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Publication Date: 11-07-2012
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INDEX Stone Creek........4 Ocala Palms........6 Quail Meadow......7 Fairfield Village12 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 32 WEDNESDAY, November 7, 2012 Puzzles Page 9 Classifieds Page 11 12 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Rates may vary depending on deposit amount and availability. Certain restrictions and penalty for early withdrawals may apply. *Promotional incentive from First American Trust may be included to obtain APY. Bank accounts FDIC insured to the legal limits. Complete details are important. 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Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto 3187 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon 7298 S. Florida Ave., Floral City 5844 Carl G. Rose, Hernando 401 Tompkins St., Inverness 1703 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 275 NE U.S. 19, Crystal River 1876 N. Florida Ave., Hernando Fairfield Halloween Fairfield Village held its celebration of Halloween recently. Above, the Pumpkin Patch was a huge success, and at left, Jim LePage, the winner of the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, really got into the spirit of the competition. Story and more photos on Page 12. Honor Flight grounded This is a photo of Jack Sheidler of Quail Meadow, who was supposed to take an Honor Flight Oct. 25 to Washington, D.C. However, one of the two planes, the one he was on, was grounded because of mechanical difficulties and he didnt make the trip. See story on Page 7. Two recent news releases show that Marion County Public Schools are becoming more and more active in cyberspace. As of last Friday, more than 720 people know the latest information about Marion County Public Schools. Thats because theyve downloaded School Connect, a new mobile app offered free of charge by the district. Marion County is the first Florida school district to offer the new mobile app to students, parents, employees, and others seeking school updates. The free app, called School Connect, is available in the Apple and Android stores to users of smart phones and other appenabled devices. Once users download the app, they select Settings and Manage Districts to choose Florida and Marion County. They can then activate push notifications from any school. Similar to text messages, these notifications can be immediate in case of an emergency. They may also remind subscribers about early release days, events, athletic competitions, club meetings, and other district and school functions. The app, provided free to the district and users at no taxpayer expense, links to the Parent Portal with student grades, school lunch menus, school addresses and contact information, school web sites, and education-related resources. It also provides GPS mapping and navigation links and multiple language options including Spanish. The app was created by School Connect, an Oklahoma-based mobile app developer for K-12 school systems. The app will enhance district and school efforts to improve communications with parents, students, employees, and other stakeholders. You can visit www.schoolconnectapps.com for more details. Also, Marion County opened its newest public school recently without building a single traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. Instead, its virtual schooling, available online 24/7 to students at elementary grade levels. The new school, called Marion e-Learning, offers students in kindergarten through fifth grade the option to enroll in online classes for a custom-tailored education. They work at their own pace, on their own time, in their own space. Regular face-to-face meetings keep students and teachers familiar with each other. Science fair participation, field trips, and awards ceremonies are some of the activities available to students. The online experience offers students interactive multi-media content and is available free of charge. Students must have their own computer with Internet access, webcam, microphone, and access to a public library. Teachers are state-certified and developed the actual curriculum, which is aligned to Common Core state standards. The addition of Marion e-Learning means Marion County Public Schools now offers a complete online K-12 education experience. For more information, visit www.marion.k12.fl.us/schools/mel or contact Tracy Patterson at 352.236.0570 or marion.elearning@marion.k12.fl.us. Schools move to cyberspace Veterans Day ceremonyStudents from Marion County Schools are expected to take part in a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12, at Veterans Memorial Park. The ceremony is expected to start at 11 a.m. and will be open to the public. Complete information was not released by the school system before press time. Ocala Health will host its first Womens Wellness Day at the College of Central Florida on Friday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Motivational speaker and Biggest Loser Season 11 runner-up Hannah Curlee will be the keynote speaker at a lunchtime presentation. A health fair and seminar sessions will continue through the afternoon. Hannah Curlee will share her inspiring story of life-changing weight loss and help others recognize how they too can achieve weight loss and healthy living goals. Curlee is half the woman she used to be or 51.6 percent of her former self, to be exact. Curlee and her sister, Olivia Ward, were the top two finishers on Season 11 of NBCs The Biggest Loser reality show. By the shows end, Curlee had dropped from 248 pounds to 128, a 120-pound loss. For viewers, the transformation was startling. For Curlee, it was life altering. We are thrilled that Hannah is visiting Ocala and participating in an event directed at helping the women of greater Marion County make more informed decisions about their healthcare, said Ginger Carroll, CEO of Ocala Healths West Marion Community Hospital. Women are the primary decision makers when it comes to the health and wellbeing of their family. Whether it concerns their children, husbands, parents, themselves, possibly even friends or neighbors, women carefully weigh the healthcare choices they have to make. This forum will offer attendees access to a number of resources in a variety of medical specialties, Carroll added. During the health fair, attendees will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with clinical specialists in cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, diabetes, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, neuroscience, and womens health. Demonstrations or test drives on the DaVinci Robot surgical system will be offered by the surgeons who use this latest minimally-invasive surgical technology. Body fat, BMI, strength, balance, blood pressure and memory screenings will also be offered. Three Ask the Medical Expert sessions will be held on orthopedic-neurological disorders, gynecologic conditions, and heart health, where attendees can have their questions answered about each of these specialties. This event is free to the public and registration is required only for the lunchtime talk with Hannah Curlee. In lieu of an admission fee, attendees are welcome to make a suggested donation of $5 to the United Way of Marion County for its work with local agencies that support the health and well-being of women. To register for lunch with Hannah Curlee, please call 1-800-530-1188. Womens Wellness Day set T he Fairfield Village Clubhouse was the setting on Saturday, Oct. 27 for an outstanding Halloween gathering with Frann Glenney as the hostess for the evening. She was given many compliments for her special barbecue which was one of the hits of the event. Frann was very quick to thank all those who helped her with the festivities as she said they made things much easier. Lots of delicious food with ghoulish names added to the fun of the evening. Many people cringed as they looked at the names attached to the dishes, but they did not seem to let that interfere with their appetites. Before and after the meal, there were a number of games/competitions which added to the spirit of the evening. There was a mummy wrapping competition, a pumpkin pie eating contest, and a pumpkin decoration contest. Each was received with much cheering and laughter as the participants really got involved and excited. During the cake walk, one of the final ladies found herself on the floor because of the enthusiasm of those walking. Thankfully, she was not hurt, and she was laughing good-naturedly as she was helped to her feet. Bart Rich provided the musical entertainment for the evening and his choices along with the clarity of the new sound system made the evening that much more pleasant. Big yard saleEveryone is invited to Fairfield Villages big yard sale set for 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturda7, Nov.10. There will be lots of extraordinary items for sale at fantastic bargain prices. Also, there will be a craft and bake sale going on during the sale hours in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Additionally, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for lunch. Stop by and check out the unique and delicious items offered by our artisans and bakers. Typically, those who attend our sale walk away with such treasures that they promise to attend again. Now is the time to make those plans because the word has it that this year there will be more and better bargains offered. Ed Glassman threatens to take Lady Dragonfly's (aka Toni Belcher) special fortune telling ball hostage if he does not get a good "fortune." Fairfield Village enjoys Halloween event Priscilla Geissal Frann Glenney's special recipe barbecue was a big hit when she hosted the Fairfield Village Halloween Party.

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Named Worlds Best Edible Oil in France, Germany, Brussels Also available in gel cap form 352-732-8450 352-484-4888 Thursday, Nov. 8 Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant on Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. for lunch and a meeting afterward. Any members in the area are welcomed. Friday, Nov. 9 Red Kettle kickoffThe Salvation Armys Red Kettle Christmas Campaign begins on Nov. 9. Please join us on Friday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Ocalas Downtown Square. A short program is planned for the celebration. For more information, call 352-629-2004. Lions hold spaghetti dinner On Friday, the 9th of November, the Ocala Lions Club Military and Service Dog Committee will hold the fifth annual spaghetti dinner and auction to benefit the Fisher House and the Americas VetDogs. The event will be held at the Our Place Lounge located at 7651 S.W. State Road 200 in the Circle Square Plaza starting at 5 p.m. Dinner will be $15 per person and will be served from 6 until 7:30 p.m. A raffle and auction will immediately follow the dinner. Fisher House provides a home-like facility for families of veterans or military personnel who are receiving medical care at a military or VA Hospital. Americas VetDogs a special project of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, will be trained to help disabled veterans gain mobility and independence as well as serving as guide dogs for those who lost their sight. For further information, contact Bill Thomas at 352291-2600 or email (billtom7522@cfl.rr.com) or Phyllis Rankin at 352-362-1905. Donations will be greatly appreciated. Happenings Saturday, Nov. 10 Men to serve up famous breakfastThe Ocala West United Methodist Men will serve their very famous all you can eat breakfast Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The cost is $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St.Pine Run to hold yard saleThe residents of Pine Run are holding their annual yard sale on Nov.10 (rain date Nov. 11) from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will include all kinds of items from unwanted, doesnt fit anymore, duplication, transitional and dont like the color. Baked goods along with fashionable jewelry will be offered for sale as well. Breakfast and light luncheons for the hungry shoppers will be offered at reasonable prices at Pine Run Clubhouse One. For further information call 352-237-2971. Pine Run Estates is at Southwest 88th Terrace off State Road 200, Ocala.Mega book sale A Cats Meow mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information, call 352-291-1962.SummerGlen to hold craft fairSummerGlen will conduct its annual holiday and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SummerGlen Grand Hall, 1450 S.W. 154th St. There will be assorted crafts, including handcrafted baskets, gourmet goodies, handcrafted jewelry as well as boutique items. There will be lots of door prizes and much more. Take Exit 341 (County Road 484) off the Interstate, go east toward Dunnellon to Southwest 20th Avenue Road, and follow signs to SummerGlen. Button Club to meet The Manatee Button Club will meet at the Marion Oaks Community Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. The club meets the second Saturday of each month. The program for November will be on celluloid buttons. For more information or directons, call 352-237-6875.Sunday, Nov. 11 Fellowship Thanksgiving luncheonMembers and friends are invited to join our Thanksgiving Luncheon of smoked turkey and all the trimmings. Visitors and friends are always the first in line. Together let us share the many blessings we have to be thankful for. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Marion Oaks church marks Veterans DayOn Sunday, Nov. 11, Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks is having a Veterans day service at 6 p.m. The service will include a color guard. Post-polio support group to meetThe North Central Post-Polio Support Group will present the Program: Back Pain: Zero In On the Problem, on Nov. 11, at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. The guest speaker will be Dr. Troy D. Lowell, M.D., 1984 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University and a 1988 graduate of Rutgers Medical School. For more information contact President Carolyn Raville at 352-4891731 Concert at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Church will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Roberta Swedien, classical pianist, will play From Russia with Love, Sergei Rachmaninoff the Preludes. Roberta Swedien has performed on four continents for over four decades in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, television and radio. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Elliott Carter. Her training was at the Chicago Conservatory College, Sherwood Music School, Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. In addition to her classical work, she did the sound design for Michael Jacksons HIStory album for which she received a Platinum record. Roberta now resides in Gainesville, after fifteen years abroad, where she teaches piano, voice, theory and composition as well as performing in solo and ensemble programs. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces two November performances: Veterans Light the Stars is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m., at the Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park (25th and Fort King Street) featuring a fireworks inale! Musical selections include: Homefront (a medley of WWII songs); Josh Grobans You Raise Me Up; Glenn Millers American Patrol; A Salute to the Armed Forces of the US; Overture, among others. For more information call 352-624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Bleacher seating is available or bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. A concert in support of Operation Shoebox will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m, at the Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church, 674 Silver Road. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or the Silver Springs Presbyterian Church at 352-687-1119. Both performances are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Free memory screeningMemory screenings and educational materials are available as part of National Memory Screening Day, an initiative of the Alzheimers Foundation of America. It will take place at Visiting Angels, 8405 S.W. 80th St., Suite 14, Ocala, at On Top of the World Circle Square Commons. The free and confidential event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but you must call for an appointment. For information, call 352-620-8484. Thursday, Nov. 15 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Please see HAPPENINGS Page 5 000D56N CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY N OTARY OPEN EVERYDAY MONDAY SATURDAY 8:30AM 5:00PM VETERANS DAY APPRECIATION Saturday, Nov. 10 FREE CHILI 11am 3pm (or until the pot dries up) For our veterans Veterans Day Sale 10% Off any item not already discounted Marion County Public LibraryThe Friends of the Library need volunteers to assist in the Book Market bookstore Mondays and Tuesdays at the E. Silver Spring Blvd location from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. For additional information contact Pat Anderson at 352-598-8218. TimberRidge Rehab and NursingBingo Assistant Volunteer will transport residents (within the building) to and from the activity; assist residents need help with the activity. Afternoon shifts available. Therapy Transport Volunteers will transport residents (pushing their wheelchair) back to their room from the therapy room. Morning shifts available. For additional information on volunteer opportunities at TimberRidge, please contact Michelle Jarvis at 352-291-7215.United Way Reading Pals Provide 1 hour of volunteer services per designated week at a targeted elementary school for 25 weeks. Read and complete assigned activities with student in the media center during the school day. Training provided. Start date August 20. For additional information contact Jan Hathaway, 352-732-9696 Administrative Assistant Volunteers are needed on short notice for projects such as mailings, counting, sorting, etc. For additional information contact Faith Beard at 352-7329696. Salvation ArmyBell Ringers Bell ringers will be located at retail locations and public spaces and will ring the bells, greet the public and thank contributors. Monies received will be picked up at the kettle location or deposited in a pre-determined location. Shifts will be 1-2 hours. Training will be provided. Food Server Food servers are always in demand. Three meals per day are served at the Center for Hope Soup Kitchen. On Thanksgiving Day a meal is also served at Evangeline Booth Garden Apartments. Shifts are 1-2 hours. Angel Tree Volunteer During the second week of December volunteers sort donated gifts. During the third week of December volunteers assist with the distribution of food and toys to clients. After the distribution is complete volunteers assist with after Christmas clean up. For additional information on any of these volunteer opportunities, call Shirley Hsu at 352-629-2004 ext. 306. Interfaith Emergency ServicesVolunteers are needed to serve as greeters for people making donations, to assist with packing and distributing food and in the retail operation. If you can help, contact Nita Nelson at 352-629-8868. First United Methodist ChurchFirst UMC is seeking volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing clothing, bath and personal products, and meal assistants. Please contact Evelyn McRae at 352-633-4344. This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 352-291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu Lend a hand Read the classifieds Retirement Ceremony Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert A. Morrissette hugs his mother, Barbara Jaggers of Ocala, the West Marion Messengers circulation coordinator, as Capt. Mark Wegge looks on. Morrissette, a graduate of Forest High School, was honored on the occasion of his retirement after 25 years of service. The ceremony was held at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center on Oct. 20. Jaggers was presented with the Military Parent Medal during the ceremony.

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upon a woman. There is nothing wrong with trying to look younger. I suppose it is an easier task to do if you are a woman than if you are a man. Every morning before I leave the house I try to make myself as non-scary to the public as I possibly can. I will scrape my face, pat down my hair, and douse myself with aftershave and in 10 minutes I am done and ready for the world. I have noticed that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage takes a lot longer than 10 minutes to get ready to face the world. I must admit she does a very good job of it, but I also must admit it takes a long time and it seems each year it gets longer. I do not want to call attention to myself. I just want to get through the day and back home again. I know I am not as young as I used to be but I take consolation in the fact that I am older than I used to be. And hand in hand with good old Father Time, I have walked down the wonderful timeline. For me personally, I like to celebrate each birthday as a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. My goal in life is to get as old as I possibly can and with the good help of Father Time, I am well on my way. Time has not stood still for me, for which I am most thankful. Just like getting to the airport on time for my flight, I want to be on time for everything happening in my life. I do not want to miss a thing. Too often people look backward, stumble over today, find themselves in tomorrow and do not know how they got there. I want to enjoy the time I have in real time. There is no time like the present to enjoy. Memories are wonderful. Aspirations are delightful. But, nothing can take the place of right now. The Bible has a lot to say about time. We are in a timeline established by God and it will not slow down into we come to the end. The apostle Paul understood this when he wrote, And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed (Romans 13:11 KJV). There is no time like the present that as someone said, This is the first day of the rest of my life. I am going to celebrate my Now with all the energy I have. 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 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3 10 Wednesday, November 7, 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. 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Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries FREE pickup within 5 miles 8-V T875 only $ 619 6-V P2000 only $ 459 12-V T1275 only $ 619 6-V T605 only $ 509 New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires 2010 Club Car Precedent New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger Warranty $ 4,595 WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger $ 4,995 2011 Club Car 6-V T105 only $ 579 000D5U1 This weeks puzzle answers 000D36E BIGGEST GARAGE SALE OF THE YEAR IN SW OCALA 6 TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY GARAGE SALES OF 100+ HOUSEHOLDS at SummerGlen Country Club 1450 SW 154th St. Rd., OCALA Saturday, Nov. 17th 8 am 2 pm I-75 exit 341 to CR 484 West, left onto SW 20th AV RD at the SummerGlen sign; follow road 2 miles to gate entrance on right. Gatekeeper will hand out location maps then look for the bright green notices posted on garages. I was off to the airport on another trip. I started out early, arrived at the airport on time but when I arrived the plane had canceled and I had to apply for another plane. The next plane headed for my destination was about two hours away. This would in fact, make me miss my connecting flight. I suppose I ought to be grateful that I was able to catch a later flight. It gave me some time to sit in the airport with nothing to do but think. Talk about a boring afternoon! One of the things I thought about was never flying again. But, necessity is the mother of inconvenience, or something like that. While I was thinking in the airport, I thought of a wise old man who, waxing philosophical, once said, Time waits for no man. I know he was wise because he did not include women in his observation. Although time will wait for no man, it has a different approach to women. Usually speaking, a man welcomes the passing of time. Proudly he displays those wrinkles and calluses as marks of manhood. Until recently, gray hair was a crown of authority. Even Solomon, the wisest man said, The hoary [gray] head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness (Proverbs 16:31 KJV). The grayer the head, the wiser the man. Although, I must confess I have seen my share of dumb grayheaded men. A woman, however, has an altogether different philosophy when it comes to time. As a man with gray hair, I do not fully understand their philosophy. I suppose there are some men who would like to be 25 again. Most men, however, are happy to be as old as they are. Women are different. They live upon the concept of ageless beauty. Who am I, as a man, to counter that philosophy? I discovered this many years ago. A woman casually asked me how old I thought she was. I have long since discovered that this is no casual question and she is not looking for exact information. I, at the time, took it as a challenge and tried to guess her age. Wrong! I have since learned that the correct response to this question is, Why, you dont look a day over 25. I do not know exactly what that means, but I have often gotten smiles from this response. No matter how old the woman is, in her mind she is still 25. The man has a different idea. Im 60, he will boast to whoever will listen, and I can still do a whole days work. Then he will go out and throw his back out just to prove it. Time has a different effect upon a man as it does Please, please just get me to the airport on time James Snyder Florida Department of Corrections probation officers, along with county and city law enforcement officers, joined forces to target sex offenders and sex predators on Halloween to ensure they had no contact with trick-or-treaters. The goal of the operation was to visit the residences of every sex offender and sex predator on community supervision in an 11-county area during the trick-ortreat hours. Special thanks to our law enforcement partners and the Department of Corrections probation officers who went the extra mile to protect those in the communities they serve, said Secretary Ken Tucker. All of these officers work extremely hard to ensure public safety. Law enforcement agencies and probation officers from Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Polk, St. Lucie, Seminole and Volusia counties participated in the operation. The Department of Corrections initiated similar operations in all counties of Florida to monitor sex offenders. Prior to Halloween, probation officers provided these specific instructions to each sexual offender and predator: DO NOT decorate your residence or yard with Halloween dcor; DO NOT offer children candy or treats; DO NOT dress in costume or Halloween attire; DO NOT take your children Trick-orTreating; DO NOT turn on your porch light between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 pm; DO NOT greet any children who may come to your residence; and DO NOT attend celebrations or festivals where there are minors present. Teams of probation officers and law enforcement officers conducted surveillance and visited the homes of over 1,300 supervised offenders and predators Coalition targets sex offenders on Halloween

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Additional night may be added. 2 People $224 Price starting at $112 per person based on double occupancy. We are the only place in North America where you can legally swim and interact with the manatees in the wild. Your tour leaves directly from the dock at the Plantations very own Adventure Center. Your experienced guide will fill you in on all the facts and fun of the manatees as well as the history and nature of Kings Bay and Crystal River. www.PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com (352) 527-88553557 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly Hills, FL 34465Located Next to Winn Dixie www.beckystravelservice.com ST 35415 Sail Date Nights Destination JAN. 1710 Western Caribbean JAN. 2710 Eastern Caribbean FEB. 610 Eastern Caribbean FEB. 1610 Western Caribbean FEB. 2610 Eastern Caribbean MAR. 87 Western CaribbeanAsk about FREE Shore Excursions 000D4A0 2 for 1 Fares Additional Bonus Savings of up to $5,000 per suite FREE Roundtrip Air* FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Pkg. FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities FREE Ground TransfersFREE Unlimited Beverages, Incl. Fine Wines & Prem. Spirits *Air inclusive program applies to economy, roundtrip flights only from select U.S & Canadian gateways. GREAT GETAWAY 000D4D5 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 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work requires increased effort during the next few days. But it all will pay off down the line. Things ease up in time for weekend fun with family and/or friends. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your genuine concern for others could prompt you to promise more than you can deliver. Its best to modify your plans now, before you wind up overcommitted later. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A situation that seems simple at first glance needs a more thorough assessment before you give it your OK. Dig deeper for information that might be hidden from view. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Careful: Right now, things might not be quite what they appear. Even the intuitive Crab could misread the signs. Get some solid facts before you act on your suspicions. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your energy levels are high, allowing you to complete those unfinished tasks before you take on a new project. A social invitation could come from an unlikely source. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might think youre helping, but unless youre asked for a critique, dont give it. If you are asked, watch what you say. Your words should be helpful, not hurtful. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your attempt at mediating disputes might meet some opposition at first. But once youre shown to be fair and impartial, resistance soon gives way to cooperation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Go ahead. Reward yourself for helping settle a disturbing workplace situation. On another note: A personal relationship might be moving to a higher level. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A sudden change of heart by a colleague might create some momentary uncertainty. But stay with your original decision and, if necessary, defend it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Rely on a combination of your sharp instincts along with some really intense information-gathering to help you make a possibly life-changing decision. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Instead of worrying if that new person in your life will stay or leave, spend all that energy on strengthening your relationship so it becomes walkout resistant. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A sudden financial dry spell could reduce your cash flow almost to a trickle. But by conserving more and spending less, youll get through the crunch in good shape. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to keep secrets makes you the perfect confidante for friends, family and coworkers. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. A fter almost a year, Stone Creek has a full time fitness director. Judy Helfin is the new director and Judy has a BS Degree from Towson State University, in dance. Judy has certifications in the following areas: ACE Group Fitness, AFAA Personal Training, Patricia Gizzi Stone Creek gets a new fitness director CPR American Heart Association, RYT Yoga 200hr, Zumba Basic I & II, Gold, Toning, Silver Sneakers MSROM, Cardio Circuit, Yoga Stretch and Spinning. Judy has worked as a fitness instructor at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club, Bay Care Health Systems in Tampa, LA Fitness in Clearwater, Bally Total Fitness in Maryland, and as a personal trainer. As one can see, fitness has been a part of Judys life and she is now here at Stone Creek to see that fitness becomes a part of our lives. Judys hobbies include ballroom dancing, look out Dancing with the Stars, working out with her friends, Astrid, Mike, Kim, Terry, Margareta and Tony, swimming, biking, going to the beach, reading and crocheting. Judy was kind enough to answer some questions that I posed to her. How do you compare the facilities of Stone Creek to other places where you have worked? Stone Creek is an outstanding community and the facilities are without a doubt, the best Ive seen in all my years in the fitness industry. Not only are the facilities top notch, the staff is friendly and courteous, and the residents have been very welcoming. Stone Creek has been without a full time Fitness Director for over one year. What would you like to see happen here now that you are on board (new classes or equipment)? New Fitness Director Judi Helfin. As far as classes, I have always kept up with what is current in the fitness industry. I will continue to do that at Stone Creek. From what I can see so far, I think our equipment is excellent. In the future, I would like to offer more orientations for residents so they might feel more comfortable with the equipment. From some CAAC meetings residents had concerned about the new machinery that was installed. Some residents voiced an opinion about wanting to have input when the next round of equipment is installed? How do you feel about resident input on this subject and other subjects concerning the Spa? I think resident input is important, and I have no problem with them voicing their opinions. We want the residents to be happy and we will try to accommodate as best we can. Do you see the need to have wellness seminars for residents to go along with the exercise programs that the Spa provides? For anyone participating in a fitness program, wellness seminars are a great way to educate and inspire, and therefore lead to longevity in an active lifestyle. I would definitely like to hold wellness seminars at Stone Creek. What do you consider a reasonable amount of time to respond to e-mails sent to you by residents? I try to answer them promptly and will certainly strive to answer them in a timely manner. Do you have plans for any training for your staff? I will insure the staff is up to date with CPR and equipment use. Would you like to see more spa related clubs? If so, what? Currently, we have groups who play Bocce Ball, Pickle Ball, Table Tennis, and Water Volley Ball. These activities are a great way to incorporate fun into a fitness program and I am definitely open to organizing more fitness type groups. Please add any other items that these questions may not have covered that you would like to see me address. I am very happy and excited to be a part of Stone Creek lan Spa, and am looking forward to keeping the fun in fitness at our facility! If you have not had the opportunity to meet Judy, stop by the lan Spa and say hello. Her friendly spirit will welcome you to want to work out. Judy, welcome to the Stone Creek Community! A health care panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Representatives from several area agencies will be on hand to discuss questions regarding the changes in health care. For more information, call John Klopfer at 352207-0755. Refreshments will be served. Health care discussion set African Violet Club meetsPlease join us for our Nov. 17 meeting at 10:30 am at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation) 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The program topic for November will center around a work shop and repotting your African violets and other gesneriads. We will have hands on and everyone is encouraged to bring violets they wish to repot and newspaper and other repotting supplies. Our courtesy store will be open as well with all kinds of products such as new pots and soil, tools and fertilizer. Delicious light refreshments will be served. The public is invited and for more information please contact our club President, Laura Perdomo thepeacockcottage@gmail. com.

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Saturday, Nov. 17 Walk of RemembranceA Walk of Remembrance memorial event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the serene beauty of Sholom Park at 6840 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. The walk serves as an opportunity to remember a loved one and find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences, and hope for healing and happiness. Walkers will enjoy a tranquil stroll through the Labyrinth, partake in the uplifting power of music, and reflect on their experiences privately or with others. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first walk beginning at 9:15 a.m.; subsequent walks will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. The donation includes light refreshments and a small gift. Participants may choose to walk the entire morning or select a time slot. Feel free to come and go as you please and enjoy the parks amenities. Please note the parks no pets policy. Hospice of Marion County provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for patients with advancing illness and their families. Proceeds from the event will continue to support bereaved families and individuals through the Center for Hope and Healing at Hospice of Marion County. For more information call 352-854-5218 or register online www.hospiceofmarion.com/news.html.SummerGlen Country Club garage saleThe SummerGlen community at 1450 S.W. 154th Street Road, Ocala will host its 6th annual community garage sale with an estimated 150+ households participating on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is one of the largest garage sales in Southwest Ocala and well worth visiting for bargains galore. You dont want to miss it. From I-75, take exit 341 to CR484 west, turn left at the Summer-Glen sign with the fountain, then follow road to the gate. Gatekeeper will hand out map of locations and look for the bright green signs posted on garages. Saturday, Nov. 17 Two symphony and choir concertsFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the OSO Community Choir for this special presentation! The concert will include selections from Handels Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus, a Vaughn Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols and other exciting holiday music. The presentations will occur on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala and on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Summerfield. Tickets are only $15 for general admission. They are available at all Center State Banks, on OcalaSymphony.com, or by calling 352-351-1606. Tickets will be available at the door until they are sold out.You dont want to miss this unique opportunity to see nearly 200 people working together to make a joyous noise. Bring friends, bring family, and together lets celebrate this annual powerful Ocala tradition once again. Sunday, Nov. 18 From Bach to Broadway at Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala presents From Bach to Broadway, a musical montage of Classical and Broadway hits. The program will feature Karen Allen, vocalist and keyboard and Zoriy Zinger, violinist, on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, State Road 200, Ocala. Karen Allen is an accomplished musician with musical degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Princeton University. She began her career as a pianist and has performed on and off Broadway. She is also a cantor and rabbi. Mr. Zinger was a soloist in the Russian Symphony Orchestra and has performed throughout the United States including Lincoln Center and the New York City Museum of Modern Art. He has also appeared with Ray Charles, Ricky Martin and on TV. Tickets are $10 per person and benefit the humanitarian programs of Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala. For further information and tickets please contact Sonia at 352-307-3662 or Estelle 352-861-2542 or Shirley 352873-6186. Come enjoy a delightful afternoon of beautiful music suitable for the whole family.Temple to conduct auctionThe annual fund raising auction for Temple Bnai Darom is being conducted by Bruce Denerstein, licensed auctioneer. The Auction begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. There is no buyers premium. Included in the auction are new and used merchandise, furniture, coins, jewelry, household items, gifts, etc. The Temple is located at 49 Banyan Course. For additional information call Shelly at 352-694-3655. Saturday, Nov. 24 Fundraiser bingo by VFW ladiesThe Ladies Auxiliary to the Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is having a fundraiser bingo on Saturday, Nov. 24. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. For a $20 donation you will receive the following: A $25 Bingo Pack and one (1) Special Winner Take-All Ticket. This, also, includes a hot dog, soda, cake, and coffee. We suggest you buy your tickets ASAP as this should be an early sellout. Contact Regina Ballman at 352-873-3631 or Sheryl Browne at 352-854-5787. Join us, along with your guests and friends for an enjoyable holiday Saturday. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund various activities for our veterans and other charities. Sunday, Nov. 25 Watch and clock extravaganzaChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors meets every fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., Ocala. The November meeting on Nov. 25 is the fall extravaganza, which consists of many of the members parting with everything from a good clock repair book to valuable antique clocks and watches. There will be tools, parts and above all, great camaraderie. All are welcome. Table use fee is $5 per table. There will be free coffee and donuts. The group is not allowed to do any appraisals. Saturday, Dec. 1 Christmas luncheon at Joy Lutheran The annual LMM/WELCA, combined women and mens, Christmas Luncheon at Joy Lutheran Church is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. Special entertainment will include Gerri Smith, of the Living Word Ministry, Tavares, and Michigan City, Indiana, who will present a biblical portrayal of Mrs. Noah. Mrs. Smith is a dramatic story-teller who presents a unique insight into the lives and times of many Biblical characters. She does her presentations of a variety of women in the bible for womens groups, church services, conventions and other appropriate meetings. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509. Concert band concert Join the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for its December concert series A Christmas Wish on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Christmas Festival; Sleigh Ride; Russian Christmas Music; Grown Up Christmas Wish; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; a Christmas sing-along and others. All performances are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Non-perishable food items will be collected at both performances for Vets Helping Vets. For more information, call 624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, November 7, 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 Northeast gets hurricane, but we dont Scams and thieves Y es, tis the season for, well, you know, scams and thieves. A couple of weeks ago, our sheriffs substation investigated incidents at Walmart, where car windows were smashed in during some smash and grab attempts. As of this writing, no suspects have been caught. There are some precautions that everyone should take. The most obvious is not to put things that you buy in your vehicle, where they are visible to the public, and then leave your vehicle to go into another store, or a restaurant, or to do some chores. When you buy items at the store, if you cant put them out of sight in a trunk or somewhere like that, go straight home. Take your items into your house. Dont put your car in jeopardy of being broken into. Big parking lots are the perfect spots for thieves. Its easy for them to blend in with crowds, wait until its clear, and then quickly get away with your items. But other areas are also vulnerable. The other thing we have to be aware of is the people who try some scams against honest people. There are so many that its impossible to list them all, so heres a simple list of things to be aware of. Never give out personal information on the phone to someone you dont know if you didnt initiate the call. That includes obvious things like Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, and so forth, but also simple things like your address and, yes, even your name. Some of these people make several phone calls at once, and talk to the first person that answers. If they have to ask your name, just tell them, Hey, you called me. If you dont know who you called, good bye. Never invite anyone into your home unless youve initiated the visit (repairmen, etc.) and never, no matter what, leave them alone to have the run of your house. Never, ever, send money to anyone you dont know, even if they tell you its a good faith payment for a prize you won. And if that person says theyre a relative, do some checking before you send the money (the grandson stuck in Panama scam). Remember, you cant win a sweepstakes that you didnt enter. If youre told that you won, hang up. Finally, its an old saying, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Protect yourself, your purchases and your money, and youll have a much happier holiday. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY JIM FLYNN The campaign headquarters post mortem of an unsuccessful presidential candidate begins with a lament something like this: If we had carried Montana (3 electoral votes) we could have won it all. If only are sad but mildly comforting words. Every four years we get an opportunity to explain the mystery of the Electoral College. Writing this exposition for publication just after the election avoids any allegation that we intended to cause confusion and voter suppression. It is important to remember there would be no United States of America if the former colonies hadnt approved our Constitution. The new states had no intention of going out of business, particularly the smaller ones. They intended then and still insist to have a voice in Washington. Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution says the States will hold elections for Senators and Representatives. Congress can fiddle with some of the details, but the States are still in charge. Article II requires the States to participate in election of the President by having voters choose electors equal to the number of Senators and Representatives each State sends to Congress. Electors are nominated by political parties and appointed by the states. After citizens have voted, the electors cast their ballots and later transmit them to Congress to be counted. Why such a rigamarole? To preserve states rights the founders considered having state legislatures select the president. They dropped that idea because deadlocks would be likely if each state insisted on electing a favorite son or regional good ole boy. The framers of the Constitution also considered letting Congress select the president. On reconsideration they decided to fashion a system which would insulate the President from a political majority in Congress and from citizens who could be manipulated by promises and corruption. Before and after every presidential election, a few voices rise to suggest the Electoral College is outdated and should be abolished. They forget or choose to ignore that Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chavez were elected to power by direct votes of the people. One of my favorite national columnists, Mark Shields, wrote recently that The Electoral College Must Go. He said it is absolutely anti-democratic and all the democracies created since the end of World War II have managed to function without an electoral college. We have to disagree for the single reason that the United States is not and was not intended to be a democracy. We are a successful 225 year old constitutional republic. Would we prefer to be a European social democracy? Would we be better off? We dont think so. As one historian put it, The democracy genie was quickly put back in the bottle. Given the current state of party politics, we believe the founders had great foresight when they reasoned that the president should not be chosen by legislatures, by Congress, or by popular vote of the people. 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. 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) 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 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. 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Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 000D3ZQ CANADIAN MEDS 000CZJK 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES S ave up to 80% on prescription drugs Viagra Advair Plavix Celebrex Cymbalta Cialis Many other drugs available Jim Clark Editor F or a native New Yorker, who was raised across the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey, TV watching last week was built mostly around Hurricane Sandy. There were a lot of familiar sites both shown and talked about as Manhattan, Staten Island and the Jersey Shore (the area, not the TV show) were highlighted as the areas most damaged by the wind and water, and Long Island, which had the devastating fire that swept through Breezy Point. Some held particular memories, especially New Jersey. There were two sites along the Shore (they didnt call it the beach when I was there, dont know what they do now) that brought recollections of past years. One was pictures of the town of Tuckerton, which leads to an area called Mystic Islands, where for a while in the 1960s my parents had a summer home. It was kind of nice the only time I ever drove (is that the right word?) a boat was at that home they had a small, slow-powered boat that I learned to steer, with some effort. The engine was in the back so it was backward from a car you turned the wheel to the right to go left, and so forth. It was also where I learned my young wifes dedication to family. My folks had ordered a load of gravel to spread over their sandy yard, and we were going down there on the weekend. Dad, however, got sick, and they were a day late, but with a great deal of help from my wife, we got the gravel spread ourselves so they wouldnt have to do it. I cant imagine what that area, and that house, looks like now. The other area was Island Beach. Before we were married, my wife, her sister and I went down to Island Beach, crossing over the Toms River Bridge. Now Im reading about all the devastation in that area. On Staten Island, I had a great aunt who lived in St. George, on a hill overlooking the ferry slip. I assume that she is long gone, but that area probably got hit by winds, mostly. It was way too high to have a surge. I watched with interest as the news showed a ferry coming in as service was resumed, but they never showed the view of Staten Island from the ferry, which I would have liked to see. We always took the ferry then there was no Verrazano Bridge, I dont believe, and it was too far to drive south in Jersey to cross the existing bridge. I wrote a friend in northern New Jersey, and she responded that her area, about 15 miles west of Manhattan, had some wind damage and no power, but she and her family were OK. I thought it was kind of ironic how, many years ago, we moved to Florida, where you have to be wary of hurricanes, but here we were escaping with little effect while the New York area was suffering. All my relatives have moved out of New Jersey, so there werent many others to contact. My old high school put a notice on Facebook that classes were canceled at some point. Anytime people ask you to help the Red Cross, even a small amount can help. If anything, we know how to survived hurricanes and live with the aftermath the people in New York really havent got that experience. You can plan for all sorts of things in life, but when Mother Nature decides to throw you a curve, theres not much you can do about it. Thats why, at the beginning of hurricane season each year, were reminding you to be prepared. After all, you never know.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Tutorial of Electoral College HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 2

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics 000D6E7 Sharon Marques M.D. Thomas Mohan ARNP K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000D2ES YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm 000D4Z7 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. Cuts Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted M ON .-S UN 11-C LOSE Expires 11/17/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES M AKE Y OUR T HANKSGIVING R ESERVATIONS E ARLY O PEN 7 AM 4 PM 418 S. Pine Ave. (Next to Ocala Police Department) Ocala, FL 34471 352-620-0020 C u s t o m e r R a t e d # 1 H o g D o g i n O c a l a 000D5BQ Get a second small hot dog, at half price with this coupon T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid CentersA NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDEFREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES*No Co-Pay or Exam FeeInside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala352-291-1467 000D3DP Inside Crystal River MallAcross from K-Mart352-795-1484 Inside SearsPaddock Mall352-237-1665 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Read the classifieds H ave you ever had big plans to go on a really fantastic trip, made your arrangements many months in advance, looked forward to the trip with great anticipation, and then had it cancelled at the last moment? This would be like a child finding nothing from Santa on Christmas. Well, this is exactly what happened to a Quail Meadow resident last week. Jack Sheidler, a World War II Navy veteran, was chosen many months ago to fly to Washington, D.C., on the Ocala Honor Flight, scheduled to leave Ocala on Oct. 25. Jack arrived at the airport at the appointed time, along with about 300 other veterans. They were boarded on two planes and thought they were ready to taxi. One plane did leave with 170 passengers. Unfortunately, Jack was not on that plane. Jack, along with 168 other vets, was on the second plane. They waited, and waited, and waited some more. After sitting on this plane for three hours, they were told that due to a mechanical problem they would not be going to Washington. Jack said they were served a small breakfast while waiting on the plane! Jack was taken back home very disappointed. He had been talking about this trip for many months and was anxious to spend the day with other vets visiting the various memorials in our nations capital. It is very hard to comprehend the frustration and disappointment of 169 World War II veterans. It seems that something could have been done to remedy the situation. As of this date (Nov. 1) Jack has not heard from anyone regarding a make-up date for the trip. He was told that the organizers would try to schedule the trip next year. Lets hope that someone is working to remedy this situation and that the 169 veterans who fought for our country will have the trip they so honorably deserve. Ladies you can still make your reservation to attend the November luncheon on Friday, the 9th. Call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin if you plan to attend. Also, today, Nov. 7, is the last day to make your reservation for the holiday dinner (turkey and all the trimmings). Contact Kathy Voss or Charlotte Payne for tickets. The Interfaith collection box is located in the clubhouse. Please remember to put your non-perishable food items in the box. Interfaith is in need of food, paper products, and personal hygiene items. While watching the news on the super storm Sandy, we realize just how fortunate we are. Many of our friends and neighbors have family still living in the affected areas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who are suffering now. Honor Flight doesnt fly Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW Ocala Palms holds Rally for a Cure golf tournament Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club hosted its 10th annual Rally for the Cure golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 27. This year 104 golfers participated in the event and a total of $3,000 was raised. Over the last 10 years, the Ocala Palms community has donated over $26,000 to the Rally for the Cure and the fight against breast cancer. Winners in the First Flight were: 1st Place Rod Linder, Claude Roy, Merrick Owen, Renee Ross. 2nd Place Ron Getchell, Ken Herndon, Don Weber, Nancy Myron. 3rd Place Ron Newman, Stan Misiaszek, Wally Orbison, Susan Lucarini. 4th Place George Myron, John Cox, Jo Beefelt, Carol Sullivan. Second Flight Winners were: 1st Place Tony Pinto, Jim Stapp, Ward Anderson, Diane Peterson. 2nd Place Bob Oliver, Marie Murphy, Susan Ziel, Barbara Caprice. 3rd Place Joe Dedics, Phil Masten, Bob Zeuch, Ann Phillips. 4th Place John Lucarini, Neil Slater, Nako Down, Maggie Mahar. Closest to the pin for the men were Roger Richter and John Maxe. Closest to the pin for the women were Susan Ziel and Janet Lemek. Longest putt for the women was Maggie Mahar and longest putt for the men was Tony Pinto. Photos by Barb Dedics These were the participants in the Rally for a Cure golf tournament held recently at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. Angie Fischetti, Susan Lucarini, Ruth Tedesco, Carolyn Sullivan and Nancy MyronDon Weber, John Maxe, Terry Sutton and Lee Harmo n Anna Baxter and Janet LemekBev McKarge and Peg Adams Bill and Kay NegronBob Fitzgerald and Dave NippaBarry Fies and Diane Volko

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7 6 Wednesday, November 7, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics 000D6E7 Sharon Marques M.D. Thomas Mohan ARNP K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000D2ES YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm 000D4Z7 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. Cuts Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted M ON .-S UN 11-C LOSE Expires 11/17/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES M AKE Y OUR T HANKSGIVING R ESERVATIONS E ARLY O PEN 7 AM 4 PM 418 S. Pine Ave. (Next to Ocala Police Department) Ocala, FL 34471 352-620-0020 C u s t o m e r R a t e d # 1 H o g D o g i n O c a l a 000D5BQ Get a second small hot dog, at half price with this coupon T a s t e T h e B e s t T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best WEST MARION 711186 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pm Hearing Aid CentersA NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDEFREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES*No Co-Pay or Exam FeeInside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484, Ocala352-291-1467 000D3DP Inside Crystal River MallAcross from K-Mart352-795-1484 Inside SearsPaddock Mall352-237-1665 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES89 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 Read the classifieds H ave you ever had big plans to go on a really fantastic trip, made your arrangements many months in advance, looked forward to the trip with great anticipation, and then had it cancelled at the last moment? This would be like a child finding nothing from Santa on Christmas. Well, this is exactly what happened to a Quail Meadow resident last week. Jack Sheidler, a World War II Navy veteran, was chosen many months ago to fly to Washington, D.C., on the Ocala Honor Flight, scheduled to leave Ocala on Oct. 25. Jack arrived at the airport at the appointed time, along with about 300 other veterans. They were boarded on two planes and thought they were ready to taxi. One plane did leave with 170 passengers. Unfortunately, Jack was not on that plane. Jack, along with 168 other vets, was on the second plane. They waited, and waited, and waited some more. After sitting on this plane for three hours, they were told that due to a mechanical problem they would not be going to Washington. Jack said they were served a small breakfast while waiting on the plane! Jack was taken back home very disappointed. He had been talking about this trip for many months and was anxious to spend the day with other vets visiting the various memorials in our nations capital. It is very hard to comprehend the frustration and disappointment of 169 World War II veterans. It seems that something could have been done to remedy the situation. As of this date (Nov. 1) Jack has not heard from anyone regarding a make-up date for the trip. He was told that the organizers would try to schedule the trip next year. Lets hope that someone is working to remedy this situation and that the 169 veterans who fought for our country will have the trip they so honorably deserve. Ladies you can still make your reservation to attend the November luncheon on Friday, the 9th. Call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin if you plan to attend. Also, today, Nov. 7, is the last day to make your reservation for the holiday dinner (turkey and all the trimmings). Contact Kathy Voss or Charlotte Payne for tickets. The Interfaith collection box is located in the clubhouse. Please remember to put your non-perishable food items in the box. Interfaith is in need of food, paper products, and personal hygiene items. While watching the news on the super storm Sandy, we realize just how fortunate we are. Many of our friends and neighbors have family still living in the affected areas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who are suffering now. Honor Flight doesnt fly Carolyn Slocumb Q UAIL MEADOW Ocala Palms holds Rally for a Cure golf tournament Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club hosted its 10th annual Rally for the Cure golf tournament on Saturday, Oct. 27. This year 104 golfers participated in the event and a total of $3,000 was raised. Over the last 10 years, the Ocala Palms community has donated over $26,000 to the Rally for the Cure and the fight against breast cancer. Winners in the First Flight were: 1st Place Rod Linder, Claude Roy, Merrick Owen, Renee Ross. 2nd Place Ron Getchell, Ken Herndon, Don Weber, Nancy Myron. 3rd Place Ron Newman, Stan Misiaszek, Wally Orbison, Susan Lucarini. 4th Place George Myron, John Cox, Jo Beefelt, Carol Sullivan. Second Flight Winners were: 1st Place Tony Pinto, Jim Stapp, Ward Anderson, Diane Peterson. 2nd Place Bob Oliver, Marie Murphy, Susan Ziel, Barbara Caprice. 3rd Place Joe Dedics, Phil Masten, Bob Zeuch, Ann Phillips. 4th Place John Lucarini, Neil Slater, Nako Down, Maggie Mahar. Closest to the pin for the men were Roger Richter and John Maxe. Closest to the pin for the women were Susan Ziel and Janet Lemek. Longest putt for the women was Maggie Mahar and longest putt for the men was Tony Pinto. Photos by Barb Dedics These were the participants in the Rally for a Cure golf tournament held recently at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. Angie Fischetti, Susan Lucarini, Ruth Tedesco, Carolyn Sullivan and Nancy MyronDon Weber, John Maxe, Terry Sutton and Lee Harmo n Anna Baxter and Janet LemekBev McKarge and Peg Adams Bill and Kay NegronBob Fitzgerald and Dave NippaBarry Fies and Diane Volko

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Saturday, Nov. 17 Walk of RemembranceA Walk of Remembrance memorial event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the serene beauty of Sholom Park at 6840 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. The walk serves as an opportunity to remember a loved one and find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences, and hope for healing and happiness. Walkers will enjoy a tranquil stroll through the Labyrinth, partake in the uplifting power of music, and reflect on their experiences privately or with others. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first walk beginning at 9:15 a.m.; subsequent walks will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. The donation includes light refreshments and a small gift. Participants may choose to walk the entire morning or select a time slot. Feel free to come and go as you please and enjoy the parks amenities. Please note the parks no pets policy. Hospice of Marion County provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for patients with advancing illness and their families. Proceeds from the event will continue to support bereaved families and individuals through the Center for Hope and Healing at Hospice of Marion County. For more information call 352-854-5218 or register online www.hospiceofmarion.com/news.html.SummerGlen Country Club garage saleThe SummerGlen community at 1450 S.W. 154th Street Road, Ocala will host its 6th annual community garage sale with an estimated 150+ households participating on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is one of the largest garage sales in Southwest Ocala and well worth visiting for bargains galore. You dont want to miss it. From I-75, take exit 341 to CR484 west, turn left at the Summer-Glen sign with the fountain, then follow road to the gate. Gatekeeper will hand out map of locations and look for the bright green signs posted on garages. Saturday, Nov. 17 Two symphony and choir concertsFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the OSO Community Choir for this special presentation! The concert will include selections from Handels Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus, a Vaughn Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols and other exciting holiday music. The presentations will occur on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala and on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Summerfield. Tickets are only $15 for general admission. They are available at all Center State Banks, on OcalaSymphony.com, or by calling 352-351-1606. Tickets will be available at the door until they are sold out.You dont want to miss this unique opportunity to see nearly 200 people working together to make a joyous noise. Bring friends, bring family, and together lets celebrate this annual powerful Ocala tradition once again. Sunday, Nov. 18 From Bach to Broadway at Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala presents From Bach to Broadway, a musical montage of Classical and Broadway hits. The program will feature Karen Allen, vocalist and keyboard and Zoriy Zinger, violinist, on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, State Road 200, Ocala. Karen Allen is an accomplished musician with musical degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Princeton University. She began her career as a pianist and has performed on and off Broadway. She is also a cantor and rabbi. Mr. Zinger was a soloist in the Russian Symphony Orchestra and has performed throughout the United States including Lincoln Center and the New York City Museum of Modern Art. He has also appeared with Ray Charles, Ricky Martin and on TV. Tickets are $10 per person and benefit the humanitarian programs of Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala. For further information and tickets please contact Sonia at 352-307-3662 or Estelle 352-861-2542 or Shirley 352873-6186. Come enjoy a delightful afternoon of beautiful music suitable for the whole family.Temple to conduct auctionThe annual fund raising auction for Temple Bnai Darom is being conducted by Bruce Denerstein, licensed auctioneer. The Auction begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. There is no buyers premium. Included in the auction are new and used merchandise, furniture, coins, jewelry, household items, gifts, etc. The Temple is located at 49 Banyan Course. For additional information call Shelly at 352-694-3655. Saturday, Nov. 24 Fundraiser bingo by VFW ladiesThe Ladies Auxiliary to the Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is having a fundraiser bingo on Saturday, Nov. 24. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. For a $20 donation you will receive the following: A $25 Bingo Pack and one (1) Special Winner Take-All Ticket. This, also, includes a hot dog, soda, cake, and coffee. We suggest you buy your tickets ASAP as this should be an early sellout. Contact Regina Ballman at 352-873-3631 or Sheryl Browne at 352-854-5787. Join us, along with your guests and friends for an enjoyable holiday Saturday. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund various activities for our veterans and other charities. Sunday, Nov. 25 Watch and clock extravaganzaChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors meets every fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., Ocala. The November meeting on Nov. 25 is the fall extravaganza, which consists of many of the members parting with everything from a good clock repair book to valuable antique clocks and watches. There will be tools, parts and above all, great camaraderie. All are welcome. Table use fee is $5 per table. There will be free coffee and donuts. The group is not allowed to do any appraisals. Saturday, Dec. 1 Christmas luncheon at Joy Lutheran The annual LMM/WELCA, combined women and mens, Christmas Luncheon at Joy Lutheran Church is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. Special entertainment will include Gerri Smith, of the Living Word Ministry, Tavares, and Michigan City, Indiana, who will present a biblical portrayal of Mrs. Noah. Mrs. Smith is a dramatic story-teller who presents a unique insight into the lives and times of many Biblical characters. She does her presentations of a variety of women in the bible for womens groups, church services, conventions and other appropriate meetings. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509. Concert band concert Join the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for its December concert series A Christmas Wish on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Christmas Festival; Sleigh Ride; Russian Christmas Music; Grown Up Christmas Wish; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; a Christmas sing-along and others. All performances are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Non-perishable food items will be collected at both performances for Vets Helping Vets. For more information, call 624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 5 8 Wednesday, November 7, 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 Northeast gets hurricane, but we dont Scams and thieves Y es, tis the season for, well, you know, scams and thieves. A couple of weeks ago, our sheriffs substation investigated incidents at Walmart, where car windows were smashed in during some smash and grab attempts. As of this writing, no suspects have been caught. There are some precautions that everyone should take. The most obvious is not to put things that you buy in your vehicle, where they are visible to the public, and then leave your vehicle to go into another store, or a restaurant, or to do some chores. When you buy items at the store, if you cant put them out of sight in a trunk or somewhere like that, go straight home. Take your items into your house. Dont put your car in jeopardy of being broken into. Big parking lots are the perfect spots for thieves. Its easy for them to blend in with crowds, wait until its clear, and then quickly get away with your items. But other areas are also vulnerable. The other thing we have to be aware of is the people who try some scams against honest people. There are so many that its impossible to list them all, so heres a simple list of things to be aware of. Never give out personal information on the phone to someone you dont know if you didnt initiate the call. That includes obvious things like Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, and so forth, but also simple things like your address and, yes, even your name. Some of these people make several phone calls at once, and talk to the first person that answers. If they have to ask your name, just tell them, Hey, you called me. If you dont know who you called, good bye. Never invite anyone into your home unless youve initiated the visit (repairmen, etc.) and never, no matter what, leave them alone to have the run of your house. Never, ever, send money to anyone you dont know, even if they tell you its a good faith payment for a prize you won. And if that person says theyre a relative, do some checking before you send the money (the grandson stuck in Panama scam). Remember, you cant win a sweepstakes that you didnt enter. If youre told that you won, hang up. Finally, its an old saying, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Protect yourself, your purchases and your money, and youll have a much happier holiday. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY JIM FLYNN The campaign headquarters post mortem of an unsuccessful presidential candidate begins with a lament something like this: If we had carried Montana (3 electoral votes) we could have won it all. If only are sad but mildly comforting words. Every four years we get an opportunity to explain the mystery of the Electoral College. Writing this exposition for publication just after the election avoids any allegation that we intended to cause confusion and voter suppression. It is important to remember there would be no United States of America if the former colonies hadnt approved our Constitution. The new states had no intention of going out of business, particularly the smaller ones. They intended then and still insist to have a voice in Washington. Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution says the States will hold elections for Senators and Representatives. Congress can fiddle with some of the details, but the States are still in charge. Article II requires the States to participate in election of the President by having voters choose electors equal to the number of Senators and Representatives each State sends to Congress. Electors are nominated by political parties and appointed by the states. After citizens have voted, the electors cast their ballots and later transmit them to Congress to be counted. Why such a rigamarole? To preserve states rights the founders considered having state legislatures select the president. They dropped that idea because deadlocks would be likely if each state insisted on electing a favorite son or regional good ole boy. The framers of the Constitution also considered letting Congress select the president. On reconsideration they decided to fashion a system which would insulate the President from a political majority in Congress and from citizens who could be manipulated by promises and corruption. Before and after every presidential election, a few voices rise to suggest the Electoral College is outdated and should be abolished. They forget or choose to ignore that Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chavez were elected to power by direct votes of the people. One of my favorite national columnists, Mark Shields, wrote recently that The Electoral College Must Go. He said it is absolutely anti-democratic and all the democracies created since the end of World War II have managed to function without an electoral college. We have to disagree for the single reason that the United States is not and was not intended to be a democracy. We are a successful 225 year old constitutional republic. Would we prefer to be a European social democracy? Would we be better off? We dont think so. As one historian put it, The democracy genie was quickly put back in the bottle. Given the current state of party politics, we believe the founders had great foresight when they reasoned that the president should not be chosen by legislatures, by Congress, or by popular vote of the people. 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. 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) 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 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. 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Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecare... Your eyes are our masterpiece. No Technicians, No Opticians, Just You and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 000D3ZQ CANADIAN MEDS 000CZJK 7380 SW 60th Ave., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today WE MATCH COMPETITOR PRICES S ave up to 80% on prescription drugs Viagra Advair Plavix Celebrex Cymbalta Cialis Many other drugs available Jim Clark Editor F or a native New Yorker, who was raised across the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey, TV watching last week was built mostly around Hurricane Sandy. There were a lot of familiar sites both shown and talked about as Manhattan, Staten Island and the Jersey Shore (the area, not the TV show) were highlighted as the areas most damaged by the wind and water, and Long Island, which had the devastating fire that swept through Breezy Point. Some held particular memories, especially New Jersey. There were two sites along the Shore (they didnt call it the beach when I was there, dont know what they do now) that brought recollections of past years. One was pictures of the town of Tuckerton, which leads to an area called Mystic Islands, where for a while in the 1960s my parents had a summer home. It was kind of nice the only time I ever drove (is that the right word?) a boat was at that home they had a small, slow-powered boat that I learned to steer, with some effort. The engine was in the back so it was backward from a car you turned the wheel to the right to go left, and so forth. It was also where I learned my young wifes dedication to family. My folks had ordered a load of gravel to spread over their sandy yard, and we were going down there on the weekend. Dad, however, got sick, and they were a day late, but with a great deal of help from my wife, we got the gravel spread ourselves so they wouldnt have to do it. I cant imagine what that area, and that house, looks like now. The other area was Island Beach. Before we were married, my wife, her sister and I went down to Island Beach, crossing over the Toms River Bridge. Now Im reading about all the devastation in that area. On Staten Island, I had a great aunt who lived in St. George, on a hill overlooking the ferry slip. I assume that she is long gone, but that area probably got hit by winds, mostly. It was way too high to have a surge. I watched with interest as the news showed a ferry coming in as service was resumed, but they never showed the view of Staten Island from the ferry, which I would have liked to see. We always took the ferry then there was no Verrazano Bridge, I dont believe, and it was too far to drive south in Jersey to cross the existing bridge. I wrote a friend in northern New Jersey, and she responded that her area, about 15 miles west of Manhattan, had some wind damage and no power, but she and her family were OK. I thought it was kind of ironic how, many years ago, we moved to Florida, where you have to be wary of hurricanes, but here we were escaping with little effect while the New York area was suffering. All my relatives have moved out of New Jersey, so there werent many others to contact. My old high school put a notice on Facebook that classes were canceled at some point. Anytime people ask you to help the Red Cross, even a small amount can help. If anything, we know how to survived hurricanes and live with the aftermath the people in New York really havent got that experience. You can plan for all sorts of things in life, but when Mother Nature decides to throw you a curve, theres not much you can do about it. Thats why, at the beginning of hurricane season each year, were reminding you to be prepared. After all, you never know.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Tutorial of Electoral College HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 2

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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 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your work requires increased effort during the next few days. But it all will pay off down the line. Things ease up in time for weekend fun with family and/or friends. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your genuine concern for others could prompt you to promise more than you can deliver. Its best to modify your plans now, before you wind up overcommitted later. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A situation that seems simple at first glance needs a more thorough assessment before you give it your OK. Dig deeper for information that might be hidden from view. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Careful: Right now, things might not be quite what they appear. Even the intuitive Crab could misread the signs. Get some solid facts before you act on your suspicions. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your energy levels are high, allowing you to complete those unfinished tasks before you take on a new project. A social invitation could come from an unlikely source. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) You might think youre helping, but unless youre asked for a critique, dont give it. If you are asked, watch what you say. Your words should be helpful, not hurtful. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your attempt at mediating disputes might meet some opposition at first. But once youre shown to be fair and impartial, resistance soon gives way to cooperation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Go ahead. Reward yourself for helping settle a disturbing workplace situation. On another note: A personal relationship might be moving to a higher level. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A sudden change of heart by a colleague might create some momentary uncertainty. But stay with your original decision and, if necessary, defend it. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Rely on a combination of your sharp instincts along with some really intense information-gathering to help you make a possibly life-changing decision. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Instead of worrying if that new person in your life will stay or leave, spend all that energy on strengthening your relationship so it becomes walkout resistant. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A sudden financial dry spell could reduce your cash flow almost to a trickle. But by conserving more and spending less, youll get through the crunch in good shape. BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to keep secrets makes you the perfect confidante for friends, family and coworkers. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. A fter almost a year, Stone Creek has a full time fitness director. Judy Helfin is the new director and Judy has a BS Degree from Towson State University, in dance. Judy has certifications in the following areas: ACE Group Fitness, AFAA Personal Training, Patricia Gizzi Stone Creek gets a new fitness director CPR American Heart Association, RYT Yoga 200hr, Zumba Basic I & II, Gold, Toning, Silver Sneakers MSROM, Cardio Circuit, Yoga Stretch and Spinning. Judy has worked as a fitness instructor at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club, Bay Care Health Systems in Tampa, LA Fitness in Clearwater, Bally Total Fitness in Maryland, and as a personal trainer. As one can see, fitness has been a part of Judys life and she is now here at Stone Creek to see that fitness becomes a part of our lives. Judys hobbies include ballroom dancing, look out Dancing with the Stars, working out with her friends, Astrid, Mike, Kim, Terry, Margareta and Tony, swimming, biking, going to the beach, reading and crocheting. Judy was kind enough to answer some questions that I posed to her. How do you compare the facilities of Stone Creek to other places where you have worked? Stone Creek is an outstanding community and the facilities are without a doubt, the best Ive seen in all my years in the fitness industry. Not only are the facilities top notch, the staff is friendly and courteous, and the residents have been very welcoming. Stone Creek has been without a full time Fitness Director for over one year. What would you like to see happen here now that you are on board (new classes or equipment)? New Fitness Director Judi Helfin. As far as classes, I have always kept up with what is current in the fitness industry. I will continue to do that at Stone Creek. From what I can see so far, I think our equipment is excellent. In the future, I would like to offer more orientations for residents so they might feel more comfortable with the equipment. From some CAAC meetings residents had concerned about the new machinery that was installed. Some residents voiced an opinion about wanting to have input when the next round of equipment is installed? How do you feel about resident input on this subject and other subjects concerning the Spa? I think resident input is important, and I have no problem with them voicing their opinions. We want the residents to be happy and we will try to accommodate as best we can. Do you see the need to have wellness seminars for residents to go along with the exercise programs that the Spa provides? For anyone participating in a fitness program, wellness seminars are a great way to educate and inspire, and therefore lead to longevity in an active lifestyle. I would definitely like to hold wellness seminars at Stone Creek. What do you consider a reasonable amount of time to respond to e-mails sent to you by residents? I try to answer them promptly and will certainly strive to answer them in a timely manner. Do you have plans for any training for your staff? I will insure the staff is up to date with CPR and equipment use. Would you like to see more spa related clubs? If so, what? Currently, we have groups who play Bocce Ball, Pickle Ball, Table Tennis, and Water Volley Ball. These activities are a great way to incorporate fun into a fitness program and I am definitely open to organizing more fitness type groups. Please add any other items that these questions may not have covered that you would like to see me address. I am very happy and excited to be a part of Stone Creek lan Spa, and am looking forward to keeping the fun in fitness at our facility! If you have not had the opportunity to meet Judy, stop by the lan Spa and say hello. Her friendly spirit will welcome you to want to work out. Judy, welcome to the Stone Creek Community! A health care panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Representatives from several area agencies will be on hand to discuss questions regarding the changes in health care. For more information, call John Klopfer at 352207-0755. Refreshments will be served. Health care discussion set African Violet Club meetsPlease join us for our Nov. 17 meeting at 10:30 am at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation) 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The program topic for November will center around a work shop and repotting your African violets and other gesneriads. We will have hands on and everyone is encouraged to bring violets they wish to repot and newspaper and other repotting supplies. Our courtesy store will be open as well with all kinds of products such as new pots and soil, tools and fertilizer. Delicious light refreshments will be served. The public is invited and for more information please contact our club President, Laura Perdomo thepeacockcottage@gmail. com.

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upon a woman. There is nothing wrong with trying to look younger. I suppose it is an easier task to do if you are a woman than if you are a man. Every morning before I leave the house I try to make myself as non-scary to the public as I possibly can. I will scrape my face, pat down my hair, and douse myself with aftershave and in 10 minutes I am done and ready for the world. I have noticed that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage takes a lot longer than 10 minutes to get ready to face the world. I must admit she does a very good job of it, but I also must admit it takes a long time and it seems each year it gets longer. I do not want to call attention to myself. I just want to get through the day and back home again. I know I am not as young as I used to be but I take consolation in the fact that I am older than I used to be. And hand in hand with good old Father Time, I have walked down the wonderful timeline. For me personally, I like to celebrate each birthday as a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. My goal in life is to get as old as I possibly can and with the good help of Father Time, I am well on my way. Time has not stood still for me, for which I am most thankful. Just like getting to the airport on time for my flight, I want to be on time for everything happening in my life. I do not want to miss a thing. Too often people look backward, stumble over today, find themselves in tomorrow and do not know how they got there. I want to enjoy the time I have in real time. There is no time like the present to enjoy. Memories are wonderful. Aspirations are delightful. But, nothing can take the place of right now. The Bible has a lot to say about time. We are in a timeline established by God and it will not slow down into we come to the end. The apostle Paul understood this when he wrote, And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed (Romans 13:11 KJV). There is no time like the present that as someone said, This is the first day of the rest of my life. I am going to celebrate my Now with all the energy I have. 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 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3 10 Wednesday, November 7, 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. 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Gatekeeper will hand out location maps then look for the bright green notices posted on garages. I was off to the airport on another trip. I started out early, arrived at the airport on time but when I arrived the plane had canceled and I had to apply for another plane. The next plane headed for my destination was about two hours away. This would in fact, make me miss my connecting flight. I suppose I ought to be grateful that I was able to catch a later flight. It gave me some time to sit in the airport with nothing to do but think. Talk about a boring afternoon! One of the things I thought about was never flying again. But, necessity is the mother of inconvenience, or something like that. While I was thinking in the airport, I thought of a wise old man who, waxing philosophical, once said, Time waits for no man. I know he was wise because he did not include women in his observation. Although time will wait for no man, it has a different approach to women. Usually speaking, a man welcomes the passing of time. Proudly he displays those wrinkles and calluses as marks of manhood. Until recently, gray hair was a crown of authority. Even Solomon, the wisest man said, The hoary [gray] head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness (Proverbs 16:31 KJV). The grayer the head, the wiser the man. Although, I must confess I have seen my share of dumb grayheaded men. A woman, however, has an altogether different philosophy when it comes to time. As a man with gray hair, I do not fully understand their philosophy. I suppose there are some men who would like to be 25 again. Most men, however, are happy to be as old as they are. Women are different. They live upon the concept of ageless beauty. Who am I, as a man, to counter that philosophy? I discovered this many years ago. A woman casually asked me how old I thought she was. I have long since discovered that this is no casual question and she is not looking for exact information. I, at the time, took it as a challenge and tried to guess her age. Wrong! I have since learned that the correct response to this question is, Why, you dont look a day over 25. I do not know exactly what that means, but I have often gotten smiles from this response. No matter how old the woman is, in her mind she is still 25. The man has a different idea. Im 60, he will boast to whoever will listen, and I can still do a whole days work. Then he will go out and throw his back out just to prove it. Time has a different effect upon a man as it does Please, please just get me to the airport on time James Snyder Florida Department of Corrections probation officers, along with county and city law enforcement officers, joined forces to target sex offenders and sex predators on Halloween to ensure they had no contact with trick-or-treaters. The goal of the operation was to visit the residences of every sex offender and sex predator on community supervision in an 11-county area during the trick-ortreat hours. Special thanks to our law enforcement partners and the Department of Corrections probation officers who went the extra mile to protect those in the communities they serve, said Secretary Ken Tucker. All of these officers work extremely hard to ensure public safety. Law enforcement agencies and probation officers from Brevard, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Orange, Osceola, Polk, St. Lucie, Seminole and Volusia counties participated in the operation. The Department of Corrections initiated similar operations in all counties of Florida to monitor sex offenders. Prior to Halloween, probation officers provided these specific instructions to each sexual offender and predator: DO NOT decorate your residence or yard with Halloween dcor; DO NOT offer children candy or treats; DO NOT dress in costume or Halloween attire; DO NOT take your children Trick-orTreating; DO NOT turn on your porch light between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 pm; DO NOT greet any children who may come to your residence; and DO NOT attend celebrations or festivals where there are minors present. Teams of probation officers and law enforcement officers conducted surveillance and visited the homes of over 1,300 supervised offenders and predators Coalition targets sex offenders on Halloween

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Named Worlds Best Edible Oil in France, Germany, Brussels Also available in gel cap form 352-732-8450 352-484-4888 Thursday, Nov. 8 Federal retirees to gatherThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2279 of Ocala, and their spouses, will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant on Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. for lunch and a meeting afterward. Any members in the area are welcomed. Friday, Nov. 9 Red Kettle kickoffThe Salvation Armys Red Kettle Christmas Campaign begins on Nov. 9. Please join us on Friday from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Ocalas Downtown Square. A short program is planned for the celebration. For more information, call 352-629-2004. Lions hold spaghetti dinner On Friday, the 9th of November, the Ocala Lions Club Military and Service Dog Committee will hold the fifth annual spaghetti dinner and auction to benefit the Fisher House and the Americas VetDogs. The event will be held at the Our Place Lounge located at 7651 S.W. State Road 200 in the Circle Square Plaza starting at 5 p.m. Dinner will be $15 per person and will be served from 6 until 7:30 p.m. A raffle and auction will immediately follow the dinner. Fisher House provides a home-like facility for families of veterans or military personnel who are receiving medical care at a military or VA Hospital. Americas VetDogs a special project of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, will be trained to help disabled veterans gain mobility and independence as well as serving as guide dogs for those who lost their sight. For further information, contact Bill Thomas at 352291-2600 or email (billtom7522@cfl.rr.com) or Phyllis Rankin at 352-362-1905. Donations will be greatly appreciated. Happenings Saturday, Nov. 10 Men to serve up famous breakfastThe Ocala West United Methodist Men will serve their very famous all you can eat breakfast Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The cost is $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St.Pine Run to hold yard saleThe residents of Pine Run are holding their annual yard sale on Nov.10 (rain date Nov. 11) from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will include all kinds of items from unwanted, doesnt fit anymore, duplication, transitional and dont like the color. Baked goods along with fashionable jewelry will be offered for sale as well. Breakfast and light luncheons for the hungry shoppers will be offered at reasonable prices at Pine Run Clubhouse One. For further information call 352-237-2971. Pine Run Estates is at Southwest 88th Terrace off State Road 200, Ocala.Mega book sale A Cats Meow mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information, call 352-291-1962.SummerGlen to hold craft fairSummerGlen will conduct its annual holiday and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SummerGlen Grand Hall, 1450 S.W. 154th St. There will be assorted crafts, including handcrafted baskets, gourmet goodies, handcrafted jewelry as well as boutique items. There will be lots of door prizes and much more. Take Exit 341 (County Road 484) off the Interstate, go east toward Dunnellon to Southwest 20th Avenue Road, and follow signs to SummerGlen. Button Club to meet The Manatee Button Club will meet at the Marion Oaks Community Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. The club meets the second Saturday of each month. The program for November will be on celluloid buttons. For more information or directons, call 352-237-6875.Sunday, Nov. 11 Fellowship Thanksgiving luncheonMembers and friends are invited to join our Thanksgiving Luncheon of smoked turkey and all the trimmings. Visitors and friends are always the first in line. Together let us share the many blessings we have to be thankful for. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Marion Oaks church marks Veterans DayOn Sunday, Nov. 11, Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks is having a Veterans day service at 6 p.m. The service will include a color guard. Post-polio support group to meetThe North Central Post-Polio Support Group will present the Program: Back Pain: Zero In On the Problem, on Nov. 11, at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. The guest speaker will be Dr. Troy D. Lowell, M.D., 1984 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University and a 1988 graduate of Rutgers Medical School. For more information contact President Carolyn Raville at 352-4891731 Concert at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Church will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Roberta Swedien, classical pianist, will play From Russia with Love, Sergei Rachmaninoff the Preludes. Roberta Swedien has performed on four continents for over four decades in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, television and radio. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Elliott Carter. Her training was at the Chicago Conservatory College, Sherwood Music School, Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. In addition to her classical work, she did the sound design for Michael Jacksons HIStory album for which she received a Platinum record. Roberta now resides in Gainesville, after fifteen years abroad, where she teaches piano, voice, theory and composition as well as performing in solo and ensemble programs. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band The Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces two November performances: Veterans Light the Stars is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m., at the Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park (25th and Fort King Street) featuring a fireworks inale! Musical selections include: Homefront (a medley of WWII songs); Josh Grobans You Raise Me Up; Glenn Millers American Patrol; A Salute to the Armed Forces of the US; Overture, among others. For more information call 352-624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Bleacher seating is available or bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. A concert in support of Operation Shoebox will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m, at the Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church, 674 Silver Road. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or the Silver Springs Presbyterian Church at 352-687-1119. Both performances are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Nov. 13 Free memory screeningMemory screenings and educational materials are available as part of National Memory Screening Day, an initiative of the Alzheimers Foundation of America. It will take place at Visiting Angels, 8405 S.W. 80th St., Suite 14, Ocala, at On Top of the World Circle Square Commons. The free and confidential event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but you must call for an appointment. For information, call 352-620-8484. Thursday, Nov. 15 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Please see HAPPENINGS Page 5 000D56N CARDS AND GIFTS S TORE 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTERY N OTARY OPEN EVERYDAY MONDAY SATURDAY 8:30AM 5:00PM VETERANS DAY APPRECIATION Saturday, Nov. 10 FREE CHILI 11am 3pm (or until the pot dries up) For our veterans Veterans Day Sale 10% Off any item not already discounted Marion County Public LibraryThe Friends of the Library need volunteers to assist in the Book Market bookstore Mondays and Tuesdays at the E. Silver Spring Blvd location from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. For additional information contact Pat Anderson at 352-598-8218. TimberRidge Rehab and NursingBingo Assistant Volunteer will transport residents (within the building) to and from the activity; assist residents need help with the activity. Afternoon shifts available. Therapy Transport Volunteers will transport residents (pushing their wheelchair) back to their room from the therapy room. Morning shifts available. For additional information on volunteer opportunities at TimberRidge, please contact Michelle Jarvis at 352-291-7215.United Way Reading Pals Provide 1 hour of volunteer services per designated week at a targeted elementary school for 25 weeks. Read and complete assigned activities with student in the media center during the school day. Training provided. Start date August 20. For additional information contact Jan Hathaway, 352-732-9696 Administrative Assistant Volunteers are needed on short notice for projects such as mailings, counting, sorting, etc. For additional information contact Faith Beard at 352-7329696. Salvation ArmyBell Ringers Bell ringers will be located at retail locations and public spaces and will ring the bells, greet the public and thank contributors. Monies received will be picked up at the kettle location or deposited in a pre-determined location. Shifts will be 1-2 hours. Training will be provided. Food Server Food servers are always in demand. Three meals per day are served at the Center for Hope Soup Kitchen. On Thanksgiving Day a meal is also served at Evangeline Booth Garden Apartments. Shifts are 1-2 hours. Angel Tree Volunteer During the second week of December volunteers sort donated gifts. During the third week of December volunteers assist with the distribution of food and toys to clients. After the distribution is complete volunteers assist with after Christmas clean up. For additional information on any of these volunteer opportunities, call Shirley Hsu at 352-629-2004 ext. 306. Interfaith Emergency ServicesVolunteers are needed to serve as greeters for people making donations, to assist with packing and distributing food and in the retail operation. If you can help, contact Nita Nelson at 352-629-8868. First United Methodist ChurchFirst UMC is seeking volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing clothing, bath and personal products, and meal assistants. Please contact Evelyn McRae at 352-633-4344. This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 352-291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu Lend a hand Read the classifieds Retirement Ceremony Senior Chief Petty Officer Robert A. Morrissette hugs his mother, Barbara Jaggers of Ocala, the West Marion Messengers circulation coordinator, as Capt. Mark Wegge looks on. Morrissette, a graduate of Forest High School, was honored on the occasion of his retirement after 25 years of service. The ceremony was held at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center on Oct. 20. Jaggers was presented with the Military Parent Medal during the ceremony.

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As of last Friday, more than 720 people know the latest information about Marion County Public Schools. Thats because theyve downloaded School Connect, a new mobile app offered free of charge by the district. Marion County is the first Florida school district to offer the new mobile app to students, parents, employees, and others seeking school updates. The free app, called School Connect, is available in the Apple and Android stores to users of smart phones and other appenabled devices. Once users download the app, they select Settings and Manage Districts to choose Florida and Marion County. They can then activate push notifications from any school. Similar to text messages, these notifications can be immediate in case of an emergency. They may also remind subscribers about early release days, events, athletic competitions, club meetings, and other district and school functions. The app, provided free to the district and users at no taxpayer expense, links to the Parent Portal with student grades, school lunch menus, school addresses and contact information, school web sites, and education-related resources. It also provides GPS mapping and navigation links and multiple language options including Spanish. The app was created by School Connect, an Oklahoma-based mobile app developer for K-12 school systems. The app will enhance district and school efforts to improve communications with parents, students, employees, and other stakeholders. You can visit www.schoolconnectapps.com for more details. Also, Marion County opened its newest public school recently without building a single traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. Instead, its virtual schooling, available online 24/7 to students at elementary grade levels. The new school, called Marion e-Learning, offers students in kindergarten through fifth grade the option to enroll in online classes for a custom-tailored education. They work at their own pace, on their own time, in their own space. Regular face-to-face meetings keep students and teachers familiar with each other. Science fair participation, field trips, and awards ceremonies are some of the activities available to students. The online experience offers students interactive multi-media content and is available free of charge. Students must have their own computer with Internet access, webcam, microphone, and access to a public library. Teachers are state-certified and developed the actual curriculum, which is aligned to Common Core state standards. The addition of Marion e-Learning means Marion County Public Schools now offers a complete online K-12 education experience. For more information, visit www.marion.k12.fl.us/schools/mel or contact Tracy Patterson at 352.236.0570 or marion.elearning@marion.k12.fl.us. Schools move to cyberspace Veterans Day ceremonyStudents from Marion County Schools are expected to take part in a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12, at Veterans Memorial Park. The ceremony is expected to start at 11 a.m. and will be open to the public. Complete information was not released by the school system before press time. Ocala Health will host its first Womens Wellness Day at the College of Central Florida on Friday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Motivational speaker and Biggest Loser Season 11 runner-up Hannah Curlee will be the keynote speaker at a lunchtime presentation. A health fair and seminar sessions will continue through the afternoon. Hannah Curlee will share her inspiring story of life-changing weight loss and help others recognize how they too can achieve weight loss and healthy living goals. Curlee is half the woman she used to be or 51.6 percent of her former self, to be exact. Curlee and her sister, Olivia Ward, were the top two finishers on Season 11 of NBCs The Biggest Loser reality show. By the shows end, Curlee had dropped from 248 pounds to 128, a 120-pound loss. For viewers, the transformation was startling. For Curlee, it was life altering. We are thrilled that Hannah is visiting Ocala and participating in an event directed at helping the women of greater Marion County make more informed decisions about their healthcare, said Ginger Carroll, CEO of Ocala Healths West Marion Community Hospital. Women are the primary decision makers when it comes to the health and wellbeing of their family. Whether it concerns their children, husbands, parents, themselves, possibly even friends or neighbors, women carefully weigh the healthcare choices they have to make. This forum will offer attendees access to a number of resources in a variety of medical specialties, Carroll added. During the health fair, attendees will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with clinical specialists in cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, diabetes, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, neuroscience, and womens health. Demonstrations or test drives on the DaVinci Robot surgical system will be offered by the surgeons who use this latest minimally-invasive surgical technology. Body fat, BMI, strength, balance, blood pressure and memory screenings will also be offered. Three Ask the Medical Expert sessions will be held on orthopedic-neurological disorders, gynecologic conditions, and heart health, where attendees can have their questions answered about each of these specialties. This event is free to the public and registration is required only for the lunchtime talk with Hannah Curlee. In lieu of an admission fee, attendees are welcome to make a suggested donation of $5 to the United Way of Marion County for its work with local agencies that support the health and well-being of women. To register for lunch with Hannah Curlee, please call 1-800-530-1188. Womens Wellness Day set T he Fairfield Village Clubhouse was the setting on Saturday, Oct. 27 for an outstanding Halloween gathering with Frann Glenney as the hostess for the evening. She was given many compliments for her special barbecue which was one of the hits of the event. Frann was very quick to thank all those who helped her with the festivities as she said they made things much easier. Lots of delicious food with ghoulish names added to the fun of the evening. Many people cringed as they looked at the names attached to the dishes, but they did not seem to let that interfere with their appetites. Before and after the meal, there were a number of games/competitions which added to the spirit of the evening. There was a mummy wrapping competition, a pumpkin pie eating contest, and a pumpkin decoration contest. Each was received with much cheering and laughter as the participants really got involved and excited. During the cake walk, one of the final ladies found herself on the floor because of the enthusiasm of those walking. Thankfully, she was not hurt, and she was laughing good-naturedly as she was helped to her feet. Bart Rich provided the musical entertainment for the evening and his choices along with the clarity of the new sound system made the evening that much more pleasant. Big yard saleEveryone is invited to Fairfield Villages big yard sale set for 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturda7, Nov.10. There will be lots of extraordinary items for sale at fantastic bargain prices. Also, there will be a craft and bake sale going on during the sale hours in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Additionally, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for lunch. Stop by and check out the unique and delicious items offered by our artisans and bakers. Typically, those who attend our sale walk away with such treasures that they promise to attend again. Now is the time to make those plans because the word has it that this year there will be more and better bargains offered. Ed Glassman threatens to take Lady Dragonfly's (aka Toni Belcher) special fortune telling ball hostage if he does not get a good "fortune." Fairfield Village enjoys Halloween event Priscilla Geissal Frann Glenney's special recipe barbecue was a big hit when she hosted the Fairfield Village Halloween Party.



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As of last Friday, more than 720 people know the latest information about Marion County Public Schools. Thats because theyve downloaded School Connect, a new mobile app offered free of charge by the district. Marion County is the first Florida school district to offer the new mobile app to students, parents, employees, and others seeking school updates. The free app, called School Connect, is available in the Apple and Android stores to users of smart phones and other appenabled devices. Once users download the app, they select Settings and Manage Districts to choose Florida and Marion County. They can then activate push notifications from any school. Similar to text messages, these notifications can be immediate in case of an emergency. They may also remind subscribers about early release days, events, athletic competitions, club meetings, and other district and school functions. The app, provided free to the district and users at no taxpayer expense, links to the Parent Portal with student grades, school lunch menus, school addresses and contact information, school web sites, and education-related resources. It also provides GPS mapping and navigation links and multiple language options including Spanish. The app was created by School Connect, an Oklahoma-based mobile app developer for K-12 school systems. The app will enhance district and school efforts to improve communications with parents, students, employees, and other stakeholders. You can visit www.schoolconnectapps.com for more details. Also, Marion County opened its newest public school recently without building a single traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. Instead, its virtual schooling, available online 24/7 to students at elementary grade levels. The new school, called Marion e-Learning, offers students in kindergarten through fifth grade the option to enroll in online classes for a custom-tailored education. They work at their own pace, on their own time, in their own space. Regular face-to-face meetings keep students and teachers familiar with each other. Science fair participation, field trips, and awards ceremonies are some of the activities available to students. The online experience offers students interactive multi-media content and is available free of charge. Students must have their own computer with Internet access, webcam, microphone, and access to a public library. Teachers are state-certified and developed the actual curriculum, which is aligned to Common Core state standards. The addition of Marion e-Learning means Marion County Public Schools now offers a complete online K-12 education experience. For more information, visit www.marion.k12.fl.us/schools/mel or contact Tracy Patterson at 352.236.0570 or marion.elearning@marion.k12.fl.us. Schools move to cyberspace Veterans Day ceremonyStudents from Marion County Schools are expected to take part in a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12, at Veterans Memorial Park. The ceremony is expected to start at 11 a.m. and will be open to the public. Complete information was not released by the school system before press time. Ocala Health will host its first Womens Wellness Day at the College of Central Florida on Friday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Motivational speaker and Biggest Loser Season 11 runner-up Hannah Curlee will be the keynote speaker at a lunchtime presentation. A health fair and seminar sessions will continue through the afternoon. Hannah Curlee will share her inspiring story of life-changing weight loss and help others recognize how they too can achieve weight loss and healthy living goals. Curlee is half the woman she used to be or 51.6 percent of her former self, to be exact. Curlee and her sister, Olivia Ward, were the top two finishers on Season 11 of NBCs The Biggest Loser reality show. By the shows end, Curlee had dropped from 248 pounds to 128, a 120-pound loss. For viewers, the transformation was startling. For Curlee, it was life altering. We are thrilled that Hannah is visiting Ocala and participating in an event directed at helping the women of greater Marion County make more informed decisions about their healthcare, said Ginger Carroll, CEO of Ocala Healths West Marion Community Hospital. Women are the primary decision makers when it comes to the health and wellbeing of their family. Whether it concerns their children, husbands, parents, themselves, possibly even friends or neighbors, women carefully weigh the healthcare choices they have to make. This forum will offer attendees access to a number of resources in a variety of medical specialties, Carroll added. During the health fair, attendees will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with clinical specialists in cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, diabetes, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, neuroscience, and womens health. Demonstrations or test drives on the DaVinci Robot surgical system will be offered by the surgeons who use this latest minimally-invasive surgical technology. Body fat, BMI, strength, balance, blood pressure and memory screenings will also be offered. Three Ask the Medical Expert sessions will be held on orthopedic-neurological disorders, gynecologic conditions, and heart health, where attendees can have their questions answered about each of these specialties. This event is free to the public and registration is required only for the lunchtime talk with Hannah Curlee. In lieu of an admission fee, attendees are welcome to make a suggested donation of $5 to the United Way of Marion County for its work with local agencies that support the health and well-being of women. To register for lunch with Hannah Curlee, please call 1-800-530-1188. Womens Wellness Day set The Fairfield Village Clubhouse was the setting on Saturday, Oct. 27 for an outstanding Halloween gathering with Frann Glenney as the hostess for the evening. She was given many compliments for her special barbecue which was one of the hits of the event. Frann was very quick to thank all those who helped her with the festivities as she said they made things much easier. Lots of delicious food with ghoulish names added to the fun of the evening. Many people cringed as they looked at the names attached to the dishes, but they did not seem to let that interfere with their appetites. Before and after the meal, there were a number of games/competitions which added to the spirit of the evening. There was a mummy wrapping competition, a pumpkin pie eating contest, and a pumpkin decoration contest. Each was received with much cheering and laughter as the participants really got involved and excited. During the cake walk, one of the final ladies found herself on the floor because of the enthusiasm of those walking. Thankfully, she was not hurt, and she was laughing good-naturedly as she was helped to her feet. Bart Rich provided the musical entertainment for the evening and his choices along with the clarity of the new sound system made the evening that much more pleasant.Big yard saleEveryone is invited to Fairfield Villages big yard sale set for 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturda7, Nov.10. There will be lots of extraordinary items for sale at fantastic bargain prices. Also, there will be a craft and bake sale going on during the sale hours in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Additionally, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for lunch. Stop by and check out the unique and delicious items offered by our artisans and bakers. Typically, those who attend our sale walk away with such treasures that they promise to attend again. Now is the time to make those plans because the word has it that this year there will be more and better bargains offered. Ed Glassman threatens to take Lady Dragonfly's (aka Toni Belcher) special fortune telling ball hostage if he does not get a good "fortune." Fairfield Village enjoys Halloween event Priscilla Geissal Frann Glenney's special recipe barbecue was a big hit when she hosted the Fairfield Village Halloween Party.

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State Road 200 in the Circle Square Plaza starting at 5 p.m. Dinner will be $15 per person and will be served from 6 until 7:30 p.m. A raffle and auction will immediately follow the dinner. Fisher House provides a home-like facility for families of veterans or military personnel who are receiving medical care at a military or VA Hospital. Americas VetDogs a special project of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, will be trained to help disabled veterans gain mobility and independence as well as serving as guide dogs for those who lost their sight. For further information, contact Bill Thomas at 352291-2600 or email (billtom7522@cfl.rr.com) or Phyllis Rankin at 352-362-1905. Donations will be greatly appreciated. Happenings Saturday, Nov. 10 Men to serve up famous breakfastThe Ocala West United Methodist Men will serve their very famous all you can eat breakfast Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The cost is $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St.Pine Run to hold yard saleThe residents of Pine Run are holding their annual yard sale on Nov.10 (rain date Nov. 11) from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will include all kinds of items from unwanted, doesnt fit anymore, duplication, transitional and dont like the color. Baked goods along with fashionable jewelry will be offered for sale as well. Breakfast and light luncheons for the hungry shoppers will be offered at reasonable prices at Pine Run Clubhouse One. For further information call 352-237-2971. Pine Run Estates is at Southwest 88th Terrace off State Road 200, Ocala.Mega book saleA Cats Meow mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information, call 352-291-1962.SummerGlen to hold craft fairSummerGlen will conduct its annual holiday and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SummerGlen Grand Hall, 1450 S.W. 154th St. There will be assorted crafts, including handcrafted baskets, gourmet goodies, handcrafted jewelry as well as boutique items. There will be lots of door prizes and much more. Take Exit 341 (County Road 484) off the Interstate, go east toward Dunnellon to Southwest 20th Avenue Road, and follow signs to SummerGlen.Button Club to meetThe Manatee Button Club will meet at the Marion Oaks Community Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. The club meets the second Saturday of each month. The program for November will be on celluloid buttons. For more information or directons, call 352-237-6875.Sunday, Nov. 11 Fellowship Thanksgiving luncheonMembers and friends are invited to join our Thanksgiving Luncheon of smoked turkey and all the trimmings. Visitors and friends are always the first in line. Together let us share the many blessings we have to be thankful for. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Marion Oaks church marks Veterans DayOn Sunday, Nov. 11, Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks is having a Veterans day service at 6 p.m. The service will include a color guard. Post-polio support group to meetThe North Central Post-Polio Support Group will present the Program: Back Pain: Zero In On the Problem, on Nov. 11, at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. The guest speaker will be Dr. Troy D. Lowell, M.D., 1984 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University and a 1988 graduate of Rutgers Medical School. For more information contact President Carolyn Raville at 352-4891731 Concert at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Church will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Roberta Swedien, classical pianist, will play From Russia with Love, Sergei Rachmaninoff the Preludes. Roberta Swedien has performed on four continents for over four decades in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, television and radio. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Elliott Carter. Her training was at the Chicago Conservatory College, Sherwood Music School, Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. In addition to her classical work, she did the sound design for Michael Jacksons HIStory album for which she received a Platinum record. Roberta now resides in Gainesville, after fifteen years abroad, where she teaches piano, voice, theory and composition as well as performing in solo and ensemble programs. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Kingdom of the Sun Concert BandThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces two November performances: Veterans Light the Stars is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m., at the Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park (25th and Fort King Street) featuring a fireworks inale! Musical selections include: Homefront (a medley of WWII songs); Josh Grobans You Raise Me Up; Glenn Millers American Patrol; A Salute to the Armed Forces of the US; Overture, among others. For more information call 352-624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Bleacher seating is available or bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. A concert in support of Operation Shoebox will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m, at the Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church, 674 Silver Road. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or the Silver Springs Presbyterian Church at 352-687-1119. Both performances are free and open to the public.Tuesday, Nov. 13 Free memory screeningMemory screenings and educational materials are available as part of National Memory Screening Day, an initiative of the Alzheimers Foundation of America. It will take place at Visiting Angels, 8405 S.W. 80th St., Suite 14, Ocala, at On Top of the World Circle Square Commons. The free and confidential event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but you must call for an appointment. For information, call 352-620-8484.Thursday, Nov. 15 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 5 000D56N CARDS AND GIFTS S TO R E 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTER Y N OT AR Y OPEN EVER YDA Y MONDA Y SA TURDA Y 8:30AM 5:00PM VETERANS DA Y APPRECIA TION Saturday Nov 10 FREE CHILI 1 1am 3pm (or until the pot dries up) For our veterans V eterans Day Sale 10% Off any item not already discounted Marion County Public LibraryThe Friends of the Library need volunteers to assist in the Book Market bookstore Mondays and Tuesdays at the E. Silver Spring Blvd location from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. For additional information contact Pat Anderson at 352-598-8218.TimberRidge Rehab and NursingBingo Assistant Volunteer will transport residents (within the building) to and from the activity; assist residents need help with the activity. Afternoon shifts available. Therapy Transport Volunteers will transport residents (pushing their wheelchair) back to their room from the therapy room. Morning shifts available. For additional information on volunteer opportunities at TimberRidge, please contact Michelle Jarvis at 352-291-7215.United Way Reading Pals Provide 1 hour of volunteer services per designated week at a targeted elementary school for 25 weeks. Read and complete assigned activities with student in the media center during the school day. Training provided. Start date August 20. For additional information contact Jan Hathaway, 352-732-9696 Administrative Assistant Volunteers are needed on short notice for projects such as mailings, counting, sorting, etc. For additional information contact Faith Beard at 352-7329696.Salvation ArmyBell Ringers Bell ringers will be located at retail locations and public spaces and will ring the bells, greet the public and thank contributors. Monies received will be picked up at the kettle location or deposited in a pre-determined location. Shifts will be 1-2 hours. Training will be provided. Food Server Food servers are always in demand. Three meals per day are served at the Center for Hope Soup Kitchen. On Thanksgiving Day a meal is also served at Evangeline Booth Garden Apartments. Shifts are 1-2 hours. Angel Tree Volunteer During the second week of December volunteers sort donated gifts. During the third week of December volunteers assist with the distribution of food and toys to clients. After the distribution is complete volunteers assist with after Christmas clean up. For additional information on any of these volunteer opportunities, call Shirley Hsu at 352-629-2004 ext. 306.Interfaith Emergency ServicesVolunteers are needed to serve as greeters for people making donations, to assist with packing and distributing food and in the retail operation. If you can help, contact Nita Nelson at 352-629-8868.First United Methodist ChurchFirst UMC is seeking volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing clothing, bath and personal products, and meal assistants. Please contact Evelyn McRae at 352-633-4344.This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 352-291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu Lend a hand Read the classifieds Retirement CeremonySenior Chief Petty Officer Robert A. Morrissette hugs his mother, Barbara Jaggers of Ocala, the West Marion Messengers circulation coordinator, as Capt. Mark Wegge looks on. Morrissette, a graduate of Forest High School, was honored on the occasion of his retirement after 25 years of service. The ceremony was held at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center on Oct. 20. Jaggers was presented with the Military Parent Medal during the ceremony.

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upon a woman. There is nothing wrong with trying to look younger. I suppose it is an easier task to do if you are a woman than if you are a man. Every morning before I leave the house I try to make myself as non-scary to the public as I possibly can. I will scrape my face, pat down my hair, and douse myself with aftershave and in 10 minutes I am done and ready for the world. I have noticed that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage takes a lot longer than 10 minutes to get ready to face the world. I must admit she does a very good job of it, but I also must admit it takes a long time and it seems each year it gets longer. I do not want to call attention to myself. I just want to get through the day and back home again. I know I am not as young as I used to be but I take consolation in the fact that I am older than I used to be. And hand in hand with good old Father Time, I have walked down the wonderful timeline. For me personally, I like to celebrate each birthday as a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. My goal in life is to get as old as I possibly can and with the good help of Father Time, I am well on my way. Time has not stood still for me, for which I am most thankful. Just like getting to the airport on time for my flight, I want to be on time for everything happening in my life. I do not want to miss a thing. Too often people look backward, stumble over today, find themselves in tomorrow and do not know how they got there. I want to enjoy the time I have in real time. There is no time like the present to enjoy. Memories are wonderful. Aspirations are delightful. But, nothing can take the place of right now. The Bible has a lot to say about time. We are in a timeline established by God and it will not slow down into we come to the end. The apostle Paul understood this when he wrote, And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed (Romans 13:11 KJV). There is no time like the present that as someone said, This is the first day of the rest of my life. I am going to celebrate my Now with all the energy I have.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.commessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3 10 W ednesday, November 7, 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. 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Please Just Ask 10% Discount to V eterans labor & parts excluding batteries FREE pickup within 5 miles 8-V T875only$619 6-V P2000only$459 12-V T1275only$619 6-V T605only$509 New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires 2010 Club Car Precedent New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger Warranty$4,595 WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger$4,9952011 Club Car 6-V T105only$579 000D5U1 This week s puzzle answers 000D36E BIGGEST GARAGE SALE OF THE YEAR IN SW OCALA 6 TH ANNUAL CO MMUNITY GARA GE S ALES OF 1 00+ HOUSEHOLDS at SummerGlen Country Club 1450 SW 154th St. Rd., OCALA Saturday Nov 17th 8 am 2 pm I-75 exit 341 to CR 484 W est, left onto SW 20th A V RD at the SummerGlen sign; follow road 2 miles to gate entrance on right. Gatekeeper will hand out location maps then look for the bright green notices posted on garages. Iwas off to the airport on another trip. I started out early, arrived at the airport on time but when I arrived the plane had canceled and I had to apply for another plane. The next plane headed for my destination was about two hours away. This would in fact, make me miss my connecting flight. I suppose I ought to be grateful that I was able to catch a later flight. It gave me some time to sit in the airport with nothing to do but think. Talk about a boring afternoon! One of the things I thought about was never flying again. But, necessity is the mother of inconvenience, or something like that. While I was thinking in the airport, I thought of a wise old man who, waxing philosophical, once said, Time waits for no man. I know he was wise because he did not include women in his observation. Although time will wait for no man, it has a different approach to women. Usually speaking, a man welcomes the passing of time. Proudly he displays those wrinkles and calluses as marks of manhood. Until recently, gray hair was a crown of authority. Even Solomon, the wisest man said, The hoary [gray] head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness (Proverbs 16:31 KJV). The grayer the head, the wiser the man. Although, I must confess I have seen my share of dumb grayheaded men. A woman, however, has an altogether different philosophy when it comes to time. As a man with gray hair, I do not fully understand their philosophy. I suppose there are some men who would like to be 25 again. Most men, however, are happy to be as old as they are. Women are different. They live upon the concept of ageless beauty. Who am I, as a man, to counter that philosophy? I discovered this many years ago. A woman casually asked me how old I thought she was. I have long since discovered that this is no casual question and she is not looking for exact information. I, at the time, took it as a challenge and tried to guess her age. Wrong! I have since learned that the correct response to this question is, Why, you dont look a day over 25. I do not know exactly what that means, but I have often gotten smiles from this response. No matter how old the woman is, in her mind she is still 25. The man has a different idea. Im 60, he will boast to whoever will listen, and I can still do a whole days work. Then he will go out and throw his back out just to prove it. Time has a different effect upon a man as it does P l ease, p l ease j u s t g e t me t o th e air p o r t o n t i me James Snyder Florida Department of Corrections pro bation officers, along with county and city law enforcement officers, joined forces to target sex offenders and sex predators on Halloween to ensure they had no contact with trickor -treaters. The goal of the operation was to visit the residences of ever y sex offender and sex predator on community super vision in an 11-county area during the trickor treat hours. Special thanks to our law enforcement partners and the Department of Correc tions probation officers who went the extra mile to protect those in the communities they ser ve, said Secretar y K en T ucker All of these officers work extremely hard to ensure public safety Law enforcement agencies and proba tion officers from Brevard, Indian River Lake, Marion, Martin, Orange, Osceola, P olk, St. Lucie, Seminole and V olusia counties participated in the operation. The Department of Corrections initiated similar operations in all counties of Florida to monitor sex offenders. P rior to Halloween, probation officers provided these specific instr uctions to each sexual offender and predator: DO NOT decorate your residence or yard with Halloween dcor; DO NOT offer children candy or treats; DO NOT dress in costume or Halloween attire; DO NOT take your children T rickor T reating; DO NOT turn on your porch light between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 pm; DO NOT greet any children who may come to your residence; and DO NOT attend celebrations or festivals where there are minors present. T eams of probation officers and law enforcement officers conducted sur veil lance and visited the homes of over 1,300 super vised offenders and predators C o a l i ti o n ta rgets sex o f f e nde rs o n H a llow ee n

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BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to keep secrets makes you the perfect confidante for friends, family and coworkers. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. After almost a year, Stone Creek has a full time fitness director. Judy Helfin is the new director and Judy has a BS Degree from Towson State University, in dance. Judy has certifications in the following areas: ACE Group Fitness, AFAA Personal Training, Patricia Gizzi S t o n e C r eek g e ts a n e w fi t n ess dir e c t o r CPR American Heart Association, RYT Yoga 200hr, Zumba Basic I & II, Gold, Toning, Silver Sneakers MSROM, Cardio Circuit, Yoga Stretch and Spinning. Judy has worked as a fitness instructor at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club, Bay Care Health Systems in Tampa, LA Fitness in Clearwater, Bally Total Fitness in Maryland, and as a personal trainer. As one can see, fitness has been a part of Judys life and she is now here at Stone Creek to see that fitness becomes a part of our lives. Judys hobbies include ballroom dancing, look out Dancing with the Stars, working out with her friends, Astrid, Mike, Kim, Terry, Margareta and Tony, swimming, biking, going to the beach, reading and crocheting. Judy was kind enough to answer some questions that I posed to her. How do you compare the facilities of Stone Creek to other places where you have worked? Stone Creek is an outstanding community and the facilities are without a doubt, the best Ive seen in all my years in the fitness industry. Not only are the facilities top notch, the staff is friendly and courteous, and the residents have been very welcoming. Stone Creek has been without a full time Fitness Director for over one year. What would you like to see happen here now that you are on board (new classes or equipment)? New Fitness Director Judi Helfin. As far as classes, I have always kept up with what is current in the fitness industry. I will continue to do that at Stone Creek. From what I can see so far, I think our equipment is excellent. In the future, I would like to offer more orientations for residents so they might feel more comfortable with the equipment. From some CAAC meetings residents had concerned about the new machinery that was installed. Some residents voiced an opinion about wanting to have input when the next round of equipment is installed? How do you feel about resident input on this subject and other subjects concerning the Spa? I think resident input is important, and I have no problem with them voicing their opinions. We want the residents to be happy and we will try to accommodate as best we can. Do you see the need to have wellness seminars for residents to go along with the exercise programs that the Spa provides? For anyone participating in a fitness program, wellness seminars are a great way to educate and inspire, and therefore lead to longevity in an active lifestyle. I would definitely like to hold wellness seminars at Stone Creek. What do you consider a reasonable amount of time to respond to e-mails sent to you by residents? I try to answer them promptly and will certainly strive to answer them in a timely manner. Do you have plans for any training for your staff? I will insure the staff is up to date with CPR and equipment use. Would you like to see more spa related clubs? If so, what? Currently, we have groups who play Bocce Ball, Pickle Ball, Table Tennis, and Water Volley Ball. These activities are a great way to incorporate fun into a fitness program and I am definitely open to organizing more fitness type groups. Please add any other items that these questions may not have covered that you would like to see me address. I am very happy and excited to be a part of Stone Creek lan Spa, and am looking forward to keeping the fun in fitness at our facility! If you have not had the opportunity to meet Judy, stop by the lan Spa and say hello. Her friendly spirit will welcome you to want to work out. Judy, welcome to the Stone Creek Community! A health care panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Representatives from several area agencies will be on hand to discuss questions regarding the changes in health care. For more information, call John Klopfer at 352207-0755. Refreshments will be served. Health care discussion set African Violet Club meetsPlease join us for our Nov. 17 meeting at 10:30 am at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation) 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The program topic for November will center around a work shop and repotting your African violets and other gesneriads. We will have hands on and everyone is encouraged to bring violets they wish to repot and newspaper and other repotting supplies. Our courtesy store will be open as well with all kinds of products such as new pots and soil, tools and fertilizer. Delicious light refreshments will be served. The public is invited and for more information please contact our club President, Laura Perdomo thepeacockcottage@gmail. com.

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Saturday, Nov. 17 Walk of RemembranceA Walk of Remembrance memorial event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the serene beauty of Sholom Park at 6840 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. The walk serves as an opportunity to remember a loved one and find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences, and hope for healing and happiness. Walkers will enjoy a tranquil stroll through the Labyrinth, partake in the uplifting power of music, and reflect on their experiences privately or with others. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first walk beginning at 9:15 a.m.; subsequent walks will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. The donation includes light refreshments and a small gift. Participants may choose to walk the entire morning or select a time slot. Feel free to come and go as you please and enjoy the parks amenities. Please note the parks no pets policy. Hospice of Marion County provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for patients with advancing illness and their families. Proceeds from the event will continue to support bereaved families and individuals through the Center for Hope and Healing at Hospice of Marion County. For more information call 352-854-5218 or register online www.hospiceofmarion.com/news.html.SummerGlen Country Club garage saleThe SummerGlen community at 1450 S.W. 154th Street Road, Ocala will host its 6th annual community garage sale with an estimated 150+ households participating on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is one of the largest garage sales in Southwest Ocala and well worth visiting for bargains galore. You dont want to miss it. From I-75, take exit 341 to CR484 west, turn left at the Summer-Glen sign with the fountain, then follow road to the gate. Gatekeeper will hand out map of locations and look for the bright green signs posted on garages.Saturday, Nov. 17 Two symphony and choir concertsFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the OSO Community Choir for this special presentation! The concert will include selections from Handels Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus, a Vaughn Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols and other exciting holiday music. The presentations will occur on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala and on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Summerfield. Tickets are only $15 for general admission. They are available at all Center State Banks, on OcalaSymphony.com, or by calling 352-351-1606. Tickets will be available at the door until they are sold out.You dont want to miss this unique opportunity to see nearly 200 people working together to make a joyous noise. Bring friends, bring family, and together lets celebrate this annual powerful Ocala tradition once again.Sunday, Nov. 18 From Bach to Broadway at Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala presents From Bach to Broadway, a musical montage of Classical and Broadway hits. The program will feature Karen Allen, vocalist and keyboard and Zoriy Zinger, violinist, on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, State Road 200, Ocala. Karen Allen is an accomplished musician with musical degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Princeton University. She began her career as a pianist and has performed on and off Broadway. She is also a cantor and rabbi. Mr. Zinger was a soloist in the Russian Symphony Orchestra and has performed throughout the United States including Lincoln Center and the New York City Museum of Modern Art. He has also appeared with Ray Charles, Ricky Martin and on TV. Tickets are $10 per person and benefit the humanitarian programs of Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala. For further information and tickets please contact Sonia at 352-307-3662 or Estelle 352-861-2542 or Shirley 352873-6186. Come enjoy a delightful afternoon of beautiful music suitable for the whole family.Temple to conduct auctionThe annual fund raising auction for Temple Bnai Darom is being conducted by Bruce Denerstein, licensed auctioneer. The Auction begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. There is no buyers premium. Included in the auction are new and used merchandise, furniture, coins, jewelry, household items, gifts, etc. The Temple is located at 49 Banyan Course. For additional information call Shelly at 352-694-3655. Saturday, Nov. 24 Fundraiser bingo by VFW ladiesThe Ladies Auxiliary to the Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is having a fundraiser bingo on Saturday, Nov. 24. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. For a $20 donation you will receive the following: A $25 Bingo Pack and one (1) Special Winner Take-All Ticket. This, also, includes a hot dog, soda, cake, and coffee. We suggest you buy your tickets ASAP as this should be an early sellout. Contact Regina Ballman at 352-873-3631 or Sheryl Browne at 352-854-5787. Join us, along with your guests and friends for an enjoyable holiday Saturday. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund various activities for our veterans and other charities. Sunday, Nov. 25 Watch and clock extravaganzaChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors meets every fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., Ocala. The November meeting on Nov. 25 is the fall extravaganza, which consists of many of the members parting with everything from a good clock repair book to valuable antique clocks and watches. There will be tools, parts and above all, great camaraderie. All are welcome. Table use fee is $5 per table. There will be free coffee and donuts. The group is not allowed to do any appraisals.Saturday, Dec. 1 Christmas luncheon at Joy LutheranThe annual LMM/WELCA, combined women and mens, Christmas Luncheon at Joy Lutheran Church is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. Special entertainment will include Gerri Smith, of the Living Word Ministry, Tavares, and Michigan City, Indiana, who will present a biblical portrayal of Mrs. Noah. Mrs. Smith is a dramatic story-teller who presents a unique insight into the lives and times of many Biblical characters. She does her presentations of a variety of women in the bible for womens groups, church services, conventions and other appropriate meetings. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509.Concert band concertJoin the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for its December concert series A Christmas Wish on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Christmas Festival; Sleigh Ride; Russian Christmas Music; Grown Up Christmas Wish; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; a Christmas sing-along and others. All performances are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Non-perishable food items will be collected at both performances for Vets Helping Vets. For more information, call 624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 5 8 W ednesday, November 7, 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 Northeast gets hurricane, but we dont Scams and thieves Yes, tis the season for, well, you know, scams and thieves. A couple of weeks ago, our sheriffs substation investigated incidents at Walmart, where car windows were smashed in during some smash and grab attempts. As of this writing, no suspects have been caught. There are some precautions that everyone should take. The most obvious is not to put things that you buy in your vehicle, where they are visible to the public, and then leave your vehicle to go into another store, or a restaurant, or to do some chores. When you buy items at the store, if you cant put them out of sight in a trunk or somewhere like that, go straight home. Take your items into your house. Dont put your car in jeopardy of being broken into. Big parking lots are the perfect spots for thieves. Its easy for them to blend in with crowds, wait until its clear, and then quickly get away with your items. But other areas are also vulnerable. The other thing we have to be aware of is the people who try some scams against honest people. There are so many that its impossible to list them all, so heres a simple list of things to be aware of. Never give out personal information on the phone to someone you dont know if you didnt initiate the call. That includes obvious things like Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, and so forth, but also simple things like your address and, yes, even your name. Some of these people make several phone calls at once, and talk to the first person that answers. If they have to ask your name, just tell them, Hey, you called me. If you dont know who you called, good bye. Never invite anyone into your home unless youve initiated the visit (repairmen, etc.) and never, no matter what, leave them alone to have the run of your house. Never, ever, send money to anyone you dont know, even if they tell you its a good faith payment for a prize you won. And if that person says theyre a relative, do some checking before you send the money (the grandson stuck in Panama scam). Remember, you cant win a sweepstakes that you didnt enter. If youre told that you won, hang up. Finally, its an old saying, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Protect yourself, your purchases and your money, and youll have a much happier holiday. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY JIM FLYNN The campaign headquarters post mortem of an unsuccessful presidential candidate begins with a lament something like this: If we had carried Montana (3 electoral votes) we could have won it all. If only are sad but mildly comforting words. Every four years we get an opportunity to explain the mystery of the Electoral College. Writing this exposition for publication just after the election avoids any allegation that we intended to cause confusion and voter suppression. It is important to remember there would be no United States of America if the former colonies hadnt approved our Constitution. The new states had no intention of going out of business, particularly the smaller ones. They intended then and still insist to have a voice in Washington. Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution says the States will hold elections for Senators and Representatives. Congress can fiddle with some of the details, but the States are still in charge. Article II requires the States to participate in election of the President by having voters choose electors equal to the number of Senators and Representatives each State sends to Congress. Electors are nominated by political parties and appointed by the states. After citizens have voted, the electors cast their ballots and later transmit them to Congress to be counted. Why such a rigamarole? To preserve states rights the founders considered having state legislatures select the president. They dropped that idea because deadlocks would be likely if each state insisted on electing a favorite son or regional good ole boy. The framers of the Constitution also considered letting Congress select the president. On reconsideration they decided to fashion a system which would insulate the President from a political majority in Congress and from citizens who could be manipulated by promises and corruption. Before and after every presidential election, a few voices rise to suggest the Electoral College is outdated and should be abolished. They forget or choose to ignore that Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chavez were elected to power by direct votes of the people. One of my favorite national columnists, Mark Shields, wrote recently that The Electoral College Must Go. He said it is absolutely anti-democratic and all the democracies created since the end of World War II have managed to function without an electoral college. We have to disagree for the single reason that the United States is not and was not intended to be a democracy. We are a successful 225 year old constitutional republic. Would we prefer to be a European social democracy? Would we be better off? We dont think so. As one historian put it, The democracy genie was quickly put back in the bottle. Given the current state of party politics, we believe the founders had great foresight when they reasoned that the president should not be chosen by legislatures, by Congress, or by popular vote of the people. 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. 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) 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 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. 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Muse B o a r d C e r t i f i e d Board Certified O p t o m e t r i c P h y s i c i a n Optometric Physician Our commitment to personalized eyecar e... Your eyes are our masterpiece. No T e chnicians, No Opticians, Just Y ou and the Doctor Heath Brook Commons (next to Publix) 5400 SW College Rd/Highway 200, Suite 106, Ocala, FL 34474 Eyecare hours are: M T TH F 8:30 -5:00; W 1:00-6:00 Select Sat. are available Medicare, United Health Care, BC/BS Providers 000D3ZQ CANADIAN MEDS 000CZJK 7380 SW 60th A ve., Ste #1, Ocala 237-0021 Locally Owned and Operated NEW CUSTOMERS PRESENT THIS AD AND GET $10 OFF! WE SHIP ANYWHERE IN THE U.S.A. Call for a FREE quote today WE MA TCH COMPE TITOR PRICES S ave up to 80% on prescription drugs V iagra Advair Plavix Celebrex Cymbalta Cialis Many other drugs available Jim Clark Editor For a native New Yorker, who was raised across the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey, TV watching last week was built mostly around Hurricane Sandy. There were a lot of familiar sites both shown and talked about as Manhattan, Staten Island and the Jersey Shore (the area, not the TV show) were highlighted as the areas most damaged by the wind and water, and Long Island, which had the devastating fire that swept through Breezy Point. Some held particular memories, especially New Jersey. There were two sites along the Shore (they didnt call it the beach when I was there, dont know what they do now) that brought recollections of past years. One was pictures of the town of Tuckerton, which leads to an area called Mystic Islands, where for a while in the 1960s my parents had a summer home. It was kind of nice the only time I ever drove (is that the right word?) a boat was at that home they had a small, slow-powered boat that I learned to steer, with some effort. The engine was in the back so it was backward from a car you turned the wheel to the right to go left, and so forth. It was also where I learned my young wifes dedication to family. My folks had ordered a load of gravel to spread over their sandy yard, and we were going down there on the weekend. Dad, however, got sick, and they were a day late, but with a great deal of help from my wife, we got the gravel spread ourselves so they wouldnt have to do it. I cant imagine what that area, and that house, looks like now. The other area was Island Beach. Before we were married, my wife, her sister and I went down to Island Beach, crossing over the Toms River Bridge. Now Im reading about all the devastation in that area. On Staten Island, I had a great aunt who lived in St. George, on a hill overlooking the ferry slip. I assume that she is long gone, but that area probably got hit by winds, mostly. It was way too high to have a surge. I watched with interest as the news showed a ferry coming in as service was resumed, but they never showed the view of Staten Island from the ferry, which I would have liked to see. We always took the ferry then there was no Verrazano Bridge, I dont believe, and it was too far to drive south in Jersey to cross the existing bridge. I wrote a friend in northern New Jersey, and she responded that her area, about 15 miles west of Manhattan, had some wind damage and no power, but she and her family were OK. I thought it was kind of ironic how, many years ago, we moved to Florida, where you have to be wary of hurricanes, but here we were escaping with little effect while the New York area was suffering. All my relatives have moved out of New Jersey, so there werent many others to contact. My old high school put a notice on Facebook that classes were canceled at some point. Anytime people ask you to help the Red Cross, even a small amount can help. If anything, we know how to survived hurricanes and live with the aftermath the people in New York really havent got that experience. You can plan for all sorts of things in life, but when Mother Nature decides to throw you a curve, theres not much you can do about it. Thats why, at the beginning of hurricane season each year, were reminding you to be prepared. After all, you never know.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Tutorial of Electoral College HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 2

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7 6 W ednesday, November 7, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics 000D6E7 Sharon Marques M.D. Thomas Mohan ARNP K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000D2ES YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm 000D4Z7 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. Cuts Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted M ON .-S UN 11-C LOSE Expires 11/17/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES M AKE Y OUR T HANKSGIVING R ESERVATIONS E ARLY O PEN 7 AM 4 PM 418 S. Pine A ve. (Next to Ocala Police Department) Ocala, FL 34471 352-620-0020 C u s t o m e r R a t e d # 1 H o g D o g i n O c a l a 000D5BQ Get a second small hot dog, at half price with this coupon T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best T ast e The Best WEST MARION 71 1 186 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pmHearing Aid CentersA NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCA TIONS NA TIONWIDEFREEHEARING AIDSFOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES*No Co-P ay or Exam F eeInside W a lmar t Hwy 200 & Cor ner 484, Ocala352-291-1467000D3DPInside Cr ystal Riv e r MallAcr o ss fr om K-Mar t352-795-1484 Inside Sear sP ad doc k Mall352-237-1665 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT LIMIT 2 P ACKS PER VISIT One More Week!B A TTERIESPREMIUM ZINC BA TTERIES89 FREEHEARING TEST FREE REP AIRS(IN OFFICE ONL Y) HEARING AIDFits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200$695.00 Read the classifieds Have you ever had big plans to go on a really fantastic trip, made your arrangements many months in advance, looked forward to the trip with great anticipation, and then had it cancelled at the last moment? This would be like a child finding nothing from Santa on Christmas. Well, this is exactly what happened to a Quail Meadow resident last week. Jack Sheidler, a World War II Navy veteran, was chosen many months ago to fly to Washington, D.C., on the Ocala Honor Flight, scheduled to leave Ocala on Oct. 25. Jack arrived at the airport at the appointed time, along with about 300 other veterans. They were boarded on two planes and thought they were ready to taxi. One plane did leave with 170 passengers. Unfortunately, Jack was not on that plane. Jack, along with 168 other vets, was on the second plane. They waited, and waited, and waited some more. After sitting on this plane for three hours, they were told that due to a mechanical problem they would not be going to Washington. Jack said they were served a small breakfast while waiting on the plane! Jack was taken back home very disappointed. He had been talking about this trip for many months and was anxious to spend the day with other vets visiting the various memorials in our nations capital. It is very hard to comprehend the frustration and disappointment of 169 World War II veterans. It seems that something could have been done to remedy the situation. As of this date (Nov. 1) Jack has not heard from anyone regarding a make-up date for the trip. He was told that the organizers would try to schedule the trip next year. Lets hope that someone is working to remedy this situation and that the 169 veterans who fought for our country will have the trip they so honorably deserve. Ladies you can still make your reservation to attend the November luncheon on Friday, the 9th. Call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin if you plan to attend. Also, today, Nov. 7, is the last day to make your reservation for the holiday dinner (turkey and all the trimmings). Contact Kathy Voss or Charlotte Payne for tickets. The Interfaith collection box is located in the clubhouse. Please remember to put your non-perishable food items in the box. Interfaith is in need of food, paper products, and personal hygiene items. While watching the news on the super storm Sandy, we realize just how fortunate we are. Many of our friends and neighbors have family still living in the affected areas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who are suffering now. Honor Flight doesnt fly Car olyn Slocumb QUAIL MEADOW Oca l a P a lm s h o l d s R a l l y f o r a C u r e g o lf t o ur n ame n t Ocala P alms Golf and Countr y Club hosted its 10th annual Rally for the Cure golf tournament on Saturday Oct. 27. This year 104 golfers participated in the event and a total of $3,000 was raised. Over the last 10 years, the Ocala P alms community has donated over $26,000 to the Rally for the Cure and the fight against breast cancer W inners in the F irst Flight were: 1st Place R od Linder Claude R oy Merrick Owen, R enee R oss. 2nd Place R on Getchell, K en Herndon, Don W eber Nancy Myron. 3rd Place R on Newman, Stan Misiaszek, W ally Orbi son, Susan Lucarini. 4th Place George Myron, John Co x, Jo Beefelt, Carol Sullivan. Second Flight W inners were: 1st Place T ony Pinto, Jim Stapp, W ard Anderson, Diane P eterson. 2nd Place Bob Oliver Marie Murphy Susan Ziel, Bar bara Caprice. 3rd Place Joe Dedics, Phil Masten, Bob Zeuch, Ann Phillips. 4th Place John Lucarini, Neil Slater Nako Down, Maggie Mahar Closest to the pin for the men were R oger Richter and John Max e. Closest to the pin for the women were Susan Ziel and Janet Lemek. Longest putt for the women was Maggie Mahar and longest putt for the men was T ony Pinto. Photos by Barb Dedics These were the participants in the Rally for a Cure golf tournament held recently at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. Angie Fischetti, Susan Lucarini, Ruth Tedesco, Carolyn Sullivan and Nancy MyronDon Weber, John Maxe, Terry Sutton and Lee Harmon Anna Baxter and Janet Lemek Bev McKarge and Peg Adams Bill and Kay Negron Bob Fitzgerald and Dave Nippa Barry Fies and Diane Volko

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7 6 W ednesday, November 7, 2012 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Internal Medicine Associates Of Ocala Board Certifications in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics 000D6E7 Sharon Marques M.D. Thomas Mohan ARNP K.N. Reddy M.D. Connie L. Hartley ARNP Herma Baker FNP-BC OFFICE LOCATIONS: 4840 S U.S. Hwy. 41, Dunnellon (352) 489-5152 1623 SW 1St Ave., Ocala (352) 732-9844 9401 SW Hwy. 200, Bldg. 500 Ste. 501 & 502, Ocala (352) 854-9991 Ask About Weight Loss Programs!! High Blood Pressure Diabetes Weight Loss Womens Health All Arthritic Problems Heart Disease Lung Problems Complete Physicals Call For An Appt. Today! 352-414-5312 ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS! Free Screenings! 000D2ES YOU TRIED THE REST NOW TRY THE BEST! Former Owners of Spiced Apple in Fort Lauderdale O PEN 7 D AYS A W EEK Mon. thru Thur. 6 am 8 pm Fri. & Sat. 6 am 9 pm Sun. 7 am 3 pm 000D4Z7 DEBIT CARDS Catering Available 7947 Highway 40 West 237-1250 N.W. 80th Ave N.W. 60th Ave Highway 40 W Highway 27 N Breakfast Served 6am 4pm Mon.-Sat. 7am 3pm Sun. S LOW ROASTED P RIME R IB FOR T WO 2 10oz. Cuts Veggies, Salad or Soup, Cornbread $ 24.95 Sunday: Best Breakfast & Lunch in Town P RIME R IB Our Specialty Served Every Day & Night 4 Cuts: English Cut, Ma, Pa & Grandpa Slow Roasted M ON .-S UN 11-C LOSE Expires 11/17/12 NEW Crossroads Crossroads Country Kitchen Country Kitchen You love it on Friday, so we added Tuesday Popular Demand A LL Y OU C ARE TO E AT W HITEFISH C ATFISH 11 am to close Dine-in only NEW D OWN H OME C OUNTRY B REAKFAST F ROM 3 E GG S PECIALTY O MELETTES TO D ELICIOUS P ANCAKES AND B ELGIAN W AFFLES M AKE Y OUR T HANKSGIVING R ESERVATIONS E ARLY O PEN 7 AM 4 PM 418 S. Pine A ve. (Next to Ocala Police Department) Ocala, FL 34471 352-620-0020 C u s t o m e r R a t e d # 1 H o g D o g i n O c a l a 000D5BQ Get a second small hot dog, at half price with this coupon T a s t e T h e B e s t Taste The Best T ast e The Best WEST MARION 71 1 186 Best of the Best four years in a row HOURS: Mon. Fri. 10am 5pmHearing Aid CentersA NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCA TIONS NA TIONWIDEFREEHEARING AIDSFOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES*No Co-P ay or Exam F eeInside W a lmar t Hwy 200 & Cor ner 484, Ocala352-291-1467000D3DPInside Cr ystal Riv e r MallAcr o ss fr om K-Mar t352-795-1484 Inside Sear sP ad doc k Mall352-237-1665 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT LIMIT 2 P ACKS PER VISIT One More Week!B A TTERIESPREMIUM ZINC BA TTERIES89 FREEHEARING TEST FREE REP AIRS(IN OFFICE ONL Y) HEARING AIDFits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200$695.00 Read the classifieds Have you ever had big plans to go on a really fantastic trip, made your arrangements many months in advance, looked forward to the trip with great anticipation, and then had it cancelled at the last moment? This would be like a child finding nothing from Santa on Christmas. Well, this is exactly what happened to a Quail Meadow resident last week. Jack Sheidler, a World War II Navy veteran, was chosen many months ago to fly to Washington, D.C., on the Ocala Honor Flight, scheduled to leave Ocala on Oct. 25. Jack arrived at the airport at the appointed time, along with about 300 other veterans. They were boarded on two planes and thought they were ready to taxi. One plane did leave with 170 passengers. Unfortunately, Jack was not on that plane. Jack, along with 168 other vets, was on the second plane. They waited, and waited, and waited some more. After sitting on this plane for three hours, they were told that due to a mechanical problem they would not be going to Washington. Jack said they were served a small breakfast while waiting on the plane! Jack was taken back home very disappointed. He had been talking about this trip for many months and was anxious to spend the day with other vets visiting the various memorials in our nations capital. It is very hard to comprehend the frustration and disappointment of 169 World War II veterans. It seems that something could have been done to remedy the situation. As of this date (Nov. 1) Jack has not heard from anyone regarding a make-up date for the trip. He was told that the organizers would try to schedule the trip next year. Lets hope that someone is working to remedy this situation and that the 169 veterans who fought for our country will have the trip they so honorably deserve. Ladies you can still make your reservation to attend the November luncheon on Friday, the 9th. Call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin if you plan to attend. Also, today, Nov. 7, is the last day to make your reservation for the holiday dinner (turkey and all the trimmings). Contact Kathy Voss or Charlotte Payne for tickets. The Interfaith collection box is located in the clubhouse. Please remember to put your non-perishable food items in the box. Interfaith is in need of food, paper products, and personal hygiene items. While watching the news on the super storm Sandy, we realize just how fortunate we are. Many of our friends and neighbors have family still living in the affected areas. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who are suffering now. Honor Flight doesnt fly Car olyn Slocumb QUAIL MEADOW Oca l a P a lm s h o l d s R a l l y f o r a C u r e g o lf t o ur n ame n t Ocala P alms Golf and Countr y Club hosted its 10th annual Rally for the Cure golf tournament on Saturday Oct. 27. This year 104 golfers participated in the event and a total of $3,000 was raised. Over the last 10 years, the Ocala P alms community has donated over $26,000 to the Rally for the Cure and the fight against breast cancer W inners in the F irst Flight were: 1st Place R od Linder Claude R oy Merrick Owen, R enee R oss. 2nd Place R on Getchell, K en Herndon, Don W eber Nancy Myron. 3rd Place R on Newman, Stan Misiaszek, W ally Orbi son, Susan Lucarini. 4th Place George Myron, John Co x, Jo Beefelt, Carol Sullivan. Second Flight W inners were: 1st Place T ony Pinto, Jim Stapp, W ard Anderson, Diane P eterson. 2nd Place Bob Oliver Marie Murphy Susan Ziel, Bar bara Caprice. 3rd Place Joe Dedics, Phil Masten, Bob Zeuch, Ann Phillips. 4th Place John Lucarini, Neil Slater Nako Down, Maggie Mahar Closest to the pin for the men were R oger Richter and John Max e. Closest to the pin for the women were Susan Ziel and Janet Lemek. Longest putt for the women was Maggie Mahar and longest putt for the men was T ony Pinto. Photos by Barb Dedics These were the participants in the Rally for a Cure golf tournament held recently at Ocala Palms Golf and Country Club. Angie Fischetti, Susan Lucarini, Ruth Tedesco, Carolyn Sullivan and Nancy MyronDon Weber, John Maxe, Terry Sutton and Lee Harmon Anna Baxter and Janet Lemek Bev McKarge and Peg Adams Bill and Kay Negron Bob Fitzgerald and Dave Nippa Barry Fies and Diane Volko

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Saturday, Nov. 17 Walk of RemembranceA Walk of Remembrance memorial event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17 in the serene beauty of Sholom Park at 6840 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. The walk serves as an opportunity to remember a loved one and find comfort in friendship, strength in shared experiences, and hope for healing and happiness. Walkers will enjoy a tranquil stroll through the Labyrinth, partake in the uplifting power of music, and reflect on their experiences privately or with others. Registration opens at 9 a.m. with the first walk beginning at 9:15 a.m.; subsequent walks will leave at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The cost is a minimum donation of $10. The donation includes light refreshments and a small gift. Participants may choose to walk the entire morning or select a time slot. Feel free to come and go as you please and enjoy the parks amenities. Please note the parks no pets policy. Hospice of Marion County provides a full spectrum of physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual support for patients with advancing illness and their families. Proceeds from the event will continue to support bereaved families and individuals through the Center for Hope and Healing at Hospice of Marion County. For more information call 352-854-5218 or register online www.hospiceofmarion.com/news.html.SummerGlen Country Club garage saleThe SummerGlen community at 1450 S.W. 154th Street Road, Ocala will host its 6th annual community garage sale with an estimated 150+ households participating on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is one of the largest garage sales in Southwest Ocala and well worth visiting for bargains galore. You dont want to miss it. From I-75, take exit 341 to CR484 west, turn left at the Summer-Glen sign with the fountain, then follow road to the gate. Gatekeeper will hand out map of locations and look for the bright green signs posted on garages.Saturday, Nov. 17 Two symphony and choir concertsFor a holiday treat, join the Ocala Symphony Orchestra and the OSO Community Choir for this special presentation! The concert will include selections from Handels Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus, a Vaughn Williams Fantasia on Christmas Carols and other exciting holiday music. The presentations will occur on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Ocala and on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Summerfield. Tickets are only $15 for general admission. They are available at all Center State Banks, on OcalaSymphony.com, or by calling 352-351-1606. Tickets will be available at the door until they are sold out.You dont want to miss this unique opportunity to see nearly 200 people working together to make a joyous noise. Bring friends, bring family, and together lets celebrate this annual powerful Ocala tradition once again.Sunday, Nov. 18 From Bach to Broadway at Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala presents From Bach to Broadway, a musical montage of Classical and Broadway hits. The program will feature Karen Allen, vocalist and keyboard and Zoriy Zinger, violinist, on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church, State Road 200, Ocala. Karen Allen is an accomplished musician with musical degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and Princeton University. She began her career as a pianist and has performed on and off Broadway. She is also a cantor and rabbi. Mr. Zinger was a soloist in the Russian Symphony Orchestra and has performed throughout the United States including Lincoln Center and the New York City Museum of Modern Art. He has also appeared with Ray Charles, Ricky Martin and on TV. Tickets are $10 per person and benefit the humanitarian programs of Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala. For further information and tickets please contact Sonia at 352-307-3662 or Estelle 352-861-2542 or Shirley 352873-6186. Come enjoy a delightful afternoon of beautiful music suitable for the whole family.Temple to conduct auctionThe annual fund raising auction for Temple Bnai Darom is being conducted by Bruce Denerstein, licensed auctioneer. The Auction begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. There is no buyers premium. Included in the auction are new and used merchandise, furniture, coins, jewelry, household items, gifts, etc. The Temple is located at 49 Banyan Course. For additional information call Shelly at 352-694-3655. Saturday, Nov. 24 Fundraiser bingo by VFW ladiesThe Ladies Auxiliary to the Angela S. Santos VFW Post 4781 is having a fundraiser bingo on Saturday, Nov. 24. The doors open at 10:30 a.m. For a $20 donation you will receive the following: A $25 Bingo Pack and one (1) Special Winner Take-All Ticket. This, also, includes a hot dog, soda, cake, and coffee. We suggest you buy your tickets ASAP as this should be an early sellout. Contact Regina Ballman at 352-873-3631 or Sheryl Browne at 352-854-5787. Join us, along with your guests and friends for an enjoyable holiday Saturday. All proceeds from this event will be used to fund various activities for our veterans and other charities. Sunday, Nov. 25 Watch and clock extravaganzaChapter 156 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors meets every fourth Sunday at 8 a.m. at VFW Post 4781, 9401 S.W. 110th St., Ocala. The November meeting on Nov. 25 is the fall extravaganza, which consists of many of the members parting with everything from a good clock repair book to valuable antique clocks and watches. There will be tools, parts and above all, great camaraderie. All are welcome. Table use fee is $5 per table. There will be free coffee and donuts. The group is not allowed to do any appraisals.Saturday, Dec. 1 Christmas luncheon at Joy LutheranThe annual LMM/WELCA, combined women and mens, Christmas Luncheon at Joy Lutheran Church is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 at 11 a.m. Special entertainment will include Gerri Smith, of the Living Word Ministry, Tavares, and Michigan City, Indiana, who will present a biblical portrayal of Mrs. Noah. Mrs. Smith is a dramatic story-teller who presents a unique insight into the lives and times of many Biblical characters. She does her presentations of a variety of women in the bible for womens groups, church services, conventions and other appropriate meetings. Information about Gerri Smith can be obtained by calling the Joy Lutheran Church office at 352-854-4509.Concert band concertJoin the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band for its December concert series A Christmas Wish on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. or Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Marion Technical Institute (MTI), 1614 S.E. Fort King St., Ocala. Musical selections include Christmas Festival; Sleigh Ride; Russian Christmas Music; Grown Up Christmas Wish; Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas; a Christmas sing-along and others. All performances are free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. Non-perishable food items will be collected at both performances for Vets Helping Vets. For more information, call 624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 5 8 W ednesday, November 7, 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 Northeast gets hurricane, but we dont Scams and thieves Yes, tis the season for, well, you know, scams and thieves. A couple of weeks ago, our sheriffs substation investigated incidents at Walmart, where car windows were smashed in during some smash and grab attempts. As of this writing, no suspects have been caught. There are some precautions that everyone should take. The most obvious is not to put things that you buy in your vehicle, where they are visible to the public, and then leave your vehicle to go into another store, or a restaurant, or to do some chores. When you buy items at the store, if you cant put them out of sight in a trunk or somewhere like that, go straight home. Take your items into your house. Dont put your car in jeopardy of being broken into. Big parking lots are the perfect spots for thieves. Its easy for them to blend in with crowds, wait until its clear, and then quickly get away with your items. But other areas are also vulnerable. The other thing we have to be aware of is the people who try some scams against honest people. There are so many that its impossible to list them all, so heres a simple list of things to be aware of. Never give out personal information on the phone to someone you dont know if you didnt initiate the call. That includes obvious things like Social Security numbers, bank account numbers, and so forth, but also simple things like your address and, yes, even your name. Some of these people make several phone calls at once, and talk to the first person that answers. If they have to ask your name, just tell them, Hey, you called me. If you dont know who you called, good bye. Never invite anyone into your home unless youve initiated the visit (repairmen, etc.) and never, no matter what, leave them alone to have the run of your house. Never, ever, send money to anyone you dont know, even if they tell you its a good faith payment for a prize you won. And if that person says theyre a relative, do some checking before you send the money (the grandson stuck in Panama scam). Remember, you cant win a sweepstakes that you didnt enter. If youre told that you won, hang up. Finally, its an old saying, but if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. Protect yourself, your purchases and your money, and youll have a much happier holiday. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY JIM FLYNN The campaign headquarters post mortem of an unsuccessful presidential candidate begins with a lament something like this: If we had carried Montana (3 electoral votes) we could have won it all. If only are sad but mildly comforting words. Every four years we get an opportunity to explain the mystery of the Electoral College. Writing this exposition for publication just after the election avoids any allegation that we intended to cause confusion and voter suppression. It is important to remember there would be no United States of America if the former colonies hadnt approved our Constitution. The new states had no intention of going out of business, particularly the smaller ones. They intended then and still insist to have a voice in Washington. Article I, Section 4 of the Constitution says the States will hold elections for Senators and Representatives. Congress can fiddle with some of the details, but the States are still in charge. Article II requires the States to participate in election of the President by having voters choose electors equal to the number of Senators and Representatives each State sends to Congress. Electors are nominated by political parties and appointed by the states. After citizens have voted, the electors cast their ballots and later transmit them to Congress to be counted. Why such a rigamarole? To preserve states rights the founders considered having state legislatures select the president. They dropped that idea because deadlocks would be likely if each state insisted on electing a favorite son or regional good ole boy. The framers of the Constitution also considered letting Congress select the president. On reconsideration they decided to fashion a system which would insulate the President from a political majority in Congress and from citizens who could be manipulated by promises and corruption. Before and after every presidential election, a few voices rise to suggest the Electoral College is outdated and should be abolished. They forget or choose to ignore that Joseph Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Fidel Castro, and Hugo Chavez were elected to power by direct votes of the people. One of my favorite national columnists, Mark Shields, wrote recently that The Electoral College Must Go. He said it is absolutely anti-democratic and all the democracies created since the end of World War II have managed to function without an electoral college. We have to disagree for the single reason that the United States is not and was not intended to be a democracy. We are a successful 225 year old constitutional republic. Would we prefer to be a European social democracy? Would we be better off? We dont think so. As one historian put it, The democracy genie was quickly put back in the bottle. Given the current state of party politics, we believe the founders had great foresight when they reasoned that the president should not be chosen by legislatures, by Congress, or by popular vote of the people. 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. 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There were a lot of familiar sites both shown and talked about as Manhattan, Staten Island and the Jersey Shore (the area, not the TV show) were highlighted as the areas most damaged by the wind and water, and Long Island, which had the devastating fire that swept through Breezy Point. Some held particular memories, especially New Jersey. There were two sites along the Shore (they didnt call it the beach when I was there, dont know what they do now) that brought recollections of past years. One was pictures of the town of Tuckerton, which leads to an area called Mystic Islands, where for a while in the 1960s my parents had a summer home. It was kind of nice the only time I ever drove (is that the right word?) a boat was at that home they had a small, slow-powered boat that I learned to steer, with some effort. The engine was in the back so it was backward from a car you turned the wheel to the right to go left, and so forth. It was also where I learned my young wifes dedication to family. My folks had ordered a load of gravel to spread over their sandy yard, and we were going down there on the weekend. Dad, however, got sick, and they were a day late, but with a great deal of help from my wife, we got the gravel spread ourselves so they wouldnt have to do it. I cant imagine what that area, and that house, looks like now. The other area was Island Beach. Before we were married, my wife, her sister and I went down to Island Beach, crossing over the Toms River Bridge. Now Im reading about all the devastation in that area. On Staten Island, I had a great aunt who lived in St. George, on a hill overlooking the ferry slip. I assume that she is long gone, but that area probably got hit by winds, mostly. It was way too high to have a surge. I watched with interest as the news showed a ferry coming in as service was resumed, but they never showed the view of Staten Island from the ferry, which I would have liked to see. We always took the ferry then there was no Verrazano Bridge, I dont believe, and it was too far to drive south in Jersey to cross the existing bridge. I wrote a friend in northern New Jersey, and she responded that her area, about 15 miles west of Manhattan, had some wind damage and no power, but she and her family were OK. I thought it was kind of ironic how, many years ago, we moved to Florida, where you have to be wary of hurricanes, but here we were escaping with little effect while the New York area was suffering. All my relatives have moved out of New Jersey, so there werent many others to contact. My old high school put a notice on Facebook that classes were canceled at some point. Anytime people ask you to help the Red Cross, even a small amount can help. If anything, we know how to survived hurricanes and live with the aftermath the people in New York really havent got that experience. You can plan for all sorts of things in life, but when Mother Nature decides to throw you a curve, theres not much you can do about it. Thats why, at the beginning of hurricane season each year, were reminding you to be prepared. After all, you never know.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Tutorial of Electoral College HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 2

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BORN THIS WEEK: Your ability to keep secrets makes you the perfect confidante for friends, family and coworkers. 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. After almost a year, Stone Creek has a full time fitness director. Judy Helfin is the new director and Judy has a BS Degree from Towson State University, in dance. Judy has certifications in the following areas: ACE Group Fitness, AFAA Personal Training, Patricia Gizzi S t o n e C r eek g e ts a n e w fi t n ess dir e c t o r CPR American Heart Association, RYT Yoga 200hr, Zumba Basic I & II, Gold, Toning, Silver Sneakers MSROM, Cardio Circuit, Yoga Stretch and Spinning. Judy has worked as a fitness instructor at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club, Bay Care Health Systems in Tampa, LA Fitness in Clearwater, Bally Total Fitness in Maryland, and as a personal trainer. As one can see, fitness has been a part of Judys life and she is now here at Stone Creek to see that fitness becomes a part of our lives. Judys hobbies include ballroom dancing, look out Dancing with the Stars, working out with her friends, Astrid, Mike, Kim, Terry, Margareta and Tony, swimming, biking, going to the beach, reading and crocheting. Judy was kind enough to answer some questions that I posed to her. How do you compare the facilities of Stone Creek to other places where you have worked? Stone Creek is an outstanding community and the facilities are without a doubt, the best Ive seen in all my years in the fitness industry. Not only are the facilities top notch, the staff is friendly and courteous, and the residents have been very welcoming. Stone Creek has been without a full time Fitness Director for over one year. What would you like to see happen here now that you are on board (new classes or equipment)? New Fitness Director Judi Helfin. As far as classes, I have always kept up with what is current in the fitness industry. I will continue to do that at Stone Creek. From what I can see so far, I think our equipment is excellent. In the future, I would like to offer more orientations for residents so they might feel more comfortable with the equipment. From some CAAC meetings residents had concerned about the new machinery that was installed. Some residents voiced an opinion about wanting to have input when the next round of equipment is installed? How do you feel about resident input on this subject and other subjects concerning the Spa? I think resident input is important, and I have no problem with them voicing their opinions. We want the residents to be happy and we will try to accommodate as best we can. Do you see the need to have wellness seminars for residents to go along with the exercise programs that the Spa provides? For anyone participating in a fitness program, wellness seminars are a great way to educate and inspire, and therefore lead to longevity in an active lifestyle. I would definitely like to hold wellness seminars at Stone Creek. What do you consider a reasonable amount of time to respond to e-mails sent to you by residents? I try to answer them promptly and will certainly strive to answer them in a timely manner. Do you have plans for any training for your staff? I will insure the staff is up to date with CPR and equipment use. Would you like to see more spa related clubs? If so, what? Currently, we have groups who play Bocce Ball, Pickle Ball, Table Tennis, and Water Volley Ball. These activities are a great way to incorporate fun into a fitness program and I am definitely open to organizing more fitness type groups. Please add any other items that these questions may not have covered that you would like to see me address. I am very happy and excited to be a part of Stone Creek lan Spa, and am looking forward to keeping the fun in fitness at our facility! If you have not had the opportunity to meet Judy, stop by the lan Spa and say hello. Her friendly spirit will welcome you to want to work out. Judy, welcome to the Stone Creek Community! A health care panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. Representatives from several area agencies will be on hand to discuss questions regarding the changes in health care. For more information, call John Klopfer at 352207-0755. Refreshments will be served. Health care discussion set African Violet Club meetsPlease join us for our Nov. 17 meeting at 10:30 am at the Marion County Sheriff's Office (Brian Litz Sheriff's Substation) 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The program topic for November will center around a work shop and repotting your African violets and other gesneriads. We will have hands on and everyone is encouraged to bring violets they wish to repot and newspaper and other repotting supplies. Our courtesy store will be open as well with all kinds of products such as new pots and soil, tools and fertilizer. Delicious light refreshments will be served. The public is invited and for more information please contact our club President, Laura Perdomo thepeacockcottage@gmail. com.

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upon a woman. There is nothing wrong with trying to look younger. I suppose it is an easier task to do if you are a woman than if you are a man. Every morning before I leave the house I try to make myself as non-scary to the public as I possibly can. I will scrape my face, pat down my hair, and douse myself with aftershave and in 10 minutes I am done and ready for the world. I have noticed that the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage takes a lot longer than 10 minutes to get ready to face the world. I must admit she does a very good job of it, but I also must admit it takes a long time and it seems each year it gets longer. I do not want to call attention to myself. I just want to get through the day and back home again. I know I am not as young as I used to be but I take consolation in the fact that I am older than I used to be. And hand in hand with good old Father Time, I have walked down the wonderful timeline. For me personally, I like to celebrate each birthday as a once-in-a-lifetime celebration. My goal in life is to get as old as I possibly can and with the good help of Father Time, I am well on my way. Time has not stood still for me, for which I am most thankful. Just like getting to the airport on time for my flight, I want to be on time for everything happening in my life. I do not want to miss a thing. Too often people look backward, stumble over today, find themselves in tomorrow and do not know how they got there. I want to enjoy the time I have in real time. There is no time like the present to enjoy. Memories are wonderful. Aspirations are delightful. But, nothing can take the place of right now. The Bible has a lot to say about time. We are in a timeline established by God and it will not slow down into we come to the end. The apostle Paul understood this when he wrote, And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed (Romans 13:11 KJV). There is no time like the present that as someone said, This is the first day of the rest of my life. I am going to celebrate my Now with all the energy I have.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.commessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 7, 2012 3 10 W ednesday, November 7, 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. 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Iwas off to the airport on another trip. I started out early, arrived at the airport on time but when I arrived the plane had canceled and I had to apply for another plane. The next plane headed for my destination was about two hours away. This would in fact, make me miss my connecting flight. I suppose I ought to be grateful that I was able to catch a later flight. It gave me some time to sit in the airport with nothing to do but think. Talk about a boring afternoon! One of the things I thought about was never flying again. But, necessity is the mother of inconvenience, or something like that. While I was thinking in the airport, I thought of a wise old man who, waxing philosophical, once said, Time waits for no man. I know he was wise because he did not include women in his observation. Although time will wait for no man, it has a different approach to women. Usually speaking, a man welcomes the passing of time. Proudly he displays those wrinkles and calluses as marks of manhood. Until recently, gray hair was a crown of authority. Even Solomon, the wisest man said, The hoary [gray] head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness (Proverbs 16:31 KJV). The grayer the head, the wiser the man. Although, I must confess I have seen my share of dumb grayheaded men. A woman, however, has an altogether different philosophy when it comes to time. As a man with gray hair, I do not fully understand their philosophy. I suppose there are some men who would like to be 25 again. Most men, however, are happy to be as old as they are. Women are different. They live upon the concept of ageless beauty. Who am I, as a man, to counter that philosophy? I discovered this many years ago. A woman casually asked me how old I thought she was. I have long since discovered that this is no casual question and she is not looking for exact information. I, at the time, took it as a challenge and tried to guess her age. Wrong! I have since learned that the correct response to this question is, Why, you dont look a day over 25. I do not know exactly what that means, but I have often gotten smiles from this response. No matter how old the woman is, in her mind she is still 25. The man has a different idea. Im 60, he will boast to whoever will listen, and I can still do a whole days work. Then he will go out and throw his back out just to prove it. Time has a different effect upon a man as it does P l ease, p l ease j u s t g e t me t o th e air p o r t o n t i me James Snyder Florida Department of Corrections pro bation officers, along with county and city law enforcement officers, joined forces to target sex offenders and sex predators on Halloween to ensure they had no contact with trickor -treaters. The goal of the operation was to visit the residences of ever y sex offender and sex predator on community super vision in an 11-county area during the trickor treat hours. Special thanks to our law enforcement partners and the Department of Correc tions probation officers who went the extra mile to protect those in the communities they ser ve, said Secretar y K en T ucker All of these officers work extremely hard to ensure public safety Law enforcement agencies and proba tion officers from Brevard, Indian River Lake, Marion, Martin, Orange, Osceola, P olk, St. Lucie, Seminole and V olusia counties participated in the operation. The Department of Corrections initiated similar operations in all counties of Florida to monitor sex offenders. P rior to Halloween, probation officers provided these specific instr uctions to each sexual offender and predator: DO NOT decorate your residence or yard with Halloween dcor; DO NOT offer children candy or treats; DO NOT dress in costume or Halloween attire; DO NOT take your children T rickor T reating; DO NOT turn on your porch light between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 pm; DO NOT greet any children who may come to your residence; and DO NOT attend celebrations or festivals where there are minors present. T eams of probation officers and law enforcement officers conducted sur veil lance and visited the homes of over 1,300 super vised offenders and predators C o a l i ti o n ta rgets sex o f f e nde rs o n H a llow ee n

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State Road 200 in the Circle Square Plaza starting at 5 p.m. Dinner will be $15 per person and will be served from 6 until 7:30 p.m. A raffle and auction will immediately follow the dinner. Fisher House provides a home-like facility for families of veterans or military personnel who are receiving medical care at a military or VA Hospital. Americas VetDogs a special project of the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, will be trained to help disabled veterans gain mobility and independence as well as serving as guide dogs for those who lost their sight. For further information, contact Bill Thomas at 352291-2600 or email (billtom7522@cfl.rr.com) or Phyllis Rankin at 352-362-1905. Donations will be greatly appreciated. Happenings Saturday, Nov. 10 Men to serve up famous breakfastThe Ocala West United Methodist Men will serve their very famous all you can eat breakfast Saturday, Nov. 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. The cost is $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St.Pine Run to hold yard saleThe residents of Pine Run are holding their annual yard sale on Nov.10 (rain date Nov. 11) from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will include all kinds of items from unwanted, doesnt fit anymore, duplication, transitional and dont like the color. Baked goods along with fashionable jewelry will be offered for sale as well. Breakfast and light luncheons for the hungry shoppers will be offered at reasonable prices at Pine Run Clubhouse One. For further information call 352-237-2971. Pine Run Estates is at Southwest 88th Terrace off State Road 200, Ocala.Mega book saleA Cats Meow mega book sale to benefit Sheltering Hands Rescue will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Winn-Dixie, 8445 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. For information, call 352-291-1962.SummerGlen to hold craft fairSummerGlen will conduct its annual holiday and craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SummerGlen Grand Hall, 1450 S.W. 154th St. There will be assorted crafts, including handcrafted baskets, gourmet goodies, handcrafted jewelry as well as boutique items. There will be lots of door prizes and much more. Take Exit 341 (County Road 484) off the Interstate, go east toward Dunnellon to Southwest 20th Avenue Road, and follow signs to SummerGlen.Button Club to meetThe Manatee Button Club will meet at the Marion Oaks Community Center from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. The club meets the second Saturday of each month. The program for November will be on celluloid buttons. For more information or directons, call 352-237-6875.Sunday, Nov. 11 Fellowship Thanksgiving luncheonMembers and friends are invited to join our Thanksgiving Luncheon of smoked turkey and all the trimmings. Visitors and friends are always the first in line. Together let us share the many blessings we have to be thankful for. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Contact 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.Marion Oaks church marks Veterans DayOn Sunday, Nov. 11, Community Congregational Church of Marion Oaks is having a Veterans day service at 6 p.m. The service will include a color guard. Post-polio support group to meetThe North Central Post-Polio Support Group will present the Program: Back Pain: Zero In On the Problem, on Nov. 11, at the Collins Health Resource Center, 9401 S.W. State Road 200, Building 300, Suite 303, Ocala. The guest speaker will be Dr. Troy D. Lowell, M.D., 1984 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University and a 1988 graduate of Rutgers Medical School. For more information contact President Carolyn Raville at 352-4891731 Concert at CountrysideThe next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Church will take place on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside at 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. Roberta Swedien, classical pianist, will play From Russia with Love, Sergei Rachmaninoff the Preludes. Roberta Swedien has performed on four continents for over four decades in solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, television and radio. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Elliott Carter. Her training was at the Chicago Conservatory College, Sherwood Music School, Northwestern University and the University of Iowa. In addition to her classical work, she did the sound design for Michael Jacksons HIStory album for which she received a Platinum record. Roberta now resides in Gainesville, after fifteen years abroad, where she teaches piano, voice, theory and composition as well as performing in solo and ensemble programs. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Kingdom of the Sun Concert BandThe Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band announces two November performances: Veterans Light the Stars is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m., at the Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park (25th and Fort King Street) featuring a fireworks inale! Musical selections include: Homefront (a medley of WWII songs); Josh Grobans You Raise Me Up; Glenn Millers American Patrol; A Salute to the Armed Forces of the US; Overture, among others. For more information call 352-624-9291 or visit our website at http://kingdomofthesunband.org. Bleacher seating is available or bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. A concert in support of Operation Shoebox will be held Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m, at the Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church, 674 Silver Road. For more information, call 352-624-9291 or the Silver Springs Presbyterian Church at 352-687-1119. Both performances are free and open to the public.Tuesday, Nov. 13 Free memory screeningMemory screenings and educational materials are available as part of National Memory Screening Day, an initiative of the Alzheimers Foundation of America. It will take place at Visiting Angels, 8405 S.W. 80th St., Suite 14, Ocala, at On Top of the World Circle Square Commons. The free and confidential event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., but you must call for an appointment. For information, call 352-620-8484.Thursday, Nov. 15 Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its November meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15 7 p.m. at the Ocala Regional Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328. Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 5 000D56N CARDS AND GIFTS S TO R E 352-854-1970 F AX 352-854-6186 8449 SW SR 200, O CALA F RIENDSHIP C ENTER P OST O FFICE F AX C OPIES L OTTER Y N OT AR Y OPEN EVER YDA Y MONDA Y SA TURDA Y 8:30AM 5:00PM VETERANS DA Y APPRECIA TION Saturday Nov 10 FREE CHILI 1 1am 3pm (or until the pot dries up) For our veterans V eterans Day Sale 10% Off any item not already discounted Marion County Public LibraryThe Friends of the Library need volunteers to assist in the Book Market bookstore Mondays and Tuesdays at the E. Silver Spring Blvd location from 10 a.m. 2 p.m. For additional information contact Pat Anderson at 352-598-8218.TimberRidge Rehab and NursingBingo Assistant Volunteer will transport residents (within the building) to and from the activity; assist residents need help with the activity. Afternoon shifts available. Therapy Transport Volunteers will transport residents (pushing their wheelchair) back to their room from the therapy room. Morning shifts available. For additional information on volunteer opportunities at TimberRidge, please contact Michelle Jarvis at 352-291-7215.United Way Reading Pals Provide 1 hour of volunteer services per designated week at a targeted elementary school for 25 weeks. Read and complete assigned activities with student in the media center during the school day. Training provided. Start date August 20. For additional information contact Jan Hathaway, 352-732-9696 Administrative Assistant Volunteers are needed on short notice for projects such as mailings, counting, sorting, etc. For additional information contact Faith Beard at 352-7329696.Salvation ArmyBell Ringers Bell ringers will be located at retail locations and public spaces and will ring the bells, greet the public and thank contributors. Monies received will be picked up at the kettle location or deposited in a pre-determined location. Shifts will be 1-2 hours. Training will be provided. Food Server Food servers are always in demand. Three meals per day are served at the Center for Hope Soup Kitchen. On Thanksgiving Day a meal is also served at Evangeline Booth Garden Apartments. Shifts are 1-2 hours. Angel Tree Volunteer During the second week of December volunteers sort donated gifts. During the third week of December volunteers assist with the distribution of food and toys to clients. After the distribution is complete volunteers assist with after Christmas clean up. For additional information on any of these volunteer opportunities, call Shirley Hsu at 352-629-2004 ext. 306.Interfaith Emergency ServicesVolunteers are needed to serve as greeters for people making donations, to assist with packing and distributing food and in the retail operation. If you can help, contact Nita Nelson at 352-629-8868.First United Methodist ChurchFirst UMC is seeking volunteers to assist with sorting and distributing clothing, bath and personal products, and meal assistants. Please contact Evelyn McRae at 352-633-4344.This file is compiled by Joyce Wright, who can be contacted at 352-291-4444 or via email to wrightj@cf.edu Lend a hand Read the classifieds Retirement CeremonySenior Chief Petty Officer Robert A. Morrissette hugs his mother, Barbara Jaggers of Ocala, the West Marion Messengers circulation coordinator, as Capt. Mark Wegge looks on. Morrissette, a graduate of Forest High School, was honored on the occasion of his retirement after 25 years of service. The ceremony was held at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center on Oct. 20. Jaggers was presented with the Military Parent Medal during the ceremony.

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Suncoast Blvd., Cryst al River 4100 W Gulf to Lake Hwy ., Lecanto 3187 W Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon 7298 S. Florida A ve., Floral City 5844 Carl G Rose, Hernando 401 T ompkins S t., Inverness 1703 N. Florida A ve., Hernando 275 NE U.S. 19, Cryst al River 1876 N. Florida A ve., Hernando Fairfield HalloweenFairfield Village held its celebration of Halloween recently. Above, the Pumpkin Patch was a huge success, and at left, Jim LePage, the winner of the Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, really got into the spirit of the competition. Story and more photos on Page 12. Honor Flight groundedThis is a photo of Jack Sheidler of Quail Meadow, who was supposed to take an Honor Flight Oct. 25 to Washington, D.C. However, one of the two planes, the one he was on, was grounded because of mechanical difficulties and he didnt make the trip. See story on Page 7. Two recent news releases show that Marion County Public Schools are becoming more and more active in cyberspace. As of last Friday, more than 720 people know the latest information about Marion County Public Schools. Thats because theyve downloaded School Connect, a new mobile app offered free of charge by the district. Marion County is the first Florida school district to offer the new mobile app to students, parents, employees, and others seeking school updates. The free app, called School Connect, is available in the Apple and Android stores to users of smart phones and other appenabled devices. Once users download the app, they select Settings and Manage Districts to choose Florida and Marion County. They can then activate push notifications from any school. Similar to text messages, these notifications can be immediate in case of an emergency. They may also remind subscribers about early release days, events, athletic competitions, club meetings, and other district and school functions. The app, provided free to the district and users at no taxpayer expense, links to the Parent Portal with student grades, school lunch menus, school addresses and contact information, school web sites, and education-related resources. It also provides GPS mapping and navigation links and multiple language options including Spanish. The app was created by School Connect, an Oklahoma-based mobile app developer for K-12 school systems. The app will enhance district and school efforts to improve communications with parents, students, employees, and other stakeholders. You can visit www.schoolconnectapps.com for more details. Also, Marion County opened its newest public school recently without building a single traditional brick-and-mortar classroom. Instead, its virtual schooling, available online 24/7 to students at elementary grade levels. The new school, called Marion e-Learning, offers students in kindergarten through fifth grade the option to enroll in online classes for a custom-tailored education. They work at their own pace, on their own time, in their own space. Regular face-to-face meetings keep students and teachers familiar with each other. Science fair participation, field trips, and awards ceremonies are some of the activities available to students. The online experience offers students interactive multi-media content and is available free of charge. Students must have their own computer with Internet access, webcam, microphone, and access to a public library. Teachers are state-certified and developed the actual curriculum, which is aligned to Common Core state standards. The addition of Marion e-Learning means Marion County Public Schools now offers a complete online K-12 education experience. For more information, visit www.marion.k12.fl.us/schools/mel or contact Tracy Patterson at 352.236.0570 or marion.elearning@marion.k12.fl.us. Schools move to cyberspace Veterans Day ceremonyStudents from Marion County Schools are expected to take part in a Veterans Day ceremony on Monday, Nov. 12, at Veterans Memorial Park. The ceremony is expected to start at 11 a.m. and will be open to the public. Complete information was not released by the school system before press time. Ocala Health will host its first Womens Wellness Day at the College of Central Florida on Friday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Motivational speaker and Biggest Loser Season 11 runner-up Hannah Curlee will be the keynote speaker at a lunchtime presentation. A health fair and seminar sessions will continue through the afternoon. Hannah Curlee will share her inspiring story of life-changing weight loss and help others recognize how they too can achieve weight loss and healthy living goals. Curlee is half the woman she used to be or 51.6 percent of her former self, to be exact. Curlee and her sister, Olivia Ward, were the top two finishers on Season 11 of NBCs The Biggest Loser reality show. By the shows end, Curlee had dropped from 248 pounds to 128, a 120-pound loss. For viewers, the transformation was startling. For Curlee, it was life altering. We are thrilled that Hannah is visiting Ocala and participating in an event directed at helping the women of greater Marion County make more informed decisions about their healthcare, said Ginger Carroll, CEO of Ocala Healths West Marion Community Hospital. Women are the primary decision makers when it comes to the health and wellbeing of their family. Whether it concerns their children, husbands, parents, themselves, possibly even friends or neighbors, women carefully weigh the healthcare choices they have to make. This forum will offer attendees access to a number of resources in a variety of medical specialties, Carroll added. During the health fair, attendees will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with clinical specialists in cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, diabetes, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, neuroscience, and womens health. Demonstrations or test drives on the DaVinci Robot surgical system will be offered by the surgeons who use this latest minimally-invasive surgical technology. Body fat, BMI, strength, balance, blood pressure and memory screenings will also be offered. Three Ask the Medical Expert sessions will be held on orthopedic-neurological disorders, gynecologic conditions, and heart health, where attendees can have their questions answered about each of these specialties. This event is free to the public and registration is required only for the lunchtime talk with Hannah Curlee. In lieu of an admission fee, attendees are welcome to make a suggested donation of $5 to the United Way of Marion County for its work with local agencies that support the health and well-being of women. To register for lunch with Hannah Curlee, please call 1-800-530-1188. Womens Wellness Day set The Fairfield Village Clubhouse was the setting on Saturday, Oct. 27 for an outstanding Halloween gathering with Frann Glenney as the hostess for the evening. She was given many compliments for her special barbecue which was one of the hits of the event. Frann was very quick to thank all those who helped her with the festivities as she said they made things much easier. Lots of delicious food with ghoulish names added to the fun of the evening. Many people cringed as they looked at the names attached to the dishes, but they did not seem to let that interfere with their appetites. Before and after the meal, there were a number of games/competitions which added to the spirit of the evening. There was a mummy wrapping competition, a pumpkin pie eating contest, and a pumpkin decoration contest. Each was received with much cheering and laughter as the participants really got involved and excited. During the cake walk, one of the final ladies found herself on the floor because of the enthusiasm of those walking. Thankfully, she was not hurt, and she was laughing good-naturedly as she was helped to her feet. Bart Rich provided the musical entertainment for the evening and his choices along with the clarity of the new sound system made the evening that much more pleasant.Big yard saleEveryone is invited to Fairfield Villages big yard sale set for 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturda7, Nov.10. There will be lots of extraordinary items for sale at fantastic bargain prices. Also, there will be a craft and bake sale going on during the sale hours in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Additionally, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available for lunch. Stop by and check out the unique and delicious items offered by our artisans and bakers. Typically, those who attend our sale walk away with such treasures that they promise to attend again. Now is the time to make those plans because the word has it that this year there will be more and better bargains offered. Ed Glassman threatens to take Lady Dragonfly's (aka Toni Belcher) special fortune telling ball hostage if he does not get a good "fortune." Fairfield Village enjoys Halloween event Priscilla Geissal Frann Glenney's special recipe barbecue was a big hit when she hosted the Fairfield Village Halloween Party.