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T he Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow will meet this Friday, the 25th, at the clubhouse. Come meet with us at 12:30 to discuss plans for the year, and also enjoy some desserts. Bring your ideas for trips/projects with you. Remember January is when the dues are paid for the year. The Red Hatters group is open to all women of Quail Meadow. Come join us if you are interested in participating in our activities. The January Ladies Luncheon was fantastic! The Ivy House is the beautiful pink Victorian house on Silver Springs Boulevard. Many of us had eaten at the Ivy House in Williston and were familiar with their famous food. There were 25 of us who enjoyed lunch together. It took a long time to get our orders taken, so we had plenty of time to get acquainted with the new residents who joined us this month. When the food came, it was worth the wait! The service was not the fault of our waitress she was the only one serving our group, as well as another group of approximately 25 in the same area. Next month the luncheon will be at Mimis. Mark your calendars now and plan to join with us on Feb. 8. It is so good to see some new residents attending the activities of the community. Remember bingo is twice a month, the water color group meets twice a month, ceramics class is held every week, also Mah Jongg is played every week. If that isnt enough for you, come join Jo Stones plastic stitchery class twice a month and/or the Bunko group is always open to all residents. Check The QM Reporter for more information on these groups. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Opinion................6 Quail Meadow......8 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 43 WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013 Puzzles Page 4 Classifieds Page 7 8Wednesday, January 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000D64L St. Martins 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) 000DOX6 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000D795 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000dr33 Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Church 000DBZY 000D9ZT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning Worship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W. 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H is discovered through worshiping together 711187 John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000DMNB 000DPLT 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STARTING AT $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES A coordinated community effort is needed for a healthier Marion County, even more than additional medical facilities. That is the conclusion of a team of more than 50 diverse community partners who developed the Marion County Community Health Improvement Plan. Steering committee members presented the plan to a group of county leaders and community stakeholders during a Jan. 14 meeting at the United Way of Marion County. The plan addresses community health problems and provides a strategy for improvement. It follows research published in the Marion County Health Needs Assessment and the Robert Wood Johnson/University of Wisconsin County Health Rankings. The Community Health Improvement Plan, or CHIP was developed during a yearlong effort to address community health problems and provide a strategy for improvement. Although studies consistently rank Marion County in the top 25 percent of Florida counties in the quality of health care available, the county ranks in the bottom 25 percent for other factors, such as chronic illnesses and deaths. Marion County has an excellent health care delivery system, said Jeff Feller, CEO of WellFlorida Council and a member of the CHIP steering committee. If you live in Marion County and get sick, youre likely to have access to good medical care. This plan goes beyond improving medical care and charts a path to improving the health of the community. The CHIP focuses on mobilizing the community to improve the social determinants that often are the drivers in the health of a community. Social determinants are the social factors and conditions income, education, employment, housing and others that lead to healthy people and communities. Goals and strategies in the CHIP will need the entire community businesses, education, law enforcement, county and city governments as well as the health care industry to work together. CHIP goals include creating community partnerships, considering health outcomes in agency plans, and creating a community that knows the effects personal and policy decisions have on health. The next step in the plan is to gather a group of people from across the community, not just those in the health sector, to address the social determinants that affect health in Marion County. The CHIP calls for the group to be formed and functioning by May. This isnt just a Health Department project, Dr. Nathan Grossman, Marion County Health Department director, told the group. No single organization owns this the entire community owns this. Transforming the health of the residents of Marion County will happen as the entire community transforms itself to think of health as more than just health care. Panel says county needs coordinated health effort Quail Meadow ladies The ladies from Quail Meadow recently had lunch at the new Ivy House restaurant on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala. More photos and story are on Page 8. BY JIM CLARK Editor Workforce Connection is an agency that isnt known by everyone in the community, but Laura Byrnes, communications manager, tried to make it clear to members of the State Road 200 Coalition just what her group accomplishes. Byrnes spoke at the meeting on Monday, Jan. 14. Using a Power Point presentation, she showed the efforts of Workforce to bring job seekers and employers together. In her presentation, she noted, Workforce Connection is a business-led non-profit, non-partisan service for Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. She added that 50 percent of the board of directors had to be made up of people from private, for-profit firms. She added that the agency served 36,000 people and 1,600 employers last year. Funding is through the U.S. Department of Labor. There are no fees charged, either to individuals looking for jobs or businesses looking to fill jobs. He presentation showed a list of services for jobseekers: 50 plus free workshops monthly, skills/interest assessment, employability certifications, education/training assistance, online job posting and referrals, one-on-one consultations, resume and interview assistance, recruiting events and job fairs, job-search tips/resources, and fax, scanning, and copy services. All types of people are helped, she says, including displaced workers, U.S. military veterans, postsecondary students, seniors, youth, professionals and those with background issues. For employers, some of the services include screening, recruiting and hiring; customized training programs, on-the-job training grants, financial incentives, tax credit information, labor market information and re-employment services. There is online job posting, application collection and screening and employer spotlight events. There is also custom business training, which may cover up to 100 percent of out-of-pocket costs, 400 plus licenses and certifications, training that can increase productivity and enhance market competitive, and help retaining skilled staff. There is on-the-job training for businesses with three or more full time employees, which includes 50 to 90 percent wage reimbursement. Workforce Connection is at 2703 N.E. 14th ST., in Ocala. Phone is 352-732-1700, while there is a website at www.clmworkforce.com. The agency is also on Twitter at #workforceCLM. Workforce Connection unites employers, job-seekers PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLaura Byrnes speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition. Theres an old joke in New York that goes, How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Answer: Practice, practice, practice. Members of the College of Central Floridas Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale evidently have been practicing a lot. They will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Feb. 18. With the Grammy awardwinning bluegrass band Monroe Crossing, they will present Carol Barnets The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass. Matthew Bumbach, Asst. Professor of Vocal Studies at CF and conductor of the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale received an invitation in the spring of 2012 to participate in this performance. Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for Distinguished Concerts International of New York congratulated the Ocala groups: The College of Central Florida Concert Choir and the Marion Civic Chorale received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of the audition recordings. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the communitys recognition and support. Local groups find out how to get to Carnegie Hall Please see CARNEGIE Page 2 Local performance on Feb. 8 Local school official named to United Way postUnited Way of Marion County was pleasantly surprised last week when they were notified that one of their local volunteers, Julie Shealy, was selected to sit on the United Ways National Leadership Council (NWLC). The council is a formal advisory body that provides strategic recommendations to United Way Worldwide and support the ongoing work of local United Ways in the area of womens philanthropy, advocacy, volunteerism, mentoring, and leadership. Shealy is a charter member of United Way of Marion Countys local womens leadership council. She is the executive director of school development and evaluation for Marion County Public Schools where she guides and supervises 52 principals. Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow will meet this Friday These photos are all from the Ladies Luncheon at the Ivy House on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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Bumbach noted that It is an honor to be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall and it is exciting to be performing such a fantastic new work! Carol Barnett, composer of The World Beloved, does an exceptional job of joining the meaning of the text and the music. This is no small feat when pairing classical choral singing with the folk instruments found in bluegrass. The result is a beautiful work filled with lush harmonies, exciting crescendos, and tender thoughtful moments. Jerry Van Weelden, President of the Marion Civic Chorale, is especially proud that Lauren Wilson, CF student and recipient of the Chorales annual music student scholarship, has been selected by conductor Nancy Menk as a soloist for the performance. Lauren will sing the fifth movement, entitled Ballad: Second Verse & Refrain. He noted that this recognition makes our selection of Lauren for our annual scholarship even more gratifying. Ms Wilson responded to the honor, saying This is truly a dream come true. Being selected to sing a solo and perform the amazing Bluegrass Mass is an experience I will always treasure. In anticipation of the Carnegie Hall performance, the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale will perform the work on Feb. 8 at CFs Charles R. Dassance Performing Arts Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go toward the trip. For tickets, call 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7 2Wednesday, January 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. 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Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 STUMP GRINDING CALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403W EST M ARION M ESSENGERC LASSIFIEDSG ET R ESULTS! BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANYVEHICLEIn Any Condition, Title, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. We Will Pay up to $25K Any Make, Any Model. 813-335-3794 813-237-1892 Call AJ Electrical, Plumbing Carpentry Sinks, Toilets Leaky Faucets Ceiling Fans Security Lighting Safety Railings Grab Bars, Ramps Drywall Repair Interior Painting Screens & Screen Doors Lanai Carpet/Tile Flooring Furniture, Cabinet Refinishing/Repairs Not Sure? -Call Me HERNANDO Citrus Hills Pool Home 4/3/2+, circular drive, 1 acre lot, below $200k 352-527-7856 Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. AWESOME JOBS! Now hiring 18-25 guys and gals. Travel entire USAw/ unique business group. $500 sign-on bonus. Call 877-853-7654 or 866-298-0163 www .sunshine subscription.com GUN & KNIFE SHOW BROOKSVILLE HSC CLUB Sat. Jan.. 26th 9-5p Sun. Jan. 27th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTYFAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 L ET U S W ORK F OR Y OU CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! 000DSYL INSPIRATIONAL GOSPEL CHOIR IN CONCERT Sunday, February 3, 2013 3:00 P.M. Thursday, February 7, 7 P.M. Collingsworth Family Concert Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 S.W. 105th Street Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 854-9550 BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY Cribs, Swings, Pack-N-Plays, Chairs, Safety Gates and More. Packages from $50/week We deliver and setup! 352-895-0101 CribsToYou@gmail.com 000DRYO 00075X7 Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Clip and Save Grandfather Clock 352-873-7587 GRANDFATHER CLOCK REPAIR Service and repairs 43 years full time experience Specializing in floor clocks. In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G 000DR4M 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 A Legacy of Praise More Than More Than 50 Years o f 50 Years o f Gospel Music Gospel Music Ministry Ministry I N C O N C E R T IN CONCERT J A N 2 7 2 0 1 3 J AN 27, 2013 9 A M & 1 1 A M 9 AM & 11 A M 000DQM9 CARNEGIE continued from Page 1 A s with all communities, there are certain elements that are so much a part of the neighborhood that they will always be an important part of what goes on. This is definitely true with Fairfields HOA and Social Activity Committee. They are continuing ... thank goodness ... but with some new leadership and some returning leadership. That makes for opportunities for new ideas along with the continuity of those who have been there, done that. We sincerely thank those people who are willing to be in the forefront to get things done appropriately. The new Social Activity Committee for 2013 will be made up of Toni Belcher, activity director; Sharon Breeden, assistant director; Carol Starr, secretary; and Stan Cohen, treasurer. Having been associated with these four exceptional people in several capacities, I can personally attest to their integrity, willingness to work, and devotion to our happy lifestyle in Fairfield Village. We all appreciate the fact that they have stepped up to provide the necessary leadership and encouragement to make the social life of our community one that we can regularly brag about. The HOA has a new board for 2013 as well. These fine folks were installed at the regular meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the new meeting time of 6 p.m. At the annual meeting in December, the decision was made to make the change to having the meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to be more in keeping with the wishes of the community. Also, the vote was made to remove the limitation of the number of terms that one board member can be elected, although the term length will still be 2 years. The new HOA officers and board members are Bart Rich, president; Stanley Cohen, vice president; Norma Powers, secretary; Carol Shaw, treasurer; Kerri Breeden, board member; Ray Sluss, board member and Chuck Belcher, board member. All of these people are to be commended also for being willing to work toward keeping things in Fairfield Village running smoothly and maintaining the really outstanding relationship with our manager, Rachel Muse, and the American Land Lease organization. A special thanks comes from the HOA to all for the new speakers and cordless microphones in the clubhouse. There is hope that a completely new sound system can be worked into the 2013 budget. The leaders of both of these organizations urge all Fairfield Villagers to join the organizations. The dues are quite reasonable and help to fund the many special activities and amenities that we all enjoy. Rachel Muse, Fairfield manager, announces that there will soon be a new part-time administrative assistant to help keep things running smoothly. Some necessary changes will be made in the clubhouse to accommodate this new person. Also, Rachel wants all Fairfield Village neighbors to remember that she will have a monthly meeting in the clubhouse which she is called Rachels Rendezvous. These will be held regularly on the last Friday of each month at 10 a.m. There will be refreshments served. Often there will be special invited guests who will be able to address specific issues of concern for our community. The meeting on Friday, Jan. 25 will include a wildlife specialist (yes, real wildlife...not the suggestion...LOL) who can help anyone who is being troubled by those cute little critters lovingly referred to by some of us as gophers or by other nomenclature. This should prove to be very informative and worth the time to attend. With regard to other New Beginnings for 2013, there will be four-week art lessons held in the clubhouse starting in February. The Beginning Acrylic on Canvas Class will be held on Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a. m. and will be well worth the cost of only $10 to reserve a spot and $40 payable at the first class. This is something that has been anticipated for some time and is well worth the reasonable cost. On Thursday mornings from 9:30 until 11:30, there will be a Beginning Water Color Art class as well. As with the Acrylic Class, the fees will be $10 for reservation and $40 due at the first class. The subject matter for the Water Color Class will be scenery. Space is limited to 10 in each class, so reservations need to be made early to secure that coveted spot. Questions can be addressed to Kathi Waldman at 352-414-5854. Peg Stimpen has asked that everyone support the new hostess for the Lunch Bunch she is Linda Urbanowicz. Peg has done a wonderful job for many years and now will enjoy continuing to be a part of the group without the leadership role. Everyone thanks Peg for her continuing contributions to so many of the good things in Fairfield Village. Her smile, sense of humor, and love of life make her a real community favorite. The first lunch will be at the Tailwind restaurant on January 28 at 1:00 p.m. Please contact Linda at 732-691-3621 if you would like to attend. Also, Mah Jongg, Bunco, Dominoes, and other card games will continue to be on the regular weekly schedule along with billiards and water aerobics. Plenty will be happening at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Why dont you make it a point to check out these activities and join in with the lively people who call this lovely place, Fairfield Village, home. New year, new beginnings, great re-starts Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Read the classifieds Friday, Feb. 1 Three-day coin show The Ocala Coin Show has moved to a new location. It will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center in On Top of the World, on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. There will be 56 dealers and more than 100 tables. There will be two grading services on site with free appraisals and taking orders to slab coins. There is free admission and free parking, and hourly door prizes and a gold and silver raffle. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sheriff holds rib sale The Marion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex, 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 2 Rally for Life at Queen of PeaceThe Ocala Rally for Life 2013 will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in front of Queen of Peace Catholic Church by the crosses commemorating the babies who have died from legalized abortion these past 40 years since Roe v. Wade made abortion on demand the law of the land. Please note the change of venue from previous years. The rally will not be held downtown as usual, but rather in front of Queen of Peace as the visibility to the public will be better and the witness of the church more powerful. Limited seating will be provided so please consider bringing your own chair.Candler Hills Extreme Demo Day Candler Hills Golf Club, home to the Ocala Open, invites you to the 7th annual Extreme Demo Day Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try out demo clubs on the range and all brands of putters and wedges in the short game area from vendors including TaylorMade, Adams, Ping, Nike, Titleist, Cobra, Callaway, Nancy Lopez, Adidas and many more. Plus receive a complimentary lunch! The Extreme Demo Day is a free event and open to the public. The club is at 8137 S.W. 90th Terrace Road in Ocala. Call 352-861-9712 or visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com for more information. Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. Events at Ocala WestThe Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir will be in concert at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. For information call 352854-9550. The Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550.

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I am not superstitious (knock on wood) but some things happen to me that leave me a little bit suspicious. I am not sure if there is a connection between superstitious and suspicious, but if there were, that would explain a lot in my life. I start every year with high hopes of making certain changes in my life. If I had a quarter for every change I wanted to make in my life but didnt, I would have all the change I need. This past week was one of those weeks. I was minding my own business, which for me is a full-time job without benefits, and no matter what I did; I was either a day late or a dollar short. I had to go across town for a business meeting and as my luck would have it, I hit every red light. I am not sure but it seemed that there were 1,937 traffic lights in route to my destination. I had a gift card that I cannot remember when I got it, but I thought I would get a nice gift for myself. I selected my gift, went to the cash out counter and was informed that my gift card had expired yesterday. I think I have just too many yesterdays in my life. I would like a card once that would expire tomorrow. I have plenty of them. The bookstore that I do my business was having a special on a book that I really wanted. I got t o the store, stood in line for well over an hour and, as my luck would have it, the person in front of me got the last one. I believe if there are 100 people playing a $10 million lottery I would be number 101. I come so close so many times, but you know what they say, an inch missed is like a mile missed. When my wife and I started our marital journey, we did not take a vow of poverty. It just has turned out that way. As soon as we have a little cash ahead, my wife begins to wonder what is going to break in the house. And, as luck would have it, she is usually right. All week long, my week went like this. All week long, I could not catch anything and then, as my luck would have it, I caught a cold. I did not set out at the beginning of the week to catch a cold. Whoever threw that cold at me I would like to find out right now. Of course, why I caught it in the first place is to be questioned. I really did not see it coming. Why is it you cannot catch what you want but usually can catch what you do not want? A friend of mine always reminds me along this line that, Thats life. I caught a cold and now I did not know what to do with it. I got up late in the morning, put on my bathrobe and went toward the kitchen wheezing and coughing as I shuffled down the hallway. When I got to the kitchen the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage looked at me with one of those looks and said rather sternly, Dont you dare give that cold to me. I was sick but I was not too sick to know a death threat when it came my way. When it comes right down to it, I am really a generous person. I would give you the shirt off my back if you needed it. However, when I have something like a cold, I cannot give it to anyone. Nobody wants it! Believe me, the cold I have to give I would give freely. You turn around, my wife said very sternly, and march yourself right back into bed. Not only did I catch a cold, but also I am now catching the dickens. I must confess that I am an expert at catching the dickens, I have just never figured out what to do with it when I got it. If I was good at catching luck as I am with catching the dickens I would be the luckiest man in the world. If someone knows a profitable market for dickens please contact me soon. Slowly I turned, step by step, I walked down the hallway, it seemed like of thousand miles, I finally threw myself into bed. Thankfully, the bed caught me. And so, as luck would have it, I have caught the cold, caught the dickens from my wife, and now I plan to catch up on some sleep. I am not sure if you starve a cold and feed a fever or if you feed a cold and starve a fever. So in my confusion, I fed myself. Resting on my bed, I thought of one of my favorite Bible verses. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28 KJV). Life is full of ups and downs. Just when you think you are up you find yourself on the way down. The important thing in life is to have a safety net. For me, Jesus is my safety net and has never let me down. He will always catch me. 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. 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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Dont punish the victims of cancer In a nation where the words race fans assume either the pounding of hooves at the horse races or the roar of the engines at NASCAR tracks, its a stark contrast when people attend bicycle races. Its the sound of silence as bikes quietly zip along the streets where the race is being held. The silence of the sordid side of bicycle racing was broken last week when Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner and Olympic silver medalist, sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Now stripped of all his titles, Armstrong admitted that he was doping by taking banned substances during his racing career. The medications are called performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, and their use is evidently widespread. Its been an issue in professional baseball for years, and only recently the Hall of Fame voters refused to admit anyone into that hallowed institution, despite the presence of the all-time home run leader and a seven-time Cy Young award pitcher.. We all know why. It would therefore seem certain that Armstrong would be ostracized by people all across the nation, especially after he admitted he was lying when he sued people for accusing him of taking the enhancements, even though they were telling the truth. But its not that easy. For all the ill will Armstrong has generated in the past week, it cannot be denied that, being a cancer survivor, he has helped many, many others with the disease through his organization called Livestrong. He recently stepped down as head of that group. Most sports fans are familiar with Jim Valvano, the late North Carolina State basketball coach whose message during his final years of a battle with cancer still resonates in replays of a famous speech he once gave. The Jimmy V Foundation raises funds for cancer research, and is a popular charity throughout the sports world. Livestrong is different. It reaches out to people who already have cancer, trying to improve their lives. It would be a shame if Armstrongs admitted indiscretions cause this organization to lose funding. When someone openly deceives the public, its generally some innocent victims that pay the price. In Armstrongs case, some of the innocent victims were those who were sued by him for speaking the truth, but if Livestrong is hurt, the list will also include all those who could be helped by this group. So condemn Armstrong all you want, but remember that his group can still help a lot of people with cancer. Dont let them be collateral damage in the fallout against a cheating bicycle racer. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Your letter Fraud safe havenTo paraphrase Hamlet: Something is rotten in the county of Marion. It is a safe haven for unlicensed residential contractors and developers with intent to defraud. Favored targets are seniors in communities with developer controlled associations. Most of the associations are properly operated but some exceptions severely impact the senior victims causing financial ruin and foreclosure. Residential contractors need four years of experience, three examinations and state board licensing required by Chapter 489. There are no requirements to become a developer. Purchasing a home with a developer controlled Chapter 617 not-for-profit and Chapter 720 residential community association locks the buyers membership into dictatorship for eternity. For an unlicensed contractor or developer, it is easier and much more profitable to blatantly ignore the laws and replace them with fraud, felony theft, threats, discrimination and racketeering. Statutes are not enforced and homeowners have virtually no voting power or representation. The breach of fiduciary responsibility provides perpetual unjust enrichment to the developer. It has been reported that Florida has a long-standing reputation for being ethically challenged while leading the nation in convictions for public corruption. And the Ocala area recently had the dubious distinction of the secondhighest foreclosure rate among metropolitan areas in the United States. A mortgage company holding local mortgages has a Tampa law firm owning a company hiring lobbyists to influence legislators for the law firms sole foreclosure financial benefit, while being investigated for fraud and racketeering. One troubled community involved an unlicensed contractor, the president of a bank closed by federal regulators, an attorney disbarred for misappropriation of funds and a licensed manager with a real estate broker license revoked for fraud. Nothing has been done to help the victims. A senator recently remarked: Ask the Attorney General to seat a Special Prosecutor and convene a State Wide Grand Jury for corruption and ask for the Governors support. Folks who do things like this ought to go to jail. Thats the law. Undoubtedly there is unencumbered and ongoing pattern of activities constituting racketeering and still nothing has been done. Lack of enforcement and prosecution perpetuates the fraud. The elected state attorney for 24 years posts that he is committed to advocate for the interest of all victims and hold offenders accountable. The state attorney has not fulfilled his commitment. Again, nothing has been done to help the victims. Clearly, there is no consideration for the victims at any level. With a home purchase come the indisputable rights to peaceful enjoyment and equal protection under the law. Our new sheriff is encouraged to expeditiously assemble a task force for serious investigation and prosecution of developer and community association corruption and racketeering in Marion County. Don Kronen Victim and licensed community association manager 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 352-854-3986. 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 month. 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 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. T he sign greets you as you head west on State Road 200 from Pine Avenue, and tells you that traffic signals are in a new pattern. Weve seen this before, and its never worked. But this time, all went well. On Thursday morning, about 7:30, I made the turn and saw the sign. I headed west. I didnt stop until I got all the way out to 60th Avenue, which, as it usually does, threw a red light at me. But still, thats pretty good, getting past the 27th Avenue intersection, past the mall, past the Interstate, past Heath Brook, all the way to 60th. Maybe the city is finally making progress. Of course, it would be nice if the county would follow suit. The day before, Wednesday afternoon, I pulled out of the office on to 200 and headed east. I got the red light at 103rd and waited. It turned green and I headed toward 80th where I got another red light. When that light changed, I headed east and got the next red light, at 90th (by Lowes). Then I headed east at got the next red light, at Marion Landing and Queen of Peace. Now when you get the first red light, thats OK, but when you then get a green light and go exactly on the speed limit, shouldnt you get green lights all the way down the street? Thats what the city is trying to do. Hopefully, others will follow. By the way, the question came up in a discussion with someone recently, asking when you go out on State Road 200, are you going west or south, since the road runs in a northeast to southwest direction as it passes through the corridor. A lot of people arent aware of it, but theres an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials that sets the standard, and its not Changing the traffic on State Road 200 Among Friends Jim Clark simple. Roads going east and west end in an even number. and roads going north and south end in an odd number. Roads considered through highways end in either a 1 or a 0. In the Interstate system, the low numbers start in the south. Interstate 10 goes through north Florida, Interstate 20 goes through Atlanta, etc. Heres where it gets confusing. In Florida and other states, the state highways have the lower number in the north. State Road 10 (also U.S. 90) runs through Lake City. State Road 20 runs through Gainesville, State Road 40 through Ocala, State Road 50 through Orlando, etc. The north-south highways have a similar problem. The Interstate low numbers are in the west: I-5 runs up the coast of California, I-95 is in Florida. But the U.S. Highway system is the opposite. U.S. 1 is on the east coast of Florida, U.S. 101 is on the coast of California. Confused yet? Think of people who drive for a living, such as truck drivers. Back to the original question. State Road 200 technically runs east and west, so thats what we have to live with. Next, well discuss Marion Countys designation of streets, avenues, courts, lanes, terraces, etc. On second thought, thats too much to absorb for one day. Read the classifieds As my luck would have it Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5 4Wednesday, January 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DSOO 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 639 FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275 only $ 639 Best Selection In The Area! 6-V 6 PACK$ 479 8-V 6 PACK$ 529 2010 Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 4,995 000CLCO IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Early Spring Specials Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 19 95 Call for details Expires 2/28/13 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000DJHY CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 000DPNB PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. 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FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured commercial & residential 10% Discount To Seniors & Military Florida Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 WINDOW REPAIRS 000DQEA SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 D N 2 Q 000DN2Q 711185 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youre eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting too early. Do your best to stay with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Doff a bit of that careful, conservative outlook and let your brave Bovine self take a chance on meeting that new challenge. You could be surprised at how well you do. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might not want to return to the more serious tasks facing you. But you know its what you must do. Cheer up. Something more pleasant soon will occupy your time. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) As you dutifully tidy up your end-of-themonth tasks, your fun self emerges to urge you to do something special: A trip (or a cruise, maybe?) could be just what you need. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your achievements are admirable as you close out the month with a roar. Now you can treat yourself to some well-earned time off for fun with family or friends. (Or both!) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be sure of the facts before you assume someone is holding back on your project. Try to open your mind before you give someone a piece of it. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might feel comfortable in your familiar surroundings, but it might be time to venture into something new. Theres a challenge out there thats just right for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your love of things that are new gets a big boost as you encounter a situation that opens up new and exciting vistas. How far you go with it depends on you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) That recent workplace shift might not seem to be paying off as you expected. But be patient. There are changes coming that could make a big difference. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) While few can match the Goats fiscal wizardry, you still need to be wary in your dealings. There might be a problem you should know about sooner rather than later. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Easy does it when it comes to love and all the other good things in life. Dont try to force them to develop.. Best to let it happen naturally. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A surprise decision by someone you trust causes some stormy moments. But a frank discussion explains everything, and helps save a cherished relationship. BORN THIS WEEK: Sometimes you forget to take care of yourself, because youre so busy caring for others. But you wouldnt have it any other way. Saturday, Jan. 26 T w o -d ay ca m ellia s ho w The annual camellia show at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, will be Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. Monday, Jan. 28 Retire d nur s e s to m eet The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country club on Monday, Jan. 28. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. Attangi from the Citrus Memorial Heart and Vascular Center who will speak on Vascular Disease. Our charity will be Guardian Ad Litem. Retired nurses wishing to attend should call Mary Jane at 352-7266882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by Wednesday Jan. 23.Tuesday, Jan. 29 Brea s t cancer s upport group The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Rm 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m The meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29 will be off-site at Stone Creek Grille, 9676 SW 62nd Loop, with lunch at noon and a trip to All About You Boutique at Six Gun Plaza. We will car pool to lunch, meeting at the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5 4Wednesday, January 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000DSOO 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm Stop and visit us before you buy! We Guarantee Lowest Prices in Ocala! Service Loaner Available. Please Just Ask 10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteries WE SELL TROJAN BATTERIES 6-V T605 only $ 539 8-V T875 only $ 639 FREE pickup within 5 miles 12-V T1275 only $ 639 Best Selection In The Area! 6-V 6 PACK$ 479 8-V 6 PACK$ 529 2010 Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 4,995 000CLCO IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Early Spring Specials Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2012 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 19 95 Call for details Expires 2/28/13 352-237-2796 Family Owned & Operated Since 1972 Licensed & Insured #3803 Dependable A Division of R.C. Cohn Construction 000DJHY CONCRETE WORK REPAIRING OLD INSTALLING NEW We Make Your Concrete Look Good Specializing in Repairing Concrete Driveways Pool Decks Patios Entrance Ways Advantages: Mildew & Oil Resistant Non Skid Protection Easy to Keep Clean Commercial Grade Quality RENEWED SURFACES 000DPNB PLUMBING EPA Lead Certification #NAT-113266-1 OSHA 10 #1216933 Fla. Lic. #CFC1427666 804-9165 Associated Plumbing and Pipe From Bathroom Remodeling to Fixing Leaky Faucets, and installing Bliss Walk-in Tubs Residential and Commercial 000DR7U GARAGE SCREEN DOORS 465-4629 Call us today for a free estimate! $ 7 9 5 $ 7 9 5 $ 795 CRC058138 Starting at OPTIONAL SCREEN CHOICES. RAY R A Y RAY C C C C C C ONSTRUCTION O N S T R U C T I O N ONSTRUCTION C r a y c o n s t c o m C r a y c o n s t c o m Crayconst.com Trade in your old vinyl windows for acrylic or glass 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 1 6 x 7 S L I D I N G 16 x 7 SLIDING G A R A G E G A R A G E GARAGE S C R E E N S C R E E N SCREEN D O O R D O O R DOOR 000DN3D CERAMIC TILE Lawson Tile Floors Walls Tub & Shower Remodel Back Splash Reasonable Rates 34 years Experience (352) 229-5548 Licensed & Insured 000CLG8 000DOVV LANDSCAPING JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE Specializing in all phases of tree work, landscape rip outs, design and installs, all around lawn maintenance. FREE ESTIMATES Jeff Jamison 352-321-0404 licensed & insured commercial & residential 10% Discount To Seniors & Military Florida Window Medics, Inc. Screen Rooms Acrylic & Glass Rooms Rescreens Broken Glass Replacement Windows Gutters Foggy Windows Cement Sliding Glass Door Repair Call & speak directly to the owner David Heath Comp. #5524 352 484-5697 WINDOW REPAIRS 000DQEA SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 0 0 0 D N 2 Q 000DN2Q 711185 DIALAPRO F o r Y o u r P r o f e s s i o n a l N e e d s For Your Professional Needs W E S T M A R I O N M e s s e n g e r WEST MARION Messenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Youre eager to take on that new opportunity opening up as January gives way to February. Now all you need to do is resist quitting too early. Do your best to stay with it. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Doff a bit of that careful, conservative outlook and let your brave Bovine self take a chance on meeting that new challenge. You could be surprised at how well you do. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might not want to return to the more serious tasks facing you. But you know its what you must do. Cheer up. Something more pleasant soon will occupy your time. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) As you dutifully tidy up your end-of-themonth tasks, your fun self emerges to urge you to do something special: A trip (or a cruise, maybe?) could be just what you need. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Your achievements are admirable as you close out the month with a roar. Now you can treat yourself to some well-earned time off for fun with family or friends. (Or both!) VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Be sure of the facts before you assume someone is holding back on your project. Try to open your mind before you give someone a piece of it. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) You might feel comfortable in your familiar surroundings, but it might be time to venture into something new. Theres a challenge out there thats just right for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your love of things that are new gets a big boost as you encounter a situation that opens up new and exciting vistas. How far you go with it depends on you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) That recent workplace shift might not seem to be paying off as you expected. But be patient. There are changes coming that could make a big difference. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) While few can match the Goats fiscal wizardry, you still need to be wary in your dealings. There might be a problem you should know about sooner rather than later. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Easy does it when it comes to love and all the other good things in life. Dont try to force them to develop.. Best to let it happen naturally. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A surprise decision by someone you trust causes some stormy moments. But a frank discussion explains everything, and helps save a cherished relationship. BORN THIS WEEK: Sometimes you forget to take care of yourself, because youre so busy caring for others. But you wouldnt have it any other way. Saturday, Jan. 26 T w o -d ay ca m ellia s ho w The annual camellia show at the Pioneer Garden Club, 4331 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, will be Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27. Admission to the camellia show is free, and there is plenty of free parking. Monday, Jan. 28 Retire d nur s e s to m eet The Citrus Marion Chapter of the Florida Registered Nurses Retired (RNR) will meet at the Inverness Golf and Country club on Monday, Jan. 28. Sign-in for the meeting starts at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Dr. Attangi from the Citrus Memorial Heart and Vascular Center who will speak on Vascular Disease. Our charity will be Guardian Ad Litem. Retired nurses wishing to attend should call Mary Jane at 352-7266882 or Gladys at 352-854-2677 by Wednesday Jan. 23.Tuesday, Jan. 29 Brea s t cancer s upport group The Breast Cancer SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Rm 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m The meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29 will be off-site at Stone Creek Grille, 9676 SW 62nd Loop, with lunch at noon and a trip to All About You Boutique at Six Gun Plaza. We will car pool to lunch, meeting at the church parking lot at 11:30 a.m.

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I am not superstitious (knock on wood) but some things happen to me that leave me a little bit suspicious. I am not sure if there is a connection between superstitious and suspicious, but if there were, that would explain a lot in my life. I start every year with high hopes of making certain changes in my life. If I had a quarter for every change I wanted to make in my life but didnt, I would have all the change I need. This past week was one of those weeks. I was minding my own business, which for me is a full-time job without benefits, and no matter what I did; I was either a day late or a dollar short. I had to go across town for a business meeting and as my luck would have it, I hit every red light. I am not sure but it seemed that there were 1,937 traffic lights in route to my destination. I had a gift card that I cannot remember when I got it, but I thought I would get a nice gift for myself. I selected my gift, went to the cash out counter and was informed that my gift card had expired yesterday. I think I have just too many yesterdays in my life. I would like a card once that would expire tomorrow. I have plenty of them. The bookstore that I do my business was having a special on a book that I really wanted. I got t o the store, stood in line for well over an hour and, as my luck would have it, the person in front of me got the last one. I believe if there are 100 people playing a $10 million lottery I would be number 101. I come so close so many times, but you know what they say, an inch missed is like a mile missed. When my wife and I started our marital journey, we did not take a vow of poverty. It just has turned out that way. As soon as we have a little cash ahead, my wife begins to wonder what is going to break in the house. And, as luck would have it, she is usually right. All week long, my week went like this. All week long, I could not catch anything and then, as my luck would have it, I caught a cold. I did not set out at the beginning of the week to catch a cold. Whoever threw that cold at me I would like to find out right now. Of course, why I caught it in the first place is to be questioned. I really did not see it coming. Why is it you cannot catch what you want but usually can catch what you do not want? A friend of mine always reminds me along this line that, Thats life. I caught a cold and now I did not know what to do with it. I got up late in the morning, put on my bathrobe and went toward the kitchen wheezing and coughing as I shuffled down the hallway. When I got to the kitchen the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage looked at me with one of those looks and said rather sternly, Dont you dare give that cold to me. I was sick but I was not too sick to know a death threat when it came my way. When it comes right down to it, I am really a generous person. I would give you the shirt off my back if you needed it. However, when I have something like a cold, I cannot give it to anyone. Nobody wants it! Believe me, the cold I have to give I would give freely. You turn around, my wife said very sternly, and march yourself right back into bed. Not only did I catch a cold, but also I am now catching the dickens. I must confess that I am an expert at catching the dickens, I have just never figured out what to do with it when I got it. If I was good at catching luck as I am with catching the dickens I would be the luckiest man in the world. If someone knows a profitable market for dickens please contact me soon. Slowly I turned, step by step, I walked down the hallway, it seemed like of thousand miles, I finally threw myself into bed. Thankfully, the bed caught me. And so, as luck would have it, I have caught the cold, caught the dickens from my wife, and now I plan to catch up on some sleep. I am not sure if you starve a cold and feed a fever or if you feed a cold and starve a fever. So in my confusion, I fed myself. Resting on my bed, I thought of one of my favorite Bible verses. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28 KJV). Life is full of ups and downs. Just when you think you are up you find yourself on the way down. The important thing in life is to have a safety net. For me, Jesus is my safety net and has never let me down. He will always catch me. 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. 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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Dont punish the victims of cancer In a nation where the words race fans assume either the pounding of hooves at the horse races or the roar of the engines at NASCAR tracks, its a stark contrast when people attend bicycle races. Its the sound of silence as bikes quietly zip along the streets where the race is being held. The silence of the sordid side of bicycle racing was broken last week when Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner and Olympic silver medalist, sat down for an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Now stripped of all his titles, Armstrong admitted that he was doping by taking banned substances during his racing career. The medications are called performance enhancing drugs, or PEDs, and their use is evidently widespread. Its been an issue in professional baseball for years, and only recently the Hall of Fame voters refused to admit anyone into that hallowed institution, despite the presence of the all-time home run leader and a seven-time Cy Young award pitcher.. We all know why. It would therefore seem certain that Armstrong would be ostracized by people all across the nation, especially after he admitted he was lying when he sued people for accusing him of taking the enhancements, even though they were telling the truth. But its not that easy. For all the ill will Armstrong has generated in the past week, it cannot be denied that, being a cancer survivor, he has helped many, many others with the disease through his organization called Livestrong. He recently stepped down as head of that group. Most sports fans are familiar with Jim Valvano, the late North Carolina State basketball coach whose message during his final years of a battle with cancer still resonates in replays of a famous speech he once gave. The Jimmy V Foundation raises funds for cancer research, and is a popular charity throughout the sports world. Livestrong is different. It reaches out to people who already have cancer, trying to improve their lives. It would be a shame if Armstrongs admitted indiscretions cause this organization to lose funding. When someone openly deceives the public, its generally some innocent victims that pay the price. In Armstrongs case, some of the innocent victims were those who were sued by him for speaking the truth, but if Livestrong is hurt, the list will also include all those who could be helped by this group. So condemn Armstrong all you want, but remember that his group can still help a lot of people with cancer. Dont let them be collateral damage in the fallout against a cheating bicycle racer. O ur M essage PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGAN REGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOST EDITOR: JIM CLARK Messenger WEST MARION Your letter Fraud safe havenTo paraphrase Hamlet: Something is rotten in the county of Marion. It is a safe haven for unlicensed residential contractors and developers with intent to defraud. Favored targets are seniors in communities with developer controlled associations. Most of the associations are properly operated but some exceptions severely impact the senior victims causing financial ruin and foreclosure. Residential contractors need four years of experience, three examinations and state board licensing required by Chapter 489. There are no requirements to become a developer. Purchasing a home with a developer controlled Chapter 617 not-for-profit and Chapter 720 residential community association locks the buyers membership into dictatorship for eternity. For an unlicensed contractor or developer, it is easier and much more profitable to blatantly ignore the laws and replace them with fraud, felony theft, threats, discrimination and racketeering. Statutes are not enforced and homeowners have virtually no voting power or representation. The breach of fiduciary responsibility provides perpetual unjust enrichment to the developer. It has been reported that Florida has a long-standing reputation for being ethically challenged while leading the nation in convictions for public corruption. And the Ocala area recently had the dubious distinction of the secondhighest foreclosure rate among metropolitan areas in the United States. A mortgage company holding local mortgages has a Tampa law firm owning a company hiring lobbyists to influence legislators for the law firms sole foreclosure financial benefit, while being investigated for fraud and racketeering. One troubled community involved an unlicensed contractor, the president of a bank closed by federal regulators, an attorney disbarred for misappropriation of funds and a licensed manager with a real estate broker license revoked for fraud. Nothing has been done to help the victims. A senator recently remarked: Ask the Attorney General to seat a Special Prosecutor and convene a State Wide Grand Jury for corruption and ask for the Governors support. Folks who do things like this ought to go to jail. Thats the law. Undoubtedly there is unencumbered and ongoing pattern of activities constituting racketeering and still nothing has been done. Lack of enforcement and prosecution perpetuates the fraud. The elected state attorney for 24 years posts that he is committed to advocate for the interest of all victims and hold offenders accountable. The state attorney has not fulfilled his commitment. Again, nothing has been done to help the victims. Clearly, there is no consideration for the victims at any level. With a home purchase come the indisputable rights to peaceful enjoyment and equal protection under the law. Our new sheriff is encouraged to expeditiously assemble a task force for serious investigation and prosecution of developer and community association corruption and racketeering in Marion County. Don Kronen Victim and licensed community association manager 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 352-854-3986. 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 month. 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 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. T he sign greets you as you head west on State Road 200 from Pine Avenue, and tells you that traffic signals are in a new pattern. Weve seen this before, and its never worked. But this time, all went well. On Thursday morning, about 7:30, I made the turn and saw the sign. I headed west. I didnt stop until I got all the way out to 60th Avenue, which, as it usually does, threw a red light at me. But still, thats pretty good, getting past the 27th Avenue intersection, past the mall, past the Interstate, past Heath Brook, all the way to 60th. Maybe the city is finally making progress. Of course, it would be nice if the county would follow suit. The day before, Wednesday afternoon, I pulled out of the office on to 200 and headed east. I got the red light at 103rd and waited. It turned green and I headed toward 80th where I got another red light. When that light changed, I headed east and got the next red light, at 90th (by Lowes). Then I headed east at got the next red light, at Marion Landing and Queen of Peace. Now when you get the first red light, thats OK, but when you then get a green light and go exactly on the speed limit, shouldnt you get green lights all the way down the street? Thats what the city is trying to do. Hopefully, others will follow. By the way, the question came up in a discussion with someone recently, asking when you go out on State Road 200, are you going west or south, since the road runs in a northeast to southwest direction as it passes through the corridor. A lot of people arent aware of it, but theres an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials that sets the standard, and its not Changing the traffic on State Road 200 Among Friends Jim Clark simple. Roads going east and west end in an even number. and roads going north and south end in an odd number. Roads considered through highways end in either a 1 or a 0. In the Interstate system, the low numbers start in the south. Interstate 10 goes through north Florida, Interstate 20 goes through Atlanta, etc. Heres where it gets confusing. In Florida and other states, the state highways have the lower number in the north. State Road 10 (also U.S. 90) runs through Lake City. State Road 20 runs through Gainesville, State Road 40 through Ocala, State Road 50 through Orlando, etc. The north-south highways have a similar problem. The Interstate low numbers are in the west: I-5 runs up the coast of California, I-95 is in Florida. But the U.S. Highway system is the opposite. U.S. 1 is on the east coast of Florida, U.S. 101 is on the coast of California. Confused yet? Think of people who drive for a living, such as truck drivers. Back to the original question. State Road 200 technically runs east and west, so thats what we have to live with. Next, well discuss Marion Countys designation of streets, avenues, courts, lanes, terraces, etc. On second thought, thats too much to absorb for one day. Read the classifieds As my luck would have it Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder

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Bumbach noted that It is an honor to be invited to perform at Carnegie Hall and it is exciting to be performing such a fantastic new work! Carol Barnett, composer of The World Beloved, does an exceptional job of joining the meaning of the text and the music. This is no small feat when pairing classical choral singing with the folk instruments found in bluegrass. The result is a beautiful work filled with lush harmonies, exciting crescendos, and tender thoughtful moments. Jerry Van Weelden, President of the Marion Civic Chorale, is especially proud that Lauren Wilson, CF student and recipient of the Chorales annual music student scholarship, has been selected by conductor Nancy Menk as a soloist for the performance. Lauren will sing the fifth movement, entitled Ballad: Second Verse & Refrain. He noted that this recognition makes our selection of Lauren for our annual scholarship even more gratifying. Ms Wilson responded to the honor, saying This is truly a dream come true. Being selected to sing a solo and perform the amazing Bluegrass Mass is an experience I will always treasure. In anticipation of the Carnegie Hall performance, the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale will perform the work on Feb. 8 at CFs Charles R. Dassance Performing Arts Center, 3001 S.W. College Road, Ocala. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will go toward the trip. For tickets, call 352-873-5810 or visit tickets.cf.edu. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7 2Wednesday, January 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. 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In Florida Jan., Feb., Mar., April (In Pennsylvania the other months) 0 0 0 D P 6 G 000DR4M 8070 SW 60th Ave. Ocala, FL 34476 352-291-2080 A Legacy of Praise More Than More Than 50 Years o f 50 Years o f Gospel Music Gospel Music Ministry Ministry I N C O N C E R T IN CONCERT J A N 2 7 2 0 1 3 J AN 27, 2013 9 A M & 1 1 A M 9 AM & 11 A M 000DQM9 CARNEGIE continued from Page 1 A s with all communities, there are certain elements that are so much a part of the neighborhood that they will always be an important part of what goes on. This is definitely true with Fairfields HOA and Social Activity Committee. They are continuing ... thank goodness ... but with some new leadership and some returning leadership. That makes for opportunities for new ideas along with the continuity of those who have been there, done that. We sincerely thank those people who are willing to be in the forefront to get things done appropriately. The new Social Activity Committee for 2013 will be made up of Toni Belcher, activity director; Sharon Breeden, assistant director; Carol Starr, secretary; and Stan Cohen, treasurer. Having been associated with these four exceptional people in several capacities, I can personally attest to their integrity, willingness to work, and devotion to our happy lifestyle in Fairfield Village. We all appreciate the fact that they have stepped up to provide the necessary leadership and encouragement to make the social life of our community one that we can regularly brag about. The HOA has a new board for 2013 as well. These fine folks were installed at the regular meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at the new meeting time of 6 p.m. At the annual meeting in December, the decision was made to make the change to having the meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. to be more in keeping with the wishes of the community. Also, the vote was made to remove the limitation of the number of terms that one board member can be elected, although the term length will still be 2 years. The new HOA officers and board members are Bart Rich, president; Stanley Cohen, vice president; Norma Powers, secretary; Carol Shaw, treasurer; Kerri Breeden, board member; Ray Sluss, board member and Chuck Belcher, board member. All of these people are to be commended also for being willing to work toward keeping things in Fairfield Village running smoothly and maintaining the really outstanding relationship with our manager, Rachel Muse, and the American Land Lease organization. A special thanks comes from the HOA to all for the new speakers and cordless microphones in the clubhouse. There is hope that a completely new sound system can be worked into the 2013 budget. The leaders of both of these organizations urge all Fairfield Villagers to join the organizations. The dues are quite reasonable and help to fund the many special activities and amenities that we all enjoy. Rachel Muse, Fairfield manager, announces that there will soon be a new part-time administrative assistant to help keep things running smoothly. Some necessary changes will be made in the clubhouse to accommodate this new person. Also, Rachel wants all Fairfield Village neighbors to remember that she will have a monthly meeting in the clubhouse which she is called Rachels Rendezvous. These will be held regularly on the last Friday of each month at 10 a.m. There will be refreshments served. Often there will be special invited guests who will be able to address specific issues of concern for our community. The meeting on Friday, Jan. 25 will include a wildlife specialist (yes, real wildlife...not the suggestion...LOL) who can help anyone who is being troubled by those cute little critters lovingly referred to by some of us as gophers or by other nomenclature. This should prove to be very informative and worth the time to attend. With regard to other New Beginnings for 2013, there will be four-week art lessons held in the clubhouse starting in February. The Beginning Acrylic on Canvas Class will be held on Mondays from 9:30 to 11:30 a. m. and will be well worth the cost of only $10 to reserve a spot and $40 payable at the first class. This is something that has been anticipated for some time and is well worth the reasonable cost. On Thursday mornings from 9:30 until 11:30, there will be a Beginning Water Color Art class as well. As with the Acrylic Class, the fees will be $10 for reservation and $40 due at the first class. The subject matter for the Water Color Class will be scenery. Space is limited to 10 in each class, so reservations need to be made early to secure that coveted spot. Questions can be addressed to Kathi Waldman at 352-414-5854. Peg Stimpen has asked that everyone support the new hostess for the Lunch Bunch she is Linda Urbanowicz. Peg has done a wonderful job for many years and now will enjoy continuing to be a part of the group without the leadership role. Everyone thanks Peg for her continuing contributions to so many of the good things in Fairfield Village. Her smile, sense of humor, and love of life make her a real community favorite. The first lunch will be at the Tailwind restaurant on January 28 at 1:00 p.m. Please contact Linda at 732-691-3621 if you would like to attend. Also, Mah Jongg, Bunco, Dominoes, and other card games will continue to be on the regular weekly schedule along with billiards and water aerobics. Plenty will be happening at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Why dont you make it a point to check out these activities and join in with the lively people who call this lovely place, Fairfield Village, home. New year, new beginnings, great re-starts Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Read the classifieds Friday, Feb. 1 Three-day coin show The Ocala Coin Show has moved to a new location. It will be held at the Circle Square Cultural Center in On Top of the World, on Feb. 1, 2 and 3. There will be 56 dealers and more than 100 tables. There will be two grading services on site with free appraisals and taking orders to slab coins. There is free admission and free parking, and hourly door prizes and a gold and silver raffle. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sheriff holds rib sale The Marion County Sheriffs Office is holding its annual United Way Super Bowl Rib Sale on Friday, Feb. 1, from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are available for $15 per slab and can be picked up at the Sheriffs complex, 692 N.W. 30th Ave. in Ocala. Delivery is also available. For tickets and more information call Jennifer Lowe at 352-368-3598. Saturday, Feb. 2 Rally for Life at Queen of PeaceThe Ocala Rally for Life 2013 will take place on Saturday, Feb. 2 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in front of Queen of Peace Catholic Church by the crosses commemorating the babies who have died from legalized abortion these past 40 years since Roe v. Wade made abortion on demand the law of the land. Please note the change of venue from previous years. The rally will not be held downtown as usual, but rather in front of Queen of Peace as the visibility to the public will be better and the witness of the church more powerful. Limited seating will be provided so please consider bringing your own chair.Candler Hills Extreme Demo Day Candler Hills Golf Club, home to the Ocala Open, invites you to the 7th annual Extreme Demo Day Saturday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Try out demo clubs on the range and all brands of putters and wedges in the short game area from vendors including TaylorMade, Adams, Ping, Nike, Titleist, Cobra, Callaway, Nancy Lopez, Adidas and many more. Plus receive a complimentary lunch! The Extreme Demo Day is a free event and open to the public. The club is at 8137 S.W. 90th Terrace Road in Ocala. Call 352-861-9712 or visit www.CandlerHillsGolfClub.com for more information. Sunday, Feb. 3 Musicale at First CongregationalA Sunday Afternoon Musicale will take place on Feb. 3 at 3 p.m., at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 S.W. State Road 200. Church members and friends of the church will sing, dance (well, move) and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, however, an offering will be taken to help support our music program. This years theme is Love Is In The Air. The choir will sing a medley of Cole Porter love songs in honor of Valentines Day, and there will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. Events at Ocala WestThe Bethune-Cookman University Inspirational Gospel Choir will be in concert at Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. For information call 352854-9550. The Collingsworth Family Singers will be in concert on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Enjoy an evening of family worship, piano, and praise. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. For more information, call 352-854-9550.

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T he Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow will meet this Friday, the 25th, at the clubhouse. Come meet with us at 12:30 to discuss plans for the year, and also enjoy some desserts. Bring your ideas for trips/projects with you. Remember January is when the dues are paid for the year. The Red Hatters group is open to all women of Quail Meadow. Come join us if you are interested in participating in our activities. The January Ladies Luncheon was fantastic! The Ivy House is the beautiful pink Victorian house on Silver Springs Boulevard. Many of us had eaten at the Ivy House in Williston and were familiar with their famous food. There were 25 of us who enjoyed lunch together. It took a long time to get our orders taken, so we had plenty of time to get acquainted with the new residents who joined us this month. When the food came, it was worth the wait! The service was not the fault of our waitress she was the only one serving our group, as well as another group of approximately 25 in the same area. Next month the luncheon will be at Mimis. Mark your calendars now and plan to join with us on Feb. 8. It is so good to see some new residents attending the activities of the community. Remember bingo is twice a month, the water color group meets twice a month, ceramics class is held every week, also Mah Jongg is played every week. If that isnt enough for you, come join Jo Stones plastic stitchery class twice a month and/or the Bunko group is always open to all residents. Check The QM Reporter for more information on these groups. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Opinion................6 Quail Meadow......8 VOLUME 6, NUMBER 43 WEDNESDAY, January 23, 2013 Puzzles Page 4 Classifieds Page 7 8Wednesday, January 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000D64L St. Martins 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) 000DOX6 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS 000D795 Charlie Green Pastor 351-1106 1700 NW 60th Ave. Ocala www.newlifeocala.com Sunday 10:30am Wednesday 7:00pm Located a mile west of SR 200 at 10260 SW 110th Street (turn west across from the entrance to Oak Run) Expository Bible Teaching Traditional Services Sunday Worship at 10:00 AM Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 PM 000dr33 Community Church TIMBER RIDGE Wil Clawson Pastor Teacher Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Rev. Matthew Walter Asst. Rector Services: Rite I 7:30 am Rite II 8:50 & 11:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Church 000DBZY 000D9ZT Where JESUS is LORD, and YOU are Loved. Services: Sunday School : 9:30am Morning Worship: 10:30am Thursday: 6:00pm Meeting at: 145 S.W. 78th Court Ocala, Florida 352-690-7596 B I B L I C A L F O U N D A T I O N C H U R C H is discovered through worshiping together 711187 John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000DMNB 000DPLT 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STARTING AT $1,995 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? Automotive Marine Lawn Mower Golf Cart Cordless Phone Riding Toys Computer Back Up Tractor Motorcycle ATV Camcorder Cellular Phone Wheel Chairs Game Feeder Emergency Lights Security Systems Battery Packs Laptop Computers Alkaline Complete Stock Of Batteries For: CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES A coordinated community effort is needed for a healthier Marion County, even more than additional medical facilities. That is the conclusion of a team of more than 50 diverse community partners who developed the Marion County Community Health Improvement Plan. Steering committee members presented the plan to a group of county leaders and community stakeholders during a Jan. 14 meeting at the United Way of Marion County. The plan addresses community health problems and provides a strategy for improvement. It follows research published in the Marion County Health Needs Assessment and the Robert Wood Johnson/University of Wisconsin County Health Rankings. The Community Health Improvement Plan, or CHIP was developed during a yearlong effort to address community health problems and provide a strategy for improvement. Although studies consistently rank Marion County in the top 25 percent of Florida counties in the quality of health care available, the county ranks in the bottom 25 percent for other factors, such as chronic illnesses and deaths. Marion County has an excellent health care delivery system, said Jeff Feller, CEO of WellFlorida Council and a member of the CHIP steering committee. If you live in Marion County and get sick, youre likely to have access to good medical care. This plan goes beyond improving medical care and charts a path to improving the health of the community. The CHIP focuses on mobilizing the community to improve the social determinants that often are the drivers in the health of a community. Social determinants are the social factors and conditions income, education, employment, housing and others that lead to healthy people and communities. Goals and strategies in the CHIP will need the entire community businesses, education, law enforcement, county and city governments as well as the health care industry to work together. CHIP goals include creating community partnerships, considering health outcomes in agency plans, and creating a community that knows the effects personal and policy decisions have on health. The next step in the plan is to gather a group of people from across the community, not just those in the health sector, to address the social determinants that affect health in Marion County. The CHIP calls for the group to be formed and functioning by May. This isnt just a Health Department project, Dr. Nathan Grossman, Marion County Health Department director, told the group. No single organization owns this the entire community owns this. Transforming the health of the residents of Marion County will happen as the entire community transforms itself to think of health as more than just health care. Panel says county needs coordinated health effort Quail Meadow ladies The ladies from Quail Meadow recently had lunch at the new Ivy House restaurant on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala. More photos and story are on Page 8. BY JIM CLARK Editor Workforce Connection is an agency that isnt known by everyone in the community, but Laura Byrnes, communications manager, tried to make it clear to members of the State Road 200 Coalition just what her group accomplishes. Byrnes spoke at the meeting on Monday, Jan. 14. Using a Power Point presentation, she showed the efforts of Workforce to bring job seekers and employers together. In her presentation, she noted, Workforce Connection is a business-led non-profit, non-partisan service for Citrus, Levy and Marion counties. She added that 50 percent of the board of directors had to be made up of people from private, for-profit firms. She added that the agency served 36,000 people and 1,600 employers last year. Funding is through the U.S. Department of Labor. There are no fees charged, either to individuals looking for jobs or businesses looking to fill jobs. He presentation showed a list of services for jobseekers: 50 plus free workshops monthly, skills/interest assessment, employability certifications, education/training assistance, online job posting and referrals, one-on-one consultations, resume and interview assistance, recruiting events and job fairs, job-search tips/resources, and fax, scanning, and copy services. All types of people are helped, she says, including displaced workers, U.S. military veterans, postsecondary students, seniors, youth, professionals and those with background issues. For employers, some of the services include screening, recruiting and hiring; customized training programs, on-the-job training grants, financial incentives, tax credit information, labor market information and re-employment services. There is online job posting, application collection and screening and employer spotlight events. There is also custom business training, which may cover up to 100 percent of out-of-pocket costs, 400 plus licenses and certifications, training that can increase productivity and enhance market competitive, and help retaining skilled staff. There is on-the-job training for businesses with three or more full time employees, which includes 50 to 90 percent wage reimbursement. Workforce Connection is at 2703 N.E. 14th ST., in Ocala. Phone is 352-732-1700, while there is a website at www.clmworkforce.com. The agency is also on Twitter at #workforceCLM. Workforce Connection unites employers, job-seekers PHOTO BY JIM CLARKLaura Byrnes speaks to the State Road 200 Coalition. Theres an old joke in New York that goes, How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Answer: Practice, practice, practice. Members of the College of Central Floridas Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale evidently have been practicing a lot. They will travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall on Monday, Feb. 18. With the Grammy awardwinning bluegrass band Monroe Crossing, they will present Carol Barnets The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass. Matthew Bumbach, Asst. Professor of Vocal Studies at CF and conductor of the Patriot Singers and the Marion Civic Chorale received an invitation in the spring of 2012 to participate in this performance. Dr. Jonathan Griffith, Artistic Director and Principal Conductor for Distinguished Concerts International of New York congratulated the Ocala groups: The College of Central Florida Concert Choir and the Marion Civic Chorale received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers as well as the exceptional quality of the audition recordings. It is quite an honor just to be invited to perform in New York. These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community. This is an event of extreme pride for everybody and deserving of the communitys recognition and support. Local groups find out how to get to Carnegie Hall Please see CARNEGIE Page 2 Local performance on Feb. 8 Local school official named to United Way postUnited Way of Marion County was pleasantly surprised last week when they were notified that one of their local volunteers, Julie Shealy, was selected to sit on the United Ways National Leadership Council (NWLC). The council is a formal advisory body that provides strategic recommendations to United Way Worldwide and support the ongoing work of local United Ways in the area of womens philanthropy, advocacy, volunteerism, mentoring, and leadership. Shealy is a charter member of United Way of Marion Countys local womens leadership council. She is the executive director of school development and evaluation for Marion County Public Schools where she guides and supervises 52 principals. Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow will meet this Friday These photos are all from the Ladies Luncheon at the Ivy House on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com