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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........5 Stone Creek........7 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 19 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, August 7, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only.BATTERIESFREEHEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRSPREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES99Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only.0%FINANCINGONE WEEK ONLY!12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales.ANOTHER LOCATION INSIDE CRYSTAL RIVER MALL (NEXT TO K-MART) Dickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall(352) 237-1665 Rickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200)(352) 291-1467 Inside E 1 Travel With Confidence . Miracle Ear Will Be There.Over 1,200 locations nationwide! ATTENTION U.S. RESIDENTSCHECK QUALIFICATION CALL352-291-1467 WALK-INS WELCOME! New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) Call for a FREE demo today! FREE HEARING AIDS Fits Hearing Loss of 30 DB Commissioners plan meeting at Station 20Residents in northwestern Marion County will soon have an opportunity to speak with county leaders closer to home. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a town hall meeting on Friday, Aug. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Marion County Fire Rescue Station 20 (3600 N.W. 70th Ave. Road, Ocala). The County Commission is holding a series of town hall meetings to meet and speak with residents in their districts and provide an update on county activities; this is the fifth town hall meeting scheduled in a 10-meeting series. For more information on the town hall meetings, please contact the Commission Office at 352-438-2323. BY PAT FAHERTY Citrus County ChronicleAfter five years and an estimated $1 billion, Duke Energy is canceling the proposed Levy County nuclear plant. The two-reactor plant was expected to cost between $18 billion and $24 billion with estimated in-service dates of 2024 and 2025. During the first six months of 2013, Duke spent approximately $59 million on the project and hoped to recover approximately $106 million from customers in 2014 to cover preconstruction costs. Dukes request for advanced nuclear funding for the Levy was to be considered by Public Service Commission next week. The PSC was also considering Dukes request for $69 million to cover costs associated with the increase in output previously planned for the retired Crystal River nuclear plant. But Dukes announcement on terminating the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Levy nuclear project is only part of a detailed revised settlement agreement filed Thursday with the PSC. Developed with the Office of Public Counsel and other consumer advocates, the revisions to the 2012 settlement agreement contains provisions related to the CR3, the proposed Levy nuclear project, CR1 and CR2 coal units and future electricity needs in Florida. Company pulls plug on nuke plant PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKWound Care CenterMunroe Regional Medical Center opened a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center in Cala Hills Professional Park, just off Southwest 19th Avenue Road, last week. The facility is a referral center only, not for walk-in patients. Above, Steve Purvis, CEO of Munroe, cuts the ribbon, while below the Hyperbaric Chamber is explained to visitors by Dwayne Clark, RN. BY JIM CLARK EditorAttendees at the League of Women Voters forum last week got to here some stories about the inner workings of county government, courtesy of Dr. Lee Niblock, county administrator. Speaking before a small crowd at Master the Possibilities in On Top of the World, Niblock echoed some of the statistics that were presented the previous month by the property appraiser. Some sectors are still in great recession, he told the audience, mixing in some down-home humor with the facts about the county. Commissioners recently voted to advertise a tax increase, but also promised that they would drop that number back come September. Under the law, once an amount is advertised, it can be lowered, but cannot be raised. Youre going to hit the ceiling and go through the roof, he told the crowd, predicting how they would react when they get their TRIM (truth in millage) notice later this month, but emphasized again that commissioners said the increases wouldnt stand. He said that the county operates at a high level. When were at the Florida Association of Counties, were approached by other counties asking How do you do it? He said that some folks have not learned to live within their means. Niblock noted that the county has consolidated a lot of functions. He said that some people want the county to be run like a business, but said that the county isnt there to make a profit, but is there to spend your money wisely. The county needs the taxes to operate, he added, because you cant give everything away somebody has to pay for it. He said the county and other agencies are very much unified in our economic development. He gave a couple of quotes that were worth remembering for the audience: A great idea at a wrong time is not a great idea. Holding the line for another year is not a bad thing. He was assisted by Jeannie Rickman, who runs the Citizens Academy, a class where people can learn the workings of county government. Registration opens in early January for the Academy, which runs from March to May. Also handed out was information on Growth Services, Economic Development, Fiscal Facts, a booklet which serves as a guide to the government, and the countys publication, County Connection. While street corner and underpass solicitors are no longer as evident, they always unfairly constituted the public face for many of the thousands of homeless and near homeless living among us right here in Marion County. The fields and the forest shelter numberless destitute sleeping in tents, vehicles or with the fire ants when extra couches, cheap motels and limited community resources are no longer available and hope is extinguished by the feeling of helplessness. The Friday Forum will examine both the public and hidden faces of the homeless and the sources of aid available when the speaker/ luncheon group next meets at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at Buffet City, State Road 200 at MLK Jr. Blvd. in Ocala. The all inclusive $10 charge is payable directly to the restaurant. Currently scheduled speakers include Karla Grimsley, executive director of Interfaith Emergency Services, and Suzanne McGuire homeless children liaison for Marion County Public Schools. In addition to statistical and economic examinations of the impact the homeless have upon our community, current clients and a graduate of local services who soon will be studying for the ministry will show the human faces of need as they tell their stories. Please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert (352-873-9970) or Jan Lentz (352-425-6219) for more information. RSVPs would be appreciated. Friday Forum planned on Aug. 9 to study local homeless situation Please see NUCLEAR, Page 3 Administrator gives residents verbal tour of county government Niblock Dog training classes offeredMarion-Alachua Dog Training Association (MADTA) is offering a variety of dog training classes. We are a non-profit organization, open to the public. Our training building is located at the SoutheasternLivestock Pavilion. Club activities include training classes ranging from Puppy Kindergarten through Advanced levels of obedience, Rally classes and Agility. We also offer conformation classes. Our intent is to help owners teach their dogs simple commands and good manners. We are pleased to offer two new classes for the Summer Session. Laps of Love First time offered by MADTA. Basic manners for small dogs. Dogs must be 18 months or older and up to 25 lbs. Classes offered weekly, beginning 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 4 lessons $50. Proof of vaccinations required. MADTA Training facility, SE Livestock Pavilion. Advanced registration, limited Space. For info please call 352-369-5551. Prep class for CGC test (Canine Good Citizen Award). Good manners at home and in the community will be taught for this 10-step test. Sharpen your skills to pass this certified AKC Program. Classes offered weekly, beginning 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 or 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Four lessons $50 Last class is test and certification. Proof of vaccinations required. MADTA Training Facility, SE Livestock Pavilion. Limited Space. For info please call 352-3695551. Check out our website www.madta.org for more information and calendar of events and classes. drinks while you are in the gaming roomsall of this for $40. If you are interested please call Jetta Hanover at 352-4011850. Plans are in the works for New Years Eve. If you think you would like for the social committee to have a party at the clubhouse, please let Marion Gartman, Carol Mowrey, or Carolyn Slocumb know of your interest. If we are to have outside entertainment, we need to engage someone very soon. August 6, 1945 a day many of us will never forget! Sixtyeight years ago on this date was when the Atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. A Uranium bomb (which weighed in at over 4 and 1/2 tons) nicknamed Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima. The Aioi Bridge, one of 81 bridges connecting the seven-branched delta of the Ota River, was the aiming point of the bomb. Ground Zero was set at 1,980 feet. At 0815 hours, the bomb was dropped from the Enola Gay. It missed by only 800 feet. At 0816 hours, in the flash of an instant, 66,000 people were killed and 69,000 people were injured by a 10 kiloton atomic explosion. The point of total vaporization from the blast measured one half of a mile in diameter. Total destruction ranged at one mile in diameter. Severe blast damage carried as far as two miles in diameter. At two and a half miles, everything flammable in the area burned. The remaining area of the blast zone was riddled with serious blazes that stretched out to the final edge at a little over three miles in diameter. On August 9,1945, Nagasaki fell to the same treatment as Hiroshima. Only this time, a Plutonium bomb nicknamed Fat Man was dropped on the city; 39,000 were killed, over 25,000 were injured. These two events marked the beginning of the end of World War II. QUAILcontinued from Page 11 A group of the Red Hot Fillies. Maria Mollica, Joan Christopher, Jan Johnson, and Barbara Fife. Carol Sjogren, Barbara Fife, and Jan Johnson.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 7, 2013 11 2 Wednesday, August 7, 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. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName 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 Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... 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S TORE OF SO METHING FOR EVERY ONE Linens, Clothing, Furnitur e, Appliances and More T HRIFT S TORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 T uesday Sa turda y 10am-5pm On a recent very special trip from our lovely Fairfield Village over to the Kennedy Space Center, my 15-year-old granddaughter and I had some interesting conversations while riding in my little yellow VW convertible. That trip will always linger in my memory. I can only hope that she will remember it fondly as well. Since I cannot seem to avoid making silly jokes, I remarked that the KSC shortened name makes me think of a bucket of fried chicken. It only took a moment for Olivia to get it. I think that todays teens might be considerably more sharp than they appear to be on the surface just as we seniors probably were also more sharp than our parents or other adults thought us to be some 40 to 70 years ago in the preelectronic/space age. After we checked into our hotel and ventured over to the space center, our first stop just inside the main gate at KSC was not to a counter to order original or extra crispythough we laughingly considered that we might order chicken fingers when it came lunchtime. It was, rather, to an exhibit whose name was not lost to me as ironic for my generationEarly Space Center. That exhibit brought back pleasant and yet still frightening images to my mind as I recalled my feelings about of the Apollo 7 pioneer space travelers courage and bravery. I clearly remember seeing them blast off into space with no history of earlier flights to rely on. Thankfully, my granddaughter showed an appreciation for the remarkable early space program and its unprecedented nature in the 1960s. I would have been very disappointed if she had said anything like what I heard another teen remark to her parent (or maybe grandparent): Can we go now? This is boring! Really? Have we come that far already? The newly opened exhibit of the Atlantis Space Shuttle captured literally the entire afternoon for us. I cannot begin to do it justice in words. I would just encourage all of us seniors to take that relatively short drive over to the Cocoa Beach area with or without our grandchildren. If you do decide to take the grandchildren and if the enormity of space history is lost to them, you can always go to the beautiful Cocoa Beach, which, no doubt, will be enjoyable by those from the age of 1 to 21. Hopefully, by the time young people reach the age of 21, they will begin to fully comprehend the history of Floridas Space Coast and the enormously intelligent men and women who were part of the United States Space Program. The approximately 2-hour drive from the entrance The entrance to the Atlantis attraction. A visit to Kennedy Space Center Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal of our Fairfield Village community is much more than worth it! as I was gratified to hear my granddaughter say upon our return. I was even more thrilled when I overheard her telling a friend on the phone that it was a totally great trip. You have to come to Florida to see that space stuff that I saw. Others of the FFV community have visited the KSC probably long before I did my first time some 4 years ago when I had just moved to Fairfield Village from Georgia. I was thoroughly intrigued then, but that visit did not come close to producing the awe that I felt at seeing the Atlantis exhibit this time. Being able to stand under the real Atlantis which I had been fortunate enough to see blast off from the Space Coast on its last voyage, brought tears of totally unexpected appreciation once again. I could not keep from reminding Olivia of the exquisite poem High Flight that recorded John Gillespie Magees feelings about his flying experience just prior to the United States entry into World War II. The following excerpt seems to put it all into perspective at least for mean appreciative onlooker from FFV a lively place filled with lovely people who probably have loved the following lines as much as I have with or without their having a United States Navy career pilot in the family. Oh I Have Slipped The Surly Bonds of Earth... Put Out My Hand And Touched the Face of God This Excerpt is from the poem High Flight, a sonnet written by John Gillespie Magee who was a very young pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Please see FFV, Page 3 Ladies, do you like to dress up and have fun? If so, come join the Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow. One of our ladies, Dottie Hefferon, invited us to her home for a tea last week. Anyone who arrived not wearing a hat, Dottie provided one. The food was delicious, especially the lemon curd for the angel food cake! Fourteen of us enjoyed the time together talking, laughing, and getting acquainted with new people. Would you believe that while chatting about where they have lived, Dixie Marchant and Maria Molica discovered they went to the same high school and were even in school at the same time the school was in the Miami area! You never know who you might run into here in Quail Meadow! The next Red Hat meeting will be a lunch at The Apple Restaurant sometime in September more about this later. Attention all ladies of QM: The August luncheon is Friday, Aug. 9, at The Apple Restaurant. Please call Pat Tobin for reservations. Do you like to gamble? How about a day trip to Cape Canaveral and spending the day on a ship? A group trip is planned for Monday, Aug. 12. The trip includes round-trip bus trip from Ocala Palms, a hot buffet lunch aboard the ship, $20 in play money, and free Dress up and have fun with Red Hot Fillies Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 12 Queen Pat Talley and Dottie Hefferon.

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The enemies of freedom depend on apathetic and compliant victims. I didnt think that could happen here, is the oft repeated mantra of those who sat idly by while the enemies of freedom proceeded on their despicable quest unimpeded. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, was fittingly noted by Edmund Burke in the late 1700s. The march of oppression starts with the suppression of small freedoms under the pretext that the actions are being taken for the welfare of the people. This process is designed to condition you to accept the loss of freedom as necessary for your wellbeing. This devious strategy is repeated over and over as one freedom after another vanishes until every aspect of your life is controlled. Dont be deceived by the enemies of freedom. The enemies of freedom hide behind a veil of benevolence. They create an illusion of working on your behalf while they are simultaneously striving to subjugate you. They take advantage of your trust and exploit your disbelief that someone could actually be so malicious. When their motives or actions are questioned, their vehement denials are convincing enough to earn an award for their persuasive public performance. If you want to live in freedom then you must protect and defend it. If you sit on the sidelines, the enemies of freedom will take over and destroy your freedom. And yes, it could, and is happening here. Let you voice be heard. Speak up and speak out against those who are determined to take your freedoms. Talk to your friends and neighbors to get them involved. On the local, state, and federal levels, let your elected public servants know how you feel. Support people who act to protect your freedoms and rally against those who do not. Freedom is your right. No one has the right to take it from you. History has proven that the enemies of freedom will prevail unless you stop them.Bryan is the author of Dare to Live Without Limits. 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O ur i ns ur an ce c om pa ny w il l wo rk w it h us t o ri gh t Our insurance company will work with us to right th e fi na nc ia l lo ss o f yo ur i te ms Pl ea se c on ta ct u s the financial loss of your items. Please contact us a t 35 240 100 01 at 352-401-0001. A s ou r st or e re ma in s cl os ed we a sk t ha t yo u As our stor e remains closed, we ask that you ha ve p at ie nc e wi th u s as w e wo rk t hr ou gh t hi s have patience with us as we work thr ough this pr oc es s. process. Je ff a nd J od y Jeff and Jody limits at which further water withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water resources or ecology of the area. Heres the flash point: SWFWMD says that a certain additional amount of degradation of our river waters is acceptable; the citizen group says absolutely not; Its gone too far already. Save Our Springs NOW contends that the OFW law should prevail, which will support the goal of recovery and restoration of the local rivers and springs. Whats next? The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has set a hearing for Sept. 10 at the water district office in Brooksville to consider this legal challenge. The full-day session begins at 8:30 a.m. The citizen group gets two hours, the water district gets two hours, and after lunch, public presentations are accepted. Cant make it to the fullday session? You still can be involved. The comment period will remain open for two weeks. Send comments to ChassHomosassaMFL@dep.state.fl.us. This is important. Make your voice heard to support the protection and restoration of our most precious natural resource, our waters.Citrus County Chronicle EDIT ORIALcontinued from Page 8 Read the classifieds GOLDENcontinued from Page 1 The company also reaffirmed it is evaluating various sites for a new stateof-the-art, clean-burning natural gasfired plant. The agreement is subject to PSC approval. According to Dukes filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company will continue pursuing a license for the Levy plant and recover related costs. The revised agreement represents an effective balance between moderating rate impacts to customers, providing clarity on recovery of past investments and allowing us to move forward with planning for Floridas energy future, said Alex Glenn, Duke Energy state president Florida. The most important thing to take away from this deal is this is going to provide longterm clarity for Florida customers including Citrus County and other stakeholders. Going forward it provides clarity related to CR3, great clarity in the Levy project and it provides great clarity on how we assess future generation needs. I think and believe, as do the other parties involved that it is an effective balance between moderating rates and recovering past investments. The Levy County project, off U.S. 19, north of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, west of Dunnellon near Inglis, has long been eyed as an economic stimulus for the entire region. But it also faced continuing opposition from environmental groups and various politicians. Im very much pleased with that turn of events, said Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee. People are starting to realize nuclear is not the answer for the environment, for the economy, not for jobs or national security. She has been an active opponent of nuclear cost recovery, has authored bills to repeal it and intends to file again next session. The problem is we did not repeal it, she said. Collection of the fees goes on. We need to stop them from collecting the fees and go from there. A bill was signed into law this year putting new requirements on how utilities can recover costs for proposed nuclear plants. It appears to give the PSC wider discretion in approving future cost recovery. It also narrows the definition what costs can be recovered and sets time limits. Regarding the Levy plant, Duke has argued the bill was not intended to be applied retroactively to preconstruction costs. State issues aside, the Levy plant appeared poised for 2014 license approval by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after clearing environmental hurdles. However, the agency has put new nuclear licenses on hold until it resolves the issue of disposing of nuclear waste. The project was under fire from the Florida Ecology Party and other environmentalists for proposed use of more 1.5 million gallons of ground water a day. I am absolutely thrilled, said Cara Campbell, ecology party chair. It is nice to know after what I consider a pathetic ruling by the ASLB (Atomic Safety and Licensing Board) did not give credibility to our evidence and rubber-stamped it. One of the major components of the revised settlement agreement includes extending the companys current base rate freeze an additional two years, through the end of 2018. NUCLEARcontinued from Page 1 Second World War. He went to Britain, from America, flew in a Spitfire squadron, and was killed in a training flight on December 11, 1941, at the young age of nineteen. The sonnet was written on the back of a letter to Magees parents in Washington, D.C. just before his death. It was brought back to attention when President Ronald Reagan quoted it in 1986 when he was referencing the men and women of the United States Space Program and their accomplishments. The poem always makes me teary-eyed for many reasons. Thinking about how people in space must feel as they look back at our beautiful planet makes the Atlantis Exhibit even more aweinspiring and worth the trip to see for me personally. I hope that my neighbors will excuse my writing about my personal trip which is written with the hope that many more FFV grandparents will go to allow their grandchildren the opportunity to FFVcontinued from Page 2 experience the history of United States Space Program another reason to be proud of our U.S.A. Read the classifieds Monday, Aug. 19 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt at 352-322-5966.Wednesday, Aug. 21 Flag football signup at Joy Its time to get ready for some fall football! Registration is now open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade, of Marion County and Ocala, for Upward Flag Football or Cheerleading. Registration forms are available from the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration should be completed before Aug. 21 when individual evaluations begin. The cost is $65 for football and includes a jersey, belt and flags, car magnet and end-ofseason award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season reward. Football shorts and Cheerleading turtle necks are optional. Cleats are recommended. Scholarships are available. Practice begins Tuesday, Sept. 10 and the first game is Saturday, Sept/ 28 at Joy Lutheran Church Hope Field. The last game and award ceremony is Saturday, Nov. 23. Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry where every child plays, learns and is a winner. So come on out and join the fun. Volunteers are needed to help coach, referee, assist, time keep and work with the participants in either football or cheerleading. 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Thursday, Aug. 8 Food and toiletry drive at Ocala PalmsThe Ocala Palms Worship Community is sponsoring a non-perishable food and toiletry drive to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services on Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Ocala Palms Clubhouse. If needed, someone will come to your home to pick up items. Or, if you will not be at home on the 8th but wish to make a donation, that, too, will be arranged. Call Aubrey Gardner at 352-622-7358 with questions or to schedule a pickup. Please give whatever you are able as the need in Ocala is profound. Your gifts will be very much appreciated.Democrat Ladies to meetLadies Democratic Club of Marion County members will meet on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. at Democratic headquarters, 601 S.W. 1st Ave. Special guest speaker is Susan Smith, who will speak on current issues affecting women and Democrats. She is president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. Since 2003, she has been a fulltime progressive activist, serving as an organizer for DFA Tampa Bay, and chair of the Campaign and Legislative Committees for the Hillsborough Democratic Party. Susan is on the advisory board of Progress Florida. She is also a board member of Tiger Bay Club of Tampa. Susan volunteers with Awake the State, Planned Parenthood, and the parent-led education reform community in Florida. She also serves on the Legislative and Clubs and Caucuses Committees of the Florida Democratic Party. Susan is married to Norwood Smith, and is the mother of two adult sons. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and is a former teacher For information, contact club President Angie White at 352-229-0629 or headquarters at 352-402-9494.Saturday, Aug. 10 Ocala Youth Symphony auditionsAuditions for the 15th season of the Ocala Youth Symphony will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 17 at First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King St. by appointment only. Call 352-854-7989 to schedule an audition. We play all styles of music, classical, contemporary, pop and jazz.Sunday, Aug. 11 German American Club anniversaryThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its 16th anniversary dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 11, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes pork schnitzel, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. Music will be provided by Joan and Jess! Bring your own beverage. Semi-formal attire is required. Tickets are $16 per member and $20 per nonmember. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Friendship fellowship luncheonBring a friend and a side dish and, immediately following the Worship Service, join in as we share an Italian Feast in Christian Fellowship. Remember, first time visitors go to the head of the line to enjoy this tasty potluck meal. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Tuesday, Aug. 13 Mac user group to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. N.C. Sizemore reviews local repair facilities for the Mac at this months meeting. Tech tips will follow his presentation. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check our website at http://ocalamug.org for additional information.Wednesday, Aug. 14 Ocala Art Group to meetThe Ocala Art Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month and is open to the public. The social hour is at 11 a.m. and meeting and demonstration begin at noon at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. The guest artist for Aug. 14 is Don Borie, a portraiture artist and commercial graphic design artist for 30 years plus. He is a master of oil and pastel mediums, having captured personalities for commissions and illustrations.Thursday, Aug. 15 SPCA meeting scheduledThe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Marion County will meet on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks in Friendship Center on State Road 200. The meeting is open to everyone in the community. Please call 352-362-0985 for information or directions. We will have a special guest speaker from Back to the Wild wildlife rescue in Dunnellon.Air Force group to meetThe August meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This will be our fall planning meeting. For information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Master the Possibilities catalogMaster the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning caps off its eighth year of operation with the fall 2013 catalog. These classes are all open to the public. The fall catalog will be available at the Master the Possibilities Center, Freedom Public Library and the Dunnellon Library on Thursday, Aug. 15. The catalog will also be available online at www.masterthepossibilites.com. Students may register online, by phone (352-854-3699) or at the Center, located at 8415 S.W. 80th St. in Circle Square Commons, Ocala. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, August 7, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EZZO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 amChildrens Church 8:50 am3801 US N. 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GEM INI ( May 21 to J une 20) Consider stepping away from your concentrated focus on your new project for a bit so you can get some perspective on what youve done and where you plan to take it. CA NC ER (June 21 to J uly 22) The understandably angry Crab might not want to accept the reason why someone might have tried to hurt you. But at least youll have an insight into why. LE O (July 23 to Aug 22) There might be some facts you need to know before leaping onto center stage. Best to move carefully at this time so that you can observe whats happening around you. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) Its a good time to expand your outlook by getting out and around, whether you do some long-range traveling or explore the great things to see closer to home. L IBRA ( Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your wise counsel continues to be needed as that family situation works itself out. Meanwhile, the decisions you made on your job begin to pay off quite nicely. SCORPI O ( Oct. 23 to N ov 21) Your job situation brightens thanks to all your hard work. Now, spend some time repairing a personal relationship you might have neglected for too long. SAGITT A RIUS (Nov 22 to Dec. 21) Aspects favor action in the workplace. Line up your facts and show your superiors why youre the one theyre looking for. CAP RICORN ( Dec. 22 to J an. 19) Your hard work pays off on the job. Personal relationships also can benefit from more of your time and attention. Spend the weekend with loved ones. A QU A RIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) Early feedback on your project might be disappointing. But dont be discouraged. Use it to make needed adjustments, then submit it to your superiors again. PI SCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) Flattery could lure the otherwise sensible Fish into making an unwise decision. Be careful. All that praise might be an attempt to reel you in before you can learn the facts. BO RN THIS WEEK: You have a wonderful sense of who you are. 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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Putting focus on water quality Some important community issues suffer from being so wrapped in regulatory doublespeak and arcane science that only a handful of citizens actively focus on them. Water quality is one of them. Fortunately, several local citizen groups work hard to inform the rest of us about critical water quality issues and the regulatory initiatives that affect them. Theres a new coalition of waterinterest groups, called Save Our Springs NOW. The coalition includes the Save the Homosassa River Alliance, the Chassahowitzka River Restoration Committee, the Rainbow River Conservation, Inc., the Withlacoochee Area Residents, and the Save the Manatee Club. This coalition is mounting a legal challenge to Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). Heres the issue, according to a coalition member: (T)he Homosassa, Chassahowitzka, Crystal and Withlacoochee rivers are designated as Outstanding Florida Waters (OFW) by law and as such have special restrictions on any activities that lower water quality or otherwise degrade the body of water. But SWFWMD set the OFW law aside in the Minimum Flows and Levels Program in order to maximize the consumptive withdrawal target. This is a new kind of water war, and we need to pay attention. State-designated Outstanding Florida Waters are worthy of special protection according to the law. They are of exceptional recreational or ecological significance and provide environmental, social and economic benefits, the law states. Their water quality must be protected. Well, its too late for that already. In a 2010 watershed assessment report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared all four of our OFWs to be impaired which means that due to certain tracked pollutants, the waters do not meet standards that protect human health and aquatic life. The EPA requires that measures be developed, adopted and implemented to clean them up. At the same time, though, SWFWMD is establishing minimum flows and levels which are the Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLI GANREGIO NAL MANA GER: JOHN P RO VOS TEDIT OR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY BRYAN GOLDEN Special to the MessengerLife, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This succinct yet powerful phrase in The Declaration of Independence recognizes our basic human rights as unalienable. Our founders understood that although freedom is not granted to us by any person or group, it can be taken away by the enemies of freedom. Too many people in this country do not fully appreciate all the freedoms they have. Freedom is one of those elements of life that is taken for granted until it is gone. You dont think about the abundance of air until you dont have enough of it. Food is not truly savored unless you are starving. Water is taken for granted until you are dying of thirst. Liberty is no different. Here are just some of the numerous freedoms you enjoy without giving them a second thought. In America, you are free to live where you want, choose what foods you eat, travel, speak your mind, pick your occupation, decide how to spend your money, determine how to use your free time, start a business, change jobs, succeed, choose how many children to have, decide when to retire, pick your friends, choose who to associate with, and determine your own lifestyle. Every freedom you have is a target of the enemies of freedom. If you have any doubt, look at how many freedoms have already been lost in America. Because we have greater freedom in America than anywhere else, more people want to immigrate here than any other country. If our freedoms are lost, there is no other place to escape to. Freedom is the foundation of Americas greatness. Freedom is opportunity. Freedom has created the highest standard of living in the world. Freedom is responsible for amazing discoveries, inventions, and innovations. Freedom unleashes the human spirit to create, build, and improve. In spite of the magnificent nature of freedom, the enemies of freedom are intent on its demise. This has been the case since the dawn of mankind. There have always been, and will always be, those who despise freedom and are determined to take it from you. Its difficult for decent, freedom loving people to comprehend the existence of these evil individuals whose objective is the suppression of your freedom. These malicious people are the archenemies of all that is good in our world. The misery they inflict is starkly evident throughout history. The enemies of freedom consider themselves superior to others and above the law. In their view, they are always exempt from the draconian restrictions they seek for everyone else. The enemies of freedom have various motives. They may be driven by an unquenchable thirst for power, arrogance, an insatiable desire for control, or the objective of destroying our great nation. Regardless of their specific motivation, the result, if they succeed, is always the same. When freedom is crushed, misery, strife, suffering, and despair follow. 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. When it comes to sports, baseball is my first love. I played a little (very little), I umpired a little, and I coached a lot. Ive always been a National League fan, adopting the Mets when they came into existence in 1962. Each summer, I enjoy settling down and watching the games on TV and the computer. August has a special bonus, with the Little League World Series preliminaries appearing on the ESPN network of stations starting this week. But turn on the news, and its very hard, outside of the MLB Network, to just get the results of games or even a list of scores, unless you can read the small print on the scroll at the bottom of the screen. All the talk is about problems, real or imagined, by the talking suits (actually a lot of them dont wear suits) on television. Leading the way has been Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees infielder, and his disciplinary action by Major League Baseball. Everyone loves picking on Alex, who once admitted using a performance enhancing drug, but that was some time ago. To my knowledge, hes never tested positive, and yet everyone is condemning him as if he were Jack the Ripper. Frankly, Im getting tired of reading about it. I guess Im not as dedicated to the records as other people, but I just enjoy sitting back and watching a game, at any level. I dont care if the players are juiced, I just want a good game. I hear the self-righteous talkers and the uptight columnists write about the integrity of the game. Well, if I go to a baseball game and the final score is 8-7, or 1-0, I really dont care what these people are putting into their bodies I just appreciate an exciting game. The only bad thing, to me, is the mesMy favorite pro sport is having problems Among Friends Jim Clark sage it sends to young athletes. I agree that the example is bad, and we should make sure that these drugs are kept away from amateur competition. But when these guys reach adulthood, they should be able to make up their own minds. There are other problems with baseball. How about the umpiring? The technology is now there to examine every close call and determine its validity. I dont think that the umpiring is any worse than it was 50 years ago, only now its more likely that errors will be emphasized. I do feel that replay use needs to be expanded the goal should be to get it right. I totally dislike any umpire who gets an immediate negative reaction to a call and refuses to ask his mates for help. This is just arrogance, and those umps should be removed from baseball. And then there are the talk show hosts who stick to preconceived notions and dont bother to check. Last week a host on Pardon the Interruption mentioned something to the fact that the Tampa Bay Rays dont get fans out to their games even though theyre doing well. Hey, Mike, the game Saturday night against the Giants was nearly full, and Sundays game was a sellout, both at Tropicana Field. Any words of apology to the fans? Please see GOLDEN, Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 The enemies of freedom According to my calculations, summer is half over. I am not quite sure how this came about but the calendar has never lied to me before. It has confused me and taunted me but it has never lied to me. Looking at my calendar I can see no lazy days of summer noted anywhere in the foreseeable future. I am not sure if this is an oversight on my part and that I should have at least penciled in one lazy day of summer or if those lazy days of summer are a thing of the past. I sure hope it is not the latter. I can hardly imagine a world without any lazy days of summer. It just would not be summer in my opinion. This probably is the price people pay for getting old. When I was young most of my summer was filled with lazy days where I practiced the fine art of doing nothing. Oh how I yearn for the return of those good old days of yesteryear. Someone once told me, Sonny, dont ever grow old. At the time, I did not know what he meant. I assumed he was referring to his loss of hair or arthritis in his joints or forgetting things. I thought that was what it meant to grow old. He meant nothing of the sort. Now that I am old, I understand exactly what he was warning. There is no doubt in my mind; he was bemoaning the fact that his lazy days were gone. Perhaps, he was envious of the fact that at the time I had loads and loads of lazy days on my hands. I did not know just how rich I was. Now I do, but it is too late. Where have all those lazy days gone? I was whining about this to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage hoping to get some empathy at least. Instead of sympathizing with me, all she did was look at me and say in that tone of voice that I know so well, You just want an excuse to do nothing. To which I replied most sharply, I dont need an excuse to do nothing, all I need is an opportunity. Thinking about what I said I discovered there was more wisdom in that one sentence than anything else I have ever said. I had to sit in the corner for a few moments recovering from the shock of saying something with wisdom in it. I probably say many things with wisdom in it without even thinking. In fact, I am good at saying many things without thinking. Although I may not be good at a wide variety of things, I have mastered the art of doing nothing. I can do nothing better than I can do anything. Of course, I do not have too many opportunities to do anything; I have more opportunities to do nothing. If I had my choice, I would rather do nothing than anything. My philosophy is simply this, why be good at nothing and not put it to good use? I have invested a lot of time and energy into doing nothing and I am concerned that not having an opportunity to do nothing I might forget the finesse associated with that art. I do not get a chance very often to do nothing so I am anxious to practice the skills associated with nothing. In this regard, my calendar has not been very cooperative. Where are those lazy days of summer where I can do nothing? Not only has my calendar not been cooperative but also my wife has been the epitome of obstruction in this pursuit of mine. Just when I think a lazy day is looming on the horizon, she comes up with something for me to do. Even though all I wanted to do was nothing, she insists that I do her something. Either I do her something or else. I do not want to do her or else for nothing. Those lazy days of summer were the perfect opportunity to perfect the fine art of doing nothing. Regretfully I have to honestly face the fact that those times are far behind me. No more lazy days of summer for me. At least not as many as there used to be. The old preacher in Ecclesiastes was right when he said, To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV). I can look back with a sense of satisfaction and know that when I did have those lazy days of summer I put them to good use and developed skill in doing nothing. I know before me are some days when I will not have the strength or energy to do anything, then my ability to do nothing will come in good use. I think it is quite important to live in the time at hand. The apostle Paul understood this when he wrote, And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. (Romans 13:11 KJV). Now that I am older, (and whos to say how much older I will get) I can say with a good deal of expertise, never grow old. By that I mean, never forget those lazy days of summer. 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 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Whatever happened to those lazy, hazy days of summer? With new students and new schedules this year, parents may wish to visit their childs school during orientation sessions. These events give parents and students the opportunity to become accustomed to their new or returning school outside normal class hours. They also offer advance notice of class schedules, bus routes and stop times, extra-curricular activities, and other school-related opportunities. Heres a listing of orientation dates and times by school in the western part of the county. New students, especially kindergarten-aged children, may register for school now. Dunnellon Elementary, Friday, Agu. 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dunnellon High, Thursday, Aug. 15, 5 to 8 p.m. Dunnellon Middle, Thursday, Aug. 15, 5 to 7 p.m. Hammett Bowen Elementary, Friday, Aug. 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks, Friday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Legacy Elementary, Friday, Aug. 16, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Liberty Middle, Grade 6, Saturday, Aug. 10, by mailed invitation; Grade 7-8, Friday Aug. 16, noon. Marion Oaks Elementary, Friday, Aug. 16, 1 to 3 p.m. Saddlewood Elementary, Friday, Aug. 16, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. West Port High School, Saturday, Aug. 17, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Schools also hold open houses in the weeks following the first day of school. For more information, contact each school directly. Schools schedule orientation Read the classifieds

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Stone Creek Kitchen Club officers Penny Schmidt, Sandy Odle, Dolly Tokasz and Beth Mueller. The request was for volunteers to help inventory the Stone Creek kitchen and volunteers came on two days to inventory and sanitize every item in the kitchen. The kitchen is a Stone Creek Amenity that is run by the Stone Creek Kitchen Club. Every item in the kitchen is inscribed with the name Stone Creek. Each item is in a cabinet and the number of each item is listed in a book by both name and cabinet. This is no easy job as there are 2,363 items. Now, that is a great many items to count; make sure they are in their proper place and sanitized. This job is done once a year or more if needed. It is a Herculean job! The following volunteers accepted the job to inventory the kitchen. They are: Patti Akins, Mary Ann Bishop, Marlene Buchanan, Mike Buchanan, Patricia Gizzi, Sue Roth, Dolly Tokasz, Sandy Odle, Beth Mueller, Connie Drake, Penny Schmidt, Barbara Deane, Barb Fogarty, Betty Brown and Kathy Evers. Some of these volunteers even volunteered to clean the oven and racks of the ovens. Now, is true dedication from volunteers. I dont like cleaning my oven let alone a commercial one. The Kitchen Club raises money for needed kitchen equipment through their fundraisers. The next fund raiser will be the September Bingo. They will need many volunteers for this event. So, when you see the e-mail, remember to give some of your time and talent for this event. This club works tirelessly to make sure that the Stone Creek Kitchen Amenity has all that is needed. This kitchen, for those who do know, was built by Pulte. It had approximately $70,000 worth of equipment but not one item to use in the kitchen. Over the years, first the Kitchen Committee and now the Kitchen Club has worked to raise money to supple the kitchen with 2,363 items. Thanks to the Kitchen Club board and the volunteer members who make all of this possible. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 7, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, August 7, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000FOJ0 OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT New Owners: Lisa King and Michael Auld 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 34476 Mon-Sat. 7am-7pm Sun. 7am-3pm HAVE YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US! 237-4598 Karaoke Music Hamburgers Hot Dogs Etc. August 24. 2013 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 000FAXE 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 STAR TING AT $2,295 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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 Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange 60 Bronze $ 89 95 72 Gold $ 99 95 84 Platinum $ 109 95 (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) exchange exchange exchange & UP 000EL19 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. HORSE & HOUNDS 4620 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thurs., August 8 10:30 AM Meal STONE CREEK GRILL 9676 SW 62nd Loop Mon., August 12 9:00 AM Breakfast BOB EVANS 11300 SW 95th Cir. Tues., Aug. 13 10:00 AM Breakfast DARRELLS DINER 8841 SW Hwy. 200 Thurs., Aug. 15 10:00 AM Breakfast 000FOKF When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees FAMILY FEATURES Crisp, juicy and sweet, grapes are a real crowd-pleaser. Even better, all three colors of grapes red, green and black are good for you. Grapes are a natural source of beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols. Current research suggests that grapes may help main tain a healthy heart, and may also help to defend your cells against a number of agerelated illnesses. Scientists are also working to uncover more links between grapes and eye health, brain health, joint health, and more. At just 90 calories per 3/4 cup serving, grapes are a sensible, delicious snack with no fat or cholesterol. People love to eat grapes fresh for a refreshing snack, but grapes also add sweet, juicy, crunch and color to salads, entrees and desserts. Here are six fun, flavorful ways to enjoy California grapes: Layer California grapes are juicy, nutritious and beautiful in breakfast parfaits.Roast Just like when you roast vege tables, grapes also caramelize, yielding a flavor that is wholly unique. You can top your dish with roasted grapes as is, or turn them into a luscious sauce.Grill Oh yes! You can thread them on a skewer with other fruits, like pineapple and mango, vegetables, fish, meat and poultry. Grapes can handle the heat, not only from the coals, but also from a spicy marinade or rub. Clip The best way to present grapes on a fruit platter or as a (truly edible) plate garnish is to clip them into smaller clusters. Grapes provide height, coverage, color and simply great taste.Dip Rich chocolate dark, milk, white, flavored and grapes make a delightful pairing.Grab-and-Go Pack them up for a snack or as an accompaniment to sand wiches and wraps. Here is a selection of recipes that show how grapes can add flavor, texture, color, and nutrition and health-promoting properties to appetizers, salads, and sides. Note: Sometimes when a recipe seems too healthy to appeal to picky eaters, grapes have a way of making these preparations taste better and look more appealing. TolearnmoreaboutgrapesfromCalifornia,visitwww.grapesfromcalifornia.com or www.facebook.com/grapesfromcalifornia. Keeping Hearts HealthyAccording to research from the University of Connecticut, funded by the California Table Grape Commission, eating grapes may help protect heart health in men with metabolic syndrome. In the study, men with metabolic syndrome who con sumed grapes lowered their key risk factors for heart disease. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess abdominal fat and increased blood triglycerides significantly increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Eating a variety of grapes may contribute to heart health by:Promoting healthy blood flowReducing oxidative stressImproving blood lipidsDecreasing inflammation Grilled Antipasto SkewersYield: 12 skewers 24 shrimp (3140 size), peeled and deveined 3/4 pound red or black California seedless grapes 18-ounce jar cocktail onions 3 ounces prosciutto, each piece sliced into long ribbons Marinade: 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt Black pepper, freshly ground 4 tablespoons olive oil Soak long bamboo skewers in water for at least 5 minutes. Thread skewers with 2 shrimp, 6 grapes and 2 onions, with a ribbon of prosciutto winding throughout. Place the finished skewers in shallow dish or plate. To make marinade, whisk together garlic, vinegar, rosemary, salt and pepper and gradually add the oil. Evenly dab on half of marinade with a brush. Let marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and then brush with remaining marinade. Grill on a hot fire for 2 minutes per side. Serve immediately. Nutritional analysis per skewer: Calories 92; Protein 4 g; Carbohydrate 7.5 g; Fat 5 g (Saturated Fat .8 g); 49% Calories from Fat ; Cholesterol 24 mg; Sodium 122 mg; Fiber .57 gBulgur Salad with Grapes and KaleServings: 6 2 cups water 1 cup bulgur Kosher salt 1 cup pecan halves, toasted and roughly chopped 2 cups seedless California grapes, halved 2 cups packed kale or Swiss chard leaves, finely slivered 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated Pinch cayenne Black pepper Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in bulgur and 1/2 teaspoon salt and remove from heat. Cover and let stand 20 minutes or until most of water is absorbed. Drain well and press to extract any excess water. Let cool and stir in the remaining ingredients. Season well with salt and black pepper. Serve room temperature or chilled. Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 289; Protein 5.8 g; Carbohydrate33g;Fat17g(SaturatedFat1.8g);50%Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 181 mg; Fiber 7.3 gSpicy Grape and Chicken Lettuce CupsServings: 4 as an entre or 8 as an appetizer 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon water 3/4cup low sodium chicken broth 1tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 3 to 5 teaspoons Asian chili paste with garlic 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken breast 1 1/2 cups halved green California seedless grapes 3/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced 1 head iceberg lettuce, cut in half and separated into leaves 1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped 1 1/2 cups julienne cucumber In small bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Add chicken broth, sugar, vinegar, chili paste and soy sauce. Set aside. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add garlic and ginger; saut for 30 seconds. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add grapes and green onions; saut for 30 seconds. Restir the sauce mixture and pour into skillet. Stir until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Place chicken mixture in lettuce leaves; garnish with cilantro and cucumber. Serve open or roll up if desired. Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 341; Protein 41 g; Carbohydrate 26 g; Fat 9 g (Saturated Fat 1.74 g); 23% Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 108 mg; Sodium 621 mg; Fiber 3 g Volunteers clean up kitchen facilities Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Volunteers cleaning and taking inventory.

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Stone Creek Kitchen Club officers Penny Schmidt, Sandy Odle, Dolly Tokasz and Beth Mueller. The request was for volunteers to help inventory the Stone Creek kitchen and volunteers came on two days to inventory and sanitize every item in the kitchen. The kitchen is a Stone Creek Amenity that is run by the Stone Creek Kitchen Club. Every item in the kitchen is inscribed with the name Stone Creek. Each item is in a cabinet and the number of each item is listed in a book by both name and cabinet. This is no easy job as there are 2,363 items. Now, that is a great many items to count; make sure they are in their proper place and sanitized. This job is done once a year or more if needed. It is a Herculean job! The following volunteers accepted the job to inventory the kitchen. They are: Patti Akins, Mary Ann Bishop, Marlene Buchanan, Mike Buchanan, Patricia Gizzi, Sue Roth, Dolly Tokasz, Sandy Odle, Beth Mueller, Connie Drake, Penny Schmidt, Barbara Deane, Barb Fogarty, Betty Brown and Kathy Evers. Some of these volunteers even volunteered to clean the oven and racks of the ovens. Now, is true dedication from volunteers. I dont like cleaning my oven let alone a commercial one. The Kitchen Club raises money for needed kitchen equipment through their fundraisers. The next fund raiser will be the September Bingo. They will need many volunteers for this event. So, when you see the e-mail, remember to give some of your time and talent for this event. This club works tirelessly to make sure that the Stone Creek Kitchen Amenity has all that is needed. This kitchen, for those who do know, was built by Pulte. It had approximately $70,000 worth of equipment but not one item to use in the kitchen. Over the years, first the Kitchen Committee and now the Kitchen Club has worked to raise money to supple the kitchen with 2,363 items. Thanks to the Kitchen Club board and the volunteer members who make all of this possible. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 7, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, August 7, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000FOJ0 OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT New Owners: Lisa King and Michael Auld 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 34476 Mon-Sat. 7am-7pm Sun. 7am-3pm HAVE YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US! 237-4598 Karaoke Music Hamburgers Hot Dogs Etc. August 24. 2013 5 p.m.-8 p.m. 000FAXE 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 STAR TING AT $2,295 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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 Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange 60 Bronze $ 89 95 72 Gold $ 99 95 84 Platinum $ 109 95 (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) exchange exchange exchange & UP 000EL19 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. HORSE & HOUNDS 4620 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thurs., August 8 10:30 AM Meal STONE CREEK GRILL 9676 SW 62nd Loop Mon., August 12 9:00 AM Breakfast BOB EVANS 11300 SW 95th Cir. Tues., Aug. 13 10:00 AM Breakfast DARRELLS DINER 8841 SW Hwy. 200 Thurs., Aug. 15 10:00 AM Breakfast 000FOKF When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees FAMILY FEATURES Crisp, juicy and sweet, grapes are a real crowd-pleaser. Even better, all three colors of grapes red, green and black are good for you. Grapes are a natural source of beneficial antioxidants and other polyphenols. Current research suggests that grapes may help main tain a healthy heart, and may also help to defend your cells against a number of agerelated illnesses. Scientists are also working to uncover more links between grapes and eye health, brain health, joint health, and more. At just 90 calories per 3/4 cup serving, grapes are a sensible, delicious snack with no fat or cholesterol. People love to eat grapes fresh for a refreshing snack, but grapes also add sweet, juicy, crunch and color to salads, entrees and desserts. Here are six fun, flavorful ways to enjoy California grapes: Layer California grapes are juicy, nutritious and beautiful in breakfast parfaits.Roast Just like when you roast vege tables, grapes also caramelize, yielding a flavor that is wholly unique. You can top your dish with roasted grapes as is, or turn them into a luscious sauce.Grill Oh yes! You can thread them on a skewer with other fruits, like pineapple and mango, vegetables, fish, meat and poultry. Grapes can handle the heat, not only from the coals, but also from a spicy marinade or rub. Clip The best way to present grapes on a fruit platter or as a (truly edible) plate garnish is to clip them into smaller clusters. Grapes provide height, coverage, color and simply great taste.Dip Rich chocolate dark, milk, white, flavored and grapes make a delightful pairing.Grab-and-Go Pack them up for a snack or as an accompaniment to sand wiches and wraps. Here is a selection of recipes that show how grapes can add flavor, texture, color, and nutrition and health-promoting properties to appetizers, salads, and sides. Note: Sometimes when a recipe seems too healthy to appeal to picky eaters, grapes have a way of making these preparations taste better and look more appealing. TolearnmoreaboutgrapesfromCalifornia,visitwww.grapesfromcalifornia.com or www.facebook.com/grapesfromcalifornia. Keeping Hearts HealthyAccording to research from the University of Connecticut, funded by the California Table Grape Commission, eating grapes may help protect heart health in men with metabolic syndrome. In the study, men with metabolic syndrome who con sumed grapes lowered their key risk factors for heart disease. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess abdominal fat and increased blood triglycerides significantly increasing the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Eating a variety of grapes may contribute to heart health by:Promoting healthy blood flowReducing oxidative stressImproving blood lipidsDecreasing inflammation Grilled Antipasto SkewersYield: 12 skewers 24 shrimp (3140 size), peeled and deveined 3/4 pound red or black California seedless grapes 18-ounce jar cocktail onions 3 ounces prosciutto, each piece sliced into long ribbons Marinade: 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt Black pepper, freshly ground 4 tablespoons olive oil Soak long bamboo skewers in water for at least 5 minutes. Thread skewers with 2 shrimp, 6 grapes and 2 onions, with a ribbon of prosciutto winding throughout. Place the finished skewers in shallow dish or plate. To make marinade, whisk together garlic, vinegar, rosemary, salt and pepper and gradually add the oil. Evenly dab on half of marinade with a brush. Let marinate in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and then brush with remaining marinade. Grill on a hot fire for 2 minutes per side. Serve immediately. Nutritional analysis per skewer: Calories 92; Protein 4 g; Carbohydrate 7.5 g; Fat 5 g (Saturated Fat .8 g); 49% Calories from Fat ; Cholesterol 24 mg; Sodium 122 mg; Fiber .57 gBulgur Salad with Grapes and KaleServings: 6 2 cups water 1 cup bulgur Kosher salt 1 cup pecan halves, toasted and roughly chopped 2 cups seedless California grapes, halved 2 cups packed kale or Swiss chard leaves, finely slivered 1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons lemon zest, finely grated Pinch cayenne Black pepper Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in bulgur and 1/2 teaspoon salt and remove from heat. Cover and let stand 20 minutes or until most of water is absorbed. Drain well and press to extract any excess water. Let cool and stir in the remaining ingredients. Season well with salt and black pepper. Serve room temperature or chilled. Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 289; Protein 5.8 g; Carbohydrate33g;Fat17g(SaturatedFat1.8g);50%Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 181 mg; Fiber 7.3 gSpicy Grape and Chicken Lettuce CupsServings: 4 as an entre or 8 as an appetizer 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon water 3/4cup low sodium chicken broth 1tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 3 to 5 teaspoons Asian chili paste with garlic 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon peanut or vegetable oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken breast 1 1/2 cups halved green California seedless grapes 3/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced 1 head iceberg lettuce, cut in half and separated into leaves 1/4 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped 1 1/2 cups julienne cucumber In small bowl, combine cornstarch and water. Add chicken broth, sugar, vinegar, chili paste and soy sauce. Set aside. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add garlic and ginger; saut for 30 seconds. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, about 5 to 8 minutes. Add grapes and green onions; saut for 30 seconds. Restir the sauce mixture and pour into skillet. Stir until thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Place chicken mixture in lettuce leaves; garnish with cilantro and cucumber. Serve open or roll up if desired. Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 341; Protein 41 g; Carbohydrate 26 g; Fat 9 g (Saturated Fat 1.74 g); 23% Calories from Fat; Cholesterol 108 mg; Sodium 621 mg; Fiber 3 g Volunteers clean up kitchen facilities Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Volunteers cleaning and taking inventory.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 7, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, August 7, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000FMA2 SAVE THOUSANDS 000FKLX West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Putting focus on water quality Some important community issues suffer from being so wrapped in regulatory doublespeak and arcane science that only a handful of citizens actively focus on them. Water quality is one of them. Fortunately, several local citizen groups work hard to inform the rest of us about critical water quality issues and the regulatory initiatives that affect them. Theres a new coalition of waterinterest groups, called Save Our Springs NOW. The coalition includes the Save the Homosassa River Alliance, the Chassahowitzka River Restoration Committee, the Rainbow River Conservation, Inc., the Withlacoochee Area Residents, and the Save the Manatee Club. This coalition is mounting a legal challenge to Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD). Heres the issue, according to a coalition member: (T)he Homosassa, Chassahowitzka, Crystal and Withlacoochee rivers are designated as Outstanding Florida Waters (OFW) by law and as such have special restrictions on any activities that lower water quality or otherwise degrade the body of water. But SWFWMD set the OFW law aside in the Minimum Flows and Levels Program in order to maximize the consumptive withdrawal target. This is a new kind of water war, and we need to pay attention. State-designated Outstanding Florida Waters are worthy of special protection according to the law. They are of exceptional recreational or ecological significance and provide environmental, social and economic benefits, the law states. Their water quality must be protected. Well, its too late for that already. In a 2010 watershed assessment report, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency declared all four of our OFWs to be impaired which means that due to certain tracked pollutants, the waters do not meet standards that protect human health and aquatic life. The EPA requires that measures be developed, adopted and implemented to clean them up. At the same time, though, SWFWMD is establishing minimum flows and levels which are the Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLI GANREGIO NAL MANA GER: JOHN P RO VOS TEDIT OR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY BRYAN GOLDEN Special to the MessengerLife, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This succinct yet powerful phrase in The Declaration of Independence recognizes our basic human rights as unalienable. Our founders understood that although freedom is not granted to us by any person or group, it can be taken away by the enemies of freedom. Too many people in this country do not fully appreciate all the freedoms they have. Freedom is one of those elements of life that is taken for granted until it is gone. You dont think about the abundance of air until you dont have enough of it. Food is not truly savored unless you are starving. Water is taken for granted until you are dying of thirst. Liberty is no different. Here are just some of the numerous freedoms you enjoy without giving them a second thought. In America, you are free to live where you want, choose what foods you eat, travel, speak your mind, pick your occupation, decide how to spend your money, determine how to use your free time, start a business, change jobs, succeed, choose how many children to have, decide when to retire, pick your friends, choose who to associate with, and determine your own lifestyle. Every freedom you have is a target of the enemies of freedom. If you have any doubt, look at how many freedoms have already been lost in America. Because we have greater freedom in America than anywhere else, more people want to immigrate here than any other country. If our freedoms are lost, there is no other place to escape to. Freedom is the foundation of Americas greatness. Freedom is opportunity. Freedom has created the highest standard of living in the world. Freedom is responsible for amazing discoveries, inventions, and innovations. Freedom unleashes the human spirit to create, build, and improve. In spite of the magnificent nature of freedom, the enemies of freedom are intent on its demise. This has been the case since the dawn of mankind. There have always been, and will always be, those who despise freedom and are determined to take it from you. Its difficult for decent, freedom loving people to comprehend the existence of these evil individuals whose objective is the suppression of your freedom. These malicious people are the archenemies of all that is good in our world. The misery they inflict is starkly evident throughout history. The enemies of freedom consider themselves superior to others and above the law. In their view, they are always exempt from the draconian restrictions they seek for everyone else. The enemies of freedom have various motives. They may be driven by an unquenchable thirst for power, arrogance, an insatiable desire for control, or the objective of destroying our great nation. Regardless of their specific motivation, the result, if they succeed, is always the same. When freedom is crushed, misery, strife, suffering, and despair follow. 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. When it comes to sports, baseball is my first love. I played a little (very little), I umpired a little, and I coached a lot. Ive always been a National League fan, adopting the Mets when they came into existence in 1962. Each summer, I enjoy settling down and watching the games on TV and the computer. August has a special bonus, with the Little League World Series preliminaries appearing on the ESPN network of stations starting this week. But turn on the news, and its very hard, outside of the MLB Network, to just get the results of games or even a list of scores, unless you can read the small print on the scroll at the bottom of the screen. All the talk is about problems, real or imagined, by the talking suits (actually a lot of them dont wear suits) on television. Leading the way has been Alex Rodriguez, the New York Yankees infielder, and his disciplinary action by Major League Baseball. Everyone loves picking on Alex, who once admitted using a performance enhancing drug, but that was some time ago. To my knowledge, hes never tested positive, and yet everyone is condemning him as if he were Jack the Ripper. Frankly, Im getting tired of reading about it. I guess Im not as dedicated to the records as other people, but I just enjoy sitting back and watching a game, at any level. I dont care if the players are juiced, I just want a good game. I hear the self-righteous talkers and the uptight columnists write about the integrity of the game. Well, if I go to a baseball game and the final score is 8-7, or 1-0, I really dont care what these people are putting into their bodies I just appreciate an exciting game. The only bad thing, to me, is the mesMy favorite pro sport is having problems Among Friends Jim Clark sage it sends to young athletes. I agree that the example is bad, and we should make sure that these drugs are kept away from amateur competition. But when these guys reach adulthood, they should be able to make up their own minds. There are other problems with baseball. How about the umpiring? The technology is now there to examine every close call and determine its validity. I dont think that the umpiring is any worse than it was 50 years ago, only now its more likely that errors will be emphasized. I do feel that replay use needs to be expanded the goal should be to get it right. I totally dislike any umpire who gets an immediate negative reaction to a call and refuses to ask his mates for help. This is just arrogance, and those umps should be removed from baseball. And then there are the talk show hosts who stick to preconceived notions and dont bother to check. Last week a host on Pardon the Interruption mentioned something to the fact that the Tampa Bay Rays dont get fans out to their games even though theyre doing well. Hey, Mike, the game Saturday night against the Giants was nearly full, and Sundays game was a sellout, both at Tropicana Field. Any words of apology to the fans? Please see GOLDEN, Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 The enemies of freedom According to my calculations, summer is half over. I am not quite sure how this came about but the calendar has never lied to me before. It has confused me and taunted me but it has never lied to me. Looking at my calendar I can see no lazy days of summer noted anywhere in the foreseeable future. I am not sure if this is an oversight on my part and that I should have at least penciled in one lazy day of summer or if those lazy days of summer are a thing of the past. I sure hope it is not the latter. I can hardly imagine a world without any lazy days of summer. It just would not be summer in my opinion. This probably is the price people pay for getting old. When I was young most of my summer was filled with lazy days where I practiced the fine art of doing nothing. Oh how I yearn for the return of those good old days of yesteryear. Someone once told me, Sonny, dont ever grow old. At the time, I did not know what he meant. I assumed he was referring to his loss of hair or arthritis in his joints or forgetting things. I thought that was what it meant to grow old. He meant nothing of the sort. Now that I am old, I understand exactly what he was warning. There is no doubt in my mind; he was bemoaning the fact that his lazy days were gone. Perhaps, he was envious of the fact that at the time I had loads and loads of lazy days on my hands. I did not know just how rich I was. Now I do, but it is too late. Where have all those lazy days gone? I was whining about this to the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage hoping to get some empathy at least. Instead of sympathizing with me, all she did was look at me and say in that tone of voice that I know so well, You just want an excuse to do nothing. To which I replied most sharply, I dont need an excuse to do nothing, all I need is an opportunity. Thinking about what I said I discovered there was more wisdom in that one sentence than anything else I have ever said. I had to sit in the corner for a few moments recovering from the shock of saying something with wisdom in it. I probably say many things with wisdom in it without even thinking. In fact, I am good at saying many things without thinking. Although I may not be good at a wide variety of things, I have mastered the art of doing nothing. I can do nothing better than I can do anything. Of course, I do not have too many opportunities to do anything; I have more opportunities to do nothing. If I had my choice, I would rather do nothing than anything. My philosophy is simply this, why be good at nothing and not put it to good use? I have invested a lot of time and energy into doing nothing and I am concerned that not having an opportunity to do nothing I might forget the finesse associated with that art. I do not get a chance very often to do nothing so I am anxious to practice the skills associated with nothing. In this regard, my calendar has not been very cooperative. Where are those lazy days of summer where I can do nothing? Not only has my calendar not been cooperative but also my wife has been the epitome of obstruction in this pursuit of mine. Just when I think a lazy day is looming on the horizon, she comes up with something for me to do. Even though all I wanted to do was nothing, she insists that I do her something. Either I do her something or else. I do not want to do her or else for nothing. Those lazy days of summer were the perfect opportunity to perfect the fine art of doing nothing. Regretfully I have to honestly face the fact that those times are far behind me. No more lazy days of summer for me. At least not as many as there used to be. The old preacher in Ecclesiastes was right when he said, To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV). I can look back with a sense of satisfaction and know that when I did have those lazy days of summer I put them to good use and developed skill in doing nothing. I know before me are some days when I will not have the strength or energy to do anything, then my ability to do nothing will come in good use. I think it is quite important to live in the time at hand. The apostle Paul understood this when he wrote, And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. (Romans 13:11 KJV). Now that I am older, (and whos to say how much older I will get) I can say with a good deal of expertise, never grow old. By that I mean, never forget those lazy days of summer. 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 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Whatever happened to those lazy, hazy days of summer? With new students and new schedules this year, parents may wish to visit their childs school during orientation sessions. These events give parents and students the opportunity to become accustomed to their new or returning school outside normal class hours. They also offer advance notice of class schedules, bus routes and stop times, extra-curricular activities, and other school-related opportunities. Heres a listing of orientation dates and times by school in the western part of the county. New students, especially kindergarten-aged children, may register for school now. Dunnellon Elementary, Friday, Agu. 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Dunnellon High, Thursday, Aug. 15, 5 to 8 p.m. Dunnellon Middle, Thursday, Aug. 15, 5 to 7 p.m. Hammett Bowen Elementary, Friday, Aug. 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Horizon Academy at Marion Oaks, Friday, Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Legacy Elementary, Friday, Aug. 16, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Liberty Middle, Grade 6, Saturday, Aug. 10, by mailed invitation; Grade 7-8, Friday Aug. 16, noon. Marion Oaks Elementary, Friday, Aug. 16, 1 to 3 p.m. Saddlewood Elementary, Friday, Aug. 16, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. West Port High School, Saturday, Aug. 17, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Schools also hold open houses in the weeks following the first day of school. For more information, contact each school directly. Schools schedule orientation Read the classifieds

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Thursday, Aug. 8 Food and toiletry drive at Ocala PalmsThe Ocala Palms Worship Community is sponsoring a non-perishable food and toiletry drive to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services on Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Ocala Palms Clubhouse. If needed, someone will come to your home to pick up items. Or, if you will not be at home on the 8th but wish to make a donation, that, too, will be arranged. Call Aubrey Gardner at 352-622-7358 with questions or to schedule a pickup. Please give whatever you are able as the need in Ocala is profound. Your gifts will be very much appreciated.Democrat Ladies to meetLadies Democratic Club of Marion County members will meet on Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. at Democratic headquarters, 601 S.W. 1st Ave. Special guest speaker is Susan Smith, who will speak on current issues affecting women and Democrats. She is president of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida. Since 2003, she has been a fulltime progressive activist, serving as an organizer for DFA Tampa Bay, and chair of the Campaign and Legislative Committees for the Hillsborough Democratic Party. Susan is on the advisory board of Progress Florida. She is also a board member of Tiger Bay Club of Tampa. Susan volunteers with Awake the State, Planned Parenthood, and the parent-led education reform community in Florida. She also serves on the Legislative and Clubs and Caucuses Committees of the Florida Democratic Party. Susan is married to Norwood Smith, and is the mother of two adult sons. She graduated from the University of Tennessee and is a former teacher For information, contact club President Angie White at 352-229-0629 or headquarters at 352-402-9494.Saturday, Aug. 10 Ocala Youth Symphony auditionsAuditions for the 15th season of the Ocala Youth Symphony will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 17 at First Christian Church, 1908 S.E. Fort King St. by appointment only. Call 352-854-7989 to schedule an audition. We play all styles of music, classical, contemporary, pop and jazz.Sunday, Aug. 11 German American Club anniversaryThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its 16th anniversary dinner/dance on Sunday, Aug. 11, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes pork schnitzel, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. Music will be provided by Joan and Jess! Bring your own beverage. Semi-formal attire is required. Tickets are $16 per member and $20 per nonmember. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Friendship fellowship luncheonBring a friend and a side dish and, immediately following the Worship Service, join in as we share an Italian Feast in Christian Fellowship. Remember, first time visitors go to the head of the line to enjoy this tasty potluck meal. Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Tuesday, Aug. 13 Mac user group to meetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m. N.C. Sizemore reviews local repair facilities for the Mac at this months meeting. Tech tips will follow his presentation. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check our website at http://ocalamug.org for additional information.Wednesday, Aug. 14 Ocala Art Group to meetThe Ocala Art Group meets on the second Wednesday of the month and is open to the public. The social hour is at 11 a.m. and meeting and demonstration begin at noon at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd. in Ocala. The guest artist for Aug. 14 is Don Borie, a portraiture artist and commercial graphic design artist for 30 years plus. He is a master of oil and pastel mediums, having captured personalities for commissions and illustrations.Thursday, Aug. 15 SPCA meeting scheduledThe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Marion County will meet on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks in Friendship Center on State Road 200. The meeting is open to everyone in the community. Please call 352-362-0985 for information or directions. We will have a special guest speaker from Back to the Wild wildlife rescue in Dunnellon.Air Force group to meetThe August meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This will be our fall planning meeting. For information, call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Master the Possibilities catalogMaster the Possibilities Center for Lifelong Learning caps off its eighth year of operation with the fall 2013 catalog. These classes are all open to the public. The fall catalog will be available at the Master the Possibilities Center, Freedom Public Library and the Dunnellon Library on Thursday, Aug. 15. The catalog will also be available online at www.masterthepossibilites.com. Students may register online, by phone (352-854-3699) or at the Center, located at 8415 S.W. 80th St. in Circle Square Commons, Ocala. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 7, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, August 7, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EZZO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 amChildrens Church 8:50 am3801 US N. 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GEM INI ( May 21 to J une 20) Consider stepping away from your concentrated focus on your new project for a bit so you can get some perspective on what youve done and where you plan to take it. CA NC ER (June 21 to J uly 22) The understandably angry Crab might not want to accept the reason why someone might have tried to hurt you. But at least youll have an insight into why. LE O (July 23 to Aug 22) There might be some facts you need to know before leaping onto center stage. Best to move carefully at this time so that you can observe whats happening around you. VIRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) Its a good time to expand your outlook by getting out and around, whether you do some long-range traveling or explore the great things to see closer to home. L IBRA ( Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your wise counsel continues to be needed as that family situation works itself out. Meanwhile, the decisions you made on your job begin to pay off quite nicely. SCORPI O ( Oct. 23 to N ov 21) Your job situation brightens thanks to all your hard work. Now, spend some time repairing a personal relationship you might have neglected for too long. SAGITT A RIUS (Nov 22 to Dec. 21) Aspects favor action in the workplace. Line up your facts and show your superiors why youre the one theyre looking for. CAP RICORN ( Dec. 22 to J an. 19) Your hard work pays off on the job. Personal relationships also can benefit from more of your time and attention. Spend the weekend with loved ones. A QU A RIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) Early feedback on your project might be disappointing. But dont be discouraged. Use it to make needed adjustments, then submit it to your superiors again. PI SCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) Flattery could lure the otherwise sensible Fish into making an unwise decision. Be careful. All that praise might be an attempt to reel you in before you can learn the facts. BO RN THIS WEEK: You have a wonderful sense of who you are. 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The enemies of freedom depend on apathetic and compliant victims. I didnt think that could happen here, is the oft repeated mantra of those who sat idly by while the enemies of freedom proceeded on their despicable quest unimpeded. The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing, was fittingly noted by Edmund Burke in the late 1700s. The march of oppression starts with the suppression of small freedoms under the pretext that the actions are being taken for the welfare of the people. This process is designed to condition you to accept the loss of freedom as necessary for your wellbeing. This devious strategy is repeated over and over as one freedom after another vanishes until every aspect of your life is controlled. Dont be deceived by the enemies of freedom. The enemies of freedom hide behind a veil of benevolence. They create an illusion of working on your behalf while they are simultaneously striving to subjugate you. They take advantage of your trust and exploit your disbelief that someone could actually be so malicious. When their motives or actions are questioned, their vehement denials are convincing enough to earn an award for their persuasive public performance. If you want to live in freedom then you must protect and defend it. If you sit on the sidelines, the enemies of freedom will take over and destroy your freedom. And yes, it could, and is happening here. Let you voice be heard. Speak up and speak out against those who are determined to take your freedoms. Talk to your friends and neighbors to get them involved. On the local, state, and federal levels, let your elected public servants know how you feel. Support people who act to protect your freedoms and rally against those who do not. Freedom is your right. No one has the right to take it from you. History has proven that the enemies of freedom will prevail unless you stop them.Bryan is the author of Dare to Live Without Limits. 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O ur i ns ur an ce c om pa ny w il l wo rk w it h us t o ri gh t Our insurance company will work with us to right th e fi na nc ia l lo ss o f yo ur i te ms Pl ea se c on ta ct u s the financial loss of your items. Please contact us a t 35 240 100 01 at 352-401-0001. A s ou r st or e re ma in s cl os ed we a sk t ha t yo u As our stor e remains closed, we ask that you ha ve p at ie nc e wi th u s as w e wo rk t hr ou gh t hi s have patience with us as we work thr ough this pr oc es s. process. Je ff a nd J od y Jeff and Jody limits at which further water withdrawals would be significantly harmful to the water resources or ecology of the area. Heres the flash point: SWFWMD says that a certain additional amount of degradation of our river waters is acceptable; the citizen group says absolutely not; Its gone too far already. Save Our Springs NOW contends that the OFW law should prevail, which will support the goal of recovery and restoration of the local rivers and springs. Whats next? The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has set a hearing for Sept. 10 at the water district office in Brooksville to consider this legal challenge. The full-day session begins at 8:30 a.m. The citizen group gets two hours, the water district gets two hours, and after lunch, public presentations are accepted. Cant make it to the fullday session? You still can be involved. The comment period will remain open for two weeks. Send comments to ChassHomosassaMFL@dep.state.fl.us. This is important. Make your voice heard to support the protection and restoration of our most precious natural resource, our waters.Citrus County Chronicle EDIT ORIALcontinued from Page 8 Read the classifieds GOLDENcontinued from Page 1 The company also reaffirmed it is evaluating various sites for a new stateof-the-art, clean-burning natural gasfired plant. The agreement is subject to PSC approval. According to Dukes filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the company will continue pursuing a license for the Levy plant and recover related costs. The revised agreement represents an effective balance between moderating rate impacts to customers, providing clarity on recovery of past investments and allowing us to move forward with planning for Floridas energy future, said Alex Glenn, Duke Energy state president Florida. The most important thing to take away from this deal is this is going to provide longterm clarity for Florida customers including Citrus County and other stakeholders. Going forward it provides clarity related to CR3, great clarity in the Levy project and it provides great clarity on how we assess future generation needs. I think and believe, as do the other parties involved that it is an effective balance between moderating rates and recovering past investments. The Levy County project, off U.S. 19, north of the Cross Florida Barge Canal, west of Dunnellon near Inglis, has long been eyed as an economic stimulus for the entire region. But it also faced continuing opposition from environmental groups and various politicians. Im very much pleased with that turn of events, said Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda, D-Tallahassee. People are starting to realize nuclear is not the answer for the environment, for the economy, not for jobs or national security. She has been an active opponent of nuclear cost recovery, has authored bills to repeal it and intends to file again next session. The problem is we did not repeal it, she said. Collection of the fees goes on. We need to stop them from collecting the fees and go from there. A bill was signed into law this year putting new requirements on how utilities can recover costs for proposed nuclear plants. It appears to give the PSC wider discretion in approving future cost recovery. It also narrows the definition what costs can be recovered and sets time limits. Regarding the Levy plant, Duke has argued the bill was not intended to be applied retroactively to preconstruction costs. State issues aside, the Levy plant appeared poised for 2014 license approval by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after clearing environmental hurdles. However, the agency has put new nuclear licenses on hold until it resolves the issue of disposing of nuclear waste. The project was under fire from the Florida Ecology Party and other environmentalists for proposed use of more 1.5 million gallons of ground water a day. I am absolutely thrilled, said Cara Campbell, ecology party chair. It is nice to know after what I consider a pathetic ruling by the ASLB (Atomic Safety and Licensing Board) did not give credibility to our evidence and rubber-stamped it. One of the major components of the revised settlement agreement includes extending the companys current base rate freeze an additional two years, through the end of 2018. NUCLEARcontinued from Page 1 Second World War. He went to Britain, from America, flew in a Spitfire squadron, and was killed in a training flight on December 11, 1941, at the young age of nineteen. The sonnet was written on the back of a letter to Magees parents in Washington, D.C. just before his death. It was brought back to attention when President Ronald Reagan quoted it in 1986 when he was referencing the men and women of the United States Space Program and their accomplishments. The poem always makes me teary-eyed for many reasons. Thinking about how people in space must feel as they look back at our beautiful planet makes the Atlantis Exhibit even more aweinspiring and worth the trip to see for me personally. I hope that my neighbors will excuse my writing about my personal trip which is written with the hope that many more FFV grandparents will go to allow their grandchildren the opportunity to FFVcontinued from Page 2 experience the history of United States Space Program another reason to be proud of our U.S.A. Read the classifieds Monday, Aug. 19 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354, will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt at 352-322-5966.Wednesday, Aug. 21 Flag football signup at Joy Its time to get ready for some fall football! Registration is now open for all boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade, of Marion County and Ocala, for Upward Flag Football or Cheerleading. Registration forms are available from the church office between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Registration should be completed before Aug. 21 when individual evaluations begin. The cost is $65 for football and includes a jersey, belt and flags, car magnet and end-ofseason award. Cheerleading costs $65 and includes a uniform, megaphone, poms, hair ribbon, car magnet and end-of-season reward. Football shorts and Cheerleading turtle necks are optional. Cleats are recommended. Scholarships are available. Practice begins Tuesday, Sept. 10 and the first game is Saturday, Sept/ 28 at Joy Lutheran Church Hope Field. The last game and award ceremony is Saturday, Nov. 23. Upward is a nondenominational Christian sports ministry where every child plays, learns and is a winner. So come on out and join the fun. Volunteers are needed to help coach, referee, assist, time keep and work with the participants in either football or cheerleading. 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S TORE OF SO METHING FOR EVERY ONE Linens, Clothing, Furnitur e, Appliances and More T HRIFT S TORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 T uesday Sa turda y 10am-5pm On a recent very special trip from our lovely Fairfield Village over to the Kennedy Space Center, my 15-year-old granddaughter and I had some interesting conversations while riding in my little yellow VW convertible. That trip will always linger in my memory. I can only hope that she will remember it fondly as well. Since I cannot seem to avoid making silly jokes, I remarked that the KSC shortened name makes me think of a bucket of fried chicken. It only took a moment for Olivia to get it. I think that todays teens might be considerably more sharp than they appear to be on the surface just as we seniors probably were also more sharp than our parents or other adults thought us to be some 40 to 70 years ago in the preelectronic/space age. After we checked into our hotel and ventured over to the space center, our first stop just inside the main gate at KSC was not to a counter to order original or extra crispythough we laughingly considered that we might order chicken fingers when it came lunchtime. It was, rather, to an exhibit whose name was not lost to me as ironic for my generationEarly Space Center. That exhibit brought back pleasant and yet still frightening images to my mind as I recalled my feelings about of the Apollo 7 pioneer space travelers courage and bravery. I clearly remember seeing them blast off into space with no history of earlier flights to rely on. Thankfully, my granddaughter showed an appreciation for the remarkable early space program and its unprecedented nature in the 1960s. I would have been very disappointed if she had said anything like what I heard another teen remark to her parent (or maybe grandparent): Can we go now? This is boring! Really? Have we come that far already? The newly opened exhibit of the Atlantis Space Shuttle captured literally the entire afternoon for us. I cannot begin to do it justice in words. I would just encourage all of us seniors to take that relatively short drive over to the Cocoa Beach area with or without our grandchildren. If you do decide to take the grandchildren and if the enormity of space history is lost to them, you can always go to the beautiful Cocoa Beach, which, no doubt, will be enjoyable by those from the age of 1 to 21. Hopefully, by the time young people reach the age of 21, they will begin to fully comprehend the history of Floridas Space Coast and the enormously intelligent men and women who were part of the United States Space Program. The approximately 2-hour drive from the entrance The entrance to the Atlantis attraction. A visit to Kennedy Space Center Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal of our Fairfield Village community is much more than worth it! as I was gratified to hear my granddaughter say upon our return. I was even more thrilled when I overheard her telling a friend on the phone that it was a totally great trip. You have to come to Florida to see that space stuff that I saw. Others of the FFV community have visited the KSC probably long before I did my first time some 4 years ago when I had just moved to Fairfield Village from Georgia. I was thoroughly intrigued then, but that visit did not come close to producing the awe that I felt at seeing the Atlantis exhibit this time. Being able to stand under the real Atlantis which I had been fortunate enough to see blast off from the Space Coast on its last voyage, brought tears of totally unexpected appreciation once again. I could not keep from reminding Olivia of the exquisite poem High Flight that recorded John Gillespie Magees feelings about his flying experience just prior to the United States entry into World War II. The following excerpt seems to put it all into perspective at least for mean appreciative onlooker from FFV a lively place filled with lovely people who probably have loved the following lines as much as I have with or without their having a United States Navy career pilot in the family. Oh I Have Slipped The Surly Bonds of Earth... Put Out My Hand And Touched the Face of God This Excerpt is from the poem High Flight, a sonnet written by John Gillespie Magee who was a very young pilot with the Royal Canadian Air Force in the Please see FFV, Page 3 Ladies, do you like to dress up and have fun? If so, come join the Red Hot Fillies of the Meadow. One of our ladies, Dottie Hefferon, invited us to her home for a tea last week. Anyone who arrived not wearing a hat, Dottie provided one. The food was delicious, especially the lemon curd for the angel food cake! Fourteen of us enjoyed the time together talking, laughing, and getting acquainted with new people. Would you believe that while chatting about where they have lived, Dixie Marchant and Maria Molica discovered they went to the same high school and were even in school at the same time the school was in the Miami area! You never know who you might run into here in Quail Meadow! The next Red Hat meeting will be a lunch at The Apple Restaurant sometime in September more about this later. Attention all ladies of QM: The August luncheon is Friday, Aug. 9, at The Apple Restaurant. Please call Pat Tobin for reservations. Do you like to gamble? How about a day trip to Cape Canaveral and spending the day on a ship? A group trip is planned for Monday, Aug. 12. The trip includes round-trip bus trip from Ocala Palms, a hot buffet lunch aboard the ship, $20 in play money, and free Dress up and have fun with Red Hot Fillies Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 12 Queen Pat Talley and Dottie Hefferon.

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........5 Stone Creek........7 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 19 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, August 7, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only.BATTERIESFREEHEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRSPREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES99Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only.0%FINANCINGONE WEEK ONLY!12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales.ANOTHER LOCATION INSIDE CRYSTAL RIVER MALL (NEXT TO K-MART) Dickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall(352) 237-1665 Rickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200)(352) 291-1467 Inside E 1 Travel With Confidence . Miracle Ear Will Be There.Over 1,200 locations nationwide! ATTENTION U.S. RESIDENTSCHECK QUALIFICATION CALL352-291-1467 WALK-INS WELCOME! New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) Call for a FREE demo today! FREE HEARING AIDS Fits Hearing Loss of 30 DB Commissioners plan meeting at Station 20Residents in northwestern Marion County will soon have an opportunity to speak with county leaders closer to home. The Marion County Board of County Commissioners is hosting a town hall meeting on Friday, Aug. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Marion County Fire Rescue Station 20 (3600 N.W. 70th Ave. Road, Ocala). The County Commission is holding a series of town hall meetings to meet and speak with residents in their districts and provide an update on county activities; this is the fifth town hall meeting scheduled in a 10-meeting series. For more information on the town hall meetings, please contact the Commission Office at 352-438-2323. BY PAT FAHERTY Citrus County ChronicleAfter five years and an estimated $1 billion, Duke Energy is canceling the proposed Levy County nuclear plant. The two-reactor plant was expected to cost between $18 billion and $24 billion with estimated in-service dates of 2024 and 2025. During the first six months of 2013, Duke spent approximately $59 million on the project and hoped to recover approximately $106 million from customers in 2014 to cover preconstruction costs. Dukes request for advanced nuclear funding for the Levy was to be considered by Public Service Commission next week. The PSC was also considering Dukes request for $69 million to cover costs associated with the increase in output previously planned for the retired Crystal River nuclear plant. But Dukes announcement on terminating the engineering, procurement and construction contract for the Levy nuclear project is only part of a detailed revised settlement agreement filed Thursday with the PSC. Developed with the Office of Public Counsel and other consumer advocates, the revisions to the 2012 settlement agreement contains provisions related to the CR3, the proposed Levy nuclear project, CR1 and CR2 coal units and future electricity needs in Florida. Company pulls plug on nuke plant PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKWound Care CenterMunroe Regional Medical Center opened a Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Center in Cala Hills Professional Park, just off Southwest 19th Avenue Road, last week. The facility is a referral center only, not for walk-in patients. Above, Steve Purvis, CEO of Munroe, cuts the ribbon, while below the Hyperbaric Chamber is explained to visitors by Dwayne Clark, RN. BY JIM CLARK EditorAttendees at the League of Women Voters forum last week got to here some stories about the inner workings of county government, courtesy of Dr. Lee Niblock, county administrator. Speaking before a small crowd at Master the Possibilities in On Top of the World, Niblock echoed some of the statistics that were presented the previous month by the property appraiser. Some sectors are still in great recession, he told the audience, mixing in some down-home humor with the facts about the county. Commissioners recently voted to advertise a tax increase, but also promised that they would drop that number back come September. Under the law, once an amount is advertised, it can be lowered, but cannot be raised. Youre going to hit the ceiling and go through the roof, he told the crowd, predicting how they would react when they get their TRIM (truth in millage) notice later this month, but emphasized again that commissioners said the increases wouldnt stand. He said that the county operates at a high level. When were at the Florida Association of Counties, were approached by other counties asking How do you do it? He said that some folks have not learned to live within their means. Niblock noted that the county has consolidated a lot of functions. He said that some people want the county to be run like a business, but said that the county isnt there to make a profit, but is there to spend your money wisely. The county needs the taxes to operate, he added, because you cant give everything away somebody has to pay for it. He said the county and other agencies are very much unified in our economic development. He gave a couple of quotes that were worth remembering for the audience: A great idea at a wrong time is not a great idea. Holding the line for another year is not a bad thing. He was assisted by Jeannie Rickman, who runs the Citizens Academy, a class where people can learn the workings of county government. Registration opens in early January for the Academy, which runs from March to May. Also handed out was information on Growth Services, Economic Development, Fiscal Facts, a booklet which serves as a guide to the government, and the countys publication, County Connection. While street corner and underpass solicitors are no longer as evident, they always unfairly constituted the public face for many of the thousands of homeless and near homeless living among us right here in Marion County. The fields and the forest shelter numberless destitute sleeping in tents, vehicles or with the fire ants when extra couches, cheap motels and limited community resources are no longer available and hope is extinguished by the feeling of helplessness. The Friday Forum will examine both the public and hidden faces of the homeless and the sources of aid available when the speaker/ luncheon group next meets at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 9 at Buffet City, State Road 200 at MLK Jr. Blvd. in Ocala. The all inclusive $10 charge is payable directly to the restaurant. Currently scheduled speakers include Karla Grimsley, executive director of Interfaith Emergency Services, and Suzanne McGuire homeless children liaison for Marion County Public Schools. In addition to statistical and economic examinations of the impact the homeless have upon our community, current clients and a graduate of local services who soon will be studying for the ministry will show the human faces of need as they tell their stories. Please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert (352-873-9970) or Jan Lentz (352-425-6219) for more information. RSVPs would be appreciated. Friday Forum planned on Aug. 9 to study local homeless situation Please see NUCLEAR, Page 3 Administrator gives residents verbal tour of county government Niblock Dog training classes offeredMarion-Alachua Dog Training Association (MADTA) is offering a variety of dog training classes. We are a non-profit organization, open to the public. Our training building is located at the SoutheasternLivestock Pavilion. Club activities include training classes ranging from Puppy Kindergarten through Advanced levels of obedience, Rally classes and Agility. We also offer conformation classes. Our intent is to help owners teach their dogs simple commands and good manners. We are pleased to offer two new classes for the Summer Session. Laps of Love First time offered by MADTA. Basic manners for small dogs. Dogs must be 18 months or older and up to 25 lbs. Classes offered weekly, beginning 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 4 lessons $50. Proof of vaccinations required. MADTA Training facility, SE Livestock Pavilion. Advanced registration, limited Space. For info please call 352-369-5551. Prep class for CGC test (Canine Good Citizen Award). Good manners at home and in the community will be taught for this 10-step test. Sharpen your skills to pass this certified AKC Program. Classes offered weekly, beginning 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 or 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1. Four lessons $50 Last class is test and certification. Proof of vaccinations required. MADTA Training Facility, SE Livestock Pavilion. Limited Space. For info please call 352-3695551. Check out our website www.madta.org for more information and calendar of events and classes. drinks while you are in the gaming roomsall of this for $40. If you are interested please call Jetta Hanover at 352-4011850. Plans are in the works for New Years Eve. If you think you would like for the social committee to have a party at the clubhouse, please let Marion Gartman, Carol Mowrey, or Carolyn Slocumb know of your interest. If we are to have outside entertainment, we need to engage someone very soon. August 6, 1945 a day many of us will never forget! Sixtyeight years ago on this date was when the Atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. A Uranium bomb (which weighed in at over 4 and 1/2 tons) nicknamed Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima. The Aioi Bridge, one of 81 bridges connecting the seven-branched delta of the Ota River, was the aiming point of the bomb. Ground Zero was set at 1,980 feet. At 0815 hours, the bomb was dropped from the Enola Gay. It missed by only 800 feet. At 0816 hours, in the flash of an instant, 66,000 people were killed and 69,000 people were injured by a 10 kiloton atomic explosion. The point of total vaporization from the blast measured one half of a mile in diameter. Total destruction ranged at one mile in diameter. Severe blast damage carried as far as two miles in diameter. At two and a half miles, everything flammable in the area burned. The remaining area of the blast zone was riddled with serious blazes that stretched out to the final edge at a little over three miles in diameter. On August 9,1945, Nagasaki fell to the same treatment as Hiroshima. Only this time, a Plutonium bomb nicknamed Fat Man was dropped on the city; 39,000 were killed, over 25,000 were injured. These two events marked the beginning of the end of World War II. QUAILcontinued from Page 11 A group of the Red Hot Fillies. Maria Mollica, Joan Christopher, Jan Johnson, and Barbara Fife. Carol Sjogren, Barbara Fife, and Jan Johnson.