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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Happenings..........4 Quail Meadow......7 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 21 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, August 21, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000FRO0 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART We Sell Trojan Batteries Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to Veterans l abor & parts excluding batteries BUY SELL TRADE SERVICE FREE pickup within 5 miles 6-V 6-V T605 T605 only $ 499 only $ 499 8-V 8-V T875 T875 only $ 639 only $ 639 12-V 12-V T1275 T1275 only $ 649 only $ 649 6-V 6-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 399 $ 399 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 549 $ 549 2013 Club Car Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 4,995 Fully Loaded Ready to go Golfing $ 5,995 2011 Club Car Remanufactured BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE Largest Selection In Ocala! New 8 Tires $39.95 Used 8 Tires Only $20 L ow es t Lowest Pr ic es i n Prices in Oc al a! Ocala! White powder mailings spread through county determined that it contained corn starch as well. The Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received suspicious package reports from the jail, the superintendents office and the Star Banner at 1:08 p.m., 1:14 p.m. and 1:31 p.m. respectively. These packages were not opened and were also analyzed by MCFRs Hazmat crew. The package at the Star Banner revealed trace amounts of radiation. However, this could be caused by several factors and does not pose a health threat to individuals at the Star Banner or the surrounding area; the other packages were negative. All five suspicious packages will be sent to the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories in Jacksonville for further testing. The suspicious packages that were opened were sealed on the back with a red heart sticker and contained post cards as well as a powdery substance. In response, the county stopped delivery for Friday of internal and incoming mail to the Board of County Commissioners departments and offices in an effort to protect both staff and citizens in county buildings. Marion County Fire Rescue provided mutual aid to Ocala Fire Rescue and cooperated with several local agencies regarding suspicious packages received at the Ocala Police Department, the Marion County Courthouse, the Marion County Jail, the Marion County Superintendent of Schools office and the Ocala Star Banner. No one was treated for exposure and there are no injuries due to these packages. MCFRs Shady Station 16 Hazmat Team responded to a suspicious package call at the Ocala Police Department at 11:09 a.m. The crews used specialized monitors to rule out biological, explosive, chemical and radiological agents and determined the substance to be corn starch through a subsequent test. Shortly after, at 12:07 p.m., MCFR responded to a suspicious package call at the Marion County Courthouse. MCFR firefighters analyzed this package and Potluck at Fairfield VillageNeighbors in Fairfield Village enjoyed lots of good food and good fun on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the "Southern Comfort Food" potluck dinner held in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. A large number attended and enjoyed playing some "Southern States Games" and winning some southern-themed door prizes provided by Priscilla Barnett and those who assisted her with the enjoyable gathering. See column and more photos on Page 2. BY JIM CLARK EditorMembers of the State Road 200 Coalition heard from Marion County Fire Rescue Monday about recent personnel changes, and also got to see a pair of firefighting vehicles up close. Division Chief James Banta told the audience that the personnel switch between Station 21, the Friendship Station located near Lowes just off SR 200, and Station 20, which is just off U.S. Highway 27 on what is basically 80th Avenue extended, was completed on Saturday, Aug. 10. Two new ladder trucks were added to the MCFR fleet, one at Station 21. We chose 21 because of the amount of population growth, Banta said, adding that the hospital and the big box stores were also part of the equation. The reason the crews were switched, he said, was because of the tech rescue personnel that would go with the ladder truck. It only makes sense, being that the crew had additional training, he said, emphasizing that he wasnt slighting the former Station 21 crew. Answering a question from the audience, he said the standard response time is 8 minutes, 59 seconds, and that the standard was achieved percent of the time. He was also asked why two or three vehicles respond to things such as medical calls, and he emphasized that by doing so the needed resources were sent to the scene. As soon as it is determined that a truck or its personnel were not needed, they are released to go back into service and answer other calls. He said the dispatchers have access to a screen that shows where every truck in the county is, and that the three Station 20 firefighters transferred Please see STATION Page 3 House burns in OcalaA lightning strike during an intense thunderstorm caused a residential structure fire Saturday evening. An alert neighbor noticed the fire and called 911. Firefighters with Ocala Fire Rescue responded to 2202 N.E. 38th Terrace at 7:12 p.m. and arrived within minutes to quickly contain the fire to the attic. The homeowner who later arrived to the scene told fire officials he was not at home when the fire began. According to Battalion Chief Shane Alexander, firefighters quickly extinguished the attic fire and covered furniture inside the home with waterproof tarps to protect them from further damage. A building inspector with the city of Ocala who also responded deemed the house uninhabitable until the electrical system is checked and repairs are made. Damage to the $150,000 house is estimated at $8,000. In the accompanying photo firefighters work on the roof to ensure the fire is extinguished and cover a hole to prevent rain from entering the house. Workforce Connection will hold a trio of job fairs Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Aug. 23 for those interested in applying for positions with Burlington Coat Factory, Caregiver Services and Custom Windows Systems. Combined, the companies plan to hire up to 250 fulland part-time employees. Each hiring event has different application requirements. For complete details, interested applicants should visit the calendar of events at www.WorkforceConnectionFL.com and search for job fairs. Burlington Coat Factory is one of Americas leading off-price retailers with more than 500 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Its Ocala store is slated to open Oct. 11 in the Shady Oaks Shopping Center. The retailer plans to hire 100-200 part-time positions, ranging from customer service and sales associates to supervisors. Interviews will take place Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Workforce Connections One-Stop Career Center, 2703 NE 14th St., in Ocala. Caregiver Services specializes in home healthcare and supplemental healthcare services for hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The company is seeking to add at least 21 independent contractors as Home Health Aides (HHAs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs). The recruiting event will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 from 1-3 p.m. at the College of Central Floridas University Center (building 41, room 112), 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala. Custom Window Systems, also known as Custom Windows & Doors, has been in business locally since 1986 and manufactures PVC and aluminum windows, doors and patio enclosures for new construction and replacement. The company is hiring 35 full-time production operators and material handlers. Application is by appointment only and will take place Friday, Aug. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Workforce Connections One-Stop Career Center. To schedule an appointment, send a current resume and contact information to lbenizzi@workforceconnectionfl.com. To expedite application on the day of the hiring events, interested job seekers should be registered with www.EmployFlorida Three hiring events set Singers neededOcala Harmony (Womens Barbershop Chorus) invites ladies who enjoy singing just for fun to visit our practice on Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. The group meets at College Park Church, off State Road 200, across from Paddock Mall. Please call Lynnie for more information at 352-8754811.Hospice volunteers needed\Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming a Gentiva Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Guide Dog VolunteersThe Guide Dog Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-687-4335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800-548-4337. Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-508-7465. News briefs

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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. TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD, CALL Toll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAY THROUGH 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 effort 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 W eek 44 For Each Additional W ord Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Cards Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS $5.12+ 44A WORD(Includes Online)= TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallT ollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY all autos with or without titles, an y condition.W e pay up to $20,000 & offer F ree T owing. 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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. LET US WORKFOR YOU!CA LL TOLL FREE1-87 7-67 6-14 03WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLA SSIFIEDSGET RESULT S! Footstep s Preschool a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Inverness is Seeking anExperienced and QualifiedDirectorThe Director is responsible for ensuring the delivery of a top quality early childhood education program which meets the developmental needs of the whole child and supports the family. Duties include curriculum development and implementation, parental communication and involvement, staffing management, facilities management, and financial oversight. Candidates must have a CDA, a Director s credential, and all required DCF training completed. Candidates must also have classroom teaching experience and the knowledge of and ability to infuse a love of Christian practices and values into the curriculum. Those interested in applying for the position may email a cover letter and resume to Rev. Sarah R. Campbell, Senior Pastor, at pastorsarah@invernessfirstumc.org. The deadline for submission is August 21, 2013. Footstep s license number is C05C10056. Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-87 7-67 6-140 3 Footstep s Preschool a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Inverness is HiringTEACHERSfor the 2013-2014 school year. This position is Monday through Friday. Applicants must have early childhood experience. This person would be required to have the 40/10 hours DCF training courses. Footsteps teachers must be mature and sensitive in working with children, parent s, and other staf f. Responsibilities include maintaining a loving Christian environment in which children may grow mentally spiritually, physically socially and emotionally. Other responsibilities include developing and implementing lesson plans and working as a team with the Footstep s staf f. Those interested in applying for the position may email a cover letter and resume to Rev. Sarah R. Campbell, Senior Pastor, at pastorsarah@invernessfirstumc.org. The deadline for submission is August 21, 2013. Footstep s license number is C05C10056. Footstep s Preschool a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Inverness is Hiring A:Lead VPK Teacherfor the 2013-2014 school year. This position is Monday thru Friday. Applicants must have a CDAor higher and a VPK endorsement. Footsteps lead teachers must be mature and sensitive in working with children, parent s, and other staf f. Responsibilities include maintaining a loving Christian environment in which children may grow mentally spiritually, physically socially and emotionally. Other responsibilities include developing and implementing lesson plans and working as a team with the Footstep s staf f. Those interested in applying for the position may email a cover letter and resume to Rev. Sarah R. Campbell, Senior Pastor, at pastorsarah@invernessfirstumc.org. The deadline for submission is August 21, 2013. Footstep s license number is C05C10056. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MA XIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSF OR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-87 7-67 6-14 03 Environmentally and health conscientious person needing a wholistic (wholesome) living arrangement. In order for me to accomplish my educational and work needs. Please help me! (252) 670-6677 LPNThe Centers is seeking LPN, Medical Assistant for our Lecanto Campus to work in outpatient medication management clinic assisting Psych ARNP with adult mentally ill population. A min of 2 yrs psych nursing exp preferred. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Psych ARNPThe Centers is seeking Florida Licensed Psychiatric Certified ARNP for our Lecanto Campus to work in outpatient clinic with mentally ill population. A min of 2 yrs related exp reqd. Submit Salary. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify NHSC approved site. For more info visit http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/ Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Somebody else wants it!Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE1-87 7-67 6-140 3Got something special you no longer use? Saturday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m., a large group of FFV neighbors braved the afternoon stormy weather to enjoy a lively gathering at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Southern Comfort Food was the theme for the event and lots of really good food enticed those present to come out and fill their plates with a wide variety of traditional Southern dishes. Red and white checked table cloths centered by vases holding crepe myrtle, cedar, magnolia, and American flags invited friends to sit and chat a bit before those sitting at the tables (named for each of the southeastern states) were called to come up and enjoy choosing their favorite foods. Foods included many of the traditional standards of southern fare: fried chicken, salads, vegetable/beef soup, redneck lasagna, chicken noodle soup, greens with pork, pinto beans and ham hocks, many excellent casseroles, cornbread and other breads, pecan pie, apple pie, cream pies, chocolate cake with cherry sauce, coconut cake, many kinds of cookies and pastries, sliced fresh vegetables, fresh fruit compote southern sweet tea, soft drinks (traditional Coca-Cola and Mountain Dew), and varieties of lemonade enFairfield Village celebrates Southern Comfort Food at potluck Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal ticed neighbors to fill and refill their plates and cups. The outlines of the 11 southeastern states were found on the individual tables and those seated at those tables were invited to join in a contest to name the state capitals and then to name as many of the cities/towns in that state as possible. The Virginia table won the contest by a considerable margin which caused some of the other tables to protest that there was an unfair advantage since the ultimate Virginian, Linda Ford, was seated at that table. Linda laughingly said, You should have picked your home state table if you wanted to win. All the people sitting at that table were awarded southern-themed prizes. Next, names were drawn from each table so that at least one prize was awarded to each table. Some of the prizes included, Cracker Barrel Sweet Tea, refrigerator magnets, salt and pepper shakers, lotions, water bottles, Moon Pies southern taffy, Goo Goo Clusters, and wooden train whistles. Ken Stiles was the winner of the 50/50 drawing. During and after the dinner, country music selections were played on the updated sound system in the main room of the clubhouse. Once the dinner was drawing to a close and a large number of friends volunteered for cleanup, several people joined around the piano and enjoyed some impromptu selections including Dixie and The Battle Hymn of the Republic. There was very definitely no animosity between the North and the South as everyone seemed to be having a really pleasant time in Fairfield Village, known as a lively place filled with lovely people. Shown in the photo, from the left, Sue Miller, Frann Glenney with granddaughter Lydia, Loretta Zang and Priscilla Barnett (Geissal). These ladies were part of the group who hosted the "Southern Comfort Food" potluck dinner on Saturday evening, Aug. 17. a.m. There will be an afternoon study session starting at 4 p.m. with Yiskor memorial prayers at 4:30 p.m. Closing prayers will begin at 5 p.m. with break the fast to follow. All services are held at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala, except for Rosh Hashanah day which will be held at the Stone Creek Grille. All are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. The Yiskor service is open to non-members. Membership in the congregation is required to attend services and a limited one-month option is available for $100 per person. For further information contact Judi Siegal, copresident at 352-237-8277 or email bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website bethisraelocala.org. Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, progressive, inclusive community affiliated with the Jewish Recontructionist Movement.Temple Bnai Darom Temple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, is offering complimentary tickets to High Holiday services conducted by Rabbi Harold Jaye, beginning with Erev Rosh Hashanah services at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4. To receive your complimentary tickets, please call Dorothy Howard at 352-687-1799 or e-mail tbdvp1@centurylink.net including your name, address, e-mail address, phone number and the number of tickets needed. Additional services begin Rosh Hashanah morning, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidre) services begin 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13. Yom Kippur morning services start 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Concluding services including Yiskor begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. RELIGIONcontinued from Page 5

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closest trucks to the site of a call are dispatched. After he spoke, Dave Heller of the Friendship Volunteer Firefighters told the audience that everything seems to be moving along well. Heller read a memo from another chief at last months meeting, and at that time he indicated that personnel didnt know they were being switched or what would happen to the volunteers trucks. Now the grass truck and rehab truck are still with the volunteers. Heller said the volunteers are still actively recruiting members. In the last month four have expressed interest, and two have applied. He said they are also looking for some retired folks who can answer calls during the day when many of the volunteers are working their regular jobs. He said that we respond to everything that is non-medically related. Heller said that the department had a fund drive, which they do once every two years. He cautioned people that neither the volunteers nor MCFR do any telephone soliciting people who get calls seeking money for the fire department should not contribute that way. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 21, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION 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. MIMIS 4414 SW College Rd. Mon., Aug. 19 & 26 9:00am Meal REDS RESTAURANT 8411 N. SR 200 Tue., Aug. 27 10:00am Meal BOB EVANS 11300 SW 95th Cir. Wed., Aug. 28 10:00am Breakfast HORSE & HOUNDS 6998 N. 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Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 99 Call for details Expires 8/31/2013 000FQPW AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 711185 DIALAPRO For Your Professional Needs For Your Professional Needs WEST MARION Messenger WEST MARION Messenger 000FMF6 000FMF6 T o our valued customers, Thanks to all of you who have called with words of encouragement and support after last months burglary Our insurance company continues to work with us in righting the financial loss of your items. Please contact us at 352-401-0001 if we have not heard from you since the July 29 burglary Our store currently remains closed as we work through the process. Please make it a point to join us for our Re-Grand Opening in early October Thank you, Jeff and Jody J&J J EWELERS 000FKLX 000FT0Q 35 223 6-3499 8585 St. Rd. 200 Unit 16 Ocala, FL Owners: Mik e and Sue Rossignol Selling Pr emium Cigars Pipes Tobac co Pr oducts and Fine Accessories Large Walk -In Humidor With Exc ellent Selection! On Pr emise Beer & Wine Now Av ailable! Lounge Ar ea for Customer s Purchase of $ 50 or Mor e Expir es 9/ 24 /13 WMM RLN SMC Read the classifieds STATIONcontinued from Page 1 PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAbove, Ladder Truck 21 was on display at the State Road 200 Coalition meeting. Below, firefighter Jon Ingram describes the trucks to visitors. Recent Senate VotesJames B. Comey, Jr. Nomination to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Vote Confirmed (93-1, 2 Present, 4 Not Voting) The Senate voted to confirm James B. Comey, Jr. to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a term of ten years. Comey, a former senior official at the Justice Department, succeeds Robert S. Mueller III, who served as director since 2001.Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted Not VotingByron Todd Jones Nomination to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Vote Confirmed (53-42, 5 Not Voting) On July 31, the Senate voted to confirm former United States district attorney Byron Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois was the lone Republican to vote for confirmation.Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted NOTransportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Cloture Vote Rejected (54-43, 3 Not Voting) The Senate failed to reach the 60 votes required to end debate on the fiscal year 2014 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill on August 1. Conservatives balked at the Senate Appropriations Committees inclusion of about $5.6 billion in spending more than current levels under the sequester. The $54 billion bill would be $2.3 billion more than the fiscal 2013 enacted level and $2.4 billion more than the Obama administrations request. Much of the additional spending in the Senate bill comes from in the form of roads funding. The Senate bill would provide $550 million for infrastructure project funds, known as TIGER grants, an increase of $51 million from the pre-sequester fiscal 2013 level. House appropriators provided no funds for the program. HOW THEY VOTED The bill also would create an account that would provide $500 million for repairing structurally deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and crucial highway corridors.Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted NOSamantha Power Nomination to be Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations Vote Confirmed (87-10, 3 Not Voting) In the final vote before August recess, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Samantha Power as U.S. Representative to the United Nations and the UN Security Council.Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted NORecent House VotesStudent Loan Interest Rates Passage Vote Passed (392-31, 10 Not Voting) On July 31, the House voted to concur with Senate amendments to a bill that permanently sets federal student loan interest rates. The measure, approved 392-31, culminated weeks of negotiation to reach a bipartisan deal after interest rates doubled for many loans on July 1. The bill annually would link the rates charged on new student loans to the rate paid in June on 10-year Treasury notes. The terms would apply to all new federal student loans, except for low-interest Perkins loans made to needy students. The premium charged in addition to the 10-year base rate would include 2.05 percentage points for subsidized and unsubsidized portions of undergraduate loans, 3.6 points for graduate loans, and 4.6 points for PLUS loans made to graduate students and parents of undergraduates. Rates would be capped at 8.25 percent, 9.5 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively, for the three classes of loans. The market-based rate system is similar to a plan proposed by the White House in its fiscal 2014 budget, and President Obama is expected to sign it.Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YESIranian Sanctions Passage Vote Passed (400-20, 1 Present, 13 Not Voting) House lawmakers voted 400-20 on July 31 to pass a bill aimed at reducing Irans oil exports and further isolating its economy. The bill would compel countries currently purchasing crude oil from Iran to reduce their combined purchases by a total of 1 million barrels per day within a year. Failure to comply would prompt a loss in those nations ability to obtain significant reduction sanction exemptions that let them continue to purchase Iranian oil. It also would expand the list of Iranian industries effectively blacklisted, further limit Irans access to overseas foreign currency reserves and impose additional shipping sanctions to limit Irans ability to engage in international commerce. Earlier in the week, Democratic and Republican sponsors of the bill brushed off pressure to delay the vote, saying that passage would send an important signal to Irans incoming president about the cost of continuing to advance a nuclear program.Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YESAffordable Care Act Implementation Passage Vote Passed (232-185, 16 Not Voting) On August 2, the House passed a bill designed to block the Treasury Department from enforcing key components of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The vote, the last before members left for August recess, represented the 40th time the House has passed measures to repeal or dismantle the health care reform law. Four Democrats voted for the measure, which was supported by all Republicans. The bill prohibits the Secretary of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing penalties the 2010 law would levy on those who do not purchase health insurance when the law goes into full effect in 2014. The vote culminated what House leaders dubbed Stop Government Abuse Week.Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Read the classifieds Recently, it was my privilege to go to a convention in Ohio in the middle of a large Amish/Mennonite community. I looked forward to this very much because I grew up in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, which has many Amish/Mennonite communities. I was expecting quite a bit as I packed my bags to leave. Are you sure you got everything? A phrase reiterated to me by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. To which I responded by saying, Yes, for the umpteenth time I got everything. This in and of itself was to guarantee me I would forget something, usually essential in my travel. Then when I get home, I will be reminded that I was reminded to make sure I got everything. Nothing, at this point, could deter my high-level expectation of going into an Amish/Mennonite community. My great eagerness was looking forward to indulging in one of my favorite desserts: the shoofly pie. Nobody makes shoofly pie quite like those wonderful Amish people. To make matters even more enticing, I would not have anybody sitting next to me reminding me I had enough shoofly pie. I fully intended to gorge myself on as much shoofly pie as my wallet could handle. In my book, there is no such thing as too much shoofly pie. I drove 15 hours to get to this little town in Ohio. Every mile creating anticipation for my dessert delicacy awaiting me in some Amish restaurant. I confess it has been a long time since I visited an Amish/Mennonite community. Even though I grew up in such a community some things a person tends to forget. The convention I was attending ended Sunday morning at lunch. I, being the grandiose Know-It-All, decided to skip the Sunday lunch and look for a restaurant to indulge in my delectable delicacy. The convention was wonderful and as I left the grounds, I did so with a lot of joy in each step. The thing I forgot was it was Sunday in an Amish/Mennonite community. If you have never been in such a community, let me inform you that on Sunday the only thing open are churches. I had forgotten this little tidbit. During the week, I made a list of several Amish restaurants. I had plans of visiting each of them before I left and having shoofly pie, a whole pie, in each restaurant. When I got to the first restaurant, it finally hit me. This was Sunday and everything in an Amish/Mennonite community was closed. I do not usually go to a restaurant on Sunday unless it is some special occasion. I was a little chagrined to realize everything was closed. This only heightened my anticipation of the shoofly pie delicacy awaiting me come tomorrow. At times it feels like tomorrow will never come, but eventually tomorrow came and I awoke with a song on my lips, a pang of hunger in my stomach and a desire to indulge in a shoofly delicacy. I finally arrived at my first Amish restaurant and I was drooling so much I could hardly tell the hostess I was just a party of one. Boy, what a party it was going to be. Being a gentleman, I contained myself as best I could and ordered a very scrumptious repast. Nobody can cook like those Amish women. Oh, what a lunch I had. I think what made it so wonderful was the dessert expectation hovering over me like an angelic halo. Just as I was finishing my lunch the lovely young waitress, all dressed in Amish attire, came by inquiring if I would like to see the dessert menu. Missing my Amish dessert Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 4

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No, I said with a delectable determination, I know exactly what I want for dessert. We exchanged smiles. I have no idea what she was smiling about; maybe the anticipatory tip. I knew what I was smiling about; the anticipatory dessert. I tried to contain myself and carefully pace out my instructions. Young lady, I said as calmly as possible, I will have a piece of shoofly pie. In fact, why dont you bring me the whole pie. And with that, I smiled. The waitress looked at me rather strangely and said, What kind of pie do you want? Being the kind of person that enjoys a good old-fashioned joke, I responded, Ha ha ha. A shoofly pie, if you please. Whats a shoofly pie? I can take a joke as well as anybody but there comes a time when all jokes need to be put aside and bring on the shoofly pie. This is an Amish restaurant, isnt it? Yes it is, she smiled patiently. Youve heard of a shoofly pie, havent you? No, Ive never heard of such a pie. I cannot tell you the depth of disappointment this brought to me. For weeks, I have been looking forward to some good old-fashioned shoofly pie. As it turned out, only the Amish/Mennonite in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, know anything about shoofly pies. Not all Amish are the same even though they look alike. The apostle Paul understood this kind of disappointment. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable (1 Corinthians 15:19 KJV). I have had many disappointments in life and many people have disappointed me, but I have found in Jesus Christ no disappointment whatsoever. All legitimate hope is in Jesus.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000FLY2 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford L awn Spray? THINK AG AIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. 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 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty might upset people, but you inevitably win admirers for having the courage to tell the truth when others are more likely to scramble for cover. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your efforts to defend your project begin to show favorable results. You should soon be able to win over even the most determined detractors who had lined up against it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You win praise for your selfless efforts in a very difficult situation. But be careful not to allow your generous nature to be exploited by those who have their own agenda. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A trusted colleague sheds light on a recent spate of puzzling workplace situations. This should give you the information you need to bring to your superiors attention. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A shift in workplace management could be helpful for talented Leos and Leonas who have been waiting to have their accomplishments rewarded by receptive leadership. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A misunderstanding between you and someone you care for should be corrected immediately. This relationship is too important to lose over a bruised ego. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A welcome piece of good news helps clear the air in a family situation. A job-related incident also eases as more information provides a clearer focus on the problem. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Quick action to heal bruised feelings pays off in a big way. Now youll be able to move forward with your plans without that problem holding you back. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your creativity combined with a positive attitude should give you a considerable edge in finding a way around the negativity youve run into. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) That sudden streak of stubbornness could cause some problems. Try to be more open to helpful suggestions and more flexible in making needed changes. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Now that that special relationship appears to be well and truly restored, you can spend more time dealing with those long-needed workplace changes. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A new opportunity sounds promising. But watch out for any conditions that might be attached. Before making a decision, ask that each be explained in detail. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be distracted by promises of good times, yet you ultimately reach the goals you set for yourself. SNYD ERcontinued from Page 3 Wednesday, Aug. 21 Flag f ootball s ignup 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-of-season 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. For more information contact Pastor Ed Holloway, 352-854-4509 ext. 223. Joy Lutheran Church is located at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Friday, Aug. 23 Two -day s ale at FellowshipFellowship Baptist Church you will sponsor a huge yard and bake sale on Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Proceeds will help the Youth attend a Christian event in September. Fellowship is located 7-1/2 miles west of I-75 (exit 354) on U.S. Highway 27 at the junction of 464B (across from the BP station). Any questions, please call 352629-5379.Sunday, Aug. 25 Moos e Lod ge to hos t auctionWest Marion Moose Lodge 2356 will host an auction Sunday, Aug 25 at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the lodges building fund. Donations for the auction are appreciated. A chicken dinner will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. the day of the auction. Tickets are $7. The Moose Lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St. For more information about the auction call 352-854-2200.Tuesday, Aug. 27 Breas t Cancer s upport groupThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) breast cancer support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 235, (multipurpose room) at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be a presentation on Lymphedema, a condition of the body causing a swelling in the limbs as a result of breast cancer surgery and removal of the lymph nodes. Raquel Delaney will have a presentation for us on recognizing the signs and symptoms of Lymphedema. If you have any questions, call Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904.Friday, Aug. 30 Spaghetti d inner plannedThere will be an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Friday, Aug. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children under 18 eat free. 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Thursday, Sept. 5 CERT training announcedA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an eight-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-812-0853. All applications must be in by Aug. 17.Saturday, Sept. 7 Murder mystery scheduledPlease join in a unique event, a murder mystery filled with deceit, backstabbing, fun and laughter. At the same time enjoy all you can eat burgers, hot dogs, fries, shakes and more as if at the local diner. Upon confirming your attendance you will be assigned a character as part of the mystery (should you find you are unable to attend please advise so that the character can be assigned to another attendee). Each character is a factor in the mystery and you will be involved in and important in finding the culprit and solving the mystery. All this excitement is on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. for $50 per person (including food) and supports the programs of Family Ministries of Florida and is tax deductible. For further information and tickets contact 813-6811942 Bob Sharp (ext. 23) or Steve Geise (ext. 24) or http://www.ccomc.org/. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Two-day stamp and coin showThe Florida Stamp Dealers Association and the General Francis Marion Stamp Club will host its annual Stamp and Coin Show on Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Circle Square Cultural Center, Top of the World, 8395 S.W. 80th St. Show will include coins for collectors as well stamps. Dealers will be available to appraise stamps, covers, coins and paper money. Members of the Stamp Club will also be on hand to explain the benefit of joining the club. A youth table will provide free stamps and related information for junior collectors. Ocala post office will attend on Saturday only with stamps and related items for sale. The General Francis Marion Stamp Club meets at 1 p.m. to buy, sell and trade on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Bank of the Ozarks, Southwest State Road 200. Doors open at noon. The club also meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church Library, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, starting at 7 p.m. For more information about the club, ocalagfmstampclub.com and for more information about the show, email h.rogg@verizon.net or call 727-364-6897.Sunday, Sept. 8 Concert at CountrysideThe Sounds of Joy, Gospel Singers to perform at Countryside Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. The first Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Sounds of Joy group presents gospel singing with a modern flair. This Ocala-based group of Gospel Singers have been performing for more than 23 years. They were originally known as the GloryBound Singers. They have performed throughout Florida and as far north as Portsmouth, Ohio, and as far west as Meridian, Mississippi. They will be performing several well known gospel tunes including A Little Song Coming On, Just a Little Talk with Jesus, Praying Man and Didnt I Walk on the Water. The public is invited and admission is free but donations would be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Wednesday, Sept. 11 Alzheimers caregivers seminarThe USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute, Brentwood at Fore Ranch Senior Living Community and Infinity Home Care are sponsoring a free community program, Alzheimers Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know Sept. 11 at Brentwood at Fore Ranch Senior Living Community, 4511 S.W. 48th Ave., Ocala. The program is designed for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimers disease. Topics will include Understanding Alzheimers Disease, Progress in Treatment, Communication Strategies, Managing Troublesome Behaviors and more. Whether you have just received the diagnosis or have been a caregiver for many years, this will be a day well spent. The program is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided. There is no charge but advanced registration is requested to reserve a seat. For more information or to register, please call (813) 974-4357 or toll free in Florida (800) 633-4563.Saturday, Oct. 5 Knights planning golf tournamentThe Knights of Columbus, Council 9649, is having its Annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Saturday, Oct. 5 (rain delay date is Saturday, Oct. 12). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. Door prizes and a chance to win Hole-in-One prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or 2 airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 21 at 352-5023093 for details and registration form.Saturday, Oct. 12 Barbecue dinner and car showCorvette Club of Marion County and the Ocala Elks Lodge will hold an Old Fashioned Chicken and Pork Barbecue Dinner sale and benefit car show on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ocala Elks Lodge 286 and the Corvette Club of Marion County have joined to raise funds for the following charities: The Florida Elks Children Therapy Services, Interfaith, Backpack Program (food for kids), and the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County. Elks Lodge phone number is 352-732-7091.Friday, Nov. 8 Buddy Poppies to be distributedVFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at Publix, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Gander Mountain, Lowes WinnDixie, Big Lots and I-Hop. Donations are appreciated with all proceeds going to veterans and local charities. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 21, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 8Wednesday, August 21, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000FG7F John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000FE2Q 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. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South SanctuaryAnglican Church 000EPLY is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Mailing powder accomplished what? Sometimes, you really have to wonder about people, their thinking, their mentality, to put it bluntly, their smarts. Last week, some genius sent envelopes to various governmentconnected entities and to a daily newspaper. The letters contained a white powder. From what weve read, there was an index card with the words stand your ground in the envelope with the white powder, which reportedly was some sort of corn starch. As the letters were being received, government was spending a lot of money. Hazmat units had to be called in, buildings were evacuated, private and public operations were disrupted. For what? To get on the list of how not to make friends and influence people? Among the areas to receive a letter was the Marion County Jail. Now why would you send this type of mail to the jail? Were they trying to scare the inmates? Somehow, inmates dont strike me as the fearful types. So what happens now? As of this writing no arrests have been announced, although we have a feeling that authorities have been diligently at work trying to track down the source. What wed like to see is the process become a federal offense. After all, the U.S. mail was used. Also, sending a white powder through the mail seems to us to be a terrorist act. It disrupted and frightened government workers. If we get an arrest, and we treat it as terrorist act, we can take the suspect and ship him out to Guantanamo Bay without fanfare. It might not stick and he (or she) might be released, but you can be sure that others so inclined would think twice about doing something this silly. Meanwhile, watch your mail, especially if your work in an office with public access. You wouldnt want to get any of that corn starch all over you. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLI GANREGIO NAL MANA GER: JOHN P RO VOS TEDIT OR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY BOB FRANKEN If youre a baseball fan, youre probably aware that major leaguers get to choose the song that blares from the speakers as they trudge to the batters box. What you hear is a genre variety of rap, country and some heavy metal. Some of the tracks are weird; others just loud. It would be appropriate if Alex Rodriguez came on to the chorus of Chance the Rappers Juice. Dont listen to the rest of it, because its offensive. Anyway, it isnt going to happen. This shtick has been featured in the movie Major League which, to some of us, is a silver-screen classic. In it, Charlie Sheen plays a Cleveland Indians pitcher with serious control issues. One of the funniest scenes in this truly sophisticated film is his entrance to The Troggs Wild Thing. What if the players in the contact sport of politics could do the same thing? Thered have to be a few tweaks, of course. Take President Barack Obama. Yes, he does have Hail to the Chief, but isnt that getting a bit tired? Besides, I use that as my wifes ringtone, so its time for POTUS to get something new. Given complaints from his supporters about his lackadaisical leadership style, maybe instead of Wild Thing, he could be preceded by Mild Thing: Mild thing. Progressive hearts sink. Conservatives are pleased with his decision to blow off Russian President Vladimir Putin and skip their little summit in Moscow. What a pity. Their last photo-op went so well. Which brings us to Vlad and his walk-on music: How about Put on a Happy Face? Back home, we all endure our own nonstop psychic torture, courtesy of Congress. The worst abuse comes from the House Republicans, controlled by the unruly tea-party extremists. Most of them got elected by telling fed-up voters in their gerrymandered districts that they didnt know diddly about the federal government, so they would destroy it. Now, here they are, after riding into town like a malicious Clampett family. Instead of the Beverly Hillbillies, their theme could be the Capitol Hillbillies who have loaded up the truck and moved their bubblin crude to Washington D.C., that is. Not that the hometown folks are any bargain. If you havent had a chance to read Mark Leibovichs book This Town, you might want to. He really nails the phonies who inhabit the upper echelons here, the permanent residents who go to the same parties, always looking over each others shoulders as they chat, to make sure theres not someone in the room who is more important. Mark calls it the D.C. scalp stare. He names names. Its brutally funny, and all true. For those of us who stab so many in the back simply to be noticed in the nations capital, the only thing worse than being mentioned in the book is not being mentioned. Without a doubt, in the minds and alleged hearts of the players here, Leibovich deserves one song only: Funeral March. But we, too, have an appropriate anthem, though its a far cry from Marks Chopin. Its from the blues group Fathead: First Class Riff-Raff. 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. Have you ever run across a television program that is so dumb and ridiculous that its actually entertaining? Ive recently found one. Its called Dead Like Me, and its on a cable channel called Chiller on Sunday evenings. Ill try to give you the basic plot, but you may have to go back and read it more than once. The show stars an actress named Ellen Muth, whose credits include a stint on All My Children and a spot on Law and Order, in a show that was rerun this past Sunday morning. In that one she was a teen who helped a couple of guys kill a delivery boy, just because they wanted to know what it felt like. Get the picture of what type of character she plays? In Dead Like Me, she does a great job as a college dropout who is walking down the street one day and gets hit and killed by a toilet seat from a falling Russian space station. Honest, I kid you not. Thats the opening show. Instead of going somewhere, she becomes earthbound and joins others who are known as grim reapers. Their job is to take the soul of a person who is just about to die. After they do, some animal, possibly a monkey, that is invisible to the people, causes the accident that kills the victim, who then leaves with the reaper and goes to his eternal reward. Are you still with me? Though shes earthbound, she has a body, different from her own original body, and has to get a job to keep going. This girl, whose name is George (short for Georgia) gets an office job with a weird bunch of characters. She makes the mistake of going to her mothers garage sale, sees her things being sold and tries to buy one. This A TV show so dumb its entertaining Among Friends Jim Clark later leads to a confrontation and she blurts out the word mom to her mother, who, of course, doesnt recognize her and gets upset. She has a little sister, though, who is suspicious and is using a Ouija Board to try to find out the truth. In memory of her sister, the little girl also steals toilet seats, and hangs them from a tree in the nearby woods. The little girl ends up in therapy. Have you got all that? Back to George. Of course, being a rebellious young person, she messes up a couple of assignments, and that gets her in trouble with Rube, who is her handler. He hands out assignments on yellow Post-It Notes with a name, address and time of death. There! Now that you understand the show, you can watch, but only if you get the Chiller network. You might also get it online, but Im not sure of that. There are a couple of things to learn from this. First, if someone comes up to you and gently touches your shoulder and you feel something leave your body, well, get ready. Your time is at hand. The second lesson? Thats obvious. Beware of falling toilet seats.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Politics, the musical Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Aug. 21: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry Meeting, 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church, Aug. 25, begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Studying Gods Sovereignty Mans Leadership 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel 1-4; 1 Chronicles 1-10, the Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the Auditorium and the Ladies Class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing song, Champion of Love. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the morning message; a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. FBC also meets on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. for Bible Study and Prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th Street, off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Congregation Beth Israel of OcalaCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces its schedule of services for the High Holidays 2013 / 5774. All services will be led by rabbinical intern, Hannah Spiro, a student from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Erev Rosh Hashanah services will begin at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 followed by light refreshments. First day Rosh Hashanah services on RELIGION Sept. 5, will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at Stone Creek Grille in Ocala followed by a light lunch. Reservations are required. Please contact Sonia 352-3073662) or Estelle (353-861-2542). Taschlich will follow after the lunch at Sholom Park in Ocala. Kol Nidre services on Sept. 13 will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Yom Kippur morning services on Sept. 14 will begin at 10 Please see RELIGION, Page 11

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000FT0J OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT 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. COME SEE OUR GIRLS IN COSTUMES ON AUGUST 24, 2013 5PM-8PM Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000FOCS Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook The Harbor House At Ocala AL License #8142 12080 S.W. Highway 484 Dunnellon, FL 34432 (352) 489-9698 Semi-Private: $1495 Regularly $1995. (Level 1 Care)* Private: $2495 Regularly $2995. (Level 1 Care)* The Harmony House At Ocala AL License #5828 5762 S.W. 60th A venue Ocala, FL 34474 (352) 237-4544 Semi-Private: $1895 Regularly $2395. (Level 1 Care)* Private: $2895 Regularly $3395. (Level 1 Care)* The Haven House At Ocala AL License #7687 12980 S.W. Highway 484 Dunnellon, FL 34432 (352) 465-0300 Semi-Private: $1495 Regularly $1995. (Level 1 Care)* Private: $2395 Regularly $2895. (Level 1 Care)* 000FK4S *Rate may increase based on the Level of Care needed Move-in fee applies Respite and Day Services A vailable Saber Healthcare Group new owners now offering Move-In Special through 9/30/13 Dont Miss Out On Your Chance To Save! ($500 off the first months rate) Dont Miss Out On Your Chance To Save! ($500 off the first months rate) T HE B ES T AS SI ST ED L IV IN G CO MM UN IT IE S IN O CA LA T HE B ES T AS SI ST ED L IV IN G CO MM UN IT IE S IN O CA LA THE BEST ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES IN OCALA HEALTHCARE GROUP FAMILY FEATURES The best parties bring together great food, great ingredients, and great people. To make your party stand out, take advantage of resources you alreadyhavetocreateaninvitingandwarmatmosphereforpartyguests.TheRightIngredientsMakefora PerfectSummerGet-TogetherEveryone knows the key elements to a fantastic backyard barbeque are great company, exciting conversation, and delicious recipes so be sure to pull together the perfect grilling menu that will keep your guests smiles as warm as the summer sun. Get creative when planning your summer party. Kids also will love to get involved and add their own personal touches to the big event. Simple items, such as blankets, oversized pillows, Mason jars and mismatched dinnerware will create the feeling of home and comfort to all. These simple additions, along with essential recipe ingredients like Hellmanns Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, will make for an amazing summer menu and party for your friends and family. Here are a few tips to make your outdoor party simple and smooth:Opt for Appetizers Many party guests will want to nosh and mingle throughout the evening, so make sure you have plenty of appetizers, dips and chips on hand while you fire up the grill for the main course.Stick with Simple Dont spend all of your resources on fancy snacks and sweets that require countless hours of preparation. Choose simple crowd favorites, such as the Texas Potato Salad made with just a few delicious ingredients includ ing Hellmanns Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, which combines the creamy, rich Hellmanns taste you love with olive oil. This crunchy, fresh salad doubles as the perfect appetizer when served with tortilla or pita chips. Just create, plate and cover with plastic wrap and you have dishes ready to kick off a fabulous party.Fire up the Grill In addition to appealing appetizers, be sure your guests have tons of options when it comes to the main party entre. Easy dishes, like Grilled Asparagus with Citrus Gremolata made with Hellmanns Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, can quickly be made on the grill for a delicious and easy treat that is sure to please party goers.Self-Serve Drink Stations Allow guests to refill their drinks themselves by placing drinks on a small end table or cart. Cover it with a brightly colored tablecloth and stacked glasses. Dont forget your ice bucket and tongs for mixed cock tails. If you are serving beer or wine, ice them down in galvanized bins placed next to the drink station. Be sure to position the station away from the food to keep lines from forming. Did you know that Hellmanns is celebrating its 100th birthday? For more great recipes and to learn more about the centennial celebration or download a coupon, visit Facebook.com/Hellmanns.Grilled Skirt Steak with CitrusA Chef Tim Love recipe 1 cup Hellmanns or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 4 (8-ounce) outside skirt steaks 1/2 cup peanut oil Kosher salt and cracked black pepper (to taste) 2 tablespoons Chef Tim Love Steak Rub* 2 limes, cut in half 2 lemons, cut in half 1 tangerine, cut in half Heat grill on high with lid closed for 30 minutes or light charcoal and let burn to white coals. Rub the steak with oil and season with salt and pepper, then the rub. Place the steak on the hot grill for 3 minutes on each side. Squeeze a lime half on each steak. Remove and rest for at least 3 minutes. Squeeze all citrus into a mixing bowl. Whip the dressing into citrus mixture and place in a squirt bottle. Cut steak against the grain and drizzle the citrus mayonnaise mixture over top. Serve immediately. *Tip: Any good chili powder based rub can be used. A Chef Tim Love recipe 1/2 cup Hellmanns or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 2 tablespoons minced shallot Grated peel of 1 lemon 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 cup bread crumbs 12 medium asparagus spears, trimmed 2 tablespoons peanut oil Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste Preheat grill to 450F. Heat olive oil in a small saut pan on the grill. Just before the oil smokes add garlic, shallot, and lemon peel. Saut slightly. Add white wine and lemon juice and simmer for 1 minute. Add bread crumbs and dressing and saut until golden brown. Mix asparagus, peanut oil, salt and pepper. Grill for 3 minutes, turning fairly frequently. Place aspar agus on a serving platter. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the grilled asparagus and serve.Texas Potato SaladA Chef Tim Love recipe 1/2 cup Hellmanns or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 1/2 cup pickled jalapeos, diced 1/2 cup sweet pickles, diced 1/4 cup whole grain mustard 1/2 cup fresh chivesGrilled Asparagus with Citrus Gremolata4 warm baked potatoes Salt and pepper (to taste) 1/4 cup toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) Mix dressing, jalapeos, sweet pickles, mustard, and chives in large bowl. Burst the potatoes and crumble apart. Add them to the mayon naise mixture. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Top with the toasted pepitas and serve. Agroup of 18 women from QM enjoyed the monthly luncheon at The Apple Restaurant. The food, as always, was very good; the fellowship was even better. We were missing some of the regular attendees due to illness and vacations. The September luncheon is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13 at the new MoJo Grill. Are you getting ready for the Sock Hop/Cruise-In party? Get out your saddle oxfords, penny loafers, poodle skirts, bobby sox, jeans, etc. and get ready to take a trip down memory lane on Sept. 16. All you car and motorcycle buffs get ready for the Cruise-In. Entrants of cars and motorcycles must be Quail Meadow Residents. However, everyone is invited to view the display. The Cruise-in will take place on the clubhouse parking lot at 6 p.m. Please contact Bill and Carol Sjogren (352-732-5921) for more info on the cruise-in. Also, there will be a display space for model cars, airplanes, trains, etc. If you would like to show off your models, please call Jack and Margene Sheidler (352620-9847). The Sock Hop will begin in the clubhouse at 7 p.m. Tickets for this event are available for a donation of $5 each. Light snacks will be provided. Entertainment for the evening will be The Sounds of Time from Katie Belles in The Villages. Tickets are available from Pat Talley and Charlotte Payne. There will be door prizes and various surprises. Its early, but mark your calendars for some upcoming events: Oct. 30 will be the Quail Meadow Halloween bash. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb A monthly luncheon, a stock hop and a cruise-in Start thinking about what you will have as a costume. In November we will have our annual catered dinner and auction. Please note: There will not be a New Years Eve party this year. Watch the Reporter and this article as more information is available. Remember the pool is still there for our enjoyment. Water exercise is still in full swing each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Here are some of the attendees at the Ladies Luncheon. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000FT0J OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT 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. COME SEE OUR GIRLS IN COSTUMES ON AUGUST 24, 2013 5PM-8PM Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000FOCS Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook The Harbor House At Ocala AL License #8142 12080 S.W. Highway 484 Dunnellon, FL 34432 (352) 489-9698 Semi-Private: $1495 Regularly $1995. (Level 1 Care)* Private: $2495 Regularly $2995. (Level 1 Care)* The Harmony House At Ocala AL License #5828 5762 S.W. 60th A venue Ocala, FL 34474 (352) 237-4544 Semi-Private: $1895 Regularly $2395. (Level 1 Care)* Private: $2895 Regularly $3395. (Level 1 Care)* The Haven House At Ocala AL License #7687 12980 S.W. Highway 484 Dunnellon, FL 34432 (352) 465-0300 Semi-Private: $1495 Regularly $1995. (Level 1 Care)* Private: $2395 Regularly $2895. (Level 1 Care)* 000FK4S *Rate may increase based on the Level of Care needed Move-in fee applies Respite and Day Services A vailable Saber Healthcare Group new owners now offering Move-In Special through 9/30/13 Dont Miss Out On Your Chance To Save! ($500 off the first months rate) Dont Miss Out On Your Chance To Save! ($500 off the first months rate) T HE B ES T AS SI ST ED L IV IN G CO MM UN IT IE S IN O CA LA T HE B ES T AS SI ST ED L IV IN G CO MM UN IT IE S IN O CA LA THE BEST ASSISTED LIVING COMMUNITIES IN OCALA HEALTHCARE GROUP FAMILY FEATURES The best parties bring together great food, great ingredients, and great people. To make your party stand out, take advantage of resources you alreadyhavetocreateaninvitingandwarmatmosphereforpartyguests.TheRightIngredientsMakefora PerfectSummerGet-TogetherEveryone knows the key elements to a fantastic backyard barbeque are great company, exciting conversation, and delicious recipes so be sure to pull together the perfect grilling menu that will keep your guests smiles as warm as the summer sun. Get creative when planning your summer party. Kids also will love to get involved and add their own personal touches to the big event. Simple items, such as blankets, oversized pillows, Mason jars and mismatched dinnerware will create the feeling of home and comfort to all. These simple additions, along with essential recipe ingredients like Hellmanns Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, will make for an amazing summer menu and party for your friends and family. Here are a few tips to make your outdoor party simple and smooth:Opt for Appetizers Many party guests will want to nosh and mingle throughout the evening, so make sure you have plenty of appetizers, dips and chips on hand while you fire up the grill for the main course.Stick with Simple Dont spend all of your resources on fancy snacks and sweets that require countless hours of preparation. Choose simple crowd favorites, such as the Texas Potato Salad made with just a few delicious ingredients includ ing Hellmanns Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, which combines the creamy, rich Hellmanns taste you love with olive oil. This crunchy, fresh salad doubles as the perfect appetizer when served with tortilla or pita chips. Just create, plate and cover with plastic wrap and you have dishes ready to kick off a fabulous party.Fire up the Grill In addition to appealing appetizers, be sure your guests have tons of options when it comes to the main party entre. Easy dishes, like Grilled Asparagus with Citrus Gremolata made with Hellmanns Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil, can quickly be made on the grill for a delicious and easy treat that is sure to please party goers.Self-Serve Drink Stations Allow guests to refill their drinks themselves by placing drinks on a small end table or cart. Cover it with a brightly colored tablecloth and stacked glasses. Dont forget your ice bucket and tongs for mixed cock tails. If you are serving beer or wine, ice them down in galvanized bins placed next to the drink station. Be sure to position the station away from the food to keep lines from forming. Did you know that Hellmanns is celebrating its 100th birthday? For more great recipes and to learn more about the centennial celebration or download a coupon, visit Facebook.com/Hellmanns.Grilled Skirt Steak with CitrusA Chef Tim Love recipe 1 cup Hellmanns or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 4 (8-ounce) outside skirt steaks 1/2 cup peanut oil Kosher salt and cracked black pepper (to taste) 2 tablespoons Chef Tim Love Steak Rub* 2 limes, cut in half 2 lemons, cut in half 1 tangerine, cut in half Heat grill on high with lid closed for 30 minutes or light charcoal and let burn to white coals. Rub the steak with oil and season with salt and pepper, then the rub. Place the steak on the hot grill for 3 minutes on each side. Squeeze a lime half on each steak. Remove and rest for at least 3 minutes. Squeeze all citrus into a mixing bowl. Whip the dressing into citrus mixture and place in a squirt bottle. Cut steak against the grain and drizzle the citrus mayonnaise mixture over top. Serve immediately. *Tip: Any good chili powder based rub can be used. A Chef Tim Love recipe 1/2 cup Hellmanns or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 2 tablespoons minced shallot Grated peel of 1 lemon 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 cup bread crumbs 12 medium asparagus spears, trimmed 2 tablespoons peanut oil Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste Preheat grill to 450F. Heat olive oil in a small saut pan on the grill. Just before the oil smokes add garlic, shallot, and lemon peel. Saut slightly. Add white wine and lemon juice and simmer for 1 minute. Add bread crumbs and dressing and saut until golden brown. Mix asparagus, peanut oil, salt and pepper. Grill for 3 minutes, turning fairly frequently. Place aspar agus on a serving platter. Sprinkle bread crumb mixture over the grilled asparagus and serve.Texas Potato SaladA Chef Tim Love recipe 1/2 cup Hellmanns or Best Foods Mayonnaise Dressing with Olive Oil 1/2 cup pickled jalapeos, diced 1/2 cup sweet pickles, diced 1/4 cup whole grain mustard 1/2 cup fresh chivesGrilled Asparagus with Citrus Gremolata4 warm baked potatoes Salt and pepper (to taste) 1/4 cup toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds) Mix dressing, jalapeos, sweet pickles, mustard, and chives in large bowl. Burst the potatoes and crumble apart. Add them to the mayon naise mixture. Mix well and season with salt and pepper. Top with the toasted pepitas and serve. Agroup of 18 women from QM enjoyed the monthly luncheon at The Apple Restaurant. The food, as always, was very good; the fellowship was even better. We were missing some of the regular attendees due to illness and vacations. The September luncheon is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 13 at the new MoJo Grill. Are you getting ready for the Sock Hop/Cruise-In party? Get out your saddle oxfords, penny loafers, poodle skirts, bobby sox, jeans, etc. and get ready to take a trip down memory lane on Sept. 16. All you car and motorcycle buffs get ready for the Cruise-In. Entrants of cars and motorcycles must be Quail Meadow Residents. However, everyone is invited to view the display. The Cruise-in will take place on the clubhouse parking lot at 6 p.m. Please contact Bill and Carol Sjogren (352-732-5921) for more info on the cruise-in. Also, there will be a display space for model cars, airplanes, trains, etc. If you would like to show off your models, please call Jack and Margene Sheidler (352620-9847). The Sock Hop will begin in the clubhouse at 7 p.m. Tickets for this event are available for a donation of $5 each. Light snacks will be provided. Entertainment for the evening will be The Sounds of Time from Katie Belles in The Villages. Tickets are available from Pat Talley and Charlotte Payne. There will be door prizes and various surprises. Its early, but mark your calendars for some upcoming events: Oct. 30 will be the Quail Meadow Halloween bash. Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb A monthly luncheon, a stock hop and a cruise-in Start thinking about what you will have as a costume. In November we will have our annual catered dinner and auction. Please note: There will not be a New Years Eve party this year. Watch the Reporter and this article as more information is available. Remember the pool is still there for our enjoyment. Water exercise is still in full swing each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Here are some of the attendees at the Ladies Luncheon. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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Thursday, Sept. 5 CERT training announcedA new Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training will begin Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 692 N.W. 30th Ave., Ocala. This is an eight-session training, which is available either as an afternoon class, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. or as an evening class, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The afternoon and evening classes run concurrently and attendance can be mixed, depending upon availability. Only one class can be missed in the 8-session series and the CPR and last class is mandatory. The CERT program is made up of volunteers under the direction of the Division of Emergency Management of the Sheriffs Office. The purpose of CERT is to train and certify volunteers to be first responders in their communities in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or tornado. The CERT training includes basic skills in disaster preparedness, fire safety, assessment and treatment of life-threatening conditions, light search of structural and non-structural damage, psychology of the injured and terrorism. Studies of behavior following a disaster have shown that volunteers perform more effectively if they have had prior training and planning in how to function as a team. Consider this opportunity to learn how to form or join a CERT group in your community by signing up for this no-cost training program. For more information and for an application, contact Bob Conn, Trainer, at 352-812-0853. All applications must be in by Aug. 17.Saturday, Sept. 7 Murder mystery scheduledPlease join in a unique event, a murder mystery filled with deceit, backstabbing, fun and laughter. At the same time enjoy all you can eat burgers, hot dogs, fries, shakes and more as if at the local diner. Upon confirming your attendance you will be assigned a character as part of the mystery (should you find you are unable to attend please advise so that the character can be assigned to another attendee). Each character is a factor in the mystery and you will be involved in and important in finding the culprit and solving the mystery. All this excitement is on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. for $50 per person (including food) and supports the programs of Family Ministries of Florida and is tax deductible. For further information and tickets contact 813-6811942 Bob Sharp (ext. 23) or Steve Geise (ext. 24) or http://www.ccomc.org/. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Two-day stamp and coin showThe Florida Stamp Dealers Association and the General Francis Marion Stamp Club will host its annual Stamp and Coin Show on Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sunday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Circle Square Cultural Center, Top of the World, 8395 S.W. 80th St. Show will include coins for collectors as well stamps. Dealers will be available to appraise stamps, covers, coins and paper money. Members of the Stamp Club will also be on hand to explain the benefit of joining the club. A youth table will provide free stamps and related information for junior collectors. Ocala post office will attend on Saturday only with stamps and related items for sale. The General Francis Marion Stamp Club meets at 1 p.m. to buy, sell and trade on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at the Bank of the Ozarks, Southwest State Road 200. Doors open at noon. The club also meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church Library, 6455 S.W. State Road 200, starting at 7 p.m. For more information about the club, ocalagfmstampclub.com and for more information about the show, email h.rogg@verizon.net or call 727-364-6897.Sunday, Sept. 8 Concert at CountrysideThe Sounds of Joy, Gospel Singers to perform at Countryside Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. The first Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Sounds of Joy group presents gospel singing with a modern flair. This Ocala-based group of Gospel Singers have been performing for more than 23 years. They were originally known as the GloryBound Singers. They have performed throughout Florida and as far north as Portsmouth, Ohio, and as far west as Meridian, Mississippi. They will be performing several well known gospel tunes including A Little Song Coming On, Just a Little Talk with Jesus, Praying Man and Didnt I Walk on the Water. The public is invited and admission is free but donations would be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Wednesday, Sept. 11 Alzheimers caregivers seminarThe USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute, Brentwood at Fore Ranch Senior Living Community and Infinity Home Care are sponsoring a free community program, Alzheimers Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know Sept. 11 at Brentwood at Fore Ranch Senior Living Community, 4511 S.W. 48th Ave., Ocala. The program is designed for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimers disease. Topics will include Understanding Alzheimers Disease, Progress in Treatment, Communication Strategies, Managing Troublesome Behaviors and more. Whether you have just received the diagnosis or have been a caregiver for many years, this will be a day well spent. The program is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided. There is no charge but advanced registration is requested to reserve a seat. For more information or to register, please call (813) 974-4357 or toll free in Florida (800) 633-4563.Saturday, Oct. 5 Knights planning golf tournamentThe Knights of Columbus, Council 9649, is having its Annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Saturday, Oct. 5 (rain delay date is Saturday, Oct. 12). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. Door prizes and a chance to win Hole-in-One prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or 2 airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 21 at 352-5023093 for details and registration form.Saturday, Oct. 12 Barbecue dinner and car showCorvette Club of Marion County and the Ocala Elks Lodge will hold an Old Fashioned Chicken and Pork Barbecue Dinner sale and benefit car show on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ocala Elks Lodge 286 and the Corvette Club of Marion County have joined to raise funds for the following charities: The Florida Elks Children Therapy Services, Interfaith, Backpack Program (food for kids), and the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County. Elks Lodge phone number is 352-732-7091.Friday, Nov. 8 Buddy Poppies to be distributedVFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at Publix, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Gander Mountain, Lowes WinnDixie, Big Lots and I-Hop. Donations are appreciated with all proceeds going to veterans and local charities. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 21, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 8Wednesday, August 21, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000FG7F John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000FE2Q 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. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South SanctuaryAnglican Church 000EPLY is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Mailing powder accomplished what? Sometimes, you really have to wonder about people, their thinking, their mentality, to put it bluntly, their smarts. Last week, some genius sent envelopes to various governmentconnected entities and to a daily newspaper. The letters contained a white powder. From what weve read, there was an index card with the words stand your ground in the envelope with the white powder, which reportedly was some sort of corn starch. As the letters were being received, government was spending a lot of money. Hazmat units had to be called in, buildings were evacuated, private and public operations were disrupted. For what? To get on the list of how not to make friends and influence people? Among the areas to receive a letter was the Marion County Jail. Now why would you send this type of mail to the jail? Were they trying to scare the inmates? Somehow, inmates dont strike me as the fearful types. So what happens now? As of this writing no arrests have been announced, although we have a feeling that authorities have been diligently at work trying to track down the source. What wed like to see is the process become a federal offense. After all, the U.S. mail was used. Also, sending a white powder through the mail seems to us to be a terrorist act. It disrupted and frightened government workers. If we get an arrest, and we treat it as terrorist act, we can take the suspect and ship him out to Guantanamo Bay without fanfare. It might not stick and he (or she) might be released, but you can be sure that others so inclined would think twice about doing something this silly. Meanwhile, watch your mail, especially if your work in an office with public access. You wouldnt want to get any of that corn starch all over you. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLI GANREGIO NAL MANA GER: JOHN P RO VOS TEDIT OR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY BOB FRANKEN If youre a baseball fan, youre probably aware that major leaguers get to choose the song that blares from the speakers as they trudge to the batters box. What you hear is a genre variety of rap, country and some heavy metal. Some of the tracks are weird; others just loud. It would be appropriate if Alex Rodriguez came on to the chorus of Chance the Rappers Juice. Dont listen to the rest of it, because its offensive. Anyway, it isnt going to happen. This shtick has been featured in the movie Major League which, to some of us, is a silver-screen classic. In it, Charlie Sheen plays a Cleveland Indians pitcher with serious control issues. One of the funniest scenes in this truly sophisticated film is his entrance to The Troggs Wild Thing. What if the players in the contact sport of politics could do the same thing? Thered have to be a few tweaks, of course. Take President Barack Obama. Yes, he does have Hail to the Chief, but isnt that getting a bit tired? Besides, I use that as my wifes ringtone, so its time for POTUS to get something new. Given complaints from his supporters about his lackadaisical leadership style, maybe instead of Wild Thing, he could be preceded by Mild Thing: Mild thing. Progressive hearts sink. Conservatives are pleased with his decision to blow off Russian President Vladimir Putin and skip their little summit in Moscow. What a pity. Their last photo-op went so well. Which brings us to Vlad and his walk-on music: How about Put on a Happy Face? Back home, we all endure our own nonstop psychic torture, courtesy of Congress. The worst abuse comes from the House Republicans, controlled by the unruly tea-party extremists. Most of them got elected by telling fed-up voters in their gerrymandered districts that they didnt know diddly about the federal government, so they would destroy it. Now, here they are, after riding into town like a malicious Clampett family. Instead of the Beverly Hillbillies, their theme could be the Capitol Hillbillies who have loaded up the truck and moved their bubblin crude to Washington D.C., that is. Not that the hometown folks are any bargain. If you havent had a chance to read Mark Leibovichs book This Town, you might want to. He really nails the phonies who inhabit the upper echelons here, the permanent residents who go to the same parties, always looking over each others shoulders as they chat, to make sure theres not someone in the room who is more important. Mark calls it the D.C. scalp stare. He names names. Its brutally funny, and all true. For those of us who stab so many in the back simply to be noticed in the nations capital, the only thing worse than being mentioned in the book is not being mentioned. Without a doubt, in the minds and alleged hearts of the players here, Leibovich deserves one song only: Funeral March. But we, too, have an appropriate anthem, though its a far cry from Marks Chopin. Its from the blues group Fathead: First Class Riff-Raff. 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. Have you ever run across a television program that is so dumb and ridiculous that its actually entertaining? Ive recently found one. Its called Dead Like Me, and its on a cable channel called Chiller on Sunday evenings. Ill try to give you the basic plot, but you may have to go back and read it more than once. The show stars an actress named Ellen Muth, whose credits include a stint on All My Children and a spot on Law and Order, in a show that was rerun this past Sunday morning. In that one she was a teen who helped a couple of guys kill a delivery boy, just because they wanted to know what it felt like. Get the picture of what type of character she plays? In Dead Like Me, she does a great job as a college dropout who is walking down the street one day and gets hit and killed by a toilet seat from a falling Russian space station. Honest, I kid you not. Thats the opening show. Instead of going somewhere, she becomes earthbound and joins others who are known as grim reapers. Their job is to take the soul of a person who is just about to die. After they do, some animal, possibly a monkey, that is invisible to the people, causes the accident that kills the victim, who then leaves with the reaper and goes to his eternal reward. Are you still with me? Though shes earthbound, she has a body, different from her own original body, and has to get a job to keep going. This girl, whose name is George (short for Georgia) gets an office job with a weird bunch of characters. She makes the mistake of going to her mothers garage sale, sees her things being sold and tries to buy one. This A TV show so dumb its entertaining Among Friends Jim Clark later leads to a confrontation and she blurts out the word mom to her mother, who, of course, doesnt recognize her and gets upset. She has a little sister, though, who is suspicious and is using a Ouija Board to try to find out the truth. In memory of her sister, the little girl also steals toilet seats, and hangs them from a tree in the nearby woods. The little girl ends up in therapy. Have you got all that? Back to George. Of course, being a rebellious young person, she messes up a couple of assignments, and that gets her in trouble with Rube, who is her handler. He hands out assignments on yellow Post-It Notes with a name, address and time of death. There! Now that you understand the show, you can watch, but only if you get the Chiller network. You might also get it online, but Im not sure of that. There are a couple of things to learn from this. First, if someone comes up to you and gently touches your shoulder and you feel something leave your body, well, get ready. Your time is at hand. The second lesson? Thats obvious. Beware of falling toilet seats.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Politics, the musical Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Aug. 21: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry Meeting, 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Friendship Baptist ChurchSunday services at Friendship Baptist Church, Aug. 25, begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Studying Gods Sovereignty Mans Leadership 1 Samuel; 2 Samuel 1-4; 1 Chronicles 1-10, the Adult classes are taught by Bill Wallett in the Auditorium and the Ladies Class, in the Fellowship Hall, taught by Linda Brown. At the 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship Service the FBC choir will be singing song, Champion of Love. Pastor Randall Brown will be bringing the morning message; a message of hope and encouragement during these troubling times. The Sunday Evening Worship and Bible Study begins at 6 p.m. FBC also meets on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. for Bible Study and Prayer. All are welcome to attend. Friendship Baptist Church is at 9510 SW 105th Street, off of Highway 200. The church phone is 352237-2640 or you can find us on the web: www.friendshipbaptistocala.org.Congregation Beth Israel of OcalaCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces its schedule of services for the High Holidays 2013 / 5774. All services will be led by rabbinical intern, Hannah Spiro, a student from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. Erev Rosh Hashanah services will begin at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 followed by light refreshments. First day Rosh Hashanah services on RELIGION Sept. 5, will begin at 10 a.m. and will be held at Stone Creek Grille in Ocala followed by a light lunch. Reservations are required. Please contact Sonia 352-3073662) or Estelle (353-861-2542). Taschlich will follow after the lunch at Sholom Park in Ocala. Kol Nidre services on Sept. 13 will begin at 7:30 p.m. and Yom Kippur morning services on Sept. 14 will begin at 10 Please see RELIGION, Page 11

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No, I said with a delectable determination, I know exactly what I want for dessert. We exchanged smiles. I have no idea what she was smiling about; maybe the anticipatory tip. I knew what I was smiling about; the anticipatory dessert. I tried to contain myself and carefully pace out my instructions. Young lady, I said as calmly as possible, I will have a piece of shoofly pie. In fact, why dont you bring me the whole pie. And with that, I smiled. The waitress looked at me rather strangely and said, What kind of pie do you want? Being the kind of person that enjoys a good old-fashioned joke, I responded, Ha ha ha. A shoofly pie, if you please. Whats a shoofly pie? I can take a joke as well as anybody but there comes a time when all jokes need to be put aside and bring on the shoofly pie. This is an Amish restaurant, isnt it? Yes it is, she smiled patiently. Youve heard of a shoofly pie, havent you? No, Ive never heard of such a pie. I cannot tell you the depth of disappointment this brought to me. For weeks, I have been looking forward to some good old-fashioned shoofly pie. As it turned out, only the Amish/Mennonite in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, know anything about shoofly pies. Not all Amish are the same even though they look alike. The apostle Paul understood this kind of disappointment. If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable (1 Corinthians 15:19 KJV). I have had many disappointments in life and many people have disappointed me, but I have found in Jesus Christ no disappointment whatsoever. All legitimate hope is in Jesus.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000FLY2 TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR Cant Afford L awn Spray? THINK AG AIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. 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! 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LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A shift in workplace management could be helpful for talented Leos and Leonas who have been waiting to have their accomplishments rewarded by receptive leadership. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) A misunderstanding between you and someone you care for should be corrected immediately. This relationship is too important to lose over a bruised ego. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A welcome piece of good news helps clear the air in a family situation. A job-related incident also eases as more information provides a clearer focus on the problem. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Quick action to heal bruised feelings pays off in a big way. Now youll be able to move forward with your plans without that problem holding you back. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your creativity combined with a positive attitude should give you a considerable edge in finding a way around the negativity youve run into. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) That sudden streak of stubbornness could cause some problems. Try to be more open to helpful suggestions and more flexible in making needed changes. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Now that that special relationship appears to be well and truly restored, you can spend more time dealing with those long-needed workplace changes. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A new opportunity sounds promising. But watch out for any conditions that might be attached. Before making a decision, ask that each be explained in detail. BORN THIS WEEK: You can be distracted by promises of good times, yet you ultimately reach the goals you set for yourself. SNYD ERcontinued from Page 3 Wednesday, Aug. 21 Flag f ootball s ignup 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-of-season 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. For more information contact Pastor Ed Holloway, 352-854-4509 ext. 223. Joy Lutheran Church is located at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Friday, Aug. 23 Two -day s ale at FellowshipFellowship Baptist Church you will sponsor a huge yard and bake sale on Friday, Aug. 23 and Saturday, Aug. 24, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Proceeds will help the Youth attend a Christian event in September. Fellowship is located 7-1/2 miles west of I-75 (exit 354) on U.S. Highway 27 at the junction of 464B (across from the BP station). Any questions, please call 352629-5379.Sunday, Aug. 25 Moos e Lod ge to hos t auctionWest Marion Moose Lodge 2356 will host an auction Sunday, Aug 25 at 2:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the lodges building fund. Donations for the auction are appreciated. A chicken dinner will be served from 1 to 3 p.m. the day of the auction. Tickets are $7. The Moose Lodge is at 10411 S.W. 110th St. For more information about the auction call 352-854-2200.Tuesday, Aug. 27 Breas t Cancer s upport groupThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) breast cancer support group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., room 235, (multipurpose room) at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be a presentation on Lymphedema, a condition of the body causing a swelling in the limbs as a result of breast cancer surgery and removal of the lymph nodes. Raquel Delaney will have a presentation for us on recognizing the signs and symptoms of Lymphedema. If you have any questions, call Gail Tirpak at 352291-6904.Friday, Aug. 30 Spaghetti d inner plannedThere will be an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at Queen of Peace Catholic Church on Friday, Aug. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Children under 18 eat free. The dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, bread, coffee or iced tea, and a 25-item all you can eat salad bar. Happenings

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closest trucks to the site of a call are dispatched. After he spoke, Dave Heller of the Friendship Volunteer Firefighters told the audience that everything seems to be moving along well. Heller read a memo from another chief at last months meeting, and at that time he indicated that personnel didnt know they were being switched or what would happen to the volunteers trucks. Now the grass truck and rehab truck are still with the volunteers. Heller said the volunteers are still actively recruiting members. In the last month four have expressed interest, and two have applied. He said they are also looking for some retired folks who can answer calls during the day when many of the volunteers are working their regular jobs. He said that we respond to everything that is non-medically related. Heller said that the department had a fund drive, which they do once every two years. 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Please make it a point to join us for our Re-Grand Opening in early October Thank you, Jeff and Jody J&J J EWELERS 000FKLX 000FT0Q 35 223 6-3499 8585 St. Rd. 200 Unit 16 Ocala, FL Owners: Mik e and Sue Rossignol Selling Pr emium Cigars Pipes Tobac co Pr oducts and Fine Accessories Large Walk -In Humidor With Exc ellent Selection! On Pr emise Beer & Wine Now Av ailable! Lounge Ar ea for Customer s Purchase of $ 50 or Mor e Expir es 9/ 24 /13 WMM RLN SMC Read the classifieds STATIONcontinued from Page 1 PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKAbove, Ladder Truck 21 was on display at the State Road 200 Coalition meeting. Below, firefighter Jon Ingram describes the trucks to visitors. Recent Senate VotesJames B. Comey, Jr. Nomination to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Vote Confirmed (93-1, 2 Present, 4 Not Voting) The Senate voted to confirm James B. Comey, Jr. to be Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a term of ten years. Comey, a former senior official at the Justice Department, succeeds Robert S. Mueller III, who served as director since 2001.Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted Not VotingByron Todd Jones Nomination to be Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Vote Confirmed (53-42, 5 Not Voting) On July 31, the Senate voted to confirm former United States district attorney Byron Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois was the lone Republican to vote for confirmation.Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted NOTransportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Cloture Vote Rejected (54-43, 3 Not Voting) The Senate failed to reach the 60 votes required to end debate on the fiscal year 2014 Transportation-Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill on August 1. Conservatives balked at the Senate Appropriations Committees inclusion of about $5.6 billion in spending more than current levels under the sequester. The $54 billion bill would be $2.3 billion more than the fiscal 2013 enacted level and $2.4 billion more than the Obama administrations request. Much of the additional spending in the Senate bill comes from in the form of roads funding. The Senate bill would provide $550 million for infrastructure project funds, known as TIGER grants, an increase of $51 million from the pre-sequester fiscal 2013 level. House appropriators provided no funds for the program. HOW THEY VOTED The bill also would create an account that would provide $500 million for repairing structurally deficient or functionally obsolete bridges and crucial highway corridors.Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted NOSamantha Power Nomination to be Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations Vote Confirmed (87-10, 3 Not Voting) In the final vote before August recess, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Samantha Power as U.S. Representative to the United Nations and the UN Security Council.Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson voted YES Republican Sen. Marco Rubio voted NORecent House VotesStudent Loan Interest Rates Passage Vote Passed (392-31, 10 Not Voting) On July 31, the House voted to concur with Senate amendments to a bill that permanently sets federal student loan interest rates. The measure, approved 392-31, culminated weeks of negotiation to reach a bipartisan deal after interest rates doubled for many loans on July 1. The bill annually would link the rates charged on new student loans to the rate paid in June on 10-year Treasury notes. The terms would apply to all new federal student loans, except for low-interest Perkins loans made to needy students. The premium charged in addition to the 10-year base rate would include 2.05 percentage points for subsidized and unsubsidized portions of undergraduate loans, 3.6 points for graduate loans, and 4.6 points for PLUS loans made to graduate students and parents of undergraduates. Rates would be capped at 8.25 percent, 9.5 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively, for the three classes of loans. The market-based rate system is similar to a plan proposed by the White House in its fiscal 2014 budget, and President Obama is expected to sign it.Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YESIranian Sanctions Passage Vote Passed (400-20, 1 Present, 13 Not Voting) House lawmakers voted 400-20 on July 31 to pass a bill aimed at reducing Irans oil exports and further isolating its economy. The bill would compel countries currently purchasing crude oil from Iran to reduce their combined purchases by a total of 1 million barrels per day within a year. Failure to comply would prompt a loss in those nations ability to obtain significant reduction sanction exemptions that let them continue to purchase Iranian oil. It also would expand the list of Iranian industries effectively blacklisted, further limit Irans access to overseas foreign currency reserves and impose additional shipping sanctions to limit Irans ability to engage in international commerce. Earlier in the week, Democratic and Republican sponsors of the bill brushed off pressure to delay the vote, saying that passage would send an important signal to Irans incoming president about the cost of continuing to advance a nuclear program.Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YESAffordable Care Act Implementation Passage Vote Passed (232-185, 16 Not Voting) On August 2, the House passed a bill designed to block the Treasury Department from enforcing key components of the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The vote, the last before members left for August recess, represented the 40th time the House has passed measures to repeal or dismantle the health care reform law. Four Democrats voted for the measure, which was supported by all Republicans. The bill prohibits the Secretary of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service from enforcing penalties the 2010 law would levy on those who do not purchase health insurance when the law goes into full effect in 2014. The vote culminated what House leaders dubbed Stop Government Abuse Week.Republican Rep. Rich Nugent voted YES Read the classifieds Recently, it was my privilege to go to a convention in Ohio in the middle of a large Amish/Mennonite community. I looked forward to this very much because I grew up in Lancaster County Pennsylvania, which has many Amish/Mennonite communities. I was expecting quite a bit as I packed my bags to leave. Are you sure you got everything? A phrase reiterated to me by the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. To which I responded by saying, Yes, for the umpteenth time I got everything. This in and of itself was to guarantee me I would forget something, usually essential in my travel. Then when I get home, I will be reminded that I was reminded to make sure I got everything. Nothing, at this point, could deter my high-level expectation of going into an Amish/Mennonite community. My great eagerness was looking forward to indulging in one of my favorite desserts: the shoofly pie. Nobody makes shoofly pie quite like those wonderful Amish people. To make matters even more enticing, I would not have anybody sitting next to me reminding me I had enough shoofly pie. I fully intended to gorge myself on as much shoofly pie as my wallet could handle. In my book, there is no such thing as too much shoofly pie. I drove 15 hours to get to this little town in Ohio. Every mile creating anticipation for my dessert delicacy awaiting me in some Amish restaurant. I confess it has been a long time since I visited an Amish/Mennonite community. Even though I grew up in such a community some things a person tends to forget. The convention I was attending ended Sunday morning at lunch. I, being the grandiose Know-It-All, decided to skip the Sunday lunch and look for a restaurant to indulge in my delectable delicacy. The convention was wonderful and as I left the grounds, I did so with a lot of joy in each step. The thing I forgot was it was Sunday in an Amish/Mennonite community. If you have never been in such a community, let me inform you that on Sunday the only thing open are churches. I had forgotten this little tidbit. During the week, I made a list of several Amish restaurants. I had plans of visiting each of them before I left and having shoofly pie, a whole pie, in each restaurant. When I got to the first restaurant, it finally hit me. This was Sunday and everything in an Amish/Mennonite community was closed. I do not usually go to a restaurant on Sunday unless it is some special occasion. I was a little chagrined to realize everything was closed. This only heightened my anticipation of the shoofly pie delicacy awaiting me come tomorrow. At times it feels like tomorrow will never come, but eventually tomorrow came and I awoke with a song on my lips, a pang of hunger in my stomach and a desire to indulge in a shoofly delicacy. I finally arrived at my first Amish restaurant and I was drooling so much I could hardly tell the hostess I was just a party of one. Boy, what a party it was going to be. Being a gentleman, I contained myself as best I could and ordered a very scrumptious repast. Nobody can cook like those Amish women. Oh, what a lunch I had. I think what made it so wonderful was the dessert expectation hovering over me like an angelic halo. Just as I was finishing my lunch the lovely young waitress, all dressed in Amish attire, came by inquiring if I would like to see the dessert menu. Missing my Amish dessert Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 4

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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. LET US WORKFOR YOU!CA LL TOLL FREE1-87 7-67 6-14 03WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLA SSIFIEDSGET RESULT S! Footstep s Preschool a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Inverness is Seeking anExperienced and QualifiedDirectorThe Director is responsible for ensuring the delivery of a top quality early childhood education program which meets the developmental needs of the whole child and supports the family. Duties include curriculum development and implementation, parental communication and involvement, staffing management, facilities management, and financial oversight. Candidates must have a CDA, a Director s credential, and all required DCF training completed. Candidates must also have classroom teaching experience and the knowledge of and ability to infuse a love of Christian practices and values into the curriculum. Those interested in applying for the position may email a cover letter and resume to Rev. Sarah R. Campbell, Senior Pastor, at pastorsarah@invernessfirstumc.org. The deadline for submission is August 21, 2013. Footstep s license number is C05C10056. Somebody else wants it!Got something special you no longer use? Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need.TOLL FREE 1-87 7-67 6-140 3 Footstep s Preschool a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Inverness is HiringTEACHERSfor the 2013-2014 school year. This position is Monday through Friday. Applicants must have early childhood experience. This person would be required to have the 40/10 hours DCF training courses. Footsteps teachers must be mature and sensitive in working with children, parent s, and other staf f. Responsibilities include maintaining a loving Christian environment in which children may grow mentally spiritually, physically socially and emotionally. Other responsibilities include developing and implementing lesson plans and working as a team with the Footstep s staf f. Those interested in applying for the position may email a cover letter and resume to Rev. Sarah R. Campbell, Senior Pastor, at pastorsarah@invernessfirstumc.org. The deadline for submission is August 21, 2013. Footstep s license number is C05C10056. Footstep s Preschool a ministry of First United Methodist Church of Inverness is Hiring A:Lead VPK Teacherfor the 2013-2014 school year. This position is Monday thru Friday. Applicants must have a CDAor higher and a VPK endorsement. Footsteps lead teachers must be mature and sensitive in working with children, parent s, and other staf f. Responsibilities include maintaining a loving Christian environment in which children may grow mentally spiritually, physically socially and emotionally. Other responsibilities include developing and implementing lesson plans and working as a team with the Footstep s staf f. Those interested in applying for the position may email a cover letter and resume to Rev. Sarah R. Campbell, Senior Pastor, at pastorsarah@invernessfirstumc.org. The deadline for submission is August 21, 2013. Footstep s license number is C05C10056. Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MA XIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSF OR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-87 7-67 6-14 03 Environmentally and health conscientious person needing a wholistic (wholesome) living arrangement. In order for me to accomplish my educational and work needs. Please help me! (252) 670-6677 LPNThe Centers is seeking LPN, Medical Assistant for our Lecanto Campus to work in outpatient medication management clinic assisting Psych ARNP with adult mentally ill population. A min of 2 yrs psych nursing exp preferred. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Psych ARNPThe Centers is seeking Florida Licensed Psychiatric Certified ARNP for our Lecanto Campus to work in outpatient clinic with mentally ill population. A min of 2 yrs related exp reqd. Submit Salary. Full benefits pkg DFWP/EOE/We E-Verify NHSC approved site. For more info visit http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/ Fax or e-mail resume to HR, the Centers, Inc., (352) 291-5580, jobs@thecenters.us For more info visit www.thecenters.us Somebody else wants it!Sell it in the Classifieds. It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE1-87 7-67 6-140 3Got something special you no longer use? Saturday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m., a large group of FFV neighbors braved the afternoon stormy weather to enjoy a lively gathering at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Southern Comfort Food was the theme for the event and lots of really good food enticed those present to come out and fill their plates with a wide variety of traditional Southern dishes. Red and white checked table cloths centered by vases holding crepe myrtle, cedar, magnolia, and American flags invited friends to sit and chat a bit before those sitting at the tables (named for each of the southeastern states) were called to come up and enjoy choosing their favorite foods. Foods included many of the traditional standards of southern fare: fried chicken, salads, vegetable/beef soup, redneck lasagna, chicken noodle soup, greens with pork, pinto beans and ham hocks, many excellent casseroles, cornbread and other breads, pecan pie, apple pie, cream pies, chocolate cake with cherry sauce, coconut cake, many kinds of cookies and pastries, sliced fresh vegetables, fresh fruit compote southern sweet tea, soft drinks (traditional Coca-Cola and Mountain Dew), and varieties of lemonade enFairfield Village celebrates Southern Comfort Food at potluck Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal ticed neighbors to fill and refill their plates and cups. The outlines of the 11 southeastern states were found on the individual tables and those seated at those tables were invited to join in a contest to name the state capitals and then to name as many of the cities/towns in that state as possible. The Virginia table won the contest by a considerable margin which caused some of the other tables to protest that there was an unfair advantage since the ultimate Virginian, Linda Ford, was seated at that table. Linda laughingly said, You should have picked your home state table if you wanted to win. All the people sitting at that table were awarded southern-themed prizes. Next, names were drawn from each table so that at least one prize was awarded to each table. Some of the prizes included, Cracker Barrel Sweet Tea, refrigerator magnets, salt and pepper shakers, lotions, water bottles, Moon Pies southern taffy, Goo Goo Clusters, and wooden train whistles. Ken Stiles was the winner of the 50/50 drawing. During and after the dinner, country music selections were played on the updated sound system in the main room of the clubhouse. Once the dinner was drawing to a close and a large number of friends volunteered for cleanup, several people joined around the piano and enjoyed some impromptu selections including Dixie and The Battle Hymn of the Republic. There was very definitely no animosity between the North and the South as everyone seemed to be having a really pleasant time in Fairfield Village, known as a lively place filled with lovely people. Shown in the photo, from the left, Sue Miller, Frann Glenney with granddaughter Lydia, Loretta Zang and Priscilla Barnett (Geissal). These ladies were part of the group who hosted the "Southern Comfort Food" potluck dinner on Saturday evening, Aug. 17. a.m. There will be an afternoon study session starting at 4 p.m. with Yiskor memorial prayers at 4:30 p.m. Closing prayers will begin at 5 p.m. with break the fast to follow. All services are held at the Collins Center, 9401 State Road 200 in Ocala, except for Rosh Hashanah day which will be held at the Stone Creek Grille. All are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. The Yiskor service is open to non-members. Membership in the congregation is required to attend services and a limited one-month option is available for $100 per person. For further information contact Judi Siegal, copresident at 352-237-8277 or email bethisraelocala@embarqmail.com or visit our website bethisraelocala.org. Congregation Beth Israel is a liberal, progressive, inclusive community affiliated with the Jewish Recontructionist Movement.Temple Bnai Darom Temple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala, is offering complimentary tickets to High Holiday services conducted by Rabbi Harold Jaye, beginning with Erev Rosh Hashanah services at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4. To receive your complimentary tickets, please call Dorothy Howard at 352-687-1799 or e-mail tbdvp1@centurylink.net including your name, address, e-mail address, phone number and the number of tickets needed. Additional services begin Rosh Hashanah morning, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. Yom Kippur Eve (Kol Nidre) services begin 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13. Yom Kippur morning services start 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Concluding services including Yiskor begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. RELIGIONcontinued from Page 5

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Happenings..........4 Quail Meadow......7 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 21 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, August 21, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000FRO0 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART We Sell Trojan Batteries Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to Veterans l abor & parts excluding batteries BUY SELL TRADE SERVICE FREE pickup within 5 miles 6-V 6-V T605 T605 only $ 499 only $ 499 8-V 8-V T875 T875 only $ 639 only $ 639 12-V 12-V T1275 T1275 only $ 649 only $ 649 6-V 6-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 399 $ 399 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 549 $ 549 2013 Club Car Remanufactured New Factory Body All lights & turn signals New 8 volt batteries New DOT tires Fold down wind shield Rear view mirrors Automatic charger only $ 4,995 Fully Loaded Ready to go Golfing $ 5,995 2011 Club Car Remanufactured BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE Largest Selection In Ocala! New 8 Tires $39.95 Used 8 Tires Only $20 L ow es t Lowest Pr ic es i n Prices in Oc al a! Ocala! White powder mailings spread through county determined that it contained corn starch as well. The Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received suspicious package reports from the jail, the superintendents office and the Star Banner at 1:08 p.m., 1:14 p.m. and 1:31 p.m. respectively. These packages were not opened and were also analyzed by MCFRs Hazmat crew. The package at the Star Banner revealed trace amounts of radiation. However, this could be caused by several factors and does not pose a health threat to individuals at the Star Banner or the surrounding area; the other packages were negative. All five suspicious packages will be sent to the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Laboratories in Jacksonville for further testing. The suspicious packages that were opened were sealed on the back with a red heart sticker and contained post cards as well as a powdery substance. In response, the county stopped delivery for Friday of internal and incoming mail to the Board of County Commissioners departments and offices in an effort to protect both staff and citizens in county buildings. Marion County Fire Rescue provided mutual aid to Ocala Fire Rescue and cooperated with several local agencies regarding suspicious packages received at the Ocala Police Department, the Marion County Courthouse, the Marion County Jail, the Marion County Superintendent of Schools office and the Ocala Star Banner. No one was treated for exposure and there are no injuries due to these packages. MCFRs Shady Station 16 Hazmat Team responded to a suspicious package call at the Ocala Police Department at 11:09 a.m. The crews used specialized monitors to rule out biological, explosive, chemical and radiological agents and determined the substance to be corn starch through a subsequent test. Shortly after, at 12:07 p.m., MCFR responded to a suspicious package call at the Marion County Courthouse. MCFR firefighters analyzed this package and Potluck at Fairfield VillageNeighbors in Fairfield Village enjoyed lots of good food and good fun on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the "Southern Comfort Food" potluck dinner held in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. A large number attended and enjoyed playing some "Southern States Games" and winning some southern-themed door prizes provided by Priscilla Barnett and those who assisted her with the enjoyable gathering. See column and more photos on Page 2. BY JIM CLARK EditorMembers of the State Road 200 Coalition heard from Marion County Fire Rescue Monday about recent personnel changes, and also got to see a pair of firefighting vehicles up close. Division Chief James Banta told the audience that the personnel switch between Station 21, the Friendship Station located near Lowes just off SR 200, and Station 20, which is just off U.S. Highway 27 on what is basically 80th Avenue extended, was completed on Saturday, Aug. 10. Two new ladder trucks were added to the MCFR fleet, one at Station 21. We chose 21 because of the amount of population growth, Banta said, adding that the hospital and the big box stores were also part of the equation. The reason the crews were switched, he said, was because of the tech rescue personnel that would go with the ladder truck. It only makes sense, being that the crew had additional training, he said, emphasizing that he wasnt slighting the former Station 21 crew. Answering a question from the audience, he said the standard response time is 8 minutes, 59 seconds, and that the standard was achieved percent of the time. He was also asked why two or three vehicles respond to things such as medical calls, and he emphasized that by doing so the needed resources were sent to the scene. As soon as it is determined that a truck or its personnel were not needed, they are released to go back into service and answer other calls. He said the dispatchers have access to a screen that shows where every truck in the county is, and that the three Station 20 firefighters transferred Please see STATION Page 3 House burns in OcalaA lightning strike during an intense thunderstorm caused a residential structure fire Saturday evening. An alert neighbor noticed the fire and called 911. Firefighters with Ocala Fire Rescue responded to 2202 N.E. 38th Terrace at 7:12 p.m. and arrived within minutes to quickly contain the fire to the attic. The homeowner who later arrived to the scene told fire officials he was not at home when the fire began. According to Battalion Chief Shane Alexander, firefighters quickly extinguished the attic fire and covered furniture inside the home with waterproof tarps to protect them from further damage. A building inspector with the city of Ocala who also responded deemed the house uninhabitable until the electrical system is checked and repairs are made. Damage to the $150,000 house is estimated at $8,000. In the accompanying photo firefighters work on the roof to ensure the fire is extinguished and cover a hole to prevent rain from entering the house. Workforce Connection will hold a trio of job fairs Wednesday, Aug. 21 through Friday, Aug. 23 for those interested in applying for positions with Burlington Coat Factory, Caregiver Services and Custom Windows Systems. Combined, the companies plan to hire up to 250 fulland part-time employees. Each hiring event has different application requirements. For complete details, interested applicants should visit the calendar of events at www.WorkforceConnectionFL.com and search for job fairs. Burlington Coat Factory is one of Americas leading off-price retailers with more than 500 stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Its Ocala store is slated to open Oct. 11 in the Shady Oaks Shopping Center. The retailer plans to hire 100-200 part-time positions, ranging from customer service and sales associates to supervisors. Interviews will take place Wednesday, Aug. 21 and Thursday, Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Workforce Connections One-Stop Career Center, 2703 NE 14th St., in Ocala. Caregiver Services specializes in home healthcare and supplemental healthcare services for hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The company is seeking to add at least 21 independent contractors as Home Health Aides (HHAs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs). The recruiting event will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 from 1-3 p.m. at the College of Central Floridas University Center (building 41, room 112), 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala. Custom Window Systems, also known as Custom Windows & Doors, has been in business locally since 1986 and manufactures PVC and aluminum windows, doors and patio enclosures for new construction and replacement. The company is hiring 35 full-time production operators and material handlers. Application is by appointment only and will take place Friday, Aug. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Workforce Connections One-Stop Career Center. To schedule an appointment, send a current resume and contact information to lbenizzi@workforceconnectionfl.com. To expedite application on the day of the hiring events, interested job seekers should be registered with www.EmployFlorida Three hiring events set Singers neededOcala Harmony (Womens Barbershop Chorus) invites ladies who enjoy singing just for fun to visit our practice on Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. The group meets at College Park Church, off State Road 200, across from Paddock Mall. Please call Lynnie for more information at 352-8754811.Hospice volunteers needed\Volunteers Needed. One or two hours can be a blessing to our patients and families receiving hospice care. Sitting with patients, while caregivers run errands, or go to Dr. appts. can be so rewarding and fulfilling. If you are interested in becoming a Gentiva Hospice, Bedside Blessing Volunteer, please contact, Laura Roweton @ 352622-9331 or lroweton@odsyhealth.com Guide Dog VolunteersThe Guide Dog Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides guide dogs to blind individuals without cost, is seeking volunteers to raise a puppy from seven weeks until one year of age. After this time the puppy will return to the Foundation for formal training as a guide dog for the blind or as a service dog for a disabled veteran. No previous dog training experience is needed, however, patience and a love of dogs is required. All veterinarian expenses are fully covered. For further information call Lillian Pollice at 352-687-4335 or the Guide Dog Foundation at 1-800-548-4337. Homeschool help availableAre you a Marion County Homeschooler looking to make more friends for trips, projects, outings and play dates? Are you thinking about homeschooling and would like a place to ask questions, get advice or voice concerns? Be sure to check out an inclusive, everyone is welcome group that is very active and always looking to make new friends. Come check us out! http://ocalahomeschooling.com or call: 352-508-7465. News briefs