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very Good Samaritan friends came forward and said they would take turns going to Tampa to be with Tim. These friends were Terry McGill and Dave Yoders. The big return home day for Tim was Nov. 24, 2012 the day before Thanksgiving. The Quail Meadow neighborhood turned out to welcome him home on that day. Tim will continue treatments for the rest of his life; he rotates between going to a specialist in Inverness and the specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Lil says it is all worth it just to have Tim back home leading a fairly normal life. Yes, he is able to play a little golf. Before the medical setbacks Tim was a volunteer at Pine Oaks Golf Course. The party on Sunday was given by Tim and Lil to express there appreciation for all the love, care, and concern of their friends and neighbors. Tim has always loved horses. He and Lil had horses when they lived in Michigan. During the party, his friend Terry McGill presented him with a toy horse. Tim served in the Marines from 1966 until 1968. He was exposed to Agent Orange while serving his country in Vietnam. Also during his service in Vietnam he received two Purple Hearts. Our men and women who serve in the military to protect all of us have to go through so much red tape just to receive help. Many people would have just given up and said, I guess Ill just die. Lil was not going to let this happen to Tim. Lil and Tim moved to Quail Meadow in June 2002 and are active members of the community. Happy Anniversary, Tim! Were looking forward to next year.Just two reminders: Friday, the 6th, is First Friday at the clubhouse; Bingo begins Tuesday the 9th. INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Fairfield Village..3 Stone Creek........5 Puzzles................9 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 23 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 Horse farm Page 10 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, September 4, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger BY CAROLYN TEN BROECK Williston PioneerSometimes ideas that start out as personal goals mushroom into bigger ideas that can benefit a community. Thats what happened when Williston native and Rotarian Justin Head decided he wanted to run a 5K race. About four months ago, Head set a goal, downloaded an iPhone app called Couch to 5K (C25K) and began an eight week program that, if completed, would have him physically ready to compete. Those 30-minute, three times a week, workouts paid off and sure enough by the end of the eight weeks he was running 3.1 miles and ready to compete. The only problem? There wasnt a 5K race around. Shortly after that, during a Williston Rotary Club meeting, members were brainstorming ideas to grow the membership and promote the upcoming Peanut Festival. Thats when Head and fellow Rotarian Chris Cowart threw out the idea of a 5K race to coincide with the annual Williston event. The Purple Pinkie Peanut Run will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 right before the Peanut Festival kicks off. Pre-registration is under way and will continue through Sept. 20. After that date runners will still be able to race, but there is no guarantee of a commemorative T-shirt. This will be something positive for the community, Head said, and some proceeds from the race will go toward Rotary Internationals Purple Pinkie Program that is dedicated to the eradication of polio in the three countries in the world where it exists. Other proceeds will help with our education projects including The Dictionary Project and The Black Stallion, a literacy program for fourth graders. Head pointed out this is no a highly competitive event. Its about having fun, he said. Four prizes will be given at the end of the race: fastest male, fastest female, oldest entrant and youngest entrant. Entry fee is $25 through Sept. 20 and $30 after. The race will begin at the north end of Heritage Park, Head said, and aid and water stations will be available. Register at www.active.com Not up to the 3.1 miles? You can also walk/run in the one mile event, he said. Our goal is 100 runners, Head said. He can already count on onehimself. Are you a runner? Then head up U.S. 27 to Williston Lil and Tim Carie. EDITORS NOTE: The following story stands as the weekly Quail Meadow column.BY CAROLYN SLOCUMB Quail Meadow correspondentThis week our focus is on one of our residents Tim Carie. On Sunday, Aug. 25, approximately 70 friends helped Tim celebrate his First Anniversary. This was celebrating the first year anniversary of his successful bone marrow transplant. This was a long, tedious journey for Tim and his wife Lil. In 2004 Tim was on the operating table for shoulder surgery when the surgeon told him that they could not do the surgery due to some blood tests results. He was told he needed to see an Oncologist. To make a long story short, after many tests and consultations Tim began chemo treatments. During this time Tim was told that he needed a bone marrow transplant in order to live, but according to the VA he was too old to be placed on the list Tim was 65. With Lils determination and perseverance, he was finally approved for the transplant if a match could be found. Another setback was when they were told that Tim could go to the VA in Nashville, Tennessee, for treatments. This was not possible; Lil needed to keep her job here in Ocala. Why would you send someone from Ocala to Tennessee when we have one of the best cancer treatment facilities right here in Tampa? Lil continued her fight for Tim, and got approval for him to receive treatment at the Moffitt Center. Finally a match was found in Germany and on Aug. 24, 2012, Tim received the transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Following the transplant he was required to remain at Moffitt for several months and someone (family member or close friend) needed to be with him 24/7. This was another dilemma for Lil not to worry! Two Celebrating a big first anniversary Tim Carie had bone marrow transplant in 2012 Please see CARIE, Page 12 CARIEcontinued from Page 1 Tim Carie shows off his horse with his wife Lil and with Terry McGill. Please use e-mail: editor@westmarionmessenger.com This is the cake that was decorated for the celebration. PHOTO BY RON RATNERWork on the SquareConstruction work is continuing on the Ocala Downtown Square. The changes are expected to be finished about Oct. 1. Darlene Weesner, author/artist/educator and perhaps Marion Countys most passionate environmentalist, will headline the next Friday Forum on Sept. 13 with an examination of the Water Spine of Florida and the looming water wars with neighboring states as the largest network of freshwater springs in the world faces rapid destruction. Few individuals are more knowledgeable about Marion Countys past or more concerned about its future. The chapter called Where oh where will the sinkholes sink? in Weesners history of Marion County titled We might we did and we could is invaluable. The accomplished horsewoman who spearheaded passage of the Scenic Roads ordinance while a member of the Marion County Planning Commission also is president of the Shady Historical and Scenic Trails Association (SHASTA), an educational group concerned about the environment. The monthly speaker/luncheon series meets at 11:30 a.m. on the second Friday of each month at Buffet City, State Road 200 and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in Ocala. The $10 charge, payable, directly to the restaurant, includes as many visits as you wish to the buffet plus a drink, tax and tip. Please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.co m or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 for more information. RSVPs are appreciated. Water is forum topic 000FYMS Best of the Best four years in a row Hearing Aid Centers A NAME YOU CAN TRUST WITH OVER 1500 LOCATIONS NATIONWIDE FREE HEARING AIDS FOR ALL FEDERAL WORKERS & RETIREES *No Co-Pay or Exam Fee 000FXJ7 Federal Government Insurance Code #104, #105, #111, or #112 CHECK YOUR QUALIFICATIONS CALL 352-291-1467 BC/BS LIMIT 1 COUPON PER VISIT. LIMIT 2 PACKS PER VISIT. One More Week! BATTERIES PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 FREE HEARING TEST FREE REPAIRS (IN OFFICE ONLY) HEARING AID Fits 30 DB Loss Full Shell #ME200 $ 695 .00 HOURS: Mon. 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For my wifes birthday (I am not allowed to mention which one) I surprised her with round trip tickets to her family reunion in upper New York State. Out of courtesy to her, I elected not to include myself in her little vacation. After all, it is her family and that is just the kind of man I am. I must say I was looking forward to a week in the house by myself, where I could be the absolute boss. Nobody to tell me what to do. Nobody to tell me where to go. For a week, I would be the king of my castle; the captain of my ship; the pilot of my spacecraft. Actually, I need more than one week to do all of these things. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage deserves time off and away from Yours Truly. All year long, she works hard and most of the time has her hands full trying to untangle me from one foil after another. Lately, it has developed into a foiltime job. The day finally came for me to take her to the airport and see her off. As I kissed her goodbye, my thoughts roved back to the week that lay before me as a freelance husband. All the way back from the airport I played my Barry Manilow CD. I like Barry Manilow because he cant Smile without Me. Believe me, a smile creased my clock all the way home. One difference between men and women, or maybe I should say husbands and wives, is the notion of cleanliness. Wives have the idea that cleanliness is next to godliness. If true, ours is the godliest house on the planet. Even God must wipe his feet before coming into our home. As a man, I see absolutely no connection between cleanliness and godliness. I do my best thinking, not to mention praying, in the midst of clutter. If godliness is related to happiness, then I am in heaven when I am in the midst of hodgepodge the podgier the better. Along about Friday afternoon I was absolutely in heaven. The house was a complete wreck and I could not have been happier. About this time, an incident developed that brought me to my senses. I was about ready to take a shower when I noticed the soap and shampoo in my shower were gone. I knew reserves are somewhere in our house but for the life of me; I could not put my fingers on any of it. This is by my wifes design. Notwithstanding, and I was standing in my birthday suit, I needed to take a shower. Then a brilliant idea struck me. Since my wife has not been home all week, the shampoo and soap in her shower should be in great supply. Snatching my towel from my shower, I headed for hers. One thing I noticed in my wifes shower was the variety of bottles. Not wearing my glasses, I could not read the labels on any of them. However, I was not here to read bottles, but to take a shower, and so I disregarded the labels. I turned on the shower, adjusted the water temperature and began my shower. I reached for the nearest bottle, which I assumed was shampoo. After dousing my hair with a generous portion, I began scrubbing my head. I noticed, however, no suds. I grabbed another bottle and repeated the procedure with the same results. After using 17 bottles, I finally found one that produced suds. I remember thinking to myself, what does my wife do with all these bottles in her shower that do not do anything? Nevertheless, in a moment I forgot the whole incident, stepped out of her shower and toweled off. I made a cup of coffee and settled into my easy chair to watch a little television. As I sat there, I noticed a strange fragrance. This is the difference between men and women. A man enjoys strange smells. A woman, on the other hand, enjoys fragrant aromas. I smelled a fragrant aroma with a strong tinge of fruit about it. It smelled as if someone had brought me a bowl of mixed of fruit. I knew for a fact, there was no fruit in the house, so this fruity aroma puzzled me. I got up and walked around the house looking for this bowl of fruit. No matter what room I was in, I could smell the fruit. It was the strangest thing I ever experienced. Finally, I went back to my easy chair and cup of coffee not knowing where these fruity fumes were coming from. Some mysteries are tough to solve. Then something hit me right between the eyes. The fruity bouquet was coming from me! I took several healthy sniffs and discovered I smelled like a bowl of fruit. I could not understand this phenomenon. Then I remember the bottles in my wifes shower. I went back to investigate and discovered my wife had bottles of fruity concoctions of every variety. A verse from the Bible came to mind. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God. (Philippians 4:18 KJV.) The only fragrance worth dwelling on is a life well pleasing to God.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, September 4, 2013 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 Todays New Ads WANTED! (HAM Radio Equip.) Vintage or Modern, tubes, tube audio amps, speakers, test equip. call Ethan 775-313-2823 3 Adult Cats spayed/neutered female calico & torti; male-orange cat. Emergency situation Free to good home. (352) 427-7781 WANTED! (HAM Radio Equip.) Vintage or Modern, tubes, tube audio amps, speakers, test equip. call Ethan 775-313-2823 LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! The Boys & Girls Clubs of Marion Countyis accepting applications for several positions for the new center in Dunnellon, Florida. The available after-school positions include: Bus Driver / CDL license/ Passenger endorsement Youth Develop ment Specialist Street Smart Program Instructor Education Assist. Computer Lab Tech Athletics -Triple Play Instructor Do you have a passion for working with youth? Are you interested in assisting youth with their homework? The Boys & Girls Clubs teach valuable life skills to young people, including how to live a healthy life, how to be a responsible citizen and the desire to be a life long learner We are looking for individuals who are self motivated, energetic and creative. We are also looking for individuals who candevelop and implement daily programs with enthusiasm. To apply please go to website www.bgcofmarion. com, download employment application & new 2013-2014 membership application. or email resume and cover letter to: tjackson@bgcof marion.com PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. 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. BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 DODGE2013 Grand Caravan Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs call T om 352-325-1306 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 2Wednesday, September 4, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger So if youre living alone, seek out others so you can join in some activities. Most of the people around here live in relatively active communities with plenty of things to do if theyll only seek them out. And if you know of someone who is alone and not doing anything, try to visit them and get them into the mix in their neighborhoods. It can be beneficial for both of you. I just hate seeing these stories come across the computer, the stories of people who take their own lives because to them, there is no other way out. Lets all take steps to make sure that this doesnt happen to someone we know.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. CLARKcontinued from Page 8 Some mysteries are tough to solve Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Religion Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Sept. 4: Bible study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry Meeting, 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6: Garden of Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7: Mystery Dinner Theater, 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Luncheon. Tuesday, Sept. 10: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11: 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.Chabad Jewish CenterIn anticipation of the upcoming Jewish New Year (Sept. 4-6), the Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County and The Villages has announced its High Holiday Services schedule. They will be warm, friendly, traditional, and open to all, says Chabads Executive Director, Rabbi Yossi Hecht. All are welcome to services at Chabad, free of charge, regardless of background or affiliation. Membership is not required to join and there are no prerequisites. All prayers will combine the original Hebrew and translated English. Our tradition teaches that at the New Year, the Doors of Heaven are open; God accepts all prayers, from anyone, explains the Rabbi. The least we can do is open our doors as well, to the entire community. Services will be held on Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year (September 4-6), as well as Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement (September 13-14). They will be held at various times (as indicated below) at the Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle. In addition, a Community Rosh Hashana dinner will take place after services on Rosh Hashana Eve at the Hilton of Ocala The dinner is by RSVP only and will include geffilte fish, matzah ball soup and tzimis just to name a few of our traditional holiday dishes. For more information about High Holiday Services, or about Chabad, please call 352-291-2218, email Rabbi@JewishMarion.org or log on to www.JewishMarion.org.Ocala West United MethodistThe Ocala West United Methodist Mens Club annual Junque Sale will take place at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, on Oct. 24, 25 and 26. Phone number for information about this event, which is more than 20 years old, is 352-854-9550. The church will accept donations for this large charitable fundraiser at storage pods in church parking lot beginning Thursday, Sept. 5, and every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 17, and every Saturday from Sept. 7 through Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to noon.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 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 a.m. See RELIGION, Page 11 RELIGIONcontinued from Page 2 000FY7Y 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 LIMIT ONE COUPON PER PURCHA SE Expire s 9/ 30 /13 WMM RLN SMC 000EL19 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. 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Take care of yourself and the rest will fall into place.Recently I met a young lady who knows how to take care of herself and is now teaching others to do the same thing. She is quite a special young lady, and I immediately felt her charm and charisma. Heaven Colon works professionally as a Career Coach at Workforce Connection, but her real passion comes from the other part of her professional life as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her business name is Fully in Tune Temple or FIT. Heaven told me that her passion comes through in what she says are three separate but connected areas: Massage Therapy, Fitness/Movement, and Personal Ministry. Listen to your body dont ignore warning signs. Be connected to yourself. These are admonitions that Heaven shares on a regular basis with those in Zumba classes like the one she was directing on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. This was where I met this energetic and totally personable young lady. The session lasted just over an hour and those involved really seemed to love the intense workout. The music was lively and the conversation (when there was conversation) was happy and full of fun. About the only time there was any talking was during short breaks while the ladies stayed hydrated. Each of the ones attending seemed to be completely pleased with the fun and fitness for the day. Laughter was also part of the agenda and each one was able to join in the fun. After the session, I talked with Heaven for a while and learned a bit more about her classes and her work toward making people really take special care of their bodies as the temple of their being. Ms Colon told me that she is originally from New York; she was born in Manhattan. She came to Florida in 1990 and lived in Mulberry for 14 years finishing school there. She graduated from what was then Polk Community College with a degree in Business Administration/Mgmt. She has lived in Ocala since 2005. Heaven teaches regular class at the Ranch Fitness Center and Spa in On Top of The World. That was where she met Linda Ford, an FFV neighbor, who convinced her to bring her Zumba class to Fairfield Village on Sunday afternoons. Linda and the others in the class invite more ladies to come out and join in the fun and fitness at 2 on Sunday afternoons. Anyone can participateone can even participate from a chair if the person has limited mobility. Upper body strength is a major focus of much of the activity. Linda told me: A year and a half ago, I would never have dreamed of doing Zumba. I was afraid I would look ridiculous. But, I joined Heavens Zumba class at the Ranch, and the rest is history. I love it now and dont even care if I look ridiculous. Heaven is easy to follow and makes it fun. It makes those of us involved feel powerful. A big part of Heavens activities deals with giving back to the community. Each Friday evening at 5:45, she does a Zumba Fundraiser at Rasmussen College on State Road 200. For a donation of $5, anyone can join the class and be sure that 100 percent of the money donated goes to the American Heart Association Heart Walk. I was so impressed with Heavens attitude and love for people and for life in general that I asked her for one more quote. So she gave me the following that I find seems to compress so much of what she does into a firm statement that can help many of us. No matter what life may throw at you, be optimistic and never give up! Take time to invest in your health, believe in your dreams, and always strive for excellence in all you do! Take care of yourself first and the rest will fall into place. With Heavens encouragement, many of us can effectively use a part of Sunday afternoon to empower ourselves to be healthier, more fit, and more in tune with our own bodies. I sincerely hope that more people from our community will avail themselves of this great opportunity right here in Fairfield Village that is already known for being a lively place full of lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 4, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, September 4, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Read the classifieds Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Zumba exercise draws residents of Fairfield Village Above is Heaven Colon. At left, she is shown with those participating in a Zumba event. BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the MessengerA group of residents from On Top of the World and Stone Creek recently took a wonderful tour from Master the Possibilities to the Ocala Equine Rescue farm. Howard and Jennifer explained the reasons and background of various horses. The farm manager Jennifer also did some explaining while working on the stalls. At the end of the tour visitors were treated to homemade banana nut bread while getting more information about the horses and their rehabilitation. Master the Possibilities has countless classes for almost any taste people have. The catalog is available at http://www.masterthepossibilities.com/ as well as in print at the Education Center. Just log in and a schedule of classes will be available. Local residents tour equine rescue farm PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELLisa Parker gets up close and personal with this horse. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 4 Friday, Sept. 20 The Art of Marriage: 2-day eventChristian Life Assembly of God will present The Art of Marriage video event on Sept. 20 and 21. Produced by Family Life, the event will begin Friday, Sept. 20, with doors open and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. The event begins promptly at 7 p.m. On Saturday morning, Sept. 21, doors are open at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts provided. Seminar begins at 9 a.m. Lunch will be at noon at no additional charge. Seminar will end at 4:15 p.m. Cost per couple is $45 and includes workbooks, refreshments, and lunch on Saturday. No child care is provided. Contact us at 352-237-6950 or email at ocalaclag@gmail.com with your questions. To register go to: christianlifeassemblyofgod.eventbrite.com. This relationship enrichment event is for those considering marriage as well as those married for many, many years, and is open to everyone.Saturday, Sept. 21 African Violet Club meetsThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz substation, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. The program will be on a cousin of the African violet, another gesnerlad, called Streptocarpus. This presentation will include information on the various many varieties, their temperature, fertilizer, soil and general care requirements. Refreshments are served and guests are are always welcome! For more information on the club and the upcoming AVCF show and sale check the website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. Saturday, Sept. 28 Fall Expo at the Hilton The West Marion Business Association will host a Fall Expo on Saturday, Sept 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ocala Hilton, just off State Road 200, at 3600 S.W. 36th Ave, Ocala. The expo gives residents the opportunity to see services and products offered by 48 different area businesses in an informal setting. Door prizes will be given out throughout the day including overnight lodging at the Ocala Hilton complete with breakfast for two and $100 gift cards. Worship service at TimberRidgeA worship service will take place at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.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.Tuesday, Oct. 8 Town Hall meeting at libraryThe Board of County Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Freedom Public Library (5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala). For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323.Friday, Oct. 11 Baptist Church plans tripCollege Road Baptist Church is planning a bus trip to see and hear the Gaithers in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Oct. 11 through the 13th. We are inviting individuals and groups to join us. We will leave on Friday morning the 11th, returning the afternoon of the 13th. Total cost, including transportation, performances, and motel will be $350. Call our office or come in to make your reservation at 5010 S.W. College Road, Ocala. Phone is 352-237-5741. Trafficking group sets golf event Breaking Out is a privately funded Human Trafficking Prevention organization that goes beyond awareness and assisting victims. Breaking Out is a rescue and recovery group that proactively works worldwide to rescue victims from slavery and return them home. Breaking Out will be hosting a 4-man scramble golf tournament, with a variety of prizes, contests and competition for golfer of all levels, on Oct. 11 at Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For more information, visit Breaking Outs website; www.breakingoutcorp.org or call 352-866-224-2888. 000FRZ8 COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 4, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, September 4, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your Arian charm quotient at an almost all-time high this week, plus all the facts to back you up, you just might win over the last doubters to your proposal. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might be in line for that job change you applied for. But be advised that you could be called on to defend your qualifications against supporters of other applicants. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Creating a new approach to an old idea is one way to get beyond that workplace impasse. No such problems in your personal life, where things continue to flow smoothly. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be more forthcoming about your feelings concerning a proposed change either in your workplace or in your personal life. Your opinions are valuable. Dont keep them hidden. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A changing situation in your life needs more patience than you appear to be willing to offer. Allowing it to develop at its own pace is the wisest course you can take at this time. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) With more stability in your life on both personal and professional levels this could be a good time to strengthen relationships with both friends and colleagues. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) People have always relied on your integrity not only to get the job done, but to get it done right. So dont be pressured by anyone into cutting corners to save time. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) While others might get rattled over unexpected changes, your ability to adapt calmly and competently helps you make a positive impression during a crucial period. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A changing environment might be daunting for some, but the adventurous Sagittarian takes it all in stride. A friend from the past could awaken some meaningful memories. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With your selfassurance rising to full strength, the bold Goat should feel confident about opening up to new ventures as well as new relationships. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Reaching out to someone who has been unkind to you might not be easy. But in the long run it will prove to have been the right thing to do. A friend offers moral support. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your keen insight once again helps you work through a seemingly insoluble problem in your workplace. The weekend offers a good chance to develop new relationships. Friday, Sept. 6 Fir s t Frid ay Art W alkThe First Friday Art Walk returns for a new season on Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us in historic downtown Ocala and stroll over 35 individual artist displays, interior galleries showcasing local artists, and unique boutiques and eateries throughout 15 city blocks. You also wont want to miss the funk-fusion band, The Boys, providing live music at Citizens Circle beginning at 7 p.m. The September Art Walk will also feature En plein air painters. En plein air is a French expression meaning in the open air. Members of the group will be placed throughout the Art Walk, giving patrons the unique opportunity to observe the paintings being created live in beautiful downtown. Learn more about the First Friday Art Walk on our new website at www.ocalafl.org/artwalk. Saturday, Sept. 7 Chess Club to m eetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276Murd er mys tery at churchPlease 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 the church office, 352-861-6182, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon or http://www.ccomc.org/. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, http://www.ccomc.org Free yoga at Sholom Par kA free yoga class will take place in the beauty of Sholom Park. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m. Bring a mat or towel as well as your enthusiasm! For more information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-8547950.Two -day s tam p and coin s howThe 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 SanctuHappenings ary 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.Tuesday, Sept. 10 AARP Driver Saf ety Class (2 d ays)An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held Sept. 10 and 11 in the District Sheriffs office, 9048 State Road 200, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Individuals with decades of driving experience will have an opportunity to be updated on current Florida State laws. Additionally, the certificate you receive at the completion of the classes will entitle you to an appropriate discount on your car insurance for three years. For registration, call Joe Briggs, 352-237-2971.Mac Us er Group to m eetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St. Robin Whitely, from the Center for the Blind, will speak on the use of iPads and Macs with the visually impaired. Tech tips by Phil Davis will follow this presentation. Visitors are always welcome. Check our website at http://ocalamug.org for additional information.Wednesday, Sept. 11 Alz heim ers caregivers sem inarThe 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.Free Englis h classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road will begin the 10th year of its ESL (English as Second Language) ministry on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free and child care is provided. Teachers are certified by the Southern Baptist Convention Literacy Program to provide instruction to adults wanting to learn or improve their English speaking ability. Students are placed in appropriate class levels ranging from Pre-biginners to Advanced. This ministry is open to the public. For further information, call the church office or the director, Janet Smith at 352-854-6981.Sunday, Sept. 15 Germ an Am erican Ok toberfestThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept. 15, at noon, at the Marion Oaks Community Center. A bratwurst dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Music will be provided by Alpine Express from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring your own beverage. Lederhosen, Dirndle or dressy casual attire is required. Tickets are $18 per member and $21 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352751-4207.Thursday, Sept. 19 Air Force group to m eetThe next meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This will be our annual awards program. Who will be our Chapter Member of the Year? Several other awards will be presented. 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If you lived in New York City, you probably went to one of the many feasts. One of the most famous is the feast of San Gennaro. This September is the 87th Annual Feast of San Gennaro. It will be held in Little Italy for 11 days from Thursday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Sept. 22, on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants who came here seeking to improve their lives beginning in the early part of the 20th century. The feast is dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants. This years Feast is expected once again to attract more than one-million people from the four corners of the globe to the streets of Little Italy to participate in the annual Salute to the Patron Saint of Naples. As a former New Yorker, I had been to the feast but knew little about the saint. Like many others who went to the feast, I went for the food, wine and music. It is truly a festive time and one can hardly move in the tiny streets that run along Mulberry Street, between Canal Street (on south) and Houston Street (on north). It takes place east to west on Grand Street, between Mott and Baxter Street, and east to west on Hester Street, between Mott and Baxter Streets. Stone Creek decided to have a Taste of Italy without the crowds to honor San Gennaro. Cindy Bryan from the Social Committee was researching Italian feasts and approached Kim Krystopa, Lifestyle Director about the idea. The Stone Creek event did not have the famous pastries from Ferraros Bakery in New York like biscotti, Pignoli cookies, Cannoli, Zabaglione, or Suppa Inglese layered sponge cake soaked in rum and brandy. Venders selling sausage, peppers and onions, pizza of all kinds or Vino. Our menu included antipasto, choice of chicken or eggplant parmesan, garlic bread and dessert items catered by Brick City Catering. While the New York feast will have a cannoli eating contest, Stonemessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 4, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, September 4, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Human signs ban needed in county The Ocala City Council and the Marion County Commission should follow the Alachua County Commissions lead in updating its sign ordinance to ban human signs. Weve all seen them, the people standing on the sidewalk with signs promoting various businesses, such as we buy gold or car washes, etc. Alachuas ordinance bans any of these signs on the right of way, which includes sidewalks. They must be on private property. The ban includes all human signs, including costumes. Its only within the past few years that these human signs have proliferated our county. Its gotten to a point where you cant go more than a couple of blocks in a business district without seeing one. However, some form of these signs have been around forever. In the old days, some restaurants even had people walking with their menus on a sign. Now, though, we see so many that in some instances there are sign-carriers sharing a corner. Some have even spread to the median, where they are a major distraction to the driving public, to say nothing about making the county look junky. Alachua County originally stopped these sign displays some time ago, but someone sued and forced the county to change its policies. Now Alachua has upgraded its ordinance in what it hopes will be compliance with the federal court ruling. Its not only businesses involved. On any Saturday morning, you can see young people promoting a nearby car wash to raise funds for their activities. While no one wants to see these car washes fail, there is a major safety factor here. Have you ever been driving along and seen a 12-year-old appear just off the pavement of the road waving a car wash sign at you? This is a dangerous practice, and moving them back off the right of way wouldnt hurt a bit. Marion County governments should keep an eye on Alachuas efforts, and if they survive legal challenges, our county should adopt the same law, word for word. While this may not get rid of the human signs completely, at least it will push them back off the right of way. So were asking our local governments to give our sidewalks back to the pedestrians. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Politics and ShowbizBY BOB FRANKEN Score one for NBC. I mean the entertainment division, which has gotten priceless publicity by inciting an uproar over its plans to air a four-part Hillary Clinton biopic years from now. The controversy guarantees huge ratings whenever it airs, which is TBA. Diane Lane already has been cast as Hillary, as she bounces from the Monica Lewinsky mortification to U.S. senator to secretary of state. The part of Bill Clinton has not been cast yet. Let the snarky speculation begin! The upheaval, though, is caused by what might be her next gig: candidate for president. Add to the mix the fact that CNN also is planning a documentary on her, and the Republicans are going bonkers over what they believe will be puff pieces about their potential rival in the White House race. Its certainly not hard to sympathize with their outrage. Nor is it difficult to agree with the fuss inside NBC News. Correspondent Chuck Todd calls the announcement a total nightmare for those who cover politics for the network, because most people dont understand or care even a little that NBC Entertainment is separate from the news division. Chucks colleague Andrea Mitchell calls the plan unsettling and uncomfortable. I fully concur, and before someone raises the point: While I am not employed by the company, I appear frequently on MSNBC. As for the GOPers, their complaints were justified, at least until Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus got into the act. In effect, hes delivered an ultimatum: If NBC and CNN go ahead with their Hillary programs, those networks would not get to moderate presidential candidates in 2016. He went on to explain on MSNBC, no less that it is because they are not actually interested in the future of the Republican party and our nominees. Will someone explain to Reince that a journalist moderator shouldnt be promoting the well-being of either party? Hes aware of that, but he also knows full well that his fellow conservatives have long believed that the media and their reporters are scumbag liberals (not counting Fox News), so theyd love nothing better than to shut out NBC and CNN. The truth is that Fox on the right and MSNBC on the left are ideological havens, while CNN tries to go both ways. But whatever their shtick, it is not up to the parties to dictate the coverage, and it sure isnt appropriate for their leaders to resort to extortion. That being said, there are probably some face-saving ways out of this. One possibility would be for the Democratic debates to appear only on MSNBC, and the GOPs on Fox. CNN wont be a factor because itll be covering only trials by then. For the general election, PBS can handle things, or maybe ESPN. Its too much to hope that theyd simply do away with the debates, particularly since they attract viewers who enjoy watching buffoonish reality shows. Maybe we could add The Real Wives of the Candidates. Actually, Chuck Todd had another dynamite idea: Instead of Hillary Clinton, NBC could do a four-parter on John Edwards. He wont be running for president. Will he? 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. Once more, last week, we had a murder-suicide in Marion County. And once again, it was a couple in their advanced years. The deaths occurred in a subdivision near The Villages, at the southern end of the county. A man had checked his wife out of her home in assisted living, then a couple of days later apparently shot and killed her with a shotgun before turning the weapon on himself. Its not the first time in the past year that we have seen desperate people in some sort of situation take this way out. The Alliance for Aging published some strategies to prevent senior suicide: Optimize function and reduce isolation, Restrict access to lethal means, and Diagnose and prevent depression. These strategies help combat three of the most common factors that place older adults at higher risk for suicide. Research has found that older adults who live alone are more likely to commit suicide, particularly if they are divorced or widowed. People considering suicide often withdraw from their normal social engagements, but staying active can improve moods and decrease the likelihood of depression. Exercising, spending time with loved ones, developing a new hobby, and joining a support group are good ways for older people to avoid depression and suicide. Family and community members can serve as strong support systems and encourage behavior that keeps them active and connected. Easy access to handguns can also place seniors at a greater risk of suicide. Statistics show that older people with handguns in their households are more than twice as likely to commit suicide as Elderly murder-suicides raise concerns Among Friends Jim Clark those without access to firearms. Lethal weapons are the most common method of suicide by the elderly and result in a very high completion rate. By being aware of handguns in the home of an older loved one, family and friends may be able to prevent an imminent suicide. It is also critical to recognize the signs of depression in the elderly. Sixty to 75 percent of suicide victims age 75 and older have diagnosable clinical depression. Older adults may experience slightly different symptoms than younger depression patientstypical symptoms include anxiety, fatigue, loss of interest in hobbies, isolation, unexplained weight loss, and suicidal thoughts. In the most recent Marion County case, as in others, the couple lived alone, and the wife was in assisted living, leaving the husband to fend for himself. This is where neighbors and friends can come in. Theres a natural tendency to shy away from people who have just lost a loved one, in some cases just because people dont know what to say. But making sure that the lonely person is not left in isolation is a key component to getting that person back into the world, taking care of themselves to a point where they look forward to each day. Please see CLARK, Page 11 Italian Feast at Stone Creek Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Please see ITALIAN, Page 7 Dolly Tokasz, Cliff Pfeffer and John Tokasz at the Stone Creek Italian Feast. Cindy Bryan and Kim Krystopa. 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! 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 4, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, September 4, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FAMILY FEATURES Happy Hour. A time of day renowned the world over for relaxing just before dinner with small bites and small pours. To create your own happy hour at home for family and friends, try a bite-sized menu like this one that pairs light, flavorful dishes with food-friendly wines, such as Mirassou Winerys new red blend, Sunset Red. This Pinot Noir-based red blend features fresh, dark fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry with notes of caramel and brown sugar. The wines deep red color reflects shades of a bright California sunset and provides a perfect sipping experience as the day winds down and your happy hour begins. To explore more wine pairing options, visit www.mirassou.com. Sweet Potato Fries with Spiced Aioli Pairs with Mirassou Sunset Red Servings: 8 to 10 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Spice Mix: 2 teaspoons garam masala 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon curry 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic Aioli: 3 to 4 cloves garlic 2 egg yolks 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground pepper to taste Fries: 2 pounds sweet potatoes 2 pounds yams Vegetable oil for frying 1 teaspoon sea salt Stir together all spice mix ingredi ents in a small bowl; set aside. Drop garlic cloves into a blender or food processor with the motor running. Add egg yolks and lemon juice and process briefly. Add oil in a slow, steady stream until mixture becomes thick and creamy. Stir in 2 tea spoons of spice mix and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrig erate until ready to serve. To prepare fries, peel potatoes and cut into long 1/4to 1/2-inchthick strips; place in a large bowl of ice water to keep from brown ing. Remove a handful at a time and pat very dry between paper towels. Drop into 1 inch of hot oil (oil is hot enough when a few drops of water added start to pop) and cook for 5 to 7 min utes or until lightly browned, stirring occa sionally. Drain well on paper towels and repeat with remain ing potatoes. (Keep warm in a 300F oven.) Place in a large bowl and toss with remaining sea salt and spice mixture. Serve imme di ately with aioli. Cherry Bread Pudding Pairs with Mirassou Sunset Red Servings: 8 to 10 Prep time: 20 minutes Stand time: 2 to 8 hours Cook time: 30 to 35 minutes 3 1/3 cups half and half 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1teaspoon almond extract 4 eggs 8 cups (1-inch cubes) Challah or other sweet, eggy bread, lightly toasted 1 can (15 ounces) pitted sweet cherries, well drained 3 to 4 tablespoons coarse sugar Whisk together half and half, sugar, extracts and eggs until well mixed. Place in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish and add bread cubes. Stir lightly and push cubes down to coat completely with mixture; cover and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours. Preheat oven to 325F and lightly butter 8 to 10 small (about 1 cup) ramekins. Fold cherries into bread mixture and spoon into ramekins; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 30 to 35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Sunset Sliders Pairs with Mirassou Sunset Red Servings: 8 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 6 to 8 minutes 1 pound lean ground beef (preferably grass fed) 1/2 cup finely chopped baby portabella mushrooms 1/4 cup minced shallots or red onion 1/4 cupMirassouSunsetRed 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1/2 cup shredded aged Gouda cheese 8 brioche, ciabatta, or other small slider rolls 8 thin Roma tomato slices 4 strips cooked cherry wood or apple wood smoked bacon, broken in quarters 5 to 6 baby arugula leaves Usingyourhands,mixbeef,mush rooms, shallots, wine, rosemary,Dijon, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.Shapeinto8veryflatpatties. Grill, broil or pan fry for 3 min utes. Turn and top with cheese; cook for 2 minutes more. Serve on lightly toasted rolls with tomato, bacon and arugula. Recipe Tip: Dress arugula with a bit of olive oil and balsamic for extra flavor. Creek had some twenty famous Italians that residents were asked to identify. They ranged from famous opera singers to explorers to chefs and authors, singers and many others. Prizes were given to those who guessed the most. The I-Phone came in handy for identification. One can never duplicate a real feast with the aromas and sight of so much food, wine and great Italian music but Stone Creek came close. Thanks to Kim and her wonderful Social Committee for all the work they do to bring various events to the residents of Stone Creek. The Social Committee works tirelessly planning, setting up, decorating and cleaning up. The rest of us go and enjoy an evening while others do the work. Thank you, Kim and your wonderful committee. ITALIAN continued from Page 1 Marge and Pete De Simone at the Stone Creek event. Volunteers needed to help neighbors in needThe pre-hospice program Transitions is in need of volunteers for respite care, friendship, transportation, errands, or food preparation. Transitions is a free community service available to anyone with a life-limiting illness. The program offers assistance during or after medical treatment for serious illnesses. Specially trained staff and volunteers provide supportive services to clients and their families. Transitions services are available at no charge. Anyone with a life-limiting illness is eligible. Services are provided to patients in their own home, nursing home or assisted living facility. Please call Donna Shaffer at 352854-5200 for details.Bass singer wanted for barbershop quartetA barbershop quartet is seeking a bass singer to make their quartet complete. Practices are Thursday evening at the home of one of the singers. For more info, call Bill at 352-3629842. 000FXKO OAS IS REST AURANT OAS IS REST AURANT 765 1 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34476 237-4598 Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm Come Check Out Our Daily Specials MONDAY Crispy Chicken Salad TUESDAY Kielbasa w/Kraut WEDNESDAY (9/4) Pork Tenderloin & Stuffed Cabbage WEDNESDAY (9/11) Pork Tenderloin & Chicken Dumplings THURSDAY Oven Roasted Turkey FRIDAY Seafood Specials SATURDAY Italian Specials 000FWUA 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 Garage Floor Mat protects against Oil, Battery Acid $49 Reg. $69 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 $ 549 only $ 549 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 $ 449 $ 449 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 549 $ 549 2008 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 HUMMER $ 8,995 New Batteries 2010 Club Car Remanufactured BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE Largest Selection In Ocala! New 8 Tires $39.95 Used 8 Tires Only $10 L ow es t Lowest Pr ic es i n Prices in Oc al a! Ocala!

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 4, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, September 4, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger FAMILY FEATURES Happy Hour. A time of day renowned the world over for relaxing just before dinner with small bites and small pours. To create your own happy hour at home for family and friends, try a bite-sized menu like this one that pairs light, flavorful dishes with food-friendly wines, such as Mirassou Winerys new red blend, Sunset Red. This Pinot Noir-based red blend features fresh, dark fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry with notes of caramel and brown sugar. The wines deep red color reflects shades of a bright California sunset and provides a perfect sipping experience as the day winds down and your happy hour begins. To explore more wine pairing options, visit www.mirassou.com. Sweet Potato Fries with Spiced Aioli Pairs with Mirassou Sunset Red Servings: 8 to 10 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Spice Mix: 2 teaspoons garam masala 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon curry 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic Aioli: 3 to 4 cloves garlic 2 egg yolks 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground pepper to taste Fries: 2 pounds sweet potatoes 2 pounds yams Vegetable oil for frying 1 teaspoon sea salt Stir together all spice mix ingredi ents in a small bowl; set aside. Drop garlic cloves into a blender or food processor with the motor running. Add egg yolks and lemon juice and process briefly. Add oil in a slow, steady stream until mixture becomes thick and creamy. Stir in 2 tea spoons of spice mix and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrig erate until ready to serve. To prepare fries, peel potatoes and cut into long 1/4to 1/2-inchthick strips; place in a large bowl of ice water to keep from brown ing. Remove a handful at a time and pat very dry between paper towels. Drop into 1 inch of hot oil (oil is hot enough when a few drops of water added start to pop) and cook for 5 to 7 min utes or until lightly browned, stirring occa sionally. Drain well on paper towels and repeat with remain ing potatoes. (Keep warm in a 300F oven.) Place in a large bowl and toss with remaining sea salt and spice mixture. Serve imme di ately with aioli. Cherry Bread Pudding Pairs with Mirassou Sunset Red Servings: 8 to 10 Prep time: 20 minutes Stand time: 2 to 8 hours Cook time: 30 to 35 minutes 3 1/3 cups half and half 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1teaspoon almond extract 4 eggs 8 cups (1-inch cubes) Challah or other sweet, eggy bread, lightly toasted 1 can (15 ounces) pitted sweet cherries, well drained 3 to 4 tablespoons coarse sugar Whisk together half and half, sugar, extracts and eggs until well mixed. Place in a 13 x 9-inch baking dish and add bread cubes. Stir lightly and push cubes down to coat completely with mixture; cover and refrigerate for 2 to 8 hours. Preheat oven to 325F and lightly butter 8 to 10 small (about 1 cup) ramekins. Fold cherries into bread mixture and spoon into ramekins; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 30 to 35 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Sunset Sliders Pairs with Mirassou Sunset Red Servings: 8 Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 6 to 8 minutes 1 pound lean ground beef (preferably grass fed) 1/2 cup finely chopped baby portabella mushrooms 1/4 cup minced shallots or red onion 1/4 cupMirassouSunsetRed 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground pepper to taste 1/2 cup shredded aged Gouda cheese 8 brioche, ciabatta, or other small slider rolls 8 thin Roma tomato slices 4 strips cooked cherry wood or apple wood smoked bacon, broken in quarters 5 to 6 baby arugula leaves Usingyourhands,mixbeef,mush rooms, shallots, wine, rosemary,Dijon, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.Shapeinto8veryflatpatties. Grill, broil or pan fry for 3 min utes. Turn and top with cheese; cook for 2 minutes more. Serve on lightly toasted rolls with tomato, bacon and arugula. Recipe Tip: Dress arugula with a bit of olive oil and balsamic for extra flavor. Creek had some twenty famous Italians that residents were asked to identify. They ranged from famous opera singers to explorers to chefs and authors, singers and many others. Prizes were given to those who guessed the most. The I-Phone came in handy for identification. One can never duplicate a real feast with the aromas and sight of so much food, wine and great Italian music but Stone Creek came close. Thanks to Kim and her wonderful Social Committee for all the work they do to bring various events to the residents of Stone Creek. The Social Committee works tirelessly planning, setting up, decorating and cleaning up. The rest of us go and enjoy an evening while others do the work. Thank you, Kim and your wonderful committee. ITALIAN continued from Page 1 Marge and Pete De Simone at the Stone Creek event. Volunteers needed to help neighbors in needThe pre-hospice program Transitions is in need of volunteers for respite care, friendship, transportation, errands, or food preparation. Transitions is a free community service available to anyone with a life-limiting illness. The program offers assistance during or after medical treatment for serious illnesses. Specially trained staff and volunteers provide supportive services to clients and their families. Transitions services are available at no charge. Anyone with a life-limiting illness is eligible. Services are provided to patients in their own home, nursing home or assisted living facility. Please call Donna Shaffer at 352854-5200 for details.Bass singer wanted for barbershop quartetA barbershop quartet is seeking a bass singer to make their quartet complete. Practices are Thursday evening at the home of one of the singers. For more info, call Bill at 352-3629842. 000FXKO OAS IS REST AURANT OAS IS REST AURANT 765 1 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34476 237-4598 Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm Come Check Out Our Daily Specials MONDAY Crispy Chicken Salad TUESDAY Kielbasa w/Kraut WEDNESDAY (9/4) Pork Tenderloin & Stuffed Cabbage WEDNESDAY (9/11) Pork Tenderloin & Chicken Dumplings THURSDAY Oven Roasted Turkey FRIDAY Seafood Specials SATURDAY Italian Specials 000FWUA 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 Garage Floor Mat protects against Oil, Battery Acid $49 Reg. $69 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 $ 549 only $ 549 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 $ 449 $ 449 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 549 $ 549 2008 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 HUMMER $ 8,995 New Batteries 2010 Club Car Remanufactured BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE BATTERY SALE Largest Selection In Ocala! New 8 Tires $39.95 Used 8 Tires Only $10 L ow es t Lowest Pr ic es i n Prices in Oc al a! Ocala!

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If you lived in New York City, you probably went to one of the many feasts. One of the most famous is the feast of San Gennaro. This September is the 87th Annual Feast of San Gennaro. It will be held in Little Italy for 11 days from Thursday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Sept. 22, on the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants who came here seeking to improve their lives beginning in the early part of the 20th century. The feast is dedicated to keeping alive the spirit and faith of the early Italian immigrants. This years Feast is expected once again to attract more than one-million people from the four corners of the globe to the streets of Little Italy to participate in the annual Salute to the Patron Saint of Naples. As a former New Yorker, I had been to the feast but knew little about the saint. Like many others who went to the feast, I went for the food, wine and music. It is truly a festive time and one can hardly move in the tiny streets that run along Mulberry Street, between Canal Street (on south) and Houston Street (on north). It takes place east to west on Grand Street, between Mott and Baxter Street, and east to west on Hester Street, between Mott and Baxter Streets. Stone Creek decided to have a Taste of Italy without the crowds to honor San Gennaro. Cindy Bryan from the Social Committee was researching Italian feasts and approached Kim Krystopa, Lifestyle Director about the idea. The Stone Creek event did not have the famous pastries from Ferraros Bakery in New York like biscotti, Pignoli cookies, Cannoli, Zabaglione, or Suppa Inglese layered sponge cake soaked in rum and brandy. Venders selling sausage, peppers and onions, pizza of all kinds or Vino. Our menu included antipasto, choice of chicken or eggplant parmesan, garlic bread and dessert items catered by Brick City Catering. While the New York feast will have a cannoli eating contest, Stonemessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 4, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, September 4, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Human signs ban needed in county The Ocala City Council and the Marion County Commission should follow the Alachua County Commissions lead in updating its sign ordinance to ban human signs. Weve all seen them, the people standing on the sidewalk with signs promoting various businesses, such as we buy gold or car washes, etc. Alachuas ordinance bans any of these signs on the right of way, which includes sidewalks. They must be on private property. The ban includes all human signs, including costumes. Its only within the past few years that these human signs have proliferated our county. Its gotten to a point where you cant go more than a couple of blocks in a business district without seeing one. However, some form of these signs have been around forever. In the old days, some restaurants even had people walking with their menus on a sign. Now, though, we see so many that in some instances there are sign-carriers sharing a corner. Some have even spread to the median, where they are a major distraction to the driving public, to say nothing about making the county look junky. Alachua County originally stopped these sign displays some time ago, but someone sued and forced the county to change its policies. Now Alachua has upgraded its ordinance in what it hopes will be compliance with the federal court ruling. Its not only businesses involved. On any Saturday morning, you can see young people promoting a nearby car wash to raise funds for their activities. While no one wants to see these car washes fail, there is a major safety factor here. Have you ever been driving along and seen a 12-year-old appear just off the pavement of the road waving a car wash sign at you? This is a dangerous practice, and moving them back off the right of way wouldnt hurt a bit. Marion County governments should keep an eye on Alachuas efforts, and if they survive legal challenges, our county should adopt the same law, word for word. While this may not get rid of the human signs completely, at least it will push them back off the right of way. So were asking our local governments to give our sidewalks back to the pedestrians. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Politics and ShowbizBY BOB FRANKEN Score one for NBC. I mean the entertainment division, which has gotten priceless publicity by inciting an uproar over its plans to air a four-part Hillary Clinton biopic years from now. The controversy guarantees huge ratings whenever it airs, which is TBA. Diane Lane already has been cast as Hillary, as she bounces from the Monica Lewinsky mortification to U.S. senator to secretary of state. The part of Bill Clinton has not been cast yet. Let the snarky speculation begin! The upheaval, though, is caused by what might be her next gig: candidate for president. Add to the mix the fact that CNN also is planning a documentary on her, and the Republicans are going bonkers over what they believe will be puff pieces about their potential rival in the White House race. Its certainly not hard to sympathize with their outrage. Nor is it difficult to agree with the fuss inside NBC News. Correspondent Chuck Todd calls the announcement a total nightmare for those who cover politics for the network, because most people dont understand or care even a little that NBC Entertainment is separate from the news division. Chucks colleague Andrea Mitchell calls the plan unsettling and uncomfortable. I fully concur, and before someone raises the point: While I am not employed by the company, I appear frequently on MSNBC. As for the GOPers, their complaints were justified, at least until Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus got into the act. In effect, hes delivered an ultimatum: If NBC and CNN go ahead with their Hillary programs, those networks would not get to moderate presidential candidates in 2016. He went on to explain on MSNBC, no less that it is because they are not actually interested in the future of the Republican party and our nominees. Will someone explain to Reince that a journalist moderator shouldnt be promoting the well-being of either party? Hes aware of that, but he also knows full well that his fellow conservatives have long believed that the media and their reporters are scumbag liberals (not counting Fox News), so theyd love nothing better than to shut out NBC and CNN. The truth is that Fox on the right and MSNBC on the left are ideological havens, while CNN tries to go both ways. But whatever their shtick, it is not up to the parties to dictate the coverage, and it sure isnt appropriate for their leaders to resort to extortion. That being said, there are probably some face-saving ways out of this. One possibility would be for the Democratic debates to appear only on MSNBC, and the GOPs on Fox. CNN wont be a factor because itll be covering only trials by then. For the general election, PBS can handle things, or maybe ESPN. Its too much to hope that theyd simply do away with the debates, particularly since they attract viewers who enjoy watching buffoonish reality shows. Maybe we could add The Real Wives of the Candidates. Actually, Chuck Todd had another dynamite idea: Instead of Hillary Clinton, NBC could do a four-parter on John Edwards. He wont be running for president. Will he? 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. Once more, last week, we had a murder-suicide in Marion County. And once again, it was a couple in their advanced years. The deaths occurred in a subdivision near The Villages, at the southern end of the county. A man had checked his wife out of her home in assisted living, then a couple of days later apparently shot and killed her with a shotgun before turning the weapon on himself. Its not the first time in the past year that we have seen desperate people in some sort of situation take this way out. The Alliance for Aging published some strategies to prevent senior suicide: Optimize function and reduce isolation, Restrict access to lethal means, and Diagnose and prevent depression. These strategies help combat three of the most common factors that place older adults at higher risk for suicide. Research has found that older adults who live alone are more likely to commit suicide, particularly if they are divorced or widowed. People considering suicide often withdraw from their normal social engagements, but staying active can improve moods and decrease the likelihood of depression. Exercising, spending time with loved ones, developing a new hobby, and joining a support group are good ways for older people to avoid depression and suicide. Family and community members can serve as strong support systems and encourage behavior that keeps them active and connected. Easy access to handguns can also place seniors at a greater risk of suicide. Statistics show that older people with handguns in their households are more than twice as likely to commit suicide as Elderly murder-suicides raise concerns Among Friends Jim Clark those without access to firearms. Lethal weapons are the most common method of suicide by the elderly and result in a very high completion rate. By being aware of handguns in the home of an older loved one, family and friends may be able to prevent an imminent suicide. It is also critical to recognize the signs of depression in the elderly. Sixty to 75 percent of suicide victims age 75 and older have diagnosable clinical depression. Older adults may experience slightly different symptoms than younger depression patientstypical symptoms include anxiety, fatigue, loss of interest in hobbies, isolation, unexplained weight loss, and suicidal thoughts. In the most recent Marion County case, as in others, the couple lived alone, and the wife was in assisted living, leaving the husband to fend for himself. This is where neighbors and friends can come in. Theres a natural tendency to shy away from people who have just lost a loved one, in some cases just because people dont know what to say. But making sure that the lonely person is not left in isolation is a key component to getting that person back into the world, taking care of themselves to a point where they look forward to each day. Please see CLARK, Page 11 Italian Feast at Stone Creek Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Please see ITALIAN, Page 7 Dolly Tokasz, Cliff Pfeffer and John Tokasz at the Stone Creek Italian Feast. Cindy Bryan and Kim Krystopa. 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! 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 4, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, September 4, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) With your Arian charm quotient at an almost all-time high this week, plus all the facts to back you up, you just might win over the last doubters to your proposal. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You might be in line for that job change you applied for. But be advised that you could be called on to defend your qualifications against supporters of other applicants. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Creating a new approach to an old idea is one way to get beyond that workplace impasse. No such problems in your personal life, where things continue to flow smoothly. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Be more forthcoming about your feelings concerning a proposed change either in your workplace or in your personal life. Your opinions are valuable. Dont keep them hidden. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) A changing situation in your life needs more patience than you appear to be willing to offer. Allowing it to develop at its own pace is the wisest course you can take at this time. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) With more stability in your life on both personal and professional levels this could be a good time to strengthen relationships with both friends and colleagues. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) People have always relied on your integrity not only to get the job done, but to get it done right. So dont be pressured by anyone into cutting corners to save time. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) While others might get rattled over unexpected changes, your ability to adapt calmly and competently helps you make a positive impression during a crucial period. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A changing environment might be daunting for some, but the adventurous Sagittarian takes it all in stride. A friend from the past could awaken some meaningful memories. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) With your selfassurance rising to full strength, the bold Goat should feel confident about opening up to new ventures as well as new relationships. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Reaching out to someone who has been unkind to you might not be easy. But in the long run it will prove to have been the right thing to do. A friend offers moral support. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Your keen insight once again helps you work through a seemingly insoluble problem in your workplace. The weekend offers a good chance to develop new relationships. Friday, Sept. 6 Fir s t Frid ay Art W alkThe First Friday Art Walk returns for a new season on Friday, Sept. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us in historic downtown Ocala and stroll over 35 individual artist displays, interior galleries showcasing local artists, and unique boutiques and eateries throughout 15 city blocks. You also wont want to miss the funk-fusion band, The Boys, providing live music at Citizens Circle beginning at 7 p.m. The September Art Walk will also feature En plein air painters. En plein air is a French expression meaning in the open air. Members of the group will be placed throughout the Art Walk, giving patrons the unique opportunity to observe the paintings being created live in beautiful downtown. Learn more about the First Friday Art Walk on our new website at www.ocalafl.org/artwalk. Saturday, Sept. 7 Chess Club to m eetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 352-873-2276Murd er mys tery at churchPlease 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 the church office, 352-861-6182, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon or http://www.ccomc.org/. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, http://www.ccomc.org Free yoga at Sholom Par kA free yoga class will take place in the beauty of Sholom Park. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m. Bring a mat or towel as well as your enthusiasm! For more information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-8547950.Two -day s tam p and coin s howThe 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 SanctuHappenings ary 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.Tuesday, Sept. 10 AARP Driver Saf ety Class (2 d ays)An AARP Driver Safety Class will be held Sept. 10 and 11 in the District Sheriffs office, 9048 State Road 200, beginning at 9 a.m. each day. Individuals with decades of driving experience will have an opportunity to be updated on current Florida State laws. Additionally, the certificate you receive at the completion of the classes will entitle you to an appropriate discount on your car insurance for three years. For registration, call Joe Briggs, 352-237-2971.Mac Us er Group to m eetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St. Robin Whitely, from the Center for the Blind, will speak on the use of iPads and Macs with the visually impaired. Tech tips by Phil Davis will follow this presentation. Visitors are always welcome. Check our website at http://ocalamug.org for additional information.Wednesday, Sept. 11 Alz heim ers caregivers sem inarThe 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.Free Englis h classesCollege Road Baptist Church, 5010 S.W. College Road will begin the 10th year of its ESL (English as Second Language) ministry on Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Classes are free and child care is provided. Teachers are certified by the Southern Baptist Convention Literacy Program to provide instruction to adults wanting to learn or improve their English speaking ability. Students are placed in appropriate class levels ranging from Pre-biginners to Advanced. This ministry is open to the public. For further information, call the church office or the director, Janet Smith at 352-854-6981.Sunday, Sept. 15 Germ an Am erican Ok toberfestThe German American Club of Marion County will hold its Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept. 15, at noon, at the Marion Oaks Community Center. A bratwurst dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Music will be provided by Alpine Express from 2 to 6 p.m. Bring your own beverage. Lederhosen, Dirndle or dressy casual attire is required. Tickets are $18 per member and $21 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352751-4207.Thursday, Sept. 19 Air Force group to m eetThe next meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. This will be our annual awards program. Who will be our Chapter Member of the Year? Several other awards will be presented. September 18 is the birthday of the United States Air Force. At our meeting on the 19th we will celebrate our birthday with a Blue Birthday Cake. Hope to see many of our members and those who would like to join are welcome. Any questions call Mike Emig 352-854-8328 (leave message). 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 000FSQ6 Some thing For Ev eryone In Our 5,000 Sq. 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Take care of yourself and the rest will fall into place.Recently I met a young lady who knows how to take care of herself and is now teaching others to do the same thing. She is quite a special young lady, and I immediately felt her charm and charisma. Heaven Colon works professionally as a Career Coach at Workforce Connection, but her real passion comes from the other part of her professional life as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Her business name is Fully in Tune Temple or FIT. Heaven told me that her passion comes through in what she says are three separate but connected areas: Massage Therapy, Fitness/Movement, and Personal Ministry. Listen to your body dont ignore warning signs. Be connected to yourself. These are admonitions that Heaven shares on a regular basis with those in Zumba classes like the one she was directing on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. This was where I met this energetic and totally personable young lady. The session lasted just over an hour and those involved really seemed to love the intense workout. The music was lively and the conversation (when there was conversation) was happy and full of fun. About the only time there was any talking was during short breaks while the ladies stayed hydrated. Each of the ones attending seemed to be completely pleased with the fun and fitness for the day. Laughter was also part of the agenda and each one was able to join in the fun. After the session, I talked with Heaven for a while and learned a bit more about her classes and her work toward making people really take special care of their bodies as the temple of their being. Ms Colon told me that she is originally from New York; she was born in Manhattan. She came to Florida in 1990 and lived in Mulberry for 14 years finishing school there. She graduated from what was then Polk Community College with a degree in Business Administration/Mgmt. She has lived in Ocala since 2005. Heaven teaches regular class at the Ranch Fitness Center and Spa in On Top of The World. That was where she met Linda Ford, an FFV neighbor, who convinced her to bring her Zumba class to Fairfield Village on Sunday afternoons. Linda and the others in the class invite more ladies to come out and join in the fun and fitness at 2 on Sunday afternoons. Anyone can participateone can even participate from a chair if the person has limited mobility. Upper body strength is a major focus of much of the activity. Linda told me: A year and a half ago, I would never have dreamed of doing Zumba. I was afraid I would look ridiculous. But, I joined Heavens Zumba class at the Ranch, and the rest is history. I love it now and dont even care if I look ridiculous. Heaven is easy to follow and makes it fun. It makes those of us involved feel powerful. A big part of Heavens activities deals with giving back to the community. Each Friday evening at 5:45, she does a Zumba Fundraiser at Rasmussen College on State Road 200. For a donation of $5, anyone can join the class and be sure that 100 percent of the money donated goes to the American Heart Association Heart Walk. I was so impressed with Heavens attitude and love for people and for life in general that I asked her for one more quote. So she gave me the following that I find seems to compress so much of what she does into a firm statement that can help many of us. No matter what life may throw at you, be optimistic and never give up! Take time to invest in your health, believe in your dreams, and always strive for excellence in all you do! Take care of yourself first and the rest will fall into place. With Heavens encouragement, many of us can effectively use a part of Sunday afternoon to empower ourselves to be healthier, more fit, and more in tune with our own bodies. I sincerely hope that more people from our community will avail themselves of this great opportunity right here in Fairfield Village that is already known for being a lively place full of lovely people. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 4, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, September 4, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Read the classifieds Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Zumba exercise draws residents of Fairfield Village Above is Heaven Colon. At left, she is shown with those participating in a Zumba event. BY MIKE ROPPEL Special to the MessengerA group of residents from On Top of the World and Stone Creek recently took a wonderful tour from Master the Possibilities to the Ocala Equine Rescue farm. Howard and Jennifer explained the reasons and background of various horses. The farm manager Jennifer also did some explaining while working on the stalls. At the end of the tour visitors were treated to homemade banana nut bread while getting more information about the horses and their rehabilitation. Master the Possibilities has countless classes for almost any taste people have. The catalog is available at http://www.masterthepossibilities.com/ as well as in print at the Education Center. Just log in and a schedule of classes will be available. Local residents tour equine rescue farm PHOTO BY MIKE ROPPELLisa Parker gets up close and personal with this horse. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 4 Friday, Sept. 20 The Art of Marriage: 2-day eventChristian Life Assembly of God will present The Art of Marriage video event on Sept. 20 and 21. Produced by Family Life, the event will begin Friday, Sept. 20, with doors open and refreshments at 6:30 p.m. The event begins promptly at 7 p.m. On Saturday morning, Sept. 21, doors are open at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and donuts provided. Seminar begins at 9 a.m. Lunch will be at noon at no additional charge. Seminar will end at 4:15 p.m. Cost per couple is $45 and includes workbooks, refreshments, and lunch on Saturday. No child care is provided. Contact us at 352-237-6950 or email at ocalaclag@gmail.com with your questions. To register go to: christianlifeassemblyofgod.eventbrite.com. This relationship enrichment event is for those considering marriage as well as those married for many, many years, and is open to everyone.Saturday, Sept. 21 African Violet Club meetsThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office (Brian Litz substation, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. The program will be on a cousin of the African violet, another gesnerlad, called Streptocarpus. This presentation will include information on the various many varieties, their temperature, fertilizer, soil and general care requirements. Refreshments are served and guests are are always welcome! For more information on the club and the upcoming AVCF show and sale check the website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/. Saturday, Sept. 28 Fall Expo at the Hilton The West Marion Business Association will host a Fall Expo on Saturday, Sept 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ocala Hilton, just off State Road 200, at 3600 S.W. 36th Ave, Ocala. The expo gives residents the opportunity to see services and products offered by 48 different area businesses in an informal setting. Door prizes will be given out throughout the day including overnight lodging at the Ocala Hilton complete with breakfast for two and $100 gift cards. Worship service at TimberRidgeA worship service will take place at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.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.Tuesday, Oct. 8 Town Hall meeting at libraryThe Board of County Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Freedom Public Library (5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala). For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323.Friday, Oct. 11 Baptist Church plans tripCollege Road Baptist Church is planning a bus trip to see and hear the Gaithers in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Oct. 11 through the 13th. We are inviting individuals and groups to join us. We will leave on Friday morning the 11th, returning the afternoon of the 13th. Total cost, including transportation, performances, and motel will be $350. Call our office or come in to make your reservation at 5010 S.W. College Road, Ocala. Phone is 352-237-5741. Trafficking group sets golf event Breaking Out is a privately funded Human Trafficking Prevention organization that goes beyond awareness and assisting victims. Breaking Out is a rescue and recovery group that proactively works worldwide to rescue victims from slavery and return them home. Breaking Out will be hosting a 4-man scramble golf tournament, with a variety of prizes, contests and competition for golfer of all levels, on Oct. 11 at Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. For more information, visit Breaking Outs website; www.breakingoutcorp.org or call 352-866-224-2888. 000FRZ8 COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. 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For my wifes birthday (I am not allowed to mention which one) I surprised her with round trip tickets to her family reunion in upper New York State. Out of courtesy to her, I elected not to include myself in her little vacation. After all, it is her family and that is just the kind of man I am. I must say I was looking forward to a week in the house by myself, where I could be the absolute boss. Nobody to tell me what to do. Nobody to tell me where to go. For a week, I would be the king of my castle; the captain of my ship; the pilot of my spacecraft. Actually, I need more than one week to do all of these things. The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage deserves time off and away from Yours Truly. All year long, she works hard and most of the time has her hands full trying to untangle me from one foil after another. Lately, it has developed into a foiltime job. The day finally came for me to take her to the airport and see her off. As I kissed her goodbye, my thoughts roved back to the week that lay before me as a freelance husband. All the way back from the airport I played my Barry Manilow CD. I like Barry Manilow because he cant Smile without Me. Believe me, a smile creased my clock all the way home. One difference between men and women, or maybe I should say husbands and wives, is the notion of cleanliness. Wives have the idea that cleanliness is next to godliness. If true, ours is the godliest house on the planet. Even God must wipe his feet before coming into our home. As a man, I see absolutely no connection between cleanliness and godliness. I do my best thinking, not to mention praying, in the midst of clutter. If godliness is related to happiness, then I am in heaven when I am in the midst of hodgepodge the podgier the better. Along about Friday afternoon I was absolutely in heaven. The house was a complete wreck and I could not have been happier. About this time, an incident developed that brought me to my senses. I was about ready to take a shower when I noticed the soap and shampoo in my shower were gone. I knew reserves are somewhere in our house but for the life of me; I could not put my fingers on any of it. This is by my wifes design. Notwithstanding, and I was standing in my birthday suit, I needed to take a shower. Then a brilliant idea struck me. Since my wife has not been home all week, the shampoo and soap in her shower should be in great supply. Snatching my towel from my shower, I headed for hers. One thing I noticed in my wifes shower was the variety of bottles. Not wearing my glasses, I could not read the labels on any of them. However, I was not here to read bottles, but to take a shower, and so I disregarded the labels. I turned on the shower, adjusted the water temperature and began my shower. I reached for the nearest bottle, which I assumed was shampoo. After dousing my hair with a generous portion, I began scrubbing my head. I noticed, however, no suds. I grabbed another bottle and repeated the procedure with the same results. After using 17 bottles, I finally found one that produced suds. I remember thinking to myself, what does my wife do with all these bottles in her shower that do not do anything? Nevertheless, in a moment I forgot the whole incident, stepped out of her shower and toweled off. I made a cup of coffee and settled into my easy chair to watch a little television. As I sat there, I noticed a strange fragrance. This is the difference between men and women. A man enjoys strange smells. A woman, on the other hand, enjoys fragrant aromas. I smelled a fragrant aroma with a strong tinge of fruit about it. It smelled as if someone had brought me a bowl of mixed of fruit. I knew for a fact, there was no fruit in the house, so this fruity aroma puzzled me. I got up and walked around the house looking for this bowl of fruit. No matter what room I was in, I could smell the fruit. It was the strangest thing I ever experienced. Finally, I went back to my easy chair and cup of coffee not knowing where these fruity fumes were coming from. Some mysteries are tough to solve. Then something hit me right between the eyes. The fruity bouquet was coming from me! I took several healthy sniffs and discovered I smelled like a bowl of fruit. I could not understand this phenomenon. Then I remember the bottles in my wifes shower. I went back to investigate and discovered my wife had bottles of fruity concoctions of every variety. A verse from the Bible came to mind. But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God. (Philippians 4:18 KJV.) The only fragrance worth dwelling on is a life well pleasing to God.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, September 4, 2013 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. 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The Boys & Girls Clubs teach valuable life skills to young people, including how to live a healthy life, how to be a responsible citizen and the desire to be a life long learner We are looking for individuals who are self motivated, energetic and creative. We are also looking for individuals who candevelop and implement daily programs with enthusiasm. To apply please go to website www.bgcofmarion. com, download employment application & new 2013-2014 membership application. or email resume and cover letter to: tjackson@bgcof marion.com PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. 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. BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 DODGE2013 Grand Caravan Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs call T om 352-325-1306 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! 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CLARKcontinued from Page 8 Some mysteries are tough to solve Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Religion Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Sept. 4: Bible study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry Meeting, 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 6: Garden of Hope Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7: Mystery Dinner Theater, 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Friendship Fellowship Luncheon. Tuesday, Sept. 10: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11: 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.Chabad Jewish CenterIn anticipation of the upcoming Jewish New Year (Sept. 4-6), the Chabad Jewish Center of Marion County and The Villages has announced its High Holiday Services schedule. They will be warm, friendly, traditional, and open to all, says Chabads Executive Director, Rabbi Yossi Hecht. All are welcome to services at Chabad, free of charge, regardless of background or affiliation. Membership is not required to join and there are no prerequisites. All prayers will combine the original Hebrew and translated English. Our tradition teaches that at the New Year, the Doors of Heaven are open; God accepts all prayers, from anyone, explains the Rabbi. The least we can do is open our doors as well, to the entire community. Services will be held on Rosh Hashanah the Jewish New Year (September 4-6), as well as Yom Kippur the Day of Atonement (September 13-14). They will be held at various times (as indicated below) at the Chabad Jewish Center, 3509 S.W. 34th Ave. Circle. In addition, a Community Rosh Hashana dinner will take place after services on Rosh Hashana Eve at the Hilton of Ocala The dinner is by RSVP only and will include geffilte fish, matzah ball soup and tzimis just to name a few of our traditional holiday dishes. For more information about High Holiday Services, or about Chabad, please call 352-291-2218, email Rabbi@JewishMarion.org or log on to www.JewishMarion.org.Ocala West United MethodistThe Ocala West United Methodist Mens Club annual Junque Sale will take place at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, on Oct. 24, 25 and 26. Phone number for information about this event, which is more than 20 years old, is 352-854-9550. The church will accept donations for this large charitable fundraiser at storage pods in church parking lot beginning Thursday, Sept. 5, and every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 17, and every Saturday from Sept. 7 through Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to noon.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. 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very Good Samaritan friends came forward and said they would take turns going to Tampa to be with Tim. These friends were Terry McGill and Dave Yoders. The big return home day for Tim was Nov. 24, 2012 the day before Thanksgiving. The Quail Meadow neighborhood turned out to welcome him home on that day. Tim will continue treatments for the rest of his life; he rotates between going to a specialist in Inverness and the specialists at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Lil says it is all worth it just to have Tim back home leading a fairly normal life. Yes, he is able to play a little golf. Before the medical setbacks Tim was a volunteer at Pine Oaks Golf Course. The party on Sunday was given by Tim and Lil to express there appreciation for all the love, care, and concern of their friends and neighbors. Tim has always loved horses. He and Lil had horses when they lived in Michigan. During the party, his friend Terry McGill presented him with a toy horse. Tim served in the Marines from 1966 until 1968. He was exposed to Agent Orange while serving his country in Vietnam. Also during his service in Vietnam he received two Purple Hearts. Our men and women who serve in the military to protect all of us have to go through so much red tape just to receive help. Many people would have just given up and said, I guess Ill just die. Lil was not going to let this happen to Tim. Lil and Tim moved to Quail Meadow in June 2002 and are active members of the community. Happy Anniversary, Tim! Were looking forward to next year.Just two reminders: Friday, the 6th, is First Friday at the clubhouse; Bingo begins Tuesday the 9th. INDEX Rev. Snyder..........2 Fairfield Village..3 Stone Creek........5 Puzzles................9 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 23 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 Horse farm Page 10 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, September 4, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger BY CAROLYN TEN BROECK Williston PioneerSometimes ideas that start out as personal goals mushroom into bigger ideas that can benefit a community. Thats what happened when Williston native and Rotarian Justin Head decided he wanted to run a 5K race. About four months ago, Head set a goal, downloaded an iPhone app called Couch to 5K (C25K) and began an eight week program that, if completed, would have him physically ready to compete. Those 30-minute, three times a week, workouts paid off and sure enough by the end of the eight weeks he was running 3.1 miles and ready to compete. The only problem? There wasnt a 5K race around. Shortly after that, during a Williston Rotary Club meeting, members were brainstorming ideas to grow the membership and promote the upcoming Peanut Festival. Thats when Head and fellow Rotarian Chris Cowart threw out the idea of a 5K race to coincide with the annual Williston event. The Purple Pinkie Peanut Run will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 right before the Peanut Festival kicks off. Pre-registration is under way and will continue through Sept. 20. After that date runners will still be able to race, but there is no guarantee of a commemorative T-shirt. This will be something positive for the community, Head said, and some proceeds from the race will go toward Rotary Internationals Purple Pinkie Program that is dedicated to the eradication of polio in the three countries in the world where it exists. Other proceeds will help with our education projects including The Dictionary Project and The Black Stallion, a literacy program for fourth graders. Head pointed out this is no a highly competitive event. Its about having fun, he said. Four prizes will be given at the end of the race: fastest male, fastest female, oldest entrant and youngest entrant. Entry fee is $25 through Sept. 20 and $30 after. The race will begin at the north end of Heritage Park, Head said, and aid and water stations will be available. Register at www.active.com Not up to the 3.1 miles? You can also walk/run in the one mile event, he said. Our goal is 100 runners, Head said. He can already count on onehimself. Are you a runner? Then head up U.S. 27 to Williston Lil and Tim Carie. EDITORS NOTE: The following story stands as the weekly Quail Meadow column.BY CAROLYN SLOCUMB Quail Meadow correspondentThis week our focus is on one of our residents Tim Carie. On Sunday, Aug. 25, approximately 70 friends helped Tim celebrate his First Anniversary. This was celebrating the first year anniversary of his successful bone marrow transplant. This was a long, tedious journey for Tim and his wife Lil. In 2004 Tim was on the operating table for shoulder surgery when the surgeon told him that they could not do the surgery due to some blood tests results. He was told he needed to see an Oncologist. To make a long story short, after many tests and consultations Tim began chemo treatments. During this time Tim was told that he needed a bone marrow transplant in order to live, but according to the VA he was too old to be placed on the list Tim was 65. With Lils determination and perseverance, he was finally approved for the transplant if a match could be found. Another setback was when they were told that Tim could go to the VA in Nashville, Tennessee, for treatments. This was not possible; Lil needed to keep her job here in Ocala. Why would you send someone from Ocala to Tennessee when we have one of the best cancer treatment facilities right here in Tampa? Lil continued her fight for Tim, and got approval for him to receive treatment at the Moffitt Center. Finally a match was found in Germany and on Aug. 24, 2012, Tim received the transplant at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Following the transplant he was required to remain at Moffitt for several months and someone (family member or close friend) needed to be with him 24/7. This was another dilemma for Lil not to worry! Two Celebrating a big first anniversary Tim Carie had bone marrow transplant in 2012 Please see CARIE, Page 12 CARIEcontinued from Page 1 Tim Carie shows off his horse with his wife Lil and with Terry McGill. Please use e-mail: editor@westmarionmessenger.com This is the cake that was decorated for the celebration. PHOTO BY RON RATNERWork on the SquareConstruction work is continuing on the Ocala Downtown Square. The changes are expected to be finished about Oct. 1. Darlene Weesner, author/artist/educator and perhaps Marion Countys most passionate environmentalist, will headline the next Friday Forum on Sept. 13 with an examination of the Water Spine of Florida and the looming water wars with neighboring states as the largest network of freshwater springs in the world faces rapid destruction. Few individuals are more knowledgeable about Marion Countys past or more concerned about its future. The chapter called Where oh where will the sinkholes sink? in Weesners history of Marion County titled We might we did and we could is invaluable. The accomplished horsewoman who spearheaded passage of the Scenic Roads ordinance while a member of the Marion County Planning Commission also is president of the Shady Historical and Scenic Trails Association (SHASTA), an educational group concerned about the environment. 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