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INDEX Ocala Palms........2 Fairfield Village..6 Stone Creek........6 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 24 WEDNESDAY, September 11, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, September 11, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger A weekend to get away, have fun and be treated like a Diva! Relax By The Pool Shop Til You Drop Cocktails Hors doeuvres Massage & More! Girls Weekend Girls Weekend Abitare Paris Salon Alpaca Magic Citrus County Health Department Citrus County Jazzercise Citrus Pest Management Clementines Boutique Complete Family Dentistry Connollys Sod & Nursery Cotton Club Crystal Automotive Group Everyones Massage Frame Design Genesis Womens Center Georgieos Hair Design Goldiggers & Gunslingers Health & Wellcare Services Ideal Health Inverness Health & Wellness Juice Plus Karma Upscale Resale La Te Da Boutique Ledger Dentistry Lemire Clinic M Hair Studio & the Spa at M Mary Kay New Concepts Hair Salon New Empire E-Cigs Nick Nicholas Ford Off the Cuff Origami Owl Amber Park Avenue Salon Playtime PinUp Photography Scentsy Specialty Gems Suncoast Dermatology The Garden Shed The Little Glass Shack The New Image Med Spa Thirty-one Gifts Timber Lane Chiropractic Tina s Hair Salon Touch of Glass by Susan Unique Lingerie Vault Jeans Vernon Martin Salon Virgilio Insurance Whalen Jewelers Zen Zone Massage Visit these vendors during the show. C all 79 5-16 05 to reserve your room & tickets www.PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com www.chronicle-online.com/divanight October 12, 6 9 PM Room & 2 Diva Night Tickets $ 1 38 *Limited Availability 000G0AN 9301 Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL *F or tick ets only go to Chronicle site listed below Walk of Hope fights domestic violence PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKBreak the Silence was the centerpiece of this sign carried by the first marchers to leave the Ocala Police Dept. Saturday morning for the long Walk of Hope to fight domestic violence. Above, right, the printed message was evident on the backs of the purple shirts. Below, the marchers i n front of Pine Plaza. Monday, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced four additional license-free fishing days. Scott said, Floridas license-free fishing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the finest fishing in the world. Floridas recreational freshwater and saltwater fishing industry has an $8.9 billion economic impact and events like these help grow the industry even more. Im excited that the FWC has adopted four more license-free fishing days for a total of eight days per year. These days are a great way to introduce more Floridians to the lifetime sport of fishing. Florida currently offers the public four license-free fishing days per year, where the requirement to have a recreational fishing license is waived for residents and visitors. Saltwater license-free fishing days this year were on June 1 and Sept. 1 and freshwaters were April 6 and June 8. During its Sept. 5 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) added four more license-free fishing days to the calendar, and the Florida Legislature approved this increase earlier this year. The additional saltwater license-free fishing days will be Oct. 12 and Nov. 30 and additional freshwater license-free days will be Nov. 29 and Dec. 28. The Commission also set dates for 2014 and beyond. All eight days will now fall on the same day of the week from year to year, allowing potential anglers to plan fishing trips in advance. For 2014 and beyond, the following dates will be license-free fishing days: Saltwater First Saturday and Sunday in June First Saturday in September Saturday following Thanksgiving Freshwater First Saturday and Sunday in April Second Saturday and Sunday in June To make these events accessible to as many people as possible, the FWC planned these dates around holiday weekends and national events and National Fishing and Boating Week. Highlighted by significant national media coverage and public events, National Fishing and Boating Week promotes boating and fishing across the country as fun and healthy outdoor activities. Plan your fishing experience, but dont forget, all other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply on these days. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing to learn more about fishing in Florida. Enjoy license-free fishing days BY JIM CLARK EditorThe Marion County Commission appointed a task force to look at the dog tethering issue, but the plan was almost scuttled by the apparent hard line by one of the agencies fighting to ban tethering in the county. Late in the meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, Commission Chairman Kathy Bryant called for appointments and made her own. She then called upon Stan McClain to make his, and was greeted with a long pause and then a statement by McClain: I dont know if Im prepared to do anything. He added that it sounds like theres no room for compromise. McClains hesitation came after talks during the public portion of the meeting by Linda Norman, board member of the Humane Society, and resident John Marinelli, among others. Norman read a platform statement from the Humane Society, saying that the agency would not adopt an animal to anyone who plans to chain their dog as a means of containment. She added that chaining is part of the protocol for dogs kept for fighting. She called for a 24-hour ban and said it should be enforceable, and that there should be a six-month period for adjustment. Marinelli commented, I represent tethered dogs in Marion County, those who have no voice. I am opposed to anything less than a 24-hour ban. After McClains statement, Commissioner Carl Zalak agreed, saying, It does sound like theres no room for compromise. Some commissioners felt that the purpose of the task force was to look at the issue and hash it out, coming back to the county with a recommendation. Bruce Fishalow, an executive with the Humane Society, who, along with Norman, ended up on the task force, Tether law panel set up File photo of a dog on a chain. Please see TETHER, Page 3 This month is a very important time for our Jewish community. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah began at sundown on Sept. 4 and ended at the end of the day on the 5th. This is the year 5774 according to the Jewish calendar. The earliest date on which Rosh Hashanah can fall is Sept. 5, as happened in 1899.The latest date that Rosh Hashanah can occur relative to the Gregorian dates is Oct. 5, as happened in 1967 and will happen again in 2043. After 2089, the differences between the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar will result in Rosh Hashanah falling no earlier than Sept. 6. Traditional Rosh Hashanah foods are apples dipped in honey, to symbolize a sweet New Year, pomegranates, and wine for Kiddush. Rosh Hashanah customs also include sounding the shofar. The traditional greeting for the New Year always includes a wish for a good year. Another important Jewish holiday this month is Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement or Day of Awe). Yom Kippur falls 10 days after Rosh Hashanah. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Friday, Sept. 13. The purpose of Yom Kippur is to bring about reconciliation between people and between individuals and God. According to Jewish tradition, it is also the day when God decides the fate of each human being. During these days Jews ask God and each other for forgiveness, and greet each other with the blessing May you be inscribed in the Book of Life. This is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. There are three essential components of Yom Kippur: (1) Teshuvah (Repentance), (2) Prayer; and (3) Fasting. The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are viewed as an opportunity for Jews to repent and ensure a good fate. Today, Sept. 11, is a day of great significance in America! Im sure all of us remember where we were and what we were doing on that day in 2001. This day is also called Patriot Day. Everyone should take a moment today and remember that horrible event in our country and give thanks to those who are protecting us today. Ladies of Quail Meadow come join us for lunch on Friday, the 13th, at the new MoJos. This restaurant is located back of Walgreens at the corner of State Road 200 and 17th Street in the Target shopping center. Please call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin for reservations. Its almost time for the first QM Cruise-In and Sock Hop. This will take place at the clubhouse on Monday, Sept. 16. This event will begin at 6 p.m. with the car/motorcycle/truck display in the parking lot and the model trains, planes, and automobiles inside the clubhouse. There is still time to enter your car, motorcycle, truck, or models. Please contact Bill and Carol Sjogren for the cruise-in entries and Jack and Margene Sheidler for the models. The sock hop will begin at 7 p.m. Just because you cant dance doesnt mean you wont have a good time! Entertainment will be provided by The Sounds of Time from Katie Belles in The Villages. Snacks will be provided, and of course, you can BYOB. Tickets for this event are available, for a donation of $5, from Charlotte Payne and Pat Talley. Come relive the music of the 50s, even dress in the style of that time if you wish! September an important month for Jewish community Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Travel firm supports HospiceOcala Travel is supporting Hospice of Marion County by donating $100 per cabin booked on an upcoming 11-night Celebrity Equinox cruise. The cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale Jan. 20, 2014, and sails to Grand Cayman; Cartagena, Columbia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Belize City; Cozumel and returns to Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 31. The total price includes the cruise, port fees, government taxes, and roundtrip bus transportation to the pier, as well as an onboard cocktail party and private events. For more information, call 352-7327511 or email Susan@OcalaTravel.com.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 11, 2013 11 2 W ednesday, September 11, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=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 DOG GROOMING WORKSHOP BYOD Bring Your Own DOG! $50. 9/14, 11am to 4pm offered at the Academy of Animal Art s, Largo, FL Academy ofanimalart s.com 866-517-9546 WANTED! (HAM Radio Equip.) Vintage or Modern, tubes, tube audio amps, speakers, test equip. call Ethan 775-313-2823 Processing AssociatesResponsible for greeting donors and accepting donations at our new donations centers located in Wildwood and Oxford. $7.79 per hr/EEO/AAP/DFW. Apply in person or online: Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc.2830 27th Ave SW, Ocala, FL 34474 www.goodwill suncoast.or g 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 -T riple 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 Computer Desk $30. 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LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! HOMOSASSA5+ DEN, BEDROOMS. 3 BATH. THIS HUGE AND BEAUTIFUL TWO STOR YHOME WITH 3 CAR GARAGE IS OVER 3500 SQ. FT. HOME BACKS UPT O A NATURE PRESER VE HOME IS A FORECLOSURE SHORT SALE AND THE BANK IS WORKING WITH THE SELLERS. THIS HOME WAS BUILT IN 2005 dennis_neff @yahoo.com BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 000EL19 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000FWVU 000G0DX 3 52 -2 36 -3 49 9 8 58 5 St Rd 20 0, U ni t 16 O ca la FL 3 52 -2 36 -3 49 9 35 223 6-3499 8 58 5 St Rd 20 0, U ni t 16 8585 St. R d. 200, Unit 16 O ca la FL Ocala, FL Selling Pr emium Cigar s, Pipes, T obacc o Pr oducts and Fine Accessories Lar ge Walk -In Humidor With Ex cellent Selection! Lounge Ar ea for Customer s Also Ser ving Beer & Wine EST. 2013 CIGAR EMPORIUM LIMIT ONE C OUPON PER PUR CHASE Expire s 10/ 6/13 WMM RLN SMC Sunda y Football showing in our lounge C ome enjoy a c old bev erage and fine cigar with the game! last few miles driven Missing exits or traffic signs Yawning repeatedly Feeling restless, irritable, or aggressive. Heres what you can do to prevent a fall-asleep crash: Get a good nights sleep before you hit the road. Youll want to be alert for the drive, so be sure to get adequate sleep (seven to nine hours) the night before you go on the trip youre planning. Dont be too rushed to arrive at your destination. Many drivers try to maximize their trip by driving at night or without stopping for breaks. Its better to allow the time to drive alert and arrive alive. Use the buddy system. Just as you should not swim alone, avoid driving alone for long distances. A buddy who remains awake for the journey can take a turn behind the wheel and help identify the warning signs of fatigue. Take a break every 100 miles or 2 hours. Do something to refresh yourself like getting a snack, switching drivers, or going for a run. Take a napfind a safe place to take a 15 to 20-minute nap, if you think you might fall asleep. Be cautious about excessive drowsiness after waking up. Avoid alcohol and medications that cause drowsiness as a side-effect. Avoid driving at times when you would normally be asleep. Consume caffeine. The equivalent of two cups of coffee can increase alertness for several hours. For more information, including warning signs that a driver needs to pull over and rest, visit http://drowsydriving.org. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 Ocala Palms holds poolside dance party ... indoors Ocala Palms residents were ready for dancing under the stars at poolside, only to have their "partying" moved inside to the Royal Palm Room due to our seemingly daily thunderstorms. This did not deter everyone from an entertaining evening dancing or just listening to entertainers "Sally and Roy." As usual, Sally had a full dance floor participating in the Cuban Shuffle. She also encouraged Ocala Palms line dancers to participate in a new dance which she demonstrated. Roy also sang a couple of Neil Diamond hits, as well as Sally singing a few of the past hit songs of Cher and Patsy Cline. Everyone had the opportunity to share in the celebration of the 47th wedding anniversary of Chris and John Paulus, as well as Sandy and Gary Nelson. Photos by Barb Dedics Gary and Sandy Nelson and Chris and john Paulus Both couples shared their 47th anniversary on Aug. 13. Pat Vanaman and Winnie West. Frank and Eileen Spinosa. Phil and Gail Poulos. Bill and Jana McElroy. Dennis and Carol Lord. Entertainers Sally and Roy. Maxie and Bob Hotz. More photos on Page 3

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It was my pleasure to take my first trip to California. I heard many rumors about California and particularly the people there. Overall, my trip was a blessing and the people I met were truly wonderful. I did, however, have an illusion of California burst. You know how it is, you hear a lot about something or someone and much of what you hear you later find out is not true. One of the first things I discovered when I got to California was that they are not as progressive as I was led to believe. Everybody thinks California is way ahead of the rest of the country. I found it not to be so. Coming to California from Florida I discovered California is at least three hours behind Florida. This came as a shock to me. I could not believe people in Florida were ahead of people in California in anything. Truth cannot be denied when faced boldly. Also, I heard interesting rumors about the LA Freeway. Believe me, it is really nothing to boast about. The speed limit sign along the freeway said 65 mph. I guess that represents some of the comedy Hollywood is known for. Driving on the freeway, when I was moving, I almost hit 15 mph. For a state so concerned about global warming, they allow their cars to sit on the freeway doing nothing but blowing exhaust into the sky. In the state of Florida, an old geezer will not get in his car unless he can hit 70 mph, along with other things. I must admit those California people on the LA Freeway were very friendly indeed and much to my surprise, quite religious. All of them were greeting me in a very husky voice and then pointing me toward heaven. They actually were encouraging me to go to heaven. Of course, in all the anxiety of the LA Freeway, they got their fingers mixed up and instead of using the index finger, used another finger. That is beside the point. The important thing is they wanted me to go to heaven. Of course, as I think of it now, maybe they wanted me to go to heaven at that moment! During my visit, friends took me to several Mexican restaurants. For the first time in my life, I had what is called a taco. How they come up with these names I will never know. An interesting thing about a taco is that whoever prepares it, does not actually prepare it. When my taco came, it was all over my plate. There were little piles of this ingredient and that ingredient and then something folded up on my plate, which was the taco shell. What I was supposed to do was build my own taco. Never having done such a thing in my life I covertly glanced around to see how my friends were building their taco. I tried to do the same. I got all of the ingredients on my taco shell, rolled it up, folded it and then looked around to see what I was supposed to do next. Is this finger food? Should I be using a fork or a spoon? I noticed everybody at the table picked up their taco as though it was finger food or maybe a sandwich. Actually, I am not sure what a taco really is. Therefore, not to be the odd guy at the table I picked up my taco and took the first bite. The taco I built was rather cantankerous. As soon as I bit it, all the ingredients in that taco deserted the taco shell and went back to the plate. Now what was I supposed to do? As discreetly as possible, one of my friends at the table slipped me a fork. I do not know if you are supposed to eat a taco with a fork, but I did, so arrest me! On my last day, I went to my hotel front desk to see if I could find another restaurant in the area for my last meal in California. I told the person at the front desk that I had eaten at some Mexican restaurants and was wondering if she could recommend a non-Mexican restaurant in the area. She smiled at me and said, S, seor. She caught me off guard so I spun around but did not see any seniors behind me. I turned back and asked again if she could recommend a non-Mexican restaurant. S, seor. Again, I turned around and as true as I am telling this, there was nobody behind me, especially a senior. Then it dawned on me. She was speaking Spanish. After all, this is California. I understand that Si is the Spanish word for the English word yes. I did not let on, however, but I was slightly offended by her calling me a senior. All she had to do was just say yes, sir. That would have made me happy. It is important to hear but more than important than that to hear the right thing. After all, some of the stuff we hear is not worth hearing let alone repeating. The apostle Paul set this down for us. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17 KJV). My faith is not based upon any rumor but upon the Word of 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 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. commented, Obviously it puts me in an awkward situation. Our board does not adopt out any animals that will be tethered. That is absolute policy. Does that mean theres no room for compromise? Theyre not mutually exclusive. The panel needs to be set up with seven people making a recommendation to you all we need to have this panel going. Bryant asked him if he could sit on the task force with an open mind. Fishalow replied, I will negotiate in good faith to make something happen to get these dogs off of tethers. Commissioner Earl Arnett commented, There are people on the panel who will not come in with an open mind. We still need to put a board together. Commissioner David Moore, who was the only commissioner to vote for a public hearing in the first place, said, Were each going to put a person on there, and theyll come back with a recommendation. Bryant reminded the panel members that this is for one specific issue and one issue only. We need to be clear with that. McClain continued his objection, Im just having a hard time Im sorry. Bryant asked Norman to come back to the podium, and the Humane Society representative backed off her hard stance just a little. This panel, I would hope, is going to be an exchange of ideas I let the evidence take me where it took me, let the evidence go where it would take you. Norman and Fishalow were appointed to the task force, as well as Animal Services Department Director Deb Horvath, Ocala police officer Brandon Sirolli, former candidate Butch Verrando, and Ken Araujo, who trains K9 animals for law enforcement. One more appointment will be made at the next meeting. Earlier in the meeting, Patricia Reed cited studies that she said revealed that the tethering of dogs is not always harmful. The tether is not the problem, but the people. She then said the antitethering movement is being used to eliminate dogs. She said local governments need to focus on enforcing existing laws. Renee Rivard of Tampa, who says she represents a group called the League of Humane Voters, said, Our members support a ban on unattended tethering.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3 10 W ednesday, September 11, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Read the classifieds Top Nails Full Nail Service for Men & Women NEW MANAGER Hours: OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Mon.-Sat. 9am-7pm Sunday 11am-5pm CIRCLE SQUARE PLAZA 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Suite #105, Ocala (352) 402-9977 (352) 694-7779 000FZYB SPECIAL PEDICURE Expires 10/15/13 $ 7.00 OFF SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000FE2P 000FE2P 000FVXZ IRRIGATION LLC. 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However, when we open again we will have a line of fashion jewelry, the finest 14k gold jewelry, sterling silver, diamonds and gemstones for you to see. We will be able to take your favorite diamonds or gemstone and design a special piece of jewelry for you, and generations to come, to enjoy. W ell offer repairs too. W atch for our re-grand opening soon. Jeff and Jody www.r enroomocala.com WHY NOT USE THE B EST CONSIGNMENT SHOP TO SELL YOUR FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Readers Choice Winner , 1, 2013 Location, Location, Location High-Traffic Store Attractively Displayed by Professional Staff Over 100 new items daily Same location for 20 years Estate Liquidation BENEFITS THAT PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET... QUICKER! TETHERcontinued from Page 1 Mary Ann and John Colucco. Barbara Leitzel and Don Schultz. Elaine and Ken Cerasani. More photos from Ocala Palms Skip Bowman and Ronnie Smith. Sharron and Lee Albert. Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder I wish we call could be California foils RELIGION Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Sept. 11: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry Meeting, 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18: 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.Southwest Christian ChurchWednesday, Sept. 11: Adult Bible study is at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and youth activities also begin at 7 p.m. On Friday, Sept 20, Golden Servants, seniors 55+, will start up again at 6 p.m. with a pot luck dinner, followed by a program. The public is invited. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, the Christian Womens Fellowship begins and will meet every third Tuesday at 10 a.m. Meetings are held at the church. A short business meeting begins the session followed by Bible Study at 10:45 a.m. based on the Cynthia Healds book, Becoming a Woman of Prayer. Nonchurch members are invited to attend. A special Sunday evening service on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. is planned. The evening will include an old-fashioned gospel Singinspiration with congregation hymn singing, soloists, duets, trios, quartets, praise teams and the Sanctuary Choir. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., South of State Road 200, Ocala, phone 352-8619080. For more information see www.swccocala.com.Congregation Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces a change in meeting place from the Collins Center to its new home at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 7171 State Road 200 in Ocala. The move will be effective as of Sept. 27. Services will be held in the main building of the church in the choir room, which is to the left of the main lobby. The facility is handicapped accessible with plenty of close parking. The church is located southwest of I-75 at exit 350. The first service in the new facility will be Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. when a special Shabbat-Simchat Torah service will be led by the congregations rabbi, Karen Allen. All are welcome to attend and participate in a Jewish Reconstructionist service, which will include much rejoicing and singing. For more information contact Judi at 352-237-8277 or Mary 352-861-2056. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a liberal, contemporary, inclusive Jewish community affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement.St. Jude CatholicThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Sept. 10 and 24. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. If you plan to attend, please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to the meetings. Classes for Spanish as a second language are set to resume on Thursday, Sept. 12. For additional information please contact the parish office. The LifeLong Religious Education classes began in August. Sunday classes are at 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday sacramental classes are held at 5:30 p.m.

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Wednesday, Sept. 11 Alzheimers caregivers seminarThe USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute, Brentwood at Fore Ranch Senior Living Community and Infinity Home Care are sponsoring a free community program, Alzheimers Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know Sept. 11 at Brentwood at Fore Ranch Senior Living Community, 4511 S.W. 48th Ave., Ocala. The program is designed for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimers disease. Topics will include Understanding Alzheimers Disease, Progress in Treatment, Communication Strategies, Managing Troublesome Behaviors and more. Whether you have just received the diagnosis or have been a caregiver for many years, this will be a day well spent. The program is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided. There is no charge but advanced registration is requested to reserve a seat. For more information or to register, please call (813) 974-4357 or toll free in Florida (800) 633-4563.Free English 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.Saturday, Sept. 14 Methodist Church breakfastOcala West United Methodist Churchs community wide breakfast sponsored by the mens club will be Saturday, Sept. 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, phone 352-854-9550.Sunday, Sept. 15 Jazz Society offers afternoon of music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Sept. 15. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $3. For info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Rose Society to meetMarion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call Howard Johnson at 352-751-0355.German American OktoberfestThe 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 meetThe 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).SPCA meeting scheduledThe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Marion County will meet on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks in Friendship Center on State Road 200. The meeting is open to everyone in the community. Please call 352-362-0985 for information or directions.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 352237-6950 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.French speakers invitedParlez-vous Francais? Those speaking French are invited to attend a French meeting every third Friday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Newcomers welcome. For more information call Marie 352-509-4940. Garden of Hope dinner and movieHelp feed the needy by joining the Garden of Hope ministry at Dinner and a Movie, $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12, children 5 or under free. Dinner includes homemade spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, a cookie and a drink, 5:30 p.m. The movie, The Help, begins at 7 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 13. For more information, call 352-861-6182 or 352-208-1100. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.orgSaturday, 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/. Tuesday, Sept. 24 Breast cancer support groupThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S..W 105th St., Ocala, Room 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, will be with a representative from the American Cancer Society Office, Mary Williams, and she will address Making Strides for Breast Cancer and our participation in this effort. The Making Strides Walk is in October and she will prepare us for that event. Mary will also review some of the other programs available with the ACS organization, such as Road To Recovery, etc. If you have any questions call Gail Tirpak, 352-2916904.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. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 11, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, September 11, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARI ES ( March 21 to April 19) Aspects favor new romances for unpaired Ewes and Rams. Already paired Arian twosomes experience renewed harmony in their relationships. Money matters also take a bright turn. TA URU S ( April 20 to May 20) Use that strong Bovine determination to help you keep the faith with your convictions while you move through a period of uncertainty. Things begin to ease by the weeks end. GEMINI ( May 21 to June 20) Pay attention to your intuition. It could be alerting you to be more careful about accepting a statement of fact simply on trust. Dont be shy about asking for more proof. CA N CER ( June 21 to July 22) Concern for the well-being of someone in need is admirable. But dont forget to take care of yourself as well. Ask a family member, close friend or colleague to help you. L EO ( July 23 to August 22) Its OK to focus on the demands of your career. But try to avoid misunderstandings by also reaching out to family and friends. Your sharp intuitive sense kicks in by midweek. VI RGO ( Aug 2 3 to Sept. 22) Keep a rein on that green-eyed monster. Jealousy is counterproductive. Instead of resenting a colleagues good points, concentrate on developing your own abilities. LIBRA ( Sept. 2 3 to Oct. 22) Spending time on a creative project during this high-energy week can pay off both in satisfaction and in impressing someone who is glad to see this side of you. SCORPI O ( Oct. 2 3 to N ov 2 1) Now is a good time to start planning that trip youve put off because of the demands on your time. Be sure to choose a destination that is new and exciting. SAGI TTARIUS (Nov 22 to D ec. 2 1) That upbeat mood in the first part of the week makes you eager to take on new ventures. A more serious note sets in to help you assess an coming decision. CAPRI CORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A high energy level gives the Goat the get-up-and-go to finish outstanding tasks before deadline, leaving time for well-earned fun and games with friends and family. A QUARIUS ( Jan. 2 0 to Feb 18) Dealing with disappointment is never easy. But the wise Aquarian will use it as a lesson and be the better for it. A close friend has something important to say. PI SCES ( Feb 19 to March 20) Best bet is not to get involved in an argument between colleagues until you know more about who started it and why. And even then, appearances could be deceiving. Be alert. 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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.Sunday, Sept.29 Joy Night to be celebratedJoin in an evening of traditional and contemporary music worship and praise with other area churches. A love offering to benefit North Florida Christian camp will be taken. Fellowship and refreshments to follow. The event begins at 5 p.m.. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org Saturday, Oct. 5 Palm Cay Craft FairPalm Cay will have its Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse and it is open to the public. Mark your calendars so that you will not miss the beautiful handmade things that will be for sale along with a raffle for a beautiful quilt. Our kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for you to purchase a hot dog lunch. Fashion show and luncheonThe Episcopal Church of the Advent will hold a fashion show and luncheon on Oct. 5. The fashions will be from Belks Department Store. Tickets are on sale now. The cost is $10 which covers both the show and the luncheon. There will also be tickets for sale at the luncheon/show for a chance to go home with a delightful gift basket. The Church is at 11251 County Road 484 (just west of State Road 200 and across from the firehouse). To reserve your ticket, please call the church office at 352-465-7272.Marion Oaks garage sale, fairThe Marion Oaks Community Center is sponsoring its annual garage sale, arts and crafts fair and farmers market Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. For more information, contact the recreation department at 352-470-2831.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 Holein-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 352-502-3093 for details and registration form.Purple Pinkie Peanut Run/5KThe Williston Rotary Club will sponsor a 5K run and a one mile fun run/walk Saturday, Oct. 5 beginning at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $25 prior to Sept. 20 and will include a commemorative Tshirt. Participants may register after that date for $30 but T-shirts are not guaranteed. Proceeds from the run will benefit Rotary Internationals Purple Pinkie Program and local educational programs. To register, visit active.com.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. Dont miss out on the wonderful fellowship we have on our trips.Trafficking group sets golf eventBreaking 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. We wanted this annual event to be special, comments James Barnes, Breaking Outs Founder, Ocala Golf Clubs championship 18hole course is as spectacular to play as is its beautiful surroundings. From the greens to the res taurant, its a special place. Ocala Golf Club has been tremendously supportive of our cause and mission, and we are eternally grateful. Each dollar raised will go to supporting operations that have a direct effect on the freedom and well-being of victims of human trafficking, states Kim Stinsman, vice president. Traffickers are able to commit these heinous crimes because people turn a blind eye to human trafficking. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to turn concern into action, and support their community. For more information, visit Breaking Outs website; www.breakingoutcorp.org or call 352866-224-2888.Saturday, Oct. 12 Barbecue dinner and car showCorvette Club of Marion County and the Ocala Elks Lodge will hold an Old Fashioned Chicken and Pork Barbecue Dinner sale and benefit car show on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 11, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, September 11, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Staying awake when you drive Have you ever pulled an allnighter cramming for a test, had a neighbors barking dog keep you up all night or pulled a double shift at work? Each of us has likely encountered situations similar to these and found it difficult to stay awake the next day. Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while fatigued and drowsy can have dangerous, and sometimes deadly, consequences. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, each year drowsy driving crashes result in at least 1,500 deaths and 71,000 injuries. Similar to drunk and drugged driving, sleep loss or fatigue slows reaction time, makes drivers less attentive and impairs decision-making skills. The Florida Legislature designated the first week of September each year as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week to educate the public on the dangers of driving while drowsy and to honor the memory of 8-year-old Ronshay Dugans. Ronshay was killed in 2008 when her school bus was hit by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. A drowsy driver can be as dangerous on the road as a drunk driver, said Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Director Julie L. Jones. Before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, be sure you are well rested or have another licensed driver with you who can take over if you become too tired to drive safely. Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said, Keeping motorist safe on our roadways is our top priority at the Florida Department of Transportation. We encourage drivers to be fully alert and never drive drowsy. According to the National Sleep Foundations Drowsy Driving prevention tips, the following warning signs indicate that its time to stop driving and find a safe place to pull over and address your condition: Difficulty focusing, frequent blinking and/or heavy eyelids Difficulty keeping reveries or daydreams at bay Trouble keeping your head up Drifting from your lane, swerving, tailgating and/or hitting rumble strips Inability to clearly remember the Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letter Rebuttal to column After reading the Aug. 30 commentary written by editor Jim Clark, in which he described the County Commission meeting that he had attended regarding the continuous tethering of dogs, I get the impression that he really didnt get the message. He gave a lengthy description of how he and his family treated the family dog when he was a young man. Before going out, the dog was tethered and water and shelter was provided. When the family came home the dog came in and shared the house including the bed with him, contrary to his mothers wishes. I find it difficult to understand that with all of the folks that spoke at the meeting describing the deplorable conditions under which some of these dogs exist that he takes the position that he has. Firstly, he is completely wrong in what he wrote in which he said that what was being asked for was that all tethering should be banned. He totally ignored the word continuously, because that is the issue. As one of the speakers at that meeting, I recounted a story told to me by a resident of Marion Oaks about a neighbor who had tethered his dog when it was about 6 months old and had never been taken off the tether for several years. When I went to look at the dog, it was extremely aggressive when I came near. There was a water bowl with green and slimy looking water outside and my assumption is that the water is filled when it rains. The tether was long enough to allow the dog to get into a porch with a broken door that gave it about 2 feet of shelter. Under existing laws the dog was totally legal since it had shelter and water. Since it was alive, it must be assumed that it was being fed although it looked scrawny. I was appalled at his comments about a child that had been mauled and killed by a tethered dog when the child wandered into a neighbors yard and he blamed the mother for neglect. There are other cases of children being killed and maimed by tethered dogs. He doesnt seem to understand that dogs are territorial and when their lifetime territory consists of a small area such as tethering offers, they might defend that territory especially if they dont have much human contact. In his commentary he mentioned the remark by Commission Chairperson Kathy Bryant in which she said, I take care of my animals and I dont want government to tell me how to do that. I would say to Commissioner Bryant, It would behoove you to be aware that government is already doing that since you are required by law to get rabies shots for your dog every three years, you are required to provide food, shelter and water for your dog, you are required to leash your dog when walking, and you must register and license your dog. These are laws for the benefit of the animals and people. For the commission to formulate an ordinance to ban continuous tethering is not encroaching on anyones rights but to show compassion and care for an animal when it is not given that care by an owner. It would give animal control officers the ability to make owners aware of their responsibilities. Fred Peters OcalaEditors Note: At last weeks County Commission meeting, two speakers from two organizations said they would accept nothing less than a 24/7 ban on dog tethering. 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. For years, we have had memorial gatherings and recognition of days such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, the start and/or finish of the Korean War, and, as special anniversaries come up, things such as the battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War. So why are we so slow to recognize the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on mainland soil in the United States, the Sept. 11, 2001, plane crashes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a thwarted attack against the Capitol Building when the plane crashed in Pennsylvania. Today marks the 12th anniversary of that awful day when four planes were hijacked, all aboard those planes were killed, as well as hundreds at the Pentagon and thousands in the Twin Towers. Driving to work last Friday morning, I spotted a sign on Castle Carpets that simply said, Remember Sept. 11. Thanks to them for remembering, but where was everybody else? Why isnt every governing body in the county holding some sort of local ceremony? Why are we depending on private groups, such as Highland Memorial Cemetery, to remember this date. Highland, by the way, has its annual field of flags fully on display in the form of the Twin Towers. There is also an event on Wednesday evening to honor our first responders. Its at the YMCA at 5:30. Its never safe to assume, but we hope that the schools are holding some sort of services in each building, since evidently its not countywide. Young children from 12 years ago are still in school, and if we dont educate them to Ke ep the me mo ry of Se pt. 11 a li ve Among Friends Jim Clark remember, whats going to happen when an entire new generation gets into classes? I am constantly watching documentaries titled Inside the Twin Towers, Zero Hour, The Last Minutes of Flight 11, and so forth. Trouble is, theyre usually on a couple of channels that you have to have digital cable to get the mainstream channels arent concerned with covering recent history. Maybe between the time Im writing this and the time the paper comes out will find the announcement of some more ceremonies, but if thats the case, they really should have been announced days, if not weeks, ago, to get the most people out to them. So all Im asking is that in your own way, you take a little time to remember and reflect. We want to do everything we can to make sure that something like this never happens again, although its a tricky balance between our freedoms and the right to be safe. There was an old anthem when we were young and its meaning still resounds today: All we are saying, is give peace a chance.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. 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Stone Creek has been a very generous community with various outreach programs. On Thursday, Sept. 5, the Garden Club sponsored a program to come and meet Sister Concepta of Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen and sent the invitation of items that Sister and her staff needed. It was a big wish list and Sister was not disappointed as both members of the Garden Club and Stone Creek residents came out to donate food and money to this worthy cause. Chris Johnson, community manager, who lost 30 pounds in the weight loss challenge that generated a $1000+ donation to the Soup Kitchen, came to meet Sister. He thanked her and of course she thanked him for losing the weight. This was a win/win for both Chris and the soup kitchen. Bernie Messer, president of the Garden Club, introduced Sister Concepta and Rita Gonzolas her right hand person at the kitchen. Sister Concepta told about how she started with the ministry in 2000 and the kitchen provided a very meager lunch. With the help of many woman the ministrymessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7 6 W ednesday, September 11, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G0B7 OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 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 9/11 Pork Tenderloin & Stuffed Cabbage WEDNESDAY 9/18 Pork Tenderloin & Chicken Dumplings THURSDAY Oven Roasted Turkey FRIDAY Seafood Specials SATURDAY Italian Specials 000FZ6Z VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza (352) 237-4852 (MOBILE) 352-426-1639 000FT9A 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. Fri. 10am 5pm Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484 Ocala 352-291-1467 Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 000FZFK 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 2013 Club Car DS 48v 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 Features: New auto charger Deluxe light kit Turn signals Horn Mirrors Volt meter Floor mats Cooler Sand Box Pinstripes Your name(s) Speed chip 19.2 m.p.h. Tinted Windshield Complete Sunbrella 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! $ 5,900 Weekly Special The crowd was exceptionally large and ready to celebrate Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2, at the clubhouse in FFV. The usual was true in that the food was great; but the addition of the music and entertainment of Ken Jackson made the entire afternoon one to be remembered. Jackson said: I am really happy to be invited by the good folks here in Fairfield Village. I hope they all enjoy the afternoon and that the music and fun will be well worth their while. Jackson is very popular with the neighbors in FFV; and anytime he can be a part of the activities, it is sure to be a hit. His professionalism and showmanship make Ken a favorite of many communities, Moose Lodges, and other venues in Central Florida. The accompanying photos show what a good time was had by all those in attendance at the FFV Labor Day celebration where the lively people had a really lovely time. All the neighbors of Fairfield Village hope that everyone else had a wonderful Labor Day weekend also. Looking to the time of this publication, the FFV community again looks back to Sept. 11, 2001, and remembers all those who were lost in the senseless atrocities of that day. We, as a country, came together during that horrific time. May we always remember the sacrifices of so many and the brave actions of those who stepped up to help. God bless America! Fun, food and great music for Labor Day at Fairfield Village Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal All kinds of dancing was enjoyed at the Labor Day celebration. Fairfield Villagers start their Labor Day celebration with The Pledge of Allegiance to the greatest nation in the world. Kerry Breedon celebrated his birthday at the cookout. Ken Jackson provided the entertainment. Stone Creek residents come out to greet Sister Concepta has expanded and now provides a complete meal of a casserole, vegetable, salad, bread and dessert along with a drink. Meals are provided for those in need 365 days of the year with special meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sister asked the question, Who are the homeless?. Answers were people who no longer had homes or could no longer pay for them. Some suggested people who were down on their luck. Sister went on to explain how she reflected on homelessness. She came up with three categories and referred them to her own life. The first was choice. At age 14, she left her home to become a nun. She had nothing that belonged to her and her time was directed by someone else. This was her choice to join the convent but all her choices were made for her. She told us that is similar to the clients that are served at the Soup Kitchen. The second is forced homelessness. Sister was forced to leave her country of Uganda to save her life. She now had to depend on others to survive in a new country. From this forced homelessness, she found a way to go to school and earn two degrees. Even though her homelessness was forced upon her there were possibilities that were good. She wants the clients she serves to see similar possibilities. She gave an example of a soldier who came back to help at the Soup Kitchen. He told Sister that she helped him as a young boy. He came and ate and Sister had him wash dishes. He learned from those he worked with that education could be the way out of homelessness for him. He came back to serve at the soup kitchen and give back for this valuable lesson. This leads to Sisters third point which is service. Many people come to serve but they must come and learn compassion, understand the pain of those they are serving and always serve with a smile. This a lesson that is valuable for all of us. When doing a job, do it with joy. Sister went on to thank the Stone Creek Community for their support and told of other ministries she wants to start. Sister got the names of many that are interested in helping. Thanks to the Garden Club as their outreach program is making a great impact on the lives of others. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Please see STONE CREEK, Page 7 Sister Concepta and Rita Gonzales. STONE CREEKcontinued from Page 6 A carload of donated items for the soup kitchen.

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Stone Creek has been a very generous community with various outreach programs. On Thursday, Sept. 5, the Garden Club sponsored a program to come and meet Sister Concepta of Brothers Keeper Soup Kitchen and sent the invitation of items that Sister and her staff needed. It was a big wish list and Sister was not disappointed as both members of the Garden Club and Stone Creek residents came out to donate food and money to this worthy cause. Chris Johnson, community manager, who lost 30 pounds in the weight loss challenge that generated a $1000+ donation to the Soup Kitchen, came to meet Sister. He thanked her and of course she thanked him for losing the weight. This was a win/win for both Chris and the soup kitchen. Bernie Messer, president of the Garden Club, introduced Sister Concepta and Rita Gonzolas her right hand person at the kitchen. Sister Concepta told about how she started with the ministry in 2000 and the kitchen provided a very meager lunch. With the help of many woman the ministrymessengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7 6 W ednesday, September 11, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G0B7 OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 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 9/11 Pork Tenderloin & Stuffed Cabbage WEDNESDAY 9/18 Pork Tenderloin & Chicken Dumplings THURSDAY Oven Roasted Turkey FRIDAY Seafood Specials SATURDAY Italian Specials 000FZ6Z VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza (352) 237-4852 (MOBILE) 352-426-1639 000FT9A 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. Fri. 10am 5pm Inside Walmart Hwy. 200 & Corner 484 Ocala 352-291-1467 Inside Crystal River Mall Across from K-Mart 352-795-1484 Inside Sears Paddock Mall 352-237-1665 000FZFK 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 2013 Club Car DS 48v 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 Features: New auto charger Deluxe light kit Turn signals Horn Mirrors Volt meter Floor mats Cooler Sand Box Pinstripes Your name(s) Speed chip 19.2 m.p.h. Tinted Windshield Complete Sunbrella 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! $ 5,900 Weekly Special The crowd was exceptionally large and ready to celebrate Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 2, at the clubhouse in FFV. The usual was true in that the food was great; but the addition of the music and entertainment of Ken Jackson made the entire afternoon one to be remembered. Jackson said: I am really happy to be invited by the good folks here in Fairfield Village. I hope they all enjoy the afternoon and that the music and fun will be well worth their while. Jackson is very popular with the neighbors in FFV; and anytime he can be a part of the activities, it is sure to be a hit. His professionalism and showmanship make Ken a favorite of many communities, Moose Lodges, and other venues in Central Florida. The accompanying photos show what a good time was had by all those in attendance at the FFV Labor Day celebration where the lively people had a really lovely time. All the neighbors of Fairfield Village hope that everyone else had a wonderful Labor Day weekend also. Looking to the time of this publication, the FFV community again looks back to Sept. 11, 2001, and remembers all those who were lost in the senseless atrocities of that day. We, as a country, came together during that horrific time. May we always remember the sacrifices of so many and the brave actions of those who stepped up to help. God bless America! Fun, food and great music for Labor Day at Fairfield Village Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal All kinds of dancing was enjoyed at the Labor Day celebration. Fairfield Villagers start their Labor Day celebration with The Pledge of Allegiance to the greatest nation in the world. Kerry Breedon celebrated his birthday at the cookout. Ken Jackson provided the entertainment. Stone Creek residents come out to greet Sister Concepta has expanded and now provides a complete meal of a casserole, vegetable, salad, bread and dessert along with a drink. Meals are provided for those in need 365 days of the year with special meals on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sister asked the question, Who are the homeless?. Answers were people who no longer had homes or could no longer pay for them. Some suggested people who were down on their luck. Sister went on to explain how she reflected on homelessness. She came up with three categories and referred them to her own life. The first was choice. At age 14, she left her home to become a nun. She had nothing that belonged to her and her time was directed by someone else. This was her choice to join the convent but all her choices were made for her. She told us that is similar to the clients that are served at the Soup Kitchen. The second is forced homelessness. Sister was forced to leave her country of Uganda to save her life. She now had to depend on others to survive in a new country. From this forced homelessness, she found a way to go to school and earn two degrees. Even though her homelessness was forced upon her there were possibilities that were good. She wants the clients she serves to see similar possibilities. She gave an example of a soldier who came back to help at the Soup Kitchen. He told Sister that she helped him as a young boy. He came and ate and Sister had him wash dishes. He learned from those he worked with that education could be the way out of homelessness for him. He came back to serve at the soup kitchen and give back for this valuable lesson. This leads to Sisters third point which is service. Many people come to serve but they must come and learn compassion, understand the pain of those they are serving and always serve with a smile. This a lesson that is valuable for all of us. When doing a job, do it with joy. Sister went on to thank the Stone Creek Community for their support and told of other ministries she wants to start. Sister got the names of many that are interested in helping. Thanks to the Garden Club as their outreach program is making a great impact on the lives of others. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Please see STONE CREEK, Page 7 Sister Concepta and Rita Gonzales. STONE CREEKcontinued from Page 6 A carload of donated items for the soup kitchen.

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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.Sunday, Sept.29 Joy Night to be celebratedJoin in an evening of traditional and contemporary music worship and praise with other area churches. A love offering to benefit North Florida Christian camp will be taken. Fellowship and refreshments to follow. The event begins at 5 p.m.. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org Saturday, Oct. 5 Palm Cay Craft FairPalm Cay will have its Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse and it is open to the public. Mark your calendars so that you will not miss the beautiful handmade things that will be for sale along with a raffle for a beautiful quilt. Our kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for you to purchase a hot dog lunch. Fashion show and luncheonThe Episcopal Church of the Advent will hold a fashion show and luncheon on Oct. 5. The fashions will be from Belks Department Store. Tickets are on sale now. The cost is $10 which covers both the show and the luncheon. There will also be tickets for sale at the luncheon/show for a chance to go home with a delightful gift basket. The Church is at 11251 County Road 484 (just west of State Road 200 and across from the firehouse). To reserve your ticket, please call the church office at 352-465-7272.Marion Oaks garage sale, fairThe Marion Oaks Community Center is sponsoring its annual garage sale, arts and crafts fair and farmers market Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. For more information, contact the recreation department at 352-470-2831.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 Holein-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 352-502-3093 for details and registration form.Purple Pinkie Peanut Run/5KThe Williston Rotary Club will sponsor a 5K run and a one mile fun run/walk Saturday, Oct. 5 beginning at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $25 prior to Sept. 20 and will include a commemorative Tshirt. Participants may register after that date for $30 but T-shirts are not guaranteed. Proceeds from the run will benefit Rotary Internationals Purple Pinkie Program and local educational programs. To register, visit active.com.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. Dont miss out on the wonderful fellowship we have on our trips.Trafficking group sets golf eventBreaking 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. We wanted this annual event to be special, comments James Barnes, Breaking Outs Founder, Ocala Golf Clubs championship 18hole course is as spectacular to play as is its beautiful surroundings. From the greens to the res taurant, its a special place. Ocala Golf Club has been tremendously supportive of our cause and mission, and we are eternally grateful. Each dollar raised will go to supporting operations that have a direct effect on the freedom and well-being of victims of human trafficking, states Kim Stinsman, vice president. Traffickers are able to commit these heinous crimes because people turn a blind eye to human trafficking. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to turn concern into action, and support their community. For more information, visit Breaking Outs website; www.breakingoutcorp.org or call 352866-224-2888.Saturday, Oct. 12 Barbecue dinner and car showCorvette Club of Marion County and the Ocala Elks Lodge will hold an Old Fashioned Chicken and Pork Barbecue Dinner sale and benefit car show on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 11, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, September 11, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Staying awake when you drive Have you ever pulled an allnighter cramming for a test, had a neighbors barking dog keep you up all night or pulled a double shift at work? Each of us has likely encountered situations similar to these and found it difficult to stay awake the next day. Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle while fatigued and drowsy can have dangerous, and sometimes deadly, consequences. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, each year drowsy driving crashes result in at least 1,500 deaths and 71,000 injuries. Similar to drunk and drugged driving, sleep loss or fatigue slows reaction time, makes drivers less attentive and impairs decision-making skills. The Florida Legislature designated the first week of September each year as Drowsy Driving Prevention Week to educate the public on the dangers of driving while drowsy and to honor the memory of 8-year-old Ronshay Dugans. Ronshay was killed in 2008 when her school bus was hit by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. A drowsy driver can be as dangerous on the road as a drunk driver, said Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Director Julie L. Jones. Before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, be sure you are well rested or have another licensed driver with you who can take over if you become too tired to drive safely. Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said, Keeping motorist safe on our roadways is our top priority at the Florida Department of Transportation. We encourage drivers to be fully alert and never drive drowsy. According to the National Sleep Foundations Drowsy Driving prevention tips, the following warning signs indicate that its time to stop driving and find a safe place to pull over and address your condition: Difficulty focusing, frequent blinking and/or heavy eyelids Difficulty keeping reveries or daydreams at bay Trouble keeping your head up Drifting from your lane, swerving, tailgating and/or hitting rumble strips Inability to clearly remember the Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letter Rebuttal to column After reading the Aug. 30 commentary written by editor Jim Clark, in which he described the County Commission meeting that he had attended regarding the continuous tethering of dogs, I get the impression that he really didnt get the message. He gave a lengthy description of how he and his family treated the family dog when he was a young man. Before going out, the dog was tethered and water and shelter was provided. When the family came home the dog came in and shared the house including the bed with him, contrary to his mothers wishes. I find it difficult to understand that with all of the folks that spoke at the meeting describing the deplorable conditions under which some of these dogs exist that he takes the position that he has. Firstly, he is completely wrong in what he wrote in which he said that what was being asked for was that all tethering should be banned. He totally ignored the word continuously, because that is the issue. As one of the speakers at that meeting, I recounted a story told to me by a resident of Marion Oaks about a neighbor who had tethered his dog when it was about 6 months old and had never been taken off the tether for several years. When I went to look at the dog, it was extremely aggressive when I came near. There was a water bowl with green and slimy looking water outside and my assumption is that the water is filled when it rains. The tether was long enough to allow the dog to get into a porch with a broken door that gave it about 2 feet of shelter. Under existing laws the dog was totally legal since it had shelter and water. Since it was alive, it must be assumed that it was being fed although it looked scrawny. I was appalled at his comments about a child that had been mauled and killed by a tethered dog when the child wandered into a neighbors yard and he blamed the mother for neglect. There are other cases of children being killed and maimed by tethered dogs. He doesnt seem to understand that dogs are territorial and when their lifetime territory consists of a small area such as tethering offers, they might defend that territory especially if they dont have much human contact. In his commentary he mentioned the remark by Commission Chairperson Kathy Bryant in which she said, I take care of my animals and I dont want government to tell me how to do that. I would say to Commissioner Bryant, It would behoove you to be aware that government is already doing that since you are required by law to get rabies shots for your dog every three years, you are required to provide food, shelter and water for your dog, you are required to leash your dog when walking, and you must register and license your dog. These are laws for the benefit of the animals and people. For the commission to formulate an ordinance to ban continuous tethering is not encroaching on anyones rights but to show compassion and care for an animal when it is not given that care by an owner. It would give animal control officers the ability to make owners aware of their responsibilities. Fred Peters OcalaEditors Note: At last weeks County Commission meeting, two speakers from two organizations said they would accept nothing less than a 24/7 ban on dog tethering. 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. For years, we have had memorial gatherings and recognition of days such as the attack on Pearl Harbor, the start and/or finish of the Korean War, and, as special anniversaries come up, things such as the battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War. So why are we so slow to recognize the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on mainland soil in the United States, the Sept. 11, 2001, plane crashes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a thwarted attack against the Capitol Building when the plane crashed in Pennsylvania. Today marks the 12th anniversary of that awful day when four planes were hijacked, all aboard those planes were killed, as well as hundreds at the Pentagon and thousands in the Twin Towers. Driving to work last Friday morning, I spotted a sign on Castle Carpets that simply said, Remember Sept. 11. Thanks to them for remembering, but where was everybody else? Why isnt every governing body in the county holding some sort of local ceremony? Why are we depending on private groups, such as Highland Memorial Cemetery, to remember this date. Highland, by the way, has its annual field of flags fully on display in the form of the Twin Towers. There is also an event on Wednesday evening to honor our first responders. Its at the YMCA at 5:30. Its never safe to assume, but we hope that the schools are holding some sort of services in each building, since evidently its not countywide. Young children from 12 years ago are still in school, and if we dont educate them to Ke ep the me mo ry of Se pt. 11 a li ve Among Friends Jim Clark remember, whats going to happen when an entire new generation gets into classes? I am constantly watching documentaries titled Inside the Twin Towers, Zero Hour, The Last Minutes of Flight 11, and so forth. Trouble is, theyre usually on a couple of channels that you have to have digital cable to get the mainstream channels arent concerned with covering recent history. Maybe between the time Im writing this and the time the paper comes out will find the announcement of some more ceremonies, but if thats the case, they really should have been announced days, if not weeks, ago, to get the most people out to them. So all Im asking is that in your own way, you take a little time to remember and reflect. We want to do everything we can to make sure that something like this never happens again, although its a tricky balance between our freedoms and the right to be safe. There was an old anthem when we were young and its meaning still resounds today: All we are saying, is give peace a chance.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Golden Corral 211 1 SW College Rd. Tues., Sept. 17, 11:00am The Ivy House 917 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Tues., Sept. 17, 1:30pm Horse & Hounds 6998 N. U.S. Hwy. 27 Wed., Sept. 18, 11 :00am Bob Evans 11300 SW 95th Cir Thur., Sept. 19, 10:00am Carrabbas 2370 SW College Rd. Mon., Sept. 23, 11:00am Mon., Sept. 30, 11:00am Panera Bread 2370 SW College Rd. Mon., Sept. 23, 3:00pm Mon., Sept. 30, 3:00pm Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Tues., Sept. 24, 11:00am Mimis 4414 SW College Rd. We d., Sept. 25 9:00am & 11:30am Reds Restaurant 8411 N. SR 200 Thurs., Sept. 26, 10:00am 000FKLX

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Wednesday, Sept. 11 Alzheimers caregivers seminarThe USF Health Byrd Alzheimers Institute, Brentwood at Fore Ranch Senior Living Community and Infinity Home Care are sponsoring a free community program, Alzheimers Disease: What Family Caregivers Need to Know Sept. 11 at Brentwood at Fore Ranch Senior Living Community, 4511 S.W. 48th Ave., Ocala. The program is designed for individuals caring for a family member or friend with Alzheimers disease. Topics will include Understanding Alzheimers Disease, Progress in Treatment, Communication Strategies, Managing Troublesome Behaviors and more. Whether you have just received the diagnosis or have been a caregiver for many years, this will be a day well spent. The program is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided. There is no charge but advanced registration is requested to reserve a seat. For more information or to register, please call (813) 974-4357 or toll free in Florida (800) 633-4563.Free English 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.Saturday, Sept. 14 Methodist Church breakfastOcala West United Methodist Churchs community wide breakfast sponsored by the mens club will be Saturday, Sept. 14 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., with all you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, phone 352-854-9550.Sunday, Sept. 15 Jazz Society offers afternoon of music The Ocala Jazz Society returns to the VFW Post 4781, across from Oak Run, on the third Sunday of each month, 2 to 5 p.m. This month the date is Sept. 15. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. Admission is $3. For info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Rose Society to meetMarion County Rose Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Marion County Ag Center Auditorium, 2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road (CR200A), Ocala. Meetings are open to all who want to have fun learning about and sharing their love of roses. Visit www.marioncountyroses.org or call Howard Johnson at 352-751-0355.German American OktoberfestThe 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 meetThe 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).SPCA meeting scheduledThe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Marion County will meet on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 1 p.m. in the upstairs meeting room at the Bank of the Ozarks in Friendship Center on State Road 200. The meeting is open to everyone in the community. Please call 352-362-0985 for information or directions.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 352237-6950 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.French speakers invitedParlez-vous Francais? Those speaking French are invited to attend a French meeting every third Friday of the month at 11 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Substation, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Newcomers welcome. For more information call Marie 352-509-4940. Garden of Hope dinner and movieHelp feed the needy by joining the Garden of Hope ministry at Dinner and a Movie, $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12, children 5 or under free. Dinner includes homemade spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, a cookie and a drink, 5:30 p.m. The movie, The Help, begins at 7 p.m. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 13. For more information, call 352-861-6182 or 352-208-1100. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.orgSaturday, 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/. Tuesday, Sept. 24 Breast cancer support groupThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S..W 105th St., Ocala, Room 235 (Multipurpose Room) at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, will be with a representative from the American Cancer Society Office, Mary Williams, and she will address Making Strides for Breast Cancer and our participation in this effort. The Making Strides Walk is in October and she will prepare us for that event. Mary will also review some of the other programs available with the ACS organization, such as Road To Recovery, etc. If you have any questions call Gail Tirpak, 352-2916904.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. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 11, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, September 11, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger ARI ES ( March 21 to April 19) Aspects favor new romances for unpaired Ewes and Rams. Already paired Arian twosomes experience renewed harmony in their relationships. Money matters also take a bright turn. TA URU S ( April 20 to May 20) Use that strong Bovine determination to help you keep the faith with your convictions while you move through a period of uncertainty. Things begin to ease by the weeks end. GEMINI ( May 21 to June 20) Pay attention to your intuition. It could be alerting you to be more careful about accepting a statement of fact simply on trust. Dont be shy about asking for more proof. CA N CER ( June 21 to July 22) Concern for the well-being of someone in need is admirable. But dont forget to take care of yourself as well. Ask a family member, close friend or colleague to help you. L EO ( July 23 to August 22) Its OK to focus on the demands of your career. But try to avoid misunderstandings by also reaching out to family and friends. Your sharp intuitive sense kicks in by midweek. VI RGO ( Aug 2 3 to Sept. 22) Keep a rein on that green-eyed monster. Jealousy is counterproductive. Instead of resenting a colleagues good points, concentrate on developing your own abilities. LIBRA ( Sept. 2 3 to Oct. 22) Spending time on a creative project during this high-energy week can pay off both in satisfaction and in impressing someone who is glad to see this side of you. SCORPI O ( Oct. 2 3 to N ov 2 1) Now is a good time to start planning that trip youve put off because of the demands on your time. Be sure to choose a destination that is new and exciting. SAGI TTARIUS (Nov 22 to D ec. 2 1) That upbeat mood in the first part of the week makes you eager to take on new ventures. A more serious note sets in to help you assess an coming decision. CAPRI CORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) A high energy level gives the Goat the get-up-and-go to finish outstanding tasks before deadline, leaving time for well-earned fun and games with friends and family. A QUARIUS ( Jan. 2 0 to Feb 18) Dealing with disappointment is never easy. But the wise Aquarian will use it as a lesson and be the better for it. A close friend has something important to say. PI SCES ( Feb 19 to March 20) Best bet is not to get involved in an argument between colleagues until you know more about who started it and why. And even then, appearances could be deceiving. Be alert. 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It was my pleasure to take my first trip to California. I heard many rumors about California and particularly the people there. Overall, my trip was a blessing and the people I met were truly wonderful. I did, however, have an illusion of California burst. You know how it is, you hear a lot about something or someone and much of what you hear you later find out is not true. One of the first things I discovered when I got to California was that they are not as progressive as I was led to believe. Everybody thinks California is way ahead of the rest of the country. I found it not to be so. Coming to California from Florida I discovered California is at least three hours behind Florida. This came as a shock to me. I could not believe people in Florida were ahead of people in California in anything. Truth cannot be denied when faced boldly. Also, I heard interesting rumors about the LA Freeway. Believe me, it is really nothing to boast about. The speed limit sign along the freeway said 65 mph. I guess that represents some of the comedy Hollywood is known for. Driving on the freeway, when I was moving, I almost hit 15 mph. For a state so concerned about global warming, they allow their cars to sit on the freeway doing nothing but blowing exhaust into the sky. In the state of Florida, an old geezer will not get in his car unless he can hit 70 mph, along with other things. I must admit those California people on the LA Freeway were very friendly indeed and much to my surprise, quite religious. All of them were greeting me in a very husky voice and then pointing me toward heaven. They actually were encouraging me to go to heaven. Of course, in all the anxiety of the LA Freeway, they got their fingers mixed up and instead of using the index finger, used another finger. That is beside the point. The important thing is they wanted me to go to heaven. Of course, as I think of it now, maybe they wanted me to go to heaven at that moment! During my visit, friends took me to several Mexican restaurants. For the first time in my life, I had what is called a taco. How they come up with these names I will never know. An interesting thing about a taco is that whoever prepares it, does not actually prepare it. When my taco came, it was all over my plate. There were little piles of this ingredient and that ingredient and then something folded up on my plate, which was the taco shell. What I was supposed to do was build my own taco. Never having done such a thing in my life I covertly glanced around to see how my friends were building their taco. I tried to do the same. I got all of the ingredients on my taco shell, rolled it up, folded it and then looked around to see what I was supposed to do next. Is this finger food? Should I be using a fork or a spoon? I noticed everybody at the table picked up their taco as though it was finger food or maybe a sandwich. Actually, I am not sure what a taco really is. Therefore, not to be the odd guy at the table I picked up my taco and took the first bite. The taco I built was rather cantankerous. As soon as I bit it, all the ingredients in that taco deserted the taco shell and went back to the plate. Now what was I supposed to do? As discreetly as possible, one of my friends at the table slipped me a fork. I do not know if you are supposed to eat a taco with a fork, but I did, so arrest me! On my last day, I went to my hotel front desk to see if I could find another restaurant in the area for my last meal in California. I told the person at the front desk that I had eaten at some Mexican restaurants and was wondering if she could recommend a non-Mexican restaurant in the area. She smiled at me and said, S, seor. She caught me off guard so I spun around but did not see any seniors behind me. I turned back and asked again if she could recommend a non-Mexican restaurant. S, seor. Again, I turned around and as true as I am telling this, there was nobody behind me, especially a senior. Then it dawned on me. She was speaking Spanish. After all, this is California. I understand that Si is the Spanish word for the English word yes. I did not let on, however, but I was slightly offended by her calling me a senior. All she had to do was just say yes, sir. That would have made me happy. It is important to hear but more than important than that to hear the right thing. After all, some of the stuff we hear is not worth hearing let alone repeating. The apostle Paul set this down for us. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God (Romans 10:17 KJV). My faith is not based upon any rumor but upon the Word of 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 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. commented, Obviously it puts me in an awkward situation. Our board does not adopt out any animals that will be tethered. That is absolute policy. Does that mean theres no room for compromise? Theyre not mutually exclusive. The panel needs to be set up with seven people making a recommendation to you all we need to have this panel going. Bryant asked him if he could sit on the task force with an open mind. Fishalow replied, I will negotiate in good faith to make something happen to get these dogs off of tethers. Commissioner Earl Arnett commented, There are people on the panel who will not come in with an open mind. We still need to put a board together. Commissioner David Moore, who was the only commissioner to vote for a public hearing in the first place, said, Were each going to put a person on there, and theyll come back with a recommendation. Bryant reminded the panel members that this is for one specific issue and one issue only. We need to be clear with that. McClain continued his objection, Im just having a hard time Im sorry. Bryant asked Norman to come back to the podium, and the Humane Society representative backed off her hard stance just a little. This panel, I would hope, is going to be an exchange of ideas I let the evidence take me where it took me, let the evidence go where it would take you. Norman and Fishalow were appointed to the task force, as well as Animal Services Department Director Deb Horvath, Ocala police officer Brandon Sirolli, former candidate Butch Verrando, and Ken Araujo, who trains K9 animals for law enforcement. One more appointment will be made at the next meeting. Earlier in the meeting, Patricia Reed cited studies that she said revealed that the tethering of dogs is not always harmful. The tether is not the problem, but the people. She then said the antitethering movement is being used to eliminate dogs. She said local governments need to focus on enforcing existing laws. Renee Rivard of Tampa, who says she represents a group called the League of Humane Voters, said, Our members support a ban on unattended tethering.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3 10 W ednesday, September 11, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Read the classifieds Top Nails Full Nail Service for Men & Women NEW MANAGER Hours: OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK Mon.-Sat. 9am-7pm Sunday 11am-5pm CIRCLE SQUARE PLAZA 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Suite #105, Ocala (352) 402-9977 (352) 694-7779 000FZYB SPECIAL PEDICURE Expires 10/15/13 $ 7.00 OFF SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000FE2P 000FE2P 000FVXZ IRRIGATION LLC. 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However, when we open again we will have a line of fashion jewelry, the finest 14k gold jewelry, sterling silver, diamonds and gemstones for you to see. We will be able to take your favorite diamonds or gemstone and design a special piece of jewelry for you, and generations to come, to enjoy. W ell offer repairs too. W atch for our re-grand opening soon. Jeff and Jody www.r enroomocala.com WHY NOT USE THE B EST CONSIGNMENT SHOP TO SELL YOUR FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Readers Choice Winner , 1, 2013 Location, Location, Location High-Traffic Store Attractively Displayed by Professional Staff Over 100 new items daily Same location for 20 years Estate Liquidation BENEFITS THAT PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET... QUICKER! TETHERcontinued from Page 1 Mary Ann and John Colucco. Barbara Leitzel and Don Schultz. Elaine and Ken Cerasani. More photos from Ocala Palms Skip Bowman and Ronnie Smith. Sharron and Lee Albert. Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder I wish we call could be California foils RELIGION Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Sept. 11: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12: Prayer and Praise Group Ministry Meeting, 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18: 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.Southwest Christian ChurchWednesday, Sept. 11: Adult Bible study is at 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and youth activities also begin at 7 p.m. On Friday, Sept 20, Golden Servants, seniors 55+, will start up again at 6 p.m. with a pot luck dinner, followed by a program. The public is invited. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, the Christian Womens Fellowship begins and will meet every third Tuesday at 10 a.m. Meetings are held at the church. A short business meeting begins the session followed by Bible Study at 10:45 a.m. based on the Cynthia Healds book, Becoming a Woman of Prayer. Nonchurch members are invited to attend. A special Sunday evening service on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. is planned. The evening will include an old-fashioned gospel Singinspiration with congregation hymn singing, soloists, duets, trios, quartets, praise teams and the Sanctuary Choir. Southwest Christian Church is at 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., South of State Road 200, Ocala, phone 352-8619080. For more information see www.swccocala.com.Congregation Beth IsraelCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala announces a change in meeting place from the Collins Center to its new home at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 7171 State Road 200 in Ocala. The move will be effective as of Sept. 27. Services will be held in the main building of the church in the choir room, which is to the left of the main lobby. The facility is handicapped accessible with plenty of close parking. The church is located southwest of I-75 at exit 350. The first service in the new facility will be Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. when a special Shabbat-Simchat Torah service will be led by the congregations rabbi, Karen Allen. All are welcome to attend and participate in a Jewish Reconstructionist service, which will include much rejoicing and singing. For more information contact Judi at 352-237-8277 or Mary 352-861-2056. Congregation Beth Israel of Ocala is a liberal, contemporary, inclusive Jewish community affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement.St. Jude CatholicThe Bereavement Group for those grieving the loss of a loved one will meet on Tuesdays, Sept. 10 and 24. Meetings are open to anyone in the community with a need to share their feelings of grief. If you plan to attend, please call the church office at 352-347-0154 prior to the meetings. Classes for Spanish as a second language are set to resume on Thursday, Sept. 12. For additional information please contact the parish office. The LifeLong Religious Education classes began in August. Sunday classes are at 8:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Wednesday sacramental classes are held at 5:30 p.m.

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A buddy who remains awake for the journey can take a turn behind the wheel and help identify the warning signs of fatigue. Take a break every 100 miles or 2 hours. Do something to refresh yourself like getting a snack, switching drivers, or going for a run. Take a napfind a safe place to take a 15 to 20-minute nap, if you think you might fall asleep. Be cautious about excessive drowsiness after waking up. Avoid alcohol and medications that cause drowsiness as a side-effect. Avoid driving at times when you would normally be asleep. Consume caffeine. The equivalent of two cups of coffee can increase alertness for several hours. For more information, including warning signs that a driver needs to pull over and rest, visit http://drowsydriving.org. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 Ocala Palms holds poolside dance party ... indoors Ocala Palms residents were ready for dancing under the stars at poolside, only to have their "partying" moved inside to the Royal Palm Room due to our seemingly daily thunderstorms. This did not deter everyone from an entertaining evening dancing or just listening to entertainers "Sally and Roy." As usual, Sally had a full dance floor participating in the Cuban Shuffle. She also encouraged Ocala Palms line dancers to participate in a new dance which she demonstrated. Roy also sang a couple of Neil Diamond hits, as well as Sally singing a few of the past hit songs of Cher and Patsy Cline. Everyone had the opportunity to share in the celebration of the 47th wedding anniversary of Chris and John Paulus, as well as Sandy and Gary Nelson. Photos by Barb Dedics Gary and Sandy Nelson and Chris and john Paulus Both couples shared their 47th anniversary on Aug. 13. Pat Vanaman and Winnie West. Frank and Eileen Spinosa. Phil and Gail Poulos. Bill and Jana McElroy. Dennis and Carol Lord. Entertainers Sally and Roy. Maxie and Bob Hotz. More photos on Page 3

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INDEX Ocala Palms........2 Fairfield Village..6 Stone Creek........6 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 24 WEDNESDAY, September 11, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, September 11, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger A weekend to get away, have fun and be treated like a Diva! Relax By The Pool Shop Til You Drop Cocktails Hors doeuvres Massage & More! Girls Weekend Girls Weekend Abitare Paris Salon Alpaca Magic Citrus County Health Department Citrus County Jazzercise Citrus Pest Management Clementines Boutique Complete Family Dentistry Connollys Sod & Nursery Cotton Club Crystal Automotive Group Everyones Massage Frame Design Genesis Womens Center Georgieos Hair Design Goldiggers & Gunslingers Health & Wellcare Services Ideal Health Inverness Health & Wellness Juice Plus Karma Upscale Resale La Te Da Boutique Ledger Dentistry Lemire Clinic M Hair Studio & the Spa at M Mary Kay New Concepts Hair Salon New Empire E-Cigs Nick Nicholas Ford Off the Cuff Origami Owl Amber Park Avenue Salon Playtime PinUp Photography Scentsy Specialty Gems Suncoast Dermatology The Garden Shed The Little Glass Shack The New Image Med Spa Thirty-one Gifts Timber Lane Chiropractic Tina s Hair Salon Touch of Glass by Susan Unique Lingerie Vault Jeans Vernon Martin Salon Virgilio Insurance Whalen Jewelers Zen Zone Massage Visit these vendors during the show. C all 79 5-16 05 to reserve your room & tickets www.PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com www.chronicle-online.com/divanight October 12, 6 9 PM Room & 2 Diva Night Tickets $ 1 38 *Limited Availability 000G0AN 9301 Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL *F or tick ets only go to Chronicle site listed below Walk of Hope fights domestic violence PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKBreak the Silence was the centerpiece of this sign carried by the first marchers to leave the Ocala Police Dept. Saturday morning for the long Walk of Hope to fight domestic violence. Above, right, the printed message was evident on the backs of the purple shirts. Below, the marchers i n front of Pine Plaza. Monday, Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced four additional license-free fishing days. Scott said, Floridas license-free fishing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the finest fishing in the world. Floridas recreational freshwater and saltwater fishing industry has an $8.9 billion economic impact and events like these help grow the industry even more. Im excited that the FWC has adopted four more license-free fishing days for a total of eight days per year. These days are a great way to introduce more Floridians to the lifetime sport of fishing. Florida currently offers the public four license-free fishing days per year, where the requirement to have a recreational fishing license is waived for residents and visitors. Saltwater license-free fishing days this year were on June 1 and Sept. 1 and freshwaters were April 6 and June 8. During its Sept. 5 meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) added four more license-free fishing days to the calendar, and the Florida Legislature approved this increase earlier this year. The additional saltwater license-free fishing days will be Oct. 12 and Nov. 30 and additional freshwater license-free days will be Nov. 29 and Dec. 28. The Commission also set dates for 2014 and beyond. All eight days will now fall on the same day of the week from year to year, allowing potential anglers to plan fishing trips in advance. For 2014 and beyond, the following dates will be license-free fishing days: Saltwater First Saturday and Sunday in June First Saturday in September Saturday following Thanksgiving Freshwater First Saturday and Sunday in April Second Saturday and Sunday in June To make these events accessible to as many people as possible, the FWC planned these dates around holiday weekends and national events and National Fishing and Boating Week. Highlighted by significant national media coverage and public events, National Fishing and Boating Week promotes boating and fishing across the country as fun and healthy outdoor activities. Plan your fishing experience, but dont forget, all other regulations such as seasons, size limits and bag limits still apply on these days. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing to learn more about fishing in Florida. Enjoy license-free fishing days BY JIM CLARK EditorThe Marion County Commission appointed a task force to look at the dog tethering issue, but the plan was almost scuttled by the apparent hard line by one of the agencies fighting to ban tethering in the county. Late in the meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, Commission Chairman Kathy Bryant called for appointments and made her own. She then called upon Stan McClain to make his, and was greeted with a long pause and then a statement by McClain: I dont know if Im prepared to do anything. He added that it sounds like theres no room for compromise. McClains hesitation came after talks during the public portion of the meeting by Linda Norman, board member of the Humane Society, and resident John Marinelli, among others. Norman read a platform statement from the Humane Society, saying that the agency would not adopt an animal to anyone who plans to chain their dog as a means of containment. She added that chaining is part of the protocol for dogs kept for fighting. She called for a 24-hour ban and said it should be enforceable, and that there should be a six-month period for adjustment. Marinelli commented, I represent tethered dogs in Marion County, those who have no voice. I am opposed to anything less than a 24-hour ban. After McClains statement, Commissioner Carl Zalak agreed, saying, It does sound like theres no room for compromise. Some commissioners felt that the purpose of the task force was to look at the issue and hash it out, coming back to the county with a recommendation. Bruce Fishalow, an executive with the Humane Society, who, along with Norman, ended up on the task force, Tether law panel set up File photo of a dog on a chain. Please see TETHER, Page 3 This month is a very important time for our Jewish community. The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah began at sundown on Sept. 4 and ended at the end of the day on the 5th. This is the year 5774 according to the Jewish calendar. The earliest date on which Rosh Hashanah can fall is Sept. 5, as happened in 1899.The latest date that Rosh Hashanah can occur relative to the Gregorian dates is Oct. 5, as happened in 1967 and will happen again in 2043. After 2089, the differences between the Hebrew calendar and the Gregorian calendar will result in Rosh Hashanah falling no earlier than Sept. 6. Traditional Rosh Hashanah foods are apples dipped in honey, to symbolize a sweet New Year, pomegranates, and wine for Kiddush. Rosh Hashanah customs also include sounding the shofar. The traditional greeting for the New Year always includes a wish for a good year. Another important Jewish holiday this month is Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement or Day of Awe). Yom Kippur falls 10 days after Rosh Hashanah. Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Friday, Sept. 13. The purpose of Yom Kippur is to bring about reconciliation between people and between individuals and God. According to Jewish tradition, it is also the day when God decides the fate of each human being. During these days Jews ask God and each other for forgiveness, and greet each other with the blessing May you be inscribed in the Book of Life. This is the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people. There are three essential components of Yom Kippur: (1) Teshuvah (Repentance), (2) Prayer; and (3) Fasting. The days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are viewed as an opportunity for Jews to repent and ensure a good fate. Today, Sept. 11, is a day of great significance in America! Im sure all of us remember where we were and what we were doing on that day in 2001. This day is also called Patriot Day. Everyone should take a moment today and remember that horrible event in our country and give thanks to those who are protecting us today. Ladies of Quail Meadow come join us for lunch on Friday, the 13th, at the new MoJos. This restaurant is located back of Walgreens at the corner of State Road 200 and 17th Street in the Target shopping center. Please call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin for reservations. Its almost time for the first QM Cruise-In and Sock Hop. This will take place at the clubhouse on Monday, Sept. 16. This event will begin at 6 p.m. with the car/motorcycle/truck display in the parking lot and the model trains, planes, and automobiles inside the clubhouse. There is still time to enter your car, motorcycle, truck, or models. Please contact Bill and Carol Sjogren for the cruise-in entries and Jack and Margene Sheidler for the models. The sock hop will begin at 7 p.m. Just because you cant dance doesnt mean you wont have a good time! Entertainment will be provided by The Sounds of Time from Katie Belles in The Villages. Snacks will be provided, and of course, you can BYOB. Tickets for this event are available, for a donation of $5, from Charlotte Payne and Pat Talley. Come relive the music of the 50s, even dress in the style of that time if you wish! September an important month for Jewish community Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Travel firm supports HospiceOcala Travel is supporting Hospice of Marion County by donating $100 per cabin booked on an upcoming 11-night Celebrity Equinox cruise. The cruise departs from Fort Lauderdale Jan. 20, 2014, and sails to Grand Cayman; Cartagena, Columbia; Colon, Panama; Puerto Limon, Costa Rica Belize City; Cozumel and returns to Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 31. The total price includes the cruise, port fees, government taxes, and roundtrip bus transportation to the pier, as well as an onboard cocktail party and private events. For more information, call 352-7327511 or email Susan@OcalaTravel.com.