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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..6 Quail Meadow......7 VOLUME 7 NUMBER 25 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, September 18, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G2FW For more information, visit our website: dBhearingsolutions.com We accept discounts from all insurances! Call for details. Saturday appointments available. Ocala West David Seibert H.A.S. / 8 Years Ocala West Ocala West FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 352.237.4635 Ocala East Brian Townsend H.A.S. / Retired Navy / 21 Years Ocala East Ocala East CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 352.694.5003 SE Marion County Darryl Pennington Board Certified & Owner/Operator / 22 Years SE Marion County SE Marion County LORVEN HEART CENTER 12301 SE US Hwy 441, Ste E Belleview, FL 34420 352.307.8371 AWARD WINNER 7 YEARS RUNNING 75 DAY TRIAL RISK FREE 100% REFUND IF NOT FULLY SATISFIED SERVING AND EARNING THE TRUST OF MARION COUNTY CITIZENS FOR OVER 13 YEARS! the first Sunday after Labor Day. Im sure most of you can recall time spent with your grandparents and great-grandparents. Some of my greatest memories are of time spent in Washington, Indiana at the home of my grandmother and granddad; also with my greatgrandparents who lived with them. I especially remember my great-grandmother making me learn how to darn the holes in my socks! This was during WW II and we had to take care of everything; not just throw it away and go to the store to buy more. I still think of her every time I wear out a pair of socks. My grandmother lived to within a few months of her 102nd birthday, so my children and grandchildren also have great memories of her. I hope you were remembered on this day; if not, you might mention to the grandchildren that next year Grandparents Day is September 7th. Following are some excerpts taken from papers written by 8-year olds when asked to describe grandparents: A grandfather is a man grandmother. Grandparents dont have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldnt play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the store and have lots of quarters for us. They dont say, Hurry up. Usually grandmothers are fat, but not too fat to QUAILcontinued from Page 7 tie your shoes. They wear glasses and funny underwear. When they read to us, they dont skip. They dont mind if we ask for the same story over again. They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time, and kiss us even when weve acted bad. A 6 year old was asked where his grandma lived: Oh, he said, She lives at the airport, and when we want her we just go get her. Then when were done having her visit, we take her back to the airport. Arent grandkids and great-grandkids great? First Friday gathering at Quail Meadow. BY JIM CLARK EditorDo you like to read? Do you like to help children reach their potential? If so, Reading Pals wants you. Jan Hathaway, Reading Pals coordinator, spoke to the State Road 200 Coalition last week. Adults in the program read to kindergarten age children in the local public schools, helping the children in learning to have a more positive approach. Hathaway said for many of these children that its really scary coming to our school system not prepared for success. She said that some of the children dont know the alphabet and some dont even know their real name, noting that some children are called by nicknames at home and when a teacher in school calls them by their formal name, they dont know the teacher is talking to them. The said there were 330 children identified a needing a little extra help with their reading. She said after working with the Reading Pals, they excelled in growth beyond kindergarten classes. Volunteers work minimal time with the children, about 30 minutes a week. The children get new books regularly throughout the year. Thomas Lacinski, who said he is a physicist who has taught at the college level, gives his time to the program. I didnt realize how many children were from dysfunctional families. He said he seldom had contact with children this young before he started in the program. They need a little shove, he said of the children. Everything you do for them is brand new. He drew a laugh when he said that it was hard to tell that the children were disadvantaged. They dont even know how to lie yet. He added, Were giving these children a little push so they fit right in. To sign up to be a Reading Pal, call the United Way at 352-732-9696 or go to www.uwmc.org/volunteer. Volunteers provide kindergarteners with reading help BY JIM CLARK EditorSheriff Chris Blair took his case for an increased budget to the State Road 200 Coalition at that groups meeting on Monday, Sept. 9. Blair spoke of what he had uncovered when he took office earlier this year. He said that cuts were constantly being made and that it was affecting the quality of coverage provided to the citizens of Marion County. We are seriously hurting, he said. He said that based on the state average of the number of deputies per population, we are 170 behind how did that happen? In the new budget, which was to be heard Thursday, he asks for 20 deputies, 15 corrections officers and five assistants to be added. Blair said the starting salary for Sheriff says office needs more money PHOTO BY JIM CLARKZumba timeIt was Zumba time at the Paddock Mall Saturday at the Chamber and Economic Partnerships Buy Local business expo. The dance was taking place in front of the display of the Ranch Fitness Center from On Top of the World. Thats Jim Martin of the Ranch, who is also the president of the West Marion Business Association, at the left. The WMBA will hold its own expo at the Hilton on Sept. 28. Hospice Walk to end AlzheimersHospice of Marion Countys Lisa Varner, Mary Ellen Poe and Lila Ivey stand at the completion of a ForgetMe-Not flower garland that stretched around the Hospice administration building on Friday, Sept. 6. The ceremony kicked off Hospice of Marion Countys support for the Walk to End Alzheimers. Each of the 2,000 paper flowers represented a dollar donation with the donors name or dedicated to someone with Alzheimers. The next day, almost 50 walkers on the Hospice team completed the course at Tuscawilla Park. Please see SHERIFF, Page 3 .The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2013 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at obssales.com. The sites sortable master index will provide access to pedigree updates. The iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/ A total of 386 horses are cataloged for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 15th at 1:00 p.m. with hip numbers 1-174 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. Hip numbers 175 386 sell on Wednesday, Oct. 16th in the Open Session starting at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The sales 160 weanlings feature the progeny of a sire roster that includes City Zip, Colonel John, Discreet Cat, High Cotton, Kittens Joy, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Majesticperfection, Old Fashioned, Proud Citizen, Tale of Ekati, Two Step Salsa and Wildcat Heir. First crop sires represented include Cape Blanco (IRE), First Dude, General Quarters, Gone Astray and Paddy OPrado. The list of first crop stallions with in-foal mares in the sale includes Astrology, Creative Cause, and Hansen. OBS catalog available Please see OBS Page 3

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However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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. 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THINK AG AIN! 1/3 Acre $ 60 00 Lawn & Bushes for Chinch Bugs, Ants, Brown Spots, Webworm, Fungus, Weed Control & Black Grasshoppers. No Contracts Required. any circumstance. Assad is a suitable foe, not because he is uniquely cruel hardly but because Russia and Iran are his allies. American foreign policy in the Middle East has long been dedicated to guaranteeing that no country can challenge U.S./Israeli hegemony. American presidents have no problem with strongmen who crush their peoples dreams of freedom, as long as those rulers do what they are told. But if they dont toe the line, watch out. Saddam Hussein and Libyas Muammar Qadaffi learned that the hard way. Now its Assads turn (earlier in the war on terror, the CIA outsourced torture services to him), even if that means helping al-Qaeda in Syria. Its not just that no one appointed the United States the worlds policeman. By assuming that role, the U.S. government no matter whos president undermines the values we claim to uphold, such as freedom, justice, privacy, and peace. The invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan left hundreds of thousands dead, many more gravely wounded, and corrupt authoritarian governments in control of the social wreckage. The law of unintended consequences cannot be repealed, and the risk is no less with interventions that begin modestly, because no one can say what the other side which includes Iran and Russia will do. At home, a perpetual war footing drains our pockets, puts us at risk of retaliation, violates our privacy, and distorts our economy through the military-industrial complex. James Madison understood well: No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). RICHMANcontinued from Page 8 The year was 1960 and much was happening in the world at that time. However, the music world was going to change with the introduction of a rock band from Liverpool, England called the Beatles. This band consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They became, according to many, the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. They introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century. The Beatles utilized several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as Beatlemania. The Beatles rise to prominence in the United Sates began on Feb. 7, 1964 when they made their first tour to the United States coming to New York and arriving at the newly named JFK Airport on a Pan Am flight. According to Stone Creek resident, Pete DeSimone, he was working for Pan Am and was in hangar 16 when the Beatles plane arrived in 1964. He told me that the Beatles went through customs on the plane. Their limos were allowed to enter hangar 16 where he saw them. On Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles made their first live U.S. television appearance. 73 million viewers, which was about two-fifths of the total American population, watched as the group performed on The Ed Sullivan Show. According to the Nielsen ratings, the show had the largest number of viewers that had been recorded for a U.S. television program up to that time. On Saturday evening, many Stone Creek residents relived the era of Beatlemania to a capacity crowd in the Reunion Center. Tables were set with From left are Deb Gray, Karen Snelson, Karen Stein, Cathie Brutcher, Donna Jones and Deb Beitel, members of the Social Committee who help plan the event. Stone Creek spends an evening remembering music of The Beatles Please see STONE CREEK, Page 5 Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi 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 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.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.

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deputies of about $28,000 is lower than neighboring counties. Weve got to have good people, he added. He said that 86 percent of the fleet includes vehicles from 2008 or lower. He said 164 patrol cars have 100,000 miles on them and 88 have more than 150,000 miles. The deputy sheriffs are driving in dangerous vehicles. I have a safety issue. He said that he reduced two stations, put the commanders on shift work, and noted that commanders are picking up the slack by answering calls. He said that Fire Rescue had to wait 500 times last year for a deputy to show up on a scene before they could enter a dwelling. This occurs when the caller indicates there has been some sort of violence when calling for an ambulance. Rescue personnel cant enter without a deputy present. He spoke of adding a warrants division which has reduced the number of active warrants by 2,000. He said that if he had his way, he would remove juveniles from the jail and give custody back to the Department of Juvenile Justice. He also got rid of silent dispatch, where deputies had to read a screen in their cars to get information about a call. Citing a new state ban on texting while driving, he said he wanted the deputies to be able to keep their eyes on the road when answering a call. He was asked about privatizing the jail, but said that would be a disadvantage. He said Marion Countys jail shows that it takes $46.20 per day to house a prisoner, a lot cheaper than anywhere else in the state. He said it was important to keep the corrections officers under the sheriff. They wear the sheriffs star, and they want to maintain wearing the star. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 18, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 000FVXZ IRRIGATION LLC. SPRINKLERS IRRIGATION 3398 S.W. 74th Ave., Bay 101, Ocala Comp #7085 Call for details 352-237-5731 Serving Marion County Since 1982 Seasonal Special Licensed Fully Insured Certified Irrigation Auditor We will beat any written estimate on irrigation repairs or installation. Member of Florida Irrigation Society WINNER 2013 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 Reset Controller Adjust Sprays & Rotors to Correct Spray Pattern Complete System Inspection $ 39 99 Call for details Expires 9/30/2013 000G19V COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30 years experience. 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We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000FXV8 SAVE THOUSANDS Its been a while... 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 opening October 1st. Jeff and Jody 000G3C9 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000FZQV Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000FTB2 SHERIFFcontinued from Page 1 Also featured are mares in foal to a strong group of sires including Archarcharch, Bellamy Road, Big Drama, Broken Vow, Into Mischief, Kantharos, Majestic Warrior, Quality Road, Regal Ransom, Scat Daddy, Sky Mesa, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Fall Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For more information regarding the Fall Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154. OBScontinued from Page 1 Iguess I am one of those old-fashioned guys still wearing a suit. I have been wearing a suit and tie for as long as I can remember, which really isnt saying a great deal. Not much I can remember these days, which is one of the advantages of growing older. When the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage grills me about some incident that did or did not happen, I can always rely on the good old faithful, I just cant remember! Well, she stammers as she stares at me, but dont let it happen again. My problem is I cannot remember what I am supposed to remember so how can I remember not to let it happen again? (Sigh.) So, my memory is not quite up to par in many areas. One area has to do with my suits. There is only one thing I do not like about my suits. I feel most comfortable in the suit and so I have several suits that I wear on a rotating basis. Naturally, they all look alike so nobody knows I am rotating my suits. The secret to rotating suits is to have an assortment of ties, but make sure those ties do not look alike. I have enough ties that I do not have to wear one for up to three months. Fifty shades of grey suits Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder I have a bright pink tie I wear twice a year and every time I wear it, several people ask me if I got a new necktie. I always smile and nod in the affirmative. Why spoil a good moment? The negative side of wearing suits is occasionally you have to replace them. There are all sorts of reasons why a suit needs to be replaced. One is that you grow out of it or it grows out of you. Either way the suit has to be replaced. Another reason is that something happened to the suit and there is some Please see PASTOR Page 4 Happenings 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. 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.Young at Heart programCollege Road Baptist Church is beginning the monthly luncheon programs of Young At Heart on Sept. 19. The guests, from First Baptist Church, are The Heaven Bound Singers. The joy and enthusiasm they bring to the Lord will inspire us all. Everyone is welcome, bring your friends and neighbors and a dish to share. The event is at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road. Friday, Sept. 20 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 Water Crisis summit scheduledAwake Marion, a coalition of progressive groups and concerned citizens, is sponsoring a Water Crisis Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Fort King Presbyterian Church, 13 N.E. 36th Ave., to mobilize concerned citizens into action, according to a news release from the group Join Rep. Clovis Watson, Jr., Guy Marwick, Darlene Weesner, Mike Sizemore, and Karen Chadwick in developing an agenda to protect and preserve our water and advance an action plan to make an impact and get the job done. Register at watercrisissummit.org or by calling 352680-0066. $15 fee includes morning refreshments and lunch. Final registration day is Friday.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.Monday, Sept. 23 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information, call Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. 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., 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, 352-291-6904.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. Sheltering Hands yard saleThe fourth annual Sheltering Hands yard sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2915 S.E. 11th St., Ocala. All proceeds benefit Sheltering Hands cat rescue, adoption and TNR programs. The group is accepting donations of clean usable items. Pickup available. For information, call 352-817-0663 or 352-812-5575.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.Humanism in the autumn of lifeAll of us know what it is to lose someone to debilitating illness or death, or to celebrate births, commitments and other life transitions. How do Humanists experience these events? How does their ethical perspective help them make choices? Join a group for this free panel discussion on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at Master the Possibilities Adult Ed Center, 8415 S.W. 80th St. Phone is 352-861-9751 or e-mail humanistsncfl@gmail.com.KP Hole Park marks anniversaryFor the past 60 years, KP Hole Park has been the launch point of summertime memories for generations of Marion County residents and visitors. From tubing and swimming to snorkeling and boating, enjoying the pristine water and shores of the Rainbow River has started at the sundeck, swimming area or boat ramp of KP Hole Park. On Saturday, Sept. 28, Marion County Parks and Recreation is marking KP Holes 60th anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee celebration from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the park (9435 S.W. 190th Ave. Road, Dunnellon). Visitors will enjoy free admission to the park, free pizza, live entertainment, face-painting, giveaways and more while supplies last. To learn more about this event and KP Hole Park facilities, please contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352-671-8560 or email gina.peebles@marioncountyfl.org. For updates and event information straight to your newsfeed, like Parks and Recreation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MarionCountyParksandRec.

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tear necessitating the whole suit being replaced. The key here is not to let my wife know that there is a small tear in my suit. The moment she discovers the slightest tear in one of my suits she begins her plan of having that suit replaced. For me, a tear is simply a tear. If it is in the rear of my suit jacket, I do not see it so it is no concern to me. If other people are inconvenienced by a small tear in the back of my suit coat, let them replace the suit. I can deal with all kinds of tear oddities about my suit. Not so in the case of my wife. Even a slightly worn spot on my suit coat, begins her thinking of replacing it. Believe me; I try to hide it as much as possible to keep it from the ever-piercing eyes of my wife who sees through everything, even things that are not there. Just recently, despite my attempts to conceal the issue, my wife spotted a small tear on my suit coat. It happened to be my favorite suit coat. I can recall exactly when and how the split occurred. I kept that information away from my wife as long as I possibly could; now I had to pay the piper. Early Monday morning we were off to the mens store to purchase another suit. The whole way there, I was thinking of all the other things I could be doing at this time. Being the gracious and humble husband I am, I yielded to the prompting of my wife and we were off to the mens store. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a young man to which my wife said, Were here to buy a suit. I figured I better step in before the conversation got out of control. Were looking for a grey suit. I understand, said the young man as he thoughtfully pulled at his chin looking down the long row of suits. And what color grey are you looking for? Say what, I said. What color grey are you looking for? He repeated. As far as I was concerned, grey was grey and that was the color I was looking for. Nonetheless, I was in for a surprise. We have a variety of grey suits. There is a charcoal grey. Light grey. Dark grey. He went on and on about the variety of grey colors in his shop. If I heard correctly, according to him, there were at least 50 shades of grey. Believe me, there was not anything romantic about that! All I wanted was a grey suit. To me, grey is grey is grey. I do not want my suit to be a fashion statement. In fact, I want my suit to be silent and say nothing at all. We walked out of the mens store with a new suit and my wife had a wonderful smile on her face. I on the other hand, had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach realizing just how much this grey suit cost me. I have a new appreciation for what the apostle Paul said. That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man (Ephesians 3:16 KJV). It is not the outside that really matters, but the inside of a man.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 18, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. 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. 000G2SJ $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Carrabbas 2370 SW College Rd Mon., Sept 23, 11:00 AM Mon., Sept 30, 11:00 AM Panera Bread 2370 SW College Rd Mon., Sept 23, 3:00 AM Mon., Sept 30, 3:00 PM Logans 2621 SW 19th Ave Rd Tues, Sept 24, 10:30 AM Tues., Oct 1, 2:30 PM Red Lobster 393 SW College Rd Tues., Sept 24, 4:00 PM Tues., Oct 1, 11:00 AM Mimis 4414 SW College Rd Wed., Sept 25, 9:00 AM Wed., Sept 25, 11:30 AM Reds 8411 N SR 200 Thur., Sept 26, 10:00 AM Horse & Hounds 6995 US 27 Wed., Oct 2, 11:00 AM Bob Evans 11300 SW 95th Cir. Thur., Oct 3, 10:00 AM 000FT9A 000FZSJ ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The changing season brings new experiences as well as challenges for the ever-adventurous Aries. Your social life expands, as do the opportunities at your workplace. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) That recent period of uncertainty has passed. You can now feel more confident about making decisions, especially those that relate to an important personal relationship. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although you might be faced with a number of tasks on your to-do list, try to take time out to enjoy the arts. Music, especially, can be soothing to the sensitive soul of a Gemini. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A disagreement with a colleague or friend is best resolved with open and frank discussion. Trying to force the other party to see things your way is bound to backfire. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) That Leonine pride might be ruffled by a colleagues challenge to one of your pet ideas. But stop growling and listen. You could learn something that will work to your advantage. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Someone in authority might decide to select you as a candidate for a project that carries more responsibilities. Be prepared to show why youre the right choice for the job. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) That new workplace problem should be dealt with as soon as possible. Leaving it unresolved for too long could lead to an even more unsettling and time-consuming situation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might have to do some fancy juggling to keep both your work responsibilities and personal obligations on track. But ultimately, youll work it all out, as you always do. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might hear some upsetting things about a situation in your life. But dont be swayed by talk. Demand proof before making any decisions on the matter. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Dont risk depleting those precious energy levels by taking on more tasks than you can realistically handle. Also, remember to ask for help when you need it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) It might be difficult for the Aquarian who is used to giving advice to take counsel when offered. But its a good idea to listen to what trusted friends feel you should know. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Things might be a little unsettled as you move through a period of reassessment. But once you get your priorities sorted out, you should be ready to tackle an important decision. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Read the classifieds PASTORcontinued from Page 3

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tie-dyed napkins, candles and adoring older women remembering a time when they screamed to the sound of the Beatles. Karen Stein, a social committee member, and others at her table screamed and danced to the sounds of the Beatlemaniax group. These four talented men of the Beatlemaniax group capture the look, and excitement of a real Beatles concert that most people havent had the pleasure to experience or have not experienced in a very long time. The Beatlemaniax wear the unique style clothing and mop-top hair that their mentors wore during their concert career, and play the same brand/model instruments the Beatles used. With their authentic hairstyle, clothes, instruments, and a hard-to-find lefthanded bassist (just like Paul), its like going back in time to the craziness and hysteria of Beatlemania. While no one was 16 again, many reacted as the sixteen year olds of the 1960s did with screams for more. This group played for one hour with a very short intermission to a house full of Stone Creek residents. Once again, thanks to Kim Krystopa and her talented social committee that plan, set-up, decorate and tear down while the rest of us just come and enjoy. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 000G1UM 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Voters send some messages The voters have sent some messages, in more ways than one, to the politicians of America, on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11. In New York, two sex-scandal subjects, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, were rejected by what are usually liberal city voters. Weiner was in a crowded Democratic primary for mayor, and lost badly, getting only about 5 percent of the vote, while Spitzer was denied the chance to become city comptroller. Two other city politicians who had been linked to some sort of sex scandals lost in bids for the City Council. In Colorado, reacting to the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, legislators had passed a new tough gun control law, much to the dismay of the gun advocates. On Tuesday, recall elections against two of the Democrats in the state Senate were successful, replacing the two, including the Senate president, with Republicans. Democrats control both houses and the governorship, but now have only a onevote margin in the Senate. Some argued that the election was expensive and unnecessary, since one of the senators would be up for re-election next year and the other would have been out because of term limits. But the voters didnt wait, and both men are out of a job. And then theres President Barack Obama. The president spoke to the nation on Tuesday night and, after seeming so sure of himself a couple of weeks ago regarding military action against Syria, backpedaled somewhat and asked Congress to delay voting on giving him permission to act. He said he was willing to back a diplomatic solution. He also said that he felt action was justified, but backed the Constitutional form of government and asked for Congressional approval. He cited several communications from the American public, noting one said that we shouldnt be the worlds policeman and he agreed. He promised that no matter what action was taken, he would not put boots on the ground in Syria. So some New York City politicians and a couple of Colorado politicians learned the hard way that you have to listen to the voters. President Obama, to his credit, acknowledged the same as he spoke. The voters all across the country are continuously sending messages to their elected officials. The people who were put in office by the voters should all learn to listen. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column We must not be the worlds policemanBY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenEven if everything Secretary of State John Kerry says about chemical weapons in Syria were true, the evidence would prove only that Bashar al-Assad committed crimes against civilians. It would not prove that the U.S. government has either the moral or legal authority to commit acts of war. These issues must be kept separate. We have reason to be skeptical of Kerrys case why did President Obama try to stop the UN inspection? but if it were otherwise, the case for U.S. military intervention still would not have been made even if authorized by Congress. No one appointed the United States the worlds policeman. The governments founding document, the Constitution, does not and could not do so. Obama and Kerry have tried hard to invoke national security as grounds for bombing Syria, but no one believes Assad threatens Americans. He has made no such statements and taken no threatening actions. He is engulfed in a sectarian civil war. Inexcusably, Obama has taken sides in that civil war the same side as the Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate but still Assad poses no danger to Americans. Bombing would make him more not less of a threat. As it interferes in other peoples conflicts, a self-appointed world policemen will breed resentment and a lust for revenge. No one likes a bully, especially when its a presumptuous superpower armed with nuclear warheads and monstrous conventional weapons. (By the way, Assads conventional weapons have killed far more people than sarin gas has.) You might ask, How could U.S. punishment of Assad be equated with being a bully? Isnt he the bully? To be sure, Assad is a criminal. But the U.S. governments record on the worlds stage hardly qualifies it for any merit badges. It rails against Assads brutality, but it backed Iraqs late president Saddam Hussein, even when he used chemical weapons in the 1980s. It condoned the Egyptian militarys mowing down of over a thousand street demonstrators after the recent coup, and it has more than tacitly approved Israels string of onslaughts against the Palestinians and Lebanese. In these cases, American presidents could have properly responded by ending military aid but they refused. Similarly, the U.S. government for decades provided advanced weaponry to brutal and corrupt monarchies in the Arab world and autocrats in Asia and Latin America. More often than not, when a government represses its population, it uses equipment made in the USA. Americas selective outrage is not lost on the world. The U.S. government is neither an honest broker nor an avenger of the victims of injustice. It is the worlds ham-handed hegemon, with overriding geopolitical and economic interests that determine what it does in 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. Back in 1999, a new television quiz show called Who Wants to Be a Millionaire launched on television with Regis Philbin as the host. From the start, I liked that show, because it required some intelligence to participate, unlike so many shows on the air. I put it right up there with Jeopardy, the all-time great trivia knowledge show. In 2002, the show went into syndication, headed by Meredith Vieira, who hosted the show for 11 years. Her final show was in May of this year. I had read that Meredith was leaving, but I guess it didnt sink in. Then, right around Labor Day a couple of weeks ago, we (my wife and I) sat down to watch the DVR recording of the seasons first show, and some heavy-set guy wearing a Fedora (for you young folks, thats a kind of hat) yelled out who he was and this was his first show. Suddenly my comfort zone of watching this show was wiped away. First, I was always taught not to wear a hat indoors, that was the initial reaction. Second, I didnt catch the guys name at the beginning of the show, and had to wait until the credits to learn his name was Cedric the Entertainer. To me, he wasnt very entertaining. The smooth flow, the good-natured banter with the audience and the contestants, was gone. It was a forced humor, the kind that usually needs a laugh track. Even the contestants seemed a little stranger than usual. They also made one change the contestants relatives are now seated a couple of rows back but in direct line of the Wh o are y ou, and wh er e is Me re dith? Among Friends Jim Clark camera, so theyre on the screen almost all the time. I guess thats good for them, but when someone wins $25,000, they have to negotiate over other people to get a hug. One of the things Meredith said when she took the job originally was that there werent enough shows on TV where parents could sit down and watch with children without being embarrassed, and it was true. After seeing the first few shows with Cedric the Entertainer, Im not sure that philosophy is continuing. Meanwhile, Meredith, who turns 60 this December, will host a talk show starting next year. You might remember she was an original host of The View. Ill probably watch a little to see what its like, but talk shows like that arent exactly my thing. If they were, Id be watching one of my favorites, Katie Couric, every day. So I wish the best of luck to Meredith Vieira, and Ill probably still watch recordings of Millionaire, fast-forwarding through the chatter of Cedric. One word of advice to the new host, though: Lose the hat, please.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see RICHMAN, Page 11 STONE CREEKcontinued from Page 1 Above, some of the crowd vews the performance of The Beatles group at Stone Creek. At left, a drum set. Read the classifieds

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Friday, Sept. 13, was a beautiful day to help those in need, and the neighbors of Fairfield Village stepped up to do just that. Tom Davis, the District Community Development Coordinator, was very happy about the prospects of a new venue for regular donations. According to Davis, LifeSouth just celebrated 25 years as part of the local Chamber of Commerce. He said that LifeSouth works directly with Shands and the VA hospital in Gainesville and as a secondary source for Ocala Regional. Ocala and Marion County have a very large number of residents who are serviced by the VA hospital, and the life saving donations make a huge impact. According to Davis, one donor can potentially save three lives as one donation is made into plasma, platelets, and red blood cells. He also said that there is an urgent need for Type O blood, particularly O negative. He encourages the public to seriously consider becoming donors if they are not already. It is a very simple process and is invaluable when a person is in need of the life saving blood. Three very experienced and professional techs were available to work with donors. Dawn, Vince, and Aaron are all very enthusiastic about the work they do and encourage the public to donate as often as possible. Aaron, who has a nursing degree and has worked as a coordinator for Shands, is dedicated to his profession. He told me, I believe in helping people. Giving blood is one of the simplest ways to give back. For those of us who have had a loved one in a life-threatening situation, we became immediately aware of the value of the donation of someone we dont even know who may have had such a definite part in the recuperation of the patient. It is at times like these that we realize that there are such generous people who are thinking about the needs of others. The neighbors of Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, realize that these donors cannot be thanked enough, but we are sincere when we say, Thank you for what you do to help others be well again. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EZZO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 amChildrens Church 8:50 am3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South SanctuaryAnglican Church 000EPLY is discovered through worshiping together 711187 000FYR5 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. 2013 FALL BUSINESS EXPO A One Stop Shop for Ocala Businesses 000G2HH When: Saturday, Sept. 28th, 2013 10AM-2PM Where: Main Ballroom of the Ocala Hilton 3600 SW 36th Ave, Ocala, Fl 34474 Admission: FREE Door Prizes Prizes include $100 Gift Card Come out and meet the representatives of some of Ocalas best local enterprises; all under one roof! Discover and support small to medium businesses owners and representative who have made the commitment of excellent service to you and are proud to be apart of Ocalas community. 000FY7J 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STAR TING AT $2,295 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? 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The September First Friday gathering was fantastic. Thirty brave residents weathered the stormy conditions and came out to spend an enjoyable evening at the clubhouse. Can you think of a better way to spend a rainy Friday night? To add a little variety to the evening many of us brought scratch-off lottery tickets which were put into a bowl and then everyone drew out a card. Unfortunately, no one had a winner! Maybe next time! Richard Gunther displayed some of his photographs. If you havent seen the framed photos in the clubhouse, you need to make a point of looking at them. The sunset photos are magnificent they were taken by Richard right here in Quail Meadow. We also reminded Maryann McGill that it was her birthday by singing to her! The next Friday night gathering will be Oct. 4. Attention all Red Hatters and anyone interested in becoming a part of this group, we will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at The Apple Restaurant for lunch. Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb if you plan to attend as reservations need to be made at the restaurant. A couple of weeks ago Frank and Joan Christopher invited some friends over for a speakeasy get together. A few of the guests arrived dressed in the style of the Roaring 20s. The ladies were even served their beverages in china teacups (like in the speakeasy establishments). Who says we dont have fun in QM? Last Sunday (9/8) was a special day. This is the day marked on calendars as Grandparents Day. The idea for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly people in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. In 1978 President Jimmy Carter proclaimed that National Grandparents Day would be celebrated every year on Speakeasy party, from the left: Carolyn Slocumb, John Zdarsky, Mary Zdarsky, John Stone and Joan Christopher. Residents brave storm to come to First Friday gathering Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 12 A week end to get a wa y, ha ve fun and be treated like a Div a! R elax By The P ool Shop Til You Drop Cocktails Ho rs doeuvres Massage & Mo re! 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Friday, Sept. 13, was a beautiful day to help those in need, and the neighbors of Fairfield Village stepped up to do just that. Tom Davis, the District Community Development Coordinator, was very happy about the prospects of a new venue for regular donations. According to Davis, LifeSouth just celebrated 25 years as part of the local Chamber of Commerce. He said that LifeSouth works directly with Shands and the VA hospital in Gainesville and as a secondary source for Ocala Regional. Ocala and Marion County have a very large number of residents who are serviced by the VA hospital, and the life saving donations make a huge impact. According to Davis, one donor can potentially save three lives as one donation is made into plasma, platelets, and red blood cells. He also said that there is an urgent need for Type O blood, particularly O negative. He encourages the public to seriously consider becoming donors if they are not already. It is a very simple process and is invaluable when a person is in need of the life saving blood. Three very experienced and professional techs were available to work with donors. Dawn, Vince, and Aaron are all very enthusiastic about the work they do and encourage the public to donate as often as possible. Aaron, who has a nursing degree and has worked as a coordinator for Shands, is dedicated to his profession. He told me, I believe in helping people. Giving blood is one of the simplest ways to give back. For those of us who have had a loved one in a life-threatening situation, we became immediately aware of the value of the donation of someone we dont even know who may have had such a definite part in the recuperation of the patient. It is at times like these that we realize that there are such generous people who are thinking about the needs of others. The neighbors of Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, realize that these donors cannot be thanked enough, but we are sincere when we say, Thank you for what you do to help others be well again. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EZZO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 amChildrens Church 8:50 am3801 US N. 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The September First Friday gathering was fantastic. Thirty brave residents weathered the stormy conditions and came out to spend an enjoyable evening at the clubhouse. Can you think of a better way to spend a rainy Friday night? To add a little variety to the evening many of us brought scratch-off lottery tickets which were put into a bowl and then everyone drew out a card. Unfortunately, no one had a winner! Maybe next time! Richard Gunther displayed some of his photographs. If you havent seen the framed photos in the clubhouse, you need to make a point of looking at them. The sunset photos are magnificent they were taken by Richard right here in Quail Meadow. We also reminded Maryann McGill that it was her birthday by singing to her! The next Friday night gathering will be Oct. 4. Attention all Red Hatters and anyone interested in becoming a part of this group, we will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at The Apple Restaurant for lunch. Please call Pat Talley or Carolyn Slocumb if you plan to attend as reservations need to be made at the restaurant. A couple of weeks ago Frank and Joan Christopher invited some friends over for a speakeasy get together. A few of the guests arrived dressed in the style of the Roaring 20s. The ladies were even served their beverages in china teacups (like in the speakeasy establishments). Who says we dont have fun in QM? Last Sunday (9/8) was a special day. This is the day marked on calendars as Grandparents Day. The idea for a National Grandparents Day originated with Marian McQuade, a housewife in Fayette County, West Virginia. Her primary motivation was to champion the cause of lonely elderly people in nursing homes. She also hoped to persuade grandchildren to tap the wisdom and heritage their grandparents could provide. 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tie-dyed napkins, candles and adoring older women remembering a time when they screamed to the sound of the Beatles. Karen Stein, a social committee member, and others at her table screamed and danced to the sounds of the Beatlemaniax group. These four talented men of the Beatlemaniax group capture the look, and excitement of a real Beatles concert that most people havent had the pleasure to experience or have not experienced in a very long time. The Beatlemaniax wear the unique style clothing and mop-top hair that their mentors wore during their concert career, and play the same brand/model instruments the Beatles used. With their authentic hairstyle, clothes, instruments, and a hard-to-find lefthanded bassist (just like Paul), its like going back in time to the craziness and hysteria of Beatlemania. While no one was 16 again, many reacted as the sixteen year olds of the 1960s did with screams for more. 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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Voters send some messages The voters have sent some messages, in more ways than one, to the politicians of America, on the eve of the anniversary of 9/11. In New York, two sex-scandal subjects, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, were rejected by what are usually liberal city voters. Weiner was in a crowded Democratic primary for mayor, and lost badly, getting only about 5 percent of the vote, while Spitzer was denied the chance to become city comptroller. Two other city politicians who had been linked to some sort of sex scandals lost in bids for the City Council. In Colorado, reacting to the shootings at a movie theater in Aurora, legislators had passed a new tough gun control law, much to the dismay of the gun advocates. On Tuesday, recall elections against two of the Democrats in the state Senate were successful, replacing the two, including the Senate president, with Republicans. Democrats control both houses and the governorship, but now have only a onevote margin in the Senate. Some argued that the election was expensive and unnecessary, since one of the senators would be up for re-election next year and the other would have been out because of term limits. But the voters didnt wait, and both men are out of a job. And then theres President Barack Obama. The president spoke to the nation on Tuesday night and, after seeming so sure of himself a couple of weeks ago regarding military action against Syria, backpedaled somewhat and asked Congress to delay voting on giving him permission to act. He said he was willing to back a diplomatic solution. He also said that he felt action was justified, but backed the Constitutional form of government and asked for Congressional approval. He cited several communications from the American public, noting one said that we shouldnt be the worlds policeman and he agreed. He promised that no matter what action was taken, he would not put boots on the ground in Syria. So some New York City politicians and a couple of Colorado politicians learned the hard way that you have to listen to the voters. President Obama, to his credit, acknowledged the same as he spoke. The voters all across the country are continuously sending messages to their elected officials. The people who were put in office by the voters should all learn to listen. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column We must not be the worlds policemanBY SHELDON RICHMAN Special to the CitizenEven if everything Secretary of State John Kerry says about chemical weapons in Syria were true, the evidence would prove only that Bashar al-Assad committed crimes against civilians. It would not prove that the U.S. government has either the moral or legal authority to commit acts of war. These issues must be kept separate. We have reason to be skeptical of Kerrys case why did President Obama try to stop the UN inspection? but if it were otherwise, the case for U.S. military intervention still would not have been made even if authorized by Congress. No one appointed the United States the worlds policeman. The governments founding document, the Constitution, does not and could not do so. Obama and Kerry have tried hard to invoke national security as grounds for bombing Syria, but no one believes Assad threatens Americans. He has made no such statements and taken no threatening actions. He is engulfed in a sectarian civil war. Inexcusably, Obama has taken sides in that civil war the same side as the Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate but still Assad poses no danger to Americans. Bombing would make him more not less of a threat. As it interferes in other peoples conflicts, a self-appointed world policemen will breed resentment and a lust for revenge. No one likes a bully, especially when its a presumptuous superpower armed with nuclear warheads and monstrous conventional weapons. (By the way, Assads conventional weapons have killed far more people than sarin gas has.) You might ask, How could U.S. punishment of Assad be equated with being a bully? Isnt he the bully? To be sure, Assad is a criminal. But the U.S. governments record on the worlds stage hardly qualifies it for any merit badges. It rails against Assads brutality, but it backed Iraqs late president Saddam Hussein, even when he used chemical weapons in the 1980s. It condoned the Egyptian militarys mowing down of over a thousand street demonstrators after the recent coup, and it has more than tacitly approved Israels string of onslaughts against the Palestinians and Lebanese. In these cases, American presidents could have properly responded by ending military aid but they refused. Similarly, the U.S. government for decades provided advanced weaponry to brutal and corrupt monarchies in the Arab world and autocrats in Asia and Latin America. More often than not, when a government represses its population, it uses equipment made in the USA. Americas selective outrage is not lost on the world. The U.S. government is neither an honest broker nor an avenger of the victims of injustice. It is the worlds ham-handed hegemon, with overriding geopolitical and economic interests that determine what it does in 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. Back in 1999, a new television quiz show called Who Wants to Be a Millionaire launched on television with Regis Philbin as the host. From the start, I liked that show, because it required some intelligence to participate, unlike so many shows on the air. I put it right up there with Jeopardy, the all-time great trivia knowledge show. In 2002, the show went into syndication, headed by Meredith Vieira, who hosted the show for 11 years. Her final show was in May of this year. I had read that Meredith was leaving, but I guess it didnt sink in. Then, right around Labor Day a couple of weeks ago, we (my wife and I) sat down to watch the DVR recording of the seasons first show, and some heavy-set guy wearing a Fedora (for you young folks, thats a kind of hat) yelled out who he was and this was his first show. Suddenly my comfort zone of watching this show was wiped away. First, I was always taught not to wear a hat indoors, that was the initial reaction. Second, I didnt catch the guys name at the beginning of the show, and had to wait until the credits to learn his name was Cedric the Entertainer. To me, he wasnt very entertaining. The smooth flow, the good-natured banter with the audience and the contestants, was gone. It was a forced humor, the kind that usually needs a laugh track. Even the contestants seemed a little stranger than usual. They also made one change the contestants relatives are now seated a couple of rows back but in direct line of the Wh o are y ou, and wh er e is Me re dith? Among Friends Jim Clark camera, so theyre on the screen almost all the time. I guess thats good for them, but when someone wins $25,000, they have to negotiate over other people to get a hug. One of the things Meredith said when she took the job originally was that there werent enough shows on TV where parents could sit down and watch with children without being embarrassed, and it was true. After seeing the first few shows with Cedric the Entertainer, Im not sure that philosophy is continuing. Meanwhile, Meredith, who turns 60 this December, will host a talk show starting next year. You might remember she was an original host of The View. Ill probably watch a little to see what its like, but talk shows like that arent exactly my thing. If they were, Id be watching one of my favorites, Katie Couric, every day. So I wish the best of luck to Meredith Vieira, and Ill probably still watch recordings of Millionaire, fast-forwarding through the chatter of Cedric. One word of advice to the new host, though: Lose the hat, please.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see RICHMAN, Page 11 STONE CREEKcontinued from Page 1 Above, some of the crowd vews the performance of The Beatles group at Stone Creek. At left, a drum set. Read the classifieds

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tear necessitating the whole suit being replaced. The key here is not to let my wife know that there is a small tear in my suit. The moment she discovers the slightest tear in one of my suits she begins her plan of having that suit replaced. For me, a tear is simply a tear. If it is in the rear of my suit jacket, I do not see it so it is no concern to me. If other people are inconvenienced by a small tear in the back of my suit coat, let them replace the suit. I can deal with all kinds of tear oddities about my suit. Not so in the case of my wife. Even a slightly worn spot on my suit coat, begins her thinking of replacing it. Believe me; I try to hide it as much as possible to keep it from the ever-piercing eyes of my wife who sees through everything, even things that are not there. Just recently, despite my attempts to conceal the issue, my wife spotted a small tear on my suit coat. It happened to be my favorite suit coat. I can recall exactly when and how the split occurred. I kept that information away from my wife as long as I possibly could; now I had to pay the piper. Early Monday morning we were off to the mens store to purchase another suit. The whole way there, I was thinking of all the other things I could be doing at this time. Being the gracious and humble husband I am, I yielded to the prompting of my wife and we were off to the mens store. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by a young man to which my wife said, Were here to buy a suit. I figured I better step in before the conversation got out of control. Were looking for a grey suit. I understand, said the young man as he thoughtfully pulled at his chin looking down the long row of suits. And what color grey are you looking for? Say what, I said. What color grey are you looking for? He repeated. As far as I was concerned, grey was grey and that was the color I was looking for. Nonetheless, I was in for a surprise. We have a variety of grey suits. There is a charcoal grey. Light grey. Dark grey. He went on and on about the variety of grey colors in his shop. If I heard correctly, according to him, there were at least 50 shades of grey. Believe me, there was not anything romantic about that! All I wanted was a grey suit. To me, grey is grey is grey. I do not want my suit to be a fashion statement. In fact, I want my suit to be silent and say nothing at all. We walked out of the mens store with a new suit and my wife had a wonderful smile on her face. I on the other hand, had a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach realizing just how much this grey suit cost me. I have a new appreciation for what the apostle Paul said. That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man (Ephesians 3:16 KJV). It is not the outside that really matters, but the inside of a man.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 18, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. 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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You can now feel more confident about making decisions, especially those that relate to an important personal relationship. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although you might be faced with a number of tasks on your to-do list, try to take time out to enjoy the arts. Music, especially, can be soothing to the sensitive soul of a Gemini. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A disagreement with a colleague or friend is best resolved with open and frank discussion. Trying to force the other party to see things your way is bound to backfire. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) That Leonine pride might be ruffled by a colleagues challenge to one of your pet ideas. But stop growling and listen. You could learn something that will work to your advantage. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Someone in authority might decide to select you as a candidate for a project that carries more responsibilities. Be prepared to show why youre the right choice for the job. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) That new workplace problem should be dealt with as soon as possible. Leaving it unresolved for too long could lead to an even more unsettling and time-consuming situation. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) You might have to do some fancy juggling to keep both your work responsibilities and personal obligations on track. But ultimately, youll work it all out, as you always do. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) You might hear some upsetting things about a situation in your life. But dont be swayed by talk. Demand proof before making any decisions on the matter. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Dont risk depleting those precious energy levels by taking on more tasks than you can realistically handle. Also, remember to ask for help when you need it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) It might be difficult for the Aquarian who is used to giving advice to take counsel when offered. But its a good idea to listen to what trusted friends feel you should know. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Things might be a little unsettled as you move through a period of reassessment. But once you get your priorities sorted out, you should be ready to tackle an important decision. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Read the classifieds PASTORcontinued from Page 3

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deputies of about $28,000 is lower than neighboring counties. Weve got to have good people, he added. He said that 86 percent of the fleet includes vehicles from 2008 or lower. He said 164 patrol cars have 100,000 miles on them and 88 have more than 150,000 miles. The deputy sheriffs are driving in dangerous vehicles. I have a safety issue. He said that he reduced two stations, put the commanders on shift work, and noted that commanders are picking up the slack by answering calls. He said that Fire Rescue had to wait 500 times last year for a deputy to show up on a scene before they could enter a dwelling. This occurs when the caller indicates there has been some sort of violence when calling for an ambulance. Rescue personnel cant enter without a deputy present. He spoke of adding a warrants division which has reduced the number of active warrants by 2,000. He said that if he had his way, he would remove juveniles from the jail and give custody back to the Department of Juvenile Justice. He also got rid of silent dispatch, where deputies had to read a screen in their cars to get information about a call. Citing a new state ban on texting while driving, he said he wanted the deputies to be able to keep their eyes on the road when answering a call. He was asked about privatizing the jail, but said that would be a disadvantage. He said Marion Countys jail shows that it takes $46.20 per day to house a prisoner, a lot cheaper than anywhere else in the state. He said it was important to keep the corrections officers under the sheriff. 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Jeff and Jody 000G3C9 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000FZQV Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000FTB2 SHERIFFcontinued from Page 1 Also featured are mares in foal to a strong group of sires including Archarcharch, Bellamy Road, Big Drama, Broken Vow, Into Mischief, Kantharos, Majestic Warrior, Quality Road, Regal Ransom, Scat Daddy, Sky Mesa, Spring At Last and Tiz Wonderful. Current information about OBS sales, consignors and graduates is now also available via social media sites Facebook and Twitter. A link on the homepage directs users to either site. Sales results are available on the OBS website, updated hourly during each session of the Fall Mixed Sale. In addition, the latest news regarding OBS graduates, sales schedules, nominations, credit requests, travel information and other news relevant to OBS consignors and customers is also available. E-mail should be addressed to obs@obssales.com. For more information regarding the Fall Mixed Sale or OBS website, please call (352) 237-2154. OBScontinued from Page 1 Iguess I am one of those old-fashioned guys still wearing a suit. I have been wearing a suit and tie for as long as I can remember, which really isnt saying a great deal. Not much I can remember these days, which is one of the advantages of growing older. When the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage grills me about some incident that did or did not happen, I can always rely on the good old faithful, I just cant remember! Well, she stammers as she stares at me, but dont let it happen again. My problem is I cannot remember what I am supposed to remember so how can I remember not to let it happen again? (Sigh.) So, my memory is not quite up to par in many areas. One area has to do with my suits. There is only one thing I do not like about my suits. I feel most comfortable in the suit and so I have several suits that I wear on a rotating basis. Naturally, they all look alike so nobody knows I am rotating my suits. The secret to rotating suits is to have an assortment of ties, but make sure those ties do not look alike. I have enough ties that I do not have to wear one for up to three months. Fifty shades of grey suits Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder I have a bright pink tie I wear twice a year and every time I wear it, several people ask me if I got a new necktie. I always smile and nod in the affirmative. Why spoil a good moment? The negative side of wearing suits is occasionally you have to replace them. There are all sorts of reasons why a suit needs to be replaced. One is that you grow out of it or it grows out of you. Either way the suit has to be replaced. Another reason is that something happened to the suit and there is some Please see PASTOR Page 4 Happenings 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. 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.Young at Heart programCollege Road Baptist Church is beginning the monthly luncheon programs of Young At Heart on Sept. 19. The guests, from First Baptist Church, are The Heaven Bound Singers. The joy and enthusiasm they bring to the Lord will inspire us all. Everyone is welcome, bring your friends and neighbors and a dish to share. The event is at noon at 5010 S.W. College Road. Friday, Sept. 20 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 Water Crisis summit scheduledAwake Marion, a coalition of progressive groups and concerned citizens, is sponsoring a Water Crisis Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Fort King Presbyterian Church, 13 N.E. 36th Ave., to mobilize concerned citizens into action, according to a news release from the group Join Rep. Clovis Watson, Jr., Guy Marwick, Darlene Weesner, Mike Sizemore, and Karen Chadwick in developing an agenda to protect and preserve our water and advance an action plan to make an impact and get the job done. Register at watercrisissummit.org or by calling 352680-0066. $15 fee includes morning refreshments and lunch. Final registration day is Friday.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.Monday, Sept. 23 40 & 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on State Road 200 at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderie and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information, call Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841. 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., 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, 352-291-6904.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. Sheltering Hands yard saleThe fourth annual Sheltering Hands yard sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2915 S.E. 11th St., Ocala. All proceeds benefit Sheltering Hands cat rescue, adoption and TNR programs. The group is accepting donations of clean usable items. Pickup available. For information, call 352-817-0663 or 352-812-5575.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.Humanism in the autumn of lifeAll of us know what it is to lose someone to debilitating illness or death, or to celebrate births, commitments and other life transitions. How do Humanists experience these events? How does their ethical perspective help them make choices? Join a group for this free panel discussion on Saturday, Sept. 28, at 2 p.m. at Master the Possibilities Adult Ed Center, 8415 S.W. 80th St. Phone is 352-861-9751 or e-mail humanistsncfl@gmail.com.KP Hole Park marks anniversaryFor the past 60 years, KP Hole Park has been the launch point of summertime memories for generations of Marion County residents and visitors. From tubing and swimming to snorkeling and boating, enjoying the pristine water and shores of the Rainbow River has started at the sundeck, swimming area or boat ramp of KP Hole Park. On Saturday, Sept. 28, Marion County Parks and Recreation is marking KP Holes 60th anniversary with a Diamond Jubilee celebration from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the park (9435 S.W. 190th Ave. Road, Dunnellon). Visitors will enjoy free admission to the park, free pizza, live entertainment, face-painting, giveaways and more while supplies last. To learn more about this event and KP Hole Park facilities, please contact Marion County Parks and Recreation at 352-671-8560 or email gina.peebles@marioncountyfl.org. For updates and event information straight to your newsfeed, like Parks and Recreation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MarionCountyParksandRec.

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By assuming that role, the U.S. government no matter whos president undermines the values we claim to uphold, such as freedom, justice, privacy, and peace. The invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan left hundreds of thousands dead, many more gravely wounded, and corrupt authoritarian governments in control of the social wreckage. The law of unintended consequences cannot be repealed, and the risk is no less with interventions that begin modestly, because no one can say what the other side which includes Iran and Russia will do. At home, a perpetual war footing drains our pockets, puts us at risk of retaliation, violates our privacy, and distorts our economy through the military-industrial complex. James Madison understood well: No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.Sheldon Richman is vice president and editor at The Future of Freedom Foundation in Fairfax, Va. (www.fff.org). RICHMANcontinued from Page 8 The year was 1960 and much was happening in the world at that time. However, the music world was going to change with the introduction of a rock band from Liverpool, England called the Beatles. This band consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They became, according to many, the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. They introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century. The Beatles utilized several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as Beatlemania. The Beatles rise to prominence in the United Sates began on Feb. 7, 1964 when they made their first tour to the United States coming to New York and arriving at the newly named JFK Airport on a Pan Am flight. According to Stone Creek resident, Pete DeSimone, he was working for Pan Am and was in hangar 16 when the Beatles plane arrived in 1964. He told me that the Beatles went through customs on the plane. Their limos were allowed to enter hangar 16 where he saw them. On Feb. 9, 1964, the Beatles made their first live U.S. television appearance. 73 million viewers, which was about two-fifths of the total American population, watched as the group performed on The Ed Sullivan Show. According to the Nielsen ratings, the show had the largest number of viewers that had been recorded for a U.S. television program up to that time. On Saturday evening, many Stone Creek residents relived the era of Beatlemania to a capacity crowd in the Reunion Center. Tables were set with From left are Deb Gray, Karen Snelson, Karen Stein, Cathie Brutcher, Donna Jones and Deb Beitel, members of the Social Committee who help plan the event. Stone Creek spends an evening remembering music of The Beatles Please see STONE CREEK, Page 5 Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi 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 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.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.

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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..6 Quail Meadow......7 VOLUME 7 NUMBER 25 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, September 18, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G2FW For more information, visit our website: dBhearingsolutions.com We accept discounts from all insurances! Call for details. Saturday appointments available. Ocala West David Seibert H.A.S. / 8 Years Ocala West Ocala West FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 352.237.4635 Ocala East Brian Townsend H.A.S. / Retired Navy / 21 Years Ocala East Ocala East CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. 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My grandmother lived to within a few months of her 102nd birthday, so my children and grandchildren also have great memories of her. I hope you were remembered on this day; if not, you might mention to the grandchildren that next year Grandparents Day is September 7th. Following are some excerpts taken from papers written by 8-year olds when asked to describe grandparents: A grandfather is a man grandmother. Grandparents dont have to do anything except be there when we come to see them. They are so old they shouldnt play hard or run. It is good if they drive us to the store and have lots of quarters for us. They dont say, Hurry up. Usually grandmothers are fat, but not too fat to QUAILcontinued from Page 7 tie your shoes. They wear glasses and funny underwear. When they read to us, they dont skip. They dont mind if we ask for the same story over again. They know we should have snack-time before bedtime and they say prayers with us every time, and kiss us even when weve acted bad. A 6 year old was asked where his grandma lived: Oh, he said, She lives at the airport, and when we want her we just go get her. Then when were done having her visit, we take her back to the airport. Arent grandkids and great-grandkids great? First Friday gathering at Quail Meadow. BY JIM CLARK EditorDo you like to read? Do you like to help children reach their potential? If so, Reading Pals wants you. Jan Hathaway, Reading Pals coordinator, spoke to the State Road 200 Coalition last week. Adults in the program read to kindergarten age children in the local public schools, helping the children in learning to have a more positive approach. Hathaway said for many of these children that its really scary coming to our school system not prepared for success. She said that some of the children dont know the alphabet and some dont even know their real name, noting that some children are called by nicknames at home and when a teacher in school calls them by their formal name, they dont know the teacher is talking to them. The said there were 330 children identified a needing a little extra help with their reading. She said after working with the Reading Pals, they excelled in growth beyond kindergarten classes. Volunteers work minimal time with the children, about 30 minutes a week. The children get new books regularly throughout the year. Thomas Lacinski, who said he is a physicist who has taught at the college level, gives his time to the program. I didnt realize how many children were from dysfunctional families. He said he seldom had contact with children this young before he started in the program. They need a little shove, he said of the children. Everything you do for them is brand new. He drew a laugh when he said that it was hard to tell that the children were disadvantaged. They dont even know how to lie yet. He added, Were giving these children a little push so they fit right in. To sign up to be a Reading Pal, call the United Way at 352-732-9696 or go to www.uwmc.org/volunteer. Volunteers provide kindergarteners with reading help BY JIM CLARK EditorSheriff Chris Blair took his case for an increased budget to the State Road 200 Coalition at that groups meeting on Monday, Sept. 9. Blair spoke of what he had uncovered when he took office earlier this year. He said that cuts were constantly being made and that it was affecting the quality of coverage provided to the citizens of Marion County. We are seriously hurting, he said. He said that based on the state average of the number of deputies per population, we are 170 behind how did that happen? In the new budget, which was to be heard Thursday, he asks for 20 deputies, 15 corrections officers and five assistants to be added. Blair said the starting salary for Sheriff says office needs more money PHOTO BY JIM CLARKZumba timeIt was Zumba time at the Paddock Mall Saturday at the Chamber and Economic Partnerships Buy Local business expo. The dance was taking place in front of the display of the Ranch Fitness Center from On Top of the World. Thats Jim Martin of the Ranch, who is also the president of the West Marion Business Association, at the left. The WMBA will hold its own expo at the Hilton on Sept. 28. Hospice Walk to end AlzheimersHospice of Marion Countys Lisa Varner, Mary Ellen Poe and Lila Ivey stand at the completion of a ForgetMe-Not flower garland that stretched around the Hospice administration building on Friday, Sept. 6. The ceremony kicked off Hospice of Marion Countys support for the Walk to End Alzheimers. Each of the 2,000 paper flowers represented a dollar donation with the donors name or dedicated to someone with Alzheimers. The next day, almost 50 walkers on the Hospice team completed the course at Tuscawilla Park. Please see SHERIFF, Page 3 .The catalog for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2013 Fall Mixed Sale is now available on the OBS website at obssales.com. The sites sortable master index will provide access to pedigree updates. The iPad version of the catalog is available via the equineline Sales Catalog App. The App allows users to download and view the catalog, record notes and also provides innovative search, sort and rating capability. For more information and downloads go to: http://www.equineline.com/SalesCatalogApp/ A total of 386 horses are cataloged for the two-day sale, scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 15th at 1:00 p.m. with hip numbers 1-174 selling in the Consignor Preferred session. Hip numbers 175 386 sell on Wednesday, Oct. 16th in the Open Session starting at 10:30 a.m. As always, the sale will be streamed live via the OBS website and also via the Blood-Horse and DRF websites. The sales 160 weanlings feature the progeny of a sire roster that includes City Zip, Colonel John, Discreet Cat, High Cotton, Kittens Joy, Leroidesanimaux (BRZ), Majesticperfection, Old Fashioned, Proud Citizen, Tale of Ekati, Two Step Salsa and Wildcat Heir. First crop sires represented include Cape Blanco (IRE), First Dude, General Quarters, Gone Astray and Paddy OPrado. The list of first crop stallions with in-foal mares in the sale includes Astrology, Creative Cause, and Hansen. OBS catalog available Please see OBS Page 3