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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........4 Quail Meadow......6 Classifieds........10 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 28 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013 HappeningsPage 3 PuzzlesPage 912Wednesday, October 2, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange 60 Bronze $ 89 95 72 Gold $ 99 95 84 Platinum $ 109 95 (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) exchange exchange exchange & UP 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! Gi rl s We ek en d Girls Weekend Abitare Paris Salon Alpaca Magic Citrus County Jazzercise Citrus Pest Management Clementine s Boutique Complete Family Dentistry Connollys Sod & Nursery Connors Gifts Cotton Club Crystal Automotive Group Electric Ends Hair Studio Everyone s Massage Frame Design Genesis Womens Center Geor gieos Hair Design Goldiggers & Gunslingers Health & Wellcare Services Himalayan Salt Room Ideal Health Inverness Health & Wellness Jewelry by Ms. Nettee Juice Plus Karma Upscale Resale La Te Da Boutique Ledger Dentistry Lillian Smith Mary Kay M Hair Studio & the Spa at M Mamas Kuntry Kafe The Little Glass Shack Mes Mer Eyes New Concepts Hair Salon New Empire E-Cigs Nick Nicholas Ford Off the Cuff Origami Owl Amber Park Avenue Salon Playtime PinUp Photography Scentsy Silipada Designs Specialty Gems Suncoast Dermatology The Garden Shed The New Image Med Spa Thirty-one Gifts Timber Lane Chiropractic Tinas Hair Salon Tobacco Prevention Fl Health Touch of Glass by Susan Unique Lingerie Vault Jeans Vernon Martin Salon Virgilio Insurance Whalen Jewelers Zen Zone Massage Visit these vendors during the show. C all 800-63 2-62 62 to reserve your room & tickets www.PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com www.chronicle-online.com/divanight October 12, 6 9 PM 1 Night Stay & 2 General Admission Diva Tickets $ 1 38 *Limited Availability. Taxes not included. 000G0AE 9301 Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL *Fo r tickets only go to th e Chronicle site listed below 000G6H4 The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and AAA are partnering to reduce distracted driving on Floridas roadways by educating the public about the new Florida law banning texting while driving. Beginning Oct. 1, the Florida ban on Texting While Driving Law went into effect, which will help promote safe driving and address critical issues related to distracted driving in the state of Florida. The provisions of the law state that a person may not operate a motor vehicle in motion while manually typing into a wireless communications device known as texting, emailing and instant messaging (non-voice). AAA applauds Florida for taking steps to save lives, said Amy Stracke, managing director, AAA Traffic Safety Advocacy, The Auto Club Group. Too many needless deaths are occurring because of vehicle crashes caused by distracted driving. To help educate motorists, events are planned and information is being shared across the state during the month of October. This includes participation at high school assemblies, radio public service announcements, collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, and a variety of print messaging and electronic notices along Florida highways and turnpikes. Organizations interested in helping promote the new law can visit their local AAA office for information. Sending or receiving a text takes a drivers eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving, at 55 mph, the length of an entire football field, blind. With more than 6 billion text messages sent each day in the United States, it is important to remind drivers to Put It Down. FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad said, Distracted driving is a serious danger on our roadways. Were reminding drivers to be responsible and not text while driving. Safety Tips: Put the cell phone away or silence it while driving so you are not tempted to respond while in motion. Designate a non-driving texter to respond for you. The Put It Down campaign is part of a comprehensive approach that includes law enforcement and education. Dont text and drive: New law in effect PHOTO BY JIM CLARKAll About Cats and DogsLiza and Bill Jones of All About Cats and Dogs were some of the participants in the West Marion Business Associations Expo at the Ocala Hilton on Sept. 28. In a unanimous vote during their Sept. 26 public hearing, Marion County commissioners adopted the countywide budget and a millage rate of 3.90 mills for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. A millage rate of 3.90 equates to $3.90 for each $1,000 of taxable property value, or $261 for a home assessed at the average taxable value of $67,000. The adopted millage rate is 0.01, or one one-hundredth of a mill, higher than the fiscal year 2012-2013 millage rate of 3.89. This is due to a required increase in a debt service levy used to pay bonded debt issued for the purchase of parks and environmentally-sensitive land through the voter-approved 1988 Pennies for Parks referendum. All other non-countywide millage rates will remain at their current levels for fiscal year 2013-14, with the exception of the MSTU for law enforcement. With no further reserves available to offset the continued decline in taxable property value, the board approved a 0.40 mill increase in the millage rate for that MSTU with a 3-2 vote (commissioners Carl Zalak III and Stan McClain dissenting). This enables the Marion County Sheriffs Office patrol and criminal investigation division to remain funded for fiscal year 2013-14 at the same level as in fiscal year 2012-13. The adopted millage rate of 3.21 for the MSTU for law enforcement equates to $3.21 for each $1,000 of taxable property value, or $215 for a home assessed at the average taxable value of $67,000. The MSTU is applied to properties in the unincorporated areas of the county that receive sheriff patrol services. During the last six years, Marion County has experienced a 38 percent decline in the countywide taxable property value, a decrease of approximately $8.5 billion. Budget reductions from Marion Countys departments and constitutional offices over those years have resulted in a property tax savings of $29.4 million for fiscal year 2013-14 compared to fiscal year 2007-08. County adopts budget, sets new millage rate Quail Meadow luncheonJoanne Lussier was the Princess of the Day at Mojo's for the September Ladies Luncheon. She was honored because this was her first meeting. More photos, column on Pages 6-7. The Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School will present Latt and Laughter on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Latt and Laughter features improvisational and sketch comedy performed by students in the Marion County Center for the Arts Acting Program. Audience members will sit on stage with the performers in a coffee house atmosphere, enjoying delicious desserts and beverages during the show. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased online at: www.seatyourself.biz/wphs. The West Port High School Performing Arts Center is located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. West Port High School is the home of The Marion County Center for the Arts (MCCA), a magnet program for gifted and talented students in the performing and visual arts. Students can elect a major course of study in visual art, dance, music, and theatre, while taking rigorous academic classes. For more information on the program, contact Laurie Reeder, MCCA Coordinator at 291-4000. Coffee, tea and comedy at West Port presented by Center for the Arts The Williston Rotary Club will sponsor a 5K run and a one mile fun run/walk Saturday, Oct. 5 beginning at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $30 but T-shirts are not guaranteed since the early registration deadline has passed.. Proceeds from the run will benefit Rotary Internationals Purple Pinkie Program and local educational programs. To register, visit active.com. Head up the road to Williston for 5K run, mile fun run/walk Friday, Oct. 11 Tr afficki ng group sets golf eventBreaking Out is a privately funded Human Trafficking Prevention organization that goes beyond awareness and assisting victims. Breaking Out is a rescue and recovery group that proactively works worldwide to rescue victims from slavery and return them home. Breaking Out will be hosting a 4-man scramble golf tournament, with a variety of prizes, contests and competition for golfer of all levels, on Oct. 11 at Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. We wanted this annual event to be special, comments James Barnes, Breaking Outs Founder, Each dollar raised will go to supporting operations that have a direct effect on the freedom and well-being of victims of human trafficking, states Kim Stinsman, vice president. Traffickers are able to commit these heinous crimes because people turn a blind eye to human trafficking. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to turn concern into action, and support their community. For more information, visit www.breakingoutcorp.org or call 352866-224-2888.Saturday, Oct. 12 Blessing o f th e animalsThe eighth annual blessing of the animals will take place at Joy Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Memorial Garden. Pastor Ed Holloway will conduct the service. The public is welcome to bring their dogs, cats, horses, sheep, birds, and etc. to receive the blessing. Owners must be able to control their pets. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-854-4509 ext 221.Ba rbe cue di nner and car showCorvette Club of Marion County and the Ocala Elks Lodge will hold an Old Fashioned Chicken and Pork Barbecue Dinner sale and benefit car show on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ocala Elks Lodge 286 and the Corvette Club of Marion County have joined to raise funds for the various charities:

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 2, 2013 11 000G8NW Julies Unique Julies Unique Hair Salon Hair Salon 8530 SW 103rd St. Rd., Ocala, FL 34481 (352) 854-8444 Update You 2 for 1 Haircut Candice or Carolyn SPECIAL Feel Unique New Clients Bring A Friend 2Wednesday, October 2, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G7JH 11311 SW 95th Circle (Behind Soapys Carwash) LOOK for the BIG PINK FLAGS (Across from Wal-Mart) Stop by for lunch and see why we have been VOTED the BEST 2 Years in a Row Join Us In The Fight Against Breast Cancer VOTED THE BEST Assisted Living Community Call for more information 352-861-2088 Quiet Oaks Assisted Living Facility Ken Halderman (352) 237-4488 10641 SW 80th Ave., Ocala ASK ABOUT NO MONEY DOWN VA OR FHA FINANCING 000G6BU Homes are selling! Now is the time to list! 2/2/2 HOME ON A CORNER LOT, beautiful tiled floors and house is a showroom. 9/14 lanai overlooking a landscaped yard. Newer roof and air, appliances are included. Inside laundry room, updated kitchen and bathrooms, large garage very warm inside colors. Irrigation system. Located in a gated 55+ community. Very active community solar heated pool for residents. MLS 386807. $69,000 2/2/1 FRAME AND VINYL HOME, tile in kitchen, baths, dining and living rooms, new carpet in bedrooms U pgraded bathrooms, new appliances H ome has been completely remodeled, with new windows, new siding and front door N ew roof, termite bond, landscaped very energy efficient L ocated in a gated 55+ community, P alm C ay has a solar heated pool and a large clubhouse for your enjoyment MLS #390468. $69,000 3/2/2 HOME SPINOSA MODEL. H ome features a split bedroom plan carpet and tile in home. K itchen has been remodeled with new counters and floor. V ery large home with a lot of storage, inside laundry with pantry. H ome is located in a gated 55+ community with the backyard facing O ak R un. P alm C ay has a solar heated pool for your enjoyment. MLS #383634 $74,500 2/2/1 FRAME AND VINYL HOME, has new vinyl and carpet on floors, indoor laundry room and Florida room under heat and air, fenced-in backyard, very private backing up to a green way, home has newer roof and air, located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture may be included. MLS #392473. $69,000 2/2/2 FRAME HOME with vinyl siding, newer roof and air, this is a royal model with a large kitchen with Corian countertop and a bar to eat at. Formal dining room, indoor laundry 9/14 glass enclosed lanai and 12/19 enclosed screen room. Tile and carpet. All new windows, upgraded baths, located in a gated 55+ community irrigation system additional storage in laundry room. MLS #396635. $85,000 2/2/2 HOME with carpet and tile on floors. A 14\9 lanai to enjoy your private backyard, all appliances are included. Perfectly located in this gated 55+ community across Blvd. is the clubhouse. Solar heated pool and many activi ties for the residents, R/V parking for residents. Land scaped and has garage door opener, great price for this home. New roof and new air. MLS #368855 $64,500 2/2/1 HOME large great room opens to kitchen, dining and living room completely remolded oak cabinets in kitchen and both bathrooms. Beautifully counter tops Florida room 20/9 with heat and air, inside laundry new appliances, newer roof and air, tile on floors located in a guarded 55+ community, your retirement home awaits. 1220 sq ft living space. MLS #383919. $68,000 2/2/1.5 SABLE MODEL, featured split bedroom plan with vaulted ceilings. burning fireplace in living room, carpet and vinyl, inside laundry, new roof in nicely landscaped with palm trees, located in a gated 55+ community. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, RV parking for residents. Many activities for your enjoyment. MLS #370907 $68,000 2/1/1 HOME with a new roof and upgraded kitchen with new appliances, bath room has been remolded. Glass enclosed 9/12 room on back of house Landscaped lot. Furniture goes with house including a 55 in flat screen TV and a 42 in flat screen TV. Leather recliners and couch. 5 year termite control, lawn mower and equipment. Located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #394184 $55,000 PENDING 2/2/2 HOME in move-in condition, carpet and tile, inside laundry, newer roof and air, Florida room under heat and air, 20/28 screen enclosed patio for your insect free outdoor dining area. Home is landscaped and has an irrigation system. House backs up to Oak Run, located in a gated 55+ community, Palm Cay, and has a solar heated pool. R V storage for residents. Many activities at clubhouse. MLS #395063. $82,000. Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com 7 DA YS A WE EK FOURSOME SPECIAL Val id After 9AM All inclusive: 18 holes of golf, golf carts & hotdog lunch special. $ 80 00 +tax EXPIRES 10/31/13 WMM SMC 000G7IK Not valid with any other offer Must have 4 players. 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 ONE L ARGE CHEESE PIZZ A $6.99 ONE L ARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDA YS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 10/11/13 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000G47I TUESDA YS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 10/11/13 VALID IN OCALA ONL Y 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHE TTI & MEATBALL S SPAGHE TTI & MEATBALL S WEDNESDA YS & SATURDA YS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 10/11/13 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN P ARMIGIANA VEAL P ARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL P ARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday THE UNIQUE BOUTIQUE Designer Consignment R eSale 8720 SW Hwy. 200, Suite 3, Ocala, FL 34481, Dillen Plaza 352.237.3125 Womens, Mens, Juniors, & Junior Mens Clothing, Belts, Accessories, Handbags, Shoes and Knickknacks UniqueBoutiqueOcala.com 000G5XW The Unique Boutique of Ocala Like us on Facebook Mon.-Sat. 9-5 $5 OFF Any purchase of $25 or more. 000FYR5 The T ruesdell Professional Building 200 N.W 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 K ELLEA N K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM A ttorne y & Counselor at La w (352) 873-4141 or K elleanTruesdell.com My Flor ida Estate Planning W orkshop is a vailable an y da y at any hour Wills, Living T rusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death T ax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 000G6CN Wedding Cakes Various Desserts Cuban Sandwiches R oast Pork or T urke y W e cater for special events, design cakes of all kinds and deliver 35 2.854. 00 30 6 160 SW SR 200, Ocala, FL 3447 4 NOW IN J ASMINE PLAZA Mon.-F ri. 7am-6pm, Sat. 7am-5pm 000G7IE OAS IS REST AURANT OAS IS REST AURANT 765 1 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, FL 34476 237-4598 Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm Come Check Out Our Daily Specials HA VE YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US! 237-4598 We lc om e Ba ck We lcome Ba ck S no wb irds Sn owbi rd s! Ta st e Th e Be st Taste The Best Tast e The Best WEST MARION 71 1186 Market Street 4414 SW College Rd., Ocala Across From Barnes & Noble Mon.-Sat. 10-7 Sun. 12-5 20% OFF 1 ITEM EXP. 10/31/13 000G440 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 000G6GU Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, Rector Services: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Church 000FYNA Puzzzle answers their motives, the result if they are successful is the same; the loss of freedom and the inability to control your life and destiny. Although its difficult to believe that anyone could be opposed to liberty, both history and current events clearly demonstrate that those who want to destroy The American Dream exist and are determined to subvert your freedom. The ever present threat to The American Dream is people who believe the government should control you, dictate how you live, and determine what is permitted. Bryan is the author of Dare to Live Without Limits. Contact Bryan at Bryan@columnist.com or visit www.DareToLiveWithoutLimits.com GOLDENcontinued from Page 8 The Ladies' Lunch Bunch thoroughly enjoyed their meal at Carmine's on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Seated around the table starting top left: Joan Stevenson, Priscilla Barnett Geissal, Becky Weller, Judy Tyler, Jackie Oliver, Esther Blank, Carol Meissner, Ann Long, Linda Urbanowicz, Marsha MacGregor, Loretta Zang, Carol Shaw. Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Saturday night, Sept. 21, saw the Social Activities Committee hosting the regular Pot Luck Dinner. As usual, it was a success with lots of delicious food and the chance to visit with a number of our snowbirds who are returning to their Florida homes. Fairfields happenings Tuesday, Sept. 24, a group of ladies know as the Lunch Bunch met for a delicious meal at Carmines Italian Restaurant on Highway 200. Linda Urbanowicz has been the current coordinator for the group and everyone wishes to thank her for her choosing such nice places for the group to meet and enjoy a lovely lunch together. Linda told the group that she looked ahead at the calendar of events for the next couple of months and sees a number of conflicts with many of the regulars. Therefore, the group will not meet for the next couple of months but will resume as soon as possible. Everyone was glad to hear that because the outing is very popular. The annual spaghetti dinner hosted by the SAC will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 5 p.m. Ann Bruno has agreed to make her highly acclaimed sauce for the occasion and it will also be offered for sale the night of the event. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from Toni Belcher. Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 3

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 2, 2013 3 10 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 DRIVE ME TO MY DOCTOR 352-327-7420 Credit card pre-pay PICK-UPs & DROP-OFFs www.drivemetomy doctor.com Help for Seniors 352-237-4377. No long term contracts. Licensed and insured agency. www.actikare.com. AIRPORT MINIBUS Svc. Private transport to TAMP AAIRPORT. Pre-p ay by Credit Card. Licensed & insured. 352-327-7420 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 How To Make Your Car Disappear...Simply advertise in the Classifieds and get results quickly!www.westmarionmessenger.com TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BRAND NEW Queen Size Pillow Top MATTRESS SET $150. (352)484-4772 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 LET US WORK FOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! 000FY21 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 With 10% OFF Repairs Expires 10/31/2013 000G21T PRESSURE WASHING S E N I O R S D I S C O U N T SSeniorS PRESSURE WASHING Fair Prices Biodegradable Cleaner Houses Driveways Pool Decks/Screens Mobiles Serving Southwest Ocala Larry or Joshua 352-445-3360 SPRINKLERS ACCURATE SPRINKLERS (352) 445-1403 Licensed #10719 & Insured C HECK -U P Complete check-up of entire sprinkler system! $ 30 000FE2P 000FE2P 000G19V COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30 years experience. PC Repairs/Upgrades Virus Removal Router/Network Setup New PC Installs Se habla espaol Tech Solutions of Ocala 207-4435 david@techsolutionsofocala.com 000G6JO HAND YMAN Weekend Warrior Let Me Do All Your Chores Home Maintenance/ Repair Lawn & Y ard Pressure W ashing Painting, Etc. V ery Dependable, Competent & Affordable Excellent, Local References. Reclaim Your Fr ee Time! Contact W ayne Green at 352-875-6106 Lanai Enclosures Glass Window Replacement Acrylic Windows Screen Room000G2SZ WINDOW INSTALL 352-587-2735CERTIFIED RESIDENTIAL CONTRACTOR license # 1330701 000G4K3 AIR CONDITIONING 352-208-4641 Locally Owned & Operated License # CAC1816140 WILSON AIR SERVICE Tune Up Special We Service All Brands Repairs Replacement Free Second Opinions 24-HR. Service $ 29 95 711185 DIALAPRO For Your Professional Needs For Your Professional Needs WEST MARION Messenger WEST MARION Messenger Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax All repairs done on premises. 000G7KJ www.jandjjewelersocala.com 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds Reopened With New Selection Reopened With New Selection Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE A VE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing A vailable For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos A vailable 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) 000G7L4 SAVE THOUSANDS National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. 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... RESERV ATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000G7IW $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Carrabbas 2370 SW College Rd Mon., Oct. 7, 11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 14, 11:00 AM Panera Bread 2370 SW College Rd Mon., Oct. 7, 3:00 PM Mon., Oct. 14, 3:00 PM Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd Tues., Oct. 8, 4:00 PM Stone Creek Grill 9676 SW 62nd Loop Thur., Oct. 10, 9:00 AM Thur., Oct. 17, 1 1:00 AM Reds Restaurant 8411 N SR 200 Thur., Oct 10, 10:00 AM Mimis 4414 SW College Rd. Fri., Oct. 11 11:00 AM Codys Roadhouse 2505 SW College Rd. Tue., Oct. 15, 10:30 AM Golden Corral 211 1 SW College Rd. Tue., Oct 15, 3:00 PM Pavarottis 8075 SW Hwy 200 Fri., Oct 18, 10:00 AM Thursday evening, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., there will be a movie showing in the Media Room. The movie is Doubt and stars Meryl Streep. This movie is highly acclaimed and is sure to be enjoyed by everyone. Special thanks to Linda Urbanowicz for coordinating this event also. The Library Committee continues to work to promote and encourage the exceptional library in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Special authors are highlighted regularly and displays of interest to many readers give more information about those authors. There will also be a special Wine and Cheese Social coming up around the first of November. More information about that will be forthcoming to Fairfield Village neighbors who are part of this community known as a lively place filled with lovely people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 2 Friday, Oct. 4 Indoor church yard saleThe Women of the Rainbow Springs Village Church are having a public indoor yard sale on Friday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church. All proceeds of the yard sale will fund the Womens International Ministry Project of building relationships and counseling women in Eastern Europe. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, (just south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. Highway 41). For more information, contact Carole Garceau at 489-6116.Saturday, Oct. 5 Palm Cay Craft FairPalm Cay will have its Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse and it is open to the public. Mark your calendars so that you will not miss the beautiful handmade things that will be for sale along with a raffle for a beautiful quilt. Our kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for you to purchase a hot dog lunch. Knights planning golf tournamentThe Knights of Columbus, Council 9649, is having its Annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Saturday, Oct. 5 (rain delay date is Saturday, Oct. 12). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. Door prizes and a chance to win Hole-in-One prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or 2 airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 21 at 352-5023093 for details and registration form. Fresh Air Fitness at Circle Square Introducing Fresh Air Fitness, a new concept in exercise that gets you moving and grooving in the great outdoors. This inaugural event for the Fresh Air Fitness program offers three distinct activities. Beginning at 8 a.m., bring family and friends and wake up with a 1-mile to 2-mile wellness walk around Circle Square Commons. Then, at 9 a.m., discover breath and balance as you participate in a relaxing Tai Chi session. The event concludes with an energetic Zumba Bash. Engage in one activity or enjoy them all! Take adHappenings Please see HAPPENIN GS, Page 5 Friday, Oct. 11 Health Care at Friday ForumTo help separate fact from fiction and propaganda from actual legal requirements of the Health Care Act, the Friday Forum of Marion County will present a panel of informed citizens who will help clarify the issues confronting individuals and businesses and provide information about mandates, subsidies and insurance exchanges when the speaker/luncheon group next meets at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Buffet City, State Road 200 and MLK Jr. Blvd in Ocala. Speakers will include Joseph Flynn, a retired insurance executive from Connecticut and founder of Physician Plans, Inc. who now consults from his retirement home in The Villages; Dr. Humeraa Qamar, a pediatrician practicing in Ocala; and Mike Sizemore, retired railroad executive and well known Marion County community activist. The moderator will be Dr. Joyce Blake, a retired educator who now is Marion Countys State Committeewoman for the Florida Democratic Party The Friday Forum, which meets on the second Friday of each month, seeks to present civil discussions of the challenges confronting our community. It is open to all who wish to help build a pathway to a stronger, more informed community devoted to the common good. For more information please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert (352-873-9970) or Jan Lentz (352-425-6219). RSVPs are appreciated although not required. Please note that Buffet City requests that payment be made as you enter. The $10 charge payable directly to the restaurant includes as many visits as you want to the buffet, a drink, tax and tip. M ore on Page 12 Stand up to breast cancerOcala Health announces the launch of its third annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign in conjunction with Advanced Imaging Centers. The initiative is designed to raise local awareness of breast cancer, a disease responsible for more than 40,000 deaths annually, as well as to promote the importance of early detection. Ocala Health provides the public a means to participate in spreading the word about breast cancer screenings. The Standing Up to Breast Cancer pink lawn flamingos are available for a purchase price of $12. Supporters are encouraged to be creative with their flamingo and join the online community to share their story on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/Ocal aHealth). All funds raised from this years initiative will be donated to Michelle-O-Gram, a local organization which gives many women the opportunity to have a screening mammogram.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 2, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G6OC 000G69M FAX SERVICE NOTARY We Now Sell Safes 000G5T4 B egins M on., O ct 7, at 12:45 PM LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE Have fun, make new friends while enjoying a healthy activity that includes good exercise both physical & mental, in a clean environment The first lesson is free! Dance is at Stanfield Hall Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 SW 105th St. Whit Brown professional caller/instruction Call Norm Barnes 873-1734 or Tom Warren 237-6416 OCALA TWIRLERS NEW DANCERS, CLASS ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries charm helps persuade others to listen to your proposal. But its still a long way from acceptance, unless you can stand up to the tough questions that are set to follow. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Plan to share a weekend getaway from all the pressures of your hectic workaday world with a very special someone. You could be pleasantly surprised at what develops. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your keen insight once again helps you handle a challenging situation with a clearer perception of what its really all about. What you learn helps you make a difficult decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you want to steer clear of getting involved in a new family dispute, say so. Your stand might cause hurt feelings for some, but overall, youll be respected for your honesty. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Expect recognition for your efforts in getting a project into operation. Besides the more practical rewards, your Lions heart will be warmed by the admiration of your colleagues. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Set aside time to rid yourself of clutter that might well be drawing down your creative energies. Consider asking someone to help you decide what stays and what goes. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A colleague could make a request that might place you in an awkward position with co-workers. Best advice: Share your concerns with an associate you can trust. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your energy levels are way up, allowing you to take on the added challenge of a task youve been hoping to secure. Expect this move to lead to an important opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your continuing sense of confidence in what youve set out to do gives encouragement to others. Expect to see more people asking to add their efforts to yours. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might think it would be best to reject a suggestion others insist would be unworkable. But you might be surprised by what you find if you give it a chance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Changing a decision might disappoint some, but the important thing is that you be honest with yourself. Dont go ahead with anything you have doubts about. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) There could be some fallout from an emotional confrontation that you really should deal with before moving on. Best to start fresh with a clean, clear slate. Am I getting old or his time passing faster than it used to? It seems I just settle down to do something and before I know it, it is over. Back in the day, a minute had 60 seconds. An hour had 60 minutes. A day had 24 hours. Oh, for those good old days. I am not exactly sure how many seconds a minute has or how many minutes an hour has because he goes by so fast I cannot keep track. Technology has taken over and I for one object. For example, I like looking at my wristwatch and seeing the second hand slowly tick around Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder How fast the shades of summer have faded the dial. Now, we have cell phones with a digital clock. Unlike these digital clocks, all they tell me is what time it is right now. I like to look at a wristwatch and get a whole view of time: past, present and future. I know that a week does not have seven days anymore. I set out on Monday with high hopes of getting something accomplished during the week and by the time I clear my throat, it is Friday afternoon. Where did all that time go? Years ago, the Beatles had a song called Eight Days a Week. Nowadays it is more like three days a week: yesterday, today and tomorrow! Today is tomorrows yesterday and I am not exactly sure how to keep up anymore. By the time I get to tomorrow, I forgot what I was supposed to do today. Then, when I get to today, I cannot remember what I did yesterday. I used to plan a whole week of activity, now that luxury is yesterdays news, or is it tomorrows headlines? I like summer, which may explain why it goes so fast. Maybe I should take a chapter from Murphys Law and say I do not like summer, then it would drag by a without end in sight. Interestingly, the thing I like to do the most goes by so quickly, that which I hate doing drags on for centuries. Which has me thinking maybe I should not voice what I like or do not like? One thing I like about summer, when I can catch my breath and enjoy it, is the fact that it is made up of those lazy, hazy days I enjoy so much. Not having a schedule, not having a deadline, not having anybody telling me what I should or should not do. Ah, those crazy, lazy days of summer. The fact that I did not get much done during the summer is no big deal. If anybody asked me if I got anything accomplished, I just said, Hey, its summer. Relax. I will get to it eventually. Well, eventually has caught up with me and it is called winter. The difference between summer and winter is that during the summer, you can get away with doing nothing but in the winter, there is nothing you can get away with. During the summer my wife will ask me if I have done such and such and I respond by saying, Its summer, Ill get to it. I got plenty of time. During the winter, my wife will remind me of all the things I was supposed to do during the summer and that now I have to do because winter is a coming. Summer is hazy and lazy, while winter is Hurry up and get it done. More is expected from a person during the winter months that during the summer. I object very strenuously to this kind of attitude. Of course, this attitude comes from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She has the idea that winter, or at least the beginning of winter, is the time to clean up everything. By everything, she is including the garage. Now that summer is over and the lawn does not need to be mowed anymore, I can, according to her logic, transpose that energy into cleaning up things. Then she will confront me with a favorite saying of hers, Cleanliness is next to godliness. One of these days, when I get up the courage, I am going to ask her to show me where that verse is in the Bible. I kind of think a person can be too clean, like squeaky clean. You know how squeaky gets on peoples nerves, especially mine. My favorite saying is, Laziness is next to everything. Perhaps that is why I like summer so much. There are shades of laziness that can only be exploited in the good old summertime. Some people, like the one who shares a residence with me, things that laziness is a very negative thing. This person honestly believes that if she is not doing something all the time she is lazy. Something good can be said about being lazy. You get to savor a moment of non-activity. The thing I like so much about summer is the activity you do do is only the activity that you want to do like sitting on the back porch, drinking a glass of lemonade, which is what summer is all about. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, understood this concept very well. He says, To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven, (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV). Time goes by so quickly that a person hardly has enough time to really appreciate the time that they have.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.

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State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion No warning sirens here Many people who have moved to the western Marion County area have come from other parts of the U.S. that are very familiar with tornadoes. They know that when a tornado, or possibility of one, is approaching, the safest place is an interior room. Actually, the safest place is a bunker or a basement, but this is Florida and we dont normally see those here. Last Tuesday evenings tornado warning accompanied a series of strong storms associated with a front that was passing through the area. It had rained most of the day, but suddenly things got severe. Western Marion County was one of the areas under a warning. The winds were strong enough to knock over the box in front of the Citizen office in Kingsland Plaza. One TV channel reported that in some areas, rain was falling at a rate of 5 inches per hour (thats the rate, not the actual rainfall). But unless you were watching locally-based television, or you have a weather radio, you probably didnt know anything about it. That brings up the question: Why dont we have tornado sirens? Florida averages 52 tornadoes a year, second in the U.S.. Only Texas, with 137, has more. The tornadoes, however, are usually small, as the state averages two deaths per year. Many other states have tornado sirens. They go off when a possible tornado is sighted in the area. They warn people to take shelter immediately. In the aftermath of some of the big storms, even recently in Oklahoma, you heard people say that they heard the sirens and reached safety. Some of us remember civil defense sirens in the 1950s, ready to be used as warnings of an attack during the cold war. Many communities had drills, and some may remember being taught to get under their desks in school, a move we now know was ridiculous in light of the damage a nuclear weapon can cause. This warning plan needs to be revisited, because a storm is ready to strike. As Floridas population grows with the influx of people from other parts of the nation, we realize that those people could grow complacent when they dont hear a warning. So a word of advice: When you see a storm approaching, turn to your weather or local station and find out whats going on. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY BRYAN GOLDEN Special to the MessengerThe American Dream is freedom. Freedom from oppression, tyranny, and subjugation. Freedom from dictatorial individuals and government. Freedom to control your destiny. Freedom to benefit from your hard work and creativity. Freedom to succeed or fail. Freedom to determine your level of prosperity. The American Dream was established on the principle that, for the first time in human history, a country was established with a government designed to be a servant of the people. The American Dream is one of self-sufficiency, not government dependence and control. The American Dream cultivates the limitless power of the individual to build, create, discover, invent, and innovate. The American Dream is the pioneer spirit that motivates people to succeed against all odds in order to do what has never been done before. Prior to Americas founding, countries around the world had been so oppressed by totalitarian regimes that individual freedom was an unknown concept. Ones position in life was determined by those in power. There was no hope of a better existence. An individual had no control over his destiny no matter how hard he worked. The position someone was born into was where they remained for life. The American Dream recognized the equality of each person as being an inalienable right. It didnt matter who you were or where you started, you could go anywhere. The American Dream is simple. It puts the destiny of every individual into their own hands. Each person is free to benefit directly from their efforts. The American Dream taps into the essence of human nature; when people have the freedom to determine their own destiny, productivity flourishes. The American Dream unleashed the power of the individual as never before. In less than 200 years from our founding, America had surpassed all other nations in wealth, production, and innovation. Americans have created and maintained the highest standard of living ever known. The American Dream attracts people from every other country because of its unparalleled liberty. The American Dream is one of equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. The regimes people escaped from all proved that the only outcome that can be guaranteed is the equal distribution of misery. Every American benefits from The American Dream. Success has a positive impact on all. It creates a vibrant, growing society filled with opportunity. People are willing to work hard when they are free to benefit from their efforts and able to retain the fruits of their labor. Nothing is better than The American Dream where each individual has the right and freedom to determine their own life. What is the alternative? Is it being told what you can and cannot do? Is it having some person or government deciding what is fair for you to have? There are those who dont like The American Dream. The reasons are many: greed, power, control, or the destruction of our country. Regardless of Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. When I was a kid, and I wanted to make a telephone call, I would pick up the receiver and immediately hear a voice say, Number please. She (it was always a she) took the number and made the call for you. Then eventually we progressed to a phone with a circular dial on it, and you could dial the number directly without speaking to anyone. I do know that New Jersey, where I lived, was the first location to be assigned an area code. Area codes, and subsequently dialing 1, virtually eliminated the operator. But you could still call an operator by dialing 0 or, eventually, pushing the 0 button on what we called push-button phones. Last week, I was trying to call a business phone that started with a toll-free area code of 888. I kept getting two results: Either it would ring forever, or it would ring once and I would get that awful tone and a message that All circuits are busy. To me, this made no sense. Finally, I reverted to my old days and pushed 0 to get an operator. I then got a lesson on how things had changed. I immediately got a recorded voice telling me to press 1 to make a call or some other thing, or press 2 for the business office and things like that. So I pressed 1. Then I got one of my least favorite messages, press 1 for English, and a voice speaking in Spanish where I picked up the words espanol and dos, which from my old high school classes I knew meant Spanish and two. So I pressed 1 and then got another message to press 1 for this and that, and press 2 for something else, etc. I cant remember what I pressed, but I got another menu. At some point I had a choice to troubleshoot my problem auNumber, please? Not on these phones Among Friends Jim Clark tomatically, but I bypassed that and eventually was told to push 0. When a woman answered, I have to admit I was a little perturbed and said, Are you human? She said she was, so I told her my original problem. She immediately said, Oh, I have to give you another number to call. And so it started all over again. Finally, I got a human, and she said she would try the number for me. She couldnt get through, either, so I asked her if she would check the line. She said no, she couldnt do that, and I should call repair and tell them the problem. Remember, all this started because I simply pushed 0 and wanted to talk to an operator. At that point, I just gave up, and by the next morning the problem resolved itself. This, though, is an example of how automated our lives have become. The personal touch is long gone, especially at major firms like the phone company. In an old movie, The Bells of St. Marys, Bing Crosby played a priest named Father OMalley. He used to tell people jokingly when they were in trouble to dial 0 for OMalley. If they dialed 0 today, it would be a miracle if they got Father OMalley. Its almost a miracle when they get to talk to an operator.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see GOLDEN, Page 10 American dream vantage of fitness fun when combined with good, oldfashioned fresh air. Refreshments will be available for purchase on The Town Square after your fitness activity. This free event, sponsored by On Top of the World Communities, is open to the public and offers fitness for all ages! Dont miss this outdoor fitness event on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8405 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. For more information about this Fresh Air Fitness event, contact Cammy Dennis at 352-854-8707, extension 7532. For information on other entertainment and events happening on The Town Square, visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com or call 352-854-3670.Two-day symphony openingOpening weekend of the Ocala Symphony Orchestras 37th subscription concert season, A Brave New World, will begin with the exploration of America in its early beginnings. Richard Wagners Christopher Columbus Overture will begin the program. The highlight of the concert will be when cellist, Kristin Wardell, takes the soloists seat for William Perrys Jamestown Concerto, a commemoration with cinematic flair. Finally no concert about the new world would be complete without Antonin Dvoraks expansive Symphony No.9: From the New World. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 3 Music Director Matthew Wardell exclaims, This seasons music is powerful, inspiring, and above all will entertain and enrich us. Through the power of music and performance, your orchestra, playing your music, will explore that frontier, discover the unknown, conquer our fears and fulfill our greatest hopes and dreams. The concerts will be held at the Ocala Breeders Sales Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased by visiting www.ocalasymphony.com or calling 352-351-1606. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is Marion Countys premier cultural arts organization. Founded in 1975, the orchestra averages a dozen concerts throughout the year in front of nearly 10,000 area citizens. Its mission is to play the highest caliber music that is performed by skilled musicians under the dynamic leadership of a brilliant and energetic music director Matthew Wardell. It is driven to reach, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages while serving the broadest group of constituents and to foster excellence in music education through collaborative partnerships with local resources.Yoga in Sholom ParkYoga in Sholom Park begins promptly at 9 a.m. Enjoy a beautiful practice in the Peace Park. For information call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Tuesday, Oct. 8 Town Hall meeting at libraryThe Board of County Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Freedom Public Library (5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala). For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323. Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 10

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the first meeting to begin the fall season. The Red Hat group is open to all women in Quail Meadow. We meet, usually once a month, just to have a good time. This Friday (Oct. 4) we will meet at 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse to discuss plans for the next several months. Come with your ideas and enjoy some desserts while making the plans for upcoming events. This Friday is Oct. 4 and you know what that means it is the First Friday get-together at the Clubhouse. Come rain or shine and we will meet at 7 p.m. for an evening of fellowship. Bring some snacks to share and get acquainted with your neighbors. Notice: The stitchery class taught by Jo Stone has been discontinued. If you are interested in plastic cross stitch please call Jo. The Social Committee is working very hard to have activities that will interest our residents. If you would like to serve on this committee please attend the next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Clubhouse. The next scheduled social event is the Halloween potluck dinner on Oct. 30. Yes, costumes are permitted! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G4OR FREE GOLF! FREE GOLF! Juliette Falls.com (352) 522-0309 6933 SW 179th Ave. Rd., Dunnellon 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon Join today as an Annual Golf Member for 2014 and play the remainder of 2013 for FREE! 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What happened to September? Hopefully the love bugs will realize that its October and they are not supposed to be here. With the holiday season fast approaching please be aware of the scams that are popping up. Even with the do not call protection, calls from outside the U.S. are not blocked. Recently I had two calls on my cell phone between 1 and 4 a.m., saying that my debit card was lost! I disconnected the calls and reported them to the Sheriffs office. There is nothing the law enforcement can do about calls coming from outside the U.S. Please just hang up on these calls! Fifteen women attended the September Ladies Luncheon at The Mojo Grill. The food was great and the servings were huge; ask Pat Talley about her half order nachos! The service was very good; servers were very friendly the owner even stopped by to see if everything was OK! Door prizes were won by Donna Elliot and Jan Johnson. Joanne Lussier was crowned Princess of the Day since this was her first time to join us. Make plans now to join us on Oct. 11 at The Olive Garden for the October luncheon. Last week the Red Hot Fillies enjoyed lunch at The Apple Grill. This was Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Ladies enjoy their luncheon Please see QUAIL, Page 7 QUAILcontinued from Page 6 Red Hat Lunch: Jeannie Kane, Queen Pat Talley, Lois Bonnell. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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the first meeting to begin the fall season. The Red Hat group is open to all women in Quail Meadow. We meet, usually once a month, just to have a good time. This Friday (Oct. 4) we will meet at 1 p.m. at the Clubhouse to discuss plans for the next several months. Come with your ideas and enjoy some desserts while making the plans for upcoming events. This Friday is Oct. 4 and you know what that means it is the First Friday get-together at the Clubhouse. Come rain or shine and we will meet at 7 p.m. for an evening of fellowship. Bring some snacks to share and get acquainted with your neighbors. Notice: The stitchery class taught by Jo Stone has been discontinued. If you are interested in plastic cross stitch please call Jo. The Social Committee is working very hard to have activities that will interest our residents. If you would like to serve on this committee please attend the next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. at the Clubhouse. The next scheduled social event is the Halloween potluck dinner on Oct. 30. Yes, costumes are permitted! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 2, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G4OR FREE GOLF! FREE GOLF! Juliette Falls.com (352) 522-0309 6933 SW 179th Ave. Rd., Dunnellon 15 miles West of I-75 on SR 40 in Dunnellon Join today as an Annual Golf Member for 2014 and play the remainder of 2013 for FREE! 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What happened to September? Hopefully the love bugs will realize that its October and they are not supposed to be here. With the holiday season fast approaching please be aware of the scams that are popping up. Even with the do not call protection, calls from outside the U.S. are not blocked. Recently I had two calls on my cell phone between 1 and 4 a.m., saying that my debit card was lost! I disconnected the calls and reported them to the Sheriffs office. There is nothing the law enforcement can do about calls coming from outside the U.S. Please just hang up on these calls! Fifteen women attended the September Ladies Luncheon at The Mojo Grill. The food was great and the servings were huge; ask Pat Talley about her half order nachos! The service was very good; servers were very friendly the owner even stopped by to see if everything was OK! Door prizes were won by Donna Elliot and Jan Johnson. Joanne Lussier was crowned Princess of the Day since this was her first time to join us. Make plans now to join us on Oct. 11 at The Olive Garden for the October luncheon. Last week the Red Hot Fillies enjoyed lunch at The Apple Grill. This was Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Ladies enjoy their luncheon Please see QUAIL, Page 7 QUAILcontinued from Page 6 Red Hat Lunch: Jeannie Kane, Queen Pat Talley, Lois Bonnell. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 2, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G83T 8720 S.W. State Road 200 #1 Dillen Plaza A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 Mane Event Hair Salon Welcomes Lian $ 8 Haircuts 1st Time Customers Only. Expires 10/12/13 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 000G6MO 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 No warning sirens here Many people who have moved to the western Marion County area have come from other parts of the U.S. that are very familiar with tornadoes. They know that when a tornado, or possibility of one, is approaching, the safest place is an interior room. Actually, the safest place is a bunker or a basement, but this is Florida and we dont normally see those here. Last Tuesday evenings tornado warning accompanied a series of strong storms associated with a front that was passing through the area. It had rained most of the day, but suddenly things got severe. Western Marion County was one of the areas under a warning. The winds were strong enough to knock over the box in front of the Citizen office in Kingsland Plaza. One TV channel reported that in some areas, rain was falling at a rate of 5 inches per hour (thats the rate, not the actual rainfall). But unless you were watching locally-based television, or you have a weather radio, you probably didnt know anything about it. That brings up the question: Why dont we have tornado sirens? Florida averages 52 tornadoes a year, second in the U.S.. Only Texas, with 137, has more. The tornadoes, however, are usually small, as the state averages two deaths per year. Many other states have tornado sirens. They go off when a possible tornado is sighted in the area. They warn people to take shelter immediately. In the aftermath of some of the big storms, even recently in Oklahoma, you heard people say that they heard the sirens and reached safety. Some of us remember civil defense sirens in the 1950s, ready to be used as warnings of an attack during the cold war. Many communities had drills, and some may remember being taught to get under their desks in school, a move we now know was ridiculous in light of the damage a nuclear weapon can cause. This warning plan needs to be revisited, because a storm is ready to strike. As Floridas population grows with the influx of people from other parts of the nation, we realize that those people could grow complacent when they dont hear a warning. So a word of advice: When you see a storm approaching, turn to your weather or local station and find out whats going on. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY BRYAN GOLDEN Special to the MessengerThe American Dream is freedom. Freedom from oppression, tyranny, and subjugation. Freedom from dictatorial individuals and government. Freedom to control your destiny. Freedom to benefit from your hard work and creativity. Freedom to succeed or fail. Freedom to determine your level of prosperity. The American Dream was established on the principle that, for the first time in human history, a country was established with a government designed to be a servant of the people. The American Dream is one of self-sufficiency, not government dependence and control. The American Dream cultivates the limitless power of the individual to build, create, discover, invent, and innovate. The American Dream is the pioneer spirit that motivates people to succeed against all odds in order to do what has never been done before. Prior to Americas founding, countries around the world had been so oppressed by totalitarian regimes that individual freedom was an unknown concept. Ones position in life was determined by those in power. There was no hope of a better existence. An individual had no control over his destiny no matter how hard he worked. The position someone was born into was where they remained for life. The American Dream recognized the equality of each person as being an inalienable right. It didnt matter who you were or where you started, you could go anywhere. The American Dream is simple. It puts the destiny of every individual into their own hands. Each person is free to benefit directly from their efforts. The American Dream taps into the essence of human nature; when people have the freedom to determine their own destiny, productivity flourishes. The American Dream unleashed the power of the individual as never before. In less than 200 years from our founding, America had surpassed all other nations in wealth, production, and innovation. Americans have created and maintained the highest standard of living ever known. The American Dream attracts people from every other country because of its unparalleled liberty. The American Dream is one of equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. The regimes people escaped from all proved that the only outcome that can be guaranteed is the equal distribution of misery. Every American benefits from The American Dream. Success has a positive impact on all. It creates a vibrant, growing society filled with opportunity. People are willing to work hard when they are free to benefit from their efforts and able to retain the fruits of their labor. Nothing is better than The American Dream where each individual has the right and freedom to determine their own life. What is the alternative? Is it being told what you can and cannot do? Is it having some person or government deciding what is fair for you to have? There are those who dont like The American Dream. The reasons are many: greed, power, control, or the destruction of our country. Regardless of Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. When I was a kid, and I wanted to make a telephone call, I would pick up the receiver and immediately hear a voice say, Number please. She (it was always a she) took the number and made the call for you. Then eventually we progressed to a phone with a circular dial on it, and you could dial the number directly without speaking to anyone. I do know that New Jersey, where I lived, was the first location to be assigned an area code. Area codes, and subsequently dialing 1, virtually eliminated the operator. But you could still call an operator by dialing 0 or, eventually, pushing the 0 button on what we called push-button phones. Last week, I was trying to call a business phone that started with a toll-free area code of 888. I kept getting two results: Either it would ring forever, or it would ring once and I would get that awful tone and a message that All circuits are busy. To me, this made no sense. Finally, I reverted to my old days and pushed 0 to get an operator. I then got a lesson on how things had changed. I immediately got a recorded voice telling me to press 1 to make a call or some other thing, or press 2 for the business office and things like that. So I pressed 1. Then I got one of my least favorite messages, press 1 for English, and a voice speaking in Spanish where I picked up the words espanol and dos, which from my old high school classes I knew meant Spanish and two. So I pressed 1 and then got another message to press 1 for this and that, and press 2 for something else, etc. I cant remember what I pressed, but I got another menu. At some point I had a choice to troubleshoot my problem auNumber, please? Not on these phones Among Friends Jim Clark tomatically, but I bypassed that and eventually was told to push 0. When a woman answered, I have to admit I was a little perturbed and said, Are you human? She said she was, so I told her my original problem. She immediately said, Oh, I have to give you another number to call. And so it started all over again. Finally, I got a human, and she said she would try the number for me. She couldnt get through, either, so I asked her if she would check the line. She said no, she couldnt do that, and I should call repair and tell them the problem. Remember, all this started because I simply pushed 0 and wanted to talk to an operator. At that point, I just gave up, and by the next morning the problem resolved itself. This, though, is an example of how automated our lives have become. The personal touch is long gone, especially at major firms like the phone company. In an old movie, The Bells of St. Marys, Bing Crosby played a priest named Father OMalley. He used to tell people jokingly when they were in trouble to dial 0 for OMalley. If they dialed 0 today, it would be a miracle if they got Father OMalley. Its almost a miracle when they get to talk to an operator.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see GOLDEN, Page 10 American dream vantage of fitness fun when combined with good, oldfashioned fresh air. Refreshments will be available for purchase on The Town Square after your fitness activity. This free event, sponsored by On Top of the World Communities, is open to the public and offers fitness for all ages! Dont miss this outdoor fitness event on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. at Circle Square Commons Town Square, 8405 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. For more information about this Fresh Air Fitness event, contact Cammy Dennis at 352-854-8707, extension 7532. For information on other entertainment and events happening on The Town Square, visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com or call 352-854-3670.Two-day symphony openingOpening weekend of the Ocala Symphony Orchestras 37th subscription concert season, A Brave New World, will begin with the exploration of America in its early beginnings. Richard Wagners Christopher Columbus Overture will begin the program. The highlight of the concert will be when cellist, Kristin Wardell, takes the soloists seat for William Perrys Jamestown Concerto, a commemoration with cinematic flair. Finally no concert about the new world would be complete without Antonin Dvoraks expansive Symphony No.9: From the New World. HAPPENINGScontinued from Page 3 Music Director Matthew Wardell exclaims, This seasons music is powerful, inspiring, and above all will entertain and enrich us. Through the power of music and performance, your orchestra, playing your music, will explore that frontier, discover the unknown, conquer our fears and fulfill our greatest hopes and dreams. The concerts will be held at the Ocala Breeders Sales Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $5 and can be purchased by visiting www.ocalasymphony.com or calling 352-351-1606. The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is Marion Countys premier cultural arts organization. Founded in 1975, the orchestra averages a dozen concerts throughout the year in front of nearly 10,000 area citizens. Its mission is to play the highest caliber music that is performed by skilled musicians under the dynamic leadership of a brilliant and energetic music director Matthew Wardell. It is driven to reach, entertain and inspire audiences of all ages while serving the broadest group of constituents and to foster excellence in music education through collaborative partnerships with local resources.Yoga in Sholom ParkYoga in Sholom Park begins promptly at 9 a.m. Enjoy a beautiful practice in the Peace Park. For information call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.Tuesday, Oct. 8 Town Hall meeting at libraryThe Board of County Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Freedom Public Library (5870 S.W. 95th St., Ocala). For more information, contact the commission office at 352-438-2323. Please see HAPPENINGS, Page 10

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 2, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, October 2, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G6OC 000G69M FAX SERVICE NOTARY We Now Sell Safes 000G5T4 B egins M on., O ct 7, at 12:45 PM LEARN TO SQUARE DANCE Have fun, make new friends while enjoying a healthy activity that includes good exercise both physical & mental, in a clean environment The first lesson is free! Dance is at Stanfield Hall Ocala West United Methodist Church 9330 SW 105th St. Whit Brown professional caller/instruction Call Norm Barnes 873-1734 or Tom Warren 237-6416 OCALA TWIRLERS NEW DANCERS, CLASS ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries charm helps persuade others to listen to your proposal. But its still a long way from acceptance, unless you can stand up to the tough questions that are set to follow. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Plan to share a weekend getaway from all the pressures of your hectic workaday world with a very special someone. You could be pleasantly surprised at what develops. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your keen insight once again helps you handle a challenging situation with a clearer perception of what its really all about. What you learn helps you make a difficult decision. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you want to steer clear of getting involved in a new family dispute, say so. Your stand might cause hurt feelings for some, but overall, youll be respected for your honesty. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Expect recognition for your efforts in getting a project into operation. Besides the more practical rewards, your Lions heart will be warmed by the admiration of your colleagues. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Set aside time to rid yourself of clutter that might well be drawing down your creative energies. Consider asking someone to help you decide what stays and what goes. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A colleague could make a request that might place you in an awkward position with co-workers. Best advice: Share your concerns with an associate you can trust. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Your energy levels are way up, allowing you to take on the added challenge of a task youve been hoping to secure. Expect this move to lead to an important opportunity. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your continuing sense of confidence in what youve set out to do gives encouragement to others. Expect to see more people asking to add their efforts to yours. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) You might think it would be best to reject a suggestion others insist would be unworkable. But you might be surprised by what you find if you give it a chance. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Changing a decision might disappoint some, but the important thing is that you be honest with yourself. Dont go ahead with anything you have doubts about. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) There could be some fallout from an emotional confrontation that you really should deal with before moving on. Best to start fresh with a clean, clear slate. Am I getting old or his time passing faster than it used to? It seems I just settle down to do something and before I know it, it is over. Back in the day, a minute had 60 seconds. An hour had 60 minutes. A day had 24 hours. Oh, for those good old days. I am not exactly sure how many seconds a minute has or how many minutes an hour has because he goes by so fast I cannot keep track. Technology has taken over and I for one object. For example, I like looking at my wristwatch and seeing the second hand slowly tick around Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder How fast the shades of summer have faded the dial. Now, we have cell phones with a digital clock. Unlike these digital clocks, all they tell me is what time it is right now. I like to look at a wristwatch and get a whole view of time: past, present and future. I know that a week does not have seven days anymore. I set out on Monday with high hopes of getting something accomplished during the week and by the time I clear my throat, it is Friday afternoon. Where did all that time go? Years ago, the Beatles had a song called Eight Days a Week. Nowadays it is more like three days a week: yesterday, today and tomorrow! Today is tomorrows yesterday and I am not exactly sure how to keep up anymore. By the time I get to tomorrow, I forgot what I was supposed to do today. Then, when I get to today, I cannot remember what I did yesterday. I used to plan a whole week of activity, now that luxury is yesterdays news, or is it tomorrows headlines? I like summer, which may explain why it goes so fast. Maybe I should take a chapter from Murphys Law and say I do not like summer, then it would drag by a without end in sight. Interestingly, the thing I like to do the most goes by so quickly, that which I hate doing drags on for centuries. Which has me thinking maybe I should not voice what I like or do not like? One thing I like about summer, when I can catch my breath and enjoy it, is the fact that it is made up of those lazy, hazy days I enjoy so much. Not having a schedule, not having a deadline, not having anybody telling me what I should or should not do. Ah, those crazy, lazy days of summer. The fact that I did not get much done during the summer is no big deal. If anybody asked me if I got anything accomplished, I just said, Hey, its summer. Relax. I will get to it eventually. Well, eventually has caught up with me and it is called winter. The difference between summer and winter is that during the summer, you can get away with doing nothing but in the winter, there is nothing you can get away with. During the summer my wife will ask me if I have done such and such and I respond by saying, Its summer, Ill get to it. I got plenty of time. During the winter, my wife will remind me of all the things I was supposed to do during the summer and that now I have to do because winter is a coming. Summer is hazy and lazy, while winter is Hurry up and get it done. More is expected from a person during the winter months that during the summer. I object very strenuously to this kind of attitude. Of course, this attitude comes from the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She has the idea that winter, or at least the beginning of winter, is the time to clean up everything. By everything, she is including the garage. Now that summer is over and the lawn does not need to be mowed anymore, I can, according to her logic, transpose that energy into cleaning up things. Then she will confront me with a favorite saying of hers, Cleanliness is next to godliness. One of these days, when I get up the courage, I am going to ask her to show me where that verse is in the Bible. I kind of think a person can be too clean, like squeaky clean. You know how squeaky gets on peoples nerves, especially mine. My favorite saying is, Laziness is next to everything. Perhaps that is why I like summer so much. There are shades of laziness that can only be exploited in the good old summertime. Some people, like the one who shares a residence with me, things that laziness is a very negative thing. This person honestly believes that if she is not doing something all the time she is lazy. Something good can be said about being lazy. You get to savor a moment of non-activity. The thing I like so much about summer is the activity you do do is only the activity that you want to do like sitting on the back porch, drinking a glass of lemonade, which is what summer is all about. Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, understood this concept very well. He says, To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven, (Ecclesiastes 3:1 KJV). Time goes by so quickly that a person hardly has enough time to really appreciate the time that they have.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.

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CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000G7IW $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Carrabbas 2370 SW College Rd Mon., Oct. 7, 11:00 AM Mon., Oct. 14, 11:00 AM Panera Bread 2370 SW College Rd Mon., Oct. 7, 3:00 PM Mon., Oct. 14, 3:00 PM Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd Tues., Oct. 8, 4:00 PM Stone Creek Grill 9676 SW 62nd Loop Thur., Oct. 10, 9:00 AM Thur., Oct. 17, 1 1:00 AM Reds Restaurant 8411 N SR 200 Thur., Oct 10, 10:00 AM Mimis 4414 SW College Rd. Fri., Oct. 11 11:00 AM Codys Roadhouse 2505 SW College Rd. Tue., Oct. 15, 10:30 AM Golden Corral 211 1 SW College Rd. Tue., Oct 15, 3:00 PM Pavarottis 8075 SW Hwy 200 Fri., Oct 18, 10:00 AM Thursday evening, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., there will be a movie showing in the Media Room. The movie is Doubt and stars Meryl Streep. This movie is highly acclaimed and is sure to be enjoyed by everyone. Special thanks to Linda Urbanowicz for coordinating this event also. The Library Committee continues to work to promote and encourage the exceptional library in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Special authors are highlighted regularly and displays of interest to many readers give more information about those authors. There will also be a special Wine and Cheese Social coming up around the first of November. More information about that will be forthcoming to Fairfield Village neighbors who are part of this community known as a lively place filled with lovely people. FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 2 Friday, Oct. 4 Indoor church yard saleThe Women of the Rainbow Springs Village Church are having a public indoor yard sale on Friday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Church. All proceeds of the yard sale will fund the Womens International Ministry Project of building relationships and counseling women in Eastern Europe. Rainbow Springs Village Church is at 20222 S.W. 102nd St. Road, Dunnellon, (just south of Winn Dixie and west of U.S. Highway 41). For more information, contact Carole Garceau at 489-6116.Saturday, Oct. 5 Palm Cay Craft FairPalm Cay will have its Craft Fair on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse and it is open to the public. Mark your calendars so that you will not miss the beautiful handmade things that will be for sale along with a raffle for a beautiful quilt. Our kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for you to purchase a hot dog lunch. Knights planning golf tournamentThe Knights of Columbus, Council 9649, is having its Annual Queen of Peace Charity Scramble Golf Outing at Stone Creek Golf Club on Saturday, Oct. 5 (rain delay date is Saturday, Oct. 12). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration fee is $65 per person and includes a packet of free items, complimentary morning coffee, golfers buffet lunch, and golf with cart. Door prizes and a chance to win Hole-in-One prizes including $10,000 or iPAD or 2 airline tickets to any city in the continental U.S. Proceeds will permit the Knights to continue their support of Marion County charities. Contact Fred Roberts prior to Sept. 21 at 352-5023093 for details and registration form. Fresh Air Fitness at Circle Square Introducing Fresh Air Fitness, a new concept in exercise that gets you moving and grooving in the great outdoors. This inaugural event for the Fresh Air Fitness program offers three distinct activities. Beginning at 8 a.m., bring family and friends and wake up with a 1-mile to 2-mile wellness walk around Circle Square Commons. Then, at 9 a.m., discover breath and balance as you participate in a relaxing Tai Chi session. The event concludes with an energetic Zumba Bash. Engage in one activity or enjoy them all! Take adHappenings Please see HAPPENIN GS, Page 5 Friday, Oct. 11 Health Care at Friday ForumTo help separate fact from fiction and propaganda from actual legal requirements of the Health Care Act, the Friday Forum of Marion County will present a panel of informed citizens who will help clarify the issues confronting individuals and businesses and provide information about mandates, subsidies and insurance exchanges when the speaker/luncheon group next meets at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 11 at Buffet City, State Road 200 and MLK Jr. Blvd in Ocala. Speakers will include Joseph Flynn, a retired insurance executive from Connecticut and founder of Physician Plans, Inc. who now consults from his retirement home in The Villages; Dr. Humeraa Qamar, a pediatrician practicing in Ocala; and Mike Sizemore, retired railroad executive and well known Marion County community activist. The moderator will be Dr. Joyce Blake, a retired educator who now is Marion Countys State Committeewoman for the Florida Democratic Party The Friday Forum, which meets on the second Friday of each month, seeks to present civil discussions of the challenges confronting our community. It is open to all who wish to help build a pathway to a stronger, more informed community devoted to the common good. For more information please email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert (352-873-9970) or Jan Lentz (352-425-6219). RSVPs are appreciated although not required. Please note that Buffet City requests that payment be made as you enter. The $10 charge payable directly to the restaurant includes as many visits as you want to the buffet, a drink, tax and tip. M ore on Page 12 Stand up to breast cancerOcala Health announces the launch of its third annual Standing Up to Breast Cancer campaign in conjunction with Advanced Imaging Centers. The initiative is designed to raise local awareness of breast cancer, a disease responsible for more than 40,000 deaths annually, as well as to promote the importance of early detection. Ocala Health provides the public a means to participate in spreading the word about breast cancer screenings. The Standing Up to Breast Cancer pink lawn flamingos are available for a purchase price of $12. Supporters are encouraged to be creative with their flamingo and join the online community to share their story on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/Ocal aHealth). All funds raised from this years initiative will be donated to Michelle-O-Gram, a local organization which gives many women the opportunity to have a screening mammogram.

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Now is the time to list! 2/2/2 HOME ON A CORNER LOT, beautiful tiled floors and house is a showroom. 9/14 lanai overlooking a landscaped yard. Newer roof and air, appliances are included. Inside laundry room, updated kitchen and bathrooms, large garage very warm inside colors. Irrigation system. Located in a gated 55+ community. Very active community solar heated pool for residents. MLS 386807. $69,000 2/2/1 FRAME AND VINYL HOME, tile in kitchen, baths, dining and living rooms, new carpet in bedrooms U pgraded bathrooms, new appliances H ome has been completely remodeled, with new windows, new siding and front door N ew roof, termite bond, landscaped very energy efficient L ocated in a gated 55+ community, P alm C ay has a solar heated pool and a large clubhouse for your enjoyment MLS #390468. $69,000 3/2/2 HOME SPINOSA MODEL. H ome features a split bedroom plan carpet and tile in home. K itchen has been remodeled with new counters and floor. V ery large home with a lot of storage, inside laundry with pantry. H ome is located in a gated 55+ community with the backyard facing O ak R un. P alm C ay has a solar heated pool for your enjoyment. MLS #383634 $74,500 2/2/1 FRAME AND VINYL HOME, has new vinyl and carpet on floors, indoor laundry room and Florida room under heat and air, fenced-in backyard, very private backing up to a green way, home has newer roof and air, located in a gated 55+ community. Furniture may be included. MLS #392473. $69,000 2/2/2 FRAME HOME with vinyl siding, newer roof and air, this is a royal model with a large kitchen with Corian countertop and a bar to eat at. Formal dining room, indoor laundry 9/14 glass enclosed lanai and 12/19 enclosed screen room. Tile and carpet. All new windows, upgraded baths, located in a gated 55+ community irrigation system additional storage in laundry room. MLS #396635. $85,000 2/2/2 HOME with carpet and tile on floors. A 14\9 lanai to enjoy your private backyard, all appliances are included. Perfectly located in this gated 55+ community across Blvd. is the clubhouse. Solar heated pool and many activi ties for the residents, R/V parking for residents. Land scaped and has garage door opener, great price for this home. New roof and new air. MLS #368855 $64,500 2/2/1 HOME large great room opens to kitchen, dining and living room completely remolded oak cabinets in kitchen and both bathrooms. Beautifully counter tops Florida room 20/9 with heat and air, inside laundry new appliances, newer roof and air, tile on floors located in a guarded 55+ community, your retirement home awaits. 1220 sq ft living space. MLS #383919. $68,000 2/2/1.5 SABLE MODEL, featured split bedroom plan with vaulted ceilings. burning fireplace in living room, carpet and vinyl, inside laundry, new roof in nicely landscaped with palm trees, located in a gated 55+ community. Palm Cay has a solar heated pool, RV parking for residents. Many activities for your enjoyment. MLS #370907 $68,000 2/1/1 HOME with a new roof and upgraded kitchen with new appliances, bath room has been remolded. Glass enclosed 9/12 room on back of house Landscaped lot. Furniture goes with house including a 55 in flat screen TV and a 42 in flat screen TV. Leather recliners and couch. 5 year termite control, lawn mower and equipment. Located in a gated 55+ community. MLS #394184 $55,000 PENDING 2/2/2 HOME in move-in condition, carpet and tile, inside laundry, newer roof and air, Florida room under heat and air, 20/28 screen enclosed patio for your insect free outdoor dining area. Home is landscaped and has an irrigation system. House backs up to Oak Run, located in a gated 55+ community, Palm Cay, and has a solar heated pool. R V storage for residents. Many activities at clubhouse. MLS #395063. $82,000. 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Ta st e Th e Be st Taste The Best Tast e The Best WEST MARION 71 1186 Market Street 4414 SW College Rd., Ocala Across From Barnes & Noble Mon.-Sat. 10-7 Sun. 12-5 20% OFF 1 ITEM EXP. 10/31/13 000G440 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 000G6GU Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, Rector Services: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am Childrens Church 8:50 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary Anglican Church 000FYNA Puzzzle answers their motives, the result if they are successful is the same; the loss of freedom and the inability to control your life and destiny. Although its difficult to believe that anyone could be opposed to liberty, both history and current events clearly demonstrate that those who want to destroy The American Dream exist and are determined to subvert your freedom. The ever present threat to The American Dream is people who believe the government should control you, dictate how you live, and determine what is permitted. Bryan is the author of Dare to Live Without Limits. Contact Bryan at Bryan@columnist.com or visit www.DareToLiveWithoutLimits.com GOLDENcontinued from Page 8 The Ladies' Lunch Bunch thoroughly enjoyed their meal at Carmine's on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Seated around the table starting top left: Joan Stevenson, Priscilla Barnett Geissal, Becky Weller, Judy Tyler, Jackie Oliver, Esther Blank, Carol Meissner, Ann Long, Linda Urbanowicz, Marsha MacGregor, Loretta Zang, Carol Shaw. Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Saturday night, Sept. 21, saw the Social Activities Committee hosting the regular Pot Luck Dinner. As usual, it was a success with lots of delicious food and the chance to visit with a number of our snowbirds who are returning to their Florida homes. Fairfields happenings Tuesday, Sept. 24, a group of ladies know as the Lunch Bunch met for a delicious meal at Carmines Italian Restaurant on Highway 200. Linda Urbanowicz has been the current coordinator for the group and everyone wishes to thank her for her choosing such nice places for the group to meet and enjoy a lovely lunch together. Linda told the group that she looked ahead at the calendar of events for the next couple of months and sees a number of conflicts with many of the regulars. Therefore, the group will not meet for the next couple of months but will resume as soon as possible. Everyone was glad to hear that because the outing is very popular. The annual spaghetti dinner hosted by the SAC will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 starting at 5 p.m. Ann Bruno has agreed to make her highly acclaimed sauce for the occasion and it will also be offered for sale the night of the event. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased from Toni Belcher. Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 3

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INDEX Fairfield Village..2 Rev. Snyder..........4 Quail Meadow......6 Classifieds........10 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 28 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2013 HappeningsPage 3 PuzzlesPage 912Wednesday, October 2, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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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C all 800-63 2-62 62 to reserve your room & tickets www.PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com www.chronicle-online.com/divanight October 12, 6 9 PM 1 Night Stay & 2 General Admission Diva Tickets $ 1 38 *Limited Availability. Taxes not included. 000G0AE 9301 Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL *Fo r tickets only go to th e Chronicle site listed below 000G6H4 The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and AAA are partnering to reduce distracted driving on Floridas roadways by educating the public about the new Florida law banning texting while driving. Beginning Oct. 1, the Florida ban on Texting While Driving Law went into effect, which will help promote safe driving and address critical issues related to distracted driving in the state of Florida. The provisions of the law state that a person may not operate a motor vehicle in motion while manually typing into a wireless communications device known as texting, emailing and instant messaging (non-voice). AAA applauds Florida for taking steps to save lives, said Amy Stracke, managing director, AAA Traffic Safety Advocacy, The Auto Club Group. Too many needless deaths are occurring because of vehicle crashes caused by distracted driving. To help educate motorists, events are planned and information is being shared across the state during the month of October. This includes participation at high school assemblies, radio public service announcements, collaboration with local law enforcement agencies, and a variety of print messaging and electronic notices along Florida highways and turnpikes. Organizations interested in helping promote the new law can visit their local AAA office for information. Sending or receiving a text takes a drivers eyes from the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving, at 55 mph, the length of an entire football field, blind. With more than 6 billion text messages sent each day in the United States, it is important to remind drivers to Put It Down. FDOT Secretary Ananth Prasad said, Distracted driving is a serious danger on our roadways. Were reminding drivers to be responsible and not text while driving. Safety Tips: Put the cell phone away or silence it while driving so you are not tempted to respond while in motion. Designate a non-driving texter to respond for you. The Put It Down campaign is part of a comprehensive approach that includes law enforcement and education. Dont text and drive: New law in effect PHOTO BY JIM CLARKAll About Cats and DogsLiza and Bill Jones of All About Cats and Dogs were some of the participants in the West Marion Business Associations Expo at the Ocala Hilton on Sept. 28. In a unanimous vote during their Sept. 26 public hearing, Marion County commissioners adopted the countywide budget and a millage rate of 3.90 mills for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. A millage rate of 3.90 equates to $3.90 for each $1,000 of taxable property value, or $261 for a home assessed at the average taxable value of $67,000. The adopted millage rate is 0.01, or one one-hundredth of a mill, higher than the fiscal year 2012-2013 millage rate of 3.89. This is due to a required increase in a debt service levy used to pay bonded debt issued for the purchase of parks and environmentally-sensitive land through the voter-approved 1988 Pennies for Parks referendum. All other non-countywide millage rates will remain at their current levels for fiscal year 2013-14, with the exception of the MSTU for law enforcement. With no further reserves available to offset the continued decline in taxable property value, the board approved a 0.40 mill increase in the millage rate for that MSTU with a 3-2 vote (commissioners Carl Zalak III and Stan McClain dissenting). This enables the Marion County Sheriffs Office patrol and criminal investigation division to remain funded for fiscal year 2013-14 at the same level as in fiscal year 2012-13. The adopted millage rate of 3.21 for the MSTU for law enforcement equates to $3.21 for each $1,000 of taxable property value, or $215 for a home assessed at the average taxable value of $67,000. The MSTU is applied to properties in the unincorporated areas of the county that receive sheriff patrol services. During the last six years, Marion County has experienced a 38 percent decline in the countywide taxable property value, a decrease of approximately $8.5 billion. Budget reductions from Marion Countys departments and constitutional offices over those years have resulted in a property tax savings of $29.4 million for fiscal year 2013-14 compared to fiscal year 2007-08. County adopts budget, sets new millage rate Quail Meadow luncheonJoanne Lussier was the Princess of the Day at Mojo's for the September Ladies Luncheon. She was honored because this was her first meeting. More photos, column on Pages 6-7. The Marion County Center for the Arts at West Port High School will present Latt and Laughter on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Latt and Laughter features improvisational and sketch comedy performed by students in the Marion County Center for the Arts Acting Program. Audience members will sit on stage with the performers in a coffee house atmosphere, enjoying delicious desserts and beverages during the show. Tickets are $7 and may be purchased online at: www.seatyourself.biz/wphs. The West Port High School Performing Arts Center is located at 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. West Port High School is the home of The Marion County Center for the Arts (MCCA), a magnet program for gifted and talented students in the performing and visual arts. Students can elect a major course of study in visual art, dance, music, and theatre, while taking rigorous academic classes. For more information on the program, contact Laurie Reeder, MCCA Coordinator at 291-4000. Coffee, tea and comedy at West Port presented by Center for the Arts The Williston Rotary Club will sponsor a 5K run and a one mile fun run/walk Saturday, Oct. 5 beginning at 8 a.m. The entry fee is $30 but T-shirts are not guaranteed since the early registration deadline has passed.. Proceeds from the run will benefit Rotary Internationals Purple Pinkie Program and local educational programs. To register, visit active.com. Head up the road to Williston for 5K run, mile fun run/walk Friday, Oct. 11 Tr afficki ng group sets golf eventBreaking Out is a privately funded Human Trafficking Prevention organization that goes beyond awareness and assisting victims. Breaking Out is a rescue and recovery group that proactively works worldwide to rescue victims from slavery and return them home. Breaking Out will be hosting a 4-man scramble golf tournament, with a variety of prizes, contests and competition for golfer of all levels, on Oct. 11 at Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. We wanted this annual event to be special, comments James Barnes, Breaking Outs Founder, Each dollar raised will go to supporting operations that have a direct effect on the freedom and well-being of victims of human trafficking, states Kim Stinsman, vice president. Traffickers are able to commit these heinous crimes because people turn a blind eye to human trafficking. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to turn concern into action, and support their community. For more information, visit www.breakingoutcorp.org or call 352866-224-2888.Saturday, Oct. 12 Blessing o f th e animalsThe eighth annual blessing of the animals will take place at Joy Lutheran Church on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Memorial Garden. Pastor Ed Holloway will conduct the service. The public is welcome to bring their dogs, cats, horses, sheep, birds, and etc. to receive the blessing. Owners must be able to control their pets. Joy Lutheran Church is at 7045 S.W. 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. For more information call 352-854-4509 ext 221.Ba rbe cue di nner and car showCorvette Club of Marion County and the Ocala Elks Lodge will hold an Old Fashioned Chicken and Pork Barbecue Dinner sale and benefit car show on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ocala Elks Lodge 286 and the Corvette Club of Marion County have joined to raise funds for the various charities: