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INDEX Quail Meadow......3 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Ocala Palms........6 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 29 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, October 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G7G6 200 office to closeBY JIM CLARK EditorThe location of the production office of theSouth Marion Citizenand West Marion Messengeris going to change, our parent company, Citrus Publishing Inc. of Crystal River, has announced. Effective Oct. 30, the Citizen and Messenger office on State Road 200 will close. Its an economic decision with some of the functions being moved to the office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Dunnellon. Our company owns the building in Dunnellon, so the move will eliminate the need to pay rent for the current office in Kingsland Plaza at 8810 State Road 200. Staff members will be assigned to other locations, but will still be available by e-mail and telephone. Coverage of the news on the Corridor will continue as usual Within the next couple of weeks, we will publish the new phone numbers. There will be a separate number for news content, and another number for all other departments, including advertising and delivery. The important thing is that your South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger are not changing. The content will stay the same, the advertising will stay the same, the delivery method will stay the same, even the e-mail will stay the same. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKHonoring deceased veteransThe Ride Home is an annual event for POWs and MIA families, offering a weekend of honor and recognition commensurate with their extraordinary courage and valor. At Saturdays quarterly reading of deceased vets names, this trio wearing POW-MIA and Ride Home vests stood when a former POWs name was read. Above, the Daughters of the American Revolution did the readings. At right, Belleview High presented the colors. The South Marion Citizenand the West Marion Messengerare seeking your input to help us do something special the week ending Nov. 22, which is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. We want to hear from you about where you were, what you were doing, how you felt, etc., when you got the news that fateful day. Were also interested in hearing from some people on how you think that day changed the world we live in, what effect it had on our future. Not every response has to answer every question. Just send us whatever information you wish to provide, including what you remember about JFK. Please e-mail your story and any photos you might have to editor@smcitizen.com. Photos should be JPG attachments, text may be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the e-mail. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 14. Thank you for your cooperation and interest. Memories of JFK 50 years ago Fire Prevention WeekFire Prevention Week is this week, and firefighters with Ocala Fire Rescue plan on visiting dozens of our schools this month. Fire Prevention Week is held annually in October in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire which occurred in 1871. In the photo, firefighter Chris Hickman teaches children at Happy Hearts school today not to be afraid of firefighters wearing fire gear. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that the state has filed suit against Georgia to stop what it says is its unchecked and growing consumption of water that continues to harm the families of Northwest Florida. Scott said, Georgia has refused to fairly share the waters that flow between our two states, so to stop Georgias unmitigated consumption of water we have brought the matter before the U.S. Supreme Court. Georgias over-consumption of water threatens the existence of Apalachicola Bay and the future economic development of the region. Generations of Florida families have relied upon these waters for their livelihood, but now risk losing their way of life if Georgias actions are not stopped. Through this historic legal action we are fighting for the future of Apalachicola Bay and its families. After 20 years of failed negotiations with Georgia, this is our only way forward in securing the economic future of Northwest Florida. Bondi added, I am proud to join Gov. Scott in this fight to protect Floridas fair share of water from Georgias over-consumption, which is devastating Apalachicola Bays ecosystem. Florida and Alabama have each sought relief from harm caused by reduced flows and increased Georgia consumption in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basins over the past 20 years through legal challenges, without success. Florida now proposes to address the problem squarely an Original Action filed with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking injunctive relief against Georgias upstream consumption of water from the Chattahoochee and Flint River Basins. State to Georgia: Dont take our water

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11 2 W ednesday, October 9, 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 effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 NEED 60K INVESTER LOAN 6% SECURED BY200K PROPERTY INTERSETONLY 352-528-2950 J/D Will work on Horse Farm For A 1 BR to live at. Self, Daughter 1 Pug dog 3 Cats Call (352) 445-6678 Mow, Paint, Clean, Farm Work West Port School Area Brand New Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 CRYST ALRIVERBUSINESS. LOC. FOR RENTHwy 19 Downtown exec. location,1000 sf Very Clean remodeled 352-634-2528 OCALAHouse 2BR/2BA Pool, 2 Car Garage, Fully Furnished Seasonal or Annual Great for Entertaining Adult Community 352-732-0111 352-895-1586 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 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 TAMPAAIRPORT. Pre-p ay by Credit Card. Licensed & insured. 352-327-7420 INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail We want to thank Marion County for their support! Im going to see Jewel on Thursday! Yes, Id like a glass of juice, please. Im thirsty! Let the experts at NuTech Hearing help you discover the best hearing dev ises at th e lowest prices! Were here for you! Visit us in person or at www.nutechhearing.com Sound familiar? In the United States alone, 36 million adults have some degree of hearing loss. In recent years, more and more people have opted for a modern hearing system. Thanks to enormous advances in hearing aid technology, its now easier than ever to hear what youve been missing! Annual Hearing Test: SMART Free Annual Hearing Test: GENIUS If you want to pay more for better hearing... THATS YOUR BUSINESS! If you want to pay less... THATS OUR BUSINESS! Call today for a FREE Consultation FREE Test Dates are available from October 9-16, 2013 000G7BH OCALA EAST 352-671-2999 3405 SW College Rd. Suite 207 Next to Red Lobster in Colours Plaza NEW LOCATION CALL NOW! Stop In & Say Hello! Newspapers have always been the cornerstone of our society, and that did not change with the digital revolution. Ever since the Philadelphia Evening Post first published the Declaration of Independence, our newspapers have continued to unite us as communities. The Internet has changed the reading habits of some people, but many still prefer the actual print copy of the newspaper. They realize there are some things that are hard to find in cyberspace, but you can easily open the paper to the puzzle page, and find challenges there, to the opinion page, which you have the right to agree with or not, to the classified ads, to say nothing of some of the other local advertising, some of it in bright color. In our case, the newspaper can sit on your coffee table for a week, and still be relevant, and thats a benefit to advertisers. This, of course, is in addition to the regular news provided about the communities in which you live by dedicated columnists who gather and write the information. So the next time someone tells you newspapers are dying, youd be honest to tell them, Not here. Your community weekly newspaper is alive and well. And we thank you for doing what you are doing right now reading the news. That can help make you an important part of the area in which you live.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Some of the material in this column was taken from the Newspaper Association of America. CLARKcontinued from Page 8 offer a grace period of up to 2 months after the end of the plan year to incur expenses, but thats not mandatory, so check your companys policy. Outside of open enrollment, you can only make midyear FSA changes after a major life or family status change (marriage, divorce, death of a spouse, birth or adoption, etc.) If one occurs mid-year, re-jigger your FSAs accordingly for maximum savings. You must re-enroll in FSAs each year amounts dont carry over from year to year. Compare your employers plans alongside those offered by your spouses employer, particularly when deciding where to insure your children. Also remember that if you marry, divorce, or gain or lose dependents, it could impact the type and cost of your coverage options. Its worth spending a few minutes to review your benefit coverage options for next year, especially when you consider the potential financial consequences.Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. ALDERMANcontinued from Page 8 Recycling hoursMarion County Solid Waste is adjusting its recycling center hours to be open longer on Fridays and to close earlier on Sunday evenings, accommodating citizen requests and busier times of day. Beginning Nov. 1, the new hours will be as follows: Baseline Recycling Center (located at the landfill) Monday-Thursday and Saturday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All other recycling centers Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Closed

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I awoke last Tuesday with a strange feeling I had missed something. Not only that, but I was shivering like a polar bear without his pajamas. I knew something was wrong but to put my finger on it was just too early in the morning for me. I like starting my days slowly. At my age just getting up is quite an accomplishment. I felt my forehead to see if I had a fever. I found my forehead easily enough, just above my eyes, but I can never tell if I am hot, cold or lukewarm. The condition progressed to such a degree I had to swallow my pride and inquiry of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She can look at me and tell me if I am sick or not. Usually, Im sick. So I approached her and said, Am I sick or what? Quick as a wink she said, Off the top of my head I would say you are or what. And this was just the beginning of my day. Then my wife looked at me and said, Why do you ask? So I explained to her about the feeling I had that something was missing and on top of that, I could not stop shivering. She felt my forehead to see if I had a fever, and I did not. When she turned her back on me, I was tempted to stick out my tongue and say AHH. Well, she said, youre not sick and I dont understand how you could be cold. I looked aimlessly out the window and began to shiver more. It looks like its cold out there, I complained. My wife looked at me with one of those looks that every husband knows and fears, and said, It should be cold outside, its winter, for Petes sake. Winter? What happened to summer? Oh you silly boy, my wife chuckled, summers over and winters brewing. I just stared out the window at the bleakness of the morning, wondering where in the world summer went. At the moment, it did not seem possible to me that summer was over. Is not that the way things go? Just as soon as you get used to something, it is over. I suppose it is because a person becomes so busy doing the mundane daily things he fails to consider the whole picture. If you do not enjoy what you are doing right now, one day you will look back and wonder where in the world it disappeared. At my age, it seems that looking back has become quite a career. I remember when I was young the old folks used to say, I remember the good old days. Ive often wondered what they were talking about. Now I know. When I was young, my whole life was looking forward, but now that I am old, I spend part of my time looking at the rearview mirror. That is the wonderful advantage of getting older. When you are young, you do not have anything to look back to. The older you get the more you have to look back on. I have a few things I reflect on. One is the memories I have made throughout the years. Often when my wife and I are sitting together one of us will say, Do you remember when...? Then one of us will recite a wonderful memory from the past and have a good laugh together. Maybe this is why older people laugh so much. I know it is why I laugh a lot.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 9, 2013 3 10 W ednesday, October 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 000G19V COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30 years experience. 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Contest Awards, Dinners, Music CDs & More Gene 352-615-9885 thegenemartinshow@yahoo.com Listen online 24/7 thegenemartinshow.com 000G924 Saturdays 8 AM to 6 PM On Daystar 89.5 FM WKSG GENE MARTIN AND FRIENDS! George Samuels Pete King (UK) Hans Jeff Borger Don Kennedy The Very Best in Adult Music Standards 000G6H9 As we are drawing close to the end of the year, its time for the annual elections for board members for both the QMPOA and the QMRPOA. We need new people on both of these boards. There are four openings on the Property Owners board. If you would like more information about serving on this board please come to the Clubhouse on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Likewise, the Recreation board will have two openings next year. More information regarding serving on the QMRPOA board will be available at the information meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. This meeting will also be at the Clubhouse. Several residents have asked about the community garage/yard sale it will be on Saturday, Nov. 2. There will be more about this later. Attention all ladies of Quail Meadow: The October luncheon is this Friday at The Olive Garden Restaurant. Please make your reservation with Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin. October is recognized nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many of us have known someone who has had this dreadful disease. There are still women who wont go for a mammogram for fear of finding out they have cancer, or they have heard that it will hurt. Granted, it isnt the most comfortable test in the world, but its better to undergo the yearly test and know you are cancer free, or if there is a question about a spot, find it early and take care of it. As a 23-year survivor I strongly urge you to have your yearly exam. Remember the little jingle: In fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue? Just think, 521 years ago on Oct. 12, Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas. The Italian-born explorer was backed by the Spanish monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Columbus set sail in September 1492. He intended to chart a western sea route to China, India and the islands of Asia known to have gold and rich spices. Instead, he landed in the Bahamas, becoming the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland during the 10th century. Later in October, Columbus sighted Cuba and believed it was mainland China. In December the expedition found Hispaniola, which he thought might be Japan. There, with 39 of his men, he established Spains first colony in the Americas. In March 1493, the explorer returned to Spain in triumph, bearing gold, spices and Indian captives. By his third journey, he realized that he hadnt reached Asia but instead had stumbled upon a continent previously unknown to Europeans. Christopher Columbus died in 1506. Columbus Day is celebrated each year on the second Monday in October. Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937. In 1892 President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. During this anniversary, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used Columbus Day rituals to teach ideals of patriotism. In April 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus, Congress and President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Oct. 12 a federal holiday under the name Columbus Day. The traditional date of the holiday also adjoins the anniversary of the United States Navy (founded Oct. 13, 1775), and thus both occasions are customarily observed by the Navy (and usually the Marine Corps as well) with either a 72 or 96-hour liberty period. Hawaii, Alaska, and South Dakota are the three U.S. states that do not recognize Columbus Day at all; although Hawaii and South Dakota mark the day with an alternative holiday or observance. Hawaii celebrates Discoverers Day, which commemorates the Polynesian discoverers of Hawaii on the same date. South Dakota celebrates the day as an official state holiday known as Native American Day rather than Columbus Day. In 1970, Columbus Day was officially assigned the second Monday of October. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct. 30! This is the date of the Halloween Spooktacular pot luck dinner at the clubhouse. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Following the dinner we will be entertained by R Music For You. There is no charge for this evening of entertainment and no reservations are needed. Quail Meadow to prepare for Board elections Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb The summer has disappeared in my rearview mirror One of the wonderful things about a persons memory is that it is personal. I will not say that I enhance my memories, of course I do, but I will not confess to it. If it is my memory I should be able to recite it any which way I please. I particularly enjoy those memories that I share with no one else. Because then, I have the freedom to remember it any which way I please. I once listened to a very old woman share memories of her childhood. At the time, she was in her early 90s. As I drove away from listening to her I thought to myself, I wonder how much of those memories were really true. Then again, they were her memories not mine. Who am I to judge? Also in looking back, there are those things we refer to as regrets. I suppose everybody tries to live in such a way to keep regrets to a minimum. I have a long list of things I regret doing or saying or not doing or not saying. The one category of regrets I have are those things that I have done that my wife knows about. Talk about memory? This brings up the difference between a husband and a wife. A husband cannot remember anything and his wife cannot forget anything. But between the two, they lick the platter clean. The apostle Paul practiced the fine art of forgetting. He wrote, Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14 KJV). My rearview mirror is full and the temptation is to focus solely on them missing the scenery in front of me.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 10 PASTORcontinued from Page 3 Saturday, Oct 19 Pig-nic at First CongregationalThe third annual Pig-nic at First Congregational UCC (7171 S.W. State Road 200) is set for Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Enrichment Center. The menu includes pulled barbecued pork, chips and a drink for adults ($7); and hot dogs, chips and a drink ($3 for kids under 9) baked beans and coleslaw for everyone. Ice cream sundaes will be available for $1. Entertainment and activities include a police K-9 demonstration; OTOWs DClowns; golf lob-wedge competition; a story-telling corner; face painting, balloons and temporary tattoos. Tickets are available at the church office (Tues.-Thur., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), and at the door. Marion Landing craft fairThe annual Marion Landing Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to noon in the communitys Lifestyle Center at 8601 S.W. 65th Ave. Road across from Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200. Created by our resident crafters, handcrafted items for sale will include jewelry, quilts, greeting cards, floral arrangements, handbags, home dcor, paintings, lighted wine bottles, macram, wall hangings, unique gifts and holiday items. Coffee/tea and donuts will be available for a nominal price. Admission to the craft fair is free and it is open to the public. No pets, please. For more information, call 352-237-7152.Joy Lutheran yard, bake saleJoy Lutheran Church, Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, gardening equipment and sports related items. Kitchen and house wares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon, or anytime during the day on Thursday or Friday, Oct. 17-18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Mark your calendar for this well-known favorite community event and join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call Edie Heinzen (352-8547817) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (352854-0660) regarding the yard sale.Vendors wanted for yard saleThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is holding a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks located in the Friendship Plaza on State Road 200. Space rental will be $15 and you must provide your own tables and set-up. Hot dogs will be available for purchase. For more info and reservations call Lion Bob Melnick, at 352-861-2730. All proceeds will benefit community projects.Jazz Society offers music, dancingThe Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. Admission is $3. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Oct. 21 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352-322-5966.Thursday, Oct. 24 Three-day junque saleOcala West United Methodist Mens Club will hold its annual Junque Sale on Oct. 24, 25 and 26 at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. 9330 SW 105th St. Ocala. The club will accept donations for this large charitable fund raiser at storage pods in church parking lot beginning Thursday, Sept. 5 and every Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 17 and every Saturday from Sept. 7 through oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. This event has been held for more than 20 years. Clothing cannot be accepted. Phone number is 352-854-9550.Saturday, Oct. 26 Book sale for SPCAA book sale to benefit the SPCA will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Winn-Dixie from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be 25 and 50-cent books.Sunday, Oct. 27 German American Club picnicThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, Oct. 27, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. Tickets purchased before the picnic are $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Tickets purchased on the day of the picnic are $9 per member or $12 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Tuesday, Oct. 29 Breast Cancer Support GroupThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in room 235 (Chapel/Multipurpose Room). 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Thursday, Oct. 10 City plans charter sessionsThe city of Ocala will be hosting two city charter referendum information sessions on Thursday, Oct. 10 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 110 S.E. Watula Ave. The first session is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. and the second from 2 to 3 p.m. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend these sessions, charter information can also be obtained on the Citys Website at www.Ocalafl.org. General election day is Tuesday, Oct. 15.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. Baptist Church plans trip College Road Baptist Church is planning a bus trip to see and hear the Gaithers in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Oct. 11 through the 13th. We are inviting individuals and groups to join us. We will leave on Friday morning the 11th, returning the afternoon of the 13th. Total cost, including transportation, performances, and motel will be $350. Call our office or come in to make your reservation at 5010 S.W. College Road, Ocala. Phone is 352-237-5741. Dont miss out on the wonderful fellowship we have on our trips.Trafficking group sets golf eventBreaking Out is a privately funded Human Trafficking Prevention organization that goes beyond awareness and assisting victims. Breaking Out is a rescue and recovery group that proactively works worldwide to rescue victims from slavery and return them home. Breaking Out will be hosting a 4-man scramble golf tournament, with a variety of prizes, contests and competition for golfer of all levels, on Oct. 11 at Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. We wanted this annual event to be special, comments James Barnes, Breaking Outs Founder, Ocala Golf Clubs championship 18-hole course is as spectacular to play as is its beautiful surroundings. From the greens to the restaurant, its a special place. Ocala Golf Club has been tremendously supportive of our cause and mission, and we are eternally grateful. Each dollar raised will go to supporting operations that have a direct effect on the freedom and wellbeing of victims of human trafficking, states Kim Stinsman, vice president. Traffickers are able to commit these heinous crimes because people turn a blind eye to human trafficking. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to turn concern into action, and support their community. For more information, visit Breaking Outs website; www.breakingoutcorp.org or call 352-866-224-2888.Saturday, Oct. 12 Blessing of the 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 352854-4509 ext 221.Toys for Tots yard saleToys for Tots annual yard sale will be Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hilton Automotive, 9055 S.W. State Road 200. Proceeds will go to the Marine Corps Leagues Toys for Tots organization. The public is invited. Something for everybody. Youll be helping provide toys for needy children.Barbecue dinner and car showCorvette Club of Marion County and the Ocala Elks Lodge will hold an Old Fashioned Chicken and Pork Barbecue Dinner sale and benefit car show on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ocala Elks Lodge 286 and the Corvette Club of Marion County have joined to raise funds for the following charities: The Florida Elks Children Therapy Services, Interfaith, Backpack Program (food for kids), and the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County. Elks Lodge phone number is 352-732-7091.Party in the ParkOur Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. College Road, Ocala, will hold Party in the Park from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be live music, games, food, and fun for the whole family, and its free. So bring everyone. Call 352-237-2233 for more information.Kiwanis Club plans estate saleThe Friendship Kiwanis Club is holding a gigantic yard sale on the morning of Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon behind the Bank of the Ozarks in the Friendship Plaza, State Road 200. The club has received the contents of two estates containing jewelry, bookcases, chairs, beds, books, dishes, kitchen utensils, end tables, craft items, collectible items, glassware, golf bags and more. The Kiwanis club sponsors youth organizations that provide young people with opportunities to perform community service and to develop leadership skills. Call Bucky Bishop at 352-237-9225, or Jeff Tibbetts at 904-710-4427.Breakfast at Methodist ChurchThe OWUMC community-wide breakfast sponsored by the mens club will be on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat still only $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, phone is 352-854-9550.Sunday, Oct. 13 Polio support group to meetThe North Central Florida Post Polio Support Groups next meeting will be held on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Collins Health Resource Center location 9401 SW Highway 200, Bldg. 300, Suite 303. The program, is Lets Talk About Energy Conservation with Fred, Mike and Rick. Speakers will be Fred Shirley, MS. PT., Mike Toro, Central Mobliity and Rehab Equipment and Rick Parker, Professional Handyman.Jewish Spirit in SongOcalas Temple Beth Shalom cordially invites you to join us as we present Joy Katzen-Guthrie in concert on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom, 1108 N.E. 8th Ave., Ocala. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for age 13 and under. Call Joseph at 352208-3031 for details and reservations or visit www.jewishocala.com. The entertainer is Tampa Bay Cantorial Leader and a recording/concert artist. She will present an afternoon of joyous Jewish music, Shirat HaNefesh, The Jewish Spirit in Song. Centuries of Jewish music and history comes to life through stories and songs of the Diaspora and Israel. Folk and liturgical Hebrew, Chassidic, Yiddish, and popular Jewish songs will bring new insight into Jewish faith, prayer, and experience. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 9, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, October 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 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 is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 000G6GU ARIES ( March 21 to A pril 19) A bid for you to step in and take over an incomplete project could prove to be an excellent learning experience that you can take with you when a new opportunity opens up. T AURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for socializing, both with family and with friends. Your aspects also favor developing new relationships, any or all of which might become especially meaningful. GEM INI ( May 21 to June 20) Your success in handling a recent difficult situation prompts a request to handle another workplace problem. But this is one you should accept only if you get all of the relevant facts. C ANC ER ( June 21 to July 22) New information about a past decision raises some unsettling questions from an old friend. Be prepared to explain your actions fully and, if necessary, to make adjustments. LEO ( July 23 to A ug. 22) This is not a good time to share personal secrets, even with someone youve known for a long while. What you dont reveal now wont come back to haunt you later. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Pushing yourself to meet a project deadline is admirable. But be careful not to leave out important details in your rush to complete your work and send it off. LIB RA ( Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) Watch that you dont take on more than you can handle when offering to help someone with a personal problem. There might be hidden factors you werent told about. SCORP IO (Oct. 23 to N ov 21) That major move youve been considering could come sooner than you expected. Make sure youll be ready with the facts you need when decision time arrives. S AGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to D ec. 21) Languishing relationships can benefit from a break in routine. Get out of the rut and do something new and maybe more than a little unpredictable this weekend. CAP RIC ORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Although you dont think of yourself as a role model, your ability to make a tough decision at this time sets an example for others, who admire your courage. AQUARIUS ( Jan. 20 to Feb 18) You need to move any remaining obstacles out of your way before you can take on a new challenge. Seek advice from close, trusted friends and associates. PI SCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) A career change appears increasingly likely to happen during the next several weeks. Its a good idea to start now to prepare, so you can be ready to make the move when the time comes. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Happ en in gs SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free comm unity newspaper co vering news of comm unities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Ca y, On T op of the W orld, Kingsland Country Estates Countryside F arms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake Woods and Meadows Estates Paddock F arms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherryw ood Estates, Hardw ood T rails Candler Hills, Countr y Oaks, and Harv est Meadows among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Prob lems getting the Citizen: If your comm unity is listed abov e and the Citizen is not deliv ered to your home and you are having troub le getting the paper from box es around the S.R. 200 Corr idor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jag ger s Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Nor thsea Adver tising Sales T om Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manag er John Pro vost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display ad vertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity ne ws and photos must be received b y Fr iday the w eek before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contr ibutions are subject to editing for clarity taste, and style.Member of the Community P apers of Florida

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 9, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, October 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G99O 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART Huge Sale on Batteries Ends Oct. 15, 2013 Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to Veterans l abor & parts excluding batteries BUY SELL TRADE SERVICE FREE pickup within 5 miles 6-V 6-V T605 T605 only $ 519 only $ 519 8-V 8-V T875 T875 only $ 629 only $ 629 12-V 12-V T1275 T1275 only $ 629 only $ 629 6-V 6-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 419 $ 419 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 519 $ 519 2010 EZ GO RXV New Factory Body New DOT tires Fold down tinted wind shield Automatic charger Deluxe Lights Includes: Headlights, Turn Signals, Horn, Brake Lights, Tail Lights, Custom Dash Volt Meter New 10 Mag Wheels Folding Side Mirrors Floor Mat 2010 Club Car Remanufactured AUTHORIZED DEALER Torjan/Electro AUTHORIZED DEALER AUTHORIZED DEALER Torjan/Electro Torjan/Electro Largest Selection In Ocala! Flip Back Seat only $399.00 L ow es t Lowest Pr ic es i n Prices in Oc al a! Ocala! $ 5,995 L IM IT ED LIMITED O FF ER OFFER Custom Seats Custom Dash Complete Sunbrella (custom includes front valance and club protectors) Pin Striping, Names Speed 22-23 mph Sand Box Cooler, Ball Washer Warranty All for Only $ 5,995 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion CF grant helps re-train workers The College of Central Florida has been tapped to oversee a three-year, $10.2million federal grant that will essentially retrain workers displaced by foreign trade. The selection is a testament to CF, and its partnership with Workforce Connection, which no doubt improved its credentials to facilitate the grant. CF will keep $3.2 million for local use with the other $7 million being distributed to seven other state colleges. The project, Florida XCEL-IT, focuses on information technology industries. CF will offer new certificate programs in geographic information systems, mobile device computing, network security, IT communications and automation. The program is essentially an adult retraining opportunity for this area a welcome development for the region that has been hard hit by the economic downturn and slow to recover. Non-traditional students whove been out of the school for some time will have an opportunity to train for high-wage and high-demand careers in information technology. With a program like this, other higher tech businesses will be incentivized to come to this area because we can easily mobilize a specialized workforce to meet their hiring demands. CF, and Workforce Connection, has a major presence in Marion County, so this is an opportunity that can certainly benefit the local workforce. We applaud CF for its efforts in bringing this opportunity to the region and look forward to the opportunities it will provide for our county specifically.Citrus County Chronicle Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY JASON ALDERMAN Special to the MessengerIf youre among the 170 million Americans who receive health insurance through an employer-provided plan, youll probably receive your 2014 open enrollment materials shortly. Although its a pain to wade through all that information, simply opting for your current coverage could be a costly mistake. Heres why: Health insurance has undergone major changes since the 2010 Affordable Care Act was passed, including the elimination of annual and lifetime coverage limits and preexisting conditions exclusions, expanded free preventive care and allowing children up to age 26 to remain on parents plans. In response, many employers have altered their benefit plans. Plus, if your family or income situations have changed since last year, your current plans may no longer be the best match. And, if your employer offers flexible spending accounts and youre not participating, youre leaving a valuable tax break on the table. Heres what to look for when reviewing your benefit options: Carefully compare all costs and features of the different plans offered and note how your existing coverage may be changing next year. Common changes include: Dropped or replaced medical plans. Increased monthly premiums, deductibles and copayment amounts. Revised drug formularies. Favored doctors or hospitals withdrawing from a plans preferred provider network. Changes to the number of allowed visits for specialty care (acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, etc.) If offered, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) can significantly offset the financial impact of medical and dependent care by letting you pay for eligible out-of-pocket expenses on a pre-tax basis; that is, before federal, state and Social Security taxes are deducted from your paycheck. This reduces your taxable income and therefore, your taxes. You can use a healthcare FSA to pay for IRS-allowed medical expenses not covered by your medical, dental or vision plans. Check IRS Publication 502 for allowable expenses. Dependent care FSAs let you use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible expenses related to care for your child, spouse, parent or other dependent incapable of self-care. Heres how FSAs work: Say you earn $42,000 a year. If you contribute $1,000 to a health care FSA and $3,000 for dependent care, your taxable income would be reduced to $38,000. Your resulting net income, after taxes, would be roughly $1,600 more than if you had paid for those expenses on an after-tax basis. Remember these FSA restrictions: Employee contributions are limited to $2,500 a year for health care FSAs and $5,000 for dependent care. Health care and dependent care contributions are not interchangeable. Estimate planned expenses carefully because you must forfeit unused account balances. Some employers 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 young lad growing up in northern New Jersey, my dad took the train to work every day. Hed ride to Weehawken, then catch the ferry for the city. Using the reverse route every late afternoon, he always wanted something to do other than just sit there on the return trip. Therefore, he bought a couple of newspapers. He would get home and plop the New York Daily News and New York JournalAmerican on the table. Also, by that time, the Bergen Evening Record out of Hackensack, N.J., would have arrived. I learned at a very young age to read newspapers. I enjoyed the sports in the News and Journal-American, but mostly I like leafing through the Record, because it gave me news about the area in which I lived. Even at a tender age, I instinctively knew the importance of that. I still do. This is the 73rd annual National Newspaper Week, which is older than I am (but not by too much). It was designed to make people aware of the advantages of newspapers, even before the proliferation of television, and generations before the Internet. Now more than ever, its important to honor that tradition and the constructive role newspapers play in the life of a community. Technology and the world are changing these days at a feverish pace. Information is available at our fingertips in an instant. The opportunities for communication, discussion and opinion have never been greater. Newspapers play an important role in distilling this great cacophony of information and providing sound and accurate context. We help make sense of it all. Its a week to honor newspapers, readers Among Friends Jim Clark We provide readers with news and information they need to live informed and active lives. We offer a list of activities that will keep our readers active and give them the ability to take part in events that can make their stay in Ocala enjoyable. If youre not sure of that, take a look at our Happenings or Community Calendar. The items are arranged by date, so you can refer to the paper all week and find something to do. We offer businesses an opportunity to market their goods and services. We allow people to find places to live, places to work, places to eat, places to get medical help and a place to sell that couch thats been sitting in the basement. Newspapers consistently and reliably provide the most up-to-date, accurate and important news. And our audiences recognize this, rating newspapers as the most trusted of all media forms in a recent Nielsen study. While 56 percent say they trust newspapers, 52 percent trust local television and only 37 percent trust social media. In an area such as this, where social media is not as prolific as in other places, we feel those percentages are even higher here in favor of newspapers. Please see ALDERMAN, Page 11 Slow driver law We were driving last week and suddenly came upon someone doing 35 mph in the left lane of a 50 mph highway. This is just a reminder that it is a violation to drive more than 10 mph under the speed limit in the left lane. In addition to being discourteous to others, its now against the law to drive in that manner. The old saying applies: Keep right except to pass. Please see CLARK, Page 11 Benefit needs may change The Social Activities Committees October meeting held on Oct. 1, focused mainly on plans for the rest of 2013 although there was a considerable discussion about a possible reorganization of the group. Those plans will be discussed more in the future after some pertinent information can be determined. As far as activities for October, November, and December are concerned, it is obvious that there will be many activities for interested people to participate. Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. will be the very popular Koffee Klatch. New neighbors are especially invited to attend this activity as this is a very good time to get to know your neighbors and have a fun morning of conversation. Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. will be the Halloween Pot Luck Dinner. There will be more information forthcoming, but this is always a fun time because of the costumes that some choose to wear. Costumes are not required; however, there will be fun for everyone. Special dates of note for November and December include: Nov. 1Wine and Cheese social hosted by Rachel Muse (RSVP sign-up in Clubhouse) Nov. 12Shopping trip to Orlando. $29 Contact Ann Kulesa Nov. 16Community Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7Fairfield Village Craft Show and Sale. Those interested in reserving a table to display handmade crafts should contact Larry Hansen. Outside vendors will also be displaying their crafts as well. Dec. 21SAC Christmas Party starting at 5 p.m. There will be more information available soon. Since elections for officers for 2014 will be held in December, a nominating committee was chosen to help to determine a slate of candidates. Larry Hansen and Ann Bruno agreed to be in charge of that and asked that anyone who had suggestions or self-nominations please call either Ann or Larry. They will appreciate all help. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we hope that other communities are anticipating an active fall season as we are. Fairfield SAC looking ahead Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Above, from the left, SAC Board members Nina Stiles, Sharon Breeden and Toni Belcher stand while Cecile Gautier offers the opening prayer for the monthly meeting. At left, popular Fairfield Villagers have returned to their Florida home after their summer traveling in Michigan, Ohio, Buffalo, New York, and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. Everyone is happy to welcome Ed and Ann Glassman back to their Florida home.

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The event was attended by about 35 players and consisted of playing several games of Mah Jongg followed by lunch and several more games. For the last six years Elizabeth has been instrumental in bringing the Mah Jongg community together as well as giving free instructions and organizing many successful tournaments. Elizabeth and her husband Aaron will be moving back to Pennsylvania in October and will be missed. (Photos by Kathy Donohue) Farewell for Ocala Palms resident features Mah Jongg Elizabeth is shown with some of her parting gifts. Enjoying the games were Phima Niedzwiecki, Nina Verni, Ralyn Moore and Steph Schrempp. Also enjoying the party are Ramonita Cruz, Sharon Doniger, Sharron Schwartz and Ann Corrigan. More on Page 7 Playing a game at Ocala Palms with Elizabeth Cherulnik are Nako Down, Lyn Coleman and Estelle Siegel. Also attending the party were Cindy Calcaterra and Cecile Kennedy. More from Ocala Palms Monday, Oct.14 Hospice caregivers workshop setJoin Hospice of Marion County on Monday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free workshop celebrating caregivers. Share in activities, food, fun, and new friends. Elder Options Tom Rinkoski will provide tips and tricks to help make your days easier and more efficient. Seating is limited; RSVP to 352-8545200 or dshaffer@hospiceofmarion.com by Oct. 7. Inquire about respite availability. This workshop will take place at the Hospice of Marion County Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and lunch is provided. Tuesday, Oct. 15 Food for Thought luncheonThis fall the Parish Health Ministry team will present their Original Food for Thought Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church starting at 11:30 a.m. Mangala Shetty, MD will speak on Therapies in Pain Management. We request an RSVP by calling 352-3684028.Wednesday, Oct. 16 Garden Club district meeting setThe fall meeting of The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District V will be held Oct. 16 in Ocala at the Agriculture Extension Auditorium at 2332 N.E. Jacksonville Road. The theme of the meeting is Through The Garden Gate-Our Legacy an Our Future. The host is the Pioneer Garden Club. The cost is $21. The deadline for delegates and alternates is Oct. 6, and the deadline for all non voting members is Oct. 9. The registration coffee will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Meets and lunch to follow. For information, call Marge Hendon, 352-216-7479. To register, mail checks to Susie Berrunill, 4048 S.E. 38th Loop, Ocala FL 34480. Make checks payable to Pioneer Garden Club.Presbyterian Womens luncheonThe Presbyterian Womens 25th anniversary fall luncheon will take place at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala in the Founders Hall at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 16. We will have a salad luncheon and each person is asked to bring a salad. For further information, please call the church at 352-237-4633.Thursday, Oct. 17 Duo to visit church lunchCollege Road Baptist Church will have as its luncheon guests the duo of Don and Jill, a wonderful spiritual couple. Everyone is invited, please bring a dish to share. Join us at noon, on Oct. 17 and meet our new pastor, Alan Cotney. The church is at 5010 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). Phone is 352-237-5741.Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Friday, Oct. 18 Bryan Popin Ministries concertChrists Church of Marion County presents a special concert presented by Bryan Popin Ministries of Nashville. Christian concert pianist, singer, worship leader, minister, composer and arranger Bryan Popin ministers energetically and joyfully at the keyboard and virtually transfers joy and inspiration to those in attendance. This is a concert for everyone. You will hear gospel music, country music, Broadway show tunes, movie theme songs, classic music along with Bryans original music. Enjoy the artistry of someone who has worked with Chaka Khan, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw among others. His hit song Falling was the theme song for the movie On the Line. A love offering will be taken. This event is at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the Forever Young Ministry in Christian Fellowship at a pre-concert pizza party sharing pizza, salad, ice cream and beverage at 6:15 p.m. Donations will be received. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org. Good Stuff 000G9P4Junque SaleOcala West United Methodist Church9330 SW 105th St. 845-9550Donations will be accepted at the PODS in the back of the church parking lot on Saturday, 8am til noon Oct. 19. After that, all donations can be made at Stanfield Hall. Please refrain from donating goods that are not operative or unsaleable merchandise. We cannot accept electronic goods such as Printers and Computers. We cannot accept clothing. Bake SaleAll Proceeds donated to charities!Thursday & Friday October 24 & 25, 8am 4pmSaturday Oct. 26, 8am NoonUnbelievable BargainsANNUALOver 20 Years!

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Must have 4 players. 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 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 000G44P Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000G9HK Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 5185 A W. Dunnellon Rd. Dunnellon (352) 489-8040 000G8HU TERMITE & PEST CONTROL STAR WINTERIZE YOUR L AWN Let us spray for insects and strengthen roots, so grass comes back strong in the spring! A farewell Mah Jongg party was held for Ocala Palms resident Elizabeth Cherulnik on Friday at Blanca's Cafe. The event was attended by about 35 players and consisted of playing several games of Mah Jongg followed by lunch and several more games. For the last six years Elizabeth has been instrumental in bringing the Mah Jongg community together as well as giving free instructions and organizing many successful tournaments. Elizabeth and her husband Aaron will be moving back to Pennsylvania in October and will be missed. (Photos by Kathy Donohue) Farewell for Ocala Palms resident features Mah Jongg Elizabeth is shown with some of her parting gifts. Enjoying the games were Phima Niedzwiecki, Nina Verni, Ralyn Moore and Steph Schrempp. Also enjoying the party are Ramonita Cruz, Sharon Doniger, Sharron Schwartz and Ann Corrigan. More on Page 7 Playing a game at Ocala Palms with Elizabeth Cherulnik are Nako Down, Lyn Coleman and Estelle Siegel. Also attending the party were Cindy Calcaterra and Cecile Kennedy. More from Ocala Palms Monday, Oct.14 Hospice caregivers workshop setJoin Hospice of Marion County on Monday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a free workshop celebrating caregivers. Share in activities, food, fun, and new friends. Elder Options Tom Rinkoski will provide tips and tricks to help make your days easier and more efficient. Seating is limited; RSVP to 352-8545200 or dshaffer@hospiceofmarion.com by Oct. 7. Inquire about respite availability. This workshop will take place at the Hospice of Marion County Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave., Ocala. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and lunch is provided. Tuesday, Oct. 15 Food for Thought luncheonThis fall the Parish Health Ministry team will present their Original Food for Thought Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church starting at 11:30 a.m. Mangala Shetty, MD will speak on Therapies in Pain Management. We request an RSVP by calling 352-3684028.Wednesday, Oct. 16 Garden Club district meeting setThe fall meeting of The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District V will be held Oct. 16 in Ocala at the Agriculture Extension Auditorium at 2332 N.E. Jacksonville Road. The theme of the meeting is Through The Garden Gate-Our Legacy an Our Future. The host is the Pioneer Garden Club. The cost is $21. The deadline for delegates and alternates is Oct. 6, and the deadline for all non voting members is Oct. 9. The registration coffee will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Meets and lunch to follow. For information, call Marge Hendon, 352-216-7479. To register, mail checks to Susie Berrunill, 4048 S.E. 38th Loop, Ocala FL 34480. Make checks payable to Pioneer Garden Club.Presbyterian Womens luncheonThe Presbyterian Womens 25th anniversary fall luncheon will take place at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala in the Founders Hall at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 16. We will have a salad luncheon and each person is asked to bring a salad. For further information, please call the church at 352-237-4633.Thursday, Oct. 17 Duo to visit church lunchCollege Road Baptist Church will have as its luncheon guests the duo of Don and Jill, a wonderful spiritual couple. Everyone is invited, please bring a dish to share. Join us at noon, on Oct. 17 and meet our new pastor, Alan Cotney. The church is at 5010 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). Phone is 352-237-5741.Air Force Association to meetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its next monthly meeting on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. For more information call Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Friday, Oct. 18 Bryan Popin Ministries concertChrists Church of Marion County presents a special concert presented by Bryan Popin Ministries of Nashville. Christian concert pianist, singer, worship leader, minister, composer and arranger Bryan Popin ministers energetically and joyfully at the keyboard and virtually transfers joy and inspiration to those in attendance. This is a concert for everyone. You will hear gospel music, country music, Broadway show tunes, movie theme songs, classic music along with Bryans original music. Enjoy the artistry of someone who has worked with Chaka Khan, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw among others. His hit song Falling was the theme song for the movie On the Line. A love offering will be taken. This event is at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to join the Forever Young Ministry in Christian Fellowship at a pre-concert pizza party sharing pizza, salad, ice cream and beverage at 6:15 p.m. Donations will be received. Christs Church of Marion County is at 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org. Good Stuff 000G9P4Junque SaleOcala West United Methodist Church9330 SW 105th St. 845-9550Donations will be accepted at the PODS in the back of the church parking lot on Saturday, 8am til noon Oct. 19. After that, all donations can be made at Stanfield Hall. Please refrain from donating goods that are not operative or unsaleable merchandise. We cannot accept electronic goods such as Printers and Computers. We cannot accept clothing. Bake SaleAll Proceeds donated to charities!Thursday & Friday October 24 & 25, 8am 4pmSaturday Oct. 26, 8am NoonUnbelievable BargainsANNUALOver 20 Years!

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 9, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, October 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G99O 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART Huge Sale on Batteries Ends Oct. 15, 2013 Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to Veterans l abor & parts excluding batteries BUY SELL TRADE SERVICE FREE pickup within 5 miles 6-V 6-V T605 T605 only $ 519 only $ 519 8-V 8-V T875 T875 only $ 629 only $ 629 12-V 12-V T1275 T1275 only $ 629 only $ 629 6-V 6-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 419 $ 419 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 519 $ 519 2010 EZ GO RXV New Factory Body New DOT tires Fold down tinted wind shield Automatic charger Deluxe Lights Includes: Headlights, Turn Signals, Horn, Brake Lights, Tail Lights, Custom Dash Volt Meter New 10 Mag Wheels Folding Side Mirrors Floor Mat 2010 Club Car Remanufactured AUTHORIZED DEALER Torjan/Electro AUTHORIZED DEALER AUTHORIZED DEALER Torjan/Electro Torjan/Electro Largest Selection In Ocala! Flip Back Seat only $399.00 L ow es t Lowest Pr ic es i n Prices in Oc al a! Ocala! $ 5,995 L IM IT ED LIMITED O FF ER OFFER Custom Seats Custom Dash Complete Sunbrella (custom includes front valance and club protectors) Pin Striping, Names Speed 22-23 mph Sand Box Cooler, Ball Washer Warranty All for Only $ 5,995 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion CF grant helps re-train workers The College of Central Florida has been tapped to oversee a three-year, $10.2million federal grant that will essentially retrain workers displaced by foreign trade. The selection is a testament to CF, and its partnership with Workforce Connection, which no doubt improved its credentials to facilitate the grant. CF will keep $3.2 million for local use with the other $7 million being distributed to seven other state colleges. The project, Florida XCEL-IT, focuses on information technology industries. CF will offer new certificate programs in geographic information systems, mobile device computing, network security, IT communications and automation. The program is essentially an adult retraining opportunity for this area a welcome development for the region that has been hard hit by the economic downturn and slow to recover. Non-traditional students whove been out of the school for some time will have an opportunity to train for high-wage and high-demand careers in information technology. With a program like this, other higher tech businesses will be incentivized to come to this area because we can easily mobilize a specialized workforce to meet their hiring demands. CF, and Workforce Connection, has a major presence in Marion County, so this is an opportunity that can certainly benefit the local workforce. We applaud CF for its efforts in bringing this opportunity to the region and look forward to the opportunities it will provide for our county specifically.Citrus County Chronicle Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY JASON ALDERMAN Special to the MessengerIf youre among the 170 million Americans who receive health insurance through an employer-provided plan, youll probably receive your 2014 open enrollment materials shortly. Although its a pain to wade through all that information, simply opting for your current coverage could be a costly mistake. Heres why: Health insurance has undergone major changes since the 2010 Affordable Care Act was passed, including the elimination of annual and lifetime coverage limits and preexisting conditions exclusions, expanded free preventive care and allowing children up to age 26 to remain on parents plans. In response, many employers have altered their benefit plans. Plus, if your family or income situations have changed since last year, your current plans may no longer be the best match. And, if your employer offers flexible spending accounts and youre not participating, youre leaving a valuable tax break on the table. Heres what to look for when reviewing your benefit options: Carefully compare all costs and features of the different plans offered and note how your existing coverage may be changing next year. Common changes include: Dropped or replaced medical plans. Increased monthly premiums, deductibles and copayment amounts. Revised drug formularies. Favored doctors or hospitals withdrawing from a plans preferred provider network. Changes to the number of allowed visits for specialty care (acupuncture, chiropractic, physical therapy, etc.) If offered, healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts (FSAs) can significantly offset the financial impact of medical and dependent care by letting you pay for eligible out-of-pocket expenses on a pre-tax basis; that is, before federal, state and Social Security taxes are deducted from your paycheck. This reduces your taxable income and therefore, your taxes. You can use a healthcare FSA to pay for IRS-allowed medical expenses not covered by your medical, dental or vision plans. Check IRS Publication 502 for allowable expenses. Dependent care FSAs let you use pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible expenses related to care for your child, spouse, parent or other dependent incapable of self-care. Heres how FSAs work: Say you earn $42,000 a year. If you contribute $1,000 to a health care FSA and $3,000 for dependent care, your taxable income would be reduced to $38,000. Your resulting net income, after taxes, would be roughly $1,600 more than if you had paid for those expenses on an after-tax basis. Remember these FSA restrictions: Employee contributions are limited to $2,500 a year for health care FSAs and $5,000 for dependent care. Health care and dependent care contributions are not interchangeable. Estimate planned expenses carefully because you must forfeit unused account balances. Some employers 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 young lad growing up in northern New Jersey, my dad took the train to work every day. Hed ride to Weehawken, then catch the ferry for the city. Using the reverse route every late afternoon, he always wanted something to do other than just sit there on the return trip. Therefore, he bought a couple of newspapers. He would get home and plop the New York Daily News and New York JournalAmerican on the table. Also, by that time, the Bergen Evening Record out of Hackensack, N.J., would have arrived. I learned at a very young age to read newspapers. I enjoyed the sports in the News and Journal-American, but mostly I like leafing through the Record, because it gave me news about the area in which I lived. Even at a tender age, I instinctively knew the importance of that. I still do. This is the 73rd annual National Newspaper Week, which is older than I am (but not by too much). It was designed to make people aware of the advantages of newspapers, even before the proliferation of television, and generations before the Internet. Now more than ever, its important to honor that tradition and the constructive role newspapers play in the life of a community. Technology and the world are changing these days at a feverish pace. Information is available at our fingertips in an instant. The opportunities for communication, discussion and opinion have never been greater. Newspapers play an important role in distilling this great cacophony of information and providing sound and accurate context. We help make sense of it all. Its a week to honor newspapers, readers Among Friends Jim Clark We provide readers with news and information they need to live informed and active lives. We offer a list of activities that will keep our readers active and give them the ability to take part in events that can make their stay in Ocala enjoyable. If youre not sure of that, take a look at our Happenings or Community Calendar. The items are arranged by date, so you can refer to the paper all week and find something to do. We offer businesses an opportunity to market their goods and services. We allow people to find places to live, places to work, places to eat, places to get medical help and a place to sell that couch thats been sitting in the basement. Newspapers consistently and reliably provide the most up-to-date, accurate and important news. And our audiences recognize this, rating newspapers as the most trusted of all media forms in a recent Nielsen study. While 56 percent say they trust newspapers, 52 percent trust local television and only 37 percent trust social media. In an area such as this, where social media is not as prolific as in other places, we feel those percentages are even higher here in favor of newspapers. Please see ALDERMAN, Page 11 Slow driver law We were driving last week and suddenly came upon someone doing 35 mph in the left lane of a 50 mph highway. This is just a reminder that it is a violation to drive more than 10 mph under the speed limit in the left lane. In addition to being discourteous to others, its now against the law to drive in that manner. The old saying applies: Keep right except to pass. Please see CLARK, Page 11 Benefit needs may change The Social Activities Committees October meeting held on Oct. 1, focused mainly on plans for the rest of 2013 although there was a considerable discussion about a possible reorganization of the group. Those plans will be discussed more in the future after some pertinent information can be determined. As far as activities for October, November, and December are concerned, it is obvious that there will be many activities for interested people to participate. Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. will be the very popular Koffee Klatch. New neighbors are especially invited to attend this activity as this is a very good time to get to know your neighbors and have a fun morning of conversation. Saturday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. will be the Halloween Pot Luck Dinner. There will be more information forthcoming, but this is always a fun time because of the costumes that some choose to wear. Costumes are not required; however, there will be fun for everyone. Special dates of note for November and December include: Nov. 1Wine and Cheese social hosted by Rachel Muse (RSVP sign-up in Clubhouse) Nov. 12Shopping trip to Orlando. $29 Contact Ann Kulesa Nov. 16Community Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 7Fairfield Village Craft Show and Sale. Those interested in reserving a table to display handmade crafts should contact Larry Hansen. Outside vendors will also be displaying their crafts as well. Dec. 21SAC Christmas Party starting at 5 p.m. There will be more information available soon. Since elections for officers for 2014 will be held in December, a nominating committee was chosen to help to determine a slate of candidates. Larry Hansen and Ann Bruno agreed to be in charge of that and asked that anyone who had suggestions or self-nominations please call either Ann or Larry. They will appreciate all help. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, we hope that other communities are anticipating an active fall season as we are. Fairfield SAC looking ahead Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Above, from the left, SAC Board members Nina Stiles, Sharon Breeden and Toni Belcher stand while Cecile Gautier offers the opening prayer for the monthly meeting. At left, popular Fairfield Villagers have returned to their Florida home after their summer traveling in Michigan, Ohio, Buffalo, New York, and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. Everyone is happy to welcome Ed and Ann Glassman back to their Florida home.

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Thursday, Oct. 10 City plans charter sessionsThe city of Ocala will be hosting two city charter referendum information sessions on Thursday, Oct. 10 in Council Chambers at City Hall, 110 S.E. Watula Ave. The first session is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. and the second from 2 to 3 p.m. These sessions are free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend these sessions, charter information can also be obtained on the Citys Website at www.Ocalafl.org. General election day is Tuesday, Oct. 15.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. Baptist Church plans trip College Road Baptist Church is planning a bus trip to see and hear the Gaithers in Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Oct. 11 through the 13th. We are inviting individuals and groups to join us. We will leave on Friday morning the 11th, returning the afternoon of the 13th. Total cost, including transportation, performances, and motel will be $350. Call our office or come in to make your reservation at 5010 S.W. College Road, Ocala. Phone is 352-237-5741. Dont miss out on the wonderful fellowship we have on our trips.Trafficking group sets golf eventBreaking Out is a privately funded Human Trafficking Prevention organization that goes beyond awareness and assisting victims. Breaking Out is a rescue and recovery group that proactively works worldwide to rescue victims from slavery and return them home. Breaking Out will be hosting a 4-man scramble golf tournament, with a variety of prizes, contests and competition for golfer of all levels, on Oct. 11 at Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala. We wanted this annual event to be special, comments James Barnes, Breaking Outs Founder, Ocala Golf Clubs championship 18-hole course is as spectacular to play as is its beautiful surroundings. From the greens to the restaurant, its a special place. Ocala Golf Club has been tremendously supportive of our cause and mission, and we are eternally grateful. Each dollar raised will go to supporting operations that have a direct effect on the freedom and wellbeing of victims of human trafficking, states Kim Stinsman, vice president. Traffickers are able to commit these heinous crimes because people turn a blind eye to human trafficking. This is a fantastic opportunity for people to turn concern into action, and support their community. For more information, visit Breaking Outs website; www.breakingoutcorp.org or call 352-866-224-2888.Saturday, Oct. 12 Blessing of the 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 352854-4509 ext 221.Toys for Tots yard saleToys for Tots annual yard sale will be Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hilton Automotive, 9055 S.W. State Road 200. Proceeds will go to the Marine Corps Leagues Toys for Tots organization. The public is invited. Something for everybody. Youll be helping provide toys for needy children.Barbecue dinner and car showCorvette Club of Marion County and the Ocala Elks Lodge will hold an Old Fashioned Chicken and Pork Barbecue Dinner sale and benefit car show on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th Ave., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Ocala Elks Lodge 286 and the Corvette Club of Marion County have joined to raise funds for the following charities: The Florida Elks Children Therapy Services, Interfaith, Backpack Program (food for kids), and the Boys and Girls Club of Marion County. Elks Lodge phone number is 352-732-7091.Party in the ParkOur Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5200 S.W. College Road, Ocala, will hold Party in the Park from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be live music, games, food, and fun for the whole family, and its free. So bring everyone. Call 352-237-2233 for more information.Kiwanis Club plans estate saleThe Friendship Kiwanis Club is holding a gigantic yard sale on the morning of Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to noon behind the Bank of the Ozarks in the Friendship Plaza, State Road 200. The club has received the contents of two estates containing jewelry, bookcases, chairs, beds, books, dishes, kitchen utensils, end tables, craft items, collectible items, glassware, golf bags and more. The Kiwanis club sponsors youth organizations that provide young people with opportunities to perform community service and to develop leadership skills. Call Bucky Bishop at 352-237-9225, or Jeff Tibbetts at 904-710-4427.Breakfast at Methodist ChurchThe OWUMC community-wide breakfast sponsored by the mens club will be on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat still only $5. Ocala West United Methodist Church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, phone is 352-854-9550.Sunday, Oct. 13 Polio support group to meetThe North Central Florida Post Polio Support Groups next meeting will be held on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. in the Collins Health Resource Center location 9401 SW Highway 200, Bldg. 300, Suite 303. The program, is Lets Talk About Energy Conservation with Fred, Mike and Rick. Speakers will be Fred Shirley, MS. PT., Mike Toro, Central Mobliity and Rehab Equipment and Rick Parker, Professional Handyman.Jewish Spirit in SongOcalas Temple Beth Shalom cordially invites you to join us as we present Joy Katzen-Guthrie in concert on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3:30 p.m. at Temple Beth Shalom, 1108 N.E. 8th Ave., Ocala. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for age 13 and under. Call Joseph at 352208-3031 for details and reservations or visit www.jewishocala.com. The entertainer is Tampa Bay Cantorial Leader and a recording/concert artist. She will present an afternoon of joyous Jewish music, Shirat HaNefesh, The Jewish Spirit in Song. Centuries of Jewish music and history comes to life through stories and songs of the Diaspora and Israel. Folk and liturgical Hebrew, Chassidic, Yiddish, and popular Jewish songs will bring new insight into Jewish faith, prayer, and experience. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 9, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, October 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 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 is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 000G6GU ARIES ( March 21 to A pril 19) A bid for you to step in and take over an incomplete project could prove to be an excellent learning experience that you can take with you when a new opportunity opens up. T AURUS (April 20 to May 20) Its a good time for socializing, both with family and with friends. Your aspects also favor developing new relationships, any or all of which might become especially meaningful. GEM INI ( May 21 to June 20) Your success in handling a recent difficult situation prompts a request to handle another workplace problem. But this is one you should accept only if you get all of the relevant facts. C ANC ER ( June 21 to July 22) New information about a past decision raises some unsettling questions from an old friend. Be prepared to explain your actions fully and, if necessary, to make adjustments. LEO ( July 23 to A ug. 22) This is not a good time to share personal secrets, even with someone youve known for a long while. What you dont reveal now wont come back to haunt you later. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Pushing yourself to meet a project deadline is admirable. But be careful not to leave out important details in your rush to complete your work and send it off. LIB RA ( Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) Watch that you dont take on more than you can handle when offering to help someone with a personal problem. There might be hidden factors you werent told about. SCORP IO (Oct. 23 to N ov 21) That major move youve been considering could come sooner than you expected. Make sure youll be ready with the facts you need when decision time arrives. S AGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to D ec. 21) Languishing relationships can benefit from a break in routine. Get out of the rut and do something new and maybe more than a little unpredictable this weekend. CAP RIC ORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Although you dont think of yourself as a role model, your ability to make a tough decision at this time sets an example for others, who admire your courage. AQUARIUS ( Jan. 20 to Feb 18) You need to move any remaining obstacles out of your way before you can take on a new challenge. Seek advice from close, trusted friends and associates. PI SCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) A career change appears increasingly likely to happen during the next several weeks. Its a good idea to start now to prepare, so you can be ready to make the move when the time comes. 2013 King Features Synd., Inc. Happ en in gs SOUTH MARION Citizen The South Marion Citizen is a free comm unity newspaper co vering news of comm unities in southwest Marion County including Oak Run, Pine Run, Palm Ca y, On T op of the W orld, Kingsland Country Estates Countryside F arms, Marion Landing, Majestic Oaks, Hidden Lake Woods and Meadows Estates Paddock F arms, Saddle Oak Club, Deer Creek, Cherryw ood Estates, Hardw ood T rails Candler Hills, Countr y Oaks, and Harv est Meadows among others. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Prob lems getting the Citizen: If your comm unity is listed abov e and the Citizen is not deliv ered to your home and you are having troub le getting the paper from box es around the S.R. 200 Corr idor, call 854-3986CONTACT INFORMATION(352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 854-9277 8810 S.W. State Road 200, Suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481 EditorJim Clark Circulation Barbara Jag ger s Inside Sales/Office Coordinator -Michel Nor thsea Adver tising Sales T om Rapplean and Kristy Kaigan General Manag er John Pro vost Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Deadline for classified ads :Deadline for display ad vertising : Tuesday 4 p.m. before publicationMonday 5 p.m. before publication READER SERVICES I want to get news in the Citizen.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@smcitizen.comCommunity ne ws and photos must be received b y Fr iday the w eek before publication. Mail and photos may be left at the Citizenoffice in Kingsland Plaza. All contr ibutions are subject to editing for clarity taste, and style.Member of the Community P apers of Florida

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I awoke last Tuesday with a strange feeling I had missed something. Not only that, but I was shivering like a polar bear without his pajamas. I knew something was wrong but to put my finger on it was just too early in the morning for me. I like starting my days slowly. At my age just getting up is quite an accomplishment. I felt my forehead to see if I had a fever. I found my forehead easily enough, just above my eyes, but I can never tell if I am hot, cold or lukewarm. The condition progressed to such a degree I had to swallow my pride and inquiry of the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She can look at me and tell me if I am sick or not. Usually, Im sick. So I approached her and said, Am I sick or what? Quick as a wink she said, Off the top of my head I would say you are or what. And this was just the beginning of my day. Then my wife looked at me and said, Why do you ask? So I explained to her about the feeling I had that something was missing and on top of that, I could not stop shivering. She felt my forehead to see if I had a fever, and I did not. When she turned her back on me, I was tempted to stick out my tongue and say AHH. Well, she said, youre not sick and I dont understand how you could be cold. I looked aimlessly out the window and began to shiver more. It looks like its cold out there, I complained. My wife looked at me with one of those looks that every husband knows and fears, and said, It should be cold outside, its winter, for Petes sake. Winter? What happened to summer? Oh you silly boy, my wife chuckled, summers over and winters brewing. I just stared out the window at the bleakness of the morning, wondering where in the world summer went. At the moment, it did not seem possible to me that summer was over. Is not that the way things go? Just as soon as you get used to something, it is over. I suppose it is because a person becomes so busy doing the mundane daily things he fails to consider the whole picture. If you do not enjoy what you are doing right now, one day you will look back and wonder where in the world it disappeared. At my age, it seems that looking back has become quite a career. I remember when I was young the old folks used to say, I remember the good old days. Ive often wondered what they were talking about. Now I know. When I was young, my whole life was looking forward, but now that I am old, I spend part of my time looking at the rearview mirror. That is the wonderful advantage of getting older. When you are young, you do not have anything to look back to. The older you get the more you have to look back on. I have a few things I reflect on. One is the memories I have made throughout the years. Often when my wife and I are sitting together one of us will say, Do you remember when...? Then one of us will recite a wonderful memory from the past and have a good laugh together. Maybe this is why older people laugh so much. I know it is why I laugh a lot.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 9, 2013 3 10 W ednesday, October 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO ADVERTISECall854-3986 ADVERTISING 000G19V COMPUTER REPAIR COMPUTER PROBLEMS SOLVED Your home or business 7 days a week. Microsoft certified engineer. 30 years experience. 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Contest Awards, Dinners, Music CDs & More Gene 352-615-9885 thegenemartinshow@yahoo.com Listen online 24/7 thegenemartinshow.com 000G924 Saturdays 8 AM to 6 PM On Daystar 89.5 FM WKSG GENE MARTIN AND FRIENDS! George Samuels Pete King (UK) Hans Jeff Borger Don Kennedy The Very Best in Adult Music Standards 000G6H9 As we are drawing close to the end of the year, its time for the annual elections for board members for both the QMPOA and the QMRPOA. We need new people on both of these boards. There are four openings on the Property Owners board. If you would like more information about serving on this board please come to the Clubhouse on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 2 p.m. Likewise, the Recreation board will have two openings next year. More information regarding serving on the QMRPOA board will be available at the information meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. This meeting will also be at the Clubhouse. Several residents have asked about the community garage/yard sale it will be on Saturday, Nov. 2. There will be more about this later. Attention all ladies of Quail Meadow: The October luncheon is this Friday at The Olive Garden Restaurant. Please make your reservation with Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin. October is recognized nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness month. Many of us have known someone who has had this dreadful disease. There are still women who wont go for a mammogram for fear of finding out they have cancer, or they have heard that it will hurt. Granted, it isnt the most comfortable test in the world, but its better to undergo the yearly test and know you are cancer free, or if there is a question about a spot, find it early and take care of it. As a 23-year survivor I strongly urge you to have your yearly exam. Remember the little jingle: In fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue? Just think, 521 years ago on Oct. 12, Christopher Columbus landed in the Bahamas. The Italian-born explorer was backed by the Spanish monarchs King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Columbus set sail in September 1492. He intended to chart a western sea route to China, India and the islands of Asia known to have gold and rich spices. Instead, he landed in the Bahamas, becoming the first European to explore the Americas since the Vikings set up colonies in Greenland and Newfoundland during the 10th century. Later in October, Columbus sighted Cuba and believed it was mainland China. In December the expedition found Hispaniola, which he thought might be Japan. There, with 39 of his men, he established Spains first colony in the Americas. In March 1493, the explorer returned to Spain in triumph, bearing gold, spices and Indian captives. By his third journey, he realized that he hadnt reached Asia but instead had stumbled upon a continent previously unknown to Europeans. Christopher Columbus died in 1506. Columbus Day is celebrated each year on the second Monday in October. Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937. In 1892 President Benjamin Harrison called upon the people of the United States to celebrate Columbus Day on the 400th anniversary of the event. During this anniversary, teachers, preachers, poets and politicians used Columbus Day rituals to teach ideals of patriotism. In April 1934, as a result of lobbying by the Knights of Columbus, Congress and President Franklin D. Roosevelt made Oct. 12 a federal holiday under the name Columbus Day. The traditional date of the holiday also adjoins the anniversary of the United States Navy (founded Oct. 13, 1775), and thus both occasions are customarily observed by the Navy (and usually the Marine Corps as well) with either a 72 or 96-hour liberty period. Hawaii, Alaska, and South Dakota are the three U.S. states that do not recognize Columbus Day at all; although Hawaii and South Dakota mark the day with an alternative holiday or observance. Hawaii celebrates Discoverers Day, which commemorates the Polynesian discoverers of Hawaii on the same date. South Dakota celebrates the day as an official state holiday known as Native American Day rather than Columbus Day. In 1970, Columbus Day was officially assigned the second Monday of October. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct. 30! This is the date of the Halloween Spooktacular pot luck dinner at the clubhouse. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Following the dinner we will be entertained by R Music For You. There is no charge for this evening of entertainment and no reservations are needed. Quail Meadow to prepare for Board elections Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb The summer has disappeared in my rearview mirror One of the wonderful things about a persons memory is that it is personal. I will not say that I enhance my memories, of course I do, but I will not confess to it. If it is my memory I should be able to recite it any which way I please. I particularly enjoy those memories that I share with no one else. Because then, I have the freedom to remember it any which way I please. I once listened to a very old woman share memories of her childhood. At the time, she was in her early 90s. As I drove away from listening to her I thought to myself, I wonder how much of those memories were really true. Then again, they were her memories not mine. Who am I to judge? Also in looking back, there are those things we refer to as regrets. I suppose everybody tries to live in such a way to keep regrets to a minimum. I have a long list of things I regret doing or saying or not doing or not saying. The one category of regrets I have are those things that I have done that my wife knows about. Talk about memory? This brings up the difference between a husband and a wife. A husband cannot remember anything and his wife cannot forget anything. But between the two, they lick the platter clean. The apostle Paul practiced the fine art of forgetting. He wrote, Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14 KJV). My rearview mirror is full and the temptation is to focus solely on them missing the scenery in front of me.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 10 PASTORcontinued from Page 3 Saturday, Oct 19 Pig-nic at First CongregationalThe third annual Pig-nic at First Congregational UCC (7171 S.W. State Road 200) is set for Saturday, Oct. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Enrichment Center. The menu includes pulled barbecued pork, chips and a drink for adults ($7); and hot dogs, chips and a drink ($3 for kids under 9) baked beans and coleslaw for everyone. Ice cream sundaes will be available for $1. Entertainment and activities include a police K-9 demonstration; OTOWs DClowns; golf lob-wedge competition; a story-telling corner; face painting, balloons and temporary tattoos. Tickets are available at the church office (Tues.-Thur., 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), and at the door. Marion Landing craft fairThe annual Marion Landing Craft Fair will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. to noon in the communitys Lifestyle Center at 8601 S.W. 65th Ave. Road across from Queen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200. Created by our resident crafters, handcrafted items for sale will include jewelry, quilts, greeting cards, floral arrangements, handbags, home dcor, paintings, lighted wine bottles, macram, wall hangings, unique gifts and holiday items. Coffee/tea and donuts will be available for a nominal price. Admission to the craft fair is free and it is open to the public. No pets, please. For more information, call 352-237-7152.Joy Lutheran yard, bake saleJoy Lutheran Church, Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual indoor yard sale and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, gardening equipment and sports related items. Kitchen and house wares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon, or anytime during the day on Thursday or Friday, Oct. 17-18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Mark your calendar for this well-known favorite community event and join us for a fun-filled day. For more information, call Edie Heinzen (352-8547817) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (352854-0660) regarding the yard sale.Vendors wanted for yard saleThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is holding a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks located in the Friendship Plaza on State Road 200. Space rental will be $15 and you must provide your own tables and set-up. Hot dogs will be available for purchase. For more info and reservations call Lion Bob Melnick, at 352-861-2730. All proceeds will benefit community projects.Jazz Society offers music, dancingThe Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. Admission is $3. For more info call Diana, 352-237-0234.Monday, Oct. 21 Legion post to meetThe Ralph J. Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352-322-5966.Thursday, Oct. 24 Three-day junque saleOcala West United Methodist Mens Club will hold its annual Junque Sale on Oct. 24, 25 and 26 at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. 9330 SW 105th St. Ocala. The club will accept donations for this large charitable fund raiser at storage pods in church parking lot beginning Thursday, Sept. 5 and every Tuesday and Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 17 and every Saturday from Sept. 7 through oct. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. This event has been held for more than 20 years. Clothing cannot be accepted. Phone number is 352-854-9550.Saturday, Oct. 26 Book sale for SPCAA book sale to benefit the SPCA will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Winn-Dixie from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be 25 and 50-cent books.Sunday, Oct. 27 German American Club picnicThe German American Club of Marion County will host a picnic on Sunday, Oct. 27, at noon, in Coehadjoe Park. German American food will be prepared by club members and served buffet style. Please bring a dish to share and your own snacks. Music will be provided by Bavarian Oskar. Tickets purchased before the picnic are $7 per member or $10 per non-member. Tickets purchased on the day of the picnic are $9 per member or $12 per non-member. For tickets, call Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Tuesday, Oct. 29 Breast Cancer Support GroupThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in room 235 (Chapel/Multipurpose Room). 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 9, 2013 11 2 W ednesday, October 9, 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 effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... 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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 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 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 TAMPAAIRPORT. Pre-p ay by Credit Card. Licensed & insured. 352-327-7420 INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail We want to thank Marion County for their support! Im going to see Jewel on Thursday! Yes, Id like a glass of juice, please. Im thirsty! Let the experts at NuTech Hearing help you discover the best hearing dev ises at th e lowest prices! Were here for you! Visit us in person or at www.nutechhearing.com Sound familiar? In the United States alone, 36 million adults have some degree of hearing loss. In recent years, more and more people have opted for a modern hearing system. Thanks to enormous advances in hearing aid technology, its now easier than ever to hear what youve been missing! Annual Hearing Test: SMART Free Annual Hearing Test: GENIUS If you want to pay more for better hearing... THATS YOUR BUSINESS! If you want to pay less... THATS OUR BUSINESS! Call today for a FREE Consultation FREE Test Dates are available from October 9-16, 2013 000G7BH OCALA EAST 352-671-2999 3405 SW College Rd. Suite 207 Next to Red Lobster in Colours Plaza NEW LOCATION CALL NOW! Stop In & Say Hello! Newspapers have always been the cornerstone of our society, and that did not change with the digital revolution. Ever since the Philadelphia Evening Post first published the Declaration of Independence, our newspapers have continued to unite us as communities. The Internet has changed the reading habits of some people, but many still prefer the actual print copy of the newspaper. They realize there are some things that are hard to find in cyberspace, but you can easily open the paper to the puzzle page, and find challenges there, to the opinion page, which you have the right to agree with or not, to the classified ads, to say nothing of some of the other local advertising, some of it in bright color. In our case, the newspaper can sit on your coffee table for a week, and still be relevant, and thats a benefit to advertisers. This, of course, is in addition to the regular news provided about the communities in which you live by dedicated columnists who gather and write the information. So the next time someone tells you newspapers are dying, youd be honest to tell them, Not here. Your community weekly newspaper is alive and well. And we thank you for doing what you are doing right now reading the news. That can help make you an important part of the area in which you live.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Some of the material in this column was taken from the Newspaper Association of America. CLARKcontinued from Page 8 offer a grace period of up to 2 months after the end of the plan year to incur expenses, but thats not mandatory, so check your companys policy. Outside of open enrollment, you can only make midyear FSA changes after a major life or family status change (marriage, divorce, death of a spouse, birth or adoption, etc.) If one occurs mid-year, re-jigger your FSAs accordingly for maximum savings. You must re-enroll in FSAs each year amounts dont carry over from year to year. Compare your employers plans alongside those offered by your spouses employer, particularly when deciding where to insure your children. Also remember that if you marry, divorce, or gain or lose dependents, it could impact the type and cost of your coverage options. Its worth spending a few minutes to review your benefit coverage options for next year, especially when you consider the potential financial consequences.Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. ALDERMANcontinued from Page 8 Recycling hoursMarion County Solid Waste is adjusting its recycling center hours to be open longer on Fridays and to close earlier on Sunday evenings, accommodating citizen requests and busier times of day. Beginning Nov. 1, the new hours will be as follows: Baseline Recycling Center (located at the landfill) Monday-Thursday and Saturday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All other recycling centers Monday, Wednesday and Saturday 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Closed

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INDEX Quail Meadow......3 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Ocala Palms........6 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 29 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, October 9, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G7G6 200 office to closeBY JIM CLARK EditorThe location of the production office of theSouth Marion Citizenand West Marion Messengeris going to change, our parent company, Citrus Publishing Inc. of Crystal River, has announced. Effective Oct. 30, the Citizen and Messenger office on State Road 200 will close. Its an economic decision with some of the functions being moved to the office at 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Dunnellon. Our company owns the building in Dunnellon, so the move will eliminate the need to pay rent for the current office in Kingsland Plaza at 8810 State Road 200. Staff members will be assigned to other locations, but will still be available by e-mail and telephone. Coverage of the news on the Corridor will continue as usual Within the next couple of weeks, we will publish the new phone numbers. There will be a separate number for news content, and another number for all other departments, including advertising and delivery. The important thing is that your South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger are not changing. The content will stay the same, the advertising will stay the same, the delivery method will stay the same, even the e-mail will stay the same. PHOTOS BY JIM CLARKHonoring deceased veteransThe Ride Home is an annual event for POWs and MIA families, offering a weekend of honor and recognition commensurate with their extraordinary courage and valor. At Saturdays quarterly reading of deceased vets names, this trio wearing POW-MIA and Ride Home vests stood when a former POWs name was read. Above, the Daughters of the American Revolution did the readings. At right, Belleview High presented the colors. The South Marion Citizenand the West Marion Messengerare seeking your input to help us do something special the week ending Nov. 22, which is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. We want to hear from you about where you were, what you were doing, how you felt, etc., when you got the news that fateful day. Were also interested in hearing from some people on how you think that day changed the world we live in, what effect it had on our future. Not every response has to answer every question. Just send us whatever information you wish to provide, including what you remember about JFK. Please e-mail your story and any photos you might have to editor@smcitizen.com. Photos should be JPG attachments, text may be Word attachments or pasted in the body of the e-mail. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 14. Thank you for your cooperation and interest. Memories of JFK 50 years ago Fire Prevention WeekFire Prevention Week is this week, and firefighters with Ocala Fire Rescue plan on visiting dozens of our schools this month. Fire Prevention Week is held annually in October in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire which occurred in 1871. In the photo, firefighter Chris Hickman teaches children at Happy Hearts school today not to be afraid of firefighters wearing fire gear. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Attorney General Pam Bondi announced that the state has filed suit against Georgia to stop what it says is its unchecked and growing consumption of water that continues to harm the families of Northwest Florida. Scott said, Georgia has refused to fairly share the waters that flow between our two states, so to stop Georgias unmitigated consumption of water we have brought the matter before the U.S. Supreme Court. Georgias over-consumption of water threatens the existence of Apalachicola Bay and the future economic development of the region. Generations of Florida families have relied upon these waters for their livelihood, but now risk losing their way of life if Georgias actions are not stopped. Through this historic legal action we are fighting for the future of Apalachicola Bay and its families. After 20 years of failed negotiations with Georgia, this is our only way forward in securing the economic future of Northwest Florida. Bondi added, I am proud to join Gov. Scott in this fight to protect Floridas fair share of water from Georgias over-consumption, which is devastating Apalachicola Bays ecosystem. Florida and Alabama have each sought relief from harm caused by reduced flows and increased Georgia consumption in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basins over the past 20 years through legal challenges, without success. Florida now proposes to address the problem squarely an Original Action filed with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking injunctive relief against Georgias upstream consumption of water from the Chattahoochee and Flint River Basins. State to Georgia: Dont take our water