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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..6 Quail Meadow......7 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 31 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 Happenings Page 4 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000GD0Z 000GEQB FREE TESTING! FREE W AX REMOVAL! FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 352.237.4635 LORVEN HEART CENTER 12301 SW US Hwy. 441, Ste. E Belleview, FL 34420 352.307.8371 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 352.694.5003 Walk-Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Appreciated 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza There really is a difference in salons . COME SEE STARR Mon.-Fri. 1-6 Sat. 9-3 000GCWI BY CAROL JONES Special to the MessengerThis past summer Wallace Barrett, known to nearly everyone as Wally, accepted the position of Branch Library Supervisor III of Freedom Public Library. Wally has a Bachelors degree in English Literature from the University of Florida and a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from Florida State University. Not only does he know the complexities of a library, hes no stranger in the kitchen. Wally worked seven years as a chef at the Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club in Gainesville until he decided to change professions. His library career began at the University of Florida Smathers Library as a circulation supervisor. He came to Marion County Public Library System as a Public Services Assistant at the Dunnellon Branch, then to the Freedom Branch as a Librarian II. All were stepping stones to his current position. When asked to share his vision for the future of Freedom Public Library, he responded, I hope to maintain Freedoms well set path as a hub of the community and excellent provider of resources to all of our patron communities. I hope to continually assess the needs of the community and respond accordingly. Of course it would be wonderful to see an expansion of the Freedom Library building, staff and resources. This past spring he and his family moved to Ocala from Gainesville, eliminating the long commute. I have had in my life the wonderful opportunity to travel the U.S. and other countries, Wally tells us. I like food, music, the ocean, and being a librarian is actually my dream job! Spare time, when he finds it, is spent with family enjoying the outdoors, often at the ocean, and, yes, cooking. Freedom Library promotes Barrett Wally Barrett Stone Creek Fall FestivalThe decorations were bright with a fall and Halloween feel to them at the Stone Creek Fall Festival last weekend. Story and additional photo on Page 12. Fall is that wonderful season in the north where the leaves turn vivid colors of red, yellow, orange and brown. The air is crisp and one starts to take the warmer clothes out of storage. There is apple and pumpkin picking along with baking of all things pumpkin. It is just a beautiful time of the year. Fall in Florida is somewhat different but the Del Webb Stone Creek residents were treated to a Fall Festival with all things reminiscence of fall in the north. Lifestyle Director, Kim Kroystopa and many volunteers planned this event for months. All clubs, groups and neighborhoods were given supplies to make a scarecrow. As you see the pictures you will notice there are not many scarecrows but some great designs. This years Fall Festival was sponsored by the following merchants: Affordable Carpet Cleaning, Digital Communications Media (DCM), CLA Estate Services, First Service Residential, Friendship Golf Carts, Galaxy Home Solutions, International Energy Savers, Lindsay, Crabb & Associates, National Cremation, Ocala Golf Cart, Papa Johns Pizza, Pro-Closet Design, Pulte, Raymond James Financial Services, Sunshine Solar Group, Swan Financial Services. There were 20-plus vendors advertizing their products. If you were hungry, there were food vendors: Brick Town Catering, Lees chicken, Deconna Ice Cream, Papa Johns, Calypso Concessions and our own Stone Creek Grille. Many of the local residents also sold their crafts from jewelry to childrens books, ceramics, holiday ornaments, quilted bags, and floral arrangements. Stone Creek has many talented residents. It was a great day, not quite fall weather but all had fun checking out the scarecrows enjoying food and meeting neighbors. Thanks to Kim and her many volunteers for another wonderful event. Fall Festival brightens up the weekend at Stone Creek Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi This was one of the displays at the Fall Festival at Stone Creek. The West Marion Relay for Life kickoff is being held Thursday, Oct. 24 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott in Ocala. The theme this year is: Fairytales and Fantasies. The kickoff will have instructions on this years event which will take place on April 4, 2014. There are teams who have already come up with some great fundraising ideas. Soapy Car Wash is going to have a Relay Wash every Tuesday and Thursday between now and the end of March. $2 from each wash will be donated to Relay. Pamela Schlemmer will be selling Redneck Wine Glasses at every team Party. Our Personal Touch Photography will be a Zangy Foto Booth at the Kickoff Party with proceeds going to the West Marion Relay. Please come support us. Finding a cure for Cancer no longer needs to be a Fantasy, with your help one day cancer will only be heard about in fairytales. Relay for Life kickoff event scheduled for Thursday 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. 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. What were you doing in 1963? Its moving day FridayThe location of the production office of theSouth Marion Citizenand West Marion Messengeris moving to the Riverland News office, 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Dunnellon. The State Road 200 ofice will close. 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 There will be a separate telephone number for news content, 352-390-6444, but 352-8543986 will remain in effect for all other departments, including advertising and delivery. The new fax number will be 352-489-6593 effective Oct. 25. Note that your newspapers will not change. Content, advertising, delivery and e-mails will stay the same.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=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 Todays New Ads WE BUY ANTIQUES & OLD STUFF! Jim & Sheila Reed 352-873-9910 or 352-219-4134 Having a stamp camp at Fairfield Village on 5866 SW 58th PLOcala Friday,Oct.25,2013 10am -5p.m We will be making 5 Christmas cards all supplies for projects provided Cost 10.00 .There will finger food, drinks, door prizes and thank you gift. Contact Karen S taton karenst aton77 @yahoo.com 804-683-0231 CHILD CARE PROVIDERFor Church Nursery Background check & ref. required. Sunday AMs. Extra hours avaialble for special events. Email Resume fbcresumes@ embarqmail.com Maintenance Working SupervisorHigh School Diploma Required. Experience in industrial maintenance, welding, fabrication and 3 phase electrical. Work is in manufacturing environment doing general maintenance duties. Work hours and days vary. Full time first shift with benefits. Pay depending on experience $12-$17 per hour. Apply at: Global Tire Recycling. 1201 Industrial Drive Wildwood or Fax Resume 352-330-2214 Tax Manager5 yrs. Business Tax Experience w/ CPA firm, CP A preferred Qualified Persons Send Resume to Cpa.resume.sear ch @gmail.com WE BUY ANTIQUES & OLD STUFF! Jim & Sheila Reed 352-873-9910 or 352-219-4134 Brand New Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 CITRUS SPRINGSFri & Sat 8a-4p 9ft x 8ft steel roll-up door w/ track, double stainless kit. sink, over-stove microwave, DVD/CD in box PLUS furn, tools, clothes, and ANTIQUES LOTS MORE !!! NO EARLY SALES 2745 W Gardenia Dr LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! 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 WE BUYALL AUTOS with or without titles, any condition. We pay up to $20,000 & offer Free Towing. Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHRYSLER2012 T own & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs call T om for more info 352-325-1306 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 2 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G7CB OCTOBER 21 OCTOBER 28 For consumers about to make a hearing aid purchase, and anyone inter ested in learning about hearing. Hearing and Hearing Aid Pricing and T echnology Disclosed Just the Lowest Price with th e Best Technology & Service What are Hearing Aid Channels and Bands? Two of the most important characteristics of hearing aids are Channels and Bands which are also some of the most misunderstood by users. To start off with, the number of channels or bands has nothing to do with the number of programs or volume settings. Sounds are processed and amplified by a hearing aid based on frequencies (or the pitch of a sound) and volumes. A peek at your audiogram will tell you how much amplification you need for any given frequency. In a nutshell, bands and channels thus determine how granular a hearing aid can process and amplify the sounds it perceives. To quote a great explanation from Philips: A band is what is used to control volume in different frequencies. This allows us to adjust more volume in a specific area of your hearing loss without effecting other areas where you might need less volume The more bands the hearing aid offers the more room we have to fit the aid to your hearing loss. Channels break up the frequency range into individual channels. This allows the hearing aid to differentiate noise from speech. The more channels the hearing aid has the more fine tuned it can be. For instance the sound of keys falling on a table, or water running in the sink may be overwhelming. When your hearing aid offers many channels we can adjust each frequency that is too loud without sacrificing the things you want to hear, like your spouse or boss. Thus, just the way a high-resolution picture gives you a sharper image, more bands and channels provide you with a more granular sound quality. More channels will provide better resolution on the frequencies and more bands will mean better resolution on the volume thus allowing your hearing aid to match your audiogram more accurately. www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed 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. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail OCALA-EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW College Rd., Ste. 207 Colours Plaza, next to Red Lobster N EW LO CA TIO N $100 Gift Card CALL TODAY! FREE Charger with purchase of Siemens 7Mi or 5Mi Hearing Aids. with purchase of Siemens Rechargeable Hearing Aids 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! John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000FWVU 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. ple from the left-wing Daily Kos. Bauer writes: Obamacares continued horrendous rollout (See next item) will likely cause the scales to fall from many eyes. Even some liberals are questioning Obamacare.We need to make sure that friends and family members who bought into the hype about hope and change know that it doesnt have to be this way. We can do better. The good news if you can call it that is that Obamacare is non-discriminating. Its putting the screws to every American rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, liberal and conservative. In the above-referenced Daily Kos piece, headlined Obamacare will double my monthly premium (according to Kaiser), liberal blogger Tirge Caps captures the shock experienced by most Americans even progressive Americans over the promise of Obamacare vs. the reality of Obamacare: My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150. We have a high deductible. We are generally healthy people who dont go to the doctor often. I barely ever go. The insurance is in case of a major catastrophe. Well, now, because of Obamacare, my wifes rate is going to $302 per month and mine is jumping to $284. I am canceling insurance for us and I am not paying any penalty. What the hell kind of reform is this? Oh, OK, if we qualify, we can get some government assistance. Great. So now I have to jump through another hoop to just chisel some of this off. And we dont qualify, anyway, so whats the point? I never felt too good about how this was passed and what it entailed, but I figured if it saved Americans money, I could go along with it. I dont know what to think now. This appears, in my experience, to not be a reform for the people. What am I missing? I realize I will probably get screamed at for posting this, but I cant imagine I am the only Californian who just received a rate increase from Kaiser based on these new laws. Not only will you get screamed at, Mr. Caps, but you may want to prepare for an unexpected IRS audit. America feels your pain, my friend. The proof is in the pudding. And Obamacare is poison pudding indeed. BARBERcontinued from Page 8

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 23, 2013 3 10 W ednesday, October 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000GB1X www.r enroomocala.com WHY NOT USE THE B EST CONSIGNMENT SHOP TO SELL YOUR FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ACCESSORIES Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5 7380 SW 60th Ave. (Airport Road) Ocala 352-854-7022 Readers Choice Winner , 1, 2013 Location, Location, Location High-Traffic Store Attractively Displayed by Professional Staff Over 100 new items daily Same location for 20 years Estate Liquidation BENEFITS THAT PUT MORE MONEY IN YOUR POCKET... QUICKER! 000GENS Ja sm in e Pl az a 35 240 100 01 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 www.jandjjewelersocala.com www.jandjjewelersocala.com STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax All repairs done on premises. 000GCVK 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds Reopened With New Selection Reopened With New Selection B UYING G OLD A ND D IAMONDS 000GCN7 This past week I had to go to the mall. I know, I should know better but I thought I could sneak in, get what I needed and sneak out again. So much for my thoughts. I wanted to purchase several tie chains for my neckties and searched every jewelry store and nobody had them. Finally, I ordered three online, which would be shipped free, (which always gets my attention) to the nearest store, which happened to be in the mall. I do not like the mall and choose not to go there if I can help it. When in the mall I am usually very nervous and get confused and do not know which way I am going. Once I get in, I am not quite sure how to get out again. Everything seems to be contrived to confuse a person like myself. Looking down at the ground while walking I became rather confused and I happen to turn into an open door. My mall savvy is not sophisticated in the lease. The door I turned into happened to be for the store Victorias Secret. I do not know who Victoria is, I did not know what the store was all about but when I got in the store I discovered Victorias Secret much to my great embarrassment. That is exactly the reason I do not like going into the malls. They have places like this that a gentleman, such as Yours Truly, should never enter. I am not sure how I got out of that store, all I can remember was a great deal of hilarious laughter thrown in my direction from inside. I just hope they did not recognize me. They probably did not, because I had all my clothes on. It has been a long time since that incident and now I had to go and pick up my order. I put together a plan to sneak in very quietly, pick up my order and tiptoe out as quietly as I came in. You know what they say about well-laid plans! Whether mine was well laid or not, it blew up in my face. I did slip into the mall and found the store where my order was. I picked them up and quietly turned around and started for the door. How I got turned around is any mans guess. Actually, I think it turned around too many times. For the next 15 minutes, I tried to find the way I came in so I could go out. The trouble started when I hesitated. I stopped to try to get my bearings and in stopping a young woman approached me. How do you do today, sir, she said most cheerfully. I nodded and tried to get away as graciously as possible. She would have none of it. And how do you smell today, sir? Had I been in my right sense of mind I would have told her I smelled with my nose. Being in a confused state of affairs, I had no quick come back for her. It was then that she introduced me to her product. I must confess I am not up-to-date with all of the body lotions and perfumes that are available today. I shave in the morning, splash some aftershave on my face, rub some deodorant under my armpits and that is as far as I go. This young woman took me for a potential customer of her body lotions and ointments and perfumes. I suppose many people are concerned with how they smell. I am not one of them. My basic philosophy along this line is simply, if I cannot stand my own smell, I take a shower. I know when it is time to take a shower when I can smell myself. She wanted to introduce me to some body lotions and ointments and perfumes that would make me smell alluring to anybody I met during the day. Personally, I do not have a Bucket List but if I did this would not be one of the items on it. Trying to be polite, I informed the young woman I was late for an appointment and needed to get on right away. Oh, she said very cheerfully, this will not take long at all. With that said, and before I could process what she said, she began rubbing my face with body ointment or lotion of some sort. I froze and for a few moments, I could not even move. Even the little grey cells upstairs were shocked into a rare state of stillness. Now, you smell wonderful. It was at that time I retired with honor my gentlemanly manners and started running as fast as I could run without drawing too much attention to myself. I smelled that fragrance for three days in spite of the fact that I took 17 showers in the meantime. Sometimes our focus is always on the outside. I like what Jesus said, Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess (Matthew 23:25). It does not matter how good I smell on the outIs it a fr agranc e or a st en ch? Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder side if there is stench on the inside. I want to focus on my inside and make it as fresh as possible. That is the fragrance God smells.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Read the classifieds New phone for news 390-6444

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, October 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EZZO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, 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 is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERV ATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000GEL7 $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Carrabbas 2370 SW College Rd Mon., Oct. 28, 11:00 AM Horse & Hounds 4620 E Silver Springs Blvd. Tues., Oct. 29, 10:30 AM Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd Tues., Nov. 5, 11:00 AM Reds Restaurant 8411 N SR 200 Thurs., Nov. 7, 10:00 AM Darrells Diner 8841 SW Hwy. 200 Fri., Nov. 8, 10:00 AM Logans Roadhouse 2621 SW 19th A ve. Fri., Nov. 8, 2:00 PM The W est Marion Messenger is a free comm unity newspaper cov ering ne ws of communities w est of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala P alms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meado w, Fo xwood F arms and Golden Hills Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Prob lems getting the Messeng er: If your comm unity is listed abov e and the Messenger is not delivered to y ou or you are ha ving trouble getting the paper from bo xes around the S .R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT 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 -Mic hel Northsea Adver tising Sales Tom Rapplean Regional Manag er John Pro vost Deadline for ne ws : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Thehigh standards you set for yourself dont always translate into the behavior you expect of others. That relationship problem can be resolved if youre flexible and less judgmental. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Not enough party bids to satisfy the Bovines fun-loving side this week? Go ahead and throw one of your own. Then prepare for some serious work coming up early next week. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A new and intensely productive cycle is about to kick in. Be careful not to get too stressed out, though. Make time to restore your energies by relaxing with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This could be a good time to share some of your plans with those closest to you. Their comments could give you some added insight into how you might accomplish your goals. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) An attack of self-doubt might be unsettling for the usually super-assured Feline. But it could be your inner voice telling you to hold off implementing your plans until youve reassessed them. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a great time for you to reward yourself for all your hard work by taking a trip you havent spent months planning, to somewhere you never thought youd be going. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Some misunderstandings resist being resolved. But your sincerity in wanting to soothe those hurt feelings wins the day. By months end, that relationship should begin to show signs of healing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A hectic job schedule begins to ease just in time to blow off all that work generated steam on Halloween. A family situation runs into complication. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A cutting remark in the workplace needs to be handled with finesse. Remember: How you respond could determine the depth of support you gain from colleagues. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Once again, that Capricornean stubborn streak sets in and could keep you from getting much needed advice. Fortunately, it lifts by weeks end, in time to make a decision. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A surprise trip early in the week could lead to other unexpected offers when you return. Word to the wise: Avoid talking too much about this until youve made some decisions. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Learning dominates the week for perspicacious Pisceans, who are always looking to widen their range of knowledge.. 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc. Circ le Square entertainment plans are announcedAn abundance of exciting and diverse entertainment awaits you with the newly released 2014 Winter/Spring event line-up at Circle Square Cultural Center. The series begins with The Mystics, a 1950s group whose hit Hushaby will bring back fond memories. Dueling Pianos will feature a dynamic interactive dance party, America will dazzle you with their greatest hit Horse with No Name and Lee Greenwood will perform his greatest hit God Bless the USA. The Kingsmens greatest hit Louie, Louie will be a fun sing-along, and The Bronx Wanderers will perform One Part Oldies, Two Parts Rock n Roll. Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean and former Beach Boys band members collaborate as the Surf City Allstars. A fabulous group of tribute artists will bring you the style and sound of Billy Joel, Reba McEntire and Chicago. The World Has Talent will again spotlight the talent of 55+ entertainers from the greater Ocala area in a friendly competition for cash prizes. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary by show. Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office. In addition to the entertainment series, special FREE events include a Health & Wellness Expo, Home Improvement Expo and Hands Across the Highway Art Expo. For more information on the 2014 entertainment line-up, including times, dates and tickets, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.co m or call 352-854-3670. Circle Square Cultural Center is located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. Happ en in gs Thursday, Oct. 24 Three-day junq ue s aleOcala 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.Baked good ies at Methodis t churchTheres a real sweet treat going on at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct 25, beginning at 9 a.m. In conjunction with the mens annual junque sale, the Ocala West United Methodist Women will host their annual bake sale. Cakes, pies, breads, cookies and candy will be offered for sale. Hot dogs, chips and a coke for $3 will be offer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. The mens junque sale will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. OTOW Dem ocrats to m eetThe next meeting of the On Top of the World Democratic Club is on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Arbor Club meeting rooms behind the pool in Rooms E and F. All OTOW Democrats and independents are welcome. The speaker at our October meeting will be Clovis Watson, Jr., the Florida State Representative for the district adjacent to ours. Our club project is our terrific Ocala Homeless Veterans shelter at the former Ritz Hotel. Please bring your donations to the next meeting. Please call 1-352-509-4942 for information.Friday, Oct. 25 Queen of Peace s paghetti d innerThe Pro-Family Ministry at Queen of Peace Catholic Church will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The meal includes all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs, bread, a large all you can eat salad bar, and ice tea or coffee. The cost is $7 per person, and children under 18 are free. Call 352-233-7214 for information. Reservations are not necessary.Saturday, Oct. 26 Treats at College ParkTrunk R Treat will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at College Park Church, 3140 S.W. 26th St., Ocala, across from the CF Police Academy. There will be treats, games, prizes, hayrides and a bounce house. For information, call 352-237-2247.Moos e s ets Old Bag AuctionThe West Marion Moose Lodge Chapter 1929 will hold its third annual Old Bag Auction on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Silver Springs Lodge, 7165 Maricamp Road, from 3 to 6 p.m. Dinner is $9 per person and includes pot roast or baked chicken. For more information call 352-854-4332 or the Lodge at 352-687-3744.Af rican Violet Club to m eetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 9048 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The program will be Meet the Commercials. This brand new program highlights famous African violet commercial growers. 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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.Chamber Music Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society is opening its 2013-2014 concert season with Motets, Madrigals and Medieval Music featuring The Florida Schola Cantorum, a group of singers from Gainesville led by Dr. Ed Schaefer dedicated to music of the Renaissance and Middle Ages. The free concert is at Ocalas Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. The group will also showcase music of more recent times that follows in the tradition of those earlier eras.Harvest Fest family eventS.H.I.N.E. Sharing His Incredible News Everywhere! HARVEST FEST. The Childrens Ministry presents a free family event featuring games, Bible stories, refreshments, candy, costume judging and much more. The Marion County Sheriffs office will be there to fingerprint the children. The event starts at 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Monday, Oct. 18 40 and 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on SR 200 at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderies and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information, phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841.Tuesday, Oct. 29 Location change for WMBA meetingThe general meeting of the West Marion Business Association will meet at the Ocala West United Methodist Church at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The meeting will be held in Room 203 in Stanfield Hall, the middle building on the church grounds at 9330 S.W. 105th St. All members of the WMBA and those interested in learning more about this active group are invited to attend the meeting to learn what is going on in the business life of other members.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).messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, October 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 000GCUW Marion Chamber Music Society 2013-2014 Concert Season Motets, Madrigals & Medieval Music FEATURING: The Florida Schola Cantorum Led by Dr. Ed Schaefer Sunday, October 27 3pm Ocalas Queen of Peace Church 6455 SW SR 200, Ocala Left to Right: Top: Edward Schaefer, John Netardus, Anthony Piferrer. Bottom: Michele Klima, Erica P iferrer. SPONSORED, IN PART, BY A GRANT FROM THE MARION CULTURAL ALLIANCE Always Exceptional, Always FREE! Dedicated to music of the Renaissance and Middle Ages. Also showcasing the music of more recent times that follows in the tradition of those earlier eras. West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion No clear message from Ocala voters Analysts were watching last Tuesdays Ocala election to see if the voters were sending a message. After all, it was one of the first elections anywhere since the government partial shutdown began. But it was hard to get a feel for what the voters said except for one instance. A city charter amendment that would have eliminated runoffs in certain special elections was defeated. A group called Let the People Vote had lobbied long and hard to reject this amendment, and evidently the message got through. The voters responded by telling city officials not to mess with their right to vote. This should send a clear message to all governments in the area, if not in the nation. Under the guise of saving money, dont deprive us of our chance to elect candidates. For a couple of weeks now, there seems to have been an anti-incumbent sentiment growing in the U.S., mainly aimed at Congress. At the local level, the sentiment may have applied to one close race, but in the other there was no doubt that the incumbent was the popular choice. Brent Malever defeated Suzy Heinbockel for the District 1 City Council seat, ousting the incumbent by just 410 votes. But in the District 3 race, incumbent Jay Musleh easily coasted over political newcomer Aaron Fiehn by 1,859 votes. He got 78 percent of the vote. Other charter results were mixed, but most of the amendments were just paperwork to clear up some conflicting language. Voters passed a pair and defeated a pair, with no apparent pattern. One disturbing figure, as usual, was the low turnout. Only 10 percent of registered voters turned out to the polls, a typical city election figure. It remains a mystery to us why cities continuously hold elections on off dates. The standard Election Day in November is observed for county, state and national elections why not for cities, too, When only 10 percent of the voters are voting, it means that the other 90 percent really have no complaints if they dont like the way things are going. If some of these voters moved to a country where the right to vote wasnt granted, they would be among the first to howl about liberty. But here, they dont seem to care. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLI GANREGIO NAL MANA GER: JOHN P RO VOS TEDIT OR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY MATT BARBER Special to the MessengerDisaster, embarrassment, humiliating and train wreck are just a few of the colorful terms being used to describe it. The Obama administrations incompetent half-billion-dollar rollout of its incompetent multi-trilliondollar signature achievement is but a tragic metaphor for this mans entire presidency. (Its not hyperbole when its true.) Nearly three weeks in and the utopian promise of affordable care for all has yielded but a handful of folks whove even been able to sign up for this clinic in socialism. That Obamacare something billed as a health-care panacea for the collective is something that the collective neither asked for, nor wanted, is now the back story. That it has failed so fantastically in every respect, has taken center stage. Reuters reports: In its third week of operations, the (Obamacare) website continues to experience problems, which government officials say they are working day and night to repair. Even allies of the Obama administration have been highly critical, with former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs calling it excruciatingly embarrassing and calling for some people to be fired. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., was both a sponsor of and cheerleader for Obamacare. He saw this coming. Once he read this 2,400-page regulatory monstrosity, he came to the same conclusion as did anyone else with two synapses to rub together. He called the implementation of Obamacare a huge train wreck and announced that, rather than resulting in his re-election, Obamas pet government health-care albatross would sink him into retirement. Still, the few who have somehow managed to enroll in Obamacare are discovering, to their dismay, what many of us have warned all along: There is nothing affordable about the paradoxically named Affordable Care Act. Though government geeks may be working day and night to fix the website, no amount of work will fix Obamacare itself. Its unfixable. The only solution is to total-out this jalopy. Even the Obamanistas are waking up. Just days before its launch, Politico lamented, The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able to sign up for next week (they werent) is a long way from the health plan President Barack Obama first pitched to the nation. Millions of low-income Americans wont receive coverage. Many workers at small businesses wont get a choice of insurance plans right away. Large employers wont need to provide insurance for another year. Far more states than expected wont run their own insurance marketplaces. And a growing number of workers wont get to keep their employer-provided coverage. The presidents like-minded base the hardcore left has also become restless. In a recent End of Day report, Gary Bauer, founder of Campaign for Working Families, gives one examReader 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. There is almost no reason for children to go trick-or-treating in neighborhoods any more. All you have to do is look at the agencies, businesses and churches that are holding Halloween celebrations this year, and you realize that children can dress up, go to one of these events accompanied by their parents, get their candy and return home safely. To be honest, I dont remember much about trick-or-treating when I was a kid, although Im sure I did it. We lived in suburban New Jersey, almost all houses around us, so it was probably a neighborhood thing. In many places now, though, two notso-nice things have developed fear and greed. The greed finds people who bring a bunch of children in a car in costumes that took about two minutes to make, and they drop them off and let the kids go to strangers houses to get their treats. The fear comes from parents who really care about their childrens safeties. I can remember scares from needles in apples, etc., which is why individually wrapped candy is the only thing you should accept. Nowadays, I would worry more about doctored food items, particularly if your children go into a drug-infested neighborhood. Many agencies have listed the safety tips for Halloween, but it doesnt hurt to re-familiarize yourself with them. These come from the American Association of Pediatrics. A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time Planning ahead for a safe Halloween Among Friends Jim Clark when they should return home. Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters. Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going. Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags. Carry a cellphone for quick communication. Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic. Never cut across yards or use alleys. Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways. Dont assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trickor-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesnt mean others will! Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity. Lets all endeavor to make this a safe Halloween for children and drivers. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see BARBER, Page 11 The crush of Obamacare 35 261 524 27 3 52 -6 15 -2 42 7 352-615-2427 T o my neighbors in Quail Meadow, Sweetwater Oaks, Foxwood Farms and Ocala Palms Puzzled about Medicare? 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One week from today we will have the Spooktacular potluck dinner at the Clubhouse. I know many who are planning costumes for the occasion. However, costumes are not required; so, please come join us for an evening of good eats and entertainment. Special entertainment will be provided by R Music For You, Inc. Rick, Tony, and Ben will lead us in song, dance, and karaoke. Have you started cleaning closets, attics, and garages to get ready for the QM yard sale? Saturday, Nov. 2 is the day of our semi-annual community yard/garage sale. This is always a big event for the community. What you may consider junk could be a treasure for someone else. The October Ladies Luncheon was attended by 14 residents. The October Princess was Dixie Marchant. Dixie has been in QM for several years, but just recently retired and is now able to attend our activities. Lunch was at The Olive Garden and the food was delicious! Many of our regulars were unable to be with us this month due to illness or vacations. We are looking forward to a great attendance next month when we will meet at El Toreos Mexican restaurant on Nov. 15. Congratulations to Charles and Becky Cram on their 60th wedding anniversary on the 24th. Isnt it great to see couples celebrating a lifetime together? Notice: Indoor exercise class is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the clubhouse. Mary Zdarsky conducts this class which begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m. Water aerobics will continue as long as the water is warm. The annual catered dinner and auction will be on Saturday, Nov. 23. This is always a great event. The dinner this year will be catered by D & Rs. Tickets, for a donation of $12 each, are available from Charlotte Payne, Carol Sjogren, and Marie Schneider. The dinner will be a traditional Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings. Do you get up early and look out at the sunrise? We have some spectacular views right here from our yards. If you miss the sunrise, then make an effort to see the sunset. 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Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Floyd Gotham modified his lawn decoration just enough to make it very appropriate for October. His lovely home was Home of the Month in March. Happy pumpkin faces and beautiful flowers give a subtle fall welcome at a Fairfield Village home. The pottery chicken looks real in the midst of all the bright and beautiful plants in one of our lovely yards. Halloween at RainbowThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Rainbow Springs State Park is planning their third annual Haunted Trail Walk Thursday, Oct. 31. The Trail of Terror will be located just inside the main park entrance, the first guided walk begins at 7 p.m. and the last walk is at 9:30 p.m. The 2012 event was so successful that park management succumbed to tricks and treats by all participating ghouls and monsters, as well as park visitors, to make The Dark Side an annual event. There will be scary sites and loud noises so parents should take that into consideration when bringing young children. Visitors should wear comfortable, close-toed shoes due to uneven terrain on The Trail of Terror. Flashlights will not be permitted on the trail, but costumes and glow sticks are encouraged. Regular Park admission fees apply, at $2 cash per person and children under 5 are free. Spooktacular potluck dinner at Quail Meadow Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb At left, the ladies luncheon; at right, Princess Dixie Marchant

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One week from today we will have the Spooktacular potluck dinner at the Clubhouse. I know many who are planning costumes for the occasion. However, costumes are not required; so, please come join us for an evening of good eats and entertainment. Special entertainment will be provided by R Music For You, Inc. Rick, Tony, and Ben will lead us in song, dance, and karaoke. Have you started cleaning closets, attics, and garages to get ready for the QM yard sale? Saturday, Nov. 2 is the day of our semi-annual community yard/garage sale. This is always a big event for the community. What you may consider junk could be a treasure for someone else. The October Ladies Luncheon was attended by 14 residents. The October Princess was Dixie Marchant. Dixie has been in QM for several years, but just recently retired and is now able to attend our activities. Lunch was at The Olive Garden and the food was delicious! Many of our regulars were unable to be with us this month due to illness or vacations. We are looking forward to a great attendance next month when we will meet at El Toreos Mexican restaurant on Nov. 15. Congratulations to Charles and Becky Cram on their 60th wedding anniversary on the 24th. Isnt it great to see couples celebrating a lifetime together? Notice: Indoor exercise class is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the clubhouse. Mary Zdarsky conducts this class which begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 9:30 a.m. Water aerobics will continue as long as the water is warm. The annual catered dinner and auction will be on Saturday, Nov. 23. This is always a great event. The dinner this year will be catered by D & Rs. Tickets, for a donation of $12 each, are available from Charlotte Payne, Carol Sjogren, and Marie Schneider. The dinner will be a traditional Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings. Do you get up early and look out at the sunrise? We have some spectacular views right here from our yards. If you miss the sunrise, then make an effort to see the sunset. 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Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Floyd Gotham modified his lawn decoration just enough to make it very appropriate for October. His lovely home was Home of the Month in March. Happy pumpkin faces and beautiful flowers give a subtle fall welcome at a Fairfield Village home. The pottery chicken looks real in the midst of all the bright and beautiful plants in one of our lovely yards. Halloween at RainbowThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Rainbow Springs State Park is planning their third annual Haunted Trail Walk Thursday, Oct. 31. The Trail of Terror will be located just inside the main park entrance, the first guided walk begins at 7 p.m. and the last walk is at 9:30 p.m. The 2012 event was so successful that park management succumbed to tricks and treats by all participating ghouls and monsters, as well as park visitors, to make The Dark Side an annual event. There will be scary sites and loud noises so parents should take that into consideration when bringing young children. Visitors should wear comfortable, close-toed shoes due to uneven terrain on The Trail of Terror. Flashlights will not be permitted on the trail, but costumes and glow sticks are encouraged. Regular Park admission fees apply, at $2 cash per person and children under 5 are free. Spooktacular potluck dinner at Quail Meadow Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb At left, the ladies luncheon; at right, Princess Dixie Marchant

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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.Chamber Music Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society is opening its 2013-2014 concert season with Motets, Madrigals and Medieval Music featuring The Florida Schola Cantorum, a group of singers from Gainesville led by Dr. Ed Schaefer dedicated to music of the Renaissance and Middle Ages. The free concert is at Ocalas Queen of Peace Church, 6455 S.W. State Road 200 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27. The group will also showcase music of more recent times that follows in the tradition of those earlier eras.Harvest Fest family eventS.H.I.N.E. Sharing His Incredible News Everywhere! HARVEST FEST. The Childrens Ministry presents a free family event featuring games, Bible stories, refreshments, candy, costume judging and much more. The Marion County Sheriffs office will be there to fingerprint the children. The event starts at 5 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Monday, Oct. 18 40 and 8 to meetThe regular monthly meeting of the 40 & 8 will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, on the second floor of the Bank of the Ozarks building on SR 200 at the entrance to On Top Of The World. All honorably discharged veterans are welcome. Come and enjoy camaraderies and light refreshments with fellow veterans. For more information, phone Ben at 352-854-0272 or Zack at 352-873-4841.Tuesday, Oct. 29 Location change for WMBA meetingThe general meeting of the West Marion Business Association will meet at the Ocala West United Methodist Church at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29. The meeting will be held in Room 203 in Stanfield Hall, the middle building on the church grounds at 9330 S.W. 105th St. All members of the WMBA and those interested in learning more about this active group are invited to attend the meeting to learn what is going on in the business life of other members.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).messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 23, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, October 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 000GCUW Marion Chamber Music Society 2013-2014 Concert Season Motets, Madrigals & Medieval Music FEATURING: The Florida Schola Cantorum Led by Dr. Ed Schaefer Sunday, October 27 3pm Ocalas Queen of Peace Church 6455 SW SR 200, Ocala Left to Right: Top: Edward Schaefer, John Netardus, Anthony Piferrer. Bottom: Michele Klima, Erica P iferrer. SPONSORED, IN PART, BY A GRANT FROM THE MARION CULTURAL ALLIANCE Always Exceptional, Always FREE! Dedicated to music of the Renaissance and Middle Ages. Also showcasing the music of more recent times that follows in the tradition of those earlier eras. West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion No clear message from Ocala voters Analysts were watching last Tuesdays Ocala election to see if the voters were sending a message. After all, it was one of the first elections anywhere since the government partial shutdown began. But it was hard to get a feel for what the voters said except for one instance. A city charter amendment that would have eliminated runoffs in certain special elections was defeated. A group called Let the People Vote had lobbied long and hard to reject this amendment, and evidently the message got through. The voters responded by telling city officials not to mess with their right to vote. This should send a clear message to all governments in the area, if not in the nation. Under the guise of saving money, dont deprive us of our chance to elect candidates. For a couple of weeks now, there seems to have been an anti-incumbent sentiment growing in the U.S., mainly aimed at Congress. At the local level, the sentiment may have applied to one close race, but in the other there was no doubt that the incumbent was the popular choice. Brent Malever defeated Suzy Heinbockel for the District 1 City Council seat, ousting the incumbent by just 410 votes. But in the District 3 race, incumbent Jay Musleh easily coasted over political newcomer Aaron Fiehn by 1,859 votes. He got 78 percent of the vote. Other charter results were mixed, but most of the amendments were just paperwork to clear up some conflicting language. Voters passed a pair and defeated a pair, with no apparent pattern. One disturbing figure, as usual, was the low turnout. Only 10 percent of registered voters turned out to the polls, a typical city election figure. It remains a mystery to us why cities continuously hold elections on off dates. The standard Election Day in November is observed for county, state and national elections why not for cities, too, When only 10 percent of the voters are voting, it means that the other 90 percent really have no complaints if they dont like the way things are going. If some of these voters moved to a country where the right to vote wasnt granted, they would be among the first to howl about liberty. But here, they dont seem to care. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLI GANREGIO NAL MANA GER: JOHN P RO VOS TEDIT OR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY MATT BARBER Special to the MessengerDisaster, embarrassment, humiliating and train wreck are just a few of the colorful terms being used to describe it. The Obama administrations incompetent half-billion-dollar rollout of its incompetent multi-trilliondollar signature achievement is but a tragic metaphor for this mans entire presidency. (Its not hyperbole when its true.) Nearly three weeks in and the utopian promise of affordable care for all has yielded but a handful of folks whove even been able to sign up for this clinic in socialism. That Obamacare something billed as a health-care panacea for the collective is something that the collective neither asked for, nor wanted, is now the back story. That it has failed so fantastically in every respect, has taken center stage. Reuters reports: In its third week of operations, the (Obamacare) website continues to experience problems, which government officials say they are working day and night to repair. Even allies of the Obama administration have been highly critical, with former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs calling it excruciatingly embarrassing and calling for some people to be fired. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., was both a sponsor of and cheerleader for Obamacare. He saw this coming. Once he read this 2,400-page regulatory monstrosity, he came to the same conclusion as did anyone else with two synapses to rub together. He called the implementation of Obamacare a huge train wreck and announced that, rather than resulting in his re-election, Obamas pet government health-care albatross would sink him into retirement. Still, the few who have somehow managed to enroll in Obamacare are discovering, to their dismay, what many of us have warned all along: There is nothing affordable about the paradoxically named Affordable Care Act. Though government geeks may be working day and night to fix the website, no amount of work will fix Obamacare itself. Its unfixable. The only solution is to total-out this jalopy. Even the Obamanistas are waking up. Just days before its launch, Politico lamented, The Obamacare that consumers will finally be able to sign up for next week (they werent) is a long way from the health plan President Barack Obama first pitched to the nation. Millions of low-income Americans wont receive coverage. Many workers at small businesses wont get a choice of insurance plans right away. Large employers wont need to provide insurance for another year. Far more states than expected wont run their own insurance marketplaces. And a growing number of workers wont get to keep their employer-provided coverage. The presidents like-minded base the hardcore left has also become restless. In a recent End of Day report, Gary Bauer, founder of Campaign for Working Families, gives one examReader 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. There is almost no reason for children to go trick-or-treating in neighborhoods any more. All you have to do is look at the agencies, businesses and churches that are holding Halloween celebrations this year, and you realize that children can dress up, go to one of these events accompanied by their parents, get their candy and return home safely. To be honest, I dont remember much about trick-or-treating when I was a kid, although Im sure I did it. We lived in suburban New Jersey, almost all houses around us, so it was probably a neighborhood thing. In many places now, though, two notso-nice things have developed fear and greed. The greed finds people who bring a bunch of children in a car in costumes that took about two minutes to make, and they drop them off and let the kids go to strangers houses to get their treats. The fear comes from parents who really care about their childrens safeties. I can remember scares from needles in apples, etc., which is why individually wrapped candy is the only thing you should accept. Nowadays, I would worry more about doctored food items, particularly if your children go into a drug-infested neighborhood. Many agencies have listed the safety tips for Halloween, but it doesnt hurt to re-familiarize yourself with them. These come from the American Association of Pediatrics. A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds. If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time Planning ahead for a safe Halloween Among Friends Jim Clark when they should return home. Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat. Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters. Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going. Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags. Carry a cellphone for quick communication. Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic. Never cut across yards or use alleys. Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways. Dont assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trickor-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesnt mean others will! Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity. Lets all endeavor to make this a safe Halloween for children and drivers. Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see BARBER, Page 11 The crush of Obamacare 35 261 524 27 3 52 -6 15 -2 42 7 352-615-2427 T o my neighbors in Quail Meadow, Sweetwater Oaks, Foxwood Farms and Ocala Palms Puzzled about Medicare? 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 23, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, October 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000EZZO 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev Donald J. Curran, 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 is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. 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Fri., Nov. 8, 2:00 PM The W est Marion Messenger is a free comm unity newspaper cov ering ne ws of communities w est of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala P alms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meado w, Fo xwood F arms and Golden Hills Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Prob lems getting the Messeng er: If your comm unity is listed abov e and the Messenger is not delivered to y ou or you are ha ving trouble getting the paper from bo xes around the S .R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT 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 -Mic hel Northsea Adver tising Sales Tom Rapplean Regional Manag er John Pro vost Deadline for ne ws : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-854-3986 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Friday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 4 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Thehigh standards you set for yourself dont always translate into the behavior you expect of others. That relationship problem can be resolved if youre flexible and less judgmental. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Not enough party bids to satisfy the Bovines fun-loving side this week? Go ahead and throw one of your own. Then prepare for some serious work coming up early next week. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A new and intensely productive cycle is about to kick in. Be careful not to get too stressed out, though. Make time to restore your energies by relaxing with family and friends. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) This could be a good time to share some of your plans with those closest to you. Their comments could give you some added insight into how you might accomplish your goals. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) An attack of self-doubt might be unsettling for the usually super-assured Feline. But it could be your inner voice telling you to hold off implementing your plans until youve reassessed them. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a great time for you to reward yourself for all your hard work by taking a trip you havent spent months planning, to somewhere you never thought youd be going. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Some misunderstandings resist being resolved. But your sincerity in wanting to soothe those hurt feelings wins the day. By months end, that relationship should begin to show signs of healing. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A hectic job schedule begins to ease just in time to blow off all that work generated steam on Halloween. A family situation runs into complication. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) A cutting remark in the workplace needs to be handled with finesse. Remember: How you respond could determine the depth of support you gain from colleagues. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Once again, that Capricornean stubborn streak sets in and could keep you from getting much needed advice. Fortunately, it lifts by weeks end, in time to make a decision. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A surprise trip early in the week could lead to other unexpected offers when you return. Word to the wise: Avoid talking too much about this until youve made some decisions. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Learning dominates the week for perspicacious Pisceans, who are always looking to widen their range of knowledge.. 2013 King Features Syndicate, Inc. Circ le Square entertainment plans are announcedAn abundance of exciting and diverse entertainment awaits you with the newly released 2014 Winter/Spring event line-up at Circle Square Cultural Center. The series begins with The Mystics, a 1950s group whose hit Hushaby will bring back fond memories. Dueling Pianos will feature a dynamic interactive dance party, America will dazzle you with their greatest hit Horse with No Name and Lee Greenwood will perform his greatest hit God Bless the USA. The Kingsmens greatest hit Louie, Louie will be a fun sing-along, and The Bronx Wanderers will perform One Part Oldies, Two Parts Rock n Roll. Dean Torrence of Jan and Dean and former Beach Boys band members collaborate as the Surf City Allstars. A fabulous group of tribute artists will bring you the style and sound of Billy Joel, Reba McEntire and Chicago. The World Has Talent will again spotlight the talent of 55+ entertainers from the greater Ocala area in a friendly competition for cash prizes. All shows begin at 7 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary by show. Tickets may be purchased online or at the box office. In addition to the entertainment series, special FREE events include a Health & Wellness Expo, Home Improvement Expo and Hands Across the Highway Art Expo. For more information on the 2014 entertainment line-up, including times, dates and tickets, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.co m or call 352-854-3670. Circle Square Cultural Center is located at 8395 S.W. 80th St. in Ocala. Happ en in gs Thursday, Oct. 24 Three-day junq ue s aleOcala 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.Baked good ies at Methodis t churchTheres a real sweet treat going on at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct 25, beginning at 9 a.m. In conjunction with the mens annual junque sale, the Ocala West United Methodist Women will host their annual bake sale. Cakes, pies, breads, cookies and candy will be offered for sale. Hot dogs, chips and a coke for $3 will be offer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days. The mens junque sale will continue on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St., Ocala. OTOW Dem ocrats to m eetThe next meeting of the On Top of the World Democratic Club is on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Arbor Club meeting rooms behind the pool in Rooms E and F. All OTOW Democrats and independents are welcome. The speaker at our October meeting will be Clovis Watson, Jr., the Florida State Representative for the district adjacent to ours. Our club project is our terrific Ocala Homeless Veterans shelter at the former Ritz Hotel. Please bring your donations to the next meeting. Please call 1-352-509-4942 for information.Friday, Oct. 25 Queen of Peace s paghetti d innerThe Pro-Family Ministry at Queen of Peace Catholic Church will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Friday, Oct. 25 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The meal includes all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs, bread, a large all you can eat salad bar, and ice tea or coffee. The cost is $7 per person, and children under 18 are free. Call 352-233-7214 for information. Reservations are not necessary.Saturday, Oct. 26 Treats at College ParkTrunk R Treat will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. at College Park Church, 3140 S.W. 26th St., Ocala, across from the CF Police Academy. There will be treats, games, prizes, hayrides and a bounce house. For information, call 352-237-2247.Moos e s ets Old Bag AuctionThe West Marion Moose Lodge Chapter 1929 will hold its third annual Old Bag Auction on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Silver Springs Lodge, 7165 Maricamp Road, from 3 to 6 p.m. Dinner is $9 per person and includes pot roast or baked chicken. For more information call 352-854-4332 or the Lodge at 352-687-3744.Af rican Violet Club to m eetThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office, 9048 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The program will be Meet the Commercials. This brand new program highlights famous African violet commercial growers. Meet commercial hybridizers and growers in their shops and growing areas around the United States via DVD.

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I do not like the mall and choose not to go there if I can help it. When in the mall I am usually very nervous and get confused and do not know which way I am going. Once I get in, I am not quite sure how to get out again. Everything seems to be contrived to confuse a person like myself. Looking down at the ground while walking I became rather confused and I happen to turn into an open door. My mall savvy is not sophisticated in the lease. The door I turned into happened to be for the store Victorias Secret. I do not know who Victoria is, I did not know what the store was all about but when I got in the store I discovered Victorias Secret much to my great embarrassment. That is exactly the reason I do not like going into the malls. They have places like this that a gentleman, such as Yours Truly, should never enter. I am not sure how I got out of that store, all I can remember was a great deal of hilarious laughter thrown in my direction from inside. I just hope they did not recognize me. They probably did not, because I had all my clothes on. It has been a long time since that incident and now I had to go and pick up my order. I put together a plan to sneak in very quietly, pick up my order and tiptoe out as quietly as I came in. You know what they say about well-laid plans! Whether mine was well laid or not, it blew up in my face. I did slip into the mall and found the store where my order was. I picked them up and quietly turned around and started for the door. How I got turned around is any mans guess. Actually, I think it turned around too many times. For the next 15 minutes, I tried to find the way I came in so I could go out. The trouble started when I hesitated. I stopped to try to get my bearings and in stopping a young woman approached me. How do you do today, sir, she said most cheerfully. I nodded and tried to get away as graciously as possible. She would have none of it. And how do you smell today, sir? Had I been in my right sense of mind I would have told her I smelled with my nose. Being in a confused state of affairs, I had no quick come back for her. It was then that she introduced me to her product. I must confess I am not up-to-date with all of the body lotions and perfumes that are available today. I shave in the morning, splash some aftershave on my face, rub some deodorant under my armpits and that is as far as I go. This young woman took me for a potential customer of her body lotions and ointments and perfumes. I suppose many people are concerned with how they smell. I am not one of them. My basic philosophy along this line is simply, if I cannot stand my own smell, I take a shower. I know when it is time to take a shower when I can smell myself. She wanted to introduce me to some body lotions and ointments and perfumes that would make me smell alluring to anybody I met during the day. Personally, I do not have a Bucket List but if I did this would not be one of the items on it. Trying to be polite, I informed the young woman I was late for an appointment and needed to get on right away. Oh, she said very cheerfully, this will not take long at all. With that said, and before I could process what she said, she began rubbing my face with body ointment or lotion of some sort. I froze and for a few moments, I could not even move. Even the little grey cells upstairs were shocked into a rare state of stillness. Now, you smell wonderful. It was at that time I retired with honor my gentlemanly manners and started running as fast as I could run without drawing too much attention to myself. I smelled that fragrance for three days in spite of the fact that I took 17 showers in the meantime. Sometimes our focus is always on the outside. I like what Jesus said, Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess (Matthew 23:25). It does not matter how good I smell on the outIs it a fr agranc e or a st en ch? Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder side if there is stench on the inside. I want to focus on my inside and make it as fresh as possible. That is the fragrance God smells.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Read the classifieds New phone for news 390-6444

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 23, 2013 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=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 Todays New Ads WE BUY ANTIQUES & OLD STUFF! Jim & Sheila Reed 352-873-9910 or 352-219-4134 Having a stamp camp at Fairfield Village on 5866 SW 58th PLOcala Friday,Oct.25,2013 10am -5p.m We will be making 5 Christmas cards all supplies for projects provided Cost 10.00 .There will finger food, drinks, door prizes and thank you gift. Contact Karen S taton karenst aton77 @yahoo.com 804-683-0231 CHILD CARE PROVIDERFor Church Nursery Background check & ref. required. Sunday AMs. Extra hours avaialble for special events. Email Resume fbcresumes@ embarqmail.com Maintenance Working SupervisorHigh School Diploma Required. Experience in industrial maintenance, welding, fabrication and 3 phase electrical. Work is in manufacturing environment doing general maintenance duties. Work hours and days vary. Full time first shift with benefits. Pay depending on experience $12-$17 per hour. Apply at: Global Tire Recycling. 1201 Industrial Drive Wildwood or Fax Resume 352-330-2214 Tax Manager5 yrs. Business Tax Experience w/ CPA firm, CP A preferred Qualified Persons Send Resume to Cpa.resume.sear ch @gmail.com WE BUY ANTIQUES & OLD STUFF! Jim & Sheila Reed 352-873-9910 or 352-219-4134 Brand New Queen Size Pillow Top Mattress Set $150. Still in original Plastic. (352) 484-4772 CITRUS SPRINGSFri & Sat 8a-4p 9ft x 8ft steel roll-up door w/ track, double stainless kit. sink, over-stove microwave, DVD/CD in box PLUS furn, tools, clothes, and ANTIQUES LOTS MORE !!! NO EARLY SALES 2745 W Gardenia Dr LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! 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 WE BUYALL AUTOS with or without titles, any condition. We pay up to $20,000 & offer Free Towing. Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHRYSLER2012 T own & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs call T om for more info 352-325-1306 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 2 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G7CB OCTOBER 21 OCTOBER 28 For consumers about to make a hearing aid purchase, and anyone inter ested in learning about hearing. Hearing and Hearing Aid Pricing and T echnology Disclosed Just the Lowest Price with th e Best Technology & Service What are Hearing Aid Channels and Bands? Two of the most important characteristics of hearing aids are Channels and Bands which are also some of the most misunderstood by users. To start off with, the number of channels or bands has nothing to do with the number of programs or volume settings. Sounds are processed and amplified by a hearing aid based on frequencies (or the pitch of a sound) and volumes. A peek at your audiogram will tell you how much amplification you need for any given frequency. In a nutshell, bands and channels thus determine how granular a hearing aid can process and amplify the sounds it perceives. To quote a great explanation from Philips: A band is what is used to control volume in different frequencies. This allows us to adjust more volume in a specific area of your hearing loss without effecting other areas where you might need less volume The more bands the hearing aid offers the more room we have to fit the aid to your hearing loss. Channels break up the frequency range into individual channels. This allows the hearing aid to differentiate noise from speech. The more channels the hearing aid has the more fine tuned it can be. For instance the sound of keys falling on a table, or water running in the sink may be overwhelming. When your hearing aid offers many channels we can adjust each frequency that is too loud without sacrificing the things you want to hear, like your spouse or boss. Thus, just the way a high-resolution picture gives you a sharper image, more bands and channels provide you with a more granular sound quality. More channels will provide better resolution on the frequencies and more bands will mean better resolution on the volume thus allowing your hearing aid to match your audiogram more accurately. www.nutechhearing.com M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed 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. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail OCALA-EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW College Rd., Ste. 207 Colours Plaza, next to Red Lobster N EW LO CA TIO N $100 Gift Card CALL TODAY! FREE Charger with purchase of Siemens 7Mi or 5Mi Hearing Aids. with purchase of Siemens Rechargeable Hearing Aids 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! John M. Boyett, Jr. Financial Advisor Free Investment Reviews 352-237-2008 800-757-3129 8441 SW Hwy. 200, Ste. 119 Ocala Fl 34481 www.edwardjones.com Member SIP C 000FWVU 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. ple from the left-wing Daily Kos. Bauer writes: Obamacares continued horrendous rollout (See next item) will likely cause the scales to fall from many eyes. Even some liberals are questioning Obamacare.We need to make sure that friends and family members who bought into the hype about hope and change know that it doesnt have to be this way. We can do better. The good news if you can call it that is that Obamacare is non-discriminating. Its putting the screws to every American rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, liberal and conservative. In the above-referenced Daily Kos piece, headlined Obamacare will double my monthly premium (according to Kaiser), liberal blogger Tirge Caps captures the shock experienced by most Americans even progressive Americans over the promise of Obamacare vs. the reality of Obamacare: My wife and I just got our updates from Kaiser telling us what our 2014 rates will be. Her monthly has been $168 this year, mine $150. We have a high deductible. We are generally healthy people who dont go to the doctor often. I barely ever go. The insurance is in case of a major catastrophe. Well, now, because of Obamacare, my wifes rate is going to $302 per month and mine is jumping to $284. I am canceling insurance for us and I am not paying any penalty. What the hell kind of reform is this? Oh, OK, if we qualify, we can get some government assistance. Great. So now I have to jump through another hoop to just chisel some of this off. And we dont qualify, anyway, so whats the point? I never felt too good about how this was passed and what it entailed, but I figured if it saved Americans money, I could go along with it. I dont know what to think now. This appears, in my experience, to not be a reform for the people. What am I missing? I realize I will probably get screamed at for posting this, but I cant imagine I am the only Californian who just received a rate increase from Kaiser based on these new laws. Not only will you get screamed at, Mr. Caps, but you may want to prepare for an unexpected IRS audit. America feels your pain, my friend. The proof is in the pudding. And Obamacare is poison pudding indeed. BARBERcontinued from Page 8

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..6 Quail Meadow......7 Stone Creek......12 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 31 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 Happenings Page 4 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, October 23, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000GD0Z 000GEQB FREE TESTING! FREE W AX REMOVAL! FRIENDSHIP CENTER 8441 SW SR 200, #113 Ocala, FL 34481 352.237.4635 LORVEN HEART CENTER 12301 SW US Hwy. 441, Ste. E Belleview, FL 34420 352.307.8371 CHELSEA SQUARE 3233 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Ocala, FL 34470 352.694.5003 Walk-Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Appreciated 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza There really is a difference in salons . COME SEE STARR Mon.-Fri. 1-6 Sat. 9-3 000GCWI BY CAROL JONES Special to the MessengerThis past summer Wallace Barrett, known to nearly everyone as Wally, accepted the position of Branch Library Supervisor III of Freedom Public Library. Wally has a Bachelors degree in English Literature from the University of Florida and a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from Florida State University. Not only does he know the complexities of a library, hes no stranger in the kitchen. Wally worked seven years as a chef at the Haile Plantation Golf and Country Club in Gainesville until he decided to change professions. His library career began at the University of Florida Smathers Library as a circulation supervisor. He came to Marion County Public Library System as a Public Services Assistant at the Dunnellon Branch, then to the Freedom Branch as a Librarian II. All were stepping stones to his current position. When asked to share his vision for the future of Freedom Public Library, he responded, I hope to maintain Freedoms well set path as a hub of the community and excellent provider of resources to all of our patron communities. I hope to continually assess the needs of the community and respond accordingly. Of course it would be wonderful to see an expansion of the Freedom Library building, staff and resources. This past spring he and his family moved to Ocala from Gainesville, eliminating the long commute. I have had in my life the wonderful opportunity to travel the U.S. and other countries, Wally tells us. I like food, music, the ocean, and being a librarian is actually my dream job! Spare time, when he finds it, is spent with family enjoying the outdoors, often at the ocean, and, yes, cooking. Freedom Library promotes Barrett Wally Barrett Stone Creek Fall FestivalThe decorations were bright with a fall and Halloween feel to them at the Stone Creek Fall Festival last weekend. Story and additional photo on Page 12. Fall is that wonderful season in the north where the leaves turn vivid colors of red, yellow, orange and brown. The air is crisp and one starts to take the warmer clothes out of storage. There is apple and pumpkin picking along with baking of all things pumpkin. It is just a beautiful time of the year. Fall in Florida is somewhat different but the Del Webb Stone Creek residents were treated to a Fall Festival with all things reminiscence of fall in the north. Lifestyle Director, Kim Kroystopa and many volunteers planned this event for months. All clubs, groups and neighborhoods were given supplies to make a scarecrow. As you see the pictures you will notice there are not many scarecrows but some great designs. This years Fall Festival was sponsored by the following merchants: Affordable Carpet Cleaning, Digital Communications Media (DCM), CLA Estate Services, First Service Residential, Friendship Golf Carts, Galaxy Home Solutions, International Energy Savers, Lindsay, Crabb & Associates, National Cremation, Ocala Golf Cart, Papa Johns Pizza, Pro-Closet Design, Pulte, Raymond James Financial Services, Sunshine Solar Group, Swan Financial Services. There were 20-plus vendors advertizing their products. If you were hungry, there were food vendors: Brick Town Catering, Lees chicken, Deconna Ice Cream, Papa Johns, Calypso Concessions and our own Stone Creek Grille. Many of the local residents also sold their crafts from jewelry to childrens books, ceramics, holiday ornaments, quilted bags, and floral arrangements. Stone Creek has many talented residents. It was a great day, not quite fall weather but all had fun checking out the scarecrows enjoying food and meeting neighbors. Thanks to Kim and her many volunteers for another wonderful event. Fall Festival brightens up the weekend at Stone Creek Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi This was one of the displays at the Fall Festival at Stone Creek. The West Marion Relay for Life kickoff is being held Thursday, Oct. 24 starting at 6:30 p.m. at Courtyard by Marriott in Ocala. The theme this year is: Fairytales and Fantasies. The kickoff will have instructions on this years event which will take place on April 4, 2014. There are teams who have already come up with some great fundraising ideas. Soapy Car Wash is going to have a Relay Wash every Tuesday and Thursday between now and the end of March. $2 from each wash will be donated to Relay. Pamela Schlemmer will be selling Redneck Wine Glasses at every team Party. Our Personal Touch Photography will be a Zangy Foto Booth at the Kickoff Party with proceeds going to the West Marion Relay. Please come support us. Finding a cure for Cancer no longer needs to be a Fantasy, with your help one day cancer will only be heard about in fairytales. Relay for Life kickoff event scheduled for Thursday 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. 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. What were you doing in 1963? Its moving day FridayThe location of the production office of theSouth Marion Citizenand West Marion Messengeris moving to the Riverland News office, 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave. in Dunnellon. The State Road 200 ofice will close. 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 There will be a separate telephone number for news content, 352-390-6444, but 352-8543986 will remain in effect for all other departments, including advertising and delivery. The new fax number will be 352-489-6593 effective Oct. 25. Note that your newspapers will not change. Content, advertising, delivery and e-mails will stay the same.