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CarlOrange Slices Charles -Peanut Brittle Gordy-Bit o Honey SueCandy Apples Andy Fruit especially crispy apples MikeSour Patch Kids SandyHomemade cookies Angie-Anything marshmallow Will-Chocolate cookies Phil-Payday candy bar I also asked if anyone remembered tricking someone in place of the treat. Eddie and his sister remembered phoning their eccentric aunt who lived across a highway from their home. They said they called her and told her that a goat is eating your flowers out in your garden. They then sat on their front porch and watched Aunt Gladys and Uncle George come charging out their door (Uncle George with his shotgun) to run the goat away. Needless to say, the brother/sister duo thought the sight was hilarious. Another neighbor who asked not to be identified said that he and a couple of his buddies actually did the dog poop in the burning bag at the front door. They said that it did not work well because no one came to answer the ringing of the doorbell so there was just a burned bad of poop at the door when the family came back home. Buddy told me that he and a group of friends rolled a neighbors car with toilet paper so completely that it looked like a giant paper roll in the yard. The neighbor did not seem amused when he came out to get in the car to go to work on the night shift. There were stories of ringing doorbells and hiding, rubbing bar soap on auto windows, and the standard rolling the yard with toilet paper. All the things mentioned were harmless fun with tricks done to people in the neighborhood who had a good sense of humor. Good-natured fun is something Fairfield Village is known for and the Halloween holiday helps many of us to remember times when we were children and harmless pranks were meant just for a laugh by the perpetrator and the ones who were the recipients of the of the jokes. Good times, good friends, good humor .all elements of the lifestyle of people in Fairfield Village, known as the lively place filled with lovely people. INDEX Quail Meadow......4 Ocala Palms........6 Fairfield Village..7 Rev. Snyder........10 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 32 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013 Happenings Page 3 PuzzlesPage 912Wednesday, October 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G6GU Walk -Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Appr eciat ed 6 160 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Ja smine Plaza There r eally is a difference in salons . COME SEE S TARR Mon.-Fri. 1 -6 Sat 9-3 000GCWI Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www .palmettokennels.com 000GG7W Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000FY7J 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! GOLF CARS STAR TING AT $2,295 WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange 60 Bronze $ 89 95 72 Gold $ 99 95 84 Platinum $ 109 95 (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) exchange exchange exchange & UP Turn your clocks back next weekend PHOTO BY PRISCILLA GEISSALJean Chapman's Halloween flag in Fairfield Village is colorful, cute, and appropriate as the Ocala area gets ready for Thursdays holiday. Where to be safe this Halloween Sheriffs Office The Marion County Sheriffs Office Southwest District will hold its annual Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 31, to provide a safe outlet for trick-ortreating for local children. The office is at 9048 S.W. State Road 200. The party will be on Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m., and will include a disc jockey, hot dogs, games, face painting and much more. Paddock Mall Paddock Mall will host its annual Simon Kidgits Club Halloween event on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m., providing children the chance to enjoy the fall holiday with a special spooky experience thats close to home. In celebration of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainments Bluray/DVD releases of childrens movies The Croods (Oct. 1), Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around (Oct. 15), Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: The Scorpion Sting (Oct. 15) and Dragons Riders of Berk Part 1 and Part 2 (July 23), kids can partake in even more activities inspired by the films: Creepy, cool crafts: Make a mask from The Croods, try out Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around temporary tattoos or design a flying dragon to mirror the character Hiccup from Dragons Riders of Berk, all in the spirit getting creative for Halloween. Engaging games & photo opportunities: Get in on the Kung Fu Panda chopstick game and snap a photo with a life-sized The Croods standee to capture the terrific experience. Trick-ortreat take-homes: Walk away with The Croods treat bag, Kidgits member-exOCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOSchool bus fireA West Port High School bus was damaged by fire on Friday on 27t Avenue. Two students were hospitalized with minor injuries, and an aide suffered a broken hip. FAFO eventThe Fine Arts Festival of Ocala took place downtown this past weekend. Some of the artists sat comfortably outside their booths watching over their work as crowds gathered.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK The 10th annual Steel Horse Stampede motorcycle ride is gearing up for its journey through the county Nov. 2. The event serves as a fundraiser to benefit patient care at Hospice of Marion County, Inc. Participants may preregister by calling 352-854-5218 or at www.hospiceofmarion.com. The day of the event, registration begins at 8 a.m. at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave.). The ride will start at 10 a.m. The cost is a minimum donation of $18 for the rider and $18 for a passenger. The donation includes a light breakfast and a barbecue lunch following the ride plus door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and entertainment by the Nightshift Band. Stampede participants will take a 55mile escorted ride through Marion County. Along the way are scheduled stops at each of the four Hospice Houses. Riders will get a close-up view of the beautiful houses available for the areas hospice patients. For more information about the ride, contact 352-854-5218 or to inquire about the many services Hospice of Marion County has to offer, call 352-873-7400. Steel Horse Stampede scheduled for Nov. 2 Please see HALLOWEEN, Page 10 FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 7 One of the Halloween t-shirts. Above, another of the Halloween shirts at the party. Even the lamppost takes on a "witchy" flair for Halloween. BY JIM CLARK EditorTraffic accidents in Marion County have claimed at least four lives in the past week. In an accident on County Road 326 on Oct. 27, David Eugene Harrington Jr., 22, of Williston, died when his vehicle left the road at 2:15 a.m. According to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol, he was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed approaching Northwest 150th Avenue. He left the pavement and drove onto the north grassy shoulder. The car continued ahead on the grass, hit a fence and went into a pasture. He continued through the pasture hitting two parallel fences. This caused him to overturn and he was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. A multiple fatality accident was reported at 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 24 on State Road 200. According to FHP, Ray Allen Kraus, 67, and his wife, Pamela Jean Kraus, 64, died when their car was struck by a vehicle driven by Allen Cole Godwin, 30, of Dunnellon. The FHP report read that Kraus was eastbound on State Road 200 in the left turn lane approaching the intersection of Southwest 99th Street. Kraus made a left turn, reportedly with the light, across the westbound lanes. Godwin was westbound approaching the same intersection. According to the report, Godwin failed to observe the red traffic signal and the front of his vehicle struck the right side of the Kraus vehicle. Godwin was flown to Shands in Gainesville and was in critical condition. According to FHP charges are pending. On Oct. 24 at 1:16 a.m., Michael Phillip Dangelo, 35, of Ocala, was killed when his vehicle struck a stopped vehicle in a construction area. The vehicle was surrounded by orange cones and had a flashing amber arrow telling vehicles to move over. Traffic fatalities climb in county

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 30, 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 AUTO SW AP/ CORRAL CAR SHOW Sumter County Fairgrounds SUMTER SWAP MEETS SUN. 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. CHILD CARE PROVIDERFor Church Nursery Background check & ref. required. Sunday AMs. Extra hours avaialble for special events. Email Resume fbcresumes@ embarqmail.com Tax Accountant2 -5 yrs. Business Tax Exp. ,CPA preferred Qualified Persons Send Resume to Cpa.resume.sear ch@ gmail.com Tax Manager5 yrs. Business Tax Experience w/ CPA firm, CPA preferred Qualified Persons Send Resume to Cpa.resume.sear ch @gmail.com WE BUY ANTIQUES & OLD STUFF! 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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! with purchase of Siemens Rechargeable Hearing Aids about you? Do you think you live in a community where something like this just cant happen.? Guess what we hope youre right, but you never know. Fifth, this is typical liberal nonsense the names of witnesses, children, are released, the name of the dead victim is released, but the name of the shooter is not. Weve said this before, our philosophy is to protect witnesses and victims, not the criminals. Respect for the family? They evidently made it easy for this kid to get his hands on a semi-automatic handgun. Who respects that? By the way, doesnt Nevada have a public records law? Just a while later, there was another middle school shooting, killing a teacher, in Massachusetts. So once again people are mourning, politicians are wringing their hands wondering what they can do, and parents are cautioning their children to be careful. Its just another sad episode in our violent culture. Hopefully, there wont be too many more. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 polls provide documentation: One of them shows that approval of the Republican Party is down to 24 percent. Thats one in four respondents holding the GOP in any sort of esteem. No wonder President Barack Obama refused to negotiate. The unfortunate part is that this mess has caused severe damage to our standing in the world and cost billions of dollars. Certainly Congress has been seriously discredited, but thats not the worst: The nation, meaning all of us, has been diminished.(c) 2013 Bob FrankenDistributed by King Features Synd. FRANKENcontinued from Page 8 clusive Halloween goodie, chance to win one of these popular DVD titles, coupons for parents and other surprises In addition, parents and costumed kids can enjoy traditional seasonal offerings during the family-friendly special celebration. All ghouls and boys in costume, 12 years and under, can trickor-treat throughout the mall and visit participating stores and vendor tables. Additionally, Kidgits members, and those wishing to become a member, are invited to enjoy frightfully-fun crafts and face painting beginning at 4 p.m. Crossroads Celebration of Life Looking for a safe way for your kids to spend Oct. 31? Join us at Crossroads Church for our annual Celebration of Life, Oct. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. Everything is free: hot dogs, popcorn, Sno Kones, candy and bounce houses. Glow sticks for the first 200 children. Hay rides and games for the whole family. Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala; 352-291-2080. HALLOWEENcontinued from Page 1

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Friday, Nov. 1 Two-day Spruce Creek North saleThe Spruce Creek North community will hold a garage sale on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The community GPS location is 11040 S.W. 64th Avenue, Ocala 34476. Main entrance is off Southwest 103rd Street Road.Saturday, Nov. 2 Saddle Oak Club craft fairThe annual craft fair at Saddle Oak Club, on State Road 200, across from Heathbrook Publix, will be Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, drawings, homemade baked goods, coffee and croissants served from 8 to 10 a.m. Soup and sandwiches will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Moose yard saleWest Marion Moose Chapter 1929 will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot on Southwest State Road 200. To make donations or to buy a space, call Gerri at 352-237-1487. Spaces are $10 for one and $15 for two.Ocala Palms craft saleJoin us at Ocala Palms (located on U.S. 27, one mile west of Interstate 75) on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a delightful day of shopping from 70+ talented crafters and artists covering a variety of items. Enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale, and a hot dog lunch available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Raffles, too! Start your holiday shopping early!Quail Meadow community hosts saleThe Quail Meadow community yard sale is set for Sat. Nov. 2, starting at 8 a.m. The entrance to the community is Northwest 49th Avenue located off U.S. Highway 27.Country fair at Circle SquareWhat could be more fall than an old-fashioned country fair! Join the festivities and participate in a calk walk for charity (ticketed event), fair games, and face painting while you munch on kettle corn, cotton candy and fair food. Sit a spell and listen to live country music as you enjoy the cooler Fall weather. The Country Fair will take place on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun. This free event is open to the public. There will be a cake walk, fair games, face painting and more. Proceeds from the cake walk benefit Hospice of Marion County. Cakes are provided by Stellas Modern Pantry, Gina Hudson (local raw food chef), Betty Cakes, Marys Cuban Kitchen, Hospice of Marion County, Bonefish, Cakes N More, Candler Hills Restaurant, The Pub Restaurant, Publix and Sams. Additional cake donations from local establishments are welcome and all cake sponsors will be recognized in event advertising. For more information about the Country Fair event, contact Antonio Crews at 352-854-3670. For information on other entertainment and events happening on The Town Square, visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com or call 352-854-3670.Yoga at Sholom ParkJoin us for the final yoga session of the season in Sholom Park at 9 a.m. promptly. For information, contact Ingrid Crane, 352-854-7950.Sunday, Nov. 3 Roast pork dinner at Ocala WestA roast pork dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. Cost is $8 per person. Proceeds will benefit Boy Scouts camp fund. Tickets are available at church office. For information, call (352) 854-9550.Southern Express in concertThe Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The Southern Express Orchestra is truly outstanding and has been appearing at Ocala West for several years as part of the annual concert series. The church is pleased to have them back. They plan to return to give another concert series program after the first of the year. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Monday, Nov. 4 Interfaith hosts Muslim for lectureThe Interfaith Alliance of Marion County opens its fall lecture series with Larry Collins, a practicing Muslim since 1966, asking Does God Need Our Help? at the Temple Beth Shalom on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. In his lecture he will examine vital moral and ethical questions which arise out of the enormity of recent scientific discoveries. A long-time member of the board and former president of the Interfaith Alliance, Collins is chairman of the board of directors of The Islamic Association of Central Florida in Ocala. An equine lawyer he has undergraduate degrees in history and English, and a juris doctorate, all from the University of Florida. He was a military intelligence officer in the Air Force and served in Vietnam. A formidable man physically and intellectually who reads the Quran in Arabic, Collins and his wife, Sally, live in Anthony. Rabbi Zeev Harari, his colleague on the board of the Interfaith Alliance, welcomes everyone to this free event at the Temple Beth Shalom, 1109 N.E. 8th Ave. in Ocala. A hospitality hour will follow. Please visit www.tiamarioncounty.org, e-mail TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com or call 352-629-3897 for more information.Tuesday, Nov. 5 Movies at the LibraryFreedom Public Library is now showing movies once a month. Join us in the meeting room on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. for a free showing of Oz, the Great and Powerful.Hours change for food pantryThe Ocala West United Methodist Churchs food pantry will have different hours beginning Nov. 5. The new days will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Food may be collected from the pantry every 30 days. Please be prepared to show identification with a photo for the food. Wednesday, Nov. 6 Music recital at CFThe College of Central Florida Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a vocal and instrumental recital Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The recital will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center. Doors open to the public 30 minutes before the performance and admission is free. Approximately 20 students currently enrolled in the CF Music Department will perform voice and instrumental pieces. The recital will include musical selections ranging from popular to classical and secular to religious. Tickets are not required. For additional information, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810. To learn about other CF events, visit www.CF.edu. Icannot express how ecstatic I was when someone gave me a coupon for a free donut. Normally, I am not overly excited about free. All I had to do was fill out a little survey online and they would send me a code that would guarantee me a free donut. In my daily diary diet, I have a whole section devoted to the subject that when a forbidden food is free it cancels out all calories. When I first told the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage she looked at me rather strangely and said, Who said that? I know we are both getting old but we are not that old! I got close to her, waved my hand so she could see me and said, Its me. I just said it. Can you see me now? That is not funny. You know exactly what I meant. My grin drained from my face and I said to her, Well, I said it. Did, she said inquisitively, anybody ever say that before you said it? My wife has many talents, skills and gifts. It would be difficult for me to say which is her best gift but at the moment, her greatest skill is backing me into a corner. And in a corner I was thus backed. I then had to explain to her, in detail, how this was an observation I worked through with much research. This is an original with me and I am quite proud to be the author. All she said was, Huh, that is exactly what I thought. I will go to my grave believing when a donut is free it means it is free of calories. Call it what you will but free by any other name is still free in my personal dictionary. Getting back to my free donut. I was anxious to get to the donut shop, cash in the coupon and enjoy a donut. I do not know when the best time to eat a donut is, so I just started at my convenience. I got at the donut shop and walked in and the smell was overpowering. Nothing like the smell of donuts baking in the oven with a hint of coffee brewing in the background. I just stood there for a few seconds absorbing the luxury of this marvelous atmosphere. It is not often I can enjoy such luxuries, especially if my wife knows where I am. When I became adjusted to the ambience, I walked up to the counter and presented my coupon for a free donut. It was at that moment I saw them. I know I am not the most observant person at the circus. Many things get by me without noticing them. Sometimes I am just in deep thought and not aware of my surroundings. I can relate to Walter Mitty in many ways. There they were, freshly baked Apple Fritters. I was stunned. It just never crossed my mind that a donut shop would have this kind of delicious tidbit. But there they were. Freshly baked and staring at me with alluring eyes of desire. I do not know how much better a day can get than this. When I got up this morning, I did not realize this would be a wonderful day. There they were staring at me and I staring back and immediately there was a connection. Standing in line I could hardly wait for my turn to order. I presented my coupon for a free donut and the young woman behind the counter said, Which donut can I get for you, sir? I savored the moment, licked my drying lips and said, Ill have an Apple Fritter. With that said, I sighed a deep sigh of true contentment. Im sorry, sir, the young woman said. There is no need to be sorry, young lady, I said as cheerfully as I possibly could. No, sir, Im sorry but an Apple Fritter is not a donut. I can take a joke as well as anybody else. In fact, I have put forth my share of jokes. However, an Apple Fritter is no joking matter. Excuse me, I said almost breathlessly. An Apple Fritter is not a donut, so what donut would you like me to get for you? The thought began unfolding in my mind at this point that she was not joking. She sincerely believed an Apple Fritter was not a donut. I know an Apple Fritter is among the Cadillac of donuts but in my mind, it is still a donut. I did not have much opportunity to set this young woman straight with one of the great fundamentals of life. I had to take one of her free donuts along with my coffee, go to a corner and think about these things. What good is free if it is not really what you want? Sometimes people use the word free as a device to get you to a place where they can sell you something else. The Bible is the only place I will accept a free offer. One particular verse sets this forth quite nicely. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32 KJV). This is often used out of context. The truth that makes us free indeed is none other than the truth about Jesus Christ. He is the only One capable of delivering something absolutely free.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. 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I want my fritter Happenings More on Page 10 Friday, Nov. 8 Buddy Poppies to be distributedVFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at Publix, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Gander Mountain, Lowes WinnDixie, Big Lots and I-Hop. Donations are appreciated with all proceeds going to veterans and local charities.United Way golf tournamentUnited Way is hosting a a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 8. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be held at Golf Club of Ocala, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., beginning at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $100 per person. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. Entry fee includes golf fees, cart fees, lunch, beverages, entertainment and a complimentary round of golf at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club, and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $100 per hole. Sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorships or registration, call at 352-291-0292 or 352-622-1318. Saturday, Nov. 9 Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to attend the next meeting Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be turkey and stuffing, with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 6, checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362.Sunday, Nov. 10 Band to honor veteransPlease join the Kingdom of the Sun band for a tribute to honor our veterans on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park on Fort King Street. This is our second annual Veterans Light the Stars program, complete with special music and fireworks. Admission is free! Bring a chair or blanket for comfortable seating. For additional information, call 352-624-9291 or visit www.kingdomofthesunband.org.

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Has anyone ever seen Marion Gartman speechless? Well, it finally happened on her 70th birthday! Ron (Marions husband) planned a fabulous surprise for her on her special birthday. Marions sister, son, grandson, nephew, and two nieces came from Maine, Ohio, and North Carolina to celebrate her 70th birthday. Ron arranged for the family to be at the Bonefish Grill when he arrived with Marion. The party didnt end there after eating, Ron told Marion they needed to stop at the QM clubhouse. When she entered the building there were over 60 of her friends and neighbors waiting to help her celebrate. Im sure this is one birthday Marion will never forget! As you are reading the paper today, dont forget that tonight (the 30th) is the Spooktacular potluck dinner and party at the clubhousecome join us for an evening of eating, music, and fun. Can you believe its already time to change our clocks back one hour? Standard time begins Sunday morning at 2 a.m., so be sure you change your clocks before going to bed Saturday night. Many years ago a friend forgot to change her clock and went to church an hour early she was the only one there. Her first thought was that the Rapture had come and she was the only one left! Along with adjusting clocks, its also time to change the batteries in our smoke detectors. Members of the Marion County Fire Department will be glad to come change the batteries for you, if you are unable to reach the detectors you should have new batteries for them to use. You can call the department at 291-8000 to arrange for this service. This Friday is Nov. 1 and you know what that means First Friday gathering at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, is the Quail Meadow community yard/garage sale. This is a good time to clean out closets, cabinets, and garages. Interfaith Services is in need of non-perishable food. There is a collection box in the clubhouse for donations. John and Mary Zdarsky take the donations to Interfaith every Wednesday. 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 Mowrey, and Marie Schneider. The dinner will be a traditional Thanksgiving turkey and all trimmings. A special thanks to Richard Gunther for providing photographs that are used in this article. Richard, a professional photographer, is a QM resident. Many of his photographs are on display in the clubhouse. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Contest Awards, Dinners, Music CDs & More Gene 352-615-9885 thegenemartinshow@yahoo.com Listen online 24/7 thegenemartinshow.com 000GF6J Mon.-Fri. 8 AM to 12 PM Saturdays 8 AM to 6 PM On Daystar 89.5 FM WKSG GENE MARTIN AND FRIENDS! George Samuels Pete King (UK) Hans Jeff Borger Don Bruce The Very Best in Adult Music Standards 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 000GG44 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... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000GGIJ $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Tues., Nov. 5, 11:00 AM Carrabas 2370 SW College Rd. Thurs., Nov. 7, 11:00 AM Thurs., Nov. 14, 11:00 AM Candler Hills On Top of the World 8139 SW 90th Terr. Rd. Thurs., Nov. 7, 10:00 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 Ave. Fri., Nov. 8, 2:00 PM Horse & Hounds 4620 E Silver Springs Blvd. Tues., Nov. 12, 10:30 AM Pavarottis 8075 SW Hwy 200 Thurs., Nov. 14, 10:00 AM Bob Evans 11300 SW 95th Cir. Fri., Nov. 15, 10:00 AM ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You enjoy the attention early in the week, but it might be a good idea to opt for some privacy by weeks end so that you can consider an upcoming decision. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You unearthed some surprising facts. Now you need to consider how to use them to your advantage. Meanwhile, it might be best to keep what youve learned secret for now. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A comment by a colleague piques your curiosity to know more. Youll find people more likely to offer information if youre discreet when making your inquiries. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels begin to rise by midweek. This allows you to catch up with your heavy workload and still have plenty of get-up-and-go to go out on the town this weekend. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youre probably roaring your head off about a perceived slight from a longtime critic. Ignore it. That person might just be trying to goad you into doing something you might later regret. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) The early part of the week is open to spontaneity. Then its time to settle into your usual routine to get all your tasks done. A personal situation could require attention. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A meeting of the minds on a work project might well develop into something more personal for Librans look ing for romance. Aspects are also favorable for platonic relationships. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A more-positive mood might be difficult to assume in light of a recent problem involving the health of someone special. But by weeks end, your emotional barometer should start to rise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Look for a changed attitude from a former adversary once he or she realizes you have your colleagues full support. Now you can refocus your energies on that workplace project. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This time, a difference of opinion might not be resolved in your favor. Be patient. It ultimately could all work out to your advantage, as information develops. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A tug of war develops between the artistic Aquarians creative aspect and his or her practical side. Best advice: Prioritize your schedule so you can give appropriate time to both. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You could be entering a career phase awash with job-related demands. But avoid being swamped by the overflow and, instead, keep treading water as you deal with demands one by one. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Regional Manager John Provost 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : 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 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday 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 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Marion Gartman speechless on 70th Marion Gartman's family, front row, from left, Glenn Vajda (grandson), Marion Gartman, Helen Roth; back row, Ron Gartman, Ed Vajda (son), Rob Samec, Lindsey Lash and Linda Lash.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G39F West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Questions about school shooting There were several things to take away from last Mondays shooting at a middle school in Sparks, Nevada, including several comments that were made in connection with the tragedy. The shooter used a semi-automatic handgun, allegedly taken from his parents. The shooter was heard to ask, Why you people making fun of me, why you laughing at me? A teacher with military experience tried to stop him and was killed for his efforts, the only one besides the shooter to die. He is being hailed as a hero. A lot of the quotes coming from officials were statements such as You never think it will happen to you, and Things like that dont happen here. The shooters name is being withheld out of respect for his family. Lets go through these items one-by-one. First, the semi-automatic. While most true Americans agree with the right to bear arms, there comes a certain responsibility with that privilege. For people with children, its making sure that their kids cant get to their guns to do things like that. Was there some negligence in this case? Thats for the investigators to determine. Second, the boys comments. It makes it appear that he was being bullied, and this wouldnt be the first assailant who was in that position. Maybe someday the message will get through to bullies that when they pick on someone, they are putting their own lives in danger. Third, the teacher who was killed was trying to intervene. The shooter encountered the teacher, Michael Landsberry, who had a wife and two step-children, and shot him dead. In some cases, though, when a shooter is challenged, he ends it all with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and thats apparently what happened here. That would mean that the teacher may have saved many others. Fourth, weve heard those comments every time. People think they live in a quiet, safe community, and all of a sudden that tranquility is shattered and they realize that their safety has been compromised. What Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY BOB FRANKENAmong the most farcical rules around is a provision in the guidelines for whats ethical and whats not for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Setting aside the point that congressional ethics is an oxymoron, there is a prohibition against bringing discredit to either body. How absurd, considering it could be applied right now against the many who contrived the government shutdown/debt-ceiling crises. Whoopee. They finally managed, just barely, to avert disaster, but not before polls measuring the approval rating of Congress had dropped like a stone. One could say that qualified as discredit. Actually, its more like disgust. If one person could be singled out for blame, it would probably be the junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz. Junior was warned over and over again by those in the GOP who werent foaming at the mouth that pushing to defund Obamacare was suicidal. Inflaming his fellow Bravehearts, who then bullied the Republican chicken-hearts, was a strategy for certain defeat. His insistence on continuing to sail his showboat full speed ahead was little more than an unprincipled effort to get name recognition with no regard for the danger to not just his party, but the credibility of the legislative branch. His deceptions and demagoguery embarrassed the country, reinforcing real doubts in the world about the stability of the United States. All because he wanted to get onto the president-wannabe fast track. He recruited Sarah Palin and some of the other cheap-shot artists on the fringes who were only too glad to share in his reflected inglory. He and they constantly recite platitudes about fighting the corrupt establishment. Thats certainly a worthy cause. But do we really want our banner to be the Confederate flag waved at one of their demonstrations, or should we rally around the anti-Muslim invective from another speaker at one of their contrived events? Dont expect his timid colleagues to take him on. Hes made Republicans quake in their boots, as they grovel to the extremists who itch for the chance to oust anyone who hints at even the slightest tendency to compromise. It explains why the drama kings and queens who hold office are too terrified to work things out until the last possible instant. They actually just wish these situations simply would go away. The truth is these dual budget crises could have been resolved long ago. Everyone knew what the deadlines were; the mechanisms to negotiate were in place for months but were ignored by the trembling leaders, who are unwilling to lead. So there was a vacuum, which Ted Cruz and the other opportunists were all too willing to fill. When the time was ripe, Cruz swooped right in, conducting a 21-hour filibuster that had no purpose whatsoever except to raise his profile. Democrats love Ted Cruz. He is singlehandedly leading their adversaries down the road to destruction. Again, the Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. As I write this, there have been four traffic fatalities in Marion County in the past week. At least three of them, and maybe all four, involved excessive speed. The worst was on State Road 200 at 99th Street, near On Top of the World. Two people, a married couple, were killed making a left turn because a driver allegedly ran a red light and smashed into them. That driver had to be flown to Gainesville in critical condition. There was another death in Silver Springs Shores, and a fourth on County Road 326 over the weekend. People wont learn speeding might get you to your destination a minute or so sooner, or it might get you prematurely into the ground or into jail. When I drive, I make enemies. I have learned that on State Road 200, if you drive the speed limit of 50 mph, other drivers hate you. They come up behind you rapidly, then cut it close as they get around you. However, I set my cruise control at 50, and thats my speed. When I drive out 200 to the nowclosed South Marion Citizen, West Marion Messenger office, Im going against the grain. Im driving away from the city in the morning, and toward the city in the afternoon. The mornings on State Road 200 are interesting. Ive seen several law enforcement officers facing west, tracking cars coming into town. But westbound, drivers fly by and no one seems to be tracking them. State Road 200 isnt the only bad road encountered in the morning. The new 31st Street extension is another. The speed limit the entire length of the road, from Maricamp to State Road 200, is 40 mph. Thats a joke. The funny thing is that you can easily tell who is speeding. One day I hit that road at about 7:30 in the morning, and I was tailgated and practically run off the Slow down on the road and save lives Among Friends Jim Clark road by dozens of vehicles, many of them fancy pickup trucks that I cant afford. Interesting, though, traffic suddenly cleared. Thats because all the speeding vehicles turned into a school just before 27th Avenue. There are a lot of lives to be saved on these streets with stricter enforcement. Heres hoping law enforcement takes notice. WERE GONE: As I mentioned above, the office on State Road 200 is now closed. The staff has been spread all over the area, but our coverage will not change. The biggest thing that some people will have trouble adjusting to is that all news must be e-mailed. If you want to submit something and you dont have e-mail, we recommend you find a friend who can send things for you. This is an inconvenience to some people, but not as many as you might think. Almost all of our material is already sent by e-mail, so it wont be that much of a sweeping change. We also need to remind people that pictures need to be jpg attachments. Do not embed pictures in a Microsoft Word document. We can see them, but we cant pull them out and save them. Our phone numbers can be found in what we call the info box, which usually runs on Page 4. Please refer to it for information.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. Please see FRANKEN, Page 11 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 Bringing discredit

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000GF1R 8720 S.W. State Road 200 #1 Dillen Plaza A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 Mane Event Hair Salon Welcomes Lian $ 8 Haircuts 1st Time Customers Only. Expires 11/9/13 000GFQY Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to Veterans l abor & parts excluding batteries LOWEST PRICES IN OCALA FREE pickup within 5 miles 2010 EZ GO RXV New Factory Body New DOT tires Fold down tinted wind shield Automatic charger Deluxe Lights Includes: Headlights, Turn Signals, Horn, Brake Lights, Tail Lights, Custom Dash Volt Meter New 10 Mag Wheels Folding Side Mirrors 2010 Club Car Remanufactured Garage Floor Mats Protects Against Oil & Battery Acid $59 $ 5,995 L IM IT ED LIMITED O FF ER OFFER Floor Mat Custom Seats Pin Striping, Names Speed 22-23 mph Sand Box Cooler, Ball W asher W arranty All for Only $ 5,295 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART 6-V 6-V T605 T605 only $ 549 only $ 549 8-V 8-V T875 T875 only $ 659 only $ 659 12-V 12-V T1275 T1275 only $ 659 only $ 659 6-V 6-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 459 $ 459 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 559 $ 559 AUTHORIZED DEALER Trojan/Electro See Our BUY, SELL, TRADE & SERVICE ALL MAKES & MODELS BY DIANE VOLKO Ocala Palms Rally AmbassadorOcala Palms Golf and Country Club hosted its 11th annual Rally for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 12. This year, 64 golfers participated in the event. A total of $2,000 was raised for the fight against breast cancer. Winners in the First Flight were: 1st Place Tony Pinto, Terry Sutton, Betty Roy, Jana McElroy. 2nd Place Tom Hopkins, Bette DeGeorge, LeRoy Crooks, Betty Robb. 3rd Place Bob Oliver, Fred McKarge, Joan Wesnofske, Kay Negron. Second Flight Winners were: 1st Place Richard Hammes, Ron Owen, Renee Ross, Dot Stapp. 2nd Place Al Nolan, Bob Fitzgerald, Jim Schweiger, Ruth Tedesco. 3rd Place Howard Stanfill, Lynette Carpenter, C K Brinkley, Sue Grund. Closest to the pin on hole 4 for the men was Bob Volko and closest to the pin for the women was Nancy Groth. Longest putts for the women were Betty Roy and Nancy Groth and for the men were Terry Sutton and Ron Owen. A special thank you to Todd Niesen and the Pro Shop staff, Barb Dedics for the wonderful pictures, the golfers who participated and the many volunteers who helped to make the event possible. Ocala Palms Rallies for a Cure on golf course Angie Fischetti, Carol Pinto and Bette DeGeorge.Bob Dolan and Vance Zeek.JPG Dot Stapp and Betty Robb. Gail Leingang, Ken Herndon and Winnie West. Kay and Bill Negron. Ken and Pat Herndon. Bob Fitzgerald, Jim Schweiger, Ruth Tedesco and Al Nolan. Lynelle Carpenter, Stn Misiaszek, Sue Grund and nancy Groth. Lee Sullivan, Tony Pinto and Terry Sutton. John LaPlante, Ruby Kasper, Susan Lucarini and Bob Volko. Even though we are a 55+ community, we do still enjoy many activities that have at least in the past been associated with children or definitely younger than 55+ people. Take Halloween for instance. We think it is lots of fun and another good excuse to have a potluck dinner not that we really need an excuse for a gathering with food. As you can see, the photos show some of the people who were having the most fun at the Halloween Potluck Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 26. Any excuse will do for some people to bring a chuckle or an outright laugh from their friends and neighbors. We started talking about Halloween when we were kids and the fun we had when we took part in Trick or Treat. As a result, I asked a group of people what was their favorite treat that they received on these Halloween outings. The results were quite interesting: Robert -Tootsie Rolls Nancy Candy Corn with chocolate tips KenCandy Pumpkins Sally-Gummy Bears EmilyTwizzlers NickThree Musketeers FloydRoot Beer Barrels Nina-Candy Corn DianeChum Gum Olivia M & Ms Mary-Chocolate Mints Dana-Gobstoppers Chris-Whoppers Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Halloween in Fairfield PaulSnickers EdDark Chocolate Dove Bar Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 12 Ann and Ed Kulesa's home was chosen as October's Home Of The Month by Rachel Muse, FFV Community Manager. Carol and Jim Meissner insist that it is "a treat even at the Halloween potluck dinner.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7 6 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000GF1R 8720 S.W. State Road 200 #1 Dillen Plaza A Full Service Hair Salon 854-5969 Mane Event Hair Salon Welcomes Lian $ 8 Haircuts 1st Time Customers Only. Expires 11/9/13 000GFQY Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to Veterans l abor & parts excluding batteries LOWEST PRICES IN OCALA FREE pickup within 5 miles 2010 EZ GO RXV New Factory Body New DOT tires Fold down tinted wind shield Automatic charger Deluxe Lights Includes: Headlights, Turn Signals, Horn, Brake Lights, Tail Lights, Custom Dash Volt Meter New 10 Mag Wheels Folding Side Mirrors 2010 Club Car Remanufactured Garage Floor Mats Protects Against Oil & Battery Acid $59 $ 5,995 L IM IT ED LIMITED O FF ER OFFER Floor Mat Custom Seats Pin Striping, Names Speed 22-23 mph Sand Box Cooler, Ball W asher W arranty All for Only $ 5,295 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART 6-V 6-V T605 T605 only $ 549 only $ 549 8-V 8-V T875 T875 only $ 659 only $ 659 12-V 12-V T1275 T1275 only $ 659 only $ 659 6-V 6-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 459 $ 459 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 559 $ 559 AUTHORIZED DEALER Trojan/Electro See Our BUY, SELL, TRADE & SERVICE ALL MAKES & MODELS BY DIANE VOLKO Ocala Palms Rally AmbassadorOcala Palms Golf and Country Club hosted its 11th annual Rally for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 12. This year, 64 golfers participated in the event. A total of $2,000 was raised for the fight against breast cancer. Winners in the First Flight were: 1st Place Tony Pinto, Terry Sutton, Betty Roy, Jana McElroy. 2nd Place Tom Hopkins, Bette DeGeorge, LeRoy Crooks, Betty Robb. 3rd Place Bob Oliver, Fred McKarge, Joan Wesnofske, Kay Negron. Second Flight Winners were: 1st Place Richard Hammes, Ron Owen, Renee Ross, Dot Stapp. 2nd Place Al Nolan, Bob Fitzgerald, Jim Schweiger, Ruth Tedesco. 3rd Place Howard Stanfill, Lynette Carpenter, C K Brinkley, Sue Grund. Closest to the pin on hole 4 for the men was Bob Volko and closest to the pin for the women was Nancy Groth. Longest putts for the women were Betty Roy and Nancy Groth and for the men were Terry Sutton and Ron Owen. A special thank you to Todd Niesen and the Pro Shop staff, Barb Dedics for the wonderful pictures, the golfers who participated and the many volunteers who helped to make the event possible. Ocala Palms Rallies for a Cure on golf course Angie Fischetti, Carol Pinto and Bette DeGeorge.Bob Dolan and Vance Zeek.JPG Dot Stapp and Betty Robb. Gail Leingang, Ken Herndon and Winnie West. Kay and Bill Negron. Ken and Pat Herndon. Bob Fitzgerald, Jim Schweiger, Ruth Tedesco and Al Nolan. Lynelle Carpenter, Stn Misiaszek, Sue Grund and nancy Groth. Lee Sullivan, Tony Pinto and Terry Sutton. John LaPlante, Ruby Kasper, Susan Lucarini and Bob Volko. Even though we are a 55+ community, we do still enjoy many activities that have at least in the past been associated with children or definitely younger than 55+ people. Take Halloween for instance. We think it is lots of fun and another good excuse to have a potluck dinner not that we really need an excuse for a gathering with food. As you can see, the photos show some of the people who were having the most fun at the Halloween Potluck Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 26. Any excuse will do for some people to bring a chuckle or an outright laugh from their friends and neighbors. We started talking about Halloween when we were kids and the fun we had when we took part in Trick or Treat. As a result, I asked a group of people what was their favorite treat that they received on these Halloween outings. The results were quite interesting: Robert -Tootsie Rolls Nancy Candy Corn with chocolate tips KenCandy Pumpkins Sally-Gummy Bears EmilyTwizzlers NickThree Musketeers FloydRoot Beer Barrels Nina-Candy Corn DianeChum Gum Olivia M & Ms Mary-Chocolate Mints Dana-Gobstoppers Chris-Whoppers Fairfield Village Priscilla Geissal Halloween in Fairfield PaulSnickers EdDark Chocolate Dove Bar Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 12 Ann and Ed Kulesa's home was chosen as October's Home Of The Month by Rachel Muse, FFV Community Manager. Carol and Jim Meissner insist that it is "a treat even at the Halloween potluck dinner.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5 8 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G39F West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Questions about school shooting There were several things to take away from last Mondays shooting at a middle school in Sparks, Nevada, including several comments that were made in connection with the tragedy. The shooter used a semi-automatic handgun, allegedly taken from his parents. The shooter was heard to ask, Why you people making fun of me, why you laughing at me? A teacher with military experience tried to stop him and was killed for his efforts, the only one besides the shooter to die. He is being hailed as a hero. A lot of the quotes coming from officials were statements such as You never think it will happen to you, and Things like that dont happen here. The shooters name is being withheld out of respect for his family. Lets go through these items one-by-one. First, the semi-automatic. While most true Americans agree with the right to bear arms, there comes a certain responsibility with that privilege. For people with children, its making sure that their kids cant get to their guns to do things like that. Was there some negligence in this case? Thats for the investigators to determine. Second, the boys comments. It makes it appear that he was being bullied, and this wouldnt be the first assailant who was in that position. Maybe someday the message will get through to bullies that when they pick on someone, they are putting their own lives in danger. Third, the teacher who was killed was trying to intervene. The shooter encountered the teacher, Michael Landsberry, who had a wife and two step-children, and shot him dead. In some cases, though, when a shooter is challenged, he ends it all with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and thats apparently what happened here. That would mean that the teacher may have saved many others. Fourth, weve heard those comments every time. People think they live in a quiet, safe community, and all of a sudden that tranquility is shattered and they realize that their safety has been compromised. What Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY BOB FRANKENAmong the most farcical rules around is a provision in the guidelines for whats ethical and whats not for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Setting aside the point that congressional ethics is an oxymoron, there is a prohibition against bringing discredit to either body. How absurd, considering it could be applied right now against the many who contrived the government shutdown/debt-ceiling crises. Whoopee. They finally managed, just barely, to avert disaster, but not before polls measuring the approval rating of Congress had dropped like a stone. One could say that qualified as discredit. Actually, its more like disgust. If one person could be singled out for blame, it would probably be the junior senator from Texas, Ted Cruz. Junior was warned over and over again by those in the GOP who werent foaming at the mouth that pushing to defund Obamacare was suicidal. Inflaming his fellow Bravehearts, who then bullied the Republican chicken-hearts, was a strategy for certain defeat. His insistence on continuing to sail his showboat full speed ahead was little more than an unprincipled effort to get name recognition with no regard for the danger to not just his party, but the credibility of the legislative branch. His deceptions and demagoguery embarrassed the country, reinforcing real doubts in the world about the stability of the United States. All because he wanted to get onto the president-wannabe fast track. He recruited Sarah Palin and some of the other cheap-shot artists on the fringes who were only too glad to share in his reflected inglory. He and they constantly recite platitudes about fighting the corrupt establishment. Thats certainly a worthy cause. But do we really want our banner to be the Confederate flag waved at one of their demonstrations, or should we rally around the anti-Muslim invective from another speaker at one of their contrived events? Dont expect his timid colleagues to take him on. Hes made Republicans quake in their boots, as they grovel to the extremists who itch for the chance to oust anyone who hints at even the slightest tendency to compromise. It explains why the drama kings and queens who hold office are too terrified to work things out until the last possible instant. They actually just wish these situations simply would go away. The truth is these dual budget crises could have been resolved long ago. Everyone knew what the deadlines were; the mechanisms to negotiate were in place for months but were ignored by the trembling leaders, who are unwilling to lead. So there was a vacuum, which Ted Cruz and the other opportunists were all too willing to fill. When the time was ripe, Cruz swooped right in, conducting a 21-hour filibuster that had no purpose whatsoever except to raise his profile. Democrats love Ted Cruz. He is singlehandedly leading their adversaries down the road to destruction. Again, the Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. As I write this, there have been four traffic fatalities in Marion County in the past week. At least three of them, and maybe all four, involved excessive speed. The worst was on State Road 200 at 99th Street, near On Top of the World. Two people, a married couple, were killed making a left turn because a driver allegedly ran a red light and smashed into them. That driver had to be flown to Gainesville in critical condition. There was another death in Silver Springs Shores, and a fourth on County Road 326 over the weekend. People wont learn speeding might get you to your destination a minute or so sooner, or it might get you prematurely into the ground or into jail. When I drive, I make enemies. I have learned that on State Road 200, if you drive the speed limit of 50 mph, other drivers hate you. They come up behind you rapidly, then cut it close as they get around you. However, I set my cruise control at 50, and thats my speed. When I drive out 200 to the nowclosed South Marion Citizen, West Marion Messenger office, Im going against the grain. Im driving away from the city in the morning, and toward the city in the afternoon. The mornings on State Road 200 are interesting. Ive seen several law enforcement officers facing west, tracking cars coming into town. But westbound, drivers fly by and no one seems to be tracking them. State Road 200 isnt the only bad road encountered in the morning. The new 31st Street extension is another. The speed limit the entire length of the road, from Maricamp to State Road 200, is 40 mph. Thats a joke. The funny thing is that you can easily tell who is speeding. One day I hit that road at about 7:30 in the morning, and I was tailgated and practically run off the Slow down on the road and save lives Among Friends Jim Clark road by dozens of vehicles, many of them fancy pickup trucks that I cant afford. Interesting, though, traffic suddenly cleared. Thats because all the speeding vehicles turned into a school just before 27th Avenue. There are a lot of lives to be saved on these streets with stricter enforcement. Heres hoping law enforcement takes notice. WERE GONE: As I mentioned above, the office on State Road 200 is now closed. The staff has been spread all over the area, but our coverage will not change. The biggest thing that some people will have trouble adjusting to is that all news must be e-mailed. If you want to submit something and you dont have e-mail, we recommend you find a friend who can send things for you. This is an inconvenience to some people, but not as many as you might think. Almost all of our material is already sent by e-mail, so it wont be that much of a sweeping change. We also need to remind people that pictures need to be jpg attachments. Do not embed pictures in a Microsoft Word document. We can see them, but we cant pull them out and save them. Our phone numbers can be found in what we call the info box, which usually runs on Page 4. Please refer to it for information.Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger. Please see FRANKEN, Page 11 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 Bringing discredit

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Has anyone ever seen Marion Gartman speechless? Well, it finally happened on her 70th birthday! Ron (Marions husband) planned a fabulous surprise for her on her special birthday. Marions sister, son, grandson, nephew, and two nieces came from Maine, Ohio, and North Carolina to celebrate her 70th birthday. Ron arranged for the family to be at the Bonefish Grill when he arrived with Marion. The party didnt end there after eating, Ron told Marion they needed to stop at the QM clubhouse. When she entered the building there were over 60 of her friends and neighbors waiting to help her celebrate. Im sure this is one birthday Marion will never forget! As you are reading the paper today, dont forget that tonight (the 30th) is the Spooktacular potluck dinner and party at the clubhousecome join us for an evening of eating, music, and fun. Can you believe its already time to change our clocks back one hour? Standard time begins Sunday morning at 2 a.m., so be sure you change your clocks before going to bed Saturday night. Many years ago a friend forgot to change her clock and went to church an hour early she was the only one there. Her first thought was that the Rapture had come and she was the only one left! Along with adjusting clocks, its also time to change the batteries in our smoke detectors. Members of the Marion County Fire Department will be glad to come change the batteries for you, if you are unable to reach the detectors you should have new batteries for them to use. You can call the department at 291-8000 to arrange for this service. This Friday is Nov. 1 and you know what that means First Friday gathering at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, is the Quail Meadow community yard/garage sale. This is a good time to clean out closets, cabinets, and garages. Interfaith Services is in need of non-perishable food. There is a collection box in the clubhouse for donations. John and Mary Zdarsky take the donations to Interfaith every Wednesday. 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 Mowrey, and Marie Schneider. The dinner will be a traditional Thanksgiving turkey and all trimmings. A special thanks to Richard Gunther for providing photographs that are used in this article. Richard, a professional photographer, is a QM resident. Many of his photographs are on display in the clubhouse. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9 4 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Contest Awards, Dinners, Music CDs & More Gene 352-615-9885 thegenemartinshow@yahoo.com Listen online 24/7 thegenemartinshow.com 000GF6J Mon.-Fri. 8 AM to 12 PM Saturdays 8 AM to 6 PM On Daystar 89.5 FM WKSG GENE MARTIN AND FRIENDS! George Samuels Pete King (UK) Hans Jeff Borger Don Bruce The Very Best in Adult Music Standards 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 000GG44 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... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000GGIJ $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Tues., Nov. 5, 11:00 AM Carrabas 2370 SW College Rd. Thurs., Nov. 7, 11:00 AM Thurs., Nov. 14, 11:00 AM Candler Hills On Top of the World 8139 SW 90th Terr. Rd. Thurs., Nov. 7, 10:00 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 Ave. Fri., Nov. 8, 2:00 PM Horse & Hounds 4620 E Silver Springs Blvd. Tues., Nov. 12, 10:30 AM Pavarottis 8075 SW Hwy 200 Thurs., Nov. 14, 10:00 AM Bob Evans 11300 SW 95th Cir. Fri., Nov. 15, 10:00 AM ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You enjoy the attention early in the week, but it might be a good idea to opt for some privacy by weeks end so that you can consider an upcoming decision. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You unearthed some surprising facts. Now you need to consider how to use them to your advantage. Meanwhile, it might be best to keep what youve learned secret for now. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A comment by a colleague piques your curiosity to know more. Youll find people more likely to offer information if youre discreet when making your inquiries. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels begin to rise by midweek. This allows you to catch up with your heavy workload and still have plenty of get-up-and-go to go out on the town this weekend. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Youre probably roaring your head off about a perceived slight from a longtime critic. Ignore it. That person might just be trying to goad you into doing something you might later regret. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) The early part of the week is open to spontaneity. Then its time to settle into your usual routine to get all your tasks done. A personal situation could require attention. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A meeting of the minds on a work project might well develop into something more personal for Librans look ing for romance. Aspects are also favorable for platonic relationships. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) A more-positive mood might be difficult to assume in light of a recent problem involving the health of someone special. But by weeks end, your emotional barometer should start to rise. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Look for a changed attitude from a former adversary once he or she realizes you have your colleagues full support. Now you can refocus your energies on that workplace project. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This time, a difference of opinion might not be resolved in your favor. Be patient. It ultimately could all work out to your advantage, as information develops. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) A tug of war develops between the artistic Aquarians creative aspect and his or her practical side. Best advice: Prioritize your schedule so you can give appropriate time to both. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) You could be entering a career phase awash with job-related demands. But avoid being swamped by the overflow and, instead, keep treading water as you deal with demands one by one. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Regional Manager John Provost 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : 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 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday 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 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Marion Gartman speechless on 70th Marion Gartman's family, front row, from left, Glenn Vajda (grandson), Marion Gartman, Helen Roth; back row, Ron Gartman, Ed Vajda (son), Rob Samec, Lindsey Lash and Linda Lash.

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Friday, Nov. 1 Two-day Spruce Creek North saleThe Spruce Creek North community will hold a garage sale on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The community GPS location is 11040 S.W. 64th Avenue, Ocala 34476. Main entrance is off Southwest 103rd Street Road.Saturday, Nov. 2 Saddle Oak Club craft fairThe annual craft fair at Saddle Oak Club, on State Road 200, across from Heathbrook Publix, will be Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be handmade crafts, drawings, homemade baked goods, coffee and croissants served from 8 to 10 a.m. Soup and sandwiches will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Moose yard saleWest Marion Moose Chapter 1929 will hold a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot on Southwest State Road 200. To make donations or to buy a space, call Gerri at 352-237-1487. Spaces are $10 for one and $15 for two.Ocala Palms craft saleJoin us at Ocala Palms (located on U.S. 27, one mile west of Interstate 75) on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a delightful day of shopping from 70+ talented crafters and artists covering a variety of items. Enjoy yummy sweet treats at our morning bake sale, and a hot dog lunch available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Raffles, too! Start your holiday shopping early!Quail Meadow community hosts saleThe Quail Meadow community yard sale is set for Sat. Nov. 2, starting at 8 a.m. The entrance to the community is Northwest 49th Avenue located off U.S. Highway 27.Country fair at Circle SquareWhat could be more fall than an old-fashioned country fair! Join the festivities and participate in a calk walk for charity (ticketed event), fair games, and face painting while you munch on kettle corn, cotton candy and fair food. Sit a spell and listen to live country music as you enjoy the cooler Fall weather. The Country Fair will take place on The Town Square at Circle Square Commons from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. Bring the whole family for an evening of fun. This free event is open to the public. There will be a cake walk, fair games, face painting and more. Proceeds from the cake walk benefit Hospice of Marion County. Cakes are provided by Stellas Modern Pantry, Gina Hudson (local raw food chef), Betty Cakes, Marys Cuban Kitchen, Hospice of Marion County, Bonefish, Cakes N More, Candler Hills Restaurant, The Pub Restaurant, Publix and Sams. Additional cake donations from local establishments are welcome and all cake sponsors will be recognized in event advertising. For more information about the Country Fair event, contact Antonio Crews at 352-854-3670. For information on other entertainment and events happening on The Town Square, visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com or call 352-854-3670.Yoga at Sholom ParkJoin us for the final yoga session of the season in Sholom Park at 9 a.m. promptly. For information, contact Ingrid Crane, 352-854-7950.Sunday, Nov. 3 Roast pork dinner at Ocala WestA roast pork dinner will be held Sunday, Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. Cost is $8 per person. Proceeds will benefit Boy Scouts camp fund. Tickets are available at church office. For information, call (352) 854-9550.Southern Express in concertThe Southern Express Orchestra of Ocala will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The Southern Express Orchestra is truly outstanding and has been appearing at Ocala West for several years as part of the annual concert series. The church is pleased to have them back. They plan to return to give another concert series program after the first of the year. The orchestra is under the very capable direction of John Holland. The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 352-854-9550. Monday, Nov. 4 Interfaith hosts Muslim for lectureThe Interfaith Alliance of Marion County opens its fall lecture series with Larry Collins, a practicing Muslim since 1966, asking Does God Need Our Help? at the Temple Beth Shalom on Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. In his lecture he will examine vital moral and ethical questions which arise out of the enormity of recent scientific discoveries. A long-time member of the board and former president of the Interfaith Alliance, Collins is chairman of the board of directors of The Islamic Association of Central Florida in Ocala. An equine lawyer he has undergraduate degrees in history and English, and a juris doctorate, all from the University of Florida. He was a military intelligence officer in the Air Force and served in Vietnam. A formidable man physically and intellectually who reads the Quran in Arabic, Collins and his wife, Sally, live in Anthony. Rabbi Zeev Harari, his colleague on the board of the Interfaith Alliance, welcomes everyone to this free event at the Temple Beth Shalom, 1109 N.E. 8th Ave. in Ocala. A hospitality hour will follow. Please visit www.tiamarioncounty.org, e-mail TIAofMarionCountyFL@gmail.com or call 352-629-3897 for more information.Tuesday, Nov. 5 Movies at the LibraryFreedom Public Library is now showing movies once a month. Join us in the meeting room on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m. for a free showing of Oz, the Great and Powerful.Hours change for food pantryThe Ocala West United Methodist Churchs food pantry will have different hours beginning Nov. 5. The new days will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon. Food may be collected from the pantry every 30 days. Please be prepared to show identification with a photo for the food. Wednesday, Nov. 6 Music recital at CFThe College of Central Florida Visual and Performing Arts Department will present a vocal and instrumental recital Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The recital will begin at 12:30 p.m. in the Charles R. Dassance Fine Arts Center. Doors open to the public 30 minutes before the performance and admission is free. Approximately 20 students currently enrolled in the CF Music Department will perform voice and instrumental pieces. The recital will include musical selections ranging from popular to classical and secular to religious. Tickets are not required. For additional information, call the CF Box Office at 352-873-5810. To learn about other CF events, visit www.CF.edu. Icannot express how ecstatic I was when someone gave me a coupon for a free donut. Normally, I am not overly excited about free. All I had to do was fill out a little survey online and they would send me a code that would guarantee me a free donut. In my daily diary diet, I have a whole section devoted to the subject that when a forbidden food is free it cancels out all calories. When I first told the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage she looked at me rather strangely and said, Who said that? I know we are both getting old but we are not that old! I got close to her, waved my hand so she could see me and said, Its me. I just said it. Can you see me now? That is not funny. You know exactly what I meant. My grin drained from my face and I said to her, Well, I said it. Did, she said inquisitively, anybody ever say that before you said it? My wife has many talents, skills and gifts. It would be difficult for me to say which is her best gift but at the moment, her greatest skill is backing me into a corner. And in a corner I was thus backed. I then had to explain to her, in detail, how this was an observation I worked through with much research. This is an original with me and I am quite proud to be the author. All she said was, Huh, that is exactly what I thought. I will go to my grave believing when a donut is free it means it is free of calories. Call it what you will but free by any other name is still free in my personal dictionary. Getting back to my free donut. I was anxious to get to the donut shop, cash in the coupon and enjoy a donut. I do not know when the best time to eat a donut is, so I just started at my convenience. I got at the donut shop and walked in and the smell was overpowering. Nothing like the smell of donuts baking in the oven with a hint of coffee brewing in the background. I just stood there for a few seconds absorbing the luxury of this marvelous atmosphere. It is not often I can enjoy such luxuries, especially if my wife knows where I am. When I became adjusted to the ambience, I walked up to the counter and presented my coupon for a free donut. It was at that moment I saw them. I know I am not the most observant person at the circus. Many things get by me without noticing them. Sometimes I am just in deep thought and not aware of my surroundings. I can relate to Walter Mitty in many ways. There they were, freshly baked Apple Fritters. I was stunned. It just never crossed my mind that a donut shop would have this kind of delicious tidbit. But there they were. Freshly baked and staring at me with alluring eyes of desire. I do not know how much better a day can get than this. When I got up this morning, I did not realize this would be a wonderful day. There they were staring at me and I staring back and immediately there was a connection. Standing in line I could hardly wait for my turn to order. I presented my coupon for a free donut and the young woman behind the counter said, Which donut can I get for you, sir? I savored the moment, licked my drying lips and said, Ill have an Apple Fritter. With that said, I sighed a deep sigh of true contentment. Im sorry, sir, the young woman said. There is no need to be sorry, young lady, I said as cheerfully as I possibly could. No, sir, Im sorry but an Apple Fritter is not a donut. I can take a joke as well as anybody else. In fact, I have put forth my share of jokes. However, an Apple Fritter is no joking matter. Excuse me, I said almost breathlessly. An Apple Fritter is not a donut, so what donut would you like me to get for you? The thought began unfolding in my mind at this point that she was not joking. She sincerely believed an Apple Fritter was not a donut. I know an Apple Fritter is among the Cadillac of donuts but in my mind, it is still a donut. I did not have much opportunity to set this young woman straight with one of the great fundamentals of life. I had to take one of her free donuts along with my coffee, go to a corner and think about these things. What good is free if it is not really what you want? Sometimes people use the word free as a device to get you to a place where they can sell you something else. The Bible is the only place I will accept a free offer. One particular verse sets this forth quite nicely. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32 KJV). This is often used out of context. The truth that makes us free indeed is none other than the truth about Jesus Christ. He is the only One capable of delivering something absolutely free.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. 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I want my fritter Happenings More on Page 10 Friday, Nov. 8 Buddy Poppies to be distributedVFW Post 4781 will be handing out Buddy Poppies on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 at Publix, Walmart, Tractor Supply, Gander Mountain, Lowes WinnDixie, Big Lots and I-Hop. Donations are appreciated with all proceeds going to veterans and local charities.United Way golf tournamentUnited Way is hosting a a four-person Best Ball Scramble format golf tournament on Friday, Nov. 8. All proceeds from the event will be donated to United Way of Marion County. The tournament will be held at Golf Club of Ocala, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd., beginning at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $100 per person. Entry deadline is Nov. 1. Entry fee includes golf fees, cart fees, lunch, beverages, entertainment and a complimentary round of golf at Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club, and grab bags. Prizes will be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Sponsorships are available for $100 per hole. Sponsorships are also available. Sign up forms are available at www.uwmc.org. For more information on sponsorships or registration, call at 352-291-0292 or 352-622-1318. Saturday, Nov. 9 Scandinavian Club of Marion CountyThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish decent to attend the next meeting Nov. 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 S.W. 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be turkey and stuffing, with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. The cost is $16 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday, Nov. 6, checks to be made out to Don Clauson and mailed to Don Clauson, 5901 S.W. 86th Place, Ocala, FL 34476. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362.Sunday, Nov. 10 Band to honor veteransPlease join the Kingdom of the Sun band for a tribute to honor our veterans on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park on Fort King Street. This is our second annual Veterans Light the Stars program, complete with special music and fireworks. Admission is free! Bring a chair or blanket for comfortable seating. For additional information, call 352-624-9291 or visit www.kingdomofthesunband.org.

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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. 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So once again people are mourning, politicians are wringing their hands wondering what they can do, and parents are cautioning their children to be careful. Its just another sad episode in our violent culture. Hopefully, there wont be too many more. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 polls provide documentation: One of them shows that approval of the Republican Party is down to 24 percent. Thats one in four respondents holding the GOP in any sort of esteem. No wonder President Barack Obama refused to negotiate. The unfortunate part is that this mess has caused severe damage to our standing in the world and cost billions of dollars. Certainly Congress has been seriously discredited, but thats not the worst: The nation, meaning all of us, has been diminished.(c) 2013 Bob FrankenDistributed by King Features Synd. FRANKENcontinued from Page 8 clusive Halloween goodie, chance to win one of these popular DVD titles, coupons for parents and other surprises In addition, parents and costumed kids can enjoy traditional seasonal offerings during the family-friendly special celebration. All ghouls and boys in costume, 12 years and under, can trickor-treat throughout the mall and visit participating stores and vendor tables. Additionally, Kidgits members, and those wishing to become a member, are invited to enjoy frightfully-fun crafts and face painting beginning at 4 p.m. Crossroads Celebration of Life Looking for a safe way for your kids to spend Oct. 31? Join us at Crossroads Church for our annual Celebration of Life, Oct. 31 from 7 to 9 p.m. Everything is free: hot dogs, popcorn, Sno Kones, candy and bounce houses. Glow sticks for the first 200 children. Hay rides and games for the whole family. Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala; 352-291-2080. HALLOWEENcontinued from Page 1

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CarlOrange Slices Charles -Peanut Brittle Gordy-Bit o Honey SueCandy Apples Andy Fruit especially crispy apples MikeSour Patch Kids SandyHomemade cookies Angie-Anything marshmallow Will-Chocolate cookies Phil-Payday candy bar I also asked if anyone remembered tricking someone in place of the treat. Eddie and his sister remembered phoning their eccentric aunt who lived across a highway from their home. They said they called her and told her that a goat is eating your flowers out in your garden. They then sat on their front porch and watched Aunt Gladys and Uncle George come charging out their door (Uncle George with his shotgun) to run the goat away. Needless to say, the brother/sister duo thought the sight was hilarious. Another neighbor who asked not to be identified said that he and a couple of his buddies actually did the dog poop in the burning bag at the front door. They said that it did not work well because no one came to answer the ringing of the doorbell so there was just a burned bad of poop at the door when the family came back home. Buddy told me that he and a group of friends rolled a neighbors car with toilet paper so completely that it looked like a giant paper roll in the yard. The neighbor did not seem amused when he came out to get in the car to go to work on the night shift. There were stories of ringing doorbells and hiding, rubbing bar soap on auto windows, and the standard rolling the yard with toilet paper. All the things mentioned were harmless fun with tricks done to people in the neighborhood who had a good sense of humor. Good-natured fun is something Fairfield Village is known for and the Halloween holiday helps many of us to remember times when we were children and harmless pranks were meant just for a laugh by the perpetrator and the ones who were the recipients of the of the jokes. Good times, good friends, good humor .all elements of the lifestyle of people in Fairfield Village, known as the lively place filled with lovely people. INDEX Quail Meadow......4 Ocala Palms........6 Fairfield Village..7 Rev. Snyder........10 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 32 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013 Happenings Page 3 PuzzlesPage 912Wednesday, October 30, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000G6GU Walk -Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Appr eciat ed 6 160 SW Hwy 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Ja smine Plaza There r eally is a difference in salons . 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Where to be safe this Halloween Sheriffs Office The Marion County Sheriffs Office Southwest District will hold its annual Halloween party on Thursday, Oct. 31, to provide a safe outlet for trick-ortreating for local children. The office is at 9048 S.W. State Road 200. The party will be on Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m., and will include a disc jockey, hot dogs, games, face painting and much more. Paddock Mall Paddock Mall will host its annual Simon Kidgits Club Halloween event on Thursday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m., providing children the chance to enjoy the fall holiday with a special spooky experience thats close to home. In celebration of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainments Bluray/DVD releases of childrens movies The Croods (Oct. 1), Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around (Oct. 15), Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness: The Scorpion Sting (Oct. 15) and Dragons Riders of Berk Part 1 and Part 2 (July 23), kids can partake in even more activities inspired by the films: Creepy, cool crafts: Make a mask from The Croods, try out Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around temporary tattoos or design a flying dragon to mirror the character Hiccup from Dragons Riders of Berk, all in the spirit getting creative for Halloween. Engaging games & photo opportunities: Get in on the Kung Fu Panda chopstick game and snap a photo with a life-sized The Croods standee to capture the terrific experience. Trick-ortreat take-homes: Walk away with The Croods treat bag, Kidgits member-exOCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOSchool bus fireA West Port High School bus was damaged by fire on Friday on 27t Avenue. Two students were hospitalized with minor injuries, and an aide suffered a broken hip. FAFO eventThe Fine Arts Festival of Ocala took place downtown this past weekend. Some of the artists sat comfortably outside their booths watching over their work as crowds gathered.PHOTO BY JIM CLARK The 10th annual Steel Horse Stampede motorcycle ride is gearing up for its journey through the county Nov. 2. The event serves as a fundraiser to benefit patient care at Hospice of Marion County, Inc. Participants may preregister by calling 352-854-5218 or at www.hospiceofmarion.com. The day of the event, registration begins at 8 a.m. at Hospice of Marion Countys Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave.). The ride will start at 10 a.m. The cost is a minimum donation of $18 for the rider and $18 for a passenger. The donation includes a light breakfast and a barbecue lunch following the ride plus door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, and entertainment by the Nightshift Band. Stampede participants will take a 55mile escorted ride through Marion County. Along the way are scheduled stops at each of the four Hospice Houses. Riders will get a close-up view of the beautiful houses available for the areas hospice patients. For more information about the ride, contact 352-854-5218 or to inquire about the many services Hospice of Marion County has to offer, call 352-873-7400. Steel Horse Stampede scheduled for Nov. 2 Please see HALLOWEEN, Page 10 FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 7 One of the Halloween t-shirts. Above, another of the Halloween shirts at the party. Even the lamppost takes on a "witchy" flair for Halloween. BY JIM CLARK EditorTraffic accidents in Marion County have claimed at least four lives in the past week. In an accident on County Road 326 on Oct. 27, David Eugene Harrington Jr., 22, of Williston, died when his vehicle left the road at 2:15 a.m. According to a news release from the Florida Highway Patrol, he was traveling westbound at a high rate of speed approaching Northwest 150th Avenue. He left the pavement and drove onto the north grassy shoulder. The car continued ahead on the grass, hit a fence and went into a pasture. He continued through the pasture hitting two parallel fences. This caused him to overturn and he was thrown from the vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel. A multiple fatality accident was reported at 9:40 p.m. on Oct. 24 on State Road 200. According to FHP, Ray Allen Kraus, 67, and his wife, Pamela Jean Kraus, 64, died when their car was struck by a vehicle driven by Allen Cole Godwin, 30, of Dunnellon. The FHP report read that Kraus was eastbound on State Road 200 in the left turn lane approaching the intersection of Southwest 99th Street. Kraus made a left turn, reportedly with the light, across the westbound lanes. Godwin was westbound approaching the same intersection. According to the report, Godwin failed to observe the red traffic signal and the front of his vehicle struck the right side of the Kraus vehicle. Godwin was flown to Shands in Gainesville and was in critical condition. According to FHP charges are pending. On Oct. 24 at 1:16 a.m., Michael Phillip Dangelo, 35, of Ocala, was killed when his vehicle struck a stopped vehicle in a construction area. The vehicle was surrounded by orange cones and had a flashing amber arrow telling vehicles to move over. Traffic fatalities climb in county