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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Quail Meadow......6 Ocala Palms........7 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 33 WEDNESDAY, November 6, 2013 Classifieds Page 11 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, November 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000GB22 City to push sales tax to fund baseball stadium A pair of events are scheduled for this coming weekend to mark the observance of Veterans Day. On Sunday, the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will present Veterans Light the Stars at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park. On Monday, Nov. 11, Marion County Public Schools will conduct a Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park. The park is at the corner of East Fort King Street and Southeast 25th Avenue. Veterans Park sets events for holiday Marion County Center for the Arts' Omega Theatre Company will present The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams Nov. 8-10 at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Performances are Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door, but can be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/wphs The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre, winning the New York Drama Critics Circle Award when it was first produced on Broadway in 1945. This play presents a challenge to our actors and technicians because it so well-known. The play is required reading in many English classes, so our audience will come to the theatre with certain expectations, said Janet Shelley, West Ports theatre director. Those who are unfamiliar with the plot will still be enthralled by this memory play written by Williams, as a tribute to his own sister, Rose. The Marion County Center for the Arts (MCCA) is a magnet program for gifted and talented high school students in the performing and visual arts. Students can elect a major course of study in visual art, dance, music, and theatre, while taking core academic, honors, advanced placement, and dual enrollment college classes. For more information on the program, contact Laurie Reeder, MCCA Coordinator at 352-291-4000. The Glass Menagerie at West Port High BY JIM CLARK EditorThe city of Ocala is ready to move ahead on a baseball complex to entice the New York Yankees to move their Class A Florida State League team here from Tampa in 2016, but some obstacles still remain. City officials must convince the County Commission to put the needed sales tax on the ballot for next March. Final approval by the commissioners may not come until January, according to a timeline released at a City Council workshop Tuesday. The 6,000-seat open air stadium would be built on a tract of land near Heath Brook on State Road 200, with the ballpark adjacent to Interstate 75 but accessible from 200. Called Project Homerun, the plan was revealed by city officials in November last year, and much of the preparation leading to Tuesdays workshop has been done in the background. Analysts are estimating that about 2,200 people would be the average attendance. However, special events, Major League players taking part in rehab games, and interest in the visiting team can occasionally drive attendance upward. Please see BASEBALL Page 3 Trick or TreatRon captures Carol as the Mowrey couple celebrates Halloween at a Party at Quail Meadow. At the right, the crowd gathered at the annual Halloween party at the State Road 200 Sheriffs Office.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11 2 W ednesday, November 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=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 For your convenience, mail in with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL34432 or call... 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 WE BUY ANTIQUES & OLD STUFF! Jim & Sheila Reed 352-873-9910 or 352-219-4134 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUYALL AUTOS with or without titles, any condition. We pay up to $20,000 & offer F ree T owing. Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHRYSLER2012 T own & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs call T om for more info 352-325-1306 GROCERY GIRLSWe Shop at your Favorite Super Market and Deliver To Your Home or Business We also shop at Pet Supermarkets, Having a Special Event? Let us help. We pick up and deliver your catering Call (352) 426-8549 or Fax (352) 861-1778 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And the FREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale!You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE!PUTTHEPOWER ANDCONVENIENCE OFTHECLASSIFIEDS TOWORKFORYOU!Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 HEARING LOSS? Turn up the T.V. Tell people to speak up Dont answer the phone. Stay out of restaurants. Dont go to movies. Avoid s ocializing. If you want to pay more for better hearing... THATS YOUR BUSINESS! If you want to pay LESS... THATS OUR BUSINESS! YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE Has difficulty hearing outdoors, in restaurants or home Problems following conversation, especially in groups Frequently ask others to repeat themselves Strain to understand certain peoples voices or words Seems like people mumble, you want them to speak up Are told you play the T.V. too loud. Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE Test Dates are available Nov. 6-13 Your Video Otoscope exam may reveal such common problems as: Excessive ear wax Damage to your eardrum Visible obstruction in the ear canal Other conditions which may make it difficult for you to hear clearly Annual Hearing Test: SMART VISION PROBLEMS? Get An Eye Exam. To avoid waiting you MUST call ahead for an appointment. Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! Video Otoscope exams are FREE during this event! 000GHG9 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 You may qualify for FREE Rechargeable Hearing Aids (no need to change batteries!) FEDERAL WORKERS AND RETIREES ATTENTION ACT TODAY! OCALA-EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW College Rd. Ste. 207 Colours Plaza, next to Red Lobster NEW LOCATION Ringing In Yo ur Ears?? We Fix Tinitus Problems. Call Now. Annual Hearing Test: 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 000FSQ6 Some thing For Ev eryone In Our 5,000 Sq. Ft., No w Fully Air Conditioned Stor e Linens, Clothing, Furnitur e, Appliances And More T uesday Sa turda y 10am to 5pm T HRIFT S TORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 000GIDH the United States Congress declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayer and thanksgiving. The Congress also requested that the president should issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Nov. 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples. An Act was approved on May 13, 1938, which made Nov. 11 a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day. This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I. A few years later, World War II required the largest mobilization of service men in the history of the United States and the American forces fought later in other conflicts around the world. In 1954, the veterans service organizations urged Congress to change the word Armistice to Veterans. Congress approved this change and on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served. In 1968 the Uniforms Holiday Bill made an attempt to move Veterans Day to the fourth Monday of October. The bill took effect in 1971. However, this caused a lot of confusion as many states disagreed with this decision and continued to hold Veterans Day activities on Nov. 11. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 (89 Stat. 479), which stated that Veterans Day would again be observed on Nov. 11. QUAILcontinued from Page 6

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This would be the seventh biggest Florida State League facility. The Yankees currently play in a 10,000-seat facility, but only average slightly better than 1,700 people per game. The projects estimated cost is approximately $52 million, with the stadium itself costing $38 million. Land acquisition accounts for the bulk of the balance. The Florida State League is a Class A operation and teams usually get young players who are just one step away from moving up to double-A or, in some cases, triple-A competition, the two steps leading to the Major Leagues. 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Fri., Nov. 15, 10:00 AM Oasis Restaurant 7651 SW Hwy. 200 Mon., Nov. 18, 3:30 PM Carrabbas 2370 SW College Rd. Mon., Nov. 18, 11:00 AM Horse & Hounds 6995 US Hwy. 27 Tues., Nov. 19, 11:00 AM Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Tues., Nov. 19, 2:00 PM Mimis 4414 SW College Rd. Wed., Nov. 20, 11:00 AM The Ivy House 917 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Wed., Nov. 20, 11:00 AM Stone Creek Grill 9676 SW 62nd Loop Thurs., Nov. 21, 11:00 AM 000GCN7 BASEBALLcontinued from Page 1 get that guy off the course. Of course, she probably gave her permission ahead of time, but still There was another group of people I would have liked to have heard from the cleanup crew. From time to time, the runners ran past a bunch of people in red parkas holding a drink out so the participants could grab a cup, take a swallow then throw the cup on the road. I wonder what the New York sanitation workers were thinking as they watched, knowing they would have to clean up the mess. I guess New Yorks antilittering law was suspended for this race. Wheres Mayor Bloomberg and his stifling rules when you need them?Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. CLARKcontinued from Page 8 Still, the city expressed optimism that this project could move forward, and we think its worth pursuing. Not only would it provide economic benefits to the area, it would also give residents another wholesome activity to take part in. Meanwhile, well just sit back and wait for the next steps. For the baseball fans among us, its a time for anticipation. We just wish those words sales tax werent part of the equation. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 the same place: The House voted on a defunding provision that was quickly pushed aside by the Senate, and it was forced to accept an essentially clean continuing resolution. Now, the same defunders who argued that Obamacare would be unrepealable beginning Oct. 1 with the opening of the exchanges are vowing to fight on against the health-care law -as they should. It will be a long fight, requiring not just passion and principle but also a little strategic wisdom.Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. LOWRYcontinued from Page 8 Ja sm in e Pl az a 35 240 100 01 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 www.jandjjewelersocala.com www.jandjjewelersocala.com STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 All repairs done on premises. 000GKGX Wrap It Up Early Wrap It Up Early B UYING G OLD A ND D IAMONDS B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 14-k Gold Diamonds Sterling Fashion Jewelry 14-k Gold Diamonds Sterling Fashion Jewelry Tuesday, Nov. 12 Mac users to meetCreating the OMUG Newsletter by Al Sypher and Using Camtasia by Brian Voge are the main topics for this months meeting of the Ocala Macintosh User Group on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. These talks will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Thursday, Nov. 14 Democratic Ladies to meetThe Democratic Ladies Club of Marion County meets every second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Democratic Executive Offices at 601 S.W. 1st Ave. in Ocala. Contact numbers are: Club President, Angela White 352-229-0629 or DEC Headquarters 352-402-9494.Saturday, Nov. 16 Crossroads Church honors vetsVeterans, we appreciate you. The Veterans Administration of Ocala is teaming up with Crossroads Church to honor those who have served and continue to serve their country. Come out, allow the VA representative to help you get registered for Medicare and other benefits, and be treated to a meal on us at the Veterans / Public Servant Appreciation Day on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-291-2080. We look forward to seeing you there. Womens Wellness DayOcala Health will host its second annual Womens Wellness Day at the College of Central Florida on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A health fair and screenings will be held in the Ewers Lobby of the College of Central Florida. Following that, motivational speaker, comedian, and award-winning storyteller, Kelly Swanson, will be the keynote speaker at a lunchtime presentation in the Klein Theatre. During the health fair, attendees will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with clinical specialists in cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, diabetes, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, neuroscience, and GYN health. Body fat, BMI, strength, balance, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings will also be offered. Kelly Swanson, author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?, is visiting Ocala for the first time, presenting her approach to handling lifes obstacles. Through humor and storytelling, Swanson helps attendees learn how to assess problem areas, define their goals and objectives, review negative mindsets and behaviors, think more creatively, and motivate themselves to deal with stress and change taking everyone on a hilarious and powerfully motivating journey to a happier, healthier self. This event is free to the public and registration is required only for the lunchtime talk with Kelly Swanson. Those wishing to participate in the cholesterol screening should fast from the midnight before. To register for lunch with Kelly Swanson, call 1-800530-1188. Ocala Health encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. Ocala Health has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Regional Medical Center is also a Provisional Level II Trauma Center. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; and the Senior Wellness Community Center.Sunday, Nov. 17 Fall concert at St. JudeOn Sunday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m., Maestro Bill Doherty and members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera will be with us once again for an inspiring performance featuring Broadway, Opera and Gospel favorites. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12 and can be obtained in advance at the parish office or at the door. More information may be obtained by calling 352-347-0154. St. Jude is located at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Flying in an airplane is not my preferred style of transportation. However, flying without an airplane is quite disastrous, if you know what I mean! I am not quite sure the Wright brothers would be too happy with some of the things passing as an airplane these days. It seems to me that psychotic midgets have designed modern day airplanes. Nothing in an airplane is designed for the normal person, and I might as well say it, I consider myself normal. I may be a shade taller than normal but I am normal in every other respect. The one plane I took from Detroit to Dayton, Ohio, was about as small as I have ever been on. Walking down the aisle, I could not even stand up but had to bend over in order to walk down the aisle. I heard a noise behind me that startled me and I stood up only to dash my head against the ceiling. That was not the worst headache of my flight. One of these days, I would like to meet the person who designed the seats in those planes. I will admit to being a little post thin, but after all, shouldnt you be able to sit down in a seat when you are flying? I truly do not understand what a seatbelt is for with individuals like me. I can barely squeeze myself into that seat and then it takes me about 15 minutes to extract myself from the seat. I suppose a seatbelt is for the comfort of the pilot who believes that somehow I will not bounce out of my seat while he is flying. I could not bounce out if my life depended upon it. My seat was so tight and I fit so snugly in it that when I sneezed it felt like I did some damage to my inner organs. Somewhere in the Constitution there has to be something to the effect that an individual has the right to sneeze without hurting himself. What I want to know is why do I always have to sneeze when I am in certain situations like this? Then, comes the time when you need to go to the bathroom. The flight attendant will bring you all the free beverages you can consume. They know, and I guess they are snickering behind our back, that everybody is going to have to go to the bathroom at the same time. Coordinating the bathroom run is one of the trying exploits of flying the friendly skies. For one, by the time I realize I have to go to the bathroom there is a line for the bathroom. Fortunately, but the time I extradite myself from my seat the line has dwindled dramatically. Then again, I have to go to the bathroom so bad I am dancing up the aisle to the bathroom to the great applause of the people sitting there. Once I fasten myself into the seat, I try to get comfortable enough to do a little reading. Since I am sitting in the aisle seat, everybody is bumping into me as they go up and down the aisle. Now that I am situated so that I cannot move, they come again with beverages. Why is it I forget there is a link between drinking a beverage and going to the bathroom? I know there is a link but when I am up in the air so high my tiny little grey cells are working in slow motion. So why take a free beverage? Well, it is free! I am at the age in my development where going to the bathroom is a frequent activity, even when not drinking any beverages. When consuming a beverage, this activity kicks into high gear. Once again, I need to extricate myself from my seat and find my way to the bathroom. I am not quite sure about this, but I believe in mid air the airplane pilot switches the bathroom from the front to the rear. I am dancing up the aisle, which I believe is in the direction of the bathroom, only to discover I am going in the wrong direction. A few of the people in the seats are smiling at me and one person gives me a thumbs-up as I turn around and dance in the direction of the actual bathroom facility. With a forced grin, I give a thumbs-up back at him and proceed in the direction of the bathroom. It is at this point that I run into a line. Wouldnt you know it; the line is for the bathroom? This is a real thumbs-down for me. It is at this point that I really wish I was not a gentleman. After all, a gentleman has to let the ladies go first. I think if some of these ladies would know the actual situation, they would insist I go first and I certainly would give them a wonderful thumbs-up. As I was standing in line, a verse of Scripture popped into my head. And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21 KJV). Many things in life have us going in circles to which there is no end. God, however, puts us on the straight and narrow path that ends with Jesus Christ.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Flying is not my thing Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder

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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. 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.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, 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 6871580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362.Marion Landing Fall Sale The Marion Landing Fall Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center. Jewelry, books, homemade baked goods, plants, sports equipment and tools, along with tables full of household items and giftware. The sale is at 8601 S.W. 65th Ave. Road (off SR200). Admission is free and open to the public. No pets, please.Preserve arts and crafts fairAn arts and crafts fair will take place at Spruce Creek Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Preserve is on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (use the Gatehouse entrance). There is free admission, a free craft drawinig every 20 minutes, a bake sale, and you may purchase a lunch.Sunday, Nov. 10 Youth Symphony at CountrysideThe third Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Ocala Youth Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1999, is committed to the education and professional development of young musicians from 10 to 18. Its founder and director is Cindy Robertson. M ORE ON PAGE 10 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 6, 2013 9 4 W ednesday, November 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Land/Home Financing FHA Loans VA Loans Buy For Loans Home Only Loans USDA Loans Equity Financing Alternative Income Financing 352-622-6324 or 1-800-313-6324 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. 4300 SOUTH PINE AVE. (441) OCALA Just one block north of Ocalas Drive-In Theater MODEL CLOSEOUT Financing Available For People With Less Than Perfect Credit! We Also Have BANK-OWNED REPOSSESSED HOMES! Repos Available With Land or Without! SOUTH OCALA I-75 SR40 SR200 441 Prestige Home Centers, Inc. N NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY!! Including furniture packages (on select models) 000GHIE SAVE THOUSANDS 000GCZ8 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . . . . . . 9:30 am Worship Service . . . . . . 10:30 am Weekly Activities Wednesday Bible Study . 7:00 pm S ENIOR P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Services: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am 3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary 352-351-9727 www.ctkaocala.org Anglican Church 000FYNA is discovered through worshiping together 711187 ARIES ( March 21 to A pril 19) Keep your feelings to yourself as you work through an awkward circumstance. Complaining is useless, and also unwise since your words could come back to haunt you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A sudden flash of Bovine practicality shows you how you might be able to turn your artistic pursuits into a profitable venture. A spouse or partner offers some sage advice. GEM INI ( May 21 to J une 20) Be prepared with several Plan Bs that you might have to use as backups just in case you encounter some troublesome complications with your carefully constructed schedule. C ANC ER (June 21 to J uly 22) You might think youll never have a free moment again with the demands of the workplace piling on. Cheer up. The pressure eases as holidays near. An old friend brings good news. L EO (July 23 to A ug. 22) Your Leonine pride might make it difficult to offer an apology to a co-worker you unintentionally offended. But a quick and sincere Im sorry could prevent problems. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good time to tackle those backed-up chores that have kept you from moving into other and potentially more worthwhile projects. A personal matter needs your attention. LIB RA ( Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) You usually have no problem rushing to the defense of someone you perceive as being treated unjustly. But perceptions could be deceiving. Check the facts before you act. SCORP IO (O ct. 23 to N ov 21) Before you point fingers at who might be to blame for the unexpected change in your plans, take a few moments to reflect on how this turn of events might be a blessing in disguise. S AGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to D ec. 21) You seek out advice in the first part of the week. But be careful not to let counsel from others overshadow your own sense of perception. Things become clearer by the weeks end. CAP RIC ORN (Dec. 22 to J an. 19) The trusted colleagues you relied on earlier continue to offer support with your project. But you take more control, and by weeks end, should be in command. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) Rely on your practical side while exploring investment possibilities. Caution is still your watchword in these matters. Your social life takes a gratifying turn by the weeks end. PI SCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) An confusing situation appears to grow murkier early in the week. But it all starts to clear by weeks end. Plan to spend the weekend with someone special. 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 Prominent environmentalists Dr. Bob Knight, Karen Ahlers and Dan Hillard will update the Nov. 8 Friday Forum of Marion County on continuing efforts to protect our water resources, with particular attention to Adena Springs Ranchs request for 5.3 million gallons of water a day in order to service a 25,000 acre cattle operation including a slaughterhouse envisioned by Austrian/Canadian billionaire Frank Stronach. Adena Springs Ranch is in the groundwater basin that feeds Silver Springs which in turn provides substantial baseflow to the Ocklawaha and St. Johns Rivers. This issue, which is of compelling concern to anyone who uses water, will once again come before the St. Johns Water Management District in December. Knight, who has been studying Floridas springs for over 30 years, is founder and president of the H. T. Odum Florida Springs Institute in Gainesville Karen Ahlers is an environmental advocate who lives in Putnam County. Dan Hilliard is director of the Withlacoochee Area Residents (WAR) which works for public awareness and responsible stewardship of regional water resources, Moderator will be Rev. Bruce Seaman. The nonpartisan monthly speaker/luncheon series which is open to the public meets at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City, State Road 200 at MLK Jr. Blvd just west of 441 in Ocala. The $10 charge payable directly to the restaurant covers the buffet, tax, tip and a drink. For information e-mail FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.comor telephone Delphine Herbert (352/873-9970) Adena Springs on agenda at Friday Forum Happenings

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 6, 2013 5 8 W ednesday, November 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000GIBHSame Day Service (most jobs)10% Discount to Veterans labor & parts excluding batteriesLOWEST PRICES IN OCALAFREE pickup within 5 miles 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 Sunbrella2010 Club Car Remanufactured Garage Floor MatsProtects Against Oil & Battery Acid $59 $5,995 Floor Mat Custom Seats Pin Striping, Names Speed 22-23 mph Sand Box Cooler, Ball Washer Warranty All for Only$5,9958810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm AUTHORIZED DEALER Trojan/Electro BUY, SELL, TRADE & SERVICEALL MAKES & MODELS 2011 EZ GO RXV20kHave Fun With The GrandkidsFLIP BACKSEAT $399 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Play ball? Not just yet Professional baseball in Marion County is still a long way off, but the city pushed ahead this week in attempts to get the New York Yankees Class A Minor League affiliate to move to Ocala. The project involves building a new stadium, which would also be available for some college and high school games. The stadium would seat 6,000 people. It would be located near Heath Brook, and would be visible from Interstate 75. The major hurdle would be a sales tax referendum which would have to be scheduled for next March. First, the County Commission would have to approve placing the item on the ballot, and second, the voters would have to approve it. That could be a hard sell. The city was presented with a presentation Tuesday that showed the economic benefit to the city and county that a Minor League Baseball team could bring. But voters tend to see the words sales tax and immediately take a negative attitude, regardless of projected economic benefits. The next hurdle would be baseball executives themselves, and again, this could be a hard sell. If you take a look at the Florida State League now, you have teams bunched together, on both coasts of Florida. Putting a team in Ocala would involve a bus trip from, say, Fort Myers to Ocala, a ride of about 200 miles. Its the financial situation that could cause executives to think twice about adding a team that far away. Of course, as players move up the Minor League chain, their teams are spread out more and there will be more extensive, and expensive, travel, but clubs usually expect to not have to shell out extra travel money in the lower leagues where teams are bunched together. There are also hotel expenses for teams traveling for a three-game series in Ocala. For example, when the Tampa Yankees now play at Clearwater or Dunedin, theres no need to get expensive hotel rooms. The team can go home for the night, if they wish. But a trip to Ocala, while beneficial to the major hotels in Marion County, and also to restaurants in the area, would be more expensive for the visiting teams. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY RICH LOWRY Special to the MessengerThe Republican push to defund Obamacare defied the strategic wisdom of the ages. "Avoid what is strong," Sun Tzu advised, "to strike what is weak." According to Machiavelli, "Prudence consists in knowing how to recognize the nature of the different dangers and in accepting the least bad as good." In contravention of all these axioms, the defunders stormed the barricades at their strongest point. They exhibited no willingness to distinguish among bad options or appreciation for what was really achievable. At best, their approach was a high-risk, low-reward strategy. As it turns out, there wasn't even any reward. The shutdown fight has been interesting in its particulars but dull in its overall trajectory, which was so predictable that the news stories on the endgame almost could have been filed in advance. Even bomb-throwers hesitated to light this fuse. Sen. Rand Paul never thought the shutdown was a good strategy. When the allegedly wholly impractical libertarian doubts your tactical judgment, it should be taken as a warning. Sen. Ted Cruz, the very able point man for the defunders, kept the strategy afloat longer than most people would have expected, but he could never explain persuasively the path from a shutdown to a signing ceremony in the White House defunding the president's signature piece of legislation. A key part of the theory was that, in the heat of a shutdown, red-state Democrats would buckle and join the antiObamacare bandwagon. Given the near-certainty that Republicans would be blamed for the shutdown, this was always fanciful. Republicans did the best they could during the shutdown. They passed rifleshot bills out of the House funding specific functions of government that put Democrats in a tight spot. They highlighted the idiotic excesses of the National Park Service. They hit Democrats for their unwillingness to negotiate. But all of this amounted to damage control. In the end, although polls showed the gap relatively narrow, more people blamed Republicans than Democrats. As the anti-government party that was forcing the issue, the Republicans were always going to have trouble escaping blame. Gallup and Wall Street Journal/NBC polls showed the party's favorability scraping bottom. On top of all this, the party went into the fight divided, with the House Republicans most enthusiastic about the strategy foisting it on their leadership. They proved again that, in the right circumstances, they can control the House Republican Conference, which gives them control of ... the House Republican Conference. An initial plan promoted by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor simply to force a vote on defunding in the Senate and then move to a clean continuing resolution was blasted by defunders as empty symbolism. After a few weeks of political pain, Republicans ended up in Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. This past Sunday morning, if you turned on your television to a sports channel, you came across a bunch of people running. It was the New York City Marathon, which, of course, drew a lot more attention than usual because of the tragic finish of the Boston Marathon, where bombs went off and people died near the finish line. You knew that security would be tight, but still, there were a staggering number of entries and an equally impressive number of spectators, not afraid to show their support for the race and the runners. I watched the runners and said to myself, Why would you do this? I knew there are stories of individual accomplishment, etc., but I wondered if they considered what the long-range implications would be to their legs. When I was younger, I was a high school football and basketball official (most people incorrectly call all of us referees). On the days when I didnt have a game, I ran. It was about two miles a day, and when I lived in Palatka, I ran through a park of hills called Ravine State Gardens. Admission was free (not any more, its now a state park with an admission fee), and the 1.8-mile driving trail was closed at 4 p.m. and there were only pedestrians, both walkers and runners, allowed. I punished myself a little, but it paid off on game days, when I didnt run out of breath if a runner came around my side and went 80 yards (not that I had the speed to keep up with him), or if a basketball game went into double overtime with teams averaging 100 points each. Later in life, though, my legs are paying for all that running, hindering not Watching marathon from the couch Among Friends Jim Clark only running, but also, at times walking. If I had to do it all over again, Id find another way to get myself in shape for those games. So there I was on Sunday, watching the race. The biggest negative is that unless you followed running, you had no idea who these people were. As someone who was born in the Bronx, grew up in northern New Jersey and worked and drove in Manhattan and Queens for quite a while, it was interesting to watch. I thought the coverage didnt provide enough information about where the runners were. We knew they were in Brooklyn, then across a bridge onto First Avenue, and somehow ended up in the Bronx. I would have liked to have known if they were running through my old neighborhood or the area where I was born, but they never really said. The one bit of coverage I objected to was one announcer who ran a short distance to interview a Native American woman who was running. Shes using up energy answering questions instead of concentrating on the race. Shes obviously got a stronger constitution than I have I would have reached over and had that announcer swallowing his microphone. I was screaming at the TV, Please see LOWRY, Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 Please see CLARK, Page 10 Defunding debacle Every season in Fairfield Village has its positives; it is entirely possible that November is particularly a positive time. I did say possible because I could be wrong, but lets see how this premise pans out. The time change is easier to adapt to since we do gain an hour. The weather becomes absolutely wonderfulmost of the time. The neighbors are out and about more than in the really hot weather of the summer. Most of the snowbirds are back and those who leave for the holidays are still here in town for the first couple of weeks of November. We who love the holidays begin to plan in earnest. Most people are seemingly happier than usualor they put on a good act for a couple of weeks. The lawns do not have to be mowed quite so often. Our budgets are not so taxed by high power bills. We can leave our windows open and enjoy nice, fresh air. Well, it seems that there are legitimate reasons to enjoy this autumn season with some real sincerity. I feel sure that each person reading this has many more valid reasons for enjoying November, so I will leave it to each one to design his/her own list. The photos that accompany this article are some of the colorful decorations that our neighbors bring out for a couple of weeks during this season. Soon the serious Christmas decorations will replace the ones indicative of fall.On a personal note, if I may be allowed: Readers may notice a new name with my old photo. I appreciate everyone who has respected my privacy for the last 15 months as my life has changed. Things are legal and final as of Oct. 29 and I am moving on in my single life. Thank you for being supportive friends. It has meant a great deal to me. Changing the clocks, the season, and all kinds of things Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Little straw characters, bright flowers,and colorful leaves all proclaim the beauty and charm of the season at the home of Pat and Fred Krauth. Above and below, other bright spots in Fairfield Village.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 6, 2013 7 6 W ednesday, November 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto 352-527-5700 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness 352-726-2993 7120 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa 352-628-2716 3495 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River 352-795-3149 4100 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto 352-527-2558 4434 E. Arlington St., Inverness 352-726-5888 3187 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon 352-489-9239 7298 S. Florida Ave., Floral City 352-637-6600 5844 Carl G. Rose, Hernando 352-341-1200 401 Tompkins St., Inverness 352-726-2801 701 S.W. 7th Ave., Williston 352-528-5560 1703 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 352-560-6105 275 N.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River 352-794-0270 1876 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 352-726-2338 Visit www.citrusstampederodeo.comADULTS: $18 ($15 ADVANCE) CHILDREN 4-11 YRS.: $7 ($5 ADVANCE)CHILD 3 & UNDER: FREESpecial Group Rate for 10 Adult Tickets or more Friday Night Only Call (352) 564-4525 Cowboys, cowgirls and spectators, wear pink on Saturday night to support breast cancer awareness a portion of the proceeds will benefit the CMH Cancer Resource Room 000GGLR Walk -Ins Welcome 854-653 1 Appointments Apprecia ted61 60 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Ja smine PlazaThere r eally is a difference in salons . . COME SEE S TARRMon.-Fri. 1 -6 Sat 9-3 000GCWI 000GGS5 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza (352) 237-4852 (MOBILE) 352-426-1639 Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only.BATTERIESFREEHEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRSPREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES99Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only.0%FINANCINGONE WEEK ONLY!12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales.ANOTHER LOCATION INSIDE CRYSTAL RIVER MALL (NEXT TO K-MART) Dickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall(352) 237-1665 Rickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200)(352) 291-1467 Inside 1 H Travel With Confidence . Miracle Ear Will Be There.Over 1,200 locations nationwide! ATTENTION U.S. RESIDENTSCHECK QUALIFICATION CALL352-291-1467 WALK-INS WELCOME! New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) Call for a FREE demo today! FREE HEARING AIDS Fits Hearing Loss of 30 DB CORRECTION: The QM Ladies luncheon is THIS Friday, Nov. 8. Lunch will be at El Toreos Mexican restaurant. Please call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin if you plan to attend as reservations must be made. What a fantastic Halloween party! The clubhouse was filled with bike riders, witches, goblins, jailbirds, sheriffs, clowns, mummies, Mark Anthony and Cleopatra, and many more special guests. There were approximately one hundred residents and guests in attendance! Have you ever seen so much food? Tables had to be added to hold all the food even had to add an extra table to hold all the desserts! The DJs, R Music For You, really kept the dance floor busy. The grand finale of the evening was the spectacular Singing Pumpkins show presented by Earle Talley. Remember, Earle is who has the fabulous Christmas show of lights and music in his front yard every year. Im sure this is one night we will remember for a long time. Following is a note received from Marion Gartman who requested it be placed in this article: I would like to thank all that have made the Halloween Spooktacular a rousing success. The participation was overwhelming. The multitude of costumes and the caliber of them only reinforced what a talented, imaginative, dedicated and fun loving community Quail Meadow is. The Costume contest was impossible to judge...therefore each and every one of them were 1st place winners. The next big event for the community will be the catered dinner and auction on Nov. 23. Tickets for this event are available for a $12 donation. See Charlotte Payne, Carol Mowrey, or Marie Schneider for tickets. Remember to thank our veterans on Monday that is Veterans Day. Also, show your appreciation by flying the American flag. Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On Nov. 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the countrys service and with gratitude for the victory. There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11 a.m. In 1926, Quail Meadow Ladies Luncheon will be held this Friday Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 11 A group of residents in costume. Arleen and Billy Cooper Ocala Palms residents welcome the original PianoTwinsOn Saturday, Oct. 19, residents and friends of Ocala Palms enjoyed an amazing Dueling Pianos performance by Mark and Clark, identical twins. These performers combined humor with their music for approximately two hours. Playing on identical twin white baby grand pianos, they delivered a variety of musical tunes to the delight of their audience. Over the years, Mark and Clark have made quite a name for themselves, inasmuch as they have had entertainment tours in Europe, Southeast Asia, South America, and in every state of the United States. During the intermission, refreshments were served to the attendees. Special thanks to the Ocala Palms Planning Committee, Sharron Albert Chairperson, Elaine Sheets, Nancy Jensen, Maxie Hotz, Ronnie Smith, Angie Fischetti, Katie Brown, Sharyn Ruddick, Diane Volko, Marilyn Hinds as well as several volunteers for their hard work in making this an enjoyable evening. Photos by Barb Dedics Cindy Calcaterra and Ralyn Moore. Mark and Clark. Don and Sharon Sturgal. George and Juliett Klingbeil. Harvey and Susan Ziel.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 6, 2013 7 6 W ednesday, November 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 3650 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto 352-527-5700 3600 S. Florida Ave., Inverness 352-726-2993 7120 W. Grover Cleveland Blvd., Homosassa 352-628-2716 3495 S. Suncoast Blvd., Crystal River 352-795-3149 4100 W. Gulf to Lake Hwy., Lecanto 352-527-2558 4434 E. Arlington St., Inverness 352-726-5888 3187 W. Dunnellon Rd., Dunnellon 352-489-9239 7298 S. Florida Ave., Floral City 352-637-6600 5844 Carl G. Rose, Hernando 352-341-1200 401 Tompkins St., Inverness 352-726-2801 701 S.W. 7th Ave., Williston 352-528-5560 1703 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 352-560-6105 275 N.E. U.S. 19, Crystal River 352-794-0270 1876 N. Florida Ave., Hernando 352-726-2338 Visit www.citrusstampederodeo.comADULTS: $18 ($15 ADVANCE) CHILDREN 4-11 YRS.: $7 ($5 ADVANCE)CHILD 3 & UNDER: FREESpecial Group Rate for 10 Adult Tickets or more Friday Night Only Call (352) 564-4525 Cowboys, cowgirls and spectators, wear pink on Saturday night to support breast cancer awareness a portion of the proceeds will benefit the CMH Cancer Resource Room 000GGLR Walk -Ins Welcome 854-653 1 Appointments Apprecia ted61 60 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Ja smine PlazaThere r eally is a difference in salons . . COME SEE S TARRMon.-Fri. 1 -6 Sat 9-3 000GCWI 000GGS5 VILLAGES COMPUTER & REPAIR Computer Repair Custom Building Computer Classes Free Diagnostics Data Recovery Networking In Store Service or at Your Location FREE Service Calls to your house or business with this ad 7256 SW 62nd Ave., Suite 5, Ocala, FL 34476 email: villagescomputer@yahoo.com Next to the neighborhood Storage on SR200 across from the Jasmine Plaza (352) 237-4852 (MOBILE) 352-426-1639 Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only.BATTERIESFREEHEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRSPREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES99Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only.0%FINANCINGONE WEEK ONLY!12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of the completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales.ANOTHER LOCATION INSIDE CRYSTAL RIVER MALL (NEXT TO K-MART) Dickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall(352) 237-1665 Rickey RichardsonLicensed Hearing Aid Specialist9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200)(352) 291-1467 Inside 1 H Travel With Confidence . Miracle Ear Will Be There.Over 1,200 locations nationwide! ATTENTION U.S. RESIDENTSCHECK QUALIFICATION CALL352-291-1467 WALK-INS WELCOME! New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) Call for a FREE demo today! FREE HEARING AIDS Fits Hearing Loss of 30 DB CORRECTION: The QM Ladies luncheon is THIS Friday, Nov. 8. Lunch will be at El Toreos Mexican restaurant. Please call Marion Gartman or Pat Tobin if you plan to attend as reservations must be made. What a fantastic Halloween party! The clubhouse was filled with bike riders, witches, goblins, jailbirds, sheriffs, clowns, mummies, Mark Anthony and Cleopatra, and many more special guests. There were approximately one hundred residents and guests in attendance! Have you ever seen so much food? Tables had to be added to hold all the food even had to add an extra table to hold all the desserts! The DJs, R Music For You, really kept the dance floor busy. The grand finale of the evening was the spectacular Singing Pumpkins show presented by Earle Talley. Remember, Earle is who has the fabulous Christmas show of lights and music in his front yard every year. Im sure this is one night we will remember for a long time. Following is a note received from Marion Gartman who requested it be placed in this article: I would like to thank all that have made the Halloween Spooktacular a rousing success. The participation was overwhelming. The multitude of costumes and the caliber of them only reinforced what a talented, imaginative, dedicated and fun loving community Quail Meadow is. The Costume contest was impossible to judge...therefore each and every one of them were 1st place winners. The next big event for the community will be the catered dinner and auction on Nov. 23. Tickets for this event are available for a $12 donation. See Charlotte Payne, Carol Mowrey, or Marie Schneider for tickets. Remember to thank our veterans on Monday that is Veterans Day. Also, show your appreciation by flying the American flag. Veterans Day is intended to honor and thank all military personnel who served the United States in all wars. On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect. On Nov. 11, 1919, Armistice Day was commemorated for the first time. In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed the day should be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the countrys service and with gratitude for the victory. There were plans for parades, public meetings and a brief suspension of business activities at 11 a.m. In 1926, Quail Meadow Ladies Luncheon will be held this Friday Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb Please see QUAIL, Page 11 A group of residents in costume. Arleen and Billy Cooper Ocala Palms residents welcome the original PianoTwinsOn Saturday, Oct. 19, residents and friends of Ocala Palms enjoyed an amazing Dueling Pianos performance by Mark and Clark, identical twins. These performers combined humor with their music for approximately two hours. Playing on identical twin white baby grand pianos, they delivered a variety of musical tunes to the delight of their audience. Over the years, Mark and Clark have made quite a name for themselves, inasmuch as they have had entertainment tours in Europe, Southeast Asia, South America, and in every state of the United States. During the intermission, refreshments were served to the attendees. Special thanks to the Ocala Palms Planning Committee, Sharron Albert Chairperson, Elaine Sheets, Nancy Jensen, Maxie Hotz, Ronnie Smith, Angie Fischetti, Katie Brown, Sharyn Ruddick, Diane Volko, Marilyn Hinds as well as several volunteers for their hard work in making this an enjoyable evening. Photos by Barb Dedics Cindy Calcaterra and Ralyn Moore. Mark and Clark. Don and Sharon Sturgal. George and Juliett Klingbeil. Harvey and Susan Ziel.

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Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm AUTHORIZED DEALER Trojan/Electro BUY, SELL, TRADE & SERVICEALL MAKES & MODELS 2011 EZ GO RXV20kHave Fun With The GrandkidsFLIP BACKSEAT $399 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Play ball? Not just yet Professional baseball in Marion County is still a long way off, but the city pushed ahead this week in attempts to get the New York Yankees Class A Minor League affiliate to move to Ocala. The project involves building a new stadium, which would also be available for some college and high school games. The stadium would seat 6,000 people. It would be located near Heath Brook, and would be visible from Interstate 75. The major hurdle would be a sales tax referendum which would have to be scheduled for next March. First, the County Commission would have to approve placing the item on the ballot, and second, the voters would have to approve it. That could be a hard sell. The city was presented with a presentation Tuesday that showed the economic benefit to the city and county that a Minor League Baseball team could bring. But voters tend to see the words sales tax and immediately take a negative attitude, regardless of projected economic benefits. The next hurdle would be baseball executives themselves, and again, this could be a hard sell. If you take a look at the Florida State League now, you have teams bunched together, on both coasts of Florida. Putting a team in Ocala would involve a bus trip from, say, Fort Myers to Ocala, a ride of about 200 miles. Its the financial situation that could cause executives to think twice about adding a team that far away. Of course, as players move up the Minor League chain, their teams are spread out more and there will be more extensive, and expensive, travel, but clubs usually expect to not have to shell out extra travel money in the lower leagues where teams are bunched together. There are also hotel expenses for teams traveling for a three-game series in Ocala. For example, when the Tampa Yankees now play at Clearwater or Dunedin, theres no need to get expensive hotel rooms. The team can go home for the night, if they wish. But a trip to Ocala, while beneficial to the major hotels in Marion County, and also to restaurants in the area, would be more expensive for the visiting teams. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column BY RICH LOWRY Special to the MessengerThe Republican push to defund Obamacare defied the strategic wisdom of the ages. "Avoid what is strong," Sun Tzu advised, "to strike what is weak." According to Machiavelli, "Prudence consists in knowing how to recognize the nature of the different dangers and in accepting the least bad as good." In contravention of all these axioms, the defunders stormed the barricades at their strongest point. They exhibited no willingness to distinguish among bad options or appreciation for what was really achievable. At best, their approach was a high-risk, low-reward strategy. As it turns out, there wasn't even any reward. The shutdown fight has been interesting in its particulars but dull in its overall trajectory, which was so predictable that the news stories on the endgame almost could have been filed in advance. Even bomb-throwers hesitated to light this fuse. Sen. Rand Paul never thought the shutdown was a good strategy. When the allegedly wholly impractical libertarian doubts your tactical judgment, it should be taken as a warning. Sen. Ted Cruz, the very able point man for the defunders, kept the strategy afloat longer than most people would have expected, but he could never explain persuasively the path from a shutdown to a signing ceremony in the White House defunding the president's signature piece of legislation. A key part of the theory was that, in the heat of a shutdown, red-state Democrats would buckle and join the antiObamacare bandwagon. Given the near-certainty that Republicans would be blamed for the shutdown, this was always fanciful. Republicans did the best they could during the shutdown. They passed rifleshot bills out of the House funding specific functions of government that put Democrats in a tight spot. They highlighted the idiotic excesses of the National Park Service. They hit Democrats for their unwillingness to negotiate. But all of this amounted to damage control. In the end, although polls showed the gap relatively narrow, more people blamed Republicans than Democrats. As the anti-government party that was forcing the issue, the Republicans were always going to have trouble escaping blame. Gallup and Wall Street Journal/NBC polls showed the party's favorability scraping bottom. On top of all this, the party went into the fight divided, with the House Republicans most enthusiastic about the strategy foisting it on their leadership. They proved again that, in the right circumstances, they can control the House Republican Conference, which gives them control of ... the House Republican Conference. An initial plan promoted by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor simply to force a vote on defunding in the Senate and then move to a clean continuing resolution was blasted by defunders as empty symbolism. After a few weeks of political pain, Republicans ended up in Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. This past Sunday morning, if you turned on your television to a sports channel, you came across a bunch of people running. It was the New York City Marathon, which, of course, drew a lot more attention than usual because of the tragic finish of the Boston Marathon, where bombs went off and people died near the finish line. You knew that security would be tight, but still, there were a staggering number of entries and an equally impressive number of spectators, not afraid to show their support for the race and the runners. I watched the runners and said to myself, Why would you do this? I knew there are stories of individual accomplishment, etc., but I wondered if they considered what the long-range implications would be to their legs. When I was younger, I was a high school football and basketball official (most people incorrectly call all of us referees). On the days when I didnt have a game, I ran. It was about two miles a day, and when I lived in Palatka, I ran through a park of hills called Ravine State Gardens. Admission was free (not any more, its now a state park with an admission fee), and the 1.8-mile driving trail was closed at 4 p.m. and there were only pedestrians, both walkers and runners, allowed. I punished myself a little, but it paid off on game days, when I didnt run out of breath if a runner came around my side and went 80 yards (not that I had the speed to keep up with him), or if a basketball game went into double overtime with teams averaging 100 points each. Later in life, though, my legs are paying for all that running, hindering not Watching marathon from the couch Among Friends Jim Clark only running, but also, at times walking. If I had to do it all over again, Id find another way to get myself in shape for those games. So there I was on Sunday, watching the race. The biggest negative is that unless you followed running, you had no idea who these people were. As someone who was born in the Bronx, grew up in northern New Jersey and worked and drove in Manhattan and Queens for quite a while, it was interesting to watch. I thought the coverage didnt provide enough information about where the runners were. We knew they were in Brooklyn, then across a bridge onto First Avenue, and somehow ended up in the Bronx. I would have liked to have known if they were running through my old neighborhood or the area where I was born, but they never really said. The one bit of coverage I objected to was one announcer who ran a short distance to interview a Native American woman who was running. Shes using up energy answering questions instead of concentrating on the race. Shes obviously got a stronger constitution than I have I would have reached over and had that announcer swallowing his microphone. I was screaming at the TV, Please see LOWRY, Page 10 Please see EDITORIAL, Page 10 Please see CLARK, Page 10 Defunding debacle Every season in Fairfield Village has its positives; it is entirely possible that November is particularly a positive time. I did say possible because I could be wrong, but lets see how this premise pans out. The time change is easier to adapt to since we do gain an hour. The weather becomes absolutely wonderfulmost of the time. The neighbors are out and about more than in the really hot weather of the summer. Most of the snowbirds are back and those who leave for the holidays are still here in town for the first couple of weeks of November. We who love the holidays begin to plan in earnest. Most people are seemingly happier than usualor they put on a good act for a couple of weeks. The lawns do not have to be mowed quite so often. Our budgets are not so taxed by high power bills. We can leave our windows open and enjoy nice, fresh air. Well, it seems that there are legitimate reasons to enjoy this autumn season with some real sincerity. I feel sure that each person reading this has many more valid reasons for enjoying November, so I will leave it to each one to design his/her own list. The photos that accompany this article are some of the colorful decorations that our neighbors bring out for a couple of weeks during this season. Soon the serious Christmas decorations will replace the ones indicative of fall.On a personal note, if I may be allowed: Readers may notice a new name with my old photo. I appreciate everyone who has respected my privacy for the last 15 months as my life has changed. Things are legal and final as of Oct. 29 and I am moving on in my single life. Thank you for being supportive friends. It has meant a great deal to me. Changing the clocks, the season, and all kinds of things Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Little straw characters, bright flowers,and colorful leaves all proclaim the beauty and charm of the season at the home of Pat and Fred Krauth. Above and below, other bright spots in Fairfield Village.

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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. 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.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, 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 6871580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362.Marion Landing Fall Sale The Marion Landing Fall Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to noon in the Lifestyle Center. Jewelry, books, homemade baked goods, plants, sports equipment and tools, along with tables full of household items and giftware. The sale is at 8601 S.W. 65th Ave. Road (off SR200). Admission is free and open to the public. No pets, please.Preserve arts and crafts fairAn arts and crafts fair will take place at Spruce Creek Preserve on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Preserve is on State Road 200, three miles southwest of County Road 484 (use the Gatehouse entrance). There is free admission, a free craft drawinig every 20 minutes, a bake sale, and you may purchase a lunch.Sunday, Nov. 10 Youth Symphony at CountrysideThe third Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary of Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 S.W. Highway 200, Ocala. The Ocala Youth Symphony Orchestra, founded in 1999, is committed to the education and professional development of young musicians from 10 to 18. Its founder and director is Cindy Robertson. 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GEM INI ( May 21 to J une 20) Be prepared with several Plan Bs that you might have to use as backups just in case you encounter some troublesome complications with your carefully constructed schedule. C ANC ER (June 21 to J uly 22) You might think youll never have a free moment again with the demands of the workplace piling on. Cheer up. The pressure eases as holidays near. An old friend brings good news. L EO (July 23 to A ug. 22) Your Leonine pride might make it difficult to offer an apology to a co-worker you unintentionally offended. But a quick and sincere Im sorry could prevent problems. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) This is a good time to tackle those backed-up chores that have kept you from moving into other and potentially more worthwhile projects. A personal matter needs your attention. LIB RA ( Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) You usually have no problem rushing to the defense of someone you perceive as being treated unjustly. But perceptions could be deceiving. Check the facts before you act. SCORP IO (O ct. 23 to N ov 21) Before you point fingers at who might be to blame for the unexpected change in your plans, take a few moments to reflect on how this turn of events might be a blessing in disguise. S AGITTARIUS (Nov 22 to D ec. 21) You seek out advice in the first part of the week. But be careful not to let counsel from others overshadow your own sense of perception. Things become clearer by the weeks end. CAP RIC ORN (Dec. 22 to J an. 19) The trusted colleagues you relied on earlier continue to offer support with your project. But you take more control, and by weeks end, should be in command. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb 18) Rely on your practical side while exploring investment possibilities. Caution is still your watchword in these matters. Your social life takes a gratifying turn by the weeks end. PI SCE S ( Feb 19 to March 20) An confusing situation appears to grow murkier early in the week. But it all starts to clear by weeks end. Plan to spend the weekend with someone special. 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. 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Adena Springs Ranch is in the groundwater basin that feeds Silver Springs which in turn provides substantial baseflow to the Ocklawaha and St. Johns Rivers. This issue, which is of compelling concern to anyone who uses water, will once again come before the St. Johns Water Management District in December. Knight, who has been studying Floridas springs for over 30 years, is founder and president of the H. T. Odum Florida Springs Institute in Gainesville Karen Ahlers is an environmental advocate who lives in Putnam County. Dan Hilliard is director of the Withlacoochee Area Residents (WAR) which works for public awareness and responsible stewardship of regional water resources, Moderator will be Rev. Bruce Seaman. The nonpartisan monthly speaker/luncheon series which is open to the public meets at 11:30 a.m. at Buffet City, State Road 200 at MLK Jr. Blvd just west of 441 in Ocala. The $10 charge payable directly to the restaurant covers the buffet, tax, tip and a drink. 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This would be the seventh biggest Florida State League facility. The Yankees currently play in a 10,000-seat facility, but only average slightly better than 1,700 people per game. The projects estimated cost is approximately $52 million, with the stadium itself costing $38 million. Land acquisition accounts for the bulk of the balance. The Florida State League is a Class A operation and teams usually get young players who are just one step away from moving up to double-A or, in some cases, triple-A competition, the two steps leading to the Major Leagues. 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Fri., Nov. 15, 10:00 AM Oasis Restaurant 7651 SW Hwy. 200 Mon., Nov. 18, 3:30 PM Carrabbas 2370 SW College Rd. Mon., Nov. 18, 11:00 AM Horse & Hounds 6995 US Hwy. 27 Tues., Nov. 19, 11:00 AM Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Tues., Nov. 19, 2:00 PM Mimis 4414 SW College Rd. Wed., Nov. 20, 11:00 AM The Ivy House 917 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Wed., Nov. 20, 11:00 AM Stone Creek Grill 9676 SW 62nd Loop Thurs., Nov. 21, 11:00 AM 000GCN7 BASEBALLcontinued from Page 1 get that guy off the course. Of course, she probably gave her permission ahead of time, but still There was another group of people I would have liked to have heard from the cleanup crew. From time to time, the runners ran past a bunch of people in red parkas holding a drink out so the participants could grab a cup, take a swallow then throw the cup on the road. I wonder what the New York sanitation workers were thinking as they watched, knowing they would have to clean up the mess. I guess New Yorks antilittering law was suspended for this race. Wheres Mayor Bloomberg and his stifling rules when you need them?Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. CLARKcontinued from Page 8 Still, the city expressed optimism that this project could move forward, and we think its worth pursuing. Not only would it provide economic benefits to the area, it would also give residents another wholesome activity to take part in. Meanwhile, well just sit back and wait for the next steps. For the baseball fans among us, its a time for anticipation. We just wish those words sales tax werent part of the equation. EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 the same place: The House voted on a defunding provision that was quickly pushed aside by the Senate, and it was forced to accept an essentially clean continuing resolution. Now, the same defunders who argued that Obamacare would be unrepealable beginning Oct. 1 with the opening of the exchanges are vowing to fight on against the health-care law -as they should. It will be a long fight, requiring not just passion and principle but also a little strategic wisdom.Rich Lowry is editor of the National Review. LOWRYcontinued from Page 8 Ja sm in e Pl az a 35 240 100 01 Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 www.jandjjewelersocala.com www.jandjjewelersocala.com STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 STORE HOURS: TUES.-FRI. 10-5 SAT. 10-2 All repairs done on premises. 000GKGX Wrap It Up Early Wrap It Up Early B UYING G OLD A ND D IAMONDS B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax 14-k Gold Diamonds Sterling Fashion Jewelry 14-k Gold Diamonds Sterling Fashion Jewelry Tuesday, Nov. 12 Mac users to meetCreating the OMUG Newsletter by Al Sypher and Using Camtasia by Brian Voge are the main topics for this months meeting of the Ocala Macintosh User Group on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 7 to 9 p.m. These talks will be followed by Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle. Meetings are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 S.E. 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Thursday, Nov. 14 Democratic Ladies to meetThe Democratic Ladies Club of Marion County meets every second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Democratic Executive Offices at 601 S.W. 1st Ave. in Ocala. Contact numbers are: Club President, Angela White 352-229-0629 or DEC Headquarters 352-402-9494.Saturday, Nov. 16 Crossroads Church honors vetsVeterans, we appreciate you. The Veterans Administration of Ocala is teaming up with Crossroads Church to honor those who have served and continue to serve their country. Come out, allow the VA representative to help you get registered for Medicare and other benefits, and be treated to a meal on us at the Veterans / Public Servant Appreciation Day on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Crossroads Church, 8070 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala, 352-291-2080. We look forward to seeing you there. Womens Wellness DayOcala Health will host its second annual Womens Wellness Day at the College of Central Florida on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A health fair and screenings will be held in the Ewers Lobby of the College of Central Florida. Following that, motivational speaker, comedian, and award-winning storyteller, Kelly Swanson, will be the keynote speaker at a lunchtime presentation in the Klein Theatre. During the health fair, attendees will have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with clinical specialists in cardiovascular disease, orthopedics, bariatric surgery, diabetes, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, neuroscience, and GYN health. Body fat, BMI, strength, balance, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings will also be offered. Kelly Swanson, author of Who Hijacked My Fairy Tale?, is visiting Ocala for the first time, presenting her approach to handling lifes obstacles. Through humor and storytelling, Swanson helps attendees learn how to assess problem areas, define their goals and objectives, review negative mindsets and behaviors, think more creatively, and motivate themselves to deal with stress and change taking everyone on a hilarious and powerfully motivating journey to a happier, healthier self. This event is free to the public and registration is required only for the lunchtime talk with Kelly Swanson. Those wishing to participate in the cholesterol screening should fast from the midnight before. To register for lunch with Kelly Swanson, call 1-800530-1188. Ocala Health encompasses Ocala Regional Medical Center, a 200-bed facility located in the heart of Ocala, and West Marion Community Hospital, a 70-bed hospital located in West Marion County. Ocala Health has the only Commission on Cancer approved cancer center in Marion County. The hospitals offer a host of other quality and award winning services including bariatric surgery, orthopedic care and joint replacement, robotic surgery, cardiac and vascular services including open heart surgery and interventional procedures, emergency, neurological and rehabilitation services. Ocala Regional Medical Center is also a Provisional Level II Trauma Center. Ocala Healths outpatient facilities include Family Care Specialists, a primary care network of seven locations throughout Marion County; Advanced Imaging Centers with two locations; a freestanding Wound and Hyperbaric Center; and the Senior Wellness Community Center.Sunday, Nov. 17 Fall concert at St. JudeOn Sunday, Nov. 17, at 5 p.m., Maestro Bill Doherty and members of the Central Florida Lyric Opera will be with us once again for an inspiring performance featuring Broadway, Opera and Gospel favorites. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12 and can be obtained in advance at the parish office or at the door. More information may be obtained by calling 352-347-0154. St. Jude is located at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. Flying in an airplane is not my preferred style of transportation. However, flying without an airplane is quite disastrous, if you know what I mean! I am not quite sure the Wright brothers would be too happy with some of the things passing as an airplane these days. It seems to me that psychotic midgets have designed modern day airplanes. Nothing in an airplane is designed for the normal person, and I might as well say it, I consider myself normal. I may be a shade taller than normal but I am normal in every other respect. The one plane I took from Detroit to Dayton, Ohio, was about as small as I have ever been on. Walking down the aisle, I could not even stand up but had to bend over in order to walk down the aisle. I heard a noise behind me that startled me and I stood up only to dash my head against the ceiling. That was not the worst headache of my flight. One of these days, I would like to meet the person who designed the seats in those planes. I will admit to being a little post thin, but after all, shouldnt you be able to sit down in a seat when you are flying? I truly do not understand what a seatbelt is for with individuals like me. I can barely squeeze myself into that seat and then it takes me about 15 minutes to extract myself from the seat. I suppose a seatbelt is for the comfort of the pilot who believes that somehow I will not bounce out of my seat while he is flying. I could not bounce out if my life depended upon it. My seat was so tight and I fit so snugly in it that when I sneezed it felt like I did some damage to my inner organs. Somewhere in the Constitution there has to be something to the effect that an individual has the right to sneeze without hurting himself. What I want to know is why do I always have to sneeze when I am in certain situations like this? Then, comes the time when you need to go to the bathroom. The flight attendant will bring you all the free beverages you can consume. They know, and I guess they are snickering behind our back, that everybody is going to have to go to the bathroom at the same time. Coordinating the bathroom run is one of the trying exploits of flying the friendly skies. For one, by the time I realize I have to go to the bathroom there is a line for the bathroom. Fortunately, but the time I extradite myself from my seat the line has dwindled dramatically. Then again, I have to go to the bathroom so bad I am dancing up the aisle to the bathroom to the great applause of the people sitting there. Once I fasten myself into the seat, I try to get comfortable enough to do a little reading. Since I am sitting in the aisle seat, everybody is bumping into me as they go up and down the aisle. Now that I am situated so that I cannot move, they come again with beverages. Why is it I forget there is a link between drinking a beverage and going to the bathroom? I know there is a link but when I am up in the air so high my tiny little grey cells are working in slow motion. So why take a free beverage? Well, it is free! I am at the age in my development where going to the bathroom is a frequent activity, even when not drinking any beverages. When consuming a beverage, this activity kicks into high gear. Once again, I need to extricate myself from my seat and find my way to the bathroom. I am not quite sure about this, but I believe in mid air the airplane pilot switches the bathroom from the front to the rear. I am dancing up the aisle, which I believe is in the direction of the bathroom, only to discover I am going in the wrong direction. A few of the people in the seats are smiling at me and one person gives me a thumbs-up as I turn around and dance in the direction of the actual bathroom facility. With a forced grin, I give a thumbs-up back at him and proceed in the direction of the bathroom. It is at this point that I run into a line. Wouldnt you know it; the line is for the bathroom? This is a real thumbs-down for me. It is at this point that I really wish I was not a gentleman. After all, a gentleman has to let the ladies go first. I think if some of these ladies would know the actual situation, they would insist I go first and I certainly would give them a wonderful thumbs-up. As I was standing in line, a verse of Scripture popped into my head. And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21 KJV). Many things in life have us going in circles to which there is no end. God, however, puts us on the straight and narrow path that ends with Jesus Christ.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or email jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Flying is not my thing Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11 2 W ednesday, November 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. 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Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUYALL AUTOS with or without titles, any condition. We pay up to $20,000 & offer F ree T owing. Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHRYSLER2012 T own & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs call T om for more info 352-325-1306 GROCERY GIRLSWe Shop at your Favorite Super Market and Deliver To Your Home or Business We also shop at Pet Supermarkets, Having a Special Event? 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YOU NEED TO CALL IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE Has difficulty hearing outdoors, in restaurants or home Problems following conversation, especially in groups Frequently ask others to repeat themselves Strain to understand certain peoples voices or words Seems like people mumble, you want them to speak up Are told you play the T.V. too loud. Is Your Hearing Difficulty Earwax Buildup or Something More Serious? FREE Test Dates are available Nov. 6-13 Your Video Otoscope exam may reveal such common problems as: Excessive ear wax Damage to your eardrum Visible obstruction in the ear canal Other conditions which may make it difficult for you to hear clearly Annual Hearing Test: SMART VISION PROBLEMS? Get An Eye Exam. To avoid waiting you MUST call ahead for an appointment. Using a miniature video otoscope, well painlessly look inside your ear canal and show it on a monitor and you can watch along! 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Ft., No w Fully Air Conditioned Stor e Linens, Clothing, Furnitur e, Appliances And More T uesday Sa turda y 10am to 5pm T HRIFT S TORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 000GIDH the United States Congress declared that the anniversary of the armistice should be commemorated with prayer and thanksgiving. The Congress also requested that the president should issue a proclamation calling upon the officials to display the flag of the United States on all Government buildings on Nov. 11 and inviting the people of the United States to observe the day in schools and churches, or other suitable places, with appropriate ceremonies of friendly relations with all other peoples. An Act was approved on May 13, 1938, which made Nov. 11 a legal holiday, known as Armistice Day. This day was originally intended to honor veterans of World War I. A few years later, World War II required the largest mobilization of service men in the history of the United States and the American forces fought later in other conflicts around the world. In 1954, the veterans service organizations urged Congress to change the word Armistice to Veterans. Congress approved this change and on June 1, 1954, Nov. 11 became a day to honor all American veterans, where ever and whenever they had served. In 1968 the Uniforms Holiday Bill made an attempt to move Veterans Day to the fourth Monday of October. The bill took effect in 1971. However, this caused a lot of confusion as many states disagreed with this decision and continued to hold Veterans Day activities on Nov. 11. In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford signed Public Law 94-97 (89 Stat. 479), which stated that Veterans Day would again be observed on Nov. 11. QUAILcontinued from Page 6

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Quail Meadow......6 Ocala Palms........7 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 33 WEDNESDAY, November 6, 2013 Classifieds Page 11 PuzzlesPage 912 Wednesday, November 6, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000GB22 City to push sales tax to fund baseball stadium A pair of events are scheduled for this coming weekend to mark the observance of Veterans Day. On Sunday, the Kingdom of the Sun Concert Band will present Veterans Light the Stars at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park. On Monday, Nov. 11, Marion County Public Schools will conduct a Veterans Day celebration at 11 a.m. at the Ocala-Marion County Veterans Memorial Park. The park is at the corner of East Fort King Street and Southeast 25th Avenue. Veterans Park sets events for holiday Marion County Center for the Arts' Omega Theatre Company will present The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams Nov. 8-10 at the West Port High School Performing Arts Center, 3733 S.W. 80th Ave. in Ocala. Performances are Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be available at the door, but can be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/wphs The Glass Menagerie is one of the most famous plays of the modern theatre, winning the New York Drama Critics Circle Award when it was first produced on Broadway in 1945. This play presents a challenge to our actors and technicians because it so well-known. The play is required reading in many English classes, so our audience will come to the theatre with certain expectations, said Janet Shelley, West Ports theatre director. Those who are unfamiliar with the plot will still be enthralled by this memory play written by Williams, as a tribute to his own sister, Rose. The Marion County Center for the Arts (MCCA) is a magnet program for gifted and talented high school students in the performing and visual arts. Students can elect a major course of study in visual art, dance, music, and theatre, while taking core academic, honors, advanced placement, and dual enrollment college classes. For more information on the program, contact Laurie Reeder, MCCA Coordinator at 352-291-4000. The Glass Menagerie at West Port High BY JIM CLARK EditorThe city of Ocala is ready to move ahead on a baseball complex to entice the New York Yankees to move their Class A Florida State League team here from Tampa in 2016, but some obstacles still remain. City officials must convince the County Commission to put the needed sales tax on the ballot for next March. Final approval by the commissioners may not come until January, according to a timeline released at a City Council workshop Tuesday. The 6,000-seat open air stadium would be built on a tract of land near Heath Brook on State Road 200, with the ballpark adjacent to Interstate 75 but accessible from 200. Called Project Homerun, the plan was revealed by city officials in November last year, and much of the preparation leading to Tuesdays workshop has been done in the background. Analysts are estimating that about 2,200 people would be the average attendance. However, special events, Major League players taking part in rehab games, and interest in the visiting team can occasionally drive attendance upward. Please see BASEBALL Page 3 Trick or TreatRon captures Carol as the Mowrey couple celebrates Halloween at a Party at Quail Meadow. At the right, the crowd gathered at the annual Halloween party at the State Road 200 Sheriffs Office.