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boomers. This age group spans 49 to 67 years old. In their youth, they were behind four social movements and three cultural revolutions (civil rights, feminist, ecology, war protest, religious, etc.). The boomers are major movers and shakers. They want it all and value good health, vibrant wellbeing and prosperity. Often this generation finds itself serving as caregivers for both their parents and eventually their spouses or other siblings. When illness strikes, they are the last to give in and seek all means to combat disease and old age. Thanks to advanced medical technology, we have a multitude of options. We can seek cures and treatments, whenever possible; extend survival, if its practical; and relieve pain, as needed. When a cure is no longer possible and extending life is not optimal, hospice offers an opportunity to change the dynamic. Accepting hospice care is not about giving up hope or giving in to illness it is a redefinition of hope. Hope shows up in as many forms as there are individuals and it changes with time. It can be an opportunity to complete life tasks, provide serenity in allowing others to carry some of our burden or it may evolve into a peaceful acceptance at the end of lifes journey. One of the biggest misconceptions about hospice is that it is that thing you do right at the end. Sadly, many people survive only a few days, never receiving the full benefits that only hospice can provide. Coming on the program earlier often has surprisingly positive results for both the patients and their families. Once pain is controlled and symptoms managed through our expertise in palliation, people may enjoy life without distress for the first time throughout their illness. In addition, the little-known Medicare Hospice Benefit is an entitlement that provides home visits from our physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains, equipment, supplies and medication delivered to the patients doorwith no out-ofpocket expenses. Research shows that when managed well, a person with advancing illness can live a fulfilling life. A three-year study at Massachusetts General** found patients with fastgrowing lung cancer lived three months longer and had a high quality of life with less depression, pain and symptoms. Fewer opted for aggressive chemotherapy and more chose a DNR (do not resuscitate order), if a medical crisis occurred. Other studies show similar survival rates with various cancers and congestive heart failure. Above all, when people are on hospice, they feel better, and when they feel better, they live better. And that, after all, is what life is all about.* Centers for Disease Control 2005 INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Ocala Palms........5 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow......7 VOLUME 7, NUMBER34 WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, November 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000GJFH Walk-Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Appreciated6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, Suite 99 in the Jasmine PlazaThere really is a difference in salons . . COME SEE STARRMon.-Fri. 1-6 Sat. 9-3 000GCWI 000GM0N OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 34476 237-4598 Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm Come Check Out Our Daily Specials HAVE YOUR NEXT EVENT WITH US! 237-4598 Welcome Back Snowbirds Welcome Back Snowbirds We now have Scrapple! Taking Reservations for Thanksgiving Christmas Karaoke December 21, 2013 4pm-8pm 000GLEM SEWING MACHINE REPAIRS All Makes. Over 25 Years Experience Call For In Home Service Estimates (352) 208-9366 Clip & Save A suspect in the murder of a Lake County woman was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Fore Ranch area of southwest Ocala. Johnny Lashawn Shipman, 36, was wanted on a first-degree murder warrant from Lake County in connection with the killing of Kristi Lynne Delaney, 26, in Mascotte, a small city along U.S. Highway 27. Delaney was found dead last Monday after her daughter, reportedly Shipmans son, walked to her grandmothers home and told her that her mother was sick. The grandmother went to the house and found Delaneys body. Shipman was held without bond after a first appearance hearing in Ocala, and will face charges in Lake County. The Lake County Sheriffs Office has not released the cause of Delaneys death or the nature of her injuries. Last year, Delaney had filed a domestic-violence injunction against Shipman, saying she feared his past hitting and threatening. Ocala police had received a tip that Shipman was in the Fore Ranch area, and was arrested without incident in the 4400 block of Southwest 48th Avenue. Shipman had to be treated at West Marion Community Hospital for an undisclosed ailment before being taken to jail. Lake County murder suspect arrested in Fore Ranch area Johnny Shipman makes his first appearance in Marion County. PHOTO BY RON RATNER Citizens Academy sessionMembers of the current Citizens Academy at the Marion County Sheriffs Office recently got to see one of the agencys helicopters up close and personal. Describing the aircraft are Sgt. Don Stanridge on the right and Deputy Darren Bruner. Marion County food pantries are facing nearly bare shelves, having seen an estimated 25 percent increase in the amount of new families requesting help with groceries. And while new face after new face has shown up at Brothers Keeper, Interfaith and the Salvation Army, donations have dwindled. This has left our food pantries in a dire spot and vulnerable to not being able to assist area residents who need help putting food on the table. On Nov. 5, a team of local governmental, fire rescue and law enforcement agencies re-launched the Bring the Harvest Home food drive to help restock these depleted food pantries and provide aid for Marion Countys most needy residents. Officials are asking citizens and businesses to assist the efforts by collecting and donating items to local food pantries as follows: Dry goods/foods that complement dry goods (rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, crackers, peanut butter and jelly). Canned meats (corned beef, corned beef hash, ham and tuna). Canned vegetables and fruit. Baby items (powdered formula, diapers and lotion). Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and toilet paper). The monthlong effort will culminate with a Dec. 6 Holiday Food Drive on the Square in downtown Ocala from 7 a.m.3 p.m. For a list of drop-off locations (including public libraries and fire stations) or more information on Bring the Harvest Home, visit www.bringtheharvesthome.com, follow @MarionCountyGov on Twitter or like facebook.com/MarionCountyFlorida on Facebook. The first Bring the Harvest Home food drive was held in 2011 and netted more than 80,000 pounds (40 tons) of food and toiletries donations. Partner agencies this year include: Marion County Board of County Commissioners, City of Ocala, Marion County Clerk of the Court, Marion County Property Appraiser, Marion County Sheriffs Office, Marion County Supervisor of Elections, Marion County Tax Collector, Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership and the Dunnellon Police Department. Bring the Harvest Home food drive planned in Ocala BY JIM CLARKSouth Marion CitizenMarion County commissioners heard a plea from a Dunnellon resident who said she was coming to beg for law enforcement presence on the Rainbow River. At the meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5, Sherry Evans spoke in the public input portion of the meeting, citing problems with trespassing into private property along the river. Saying she lives on the river, Evans said there are groups of people, sometimes 20, sometimes 50 at a time, that enter peoples property. She said that when she addresses the privacy issue with the intruders, Ive been cursed at, Ive been laughed at. She said a neighbor had been threatened with the burning of her house, another had a threat to kill a dog. Were all afraid. People are so disrespectful. She said she lives a distance away from launch points, and by the time they get there theyre intoxicated. Evans said that it has turned into spring break at Daytona Beach. She spoke about people taking the law into their own hands. Weve reached that frustration level. She complimented the Dunnellon police for their efforts, but added that when we call the sheriff, it takes 45 minutes for them to get there, and when they do, the people are on the river and the deputy says theres nothing he can do. Sometimes when we call at night, they never show up. She said that if the county doesnt have enough money, then lets charge 2 or 3 dollars extra to get a sheriff in the river. Outgoing Chairman Kathy Bryant, asked that the county administrator study the situation and report back. Earlier in the meeting, Carl Zalak was elected to be the next chairman, while Stan McClain will be vice chair. All not quiet on Rainbow River The Marion County Commission has scheduled a workshop on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. to discuss the proposed baseball stadium with the city. Ocala is asking the commissioners to approve putting a sales tax on the ballot in March to help with funding the project. The stadium complex, planned for the Heath Brook area off State Road 200, would be used as a home for the New York Yankees Minor League Class A baseball team, which is currently based in Tampa. The team plays in the Florida State League with a schedule that runs from April through the end of August. The stadium would also be available for other events, including high school and college baseball. The county is not being asked to approve the project, only to place the vote on the ballot. Last year, voters rejected a tax to fund the Munroe Regional Medical Center, which was then leased to a private firm. However, that proposal was a property tax, not a sales tax that is being sought. Stadium workshop scheduled Nov. 21 POEcontinued from Page 11 Religion Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Nov. 13: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: Praise & Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15: Flying Solo Womens Group, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19: Womens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org. .Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Nov. 17: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:30 am with staffed Nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Elder/Deacon meeting at 3 p.m.; Sanctuary choir practice at 4:30 p.m.; evening worship at 6 p.m. with study in the book of James taught by Alvin Gloer. Tuesday, Nov. 19: Christian Womens Fellowship meets from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the church. Each meeting includes a short business meeting followed by Bible Study and luncheon together. If you choose to stay for the luncheon bring your own sack lunch. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Wednesday, Nov. 20: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22: Golden Servants (seniors 55+) meet at 6 p.m. at the church for a carry-in dinner with a program following dinner. Bring your favorite soup, salad, or dessert dish. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Sunday, Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Sunday. Let us all give thanks to our God and Father for His loving kindness and goodness and for His blessings not just for this day and season but for each day of our lives on His earth. Southwest Christian Church, 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. (south off SR 200). The phone number for the church is 352-861-9080. http//www.swccocala.com. Ocala West NazareneOcala West Church of the Nazarenes homecoming is Sunday, Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m. There will be concert by the Collison Trio and a presentation of past pastors. You are welcome to this special worship and dinner on the grounds. The church is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. (Airport Road) in Ocala.Celebrating Jesus workshopA celebrating Jesus workshop: will take place every Tuesday through Nov. 19. The community is invited to register for these free workshops, put on by Side by Side Ministries, Inc., at www.sbsministries.org/cjw. All sessions are held at 1700 N.W. 60th Ave., from 6:30pm to 8 p.m. Study material will be handed out at each session. For more information visit www.sbsministries.org or call 352-598-9202 or 352-237-8199.Countryside Presbyterian ChurchJoin us as we celebrate Christ the King Worship service on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 7768 S.W Highway 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Celebrate, CelebrateJeff and Jody Saulnier hosted a party recently to celebrate the re-opening of their store, J&J Jewelers in the Jasmine Plaza. The store had been burglarized July 27 with thieves taking all the jewelry. So far no arrests have been made in the case. More than 200 people attended the celebration. Above, Associate Judith Paine, right, welcomes Fran Parent and Lorraine Bourque to the event. Below, those attending the celebration had the opportunity to enjoy some tasty food treats and conversation. Dr. Julie Strubrud, front left, visits with Jody Saulnier, front right. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11 2W ednesday, November 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C, E. Gulf to Lake Hwy. 1/2 mile east of Walmart OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93rd Ct. Rd., Ocala Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. Suncoast Blvd. (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail We want to thank Marion County for their support! Let the experts at NuTech Hearing help you discover the best hearing devises at the lowest prices! Were here for you! Visit us in person or at www.nutechhearing.com Sound familiar? We Can Help! In the United States alone, 36 million adults have some degree of hearing loss. In recent years, more and more people have opted for a modern hearing system. Thanks to enormous advances in hearing aid technology, its now easier than ever to hear what youve been missing! 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Maybe this incident will allow state legislatures, many of whom already have anti-hazing laws against students (as Florida does), to expand those laws to include all workplaces. Id like to see a one-week moratorium on all former athletes speaking on sports talk shows. Let them all take a weeks vacation and let the viewers get a real-world commentator. To me, that would make for a pleasant week of sports analysis some of it done by people from the real world. Jim Clark is the editor of the South Marion Citizen and West Marion Messenger in Ocala. CLARKcontinued from Page 8 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. 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BY MARY ELLEN POECEO, Hospice of Marion County As the season of traditional family get-togethers approaches, the last thing on anyones mind would be having an end-of-life discussion. However, I would like to open that conversation right now and literally put this topic on the table the kitchen table. Surrounded by extended family in the warmth and ease of these annual rituals, there is no better time or place to talk about what you want should you become incapacitated, either from an accident or advancing illness. Encouraging people to have kitchen-table conversations is a stretch for most, given the gap between what we say and what we do. Polls show that 70 percent of Americans want to die at home in comfort among their loved ones, yet the same percentage actually dies in institutional settings*, often in the ICU under stressful circumstances. Eighty-two percent believe its important to put their wishes in writing, but only 23 percent have completed the task, although its as simple as filling out a two-page form. To help close the gap, I have some suggestions for this holiday season. Do the right thing. Be brave enough to talk to your family its the best gift you can give them, unburdening them from having to make tough decisions in a crisis rather than in a calm agreement. The first step is downloading a free Living Will from www.hospiceofmarion.com/advance-directives.html. No lawyer is required; only two witnesses and thoughtful consideration of your wishes. Make copies for your physician and each of those who will be in charge of your care if you cannot speak for yourself. The second step is to visit www.theconversationproject.org, a website that offers a Conversation Starter Kit. Its available in English and Spanish, and presents a user-friendly step-by-step process, preparing you for your sit-down and talking points when it comes time to speak up. It has the questions your family will likely ask, as well as the answers to reassure them. The guide also has tips for better communication with your physician and care providers, as well as personal stories of others to help you along the way. More and more, the families sitting around the kitchen table in Marion County are made up of the largest segment of the population the s November is National Hospice Month Please see POE, Page 12

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Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. For some inexplicable reason, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is under the impression that my favorite hobby is flying kites. I have no idea where she got that notion. Last Thursday, for example, she said to me in one of her sterner voices, Why dont you just go and fly a kite? The joke, of course, is on her. Ha! That is not my hobby and I have not flown a kite since I was 9 years old when my mother made the same request. Who does she think I am? Benjamin Franklin? If she actually knew what my hobby was, I wonder if she would be so anxious for me to indulge. Some secrets are worth keeping. Two things guide me in my pursuit of life. I never fool around with fate and I never second-guess the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She suggested on Friday evening that we go out for supper. When younger I would have tried to figure out if she was up to something or if I was in some trouble, but not anymore. One of the great advantages of growing older is shedding the necessity of trying to figure everything out. Life has been much easier since I have started to live in the moment. So much in life is unexplainable that I have stopped wasting my time trying to explain it. Moreover, the greatest thing is, I am not under any pressure to understand everything or figure anything out, especially when it comes to the female side of the matrimonial equation. Let the mystery of romance do its thing. Just one thing, in spite of everything, still bothers me. I know it may be a minor matter to most people, but for me it is important. Do I have to pray for everything? On Friday, my wife and I made our way to our favorite restaurant and to our great delight, our favorite waitress was on duty and we requested her table. Stay with a sure thing, I always say. After our first cup of coffee, we were ready to contemplate our order. It is not good to order your meal right away; get settled in your seat, have a good cup of coffee and then decide on the meal for the evening. I chose Does God expect me to pray for broccoli? Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder the delicious meat loaf dinner while my better half ordered the pot roast. Both came with what our waitress called a vegetable medley. Let it be known that a vegetable medley was not harmonious with my primeval appetite. With an air of masculine sophistication, I ordered the vegetable of the day. It was too lovely of an evening to get hung up on such small matters. After all, I was unwinding and did not need to put my little gray cells in high gear. Taking our order, our waitress disappeared into the kitchen while we sat back to enjoy each others society while our meal was being prepared. Luxury, in my book, is where you find it. After a busy week in the church, it is always beneficial to settle back and relax. Nothing is more important than getting balance in life and keeping it. Before we knew it, the waitress brought our meals and set them before us. Much to my surprise, the vegetable of the day was broccoli. The waitress quickly disappeared amid some unsuccessful muffled giggling from across the table. Gaining some measure of composure, my wife requested I offer the prayer for the meal. My question: does God really expect me to pray for broccoli? I was reminded of an incident with my good friend and spiritual mentor, the Rev. Frank Simmons. After a Sunday morning service, a woman approached Frank with a simple request. Oh, Brother Simmons, she said in a dramatic fashion that always irritated Frank, would you pray that my daughter gets married? Without giving her request any thought, he replied in the negative. The thing I always liked about good ole Brother Simmons was that he was always Frank. Why wont you pray for my daughter, demanded the woman. Well, Frank said, tell me something. Does she have any special friend? Is she dating? Frank later told me that many people want God to do everything for them. There is plenty for us to do, he said with a mischievous grin. Of course, Frank firmly believed in prayer but he also believed people have personal responsibility in their lives. So many blame God for the bad in their life. Then when they get in trouble, they want God to bail them out. One of Franks favorite sayings was, Many folk sow their wild oats Saturday night and then Sunday morning pray for crop failure. Some things should not be a matter of prayer but of simple obedience. Prayer is no substitute for action. In fact, in some cases it is not in order to pray. For example, it is wrong to pray about anything clearly forbidden in the Bible. I do not have to pray about hating somebody. It is always wrong to hate and no amount of prayer could ever change that fact. The apostle James set this forth rather clearly in his epistle. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (James 5:16 KJV). No prayer is worth praying if it is prayed outside of that righteous zone.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Read the classifieds Saturday, Nov. 23 Worship at TimberRidgeWorship Service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Victorian Holiday snow slideSix tons of fresh snow, from up north, will adorn this years Victorian Holiday snow slide in Dunnellons Historic Village on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. Besides the snow slide, there will be thousands of twinkling holiday lights as you stroll down West Pennsylvania Avenue to Cedar Street and then up to Walnut and Chestnut Streets. Horse drawn carriage rides will again circle the heart of the Victorian era village of Dunnellon. Each of the Historic Village Shops will be hosting musical entertainment and will also be providing homemade refreshments. Food vendors will be on hand to satisfy the more hearty appetites. All of the shops will be decorated, open and filled with unique gifts for your shopping pleasure. Santa Claus aka Father Christmas has agreed to step back in time, to old Dunnellon for this evening of celebration, music and merriment. Professional photos with the jolly old elf by Julie Mancini or bring your cameras and your good cheer as we kick off the holiday season with our 14th annual festival. Proceeds from this years event will benefit Dunnellon Police Departments Shop with a Cop Christmas program. Tech Trek camp benefit setThe American Association of University Women is sponsoring an 8th grader to go to Tech Trek camp at the Univesity of Florida. To acquire the funds, we are holding a silent auction at Stone Creek Grille. It will be a Purse Palooza on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided for $15. RSVP by Nov. 20. Call Eileen at 352-854-5952. Sub vets of Ocala yard sale Nautilus Base Submarine Veterans of Ocala will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot on southwest State Road 200. Our Model Submarine of the USS Nautilus SSN 571 will be there. African Violet Club to meet African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation, 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The progrlam this month is a Potting Extravaganza. Bring in the plants you started as leaves back at the July meeting for showing, trading and help with separating. Also bring in other plants to divide and/or repot. Additionally, some plants will be provided to gain practice in dividing and repotting. Members are encouraged to bring the necessary equipment for this hands-on meeting including newspapers, pots and potting accessories. Supplies and soil will be available and instructors will be on hand to help. For more information, please check http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ Delicious refreshments are served and guests are always welcome!Sunday, Nov. 24 Barbershoppers to sing The Big Sun Barbershop Chorus Show is set for Sunday, Nov 24, at 3 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church. Headliners are the Wise Guys an award winning quartet from the Barbershop Harmony Society, plus three local quartets and the Ocala Big Sun Chorus and Chip Morris as Master of Ceremonies. For tickets call 352-804-7464 or order online at bigsunchorus.groupanizer.com The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. Ocala Clock collectors offer items and assessmentsIf you have ever wondered what that old Grandfathers clock that Aunt Millie owned is worth, mark your calendar and set your watch for Sunday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Chapter 156, are hosting their annual Fall Super Meeting Nov. 24 at the VFW Post 4781. The event offers indoor mart tables for $5. A silent auction featuring a variety of horological items will be held. In addition many collectors will offer parts, clocks and watches for sale during the event. Clock and watch assessment will also be offered. Questions pertaining to clocks and watches will be answered during the event. The post is at 9401 S.W. 110 St., Ocala. For additional info, or to save a table, call Roger Krieger, vice-president, 352-527-0669.The Talleys at Christs ChurchEnjoy a Progressive Southern Gospel Concert featuring The Talleys, one of the most beloved and respected groups in Christian music. This nationally and internationally famous group has been at the forefront of gospel music for many years. The hallmarks of the Talley sound are their lush arrangements, close-knit harmonies and powerful vocals. They connect with their audience through their warmth and sincerity. Take time to be included in one of over 100 concerts a year featuring their award winning songs. Listening to the music of a group who has graced the most legendary stages in America and were guests of Billy Graham and featured television ministries will inspire you and surround you is music and fellowship. A Love Offering will be received. The event is at 4 p.m.. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Sunday, Nov. 24 Messiah at Queen of PeaceThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra (OSO) will tell the story of Handels Messiah through the collaboration of several generations of classical music this holiday season. In its fourth year in Ocala, this special presentation will include the OSOs full orchestra, as well as its own community choir, boasting close to 150 musicians working together to make joyous music in celebration of the holiday spirit. The performance will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW SR 200 in Ocala. The tickets are $15 and can be purchased at all CenterState Bank locations in Ocala, Lady Lake, and Belleview; at Village Ford in Belleview, and at Yours Truly Gift Shop ( 8449 SW SR 200 in Ocala). Tickets can also be purchased by visiting www.ocalasymphony.com or by calling the OSO office at 352-351-1606.Tuesday, Nov. 26 Breast cancer support group meetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala at 1 p.m. in Room 235. Our meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26 will be a luncheon meeting and will be off site at Stone Creek Grille, 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop, Stone Creek Community at 1 p.m. If you have not already signed up for the luncheon, please call Gail Tlirpak at 352-291-6904 so we have an accurate count for the restaurant.Sunday, Dec. 1 German American Christmas dinnerThe German American Club of Marion County will host a Christmas Dinner Dance on Sunday, Dec. 1, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. A catered ham dinner will be served. Music will be provided by Europa. Ticket prices will be $18 per member or $21 per non-member. Formal attire is requested. Contact Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207 for tickets.Master Choir concertThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (which is SR 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala, Florida. The program will include the well-known Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207.Friday, Dec. 6 Civic Chorales Sounds of ChristmasFor 26 years, the dedicated musicians of The Marion Civic Chorale have brought to Marion County a wide repertoire of classical and popular music. For our 2013 Christmas concert, Matthew Bumbach, MCC Conductor and Director of Vocal Studies, College of Central Florida, presents Antonio Vivaldis Gloria, with guest soloists and orchestra. Also featured will be the music of John Rutter and Matthew Bumbach. Performances are set for St. George Anglican Cathedral, 5646 S.E. 28th St., on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m.; and Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Lecanto, on Sunday, Dec.8 at 4 p.m. Conductor is Matthew Bumbach and accompanist is Ricky Hendrix. Admission is free. Donations support our student scholarship program.Saturday, Dec. 7 Christmas Concert by ChoraleOn Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a Christmas Concert at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (which is SR 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The concert will include the much-loved Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi and other selections by John Rutter. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless.

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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.Friday, Nov. 15 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is Nov. 15.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 Jazz Society offers music, dancingThe Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. Admission is $3. For more info call Diana, 352-2370234.Monday, Nov. 18 Legion Post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352-322-5966.Tuesday, Nov. 19 Vet aid benefits at assisted livingThe Harbor House at Ocala, 12080 S.W. County Road 484, is sponsoring a seminar for information regarding veteran aid and attendance benefits. Come join us and learn how you could be eligible to receive up to $24,648 per year in benefits. This is a free, no charge public service to veterans and widows of veterans provided by The Harbor House at Ocala and Gary Marriage (Operation Veteran Aid Crystal River), who will present the information on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, as seating is limited, call, 352-489-9698. The Harbor House at Ocala is a Saber Health Care Assisted Living Facility, located two miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484.Thursday, Nov. 21 Air Force group to meetThe November meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. A representative from Sams Club will be attending and brief us on Specials that are available to AFA members. For more information call Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Comedian at FellowshipPlease join us Thursday evening, November 21st at Fellowship Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. for a night of side-splitting, good clean fun with comedian Justin Fennell. Justin specializes in slice of life humor that sees the funny in everyday family situations. Tickets are $5 per person in advance from the church office, and includes dinner followed by the show. Call 352629-5379 for more information. Friday, Nov. 22 Health farmers market vendors soughtThe Marion County Health Happens Farmers Market is seeking vendors for its first Fall Celebration. The event will take place during the regular market hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at the McPherson Governmental Complex field, 601 S.E. 25th Ave.). The celebration will include a corn boil, a toy drive, a blood drive and special booths providing health information from community partners such as Tobacco Free Florida and the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. These will be offered in addition to regular market goods, which include: fresh produce, vegetables, seafood, honey, prepared meals for breakfast and lunch, natural energy drinks, goats milk soap, plants and more. Vendors interested in selling at the Fall Celebration may contact Brittney Bruner, Health and Wellness Coordinator, at brittney.bruner@marioncountyfl.org or 352-438-2360. For updates and market information straight to your newsfeed, like the Health Happens Farmers Market on Facebook at www.facebook.com/healthhappensfarmersmarket.Three-day theater performanceThe OTOW Theatre Group presents Murder on the Rerun on Friday Nov. 22, Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th. If you havent purchased tickets you may pay at the door or call Anne at 352-732-0706.Grieving for petsIf youve experienced the loss of a furry friend, join Hospice of Marion County grief counselors for a free, interactive workshop on Friday, Nov. 22 from 3:30-4:30 pm. Grief that follows the loss of a companion is natural. The healing process takes time and Hospice of Marion County knows how to help. Light refreshments will be served. There is no registration fee, but please consider donating an animal toy or treat to kick-start our new Pet Peace of Mind program, which keeps hospice patients and their pets together. RSVP to 352-854-5230. The event will take place in the Hospice Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave. Hospice of Marion Countys new Pet Peace of Mind program is designed to help patients keep their pets while they are receiving hospice care. Pet Peace of Mind relieves patients from worry about their pets current or future needs by providing pet care services such as food, medications, walking, grooming, veterinarian visits and even short-term boarding during respite or transition to a Hospice House. The initiative was made possible by a $5,000 grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust. So far, 10 volunteers have been trained to provide pet visiting and delivery of needed supplies, but more volunteers are needed. 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G EMINI (May 21 to June 20) A comment by a colleague piques your curiosity to know more. Best advice: Youll find people more likely to offer information if youre discreet when making inquiries. CA NC ER ( June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels begin to rise by midweek. This allows you to catch up with your workload and still have plenty of get-up-and-go to go out on the town this weekend. L EO ( July 23 to Aug 22) Youre probably roaring your head off about a perceived slight from a longtime critic. Ignore it. That person might just be trying to goad you into doing something you might later regret. V IRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) The early part of the week is open to spontaneity. Then its time to settle into your usual routine to get all your tasks done. A personal situation could require more attention from you. L IBRA ( Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) A meeting of the minds on a project might well develop into something more personal for Librans looking for romance. Aspects are also favorable for platonic relationships. SCORP IO (Oct. 23 to N ov 21) A more-positive mood might be difficult to assume in light of a recent problem involving the health of someone special. But by weeks end, your emotional barometer should start to rise. SAGI TTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec. 21) Look for a changed attitude from a former adversary once he or she realizes you have your colleagues support. Now you can refocus energies on that project. CAP RIC ORN ( Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This time, a difference of opinion might not be resolved in your favor. Be patient. It could all work out to your advantage, as new information begins to develop. A QU A RIUS ( Jan. 20 to Feb 18) A tug of war develops between the artistic Aquarians creative aspect and his or her practical side. Best advice: Prioritize your schedule so you can give appropriate time to both. PI SCE S ( Feb 19 to M arch 20) You could be entering a career phase awash with job-related demands. But avoid being swamped by the overflow and, instead, keep treading water as you deal with demands one by one. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5 8W ednesday, November 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000GL4M Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to Veterans l abor & parts excluding batteries LOWEST PRICES IN OCALA FREE 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 Sunbrella 2010 Club Car Remanufactured Garage Floor Mats Protects Against Oil & Battery Acid $59 $ 5,995 LIMITED LIMITED OFFER OFFER Floor Mat Custom Seats Pin Striping, Names Speed 22-23 mph Sand Box Cooler, Ball Washer Warranty All for Only $ 5,995 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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The one flaw in the process is that it was announced at the beginning that Zalak and McClain had received the needed votes from some sort of ballot. But the final vote count was never announced. Was it unanimous? We dont know. Apparently there was no problem this time, but that doesnt mean that this system couldnt be abused in the future. Someday down the road there could be a conflict among commissioners that could result in a tight vote. We need to set a standard where all votes are announced. That could prevent problems in the future. We have said in the past that the state statute that says a vote shall be recorded for each commissioner. We have pushed for a roll call on all votes, even though that would take a little time. Nowadays, almost everything is unanimous, but, again, it may not be that way in the future. We want to hear each commissioner say yea or nay so there is no doubt that where they stand in case it comes up in the future. Elsewhere in the meeting, Bryant announced that the food drive that was so successful on short notice last year will be repeated for a longer period of time. For the second year, the final drive will be on the Ocala Downtown Square on Dec. 6. Last year about 10,000 pounds was collected, and organizers hope to double the collection this season. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column 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 email editor@westmarionmessenger.com. For more than a week now, weve been reading stories about bullying and/or hazing from the locker room of the Miami Dolphins. Central to the issue are offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito. Martin left the team, got emotional treatment at a hospital and then went home. Incognito has been suspended by the team and the NFL is investigating. Also highlighted is an apparent racist and venomous e-mail that Incognito left for Martin. At this point, Im getting a little tired of all the pro football players and former players who are defending the culture in the locker room. They are excusing the behavior that goes on, including the hazing and/or bullying of rookies, as part of that culture. The former players who have now become television talk-show commentators are the worst. They are promoted as journalists when, in fact, they are biased former athletes who immediately rise to the defense of their fellow sportsmen by insulting those who disagree with them. What these players and former players fail to realize is that the bulk of Americans have no experience in a pro locker room and they feel that locker rooms should be an extension of grassroots America. The former athletes have been given a disproportionate access to the public, and they tend to put down anyone who doesnt agree with them. One of the most outlandish statements I heard was a sarcastic, Youre trying to put real world standards into a locker room. Well, yes, thats exactly what were trying to do. After all, there are a lot more of us in the real world than the athletes. In fact, organizations such as the NCAA run commercials emphasizing how many college graduates become professionals in something other Football players not part of real world Among Friends Jim Clark than sports. Football players are coddled from the time they put on pads at 8 years old or so. Community newspapers cover youth football as if it were the Super Bowl. High school players are pampered just ask non-athletes how many times theyve been bullied by the schools athletes. College football is even worse. One of the jokes is people who want to stop the drafting of high school players directly into the pros. One of their arguments is that these kids deserve to enjoy the college experience. College experience? These guys get free room and board, many in dorms separate from the regular students. They get schedules that are favorable to their sports activities. They even get special tutors to help them maintain their eligibility. Thats not the normal college experience. Last year one of the talking heads on morning sports television had two sons playing for a major college, a school where he himself played before going pro. Televised games from that school constantly showed this alumnus on the sidelines. Why was he there? Did all the parents of all the players get to roam the sidelines? I dont think so. Most real-world people dont spend thousands of dollars in nightclubs and strip clubs until the wee hours of the morning. Most real-world people dont carry guns when they go to a restaurant or club. Most real-world people go home Please see CLARK, Page 11 Republicans, Democrats: What do they look like? Ive heard a lot of discussion about political profiles in recent days. The Republicans supposedly are the corporate greedy CEOs and the Democrats supposedly are all those standing in the government entitlement lines. Not true. My father was a Republican. For thirty years of his life he drove an older model truck Almost two hours one-way to Holden, W.Va. where he worked in an underground coal mine. He worked eight to ten hours a day and then came home to farm two to three hours before crashing into bed. We worked a small garden, cared for ten to twenty cows, had some hogs, raised a large corn patch and you get the idea. My father was always exhausted during the workweek. My mother was a Democrat. For several years she worked in the school system. She raised five children, washed clothes with a ringer washer in the early years and when there was not enough rainwater we carried water from the creek. She made breakfast and had supper on the table every evening and kept the house immaculately clean. She worked with my dad in the garden, milked cows, tended her flowers and like my dad was usually exhausted. On Sundays they got dressed up and went to church. They sang in the church choir and often sang in a quartet in other churches. Life was not always easy and as with many families there were those times when we wondered if we would make it. Looking back I can say my father was a hard working Christian Republican. My mother was a hard working Christian Democrat. Together, they built a house, raised five kids, entertained family and friends and both lived to be 85. They were not wealthy in retirement but with a thirty-year miners pension, Social Security and a balanced lifestyle they did fine. If only all Republicans and Democrats today could be as blessed. Imagine what our states and nation might accomplish if we worked together? These are tough times. We have to make some unpopular decisions in this country. People are hurting, stressed to the max and even in the streets hungry. We cannot go on with the Us against them syndrome. If we do we are only going to lose more jobs, incur more national debt, lose more corporations to other countries, increase taxes and watch our communities drown in drugs, violence and poverty. Abraham Lincoln was quoting the Bible when he said, A house divided against itself cannot stand.Glenn Mollette is an American columnist read in all 50 states. Contact him at GMollette@aol.com Like his facebook page at www.facebook.com/glennmollette He is the author of American Issues, Hear him each Sunday night at 8 EST on XM Radio 131. By GLENN MOLLETTESpecial to the Messenger We are the Scarlet Swans of Ocala Palms. We enjoyed a Red Hat Halloween lunch and contest at Blanca's Cafe. The contest was to decorate your red hat for Halloween. The first place winner was Janice Ingram and second place went to Cindy Calcaterra. The judge was Nina Verni. Photos from the Scarlet Swans of Ocala Palms The Stewart girls, Mary and Bette.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7 6W ednesday, November 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions f or Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmett okennels.com 000GG7W Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook Walk-Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Available 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza 854-6531 by appointment please There really is a difference in salons . Jaime Silva Master Stylist 18 Years Experience FAMILY FEATURES Autumn brings colorful foliage and perfect weather for entertaining indoors and out. As you plan your fall gatherings, consider stopping by your local farmers market to pick up all the ingre dients neces sary for preparing a savory home cooked feast thats sure to please any crowd. See how local inspira tion and fresh ingredi ents led celebrity Chef Tim Love to create his most recent recipes. Every fall, Chef Love takes inspiration from the end of summer harvest to create unique dishes, like his latest recipe for Balsamic Turkey Meatloaf with Balsamic Mayonnaise. Ripe fall vegetables are the inspiration for his Grilled Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato-Balsamic Salad and his Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Mayon naise. All three recipes include HellmannsCreamy Balsamic Mayonnaise Dressing, which combines the rich, great taste of Hellmannsthat you love with a touch of sweet, aged balsamic vinegar. Whether youre hosting a casual evening with friends or having the whole family over for a relaxing Sunday after noon, these simple recipes are perfect for any occasion. Pair the dishes with clean table decor and your favorite refreshing beverages for an easy evening of entertaining. Carry a tradi tional theme throughout the tablescape by using mismatched plates, cutlery and glasses. Tie napkins and cutlery together with twine, and then tuck in a little bouquet of fresh herbs from the garden to add a dash of color and homegrown goodness. For a daytime gathering, take the dining table outside to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and final weeks of grilling season. Lay out a blanket for the kids to picnic, and add a few games to keep them entertained. Savor the season by enjoying delicious meals and lasting memories in the company of your loved ones. For more recipes, visit www.Hellmanns.com.Balsamic Turkey MeatloafA Chef Tim Love recipe Serves 6 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey 1 cup bread crumbs 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 white onion, diced 1/2 cup Hellmannsor Best FoodsCreamy Balsamic Mayonnaise Dressing 1 (8-ounce) can tomato juice 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 350F. Mix all ingredients, place in loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.Grilled Chicken Thighs with Sweet PotatoBalsamic SaladA Chef Tim Love recipe Serves 4 Grilled chicken thighs: 4 chicken thighs, skin removed Peanut oil 2 tablespoons Tim Love Poultry Rub (or your favorite poultry rub) Sweet potato-balsamic salad: 2 cups large dice sweet potatoes 3 strips cooked bacon, diced 1/2 cup julienned onion 1/2 cup minced red pepper 1/2 cup Hellmannsor Best FoodsCreamy Balsamic Mayonnaise Dressing Salt and pepper Preheat grill to 400F. Rub thighs with peanut oil and poultry rub. Place thighs on grill and close lid for 5 minutes. Open grill lid and flip chicken. Close lid and let cook for five more minutes until chicken is done (168F). Mean while, poach sweet potato in salted water for 5 minutes. Com bine all ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Mayonnaise A Chef Tim Love recipe Serves 4 20 Brussels sprouts 1/4 cup vegetable oil Salt and pepper 1 red chile, minced 1/4 cup Hellmannsor Best FoodsCreamy Balsamic Mayonnaise Dressing Preheat grill to medium high. Fill large saucepan half full of water and bring to a boil. Add Brussels sprouts and simmer for 4 minutes. Make water bath of half ice and water. Place sprouts in bath to cool quickly. Cut in half lengthwise. Oil sprout halves. Season with salt and pepper. Grill for 1 minute each side. Top with minced chile. Serve with mayonnaise. Come on over to Fairfield Village on Saturday, Nov. 16, for one of the biggest and best sales we have ever had. Great bargains, delicious food, nice people, stimulating conversations, new friends, and lots of reasons to pick up some very interesting or unique treasures. We are very easy to find. FFV is off Southwest 60th Avenue and relatively close to the airport if you are as confused by street names and numbers in Marion County as I usually am. There will be signs in the median of the road and there are three entrances to our community, so you can find us if you are allowed to be out on the roads. (That is supposed to be a jokenot a disparaging statement.) Personally, I have lots and lots of things that I am offering at super bargain prices. I have several friends who are doing the same. Please come and keep me busy so that I will not be allowed to visit other sales. I have a very low threshold for real bargains, and I cannot afford to wind up buying more stuff from my neighbors than I am selling myself. This comes as s personal plea from my daughter who is the most organized person I know. She gets apoplectic when she sees inside my closets. The fact that she lives in another state is probably the only reason she has not disowned me yet. She would be so happy if people come to my house on Southwest 60th Place (with the little beach in the front yard) and talked me out of some of my memorabilia and treasures. Nowseriously the monthly SAC meeting which is partially recorded in the accompanying photos was largely devoted to planning of upcoming activities: Yard sale on Nov. 16. Thanksgiving potluck on Nov. 23 Craft show and sale on Dec. 7. Christmas dance on Dec. 13 Other than that, there was quite an extended discussion of the relationship between the HOA and the SAC, which was indicative of some questions that need to be answered and some issues that must be settled. Personally, I have no doubt that any problems will be resolved because there are intelligent and caring people who are sincerely interested in our communitys welfare and best image. Thanks go out to all the officers and the committees who are working diligently for the betterment of Fairfield Village. As always, I like to say that Fairfield Village is a lively place filled with lovely people. Some have asked me why I include those words. It should be obvious and even simple to understand that I believe that positivity trumps negativity. When the positive is the truth, then it is even that much better; and that truth about Fairfield Village is simple. We are a community of mostly nice peopleoverwhelmingly so. In the end, people get what they deserve, I believe, and I know that the nice people who live in Fairfield Village are the same as anywhere else in the world and they deserve a happy and worthwhile retirement. Although money is not what makes life happy and worthwhile, it can certainly help relieve some of the stress of todays economic times. So.we can help our personal economies by participating in the yard sale and the buyers can get great bargains and lots of fun. Be sure to come out to the yard sale on Nov. 16, and meet our nice people and purchase some of the treasures offered for sale at that time. Have a great week! Huge yard sale in Fairfield Village on Nov. 16 HOA president Bart Rich seriously considers a question from Fairfield Village neighbors as very important decisions about the HOA and the SAC are discussed at the SAC meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Fairfield Villages SAC officers lead the discussion of the upcoming fund-raiser, a yard sale for this weekend Nov.16. From the left, Nina Stiles, Sharon Breedon, Toni Belcher and Stan Cohen. Kerry Breedon gestures as he talks about many contributions to the FFV library including, paintings, photos, magazines, and over 100 new books. Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett For the first time in at least 10 years, it rained on the day of the community garage/yard sale! However, there were still many shoppers out in the rain. Many of you who were participating in the sale have mentioned that you were successful. Hopefully it wont rain for the next sale. After such a fabulous Spooktacular party, the social committee is already making plans for upcoming events for next year. People are still talking about how much fun they had at the party; some are already planning costumes for next year! The next big event will be the annual catered dinner and auction on Nov. 23. Tickets, for a donation of $12 each, are available from Carol Mowrey, Charlotte Payne, and Marie Schneider. Please purchase your ticket by the 18th in order for us to give the caterer an accurate count. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will follow. I hear there will be some special items, in addition to the regular gifts, that will be auctioned to the highest bidder. It sounds like another fun night in Quail Meadow. Just to let you in on a few upcoming events, you definitely will want to mark your calendars for Jan. 18 this will be a historic night at Quail Meadow; more about this later. Also, back by popular demand, we will be entertained by Sally Langwah and Elvis sometime next year. The Quail Meadow horses will be lined up for our annual horse race in February. This just gives you a glimpse into some exciting times ahead for next year; keep watching for more news. Its almost time for the annual meetings for QMPOA and QMRPOA. You should have received information from each organization regarding the meetings. The QMRPOA meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. QMPOA luncheon and meeting will be on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. BUNCO had 18 people in attendance this month, and it was a fun night for all. There were snacks to nibble on during a break in play. BUNCO can be learned in about two minutes and now that we have men playing too, we hope to get more men and women who want to learn the game. The next BUNCO night will be on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Come join this group next month. Doug and Cheryl Nowak Margene Sheidler Planning for next years activities Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7 6W ednesday, November 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommoda tions f or Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmett okennels.com 000GG7W Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook Walk-Ins Welcome 854-6531 Appointments Available 6160 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala Suite 99 in the Jasmine Plaza 854-6531 by appointment please There really is a difference in salons . Jaime Silva Master Stylist 18 Years Experience FAMILY FEATURES Autumn brings colorful foliage and perfect weather for entertaining indoors and out. As you plan your fall gatherings, consider stopping by your local farmers market to pick up all the ingre dients neces sary for preparing a savory home cooked feast thats sure to please any crowd. See how local inspira tion and fresh ingredi ents led celebrity Chef Tim Love to create his most recent recipes. Every fall, Chef Love takes inspiration from the end of summer harvest to create unique dishes, like his latest recipe for Balsamic Turkey Meatloaf with Balsamic Mayonnaise. Ripe fall vegetables are the inspiration for his Grilled Chicken Thighs with Sweet Potato-Balsamic Salad and his Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Mayon naise. All three recipes include HellmannsCreamy Balsamic Mayonnaise Dressing, which combines the rich, great taste of Hellmannsthat you love with a touch of sweet, aged balsamic vinegar. Whether youre hosting a casual evening with friends or having the whole family over for a relaxing Sunday after noon, these simple recipes are perfect for any occasion. Pair the dishes with clean table decor and your favorite refreshing beverages for an easy evening of entertaining. Carry a tradi tional theme throughout the tablescape by using mismatched plates, cutlery and glasses. Tie napkins and cutlery together with twine, and then tuck in a little bouquet of fresh herbs from the garden to add a dash of color and homegrown goodness. For a daytime gathering, take the dining table outside to enjoy the beautiful fall weather and final weeks of grilling season. Lay out a blanket for the kids to picnic, and add a few games to keep them entertained. Savor the season by enjoying delicious meals and lasting memories in the company of your loved ones. For more recipes, visit www.Hellmanns.com.Balsamic Turkey MeatloafA Chef Tim Love recipe Serves 6 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey 1 cup bread crumbs 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 white onion, diced 1/2 cup Hellmannsor Best FoodsCreamy Balsamic Mayonnaise Dressing 1 (8-ounce) can tomato juice 3 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 350F. Mix all ingredients, place in loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.Grilled Chicken Thighs with Sweet PotatoBalsamic SaladA Chef Tim Love recipe Serves 4 Grilled chicken thighs: 4 chicken thighs, skin removed Peanut oil 2 tablespoons Tim Love Poultry Rub (or your favorite poultry rub) Sweet potato-balsamic salad: 2 cups large dice sweet potatoes 3 strips cooked bacon, diced 1/2 cup julienned onion 1/2 cup minced red pepper 1/2 cup Hellmannsor Best FoodsCreamy Balsamic Mayonnaise Dressing Salt and pepper Preheat grill to 400F. Rub thighs with peanut oil and poultry rub. Place thighs on grill and close lid for 5 minutes. Open grill lid and flip chicken. Close lid and let cook for five more minutes until chicken is done (168F). Mean while, poach sweet potato in salted water for 5 minutes. Com bine all ingredients and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Mayonnaise A Chef Tim Love recipe Serves 4 20 Brussels sprouts 1/4 cup vegetable oil Salt and pepper 1 red chile, minced 1/4 cup Hellmannsor Best FoodsCreamy Balsamic Mayonnaise Dressing Preheat grill to medium high. Fill large saucepan half full of water and bring to a boil. Add Brussels sprouts and simmer for 4 minutes. Make water bath of half ice and water. Place sprouts in bath to cool quickly. Cut in half lengthwise. Oil sprout halves. Season with salt and pepper. Grill for 1 minute each side. Top with minced chile. Serve with mayonnaise. Come on over to Fairfield Village on Saturday, Nov. 16, for one of the biggest and best sales we have ever had. Great bargains, delicious food, nice people, stimulating conversations, new friends, and lots of reasons to pick up some very interesting or unique treasures. We are very easy to find. FFV is off Southwest 60th Avenue and relatively close to the airport if you are as confused by street names and numbers in Marion County as I usually am. There will be signs in the median of the road and there are three entrances to our community, so you can find us if you are allowed to be out on the roads. (That is supposed to be a jokenot a disparaging statement.) Personally, I have lots and lots of things that I am offering at super bargain prices. I have several friends who are doing the same. Please come and keep me busy so that I will not be allowed to visit other sales. I have a very low threshold for real bargains, and I cannot afford to wind up buying more stuff from my neighbors than I am selling myself. This comes as s personal plea from my daughter who is the most organized person I know. She gets apoplectic when she sees inside my closets. The fact that she lives in another state is probably the only reason she has not disowned me yet. She would be so happy if people come to my house on Southwest 60th Place (with the little beach in the front yard) and talked me out of some of my memorabilia and treasures. Nowseriously the monthly SAC meeting which is partially recorded in the accompanying photos was largely devoted to planning of upcoming activities: Yard sale on Nov. 16. Thanksgiving potluck on Nov. 23 Craft show and sale on Dec. 7. Christmas dance on Dec. 13 Other than that, there was quite an extended discussion of the relationship between the HOA and the SAC, which was indicative of some questions that need to be answered and some issues that must be settled. Personally, I have no doubt that any problems will be resolved because there are intelligent and caring people who are sincerely interested in our communitys welfare and best image. Thanks go out to all the officers and the committees who are working diligently for the betterment of Fairfield Village. As always, I like to say that Fairfield Village is a lively place filled with lovely people. Some have asked me why I include those words. It should be obvious and even simple to understand that I believe that positivity trumps negativity. When the positive is the truth, then it is even that much better; and that truth about Fairfield Village is simple. We are a community of mostly nice peopleoverwhelmingly so. In the end, people get what they deserve, I believe, and I know that the nice people who live in Fairfield Village are the same as anywhere else in the world and they deserve a happy and worthwhile retirement. Although money is not what makes life happy and worthwhile, it can certainly help relieve some of the stress of todays economic times. So.we can help our personal economies by participating in the yard sale and the buyers can get great bargains and lots of fun. Be sure to come out to the yard sale on Nov. 16, and meet our nice people and purchase some of the treasures offered for sale at that time. Have a great week! Huge yard sale in Fairfield Village on Nov. 16 HOA president Bart Rich seriously considers a question from Fairfield Village neighbors as very important decisions about the HOA and the SAC are discussed at the SAC meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Fairfield Villages SAC officers lead the discussion of the upcoming fund-raiser, a yard sale for this weekend Nov.16. From the left, Nina Stiles, Sharon Breedon, Toni Belcher and Stan Cohen. Kerry Breedon gestures as he talks about many contributions to the FFV library including, paintings, photos, magazines, and over 100 new books. Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett For the first time in at least 10 years, it rained on the day of the community garage/yard sale! However, there were still many shoppers out in the rain. Many of you who were participating in the sale have mentioned that you were successful. Hopefully it wont rain for the next sale. After such a fabulous Spooktacular party, the social committee is already making plans for upcoming events for next year. People are still talking about how much fun they had at the party; some are already planning costumes for next year! The next big event will be the annual catered dinner and auction on Nov. 23. Tickets, for a donation of $12 each, are available from Carol Mowrey, Charlotte Payne, and Marie Schneider. Please purchase your ticket by the 18th in order for us to give the caterer an accurate count. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will follow. I hear there will be some special items, in addition to the regular gifts, that will be auctioned to the highest bidder. It sounds like another fun night in Quail Meadow. Just to let you in on a few upcoming events, you definitely will want to mark your calendars for Jan. 18 this will be a historic night at Quail Meadow; more about this later. Also, back by popular demand, we will be entertained by Sally Langwah and Elvis sometime next year. The Quail Meadow horses will be lined up for our annual horse race in February. This just gives you a glimpse into some exciting times ahead for next year; keep watching for more news. Its almost time for the annual meetings for QMPOA and QMRPOA. You should have received information from each organization regarding the meetings. The QMRPOA meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m. QMPOA luncheon and meeting will be on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m. BUNCO had 18 people in attendance this month, and it was a fun night for all. There were snacks to nibble on during a break in play. BUNCO can be learned in about two minutes and now that we have men playing too, we hope to get more men and women who want to learn the game. The next BUNCO night will be on Wednesday, Dec. 4. Come join this group next month. Doug and Cheryl Nowak Margene Sheidler Planning for next years activities Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb

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The one flaw in the process is that it was announced at the beginning that Zalak and McClain had received the needed votes from some sort of ballot. But the final vote count was never announced. Was it unanimous? We dont know. Apparently there was no problem this time, but that doesnt mean that this system couldnt be abused in the future. Someday down the road there could be a conflict among commissioners that could result in a tight vote. We need to set a standard where all votes are announced. That could prevent problems in the future. We have said in the past that the state statute that says a vote shall be recorded for each commissioner. We have pushed for a roll call on all votes, even though that would take a little time. Nowadays, almost everything is unanimous, but, again, it may not be that way in the future. We want to hear each commissioner say yea or nay so there is no doubt that where they stand in case it comes up in the future. Elsewhere in the meeting, Bryant announced that the food drive that was so successful on short notice last year will be repeated for a longer period of time. For the second year, the final drive will be on the Ocala Downtown Square on Dec. 6. Last year about 10,000 pounds was collected, and organizers hope to double the collection this season. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column 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 email editor@westmarionmessenger.com. For more than a week now, weve been reading stories about bullying and/or hazing from the locker room of the Miami Dolphins. Central to the issue are offensive linemen Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito. Martin left the team, got emotional treatment at a hospital and then went home. Incognito has been suspended by the team and the NFL is investigating. Also highlighted is an apparent racist and venomous e-mail that Incognito left for Martin. At this point, Im getting a little tired of all the pro football players and former players who are defending the culture in the locker room. They are excusing the behavior that goes on, including the hazing and/or bullying of rookies, as part of that culture. The former players who have now become television talk-show commentators are the worst. They are promoted as journalists when, in fact, they are biased former athletes who immediately rise to the defense of their fellow sportsmen by insulting those who disagree with them. What these players and former players fail to realize is that the bulk of Americans have no experience in a pro locker room and they feel that locker rooms should be an extension of grassroots America. The former athletes have been given a disproportionate access to the public, and they tend to put down anyone who doesnt agree with them. One of the most outlandish statements I heard was a sarcastic, Youre trying to put real world standards into a locker room. Well, yes, thats exactly what were trying to do. After all, there are a lot more of us in the real world than the athletes. In fact, organizations such as the NCAA run commercials emphasizing how many college graduates become professionals in something other Football players not part of real world Among Friends Jim Clark than sports. Football players are coddled from the time they put on pads at 8 years old or so. Community newspapers cover youth football as if it were the Super Bowl. High school players are pampered just ask non-athletes how many times theyve been bullied by the schools athletes. College football is even worse. One of the jokes is people who want to stop the drafting of high school players directly into the pros. One of their arguments is that these kids deserve to enjoy the college experience. College experience? These guys get free room and board, many in dorms separate from the regular students. They get schedules that are favorable to their sports activities. They even get special tutors to help them maintain their eligibility. Thats not the normal college experience. Last year one of the talking heads on morning sports television had two sons playing for a major college, a school where he himself played before going pro. Televised games from that school constantly showed this alumnus on the sidelines. Why was he there? Did all the parents of all the players get to roam the sidelines? I dont think so. Most real-world people dont spend thousands of dollars in nightclubs and strip clubs until the wee hours of the morning. Most real-world people dont carry guns when they go to a restaurant or club. Most real-world people go home Please see CLARK, Page 11 Republicans, Democrats: What do they look like? Ive heard a lot of discussion about political profiles in recent days. The Republicans supposedly are the corporate greedy CEOs and the Democrats supposedly are all those standing in the government entitlement lines. Not true. My father was a Republican. For thirty years of his life he drove an older model truck Almost two hours one-way to Holden, W.Va. where he worked in an underground coal mine. He worked eight to ten hours a day and then came home to farm two to three hours before crashing into bed. We worked a small garden, cared for ten to twenty cows, had some hogs, raised a large corn patch and you get the idea. My father was always exhausted during the workweek. My mother was a Democrat. For several years she worked in the school system. She raised five children, washed clothes with a ringer washer in the early years and when there was not enough rainwater we carried water from the creek. She made breakfast and had supper on the table every evening and kept the house immaculately clean. She worked with my dad in the garden, milked cows, tended her flowers and like my dad was usually exhausted. On Sundays they got dressed up and went to church. They sang in the church choir and often sang in a quartet in other churches. Life was not always easy and as with many families there were those times when we wondered if we would make it. Looking back I can say my father was a hard working Christian Republican. My mother was a hard working Christian Democrat. Together, they built a house, raised five kids, entertained family and friends and both lived to be 85. They were not wealthy in retirement but with a thirty-year miners pension, Social Security and a balanced lifestyle they did fine. If only all Republicans and Democrats today could be as blessed. Imagine what our states and nation might accomplish if we worked together? These are tough times. We have to make some unpopular decisions in this country. People are hurting, stressed to the max and even in the streets hungry. We cannot go on with the Us against them syndrome. If we do we are only going to lose more jobs, incur more national debt, lose more corporations to other countries, increase taxes and watch our communities drown in drugs, violence and poverty. Abraham Lincoln was quoting the Bible when he said, A house divided against itself cannot stand.Glenn Mollette is an American columnist read in all 50 states. Contact him at GMollette@aol.com Like his facebook page at www.facebook.com/glennmollette He is the author of American Issues, Hear him each Sunday night at 8 EST on XM Radio 131. By GLENN MOLLETTESpecial to the Messenger We are the Scarlet Swans of Ocala Palms. We enjoyed a Red Hat Halloween lunch and contest at Blanca's Cafe. The contest was to decorate your red hat for Halloween. The first place winner was Janice Ingram and second place went to Cindy Calcaterra. The judge was Nina Verni. Photos from the Scarlet Swans of Ocala Palms The Stewart girls, Mary and Bette.

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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.Friday, Nov. 15 The Circle of French FriendsLe Cercle Des Amis Franais meets on the third Friday of every month from 11 a.m. to noon at Marion County Sheriffs Office Community Conference Room located at 9048 Highway 200, about mile from Walmart. The club promotes all things French: language, culture and fun. You do not have to be a fluent speaker to join the group. Guests are welcome at any meeting. Call Marie McNeil at 352-509-4940 for more information. Our next meeting is Nov. 15.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 Jazz Society offers music, dancingThe Ocala Jazz Society will host an afternoon of music at the VFW hall on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 5 p.m. Open to everyone, organizers say the, event offers incomparable musicians featuring great tunes for everyone and dancing is encouraged. The group plays more than jazz including favorite songs from past years. Dancing is encouraged. The VFW, across from Oak Run, is just off State Road 200. Admission is $3. For more info call Diana, 352-2370234.Monday, Nov. 18 Legion Post to meetThe Ralph J Green American Legion Post 354 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. in the community room of the Sheriffs Brian Litz Building, 9048 S.W. State Road 200. Try to arrive early to enjoy light refreshments and comradeship with fellow veterans. For more information, telephone Commander Jerry Cassatt 352-322-5966.Tuesday, Nov. 19 Vet aid benefits at assisted livingThe Harbor House at Ocala, 12080 S.W. County Road 484, is sponsoring a seminar for information regarding veteran aid and attendance benefits. Come join us and learn how you could be eligible to receive up to $24,648 per year in benefits. This is a free, no charge public service to veterans and widows of veterans provided by The Harbor House at Ocala and Gary Marriage (Operation Veteran Aid Crystal River), who will present the information on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, as seating is limited, call, 352-489-9698. The Harbor House at Ocala is a Saber Health Care Assisted Living Facility, located two miles west of State Road 200 on County Road 484.Thursday, Nov. 21 Air Force group to meetThe November meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 S.W. 60th Ave., Ocala. A representative from Sams Club will be attending and brief us on Specials that are available to AFA members. For more information call Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Comedian at FellowshipPlease join us Thursday evening, November 21st at Fellowship Baptist Church from 6 to 8 p.m. for a night of side-splitting, good clean fun with comedian Justin Fennell. Justin specializes in slice of life humor that sees the funny in everyday family situations. Tickets are $5 per person in advance from the church office, and includes dinner followed by the show. Call 352629-5379 for more information. Friday, Nov. 22 Health farmers market vendors soughtThe Marion County Health Happens Farmers Market is seeking vendors for its first Fall Celebration. The event will take place during the regular market hours of 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 22, at the McPherson Governmental Complex field, 601 S.E. 25th Ave.). The celebration will include a corn boil, a toy drive, a blood drive and special booths providing health information from community partners such as Tobacco Free Florida and the Florida Department of Health in Marion County. These will be offered in addition to regular market goods, which include: fresh produce, vegetables, seafood, honey, prepared meals for breakfast and lunch, natural energy drinks, goats milk soap, plants and more. Vendors interested in selling at the Fall Celebration may contact Brittney Bruner, Health and Wellness Coordinator, at brittney.bruner@marioncountyfl.org or 352-438-2360. For updates and market information straight to your newsfeed, like the Health Happens Farmers Market on Facebook at www.facebook.com/healthhappensfarmersmarket.Three-day theater performanceThe OTOW Theatre Group presents Murder on the Rerun on Friday Nov. 22, Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th. If you havent purchased tickets you may pay at the door or call Anne at 352-732-0706.Grieving for petsIf youve experienced the loss of a furry friend, join Hospice of Marion County grief counselors for a free, interactive workshop on Friday, Nov. 22 from 3:30-4:30 pm. Grief that follows the loss of a companion is natural. The healing process takes time and Hospice of Marion County knows how to help. Light refreshments will be served. There is no registration fee, but please consider donating an animal toy or treat to kick-start our new Pet Peace of Mind program, which keeps hospice patients and their pets together. RSVP to 352-854-5230. The event will take place in the Hospice Education Center (3231 S.W. 34th Ave. Hospice of Marion Countys new Pet Peace of Mind program is designed to help patients keep their pets while they are receiving hospice care. Pet Peace of Mind relieves patients from worry about their pets current or future needs by providing pet care services such as food, medications, walking, grooming, veterinarian visits and even short-term boarding during respite or transition to a Hospice House. The initiative was made possible by a $5,000 grant from the Banfield Charitable Trust. So far, 10 volunteers have been trained to provide pet visiting and delivery of needed supplies, but more volunteers are needed. If you are an animal-lover and would like to lend a hand in this valuable program, contact the Volunteer Services Department, (352) 8737441, to apply. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9 4W ednesday, November 13, 2013 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 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 7 DAYS A WEEK FOURSOME SPECIALValid After 9AMAll inclusive: 18 holes of golf, golf carts & hotdog lunch special.$9900+tax EXPIRES 11/30/13 WMMSMC000GJ20Not valid with any other offer.Must have 4 players. Book Tee Times Online www.pineoaksocala.com A RIES (March 21 to April 19) You enjoy the attention early in the week, but it might be a good idea to opt for some privacy by weeks end so you can have more time to consider an upcoming decision. TA URUS ( April 20 to M ay 20) You unearth some surprising facts. Now you need to consider how to use them to your advantage. Meanwhile, it might be best to keep what youve learned secret for now. G EMINI (May 21 to June 20) A comment by a colleague piques your curiosity to know more. Best advice: Youll find people more likely to offer information if youre discreet when making inquiries. CA NC ER ( June 21 to July 22) Your energy levels begin to rise by midweek. This allows you to catch up with your workload and still have plenty of get-up-and-go to go out on the town this weekend. L EO ( July 23 to Aug 22) Youre probably roaring your head off about a perceived slight from a longtime critic. Ignore it. That person might just be trying to goad you into doing something you might later regret. V IRGO ( Aug 23 to Sept. 22) The early part of the week is open to spontaneity. Then its time to settle into your usual routine to get all your tasks done. A personal situation could require more attention from you. L IBRA ( Sept. 23 to O ct. 22) A meeting of the minds on a project might well develop into something more personal for Librans looking for romance. Aspects are also favorable for platonic relationships. SCORP IO (Oct. 23 to N ov 21) A more-positive mood might be difficult to assume in light of a recent problem involving the health of someone special. But by weeks end, your emotional barometer should start to rise. SAGI TTARIUS (Nov 22 to Dec. 21) Look for a changed attitude from a former adversary once he or she realizes you have your colleagues support. Now you can refocus energies on that project. CAP RIC ORN ( Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) This time, a difference of opinion might not be resolved in your favor. Be patient. It could all work out to your advantage, as new information begins to develop. A QU A RIUS ( Jan. 20 to Feb 18) A tug of war develops between the artistic Aquarians creative aspect and his or her practical side. Best advice: Prioritize your schedule so you can give appropriate time to both. PI SCE S ( Feb 19 to M arch 20) You could be entering a career phase awash with job-related demands. But avoid being swamped by the overflow and, instead, keep treading water as you deal with demands one by one. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Regional Manager John Provost 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday Happenings More on Page 10

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Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. For some inexplicable reason, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage is under the impression that my favorite hobby is flying kites. I have no idea where she got that notion. Last Thursday, for example, she said to me in one of her sterner voices, Why dont you just go and fly a kite? The joke, of course, is on her. Ha! That is not my hobby and I have not flown a kite since I was 9 years old when my mother made the same request. Who does she think I am? Benjamin Franklin? If she actually knew what my hobby was, I wonder if she would be so anxious for me to indulge. Some secrets are worth keeping. Two things guide me in my pursuit of life. I never fool around with fate and I never second-guess the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. She suggested on Friday evening that we go out for supper. When younger I would have tried to figure out if she was up to something or if I was in some trouble, but not anymore. One of the great advantages of growing older is shedding the necessity of trying to figure everything out. Life has been much easier since I have started to live in the moment. So much in life is unexplainable that I have stopped wasting my time trying to explain it. Moreover, the greatest thing is, I am not under any pressure to understand everything or figure anything out, especially when it comes to the female side of the matrimonial equation. Let the mystery of romance do its thing. Just one thing, in spite of everything, still bothers me. I know it may be a minor matter to most people, but for me it is important. Do I have to pray for everything? On Friday, my wife and I made our way to our favorite restaurant and to our great delight, our favorite waitress was on duty and we requested her table. Stay with a sure thing, I always say. After our first cup of coffee, we were ready to contemplate our order. It is not good to order your meal right away; get settled in your seat, have a good cup of coffee and then decide on the meal for the evening. I chose Does God expect me to pray for broccoli? Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder the delicious meat loaf dinner while my better half ordered the pot roast. Both came with what our waitress called a vegetable medley. Let it be known that a vegetable medley was not harmonious with my primeval appetite. With an air of masculine sophistication, I ordered the vegetable of the day. It was too lovely of an evening to get hung up on such small matters. After all, I was unwinding and did not need to put my little gray cells in high gear. Taking our order, our waitress disappeared into the kitchen while we sat back to enjoy each others society while our meal was being prepared. Luxury, in my book, is where you find it. After a busy week in the church, it is always beneficial to settle back and relax. Nothing is more important than getting balance in life and keeping it. Before we knew it, the waitress brought our meals and set them before us. Much to my surprise, the vegetable of the day was broccoli. The waitress quickly disappeared amid some unsuccessful muffled giggling from across the table. Gaining some measure of composure, my wife requested I offer the prayer for the meal. My question: does God really expect me to pray for broccoli? I was reminded of an incident with my good friend and spiritual mentor, the Rev. Frank Simmons. After a Sunday morning service, a woman approached Frank with a simple request. Oh, Brother Simmons, she said in a dramatic fashion that always irritated Frank, would you pray that my daughter gets married? Without giving her request any thought, he replied in the negative. The thing I always liked about good ole Brother Simmons was that he was always Frank. Why wont you pray for my daughter, demanded the woman. Well, Frank said, tell me something. Does she have any special friend? Is she dating? Frank later told me that many people want God to do everything for them. There is plenty for us to do, he said with a mischievous grin. Of course, Frank firmly believed in prayer but he also believed people have personal responsibility in their lives. So many blame God for the bad in their life. Then when they get in trouble, they want God to bail them out. One of Franks favorite sayings was, Many folk sow their wild oats Saturday night and then Sunday morning pray for crop failure. Some things should not be a matter of prayer but of simple obedience. Prayer is no substitute for action. In fact, in some cases it is not in order to pray. For example, it is wrong to pray about anything clearly forbidden in the Bible. I do not have to pray about hating somebody. It is always wrong to hate and no amount of prayer could ever change that fact. The apostle James set this forth rather clearly in his epistle. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much (James 5:16 KJV). No prayer is worth praying if it is prayed outside of that righteous zone.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. Read the classifieds Saturday, Nov. 23 Worship at TimberRidgeWorship Service at TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10:15 a.m. Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 S.W. 110th St., Ocala and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one, or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Victorian Holiday snow slideSix tons of fresh snow, from up north, will adorn this years Victorian Holiday snow slide in Dunnellons Historic Village on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. Besides the snow slide, there will be thousands of twinkling holiday lights as you stroll down West Pennsylvania Avenue to Cedar Street and then up to Walnut and Chestnut Streets. Horse drawn carriage rides will again circle the heart of the Victorian era village of Dunnellon. Each of the Historic Village Shops will be hosting musical entertainment and will also be providing homemade refreshments. Food vendors will be on hand to satisfy the more hearty appetites. All of the shops will be decorated, open and filled with unique gifts for your shopping pleasure. Santa Claus aka Father Christmas has agreed to step back in time, to old Dunnellon for this evening of celebration, music and merriment. Professional photos with the jolly old elf by Julie Mancini or bring your cameras and your good cheer as we kick off the holiday season with our 14th annual festival. Proceeds from this years event will benefit Dunnellon Police Departments Shop with a Cop Christmas program. Tech Trek camp benefit setThe American Association of University Women is sponsoring an 8th grader to go to Tech Trek camp at the Univesity of Florida. To acquire the funds, we are holding a silent auction at Stone Creek Grille. It will be a Purse Palooza on Saturday, Nov. 23, at 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided for $15. RSVP by Nov. 20. Call Eileen at 352-854-5952. Sub vets of Ocala yard sale Nautilus Base Submarine Veterans of Ocala will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Bank of the Ozarks parking lot on southwest State Road 200. Our Model Submarine of the USS Nautilus SSN 571 will be there. African Violet Club to meet African Violet Club of Ocala will meet on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Brian Litz Sheriffs Substation, 9048 S.W. State Road 200, Ocala. The progrlam this month is a Potting Extravaganza. Bring in the plants you started as leaves back at the July meeting for showing, trading and help with separating. Also bring in other plants to divide and/or repot. Additionally, some plants will be provided to gain practice in dividing and repotting. Members are encouraged to bring the necessary equipment for this hands-on meeting including newspapers, pots and potting accessories. Supplies and soil will be available and instructors will be on hand to help. For more information, please check http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ Delicious refreshments are served and guests are always welcome!Sunday, Nov. 24 Barbershoppers to sing The Big Sun Barbershop Chorus Show is set for Sunday, Nov 24, at 3 p.m. at Ocala West United Methodist Church. Headliners are the Wise Guys an award winning quartet from the Barbershop Harmony Society, plus three local quartets and the Ocala Big Sun Chorus and Chip Morris as Master of Ceremonies. For tickets call 352-804-7464 or order online at bigsunchorus.groupanizer.com The church is at 9330 S.W. 105th St. Ocala Clock collectors offer items and assessmentsIf you have ever wondered what that old Grandfathers clock that Aunt Millie owned is worth, mark your calendar and set your watch for Sunday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Chapter 156, are hosting their annual Fall Super Meeting Nov. 24 at the VFW Post 4781. The event offers indoor mart tables for $5. A silent auction featuring a variety of horological items will be held. In addition many collectors will offer parts, clocks and watches for sale during the event. Clock and watch assessment will also be offered. Questions pertaining to clocks and watches will be answered during the event. The post is at 9401 S.W. 110 St., Ocala. For additional info, or to save a table, call Roger Krieger, vice-president, 352-527-0669.The Talleys at Christs ChurchEnjoy a Progressive Southern Gospel Concert featuring The Talleys, one of the most beloved and respected groups in Christian music. This nationally and internationally famous group has been at the forefront of gospel music for many years. The hallmarks of the Talley sound are their lush arrangements, close-knit harmonies and powerful vocals. They connect with their audience through their warmth and sincerity. Take time to be included in one of over 100 concerts a year featuring their award winning songs. Listening to the music of a group who has graced the most legendary stages in America and were guests of Billy Graham and featured television ministries will inspire you and surround you is music and fellowship. A Love Offering will be received. The event is at 4 p.m.. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org.Sunday, Nov. 24 Messiah at Queen of PeaceThe Ocala Symphony Orchestra (OSO) will tell the story of Handels Messiah through the collaboration of several generations of classical music this holiday season. In its fourth year in Ocala, this special presentation will include the OSOs full orchestra, as well as its own community choir, boasting close to 150 musicians working together to make joyous music in celebration of the holiday spirit. The performance will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 6455 SW SR 200 in Ocala. The tickets are $15 and can be purchased at all CenterState Bank locations in Ocala, Lady Lake, and Belleview; at Village Ford in Belleview, and at Yours Truly Gift Shop ( 8449 SW SR 200 in Ocala). Tickets can also be purchased by visiting www.ocalasymphony.com or by calling the OSO office at 352-351-1606.Tuesday, Nov. 26 Breast cancer support group meetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 S.W. 105th St. in Ocala at 1 p.m. in Room 235. Our meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26 will be a luncheon meeting and will be off site at Stone Creek Grille, 9676 S.W. 62nd Loop, Stone Creek Community at 1 p.m. If you have not already signed up for the luncheon, please call Gail Tlirpak at 352-291-6904 so we have an accurate count for the restaurant.Sunday, Dec. 1 German American Christmas dinnerThe German American Club of Marion County will host a Christmas Dinner Dance on Sunday, Dec. 1, from noon to 6 p.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center. A catered ham dinner will be served. Music will be provided by Europa. Ticket prices will be $18 per member or $21 per non-member. Formal attire is requested. Contact Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207 for tickets.Master Choir concertThe Central Florida Master Choir, conducted by Dr. Harold W. McSwain, Jr., will perform a Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (which is SR 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala, Florida. The program will include the well-known Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi. Admission to the concert is free but an offering will be taken to benefit the Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless. For further information about the concert, call 352537-0207.Friday, Dec. 6 Civic Chorales Sounds of ChristmasFor 26 years, the dedicated musicians of The Marion Civic Chorale have brought to Marion County a wide repertoire of classical and popular music. For our 2013 Christmas concert, Matthew Bumbach, MCC Conductor and Director of Vocal Studies, College of Central Florida, presents Antonio Vivaldis Gloria, with guest soloists and orchestra. Also featured will be the music of John Rutter and Matthew Bumbach. Performances are set for St. George Anglican Cathedral, 5646 S.E. 28th St., on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m.; First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd., on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m.; and Shepherd of the Hills Episcopal Church, 2540 W. Norvell Bryant Hwy., Lecanto, on Sunday, Dec.8 at 4 p.m. Conductor is Matthew Bumbach and accompanist is Ricky Hendrix. Admission is free. Donations support our student scholarship program.Saturday, Dec. 7 Christmas Concert by ChoraleOn Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m., the Marion Civic Chorale, conducted by Matthew Bumbach, will perform a Christmas Concert at First United Methodist Church, 1126 E. Silver Springs Blvd. (which is SR 40) diagonally across the street from the old Ritz Hotel in Ocala. The concert will include the much-loved Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi and other selections by John Rutter. Admission is free but a free-will offering will be taken to benefit the churchs Tuesday Morning Outreach Ministry to help the homeless.

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BY MARY ELLEN POECEO, Hospice of Marion County As the season of traditional family get-togethers approaches, the last thing on anyones mind would be having an end-of-life discussion. However, I would like to open that conversation right now and literally put this topic on the table the kitchen table. Surrounded by extended family in the warmth and ease of these annual rituals, there is no better time or place to talk about what you want should you become incapacitated, either from an accident or advancing illness. Encouraging people to have kitchen-table conversations is a stretch for most, given the gap between what we say and what we do. Polls show that 70 percent of Americans want to die at home in comfort among their loved ones, yet the same percentage actually dies in institutional settings*, often in the ICU under stressful circumstances. Eighty-two percent believe its important to put their wishes in writing, but only 23 percent have completed the task, although its as simple as filling out a two-page form. To help close the gap, I have some suggestions for this holiday season. Do the right thing. Be brave enough to talk to your family its the best gift you can give them, unburdening them from having to make tough decisions in a crisis rather than in a calm agreement. The first step is downloading a free Living Will from www.hospiceofmarion.com/advance-directives.html. No lawyer is required; only two witnesses and thoughtful consideration of your wishes. Make copies for your physician and each of those who will be in charge of your care if you cannot speak for yourself. The second step is to visit www.theconversationproject.org, a website that offers a Conversation Starter Kit. Its available in English and Spanish, and presents a user-friendly step-by-step process, preparing you for your sit-down and talking points when it comes time to speak up. It has the questions your family will likely ask, as well as the answers to reassure them. The guide also has tips for better communication with your physician and care providers, as well as personal stories of others to help you along the way. More and more, the families sitting around the kitchen table in Marion County are made up of the largest segment of the population the s November is National Hospice Month Please see POE, Page 12

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boomers. This age group spans 49 to 67 years old. In their youth, they were behind four social movements and three cultural revolutions (civil rights, feminist, ecology, war protest, religious, etc.). The boomers are major movers and shakers. They want it all and value good health, vibrant wellbeing and prosperity. Often this generation finds itself serving as caregivers for both their parents and eventually their spouses or other siblings. When illness strikes, they are the last to give in and seek all means to combat disease and old age. Thanks to advanced medical technology, we have a multitude of options. We can seek cures and treatments, whenever possible; extend survival, if its practical; and relieve pain, as needed. When a cure is no longer possible and extending life is not optimal, hospice offers an opportunity to change the dynamic. Accepting hospice care is not about giving up hope or giving in to illness it is a redefinition of hope. Hope shows up in as many forms as there are individuals and it changes with time. It can be an opportunity to complete life tasks, provide serenity in allowing others to carry some of our burden or it may evolve into a peaceful acceptance at the end of lifes journey. One of the biggest misconceptions about hospice is that it is that thing you do right at the end. Sadly, many people survive only a few days, never receiving the full benefits that only hospice can provide. Coming on the program earlier often has surprisingly positive results for both the patients and their families. Once pain is controlled and symptoms managed through our expertise in palliation, people may enjoy life without distress for the first time throughout their illness. In addition, the little-known Medicare Hospice Benefit is an entitlement that provides home visits from our physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, chaplains, equipment, supplies and medication delivered to the patients doorwith no out-ofpocket expenses. Research shows that when managed well, a person with advancing illness can live a fulfilling life. A three-year study at Massachusetts General** found patients with fastgrowing lung cancer lived three months longer and had a high quality of life with less depression, pain and symptoms. Fewer opted for aggressive chemotherapy and more chose a DNR (do not resuscitate order), if a medical crisis occurred. Other studies show similar survival rates with various cancers and congestive heart failure. Above all, when people are on hospice, they feel better, and when they feel better, they live better. And that, after all, is what life is all about.* Centers for Disease Control 2005 INDEX Rev. 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Over 25 Years Experience Call For In Home Service Estimates (352) 208-9366 Clip & Save A suspect in the murder of a Lake County woman was arrested Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Fore Ranch area of southwest Ocala. Johnny Lashawn Shipman, 36, was wanted on a first-degree murder warrant from Lake County in connection with the killing of Kristi Lynne Delaney, 26, in Mascotte, a small city along U.S. Highway 27. Delaney was found dead last Monday after her daughter, reportedly Shipmans son, walked to her grandmothers home and told her that her mother was sick. The grandmother went to the house and found Delaneys body. Shipman was held without bond after a first appearance hearing in Ocala, and will face charges in Lake County. The Lake County Sheriffs Office has not released the cause of Delaneys death or the nature of her injuries. Last year, Delaney had filed a domestic-violence injunction against Shipman, saying she feared his past hitting and threatening. Ocala police had received a tip that Shipman was in the Fore Ranch area, and was arrested without incident in the 4400 block of Southwest 48th Avenue. Shipman had to be treated at West Marion Community Hospital for an undisclosed ailment before being taken to jail. Lake County murder suspect arrested in Fore Ranch area Johnny Shipman makes his first appearance in Marion County. PHOTO BY RON RATNER Citizens Academy sessionMembers of the current Citizens Academy at the Marion County Sheriffs Office recently got to see one of the agencys helicopters up close and personal. Describing the aircraft are Sgt. Don Stanridge on the right and Deputy Darren Bruner. Marion County food pantries are facing nearly bare shelves, having seen an estimated 25 percent increase in the amount of new families requesting help with groceries. And while new face after new face has shown up at Brothers Keeper, Interfaith and the Salvation Army, donations have dwindled. This has left our food pantries in a dire spot and vulnerable to not being able to assist area residents who need help putting food on the table. On Nov. 5, a team of local governmental, fire rescue and law enforcement agencies re-launched the Bring the Harvest Home food drive to help restock these depleted food pantries and provide aid for Marion Countys most needy residents. Officials are asking citizens and businesses to assist the efforts by collecting and donating items to local food pantries as follows: Dry goods/foods that complement dry goods (rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, crackers, peanut butter and jelly). Canned meats (corned beef, corned beef hash, ham and tuna). Canned vegetables and fruit. Baby items (powdered formula, diapers and lotion). Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and toilet paper). The monthlong effort will culminate with a Dec. 6 Holiday Food Drive on the Square in downtown Ocala from 7 a.m.3 p.m. For a list of drop-off locations (including public libraries and fire stations) or more information on Bring the Harvest Home, visit www.bringtheharvesthome.com, follow @MarionCountyGov on Twitter or like facebook.com/MarionCountyFlorida on Facebook. The first Bring the Harvest Home food drive was held in 2011 and netted more than 80,000 pounds (40 tons) of food and toiletries donations. Partner agencies this year include: Marion County Board of County Commissioners, City of Ocala, Marion County Clerk of the Court, Marion County Property Appraiser, Marion County Sheriffs Office, Marion County Supervisor of Elections, Marion County Tax Collector, Ocala/Marion County Chamber & Economic Partnership and the Dunnellon Police Department. Bring the Harvest Home food drive planned in Ocala BY JIM CLARKSouth Marion CitizenMarion County commissioners heard a plea from a Dunnellon resident who said she was coming to beg for law enforcement presence on the Rainbow River. At the meeting Tuesday, Nov. 5, Sherry Evans spoke in the public input portion of the meeting, citing problems with trespassing into private property along the river. Saying she lives on the river, Evans said there are groups of people, sometimes 20, sometimes 50 at a time, that enter peoples property. She said that when she addresses the privacy issue with the intruders, Ive been cursed at, Ive been laughed at. She said a neighbor had been threatened with the burning of her house, another had a threat to kill a dog. Were all afraid. People are so disrespectful. She said she lives a distance away from launch points, and by the time they get there theyre intoxicated. Evans said that it has turned into spring break at Daytona Beach. She spoke about people taking the law into their own hands. Weve reached that frustration level. She complimented the Dunnellon police for their efforts, but added that when we call the sheriff, it takes 45 minutes for them to get there, and when they do, the people are on the river and the deputy says theres nothing he can do. Sometimes when we call at night, they never show up. She said that if the county doesnt have enough money, then lets charge 2 or 3 dollars extra to get a sheriff in the river. Outgoing Chairman Kathy Bryant, asked that the county administrator study the situation and report back. Earlier in the meeting, Carl Zalak was elected to be the next chairman, while Stan McClain will be vice chair. All not quiet on Rainbow River The Marion County Commission has scheduled a workshop on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. to discuss the proposed baseball stadium with the city. Ocala is asking the commissioners to approve putting a sales tax on the ballot in March to help with funding the project. The stadium complex, planned for the Heath Brook area off State Road 200, would be used as a home for the New York Yankees Minor League Class A baseball team, which is currently based in Tampa. The team plays in the Florida State League with a schedule that runs from April through the end of August. The stadium would also be available for other events, including high school and college baseball. The county is not being asked to approve the project, only to place the vote on the ballot. Last year, voters rejected a tax to fund the Munroe Regional Medical Center, which was then leased to a private firm. However, that proposal was a property tax, not a sales tax that is being sought. Stadium workshop scheduled Nov. 21 POEcontinued from Page 11 Religion Christs Church of Marion CountyWednesday, Nov. 13: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14: Praise & Prayer Group, 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15: Flying Solo Womens Group, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19: Womens Crafts, 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19: Womens Ministry Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20: Bible Study, 7 p.m. Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182, http://www.ccomc.org. .Southwest Christian ChurchSunday, Nov. 17: Sunday School classes for children, youth, and adults meet at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service begins at 10:30 am with staffed Nursery and childrens classes available during worship. Elder/Deacon meeting at 3 p.m.; Sanctuary choir practice at 4:30 p.m.; evening worship at 6 p.m. with study in the book of James taught by Alvin Gloer. Tuesday, Nov. 19: Christian Womens Fellowship meets from 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the church. Each meeting includes a short business meeting followed by Bible Study and luncheon together. If you choose to stay for the luncheon bring your own sack lunch. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Wednesday, Nov. 20: Adult Bible Study in the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m.; Youth activities beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22: Golden Servants (seniors 55+) meet at 6 p.m. at the church for a carry-in dinner with a program following dinner. Bring your favorite soup, salad, or dessert dish. You do not have to be a member of SWCC to attend. Sunday, Nov. 24: Thanksgiving Sunday. Let us all give thanks to our God and Father for His loving kindness and goodness and for His blessings not just for this day and season but for each day of our lives on His earth. Southwest Christian Church, 9045 S.W. 60th Ave. (south off SR 200). The phone number for the church is 352-861-9080. http//www.swccocala.com. Ocala West NazareneOcala West Church of the Nazarenes homecoming is Sunday, Nov. 17 at 10:30 a.m. There will be concert by the Collison Trio and a presentation of past pastors. You are welcome to this special worship and dinner on the grounds. The church is at 5884 S.W. 60th Ave. (Airport Road) in Ocala.Celebrating Jesus workshopA celebrating Jesus workshop: will take place every Tuesday through Nov. 19. The community is invited to register for these free workshops, put on by Side by Side Ministries, Inc., at www.sbsministries.org/cjw. All sessions are held at 1700 N.W. 60th Ave., from 6:30pm to 8 p.m. Study material will be handed out at each session. For more information visit www.sbsministries.org or call 352-598-9202 or 352-237-8199.Countryside Presbyterian ChurchJoin us as we celebrate Christ the King Worship service on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Countryside Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 7768 S.W Highway 200, Ocala. The public is invited and for further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633. Celebrate, CelebrateJeff and Jody Saulnier hosted a party recently to celebrate the re-opening of their store, J&J Jewelers in the Jasmine Plaza. The store had been burglarized July 27 with thieves taking all the jewelry. So far no arrests have been made in the case. More than 200 people attended the celebration. Above, Associate Judith Paine, right, welcomes Fran Parent and Lorraine Bourque to the event. Below, those attending the celebration had the opportunity to enjoy some tasty food treats and conversation. Dr. Julie Strubrud, front left, visits with Jody Saulnier, front right. 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