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INDEX Quail Meadow......3 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Stone Creek........6 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 42 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 1918 SW 17th St. Ocala 352-401-0808btnfrnfnbtrnnbfrrbfbbfnn nfn! fb"nrtnrb 000H0FA 13 CADILLAC CTS SEDAN LUXURY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2609 . . $22,880 . . . $339 13 CHEVROLET CRUZE LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2508 . . $13,880 . . . $199 13 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2622 . . $14,880 . . . $225 13 CHEVROLET SPARK LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2571 . . $10,880 . . . $159 13 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA SPORT LT LEATHER/DEV . . M2614 . . $14,880 . . . $225 14 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2628 . . $32,880 13 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT V8 . . . . . . . . . . . M2608 . . $19,880 . . . $299 13 CHEVROLET TAHOE LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2619 . . $29,880 12 CHEVROLET TRAVERSE LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2603B1 . . $19,880 . . . $299 13 CHRYSLER 200 LIMITED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2595 . . $13,880 . . . $199 13 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY TOURING . . . . . . . M2657 . . $19,880 . . . $299 13 DODGE CHALLENGER SPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2646 . . $19,880 . . . $299 13 FORD FOCUS SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2519 . . $12,880 . . . $189 13 FORD FUSION SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2273 . . $17,880 . . . $269 13 FORD TAURUS LIMITED ALL NEW BODY STYLE! . . . . . M2649 . . $19,880 . . . $299 13 FORD EDGE SEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2588 . . $19,880 . . . $299 13 GMC TERRAIN SLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2560 . . $18,880 . . . $285 13 GMC YUKON SLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2602 . . $29,880 13 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2567 . . $12,880 . . . $189 13 HYUNDAI GENESIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2527 . . $19,880 . . . $299 13 HYUNDAI SONATA GLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2632 . . $13,880 . . . $199 13 JEEP COMPASS SPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2650 . . $14,880 . . . $225 13 KIA FORTE EX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2612 . . $13,880 . . . $199 13 KIA OPTIMA LX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2645 . . $14,880 . . . $225 13 KIA SORENTO LX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2414 . . $18,880 . . . $285 13 MAZDA CX-9 TOURING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2583 . . $21,880 . . . $329 13 NISSAN ALTIMA S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2639 . . $14,880 . . . $225 13 NISSAN FRONTIER SV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2546 . . $19,880 . . . $299 13 NISSAN JUKE SV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2509 . . $14,880 . . . $225 13 NISSAN MURANO S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2610 . . $17,880 . . . $269 13 NISSAN PATHFINDER SV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2517 . . $22,880 . . . $339 13 NISSAN ROGUE S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2551 . . $15,880 . . . $239 13 NISSAN SENTRA SL ALL NEW BODY STYLE! . . . . M2652 . . $13,880 . . . $199 13 TOYOTA AVALON XLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2596 . . $24,480 13 TOYOTA COROLLA LE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2562 . . $12,880 . . . $189 13 TOYOTA YARIS LE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2376 . . $11,880 . . . $174 13 TOYOTA 4RUNNER SR5 ONLY 65 MILES . . . . . . . M2427A . . $26,880 13 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER SPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2254 . . $23,880 13 TOYOTA SIENNA LE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2591 . . $20,880 . . . $314 13 TOYOTA TACOMA SR5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2647 . . $22,880 . . . $339 13 VOLKSWAGEN GOLF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2637 . . $13,880 . . . $199 13 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SEDAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2235 . . $13,880 . . . $199 13 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA SPORTWAGON . . . . . . . . . . M2457 . . $13,880 . . . $199 13 VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2584 . . $28,880 These are only a few of our specials. www.AutoMaxOcala.com Visit www.AutoMaxOcala.com to view the rest! 13 CADILLAC ATS 2.0T $23,880 M2537 13 CHEVROLET CAMARO LT $20,880 $ 314 /mo. $ 314 /mo. M2637 13 CHEVROLET EQUINOX LT $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $ 299 /mo. M2538 13 CHRYSLER 300C V8 $21,880 $ 329 /mo. $ 329 /mo. M2613 13 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED $26,880 M2597 13 FORD F-150 CREW CAB $22,880 $ 339 /mo. $ 339 /mo. M2462 12 HONDA PILOT EX-L $23,880 M2488 $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2606 14 KIA SORENTO $21,880 $ 329 /mo. $ 329 /mo. M2607 13 HYUNDAI SANTE FE SPORT 13 LINCOLN MKZ V6 $25,880 M2561 13 MINI COOPER COUPE S $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $ 299 /mo. M2528 13 NISSAN MAXIMAS S $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2399 MONROOF LEATHER 13 NISSAN TITAN SV $21,880 $ 329 /mo. $ 329 /mo. M2550 13 RAM 1500 SLT V8 $20,880 $ 314 /mo. $ 314 /mo. M2568 13 TOYOTA CAMRY LE $15,880 $ 239 /mo. $ 239 /mo. M2635 $32,880 M2552 13 TOYOTA SEQUOIA SR5 13 TOYOTA TUNDRA $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2576 13 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT $12,880 $ 189 /mo. $ 189 /mo. M2648 13 VOLVO XC60 $25,880 M2542 PHOTO BY CATHY DONOHUEPolar Bears at Ocala PalmsThe Ocala Palms Polar Bear Club took its annual New Years Day plunge into the pool. The water was cold, the weather cool and rainy but in spite of this they kept up with the tradition. The brave souls pictured here are, left to right, Doc Horner, Warren Grund, Ellen Walters hiding behind her husband Fred, Neal Cunningham, Ceil Cunningham, Jack Neal, Jim OHalloran, Erin OHalloran, Elaine Hannaman, and Sue Grund. State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong, received his annual flu shot last Friday at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County and demonstrated that it is not too late for Floridians to be vaccinated against the flu. The Department recommends that all Floridians 6 months of age and older receive a flu shot each year. With peak flu season approaching, it is not too late to get your flu shot, said Dr. Armstrong. Anyone can get the flu, and vaccination is the single best way to protect against flu for Floridas kids, adults, and families. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctors offices, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, and health centers, and through many employers and schools. Check with your physician, your local county health department or www.floridahealth.gov to search for a location to receive a flu vaccine. Key facts: The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu this season. If you get the flu vaccine, you are 60 percent less likely to need treatment for the flu by a healthcare professional. Getting the vaccine has been shown to offer substantial benefits, including less illness, antibiotic use, time lost from work, hospitalizations, and deaths. During the 2012 2013 flu season, it is estimated that 56.6 percent of children ages 6 months to 17 years and 41.5 percent of adults age 18 and up received the vaccine in the United States. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the body to develop antibodies that provide protection against influenza virus infection. In the meantime, you are still at risk for getting the flu. That is why it is better to get vaccinated early in the fall, before the flu season gets under way. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated due to the increased risk of complications associated with contracting the flu while pregnant. The Department has received several reports of pregnant women with influenza-like illness from around the state. The flu vaccination is safe and will protect against the flu for mothers, unborn babies, and newborns during the first months after birth. Fla. surgeon general gets flu shot at Marion office Amy Reilly, Senior Community Health Nurse Supervisor for the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is pictured above with State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong. A Ford F-250 pickup truck left the road and overturned, coming to rest on its side against a severed concrete power pole carrying 7,200 volts in Ocala Thursday morning last week. Firefighters responded to a 911 call at 4:47. The first engine company, rescue vehicle and battalion chief to arrive on scene were dispatched from a fire station just down the road, located just east on Southwest 20th Street. According to Battalion Chief Mark McEarchern, firefighters used several sets of hydraulic extrication equipment and hand tools to safely remove the two heavily entrapped occupants, both teenagers. Firefighters remained on scene for more than five hours. It took almost two hours to extricate one occupant, and to 2 hours 39 minutes to remove the second occupant. A trauma surgeon was brought to the scene for consultation from Ocala Regional Medical Center. Both patients are in critical condition at the time it was written. In total, 17 firefighters responded to the scene including a fire department chaplain. Heavy equipment trucks from Ocala Utility Services were called to the scene to stabilize the severed pole and de-energize the wires while firefighters worked below the power lines. Up to27 businesses were affected and without electric for a period of time. Pickup truck accident injures two teen-agers OCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOCity firefighters work to free two trapped young men in an accident on Southwest 20th Street. BY JIM CLARK EditorThe prospects for professional baseball in Ocala grew dim Monday as the New York Yankees asked for suspension of their agreement, asking that the current proposal be withdrawn. There is a possibility that, if a financing proposal is evident by April 2, the agreement could be reinstated, but indications are that such a plan is unlikely. For more than two years, the city and the Yankees had discussed moving the Florida State League Tampa Yankees from Hillsborough County to Ocala. With no facility available, that move would have required the purchase of land and the building of a Minor League stadium. The site chosen was adjacent to Interstate 75, just off State Road 200 in the Heath Brook area. 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The city went to the county just a few months ago, although the project was announced in the media in December 2012. City officials said that for tax purposes, the county would own the stadium, which would then be leased back to the Yankees. The project also involved the construction of some new roads, and the purchase of some land at the 42nd Street flyover, by the city, where a new road would intersect. Council President John McCleod read a letter from Tony Bruno of the Yankees, in which Bruno pointed out that the project had, according to him, encountered unexpected opposition. He therefore asked that the current proposal be withdrawn but said he would be happy to consider other proposals in the future. The council members present voted unanimously to suspend the agreement, and then authorized McLeod to appear before the County Commission the next day, Jan. 7, to advise them that it was no longer necessary to proceed with the ordinances authorizing a referendum, and also that a proposed ordinance allowing alcohol sales was not needed. They city also halted the purchase of the land near the flyover. Council member Mary Rich and Mayor Kent Guinn did not attend the noon meeting. The city said it had spent about $300,000 on the project, money that could not be recovered. Councilman Brent Malever said the taxpayer money would have gone a long way to other things. After a short discussion on the fact that there would be a study of what could be done in the future, City Manager Matt Brower commented, There are lessons to be learned so we dont stumble again. The objections that surfaced in the county were not aimed at having a baseball team, but spending taxpayer money to fund a new stadium. The city had asked the county to put a half-percent sales tax on the ballot, but commissioners could not come up with an agreeable plan. At a work session held at the Livestock Pavilion, an overwhelming number of speakers were in favor of the project, with members of the business community and Chamber and Economic Partnership leading the way. However, at almost all the subsequent County Commission meetings, the feelings tilted the other way, with the majority of speakers talking against the project.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 8, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, January 8, 2014 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 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 000H1XB Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000GYWF Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000FSQ6 Some thing For Ev eryone In Our 5,000 Sq. Ft., No w Fully Air Conditioned Stor e Linens, Clothing, Furnitur e, Appliances And More T uesday Sa turda y 10am to 5pm T HRIFT S TORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD, CALL Toll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL34432 or call... Caregiver/Aide/ Companion/Errands /Transportation Beth 352-861-9548 STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call T om for more info 352-325-1306 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Hernando 55+ Comm 2BR/2BA. DW, 24X48, own lot, new carport. New AC, new stove & frig, inside wd hookup, wood floors, 2 screened porches, shed/ workshop, $55 mo. Association fee, heated pool & clubhouse, Cute! Must see! Must sell! $65,000 813-464-9858 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 plan or district shall be drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent; and districts shall not be drawn with the intent or result of denying or abridging the equal opportunity of racial or language minorities to participate in the political process. The legislatures first effort at district mapping in 2012 was rejected by the Florida Supreme Court, which found that the state Senate map was drawn to favor incumbents and rife with improper intent. The court made them rework it. Now, Floridas League of Women Voters (LWV) is in Leon County Circuit Court saying that the existing Senate mapping is still infected with intentional bias. In connection with the suit, they recently won an opinion from the Florida Supreme Court establishing that lawmakers can be made to testify about how they drew the new districts. Also, the LWV requested documents about the process but legislators say those documents were destroyed. The LWV insists that Florida voters should be up in arms about these missing records. We agree with Florida LWV president Dierdre Macnab, who wrote that its just another example of those in charge abusing their power and then hiding behind the lame excuse that they didnt know what they were doing. If the LWV prevails in the current lawsuit, lawmakers could have to redraw the districts again before the 2014 elections. It may be messy, but at least those involved would be held accountable and we need more of that. A better option? Political mapping should be in the hands of an independent commission, not legislators getting input from their party cronies.Citrus County Chronicle EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 BASEBALLcontinued from Page 1 Happenings Saturday, Jan. 11 Ocala West serves breakfastOcala West United Methodist Church will hold a community-wide breakfast sponsored by the churchs Mens Club on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550.Pancake breakfast at St. JudeThe Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus is hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. The price is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 to 12. Children age 2 and under eat free. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, juice and milk. Everyone is welcome to join us.Gospel music at JoyThe Jacob Brothers Gospel Music Trio will perform at Joy Lutheran Church on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The Jacob BrothersBob and Mike Jacobs and Mike Lawyer are gospel veterans and have been dedicated to the ministry spreading the Gospel through music since 1962. They have traveled extensively and produced more than 50 albums. For an unforgettable experience, with a program of versatility in gospel music, do not miss this event. A free-will offering will asked at this program. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, call 352-854-4509 ext 221. Magic show scheduledBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, world renowned magician, is bringing his magic show to First Congregational United Church of Christ, for a fundraiser, on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews, and this is sure to be one performance you wont want to miss. Ticket prices are $3 for children 12 and under; adults $6. Refreshments will be available at intermission. To purchase tickets, please call 352-598-6272, or 352-237-3035. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door. First Congregational Church is at 7171 SW State Road 200.Dueling Pianos at Circle SquareExperience the Dueling Pianos Interactive Dance Party at Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. This high-energy, rock n roll sing-a-long dance party is a performance with an edge. It will get you out of your seat and on your feet. The Rockin Piano players perform popular hits from every era imaginable. From Elvis to Lady Gaga and Neil Diamond to AC/DC, they have it covered. Other popular selections are Billy Joel, Blink 182, Journey, Elton John, Bon Jovi and much more. Not only can the Rockin Piano players perform thousands of songs at the drop of a hat, but they also possess comedic timing and have the personality to engage and influence audience participation. The Rockin Piano players act includes a state of the art light show and with an open dance floor the party will start and the energy level will be up for the entire show. Remember to wear your dancing shoes and get out of your seat and enjoy a night filled with dancing, singing and having fun. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $14. For more information on the 2014 Entertainment Series including dates, performers and ticket prices, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Sunday, Jan. 12 Arts at Countryside with pianistOur next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Dominic Muzzi is a classical trained pianist who started lessons at age 4. Currently 19, he is a sophomore at the College of Music at Florida State University pursuing his bachelors degree in Piano Performance. He was the 2012 Winner of the Teachers National Associations Senior Piano competition for the state of Florida, finalist in the Ocala Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition as well as many other awards in the state and county. He has accompanied many choirs, plays in chamber ensembles, piano quintets and is much in demand. Dominic will be performing works by Beethoven, Liszt, Scarletti and Alberto Ginastera. Admission is free with a freewill offering. For information, call the church office at 352-237-4633.Jews in the Civil WarCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to a special program entitled Jews in the Civil War to be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 7171 State Road 200 in Ocala. This fascinating topic will be presented by Channah Zimmerman who will relate, dramatize and chronicle the history of the Jews during the Civil War era from both sides of the conflict. Tickets are $8 per person and also include refreshments. Tickets may be purchased from Judi (352-2378277) Sonia (352-307-3662) or Estelle (352-861-2452). This program is partially funded by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. For further information please call Judi (352-2378277) or visit our Website bethisraelocala.org. Congregation Beth Israel is a Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community serving the needs of Marion County and surrounding areas.

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You still have time to get your tickets from either Charlotte Payne or Carol Sjogren. Come join in all the festivities of this grand occasion. Ladies, this Friday is the monthly luncheon. We will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant at noon. Reservations must be made today by calling Maryanne Ellner We had a great turnout last month, so lets get this year started with a good crowd. With the beginning of a New Y ear, many of us will resolve to exercise more. You can do this at our clubhouse. There is an exercise class each Monday Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. If you prefer dancing, then join the line dance class, conducted by Marlene Cigrand each Thursday night at 7 p.m. Maybe you dont want to ex ercise, but would like to get out of the house for an evening of fun. How about bingo? Bingo is played at the clubhouse twice each month: the second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. How about Bunco? Join the group at 7 p.m. this Wednesday (01/08). There are other activities, such as water color painting, Mah Jongg, poker, ceramics, and a Friday night card playing gathering. Im sure you can find an activity that is of interest to you. Please note: the QMPOA monthly meetings have been changed. Beginning Jan. 13, the meetings will be held on the second Monday at 6 p.m. By changing to an evening meeting time, perhaps more will be able to attend. A re mind er ab ou t Quail M ead ow s mo rt ga ge bu rning par ty Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage does not allow any pets in our domicile. Something about cleaning up their mess and fleas and other things that I cannot recall. When our last child moved out of the house so did all pets. They are now just fond memories, at least on my side. So no pets are roaming around our house but I do have a variety of pet peeves. My wife graciously allows me to keep my pet peeves as long as I keep them to myself and that they do not mess up the house. For the most part, I try to do that, but occasionally one of my pets escapes from its pen. A pet peeve that recently escaped from its cage is, people taking something out of context to prove their point. You can make anything say and mean anything you want it to say or mean. The politicians have perfected this art and I think it ought to remain within the confines of Washington, D.C. It always amazes me that politicians can virtually say the same thing to different crowds and have it mean different things to separate crowds. Nobody can twist and turn words like professional politician. Just think what these politicians could do if they put this great talent to benefit the people of the United States who elected them. Getting back to my pet peeve. Perhaps a few examples might help explain what I am talking about. In Pennsylvania, we have a saying that if you do not hear the whole thing you might just misunderstand what it is about and jump to the wrong conclusion. The saying goes like this, Throw Papa down the stairs... and if you stop here, Papa may go tumbling down the stairs. However, it is the end of that saying that changes the whole meaning of that phrase, ... his hat. If you focus on the first part of the phrase, you completely misunderstand what it is all about and poor old Papa will suffer the consequences. I wonder how many people have been thrown down the stairs because somebody just heard part of what was actually said. Another one has to do with my wife. We have been married for over 40 years and get along famously but every now and then she will say, Who do you think you are? The first time I heard this I was rather stunned. If I would take that question by itself and divorce it from its context, I might flounder in the sea of despondency. After all, if my wife of 40 something years does not know who I am, something is amiss. Perhaps, after all these years, she is losing it, whatever it is. On the other hand, after all these years she still cannot figure me out. I find that rather silly myself. I am a rather simple person. My wife has a different name for it, she calls it simpleton but it means the same, I think. I distinctly remember one time when she asked this question she caught me off guard and I reintroduced myself to her. Let me just say, I will never make that mistake again. Every so often, she will say in a voice loud enough for everybody in the house to hear, Somebody in this house is getting to be very messy. The first time I heard this I went through the house looking for that somebody not knowing that it was me. At least I am somebody in this house, which is better than, Who do you think you are? It is important to put everything together and in context. Perhaps the most ridiculous example of this is people quoting the Bible. It always amazes me that those who claim the Bible is not really true, always cite the Bible to prove their point. Those who pick out fragments of the Bible to prove their point are rather pathetic. Who has not heard somebody quote Matthew 7:1? Judge not, that ye be not judged. From that, they conclude that Jesus does not want us to judge anybody for anything. If they took the pains to read a few more verses they would find out that they are completely misunderstanding what Jesus is talking about. I have yet to hear somebody pull out Hebrews 12:6, For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. It sort of sounds like judging to me. If somebody wants to excuse something they are doing, they will invariably pull some phrase out of the Bible, always out of context, and hide behind it. It would be like a two hundred pound man hiding behind a golf club thinking nobody can see him. When our grandchildren were younger, they thought if they closed their eyes, we could not see them. Just because they could not see did not mean we could not see. That is OK for small children but when it comes into adulthood, it is quite silly. Jesus also said, Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eyes; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brothers eye (Matthew 7:5). I have read my Bible over one hundred times throughout my life and I have learned one basic truth that goes along with this. True love always judges without being judgmental.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. To judge or not to judge that is the dilemma Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder College Park Church adds serviceCollege Park Church is pleased to announce that on Sunday, Jan. 12, it will be going to two services. The day of worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a traditional style service featuring many of the great hymns that are known and loved by many. Sunday school classes will immediately follow the traditional service. Then a new casual style service will begin at 11:15 a.m. called Cross Training at College Park Church. It will feature the contemporary praise and worship songs of today lead by the College Park Church praise and worship band. The ministry staff of College Park Church includes senior pastor Dr. James L Fleming, associate pastor and youth minister Keith Mitchell, and worship leader Kelly McVey. The church is non-denominational Christian in theology and practice, but is not an independent church. The congregation is vitally connected with 2,300 other congregations whose general offices are in Anderson, Indiana. College Park Church of God is at 3140 SW 26th St., Ocala, (right across the street from the CF bookstore). The office phone number is 352-237-2247 and church website is www.collegeparkchog.org. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKFirst Friday Art WalkTwo Appleton Museum employees were among the few who braved chilly temperatures last Friday night on the downtown square. Claudia Long, an art teacher, and Art Farina, public safety, warmly greeted some of the passers-by. The Public Education Foundation of Marion County will host the annual Classic weekend Jan. 17-19 at the Country Club of Ocala. This annual event raises college funds for local low-income and at-risk youth in the Take Stock in Children program. A partnership with the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Ocala, the Classic weekend of events includes the Moot Thomas Golf Scramble on Friday, Jan. 17, the Sneakers and Smores 5K Run/Walk on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 18, and the two-day Memorial golf tournament on Jan. 18 and 19. Since 1996, the Classic weekend has raised over $1.2 million dollars in scholarships for deserving students in the Take Stock in Children program. Through the upcoming events, the program hopes to raise muchneeded funds to provide scholarships for 10 additional students. With rising tuition costs and significant increases of other college-related expenses, students are struggling more than ever to achieve their dreams of a college education. Take Stock in Children of Marion County currently serves more than 145 students in grades 9-12 annually. A newly-added event to the traditional classic is the Sneakers and Smores 5K Run/Walk which is open to all individuals, families, companies and local organizations. School teams are encouraged and a special prize will be awarded to the school with the most participants. The 5k features family-friendly activities, giveaways, and a kids dash. Registration for the 5K is $25 per person, with all proceeds going to raise smore scholarships for Take Stock in Children. The Public Education Foundation seeks participants, volunteers and sponsors for the upcoming Classic weekend. To learn how you can support the Take Stock in Children program and participate in the Classic events, please call 352-671-4167 or visit www.pefmc.org. Fundraiser scheduled for Take Stock in Children BY JASON ALDERMAN Special to the MessengerAnyone who's bought groceries, filled their gas tank or paid insurance premiums recently would probably be surprised to learn that, according to Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U), the rate of inflation is relatively flat only 1.2 percent from September 2012 to September 2013. That's bad news for people who were hoping to boost their contributions to an IRA, 401(k) plan or other tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts, since the IRS uses the CPI-U's September year-over-year performance to determine whether or not to make cost-of-living adjustments to many of the retirement contributions you and your employer can make in the following year. Here are highlights of what will and won't change in 2014: Defined contribution plans. The maximum allowable annual contribution you can make to a workplace 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) or federal Thrift Savings plan remains unchanged at $17,500. Keep in mind these additional factors: People over 50 can also make an additional $5,500 in catch-up contributions (unchanged from 2013). The annual limit for combined employee and employer contributions increased by $1,000 to $52,000. Because your plan may limit the percentage of pay you can contribute, your maximum contribution may actually be less. (For example, if the maximum contribution is 10 percent of pay and you earn $60,000, you could only contribute $6,000.) Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). The maximum annual contribution to IRAs remains the same at $5,500 (plus an additional $1,000 if 50 or older also unchanged from 2013). Maximum contributions to traditional IRAs are not impacted by personal income, but if your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds certain limits, the maximum amount you can contribute to a Roth IRA gradually phases out: For singles/heads of households the phase-out AGI range is $114,000 to $129,000 (increased from 2013's $112,000 to $127,000 range). Above $129,000, you cannot contribute to a Roth. For married couples filing jointly, the range is $181,000 to $191,000 (up from $178,000 to $188,000). Keep in mind these rules for deducting traditional IRA contributions on your federal tax return: If you're single, a head of household, a qualifying widow(er) or married and neither spouse is covered by an employer-provided retirement plan, you can deduct the full IRA contribution, regardless of income. If you are covered by an employer plan and are single/head of household, the tax deduction phases out for AGI between $60,000 and $70,000 (up from $59,000 to $69,000 in 2013); if married and filing jointly, the phase-out range is $96,000 to $116,000 (up from $95,000 to $115,000). If you're married and aren't covered by an employer plan but your spouse is, the IRA deduction is phased out if your combined AGI is between $181,000 and $191,000 (up from $178,000 to $188,000). For more details, read IRS Publication 590 at www.irs.gov. Retirement plan limits largely unchanged for this year

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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week favors what Taureans dote on namely, love and money. Look for more meaningful relationships for both singles and pairs, as well as an improved financial outlook. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) All lingering shreds of that recent bout with boredom are dissipated as you eagerly accept a challenging offer. Your positive mood persuades others to join you in this venture. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might need validation for a possible solution to a situation involving someone close to you. Consider asking a trusted friend or relative to help you with this problem. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Investigate carefully before agreeing to assist a friend or colleague with a problem. There might be hidden factors that could emerge later that will create problems for you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your decision to work with an associate rather than go it alone, as you first proposed, brings an unexpected bonus. Be careful not to be judgmental. Allow for free and open discussion. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A loved ones health problem could, once again, make demands on your time and attention. But this time, make some demands of your own, and insist that others help. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good time for the traditionally staid Scorpion to plan adjustments in your day-today schedules. Be more flexible and allow for more impromptu, off-thecuff actions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Avoid creating unnecessary fuss over a situation you dont approve of. If its going to work, it will do so despite your objections. If it fails, it will do so without a push from you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Working with a trusted colleague could open your mind to exploring some considerations you previously dismissed out of hand. The weekend brings news from a loved one. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resolving a recent problem leaves you in a good position to strengthen your influence on how things get done. But continue to encourage ideas from others. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A new friend suggests an interesting opportunity. But check it out before you snap at it. It might be a good deal for some but it might not work in helping you. Tuesday, Jan. 14 Mac us ers to m eetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visit the groups website at http://ocalamug.org for the topics to be presented at this months meeting and the workshop scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.Thursday, Jan. 16 Air Force group to m eetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. All are welcome. For more information, contact Mike Emig at 352854-8328.Saturday, Jan. 18 Party in the ParkOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will hold Party in the Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and grounds. There will be free admission, a live band, free food and games and is open to the public. There will be hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, drinks, chips, desserts, face painting, a bounce house and games for adults and children. Our Redeemer is at 5200 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). Phone is 352-237-2233.Sunday, Jan. 19 Cham ber Mus ic Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society is pleased to welcome Collision, a saxophone quartet from the University of Florida, on Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. at Ocalas Queen of Peace Church, 6645 SW State Road 200 in Ocala. The group will be playing original music for saxophone as well as more traditional chamber music arranged specifically for saxophone. The immense popularity of the saxophone group is due largely to the variety of sound capabilities of the saxophone; from sweet, gentle, or bold to soulful and playful. Marion Chamber Music Concerts are always free of charge. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit the website: marionchambermusic.com. Saturday, Jan. 25 Flea Mark et at St. JudeSt. Jude Catholic Community will be having another open flea market on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will start receiving donations for the sale immediately. Please clean out your closets and bring items that are clean and in good/excellent condition to the church hall. We cannot accept TVs as donations. Space rentals are available for an 8 x 8 space to sell your own items. Inside space is $20; outside is $15. St. Jude is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. For more information please call Midge at 352-203-7182 or Linda at 352-209-4724. Please join us for a fun day.Monday, Jan. 27 School ref erendum dis cussionThe League of Women Voters of Marion County will conduct a meeting concerning The School Referendum on Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala Police Dept. Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala. Speakers will be Ray Seaman and Nancy Noonan, co-founders of Marions United for Education. The event is free and open to the public.Tuesday, Jan. 28 Breas t cancer s upport group m eetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. We are not meeting on Dec. 31, so our next meeting will be Jan. 28. At this meeting we will have a trainer give us a demonstration of Tai Chi as well as participation in this activity and an explanation of the benefits of Tai Chi for breast cancer survivors. Hope to see you all in the New Year. Wednesday, Jan. 29 Y outh s occer regis trationJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 18. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 1. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 1 Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Move safely, learn better breathing habits and excellent posture. No pre-registration necessary. For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Sunday, Feb. 2 Mus icale at Firs t CongregationalThe annual Sunday Afternoon Musicale variety show will take place on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 SW State Road 200. Church members and friends will sing, dance and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken to help support our music program. The Choir will sing a medley of Jerome Kern songs and the Bell-Choir will perform a novelty number. There will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. Wednesday, Feb. 5 College pres ents d inner theaterThe College of Central Florida Foundation will present its 16th annual Dinner Theatre production, Theres a Burglar in My Bed by Michael Parker, Feb. 5-9 in the Webber Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Evening performances, Wednesday through Sunday, begin with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Matinee performances, Saturday and Sunday, will serve lunch at 12:15 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled meal times. A full schedule is available at www.cf.edu/foundation, then Events. Tickets range from $55 to $60 and guests can also reserve an entire table. Theres a Burglar in My Bed is a farce about the world famous Worthington necklace. The trysts, the plans and counter-plans all take place at the Worthingtons 200-acre Massachusetts estate with its 26bedroom mansion. This years production benefits CF Fine Arts programs and college educational programs through the CF Foundation. For more information or for tickets, call Laura Wright at 352-854-2322, ext. 1416. To sponsor a table, contact the CF Foundation at 352-854-2322, ext. 1689. Saturday, Feb. 15 Valentine Day Dance at St. JudeSt. Jude Marion Oaks Knights of Columbus Council 15644 are having their first Valentines Day Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the St. Jude Catholic Community Parish Hall, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. There will be music, hors doeuvres and dancing. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 per person and are available after the Sunday Masses or by calling Ron at 352-861-1373, Joe at 352307-3848 or Ed at 352-861-6720. Open auditions will be held on Monday, Jan. 20 and Tuesday, Jan. 21 for the youth production of William Shakespeares The Comedy of Errors. In this classic farce, two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city 25 years later with hilarious consequences. A series of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps bring a family crisis (so complicated that time itself loses the plot) into heartwarming focus. Fortunately the audience is always one step ahead! Students must be 10-18 to audition. We will be casting 12 students. Those auditioning should prepare a one-minute comedic monologue (Shakespearean piece not required, but appreciated) and be prepared to read from the script. Tuition for this performance camp is $100. ScholarYouth production auditions set at Civic Theatre ships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Rehearsals are Monday through Friday, January 27 to March 7, from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. There will be six performances on the outdoor stage behind the Theatre: Saturday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 p.m. To learn more about or register for any other Winter/Spring 2014 classes, you can download the class schedule and registration form (including dates, times, descriptions, and fees) at www.ocalacivictheatre.com, or pick up a brochure at the Theatre. Registration forms may be turned in to the box office, faxed to (352) 236-0927, or mailed to 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL, 34470. For more information, call (352) 236-2274. Ocala Civic Theatre, located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center, produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving almost 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season and reaching more than 1,000 students ages 4-18 year-round through the Education Department. Ocala Civic Theatre is designated as a not-for-profit, 501(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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Looking forward to seeing you in 2014! 000H1D0 MAJOR DISCOUNTS The Sleekline $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4,995 $ 5 ,9 95 $ 5 ,9 95 $ 5,995 LARGEST SELECTION EVER Now Of fering: 2011 Club Car Precedent 2011 EZ-GO RXV Yamahas WEEKLY SPECIAL: 1999 Club Car DS 48V $ 1,495 Garage Floor Mat . . . . . . . . . $ 49 Back Seat . . $ 299 Grocery Bag . $ 39 Mirrors . . . . . . $ 29 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Lawmakers admit losing records Imagine that youre involved in a major project, one thats getting lots of public scrutiny, is enormously important, and is controversial enough that you expect and your lawyers warn that there will be lawsuits. Wouldnt you proceed cautiously, documenting every step of the process if only to practice that time-honored tradition of CYA? It seems like the common-sense course of action. Unfortunately, state legislators who worked on Floridas once-a-decade redistricting dont share the thought. They admitted that some records being sought in a lawsuit challenging the 2012 redrawing of political boundaries were destroyed. The destruction was done, they said, according to policy. Hogwash. Florida has an extensive public records law and pages upon pages of rules about records retention and disposition. Lots of rules, sometimes confusing. Even so, is it reasonable to think that documents associated with redistricting which essentially determines how politics are played in this state should not be retained as long as, for example, proclamations (two calendar years), parking decal/permit records (two fiscal years) postage/shipping records (three fiscal years), or local government mileage reports (five fiscal years)? Harriet Beecher Stowe said that common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. Thats the point: whats happening isnt the way things ought to be done. Our Sunshine laws were created to put a stop to the publics business being conducted in the shade to the benefit of those in power. Well, the thinking goes, if you cant conduct public business in private, the next best thing is to arrange for your side to get most of the seats at the table. It happens every 10 years, and both parties have tried to do it. At the heart of the issue are Florida Constitution changes approved by voters in 2010 regarding how to conduct the redrawing of legislative and congressional district boundaries. The new constitutional language says, in part, No apportionment Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your letters Mandela contradictionFollowing the recent death of Nelson Mandela, former South African president, accolades poured in from around the globe applauding his historic legacy as defender of freedom, his work for civil rights, his racial reconciliation efforts, his decades-long imprisonment for his beliefs, and for his lifetime of work for the people of South Africa. He is regarded with honor and esteem from every segment of the societies of the world including spokespersons for worldwide Christian religion. They have publicly voiced their love and admiration for his life and his personal history. Unfortunately, his life is riddled with contradictions of giant proportions which should be dealt with when assessing his life. But currently these contradictions are being ignored and swept away by those who choose to rewrite history. To praise the totality of his life without acknowledging and censuring his disregard for the sanctity of human life is to deny the dignity of the family as the foundation and guarantee of all other human rights. The right to life is the basis for all human rights. How can any legacy be considered great after promoting the deaths of unborn children? Before Mandelas arrival as president, South Africa had in place a restrictive law against abortion, but he removed all restrictions on abortion in 1996 with a law permitting abortion on demand. This law permits abortion from conception to day of natural birth. Americas pro-abortion group NARAL is applauding his pro-death record. The Obama administration has ordered all flags be flown at half-staff to respect Mandelas death. When will we do the same to honor the millions of children whose lives are taken on a daily basis because of laws enacted by elected officials with deformed principles? Mabel Ryan Life Education Ministry, Inc. Lets work togetherI recently read a letter written by the vice president of the Tea Party Solutions who blames President Obama for everything that is wrong in America since his first election in 2008. All our president is trying to do is improve the status of hard working Americans who were never privileged enough to have had health insurance for themselves or their families. Calling our president dishonest because he will not bend over backward to help the Tea Party is what I like about a thinking leader. Non believers must get over the fact that who you so readily call liar in chief has done more to help the working class families than our previous administration. Most people that I know that like their health plan are keeping their health plan and most people that I know who like their doctors are keeping their doctors and for most of the years as members of a health plan we have seen minimal increases in their premiums. When people say this is not true then they havent been paying attention to what is going on in the real world where our government should not be blamed for trying to help those that elected him. I feel that if more people tried to help our government do its job to take care of all Americans our country would be better off. Drinking too much tea is bad for your health. Jerry Segovis, Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Theres a scene in the movie Back to the Future where Doc Brown, in 1955, laments to a picture of Thomas Edison that he cant create enough electricity to send his time machine back to 1985. But even Christopher Lloyd in the movie probably never envisoned that Toms original light bulb would go the way of the dinosaur. Government, particularly the feds, does all sorts of things to us. It imposes taxes we dont want, it mandates health care that many of us dont want, it moves holidays around at its own whim to get extra days off, not necessarily to honor anyone, it restricts things communities can do with their roads, with their water, etc. Thats why it shouldnt come as a surprise that it is mandating what type of light bulbs we use. Now we have to go to halogen or those twisty things that are labeled so confusingly that you cant tell what youre getting. The old incandescent light bulbs, especially the 40 and 60-watt sizes, can no longer be imported or manufactured in the U.S. as of Jan. 1. When the store shelves run out of your favorites, guess what? Unless youre a romantic who wants to see by candlelight, you have to go with the newer bulbs, or fluorescent lights. Youll still have varying sizes, and there was one story that said that three-way bulbs will still be available in the new style, but forget the old ones theyre history. Not too long ago, when these twisted bulbs came out, not knowing any better, I replaced the three in my bathroom with three of the new ones of the same Lights go out on Edisons invention Among Friends Jim Clark wattage. Within moments, I heard what sounded like a sizzling sound and I turned the switch off immediately. How was I to know back then that the new ones were a lot more powerful than the old ones, and just one would have done the trick. The environmentalists who are pushing these (arent they pushing everything?) say that well save money because the newer bulbs will last longer. Of course, the new bulbs are a lot more expensive, so it will take a college algebra major to figure out if you really will save money or not. There was already evidence last week that people were hoarding light bulbs, of all things. Its a case of government ramming something down our throats again, and of people fighting to keep new things from entering their lives. I just saw a TV commercial for one of those battery-powered, wall-mounted non-electric lights that you push to get things illuminated. I wonder if I can get enough of them to light my house? Meanwhile, Im trying to remember where we put those candles. They might come in handy.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 Ihope it was not true for others, but 2013 was not a banner year for me well, not a super banner year anyway. I know lots of those reading this know what I mean. Life throws curves at us; and I cannot even hit wellthrown balls, so I was out of the batters box for a while until I realized that I have to hit the curve balls if I want to score in life. I worked on my attitude and found the answer within myself. I can only control me so I shook off the doldrums and set out to find my answers. My dad always said, God never gives you more to handle than He knows you can handle. I remember answering at one time, Well, I wish He didnt think so much of me because I am tired of handling things. I did not mean that in a sacrilegious way just plain fact. I love people, and I enjoy making others happy, Out with the old and in with the new a good idea Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Nothing could herald a Happy New Year better than an adorable little 5 year old playing with a frisky puppy. Gavin Krauth enjoys playing happily with Baby Bear in his grandparents' (Fred And Pat Krauth) yard on New Year's Eve. Maybe a forecast of a great year 2014! Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 7

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, January 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000H1TY $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Golden Corral 2111 SW College Rd. Mon., Jan. 13, 11:00am Charlie Horse Restaurant 2425 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Tue., Jan 14, 10:30am Mimis Restaurant 4414 SW College Rd. Tue., Jan 14, 11:00am Horse & Hounds 6995 US Hwy 27 Fri., Jan 17, 11:00am Pavarottis Restaurant 8075 SW Hwy 200 Tue., Jan 21, 10:00am Reds Restaurant 8411 N. SR 200 Thu., Jan 23, 10:00am Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. BATTERIES FREE HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. 0 % FINANCING ONE WEEK ONLY! 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of t he completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. A NOTHER L OCATION I NSIDE C RYSTAL R IVER M ALL (N EXT TO K-M ART ) Dickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall (352) 237-1665 Rickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist 9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200) (352) 291-1467 Inside 7 G T ravel With Confidence . Miracle Ear Will Be There. Over 1,300 locations nationwide! ATTENTION U.S. RESIDENTS CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL 352-291-1467 Provider for most insurance companies WALK-INS WELCOME! New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) NO CO-PAY FREE HEARING AIDS Call for a FREE demo today! Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance pays total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids. Federal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #111, or #112. Empire Sta te Insurance Plan pays for total cost of 2 Mirac le Ear Digital Hearing Aids 000GQQE 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 60 Silver $ 89 95 exchange 72 Gold $ 99 95 exchange 84 Platinum $ 109 95 exchange GOLF CARS STAR TING AT $2,295 & UP 000GYZO but I had let my own happiness slip for a time during 2012 and 2013. Gradually, I convinced myself that life is basically so good and so much fun that I do not want to miss any of the good stuff. Recently I heard about something that I have already set up to do myself this next year. The suggestion was to have a glass jar into which one places little notes when really good and/or happy things happen. The idea being that at the end of the year, one opens the jar and reads the notes about all the GOOD that 2014 has brought. I am no good at keeping a diary, but I believe I will remember to write down those happy notes when the jar, pen and paper are right there on my kitchen counter (see photo). So, it is Out with the old and in with the new for me. I am back to seeing the full glass actually about full because I am learning to use a smaller glass. Makes sense to me modify when necessary. Dont misunderstand I am not expecting less from life. I just intend to pay more attention and focus on all the positives. The photo accompanying this article shows my neighbors little grandson playing joyfully with my little Shih Tzu, Baby Bear. The sound of his laughter and the smile on both his and Baby Bears faces were enough to make this last day of 2013 a truly good day for me. As I said, I am not expecting less, I am just looking more carefully at the important things in life. For me that is faith, family, friends, community, and country. When we have those, what else do we really need to make our year be full of joy? From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people please accept the wish that your 2014 is full of joy, success, happiness, andmost of FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 5 A jar for happy things. Ringing in the New Year!While thousands in New York braved the cold and crowds to see the crystal ball descend on New Years Eve, the residents of Stone Creek rang in 2014 in the beauty of the Reunion Center. The Reunion Center was transformed into a beautiful Masquerade Ball. Lifestyle Director, Kim and her social committee have been working for months on the theme. There were large masks throughout the ballroom with colorful balloons. Once again, the dedicated social committee came together to plan and execute the beauty of the Masquerade Ball. It was no small feat for the many volunteers that transformed the ballroom to look like a Masquerade Ball. Residents, many wearing beautiful masks, were treated to heavy hors doeuvres which included fruit and cheese, vegetable trays and bacon wrapped stuffed dates. There was shrimp, croissants with assorted meats, coconut chicken tenders and pasta salads. Of course, no meal is complete without desserts which included cannolis, fruit cookies and brownies. Right before the stroke of midnight, a cupcake tower Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi and champagne was served to greet the new year. While residents waited for the new year, they danced to live music by One Flight Up. It was a great way to usher in a new year in the warmth and beauty of the reunion center with friends and neighbors. Whether you made new year resolutions or not, you could be thankful for the beautiful community in which you live. Once again, thanks to the social committee and Kim for the outstanding job they did. Here is to another year of wonderful events!

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 8, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, January 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger National Cremation Society Considering Cremation? REGISTER TO WIN A FREE CREMATION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000H1TY $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Golden Corral 2111 SW College Rd. Mon., Jan. 13, 11:00am Charlie Horse Restaurant 2425 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Tue., Jan 14, 10:30am Mimis Restaurant 4414 SW College Rd. Tue., Jan 14, 11:00am Horse & Hounds 6995 US Hwy 27 Fri., Jan 17, 11:00am Pavarottis Restaurant 8075 SW Hwy 200 Tue., Jan 21, 10:00am Reds Restaurant 8411 N. SR 200 Thu., Jan 23, 10:00am Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. BATTERIES FREE HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS PREMIUM ZINC BATTERIES 99 Limit 1 Coupon Per Visit. Limit 2 Packs Per Visit. Must present coupon. One week only. 0 % FINANCING ONE WEEK ONLY! 12 MONTHS SAME AS CASH If you are not completely satisfied, the aids may be returned for a full refund within 45 days of t he completion of fitting, in satisfactory condition. Fitting fees may apply. See store for details. Bluetooth is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG. Limited Time Discount. No other offers or discounts apply. Discount does not apply to prior sales. A NOTHER L OCATION I NSIDE C RYSTAL R IVER M ALL (N EXT TO K-M ART ) Dickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist Inside SEARS Paddock Mall (352) 237-1665 Rickey Richardson Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist 9570 SW Hwy 200 (Corner of Hwy 484 & 200) (352) 291-1467 Inside 7 G T ravel With Confidence . Miracle Ear Will Be There. Over 1,300 locations nationwide! ATTENTION U.S. RESIDENTS CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL 352-291-1467 Provider for most insurance companies WALK-INS WELCOME! New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) NO CO-PAY FREE HEARING AIDS Call for a FREE demo today! Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Insurance pays total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids. Federal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #111, or #112. Empire Sta te Insurance Plan pays for total cost of 2 Mirac le Ear Digital Hearing Aids 000GQQE 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 60 Silver $ 89 95 exchange 72 Gold $ 99 95 exchange 84 Platinum $ 109 95 exchange GOLF CARS STAR TING AT $2,295 & UP 000GYZO but I had let my own happiness slip for a time during 2012 and 2013. Gradually, I convinced myself that life is basically so good and so much fun that I do not want to miss any of the good stuff. Recently I heard about something that I have already set up to do myself this next year. The suggestion was to have a glass jar into which one places little notes when really good and/or happy things happen. The idea being that at the end of the year, one opens the jar and reads the notes about all the GOOD that 2014 has brought. I am no good at keeping a diary, but I believe I will remember to write down those happy notes when the jar, pen and paper are right there on my kitchen counter (see photo). So, it is Out with the old and in with the new for me. I am back to seeing the full glass actually about full because I am learning to use a smaller glass. Makes sense to me modify when necessary. Dont misunderstand I am not expecting less from life. I just intend to pay more attention and focus on all the positives. The photo accompanying this article shows my neighbors little grandson playing joyfully with my little Shih Tzu, Baby Bear. The sound of his laughter and the smile on both his and Baby Bears faces were enough to make this last day of 2013 a truly good day for me. As I said, I am not expecting less, I am just looking more carefully at the important things in life. For me that is faith, family, friends, community, and country. When we have those, what else do we really need to make our year be full of joy? From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people please accept the wish that your 2014 is full of joy, success, happiness, andmost of FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 5 A jar for happy things. Ringing in the New Year!While thousands in New York braved the cold and crowds to see the crystal ball descend on New Years Eve, the residents of Stone Creek rang in 2014 in the beauty of the Reunion Center. The Reunion Center was transformed into a beautiful Masquerade Ball. Lifestyle Director, Kim and her social committee have been working for months on the theme. There were large masks throughout the ballroom with colorful balloons. Once again, the dedicated social committee came together to plan and execute the beauty of the Masquerade Ball. It was no small feat for the many volunteers that transformed the ballroom to look like a Masquerade Ball. Residents, many wearing beautiful masks, were treated to heavy hors doeuvres which included fruit and cheese, vegetable trays and bacon wrapped stuffed dates. There was shrimp, croissants with assorted meats, coconut chicken tenders and pasta salads. Of course, no meal is complete without desserts which included cannolis, fruit cookies and brownies. Right before the stroke of midnight, a cupcake tower Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi and champagne was served to greet the new year. While residents waited for the new year, they danced to live music by One Flight Up. It was a great way to usher in a new year in the warmth and beauty of the reunion center with friends and neighbors. Whether you made new year resolutions or not, you could be thankful for the beautiful community in which you live. Once again, thanks to the social committee and Kim for the outstanding job they did. Here is to another year of wonderful events!

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 8, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, January 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. Fri. 9am-5pm, Sat. 9am 2pm OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART OCALA GOLF CART 6-V 6-V T605 T605 only $ 499 only $ 499 8-V 8-V T875 T875 only $ 599 only $ 599 12-V 12-V T1275 T1275 only $ 599 only $ 599 6-V 6-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 399 $ 399 8-V 8-V 6 PACK 6 P ACK $ 499 $ 499 Same Day Service (most jobs) 10% Discount to V eterans l abor & parts excluding batteries BUY, SELL, TRADE & SERVICE FREE pickup within 5 miles Thank You for your continued support. Looking forward to seeing you in 2014! 000H1D0 MAJOR DISCOUNTS The Sleekline $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4 ,9 95 $ 4,995 $ 5 ,9 95 $ 5 ,9 95 $ 5,995 LARGEST SELECTION EVER Now Of fering: 2011 Club Car Precedent 2011 EZ-GO RXV Yamahas WEEKLY SPECIAL: 1999 Club Car DS 48V $ 1,495 Garage Floor Mat . . . . . . . . . $ 49 Back Seat . . $ 299 Grocery Bag . $ 39 Mirrors . . . . . . $ 29 West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Lawmakers admit losing records Imagine that youre involved in a major project, one thats getting lots of public scrutiny, is enormously important, and is controversial enough that you expect and your lawyers warn that there will be lawsuits. Wouldnt you proceed cautiously, documenting every step of the process if only to practice that time-honored tradition of CYA? It seems like the common-sense course of action. Unfortunately, state legislators who worked on Floridas once-a-decade redistricting dont share the thought. They admitted that some records being sought in a lawsuit challenging the 2012 redrawing of political boundaries were destroyed. The destruction was done, they said, according to policy. Hogwash. Florida has an extensive public records law and pages upon pages of rules about records retention and disposition. Lots of rules, sometimes confusing. Even so, is it reasonable to think that documents associated with redistricting which essentially determines how politics are played in this state should not be retained as long as, for example, proclamations (two calendar years), parking decal/permit records (two fiscal years) postage/shipping records (three fiscal years), or local government mileage reports (five fiscal years)? Harriet Beecher Stowe said that common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. Thats the point: whats happening isnt the way things ought to be done. Our Sunshine laws were created to put a stop to the publics business being conducted in the shade to the benefit of those in power. Well, the thinking goes, if you cant conduct public business in private, the next best thing is to arrange for your side to get most of the seats at the table. It happens every 10 years, and both parties have tried to do it. At the heart of the issue are Florida Constitution changes approved by voters in 2010 regarding how to conduct the redrawing of legislative and congressional district boundaries. The new constitutional language says, in part, No apportionment Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANREGIONALMANAGER: JOHN PROVOSTEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your letters Mandela contradictionFollowing the recent death of Nelson Mandela, former South African president, accolades poured in from around the globe applauding his historic legacy as defender of freedom, his work for civil rights, his racial reconciliation efforts, his decades-long imprisonment for his beliefs, and for his lifetime of work for the people of South Africa. He is regarded with honor and esteem from every segment of the societies of the world including spokespersons for worldwide Christian religion. They have publicly voiced their love and admiration for his life and his personal history. Unfortunately, his life is riddled with contradictions of giant proportions which should be dealt with when assessing his life. But currently these contradictions are being ignored and swept away by those who choose to rewrite history. To praise the totality of his life without acknowledging and censuring his disregard for the sanctity of human life is to deny the dignity of the family as the foundation and guarantee of all other human rights. The right to life is the basis for all human rights. How can any legacy be considered great after promoting the deaths of unborn children? Before Mandelas arrival as president, South Africa had in place a restrictive law against abortion, but he removed all restrictions on abortion in 1996 with a law permitting abortion on demand. This law permits abortion from conception to day of natural birth. Americas pro-abortion group NARAL is applauding his pro-death record. The Obama administration has ordered all flags be flown at half-staff to respect Mandelas death. When will we do the same to honor the millions of children whose lives are taken on a daily basis because of laws enacted by elected officials with deformed principles? Mabel Ryan Life Education Ministry, Inc. Lets work togetherI recently read a letter written by the vice president of the Tea Party Solutions who blames President Obama for everything that is wrong in America since his first election in 2008. All our president is trying to do is improve the status of hard working Americans who were never privileged enough to have had health insurance for themselves or their families. Calling our president dishonest because he will not bend over backward to help the Tea Party is what I like about a thinking leader. Non believers must get over the fact that who you so readily call liar in chief has done more to help the working class families than our previous administration. Most people that I know that like their health plan are keeping their health plan and most people that I know who like their doctors are keeping their doctors and for most of the years as members of a health plan we have seen minimal increases in their premiums. When people say this is not true then they havent been paying attention to what is going on in the real world where our government should not be blamed for trying to help those that elected him. I feel that if more people tried to help our government do its job to take care of all Americans our country would be better off. Drinking too much tea is bad for your health. Jerry Segovis, Ocala Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. Theres a scene in the movie Back to the Future where Doc Brown, in 1955, laments to a picture of Thomas Edison that he cant create enough electricity to send his time machine back to 1985. But even Christopher Lloyd in the movie probably never envisoned that Toms original light bulb would go the way of the dinosaur. Government, particularly the feds, does all sorts of things to us. It imposes taxes we dont want, it mandates health care that many of us dont want, it moves holidays around at its own whim to get extra days off, not necessarily to honor anyone, it restricts things communities can do with their roads, with their water, etc. Thats why it shouldnt come as a surprise that it is mandating what type of light bulbs we use. Now we have to go to halogen or those twisty things that are labeled so confusingly that you cant tell what youre getting. The old incandescent light bulbs, especially the 40 and 60-watt sizes, can no longer be imported or manufactured in the U.S. as of Jan. 1. When the store shelves run out of your favorites, guess what? Unless youre a romantic who wants to see by candlelight, you have to go with the newer bulbs, or fluorescent lights. Youll still have varying sizes, and there was one story that said that three-way bulbs will still be available in the new style, but forget the old ones theyre history. Not too long ago, when these twisted bulbs came out, not knowing any better, I replaced the three in my bathroom with three of the new ones of the same Lights go out on Edisons invention Among Friends Jim Clark wattage. Within moments, I heard what sounded like a sizzling sound and I turned the switch off immediately. How was I to know back then that the new ones were a lot more powerful than the old ones, and just one would have done the trick. The environmentalists who are pushing these (arent they pushing everything?) say that well save money because the newer bulbs will last longer. Of course, the new bulbs are a lot more expensive, so it will take a college algebra major to figure out if you really will save money or not. There was already evidence last week that people were hoarding light bulbs, of all things. Its a case of government ramming something down our throats again, and of people fighting to keep new things from entering their lives. I just saw a TV commercial for one of those battery-powered, wall-mounted non-electric lights that you push to get things illuminated. I wonder if I can get enough of them to light my house? Meanwhile, Im trying to remember where we put those candles. They might come in handy.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 Ihope it was not true for others, but 2013 was not a banner year for me well, not a super banner year anyway. I know lots of those reading this know what I mean. Life throws curves at us; and I cannot even hit wellthrown balls, so I was out of the batters box for a while until I realized that I have to hit the curve balls if I want to score in life. I worked on my attitude and found the answer within myself. I can only control me so I shook off the doldrums and set out to find my answers. My dad always said, God never gives you more to handle than He knows you can handle. I remember answering at one time, Well, I wish He didnt think so much of me because I am tired of handling things. I did not mean that in a sacrilegious way just plain fact. I love people, and I enjoy making others happy, Out with the old and in with the new a good idea Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett Nothing could herald a Happy New Year better than an adorable little 5 year old playing with a frisky puppy. Gavin Krauth enjoys playing happily with Baby Bear in his grandparents' (Fred And Pat Krauth) yard on New Year's Eve. Maybe a forecast of a great year 2014! Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 7

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Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jag ger s 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Mic hel Northsea 854-3986 Adver tising Sales T om Rapplean 352-564-2957 Regional Manag er John Pro vost 352-563-6363 Deadline for ne ws : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 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 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Romantic aspects are high at this time for single Lambs looking for love. Warm and fuzzy feelings also are at enhanced levels for Rams and Ewes in paired relationships. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week favors what Taureans dote on namely, love and money. Look for more meaningful relationships for both singles and pairs, as well as an improved financial outlook. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) All lingering shreds of that recent bout with boredom are dissipated as you eagerly accept a challenging offer. Your positive mood persuades others to join you in this venture. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might need validation for a possible solution to a situation involving someone close to you. Consider asking a trusted friend or relative to help you with this problem. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Investigate carefully before agreeing to assist a friend or colleague with a problem. There might be hidden factors that could emerge later that will create problems for you. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Your decision to work with an associate rather than go it alone, as you first proposed, brings an unexpected bonus. Be careful not to be judgmental. Allow for free and open discussion. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) A loved ones health problem could, once again, make demands on your time and attention. But this time, make some demands of your own, and insist that others help. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good time for the traditionally staid Scorpion to plan adjustments in your day-today schedules. Be more flexible and allow for more impromptu, off-thecuff actions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Avoid creating unnecessary fuss over a situation you dont approve of. If its going to work, it will do so despite your objections. If it fails, it will do so without a push from you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Working with a trusted colleague could open your mind to exploring some considerations you previously dismissed out of hand. The weekend brings news from a loved one. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resolving a recent problem leaves you in a good position to strengthen your influence on how things get done. But continue to encourage ideas from others. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A new friend suggests an interesting opportunity. But check it out before you snap at it. It might be a good deal for some but it might not work in helping you. Tuesday, Jan. 14 Mac us ers to m eetOcala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visit the groups website at http://ocalamug.org for the topics to be presented at this months meeting and the workshop scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m.Thursday, Jan. 16 Air Force group to m eetThe Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will hold its January meeting on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. All are welcome. For more information, contact Mike Emig at 352854-8328.Saturday, Jan. 18 Party in the ParkOur Redeemer Lutheran Church will hold Party in the Park on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall and grounds. There will be free admission, a live band, free food and games and is open to the public. There will be hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, drinks, chips, desserts, face painting, a bounce house and games for adults and children. Our Redeemer is at 5200 S.W. College Road (State Road 200). Phone is 352-237-2233.Sunday, Jan. 19 Cham ber Mus ic Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society is pleased to welcome Collision, a saxophone quartet from the University of Florida, on Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. at Ocalas Queen of Peace Church, 6645 SW State Road 200 in Ocala. The group will be playing original music for saxophone as well as more traditional chamber music arranged specifically for saxophone. The immense popularity of the saxophone group is due largely to the variety of sound capabilities of the saxophone; from sweet, gentle, or bold to soulful and playful. Marion Chamber Music Concerts are always free of charge. For more information call 352-867-1340 or visit the website: marionchambermusic.com. Saturday, Jan. 25 Flea Mark et at St. JudeSt. Jude Catholic Community will be having another open flea market on Saturday, Jan. 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will start receiving donations for the sale immediately. Please clean out your closets and bring items that are clean and in good/excellent condition to the church hall. We cannot accept TVs as donations. Space rentals are available for an 8 x 8 space to sell your own items. Inside space is $20; outside is $15. St. Jude is at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. For more information please call Midge at 352-203-7182 or Linda at 352-209-4724. Please join us for a fun day.Monday, Jan. 27 School ref erendum dis cussionThe League of Women Voters of Marion County will conduct a meeting concerning The School Referendum on Monday, Jan. 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Ocala Police Dept. Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala. Speakers will be Ray Seaman and Nancy Noonan, co-founders of Marions United for Education. The event is free and open to the public.Tuesday, Jan. 28 Breas t cancer s upport group m eetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, at 1 p.m. in the Chapel, Room 235. We are not meeting on Dec. 31, so our next meeting will be Jan. 28. At this meeting we will have a trainer give us a demonstration of Tai Chi as well as participation in this activity and an explanation of the benefits of Tai Chi for breast cancer survivors. Hope to see you all in the New Year. Wednesday, Jan. 29 Y outh s occer regis trationJoy Evangelical Lutheran Church is now ready for some spring soccer! They are looking for boys and girls from kindergarten through 6th grade to register for this fun and encouraging sports experience. Players may register at the church office beginning Wednesday, Jan. 29 through Saturday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The registration fee is $65 per child, which includes a reversible jersey, water bottle, socks, car magnet and an end-of-season reward. Scholarships are available. All players must attend one soccer evaluation that promotes equal and competitive teams as well as a substitution system, to complete the registration process Practice begins Tuesday, Feb. 18. The first game is scheduled for Saturday, March 1. All events will occur at Hope Field at Joy Lutheran Church. So get your child registered to learn the skills of the game and an opportunity to experience good sportsmanship. Volunteers are needed to help with coaching, registering the participants and organizing the players. For more information, contact Pastor Ed Holloway at 352-854-4509 ext. 223, or Fran Johnson at 352-8544509 ext. 221. Joy Evangelical Lutheran Church is at 7045 SW 83rd Place at State Road 200, Ocala. Saturday, Feb. 1 Chair yoga at Freedom LibraryChair yoga will take place at the Freedom Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Move safely, learn better breathing habits and excellent posture. No pre-registration necessary. For information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Sunday, Feb. 2 Mus icale at Firs t CongregationalThe annual Sunday Afternoon Musicale variety show will take place on Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 7171 SW State Road 200. Church members and friends will sing, dance and play their way through an afternoon of music and fun. Admission is free, but an offering will be taken to help support our music program. The Choir will sing a medley of Jerome Kern songs and the Bell-Choir will perform a novelty number. There will be a variety of solos, duets and instrumentals to entertain you. Wednesday, Feb. 5 College pres ents d inner theaterThe College of Central Florida Foundation will present its 16th annual Dinner Theatre production, Theres a Burglar in My Bed by Michael Parker, Feb. 5-9 in the Webber Center at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. Evening performances, Wednesday through Sunday, begin with dinner at 5:45 p.m. Matinee performances, Saturday and Sunday, will serve lunch at 12:15 p.m. Doors open 15 minutes prior to the scheduled meal times. A full schedule is available at www.cf.edu/foundation, then Events. Tickets range from $55 to $60 and guests can also reserve an entire table. Theres a Burglar in My Bed is a farce about the world famous Worthington necklace. The trysts, the plans and counter-plans all take place at the Worthingtons 200-acre Massachusetts estate with its 26bedroom mansion. This years production benefits CF Fine Arts programs and college educational programs through the CF Foundation. For more information or for tickets, call Laura Wright at 352-854-2322, ext. 1416. To sponsor a table, contact the CF Foundation at 352-854-2322, ext. 1689. Saturday, Feb. 15 Valentine Day Dance at St. JudeSt. Jude Marion Oaks Knights of Columbus Council 15644 are having their first Valentines Day Dance on Saturday, Feb. 15, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the St. Jude Catholic Community Parish Hall, 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. There will be music, hors doeuvres and dancing. Seating is limited. Tickets are $10 per person and are available after the Sunday Masses or by calling Ron at 352-861-1373, Joe at 352307-3848 or Ed at 352-861-6720. Open auditions will be held on Monday, Jan. 20 and Tuesday, Jan. 21 for the youth production of William Shakespeares The Comedy of Errors. In this classic farce, two sets of estranged twins, separated at birth, find themselves in the same city 25 years later with hilarious consequences. A series of mistaken identities, assumed personas, and wild mishaps bring a family crisis (so complicated that time itself loses the plot) into heartwarming focus. Fortunately the audience is always one step ahead! Students must be 10-18 to audition. We will be casting 12 students. Those auditioning should prepare a one-minute comedic monologue (Shakespearean piece not required, but appreciated) and be prepared to read from the script. Tuition for this performance camp is $100. ScholarYouth production auditions set at Civic Theatre ships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Rehearsals are Monday through Friday, January 27 to March 7, from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. There will be six performances on the outdoor stage behind the Theatre: Saturday, March 8 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; Sunday, March 9 at 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; and Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 p.m. To learn more about or register for any other Winter/Spring 2014 classes, you can download the class schedule and registration form (including dates, times, descriptions, and fees) at www.ocalacivictheatre.com, or pick up a brochure at the Theatre. Registration forms may be turned in to the box office, faxed to (352) 236-0927, or mailed to 4337 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, FL, 34470. For more information, call (352) 236-2274. Ocala Civic Theatre, located at 4337 East Silver Springs Boulevard (State Road 40) in the Appleton Cultural Center, produces more than 12 fully staged, professional-quality live performances each season and also hosts touring companies. The Theatre is volunteer-based and is one of the largest community theatres in the state, serving almost 70,000 Marion, Citrus and Lake County residents each season and reaching more than 1,000 students ages 4-18 year-round through the Education Department. Ocala Civic Theatre is designated as a not-for-profit, 501(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com

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You still have time to get your tickets from either Charlotte Payne or Carol Sjogren. Come join in all the festivities of this grand occasion. Ladies, this Friday is the monthly luncheon. We will meet at the Olive Garden Restaurant at noon. Reservations must be made today by calling Maryanne Ellner We had a great turnout last month, so lets get this year started with a good crowd. With the beginning of a New Y ear, many of us will resolve to exercise more. You can do this at our clubhouse. There is an exercise class each Monday Wednesday and Friday at 9 a.m. If you prefer dancing, then join the line dance class, conducted by Marlene Cigrand each Thursday night at 7 p.m. Maybe you dont want to ex ercise, but would like to get out of the house for an evening of fun. How about bingo? Bingo is played at the clubhouse twice each month: the second and fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. How about Bunco? Join the group at 7 p.m. this Wednesday (01/08). There are other activities, such as water color painting, Mah Jongg, poker, ceramics, and a Friday night card playing gathering. Im sure you can find an activity that is of interest to you. Please note: the QMPOA monthly meetings have been changed. Beginning Jan. 13, the meetings will be held on the second Monday at 6 p.m. By changing to an evening meeting time, perhaps more will be able to attend. A re mind er ab ou t Quail M ead ow s mo rt ga ge bu rning par ty Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage does not allow any pets in our domicile. Something about cleaning up their mess and fleas and other things that I cannot recall. When our last child moved out of the house so did all pets. They are now just fond memories, at least on my side. So no pets are roaming around our house but I do have a variety of pet peeves. My wife graciously allows me to keep my pet peeves as long as I keep them to myself and that they do not mess up the house. For the most part, I try to do that, but occasionally one of my pets escapes from its pen. A pet peeve that recently escaped from its cage is, people taking something out of context to prove their point. You can make anything say and mean anything you want it to say or mean. The politicians have perfected this art and I think it ought to remain within the confines of Washington, D.C. It always amazes me that politicians can virtually say the same thing to different crowds and have it mean different things to separate crowds. Nobody can twist and turn words like professional politician. Just think what these politicians could do if they put this great talent to benefit the people of the United States who elected them. Getting back to my pet peeve. Perhaps a few examples might help explain what I am talking about. In Pennsylvania, we have a saying that if you do not hear the whole thing you might just misunderstand what it is about and jump to the wrong conclusion. The saying goes like this, Throw Papa down the stairs... and if you stop here, Papa may go tumbling down the stairs. However, it is the end of that saying that changes the whole meaning of that phrase, ... his hat. If you focus on the first part of the phrase, you completely misunderstand what it is all about and poor old Papa will suffer the consequences. I wonder how many people have been thrown down the stairs because somebody just heard part of what was actually said. Another one has to do with my wife. We have been married for over 40 years and get along famously but every now and then she will say, Who do you think you are? The first time I heard this I was rather stunned. If I would take that question by itself and divorce it from its context, I might flounder in the sea of despondency. After all, if my wife of 40 something years does not know who I am, something is amiss. Perhaps, after all these years, she is losing it, whatever it is. On the other hand, after all these years she still cannot figure me out. I find that rather silly myself. I am a rather simple person. My wife has a different name for it, she calls it simpleton but it means the same, I think. I distinctly remember one time when she asked this question she caught me off guard and I reintroduced myself to her. Let me just say, I will never make that mistake again. Every so often, she will say in a voice loud enough for everybody in the house to hear, Somebody in this house is getting to be very messy. The first time I heard this I went through the house looking for that somebody not knowing that it was me. At least I am somebody in this house, which is better than, Who do you think you are? It is important to put everything together and in context. Perhaps the most ridiculous example of this is people quoting the Bible. It always amazes me that those who claim the Bible is not really true, always cite the Bible to prove their point. Those who pick out fragments of the Bible to prove their point are rather pathetic. Who has not heard somebody quote Matthew 7:1? Judge not, that ye be not judged. From that, they conclude that Jesus does not want us to judge anybody for anything. If they took the pains to read a few more verses they would find out that they are completely misunderstanding what Jesus is talking about. I have yet to hear somebody pull out Hebrews 12:6, For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. It sort of sounds like judging to me. If somebody wants to excuse something they are doing, they will invariably pull some phrase out of the Bible, always out of context, and hide behind it. It would be like a two hundred pound man hiding behind a golf club thinking nobody can see him. When our grandchildren were younger, they thought if they closed their eyes, we could not see them. Just because they could not see did not mean we could not see. That is OK for small children but when it comes into adulthood, it is quite silly. Jesus also said, Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eyes; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brothers eye (Matthew 7:5). I have read my Bible over one hundred times throughout my life and I have learned one basic truth that goes along with this. True love always judges without being judgmental.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. His web site is www.jamessnyderministries.com. To judge or not to judge that is the dilemma Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder College Park Church adds serviceCollege Park Church is pleased to announce that on Sunday, Jan. 12, it will be going to two services. The day of worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. with a traditional style service featuring many of the great hymns that are known and loved by many. Sunday school classes will immediately follow the traditional service. Then a new casual style service will begin at 11:15 a.m. called Cross Training at College Park Church. It will feature the contemporary praise and worship songs of today lead by the College Park Church praise and worship band. The ministry staff of College Park Church includes senior pastor Dr. James L Fleming, associate pastor and youth minister Keith Mitchell, and worship leader Kelly McVey. The church is non-denominational Christian in theology and practice, but is not an independent church. The congregation is vitally connected with 2,300 other congregations whose general offices are in Anderson, Indiana. College Park Church of God is at 3140 SW 26th St., Ocala, (right across the street from the CF bookstore). The office phone number is 352-237-2247 and church website is www.collegeparkchog.org. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKFirst Friday Art WalkTwo Appleton Museum employees were among the few who braved chilly temperatures last Friday night on the downtown square. Claudia Long, an art teacher, and Art Farina, public safety, warmly greeted some of the passers-by. The Public Education Foundation of Marion County will host the annual Classic weekend Jan. 17-19 at the Country Club of Ocala. This annual event raises college funds for local low-income and at-risk youth in the Take Stock in Children program. A partnership with the Rotary Club of Metropolitan Ocala, the Classic weekend of events includes the Moot Thomas Golf Scramble on Friday, Jan. 17, the Sneakers and Smores 5K Run/Walk on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 18, and the two-day Memorial golf tournament on Jan. 18 and 19. Since 1996, the Classic weekend has raised over $1.2 million dollars in scholarships for deserving students in the Take Stock in Children program. Through the upcoming events, the program hopes to raise muchneeded funds to provide scholarships for 10 additional students. With rising tuition costs and significant increases of other college-related expenses, students are struggling more than ever to achieve their dreams of a college education. Take Stock in Children of Marion County currently serves more than 145 students in grades 9-12 annually. A newly-added event to the traditional classic is the Sneakers and Smores 5K Run/Walk which is open to all individuals, families, companies and local organizations. School teams are encouraged and a special prize will be awarded to the school with the most participants. The 5k features family-friendly activities, giveaways, and a kids dash. Registration for the 5K is $25 per person, with all proceeds going to raise smore scholarships for Take Stock in Children. The Public Education Foundation seeks participants, volunteers and sponsors for the upcoming Classic weekend. To learn how you can support the Take Stock in Children program and participate in the Classic events, please call 352-671-4167 or visit www.pefmc.org. Fundraiser scheduled for Take Stock in Children BY JASON ALDERMAN Special to the MessengerAnyone who's bought groceries, filled their gas tank or paid insurance premiums recently would probably be surprised to learn that, according to Department of Labor's Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U), the rate of inflation is relatively flat only 1.2 percent from September 2012 to September 2013. That's bad news for people who were hoping to boost their contributions to an IRA, 401(k) plan or other tax-advantaged retirement savings accounts, since the IRS uses the CPI-U's September year-over-year performance to determine whether or not to make cost-of-living adjustments to many of the retirement contributions you and your employer can make in the following year. Here are highlights of what will and won't change in 2014: Defined contribution plans. The maximum allowable annual contribution you can make to a workplace 401(k), 403(b), 457(b) or federal Thrift Savings plan remains unchanged at $17,500. Keep in mind these additional factors: People over 50 can also make an additional $5,500 in catch-up contributions (unchanged from 2013). The annual limit for combined employee and employer contributions increased by $1,000 to $52,000. Because your plan may limit the percentage of pay you can contribute, your maximum contribution may actually be less. (For example, if the maximum contribution is 10 percent of pay and you earn $60,000, you could only contribute $6,000.) Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). The maximum annual contribution to IRAs remains the same at $5,500 (plus an additional $1,000 if 50 or older also unchanged from 2013). Maximum contributions to traditional IRAs are not impacted by personal income, but if your modified adjusted gross income (AGI) exceeds certain limits, the maximum amount you can contribute to a Roth IRA gradually phases out: For singles/heads of households the phase-out AGI range is $114,000 to $129,000 (increased from 2013's $112,000 to $127,000 range). Above $129,000, you cannot contribute to a Roth. For married couples filing jointly, the range is $181,000 to $191,000 (up from $178,000 to $188,000). Keep in mind these rules for deducting traditional IRA contributions on your federal tax return: If you're single, a head of household, a qualifying widow(er) or married and neither spouse is covered by an employer-provided retirement plan, you can deduct the full IRA contribution, regardless of income. If you are covered by an employer plan and are single/head of household, the tax deduction phases out for AGI between $60,000 and $70,000 (up from $59,000 to $69,000 in 2013); if married and filing jointly, the phase-out range is $96,000 to $116,000 (up from $95,000 to $115,000). If you're married and aren't covered by an employer plan but your spouse is, the IRA deduction is phased out if your combined AGI is between $181,000 and $191,000 (up from $178,000 to $188,000). For more details, read IRS Publication 590 at www.irs.gov. Retirement plan limits largely unchanged for this year

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The city went to the county just a few months ago, although the project was announced in the media in December 2012. City officials said that for tax purposes, the county would own the stadium, which would then be leased back to the Yankees. The project also involved the construction of some new roads, and the purchase of some land at the 42nd Street flyover, by the city, where a new road would intersect. Council President John McCleod read a letter from Tony Bruno of the Yankees, in which Bruno pointed out that the project had, according to him, encountered unexpected opposition. He therefore asked that the current proposal be withdrawn but said he would be happy to consider other proposals in the future. The council members present voted unanimously to suspend the agreement, and then authorized McLeod to appear before the County Commission the next day, Jan. 7, to advise them that it was no longer necessary to proceed with the ordinances authorizing a referendum, and also that a proposed ordinance allowing alcohol sales was not needed. They city also halted the purchase of the land near the flyover. Council member Mary Rich and Mayor Kent Guinn did not attend the noon meeting. The city said it had spent about $300,000 on the project, money that could not be recovered. Councilman Brent Malever said the taxpayer money would have gone a long way to other things. After a short discussion on the fact that there would be a study of what could be done in the future, City Manager Matt Brower commented, There are lessons to be learned so we dont stumble again. The objections that surfaced in the county were not aimed at having a baseball team, but spending taxpayer money to fund a new stadium. The city had asked the county to put a half-percent sales tax on the ballot, but commissioners could not come up with an agreeable plan. At a work session held at the Livestock Pavilion, an overwhelming number of speakers were in favor of the project, with members of the business community and Chamber and Economic Partnership leading the way. However, at almost all the subsequent County Commission meetings, the feelings tilted the other way, with the majority of speakers talking against the project.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 8, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, January 8, 2014 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 000FYR5 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. 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This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! Hernando 55+ Comm 2BR/2BA. DW, 24X48, own lot, new carport. New AC, new stove & frig, inside wd hookup, wood floors, 2 screened porches, shed/ workshop, $55 mo. Association fee, heated pool & clubhouse, Cute! Must see! 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 plan or district shall be drawn with the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent; and districts shall not be drawn with the intent or result of denying or abridging the equal opportunity of racial or language minorities to participate in the political process. The legislatures first effort at district mapping in 2012 was rejected by the Florida Supreme Court, which found that the state Senate map was drawn to favor incumbents and rife with improper intent. The court made them rework it. Now, Floridas League of Women Voters (LWV) is in Leon County Circuit Court saying that the existing Senate mapping is still infected with intentional bias. In connection with the suit, they recently won an opinion from the Florida Supreme Court establishing that lawmakers can be made to testify about how they drew the new districts. Also, the LWV requested documents about the process but legislators say those documents were destroyed. The LWV insists that Florida voters should be up in arms about these missing records. We agree with Florida LWV president Dierdre Macnab, who wrote that its just another example of those in charge abusing their power and then hiding behind the lame excuse that they didnt know what they were doing. If the LWV prevails in the current lawsuit, lawmakers could have to redraw the districts again before the 2014 elections. It may be messy, but at least those involved would be held accountable and we need more of that. A better option? Political mapping should be in the hands of an independent commission, not legislators getting input from their party cronies.Citrus County Chronicle EDITORIALcontinued from Page 8 BASEBALLcontinued from Page 1 Happenings Saturday, Jan. 11 Ocala West serves breakfastOcala West United Methodist Church will hold a community-wide breakfast sponsored by the churchs Mens Club on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. All you care to eat for $5. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. Phone is 352-854-9550.Pancake breakfast at St. JudeThe Ladies Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus is hosting an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 7 to 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall at 443 Marion Oaks Drive in Marion Oaks. The price is $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 to 12. Children age 2 and under eat free. The menu consists of pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea, juice and milk. Everyone is welcome to join us.Gospel music at JoyThe Jacob Brothers Gospel Music Trio will perform at Joy Lutheran Church on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The Jacob BrothersBob and Mike Jacobs and Mike Lawyer are gospel veterans and have been dedicated to the ministry spreading the Gospel through music since 1962. They have traveled extensively and produced more than 50 albums. For an unforgettable experience, with a program of versatility in gospel music, do not miss this event. A free-will offering will asked at this program. Joy Lutheran Church is on Southwest State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information, call 352-854-4509 ext 221. Magic show scheduledBrian LaPalme, the award-winning, world renowned magician, is bringing his magic show to First Congregational United Church of Christ, for a fundraiser, on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. LaPalme has entertained thousands of children and adults during a career that spans four decades. His magic shows garner rave reviews, and this is sure to be one performance you wont want to miss. Ticket prices are $3 for children 12 and under; adults $6. Refreshments will be available at intermission. To purchase tickets, please call 352-598-6272, or 352-237-3035. If available, tickets may be purchased at the door. First Congregational Church is at 7171 SW State Road 200.Dueling Pianos at Circle SquareExperience the Dueling Pianos Interactive Dance Party at Circle Square Cultural Center on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. This high-energy, rock n roll sing-a-long dance party is a performance with an edge. It will get you out of your seat and on your feet. The Rockin Piano players perform popular hits from every era imaginable. From Elvis to Lady Gaga and Neil Diamond to AC/DC, they have it covered. Other popular selections are Billy Joel, Blink 182, Journey, Elton John, Bon Jovi and much more. Not only can the Rockin Piano players perform thousands of songs at the drop of a hat, but they also possess comedic timing and have the personality to engage and influence audience participation. The Rockin Piano players act includes a state of the art light show and with an open dance floor the party will start and the energy level will be up for the entire show. Remember to wear your dancing shoes and get out of your seat and enjoy a night filled with dancing, singing and having fun. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Tickets are $14. For more information on the 2014 Entertainment Series including dates, performers and ticket prices, visit our website at www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.Sunday, Jan. 12 Arts at Countryside with pianistOur next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside will take place on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Dominic Muzzi is a classical trained pianist who started lessons at age 4. Currently 19, he is a sophomore at the College of Music at Florida State University pursuing his bachelors degree in Piano Performance. He was the 2012 Winner of the Teachers National Associations Senior Piano competition for the state of Florida, finalist in the Ocala Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition as well as many other awards in the state and county. He has accompanied many choirs, plays in chamber ensembles, piano quintets and is much in demand. Dominic will be performing works by Beethoven, Liszt, Scarletti and Alberto Ginastera. Admission is free with a freewill offering. For information, call the church office at 352-237-4633.Jews in the Civil WarCongregation Beth Israel of Ocala invites the community to a special program entitled Jews in the Civil War to be held on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 7171 State Road 200 in Ocala. This fascinating topic will be presented by Channah Zimmerman who will relate, dramatize and chronicle the history of the Jews during the Civil War era from both sides of the conflict. Tickets are $8 per person and also include refreshments. Tickets may be purchased from Judi (352-2378277) Sonia (352-307-3662) or Estelle (352-861-2452). This program is partially funded by the Jewish Council of North Central Florida. For further information please call Judi (352-2378277) or visit our Website bethisraelocala.org. Congregation Beth Israel is a Reconstructionist Community in association with the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. We are a liberal, progressive, inclusive Jewish community serving the needs of Marion County and surrounding areas.

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INDEX Quail Meadow......3 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..5 Stone Creek........6 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 42 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, January 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 1918 SW 17th St. Ocala 352-401-0808btnfrnfnbtrnnbfrrbfbbfnn nfn! fb"nrtnrb 000H0FA 13 CADILLAC CTS SEDAN LUXURY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2609 . . $22,880 . . . $339 13 CHEVROLET CRUZE LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2508 . . $13,880 . . . $199 13 CHEVROLET IMPALA LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2622 . . $14,880 . . . $225 13 CHEVROLET SPARK LT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2571 . . $10,880 . . . $159 13 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA SPORT LT LEATHER/DEV . . M2614 . . $14,880 . . . $225 14 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . M2628 . . $32,880 13 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500 LT V8 . . . . . . . . . . . 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M2613 13 FORD EXPLORER LIMITED $26,880 M2597 13 FORD F-150 CREW CAB $22,880 $ 339 /mo. $ 339 /mo. M2462 12 HONDA PILOT EX-L $23,880 M2488 $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2606 14 KIA SORENTO $21,880 $ 329 /mo. $ 329 /mo. M2607 13 HYUNDAI SANTE FE SPORT 13 LINCOLN MKZ V6 $25,880 M2561 13 MINI COOPER COUPE S $19,880 $ 299 /mo. $ 299 /mo. M2528 13 NISSAN MAXIMAS S $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2399 MONROOF LEATHER 13 NISSAN TITAN SV $21,880 $ 329 /mo. $ 329 /mo. M2550 13 RAM 1500 SLT V8 $20,880 $ 314 /mo. $ 314 /mo. M2568 13 TOYOTA CAMRY LE $15,880 $ 239 /mo. $ 239 /mo. M2635 $32,880 M2552 13 TOYOTA SEQUOIA SR5 13 TOYOTA TUNDRA $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2576 13 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT $12,880 $ 189 /mo. $ 189 /mo. M2648 13 VOLVO XC60 $25,880 M2542 PHOTO BY CATHY DONOHUEPolar Bears at Ocala PalmsThe Ocala Palms Polar Bear Club took its annual New Years Day plunge into the pool. The water was cold, the weather cool and rainy but in spite of this they kept up with the tradition. The brave souls pictured here are, left to right, Doc Horner, Warren Grund, Ellen Walters hiding behind her husband Fred, Neal Cunningham, Ceil Cunningham, Jack Neal, Jim OHalloran, Erin OHalloran, Elaine Hannaman, and Sue Grund. State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong, received his annual flu shot last Friday at the Florida Department of Health in Marion County and demonstrated that it is not too late for Floridians to be vaccinated against the flu. The Department recommends that all Floridians 6 months of age and older receive a flu shot each year. With peak flu season approaching, it is not too late to get your flu shot, said Dr. Armstrong. Anyone can get the flu, and vaccination is the single best way to protect against flu for Floridas kids, adults, and families. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctors offices, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, and health centers, and through many employers and schools. Check with your physician, your local county health department or www.floridahealth.gov to search for a location to receive a flu vaccine. Key facts: The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu this season. If you get the flu vaccine, you are 60 percent less likely to need treatment for the flu by a healthcare professional. Getting the vaccine has been shown to offer substantial benefits, including less illness, antibiotic use, time lost from work, hospitalizations, and deaths. During the 2012 2013 flu season, it is estimated that 56.6 percent of children ages 6 months to 17 years and 41.5 percent of adults age 18 and up received the vaccine in the United States. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the body to develop antibodies that provide protection against influenza virus infection. In the meantime, you are still at risk for getting the flu. That is why it is better to get vaccinated early in the fall, before the flu season gets under way. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated due to the increased risk of complications associated with contracting the flu while pregnant. The Department has received several reports of pregnant women with influenza-like illness from around the state. The flu vaccination is safe and will protect against the flu for mothers, unborn babies, and newborns during the first months after birth. Fla. surgeon general gets flu shot at Marion office Amy Reilly, Senior Community Health Nurse Supervisor for the Florida Department of Health in Marion County is pictured above with State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Dr. John Armstrong. A Ford F-250 pickup truck left the road and overturned, coming to rest on its side against a severed concrete power pole carrying 7,200 volts in Ocala Thursday morning last week. Firefighters responded to a 911 call at 4:47. The first engine company, rescue vehicle and battalion chief to arrive on scene were dispatched from a fire station just down the road, located just east on Southwest 20th Street. According to Battalion Chief Mark McEarchern, firefighters used several sets of hydraulic extrication equipment and hand tools to safely remove the two heavily entrapped occupants, both teenagers. Firefighters remained on scene for more than five hours. It took almost two hours to extricate one occupant, and to 2 hours 39 minutes to remove the second occupant. A trauma surgeon was brought to the scene for consultation from Ocala Regional Medical Center. Both patients are in critical condition at the time it was written. In total, 17 firefighters responded to the scene including a fire department chaplain. Heavy equipment trucks from Ocala Utility Services were called to the scene to stabilize the severed pole and de-energize the wires while firefighters worked below the power lines. Up to27 businesses were affected and without electric for a period of time. Pickup truck accident injures two teen-agers OCALA FIRE RESCUE PHOTOCity firefighters work to free two trapped young men in an accident on Southwest 20th Street. BY JIM CLARK EditorThe prospects for professional baseball in Ocala grew dim Monday as the New York Yankees asked for suspension of their agreement, asking that the current proposal be withdrawn. There is a possibility that, if a financing proposal is evident by April 2, the agreement could be reinstated, but indications are that such a plan is unlikely. For more than two years, the city and the Yankees had discussed moving the Florida State League Tampa Yankees from Hillsborough County to Ocala. With no facility available, that move would have required the purchase of land and the building of a Minor League stadium. The site chosen was adjacent to Interstate 75, just off State Road 200 in the Heath Brook area. 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