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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..6 Opinion................8 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 44 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, January 22, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 1918 SW 17th St. Ocala 352-401-0808btnfrnfnbtrnnbfrrbfbbfnn nfn! "# $fb%nrtnrb 000H0FF 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 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 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 $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 NISSAN MAXIMAS S $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2399 MOONROOF LEATHER 13 NISSAN TITAN SV $21,880 $ 329 /mo. $ 329 /mo. M2550 13 RAM 1500 SLT V8 $20,880 $ 314 /mo. $ 314 /mo. M2568 $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 13 TOYOTA CAMRY LE $15,880 $ 239 /mo. $ 239 /mo. M2635 14 CHEVROLET SILVERADO $28,880 M2644 CREW V8 13 CADILLAC XTS PREMIUM 13 CADILLAC SRX LUXURY $31,880 M2523 $32,880 M2671 Residents have a hot time in Quail Meadow Community burns clubhouse mortgage BY CAROLYN SLOCUMB Special to the MessengerFabulous! Fantastic! Great! Stupendous! Outstanding! All words heard describing the Mortgage Burning Blow-out Party! What an absolutely wonderful evening in Quail Meadow. The weather looked threatening, but smiled upon us for the outdoor portion of the gathering the rain came later! The evening began with everyone all 113 of us gathered outside the clubhouse for prayer, the pledge to the flag, singing of The Star Spangled Banner, speeches, and the burning of the mortgage. Benny Bachand, QMRPOA president, introduced the special guests and residents who would be participating in the ceremonies which began with an opening prayer by the Rev. Bill Harrel a QM resident. This was followed with the Pledge to the Flag; after which the Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet led in singing The Star Spangled Banner. Paul Ruppe, who was one of the original residents, and an active participant in securing the mortgage, gave a brief history on the acquisition of the clubhouse and how the mortgage was obtained. He paid special tribute to Clint and Kathy Voss, Dick Payne, and Cal Wright. He recalled how Clint knew everyone in Ocala, even the head of a bank where they were able to obtain the mortgage at a reasonable interest rate. This was followed with the burning of the mortgage papers: Paul Ruppe set fire to the first page. This was followed with the current and former QMRPOA presidents/officers: Benny Bachand, Lil Carie, Cheryl Nowak, Dave Yoders, Frank Christopher and Paul Haupt. Following the burning, Rev. Harrel invoked a special prayer of blessing for the clubhouse and all those who live in Quail Meadow. By this time, we were ready to eat! QM residents are always ready for food! There was a fabulous buffet style appetizer table ready for us to sample; this The fire for the mortgage burning is built. Benny Bachand and Paul Ruppe. One, two, three, kick! The party continued inside with various activities, including this Conga line. Please see MORTGAGE, Page 5 PHOTO BY RON RATNEROak Run fireThe car and the garage door show some of the damage from a fire in Oak Run on 117th Loop last week. Neither of the people at home was injured. United Way of Marion County will offer free income tax preparation through a variety of VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) locations starting this week. Marion County residents are encouraged to get 100 percent of their return back. Please call 2-1-1 to make an appointment. All volunteers providing tax assistance are trained by the Internal Revenue Service. Residents will need to bring the following information with them: Government issued photo ID Valid Social Security cards, ITN numbers, and birth dates for taxpayer, spouse, and all dependents All wage and income statements (example: W-2, W-2G, 1099R forms) Interest and dividend statements from financial institutions (Form 1099) if applicable A copy of last years federal tax return Proof of day care expenses including: providers name, address and federal identification number For direct deposit of refund bring checking/savings account and routing numbers If married and filing a joint return, both spouses must come to the VITA site. Volunteers will not prepare Schedule D (complex), Schedule E, request for Social Security Numbers, Employee Business Expenses, Moving Expenses, Nondeductible IRA, or Minor Investment Income. For more information, contact Marhsa Holloway at 352-732-9696 ext. 215. United Way of Marion County offers free income tax preparation program

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11 TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10 WORDS $5.12 + 44 A WORD (Includes Online) = TOT ALFor 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... STUMP GRINDINGCALL JIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (800) 478-8679 Car egiver/Aide/ Companion/Errands /T ransportation Beth 352-861-9548 CHR YSLER2012 T own & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor ramp and tie downs Call T om for more info 352-325-1306 FORD2010 F150 Platinum Supercrew, 4x4, 40900 miles, black, leather, navigation, rear view camera, tow package, excellent condition, $14900, trde@net scape.com BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real est ate advertising in this newsp aper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limit ation or discrimination based on race, color religion, sex, handicap, familial st atus or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limit ation or discrimination. Familial st atus includes children under the age of 18 living with p arent s or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newsp aper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real est ate which is in violation of the law Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newsp aper 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 imp aired is 1-800-927-9275. T ax Accountant2 5 yrs. Business T ax Exp. ,CP A preferred Qualified Persons Send Resume to Cpa.r esume.sear ch @gmail.com GUN & KNIFE SHOWBROOKSVILLE HSC CLUBSat. Jan. 25th 9a-5p Sun. Jan. 26th 9a-4p HERNANDO COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Admission $6.00 (352) 799-3605 Her nando 55+ Comm 2BR/2BA. DW 24X48, own lot, new carport. New AC, new stove & frig, inside wd hookup, wood floors, 2 screened por ches, shed/ workshop, $55 mo. Association fee, heated pool & clubhouse, Cute! Must see! Must sell! $65,000 813-464-9858 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 LET US WORKFOR YOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403WEST MARIONMESSENGERCLASSIFIEDSGET RESULTS! LET USWORK FORYOU!CALL TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403West Marion Messenger Classifieds Get Results! 2Wednesday, January 22, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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 W ALK-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 Cr oss Blue Shield F eder al Insur ance pays total cost of 2 Mir ac le Ear Digital Hearing Aids. Federal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #111, or #112. Empir e Sta te Insur ance Plan pays f or total cost of 2 Mir ac le Ear Digital Hearing Aids Living in a 55+ community, some of us become new models. We have had a hip or knee replacement or some other part to make us a new model of our former self. Our former self may now be enhanced. Communities, over time, also evolve like the residents that reside within the community. Del Webb has conducted numerous focus groups and accumulated years of consumer feedback in order to continue to evolve as well. On Jan. 25, the sales office will unveil a new model park with new homes that will be available to prospective buyers. There are nine new floor plans and each plan can have a loft area increasing the space of the home. These plans include many of the Consumer-Inspired features which were shared during the aforementioned focus groups. Items such as ergonomically-correct raised dishwashers, relocating the microwave from over the range to a cabinet, larger Owners Entries from the garage into the home, and laundry rooms located closer to the Owners Bedroom are a few of the Consumer Inspired items included in these new home designs. There will be three new plans in the Garden Series Hill Crest (not modeled at Stone Creek, but modeled at Del Webb Orlando), Noir Coast (modeled with a loft), and Taft Street. These models will begin at 1,133 square feet and range to 2,188 square feet in the Taft Street with a loft. The Classic Series includes Abbeyville, Castle Rock, and Martin Ray, all modeled in various configurations at Stone Creek. These designs will range from 1,659 square feet to 3,016 square feet in the Martin Ray with a loft. The Estate Series starts at 2,384square feet in the Infinity, then the Pinnacle and ends with the Tangerly Oak at 3,282 square feet if you add the loft. The new plans will continue to include the option of the Save Solar System installed by Solar City. The first level of this solar energy will be free to the new home owners. The new model park will also feature a beautiful butterfly garden with bird houses and bird fountains. Just another way to enjoy the beauty of the area. One can go to the Del Webb Stone Creek website for an interactive showing of these models. Simply visit delwebb.com/stonecreek, click on the Home Designs tab on the left, navigate to your desired floor plan and then click on the Interactive Floor Plan Viewer banner. A new window will open and you will be able to configure the home with any of the numerous structural options available, reverse the handing of the home (garage on the left or right), and save or print your configuration. There is also an option to configure furniture with the Space Planner tab on Interactive Viewer! Whether you are a resident of Del Webb Stone Creek looking to change your home model, or you live outside of Stone Creek and want to be part of this great community, stop by on Jan. 25 to see these amazing new models. New models Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Bob Foisey explains the features of the model home to the Resident Ambassadors. Melissa Hill and Elaine Mulcher outside the entrance to the model park. Wednesday, Feb. 5 College presents dinner 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. 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. Friday, Feb. 7 Temples rummage saleTemple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala is holding a rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information call Shelly at 352-694-3655.Three-day coin showThe Ocala Coin Club presents its 70th anniversary annual coin show on Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at the On Top of the World Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be U.S. and foreign coins, paper money, supplies, jewelry, artifacts, scrap gold, ancient coins and much more. There will be free appraisals, buying and selling. There will be 65 dealers on site. Admission and parking are free, there will be free door prizes and a raffle for U.S. gold and silver coins. For information call 352-748-5225.Wednesday, Feb. 12 World Has Talent auditionsThe Circle Square Cultural Center will hold auditions on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 5th annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show. Auditions are open to individuals, duets, and groups and registration is on a first come, first served basis with no entry fee. Talented line dancers, magicians, comedians, story tellers, dancers, acrobats, singers and other amateur performers are encouraged to audition. Each performance will be allotted a 5-minute window to catch the interest of the judges and to secure a spot in the talent show. The top 10 finalists from the auditions will participate in The World Has Talent show on Saturday, May 5, at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Contestants will compete for the grand prize of $500, second prize of $250 and third prize of $150. Auditions will be Feb. 12 at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. For information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.

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Friday, Jan. 31 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 will have a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Jan. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. It is all you can eat with meatballs, bread, beverage, 25 item salad bar, and the cost is $7 per person and kids eat free. It will be held in the parish hall and no reservations are required.The Inspirations in concertFor 50 years, the Inspirations have brought the highest quality in Gospel Music to listeners all over the country. Members of this group have dedicated their lives and careers to the cause of Christ and Gospel Music. They stand for good moral character, strong work ethic, and Christian values and principles. They stand for God and His Word. The Inspirations sing from the heart, and are true to their Southern Gospel Quartet roots. They have been and continue to be highly successful at their calling and career, and they remain unchanged by the ever changing currents and trends that so easily sway the less dedicated. The Inspirations will be in concert on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at College Road Baptist Church, at 5010 SW College Road in Ocala. A $10 donation is requested at the door. Call 352-237-5741 for more information.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 Musicale at First 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. Light refreshments will be served following the program.Karen Peck, New River concertKaren Peck and New River will hold a super Sunday concert at 4 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St., off State Road 200. This 3-time Grammy Award Nominated and 2-time GMA Dove Award Winning Southern Gospel Group features Karens flawless, delightful soprano voice and has made its way into the hearts of Gospel Music lovers across the country and garnered an unprecedented 11 Favorite Soprano Fan Awards from the readers of The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Musics leading fan and trade publication. Karen, Susan and Jeff have also received many awards from other magazine publications and Internet publications. There is no admission charge to this exciting concert. A love offering will be received. For information call 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Memory is a beautiful thing, that is, when it is working. I must confess there are many times in which my memory is on some kind of a vacation. What I want to know is simply this, how do you know you have forgotten something if you have forgotten it? I do many things I cannot remember exactly why I do them. Behind everything I do is a reason for why I do it or those things that I do not do. I must confess I am quite a reasonable person along this line. Without memory, we can take many things for granted. We go through motions we do not know why we are going through them, we just go through them. Everybody says that when you get older your memory rather takes a backseat. That may be the case with me, I am not quite sure. I cannot remember. I must confess it is a great asset at times to have a memory failure. For instance, when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage accosts me and says, Did you remember...? She may have sent me to the grocery store to fetch something or she may have sent me, God forbid, to the mall to pick up something she ordered online. When she asked this question, I always respond by saying, I forgot, you know my memory is not what it used to be. It is an easy way to slither out of something I have forgotten to do. The older I get the more plausible this excuse is, I just cannot remember why. However, on those occasions when she is a little more exasperated than others at me she will say, Your memory never was what it used to be! What that means exactly I do not know. She probably told me sometime in the past, but right now, I simply cannot recall. I am perfectly happy just forgetting that for the time. Why is it I can remember things I do not want to remember and I cannot remember the things that I need to remember? For instance, I can remember the year my wife was born, but I can never recall the month or the day. As a good husband, I should reverse that, not remember the year and positively remember the month and day. Why is it when my wife is giving me a piece of her mind, all I can remember at the time is a funny incident that happened to me earlier that morning? Smiling at a time like that is not advantageous to a happy life of the husband. When she asks, What is so funny? I cannot tell her I was not listening to her but thinking about something else. My memory was jogged earlier this week when a certain incident happened at the Post Office. Anybody who knows me knows that I am not in any way shape or form a hugger. I am a firm believer in what the Bible says, the right hands of fellowship (Galatians 2:9). I am vigorous in this handshaking ceremony. That is about as far as it goes. I had quite forgotten my position along this line, or rather; I should say why I came to this position. Standing in a very long line at the post office at which time I was in somewhat of a hurry to get through a lady walked in. She looked at me and says, Oh, its so nice to see you. I havent seen you for a long time. Then she caught me off guard and gave me a hug. I did not know who this woman was; I could not remember ever seeing her before. With the way my memory is these days, I pretended as if she was a long-lost friend of mine. She chatted about stuff that really did not make any sense to me at the time. I smiled and nodded my head and chatted away to her about things I am sure did not mean anything to her. I was not really paying attention and as the line moved forward, something dawned on me. You know how it is when all of a sudden something hits you. Your vacationing memory comes home and unpacks. Well, that happened to me standing there in line. By the time I had figured out what had happened, it was too late to do anything about it. When she hugged me, she stepped in front of me and therefore was ahead of me in line. I had one of those aha moments but there was nothing I could do about it at the time. I had to swallow my pride, display a contagious smile across my face and take it like a man. A man who has been outwitted by some lady he had no idea who she was. I now remember why I do not do any hugging. I know all hugs are not equal but with the memory I have I do not remember the difference and I am not taking any more chances. Driving home from the Post Office, I remembered the wise words of King Solomon. The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9). If I could just remember that, I certainly would be OK.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. 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Wednesday, Jan. 22 Snapshot Day at Freedom LibraryLibraries across Florida join with the Florida Library Association in a solicitation of public input. Stop by Freedom Public Library anytime on Jan. 22 and let Friends volunteers know how our library is useful in your life. Do you come to borrow books? Obtain computer assistance? Attend programs? Heres your opportunity to share information about how, when and why you use your public library.Saturday, Jan. 25 African Violet Club meetsThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Brian Litz Substation, 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala. The club meets the fourth Saturday of each month except December. Our meetings are fun and informative. Delicious refreshments are served at each meeting and all guests are welcome. Please check the website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ or our facebook page.Worship Service at TimberRidge Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Camellia show to be heldPioneer Garden Club will hold its Small Standard Flower Show Camellias On The Green in conjunction with Ocala Camellia Societys annual Camellia Show on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. The show will be held at the Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thousands of blooms will be featured in the show.Freedom Library Friends to meetThe annual meeting of the Friends of Freedom Public Library is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the meeting room on Saturday, Jan. 25. The membership will vote on a new slate of officers for 2014. Following the business meeting, Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition, will speak on upcoming events impacting our community. Monday, Jan. 27 School referendum discussionThe 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 Breast cancer support group meetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 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.Wednesday, Jan. 29 Youth soccer registrationJoy 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. 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. Thursday, Jan. 30 Veteran aid seminarThe Harbor House at Ocala, 12080 S.W. 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The plane landed at an airport whose runway was only half the size of Bransons, and as a result the pilot had to jam on the brakes 500 feet short of an embankment that would have sent the plane tumbling onto a highway. People say that it happens more than we realize, but thats of little comfort. In this day and age of computer navigation, missing a target by seven miles doesnt seem possible. The next mistake took place in Cincinnati, but the fault is clearly evident. A drunk man had an argument with his wife, and in the house fired a gun into the air. The bullet went into the lung of his daughter, who was upstairs, and killed her. Hes facing all sorts of felony charges. Then there were the cases of ridiculous violence. In Wesley Chapel, about 50 or so miles south of here, a former Tampa policeman tried to get a man in front of him to stop texting in a movie theater. The man refused, they got into an argument, the man threw popcorn at the former Tampa officer, who then drew a gun and shot the man. No one died, fortunately. In Elkhart, Ind., a man went into a market and started shooting, killing two before being killed by Elkhart police. Quick response by the police is credited with saving lives. In New Mexico, a 12-year-old walked into his middle school gym and fired three shotgun blasts, hitting two students. He was captured and taken into custody. In Valparaiso, Indiana, a man who had been cut off on the Interstate chased the pickup truck in front of him and fired a shot through the window. The driver of the pickup was struck, but was able to keep control. The shooter was not apprehended. All of this happened last week. Get the picture? There are many people out of control in this country, and things dont appear to be getting better. Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN MURP HYED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Legalized mind-numbingBY BOB FRANKEN Special to the MessengerLets face it, I am one boring person and, as youll soon discover, a bit preachy sometimes. I dont drink, and Ive only tried weed twice in my entire life. The only reaction I had was to get thirsty. And I certainly dont need pot to get the munchies. Right now, you are probably asking yourself, Why bother even telling you this? Heres why: A lot of commentators who are musing about the spectacle of Colorados decriminalization of recreational marijuana find it necessary to begin their reflection by fondly reminiscing about their own mellow times getting stoned. Apparently they think it bestows credibility on them, as they ponder the long lines in Denver to buy newly legalized pot. Its now allowed in the state, but its still against federal law, and thats why a debate has lit up anew. Shouldnt it be treated like alcohol? The answer is, of course it should be. The restrictions against a drug that is clearly less harmful are clearly absurd, particularly when studies show that brutal penalties against violators are enforced much more harshly in Americas poor and minority communities. Alcohol is an addictive drug that is demonstrably more destructive to individual health and to society as a whole, its regulated and limited, but its sold to anyone who meets the age requirement. We should be able to lead our private lives as we want, as long as theres no danger to society. Of course there is plenty of danger, but we should be evenhanded. But here comes the preachy part: Why do we use the stuff? Why have we always indulged in substances that make us crazy, loud, destructive, you name it? Are we as a species so frightened of reality that we need to escape it by ingesting something mind-altering rather than just dealing with it? Obviously the answer is that we do need chemical reinforcement, since we have drunk, inhaled, chewed or injected it since the dawn of time. Its not just recreational use of drugs. If were feeling just the slightest bit sad, no matter what the good reason, theres always some physician willing to prescribe Zoloft or Prozac, or some other SSRI, which messes with the brains chemicals in ways no one fully understands. Is your kid a bit scattered? Well, its not hard to find a doctor to prescribe Adderall, which is speed, by the way. Its important to mention that these pharmaceuticals provide tremendous benefit to those who have a genuine medical or psychological problem, is dangerous to those who dont. Instead of dealing with issues, they want to cop out by becoming numbed. Thats the appeal of alcohol, marijuana and the other playtime substances they numb us. But why do we want that? Yes, Im sure this is being dismissed by many of you as a priggish attack on fun, but Id love to think I enjoy a good time as much as the next person. I just dont want to regret it afterward. Id like to remember it the next day when I wake up. But we really do need to wake up. Sure, legalize this stuff, but realize what it does to us. 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. When I want to watch television, I sit down and hit my remote and hope that my cable is working. The stations come in clear and bright on my TV, which is HD but small. I havent used an antenna for so many years, I forgot that there are still people who use one of the new digital antennae to get over-the-air signals. For those people, this story that circulated last week was very meaningful. There is a company called Aereo, which you can search for on the Internet. It operates only in major cities, but is looking to expand. What Aereo does is it picks up overthe-air signals for regular broadcast stations, then transmits those signals to a small antenna hooked up to peoples computers, allowing them to get a live stream on the Internet of the standard broadcast networks and their affiliates. The stations and networks dont like that. They get paid a rights fee by cable and satellite companies so the company is authorized to pick up the signal and rebroadcast it. Its good money for the stations. They feel threatened by Aereo, which pays no rights fees, plucking the signals out of the air. It has been a long held principle that the airwaves belong to the public, and when stations apply for a license, they pledge to serve the public interest. That appears to be what Aereo is counting on. The case has now reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which recently decided to take up the fight. The ruling could Free over-the-air television endangered Among Friends Jim Clark have major implications. Some networks, including Fox, have already hinted that if the court rules in favor of Aereos rights to pull in the signals, the network will stop broadcasting over the air. In other words, youll have to have a cable or satellite system to watch regular over-the-air television, the type that many of us were brought up with. The first part of the death knell of broadcast stations came with the government edict that all had to broadcast in digital format, something which made the old rabbit ear antennae obsolete If you wanted the stations over the air, then you had to get a new digital antenna. Now comes the proverbial nail in the coffin, and it rests in the hands of the nine justices in Washington. If you get your TV over cable or satellite, you probably wouldnt notice any difference. But for those who cant afford those services, free television could become a thing of the past. Stay tuned, but make sure youre tuned in on cable.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 included fruits, crackers, cheese, chicken tenders, chicken wings, and chips and dips. This was all prepared by our caterer for the evening D &R Party Planning Service. During this cocktail hour we were entertained by the Rowdy Boys. After all of this, we stuffed ourselves on salad, chicken Marsala, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Dessert was the special delicious cake (made at our local Publix). The evening continued on for many hours with entertainment/music provided by the R Music 4 You, Inc. group. The dance floor was full all evening. There was music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Not only did we have couple dancing, but there were several opportunities to participate in line dancing and even a Conga line. We didnt forget to award the 50/50 money! Dan Parker held the lucky ticket for this drawing. Additional door prizes (bottles of wine) were won by Joanne Lussier, Mickey Parker, Donna Elliot, and Carol Sjogren. This was an evening QM will never forget. A very special note of appreciation goes to Marion Gartman and the social committee for a job well done. With the big party over, we are now getting geared up for the next big event the Quail Meadow Horse Race. This event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tickets are available for a donation of $8; contact Carol Mowrey, Pat Talley, or Marie Schneider for tickets. Volunteers are needed to assist with this event. If you would like to help, please call Marion Gartman.Photos for this article provided by Richard Gunther and Steve Kane. MORTGAGEcontinued from Page 1 Far left, the crowd outside. Above left, Dottie Hefferon and Marlene Cigrant. Above, right, Norm and Bev Deschambeault. Below, the line dancers.

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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 ST AR TING A T $2,295 & UP National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER T O WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000H667 $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Tue., Jan. 28, 11:00am Pavarottis Pizza 8075 SW Hwy. 200 Wed., Feb. 5, 10:00am Oasis Restaurant 7651 SW Hwy. 200 Wed., Feb 5, 3:30pm Golden Corral 2111 SW College Rd. Thu., Feb 6, 11:00am Reds Restaurant 8411 N. SR 200 Fri., Feb 7, 10:00am Charlie Horse Restaurant 22426 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Mon., Feb 10, 10:30am Probably most communities can say that their clubhouse is the center of the community and that, no doubt, is true in most instances. However, since I have only lived in one community of this sort, I am still very impressed with the versatility of our clubhouse for attracting so many interests. The library is used probably as much as any part of the building. The library committee stays alert to making the room as pleasant and useful as it can possibly be. Featuring an author each month may seem simple enough, but that action has generated a great deal of interest. From the point of view of a retired English teacher, I would have to say how much I appreciate letting readers know more about the authors because that is worth so much in understanding the particular writers point of view. Additionally, the lives of these talented people are fascinating too. The committee members also put puzzles out in the main room so that someone walking through can participate in the mind game of jigsaw puzzles for just a while without having to pick it up and put it away if need be. In my case, I could not leave a puzzle out on a table in my own home without my silly little jumper dog figuring out how to get to it and destroy at least some of the pieces. Therefore, I particularly appreciate that possible activity. The tops of the bookcases showcase artwork that is always beautiful and even breathtaking. Jim LePages photography is on a par with any professional in the opinion of most of his neighbors. There is unsigned work on display currently that deserves a signature, but I do not have that information. The artist needs to be recognized, so maybe this mention will bring out the signature pen. Probably daily there are those who use the comfortable surroundings to enjoy some card playing or game playing. There are organized times, but Clubhouse: Something for all Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett there are plenty of spontaneous gamers too. Coming up on Sunday, Jan. 26, there will be lots of activity about noontime and on for several hours because that is the time for Super Bingo. Lunch will be served at noon with bingo starting promptly at 1 p.m. There will be larger cash prizes for these games than the usual weekly games, and the accompanying lunch is an enticement as well. It is quite a bonus to live in a community where one can find something of interest in the clubhouse on any given day. I have not even mentioned the movies, the exercise room, the billiards, Wii, the pool, the hot tub, the dance floor, the comfortable rockers on the porch, shuffleboard, or lots of other things too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say, if a person were to say that there is nothing to do around here, someone might wonder if he or she has ever been in the clubhouse area that is used regularly by our lively lovely neighbors. So, if you get bored, then come on over to FFVs clubhouse and there will be something to interest you. Please have a good week we in FFV usually do. Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 7 FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 6 Fairfield Village's library committee keeps jigsaw puzzles on tables for neighbors to work on as they choose. The mural on the wall is part of what gives the clubhouse a feel for Ocala'a signature thoroughbred horses John Sandford is January's featured author in Fairfield Village's library. A group of ladies enjoy a game of Mah Jongg in the FFV clubhouse on a typical Thursday afternoon. Read the classifieds

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7 6 Wednesday, January 22, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000H657 000H65L OASIS RESTAURANT OASIS RESTAURANT 7651 SW Hwy. 200, Ocala, FL 34476 237-4598 Mon-Sat. 6:30am-7pm Sun. 6:30am-3pm B RING Y OUR S WEETHEART TO V ALENTINES D INNER F EBRUARY 14, 2014 11 AM 7 PM B RING Y OUR S WEETHEART TO V ALENTINES D INNER F EBRUARY 14, 2014 11 AM 7 PM 6 OZ NY S TRIP S TEAK 5 F RIED S HRIMP B AKED P OTATO V EGETABLE ( YOUR CHOICE ) T OMATO B ASIL B ISQUE OR S ALAD D INNER R OLL AND D RINK A LL FOR $ 1 6 99 EACH 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 ST AR TING A T $2,295 & UP National Cremation Society Considering Cr emation? REGISTER T O WIN A FREE CREMA TION PLAN Come join the National Cremation Society for a FREE Meal & Informational Seminar on the benefits of pre-planning your cremation. When the time comes wouldnt you prefer your loved ones celebrate your legacy rather than stress about making arrangements? Give them the relief theyll need during a tough time. Well discuss: Affordable options and savings Veterans benefits Worldwide Away-From-Home Protection And much more... RESERVATION REQUIRED Limited seating available. CALL NOW! 1-352-319-6816 First time attendees only please. *Free cremation does not include Travel Protection Plan. 000H667 $200 Promotional Discount to all Attendees Red Lobster 3393 SW College Rd. Tue., Jan. 28, 11:00am Pavarottis Pizza 8075 SW Hwy. 200 Wed., Feb. 5, 10:00am Oasis Restaurant 7651 SW Hwy. 200 Wed., Feb 5, 3:30pm Golden Corral 2111 SW College Rd. Thu., Feb 6, 11:00am Reds Restaurant 8411 N. SR 200 Fri., Feb 7, 10:00am Charlie Horse Restaurant 22426 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Mon., Feb 10, 10:30am Probably most communities can say that their clubhouse is the center of the community and that, no doubt, is true in most instances. However, since I have only lived in one community of this sort, I am still very impressed with the versatility of our clubhouse for attracting so many interests. The library is used probably as much as any part of the building. The library committee stays alert to making the room as pleasant and useful as it can possibly be. Featuring an author each month may seem simple enough, but that action has generated a great deal of interest. From the point of view of a retired English teacher, I would have to say how much I appreciate letting readers know more about the authors because that is worth so much in understanding the particular writers point of view. Additionally, the lives of these talented people are fascinating too. The committee members also put puzzles out in the main room so that someone walking through can participate in the mind game of jigsaw puzzles for just a while without having to pick it up and put it away if need be. In my case, I could not leave a puzzle out on a table in my own home without my silly little jumper dog figuring out how to get to it and destroy at least some of the pieces. Therefore, I particularly appreciate that possible activity. The tops of the bookcases showcase artwork that is always beautiful and even breathtaking. Jim LePages photography is on a par with any professional in the opinion of most of his neighbors. There is unsigned work on display currently that deserves a signature, but I do not have that information. The artist needs to be recognized, so maybe this mention will bring out the signature pen. Probably daily there are those who use the comfortable surroundings to enjoy some card playing or game playing. There are organized times, but Clubhouse: Something for all Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett there are plenty of spontaneous gamers too. Coming up on Sunday, Jan. 26, there will be lots of activity about noontime and on for several hours because that is the time for Super Bingo. Lunch will be served at noon with bingo starting promptly at 1 p.m. There will be larger cash prizes for these games than the usual weekly games, and the accompanying lunch is an enticement as well. It is quite a bonus to live in a community where one can find something of interest in the clubhouse on any given day. I have not even mentioned the movies, the exercise room, the billiards, Wii, the pool, the hot tub, the dance floor, the comfortable rockers on the porch, shuffleboard, or lots of other things too numerous to mention. Suffice it to say, if a person were to say that there is nothing to do around here, someone might wonder if he or she has ever been in the clubhouse area that is used regularly by our lively lovely neighbors. So, if you get bored, then come on over to FFVs clubhouse and there will be something to interest you. Please have a good week we in FFV usually do. Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 7 FAIRFIELDcontinued from Page 6 Fairfield Village's library committee keeps jigsaw puzzles on tables for neighbors to work on as they choose. The mural on the wall is part of what gives the clubhouse a feel for Ocala'a signature thoroughbred horses John Sandford is January's featured author in Fairfield Village's library. A group of ladies enjoy a game of Mah Jongg in the FFV clubhouse on a typical Thursday afternoon. Read the classifieds

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The plane landed at an airport whose runway was only half the size of Bransons, and as a result the pilot had to jam on the brakes 500 feet short of an embankment that would have sent the plane tumbling onto a highway. People say that it happens more than we realize, but thats of little comfort. In this day and age of computer navigation, missing a target by seven miles doesnt seem possible. The next mistake took place in Cincinnati, but the fault is clearly evident. A drunk man had an argument with his wife, and in the house fired a gun into the air. The bullet went into the lung of his daughter, who was upstairs, and killed her. Hes facing all sorts of felony charges. Then there were the cases of ridiculous violence. In Wesley Chapel, about 50 or so miles south of here, a former Tampa policeman tried to get a man in front of him to stop texting in a movie theater. The man refused, they got into an argument, the man threw popcorn at the former Tampa officer, who then drew a gun and shot the man. No one died, fortunately. In Elkhart, Ind., a man went into a market and started shooting, killing two before being killed by Elkhart police. Quick response by the police is credited with saving lives. In New Mexico, a 12-year-old walked into his middle school gym and fired three shotgun blasts, hitting two students. He was captured and taken into custody. In Valparaiso, Indiana, a man who had been cut off on the Interstate chased the pickup truck in front of him and fired a shot through the window. The driver of the pickup was struck, but was able to keep control. The shooter was not apprehended. All of this happened last week. Get the picture? There are many people out of control in this country, and things dont appear to be getting better. Our Message PUBLIS HER: GERR Y MULLI GANREGI O N AL MAN A GER: JO HN MURP HYED IT O R: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Legalized mind-numbingBY BOB FRANKEN Special to the MessengerLets face it, I am one boring person and, as youll soon discover, a bit preachy sometimes. I dont drink, and Ive only tried weed twice in my entire life. The only reaction I had was to get thirsty. And I certainly dont need pot to get the munchies. Right now, you are probably asking yourself, Why bother even telling you this? Heres why: A lot of commentators who are musing about the spectacle of Colorados decriminalization of recreational marijuana find it necessary to begin their reflection by fondly reminiscing about their own mellow times getting stoned. Apparently they think it bestows credibility on them, as they ponder the long lines in Denver to buy newly legalized pot. Its now allowed in the state, but its still against federal law, and thats why a debate has lit up anew. Shouldnt it be treated like alcohol? The answer is, of course it should be. The restrictions against a drug that is clearly less harmful are clearly absurd, particularly when studies show that brutal penalties against violators are enforced much more harshly in Americas poor and minority communities. Alcohol is an addictive drug that is demonstrably more destructive to individual health and to society as a whole, its regulated and limited, but its sold to anyone who meets the age requirement. We should be able to lead our private lives as we want, as long as theres no danger to society. Of course there is plenty of danger, but we should be evenhanded. But here comes the preachy part: Why do we use the stuff? Why have we always indulged in substances that make us crazy, loud, destructive, you name it? Are we as a species so frightened of reality that we need to escape it by ingesting something mind-altering rather than just dealing with it? Obviously the answer is that we do need chemical reinforcement, since we have drunk, inhaled, chewed or injected it since the dawn of time. Its not just recreational use of drugs. If were feeling just the slightest bit sad, no matter what the good reason, theres always some physician willing to prescribe Zoloft or Prozac, or some other SSRI, which messes with the brains chemicals in ways no one fully understands. Is your kid a bit scattered? Well, its not hard to find a doctor to prescribe Adderall, which is speed, by the way. Its important to mention that these pharmaceuticals provide tremendous benefit to those who have a genuine medical or psychological problem, is dangerous to those who dont. Instead of dealing with issues, they want to cop out by becoming numbed. Thats the appeal of alcohol, marijuana and the other playtime substances they numb us. But why do we want that? Yes, Im sure this is being dismissed by many of you as a priggish attack on fun, but Id love to think I enjoy a good time as much as the next person. I just dont want to regret it afterward. Id like to remember it the next day when I wake up. But we really do need to wake up. Sure, legalize this stuff, but realize what it does to us. 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. When I want to watch television, I sit down and hit my remote and hope that my cable is working. The stations come in clear and bright on my TV, which is HD but small. I havent used an antenna for so many years, I forgot that there are still people who use one of the new digital antennae to get over-the-air signals. For those people, this story that circulated last week was very meaningful. There is a company called Aereo, which you can search for on the Internet. It operates only in major cities, but is looking to expand. What Aereo does is it picks up overthe-air signals for regular broadcast stations, then transmits those signals to a small antenna hooked up to peoples computers, allowing them to get a live stream on the Internet of the standard broadcast networks and their affiliates. The stations and networks dont like that. They get paid a rights fee by cable and satellite companies so the company is authorized to pick up the signal and rebroadcast it. Its good money for the stations. They feel threatened by Aereo, which pays no rights fees, plucking the signals out of the air. It has been a long held principle that the airwaves belong to the public, and when stations apply for a license, they pledge to serve the public interest. That appears to be what Aereo is counting on. The case has now reached the U.S. Supreme Court, which recently decided to take up the fight. The ruling could Free over-the-air television endangered Among Friends Jim Clark have major implications. Some networks, including Fox, have already hinted that if the court rules in favor of Aereos rights to pull in the signals, the network will stop broadcasting over the air. In other words, youll have to have a cable or satellite system to watch regular over-the-air television, the type that many of us were brought up with. The first part of the death knell of broadcast stations came with the government edict that all had to broadcast in digital format, something which made the old rabbit ear antennae obsolete If you wanted the stations over the air, then you had to get a new digital antenna. Now comes the proverbial nail in the coffin, and it rests in the hands of the nine justices in Washington. If you get your TV over cable or satellite, you probably wouldnt notice any difference. But for those who cant afford those services, free television could become a thing of the past. Stay tuned, but make sure youre tuned in on cable.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. Please see EDITORIAL, Page 11 included fruits, crackers, cheese, chicken tenders, chicken wings, and chips and dips. This was all prepared by our caterer for the evening D &R Party Planning Service. During this cocktail hour we were entertained by the Rowdy Boys. After all of this, we stuffed ourselves on salad, chicken Marsala, mashed potatoes, and green beans. Dessert was the special delicious cake (made at our local Publix). The evening continued on for many hours with entertainment/music provided by the R Music 4 You, Inc. group. The dance floor was full all evening. There was music from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s. Not only did we have couple dancing, but there were several opportunities to participate in line dancing and even a Conga line. We didnt forget to award the 50/50 money! Dan Parker held the lucky ticket for this drawing. Additional door prizes (bottles of wine) were won by Joanne Lussier, Mickey Parker, Donna Elliot, and Carol Sjogren. This was an evening QM will never forget. A very special note of appreciation goes to Marion Gartman and the social committee for a job well done. With the big party over, we are now getting geared up for the next big event the Quail Meadow Horse Race. This event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 22. Tickets are available for a donation of $8; contact Carol Mowrey, Pat Talley, or Marie Schneider for tickets. Volunteers are needed to assist with this event. If you would like to help, please call Marion Gartman.Photos for this article provided by Richard Gunther and Steve Kane. MORTGAGEcontinued from Page 1 Far left, the crowd outside. Above left, Dottie Hefferon and Marlene Cigrant. Above, right, Norm and Bev Deschambeault. Below, the line dancers.

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Wednesday, Jan. 22 Snapshot Day at Freedom LibraryLibraries across Florida join with the Florida Library Association in a solicitation of public input. Stop by Freedom Public Library anytime on Jan. 22 and let Friends volunteers know how our library is useful in your life. Do you come to borrow books? Obtain computer assistance? Attend programs? Heres your opportunity to share information about how, when and why you use your public library.Saturday, Jan. 25 African Violet Club meetsThe African Violet Club of Ocala will meet Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Sheriffs Office Brian Litz Substation, 9048 SW State Road 200, Ocala. The club meets the fourth Saturday of each month except December. Our meetings are fun and informative. Delicious refreshments are served at each meeting and all guests are welcome. Please check the website at http://www.africanvioletclubofocala.org/ or our facebook page.Worship Service at TimberRidge Countryside Presbyterian Church provides Christian Ministry to residents of TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 9848 SW 110th St., Ocala, and holds bimonthly worship services. If you have a loved one or friend at the TimberRidge Center you are invited to attend our next service on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10:15 a.m. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Camellia show to be heldPioneer Garden Club will hold its Small Standard Flower Show Camellias On The Green in conjunction with Ocala Camellia Societys annual Camellia Show on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 1 to 6 p.m. The show will be held at the Ocala Golf Club, 3130 E. Silver Springs Blvd. Thousands of blooms will be featured in the show.Freedom Library Friends to meetThe annual meeting of the Friends of Freedom Public Library is scheduled for 1 p.m. in the meeting room on Saturday, Jan. 25. The membership will vote on a new slate of officers for 2014. Following the business meeting, Pat Gabriel, president of the State Road 200 Coalition, will speak on upcoming events impacting our community. Monday, Jan. 27 School referendum discussionThe 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 Breast cancer support group meetsThe SOS (Sisterhood of Survivors) Breast Cancer Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month at Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 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.Wednesday, Jan. 29 Youth soccer registrationJoy 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. 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. Thursday, Jan. 30 Veteran aid seminarThe Harbor House at Ocala, 12080 S.W. County Road 484, is sponsoring a seminar for information regarding Veteran Aid and Attendance benefits. Come join us and learn how you could be eligible to receive up to $24,648.00 per year in benefits. This is a free public service to veterans and widows of veterans. It is provided by The Harbor House at Ocala and Gary Marriage (Operation Veteran Aid Crystal River), who will speak on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, as seating is limited, please call 352-489-9698. The Harbor House at Ocala is at 12080 S.W. 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Friday, Jan. 31 Spaghetti at Queen of PeaceQueen of Peace Catholic Church on State Road 200 will have a spaghetti dinner on Friday, Jan. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. It is all you can eat with meatballs, bread, beverage, 25 item salad bar, and the cost is $7 per person and kids eat free. It will be held in the parish hall and no reservations are required.The Inspirations in concertFor 50 years, the Inspirations have brought the highest quality in Gospel Music to listeners all over the country. Members of this group have dedicated their lives and careers to the cause of Christ and Gospel Music. They stand for good moral character, strong work ethic, and Christian values and principles. They stand for God and His Word. The Inspirations sing from the heart, and are true to their Southern Gospel Quartet roots. They have been and continue to be highly successful at their calling and career, and they remain unchanged by the ever changing currents and trends that so easily sway the less dedicated. The Inspirations will be in concert on Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at College Road Baptist Church, at 5010 SW College Road in Ocala. A $10 donation is requested at the door. Call 352-237-5741 for more information.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 Musicale at First 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. Light refreshments will be served following the program.Karen Peck, New River concertKaren Peck and New River will hold a super Sunday concert at 4 p.m. at Christs Church of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St., off State Road 200. This 3-time Grammy Award Nominated and 2-time GMA Dove Award Winning Southern Gospel Group features Karens flawless, delightful soprano voice and has made its way into the hearts of Gospel Music lovers across the country and garnered an unprecedented 11 Favorite Soprano Fan Awards from the readers of The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Musics leading fan and trade publication. Karen, Susan and Jeff have also received many awards from other magazine publications and Internet publications. There is no admission charge to this exciting concert. A love offering will be received. For information call 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/. Memory is a beautiful thing, that is, when it is working. I must confess there are many times in which my memory is on some kind of a vacation. What I want to know is simply this, how do you know you have forgotten something if you have forgotten it? I do many things I cannot remember exactly why I do them. Behind everything I do is a reason for why I do it or those things that I do not do. I must confess I am quite a reasonable person along this line. Without memory, we can take many things for granted. We go through motions we do not know why we are going through them, we just go through them. Everybody says that when you get older your memory rather takes a backseat. That may be the case with me, I am not quite sure. I cannot remember. I must confess it is a great asset at times to have a memory failure. For instance, when the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage accosts me and says, Did you remember...? She may have sent me to the grocery store to fetch something or she may have sent me, God forbid, to the mall to pick up something she ordered online. When she asked this question, I always respond by saying, I forgot, you know my memory is not what it used to be. It is an easy way to slither out of something I have forgotten to do. The older I get the more plausible this excuse is, I just cannot remember why. However, on those occasions when she is a little more exasperated than others at me she will say, Your memory never was what it used to be! What that means exactly I do not know. She probably told me sometime in the past, but right now, I simply cannot recall. I am perfectly happy just forgetting that for the time. Why is it I can remember things I do not want to remember and I cannot remember the things that I need to remember? For instance, I can remember the year my wife was born, but I can never recall the month or the day. As a good husband, I should reverse that, not remember the year and positively remember the month and day. Why is it when my wife is giving me a piece of her mind, all I can remember at the time is a funny incident that happened to me earlier that morning? Smiling at a time like that is not advantageous to a happy life of the husband. When she asks, What is so funny? I cannot tell her I was not listening to her but thinking about something else. My memory was jogged earlier this week when a certain incident happened at the Post Office. Anybody who knows me knows that I am not in any way shape or form a hugger. I am a firm believer in what the Bible says, the right hands of fellowship (Galatians 2:9). I am vigorous in this handshaking ceremony. That is about as far as it goes. I had quite forgotten my position along this line, or rather; I should say why I came to this position. Standing in a very long line at the post office at which time I was in somewhat of a hurry to get through a lady walked in. She looked at me and says, Oh, its so nice to see you. I havent seen you for a long time. Then she caught me off guard and gave me a hug. I did not know who this woman was; I could not remember ever seeing her before. With the way my memory is these days, I pretended as if she was a long-lost friend of mine. She chatted about stuff that really did not make any sense to me at the time. I smiled and nodded my head and chatted away to her about things I am sure did not mean anything to her. I was not really paying attention and as the line moved forward, something dawned on me. You know how it is when all of a sudden something hits you. Your vacationing memory comes home and unpacks. Well, that happened to me standing there in line. By the time I had figured out what had happened, it was too late to do anything about it. When she hugged me, she stepped in front of me and therefore was ahead of me in line. I had one of those aha moments but there was nothing I could do about it at the time. I had to swallow my pride, display a contagious smile across my face and take it like a man. A man who has been outwitted by some lady he had no idea who she was. I now remember why I do not do any hugging. I know all hugs are not equal but with the memory I have I do not remember the difference and I am not taking any more chances. Driving home from the Post Office, I remembered the wise words of King Solomon. The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun (Ecclesiastes 1:9). If I could just remember that, I certainly would be OK.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. 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We have had a hip or knee replacement or some other part to make us a new model of our former self. Our former self may now be enhanced. Communities, over time, also evolve like the residents that reside within the community. Del Webb has conducted numerous focus groups and accumulated years of consumer feedback in order to continue to evolve as well. On Jan. 25, the sales office will unveil a new model park with new homes that will be available to prospective buyers. There are nine new floor plans and each plan can have a loft area increasing the space of the home. These plans include many of the Consumer-Inspired features which were shared during the aforementioned focus groups. Items such as ergonomically-correct raised dishwashers, relocating the microwave from over the range to a cabinet, larger Owners Entries from the garage into the home, and laundry rooms located closer to the Owners Bedroom are a few of the Consumer Inspired items included in these new home designs. There will be three new plans in the Garden Series Hill Crest (not modeled at Stone Creek, but modeled at Del Webb Orlando), Noir Coast (modeled with a loft), and Taft Street. These models will begin at 1,133 square feet and range to 2,188 square feet in the Taft Street with a loft. The Classic Series includes Abbeyville, Castle Rock, and Martin Ray, all modeled in various configurations at Stone Creek. These designs will range from 1,659 square feet to 3,016 square feet in the Martin Ray with a loft. The Estate Series starts at 2,384square feet in the Infinity, then the Pinnacle and ends with the Tangerly Oak at 3,282 square feet if you add the loft. The new plans will continue to include the option of the Save Solar System installed by Solar City. The first level of this solar energy will be free to the new home owners. The new model park will also feature a beautiful butterfly garden with bird houses and bird fountains. Just another way to enjoy the beauty of the area. One can go to the Del Webb Stone Creek website for an interactive showing of these models. Simply visit delwebb.com/stonecreek, click on the Home Designs tab on the left, navigate to your desired floor plan and then click on the Interactive Floor Plan Viewer banner. A new window will open and you will be able to configure the home with any of the numerous structural options available, reverse the handing of the home (garage on the left or right), and save or print your configuration. There is also an option to configure furniture with the Space Planner tab on Interactive Viewer! Whether you are a resident of Del Webb Stone Creek looking to change your home model, or you live outside of Stone Creek and want to be part of this great community, stop by on Jan. 25 to see these amazing new models. New models Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Bob Foisey explains the features of the model home to the Resident Ambassadors. Melissa Hill and Elaine Mulcher outside the entrance to the model park. Wednesday, Feb. 5 College presents dinner 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. 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. Friday, Feb. 7 Temples rummage saleTemple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala is holding a rummage sale on Friday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information call Shelly at 352-694-3655.Three-day coin showThe Ocala Coin Club presents its 70th anniversary annual coin show on Feb. 7, 8 and 9 at the On Top of the World Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. Hours are Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be U.S. and foreign coins, paper money, supplies, jewelry, artifacts, scrap gold, ancient coins and much more. There will be free appraisals, buying and selling. There will be 65 dealers on site. Admission and parking are free, there will be free door prizes and a raffle for U.S. gold and silver coins. For information call 352-748-5225.Wednesday, Feb. 12 World Has Talent auditionsThe Circle Square Cultural Center will hold auditions on Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the 5th annual The World Has Talent 55+ talent show. Auditions are open to individuals, duets, and groups and registration is on a first come, first served basis with no entry fee. Talented line dancers, magicians, comedians, story tellers, dancers, acrobats, singers and other amateur performers are encouraged to audition. Each performance will be allotted a 5-minute window to catch the interest of the judges and to secure a spot in the talent show. The top 10 finalists from the auditions will participate in The World Has Talent show on Saturday, May 5, at the Circle Square Cultural Center. Contestants will compete for the grand prize of $500, second prize of $250 and third prize of $150. Auditions will be Feb. 12 at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. For information visit www.CSCulturalCenter.com or call 352-854-3670.

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INDEX Stone Creek........2 Rev. Snyder..........3 Fairfield Village..6 Opinion................8 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 44 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112Wednesday, January 22, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 1918 SW 17th St. Ocala 352-401-0808btnfrnfnbtrnnbfrrbfbbfnn nfn! "# $fb%nrtnrb 000H0FF 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 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 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 $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 NISSAN MAXIMAS S $18,880 $ 285 /mo. $ 285 /mo. M2399 MOONROOF LEATHER 13 NISSAN TITAN SV $21,880 $ 329 /mo. $ 329 /mo. M2550 13 RAM 1500 SLT V8 $20,880 $ 314 /mo. $ 314 /mo. M2568 $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 13 TOYOTA CAMRY LE $15,880 $ 239 /mo. $ 239 /mo. M2635 14 CHEVROLET SILVERADO $28,880 M2644 CREW V8 13 CADILLAC XTS PREMIUM 13 CADILLAC SRX LUXURY $31,880 M2523 $32,880 M2671 Residents have a hot time in Quail Meadow Community burns clubhouse mortgage BY CAROLYN SLOCUMB Special to the MessengerFabulous! Fantastic! Great! Stupendous! Outstanding! All words heard describing the Mortgage Burning Blow-out Party! What an absolutely wonderful evening in Quail Meadow. The weather looked threatening, but smiled upon us for the outdoor portion of the gathering the rain came later! The evening began with everyone all 113 of us gathered outside the clubhouse for prayer, the pledge to the flag, singing of The Star Spangled Banner, speeches, and the burning of the mortgage. Benny Bachand, QMRPOA president, introduced the special guests and residents who would be participating in the ceremonies which began with an opening prayer by the Rev. Bill Harrel a QM resident. This was followed with the Pledge to the Flag; after which the Rowdy Boys Barbershop Quartet led in singing The Star Spangled Banner. Paul Ruppe, who was one of the original residents, and an active participant in securing the mortgage, gave a brief history on the acquisition of the clubhouse and how the mortgage was obtained. He paid special tribute to Clint and Kathy Voss, Dick Payne, and Cal Wright. He recalled how Clint knew everyone in Ocala, even the head of a bank where they were able to obtain the mortgage at a reasonable interest rate. This was followed with the burning of the mortgage papers: Paul Ruppe set fire to the first page. This was followed with the current and former QMRPOA presidents/officers: Benny Bachand, Lil Carie, Cheryl Nowak, Dave Yoders, Frank Christopher and Paul Haupt. Following the burning, Rev. Harrel invoked a special prayer of blessing for the clubhouse and all those who live in Quail Meadow. By this time, we were ready to eat! QM residents are always ready for food! There was a fabulous buffet style appetizer table ready for us to sample; this The fire for the mortgage burning is built. Benny Bachand and Paul Ruppe. One, two, three, kick! The party continued inside with various activities, including this Conga line. Please see MORTGAGE, Page 5 PHOTO BY RON RATNEROak Run fireThe car and the garage door show some of the damage from a fire in Oak Run on 117th Loop last week. Neither of the people at home was injured. United Way of Marion County will offer free income tax preparation through a variety of VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) locations starting this week. Marion County residents are encouraged to get 100 percent of their return back. Please call 2-1-1 to make an appointment. All volunteers providing tax assistance are trained by the Internal Revenue Service. Residents will need to bring the following information with them: Government issued photo ID Valid Social Security cards, ITN numbers, and birth dates for taxpayer, spouse, and all dependents All wage and income statements (example: W-2, W-2G, 1099R forms) Interest and dividend statements from financial institutions (Form 1099) if applicable A copy of last years federal tax return Proof of day care expenses including: providers name, address and federal identification number For direct deposit of refund bring checking/savings account and routing numbers If married and filing a joint return, both spouses must come to the VITA site. Volunteers will not prepare Schedule D (complex), Schedule E, request for Social Security Numbers, Employee Business Expenses, Moving Expenses, Nondeductible IRA, or Minor Investment Income. For more information, contact Marhsa Holloway at 352-732-9696 ext. 215. United Way of Marion County offers free income tax preparation program