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INDEX Fairfield Village..6 Stone Creek........8 Rev. Snyder........10 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 29 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 9/12/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000J6O6 TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 9/12/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 9/12/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 000J6M0 000J6L7 ELECTION RESULTS County Commission District 4 Zalak ..............................11,704 Fiorello.............................8,240 School Board District 3 James .............................10,735 Moerlie ............................9,148 Wilson...............................8,313 Touchton.........................4,085 School Board District 4 Basinger .......................10,310 Boynton ..........................8,480 Schrier..............................7,728 Bevan................................5,390 School Board District 5 King ................................18,399 Crawford.......................13,511 Circuit Judge (5 counties) Hatcher .........................54,596 Lyn ..................................25,038 Samargya......................19,268 Kautz..............................18,437 U.S. Representative Dist. 3 Yoho ...............................37,486 Rush..................................9,739 Governor (Republican) Scott ............................835,434 Cuevas-Neunder......100,856 Adeshina.......................18,920 Governor (Democrat) Crist .............................624,281 Rich...............................215,113 Attorney General (Dem.) Sheldon .....................458,681 Thurston.....................297,494 Bold -outright winner Bold italics -in runoff Statewide vote totals updated Friday, Aug. 29 by Florida Division of Elections The College of Central Florida will pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and host a grand opening for the CF Patriot Center for Veterans Thursday, Sept. 11. The remembrance ceremony begins at 9 a.m. and will be held outside the Patriot Center, Building 11, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The grand opening will immediately follow. The Patriot Center for Veterans was established to serve students and their families and offers a venue for studying and fellowship, mental health counseling, a small library, food pantry and more. In 2013, 536 CF students received Veterans Administration benefits. Veterans who are no longer receiving benefits also can benefit from services offered at the center. CF was designated as a Military Friendly institution in 2013 by Victory Media. The designation ranks CF as among the top 20 percent of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students. The remembrance ceremony is hosted by the Student Activities Board at the Ocala Campus. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu. BY JIM CLARK EditorIncumbent County Commissioner Carl Zalak survived a hard-fought campaign to defeat Glen Fiorello in the Republican primary on Tuesday, Aug. 26. Zalak received 11,704 votes, or 58.68 percent, to Fiorellos 8,240 votes, or 41.32 percent in the two-man GOP-only election. Zalak still must face write-in candidate Christopher Tarner, whose entry into the race closed the primary to Democratic voters. No write-in candidate has ever won in modern-day Florida elections. That was the end of the good news for Marion Countys incumbents. In the School Board District 5 race, Hammett Bowen teacher Kelly King pulled off probably the biggest upset of the day by soundly beating incumbent Ron Crawford, getting more than 57 percent of the vote. With only two people in the race, she is the winner of the election. A sincere and heartfelt thank you for electing me to be your representative for Marion County School Board, she wrote on her Facebook account. Two other School Board incumbents will face runoffs in the Nov. 4 general election. In District 3, incumbent Bobby James was the leader but fell far short of the 50 percent plus one vote needed to win in the four-candidate race. Hell face Jane Moerlie in November. In District 4, incumbent Angie Boynton has a much bigger hill to climb, as she trailed newcomer Chase Basinger after Tuesdays vote. Theyll go at each other in the November runoff as well. In a multi-county race, incumbent Circuit Judge Sandy Kautz finished last in the four-person race that saw Mary Hatcher coast to a large lead, but she received only 46 percent of the vote and will face Denise Dymond Lyn in November. In the governors race, Marion voters went overwhelmingly in favor of the two leading candidates, Rick Scott on the Republican side and Charlie Crist for the Democrats. That will be the big statewide battle in November. Carl Zalak Kelly King Zalak coasts to county victory; Kelly King unseats Crawford College plans 9-11 tribute, will open center for veterans Prayer Chain groupThese were the people at Fairfield Village who met recently about the Prayer Chain. Details on Page 6. Senior Learners, Inc. (SLI) is a newly formed nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing a broad range of academic educational opportunities to seniors (ages 50 and better). Instructors from the former Senior Learning Institute will be teaching for Senior Learners, Inc. with classes being held at the College of Central Florida (CF). For more information and to register please visit the SLI website at seniorlearners.org or call (352) 239-8780. The following is a list of courses beginning in September 2014 (Unless otherwise stated each class meets once per week for two hours): The Vikings, Sept. 3 to Oct. 8, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. College of Central Florida, University Center $5. The Vikings have been depicted as sea raiders in horned helmets who devastated western civilization. But reality is much more complex. This course will trace the origins, culture, and accomplishments of this relatively brief civilization. For more information and to register please visit the SLI website at seniorlearners.org or call (352) 239-8780. The Development of the Concerto, Sept. 9 to Sept. 30, 2 to 4 p.m., College of Central Florida, University Center $25. This course will explore the development of the Concerto from its meager beginnings through the climatic years of the Romantic period and explore what is happening in modern music relevant to the Concerto style. For more information and to register please visit the SLI website at seniorlearners.org or call (352) 239-8780. Physics in Your Life I, Sept.12 to Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., College of Central Florida, University Center $30. This course and its companion provide a math-free overview, with demonstrations, of the physics principles that impact your every day life. Each class amplifies and discusses video lectures by Professor Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College. For more information and to register please visit the SLI website at seniorlearners.org or call (352) 239-8780. For Love of Film: Political Dramas, Sept. 29 to Oct. 27, 1 to 4 p.m., College of Central Florida, University Center $25. Hollywood has produced many politically focused films. Join us in viewing and discussing four provocative films: The Candidate starring Robert Redford, Wag the Dog starring Dustin Hoffman, Good Night and Good Luck written and directed by George Clooney and The Manchurian Candidate starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury. For more information and to register please visit the SLI website at seniorlearners.org or call (352) 239-8780. Senior Learners announce courses starting in September League of Women Voters of Marion County has announced the schedule of forums for voters: Thursday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m., Circle Square Cultural Center at OTOW, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, discussion on ballot initiatives. Monday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m., Ocala Police Dept. Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, discussion on ballot initiatives. Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., School Board candidates, also county commissioner, although there will only be write-in opposition for Carl Zalak. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., Circle Square Cultural Center at OTOW, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, discussion on ballot initiatives. Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., Ocala Police Dept. Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, School Board candidates, also county commissioner, although there will only be write-in opposition for the winner of the primary, Carl Zalak. Voter forums scheduled for candidates, issues that will be on ballot in November September has arrived and with it we get the second visit of the year from the love bugs. For those of you who may be new to the area, we are greeted by these pests in May and September. Dont let them stay on your car they will destroy the paint! Sandy Ezell is doing a fantastic job as the new coordinator for our Quail Meadow Reporter. As you know, this is a volunteer job which requires many hours of work. Also, our residents who deliver this newsletter to your door each month are volunteers. If you would like to help in this delivery, please contact Sandy. September also means many activities are once again in full swing. Bingo, which is always a popular event, is on the second and fourth Tuesday each month. Also, you line dancers who had the summer off, get ready to get your feet moving on Wednesday, the 10th, at 7 p.m. Of course, the BIG social for the month is the Classic Car Cruise and Sock Hop on Saturday, the 20th. The Sounds of Time will be back to provide music for dancing, singing, and listening. Snacks will be provided, and, as usual, its B.Y.O.B. for those who prefer their own special beverage. Tickets, for a $5 donation, are available from Maryanne Ellner. September means the Red Hatters are back in session the first meeting will be on Friday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m. at the clubhouse. This is our planning meeting for the year, so bring your ideas with you. The Red Hats are open to all women in Quail Meadow; so, if you want to join a fun group, come to the clubhouse Friday. Attention all veterans we are planning to get a group picture of everyone on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at noon. This will take place at the clubhouse. If you still have a uniform and would like to wear it, please do. A special thanks to Richard Gunther for all his work on this project. The primary election was last Tuesday. It is important that use our right to vote. The Quail Meadow clubhouse is the voting poll for our community. We couldnt have a more convenient location! At 11 a.m., when I cast my ballot, I was only #40 for the morning. As a registered Florida voter, you are eligible to vote by mail. Contact the Supervisor of Elections if you need more information. Ladies the September luncheon is Friday, the 12th, at the Ocean Buffet. Please contact Maryanne Ellner or Dottie Hefferon if you plan to attend. Reminder: This Friday is First Friday gathering at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. Come meet your friends and neighbors for a good time bring snacks! Ezell excels at Quail Meadow Reporter Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb

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Wednesday, Sept. 3 Free classes for learning EnglishFor the 11th year, College Road Baptist Church will again offer ESL (English as Second Language) classes every Wednesday at 6 p.m., beginning Sept. 3. Nursery care, childrens and teen activities, adult Bible study, and assistance for those who want to apply and study for the citizenship test are all offered at the same time. ESL is for adults, but families will find programs for all ages. Every class and activity is free and everyone is welcome. For more information please call 854-6981 or 8737507. The church is at 5110 SW State Road 200. A similar ministry is also offered at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Maricamp Road(phone 629-5683).Friday, Sept. 5 First Friday Art WalkThe First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala on Friday, Sept. 5 for its fifth season. The public is invited to partake in the festivities from 6 to 9 p.m. Next months event features over 30 artist displays, gallery receptions, one-ofa-kind restaurants and extended shopping hours. Festivities will include: Fencing, Tai Chi, and yoga demos, plus India ink art by Ali Graves at the Training Center of Ocala. Exhibit opening and special reception for Healing with a HeArt at Brick City Center for the Arts. Exhibit opening and special reception for the Ocala Art Group competition: Did You Hear That? inside city halls first floor lobby from 6 to 8 p.m. Live entertainment on the downtown square presented by Pi on Broadway. This month featuring Shema Freeman from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For additional details on the First Friday Art Walk, including how artists may participate, please visit www.ocalafl.org/artwalk or call Melissa Townsend, Community Cultural Arts Manager, 352-629-8447. Saturday, Sept. 6 Family comfort, security eventOn Saturday Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Palm Kia of Ocala is hosting a Family Comfort and Security Event in support of the Interfaith Emergency Services. Exhibitors include the Ocala Police Department, Ocala Fire Department, and Ocala Stampede Soccer League. Activities include fitness tips and challenges, Operation Kid Safe identification packages, complimentary grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages, home computer scans, plus contests, prizes and entertainment. Chief Operating Officer Dennis Hall said, This is the largest child safety and family event to come to Ocala. Its another way to show support for families and children. Interfaith Emergency Services, the beneficiary of this event, has provided emergency relief and assistance for over three decades to over 30,000 Marion County residents without regard to any other factor other than need. Participation is free, however, attendees are asked to provide non-perishable food items, personal care products and small, unwrapped toys. Palm Kia is at 2305 SW College Road in Ocala. Additional information is available at PalmChevyKia.com.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 873-2276Yoga in Sholom ParkYoga in Sholom Park at 9 a.m. Classes are free of charge. Bring a mat or towel and come early to center yourself. For more information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Sunday, Sept. 7 Bowen concert at Ocala WestA Free concert by the Bobby Bowen Family will be conducted at the Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 SW 60th Ave., Ocala) on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. A love offering will be taken up for the family. God opened the doors for this family ministry in 2007 when both Bobby and Becky fasted. They didnt pray with a family ministry in mind but through the fast and prayer, God moved and at the end of that year Bobby began booking singing dates for himself, returning to the call he believed God placed on his life as a teenager. Hed been serving in music ministry from his early teens singing with his family, through his accomplished and professional years with the variousaward-winning and Grammy-nominated group, MidSouth (Boys). In 1997 Midsouth disbanded and Bobby stayed home to serve as sound engineer at his church, Cornerstone Nashville and started a family. Gods talents are evident in their children, Landis, Hope, and Faith. The three of them play and sing together beautifully. For more information about the familys ministry visit: http://bobbybowen.com. M ore on Page 4 The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly finally exercised our right to a vacation and planned for a whole week to spend with our son and his family. Preparing for a week vacation takes about six weeks prior to the vacation and then six weeks after the vacation to get caught up. I do not know how people take vacations all the time. It was to be a great week of relaxing and spending time with our son and his family in the state of Ohio. Ohio is remarkable for a lot of things but when my wife and I think of Ohio we think of one thing: our grandchildren. Someone once remarked that grandchildren was Gods way of apologizing for our children. Maybe that is so, I do not know. If so, I gladly accept His apology. All I know is it is wonderful to spend time with grandchildren. The important thing about being a grandparent is discovering the skills necessary to adequately spoil your grandchildren within a weeks time frame. Secretly, my plan is to get back at my children for their childhood in my home by spoiling my grandchildren in their home. Revenge is sweet and wonderful. It was about the middle of the week and my wife and I were sitting outside enjoying the cool weather. All of the grandchildren had been snuggled down into their beds for the night. It certainly is tiring to spend the day with grandchildren who have no shortage of energy and whose tongue is a well oiled machine and does not know how to be quiet. Our ears were still tingling from the days childish verbiage extravaganza. We were sitting in the backyard sipping some hot coffee, enjoying the quiet evening when I heard this buzzing sound on the left side of my head. Automatically my hand swatted in that area and I went on drinking my coffee as though nothing had happened. I thought perhaps the kids were still up or maybe it was a flashback from the afternoon. My wife looked at me as though something weird happened, but we continued enjoying the evening atmosphere with only the soothing sounds of sipping coffee. Then I heard the buzzing sound again. This time it was on the other side of my head and as I swatted I began to realize what was happening. All of the bugs in the state of Ohio had received a memo that I was vacationing in the state. In well organized shifts they began the welcoming process. Within a short time I was swatting bugs with both hands which did not seem to change the situation at hand. I know I am a sweet person, but this was becoming ridiculous. I would like to retain my sweetness for something other than bugs. I am not quite sure how many bug bites I received that night, I stopped counting at 2,973,442 bites. I am not quite certain, but it was feeling more like it had exceeded 3 million bites. If I had a penny for every bug bite I would buy some very expensive bug repellent. It seemed like they were working in shifts and it got to the point where my mind shifted into a murder scenario. Is it a crime to murder a bug who has bitten me so many times? Of course the real question is, is it really murder? Could it be considered a mercy killing? And if it is murder, what is the penalty for murdering a bug? I was at the point that I would gladly have paid handsomely for the privilege of putting some bugs to rest. As a spiritually minded person, I wondered if bugs go to heaven when they die? If they go to heaven, do they continue to bite? And, would it be proper for an angel to swat a bug in heaven? The mood I was in, after being bitten so many times by these lousy bugs, I had an opposite destination in mind. Since they like fire so much and are attracted to it, I would be glad to accommodate them. I know a place that would fit the situation quite well. After two hours of fighting these stinking bugs, my sanity, as fragile as it is, was on the brink of collapsing. Once my sanity collapses I am not responsible for what I will do or say. It was hard to find a place on my body one finger wide where a bug had not tasted the delicacy of my sweet skin. One question I reflected on was simply, what did the bugs do before I arrived? Did they save up all their energy for when I would come and visit? This is not the kind of celebrity status I am seeking. My preference is to be anonymous to all the bugs in Ohio. All of these insects, whatever they were, were simply bugging me to death. When I regained some composure, I thought about what it must have been like for Jesus to come into this world. The writer of Hebrews puts it this way, So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation (Hebrews 9:28). So many things in this world bug me, but I have something greater to look forward to, a place called heaven.Rev. James L. 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Tuesday, Sept. 9 Macintosh User Group to meetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The speaker for this months meeting is Dr. John Row Rogacki, associate director of the Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). Dr. Rogacki will speak on Inventing the Future at IHMC. His focus will be on research efforts in human-centered computing, humanoid robotics, and assistive technologies that either restore lost capabilities or give people super-human capabilities. To learn about Dr. Rogackis extensive list of accomplishments prior to joining IHMC, visit http://www.ihmc.us/groups/jrogacki/. Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle will follow Dr. Rogackis talk. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Saturday, Sept. 13 Model airplane showThe Ocala Flying Model Club will present an RC Model Airplane Show to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the clubs flying field on 110th St., across from the horse park entrance. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per carload. There will be a plastic model airplane/model railroad display, live music by the Brion Kenyon Band and food available at the Cook Shack. For more information, contact Tom Thacker at 404625-9497 or Ocalaflyingmodelcclub.comSunday, Sept. 14 Rowdy Boys to performOur first Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside of the season will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. We are having something different this year. The Rowdy Boys are a Barbershop quartet, singing four part a capella harmony in barbershop style. They are members of the Big Sun Chorus and the Barbershop Harmony Society. They perform regularly to civic and social groups in the Ocala area. They are a unique group in that they are all former military officers with three retired pilots and one Navy entomologist. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Chamber Music Society free concertBack by popular demand, the Marion Chamber Music Society will present vocal soloist Stephen Saxon on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 SW State Road 200 in Ocala. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are Always exceptional; always free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. For more information, call 8671340. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, September 3, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. 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Schrier. Shell be facing Chase Basinger. Bobby James led in his race, but hell have to face Jane Moerlie in November. Meanwhile, County Commission Chairman Carl Zalak was virtually assured of re-election by defeating Glen Fiorello, who waged a tough battle in the Republican primary. Floridas dumb election law interpretation, which thwarts the will of the voters, allowed a write-in candidate to close the primary, shutting out Democrats, who can all write in the opponents name in November which has never happened. However, Zalak will be on the ballot, all by himself, in the general election. But back to the school tax plan. Some of the candidates waffled a little when they were asked if they favored the tax by Marions United for Education. Interestingly, those who were most adamant against the tax were Jane Moerlie, Chase Basinger and, after changing her position, Kelly King. Two of the three led their races, with King winning outright, and Moerlie is in a runoff with James. That may be a hint as to what will happen in November. Backers of the tax have two months to get their point across. It may be an uphill battle, but well find out how well they did on Nov. 4.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, September 3, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger New Office! Practicing honest, compassionate dental care in Ocala for ten years. Dr. Allin is proud to announce the opening of his own private practice. 1325 NE 42nd St., Ocala 352-789-6968 AllinFamilyDentistry.com DR. ALLIN 000J275 000IZBU Its peak time for hurricane formation We hope youre watching the weather forecasts closely as we enter the peak season for tropical disturbances. Storms can form quickly at this time of year, so be alert. We have a link to the National Hurricane Center on our web page, and there is also a link to the current radar. Dont get caught umprepared as we get into the time when we are particularly vulnerable. If a storm should approach, pay attention to advisories and, if youre in harms way, get out. Everyone should be careful. After all, you are responsible for your own survival. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial 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 352-390-6444.. 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. One School Board incumbent went down to a resounding defeat. Two others face runoffs in November. Does the dismal showing by incumbents provide insight into the fate of the School Boards one mill property tax referendum in two months? And what is to be made of the fact that only 16.5 percent of registered voters took part in the primary? I vote in a busy precinct, and didnt get there until about 2 p.m. I was the only one there when I walked up to the precinct workers, but there were a couple of people who came in after me. When I left, they told me I was No. 131. The polls had been open for seven hours at that point, so thats fewer than 20 voters per hour. We elected a School Board member and, for the most part, re-elected a county commissioner. So as time goes on, if you didnt vote, dont let me hear you complain. Probably the most shocking result was the resounding defeat of the fourterm incumbent and former Board Chairman Ron Crawford. It wasnt close. Kelly King, a 12-year teaching veteran from Hammett Bowen Elementary, never trailed from the time the early votes and absentee ballots were posted. Just the fact that an incumbent, who has never been linked to any wrongdoing, could lose so badly, has to provide fodder for those who will analyze, over the next couple of months, the possibility of passage of the one-mill levy. Two other incumbents advanced to runoffs, but one of them, Angie Boynton, finished second, narrowly missing being eliminated by third-place Diane Do primaries spell doom for school ad valorem tax? Among Friends Jim Clark Opinion If you are looking to recruit volunteers, what better place than a 55+ community. Even better, if you are looking to recruit reading volunteers is a book group. Recently, Jan Hathaway from United Way came to the Stone Creek Book Club to entice members to volunteer for an outstanding program. Reading Pals is a program that was started in May of 2012 with a grant from the Barnett Family. It was an Early Literacy Grant awarded to 10 Florida United Ways. The funding was for three years. It was funded $75,000 the first year and $85,000 for the second and an undetermined amount for year three. The program is now in its third year. The Reading Pals Program was created in conjunction with the Womens Leadership Council to have volunteers read to kindergarten students. This program in Marion County is in 15 schools all of which had 40 percent or more students on free or reduced lunch. The students whose test scores were in the range of the lowest 25 percent that met specific criteria were selected for The Academy Kindergarten class. In year two of the program, there were 303 students in The Academy program with 221 students with a Reading Pal. The goal for year three is to have a reading pal for each student enrolled in the program. Each volunteer is asked to give two 30 minutes per week to read the same book in session one and two. Some volunteers share the week with another volunteer. Last year, I shared the week with Karen Chapman, a Stone Creek resident and member of the book club. We would help each other out when one of us was away because of vacation or other reasons. Reading to a child, one on one, is a great job for both you and the child. For many children, these are the only books that are in the home. They get a total of 25 books as part of the program, two books for the winter break with a incentive to read over the break, one book for the spring break and eight books for the summer with promotional materials from TD Bank for $10 if they read all ten books. Barnes and Noble will give the student a book if they read 10 books and an application for a library card for both an adult and the child. As I told members of the Stone Creek Book Club about my experiences of working one on one with a child, many members decided that this was a program for them. Fifteen volunteers decided to take on the challenge and some members even signed up their spouses. Jan Hathaway has decided to come back to Stone Creek to do the training for those that have signed up. If you are interested in this excellent volunteer program and would like more information, you can contact Jan Hathaway at United Way at 352-732-9696 Ex. 212 or e-mail her at jhathaway@uwmc.org. It doesnt take make to change a life in this instance, it is 1/2 hour or an hour a week for 25 weeks. What joy you will bring to the life of a child and your own! Reading Pals program comes to Stone Creek Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Pictures show Book Club members listening to Jan Hathaway. Sunday, Sept. 21 Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month playing Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 donation for Hospice. For information, call 352-0234.Tuesday, Sept. 23 Candidates invited to forumThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will conduct a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Meeting Room C from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Evelyn B. Kelly will serve as moderator. Candidates for the Marion County Commission, the Marion County School Board, and the Florida House of Representatives are invited to participate. For further information contact Frances at 352-629-7397 or email: ocaladowns@yahoo.com. Wednesday, Sept. 24 Free High Holidays ticketsTemple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala is offering complimentary tickets for the High Holidays. Services will be conducted by Rabbi Harold Jaye beginning with Erev Rosh Hashanah services on Wednesday evening, Sept. 24. For additional information or to obtain your free tickets contact Elaine at 352-789-5617 or by e-mail at momee3432@aol.com. Please include how many tickets you need and an address to mail the tickets to.Sunday, Sept. 28 Duathlon/10K planned by United WayUnited Way of Marion County will host a duathlon/10K at Silver Springs State Park on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. The event includes a 10K or 6.2 mile run and 15 mile biking event that will benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $60 for the duathlon, $30 for runners who just want to participate in the 10K run or $75 for individuals who would like to complete the duathlon as a team. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call United Way at 352-732-9696. Sunday, Oct. 5 5K run-walk for breast cancer awarenessThe College of Central Florida Student Activities Board will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a 5K run-walk Sunday, Oct. 5, at 8 a.m., at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 3, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, September 3, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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. U H 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 CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL 352-291-1467 Provider for most insurance companies WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. FREE HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS BAT TERIES 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 Factory pricing for non-qualifiers FREE HEARING AIDS New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) FREE Service in Over 1,300 Miracle Ear Locations! Travel With Confidence... Miracle Ear Will Be There. FI ND O UT FIND OUT F OR FOR YO UR SE LF YOURSELF! Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #11 1, or #112. Feder al Insurance pays total cost of 2 Mirac le Ear Digital Hearing Aids Empire Sta te Insurance Plan pays for total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids Y ou Pay $ 0 C al l To da y, t hi s Tr ad eIn O ff er i s Call Today, this T rade-In Offer is A va il ab le f or 7 DA YS O NL Y! Available for 7 DAYS ONL Y! Valid when you trade-in your current hearing aids towards the purchase of a Miracle-Ear ME-1 or ME-2 Solution (2 aids). Valid at participating Miracle-Ear locations only. Not valid with any other discount or offer. Does not apply to prior purchases. 000IXFN 000J6AC 000J210 On Saturday, Aug. 23, the new group who will comprise the Fairfield Village Prayer Chain met for an organizational meeting in the FFV Clubhouse. Cecile Gauthier and Paula LeBlanc lead the meeting with information for those returning and for the new members who joined the Prayer Chain. A brief background of the group was discussed and directions for how the prayer chain will work were clearly defined before refreshments were enjoyed by those present. Members for the 2014-2015 year include the following: Paula LeBlanc, Carol Ouellette, Priscilla Barnett, Catherine Barry, Maryann Becht, Toni Belcher, Ella Bennett, Andrew Herard, Florence Burke, Agnes Cronin, Ethel Dearing, Sandy Ford, Frann Glenney, Dathy Haviland, Tony Haviland, Bernie Nowak, Kathy Nowak, Lil Oliver, Roger Oliver, Bobbie Olmstead, Dora Rawlings, Dolores Smith, Marilyn Tomlin, Kathy Waldman, Carmen Wandke, Becky Weller, Eilene Yudonin. Loretta Zang, Paula Godla, and Cecile Gauthier. All the neighbors of Fairfield Village Looking toward the fall season Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett appreciate the care shown by members of the Prayer Chain especially since it means so much to know that others are concerned and willing to help when loved ones are ill. The Monday Night Bingo was lots of fun on Monday, Aug. 25 when the prizes were larger than usual since this was $10 Bingo Night. Ironically, the first prize was awarded at 7:11 p.m. to Lil Oliver who also won the second game some 10 minutes later at 7:21 p.m. It would seem that it was a very lucky night for one of FFVs most active and popular neighbors. We in Fairfield Village are looking forward to a new season with lots of new neighbors to be a part of the fun activities in the FFV Clubhouse. By the first of October most of our snowbirds will have returned and there will be plenty of fun things for all to do. Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, sincerely hopes that everyone had a great Labor Day weekend with people staying safe and healthy. Lil Oliver gives complete attention to her Bingo cards especially since she won the first two games just a mere 10 minutes apart. Congrats, Lil! Many would like to have your good luck. Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 7 FAIRFIELDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Dorothy St. Pierre smiles in happy anticipation at the regular Bingo Night in the FFV clubhouse.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 3, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, September 3, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 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. U H 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 CHECK QUALIFICATION CALL 352-291-1467 Provider for most insurance companies WALK-INS WELCOME! Call for a FREE demo today! Must present coupon. Any make or model. In office only. One week only. FREE HEARING TEST BATTERY REPLACEMENT HEARING AID REPAIRS BAT TERIES 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 Factory pricing for non-qualifiers FREE HEARING AIDS New Location Inside Crystal River Mall (Next to K-Mart) FREE Service in Over 1,300 Miracle Ear Locations! Travel With Confidence... Miracle Ear Will Be There. FI ND O UT FIND OUT F OR FOR YO UR SE LF YOURSELF! Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Government Insurance code #104, #105, #11 1, or #112. Feder al Insurance pays total cost of 2 Mirac le Ear Digital Hearing Aids Empire Sta te Insurance Plan pays for total cost of 2 Miracle Ear Digital Hearing Aids Y ou Pay $ 0 C al l To da y, t hi s Tr ad eIn O ff er i s Call Today, this T rade-In Offer is A va il ab le f or 7 DA YS O NL Y! Available for 7 DAYS ONL Y! Valid when you trade-in your current hearing aids towards the purchase of a Miracle-Ear ME-1 or ME-2 Solution (2 aids). Valid at participating Miracle-Ear locations only. Not valid with any other discount or offer. Does not apply to prior purchases. 000IXFN 000J6AC 000J210 On Saturday, Aug. 23, the new group who will comprise the Fairfield Village Prayer Chain met for an organizational meeting in the FFV Clubhouse. Cecile Gauthier and Paula LeBlanc lead the meeting with information for those returning and for the new members who joined the Prayer Chain. A brief background of the group was discussed and directions for how the prayer chain will work were clearly defined before refreshments were enjoyed by those present. Members for the 2014-2015 year include the following: Paula LeBlanc, Carol Ouellette, Priscilla Barnett, Catherine Barry, Maryann Becht, Toni Belcher, Ella Bennett, Andrew Herard, Florence Burke, Agnes Cronin, Ethel Dearing, Sandy Ford, Frann Glenney, Dathy Haviland, Tony Haviland, Bernie Nowak, Kathy Nowak, Lil Oliver, Roger Oliver, Bobbie Olmstead, Dora Rawlings, Dolores Smith, Marilyn Tomlin, Kathy Waldman, Carmen Wandke, Becky Weller, Eilene Yudonin. Loretta Zang, Paula Godla, and Cecile Gauthier. All the neighbors of Fairfield Village Looking toward the fall season Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett appreciate the care shown by members of the Prayer Chain especially since it means so much to know that others are concerned and willing to help when loved ones are ill. The Monday Night Bingo was lots of fun on Monday, Aug. 25 when the prizes were larger than usual since this was $10 Bingo Night. Ironically, the first prize was awarded at 7:11 p.m. to Lil Oliver who also won the second game some 10 minutes later at 7:21 p.m. It would seem that it was a very lucky night for one of FFVs most active and popular neighbors. We in Fairfield Village are looking forward to a new season with lots of new neighbors to be a part of the fun activities in the FFV Clubhouse. By the first of October most of our snowbirds will have returned and there will be plenty of fun things for all to do. Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people, sincerely hopes that everyone had a great Labor Day weekend with people staying safe and healthy. Lil Oliver gives complete attention to her Bingo cards especially since she won the first two games just a mere 10 minutes apart. Congrats, Lil! Many would like to have your good luck. Please see FAIRFIELD, Page 7 FAIRFIELDCONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Dorothy St. Pierre smiles in happy anticipation at the regular Bingo Night in the FFV clubhouse.

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Schrier. Shell be facing Chase Basinger. Bobby James led in his race, but hell have to face Jane Moerlie in November. Meanwhile, County Commission Chairman Carl Zalak was virtually assured of re-election by defeating Glen Fiorello, who waged a tough battle in the Republican primary. Floridas dumb election law interpretation, which thwarts the will of the voters, allowed a write-in candidate to close the primary, shutting out Democrats, who can all write in the opponents name in November which has never happened. However, Zalak will be on the ballot, all by himself, in the general election. But back to the school tax plan. Some of the candidates waffled a little when they were asked if they favored the tax by Marions United for Education. Interestingly, those who were most adamant against the tax were Jane Moerlie, Chase Basinger and, after changing her position, Kelly King. Two of the three led their races, with King winning outright, and Moerlie is in a runoff with James. That may be a hint as to what will happen in November. Backers of the tax have two months to get their point across. It may be an uphill battle, but well find out how well they did on Nov. 4.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 3, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, September 3, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger New Office! Practicing honest, compassionate dental care in Ocala for ten years. Dr. Allin is proud to announce the opening of his own private practice. 1325 NE 42nd St., Ocala 352-789-6968 AllinFamilyDentistry.com DR. ALLIN 000J275 000IZBU Its peak time for hurricane formation We hope youre watching the weather forecasts closely as we enter the peak season for tropical disturbances. Storms can form quickly at this time of year, so be alert. We have a link to the National Hurricane Center on our web page, and there is also a link to the current radar. Dont get caught umprepared as we get into the time when we are particularly vulnerable. If a storm should approach, pay attention to advisories and, if youre in harms way, get out. Everyone should be careful. After all, you are responsible for your own survival. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial 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 352-390-6444.. 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. One School Board incumbent went down to a resounding defeat. Two others face runoffs in November. Does the dismal showing by incumbents provide insight into the fate of the School Boards one mill property tax referendum in two months? And what is to be made of the fact that only 16.5 percent of registered voters took part in the primary? I vote in a busy precinct, and didnt get there until about 2 p.m. I was the only one there when I walked up to the precinct workers, but there were a couple of people who came in after me. When I left, they told me I was No. 131. The polls had been open for seven hours at that point, so thats fewer than 20 voters per hour. We elected a School Board member and, for the most part, re-elected a county commissioner. So as time goes on, if you didnt vote, dont let me hear you complain. Probably the most shocking result was the resounding defeat of the fourterm incumbent and former Board Chairman Ron Crawford. It wasnt close. Kelly King, a 12-year teaching veteran from Hammett Bowen Elementary, never trailed from the time the early votes and absentee ballots were posted. Just the fact that an incumbent, who has never been linked to any wrongdoing, could lose so badly, has to provide fodder for those who will analyze, over the next couple of months, the possibility of passage of the one-mill levy. Two other incumbents advanced to runoffs, but one of them, Angie Boynton, finished second, narrowly missing being eliminated by third-place Diane Do primaries spell doom for school ad valorem tax? Among Friends Jim Clark Opinion If you are looking to recruit volunteers, what better place than a 55+ community. Even better, if you are looking to recruit reading volunteers is a book group. Recently, Jan Hathaway from United Way came to the Stone Creek Book Club to entice members to volunteer for an outstanding program. Reading Pals is a program that was started in May of 2012 with a grant from the Barnett Family. It was an Early Literacy Grant awarded to 10 Florida United Ways. The funding was for three years. It was funded $75,000 the first year and $85,000 for the second and an undetermined amount for year three. The program is now in its third year. The Reading Pals Program was created in conjunction with the Womens Leadership Council to have volunteers read to kindergarten students. This program in Marion County is in 15 schools all of which had 40 percent or more students on free or reduced lunch. The students whose test scores were in the range of the lowest 25 percent that met specific criteria were selected for The Academy Kindergarten class. In year two of the program, there were 303 students in The Academy program with 221 students with a Reading Pal. The goal for year three is to have a reading pal for each student enrolled in the program. Each volunteer is asked to give two 30 minutes per week to read the same book in session one and two. Some volunteers share the week with another volunteer. Last year, I shared the week with Karen Chapman, a Stone Creek resident and member of the book club. We would help each other out when one of us was away because of vacation or other reasons. Reading to a child, one on one, is a great job for both you and the child. For many children, these are the only books that are in the home. They get a total of 25 books as part of the program, two books for the winter break with a incentive to read over the break, one book for the spring break and eight books for the summer with promotional materials from TD Bank for $10 if they read all ten books. Barnes and Noble will give the student a book if they read 10 books and an application for a library card for both an adult and the child. As I told members of the Stone Creek Book Club about my experiences of working one on one with a child, many members decided that this was a program for them. Fifteen volunteers decided to take on the challenge and some members even signed up their spouses. Jan Hathaway has decided to come back to Stone Creek to do the training for those that have signed up. If you are interested in this excellent volunteer program and would like more information, you can contact Jan Hathaway at United Way at 352-732-9696 Ex. 212 or e-mail her at jhathaway@uwmc.org. It doesnt take make to change a life in this instance, it is 1/2 hour or an hour a week for 25 weeks. What joy you will bring to the life of a child and your own! Reading Pals program comes to Stone Creek Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Pictures show Book Club members listening to Jan Hathaway. Sunday, Sept. 21 Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. at VFW Post 4781 across from Oak Run. The band performs on the third Sunday of each month playing Jazz, Big Band, Dixieland and songs from the past. $3 donation for Hospice. For information, call 352-0234.Tuesday, Sept. 23 Candidates invited to forumThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will conduct a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters, 2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Meeting Room C from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Evelyn B. Kelly will serve as moderator. Candidates for the Marion County Commission, the Marion County School Board, and the Florida House of Representatives are invited to participate. For further information contact Frances at 352-629-7397 or email: ocaladowns@yahoo.com. Wednesday, Sept. 24 Free High Holidays ticketsTemple Bnai Darom, 49 Banyan Course, Ocala is offering complimentary tickets for the High Holidays. Services will be conducted by Rabbi Harold Jaye beginning with Erev Rosh Hashanah services on Wednesday evening, Sept. 24. For additional information or to obtain your free tickets contact Elaine at 352-789-5617 or by e-mail at momee3432@aol.com. Please include how many tickets you need and an address to mail the tickets to.Sunday, Sept. 28 Duathlon/10K planned by United WayUnited Way of Marion County will host a duathlon/10K at Silver Springs State Park on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 8 a.m. The event includes a 10K or 6.2 mile run and 15 mile biking event that will benefit the United Way. Entry fee is $60 for the duathlon, $30 for runners who just want to participate in the 10K run or $75 for individuals who would like to complete the duathlon as a team. Race forms can be downloaded at www.uwmc.org or participants can register at Active.com. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, call United Way at 352-732-9696. Sunday, Oct. 5 5K run-walk for breast cancer awarenessThe College of Central Florida Student Activities Board will kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a 5K run-walk Sunday, Oct. 5, at 8 a.m., at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road.

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Tuesday, Sept. 9 Macintosh User Group to meetThe Ocala Macintosh User Group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. The speaker for this months meeting is Dr. John Row Rogacki, associate director of the Florida Institute of Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). Dr. Rogacki will speak on Inventing the Future at IHMC. His focus will be on research efforts in human-centered computing, humanoid robotics, and assistive technologies that either restore lost capabilities or give people super-human capabilities. To learn about Dr. Rogackis extensive list of accomplishments prior to joining IHMC, visit http://www.ihmc.us/groups/jrogacki/. Tech Tips, Q & As, and the monthly raffle will follow Dr. Rogackis talk. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Saturday, Sept. 13 Model airplane showThe Ocala Flying Model Club will present an RC Model Airplane Show to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project on Saturday, Sept. 13, at the clubs flying field on 110th St., across from the horse park entrance. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per carload. There will be a plastic model airplane/model railroad display, live music by the Brion Kenyon Band and food available at the Cook Shack. For more information, contact Tom Thacker at 404625-9497 or Ocalaflyingmodelcclub.comSunday, Sept. 14 Rowdy Boys to performOur first Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside of the season will take place on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. in the Sanctuary, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. We are having something different this year. The Rowdy Boys are a Barbershop quartet, singing four part a capella harmony in barbershop style. They are members of the Big Sun Chorus and the Barbershop Harmony Society. They perform regularly to civic and social groups in the Ocala area. They are a unique group in that they are all former military officers with three retired pilots and one Navy entomologist. The public is invited and admission is free but donations will be appreciated. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Chamber Music Society free concertBack by popular demand, the Marion Chamber Music Society will present vocal soloist Stephen Saxon on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Church, 6455 SW State Road 200 in Ocala. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are Always exceptional; always free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. For more information, call 8671340. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 3, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, September 3, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger John M. 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Wednesday, Sept. 3 Free classes for learning EnglishFor the 11th year, College Road Baptist Church will again offer ESL (English as Second Language) classes every Wednesday at 6 p.m., beginning Sept. 3. Nursery care, childrens and teen activities, adult Bible study, and assistance for those who want to apply and study for the citizenship test are all offered at the same time. ESL is for adults, but families will find programs for all ages. Every class and activity is free and everyone is welcome. For more information please call 854-6981 or 8737507. The church is at 5110 SW State Road 200. A similar ministry is also offered at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Maricamp Road(phone 629-5683).Friday, Sept. 5 First Friday Art WalkThe First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala on Friday, Sept. 5 for its fifth season. The public is invited to partake in the festivities from 6 to 9 p.m. Next months event features over 30 artist displays, gallery receptions, one-ofa-kind restaurants and extended shopping hours. Festivities will include: Fencing, Tai Chi, and yoga demos, plus India ink art by Ali Graves at the Training Center of Ocala. Exhibit opening and special reception for Healing with a HeArt at Brick City Center for the Arts. Exhibit opening and special reception for the Ocala Art Group competition: Did You Hear That? inside city halls first floor lobby from 6 to 8 p.m. Live entertainment on the downtown square presented by Pi on Broadway. This month featuring Shema Freeman from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For additional details on the First Friday Art Walk, including how artists may participate, please visit www.ocalafl.org/artwalk or call Melissa Townsend, Community Cultural Arts Manager, 352-629-8447. Saturday, Sept. 6 Family comfort, security eventOn Saturday Sept. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Palm Kia of Ocala is hosting a Family Comfort and Security Event in support of the Interfaith Emergency Services. Exhibitors include the Ocala Police Department, Ocala Fire Department, and Ocala Stampede Soccer League. Activities include fitness tips and challenges, Operation Kid Safe identification packages, complimentary grilled hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages, home computer scans, plus contests, prizes and entertainment. Chief Operating Officer Dennis Hall said, This is the largest child safety and family event to come to Ocala. Its another way to show support for families and children. Interfaith Emergency Services, the beneficiary of this event, has provided emergency relief and assistance for over three decades to over 30,000 Marion County residents without regard to any other factor other than need. Participation is free, however, attendees are asked to provide non-perishable food items, personal care products and small, unwrapped toys. Palm Kia is at 2305 SW College Road in Ocala. Additional information is available at PalmChevyKia.com.Chess club to meetThe chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down. Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess. Its your move! For more information, call Ron at 873-2276Yoga in Sholom ParkYoga in Sholom Park at 9 a.m. Classes are free of charge. Bring a mat or towel and come early to center yourself. For more information, call Ingrid Crane at 352-854-7950.Sunday, Sept. 7 Bowen concert at Ocala WestA Free concert by the Bobby Bowen Family will be conducted at the Ocala West Church of the Nazarene (5884 SW 60th Ave., Ocala) on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. A love offering will be taken up for the family. God opened the doors for this family ministry in 2007 when both Bobby and Becky fasted. They didnt pray with a family ministry in mind but through the fast and prayer, God moved and at the end of that year Bobby began booking singing dates for himself, returning to the call he believed God placed on his life as a teenager. Hed been serving in music ministry from his early teens singing with his family, through his accomplished and professional years with the variousaward-winning and Grammy-nominated group, MidSouth (Boys). In 1997 Midsouth disbanded and Bobby stayed home to serve as sound engineer at his church, Cornerstone Nashville and started a family. Gods talents are evident in their children, Landis, Hope, and Faith. The three of them play and sing together beautifully. For more information about the familys ministry visit: http://bobbybowen.com. M ore on Page 4 The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly finally exercised our right to a vacation and planned for a whole week to spend with our son and his family. Preparing for a week vacation takes about six weeks prior to the vacation and then six weeks after the vacation to get caught up. I do not know how people take vacations all the time. It was to be a great week of relaxing and spending time with our son and his family in the state of Ohio. Ohio is remarkable for a lot of things but when my wife and I think of Ohio we think of one thing: our grandchildren. Someone once remarked that grandchildren was Gods way of apologizing for our children. Maybe that is so, I do not know. If so, I gladly accept His apology. All I know is it is wonderful to spend time with grandchildren. The important thing about being a grandparent is discovering the skills necessary to adequately spoil your grandchildren within a weeks time frame. Secretly, my plan is to get back at my children for their childhood in my home by spoiling my grandchildren in their home. Revenge is sweet and wonderful. It was about the middle of the week and my wife and I were sitting outside enjoying the cool weather. All of the grandchildren had been snuggled down into their beds for the night. It certainly is tiring to spend the day with grandchildren who have no shortage of energy and whose tongue is a well oiled machine and does not know how to be quiet. Our ears were still tingling from the days childish verbiage extravaganza. We were sitting in the backyard sipping some hot coffee, enjoying the quiet evening when I heard this buzzing sound on the left side of my head. Automatically my hand swatted in that area and I went on drinking my coffee as though nothing had happened. I thought perhaps the kids were still up or maybe it was a flashback from the afternoon. My wife looked at me as though something weird happened, but we continued enjoying the evening atmosphere with only the soothing sounds of sipping coffee. Then I heard the buzzing sound again. This time it was on the other side of my head and as I swatted I began to realize what was happening. All of the bugs in the state of Ohio had received a memo that I was vacationing in the state. In well organized shifts they began the welcoming process. Within a short time I was swatting bugs with both hands which did not seem to change the situation at hand. I know I am a sweet person, but this was becoming ridiculous. I would like to retain my sweetness for something other than bugs. I am not quite sure how many bug bites I received that night, I stopped counting at 2,973,442 bites. I am not quite certain, but it was feeling more like it had exceeded 3 million bites. If I had a penny for every bug bite I would buy some very expensive bug repellent. It seemed like they were working in shifts and it got to the point where my mind shifted into a murder scenario. Is it a crime to murder a bug who has bitten me so many times? Of course the real question is, is it really murder? Could it be considered a mercy killing? And if it is murder, what is the penalty for murdering a bug? I was at the point that I would gladly have paid handsomely for the privilege of putting some bugs to rest. As a spiritually minded person, I wondered if bugs go to heaven when they die? If they go to heaven, do they continue to bite? And, would it be proper for an angel to swat a bug in heaven? The mood I was in, after being bitten so many times by these lousy bugs, I had an opposite destination in mind. Since they like fire so much and are attracted to it, I would be glad to accommodate them. I know a place that would fit the situation quite well. After two hours of fighting these stinking bugs, my sanity, as fragile as it is, was on the brink of collapsing. Once my sanity collapses I am not responsible for what I will do or say. It was hard to find a place on my body one finger wide where a bug had not tasted the delicacy of my sweet skin. One question I reflected on was simply, what did the bugs do before I arrived? Did they save up all their energy for when I would come and visit? This is not the kind of celebrity status I am seeking. My preference is to be anonymous to all the bugs in Ohio. All of these insects, whatever they were, were simply bugging me to death. When I regained some composure, I thought about what it must have been like for Jesus to come into this world. The writer of Hebrews puts it this way, So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation (Hebrews 9:28). So many things in this world bug me, but I have something greater to look forward to, a place called heaven.Rev. James L. 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Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Read the classifieds The W est Marion Messenger is a free comm unity newspaper cov ering ne ws of communities w est of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala P alms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meado w, Fo xwood F arms and Golden Hills Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Prob lems getting the Messeng er: If your comm unity is listed abov e and the Messenger is not delivered to y ou or you are ha ving trouble getting the paper from bo xes around the S .R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. 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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 3, 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 effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. 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INDEX Fairfield Village..6 Stone Creek........8 Rev. Snyder........10 Quail Meadow....12 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 29 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, September 3, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Mon. Thurs. 11 am 8:30 pm Fri. & Sat. 11 am 9:30 pm Closed on Sunday 873-0223 8602 SW SR 200, 103rd St. Plaza Ocala, Florida 873-0223 873-0223 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 ONE LARGE CHEESE PIZZA $6.99 MONDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 9/12/14 Whole Wheat Pasta Available 000J6O6 TUESDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 9/12/14 VALID IN OCALA ONLY 1 ST T OPPING F REE M ON & T HURS O NLY $6.99 $6.99 SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS W ITH PURCHASE OF BEVERAGE E XP 9/12/14 $20.00 $20.00 2 For BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA BAKED DISHES CHICKEN PARMIGIANA VEAL PARMIGIANA I NCLUDES F REE C HEESECAKE OR Z EPPOLIS 000J6M0 000J6L7 ELECTION RESULTS County Commission District 4 Zalak ..............................11,704 Fiorello.............................8,240 School Board District 3 James .............................10,735 Moerlie ............................9,148 Wilson...............................8,313 Touchton.........................4,085 School Board District 4 Basinger .......................10,310 Boynton ..........................8,480 Schrier..............................7,728 Bevan................................5,390 School Board District 5 King ................................18,399 Crawford.......................13,511 Circuit Judge (5 counties) Hatcher .........................54,596 Lyn ..................................25,038 Samargya......................19,268 Kautz..............................18,437 U.S. Representative Dist. 3 Yoho ...............................37,486 Rush..................................9,739 Governor (Republican) Scott ............................835,434 Cuevas-Neunder......100,856 Adeshina.......................18,920 Governor (Democrat) Crist .............................624,281 Rich...............................215,113 Attorney General (Dem.) Sheldon .....................458,681 Thurston.....................297,494 Bold -outright winner Bold italics -in runoff Statewide vote totals updated Friday, Aug. 29 by Florida Division of Elections The College of Central Florida will pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and host a grand opening for the CF Patriot Center for Veterans Thursday, Sept. 11. The remembrance ceremony begins at 9 a.m. and will be held outside the Patriot Center, Building 11, at the Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The grand opening will immediately follow. The Patriot Center for Veterans was established to serve students and their families and offers a venue for studying and fellowship, mental health counseling, a small library, food pantry and more. In 2013, 536 CF students received Veterans Administration benefits. Veterans who are no longer receiving benefits also can benefit from services offered at the center. CF was designated as a Military Friendly institution in 2013 by Victory Media. The designation ranks CF as among the top 20 percent of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students. The remembrance ceremony is hosted by the Student Activities Board at the Ocala Campus. To learn more about CF, visit www.CF.edu. BY JIM CLARK EditorIncumbent County Commissioner Carl Zalak survived a hard-fought campaign to defeat Glen Fiorello in the Republican primary on Tuesday, Aug. 26. Zalak received 11,704 votes, or 58.68 percent, to Fiorellos 8,240 votes, or 41.32 percent in the two-man GOP-only election. Zalak still must face write-in candidate Christopher Tarner, whose entry into the race closed the primary to Democratic voters. No write-in candidate has ever won in modern-day Florida elections. That was the end of the good news for Marion Countys incumbents. In the School Board District 5 race, Hammett Bowen teacher Kelly King pulled off probably the biggest upset of the day by soundly beating incumbent Ron Crawford, getting more than 57 percent of the vote. With only two people in the race, she is the winner of the election. A sincere and heartfelt thank you for electing me to be your representative for Marion County School Board, she wrote on her Facebook account. Two other School Board incumbents will face runoffs in the Nov. 4 general election. In District 3, incumbent Bobby James was the leader but fell far short of the 50 percent plus one vote needed to win in the four-candidate race. Hell face Jane Moerlie in November. In District 4, incumbent Angie Boynton has a much bigger hill to climb, as she trailed newcomer Chase Basinger after Tuesdays vote. Theyll go at each other in the November runoff as well. In a multi-county race, incumbent Circuit Judge Sandy Kautz finished last in the four-person race that saw Mary Hatcher coast to a large lead, but she received only 46 percent of the vote and will face Denise Dymond Lyn in November. In the governors race, Marion voters went overwhelmingly in favor of the two leading candidates, Rick Scott on the Republican side and Charlie Crist for the Democrats. That will be the big statewide battle in November. Carl Zalak Kelly King Zalak coasts to county victory; Kelly King unseats Crawford College plans 9-11 tribute, will open center for veterans Prayer Chain groupThese were the people at Fairfield Village who met recently about the Prayer Chain. Details on Page 6. Senior Learners, Inc. (SLI) is a newly formed nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing a broad range of academic educational opportunities to seniors (ages 50 and better). Instructors from the former Senior Learning Institute will be teaching for Senior Learners, Inc. with classes being held at the College of Central Florida (CF). For more information and to register please visit the SLI website at seniorlearners.org or call (352) 239-8780. The following is a list of courses beginning in September 2014 (Unless otherwise stated each class meets once per week for two hours): The Vikings, Sept. 3 to Oct. 8, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. College of Central Florida, University Center $5. The Vikings have been depicted as sea raiders in horned helmets who devastated western civilization. But reality is much more complex. This course will trace the origins, culture, and accomplishments of this relatively brief civilization. For more information and to register please visit the SLI website at seniorlearners.org or call (352) 239-8780. The Development of the Concerto, Sept. 9 to Sept. 30, 2 to 4 p.m., College of Central Florida, University Center $25. This course will explore the development of the Concerto from its meager beginnings through the climatic years of the Romantic period and explore what is happening in modern music relevant to the Concerto style. For more information and to register please visit the SLI website at seniorlearners.org or call (352) 239-8780. Physics in Your Life I, Sept.12 to Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., College of Central Florida, University Center $30. This course and its companion provide a math-free overview, with demonstrations, of the physics principles that impact your every day life. Each class amplifies and discusses video lectures by Professor Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College. For more information and to register please visit the SLI website at seniorlearners.org or call (352) 239-8780. For Love of Film: Political Dramas, Sept. 29 to Oct. 27, 1 to 4 p.m., College of Central Florida, University Center $25. Hollywood has produced many politically focused films. Join us in viewing and discussing four provocative films: The Candidate starring Robert Redford, Wag the Dog starring Dustin Hoffman, Good Night and Good Luck written and directed by George Clooney and The Manchurian Candidate starring Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury. For more information and to register please visit the SLI website at seniorlearners.org or call (352) 239-8780. Senior Learners announce courses starting in September League of Women Voters of Marion County has announced the schedule of forums for voters: Thursday, Sept. 4, 2 p.m., Circle Square Cultural Center at OTOW, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, discussion on ballot initiatives. Monday, Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m., Ocala Police Dept. Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, discussion on ballot initiatives. Monday, Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m., School Board candidates, also county commissioner, although there will only be write-in opposition for Carl Zalak. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 6:30 p.m., Circle Square Cultural Center at OTOW, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala, discussion on ballot initiatives. Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., Ocala Police Dept. Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., Ocala, School Board candidates, also county commissioner, although there will only be write-in opposition for the winner of the primary, Carl Zalak. Voter forums scheduled for candidates, issues that will be on ballot in November September has arrived and with it we get the second visit of the year from the love bugs. For those of you who may be new to the area, we are greeted by these pests in May and September. Dont let them stay on your car they will destroy the paint! Sandy Ezell is doing a fantastic job as the new coordinator for our Quail Meadow Reporter. As you know, this is a volunteer job which requires many hours of work. Also, our residents who deliver this newsletter to your door each month are volunteers. If you would like to help in this delivery, please contact Sandy. September also means many activities are once again in full swing. Bingo, which is always a popular event, is on the second and fourth Tuesday each month. Also, you line dancers who had the summer off, get ready to get your feet moving on Wednesday, the 10th, at 7 p.m. Of course, the BIG social for the month is the Classic Car Cruise and Sock Hop on Saturday, the 20th. The Sounds of Time will be back to provide music for dancing, singing, and listening. Snacks will be provided, and, as usual, its B.Y.O.B. for those who prefer their own special beverage. Tickets, for a $5 donation, are available from Maryanne Ellner. September means the Red Hatters are back in session the first meeting will be on Friday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m. at the clubhouse. This is our planning meeting for the year, so bring your ideas with you. The Red Hats are open to all women in Quail Meadow; so, if you want to join a fun group, come to the clubhouse Friday. Attention all veterans we are planning to get a group picture of everyone on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at noon. This will take place at the clubhouse. If you still have a uniform and would like to wear it, please do. A special thanks to Richard Gunther for all his work on this project. The primary election was last Tuesday. It is important that use our right to vote. The Quail Meadow clubhouse is the voting poll for our community. We couldnt have a more convenient location! At 11 a.m., when I cast my ballot, I was only #40 for the morning. As a registered Florida voter, you are eligible to vote by mail. Contact the Supervisor of Elections if you need more information. Ladies the September luncheon is Friday, the 12th, at the Ocean Buffet. Please contact Maryanne Ellner or Dottie Hefferon if you plan to attend. Reminder: This Friday is First Friday gathering at the clubhouse at 7 p.m. Come meet your friends and neighbors for a good time bring snacks! Ezell excels at Quail Meadow Reporter Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb