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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Stone Creek........6 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 31 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IXDP 000IWYW Saturday, October 4, 2014 VIP Preview 5-6pm Event 6-9pm *Limited Availability. Taxes not included. *Fo r tick ets only go to the Chronicle site listed below .Vip $55 advance only$149 General Admission $25 advance $30 at the door Get Your Tickets Now!Call 800-6 32-6 26 2to reserve your room www.PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com A weekend to get away, have fun and be treated like a Diva!Shop Til You Drop Cocktails Hors doeuvres Massage Jewelry Clothing Cosmetics & More! Over $3500 in Door Prizes 9301 Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 1 Night Stay & 2 General Admission Diva Tickets www.chronicleonlin e.com/divanight AA Western Wear Abitare Salon & Day Spa Alpaca Magic Arbonne Susan Reynolds Body Transformations Citrus County Jazzercise Color Me Wicked Complete Family Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Connollys Sod & Nursery Connors Gifts Crazy On Outdoors Dental Cosmetic Dr Santa Cruz Eclectic Ends Salon Everyones Massage Florida Department of Health Citrus County Frame Design The Garden Shed Georgieos Hair Designs Gold Rush Heart of the Garden Inverness Yoga It Works Wraps Jafra Cosmetics Jenuine Designs John Meyers Locks/ Mamas Kuntry Kafe Juice Plus Karma Resale Shoppe La Te Da Boutique M Hair Studio and the Spa at M Mez Mer Eyes Mosaic Tile Oragami Owl Rodan & Field Skin Care Silipada Tracy Specialty Gems Suncoast Eye Center Suncoast Dermatology & Skin Surgery Center The Honey Hole The New Image Med Spa Thirty One by Valorie, Donna & Geraldine Timberlane Chiropractic Sisto Plastic Surgery Towne and Country All Wood Furniture Waverley Florist Whalen Jewelers Wine Shop III Zebra Candles Zen Zone Will Construction Zibye Weight 50+ v endors Crystal Automotive Citrus Pest Management Gardner Audiology HPH Hospice Suncoast Plumbing & Electric Rock Solid Creat ions Vendors 9-11 at CFThe College of Central Florida held a ceremony remembering those who died in the 9-11 attacks. A good crowd gathered on campus for the event, which included the opening of a center for veterans. BY JIM CLARK EditorWe have the money. That was the feeling echoed by the two challengers in the Marion County School Board elections as they appeared at a forum last week. The post-primary election cycle began in earnest in the area when the final School Board candidates gathered at the meeting of the State Road 200 Coalition at least most of them did. Incumbent Bobby James in District 3 had been invited and, according to Coalition President Pat Gabriel, had committed to come, but he failed to show. I dont know why he isnt here, Gabriel told the Coalition members gathered at the Collins Center in TimbeRidge. Jane Moerlie, James District 3 challenger, and Chase Basinger, who is challenging incumbent Angie Boynton in District 4, both made the following assertion. We have the money, but how are we spending the money, Moerlie told the small audience. We need to spend it in the classroom maybe share some principals and assistant principals. She said board members need to burn the midnight oil, need to resolve issues. I would bring hard work and dedication. She said she would go to the schools where the problems are. We need to build a budget around the classrooms. Now theyre built around the admin(istration). If we ensure that our children are being prioritized, we can do without one or two admins. She added, Our students are not proficient in reading or writing. She criticized the use of academic coaches to teach the teachers. They dont need to be taught how to do their professions. She said she hopes to bring back the public comments on television at the meetings. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKAngie Boynton, left, and Chase Basinger, candidates for School Board District 4, share some thoughts after Mondays Coalition meeting. School challengers say board has enough funding Please see SCHOOL, Page 3 We have the money, but how are we spending the money? Jane MoerlieSchool Board candidate. Its Five OClock SomewhereJimmy Buffet fan Sharon Pilat displays a parrot at the Stone Creek celebration Its Five OClock Somewhere. See column and more photos on Page 6. Save three times when you shop for energy-conserving appliances Sept. 19-21. During the upcoming tax-free holiday, Floridians will not only save on their initial purchase of an Energy Star appliance or WaterSense product, but they will also see lower electric and water bills down the road. By supporting the use of energy efficient appliances, consumers and retailers will contribute to decreased water and energy waste, ensuring an adequate supply for generations to come. Florida Retail is a proud advocate of tax-free holidays for the benefit of all Floridians, said Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation. We encourage shoppers to save on their utilities and thank them for playing an active role in the longterm protection of our states natural resources. Sales tax will be waived on the first $1,500 of the retail price of select Energy Star and WaterSense appliances, including ceiling fans, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, light bulbs, clothes washers, bathroom sink faucets, shower heads and more. Expensive energy-saving appliances tax free this weekend Saturday, Oct. 4 Fall tree and shrub saleThe Marion County Master Gardeners will host their annual Fall Tree & Shrub Sale Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m.-noon or until sold out. The event will be held at the Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala). Admission and parking are free. Master Gardeners will have many types of plants available for sale, including: fruit, ornamental and shades trees; shrubs; and selected perennials. Gardening publications, soil test kits and a large variety of seeds will also be available for purchase. Funds raised from this event will support the Marion County Master Gardener program and the youth horticulture scholarship program. No pets are allowed at the event. For more information about Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.Palm Cay Craft fairOn Oct. 4, Palm Cay will conduct its craft fair, which is open to the public, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. There will be a baked goods sale going on at the same time, and also a quilt raffle. The kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy hot dogs and drinks for lunch.Marion Landing craft fairThe annual Marion Landing Craft Fair will be Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon in the communitys Lifestyle Center 8601 SW 65th Ave. Road across from Queen of Peace Catholic Church on SR 200. Handcrafted items for sale include jewelry, quilts, greeting cards, floral arrangements, handbags, home dcor, paintings, unique gifts and holiday items. Coffee/tea and donuts will be available for a nominal price. Free admission open to the public. No pets, please. For more information, call 237-7152.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. In color run style, participants will have the option of being splashed with pink paint throughout the course. The run will benefit Dunnellon-based Michelle-OGram, a nonprofit that assists women who cannot afford diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds or screenings. Named after Dunnellon resident Michelle Blauser Standridge, who died at age 33 after a three-year battle with breast cancer, the organization has helped more than 500 women since it began in 2009. Register for the 5k on active.com search CF SAB or print the registration form and drop it off at the CF Office of Student Life in the Bryant Student Union, Room 201. Registration is $20 now or $25 after Oct. 1. Registration will be also be available on race day at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 First Congregational yard saleIts time again for the annual yard sale at First Congregational Church on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please note the time change from previous years. Doors will open promptly at 9 a.m. Shop from a vast array of items which include clothing, jewelry, handbags, dishes, glassware, cookware, linens, decorative pillows, bedding, appliances, furniture, audio equipment, tools, and so much more. New this year, we are adding a boutique section for better clothing, jewelry and home decor. For those who may become thirsty or hungry from shopping all the great deals, refreshments will be available for purchase. First Congregational is located at 7171 SW State Road 200.Saturday, Oct. 18 Lions yard sale at Bank of OzarksThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks, State Road 200 in the Friendship Plaza. Food will be available for purchase.

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 17, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, September 17, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger TO PLACE ACLASSIFIED AD, CALLToll Free 1-877-676-1403 MONDAYTHROUGH FRIDAY, 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Friday at 4:00 pm is the deadline for classified reader ads. DEADLINES CANCELLATIONSAll ads require prepayment. We accept: CHARGE IT!! ERRORS Advertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the dates the ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.Beware: Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by the West Marion Messenger. We make every ef fort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $5.12 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$5.12+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTALFor your convenience, mail with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 8810 SW SR 200, Unit 104, Ocala, FL 34481 or call... CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD WMM_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 For your convenience, mail in with payments to West Marion Messenger office at 20441 E Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL34432 or call... Todays New Ads 352-387-4261 BROWN & BROWN INSURANCE -Home Auto Flood -Golf Cart s -Boat s Motorcycles -Liability Umbrellas Free quotes and nothing to lose!! Call Anthony Piferrer Personal Lines Agent & Neighbor Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKSFREE TOLL FREE1-877-676-1403 NOW ENROLLING Cosmetology Day & Night SchoolBarber Night SchoolMassage Day & Night SchoolNail & Skin Car e Day School Starts Weekly Intr oducing NAILSNight School Mn-Tues-Wed 5P-9PSKINNight School Mn-Tues-Wed 5P-9P Campus Locations: NEW PORT RICHEY SPRING HILLBROOKSVILLE352-293-2707 or 866-282-2383 www.benes.edu STAR T A CAREER IN A YEAR Mattr ess LIQUIDA TION 50% -80% OFF RET AIL WHY PA Y MORE? 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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. T o complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAIN RETREAT on 2 Acres 2,850 sq ft., 4 Bd.Rms./ 3 Full Baths $139,500. (732) 299-8350 WE BUYR VS, TRUCKS, TRAILERS, 5TH WHEELS, & MOTOR HOMES Call US 352-201-6945 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID-$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE B UY ALL A UT OS with or without titles ANY CONDITION Cindy (813) 505-6939 CHRYSLER2012 Town & Country Wheelchair van with 10 lowered floor, ramp and tie downs Call T om for more info 352-325-1306 YAMAHA2009, Star, all dressed out, new tires, helmets and lots of extras $7,000. (352) 237-6807 352-387-4261 BROWN & BROWN INSURANCE -Home Auto Flood -Golf Cart s -Boat s Motorcycles -Liability Umbrellas Free quotes and nothing to lose!! Call Anthony Piferrer Personal Lines Agent & Neighbor Painting Excellence Third generation staf f of professionals. If quality, neatness & attention to detail are important..call for a Free Estimate. Pro Plus Builders Painting Division 352-572-0830 proplusbuilders.com STUMP GRINDINGCALLJIM FOR FREE ESTIMATES (218) 289-3767 A HEARING DEVICE LIKE NO OTHER The Hearing Aid Everyone is T alking About ReSound LiNK is different. Really different. The first (and only) hearing aid that gives you more o f every listening situation. And you will hear an amazing difference with the microscopic cutting-edge sound processor inside. It makes traditional hearing aids a thing of the past. www.nutechhearing.com 000J69C OCALA EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW COLLEGE RD, STE 207 Colours Plaza, next to Red Lobster OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 1 1250 SW 93RD CT RD. Next to Chilis CRYST AL RIVER 352-794-6155 1 122 N. SUNCOAST BL VD (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island T rail INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. GULF TO LAKE HWY 1/2 mile east of W almart Say Hello To The Worlds SMARTEST Hearing Aid Its never missing out on a conversation. Its getting back to chatting on the phone. Its having your favorite media right in your ear. Its more than just a hearing aid. WEDNESDA Y, SEPT. 17 WEDNESDA Y, SEPT. 2 4 DURING THIS EVENT YOULL RECEIVE: FREE Hearing T est FREE Surround Sound Demonstration TRIAL For 30 Days FREE GIFT BAG For The First 30 Appts. Digital ReSound Hearing Aids STARTING AT ea. As featured on: Brilliant It sounds so natural In a recent independent study comparing premium products from six manufacturers, a panel of experienced hearing-aid wearers gave ReSounds sound quality top rating.* *SenseLab hearing aid benchmark test M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed form. The superintendent quickly condemned the denial, saying his district had no policy forbidding uniformed military from entering the building. We have yet to hear from those four employees, whod told the officer it was school district policy. Now in Ocala, the city proposed to fine two business owners for displaying the Dont Tread on Me flag, which was used during the Revolutionary War and is sometimes used by Tea Partyers today. Again, outrage followed, so the left is walking it back. The price of liberty is truly eternal vigilance. Al Shumard Oak Run LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Welcome football! Wasnt it great last weekend to be able to watch some college and NFL football? I know not everyone is thrilled, but many of us are. Some of the college scores were really lopsided, but they will get better as the season progresses. Of course, if you are a Florida Gator fan you were overjoyed. Personally, I really enjoyed the Atlanta Falcons game. Bingo is back in full swing on the second and fourth Tuesday. Play begins at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse. I understand that this is really a lively group. If you are looking for an evening out, come join the gang. Ladies, the Four Seasons Fall and Holiday Exchange will soon be here. This sale/exchange is the first time we have tried this concept here in Quail Meadow. If it proves successful/enjoyable, we will probably do it again. This is a good time to clean out those closets of the things you no longer wear. Also, accessories, household items, etc. are also acceptable. The sale/exchange will take place at the clubhouse on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 2 p.m. The unsold items will be donated to Hospice, unless you want to keep your contributions. Call Brooke Hamlin or Pat Talley for more information. This is the last reminder of the Sock Hop/Car Show that will be on Saturday. Tickets are still available from Pat Talley. The show last year was a huge success, and this year will probably be even better. The pool is still very warm and ready for you swimmers. Water aerobics take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. Do you like to work with ceramics? Jan Johnson conducts the class every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and noon at the clubhouse. If you are interested in water colors, then meet with Barbara Fife at the clubhouse on the first and third Thursday each week. There is always something to do here in QM. Reminder: The July 4 DVD is still available contact Richard Gunther. Four Seasons Fall and Holiday Exchange Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb

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In District 4, incumbent Angie Boynton, the vice chair of the board, listed her accomplishments in her nearly four years on the board, and emphasized her work in fighting for the district with legislators in Tallahassee. I will continue to use common sense, she said. She spoke of her efforts in alternatives to suspensions and said the program had 89 percent parental involvement. She said she would try to find solutions and hold taxes. Chase Basinger, a music teacher at Central Baptist Church, is challenging Boynton. I represent change. Change is what we need in Marion County. When I look at the School Board today, I want to see changes. He referenced the 2010 election when Boynton was elected. What happened is nothing. We dropped to 56th (in state rankings). Its appalling, embarrassing. It starts in the classroom. He said he would ask the principals, what does the child need to succeed, how much is it going to cost. He too complained about the lack of television for the public comments before the meetings. How about transparency in the meeting. That right has been taken away. He said he was told by a local businessman, These guys and gals who are graduating dont how had to read, dont know how to add. Talking about funding, he said, Weve got the money, folks. The basic needs are not being met. I am not for a property tax. We have $450 million. Everything needs to be accounted for. I do not see accountability. During the question period, Basinger was asked about a letter he wrote to pastors. The questioner said that move was unconstitutional and the churches could lose their tax-exemption status. Basinger replied that he was just introducing his candidacy, and commented, We have a differing opinion on separation. School Board candidates have two forums scheduled by the League of Women Voters. The first is Monday, Sept. 22 at the Circle Square Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m., and the second at Ocala Police Department Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 2, also at 6:30 p.m. In addition, on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Public Library on East Silver Springs Boulevard, the candidates have been invited by the Womans Club to a 5:30 forum.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3 10 W ednesday, September 17, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000J648 Insurance Claims Handled 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Fine Jewelry For All Occasions Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Stor e Hours: T ues-Fri. 10-5 Sat. 10-2 B UYING G OLD A ND D IAMONDS 000J8ZX Liv e Life Accor ding to Gods Word Learn how at the Berean Fall Bible Conference September 22 & 23, 2014 Ber ean Baptist Church 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Visit us any Sunday at 10:45 am Dr Mike Patton Host Pastor Featured Speakers: Dr. Bobby Roberson Gospel Light Baptist Church Walkertown, NC Dr. Glen Riggs Starlight Baptist Church W inter Springs, FL Pastor Randy Ford Whitney Baptist Church Leesburg, FL Pastor Rex Carringer Riverland Baptist Church Dunnellon, FL Monday and T uesday Evenings at 6:30 pm Tuesday Morning at 9:30 am with lunch to follow service All Are W elcome Nursery Provided Independent Fundamental 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 000J8MV 000JALI FAMILY FEATURES We all want to eat more vegetables and in the summer, when farmers markets and grocery stores are filled with fresh, colorful produce, its easier than ever. From juicy red tomatoes and yellow sweet corn to vibrant green broccoli, seasonal produce can be even more enjoy able with the addition of spices and herbs. Im always thinking about ways to make vegetables taste great and be more healthful and exciting other than just adding butter and salt, said registered dietitian Wendy Bazilian. Adding spices and herbs is easy to do, and they only cost pennies per serving. Plus, theyre already in your kitchen. To add flavor to everyday vegetable favorites like zucchini and carrots, Bazilian recommends an easy rule of thumb: start with 1/4 teaspoon of spices and herbs, such as basil and oregano, per cup of veggies, along with a splash of citrus juice or olive oil. You can also dial up the flavor depending on the cooking method, Bazilian said. Roasting vegetables like broccoli and tomatoes creates a caramelized flavor that pairs deliciously with garlic, basil, oregano, honey and white vinegar. Grilling vegetables gives a smoky, charred flavor. Or, let the natural flavor of green beans shine by steaming them with rosemary and thyme. Try these simple flavor tips to season your favorite vegetables and visit www.McCormick.com for more ideas you can use all year long. Mixed Vegetable GrillServings: 6 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Basil Leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder 1/8 teaspoon McCormick Ground Black Pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 cups assorted cut-up vegetables, such as asparagus, bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion and small sweet potato Mix brown sugar, basil, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in small bowl. In large bowl, drizzle oil over vegetables; toss to coat well. Add seasoning mixture; toss to coat well. Place vegetables in grill basket or rack, or thread onto skewers. Grill over medium heat 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, turning occasionally. Kitchen tip: If using sweet potatoes, pierce them with fork and microwave two to three minutes on high or until tender. Roasted Broccoli & TomatoesServings: 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Coarse Gr ound Black Pepper 12 ounces br occoli florets 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes 1 tablespoon whitewinevinegar 2 teaspoons honey 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Basil Leaves 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Or egano Leaves Preheat oven to 425F. Mix oil, garlic powder and pepper in large bowl. Add broccoli and tomatoes; toss to coat well. Spread in single layer on foil-lined 15-by-10-by-1-inch baking pan. Roast in oven 13 minutes or until broccoli is lightly browned. Meanwhile, mix vinegar, honey, basil and oregano in small bowl. Drizzle over roasted vegetables after removing from oven; toss to coat well. Serve immediately. Herbed Green BeansServings: 4 1 pound trimmed gr een beans 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon finely crushed McCormick Rosemary Leaves 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Thyme Leaves 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt fr om McCormick Sea Salt Grinder 1/8 teaspoon McCormick Gr ound Black Pepper Place beans in medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover beans. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer four to six minutes or until tender-crisp. Drain. Return beans to saucepan. Toss with vinegar, oil, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat one to two minutes or until heated through. SCHOOLCONTINUED FROM P AGE 1 Throughout the glorious years of our marriage, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly have had few disagreements. I suppose I could count them all on my one hand, but I am not sure if it is my right hand or my left hand so I will just leave it at that. I hear, of course, of many couples who do nothing but bicker and fight from morning till night. I have always wondered what the purpose of all that was and what it ever accomplished. I think there is a better way to live together. There are several phrases I have memorized and used throughout the years of our marriage that has kept me in good standing. Yes, dear. Youre right, dear. Ill do it right away, dear. I have found that if I include the word dear, with all of my responses it fares better for me. Of course, I am the kind of person that does not have to be right all the time, which makes me the perfect husband. Admitting you are wrong, even if you do not think you are, is really not the end of the world. In fact, it may be the beginning of a bright new world. I said few disagreements, and I need to explain what I meant by that. The major disagreements that my wife and I have had throughout the years can be boiled down into one phrase, Its a mess. Usually, actually all the time this phrase is being used, it is coming from the lips of my wife. Our disagreement is in the definition of mess. She has one definition and I have another definition, and the twain shall never meet. Mark my words on that. If you would come into our home, you will discover that every room in the house is well organized and Cleaning up the mess, parsonage style Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 4

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very neat. Well, not every room. The one room that does not come up to that criterion is the room in which I occupy. It is my space. My well-organized wife will walk by my room, pause, look in and say, Its a mess. It took me a long time to realize what she was talking about. Eventually, I got to the point where I understood that what she was referring to was my space. Unfortunately, we did not share the same vision of my space. I am of the mindset that if I am working I need to have organized messes all around me. I have tried explaining to my wife that I am a messologist. I had to explain to her that a messologist is someone who specializes in organizing intentional messes. I am not sure I have convinced her yet of this. I really think that one persons mess is another persons workspace. I cannot really work efficiently unless there are intentional messes around me, protecting me, giving me the incentive I need to pursue the job at hand. My basic philosophy is simply this, if I cannot find what I need when I need it, I probably do not really need it. It has worked for me most marvelously. The real trick of a messologist is knowing where to find what you need when you need it. My wife can walk into my space and look around and be utterly confused by what she calls a mess. Of course, it looks like a mess to her. It is not her mess! If it was her mess she would understand it and be comforted by it. My wife is of the idea that organization has to do with numerical or alphabetical order. Now that works for some people, I suppose. But, as I keep telling her, that is not the only circus in town! I cannot tell how many times something new has developed in my thinking while I was searching for something I could not really find. That is the genius of a messologist. Some people, like my wife, like to go from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4; or, A to B to C to D all the way to Z. To a normal person, and I am guessing my wife is normal, that makes a lot of sense. But to a messologist, that kind of thinking is rather confusing. What I want to know is, what do you do when you come to the end of the alphabet? Where do you go from there? Then, it is rather important that you have the alphabet in alphabetical order. If I would ever try to do that I would end up being so confused, they would have to admit me in some rehab facility to clean my mind out. So, the thing that makes our marriage so blissful is that we have an agreement and that she does things her way and I do things my way. This has been the recipe for blissfulness in our marriage. I do not make her do it my way and she cannot make me do it her way. We both have brains, but they tick after a different tock. I then thought of a verse of Scripture that rather fit my situation. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12). My way has to be in complete harmony with His way or my life will be completely destroyed.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, September 17, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary 352-351-9727 www.ctkaocala.orgAnglican Church 000I9PL 000IHUS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . 9:30 am Classes for all ages Worship Service . 10:30 am P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 000J9UI Gainesvilles 1st Annual GiGis Playhouse Benefit Golf Tournament Play Ironwood Golf Course Saturday October 4th, 2014 8:00 am shotgun start Ironwood Golf Course $75 per player includes Breakfast, lunch, prizes, range balls, greens fees, and cart! Help raise money to open Gainesvilles first achievement and awareness center for individuals with Down syndrome Sign up on-line www.gigisplayhouse.org/gainesville Scroll down to the Upcoming Events Click the Golf Scramble image 000ILN8 The T ruesdell Professional Building 200 N.W 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 K ELLEA N K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM A ttorne y & Counselor at La w (352) 873-4141 or K elleanTruesdell.com My Flor ida Estate Planning W orkshop is a vailable an y da y at any hour Wills, Living T rusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death T ax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 000J59D 4511 SW 48th A venue Ocala, FL 34474 352-304-6433 A ssisted Independent and M emory C are C ome by for a visit! Lunch is on us! 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. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jag ger s 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Mic hel Northsea 854-3986 Adver tising Sales T om Rapplean 352-564-2957 Adver tising Sales Paig e Lefko witz 352-564-2902 Manag er John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for ne ws : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An offer to help with a stalled project should reassure you that you have a workable plan in spite of the problems in getting it up and running. The weeks end brings more positive news. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A past problem about a workplace situation re-emerges early in the week. Talking things out helps ease tensions by midweek, but some hurt feelings could linger. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Optimistic aspects dominate your efforts. However, expect to confront some criticism, some of which might be valid, so keep an open mind. But overall, its your views that will count. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Social interaction with new people, especially on the job, could be a bit strained in the early part of the week. But the awkwardness passes as you get to know each other better. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Expect news about a follow-up to a workplace change that could make a difference in your career path. Meanwhile, new friends widen the circle for all you Social Lions who love to party. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Enjoy your wellearned plaudits for a job well done. But be aware that some people might not share your colleagues admiration, and you might have to work harder to win them over. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Its a good week to recheck your already overlong to do list and decide what to keep and what to discard. Lose the clutter and focus on whats really important. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good time to take a new perspective on what youve been offered. Expanding your view could help to uncover any plusses or minuses that werent apparent at first. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Applying the usual methods to this weeks unique challenges might not work. Instead, use your creativity to find a way to resolve any impasse that develops. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) So what if fate throws some obstacles in your path this week? Just keep in mind that the sure-footed and resolute Goat can get past any barrier by focusing on the goals up ahead. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This week calls for better communication with people in both your private life and the workplace. Start by asking questions, and then pay attention to the answers. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Potentially beneficial workplace changes could be closer than you realize. Make sure you know whats going on so that youre not left high and dry when the good things happen. PAST ORCONTINUED FROM P AGE 3 Thursday, Sept. 18 A ir Force group to meetThe next meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18 (Happy 67th birthday of the USAF ). The time is 7 p.m. and the location is the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. Guest speaker will be Scott Young, an independent senior health specialist. Hell describe the health care insurance programs available to members. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Saturday, Sept. 20 T wo-day S heltering Hands garage saleA two-day garage sale to benefit Sheltering Hands animal rescue will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2915 SE 11th St., Ocala. Donations are being accepted, but no electronics, no large furniture and only childrens clothes. For information on the sixth annual sale, call 694-7731.O cala M ac users set workshopOcala Macintosh User Group Workshop will be Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. During our September workshop, well be getting back to basics either by learning or re-learning Mac fundamentals. Workshops are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Writing the S hort S toryThe Freedom Writers Group of Florida Writers Association presents Writing the Short Story by Vicki M. Taylor. Vicki is author of 12 novels and novellas ranging from mystery to romantic suspense to womens inspirational drama. Join us at Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala, in the meeting room from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Seating is limited, so please email Carol Jones at cjones314@cfl.rr.com, or call 352-873-8565 to reserve your place.Sunday, Sept. 21 Jazz S ociety 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.Monday, Sept. 22 B ook C lub at C ountrysideCountrysides Book Club will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m., beginning on Sept. 22 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. The current cook is The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson and is available at local bookstores, on line, and for Kindle download. All are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, Sept. 23 Womans C lub plans forumThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will sponsor a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters Ocala, 2720 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala, in Meeting Room C at 5:30 p.m. The candidates for the Marion County School Board, Districts 3 and 4, will participate. The candidates for Circuit Judge, Circuit 5, Group 3 are invited also to participate. For further information contact Frances at 352-629-7397. 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That drew a large outcry from the media and from people all over the country, who said the commissioner was too lenient. Fast forward to last week. A longer video surfaced, showing the punch that Rice threw on the woman who, by the way, is now his wife. This time the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely, and the Ravens unceremoniously cut him from their roster, making him a free agent. While you might think that this would calm down the rhetoric, that isnt what happened. Now there are calls for the resignation of Goodell and his entire staff for not properly investigating, and the entire front office of the Ravens. Goodell is scrambling to save his job, and said in an interview that the NFL asked for all videos of the event, and the first one was all he got. Critics note that others were able to get the video of the punch, so Goodell should also have had that ability. But many say Goodell was protecting the leagues brand, as the most popular league in the U.S. Through this, Rice has reached a plea bargain with the county prosecutor. His wife is publicly defending him and criticizing the league and the team for punishing him. That, of course, is a typical reaction from a battered woman who then turns around and refuses to press charges because of love. Rice should be punished, but we fear that the finger pointing going on now that on-the-field action has resumed will wane. In fact, there were many Ravens fans wearing Ray Rice jerseys last Thursday night when the Baltimore team played, and many of those wearing those jerseys were women. It seems that everyone condemns those who commit domestic violence, except when it weakens their own team. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters No to YohoCongressman Ted Yohos recent votes for two bills demonstrate his hypocrisy and remind us why he does not deserve a second term. The misnamed Child Tax Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 4935) eliminates a life-saving feature of the tax code for millions of working class parents while giving more money to wealthy families. According to the Office of Management and Budget, a single parent with two children who earns the minimum wage would lose her entire tax credit of $1725 at the same time that a couple with two children earning $150,000 would receive an increased tax credit of $2,200. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office this would add almost $114.9 billion to the U.S. deficits during the next 10 years. The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 935) eliminates the requirement for obtaining a permit before applying pesticides to waterways. According to the National Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Protection Agency has not received any complaints about this simple permit procedure for protecting the waterways that are used for drinking, swimming and fishing. Yoho ran for office based upon the Tea Party principle of lowering the deficit due to a concern for the future of our children and grandchildren. Instead we find that he is actually in favor of increasing the deficit by throwing more money at his wealthy supporters while not caring that our children and grandchildren will drink from and swim and fish in contaminated waters. A recent Star-Banner editorial criticized Yoho for . carrying water for some of Floridas biggest polluters. H.R. 4935 and 935 are not anomalies. Yohos votes during his tenure have consistently exhibited a total disregard for preserving a healthy environment and he has threatened the economy. The League of Conservation Voters gives Yoho a rating of only 4 percent. Even Marco Rubio has a rating of 11 percent. It is estimated that the government shutdown (that Yoho instigated and supported) cost the economy $25 billion. Economists were aghast at Yohos comment that it would be good for the U.S. to default on its debt, a catastrophe that would devastate peoples retirement funds, the banking industry and the job market. I urge all voters in Floridas Congressional District 3, whatever your political affiliation, to support Marihelen Wheeler, a commonsense schoolteacher from Gainesville who will not be the laughingstock of the nation. Daniel Lack OcalaBe vigilantWe must be vigilant about the lefts constantly trying to push their agendas on us. They stake out positions and see how the public responds. If theres sufficient outrage, they pull back, and try the same tactic soon after. For example, on May 19, 2011, Pres. Obama proposed reducing Israels size to the borders it had prior to the 1967 Six-Day War. That met with such outrage that the White House quickly walked it back. Recently in Rochester Hills, Michigan, four employees of a high school denied entrance to a students father. His crime? He was an Army officer in uniReader 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. My family is having a gas crisis, and its becoming a very serious matter in the household. No, not that kind of gas. Its all about gasoline and what kind were going to put into our vehicles. For years, we have had a BP Visa card, the rewards type that gives you a break on future gasoline purchases. No matter what you use the card for, you get credit toward gas, which shows up at the pump where you get an option of whether you want to use it or let it accumulate. Recently I was driving down the road and glanced over to where my friendly BP station should be. All I saw was some guy on a ladder putting up a Marathon sign. Since then, Ive become aware of at least four stations east of the Interstate that have abandoned BP and become Marathon stations at 36th Avenue and East Silver Springs Boulevard; U.S. Highway 27 just off the Interstate; South Pine and State Road 200 and South Pine and 17th Street. The other day I had occasion to be on Pine and I was going to need gas. I finally ended up at Pine and First Avenue, across from Pizza Hut, which at the time was still BP. When the pump gave me a choice, I immediately used the 31 cents per gallon reward before all the BP stations were gone. My wife was in one of the stations and asked about it. She was told that BP had to be out of Florida by the end of the year, something about the settlement after the oil spill. I dont know that for sure, but the Texas City BP Refinery was sold to For a BP customer, its a gas crisis Among Friends Jim Clark Marathon in late 2012, and since then BP stations all over the Southeast have been converted to Marathon stations. Ive read stories from Florence, Alabama, Starkville, Mississippi, Sebring, Florida and other smaller places about stations in those areas all switching off BP So now Ive started scouring the Internet to see what credit card we will switch to. No matter what, I doubt if it will be as good as the BP card and the benefits that came with it. Around here we have Shell and Chevron and RaceTrak and Valero and Diamond Oil and Kangaroo and various others I cant recall immediately. Reading the reviews of some people on the Web helps you limit your choices, but sometimes you have to take these reviews for what little theyre worth. But if I cant find one that gives me good rewards, Ill go back to what I used to do go to the station that advertises the cheapest prices. Thats the practical side of me or is it the cheapskate side of me?Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen. Please see LETTERS, Page 11 Wednesday, Sept. 24 Fr ee Hi gh Holida ys t icketsTemple 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.Thursday, Sept. 25 Fr eedom Fr iends 3-day book s aleIts time for the Friends three-day fall book sale at Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala, on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stock up for the winter on books, jigsaw puzzles, CDs, videos and miscellaneous other items.H ealth, w ellness expo at Ha wthorneHawthorne Estates Retirement Apartments, 3211 SW 42nd St., Ocala, will be hosting a Senior Health and Wellness Expo open to the public on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon with health related vendors. Come meet with a network of healthcare and business professionals bringing health awareness and options to the community. Walgreens will be onsite providing flu shots (must provide Medicare/insurance card). Come take advantage of free screenings: blood pressure screening, Hearing screening, balance testing, blood sugar testing, glaucoma screening, venous screenings, carotid doppler screening, CPR training, and much more. Appetizers, refreshments, and many door prizes will be available. Call 352-237-7776 Ex. 255 to RSVP or for more information.Saturday, Sept. 27 Public Lands Day at R ainbowThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Rainbow Springs State Park would like to invite you to participate in National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Join a park ranger and help remove invasive exotic plants from the park. This will be a great way to celebrate public lands, learn, and have fun at one of Floridas most beautiful State Parks! Those who volunteer to remove invasive exotic plants will get free entry. Water will be provided for the participants by the Friends of Rainbow Springs. Please be sure to bring gloves, sunscreen, bug spray and hat. Participants should wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and close-toed shoes. To sign up in advance to participate, contact Monay Markey at monay.markey@dep.state.fl.us. For additional information, contact the park at 352-465-8555 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.Sunday, Sept. 28 Ge rman Amer ican Oktobe rfe stThe German American Club of Marion County will hold an Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept. 28, at noon at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes a bratwurst dinner. Please bring your own beverage. Music will be provided by Alpine Express. Lederhosen, Dirndle, or dressy casual is requested. Tickets are $18 per member or $21 per non-member and may be purchased by calling Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Dua thlon /10K p lanned by U nited 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. Tuesday, Sept. 30 Breast cancer survi vors m eetThe 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. in the Chapel, Room 235 at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 30 will be an information exchange with Betsey Applebaum, author of the book, Girlfriends Guide to Breast Cancer. She is doing a sequel to this book and wants input from breast cancer survivors for her next issue.

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Bring your own fan club group!352-854-47117651 SR 200 EACHMin. 6 at a time(Circle Square Plaza behind Oasis Restaurant, next to Lowes) 711186 Out on the Town Enter to Win $25 Restaurant Gift Card!To enter, visit www.westmarionmessenger.com/contest 000J6T0 Its 5 oclock somewhere!Last Saturday, the ballroom at the Reunion Center was magically transformed into Margaritaville and it became 5 oclock at Stone Creek. Some 400-plus residents came to listen, sing, and enjoy themselves as they listened to the band, The Caribbean Chillers. They are Floridas favorite Jimmy Buffett Tribute Act and they did not disappoint. Kim Krystopa and Karen Stein introduced the band, and her social committee transformed the tables. Each table had colorful leis, sand buckets filled with shells and fish. The stage housed the band with a huge sign reading, It is 5 oclock somewhere. The band played non-stop for 1 1/2 hours as the audience clapped and sang to many of the songs. The mood of those attending was one of sheer enjoyment. It was a great way to spend the evening and Stone Creek is where......Salt Happens. Once again, thanks to Kim and her great social committee for the great event. Another Topic: The softball field with concession stand and stands are now completed. The first game was scheduled for Sept. 13. Above, Caribbean Chillers Band with lead singer, Jason Webb. At right, Karen Stein and Lifestyle director Kim introducing the band. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Decorations on one of the tables. Catching coldYou don't have to live in a cold climate to catch a cold. Colds are caused by airborne viruses that thrive in any climate, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. But you are more likely to catch cold in the cooler climes come September not because of the weather, but because outdoor gatherings begin to give way to more intimate indoor affairs with people congregating in confined spaces. You can reduce the prospects of catching cold by adopting the practice of regularly washing your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water for about 20 seconds, AMAC suggests. Use a hand sanitizer when washing is not convenient. Another good idea is to get into the habit of sneezing and coughing into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow when you feel the urge in order to minimize the spread of the cold virus. Read the classifieds On Friday afternoon, Sept. 12, a very large crowd enjoyed a terrific afternoon of delicious food and lively entertainment in an atmosphere of tropical decorations in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Manager, Rachel Muse and her assistant, Maria De La Rosa both were dressed in island themed attire as they hosted a superb luau for the neighbors of Fairfield Village. The large crowd enjoyed the afternoon of fun, food, and entertainment. The individual tables were beautifully decorated as was the serving area that featured libations chilling under a whimsical palm tree. With all the laughter and banter, it was easy to imagine being in a tropical paradise with all kinds of delicious food and lively entertainment. The general consensus was that this was one of Fairfield Villages best gatherings and everyone present wanted to thank Rachel and Maria for hosting such a fantastic party in the neighborhood known as a lively place filled with lovely people. Thank you, Ladies! Fairfield Villagers enjoys fantastic luau Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett The lovely and well-kept home of Brenda and Terry Fedder was chosen as September's Home of the Month for Fairfield Village. Professional entertainment completed the fun of the Fairfield Village Luau. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Fairfield Village Community Manager, Rachel Muse, and assistant, Maria De La Rosa, were the hostesses for a delightful luau themed party Friday afternoon, Sept.12 in the FFV Clubhouse.

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The mood of those attending was one of sheer enjoyment. It was a great way to spend the evening and Stone Creek is where......Salt Happens. Once again, thanks to Kim and her great social committee for the great event. Another Topic: The softball field with concession stand and stands are now completed. The first game was scheduled for Sept. 13. Above, Caribbean Chillers Band with lead singer, Jason Webb. At right, Karen Stein and Lifestyle director Kim introducing the band. Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Decorations on one of the tables. Catching coldYou don't have to live in a cold climate to catch a cold. Colds are caused by airborne viruses that thrive in any climate, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens. But you are more likely to catch cold in the cooler climes come September not because of the weather, but because outdoor gatherings begin to give way to more intimate indoor affairs with people congregating in confined spaces. You can reduce the prospects of catching cold by adopting the practice of regularly washing your hands thoroughly with warm soapy water for about 20 seconds, AMAC suggests. Use a hand sanitizer when washing is not convenient. Another good idea is to get into the habit of sneezing and coughing into a tissue or into the crook of your elbow when you feel the urge in order to minimize the spread of the cold virus. Read the classifieds On Friday afternoon, Sept. 12, a very large crowd enjoyed a terrific afternoon of delicious food and lively entertainment in an atmosphere of tropical decorations in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. Manager, Rachel Muse and her assistant, Maria De La Rosa both were dressed in island themed attire as they hosted a superb luau for the neighbors of Fairfield Village. The large crowd enjoyed the afternoon of fun, food, and entertainment. The individual tables were beautifully decorated as was the serving area that featured libations chilling under a whimsical palm tree. With all the laughter and banter, it was easy to imagine being in a tropical paradise with all kinds of delicious food and lively entertainment. The general consensus was that this was one of Fairfield Villages best gatherings and everyone present wanted to thank Rachel and Maria for hosting such a fantastic party in the neighborhood known as a lively place filled with lovely people. Thank you, Ladies! Fairfield Villagers enjoys fantastic luau Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett The lovely and well-kept home of Brenda and Terry Fedder was chosen as September's Home of the Month for Fairfield Village. Professional entertainment completed the fun of the Fairfield Village Luau. Please use our e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Fairfield Village Community Manager, Rachel Muse, and assistant, Maria De La Rosa, were the hostesses for a delightful luau themed party Friday afternoon, Sept.12 in the FFV Clubhouse.

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That drew a large outcry from the media and from people all over the country, who said the commissioner was too lenient. Fast forward to last week. A longer video surfaced, showing the punch that Rice threw on the woman who, by the way, is now his wife. This time the NFL suspended Rice indefinitely, and the Ravens unceremoniously cut him from their roster, making him a free agent. While you might think that this would calm down the rhetoric, that isnt what happened. Now there are calls for the resignation of Goodell and his entire staff for not properly investigating, and the entire front office of the Ravens. Goodell is scrambling to save his job, and said in an interview that the NFL asked for all videos of the event, and the first one was all he got. Critics note that others were able to get the video of the punch, so Goodell should also have had that ability. But many say Goodell was protecting the leagues brand, as the most popular league in the U.S. Through this, Rice has reached a plea bargain with the county prosecutor. His wife is publicly defending him and criticizing the league and the team for punishing him. That, of course, is a typical reaction from a battered woman who then turns around and refuses to press charges because of love. Rice should be punished, but we fear that the finger pointing going on now that on-the-field action has resumed will wane. In fact, there were many Ravens fans wearing Ray Rice jerseys last Thursday night when the Baltimore team played, and many of those wearing those jerseys were women. It seems that everyone condemns those who commit domestic violence, except when it weakens their own team. Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Your Letters No to YohoCongressman Ted Yohos recent votes for two bills demonstrate his hypocrisy and remind us why he does not deserve a second term. The misnamed Child Tax Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 4935) eliminates a life-saving feature of the tax code for millions of working class parents while giving more money to wealthy families. According to the Office of Management and Budget, a single parent with two children who earns the minimum wage would lose her entire tax credit of $1725 at the same time that a couple with two children earning $150,000 would receive an increased tax credit of $2,200. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office this would add almost $114.9 billion to the U.S. deficits during the next 10 years. The Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act (H.R. 935) eliminates the requirement for obtaining a permit before applying pesticides to waterways. According to the National Resources Defense Council, the Environmental Protection Agency has not received any complaints about this simple permit procedure for protecting the waterways that are used for drinking, swimming and fishing. Yoho ran for office based upon the Tea Party principle of lowering the deficit due to a concern for the future of our children and grandchildren. Instead we find that he is actually in favor of increasing the deficit by throwing more money at his wealthy supporters while not caring that our children and grandchildren will drink from and swim and fish in contaminated waters. A recent Star-Banner editorial criticized Yoho for . carrying water for some of Floridas biggest polluters. H.R. 4935 and 935 are not anomalies. Yohos votes during his tenure have consistently exhibited a total disregard for preserving a healthy environment and he has threatened the economy. The League of Conservation Voters gives Yoho a rating of only 4 percent. Even Marco Rubio has a rating of 11 percent. It is estimated that the government shutdown (that Yoho instigated and supported) cost the economy $25 billion. Economists were aghast at Yohos comment that it would be good for the U.S. to default on its debt, a catastrophe that would devastate peoples retirement funds, the banking industry and the job market. I urge all voters in Floridas Congressional District 3, whatever your political affiliation, to support Marihelen Wheeler, a commonsense schoolteacher from Gainesville who will not be the laughingstock of the nation. Daniel Lack OcalaBe vigilantWe must be vigilant about the lefts constantly trying to push their agendas on us. They stake out positions and see how the public responds. If theres sufficient outrage, they pull back, and try the same tactic soon after. For example, on May 19, 2011, Pres. Obama proposed reducing Israels size to the borders it had prior to the 1967 Six-Day War. That met with such outrage that the White House quickly walked it back. Recently in Rochester Hills, Michigan, four employees of a high school denied entrance to a students father. His crime? He was an Army officer in uniReader 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. My family is having a gas crisis, and its becoming a very serious matter in the household. No, not that kind of gas. Its all about gasoline and what kind were going to put into our vehicles. For years, we have had a BP Visa card, the rewards type that gives you a break on future gasoline purchases. No matter what you use the card for, you get credit toward gas, which shows up at the pump where you get an option of whether you want to use it or let it accumulate. Recently I was driving down the road and glanced over to where my friendly BP station should be. All I saw was some guy on a ladder putting up a Marathon sign. Since then, Ive become aware of at least four stations east of the Interstate that have abandoned BP and become Marathon stations at 36th Avenue and East Silver Springs Boulevard; U.S. Highway 27 just off the Interstate; South Pine and State Road 200 and South Pine and 17th Street. The other day I had occasion to be on Pine and I was going to need gas. I finally ended up at Pine and First Avenue, across from Pizza Hut, which at the time was still BP. When the pump gave me a choice, I immediately used the 31 cents per gallon reward before all the BP stations were gone. My wife was in one of the stations and asked about it. She was told that BP had to be out of Florida by the end of the year, something about the settlement after the oil spill. I dont know that for sure, but the Texas City BP Refinery was sold to For a BP customer, its a gas crisis Among Friends Jim Clark Marathon in late 2012, and since then BP stations all over the Southeast have been converted to Marathon stations. Ive read stories from Florence, Alabama, Starkville, Mississippi, Sebring, Florida and other smaller places about stations in those areas all switching off BP So now Ive started scouring the Internet to see what credit card we will switch to. No matter what, I doubt if it will be as good as the BP card and the benefits that came with it. Around here we have Shell and Chevron and RaceTrak and Valero and Diamond Oil and Kangaroo and various others I cant recall immediately. Reading the reviews of some people on the Web helps you limit your choices, but sometimes you have to take these reviews for what little theyre worth. But if I cant find one that gives me good rewards, Ill go back to what I used to do go to the station that advertises the cheapest prices. Thats the practical side of me or is it the cheapskate side of me?Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen. Please see LETTERS, Page 11 Wednesday, Sept. 24 Fr ee Hi gh Holida ys t icketsTemple 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.Thursday, Sept. 25 Fr eedom Fr iends 3-day book s aleIts time for the Friends three-day fall book sale at Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala, on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stock up for the winter on books, jigsaw puzzles, CDs, videos and miscellaneous other items.H ealth, w ellness expo at Ha wthorneHawthorne Estates Retirement Apartments, 3211 SW 42nd St., Ocala, will be hosting a Senior Health and Wellness Expo open to the public on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon with health related vendors. Come meet with a network of healthcare and business professionals bringing health awareness and options to the community. Walgreens will be onsite providing flu shots (must provide Medicare/insurance card). Come take advantage of free screenings: blood pressure screening, Hearing screening, balance testing, blood sugar testing, glaucoma screening, venous screenings, carotid doppler screening, CPR training, and much more. Appetizers, refreshments, and many door prizes will be available. Call 352-237-7776 Ex. 255 to RSVP or for more information.Saturday, Sept. 27 Public Lands Day at R ainbowThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Rainbow Springs State Park would like to invite you to participate in National Public Lands Day on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. Join a park ranger and help remove invasive exotic plants from the park. This will be a great way to celebrate public lands, learn, and have fun at one of Floridas most beautiful State Parks! Those who volunteer to remove invasive exotic plants will get free entry. Water will be provided for the participants by the Friends of Rainbow Springs. Please be sure to bring gloves, sunscreen, bug spray and hat. Participants should wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and close-toed shoes. To sign up in advance to participate, contact Monay Markey at monay.markey@dep.state.fl.us. For additional information, contact the park at 352-465-8555 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org.Sunday, Sept. 28 Ge rman Amer ican Oktobe rfe stThe German American Club of Marion County will hold an Oktoberfest on Sunday, Sept. 28, at noon at the Marion Oaks Community Center. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. and includes a bratwurst dinner. Please bring your own beverage. Music will be provided by Alpine Express. Lederhosen, Dirndle, or dressy casual is requested. Tickets are $18 per member or $21 per non-member and may be purchased by calling Barb Hartmann at 352-751-4207.Dua thlon /10K p lanned by U nited 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. Tuesday, Sept. 30 Breast cancer survi vors m eetThe 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. in the Chapel, Room 235 at 1 p.m. Our meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 30 will be an information exchange with Betsey Applebaum, author of the book, Girlfriends Guide to Breast Cancer. She is doing a sequel to this book and wants input from breast cancer survivors for her next issue.

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very neat. Well, not every room. The one room that does not come up to that criterion is the room in which I occupy. It is my space. My well-organized wife will walk by my room, pause, look in and say, Its a mess. It took me a long time to realize what she was talking about. Eventually, I got to the point where I understood that what she was referring to was my space. Unfortunately, we did not share the same vision of my space. I am of the mindset that if I am working I need to have organized messes all around me. I have tried explaining to my wife that I am a messologist. I had to explain to her that a messologist is someone who specializes in organizing intentional messes. I am not sure I have convinced her yet of this. I really think that one persons mess is another persons workspace. I cannot really work efficiently unless there are intentional messes around me, protecting me, giving me the incentive I need to pursue the job at hand. My basic philosophy is simply this, if I cannot find what I need when I need it, I probably do not really need it. It has worked for me most marvelously. The real trick of a messologist is knowing where to find what you need when you need it. My wife can walk into my space and look around and be utterly confused by what she calls a mess. Of course, it looks like a mess to her. It is not her mess! If it was her mess she would understand it and be comforted by it. My wife is of the idea that organization has to do with numerical or alphabetical order. Now that works for some people, I suppose. But, as I keep telling her, that is not the only circus in town! I cannot tell how many times something new has developed in my thinking while I was searching for something I could not really find. That is the genius of a messologist. Some people, like my wife, like to go from 1 to 2 to 3 to 4; or, A to B to C to D all the way to Z. To a normal person, and I am guessing my wife is normal, that makes a lot of sense. But to a messologist, that kind of thinking is rather confusing. What I want to know is, what do you do when you come to the end of the alphabet? Where do you go from there? Then, it is rather important that you have the alphabet in alphabetical order. If I would ever try to do that I would end up being so confused, they would have to admit me in some rehab facility to clean my mind out. So, the thing that makes our marriage so blissful is that we have an agreement and that she does things her way and I do things my way. This has been the recipe for blissfulness in our marriage. I do not make her do it my way and she cannot make me do it her way. We both have brains, but they tick after a different tock. I then thought of a verse of Scripture that rather fit my situation. There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death (Proverbs 14:12). My way has to be in complete harmony with His way or my life will be completely destroyed.Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, September 17, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, RectorServices: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am3801 US N. Hwy 441 in Living Waters Worship Centers South Sanctuary 352-351-9727 www.ctkaocala.orgAnglican Church 000I9PL 000IHUS 6768 SW 80th Street Ocala 34476 352-861-6182 www.ccomc.org S UNDAY S ERVICES Sunday School . . . 9:30 am Classes for all ages Worship Service . 10:30 am P ASTOR D AVID B ELLOWS is discovered through worshiping together 71 1187 000J9UI Gainesvilles 1st Annual GiGis Playhouse Benefit Golf Tournament Play Ironwood Golf Course Saturday October 4th, 2014 8:00 am shotgun start Ironwood Golf Course $75 per player includes Breakfast, lunch, prizes, range balls, greens fees, and cart! Help raise money to open Gainesvilles first achievement and awareness center for individuals with Down syndrome Sign up on-line www.gigisplayhouse.org/gainesville Scroll down to the Upcoming Events Click the Golf Scramble image 000ILN8 The T ruesdell Professional Building 200 N.W 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 K ELLEA N K. 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All contributions are subject to editing for clarity, taste, and style.Deadline for AdvertisingClassified Reader Ads 2 pm Friday Display Ads 5 pm Thursday ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An offer to help with a stalled project should reassure you that you have a workable plan in spite of the problems in getting it up and running. The weeks end brings more positive news. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A past problem about a workplace situation re-emerges early in the week. Talking things out helps ease tensions by midweek, but some hurt feelings could linger. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Optimistic aspects dominate your efforts. However, expect to confront some criticism, some of which might be valid, so keep an open mind. But overall, its your views that will count. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Social interaction with new people, especially on the job, could be a bit strained in the early part of the week. But the awkwardness passes as you get to know each other better. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Expect news about a follow-up to a workplace change that could make a difference in your career path. Meanwhile, new friends widen the circle for all you Social Lions who love to party. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Enjoy your wellearned plaudits for a job well done. But be aware that some people might not share your colleagues admiration, and you might have to work harder to win them over. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Its a good week to recheck your already overlong to do list and decide what to keep and what to discard. Lose the clutter and focus on whats really important. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) This is a good time to take a new perspective on what youve been offered. Expanding your view could help to uncover any plusses or minuses that werent apparent at first. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Applying the usual methods to this weeks unique challenges might not work. Instead, use your creativity to find a way to resolve any impasse that develops. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) So what if fate throws some obstacles in your path this week? Just keep in mind that the sure-footed and resolute Goat can get past any barrier by focusing on the goals up ahead. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) This week calls for better communication with people in both your private life and the workplace. Start by asking questions, and then pay attention to the answers. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Potentially beneficial workplace changes could be closer than you realize. Make sure you know whats going on so that youre not left high and dry when the good things happen. PAST ORCONTINUED FROM P AGE 3 Thursday, Sept. 18 A ir Force group to meetThe next meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association (AFA) will be held on Thursday, Sept. 18 (Happy 67th birthday of the USAF ). The time is 7 p.m. and the location is the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. Guest speaker will be Scott Young, an independent senior health specialist. Hell describe the health care insurance programs available to members. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Mike Emig at 352-854-8328.Saturday, Sept. 20 T wo-day S heltering Hands garage saleA two-day garage sale to benefit Sheltering Hands animal rescue will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20 and Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2915 SE 11th St., Ocala. Donations are being accepted, but no electronics, no large furniture and only childrens clothes. For information on the sixth annual sale, call 694-7731.O cala M ac users set workshopOcala Macintosh User Group Workshop will be Saturday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon. During our September workshop, well be getting back to basics either by learning or re-learning Mac fundamentals. Workshops are held in the St. George Anglican Cathedral Parish Hall, 5646 SE 28th St., Ocala. Visitors are always welcome. Check out our website at http://ocalamug.org to learn more about the group.Writing the S hort S toryThe Freedom Writers Group of Florida Writers Association presents Writing the Short Story by Vicki M. Taylor. Vicki is author of 12 novels and novellas ranging from mystery to romantic suspense to womens inspirational drama. Join us at Freedom Public Library, 5870 SW 95th St., Ocala, in the meeting room from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. Seating is limited, so please email Carol Jones at cjones314@cfl.rr.com, or call 352-873-8565 to reserve your place.Sunday, Sept. 21 Jazz S ociety 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.Monday, Sept. 22 B ook C lub at C ountrysideCountrysides Book Club will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 2:30 p.m., beginning on Sept. 22 at Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Highway 200, Ocala. The current cook is The Circle Maker by Mark Batterson and is available at local bookstores, on line, and for Kindle download. All are welcome. For further information, please call the church office at 352-237-4633.Tuesday, Sept. 23 Womans C lub plans forumThe GFWC Womans Club of Ocala will sponsor a Candidates Forum for candidates in the November elections on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Marion County Public Library Headquarters Ocala, 2720 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala, in Meeting Room C at 5:30 p.m. The candidates for the Marion County School Board, Districts 3 and 4, will participate. The candidates for Circuit Judge, Circuit 5, Group 3 are invited also to participate. For further information contact Frances at 352-629-7397. 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In District 4, incumbent Angie Boynton, the vice chair of the board, listed her accomplishments in her nearly four years on the board, and emphasized her work in fighting for the district with legislators in Tallahassee. I will continue to use common sense, she said. She spoke of her efforts in alternatives to suspensions and said the program had 89 percent parental involvement. She said she would try to find solutions and hold taxes. Chase Basinger, a music teacher at Central Baptist Church, is challenging Boynton. I represent change. Change is what we need in Marion County. When I look at the School Board today, I want to see changes. He referenced the 2010 election when Boynton was elected. What happened is nothing. We dropped to 56th (in state rankings). Its appalling, embarrassing. It starts in the classroom. He said he would ask the principals, what does the child need to succeed, how much is it going to cost. He too complained about the lack of television for the public comments before the meetings. How about transparency in the meeting. That right has been taken away. He said he was told by a local businessman, These guys and gals who are graduating dont how had to read, dont know how to add. Talking about funding, he said, Weve got the money, folks. The basic needs are not being met. I am not for a property tax. We have $450 million. Everything needs to be accounted for. I do not see accountability. During the question period, Basinger was asked about a letter he wrote to pastors. The questioner said that move was unconstitutional and the churches could lose their tax-exemption status. Basinger replied that he was just introducing his candidacy, and commented, We have a differing opinion on separation. School Board candidates have two forums scheduled by the League of Women Voters. The first is Monday, Sept. 22 at the Circle Square Cultural Center at 6:30 p.m., and the second at Ocala Police Department Community Room, 402 S. Pine Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 2, also at 6:30 p.m. In addition, on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Public Library on East Silver Springs Boulevard, the candidates have been invited by the Womans Club to a 5:30 forum.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, September 17, 2014 3 10 W ednesday, September 17, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000J648 Insurance Claims Handled 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds 14-k Gold Jewelry Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamonds B ATTERIES $ 8 00 + tax Fine Jewelry For All Occasions Jasmine Plaza 352-401-0001 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 www.jandjjewelersocala.com Stor e Hours: T ues-Fri. 10-5 Sat. 10-2 B UYING G OLD A ND D IAMONDS 000J8ZX Liv e Life Accor ding to Gods Word Learn how at the Berean Fall Bible Conference September 22 & 23, 2014 Ber ean Baptist Church 4800 SW 20th St Ocala, FL 34474 352-237-5611 www.bereanbaptist.net Visit us any Sunday at 10:45 am Dr Mike Patton Host Pastor Featured Speakers: Dr. Bobby Roberson Gospel Light Baptist Church Walkertown, NC Dr. Glen Riggs Starlight Baptist Church W inter Springs, FL Pastor Randy Ford Whitney Baptist Church Leesburg, FL Pastor Rex Carringer Riverland Baptist Church Dunnellon, FL Monday and T uesday Evenings at 6:30 pm Tuesday Morning at 9:30 am with lunch to follow service All Are W elcome Nursery Provided Independent Fundamental 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 000J8MV 000JALI FAMILY FEATURES We all want to eat more vegetables and in the summer, when farmers markets and grocery stores are filled with fresh, colorful produce, its easier than ever. From juicy red tomatoes and yellow sweet corn to vibrant green broccoli, seasonal produce can be even more enjoy able with the addition of spices and herbs. Im always thinking about ways to make vegetables taste great and be more healthful and exciting other than just adding butter and salt, said registered dietitian Wendy Bazilian. Adding spices and herbs is easy to do, and they only cost pennies per serving. Plus, theyre already in your kitchen. To add flavor to everyday vegetable favorites like zucchini and carrots, Bazilian recommends an easy rule of thumb: start with 1/4 teaspoon of spices and herbs, such as basil and oregano, per cup of veggies, along with a splash of citrus juice or olive oil. You can also dial up the flavor depending on the cooking method, Bazilian said. Roasting vegetables like broccoli and tomatoes creates a caramelized flavor that pairs deliciously with garlic, basil, oregano, honey and white vinegar. Grilling vegetables gives a smoky, charred flavor. Or, let the natural flavor of green beans shine by steaming them with rosemary and thyme. Try these simple flavor tips to season your favorite vegetables and visit www.McCormick.com for more ideas you can use all year long. Mixed Vegetable GrillServings: 6 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Basil Leaves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder 1/8 teaspoon McCormick Ground Black Pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 6 cups assorted cut-up vegetables, such as asparagus, bell peppers, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion and small sweet potato Mix brown sugar, basil, salt, garlic powder, and pepper in small bowl. In large bowl, drizzle oil over vegetables; toss to coat well. Add seasoning mixture; toss to coat well. Place vegetables in grill basket or rack, or thread onto skewers. Grill over medium heat 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender, turning occasionally. Kitchen tip: If using sweet potatoes, pierce them with fork and microwave two to three minutes on high or until tender. Roasted Broccoli & TomatoesServings: 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon McCormick Garlic Powder 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Coarse Gr ound Black Pepper 12 ounces br occoli florets 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes 1 tablespoon whitewinevinegar 2 teaspoons honey 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Basil Leaves 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Or egano Leaves Preheat oven to 425F. Mix oil, garlic powder and pepper in large bowl. Add broccoli and tomatoes; toss to coat well. Spread in single layer on foil-lined 15-by-10-by-1-inch baking pan. Roast in oven 13 minutes or until broccoli is lightly browned. Meanwhile, mix vinegar, honey, basil and oregano in small bowl. Drizzle over roasted vegetables after removing from oven; toss to coat well. Serve immediately. Herbed Green BeansServings: 4 1 pound trimmed gr een beans 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon finely crushed McCormick Rosemary Leaves 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Thyme Leaves 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt fr om McCormick Sea Salt Grinder 1/8 teaspoon McCormick Gr ound Black Pepper Place beans in medium saucepan. Add enough water to cover beans. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to low; simmer four to six minutes or until tender-crisp. Drain. Return beans to saucepan. Toss with vinegar, oil, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat one to two minutes or until heated through. SCHOOLCONTINUED FROM P AGE 1 Throughout the glorious years of our marriage, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly have had few disagreements. I suppose I could count them all on my one hand, but I am not sure if it is my right hand or my left hand so I will just leave it at that. I hear, of course, of many couples who do nothing but bicker and fight from morning till night. I have always wondered what the purpose of all that was and what it ever accomplished. I think there is a better way to live together. There are several phrases I have memorized and used throughout the years of our marriage that has kept me in good standing. Yes, dear. Youre right, dear. Ill do it right away, dear. I have found that if I include the word dear, with all of my responses it fares better for me. Of course, I am the kind of person that does not have to be right all the time, which makes me the perfect husband. Admitting you are wrong, even if you do not think you are, is really not the end of the world. In fact, it may be the beginning of a bright new world. I said few disagreements, and I need to explain what I meant by that. The major disagreements that my wife and I have had throughout the years can be boiled down into one phrase, Its a mess. Usually, actually all the time this phrase is being used, it is coming from the lips of my wife. Our disagreement is in the definition of mess. She has one definition and I have another definition, and the twain shall never meet. Mark my words on that. If you would come into our home, you will discover that every room in the house is well organized and Cleaning up the mess, parsonage style Out to Pastor Dr. James Snyder Please see PASTOR Page 4

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GULF TO LAKE HWY 1/2 mile east of W almart Say Hello To The Worlds SMARTEST Hearing Aid Its never missing out on a conversation. Its getting back to chatting on the phone. Its having your favorite media right in your ear. Its more than just a hearing aid. WEDNESDA Y, SEPT. 17 WEDNESDA Y, SEPT. 2 4 DURING THIS EVENT YOULL RECEIVE: FREE Hearing T est FREE Surround Sound Demonstration TRIAL For 30 Days FREE GIFT BAG For The First 30 Appts. Digital ReSound Hearing Aids STARTING AT ea. As featured on: Brilliant It sounds so natural In a recent independent study comparing premium products from six manufacturers, a panel of experienced hearing-aid wearers gave ReSounds sound quality top rating.* *SenseLab hearing aid benchmark test M-F 9:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Appointment Needed form. The superintendent quickly condemned the denial, saying his district had no policy forbidding uniformed military from entering the building. We have yet to hear from those four employees, whod told the officer it was school district policy. Now in Ocala, the city proposed to fine two business owners for displaying the Dont Tread on Me flag, which was used during the Revolutionary War and is sometimes used by Tea Partyers today. Again, outrage followed, so the left is walking it back. The price of liberty is truly eternal vigilance. Al Shumard Oak Run LETTERSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 Welcome football! Wasnt it great last weekend to be able to watch some college and NFL football? I know not everyone is thrilled, but many of us are. Some of the college scores were really lopsided, but they will get better as the season progresses. Of course, if you are a Florida Gator fan you were overjoyed. Personally, I really enjoyed the Atlanta Falcons game. Bingo is back in full swing on the second and fourth Tuesday. Play begins at 7 p.m. in the clubhouse. I understand that this is really a lively group. If you are looking for an evening out, come join the gang. Ladies, the Four Seasons Fall and Holiday Exchange will soon be here. This sale/exchange is the first time we have tried this concept here in Quail Meadow. If it proves successful/enjoyable, we will probably do it again. This is a good time to clean out those closets of the things you no longer wear. Also, accessories, household items, etc. are also acceptable. The sale/exchange will take place at the clubhouse on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 2 p.m. The unsold items will be donated to Hospice, unless you want to keep your contributions. Call Brooke Hamlin or Pat Talley for more information. This is the last reminder of the Sock Hop/Car Show that will be on Saturday. Tickets are still available from Pat Talley. The show last year was a huge success, and this year will probably be even better. The pool is still very warm and ready for you swimmers. Water aerobics take place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 9 a.m. Do you like to work with ceramics? Jan Johnson conducts the class every Wednesday between 10 a.m. and noon at the clubhouse. If you are interested in water colors, then meet with Barbara Fife at the clubhouse on the first and third Thursday each week. There is always something to do here in QM. Reminder: The July 4 DVD is still available contact Richard Gunther. Four Seasons Fall and Holiday Exchange Quail Meadow Carolyn Slocumb

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INDEX Rev. Snyder..........3 Stone Creek........6 Fairfield Village..7 Quail Meadow....11 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 31 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 Puzzles Page 9 ClassifiedsPage 1112 Wednesday, September 17, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000IXDP 000IWYW Saturday, October 4, 2014 VIP Preview 5-6pm Event 6-9pm *Limited Availability. Taxes not included. *Fo r tick ets only go to the Chronicle site listed below .Vip $55 advance only$149 General Admission $25 advance $30 at the door Get Your Tickets Now!Call 800-6 32-6 26 2to reserve your room www.PlantationOnCrystalRiver.com A weekend to get away, have fun and be treated like a Diva!Shop Til You Drop Cocktails Hors doeuvres Massage Jewelry Clothing Cosmetics & More! 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A good crowd gathered on campus for the event, which included the opening of a center for veterans. BY JIM CLARK EditorWe have the money. That was the feeling echoed by the two challengers in the Marion County School Board elections as they appeared at a forum last week. The post-primary election cycle began in earnest in the area when the final School Board candidates gathered at the meeting of the State Road 200 Coalition at least most of them did. Incumbent Bobby James in District 3 had been invited and, according to Coalition President Pat Gabriel, had committed to come, but he failed to show. I dont know why he isnt here, Gabriel told the Coalition members gathered at the Collins Center in TimbeRidge. Jane Moerlie, James District 3 challenger, and Chase Basinger, who is challenging incumbent Angie Boynton in District 4, both made the following assertion. We have the money, but how are we spending the money, Moerlie told the small audience. We need to spend it in the classroom maybe share some principals and assistant principals. She said board members need to burn the midnight oil, need to resolve issues. I would bring hard work and dedication. She said she would go to the schools where the problems are. We need to build a budget around the classrooms. Now theyre built around the admin(istration). If we ensure that our children are being prioritized, we can do without one or two admins. She added, Our students are not proficient in reading or writing. She criticized the use of academic coaches to teach the teachers. They dont need to be taught how to do their professions. She said she hopes to bring back the public comments on television at the meetings. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKAngie Boynton, left, and Chase Basinger, candidates for School Board District 4, share some thoughts after Mondays Coalition meeting. School challengers say board has enough funding Please see SCHOOL, Page 3 We have the money, but how are we spending the money? Jane MoerlieSchool Board candidate. Its Five OClock SomewhereJimmy Buffet fan Sharon Pilat displays a parrot at the Stone Creek celebration Its Five OClock Somewhere. See column and more photos on Page 6. Save three times when you shop for energy-conserving appliances Sept. 19-21. During the upcoming tax-free holiday, Floridians will not only save on their initial purchase of an Energy Star appliance or WaterSense product, but they will also see lower electric and water bills down the road. By supporting the use of energy efficient appliances, consumers and retailers will contribute to decreased water and energy waste, ensuring an adequate supply for generations to come. Florida Retail is a proud advocate of tax-free holidays for the benefit of all Floridians, said Rick McAllister, president and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation. We encourage shoppers to save on their utilities and thank them for playing an active role in the longterm protection of our states natural resources. Sales tax will be waived on the first $1,500 of the retail price of select Energy Star and WaterSense appliances, including ceiling fans, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, light bulbs, clothes washers, bathroom sink faucets, shower heads and more. Expensive energy-saving appliances tax free this weekend Saturday, Oct. 4 Fall tree and shrub saleThe Marion County Master Gardeners will host their annual Fall Tree & Shrub Sale Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m.-noon or until sold out. The event will be held at the Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service (2232 N.E. Jacksonville Road, Ocala). Admission and parking are free. Master Gardeners will have many types of plants available for sale, including: fruit, ornamental and shades trees; shrubs; and selected perennials. Gardening publications, soil test kits and a large variety of seeds will also be available for purchase. Funds raised from this event will support the Marion County Master Gardener program and the youth horticulture scholarship program. No pets are allowed at the event. For more information about Marion County UF/IFAS Extension Service, call 352-671-8400 or visit www.marioncountyfl.org/extensionservice.Palm Cay Craft fairOn Oct. 4, Palm Cay will conduct its craft fair, which is open to the public, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse. There will be a baked goods sale going on at the same time, and also a quilt raffle. The kitchen will be open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to buy hot dogs and drinks for lunch.Marion Landing craft fairThe annual Marion Landing Craft Fair will be Saturday, Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to noon in the communitys Lifestyle Center 8601 SW 65th Ave. Road across from Queen of Peace Catholic Church on SR 200. Handcrafted items for sale include jewelry, quilts, greeting cards, floral arrangements, handbags, home dcor, paintings, unique gifts and holiday items. Coffee/tea and donuts will be available for a nominal price. Free admission open to the public. No pets, please. For more information, call 237-7152.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. In color run style, participants will have the option of being splashed with pink paint throughout the course. The run will benefit Dunnellon-based Michelle-OGram, a nonprofit that assists women who cannot afford diagnostic mammograms, breast ultrasounds or screenings. Named after Dunnellon resident Michelle Blauser Standridge, who died at age 33 after a three-year battle with breast cancer, the organization has helped more than 500 women since it began in 2009. Register for the 5k on active.com search CF SAB or print the registration form and drop it off at the CF Office of Student Life in the Bryant Student Union, Room 201. Registration is $20 now or $25 after Oct. 1. Registration will be also be available on race day at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 First Congregational yard saleIts time again for the annual yard sale at First Congregational Church on Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please note the time change from previous years. Doors will open promptly at 9 a.m. Shop from a vast array of items which include clothing, jewelry, handbags, dishes, glassware, cookware, linens, decorative pillows, bedding, appliances, furniture, audio equipment, tools, and so much more. New this year, we are adding a boutique section for better clothing, jewelry and home decor. For those who may become thirsty or hungry from shopping all the great deals, refreshments will be available for purchase. First Congregational is located at 7171 SW State Road 200.Saturday, Oct. 18 Lions yard sale at Bank of OzarksThe Ocala 200 Lions Club is having a yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bank of the Ozarks, State Road 200 in the Friendship Plaza. Food will be available for purchase.