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The Republican Business Council luncheon on Monday, Oct. 13, will feature Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a candidate for re-election. The event will be at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion auditorium, with networking 11:30 to noon and the luncheon from noon to 1. Tickets are $20. For information call 352-566-8403. INDEX Rev. Snyder..........4 Fairfield Village..5 Quail Meadow......6 Stone Creek........7 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 34 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014 Puzzles Page 10 BagpipesPage 1212 Wednesday, October 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000JGGU 000JCFE 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 60 Silver $ 89 95 exchange 72 Gold $ 99 95 exchange 84 Platinum $ 109 95 exchange GOLF CARS STAR TING AT $2,895 & UP Bondi to visit local GOP group Quarterly memorial for deceased veterans The quarterly memorial for deceased veterans, a ceremony in which the names of all vets who died during the previous three months are read, took place Saturday, Oct. 4 at Veterans Memorial Park. Shown above are the Stone Creek Veterans, who provided the men to do the reading this quarter. From the left are Ron Sutter, Rick Kovalettick, Larry Melander, Calvin Sandt, Larry Furmon, Bob Driesch and Bill Brock mann. At right, Mike Emig of the Air Force Association gave the welcome.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Congress hopefuls invited to forumThe Friday Forum of Marion County has invited candidates for U.S. Congressional District 3 to participate in a debate when the luncheon group next meets at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 10 at Buffet City, State Road 200 at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The challenger, Democrat Marihelen Wheeler, has accepted but no confirmation has yet been received from incumbent Republican Congressman Ted Yohos office. Also on the program will be Guy Marwick of the Felburn Foundation speaking in support of Amendment 1 and Cynthia Tolbert, Esq., local attorney who will discuss Amendment 3. Email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 for more information. Please note that there is a $10 charge payable directly to the restaurant for the buffet, drink, tax and tip. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKGod Belongs in My CityOcala Mayor Kent Guinn addresses some of the hundreds of walkers to showed up Saturday morning for the annual stroll down Silver Springs Boulevard for the God Belongs in My City Campaign. The walkers went from Veterans Memorial Park, shown here,to Citizens Circle at City Hall, then were transported back to the park for further ceremonies. The College of Central Florida has been recognized as a military-friendly school by Victory Media for 2015. The designation ranks CF as among the top 20 percent of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students. The list of military-friendly schools was compiled through extensive research and survey of more than 10,000 Veterans Administration-approved schools nationwide. Criteria included military support on campus, academic credibility, percent of military students, academic credit for military students, flexibility for military students, veteran graduation rates, student tuition assistance and more. The College of Central Florida is dedicated to providing a caring and exceptional learning environment to active servicemen and women, and veterans to assure college success, and through the CF Patriot Center for Veterans provide support services, resources and assistance to their College honored as school thats military friendly Please see COLLEGE Page 4 Bagpipes entertain crowd on Ocalas Downtown Square Bagpipers from Fire/Rescue units all over Florida descended upon the Downtown Square on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. They played for the crowd for about an hour as they prepared for the Fallen Firefighters Memorial on Friday at the Fire College, playing traditional bagpipe music for the most part, but getting the crowd singing with their closing version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Photos by Jim Clark

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for pets and their owners. Linda Fiorella is heading up the group. According to Linda, this new group is for anyone who has a love of all things animal, from pets to wildlife that surround the community. Linda said, We received a pawsitively overwhelming response for our first informal meeting. It looks like this new group will be another story when they become a club. I recently finished reading, Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian for Septembers book group. At the end of the book there was the following quote: It is indeed a small world: six degrees of separation will always trump million-to-one odds. This made me think of my new neighbors, Tom and Debbie Dannanman. They moved in across the street. My next door neighbors, Rose and Jim LeRouch invited them to meet some of the neighbors. While I was there, I asked where they were from. Tom was born in Manhattan and raised on Staten Island where I was born and lived. We talked about high schools and he told me he went to an all boys school on the island. When I told him I went to Curtis High School, he asked if I knew Mr. Mudgett. I said yes, as he was a former English teacher of mine. Tom then told me that his Dad taught social studies at Curtis H.S. the 50s. I was not a high school student in the 50s but my sister, Terry Quinn, who lives in Pinebrook, checked her yearbooks and Mr. Dannaman is there. It is a small world and with technology, it is getting smaller all the time. My Dad always had a saying, that you needed to always be on your best behavior because you never knew who you would meet that would know someone you knew. Good advice! Upcoming event at Stone Creek: The Happy Feet Dance Club collected food for Interfaith. They had a overwhelming response to their collection. They collected 1,000 pounds of grocery items and the clubs would like to thank all the Stone Creek residents for opening their hearts to the less fortunate and they are hoping for another successful food drive with a goal of 1,500 pounds of groceries. Here is to another successful food drive and the attainment of that goal.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, October 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000JGVT OCALA EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW COLL EGE RD, STE 207 Col ours Plaza, next to Red Lobster OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93RD CT. RD. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. SUNCOAST BLVD (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. GULF TO LAKE HWY 1/2 mile east of Walmart Digital ReSound Hearing Aids STARTING AT ea. 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CLARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 a doctor at the first sign of any unusual symptoms either in you, your children or your grandchildren. Yes, terrorism is a real threat. But so are these diseases, and we should be careful to monitor the progress of the fight against them. If we dont, were just inviting danger into our lives. And no one wants the tragic results of these diseases in our community.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen. DOGSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 Joyce with the dogs.

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Friday, Oct. 10 Oktoberfest at Circle SquareCircle Square Commons will hold Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. on The Town Square. Enjoy an evening celebrating the German heritage and be entertained with live music by Alpine Express and the amazing sword swallower, Dan Meyer. Celebrate by eating delicious foods such as grilled brats, Shepherds pie, sweet treats, pretzels and more from Yalaha Bakery. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Bring the family for an amazing and fun evening and listen or take part in the yodeling contest, get your face painted, participate in raffles and much more amusing activities. A portion of the raffle proceeds will benefit the MCSO K-9 Unit. Circle Square Commons Town Square is at 8405 SW 80th St. in Ocala. For information on other entertainment and events on The Town Square, visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com or call 352-854-3670.Saturday, Oct. 11 Arts, crafts, breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will hold its annual arts and crafts fair on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Stanfield Hall (free admission), 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. The church phone is 352-854-9550. This sale will also coincide with our Mens Breakfast (from 7:30 9:30 a.m. only) which is open to all. That breakfast is an all you can eat. Adults $5 each/Children under 10 $3 each. All items are made by The Stitch Sisters Group at our church and will include lap quilts (also very good as wall hangings), table top and Christmas decorations, plus a large selection of other hand knitted, crocheted and sewn items. Some of our most popular sellers are our placemats, baby bibs, our famous fancy dish towels and fancy aprons, Bible covers, hair clip caddies, pin cushions, embossed greeting cards and just too much more to mention. The profits from this sale are used to continue their mission of making and providing free walker caddies and lap blankets to nursing homes and individuals and also for the ministers fund that offers temporarily help for those in need. Directions: Off SR 200 West just past Pine Run make a right onto SW 105th just before the Shell station. The church is about a mile down on left. Youll see our signs. If going SR 200 going East, go past Palm Cay on your right make a U-turn immediately after then do as directed above.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.Yard sale at Spruce Creek PreserveMore than 50 families have signed up for the Spruce Creek Preserve Community Yard Sale to be held Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Spruce Creek Preserve is on State Road 200, 2 1/2 miles west of the intersection with County Road 484. Look for the American flag at the entrance. Button Club to meetManatee Button Club will meet Saturday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. We will discuss the hobby of button collecting and competition trays for the upcoming Florida State Convention. Our guest speaker is Connie Robinson, a local porcelain artist, who will give a presentation on antique glass buttons made by Leo Popper & Sons. Public welcome come join us!Sunday, Oct. 12 Piano students to performOur next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Church, SW State Road 200, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Leslie Hammess students from The Piano Conservatory will play the best love classics and those that should be. The popular Eddy Duchin story theme and Im Always Chasing Rainbows actually came from two Chopin numbers that will be featured in the concert in their original forms. In addition to Chopin, there will be Scarletti, Barber, Gershwin, some Russians, original compositions, an all sister trio and original student arrangements. Ms. Leslie promises some surprises which she will not disclose. All her students are prize winners. One of whom won his first competition when he was only 4. Another made his orchestral debut at 9. And still another is a surprise local celebrity of immense talent. Make sure you save the date as this is one of our more popular concerts as we all love to see these talented children perform. Our concerts are free although we do ask for a love offering.Thursday, Oct. 16 Air Force group to meetThe October meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. This will be our yearly awards meeting. Several chapter awards will be presented. If you care about educating people about the importance of a strong Air Force please join us and help. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Friday, Oct. 17 Fish dinners at St. JudeOur monthly fish dinner is Friday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu includes fried or baked fish, cole slaw, French fries, macaroni and cheese, and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door of our Parish Hall at 443 Marion Oaks Drive.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.Arts and craft showThe Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will host their annual Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall. Local vendors will showcase one-of-a-kind art and handmade items. Lunch will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit numerous local entities. Queen of Peace is at 6455 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Indoor yard sale at JoyJoy Lutheran Church, located at SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, gardening equipment and sports related items. Kitchen and housewares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, or anytime during the day on Thursday or Friday, Oct. 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Mark your calendar for this well-known favorite community event and join us for a fun-filled day. For more information call Edie Heinzen (854-7817) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (854-0660) or Kathy Hoefer (237-6439) regarding the yard sale.Sunday, Oct. 19 Chamber Music Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society (MCMS) proudly presents The Magic of Strings featuring internationally acclaimed DUO-B, husband and wife cello and violin team, Dr. Philip and Hirono Borter, on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church (6455 SW State Road 200 in Ocala). Admission is free. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are Always exceptional; always free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. For more information, call 8671340 or visit our website at www.marionchambermusic.com. More on Page 9 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 8, 2014 3 10 W ednesday, October 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000ILN8 The Truesdell Professional Building 200 N.W. 52nd Avenue Ocala, Fl 34482 KELLEAN K. TRUESDELL, J.D., LLM Attorney & Counselor at Law (352) 873-4141 or KelleanTruesdell.com My Florida Estate Planning Workshop is available any day at any hour. Wills, Living Trusts, Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney, Probate, Medicaid, Long-Term Care, Asset Protection, Federal Death Tax Minimization, Trust Administration, Elder Law and Personal LifeCare Services. 61 60 S W SR 2 00 U ni t 10 4 6160 SW SR 200 Unit 104 Ocala, Florida 34476 Ocala, Florida 34476 Store Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10-5 Sat. 10-2 Store Hours: Tues.-Fri. 10-5 Sat. 10-2 www.jandjjewelersocala.com www.jandjjewelersocala.com 000JH5J W icked Deals Good 10% to 15% OFF Fashion Jewelry Sterling Silver with colorful gems Nothing Frightening About Our Prices! Jasmine Plaza 352 -401-0001 Jasmine Plaza 352 -401-0001 Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your P et Ocalas Only 4-Star Accommodations for Your Pet Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Tour our unique facility and you be the judge! 352-861-4566 Boarding Grooming Boarding Grooming 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 10411 SW 105th Street Ocala www.palmettokennels.com 000JF24 Kennel Pet Sitting Kennel Grooming Pet Sitting Look for us on Facebook Look for us Look for us on Facebook on Facebook 000JFCA 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! ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A changing situation calls for a change in plans. Although you might prefer the schedule you had already worked up, you could do better by agreeing to make the needed adjustments. TA URUS (April 20 to May 20) That once seemingly rock-solid proposition you favored might be hiding some serious flaws. Take time to check it more carefully and question anything that seems out of kilter. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Finish up those lingering tasks so that you can then arrange to spend some time in quiet reflection. This will go a long way in restoring physical and spiritual energies. CA NC ER (June 21 to July 22) A family situation could heat up and boil over unless you deal with it as soon as possible. Try to persuade other family members to work with you to cool things down. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Cheer up, Kitty Cat! That low feeling will begin to ebb by midweek, and you should be back in the social swirl in time for the weekend. A long-postponed deal could be starting up again. VI RGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Going too fast and too far on too little knowledge could be risky. Best to slow down and check for any gaps in your information. Its what you dont know that could hurt you. LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Trying to make peace among quarreling family members, friends or colleagues can be tough. Expect some resistance, maybe even some expressions of resentment. But stay with it. SCOR PIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Changing your mind doesnt have to be a problem once you realize that you might have good and sufficient cause to do so. Make your explanations clear and complete. SAGI TT ARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) An unkept promise can be irksome and easily raise the Archers ire. But instead of getting into a confrontation, take time to check why someone you relied on came up short. CAP R ICORN (Dec. 22 to January 19) A new workplace distraction creates an unnecessary delay. The sooner you deal with it, the better.. A personal matter should be attended to as soon as possible. A QU ARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Once again, the Aquarians gift for applying both practical and creative methods to resolve a situation makes all the difference. Personal relationships thrive during the weekend. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A relationship appears to be losing its once-strong appeal for reasons that might be different from what you think. An open and honest talk could lead to some surprising revelations. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. Problems getting the Messenger: If your community is listed above and the Messenger is not delivered to you or you are having trouble getting the paper from boxes around the S.R. 40 and S.R. 27 areas, call 854-3986.CONTACT INFORMATIONOffice (352) 854-3986 Fax (352) 489-6593 20441 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Dunnellon, FL 34432 EditorJim Clark 390-6444 Circulation Barbara Jaggers 854-3986 Inside Sales/Office Coord. -Michel Northsea 854-3986 Advertising Sales Tom Rapplean 352-564-2957 Advertising Sales Paige Lefkowitz 352-564-2902 Manager John Murphy 352-563-6363 Deadline for news : Friday 1 p.m. the week before publication. Member of the Community Papers of Florida I want to get news in the Messenger.Call editor Jim Clark at 352-390-6444 or send by e-mail to editor@westmarionmessenger.comCommunity news and photos must be received by Thursday the week before publication. Mail and photos must be e-mailed to editor@westmarionmessenger.com. 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Sunday, Oct. 19 Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, Oct. 19 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, info: 352-0234.Picnic at St. JudeThe annual picnic of St. Jude Knights of Columbus Council 15644 is Sunday, Oct. 19, between 2 and 6 p.m. For a donation of only $5 you can feast on hamburgers, hot dogs and sides. All are invited to join in a fun filled afternoon at the St. Jude Parish Hall, 443 Marion Oaks Drive.Brunson to speakChrists Church of Marion County will host Drexel Brunson, PH.D., President of Empower Resources International, and former pastor of First Assembly of God church in Ocala, as quest speaker. Drexel is well known in our community, having served on the Sheriffs Advisory Board for Marion County. He has travelled internationally bulding churches, schools and administrating humanitarian aid in countries around the world. Everyone is welcome to hear his inspirational message. 10:30 a.m. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/Tuesday, Oct 21 Doctor to speak at luncheonFood for Thought Luncheon, Tuesday Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m., Dr. Amruth Bapatla, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist, will speak on Sleep Disorders. Please RSVP to 237-8309. Reservations are needed because of limited seating. The luncheon is at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, SW College Road.Saturday, Oct. 25 Dining in darkness with the blindThe Florida Center for the Blind invites the general public to take a unique journey of tastes, sounds, touch, appreciation and awareness at its annual fundraising event Dining in the Dark with Dignity. Guests will dine in total darkness to experience the same challenge faced every day by blind and visually impaired persons. SWAT teams of the Marion County Sheriffs Office and Ocala Police Department will serve the meals using night vision goggles. Presenting Sponsor: Jenkins Auto Group; Community Sponsor; Ocala Star Banner; Silver Sponsor: Cox Communications. It will be at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 3600 SW 38th Ave, Ocala, starting at 5:30 p.m. with orientation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $55/person; $100/couple). For information: 352-873-4700 or purchase online at (www.flblind.org). Advance tickets only, seating is limited.Scandinavian Club to meetThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish descent to join us at our next meeting on Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment to be announced. The cost is $18 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 22nd of October. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate at 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362.Sunday, Oct. 26 Remillard jazz concertThe sixth annual Jazz Concert, featuring the smooth jazz sounds of Charlie Remillard, a resident of Ocala Palms, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 260 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. A free will offering to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services Food 4 Kids will be gratefully accepted. Southern Express in concertThe Southern Express Orchestra (Ocala) will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The orchestra has performed at Ocala West numerous times in the past, and we are pleased to announce this concert. Please join us for this very special event. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 854-9550.Friday, Oct. 31 Sheriffs Office Halloween partyThe Marion County Sheriffs Office Southwest District Office, 9048 SW State Road 200, will hold its annual Halloween party at the office from 5 to 8:30 p.m. There will be games, candy, prizes, food and more. Sheriffs personnel encourage parents to bring their children for a safe Halloween on Oct. 31.Halloween at St. JudeSt. Jude is having its second Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct. 31, from 4 until 7 p.m. in our parking lot at 443 Marion Oaks Drive. The kids can safely walk from car trunk to car trunk. Please join us for a fun evening. All children are welcome.Rainbow Springs Trail of TerrorThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Rainbow Springs State Park presents the fourth annual Trail of Terror on Friday, Oct. 31. The Trail of Terror Tram Ride will begin in the park by the Felburn Pavilion the first tram will depart at 7 p.m. and the last tram departs at 9:30 p.m. There will be scary sights and loud noises so parents should take that into consideration when taking young children on the tram. With more than 500 attending last year, this Halloween fright-fest promises even more thrills and fun for area residents. There will be candy booths, face painting and games for the little ghouls provided by Friends of Dunnellon. Everyone is invited to a masquerade ball under the Hickory Pavilion hosted by Ranger Ashley. Witches will be stirring up delicious kettle corn for our ghostly visitors. Visitors should wear comfortable, close-toed shoes due to uneven terrain and low lighting. Flashlights will not be permitted on the tram, but costumes and glow sticks are encouraged. Regular park admission fees apply, $2 cash per person and children under 5 are free. Funds raised from the event go to Rainbow Springs State Park Volunteer Program. Snacks and sodas will be available for purchase at the concession. Additional volunteers are needed for cast or crew. Please contact Monay Markey at monay.markey@dep.state.fl.us if you are interested. For additional information, contact the park at 352465-8555 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. The Park is at 19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon.Saturday, Nov. 1 Steel Horse Stampede setThe 11th annual Steel Horse Stampede motorcycle ride is gearing up for its journey through Marion County on Nov. 1. The event serves as a fundraiser to benefit patient care at Hospice of Marion County, Inc. Participants may pre-register by calling 854-5218 or at www.hospiceofmarion.com. The day of the event, registration begins at 8 a.m. at Hospice of Marion County in The Elliott Center (3231 SW 34th Ave. in Ocala). To honor those who have served our country, the first 100 veterans to register will receive a special Hospice Veterans Pin. families, said Dr. Henri Benlolo, dean of Student Services at CF. Earlier this year, the college opened the Patriot Center for Veterans at its Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The center was established to serve students and their families and offers a venue for studying and fellowship, mental health counseling, a small library, food pantry and more. In 2013, 536 CF students received Veterans Administration benefits. The center also serves veterans who are no longer receiving education benefits. The College of Central Florida is ranked No. 13 in the nation for overall affordability by the U.S. Department of Education. 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Whatever anybody else thinks, I am growing weary of celebrities. We have a terrible, incurable disease in our country called celebrititis. In my research, I have not found any cure for this. And believe me, I have searched. Celebrities come in all sizes and shapes; sports, music, movies, TV, news reporters and even religious leaders have gotten into this game. In our culture today, nothing really happens unless some celebrity does it or says it. Frankly, I am tired of all of that nonsense. I do not know one celebrity I would take anything from that resembled the truth. A celebrity cannot think on his or her own, but must always rely upon a script. We all know what happens when they go off script. There is this phenomenon out in Hollywood called the red carpet. I am not sure exactly what the red carpet is except that it is a carpet in the color red, thus The Red Carpet. And yet, if one of these celebrities walks on this so-called red carpet, everybody wants to take a picture of them. I cannot think of a celebrity anywhere, living or dead, that I would like a photo. Have you ever seen one of these celebrities without their makeup? You would not recognize him or her. If I want a photograph these days, I want it to be of my family. In my book, my family is all the celebrity I need. If I want to sit down and go through some pictures, I want it to be of my family, people that I know and love. I do not want it to be some made-up picture that has been Photoshopped by some expert. Anybody who has a photograph taken of them and then has somebody touch it up and make it look better is a hypocrite. That is not the way they really look. Is there a celebrity anywhere that wants anybody to see them as they really look? Celebrities are just people and we need to start treating them like the people they are. A person is not important because they make a certain amount of money. A person is not important because everyPeople, after all, even celebrities, are just people body recognizes them. Newscasters today have become celebrities in their own right or left depending on their political position. Somehow, they have tricked us into thinking because they are celebrities and they look like $1 million, that what they have to say is something I want to hear. When I was young, I watched the Three Stooges. They could make stupid things funny. Now when they were making these stupid movies they were doing so on purpose. I laughed at them because what they did had an agenda to make me laugh. Nobody ever took what they did seriously. Now we have the Three-Stoogessyndrome in our newsrooms today. I often wonder if they know how ridiculous they look and sound when they are touting their opinion about something going on in the world? Actually, when you think of it, they would make the Three Stooges envious. I think if our country is ever going to be saved, we are going to have to somehow get rid of all of the celebrities. I know it is going to be hard, I know we will have severe withdrawals, but it will serve us well in the end. I am tired of celebrities and I want to see something real for a change. Of course, we have on television now what is called reality shows. In reality, these reality shows have not an ounce of reality to them. The thing that is so significant to me is, many people think it is reality. The only reality about these reality shows is the money these people are making pretending to be real. The money is real, but the moneymakers are about as false as my grandmothers teeth. I have come to the place where I do not believe anything I see on television. If it is on television, it has been tweaked so that somebody can make money. After all, the only purpose of television is to make some people rich, filthy rich. And the richer they are the filthier they are. My premise is still the same; people are just people. When will everybody come to that conclusion? I think the sooner we come to that the more we will realize that nobody is better than anybody else. I do not have to take a second seat to some person starring in the movies. How can you say somebody is important when they have to memorize a script somebody else wrote and then they have to shoot it 17 times to get it right? That is a celebrity? Where are the good honest hardworking people that made this country what it used to be? The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage reminded me of something Jesus said. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matthew 25:40). It is comforting to know that people, after all, are just people and I count myself to be one of those just people.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 email jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Upcoming events at HawthorneJoin us at Hawthorne Estates Retirement Apartments, located at 3211 SW 42nd St., Ocala, for a Health Talk on Monday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. Dr. Nirav Gupta, D.O. Twin Palms Orthopedics, will be presenting on Shoulder Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Arthritis of the Shoulder). What is Osteoarthritis of the shoulder? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? Seating is limited. Complimentary buffet dinner and tour will be provided. Please RSVP 352-237-7776 Ex. 255. Thursday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m., Licensed Mental Health Counselor Loire Bennett will be speaking on Coping With Holiday Stress and Surviving the Holidays Without Your Spouse/Partner. Refreshments will be available. Please RSVP 352-237-7776 Ex. 255. Hawthorne Village Retirement Community 4100 SW 33rd Avenue, Ocala presents our annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please come and join us for this fun event.

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In Mr. Youngs case, his disability was visually apparent, but he still needed to provide the necessary physicians documentation. First, the employee and the Citrus County Tax Collectors Office are not to blame. They must follow state statutes or bear the consequences for not following the rules. Mr. Young is also not at fault. The rules were put in place in October 2012 and the parking decals can be issued for up to four years, so it is likely others may not be aware of the new regulations. If we are looking for someone to cast blame on, we should start with our state legislators, who make up the rules. State statutes are written and revised every year, usually as a response to a problem that has arisen in the past, or as a response to a request by a powerful lobbyist. At some point, someone circumvented the rules to acquire a disabled parking decal when they in fact were not disabled. When this happened, the state decided to tighten its procedures, which has the negative effect of creating another layer of bureaucracy. Unfortunately, the unintended consequences of the new rules mean Mr. Youngs life was made more difficult as he now has to arrange transportation and spend money on a doctors visit to prove what is readily apparent to any one with sight. Also, the tax collectors office and its employees were subjected to an unnecessary and embarrassing situation. The tax collectors office realizes the law is redundant, but must follow the rules. To their credit, they have requested an exemption. Mr. Young plans to voice his concerns to legislators; lets hope they are listening. And to those in Marion County who have expiring placards, be aware. You are now going to need a note from your doctor, so make plans ahead of time.Citrus County Chronicle Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Greatness of U.S. hro being lostBY JIM FLYNN Mona Charen, a syndicated columnist and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., recently wrote a disturbing column titled Eisenhower Memorial scandal a capital travesty. Charens Sept. 19 column summarizes a long running debacle, which she calls a textbook case of corruption: More than forty million dollars have been spent with limited accountability, but with serious disappointment among the Eisenhower grandchildren. The memorial is left-over pieces of unsuccessful efforts to design a something. Charens article provides a brief image of the five-star general who served as supreme leader of the forces which won Europe in World War II, and who moved on to become our President in 1952. For many years he was the most admired man in America Personal memories increase my disgust with this case of Washington idiopathy. In 1948 Five-Star General Dwight David Eisenhower was one of several outstanding World War II senior officers who were invited to speak at a convention of veterans in Boston.. By chance I was one of a few Eagle Scouts who were selected to carry communications to the generals and admirals in their suites. I received the first packet to be delivered to General Eisenhower. My enthusiasm soared. When I knocked on the Generals door, a couple of junior officers requested that I give the packet to them for presentation to the General. From across the room a strong but friendly voice told the officers Let the young man in to deliver his message. Instead of reaching for the packet, the General offered his right hand and waited for me to shift the packet so that I could put my right hand in his. I dont recall the exact words which passed between us, only that he spoke to me as if I were one of his assistants. What I do recall (because my mother repeated it many times) is that the General talked to me alone for a few moments after we shook hands and that I refused to wash my right hand for a week. Another personal moment was General Eisenhowers promise during the 1952 presidential campaign: I shall go to Korea. He won in a landslide. As President-elect, but still a five-star general of the armies, Eisenhower flew to Korea and made a three-day tour of U.S. forces, including a visit with his son, Major John Eisenhower, who was serving with the 15th Infantry regiment. In March of 1953, President Eisenhower challenged the new Soviet head of state to influence North Korea into an exchange of sick and wounded prisoners, which might also lead to an armistice. A few months later (July 27, 1953) the Forgotten War in Korea ended with a cease fire and cessation of hostilities until a peace settlement could be achieved. I returned home in April 1954. The Korean War has never ended officially. Out of respectful memories of a great President, an officer, and a gentlemen, on a trip home from our daughters marriage in Wyoming we detoured to the Eisenhower library and museum in Abilene, Kansas. We discovered a very tall and appropriate memorial statue of the General in uniform. I uttered a thank you, and I gave him a proper good-bye salute. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. While were all concerned about ISIS crashing planes into buildings or spreading poison on U.S. subways, Im a little fearful about a couple of other things that have been in the news lately. First, theres the Ebola virus. Since its outbreak in West Africa, the fatalities continue to mount. One man in Dallas may have exposed others after he went to a local hospital, was misdiagnosed and sent home with antibiotics. When he got worse he was back in the hospital, this time properly diagnosed and isolated. He had flown from West Africa to Europe, then connected to Dulles Airport in Washington and then to Dallas-Fort Worth. There were a couple of others flown under quarantine to the U.S. for treatment, and, as of Sunday, another victim was headed for America. You hate to quarantine everyone coming to the U.S. who has been in that part of the world, but when it comes to saving lives, that might be necessary. Second, theres Enterovirus D-68 (EVD68). A 4-year-old boy in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, not far from Atlantic City, went to sleep the night of Sept. 24 and never woke up. It was determined that he was probably killed by EV-D68. You say youve never heard of it? Unfortunately, youre not alone. Heres part of a story from Reuters: More than 500 people, mostly children, in 43 states and the District of Columbia have been infected with EV-D68 since mid-August, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least four others have died this year, although the CDC said it is unclear Ho w ne rv ou s are w e ab ou t diseases? Among Friends Jim Clark what role the virus played in their deaths. A 10-year-old Rhode Island girl diagnosed with EV-D68 who died earlier this month was also suffering from a staph infection, according to state health officials. In Colorado, 11 children have been treated for limb weakness or paralysislike symptoms after coming down with a respiratory virus that tests have not conclusively linked to the nationwide EVD68 outbreak, a spokeswoman for Childrens Hospital Colorado said on Friday. The phrase not conclusively linked is a catchword for we dont know what caused it, but it could be the killer virus that has spread across the U.S. I have several relatives who are going to be doing some flying in the next few weeks, and that always makes me nervous. But hearing about these diseases gives me cause for greater concern, because of the possibility that they could spread and kill people we know and love. This is worth monitoring for everyone in the U.S. Its always good to remind people about good sanitation, washing hands, sneezing or coughing into the arm, etc. And its always good to go see Please see CLARK, Page 11 The Fairfield Village Social Club presented a unique dinner theater evening of good food, camaraderie, and entertainment on Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. The performers for the evening were the Golden Troupers who are a traveling part of the Ocala Civic Theater which is highly regarded in the OcalaMarion County area. Bill Guell has been the Music Chairman since 1993 and he answered some questions about the group. He said that the group numbers between 25 and 30. There are some excellent musicians and soloists who perform along with a group of readers who present radio style performances. Each performance generally features 3 or 4 soloists and 5 Golden Troupers entertain Fairfield Villagers to 7 readers. This particular part of the Ocala Civic Theater began in the late 1980s for volunteers who had talent that they were willing to share with the community as singers or as part of a Readers Theater that is much like a radio performance because the participants read from scripts. The group meets at the Ocala Civic Theater on Mondays at 1 p.m. for two hours of rehearsals. The Golden Troupers perform all around the Central Florida area but focus mostly on Marion County groups who are looking for entertainment for their organization. Their performances are free but donations are greatly appreciated. Those who were present for the evening totally enjoyed themselves and showed their appreciation with warm applause and positive comments. Many said that they hope that the group will return for another performance since they were so very entertaining. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people we send greetings to many of our snowbirds who have returned from their treks to the North. We can hope that they brought some cooler weather back with them which Central Floridians can begin to enjoy very soon. Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett These photos show the Golden Troupers, one as they wait to perform, the other in front of the crowd.

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New Month and fall is showing its color and season. Felt a little chill in the air last weekend. Fall came in with some low temperatures and feels good. Heres hoping everyone in Quail Meadow got a copy of their QM Reporter. The paper was printed on time and I could say a little early. See the photo attached as I got a shot of the first 2 men to pick up their papers to deliver. We work on a voluntary list of homeowners to deliver the paper to every home in Quail Meadow. Our team of volunteers totals 22 with over 400 papers delivered to each and every home. Our thanks go out to everyone for your help. As you read the Messenger I may mention some highlights of the QM Reporter which is only a monthly news letter. Our community has a lot to get out to all the residents. Aside from a calendar of events to include bingo, ceramics, poker, bunko, water color and Mah Jongg, we also list all information that you should be aware of including the merging of the two boards running Quail Meadow. Special meetings are scheduled for Oct. 11 and 16 as informational just dealing with the merge. Please attend these meetings as voting will be set up in December at the annual meeting. There is also a call for our new members to the board for the New Year. The QMPOA Board meeting is set for Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Last Saturday the Quail Meadow Red Hats held their Four Seasons Fall & Holiday Exchange. There were about 10 ladies in attendance as residents visited the Clubhouse to purchase clothes and other items on the tables for sale. Our Clubhouse is a collection point to donate food Items, canned goods, fruit, soup, and cereal along with a list of items you can drop in the collection box for Interfaith Emergency Services. Mark your calendars that our semi-annual community yard sale is scheduled for Saturday. Nov. 1 starting at 8 a.m. This is open to all area residents in Marion County. Enter at either entrance to Quail Meadow. Finally, fall brings the Halloween Spooktacular Pot Luck Dinner, Oct. 31 with prizes, and dancing. Entertainment by R Music for You. Dont miss it! November brings a catered dinner and auction. Keep watching here for special items up for bid at this auction including a tour of Historic Ocala in a 1923 Model T Ford. The Social Committee should be reminded that Oct. 14 is the corrected date of meeting at 2 p.m. Our Quail Meadow resident Barbara Fife is the Spotlight Artist at Artful Gifts gallery at On Top of the World for their October exhibit. Artful Gifts, one of two galleries operated by Marion Cultural Alliance, is located at Circle Square Commons near Scoops and the Circle Square Cultural Center. A large parking area is located behind the Commons, close to the gallery. This exhibit is from Oct. 1 through Oct. 25. 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Members are from left; Brooke Hamlin, Arleen Cooper, Pat Talley, and Dixie Marchant. Also at the Clubhouse was Maryanne Ellner with Gerri Kisarewich shopping. Red Hatters also include; Charlotte Payne, Carol Sjogren, Fran Fricks, Gerri Kisarewich. Quail Meadow Reporter is Hand Delivered by Residents to 444 Homes Monthly Pictured from left is Richard Gunther passing out assigned routes of the QM Reporter to Frank Christopher and Bob Berrill. Stone Creek residents love their pets. Pet owners know that their pets give you much happiness. Many at Stone Creek are waiting for the opening of the dog park. That will be another story, and one that the community cant wait to happen. This story came to me when I was working out and was talking to my neighbor Andrea Holt. She told me about her friends who raise Guide Dogs. I decided that if the couple was interested, this would make a great story. Joyce and Jim Saxon agreed to allow me to do a story on their involvement with Guide Dogs. They became involved with Southeastern Guide Dogs when they toured the Southeastern Guide Dogs campus in Palmetto, Florida. Immediately upon arrival, Jim was handed a real guide dog named Saxon. Saxon, a collie, spent the entire tour with them and they were hooked after hearing all the ways that the dogs made a difference in peoples lives. Later when they had to put their Yorkie, Reilly, to sleep, the question was should they get another dog or help by raising a dog that would make a different in someones life. They chose to join the program. Their current pup is Dale. Dale was 15 weeks old when they brought her home. Their previous pup was K.C. She was 9 weeks old. The Saxons keep the pups for approximately a year. As Joyce said, Its a teary day when a pup is returned to the Southeast Guide Dog campus but the reward is receiving the monthly progress reports and finding that your pup is progressing toward their goal of becoming the guide dog they were destined to be. Upon the pup graduating from The University where the dogs complete the guide dog training, the puppy raiser is invited to graduation and to meet the forever person who will be the new owner. Joyce was proud to tell me that K.C. continues to do well in all areas. She is like a proud Mom telling about her great her child is doing in school. The Saxons are quick to point out that enjoyable time is involved but a new social circle has been created with other puppy raisers in Ocala, The Villages, Beverly Hills, Dunnellon and Gainesville. The raisers meet several times a month for training sessions and for puppy play times. They take bus and boat rides, go to concerts, swimming parties, volleyball games, restaurants, church, grocery shopping and any place a blind person would need to go. Joyce says, Jim is a very important part of the team raising Dale and KC. What would I do without him to back me up when Im not home to feed or walk her or just to love or play with her? He also gets to share the joy she brings to our home. The Saxons now also have their own dog, a Yorkie named Mia. She becomes attached to each pup. They play together, greet each other first thing each morning and have a comfort time just relaxing together. The Saxons have a special pet time for Mia so that she doesnt feel left out. Mia participates in their nightly walks and golf cart rides. Both dogs are welcome when we go to visit friends and relatives, but Mia is left behind when Dale is taken to stores, church and other social settings. Southeastern Guide Dogs is internationally accredited and one of the most respected guide dog schools in the United States. Established in 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs mission is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating lifes journey with mobility independence, and dignity. Through their programs Paws for Independence, Paws for Patriots, and Gifted Canines, Southeastern has created more than 2,900 guide dog teams since its inception and continues to place more than 100 dogs annually into guiding and other careers, all at no charge to the guide dog recipient thanks to the generous support of donors and volunteers. Visit www.guidedogs.org for more information. This is just another way in which Stone Creek residents are helping the Ocala Community. When visiting the Saxons to take some pictures, you could see their love for the dogs. I asked who gets to name the dog and she told me a donor makes a donation and can name the dog. The Saxons are just another example of Stone Creek Residents who are helping others in the great Ocala Community. The Stone Creek Community is known for its many outreach programs. The Happy Feet Dance Club is now collecting food for Interfaith. We are fortunate to live in this great community and so giving back is what we do here at Stone Creek! Pets are such a vital part of the Stone Creek Life that a new group has formed Stone Creek couple helps raise guide dogs Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Joyce and Jim Saxon with their two dogs. Please see DOGS Page 11

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New Month and fall is showing its color and season. Felt a little chill in the air last weekend. Fall came in with some low temperatures and feels good. Heres hoping everyone in Quail Meadow got a copy of their QM Reporter. The paper was printed on time and I could say a little early. See the photo attached as I got a shot of the first 2 men to pick up their papers to deliver. We work on a voluntary list of homeowners to deliver the paper to every home in Quail Meadow. Our team of volunteers totals 22 with over 400 papers delivered to each and every home. Our thanks go out to everyone for your help. As you read the Messenger I may mention some highlights of the QM Reporter which is only a monthly news letter. Our community has a lot to get out to all the residents. Aside from a calendar of events to include bingo, ceramics, poker, bunko, water color and Mah Jongg, we also list all information that you should be aware of including the merging of the two boards running Quail Meadow. Special meetings are scheduled for Oct. 11 and 16 as informational just dealing with the merge. Please attend these meetings as voting will be set up in December at the annual meeting. There is also a call for our new members to the board for the New Year. The QMPOA Board meeting is set for Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. Last Saturday the Quail Meadow Red Hats held their Four Seasons Fall & Holiday Exchange. There were about 10 ladies in attendance as residents visited the Clubhouse to purchase clothes and other items on the tables for sale. Our Clubhouse is a collection point to donate food Items, canned goods, fruit, soup, and cereal along with a list of items you can drop in the collection box for Interfaith Emergency Services. Mark your calendars that our semi-annual community yard sale is scheduled for Saturday. Nov. 1 starting at 8 a.m. This is open to all area residents in Marion County. Enter at either entrance to Quail Meadow. Finally, fall brings the Halloween Spooktacular Pot Luck Dinner, Oct. 31 with prizes, and dancing. Entertainment by R Music for You. Dont miss it! November brings a catered dinner and auction. Keep watching here for special items up for bid at this auction including a tour of Historic Ocala in a 1923 Model T Ford. The Social Committee should be reminded that Oct. 14 is the corrected date of meeting at 2 p.m. Our Quail Meadow resident Barbara Fife is the Spotlight Artist at Artful Gifts gallery at On Top of the World for their October exhibit. Artful Gifts, one of two galleries operated by Marion Cultural Alliance, is located at Circle Square Commons near Scoops and the Circle Square Cultural Center. A large parking area is located behind the Commons, close to the gallery. This exhibit is from Oct. 1 through Oct. 25. Congratulations Barbara, we will be there! messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 8, 2014 7 6 W ednesday, October 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000JGAQ GARAGE SALE Nov ember 7-8 9am to 3pm $5 per space Call Marie 817-4406 T HRIFT S TORE 7355 SW 38th St., Oc ala 351-1334 Tuesday 10am t o 5pm Satur day 10 am t o 3pm 000JG7HHAVE MEDIC ARE?AEP begins October 15, 2014Make sure you know your options!Rita Collins Insurance Innovations Over 25 years serving people like you!352-433-1102-office 352-525-0449 cell Residential Services Bath & Kitchen Lighting An easy way to give new life to your home. Code Updates & Corrections Ceiling Fan Installation Outdoor & Landscape Lighting Electrical Safety Inspections Energy Saving Solutions and much more... 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Lic #EC13003381 Lighting Fixtures Fans Ballast New Outlets Panel Upgrades Generators Surge Protectors $ 25 OFF Any Electrical Service or Repair Same Day Service-No Extra Cost 000JELF 000JH5X SOT #36723 ************************************************************************* 352-840-0333 Email: Laura@LauraKaneTravel.com Check out all our trips at: www.LauraKaneTravel.com Call for our newsletter (352) 840-0333 Locally Owned ************************************************************************* Group Cruises 6 nights Caribbean Cruise Jan. 18, 2015 5 nights Cruise to Key West & Cozumel April 11, 2015 7 nights Alaska Cruise June 4, 2015 7 nights Cruise on the Oasis of the Seas Oct. 24, 2015 7 nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise Jan. 10, 2016 ************************************************************************* Multi-day T rips T wo Day Mystery Trip Feb. 12-14, 2015 Las V egas for 3 nights coming in May Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta October 2015 3 nights in Biloxi we go twice a month ************************************************************************* Day T rips Dec. 02 Mystery Day T rip Dec. 04 Isnt it Romantic at the Winter Park Playhouse Dec. 06 Singing Christmas T rees / First Baptist Church Orlando (only 6 seats left) Jan. 10 Caught in the Net, Early Bird Dinner Theatre Jan. 29 Crazy for You at the Show Palace ************************************************************************* IP Resort $179 pp/dbl Beau Rivage $199 pp/dbl Biloxi Ca$ino Tours Includes $55 in freeplay & two breakfast vouchers Ask about the 5 for $50 deal Tour Escort Janet Stefan Deluxe motor coach/3 nts. hotel Games played on the bus Refreshments served on bus Nov. 3-6 Dec. 8-11 Call for Holiday Info 000JFAD Quail Meadow Richard Gunther October weather welcomes snowbirds Read the classifieds Red Hats set up Fall and Holiday Exchange with proceeds to benefit Hospice. Members are from left; Brooke Hamlin, Arleen Cooper, Pat Talley, and Dixie Marchant. Also at the Clubhouse was Maryanne Ellner with Gerri Kisarewich shopping. Red Hatters also include; Charlotte Payne, Carol Sjogren, Fran Fricks, Gerri Kisarewich. Quail Meadow Reporter is Hand Delivered by Residents to 444 Homes Monthly Pictured from left is Richard Gunther passing out assigned routes of the QM Reporter to Frank Christopher and Bob Berrill. Stone Creek residents love their pets. Pet owners know that their pets give you much happiness. Many at Stone Creek are waiting for the opening of the dog park. That will be another story, and one that the community cant wait to happen. This story came to me when I was working out and was talking to my neighbor Andrea Holt. She told me about her friends who raise Guide Dogs. I decided that if the couple was interested, this would make a great story. Joyce and Jim Saxon agreed to allow me to do a story on their involvement with Guide Dogs. They became involved with Southeastern Guide Dogs when they toured the Southeastern Guide Dogs campus in Palmetto, Florida. Immediately upon arrival, Jim was handed a real guide dog named Saxon. Saxon, a collie, spent the entire tour with them and they were hooked after hearing all the ways that the dogs made a difference in peoples lives. Later when they had to put their Yorkie, Reilly, to sleep, the question was should they get another dog or help by raising a dog that would make a different in someones life. They chose to join the program. Their current pup is Dale. Dale was 15 weeks old when they brought her home. Their previous pup was K.C. She was 9 weeks old. The Saxons keep the pups for approximately a year. As Joyce said, Its a teary day when a pup is returned to the Southeast Guide Dog campus but the reward is receiving the monthly progress reports and finding that your pup is progressing toward their goal of becoming the guide dog they were destined to be. Upon the pup graduating from The University where the dogs complete the guide dog training, the puppy raiser is invited to graduation and to meet the forever person who will be the new owner. Joyce was proud to tell me that K.C. continues to do well in all areas. She is like a proud Mom telling about her great her child is doing in school. The Saxons are quick to point out that enjoyable time is involved but a new social circle has been created with other puppy raisers in Ocala, The Villages, Beverly Hills, Dunnellon and Gainesville. The raisers meet several times a month for training sessions and for puppy play times. They take bus and boat rides, go to concerts, swimming parties, volleyball games, restaurants, church, grocery shopping and any place a blind person would need to go. Joyce says, Jim is a very important part of the team raising Dale and KC. What would I do without him to back me up when Im not home to feed or walk her or just to love or play with her? He also gets to share the joy she brings to our home. The Saxons now also have their own dog, a Yorkie named Mia. She becomes attached to each pup. They play together, greet each other first thing each morning and have a comfort time just relaxing together. The Saxons have a special pet time for Mia so that she doesnt feel left out. Mia participates in their nightly walks and golf cart rides. Both dogs are welcome when we go to visit friends and relatives, but Mia is left behind when Dale is taken to stores, church and other social settings. Southeastern Guide Dogs is internationally accredited and one of the most respected guide dog schools in the United States. Established in 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs mission is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating lifes journey with mobility independence, and dignity. Through their programs Paws for Independence, Paws for Patriots, and Gifted Canines, Southeastern has created more than 2,900 guide dog teams since its inception and continues to place more than 100 dogs annually into guiding and other careers, all at no charge to the guide dog recipient thanks to the generous support of donors and volunteers. Visit www.guidedogs.org for more information. This is just another way in which Stone Creek residents are helping the Ocala Community. When visiting the Saxons to take some pictures, you could see their love for the dogs. I asked who gets to name the dog and she told me a donor makes a donation and can name the dog. The Saxons are just another example of Stone Creek Residents who are helping others in the great Ocala Community. The Stone Creek Community is known for its many outreach programs. The Happy Feet Dance Club is now collecting food for Interfaith. We are fortunate to live in this great community and so giving back is what we do here at Stone Creek! Pets are such a vital part of the Stone Creek Life that a new group has formed Stone Creek couple helps raise guide dogs Stone Creek Patricia Gizzi Joyce and Jim Saxon with their two dogs. Please see DOGS Page 11

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messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 8, 2014 5 8 W ednesday, October 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 8810 SW SR 200 Suite 107, Kingsland Plaza Across from Pine Run 352-291-7626 Mon. 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Thanks so much for replacing our two front tires and rims due to premature wear and doing a front en d alignment. Everything about your business says We want your business and strive everyday to please our customers and to keep ou r business growing. Again a big thank you and I WILL BE TELLING all my friends about you. Sincerely, Jim and Debbie Campana starting at $ 5 ,4 95 $ 5 ,4 95 $ 5,495 EZ-GO RXV West Marion Messenger 8810 W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com Opinion Rules change for handicapped cards As a double amputee, John Young of Citrus County was shocked to discover he needed a doctors note to prove he qualified for a disabled parking decal. Unfortunately, the Florida statute requires a certificate from a physician to receive a disabled parking decal. Obviously, the rules were put in place to keep decals from going to people who would fraudulently claim disability. In Mr. Youngs case, his disability was visually apparent, but he still needed to provide the necessary physicians documentation. First, the employee and the Citrus County Tax Collectors Office are not to blame. They must follow state statutes or bear the consequences for not following the rules. Mr. Young is also not at fault. The rules were put in place in October 2012 and the parking decals can be issued for up to four years, so it is likely others may not be aware of the new regulations. If we are looking for someone to cast blame on, we should start with our state legislators, who make up the rules. State statutes are written and revised every year, usually as a response to a problem that has arisen in the past, or as a response to a request by a powerful lobbyist. At some point, someone circumvented the rules to acquire a disabled parking decal when they in fact were not disabled. When this happened, the state decided to tighten its procedures, which has the negative effect of creating another layer of bureaucracy. Unfortunately, the unintended consequences of the new rules mean Mr. Youngs life was made more difficult as he now has to arrange transportation and spend money on a doctors visit to prove what is readily apparent to any one with sight. Also, the tax collectors office and its employees were subjected to an unnecessary and embarrassing situation. The tax collectors office realizes the law is redundant, but must follow the rules. To their credit, they have requested an exemption. Mr. Young plans to voice his concerns to legislators; lets hope they are listening. And to those in Marion County who have expiring placards, be aware. You are now going to need a note from your doctor, so make plans ahead of time.Citrus County Chronicle Our Message PUBLISHER: GERRY MULLIGANMANAGER: JOHN MURPHYEDITOR: JIM CLARK MessengerWEST MARION Editorial Guest column Greatness of U.S. hro being lostBY JIM FLYNN Mona Charen, a syndicated columnist and senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., recently wrote a disturbing column titled Eisenhower Memorial scandal a capital travesty. Charens Sept. 19 column summarizes a long running debacle, which she calls a textbook case of corruption: More than forty million dollars have been spent with limited accountability, but with serious disappointment among the Eisenhower grandchildren. The memorial is left-over pieces of unsuccessful efforts to design a something. Charens article provides a brief image of the five-star general who served as supreme leader of the forces which won Europe in World War II, and who moved on to become our President in 1952. For many years he was the most admired man in America Personal memories increase my disgust with this case of Washington idiopathy. In 1948 Five-Star General Dwight David Eisenhower was one of several outstanding World War II senior officers who were invited to speak at a convention of veterans in Boston.. By chance I was one of a few Eagle Scouts who were selected to carry communications to the generals and admirals in their suites. I received the first packet to be delivered to General Eisenhower. My enthusiasm soared. When I knocked on the Generals door, a couple of junior officers requested that I give the packet to them for presentation to the General. From across the room a strong but friendly voice told the officers Let the young man in to deliver his message. Instead of reaching for the packet, the General offered his right hand and waited for me to shift the packet so that I could put my right hand in his. I dont recall the exact words which passed between us, only that he spoke to me as if I were one of his assistants. What I do recall (because my mother repeated it many times) is that the General talked to me alone for a few moments after we shook hands and that I refused to wash my right hand for a week. Another personal moment was General Eisenhowers promise during the 1952 presidential campaign: I shall go to Korea. He won in a landslide. As President-elect, but still a five-star general of the armies, Eisenhower flew to Korea and made a three-day tour of U.S. forces, including a visit with his son, Major John Eisenhower, who was serving with the 15th Infantry regiment. In March of 1953, President Eisenhower challenged the new Soviet head of state to influence North Korea into an exchange of sick and wounded prisoners, which might also lead to an armistice. A few months later (July 27, 1953) the Forgotten War in Korea ended with a cease fire and cessation of hostilities until a peace settlement could be achieved. I returned home in April 1954. The Korean War has never ended officially. Out of respectful memories of a great President, an officer, and a gentlemen, on a trip home from our daughters marriage in Wyoming we detoured to the Eisenhower library and museum in Abilene, Kansas. We discovered a very tall and appropriate memorial statue of the General in uniform. I uttered a thank you, and I gave him a proper good-bye salute. Reader Opinions Invited The opinions expressed in West Marion Messenger editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in letters to the editor and guest columns. Persons wishing to contact the editor should call 352-854-3986. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and community name, including letters sent via e-mail. Names and communities will be printed; phone numbers will not be published or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Not all contributons are printed. Letters longer than 350 words may be regarded as columns and printed on a space-available basis, and writers will be limited to one contribution per month. The deadline is one week prior to each Wednesdays issue. Send letters to: The West Marion Messenger Editor, 8810 S.W. State Road 200, suite 103, Ocala, FL 34481; or e-mail editor@westmarionmessenger.com. While were all concerned about ISIS crashing planes into buildings or spreading poison on U.S. subways, Im a little fearful about a couple of other things that have been in the news lately. First, theres the Ebola virus. Since its outbreak in West Africa, the fatalities continue to mount. One man in Dallas may have exposed others after he went to a local hospital, was misdiagnosed and sent home with antibiotics. When he got worse he was back in the hospital, this time properly diagnosed and isolated. He had flown from West Africa to Europe, then connected to Dulles Airport in Washington and then to Dallas-Fort Worth. There were a couple of others flown under quarantine to the U.S. for treatment, and, as of Sunday, another victim was headed for America. You hate to quarantine everyone coming to the U.S. who has been in that part of the world, but when it comes to saving lives, that might be necessary. Second, theres Enterovirus D-68 (EVD68). A 4-year-old boy in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, not far from Atlantic City, went to sleep the night of Sept. 24 and never woke up. It was determined that he was probably killed by EV-D68. You say youve never heard of it? Unfortunately, youre not alone. Heres part of a story from Reuters: More than 500 people, mostly children, in 43 states and the District of Columbia have been infected with EV-D68 since mid-August, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least four others have died this year, although the CDC said it is unclear Ho w ne rv ou s are w e ab ou t diseases? Among Friends Jim Clark what role the virus played in their deaths. A 10-year-old Rhode Island girl diagnosed with EV-D68 who died earlier this month was also suffering from a staph infection, according to state health officials. In Colorado, 11 children have been treated for limb weakness or paralysislike symptoms after coming down with a respiratory virus that tests have not conclusively linked to the nationwide EVD68 outbreak, a spokeswoman for Childrens Hospital Colorado said on Friday. The phrase not conclusively linked is a catchword for we dont know what caused it, but it could be the killer virus that has spread across the U.S. I have several relatives who are going to be doing some flying in the next few weeks, and that always makes me nervous. But hearing about these diseases gives me cause for greater concern, because of the possibility that they could spread and kill people we know and love. This is worth monitoring for everyone in the U.S. Its always good to remind people about good sanitation, washing hands, sneezing or coughing into the arm, etc. And its always good to go see Please see CLARK, Page 11 The Fairfield Village Social Club presented a unique dinner theater evening of good food, camaraderie, and entertainment on Saturday, Sept. 27 in the Fairfield Village Clubhouse. The performers for the evening were the Golden Troupers who are a traveling part of the Ocala Civic Theater which is highly regarded in the OcalaMarion County area. Bill Guell has been the Music Chairman since 1993 and he answered some questions about the group. He said that the group numbers between 25 and 30. There are some excellent musicians and soloists who perform along with a group of readers who present radio style performances. Each performance generally features 3 or 4 soloists and 5 Golden Troupers entertain Fairfield Villagers to 7 readers. This particular part of the Ocala Civic Theater began in the late 1980s for volunteers who had talent that they were willing to share with the community as singers or as part of a Readers Theater that is much like a radio performance because the participants read from scripts. The group meets at the Ocala Civic Theater on Mondays at 1 p.m. for two hours of rehearsals. The Golden Troupers perform all around the Central Florida area but focus mostly on Marion County groups who are looking for entertainment for their organization. Their performances are free but donations are greatly appreciated. Those who were present for the evening totally enjoyed themselves and showed their appreciation with warm applause and positive comments. Many said that they hope that the group will return for another performance since they were so very entertaining. From Fairfield Village, the lively place filled with lovely people we send greetings to many of our snowbirds who have returned from their treks to the North. We can hope that they brought some cooler weather back with them which Central Floridians can begin to enjoy very soon. Fairfield Village Priscilla Barnett These photos show the Golden Troupers, one as they wait to perform, the other in front of the crowd.

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Sunday, Oct. 19 Jazz Society to performThe Ocala Jazz Society will be performing on Sunday, Oct. 19 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, info: 352-0234.Picnic at St. JudeThe annual picnic of St. Jude Knights of Columbus Council 15644 is Sunday, Oct. 19, between 2 and 6 p.m. For a donation of only $5 you can feast on hamburgers, hot dogs and sides. All are invited to join in a fun filled afternoon at the St. Jude Parish Hall, 443 Marion Oaks Drive.Brunson to speakChrists Church of Marion County will host Drexel Brunson, PH.D., President of Empower Resources International, and former pastor of First Assembly of God church in Ocala, as quest speaker. Drexel is well known in our community, having served on the Sheriffs Advisory Board for Marion County. He has travelled internationally bulding churches, schools and administrating humanitarian aid in countries around the world. Everyone is welcome to hear his inspirational message. 10:30 a.m. Christs Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/Tuesday, Oct 21 Doctor to speak at luncheonFood for Thought Luncheon, Tuesday Oct. 21 at 11:30 a.m., Dr. Amruth Bapatla, Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist, will speak on Sleep Disorders. Please RSVP to 237-8309. Reservations are needed because of limited seating. The luncheon is at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, SW College Road.Saturday, Oct. 25 Dining in darkness with the blindThe Florida Center for the Blind invites the general public to take a unique journey of tastes, sounds, touch, appreciation and awareness at its annual fundraising event Dining in the Dark with Dignity. Guests will dine in total darkness to experience the same challenge faced every day by blind and visually impaired persons. SWAT teams of the Marion County Sheriffs Office and Ocala Police Department will serve the meals using night vision goggles. Presenting Sponsor: Jenkins Auto Group; Community Sponsor; Ocala Star Banner; Silver Sponsor: Cox Communications. It will be at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, 3600 SW 38th Ave, Ocala, starting at 5:30 p.m. with orientation, dinner and dancing. Tickets are $55/person; $100/couple). For information: 352-873-4700 or purchase online at (www.flblind.org). Advance tickets only, seating is limited.Scandinavian Club to meetThe Scandinavian Club of Marion County invites people of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish descent to join us at our next meeting on Oct. 25, 11:30 a.m. at the Ocala Hilton, 3600 SW 36th Ave. in Ocala. The menu will be Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes, salad, coffee and dessert. Entertainment to be announced. The cost is $18 per person. Reservations and payment must be made in advance. Payment must be received by Wednesday the 22nd of October. Checks to be made out to Jim Neate and mailed to Jim Neate at 643-A Midway Drive, Ocala, FL 34472. For further details call Jim Neate 352 687-1580, Don Clauson 352 861-1235 or Terry Rasmussen 352 347-8362.Sunday, Oct. 26 Remillard jazz concertThe sixth annual Jazz Concert, featuring the smooth jazz sounds of Charlie Remillard, a resident of Ocala Palms, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 260 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. A free will offering to benefit Interfaith Emergency Services Food 4 Kids will be gratefully accepted. Southern Express in concertThe Southern Express Orchestra (Ocala) will be in concert at the Ocala West United Methodist Church on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. Featured will be some of the great music from the Big Band days as well as Show Tunes. This concert promises to be a wonderful afternoon of music. The orchestra has performed at Ocala West numerous times in the past, and we are pleased to announce this concert. Please join us for this very special event. The church is at 9330 SW 105th St. in Ocala. Phone 854-9550.Friday, Oct. 31 Sheriffs Office Halloween partyThe Marion County Sheriffs Office Southwest District Office, 9048 SW State Road 200, will hold its annual Halloween party at the office from 5 to 8:30 p.m. There will be games, candy, prizes, food and more. Sheriffs personnel encourage parents to bring their children for a safe Halloween on Oct. 31.Halloween at St. JudeSt. Jude is having its second Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct. 31, from 4 until 7 p.m. in our parking lot at 443 Marion Oaks Drive. The kids can safely walk from car trunk to car trunk. Please join us for a fun evening. All children are welcome.Rainbow Springs Trail of TerrorThe Florida Department of Environmental Protections Rainbow Springs State Park presents the fourth annual Trail of Terror on Friday, Oct. 31. The Trail of Terror Tram Ride will begin in the park by the Felburn Pavilion the first tram will depart at 7 p.m. and the last tram departs at 9:30 p.m. There will be scary sights and loud noises so parents should take that into consideration when taking young children on the tram. With more than 500 attending last year, this Halloween fright-fest promises even more thrills and fun for area residents. There will be candy booths, face painting and games for the little ghouls provided by Friends of Dunnellon. Everyone is invited to a masquerade ball under the Hickory Pavilion hosted by Ranger Ashley. Witches will be stirring up delicious kettle corn for our ghostly visitors. Visitors should wear comfortable, close-toed shoes due to uneven terrain and low lighting. Flashlights will not be permitted on the tram, but costumes and glow sticks are encouraged. Regular park admission fees apply, $2 cash per person and children under 5 are free. Funds raised from the event go to Rainbow Springs State Park Volunteer Program. Snacks and sodas will be available for purchase at the concession. Additional volunteers are needed for cast or crew. Please contact Monay Markey at monay.markey@dep.state.fl.us if you are interested. For additional information, contact the park at 352465-8555 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org. The Park is at 19158 SW 81st Place Road, Dunnellon.Saturday, Nov. 1 Steel Horse Stampede setThe 11th annual Steel Horse Stampede motorcycle ride is gearing up for its journey through Marion County on Nov. 1. The event serves as a fundraiser to benefit patient care at Hospice of Marion County, Inc. Participants may pre-register by calling 854-5218 or at www.hospiceofmarion.com. The day of the event, registration begins at 8 a.m. at Hospice of Marion County in The Elliott Center (3231 SW 34th Ave. in Ocala). To honor those who have served our country, the first 100 veterans to register will receive a special Hospice Veterans Pin. families, said Dr. Henri Benlolo, dean of Student Services at CF. Earlier this year, the college opened the Patriot Center for Veterans at its Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road. The center was established to serve students and their families and offers a venue for studying and fellowship, mental health counseling, a small library, food pantry and more. In 2013, 536 CF students received Veterans Administration benefits. The center also serves veterans who are no longer receiving education benefits. The College of Central Florida is ranked No. 13 in the nation for overall affordability by the U.S. Department of Education. Victoria Media is a veteran-owned media company that enjoins the military community of troops, veterans and their family members with content targeted to unique needs at critical military life stages. To learn more about the rankings, visit www.militaryfriendlyschools.com. To learn more about CF, visit CF.edu. messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 8, 2014 9 4 W ednesday, October 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Christ the King The Rev. Donald J. Curran, Rector Services: Rite I 8:00 am Rite II 10:15 am 3801 US N. 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Whatever anybody else thinks, I am growing weary of celebrities. We have a terrible, incurable disease in our country called celebrititis. In my research, I have not found any cure for this. And believe me, I have searched. Celebrities come in all sizes and shapes; sports, music, movies, TV, news reporters and even religious leaders have gotten into this game. In our culture today, nothing really happens unless some celebrity does it or says it. Frankly, I am tired of all of that nonsense. I do not know one celebrity I would take anything from that resembled the truth. A celebrity cannot think on his or her own, but must always rely upon a script. We all know what happens when they go off script. There is this phenomenon out in Hollywood called the red carpet. I am not sure exactly what the red carpet is except that it is a carpet in the color red, thus The Red Carpet. And yet, if one of these celebrities walks on this so-called red carpet, everybody wants to take a picture of them. I cannot think of a celebrity anywhere, living or dead, that I would like a photo. Have you ever seen one of these celebrities without their makeup? You would not recognize him or her. If I want a photograph these days, I want it to be of my family. In my book, my family is all the celebrity I need. If I want to sit down and go through some pictures, I want it to be of my family, people that I know and love. I do not want it to be some made-up picture that has been Photoshopped by some expert. Anybody who has a photograph taken of them and then has somebody touch it up and make it look better is a hypocrite. That is not the way they really look. Is there a celebrity anywhere that wants anybody to see them as they really look? Celebrities are just people and we need to start treating them like the people they are. A person is not important because they make a certain amount of money. A person is not important because everyPeople, after all, even celebrities, are just people body recognizes them. Newscasters today have become celebrities in their own right or left depending on their political position. Somehow, they have tricked us into thinking because they are celebrities and they look like $1 million, that what they have to say is something I want to hear. When I was young, I watched the Three Stooges. They could make stupid things funny. Now when they were making these stupid movies they were doing so on purpose. I laughed at them because what they did had an agenda to make me laugh. Nobody ever took what they did seriously. Now we have the Three-Stoogessyndrome in our newsrooms today. I often wonder if they know how ridiculous they look and sound when they are touting their opinion about something going on in the world? Actually, when you think of it, they would make the Three Stooges envious. I think if our country is ever going to be saved, we are going to have to somehow get rid of all of the celebrities. I know it is going to be hard, I know we will have severe withdrawals, but it will serve us well in the end. I am tired of celebrities and I want to see something real for a change. Of course, we have on television now what is called reality shows. In reality, these reality shows have not an ounce of reality to them. The thing that is so significant to me is, many people think it is reality. The only reality about these reality shows is the money these people are making pretending to be real. The money is real, but the moneymakers are about as false as my grandmothers teeth. I have come to the place where I do not believe anything I see on television. If it is on television, it has been tweaked so that somebody can make money. After all, the only purpose of television is to make some people rich, filthy rich. And the richer they are the filthier they are. My premise is still the same; people are just people. When will everybody come to that conclusion? I think the sooner we come to that the more we will realize that nobody is better than anybody else. I do not have to take a second seat to some person starring in the movies. How can you say somebody is important when they have to memorize a script somebody else wrote and then they have to shoot it 17 times to get it right? That is a celebrity? Where are the good honest hardworking people that made this country what it used to be? The Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage reminded me of something Jesus said. And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matthew 25:40). It is comforting to know that people, after all, are just people and I count myself to be one of those just people.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 email jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com. Out to Pastor Rev. James Snyder Upcoming events at HawthorneJoin us at Hawthorne Estates Retirement Apartments, located at 3211 SW 42nd St., Ocala, for a Health Talk on Monday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. Dr. Nirav Gupta, D.O. Twin Palms Orthopedics, will be presenting on Shoulder Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Arthritis of the Shoulder). What is Osteoarthritis of the shoulder? What are the symptoms? How is it diagnosed? How is it treated? Seating is limited. Complimentary buffet dinner and tour will be provided. Please RSVP 352-237-7776 Ex. 255. Thursday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m., Licensed Mental Health Counselor Loire Bennett will be speaking on Coping With Holiday Stress and Surviving the Holidays Without Your Spouse/Partner. Refreshments will be available. Please RSVP 352-237-7776 Ex. 255. Hawthorne Village Retirement Community 4100 SW 33rd Avenue, Ocala presents our annual Fall Festival on Friday, Oct. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. Please come and join us for this fun event.

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Friday, Oct. 10 Oktoberfest at Circle SquareCircle Square Commons will hold Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. on The Town Square. Enjoy an evening celebrating the German heritage and be entertained with live music by Alpine Express and the amazing sword swallower, Dan Meyer. Celebrate by eating delicious foods such as grilled brats, Shepherds pie, sweet treats, pretzels and more from Yalaha Bakery. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Bring the family for an amazing and fun evening and listen or take part in the yodeling contest, get your face painted, participate in raffles and much more amusing activities. A portion of the raffle proceeds will benefit the MCSO K-9 Unit. Circle Square Commons Town Square is at 8405 SW 80th St. in Ocala. For information on other entertainment and events on The Town Square, visit www.CircleSquareCommons.com or call 352-854-3670.Saturday, Oct. 11 Arts, crafts, breakfast at Ocala WestOcala West United Methodist Church will hold its annual arts and crafts fair on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Stanfield Hall (free admission), 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala. The church phone is 352-854-9550. This sale will also coincide with our Mens Breakfast (from 7:30 9:30 a.m. only) which is open to all. That breakfast is an all you can eat. Adults $5 each/Children under 10 $3 each. All items are made by The Stitch Sisters Group at our church and will include lap quilts (also very good as wall hangings), table top and Christmas decorations, plus a large selection of other hand knitted, crocheted and sewn items. Some of our most popular sellers are our placemats, baby bibs, our famous fancy dish towels and fancy aprons, Bible covers, hair clip caddies, pin cushions, embossed greeting cards and just too much more to mention. The profits from this sale are used to continue their mission of making and providing free walker caddies and lap blankets to nursing homes and individuals and also for the ministers fund that offers temporarily help for those in need. Directions: Off SR 200 West just past Pine Run make a right onto SW 105th just before the Shell station. The church is about a mile down on left. Youll see our signs. If going SR 200 going East, go past Palm Cay on your right make a U-turn immediately after then do as directed above.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.Yard sale at Spruce Creek PreserveMore than 50 families have signed up for the Spruce Creek Preserve Community Yard Sale to be held Saturday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Spruce Creek Preserve is on State Road 200, 2 1/2 miles west of the intersection with County Road 484. Look for the American flag at the entrance. Button Club to meetManatee Button Club will meet Saturday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m., at the Marion Oaks Community Center, 294 Marion Oaks Lane, Ocala. We will discuss the hobby of button collecting and competition trays for the upcoming Florida State Convention. Our guest speaker is Connie Robinson, a local porcelain artist, who will give a presentation on antique glass buttons made by Leo Popper & Sons. Public welcome come join us!Sunday, Oct. 12 Piano students to performOur next Sunday Afternoon Arts at Countryside Presbyterian Church, SW State Road 200, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 3 p.m. Leslie Hammess students from The Piano Conservatory will play the best love classics and those that should be. The popular Eddy Duchin story theme and Im Always Chasing Rainbows actually came from two Chopin numbers that will be featured in the concert in their original forms. In addition to Chopin, there will be Scarletti, Barber, Gershwin, some Russians, original compositions, an all sister trio and original student arrangements. Ms. Leslie promises some surprises which she will not disclose. All her students are prize winners. One of whom won his first competition when he was only 4. Another made his orchestral debut at 9. And still another is a surprise local celebrity of immense talent. Make sure you save the date as this is one of our more popular concerts as we all love to see these talented children perform. Our concerts are free although we do ask for a love offering.Thursday, Oct. 16 Air Force group to meetThe October meeting of the Red Tail Memorial Chapter 136 of the Air Force Association will be held on Thursday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ocala International Airport Administration Building, 750 SW 60th Ave., Ocala. This will be our yearly awards meeting. Several chapter awards will be presented. If you care about educating people about the importance of a strong Air Force please join us and help. For more information, call Mike Emig at 352-8548328.Friday, Oct. 17 Fish dinners at St. JudeOur monthly fish dinner is Friday, Oct. 17, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu includes fried or baked fish, cole slaw, French fries, macaroni and cheese, and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased at the door of our Parish Hall at 443 Marion Oaks Drive.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.Arts and craft showThe Queen of Peace Council of Catholic Women will host their annual Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parish hall. Local vendors will showcase one-of-a-kind art and handmade items. Lunch will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit numerous local entities. Queen of Peace is at 6455 SW State Road 200, Ocala. Indoor yard sale at JoyJoy Lutheran Church, located at SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala, will have its annual Indoor Yard Sale and Bake Sale on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Swenson Hall. The public is invited to donate such items as furniture, tools, gardening equipment and sports related items. Kitchen and housewares, linens, books, and craft supplies are also welcome for donation. Please no clothes, shoes or electronics. Yard sale items may be brought to Swenson Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon, or anytime during the day on Thursday or Friday, Oct. 16-17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Baked goods should be brought on Friday. Please have all baked goods wrapped for sale and labeled, particularly if they contain nuts. As usual there will be the vintage table for the special treasures as well as a craft and quilt section. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Mark your calendar for this well-known favorite community event and join us for a fun-filled day. For more information call Edie Heinzen (854-7817) in regards to the bake sale and Patty Corey (854-0660) or Kathy Hoefer (237-6439) regarding the yard sale.Sunday, Oct. 19 Chamber Music Society concertThe Marion Chamber Music Society (MCMS) proudly presents The Magic of Strings featuring internationally acclaimed DUO-B, husband and wife cello and violin team, Dr. Philip and Hirono Borter, on Sunday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. at Queen of Peace Catholic Church (6455 SW State Road 200 in Ocala). Admission is free. All Marion Chamber Music concerts are Always exceptional; always free to the public; donations greatly appreciated. For more information, call 8671340 or visit our website at www.marionchambermusic.com. 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TA URUS (April 20 to May 20) That once seemingly rock-solid proposition you favored might be hiding some serious flaws. Take time to check it more carefully and question anything that seems out of kilter. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Finish up those lingering tasks so that you can then arrange to spend some time in quiet reflection. This will go a long way in restoring physical and spiritual energies. CA NC ER (June 21 to July 22) A family situation could heat up and boil over unless you deal with it as soon as possible. Try to persuade other family members to work with you to cool things down. LEO (July 23 to Aug. 22) Cheer up, Kitty Cat! That low feeling will begin to ebb by midweek, and you should be back in the social swirl in time for the weekend. A long-postponed deal could be starting up again. VI RGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Going too fast and too far on too little knowledge could be risky. Best to slow down and check for any gaps in your information. 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A QU ARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Once again, the Aquarians gift for applying both practical and creative methods to resolve a situation makes all the difference. Personal relationships thrive during the weekend. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) A relationship appears to be losing its once-strong appeal for reasons that might be different from what you think. An open and honest talk could lead to some surprising revelations. The West Marion Messenger is a free community newspaper covering news of communities west of Ocala including Fore Ranch, Stone Creek, Fairfield Village, Ocala Palms, Timberwood, Falls of Ocala, Quail Meadow, Foxwood Farms and Golden Hills. Postmaster: Entered as Third Class Matter at the post office in Ocala, Fla., 34477. 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for pets and their owners. Linda Fiorella is heading up the group. According to Linda, this new group is for anyone who has a love of all things animal, from pets to wildlife that surround the community. Linda said, We received a pawsitively overwhelming response for our first informal meeting. It looks like this new group will be another story when they become a club. I recently finished reading, Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian for Septembers book group. At the end of the book there was the following quote: It is indeed a small world: six degrees of separation will always trump million-to-one odds. This made me think of my new neighbors, Tom and Debbie Dannanman. They moved in across the street. My next door neighbors, Rose and Jim LeRouch invited them to meet some of the neighbors. While I was there, I asked where they were from. Tom was born in Manhattan and raised on Staten Island where I was born and lived. We talked about high schools and he told me he went to an all boys school on the island. When I told him I went to Curtis High School, he asked if I knew Mr. Mudgett. I said yes, as he was a former English teacher of mine. Tom then told me that his Dad taught social studies at Curtis H.S. the 50s. I was not a high school student in the 50s but my sister, Terry Quinn, who lives in Pinebrook, checked her yearbooks and Mr. Dannaman is there. It is a small world and with technology, it is getting smaller all the time. My Dad always had a saying, that you needed to always be on your best behavior because you never knew who you would meet that would know someone you knew. Good advice! Upcoming event at Stone Creek: The Happy Feet Dance Club collected food for Interfaith. They had a overwhelming response to their collection. They collected 1,000 pounds of grocery items and the clubs would like to thank all the Stone Creek residents for opening their hearts to the less fortunate and they are hoping for another successful food drive with a goal of 1,500 pounds of groceries. Here is to another successful food drive and the attainment of that goal.messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger Wednesday, October 8, 2014 11 2 W ednesday, October 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000JGVT OCALA EAST 352-861-2275 3405 SW COLL EGE RD, STE 207 Col ours Plaza, next to Red Lobster OCALA WEST 352-671-2999 11250 SW 93RD CT. RD. Next to Chilis CRYSTAL RIVER 352-794-6155 1122 N. SUNCOAST BLVD (US 19) A block and a half south of Ft. Island Trail INVERNESS 352-419-7911 3161-C E. GULF TO LAKE HWY 1/2 mile east of Walmart Digital ReSound Hearing Aids STARTING AT ea. 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CLARKCONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 a doctor at the first sign of any unusual symptoms either in you, your children or your grandchildren. Yes, terrorism is a real threat. But so are these diseases, and we should be careful to monitor the progress of the fight against them. If we dont, were just inviting danger into our lives. And no one wants the tragic results of these diseases in our community.Jim Clark is the editor of the West Marion Messenger and South Marion Citizen. DOGSCONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 Joyce with the dogs.

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The Republican Business Council luncheon on Monday, Oct. 13, will feature Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a candidate for re-election. The event will be at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion auditorium, with networking 11:30 to noon and the luncheon from noon to 1. Tickets are $20. For information call 352-566-8403. INDEX Rev. Snyder..........4 Fairfield Village..5 Quail Meadow......6 Stone Creek........7 VOLUME 8, NUMBER 34 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014 Puzzles Page 10 BagpipesPage 1212 Wednesday, October 8, 2014 messengermessenger MESSENGER messengermessengermessengermessengermessengermessenger 000JGGU 000JCFE 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala (352) 629-0900 (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (4 miles west of I-75, just before Lowes) (352) 629-0900 Other locations throughout the southeast 7201 SW Hwy. 200 Ocala GREAT FINANCING ON EZ-GO CARTS! WHAT BATTERY A RE Y OU L OOKING F OR ??? CUSTOM BATTERY PACKS LAPTOP COMPUTER BATTERIES CAMCORDER BATTERIES WHEELCHAIR BATTERIES SECURITY SYSTEM BATTERIES AUTOMOTIVE BATTERIES FARM TRACTOR BATTERIES JET SKI BATTERIES GAME FEED BATTERIES MARINE BATTERIES CELL PHONE BATTERIES POWER WHEELS BATTERIES WATCH BATTERIES KEY REMOTE BATTERIES TRUCK BATTERIES CORDLESS PHONE BATTERIES EMERGENCY LIGHT BATTERIES ATV BATTERIES MOTORCYCLE BATTERIES LAWNMOWER BATTERIES Automotive Batteries 50 Bronze $ 79 95 exchange (Prices may vary according to your vehicle) FREE 10-Minute Installation (Most Models) 60 Silver $ 89 95 exchange 72 Gold $ 99 95 exchange 84 Platinum $ 109 95 exchange GOLF CARS STAR TING AT $2,895 & UP Bondi to visit local GOP group Quarterly memorial for deceased veterans The quarterly memorial for deceased veterans, a ceremony in which the names of all vets who died during the previous three months are read, took place Saturday, Oct. 4 at Veterans Memorial Park. Shown above are the Stone Creek Veterans, who provided the men to do the reading this quarter. From the left are Ron Sutter, Rick Kovalettick, Larry Melander, Calvin Sandt, Larry Furmon, Bob Driesch and Bill Brock mann. At right, Mike Emig of the Air Force Association gave the welcome.PHOTOS BY JIM CLARK Congress hopefuls invited to forumThe Friday Forum of Marion County has invited candidates for U.S. Congressional District 3 to participate in a debate when the luncheon group next meets at 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 10 at Buffet City, State Road 200 at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The challenger, Democrat Marihelen Wheeler, has accepted but no confirmation has yet been received from incumbent Republican Congressman Ted Yohos office. Also on the program will be Guy Marwick of the Felburn Foundation speaking in support of Amendment 1 and Cynthia Tolbert, Esq., local attorney who will discuss Amendment 3. Email FridayForumofMarionCounty@gmail.com or telephone Delphine Herbert at 352-873-9970 for more information. Please note that there is a $10 charge payable directly to the restaurant for the buffet, drink, tax and tip. PHOTO BY JIM CLARKGod Belongs in My CityOcala Mayor Kent Guinn addresses some of the hundreds of walkers to showed up Saturday morning for the annual stroll down Silver Springs Boulevard for the God Belongs in My City Campaign. The walkers went from Veterans Memorial Park, shown here,to Citizens Circle at City Hall, then were transported back to the park for further ceremonies. The College of Central Florida has been recognized as a military-friendly school by Victory Media for 2015. The designation ranks CF as among the top 20 percent of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students. The list of military-friendly schools was compiled through extensive research and survey of more than 10,000 Veterans Administration-approved schools nationwide. Criteria included military support on campus, academic credibility, percent of military students, academic credit for military students, flexibility for military students, veteran graduation rates, student tuition assistance and more. The College of Central Florida is dedicated to providing a caring and exceptional learning environment to active servicemen and women, and veterans to assure college success, and through the CF Patriot Center for Veterans provide support services, resources and assistance to their College honored as school thats military friendly Please see COLLEGE Page 4 Bagpipes entertain crowd on Ocalas Downtown Square Bagpipers from Fire/Rescue units all over Florida descended upon the Downtown Square on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. They played for the crowd for about an hour as they prepared for the Fallen Firefighters Memorial on Friday at the Fire College, playing traditional bagpipe music for the most part, but getting the crowd singing with their closing version of The Lion Sleeps Tonight. Photos by Jim Clark