204 E. McCollum Ave. Bushnell, Florida 33513 Call us at (352) 793-2161 Sumter County Times Thursday, September 8, 2011Volume 125 Number 35Established in 1881 50 Cents E-mail us: email@example.com For more news, videos, photos Visit us: sumtercountytimes.comT IMES QUICK CLICK SUMTER COUNTY PICK A PET County axes mental health funding Raiders take it! Its the annual county clash and the Raiders came out to conquer ... and they did. Last Friday night as football season opened, theSouth Sumter Raiders took a crushing win over the Wildwood Wildcats in a 350 game. For South Sumter, the Wildwood home game ap-The majority of Coleman City Council members are supporting a proposed ordinance that would extend the length of time city officials remain in office by two additional years. Currently, the board is in the process of approving an ordinance that will change the election terms for members of the city council and the mayor. Historically, the mayor and council members serve a two-year term in office before voters go to the election polls. The proposed ordinance extends those terms from two to four years. The ordinance passed its first reading with a majority vote by the council at an Aug. meeting. The second and final reading is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12 If the ordinance passes at that meeting, it becomes official. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at Coleman City Hall, 3502 E. Warm Springs Ave. The ordinance also changes the date of city elections so they coincide with the date of the state presidential primary. The county Supervisor of Elections Office has been working with local B OB R EICHMAN Editor When October rolls around, LifeStream mental health and substance abuse services will be $90,000 short and that is expected to reduce the amount of services it can provide to local residents. LifeStream Behavioral Center had requested $90,000 from the County Commission for the upcoming 2011-12 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. However, during recent budget workshops, the board agreed with a recommendation from County Administrator Bradley Arnold to eliminate funding that is typically provided by the county to the mental health agency. That funding historically has ranged from $90,000 to $100,000 a year. In response, LifeStream is circulating a petition aimed at convincing county commissioners that the agency will experience hardships for providing local services without the additional revenue from the county. Arnold reasoned that the county should not provide the financial support because it already provides assistance by allowing the agency to operate without charge in its county-owned Sumterville facility (valued at about $20,000 a year) and directly and indirectly supports LifeStream through the Health Care Responsibility Act and the Sumter County Health Insurance Fund through the payment of services rendered to county employees and their dependents. Arnold additionally supported not providing funding because the agency is likely to have more revenue potential because of laws requiring the removal of insurance caps for mental health providers. Finally, The State of Florida assumed the role in mental health and substance abuse services support and therefore should B OB R EICHMAN Editor Chamber chomps chili Inside Bradley Arnold TAMMY FORE/Sumter County TimesDontell Norris, #20, works to block #23 Afernee Martin during the Wildwood vs. South Sumter varsity game last Friday night. See RAIDERS Page 1 2 Forget the stethoscope and blood pressure cuff, visitors were met at the medical center door with dried chili beans, plastic spoons and four-ounce cups last week. Staff and guests were out for fun as they all participated in the annual Sumter County Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-off, hosted by Thomas E. Langley Medical Center on Thursday, Sept. 1. Nearly a dozen chili specialists picked up the gauntlet and took the challenge to see who had the best chili as an estimated 75 people cast their beans. This is only the second year for the chili cook-off, but its quickly becoming one of our most popular events. Its such a See AXE Page 2 See CITY Page 2 CITIES Coleman seeks election change County Administrator Bradley Arnold said county funding may be available to Lifestream, but not until the board receives clarification from the state Attorney Generals Office concerning what type of funding formula the county should use for providing financial support. B RENDAL OCKLEAR Staff writer BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesSumter County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Andrew Cripps was on hand to direct the event. L ARRYB UGG Times Correspondent BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County Times The scores for the best chili were tabulated by bean counters, literally. Sumter County Chamber of Commerce membership representative Samantha Merritt shows of the bucket of beans they distributed from. Each person attending and sampling the chili was given two beans and asked to drop them into the cup in front of the chili of their choice. See CHILI Page 1 2
provide for the funding required of that decision rather than continue to look for the local government to fund its decision to do so, Arnold said in his recommendation to commissioners. But last week, Arnold said county funding may be available to the agency, but not until the board receives clarification from the State Attorney Generals Office concerning what type of funding formula the county should use for providing financial support. Arnold said funding information from the state is vague and needs to be clarified before any funds are provided. The county attorney is expected to draft a letter seeking the clarification later this month, Arnold said. Were not viewing negatively the services that LifeStream provides, he said. But theres no formula indicating what the countys funding responsibility is. Ninety thousand sounds reasonable but is it the right amount? Thats what were hoping the Attorney Generals Office can provide. Once the county receives clarification, funding could be provided to the agency through an amendment to the proposed budget, he said. In the meantime, LifeStream says the funding is crucial in order to provide necessary services to Sumter County residents. It is imperative that LifeStream continue to receive county funds, according to a letter from LifeStream asking county residents to join a petition effort to save local funding. Failure to properly fund mental health and substance abuse treatment is no only devastating to those with mental illness and substance abuse problems and their families, it drains financial and human resources from local law enforcement, general hospitals, criminal justice systems and corrections systems. Services provided to Sumter County will have to be reduced and the impact felt on the community, the letter states. LifeStream had provided a range of services to Sumter County since 1969. 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VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.TownAndCountrySelect.com 00093JE 0008M39 Business and Service Local Connection Your municipalities to change city election dates as a cost-saving measure. While the majority of council members support the ordinance, Council Member Cynthia Martin voted in opposition at the Aug. meeting. Martin said the proposed ordinance was not provided early enough for council members to read or review before a vote was taken. She also voiced concerns that extending the terms of current council members means voters would not have their say until the 2014 elections. AXE continued from Page 1 CITY continued from Page 1 Villages resident arrested in Internet sex operation A resident of The Villages found more than the taboo couplings he was allegedly seeking on the Internet, he ended up meeting a sheriffs office detective who charged him with seeking to meet a minor for sex. Jeffrey M. Bieberfeld, 62, was arrested on Wednesday, Aug. 31, for reportedly trying to meet a man and his 14year-old nephew for a sexual encounter, according to a sheriffs office report. Bieberfeld was arrested at him home about 11:30 a.m. after admitting to a sheriffs detective that he was the person they were communicating with on the Internet and telephone, according to sheriffs Capt. Kevin Hofecker. Hofecker said investigators began communicating with Bieberfeld after reading a posting Bieberfeld placed on Craigslist website. In the ad, Bieberfeld expressed an interest in taboo couplings between fathers and sons, brothers and uncles and nephews, according to Hofecker. A detective responded to the ad posing as the uncle of a 14-year-old boy, he said. Through conversations, Bieberfeld expressed a sexual interest in the two of them and that he would enjoy assisting in the teens sexual development. A meeting between Bieberfeld and the officer posing as the uncle was suggested at an undisclosed location, Hofecker said. Reluctant to meet because of a recent sex sting operation conducted by the sheriffs office in March, the officer made contact with Bieberfeld at his home. In March, the sheriffs office conducted Project STARCOP an undercover operation that resulted in the arrest of 22 suspects reportedly using the Internet to locate and meet minors for the purpose of sexually exploiting them. Bieberfeld reportedly admitted that he had been the person law enforcement had been communicating with. He was charged with using the Internet to solicit or entice the custodian of a child for sex and unlawful use of a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony. Bieberfeld was placed in the Sumter County Detention Center with bond set at $7,000. B OB R EICHMAN Editor Jeffrey M. Bieberfeld Correction: Appreciation Day Event In the Aug. 25 edition of the Times, the last paragraph should read: There will be no parade at the event as previously announced due to a decision made by the SE.F Advisory Board, not the county administrator or the County Commissioners. The SELF Advisory Board apologizes for any misunderstanding..
Tuesday, Aug. 30Debra Kay Sparks, 48, Wildwood, was arrested for possession of narcotic equipment. Bond set at $1,000. Jefferey James Taylor, 47, Lady Lake, was arrested on a Pasco County warrant. Bond set at $1,000. James Michael Medders, 24, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested for distribution of controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, using a twoway communication device to facilitate a felony and keeping a shop or vehicle for drugs. Bond set at $45,200. Joseph Allen Stout, 26, Bushnell, was arrested for reckless driving. Bond set at $500. Wednesday, Aug. 31Antonio M. Luther, 19, Wildwood, was arrested for distributing cocaine, possession of cocaine and using a two-way communication device to facilitate a felony. Bond set at $45,000. Danny Scott Hollins, 52, Lady Lake, was arrested for possession of cocaine and possession of narcotic equipment. Bond set at $10,500. Lwanda Rochelle Richie, 37, Wildwood, was arrested for fraud. No bond set. Juan Moreno, 20, Webster, was arrested for domestic battery. No bond set.Thursday, Sept. 1Shirlyn A. Davis, 55, Wildwood, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Bond set at $150. Ardis L. Pope, 50, Bushnell, was arrested for domestic battery. No bond set. Angela Pope, 47, Bushnell, was arrested for aggravated battery. No bond set. Friday, Sept. 2Joseph Jamal Cummings, 23, Coleman, was arrested for selling cocaine, possession of cocaine, using a two-way device to facilitate a felony and keeping a shop or vehicle for drug violation. Bond set at $65,500. Brittany Ann Lucas, 23, Webster, was arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond set at $2,000. Saturday, Sept. 3Lawton H. Farkus, 26, Wildwood, was arrested for failure to appear. Bond set at $1,013. Christopher Lehew, 32, Bushnell, was arrested on out-of-county warrant. Bond set at $4,500. Valerie Jeanne Petters, 40, Wildwood, was arrested for violation of probation. No bond set. John Williams Phillips, 26, Wildwood, was arrested for cruelty toward a child. Bond was set at $5,000. Sunday, Sept. 4Samuel David Allison, 43, Oxford, was arrested for driving under the influence and on a Marion County warrant. He was released on his own recognizance. Joshua Caleb Sturgill, 20, Wildwood, was arrested for violation of probation. No bond set. Anna Rene Disilvio, 26, Wildwood, was arrested for driving under the influence. Bond set at $1,000. Lisa Marie Taylor, 26, Webster, was arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond set at $500. Lauren Ann Wilder, 24, Webster, was arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond set at $500. Monday, Sept. 5Dylan M. Johnson, 34, Wildwood, was arrested for domestic battery. No bond set. 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Parker Ave., Bushnell Charges: Writ of bodily attachment. Vincent Foster, 23 3891 N.E. 91 Street., Wildwood Charges: Grand theft $300 or more less than $20,000; fraudulent use of a caredit card. This information is provided by the Sumter County Sheriffs Office, 793-2621. If you have information concerning a wanted person or a crime you may call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. You may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 Brandy Mitchell, 37 302 N. Warfield Ave., Wildwood Charges: Writ of bodily attachment. Vernon Harrison, 26 1648 C.R. 462, Wildwood Charges: Possession of cocaine. Lee Patterson, 24 804 Jackson St., Wildwood Charges: Burglary of a dwelling with battery; grand theft stolen statutory property. Melissa Gonsalves, 33 4101 E. Warmsprings, Coleman Charges: Grand theft $300 or morel/t $5,000. 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P AGE 4S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011 State seeing upswing in Laurel Wilt disease S ome of you may have seen red bay tress, members of the Laurel family, that have died or appear to be dying. Florida is now seeing increasing cases of Laurel Wilt disease. The disease is passed to a healthy tree by a non-native beetle called the Redbay Ambrosia Beetle. The fungus introduced plugs the cells that conduct water causing the tree to wilt. The disease will affect all tress of the laurel family. The beetle is believed by the Department of Agriculture to have been introduced to Florida through wood bought into the state by campers from other states, and grafted material from Southeast Asia, and is slowly moving south through the state Redbay tress will show signs of wilting foliage with a red or purple discoloration. The wilted leaves can remain on the tree for almost a year. Stems will show signs of a sawdust looking material coming from the stem as the beetles bore their way into the wood. On a calm or still day, the beetles will push the sawdust out of the bored holes making what looks like a toothpick sticking out the side of the tree. The beetles are tiny, and almost impossible to see to the untrained eye. The beetles will spend their lifecycle in the diseased tree. The worry is that this beetle also likes to bore into the avocado, and officials are watching as the disease tracks south through Florida to the Avocado groves. The disease has now been found in Marion, Citrus, Sumter and Levy counties. The Crystal River State preserve was found to host the disease, bought in by campers from out of state in firewood. Every Redbay in the preserve within a few months became affected and died. It has now been found in the Homosassa Springs State Park. Gardeners and, the public in general, are asked to not ship firewood around the state, and ensure that diseased tress are identified and destroyed on site. A Florida statue has been passed making it illegal to bring wood into Florida from out of state, without heat-treating and certification. Firewood within state can only be sold in a 50-mile radius of the origin of source (Personal Communication, 2011). On a different subject, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation is requesting people to report fox squirrel sightings. If any of you see a fox squirrel alive, or even dead they would like to hear. You can report this by using the following link public.myfwc.com/hsc/foxsquirrel/GetLatLong.aspx.Tracy Jenner, the Riverland Gardener, can be reached at email@example.com Helping hurricane damaged areasEven before Hurricane Irene began wreaking havoc along the eastern seaboard of the United States. electric utilities across the Nation were activating their emergency storm plans. Extra equipment, materials, fuel and food were moved into position, but the most important commodity needed in the wake of Irene are trained, safety-conscious electric line workers. The Lake Sumter Community College Electric Utility Institute/Electric Distribution Technology Program (EUI/EDT) answers exactly that need in the form of four actively enrolled students, presently working their way into the storm-ravaged areas. Three of the four enrolled students, employed by the City of Leesburg Electric Distribution Department, loaded their trucks and moved out Wednesday morning for upstate New York. They are part of a fourcrew relief contingent sent out by the city. This group was organized quickly and hit the road to relieve the local electrical workers that are already in the areas, fighting the situation and the accompanying fatigue. These young men are William (Jimmy) Donahue of Webster, Brady Jackson of Bushnell and Kyle Rich of Eustis. Another of our students in the LSCC EUI/EDT Program involved in this nationwide mobilization is Timothy (Levi) Wallace of Bushnell. Levi is employed by the Pike Electric Utility Construction Company of North Carolina. His usual duty station is the Citrus County area, but like every other available electric lineman in the nation, he answered the call and moved into the damaged areas to aid in the power line rebuilding effort. His last known location was Baltimore, Maryland, but like the other men involved in this national mobilization, his specialized skills will be needed in other places over the coming days and weeks. Having worked over forty storm breaks in his career spanning over forty-five years, Bill Tyler, Director of the LSCC EUI/EDT Program, and his staff of instructors with over 100 years of experience between them, provides the training that prepares these young men for the reality that they are presently facing. Remembering the procedures and rules that you studied in class and used on the training field is what will return you safely home to your family, says Tyler. It is not an easy thing to keep your mind on your safety and that of your crew when all around you there are Americans that are suffering. But you stay with the fact that these people will need electricity to start again, so you keep going, following the rules and getting the power flowing. Be assured that storm troopers like these men, trained by Lake Sumter Community Colleges Electric Utility Institute, will always be ready to answer the call for assistance, whether here in Florida or in another State that needs the specialized assistance that they can provide. Bill Tyler, Director Lake Sumter Community College Electric Utility Institute Labor Day Enjoy your Labor Day holiday? The reason we celebrate Labor Day is largely because of the contributions made by unions to the betterment of Americas workers. The numerous beneficial influences of organized labor cannot be ignored. Most of the benefits workers now enjoy are directly attributable to unions. To cite but a few: the 40-hour work week; paid holidays and vacations; sick leave; grievance procedures, collective bargaining and generally superior wages. Unfortunately, succeeding generations have come to take those benefits for granted. Those benefits came about because of unions and soon became the norm for union workers and many non-union workers as well. All American workers owe a debt of gratitude to Organized Labor for its achievements. Paul G. Jaehnert Vadnais Hts., Minn. Use more helicoptersOn Aug. 6, the U.S. lost 30 special forces troops, including 22 Navy SEALS in a helicopter shot down over Afghanistan. These people were the elite of our military who have trained for these missions over many years. Unfortunately we have suffered similar losses in prior missions where helicopters loaded with military personnel have been shot down or crashed due to equipment problems. Helicopters are relatively slow moving vehicles, especially the large Chinook helicopters, which operate in close proximity to the ground. They make easy targets for rocket propelled grenades and hand held missile systems. We need missile and rpg counter measure defensive systems to protect our vulnerable helicopters. U.S. special forces should reevaluate their operational plans to encompass minimizing casualties from helicopter operations. Instead of loading up 38 people in one helicopter, why not use more helicopters? Granted, using more helicopters is costly, and landing zones may not be able to handle multiple helicopter landings simultaneously, but these impediments can be overcome, and our casualties can probably be reduced. We should also determine whether there could have been an intelligence leak by Afghan forces prior to the operation. Donald A. Moskowitz Londonderry, N.H. Smog standardsIt is shameful that President Obama refused to update the smog standards and made the announcement before the holiday break when most people failed to take notice. This was not only a win for business and right-wing detractors, it is damaging to the environment and our health and the upgrades could have created more jobs. Up to 12,000 people per year could die from increases in asthma and other lung and respiratory disease. Infants and children are particularly vulnerable to pollution-related asthma. Tea Party logic would have us believe that less regulation is good. We need environmental protections and they are good for the economy. Updated standards would reduce health care costs and compel companies to invest in technology and infrastructure to reduce pollution. That, in turn, would create new jobs right here in the United States, not jobs that get outsourced overseas. Republicans will continue to push for rolling back even more standards and laws. We are at the breaking point on pollution, and we cannot cave in to businesses that violate the Clean Air Act. These standards need to be revised! Shannon Kitson Tampa Dream Big campaignOn Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009, Tom Donohue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said it is up to Americans, not the government, to answer the nations woes. The event was an effort to launch its Dream Big campaign to promote the American free enterprise system. U.S. Chamber of Commerce 4-H taking apple/pecan orders C an you smell the cinnamon and apples baking? The pecans as they mingle with sweet potato casserole? Falls on the way and with apples ready for the pickin you can place your orders with 4-H this month. Every year the organization hosts an apple sale as a fundraiser, ordering bushels of the fruit. They also offer pounds of pecans. Anyone interested in ordering can contact 4-H at 352-793-2728 or visit www.sumtercountytimes.com to print out the order form and submit it to the office. Deadline is Sept. 26 and the cost is $40 per bushel of apples, $25 per half bushel; pecans are $10 per pound. If mailing or delivering the form with a check: Sumter County 4-H, 7620 State Road 471, Ste. 2, Bushnell, FL 33513. To fax the order form: 352-793-6376. Please note, all orders must be prepaid before 4-H can submit them. The delivery anticipation date is Oct. 25 and orders can be picked up after 10 a.m. at the Sumter County Agriculture Center (see above address) or Villages Annex Office, 8033 E County Road 466, Lady Lake. BEYOND SUMTER The Voice of Sumter County since 1881The editorial opinion expressed in the Sumter County Times is the opinion of the news staff of this newspaper.Publisher Gerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Bob Reichman 204 E. 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Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Projects services are facilitated by Devereux Kids. http://www.devereuxkids.org Devereux Kids, established in 1999, is a self-supporting primary prevention and diversion program of Devereux Florida. Our mission is to engage communities, strengthen families and protect children. Halloween in The Park; Saturday, October 29 Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project and Lake Panasoffkee Moose #1179 has joined Lake Panasoffkee Friends of the Library to host Halloween in the Park on Saturday, October 29th from 3pm 7pm. LPNP will be hosting Trunk or Treat, Bounce House, Inflatable Water slide and a Winter Clothing Exchange. Join the community in a safe Family Fun Filled Halloween Festivity!Free Celebrate Recovery CR Celebration Night Friday Nights from 6pm 10pm, Everyone Welcome! Please Join us! 6:00 7:00p.m. Inexpensive Dinner 7:00 8:00p.m. Large Group Meeting (Praise & Worship, Teaching) 8:00 9:00p.m. Open Share Recovery Groups 9:00 10:00p.m. Crosstalk Caf (Desert & Coffee) Step Study group Meets Tuesday Nights from 6pm 8pm. The Church of the Fishermen, 589 N CR 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538. http://www.celebraterecovery.com Free Parenting Education Free Childcare Provided Making Children Mind without Losing Your, by Dr. Kevin Leman; How to Bring Out the Best in Your Kids By Doing What is Best for Them. Jump in any time, Ongoing classes on Tuesdays from 6pm 7pm, Classes are nonjudgmental and allow parents time to talk about their parenting struggles. The Church of The Fishermen, Lake Panasoffkee UMC, 589 N CR 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538, Sarah Doyle, (352)793-9998 email@example.com. Skate Park in Lake Panasoffkee Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project is in Support of a Skate Park at one of our Lake Panasoffkee County Parks. If you would like to sign the Petition in Support of a Skate Park you may do so at Panasoffkee Hardware. Kinship Support Group Meets at Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Center. 1589 CR 459, Lake Panasoffkee, FL If you are the surrogate parent for grandchildren, nieces, nephews or other young relatives, Kids Central can help! You are invited to join one of our FREE Second Time Around Kinship Care Support Groups, which give you: Fellowship with other relative caregivers; Valuable information on accessing assistance programs and more; Assistance with legal, educational and other kinship care issues; An encouraging environment for discussing the challenges of kinship care; Free child care. You are not alone. Come join us for a Kinship Care Support Group and see the difference it can make in your life as you nurture a new generation the Second Time Around! For more information, please contact the Sumter County Support Group Facilitator: HELEN AVERY, 352-233-5023 September Activist of the Month Mr. Bob and Mrs. Doris Becker, generously and tirelessly go shopping weekly to be able to give winter cloths, jackets and shoes to Lake Panasoffkee children. After spending the day sorting through second hand apparel Mrs. Doris Becker launders them all. Doris makes everything look and smell like new. Thank You Mr. Bob and Mrs. Doris Becker for your Heart for the children of the Lake Panasoffkee Community. You are a LPNP leader and are very much a part of engaging our community, strengthening our families and protecting our children! S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011, P AGE 5 00097Q8 Serving Lake Panasoffkee and Surrounding Areas Susan R. 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Manager Boat Slips Boat Ramps Recreation Hall Free WIFI Swimming Pool Shower House Laundry Room Docks Now enrolling for FREE VPK. Limited space, call now! Quality care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and after-school children. Anchoring Kids in Early Education MondayFriday 6:30am-6:00pm (352) 568-2683 2287 N. Hwy. 470, Lake Panasoffkee 00095Z6 License #CO5SU0047 00095ZF Pontoon & Jon Boat Rentals 965 CR 439 at Werda-Hecamiat Fish Resort Cabins & RV Sites 352-304-4822 662-352-6637 Airboat Tours Now Available! Guided Fishing Trips Best Tackle Selection on the Lake! 352-793-1691 N E W D E L I M E N U NEW DELI MENU 00095YN NON-ETHANOL UNLEADED GASOLINE IS HERE Better protection for your boat, lawn mower, car and truck O u r F a m o u s C u b a n $ 2 9 9 Our Famous Cuban $2 99 CR 470 Lake Panasoffkee The Tiki Hut Presents LIVE BANDS FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHTS 000968L Lake Panasoffkee Realty, Inc. P.O. 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M-F 7:30 AM 5:30 PM S AT 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Visit us on Facebook 0009692 Catfish Johnnys SERVING GREAT FOOD FOR 20 YEARS EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT KARAOKE 7:00PM-10:00PM Banquet Facility Available Open for Lunch and Dinner 2396 HWY. 470 LAKE PANASOFFKEE 352-793-2083 000968V Tracys Point Fishing Lodge Where Relaxation Is The Point Lake Panasoffkees Paradise is renowned for Bass & Humongous Pan Fish County Road 437 P.O. Box 523 Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538 www.tracyspoint.com firstname.lastname@example.org (352) 793-8060 Steve & Donna Lind Owners 00073JL Lake Panasoffkee Lake PanasoffkeeCommunity news Community news This newsletter sponsored by Lake Panasoffkee Merchants
Millie A. Lackey, 88Millie A. Lackey, 88, of Wildwood, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. Survivors include her sons, James Big Al Alexander Lackey and Paul Allen (Paula) Lackey both of Wildwood; John Edward (Lisa) Lackey, of Arden, N.C. A graveside service was Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, 3 p.m., at Oak Grove Cemetery. On line condolences may be left by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/PageTheus Funeral Home, Wildwood. Byron Eugene Whitney, 70Byron Eugene Whitney, 70, of Bushnell, died Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at Leesburg. Survivors include his wife, Ruth; sons, Jack Whitney of Michigan, and Timothy Halm of Odessa, Texas; daughters, Lori Halm of West Branch, Mich., Michelle Ecker of Saginaw, Mich., Jill Hoffman of Mt. Pleasant, Mich., and Kari Gomez of Saginaw, Mich. Graveside Service was at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 at 2 p.m. Military Honors were rendered by the Sumter County Honor Guard. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Jewell Whitman Dobson, 93 Jewell Whitman Dobson, 93, of Webster, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011 at Sumterville. Survivors include her son, James Jim R. (Rachel) Dobson of Lakeland; daughter, J. Eloise Goodson of Webster. Memorial Services were at Gant Lake Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 Dr. Steve Dobson presided. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Hilda Mae Reynolds Floyd, 91 Hilda Mae Reynolds Floyd, 91, of Oxford, died Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. Survivors include her children, Minter Oneil Reynolds, Ruth Martin, Jack Reynolds and Bill (Vickey) Reynolds all of Oxford. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Banks/Page-Theus Chapel. The funeral service will be Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at 2 p.m., in the Banks/PageTheus Funeral Chapel with burial following in the Pine Level Cemetery, Oxford. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood. Herman H. Havis, 77 Herman H. (Pete) Havis, 77, died on Sept. 3, 2011 at Sylvias House in Ocala. Mr. Havis was born on March 23, 1934 to Dawson and Mable Caruthers Havis in Wildwood. He was a 23 year veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a member of the VFW and Fleet Reserve Association. He moved to Citra in 1982. Herman was of the Baptist faith. Mr. Havis is survived by his wife, Geraldine; daughter, Theresa Koch and husband, Ron of Franklin, N.C.; son Tony Havis and wife, Tammie of Citra; grandchildren Lona and L.A. Dewey, Darrell and Jessica Koch, Stacey and Ron Wilson; and 9 great-grandchildren. Services were at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 with Pastor Robert Ledford officiating at HiersBaxley Funeral Services, 910 S.E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL 34470. Interment will be at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Those who wish may make a contribution to the Hospice of Marion County at P .O. Box 4860, Ocala, Florida 34478. Karen Ann Lee, 51 Karen Ann Lee, 51, of Bushnell died Friday, Sept. 2 at Zephyrhills. Survivors include her husband, Daniel; sons, Mark Stevens of Trilby, Michael Stevens, of Land-O-Lakes, and Christopher Lee, of Bushnell; step-son, Daniel J. Lee, of Havanna; stepdaughter, Tracy Michelle Samson, of Bristol. Services were at York St. Church of God, Bushnell on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Pastor Daniel Kellum presided. Interment followed at Indian Hill Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Barbara Milton McCarty, 60Barbara Babs Milton McCarty of Jupiter passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the young age of 60 after a courageous twoyear battle with cancer. Born and raised in Wildwood, Barbara moved to Palm Beach County in 1973 to pursue her career in dental hygiene. She worked for Dewey Family Dentistry for the last 35 years. Barbara has been a member of St. Peters Catholic Church for the last 21 years. If she wasnt with her family, you could find her at a FSU football game, pursuing garage sales or doing arts and crafts. Her generous and caring nature was known to many. She is survived by her husband, Christopher; son, Jonathan McCarty and wife, Kerri, of Palm Beach Gardens; daughter, Alicia McCarty of Jupiter; two grandchildren, Payton and Jonathan Jr.; sister, Lisa Milton of Tallahassee and extended family and dear friends. Interment was at Out Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery, Royal Palm Beach. In lieu of flowers her family requests that you consider a donation in her memory to Hospice of Palm Beach County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. To express condolences and/or make donations visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries. Quattlebaum Funeral Home, West Palm Beach, was in charge of arrangements. P AGE 6S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011 at Shady Brook Golf & RV Resort OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Delicious Soups, Salads, Sandwiches & Wraps WEDNESDAYS Authentic Hot Pressed Cubans Mon.-Fri. 10am-2:30pm Call 568-0606 for take out 178 US 301, Sumterville, FL 33585 00093YT 18 H OLES OF G OLF 18 H OLES OF G OLF Includes FREE Hot Dog & Small Drink* Includes FREE Hot Dog & Small Drink* $ 16 00 $ 16 00 BRING THIS AD FOR FREE DRINK BRING THIS AD FOR FREE DRINK WITH SANDWICH OR SALAD MEAL* WITH SANDWICH OR SALAD MEAL* *OFFER EXPIRES 10/5/11 The H a y s e e d C a f e 00093Z4 Try Our Box of Chicken or Pizza To Go O P E N 7 D A Y S ( 3 5 2 ) 5 6 8 8 0 0 8 5 9 9 N M A R K E T B L V D W E B S T E R FREE ICED TEA WITH YOUR MEAL WITH THIS AD LUNCH BUFFET Includes Soup, Salad Bar & Dessert $ 6.95 746925 00096CG 00097MQ ACCEPTING MEDICAID $89 SPECIAL DENTAL EXAMINATION (D0150) DIGITAL XRAYS (D0274) PROFESSIONAL CLEANING (D1110) EXTRACTIONS Dental Examinations Digital X-Rays Professional Cleaning NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! 00096CP 00096CO 00096CM Sumter obituaries Church calendar SPECIAL EVENTS P rayer group Emmanuel Charismatic Prayer Group meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 5323 E C.R. 462, Wildwood 34785. Everyone is invited to attend and experience the movement of the Holy Spirit, with song, praise and worship. For information call Terri DeMarco at 613-4366. C hurch of the Fisherman Free Celebrate Recovery CR Celebration Night Friday Nights from 6 to 10 p.m., everyone is welcome! Please join us! 6 to 7 p.m. Inexpensive dinner 7 to 8 p.m. Large group meeting (praise, worship and teaching) 8 to 9 p.m. Open share recovery groups 9 to 10 p.m. Crosstalk Caf (desert and coffee) Step study group meets Tuesday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. The Church of the Fishermen, 589 N C.R. 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538. http://www.celebraterecovery.com C elebrate Recovery Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-center recovery program for fellowship and to celebrate Gods healing power. Come hear about this program on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. or Saturdays at 9 a.m. in the Ministry House, 410 Oxford St., Wildwood, next door to First Baptist Church of Wildwood. The program is free of charge. For more information call the church at 748-1822. C over to C over Tuesday nights, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., a Bible Study, from Cover to Cover, will be presented at Bushnell Assembly of God Church. Everyone is welcome. Free P arenting E ducation Making children mind without losing yours Jump in any time, ongoing classes on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., Classes are nonjudgmental and allow parents time to talk about their parenting struggles. Free childcare provided. The Church of The Fishermen, Lake Panasoffkee UMC, 589 N CR 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538, Sarah Doyle, (352)793-9998 email@example.com. Grace notes The great cover up of 2011 I n the continuing saga of my ongoing battle over household dcor with my husband, this time its the back sliding glass door. But before I get to that, let me back up to say that in the first 30 or so years of our marriage my husband rarely expressed an opinion about how to decorate the house except for one hard and fast rule: I could choose any color to paint the walls as long as it was antique or Navaho white. Other than that I had free reign and I love to reign. Then he retired and all of a sudden became Mr. HGTV Design Star DIY Guy. With opinions. Lots of opinions. All of them opposite from mine. My rule, which I made up myself and am quite pleased with, is this: Whomever its more important to gets to choose. For 30 or so years its been more important to me, so I got to do all the choosing. But now I have to fight and claw and present valid, provable reasons for what I want to do in the house. Its like Im a lawyer preparing for court and frankly its exhausting and I dont have much fight left in me. Thats where the back sliding glass door comes in. The door leads out onto a screened porch and faces a grassy median. Beyond that are the backs of the villas on the next street over from us. When we first moved in eight or so years ago I didnt put up drapes or blinds or anything covering the big glass door because I like the feeling of bare openness and hate feeling closed in or cluttered. However, anybody can see in from the outside, especially at night if we have lights on. Thats always been a concern, but not enough to do anything about it. I always said if the neighbors dont want to see me they all have drapes or blinds they can close. Last month Mr. HGTV decided the big glass door is too bare and decreed that it needs something. Let the bloodletting I mean negotiations begin. After several rounds we compromised on a screen that rolls up into a valance so during the day the window can look as bare naked as I like it and at night, with the screen rolled down, the neighbors and passersby cant see in. This whole ordeal got me thinking about why we need window coverings in the first place. What is it about our humanity that compels us to hide ourselves behind walls and drapes and roll up shades? Jesus said that people (that would be you and me) love darkness instead of light because their (our) deeds are evil and were afraid well be exposed (John 3:19). Ever since Adam and Eve sinned and felt the need to cover up their nakedness weve been hiding behind clothes and window coverings ever since. We dont want people to see what were doing. We dont want them to know our business. We dont want them to judge us, even if were just sitting on the couch eating ice cream, watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey especially if were watching The Real Housewives of New Jersey. In a 2008 Christianity Today article, Hope for Fools, the author posed the question: What would it be like to be unfallen? He wrote, How can we, the fallen and fearful, even guess what it would be like to have the easy freedom of sinlessness, to go to ones bed at night anxious for nothing, never suspecting peril in any rustling of the leaves or of the mind? We cant, and as long as there are people who love the darkness, who would Nancy Kennedy Special to the Times See GRACE Page 7
President Tom Donohue said that people, not government, will create the jobs needed for economic recovery. The government can support a few jobs in the short-run, but over the long-run only the private sector, powered by free enterprise, can keep America working, Donohue said in his prepared remarks. It has been more than three years and the Chamber of Commerce has not created many jobs. But if Donohue says that job creation is the main function of corporations, then the Chamber has no basis for criticizing the present Obama administration because the Chamber is telling government to keep hands off those jobs. Mr. Donohue and the Chamber of Commerce has failed to produce those jobs. So much for free markets. Robert Wesolowski The VillagesTea Party attacked by ProgressivesThe recent remarks by members of the political government of our nation along with the comments made by some of the union officials is nothing short of an outright attack, this attack of the worst kind, it is playing on the fears of many people, and it is an outright LIE! Never have I heard such unsubstantiated charges leveled at a group that rules do not allow and will not permit any type of racist or violent speech by its speakers or the members in the crowed. This was shown to be true when the unions and progressives tried to send in people attempting to disguise themselves as Tea Party members carrying racist signs or speaking racist slurs in front of the news cameras, they were immediately confronted by the members of the Tea Party and peaceably surrounded and their signs were blocked and their voices were drowned out. This happened several times back prior to the 2010 elections. The American people were not fooled by this cheap trickery. They understand that the Tea Party is their friend and neighbor and in no way tolerate any hate speech or racism. The fact that the Progressives and many of the Democrats have resorted to such a low level of civility in the political arena stems from the failure of their policies in the economic arena, they cannot talk about their political accomplishments because they actually do not have any to brag about! Patrick Rice Bushnell Jumper Drive North needs sidewalks I live in a place called Misty Woods Apartments located on Jumper Drive North here in Bushnell strictly for the elderly, handicapped and disabled. About 10 of our tenants use power chairs or scooters for shopping, myself included. Jumper Drive North does not have sidewalks for us seniors to use, we must ride in the street, where cars and speed are a threat to our safety and life. Several times I have written letters to people I believe would be interested in senior citizens and their health, safety and life. I did this long before sidewalks were built along Hwy. 475, passing over Jumper Drive North, to no avail and no results. While sidewalks get repaired everywhere else in Bushnell, the need for them here on Jumper Drive North is neglected. There certainly is a need for sidewalks here, sidewalks are a convenience on Jumper Drive South. Ms. Judith D. Lightsey Bushnell S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011, P AGE 7 St. Francis Episcopal Church 313 N. Grace Street (At US 301) P.O. Box 566, (352) 793-3187 Wednesday Healing Services 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10 a.m. Sunday Sunday School 10 a.m. AA meets Thursdays at 8 p.m. 0008M6B BUSHNELL First Church of God Affiliation: Anderson, IN 793-3455 105 E. Central Ave. P.O. Box 1128, Bushnell, FL 33513 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening 7:00 p.m. Randall Belcher, Pastor 793-3534 0008M6K BUSHNELL Sumterville United Methodist Church OVER 150 YEARS OF PRAYER 2565 CR 522 1 BLOCK EAST OF HWY 301 0008M4R SUMTERVILLE Invites you to attend Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m. Pastor Charles Tomberlin All children are invited. All Are Welcome At BUSHNELL ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christian Education 9:00 A.M. Worship 10:00 A.M. Sunday Evening please call for date and time Wed. Discipleship Night 7:00 P.M. 1451 West C.R. 476, Bushnell 793-2240 0008M7H BUSHNELL I n d i a n H i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h Indian Hill Baptist Church Pastor Irwin Mitzell 7819 CR 633, Bushnell West 476 between 476B & 575 Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 am Morning Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am Evening Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Service . . . . 7:00 pm Youth Group 0008M6S BUSHNELL ( D i s c o v e r t h e D i f f e r e n c e ) 4.3 Miles West of I-75 on Hwy 4 8 Classic Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 A.M. Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Celebration Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. Wednesday Evening: New Community Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. New Community Worship/Student Activities 7:00 P.M. Wahoo Baptist Church B i l l y R e a d y Senior Pastor 0008M4O WAHOO www.wahoochurch.org 35 2 793-6015 Sunday : BUSHNELL THE BUSHNELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH USA 323 N. BROAD (Corner of W. Dade & N. Broad) Church School: 9:15 A M Public Worship: 10:30 A M WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 10:00 A M 352-793-4202 0008M6Z 0 0 0 8 S L 4 SUMTERVILLE First Baptist Church Sumterville Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . 10:00AM Sunday Worship . . 11:00AM & 5:00PM Midweek Service . . . . . . Wed. 7:00PM Yall Come Pastor Bert Harbison 872 US Hwy. 301 Sumterville 33585 352-793-5388 P a s t o r W a r r e n B e n n e t t 3 5 2 7 9 3 3 4 3 8 Pastor Warren Bennett 352-793-3438 The Church of The Fishermen A United Methodist Congregation www.gbgm-umc.org/lakepana-umc 589 CR 470, 1 mile W of I-75 Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM Bible Classes (all ages) 11 am Wed. Night Live 6-7:30 A family night event 0008M5M LAKE PANASOFFKEE First Baptist Church of Lake Panasoffkee Hwy. 470, Lake Panasoffkee 793-5510 Sunday Services . . . . . 8:30 & 10:50 a.m. Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 a.m. Sunday Evening. . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting . 6:30 p.m. After School Care . . . . . . . 2:30-6:00 p.m. Pastor Randy Alonso 0008M5F LAKE PANASOFFKEE 125 W. Anderson Ave. 793-4612 Sharing the Good News of Life Through Faith in Christ Sunday School . 8:15, 9:30 & 11:00 A M Worship . . . . . . . . 9:30 & 11:00 A M Sunday Worship . . . . . . . . 6:00 P M Wednesday Bible Study . 6:30 P M 0008M6W First Baptist Church of Bushnell BUSHNELL Webster United Methodist Church Invites You To Attend Worship Service 11:15 a.m. Church School 9:45 a.m. 173 S.E. 3rd St., Webster, FL 33597 P.O. Box 87, Webster, FL (352) 793-3734 Serving our Lord through love, care & prayer for one another & our community 0008M4H WEBSTER Sunday School 9:45 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Evening Service 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 PM 0008M4A WEBSTER First Baptist Church of Webster 1/4 mile east of 471 on SE 1st Ave. WILDWOOD 0008M3Y S T V INCENT DE P AUL C ATHOLIC C HURCH M ASSES : S AT 3 P 4:45 P 6:30 P S UN 6:30 A 8 A 9:45 A 11:30 A 1:15 P 3:00 P 4:45 P D AILY M-S AT 7 A 8:30 A M ASS T IMES & D IRECTIONS : 330-0028 Office: 330-0220 5323 E CR 462 www.sumtercatholic.org D ISCOVERY C HURCH 202 Pine Street 748-1318 Pastors: Brian & Rhonda Tillman Services: Sunday . . . 10:30 am Wed . . . . . 6:30 pm Something for all ages! WILDWOOD 0008M42 BUSHNELL First United Methodist Church O FFERING OUR COMMUNITY Faith, Hope & Love SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 A M WORSHIP 11 A M Jeffery Thomas, Pastor B OY S COUTS M ON 6:30 P M C UB S COUTS T UES 6:30 P M C ADET G IRL S COUTS W ED 6:30 P M 221 W. Noble Ave. 793-3221 0008M5R Worship This Week at the Church of Your Choice746924 Church Directory 0008M33 0008M3B Compassionately Serving All Sumter County Families Since 1924 Wildwood, FL 34785 www.bankspagetheus.com 352-748-1000 Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cremation Services BANKS/PAGE-THEUS FUNERAL HOME peek through our windows with intent to harm us, and as long as we continue to do things that bring us shame, we will continue to cover our windows. However. Those who have run to Jesus can be assured that he has taken away their guilt and shame. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, Jesus said, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done by God (John 3:21). Christ, having taken away our shame, enables us to live exposed, forgiven and redeemed lives. Theoretically, we dont need to cover ourselves. That said, I must admit that we really do need something on the back glass door for the neighbors sake. Nancy Kennedy is the author of Move Over, Victoria I Know the Real Secret, Girl on a Swing, and her latest book, Lipstick Grace. She can be reached at 1-352-564-2927, Monday through Thursday, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. GRACE continued from Page 6 LETTERS continued from Page 4 Police: Man attacks pregnant woman A Bushnell man was arrested last week for allegedly sexually attacking a pregnant woman. Earl Leslie Roberts, 51, was charged with sexual assault, aggravated battery and kidnapping, according to a sheriffs office report. He was placed in the county jail without bond. Roberts is accused of attacking the six-month pregnant woman last Friday at his home, according to an arrest report. The woman reportedly works at Roberts home caring for a relative, the report states. The woman told authorities that Roberts offered her money to have sex with him and that pregnant women excited him. When she refused, he reportedly became enraged and threw her onto a bed and attempted to sexually assault her. The woman was able to get away from Roberts and left the house, according to the report. A deputy found the woman and her young daughter apparently walking home after the incident. Earl Leslie Roberts B OB R EICHMAN Editor A 37-year-old Summerfield man died Sunday after he lost control of his vehicle and struck several fences in Oxford. Michael Christopher Matheney was traveling south in the northbound lane of County Road 209 at 9:15 p.m. when he lost control of the 2004 Dodge Dakota he was driving, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The vehicle began spinning clockwise and entered the southbound lane of C. R. 209. The vehicle continued southwest, entering the west grass shoulder and an embankment prior to striking a wooden fence at 12904 C.R. 209, the report states. After passing through the fence, it entered a grass field and struck a second fence which caused the vehicle to overturn. Matheney was thrown from the Dakota. He was not wearing a seatbelt, according to the report. Matheney received serious injuries during the crash and was taken to Shands Medical Center where he later died from his injuries, according to the report. His passenger, Nichole Dawn Rimes, 30, also of Summerfield, received minor injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt, the report states. The incident remains under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol. B OB R EICHMAN Editor Man dies in Oxford accident Beginning in October, Sumter County will have a new company providing emergency services to the county. When the new budget year begins on Oct. 1, Rural/Metro Ambulance will launch operations locally to provide ambulance and emergency medical services. Representatives of Rural/Metro are scheduled to discuss their role in providing the service when they meet with members of the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce at the groups September lunch meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14. Rural/Metro Ambulance replaces Lake-Sumter EMS, the not-for-profit company that has provided the service to the county for about a decade. Back in March, the County Commission unanimously approved hiring the new company following contract negotiations between several companies vying for the job. Commissioners approved a two-year contract with the company that includes $1.3 million in annual funding for uncompensated care. Rural/Metro provides emergency medical services in 20 states and approximately 440 communities throughout the United States. Commissioners agreed to replace Lake-Sumter EMS after County Administrator Bradley Arnold said they had not met county standards. During the bidding process earlier this year, Lake-Sumter EMS submitted an annual bid of $1.5 million to provide emergency services, nearly $190,000 higher than Rural/Metros bid. New county ambulance service starts Oct. 1 B OB R EICHMAN Editor Rural/Metro Ambulance replaces Lake-Sumter EMS, the not-for-profit company that has provided the service to the county for about a decade The Sumter County Chamber invites all Lake Panasoffkee businesses to the monthly meeting of the Lake Panasoffkee Business Council on Thursday, Sept. 15, 6 p.m., at Catfish Johnnys Restaurant, 2396 N. County Road 470, Lake Panasoffkee. Executive Director Andrew Cripps says one purpose of the meeting will be to gauge interest in a proposal to extend sewer service to commercial properties along County Road 470 in Lake Panasoffkee. Sumter County Administrator Bradley Arnold will present information about the proposed sewer line. The county is seeking feedback from businesses and commercial property owners about their interest in sewer service. If there is strong interest, the Board of County Commissioners may ask the countys legislative delegation to seek state funds currently earmarked for sewer projects. To attend the September meeting, please RSVP to the Chamber at 352-7933099 or via e-mail at email@example.com. Admission is free, and the meeting is open to all Lake Panasoffkee businesses, regardless of whether or not they are chamber members. The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce is the primary business organization in Sumter County, Florida, representing more than 425 business members. Its mission is to serve as the gateway to our county for visitors, residents and businesses alike, helping grow and thrive through increased visibility, advocacy, networking and information. For information about membership, please contact the chamber at 352-793-3099 or visit www.sumterchamber.org. Meeting of Panasoffkee businesses
P AGE 8S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011 LYNN THOMAS/Courtesy to the Sumter County TimesWebster Elementary students are shown during the first week of school buddy reading together. The students shown are Gideon Strickland (back) and Kevin Halfhill (front). First graders playing Sound Bingo and learning about their five senses are NiyTahj Clements Emily Burkes and Dareon Stanton (le ft to right). Kindergarten students are shown learning about their five senses by playing Sound Bingo. Shown are Jasmine Vega (front) and Santiago Verdejo (back). First graders Emily Burkes, Colby Causey, Simion Watson, Dareon Stanton and NiyTahj Clements (left to right) are shown making an addition number sentence, as they learn its parts. Kindergarteners Sabrina Luke, Maddy Parker (front, left to right) and Brooke Evans and Shyanne Majecie (back row, left to right) show the fewest and the most. Luke and Evans show the fewest and Parker and Majecie show the most. AT WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL First grader Aldan Johnson is shown making a model for an addition sentence.
S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011, P AGE 9 00097CV You Are Invited To ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY Sunday, September 11, 2011 @ 10:30 A.M. At FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH (Located 2 miles N. of Webster on Hwy. 471) Webster, FL B-1 ON SEPT. 11th! PRAY FOR AMERICA! CELEBRATING... The 33rd Anniversary Of Pastor Emery Kings Ministry With The Church Family Of Faith Baptist Church! Many Special Guests Will Gather Together For This Special Day In The Life & Ministry Of Pastor King And The Ministry Of F BC Pastor King And The Church Family Counts It A Joy And Great Honor To Serve Our Precious Lord By Serving In The Webster And Sumter County Area! Special Memorial Service Remembering 9-11-01 In Conjunction With The Anniversary Sunday Service, We Will Be Remembering September 11, 2001 When Our Nation Was Attacked By The Islamic Terrorist And We Also Will Be Remembering All Of Our Faithful Armed Forces That Have And Now Are Fighting The Enemies Of America! Also We Will Be Honoring The First Responders In All Cases Of Local Or National Emergencies! SCHEDULE OF THE DAY 10:30 A.M. SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY SERVICE FOLLOWED BY DINNER ON THE GROUNDS! & SPECIAL AFTERNOON SERVICE WITH SPECIAL SINGING BY THE HODGES FAMILY! PHONE 793-3718 EMERY KING, PASTOR 0008A1M 0009416 Sumter calendar Pet of the week These cute bundles of energy are now ready for their new homes. They are 8/10 weeks old, and like all kittens will keep you laughing all day long. To visit them of any of our other fuzzy friends call us at (352) 793-9117 visit our website www.hsspca.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Tux M Blk/Wht, Izzy F Tiger, Ozzy M Tiger, Boots M Tabby FRIDAY, SEPT. 9A 50s Ballroom Dance USA Dance Chapter 6106 Lake-Sumter Counties has planned a 50s Sock Hop themed ballroom dance with a free dance lesson at 7 p.m. followed by general dancing from 7:45 p.m. till 10 p.m. Music will be provided by The Santellas. Admission is $8 for members and $10 general admission. Location is Venetian Gardens Park Community Bldg., 109 E. Dixie Ave. (Rt. 44), Leesburg FL 34748. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. New this fall, two dances each are planned for September, October and November. Questions contact 352-293-8709. Visit us at www.usadancelake.com. Friday Night Fun Starting at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the VFW Post 10137 will have a New York strip steak dinner $10 a plate, with all the trimmings, cooked by master chef Dan Kanar, who has 35 years experience. Then, starting at 7 p.m., sing your heart out with Fred Green, the Karaoke King. Have a beer, spread some cheer at VFW Post10137, two miles north of the Florida National Cemetery on C.R. 476 B, Bushnell. Dont forget the Sunday morning breakfast 9/11 tribute to first reponders. Breakfast starts at 8 p.m. Interested in playing pool? Theres an upcoming tournament. Have an event coming up? Rent the VFW hall for weddings, reunions and more. The kitchen is also available for use. For more information, call 352-793-8511. SATURDAY, SEPT. 10Annual turkey shoot Sumter County Longbeards annual turkey shoot will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sumter County fairgrounds. Activities include: Archery target shooting and automatic clay target shooting. For kids there will be Daisys Take Aim educational booth, prizes, games and food. Bring your shotguns, 12 ga, 16ga, or 20 ga. Ammunition will be provided Proceeds help provide food for those in need within Sumter County, annual Jakes Fishng Day, Women in the Outdoor activities and Wheelin Sportsmen Outreach program. For more information call Marilyn Connel at 303-8828, Kathy Brannon at 793-5823, Cynthia Blanton at 212-9392 and Shirley parker at 793-4822. Granville Beville 2234, Bushell UDC First meeting of the Granville Beville 2234, Bushnell Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will be at the home of Jewell Stansell, at 10 a.m. The program will be A Tragic Romance: John Bell Hood and Sarah B uchanan Preston along with a guest speaker on the Ben Lomond Manor House in Manassas, Virginia by Delicia Walnofer of the Plant City 1931, Plant City. For more information or interested in joining our chapter, please contact: Carol Tomlinson, 352-5165720 or Joyce White, 352-793-8119. SUNDAY, SEPT. 11Free breakfast VFW Post 10137 will honor first responders, EMTS, firemen and law enforcement officers and their families with a special free breakfast starting at 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Breakfast is available for others attending for $6 a plate. Join the post to show community respect for local first responders. The post is on County Road 476B, about two miles north of the Florida National Cemetery. For information call the post at 793-8511.
Fun and GAMES P AGE 10SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011
S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011, P AGE 11 Anglers on Lake Panasoffkee: 241 Anglers Bass Fishing: 229 Bass caught: 331 Bass Released: 319 Pan Fish Caught: 301 Tracys Point Fishing Lodge was rocking Saturday night to the tunes of Chris Allen Broome Unpluged. It truly was a great Labor Day Weekend at Tracys Point with a plethora of Catfish caught off of our Pavilion during the evening off of live worms and hotdogs. In addition we have an electronic fish feeder which attracts all species of fish, in particular Blue Gill (which in turn attract Large Mouth Bass). These are the fish that are biting this time of year; Bluegill, Bass, Pickerel, and Brim. The Bass are still biting on rubber worms and top water plugs including Rapalas, Tiny Torpedos and Rebel Poppers, but the water is hot enough to entice the Bass to go into the shade to feed. Bluegill are biting on live red worms, and the rest of the fish bite on whatever you put in front of them. Until we see a drop in water temperature just fish the shade, whether it is under docks or trees it makes no difference thats where the fish will be. You may recall that I included in the last several articles information regarding Bass fishing which no doubt is one of Lake Panasoffkees primary assets. I thought it might be interesting over the next few articles to include information about other species of fish and other creatures that inhabit Lake Panasoffkee. This week I will include information concerning the Bowfin or otherwise known as the Mudfish. I recall years ago, prior to when my wife and I purchased Tracys Point, when she (Donna) and I fished Lake Panasoffkee quite a bit. I recall one fishing trip in particular we were rookies and caught our limit of Shellcrackers. We used a conventional stringer to keep our fish. When I pulled the stringer out of the water at the end of the day, the only thing left of the fish was the head Mudfish had a feast on the rest and we never knew what hit us. The following is a small article (source Wikipedia) concerning Bowfin. Heh, these fish, like the alligator are like prehistoric. Very interesting. Bowfin are usually not considered a good food fish compared to more popular freshwater game fish species, such as pike or trout. They are generally regarded as trash fish by sportsmen in the United States, because they eat more desirable species, including crayfish. They will occasionally strike and sometimes ruin with their powerful jaws artificial lures, but they generally strike on live or cut fishes. When hooked, Bowfin fight powerfully. Bowfin should be handled carefully, as they have very sharp teeth. They will continue to struggle even when pulled out of the water, and will attempt to bite anyone who is handling them. The list of local and alternate names the bowfin is known by is lengthy, but common ones include "dogfish", "mudfish", "grindle" (or "grinnel"),"swamp muskie", "black fish", "cottonfish" "swamp bass", "poisson-castor", "Speckled Cat" "beaverfish", "Cypress trout" and "lawyer". In parts of Louisiana they are called "tchoupique" or "choupique". I hope you enjoyed this information concerning the Bowfin the most important thing to remember is do not under any circumstances put your hand in their mouth you may lose some fingers. Good luck and good fishing Some Things Fishy at Tracys Point Fishing Lodge Fishing Report for week ending Sept. 4 By Donna and Steve Lind Chris Allen Broome Unpluged Band was playing at Tracy's Point this weekend and all the guest at the lodge were out on the dock to hear them play. This is what you call relaxing at the point, Chris Broome, Dustin Daily and Billy Harm were relaxing in the lake before they pl ayed in their band on the dock here at Tracy's Point Fishing Lodge for a group of approximately 100 Saturday evening. Sharon Parkinson and Billy Harm were hanging out at Tracy's Point Fishing lodge waiting to hear the band play. Daniel Fern was out fishing with his little girl and caught this nice 7lb Bass on a Watermelon horny toad. Steve and Leroy Rogers were out fishing on this nice Labor day weekend and caught 2 nice size Bass on a top water Rapala.
P AGE 12SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011 BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesKimberly Edwards and Brittany Smith were on hand to sample the chili and cast their votes. peared as if it satisfied South Sumter High head coach Inman Shermans wish list. The Raider defense had a shutout. Running back Shawn Baker had 17 carries for 106 yards. He was selected as Offensive Player of the Game. The whole team had 302 yards rushing while Wildwood had just 135 yards. South Sumter quarterback Ian Papenheim completed eight of 11 passes for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Clay Simmons was 2-for-5 with 34 yards and a touchdown pass. Receiver Ladovic Gibson caught two passes for 35 yards and a score. Jovonte Everett had two catches for 34 yards and a score. Defender Kenneth Maxwell intercepted a pass and was named Defensive Player of the Game. Sherman was very happy with what he saw. We thought everybody did a good job, said Sherman. Its the first time in quite a while we have had the entire team focused in the same direction. Our intensity level was high. Our effort was excellent on every play. We are proud of their efforts. We were happy with both quarterbacks. We played fast. We think its an advantage to play fast. Dont give the opponents time to rest. Friday, the Raiders get to play a large team. We play Clermont East Ridge, Sherman said. They are a little bit larger than us. Bud OHara coaches them. They are extremely well-coached. They do what they are supposed to do. To beat them, you have to work. It makes us better as a football team. Wildwood Highs coach would have preferred to start the season off with a victory especially against South Sumter. That didnt happen and the shutout was an extra punch in the gut for the Wildcats. South Sumter is good, said Wildwood coach Matt LaBranche. We made too many mental mistakes. Elliot West, a linebacker, had 23 tackles. Wildwood will play Brooksville Central High School there Friday at 7:30 p.m. Central is big, said LaBranche. I havent watched the film, so I dont know what they have. RAIDERS continued from Page 1 TAMMY FORE/Sumter County TimesSouth Sumter cheerleaders urge their players on during Friday nights game. TAMMY FORE/Sumter County TimesThe Raiders battled Friday night to take the victory against Wildwood. Offensive Player of the Week, TB Shawn Baker with Running Backs Coach Justin Borum. Shawn had 17 rushing carries for 106 yards and 1 pass reception for 19 yards. Defensive Player of the Week, DB Kenneth Maxwell with Defensive Backs Coach Jonathon Borum. Kenneth had 2 solo tackles and 9 assists, 1 pass break up and 1 pass interception. PLAYERS OF THE WEEK fun atmosphere and being able to partner with the amazing staff at Thomas Langley Medical Center made the event that much better, said Chamber membership representative and one of the event coordinators, Samantha Merritt. The dozens of guests were each given two dried chili beans and asked to drop the beans in the clear cups in front of their favorite chili. Before making their selection, they took samples from each of the crock pots, testing for flavor. The winning chili pot was made by the team of Cameron Youngblood and Brady Merritt Samantha Merritts son and husband, respectively. The team members declined to share their winning recipe, saying It is an exclusive recipe. Merritt said her son did the prep work for the dish and even skipped football practice to take part. Youngblood is a student at Bushnell Elementary School. Other challengers were Danny Smith of Smith and Smith Realty; Deanna Saunders of Osprey Point Nursing Center; Tracy Bumpus of Leveritt and Associates, PA; Sandy Lenoir of the Daily Commercial; Lavon Harkins of Lavon Harkins Ministries; Brooke Richwine of the Pampered Chef; Brandie Dixon of Thomas Langley Medical Center; Tony Kamus of Purcell Funeral Home; and Kellan Cook. Voters and cooks mixed and mingled as votes were cast, with Sumter County Chamber of Commerce office administrator Diane Boorum doing the final tally of bean votes. CHILI continued from Page 1 BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County Times Cameron Youngblood shows off his winning chili. He did the prep work in a partnership with Brady Merritt and the two took first place. Youngblood, a student at Bushnell Elementary and a football player on the Wolfpack team even passed on football practice to participate in the event. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesThe competitors are shown standing in a row, in front of their chili entry. Nathan Overstreet and Pam Bush coordinated the event from the Thomas E. Langley Medical Center side. The center hosted the cookoff.
S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011, P AGE 13 Advanced Tickets Available At: Hernando County Fairgrounds 6436 Broad St., Brooksville, FL Truck Rides 1/3 Sized Monster Trucks R/C Sled Pulling $15 General Admission Kids 12 yrs. to 3 Yrs. $12 Kids 3 Y rs. & Under FREE $ 2 OFF Child Ticket With This Ad Courtesy of Gunslinger Sponsored By: Come out to Crystal Chrysler Dodge Jeep and Aarons of Brooksville on September 8th to get a Monster Truck Shootout preview Please Join Us For Our Special 9-11 Tribute During Our 7pm Pre-Show on Sat., 9/10/11 Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast Master of Ceremonies Congressman Richard Nugent On display a piece of the steel beams from the Twin Towers and other memorabilia. Courtesy of the Westside Chapter of the Nam Knights Children will release balloons to symbolize our Hope for the Future! Retired Chief of Champlains Sgt. Major Steve Wilson, on duty at the Pentagon when it was hit, will be a featured speaker. With Purchase of an Admission Ticket www.hernandofairgrounds.com OR www.brooksvillepulling.com Ticket Info: 352-796-4552 OR 352-585-1062 Ranch Hand Feed Depot Brooksville Wagon Wheel Feed & Hardware Brooksville Harolds Auto Center Spring Hill Direct Auto Insurance Inverness Western Stampede Feed & Seed Masaryktown FREE PIT PARTY AT 5:30PM* TWO SHOWS: SEPT. 9TH & 10TH SHOW STARTS AT 7:30 PM There will be representatives of the military as well as the police and fire departments. 2,000 small flags will be distributed
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WALLER, deceased, File Number 2011 CP 000295 is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is P.O. Box 2587, 215 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, Florida 33513. The names and address of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 1, 2011. Personal Representative: JASON J. WALLER 4317 S. Alpine Ave., Inverness, FL 33538 Attorney for Personal Representative: RANDALL N. THORNTON FL Bar No. 176505 P.O. Box 58, Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538 (352) 793-4040 September 1 & 8, 2011. 621-0908 SCT Canada, Linda Hollis 2011 CP 000274 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 000274 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF LINDA HOLLIS CANADA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LInda Hollis Canada, deceased, whose date of death was June 14, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. 622-0908 SCTJudd, Garlie 2011 CP 000312 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011 CP 000312 IN RE: ESTATE OF GARLIE JUDD, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Garlie Judd, deceased, whose date of death was July 31, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of Circuit Court, 215 East McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims and demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of the notice is required to be served must file their claim with the Clerk of Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 1, 2011. Co-Personal Representatives /s/ Clifford Wesley Judd 10906 CR 683 D-1A, Webster, FL 33597 /s/ Wanda Ysidron 5034 CR 683 D-1, Webster, FL 33597 Attorney for Personal Representative /s/ Felix M. Adams Florida Bar No. 0358282 138 Bushnell Plaza Suite 201, Bushnell, FL 33513 (352) 793-6900 September 1 & 8, 2011. 625-0915 SCT Midora, Gary J. 2011-CP-000300 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT CORT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-000300 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF GARY J. MIDORA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Gary J. Midora, deceased, whose date of death was July 7, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, Florida 33513. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WTIHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 8, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Nancy L. Umerlik 34552 Spring Valley Drive, Westland, Michigan 48185 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Jeffrey P. Skates Attorney for Nancy L. Umerlik Florida Bar Number: 988650 MCLIN BURNSED P.O. Box 1299, The Villages, Florida 32158-1299 Telephone: (352) 259-5011 Fax: (352) 205-8413 September 8 & 15, 2011. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTON 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 1, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Carmen C. Schmotzer 43939 Afton Terrace, Ashburn, Virginia 20147 Attorney for Personal Representative: Jason R. Mosley Attorney for Carmen C. Schmotzer Florida Bar Number 388650 GALLOWAY JOHNSON TOMPKINS BURR AND SMITH 118 East Garden Street, Pensacola, Florida 32502 Telephone: (850) 436-7000 Fax: (850) 436-7099 E-Mail: email@example.com September 1 & 8, 2011. 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Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Condos For Sale Developer Closeout Sale! Sat. 9/3 Only Prime Panama City Beach Waterfront Condo 3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Only $289,900! Similar Unit Sold For $751,000. Bonus: NO CLOSING COSTS Over 40 units sold in just 6 weeks! Only 9 units remain. Call before theyre gone! (877)888-2296 x90 Out of Town Real Estate BANK FORECLOSURED LAND LIQUIDATION from $9900, Blue Ridge mountains, paved roads, utilities, county water, panoramic views, excellent financing. Sale Sept .24th Call Now! 888-757-6867 x 214 RVs/Mobile Homes GA LAND SALE 17 Tract to choose from. Creeks, ponds sites, wooded, clear cut, Visit our website. str egispaper .com Out of Town Real Estate GA LAND SALE 17 Tract to choose from. 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ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Two buses rolled away from South Sumter High School last week with more than 60 pints of blood all taken from dozens of students and staff. But not to fret, this was a good thing a successful collection for the Florida Blood Centers and the more than 180 people who will benefit from the donations. Thats because for every one pint of blood taken, the lives of three people can be saved, according to teacher and health academy instructor Heather Kadur. She coordinates the blood bank visits to the school. Typically, they come four times a year, but this year it will be five. Their next stop is on Oct. 20 and then on Dec. 15. Theyre slated to come just over 56 days apart, which is the waiting time before students and faculty would be able to donate again. Kadur sees numerous benefits in the process the first of which is saving lives. But she also points out that the students make several gains. They feel like they get to be a part of saving peoples lives and they are, Kadur said, noting they really get it when they take the number of actual pints gathered and multiply by three the blood is separated into three different components packed red blood cells, platelets and plasma. Each of those components could be used for a different recipient. The school donated 56 whole pints and seven ALYX donations. A double red cell donation takes just a few minutes longer than a regular donation and its like giving a double donation of blood. For the public, the benefits are in the donations and getting the word out on trauma and natural disaster needs. Adding to their medical knowledge, the students learn about confidentiality and gain experience with what a phlebotomist does. They get the added bonus of learning their blood type, if they dont already know. I think its a great educational experience for the students, Kadur said. But theres more. Since theyve committed to donate exclusively to the Florida Blood Banks, students have a chance to earn a Florida Blood Banks scholarship. Every senior who donates a minimum of one full unit during their senior year, has a chance at a scholarship, Kadur said. The school came up with the requirements and blood bank approved it. Last year, We had four recipients of that scholarship they got a minimum of $650 each. The first year it was one student and the scholarship was extremely large, Kadur said, noting that the next year they decided to spread the wealth. While the students are doing a great job of giving and gaining education, Kadur pointed out that there are also several staff members dedicated to donating. Blood drive can lead to scholarships B RENDAL OCKLEAR Staff Writer BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesKim Berry, Rosie Vera and Chalandra Shaw (from left) of Floridas Blood Centers of Marion County along with others staff members collected blood from South Sumter High School students and staff. Students Bailey Raulerson and Elena Ramos (continuing)were two of the students to donate blood.
S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011, P AGE 15 OPEN 7 DAYS 8 0 0 3 3 5 4 3 9 5 800-335-4395 3 5 2 3 4 3 2 2 4 1 352-343-2241 Proud Sponsor of Sumter County SPCA Jeff Says: Your Sumter County Humane Society/SPCA needs your help. Please stop by or call and adopt a new friend. 352-793-9117 www.hsspca.org B A C K B Y P O P U L A R D E M A N D B A C K B Y P O P U L A R D E M A N D BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND S I N G L E W I D E S S I N G L E W I D E S SINGLE WIDES S T A R T I N G A T $ 2 8 9 9 5 S T A R T I N G A T $ 2 8 9 9 5 STARTING AT $28,995 C O M P L E T E C O M P L E T E COMPLETE! WHY NOT GET THE MOST FOR YOUR MONEY! No Hidden Fees Some Models Completely Furnished We Build, Finance and Insure Our Homes Serving Florida for 43 Years 00095KL *PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE & IMPROVEMENTS S C O T T S C O T T SCOTT D ISPLAY O NLY $ 5 6 9 0 0 $ 5 6 9 0 0 $ 56,900* 2 BDRM, 2 BATH 933 SF L O T M O D E L O N LY $ 3 6 5 0 0 $ 3 6 5 0 0 $ 36,500* Z A C K Z A C K ZACK 3 BDRM, 2 BATH 1060 SF L OT M OD EL O NLY $ 3 9 9 0 0 $ 3 9 9 0 0 $ 39,900* M I N N I E M I N N I E MINNIE S AVE THOUSANDS 3 BDRM, 2 BATH W/DEN 1458 SF $500 DOWN AND YOUR DEED IS ALL YOU NEED! COME SEE OUR EXCITING 2012 MODELS THESE HOMES ARE PRICED BELOW INVOICE TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE 2012 MODELS! 623-0908 SCT9/12 Training Sumter County School BoardPUBLIC NOTICE The Sumter County School Board will meet on Monday, September 12, 2011 at 12:00 noon for a closed Florida School Board Association Training Session at 200 Cleveland Avenue, Wildwood, FL 34785. September 8, 2011. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices 624-0915 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY Proposed Base Flood Elevation Determination for the Unincorporated Areas of Sumter County, Florida and Case No. 11-04-6000P The Department of Homeland Securitys Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) solicits technical information or comments on the proposed Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) shown in the Flood Insurance Study and/or on the Flood Insurance Rate Map for your community. These proposed BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that your community is required to either adopt or show evidence of having in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified for participation in the National Flood Insurance Program. For a detailed listing of the proposed BFEs and information on the statutory period provided for appeals, please visit FEMAs website at https://www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/Scripts/bfe_main.asp, or call the FEMA Map Information eXchange (FMIX) toll free at 1-877-FEMA MAP. September 8 & 15, 2011. 630-0915 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS Florida Department of Transportation Project Bids will be received by the District Five Deland Office until 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 4, 2011, for the following projects: Proposal ID E5Q40. Retention Pond Cleaning in Sumter County. Budget Estimate $73,750.00 No Certifications of Qualification are required for these projects. Complete letting advertisement information for these projects is available on our website at http://www.dot.state.fl.us/contractsadministrationdistrict5/ or by calling (386) 943-5517. September 8 & 15, 2011. 631-0908 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE LEGAL NOTICE WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA (WCF) is issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit responses from organizations which have a history of success delivering community-based job placement programs. It is the intent of WCF to fund innovative programs that help out of work individuals, some of whom may be facing serious barriers to future employment, prepare for and obtain a job. The RFP document may be obtained by sending an email to Alice@wcfla.com or visiting WCFs website at www.workfor cecentralflorida.com A letter of intent must be submitted no later than Wednesday September 14, 2010. The completed proposal must be submitted to WCF no later than 12:00 noon EST (Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday September 28, 2011 September 8, 2011. 632-0908 SCT Elig. to vote-Sabb, Michelle & Wallbrown, Franklin PUBLIC NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN: MICHELLE L. SABB Last known address of: 804 Lee St., Wildwood, FL 34785 FRANKLIN F. WALLBROWN Last known address of: 5425 E C-468, Wildwood, FL 34785 You are hereby notified pursuant to Florida Statutes 98.075(7) that your eligibility to vote is in question. You are required to contact the Supervisor of Elections, in Bushnell, Florida, no later than thirty (30) days after the date of this publishing. Failure to respond will result in a determination of ineligibility by the Supervisor and your name will be removed from the statewide voter registration system. Karen S. Krauss, Sumter County Supervisor of Elections 900 North Main Street, Bushnell, Florida 33513 September 1, 2011 September 8, 2011. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 627-0915 SCT Vs. Sumter Wade Development, LLC 2011-CA-000259 Amended Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2011-CA-000259 RBC BANK (USA), Plaintiff, vs. SUMTER WADE DEVELOPMENT, LLC, UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1 and UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 29th day of September, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., at the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 E. McCollum Avenue, Suite 327, Bushnell, Florida 33513, the following real property will be sold to the highest and best bidder for cash, to-wit: The East 1661.78 feet of the North 1/2 of the North 1/2 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 24, Township 18 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, less Right of Way for County Road 209. The sale will be made pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in Civil No. 2011-CA-000259 now pending in the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Sumter County, Florida Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 28th day of July, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, CLERK OF COURT Sumter County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, As Deputy Clerk JOHN B. SHOEMAKER, ESQ. Florida Bar No. 0870617 BURR & FORMAN LLP 369 North New York Avenue, 3rd Floor, Winter Park, FL 32789 Telephone: 407-647-4455 Facsimile: 407-740-7063 Attorney for Plaintiff September 8 & 15, 2011. 70672 v1 628-0915 SCTVs. Walker, Michael W. 60-2010-CA-000273 Notice of Foreclosure SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 60-2010-CA-000273 DIVISION WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL W. WALKER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated June 28, 2011 and entered in Case No. 60-2010-CA-000273 of the Circuit Court of the FIFTH Judicial Circuit in and for SUMTER County, Florida wherein WACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL W. WALKER; MARTIN J. CONLIN; MERCANTILE BANK DIV OF CAROLINAFIRST; TENANT #1 N/K/A DANIEL MAHONEY N/K/A DANIEL MAHONEY; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell, FL, SUMTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE at 10:00 a.m., on the 29th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: 629-0915 SCT Vs. Cypress Village, LLC 2010-CA-000364 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 2010-CA-000364 WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, a Pennsylvania corporation, Plaintiff, vs. CYPRESS VILLAGE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, et al., Defendants. SJS LAND COMPANY, a Florida corporation, Counterclaim Plaintiff and Cross Claim Plaintiff, vs. WATCH TOWER BIBLE AND TRACT SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA, a Pennsylvania corporation, Counterclaim-Defendant, CYPRESS VILLAGE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, et al., Cross Claim Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Amended Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure as to Count I entered August 29, 2011in Case No. 2010-CA-000364, in the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Sumter County, Florida, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash on the west steps of the Sumter County Historic Courthouse, 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell Florida on September 29, 2011, at the hour of 10:00 a.m., the property described on Exhibit A attached hereto: Any party claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated at Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, this 30th day of August, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk NOTICE PURSUANT TO THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at the Office of the Trial Court Administrator, Sumte rCounty Courthouse, 215 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, Florida 33513, Telephone (352) 569-6012, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this information if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Exhibit A The property described as Parcel A hereto, together with that certain Easement dated May 16, 2001 and recorded in Official Records Book 892, Page 416, Public Records of Sumter County, Florida, over and across the property described as Parcel B hereto. Parcel A: That portion of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 18, Township 19 South, Range 23 East, Sumter County, Florida described as follows: From the Northwest corner of the southwest 1/4 of said Section 18, run South 00 degrees 01 West along the West line of said Southwest 1/4, a distance of 285.47 feet, thence North 89 degrees 49 East. A distance of 382.10 feet to the Point of Beginning of this Description, from said point run North 89 degrees 49 East, a distance of 750.00 feet, thence South 00 degrees 00 West, a distance of 150.00 feet to a point on a line, said line being the Westerly projection of the centerline of Sulpher Springs Slough Ditch, thence run North 89 degrees 49 East along said line and along said centerline of Sulpher Springs Slough Ditch, a distance of 1473.00 feet to a point on the West Right of Way line of U.S. Highway 301 (100 feet wide), thence run South 00 degrees 00 West along said West Right of Way line a distance of 1866.00 feet, thence departing said West Right of Way line, run North 89 degrees 59 West, a distance of 1255.02 feet to a point on a line, said line being centered within the 295.00 foot wide Florida Power Corporation Right of Way Easement, thence North 44 degrees 29 West along said line a distance of 1380.85 feet, thence departing said line, run North 00 degrees 00 East a distance of 1023.90 feet to the Point of Beginning. Parcel B: That portion of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 18, Township 19 South, Range 23 East, Sumter County, Florida, described as follows: From the Northwest corner of the Southwest 1/4 of said Section 18, run South 00 degrees 01 West along the West line of said Southwest 1/4, a distance of 285.47 feet, thence North 89 degrees 49 East a distance of 382.10 feet, thence South 00 degrees 00 West a distance of 284 feet to Point of Beginning (P.O.B.) of this description. From said POB thence North 84 degrees 12 West, a distance of 100 feet, thence North 71 degrees 41 West, a distance of 100 feet, thence North 59 degrees 09 West, a distance of 100 feet, thence North 46 degrees 38 West, a distance of 100 feet, thence North 36 degrees 06 West, a distance of 100 feet, thence North 21 degrees 35 West, a distance of 100 feet, thence North 09 degrees 03 West, a distance of 100 feet, thence North 03 degrees 01 East, a distance of 132 feet to the Easterly boundary of CSX Railroad Right of Way, thence South 22 degrees 16 West along the Easterly boundary of said Right of Way, a distance of 283 feet, thence Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices South 02 degrees 21 East, a distance of 155 feet, thence South 14 degrees 41 East, a distance of 100 feet, thence South 24 degrees 20 East, a distance of 100 feet, thence South 34 degrees 00 East, a distance of 100 feet, thence South 43 degrees 40 East, a distance of 100 feet, thence South 53 degrees 20 East, a distance of 100 feet, thence South 62 East, a distance of 100 feet, thence South 72 degrees 39 East, a distance of 100 feet, thence South 82 degrees 19 East, a distance of 100 feet that is to a point that is South 00 degrees 00 West of the POB, thence North 00 degrees 00 East, a distance of 340 feet back to the Point of Beginning September 8 & 15, 2011. 0046419\143742\1338276\2 Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK D, LESS THE 14 FEET OFF THE EAST SIDE OF LOT 2, MISSION HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 4 1/2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA.. A/K/A 404 N WARFIELD AVENUE, WILDWOOD, FL 34785 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on July 8, 2011. Gloria R. Hayward, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk September 8 & 15, 2011. F09115652 Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices Forclosure Sale/ Action Notices 626-0915 SCTVs. Miner, Harold M. 2009-CA-000734 Notice of SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA-000734 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. HAROLD M. MINER, et al., Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Scheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on April 5, 2011, in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front steps of the West entrance of the Historical Court House, SUMTER COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell, Florida 33513 at 10:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 15 VILLAGES OF SUMTER MOUNT VERNON VILLAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGES 15 AND 15A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 2047 THURMOND AVENUE, THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA 32162. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ENTERED at Sumter County, Florida, this 23 day of August, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, As Clerk, Circuit Court, Sumter, Florida (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, As Deputy Clerk September 8 & 15, 2011. BBM-C-1593JA
P AGE 16SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 8, 2011