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Title: Sumter County times
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Place of Publication: Sumterville Sumter County Fla
Publication Date: 12-15-2011
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204 E. McCollum Ave. Bushnell, Florida 33513 Call us at (352) 793-2161 Sumter County Times COUNTY CHRISTMAS EVENTS Thursday, December 15, 2011Volume 125 Number 50Established in 1881 50 Cents E-mail us: news@sctnews.com For more news, videos, photos Visit us: sumtercountytimes.comT IMES INSIDE: QUICK CLICK SUMTER COUNTY Countywide drug arrests continue Members of the Sumter County Sheriffs Office Special Investigation Squad continued apprehending drug suspects last week as part of the sheriffs office efforts to deter illegal drug activity in the county. This is an operation that never stops, said sheriffs Capt. Kevin Hofecker. Some of the arrests were from cases that go back several months to when squad members began making arrests as part of Operation Summer Sweep when 34 drug suspects were arrested as law enforcement officers swept through the county apprehending drug suspects. Heres the list of suspects apprehended last week: On Tuesday, Dec. 6: Raheem Donte Smith, 18, Wildwood, was arrested on two counts of possession and two counts of sale of Raheem Donte Smith FIRE DESTROYS FAMILIES HOME BRENDA LOCKLEAR/SumterCounty TimesHannah, 12, Alisha, Rebekah, 17, are show left to right in the back, with Emma 8 standing front and Cayden, eight months and Camryn, 2 being held. They were six of eight people living in the Center Hill home. They lost everything in a house fire last week. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/SumterCounty TimesThe fire burned hot and fast, twisting the metal frame supporting the home. The wind carried the flames behind the house to destroy a shed and the Christmas presents Wallace had purchased for the children. Aside from the twisted frame and mangled pieces of metal, the only thing left standing is a metal yard butterfly near the room where the fire started. Lake Panasoffkee man arrested for sexually battering girl, 13 A Lake Panasoffkee man was arrested last week for repeatedly sexually battering a 13-year-old girl. Waylon G. Croom, 31, was arrested at 6:40 p.m. last Thursday, Dec. 8, on six counts of sexual battery, according to a sheriffs office report. Croom was arrested when sheriffs deputies were called to a Lake Panasoffkee residence to investigate a report that the suspect was having sexual contact with a 13-yearold girl, according to the report. The crime was discovered by the victims mother while the unlawful sexual activity was occurring. Croom reportedly fled the residence but was later located and arrested by sheriffs deputies. During an interview with law enforcement investigators, Croom confessed to having sexual contact with the girl, according to the report. Detectives determined that Croom had sexual contact with the victim at least six times during the previous year. Croom has been taken to the Sumter County Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of an $180,000 bond. The victims identity is not being released due to her age and nature of the offense, but she was not injured. B OB R EICHMAN Editor See DRUGS Page 2 B OB R EICHMAN Editor Raymond Jackson Jr. Justin Lavar Parris Dontrell Lamar Riche Families lose more than house in fire No clothes, no food, no home for two families in Center Hill, thats the reality of a house fire last Thursday morning. Alicia Wallace, her five children, David Higgins and his 71-year-old mother Linda were all living in a doublewide home with add-ons. The day after the fire, Alicia Wallace had just finished rummaging through a pile of donated clothes, stacked under a shed behind the burned house. She was trying to find things for the children to wear, things that would protect them from the chilly breeze. She walked out to the pile of burned rubble that had once been her home and surrounded by friends and family, she recalled barbecues and birthdays and other gatherings, with homemade candies and cookies at Christmas. Wallace said people have been telling her that the items can be replaced and points out that theyre right that the items can be replaced. But then she talks about her grandmother Anna Wallace the woman who raised her there in Center Hill on that parcel of land. Waylon G. Croom, 31, was arrested at 6:40 p.m. last Thursday, Dec. 8, on six counts of sexual battery, Sheriffs office arrests suspect Detectives determined that Croom had sexual contact with the victim at least six times during the previous year. B RENDAL OCKLEAR Staff Writer See FIRE Page 2

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This was more than a house to me, because I was raised right here. My memories of her are here. Some things are just not replaceable, she said. All the family used to come over, she noted, adding that they called it Grannys place. You can say youre at home but this was at home. Wallace had just returned from the doctors office Thursday morning and decided to take a nap both her youngest son and her oldest daughter had been ill and they had gotten little sleep the night before. Wallace, her son Cayden, her daughter Rebekah and Mrs. Higgins were all napping. As they were sleeping, Higgins was on the front porch and smelled smoke. He went inside and found the fire, but was unable to put it out. In the meantime he began yelling for everyone to get out of the house. Wellss uncle, David Wallace said the heat broke a window out in the front room. Between the broken window and the high winds that day, the fire took off. They figure it took less than 10 minutes to destroy the entire structure. As quick as the fire was it burned hot, twisting the metal frame that held the structure up. Wallace said the wind also blew the fire into a shed behind the home where she had stored all their Christmas presents. As the fire raged and they waited for the fire department to come from Bushnell, her daughter Hannah, 12, was on the way home from school. She got off the school bus and had to stand out in the road and watch it burn, said Wallace. They did not have insurance she said she was told the home was too old to insure. Higgins and his mom were slated to move into an apartment in the near future, but in the meantime, they also lost what they had. The cause of the fire was ruled unintentional and undetermined, according to Sumter County Fire Chief Leland Greek. He said the response time for the fire department was 16 minutes and notes that the day was windy and the fire spread quickly. The first of the two families includes Alicia, her daughtters Hannah, 12, Rebekah, 17, and Emma, 8; her sons Camryn, 2 and Cayden, eight months. The second family includes David and his mother Linda. As for clothing sizes, Alicia, Rebekah and Hannah all wear size 5-7; Emma wears size 10; Camryn 2T and Cayden wears nine to 12 months; Higgins wears mens 32x32 pants and large shirts and Mrs. Higgins wears size 7/8. Wallace said things are being dropped off at Chucks Odd Cuples in Bushnell. Wallaces uncle choked up as he recalled being raised on the property. He said hes the one who actually built additions on to the mobile home. The original property also included a two-story home behind the current half-acre site. That was sold and the Wallace family moved a mobile home onto the smaller parcel, adding a 1974 doublewide to the property. The smaller parcel also still houses what was once Wallaces Garage. The remaining land and home were passed down to Alicia when her grandmother died. Mr. Wallace said he worked on his first transmission when he was only 14. His father died by the time he hit 20 and he was the one running the shop. He said hes known around the area as The Transmission Man. He was already working on removing the metal, copper and other scraps to raise money. A neighbor had already volunteered one of his machines and his time to help the next day. Wallaces plan is to pay to have the electric moved and power in the shop restored with the hope of keeping things going, he said. P AGE 2S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011 000A1ER E XTENDED H OLIDAY H OURS : D EC 19-23 Open till 8PM. We will close at 7PM on Christmas Eve. ( 3 5 2 ) 5 6 9 W E S T ( 9 3 7 8 ) (352) 569-WEST (9378) 2249 W C-48 Rd., Bushnell, FL 33513 CY WESTERN HAS LAYAWAY! 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Bond set at $60,000. On Wednesday, Dec. 7: Wendy Webb Robison, 47, Webster, was arrested for sale of synthetic narcotic, possession of synthetic narcotic with intent to sell, sale of drugs, possession of drugs with intent to sell, using a two-way device to facilitate a felony. Bond set at $125,500. Patricia Renee Roberts, 40, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested for sale of synthetic and possession of synthetic narcotic, using a two-way device to facilitate a felony and keeping a shop or vehicle for drugs. Bond set at $45,500. On Thursday, Dec. 8: Akeem Diontray McCloud, 18, Wildwood, was arrested for sale and possession of cocaine, using a two-way device to facilitate a felony and robbery. Bond was set at $$45,500. We will continue to be out there making cases, Hofecker said. People need to be aware of that. Wendy Robison Patricia Roberts Akeem McCloud DRUGS continued from Page 1 We will continue to be out there making cases, Sheriffs Capt. Kevin Hofecker said. FIRE continued from Page 1

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Sumter Sheriffs Special Investigative Squad has arrested Mark Allen Stacey, 42, of Istachatta charging him Sale of Oxycodone and Possession of Oxycodone with Intent to Sell. Stacey sold Oxycodone pills to an undercover operative during an operation being conducted by the sheriffs office. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at approximately 1022 hours, detectives contacted Stacey at the Sumter Correctional Institution where he is employed as a state correctional officer. Stacey was arrested without incident and taken to the Sumter County Detention Center in lieu of a Tuesday, Dec. 6Debbie Abazia, 41, The Villages, was arrested for domestic battery. Bond set at $1,500. Willie F. Smith, 55, Wildwood, was arrested for possession of narcotic equipment. Bond set at $500. Gregory Sloan Franklin, 31, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested for driving under the influence and violation of probation. No bond set. Wednesday, Dec. 7Johnathon Edward Harris, 22, Bushnell, was arrested for writ of bodily attachment. No bond set. Billy Joe Kelly III, 22, Wildwood, was arrested for writ of bodily attachment. No bond set. Cecily J. Stephenson, 20, Bushnell, was arrested for violation of probation. No bond set. Travis L. Waver, 29, Wildwood, was arrested for withholding support. Bond set at $570. Thyron Dwaine Brown, 37, Wildwood, was arrested for writ of bodily attachment. No bond set. Courtney Levar Turner, 31, Wildwood, was arrested for resisting an officer and failure to register as a convicted felon. Bond set at $750. Michael Alan White, 51, Webster, was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender. Latori Lewis, 21, Wildwood, was arrested on two counts of fraud. Bond set at $4,000. Thursday, Dec. 8Alvin Lesley Matthews, 33, Wildwood, was arrested for possession of narcotic equipment. Bond set at $500. Larry Paul Lucas, 67, Bushnell, was arrested for violation of probation. No bond set. Lwanda Rochelle Richie, 37, Wildwood, was arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond set at $500. Narciso Alvarez, 25, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested on a Hernando County warrant. Bond set at $2,000. Friday, Dec. 9Beulah Trenise Jackson, 32, Wildwood, was arrested for larceny. Bond set at $250. Edgard Luis Rivera, 26, Webster, was arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond set at $250. Saturday, Dec. 10Kody J. Stump, 20, Bushnell, was arrested for possession of narcotic equipment. Bond set at $500. Jesse Daniel Scott, 25, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested for driving under the influence. Bond set at $500. Sunday, Dec. 11Martin Randle Pate, 45, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested for battery. Bond set at $3,000. Carol E. Leonard, 27, Bushnell, was arrested on a Pasco County warrant. Bond set at $10,000. Asa Trejon Graham, 18, Wildwood, was arrested on a warrant. No bond set. Nicole Lynn Crampton, 19, Webster, was arrested on a Citrus County warrant. No bond set. Monday, Dec. 12John Arthur Swint, 32, Webster, was arrested for sale and possession of marijuana. Bond set at $40,000. Ryan Devon Simmons, 28, Wildwood, was arrested on two counts of driving while license suspended. Bond set at $1,000. Heather Patricia Gleason, 27, Wildwood, was arrested for child neglect. Bond set at $5,000. Reginald Keith Scott Jr., 19, Wildwood, was arrested for possession of cocaine, resisting an officer and battery. Bond set at $15,000. Demetrius L. Johnson, 39, Wildwood, was arrested for battery. Bond set at $5,000. S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011, P AGE 3 ESTABLISHED1881(USPS#535-880)GIVEUSACALL NewsDepartment.............. 352-793-2161 Circulation..................1-888852-2340 RetailAdvertising....... ....... 352-793-2161 ClassifiedAdvertising..TollFree1-877-676-1403 Fax.......................... 352-793-1486 TheSumterCountyTimesispublishedThursdays, 52timesayear,forasubscriptionpriceof $25.00peryearinSumterCountyby:S UMTER C OUNTY T IMES 204E.McCollumAve. Bushnell,Florida33513 Deadlines: Displayadvertising Proof.................... Fridayat3:00p.m. Final....................Mondayat3:00p.m. ClassifiedAdvertising.........TuesdayatnoonPeriodicalPostagepaidatBushnell,Florida,and atadditionalmailingoffices. POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO SUMTERCOUNTYTIMES. Most Wanted 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 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. Farina Gordan, 32 427 N.W. 85th Blvd., Wildwood Charges: Possession of cocaine. Abel Perez, 28 16135 S. U.S. 301, Summerfield Charges: Two counts organized fraud/less than $20,000. Christina Obenour, 19 11877 S.W. 37th Dr., Webster Charges: False reports to LEO autorities; false official statement. Tori Turner, 31 1902 Warm Springs Ave., Coleman Charges: Sale of cocaine. David Dionne, 31 483 Emory Lane, Centerhill Charges: Writ of bodily attachment. Alexis Rodriguez, 33 1412 S. U.S. 301, Sumterville Charges: Obtaining property by means of worthless check. William Myers, 45 12525 S.W. 49th Way, Webster Charges: Driving with license suspended or revoked third subsequent conviction. Kevin Koontz, 32 1019 C.R. 479, Lake Panasoffkee Charges: Child abuse without great bodily harm ECT; failure to register as a convicted felon. Mary Reed, 54 8803 C.R. 622A, Bushnell Charges: Cultivating cannabis. Police report 000A0EF 352-568-2500 www.WadeLaw.us Criminal Defense DUI Civil Litigation Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Real Estate Closings Wills Estate Planning Probate James E Wade, III Esq. Attorney at Law SINCE 1983 1452 W. HWY 48 BUSHNELL, FL 33513 OFFICE: (352) 793-8861 CELL: (352) 303-0000 Ill Put Your Feet Back on the Street JARRETT PARISH BAIL BONDS, LLC 000A2N1 000A1HK NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS Now Open on Fridays Surveillance video leads to arrest A neighbors surveillance video led to the arrest last week of a Lake Panasoffkee man, already on probation for dealing in stolen property, for reportedly breaking into a residence and stealing two air conditioners. Richard W. Leonard, 41, was charged with burglary, grand theft, criminal mischief, and violation of probation in connection with the burglary of an unoccupied Lake Panasoffkee residence, according to a sheriffs office report. Leonard was arrested after sheriffs deputies were called to an unoccupied residence in the 1700 block of County Road 433 in Lake Panasoffkee on Thursday, Dec. 8, to investigate a reported burglary, according to the report. The break-in was captured on surveillance video from a nearby residence. The video led to the identification of Leonard. During the break-in, Leonard reportedly stole two air conditioners as well as damaged the residence. Deputies located and arrested Leonard on County Road 426A, recovering the air conditioners as well as other property, the report states. Sheriffs detectives interviewed Leonard who confessed to committing the break-in as well as others in the Lake Panasoffkee area over the past two months. Detectives also determined that Leonard is currently on probation for dealing in stolen property. He was placed in the Sumter County Detention Center without bond. Corrections officer arrested Oxford woman dies in wreck A two-vehicle collision last weekend claimed the life of a 70-year-old Oxford woman. The accident happened at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, on U.S. 301 at County Road 104, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Investigators have not determined if Coleen Elizabeth Campbell, 18, Oxford, was traveling southbound on U.S. 301 and turning east onto County Road 104 or if she was traversing the intersection from west to east when the accident happened, according to the report. The 2001 Ford Escape she was driving was found facing southwest in the northbound lanes of U.S. 301 at the intersection of County Road 104. Campbell was seriously injured in the accident and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Her passenger, Julia Smith Campbell, 70, also of Oxford, died at the scene of the crash, according to the report. She was not wearing a seatbelt. A 2003 Toyota Sequoia, driven by Jodi Lopesil Vero Eiland, 36, Deland, was traveling north in the outside lane of U.S. 301 approaching C.R. 104 when Campbells vehicle traveled into Eilands path and the vehicles collided, according to the report. Eiland was not injured in the accident. An investigation continues. B OB R EICHMAN Editor Richard W. Leonard Mark Allen Stacey B OB R EICHMAN Editor Win a quilt made and donated by Evans Embroidery of Evans Hardware, Inc. in Bushnell, Florida. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets. Quilt will be raffled on Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Annual Reenactment. Participants need not be present to win. The quilt will be mailed to the winner. Tickets are available at the Dade Battlefield Office and also on sale during the reenactment at the Dade Lodge. Raffle is sponsored by Dade Battlefield Society and proceeds will be used for park programs. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, FL 33513; 352-793-4781.

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P AGE 4S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011 Holiday season pet safety tips T he colder weather may make us feel all cozy and comfy but it can be a very dangerous and harmful season for your pets without your diligence as their caregiver. Here are a few common sense tips to protect your pets during the holiday season provided by the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County: Keep pets inside when the temperature drops. Cats can get frostbite and should be kept indoors. Many dog breeds are highly susceptible to the cold. Feed your livestock extra forage during harsh weather and check that outdoor water lines to their troughs have not frozen. If you will be out of town for the holidays, make arrangements early for your pets. Make sure you provide your pet sitter or boarding facility all veterinary contact information and enough pet food and medications. Make sure antifreeze is inaccessible, and clean up any spills immediately. Antifreeze has a sweet taste animals find irresistible, but can be deadly. If you suspect your pet has gotten into any potentially poisonous substance, call your veterinarian or Leesburg Emergency Veterinary Hospital at 352-728-4440. Holiday Decorations and Foods: Hazards such as tinsel, ribbons, chocolate, dough, water under the tree, mistletoe and light bulbs can be dangerous if accessed by your pets. Keep decorations out of reach. Pets risk electrocution, fire, poisoning or choking. Bones from holiday meals should not be offered as they can easily break and splinter into sharp pieces, causing blockage and/or perforation of the intestinal tract. A pet who has any bone lodged in its digestive system may not exhibit any symptoms such as appetite, depression, vomiting or diarrhea for one or two days. Holiday Festivities and Visitors: If your pet is not used to parties, noise, is food/toy aggressive, consider placing them in a quiet part of the house until the guests leave. Conversely, if your pet is a party animal and loves to mingle, be sure to ask your guests not to slip them table scraps, bones or treats. Make sure pets wear proper identification such as a tag with two phone numbers and it is micro-chipped. Also, county license tags greatly increase the chances of reuniting a lost pet with its owner. If you are travelling with your pets, transport them in a secure crate, wearing their ID. In the event of a vehicular accident, pets can easily escape the car and risk being injured, lost or causing another accident on the roadways. Give the Gift of Life: After the holidays have passed, consider adopting a friend for life as a gift to yourself and save a life from your local animal rescue or county shelter. Do not give any live animals as gifts to others. Allow them to choose their future pet and you donate the adoption fee as their gift. Let the new pet settle into a normal environment after the holiday commotion has subsided and the family routine has returned to normal. Quiet time and consistency to bond with their new family is very important for a new pet when everyone is not distracted from the holidays. Donate or volunteer to help save homeless pets. If you cant adopt a pet, you can still make a difference to an animal in need at your local shelter. To help the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. this holiday season and year-round, you can reach them at 352-793-9117, hsspca.org or PO Box 67, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538. The Splendor of Christmas Providence Baptist Church would like to invite you to come and visit with us on Dec. 18 and hear our choir as they present, The Splendor of Christmas in the morning service. The songs in this beautiful cantata will bless and warm the hearts of those who hear it. Those who hear will walk away thinking of the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus. We also wish to invite you to come and be a part of our special Christmas service on Christmas morning. Pastor Maddox will be delivering a message focusing on the meaning of Christmas. On Sunday night there will be a candlelight service. We hope you will join us and be a part of our worship services this blessed time of year.Providence Baptist Church Remember On Dec. 28 a ceremony will be held at the Dade Battlefield State Park at 1 p.m., to remember the brave men who died there long ago on that day in 1835. Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony. The entrance fee to the park will be waved for all that attend. Reenactors dressed in proper attire will present a small service. Their leader Ross Lameraraux will also tell the story of the fallen 106 soldiers who where buried there 41 days after the battle by Gen. Gaines and the 1000 men in his command. The Annual Reenactment of the Battle that started the Second Seminole War will be held Jan. 7 and 8, 20012. Jerry Morris Dade Battlefield Society Commissioner Gilpin First and foremost I thank you for your service to the citizens of Sumter County and your willingness to serve. I am addressing you today though because I hope I can in some small way convince you to change your opinion of further investment in the Extension Service. I would like to address both the economic and social incentives Extension has brought not only to my life, but the lives of many citizens. From the age of 5, I, under the guidance of numerous Extension Agents, raised animals, completed projects, competed in judging events and prepared for a life as a productive citizen. I recognize you might consider this to be social in nature. But those social skills they were helpful when I was meeting with the Attache for Agriculture in the US Embassies (yes more than one) in both Tokyo and Cairo. I would argue that talking about and furthering the education of foreign consumers as it relates to beef demand (a valuable Sumter County commodity) would have some economic value. In addition, each and every year I would raise, show and sell numerous project animals, all under the guidance of the Cooperative Extension Service and my agricultural education teachers. The economic value there I attended the University of Florida, using money from these projects to pay for all my educational and living expenses (including a study abroad), incurring no student loans along the way. Hows that for economic value? And today I write to you, sadly, not from Sumter County but from my office in Omaha, Nebraska looking out at a snow covered countryside. The reason, my job has me managing a multimillion dollar territory using the skills I learned through the Cooperative Extension Service. I consider myself extremely grateful to have had a significant investment made in me through this service. While I will admit some of the best friends I have were made through Cooperative Extension, I would also argue your money was better spent having youth make lifelong friends in a productive manner versus investing more money in the justice system later. I look back at what I have been able to do within my short career, (did I mention I am only 24?) due in large part to the Cooperative Extension Service (represented American Agriculture in five foreign countries on three continents, two private receptions with the President of the United States, graduated with money in the bank from college, learned invaluable career skills) and I have nothing but thanks for the Extension Agents who managed to have the time to make a difference in my life. While I no longer live in Sumter County, my family, friends, and yes, economic investments (small herd of cattle), still reside in what I consider to be the greatest place on earth. It saddens me to know through mis-education you have been misled to find little value in what is probably Sumter Countys most efficient and most valuable investment. Brady Revels Elkhorn, Neb. Skip Maddox Memorial Golf TournamentA crisp, yet beautiful day in Wildwood, as all of our golfers arrived for our annual Skip Maddox Memorial Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at 8:41 p.m. Fifteen teams registered this year, along with our Gold Sponsors, making this one of our most memorial golf tournaments to date. Registration went smoothly, goody bags awaiting the golfers in their carts, and the shotgun start resonated at 12:30 on the nose. A special thank you to our Gold sponsors, who as always, help make this event possible: Go Splash Inc..Gotta Get Your Name On It Bill Gregory Excavating Charlotte Pipe Randall Thornton, Attorney at Law Felix Adams, Attorney at Law Banks/Page Theus Tri-County Landscape State Farm Insurance, Nathan Thomas Wildwood Athletic Club Wiley/Wiley & Associates Hang It Wright Drywall Tree Tops Golf KB Lawn and Landscaping As the golfers took their stance, grabbed their clubs, and drove the ball the BBQ(ers) were working hard to prepare a great meal. A duo of Rotarians drove along the course, offering guidance, photo opportunities, and chances to make the day more memorable. By 4 p.m. the BBQ was set up, the golfers were arriving, the feast and awards began. And the top three teams were announced: # 3Randall Thornton, Attorney at Law (Randall Thornton, 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. McCollum Ave. Bushnell, Fl. 33513 Member Florida Press Assocation The opinions expressed in Sumter County Times editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper. Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board. Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor. All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail. Phone numbers will not be printed or given out. We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 450 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, The Sumter County Times, 204 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, Fla., 33513, or e-mail news@sctnews.com. OPINIONS INVITED Sumter County Times O pinion Letters to the editor Humane Society The Center State Bank staff would like to thank their customers and friends for the generous donations to their food drive on behalf of the HOPE Center food bank sponsored by the First Baptist Church Bushnell. Center State Bank See LETTERS Page 13

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S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011, P AGE 5 0 0 0 A 1 H Y 0009XPB 417 N. West Street, Bushnell 352-569-5800 F AX 352-569-5802 O PEN M ONDAY -F RIDAY 9-7, S ATURDAY 10-3 *no enrollment fee WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR INSURANCE INCLUDING MEDICAID, MEDICARE, STAYWELL, TRICARE, WORKMAN COMP, AMERIGR OUP Your friendly neighborhood pharmacy with personal touch and care. PRESCRIPTION, COMPOUND & MEDICAL SUPPLIES Generic drugs for $3.00 for 1 month* Generic drugs for $9.00 for 3 months* Diabetic Supplies, Vitamins, Nebulizers and Supplies, Walkers, Wheel Chairs, Crutches, OTC Products, Home Health Care FREE ANTIBIOTICS (Call Pharmacy for details) Webster lights up with night parade W ebster residents lined the street last Saturday night whether it was to watch the annual Christmas parade or take part in the lighted night fun. Entries included everything from a tractor and wagons full of Boy Scouts to Santas lattice-work float. Christmas lights framed front loaders, busses and golf carts, with several of the Webster Travel Park residents participating. Theyre also responsible for many of the gifts that are distributed to the children. Once the parade was over, hundreds of residents and visitors moved to Webster City Hall for a visit with Santa and some live entertainment. Performances included Christmas music by the South Sumter Middle School chorus group and modeling and dance performances by the Sumter Sweethearts. The parade began at 6 p.m. and moved from the Sumter County Farmers Market along Market Street. Visit www.sumtercountytimes.com to view additional photos. Find the multimedia bar, halfway down the homepage and click the image to start the show. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesThe United States Postal Service had a one horse postal sleigh in the Webster parade. Gail Mangum and her great grandson Dekl in Lemming. Webster postal worker Brittany Lemming and her husband Adam came up with the theme and put the sleigh in her living room over a two-day period she said. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County Times Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Boy Scout Pack 439 made it snow in Webster, during the lighted night parade. While it wasnt real snow, it certainly fell from the sky, after being expelled from a creation that took center stage on their float. They used instant mashed potatoes as the white fluffy stuff. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesNathan Arnold (left) and Justin Ivey practicing before the South Sumter High School Marching Band took to the parade route in Webster. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County Times Residents, businesses and organizations got in the spirit Saturday with a variety of floats for the lighted night parade along Main Street in Webster. Following the parade, residents were treated to refreshments, entertainment and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Hundreds and hundreds of children got a chance to visit with Santa and take home a prize at the Saturday night Webster parade. Alexis Sapp, 6, (shown) and her younger sister Alissa, 4, were among them.

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P AGE 6S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011 0009PFX 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 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 0009E72 BUSHNELL 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 0009E7F BUSHNELL 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 0009E78 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 0009E7L WEBSTER 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 0009E6V BUSHNELL 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. 0009E6S BUSHNELL 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 0009E6M LAKE PANASOFFKEE WILDWOOD 0009E5Y S T V INCENT DE P AUL C ATHOLIC C HURCH C HRISTMAS E VE M ASSES : 3 P 4:45 P 6:30 P M IDNIGHT C HRISTMAS M ASSES 6:30 A 8 A 9:45 A 11:30 A 1:15 P 3 P 4:45 P D AILY M-S AT 8:30 A M ASS T IMES & D IRECTIONS : 330-0028 Office: 330-0220 5323 E CR 462 www.sumtercatholic.org 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 0009E5W Sumterville United Methodist Church OVER 150 YEARS OF PRAYER 2565 CR 522 1 BLOCK EAST OF HWY 301 0009E6E SUMTERVILLE Invites you to attend Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m. Pastor Charles Tomberlin All children are invited. 0009E5H ( 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 0009E6B WAHOO www.wahoochurch.org 35 2 793-6015 Sunday : 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 0009E6I 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 0009E5U First Baptist Church of Bushnell BUSHNELL Sunday School 9:45 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Evening Service 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 PM 0009E67 WEBSTER First Baptist Church of Webster 1/4 mile east of 471 on SE 1st Ave. 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 0009E62 0009EGX Cornerstone Community Baptist Church Sun. Fellowship . . . . . . . . 9:30 10 a.m. Sun. Worship . . . . . . . . . 10 11:15 a.m. Sun. Evening Study . . . . 5:30 7:30 p.m. Wed. Teens & Children . 6:00 7:30 p.m. Tues. Noon Bible Study . . . . . . . . 12 1 p.m. 3985 CR 567 CENTERHILL Cornerstone Cares BUSHNELL Pastor Ron Thomas 603-1373 NEXT TO YOUTH CENTER 777 E. CR 48 Worship This Week at the Church of Your Choice746924 Church Directory 0009E5N 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 Vivian Mills, 83 Vivian Granny Mills, 83, of Ridge Manor, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at Dade City. Survivors include her children, Donnie (Donnis) Mills, Ronnie (Michaelene) Mills, Brenda Kilby, Roger (Denise) Mills, Pam (Brett) Tatum. A visitation was at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, Bushnell, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 and Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 with services following at 1 p.m. with Pastor Eldridge Parrish presiding. Interment followed at the Mills Family Cemetery in Webster. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Obituary Church calendar SPECIAL EVENTS L iving N ativity First Baptist Church of Bushnell, 125 W. Anderson Avenue, will have its Annual Drive Thru Living Nativity on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fairway C hristian C hurch Fairways movie night is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. The featured film is A Christmas Child by Max Lucado. Fairway invites everyone to go Christmas Caroling on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. Those who are interested should meet at the Church. Fairways Bible studies for men and women on Dec. 20, 21, 27 and 28 have been canceled. Bible studies will resume again in January. Fairway Christian Church will have two candlelight Communion services on Christmas Eve 4:30 and 6 p.m. There will not be an 8 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec 25. The Christmas Day services at Fairway will be at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free food giveaway The First Baptist Church of Rutland is having a free food giveaway and clothing on Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. The church has collected new and used toys which will also be available. The event is to help those who need help in these times. No vendors please. The church is just east of the Withlacoochee Bridge on S.R. 44, west of Interstate 75. For information call 793-3340, leave a message. E mmanuel The Festival Choir of Rock of Ages Lutheran Church in Wildwood invites the public to attend Emmanuel (celebrating Heavens Child) on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. The 19 member choir will be under the direction of Royce Ruther. The performance is free to the public, all are welcome. The church is at 201 Barwick and Webster streets. A freewill donation for Operation Bless Wildwood will be taken. For more information call 330-0463 or 461-6811. Granville Beville 2234, Bushnell United Daughters of the Confederacy T he UDC held a meeting Saturday, Dec 3 at the home of Joyce White in Bushnell. A lovely brunch was enjoyed by all. Meeting was called to order by President, Carol Tomlinson. A Poem Christmas in the Camp By Dianne Drake Boren Poet Laureate 2010-12, Florida Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy was read by Bettye Jemison. Two $25 gift cards will be given to the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service of the Orlando VA to be given to Homeless Veterans in need. A collection was taken up to be given to the James Hailey Hospital in Tampa for their Christmas Party this year. Forty-three towels, hand towels and washcloths have been collected for the Tampa Crossroads for the homeless women veterans. Plantation Christmas was Sunday, Dec 11 at Gamble Plantation in Ellenton. The program was given by Joyce White on the Flags of the Confederacy: The First National Flag Stars and Bars: The seven stars on the version of the flag shown here represent the seven original confederate States: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. Additional stars were added for the later admission of Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri increasing the total of stars to thirteen. (Stars twelve and thirteen were Kentucky and Missouri who never formally conceded from the Union but were recognized by the Confederacy.) This flag is also known as the Daughters Flag. The Confederate Battle Flag Southern Cross (square): This design was presented to Congress on Every year, members of the First Baptist Church of Bushnell brave wind and cold and dark of night they may be in long robes at the dinner table, rich fabrics beneath a star, chilled in the stable, or elevated above a crowd chanting threats. Whatever their role, members are sure to put on a performance for the crowd of visitors that come through the biblical drivethrough Christmas story. And it is a drive-through you never have to leave your car. This year, the nativity is slated from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18. Church members portray everything from the couple being turned away at the inn to Christs resurrection and knock on the door for entry. Theres Lazaruss resurrection, the Lords Supper and even three men on a cross, with hecklers and Back row: Karen Boone, Irish Wolf (prospective member), Tammy Moore, Jewell Stansell, Marilyn Barnes, Patricia Shinkle, Eloise Pitts, Joyce White. Front row: Carolyn Shaw, Peggy Griffin, Bettye Jemison, Carol Tomlinson. Church members to host their annual drive-through nativity B RENDAL OCKLEAR Staff Writer See UDC Page 9 See NATIVITY Page 9

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P AGE 8S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011 BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesMary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, angels and shepherds were at the front of the float and giant red and white striped letters spell ed out Jesus. Shown, from left are: Chloe Perrin, Matthew Taylor, Haley Sheen, Tommy McGuire, Olivia Ragano, Brent Ragano and Zachary Taylor. There racing cars, Ginches, pink poodles, snow queens and horses. There antique cars, housewives of Lake Panasoffkee, marching bands, princes, princesses and Nativity scenes all along C.R. 470 Saturday morning as Lake Panasoffkee residents held their annual Christmas Parade. This years event was coordinated as part of the Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project and included more than 60 entry groups. The organizations ranged from Economizer IGA Panasoffkee Hardware to Sumter Countys Relay for Life. Even Santa was on board, riding what else in Panasoffkee, but an airboat. The parade led to the recreation park, where Santa and a number of helpful elf volunteers set up shop to host a Christmas festival. The event included fun and games, food, exhibitors and a visit with Santa. See next weeks edition of the Sumter County Times for photos of class princes and princesses from Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School.Visit us at www.sumtercountytimes.com to view additional photos. Find the multimedia bar, halfway down the homepage and click the image to start the show. B RENDAL OCKLEAR Staff Writer Mimes in Lake Panasoffkee all decked out and ready to walk, these two mimes joined the parade. There were plenty of automobile and sports transportation enthusiasts in the parade, including the Lake Panasoffkee Cruisers, d une buggy drivers and local families. Here, three of the riders are shown in the trundle seat of an antique car, as they make their way onto C.R. 470. Harvest Baptist Church hosted a nativity float for the Lake Panasoffkee. Mary, Joseph and Jesus were portrayed by Jessie and Crystal Pereida and their son Kohlton. Carolyn DeFilippo played Asland on the Church of the Fisherman float. The theme was Narnia or The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The float took first place in the parade. PANASOFFKEE CELEBRATES WITH PARADE

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T his week I turned 57. I thought by this age Id get the hang of the whole sainthood thing. The Protestant definition of a saint is simply a follower of Jesus. However, that doesnt seem enough. There should be more to it than that. For instance, by now I should have at least the beginning buds of a halo or be able to say no to temptation eight out of 10 times or two out of 10! But the truth is, I still struggle. Recently, I read about two books that intrigued me. One is The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. He spent an entire year attempting to live the ultimate biblical life by following the Bible as literally as possible. That included obeying the Ten Commandments, being fruitful and multiplying, loving his neighbor as much as he loved himself and giving away 10 percent of his income. It also included following some odd and obscure passages playing a 10-stringed harp, not wearing clothing of mixed fibers, leaving his beard unshaven and untrimmed and stoning adulterers and/or Sabbath breakers. He said he was in New Yorks Central Park, picked up some pebbles and decided to start with a guy he knew who worked both Saturdays and Sundays. He planned to walk by him and chuck the pebbles at the small of his back. After a couple of failed passes, I realized it was a bad idea, he said. A chucked pebble, no matter how small, does not go unnoticed. My revised plan: I would pretend to be clumsy and drop the pebbles on his shoe. So I did. He said it was probably the most polite stoning in history, and highly unsatisfying. Since I only read an excerpt from the book, I dont know if Jacobs was able to live biblically 24/7 for 365 days, but Im guessing no. The other book I read about is called Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor by Jana Riess. Actually, she started her year the way Jacobs had, with a vow to live biblically. She narrowed her quest down to specific spiritual practices that she hoped would make her more saintly, including fasting, fixed-hour prayer, gratitude, keeping the Sabbath and practicing hospitality and generosity. She said she did it because she and Jesus had become like an old married couple she being naggy and he being distant. She wanted to bring some zing back into their relationship. Really, how hard could it be? she asked at the beginning of her saint-making year, only to find out that the only thing she could succeed at was failure. As I see it, the problem with setting out on a quest to live righteously, to live holy (as we think of holiness), to live obediently and victoriously and as biblically as we can is that we usually judge success or failure by our performance. Did I put 10 percent of my paycheck (gross not net amount) in the offering this week? Did I spend at least 30 minutes in prayer in the morning and read my Bible for at least that long? Did I say grace before meals? Did I give thanks in all things? If I did all that (and more much, much more), then Im worthy to be called a saint. God will like me. He wont flick me behind my ears or squish me like a stink bug. But even if I do all that, if I cant maintain it, then what? I flunk sainthood. Or do I? Theres a song by Christian artist Andrew Peterson that haunts me, but in a good way. He sings about a lifelong fear, of thistles and vines (that) ensnare and entwine, of a fear that hell fall one too many times. He sings, its the fear that (Christs) love is no better than mine. Then Jesus comes. He has planted seeds in Petersons life and now has come for the harvest. However, the plants that have grown, the evidence of being rooted to Christ, are few and puny, and hes afraid of what Jesus will say. Hes afraid hell be rejected, ridiculed, cast aside. But its not like that, he realizes as he sings, The best that Ive got isnt nearly enough. Hes glad for the crop, but its me that he loves. When it comes to achieving sainthood, at least for Protestants, its not our obedience that counts, but Christs obedience on our behalf. The best that weve got isnt nearly enough. Thats why he gave his best for us. If we know that, theres no such thing as flunking sainthood. 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 nkennedy@sctnews.com. presented to Congress on March 4, 1861. The square design of the flag was chosen as being lighter to carry and less likely to become entangled in tree branches or caught on bayonets. Three sizes of the fag were issued 48 inches for the infantry, 36 inches for the artillery, and 30 inches for the Calvary. Some units added borders of gold. Naval Battle Flag C.S.A. Jack Flag: The Confederate navy Jack was a rectangular version of the Battle Flag with the white border around the outside omitted. Used primarily by the confederate Navy, some ground troops also used this flag. This design is probably the most widely recognized symbol of the Confederacy. The Second National Flag the Stainless Banner: The new design of the flag was adopted on May 1, 1863 includes the Battle Flag in the canton on a field of pure white. The white field from which the name Stainless Banner was derived is symbolic for the purity of the cause which it represented. The first new flag manufactured was used to drape the coffin of General Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson when it lay in state in the Confederate House of Representatives. The Third National Flag The Last National Flag: The Second National Flags white field could be mistaken for a white flag of surrender, when the flag hung limp in still air. The red bar was added to the end of the stainless white field of the second national flag to create this new design which was adopted on March 4, 1865, just 36 days before the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865. The Bonnie Blue Flag: The Lone Star Flag, was used by various groups seeking independence beginning in 1810, including West Florida (1810) and Texas (1836-1839). Although never officially adopted by the Confederate government, the people did and this flag was incorporated in five of the southern states that adopted new flags in 1861. Meeting was adjourned by the singing of Dixie and Old Folks At Home. Next meeting will be held at the home of Mary Harrison in Bushnell at 10 a.m. For more information contact: Carol Tomlinson: 352-516-5720 or Joyce White: 352-793-8119. 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Its an annual presentation for the church, which has also meant adding property for the presentation. Currently, the nativity takes up an entire block in Bushnell. The line for the drivethrough begins on Main Street and typically, the event draws an estimated 3,000 people over the twonight performance. The living depictions take up an entire block of the city. They will also host a Candlelight Service at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. For more information, call the church at 352-7934612. NATIVITY continued from Page 6 UDC continued from Page 6 Joyce White displaying Confederate Flags Flunking sainthood Grace notes Nancy Kennedy Special to the Times

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S and piles and bug houses were a new and novel part of this years annual Laura Vickers Christmas Party. The eighth annual party drew 1, 200 children and their families for an afternoon of fun, games, gifts and visits with Santa. The event is hosted by the Thomas E. Langley Medical Center in Sumterville. It went very well, I think everybody enjoyed it, said co-coordinator Pam Bush. The kids were happy and smiling. It was just a lot of fun. The past two years have been the largest parties yet. We had 2,000 hot dogs and we ran out, said Bush. This year the center received additional corporate sponsorships from Home Dept, Cemex and Sams offering everything from monetary donations to activity centers. Home Depot provided a childrens workshop, where the kids were able to build their own bug houses and take home a workshop apron. Cemex provided a dig and mix sand pile. Overstreet said they also had donations from several doctors. The party was designed to remember the same spirit that Laura had to give without the need to receive and to hold on to the true spirit of Christmas, Overstreet said. Bush said theyre also hoping that more members of the community will realize what Langley is and who we serve. While Langley serves patients with insurance, they are there to provide for those in need for those who need health care and dont have insurance. With the growing number of residents attending the parties, theyre hoping for added help in the future. We really need help if were going to continue this. The party draws the children, their parents and other extended relatives, which also means the cost is grown. Overstreet said there are a number of people and organizations that make the party happen. For example, this year South Sumter High School Principal Preston Morgan and his wife Peggy hosted a dinner party and asked the guests to gifts that could be passed on to Langley for the party. Overstreet said they need to owe the school a tremendous amount of gratitude, because not only did they donate the gifts, but teacher Heather Kadur and her MECCA students volunteered the time to wrap all the party gifts. There were 1,600 ofP AGE 10SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011 0 0 0 9 X 9 A BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County Times11-year-old Gary Armstrong is shown sitting on Santas lap at the Laura Vickers Christmas party, at the Thomas E. Langley Medical Center. Kids flock to Vickers Christmas Party Family members of the late Laura Vickers were at the facility, working hard to help with the day. Theyre shown (left to right) her dad Darrell Vickers, her brother Kevin Vickers and her mom Judy Knight. George Zappata was all aboard when it came to the fire truck exhibition at the Thomas E. Langley Christmas party. See PARTY Page 11 B RENDAL OCKLEAR Staff Writer

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S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011, P AGE 11 000A245 Meeting the health care needs of Sumter County since 1976! Lab Podiatry Pediatrics Pharmacy Dental (open 7:30-6) X-Ray/Imaging Internal Medicine Behavioral Health Family Medicine Walk-ins Welcome! MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED INCLUDING MEDICARE MEDICAID MEDIPASS TRICARE No Insurance? We Offer Sliding Scale! 1425 S. US 301, Sumterville, FL 33597 Hours M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-2 (352) 793-5900 TTY/TDD (800) 955-8777 www.langleymedical.com Se Habla Espaol Handicap Accessible Equal Opportunity Employer them. Each child that visits Santa gets a gift. There are also other giveaways during the day, including several bicycles. That high school really, really shows their colors and their community spirit, Overstreet said. Overstreet also added that Vickers was a graduate of South Sumter High School. As for next year, they are Definitely in need of future sponsorship, involvement or volunteers. This year, the medical center foundation paid much of the bill for the party and while its currently open to the general public of Sumter and surrounding counties, Overstreet said they may have to limit it in the future possibly only to residents who utilize Langley services. He said they dont even know until the day of the party, how many people are coming. Visit www.sumtercountytimes.com to view additional photos. Find the multimedia bar, halfway down the homepage and click the image to start the show. PARTY continued from Page 10 BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesDamien Estelle was having a great time and ready for lunch at the party. He was there with his relatives Harriet Estelle and Do rian Collins. Brenda Laveigne, LaQuita Mann, Kaley Laveigne, June Tickle and Madeline Braswell (left to right) and Lisa Dickerson and Paula K night (not shown) worked to wrap hot dogs for the free lunch.

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Governor Rick Scott announced three new members to Lake-Sumter Community Colleges District Board of Trustees. Representing Sumter County are Kelly L. Flores of Oxford and Kelly S. Rice of Webster. The new Lake County trustee is Emily A. Lee of Eustis. The Dec. 9 announcement also included the reappointment of Clermonts Raymond Scott Blankenship and Richard P Bowersox of Fruitland Park, both representing Lake County. All started their terms on Dec. 8, which are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. Raymond Scott Blankenship has been Lake Countys director of Economic Development and Tourism since last May. Previously, he was the president of Blankenship Consulting, a commercial realtor with Bryan Properties, and president of Natures Gallery. A board member for the Education Foundation of Lake County, he serves on the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commissions Lake County Economic Development Advisory Council. Blankenship, a United States Air Force veteran, earned an associate degree from Valencia, and went on to receive bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Central Florida and Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern, respectively. His second term continues through May 31, 2014. Another second-term trustee is Richard P Bowersox, a real estate broker and president of the RoeRich Corporation. A member of the board of directors for the Educational Foundation of Lake County, he previously was president of the Gator Power Equipment Corporation and a real estate broker with The Villages. Prior to becoming a Floridian, he lived in Michigan and was vice president of sales and marketing for Dun-Hot Inc. and president of Bowersox Snack Distributor Inc. His term ends May 31, 2015. Project Manager at The Villages since 2002, new Trustee Kelly L. Flores has been vice chair of the Village Community Development District No. 8 since 2010. Flores received her bachelor and masters degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She succeeds Jon Simpson for a term ending May 31, 2015. Emily A. Lee is a community facilitator with Devereux Kids. A former educator, school counselor and administrator, Lee was the director of Lake County Childrens Services from 1998 to 2007. Community activities include the Lake County Childrens Foundation, the Florida Childrens Services Council, and the Lake County Early Learning Coalition. Lee received a bachelors degree from Southern University Baton Rouge and a masters degree from Mankato State University. She succeeds Joe Norman and her term continues through May 31, 2014. A real estate broker with Century 21 Prime Property Resources Inc., president of Rice Cattle Company, and president of Physical Therapy Services of Brooksville Inc., Kelly S. Rice succeeds Richard Childers for a term ending May 31, 2014. Rice is past president of the Sumter County Economic Development Council and served on the board of directors for Workforce Central Florida. A graduate of the University of Florida, Rice is the current president of the Sumter County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. P AGE 12SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011 000A0VV 0 0 0 A 1 I 2 0 0 0 A 1 I 7 On Saturday, Dec. 10, Logan Doyle, a 4th grade student at Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School, won first-place overall in the 2011 Dade City Motocross Championship Series in the 50cc 5 to 8 year old class. He also won second-place overall in the 65cc 7 to 8 year old class. His brother Lane Doyle, a kindergarten student at Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School won third-place overall in the Pee Wee class and also third-place overall in the 50cc 4 to 6 year old class. The Dade City Motocross Championship Series is an extremely competitive series of 19 races from February through November. Cindy Carver triumphs at Jingle Bell 5K race Cindy Carver needed a race. The 43-year-old from Springfield, Mo., was enjoying her stay in an RV in Lake Panasoffkee but needed to get some running in. She found the 13th Annual Jingle Bell 5K (3.1 mile) race to compete in Saturday. Carver was one of 383 registrants. It was an overcast and cool morning and there were few if any complaints about the weather with the temperatures in the 60s. Carver just happened to be the first female to finish. Carver finished fourth overall with a time of 19:16. I have won a few races, she said. This (course) is kind of challenging. The weather is nice. The hills were tough. Its fun. James Amodie won the race in 17:54. He is a sophomore at Springstead High School in Spring Hill. Inverness resident Cameron Grant was second with a time of 18:28. Former Crystal River High cross country runner Karen Stukes won the womens masters title with a time of 23:13. Phil Radford apparently never got the memo about retirement. The 79-yearold Villages resident doesnt know he is to relax, play about 1,000 rounds of golf, go on cruises, maybe play bridge or lawn bowling. Instead, he runs. He has done 50 races this year and was doing three this weekend. I ran at Lake-Sumter Community College this morning, then I came here, he said. I will go to Ocala later on. I like to run. I dont play golf. I run about five miles a day. This is one of the better races. It is well organized. I am retired from the oil and gas industry. I worked all over the eastern United States. The weather is nice. I will be back next year. The race director was very happy with the event. We have record numbers today, said race director Chris Moling. I attribute a lot of our numbers to the kids. We are glad to have them and they are the future runners of Citrus County. Its a lot of fun for everybody. They get to run in front of thousands of spectators. Its perfect running weather. We are very happy to have the 13th Annual Jingle Bell. Everything ran like clockwork today. Jingle Bell 5K Race 2011 Results Mens Overall winner: James Amodie, Spring Hill 17:54 Womens Overall winner: Cindy Carver, Lake Panasoffkee 19:16 Mens Masters winner: Erik Smith, Beverly Hills 20:26 Womens Masters winner: Karen Stukes, Crystal River 23:13 Top 10 Finishers James Amodie, Spring Hill 17:54; 2. Jake Lane, Inverness 18:28; 3. Cameron Grant, Inverness 18:32; 4. Cindy Carver, Lake Panasoffkee 19:16; 5. Colin Spain, Hernando 19:41; 6. Corbin Clarke, Inverness 19:43; 7.Ann Keech, Crystal River 19:43.4; 8. Liza Hash, Inglis 19:46; 9. Matthew Lopes, Hernando 20:22; 10. Claire Farnsworth, Lecanto 20:24. L ARRYB UGG Times Correspondent The 43-year-old from Springfield, Mo., was enjoying her stay in an RV in Lake Panasoffkee but needed to get some running in. On Wednesday, Dec. 7 also known as Pearl Harbor day, South Sumter Middle School students Isaiah Valentine and Kendall Clark were presented with the Patriots Pen essay awards by VFW Post 10084 Commander Lloyd MacBay and Senior Vice Bubba Gleaton. Both winners were awarded certificates and dog tags and in addition the first place winner, Isaiah Valentine, received a check for $200 and second place winner, Kendall Clark received a check for $75. We want to congratulate both of these students on a job well done. South Sumter Middle School students receive awards Governor appoints five to LSCC board 0009VLT S UMTER C OUNTY L IVESTOCK A UCTION USDA-FL Dept. of Ag Market News Bartow, FL Jay Thomas 229-226-1641 Thomasville.LGMN@ams. usda.gov http://marketnews. usda.gov/portal/ lgOR_LS765.txt T H I S W E E K : 1 2 4 6 THIS WEEK: 1 2 4 6 L A S T W E E K : 1 4 9 2 LAST WEEK: 1 4 9 2 Y E A R A G O : 1 3 3 7 YEAR AGO: 1 3 3 7 Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011 LIVESTOCK REPORT Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls firm to 2.00 higher. Feeder steers and heifers steady. 10 percent slaughter cows, 4 percent slaughter bulls with feeders making up approximately 86 percent of sale. In the feeders 60 percent steers, 40 percent heifers. Feeders over 600 pounds made up about 4 percent of sale. Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80% Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1375-1585 1471 64.00-73.00 69.05 1210-1415 1346 77.00-80.00 78.58 High Dressing Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85% Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1025-1160 1088 68.00-74.00 71.39 1060-1165 1140 75.00-78.00 77.04 High Dressing Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1225-1425 1284 75.00-82.00 79.05 1645-1890 1782 89.00-94.00 91.75 1810-1845 1833 99.00-102.00 101.01 High Dressing Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 220-235 228 180.00-190.00 185.16 260-290 272 185.00-200.00 196.12 305-345 324 184.00-195.00 189.84 360-390 373 158.00-170.00 162.59 410-435 428 148.00-165.00 155.29 460-485 468 148.00-156.00 153.98 500-540 526 136.00-148.00 138.54 560-595 573 130.00-136.00 133.93 605-608 606 124.00-127.00 125.50 650-670 658 120.00-122.00 121.32 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 215-230 219 170.00-180.00 172.63 260-285 275 156.00-176.00 162.08 320-330 323 152.00-166.00 162.64 360-390 377 140.00-150.00 145.47 430-445 441 135.00-145.00 142.56 460-475 472 129.00-144.00 132.75 520-540 527 125.00-134.00 127.59 560-580 568 116.00-124.00 120.95 605-635 624 116.00-120.00 118.53 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 255-260 256 152.00-154.00 153.66 305-320 315 150.00-154.00 152.71 360-385 377 138.00-146.00 143.08 405-440 431 132.00-146.00 136.09 475-485 482 126.00-128.00 127.34 505-535 524 124.00-134.00 128.79 555-585 575 120.00-124.00 121.50 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 260-290 274 136.00-145.00 139.90 305-320 311 134.00-138.00 135.85 355-380 372 126.00-134.00 129.50 420-430 425 120.00-130.00 124.05 460-485 472 116.00-124.00 119.89 505-520 510 118.00-122.00 120.64

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Bubba, a Jack Russell mix, is a young adult dog. He gets along with other dogs. But is a little rough with cats. A sweet loving boy who is willing learn. An active family would be nice. Bubba is a little guy at 12 pounds, but has a huge heart. Neutered and current on his vaccines. For more info call (352) 793-9117 or email info@hsspca.org. To see all our other great pets visit our website www.hsspca.org. Happy Holiday from all of us at the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter Co. Inc. P eople everywhere are making preparations for the holidays. Tree trimmings, holiday decorations, presents, and delicious treats are many of the seasons delights. Getting ready for visits from family and friends, we can get preoccupied with holiday plans. Lets not forget our four legged furry family members during this hustling and bustling time. To minimize their stress and prevent accidents, it is important to make every attempt to keep on a regular feeding and exercise schedule. Our pets are creatures of habit, and a dependable routine will help during the holidays. By keeping feeding times the same and making time for daily exercise and playtime, your pet will be more relaxed. Holidays abound with potential hazardous situations. Take precautions to eliminate any dangers. 1. Before guests arrive, determine if your pet would enjoy being part of the festivities or feel more comfortable staying in a quiet room. If your pet joins in on the fun, take every precaution when the front door opens to avoid escapes. Be sure your pet is wearing identification should he or she slip out the door. 2. Many holiday foods are toxic and can make your pet ill or even cause death. Keep candies, chocolates, alcoholic beverages, and turkey, fish, and chicken bones away from furry family members. Put out dog or cat treats for your guest to share with your pets. Keeping your dog or cat on their regular diet and giving them their usual treats will prevent upset tummies, diarrhea, constipation, and more serious illnesses. 3. Christmas trees, glass ornaments, tinsel, electrical cords, ribbons, foil wrap are all items that can fascinate young puppies and kittens and cause serious injuries. 4. Several holiday plants are poisonous, and should be kept away from pets. Holly, poinsettias, mistletoe, and Christmas rose are just a few. You can go on the internet to learn which plants are poisonous to your pets. We all get busy during the holidays, but dont forget to take a break for quality time with your pet. Play time with kitty or a leisurely walk with poochie is time well spent to reduce holiday stress and just enjoy the simple pleasures our pets bring to us. After all, simple pleasures are the most treasured of all. This time of year, as we celebrate the holidays, keep in your minds and hearts the many homeless animals. Making a donation to the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County will give more homeless animals the opportunity to find loving homes. A tax deductable donation can be sent to: Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, P .O. Box 67, Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538. Howard Hitchcock, Carl Martin, Al Haliday) # 2Wiley/Wiley & Assoc. (Tom Wiley, Mitchell Wiley, Doug Hunt, George Dahl); and first place goes to #1State Farm Insurance, Nathan Thomas (Ross Locklear, Tim Dietz, Bodie Bostick, David Gruber) Once again, Skip Maddox Memorial Tournament, came to a close. Again, we thank all of our sponsors, and our golfers. Without you, the tournament would not be as effective, nor as fun. So during this season of giving, and in the real Christmas Spirit thank you, thank you one and all! (Funds raised from the Skip Maddox Golf Tournament are used to fund many civic and educational programs through Wildwood Rotary.) Wildwood RotaryEncouraging readingThe decrease in the reading habits of a people implies a true mental step back for society. It reduces its creative imagination, its intelligence and its sensitivity. The quote is by Ibez Langloise, a Chilean poet with whom I totally agree. As an educator, I verify that students who are fond of reading encounter fewer hitches in their studies, get better grades and are usually more mature. It is just logical reading improves spelling, vocabulary, written and oral expression, it builds up culture and helps thinking. And those who think are capable of internalizing values. In addition, it can contribute to knowledge of the truth, achievement of good, and appreciation of beauty, which helps us improve as human beings. On the other hand, reading is the best antidote to boredom, since you do not need others in order to have a good time. One of the most exciting challenges we parents and educators face is to encourage reading among our children and students. How? By reading more ourselves; it is the example that draws in, as you can only convey what you experience. Federido Gmez Independent Forum of Opinion Extension jobs important tooI was astonished to read that Commissioner Gilpin considers the jobs our extension staff do as nothing more than socializing. While they are often in social situations on the job, our extension people are exceptionally hard working. I have chaired the ag advisory committee for Susan Kelly for six years now, and I can assure Mr. Gilpin that much valuable work is being done by extension staff, and a great deal of it is done in social settings. For example, when our 4H agent appears at the fair night after night, she is keeping tabs on 4-Hers and their exhibits and the volunteers who man the booths to provide information and assistance to club members and the public. Part of the agents job is to be there to promote 4-H programs, which she does exceptionally well. 4-H meetings could also be seen as social, since good leaders make learning fun, but the club members are learning valuable skills for life as adults in a working world. Another example is our agent in charge, who attends Cattlemans meetings, the fair, the yearly Agritunity educational programs (which she is instrumental in organizing), and many other functions. I am sure that, on many nights, she would prefer to be home with her family. But learning what is going on in the agricultural community, organizing programs, securing information, and creating links between IFAS and the local farming community are important to her job. She is often the connection between the information and the local farm or ranch in need of information. Our horticulture people attend social functions also, presenting programs to organizations on Florida friendly landscaping and other timely topics. Our livestock agent, whom we also share with another county, attends functions to socialize with cattlemen, but he is also gathering information on problems and working on solutions. He cannot come out to check on a new exotic grass infesting pastures or an unidentified fungus killing pasture grass if he doesnt know about it. What better way to know what is going on than to be among cattlemen to hear what they have to say? Perhaps the commissioner simply doesnt understand the value of agriculture and therefore of extension services to the agricultural community. The extension agents could provide statistics on the financial benefits of their programs. Of course, it is fact that man cannot live without food, and our modern society could not exist without modern agriculture. But, beyond that, farms and ranches pay far more in taxes than they receive in services. Houses with beautifully landscaped and well-maintained lawns are much more valuable than houses without, and our water resources are protected by homeowners who know how to use fertilizers and pesticides wisely and correctly. Children who have useful projects and learn useful skills grow up to be productive citizens. Our extension agents make valuable contributions to Sumter Countys citizens in so many ways that it would be impossible to count the benefits of the things they do. They impact our present and our future with their dedication to gathering and imparting knowledge and their professional outreach in extending that knowledge to real world situations. Jackie Peterson Extension Office S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011, P AGE 13 FOR ONLY $20.00* and save before the end of the year! You can have the paper delivered to your home every Thursday for a whole year. Subscribe today to Call 793-2161 today and get your subscription started. Ask for code mo Offer expires 12/31/11 *Must be local, in-county delivery. New subscribers only. D ont miss out on LOCAL NEWS, LOCAL SPORTS, BUSINESS NEWS, SCHOOL UPDATES AND GREAT ADVERTISING BARGAINS!! 0009UXL LETTERS continued from Page 4 Sumter calendar FRIDAY, DEC. 16Singles/couples dance Sumter Singles and Couples has a dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 County Road 459. Finger foods or soda welcome. For information call 424-1688. SATURDAY, DEC. 17Christmas on the Florida Frontier Step back in time to a simpler time of celebrating Christmas on the Florida Frontier, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Join us as we make and play with home-made toys, create corn husk dolls, dip candles, listen to old time music, sing carols, decorate a Christmas tree, make Christmas crafts, and participate in an old-fashioned taffy pull. Participants will get to sample taffy and other frontier holiday treats. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 C.R. 603 Bushnell; Phone: 352-793-4781; Fax: 352-793-4230. Entry fee into park, $3 per car load up to 8 people or park pass. Call for reservations. Santa Is Coming to Town! Santa is coming to the Center Hill Community Center, 94 S. Virginia Ave., Center Hill, FL 33514 at 3 p.m. Let us come together as a great big family to celebrate the love and hope we enjoy through the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This free event is featuring a family portrait with Santa; dinner, cake and ice cream, games and more. Santa in Bushnell Santa Claus makes a stop in Bushnell about 6 p.m. at the lighted Christmas tree on Main Street, at South Sumter High School. The Kiwanis Club event provides a greeting from Santa along with bags of candy and toys for youngsters. Refreshments will be provided.MONDAY, DEC. 19School advisory council meeting The school advisory council meeting for Wildwood Elementary School will be at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Dana Williams at 748-3353.MONDAY, DEC. 26 to 29Team Bushnell Baseball Camp Learn the Fundamentals of pitching, hitting and fielding, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at Kenny Dixon Sports Complex. Cost is $75 for entire camp or $25 per day per child. Cost includes lunch each day and a shirt. For more information, contact Cookie Tadlock at 457-7771 or Mike Eastburn at 4443502. (Limit of 40 kids per day, so make your reservations now!) For kids aged 6 to 12 years old.SATURDAY, JAN. 7Dades 32nd Battle Reenactment Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7 and 8, 2012, 176th anniversary of the Dade Battle, the grounds open 9 a.m. battle reenactment at 2 p.m.; $5 per person, children under 6 free; parking $2 per vehicle. Period soldier, Seminole and civilian camps, Sutler trade fair, historic arts and crafts demonstrations, full scale cannon firing, tree cutting and barricade building, musket shooting, tomahawk throwing and primitive archery. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 Battlefield Parkway, Bushnell; 793-4781 www.dadebattlefield.com.SATURDAY, JAN. 28Calling all chili cooks! The 2nd Annual Spice It Up For Hospice Chili Cookoff will be at the Kenny Dixon Sports Complex at the picnic pavilions. Tasting begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. Cash prizes and awards will be presented. All proceeds will benefit the Lane Purcell Hospice House. Armbands are $5 and includes a drink and a taste of all the chili, plus a vote for your favorite! Contact Susan Bennett, 352-742-6807; email sbennett@cornerstonehospice.org. You can also visit the website at cshospice.org and click on Events to download rules and regulations. Entrance fee is only $20. Critter chatter Relieving holiday stress on pets Linda Graves Humane Society Shelter sweethearts My name is Baci; I am male and have a current rabies vaccination. Please come and visit me at Sumter County Animal Services, 352-569-1960. My name is April and I am a female. I am a stray and looking for my fur ever home. Please come and visit me at Sumter County Animal Services. Hi my name is Amber. I am a female stray and I am looking for my fur ever home. Please come and visit me at Sumter County Animal Services. PET OF THE WEEK

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P AGE 14SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011 The Haven of Lake, Sumter counties can expand reach to aid domestic violence victims, raise awareness with $10,000 grant from verizon The Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties has received a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to support the local agencys emergency shelter and to expand an outreach program at area schools in both counties. In the outreach effort, Haven staff visit schools and engage students in hour-long discussions on the various issues related to dating abuse and domestic violence. Students are provided journals to take notes or to express their thoughts, as well as brochures and other informational materials. The program already is a success, but the new funding will allow Haven experts to reach many more local students. Haven truly appreciates the support from Verizon. It is so important to get this teen dating abuse prevention information to our youth, so that they have the skills to develop happy and healthy relationships, said Rebecca L. Teston, Havens contract and grant manager. Michelle Robinson, Southeast region president for Verizon said, Unfortunately, violence can begin early in a relationship. However, were lucky to have organizations such as The Haven to help raise awareness and to aid victims young and old. Local residents can join the effort against domestic violence through the HopeLine program from Verizon. HopeLine bins are located in all Verizon Wireless stores to collect no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories. The devices are then refurbished and/or recycled to benefit domestic violence agencies and victims. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ hopeline. Domestic abuse is a widespread problem, said Pam Tope, Florida region president of Verizon Wireless. So were glad to team up with the community to provide support for our families, friends and neighbors who need it most. The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon, uses its technology, financial resources and partnerships to address critical social issues, with a focus on education and domestic violence prevention. In 2010, the foundation awarded nearly $67 million to nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Through Verizon Volunteers, one of the nations largest employee volunteer programs, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered nearly 6 million hours of community service since 2000. For more information on the foundation, or to apply for a grant, visit www.verizonfoundation.org. BOB REICHMAN/Sumter County TimesMary Crespo, SWAT coordinator, and Dina Martinez, senior health educator, passed out free bicycle helmets in front of Walmart, in Bushnell, last week as part of the Sumter County Health Departments Safe Kids USA project to help youngster ride safely by wearing a bicycle helmet. Grant provides local dollars to Haven to assist vcitims of domestic violence BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County Times Audrey Boone and Kierra Evans were at Jackies Market in Webster last Saturday, with a basket full of treats. The teens were selling baked goods and candied apples as a fundraiser for church. RIBBON CUTTING Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School October Students of the Month are: Jacqueline MorenoTrejo, Amelia Barrios, Jessica Loren, Kendall Rumer, Grayden Roberts, Trever Duttenhaver, Liam Galbreath, Emily Lovett, Heath Reynolds, Bryce Downs, Abagail Moulder, Giovanna Davis,Carson Clark, Aidan Maggio, Matthew Bechtal, Kaitlyn Benbow, Avory Robinson, Izabell Street, Layla Carr, Neshan Hariprashad, Matthew Yates, Jalynn Kline, Ty Parish, Jaseleth Carranza, Trace Teague, Mathew Maggio, Andy Ashley, Cameron Evans, Layna Sovercool and JaQuan McCants. The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting event at Canadian Meds-Wildwood in celebration of their grand ope ning. Canadian Meds-Wildwood provides safe and quality prescriptions through their global affiliates offering you substantial savings on medic ine that youre already taking. For more information, call John and Iris Rodgers at 399-7002. New experimental project: Free termite treatments The University of Florida is looking to homeowners for help involving a new treatment for termite control. This is an experimental research project available to homeowners who have a subterranean termite infestation and are not being currently treated. This will be an ongoing project and treatments will be free to individuals who meet the requirements for the project. University of Florida offering free termite treatment control

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S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011, P AGE 15 The Sumter County Retired Educators held their December meeting at the First Baptist Church of Bushnell. The meeting was called to order by President Glenn Stephens. The devotional was given by Alice Johnson. director of District IV, Carolyn Stephens, brought greetings from the other units in District IV. She commended the Sumter unit on their participation in the Socks for Veterans project. Ed Tomberlin gave a report on the items of the Florida legislature that we as retired educators should be concerned about. Mildred Stephens presented the Cultural Affairs display featuring the members of the organization that have December birthdays and also interesting worldwide events that take place in December. The Fruit Pickers of the First Baptist Church, Bushnell, led us in singing Christmas carols, as well as sharing some of their repertoire with us. Members of the string ensemble include: Rickey Taylor, Larry Estell, Bonnie Estell, Carol Van Kuran, Lynn Crawford, Joan Couch, Dick McLeod, Bob Dawson, Bristo McGregor Skinnner, Vonda Kay Gerry, and Lowell Gerry. Pat Newell, Scholarship Chairperson, reported that the winner of the 2011 fund raising project was Josephine Strong Simons. Congratulations Josephine! President Stephens announced that the next meeting will be Jan. 5, 2012, at 10:45 a.m. Questions? Contact President Stephens at 568-2852. Pat Newell, scholarship chairperson, presents Josephine Strong Simons a gift for her participation in the scholarship fund raising project. Sumter County Retired Educators celebrate at Christmas Party Some things fishy Tracys Point Fishing Report, Lake Panasoffkee Report by Donna and Steve Lind Anglers on Lake Panasoffkee 97 Anglers Bass Fishing 81 Bass caught 159 Bass Released 137 I hate to start this weeks fishing report out on a sour note, but the fact is there just hasnt been very many folks fishing. I have compared the statistics to previous years and last December (same time period) compared to this year was a lot more active. I know for sure that the few anglers that are fishing are catching more fish than last year so Im speculating that even though fishing is an economical form of entertainment, folks just arent spending money on gas, etc. and perhaps what little discretionary money that is left is being reserved for Christmas presents. Lamar Miller is a regular in our fishing reports because he works hard at finding fish and learning their feeding patterns. Lamar caught these fish at the mouth of Big Jones Creek using watermelon seed Sinkos. I havent seen any double digit bass recently but as I said, there just arent that many folks fishing. Changing gears for a moment, Lake Panasoffkee held their annual Christmas parade on Saturday. Dec. 10 and Tracys Point Fishing Lodge entered a float that was supervised by our newest addition Mo assisted by Bulldog Nelson. There were 60 parade entrants and everyone had a ball even Bulldog. On a more positive note, weve got quite a few more cabins reserved beginning in January than previous years and weve got a packed house for Christmas and New Years week ends so on that note I thought I would provide some tips for catching crappie (speckled perch) since we are in the beginning stages of crappie season. As we all know, when the ground hog sticks his head out of the hole it is the sign that winter is coming to a close. In the same sense when Lake Panasoffkee local Tom Davies shows up on Lake Panasoffkee you can bet that its crappie time. Crappie fear him! Heres a few crappie tips to throw in your tackle box: This species can be found suspended on and around structures of all types. For the best results, you need to get the bait down where the fish are located but keep it slightly above the school. Their eyes are found on top of their head so if the bait is below them, they wont see it. Crappies will be active both during the day and at night so you can seek them out at any time. If you have access to a boat you can go out and find some excellent locations where the crappie will be plentiful. Drifting mid lake on Lake Panasoffkee is a good bet and the mouth of Pani Creek is also very good. However, you can have a lot of success fishing for them along the shoreline as well so dont neglect taking advantage of this too. When it comes to strategy, a lot will depend on where and when you go fishing. It will also depend on the type of water youre fishing in, the water temperature and the season. Therefore, its a good idea to experiment every chance you get and try different things to learn what will work the best for you in any given situation. In my opinion water temperature is the biggest and most important factor on Lake Pan the colder the better! Its a good idea to start fishing along the outside of the school when you locate them instead of throwing your line right into the middle of the school. This way, you will be able to work your way through the school from the outside and catch more fish. If your lure drops in the middle of the school first, it might scatter them in different directions and youll lose a good opportunity to reel in a mess of crappie from that location. As far as bait, weve had quite a few anglers experiencing success using Jiffy Jigs in fact Im talkin real good success. Personally, I prefer live Missouri Minnows weve got both in stock and will mark the map for you, so come see us! Florida is a beautiful state with many excellent places to seek out the crappie but its gonna be hard to beat Lake Pannasoffkee. Its a great way to spend some time enjoying the scenery and excellent weather with friends and family. Get out the next chance you get and do some Florida crappie fishing and enjoy nature at its finest. Fishing is fishing and there may be times when Lake Pan isnt producing as well as other nearby lakes. I try and keep my ears open so that I am able to steer my customers to lakes that I know are hot! Pictured are Joe and Allen Williams with a nice mixture of blue gill and catfish caught off the docks of Tracys Point Fishing Lodge on Friday evening. Pictured is Dink Winkerson with his catch of the day his reaction at least I wasnt skunked Lamar Miller is shown with a nice mess of bass. Pictured left to right adjacent to our float are Carol, Sharon, Mo, Bulldog Nelson and Steve. The Fruit Pickers of the First Baptist Church, Bushnell entertain the Sumter Retired Educators at their Christmas party. The next meeting will be Jan. 5, 2012, at 10:45 a.m.

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P AGE 18SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011 FAMILY FEATURES W hether you invite a few friends for cock tails and snacks, or youre hosting the whole crowd for a holiday meal, add warmth and richness to special dishes with pure maple syrup from Canada. Maple syrup adds more than flavor and sweetness. All-natural pure maple syrup has been shown to be healthier for you than most other sweeteners. The recipes here show how maple syrup highlights the sweet or savory flavors of holiday appetizers, a pork roast and dessert. And that lets you say Happy Holidays to your friends and family in a most delicious way. When shopping at the grocery store, be sure to look for % pure maple syrup on bottle labels. For more holiday recipes, visit www.purecanadamaple.com or follow on Twitter @PureCanadaMaple. Maple and Portobello StrudelYield: 8 portions 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, divided 4 portobello mushrooms, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and grated 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/4 cup pure maple syrup from Canada 4 sheets phyllo dough In skillet over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup butter; add mushrooms, onion, garlic, apple and thyme. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally; season with salt and pepper and set aside. Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter. In bowl, stir butter and maple syrup. On a work surface, spread out one sheet of phyllo; brush with butter-maple syrup mixture. Stack the next 3 sheets, brushing each layer with butter-maple syrup. Spread mushroom filling along a short edge of phyllo, then roll up tightly. Brush with remaining butter-maple syrup; wrap well in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 1 week. About an hour before serving, preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil and place the frozen strudel on it; bake 45 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes; cut into 8 slices.Maple and Dark Chocolate CakeYield: 8 portions 1 1/3 cups chocolate wafer crumbs 2/3 cup chopped walnuts 3tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 1/4 cups heavy cream, divided 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped 2 tablespoons strong coffee 2 packets (1/4 ounce each) plain gelatin 1 cup pure maple syrup from Canada 1 cup milk Preheat oven to 375F. In mixing bowl, stir together cookie crumbs, walnuts and butter until well blended. Firmly press onto the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan; bake 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Meanwhile, in small pan over low heat, heat 1 cup cream just until it steams. Remove from heat, add chocolate and coffee; whisk until smooth. Allow to cool 10 minutes; pour over the crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. In shallow bowl, add 1/2 cup cold water; evenly sprinkle gelatin over water and set aside to soften, about 1 minute. In medium pan, over low heat, heat maple syrup, milk and 1 1/4 cups cream until steaming. Add softened gelatin; stir until dissolved. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour; pour over the firm chocolate layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Run a knife along edge of cake; remove sides of pan and place cake on serving plate. If desired, decorate top with chocolate wafers and maple candy.Maple and Mustard Pork Crown Roast Yield: 18 portions 1 10-pound pork crown roast 6 cloves garlic, cut in half lengthwise 1 cup pure maple syrup from Canada 1/2 cup red wine 1 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup mixed fresh herbs (rosemary, parsley, thyme), divided 1/2 cup Dijon mustard 1/2 cupplus2tablespoonssoftenedbutter,divided Salt and pepper, to taste 2/3 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup butter Put roast in large roasting pan. With sharp knife, prick meat in 12 places; insert a garlic slice in each incision. In bowl, mix maple syrup, wine, onion and 1 table spoon herbs; pour over pork. Refrigerate 30 minutes, spooning marinade over pork every 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F. Pour marinade from pan into bowl; reserve. Pat roast dry with paper towels. In small bowl, mix mustard, 2 tablespoons butter, salt and pepper. Spread entire roast with mixture; sprinkle with remaining herbs. Bake 60 to 75 minutes, or until 160F internal temperature. Remove roast from pan to serving platter; loosely cover with foil. Place pan on stove; add reserved marinade and chicken stock. Over medium-high heat, stir constantly until reduced by half, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in 1/2 cup butter; pour sauce around the roast. If desired, garnish with fruit and herbs. Spicy Maple Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans and Pistachios Yield: 2 cups 1/4 cup butter 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 pinch or more cayenne pepper 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup from Canada 2 cups unsalted mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios) 1 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 350F. In pan over medium heat, melt butter. Remove from heat; stir in spices and maple syrup. Add nuts and stir to coat well. Spread nuts on a cookie sheet and bake with oven door partially open, until golden, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with salt. Transfer nuts to a serving bowl; serve warm.

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P AGE 20SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011 SAR003086 TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD, CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:00 AM-4 PM (DEADLINE 11:00 AM TUESDAY) CLASSIFIEDS CANCELLATIONSAdvertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the datethe ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.ERRORS Be sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.NOTICE TO READERS:Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by Sumter County Times We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, yo u are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. ALLADS REQUIRE PAYMENT. WE ACCEPT: Add Up TheSAVINGSwith a Name Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to Sumter County Times office at 204 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SCT_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 665-1222 SCT Knight, Nora 2011 CP 000451 Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY CASE NO.: 2011 CP 000451 IN RE: ESTATE OF NORA KNIGHT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NORAL KNIGHT, deceased, File Number 2011 CP 000451, 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 30 656-1215 SCT Newell, Kevin 2011 CP 000441 Notice to Creditors (Summ.Admin.) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 000441 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF KEVIN NEWELL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Kevin Newell, deceased, File Number 2011 CP 000441, by the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513; that the decedents date of death was August 13, 2011; that the total value of the estate si $59,258.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Allen Newell 36814 Meridian Circle, Grand Island, FL 32735 Liza Roos 12601 Hidden Hills Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Lillina Bonta 270 Matisse Ave., The Villages, Florida 32162 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 December 8, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Allen Newell 36814 Meridian Circle, Grand Island, Florida 32735 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Debra G. Simms, Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0105340 999 Douglas Ave., Suite 3333, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 Telephone: (407) 331-4529 Fax: (407) 331-4520 E-Mail: info@simmslawfirm.com December 8 and 15, 2011. 657-1215 SCT Hollister, Gladys J. 2011-CP-000430 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-000430 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF GLADYS J. HOLLISTER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Gladys J. Hollister, deceased, whose date of death was August 16, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, FL. 33513. The names and addresses of the personal representatives, and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decdents 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 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 December 8, 2011. Personal Representatives: /s/ Patricia A. Swanson 2456 Utica Way, Lady Lake, Florida 32162-2621 /s/ Juanita Sophia Hollister AKA Juanita S. Hollister 7401 Eastmoreland Road, Apt. 216, Annandale, VA 22003-2719 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Patrick L. Smith Florida Bar No. 0027044 Attorney for Patricia A. Swanson JOSEPH F. PIPPEN JR & ASSOC #3, 179 US Highway 27, Suite F, Clermont, FL 34711 Telephone: (352) 241-8760 Fax: (352) 241-0220 E-Mail: patricksmith@attypip.com December 8 and 15, 2011. 664-1222 SCT Burley, Stefanie W. 2011 CP 000442 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY CASE NO.: 2011 CP 000442 IN RE: ESTATE OF STEFANIE W. BURLEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of STEFANIE W. BURLEY, deceased, File Number 2011 CP 000442, 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 December 15, 2011. Personal Representative: STEVEN W. BURLEY, SR. 1141 CR 441, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538 Attorney for Personal Representative: RANDALL N. THORNTON FL Bar No. 176505 P.O. Box 58, Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538 (352) 793-4040 December 15 and 22, 2011. 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S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY D ECEMBER 15, 2011, P AGE 21 CLASSIFIEDS Call Toll Free 1-877-676-1403 661-1215 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has received Environmental Resource permit application number 648966 from Wildwood Springs LLC 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd, Suite 200 Orlando, Florida 32822. Application received: 5/2/2011. Proposed activity: mixed use development including residential, office, and commercial development. Project name: Wildwood Springs DRI. Project size: 1049.5 acres Location: Section(s) 30, 31, 32, 33 Township 19 South, Range 23 East, in Sumter County. Outstanding Florida Water: Yes. Aquatic preserve: No. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at Brooksville District office 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899. Interested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 14 days from the date of this notice. If you wish to be notified of agency action or an opportunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request referencing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Regulation Performance Management Department,2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 or submit your request through the Districts website at www.watermatters.org. The District does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring accommodation under the ADA should contact the Regulation Performance Management Department at (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476: TDD only 1-800-231-6103. December 15, 2011. 662-1215 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE The regularly scheduled meetings for the Special Master Code Enforcement hearings for the City of Wildwood for 2012 shall be held once a month on the first Tuesday of each month beginning on January 3rd, 2012. All meetings will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will be held in the City Hall Commission Chamber, 100 North Main Street, Wildwood, FL unless otherwise advertised. NOTE: Be advised that any person who decides to appeal a decision of the Special Master is hereby notified that it will be necessary for you to provide your own verbatim recording of the meeting or any portion thereof. Christopher Smalt Code Enforcement Officer/The City of Wildwood, FL December 15, 2011. 663-1222 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2010 GA-000324 Division IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OF ROSS EARL JOHNSON, JR. An Incapacitated Person NOTICE OF FINAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTING, APPLICA TION FOR DISCHARGE, AND CHANGE OF DOMICILE OF W ARD YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Final Report and Accounting has been filed in this court by KATHLEEN JOHNSON, as Plenary Guardian of the Person and Property of ROSS EARL JOHNSON, JR. (the Ward). KATHLEEN JOHNSON, as Plenary Guardian of the Person and Property of ROSS EARL JOHNSON, JR. will apply for discharge on January 3, 2012 and that the domicile of the Ward will be transferred to Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama. Any objection to the Final Report and Accounting, or to the transfer of the domicile of Ward to Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama, must be in writing and must state with particularity each item to which the objection is directed and the grounds on which the objection is based. A copy of any objection filed must be served on Petitioners Attorney, whose name and address are set forth below, and on other interested persons. /s/ BRANDON D. BELLEW, ESQ. Attorney for KATHLEEN JOHNSON FBN 25721 BASKIN FLEECE, Attorneys at Law 13577 Feather Sound Drive, Suite 550, Clearwater, Florida 33762 Telephone: (727) 572-4545 Fax: (727) 572-4646 December 15 and 22, 2011. 00243066 Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 658-1215 SCTVs. Escamilla, Jorge 2011 CA 00569 Notice of SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2011 CA 00569 FRANCES V. ENOCHS Plaintiff, vs JORGE ESCAMILLA and LUIS CENDEJAS, if living, and if deceased, the respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditor, lienors and trustees and all other persons claiming by, through under or against said defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment dated November 18, 2011, in Case Number 2011 CA 00569 of the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Sumter County, Florida, in which FRANCES V. ENOCHS, is the plaintiff and JORGE ESCAMILLA and LUIS CENDEJAS, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Room 327 of the Sumter County Courthouse in Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, at 10:00 a.m. on December 29, 2011, the following described property set forth in order of Final Judgment: Tax Parcel #N09A175 Lots 16 and 17, Block 12, Plat 70, SUMTER GARDENS & BUSHNELL PARK, NO. 2, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 63 of the Public Records of 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: November 21, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD. Clerk of Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, DEPUTY CLERK December 8 and 15, 2011. 659-1215 SCT Sandusky, Jacqueline R. heirs 60-2011-CA-000978 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 60-2011-CA-000978 SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF JACQUELINE R. SANDUSKY, DECEASED; DOLORES BRIECK, HEIR; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); EQUITY ONE, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, WHETHER UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF JACQUELINE R. SANDUSKY, DECEASED ; Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: 660-1215 SCTVs. Fay, Jessica C. 2010-CA-001283 Notice of SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 5th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY Case #: 2010-CA-001283 Division # PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, -vs.Jessica C. Fay, Surviving Spouse of Lester H. Fay, Deceased; USAA Federal Savings Bank Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 1, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001283 of the Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial Circuit in and for Sumter County, Florida, wherein PHH Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Jessica C. Fay, Surviving Spouse of Lester H. Fay, Deceased are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 215 E. McCollum Ave., 3rd Floor Room 327, Bushnell, FL 33513, 10:00 A.M. on December 22, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 200, THE VILLAGES OF SUMTER UNIT NO. 27, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF 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 THIS LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHING 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 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; 225 East McCollum Avenue, Room 209, Bushnell, Florida 33513; (352) 569-6088 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Sumter County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Shapiro, Fishman & Gache, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 December 8 and 15, 2011. 10-193147 FC01 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Lot 44, SQUIRREL HAVEN SUBDIVISION, an unrecorded subdivision in Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, more particularly described as: COMMENCE 545.01 feet East of the 1/4 section corner on the South line of Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, run thence North 00 degrees 04 East 1405.58 feet, thence East 161.25 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 00 degrees 04 West 80 feet; thence East 111.25 feet, thence North 00 degrees 04 East 80 feet, thence West 111.25 feet, to POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS 10 feet on the South side thereof. AND 1/80 interest in Lot 7, SQUIRREL HAVEN SUBDIVISION, an unrecorded subdivision, more particularly described as: COMMENCE 545.01 feet East of the 1/4 section corner on the South line of Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, run thence North 00 degrees 04 East 1575.97 feet, thence North 66 degrees 29 East 523.74 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 66 degrees 29 East 70.94 feet, thence North 00 degrees 04 East 150 feet more or less to the waters of the Panasoffkee River, thence Southwesterly along said waters to point that is North 00 degrees 04 East 111 feet more or less from POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 00 degrees 04 West 111 feet more or less to POINT OF BEGINNING. AND ALSO Lot 45, SQUIRREL HAVEN SUBDIVISION, an unrecorded subdivision in Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, more particularly described as : COMMENCE 545.01 feet East of 1/4 corner on the South line of Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, run thence North 00 degrees 04 East 1405.58 feet, thence East 161.25 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 00 degrees 04 East 85 feet; thence East 111.25 feet, thence South 00 degrees 04 West 85 feet, thence West 111.25 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH 1/80 interest in Lot 7, SQUIRREL HAVEN SUBDIVISION, an unrecorded subdivision, more particularly described as: COMMENCE 545.01 feet East of the 1/4 section corner on the South line of Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, run thence North 00 degrees 04 East 1575.97 feet, thence North 66 degrees 29 East 523.74 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 66 degrees 29 East 70.94 feet, thence North 00 degrees 04 East 150 feet more or less to the waters of the Panasoffkee River, thence Southwesterly along said waters to point that is North 00 degrees 04 East 111 feet more or less from the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 00 degrees 04 West 111 feet more or less to the POINT OF BEGINNING. To include a: 1974 SILV, VIN G13461A and 0010829301 1974 SILV, VIN G13461B and 0010829302 If you fail to file your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at SUMTER County this 28th day of November 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator for the Courts within 2 working days of your receipt of your notice to appear in Court at: Sumter County, Lorna Barker, (352) 569-6012. You can also use the online Florida State Courts System Title II ADA Accommodation Request Form. Once submitted, this will go to the appropriate ADA Coordinator in your county. December 8 and 15, 2011. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 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 December 15, 2011. Personal Representative: GINA ORLANDO 96559 Commodore Pt. Dr., Yulee, FL 32097 Attorney for Personal Representative: RANDALL N. THORNTON FL Bar No. 176505 P.O. Box 58, Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538 (352) 793-4040 December 15 and 22, 2011. 000A187 800-335-4395 352-343-2241 O V E R 5 0 0 0 0 H O M E S O V E R 5 0 0 0 0 H O M E S OVER 50,000 HOMES S O L D I N F L O R I D A S O L D I N F L O R I D A SOLD IN FLORIDA! 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204 E. McCollum Ave. Bushnell, Florida 33513 Call us at (352) 793-2161Sumter County Times COUNTY CHRISTMAS EVENTS Thursday, December 15, 2011Volume 125 Number 50Established in 1881 50 Cents E-mail us: news@sctnews.comFor more news, videos, photos Visit us: sumtercountytimes.comTIMES INSIDE: QUICK CLICKSUMTER COUNTY Countywide drug arrests continue Members of the Sumter County Sheriffs Office Special Investigation Squad continued apprehending drug suspects last week as part of the sheriffs office efforts to deter illegal drug activity in the county. This is an operation that never stops, said sheriffs Capt. Kevin Hofecker. Some of the arrests were from cases that go back several months to when squad members began making arrests as part of Operation Summer Sweep when 34 drug suspects were arrested as law enforcement officers swept through the county apprehending drug suspects. Heres the list of suspects apprehended last week: On Tuesday, Dec. 6: Raheem Donte Smith, 18, Wildwood, was arrested on two counts of possession and two counts of sale of Raheem Donte Smith FIRE DESTROYS FAMILIES HOME BRENDA LOCKLEAR/SumterCounty TimesHannah, 12, Alisha, Rebekah, 17, are show left to right in the back, with Emma 8 standing front and Cayden, eight months and Camryn, 2 being held. They were six of eight people living in the Center Hill home. They lost everything in a house fire last week. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/SumterCounty TimesThe fire burned hot and fast, twisting the metal frame supporting the home. The wind carried the flames behind the house to destroy a shed and the Christmas presents Wallace had purchased for the children. Aside from the twisted frame and mangled pieces of metal, the only thing left standing is a metal yard butterfly near the room where the fire started. Lake Panasoffkee man arrested for sexually battering girl, 13 A Lake Panasoffkee man was arrested last week for repeatedly sexually battering a 13-year-old girl. Waylon G. Croom, 31, was arrested at 6:40 p.m. last Thursday, Dec. 8, on six counts of sexual battery, according to a sheriffs office report. Croom was arrested when sheriffs deputies were called to a Lake Panasoffkee residence to investigate a report that the suspect was having sexual contact with a 13-yearold girl, according to the report. The crime was discovered by the victims mother while the unlawful sexual activity was occurring. Croom reportedly fled the residence but was later located and arrested by sheriffs deputies. During an interview with law enforcement investigators, Croom confessed to having sexual contact with the girl, according to the report. Detectives determined that Croom had sexual contact with the victim at least six times during the previous year. Croom has been taken to the Sumter County Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of an $180,000 bond. The victims identity is not being released due to her age and nature of the offense, but she was not injured. BOBREICHMAN Editor See DRUGSPage 2 BOBREICHMAN Editor Raymond Jackson Jr. Justin Lavar Parris Dontrell Lamar Riche Families lose more than house in fire No clothes, no food, no home for two families in Center Hill, thats the reality of a house fire last Thursday morning. Alicia Wallace, her five children, David Higgins and his 71-year-old mother Linda were all living in a doublewide home with add-ons. The day after the fire, Alicia Wallace had just finished rummaging through a pile of donated clothes, stacked under a shed behind the burned house. She was trying to find things for the children to wear, things that would protect them from the chilly breeze. She walked out to the pile of burned rubble that had once been her home and surrounded by friends and family, she recalled barbecues and birthdays and other gatherings, with homemade candies and cookies at Christmas. Wallace said people have been telling her that the items can be replaced and points out that theyre right that the items can be replaced. But then she talks about her grandmother Anna Wallace the woman who raised her there in Center Hill on that parcel of land. Waylon G. Croom, 31, was arrested at 6:40 p.m. last Thursday, Dec. 8, on six counts of sexual battery, Sheriffs office arrests suspect Detectives determined that Croom had sexual contact with the victim at least six times during the previous year. BRENDALOCKLEAR Staff Writer See FIRE, Page 2

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This was more than a house to me, because I was raised right here. My memories of her are here. Some things are just not replaceable, she said. All the family used to come over, she noted, adding that they called it Grannys place. You can say youre at home but this was at home. Wallace had just returned from the doctors office Thursday morning and decided to take a nap both her youngest son and her oldest daughter had been ill and they had gotten little sleep the night before. Wallace, her son Cayden, her daughter Rebekah and Mrs. Higgins were all napping. As they were sleeping, Higgins was on the front porch and smelled smoke. He went inside and found the fire, but was unable to put it out. In the meantime he began yelling for everyone to get out of the house. Wellss uncle, David Wallace said the heat broke a window out in the front room. Between the broken window and the high winds that day, the fire took off. They figure it took less than 10 minutes to destroy the entire structure. As quick as the fire was it burned hot, twisting the metal frame that held the structure up. Wallace said the wind also blew the fire into a shed behind the home where she had stored all their Christmas presents. As the fire raged and they waited for the fire department to come from Bushnell, her daughter Hannah, 12, was on the way home from school. She got off the school bus and had to stand out in the road and watch it burn, said Wallace. They did not have insurance she said she was told the home was too old to insure. Higgins and his mom were slated to move into an apartment in the near future, but in the meantime, they also lost what they had. The cause of the fire was ruled unintentional and undetermined, according to Sumter County Fire Chief Leland Greek. He said the response time for the fire department was 16 minutes and notes that the day was windy and the fire spread quickly. The first of the two families includes Alicia, her daughtters Hannah, 12, Rebekah, 17, and Emma, 8; her sons Camryn, 2 and Cayden, eight months. The second family includes David and his mother Linda. As for clothing sizes, Alicia, Rebekah and Hannah all wear size 5-7; Emma wears size 10; Camryn 2T and Cayden wears nine to 12 months; Higgins wears mens 32x32 pants and large shirts and Mrs. Higgins wears size 7/8. Wallace said things are being dropped off at Chucks Odd Cuples in Bushnell. Wallaces uncle choked up as he recalled being raised on the property. He said hes the one who actually built additions on to the mobile home. The original property also included a two-story home behind the current half-acre site. That was sold and the Wallace family moved a mobile home onto the smaller parcel, adding a 1974 doublewide to the property. The smaller parcel also still houses what was once Wallaces Garage. The remaining land and home were passed down to Alicia when her grandmother died. Mr. Wallace said he worked on his first transmission when he was only 14. His father died by the time he hit 20 and he was the one running the shop. He said hes known around the area as The Transmission Man. He was already working on removing the metal, copper and other scraps to raise money. A neighbor had already volunteered one of his machines and his time to help the next day. Wallaces plan is to pay to have the electric moved and power in the shop restored with the hope of keeping things going, he said. PAGE2SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011 000A1ER E XTENDED H OLIDAY H OURS : D EC 19-23 Open till 8PM. We will close at 7PM on Christmas Eve. (352) 569-WEST (9378) (352) 569-WEST (9378) 2249 W C-48 Rd., Bushnell, FL 33513 CY WESTERN HAS LAYAWAY! 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Bond set at $60,000. On Wednesday, Dec. 7: Wendy Webb Robison, 47, Webster, was arrested for sale of synthetic narcotic, possession of synthetic narcotic with intent to sell, sale of drugs, possession of drugs with intent to sell, using a two-way device to facilitate a felony. Bond set at $125,500. Patricia Renee Roberts, 40, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested for sale of synthetic and possession of synthetic narcotic, using a two-way device to facilitate a felony and keeping a shop or vehicle for drugs. Bond set at $45,500. On Thursday, Dec. 8: Akeem Diontray McCloud, 18, Wildwood, was arrested for sale and possession of cocaine, using a two-way device to facilitate a felony and robbery. Bond was set at $$45,500. We will continue to be out there making cases, Hofecker said. People need to be aware of that. Wendy Robison Patricia Roberts Akeem McCloud DRUGS continued from Page 1 We will continue to be out there making cases, Sheriffs Capt. Kevin Hofecker said. FIRE continued from Page 1

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Sumter Sheriffs Special Investigative Squad has arrested Mark Allen Stacey, 42, of Istachatta charging him Sale of Oxycodone and Possession of Oxycodone with Intent to Sell. Stacey sold Oxycodone pills to an undercover operative during an operation being conducted by the sheriffs office. On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at approximately 1022 hours, detectives contacted Stacey at the Sumter Correctional Institution where he is employed as a state correctional officer. Stacey was arrested without incident and taken to the Sumter County Detention Center in lieu of a Tuesday, Dec. 6Debbie Abazia, 41, The Villages, was arrested for domestic battery. Bond set at $1,500. Willie F. Smith, 55, Wildwood, was arrested for possession of narcotic equipment. Bond set at $500. Gregory Sloan Franklin, 31, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested for driving under the influence and violation of probation. No bond set.Wednesday, Dec. 7Johnathon Edward Harris, 22, Bushnell, was arrested for writ of bodily attachment. No bond set. Billy Joe Kelly III, 22, Wildwood, was arrested for writ of bodily attachment. No bond set. Cecily J. Stephenson, 20, Bushnell, was arrested for violation of probation. No bond set. Travis L. Waver, 29, Wildwood, was arrested for withholding support. Bond set at $570. Thyron Dwaine Brown, 37, Wildwood, was arrested for writ of bodily attachment. No bond set. Courtney Levar Turner, 31, Wildwood, was arrested for resisting an officer and failure to register as a convicted felon. Bond set at $750. Michael Alan White, 51, Webster, was arrested for failure to register as a sex offender. Latori Lewis, 21, Wildwood, was arrested on two counts of fraud. Bond set at $4,000.Thursday, Dec. 8Alvin Lesley Matthews, 33, Wildwood, was arrested for possession of narcotic equipment. Bond set at $500. Larry Paul Lucas, 67, Bushnell, was arrested for violation of probation. No bond set. Lwanda Rochelle Richie, 37, Wildwood, was arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond set at $500. Narciso Alvarez, 25, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested on a Hernando County warrant. Bond set at $2,000.Friday, Dec. 9Beulah Trenise Jackson, 32, Wildwood, was arrested for larceny. Bond set at $250. Edgard Luis Rivera, 26, Webster, was arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond set at $250.Saturday, Dec. 10Kody J. Stump, 20, Bushnell, was arrested for possession of narcotic equipment. Bond set at $500. Jesse Daniel Scott, 25, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested for driving under the influence. Bond set at $500.Sunday, Dec. 11Martin Randle Pate, 45, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested for battery. Bond set at $3,000. Carol E. Leonard, 27, Bushnell, was arrested on a Pasco County warrant. Bond set at $10,000. Asa Trejon Graham, 18, Wildwood, was arrested on a warrant. No bond set. Nicole Lynn Crampton, 19, Webster, was arrested on a Citrus County warrant. No bond set.Monday, Dec. 12John Arthur Swint, 32, Webster, was arrested for sale and possession of marijuana. Bond set at $40,000. Ryan Devon Simmons, 28, Wildwood, was arrested on two counts of driving while license suspended. Bond set at $1,000. Heather Patricia Gleason, 27, Wildwood, was arrested for child neglect. Bond set at $5,000. Reginald Keith Scott Jr., 19, Wildwood, was arrested for possession of cocaine, resisting an officer and battery. Bond set at $15,000. Demetrius L. Johnson, 39, Wildwood, was arrested for battery. Bond set at $5,000. SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011, PAGE3 ESTABLISHED1881(USPS#535-880)GIVEUSACALL NewsDepartment..............352-793-2161 Circulation..................1-888852-2340 RetailAdvertising....... ....... 352-793-2161 ClassifiedAdvertising..TollFree1-877-676-1403 Fax.......................... 352-793-1486 TheSumterCountyTimesispublishedThursdays, 52timesayear,forasubscriptionpriceof $25.00peryearinSumterCountyby:SUMTERCOUNTYTIMES204E.McCollumAve. Bushnell,Florida33513 Deadlines:Displayadvertising Proof.................... Fridayat3:00p.m. Final....................Mondayat3:00p.m. ClassifiedAdvertising.........TuesdayatnoonPeriodicalPostagepaidatBushnell,Florida,and atadditionalmailingoffices. POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO SUMTERCOUNTYTIMES. Most Wanted 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 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. Farina Gordan, 32 427 N.W. 85th Blvd., Wildwood Charges: Possession of cocaine. Abel Perez, 28 16135 S. U.S. 301, Summerfield Charges: Two counts organized fraud/less than $20,000. Christina Obenour, 19 11877 S.W. 37th Dr., Webster Charges: False reports to LEO autorities; false official statement. Tori Turner, 31 1902 Warm Springs Ave., Coleman Charges: Sale of cocaine. David Dionne, 31 483 Emory Lane, Centerhill Charges: Writ of bodily attachment. Alexis Rodriguez, 33 1412 S. U.S. 301, Sumterville Charges: Obtaining property by means of worthless check. William Myers, 45 12525 S.W. 49th Way, Webster Charges: Driving with license suspended or revoked third subsequent conviction. Kevin Koontz, 32 1019 C.R. 479, Lake Panasoffkee Charges: Child abuse without great bodily harm ECT; failure to register as a convicted felon. Mary Reed, 54 8803 C.R. 622A, Bushnell Charges: Cultivating cannabis. Police report 000A0EF 352-568-2500 www.WadeLaw.us Criminal Defense DUI Civil Litigation Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Real Estate Closings Wills Estate Planning Probate James E Wade, III Esq. Attorney at Law SINCE 1983 1452 W. HWY 48 BUSHNELL, FL 33513 OFFICE: (352) 793-8861 CELL: (352) 303-0000 Ill Put Your Feet Back on the Street JARRETT PARISH BAIL BONDS, LLC 000A2N1 000A1HK NO WAITING CONVENIENTLY LOCATED ON US 19 CHILDREN WELCOME! ACCEPTING MEDICAID INCLUDING CHILDRENS CLEANINGS, FILLINGS AND SEALANTS Now Open on Fridays Surveillance video leads to arrest A neighbors surveillance video led to the arrest last week of a Lake Panasoffkee man, already on probation for dealing in stolen property, for reportedly breaking into a residence and stealing two air conditioners. Richard W. Leonard, 41, was charged with burglary, grand theft, criminal mischief, and violation of probation in connection with the burglary of an unoccupied Lake Panasoffkee residence, according to a sheriffs office report. Leonard was arrested after sheriffs deputies were called to an unoccupied residence in the 1700 block of County Road 433 in Lake Panasoffkee on Thursday, Dec. 8, to investigate a reported burglary, according to the report. The break-in was captured on surveillance video from a nearby residence. The video led to the identification of Leonard. During the break-in, Leonard reportedly stole two air conditioners as well as damaged the residence. Deputies located and arrested Leonard on County Road 426A, recovering the air conditioners as well as other property, the report states. Sheriffs detectives interviewed Leonard who confessed to committing the break-in as well as others in the Lake Panasoffkee area over the past two months. Detectives also determined that Leonard is currently on probation for dealing in stolen property. He was placed in the Sumter County Detention Center without bond. Corrections officer arrested Oxford woman dies in wreck A two-vehicle collision last weekend claimed the life of a 70-year-old Oxford woman. The accident happened at 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11, on U.S. 301 at County Road 104, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Investigators have not determined if Coleen Elizabeth Campbell, 18, Oxford, was traveling southbound on U.S. 301 and turning east onto County Road 104 or if she was traversing the intersection from west to east when the accident happened, according to the report. The 2001 Ford Escape she was driving was found facing southwest in the northbound lanes of U.S. 301 at the intersection of County Road 104. Campbell was seriously injured in the accident and taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center. Her passenger, Julia Smith Campbell, 70, also of Oxford, died at the scene of the crash, according to the report. She was not wearing a seatbelt. A 2003 Toyota Sequoia, driven by Jodi Lopesil Vero Eiland, 36, Deland, was traveling north in the outside lane of U.S. 301 approaching C.R. 104 when Campbells vehicle traveled into Eilands path and the vehicles collided, according to the report. Eiland was not injured in the accident. An investigation continues. BOBREICHMAN Editor Richard W. Leonard Mark Allen Stacey BOBREICHMAN Editor Win a quilt made and donated by Evans Embroidery of Evans Hardware, Inc. in Bushnell, Florida. Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five tickets. Quilt will be raffled on Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Annual Reenactment. Participants need not be present to win. The quilt will be mailed to the winner. Tickets are available at the Dade Battlefield Office and also on sale during the reenactment at the Dade Lodge. Raffle is sponsored by Dade Battlefield Society and proceeds will be used for park programs. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, FL 33513; 352-793-4781.

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PAGE4SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011 Holiday season pet safety tips The colder weather may make us feel all cozy and comfy but it can be a very dangerous and harmful season for your pets without your diligence as their caregiver. Here are a few common sense tips to protect your pets during the holiday season provided by the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County: Keep pets inside when the temperature drops. Cats can get frostbite and should be kept indoors. Many dog breeds are highly susceptible to the cold. Feed your livestock extra forage during harsh weather and check that outdoor water lines to their troughs have not frozen. If you will be out of town for the holidays, make arrangements early for your pets. Make sure you provide your pet sitter or boarding facility all veterinary contact information and enough pet food and medications. Make sure antifreeze is inaccessible, and clean up any spills immediately. Antifreeze has a sweet taste animals find irresistible, but can be deadly. If you suspect your pet has gotten into any potentially poisonous substance, call your veterinarian or Leesburg Emergency Veterinary Hospital at 352-728-4440. Holiday Decorations and Foods: Hazards such as tinsel, ribbons, chocolate, dough, water under the tree, mistletoe and light bulbs can be dangerous if accessed by your pets. Keep decorations out of reach. Pets risk electrocution, fire, poisoning or choking. Bones from holiday meals should not be offered as they can easily break and splinter into sharp pieces, causing blockage and/or perforation of the intestinal tract. A pet who has any bone lodged in its digestive system may not exhibit any symptoms such as appetite, depression, vomiting or diarrhea for one or two days. Holiday Festivities and Visitors: If your pet is not used to parties, noise, is food/toy aggressive, consider placing them in a quiet part of the house until the guests leave. Conversely, if your pet is a party animal and loves to mingle, be sure to ask your guests not to slip them table scraps, bones or treats. Make sure pets wear proper identification such as a tag with two phone numbers and it is micro-chipped. Also, county license tags greatly increase the chances of reuniting a lost pet with its owner. If you are travelling with your pets, transport them in a secure crate, wearing their ID. In the event of a vehicular accident, pets can easily escape the car and risk being injured, lost or causing another accident on the roadways. Give the Gift of Life: After the holidays have passed, consider adopting a friend for life as a gift to yourself and save a life from your local animal rescue or county shelter. Do not give any live animals as gifts to others. Allow them to choose their future pet and you donate the adoption fee as their gift. Let the new pet settle into a normal environment after the holiday commotion has subsided and the family routine has returned to normal. Quiet time and consistency to bond with their new family is very important for a new pet when everyone is not distracted from the holidays. Donate or volunteer to help save homeless pets. If you cant adopt a pet, you can still make a difference to an animal in need at your local shelter. To help the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. this holiday season and year-round, you can reach them at 352-793-9117, hsspca.org or PO Box 67, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538. The Splendor of ChristmasProvidence Baptist Church would like to invite you to come and visit with us on Dec. 18 and hear our choir as they present, The Splendor of Christmas in the morning service. The songs in this beautiful cantata will bless and warm the hearts of those who hear it. Those who hear will walk away thinking of the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus. We also wish to invite you to come and be a part of our special Christmas service on Christmas morning. Pastor Maddox will be delivering a message focusing on the meaning of Christmas. On Sunday night there will be a candlelight service. We hope you will join us and be a part of our worship services this blessed time of year.Providence Baptist Church RememberOn Dec. 28 a ceremony will be held at the Dade Battlefield State Park at 1 p.m., to remember the brave men who died there long ago on that day in 1835. Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony. The entrance fee to the park will be waved for all that attend. Reenactors dressed in proper attire will present a small service. Their leader Ross Lameraraux will also tell the story of the fallen 106 soldiers who where buried there 41 days after the battle by Gen. Gaines and the 1000 men in his command. The Annual Reenactment of the Battle that started the Second Seminole War will be held Jan. 7 and 8, 20012. Jerry Morris Dade Battlefield SocietyCommissioner GilpinFirst and foremost I thank you for your service to the citizens of Sumter County and your willingness to serve. I am addressing you today though because I hope I can in some small way convince you to change your opinion of further investment in the Extension Service. I would like to address both the economic and social incentives Extension has brought not only to my life, but the lives of many citizens. From the age of 5, I, under the guidance of numerous Extension Agents, raised animals, completed projects, competed in judging events and prepared for a life as a productive citizen. I recognize you might consider this to be social in nature. But those social skills they were helpful when I was meeting with the Attache for Agriculture in the US Embassies (yes more than one) in both Tokyo and Cairo. I would argue that talking about and furthering the education of foreign consumers as it relates to beef demand (a valuable Sumter County commodity) would have some economic value. In addition, each and every year I would raise, show and sell numerous project animals, all under the guidance of the Cooperative Extension Service and my agricultural education teachers. The economic value there I attended the University of Florida, using money from these projects to pay for all my educational and living expenses (including a study abroad), incurring no student loans along the way. Hows that for economic value? And today I write to you, sadly, not from Sumter County but from my office in Omaha, Nebraska looking out at a snow covered countryside. The reason, my job has me managing a multimillion dollar territory using the skills I learned through the Cooperative Extension Service. I consider myself extremely grateful to have had a significant investment made in me through this service. While I will admit some of the best friends I have were made through Cooperative Extension, I would also argue your money was better spent having youth make lifelong friends in a productive manner versus investing more money in the justice system later. I look back at what I have been able to do within my short career, (did I mention I am only 24?) due in large part to the Cooperative Extension Service (represented American Agriculture in five foreign countries on three continents, two private receptions with the President of the United States, graduated with money in the bank from college, learned invaluable career skills) and I have nothing but thanks for the Extension Agents who managed to have the time to make a difference in my life. While I no longer live in Sumter County, my family, friends, and yes, economic investments (small herd of cattle), still reside in what I consider to be the greatest place on earth. It saddens me to know through mis-education you have been misled to find little value in what is probably Sumter Countys most efficient and most valuable investment.Brady Revels Elkhorn, Neb.Skip Maddox Memorial Golf TournamentA crisp, yet beautiful day in Wildwood, as all of our golfers arrived for our annual Skip Maddox Memorial Golf Tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 at 8:41 p.m. Fifteen teams registered this year, along with our Gold Sponsors, making this one of our most memorial golf tournaments to date. Registration went smoothly, goody bags awaiting the golfers in their carts, and the shotgun start resonated at 12:30 on the nose. A special thank you to our Gold sponsors, who as always, help make this event possible: Go Splash Inc..Gotta Get Your Name On It Bill Gregory Excavating Charlotte Pipe Randall Thornton, Attorney at Law Felix Adams, Attorney at Law Banks/Page Theus Tri-County Landscape State Farm Insurance, Nathan Thomas Wildwood Athletic Club Wiley/Wiley & Associates Hang It Wright Drywall Tree Tops Golf KB Lawn and Landscaping As the golfers took their stance, grabbed their clubs, and drove the ball the BBQ(ers) were working hard to prepare a great meal. A duo of Rotarians drove along the course, offering guidance, photo opportunities, and chances to make the day more memorable. By 4 p.m. the BBQ was set up, the golfers were arriving, the feast and awards began. And the top three teams were announced: # 3Randall Thornton, Attorney at Law (Randall Thornton,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.PublisherGerry Mulligan Regional Manager John Provost Editor Bob Reichman204 E. McCollum Ave. Bushnell, Fl. 33513Member Florida Press AssocationThe opinions expressed in Sumter County Times editorials are the opinions of the editorial board of the newspaper.Viewpoints depicted in political cartoons, columns or letters do not necessarily represent the opinion of the editorial board.Groups or individuals are invited to express their opinions in a letter to the editor.All letters must be signed and include a phone number and hometown, including letters sent via e-mail. Phone numbers will not be printed or given out.We reserve the right to edit letters for length, libel, fairness and good taste. Letters must be no longer than 450 words, and writers will be limited to two letters per month. SEND LETTERS TO: The Editor, The Sumter County Times, 204 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, Fla., 33513, or e-mail news@sctnews.com.OPINIONS INVITED Sumter County TimesOpinionLetters to the editor Humane Society The Center State Bank staff would like to thank their customers and friends for the generous donations to their food drive on behalf of the HOPE Center food bank sponsored by the First Baptist Church Bushnell. Center State Bank See LETTERS, Page 13

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SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011, PAGE5 000A1HY 0009XPB 417 N. West Street, Bushnell 352-569-5800 F AX 352-569-5802 O PEN M ONDAY -F RIDAY 9-7, S ATURDAY 10-3 *no enrollment fee WE ACCEPT ALL MAJOR INSURANCE INCLUDING MEDICAID, MEDICARE, STAYWELL, TRICARE, WORKMAN COMP, AMERIGR OUP Your friendly neighborhood pharmacy with personal touch and care. PRESCRIPTION, COMPOUND & MEDICAL SUPPLIES Generic drugs for $3.00 for 1 month* Generic drugs for $9.00 for 3 months* Diabetic Supplies, Vitamins, Nebulizers and Supplies, Walkers, Wheel Chairs, Crutches, OTC Products, Home Health Care FREE ANTIBIOTICS (Call Pharmacy for details) Webster lights up with night parade Webster residents lined the street last Saturday night whether it was to watch the annual Christmas parade or take part in the lighted night fun. Entries included everything from a tractor and wagons full of Boy Scouts to Santas lattice-work float. Christmas lights framed front loaders, busses and golf carts, with several of the Webster Travel Park residents participating. Theyre also responsible for many of the gifts that are distributed to the children. Once the parade was over, hundreds of residents and visitors moved to Webster City Hall for a visit with Santa and some live entertainment. Performances included Christmas music by the South Sumter Middle School chorus group and modeling and dance performances by the Sumter Sweethearts. The parade began at 6 p.m. and moved from the Sumter County Farmers Market along Market Street.Visit www.sumtercountytimes.com to view additional photos. Find the multimedia bar, halfway down the homepage and click the image to start the show. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesThe United States Postal Service had a one horse postal sleigh in the Webster parade. Gail Mangum and her great grandson Deklin Lemming. Webster postal worker Brittany Lemming and her husband Adam came up with the theme and put the sleigh in her living room over a two-day period, she said. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesLet it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Boy Scout Pack 439 made it snow in Webster, during the lighted night parade. While it wasnt real snow, it certainly fell from the sky, after being expelled from a creation that took center stage on their float. They used instant mashed potatoes as the white fluffy stuff. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesNathan Arnold (left) and Justin Ivey practicing before the South Sumter High School Marching Band took to the parade route in Webster. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesResidents, businesses and organizations got in the spirit Saturday with a variety of floats for the lighted night parade along Main Street in Webster. Following the parade, residents were treated to refreshments, entertainment and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Hundreds and hundreds of children got a chance to visit with Santa and take home a prize at the Saturday night Webster parade. Alexis Sapp, 6, (shown) and her younger sister Alissa, 4, were among them.

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PAGE6SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011 0009PFX 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 Indian Hill Baptist Church 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 0009E72 BUSHNELL 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 0009E7F BUSHNELL 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 0009E78 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 0009E7L WEBSTER 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 0009E6V BUSHNELL 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. 0009E6S BUSHNELL Pastor Warren Bennett 352-793-3438 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 0009E6M LAKE PANASOFFKEE WILDWOOD 0009E5Y S T V INCENT DE P AUL C ATHOLIC C HURCH C HRISTMAS E VE M ASSES : 3 P 4:45 P 6:30 P M IDNIGHT C HRISTMAS M ASSES 6:30 A 8 A 9:45 A 11:30 A 1:15 P 3 P 4:45 P D AILY M-S AT 8:30 A M ASS T IMES & D IRECTIONS : 330-0028 Office: 330-0220 5323 E CR 462 www.sumtercatholic.org 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 0009E5W Sumterville United Methodist Church OVER 150 YEARS OF PRAYER 2565 CR 522 1 BLOCK EAST OF HWY 301 0009E6E SUMTERVILLE Invites you to attend Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m. Pastor Charles Tomberlin All children are invited. 0009E5H (Discover the Difference!) 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 0009E6B WAHOO www.wahoochurch.org 35 2 793-6015 Sunday : 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 0009E6I 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 0009E5U First Baptist Church of Bushnell BUSHNELL Sunday School 9:45 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Evening Service 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 PM 0009E67 WEBSTER First Baptist Church of Webster 1/4 mile east of 471 on SE 1st Ave. 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 0009E62 0009EGX Cornerstone Community Baptist Church Sun. Fellowship . . . . . . . . 9:30 10 a.m. Sun. Worship . . . . . . . . . 10 11:15 a.m. Sun. Evening Study . . . . 5:30 7:30 p.m. Wed. Teens & Children . 6:00 7:30 p.m. Tues. Noon Bible Study . . . . . . . . 12 1 p.m. 3985 CR 567 CENTERHILL Cornerstone Cares BUSHNELL Pastor Ron Thomas 603-1373 NEXT TO YOUTH CENTER 777 E. CR 48 Worship This Week at the Church of Your Choice746924Church Directory 0009E5N 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 Vivian Mills, 83Vivian Granny Mills, 83, of Ridge Manor, died Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at Dade City. Survivors include her children, Donnie (Donnis) Mills, Ronnie (Michaelene) Mills, Brenda Kilby, Roger (Denise) Mills, Pam (Brett) Tatum. A visitation was at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, Bushnell, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 and Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 with services following at 1 p.m. with Pastor Eldridge Parrish presiding. Interment followed at the Mills Family Cemetery in Webster. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Obituary Church calendar SPECIAL EVENTSL iving Nativity First Baptist Church of Bushnell, 125 W. Anderson Avenue, will have its Annual Drive Thru Living Nativity on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Fairway Christian Church Fairways movie night is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. The featured film is A Christmas Child by Max Lucado. Fairway invites everyone to go Christmas Caroling on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. Those who are interested should meet at the Church. Fairways Bible studies for men and women on Dec. 20, 21, 27 and 28 have been canceled. Bible studies will resume again in January. Fairway Christian Church will have two candlelight Communion services on Christmas Eve 4:30 and 6 p.m. There will not be an 8 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec 25. The Christmas Day services at Fairway will be at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Free food giveaway The First Baptist Church of Rutland is having a free food giveaway and clothing on Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. The church has collected new and used toys which will also be available. The event is to help those who need help in these times. No vendors please. The church is just east of the Withlacoochee Bridge on S.R. 44, west of Interstate 75. For information call 793-3340, leave a message. E mmanuel The Festival Choir of Rock of Ages Lutheran Church in Wildwood invites the public to attend Emmanuel (celebrating Heavens Child) on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 4 p.m. The 19 member choir will be under the direction of Royce Ruther. The performance is free to the public, all are welcome. The church is at 201 Barwick and Webster streets. A freewill donation for Operation Bless Wildwood will be taken. For more information call 330-0463 or 461-6811. Granville Beville 2234, Bushnell United Daughters of the Confederacy The UDC held a meeting Saturday, Dec 3 at the home of Joyce White in Bushnell. A lovely brunch was enjoyed by all. Meeting was called to order by President, Carol Tomlinson. A Poem Christmas in the Camp By Dianne Drake Boren Poet Laureate 2010-12, Florida Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy was read by Bettye Jemison. Two $25 gift cards will be given to the Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service of the Orlando VA to be given to Homeless Veterans in need. A collection was taken up to be given to the James Hailey Hospital in Tampa for their Christmas Party this year. Forty-three towels, hand towels and washcloths have been collected for the Tampa Crossroads for the homeless women veterans. Plantation Christmas was Sunday, Dec 11 at Gamble Plantation in Ellenton. The program was given by Joyce White on the Flags of the Confederacy: The First National Flag Stars and Bars: The seven stars on the version of the flag shown here represent the seven original confederate States: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. Additional stars were added for the later admission of Virginia, Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri increasing the total of stars to thirteen. (Stars twelve and thirteen were Kentucky and Missouri who never formally conceded from the Union but were recognized by the Confederacy.) This flag is also known as the Daughters Flag. The Confederate Battle Flag Southern Cross (square): This design was presented to Congress on Every year, members of the First Baptist Church of Bushnell brave wind and cold and dark of night they may be in long robes at the dinner table, rich fabrics beneath a star, chilled in the stable, or elevated above a crowd chanting threats. Whatever their role, members are sure to put on a performance for the crowd of visitors that come through the biblical drivethrough Christmas story. And it is a drive-through you never have to leave your car. This year, the nativity is slated from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18. Church members portray everything from the couple being turned away at the inn to Christs resurrection and knock on the door for entry. Theres Lazaruss resurrection, the Lords Supper and even three men on a cross, with hecklers and Back row: Karen Boone, Irish Wolf (prospective member), Tammy Moore, Jewell Stansell, Marilyn Barnes, Patricia Shinkle, Eloise Pitts, Joyce White. Front row: Carolyn Shaw, Peggy Griffin, Bettye Jemison, Carol Tomlinson. Church members to host their annual drive-through nativity BRENDALOCKLEAR Staff Writer See UDC Page 9 See NATIVITY Page 9

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PAGE8SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011 BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesMary, Joseph, the baby Jesus, angels and shepherds were at the front of the float and giant red and white striped letters spelled out Jesus. Shown, from left are: Chloe Perrin, Matthew Taylor, Haley Sheen, Tommy McGuire, Olivia Ragano, Brent Ragano and Zachary Taylor. There racing cars, Ginches, pink poodles, snow queens and horses. There antique cars, housewives of Lake Panasoffkee, marching bands, princes, princesses and Nativity scenes all along C.R. 470 Saturday morning as Lake Panasoffkee residents held their annual Christmas Parade. This years event was coordinated as part of the Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project and included more than 60 entry groups. The organizations ranged from Economizer IGA Panasoffkee Hardware to Sumter Countys Relay for Life. Even Santa was on board, riding what else in Panasoffkee, but an airboat. The parade led to the recreation park, where Santa and a number of helpful elf volunteers set up shop to host a Christmas festival. The event included fun and games, food, exhibitors and a visit with Santa. See next weeks edition of the Sumter County Times for photos of class princes and princesses from Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School.Visit us at www.sumtercountytimes.com to view additional photos. Find the multimedia bar, halfway down the homepage and click the image to start the show. BRENDALOCKLEAR Staff Writer Mimes in Lake Panasoffkee all decked out and ready to walk, these two mimes joined the parade. There were plenty of automobile and sports transportation enthusiasts in the parade, including the Lake Panasoffkee Cruisers, dune buggy drivers and local families. Here, three of the riders are shown in the trundle seat of an antique car, as they make their way onto C.R. 470. Harvest Baptist Church hosted a nativity float for the Lake Panasoffkee. Mary, Joseph and Jesus were portrayed by Jessie and Crystal Pereida and their son Kohlton. Carolyn DeFilippo played Asland on the Church of the Fisherman float. The theme was Narnia or The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. The float took first place in the parade. PANASOFFKEE CELEBRATES WITH PARADE

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This week I turned 57. I thought by this age Id get the hang of the whole sainthood thing. The Protestant definition of a saint is simply a follower of Jesus. However, that doesnt seem enough. There should be more to it than that. For instance, by now I should have at least the beginning buds of a halo or be able to say no to temptation eight out of 10 times or two out of 10! But the truth is, I still struggle. Recently, I read about two books that intrigued me. One is The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs. He spent an entire year attempting to live the ultimate biblical life by following the Bible as literally as possible. That included obeying the Ten Commandments, being fruitful and multiplying, loving his neighbor as much as he loved himself and giving away 10 percent of his income. It also included following some odd and obscure passages playing a 10-stringed harp, not wearing clothing of mixed fibers, leaving his beard unshaven and untrimmed and stoning adulterers and/or Sabbath breakers. He said he was in New Yorks Central Park, picked up some pebbles and decided to start with a guy he knew who worked both Saturdays and Sundays. He planned to walk by him and chuck the pebbles at the small of his back. After a couple of failed passes, I realized it was a bad idea, he said. A chucked pebble, no matter how small, does not go unnoticed. My revised plan: I would pretend to be clumsy and drop the pebbles on his shoe. So I did. He said it was probably the most polite stoning in history, and highly unsatisfying. Since I only read an excerpt from the book, I dont know if Jacobs was able to live biblically 24/7 for 365 days, but Im guessing no. The other book I read about is called Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor by Jana Riess. Actually, she started her year the way Jacobs had, with a vow to live biblically. She narrowed her quest down to specific spiritual practices that she hoped would make her more saintly, including fasting, fixed-hour prayer, gratitude, keeping the Sabbath and practicing hospitality and generosity. She said she did it because she and Jesus had become like an old married couple she being naggy and he being distant. She wanted to bring some zing back into their relationship. Really, how hard could it be? she asked at the beginning of her saint-making year, only to find out that the only thing she could succeed at was failure. As I see it, the problem with setting out on a quest to live righteously, to live holy (as we think of holiness), to live obediently and victoriously and as biblically as we can is that we usually judge success or failure by our performance. Did I put 10 percent of my paycheck (gross not net amount) in the offering this week? Did I spend at least 30 minutes in prayer in the morning and read my Bible for at least that long? Did I say grace before meals? Did I give thanks in all things? If I did all that (and more much, much more), then Im worthy to be called a saint. God will like me. He wont flick me behind my ears or squish me like a stink bug. But even if I do all that, if I cant maintain it, then what? I flunk sainthood. Or do I? Theres a song by Christian artist Andrew Peterson that haunts me, but in a good way. He sings about a lifelong fear, of thistles and vines (that) ensnare and entwine, of a fear that hell fall one too many times. He sings, its the fear that (Christs) love is no better than mine. Then Jesus comes. He has planted seeds in Petersons life and now has come for the harvest. However, the plants that have grown, the evidence of being rooted to Christ, are few and puny, and hes afraid of what Jesus will say. Hes afraid hell be rejected, ridiculed, cast aside. But its not like that, he realizes as he sings, The best that Ive got isnt nearly enough. Hes glad for the crop, but its me that he loves. When it comes to achieving sainthood, at least for Protestants, its not our obedience that counts, but Christs obedience on our behalf. The best that weve got isnt nearly enough. Thats why he gave his best for us. If we know that, theres no such thing as flunking sainthood. 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 nkennedy@sctnews.com. presented to Congress on March 4, 1861. The square design of the flag was chosen as being lighter to carry and less likely to become entangled in tree branches or caught on bayonets. Three sizes of the fag were issued 48 inches for the infantry, 36 inches for the artillery, and 30 inches for the Calvary. Some units added borders of gold. Naval Battle Flag C.S.A. Jack Flag: The Confederate navy Jack was a rectangular version of the Battle Flag with the white border around the outside omitted. Used primarily by the confederate Navy, some ground troops also used this flag. This design is probably the most widely recognized symbol of the Confederacy. The Second National Flag the Stainless Banner: The new design of the flag was adopted on May 1, 1863 includes the Battle Flag in the canton on a field of pure white. The white field from which the name Stainless Banner was derived is symbolic for the purity of the cause which it represented. The first new flag manufactured was used to drape the coffin of General Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson when it lay in state in the Confederate House of Representatives. The Third National Flag The Last National Flag: The Second National Flags white field could be mistaken for a white flag of surrender, when the flag hung limp in still air. The red bar was added to the end of the stainless white field of the second national flag to create this new design which was adopted on March 4, 1865, just 36 days before the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865. The Bonnie Blue Flag: The Lone Star Flag, was used by various groups seeking independence beginning in 1810, including West Florida (1810) and Texas (1836-1839). Although never officially adopted by the Confederate government, the people did and this flag was incorporated in five of the southern states that adopted new flags in 1861. Meeting was adjourned by the singing of Dixie and Old Folks At Home. Next meeting will be held at the home of Mary Harrison in Bushnell at 10 a.m. For more information contact: Carol Tomlinson: 352-516-5720 or Joyce White: 352-793-8119. 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Biblical verses portraying the story are written on large boards as cars pass through the streets, with only candle luminaries and action spotlights to light their way. Its an annual presentation for the church, which has also meant adding property for the presentation. Currently, the nativity takes up an entire block in Bushnell. The line for the drivethrough begins on Main Street and typically, the event draws an estimated 3,000 people over the twonight performance. The living depictions take up an entire block of the city. They will also host a Candlelight Service at 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24. For more information, call the church at 352-7934612. NATIVITYcontinued from Page 6 UDCcontinued from Page 6 Joyce White displaying Confederate Flags Flunking sainthoodGrace notes Nancy Kennedy Special to theTimes

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Sand piles and bug houses were a new and novel part of this years annual Laura Vickers Christmas Party. The eighth annual party drew 1, 200 children and their families for an afternoon of fun, games, gifts and visits with Santa. The event is hosted by the Thomas E. Langley Medical Center in Sumterville. It went very well, I think everybody enjoyed it, said co-coordinator Pam Bush. The kids were happy and smiling. It was just a lot of fun. The past two years have been the largest parties yet. We had 2,000 hot dogs and we ran out, said Bush. This year the center received additional corporate sponsorships from Home Dept, Cemex and Sams offering everything from monetary donations to activity centers. Home Depot provided a childrens workshop, where the kids were able to build their own bug houses and take home a workshop apron. Cemex provided a dig and mix sand pile. Overstreet said they also had donations from several doctors. The party was designed to remember the same spirit that Laura had to give without the need to receive and to hold on to the true spirit of Christmas, Overstreet said. Bush said theyre also hoping that more members of the community will realize what Langley is and who we serve. While Langley serves patients with insurance, they are there to provide for those in need for those who need health care and dont have insurance. With the growing number of residents attending the parties, theyre hoping for added help in the future. We really need help if were going to continue this. The party draws the children, their parents and other extended relatives, which also means the cost is grown. Overstreet said there are a number of people and organizations that make the party happen. For example, this year South Sumter High School Principal Preston Morgan and his wife Peggy hosted a dinner party and asked the guests to gifts that could be passed on to Langley for the party. Overstreet said they need to owe the school a tremendous amount of gratitude, because not only did they donate the gifts, but teacher Heather Kadur and her MECCA students volunteered the time to wrap all the party gifts. There were 1,600 ofPAGE10SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011 0009X9A BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County Times11-year-old Gary Armstrong is shown sitting on Santas lap at the Laura Vickers Christmas party, at the Thomas E. Langley Medical Center. Kids flock to Vickers Christmas Party Family members of the late Laura Vickers were at the facility, working hard to help with the day. Theyre shown (left to right) her dad Darrell Vickers, her brother Kevin Vickers and her mom Judy Knight. George Zappata was all aboard when it came to the fire truck exhibition at the Thomas E. Langley Christmas party. See PARTY Page 11 BRENDALOCKLEAR Staff Writer

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SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011, PAGE11 000A245 Meeting the health care needs of Sumter County since 1976! Lab Podiatry Pediatrics Pharmacy Dental (open 7:30-6) X-Ray/Imaging Internal Medicine Behavioral Health Family Medicine Walk-ins Welcome! MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED INCLUDING MEDICARE MEDICAID MEDIPASS TRICARE No Insurance? We Offer Sliding Scale! 1425 S. US 301, Sumterville, FL 33597 Hours M-F 8-5 and Sat 8-2 (352) 793-5900 TTY/TDD (800) 955-8777 www.langleymedical.com Se Habla Espaol Handicap Accessible Equal Opportunity Employer them. Each child that visits Santa gets a gift. There are also other giveaways during the day, including several bicycles. That high school really, really shows their colors and their community spirit, Overstreet said. Overstreet also added that Vickers was a graduate of South Sumter High School. As for next year, they are Definitely in need of future sponsorship, involvement or volunteers. This year, the medical center foundation paid much of the bill for the party and while its currently open to the general public of Sumter and surrounding counties, Overstreet said they may have to limit it in the future possibly only to residents who utilize Langley services. He said they dont even know until the day of the party, how many people are coming.Visit www.sumtercountytimes.com to view additional photos. Find the multimedia bar, halfway down the homepage and click the image to start the show. PARTYcontinued from Page 10 BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesDamien Estelle was having a great time and ready for lunch at the party. He was there with his relatives Harriet Estelle and Do rian Collins. Brenda Laveigne, LaQuita Mann, Kaley Laveigne, June Tickle and Madeline Braswell (left to right) and Lisa Dickerson and Paula Knight (not shown) worked to wrap hot dogs for the free lunch.

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Governor Rick Scott announced three new members to Lake-Sumter Community Colleges District Board of Trustees. Representing Sumter County are Kelly L. Flores of Oxford and Kelly S. Rice of Webster. The new Lake County trustee is Emily A. Lee of Eustis. The Dec. 9 announcement also included the reappointment of Clermonts Raymond Scott Blankenship and Richard P. Bowersox of Fruitland Park, both representing Lake County. All started their terms on Dec. 8, which are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. Raymond Scott Blankenship has been Lake Countys director of Economic Development and Tourism since last May. Previously, he was the president of Blankenship Consulting, a commercial realtor with Bryan Properties, and president of Natures Gallery. A board member for the Education Foundation of Lake County, he serves on the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commissions Lake County Economic Development Advisory Council. Blankenship, a United States Air Force veteran, earned an associate degree from Valencia, and went on to receive bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Central Florida and Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern, respectively. His second term continues through May 31, 2014. Another second-term trustee is Richard P. Bowersox, a real estate broker and president of the RoeRich Corporation. A member of the board of directors for the Educational Foundation of Lake County, he previously was president of the Gator Power Equipment Corporation and a real estate broker with The Villages. Prior to becoming a Floridian, he lived in Michigan and was vice president of sales and marketing for Dun-Hot Inc. and president of Bowersox Snack Distributor Inc. His term ends May 31, 2015. Project Manager at The Villages since 2002, new Trustee Kelly L. Flores has been vice chair of the Village Community Development District No. 8 since 2010. Flores received her bachelor and masters degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She succeeds Jon Simpson for a term ending May 31, 2015. Emily A. Lee is a community facilitator with Devereux Kids. A former educator, school counselor and administrator, Lee was the director of Lake County Childrens Services from 1998 to 2007. Community activities include the Lake County Childrens Foundation, the Florida Childrens Services Council, and the Lake County Early Learning Coalition. Lee received a bachelors degree from Southern University Baton Rouge and a masters degree from Mankato State University. She succeeds Joe Norman and her term continues through May 31, 2014. A real estate broker with Century 21 Prime Property Resources Inc., president of Rice Cattle Company, and president of Physical Therapy Services of Brooksville Inc., Kelly S. Rice succeeds Richard Childers for a term ending May 31, 2014. Rice is past president of the Sumter County Economic Development Council and served on the board of directors for Workforce Central Florida. A graduate of the University of Florida, Rice is the current president of the Sumter County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. PAGE12SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011 000A0VV 000A1I2 000A1I7 On Saturday, Dec. 10, Logan Doyle, a 4th grade student at Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School, won first-place overall in the 2011 Dade City Motocross Championship Series in the 50cc 5 to 8 year old class. He also won second-place overall in the 65cc 7 to 8 year old class. His brother Lane Doyle, a kindergarten student at Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School won third-place overall in the Pee Wee class and also third-place overall in the 50cc 4 to 6 year old class. The Dade City Motocross Championship Series is an extremely competitive series of 19 races from February through November. Cindy Carver triumphs at Jingle Bell 5K race Cindy Carver needed a race. The 43-year-old from Springfield, Mo., was enjoying her stay in an RV in Lake Panasoffkee but needed to get some running in. She found the 13th Annual Jingle Bell 5K (3.1 mile) race to compete in Saturday. Carver was one of 383 registrants. It was an overcast and cool morning and there were few if any complaints about the weather with the temperatures in the 60s. Carver just happened to be the first female to finish. Carver finished fourth overall with a time of 19:16. I have won a few races, she said. This (course) is kind of challenging. The weather is nice. The hills were tough. Its fun. James Amodie won the race in 17:54. He is a sophomore at Springstead High School in Spring Hill. Inverness resident Cameron Grant was second with a time of 18:28. Former Crystal River High cross country runner Karen Stukes won the womens masters title with a time of 23:13. Phil Radford apparently never got the memo about retirement. The 79-yearold Villages resident doesnt know he is to relax, play about 1,000 rounds of golf, go on cruises, maybe play bridge or lawn bowling. Instead, he runs. He has done 50 races this year and was doing three this weekend. I ran at Lake-Sumter Community College this morning, then I came here, he said. I will go to Ocala later on. I like to run. I dont play golf. I run about five miles a day. This is one of the better races. It is well organized. I am retired from the oil and gas industry. I worked all over the eastern United States. The weather is nice. I will be back next year. The race director was very happy with the event. We have record numbers today, said race director Chris Moling. I attribute a lot of our numbers to the kids. We are glad to have them and they are the future runners of Citrus County. Its a lot of fun for everybody. They get to run in front of thousands of spectators. Its perfect running weather. We are very happy to have the 13th Annual Jingle Bell. Everything ran like clockwork today. Jingle Bell 5K Race 2011 Results Mens Overall winner: James Amodie, Spring Hill 17:54 Womens Overall winner: Cindy Carver, Lake Panasoffkee 19:16 Mens Masters winner: Erik Smith, Beverly Hills 20:26 Womens Masters winner: Karen Stukes, Crystal River 23:13 Top 10 Finishers James Amodie, Spring Hill 17:54; 2. Jake Lane, Inverness 18:28; 3. Cameron Grant, Inverness 18:32; 4. Cindy Carver, Lake Panasoffkee 19:16; 5. Colin Spain, Hernando 19:41; 6. Corbin Clarke, Inverness 19:43; 7.Ann Keech, Crystal River 19:43.4; 8. Liza Hash, Inglis 19:46; 9. Matthew Lopes, Hernando 20:22; 10. Claire Farnsworth, Lecanto 20:24. LARRYBUGG Times Correspondent The 43-year-old from Springfield, Mo., was enjoying her stay in an RV in Lake Panasoffkee but needed to get some running in. On Wednesday, Dec. 7 also known as Pearl Harbor day, South Sumter Middle School students Isaiah Valentine and Kendall Clark were presented with the Patriots Pen essay awards by VFW Post 10084 Commander Lloyd MacBay and Senior Vice Bubba Gleaton. Both winners were awarded certificates and dog tags and in addition the first place winner, Isaiah Valentine, received a check for $200 and second place winner, Kendall Clark received a check for $75. We want to congratulate both of these students on a job well done. South Sumter Middle School students receive awards Governor appoints five to LSCC board 0009VLT S UMTER C OUNTY L IVESTOCK A UCTION USDA-FL Dept. of Ag Market News Bartow, FL Jay Thomas 229-226-1641 Thomasville.LGMN@ams. usda.gov http://marketnews. usda.gov/portal/ lgOR_LS765.txt THIS WEEK: 1246 THIS WEEK: 1246 LAST WEEK: 1492 LAST WEEK: 1492 YEAR AGO: 1337 YEAR AGO: 1337 Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011 LIVESTOCK REPORT Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls firm to 2.00 higher. Feeder steers and heifers steady. 10 percent slaughter cows, 4 percent slaughter bulls with feeders making up approximately 86 percent of sale. In the feeders 60 percent steers, 40 percent heifers. Feeders over 600 pounds made up about 4 percent of sale. Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80% Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1375-1585 1471 64.00-73.00 69.05 1210-1415 1346 77.00-80.00 78.58 High Dressing Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85% Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1025-1160 1088 68.00-74.00 71.39 1060-1165 1140 75.00-78.00 77.04 High Dressing Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1225-1425 1284 75.00-82.00 79.05 1645-1890 1782 89.00-94.00 91.75 1810-1845 1833 99.00-102.00 101.01 High Dressing Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 220-235 228 180.00-190.00 185.16 260-290 272 185.00-200.00 196.12 305-345 324 184.00-195.00 189.84 360-390 373 158.00-170.00 162.59 410-435 428 148.00-165.00 155.29 460-485 468 148.00-156.00 153.98 500-540 526 136.00-148.00 138.54 560-595 573 130.00-136.00 133.93 605-608 606 124.00-127.00 125.50 650-670 658 120.00-122.00 121.32 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 215-230 219 170.00-180.00 172.63 260-285 275 156.00-176.00 162.08 320-330 323 152.00-166.00 162.64 360-390 377 140.00-150.00 145.47 430-445 441 135.00-145.00 142.56 460-475 472 129.00-144.00 132.75 520-540 527 125.00-134.00 127.59 560-580 568 116.00-124.00 120.95 605-635 624 116.00-120.00 118.53 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 255-260 256 152.00-154.00 153.66 305-320 315 150.00-154.00 152.71 360-385 377 138.00-146.00 143.08 405-440 431 132.00-146.00 136.09 475-485 482 126.00-128.00 127.34 505-535 524 124.00-134.00 128.79 555-585 575 120.00-124.00 121.50 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 260-290 274 136.00-145.00 139.90 305-320 311 134.00-138.00 135.85 355-380 372 126.00-134.00 129.50 420-430 425 120.00-130.00 124.05 460-485 472 116.00-124.00 119.89 505-520 510 118.00-122.00 120.64

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Bubba, a Jack Russell mix, is a young adult dog. He gets along with other dogs. But is a little rough with cats. A sweet loving boy who is willing learn. An active family would be nice. Bubba is a little guy at 12 pounds, but has a huge heart. Neutered and current on his vaccines. For more info call (352) 793-9117 or email info@hsspca.org. To see all our other great pets visit our website www.hsspca.org. Happy Holiday from all of us at the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter Co. Inc. People everywhere are making preparations for the holidays. Tree trimmings, holiday decorations, presents, and delicious treats are many of the seasons delights. Getting ready for visits from family and friends, we can get preoccupied with holiday plans. Lets not forget our four legged furry family members during this hustling and bustling time. To minimize their stress and prevent accidents, it is important to make every attempt to keep on a regular feeding and exercise schedule. Our pets are creatures of habit, and a dependable routine will help during the holidays. By keeping feeding times the same and making time for daily exercise and playtime, your pet will be more relaxed. Holidays abound with potential hazardous situations. Take precautions to eliminate any dangers. 1. Before guests arrive, determine if your pet would enjoy being part of the festivities or feel more comfortable staying in a quiet room. If your pet joins in on the fun, take every precaution when the front door opens to avoid escapes. Be sure your pet is wearing identification should he or she slip out the door. 2. Many holiday foods are toxic and can make your pet ill or even cause death. Keep candies, chocolates, alcoholic beverages, and turkey, fish, and chicken bones away from furry family members. Put out dog or cat treats for your guest to share with your pets. Keeping your dog or cat on their regular diet and giving them their usual treats will prevent upset tummies, diarrhea, constipation, and more serious illnesses. 3. Christmas trees, glass ornaments, tinsel, electrical cords, ribbons, foil wrap are all items that can fascinate young puppies and kittens and cause serious injuries. 4. Several holiday plants are poisonous, and should be kept away from pets. Holly, poinsettias, mistletoe, and Christmas rose are just a few. You can go on the internet to learn which plants are poisonous to your pets. We all get busy during the holidays, but dont forget to take a break for quality time with your pet. Play time with kitty or a leisurely walk with poochie is time well spent to reduce holiday stress and just enjoy the simple pleasures our pets bring to us. After all, simple pleasures are the most treasured of all. This time of year, as we celebrate the holidays, keep in your minds and hearts the many homeless animals. Making a donation to the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County will give more homeless animals the opportunity to find loving homes. A tax deductable donation can be sent to: Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, P.O. Box 67, Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538. Howard Hitchcock, Carl Martin, Al Haliday) # 2Wiley/Wiley & Assoc. (Tom Wiley, Mitchell Wiley, Doug Hunt, George Dahl); and first place goes to #1State Farm Insurance, Nathan Thomas (Ross Locklear, Tim Dietz, Bodie Bostick, David Gruber) Once again, Skip Maddox Memorial Tournament, came to a close. Again, we thank all of our sponsors, and our golfers. Without you, the tournament would not be as effective, nor as fun. So during this season of giving, and in the real Christmas Spirit thank you, thank you one and all! (Funds raised from the Skip Maddox Golf Tournament are used to fund many civic and educational programs through Wildwood Rotary.) Wildwood RotaryEncouraging readingThe decrease in the reading habits of a people implies a true mental step back for society. It reduces its creative imagination, its intelligence and its sensitivity. The quote is by Ibez Langloise, a Chilean poet with whom I totally agree. As an educator, I verify that students who are fond of reading encounter fewer hitches in their studies, get better grades and are usually more mature. It is just logical reading improves spelling, vocabulary, written and oral expression, it builds up culture and helps thinking. And those who think are capable of internalizing values. In addition, it can contribute to knowledge of the truth, achievement of good, and appreciation of beauty, which helps us improve as human beings. On the other hand, reading is the best antidote to boredom, since you do not need others in order to have a good time. One of the most exciting challenges we parents and educators face is to encourage reading among our children and students. How? By reading more ourselves; it is the example that draws in, as you can only convey what you experience. Federido Gmez Independent Forum of Opinion Extension jobs important tooI was astonished to read that Commissioner Gilpin considers the jobs our extension staff do as nothing more than socializing. While they are often in social situations on the job, our extension people are exceptionally hard working. I have chaired the ag advisory committee for Susan Kelly for six years now, and I can assure Mr. Gilpin that much valuable work is being done by extension staff, and a great deal of it is done in social settings. For example, when our 4H agent appears at the fair night after night, she is keeping tabs on 4-Hers and their exhibits and the volunteers who man the booths to provide information and assistance to club members and the public. Part of the agents job is to be there to promote 4-H programs, which she does exceptionally well. 4-H meetings could also be seen as social, since good leaders make learning fun, but the club members are learning valuable skills for life as adults in a working world. Another example is our agent in charge, who attends Cattlemans meetings, the fair, the yearly Agritunity educational programs (which she is instrumental in organizing), and many other functions. I am sure that, on many nights, she would prefer to be home with her family. But learning what is going on in the agricultural community, organizing programs, securing information, and creating links between IFAS and the local farming community are important to her job. She is often the connection between the information and the local farm or ranch in need of information. Our horticulture people attend social functions also, presenting programs to organizations on Florida friendly landscaping and other timely topics. Our livestock agent, whom we also share with another county, attends functions to socialize with cattlemen, but he is also gathering information on problems and working on solutions. He cannot come out to check on a new exotic grass infesting pastures or an unidentified fungus killing pasture grass if he doesnt know about it. What better way to know what is going on than to be among cattlemen to hear what they have to say? Perhaps the commissioner simply doesnt understand the value of agriculture and therefore of extension services to the agricultural community. The extension agents could provide statistics on the financial benefits of their programs. Of course, it is fact that man cannot live without food, and our modern society could not exist without modern agriculture. But, beyond that, farms and ranches pay far more in taxes than they receive in services. Houses with beautifully landscaped and well-maintained lawns are much more valuable than houses without, and our water resources are protected by homeowners who know how to use fertilizers and pesticides wisely and correctly. Children who have useful projects and learn useful skills grow up to be productive citizens. Our extension agents make valuable contributions to Sumter Countys citizens in so many ways that it would be impossible to count the benefits of the things they do. They impact our present and our future with their dedication to gathering and imparting knowledge and their professional outreach in extending that knowledge to real world situations.Jackie Peterson Extension Office SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011, PAGE13 FOR ONLY $20.00* and save before the end of the year! You can have the paper delivered to your home every Thursday for a whole year. Subscribe today to Call 793-2161 today and get your subscription started. Ask for code mo Offer expires 12/31/11 *Must be local, in-county delivery. New subscribers only. D ont miss out on LOCAL NEWS, LOCAL SPORTS, BUSINESS NEWS, SCHOOL UPDATES AND GREAT ADVERTISING BARGAINS!! 0009UXL LETTERScontinued from Page 4Sumter calendar FRIDAY, DEC. 16Singles/couples dance Sumter Singles and Couples has a dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 County Road 459. Finger foods or soda welcome. For information call 424-1688.SATURDAY, DEC. 17Christmas on the Florida Frontier Step back in time to a simpler time of celebrating Christmas on the Florida Frontier, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Join us as we make and play with home-made toys, create corn husk dolls, dip candles, listen to old time music, sing carols, decorate a Christmas tree, make Christmas crafts, and participate in an old-fashioned taffy pull. Participants will get to sample taffy and other frontier holiday treats. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 C.R. 603 Bushnell; Phone: 352-793-4781; Fax: 352-793-4230. Entry fee into park, $3 per car load up to 8 people or park pass. Call for reservations. Santa Is Coming to Town! Santa is coming to the Center Hill Community Center, 94 S. Virginia Ave., Center Hill, FL 33514 at 3 p.m. Let us come together as a great big family to celebrate the love and hope we enjoy through the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This free event is featuring a family portrait with Santa; dinner, cake and ice cream, games and more. Santa in Bushnell Santa Claus makes a stop in Bushnell about 6 p.m. at the lighted Christmas tree on Main Street, at South Sumter High School. The Kiwanis Club event provides a greeting from Santa along with bags of candy and toys for youngsters. Refreshments will be provided.MONDAY, DEC. 19School advisory council meeting The school advisory council meeting for Wildwood Elementary School will be at 5:30 p.m. For more information call Dana Williams at 748-3353.MONDAY, DEC. 26 to 29Team Bushnell Baseball Camp Learn the Fundamentals of pitching, hitting and fielding, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at Kenny Dixon Sports Complex. Cost is $75 for entire camp or $25 per day per child. Cost includes lunch each day and a shirt. For more information, contact Cookie Tadlock at 457-7771 or Mike Eastburn at 4443502. (Limit of 40 kids per day, so make your reservations now!) For kids aged 6 to 12 years old.SATURDAY, JAN. 7Dades 32nd Battle Reenactment Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 7 and 8, 2012, 176th anniversary of the Dade Battle, the grounds open 9 a.m. battle reenactment at 2 p.m.; $5 per person, children under 6 free; parking $2 per vehicle. Period soldier, Seminole and civilian camps, Sutler trade fair, historic arts and crafts demonstrations, full scale cannon firing, tree cutting and barricade building, musket shooting, tomahawk throwing and primitive archery. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 Battlefield Parkway, Bushnell; 793-4781 www.dadebattlefield.com.SATURDAY, JAN. 28Calling all chili cooks! The 2nd Annual Spice It Up For Hospice Chili Cookoff will be at the Kenny Dixon Sports Complex at the picnic pavilions. Tasting begins at 11 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. Cash prizes and awards will be presented. All proceeds will benefit the Lane Purcell Hospice House. Armbands are $5 and includes a drink and a taste of all the chili, plus a vote for your favorite! Contact Susan Bennett, 352-742-6807; email sbennett@cornerstonehospice.org. You can also visit the website at cshospice.org and click on Events to download rules and regulations. Entrance fee is only $20. Critter chatter Relieving holiday stress on pets Linda Graves Humane Society Shelter sweethearts My name is Baci; I am male and have a current rabies vaccination. Please come and visit me at Sumter County Animal Services, 352-569-1960. My name is April and I am a female. I am a stray and looking for my fur ever home. Please come and visit me at Sumter County Animal Services. Hi my name is Amber. I am a female stray and I am looking for my fur ever home. Please come and visit me at Sumter County Animal Services. PET OF THE WEEK

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PAGE14SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011 The Haven of Lake, Sumter counties can expand reach to aid domestic violence victims, raise awareness with $10,000 grant from verizon The Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties has received a $10,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to support the local agencys emergency shelter and to expand an outreach program at area schools in both counties. In the outreach effort, Haven staff visit schools and engage students in hour-long discussions on the various issues related to dating abuse and domestic violence. Students are provided journals to take notes or to express their thoughts, as well as brochures and other informational materials. The program already is a success, but the new funding will allow Haven experts to reach many more local students. Haven truly appreciates the support from Verizon. It is so important to get this teen dating abuse prevention information to our youth, so that they have the skills to develop happy and healthy relationships, said Rebecca L. Teston, Havens contract and grant manager. Michelle Robinson, Southeast region president for Verizon said, Unfortunately, violence can begin early in a relationship. However, were lucky to have organizations such as The Haven to help raise awareness and to aid victims young and old. Local residents can join the effort against domestic violence through the HopeLine program from Verizon. HopeLine bins are located in all Verizon Wireless stores to collect no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories. The devices are then refurbished and/or recycled to benefit domestic violence agencies and victims. For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com/ hopeline. Domestic abuse is a widespread problem, said Pam Tope, Florida region president of Verizon Wireless. So were glad to team up with the community to provide support for our families, friends and neighbors who need it most. The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon, uses its technology, financial resources and partnerships to address critical social issues, with a focus on education and domestic violence prevention. In 2010, the foundation awarded nearly $67 million to nonprofit agencies in the U.S. and abroad. Through Verizon Volunteers, one of the nations largest employee volunteer programs, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered nearly 6 million hours of community service since 2000. For more information on the foundation, or to apply for a grant, visit www.verizonfoundation.org. BOB REICHMAN/Sumter County TimesMary Crespo, SWAT coordinator, and Dina Martinez, senior health educator, passed out free bicycle helmets in front of Walmart, in Bushnell, last week as part of the Sumter County Health Departments Safe Kids USA project to help youngster ride safely by wearing a bicycle helmet. Grant provides local dollars to Haven to assist vcitims of domestic violence BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesAudrey Boone and Kierra Evans were at Jackies Market in Webster last Saturday, with a basket full of treats. The teens were selling baked goods and candied apples as a fundraiser for church. RIBBON CUTTING Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School October Students of the Month are: Jacqueline MorenoTrejo, Amelia Barrios, Jessica Loren, Kendall Rumer, Grayden Roberts, Trever Duttenhaver, Liam Galbreath, Emily Lovett, Heath Reynolds, Bryce Downs, Abagail Moulder, Giovanna Davis,Carson Clark, Aidan Maggio, Matthew Bechtal, Kaitlyn Benbow, Avory Robinson, Izabell Street, Layla Carr, Neshan Hariprashad, Matthew Yates, Jalynn Kline, Ty Parish, Jaseleth Carranza, Trace Teague, Mathew Maggio, Andy Ashley, Cameron Evans, Layna Sovercool and JaQuan McCants. The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting event at Canadian Meds-Wildwood in celebration of their grand opening. Canadian Meds-Wildwood provides safe and quality prescriptions through their global affiliates offering you substantial savings on medicine that youre already taking. For more information, call John and Iris Rodgers at 399-7002. New experimental project: Free termite treatments The University of Florida is looking to homeowners for help involving a new treatment for termite control. This is an experimental research project available to homeowners who have a subterranean termite infestation and are not being currently treated. This will be an ongoing project and treatments will be free to individuals who meet the requirements for the project. University of Florida offering free termite treatment control

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SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011, PAGE15 The Sumter County Retired Educators held their December meeting at the First Baptist Church of Bushnell. The meeting was called to order by President Glenn Stephens. The devotional was given by Alice Johnson. director of District IV, Carolyn Stephens, brought greetings from the other units in District IV. She commended the Sumter unit on their participation in the Socks for Veterans project. Ed Tomberlin gave a report on the items of the Florida legislature that we as retired educators should be concerned about. Mildred Stephens presented the Cultural Affairs display featuring the members of the organization that have December birthdays and also interesting worldwide events that take place in December. The Fruit Pickers of the First Baptist Church, Bushnell, led us in singing Christmas carols, as well as sharing some of their repertoire with us. Members of the string ensemble include: Rickey Taylor, Larry Estell, Bonnie Estell, Carol Van Kuran, Lynn Crawford, Joan Couch, Dick McLeod, Bob Dawson, Bristo McGregor Skinnner, Vonda Kay Gerry, and Lowell Gerry. Pat Newell, Scholarship Chairperson, reported that the winner of the 2011 fund raising project was Josephine Strong Simons. Congratulations Josephine! President Stephens announced that the next meeting will be Jan. 5, 2012, at 10:45 a.m. Questions? Contact President Stephens at 568-2852. Pat Newell, scholarship chairperson, presents Josephine Strong Simons a gift for her participation in the scholarship fund raising project. Sumter County Retired Educators celebrate at Christmas Party Some things fishy Tracys Point Fishing Report, Lake Panasoffkee Report by Donna and Steve Lind Anglers on Lake Panasoffkee 97 Anglers Bass Fishing 81 Bass caught 159 Bass Released 137 I hate to start this weeks fishing report out on a sour note, but the fact is there just hasnt been very many folks fishing. I have compared the statistics to previous years and last December (same time period) compared to this year was a lot more active. I know for sure that the few anglers that are fishing are catching more fish than last year so Im speculating that even though fishing is an economical form of entertainment, folks just arent spending money on gas, etc. and perhaps what little discretionary money that is left is being reserved for Christmas presents. Lamar Miller is a regular in our fishing reports because he works hard at finding fish and learning their feeding patterns. Lamar caught these fish at the mouth of Big Jones Creek using watermelon seed Sinkos. I havent seen any double digit bass recently but as I said, there just arent that many folks fishing. Changing gears for a moment, Lake Panasoffkee held their annual Christmas parade on Saturday. Dec. 10 and Tracys Point Fishing Lodge entered a float that was supervised by our newest addition Mo assisted by Bulldog Nelson. There were 60 parade entrants and everyone had a ball even Bulldog. On a more positive note, weve got quite a few more cabins reserved beginning in January than previous years and weve got a packed house for Christmas and New Years week ends so on that note I thought I would provide some tips for catching crappie (speckled perch) since we are in the beginning stages of crappie season. As we all know, when the ground hog sticks his head out of the hole it is the sign that winter is coming to a close. In the same sense when Lake Panasoffkee local Tom Davies shows up on Lake Panasoffkee you can bet that its crappie time. Crappie fear him! Heres a few crappie tips to throw in your tackle box: This species can be found suspended on and around structures of all types. For the best results, you need to get the bait down where the fish are located but keep it slightly above the school. Their eyes are found on top of their head so if the bait is below them, they wont see it. Crappies will be active both during the day and at night so you can seek them out at any time. If you have access to a boat you can go out and find some excellent locations where the crappie will be plentiful. Drifting mid lake on Lake Panasoffkee is a good bet and the mouth of Pani Creek is also very good. However, you can have a lot of success fishing for them along the shoreline as well so dont neglect taking advantage of this too. When it comes to strategy, a lot will depend on where and when you go fishing. It will also depend on the type of water youre fishing in, the water temperature and the season. Therefore, its a good idea to experiment every chance you get and try different things to learn what will work the best for you in any given situation. In my opinion water temperature is the biggest and most important factor on Lake Pan the colder the better! Its a good idea to start fishing along the outside of the school when you locate them instead of throwing your line right into the middle of the school. This way, you will be able to work your way through the school from the outside and catch more fish. If your lure drops in the middle of the school first, it might scatter them in different directions and youll lose a good opportunity to reel in a mess of crappie from that location. As far as bait, weve had quite a few anglers experiencing success using Jiffy Jigs in fact Im talkin real good success. Personally, I prefer live Missouri Minnows weve got both in stock and will mark the map for you, so come see us! Florida is a beautiful state with many excellent places to seek out the crappie but its gonna be hard to beat Lake Pannasoffkee. Its a great way to spend some time enjoying the scenery and excellent weather with friends and family. Get out the next chance you get and do some Florida crappie fishing and enjoy nature at its finest. Fishing is fishing and there may be times when Lake Pan isnt producing as well as other nearby lakes. I try and keep my ears open so that I am able to steer my customers to lakes that I know are hot! Pictured are Joe and Allen Williams with a nice mixture of blue gill and catfish caught off the docks of Tracys Point Fishing Lodge on Friday evening. Pictured is Dink Winkerson with his catch of the day his reaction at least I wasnt skunked Lamar Miller is shown with a nice mess of bass. Pictured left to right adjacent to our float are Carol, Sharon, Mo, Bulldog Nelson and Steve. The Fruit Pickers of the First Baptist Church, Bushnell entertain the Sumter Retired Educators at their Christmas party. The next meeting will be Jan. 5, 2012, at 10:45 a.m.

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PAGE18SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011 FAMILY FEATURES Whether you invite a few friends for cock tails and snacks, or youre hosting the whole crowd for a holiday meal, add warmth and richness to special dishes with pure maple syrup from Canada. Maple syrup adds more than flavor and sweetness. All-natural pure maple syrup has been shown to be healthier for you than most other sweeteners. The recipes here show how maple syrup highlights the sweet or savory flavors of holiday appetizers, a pork roast and dessert. And that lets you say Happy Holidays to your friends and family in a most delicious way. When shopping at the grocery store, be sure to look for % pure maple syrup on bottle labels. For more holiday recipes, visit www.purecanadamaple.com or follow on Twitter @PureCanadaMaple.Maple and Portobello StrudelYield: 8 portions 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, divided 4 portobello mushrooms, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 medium apple, peeled, cored and grated 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/4 cup pure maple syrup from Canada 4 sheets phyllo dough In skillet over medium heat, melt 1/4 cup butter; add mushrooms, onion, garlic, apple and thyme. Cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally; season with salt and pepper and set aside. Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter. In bowl, stir butter and maple syrup. On a work surface, spread out one sheet of phyllo; brush with butter-maple syrup mixture. Stack the next 3 sheets, brushing each layer with butter-maple syrup. Spread mushroom filling along a short edge of phyllo, then roll up tightly. Brush with remaining butter-maple syrup; wrap well in plastic wrap and freeze for up to 1 week. About an hour before serving, preheat the oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil and place the frozen strudel on it; bake 45 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes; cut into 8 slices.Maple and Dark Chocolate CakeYield: 8 portions 1 1/3 cups chocolate wafer crumbs 2/3 cup chopped walnuts 3tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 1/4 cups heavy cream, divided 8 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped 2 tablespoons strong coffee 2 packets (1/4 ounce each) plain gelatin 1 cup pure maple syrup from Canada 1 cup milk Preheat oven to 375F. In mixing bowl, stir together cookie crumbs, walnuts and butter until well blended. Firmly press onto the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan; bake 10 minutes. Allow to cool. Meanwhile, in small pan over low heat, heat 1 cup cream just until it steams. Remove from heat, add chocolate and coffee; whisk until smooth. Allow to cool 10 minutes; pour over the crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. In shallow bowl, add 1/2 cup cold water; evenly sprinkle gelatin over water and set aside to soften, about 1 minute. In medium pan, over low heat, heat maple syrup, milk and 1 1/4 cups cream until steaming. Add softened gelatin; stir until dissolved. Cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour; pour over the firm chocolate layer. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Run a knife along edge of cake; remove sides of pan and place cake on serving plate. If desired, decorate top with chocolate wafers and maple candy.Maple and Mustard Pork Crown Roast Yield: 18 portions 1 10-pound pork crown roast 6 cloves garlic, cut in half lengthwise 1 cup pure maple syrup from Canada 1/2 cup red wine 1 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup mixed fresh herbs (rosemary, parsley, thyme), divided 1/2 cup Dijon mustard 1/2 cupplus2tablespoonssoftenedbutter,divided Salt and pepper, to taste 2/3 cup chicken stock 1/2 cup butter Put roast in large roasting pan. With sharp knife, prick meat in 12 places; insert a garlic slice in each incision. In bowl, mix maple syrup, wine, onion and 1 table spoon herbs; pour over pork. Refrigerate 30 minutes, spooning marinade over pork every 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350F. Pour marinade from pan into bowl; reserve. Pat roast dry with paper towels. In small bowl, mix mustard, 2 tablespoons butter, salt and pepper. Spread entire roast with mixture; sprinkle with remaining herbs. Bake 60 to 75 minutes, or until 160F internal temperature. Remove roast from pan to serving platter; loosely cover with foil. Place pan on stove; add reserved marinade and chicken stock. Over medium-high heat, stir constantly until reduced by half, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in 1/2 cup butter; pour sauce around the roast. If desired, garnish with fruit and herbs. Spicy Maple Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans and PistachiosYield: 2 cups 1/4 cup butter 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 pinch or more cayenne pepper 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup from Canada 2 cups unsalted mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios) 1 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 350F. In pan over medium heat, melt butter. Remove from heat; stir in spices and maple syrup. Add nuts and stir to coat well. Spread nuts on a cookie sheet and bake with oven door partially open, until golden, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with salt. Transfer nuts to a serving bowl; serve warm.

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PAGE20SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011 SAR003086TO PLACE A CLASSIFIED AD, CALL TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 MONDAY-FRIDAY 9:00 AM-4 PM (DEADLINE 11:00 AM TUESDAY) CLASSIFIEDSCANCELLATIONSAdvertisements may be canceled as soon as results are obtained. You will be billed only for the datethe ad actually appears in the paper. Deadlines for cancellations are the same as the deadlines for placing ads, except for specials.ERRORSBe sure to check your advertisement the first day it appears. We will not be responsible for more than one incorrect insertion. Adjustments are made only for the portion of the ad that is in error.NOTICE TO READERS:Publication of any classified advertisement does not constitute endorsement by Sumter County Times We make every effort to screen out advertising that may not be legitimate. However, since we can not guarantee the legitimacy of our advertisers, you are advised to be careful of misleading ads and take caution when giving out personal information. ALLADS REQUIRE PAYMENT. WE ACCEPT: Add Up TheSAVINGSwith aName Address City State Zip Phone 10 Words $8.20 Per Week 44 For Each Additional Word Pricing Includes Online All Ads Must Be Prepaid All Credit Card s Accepted1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 10WORDS$8.20+44AWORD(IncludesOnline)=TOTAL For your convenience, mail with payments to Sumter County Times office at 204 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513 or call...Serving S.R. 200 Communities & Businesses CallTollFree1-877-676-1403 CLASSIFIEDAD SCT_CLASS_AD_FORM_3_9_11 665-1222 SCT Knight, Nora 2011 CP 000451 Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY CASE NO.: 2011 CP 000451 IN RE: ESTATE OF NORA KNIGHT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NORAL KNIGHT, deceased, File Number 2011 CP 000451, 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 30 656-1215 SCT Newell, Kevin 2011 CP 000441 Notice to Creditors (Summ.Admin.) PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011 CP 000441 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF KEVIN NEWELL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Kevin Newell, deceased, File Number 2011 CP 000441, by the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513; that the decedents date of death was August 13, 2011; that the total value of the estate si $59,258.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Allen Newell 36814 Meridian Circle, Grand Island, FL 32735 Liza Roos 12601 Hidden Hills Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Lillina Bonta 270 Matisse Ave., The Villages, Florida 32162 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, 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 December 8, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Allen Newell 36814 Meridian Circle, Grand Island, Florida 32735 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Debra G. Simms, Attorney Florida Bar Number: 0105340 999 Douglas Ave., Suite 3333, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 Telephone: (407) 331-4529 Fax: (407) 331-4520 E-Mail: info@simmslawfirm.com December 8 and 15, 2011. 657-1215 SCT Hollister, Gladys J. 2011-CP-000430 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-000430 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF GLADYS J. HOLLISTER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Gladys J. Hollister, deceased, whose date of death was August 16, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, FL. 33513. The names and addresses of the personal representatives, and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decdents 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 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 December 8, 2011. Personal Representatives: /s/ Patricia A. Swanson 2456 Utica Way, Lady Lake, Florida 32162-2621 /s/ Juanita Sophia Hollister AKA Juanita S. Hollister 7401 Eastmoreland Road, Apt. 216, Annandale, VA 22003-2719 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ Patrick L. Smith Florida Bar No. 0027044 Attorney for Patricia A. Swanson JOSEPH F. PIPPEN JR & ASSOC #3, 179 US Highway 27, Suite F, Clermont, FL 34711 Telephone: (352) 241-8760 Fax: (352) 241-0220 E-Mail: patricksmith@attypip.com December 8 and 15, 2011. 664-1222 SCT Burley, Stefanie W. 2011 CP 000442 Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY CASE NO.: 2011 CP 000442 IN RE: ESTATE OF STEFANIE W. BURLEY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of STEFANIE W. BURLEY, deceased, File Number 2011 CP 000442, 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 December 15, 2011. Personal Representative: STEVEN W. BURLEY, SR. 1141 CR 441, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538 Attorney for Personal Representative: RANDALL N. THORNTON FL Bar No. 176505 P.O. Box 58, Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538 (352) 793-4040 December 15 and 22, 2011. 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SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, DECEMBER15, 2011, PAGE21 CLASSIFIEDS Call Toll Free 1-877-676-1403 661-1215 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has received Environmental Resource permit application number 648966 from Wildwood Springs LLC 5850 T.G. Lee Blvd, Suite 200 Orlando, Florida 32822. Application received: 5/2/2011. Proposed activity: mixed use development including residential, office, and commercial development. Project name: Wildwood Springs DRI. Project size: 1049.5 acres Location: Section(s) 30, 31, 32, 33 Township 19 South, Range 23 East, in Sumter County. Outstanding Florida Water: Yes. Aquatic preserve: No. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at Brooksville District office 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899. Interested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 14 days from the date of this notice. If you wish to be notified of agency action or an opportunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request referencing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Regulation Performance Management Department,2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 or submit your request through the Districts website at www.watermatters.org. The District does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring accommodation under the ADA should contact the Regulation Performance Management Department at (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476: TDD only 1-800-231-6103. December 15, 2011. 662-1215 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE The regularly scheduled meetings for the Special Master Code Enforcement hearings for the City of Wildwood for 2012 shall be held once a month on the first Tuesday of each month beginning on January 3rd, 2012. All meetings will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will be held in the City Hall Commission Chamber, 100 North Main Street, Wildwood, FL unless otherwise advertised. NOTE: Be advised that any person who decides to appeal a decision of the Special Master is hereby notified that it will be necessary for you to provide your own verbatim recording of the meeting or any portion thereof. Christopher Smalt Code Enforcement Officer/The City of Wildwood, FL December 15, 2011. 663-1222 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2010 GA-000324 Division IN RE: GUARDIANSHIP OF ROSS EARL JOHNSON, JR. An Incapacitated Person NOTICE OF FINAL REPORT AND ACCOUNTING, APPLICA TION FOR DISCHARGE, AND CHANGE OF DOMICILE OF W ARD YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Final Report and Accounting has been filed in this court by KATHLEEN JOHNSON, as Plenary Guardian of the Person and Property of ROSS EARL JOHNSON, JR. (the Ward). KATHLEEN JOHNSON, as Plenary Guardian of the Person and Property of ROSS EARL JOHNSON, JR. will apply for discharge on January 3, 2012 and that the domicile of the Ward will be transferred to Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama. Any objection to the Final Report and Accounting, or to the transfer of the domicile of Ward to Camden, Wilcox County, Alabama, must be in writing and must state with particularity each item to which the objection is directed and the grounds on which the objection is based. A copy of any objection filed must be served on Petitioners Attorney, whose name and address are set forth below, and on other interested persons. /s/ BRANDON D. BELLEW, ESQ. Attorney for KATHLEEN JOHNSON FBN 25721 BASKIN FLEECE, Attorneys at Law 13577 Feather Sound Drive, Suite 550, Clearwater, Florida 33762 Telephone: (727) 572-4545 Fax: (727) 572-4646 December 15 and 22, 2011. 00243066 Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 658-1215 SCTVs. Escamilla, Jorge 2011 CA 00569 Notice of SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2011 CA 00569 FRANCES V. ENOCHS Plaintiff, vs JORGE ESCAMILLA and LUIS CENDEJAS, if living, and if deceased, the respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditor, lienors and trustees and all other persons claiming by, through under or against said defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment dated November 18, 2011, in Case Number 2011 CA 00569 of the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Sumter County, Florida, in which FRANCES V. ENOCHS, is the plaintiff and JORGE ESCAMILLA and LUIS CENDEJAS, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Room 327 of the Sumter County Courthouse in Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, at 10:00 a.m. on December 29, 2011, the following described property set forth in order of Final Judgment: Tax Parcel #N09A175 Lots 16 and 17, Block 12, Plat 70, SUMTER GARDENS & BUSHNELL PARK, NO. 2, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 63 of the Public Records of 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: November 21, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD. Clerk of Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, DEPUTY CLERK December 8 and 15, 2011. 659-1215 SCT Sandusky, Jacqueline R. heirs 60-2011-CA-000978 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 60-2011-CA-000978 SPRINGLEAF HOME EQUITY, INC. F/K/A AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC., Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF JACQUELINE R. SANDUSKY, DECEASED; DOLORES BRIECK, HEIR; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); EQUITY ONE, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, WHETHER UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF JACQUELINE R. SANDUSKY, DECEASED ; Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: 660-1215 SCTVs. Fay, Jessica C. 2010-CA-001283 Notice of SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 5th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY Case #: 2010-CA-001283 Division # PHH Mortgage Corporation Plaintiff, -vs.Jessica C. Fay, Surviving Spouse of Lester H. Fay, Deceased; USAA Federal Savings Bank Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 1, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001283 of the Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial Circuit in and for Sumter County, Florida, wherein PHH Mortgage Corporation, Plaintiff and Jessica C. Fay, Surviving Spouse of Lester H. Fay, Deceased are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, 215 E. McCollum Ave., 3rd Floor Room 327, Bushnell, FL 33513, 10:00 A.M. on December 22, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 200, THE VILLAGES OF SUMTER UNIT NO. 27, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF 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 THIS LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHING 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 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; 225 East McCollum Avenue, Room 209, Bushnell, Florida 33513; (352) 569-6088 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Sumter County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Shapiro, Fishman & Gache, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Suite 100, Tampa, FL 33614 (813) 880-8888 (813) 880-8800 December 8 and 15, 2011. 10-193147 FC01 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Lot 44, SQUIRREL HAVEN SUBDIVISION, an unrecorded subdivision in Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, more particularly described as: COMMENCE 545.01 feet East of the 1/4 section corner on the South line of Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, run thence North 00 degrees 04 East 1405.58 feet, thence East 161.25 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 00 degrees 04 West 80 feet; thence East 111.25 feet, thence North 00 degrees 04 East 80 feet, thence West 111.25 feet, to POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS 10 feet on the South side thereof. AND 1/80 interest in Lot 7, SQUIRREL HAVEN SUBDIVISION, an unrecorded subdivision, more particularly described as: COMMENCE 545.01 feet East of the 1/4 section corner on the South line of Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, run thence North 00 degrees 04 East 1575.97 feet, thence North 66 degrees 29 East 523.74 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 66 degrees 29 East 70.94 feet, thence North 00 degrees 04 East 150 feet more or less to the waters of the Panasoffkee River, thence Southwesterly along said waters to point that is North 00 degrees 04 East 111 feet more or less from POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 00 degrees 04 West 111 feet more or less to POINT OF BEGINNING. AND ALSO Lot 45, SQUIRREL HAVEN SUBDIVISION, an unrecorded subdivision in Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, more particularly described as : COMMENCE 545.01 feet East of 1/4 corner on the South line of Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, run thence North 00 degrees 04 East 1405.58 feet, thence East 161.25 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 00 degrees 04 East 85 feet; thence East 111.25 feet, thence South 00 degrees 04 West 85 feet, thence West 111.25 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH 1/80 interest in Lot 7, SQUIRREL HAVEN SUBDIVISION, an unrecorded subdivision, more particularly described as: COMMENCE 545.01 feet East of the 1/4 section corner on the South line of Section 30, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida, run thence North 00 degrees 04 East 1575.97 feet, thence North 66 degrees 29 East 523.74 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence North 66 degrees 29 East 70.94 feet, thence North 00 degrees 04 East 150 feet more or less to the waters of the Panasoffkee River, thence Southwesterly along said waters to point that is North 00 degrees 04 East 111 feet more or less from the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence South 00 degrees 04 West 111 feet more or less to the POINT OF BEGINNING. To include a: 1974 SILV, VIN G13461A and 0010829301 1974 SILV, VIN G13461B and 0010829302 If you fail to file your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at SUMTER County this 28th day of November 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator for the Courts within 2 working days of your receipt of your notice to appear in Court at: Sumter County, Lorna Barker, (352) 569-6012. You can also use the online Florida State Courts System Title II ADA Accommodation Request Form. Once submitted, this will go to the appropriate ADA Coordinator in your county. December 8 and 15, 2011. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 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 December 15, 2011. Personal Representative: GINA ORLANDO 96559 Commodore Pt. Dr., Yulee, FL 32097 Attorney for Personal Representative: RANDALL N. THORNTON FL Bar No. 176505 P.O. Box 58, Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538 (352) 793-4040 December 15 and 22, 2011. 000A187 800-335-4395 352-343-2241 OVER 50,000 HOMES OVER 50,000 HOMES OVER 50,000 HOMES SOLD IN FLORIDA! SOLD IN FLORIDA! SOLD IN FLORIDA! These Homes Are Priced Right To Make Room For The 2011 Models! *PLUS TAX, TAG, TITLE & IMPROVEMENTS 575 N Duncan Dr.,Tavares, FL BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND SINGLE WIDES $ 27,995 STARTING AT COMPLETE 3 BDRM, 2 BATH, 1060 SF, ORDER ONLY Zack $ 39,900 Maria $ 53,900 Minnie $ 38,900 2 BDRM, 2 BATH, 933 SF Lot Model Only Alvin Piewackit 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 No Hidden Fees Some Models Completely Furnished We Build, Finance and Insure Our Homes Serving Florida for 44 Years WE CAN DO THAT! We at Prestige Homes hope you and your family have a Safe and Merry Christmas! 3 BDRM, 2 BATH, 1166 SF, ORDER ONLY

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