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Get ready to see more troopers on the highways. Fifty-six recruits from the 122nd Basic Recruit Class graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol Academy last week at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Family and friends gathered to celebrate the momentous accomplishment that marks the conclusion of a rigorous 28-week training program that prepares recruits for a career as a Florida State Trooper and instills the Patrols core values of courtesy, service Thursday, September 27, 2012Volume 126 Number 39Established in 1881 50 Cents E-mail us: news@sctnews.com For more news, videos, photos Visit us: sumtercountytimes.comT IMES QUICK CLICK SUMTER COUNTY NEXT WEEK NEXT WEEK See TROOPERS Page 2 Bushnell Elementary School recently became the setting for the All Pro Dads breakfast. Picture with plenty of other participants are Issac Craig (left front) with his grandfather, Lyle Burton(left back), and Andrew Collins(right front) with his uncle, Jeff Ray (right back). Recently, Bushnell Elementary School sponsored an All Pro Dads breakfast. About 225 students and parents participated in the breakfast. BES plans on having an All Pro Dads breakfast once a month as long as the funds are there to provide the food. The turnout was great and very positive. Many of the parents shared that they were excited about the program and plan on attending future breakfasts. Thanks was given to the Villages ChickFil-A for sponsoring the event by providB OB R EICHMAN Editor Fifty-six recruits from the 122nd Basic Recruit Class graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol Academy last week at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. City voters who are used to waiting until December before heading out to the voting polls to cast their ballots in city elections would be a bit late for the upcoming election. Voting processes have changed for three Sumter cities. When the General Election comes around on Tuesday, Nov. 6, city voters will also be heading to the polls to cast their ballots for candidates in Wildwood, Center Hill and Bushnell city elections. Instead of voting at the cities respective city halls, voters will instead go to their regular voting precinct and their city election ballot will be included on their General Election ballot, according to Sumter Supervisor of Elections Karen Krauss. No voting changes have been made for either Webster or Coleman elections. Those city elections will continue as they have in past years, in December. There are some definite advantages to voters in Wildwood, Center Hill and Bushnell, Krauss said. For one thing, city residents will now have the opportunity of taking advantage of early voting because the city ballot is on the General Election ballot, she said. Early voting for the General Election runs from Oct. 27 through Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can also find out how their city candidates did by watching the election results as they come in that evening at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Krauss said. Consolidating the city election ballot onto the General Election ballot comes after almost a year of discussions between Krauss and city representatives. I talked to a lot of counties over time and several counties do have city elections on with the general election, Krauss said. It allows cities to take advantage of the expertise that the Supervisor of Elections Office can provide without costing the cities any additional money. Theres a big savings to everyone involved, Krauss said. We do it all for them (the cities). We City election dates change Supervisor of Elections Karen Krauass displays ballot that includes city elections. B OB R EICHMAN Editor See ELECT Page 2 Troopers galore HONORING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH A taste of this and that BREAKFAST WITH DAD DAD Picture is Jenna Temple and her father, John Temple, Bushnell Elementary School principal, at the All Pro Dads breakfast. See DAD Page 2 Its a little bit of this and a little bit of that. And it all adds up to an evening of tasty samplings offered by a variety of local restaurants. A Taste of Simply Sumter happens Thursday. Sept. 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Continental Country Club, 50 Continental Blvd. in Wildwood. The event was so successful last year, that the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce brought it back again filled with an evening of food, music and shopping that celebrates the businesses which give Sumter County its singular character. Among the businesses on display will be: Caribongo in the Villages, Chef Curtis Creations, City Fire in The Villages, Cafe Continental at the Continental Country Club, Cotillion Southern Cafe in Wildwood, CW Western Wear in Bushnell, Donnas Dream Cakes in Oxford, Golden Corral in The Villages, Hollywood Cafe in Wildwood, In Full Bloom Florist in Lady Lake, The Mojo Grill & Catering in Belleview, OShucks Oyster Bar & Grill in Wildwood, Pollys Pantry Royal Tea Room and Restaurant in Wildwood, Promise Ranch Natural Beef in Okahumpka, Russell Stovers Candy in Wildwood, Sonnys Real Pit Bar-B-Q See TASTE Page 2

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P AGE A2SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012 furnish the supplies, the building, the canvassing board and we certify the election. For city voters, heres the races that will be decided in November: In Wildwood, for the Seat 3 on City Council, Robby Strickland is being challenged by Jay Turner. It is the only race in the city. In Center Hill, for mayor, Gene Bowles is being challenge by Don Buckner Jr. It is the only race in the city. In Bushnell, for Seat 2 on the City Council, Billy K. Williams is being challenged by Bill Durham. For Seat 4, Dale M. Swain is being challenged by Clay Guess. ELECT continued from Page 1 in B ushnell, Traditions Antique Mall and Traditions Cafe in Wildwood, Two Sisters Cafe/Bella Pasta in Wildwood, UF/IFAS Extension Office in Webster During the event, distinctive local restaurants serve samples of their signature dishes. Enjoy entertainment and browse displays from boutiques and specialty shops. Guests can also win valuable auction prizes donated by local merchants. Tickets are $25 at the door. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for seniors at South Sumter High School, Wildwood High School, and The Villages Charter High School. SECO Energy is the presenting sponsor of A Taste of Simply Sumter. CenterState Bank and Nash Inc. are supporting sponsors. Lake Sumter Community College is associate sponsor. TASTE continued from Page 1 and protection. During their time at the academy, recruits volunteered in the evenings and weekends at events to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. They assisted with a fundraiser for Pyramid, Inc., an organization that provides workforce, lifestyle programs for developmentally disabled adults, and with whom the academy has developed a special relationship. The recruits also participated in three blood drives for the Southeastern Community Blood Center, all while learning how to be the kind of public servant Florida needs and deserves. We are proud that these men and women have selected law enforcement as their career, and especially since they have chosen the Florida Highway Patrol, said Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. The expectations for quality and professional law enforcement services by both the residents and visitors of Florida require our troopers to be the best. During the commencement ceremony, FHP honored Recruit Robert Roxbury with the Executive Directors award for achieving the highest grade point average at the academy. The Patrol presented the Directors award to Recruit James White for demonstrating extraordinary courtesy and dedication during the training. For more information about the 122nd Basic Recruit Class or FHPs continuing efforts to recruit troopers, visit www.BeATrooper.com. TROOPERS continued from Page 1 ing half of the food for breakfast. Private donors paid for the rest of the cost. To quote the program guide from All Pro Dads, All Pro Dads Day is a simple idea with a profound impact. Its a onehour monthly breakfast held before school where fathers and their children meet with other dads and kids in the school cafeteria or a local restaurant. During this time, they discuss a wide range of family topics, spend time together, create fun memories, and are equipped with resources to strengthen their relationship. Pictured is Blayne(middle) and Broc (right) Valdez with their dad, Tom Valdez, at the All Pro Dads breakfast. Picture is Mica Crandall with her dad and family at the All Pro Dads breakfast. DAD continued from Page 1 0 0 0 C J 6 P 000btv6 More Than Just A Flooring Store Carpet Hardwood Laminates Vinyl Tile Area Rugs Binding Remnants Blinds & Shutters State Certified Minority Business 303 N. Market St., Bushnell 793-4003 Fax 793-1437 www.carpetdopotfl.com 000CH3K JAMISON LANDSCAPE & TREE SERVICE, LLC. 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Tuesday, Sept. 18Debra Jean Harmon, 42, The Villages, arrested for violation of probation. No bond. Matthew David Cossin, 24, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for aggravated assault and domestic battery. Bond at $12,000. Travis Eastman Rosa, 27, The Villages, arrested for violation of probation. No bond. Kristi Leann Conley, 25, Webster, arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Bond at $500. Iman Tenekious Ford, 29, Bushnell, arrested for withholding support. Bond at $670. Joseph Daniel Pfahler, 33, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for violation of probation and property damage. Bond at $1,500. Wednesday, Sept. 19Willard Patrick Schulte, 78, The Villages, was arrested for driving under the influence. Bond at $500. John L. Mitchell, 41, Bushnell, arrested on two warrants. Bond at $270. Walter Jerome Baker Jr., 22, Webster, arrested for loitering. Bond at $500. Donna Marie Phillips, 28, Bushnell, arrested for domestic battery and trespassing. Bond at $500. Randon Shavaar Johnson, 21, Coleman, arrested for vehicle theft, resisting an officer, fraud, possession of marijuana, possession of narcotic equipment and failure to appear. Bond at $11,513. Robert Haggans, 45, Wildwood, arrested for failure to appear. No bond. Shamra Surupaul, 42, Center Hill, arrested for domestic battery. No bond.Thursday, Sept. 20Denise Danielle Allen, 52, The Villages, arrested on a Lake County warrant. Kevin Quitin Adams, 23, Center Hill, arrested on two Polk County warrants and failure to appear. Bond at $13,013. Friday, Sept. 21Williard Jackson Bryant, 56, Webster, arrested for sale of hydrocodone and clonazepam. No bond. Danny Joseph Suggs, 58, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for larceny. Bond at $250. Saturday, Sept. 22Uniqua Pearlina Mae Evans, 18, Wildwood, arrested for possession of marijuana and a controlled substance and narcotic equipment. Bond at $1,500. Kenneth C. Robinson, 68, The Villages, arrested for battery. Bond at $500. Patricia Louise Creach, 43, Bushnell, arrested for domestic battery. Bond at $50. Christopher Steven Lehew, 30, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond at $2,000. Darriel Raushaud Melton, 19, Webster, was arrested for burglary, larceny and resisting an officer. Bond at $9,000. Sunday, Sept. 23Clarence Patterson Jr., 33, Wildwood, arrested for two counts domestic battery, aggravated assault, improper exhibit of firearm and possession of weapon by convicted felon. No bond. Je nnifer Michelle Langford, arrested on three counts of larceny. Bond at $750. Mo nday, Sept. 23Robert Al Morgan, 45, Wildwood, arrested for aggravated assault. Bond at $7,000. Sherry Huckleberry Dees, 47, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond at $2,000. Amanda Ann Chiodo, 33, Wildwood, arrested for burglary and larceny. No bond. Kamron Jason Woods, 27, Wildwood, arrested for burglary and larceny. Bond set at $10,000. S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012, P AGE A3 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. Police report 000CN6Z 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 000CHTH 000CR1O SUMTER MEDICAL CENTER 411 N. West St., Bushnell 352-444-2902 The New Generation of Medical Care Competent and Caring Physicians (Speak Clear English) State-of-the-Art Facility Now Taking Appointments CALL 352-444-2902 OR 1-855-PMA-TODAY Specialist Care Coordinated Electronic Medical Records Onsite Testing Insurances accepted are: Medicare, Freedom, Optimum, Preferred Care Partners, Blue Cross, United Health Care, most other commercial plans and most other Medicare replacement plans. Medicaid is applied for. Urgent Care open 365 days for your convenience OPEN HOUSE Friday, Oct. 5 from 12 til 2 Stop by & meet the doctors (Free Refreshments) *Office Opens October 8 Are you unhappy with your current doctor? Has your doctor recently left the area? Does your doctor no longer accept your insurance? WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! IMMEDIATE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE! DR. JAMES MILLER Board Certified Family Practice DR. GERALD EKLIND Board Certified Family Practice

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P AGE A4SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012 There he goes again!In the first so called stimulus the former community activist, Jr. Senator and current occupier of the Whitehouse, bypassed the American workers and gave those stimulus dollars to big business; Banks, Insurance companies & the auto industry with no effect on jobs or the economy! Now the former community activist, Jr. Senator and current occupier of the Whitehouse is going to print more money to do what, buy bonds! Again bypassing the American worker! If the former community activist, Jr. Senator and current occupier of the Whitehouse would have done the tried and proven method of putting that money in the hands of the consumer ..our economy and the jobs would have turned around the next day! So much for; doing all I could have done You have to ask yourself who truly is for the working man and families and who is for big business? Phil Longo Bushnell Helping kids The Florida Department of Corrections and the Corrections Foundation again are proud to partner to provide computers to non-profit schools, church-based and community-based organizations that serve childrens needs through the Computers for Floridas Kids program. Computers can be donated through the Corrections Foundation to Cross City Correctional Institution or through the Departments Tallahassee Central Office. To coordinate donations outside that area, contact the Corrections Foundation. Donations are eligible for a tax deduction. Carefully-selected and specially-trained inmates at Cross City Correctional Institution refurbish these computers and load Windows operating systems onto the refurbished computers. The refurbished computers are then ready to be awarded to organizations serving childrens needs. This program is important not just because it gives computers to kids who need them for school or to learn technological skills, said Deputy Secretary Mike Crews. It gives inmates the opportunity to learn re-entry and job skills that will help them make positive choices and become productive members of their community. One partner in this initiative, Creative Recycling Systems, recently donated 50 monitors, 100 keyboards, mice and power cords and strongly believes in the Computers for Floridas Kids program. Giving back to our community is the foundation Creative Recycling Systems was built on, says Jon Yob, CEO at Creative Recycling Systems. Working together, with other selfless community members, giving back to those less fortunate is one of our strongest pillars. Computers that will be accepted for donation must meet certain standards Pentium 4 processor or equivalent with a minimum 512 MB of memory and a CD/DVD drive or Macs Performa, Centris, Power Mac, or G3 and up. Peripherals in working condition will also be accepted: color monitors, keyboards, mice, power and monitor cables, and CD/DVD drives, network cards, Pentium motherboards, RAM SIMMS, 120+ GB hard drives. Full details on the Computers for Floridas Kids program, how to donate used computer equipment, can be found on the Corrections Foundation website. The Computers for Floridas Kids Program has had great success over the years, refurbishing over 7,000 computers that were then given back to the community. If you know of a school or organization who would like to request a computer, visit the Florida Corrections Foundation website. For more information about the Computers for Floridas Kids program, contact the Corrections Foundation at (850) 717-3714. Florida Department of Corrections Time to tee off for kidsFor all of us who deeply care about the children and families in our communities, the prevention of abuse and neglect, strengthening our communities, and children placed out of their homeslife has never been more demanding. The prestigious Black Diamond Quarry Course will host the fourth annual Tee Off For Kids Golf Tournament on Columbus Day, October 8,. Located in Citrus County, Black Diamond has been named one of Americas 100 Greatest Courses by Golf Digest, one of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S. by GOLF Magazine, and is listed as Golfweeks 15th Best Residential Course in the United States. Proceeds from the tournament will support at-risk families. These dollars are used to meet specific, short-term needs of carefully screened families, relieving situations that could otherwise lead to abuse and neglect. By stopping tragedy before it starts, this funding keeps kids out of the State welfare system and where they belongsafe at home with their families. Participating golf foursomes will enjoy a continental breakfast and lunch, a gift bag with a Black Diamond golf shirt, a chance to win $5,000 in the putting contest, and the closing ceremony with heavy hors doeuvres. A new feature to the tournament this year is an Acura TSX for the hole-in-one prize, provided by Jenkins Acura in Ocala. We also have a celebrity guest, Ron Zook of CBS Sports (former head football coach at the University of Florida and University of Illinois). Coach Zook will be available to meet players and take photos. Help us build better lives and stronger communities by joining us in October for a day of food, fun and incredible golf at this unique event. Sponsorships are available for the Putting Contest, Beverage Stations, Flags, Tees/Holes and others. In addition to raising much-needed funds, Kids Central will draw attention to the issues families in our communities are facing. Your involvement in this is crucial in building the support our children need. For more information or to register please contact Danielle Damato Doty, Director of Community Development/PIO at 352.274.2245 or visit the Kids Central website at www.KidsCentralinc.org. Kids Central is the nonprofit lead agency selected by the State of Florida to coordinate child protection services in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. Kids Central Will you help them? Become a Guardian ad Litem Hundreds of children are removed from their homes every year in Marion, Hernando, Lake, Sumter and Citrus counties, due to alleged abuse, neglect or abandonment. They are now part of the dependency court proceedings and they need someone who will speak up for them. And, thats where a court appointed Guardian ad Litem (GAL) can advocate for them. The GAL volunteer, 21 years of age or older, once trained, certified and having completed a clean criminal background check, works as part of a team with a volunteer supervisor and program attorney. The GAL can then represent the childs best interests to help ensure a safe, caring, stable and permanent environment for that child. It is a sobering fact that there are currently nearly 1,800 children in the 5th Judicial District who are found dependent in our juvenile court system and we are short more than 400 GALs! That means more than 320 children are without a GAL advocate speaking up for them. So, dont wait to help them out! We have an excellent Pre-service Training Program for you, at a convenient location inInverness starting Nov. 1. Get involved become a GAL Call Lynn Sennett at 274-5231 Theyre waiting for your call! 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 Guest editorial Sumter County Times O pinion Letters to the editor Kountry reformsSumter County 4-H is excited to announce the reformation of the Kountry Kids Dairy Club. If you are a 4-Her interested in the 4-H Dairy Programshowing dairy animals, 4-H Dairy Judging, 4H Dairy Quiz Bowl, Essay and Poster Contests, Conferences and Dairy Retreatsthis club is for you! You do not have to exhibit dairy animals to be a member. Election of officers will take place at the October meeting. Sumter County 4-H Letter to the editor Nonprofit Cornerstone Hospice will be conducting a twoday volunteer training towards the required certification to become a Hospice Volunteer for anyone in Sumter County who may be able to assist in community and special events, veteran recognition projects, visiting patients, sewing projects, reading a book or magazine to a patient, simply keeping a patient company, greeting visitors, helping at the office and much more. Volunteers find satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment in helping others and making an important difference in the lives of patients and families. Veterans of the U.S. armed forces with a little time on their hands are especially encouraged to contact us. Volunteers become a friend and companion to patients and their families offering a source of strength, encouragement and support simply by visiting from time to time, or allowing the main caregiver to tend to other obligations. Hospice has a patient or service that may be performed by any interested person who may be able to contribute from a couple of hours per week or a few days per month. The next Sumter County Volunteer Training will be held in Sumterville on Wed., Oct. 17 and Wed., Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. This is a 16-hour certification and interested participants should plan to attend both training days. Training location will be at the Lane Purcell Hospice House Annex (building on left facing Hospice House) 2452 CR 526E Sumterville. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please preregister by calling volunteer specialists Kim Carter (352)4556081 or (352)569-5305 or volunteer manager Lisa Gray (352)742-6806 or call toll-free (888)728-6234. Hospice seeks volunteers PET OF WEEK Hi I am Chevelle, a 5 yearold longhair daschund mix. I get along well with others and am a smart girl looking for my new home. I have been spayed, micro-chipped, and am current on my vaccines. Call the office Mon thru Fri 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make an appointment to meet me or my friends, even cats. Email for info@hsspca.org

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S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012, P AGE A5 Most Wanted Syed Alam, 25 2370 S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville Charges: Use of Internet to lure a child; traveling to meet minor for illegal sexual conduct. Debra North, 22 5310 N.E. 136th Place, Oxford Charges: Grand theft-stolen property $300 or more. 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 Phillip Villasana, 21 2520 C.R. 615, Bushnell Charges: Possession of cannabis; sale of cannabis. Ulyseese Worthen, 20 510 Gray St., Wildwood Charges: Sale of cannabis w/n 1,000 feet of place of worship; possession of cannabis w/intent to sell/deliver within 1,000 feet of placde of worship. Arkeem Dalton, 21 206 Lemon Street, Wildwood Charges: Sexual battery. Abel Perez, 28 16135 S. U.S. 301, Summerfield Charges: Two counts organized fraud/less than $20,000. Marvin Elder, 51 8763 C.R. 21, Wildwood Charges: Sale of cannabis within 1,000 feet of place of worship; possession of cannabis with intent to sell/deliver within 1,000 feet of place of worship. Lance Nelson, 26 400 Ed Lynum St., Wildwood Charges: Sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of place of worship; possession of cocaine with intent to sell/deliver within 1,000 feet of place of worship. Shantel James, 31 2983 C.R. 238, Apt. A, Wildwood Charges: Felony flee/elude law enforcement. Freddie Bailey, 34 1203 High st., wildwood Charges: Burglary of a conveyance with battery. 100 leads, no suspect in sexual abduction case Nearly two weeks after a Sumter teen was reportedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted, authorities continue their search for the suspect. The 14-year-old girl was reportedly kidnapped at knifepoint after she got off her school bus in the Moreland Park area, blindfolded, then driven a short distance before being taken into some type of structure. Because the victim was unable to tell authorities if the structure was a mobile home, shed or motor home, only that it was a small, boxed-in area. theyve checked every outbuilding they could find in the area. One of those outbuildings was searched as late as this Tuesday after they managed to make contact with the owner, according to Sumter sheriffs Lt. Bobby Caruthers. The abduction reportedly occurred sometime after 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and since that time, authorities have followed up on leads that have taken them across the state. Weve received over 100 tips that we have followed up on. Our detectives have gone as far north as Alachua County and as far east as Volusia County, Caruthers said. He pointed out that while theyve been searching the area all week even second shift staff have been coming in to helpm investigators made a concentrated effort to be at the bus stop, the Pepper Tree Apartments, the local convenience store and a nearby strip mall at the same time the following week (Wednesday, Sept. 19th). The idea was to interview people who might have been in the same location a week earlier and seen something. Theyve also been working with a Florida Department of Law Enforcement criminal analyst and going through sexual offender files. Caruthers said theyve checked any offender who drives a Windstar mini-van and even contacted mini-van owners who live in the vicinity of offenders to see if any of the vehicles might have been loaned out. Theyre checking a radius of several miles and three counties in the local search Lake, Sumter and Marion. The lead detective was out trying to follow some things up today, Caruthers said. Going back to that Wednesday, the teen was last seen getting off the school bus about 4:15 p.m. near the intersection of county roads 230 and 205 B. Her book bag was discovered on the road by her residence. Authorities searched for hours and were finally able to locate her about 9 p.m. that same night, through her cell phone thats when she began texting family members, Caruthers said. She texted that she was seeing lights nearby from the wooded area she was in and was informed the lights were from law enforcement vehicles. She came out of the woods shaken up and was taken to the command center at an abandoned convenience store, just north of the overpass in Wildwood. They worked to make sure she was safe and put together a timeline of where she had been, Caruthers said. The girl told authorities that after she got off the bus, a man pulled up to her in an older model blue mini-van. She was able to flee from the suspect after he passed out, Caruthers said. The suspect is described as a white male, 40 to 50 years old, thin build with medium length brown hair, a mustache and a two-inch scar on his left chest. He was wearing a white T-shirt with a deer logo on the front and rear of the shirt. The vehicle is described as a 1990s model min-van, medium blue with gray cloth interior and a rear bench seat. Anyone with information regarding the case should contact Det. Darren Norris at 569-1680 or call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477. The Sumter County Master Gardeners will hold its eagerly anticipated Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Wildwood City Hall, 100 N. Main St., Wildwood. Select from locally grown plants suited to Sumter Countys climate and soils, as well as birdhouses, garden tiles, garden dcor, and an assortment of gift items, all at affordable prices. The Master Gardeners also will premier their new book, Gardening in Sumter County Month-byMonth. The plant selection will include native plants, herbs, vegetables, perennials, annuals, grasses, vines, succulents, and houseplants. Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions and help you choose the right plant for the right place. Proceeds from the plant sale are used to support the Master Gardeners educational events and outreach programs. For further information, contact the Sumter County Extension Office in Bushnell at 352-793-2728 or by email at: plantclinic@aol.com. UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension Master Gardener fall plant sale set for Oct. 13 at Provance, cha irman of the Sumter County Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale is shown in her own garden, with some of the plants that will be offered for sale at Wildwood City Hall. The South Sumter High School Class of 1962 will be hosting a reunion for the Classes of 1960 through 1963 plus anyone else that went to school with them that would like to attend. The event is scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3. It will begin with a tailgate party at South Sumter High Schools home football game on Friday night, a picnic on Saturday and dinner on Saturday night at Continental Country Club. If anyone would like more information please call Wayne Hooten at 352303-2797 or Robert Brown at 352-348-7931. Or you can email your contact information to SoSumterReunion@aol.com. Reservations are required by Oct. 15. B RENDAL OCKLEAR Staff Writer Class of 1962 hosts reunion Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam encourages all students in kindergarten through fifth grade to participate in the annual Florida Agriculture Youth Coloring Competition, sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc., and the Florida State Fair. In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Lens arrival to Florida, the theme of this years contest is Florida Agriculture: 500 Years in the Making. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com Y outh c olorin g c o mp etition set Dade Battlefield State Park lists schedule Se p te m berDec e m ber 2012 September 28, Friday 10 am 9 pm Native American Pow-Wow $3 per person, children under 12 free September 29, Saturday 10 am 9m Native American Pow-Wow $3 per person, children under 12 free September 30, Sunday 10 am 5pm Native American Pow-Wow $3 per person, children under 12 free October 4, Thursday 7 9 pm Incredible Edibles $3 per car up to 8 people October 6, Saturday 10 am 12 pm Meet our Dade Butterflies $3 per car up to 8 people Childrens Program October 11, Thursday 9 am 3 pm Road Back In Time Free for all kids and Families October 12, Friday 6:30 9:00 pm Road Back In Time $5/person, 6 and under free October 13, Saturday 6:30 9:00 pm Road Back In Time $5/person, 6 and under free October 25, Thursday 10 am 12 pm Fall Wildflower/Butterfly Walk $3 per car up to 8 people October 26, Friday 59:30 pm Haunted Hayride & Trail $3 per car up to 8 people October 27, Saturday 5-9:30 pm Haunted Hayride & Trail $3 per car up to 8 people November 10, Saturday 10 am 12 pm Fall Tree Walk at Dade $3 per car up to 8 people November 10, Saturday 1 3pm Scat Chat & Tracks; Nature Kids Program $3 per car up to 8 people November 15, Thursday 10 am 12 pm Pine Needle and Cereal Rye Holiday Craft Class $3 per car up to 8 people December 8, Saturday 3 8 pm Christmas on the Florida Frontier $3 per car up to 8 people For further information and to make reservations for these events please contact the park office at:(352) 793-4781 and visit our web site WWW. 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Marion Booth Rousseau, 93 Marion Booth Rousseau, 93, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at Timber Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Ocala where she was a long-time resident. She was born the daughter of George and Millie May Booth in Safety Harbor. Her husband, Howard Rousseau, predeceased her. They were married for 68 years. Her loving family, who adored her, includes a daughter, Joan R. Henderson, of Lancaster, Pa. Her son, Carl H. Rousseau, predeceased her. Other members of her family are grandchildren, Paige Henderson of Atlanta, Ga., Kimberly Gustafson, wife of Marc Gustafson of Denver, Colo., and Forrest Lance Rousseau of Palm Harbor. Forrest is married to Misty and they have a daughter, Isabella. Mistys children are TJ and Michael Kelly. Marion spent most of her adult life in Clearwater. After retirement, she moved to Lake Panasoffkee. She was proud of her familys heritage and roots in Florida. Her ancestor, Count Odette Philippe, was one of the first European settlers on the shores of north Tampa Bay, in an area that is now Safety Harbor in Pinellas County. She was born and grew up in Safety Harbor where her father, George Booth, served as mayor. She went to high school in Clearwater where she met her husband, Howard. He was also a native of Pinellas County. The Methodist Church in which Marion and Howard were married is now located in the Pinellas County Heritage Village. Marion enjoyed a career as a human resource professional for the First National Bank of Clearwater from which she retired. She was also a very active community volunteer. Her main commitments were to the First United Methodist Church of Clearwater, the Junior League and helping with the Girl Scout troops in which Joan was active. Marion loved cooking, spending time at the beach, boating, and traveling. From an early age, Marion enjoyed spending vacations in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. She was a great cook and prepared the seafood Howard caught. The house and lawn were filled with friends and food most weekends. Everything from oyster roasts and fish-frys to Greek dinners and Cuban specialties were very special for all family and friends. One of her most popular dishes was the Greek preparation for red fish covered in vegetables and served over rice. She called it psari plaki. Marion loved to sing, and was known for her smile, laugh and gentle manner. Her life celebration service was Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at 12:30 p.m., Timber Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center, 9848 S.W. 110th Street, Ocala. The family welcomed friends at noon. Memorial gifts may be made to the Lake Panasoffkee United Methodist Church, 589 N. C.R. 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL, 33538-6057. Arrangements are being made by Purcell Chapel/Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Bushnell. Carl E. Parks, 71 Carl E. Parks, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 after a long battle with cancer, with his family by his side. Carl was a long time resident of Bushnell. He was an avid horse puller involved in horse pulls both in Florida and New York. He is survived by his longtime companion, Roberta Basilius of Floral City; four sons, Duane Parks, Jeffery Parks, Mark Parks and Brian James Parks; two step-daughters, Crysttal Torchia, and Charlene Johnson; four brothers, Robert Parks, Venice Center, N.Y., Ronnie Parks, McDonough, N.Y., Gary Parks, Sarasota and Larry Parks, Parrish; three sisters, Sheila Grant, Myakka City, Joann Brewer, Greene, N.Y. and Kay Vantasse II, Binghamton, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Carl requested that there be no services just a memorial to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers and donations, bring a dish to pass to the memorial, 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 8222 Shetland Lane, Floral City. He will be missed dearly. Henry L. Sellers, 82Henry L. Sellers, 82, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Inverness. Survivors include his wife, Arvilee; step-sons, Edward Pippin of Cohutta, Ga., Ronnie Pippin of Dalton, Ga., and William Pippin of Dalton, Ga.; step-daughter, Diane Chapman of Tellico Plains, Tenn. Visitation was at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 from 1 to 3 p.m. Services followed at 3 p.m., Pastor Junior Branson presided. Interment was at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at 2 p.m., with Military Honors rendered by the United States Army. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Kenneth Mortimer Martin, 80Kenneth Mortimer Martin, 80, of Bushnell, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at Bushnell. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Kathleen; sons, Kenneth Martin of Kentucky, Frank (Gerri) Martin of Bushnell, Frederick Martin of Bushnell, Ronald (Kristy) Martin of Bushnell, Christopher Martin of Bushnell, and Robert (Lesha) Martin of Clermont; daughters, Shirley ONeil of Lincoln Park, Mich., Nancy (Chet) Colton of Mecosta, Mich., Mary (Bruce) Furca of Bushnell, Karen Martin of Alabaster, Ala., Antoinette (Kevin) Bonnett of Brooksville, Kathleen Durham of Orlando, and Colleen Martin of Bushnell. Visitation will be at the Purcell Funeral Home, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Bushnell, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at 10 a.m., Father Pedro Zapata will preside. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Bushnell. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Ronald Leon Coleman, 65 Ronald Leon Coleman, 65, of Bushnell, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Bushnell. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; daughters, Sheryl Lynn (Matthew) Smith of Lake City, Rhonda Suzanne (Brandon) Berkenfeld of Delray Beach, and Sherri Dawn Kemp of Davie; son, Bobby Ferrell (Vicki) Hicks of Sebring. A Visitation will be at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, Bushnell, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. Services will follow at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. James H. Cason, 86 James H. Cason, 86, of Wildwood died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Maurine; sons, James H. Cason, II of Leesburg and George Cason of Sheldon, Wisconsin; daughters, Linda Wright and Carol Ann Drelick, both of Tennessee. Visitation for Mr. Cason was 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 in the Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home with a graveside service immediately following the visitation in the Greenwood Cemetery, Wildwood. Please visit www.bankspagetheus.com to express condolences and sign the online register. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Juanita J. Davis, 78 Juanita J. Davis, 78, of Wildwood died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Vic and Sherry Turner of Lilburn, Ga. Juanitas family will celebrate her life on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2012 in The First Baptist Church of Oxford. Please dress casually and refer to www.bankspagetheus.com or call 352748-1000 for the time of service and to leave on-line condolences and memories. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Eddie Lewis Spyies, 94 Eddie Lewis Spyies, 94, of Wildwood/Royal, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. He leaves to cherish fond memories and mourn his passing, a devoted wife, Mrs. Lillian W. Spyies; sons James Spyies (Gladine) and Charles Spyies. Five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, one brothers-in-law and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 100 S Lake St. Leesburg. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 390 East County Road 462, Wildwood/Royal. Rev. Robert Dixon, Pastor. Anderson Hence Funeral Home, 121 Roy StWildwood, FL 34785 is in charge of arrangements. P AGE A6SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012 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 000BTSR 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 000BTRS BUSHNELL Sumterville United Methodist Church OVER 150 YEARS OF PRAYER 2565 CR 522 1 BLOCK EAST OF HWY 301 000BTRI SUMTERVILLE Invites you to attend Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m. Pastor Charles Tomberlin All children are invited. Abundant Life Church Sunday Service..............9:00 am Bible Study Tuesday......7:30 pm 8777 US Hwy. 301 (Corner of 462 & 301) 352-748-7283 Pastor Lavon Harkins Overseer J E Harkins WILDWOOD 000BXB4 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. 000BTRC BUSHNELL 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 000Btre 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 000BTUL First Baptist Church of Bushnell BUSHNELL 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 000BTUG WILDWOOD 000BTQF S T V INCENT DE P AUL C ATHOLIC C HURCH M ASSES : S ATURDAY 3 P 4:45 P 6:30 P S UNDAY 6:30 A 8 A 9:45 A 11:30 A 1:15 P 3 P 4:45 P & 6:30 P D AILY M-S AT 6:30 A & 8:30 A M ASS T IMES & D IRECTIONS : 330-0028 Office: 330-0220 5323 E CR 462 www.sumtercatholic.org ( 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 000BTR6 WAHOO www.wahoochurch.org 35 2 793-6015 Sunday : PAUL ALONSO PASTOR 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 000BTSQ WEBSTER P a s t o r M a r g u e r i t e M a t t h e w s 3 5 2 7 9 3 3 4 3 8 Pastor Marguerite Matthews 352-7933438 The Church of The Fishermen A United Methodist Congregation www.churchofthefishermen.org 589 CR 470, 1 mile W of I-75 Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM Wed. Night Bible Study 6:15 PM for the Whole Family 000BTR0 LAKE PANASOFFKEE 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 000BTQU 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Service . . . . 7:00 pm Youth Group 000BTSZ BUSHNELL Sunday School 9:45 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Evening Service 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 PM 000BTRM WEBSTER First Baptist Church of Webster 1/4 mile east of 471 on SE 1st Ave. 746924 000BTV4 000CP91 000BTUU 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 Sumter obituaries Marion Booth Rousseau Eddie Lewis SpyiesChurch calendar SPEC IA L E V E NT S Church event This year marks a very special time for the Episcopal church of Bushnell, St. Francis. It was October 15, 1962, when the Articles of Incorporation was signed by fifteen members: J.B. Stringfellow, Herbert W. Lindsay, Wm. Bidwell, Sr., William C. Bell, Ulysses S. Ford, Lee C. Smail, Ida Mae Smail, Mrs. Donald Nelson, Helen S. Ford, Mrs. L.E. Lenker, Mrs. David A. Davis, Mrs. Herbert Lindsay, Mrs. Paul Mears, Mrs. Edith Carlson and Alma B. Barnett, thus creating the new Episcopal Church in Bushnell. In honor of that humble beginning, the church will host a celebration event on Sunday, Oct. 14. The service will begin at 10 a.m. with the Rt. Rev. Bishop John W. Howe presiding. St. Francis is located on Grace Street on the curve going north on 301. For more information, please call the church at 7933187 Special guest Tri County (Lake, Marion, and Sumter) Interfaith Alliance. will present attorney Mark Schlakman, Florida See CHURCH Page 11

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P AGE A8SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012 A voiding the pitfalls that come with hiring, firing, promoting and managing employees is the topic of the October Chamber Lunch Exchange. Caryn Shaw, attorney for Fisher & Phillips LLP will address recent changes and common missteps in employment law. Ms. Shaw has defended employment claims in both federal and state courts in Florida and administrative agencies. Caryn previously served as a judicial intern in Miami and Gainesville. The Lunch Exchange is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 11:30am, at the Blueberry Hill RV Resort, 6233 Lowery St. in Bushnell. It is sponsored by FastTrack Staffing Inc. in Wildwood. The cost to attend this event is $12 for members and $18 for non members, and includes lunch. Please call the Chamber office at 352-793-3099 or email assistant@sumterchamber.org to let us know in advance that you are planning to attend. Would you like to reserve a spot in the Member Midway and receive premium exposure at this event? Call the Chamber to make your reservation at 352793-3099 or email membership@sumterchamber.org. On Friday, November 2, the festival opens with live country music and lots of savory beef on the grill. For the kids there will be rides and games, a face painter, steer roping practice and pedal tractor races. The Sumter County Cattlewomen's Association and the UF/IFAS Extension Office host Beef Country!, an exhibit area featuring Cow Chip Bingo, a Cracker Cowboy heritage camp, Cowboy cooking displays, real cowboy poets and storytelling, roping and whip cracking demonstrations, and Ask Me booths where 4-H and FFA members with live animals answer questions about raising livestock. The festival continues November 3 with more live country music, more fun activities, and the battles for Sumter's Best Burger and Best Brisket. For more information about the festival, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 352-793-3099 or you can visit the website at www.beefandboogie.com. ENTRY FORMS Entry forms for the Beef Cook-offs at the second annual Sumter County Beef and Boogie Festival are now available. There will be competitions for Beef Brisket and Sumter's Best Burger on Saturday, November 3. Cook-off participants can also compete in a People's Choice competition, in which the public can sample beef from each competitor and vote for their favorite. Cook-off applications can be downloaded from the event website (www.beefandboogie.c om) or call the chamber at (352) 793-3099. Caryn Shaw Rainer Berry will entertain the crowds at the Beef and Boogie Festival. CHAMBER CONNECTIONS Beef and Boogie Festival cook-off applications available PAGEANT STARTS ALL THE FUN The Miss Beef and Boogie Pageant begins the festival on Saturday evening, October 27, at the Sumter County Fairgrounds. Young ladies will compete for prizes in age groups from Baby Miss (birth to 12 months) to Queen (ages 16-18). The pageant is sponsored by the Sumter Fair Association, Sumter County Cattlewomen and the Cindy Revels Scholarship Fund, and the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce. Hair & Nail Creations and Park Lane Jewelry are Business Sponsors of the Miss Beef and Boogie Pageant. Country music star and American Idol finalist Josh Gracin will appear live at the Beef and Boogie Festival on Saturday, November 3, at the Sumter County Farmers Market in Webster, Florida. Find out more about Josh at his website. Country singer Jim Van Fleet -former weatherman for Orlando's Fox 35, now Chief Meteorologist for WTSP in Tampa -will return for the second Beef and Boogie Festival. Michael Ray, who is appearing on the CW television program "The Next," will perform Friday, November 2. Ray's live shows have been attracting enthusiastic audiences across the country. On "The Next, Ray is groomed for stardom by country music superstar John Rich of Big and Rich. Come see and hear what he learned when you see Michael Ray perform at the Beef and Boogie Festival. Lee Ann Noel Band will be there to perform during the event. Admission to the 2012 Beef and Boogie Festival is $6 for adults. The event is free to younsters ages 12 and under. It all gets under way on Friday, November 2 Avoiding Employment Law Dangers the Topic of October Lunch Exchange Sumter Chamber Launching Women's Networking Series The Chamber is proud to present a quarterly series of networking events designed for women in business. P .E.A.R.L.S., Professionals & Entrepreneurs Achieving Results and Leading Sumter, will consist of quarterly breakfast meetings held in various locations throughout Sumter County. Please join us for the first P .E.A.R.L.S. breakfast event on October 18th, 7:30am at the Cotillion Southern Cafe in Wildwood featuring a presentation by Representative Marlene O'Toole. The first P .E.A.R.L.S. breakfast is sponsored by Smith and Smith Realty, Wildwood Rotary, and Window Fashion Galleria. Seats are limited for this first-time event. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling the Chamber office at 352-793-3099. Because seating is limited, prepayment is required. Nominate a Future Leader for Leadership Sumter County Do you know someone who has the right stuff to become a leader in Sumter County? Nominate them for Leadership Sumter County. Leadership Sumter County builds and strengthens the Sumter community by training its leaders for the challenges of tomorrow. The program focuses on developing informed leaders and channeling their ideas and experiences toward community resources, including issues and concerns, so that they might help direct the future of Sumter County. Leadership Sumter County participants learn specific leadership skills, gain a broad based exposure to the community, and meet peers in other fields. The friendships and networks formed during the program benefit professional and volunteer activities. In addition, the community gains a group of trained leaders who have developed a heightened sense of civic concern and responsibility. The curriculum includes a retreat in January, one full day session per month from February through September and a commencement activity in October. Each program session concentrates on a specific area of the community using panel discussions, speakers, special presentations and participatory experiences. A homework assignment is to be completed prior to each session which requires approximately two hours of work. Topics covered include local government, the judicial system, local economics, quality of life, the education system, medical services, state government, cultural diversity, volunteerism and leadership skills. The benefits for Leadership Sumter County participants include learning specific leadership skills, gaining a broad base exposure to the community, meeting peers in other fields and forming friendships and networks to benefit professional and volunteer activities. In addition, the community gains a group of trained leaders who have developed a heightened sense of civic concern and responsibility. Leadership development is for large and small business people, community volunteers, professionals, and civic/government employees! The cost for Leadership Sumter County is $500 per participant, which includes all retreat expenses, meals at the monthly programs, materials needed throughout the year, transportation for the state government session and graduation fees. Scholarships may be available on a limited basis. For more information, contact the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce at 352-793-3099. Wes Gil and Sherry Daughtery at the Chamber of Commerces recent Lunch Exchange. Karen Crumrine, Julie Sotherden and Shannon Shiver at the lunch exchange.

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S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012, P AGE A9 Jerry Stocusett and Pat Stickles of George Nahas receive the member of the month award from Ambassador Christina Thibideau at the Chamber Lunch Exchange. Nahas Chevrolet selected for honor T he Sumter Chamber Ambassadors selected George Nahas Chevrolet in Wildwood as the Member of the Month for September. George Nahas Chevrolet has been a member of the Sumter Chamber since June of 2011. Almost immediately after the dealership opened in Sumter County they joined the chamber and have been very active since. Representatives regularly attend chamber events like First Thursday, the Chamber Lunch Exchange, the Show Me the Money Business Expo, and more. This year they opened their doors to the chamber and hosted the Red White and Blue BBQ and Hob Nob at their location on SR 44 in Wildwood. The special event had record attendance this year and the George Nahas staff played a key role in the success of the event. Clearing the showroom floor and transforming a car dealership in to a venue for dinner and an awards ceremony was no easy task and was made possible in large part by the gracious and accommodating hosts. MEMBER OF THE MONTH Langley Medical Services was the place to be on Thursday, September 6, 2012 as the Sumter County Chamber had the 3rd annual Chili-Cook Off. Chefs Curtis and Joan Dean was the winner out of the 10 entrants that participated in the cook off. Be sure to join the Chamber at their next First Thursday on October 4, 2012 from 5:30-7:00pm for a Victorian Witches Ball hosted by Cotillion Southern Caf. Come and enjoy the hauntingly delectables created by Miss Kathi for this special autumn event. Cotillion Southern Caf is located at 101 N Main St, Wildwood, FL 34785. Pictured are Nathan Overstreet and Andy Cripps with Chili Cook off winners Chef's Curtis and Joan Dean. CHAMBER HIGHLIGHTS Dawn Cary, Tony Kamus, Rick Gaskins and Bart Lucas at the lunch exchange. THURSDAY, SEPT. 27Taste of Sumter A Taste of Simply Sumter is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Continental Country Club, 50 Continental Blvd. in Wildwood. It is an evening of food, music and shopping that celebrates the businesses that make Sumter County a wonderful place to live, work and play. Contact the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce at 352-793-3099 or e-mail us at sumter-coc@sumterchamber.org for more information. Historical Society Sumter County Historical Society membership meeting is at 7 p.m. at 217 Market Street Bushnell. FRIDAY, SEPT. 28Lets swing, rumba and waltz! Its that time of year again when USA Dance 6106 Lake-Sumter Counties chapter throws their annual free ballroom instruction and dance open to all in honor of National Ballroom Dance Week. The NBDW event takes place in Leesburg starting at 3 p.m. going till 10 p.m. Instruction workshops will be taught by professional dance instructors including Jacquie and Rocky Brandman and Ray Gardner. Music will be provided by Ray the DJ. Prior registration is not necessary. The schedule includes: 3 to 4 p.m. Swing, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Rumba, 6 to 7 p.m. Waltz and 7 to 10 p.m. general dancing. This is the second year that this dance chapter has offered a free event to the community. Snacks will be provided during the instruction. Additional food will be available at 7 p.m. Members are urged to bring a snack. Location is Leesburg Community Center, 109 W. Dixie Hwy. (Venetian Gardens Park). This is a free dance with free instruction. Questions 352-748-3112 or visit us at usadance6106.com. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3Wildwood Dixie Youth At 6 p.m., the Wildwood Dixie Youth will have its Annual Board Meeting at Wildwood Millennium Park. Board positions are available. For information call 352303-7770 Debbie Mikeals. FRIDAY, OCT. 5Yard sale The Refuge at Jumper Creek will have a yard sale from 8 a.m until 1 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 6, to help provide emergency shelter and transitional housing for families. The sale is on U.S. 301 to County Road 542 E, across from Bushnell Family Dentistry. Sumter Dance Enjoy dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 County Road 459, off County Road 470. Music is by Lee Ann Noel Band. The event is open to the public. No alcohol allowed. Finger foods and soda welcome. Dances are held every first and third Friday sponsored by Sumter Singles and Couples of Lake Panasoffkee. For information call 424-1688.SATURDAY, OCT. 6Lake Panasoffkee Improvement Association Lake Panasoffkee Improvement Association plans a rally that will welcome the residents of Lake Panasoffkee to join in their efforts. The rally is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 C.R. 459, Lake Panasoffkee. There will be refreshments, guest speakers, local businesses, prizes and other surprises. Guest speakers include: Sumter County Commissioner Doug Gilpin, Sumter County Sheriff Bill Farmer, newly elected Tax Collector Randy Mask and Property Appraiser Joey Hooten. Come join us for a good old-fashion community rally. Lake Panasoffkee residents would really appreciate a couple hours of your time, please come out and see what is going on in our community. Everyone is welcome! 19th Annual Brain Power Walk The Pilot Club of Sumter County will hold its 19th Annual Brain Power Walk. The walk begins at 7 a.m. at the Wildwood City Hall, US Highway 301-100 N Main Street. Join us to support those in our community with brain related disorders. To sponsor the event or participate as a walker, call, Paul, 352-748-2345 or Linda, 352-748-7557.SATURDAY, OCT. 13Fall Festival A Fall Festival begins at 4 p.m. at Indian Hill Baptist Church, 7819 CR 633, Bushnell with free family events on church grounds. Lots of fun activities for the kids including: scarecrow building contest, dunk tank, tug-ofwar, face painting, sack races. Food drive: every child who brings a donation for the church pantry will receive a thank you gift. Baked goods contest, bingo, and a raffle. Live gospel singing. Affordable concessions. Day ends with a bonfire and hayride. Please come and join us, everyone is welcome!WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17Cornerstone Hospice training Sumter County volunteer training will be in Sumterville from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and again on Oct. 24. This is a 16-hour certification and interested participants should plan to attend both training days. Training location will be at the Lane Purcell Hospice House Annex (building on left facing Hospice House) 2452 CR 526E Sumterville. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please pre-register by calling volunteer specialists Kim Carter (352)455-6081 or (352)569-5305 or volunteer manager Lisa Gray (352)742-6806 or call toll-free (888)728-6234. 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P AGE A10SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012 Bobby Caruthers, Barbara Williamson, Carla DeFrank and Jane Boon Marcia Butler and Chuck and Cathy Mojock Shelby, Sara and Chris Boywin Sandra Coleman, Jim and Charlene Allen, Lt. Bobby Caruthers, Sheriff Bill Farmer, Shirley Parker Janice Hamilton, Sharon Harrison, Samantha Mitchell Paula and Mike Knight Velia Gonzalez, June Lew, Eduardo Sainz and Mario Bello Phil and Susan Scarpelli and Patrick Grady Photos by BRENDA LOCKELARSisters Shirley Parker and Sandra Coleman Naomi Corey, Angela Barnum and David Barnum AT THE CRACKER BALL L angley Health Services hosted its2012 Cracker Ball on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Sumter County Fairgrounds. The annual event draws a crowd of supporters out for the fun and to help fund medical needs of community residents. Some of the supporters who attended the dinner, entertainment and auction event are shown here. Marion and Chuck Hinton Sue Soto, Christina Engelking and Lacey Morgan Dr. Mario Bello and Judy Knights

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Board member of The Innocence Project, who will address the moral, ethical and justice issues of the death penalty and possibly innocent people who are incarcerated, some on death row. Schlakman is senior program director of the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at Florida State University, in Tallahassee. The public is invited to this free presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, located at 300 Webster St, one block east of Hwy. 301, in Wildwood. Refreshments will follow a question and answer session. For more information, please call Nancy, 352-674-9288. Respect Life Rally The St Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish of Wildwood is sponsoring a Respect Life Rally to be held on Oct. 7, between the hours of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The rally will be held in front of the Wildwood City Hall which is located at 100 N. Main St (Rt 301). The rally is part of Life Chain which holds rallies across The U.S. and Canada every year on Respect Life Sunday.The rally is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. We invite all likeminded people to stand with us. Those who attend need not stay for the entire two hours and those who need to sit are invited to bring their portable chairs. Fairway Christian Church Fairways Grief Share program is held every Monday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This program sharing and support group is open to members or non-members, who are recovering from the loss of a loved one. Registration is not required. Movie night at Fairway will be on Friday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm. The featured film is Dolphin Tale. Movie snacks will be provided. On the weekend of Sept. 22 and 23, Fairway will be collecting grocery items for the Wildwood Food Pantry. Lets help our neighbors in need. Members and non-members are invited to the Singles Bible Study on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. The study Transformation will be led by Ron Scott. A supervised walk through of the new Fairway Church buildings is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. The All About Fairway class will be on Saturday, Sept.29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members and non-members are welcome. Sign up by Sept. 24 is required and lunch is included, 259-9305. Prayer and worship Prayer and praise worship services are every Sunday evening in the Microtel Meeting Room, Bushnell, doors open at 7 p.m. Prophetess Latwonda Slaughter and Pastor Eddie Slaughter, Triumphant in Christ Outreach Ministries Inc., Pinellas, will deliver the message. For more information call 568-2111. Pray for nation The Helping Hands Prayer Ministry of Bushnell Assembly of God invites the community to come and join us in prayer as we pray for our families, children, schools, churches, armed forces, our nation, our president, the sick and needy and those in the hospitals and nursing homes. Join us in changing our world through the power of prayer the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at Bushnell Assembly, 1451 W. C.R. 476, 793-3183. The ministry visits nursing homes and homes of sick and others on the first and third Thursday of the month. Praying for Spiritual Awakening in America We the people need to have a fresh encounter with God, and a reset of our priorities. We must pray for spiritual awakening in our community, for Gods presence and power in our homes and churches. While our elected leaders do matter, what matters far more is turning back to our Lord with prayer, repentance, and humility. Please join us each Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m., at Indian Hill Baptist Church as we seek Gods face and ask Him to heal our lives, our community, and our nation. Indian Hill is on the north side of C.R. 476 about five miles west of Bushnell. Prayer group Emmanuel Charismatic Prayer Group meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 5323 E C.R. 462, Wildwood 34785. Everyone is invited to attend and experience the movement of the Holy Spirit, with song, praise and worship. For information call Terri DeMarco at 613-4366. S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012, P AGE A11 000CGIP 000C3P8 For more info call: (352) 419-4774 DONT MISS ANY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ACTION THIS SEASON WITH A 12-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION OF THE J U S T $ 2 5 0 0 JUST $ 25 00 Yes, sign me up for the $25.00 12-month subscription! Name Address City State Zip Phone E-mail Mail this coupon and your payment to: Sumter County Times Subscription 204 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513 *The subscription must be a $25 subscription, in-county or online only! This offer ends September 30, 2012 N ot only can you catch all the latest high school sports news, your subscription includes a $5.00 donation to the high school team ( W ildcats or R aiders) of your choice Theres pleny of free content on the site, but you can actually get an electronic edition of the Tim es as it apears in print. If you are a print subscriber, your e-edition is included in your $25.00 subscription. All you need to do ito activate the account and create a password. Check us out online at www.sumtercountytimes.com where you will find slide shows, videos, more news and features, and even your school newspaper! 000CJJU P R I N T O R E E D I T I O N PRINT OR E-EDITION* CHURCH continued from Page 6 LSCC sets medical seminars LSCCs Continuing Education Department and Florida Hospital Waterman will present the Peoples Medical School, a series of seminars focused on the immune system. Open to the public, the series will include lectures from a variety of medical professionals on Thursday afternoons, October 4November 8, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Health Sciences Center at LSCCs Leesburg campus. The seminars will also include question-andanswer sessions, audiovisuals and handouts. Students who complete the Peoples Medical School will leave with greater knowledge about protecting their immunity today and tomorrow. Seminar topics will include: October 4, 2012 What is the Role and Function of Protein in Immunity? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) How do Cancers Affect the Immune System? (4:005:00 p.m.) October 11, 2012 How Does Exercise Improve Immunity? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) What is the Process for Developing and Maintaining an Adequate Immune Function? (4:00-5:00 p.m.) October 18, 2012 Is it True? Does Sunlight/Vitamin D Improve Immunity? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) Can Fruits and Vegetables Improve our Immune Function and Fight Disease? (4:00-5:00 p.m.) October 25, 2012 What Aspects of Our Environment Impact Our Immune Function? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) Can Water Intake Aid the Immune System? (4:00-5:00 p.m.) November 1, 2012 How Much Sleep Do We Need: Does Sleep Deprivation Negatively Affect the Immune System? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) How Does the Immune System Aid in Wound Healing? (4:00-5:00 p.m.) November 8, 2012 Can Stress Negatively Affect the Immune System? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) Choosing the Diet that Improves Immunity (4:005:00 p.m.) Volunteers/supplies needed The Refuge At Jumper Creek (The Refuge) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing transitional housing, mentoring, life-skills education and outreach and referral in a nonjudgmental, faith-based environment with dignity and respect for individuals and families who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Central Florida. The Refuge assists residents in achieving an enhanced quality of life as they reach their fullest potential, including self-sufficiency and becoming a contributing member of society. Currently, volunteers and supplies are needed. The Refuge is at 4912 SE 7th Dr., Bushnell. For more information about volunteering or donating, call 5688400 or visit therefugejumpercreek@gmail.com or www.therefugejumpercreek.org.

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P AGE A12SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012 0927-SCT Absentee Requests and Absentee Ballots Points of Interest Sumter County Voters 1. A request for an absentee may be made by: Written or telephonic request from the voter or If directly instructed by the voter a member of the voters immediate family or the voters legal guardian 2. Immediate Family means: The voters spouse, parent, child, grandparent or sibling 3. The person making the request must give the following information Voters address Voters date of birth Requesters name Requesters address Requesters drivers license number, if available Requesters relationship to the voter Requesters signature (written requests only) 4. The request must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the sixth day (Wednesday) before the election and the ballot must be mailed no later than 4 days (Friday) before the election. 5. A request for an absentee ballot is deemed sufficient to receive an absentee ballot for all election s through the end of the calendar year of the second ensuing regularly scheduled General Election; unless the voter or their designee indicates at the time the request is made the elections for which the voter desires to receive an absentee ballot. The request may be considered canceled when any First Class mail sent by the supervisor to the voter is returned as undeliverable. 6. Absentee ballots must be mailed no later than 45 days prior to each election to absent uniformed services voters; and must be mailed to all other voters who have requested between the 35th and 28th days before each election. 7. Daily absentee request will be processed and mailed within 2 days after the initial (2) drops. 8. Voters may pick up an absentee ballot for themselves as soon as the ballots are available and must provide identification to receive the ballot. Identification must be current and valid and can be o ne of the following: Florida drivers license. Florida identification card issued by the department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles United States passport Debit or credit card Military identification Student identification Retirement center identification Neighborhood association identification Public assistance identification 9. If the picture identification does not contain the signature of the voter an additional identificati on that provides the signature shall be required. 10. Voters who designate someone to pick up an absentee ballot for them must designate in writing a person to pick up the ballot; however the person picking up the ballot may not pick up more than two absentee ballots per election, other than the designees own ballot and additional ballots may be picked up for members of the designees immediate family. 11. Designees shall provide the written authorization from the voter and must provide a picture identification of the designee and must complete an affidavit. 12. Designees may begin picking up ballots for voters 5 days (Thursday) prior to each election; provided they have the authorization and provide the necessary identification and complete the affidavit. 13. Absentee ballots are not forwardable; except for absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters. If the ballot is returned as undeliverable as stated in #5 it will cancel the absentee requ est for future elections. 14. Voters must sign the return envelope in order for the ballot to be counted. 15. A Power of Attorney to sign for a voter cannot be used with an absentee ballot. For Sumter County voters; Absentee ballots must reach the Supervisor of Elections office in Bushnell by 7 P.M. election night in order to be counted. 17. Every signature on absentee ballot envelopes are verified against the signature of the voter on file at the Supervisor of elections office. If a voters signature has changed, the voter needs to do a signature update with the Supervisor of elections office as soon as possible or at least before the canvassing board starts to canvass absentee ballots. By law the canvassing board may begin the canvassing of absentee ballots at 7 a.m. on the 15th day before the election. If the signature does not match, the ballot will not be counted. If a signature is in question, the canvassing board will determine if the signature matches or not and will decide the disposition of the ballot. For the General Election November 6, 2012 ONLY: The postage to return a voted absentee ballot will be .65 cents. If you have any questions please contact the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections at 352-569-1540 Karen S. Krauss Sumter County Supervisor of Elections 000CPT4

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S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012, P AGE A13 PUBLIC NOTICE OF VOTING ASSISTANCE FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA VOTING AIDS AVAILABLE In an effort to accommodate the elderly and disabled voters in Sumter County, the following aids are available for their use: BALLOT MAGNIFYING SHEETS AUDIO BALLOT DISABILITY BALL GRIP STYLUS LARGE PRINT INSTRUCTIONS FOR VOTING AT THE POLLS TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR THE DEAF (TDD) (Bushnell Office) 1-352-569-1568 VOTING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE 97.061, Florida Statutes, reads : Any person who is eligible to register and who is unable to read or write or who, because of some disability, needs assistance in voting shall upon that persons request be registered by the supervisor under the procedure prescribed by this section and shall be entitled to receive assistance at the polls. 101.051, Florida Statutes, reads : Any elector applying to vote in any election who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may request the assistance of two election officials or some other person of the electors own choice, other than the electors employer, an agent of the employer, or an officer or agent of his or her union, to assist the elector in casting his or her vote. SECTION 208 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1973aa-6) reads in its entirety: Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voters choice, other than the voters employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voters union. ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE If you are registered and unable to attend the polling place, you may vote by requesting an absentee ballot from the Supervisor of Elections office. You may make this request in person, in writing, by telephone or through our website. Karen S. Krauss Supervisor of Elections 900 North Main Street Bushnell, FL 33513 (352) 569-1540 (352) 689-4530 (352) 689-4660 Wildwood The Villages www.sumterelections.org THIS PUBLIC NOTICE IS BEING PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO THE VOTING ACCESSIBILITY FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED ACT OF 1984 (Public Law 98-435) Karen S. Krauss Supervisor of Elections 000CKSA 8 th Annual Florida Cracker Ball Benefiting the Thomas E. Langley Medical Foundation T H A N K Y O U T H A N K Y O U THANK YOU F o r m a k i n g t h i s y e a r s e v e n t F o r m a k i n g t h i s y e a r s e v e n t For making this years event s u c h a s u c c e s s s u c h a s u c c e s s such a success! P a p a J o e s B r o o k s v i l l e S t e p h e n M o n r o e P a p a J o e s B r o o k s v i l l e S t e p h e n M o n r o e Papa Joes Brooksville, Stephen Monroe, P a t r i c k G r a d y R i v e r J u n c t i o n B a n d & D a y l o n R a y b o n P a t r i c k G r a d y R i v e r J u n c t i o n B a n d & D a y l o n R a y b o n Patrick Grady, River Junction Band & Daylon Raybon O U R S P O N S O R S : O U R S P O N S O R S : OUR SPONSORS: Proud Sponsor 000CPLB Ventura Ranch, COMANCO, Lake Medical Imaging, Sumter County Farmers Market, Gayle Teerman, C.W. Roberts, SECO, ACMS, Knights Feed, Lifestream, Boykin Construction, Lassiter Ware, Abundant Life Ministries, Gastroenterology Associates, Custom Designed Security, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company, Parkwood Sumter Properties, Integral Quality Care, Don Burgess, Center State Bank, Florida Assoc. of Community Health Centers, Rep. Marlene OToole, Shakti Narain, M.D. PA, Fruitland Park Lions Club, Physical Therapy of Sumter, Mask Properties, LLC, Lake Gastroenterology Assoc., Century 21 Prime Properties, Central FL Health Alliance, Community Bank & Trust, Purcell Chapel, Long & Associates Architects/Engineers, Inc., SunTrust, Advanced Gastroenterology & Surgery Associates, Physicians of Central Florida, Gastro Intestinal Consultants, Florida Heart & Vascular Florida Cancer Specialists, Sennett Realty Group. 000CKS6 ATTENTION SUMTER COUNTY VOTERS VOTER REGISTRATION BOOK CLOSING (97.055 F.S.) BOOKS CLOSE OCTOBER 9TH, 2012 FOR THE NOVEMBER 6TH, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION NOTE: IF YOU HAVE MOVED OR CHANGED YOUR NAME PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO MAKE THESE CHANGES WITH THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE BEFORE GOING TO VOTE. THIS WILL HELP WITH ANY BACKUP IN LINES DURING EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY. IF YOU HAVE MOVED INTO SUMTER COUNTY FROM ANOTHER COUNTY AND HAVE NOT CHANGED YOUR ADDRESS PLEASE DO SO BEFORE GOING TO VOTE. IF YOU DO NOT CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS YOU WILL HAVE TO VOTE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT. YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS AS EASY AS CALLING THE OFFICE AT 352569-1540, PLEASE DO SO NOW. NOTE: PLEASE HAVE YOUR PHOTO AND SIGNATURE IDENTIFICATION WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO TO VOTE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PHOTO AND SIGNATURE IDENTIFICATION, YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO VOTE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT. THE CANVASSING BOARD WILL DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY. UPDATE VOTER SIGNATURE Pursuant to 98.077, Florida Statutes, Karen S. Krauss, Supervisor of Elections, is required to publish a notice specifying the procedure to update ones signature. Voters MAY update their signature for voting purposes by doing one of the following: By Mail : Karen S. Krauss (send updated signature on a Supervisor of Elections voter registration application) 900 North Main Street Bushnell, Florida 33513 Website : http://www.sumterelections.org (voter registration application may be completed, printed and mailed to the Supervisor of Elections) Office locations : Main OfficeBushnell (update personally in office) 900 North Main Street Bushnell, Florida 33513 352-569-1540 7375 Powell Rd., Suite 145 Wildwood, Florida 34785 352-689-4530 8033 E. C-466, Suite 401 The Villages, Florida 32162 352-689-4660 NOTE: All polling locations are ADA Accessible Karen S. Krauss Supervisor of Elections Sumter County By Donna Lind, president and owner Tracys Point Fishing Lodge News and tournament results for week ending Sept.23. Jim Veal Sr., owner of Pana Vista Lodge told me years ago that this time of year is slow for fishing lodges on Lake Panasoffkee. I will acknowledge that he is right but I never have figured out why. Having grown up in Florida our family would bass fish year round and from personal experience I can say that I generally catch as many fish this time of year as any other. In any event, as mentioned below we had a tournament this past weekend and I apologize for not having a list of winners along with weights. Anyone needing updated rules and regulations for this years and the first half of 2013 just swing by and we will provide you with a free copy. Hope everyone had a wonderful start to the fall, we are so excited for the cooler weather. The catfish and panfish are still biting. We hosted a tournament for St. Pete Pro Bass Club this past Saturday! We did had a little gator action going on around here Sunday morning, at least 9 feet worth. We enjoyed watching him all day Also this week Duck Season was open for 5 days, and a masked man ) did get a Teal Duck, the others in the boat are decoys of course. I was told that Teal and Wood Ducks are the only ones you could hunt, better luck with more next time, Masked Man. Enjoy the fall. Some things fishy Webster Elementary is proud to announce Septembers Student of the Month. These students are recognized for their acts of kindness towards their teachers and fellow peers. The students, shown in the photo are: PreK Filipe Alanis, Alexander Ramirez, Kalyah Stephens; kindergarten Jaylee Heijkoop, Malakhi Boone, Hannah Weiss, Aidan Kasper, Zoey Preece; first grade Ijsha Cole, Emily Serna, Elijah Adams, Anna Ruiz-Mendez, Jesse Kelly, Victoria Hopkins, Denzel McDonald, Emily Cherry; second grade Demeria Godfrey, Savannah Stephens, Gabrielle English, Skye Dennis, Omar Vasquez-Lopez; third grade Jennifer Font, Yaritza Lopez, Christian Linares, Kara Lasick, Corine Owens, Jacob Brown, Sydney Bagony, Kaylee House; fourth grade Jessica Carter, Camryn Labree, Sebastian Sequra, Jenna Mears, Rachael Yacuzzo; fifth grade Yesena Romero, Angel Reaves, Yvonne Benitez, Bailey Owens, Mary Lancaster.

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P AGE A14SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012 FAMILY FEATURES B etween engagement parties, bridal showers and brunches with new family and friends, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the happy couple. Why not bring a taste of the tropics to your celebrations with mangos? Each of these elegantly simple recipes is inspired by the color, texture and sweet, slightly exotic flavors of mangos and you wont need to hire a caterer to pull it off. When choosing mangos, dont focus on color. Instead, gently squeeze. A ripe mango will be slightly soft to the touch, similar to a ripe peach or avocado. To get more fresh recipe ideas for wedding celebrations and everyday occasions visit www.mango.org. To get more host ing ideas and helpful entertaining tips, visit www.culinary.net. Goat Cheese, Bacon and Mango CrostiniMakes about 30 pieces 1 baguette, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Salt 1 pound bacon, chopped 1 cup balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 8 ounces goat cheese, softened 2 large mangos (about 2 pounds), peeled, pitted and diced 3 green onions, sliced thin (about 1/3 cup) Preheat oven to 400F. Place sliced baguette on large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and bake until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through baking. Set aside. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towel lined plate. In small non-reactive sauce pan, simmer balsamic vinegar and sugar over medium heat until reduced by half and balsamic is thick and syrupy, 15 to 20 min utes. Set aside to cool. To assemble, spread toasted bread with 1 1/2 teaspoons goat cheese, top with diced mango, sprinkle with cooked bacon, and drizzle with cooled balsamic syrup. Top with sliced green onions. Note: Balsamic syrup can be stored atroomtem peratureforup to1week. Frost Cupcakes Like a ProIts easy to create these Mini Vanilla Cupcakes with Mango Buttercream. With a few simple tricks, theyll appear as though you selected them from a professional bakery. Just follow these simple steps from the kitchen pros: Use a large, star-burst piping tip in a pastry bag or large zip top bag. Set the bag over a tall glass or measuring cup, and fold the bag edges into a cuff over the rim of the glass. Scoop frosting into the bag using a rubber spatula. Fill it about twothirds full. Take the bag out of the glass and twist the top closed. Hold the bag just barely above the top of the cupcake at a 90 degree angle. Squeeze the bag to pipe a spiral of icing, starting at the outer edge and working inward. Stop squeezing and pull the tip straight up. Visit www.culinary.net to get more tips, recipes and videos, and to join the community of home cooks and food lovers.Mini Vanilla Cupcakes with Mango ButtercreamMakes 48 mini cupcakes Cupcakes 1 15.25-ounce box vanilla cake mix 1 cup water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs Preheat oven to 325F. Line mini muffin tins with cupcake liners. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and mix until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool in pans for 5 minutes then cool completely on wire rack. Mango Buttercream 2 large mangos (about 2 pounds), peeled, pitted and diced 2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter, room temperature 5 cups powdered sugar 2 tablespoons white sparkling sugar sprinkles (optional) Pure 1 1/2 diced mangos in food processor or blender until smooth, set aside (will yield about 3/4 cup). Reserve remain ing diced mango for garnish. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed, until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing between each addition. Add 3/4 cup of mango pure. Increase speed to high and beat until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Transfer buttercream to a pastry bag or a large zip top bag fitted with a pastry tip. Top cooled cupcakes with buttercream. Top with 1 piece diced mango and sparkling sugar, if desired. Roasted Shrimp and Mango Salad Serves 8 to 10 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 teaspoons paprika Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 6 cups mixed baby lettuces, washed and dried 2 large mangos (about 2 pounds), peeled, pitted and diced 1/4 cup shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 400F. On large rimmed baking sheet, toss shrimp with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Roast until pink and cooked through and beginning to lightly brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to bowl to chill in refrigerator. In large bowl, whisk together remain ing 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and honey. Season with salt and pepper. Toss lettuce, mango and chilled shrimp in olive oil lemon juice mixture. Divide among plates, and sprinkle with Parmesan.

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S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012, P AGE A15 000CBZU NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title : HEALTH CARE SERVICES. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage ; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care p rovider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful healt h care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules fro m abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service. Specifies that the amendment does not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform o r provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect th e terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the e ffect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health ca re provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states with specificity the public nece ssity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides tha t it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, o r other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other pati ent charges. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Health care services. (a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain or otherwise provide for health care coverage. (2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider m ay accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may not be abolish ed by law or rule. (c) This section does not: (1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation. (4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010. (5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and cond itions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health ca re services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for law ful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provi sion in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copaym ents, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this section, if the law states with specificity the public necessity that justifies an exception from this section. (d) As used in this section, the term: (1) Compel includes the imposition of penalties or taxes. (2) Direct payment or pay directly means payment for lawful health care services without a publi c or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. (3) Health care system means any public or private entity whose function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for hea lth care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. (4) Lawful health care services means any health-related service or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. (5) Penalties or taxes means any civil or criminal penalty or fine, tax, salary or wage withholdin g or surcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, c reated, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protect ed under this section. For purposes of this section only, the term rule by an agency may not be const rued to mean any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreem ent contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED DUE TO COMBAT INJURY; HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the hom esteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the perma nent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt fr om taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-fi ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation gr eater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ni nety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first de termined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to an y residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the int erest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to rente rs, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-fiv e and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the li mits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and mus t provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for chang es in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall recei ve a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of t he veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit t o the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discou nt, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may re apply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. T his subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Veterans disabled due to combat injury; homestead property tax discount.The amendment to subsection (e) of Section 6 of Article VII relating to the homestead property tax discount for ve terans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION. Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on infl ation and population changes. Under the amendment, state revenues, as defined in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-fu nded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort is no longer required, returned to th e taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a su per majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will first apply to th e 20142015 state fiscal year. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; state expenses state revenue limitation. (a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upo n real estate or tangible personal property. All other forms of taxation shall be preempted to the sta te except as provided by general law. (b) Motor vehicles, boats, airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches and mobile homes, as defined by law, shall be subject to a license tax for their operation in the amounts and for the purposes prescribed by la w, but shall not be subject to ad valorem taxes. (c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. (d) Provision shall be made by law for raising sufficient revenue to defray the expenses of the stat e for each fiscal period. (e) Except as provided herein, state revenues collected for any fiscal year shall be limited to stat e revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior fiscal year plus an adjustment for growth. As u sed in this subsection, growth means an amount equal to the average annual rate of growth in Florida pers onal income over the most recent twenty quarters times the state revenues allowed under this subsection f or the prior fiscal year. For the 1995-1996 fiscal year, the state revenues allowed under this subsection f or the prior fiscal year shall equal the state revenues collected for the 1994-1995 fiscal year. Florida pe rsonal P R O P O S E D C O N S T I T U T I O N A L A M E N D M E N T S T O B E V O T E D O N N O V E M B E R 6 2 0 1 2 N O T I C E O F E L E C T I O N I K e n n e t h W D e t z n e r S e c r e t a r y o f S t a t e o f t h e S t a t e o f F l o r i d a d o h e r e b y g i v e n o t i c e t h a t a n e l e c t i o n w i l l b e h e l d i n e a c h c o u n t y i n F l o r i d a o n N o v e m b e r 6 2 0 1 2 f o r t h e r a t i f i c a t i o n o r r e j e c t i o n o f p r o p o s e d r e v i s i o n s t o t h e c o n s t i t u t i o n o f t h e S t a t e o f F l o r i d a income shall be determined by the legislature, from information available from the United States Department of Commerce or its successor on the first day of February prior to the beginning of the f iscal year. State revenues collected for any fiscal year in excess of this limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance specified in Section 19(g) of A rticle III, and thereafter shall be refunded to taxpayers as provided by general law. State revenues allowe d under this subsection for any fiscal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill that contains no other subject and that sets forth the dollar amount by which the state revenues allowed will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading of the bill. For purposes of this subsection, state revenues means taxes, fees, licenses, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencie s outside state government. However, state revenues does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state; revenue s that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenu es used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the excep tion of state matching funds used to fund elective expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; balances carried for ward from prior fiscal years; taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services required to be imposed by any amendment or revision to this constitution after July 1, 1994. An adjustment to the r evenue limitation shall be made by general law to reflect the fiscal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government. The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this subsection. SECTION 19. State revenue limitation. (a) STATE REVENUE LIMITATION.Except as provided in this section, state revenues collected in any fiscal year are limited as follows: (1) For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu es collected during the 2013-2014 fiscal year multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus f our onehundredths. (2) For the 2015-2016 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2014-2015 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus three o nehundredths. (3) For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2015-2016 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus two one hundredths. (4) For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2016-2017 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus one one hundredth. (5) For the 2018-2019 fiscal year and thereafter, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to t he state revenue limitation for the previous fiscal year multiplied by the adjustment for growth. (6) The adjustment for growth for a fiscal year shall be determined by March 1 preceding the fiscal year using the latest information available. Once the adjustment for growth is determined for a fiscal ye ar, it may not be changed based on revisions to the information used to make the determination. (b) REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.State revenues collected in any fiscal year in excess of the revenue limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fun d reaches the maximum balance specified in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school dist ricts for participation in a state-funded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort i s no longer required, returned to taxpayers as provided by general law. (c) AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION. (1) The state revenue limitation for any fiscal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Unless otherwise provided by the bill increasing the re venue limitation, the increased revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future fiscal years. (2) The state revenue limitation for any one fiscal year may be increased by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Increases to the revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded when determining the revenue limitation in subsequent fiscal years. (3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other subject and must set forth th e dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading in either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor. (d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELECTORS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.The legislature may propose an increase in the state revenue limitation pursuant to a concurrent resolution enacted by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house. The proposed increase shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the resolution is filed with the custodian of state records. However, the legislature may submit the proposed increase at an earlier special election held more than ninety days after it is filed with the custodian of state records pursuant t o a law enacted by the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to determine th e revenue limitation for future fiscal years. The proposed increase shall take effect if it is approve d by a vote of at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the matter. (e) REVENUE LIMIT ADJUSTMENT BY THE LEGISLATURE.The legislature shall provide by general law for adjustments to the state revenue limitation to reflect: (1) The fiscal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions betwe en the state and other levels of government occurring after May 6, 2011; or (2) The fiscal impact of a new federal mandate. (f) GENERAL LAW IMPLEMENTATION.The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this section. (g) DEFINITIONS.As used in this section, the term: (1) Adjustment for growth means an amount equal to the average for the previous five years of the product of the inflation factor and the population factor. (2) Inflation factor means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in the calendar year ann ual average of the Consumer Price Index. The term Consumer Price Index means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, U.S. city average (not seasonally adjusted, current base for all items), as published by the United States Department of Labor. In the event the index ceases to exist, the legi slature shall determine the successor index by general law. (3) Population factor means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in population of the st ate as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. For purposes of calculating the annual rate of change in population, the states official population estimates shall be used. (4) State revenues means taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, the term sta te revenues does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in docume nts authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state for bonds issued before July 1, 2012; revenues that a re used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund optional expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the sta te lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; receipts of public universities and colleges; balances carried forward from p rior fiscal years; taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services au thorized by any amendment or revision to this constitution after May 6, 2011. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. State revenue limitation.The amendment to Section 1 and the creation of Section 19 of Article VII, revising the state revenue limitation, and this section take effect upon approval by th e electors and apply beginning in the 2014-2015 state fiscal year. NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED REPEAL. Ballot Summary: (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, rel ating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and specified nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestea d and specified nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value du e to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special elect ion held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to Janu ary 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shal l operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specified in such l aw, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on Janu ary 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amoun t equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at iss ue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is establish ed. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value o f the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 20 12, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in th e sixth and subsequent years after it is first received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by th e voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference prima ry, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, o f constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided: (a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Floridas aquifers, or land used exclus ively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, and reasonable definitions sp ecified therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, o r may be exempted from taxation. (d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall change be changed annually on January 1 1st of each year ; but those changes in assessments a. A change in an assessment may shall not exceed the lower of the following: 0830 SCT PAGE 1 OF 3

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P AGE A16SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012 1. a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 2. b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or a successor index reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. b. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preced ing January 1. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. T hereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change only as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; provided, However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, redu ction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsection amendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by a any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the such court does shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection amendment. (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of a the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 20 07. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows: 1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior ho mestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the ne w homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,0 00 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of J anuary 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homeste ad and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the jus t value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this subsubparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature shall provide for app lication of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of th is subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may b e assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by g eneral law. (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed v alue of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which res ults from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owners spou se if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of ag e or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as d efined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitatio ns set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessm ent may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on th e preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of owner ship of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the ne xt assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided f or by general law. However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, t he property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subje ct to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provide d in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessm ent may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on th e preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any cha nge of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided f or by general law ; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (i) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the propertys resistance to wind damage. (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: a. Land used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes. b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. (2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable definitions as specified by the legislature by general law. SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the perma nent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt fr om taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of $25,000 twentyfive thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuati on greater than $50,000 fifty thousand dollars and up to $75,000 seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable tit le, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leaseho ld initially in excess of 98 ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 by a s tate agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to an y residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the int erest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature may provide to rente rs, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax rel ief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed $20,000 twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional ex emption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by ge neral law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsec tion for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall recei ve a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of t he veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit t o the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discou nt, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may re apply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. T his subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) As provided by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, every person who establi shes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasi ng the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exempt ion for all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 perc ent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additiona l exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, whichever occurs first. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just valu e of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is grea ter. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property a t one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if thi s amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference pri mary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 gene ral election, but the additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it i s first received. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit fro m the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 20 08, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take eff ect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating sub sections (f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall first limit assessments beginnin g January 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first limit assessment s beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) of Section 4 of Article VII, initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g) are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g), which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2022 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 2019. SECTION 32. Property assessments.This section and the amendment of Section 4 of Article VII addressing homestead and specified nonhomestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitte d to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be h eld on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors an d shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approva l or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who recently have not owned homestead property.This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for a n additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead propert y, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized b y law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be availa ble for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional hom estead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE COURTS. Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enac ted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional rev ision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of ea ch house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved b y a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The cour t could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legis lature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision pro hibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislatures prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Qualifications Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislatur e. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enact ed by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the Governor are not subject to confirmation. This revision requires Senate confirmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before th e appointee can take office. If the Senate votes not to confirm the appointment, the judicial nominati ng commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the Senate. For the purpose of confirmation, the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will b e deemed confirmed and will take office. The Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitutio n to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or jud ge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are confidential until formal charges are f iled by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal charges are filed, the formal charges and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Qualifications Commission must make available, all information in the commissions possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed rev ision requires the commission to make all of its files available to the Speaker of the House of Representa tives but provides that such files would remain confidential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request files of the Judicial Qualifications Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and makes other nonsubst antive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure. (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts including the t ime for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court ha ving jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow it the court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repeal enacted by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prio r approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majority of the members of the court ; shall be the chief administrative officer of the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any court for which th e judge is qualified and to delegate to a chief judge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges ther eof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrat ive supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as provided by supre me court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the his circuit. SECTION 11. Vacancies. (a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial office to which election for retention applies, the gove rnor shall fill the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday i n January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appoin tment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nomi nating commission. (b) The governor shall fill each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday aft er the first Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominat ed by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to fill that judicial offi ce for the term of the office beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy unless the per iod is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appoin tment within sixty days after the nominations have been certified to the governor. (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to confirmation by the senate. The senate may sit for the purpose of confirmation regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the just ice shall be deemed confirmed. If the senate votes to not confirm the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the senate. The appointment of a justice is effective upon confirmation by the senate. (e) (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted b y a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, five just ices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement. (a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.A judicial qualifications commission is created. (1) There shall be a judicial qualifications commission vested with jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from office of any justice or judge whose cond uct, during term of office or otherwise occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office, and to investigate and recomm end the discipline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term of office or otherwise occurring on or a fter November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this section), warrants such discipline. F or purposes of this section, discipline is defined as any or all of the following: reprimand, fine, sus pension with or without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judge s regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a c omplaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commissio n shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judge s selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial office or been members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be appointed by the governor. (2) The members of the judicial qualifications commission shall serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible fo r state judicial office while acting as a member of the commission and for a period of two years there after. No member of the commission shall hold office in a political party or participate in any campaign for j udicial office or hold public office; provided that a judge may campaign for judicial office and hold that o ffice. The commission shall elect one of its members as its chairperson. (3) Members of the judicial qualifications commission not subject to impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitutio n. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the filling of vacancies by the app ointing authorities, the disqualification of members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary replacement of disqualified or incapacitated members. The commissions rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house o f the legislature, or by the supreme court, five justices concurring. The commission shall have power to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice or judge are filed by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or before the commission shall be confidential; p rovided, however, upon a finding of probable cause and the filing by the investigative panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commis sion shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor, the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission which information shall remain confidential during any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively. (b) PANELS.The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to re ceive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majorit y of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recomme nd to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a s imple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court t hat the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (c) SUPREME COURT.The supreme court shall receive recommendations from the judicial qualifications commissions hearing panel. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in part the findings, conclusions, a nd recommendations of the commission and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to approp riate discipline, or be removed from office with termination of compensation for willful or persistent fai lure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a pr esent unfitness to hold office, or be involuntarily retired for any permanent disability that seriously in terferes with the performance of judicial duties. Malafides, scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be required for removal from office of a justice or judge whose conduct demonstrates a pre sent unfitness to hold office. After the filing of a formal proceeding and upon request of the investigat ive panel, the supreme court may suspend the justice or judge from office, with or without compensation, pendin g final determination of the inquiry. (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d) REMOVAL POWER. The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment. (e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the person who is the subject of proceedings by the judicial qualific ations commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such court automatically sha ll be disqualified to sit as justices of such court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning suc h person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida most senior in tenure of judicial office as circuit judge. For purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of equal t enure in 000CBZV 0830 SCT PAGE 2 OF 3

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S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012, P AGE A17 0830 SCT 000CBZW PAGE 3 OF 3 judicial office as circuit judge the judge or judges from the lower numbered circuit or circuits sha ll be deemed senior. In the event any such chief circuit judge is under investigation by the judicial qual ifications commission or is otherwise disqualified or unable to serve on the panel, the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of such disqualified or disabled chief circuit judge. (f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12. (1) Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all provisions of law and rules of court in force on the effective date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner authorized by the constitution. (2) After this section becomes effective and until adopted by rule of the commission consistent with it: a. The commission shall be divided, as determined by the chairperson, into one investigative panel and one hearing panel to meet the responsibilities set forth in this section. b. The investigative panel shall be composed of: 1. Four judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Three non-lawyers. c. The hearing panel shall be composed of: 1. Two judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Two non-lawyers. d. Membership on the panels may rotate in a manner determined by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a member of the investigative and hearing panel on the same proceeding. e. The commission shall hire separate staff for each panel. f. The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms of six years. g. The terms of office of the present members of the judicial qualifications commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the reg ular session of the legislature in 1996 and new members shall be appointed to serve the following stagger ed terms: 1. Group I.The terms of five members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one judge fr om the district courts of appeal and one circuit judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall ex pire on December 31, 1998. 2. Group II.The terms of five members, composed of one elector as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Art icle V, two members of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one circuit judge a nd one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V shall expire on December 31, 2000. 3. Group III.The terms of five members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b., one judge from the distri ct courts of appeal and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 2002. g. h. An appointment to fill a vacancy of the commission shall be for the remainder of the term. h. i. Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circuit judges, and county court judges shall be by no less than a majority of the members voting at the respective courts conferences. Sel ection of members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of th e board. i. j. The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and prosecution, in additi on to any penalty levied by the supreme court. j. k. The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general law. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS; CONSTRUCTION OF ABORTION RIGHTS. Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does n ot apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abo rtion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broade r rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to aborti on, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Prohibition on public funding of abortions; construction of abortion rights. (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This subsection does not apply to: (1) An expenditure required by federal law; (2) A case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering, physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, whi ch would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is perform ed; or (3) A pregnancy that results from rape or incest. (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting t he prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any chu rch, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 3. Religious freedom.There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace, or safety. Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to a ny individual or entity the benefits of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religiou s identity or belief. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD PROPERTY T AX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a militar y veteran who died from servic e -connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt o r partially exempt such surviving spouses homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an em ergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twent y -five thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuat ion greater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of r ight thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, b y the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leaseho ld initially in excess of ninet y -eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to an y residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which th e interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to rente rs, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by gener a l law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the leg a l or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixt y -five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the li mits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and mus t provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for chang es in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall recei ve a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of t he veterans permanent, servic e -connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit t o the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat r elated, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does no t require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subject to conditions and limitations specified therein, the Legislature may provide ad valorem tax relief equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: (1) Surviving spouse of a veteran who died from servic e connected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces. (2) Surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. (3) As used in this subsection and as further defined by general law, the term: a. First responder means a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an eme rgency medical technician, or a paramedic. b. In the line of duty means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by employment as a first responder. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Advalorem tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans who died from servic e -connected causes and first responders who died in the line of duty This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII permitting the legislature to provide ad valorem tax r elief to surviving spouses of veterans who died from servic e -connected causes and first responders who died in the line of duty shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL P R OPERTY TAX EXEMPTION. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: (1)Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owners tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January 1, 2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls (2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and as provided by ge neral law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance. This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitution and this amendment. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions (a) All property owned by a municip a lity and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required b y general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is lo c ated. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes ma y be exempted by general law from taxation. (b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this st ate, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, p roperty to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars. (c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and e c onomic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the elector s of the c o unty or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an exist ing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible person al property related to the expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of suc h exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be gran ted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The autho rity to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the coun ty or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law. (d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be gran ted to a property owner shall be determined by general law. (e) (1) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of tangible personal property is subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty tho usand dollars. (2) A county or municipality may, for the purposes of its respective tax levy, provide additional ta ngible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance, subject to this subsection and as provided in general law. (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as defined by general law. (g) By general law and subject to the conditions specified therein, each person who receives a homestead exemption as provided in section 6 of this article; who was a member of the United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida Nationa l Guard; and who was deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental Unite d States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature shall rece ive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his or her homestead property. Th e applicable percentage shall be calculated as the number of days during the preceding calendar year t he person was deployed on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in suppo rt of military operations designated by the legislature divided by the number of days in that year. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Tangible personal property; ad valorem tax exemption.The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII providing that property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed va lue of such property is greater than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars shal l take effect January 1, 2013, and applies to assessments for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 20 13. NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-INCOME SENIORS WHO MAINTAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENCY ON PROPERTY; EQUAL TO ASSESSED VALUE. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipali ties to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on t he property for not less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household income as defined by general law. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the perma nent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt fr om taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-fi ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation gr eater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninetyeight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is fi rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by gene ral law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provide s for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to an y residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the int erest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to rente rs, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant either or both of the following an additional homestead tax exemptions : (1) An exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars ; or-. (2) An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars an d who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than twenty-five years and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1). The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner presc ribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall recei ve a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of t he veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit t o the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat r elated, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subseq uent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body president s as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to require that the Boar d of Governors organize such council of state university student body presidents. Full Text: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 7. State University System. (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and providing public service for the benefit of Floridas citizens, their communities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the state university system of Florida. (b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. There shall be a single state university system comprised of all public universities. A board of trustees shall administer each public university and a board of gove rnors shall govern the state university system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of trustees. Each board of tr ustees shall consist of six citizen members appointed by the governor and five citizen members appointed by the board of governors. The appointed members shall be confirmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of five years as provided by law. The chair of the faculty senate, or the equivalent, and the presid ent of the student body of the university shall also be members. (d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. The board of governors shall be a body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsibl e for the management of the whole university system. These responsibilities shall include, but not be limi ted to, defining the distinctive mission of each constituent university and its articulation with free publi c schools and community colleges, ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the system, and avoi ding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The boards management shall be subject to the power s of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds, and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The appointed members shall be confirmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner of education, the chair of the advisory council of faculty senates, or the equivalent, and the chair of the council of student body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the studen t body presidents of the state university system president of the Florida student association, or the equivalent, shall also be members of the board.

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L iving with a pet that has a picky palette can be very frustrating. Take it from me, I know firsthand. Rascal, my 15 year old terrier mix is a picky eater. The problem, at least for Rascal, is that since puppyhood, she finds what is going on in the outside world more interesting than what is in her food bowl. Twice a day at each meal time for 15 year now, I must find creative ways to keep her interested in her food. Oh, I have tried everything, from different types of kibble to can dog food, even human food. The crazy things I have to do to keep her interest aimed in her food bowl may change week to week, sometimes day to day. Sometimes if I dance around with her bowl of food, she may get excited and eat. Sometimes not. One day she may like her food, and the next day turn her nose up at the same food. So I have to mix a different flavor of canned food each day in with her kibble. Which flavor will she like today? I am never sure. Now my other dogs eat with no trouble at all, and finish their food in no time at all. Not Rascal She picks one kibble at a time, chews it, and then looks around to see if there is anything interesting happening. So I have to make sure there is nothing around to distract her. Needless to say, Rascals mealtime can last awhile. During this time, my other dogs are kept separate from her. This has been going on for 15 years!!!! My friend Judy has a picky eater too. 4 year old Gidget has a change of taste almost daily. What was delicious to eat that morning, she will turn her nose up to that evening. And so, just as I have different flavors of canned food to flavor the kibble in my house, so does Judy have a wide selection of flavors for Gidget. Could this be karma for me? I seem to remember as a youngster that I was a picky eater too. My Mom and Dad would not let me leave the table until I finished my meal, and sometimes I was at the dinner table for what seemed like hours. Now I can understand their frustration. Picky, picky, picky .Oh what we do for our picky pets. They love us, and we love them, but boy some of them could drive us a bit crazy! But just as my Mom and Dad made sure I was properly fed, so I do that for my picky eater. P AGE A18SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012 To Advertise on This Page Call 352-793-2161 Hi my name is Stealth my ID number is (33812 C) I am a owner surrender searching my next fur ever family. Please come and visit me. Shelter sweethearts Hi my name is Dexter my ID number is (33755) I am a male and I am a stray searching fur ever family, Please come and visit me. Hi my name is Whatsup my ID number is (33623) I am a male and I am up for adoption please come and visit me at Sumter County Animal Services. All these potential pets and more are waiting for new homes at Sumter County Animal Services. Animal Services is open for adoptions Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. with same day adoptions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays before 1:30 p.m. Call 569-1960. If you love animals and have time to volunteer Animal Services is always looking for animal lovers to help feed and walk the animals. They are picky pets Linda Graves Sumter DART Critter chatter 000CPY5 MOTORHOMES FIFTH WHEELS TRAVEL TRAILERS CLASS A, B, C GAS & DIESEL NEW & PRE-OWNED 4505 Monaco Way, Wildwood, FL For more information call 866-888-8941 www.AllianceCoach.com THURS., SEPT. 27 SUN., SEPT. 30 Hours: Thurs. & Fri. 8-5pm Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-5 DOOR PRIZES FACTORY REPS ON HAND TOP $$$ FOR YOUR TRADE DEEPEST DISCOUNTS OF THE YEAR BBQ HOT DOGS ALL WEEKEND! OVER 100 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM REGISTER TO WIN AN IP AD 000CP8N 000CLS1 www.harborlightsrestaurant.com ( 3 5 2 ) 7 9 3 7 0 5 8 (352) 793-7058 (2 Blocks off CR 470) 907 CR 439B LAKE PANASOFFKEE H a r b o r L i g h t s Harbor Lights Your Hosts THE CARSONS Thurs.-Sat. 4pm to 10pm Sunday Noon to 8pm Thursday Buffet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 Seafood & Roast Beef Buffet (Fri. & Sat.) $11.95 Add Crab Legs Fri. & Sat. Sunday Buffett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 R E S T A U R A N T & L O U N G E W A T E R F R O N T D I N I N G RESTAURANT & LOUNGE WATERFRONT DINING The Hayseed Cafe 000CIEY O P E N 7 D A Y S ( 3 5 2 ) 5 6 8 8 0 0 8 5 9 9 N M A R K E T B L V D W E B S T E R OLE TYME ICE CREAM SHOPPE OUTSIDE SEATING NOW AVAILABLE! Best Fried Chicken In The State B u y 1 D o u b l e S c o o p C o n e G e t 1 K i d s C o n e F R E E With this coupon 746925 RESTAURANTS ACTIVITIES EVENTS TRAVEL MOVIES GOING OUT Live 0 0 0 C N D 7 Let us know about your special Fall or Halloween events. Email your event happenings to: news @ sctnews.com 000CP8T

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S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012, P AGE A19 Sumter sports Raiders prepare for homecoming South Sumter High head football coach Inman Sherman was not thrilled with his defense. Oh sure, the Raiders beat Class 4A-District 4 foe Mount Dora High 34-12 Friday at home. However, the Raiders gave up too many points Friday and that does not make for a happy head coach. Defensively, we played lazy, said Sherman. We gave up two big plays that our next opponent (Dunnellon) will see and try to take advantage of. Mount Dora rolled up 205 yards passing but ran for just 45 yards. The Raiders Defensive Player of the Week was a relatively easy choice. J.R. Ceballos had one solo tackle, five assists and zero loafing plays, said Sherman. News flash: Sherman hates laziness. Also on defense, Zay Story had five solos and two assists. Devyn Jessmer had four solos and three assists. Brandon Anderson had three solos and four assists. Brandon Curtis had three solos and five assists. Free safety Kiki Neal had four assists on tackles. The Offensive Player of the Week was an unusual choice. Elijah English made some key blocks and great effort, said the head coach. Quarterback Clay Simmons did most of his damage as a runner. He had 12 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown. Neal, Davarreus Gibson, Anderson Faulk and Tafario McKrachon all ran for a score. South Sumter owned the ground against Mount Dora, gaining 330 yards rushing. The Raiders only had 43 yards passing as Simmons completed four of 11 pass attempts. South Sumter is now 4-0 and 1-0 in Class 4A-District 4. South Sumter High should face some speed for the Homecoming Game 7:30 p.m. Friday night. L ARRYB UGG Times Correspondent BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesTeam effort? When it comes to the South Sumter Raiders, team effort is what theyre pushing literally. The Raiders gained in a push to get South Sumter ball carrier Max McLain some extra yardage before being taken down by Mt. Dora in last Fridays game. Raiders and Hurricanes continued to join the push as the play moved up the field toward the Raiders goal line. The Raiders were looking to gain and the Canes to stop them. South Sumter managed to gain about 10 yards in the rush of action, moving McLain along. Brandon Curtis Devyn Jessmer Elijah English Keanu Neal Xavier Story Brandon Anderson Wildwood tops Crescent City 18-14 There is reason for rejoicing this week at Wildwood High School. Wildwood Highs football team beat Crescent City 18-14 Friday in a district contest. Fortunately, the Wildcats were creative in their play and way of winning. Wildwoods Anthony Wong came up with touchdowns on both offense and defense. Wong picked off an interception and returned it 15 yards for the score. He also ran five yards for the TD. Wildcat kicker Richard Dyal also booted field goals of 37 and 25 yards to nail down to the victory. Wildwood is now 1-3 and hoping the triumph over Crescent City means the season is turning around for the Sumter County team. The Wildcats coach had plenty to be grateful for in that triumph. The offense had a strong game from the offensive line, said Wildwood High head football coach Matt LaBranche. The defense only allowed four first downs. Now the Wildcats hope for a two-game winning streak. This Friday, they face Williston High School there at 7:30 p.m. The Red Devils are coming off a 26-0 loss to Newberry. Theres no reason for Wildwood to get overconfident here. They have a great coach in coach (Jamie) Baker, said LaBranche. I expect them to have athletes and be very physical. Hopefully, Wildwood can prove to be just as athletic and more physical as well as triumphant this Friday in Williston. After all, two victories and three defeats would absolutely be such an improvement and it makes it easier for the Wildcats to forget the first three games of the season. Sometimes, a memory failure is truly a genuinely wonderful thing and something to be treasured forever. Having delightful memories of the 2012 season would be great too. Anthony Wong Shawn Kennedy Terrence Green L ARRYB UGG Times Correspondent The South Sumter Middle School Girls Golf team members for this school year are: (back row, left to right) Sydney Kadur, Jocelyn Mort, Casey Lovett; (front row, left to right) Sarah Sarver, Makira ODonnell, Madison ODonnell. South Sumter Middles Girls Golf Team 000CQZM AUTO LIFE HOME HEALTH NOT JUST FOR FARMERS HELPING YOU IS WHAT WE DO BEST M ARK A. P ETERSON MARK.PETERSON@FFBIC.com Office: 352-793-4545 Fax: 352-793-6410 R ICHARD L. H ELMS Richard.Helms@FFBIC.com Cell: 352-303-9523 7601 SR 471 Bushnell, FL 33513 OFFENSE DEFENSE South Sumter High School Farm Bureau Y E P L A Y E R S O F T H E W E E K PLA YE RS OF THE WEEK Mark Peterson of Farm Bureau Insurance presents this weeks Defensive Player of the Week Game Ball to LB Efrain Junior Ceballos. Junior recorded 1 solo tackle, 5 assists, 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack vs. Mount Dora High School. Additionally Junior also had ZERO Loafs Friday night, something the SSHS coaches are really emphasizing. Richard Helms of Farm Bureau Insurance presents this weeks Offensive Player of the Week Game Ball to TE Elijah English. Elijah moved over to offense this year to play the TE position and is improving each week. His blocking was critical to the Raider offensive success Friday night vs. Mount Dora High School, providing the lead block to three Raider touchdowns. The coaching staff also credited him with ZERO Loafs during the game, which is a great measurement of his hustle.

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It may be just the perfect item to fill somebody elses need. TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Auctions DUDLEYS AUCTION TWO AUCTIONS Thursday 9/27 Estate Adventure Auctions 4000 S Florida Ave Inverness 3pm walk about 6pm insidecome any time Several Great Estates w/Designer name brand Furniture, Optelec viewer, Appliances, New items inc collectibles & Signed memorabilia, Tons Storage containers & shelves, Craftsman Tools & box, Satur day 9/29 Antique & Estate Auction 811 SE hwy 19 Crystal River Preview Friday 11am Auction Sat 10am Antiques to contemporary, From Belleek to Appliances, Waterford to Cutco, Tiffany style lamps to linens, Chandeliers to sofas, Lladro to carpets, Oriental Satsuma to Dresden. Harden Dr & BR 60spatio. www.dudleysauction .com 10%bp cash/chk (352)637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 Livestock WANTED: CASH PAID FOR CATTLE CALL 352-568-7700 000CQ0L Mobile Homes For Rent Bring your fishing pole! INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 bedrooms start @$325 inc. H20 2 bedrooms start @$450 inc H20 Pets considered and section 8 accepted. call 352-476-4964 for details! Apartments Unfurnished WILDWOOD 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments for Rent, $155-$200 per week Included utilities 352-330-4433 Pictured are members of the Granville Beville 2234, Bushnell chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Granville Beville 2234 members discuss upcoming year On Saturday, September 08, 2012 the Granville Beville 2234, Bushnell Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met at the home of Jewell Stansell in Groveland. The Hostesses were Jewell Stansell and Carol Tomlinson. In the meeting it was discussed about the up and coming year. The Military Service Awards Ceremony was finalized for September 15, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Wildwood. Six Veterans will be honored at this time. To be eligible for this honor they have a Confederate Ancestor. Florida Division Convention is to be held in Tampa this year, from October 4-6 at the Sheraton Hotel Tampa East. There will be 5 members attending. A collection was taken up for the Volunteer Administration Veterans Services in Orlando to support gift cards that are given out to Veterans in need. Member Belle Phillips received two supplemental certificates, one on Antine G. Rutherford who served in Company H, 7th Regiment, Florida Infantry, C.S.A and the other on John Railford Alvarez who served in Company B, 2nd Regiment, Florida Cavalry, C.S.A. Rose Hellwig was given her membership certificate on James Deboard who served in Company B, 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A. We were visited by Jo Crafton, who has completed her application for membership and Barbara Eason who is a prospective member. The next meeting will be held at the home of Joyce White in Bushnell October 13, 2012. For more information call Carol Tomlinson, 352.516.5720 or Joyce White, 352.793.8119. Pictured are Belle Phillips and Tammy Moore, registrar. Pictured are Carol Tomlinson, President, Rose Hellwig, Mary Harrison, ex-registrar.

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P AGE A22SUMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY S EPTEMBER 27, 2012 608-0927 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast will be facilitating the Bi-Monthly Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. September 27, 2012. 664-0927 SCT 10/2/2012 meeting Sumter County School BoardPUBLIC NOTICE The Sumter County School Board will meet on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. for closed student expulsion hearings and at 5:30 p.m. for the Regular Sumter County School Board Public Meeting at 2680 West County Road 476, Bushnell, FL 33513. September 27, 2012. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices 606-0927 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF BUSHNELL The City of Bushnell Board of Adjustment & Code Enforcement will meet at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 for a regular public meeting in the Bushnell Council Chambers located at 117 Joe P. Strickland Jr. Avenue. The meeting will be to consider code enforcement action regarding property located at 202 West Noble Avenue owned by 202 West Noble Avenue, LLC. There will be discussion on revisions to the Land Development Regulations. Any interested persons are invited to attend. September 27, 2012. 663-0927 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD The Sumter County School Board, in compliance with the Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act, F.S. 287.055, requests statements of qualifications for: Professional Services to Provide Construction Management at Risk services for the construction phase of SOUTH SUMTER HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING 14 ADDITION TO PE FACILITIES, 706 North Main St., Bushnell, FL. Applicants must be a licensed Building/General Contractor in the State of Florida and if a corporation, must be registered by the Department of State, Division of Corporations at the time of application. Interested firms must submit the information required by the Request for Qualifications application packet, which may be obtained from the Facilities Department at 301 W. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, Florida 33513, Phone (352) 793-1281, Fax (352) 793-9298 Firms desiring to provide the above described Professional Services shall submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of the Request for Qualifications application packet containing all related and requested information by 2:00 PM, Friday, October 5, 2012. Questions regarding this project are to be directed to Jim Allen, Facilities, Director of Facilities & Planning, Facilities Department, 301 W. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, Florida 33513, Phone (352)793-1281, Fax (352) 793-9298. The School Board of Sumter County, Florida reserves the right to waive any or all informalities in the selection process and to reject any or all Professional Qualification Statements. September 20 & 27, 2012. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 600-1004 SCT vs. Barnes, James D. & Shanda & Julia M. McCormick case No: 2011-CA-000609 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.2011-CA-000609 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES D. BARNES, SHANDA BARNES, AND JULIA M. MCCORMIC, NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, I will sell the Property situated in Sumter County, Florida, described as follows: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE, PERPETUAL EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTH 35 FEET OF THE SE 1/4 OF SW 1/4 AND THE NORTH 35 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SE 1/4 AND THE WEST 35 FEET OF THE SE 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 215 East McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513, at 10:00 A.M., on October18, 2012. A 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. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk September 27 & October 4, 2012. 601-1004 SCT Vs.Webb, Kevin E. Case No: 60-2011-CA-000419 Notice of Rescheduled Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDACIVILACTION CASE NO.60-2011-CA-000419 DIVISION PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN E. WEBB et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 5, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 60-2011-CA-000419 of the Circuit Court of the FIFTH Judicial Circuit in and for SUMTER County, Florida wherein PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and KEVIN E. WEBB; CATHYL. WEBB; TENANT#1 N/K/AJANAYAHAUGABROOK are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at at 215 EASTMCCOLLUM AVE. SUITE 327 BUSHNELL, FL33513 at 10:00AM, on the 18th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 13 AND THE EASTERLY5 FEET OF LOT 12, WOODLANE MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 71 AND 71 A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A1504 MEADOW STREET, WILDWOOD, FL34785 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MYHAND and the seal of this Court on September 11, 2012. Gloria R. Hayward, Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk F11005137 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities reuqesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact, Cheryl Creel (352) 568-6628 or (TDD) 800-955-8771. September 27 & October 4, 2012. 604-1004 THSCT vs. Cross, Kimberly Jean & Unknown Spouse & Michael J. Bouffard & Unknown Spouse Case No: 60-2011-CA-001069 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE FIFTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.:60-2011-CA-001069 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. KIMBERLYJEAN CROSS; MICHAELJ. BOUFFARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KIMBERLYJEAN CROSS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAELJ. BOUFFARD; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALLUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 22, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in SUMTER County, Florida, described as: LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 4, BUSHNELLPARK, PLAT NO. 28, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORD OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1343 S.W. 68TH AVENUE, BUSHNELL, FL33513-4716 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on October 18 2012, at eleven o`clock a.m. EST, at the West Door of the Sumter County Courthouse located at 209 North Florida Street, Bushnell, FL33513, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 at Bushnell, Florida, this 10th day of September, 2012. Gloria R. Hayward, Clerk of the Circuit Court (Seal)By:/s/Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE APERSON WITH ADISABILITYWHO NEEDS ANYACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT 209 NORTH FLORIDA STREET, BUSHNELL, FL33513; (352) 793-0215; IF HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); OR 1-800-955-8770 (V); VIAFLORIDARELAYSERVICE. September 27 & October 4, 2012. 656-0927 SCT Vs. Taylor, Dorothy S. File No: 2012-CP-000289 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.2012-CP-000289 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY S. TAYLOR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY S. TAYLOR, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-000289, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate 660-0927 SCT vs. Bruce D. Hartog Case No: 60-2012-CA-000556 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 60-2012-CA-000556 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. BRUCE D. HARTOG, JENNIFER C. SCALES, JAMIE A. STREETER, JILLIAN B. HARTOG, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:JENNIFER C. SCALES BELIEVED TO BE AVOIDING SERVICE OF PROCESS AT THE ADDRESS OF: 2258 REMINGTON CT NE MARIETTA, GA 30066 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER C. SCALES BELIEVED TO BE AVOIDING SERVICE OF PROCESS AT THE ADDRESS OF: 2258 REMINGTON CT NE MARIETTA, GA 30066 JILLIAN B. HARTOG CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 4561 COUNTY ROAD 504 WILDWOOD, FL 34785 You are notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Sumter County, Florida: THE NORTH 260 FEET OF THE SOUTH 375 FEET OF LOT 19, BLOCK I WILDWOOD RANCH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 29A AND 29B, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 4561 COUNTY ROAD 504, WILDWOOD FL 34785 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Edward B. Pritchard of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900, on or before October 12, 2012, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: August 30, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable Gloria R. Hayward 215 E. McCollum Avenue Bushnell, Florida 33513 (Seal) By: /s/ Kallym Wells, Deputy Clerk 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 Cheryl Creel, 225 E. McCollum Avenue, Sumter County Judicial Center, Bushnell, Florida 33513, phone (352) 568-6628 within 7 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. September 20 and 27, 2012. 661-0927 SCT vs. Leonard Church Case No.: 2012-CA-000377 Notice of ActionPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. : 2012-CA-000377 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK Plaintiff, vs. LEONARD CHURCH A/K/A LEONARD L. CHURCH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEONARD CHURCH A/K/A LEONARD L. CHURCH; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LEONARD CHURCH A/K/A LEONARD L. CHURCH 2618 Dreux Court NW Kennesaw, GA 30152 Or 2566 Hialeah Avenue The Villages, FL 32162 Or 2470 Ambler Cir. The Villages, FL 32162-4369 UNKNOWN SPOUSE LEONARD CHURCH A/K/A LEONARD L. CHURCH 2618 Dreux Court NW Kennesaw, GA 30152 Or 2566 Hialeah Avenue The Villages, FL 32162 Or 2470 Ambler Cir. The Villages, FL 32162-4369 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above-named Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 80, VILLAGE OF SUMTER HIALEAH VILLAS REPLAT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 36 AND 36A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Heather M. Meglino, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 9th day of September, 2012. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at 209 North Florida Street, Bushnell, Florida 33513, telephone (352) 793-0215, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (Seal) By: /s/ Kallym Wells, Deputy Clerk September 20 and 27, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Division, the address of which is 215 East McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513. The name and address of the personal representative and his 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 objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is: September 13, 2012. /s/DAVID C. SASSER, ESQ. /s/ LANCE J. TAYLOR JOHNSTON & SASSER, P.A. 21072 Daoline Road P. O. Box 997Brooksville, FL 34601 Brooksville, FL 34605-0997 FLORIDA BAR NO. 297720 Telephone: (352) 796-5123 September 20 & 27, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 602-1004 SCT Tuller Mary Susan File No. 2012CP000218 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012CP000218 Division Probate IN RE: MARY SUSAN TULLER Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA TION The administration of the estate of Mary Susan Tuller, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, Florida, 33513, file number 2012CP000218. The estate is testate and the date of the decedents will and any codicils are Last Will and Testament dated November 22, 2004. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege in Section 90.5021 applies with respect to the personal representative and any attorney employed by the personal representative. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served who challenges the validity of the will or codicils, qualification of the personal representative, venue, or the jurisdiction of the court is required to file any objection with the court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on that person, or those objections are forever barred. A petition for determination of exempt property is required to be filed by or on behalf of any person entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on such person or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property, or the right of such person to exempt property is deemed waived. An election to take an elective share must be filed by or on behalf of the surviving spouse entitled to an elective share under Sections 732.201 -732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedents death. The time for filing an election to take an elective share may be extended as provided in the Florida Probate Rules. Attorney for Personal Representative:Personal Representative: James E. Wade, IIIT ammy Sue Wells Attorney for Tammy Sue WellsP.O. Box 937 Florida Bar Number: 0374083Bushnell, Florida 33513 WADELAW, P.A. 116 Bushnell Plaza Bushnell, Fl 33513 Telephone: (352) 568 2500 Fax: (352) 568 2501 E-Mail: jameswade@wadelaw.us September 27 & October 4, 2012. 603-1004 SCT Turner, Bernice G. File No: 2012CP000311 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012CP000311 IN RE: Estate of BERNICE G. TURNER, 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 BERNICE G. TURNER, deceased, Case Number 2012CP000311, 605-1004 THSCT Florence E. Green Case No.: 2012-CP-000340 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA FILE NO.: 2012-CP-000340 IN RE: ESTATE OF FLORENCE E. GREEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FLORENCE E. GREEN, deceased, File Number 2012 CP 000340 is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum Ave., (P.O. Box 2587), 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. Attorney for Personal Representative:Personal Representative: Randall N. Thornton Randall N. Thornton FL Bar No. 176505P.O. Box 58 P.O. Box 58 Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538 Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538 (352) 793-4040 September 27 and October 4, 2012. 609-1004 THSCT Wilbert Carl Jenkins Case No.: 2011-CP-000135 Notice of Administration PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CP-000135 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILBERT CARL JENKINS Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION (intestate) The administration of the estate of Wilbert Carl Jenkins, deceased, Case Number 2011 CP 000135, Is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum, Bushnell, FL 33513. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Attorney for Personal Representative:Personal Representative: By: /s/ Ruby Seymour-BarrMarchahal A. Jenkins Florida Bar No.: 3968344101 SW 27th Street 5042 Pembroke RoadWest Park, FL 33023 West Park, FL 33021 Telephone: 954-399-8584 September 27 and October 4, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration by the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 209 North Florida Street, Bushnell, Florida, 33513, that the decedents date of death was May 11, 2011 that the total value of the estate is $72,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NAME ADDRESS Darius TurnerPost Office Box 242 Coleman, FL 33512 Keiona Turner Post Office Box 242 Coleman, FL 33512 All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate other than those from 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 September 27, 2012. Attorney for Person Giving Notice:Person Giving Notice: /s/Christopher J. Smith/s/Jewel Coleman WILLIAMS, SMITH & SUMMERS, P.A.Post Office Box 242 380 West Alfred Street Coleman, FL 33512 Tavares, Florida 32778 (352) 343-6655 Florida Bar No. 0266248 September 27 & October 4, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 610-1004SCT 10-12 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Baker Bros. Self Storage hereby gives notice that the entire contents of the following unit will Self Storage Notices be Disposed of on October 12, 2012 Kendra Tillman Unit B-21 This notice is given pursuant to section 83.806 Fl Statues to satisfy the self Self Storage Notices service facility owners lien on contents thereof. Published two (2) times in the Sumter County Times September 27 & October 4, 2012. Self Storage Notices Rent: Houses Unfurnished Real Estate For Sale BUYER REBATE*50% of COMM.* New/Resale-All FL 30+ yrs. exp. Call For Details Ron & Karna Neitz Brokers/Owners CITRUS REAL TY GROUP 352-795-0060 PUBLISHERS NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Auctions Estates Absolute Auction754.71+/-Acres, Residential & Commercial PUD Development Land, Approved for 3,014 Units plus Commercial, Greensboro, NC. Oct. 18, 2012 at 2pm at Koury Convention Center in Biltmore Room, Greensboro, NC. Iron Horse Auction Co., Inc. (800)997-2248. NCAL3936. www .ironhorse auction.com Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 Auto Parts/ Accessories 4 TIRES P25570R16 $60. (352) 793-4970 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLE In Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. 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Get ready to see more troopers on the highways. Fifty-six recruits from the 122nd Basic Recruit Class graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol Academy last week at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Family and friends gathered to celebrate the momentous accomplishment that marks the conclusion of a rigorous 28-week training program that prepares recruits for a career as a Florida State Trooper and instills the Patrols core values of courtesy, service Thursday, September 27, 2012Volume 126 Number 39Established in 1881 50 Cents E-mail us: news@sctnews.comFor more news, videos, photos Visit us: sumtercountytimes.comTIMES QUICK CLICKSUMTER COUNTY NEXT WEEK NEXT WEEK See TROOPERS, Page 2 Bushnell Elementary School recently became the setting for the All Pro Dads breakfast. Picture with plenty of other participants are Issac Craig (left front) with his grandfather, Lyle Burton(left back), and Andrew Collins(right front) with his uncle, Jeff Ray (right back). Recently, Bushnell Elementary School sponsored an All Pro Dads breakfast. About 225 students and parents participated in the breakfast. BES plans on having an All Pro Dads breakfast once a month as long as the funds are there to provide the food. The turnout was great and very positive. Many of the parents shared that they were excited about the program and plan on attending future breakfasts. Thanks was given to the Villages ChickFil-A for sponsoring the event by providBOBREICHMAN Editor Fifty-six recruits from the 122nd Basic Recruit Class graduated from the Florida Highway Patrol Academy last week at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. City voters who are used to waiting until December before heading out to the voting polls to cast their ballots in city elections would be a bit late for the upcoming election. Voting processes have changed for three Sumter cities. When the General Election comes around on Tuesday, Nov. 6, city voters will also be heading to the polls to cast their ballots for candidates in Wildwood, Center Hill and Bushnell city elections. Instead of voting at the cities respective city halls, voters will instead go to their regular voting precinct and their city election ballot will be included on their General Election ballot, according to Sumter Supervisor of Elections Karen Krauss. No voting changes have been made for either Webster or Coleman elections. Those city elections will continue as they have in past years, in December. There are some definite advantages to voters in Wildwood, Center Hill and Bushnell, Krauss said. For one thing, city residents will now have the opportunity of taking advantage of early voting because the city ballot is on the General Election ballot, she said. Early voting for the General Election runs from Oct. 27 through Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters can also find out how their city candidates did by watching the election results as they come in that evening at the Supervisor of Elections Office, Krauss said. Consolidating the city election ballot onto the General Election ballot comes after almost a year of discussions between Krauss and city representatives. I talked to a lot of counties over time and several counties do have city elections on with the general election, Krauss said. It allows cities to take advantage of the expertise that the Supervisor of Elections Office can provide without costing the cities any additional money. Theres a big savings to everyone involved, Krauss said. We do it all for them (the cities). We City election dates change Supervisor of Elections Karen Krauass displays ballot that includes city elections. BOBREICHMAN Editor See ELECT Page 2 Troopers galore HONORING BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH A taste of this and that BREAKFAST WITHDAD DAD Picture is Jenna Temple and her father, John Temple, Bushnell Elementary School principal, at the All Pro Dads breakfast. See DAD Page 2 Its a little bit of this and a little bit of that. And it all adds up to an evening of tasty samplings offered by a variety of local restaurants. A Taste of Simply Sumter happens Thursday. Sept. 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Continental Country Club, 50 Continental Blvd. in Wildwood. The event was so successful last year, that the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce brought it back again filled with an evening of food, music and shopping that celebrates the businesses which give Sumter County its singular character. Among the businesses on display will be:Caribongo in the Villages, Chef Curtis Creations, City Fire in The Villages, Cafe Continental at the Continental Country Club, Cotillion Southern Cafe in Wildwood, CW Western Wear in Bushnell, Donnas Dream Cakes in Oxford, Golden Corral in The Villages, Hollywood Cafe in Wildwood, In Full Bloom Florist in Lady Lake, The Mojo Grill & Catering in Belleview, OShucks Oyster Bar & Grill in Wildwood, Pollys Pantry Royal Tea Room and Restaurant in Wildwood, Promise Ranch Natural Beef in Okahumpka, Russell Stovers Candy in Wildwood, Sonnys Real Pit Bar-B-Q See TASTE, Page 2

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PAGEA2SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012 furnish the supplies, the building, the canvassing board and we certify the election. For city voters, heres the races that will be decided in November: In Wildwood, for the Seat 3 on City Council, Robby Strickland is being challenged by Jay Turner. It is the only race in the city. In Center Hill, for mayor, Gene Bowles is being challenge by Don Buckner Jr. It is the only race in the city. In Bushnell, for Seat 2 on the City Council, Billy K. Williams is being challenged by Bill Durham. For Seat 4, Dale M. Swain is being challenged by Clay Guess. ELECT continued from Page 1 in Bushnell, Traditions Antique Mall and Traditions Cafe in Wildwood, Two Sisters Cafe/Bella Pasta in Wildwood, UF/IFAS Extension Office in Webster During the event, distinctive local restaurants serve samples of their signature dishes. Enjoy entertainment and browse displays from boutiques and specialty shops. Guests can also win valuable auction prizes donated by local merchants. Tickets are $25 at the door. Proceeds will benefit scholarships for seniors at South Sumter High School, Wildwood High School, and The Villages Charter High School. SECO Energy is the presenting sponsor of A Taste of Simply Sumter. CenterState Bank and Nash Inc. are supporting sponsors. Lake Sumter Community College is associate sponsor. TASTEcontinued from Page 1 and protection. During their time at the academy, recruits volunteered in the evenings and weekends at events to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House. They assisted with a fundraiser for Pyramid, Inc., an organization that provides workforce, lifestyle programs for developmentally disabled adults, and with whom the academy has developed a special relationship. The recruits also participated in three blood drives for the Southeastern Community Blood Center, all while learning how to be the kind of public servant Florida needs and deserves. We are proud that these men and women have selected law enforcement as their career, and especially since they have chosen the Florida Highway Patrol, said Col. David Brierton, director of the Florida Highway Patrol. The expectations for quality and professional law enforcement services by both the residents and visitors of Florida require our troopers to be the best. During the commencement ceremony, FHP honored Recruit Robert Roxbury with the Executive Directors award for achieving the highest grade point average at the academy. The Patrol presented the Directors award to Recruit James White for demonstrating extraordinary courtesy and dedication during the training. For more information about the 122nd Basic Recruit Class or FHPs continuing efforts to recruit troopers, visit www.BeATrooper.com. TROOPERScontinued from Page 1 ing half of the food for breakfast. Private donors paid for the rest of the cost. 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Tuesday, Sept. 18Debra Jean Harmon, 42, The Villages, arrested for violation of probation. No bond. Matthew David Cossin, 24, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for aggravated assault and domestic battery. Bond at $12,000. Travis Eastman Rosa, 27, The Villages, arrested for violation of probation. No bond. Kristi Leann Conley, 25, Webster, arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Bond at $500. Iman Tenekious Ford, 29, Bushnell, arrested for withholding support. Bond at $670. Joseph Daniel Pfahler, 33, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for violation of probation and property damage. Bond at $1,500. Wednesday, Sept. 19Willard Patrick Schulte, 78, The Villages, was arrested for driving under the influence. Bond at $500. John L. Mitchell, 41, Bushnell, arrested on two warrants. Bond at $270. Walter Jerome Baker Jr., 22, Webster, arrested for loitering. Bond at $500. Donna Marie Phillips, 28, Bushnell, arrested for domestic battery and trespassing. Bond at $500. Randon Shavaar Johnson, 21, Coleman, arrested for vehicle theft, resisting an officer, fraud, possession of marijuana, possession of narcotic equipment and failure to appear. Bond at $11,513. Robert Haggans, 45, Wildwood, arrested for failure to appear. No bond. Shamra Surupaul, 42, Center Hill, arrested for domestic battery. No bond.Thursday, Sept. 20Denise Danielle Allen, 52, The Villages, arrested on a Lake County warrant. Kevin Quitin Adams, 23, Center Hill, arrested on two Polk County warrants and failure to appear. Bond at $13,013.Friday, Sept. 21Williard Jackson Bryant, 56, Webster, arrested for sale of hydrocodone and clonazepam. No bond. Danny Joseph Suggs, 58, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for larceny. Bond at $250.Saturday, Sept. 22Uniqua Pearlina Mae Evans, 18, Wildwood, arrested for possession of marijuana and a controlled substance and narcotic equipment. Bond at $1,500. Kenneth C. Robinson, 68, The Villages, arrested for battery. Bond at $500. Patricia Louise Creach, 43, Bushnell, arrested for domestic battery. Bond at $50. Christopher Steven Lehew, 30, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond at $2,000. Darriel Raushaud Melton, 19, Webster, was arrested for burglary, larceny and resisting an officer. Bond at $9,000.Sunday, Sept. 23Clarence Patterson Jr., 33, Wildwood, arrested for two counts domestic battery, aggravated assault, improper exhibit of firearm and possession of weapon by convicted felon. No bond. Jennifer Michelle Langford, arrested on three counts of larceny. Bond at $750. Monday, Sept. 23Robert Al Morgan, 45, Wildwood, arrested for aggravated assault. Bond at $7,000. Sherry Huckleberry Dees, 47, Lake Panasoffkee, arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond at $2,000. Amanda Ann Chiodo, 33, Wildwood, arrested for burglary and larceny. No bond. Kamron Jason Woods, 27, Wildwood, arrested for burglary and larceny. Bond set at $10,000. SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012, PAGEA3 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. Police report 000CN6Z 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 000CHTH 000CR1O SUMTER MEDICAL CENTER 411 N. West St., Bushnell 352-444-2902 The New Generation of Medical Care Competent and Caring Physicians (Speak Clear English) State-of-the-Art Facility Now Taking Appointments CALL 352-444-2902 OR 1-855-PMA-TODAY Specialist Care Coordinated Electronic Medical Records Onsite Testing Insurances accepted are: Medicare, Freedom, Optimum, Preferred Care Partners, Blue Cross, United Health Care, most other commercial plans and most other Medicare replacement plans. Medicaid is applied for. Urgent Care open 365 days for your convenience OPEN HOUSE Friday, Oct. 5 from 12 til 2 Stop by & meet the doctors (Free Refreshments) *Office Opens October 8 Are you unhappy with your current doctor? Has your doctor recently left the area? Does your doctor no longer accept your insurance? WE ARE HERE FOR YOU! IMMEDIATE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE! DR. JAMES MILLER Board Certified Family Practice DR. GERALD EKLIND Board Certified Family Practice

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PAGEA4SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012 There he goes again!In the first so called stimulus the former community activist, Jr. Senator and current occupier of the Whitehouse, bypassed the American workers and gave those stimulus dollars to big business; Banks, Insurance companies & the auto industry with no effect on jobs or the economy! Now the former community activist, Jr. Senator and current occupier of the Whitehouse is going to print more money to do what, buy bonds! Again bypassing the American worker! If the former community activist, Jr. Senator and current occupier of the Whitehouse would have done the tried and proven method of putting that money in the hands of the consumer..our economy and the jobs would have turned around the next day! So much for; doing all I could have done You have to ask yourself who truly is for the working man and families and who is for big business? Phil Longo BushnellHelping kidsThe Florida Department of Corrections and the Corrections Foundation again are proud to partner to provide computers to non-profit schools, church-based and community-based organizations that serve childrens needs through the Computers for Floridas Kids program. Computers can be donated through the Corrections Foundation to Cross City Correctional Institution or through the Departments Tallahassee Central Office. To coordinate donations outside that area, contact the Corrections Foundation. Donations are eligible for a tax deduction. Carefully-selected and specially-trained inmates at Cross City Correctional Institution refurbish these computers and load Windows operating systems onto the refurbished computers. The refurbished computers are then ready to be awarded to organizations serving childrens needs. This program is important not just because it gives computers to kids who need them for school or to learn technological skills, said Deputy Secretary Mike Crews. It gives inmates the opportunity to learn re-entry and job skills that will help them make positive choices and become productive members of their community. One partner in this initiative, Creative Recycling Systems, recently donated 50 monitors, 100 keyboards, mice and power cords and strongly believes in the Computers for Floridas Kids program. Giving back to our community is the foundation Creative Recycling Systems was built on, says Jon Yob, CEO at Creative Recycling Systems. Working together, with other selfless community members, giving back to those less fortunate is one of our strongest pillars. Computers that will be accepted for donation must meet certain standards Pentium 4 processor or equivalent with a minimum 512 MB of memory and a CD/DVD drive or Macs Performa, Centris, Power Mac, or G3 and up. Peripherals in working condition will also be accepted: color monitors, keyboards, mice, power and monitor cables, and CD/DVD drives, network cards, Pentium motherboards, RAM SIMMS, 120+ GB hard drives. Full details on the Computers for Floridas Kids program, how to donate used computer equipment, can be found on the Corrections Foundation website. The Computers for Floridas Kids Program has had great success over the years, refurbishing over 7,000 computers that were then given back to the community. If you know of a school or organization who would like to request a computer, visit the Florida Corrections Foundation website. For more information about the Computers for Floridas Kids program, contact the Corrections Foundation at (850) 717-3714. Florida Department of CorrectionsTime to tee off for kidsFor all of us who deeply care about the children and families in our communities, the prevention of abuse and neglect, strengthening our communities, and children placed out of their homeslife has never been more demanding. The prestigious Black Diamond Quarry Course will host the fourth annual Tee Off For Kids Golf Tournament on Columbus Day, October 8,. Located in Citrus County, Black Diamond has been named one of Americas 100 Greatest Courses by Golf Digest, one of the Top 100 Courses in the U.S. by GOLF Magazine, and is listed as Golfweeks 15th Best Residential Course in the United States. Proceeds from the tournament will support at-risk families. These dollars are used to meet specific, short-term needs of carefully screened families, relieving situations that could otherwise lead to abuse and neglect. By stopping tragedy before it starts, this funding keeps kids out of the State welfare system and where they belongsafe at home with their families. Participating golf foursomes will enjoy a continental breakfast and lunch, a gift bag with a Black Diamond golf shirt, a chance to win $5,000 in the putting contest, and the closing ceremony with heavy hors doeuvres. A new feature to the tournament this year is an Acura TSX for the hole-in-one prize, provided by Jenkins Acura in Ocala. We also have a celebrity guest, Ron Zook of CBS Sports (former head football coach at the University of Florida and University of Illinois). Coach Zook will be available to meet players and take photos. Help us build better lives and stronger communities by joining us in October for a day of food, fun and incredible golf at this unique event. Sponsorships are available for the Putting Contest, Beverage Stations, Flags, Tees/Holes and others. In addition to raising much-needed funds, Kids Central will draw attention to the issues families in our communities are facing. Your involvement in this is crucial in building the support our children need. For more information or to register please contact Danielle Damato Doty, Director of Community Development/PIO at 352.274.2245 or visit the Kids Central website at www.KidsCentralinc.org. Kids Central is the nonprofit lead agency selected by the State of Florida to coordinate child protection services in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter counties. Kids Central Will you help them? Become a Guardian ad Litem Hundreds of children are removed from their homes every year in Marion, Hernando, Lake, Sumter and Citrus counties, due to alleged abuse, neglect or abandonment. They are now part of the dependency court proceedings and they need someone who will speak up for them. And, thats where a court appointed Guardian ad Litem (GAL) can advocate for them. The GAL volunteer, 21 years of age or older, once trained, certified and having completed a clean criminal background check, works as part of a team with a volunteer supervisor and program attorney. The GAL can then represent the childs best interests to help ensure a safe, caring, stable and permanent environment for that child. It is a sobering fact that there are currently nearly 1,800 children in the 5th Judicial District who are found dependent in our juvenile court system and we are short more than 400 GALs! That means more than 320 children are without a GAL advocate speaking up for them. So, dont wait to help them out! We have an excellent Pre-service Training Program for you, at a convenient location inInverness starting Nov. 1. Get involved become a GAL Call Lynn Sennett at 274-5231 Theyre waiting for your call! 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 INVITEDGuest editorial Sumter County TimesOpinionLetters to the editor Kountry reformsSumter County 4-H is excited to announce the reformation of the Kountry Kids Dairy Club. If you are a 4-Her interested in the 4-H Dairy Programshowing dairy animals, 4-H Dairy Judging, 4H Dairy Quiz Bowl, Essay and Poster Contests, Conferences and Dairy Retreatsthis club is for you! You do not have to exhibit dairy animals to be a member. Election of officers will take place at the October meeting. Sumter County 4-HLetter to the editor Nonprofit Cornerstone Hospice will be conducting a twoday volunteer training towards the required certification to become a Hospice Volunteer for anyone in Sumter County who may be able to assist in community and special events, veteran recognition projects, visiting patients, sewing projects, reading a book or magazine to a patient, simply keeping a patient company, greeting visitors, helping at the office and much more. Volunteers find satisfaction and a sense of accomplishment in helping others and making an important difference in the lives of patients and families. Veterans of the U.S. armed forces with a little time on their hands are especially encouraged to contact us. Volunteers become a friend and companion to patients and their families offering a source of strength, encouragement and support simply by visiting from time to time, or allowing the main caregiver to tend to other obligations. Hospice has a patient or service that may be performed by any interested person who may be able to contribute from a couple of hours per week or a few days per month. The next Sumter County Volunteer Training will be held in Sumterville on Wed., Oct. 17 and Wed., Oct. 24 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day. This is a 16-hour certification and interested participants should plan to attend both training days. Training location will be at the Lane Purcell Hospice House Annex (building on left facing Hospice House) 2452 CR 526E Sumterville. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please preregister by calling volunteer specialists Kim Carter (352)4556081 or (352)569-5305 or volunteer manager Lisa Gray (352)742-6806 or call toll-free (888)728-6234. Hospice seeks volunteers PET OF WEEK Hi I am Chevelle, a 5 yearold longhair daschund mix. I get along well with others and am a smart girl looking for my new home. I have been spayed, micro-chipped, and am current on my vaccines. Call the office Mon thru Fri 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make an appointment to meet me or my friends, even cats. Email for info@hsspca.org

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SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012, PAGEA5 Most Wanted Syed Alam, 25 2370 S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville Charges: Use of Internet to lure a child; traveling to meet minor for illegal sexual conduct. Debra North, 22 5310 N.E. 136th Place, Oxford Charges: Grand theft-stolen property $300 or more. 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 Phillip Villasana, 21 2520 C.R. 615, Bushnell Charges: Possession of cannabis; sale of cannabis. Ulyseese Worthen, 20 510 Gray St., Wildwood Charges: Sale of cannabis w/n 1,000 feet of place of worship; possession of cannabis w/intent to sell/deliver within 1,000 feet of placde of worship. Arkeem Dalton, 21 206 Lemon Street, Wildwood Charges: Sexual battery. Abel Perez, 28 16135 S. U.S. 301, Summerfield Charges: Two counts organized fraud/less than $20,000. Marvin Elder, 51 8763 C.R. 21, Wildwood Charges: Sale of cannabis within 1,000 feet of place of worship; possession of cannabis with intent to sell/deliver within 1,000 feet of place of worship. Lance Nelson, 26 400 Ed Lynum St., Wildwood Charges: Sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of place of worship; possession of cocaine with intent to sell/deliver within 1,000 feet of place of worship. Shantel James, 31 2983 C.R. 238, Apt. A, Wildwood Charges: Felony flee/elude law enforcement. Freddie Bailey, 34 1203 High st., wildwood Charges: Burglary of a conveyance with battery. 100 leads, no suspect in sexual abduction case Nearly two weeks after a Sumter teen was reportedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted, authorities continue their search for the suspect. The 14-year-old girl was reportedly kidnapped at knifepoint after she got off her school bus in the Moreland Park area, blindfolded, then driven a short distance before being taken into some type of structure. Because the victim was unable to tell authorities if the structure was a mobile home, shed or motor home, only that it was a small, boxed-in area. theyve checked every outbuilding they could find in the area. One of those outbuildings was searched as late as this Tuesday after they managed to make contact with the owner, according to Sumter sheriffs Lt. Bobby Caruthers. The abduction reportedly occurred sometime after 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, and since that time, authorities have followed up on leads that have taken them across the state. Weve received over 100 tips that we have followed up on. Our detectives have gone as far north as Alachua County and as far east as Volusia County, Caruthers said. He pointed out that while theyve been searching the area all week even second shift staff have been coming in to helpm investigators made a concentrated effort to be at the bus stop, the Pepper Tree Apartments, the local convenience store and a nearby strip mall at the same time the following week (Wednesday, Sept. 19th). The idea was to interview people who might have been in the same location a week earlier and seen something. Theyve also been working with a Florida Department of Law Enforcement criminal analyst and going through sexual offender files. Caruthers said theyve checked any offender who drives a Windstar mini-van and even contacted mini-van owners who live in the vicinity of offenders to see if any of the vehicles might have been loaned out. Theyre checking a radius of several miles and three counties in the local search Lake, Sumter and Marion. The lead detective was out trying to follow some things up today, Caruthers said. Going back to that Wednesday, the teen was last seen getting off the school bus about 4:15 p.m. near the intersection of county roads 230 and 205 B. Her book bag was discovered on the road by her residence. Authorities searched for hours and were finally able to locate her about 9 p.m. that same night, through her cell phone thats when she began texting family members, Caruthers said. She texted that she was seeing lights nearby from the wooded area she was in and was informed the lights were from law enforcement vehicles. She came out of the woods shaken up and was taken to the command center at an abandoned convenience store, just north of the overpass in Wildwood. They worked to make sure she was safe and put together a timeline of where she had been, Caruthers said. The girl told authorities that after she got off the bus, a man pulled up to her in an older model blue mini-van. She was able to flee from the suspect after he passed out, Caruthers said. The suspect is described as a white male, 40 to 50 years old, thin build with medium length brown hair, a mustache and a two-inch scar on his left chest. He was wearing a white T-shirt with a deer logo on the front and rear of the shirt. The vehicle is described as a 1990s model min-van, medium blue with gray cloth interior and a rear bench seat. Anyone with information regarding the case should contact Det. Darren Norris at 569-1680 or call Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477. The Sumter County Master Gardeners will hold its eagerly anticipated Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Wildwood City Hall, 100 N. Main St., Wildwood. Select from locally grown plants suited to Sumter Countys climate and soils, as well as birdhouses, garden tiles, garden dcor, and an assortment of gift items, all at affordable prices. The Master Gardeners also will premier their new book, Gardening in Sumter County Month-byMonth. The plant selection will include native plants, herbs, vegetables, perennials, annuals, grasses, vines, succulents, and houseplants. Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions and help you choose the right plant for the right place. Proceeds from the plant sale are used to support the Master Gardeners educational events and outreach programs. For further information, contact the Sumter County Extension Office in Bushnell at 352-793-2728 or by email at: plantclinic@aol.com. UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension Master Gardener fall plant sale set for Oct. 13 at Provance, cha irman of the Sumter County Master Gardeners Fall Plant Sale is shown in her own garden, with some of the plants that will be offered for sale at Wildwood City Hall. The South Sumter High School Class of 1962 will be hosting a reunion for the Classes of 1960 through 1963 plus anyone else that went to school with them that would like to attend. The event is scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3. It will begin with a tailgate party at South Sumter High Schools home football game on Friday night, a picnic on Saturday and dinner on Saturday night at Continental Country Club. If anyone would like more information please call Wayne Hooten at 352303-2797 or Robert Brown at 352-348-7931. Or you can email your contact information to SoSumterReunion@aol.com. Reservations are required by Oct. 15. BRENDALOCKLEAR Staff Writer Class of 1962 hosts reunion Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam encourages all students in kindergarten through fifth grade to participate in the annual Florida Agriculture Youth Coloring Competition, sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, Inc., and the Florida State Fair. In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de Lens arrival to Florida, the theme of this years contest is Florida Agriculture: 500 Years in the Making. For more information about the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, visit www.FreshFromFlorida.com Youth coloring competition set Dade Battlefield State Park lists schedule SeptemberDecember 2012 September 28, Friday 10 am 9 pm Native American Pow-Wow $3 per person, children under 12 free September 29, Saturday 10 am 9m Native American Pow-Wow $3 per person, children under 12 free September 30, Sunday 10 am 5pm Native American Pow-Wow $3 per person, children under 12 free October 4, Thursday 7 9 pm Incredible Edibles $3 per car up to 8 people October 6, Saturday 10 am 12 pm Meet our Dade Butterflies $3 per car up to 8 people Childrens Program October 11, Thursday 9 am 3 pm Road Back In Time Free for all kids and Families October 12, Friday 6:30 9:00 pm Road Back In Time $5/person, 6 and under free October 13, Saturday 6:30 9:00 pm Road Back In Time $5/person, 6 and under free October 25, Thursday 10 am 12 pm Fall Wildflower/Butterfly Walk $3 per car up to 8 people October 26, Friday 59:30 pm Haunted Hayride & Trail $3 per car up to 8 people October 27, Saturday 5-9:30 pm Haunted Hayride & Trail $3 per car up to 8 people November 10, Saturday 10 am 12 pm Fall Tree Walk at Dade $3 per car up to 8 people November 10, Saturday 1 3pm Scat Chat & Tracks; Nature Kids Program $3 per car up to 8 people November 15, Thursday 10 am 12 pm Pine Needle and Cereal Rye Holiday Craft Class $3 per car up to 8 people December 8, Saturday 3 8 pm Christmas on the Florida Frontier $3 per car up to 8 people For further information and to make reservations for these events please contact the park office at:(352) 793-4781 and visit our web site WWW. 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Marion Booth Rousseau, 93Marion Booth Rousseau, 93, passed away on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012 at Timber Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center in Ocala where she was a long-time resident. She was born the daughter of George and Millie May Booth in Safety Harbor. Her husband, Howard Rousseau, predeceased her. They were married for 68 years. Her loving family, who adored her, includes a daughter, Joan R. Henderson, of Lancaster, Pa. Her son, Carl H. Rousseau, predeceased her. Other members of her family are grandchildren, Paige Henderson of Atlanta, Ga., Kimberly Gustafson, wife of Marc Gustafson of Denver, Colo., and Forrest Lance Rousseau of Palm Harbor. Forrest is married to Misty and they have a daughter, Isabella. Mistys children are TJ and Michael Kelly. Marion spent most of her adult life in Clearwater. After retirement, she moved to Lake Panasoffkee. She was proud of her familys heritage and roots in Florida. Her ancestor, Count Odette Philippe, was one of the first European settlers on the shores of north Tampa Bay, in an area that is now Safety Harbor in Pinellas County. She was born and grew up in Safety Harbor where her father, George Booth, served as mayor. She went to high school in Clearwater where she met her husband, Howard. He was also a native of Pinellas County. The Methodist Church in which Marion and Howard were married is now located in the Pinellas County Heritage Village. Marion enjoyed a career as a human resource professional for the First National Bank of Clearwater from which she retired. She was also a very active community volunteer. Her main commitments were to the First United Methodist Church of Clearwater, the Junior League and helping with the Girl Scout troops in which Joan was active. Marion loved cooking, spending time at the beach, boating, and traveling. From an early age, Marion enjoyed spending vacations in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. She was a great cook and prepared the seafood Howard caught. The house and lawn were filled with friends and food most weekends. Everything from oyster roasts and fish-frys to Greek dinners and Cuban specialties were very special for all family and friends. One of her most popular dishes was the Greek preparation for red fish covered in vegetables and served over rice. She called it psari plaki. Marion loved to sing, and was known for her smile, laugh and gentle manner. Her life celebration service was Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at 12:30 p.m., Timber Ridge Nursing and Rehab Center, 9848 S.W. 110th Street, Ocala. The family welcomed friends at noon. Memorial gifts may be made to the Lake Panasoffkee United Methodist Church, 589 N. C.R. 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL, 33538-6057. Arrangements are being made by Purcell Chapel/Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Bushnell. Carl E. Parks, 71Carl E. Parks, 71, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 after a long battle with cancer, with his family by his side. Carl was a long time resident of Bushnell. He was an avid horse puller involved in horse pulls both in Florida and New York. He is survived by his longtime companion, Roberta Basilius of Floral City; four sons, Duane Parks, Jeffery Parks, Mark Parks and Brian James Parks; two step-daughters, Crysttal Torchia, and Charlene Johnson; four brothers, Robert Parks, Venice Center, N.Y., Ronnie Parks, McDonough, N.Y., Gary Parks, Sarasota and Larry Parks, Parrish; three sisters, Sheila Grant, Myakka City, Joann Brewer, Greene, N.Y. and Kay Vantasse II, Binghamton, N.Y.; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. Carl requested that there be no services just a memorial to celebrate his life. In lieu of flowers and donations, bring a dish to pass to the memorial, 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at 8222 Shetland Lane, Floral City. He will be missed dearly. Henry L. Sellers, 82Henry L. Sellers, 82, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012 at Inverness. Survivors include his wife, Arvilee; step-sons, Edward Pippin of Cohutta, Ga., Ronnie Pippin of Dalton, Ga., and William Pippin of Dalton, Ga.; step-daughter, Diane Chapman of Tellico Plains, Tenn. Visitation was at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 from 1 to 3 p.m. Services followed at 3 p.m., Pastor Junior Branson presided. Interment was at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at 2 p.m., with Military Honors rendered by the United States Army. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Kenneth Mortimer Martin, 80Kenneth Mortimer Martin, 80, of Bushnell, died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at Bushnell. Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Kathleen; sons, Kenneth Martin of Kentucky, Frank (Gerri) Martin of Bushnell, Frederick Martin of Bushnell, Ronald (Kristy) Martin of Bushnell, Christopher Martin of Bushnell, and Robert (Lesha) Martin of Clermont; daughters, Shirley ONeil of Lincoln Park, Mich., Nancy (Chet) Colton of Mecosta, Mich., Mary (Bruce) Furca of Bushnell, Karen Martin of Alabaster, Ala., Antoinette (Kevin) Bonnett of Brooksville, Kathleen Durham of Orlando, and Colleen Martin of Bushnell. Visitation will be at the Purcell Funeral Home, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Bushnell, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 at 10 a.m., Father Pedro Zapata will preside. Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Bushnell. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Ronald Leon Coleman, 65Ronald Leon Coleman, 65, of Bushnell, died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 at Bushnell. Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; daughters, Sheryl Lynn (Matthew) Smith of Lake City, Rhonda Suzanne (Brandon) Berkenfeld of Delray Beach, and Sherri Dawn Kemp of Davie; son, Bobby Ferrell (Vicki) Hicks of Sebring. A Visitation will be at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, Bushnell, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012 from 4 to 6 p.m. Services will follow at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. James H. Cason, 86James H. Cason, 86, of Wildwood died Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012. Survivors include his loving wife of 41 years, Maurine; sons, James H. Cason, II of Leesburg and George Cason of Sheldon, Wisconsin; daughters, Linda Wright and Carol Ann Drelick, both of Tennessee. Visitation for Mr. Cason was 10 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012 in the Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home with a graveside service immediately following the visitation in the Greenwood Cemetery, Wildwood. Please visit www.bankspagetheus.com to express condolences and sign the online register. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Juanita J. Davis, 78Juanita J. Davis, 78, of Wildwood died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Vic and Sherry Turner of Lilburn, Ga. Juanitas family will celebrate her life on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2012 in The First Baptist Church of Oxford. Please dress casually and refer to www.bankspagetheus.com or call 352748-1000 for the time of service and to leave on-line condolences and memories. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Eddie Lewis Spyies, 94Eddie Lewis Spyies, 94, of Wildwood/Royal, died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. He leaves to cherish fond memories and mourn his passing, a devoted wife, Mrs. Lillian W. Spyies; sons James Spyies (Gladine) and Charles Spyies. Five grandchildren, five great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren, one brothers-in-law and a host of special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. A memorial service will be Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 100 S Lake St. Leesburg. Funeral services will be on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 390 East County Road 462, Wildwood/Royal. Rev. Robert Dixon, Pastor. Anderson Hence Funeral Home, 121 Roy StWildwood, FL 34785 is in charge of arrangements. PAGEA6SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012 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 000BTSR 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 000BTRS BUSHNELL Sumterville United Methodist Church OVER 150 YEARS OF PRAYER 2565 CR 522 1 BLOCK EAST OF HWY 301 000BTRI SUMTERVILLE Invites you to attend Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m. Pastor Charles Tomberlin All children are invited. Abundant Life Church Sunday Service..............9:00 am Bible Study Tuesday......7:30 pm 8777 US Hwy. 301 (Corner of 462 & 301) 352-748-7283 Pastor Lavon Harkins Overseer J E Harkins WILDWOOD 000BXB4 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. 000BTRC BUSHNELL 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 000Btre 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 000BTUL First Baptist Church of Bushnell BUSHNELL 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 000BTUG WILDWOOD 000BTQF S T V INCENT DE P AUL C ATHOLIC C HURCH M ASSES : S ATURDAY 3 P 4:45 P 6:30 P S UNDAY 6:30 A 8 A 9:45 A 11:30 A 1:15 P 3 P 4:45 P & 6:30 P D AILY M-S AT 6:30 A & 8:30 A M ASS T IMES & D IRECTIONS : 330-0028 Office: 330-0220 5323 E CR 462 www.sumtercatholic.org (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 000BTR6 WAHOO www.wahoochurch.org 35 2 793-6015 Sunday : PAUL ALONSO PASTOR 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 000BTSQ WEBSTER Pastor Marguerite Matthews 352-7933438 Pastor Marguerite Matthews 352-7933438 The Church of The Fishermen A United Methodist Congregation www.churchofthefishermen.org 589 CR 470, 1 mile W of I-75 Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM Wed. Night Bible Study 6:15 PM for the Whole Family 000BTR0 LAKE PANASOFFKEE 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 000BTQU 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Service . . . . 7:00 pm Youth Group 000BTSZ BUSHNELL Sunday School 9:45 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Evening Service 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 PM 000BTRM WEBSTER First Baptist Church of Webster 1/4 mile east of 471 on SE 1st Ave. 746924 000BTV4 000CP91 000BTUU 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 Sumter obituaries Marion Booth Rousseau Eddie Lewis SpyiesChurch calendar SPECIAL EVENTSChurch event This year marks a very special time for the Episcopal church of Bushnell, St. Francis. It was October 15, 1962, when the Articles of Incorporation was signed by fifteen members: J.B. Stringfellow, Herbert W. Lindsay, Wm. Bidwell, Sr., William C. Bell, Ulysses S. Ford, Lee C. Smail, Ida Mae Smail, Mrs. Donald Nelson, Helen S. Ford, Mrs. L.E. Lenker, Mrs. David A. Davis, Mrs. Herbert Lindsay, Mrs. Paul Mears, Mrs. Edith Carlson and Alma B. Barnett, thus creating the new Episcopal Church in Bushnell. In honor of that humble beginning, the church will host a celebration event on Sunday, Oct. 14. The service will begin at 10 a.m. with the Rt. Rev. Bishop John W. Howe presiding. St. Francis is located on Grace Street on the curve going north on 301. For more information, please call the church at 7933187 Special guest Tri County (Lake, Marion, and Sumter) Interfaith Alliance. will present attorney Mark Schlakman, Florida See CHURCH, Page 11

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PAGEA8SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012 Avoiding the pitfalls that come with hiring, firing, promoting and managing employees is the topic of the October Chamber Lunch Exchange. Caryn Shaw, attorney for Fisher & Phillips LLP, will address recent changes and common missteps in employment law. Ms. Shaw has defended employment claims in both federal and state courts in Florida and administrative agencies. Caryn previously served as a judicial intern in Miami and Gainesville. The Lunch Exchange is scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 11:30am, at the Blueberry Hill RV Resort, 6233 Lowery St. in Bushnell. It is sponsored by FastTrack Staffing Inc. in Wildwood. The cost to attend this event is $12 for members and $18 for non members, and includes lunch. Please call the Chamber office at 352-793-3099 or email assistant@sumterchamber.org to let us know in advance that you are planning to attend. Would you like to reserve a spot in the Member Midway and receive premium exposure at this event? Call the Chamber to make your reservation at 352793-3099 or email membership@sumterchamber.org. On Friday, November 2, the festival opens with live country music and lots of savory beef on the grill. For the kids there will be rides and games, a face painter, steer roping practice and pedal tractor races. The Sumter County Cattlewomen's Association and the UF/IFAS Extension Office host Beef Country!, an exhibit area featuring Cow Chip Bingo, a Cracker Cowboy heritage camp, Cowboy cooking displays, real cowboy poets and storytelling, roping and whip cracking demonstrations, and Ask Me booths where 4-H and FFA members with live animals answer questions about raising livestock. The festival continues November 3 with more live country music, more fun activities, and the battles for Sumter's Best Burger and Best Brisket. For more information about the festival, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 352-793-3099 or you can visit the website at www.beefandboogie.com. ENTRY FORMSEntry forms for the Beef Cook-offs at the second annual Sumter County Beef and Boogie Festival are now available. There will be competitions for Beef Brisket and Sumter's Best Burger on Saturday, November 3. Cook-off participants can also compete in a People's Choice competition, in which the public can sample beef from each competitor and vote for their favorite. Cook-off applications can be downloaded from the event website (www.beefandboogie.c om) or call the chamber at (352) 793-3099. Caryn Shaw Rainer Berry will entertain the crowds at the Beef and Boogie Festival. CHAMBER CONNECTIONS Beef and Boogie Festival cook-off applications available PAGEANT STARTS ALL THE FUNThe Miss Beef and Boogie Pageant begins the festival on Saturday evening, October 27, at the Sumter County Fairgrounds. Young ladies will compete for prizes in age groups from Baby Miss (birth to 12 months) to Queen (ages 16-18). The pageant is sponsored by the Sumter Fair Association, Sumter County Cattlewomen and the Cindy Revels Scholarship Fund, and the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce. Hair & Nail Creations and Park Lane Jewelry are Business Sponsors of the Miss Beef and Boogie Pageant. Country music star and American Idol finalist Josh Gracin will appear live at the Beef and Boogie Festival on Saturday, November 3, at the Sumter County Farmers Market in Webster, Florida. Find out more about Josh at his website. Country singer Jim Van Fleet -former weatherman for Orlando's Fox 35, now Chief Meteorologist for WTSP in Tampa -will return for the second Beef and Boogie Festival. Michael Ray, who is appearing on the CW television program "The Next," will perform Friday, November 2. Ray's live shows have been attracting enthusiastic audiences across the country. On "The Next, Ray is groomed for stardom by country music superstar John Rich of Big and Rich. Come see and hear what he learned when you see Michael Ray perform at the Beef and Boogie Festival. Lee Ann Noel Band will be there to perform during the event. Admission to the 2012 Beef and Boogie Festival is $6 for adults. The event is free to younsters ages 12 and under. It all gets under way on Friday, November 2 Avoiding Employment Law Dangers the Topic of October Lunch Exchange Sumter Chamber Launching Women's Networking Series The Chamber is proud to present a quarterly series of networking events designed for women in business. P .E.A.R.L.S., Professionals & Entrepreneurs Achieving Results and Leading Sumter, will consist of quarterly breakfast meetings held in various locations throughout Sumter County. Please join us for the first P .E.A.R.L.S. breakfast event on October 18th, 7:30am at the Cotillion Southern Cafe in Wildwood featuring a presentation by Representative Marlene O'Toole. The first P .E.A.R.L.S. breakfast is sponsored by Smith and Smith Realty, Wildwood Rotary, and Window Fashion Galleria. Seats are limited for this first-time event. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling the Chamber office at 352-793-3099. Because seating is limited, prepayment is required. Nominate a Future Leader for Leadership Sumter County Do you know someone who has the right stuff to become a leader in Sumter County? Nominate them for Leadership Sumter County. Leadership Sumter County builds and strengthens the Sumter community by training its leaders for the challenges of tomorrow. The program focuses on developing informed leaders and channeling their ideas and experiences toward community resources, including issues and concerns, so that they might help direct the future of Sumter County. Leadership Sumter County participants learn specific leadership skills, gain a broad based exposure to the community, and meet peers in other fields. The friendships and networks formed during the program benefit professional and volunteer activities. In addition, the community gains a group of trained leaders who have developed a heightened sense of civic concern and responsibility. The curriculum includes a retreat in January, one full day session per month from February through September and a commencement activity in October. Each program session concentrates on a specific area of the community using panel discussions, speakers, special presentations and participatory experiences. A homework assignment is to be completed prior to each session which requires approximately two hours of work. Topics covered include local government, the judicial system, local economics, quality of life, the education system, medical services, state government, cultural diversity, volunteerism and leadership skills. The benefits for Leadership Sumter County participants include learning specific leadership skills, gaining a broad base exposure to the community, meeting peers in other fields and forming friendships and networks to benefit professional and volunteer activities. In addition, the community gains a group of trained leaders who have developed a heightened sense of civic concern and responsibility. Leadership development is for large and small business people, community volunteers, professionals, and civic/government employees! The cost for Leadership Sumter County is $500 per participant, which includes all retreat expenses, meals at the monthly programs, materials needed throughout the year, transportation for the state government session and graduation fees. Scholarships may be available on a limited basis. For more information, contact the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce at 352-793-3099. Wes Gil and Sherry Daughtery at the Chamber of Commerces recent Lunch Exchange. Karen Crumrine, Julie Sotherden and Shannon Shiver at the lunch exchange.

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SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012, PAGEA9 Jerry Stocusett and Pat Stickles of George Nahas receive the member of the month award from Ambassador Christina Thibideau at the Chamber Lunch Exchange. Nahas Chevrolet selected for honor The Sumter Chamber Ambassadors selected George Nahas Chevrolet in Wildwood as the Member of the Month for September. George Nahas Chevrolet has been a member of the Sumter Chamber since June of 2011. Almost immediately after the dealership opened in Sumter County they joined the chamber and have been very active since. Representatives regularly attend chamber events like First Thursday, the Chamber Lunch Exchange, the Show Me the Money Business Expo, and more. This year they opened their doors to the chamber and hosted the Red White and Blue BBQ and Hob Nob at their location on SR 44 in Wildwood. The special event had record attendance this year and the George Nahas staff played a key role in the success of the event. Clearing the showroom floor and transforming a car dealership in to a venue for dinner and an awards ceremony was no easy task and was made possible in large part by the gracious and accommodating hosts. MEMBER OF THE MONTH Langley Medical Services was the place to be on Thursday, September 6, 2012 as the Sumter County Chamber had the 3rd annual Chili-Cook Off. Chefs Curtis and Joan Dean was the winner out of the 10 entrants that participated in the cook off. Be sure to join the Chamber at their next First Thursday on October 4, 2012 from 5:30-7:00pm for a Victorian Witches Ball hosted by Cotillion Southern Caf. Come and enjoy the hauntingly delectables created by Miss Kathi for this special autumn event. Cotillion Southern Caf is located at 101 N Main St, Wildwood, FL 34785. Pictured are Nathan Overstreet and Andy Cripps with Chili Cook off winners Chef's Curtis and Joan Dean. CHAMBER HIGHLIGHTS Dawn Cary, Tony Kamus, Rick Gaskins and Bart Lucas at the lunch exchange. THURSDAY, SEPT. 27Taste of Sumter A Taste of Simply Sumter is from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Continental Country Club, 50 Continental Blvd. in Wildwood. It is an evening of food, music and shopping that celebrates the businesses that make Sumter County a wonderful place to live, work and play. Contact the Sumter County Chamber of Commerce at 352-793-3099 or e-mail us at sumter-coc@sumterchamber.org for more information. Historical Society Sumter County Historical Society membership meeting is at 7 p.m. at 217 Market Street Bushnell. FRIDAY, SEPT. 28Lets swing, rumba and waltz! Its that time of year again when USA Dance 6106 Lake-Sumter Counties chapter throws their annual free ballroom instruction and dance open to all in honor of National Ballroom Dance Week. The NBDW event takes place in Leesburg starting at 3 p.m. going till 10 p.m. Instruction workshops will be taught by professional dance instructors including Jacquie and Rocky Brandman and Ray Gardner. Music will be provided by Ray the DJ. Prior registration is not necessary. The schedule includes: 3 to 4 p.m. Swing, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Rumba, 6 to 7 p.m. Waltz and 7 to 10 p.m. general dancing. This is the second year that this dance chapter has offered a free event to the community. Snacks will be provided during the instruction. Additional food will be available at 7 p.m. Members are urged to bring a snack. Location is Leesburg Community Center, 109 W. Dixie Hwy. (Venetian Gardens Park). This is a free dance with free instruction. Questions 352-748-3112 or visit us at usadance6106.com.WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3Wildwood Dixie Youth At 6 p.m., the Wildwood Dixie Youth will have its Annual Board Meeting at Wildwood Millennium Park. Board positions are available. For information call 352303-7770 Debbie Mikeals.FRIDAY, OCT. 5Yard sale The Refuge at Jumper Creek will have a yard sale from 8 a.m until 1 p.m. and again on Saturday, Oct. 6, to help provide emergency shelter and transitional housing for families. The sale is on U.S. 301 to County Road 542 E, across from Bushnell Family Dentistry. Sumter Dance Enjoy dancing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 County Road 459, off County Road 470. Music is by Lee Ann Noel Band. The event is open to the public. No alcohol allowed. Finger foods and soda welcome. Dances are held every first and third Friday sponsored by Sumter Singles and Couples of Lake Panasoffkee. For information call 424-1688.SATURDAY, OCT. 6Lake Panasoffkee Improvement Association Lake Panasoffkee Improvement Association plans a rally that will welcome the residents of Lake Panasoffkee to join in their efforts. The rally is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park, 1582 C.R. 459, Lake Panasoffkee. There will be refreshments, guest speakers, local businesses, prizes and other surprises. Guest speakers include: Sumter County Commissioner Doug Gilpin, Sumter County Sheriff Bill Farmer, newly elected Tax Collector Randy Mask and Property Appraiser Joey Hooten. Come join us for a good old-fashion community rally. Lake Panasoffkee residents would really appreciate a couple hours of your time, please come out and see what is going on in our community. Everyone is welcome! 19th Annual Brain Power Walk The Pilot Club of Sumter County will hold its 19th Annual Brain Power Walk. The walk begins at 7 a.m. at the Wildwood City Hall, US Highway 301-100 N Main Street. Join us to support those in our community with brain related disorders. To sponsor the event or participate as a walker, call, Paul, 352-748-2345 or Linda, 352-748-7557.SATURDAY, OCT. 13Fall Festival A Fall Festival begins at 4 p.m. at Indian Hill Baptist Church, 7819 CR 633, Bushnell with free family events on church grounds. Lots of fun activities for the kids including: scarecrow building contest, dunk tank, tug-ofwar, face painting, sack races. Food drive: every child who brings a donation for the church pantry will receive a thank you gift. Baked goods contest, bingo, and a raffle. Live gospel singing. Affordable concessions. Day ends with a bonfire and hayride. Please come and join us, everyone is welcome!WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17Cornerstone Hospice training Sumter County volunteer training will be in Sumterville from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and again on Oct. 24. This is a 16-hour certification and interested participants should plan to attend both training days. Training location will be at the Lane Purcell Hospice House Annex (building on left facing Hospice House) 2452 CR 526E Sumterville. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Please pre-register by calling volunteer specialists Kim Carter (352)455-6081 or (352)569-5305 or volunteer manager Lisa Gray (352)742-6806 or call toll-free (888)728-6234. Community calendar

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PAGEA10SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012 Bobby Caruthers, Barbara Williamson, Carla DeFrank and Jane Boon Marcia Butler and Chuck and Cathy Mojock Shelby, Sara and Chris Boywin Sandra Coleman, Jim and Charlene Allen, Lt. Bobby Caruthers, Sheriff Bill Farmer, Shirley Parker Janice Hamilton, Sharon Harrison, Samantha Mitchell Paula and Mike Knight Velia Gonzalez, June Lew, Eduardo Sainz and Mario Bello Phil and Susan Scarpelli and Patrick Grady Photos by BRENDA LOCKELARSisters Shirley Parker and Sandra Coleman Naomi Corey, Angela Barnum and David Barnum AT THE CRACKER BALL Langley Health Services hosted its2012 Cracker Ball on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Sumter County Fairgrounds. The annual event draws a crowd of supporters out for the fun and to help fund medical needs of community residents. Some of the supporters who attended the dinner, entertainment and auction event are shown here. Marion and Chuck Hinton Sue Soto, Christina Engelking and Lacey Morgan Dr. Mario Bello and Judy Knights

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Board member of The Innocence Project, who will address the moral, ethical and justice issues of the death penalty and possibly innocent people who are incarcerated, some on death row. Schlakman is senior program director of the Center for the Advancement of Human Rights at Florida State University, in Tallahassee. The public is invited to this free presentation on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m. at Rock of Ages Lutheran Church, located at 300 Webster St, one block east of Hwy. 301, in Wildwood. Refreshments will follow a question and answer session. For more information, please call Nancy, 352-674-9288. Respect Life Rally The St Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish of Wildwood is sponsoring a Respect Life Rally to be held on Oct. 7, between the hours of 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The rally will be held in front of the Wildwood City Hall which is located at 100 N. Main St (Rt 301). The rally is part of Life Chain which holds rallies across The U.S. and Canada every year on Respect Life Sunday.The rally is a peaceful and prayerful public witness of pro-life individuals praying for our nation and for an end to abortion. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death. We invite all likeminded people to stand with us. Those who attend need not stay for the entire two hours and those who need to sit are invited to bring their portable chairs. Fairway Christian Church Fairways Grief Share program is held every Monday 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This program sharing and support group is open to members or non-members, who are recovering from the loss of a loved one. Registration is not required. Movie night at Fairway will be on Friday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm. The featured film is Dolphin Tale. Movie snacks will be provided. On the weekend of Sept. 22 and 23, Fairway will be collecting grocery items for the Wildwood Food Pantry. Lets help our neighbors in need. Members and non-members are invited to the Singles Bible Study on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. The study Transformation will be led by Ron Scott. A supervised walk through of the new Fairway Church buildings is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. The All About Fairway class will be on Saturday, Sept.29, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Members and non-members are welcome. Sign up by Sept. 24 is required and lunch is included, 259-9305. Prayer and worship Prayer and praise worship services are every Sunday evening in the Microtel Meeting Room, Bushnell, doors open at 7 p.m. Prophetess Latwonda Slaughter and Pastor Eddie Slaughter, Triumphant in Christ Outreach Ministries Inc., Pinellas, will deliver the message. For more information call 568-2111. Pray for nation The Helping Hands Prayer Ministry of Bushnell Assembly of God invites the community to come and join us in prayer as we pray for our families, children, schools, churches, armed forces, our nation, our president, the sick and needy and those in the hospitals and nursing homes. Join us in changing our world through the power of prayer the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at Bushnell Assembly, 1451 W. C.R. 476, 793-3183. The ministry visits nursing homes and homes of sick and others on the first and third Thursday of the month. Praying for Spiritual Awakening in America We the people need to have a fresh encounter with God, and a reset of our priorities. We must pray for spiritual awakening in our community, for Gods presence and power in our homes and churches. While our elected leaders do matter, what matters far more is turning back to our Lord with prayer, repentance, and humility. Please join us each Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m., at Indian Hill Baptist Church as we seek Gods face and ask Him to heal our lives, our community, and our nation. Indian Hill is on the north side of C.R. 476 about five miles west of Bushnell. Prayer group Emmanuel Charismatic Prayer Group meets each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 5323 E C.R. 462, Wildwood 34785. Everyone is invited to attend and experience the movement of the Holy Spirit, with song, praise and worship. For information call Terri DeMarco at 613-4366. SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012, PAGEA11 000CGIP 000C3P8 For more info call: (352) 419-4774 DONT MISS ANY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS ACTION THIS SEASON WITH A 12-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION OF THE JUST $ 25 00 JUST $ 25 00 Yes, sign me up for the $25.00 12-month subscription! Name Address City State Zip Phone E-mail Mail this coupon and your payment to: Sumter County Times Subscription 204 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513 *The subscription must be a $25 subscription, in-county or online only! This offer ends September 30, 2012 N ot only can you catch all the latest high school sports news, your subscription includes a $5.00 donation to the high school team ( W ildcats or R aiders) of your choice Theres pleny of free content on the site, but you can actually get an electronic edition of the Tim es as it apears in print. If you are a print subscriber, your e-edition is included in your $25.00 subscription. All you need to do ito activate the account and create a password. Check us out online at www.sumtercountytimes.com where you will find slide shows, videos, more news and features, and even your school newspaper! 000CJJU PRINT OR E-EDITION* PRINT OR E-EDITION* CHURCH continued from Page 6 LSCC sets medical seminars LSCCs Continuing Education Department and Florida Hospital Waterman will present the Peoples Medical School, a series of seminars focused on the immune system. Open to the public, the series will include lectures from a variety of medical professionals on Thursday afternoons, October 4November 8, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Health Sciences Center at LSCCs Leesburg campus. The seminars will also include question-andanswer sessions, audiovisuals and handouts. Students who complete the Peoples Medical School will leave with greater knowledge about protecting their immunity today and tomorrow. Seminar topics will include: October 4, 2012 What is the Role and Function of Protein in Immunity? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) How do Cancers Affect the Immune System? (4:005:00 p.m.) October 11, 2012 How Does Exercise Improve Immunity? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) What is the Process for Developing and Maintaining an Adequate Immune Function? (4:00-5:00 p.m.) October 18, 2012 Is it True? Does Sunlight/Vitamin D Improve Immunity? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) Can Fruits and Vegetables Improve our Immune Function and Fight Disease? (4:00-5:00 p.m.) October 25, 2012 What Aspects of Our Environment Impact Our Immune Function? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) Can Water Intake Aid the Immune System? (4:00-5:00 p.m.) November 1, 2012 How Much Sleep Do We Need: Does Sleep Deprivation Negatively Affect the Immune System? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) How Does the Immune System Aid in Wound Healing? (4:00-5:00 p.m.) November 8, 2012 Can Stress Negatively Affect the Immune System? (3:00-4:00 p.m.) Choosing the Diet that Improves Immunity (4:005:00 p.m.) Volunteers/supplies needed The Refuge At Jumper Creek (The Refuge) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing transitional housing, mentoring, life-skills education and outreach and referral in a nonjudgmental, faith-based environment with dignity and respect for individuals and families who are homeless and those at risk of homelessness in Central Florida. The Refuge assists residents in achieving an enhanced quality of life as they reach their fullest potential, including self-sufficiency and becoming a contributing member of society. Currently, volunteers and supplies are needed. The Refuge is at 4912 SE 7th Dr., Bushnell. For more information about volunteering or donating, call 5688400 or visit therefugejumpercreek@gmail.com or www.therefugejumpercreek.org.

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PAGEA12SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012 0927-SCT Absentee Requests and Absentee Ballots Points of Interest Sumter County Voters 1. A request for an absentee may be made by: Written or telephonic request from the voter or If directly instructed by the voter a member of the voters immediate family or the voters legal guardian 2. Immediate Family means: The voters spouse, parent, child, grandparent or sibling 3. The person making the request must give the following information Voters address Voters date of birth Requesters name Requesters address Requesters drivers license number, if available Requesters relationship to the voter Requesters signature (written requests only) 4. The request must be received no later than 5 p.m. on the sixth day (Wednesday) before the election and the ballot must be mailed no later than 4 days (Friday) before the election. 5. A request for an absentee ballot is deemed sufficient to receive an absentee ballot for all election s through the end of the calendar year of the second ensuing regularly scheduled General Election; unless the voter or their designee indicates at the time the request is made the elections for which the voter desires to receive an absentee ballot. The request may be considered canceled when any First Class mail sent by the supervisor to the voter is returned as undeliverable. 6. Absentee ballots must be mailed no later than 45 days prior to each election to absent uniformed services voters; and must be mailed to all other voters who have requested between the 35th and 28th days before each election. 7. Daily absentee request will be processed and mailed within 2 days after the initial (2) drops. 8. Voters may pick up an absentee ballot for themselves as soon as the ballots are available and must provide identification to receive the ballot. Identification must be current and valid and can be o ne of the following: Florida drivers license. Florida identification card issued by the department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles United States passport Debit or credit card Military identification Student identification Retirement center identification Neighborhood association identification Public assistance identification 9. If the picture identification does not contain the signature of the voter an additional identificati on that provides the signature shall be required. 10. Voters who designate someone to pick up an absentee ballot for them must designate in writing a person to pick up the ballot; however the person picking up the ballot may not pick up more than two absentee ballots per election, other than the designees own ballot and additional ballots may be picked up for members of the designees immediate family. 11. Designees shall provide the written authorization from the voter and must provide a picture identification of the designee and must complete an affidavit. 12. Designees may begin picking up ballots for voters 5 days (Thursday) prior to each election; provided they have the authorization and provide the necessary identification and complete the affidavit. 13. Absentee ballots are not forwardable; except for absent uniformed services voters and overseas voters. If the ballot is returned as undeliverable as stated in #5 it will cancel the absentee requ est for future elections. 14. Voters must sign the return envelope in order for the ballot to be counted. 15. A Power of Attorney to sign for a voter cannot be used with an absentee ballot. For Sumter County voters; Absentee ballots must reach the Supervisor of Elections office in Bushnell by 7 P.M. election night in order to be counted. 17. Every signature on absentee ballot envelopes are verified against the signature of the voter on file at the Supervisor of elections office. If a voters signature has changed, the voter needs to do a signature update with the Supervisor of elections office as soon as possible or at least before the canvassing board starts to canvass absentee ballots. By law the canvassing board may begin the canvassing of absentee ballots at 7 a.m. on the 15th day before the election. If the signature does not match, the ballot will not be counted. If a signature is in question, the canvassing board will determine if the signature matches or not and will decide the disposition of the ballot. For the General Election November 6, 2012 ONLY: The postage to return a voted absentee ballot will be .65 cents. If you have any questions please contact the Sumter County Supervisor of Elections at 352-569-1540 Karen S. Krauss Sumter County Supervisor of Elections 000CPT4

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SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012, PAGEA13 PUBLIC NOTICE OF VOTING ASSISTANCE FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA VOTING AIDS AVAILABLE In an effort to accommodate the elderly and disabled voters in Sumter County, the following aids are available for their use: BALLOT MAGNIFYING SHEETS AUDIO BALLOT DISABILITY BALL GRIP STYLUS LARGE PRINT INSTRUCTIONS FOR VOTING AT THE POLLS TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR THE DEAF (TDD) (Bushnell Office) 1-352-569-1568 VOTING ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE 97.061, Florida Statutes, reads : Any person who is eligible to register and who is unable to read or write or who, because of some disability, needs assistance in voting shall upon that persons request be registered by the supervisor under the procedure prescribed by this section and shall be entitled to receive assistance at the polls. 101.051, Florida Statutes, reads : Any elector applying to vote in any election who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may request the assistance of two election officials or some other person of the electors own choice, other than the electors employer, an agent of the employer, or an officer or agent of his or her union, to assist the elector in casting his or her vote. SECTION 208 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1973aa-6) reads in its entirety: Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voters choice, other than the voters employer or agent of that employer or officer or agent of the voters union. ABSENTEE BALLOTS AVAILABLE If you are registered and unable to attend the polling place, you may vote by requesting an absentee ballot from the Supervisor of Elections office. You may make this request in person, in writing, by telephone or through our website. Karen S. Krauss Supervisor of Elections 900 North Main Street Bushnell, FL 33513 (352) 569-1540 (352) 689-4530 (352) 689-4660 Wildwood The Villages www.sumterelections.org THIS PUBLIC NOTICE IS BEING PUBLISHED PURSUANT TO THE VOTING ACCESSIBILITY FOR THE ELDERLY AND HANDICAPPED ACT OF 1984 (Public Law 98-435) Karen S. Krauss Supervisor of Elections 000CKSA 8 th Annual Florida Cracker Ball Benefiting the Thomas E. Langley Medical Foundation THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU For making this years event For making this years event For making this years event such a success! such a success! such a success! Papa Joes Brooksville, Stephen Monroe, Papa Joes Brooksville, Stephen Monroe, Papa Joes Brooksville, Stephen Monroe, Patrick Grady, River Junction Band & Daylon Raybon Patrick Grady, River Junction Band & Daylon Raybon Patrick Grady, River Junction Band & Daylon Raybon OUR SPONSORS: OUR SPONSORS: OUR SPONSORS: Proud Sponsor 000CPLB Ventura Ranch, COMANCO, Lake Medical Imaging, Sumter County Farmers Market, Gayle Teerman, C.W. Roberts, SECO, ACMS, Knights Feed, Lifestream, Boykin Construction, Lassiter Ware, Abundant Life Ministries, Gastroenterology Associates, Custom Designed Security, Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company, Parkwood Sumter Properties, Integral Quality Care, Don Burgess, Center State Bank, Florida Assoc. of Community Health Centers, Rep. Marlene OToole, Shakti Narain, M.D. PA, Fruitland Park Lions Club, Physical Therapy of Sumter, Mask Properties, LLC, Lake Gastroenterology Assoc., Century 21 Prime Properties, Central FL Health Alliance, Community Bank & Trust, Purcell Chapel, Long & Associates Architects/Engineers, Inc., SunTrust, Advanced Gastroenterology & Surgery Associates, Physicians of Central Florida, Gastro Intestinal Consultants, Florida Heart & Vascular Florida Cancer Specialists, Sennett Realty Group. 000CKS6 ATTENTION SUMTER COUNTY VOTERS VOTER REGISTRATION BOOK CLOSING (97.055 F.S.) BOOKS CLOSE OCTOBER 9TH, 2012 FOR THE NOVEMBER 6TH, 2012 GENERAL ELECTION NOTE: IF YOU HAVE MOVED OR CHANGED YOUR NAME PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO MAKE THESE CHANGES WITH THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE BEFORE GOING TO VOTE. THIS WILL HELP WITH ANY BACKUP IN LINES DURING EARLY VOTING AND ELECTION DAY. IF YOU HAVE MOVED INTO SUMTER COUNTY FROM ANOTHER COUNTY AND HAVE NOT CHANGED YOUR ADDRESS PLEASE DO SO BEFORE GOING TO VOTE. IF YOU DO NOT CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS YOU WILL HAVE TO VOTE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT. YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS AS EASY AS CALLING THE OFFICE AT 352569-1540, PLEASE DO SO NOW. NOTE: PLEASE HAVE YOUR PHOTO AND SIGNATURE IDENTIFICATION WITH YOU WHEN YOU GO TO VOTE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE PHOTO AND SIGNATURE IDENTIFICATION, YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO VOTE A PROVISIONAL BALLOT. THE CANVASSING BOARD WILL DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY. UPDATE VOTER SIGNATURE Pursuant to 98.077, Florida Statutes, Karen S. Krauss, Supervisor of Elections, is required to publish a notice specifying the procedure to update ones signature. Voters MAY update their signature for voting purposes by doing one of the following: By Mail : Karen S. Krauss (send updated signature on a Supervisor of Elections voter registration application) 900 North Main Street Bushnell, Florida 33513 Website : http://www.sumterelections.org (voter registration application may be completed, printed and mailed to the Supervisor of Elections) Office locations : Main OfficeBushnell (update personally in office) 900 North Main Street Bushnell, Florida 33513 352-569-1540 7375 Powell Rd., Suite 145 Wildwood, Florida 34785 352-689-4530 8033 E. C-466, Suite 401 The Villages, Florida 32162 352-689-4660 NOTE: All polling locations are ADA Accessible Karen S. Krauss Supervisor of Elections Sumter County By Donna Lind, president and owner Tracys Point Fishing Lodge News and tournament results for week ending Sept.23. Jim Veal Sr., owner of Pana Vista Lodge told me years ago that this time of year is slow for fishing lodges on Lake Panasoffkee. I will acknowledge that he is right but I never have figured out why. Having grown up in Florida our family would bass fish year round and from personal experience I can say that I generally catch as many fish this time of year as any other. In any event, as mentioned below we had a tournament this past weekend and I apologize for not having a list of winners along with weights. Anyone needing updated rules and regulations for this years and the first half of 2013 just swing by and we will provide you with a free copy. Hope everyone had a wonderful start to the fall, we are so excited for the cooler weather. The catfish and panfish are still biting. We hosted a tournament for St. Pete Pro Bass Club this past Saturday! We did had a little gator action going on around here Sunday morning, at least 9 feet worth. We enjoyed watching him all day Also this week Duck Season was open for 5 days, and a masked man ) did get a Teal Duck, the others in the boat are decoys of course. I was told that Teal and Wood Ducks are the only ones you could hunt, better luck with more next time, Masked Man. Enjoy the fall. Some things fishy Webster Elementary is proud to announce Septembers Student of the Month. These students are recognized for their acts of kindness towards their teachers and fellow peers. The students, shown in the photo are: PreK Filipe Alanis, Alexander Ramirez, Kalyah Stephens; kindergarten Jaylee Heijkoop, Malakhi Boone, Hannah Weiss, Aidan Kasper, Zoey Preece; first grade Ijsha Cole, Emily Serna, Elijah Adams, Anna Ruiz-Mendez, Jesse Kelly, Victoria Hopkins, Denzel McDonald, Emily Cherry; second grade Demeria Godfrey, Savannah Stephens, Gabrielle English, Skye Dennis, Omar Vasquez-Lopez; third grade Jennifer Font, Yaritza Lopez, Christian Linares, Kara Lasick, Corine Owens, Jacob Brown, Sydney Bagony, Kaylee House; fourth grade Jessica Carter, Camryn Labree, Sebastian Sequra, Jenna Mears, Rachael Yacuzzo; fifth grade Yesena Romero, Angel Reaves, Yvonne Benitez, Bailey Owens, Mary Lancaster.

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PAGEA14SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012 FAMILY FEATURES Between engagement parties, bridal showers and brunches with new family and friends, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the happy couple. Why not bring a taste of the tropics to your celebrations with mangos? Each of these elegantly simple recipes is inspired by the color, texture and sweet, slightly exotic flavors of mangos and you wont need to hire a caterer to pull it off. When choosing mangos, dont focus on color. Instead, gently squeeze. A ripe mango will be slightly soft to the touch, similar to a ripe peach or avocado. To get more fresh recipe ideas for wedding celebrations and everyday occasions visit www.mango.org. To get more host ing ideas and helpful entertaining tips, visit www.culinary.net. Goat Cheese, Bacon and Mango CrostiniMakes about 30 pieces 1 baguette, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Salt 1 pound bacon, chopped 1 cup balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons sugar 8 ounces goat cheese, softened 2 large mangos (about 2 pounds), peeled, pitted and diced 3 green onions, sliced thin (about 1/3 cup) Preheat oven to 400F. Place sliced baguette on large rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and bake until golden brown and crisp, about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through baking. Set aside. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat until fat is rendered and bacon is crisp, 12 to 15 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on paper towel lined plate. In small non-reactive sauce pan, simmer balsamic vinegar and sugar over medium heat until reduced by half and balsamic is thick and syrupy, 15 to 20 min utes. Set aside to cool. To assemble, spread toasted bread with 1 1/2 teaspoons goat cheese, top with diced mango, sprinkle with cooked bacon, and drizzle with cooled balsamic syrup. Top with sliced green onions. Note: Balsamic syrup can be stored atroomtem peratureforup to1week. Frost Cupcakes Like a ProIts easy to create these Mini Vanilla Cupcakes with Mango Buttercream. With a few simple tricks, theyll appear as though you selected them from a professional bakery. Just follow these simple steps from the kitchen pros:Use a large, star-burst piping tip in a pastry bag or large zip top bag.Set the bag over a tall glass or measuring cup, and fold the bag edges into a cuff over the rim of the glass.Scoop frosting into the bag using a rubber spatula. Fill it about twothirds full.Take the bag out of the glass and twist the top closed.Hold the bag just barely above the top of the cupcake at a 90 degree angle.Squeeze the bag to pipe a spiral of icing, starting at the outer edge and working inward.Stop squeezing and pull the tip straight up. Visit www.culinary.net to get more tips, recipes and videos, and to join the community of home cooks and food lovers.Mini Vanilla Cupcakes with Mango ButtercreamMakes 48 mini cupcakes Cupcakes 1 15.25-ounce box vanilla cake mix 1 cup water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs Preheat oven to 325F. Line mini muffin tins with cupcake liners. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and mix until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour into prepared pans and bake until a toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool in pans for 5 minutes then cool completely on wire rack. Mango Buttercream 2 large mangos (about 2 pounds), peeled, pitted and diced 2 1/2 sticks (1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter, room temperature 5 cups powdered sugar 2 tablespoons white sparkling sugar sprinkles (optional) Pure 1 1/2 diced mangos in food processor or blender until smooth, set aside (will yield about 3/4 cup). Reserve remain ing diced mango for garnish. In large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on medium speed, until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing between each addition. Add 3/4 cup of mango pure. Increase speed to high and beat until incorporated, about 2 minutes. Transfer buttercream to a pastry bag or a large zip top bag fitted with a pastry tip. Top cooled cupcakes with buttercream. Top with 1 piece diced mango and sparkling sugar, if desired. Roasted Shrimp and Mango SaladServes 8 to 10 2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 2 teaspoons paprika Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon honey 6 cups mixed baby lettuces, washed and dried 2 large mangos (about 2 pounds), peeled, pitted and diced 1/4 cup shaved or shredded Parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 400F. On large rimmed baking sheet, toss shrimp with 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, paprika, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Roast until pink and cooked through and beginning to lightly brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to bowl to chill in refrigerator. In large bowl, whisk together remain ing 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice and honey. Season with salt and pepper. Toss lettuce, mango and chilled shrimp in olive oil lemon juice mixture. Divide among plates, and sprinkle with Parmesan.

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SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012, PAGEA15 000CBZU NO. 1 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title : HEALTH CARE SERVICES. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage ; permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health care p rovider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful healt h care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful health care services; and prohibit laws or rules fro m abolishing the private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service. Specifies that the amendment does not affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform o r provide; affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect th e terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the e ffect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care services or a health ca re provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states with specificity the public nece ssity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides tha t it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insurance contracts, network agreements, o r other provider agreements contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other pati ent charges. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Health care services. (a) To preserve the freedom of all residents of the state to provide for their own health care: (1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any person or employer to purchase, obtain or otherwise provide for health care coverage. (2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health care provider m ay accept direct payment for lawful health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or taxes for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health care services. (b) The private market for health care coverage of any lawful health care service may not be abolish ed by law or rule. (c) This section does not: (1) Affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide. (2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law. (3) Prohibit care provided pursuant to general law relating to workers compensation. (4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010. (5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms and cond itions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health ca re services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for law ful health care services, except that this section may not be construed to prohibit any negotiated provi sion in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreement contractually limiting copaym ents, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. (6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature after the effective date of this section, if the law states with specificity the public necessity that justifies an exception from this section. (d) As used in this section, the term: (1) Compel includes the imposition of penalties or taxes. (2) Direct payment or pay directly means payment for lawful health care services without a publi c or private third party, not including an employer, paying for any portion of the service. (3) Health care system means any public or private entity whose function or purpose is the management of, processing of, enrollment of individuals for, or payment, in full or in part, for hea lth care services, health care data, or health care information for its participants. (4) Lawful health care services means any health-related service or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation at the time the service or treatment is rendered, which may be provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer such services. (5) Penalties or taxes means any civil or criminal penalty or fine, tax, salary or wage withholdin g or surcharge, or named fee with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency established, c reated, or controlled by the government which is used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protect ed under this section. For purposes of this section only, the term rule by an agency may not be const rued to mean any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or other provider agreem ent contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges. NO. 2 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: VETERANS DISABLED DUE TO COMBAT INJURY; HOMESTEAD PROPERTY TAX DISCOUNT. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the State Constitution to expand the availability of the property discount on the hom esteads of veterans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury to include those who were not Florida residents when they entered the military and schedule the amendment to take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the perma nent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt fr om taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-fi ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation gr eater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ni nety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first de termined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to an y residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the int erest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to rente rs, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-fiv e and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the li mits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and mus t provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for chang es in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall recei ve a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of t he veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit t o the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discou nt, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may re apply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. T his subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Veterans disabled due to combat injury; homestead property tax discount.The amendment to subsection (e) of Section 6 of Article VII relating to the homestead property tax discount for ve terans who became disabled as the result of a combat injury shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 3 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE GOVERNMENT REVENUE LIMITATION. Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on infl ation and population changes. Under the amendment, state revenues, as defined in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school districts for participation in a state-fu nded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort is no longer required, returned to th e taxpayers. The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a su per majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will take effect upon approval by the electors and will first apply to th e 20142015 state fiscal year. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 1. Taxation; appropriations; state expenses state revenue limitation. (a) No tax shall be levied except in pursuance of law. No state ad valorem taxes shall be levied upo n real estate or tangible personal property. All other forms of taxation shall be preempted to the sta te except as provided by general law. (b) Motor vehicles, boats, airplanes, trailers, trailer coaches and mobile homes, as defined by law, shall be subject to a license tax for their operation in the amounts and for the purposes prescribed by la w, but shall not be subject to ad valorem taxes. (c) No money shall be drawn from the treasury except in pursuance of appropriation made by law. (d) Provision shall be made by law for raising sufficient revenue to defray the expenses of the stat e for each fiscal period. (e) Except as provided herein, state revenues collected for any fiscal year shall be limited to stat e revenues allowed under this subsection for the prior fiscal year plus an adjustment for growth. As u sed in this subsection, growth means an amount equal to the average annual rate of growth in Florida pers onal income over the most recent twenty quarters times the state revenues allowed under this subsection f or the prior fiscal year. For the 1995-1996 fiscal year, the state revenues allowed under this subsection f or the prior fiscal year shall equal the state revenues collected for the 1994-1995 fiscal year. Florida pe rsonal PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012 NOTICE OF ELECTION I, Kenneth W. Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that an ele ction will be held in each county in Florida, on November 6, 2012, for the ratification or rejection of proposed revisions to the constit ution of the State of Florida. income shall be determined by the legislature, from information available from the United States Department of Commerce or its successor on the first day of February prior to the beginning of the f iscal year. State revenues collected for any fiscal year in excess of this limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches the maximum balance specified in Section 19(g) of A rticle III, and thereafter shall be refunded to taxpayers as provided by general law. State revenues allowe d under this subsection for any fiscal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature in a separate bill that contains no other subject and that sets forth the dollar amount by which the state revenues allowed will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading of the bill. For purposes of this subsection, state revenues means taxes, fees, licenses, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencie s outside state government. However, state revenues does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in documents authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state; revenue s that are used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenu es used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the excep tion of state matching funds used to fund elective expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the state lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund; balances carried for ward from prior fiscal years; taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, licenses, fees, and charges for services required to be imposed by any amendment or revision to this constitution after July 1, 1994. An adjustment to the r evenue limitation shall be made by general law to reflect the fiscal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions between the state and other levels of government. The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this subsection. SECTION 19. State revenue limitation. (a) STATE REVENUE LIMITATION.Except as provided in this section, state revenues collected in any fiscal year are limited as follows: (1) For the 2014-2015 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu es collected during the 2013-2014 fiscal year multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus f our onehundredths. (2) For the 2015-2016 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2014-2015 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus three o nehundredths. (3) For the 2016-2017 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2015-2016 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus two one hundredths. (4) For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to the state revenu e limitation for fiscal year 2016-2017 multiplied by the sum of the adjustment for growth plus one one hundredth. (5) For the 2018-2019 fiscal year and thereafter, state revenues are limited to an amount equal to t he state revenue limitation for the previous fiscal year multiplied by the adjustment for growth. (6) The adjustment for growth for a fiscal year shall be determined by March 1 preceding the fiscal year using the latest information available. Once the adjustment for growth is determined for a fiscal ye ar, it may not be changed based on revisions to the information used to make the determination. (b) REVENUES IN EXCESS OF THE LIMITATION.State revenues collected in any fiscal year in excess of the revenue limitation shall be transferred to the budget stabilization fund until the fun d reaches the maximum balance specified in Section 19(g) of Article III, and thereafter shall be used for the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from school dist ricts for participation in a state-funded education finance program, or, if the minimum financial effort i s no longer required, returned to taxpayers as provided by general law. (c) AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION. (1) The state revenue limitation for any fiscal year may be increased by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Unless otherwise provided by the bill increasing the re venue limitation, the increased revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph shall be used to determine the revenue limitation for future fiscal years. (2) The state revenue limitation for any one fiscal year may be increased by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. Increases to the revenue limitation enacted under this paragraph must be disregarded when determining the revenue limitation in subsequent fiscal years. (3) A bill increasing the revenue limitation may not contain any other subject and must set forth th e dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. The vote may not be taken less than seventy-two hours after the third reading in either house of the legislature of the bill in the form that will be presented to the governor. (d) AUTHORITY OF THE ELECTORS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE LIMITATION.The legislature may propose an increase in the state revenue limitation pursuant to a concurrent resolution enacted by a three-fifths vote of the membership of each house. The proposed increase shall be submitted to the electors at the next general election held more than ninety days after the resolution is filed with the custodian of state records. However, the legislature may submit the proposed increase at an earlier special election held more than ninety days after it is filed with the custodian of state records pursuant t o a law enacted by the affirmative vote of three-fourths of the membership of each house of the legislature. The resolution must set forth the dollar amount by which the state revenue limitation will be increased. Unless otherwise provided in the resolution, the increased revenue limitation shall be used to determine th e revenue limitation for future fiscal years. The proposed increase shall take effect if it is approve d by a vote of at least 60 percent of the electors voting on the matter. (e) REVENUE LIMIT ADJUSTMENT BY THE LEGISLATURE.The legislature shall provide by general law for adjustments to the state revenue limitation to reflect: (1) The fiscal impact of transfers of responsibility for the funding of governmental functions betwe en the state and other levels of government occurring after May 6, 2011; or (2) The fiscal impact of a new federal mandate. (f) GENERAL LAW IMPLEMENTATION.The legislature shall, by general law, prescribe procedures necessary to administer this section. (g) DEFINITIONS.As used in this section, the term: (1) Adjustment for growth means an amount equal to the average for the previous five years of the product of the inflation factor and the population factor. (2) Inflation factor means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in the calendar year ann ual average of the Consumer Price Index. The term Consumer Price Index means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, U.S. city average (not seasonally adjusted, current base for all items), as published by the United States Department of Labor. In the event the index ceases to exist, the legi slature shall determine the successor index by general law. (3) Population factor means an amount equal to one plus the percent change in population of the st ate as of April 1 compared to April 1 of the prior year. For purposes of calculating the annual rate of change in population, the states official population estimates shall be used. (4) State revenues means taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services imposed by the legislature on individuals, businesses, or agencies outside state government. However, the term sta te revenues does not include: revenues that are necessary to meet the requirements set forth in docume nts authorizing the issuance of bonds by the state for bonds issued before July 1, 2012; revenues that a re used to provide matching funds for the federal Medicaid program with the exception of the revenues used to support the Public Medical Assistance Trust Fund or its successor program and with the exception of state matching funds used to fund optional expansions made after July 1, 1994; proceeds from the sta te lottery returned as prizes; receipts of the Florida Hurricane Catastrophe Fund and Citizens Property Insurance Corporation; receipts of public universities and colleges; balances carried forward from p rior fiscal years; taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services imposed by local, regional, or school district governing bodies; or revenue from taxes, fees, licenses, fines, and charges for services au thorized by any amendment or revision to this constitution after May 6, 2011. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. State revenue limitation.The amendment to Section 1 and the creation of Section 19 of Article VII, revising the state revenue limitation, and this section take effect upon approval by th e electors and apply beginning in the 2014-2015 state fiscal year. NO. 4 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4, 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27, 32, 33 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROPERTY TAX LIMITATIONS; PROPERTY VALUE DECLINE; REDUCTION FOR NONHOMESTEAD ASSESSMENT INCREASES; DELAY OF SCHEDULED REPEAL. Ballot Summary: (1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation; assessments) and Section 6 (Homestead exemptions). It also would amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, rel ating to the Schedule for the amendments. (2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and specified nonhomestead property to increase when the just value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature may, by general law, provide that the assessment of homestea d and specified nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value of the property on the preceding January 1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value du e to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property which are assessed as provided for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters. If approved at a special elect ion held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall operate retroactively to Janu ary 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. (3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessments of nonhomestead real property. This amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shal l operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specified in such l aw, an additional homestead exemption to every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitution within 1 year after purchasing the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Florida homestead exemption applied. The additional homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 percent of the homestead propertys just value on Janu ary 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption may not exceed an amoun t equal to the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at iss ue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is establish ed. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the year of sale of the property. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the property and the assessed value o f the property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption shall be allowed per homestead property at one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the voters at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 20 12, if approved by the voters at the 2012 general election. The additional exemption is not available in th e sixth and subsequent years after it is first received. The amendment shall take effect upon approval by th e voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference prima ry, it shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013. (5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, o f constitutional amendments adopted in 2008 which limit annual assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until 2022 the submission of an amendment proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 4. Taxation; assessments.By general law regulations shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all property for ad valorem taxation, provided: (a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to Floridas aquifers, or land used exclus ively for noncommercial recreational purposes may be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, limitations, and reasonable definitions sp ecified therein, land used for conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and assessed solely on the basis of character or use. (c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax purposes, o r may be exempted from taxation. (d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption under Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall change be changed annually on January 1 1st of each year ; but those changes in assessments a. A change in an assessment may shall not exceed the lower of the following: 0830 SCT PAGE 1 OF 3

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PAGEA16SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012 1. a. Three percent (3%) of the assessment for the prior year. 2. b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or a successor index reports for the preceding calendar year as initially reported by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. b. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessment may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on the preced ing January 1. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a any change of ownership, as provided by general law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. T hereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of January 1 1st of the year following the establishment of the homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That assessment shall only change only as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by general law.; provided, However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, redu ction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the property shall be assessed as provided by general law. (7) The provisions of this subsection amendment are severable. If a provision any of the provisions of this subsection is amendment shall be held unconstitutional by a any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of the such court does shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this subsection amendment. (8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of this Article as of January 1 of either of the 2 two years immediately preceding the establishment of a the new homestead is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establishes a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that person received a homestead exemption on January 1, 20 07. The assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be determined as follows: 1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or equal to the just value of the prior ho mestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the ne w homestead shall be the just value of the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of $500,0 00 or the difference between the just value and the assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. 2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just value of the prior homestead as of J anuary 1 of the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new homestead divided by the just value of the prior homeste ad and multiplied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if the difference between the jus t value of the new homestead and the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to this subsubparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the difference between the just value and the assessed value equals $500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. b. By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature shall provide for app lication of this paragraph to property owned by more than one person. (e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment purposes and subject to the provisions of th is subsection, allow counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic property may b e assessed solely on the basis of character or use. Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the jurisdiction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible properties must be specified by g eneral law. (f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by general law, provide for a reduction in the assessed v alue of homestead property to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that property which res ults from the construction or reconstruction of the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or more natural or adoptive grandparents or parents of the owner of the property or of the owners spou se if at least one of the grandparents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62 years of ag e or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the lesser of the following: (1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construction or reconstruction of the property. (2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the property as improved. (g) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of residential real property, as d efined by general law, which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the assessment limitatio ns set forth in subsections (a) through (d) shall change only as provided in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law. However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (4), an assessm ent may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on th e preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any change of owner ship of a legal entity that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just value as of the ne xt assessment date. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided f or by general law. However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, t he property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (h) For all levies other than school district levies, assessments of real property that is not subje ct to the assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall change only as provide d in this subsection. (1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed annually on the date of assessment provided by law However, ; but those changes in assessments may shall not exceed 5 ten percent (10%) of the assessment for the prior year. The legislature may provide by general law that, except for changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to property assessed as provided in paragraph (5), an assessm ent may not increase if the just value of the property is less than the just value of the property on th e preceding date of assessment provided by law. (2) An No assessment may not shall exceed just value. (3) The legislature must provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a change of ownership or control, as defined by general law, including any cha nge of ownership of the legal entity that owns the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such property shall be assessed as provided f or by general law ; However, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this subsection. (i) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following in the determination of the assessed value of real property used for residential purposes: (1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of improving the propertys resistance to wind damage. (2) The installation of a renewable energy source device. (j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront properties shall be based upon the current use of the property: a. Land used predominantly for commercial fishing purposes. b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel launches into waters that are navigable c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public. d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, commercial fishing facilities, and marine vessel construction and repair facilities and their support activities. (2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable definitions as specified by the legislature by general law. SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the perma nent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt fr om taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of $25,000 twentyfive thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuati on greater than $50,000 fifty thousand dollars and up to $75,000 seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable tit le, by the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leaseho ld initially in excess of 98 ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 by a s tate agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to an y residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the int erest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the legislature may provide to rente rs, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax rel ief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding $50,000 fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age 65 sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed $20,000 twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional ex emption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by ge neral law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsec tion for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall recei ve a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of t he veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit t o the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans serviceconnected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat related, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discou nt, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may re apply. The legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. T his subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. (f) As provided by general law and subject to conditions specified therein, every person who establi shes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) within 1 year after purchasi ng the homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the homestead exemption provided in subsection (a) applied is entitled to an additional homestead exempt ion for all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount equal to 50 perc ent of the homestead propertys just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additiona l exemption may not exceed the median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendar year immediately preceding January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for a period of 5 years or until the year the property is sold, whichever occurs first. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amount of the additional exemption received in the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just valu e of the property and the assessed value of the property determined under Section 4(d), whichever is grea ter. Not more than one exemption provided under this subsection shall be allowed per homestead property a t one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if thi s amendment is approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference pri mary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if this amendment is approved at the 2012 gene ral election, but the additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it i s first received. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 27. Property tax exemptions and limitations on property tax assessments.The amendments to Sections 3, 4, and 6 of Article VII, providing a $25,000 exemption for tangible personal property providing an additional $25,000 homestead exemption, authorizing transfer of the accrued benefit fro m the limitations on the assessment of homestead property, and this section, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be held on January 29, 20 08, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2008, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the next general election, shall take eff ect January 1 of the year following such general election. The amendments to Section 4 of Article VII creating sub sections (f) and (g) of that section, creating a limitation on annual assessment increases for specified real property, shall take effect upon approval of the electors and shall first limit assessments beginnin g January 1, 2009, if approved at a special election held on January 29, 2008, or shall first limit assessment s beginning January 1, 2010, if approved at the general election held in November of 2008. Subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g) of Section 4 of Article VII, initially adopted as subsections (f) and (g) are repealed effective January 1, 2023 2019; however, the legislature shall by joint resolution propose an amendment abrogating the repeal of subsections (g) (f) and (h) (g), which shall be submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the general election of 2022 2018 and, if approved, shall take effect January 1, 2023 2019. SECTION 32. Property assessments.This section and the amendment of Section 4 of Article VII addressing homestead and specified nonhomestead property having a declining just value and reducing the limit on the maximum annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property, if submitte d to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized by law to be h eld on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors an d shall operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, or, if submitted to the electors of this state for approva l or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013. SECTION 33. Additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who recently have not owned homestead property.This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII providing for a n additional homestead exemption for owners of homestead property who have not owned homestead property during the 3 calendar years immediately preceding purchase of the current homestead propert y, if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at a special election authorized b y law to be held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, shall take effect upon approval by the electors and operate retroactively to January 1, 2012, and the additional homestead exemption shall be availa ble for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2011, or if submitted to the electors of this state for approval or rejection at the 2012 general election, shall take effect January 1, 2013, and the additional hom estead exemption shall be available for properties purchased on or after January 1, 2012. NO. 5 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2, 11, AND 12 (Legislative) Ballot Title: STATE COURTS. Ballot Summary: Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary. The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enac ted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed constitutional rev ision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of ea ch house, thereby providing that the Legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved b y a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the repeal. The cour t could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legis lature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision pro hibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislatures prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Qualifications Commission may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislatur e. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to repeal by general law enact ed by a majority vote of the legislators present. Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission, and appointments by the Governor are not subject to confirmation. This revision requires Senate confirmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before th e appointee can take office. If the Senate votes not to confirm the appointment, the judicial nominati ng commission must reconvene and may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the Senate. For the purpose of confirmation, the Senate may meet at any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will b e deemed confirmed and will take office. The Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitutio n to investigate and prosecute before the Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or jud ge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are confidential until formal charges are f iled by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal charges are filed, the formal charges and all further proceedings of the commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Qualifications Commission must make available, all information in the commissions possession for use in deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed rev ision requires the commission to make all of its files available to the Speaker of the House of Representa tives but provides that such files would remain confidential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request files of the Judicial Qualifications Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change. This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the Judicial Qualifications Commission, and makes other nonsubst antive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution. Full Text: ARTICLE V JUDICIARY SECTION 2. Administration; practice and procedure. (a) The supreme court shall adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts including the t ime for seeking appellate review, the administrative supervision of all courts, the transfer to the court ha ving jurisdiction of any proceeding when the jurisdiction of another court has been improvidently invoked and a requirement that no cause shall be dismissed because an improper remedy has been sought. The supreme court shall adopt rules to allow it the court and the district courts of appeal to submit questions relating to military law to the federal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces for an advisory opinion. Rules of court may be repealed by general law that expresses the policy behind the repeal enacted by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the legislature. The court may readopt the repealed rule only in conformity with the public policy expressed by the legislature. If the legislature determines that a rule has been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, the rule may not be readopted thereafter without prio r approval of the legislature. (b) The chief justice of the supreme court shall be chosen by a majority of the members of the court ; shall be the chief administrative officer of the judicial system; and shall have the power to assign justices or judges, including consenting retired justices or judges, to temporary duty in any court for which th e judge is qualified and to delegate to a chief judge of a judicial circuit the power to assign judges for duty in that circuit. (c) A chief judge for each district court of appeal shall be chosen by a majority of the judges ther eof or, if there is no majority, by the chief justice. The chief judge shall be responsible for the administrat ive supervision of the court. (d) A chief judge in each circuit shall be chosen from among the circuit judges as provided by supre me court rule. The chief judge of a circuit shall be responsible for the administrative supervision of the circuit courts and county courts in the his circuit. SECTION 11. Vacancies. (a) Whenever a vacancy occurs in a judicial office to which election for retention applies, the gove rnor shall fill the vacancy by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday after the first Monday i n January of the year following the next general election occurring at least one year after the date of appoin tment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominated by the appropriate judicial nomi nating commission. (b) The governor shall fill each vacancy on a circuit court or on a county court, wherein the judges are elected by a majority vote of the electors, by appointing for a term ending on the first Tuesday aft er the first Monday in January of the year following the next primary and general election occurring at least one year after the date of appointment, one of not fewer than three persons nor more than six persons nominat ed by the appropriate judicial nominating commission. An election shall be held to fill that judicial offi ce for the term of the office beginning at the end of the appointed term. (c) The nominations shall be made within thirty days from the occurrence of a vacancy unless the per iod is extended by the governor for a time not to exceed thirty days. The governor shall make the appoin tment within sixty days after the nominations have been certified to the governor. (d) Each appointment of a justice of the supreme court is subject to confirmation by the senate. The senate may sit for the purpose of confirmation regardless of whether the house of representatives is in session or not. If the senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the just ice shall be deemed confirmed. If the senate votes to not confirm the appointment, the supreme court judicial nominating commission shall reconvene as though a new vacancy had occurred but may not renominate any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the senate. The appointment of a justice is effective upon confirmation by the senate. (e) (d) There shall be a separate judicial nominating commission as provided by general law for the supreme court, one for each district court of appeal, and one for each judicial circuit for all trial courts within the circuit. Uniform rules of procedure shall be established by the judicial nominating commissions at each level of the court system. Such rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted b y a majority vote of the membership of each house of the legislature, or by the supreme court, five just ices concurring. Except for deliberations of the judicial nominating commissions, the proceedings of the commissions and their records shall be open to the public. SECTION 12. Discipline; removal and retirement. (a) JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION.A judicial qualifications commission is created. (1) There shall be a judicial qualifications commission vested with jurisdiction to investigate and recommend to the Supreme Court of Florida the removal from office of any justice or judge whose cond uct, during term of office or otherwise occurring on or after November 1, 1966, (without regard to the effective date of this section) demonstrates a present unfitness to hold office, and to investigate and recomm end the discipline of a justice or judge whose conduct, during term of office or otherwise occurring on or a fter November 1, 1966 (without regard to the effective date of this section), warrants such discipline. F or purposes of this section, discipline is defined as any or all of the following: reprimand, fine, sus pension with or without pay, or lawyer discipline. The commission shall have jurisdiction over justices and judge s regarding allegations that misconduct occurred before or during service as a justice or judge if a c omplaint is made no later than one year following service as a justice or judge. The commission shall have jurisdiction regarding allegations of incapacity during service as a justice or judge. The commissio n shall be composed of: a. Two judges of district courts of appeal selected by the judges of those courts, two circuit judge s selected by the judges of the circuit courts and two judges of county courts selected by the judges of those courts; b. Four electors who reside in the state, who are members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be chosen by the governing body of the bar of Florida; and c. Five electors who reside in the state, who have never held judicial office or been members of the bar of Florida, and who shall be appointed by the governor. (2) The members of the judicial qualifications commission shall serve staggered terms, not to exceed six years, as prescribed by general law. No member of the commission except a judge shall be eligible fo r state judicial office while acting as a member of the commission and for a period of two years there after. No member of the commission shall hold office in a political party or participate in any campaign for j udicial office or hold public office; provided that a judge may campaign for judicial office and hold that o ffice. The commission shall elect one of its members as its chairperson. (3) Members of the judicial qualifications commission not subject to impeachment shall be subject to removal from the commission pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 7, Florida Constitutio n. (4) The commission shall adopt rules regulating its proceedings, the filling of vacancies by the app ointing authorities, the disqualification of members, the rotation of members between the panels, and the temporary replacement of disqualified or incapacitated members. The commissions rules, or any part thereof, may be repealed by general law enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house o f the legislature, or by the supreme court, five justices concurring. The commission shall have power to issue subpoenas. Until formal charges against a justice or judge are filed by the investigative panel with the clerk of the supreme court of Florida all proceedings by or before the commission shall be confidential; p rovided, however, upon a finding of probable cause and the filing by the investigative panel with said clerk of such formal charges against a justice or judge such charges and all further proceedings before the commis sion shall be public. (5) The commission shall have access to all information from all executive, legislative and judicial agencies, including grand juries, subject to the rules of the commission. At any time, on request of the speaker of the house of representatives or the governor, the commission shall make available to the house of representatives all information in the possession of the commission which information shall remain confidential during any investigation and until such information is used in the pursuit for use in consideration of impeachment or suspension, respectively. (b) PANELS.The commission shall be divided into an investigative panel and a hearing panel as established by rule of the commission. The investigative panel is vested with the jurisdiction to re ceive or initiate complaints, conduct investigations, dismiss complaints, and upon a vote of a simple majorit y of the panel submit formal charges to the hearing panel. The hearing panel is vested with the authority to receive and hear formal charges from the investigative panel and upon a two-thirds vote of the panel recomme nd to the supreme court the removal of a justice or judge or the involuntary retirement of a justice or judge for any permanent disability that seriously interferes with the performance of judicial duties. Upon a s imple majority vote of the membership of the hearing panel, the panel may recommend to the supreme court t hat the justice or judge be subject to appropriate discipline. (c) SUPREME COURT.The supreme court shall receive recommendations from the judicial qualifications commissions hearing panel. (1) The supreme court may accept, reject, or modify in whole or in part the findings, conclusions, a nd recommendations of the commission and it may order that the justice or judge be subjected to approp riate discipline, or be removed from office with termination of compensation for willful or persistent fai lure to perform judicial duties or for other conduct unbecoming a member of the judiciary demonstrating a pr esent unfitness to hold office, or be involuntarily retired for any permanent disability that seriously in terferes with the performance of judicial duties. Malafides, scienter or moral turpitude on the part of a justice or judge shall not be required for removal from office of a justice or judge whose conduct demonstrates a pre sent unfitness to hold office. After the filing of a formal proceeding and upon request of the investigat ive panel, the supreme court may suspend the justice or judge from office, with or without compensation, pendin g final determination of the inquiry. (2) The supreme court may award costs to the prevailing party. (d) REMOVAL POWER. The power of removal conferred by this section shall be both alternative and cumulative to the power of impeachment. (e) PROCEEDINGS INVOLVING SUPREME COURT JUSTICE. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this section, if the person who is the subject of proceedings by the judicial qualific ations commission is a justice of the supreme court of Florida all justices of such court automatically sha ll be disqualified to sit as justices of such court with respect to all proceedings therein concerning suc h person and the supreme court for such purposes shall be composed of a panel consisting of the seven chief judges of the judicial circuits of the state of Florida most senior in tenure of judicial office as circuit judge. For purposes of determining seniority of such circuit judges in the event there be judges of equal t enure in 000CBZV 0830 SCT PAGE 2 OF 3

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SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012, PAGEA17 0830 SCT 000CBZW PAGE 3 OF 3 judicial office as circuit judge the judge or judges from the lower numbered circuit or circuits sha ll be deemed senior. In the event any such chief circuit judge is under investigation by the judicial qual ifications commission or is otherwise disqualified or unable to serve on the panel, the next most senior chief circuit judge or judges shall serve in place of such disqualified or disabled chief circuit judge. (f) SCHEDULE TO SECTION 12. (1) Except to the extent inconsistent with the provisions of this section, all provisions of law and rules of court in force on the effective date of this article shall continue in effect until superseded in the manner authorized by the constitution. (2) After this section becomes effective and until adopted by rule of the commission consistent with it: a. The commission shall be divided, as determined by the chairperson, into one investigative panel and one hearing panel to meet the responsibilities set forth in this section. b. The investigative panel shall be composed of: 1. Four judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Three non-lawyers. c. The hearing panel shall be composed of: 1. Two judges, 2. Two members of the bar of Florida, and 3. Two non-lawyers. d. Membership on the panels may rotate in a manner determined by the rules of the commission provided that no member shall vote as a member of the investigative and hearing panel on the same proceeding. e. The commission shall hire separate staff for each panel. f. The members of the commission shall serve for staggered terms of six years. g. The terms of office of the present members of the judicial qualifications commission shall expire upon the effective date of the amendments to this section approved by the legislature during the reg ular session of the legislature in 1996 and new members shall be appointed to serve the following stagger ed terms: 1. Group I.The terms of five members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one judge fr om the district courts of appeal and one circuit judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall ex pire on December 31, 1998. 2. Group II.The terms of five members, composed of one elector as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Art icle V, two members of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b. of Article V, one circuit judge a nd one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V shall expire on December 31, 2000. 3. Group III.The terms of five members, composed of two electors as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)c. of Article V, one member of the bar of Florida as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)b., one judge from the distri ct courts of appeal and one county judge as set forth in s. 12(a)(1)a. of Article V, shall expire on December 31, 2002. g. h. An appointment to fill a vacancy of the commission shall be for the remainder of the term. h. i. Selection of members by district courts of appeal judges, circuit judges, and county court judges shall be by no less than a majority of the members voting at the respective courts conferences. Sel ection of members by the board of governors of the bar of Florida shall be by no less than a majority of th e board. i. j. The commission shall be entitled to recover the costs of investigation and prosecution, in additi on to any penalty levied by the supreme court. j. k. The compensation of members and referees shall be the travel expenses or transportation and per diem allowance as provided by general law. NO. 6 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 28 (Legislative) Ballot Title: PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC FUNDING OF ABORTIONS; CONSTRUCTION OF ABORTION RIGHTS. Ballot Summary: This proposed amendment provides that public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This prohibition does n ot apply to an expenditure required by federal law, a case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness that would place her in danger of death unless an abo rtion is performed, or a case of rape or incest. This proposed amendment provides that the State Constitution may not be interpreted to create broade r rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. With respect to aborti on, this proposed amendment overrules court decisions which conclude that the right of privacy under Article I, Section 23 of the State Constitution is broader in scope than that of the United States Constitution Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 28. Prohibition on public funding of abortions; construction of abortion rights. (a) Public funds may not be expended for any abortion or for health-benefits coverage that includes coverage of abortion. This subsection does not apply to: (1) An expenditure required by federal law; (2) A case in which a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical injury, or physical illness, including a life-endangering, physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself, whi ch would, as certified by a physician, place the woman in danger of death unless an abortion is perform ed; or (3) A pregnancy that results from rape or incest. (b) This constitution may not be interpreted to create broader rights to an abortion than those contained in the United States Constitution. NO. 8 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE I, SECTION 3 (Legislative) Ballot Title: RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution providing that no individual or entity may be denied, on the basis of religious identity or belief, governmental benefits, funding or other support, except as required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and deleting t he prohibition against using revenues from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any chu rch, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. Full Text: ARTICLE I DECLARATION OF RIGHTS SECTION 3. Religious freedom.There shall be no law respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting or penalizing the free exercise thereof. Religious freedom shall not justify practices inconsistent with public morals, peace, or safety. Except to the extent required by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, neither the government nor any agent of the government may deny to a ny individual or entity the benefits of any program, funding, or other support on the basis of religiou s identity or belief. No revenue of the state or any political subdivision or agency thereof shall ever be taken from the public treasury directly or indirectly in aid of any church, sect, or religious denomination or in aid of any sectarian institution. NO. 9 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: HOMESTEAD PROPERTY T AX EXEMPTION FOR SURVIVING SPOUSE OF MILITARY VETERAN OR FIRST RESPONDER. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature to provide by general law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouse of a militar y veteran who died from servic e -connected causes while on active duty or to the surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the Legislature to totally exempt o r partially exempt such surviving spouses homestead property from ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first responder as a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an em ergency medical technician, or a paramedic. This amendment shall take effect January 1, 2013. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twent y -five thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuat ion greater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of r ight thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, b y the entireties, jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leaseho ld initially in excess of ninet y -eight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to an y residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which th e interest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to rente rs, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by gener a l law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the leg a l or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixt y -five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars. The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant this additional exemption, within the li mits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by general law, and mus t provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for chang es in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall recei ve a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of t he veterans permanent, servic e -connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit t o the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat r elated, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does no t require implementing legislation. (f) By general law and subject to conditions and limitations specified therein, the Legislature may provide ad valorem tax relief equal to the total amount or a portion of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property to the: (1) Surviving spouse of a veteran who died from servic e connected causes while on active duty as a member of the United States Armed Forces. (2) Surviving spouse of a first responder who died in the line of duty. (3) As used in this subsection and as further defined by general law, the term: a. First responder means a law enforcement officer, a correctional officer, a firefighter, an eme rgency medical technician, or a paramedic. b. In the line of duty means arising out of and in the actual performance of duty required by employment as a first responder. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Advalorem tax relief for surviving spouses of veterans who died from servic e -connected causes and first responders who died in the line of duty This section and the amendment to Section 6 of Article VII permitting the legislature to provide ad valorem tax r elief to surviving spouses of veterans who died from servic e -connected causes and first responders who died in the line of duty shall take effect January 1, 2013. NO. 10 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32 (Legislative) Ballot Title: TANGIBLE PERSONAL P R OPERTY TAX EXEMPTION. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to: (1)Provide an exemption from ad valorem taxes levied by counties, municipalities, school districts, and other local governments on tangible personal property if the assessed value of an owners tangible personal property is greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000. This new exemption, if approved by the voters, will take effect on January 1, 2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll and subsequent tax rolls (2) Authorize a county or municipality for the purpose of its respective levy, and as provided by ge neral law, to provide tangible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance. This is in addition to other statewide tangible personal property tax exemptions provided by the Constitution and this amendment. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions (a) All property owned by a municip a lity and used exclusively by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from taxation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality, may be required b y general law to make payment to the taxing unit in which the property is lo c ated. Such portions of property as are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, religious or charitable purposes ma y be exempted by general law from taxation. (b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to every head of a family residing in this st ate, household goods and personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, p roperty to the value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars. (c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant community and e c onomic development ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expansions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality, and only after the elector s of the c o unty or municipality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by or for the use of a new business and improvements to real property related to the expansion of an exist ing business and shall also apply to tangible personal property of such new business and tangible person al property related to the expansion of an existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of suc h exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of time for which such exemption may be gran ted to a new business or expansion of an existing business shall be determined by general law. The autho rity to grant such exemption shall expire ten years from the date of approval by the electors of the coun ty or municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided by general law. (d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsection and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the requirements for eligible properties must be specified by general law. The period of time for which this exemption may be gran ted to a property owner shall be determined by general law. (e) (1) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of tangible personal property is subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation. Tangible personal property is also exempt from ad valorem taxation if the assessed value of such property is greater than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty tho usand dollars. (2) A county or municipality may, for the purposes of its respective tax levy, provide additional ta ngible personal property tax exemptions by ordinance, subject to this subsection and as provided in general law. (f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes, including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as defined by general law. (g) By general law and subject to the conditions specified therein, each person who receives a homestead exemption as provided in section 6 of this article; who was a member of the United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida Nationa l Guard; and who was deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty outside the continental Unite d States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military operations designated by the legislature shall rece ive an additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value of his or her homestead property. Th e applicable percentage shall be calculated as the number of days during the preceding calendar year t he person was deployed on active duty outside the continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in suppo rt of military operations designated by the legislature divided by the number of days in that year. ARTICLE XII SCHEDULE SECTION 32. Tangible personal property; ad valorem tax exemption.The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII providing that property is exempt from tangible personal property tax if the assessed va lue of such property is greater than twenty-five thousand dollars but less than fifty thousand dollars shal l take effect January 1, 2013, and applies to assessments for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 20 13. NO. 11 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 (Legislative) Ballot Title: ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; LOW-INCOME SENIORS WHO MAINTAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENCY ON PROPERTY; EQUAL TO ASSESSED VALUE. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law, to allow counties and municipali ties to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who has maintained permanent residency on t he property for not less than 25 years, who has attained age 65, and who has a low household income as defined by general law. Full Text: ARTICLE VII FINANCE AND TAXATION SECTION 6. Homestead exemptions. (a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the perma nent residence of the owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner, shall be exempt fr om taxation thereon, except assessments for special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-fi ve thousand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on the assessed valuation gr eater than fifty thousand dollars and up to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties jointly, in common, as a condominium, or indirectly by stock ownership or membership representing the owners or members proprietary interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in excess of ninetyeight years. The exemption shall not apply with respect to any assessment roll until such roll is fi rst determined to be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state agency designated by gene ral law. This exemption is repealed on the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provide s for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value. (b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any individual or family unit or with respect to an y residential unit. No exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the int erest in the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property. (c) By general law and subject to conditions specified therein, the Legislature may provide to rente rs, who are permanent residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established by general law. (d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and subject to the provisions of general law, to grant either or both of the following an additional homestead tax exemptions : (1) An exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars ; or-. (2) An exemption equal to the assessed value of the property to any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate with a just value less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars an d who has maintained thereon the permanent residence of the owner for not less than twenty-five years and who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income does not exceed the income limitation prescribed in paragraph (1). The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant these this additional exemptions exemption, within the limits prescribed in this subsection, by ordinance adopted in the manner presc ribed by general law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the cost of living. (e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or totally permanently disabled shall recei ve a discount from the amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was combat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran was honorably discharged upon separation from military service. The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of t he veterans permanent, service-connected disability as determined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant must submit t o the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof of residency at the time of entering military service, an official letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating the percentage of the veterans service-connected disability and such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat r elated, and a copy of the veterans honorable discharge. If the property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the appraiser must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial, and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general law, waive the annual application requirement in subseq uent years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-executing, and does not require implementing legislation. NO. 12 CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7 (Legislative) Ballot Title: APPOINTMENT OF STUDENT BODY PRESIDENT TO BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. Ballot Summary: Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body president s as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to require that the Boar d of Governors organize such council of state university student body presidents. Full Text: ARTICLE IX EDUCATION SECTION 7. State University System. (a) PURPOSES. In order to achieve excellence through teaching students, advancing research and providing public service for the benefit of Floridas citizens, their communities and economies, the people hereby establish a system of governance for the state university system of Florida. (b) STATE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM. There shall be a single state university system comprised of all public universities. A board of trustees shall administer each public university and a board of gove rnors shall govern the state university system. (c) LOCAL BOARDS OF TRUSTEES. Each local constituent university shall be administered by a board of trustees consisting of thirteen members dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The board of governors shall establish the powers and duties of the boards of trustees. Each board of tr ustees shall consist of six citizen members appointed by the governor and five citizen members appointed by the board of governors. The appointed members shall be confirmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of five years as provided by law. The chair of the faculty senate, or the equivalent, and the presid ent of the student body of the university shall also be members. (d) STATEWIDE BOARD OF GOVERNORS. The board of governors shall be a body corporate consisting of seventeen members. The board shall operate, regulate, control, and be fully responsibl e for the management of the whole university system. These responsibilities shall include, but not be limi ted to, defining the distinctive mission of each constituent university and its articulation with free publi c schools and community colleges, ensuring the well-planned coordination and operation of the system, and avoi ding wasteful duplication of facilities or programs. The boards management shall be subject to the power s of the legislature to appropriate for the expenditure of funds, and the board shall account for such expenditures as provided by law. The governor shall appoint to the board fourteen citizens dedicated to the purposes of the state university system. The appointed members shall be confirmed by the senate and serve staggered terms of seven years as provided by law. The commissioner of education, the chair of the advisory council of faculty senates, or the equivalent, and the chair of the council of student body presidents, which council shall be organized by the board of governors and consist of all the studen t body presidents of the state university system president of the Florida student association, or the equivalent, shall also be members of the board.

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Living with a pet that has a picky palette can be very frustrating. Take it from me, I know firsthand. Rascal, my 15 year old terrier mix is a picky eater. The problem, at least for Rascal, is that since puppyhood, she finds what is going on in the outside world more interesting than what is in her food bowl. Twice a day at each meal time for 15 year now, I must find creative ways to keep her interested in her food. Oh, I have tried everything, from different types of kibble to can dog food, even human food. The crazy things I have to do to keep her interest aimed in her food bowl may change week to week, sometimes day to day. Sometimes if I dance around with her bowl of food, she may get excited and eat. Sometimes not. One day she may like her food, and the next day turn her nose up at the same food. So I have to mix a different flavor of canned food each day in with her kibble. Which flavor will she like today? I am never sure. Now my other dogs eat with no trouble at all, and finish their food in no time at all. Not Rascal She picks one kibble at a time, chews it, and then looks around to see if there is anything interesting happening. So I have to make sure there is nothing around to distract her. Needless to say, Rascals mealtime can last awhile. During this time, my other dogs are kept separate from her. This has been going on for 15 years!!!! My friend Judy has a picky eater too. 4 year old Gidget has a change of taste almost daily. What was delicious to eat that morning, she will turn her nose up to that evening. And so, just as I have different flavors of canned food to flavor the kibble in my house, so does Judy have a wide selection of flavors for Gidget. Could this be karma for me? I seem to remember as a youngster that I was a picky eater too. My Mom and Dad would not let me leave the table until I finished my meal, and sometimes I was at the dinner table for what seemed like hours. Now I can understand their frustration. Picky, picky, picky .Oh what we do for our picky pets. They love us, and we love them, but boy some of them could drive us a bit crazy! But just as my Mom and Dad made sure I was properly fed, so I do that for my picky eater. PAGEA18SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012 To Advertise on This Page Call 352-793-2161 Hi my name is Stealth my ID number is (33812 C) I am a owner surrender searching my next fur ever family. Please come and visit me. Shelter sweethearts Hi my name is Dexter my ID number is (33755) I am a male and I am a stray searching fur ever family, Please come and visit me. Hi my name is Whatsup my ID number is (33623) I am a male and I am up for adoption please come and visit me at Sumter County Animal Services. All these potential pets and more are waiting for new homes at Sumter County Animal Services. Animal Services is open for adoptions Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. with same day adoptions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays before 1:30 p.m. Call 569-1960. If you love animals and have time to volunteer Animal Services is always looking for animal lovers to help feed and walk the animals. They are picky pets Linda Graves Sumter DART Critter chatter 000CPY5 MOTORHOMES FIFTH WHEELS TRAVEL TRAILERS CLASS A, B, C GAS & DIESEL NEW & PRE-OWNED 4505 Monaco Way, Wildwood, FL For more information call 866-888-8941 www.AllianceCoach.com THURS., SEPT. 27 SUN., SEPT. 30 Hours: Thurs. & Fri. 8-5pm Sat. 9-5 Sun. 11-5 DOOR PRIZES FACTORY REPS ON HAND TOP $$$ FOR YOUR TRADE DEEPEST DISCOUNTS OF THE YEAR BBQ HOT DOGS ALL WEEKEND! OVER 100 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM REGISTER TO WIN AN IP AD 000CP8N 000CLS1 www.harborlightsrestaurant.com (352) 793-7058 (352) 793-7058 (2 Blocks off CR 470) 907 CR 439B LAKE PANASOFFKEE Harbor Lights Harbor Lights Your Hosts THE CARSONS Thurs.-Sat. 4pm to 10pm Sunday Noon to 8pm Thursday Buffet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 Seafood & Roast Beef Buffet (Fri. & Sat.) $11.95 Add Crab Legs Fri. & Sat. Sunday Buffett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 RESTAURANT & LOUNGE WATERFRONT DINING RESTAURANT & LOUNGE WATERFRONT DINING The Hayseed Cafe 000CIEY OPEN 7 DAYS (352) 568-8008 599 N. MARKET BLVD., WEBSTER OLE TYME ICE CREAM SHOPPE OUTSIDE SEATING NOW AVAILABLE! Best Fried Chicken In The State Buy 1 Double Scoop Cone, Get 1 Kids Cone FREE With this coupon 746925 RESTAURANTS ACTIVITIES EVENTS TRAVEL MOVIES GOING OUT Live 000CND7 Let us know about your special Fall or Halloween events. Email your event happenings to: news @ sctnews.com 000CP8T

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SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012, PAGEA19 Sumter sports Raiders prepare for homecoming South Sumter High head football coach Inman Sherman was not thrilled with his defense. Oh sure, the Raiders beat Class 4A-District 4 foe Mount Dora High 34-12 Friday at home. However, the Raiders gave up too many points Friday and that does not make for a happy head coach. Defensively, we played lazy, said Sherman. We gave up two big plays that our next opponent (Dunnellon) will see and try to take advantage of. Mount Dora rolled up 205 yards passing but ran for just 45 yards. The Raiders Defensive Player of the Week was a relatively easy choice. J.R. Ceballos had one solo tackle, five assists and zero loafing plays, said Sherman. News flash: Sherman hates laziness. Also on defense, Zay Story had five solos and two assists. Devyn Jessmer had four solos and three assists. Brandon Anderson had three solos and four assists. Brandon Curtis had three solos and five assists. Free safety Kiki Neal had four assists on tackles. The Offensive Player of the Week was an unusual choice. Elijah English made some key blocks and great effort, said the head coach. Quarterback Clay Simmons did most of his damage as a runner. He had 12 carries for 95 yards and a touchdown. Neal, Davarreus Gibson, Anderson Faulk and Tafario McKrachon all ran for a score. South Sumter owned the ground against Mount Dora, gaining 330 yards rushing. The Raiders only had 43 yards passing as Simmons completed four of 11 pass attempts. South Sumter is now 4-0 and 1-0 in Class 4A-District 4. South Sumter High should face some speed for the Homecoming Game 7:30 p.m. Friday night. LARRYBUGG Times Correspondent BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesTeam effort? When it comes to the South Sumter Raiders, team effort is what theyre pushing literally. The Raiders gained in a push to get South Sumter ball carrier Max McLain some extra yardage before being taken down by Mt. Dora in last Fridays game. Raiders and Hurricanes continued to join the push as the play moved up the field toward the Raiders goal line. The Raiders were looking to gain and the Canes to stop them. South Sumter managed to gain about 10 yards in the rush of action, moving McLain along. Brandon Curtis Devyn Jessmer Elijah English Keanu Neal Xavier Story Brandon Anderson Wildwood tops Crescent City 18-14 There is reason for rejoicing this week at Wildwood High School. Wildwood Highs football team beat Crescent City 18-14 Friday in a district contest. Fortunately, the Wildcats were creative in their play and way of winning. Wildwoods Anthony Wong came up with touchdowns on both offense and defense. Wong picked off an interception and returned it 15 yards for the score. He also ran five yards for the TD. Wildcat kicker Richard Dyal also booted field goals of 37 and 25 yards to nail down to the victory. Wildwood is now 1-3 and hoping the triumph over Crescent City means the season is turning around for the Sumter County team. The Wildcats coach had plenty to be grateful for in that triumph. The offense had a strong game from the offensive line, said Wildwood High head football coach Matt LaBranche. The defense only allowed four first downs. Now the Wildcats hope for a two-game winning streak. This Friday, they face Williston High School there at 7:30 p.m. The Red Devils are coming off a 26-0 loss to Newberry. Theres no reason for Wildwood to get overconfident here. They have a great coach in coach (Jamie) Baker, said LaBranche. I expect them to have athletes and be very physical. Hopefully, Wildwood can prove to be just as athletic and more physical as well as triumphant this Friday in Williston. After all, two victories and three defeats would absolutely be such an improvement and it makes it easier for the Wildcats to forget the first three games of the season. Sometimes, a memory failure is truly a genuinely wonderful thing and something to be treasured forever. Having delightful memories of the 2012 season would be great too. Anthony Wong Shawn Kennedy Terrence Green LARRYBUGG Times Correspondent The South Sumter Middle School Girls Golf team members for this school year are: (back row, left to right) Sydney Kadur, Jocelyn Mort, Casey Lovett; (front row, left to right) Sarah Sarver, Makira ODonnell, Madison ODonnell. South Sumter Middles Girls Golf Team 000CQZM AUTO LIFE HOME HEALTH NOT JUST FOR FARMERS HELPING YOU IS WHAT WE DO BEST M ARK A. P ETERSON MARK.PETERSON@FFBIC.com Office: 352-793-4545 Fax: 352-793-6410 R ICHARD L. H ELMS Richard.Helms@FFBIC.com Cell: 352-303-9523 7601 SR 471 Bushnell, FL 33513 OFFENSE DEFENSE South Sumter High School Farm Bureau YE PLA YE RS OF THE WEEK PLA YE RS OF THE WEEK Mark Peterson of Farm Bureau Insurance presents this weeks Defensive Player of the Week Game Ball to LB Efrain Junior Ceballos. Junior recorded 1 solo tackle, 5 assists, 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack vs. Mount Dora High School. Additionally Junior also had ZERO Loafs Friday night, something the SSHS coaches are really emphasizing. Richard Helms of Farm Bureau Insurance presents this weeks Offensive Player of the Week Game Ball to TE Elijah English. Elijah moved over to offense this year to play the TE position and is improving each week. His blocking was critical to the Raider offensive success Friday night vs. Mount Dora High School, providing the lead block to three Raider touchdowns. The coaching staff also credited him with ZERO Loafs during the game, which is a great measurement of his hustle.

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Harden Dr & BR 60spatio.www.dudleysauction .com 10%bp cash/chk (352)637-9588 AB1667-AU2246 Livestock WANTED: CASH PAID FOR CATTLECALL352-568-7700000CQ0L Mobile Homes For Rent Bring your fishing pole!INVERNESS, FL55+ park on lake w/5 piers, clubhouse and much more! Rent includes grass cutting and your water 1 bedrooms start @$325 inc. H20 2 bedrooms start @$450 inc H20 Pets considered and section 8 accepted. call 352-476-4964 for details! Apartments Unfurnished WILDWOOD1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments for Rent, $155-$200 per week Included utilities352-330-4433 Pictured are members of the Granville Beville 2234, Bushnell chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Granville Beville 2234 members discuss upcoming year On Saturday, September 08, 2012 the Granville Beville 2234, Bushnell Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy met at the home of Jewell Stansell in Groveland. The Hostesses were Jewell Stansell and Carol Tomlinson. In the meeting it was discussed about the up and coming year. The Military Service Awards Ceremony was finalized for September 15, 2012 at the First Baptist Church of Wildwood. Six Veterans will be honored at this time. To be eligible for this honor they have a Confederate Ancestor. Florida Division Convention is to be held in Tampa this year, from October 4-6 at the Sheraton Hotel Tampa East. There will be 5 members attending. A collection was taken up for the Volunteer Administration Veterans Services in Orlando to support gift cards that are given out to Veterans in need. Member Belle Phillips received two supplemental certificates, one on Antine G. Rutherford who served in Company H, 7th Regiment, Florida Infantry, C.S.A and the other on John Railford Alvarez who served in Company B, 2nd Regiment, Florida Cavalry, C.S.A. Rose Hellwig was given her membership certificate on James Deboard who served in Company B, 10th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry, C.S.A. We were visited by Jo Crafton, who has completed her application for membership and Barbara Eason who is a prospective member. The next meeting will be held at the home of Joyce White in Bushnell October 13, 2012. For more information call Carol Tomlinson, 352.516.5720 or Joyce White, 352.793.8119. Pictured are Belle Phillips and Tammy Moore, registrar. Pictured are Carol Tomlinson, President, Rose Hellwig, Mary Harrison, ex-registrar.

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PAGEA22SUMTERCOUNTY(FL) TIMES, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER27, 2012 608-0927 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE The Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coast will be facilitating the Bi-Monthly Board of Directors Meeting on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Early Learning Coalition of the Nature Coasts main office at 1560 N. Meadowcrest Blvd, Crystal River, FL. 34429. Please contact Coalition Staff at 352-563-9939, ext. 263 if you have any questions. Public participation is welcome. September 27, 2012. 664-0927 SCT10/2/2012 meeting Sumter County School BoardPUBLIC NOTICE The Sumter County School Board will meet on Tuesday, October 02, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. for closed student expulsion hearings and at 5:30 p.m. for the Regular Sumter County School Board Public Meeting at 2680 West County Road 476, Bushnell, FL 33513. September 27, 2012. Meeting Notices Meeting Notices Meeting Notices 606-0927 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE CITY OF BUSHNELL The City of Bushnell Board of Adjustment & Code Enforcement will meet at 5:30 PM, Tuesday, October 9, 2012 for a regular public meeting in the Bushnell Council Chambers located at 117 Joe P. Strickland Jr. Avenue. The meeting will be to consider code enforcement action regarding property located at 202 West Noble Avenue owned by 202 West Noble Avenue, LLC. There will be discussion on revisions to the Land Development Regulations. Any interested persons are invited to attend. September 27, 2012. 663-0927 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE SUMTER COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD The Sumter County School Board, in compliance with the Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act, F.S. 287.055, requests statements of qualifications for: Professional Services to Provide Construction Management at Risk services for the construction phase of SOUTH SUMTER HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING 14 ADDITION TO PE FACILITIES, 706 North Main St., Bushnell, FL. Applicants must be a licensed Building/General Contractor in the State of Florida and if a corporation, must be registered by the Department of State, Division of Corporations at the time of application. Interested firms must submit the information required by the Request for Qualifications application packet, which may be obtained from the Facilities Department at 301 W. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, Florida 33513, Phone (352) 793-1281, Fax (352) 793-9298 Firms desiring to provide the above described Professional Services shall submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of the Request for Qualifications application packet containing all related and requested information by 2:00 PM, Friday, October 5, 2012. Questions regarding this project are to be directed to Jim Allen, Facilities, Director of Facilities & Planning, Facilities Department, 301 W. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, Florida 33513, Phone (352)793-1281, Fax (352) 793-9298. The School Board of Sumter County, Florida reserves the right to waive any or all informalities in the selection process and to reject any or all Professional Qualification Statements. September 20 & 27, 2012. Misc. Notices Misc. Notices Misc. Notices 600-1004 SCT vs. Barnes, James D. & Shanda & Julia M. McCormick case No: 2011-CA-000609 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.2011-CA-000609 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES D. BARNES, SHANDA BARNES, AND JULIA M. MCCORMIC, NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, I will sell the Property situated in Sumter County, Florida, described as follows: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE, PERPETUAL EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS AND UTILITIES OVER AND ACROSS THE NORTH 35 FEET OF THE SE 1/4 OF SW 1/4 AND THE NORTH 35 FEET OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF SE 1/4 AND THE WEST 35 FEET OF THE SE 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 215 East McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513, at 10:00 A.M., on October18, 2012. A 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. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk September 27 & October 4, 2012. 601-1004 SCT Vs.Webb, Kevin E. Case No: 60-2011-CA-000419 Notice of Rescheduled Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR CITRUS COUNTY, FLORIDACIVILACTION CASE NO.60-2011-CA-000419 DIVISION PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN E. WEBB et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 5, 2012 and entered in Case NO. 60-2011-CA-000419 of the Circuit Court of the FIFTH Judicial Circuit in and for SUMTER County, Florida wherein PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and KEVIN E. WEBB; CATHYL. WEBB; TENANT#1 N/K/AJANAYAHAUGABROOK are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at at 215 EASTMCCOLLUM AVE. SUITE 327 BUSHNELL, FL33513 at 10:00AM, on the 18th day of October, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 13 AND THE EASTERLY5 FEET OF LOT 12, WOODLANE MEADOWS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 71 AND 71 A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A1504 MEADOW STREET, WILDWOOD, FL34785 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MYHAND and the seal of this Court on September 11, 2012. Gloria R. Hayward, Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk F11005137 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities reuqesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact, Cheryl Creel (352) 568-6628 or (TDD) 800-955-8771. September 27 & October 4, 2012. 604-1004 THSCT vs. Cross, Kimberly Jean & Unknown Spouse & Michael J. Bouffard & Unknown Spouse Case No: 60-2011-CA-001069 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUITCOURTOF THE FIFTH JUDICIALCIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.:60-2011-CA-001069 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. KIMBERLYJEAN CROSS; MICHAELJ. BOUFFARD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KIMBERLYJEAN CROSS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAELJ. BOUFFARD; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALLUNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 22, 2012, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in SUMTER County, Florida, described as: LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 4, BUSHNELLPARK, PLAT NO. 28, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 131, OF THE PUBLIC RECORD OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1343 S.W. 68TH AVENUE, BUSHNELL, FL33513-4716 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on October 18 2012, at eleven o`clock a.m. EST, at the West Door of the Sumter County Courthouse located at 209 North Florida Street, Bushnell, FL33513, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. 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 at Bushnell, Florida, this 10th day of September, 2012. Gloria R. Hayward, Clerk of the Circuit Court (Seal)By:/s/Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE APERSON WITH ADISABILITYWHO NEEDS ANYACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT 209 NORTH FLORIDA STREET, BUSHNELL, FL33513; (352) 793-0215; IF HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); OR 1-800-955-8770 (V); VIAFLORIDARELAYSERVICE. September 27 & October 4, 2012. 656-0927 SCT Vs. Taylor, Dorothy S. File No: 2012-CP-000289 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.2012-CP-000289 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY S. TAYLOR, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY S. TAYLOR, deceased, File Number 2012-CP-000289, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate 660-0927 SCTvs. Bruce D. Hartog Case No: 60-2012-CA-000556 Notice of ActionPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 60-2012-CA-000556 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. BRUCE D. HARTOG, JENNIFER C. SCALES, JAMIE A. STREETER, JILLIAN B. HARTOG, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:JENNIFER C. SCALES BELIEVED TO BE AVOIDING SERVICE OF PROCESS AT THE ADDRESS OF: 2258 REMINGTON CT NE MARIETTA, GA 30066 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER C. SCALES BELIEVED TO BE AVOIDING SERVICE OF PROCESS AT THE ADDRESS OF: 2258 REMINGTON CT NE MARIETTA, GA 30066 JILLIAN B. HARTOG CURRENT ADDRESS UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 4561 COUNTY ROAD 504 WILDWOOD, FL 34785 You are notified that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Sumter County, Florida: THE NORTH 260 FEET OF THE SOUTH 375 FEET OF LOT 19, BLOCK I WILDWOOD RANCH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE(S) 29A AND 29B, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 4561 COUNTY ROAD 504, WILDWOOD FL 34785 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Edward B. Pritchard of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813) 229-0900, on or before October 12, 2012, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: August 30, 2012. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable Gloria R. Hayward 215 E. McCollum Avenue Bushnell, Florida 33513 (Seal) By: /s/ Kallym Wells, Deputy Clerk 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 Cheryl Creel, 225 E. McCollum Avenue, Sumter County Judicial Center, Bushnell, Florida 33513, phone (352) 568-6628 within 7 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. September 20 and 27, 2012. 661-0927 SCTvs. Leonard Church Case No.: 2012-CA-000377 Notice of ActionPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. : 2012-CA-000377 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK Plaintiff, vs. LEONARD CHURCH A/K/A LEONARD L. CHURCH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEONARD CHURCH A/K/A LEONARD L. CHURCH; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION SUCCESSOR BY MERGER WITH WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: LEONARD CHURCH A/K/A LEONARD L. CHURCH 2618 Dreux Court NW Kennesaw, GA 30152 Or 2566 Hialeah Avenue The Villages, FL 32162 Or 2470 Ambler Cir. The Villages, FL 32162-4369 UNKNOWN SPOUSE LEONARD CHURCH A/K/A LEONARD L. CHURCH 2618 Dreux Court NW Kennesaw, GA 30152 Or 2566 Hialeah Avenue The Villages, FL 32162 Or 2470 Ambler Cir. The Villages, FL 32162-4369 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above-named Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: LOT 80, VILLAGE OF SUMTER HIALEAH VILLAS REPLAT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 36 AND 36A, PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Heather M. Meglino, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 9th day of September, 2012. In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at 209 North Florida Street, Bushnell, Florida 33513, telephone (352) 793-0215, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (Seal) By: /s/ Kallym Wells, Deputy Clerk September 20 and 27, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Division, the address of which is 215 East McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513. The name and address of the personal representative and his 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 objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is: September 13, 2012. /s/DAVID C. SASSER, ESQ. /s/ LANCE J. TAYLOR JOHNSTON & SASSER, P.A. 21072 Daoline Road P. O. Box 997Brooksville, FL 34601 Brooksville, FL 34605-0997 FLORIDA BAR NO. 297720 Telephone: (352) 796-5123 September 20 & 27, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices 602-1004 SCTTuller Mary Susan File No. 2012CP000218 Notice to Cred.PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2012CP000218 Division Probate IN RE: MARY SUSAN TULLER Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA TION The administration of the estate of Mary Susan Tuller, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, Florida, 33513, file number 2012CP000218. The estate is testate and the date of the decedents will and any codicils are Last Will and Testament dated November 22, 2004. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. The fiduciary lawyer-client privilege in Section 90.5021 applies with respect to the personal representative and any attorney employed by the personal representative. Any interested person on whom a copy of the notice of administration is served who challenges the validity of the will or codicils, qualification of the personal representative, venue, or the jurisdiction of the court is required to file any objection with the court in the manner provided in the Florida Probate Rules WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the date that is 3 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on that person, or those objections are forever barred. A petition for determination of exempt property is required to be filed by or on behalf of any person entitled to exempt property under Section 732.402, WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the later of the date that is 4 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on such person or the date that is 40 days after the date of termination of any proceeding involving the construction, admission to probate, or validity of the will or involving any other matter affecting any part of the exempt property, or the right of such person to exempt property is deemed waived. An election to take an elective share must be filed by or on behalf of the surviving spouse entitled to an elective share under Sections 732.201 -732.2155 WITHIN THE TIME REQUIRED BY LAW, which is on or before the earlier of the date that is 6 months after the date of service of a copy of the Notice of Administration on the surviving spouse, or an attorney in fact or a guardian of the property of the surviving spouse, or the date that is 2 years after the date of the decedents death. The time for filing an election to take an elective share may be extended as provided in the Florida Probate Rules. Attorney for Personal Representative:Personal Representative: James E. Wade, IIIT ammy Sue Wells Attorney for Tammy Sue WellsP.O. Box 937 Florida Bar Number: 0374083Bushnell, Florida 33513 WADELAW, P.A. 116 Bushnell Plaza Bushnell, Fl 33513 Telephone: (352) 568 2500 Fax: (352) 568 2501 E-Mail: jameswade@wadelaw.us September 27 & October 4, 2012. 603-1004 SCT Turner, Bernice G. File No: 2012CP000311 Notice to Creditors PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 2012CP000311 IN RE: Estate of BERNICE G. TURNER, 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 BERNICE G. TURNER, deceased, Case Number 2012CP000311, 605-1004 THSCT Florence E. Green Case No.: 2012-CP-000340 Notice to CreditorsPUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA FILE NO.: 2012-CP-000340 IN RE: ESTATE OF FLORENCE E. GREEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FLORENCE E. GREEN, deceased, File Number 2012 CP 000340 is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum Ave., (P.O. Box 2587), 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. Attorney for Personal Representative:Personal Representative: Randall N. Thornton Randall N. Thornton FL Bar No. 176505P.O. Box 58 P.O. Box 58 Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538 Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538 (352) 793-4040 September 27 and October 4, 2012. 609-1004 THSCT Wilbert Carl Jenkins Case No.: 2011-CP-000135 Notice of Administration PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CP-000135 IN RE: ESTATE OF WILBERT CARL JENKINS Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION (intestate) The administration of the estate of Wilbert Carl Jenkins, deceased, Case Number 2011 CP 000135, Is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 215 E. McCollum, Bushnell, FL 33513. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the qualifications of the personal representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this Court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY 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 must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Attorney for Personal Representative:Personal Representative: By: /s/ Ruby Seymour-BarrMarchahal A. Jenkins Florida Bar No.: 3968344101 SW 27th Street 5042 Pembroke RoadWest Park, FL 33023 West Park, FL 33021 Telephone: 954-399-8584 September 27 and October 4, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration by the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 209 North Florida Street, Bushnell, Florida, 33513, that the decedents date of death was May 11, 2011 that the total value of the estate is $72,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NAME ADDRESS Darius TurnerPost Office Box 242 Coleman, FL 33512 Keiona Turner Post Office Box 242 Coleman, FL 33512 All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedents estate other than those from 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 September 27, 2012. Attorney for Person Giving Notice:Person Giving Notice: /s/Christopher J. Smith/s/Jewel Coleman WILLIAMS, SMITH & SUMMERS, P.A.Post Office Box 242 380 West Alfred Street Coleman, FL 33512 Tavares, Florida 32778 (352) 343-6655 Florida Bar No. 0266248 September 27 & October 4, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 610-1004SCT 10-12 sale PUBLIC NOTICE Baker Bros. Self Storage hereby gives notice that the entire contents of the following unit will Self Storage Notices be Disposed of on October 12, 2012 Kendra Tillman Unit B-21 This notice is given pursuant to section 83.806 Fl Statues to satisfy the self Self Storage Notices service facility owners lien on contents thereof. Published two (2) times in the Sumter County Times September 27 & October 4, 2012. Self Storage Notices Rent: Houses Unfurnished Real Estate For Sale BUYER REBATE*50% of COMM.* New/Resale-All FL 30+ yrs. exp. Call For Details Ron & Karna Neitz Brokers/Owners CITRUS REAL TY GROUP 352-795-0060 PUBLISHERS NOTICE:All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin, or an intention, to make such preference, limitation or discrimination. Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. Auctions Estates Absolute Auction754.71+/-Acres, Residential & Commercial PUD Development Land, Approved for 3,014 Units plus Commercial, Greensboro, NC. Oct. 18, 2012 at 2pm at Koury Convention Center in Biltmore Room, Greensboro, NC. Iron Horse Auction Co., Inc. (800)997-2248. NCAL3936. www .ironhorse auction.com Campers/ Travel Trailers WE BUYRVS, Travel Trailers, 5th Wheels, Motor Homes Call US 352-201-6945 Auto Parts/ Accessories 4 TIRESP25570R16 $60. (352) 793-4970 Vehicles Wanted BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 BUYING JUNK CARS Running or Not CASH PAID -$300 & UP (352) 771-6191 WE BUY ANY VEHICLEIn Any Condition Tile, No Title, Bank Lien, No Problem, Dont Trade it in. 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