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204 E. McCollum Ave. Bushnell, Florida 33513 Call us at (352) 793-2161 Sumter County Times Thursday, January 12, 2012Volume 126 Number 2Established in 1881 50 Cents E-mail us: firstname.lastname@example.org For more news, videos, photos Visit us: sumtercountytimes.comT IMES QUICK CLICK SUMTER COUNTY Bushnell is plowing ahead BOB REICHMAN/Sumter County TimesThe City of Bushnell began clearing land in front of City Hall this week to make room for a new downtown park. The project is expected to be completed within a year. Dozens of soldiers some representing the U.S. military, some representing the Seminole nation, prepared for battle last weekend. Its been that way for years as reenactors make their way to Dade Park for the annual recreation of the 1838 battle between Major Francis Dade, his men and more than 200 Seminoles. For years, Lorrie Arnholds family has set up camp across a small foot bridge that separates the Seminole village from the soldier encampment. Every year for nearly two decades, she greeted people from the family campsite her daughter Sabrina by her side. Sabrina was D onations comprise a substantial portion of the funding for the Sumter County Youth Center in Bushnell, but theres a problem. Inside the centers thrift store, on east County Road 48, shelves and racks are filled with donated items that are resold to help support youth activities provided by the center. There are dozens of shoes, a wide assortment of clothing, toys, pots and pans and just about every item imaginable that can be resold. But some of the donated goods dont end up as proceeds benefitting youngsters, some times, they are stolen before they even make it to the shelves. Were losing a lot of good donations, said Della Boushley, executive director of the center. Theyre taking away from money that would go to services to the kids. About 40 percent of the centers funding comes from sales in the thrift store and thieves are cutting into that, she said. Its a frustrating situation that has center representatives fighting back. Surveillance cameras have been installed to monitor thrift store activities and people seen taking items are now being prosecuted for their actions, Boushley said. A large sign has been erected outside the building letting people know that if they are caught stealing, they will be prosecuted. In the past few months, the center has successfully launched court procedures against several suspected thieves. While shoplifting has been a minor problem, the majority of the thefts have occurred when people drop off items. Boushley said center employees became suspicious when parents of children enrolled at the center said they had dropped off donations that employees never saw. Since installing surveillance cameras in August, center workers have seen nine difference incidents where dropped off items have been taken, she said. Some people have just backed up trucks and taken everything weve had out front, Boushley said. In one case, we actually found (the donated items) at a yard sale in the area. The thefts are lost revB OB R EICHMAN Editor Battle Days See BATTLE Page 5 PET OF THE WEEK PET OF THE WEEK B RENDAL OCKLEAR Staff writerStealing from the needy Photos by BOB REICHMAN/Sumter County TimesSumter County Youth Center Executive Director Della Boushley stands at the entrance to the centers thrift store. Boushley said they are beginning to take court action against people who are stealing merchandise donated to the center.Youth Center fights back against thefts A sign in front of the Sumter County Youth Center in Bushnell is a warning to would-be thieves. Bulldozers and tree cutters are an indication in front of Bushnell City Hall that work has started on a new town square park that includes a 35-foot gazebo and a decorative fountain on land directly in front of the city building. On Tuesday, demolition started on the old School Board building on Florida Street. The site will become the home for the new gazebo. When it is completed, the construction contract is for 365 days, the area will become a park with additional parking for downtown, said City Manager Vince Ruano. Our hope is to revitalize the downtown a bit and make it more attractive to visitors and to be able to DADE DADE PARK PARK B OB R EICHMAN Editor BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County Times The Seminole reenactors are shown moving in on the military during Saturdays reenactment. The event drew nearly 3,000 people. Inside Inside See CENTER Page 2 See CITY Page 2
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Adding to help catch would-be thieves, the Bushnell Police Department has increased surveillance at the center, with several officers even patrolling after their shifts have ended, Boushley said. I think its pretty low of a person to steal from a non-profit organization. Were trying to serve the community as best we can. Theyre taking away from the children of this county by doing this. For additional information about the Sumter County Youth Center call 568-8722. CENTER continued from Page 1 bring in more activities and events in that area. A new underground storm water vault will also be installed. The park will serve as a hub for new sidewalks and bicycle paths that will snake beyond the city for many miles in all directions. The multi-modal project was initiated by the city more than four years ago and is funded by the state Department of Transportation, according to Ruano. The park will include about 50 parking spaces, decorative pavers and trees and other landscaping surrounding the fountain and gazebo, according to construction plans and composite drawings. The entire project, down to the species of decorative trees, the gazebo roof profile and scenic showcase of the historic courthouse, is designed to meld esthetically, however multi-modal functionality is the key element, Ruano said. The availability of parking will allow residents to park their cars and stroll or ride their bicycles around town and beyond. Recent road work along U.S. 301 north of downtown was the result of the multimodal project. The sidewalk and bike paths are parts of the Bushnell project that were started early so the facilities would be completed without interference from planned roadwork on U.S. 301. BRENDA LOCLKLEAR/Sumter County TimesWork on the future park and gazebo in downtown Bushnell is under way, but part of the future includes removing some of the past. 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More than 300 retired law enforcement officers will be taking aim and shooting later this month when they descend on Sumterville. The officers will be participating in Sheriff Bill Farmers annual retired officers firearm qualifications scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, and Friday, Jan. 27, at the agencys Firearms Training Facility at 999 County Road 529A, in Sumterville. Farmer hosted the inaugural firearm qualifications for retired officers in 2008 in response to state law that allows qualified current and former law enforcement officers to carry concealed handguns provided they meet an annual firearms qualifications requirement. Firearm qualifications for retired officers is now an annual event hosted by the sheriff with more than 300 officers scheduled to participate in this years two-day event. Because of the popularity of the course, last year the program was expanded to two days instead of one to accommodate the amount of people who participated, said sheriffs Capt. Kevin Hofecker. Participants receive a legal overview of state laws and a firearm safety inspection before qualifying. Once qualified, participants receive an identification card showing the type of firearm qualified and date of qualification indicating compliance with the annual qualification requirement. The course used to qualify the retired officers is the same course used by certified Florida law enforcement officers and approved by the Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission. This event is open to all Sumter County residents, those previously qualified at earlier Sumter County Sheriffs Office retired officer courses, and members of the Villages Police and Fire Retirees Club. For additional information, contact sheriffs Lt. Nehemiah Wolfe in The Villages district office at (352) 689-4600. Tuesday, Jan. 3Edwin Earl Davis, 36, Bushnell, was arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond set at $500. Travis Ryan Collier, 24, Oxford, was arrested for possession of narcotic equipment. Bond set at $500. Holly M. Kelmar, 19, The Villages, was arrested on a Lake County warrant. No bond set. Johnathon Daniel Lindsay, 19, Wildwood, was arrested for two counts of burglary, two counts of larceny and trespassing. Bond set at $16,250. Ronald Wayne Williams, 43, Bushnell, was arrested for domestic battery. Bond set at $1,500. Wednesday, Jan. 4Marvin Chase Smallwood, 24, Wildwood, was arrested on a Lake County warrant and for driving while license suspended. Bond set at $10,000. Thursday, Jan. 5Sandra Morell Wilson, 47, Bushnell, was arrested for aggravated assault. Bond set at $3,000. Stanley M. Haybron, 37, Wildwood, was arrested for driving while license suspended. Bond set at $2,000. Roger E. Graham, 33, Coleman, was arrested for burglary, simple assault and property damage. No bond set. Arturo Herrera-Carranza, 31, Bushnell, was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without a license. Bond set at $500. Friday, Jan. 6David Glenn Wallace, 51, Center Hill, was arrested for withholding support. Bond set at $2,660. Siraj James Harron, 35, Oxford, was arrested for violation of probation. No bond set. Saturday, Jan. 7Ashley Nicole Hunt, 18, Wildwood, was arrested for violation of probation, sale of cocaine and possession of cocaine. Bond set at $10,000. Traveil Lenard Weaver, 21, Wildwood, was arrested for driving while license suspended and fraud. Bond set at $1,000. Sunday, Jan. 8Christopher Keith David, 34, Wildwood, was arrested for driving under the influence. Bond set at $500. Ralph Olin Barry Jr., 43, Center Hill, was arrested for burglary, property damage and violation of probation. Bond set at $5,500. Walter Stevenson, 57, Bushnell, was arrested for burglary, aggravated assault and battery. Bond set at $31,000. Monday, Jan. 9Lee Roy Parker Jr., 52, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested on a Monroe County warrant and for violation of probation. Bond set at $75,000. Linda Diana McDaniel, 52, Lake Panasoffkee, was arrested on a Lake County warrant. Bond set at $10,000. John Michael Smith, 33, Wildwood, was arrested on a Hernando County warrant. Bond set at $500. S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012, P AGE 3 ESTABLISHED1881(USPS#535-880)GIVEUSACALL NewsDepartment.............. 352-793-2161 Circulation..................1-888852-2340 RetailAdvertising....... ....... 352-793-2161 ClassifiedAdvertising..TollFree1-877-676-1403 Fax.......................... 352-793-1486 TheSumterCountyTimesispublishedThursdays, 52timesayear,forasubscriptionpriceof $25.00peryearinSumterCountyby:S UMTER C OUNTY T IMES 204E.McCollumAve. Bushnell,Florida33513 Deadlines: Displayadvertising Proof.................... Fridayat3:00p.m. Final....................Mondayat3:00p.m. ClassifiedAdvertising.........TuesdayatnoonPeriodicalPostagepaidatBushnell,Florida,and atadditionalmailingoffices. POSTMASTER:SENDADDRESSCHANGESTO SUMTERCOUNTYTIMES. 1452 W. 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If you have information concerning a wanted person or a crime you may call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS. You may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 Vincent Foster, 23 3891 N.E. 91 Street., Wildwood Charges: Grand theft $300 or more less than $20,000; fraudulent use of a caredit card. Abel Perez, 28 16135 S. U.S. 301, Summerfield Charges: Two counts organized fraud/less than $20,000. Tori Turner, 31 1902 Warm Springs Ave., Coleman Charges: Sale of cocaine. 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. 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. Jessie Browning, 50 1420 N.E. 169th Terr., Silver Springs Charges: Burglary of occupied structure/CV or ATT; grand theft $300 L/$5,000. Teresa Waymyers, 29 705 Kilgore St., Wildwood Charges: Fraudulent use of a credit card more than $100; fraudulent use of personal I.D. information. Bradley Wilson, 22 1006 Sun Country Ct., Mt. Dora Charges: Throwing a deadly missile into occupied vehicle. Tamara Sundquist, 32 1158 S.W. 48th Ave., Bushnell Charges: Possession of methamphetamine. Christine Pridgen, 37 8449 Bay Lake Rd., Groveland Charges: Possession of methamphetamine. Police report Retired cops come out shooting B OB R EICHMAN Editor
P AGE 4 S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012 Give holiday stealing a harsher penalty I ts difficult to watch those news videos during the holiday season when they show someone caught in the act of stealing gifts or money that are meant for the needy. Its depressing to know that people do that, especially at a time of year when so many families need a helping hand through the season and that others can be generous enough to help. But, there it is, right on camera. People stealing money cans filled with donations; people stealing Christmas gifts accumulating in collection boxes. The good thing about the videos is that the thieves usually can be identified and hopefully apprehended. Still, theres something disheartening about knowing that some people will take whatever they can from whomever they can. Unfortunately, the Sumter County Youth Center is dealing with a similar situation: People stealing from those less fortunate. But, times are changing and suspected thieves are now facing charges for their actions. While the thievery problem isnt enormous at the Bushnell center, it is problematic and it does cut in to funding for services that the center provides to lower income youngsters. The majority of the problem comes when people drop off donations in front of the center after hours. Thats when thieves pull up and just take whatever goods have been left at the center. But the recent addition of surveillance cameras and beefed-up patrolling by the Bushnell Police Department is having an impact. Suspected thieves are being caught on camera and they are being prosecuted. Thats the good news. As the center clamps down on thievery, we hope that the judicial system provides maximum penalties for the people responsible for stealing from the center. There really are three different victims in this sort of crime: customers on tight incomes who need to find bargains like the ones the center provides, the center itself and the youngsters who benefit from the funding the thrift store provides. It would be a good idea for legislators to consider passing new laws that enact stiffer penalties for people who steal from charitable and non-profit organizations. They deserve harsher penalties. To all RepublicansTo all Republicans in Sumter County who want to get involved in the political arena in this very important election year. The Republican Club of Sumter County will meet on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the home of Roger and Joanna Jones at 7 p.m. and would like to invite those who are interested in participating in any of the campaigns or are just interested in learning more to come and bring friends. Because Florida is an early Primary in the national scheme, we have a unique opportunity to influence the outcome of our partys choice to oppose President Obama. Remember that the only poll that counts is the one on Election Day and it is a long time until August. One caucus does not determine the final outcome. We will have as much information about candidate organizations and representatives as is available at the present time. For more information call 7933895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Roger Jones President Republican Club of Sumter County Boys & Girls Clubs thank sponsors Thanks to support from the community, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake and Sumter counties provided a fun, safe place for 185 children to spend their time during the 2011 Holiday Break. We are so blessed to be supported by wonderful businesses and community members, said Joni Smith, Chief Professional Officer. Sponsors for the 2011 Holiday Break included: Full Day Sponsors Mr. & Mrs. Robert Braun, Mr. Larry Jimenez (STAR Distributing), The Carlyle Appellate Law Firm, Montverde Academy, Ms. Jamie Hanja, SunTrust, United Southern Bank (6 Full Days), Clermont Kiwanis Club and Leesburg Lions Club. Half Day Sponsors Clermont Kiwanis Club, Loving Kitchen, Mr. & Mrs. Doug and Donna Braun and Mr. & Mrs. Bob and Jeanne Hobson. Lunch Sponsors Oakwood Smokehouse, Chick-fil-A in The Villages, Ms. Pat Worden and BB&T North Blvd. Other contributors included: Ms. Carrie Rainey, Heart Sisters, Morris Realty & Investments, Kiley and Sons Plumbing, Mrs. Lee Ann Gilson, Clermont Womens Club, and Dr. Forrest Jerkins DDS. Special thanks go out to several supporters who went well above and beyond in helping to support the 2011 Holiday Break Program: Hans Cay Jacobsen Foundation $25,000 toward Holiday Break and Project Learn for 2012, Davita $3,000, Church at South Lake provided all lunches and snacks for South Lake Unit for the entire break, United Southern Bank sponsored a day at each site, Oakwood Smokehouse provided lunch for 4 sites, Publix Store #0815 $250 gift card toward food expenses. Boys and Girls Club What Happened to the American Dream?2012 will be one of the most important election years in the history of our country. We have accepted the pitiful performance of our political representatives far too long. Congress approval rate is now 10 percent. It is the most dysfunctional Congress since the civil war. We cannot get them to balance the budget, we have a colossal debt, the economy is in the gutter, and the list just goes on. Projections show the gridlock is likely to continue after this election as the Senate will continue to be subject to filibuster. Only a House of Representatives that is willing to take a stand can force significant change. The American people must step up to find and elect House representatives who will stand up for the country. We cannot afford to let the hoopla of a presidential election distract us. A new president and a few new seats in Congress is not enough. We need a complete overhaul and we can do that in 2012 through the grassroots efforts of GOOOH. We need people now to help select a House candidate in their district. This is it folks. If you do not engage, what comes next could be more painful than anything we have ever experienced. The time to act is now. Go to Goooh.com and join the process to ensure the future of yourself, your families, friends, children and grandchildren. C.C. Rice Texas City, TX SECO members give their co-op top marks S ECO members recently got to voice their opinions on their Co-ops performance during 2011. A comprehensive customer satisfaction telephone survey was conducted in late November and December and the results have now been tabulated. The bottom line is that the members gave the SECO a great report card. The survey, conducted annually on behalf of SECO by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, lets SECO officials know what is on their member/consumers minds and how well they think their utility is being run. Barry Bowman, SECO Director of Corporate Communications, said, A statistically valid sample of members in Marion, Lake, Citrus and Sumter counties were surveyed. Overall, members continue to think very highly of their cooperative with a mean overall satisfaction rating of 8.87 on a 10-point scale with seven in ten members giving ratings of 9 or 10. Bowman noted that the coop scored very well on having courteous and friendly employees, having accurate and understandable bills, supporting the local community, being environmentally sensitive, minimizing longer outages and restoring power quickly after an outage, keeping members informed, and delivering good value for the money to name a few of the categories. The survey also contained a series of standardized questions that enable SECO to be compared to other utilities who seek to rate themselves on the nationally recognized American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). SECO CEO Jim Duncan said, On this particular index a score like SECOs ACSI score of 85 is considered to be very high. Our index ranking for 2011represents one of the highest in the industry and ranked higher than the average for the nations Touchstone Energy co-ops, the ranked investor-owned electric utilities in Florida, and was 10 points above the electric industry average of 75. We appreciate the input of our members. Their thoughts help us stay on top of what is important to them. Their responses this year to our survey validate what J.D. Power and Associates found recently in that respected companys own nationwide survey of customer satisfaction with electric utilities. Their survey ranked SECO as the highest in customer satisfaction of all the utilities in Florida both large and small. So, thank you members. We will continue to keep the focus on providing our members with best customer service possible, Duncan concluded. 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 email@example.com. OPINIONS INVITED SECO Sumter County Times O pinion Letters to the editor LSCC director earns regional recognition Lake-Sumter Community Colleges Learning and Development Center Director Marion Kane earned the Association of Florida Colleges Central Florida Regions Unsung Hero Award. The award is presented to a local chapter and/or region member for their strong commitment and tireless behind-the-scenes efforts. AFC Region III Director and LSCC Workforce Education Programs Manager Patti Weasel announced Kanes selection during the professional organizations October annual convention.
S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012, P AGE 5 only four when her mother began participating, but shes now grown, married to Chuck Adams and the mother of two-year-old Savannah Adams. Already, the toddler wears the bright red her grandmother liked and greets guests from the campsite. But this year was different for their family this year Arnholds familiar flowing, red Seminole dress dangled from a post in the center of their camp her black hat, hawk feathers, beads and soft-heeled shoes crowning the dress in tribute to Arnhold who died last September. Mrs. Adams remembers those early years she came with her mom and points out that she herself didnt attend every year, but her mother did. In her mothers honor, she and Savannah are carrying on the tradition. The annual event is a draw for thousands of people, reenactors and spectators travel from around the state and sometimes nation, to attend the reenactment. But the family was out to take part in something she loved and this years reenactment had much to offer. I think everything went fantastic, said park ranger and manager Bruce Whiting. Almost 3,000 people attended the event. This years reenactment also drew dozens of sutlers or vendors and exhibitors the central portion of the park was filled with displays and goods. Whiting figures there were an additional 500 people attending this years reenactment. People seemed to enjoy the reenactment, he said, adding that it was great weather with a good turnout. This years battle reenactment also included a change. Seminole Billy Cypress was the narrator from the Seminole aspect of the battle. This was the first year the Seminole perspective has been narrated since Cypresss death, several years ago. Some of the suttlers or vendors were new this year and some that had not been there in several years had returned. There were additional demonstrations and a quilt was raffled off. Exhibitors offered the crowd everything from fry bread and kettle corn, to pioneer toys. There were blanket traders, trading posts, wares tents, blacksmithing, broom and rope making, clothing and art, a cooper, a spinner and a weaver. There was even an antique print press and a Highlander camp. National Geographic was also on the premises, filming from the sidelines and amid the actual battle. The park continues to add events to their annual calendar including living encampments through the year, a Frontier Christmas event in December, fall events, the World War II Day in August, car shows and the winter agenda. The list for January and February includes a winter bird walk, a wild edibles workshop, pine needle basket making class, geocoaching workshop, wild plant and game dishes, a live birds of prey program and recyclables class taking things from trash to treasure junk to jewels and rugs.For more information, call the park at 352-793-4781 or visit their website link up through the Sumter County Times www.sumtercountytimes.com visit the website, scroll to the bottom and the community links section click on the Dade Park link. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesReenactors portrayed those who were injured and killed during the original 1838 battle. Lorrie Arnholds period costume hung in front of the Adams tent at the annual reenactment in her honor Arnhold passed away in September. Each year, she participated in the event. Her daughter and granddaughter continue the tradition they learned at her knee dressed in period clothing and settled in at the family camp. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesDanielle Fritchey sits atop her dad Bryans shoulders for her visit to Dade Park last Saturday. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesLaughing Woman, poses with some of her jewelry. The dress is part of her camp, but was also available for purchase. BATTLE continued from Page 1 BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesHarley Gilmore, John Missall and Jackson Walker were working to promote and raise funds for the Seminole Wars Historic Foundation Inc. BRENDA LOCKLEAR/Sumter County TimesJudie Bradley works the loom as visitors stop by the tent.
George Warren Fussell, 84 George Warren Fussell, 84, of Sylvania, Ga., died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012. Survivors include his daughters, Cyndi Pennington, Victoria McCormick; sons, Robert Fussell, Billy Fussell, Buddy Stokes and Mike Stokes. Funeral services for Mr. Fussell were Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at 12 p.m., with visitation one hour prior. Interment followed at Pine Level Cemetery, Oxford. On line condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.banskpagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Banks/PageTheus Funeral Home, Leesburg. William Carl Shepard, 73William Carl Shepard, 73 of Jonesboro and Bushnell, died at 4:50 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons, Mike (Jill) Shepard of Boise, Idaho and Jim (Cheri) Shepard of Kuna, Idaho; one daughter, Donna (Ralph Kirby) Shepard of Spokane, Wash. Visitation was at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. Services followed at 11 a.m., Pastor Philip Howe presided. Interment was at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Grace Lee Mann, 87 Grace Lee Mann, 87, of Salt Springs, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 at her home. Grace was born on Friday, Oct. 3, 1924 in Dog Bluff, S.C., to the late Dewey and Neita (Demery) Cannon. She was a Native American of the Waccamaw Tribe. Mrs. Mann is also preceded in death by her beloved husband, Herbert Mann. She enjoyed traveling. Condolences may be sent to the family by signing Graces online page at WWW.WattsFuneralHomes.com. Mrs. Mann is survived by her loving sons, Charles H. Mann of Salt Springs, and Lambert P Mann of Lakeland; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many other family and friends who will miss her dearly. Graveside service was Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Watts Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Inc., San Mateo, Florida. Richard James Robinson, 74 Richard James Robinson, 74, of Bushnell, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at Inverness. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; daughters, Theresa Penny of Wildwood, Darlene Robinson of Bushnell, and Penny Robinson of Wildwood; son, James David Robinson of Jax. Online Condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Herbert Richard Heath, 61 Herbert Richard Dick Heath, 61, of Hernando, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at his residence. Dick was born in Leesburg, on Sept. 6, 1950 to the late William and Martha (Bennett) Heath. Dick served our country in Vietnam in the United States Army as a medical corpsman. He then was employed as a respiratory therapist at Citrus Memorial Hospital for 33 years. He enjoyed walking his dog, boating, motorcycling and spending time with his wife and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Murielle; his daughter Bonnie (Tony) Prevatt, Bushnell; his son, Richard Heath, Oviedo, Florida; stepsons, Robert Olver, Inverness and Steven Olver, Hernando; his brother, Danny (Andrea) Heath, Texas; sister, Janice (Hulin) Pitts, Cross City, FL; three grandchildren, Taylor, Flynn and Maycee Prevatt. He was preceded in death by a brother, Bill Heath. A graveside committal service will be held at Florida National Cemetery on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with military honors. Friends may join the procession to the cemetery at 9:45 a.m. from the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. Donald Wayne Mitchell Sr., 67Donald Wayne Mitchell, Sr., 67, of Zephyrhills, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 at Zephyrhills. Survivors include his sons, Donald Wayne Mitchell Jr. of Lithia, and Gary Christopher Mitchell of Aurora, Ill.; mother, Evelyn Johnson of Leesburg. A visitaP AGE 6 S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012 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 000A845 Sunday School 9:45 AM Morning Worship 11:00 AM Evening Service 6:00 PM Wednesday Prayer Meeting 6:30 PM 000A73R WEBSTER First Baptist Church of Webster 1/4 mile east of 471 on SE 1st Ave. Sumterville United Methodist Church OVER 150 YEARS OF PRAYER 2565 CR 522 1 BLOCK EAST OF HWY 301 000A73P SUMTERVILLE Invites you to attend Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m. Pastor Charles Tomberlin All children are invited. 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 000A73M LAKE PANASOFFKEE 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. 000A73K 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 000A732 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 000A73A BUSHNELL ( D i s c o v e r t h e D i f f e r e n c e ) 4.3 Miles West of I-75 on Hwy 4 8 Classic Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 A.M. Bible Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:30 A.M. Celebration Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:45 A.M. Wednesday Evening: New Community Cafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6:00 P.M. New Community Worship/Student Activities 7:00 P.M. Wahoo Baptist Church 000A740 WAHOO www.wahoochurch.org 35 2 793-6015 Sunday : D ISCOVERY C HURCH 202 Pine Street 748-1318 Pastors: Brian & Rhonda Tillman Services: Sunday . . . 10:30 am Wed . . . . . 6:30 pm Something for all ages! WILDWOOD 000A73U 0 0 0 A 9 C X Free Community Awareness SEMINAR Tuesday Jan., 17th, 10 AM & 7 PM Seating will be limited For information or to reserve a seat please contact Purcell Funeral Home 352-793-4531 Four questions every family faces when a loved one dies The best way to make funeral, burial, and cremation arrangements How to save money on funeral, burial and cremation arrangements Current burial benefits from the Veterans Administration What do you do when someone dies A question and answer session Sponsored by Faith Baptist Church of Webster & Purcell Funeral Home in Bushnell Topics to be covered will include: Hosted by Faith Baptist Church of Webster Pastor Emery King 8099 State Road 471, Webster Located 2 miles north of the Webster Market on SR-471 P a s t o r W a r r e n B e n n e t t 3 5 2 7 9 3 3 4 3 8 Pastor Warren Bennett 352-793-3438 The Church of The Fishermen A United Methodist Congregation www.gbgm-umc.org/lakepana-umc 589 CR 470, 1 mile W of I-75 Sunday Worship: 9:30 AM Bible Classes (all ages) 11 am Wed. Night Live 6-7:30 A family night event 000A72X LAKE PANASOFFKEE WILDWOOD 000A72T S T V INCENT DE P AUL C ATHOLIC C HURCH C HRISTMAS E VE M ASSES : 3 P 4:45 P 6:30 P M IDNIGHT C HRISTMAS M ASSES 6:30 A 8 A 9:45 A 11:30 A 1:15 P 3 P 4:45 P D AILY M-S AT 8:30 A M ASS T IMES & D IRECTIONS : 330-0028 Office: 330-0220 5323 E CR 462 www.sumtercatholic.org 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 000A738 WEBSTER 000A7Q2 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 000A72V First Baptist Church of Bushnell BUSHNELL 000A735 Cornerstone Community Baptist Church Sun. Fellowship . . . . . . . . 9:30 10 a.m. Sun. Worship . . . . . . . . . 10 11:15 a.m. Sun. Evening Study . . . . 5:30 7:30 p.m. Wed. Teens & Children . 6:00 7:30 p.m. Tues. Noon Bible Study . . . . . . . . 12 1 p.m. 3985 CR 567 CENTERHILL Cornerstone Cares BUSHNELL Pastor Ron Thomas 603-1373 NEXT TO YOUTH CENTER 777 E. CR 48 I n d i a n H i l l B a p t i s t C h u r c h Indian Hill Baptist Church Pastor Irwin Mitzell 7819 CR 633, Bushnell West 476 between 476B & 575 Sunday School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:45 am Morning Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:00 am Evening Worship . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 pm Wednesday Prayer Service . . . . 7:00 pm Youth Group 000A73E BUSHNELL First Church of God Affiliation: Anderson, IN 793-3455 105 E. Central Ave. P.O. Box 1128, Bushnell, FL 33513 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Evening Worship 6:00 p.m. Wednesday Evening 7:00 p.m. Randall Belcher, Pastor 793-3534 000A73G BUSHNELL BUSHNELL THE BUSHNELL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH USA 323 N. BROAD (Corner of W. Dade & N. Broad) Church School: 9:15 A M Public Worship: 10:30 A M WEDNESDAY: Bible Study 10:00 A M 352-793-4202 000A733 Worship This Week at the Church of Your Choice746924 Church Directory 000A9LT Beef O Bradys 840 S. Main St. Wildwood, FL Tuesday, January 17 at 2:00 pm or Thursday, January 19 at 2:00 pm Complimentary light lunch provided. FREE INFORMATIVE SEMINAR Sumter obituaries Church calendar SPECIAL EVENTS Recovery program Oxford Assembly of God Church in Oxford, will be starting a Celebrate Recovery Program beginning Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a 12 Step Program which meets the needs of those suffering from various addictions. S on Rise C af Son Rise Caf at the First Baptist Church of Webster begins Jan. 26 and runs every Thursday through March 29 at 10 a.m. A home-cooked breakfast, coffee, and other yummies are free. First Baptist Church of Webster is located at 173rd S.E. 1st Ave in Webster or call 352-793-3738 for more information. David Roth C oncert Davis Roth will present a concert on Monday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Marion County, 7280 SE 135th St. Summerfield. Co-sponsor is the United Church of Christ at The Villages. Donation is $15 advance sale, or $20 at the door. Space is limited. For tickets, call Linda, 561512-5530 or Al and Nancy, 352-259-7342. Free food/clothing give-away The First Baptist Church of Rutland will have a free food and clothing give away on Jan. 21 from 9 a.m. to noon to help needy community resident. No vendors take part. The church is on State Road 44, east of the Withlacoochee River bright and west of Interstate 75. For information call 793-3340, leave message. C amp meeting The Abundant Life Church, 8777 U.S. 301 N., in Wildwood, will host a camp meeting Jan. 13 to Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest minister is Bishop Raymond Cornish of the Church of God in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The public is invited. For information call Pastor Lavon Harkins at 7482922. Friends and Fiction The Red Tent, a novel by Anita Diamant, will be discussed at Friends and Fiction at The United Church of Christ, on Friday, Jan. 13, at 10 a.m. at 12514 County Road 101, north of County Road 466 in Oxford. Discussion will follow. The Red Tent is a first person narrative that tells the story of Dinah, a minor character in the Bible. The women take refuge in the red tent where they find mutual support and encouragement from their mothers, sisters and aunts. All are welcome. For more information, please call the church at 748-9199 or e-mail the church office, UCCatvOffice@aol.com. 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P AGE 8 S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012 ITS LIVE I f you have a passion for pooches, you may want to join the Clearwater Kennel Club, Inverness Florida Kennel Club, Manatee Kennel Club, Pasco Florida Kennel Club and the Tampa Bay Kennel Club for its annual dog show. The clubs host Florida Classic Clusters, featuring ten American Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Shows, Conformation, Junior Showmanship, Obedience Trials, Rally Trials and free show tours to learn all about AKC dog shows. Visitors can go behind the scenes and learn how a dog is judged, meet dog handlers and more. The event is Jan. 12 16 and Jan. 18 22, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day (note: there are no shows on January 17) at Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Rd., Brooksville. Parking is $5 with free admission. Bring a lawn chair. Heres some information about the event: People from all over the world come to compete. There were approximately 18,000 entries last year! Florida Classic Clusters hosts the largest dog show in the state! Florida Classic Clusters had been named one of the top 20 events in the Southeast U.S.! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to various charitable organizations. Pet rescues will be showcasing adoptable pets at Rescue Row Vendors will be on hand to sell everything from pet jewelry and toys, to dog food and treats! Food Court serving delicious food and beverages! Doggie Fun Zone is an obstacle course for your dog (dogs not entered in the show are welcome at Doggie Fun Zone but not in the immediate show area) entry fee $12. Everyone will receive a free copy of The New Barker magazine. The event is Jan. 12 16 and Jan. 18 22, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day (note: there are no shows on Jan.17) at Florida Classic Park, Lockhart Rd., Brooksville BIG FIX Spay/Neuter Day, Jan. 21 Reserve Your Pets Slot Now! The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County will hold a Big Fix Free Spay/Neuter event at the Croom Fire Department (12042 C.R. 684 Webster, FL 33597) on Saturday, January 21. Space is limited to 40 pre-registered pets of low income Sumter County residents at this event. Spaces will fill up fast. All dogs and cats must be pre-registered for $10 each (deposit is refunded when pet is picked up after surgery). Animals that have not been preregistered will not be neutered that day. Call the HS/SPCA office at 352-793-9117 or visit the office M-F 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 994 CR 529A in Lake Panasoffkee to make arrangements for your pet(s) to be neutered. When the event is fully booked, overflow animals can be placed on a waiting list for the next Big Fix event (possibly in March). A limited number of free spay/neuter vouchers may also be available to those who contact us. Until then, please make every effort to prevent your dog/cat from encountering another unneutered dog/cat and accidentally becoming impregnated. The Society is very grateful to The Florida Animal Friend Fund for awarding them a $15,000 grant for much needed neutering of Sumters pets! Look for future Big Fix events to come this year. Contact the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County if your community would like to sponsor/host a BIG FIX event. Basic Spay/Neuter Event Information and Requirements: General Drop Off Time: 8 to 10 a.m. Pick Up Time: approx. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All Dogs/Cats mus be pre-registered for $10 ea. (refunded when pet is picked up after surgery). Pre-Register at the HS/SPCA office M-F from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (994 C.R. 529A, Lake Panasoffkeeone road East of the Sumter County Landfill Entrance). Do not feed your animal after 10 p.m. the night before surgery. All cats must each be in an individual carrier. All dogs must be on a leash. All animals must be healthy. Cats must weigh at least 2 lbs. and dogs must weigh at least 4 lbs. or be a min. of 4 months old. Any animals 7 years or older will not be accepted. No dogs or cats with hernias or undescended testicles will be accepted. Male dogs must have both testicles visible. Animals in heat/pregnant will only be done at the discretion of the onsite vets. Additional medical services will also be available for a fee. All animals must be brought in by their legal owner (minimum of 18 years old). Only low income Sumter County residents pets are accepted for this service. No rescue groups, breeders, foster homes or feral cats will be accepted. Animals must be picked up the same day. You will be called by our volunteers when your pet is ready to be picked up, approximately between 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (Animals not picked up by the close of the day will be considered abandoned and become the property of the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County, Inc. Owners will sign a statement accepting this condition. No exceptions Donations of money, pet food, bedding and supplies gladly accepted at the event. Did You Know ...Neutering keeps your pet healthy by preventing diseases such as cancers? Neutering helps eliminate the urge to wander & keeps it close to home? Neutering will assure that no more unwanted animals are born? Neutering your pet will help prevent it from spraying & marking territory? Neutering helps prevent many other behavioral problems? Celebrate 50 with LSCC L ake-Sumter Community College is celebrating 50 years of serving the citizens of Lake and Sumter counties. From the first graduating class of 39 people to the thousands of students who walk the halls, LSCC continues to be an integral part of the community with over 5,000 students currently enrolled. To kick off this momentous occasion the LakeSumter Community College Alumni Association will be hosting an Alumni Wine & Cheese Meet and Greet Event accompanied by a Panel of LSCC Presidents. This memorable event will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Everett Kelly Convocation Center on the Leesburg Campus in Magnolia Room. The event will provide you with the opportunity to visit with three former LSCC Presidents; Dr. Paul P Williams, Dr. Robert S. Palinchak, and Dr. Robert W. Westrick as well as the current LSCC President, Dr. Charles R. Mojock. You will hear from each one of these pioneers of higher education regarding what their fondest memories of LSCC are and what was their greatest accomplishment while serving Lake and Sumter counties. You will also get a chance to hear more information about the new LSCC Alumni Association, and all the great events and benefits Alumni receive for joining. Come out and support your alma mater by connecting with past and present alumni. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the LSCC campus will be alive with activities throughout the entire year! 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Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Projects services are facilitated by Devereux Kids. http://www.devereuxkids.o rg Devereux Kids, established in 1999, is a self-supporting primary prevention and diversion program of Devereux Florida. Our mission is to engage communities, strengthen families and protect children. Lake Panasoffkees Annual Christmas Parade was a Sight to See! Downtown Lake Panasoffkee was a bustle for the annual Lake Panasoffkee Christmas Parade. Over 60 floats and other entries were in this years Parade. Sheriff Bill Farmer with the Sumter County Honor Guard led the procession. Lake Panasoffkees County Commissioner Mr. Doug Gilpin was the parades Grand Marshall. Lake Panasoffkee Elementary Schools class Princes and Princesses were the focal point for the Parade as they have always traditionally been. Many Lake Panasoffkee businesses, churches, clubs and organizations proudly presented themselves in the parade. The community came together as hundreds of spectators came out to see the event. Childrens faces lit up at the sight of Santa Claus arriving to Lake Panasoffkee on, but of course, his Air Boat. Many people are looking forward to being a part of 2012s parade procession. Many community members are speaking of being excited to come out and see Lake Panasoffkees annual Christmas Parade in 2012! Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project, Moose #1179 & WOTM 1590 and The Friends of the Lake Panasoffkee Community Library partnered together for the Christmas festival which followed the parade. It was a magical sight, the children with Santa Claus, receiving a gift and their free photo with Santa! Many children were excited to have their face painted, play on the Bounce house and inflatable slide and play carnival type games. Sumter County Princesses performed our National Anthem and festive Christmas songs. Affordable food was available by Florida Council Crime and Delinquency chapter 31. Adorable pets were available for adoption by the Sumter County Humane Society. Many people are looking forward to 2012s Lake Panasoffkee Christmas Festival; adding to it to make it even better! Florida Council for Crime and Delinquency Chapter 31 generously provided many Lake Panasoffkee children and teens with bicycles and gifts this Christmas. Twenty-Five bikes fully restored by Sumter Boot Camp, which is under the supervision of Sumter Correctional Institution, were given to families to help make their S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012, P AGE 9 Pontoon Rentals Best Tackle Selection on the Lake! GUIDED FISHING TRIPS 000A9DQ 965 CR 439 at Werda-Hecamiat Fish Resort RESTAURANT OPENING SOON Cabins & RV Sites 352-304-4822 662-352-6637 000A98K Tracys Point Fishing Lodge Where Relaxation Is The Point Lake Panasoffkees Paradise is renowned for Bass & Humongous Pan Fish County Road 437 P.O. 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Fri. 10am-4pm Nights & Weekends By Appt. $ 8 0 0 $ 8 0 0 $ 8 00 H a i r C u t s H a i r C u t s Hair Cuts 1912 CR 470 Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538 352-569-0049 000A999 Kristi Brown Cosmetologist T a n n i n g T a n n i n g Tanning P e r m s $ 3 5 & U p P e r m s $ 3 5 & U p Perms $35 & Up 352-793-1691 N E W D E L I M E N U NEW DELI MENU 000AA37 NON-ETHANOL UNLEADED O u r F a m o u s C u b a n $ 2 9 9 Our Famous Cuban $2 99 CR 470 Lake Panasoffkee The Tiki Hut Presents LIVE BANDS FRIDAY and SATURDAY NIGHTS Friday, Jan. 13 From the Bayou Cajun Mike Saturday, Jan. 14 Renation X 000A97P Grooming Design StudioYour Pets Bad Hair Day CureJean HansenCertified Master Groomer1114 CR482C-1, Lake Panasoffkee 352-568-CLIP (2547) 000A983 www.TurtlebackRV.com (352) 793-2051 190 CR 488 Lake Panasoffkee 33538 Truman & Carolyn Jones Managers Pam Wilson Asst. Manager Boat Slips Boat Ramps Recreation Hall Free WIFI Swimming Pool Shower House Laundry Room Docks 352-793-8336 FAX SERVICES 352-793-8305 Family Owned and Operated 000A98G We have your hardware needs and more! M-F 7:30 AM 5:30 PM S AT 8:00 AM 5:00 PM S UN 10 AM 4 PM NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10AM 4 PM 000A98A CHANDLERS Electric, Insulation & Storage Office: 352-793-6174 Cell: 352-303-8243 firstname.lastname@example.org Fax: 352-568-0173 P.O. Box 1551, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538 Climate Control Units Available www.chandlerselectric.com Lic. #2 EC13002009 0 0 0 A 9 D 6 Chris Beauty Boutique 1070 CR 439 Lake Panasofkee, FL 33538 New Clients Welcome 352-793-2960 Chris & Gail Cuts, Color, Perms, Earpiercing Specializing in mens and womens hair styling Its Our Anniversary Ask Us How Many Years A P P R E C I A T E Y O U R B U S I N E S S A P P R E C I A T E Y O U R B U S I N E S S APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS T H E M E R C H A N T S O F T H E M E R C H A N T S O F THE MERCHANTS OF 000A7PU CENTRAL FLORIDA ARMS SHOW the Original Lakeland Gun Show January 21 & 22 Sat. 9-5 Sun. 9-4 THE BIG ONE Concealed Weapons Class THE LAKELAND CENTER www.lakelandgunshow.com Sporting, Antique and Military Firearms Sponsored by LAKELAND RIFLE & PISTOL CLUB, INC. 2000 Lasso Lane, Lakeland, Florida 33801, Phone (863) 665-0092 000A8VK Over 600 Tables! Admission $11 00 FREE PARKING Free Parking Panasoffkee happenings See LAKE Page 10 000A8L3 Wildwood Dixie Youth Spring League Registration T-Ball $50 per Child Baseball & Softball $70 per Child Thurs. Jan. 12, 6:00 PM 8:00 PM Sat. Jan. 14, 9:00 AM 12:00 Noon Sat. Jan. 21, 9:00 AM 12:00 Noon at Wildwood Millenium Ball Park For more info, call Debbie 352-303-7770 or Amanda 352-267-0997 www.leaguelineup.com/wildwooddixieyouthleague
P AGE 10 S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012 615-0112 SCT 000A9A1 Christmas brighter. Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project is partnered with other programs to bring Celebrate Recovery and Parenting Education to Lake Panasoffkee. Free Celebrate Recovery CR Celebration Night Friday Nights from 6 p.m. 10 p.m., Everyone Welcome! Please join us! 6 7 p.m. Inexpensive Dinner 7 8 p.m. Large Group Meeting (praise and worship, teaching) 8 9 p.m. Open Share Recovery Groups 9 10 p.m. Crosstalk Caf (desert and coffee) Step Study group Meets Tuesday Nights from 6 to 8 pm. The Church of the Fishermen, 589 N CR 470, Lake Panasoffkee, Fl. 33538. http://www.celebraterecovery.com Free Parenting Education Making Kids Mind Without Losing Yours; by Dr. Kevin Leman; Jump in any time, Ongoing classes on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., classes are nonjudgmental and allow parents time to talk about their parenting struggles. Free childcare provided. The Church of The Fishermen, Lake Panasoffkee UMC, 589 N C.R. 470, Lake Panasoffkee, FL 33538, Sarah Doyle, (352)793-9998 or email@example.com. Skate Park in Lake Panasoffkee Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project is in Support of a Skate Park at one of our Lake Panasoffkee County Parks. If you would like to sign the Petition in Support of a Skate Park you may do so at Panasoffkee Hardware, Moose #1179, or The Church of the Fishermen. Kinship Support Group Meets at Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Center. 1589 CR 459, Lake Panasoffkee, FL If you are the surrogate parent for grandchildren, nieces, nephews or other young relatives, Kids Central can help! For more information, please contact the Sumter County Support Group Facilitator: Helen Avery, 352233-5023 Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Projects Januarys Activist of the Month All the many Parade entries whose time, creative talents and money made the Parade a sight to see. Volunteers who worked tirelessly, making the parade and festival a joy filled and safe community event. We like to thank the supporters of the events whose donations made them financially possible; two of them being local Dollar General stores and SunCoast Schools Federal Credit Union. Thank you to Law enforcement and county employees who happily provided their services to make the events safe. We especially thank and appreciate the Lake Panasoffkee community who came out to see the parade and be a part of the festival. Our Hats are off to everyone who made Lake Panasoffkees annual Christmas Parade and Festival so Spectacular!!! If there is a need you feel Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project may help you with or you have questions about programs please contact Tammy Gorby, Community Facilitator, Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project, Devereux Kids, 352-446-2064 Lake Panasoffkee Neighborhood Project next meeting Monday, Feb. 6, at 6:30 p.m., Lake Panasoffkee Rec Center, next to the Library, 1582 CR 459, Lake Panasoffkee. All welcome! LAKE continued from Page 9 PET OF THE WEEK Copper Top is an exuberant terrier mix, just under a year old. He is friendly, playful, and affectionate. Copper Top enjoys going for walks and tummy rubs. He is approximately 25 pounds and good with other dogs, but a little rough for cats. Neutered and current on his vaccines all he needs now is a family to call his own. Visit our website www.hsspca.org to see all of our adoptable pets and download an application. For more info call (352) 793-9117 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012, P AGE 11 000A9AB 616-0112 SCT Critter chatter Free spay and neuter clinic coming T housands of perfectly healthy dogs and cats are euthanized each year in our county. Millions are euthanized in shelters around the country, all because there are not enough homes for every animal. The Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County is taking action. The Society has received a $15,000.00 grant to offer free spay and neuter to local communities. The mobile spay neuter clinic will be in the Croom-A-Coochie community on Jan. 21, at the Croom Fire Department. The time is long overdue to take the pet overpopulation seriously in our community. The Croom Fire Department is doing its part in hosting the event, and Sumter DART (Disaster Animal Response Team) will do its part by making its specialized equipment available for the event. Now the opportunity is available to have your pets spayed and neutered for free! No more excuses. Residents must act responsibly to prevent the birth of hundreds of thousands of puppies and kittens, the majority of which will be homeless or feral. There are many benefits to having your pet spayed or neutered. Altered pets have less behavior problems. They are easier to train, and less likely to want to roam and get into fights. There are health benefits too. Sterilized pets are less likely to suffer medical problems of the reproductive organs, such as testicular cancer in males and cancer in the female reproductive organs. Dont believe the myth that a dog or a cat should have at least one litter before being altered. Absolutely untrue! There is no reason why your pet should have a litter. Just knowing how many unwanted animals are killed in shelters each year should be reason enough not to allow your pet to have a litter. The most important reason to spay and neuter is to put an end to the millions of innocent lives killed each year because there is not enough homes for them all. Sweet and beautiful cats and dogs, kittens and puppies, continue to be euthanized because of our refusal to face the reality of the problem. Call the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County now at 352-793-9117 for additional information, and make the appointment to have your pet altered. Tell your neighbors to call. Dont miss this free opportunity to help prevent the plight of homeless animals, and control the stray and feral problems in your community. Linda Graves Humane Society SHELTER SWEETHEARTS Hi, my name is Bo and I am male. I am looking for that special family to take me home and love me. If you are interested please come and visit me along with all my other furry friends at Sumter County Animal Services, 352-569-1960. Hi, my name is Baja. I am a female and I am waiting for my special family to come and adopt me. I will be waiting for you at Sumter County Animal Services. Hi, my name is Baci and I am a male. I am searching for my furever home. If you are interested in me, please come and visit me at Sumter County Animal Services.
P AGE 12 S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012 EARLY VOTING BEGINS IN SUMTER COUNTY FOR THE JANUARY 31, 2012 PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE PRIMARY ELECTION ATTENTION VOTERS: WE ARE EXPECTING A HIGH VOLUME OF VOTER TURNOUT FOR EARLY VOTING. THERE MAY BE LINES AT CERTAIN TIMES THROUGHOUT THE DAY. WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE BE PATIENT AS WE WORK DILIGENTLY TO GET YOU THROUGH THE VOTING PROCESS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE HAVE YOUR PHOTO AND SIGNATURE I.D. READY FOR THE INSPECTOR. Please see the Early Voting Schedule listed below for the (4) locations, dates and times for the January 31, 2012 Presidential Preference Primary Election. NOTE: (Extremely Important) 101.043 Florida Statutes, requires photo and signature identification when you go to vote or you will vote a Provisional Ballot. Acceptable forms of identification include: Florida drivers license, Florida I.D. card issued by the Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, United States Passport, Debit or Credit card, Military I.D., Student I.D., Retirement Center I.D., Neighborhood Association I.D., and Public Assistance I.D. AGAIN, IF you DO NOT have proper identification, you will be given a Provisional Ballot and allowed to vote. ALSO, if your eligibility to vote cannot be determined, you will be allowed to vote a Provisional Ballot. COMPLIMENTARY TRANSPORTATION TO VOTING POLLS THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE AND SUMTER COUNTY TRANSIT ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO SERVE OUR SUMTER COUNTY VOTERS. SUMTER COUNTY TRANSIT WILL BE PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION TO SUMTER COUNTY RESIDENTS ON THE FOLLOWING DATES (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) BUT INCLUDING ELECTION DAY. THE FARE IS WAIVED FOR THIS SERVICE! RESIDENTS MAY UTILIZE THIS SERVICE BY BOARDING AT A DESIGNATED SHUTTLE STOP OR FOR DOOR TO DOOR SERVICE CALL 568-MOVE (6683) BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 8:00 A.M. AND 1:00 P.M. AT LEAST THE DAY BEFORE GOING TO VOTE. (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) SUMTER COUNTY EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS Supervisor of Elections Office Supervisor of Elections Office 900 North Main Street The Villages Sumter Co. Svc. Ctr. Bushnell, FL 33513 7375 Powell Rd., Suite 145 352-569-1540 Wildwood, FL 34785 352-689-4530 Supervisor of Elections Office The Villages Library (Villages Gov. Annex Bldg) 325 Belvedere Blvd. 8033 E. C-466, Suite 401 The Villages, FL 32162 The Villages, FL 32162 352-689-4690 352-689-4660 PLEASE NOTE: IN 2011 THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE MADE A CHANGE TO THE EARLY VOTING SCHEDULE. EARLY VOTING WILL NOW BE CONDUCTED FOR 8 DAYS ONLY (NOT 12 DAYS AS IN THE PAST) EARLY VOTING BEGINS: (we are open through the lunch hour) January 21 ST 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. January 22 ND 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. January 23 RD 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. January 24 TH 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. January 25 TH 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. January 26 TH 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. January 27 TH 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. January 28 TH 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EARLY VOTING ENDS JANUARY 31, 2012 ELECTION DAY VOTE AT YOUR PRECINCT 7:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THE EARLY VOTING SITES ON THIS DAY. ELECTION DAY THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE IN THE VILLAGES ANNEX WILL BE OPEN FROM 9:15 UNTIL 3:00 P.M. AND THE VILLAGE SUMTER COUNTY SERVICE CENTER WILL BE OPEN FROM 8:00 A.M. UNTIL 3:00 P.M. AS STAFF IS NEEDED AT THE BUSHNELL OFFICE. IF YOU WILL BE DROPPING OFF AN ABSENTEE BALLOT AT EITHER OF THESE SATELLITE OFFICES, PLEASE DO SO DURING THE ABOVE HOURS. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PHOTO AND SIGNATURE I.D. 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Go to our website: www.sumtercountytimes.com Visit our office at 204 E. McCollum Ave. Bushnell, FL 33513 Fill out this form and mail it in with your payment or drop it in our box at the Bushnell Walmart at the front of the store. $ 25.00 Your best source for: T r y U s T r y U s Try Us F i r s t F i r s t First! 0009P1H park & ride from the mall F L O R I D A Admission $3 Children under 12 FREE Arbor Day Foundation honors Sumter Electric Cooperative Romaner Graphics Pictured, left to right, are: Ken Bollenback builder, Sharon Kovesdy interior architect, Dr. Kaufman, Debby Kaufman, Jessica Styles administrator, Mike Gorden architect. The Kaufman Eye Institute, with an office in Bushnell, recently opened a Wesley Chapel/New Tampa practice, offering eye care for both adults and children. Stuart J. Kaufman, M.D. is the founder of Kaufman Eye Institute and has been practicing ophthalmology in the Tampa area since 1981.The Kaufman Eye Institute is on the northwest corner of State Route 56 and Cypress Ridge Blvd. in the Synovus Bank Building. To contact the Kaufman Eye Institute, call 1-855-SEE BEST. Eye Institute opens new branch When the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of Foresters honor a utility for the way in which it fosters good tree management practices, its a pretty big deal. Sumter Electric Cooperative (SECO) has just been recognized by these two prestigious groups for the fifth year in a row for meeting their three very strict requirements. To receive the coveted Tree Line USA designation SECO had to have a program of quality tree care, annual worker training in quality tree care practices, and a tree planting and public education program. At a ceremony honoring SECO, Dan Lambe, Vice President of Programs for the Arbor Day Foundation, said, SECOs commitment to providing safe, reliable electric service to their customers while working to strategically manage and grow the urban tree canopy provides important benefits to communities across their service area. April Hurst, SECO Vegetation Management Contract Administrator, said, We are very proud to have received this award for the fifth year in a row. AT SECO, we strive to be environmentally sensitive in all areas of our operation, and our vegetation management program is a prime example of that. Trees enrich our lives. They also help reduce peak demand for electricity by conserving energy. We are extremely grateful to the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of Foresters for recognizing the hard work weve put into our vegetation management program. The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to tree planting and environmental stewardship. If Fridays seem a little more casual at United Southern Bank, its all for a good cause. In exchange for a $1 donation per pay check to the Casual Day Fund, employees may wear polo shirts with the bank logo and other approved casual wear. Over the past 15 years, the fund has been distributed to a variety of organizations annually. The Boys & Girls Club of Lake and Sumter and the Lake Cares Food Pantry are the most recent recipients of USBs Share-a-Holiday Casual Day Fund, which grew to more than $4,200 in 2011. Our employees like the fact that collectively they can help others in our community, said USB Vice President and Marketing Officer Lynne Winker. After announcing where the funds were distributed, I received several emails stating how proud employees were to be able to help so many people. Money given to the Boys & Girls Club supported the clubs holiday break program for students, which offered supervision for children who were out of school while their parents worked. Winker said that many working mothers at USB are especially sensitive to the need for child care when schools close for the Christmas break. Boys and Girls Clubs are located in Eustis, Umatilla, Lady Lake, Leesburg and Clermont. It costs $500 per day to keep each club open during the holidays because we provide breakfast, lunch and snacks for the kids along with fun activities, said Joni Smith, Chief Professional Officer for the Boys & Girls Club. We were overjoyed with the donation from the USB employees, which could not have come at a better time. United Southern aids Boys & Girls Club Mary Kay Kahler, Umatilla Branch Manager for United Southern Bank, presents a check from the USB Casual Day Fund to Bob Hardcastle, administrator for the First Baptist Church of Umatilla, which sponsors one of Lake Countys food pantries.
SATURDAY, JAN. 14Dixie Baseball Bushnell Dixie Youth Baseball will be having sign ups from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kenny Dixon sports Complex at the concession stand. Registration is $65; please bring a copy of your childs birth certificate. Parents interested in coaching need to pick up a form at registration and get it back to us by January 21. If chosen each coach/ assistant coach will have to submit for a background check. If you have any questions please call Shannon at 303-0775. This year we are pleased to announce that we have added Dixie Boys to our league so the ages are as follows: Age 4 to 6 T-ball (age 4 will be construction league if enough to make teams); 7 to 8 mini minor; 9 to 10 minor; 11 to 12 major; 13 to 14 Dixie boys. Pet Adoption Day in Lady Lake Sixteen rescue groups invite you to adopt a cat or a dog at PetCo in Lady Lake on Route 441 and Rolling Acres Rd. from 10 to 2 p.m. There will be puppies, dogs, kittens and cats. Specialty rescues attending are: Bichon, Chihuahua, Beagle, Poodle, Miniature Pinscher, Greyhound, German Shepherd, Jack Russell and Great Pyranese. Plus there will be a lot of mixes and kittens and cats of all colors. For more information, call (352) 751-4574. Granville Beville 2234, Bushnell UDC The Granville Beville 2234, Bushnell of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold its meeting at 100 a.m. We will meet at the home of Mary Harrison in Bushnell. The program will be on Famous Onlookers. We will be collecting towels, wash cloths and hand towels for the Tampa Crossroads for the homeless women veterans. For more information please contact Carol Tomlinson at 352-516-5720 or Joyce White 352-793-8119. Dade Battlefield event Winter Bird Walk from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Cost is $3 per car up to 8 people. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is at 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, FL 33513. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the park office, 352-793-4781; www.Floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.SATURDAY, JAN. 14Citizenship classes offered From 9 a.m. to noon citizenship classes will be offered for six weeks free of charge at San Pedro Mission in Wildwood. A person eligible to become a U.S. citizen must have an alien registration card for at least five years; social security card; social security number. Classes are free but there is a $20 workbook charge. To register call Lilly at 750-3313.WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18NAARFE meet Chapter 662 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 11:00 a.m., at the Plantation Oaks Restaurant, 25201 U.S. Highway 27, Leesburg. Lisa Marshall from Senator Bill Nelsons office will be the speaker. All active and retired federal employees in Lake and Sumter Counties are invited to attend. THURSDAY, JAN. 19Tobacco Free Partnership The Sumter County Health Department will hold it Quarterly Tobacco Free Partnership meeting at 3:30 p.m., at 415 East Noble Ave, Bushnell. If you would like more information on this meeting please contact 352-569-3146. FRIDAY, JAN. 20Cowboy Stew Come on down to the Church of the Fishermen on Friday, Jan. 20 at 5 p.m. for fun, food, fellowship, contests, and games. Well meet at 5 p.m. for an evening of celebration and fellowship. Please bring at least one can of food per person in your family. Well use them to make a big pot of Cowboy Stew for all to share (at about 6), throw in some corn bread, and see what the small contributions of each of us can do when they are all put together. Leftover cans will go to the food pantry. We will be asking for $2 a person as a donation to cover other expenses. Contests at the event will include best dressed cowboy, best centerpiece arrangement for the table, best saddle bag, best poem, best cowboy song, and best tall tale. The Church of the Fishermen is at 589 N CR 470, Lake Panasoffkee. Call 352-793-3438 for details. Dade Battlefield event Preparation of Wild Edibles Workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $3 per car up to 8 people. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park is at 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell, FL 33513. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the park office, 352-793-4781; www.Floridastateparks.org/dadebattlefield.S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012, P AGE 13 000A9JV 000A9V1 000A9JY Sumter calendar 000A7AJ S UMTER C OUNTY L IVESTOCK A UCTION USDA-FL Dept. of Ag Market News Bartow, FL Jay Thomas 229-226-1641 Thomasville.LGMN@ams. usda.gov http://marketnews. usda.gov/portal/ lgOR_LS765.txt T H I S W E E K : 1 3 9 0 THIS WEEK: 1 3 9 0 L A S T W E E K : 7 9 6 LAST WEEK: 7 9 6 Y E A R A G O : 1 1 4 6 YEAR AGO: 1 1 4 6 LIVESTOCK REPORT Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls firm to 2.00 higher. Feeder steers and heifers 1.00 to 3.00 lower. Feeder and replacement cows steady. Slaughter cows 25 percent, 3 percent bulls and feeders 72 percent. In the feeder supply steers made up approximately 51 percent, heifers 6 percent, and replacement cows 3 percent. Slaughter Cows Breaker 75-80% Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1210-1490 1349 68.00-77.00 73.06 1275-1585 1427 80.00-89.00 85.05 High Dressing Slaughter Cows Boner 80-85% Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 845-1185 1042 68.00-77.00 72.42 885-1190 1045 78.00-86.00 80.29 High Dressing Slaughter Bulls Y.G. 1 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 1085-1495 1365 80.00-83.00 82.39 1525-1795 1692 84.00-89.00 86.27 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 235-240 237 195.00-210.00 200.07 260-290 272 195.00-210.00 201.16 305-345 328 185.00-195.00 189.98 350-385 363 168.00-185.00 177.04 410-445 435 148.00-168.00 154.71 460-485 469 148.00-162.00 155.18 505-525 522 144.00-152.00 145.30 560-585 577 142.00-146.00 144.71 Feeder Steers and Bulls Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 220-235 225 185.00-190.00 188.26 260-295 287 160.00-180.00 165.85 305-340 320 156.00-174.00 165.38 360-385 379 148.00-162.00 157.14 405-435 423 124.00-140.00 130.60 470-485 479 135.00-146.00 142.38 520-540 530 130.00-140.00 134.91 560-585 577 120.00-130.00 123.24 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 210-240 228 170.00-180.00 173.52 285-290 286 158.00-165.00 161.98 305-345 325 146.00-156.00 152.98 370-390 374 138.00-150.00 143.53 405-430 419 126.00-140.00 128.12 460-485 470 134.00-142.00 136.04 520-545 532 130.00-136.00 133.56 Feeder Heifers Medium and Large 2-3 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 220-240 225 165.00-170.00 166.33 260-285 268 135.00-152.00 145.98 305-330 314 130.00-138.00 135.00 355-385 367 124.00-130.00 126.74 420-445 432 120.00-126.00 122.91 485-490 489 124.00-128.00 127.21 505-540 531 124.00-128.00 126.71 Bred Cows Medium and Large 1-2 Wt Range Avg Wt Price Range Avg Price 850-1055 911 84.00-100.00 89.21 Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012
Sumter County Fire and EMS reminds residents to take precautions when using heating Equipment. Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths. Nationally, nearly half of home heating equipment fires are reported during the months of December, January, and February. Safety Tips Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, including your furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater. Have a three-foot kid-free zone around open fires and space heaters. Never use your oven to heat your home. Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturers instructions. Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters. Make sure your fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room, and ensure ashes are cool before putting them in a metal container. Keep the ash container a safe distance away from your home. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Sumter County Fire and EMS at 352-689-4500. LifeStream Behavioral Center now has a video to help tell the story of its impact on the community. The 10 minute video was produced by Apple Seed Marketing (http://www.AppleSeedMarketing.com) a division of Hometown Health TV, LLC, a client company of the Leesburg/University of Central Florida Incubator Program. LifeStream is a behavioral health and social services organization that provides high-quality treatment, education, care management and rehabilitation services to children, adolescents and adults. LifeStream primarily serves the residents of Lake and Sumter Counties with 21 facilities and 52 programs. Featuring LifeStream CEO Jon Cherry, medical director, Dr. T.J. Valente, other staff and LifeStream clients, the video was developed with three endings so that it can be used for employee orientation, fundraising and general community and referral source awareness about the extensive resources LifeStream offers. The video, Where Hope Comes to Life, can be viewed in its entirety online at www.YouTube.com/LifeStr eamBC. This year LifeStream is focusing on increasing community awareness through our I Support LifeStream campaign. Marc and his team at Apple Seed Marketing, along with those who were willing to share their story, helped create a compelling message, said Sherry Olszanski, Director of Marketing at LifeStream. The video effectively portrays the importance of our services which benefit individuals and families affected by mental illness and substance use disorders resulting in their greater productivity and community contribution. Apple Seed Marketing, launched in 2011, is a division of Hometown Health TV, LLC, founded in 2008 by multi award winning marketing and creative veteran, Marc RobertzSchwartz. Apple Seed Marketing provides video production, strategic marketing, website development, copy writing, design, and publicity to its clients. We were honored to be given the opportunity of developing a dynamic tool that truly showcases the wide-variety of services LifeStream provides our community through the power of video, said Marc Robertz-Schwartz, president of Apple Seed Marketing. LifeStream has been serving Lake and Sumter Counties for 40 years, with a relatively low profile. The deeper we became involved in working with the LifeStream staff and patients, the more we realized just how profound an impact this amazing organization continuously has on our community.About LifeStream Behavioral Center Lifestream Behavioral Center has been meeting the behavioral healthcare needs of Lake and Sumter county residents since 1969. Since that time, LifeStream has developed to provide a full continuum of services to tens of thousands of children, adults and seniors each year. As a community-based organization, LifeStream is governed by a Board of Directors composed of community volunteers. LifeStream is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and reviewed annually by state and federal regulatory agencies. About Apple Seed Marketing Every great idea, approach and business has to start with a seed. Apple Seed Marketing, a division of the multi award winning Hometown Health TV, LLC offers a handful of seeds and works with clients to determine which will yield the greatest crop of results depending on the individual clients needs, audience and budget. Apple Seed taps into an extensive network of resources across numerous platforms of expertise to help clients reach core objectives that generate desired results. 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L OT M ODEL O NLY *Furniture from lot inventory Alvin Tucker Sheriff warns against phone, text message scam The Sumter County Sheriffs Office has received several complaints regarding telephone solicitors and text messages allegedly from Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union and Eppicard stating your debit card has been locked. Beware of any unsolicited text messages or phone calls asking to verify your credit/debit card accounts and PIN numbers. This is a phone scam and an attempt to solicit your credit/debit card information. Sheriffs detectives are working in conjunction with credit union officials, but account holders should beware. The phone scam states (via text message) that your credit/debit card has been locked and to call a number to unlock the card. If you call the phone number provided, an automated system answers and requests your account number. This is not normal banking procedures and is an attempt to gain your personal identification. 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Sumter County Retired Educators Association recently hosted representative of the Florida Retired Educators Foundation The Sumter County Retired Educators meeting was called to order by President Glenn Stephens on Thursday, Jan. 5. President Stephens welcomed Paul Conley and Ginny Hubbard from the Marion County Retired Educators unit. Mr. Conley is the District IV representative to the Florida Retired Educators Foundation. Ms. Hubbard is the membership chairperson for the Marion County unit. Mr. Conley brought us up to date on the status of the Foundation and encouraged us to seek out high school seniors who are interested in the teaching field and inform them of the available scholarships given by the local unit and the state organization. Committee reports were given by the following: Finance Horton Barnes; Cultural Affairs Lillian Spyies and Jackie Gardner; Community Service Laura Shuyler; Literacy Dorothy Ganey; 5th grade essay Contest Mary Simmons; Sunshine Ed Tomberlin; Health Jackie Gardner; Scholarship Patricia Newell and Membership Marilyn Barnes. After the business session the members enjoyed a soup and sandwich buffet coordinated by Laura and Larry Shuyler. The next meeting, which is open to all retired school personnel, will be on March 1. We will meet at 10:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church, Bushnell. For more information, contact Glenn Stephens at 568-2852 or Carolyn Stephens at 938374. S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012, P AGE 15 Sumter schools pull in A rating from state The Sumter school district has an A rating for the fourth consecutive year and has been designated as an Academically High Performing District once again! Sumters elementary and middle schools received school grades in the fall with Bushnell Elementary, Webster Elementary, Lake Panasoffkee Elementary, Wildwood Elementary, and South Sumter Middle recognized as A schools. The Florida Department of Education released school grades based on the expanded high school grading system this week. South Sumter High School and Wildwood Middle High School have both been rated as B schools for 2010-11 with the The Villages Charter School earning an A. Congratulations are in order for our students, staff and parents. While we always strive to get better, we have made significant progress over the years and continue to provide a quality education for our students. We continue to be one of the highest academically ranked districts in the entire state. said Superintendent Richard A. Shirley. The overall graduation rate at both schools surpasses the states average of 80 percent with South Sumter High at 87 percent and Wildwood Middle High at 85 percent. The minimum cut score to be graded an A is 1050 points. Wildwood Middle High School earned 1079 points and South Sumter High School earned 1059. Although Wildwood Middle High and South Sumter High earned enough points to be rated as an A, the school grades were dropped to a B because the At Risk graduation rate did not meet the state cut score of 75 percent. The students included in the At Risk graduation rate are those who scored at Level 2 or below on both FCAT Reading and FCAT Mathematics in grade 8. Wildwood Middle High had an At Risk graduation rate of 72 percent and South Sumter Highs rate was 70 percent. The formula for computing high school grades changed beginning with the previous school year. Unlike elementary and middle schools, which are graded based on their FCAT scores, the FCAT accounts for only 50 percent of a high schools letter grade. Other factors, such as the schools graduation rate and students participation in accelerated course work, make up the other half of the grade. That means high school grades now come out later than elementary and middle school grades. More information on school accountability and grades can be found at http://schoolgrades.fldoe.o rg/. Ginny Hubbard, Ed Tomberlin and Paul Conley discuss membership stratigies. Retired Educators host state representatives Pastor Emery King of Faith Baptist Church in Webster has seen it all in his 33 years of ministry in South Sumter County. He has enjoyed many of the triumphs of his church and community over the years and has ministered to the families of the many tragedies that have occurred. Especially difficult is the family who has lost a loved one due to an unexpected illness or accident. I see these families dealing with the grief that comes with the loss of a loved one, says Pastor King. What makes it most difficult is that most of them are unprepared for the process of making funeral and burial arrangements. Many times I accompany the family to the funeral home to make the funeral arrangements. As they discuss and make decisions on what they want to do with the funeral director, they have to also make the financial arrangements that come with having a funeral. Most of them are unprepared for the cost associated with the funeral and burial, and many have to arrange a simple cremation to keep their costs down. Pastor King has asked the funeral directors at Purcell Funeral Home to make a public presentation at his church, one mile north of Webster on Highway 471, on what is involved in making arrangements in advance so families can be better prepared. This has been on my heart for a long time and I want to help our community be better prepared. The Bible says it is appointed unto man once to die, so it is not a matter of if, but a matter of when. The presentation is open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, Jan 17, at 10 a.m., and again at 7 p.m. There is no cost or obligation to attend, but valuable information will be shared. Jackie Gardner and Lillian Spyies are cultural affairs chairpersons. tion was Monday, Jan. 9, 2012 at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, Bushnell. Services followed at 1 p.m. Interment was at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Grace E. Miller Nichols, 67 Grace Ellen Miller Nichols, 67, of Bushnell, died Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. Survivors include her husband, Gregory; son, Garold Vincent shank. Becker Family funeral Home, Clermont provided information. Herbert F. and Ruth Jane Cline Together for 67 years, Herbert F. Cline and Ruth Jane Cline departed this earthly life within three weeks of each other. Janes passing on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 followed by Herbs departure on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 reunited them forever in their heavenly home. Herb and Jane are survived by five daughters and their spouses, Sandra (David) Scheick of Charlotte, N.C., Linda (Mike) Wempe of Evansville, Ind., Bonnie (Mike) Lane of Medina, Ohio, Jean (John) Turner of Louisville, Ky., and Jacque (Dale) Nesbit of Lexington, Ky. They were also blessed with eleven grandchildren, Stacy (Carl) Byous, Brad (Mala) Scheick, Jill (Ryan) Lemmenes, Joy (John Mallory) Schoolfield, Jessica Lane, Suzie Lane, Trent (Alexa) Turner, Kevin Turner, Torey (Ryan) Connelly, Riley Nesbit, and Hayden Nesbit, along with nine great-grandchildren. Jane is also survived by her sisters, Roberta Lewis and Kathie Bush. She was preceded in death by her sister, Marjorie Poer. Herb was preceded in death by his brothers, Earl and Roy Cline. Jane, born in 1923 in Medaryville, Ind., was the daughter of the late Jack and Benita Petry Record. In addition to raising five daughters and working outside the home as a bookkeeper, she was an excellent homemaker, a skilled seamstress, a dedicated Sunday school teacher, and an active volunteer for numerous charitable organizations. Herb, born in 1923 in Winchester Ind., was the son of Albert Earl and Marie Lewis Cline. Following his World War II service in the Army, he began his career with A-W-D, Inc. where he became vice president of sales and later retired after 45 years. He and Jane were also coowners of a small business. He was a deacon in his church, and enjoyed golf, bowling, and a good game of cards. Their life together began in Danville, Ind., where they were founding members of Bartletts Chapel. They spent the majority of their life in Evansville, Ind., where they were active members of St. Pauls United Church of Christ. In later years they moved to Medina, Ohio, attending Medina UCC Congregational, and then retired to Summerfield, Florida and became involved at Fruitland Park Methodist Church. After 14 years there, they moved to Savannah, Ga., to be near family. In 2010 they moved with family to Lexington, Ky. Their life together was a shining example for others. A memorial celebration is planned in Lexington, Ky., at Milward-Man O War, Celebration Center on Feb 18. The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made in the form of contributions to the Alzheimers Association. www.milwardfuneral.com. Gerald Clark, 70 Gerald Farmer Clark, 70, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Monday, Jan. 9, 2012. He was born April 1, 1941 in Lansing, Mich. He retired after 30 years from General Motors. He was a member of Lake Panasoffkee Moose Lodge. Survivors include his wife, Billie; 8 children, 14 grandchildren, and 10 greatgrandchildren; brother, Charles Clark of Bushnell. He was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Sharp of Mulliken, Mich., in August 2008. There are no services planned. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Michigan for the convenience of the family. Amanda Noelle Jones, 16 Amanda Noelle Jones, 16, of Tampa, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 at Tampa. She was born Nov. 9, 1995 in Sierra Vista, Ariz. Amanda attended the Florida Virtual School and was a member of The River at Tampa Bay Church Youth Group. She was part of I.M. Student Ministries at The River and a leader at Robles Park Outreach in Tampa. Amanda was a soul winner and led 100s to Christ. She is very loved and will be greatly missed. She is survived by her father, Steven Roger Jones of Lake Panasoffkee; mother, Nancy Lynn Lewis of Tampa; step-father, Richard Wesley Lewis of Tampa; brothers, Aaron Jones of Lake Panasoffkee, Ryan Italiano and Tyler Lewis of Tampa; sisters, Megan Jones of Lake Panasoffkee, and Emma Jones of Inverness; grandparents, John and Betsi Stanley of Bushnell, Carl Jones of Bushnell; Jerald and Patricia Moyers of Huntsville, Ala., and Roger and Cheryl Nichols of Salt Lake City, Utah; great-grandmothers, LeNoir Nichols, and Louise Stanley; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. A visitation will be at the Purcell Funeral Home Chapel, Bushnell, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m., and at First Baptist Church of Bushnell, Bushnell, on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, from 10 to 11 a.m. A Lifes Celebration will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Allen Hawes presiding. Interment will follow at the Old Center Hill Cemetery, Center Hill. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. Mary Ruth Akins, 95 Mary Ruth Akins, 95, of Bushnell, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at Bushnell. Survivors include her nephews, Albert Eugene Hamilton, Ronnie Hamilton, Adrian Fussell, and Frankie Lord; nieces, Carolyn Hamilton Gentry, and Louise Goodwin. Graveside services will be held at Evergreen Cemetery, Bushnell, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at 2 p.m., Pastor Ronnie Hunt will preside. Online condolences may be left at www.purcellfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell. OBITS continued from Page 6 Herbert and Ruth Jane Cline Presentation at Faith Baptist Church, Webster T hanks to the magic of DVR Ive been watching the first three seasons of Mad Men. Set in the early 1960s, the series is about a New York Madison Avenue advertising firm, centering around one character, Don Draper, who heads the creative department. Hes a fascinating character aloof, suave and handsome and morally bankrupt. Hes married with two kids, but he sleeps with anything in a skirt. Its not uncommon for him to not come home for a few days. His names not really Don Draper, but Dick Whitman. His mother was a prostitute who gave him away to his alcoholic father and his wife. His father dies and the wife remarries and Dick has a pretty miserable childhood. He joins the military and is sent to Korea where, after his commanding officer the real Don Draper is killed, he switches dog tags and assumes Drapers identity and deserts the war. So, Dick, now Don, is a successful ad man. However, because he cant completely shed his real identity, hes constantly looking over his shoulder, on guard lest someone recognizes him as Dick and exposes him. That happens a few times. Hes on the train and someone says, Dick Whitman! How the heck are you? Dick/Dons upper lip gets sweaty as he tries to ignore the person until he finally says, Youve got the wrong guy. Another time his younger brother finds him and comes to see him in New York. Don gives him money and tells him to go away. (Spoiler alert: The brother kills himself in a hotel room.) As creative and brilliant as Don Draper is, even as hes the envy of all the other ad men in his office, hes an imposter. Hes Dick Whitman, son of the town whore, and hes constantly haunted by nightmares of the former life hes trying to hide. Brennan Manning, former Catholic priest and self-confessed imposter in search of his real self, writes about his fake self and how he counts on outside experiences to give him inner meaning. In his book, Posers, Fakes and Wannabes: Unmasking the Real You, he writes, For a long time I hid from my true self by performing in ministry. I constructed a fake identity through sermons, books and storytelling. I convinced myself that if the majority of Christians thought well of me, there was nothing wrong, right? The more ministerial success I experienced, the more convincing the Poser became. He adds, For the Poser, its not whether you win or lose, its how you look playing the game. Eventually, Manning came to the conclusion that to rid himself of his poser or imposter ways, he needed to call the Poser out of hiding, accept him, embrace him and bring him to Jesus. Because whatever is denied cannot be healed, Manning writes. We have to acknowledge our selfishness and stupidity and gradually accept that were as poor and broken as the next guy. And that its okay because if we werent then we would be God. He goes on to write, When we accept the truth about ourselves and surrender it to Jesus Christ, we find peace maybe not the constant emotional experience of peace, but genuine peace still, even when we dont understand it. Recently, I learned that one of my favorite Christian writers, Heather Kopp, started a blog, Sober Boots, where she writes about being a Christian and being an alcoholic and how the two are not an oxymoron. She says labeling herself an alcoholic means that she will always be broken in this particular way and that she cant wish it away. The label recovering means that she understands that when she wants a drink, what shes really craving is grace and that being a Christian means she believes God is making beauty out of my brokenness. Sober Boots refers to her one-time habit of hiding wine bottles inside her boots in her closet, pretending on the outside shes something shes not. Now that she admits shes a drunk, shes free not to be. Shes now four years sober. Don Draper never gets free (so far in the series). He does end up telling his wife everything, but only after she finds all his papers that he had locked and hidden away in a desk drawer and she divorces him. How tragic. By holding onto his fake self, he loses everything. GRACE NOTES Dropping the phony facade Nancy Kennedy Special to the Times
P AGE 16 S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012 Weekly fishing report and news from Tracys Point Fishing Lodge for week ending Jan. 8: Report by Donna and Steve Lind Anglers on Lake Panasoffkee 263 Anglers Bass Fishing 244 Bass caught 271 Bass Released 260 Pan Fish caught 214 As you begin your day today, hopefully with perhaps two eggs over medium, two strips of bacon, and if youre anything like me, a side of grits with butter and a piece of whole wheat toast, reflect for a moment, if you will, on just how good weve all got it here on beautiful Lake Panasoffkee. Donna and I purchased Tracys Point Fishing Lodge in 2004 with the intent of moving here and living out our days. As the saying goes, the best laid plans of mice and men often go astray Unfortunately I still spend about three days (too many) each week in Tampa and I dont see scenery like this every day instead I spend an equal amount of time in bumper to bumper traffic and am generally not cognizant of where the sun is or sometimes where Im at. Moral of the story? Count your blessings every day it just doesnt get any better than the beauty of Lake Panasoffkee. Bass fishing continues to be fantastic on Lake Panasoffkee, one more time, and I say it every week, practice makes perfect. Folks dont like to hear it, but its simply the truth. Our newest bass guide Lamar Miller is as humble as the day is long. A good Christian, he works hard at finding the fish, where they live, their favorite food (this week it was plastic frogs). Thank the Lord that it appears that many of our customers (in addition to Lamar) do practice catch and release, otherwise we probably would have a lot fewer fish and natural resources than we currently have. Lots of folks are asking Steve if the specs turned on yet? Answer: yes, you will catch some specs just ask my friend Jerry Perkins with a fairly decent speck caught last week. I anticipate the speck bite will pick up as winter water temps move in. In fact, you can count on it. Live minnows are the ticket but dont rule out Jiffy Jigs or tube baits if you are a true sportsman. Sorry to be so wordy this week perhaps its got something to do with my forthcoming birthday this Saturday, Jan. 14, when I officially cross the threshold as I achieve the age of 60 years old. Yes, I said it 60 years old (ooh that hurt). It seems like yesterday I was 6 years old what happened? Where did the years go? Fortunately for me they are filled with wonderful memories of friends, family, but equally important, I can still recall the first deer that I saw as I sat on a tree-stand that my father put me on. I actually thought that he released the deer from a nearby cage so that I would have a glimpse of them. Funny how life goes, I had (still have) a brother named Mitch who is 18 months younger than me, interestingly enough even in those young simple years it seems our lives are carved out for us. For example, during the time I just described, Mitch had already developed a propensity for carpentry and while everyone else was attempting to develop their tree stands to take a deer, it seems that my brother Mitch wanted to build a tree house. The hammering and ensuing noise was not conducive to the taking of a deer. Turns out he ended up becoming a successful general contractor and specialized in building churches. As many of you know, we are fortunate enough to have hosted country music legend, Bobby Bare, for the entire nine years that we have owned Tracys Point. Bobby is not only a great musician, but an incredible person and friend. I thought I would include a biography of his life below which I found incredibly interesting; I hope you will too. Enjoy! Bobby Bares story is nearly as fascinating as his music. Bares mother died when he was five. His father couldnt earn enough money to feed his children, forcing the family to split up. Bare was working on a farm by the time he was 15 years old, later working in factories and selling ice cream to support himself. Building his first guitar, he began playing music in his late teens, performing with a local Ohio band in Springfield. In the late s, he moved out to Los Angeles. Bares first appearance on record was in 1958, as he recorded his own talking blues The All American Boy, which was credited to Bill Parsons. A number of labels refused the record before the Ohio-based Fraternity Records bought it for $50; the fee also included the publishing rights. The All American Boy was released in 1959 and it surprisingly became the second-biggest single in the U.S. that December, crossing over to the pop charts and peaking at number three. The single was also a big hit in the U.K., reaching number 22. Before Bare could capitalize on his success, he was drafted into the armed forces. While he was on duty, Fraternity hired another singer to become Bill Parsons and sent him out on tour. After Bare left the army, he became roommates with Willie Nelson. During this time, he decided to become a pop singer. Soon, he was touring with pop/rock stars like Roy Orbison and Bobby Darin, recording records for a number of California labels. Meanwhile, his songs were being recorded by a number of artists; three of his tunes were featured in the Chubby Checker movie Teenage Millionaire. Even though he was having some modest success, Bare decided he wasnt fulfilled playing pop music. Instead, he turned back to country, developing a distinctive blend of country, folk, and pop. In 1962, Chet Atkins signed him to RCA Records. By the end of the year, he had a hit with Shame on You, which was notable for being one of the first records out of Nashville to make concessions to the pop charts by featuring horns. The production worked, as the single broke into the pop charts. The following year, he recorded Mel Tillis and Danny Dills Detroit City, which became his second straight single to make both the country and pop charts. Bare followed up the single with a traditional folk song, Miles from Home. It was another big hit for the singer, peaking in the Top Ten on both the country and pop charts. Bare continued to rack up hits in 1964 and 1965, as well as appearing in the Western movie A Distant Trumpet. As the s progressed, Bare continued to blur the lines between country and folk, as he was influenced by songwriters like Bob Dylan, recording material by Dylan and several of his contemporaries. Not only did he explore American folk, but Bare traveled to England, where he was popular. In 1968, he recorded an album with a Liverpool country band called the Hillsiders (The English Country Side), which signaled his artistic drive. Bare switched record labels in 1970, signing with Mercury Records. He stayed at the label for two years, producing a string of Top Ten hits, including How I Got to Memphis, Please Dont Tell Me How the Story Ends, and Come Sundown. Upon leaving Mercury, he recorded an album for United Artists called This Is Bare Country, which remained unreleased until 1976; instead, the label released a collection, The Very Best of Bobby Bare. After leaving UA, he resigned with RCA in 1973. Later in 1973, Bare released a double album of Shel Silverstein songs, Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends and Lies. Not only did the album represent the beginning of a collaboration with Silverstein, it was arguably the first country concept album, adding fire to the outlaw movement of the s in the process. The record was a hit with country audiences as well as rock fans, gaining airplay on FM radio stations. The following year, he had his first number one single with Marie Laveau. Bare released another record of Silverstein songs, Bobby Bare and the Family Singin in the Kitchen, in 1975. Unfortunately, the singers oldest daughter died shortly after recording the album; she was only 15. In 1977, Bare received a major publicity push from Bill Graham, the legendary rock concert promoter. Graham signed the singer to his management company, proclaiming that Bare was the Springsteen of country music. Soon, the singer found new audiences at college campuses and in Canada. He switched record labels the same year, recording the self-produced Bare for Columbia. Two years later, he released Sleeper Whenever I Fall, which featured contributions from Rodney Crowell and rearranged rock & roll songs like the Rolling Stones The Last Time and the Byrds Feel a Whole Lot Better. Bare resumed his collaboration with Silverstein in 1980, releasing the live collection Down and Dirty, which spawned two humorous hits, Numbers and Tequila Sheila. The following year, he released As Is, which showed that he was continuing to record a diverse selection of songwriters, including Townes Van Zandt, J.J. Cale, and Guy Clark. I had more photos but figure I have worn out my welcome via text alone this week Good luck and good fishin folks! Donna and Steve Some things fishy in Lake Panasoffkee Many folks take life for granted and overlook the simple but beautiful things that life has to offer, especially Lake Panasoffkee, such as the breath taking sunrises shown. Pictured above, we have a customer (a bass fisherman) who has always wanted his photo taken alongside a live Florida Gator Im not talkin bout my alma mater Florida Gators but rather the real deal, a live Florida Gator. His name is Bob Adams and I explained the danger associated with getting too close to gators. He explained that he was a trained professional and that he would be fine. He just wanted one photo for the folks back home in Ohio well, you see it. He survived and is a home town hero so everyone is fine and were happy to have Bob back for another year. Jerry Perkins with a fairly decent speck caught last week. He caught this fish right off of our dock with a live minnow. Citrus Highs Elizabeth Lynch hit five late free throws as Citrus Highs girls basketball team held off a tough South Sumter High team for a 49-41 victory Thursday, Jan. 5 at South Sumter Highs gym. Citrus High is now 15-0 and one of the areas best teams. South Sumter is 711 and much improved. South Sumters Kirsti Merritt hit 18 points, most on driving lay-ups, to lead the Raiders. Kylie Jessmer hit eight points for the Raiders. Shenelle Toxen led Citrus with 15 points and Paige Garvin added 12 points. When you have to go to the free throw line late in a game, someone needs to do that and Elizabeth certainly did that, said Citrus High head girls basketball coach Brian Lattin. The Raiders coach Kimberly Borum appreciated what her team did. The Raiders led 31-28 with 4:53 left in the third quarter. Both teams were tied at 2525 at halftime. Im proud of my girls, said Borum. They gave a full effort. They didnt quit. Our team effort was great. They beat us by about 40 the first time we played (Nov. 21 in Inverness). Kirsti Merritt going to the basket was really great. Citrus took a 15-10 lead in the first quarter. Toxen led the Canes with five points. Merritt and Alayna Sumner both scored six apiece for the Raiders. Merritt scored eight points in the second quarter as the Raiders outscored the visitors 1510. Garvin hit four points for the Canes. The game was knotted at 25-25 at halftime. Citrus outpointed South Sumter 11-6 as Toxen scored five. The Canes also outscored the Raiders 1211 in the fourth quarter. Lynch hit the five crucial free throws. Merritt and Jessmer both scored four points for the Raiders. South Sumter will play The Villages there Friday, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Citrus holds off South Sumter girls 49-41 L ARRYB UGG Times Correspondent The Raiders coach Kimberly Borum appreciated what her team did. The Raiders led 31-28 with 4:53 left in the third quarter. Both teams were tied at 25-25 at halftime. SOUTH SUMTER HIGH SCHOOL
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Barrett, George M. 60-2011-CA-001285 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 60-2011-CA-001285 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP; Plaintiff, vs. GEORGE M. BARRETT, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHELLE B. MAYO, 4760 COUNTY ROAD 121D, WILDWOOD, FL 34785 607-0112 SCTVs. Camacho, Nydia M. 60-2009-CA-001131-XXXXXX Notice of Foreclosure SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 60-2009-CA-001131-XXXXXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. NYDIA M. CAMACHO, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE SUMTER COUNTY TIMES) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 6th day of December, 2011, and entered in Case No. 60-2009-CA-001131-XXXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 5TH Judicial Circuit in and for Sumter County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and NYDIA M. CAMACHO, JORGE D. CAMACHO and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell, FL, 10:00 a.m. on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THAT PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING EAST OF COUNTY ROAD 478, LESS THE SOUTH 1769 FEET AND LESS THE NORTH 375 FEET OF SAIS SOUTHWEST 1/4 AND THE NORTH 483.33 FEET OF THE WEST 124 FEET OF SOUTH 938.67 FEET OF NORTH 1/2 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 34. SUBJECT TO A 50 FOOT WIDE INGRESS AND EGRESS AND UTILITY EASEMENT ACROSS THE NORTH 50 FEET THEREOF. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE Dated this 9th day of December, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, Clerk Of The Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk January 5 and 12, 2012. 09-18154 609-0112 SCTVs. Sicard, Edward 60-2009-CA-000680 Notice of SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 60-2009-CA-000680 Division: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. EDWARD SICARD, WILDWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 7, 2011, in the Circuit Court of Sumter County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Sumter County, Florida described as: LOT 146, OAK HILL, A/K/A: LOT 4, BLOCK 14, WILDWOOD COUNTRY ESTATES, PHASE 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGES 48 THROUGH 48F, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: VACANT LOT AKA LOT 146 OAK HILL/CR 243, WILDWOOD, FL 34785; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, Sales held at 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell, Florida, 33513, Sumter County Courthouse, on January 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of December, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk January 5 and 12, 2012. 324400.090029 A/edr 610-0112 SCT Vs. Cholakian, Vasken 2009-CA-001023 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2009-CA-001023 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. VASKEN CHOLAKIAN, et al. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Order on Defendants Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale, dated December 9, 2011, and entered in Case Number: 2009-CA-001023, of the Fifth Circuit Court in and for Sumter County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, NA, is the Plaintiff, and Vasken Cholakian, et al., are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, in accordance with Section 45.031, Fla. Stat.: on January 19, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at 215 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, Florida, the following property as set forth in said Order, to-wit: Unit No. 12-202, Compass Pointe Villas on Lake Miona, a Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium recorded in OR Book 1574, pages 629 through 719, inclusive, of the Public Records of Sumter County, Florida, together with all appurtenances. If you are a person with a disability who needs accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at Sumter County Judicial Center, 215 East McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513, telephone (352) 569-6088, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this described notice. If hearing, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. Dated this 13th day of December, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, Clerk of Courts (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk January 5 and 12, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property: LOT 4, BLOCK C, FOX HOLLOW SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5 AT PAGE 24-24A, OF THE 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 the attorney for the Plaintiff, Morales Law Group, P.A., whose address is 14750 NW 77th Court, Suite 303, Miami Lakes, FL 33016, and file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, or on or before Feb. 3, 2012. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Foreclosure Complaint. Dated: December 22, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk January 5 and 12, 2012. Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Clean out your closets, go through your garage, attack your attic and then use the classifieds to get rid of stuff you no longer use. And theFREE listing means you have more money left over after the sale! You can list any single item priced under $100 for sale for FREE! P UTTHEPOWERANDCONVENIENCEOF THECLASSIFIEDSTOWORKFORYOU! Just call and see how easy it is to make money with the classifieds. ANYITEMPRICEDUNDER $100MAXIMUM 10 WORDS RUNSFOR 2 WEEKS FREE TOLL FREE 1-877-676-1403 Free Offers Free to good home Lab/bull mastiff mix, black female,UTDS 1 yr. old good w/kids call after 6pm( 352) 793-8551 Full Blood German Shepherd 1 y.o. SUTD, nuet. male, house broken(352) 793-8551 Lost $300 REWARDFor Lost Red Eclectus Parrot Need Special Care (352) 457-3349 Lost Dog. Beagle mix. 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S UMTER C OUNTY (FL) T IMES T HURSDAY J ANUARY 12, 2012, P AGE A19 CLASSIFIEDS Call Toll Free 1-877-676-1403 684-0119 SCT PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2011-DR-000292 IN THE MATTER OF THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS FOR THE PROPOSED ADOPTION OF A MINOR CHILD; JARVIOUS ALEXZANDER LAMEEK LANCASTER; DOB: 01/13/2005, A Minor Child. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND ADOPTION TO: Sarah Meredith 3855 McFee Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action on Jerri A. Blair, Esq., P.O. Box 130, Tavares, FL 32778, attorney for petitioner, on or before February 3, 2012 and file the original with the clerk of this court at 215 E. McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513, either before service on plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. DATED this 16th day of December, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Pam Prevost, Deputy Clerk December 29, 2011, January 5, 12 and 19, 2012. Termination of Parental Rights Notices Termination of Parental Rights Notices Termination of Parental Rights Notices 605-0112 SCT Zalucki, Edward Frank 2011-CP-000466 Notice to Cred. PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2011-CP-000466 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF EDWARD FRANK ZALUCKI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EDWARD FRANK ZALUCKI, deceased, whose date of death was April 2, 2010, and whose social security number is 117-16-1543, file number 2011-CP-000466, is pending in the Circuit Court for Sumter County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is 215 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, Florida 33513. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 5, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Dawn M. Zalucki 2049 SW 80th Avenue, Bushnell, Florida 33513 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Stephen W. Screnci, P.A. Florida Bar No. 0051802 Stephen W. Screnci, P.A. 3301 NW Boca Raton Blvd., Suite 201, Boca Raton, FL 33431 Telephone: (561) 300-3390 January 5 and 12, 2012. Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration Notices to Creditors/ Administration 608-0112 SCT Vs. Smith, Charlotte Dianne 60-2011-CA-000341 Notice of Foreclosure Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 60-2011-CA-000341 Division: CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I TRUST 2005-CL1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-CL1, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLOTTE DIANNE SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLOTTE DIANNE SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment dated December 7th, 2011, entered in Civil Case No.: 60-2011-CA-000341, of the Circuit Court of the Fifth Judicial Circuit in and for Sumter County, Florida, wherein CITIBANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES I TRUST 2005-CL1, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-CL1 is Plaintiff, and CHARLOTTE DIANNE SMITH, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLOTTE DIANNE SMITH AND UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A ERIN are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at 10:00 a.m. at 215 East McCollum Avenue, Suite 327, Bushnell, FL 33513 on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF BLOCK 79, NEW PLAT OF BUSHNELL, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 79, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN WEST 60 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH 152.05 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST 180 FEET TO MARKET STREET; THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY WITH STREET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF BLOCK 79, THENCE RUN EAST TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. This property is located at the Street address of: 101 North Market Street, Bushnell, FL 33513. If you are a person claiming a right to funds remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. After 60 days, only the owner of record as of the date of the lis pendens may claim the surplus. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on December 9, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, CLERK OF THE COURT (COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Lorna Barker, Sumter County Judicial Complex, 225 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513, Phone 352-569-6012, Fax 352-569-6098; at least 7 days before your secheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. January 5 and 12, 2012. 7525-05824 611-0112 SCT vs. Paterno, Maria 2011-CA-000549 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-000549 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. MARIA PATERNO AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARIA PATERNO, Defendants. 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: SEE EXHIBIT A. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell, FL 33513, at 10:00 A.M., on January 19th, 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 (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, As Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A PARCEL 1 THAT PART OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 20 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NE CORNER OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 19; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 18 W 956.79 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 40 W 455.73 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 18 E 956.71 FEET TO THE NORTH LINE OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 19; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 41 W 455.74 FEET ALONG SAID LINE TO THE NE CORNER OF THE WEST 420.00 FEET OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 19; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 19 W 956.63 FEET ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID WEST 420.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 40 E 456.12 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH, RESERVING UNTO THE GRANTOR, AND SUBJECT TO A NON-EXCLUSIVE PERPETUAL EASEMENT, LICENSE AND PRIVILEGE OF INGRESS, EGRESS AND UTILITIES FOR USE IN COMMON WITH OTHERS, OVER AND ACROSS THE FULL WIDTH OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTY, SAID EASEMENT TO RUN WITH AND BE A PERPETUAL BURDEN ON THE LAND HEREBY CONVEYED: THE WEST 60.00 FEET OF THE EAST 485.73 FEET OF THE NORTH 1016.72 FEET OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 20 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. January 5 and 12, 2012. 612-0112 SCTVs. Brown, Robert Todd 2007-CA00-1209 Notice of Rescheduled Foreclosure SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2007-CA00-1209 DIVISION THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS ASSET-BACKED NOTES TRUST 2007-SD1, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT TODD BROWN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated December 16, 2011 and entered in Case No. 2007-CA00-1209 of the Circuit Court of the FIFTH Judicial Circuit in and for SUMTER County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS ASSET-BACKED NOTES TRUST 2007-SD1, is the Plaintiff and ROBERT TODD BROWN; TONYA BROWN; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell, FL, 33513 at 10:00 a.m., on the 19th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 9, TRACYS POINT THIRD ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 31 1/2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 1169 COUNTY ROAD 441, LAKE PANASOFFKEE, FL 33538 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 20, 2011. Gloria R. Hayward, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact, Cheryl Creel (352) 568-6628 or (TDD) 800-955-8771. January 5 and 12, 2012. F07037322 620-0119 SCT Vs. Barton, Glenn O. 2011-CA-001272 Notice of Action PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.2011CA001272 GLORIA I. HOLLOWAY, as trustee of the Holloway Family Trust dated 12/31/98 Plaintiff vs GLENN O. BARTON and JOYE B. BARTON, his wife, if living, and if deceased, the respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, trustees and all other persons claiming by, through under or against said defendants, Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO DEFENDANTS: GLENN O. BARTON and JOYE B. BARTON, his wife if living, and if deceased, the respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, trustees and all other persons claiming by, through under or against said defendants YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Sumter County, Florida, to-wit: Tax Parcel #F29C044 Commence at the Northwest corner of Block G, MAGNOLIA SHORES, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2 Page 6 Public Records of Sumter County, Florida; run thence N.38 degrees 48W. 34.42 feet; thence S.44 degrees 46W. 15 feet to the point of beginning; thence S.38 degrees 48E. 49.42 feet; thence N.44 degrees 46E. 15 feet; thence S.43 degrees 48E. 29.90 feet to the waters of a canal; thence S.60 degrees W. 53.29 feet along said waters; thence N.70W. 71.6 feet along said waters; thence N.44 degrees 46E. 72.7 feet to the point of beginning. Said property a/k/a Lot 44 of REGISTERS UNPLATTED SUBDIVISION, said land lying and being situate in Section 29, Township 19 South, Range 22 East, Sumter County, Florida. and That part of Lot 17, REGISTERS UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION, being a part of Blocks I and G, MAGNOLIA SHORES, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 6 1/2, Public Records of Sumter County, Florida more particularly described as follows: From the most Northerly corner of Lot 1, Block G of aforesaid MAGNOLIA SHORES run N.38W. (bearing based on Map on REGISTERS UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION OF BLOCKS I AND G OF MAGNOLIA SHORES SUBDIVISION) on a line between Blocks H and I of MAGNOLIA SHORES a distance of 34.42 feet; thence S.44 degrees 46W. a distance of 15 feet to the point of beginning of the following described parcel of land. From said point of beginning run N.38 degrees 48W. 15.0 feet; thence S.44 degrees 46W. and parallel with the Southeasterly line of said Lot 17, REGISTERS UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION a distance of 99.9 feet; thence S.35 degrees 13E. 15.14 feet to the Southeasterly line of the aforesaid Lot 17; thence N.44 degrees 46E. along said Southeasterly line of Lot 17 a distance of 100.85 feet to the point of beginning. TOGETHER WITH that certain Mobile Home(s), YEAR: 1970, MAKE: NOBI and VIN #: N2192 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to wit on RANDALL N. THORNTON, ATTORNEY AT LAW for plaintiff, whose address is Post Office Box 58, Lake Panasoffkee, Florida 33538, on or before February 10, 2012, and file the original with the clerk of court either before service on plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on December 29, 2011. Gloria R. Hayward, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk January 12 and 19, 2012. 621-0119 SCT Vs. Doherty, William 2010 CA 1593 Notice of Re-scheduled Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2010 CA 1593 BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM DOHERTY A/K/A WILLIAM A. DOHERTY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM DOHERTY A/K/A WILLIAM A. DOHERTY AND WILDWOOD PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF RE-SCHEDULED SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered July 26, 2011, in Case Number 2010 CA 001593 in the Circuit Court of Sumter County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Sumter County, Florida, described as: Lot 84, Oak Hill a/k/a: Lot 4, Block 8, Wildwood Country Estates, Phase 1, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Pages 48 through 48F of the Public Records of Sumter County, Florida Together with (i) all buildings, improvements, hereditaments, and appurtenances thereunto appertaining, as far as they may now or hereafter during the term of this indenture belong to or be used in connection with the occupancy of any building existing or to be constructed on such property; (ii) all fixtures, equipment and accessions and attachments thereto now or hereafter attached or used in connection with the operation of such property, and all replacements, additions, and betterments to or of any of the foregoing; (iii) all rights in now existing and hereafter arising easements, rights of way, rights of access, water rights and courses, sewer rights and other rights appertaining thereto; (iv) all as-extracted collateral including without limitation all gas, oil and mineral rights of every nature and kind, all timber to be cut and all other rights appertaining thereto; and (v) all leases, rents and profits therefrom. The real property, buildings, improvements, fixtures, equipment, accessions thereto, appurtenances and all replacements and additions thereof and thereto, all leases and rents therefrom, and all other collateral described above are hereinafter referred to as the Property. at Public Sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Sumter County Courthouse located at 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell, FL 33513, at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of February, 2012. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: December 29, 2011. Gloria R. Hayward, Clerk of Court, Sumter County, Florida (SEAL) By /s/ Kallyn Wells, As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator for the Courts within 2 working days of your receipt of your notice to appear in Court. The Coordinator for Sumter County is Lorna Barker (352) 569-6012. January 12 and 19, 2012. 622-0119 SCTVs. Rodriguez, Michael Christopher 60-2010-CA-000177 Notice of Foreclosure SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 60-2010-CA-000177 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-13, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER RODRIGUEZ; DEANA RODRIGUEZ; CITY OF WILDWOOD, FLORIDA; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE SUMTER COUNTY TIMES) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Dec. 6, 2011, and entered in Case No. 60-2010-CA-000177, of the Circuit Court of the 5th Judicial Circuit in and for SUMTER County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2003-13, is Plaintiff and MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER RODRIGUEZ; DEANA RODRIGUEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; CITY OF WILDWOOD, FLORIDA; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at AT 215 E. MCCOLLUM AVENUE, SUITE 327, BUSHNELL, at 10:00 a.m., on the 26 day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, IN BLOCK C, OF OAK GROVE ADDITION TO WILDWOOD, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 121 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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. Dated this 9th day of December, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, As Clerk of said Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, As Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 215 E. McCollum Ave., Bushnell, FL 33513. Phone No. (352) 568-6628 within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD); if you are voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). January 12 and 19, 2012. 10-04809 AHM 623-0119 SCTVs. Mills Jr., Robert H. 60-2010-CA-001514-XXXXXX Notice of Foreclosure SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 60-2010-CA-001514-XXXXXX CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT H. MILLS, JR.; CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., THE UNKNOWN SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN J. BROPSON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED APRIL 18, 1996; NANCY A. MILLS; UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE SUMTER COUNTY TIMES) NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 6th day of December, 2011, and entered in Case No. 60-2010-CA-001514-XXXXXX, of the Circuit Court of the 5TH Judicial Circuit in and for Sumter County, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and ROBERT H. MILLS, JR., CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., MARCIA CAMP, THE UNKNOWN SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE OF THE JOHN J. BROPSON REVOCABLE TRUST DATED APRIL 18, 1996, NANCY A. MILLS and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell, FL, 10:00 a.m. on the 26 day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE EAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 18 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST, SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS COUNTY ROAD RIGHT OF WAY ACROSS THE SOUTH SIDE THEREOF. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE Dated this 9th day of December, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, Clerk Of The Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk January 12 and 19, 2012. 10-43068 624-0119 SCT Vs. Turner, Jr., Roland C. 60-2011-CA-000926 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 5TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 60-2011-CA-000926 Division No. Section ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff(s) vs. ROLAND C. TURNER, JR.; et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 6, 2011, and entered in Case No. 60-2011-CA-000926 of the Circuit Court of the 5TH Judicial Circuit in and for SUMTER County, Florida, wherein ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. is the Plaintiff and ROLAND C. TURNER, JR.; LUCY TURNER and KAREN CHADDICK A/K/A KAREN HINDERLITER are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Sumter County Courthouse, 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell, FL, at 10:00 a.m. on the 26 day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 34 -BEGIN SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50 WEST 1105.50 FEET FROM SOUTHEAST CORNER OF NORTH 1/2 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 19 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 50 WEST 110.55 FEET, THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 02 EAST 188.22 FEET THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 51 EAST 110.55 FEET THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 02 WEST 188.20 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; TOGETHER WITH 1971 GULF MOBILE HOME WITH VIN: 1314A, TITLE NUMBER 4567560; VIN: 1314B, TITLE NUMBER 4567562 and commonly known as 5277 COUNTY RD. 503 E., WILDWOOD, FL 34785 IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at SUMTER County, Florida this 9th day of December, 2011. GLORIA HAYWARD, Clerk, SUMTER County, Florida (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk January 12 and 19, 2012. 517333.000223 625-0119 SCTVs. Plaster, Catherine J. 60-2009-CA-000736 Notice of SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 60-2009-CA-000736 Division: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF THE CWABS INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-BC5 Plaintiff, vs. CATHERINE J. PLASTER A/K/A CATHERINE JOY PLASTER A/K/A CATHERINE JOY TROWELL, RICHARD N. PLASTER; TAMPA BAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; CEMEX, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on December 2, 2011, in the Circuit Court of Sumter County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Sumter County, Florida described as: BEING 70 FEET SOUTH OF THE NE CORNER OF BLOCK 62, NEW PLAT OF BUSHNELL AS PER PLAT IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 79, PUBLIC RECORDS OF SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN THENCE SOUTH 75 FEET, THENCE WEST 150 FEET, THENCE NORTH 75 FEET, THENCE EAST 150 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING LYING AND BEING SITUATE IN SECTION 16, TOWNSHIP 21 SOUTH, RANGE 22 EAST. and commonly known as: 322 NORTH FLORIDA STREET, BUSHNELL, FL 33513; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, Sales held at 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell, Florida, 33513, Sumter County Courthouse, on January 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of December, 2011. GLORIA R. HAYWARD, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk January 12 and, 2012. 286750.094319A/edr 626-0119 SCT Vs. Sukhram, Imraan 2011 CA 000813 Notice of Sale PUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2011 CA 000813 FARM CREDIT OF CENTRAL FLORIDA, ACA, Plaintiff, vs. IMRAAN SUKHRAM and SHAIROON KHAN, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Final Judgment entered in the above entitled case in the Circuit Court of Sumter County, Florida, the Clerk of the Court shall sell the property situated in Sumter County, described as: See Exhibit A attached hereto. at public sale, on the steps of the Sumter County Courthouse, 215 E. McCollum Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513, to the highest and best bidder for cash after giving notice as required by Section 45.031, Florida Statutes, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on the 26th day of January, 2012. GLORIA R. HAYWARD As Clerk of Courts (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk EXHIBIT A A portion of land lying in the Southeast 1/4 of Section 23, Township 21 South, Range 23 East, Sumter County, Florida, more particulary described as follows: Commence at the Southeast corner of the SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 23, thence run S89 Degrees 25 09 W along the South line of said SW 1/4 of SE 1/4, a distance of 145.93 feet to the Easterly right-of-way line of County Road No. 469, thence run N26 Degrees 22 50 W along said right-of-way line a distance of 339.49 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, thence continue N26 Degrees 22 50 W along said right-of-way line, a distance of 125.00 feet, thence departing said right-of-way line, run N62 Degrees 26 13 E 490.30 feet, thence N26 Degrees 22 50 W 444.22 feet, thence N62 Degrees 26 13 E 274.96 feet, thence S26 Degrees 22 50 E 569.22 feet, thence S62 Degrees 26 13 W 765.26 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. January 12 and 19, 2012. 627-0119 SCTVs. Adams, William S. 60-20010-CA-000035 Notice of Rescheduled Foreclosure SalePUBLIC NOTICE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 60-2010-CA-000035 DIVISION CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM S. ADAMS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 30, 2011 and entered in Case No. 60-2010-CA-000035 of the Circuit Court of the FIFTH Judicial Circuit in and for SUMTER County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM S. ADAMS; SANDRA ADAMS; REGIONS BANK D/B/A AMSOUTH BANK; TENANT #1 N/K/A CHELSIE ROCKWELL; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 215 E. McCollum Ave., Suite 327, Bushnell, FL, 33513 at 10:00 a.m., on the 26th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST 1/4 OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 22 SOUTH, RANGE 21 EAST, SUMTER COUNTY, FLORIDA. (ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 11, UNIT 5, ROYAL OAKS RETREATS). SUBJECT TO 25 FOOT ROAD EASEMENT ON THE SOUTH SIDE A/K/A 5034 SW 116 PLACE, WEBSTER, FL 33597 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on December 2, 2011. Gloria R. Hayward, Clerk of the Circuit Court (SEAL) By: /s/ Kallyn Wells, Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities requesting reasonable accommodations to participate in this proceeding should contact, Cheryl Creel (352) 568-6628 or (TDD) 800-955-8771. January 12 and 19, 2012. F09127671 Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices Foreclosure Sale/ Action Notices
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