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Title:
The Arcadian
Uniform Title:
Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
DeSoto sun herald
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Publisher:
DeSoto County Pub. Co., Inc.
Place of Publication:
Arcadia DeSoto County Fla
Creation Date:
December 30, 1964
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Title:
The Arcadian
Uniform Title:
Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
DeSoto sun herald
Physical Description:
Newspaper
Language:
English
Publisher:
DeSoto County Pub. Co., Inc.
Place of Publication:
Arcadia DeSoto County Fla
Creation Date:
December 30, 1964
Publication Date:
Frequency:
weekly[jan. 13, 1927-<1997>]
weekly[ former -feb. 18, 1926]
semiweekly[ former feb. 23, 1926-jan. 7, 1927]
weekly
regular

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Newspapers -- Arcadia (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- De Soto County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- De Soto -- Arcadia
Coordinates:
27.2175 x -81.86

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of Florida
Holding Location:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All rights reserved. Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000579554
oclc - 33424602
notis - ADA7400
lccn - sn 95047230
System ID:
UF00079901:00055

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De Soto County news
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Arcadia enterprise

Full Text

"Serving DeSoto County since 1887"


Arcadian
sports writer
Big Daddy
shares his
special
Father's Day
story.

PAGE 12


Thursday, June 13, 2013 24 pages / 50 cents


A section of the Sun




County rejects hospital tax


By STEVE BAUER
ARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR
In a unanimous vote, the
DeSoto County Board of County
Commissioners rejected DeSoto
Memorial Hospital's request to discuss
a taxing unit ordinance at a public
hearing.
The hospital has been operating at a
loss since 2007, and is projecting fiscal


year 2013 losses of approximately $2.5
million. A majority of the hospital's
debt is from providing indigent care
to patients who don't have the ability
to pay for medical services. DMH's
proposal was to raise the county ad
valorem rate by two mills, which would
equate to roughly $2.8 million in an-
nual revenue for the hospital. (A mill
is equal to $1 tax on every $1,000 of
taxable value.)


DMH CEO Vince Sica outlined the
hospital's struggle to stay out of the red
while still providing high-quality care
to area residents.
"With our commitment to provide
indigent care to those in need, and the
lack of funding provided by state and
federal entities, we need help from this
community to solve this problem," he
said.
The commissioners, while supportive


of the hospital and the services it
provides to the community, asked Sica
whether the hospital had explored
every option of raising revenue before
seeking a tax hike on DeSoto citizens.
"Why wouldn't you look into the
sale of the hospital? What are the pros
and cons of a public hospital versus
a private one?" Commissioner Elton
HOSPITAL 113


ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.com


Homicide suspect charged in shooting death


By STEVE BAUER
ARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR


A Fort Myers man is in
custody in connection with
a homicide at a residence in
Arcadia on Sunday.
Keith Lamont Clark was
arrested in connection
with the shooting death
of Rashard Watson at a
house on Pleasant Circle
in Arcadia, according to
Arcadia Police Department
Marshal Matt Anderson.
Clark was charged with
second-degree murder and
possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon. He was
being held without bond


SUN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com
A shooting that the Arcadia Police Department says took place at this house Sunday evening in
Arcadia resulted in one man dead and another in police custody with charges pending.


Wednesday at the DeSoto County Jail. His
arraignment hearing is set for July 15 at 9
a.m. at the DeSoto County courthouse.
Anderson says APD officers directing
traffic at a charity kickball game at Louis
Anderson Park heard four or five gunshots
near a housing complex on Pleasant


Circle. When officers arrived, they saw a
crowd gathered around a residence.
According to the arrest report, witnesses
saw Clark flee to his girlfriend's house at
1681 Pleasant Circle, where he was then


'He could light

up a room

with his smile'
SUSAN E. HOFFMAN
ARCADIAN EDITOR
'He could light up a room with his
smile'
On Tuesday, the Rev. Mitchell Watson
Sr. spoke about his son Rashard
"Scooter" Watson, the victim in Sunday
night's homicide. The elder Watson
noted Scooter had a run-in with Keith
Lamont "Keebo" Clark last year. He
believes the bad blood between them
from that incident ultimately led to
Sunday's shooting.


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WATSON 123


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UTILITY ISSUE: BOCC considers water, sewer lines to Nocatee ......................................... 2
'WE ARE NOT FAM-1-LY': School board meeting becomes contentious again ........................... 3
THISWEEK: From the 1973 Arcadian, honoring Coach Bowers ......................................... 9

Editorial ............... 4 Fam ily Album ..........7 Obituaries ............. 9 Sports ............... 14


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Calendar .............. 6 Police Beat ............ 8


Religion .............. 10 Agriculture ........... 18











Hurricane seminar preps DeSoto residents


By STEVE BAUER
ARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR

DeSoto County residents
received a double dose of
hurricane awareness June 5
at the Turner Center. Besides
learning valuable information
on emergency services and
hurricane preparedness from
local authorities at the DeSoto
County Hurricane Seminar, at-
tendees were also alerted to a
more pressing threat: Tropical
Storm Andrea.
"I was standing near some-
one from the Red Cross, and
suddenly their phone started
making an alarm sound," said
Aubrey Cook. "He said that we
were just placed under a tropi-
cal storm warning. I thought
that was weird timing."
Representatives from the
DeSoto County Emergency
Management, the Red Cross
and the Department of Health
gave presentations to attendees
on safety protocol in the event
of a hurricane. Besides emer-
gency procedures that would
take effect if the county were
under a hurricane warning,
other topics discussed included
food safety and preparation,


emergency contact informa-
tion, evacuation procedures,
and items considered essential
during and after a hurricane
strikes.
The event also featured
several booths from area
businesses and organizations
which offered information on
topics such as animal services,
banking information and a local
ham radio club. Attendees also
participated in raffles and other
contests as part of the event.
The main goal, however, was
to give DeSoto residents a solid
understanding of the resources
available to them from both
local governmental agen-
cies and area businesses and
organizations.
"I think that's one of the
main goals we want to hit
home with attendees to-
night," said DeSoto County
Emergency Director Doug
Christ. "People need to be
aware of the options available
to them in the event of an
emergency, such as shelters,
transportation, food and water
sources, these things are criti-
cal elements to survival in the
event of a large hurricane."
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County mulls Nocatee utility expansion


By STEVE BAUER
ARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR

During Tuesday's Board of County
Commissioners workshop, members
debated the merits of spending $3
million to expand county water and
wastewater service to Nocatee during
the U.S. Highway 17 road expansion.
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prove engineering plans for the project
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Habitat for Humanity seeks to help veterans


By STEVE BAUER
ARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR

A new program by the Arcadia-
DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity
is providing home repairs for veterans
in need.
The "Legacy of Valor" home repair
program offers critical home repairs
for any veterans, active service mem-
bers or their spouses, on items such
as roofs, exterior/interior repairs,
floor systems, plumbing issues and
handicap accessibility, among others.
"We are looking to honor military
members and their families by giving
back," said Arcadia-DeSoto County
director Jane Breylinger. "Our motto
is to 'Honor, Inspire and Embrace,'
which is a simple way of saying that
we want to show our appreciation for
everything they have done for this
country. We want to honor veterans,
but also inspire patriotism in our com-
munity and embrace and celebrate
our freedom together."


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Habitat's involvement came from
a partnership with the Patterson
Foundation, which operates out of
Sarasota and is heavily involved with
renovation projects for veterans. One
of the Foundation's current projects
is the restoration of Patriot Plaza in
Sarasota, which will allow veterans
organizations a place to congregate for
various events.
At the moment, Habitat has enough
funding for five projects, and Breylinger
says two veterans have already been
approved for assistance. The organiza-
tion is in the process of partnering with
various DeSoto business and organiza-
tions for monetary assistance, but
there is still a need for further help to
continue the program past 2013.


"We have enough to get us started,
but we are looking for seed money to
get the program up and running for an
extended time," she said.
The organization hopes to begin
working on the first repair project in
July, and there are plans under way
for a kick-off celebration during the
Fourth of July holiday.
"Our first project is a veteran who
needs a completely new plumbing
system, and we are very excited to get
started on that," said Breylinger. He will
be getting all new pipes, and will soon
be able to access the water in his house
again."
Besides monetary or materials
donations, the group is also reaching
out to veterans groups in the area for
volunteers to help with the projects.
"We are hoping that veterans who are
not in need of home repairs but would
like to volunteer their time, would also
contact us about pitching in by helping
on a project," she said. "We are working
with the area Veterans Council, along


with seven other veterans and auxiliary
groups for support."
No skills or tools are required on
the part of the volunteer, just the
willingness to learn and have fun.
"Our construction manager is great,"
Breylinger said, "and it really is an
enjoyable experience to help someone
in need." Anyone interested is encour-
aged to contact the office, and there is
no long-term commitment required.
Besides veterans, anyone else inter-
ested in donating their time is welcome
and appreciated.
Any interested veteran must fill
out an application and meet certain
income requirements. They must also
allow the organization's construction
manager to do an inspection of the
area in need of repair.
To get started, call the office at 863-
494-4118, or visit www.desotohabitat.
com.
Individuals are also encouraged to
visit the group's main office at 10 South
DeSoto Ave., Room 200 in Arcadia.


More questions, bickering at School Board meeting


By SUSAN E. HOFFMAN
ARCADIAN EDITOR

ARCADIA Once again, Tuesday
night's School Board meeting became
contentious as Board Member Ronny
Allen questioned a lack of com-
munication between school district
administration and School Board
members. Calling communication
from the Superintendent's office with
Board Members "atrocious," Allen
challenged several instances when he
said the Board was not informed.
He questioned a letter sent to dis-
trict parents about some changes to
the dress code policy for lower grades
which would allow children to wear
shirts with stripes and round-necked
shirts. He questioned the transfer of
the middle school principal to the
high school, saying that needed Board
approval.
Never in 11 years has communica-
tion been so "unprofessional," Allen
said. "It's like the Board doesn't even
exist." He said he had asked four times
for information from Superintendent
Karyn Gary's office, including a list of
applicants for posted jobs and infor-
mation about project bid packets. "It
shouldn't take me three phone calls to
get it," he said.
Gary said she was not aware of his
specific requests and asked him to
call her with specific requests. "If I
don't know what you want, I can't fix


it," she said.
Allen countered, "There is so much
turmoil now. We never had this
problem before. I would love to see us
back as a family, a team, but it's just
not happening." The Board should be
aware, for example, of letters termi-
nating employees before they go out
to those individuals "because we get
phone calls and we don't know what's
going on."
Among the contentious issues Allen
raised was the allocation of School
Recognition Bonuses. He asked why
some people were not receiving funds.
Gary explained that bonuses were be-
ing held for three people Shannon
Fusco, Karen Pella and Paul Curtis
- pending the outcome of the ongo-
ing investigation. All other teachers
would be receiving their bonuses from
a state award for the school improv-
ing by a letter grade last year. (The
list indicates most full-time teachers
at the high school this year would
receive $997.47.)
Allen questioned whether the board
could override the Superintendent's
allocation to have those three paid
now, before completion of the inves-
tigation. Although Gary said the law
allows the money to be held back
in such circumstances, the School
Board's attorney, BuckyWaldron, said
he would have to research the law to
learn whether withholding the bonus
was discretionary or mandatory.


Board member's frustrations
Allen elaborated on some of the
information he has sought from the
Superintendent's office. "I asked for the
list of people who had applied for the
Assistant Superintendent's position,"
he said, but never received it. When no
one was picked, the job was reported
and again Allen asked for and did not
receive the information. He asked a
third time and is awaiting a response.
He also objected to the fact that
several school staff, some of them long-
term employees, were terminated by a
letter rather than face-to-face, and that
the board was not told beforehand. "I
would think the board would have been
notified," he said.
He continues to be frustrated over the
apparent lack of progress in the inves-
tigation of former high school principal
and others, after being told a report was
coming soon. "When we can't get the


information, it gets frustrating," Allen
said.
Gary informed the Board that Robert
Shayman is resigning to become the
Assistant Superintendent at the Hardee
County School District.
Gary said she will have information
at the next meeting on a new instruc-
tional services plan. She expects the
Environmental Learning Lab to have
a new focus, with stronger emphasis
on agriculture and environmental
science. "We'll do some new things to
match what will be coming into DeSoto
County in the environmental field with
Mosaic," she said.
Student Services is being updated
for 2013-14. Gary said, "We have 735
students who were absent 15 days or
more this year. We have 215 children
being home-schooled. We want to focus
on them to see if we are meeting their
needs, address truancy and bring some
of them back into our schools."


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I LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

No support
for hospital tax
Editor:
I have great respect for the
management and personnel of our
DeSoto Memorial Hospital but I
can not agree with using property
tax funds to support their losses.
There are alternatives.
1: The hospital losses stem from
uncollectable debt, mainly by un-
insured indigent part-time work-
ers. The affordable care act has
provisions to require that everyone
be insured. To that end Florida was
to receive $50 billion of federal
money to seed the required insur-
ance expansion. DeSoto Memorial
Hospital was to receive $2.5 million
this year. Our state legislators voted
down acceptance of this provision
of the affordable care act and now
we are being asked to make up for
that wasted opportunity with in-
creased property taxes. Get on the
phone, send letters, e-mail, tell our
state legislators and the governor
to get with it, stop playing politics
and accept this phase of the health
care act.
2: Like every other business
DeSoto Memorial Hospital has
competitors and relies on a level
playing field to compete. Sadly
this is not the case. This is a rural
area and agriculture is the major
employer. Because of this we have
a large population of uninsured


indigents and therefore much
more uncollectable debt for our
local hospital. Since these indigent
farmers serve the agricultural
sector it would only be fair that any
tax support come from agricultural
products. A penny or two on each
crate or unit of produce would be
more fair than taxing the home
owner to subsidize the growers.
Joseph McKenney
Arcadia

Hats off to
golf course staff
Editor:
Just a word to support the staff
at Arcadia Municipal Golf Course.
Should the fees be raised? Probably
so, if the money goes back into the
golf course and isn't skimmed for
other city projects. The perception
for years is that money made at the
course goes into other city projects.
True or false, I don't know, but it
has been the rumor for years.
The club house staff and man-
agement have always been very
friendly and try to encourage the
players to have a great round, in
spite of some really sour custom-
ers. The course superintendent and
staff do a remarkable job in spite of
not having enough funds to work
with. All of the maintenance staff
are friendly and really work hard.
It's a big job with a small staff,


and with the size of the course they
do a great job. I don't think they get
enough thanks or encouragement.
Dick Renquest
Arcadia

Thanks for tour
of downtown Arcadia
Editor:
About 75 West Elementary first-
graders took a historic walking tour
of downtown Arcadia. I wanted to
say a heartfelt thank you to every-
one who made this a memorable
learning experience.
A special thank you goes to
Arcadia City Administrator Judith
Jankosky, Council Member Alice
Frierson, Mayor Keith Keen and
Virginia Haas who greeted stu-
dents in the remodeled City Hall
Chambers and had a slide show
presentation for them.
Students were enthralled by Luke
Wilson's historical accounts of the
city's early days. SunTrust Bank
employees also gave students a
behind-the-teller-counter experi-
ence as they greeted drive-through
customers and toured the bank.
Thank you for your time, pa-
tience and smiles. The kindness
you showed Arcadia's students
made them feel valued.
Tonya Bordner
Arcadia


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Reflections

on fatherhood
Another Father's Day is upon us, re-
minding us of all sorts of things, from
those who've gone on before us to
those we may still need to find a gift and card
for before Sunday. So naturally, the subject of
the day is fathers.
There may not be anything on this earth
that makes a man prouder than when he hears
his child say "Da-da" or "Daddy" for the first
time. That in itself should serve as a wake-up
call to men to remind them that they have just
shouldered the biggest responsibility of their
lives fatherhood. It's not an easy task, but if
performed correctly, it should be a man's most
rewarding endeavor of all.
Fathers are often known for their "fix-it"
capabilities, which requires a well-stocked tool
box. Raising a child is not unlike that what's
important is to have the right tools for the right
job. In the proverbial tool box of fatherhood, I'd
recommend the following items: kindness, love,
affection, patience, understanding, humor,
encouragement, advice, guidance, protection,
resourcefulness, and lots and lots of hugs and
kisses. Hopefully, these tools will have been
passed down from previous generations, and
done so with love.
As fathers, we can't and shouldn't sit around
waiting and hoping our children grow up with
a happy childhood. We need to pursue it with
them, and remember that we're responsible
for the childhood they'll be shaped by and
will remember. When they're talking to their
children and grandchildren someday, what will
they have to say about you?
I know not everybody has the best memories
of their fathers from childhood, and some
even have no memories because of growing up
without one. Deadbeat dads who do not love
their children or provide for them are generat-
ing their own form of child abuse, and it's sad
that the pattern sometimes repeats itself in
ensuing generations. But even if one grows up
in that sort of environment, that doesn't mean
they can't end that pattern and become the
best father in the world to their children.
There's a line from an Oak Ridge Boys song,
"Thank God for Kids," that goes, "The nearest
thing to Heaven is a child." The realization of
that unconditional love, trust and innocence
should serve as an inspiration and challenge
for both fathers- and mothers-to-be. After all,
those little ones will be grown and gone in but a
few brief years.
One by one, the chairs around the dinner
table will become empty. Will the memories
they leave for you be the best you could have
created with them? What memories of you will
they take with them?
Talk to your children at length, no matter
what age they are, eye to eye, which means
putting them on your lap, or kneeling down to
their level. Always talk heart to heart with them.
After all, we can't expect them to look up to us if
we look down on them.
Be the best Father you can be, and there's
a great chance that someday you'll be
rewarded by being promoted to the next
level a grandfather. Here's hoping for a
happy Father's Day for all, a chance to make
wonderful memories and possibly new com-
mitments for the years ahead. .oo




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United States flag! "

Presentations will begin at
11:00 a.m. at
Veterans Memorial Park
Field of Flags

EVENTS
Singing of God Bless America and The Star Spangled Banner
By Rev. Dr. Sharon Goodman
Dedication of Veterans Memorial Park (formerly DeSoto Park)
and The Field of Flags
Feature Speaker: Ret. Col. Thomas Damron
Honor Guard under the direction of Mr. Roger Bumgarner
Flag Presentation, First Responders Flag and Total Service Flag

President of the DeSoto County Veterans Council Mr. Don Finkle
Flag Master Mr. Ron Kocher
Lead construction coordinator for Field of Flags Mr. Lee Gallagher
Assisted by:
The Vietnam Brotherhood Riders The D.A.V. Commander James O'Leary
Past Commander of the VFW Ron Kocher
The outgoing and incoming Commanders of the American Legion,
Joe McKenney and Arthur Southwell
A "Serving neo Counyw since 1887"
ARCADIAN

REMINDER: If you would like to purchase an engraved brick paver or bench to
be placed at the Field of Flags, in honor or memory of a veteran, individual,
and/or organization, contact: Cindy Heflin at 863-993-4842






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SArcadia's

COMMUNITY

CALENDAR


All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated.

* TODAY
DeSoto County Historical Society does not meet today. The
June meeting is set for June 20.
TEAM Arcadia meets on the second Thursday of the month
at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Margaret Way
Building, 23 N Polk Avenue. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to
unite community organizations and coordinate community
improvement efforts.
Free blood pressure and glucose screenings are available from
10:30-11:30 a.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Senior
Friendship Center, 23 N. Polk Ave., Arcadia.
Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6 p.m.
second Thursdays monthly at the Habitat ReStore, 111 N. Polk
Ave. Call 494-4118 or desotohabitat@embarqmail.com for more
information.
American Red CrossYouth Corps of DeSoto County meets
second Thursdays monthly from 3:30-5 p.m. at DeSoto County High
School. For more information, call at 494-2348.
Gastric bypass support group meets at 6:30 p.m. second and
fourth Thursdays monthly at Mardis Citrus on U.S. 17 S. For more
information, call 990-0082 or 494-5700.
*Drop-in Yoga Class everyThursday,5 p.m.-5:15 p.m.,
registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy
an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses,
peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held this week at the
Arcadia Garden Club, 1005 W Magnolia St. Drop-in $7/class,
8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more
information, call Christine at 244-1925.
DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N.
Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information.
Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held everyThursday from
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The
first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3. For information, call Charles
Godwin at 941-357-3945, Mildred Daniels at 993-0373, or Curtis
Clark at 263-2935.
Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11


a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully
accepted.
Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St.
Edmund's Episcopal Church, 327W. Hickory St.
Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Palace
Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia.
*WeightWatchers meets everyThursday at6 p.m. at Calvary
Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weight-
watchers.com and"find a meeting"or call 800-651-6000.

* FRIDAY
*The DeSoto County Veterans Council is sponsoring a Flag Day
Ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the flagpole atVeterans Memorial
Park (formerly DeSoto Park) on State Road 70 West. Keynote
speaker will be Ret. Col. Thomas Damron.
*The Photography Group of DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council
meets the second Friday of each month 3:30- 5 p.m. at the DeSoto
Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information
contact Karen at ksmoke@embarqmail.com.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and other Relations
Raising Relations meets from 9 a.m. to noon on the second Friday
monthly at Senior Friendship Centers, 23 N. Polk Ave., in the
Margaret Way Bldg. For more information, call Diane at491-8186
or Karen at 494-5965.
Peace River Civil War Round Table meets at 1:30 p.m. second
Friday monthly at the Emerald Pointe clubhouse, 25188 E. Marion
Ave., Punta Gorda. Lunch available. For more information, call
941-575-4269 or 941-639-0782.
Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents'Triday
Night Live"with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience
what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and
worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrustdrive-through).
For information call 244-4341.
Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully
accepted.

* SATURDAY
MainStreet Farmer's Market is held the first and third Saturday
every month in downtown Arcadia from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh
produce, pickled products, jams, jellies, homemade granola bars,
baked goods, fresh and dried herbs, arts, crafts, woodworking,
quilts, sewing, plants and other goodies. For vendor info call the
Arcadia Main Streetoffice at 494-2020.
Classic car show in downtown Arcadia, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. the third
Saturday of every month. Sponsored by Team Arcadia. Trophies,
door prizes, and 50/50 jackpot. For more information call 494-2020.
DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N.


Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an
adult. Call 993-4851 for more information.

* SUNDAY
Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those
over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at
863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services, staffed by trained
volunteers who have had background screenings. Phone also if
interested in becoming a volunteer for either program.
Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace
Lutheran Church,W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at8 p.m. Sunday.

* MONDAY
Capt. Dennis and Nancy Kirk will talkabout their recent trip
to Cuba at the Nav-A-Gator Grill & Marina on June 17 at 6 p.m.
Call 941-627-3474 for more information or stop by 9700 S.W.
Riverview Circle, Lake Suzy.
The DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee meets on
the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at BeefO'Brady's.
Caregivers'Support Group for those caregiving for adults
meets from 2-4 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at Senior
Friendship Centers of DeSoto County, 23 N. Polk Ave., in the
MargaretWay Bldg. Sorry, no accommodations for your patient
during the meeting. Phone 494-5965 for more information.
The DeSoto County Fair Association meets at 7 p.m. third
Monday monthly in the fair office on Heard Street, Arcadia.
AA"Brown Bagger"meetings are offered every Monday at
noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304W. Oak St.
Artist Group of DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council meets
every Monday 9 a.m. to noon atArcadia Village Cantina Clubhouse,
2692 State Road 70 East. Free and open to the public. For informa-
tion, call Linda at 494-7734.
Women ofWorship"WOW"Women's ministry meets at6:15
p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E.
Turner Ave. All are welcome.
Activities and lunch available weekdays at Senior Friendship
Centers, in the Way Bldg., 23 N. Polk Ave., 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
for those 60+. Call 494-5965 for information on joining. Limited
transportation may be available.
A women-only GIR.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmund's
Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327W. Hickory St.
Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds
Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday at 327 W. Hickory St.
Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30
p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River
St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time.
For information call 941-426-7655 or visit www.districtl3soflal-
anon.org.
The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource
Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425
Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream
resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer
service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment.
For more information, call 491-5683.
A faith-based addiction recovery ministry meets at 7:30 p.m.
every Monday at the Nocatee Baptist Church (red brick church) on
U.S. Highway 17 in Nocatee.

* TUESDAY
Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. atthe MargaretWay
Building, 23 N. Polk Ave., Arcadia.
DeSoto Memorial Hospital offers free blood pressure screen-
ings from 3 to 4 p.m. in the DeSoto Memorial Hospital McSwain
room. Call 494-8432 for details.
DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. third Tuesdays
monthly at DeSoto Restaurant on S.R. 70, east of downtown
Arcadia. For information, contact PIO officer Marge Rikcer, call
name KG4BWE
Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets
at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave.
The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday
(except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075,W4MIN
repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate.
Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11
a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully
accepted.
DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. Tuesday
at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more
information.
The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon
every Tuesday at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North,
Arcadia. For information, contact Bill Morse at 207-418-4687 or
mamorsel953@gmail.com.
ACCESS office is open from 9 a.m. to noon today at Pleasant
Hill United Methodist Church,319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for
appointments at 494-0320.
Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St.
Edmund's Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St.
Suncoast Community Blood Bank is open from noon to 6 p.m.
today at 710 N. Brevard Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Arcadia. For more
information, call 993-9366.

* WEDNESDAY
Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom
Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E.Turner Ave.
The DeSoto County Veterans Council meets the third
Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. For details, call Don
Finkle at 494-1465.
DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council monthly meetings
are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. This
month's meeting will be at Beef O'Brady's dinner is Dutch treat.


For more information visit http://desotoartscouncil.org/index.html.
*The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council's Writers Group meets
from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Clubhouse in Arcadia Village. Free and
open to the public. Call Sarah Hollenhorst at 244-1663 for more
information.
DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Mobile Pantry is on the
first and third Wednesday of each month at the Smith Brown Gym
starting at 9 a.m. until the food is gone. The only requirement is to
be a DeSoto County resident. Sponsored by the All Faiths Food bank
of Sarasota.
*The First Marine Division Association meets at 11:30 a.m.
on the third Wednesday at Family Table Restaurant, 14132
Tamiami Trail, North Port. Call Carl Jones, 941-493-1408 for more
information.
Heartland Rural Health Networks Food Stamp Outreach grant
program will have Angela Hendry come every third Wednesday
to help seniors submit applications for food stamps. She will be at
the Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center, 1425 Martin
Luther King St., Arcadia, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Households should
have at least one senior resident. Bring your ID, information on
your income, assets, and expenses including medical. For more
information call 863-452-0638.
The Juvenile Justice Council of DeSoto County meets at 11
a.m. at the Family Service Center, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. For
more information, call Rick Blonshine at 727-423-1713.
Community for Seniors meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
every third Wednesday atTideWell Hospice and Palliative Care
administration building on Arcadia Avenue. Open to anyone
interested in being a new member. For more information, call Lori
Cokerat 990-1340.
DeSoto County Traffic Safety Team meets at 1:30 p.m. third
Wednesday monthly at the DeSoto County Commissioners room,
201 E. Oak St., Arcadia.
Free blood pressure and glucose screenings from 11 am to
noon on third Wednesdays monthly at Senior Friendship Centers'
neighborhood site at Mount Zion AME Church, 256 So. Orange Ave.
Open to the public regardless of age.
Free blood pressure and glucose screenings from 11 a.m. to
noon on third Wednesdays monthly at Senior Friendship Centers'
neighborhood site at Mount Zion AME Church, 256 S. Orange Ave.
Open to the public, regardless of age.
Hearing Loss Association demonstrates amplified listening
devices from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. third Wednesdays monthly at
Charlotte County Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., PortCharlotte. For
more information about HLA meetings, call 941-624-2947.
Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom
Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave.
AA"Brown Bagger"meetings are offered every Monday at
noon atTrinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St.
*The Arcadia Eagles, 150 S. Polk Ave., now offers Bingo from
7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings.
Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at
Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70).
Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion atTrinity Methodist
Church, 304 Oak Street.
*"Art for Kids"is at3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto
County Library's children's wing. This program, sponsored by the
DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary
school-aged children.

* THURSDAY
DeSoto County Historical Society meets at noon on June
20 this month only atthe Family Service Center annex, 310 W.
Whidden St. Lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. for $6 including sloppy
joes, potato salad, chips and fruit). Speaker Judith Leipold will talk
about her book on Hub Hubbell, a long-time announcer at the
Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo. Leipolds book,'Straight
from the Horse's Mouth: a Biography of Hub Hubbell, will be
available for purchase. Leipold worked as a school media specialist
in DeSoto County from 1985-2006.
*The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. on the
third Thursday of every month at the DeSoto County Emergency
Operations Center, 2200 Roan St., Arcadia. Anyone interested may
attend. Talk in for the meetings is at 147.180+ DARC repeater.
Family Safety Alliance for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota
counties, sponsored by Department of Children and Families, meets
at 4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Lakewood Ranch Northern
Trust Bank's community room, 6320 Venture Drive, Lakewood
Ranch. For information, call Kerri Gibson at 941-316-6129.
Drop-inYoga Class everyThursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration
and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m.,yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of
serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching
and quiet relaxation. Held at the Arcadia Garden Club,1005 W.
Magnolia. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring
your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925.
DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N.
Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information.
Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held everyThursday from
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The
first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3. For information, call Charles
Godwin at 941-357-3945, Mildred Daniels at 993-0373, or Curtis
Clarkat263-2935.
Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-
12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted.
Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St.
Edmund's Episcopal Church, 327W. Hickory St.
Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Palace
Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia.
*WeightWatchers meets every thursday at6 p.m. at Calvary
Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weight-
watchers.com and"find a meeting"or call 800-651-6000.


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I COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEF


Kidz Kamp
set for summer
Kidz Kamp, the summer
day camp for children
elementary and junior
high-aged children and
sponsored by Pleasant Hill
United Methodist Church
will begin on June 26 this
year and end on July 26.
Hours for the camp will
be from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.
Volunteers are needed for
arts and crafts, recreation,
storytelling and mentoring
all age groups.
Volunteer Registration
will be at Pleasant Hill
UMC at 319 S. Lee Avenue


from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on
June 5, 6 and 7. Volunteers
will be asked to present
positive state-issued iden-
tification. Volunteer hours
are flexible and accom-
modations will be made as
always for individuals as
needed. However, there is
a need for adult volunteers
to be present during all of
the camp day.
Registration for children
will be on June 10, 11 and
12. Birth certificates and
shot records will be needed
to register the children.
For more information, call
Pleasant Hill UMC at 863-
494-0320 or drop into the
church during registration.


CITY MOVES OFFICE STAFF
The City of Arcadia will be moving staff from City Hall to the Way Building on Monday.
Ifyou prefer to pay your utility bill in person, please come to the new utility collection
office at 23 N. Polk Ave. starting at 8 a.m. Monday, June 17. There is a public parking lot
behind the Way Building off of Monroe and a back entrance into the building, or on-street
parking on Polk Ave. We hope that you find the consolidation of staff and services in the
same building to be much more convenient and helpful to meet your needs.
City Administrator JudiJankosky


Happy birthday


PHOTO PROVIDED


Happy birthday, Ma! On June 14!
Love U, LaShonda and Mike


Congratulations


PHOTO PROVIDED
Congratulations to Aliana Richardson
(formerly Ezell), daughter of Johnnie and
Lillian Richardson, who graduated June 7
from Keiser University, Lakeland Campus.


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Man alleges injuries received in DeSoto jail


By SUSAN E. HOFFMAN
ARCADIAN EDITOR

An Arcadian man says he was beaten
at the DeSoto County Jail and has hired
a lawyer in connection with his claims.
At Tuesday's County
Commission meeting,
Sheriff Will Wise informed
commissioners the county
may be named in a future
lawsuit.
Maj. Sam Williamson of
the DeSoto County Sheriff's
Office was contacted by a HOLLAND
reporter inquiring about
allegations made by Jody Holland, 43,
recently of the 2200 block of S.E. Shady
Circle, Arcadia. Holland alleges he was
beaten by deputies at the DCSO jail and
has contacted an attorney, according to
a story reported last week in the Sarasota
Herald-Tribune. According to Wise, two
deputies involved in the incident have
been placed on administrative leave
pending the outcome of an internal
investigation.
According to documents obtained
from DCSO, Holland had been arrested
in the past on charges of battery and false
imprisonment. The charges stemmed
from a relationship he had with a woman
with whom he reportedly lived, and who
is also a nurse at the jail. In previous
incidents between the two, according to
DCSO's records, the woman had com-
plained about abuse but later refused to
testify against him.
However, in April of this year, she again
complained he had hit her and also
prevented her from leaving. She had a
permanent injunction issued against him
on April 26, which barred Holland from
calling or contacting her in any way and
from coming near her house.
After Holland was arrested on battery
and false imprisonment charges, he was
taken to the Hardee County Jail, as his
alleged victim worked at the DeSoto jail.
But Holland continued to call the
victim from the Hardee jail, in violation
of the order, she said. On May 9, Holland
was charged with violating the order
due to the continued phone calls, DCSO
records state. Yet he continued to call,
she said, sometimes more than 30 times
a day.
When Holland was later released from
the Hardee jail, he continued to try to
reach her in violation of the order, reports
state. The victim called DCSO on May
25 when she saw him drive slowly by her
house.
When Holland was brought back to the


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DeSoto jail that same day around noon,
he began to complain of a headache and
said his blood pressure was high. A nurse
checked him and said his blood pressure
was slightly elevated but not high enough
for concern.
But a deputy saw Holland pressing his
head with his fingers so hard they were
white and was concerned he might try to
injure himself, so they placed his hands
in restraints. A nurse reported he was
tensing up his muscles and trying to hold
his breath. One deputy reportedly told
him to quit playing games by faking a
medical condition, according to reports.
Holland contends his injuries were a
result of DeSoto jail deputies beating,
punching and choking him. Holland also
denies violating the protective order. The
Herald-Tribune quoted Holland saying at
no time did he struggle or try to intimi-
date deputies while in the DeSoto jail,
and says he was threatened not to hurt
the jail nurse.
Williamson said when the sheriff's
office first heard of these claims, they
launched a criminal investigation, which
includes reviewing video made at the
time Holland was booked into the jail.
"We can't publicly release that yet
because of the pending criminal inves-
tigation," Williamson told the Arcadian.
He said the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement is also investigating the
matter.
If an investigation reveals any criminal
acts by any law enforcement, Williamson
promises the matter will be dealt with ap-
propriately. "The sheriff does not tolerate
anyone here breaking the law." Following
the criminal inquiry, an internal inves-
tigation will then be done to ascertain
whether any policies were violated, said
Williamson.
DeSoto man arrested on boat

The Charlotte County
Sheriff's Office Marine
Patrol Unit arrested a
DeSoto County man last
week on an outstanding
DeSoto County warrant for
a 2010 armed robbery.
The Marine Unit was in
the area of Gasparilla Bay POLK
around 5 p.m. on June 4


conducting random boat inspections.
The deputies stopped a vessel for a
safety check and, upon checking the
boat's occupants, found that Larry
Anthony Polk, 27, of the 4300 block
of S.W Jasmine Ave., Nocatee, had an
outstanding warrant out of DeSoto
County for the 2010 robbery of Kash
Quik in Arcadia.
Polk was taken into custody and
transported to the Charlotte County Jail
where he is being held without bond.
He is charged with grand theft with a
firearm, possession of a weapon or am-
munition by a convicted felon, resisting
an officer without violence and armed
robbery.
The CCSO Marine Patrol Unit
regularly patrols the county's miles of
waterways with the use of five differ-
ent boats. They frequently conduct
safety inspections and are available to
respond to boating emergencies.

The DeSoto County Sheriff's Office reported the
following arrests:
Richard Tyrone Gross, 50, 1400 block of S.W. Gross
Drive, Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child.
Purge: $4,550.
Tiffany Grace Beasley, 26,1000 block of Riverwood
Road, Arcadia. Charges: three counts of petty larceny,
third or subsequent offense, and one count of failure to
support spouse or child. Bond: $3,075.
Randy Scott Boone, 57,1000 block of N. Brevard
Ave., Arcadia. Charge: domestic battery by strangulation.
Bond: $2,000.
Wesley Martin Coker, 42, 2400 block of S.E. Airport
Estates St., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is
suspended or revoked. Bond: $120,
Glenn Devon Hall Jr., 46, 200 block of Myrtle St.,
Arcadia. Charge: possession of less than 20 grams of
marijuana. Bond: $120.
Amy Jean Harden, 38, 9100 block of S.W. Raccoon
Trail, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-state fugitive. Bond: none.
Fernando Lopez, 32, 300 block of Granada, Arcadia.
Charge: failure to appear. Bond: none.
Benjamin Mejia, 40,1800 block of S.E. Maple St.,
Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none.
William Kyle Neads, 19,6900 block of S.W. Miami
Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $2,000.
Kenneth Bruce Pelham, 22, 6000 block of N.W.
Sycamore St., Arcadia. Charge: resisting an officer
without violence. Bond: $750.
Belter Filadelfo Pineda, 24,1500 block of 4th Ave.,
Arcadia. Charge: hit and run leaving the scene of a crash
involving property damage. Bond: $500.
Larry Anthony Polk Jr., 27,7100 block of S.W. Lark
Drive, Arcadia. Charges: armed robbery, possession of
weapon or ammunition by convicted felon, resisting an
officer without violence and grand theft with firearm.
Bond: none.
Shannon Allen Smith, 50, 2600 block of N.W. Garvin
St., Arcadia. Charge: elder or disabled abuse without


great harm. Bond: none.
Wilford Lee Smith, 32,1400 block of N.E. Hickory St.,
Arcadia. Charges: battery, criminal mischief with damage
of $200-$1,000, subsequent offense, and three counts of
failure to support spouse or child. Bond: $2,000; Purge:
$4,800.
Alfredo Aguilar, 24, no address, Arcadia. Charge:
resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $750.
Yebri Deivi FLores, 21,3000 block of S.E. Meyers
Road, Arcadia. Charge: DUI with BAC .15 or higher or
with person under 18. Bond: $1,500.
Chad Aaron Hibbs, 34, Avon Park, Fla. Charge:
obtaining controlled substance by fraud. Bond: $1,000.
Kathryn Louise Lisby, 30,1500 block of N.E. Lee
Drive, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $500.
Miguel Yobani, 21,6400 block of S.W. Pablo Ave.,
Arcadia. Charges: disorderly public intoxication and
resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $870.
John Henry Newman, 22,1600 block of S.E.
Hargrave St., Arcadia. Charge: domestic battery by
strangulation. Bond: $10,000.
Bulfrano Ortiz, 53, 3600 block of S.W. Live Oak
Ave., Arcadia. Charges: DUI with BAC of .15 or higher or
person under 18, hit and run leaving scene of crash with
property damage, driving without a valid license and
DUI with property damage. Bond: $4,120.
Charles Pursley, 44,1500 block of S.E. Brannan
Drive, Arcadia. Charges: committing theft and resisting
recovery of property, petty theft and driving while
license is suspended. Bond: $740.
Jose Ivan Salinas, 20, Lea Drive, Arcadia. Charge:
driving without a valid license. Bond: $120.
Caroline Ann Williams, 34, 400 block ofW. Palmetto
St., Arcadia. Charge: aggravated felony battery with a
deadly weapon. Bond: $2,500.
Stephanie Epperly Womack, 45, 8500 block of S.W.
U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,500.
Curtis Duane Marks, 33, Naples. Charge: violation of
probation. Bond: none.
Kimberly Dawn Robertson, 37, 2400 block of
Howard Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation.
Bond: none.
Jena Marie Criss, 48, Stone Gate Apts., Arcadia.
Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $2,414,44
Joel Gonzalez, 35, no address, Arcadia. Charge:
disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120.
Jimmy Lee Nelson, 47, 22500 block of S.E. Pointer
Ave., Arcadia. Charge: possession of a weapon or am-
munition by a convicted felon. Bond: $5,000.
Cameron Marie Nott, 30, Port Charlotte. Charges:
two counts of failure to appear. Bond: $5,000.
Barbara Moreno Galaviz Cuevas, 35, 1300 block of
S.W. Keenan Road, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none.
Robin Leigh Whitman, 40, no address, Arcadia.
Charge: possession or use of drug equipment. Bond:
$120.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office reported
the following arrest:
Timothy Ray Chapman, 38,100 block of N. Johnson
Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: none.

Compiled by Susan E. Hoffman


DCI opens faith-based dorm program


SUBMITTED BY DCI

DeSoto Correctional
Institution recently celebrat-
ed the official opening of the
Faith and Character Based
Dorm program. Chaplain
Glau began the ceremony
with a warm welcome and
opening prayer. After an
informative PowerPoint
presentation outlining the
benefits of faith and char-
acter based programs, he
made it clear that the success
of the dorm was dependent
on the involvement of other
departments and DeSoto's
volunteers.
Gloria Ivines, education
supervisor, explained the
importance of including an
education component in the
program. She said 38 dorm
participants are actively
involved in educational pro-
grams and two are scheduled


PHOTO PROVIDED
DCI recently graduated 14 inmates in the DIRECT program: Direct Involvement Reduces the Effects of Criminal Thinking.


to take the GED exam in June.
Two of the many volun-
teers for the program told of
their experiences working
with inmates in the dorm.
Dr. Hensley Robbins gave a
heartwarming account of her
efforts to help the inmates
understand the components
of their anger. She said she


has begun to see a positive
change in the participants'
self-esteem and anger resolu-
tion techniques. The seven
month program utilizes self-
reflection to foster recogni-
tion of areas in thinking that
must be changed in order to
successfully negotiate life.
It was evident from their


accounts that both volunteers
feel their efforts are worth-
while and their experiences
have been very gratifying.
Two inmates who are in
the dorm talked about the
calm and quiet environment
that has been conducive to
change. They both described
situations of how dorm


participants are now handling
situations positively and with-
out anger. One of the inmate
speakers closed by challeng-
ing the staff and volunteers
to help expand the Faith and
Character Based program to
the entire institution.
In her closing remarks,
Warden Vickie Langford
thanked the Regional and
Central Office administrators
for their support.
Attendees visited the
education building to see an
active class on Seven Habits
of Highly Effective People
taught by volunteers. After
talking to class participants,
the group was taken to the
Faith and Character Based
Dorm where a large red rib-
bon was held in front of the
dorm. Staff, volunteers, and
guests watched as Langford
cut the ribbon symbolizing
the dedication of the dorm.


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I OBITUARIES


Wilbur H. Grant
Wilbur H. Grant, 90, passed away
Monday, June 3, 2013, at his home with
his three daughters at his side.
He was born March 13,
1923, in St. Augustine,
Fla., and lived in Arcadia,
Fla., for 50 years, moving
fromWest Hollywood,
Fla., in 1963.
Wilbur was a dairy-
man, a cattle rancher, an
aerobatic pilot and a flight
instructor. He always used to say the
most important accomplishment in his
life was his three girls.
Wilbur is survived by his daughters,
Charlotte (Ronnie) Allen, Nancy Grant
and Robin (Ted) Ivansek, all of Arcadia;
sister, Elizabeth Broome of North
Carolina; grandchildren, Melissa (Chris)
Bajsa, Eddie Allen, Kevin (Naomi),
Chris (Nadia), Ben (Alicia) and Maria
Daughtrey, Rob (April) Hulett, and
Kyle and April Morley; and 11 great-
grandchildren. He was preceded in
death by his parents, Clarence Playford
and Aileen Wade Grant; three sisters;
and seven brothers.
A private family service is being
planned. Donations to Tidewell Hospice
are kindly requested and appreciated
in memory of Wilbur Grant. Online
condolences can be made at www.
pongerkaysgrady.com.
Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-
Grady Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Arcadia.
Words of Comfort
Death is the end of a lifetime,
not the end of a relationship.
Mitch Alhom
For more Words of Comfort, go to
www.inheavenshome.com


Robert Emmett Kelly Jr.
Robert Emmett "Bobby" Kelly
Jr., 70, of Okeechobee, Fla., passed
away Monday, June 3, 2013, at the
Okeechobee Health Care
Facility.
He was born in Arcadia,
Fla., and had been a resi-
dent of Okeechobee since
1982. He was a member
of the Elks, Eagles, Moose
and the American Legion.
Bobby enjoyed time
.. with his grandchildren and a
S',' good BBQ, as well as seafood.
Mr. Kelly served in the U.S. Air
Force, and upon discharge,
he entered into law enforcement and
served under many sheriffs, achieving
the rank of Colonel.
Bobby is survived by his wife of 51
years, Shirley Ann Kelly of Okeechobee;
sons, Chad (Lizabeth) Kelly of
Okeechobee and Robert D. Kelly of Fort
Pierce, Fla.; daughter, Barbara (Junior)
McGlamory of Okeechobee; five grand-
children; and one great-grandchild.
The family received friends Sunday,
June 9, 2013, at Buxton-Seawinds
Funeral Home in Okeechobee. Services
were held
Monday, June 10, 2013, at the funeral
home. In lieu of flowers, please make a
donation to the charity of your choice
in Bobby's name.
Arrangements are by Buxton-
Seawinds Funeral Home and Crematory
of Okeechobee.

Clifford W. Drinnen
CliffordW. "Cliff" Drinnen, 83, of
Arcadia, Fla., passed away Monday, June
3, 2013, at his home. Arrangements are
by MedCure.


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FROM THE JUNE 14, 1973 Arcadian
In 1973, Coach Richard Bowers Jr. received a
Citizenship Trophy.
1973:
DeSoto High School baseball coach
this year (soon to be the dean of boys
at the Middle School) Richard Bowers
Jr., is a strong young man, just shy of
40. He has a quiet confidence bolstered
by over 15 years of teaching experience
and working in community activities


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in Arcadia. He's "Super Cool" in the
best possible way. So, it's a mite hard
to fathom a situation that would shake
him up. But he's shook. It was going to
be a rather normal weekend for Bowers,
and he thought he would cap this
particular evening with a bit of fishing.
But his wife, Martha, killed that idea.
"There's a church meeting tonight and
they want you to be there," she told
him. Bowers is a deacon at Elizabeth
Baptist Church, and often attends ses-
sions there. He called the minister, hop-
ing to be excused. Bowers was needed,
he was told, if only for a few minutes. So
he put his fishing gear aside, and put on
a pair of slacks and a sports shirt, and
headed for church.
Some meeting. Hundreds of people
were there. And they did indeed need
this dedicated young man. The "meet-
ing" was an appreciation night to
recognize his many years of service to
the community, and the meeting was
followed by a banquet. Shocked, he says,
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any mornings find me giving
thanks that my parents loved
each other and loved me. The
most valuable gift a father can give to
his children is a daily demonstration
that he loves their mother.
I'm the son of a farmer, horse-trader,
who taught me to rise early, work hard
and quit late. Solomon's words could
have come from my father's lips: "Love
not sleep, lest thou come to poverty;
open thine eyes (which meant get up
at 6 a.m.), and thou shalt be filled with
bread" (Proverbs 20:13), or, in my case
at that time, probably pancakes.
My father was an encourager and
confidence builder. I still remember
some of his friends telling him he
would spoil me if he didn't stop prais-
ing my work, but he knew the more he
praised the harder I would work so ig-
nored their warnings. I can't remember
one put-down coming from my father.
I'm sure his confidence was sometimes
better than my performance, but
knowing he believed in me made a
difference and I'm grateful for the posi-
tive influence he had on my life.
Getting to know my heavenly Father
was the result of the coming together
of many experiences and influences.
Sometimes, in memory, I scan the crowd
of those who had a part in model-
ing their Lord before me, convincing



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is a bit mild to describe his feelings. A
large a huge trophy about half
as tall as Bowers was presented by the
community "in appreciation for his
dedicated service to the community
and DeSoto County schools ... (during
the years) 1956-1973." The respect
Richard Bowers has gathered during
a relatively short time is more worthy
of note. He's proud of the fact that he
has never had a serious problem with
any of his students, and that most of
them "put out a little extra for Coach."
His secret to teaching isn't anything
new. He's just dedicated to teaching,
to helping, to guiding his students and
they know it and appreciate it. Whether
it's in the classroom, the church or on
a street corner, Bowers seems to have
found a way to make it work.
Fort Ogden is in the fire fight-
ing business for sure now. Norman
Edwards, Chief of the recently formed
Fort Ogden Volunteer Fire Department,
says the volunteers now have a fire
engine, the Department's and the
community's first. The new engine
is presently parked east of Route 17


me of His love. The strong faith and
faithfulness of my mother was vital to
establishing this relationship, as was the
earnest work of Sunday School teachers,
Vacation Bible School workers, believ-
ing friends, faithful pastors and visiting
evangelists.
The crucial connection to my
heavenly Father came near the close
of a Sunday night service. Pastor Leon
Wood finished his sermon by explain-
ing that knowing God was a matter
of the heart responding to His love in
personal faith.
"That's what I want," I said silently.
And though no one in the church knew
that anything unusual had taken place,
I knew I had gained another father, an
eternal one who would never let me
down nor leave me alone.
Years later, a pretty young woman
walked into my life and ultimately

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at the home of Edwards. It will later
be housed in garage space west of
Highway 17 to be loaned free by one of
the new Department volunteers, Cedric
Wood. Other members of the fire
department and its Board of Directors
are Jack Hutchins. W.L. Casady,
Thomas Logos, Douglas Cambe,
Howard Shellington, Aurin Collins,
Fred Hilliard, C.D. Johnson Jr., Ronald
Ward, John Fugate and BillYoungheim,
who is department president. Also Gus
Grantham, Joseph Stella, Earl Barnwell,
Albert Barnwell, Elmer Thornton, and
George Schaffer, who is Assistant Chief.
Allen's Kindergarten Graduation
was held May 22, 1973. Music was
furnished by Mrs. Floyd Shelfer, Miss
Diane Mercer gave the invocation.
The children each gave a nursery
rhyme, or a song, and the entire
group sang several songs. Receiving
nursery school diplomas were Sherie
Stanko, Laska Fawl, Andy Ames, Karen
Lefebrve, Donnie Shaw, Kelli Boyd.
Kindergarten diplomas were received
by Molly Reinhard, Scott Nicholson,
Carey Shelfer, Robert Head, Marrina
Allred, Richie Ames, Chief Turner,
Lynette Weekley and Lori Green. After
services each child received their
report card, and a gift from Mrs. Melda
Allen, their teacher.


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Yusko retires after two decades


By HAYLEY MERCER
ARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT

Stephen Yusko, 81, sat surrounded
at the Arcadia Police Department last
week; the occasion was one of celebra-
tion. After 20 years of service assisting
students safely across the road, Yusko
has retired. His family and friends
gathered together as the oldest crossing
guard in DeSoto County was presented
with a plaque of appreciation by Lt.
Lewanda Polk of the APD, for his two
decades of dedication to the children in
Arcadia.
"We have enjoyed this sweet wonder-
ful man," said Polk. "His presence will
be missed by many and we wish him
nothing but the best."
"The children, that's what it is all
about. They are our future," said Yusko.
He shared that the kids he spent time
with at the start of his volunteering
are now the adult parents of the kids
who have crossed his path in recent
years. Daughter Sally Golding watched
proudly as her father was also treated to
a buffet breakfast. Golding related how
one day Yusko was at his post and had
to be told to go home, after he had been
standing there ready for duty while a
hurricane was hovering close by.
When asked what his plans are



Creating

s we spend more time in our
home, with lesser "away" duties
such as golf, etc., our in-house
surroundings call for more attention.
And seasonal pictures seem to be one
catalyst that makes that setting more
interesting.
One of my favorite enlarged framed
snapshots that earns a place on our
computer room wall depicts a picnic
area in nearby Myakka State Park, a
favorite spot for a picnic lunch. The
tree-shaded bank overlooks a small
stream although the picture doesn't
show the darting schools of fish, which
are fascinating to watch.
I smile when I look at that picture.
The camera caught a shoe in the corner
of the picture, identifying one of our
fellow picnickers. Myakka has always
been one of our favorite go-to places,
as well as our recommended "you gotta
see" when guests arrive, and the picture
captures the inviting setting we have
enjoyed so many times.
And, on the dining room wall, I like
a picture with a "seasonal" theme. In
the spring season, my choice is a fresh,
colorful presentation of cherry blossom
trees in full bloom. But the source isn't
Washington, D.C.; instead the picture
was sent from my New York daughter.
That beautiful, colorful display of orna-
mental cherry trees grows in the front
yard of their Manhattan condominium.
And its captivating freshness is enjoyed

DESOTO COUNTY
LIBRARY LISTS SUMMER
READING PROGRAM
The DeSoto County Library has released details
of its Summer Reading Program 2013 called "Dig
Into Reading."

June 22 Registration 9 a.m.- 2 p.m., pass out reading logs
June 25-3 p.m. Just Dig It, Story and craft, gardening with
Karen Smoke, plants to grow
June 27-3 p.m. Just Dig It, Story and craft, garden bingo,
watch it grow seed
June 29-10:30 a.m. Fire Rescue
July 2-3 p.m. Dig Into The Past/Egypt, Story and craft,
pyramids, Egyptian mobile
July 4- Holiday
July 6 -10:30 a.m. Ronald McDonald
July 9-3 p.m. Dinosaurs, Story and craft, Dinosaur fossil dig,
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Coffee comrades bring the party to the park


County Commissioner Bob Miller was ranked
with a "Bathe & Brew Shower/Coffee Maker"
gag gift by his Brew Crew buddies Marilyn
Foster and Carolyn Dyal, during an informal
fish fry party held Saturday in Fort Ogden.


Fort Ogden resident Cheryl Collins
Kinnecome visits with Wayne and
Beth Hayden during the "Bob Miller
Memorable Fish Fry" held Saturday in
Fort Ogden.


FATHERS
FROM PAGE 10
down a church aisle to be my bride and
give me another father. Pastor Martin
Blok, her father, was the pastor of the
church where I served as the minister


of youth and music.
Pastor Blok was more than my father-
in-law; he was my mentor, my friend
and teacher. One Sunday morning, he
announced there would be a special
speaker the following Sunday.
"Who's the special speaker?" I
asked later.
"You are," he replied, taking me by


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surprise and launching me on a career
that continued to be more exciting
every year.
I've been blessed by two fathers
who placed confidence in me and
One in whom I've learned I can place
full confidence. How fortunate I am!
Expecting the best from our children
helps bring out the full potential of


their lives. Expecting the best from
our heavenly Father demonstrates
we believe He's good all the time.
And He is!
- Roger Campbell is an author, a
broadcaster and columnist who was a
pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at
rcministry@ameritech. net.


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The Knapp family:



The best decision of our lives


By STEVE KNAPP
CORRESPONDENT

Editor's note: For Father's Day last
year, Arcadian Sports Director Steve
"Big Daddy" Knapp wrote a touch-
ing series about his own father, and
received a lot of positive comments.
This year, the tables are turned as
Steve shares the decision he and his
wife, Marianne, made to adopt two
African-American children while the
couple approached retirement.

I remember in 1998 when my wife
Marianne said, "This big house is
so quiet, I'd like to hear the sound
of little footsteps in here."
My response was, "Get a dog."
She got a dog, and a couple
of weeks later made the same
statement.
My response was, "They got any
more dogs at the kennel?"
I knew what she was thinking
about. I had two daughters who were
17 and 13 from a previous marriage,
and she never had any children in
her first marriage. I knew how much
joy and fun it was to have kids, and
she was having feelings of missing
out on the same happiness that I
had.
I had less than a year before I could
retire from General Motors and was
on the fast track to living the good
life like her parents. They owned a
high-rise condo on the Gulf of Mexico
in Naples and summered at their
cottage in Northern Michigan. They
drove a new Cadillac and ate at the
finest restaurants in town. They went
on vacations wherever and whenever
they desired to go.
That good life was calling my
name, too.
Marianne told me about some
adoption classes that we should sign
up for. That's when I decided to put
my foot down and show her who
wore the pants in the family. The
next week we were in the classes.
After completing the classes, an
adoption agency in Detroit told us
about two little girls who had just
entered the system.
"Two," I thought. "Why get greedy,
isn't one enough?"
They were found living upstairs
in a crack house that the police had
raided in the inner city. They had
been there for four days with broken
windows and rats and bugs crawling
all over the floor. The nights got cold
as the wind whistled in their room
while their mother was gone for four
days. Their only food was a cereal
box poured out onto a newspaper.
They were just 3 and 4 years old and
had been left in the care of their
5-year-old sister, as were their 1- and
2-year-old brothers.
They had to be separated because
no foster parents were willing to take
them both. We set up a meeting with
them. We visited them for a couple
of weekends in Detroit, and they
spent a couple of weekends with us
in Grand Rapids. Then the agency
said we had to decide if we wanted
them so they could look for another
family if we didn't bring them into
our home.
They were a little rough around the
edges. Could we be the kind of parents
they needed? I was nearly 49. How
could I physically keep up with them?
My daughter Toya once said,
"You've got to admit, we've put a
little pep in your step."
There was a week of deep thought


and conversation as we tried to make
a decision. Marianne knew right
away what to do, but I still had the
idea of that good life in my mind.
The adoption agency needed to
know of our decision first thing
Monday morning after a weekend
visit. On Sunday night I went to the
grocery store. For some reason I took
a short cut through the toy depart-
ment. My head turned to the right
and my eyes locked in on a baby doll
with blue and clear beads in her hair.
They were the same as the ones that
one of the little girls was wearing.
When I got home that night, we
made our decision. And it was the
best decision of our lives.
When the process was completed,
Charminique (Nikki) was 5 and
Chantoya (Toya) was just 4. I can't
say it has always been rainbows and
lollipops with them. We have had our
times like every parent has had.
If an adult were to see a 30-minute
movie showing them all the prob-
lems, disappointments and troubles
a child would bring into their lives,
very few would have kids. If you were
to see a movie of all the joy, excite-
ment, laughter and satisfaction that
kids bring into our lives, that movie
never ends.
Over time, the girls would tell
us about some of the things they
had seen while living in downtown
Detroit. They found a dead man
in a basement. For three days, the
neighborhood kids would go down
there and poke him with sticks to
wake him up. They saw a thief crawl
through their window at night and
rob the people they were staying
with. Some of their childhood friends


PROVIDED By ASHLEY COONE
DESOTO COUNTY
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

On May 30, Leadership DeSoto
graduated its fourth class.
Leadership DeSoto County is
a program through the DeSoto
Chamber of Commerce. Each
year, individuals are selected to
participate in the nine-month
program. The program educates,
challenges and develops a select
group of leaders who live or work
in DeSoto County. Participants
are selected on the basis of
ability, demonstrated interest in
the community, and potential for
effective leadership.
The program begins in
September and continues
monthly through graduation
in May. Class members attend
monthly sessions focused on
different community topics and


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PHOTO PROV 1-,i E_ : IE '_E i 'I--.
After Toya's photo shoot at Fort Myers beach, the Knapp family posed for a family photo. From
the top is Nikki, Marianne, Steve and Toya.


are now dead. The other stories are
too horrific to tell.
One day the girls asked us, "Is
today the day we eat?" They weren't
used to eating every day. We went
to a Sunday buffet and they ate one
plate of fruit. I told them they could
go back for more if they were still
hungry. Their response was, "That's


Nikki, on the left, and Toya Knapp pose for Easter photos while wearing their Sunday best.


OK, we don't wan t i.n ,I i i \tl lannt
much money."
Just like any spoi i ar.imn. khi's ni..d
hope. They need h npt. li.iI III-\ ,..in
reach their full poihli.II .intl III.I
somebody would aila\s hb Ili.it.
for them, to love thl.in aind l..iin Ii
them. These girls hI.ii ehIli.i
They have had ev ii I'ppII iliutH\
to discover themsl. vs 1 ht-\ hi.ir
taken singing, danr iniii, ,i.liiin uil.ii
and piano lessons I t 1\ I1.i p .iiII. -
pated in basketball, b.isibll, ItNIX
biking, martial arl, .ll.I .Ii n iliri
sport that held tht- IIIItIt,.
Something that i, Iltit.islIng in,
some people is thr I.,i. i I li.ti ilir, il
are African-Ameri..iini I iitvi kiniI
anAfrican-Americ.in p-IsnIi uiiiil I
started working al (, I i III,- ,i,.r nI
20. Marianne and I ,iit Ii blind
All we saw were twn ...iid .ind
lonely children whin I .I1 h,.rin h..ill .1
bad hand in life. Wr A inlird in h. iliI,.
ones they could cu iiii iln ind l >,ill
"Mom" and "Dad."
I've been asked il I kiint\ ilit-\ I ti-,
blackwhen we got ilithin. intd I irplihrd.
"They're black? Thr ,.ii|'Ip nii t i, n.i \
told me they just hid ,. dr..Ip i 111
Race has never brrin .111 issir \\r
joke about it. If w%. it-.ll Ilirin ItI.\
can't go to the mall ,i in I smrn ''t1 .
house, the look at uL sind .i\. Is ii
because I'm black'"
Nikki, now 19, h.i, hit-i nI\ 1n ,ap.i, i -
ment. She recently ,1.11i ird .I1 I, .i11
McDonald's. Toya~ s in liri 'nsriiii
year at Charlotte Ihigh t,. li-nl inaid I,
a member of the w i- iilillii .Ind
track teams. She alsi' i, iinl, I-.Id
with drama. She v. mani in ,Ii k III thli
modeling field and i, V, 'i king Iwi ,i
modeling agency n i,' hlirt l.i,- ,1 l
television and print nir ninrni. .il,.
and both girls have. hbl'-..'intd iin,
fine young ladies.
The message Nikki g.,i tin
Marianne on Motheirs ).i\ t riii lik,.
this. "We met when I i .1 5 \.iis nld
and you took me undr.i \nii t ing
You encouraged mei tIn d.1On IId e\i.,i\
chance you got. Wr li,. ht Inulird
together, cried tog r iliri ,t .In in, i .i

FAMILY 113


I COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEF

Links2Success
holds Leadership Camp
Links2Success of DeSoto County is of-
fering a Leadership & Career Exploration
Conference for middle school students
this summer. The conference is for
students currently in 7th and 8th grade at
DeSoto Middle School. The conference
will run from July 8 through July 13.
The Summer Leadership & Career
Conference is designed to provide expo-
sure to career, confidence, leadership,
and interest-building activities to middle
school students in DeSoto County. The
primary aim of the camp is to introduce
students to careers and education that
can be obtained upon graduation from


HOSPITAL
FROM PAGE 1

Langford asked. "Right now I'm hearing
from people who want us to support
the hospital, but when they hear that a
two mill increase would equate to a 28
percent increase in their tax bill, then
they change their tune. I've been here
since 2007, and this is one of the most
difficult decisions I've been faced with
as a county commissioner."
Sica replied that privately owned hos-
pitals can cut hospital services without
input from local citizens and admin-
istrators, possibly forcing residents to
seek care at other hospitals.
"If this tax isn't approved, selling the
hospital is certainly one of the options
the hospital board will have to con-
sider," Sica said.
Commissioners also questioned Sica
on why more patients weren't diverted
to the health department for non-
critical care.
"Why isn't there a representative from
the health department in the emergency
room helping to educate patients and
divert them away if it isn't a true emer-
gency? I would like to see that initiated
at some point," Langford said.
Several members of the public voiced
objections to a tax increase.
"I am an advocate of the hospital, and


FAMILY

FROM PAGE 12

Without you, Mommy, Lord knows
where I'd be. You saved me from a
broken home and raised me in a
loving one. You took on God's task
of adopting two black little girls


have the opportunity to hear
from leaders and businesses
throughout the DeSoto County
area.
Graduates of the Leadership
DeSoto Class IV include Trent
Anthney, Jennifer Backer, Doug
Christ, Shirley Gallimore, Karyn
Gary, Christi Gill, Shasta Grimes,
Kenneth Hancock, Bumper
Hay, Gene Heitman, Perry
Hollingsworth, Donnie Knoche,
Martha Jo Markey, Melinda
Masters, Michelle Potter, Cindy
Scott, Amy Sorrells, Lindsay
Turner, Pam Vowels, and Darren
Winfrey.
Applications for the 2013 -
2014 Leadership DeSoto Class
V are now available. The ap-
plication deadline is June 14. For
more information or for an appli-
cation, call the DeSoto Chamber
of Commerce at 863-494-4033 or
email chamber@chamberfl.com.


DeSoto County High School.
The conference will help students
develop a love for learning and set a goal
to graduate and pursue post-secondary
education opportunities. "It's the perfect
opportunity for this age group to have a
career seed planted, obtain leadership
skills, build lasting friendships, and have
fun," says Ashley Coone, President of
Links2Success.
Each day, participants will meet at
DeSoto County High School. Students
will then be transported via bus to local
organizations, governmental agencies
and businesses. Student will get to expe-
rience careers in banking, STEM, judicial,
government, law enforcement, nonprofit,
agriculture, and so much more. The


we should give them time to exhaust
every other option," said former DeSoto
School Superintendent Adrian Kline.
"But there should be no mill increases.
Many times the infusion of taxpayer
money does not help the issue. It is
wrong to avoid the public's opinion on
the issue."
Commissioner Bob Miller moved
to reject the proposal, but added that
rejecting the hospital's current proposal
doesn't mean the board doesn't want to
help. "I understand the magnitude of
the problem with DMH; I've lost sleep
over this issue," he said. "By voting
against this, we are simply saying that
this shouldn't be an issue that is left
solely to the county. We need to look
at other options such as a sales tax
increase, etc. I'm just not comfortable
giving authority to use taxpayer money
that we as a board would have no
control over."
After the vote, Sica said he was disap-
pointed, but said the hospital would
seek other methods of funding. "I'd be
lying if I said I wasn't disappointed, but
I think the board left the door open for
other options, and we plan to explore
them," he said. "I know a lot of hospital
staff are unhappy with the decision,
but we will continue to provide the
same level of care as we have been. I
don't know, maybe I just didn't ex-
plain myself clear enough during my
presentation."


and raised us as your own. God will
forever bless you, and we will forever
thank you."
So whatever happened to that good
life that I dreamed of?
I don't live on the Gulf, but from
my upstairs window I can see my
neighbor's pond. We still vacation
every summer at that family cottage
in Northern Michigan. I don't drive


conference includes a canoe leadership
experience, as well.
Throughout the week, students will
work with the DeSoto Arts & Humanities
Council to create artwork to com-
memorate their current career goals
and dreams. The conference will end
on July 13 with an art gallery exhibition
and award ceremony at the Martin Art
Gallery at Florida Outdoor Properties.
Students are required to have a
minimum GPA of 2.5, no behavior
referrals, exhibit leadership qualities
and complete an application and essay.
The conference is provided at no cost
and is limited to 30 students. It is being
sponsored by the School District of
DeSoto County, Mosaic in DeSoto, Dark


Public Safety funding
The board also voted 4-1 to approve a
proposal for a Municipal Service Benefit
Unit and Municipal Service Taxing Unit
rate change to fund the Public Safety
Department. Administrative Services
Director Linda Nipper presented a final
proposal which now includes a 4-cents-
per-square-foot assessment on com-
mercial buildings. Previously Nipper
had proposed a flat and tiered commer-
cial rate to the board, which were both
rejected. The board's decision allows the
proposed rate changes to be discussed
and voted on at a future public hear-
ing. Commissioner Miller cast the lone
dissenting vote, saying he questioned
whether charging businesses by the
square foot was the best option. "I'm
still having issues understanding how
this is best for business owners," he said.
In other business, the board voted
unanimously to table a request by
DeSoto County Public Safety Chief
Glenn Prescott for a new tanker truck.
Prescott asked the board to approve the
purchase of a new tanker estimated at
$208,000. He said the new vehicle was
necessary because one of his tankers
needs major repairs and has been
flagged by the Florida Department of
Transportation as unsafe for use. He
said he had explored options to repair
the current tanker, a 23-year-old vehicle
that was converted from a sludge truck


a new Cadillac, but my 10-year-old
van with 150,000 miles on it gets me
everywhere I need to go and more
importantly it gets me back. We
don't eat at the best restaurants in
town, but if you saw me you would
know that I haven't missed any
meals. As far as vacations, we have
been over much of the United States.
Our best memories were two years


PHOTO PROVIDED
Graduates of the
Leadership Desoto
Class IV include
Trent Anthney,
Jennifer Backer,
Doug Christ, Shirley
Gallimore, Karyn
Gary, Christi Gill,
Shasta Grimes,
Kenneth Hancock,
Bumper Hay, Gene
Heitman, Perry
Hollingsworth,
Donnie Knoche,
Martha Jo Markey,
Melinda Masters,
Michelle Potter,
Cindy Scott, Amy
Sorrells, Lindsay
Turner, Pam
Vowels, and Darren
Winfrey.


Sunset Photography & Design, Florida
Power and Light, The DeSoto County
Education Foundation, Benny Albritton
Grove Services, Drug Free DeSoto, First
State Bank of Arcadia, GEO Care, DeSoto
County Health Department, Martin Art
Gallery at Florida Outdoor Properties,
Canoe Outpost, Rotary Club of Arcadia,
State Farm Insurance Agent Don Knoche,
DeSoto Arts & Humanities Council,
MidFlorida, Sorrells Citrus & Grove
Care, Craven Enterprises and Eugene E.
Waldron Jr., PA.
For more information, applications
or sponsorship opportunities, call
Ashley Coone at 863-990-0527 or email
links2success@yahoo.com. The applica-
tion deadline is Friday.


to a tanker. "So far the repair estimates
we have on this vehicle are high, with
one bid to basically tear down and
rebuild the tanker at $138,000," he said.
Several commissioners asked Prescott
what it would take to get the current
tanker operational again, and Prescott
stated the vehicle could be put back in
use if the frame were replaced. "The frame
on it now is rusting out, so we'd have to
replace it, and I believe the cost to do that
would be around $50,000," he said.
Langford questioned Prescott how
much the truck is used on a yearly
basis, and why the vehicle needs to be
completely rebuilt if its other compo-
nents were working properly. "I'd like
to see you come back to the board with
some additional estimates on costs to
repair the truck you currently have," he
said. "I'd rather we repair this one than
purchase something brand new."
The board also voted unanimously
to not pursue state funding to replace
the Pepper Avenue bridge. Instead,
after input from County Engineer Mike
Giardullo, they decided instead to have
staff completely remove the bridge at a
cost of approximately $8,000. Giardullo
said, "Our best solution is to just remove
it, put guardrails and signs up at the end
of the road stating there is no through
access, and we will have satisfied our
liability on the issue," he said. The
bridge's demolition is not scheduled to
be conducted until the fall/winter.


ago when we went to Europe and
visited cities such as Paris, Berlin
and Vienna.
My daughters have had everything
any other child has had.
It's true that I'm not living "the
good life." But what we have is the
better life.
Truly, it was the best decision we
ever made.


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DeSoto Juniors split in first two all star games


he DeSoto Juniors All Stars lost a
long, three-hour game to Mulberry
17-7 Saturday afternoon in Ft.
Meade. It was terribly hot and the game
was stopped for nearly a half-hour as the
home plate umpire dropped to his knees
and had to leave the field due to the heat.
The DeSoto team was also hot as they
started out with five runs in the top of
the first inning. Mulberry came back
with five to tie it and took a 6-5 lead in
the second.
DeSoto tied it back up at six in the
third and took the lead in the top of the
fourth as starting pitcher Larry Taylor
scored on a wild pitch to give DeSoto a
short-lived 7-6 lead.
Mulberry took the lead for good in
the bottom of the fourth inning. The
leadoff hitter was safe after a slow roller
got through the shortstop's legs. Then
the roof fell in. A couple of singles,
walks, another couple of errors mixed
with stolen bases and wild pitches gave
Mulberry five runs to take the lead.
Taylor, who is entering eighth grade
at DeSoto Middle School, was near-
ing his pitch limit and was relieved by
Austyn Hall. Taylor made an outstand-
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fifth and sixth innings, but really didn't
pitch that badly. He had three balks
and the defense wasn't very sharp as
the Mulberry team made the most of
whatever DeSoto gave them.
The DeSoto team had a limited
amount of practice during the week be-
cause of the weather, which may have
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Majors

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Manager Dennis Day talks to his team after a
rough first inning against Bartow in a scrim-
mage on June 8. After giving up five runs in
the first inning, Day said the team played well
together. "We settled down and played pretty
good baseball;'," he said. "We didn't have our
bats and this was the first time we had gotten
together for a game. We plan to have more
games before the tournament starts. Brady
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Casey Davis delivers to the plate in a scrim-
mage game against Bartow June 8. The Majors
All Star team will begin tournament action on
July 6 in Arcadia.


Larry Taylor
fires a fastball
to the plate in
the opening
game in the All
Star Tourna-
ment. DeSoto
lost 17-7, but
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a 7-3 win on
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FROM PAGE 14
caused some of their defensive lapses. "I
guess we just lost our focus at the end,"
Taylor said. Head Coach Elbert Butts
added that "The boys started out pretty
good but just lost it near the end. We
have to get better hitting and defense
tomorrow. They just outplayed us today,
a lot of mistakes."
Sunday morning the DeSoto team
came back to beat Winter Haven 7-3
behind the pitching of starter Zach
Aldret and Austin Hall.


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Representatives from Boyle-Singleton
and the Florida Department of
Transportation presented cost projec-
tions if the expansion were done after
the road had been widened. Boyle-
Singleton's Kevin Knutson said the costs
for waiting to expand the utilities would
nearly double the amount needed if the
county piggy-backed off FDOT's project.
"You would be looking at a significant
increase; it really doesn't make much
sense to put this off when you can do it
much cheaper now," he said.
Arcadia resident Ed Johnson told com-
missioners there is no demonstrated need
for county water in the Nocatee area, and
that most residents wouldn't be able to
afford the fees associated with connecting.
"It's going to be roughly $5,000-$6,000
per house just to pick up the line from


the county," he said. "The people in Lake
Suzy will be the ones paying for lines in
Nocatee that might never be used. You
wouldn't even be talking about this if it
wasn't for the FDOT project."
The board directed Miller to survey
Nocatee residents to see whether they
would want to connect to county utilities
if available. Langford also asked Miller to
estimate hook-up costs to residents.
"We really need to give them an op-
portunity to voice their opinion on this,
and we should have an estimate to give
them to see how willing they would be
to do this," Langford said. Miller will
conduct the survey and report at the
board's next workshop.
In other business, Administrative
Services Director Linda Nipper pre-
sented the board with initial depart-
ment budgets for the 2013/14 fiscal
year. Board members will review the
information and discuss it in depth
at the commission's next workshop,
scheduled for 9 a.m. on June 24.


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Several DeSoto soccer players get together to play at Brewer Park Saturday, June 8. From the left are Benito Vazquez, Jonathan Castro, Luis Marta, Sergio Alvarez, Leticia Tenorio and Luis Sarmiento.
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Spotted skunk-


one of Florida's least


understood mammals


We recently got a whiff of one
of Florida's least understood
mammals the eastern spot-
ted skunk. About 3 a.m. the pungent rank
odor woke both of us from a sound sleep.
Living wild skunks are seldom seen.
Two skunk species exist throughout
Florida except in the keys. The striped
skunk, Mephitis mephitis, is the larger
species. They are about the size of a
house cat with usually two broad white
stripes that meet at the nose and then
fan out along the length of the body and
into the tail. The fur is soft and silky. This
is the skunk most commonly seen as
road kill -they're slow moving.
Spilogale putorius is the name given to
the eastern spotted skunk, and it means
spotted stinking weasel. Full grown spot-
ted skunks are about the size of a squirrel
and just about as agile they can even
climb trees. Their dense silky fur is black
with four to six irregular broken stripes
that give them a spotted or mottled
appearance. The irregular pattern helps
conceal them in dappled moonlight as
they almost always forage at night or
near dusk and dawn.
Both species are omnivorous. They
prey on small mammals, amphibians,
insects, birds and their eggs. They'll also
eat seeds, berries and fruits and will
forage in unsecured garbage.
The skunk defense mechanism is
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You may have
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skunks at the
Rio de la Paz
Festival or at
Pioneer Day.
To adopt a pet
skunk in Florida,
you must first
have a Class III
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of their olfactory calling card is unmis-
takable. It is used to scare away larger
predators such as fox, bobcat, raccoon
and domestic dogs. You would think the
black and white warning pattern would
be enough. They also possibly emit their
odor as a breeding attractant. Skunks can
smell, but they are habituated to their own
smell and not repulsed by it as we are.
When alarmed they lift their tail and
eject a potent stream of foul smelling
musk. It is said they can hit a target up to
15 feet away. The spotted skunk adds a
touch of whimsy to its defense it will
rise up on its forelimbs, lifting its hind-
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kept as pets. For more information on skunks as pets, go to www.floridaskunkrescue.com.


contains resemble a strong garlic odor.
Both skunks are found in woodlands
and grassy areas where abundant prey
is found. They also seem to like to live
near dwellings, and are frequently found
in woodpiles or old barns. They den
in a shallow depression usually on the
ground, or in an abandoned armadillo
or gopher tortoise burrow. The female
gives birth to four to seven young in the
spring. Like kittens, the young are blind
at first. They are covered with fine black
and white hairs in the pattern they will
have as adults. At about six weeks of age
they begin to follow and forage with the
mother, and are soon independent.
Because of their nocturnal habits and
perhaps their repugnant odor, not a
whole lot more is known about these elu-
sive critters. In fact, when we tried to find
a photo of the spotted skunk in Florida,
we couldn't locate any. The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Commission lists them as
species of "unknown" status. But then,
more than half of the 974 species the
state deems "of greatest conservation
need" are listed as unknowns.
Several years ago a number of inqui-
ries about skunks, or the lack of skunk
sightings, prompted the FWC to set up
a website requesting information on
skunk sightings. A total of 794 striped
skunk sightings were reported and 197
spotted skunk sightings. We hadn't seen
or detected any skunks for several years,
but after the report was issued in 2005 we
began scenting them occasionally.
Should a skunk happen to spritz you
or a pet, the classic remedy is bathing in
tomato juice. Lacking sufficient tomato
juice, a modern remedy calls for 1 quart
hydrogen peroxide, 1/4 cup baking
soda and 1 to 2 teaspoons of liquid
soap. Combine in an
'pen container-- the
'lution will fizz, as a
Slemrical reaction is
occurring Add enough
warm water to make
enough solution to
wash thoroughly. If
washing a pet, leave
the solution on the
animal's fur for 5
to 10 minutes. Be
careful not to get it
in their eyes. The
solution can also
be used to re-


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move skunk odor
from clothing.
It will have a
mild bleaching
effect. Another
remedy is
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PHOTO FROM WIKIMEDIA.ORG
(Mickey Bohnacker)
The fur of the spotted skunk, Spilogaleputo-
rius, has a distinctive pattern of broken stripes
or spots.


Skunks can be de-scented and are said
to make great pets. Normally the striped
skunk is the species kept as pets. They
are not for everyone and require more
care than a domestic cat -they are after
all, still wild animals. You may have seen
some adorable de-scented skunks at the
Rio de la Paz Festival or at Pioneer Day.
To adopt a pet skunk in Florida, you must
first have a Class III Wildlife Permit. The
private permit is free, but if you want to
take your skunk out in public, or if you
want to sell your skunk, you will need a
Class III permit for Exhibition and Sale.
For more information on skunks as pets,
go to www.floridaskunkrescue.com or
www.skunksaspetsflorida.com.

LIVESTOCK SALES
Arcadia Stockyard sales for the week ending June 5

Weight Price per cwt.
Steers Medium and Large Frame
175-275 $165-235 (avg. $178.72)
275-350 $165-195 (avg. $175.24)
350-425 $150-180 (avg. $162.82)
425-500 $140-167.50 (avg. $145.23)
500-575 $134-142.50 (avg. $137.66)
575-700 $126-138 (avg. $131.88)
Steers Light and Medium Frame
175-275 $147.50-170 (avg. $159.18)
275-350 $135-170 (avg. $153.66)
350-425 $137.50-155 (avg. $145.74)
425-500 $132.50-140 (avg. $136.79)
500-575 $120-135 (avg. $128.94)
575-700 $95-130 (avg. $114.91)
Heifers Medium and Large Frame
175-275 $160-197.50 (avg. $174.36)
275-350 $145-180 (avg. $158.10)
350-425 $126-157.50 (avg. $136.67)
425-500 $121-131 (avg. $126.18)
500-575 $112.50-122 (avg. $116.32)
575-700 $102.50-121 (avg. $110.94)
Heifers Light and Medium Frame
175-275 $130-170 (avg. $146.59)
275-350 $125-150 (avg. $135.89)
350-425 $120-129 (avg. $123.71)
425-500 $115-123 (avg. $119.56)
500-575 $105-114 (avg. $110.71)
575-700 $89-105 (avg. $97.42)
Slaughter Classes
Cows:
Boners
1100-1900 $80-93 (avg. $82.27)
Lean
850-1200 $70-80 (avg. $75.76)
Low Dressing:
800-1100 $65-77 (avg. $72.18)
Shells:
650-800 $38-55 (avg. $45.74)
Bulls:
High Dressing:
1300-2000 $90-105 (avg. $97.67)
1000-1299 $76-943 (avg. $85.75)
Low Dressing:
under 1100 $72-84 (avg. $80)

Totals: -1,848; calves -1,393; cows 398; bulls 57
Slaughter cows and bulls were $1 to $3 lower.
Feeder steers and heifers of #1 quality were $2 to
$4 higher. \Feeder steers and heifers of #2 quality
were $2 to $3 lower. The livestock market will be
closed July 1-5 for the July 4 holiday.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.:
2013CA000186
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF:
1990 Chevrolet Truck
VIN #1FAFP550YG137882
and $2,216.00 U.S. Currency
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Tyrone Jones
202 W. Myrtle Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for forfeiture, wherein the Arcadia
Police Department is demanding
that the Court enter an order
determining that the 1990
Chevrolet Truck, VIN
#1FAFP550YG137882 and
$2,216.00 U.S. Currency is con-
traband and should be forfeited
to the Arcadia Police Department,
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Kenneth A Hancock, Carlton
& Hancock, P.A., 150 Laishley
Court, Suite 118, Punta Gorda,
Florida 33950 on or before the
13th day of June, 2013, and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint
or petition. WITNESS my hand
and the seal of this Court on this
7th day of June, 2013.


MITZIE W. McGRAVIC
Clerk of the Court
By: /s/ N. Daughtrey
As Deputy Clerk Published
6/13/13 & 6/20/13 193312
2903216

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY,
FLORIDA
Case No.: 2013DR375
Division:
Clementina Hartsfield,
Petitioner
and
Jaime Flores,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DIS-
SOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE
TO: Jaime Flores
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
1952 SE Plum Dr.
Arcadia, FL 34266
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on Clementina Harts-
field, whose address is 530 N Hills-
borough Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266
on or before July 15, 2013, and
file the original with the clerk of
this Court at 115 East Oak Street
Arcadia, Fl 34266, before service
on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter. If you fail to do so, a
default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition. Copies of all court docu-
ments in this case, including
orders, are available at the Clerk
of the Circuit Court's office. You
may review these documents
upon request. You must keep the
Clerk of the Circuit Court's office
notified of your current address.
(You may file Notice of Current
Address, Florida Supreme Court
Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the
address on record at the clerk's
office. WARNING: Rule 12.285,
florida Family Law Rules of Proce-
dure, requires certain automatic
disclosure of documents and
information. Failure to comply can
result in sanctions, including dis-
missal or striking of pleadings.
Dated June 6, 2013.
MITZIE W. McGAVIC
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY: Marlene Harris
Deputy Clerk Published 6/13/13,
6/20/13, 6/27/13 & 7/4/13
131159 2903237

NOTICE OF ADMIN
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY,
FLORIDA
File Number:
142013CP000041
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JAMES P. GARLAND,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION AND
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of JAMES P. GARLAND,
deceased, whose date of death
was April 17, 2013, is pending in
the Circuit Court for DeSoto
County, Florida; Probate Division,
File Number 142013CP000041,
the address of which is 115 East
Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida
34266, The names and address-
es of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representative's
Attorney are set forth below. The
estate is testate and the date of
the decedent's Will and any Codi-
cils are dated March 30, 2005.
Any interested person on whom a


copy of this notice was served
must file with this Court any
objection by such person that
challenges the validity of the Will,
the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of the Court, by filing a peti-
tion or other pleading requesting
relief, in accordance with the
Florida Probate Rules, WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF
THIS NOTICE ON THE OBJECTING
PERSON. ALL OBJECTIONS NOT
SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED. All Creditors of the
decedent and other persons, who
have claims or demands against
the decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL
CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE
FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITH-
STANDING THE TIME PERIODS
SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM
FILED TWO YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE
OF DEATH IS BARRED. Dated at
Arcadia, Florida, on this 4th day
of June, 2013
Attorney for
Personal Representative
JAMES H. McANLY
303 East Oak Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
(863) 494-0062
Florida Bar # 0123988
Personal Representative
PATSY A. JAMES Published
6/13/13 & 6/20/13 120581
2903253
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2013CP000042
PROBATE DIVISION
IN RE: ESTATE OF
NELLIE M. CASH,
Deceased.
NOTICE OF
ADMINISTRATION
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of NELLIE M. CASH, Deceased,
File No. 2013CP000042, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
DeSoto County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
115 East Oak Street, Arcadia,
Florida 34266. The names and
addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative and the Personal Repre-
sentative's attorney are set forth
below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that
challenge the validity of the Will,
the qualifications of the Personal
Representative, venue, or jurisdic-
tion of this court are required to
file their objections with this Court
WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All creditors of the Decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against Decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is served within three
months after the date of the first


Real Estate 1000
Employment 2000
Notices 3000
Financial 4000
Business Service 5000
Merchandise/Garage Sales 6000
Transportation/Boats 7000


NOTICE OF ADMIN
3118


publication of this notice must file
their claims with this Court WITH-
IN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the Dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the Dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL
CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is June, 6th, 2013.
PAUL BENNETT SEUSY, P.A.
Attorneys for Petitioner
203 West Oak Street
Arcadia, Florida 34266
863-491-7285 Office
863-491-8262 Facsimile
E-Mail: paul@paulseusy.com
Diane C. Dupuis
Personal Representative
1826 N.W. Pine Creek Avenue
Arcadia, Florida 34266
By: /s/ Paul Bennett Seusy,
Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0690252
Published 6/6/13 & 6/13/13
325434 2900778


I NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE
3122

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 2008CA001213
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS,
INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
KATHRYN PERRY, ET AL.
Defendants
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated May 20, 2013, and
entered in Case No.
2008CA001213, of the Circuit
Court of the Twelfth Judicial Cir-
cuit in and for DESOTO County,
Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO
BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,
LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS SERVICING, LP (hereafter
"Plaintiff"), is Plaintiff and
KATHRYN PERRY, are defendant.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the SOUTH
DOOR of the Courthouse; 115
East Oak Street, Arcadia, at
11:00 a.m., on the _27th_ day of
_June_, 2013, the following
described property as set forth in
said Final Judgment, to wit: THE
NORTHEASTERLY 25 FEET OF
LOT 13, IN BLOCK G, OF
RIDGEWOOD SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 85,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA.
If you are a person with a dis-
ability who needs any accom-
modation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you
are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact
the DeSoto County Clerk's
Office, 115 East Oak Street,
Arcadia, Florida 34266,
(863)993-4876. If you are
hearing or voice impaired,
call 711.
Dated this 21st day of May,
2013. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
BY/s/ B. Wynn
As Deputy Clerk


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NOTICE OF NOTICE OF NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF SALE TAX DEEDS TAX DEEDS
FORECLOSURE FORECLOSURE 3130 3130 3132 3132


Van Ness Law Firm, PLC
1239 E. Newport Center Drive
Suite #110 Deerfield Beach, Flori-
da 33442
Phone (954) 571-2031
Fax (954) 571-2033
Pleadings@vanlawfl.com
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. Published 6/6/13
& 6/13/13 232598 2900785

UGET RESULT s
USE CLASSIFIED!
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR DESOTO
COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION:
CASE NO.:
14-2009-CA-000807
BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING,
LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME
LOANS SERVICING LP,
Plaintiff,
vs.
GERTRUDE RINCON; ALFONSO
RINCON; UNKNOWN TENANTSS;
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated the 21st day of
May, 2013, and entered in Case
No. 14-2009-CA-000807, of the
Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Desoto County,
Florida, wherein BAC HOME
LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING LP is the Plaintiff and
GERTRUDE RINCON; ALFONSO
RINCON; UNKNOWN TENANTSS;
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are defendants.
The Clerk of this Court shall sell
to the highest and best bidder for
cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF
THE DESOTO COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, 115 EAST OAK STREET,
ARCADIA, FL 34266, 11:00 AM
on the 27th day of June, 2013,
the following described property
as set forth in said Final Judg-
ment, to wit:
SEE EXHIBIT A"
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.
Exhibit "A"
LOTS 10 AND 10B OF VIRGIL
KELLAN ESTATES, an
unrecorded plat of DeSoto
County, Florida, also
described as follows:
LOT 10: COMMENCE at the
Northwest corner of the NE
1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 12,
Township 38 S, Range 24 E;
thence S 0 degrees 12' E
along W line of said forty,
808.64 feet; thence S 73
degrees 04'15" E, 211.32
feet to Point of Beginning;
thence continue same line
144. 32 feet to W Right-of-
Way of US Highway 17; thence
South 18 degrees 30' W along
said Right-of-Way, 70.97 feet;
thence N 75 degrees 56'39"
W, 138.20 feet; thence N 13
degrees 43'52" E, 77.98 feet
to Point of Beginning,
AND
LOT 10B: COMMENCE at the
NW corner of the NE 1/4 of
the SW 1/4 of Section 12,
Township 38 S, Range 24 E;
thence S 0 degrees 12' E
along the W line of said forty,
900.02 feet; thence S 75
degrees 56'39" E, 188.99
feet to Point of Beginning;
thence continue same line,
138.20 feet to the W Right-of-
Way of US Highway 17; thence
S 18 degrees 30' W along said
Right-of-Way, 16.33 feet;
thence N 69 degrees 09'50"
W, 137.90 feet to Point of
Beginning.
Dated this 31st day of
May, 2013.
By: Carri L. Pereyra
Submitted by:
Choice Legal Group, P.A.
1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
Telephone:(954) 453-0365
Facsimile:(954) 771-6052
Toll Free: 1-800-441-2438
DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL
FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA.
R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516
eservice@clegalgroup.com Pub-
lished 6/6/13 & 6/13/13
107507 2900768


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 142012CA000481
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOHNATHON LEE PUMMELL;
ANGELA M. PUMMELL; FORD
MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC
FKA FORD MOTOR CREDIT COM-
PANY; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY;
Defendants.
NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated May 21, 2013, and
entered in Case No.
142012CA000481, of the Circuit
Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit
in and for DESOTO County, Flori-
da. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is
Plaintiff and JOHNATHON LEE
PUMMELL; ANGELA M. PUM-
MELL; UNKNOWN PERSONS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY; FORD MOTOR CRED-
IT COMPANY LLC FKA FORD
MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY; are
defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash AT
SOUTH DOOR OF COURTHOUSE.,
at 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCA-
DIA in DESOTO County, FLORIDA
34266, at 11:00 A.M., on the
18th day of July, 2013, the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Final Judgment, to
wit:
LOT 2, BLOCK "B", OF CINDEE
MANOR, A SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 32, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO
COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER
WITH A 1987, SHADOW MOBILE
HOME ID #'S 14602905A AND
14602905B, FLORIDA TITLE
NO.S 44195355 and 44195362,
PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE
ABOVE LANDS. A person claiming
an interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the
lis pendens must file a claim with-
in 60 days after the sale. Dated
this 24th day of July, 2013.
MITZIE MCGAVIC
As Clerk of said Court
By/s/N. Daughtrey
As Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disabili-
ty who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to provisions of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Desoto County Clerk's
Office, 115 East Oak Street,
Arcadia, FL 34266, Phone No.
(863)993-4876 at least seven (7)
days before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled
appearance is is less than seven
(7) days; if you are hearing or
voice impaired, call 711.
Submitted by:
Kahane & Associates, P.A.
8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000,
Plantation, FL 33324
Telephone: (954) 382-3486, Tele-
facsimile: (954) 382-5380
Designated service e-mail:
notice@kahaneandassociates.com
Published 6/13/13 & 6/20/13
221363 2903228





IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000717
SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff
EDWARD NEE A/K/A EDWARD F.
NEE, et at,
Defendants) 2013
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to an Order Rescheduling
Foreclosure Sale dated 5th day of
June 2013, entered in Civil Case
Number in the Circuit Court for
DeSoto, Florida, wherein SUN-
TRUST MORTGAGE, INC. the
Plaintiff, and EDWARD NEE A/K/A
EDWARD F. NEE, et al, are the
Defendants, I will sell the property
situated in DeSoto Florida,
described as:
LOT 53A OF PEACE RIVER
ACRES, AS PER MAP OR FLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR
DESOTO COUNTY. FLORIDA. IN


FLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 68, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
BEGIN AT THE NORTHWESTERLY
CORNER OF LOT 53, OF PEACE
RIVER ACRES SUBDIVISION, AS
PER PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 68, OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESO-
TO COUNTY, FLORIDA, FOR
POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
SOUTH 50 DEGREES 49'28"
EAST ALONG THE NORTHERLY
LINE OF SAID LOT 53,104.0
FEET TO NORTHEASTERLY COR-
NER OF SAID LOT 53; THENCE
SOUTH 39 DEGREES 10'32"
WEST ALONG THE EASTERLY
LINE OF SAID LOT 53,134.62
FEET; THENCE NORTH 50
DEGREES 49'28" WEST AND PAR-
ALLEL TO THE NORTHERLY LINE
OF SAID LOT 53,104.0 FEET TO
THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID
LOT 53; THENCE NORTH 39
DEGREES 10'32' EAST ALONG
SAID WESTERLY LINE, 134.62
FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING
at public sale to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, at the 201
East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL
33821 at 11:00 AM. on 23rd day
of July, 2013. Any person claim-
ing 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: 6/ 7/13
By: /s/ B. Wynn
DeSoto County Clerk of Court
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons in
need of a special accommodation
to participate in this proceeding
shall, within seven (7) days prior
to any proceeding, contact the
Administrative Office of the Court,
201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL
33821, telephone (863)993-
4876, TOD 1-800-955-8771 or 1-
800-955-8770 'via Florida Relay
Service'. Published 6/13/13 &
6/20/13 276862 2903190
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given,
that we will sell or otherwise dis-
pose of the contents of the fol-
lowing self storage units in order
to satisfy the delinquent storage
lien placed in accordance with the
State of Florida Statute 83.806.
UNIT# NAME CONTENTS
70W097 James M. Acrea
Household Goods
70W101 Richele I. Terstegge
Household Goods
70W102 Peggy A. Barden
Household Goods
70W105 Gracey R. Ijames
Household Goods
70W110 -John W. Gant
Household Goods
70W122 Sonja R. Davis
Household Goods
The above 6 units) are located @
4599 NW Hwy 70, Arcadia, FL
34266
NS010 Anthony Holmes
Household Goods
NS122 Shirley L/Howard
Household Goods
The above 2 unit(s) is located @
4981 SW Hwy 17, Arcadia, FL
34266
17N046 Denise Boyette
Household Goods
The above (1) unit(s) are located
@ 3153 NE Hwy 70, Arcadia, FL
34266
The public sale will be conducted
at Easy Mini Storage, 4599 N.W.
Hwy. 70, Arcadia, Fl. 34266, at
4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24,
2013. Units will be sold to the
highest bidder. Open door sale,
cash only. A cleaning deposit will
be taken. (863) 993-2220.
Published 6/6/13 & 6/13/13
222020 2900542
IN THE CIRCUITCIVIL COURT OF
THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESO-
TO COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 14-2012-CA-000454
Division 1
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSHUA ALLEN 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 4, 2012, in the Cir-
cuit Court of Desoto County, Flori-
da, The Clerk of the Court will sell
the property situated in Desoto
County, Florida described as:
LOT 4, PEACEFUL PINE ACRES,
AN UNRECORDED PLAT OF DES-
OTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, ALSO
BEING DESCRIBED AS: THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4


OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OF
SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 37
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, LESS
33 FT. ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY ON
SOUTH SIDE AND ALSO LESS A
TRACT DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTH-
WEST CORNER OF THE NORTH-
WEST 1/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4
OF NORTHWEST 1/4 OF THE
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION
33, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST: THENCE
SOUTH 89 DEGREES 47'02"
EAST ALONG NORTH LINE OF
SAID TRACT, 7.0 FEET TO A
POINT ON FENCE LINE; THENCE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 40'40"
EAST ALONG SAID FENCE,
332.90 FEET TO SOUTH LINE OF
SAID TRACT; THENCE NORTH 89
DEGREES 47'43" WEST ALONG
SAID SOUTH LINE, 10.0 FEET TO
SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID
NORTHWEST 1/4 OF SOUTH-
WEST 1/4 OF NORTHWEST 1/4
OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4;
THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES
09'40" WEST ALONG WEST LINE
OF SAID TRACT, 332.87 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETH-
ER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1994
GREEN BOAT TRAILER MOBILE
HOME, VIN(S)
FLFLP7OA21644GH &
FLFLP70B21644GH. and com-
monly known as: 4980 NW
LOCUST ST, ARCADIA, FL 34266;
including the building, appurte-
nances, and fixtures located
therein, at public sale,to to the high-
est and best bidder, for cash, on
front steps of the DeSoto County
Courthouse, on June 27, 2013 at
11:00 a.m. Any persons claiming
an interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the prop-
erty owner as of the date of the
lis pendens must file a claim with-
in 60 days after the sale. Dated
this 27th day of June, 2013.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Mitzie W. McGavic
By: /s/ B. Wynn
Deputy Clerk
Invoice to:
Edward B. Pritchard
(813) 229-0900 x1309
Kass Shuler, P.A.
P.O. Box 800
Tampa, FL 33601-0800
Published 6/6/13 & 6/13/13
101348 2900871

TAX DEEDS




AMENDED NOTICE
OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that TC
10L, LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and
the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 1469
Issuance Date: MAY 28, 2010
Tax Deed File #: 13-20-TD
Description of Property:
BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST COR-
NER OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SW
1/4 OF SECTION 30, TOWNSHIP
37 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST;
THENCE S 89 DEGREES 45'29"
W ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF
SAID TRACT, 173.90 FEET TO
THE CENTER LINE OF THE S.C.L.
RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR
THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE ON THE
SAME LINE, 941.84 FEET TO
THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
THE ARCADIA LAND AND
IMPROVEMENT COMPANY'S SUB-
DIVISION OF PART OF THE
NORTH 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 30,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST; THENCE SOUTH
ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID
SUBDIVISION, 625.75 FEET TO
THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID SUBDIVISION; THENCE N 89
DEGREES 42'40" E, 699.18
FEET TO THE CENTER LINE OF
SAID RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY;
THENCE N 21 DEGREES 09'05"
E ALONG SAID RAILROAD RIGHT-
OF-WAY CENTER LINE, 672.51
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING. LESS A PARCEL AS
DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 270,
PAGE 220; AND LESS CITY OF
ARCADIA PROPERTY AS
DESCRIBED IN DEED BOOK 267,
PAGE 50; AND LESS S.C.L. RAIL-
ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY, ALSO LESS
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED
PARCEL: BEGIN AT THE NORTH-
EAST CORNER OF THE NW 1/4
OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 30,
TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE
25 EAST; THENCE S 89
DEGREES 45'29" W ALONG THE


NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT,
421.58 FEET; THENCE S 21
DEGREES 15'05" W, 398.17
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE ON
THE SAME LINE, 137.51 FEET;
THENCE NORTH 127.91 FEET;
THENCE N 89 DEGREES 42'40"
E, 49.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.
Names in which assessed:
DANIEL FRAZIER
49 PONTIAC AVE
NARRAGANSETT, RI 02882
All of said property being in the
County of DeSoto, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
certificate or certificates will be
sold to the highest bidder at the
South Courthouse Door on JULY
10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 4th day of
June, 2013.
MITZIE W. McGAVIC
CLERK OF COURT
DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON,
Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: 6/6/13,
6/13/13, 6/20/13 & 6/27/13
112132 2900695

AMENDED NOTICE
OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that TC
O10L, LLC the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and
the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 936
Issuance Date: MAY 28, 2010
Tax Deed File #: 13-21-TD
Description of Property:
BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST COR-
NER OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE
SW 1/4 0 THE NE 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 13, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST, DESOTO COUN-
TY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 00
DEGREES 03'30" E, 954.06
FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME
LINE, 155.40 FEET; THENCE S
89 DEGREES 33' W, 50 FEET;
THENCE S 00 DEGREES 03'30"
E, 200 FEET; THENCE S 89
DEGREES 33' W, 54.84 FEET;
THENCE N 00 DEGREES 03'20"
W, 210 FEET; THENCE S 89
DEGREES 33' W, 105 FEET;
THENCE N 00 DEGREES 03'20"
W, 105 FEET; THENCE S 89
DEGREES 33'W, 34.58 FEET;
THENCE N 00 DEGREES 03'20"
W, 40.42 FEET; THENCE N 89
DEGREES 33' E, 244.39 FEET TO
THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
Names in which assessed:
GOERGE R KABRICH
C/O ROBERT R NORRIS JR.
522 N BAILEY RD
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
All of said property being in the
County of DeSoto, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
certificate or certificates will be
sold to the highest bidder at the
South Courthouse Door on JULY
10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 4th day of
June, 2013.
MITZIE W. McGAVIC
CLERK OF COURT
DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON,
Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: 6/6/13,
6/13/13, 6/20/13 & 6/27/13
112132 2900701
AMENDED NOTICE
OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that
STANTON S SCOTT JR. the
holder of the following certificate
has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of
issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 1780
Issuance Date: MAY 30, 2008
Tax Deed File #: 13-22-TD
Description of Property:
LOTS 5-7 BLOCK 58, STROUD
PARK, A SUBDIVISION ACCORD-
ING TO THE PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT
COURT OF DESOTO COUNTY,
FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE
92 AND PLAT BOOK C-5 PAGE
26. INCLUDING ANY REVERSION-
ARY INTEREST IN VACATED
STROUD STREET ADJOINING
THERETO BY DESOTO COUNTY
RESOLUTION TO CLOSE AND
ABANDON ROAD (1984-36) AS
SHOWN IN OFFICIAL RECORDS


BOOK 207, PAGE 12,:.'. F THF
PUBLIC RECORDS (F iLF' T,',
COUNTY, FLORIDA. -l 1 1l iTF-
EST IN VACATED STFFiT F TF'F.F
DESCRIBED BEING: Ti li IT F
LINE OF STREET AC.I, FI|T Ti
THE EAST BOUNDAF, ,F ILI
LOTS 5-7.
Names in which assessed:
HARVEY JERALD TH1il-F
124 A NEAR CT ~ -1J
WALNUT CREEK, C ':,:'.
All of said property iii,;, i, rh-
County of DeSoto, S-v.ri ..i Fi,,
da. Unless such cerni,: Iri :iil
be redeemed accordii- r,, l -..
the property describ-e.l.- :i .:1,
certificate or certificate: i..ll i,
sold to the highest bi.l.HI, dt r,
South Courthouse Do. ,i .. 11II
10, 2013 at 11:00 a i..
Dated this 4th day of
June, 2013.
MITZIE W. McGAVIC
CLERK OF COURT
DESOTO COUNTY, FLF HI,
By:CRYSTAL HE IjLlF- ,iI
Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates:
6/13/13, 6/20/13 .
112132 2900723

Classified = Sales
AMENDED NOTICE
OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby ,.,, ril,
STANTON S SCOTT JR. i,-
holder of the following ?- r: rii
has filed said certifitcd r i.. r, i
deed to be issued tl-,r.,, iiT.
certificate number ai..l ,:i .i
issuance, the descri .r..i ..i rih
property, and the nar e: .i ,-.
it was assessed are a: i .11..."
Certificate Number: J-,-
Issuance Date: MA' R 1 ,,,.
Tax Deed File #: 13-2; Ti,
Description of Properr,
LOT 69, HARLEM HFi_'HT i
PER MAP OR PLA iTHFF-F
RECORDED IN THE 1,FFih F F
THE CLERK OF THFE I iFiIT
COURT IN AND FCF LFIF.T-,
COUNTY, FLORIDA, iI i-uT
BOOK 6, PAGE 82.
Names in which assessed:
JESSIE LE-
CHRISTMAS E TiTF
107 SINGLETON I O'.F
ARCADIA, FL 3J
All of said property ,ii ii i, ,
County of DeSoto, S- v. ,i .Fl.i,
da. Unless such ceriii.-: iE ii
be redeemed accordii--l i..,
the property describf-.l 1 -.1: ii
certificate or certificit : ..il..I r
sold to the highest b,.i.i r d i.-
South Courthouse D, .i ..D ri,
10, 2013 at 11:00 a i..
Dated this 4th day of
June, 2013.
MITZIE W. McGAVIC
CLERK OF COURT
DESOTO COUNTY, FLF HI,
By:CRYSTAL HE IjLiF- ,i i
Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: .
6/13/13, 6/20/13 '. : -
112132 2900727
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby giver, ii, i TIGER
BAY RANCH LLC t2- i 1 ,,i
the following certifical.- i -1 ,
said certificate for a ir. i i ",
be issued thereon. Tii- .,:r 1,1
cate number and -, i
issuance, the descri ,i,,, i.-I
property, and the nar i, .i,-
it was assessed are a: i ii,.
Certificate Number: 1 --,.
Issuance Date: MA' -
Tax Deed File #: 13-2', TL,
Description of Properr,
LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOC J Fi
ADDITION TO ARC;.- i- '.II
BEING A SUBDIVISI(Ci I I HF
SOUTH 1,800 FEET CF THF F- T
1/2 OF SECTION 5 -i T THF
SOUTH 1,800 FEET F I THF F
1/2 OF THE W 1/2 OF i, .F,
TION 5, ALL BEING IN Ti,,'i j HiF
38 SOUTH, RANGE : .F_-T
DESOTO COUNTY, FLF Hi-,
Names in which assessed:
MARY JANE RATHJE T F 1TFF
714 SLEEPY CR-F_ ,IF
DURHAM NC 2--
All of said property ,ii'_ ii i, -
County of DeSoto, S-i .,i Fl..i,
da. Unless such cerihii.: i ii
be redeemed accordii'i--l i.
the property describ-.i i :,ii
certificate or certificis : ..ill i-
sold to the highest b,.iHlir i.-
South Courthouse Do i, .. _,_
10, 2013 at 11:00 a i,,
Dated this 3rd day of
June, 2013.
MITZIE W. McGAVIC
CLERK OF COURT
DESOTO COUNTY, FLF HI,
By:CRYSTAL HE IjLiF- ,.1iI
Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: .
6/13/13, 6/20/13 '. : -
112132 2900653


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TAX DEEDS
3132


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that TIGER
BAY RANCH LLC the holder of
the following certificate has filed
said certificate for a tax deed to
be issued thereon. The certifi-
cate number and year of
issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 1874
Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2010
Tax Deed File #: 13-24-TD
Description of Property:
LOT 19, BLOCK 422, FOURTH
ADDITION TO ARCADIA GAR-
DENS, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF
SECTION 4, TOWNSHIP 38
SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
EXCEPT THE SOUTH 1800 FEET
THEREOF, AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE
CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DES-
OTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 4, PAGE 52, SUBJECT TO
EASTMENTS TO FLORIDA GAS
AND TRANSMISSIONS COMPANY
AS RECORDED IN INSTRUMENT
#200914010383, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
Names in which assessed:
MILDRED J MORGAN
PO BOX 11156
ST THOMAS,
US VIRGIN ISLANDS 00801
All of said property being in the
County of DeSoto, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
certificate or certificates will be
sold to the highest bidder at the
South Courthouse Door on JULY
10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 3rd day of
June, 2013.
MITZIE W. McGAVIC
CLERK OF COURT
DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON,
Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: 6/6/13,
6/13/13, 6/20/13 & 6/27/13
112132 2900638
AMENDED NOTICE
OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that RED-
LAND CHRISTIAN MIGRANT
ASSOC INC. the holder of the
following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be
issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and
the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 697
Issuance Date: MAY 30, 2008
Tax Deed File #: 13-26-TD
Description of Property:
THE W 1/2 OF LOT 4, MORQUS
MANOR, AS PER MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIR-
CUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESO-
TO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT
BOOK 6, PAGE 30.
Names in which assessed:
JUANITA WESTFIELD ET AL
1159 SW DEER RUN AVE
ARCADIA, FL 34266
All of said property being in the
County of DeSoto, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
certificate or certificates will be
sold to the highest bidder at the
South Courthouse Door on JULY
10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 4th day of
June, 2013.
MITZIE W. McGAVIC
CLERK OF COURT
DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON,
Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: 6/6/13,
6/13/13, 6/20/13 & 6/27/13
112132 2900737
NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
Notice is hereby given that
BETTY ANN SHEETS EMPLOY-
EE PROFIT SHARING PLAN;
BETTY ANN & DOYLE SHEETS
the holder of the following certifi-
cate has filed said certificate for
a tax deed to be issued thereon.
The certificate number and year
of issuance, the description of the
property, and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows:
Certificate Number: 1213
Issuance Date: MAY 28, 2010
Tax Deed File #: 13-27-TD
Description of Property:
LOT 8, BLOCK 57, FLORACADIA
SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN
THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR
DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN
PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 2.
SNames in which assessed"


TAX DEEDS FURNITURE FORD
L1,0 3132 6035 L w 7070


130 ARCADIA LLC
555 E ELKCAM CIR
MARCO ISLAND, FL 34145
All of said property being in the
County of DeSoto, State of Flori-
da. Unless such certificate shall
be redeemed according to law,
the property described in such
certificate or certificates will be
sold to the highest bidder at the
South Courthouse Door on JULY
10, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 29th day of
May, 2013.
MITZIE W. McGAVIC
CLERK OF COURT
DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA
By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON,
Deputy Clerk
Publication Dates: 6/6/13,
6/13/13, 6/20/13 & 6/27/13
112132 2900618

OTHER NOTICES
3138 0


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY,
FLORIDA
JUVENILE DIVISION
Case No. 142008DP000291
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M.E.,
R.E-F.,
DOB: 7/7/99, 6/21/00
Childrenn.
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Felix Elias, father
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition for Termination of
Parental Rights on M.E & R.E-F.
has been filed against you. You
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it
on Brian L. Gillis, Esq. of the
Department of Children and Fami-
ly Service, Petitioner's attorney,
whose address is 805 North Mills
Avenue, Arcadia, Florida 34266,
on or before July 30,2013 at
9:00 AM and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Petitioner's
Attorney or immediately there-
after. Failure to appear at this
hearing constitutes consent to
the termination of parental
rights of this child (or these
children). Pursuant to Sec-
tions 39.802(4)(d) and
63.082(6)(g), Florida
Statutes, you are hereby
informed of the availability of
private placement with an
adoption entity, as defined in
Section 63.032(3), Florida
Statutes
WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of
this Court on this 11th day of
June.
Mitzie W. McGavic
As Clerk of the Court
By: Jo Rowan
Deputy Clerk
Published 6/13/13, 6/20/13,
6/27/13, 7/4/13 & 7/11/13



NOTICE OF SUSPENSION
Case No. 201300498
TO: Stephen E. Rucki
A Notice of Suspension to sus-
pend your license and eligibility
for licensure has been filed
against you. You have the right to
request a hearing pursuant to
Sections 120.569 and 120.57,
Florida Statutes, by mailing a
request fro same to the Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Consumer Services, Division of
Licensing, Post Office Box 3168,
Tallahassee, Florida 32315-
3168. If a request for hearing is
not received by 21 days from the
date of the last publication, the
right to hearing in this matter will
be waived and the Department
will dispose of this cause in
accordance with law. Published
5/30/13, 6/6/13, 6/13/13 &
6/20/13 283634 2897662

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Tropical



Storm Andrea



drenches Florida


FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 9

Weather
Summary

According to Florida's
Automated Weather
Network, Dover
(Hillsborough County)
received the most
rain in the state with
10.83 inches and Balm
(Hillsborough County)
received 8.59 inches. All
but one FAWN location
received between one
and six inches of rain.
Minimum temperatures
ranged from 64 degrees
in Jay (Santa Rosa
County) to 74 degrees
in Fort Lauderdale
(Broward County).
Maximum temperatures
ranged from 86 degrees
in Carrabelle (Franklin
County) to 93 degrees in
Bronson (Levy County).

Field Crops

Farmers in the
Panhandle continued
planting field corn,
cotton, peanuts and
soybeans. Wheat was
being harvested. South
Florida had corn and
sugarcane under water.

Fruit and
Vegetables

In the Panhandle,
tomato harvest is mov-
ing forward. Potatoes,
squash and cabbage
were also being har-
vested. Cantaloupes and
watermelons were being
harvested in north
Florida. Vegetables
and fruits marketed
included cantaloupe,
tomatoes, plum toma-
toes and watermelons.

Livestock
and Pastures

Statewide, the pasture
condition was fair to
good. Drought was
the limiting factor to
forage growth in some
parts of the state while
other parts of the State
flooding was the second
limiting factor. Cattle
condition was mostly
in the good category
for the state. Pasture
condition ranged from
very poor to excellent
with most in the fair to
good category. In the


Panhandle, the pasture
and cattle were in fair
condition. In the north-
ern area, the pasture
and cattle were in fair
condition. In the central
area, the pasture was in
fair to good condition
and cattle were in good
condition. In the south-
west area, the pasture
and cattle were in good
condition.

Citrus

High temperatures
reached the upper 80s
to low 90s in the citrus
growing area. Rainfall
was widespread and
extremely heavy, as
Tropical Storm Andrea
brought heavy, soak-
ing rains to the state
Thursday. Dover record-
ed the most, with 10.83
inches, and Sebring the
least, with 2.55 inches.
Eight stations recorded
more than five inches;
two of those recorded
more than eight.
Drought conditions
have lessened slightly,
as per the U.S. Drought
Monitor, last updated
June 4, and only the
northern citrus grow-
ing area still showed
signs of abnormally dry
conditions. Growers
were busy treating for
citrus greening and vari-
ous diseases in affected
groves. Grove activity
also included hedging
and topping, irrigation,
and harvest of late
season oranges.
Next season's crop was
progressing well. At this
time 12 packinghouses
were still open, as were
nine processing plants.
Varieties being picked
included primarily
Valencia oranges with
some limited quantities
of grapefruit.


Valencia
Navel oranges
Red grapefruit
Total


May 26 June 2
4,483 3,248
4 1
20 17
4,507 3,266


June 9
1,508
4
7
1,519


CITRUS ESTIMATED BOXES
HARVESTED (in thousands of
1-3/5 bushel boxes)


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DeSoto graduates celebrate their accomplishments








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Rashika Burroughs and Jaiden
Bartlett are all smiles as they
join the procession Friday to
receive their DeSoto County
High School diplomas.


ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER,
skfshowcattle @aol.com
Valedictorian Jacob Dewey speaks to his
colleagues of the Class of 2013 during
graduation ceremonies Friday niaht.


Seniors show off their Project Graduation 2013
T-shirts during the party Friday night.


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Graduating seniors congratulate each other as diplomas are awarded during Friday night's
graduation ceremony.


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Jaiden Bartlett and Brianda Villegas make some music during the Tedvis Smith has command of the paddle as he bats the ping pong ball
after-graduation party held at DeSoto County High School. across the net during the Project Grad party at the high school gym.


ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER,
skfshowcattle @aol.com
Jasmine Munoz has a big smile on her face
as she prepares to collect her diploma Friday
during the DCHS graduation ceremony held at
the Turner Agri-Civic Center.


ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER,
skfshowcattle @aol.com
Jada Goodluck beams with pride as she walks
across the stage with her DCHS diploma in
hand during Friday's graduation ceremony.


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A happy bunch of seniors from DeSoto High School are partying together one last time at the high school gym after their graduation ceremony
Friday night. Project Grad gives students a safe and fun way to celebrate their achievements.


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SUSPECT
FROM PAGE 1

pursued by Watson and several other
men. Witnesses told police Watson and
the other men then entered the residence,
shortly followed by the sound of gunshots.
They then spotted Clark running out of
the house.
After entering the house, officers saw
Watson on the floor with an apparent
gunshot wound to his head. APD Sgt.
Larry Gleockler and DeSoto County EMS
responders tried to resuscitate Watson,
but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A second man connected to the incident,
Jeremy Cross, had a gunshot wound to his
leg and was treated at DeSoto Memorial
Hospital for minor injuries. No one has
been charged in connection with his
injury.


WATSON
FROM PAGE 1

"Last April (Rashard) got shot by the
same guy," MitchellWatson said. Records
show that late on April 22, 2012, police
were responding to an attempted burglary
on Harris Road when they found Rashard
shot in the thigh. Witnesses reported
someone trying to get into their houses;
one window was broken with a hole in the
screen, and bullet fragments were found
nearby. Three houses on Harris showed
evidence of attempted break-ins or bul-
lets, according to the police report.
After being taken to DeSoto Memorial
Hospital for treatment, Rashard Watson
told police it was Keith Clark who had
shot him. Police tried to catch Clark
that evening, but a car in which he was
thought to be a passenger eluded police;


Officers could not immediately track
down Clark, but received a tip Monday
morning about the make and color of a
vehicle he was riding in.
"We were fortunate to have several resi-
dents help us quickly build a description
of the suspect," Anderson said, "providing
us with details crucial to the eventual
apprehension of (Clark)."
"We had information that the vehicle
was headed south, and we contacted the
Charlotte and Lee County Sheriff's offices
for assistance," Anderson said.
Shortly after, DCSO deputy Darrell
Massey spotted a vehicle matching the
informant's description traveling south
on U.S. 17 near the Charlotte County line.
The officer pulled the vehicle over on a
traffic stop and called the DCSO and APD
for backup.
Authorities found Clark hiding in the
back seat of the vehicle and according
to the report, a Guardian .32 ACP was

the driver and passenger were able to run
away, jump a chain link fence and escape.
As of April 26, the report states, no one
had been apprehended in connection
with the shooting.
Clark was never arrested or charged in
that incident. He was arrested, according
to the DeSoto County Sheriff's Office
website, by APD on Dec. 14, 2012, on an
out-of-county warrant and transferred to
another jurisdiction
Mitchell Watson believes Clark had ties
to former Arcadia City Marshal Charles
Lee. "His (Clark's) brother was friends
with the man who married Charles Lee's
daughter," Mitchell said. Keith Clark and
his brother were believed to have attend-
ed Lee's daughter's wedding, according to
Mitchell.
He further believes Charles Lee disliked
the Watson family. Mitchell said his
youngest son once dated Lee's younger
daughter, and that was the start of a


discovered under the front passenger seat
within arm's reach of where Clark was
lying. The two other occupants in the car
with Clark were released. Anderson would
not comment on whether the weapon
was the same used to shoot Watson.
After his arrest, officers questioned
Clark about the incident. He said he was
involved in an earlier confrontation with
an unknown man at Louis Anderson Park,
and returned to his girlfriend's residence
shortly after. A group of men then arrived
at the residence, and Clark went into the
house. At that point, Clark says, he heard
gunshots coming from an area behind the
house. Clark then claimed Watson entered
the home and the two begin to fight over
a gun in Watson's possession.
The report also states that Clark said
Watson fired approximately three shots,
and then fell to the ground. Clark said
after Watson fell he fled the area on foot.
Watson's girlfirend, Latricia Brown, told

dispute. That's why, Mitchell believes,
Clark was never apprehended or charged
in the 2012 shooting of Rashard Watson.
Mitchell also believes Rashard and
Clark clashed again, when Rashard told
Clark to leave his younger brother alone.
According to Mitchell, Rashard claimed
Clark told him, "I'm the one that shot you
and I'm still out on the street."
Mitchell does not know why Rashard
was at the Pleasant Circle house on
Sunday. Although Rashard's body was
found inside the house, Mitchell said he
was told by others Rashard was actually
shot outside, in the back yard.
MitchellWatson said, "This didn't have to
happen. If they (APD) dealt with Clark the
first time, this wouldn't have happened; he
(Clark) wouldn't be out walking around."
Mitchell said he and his wife will not let
this drop. "We will pursue whatever we
legally can," he said Tuesday. "There's no
amount of money that can ease the pain


officers she witnessed Clark and Watson
fighting, then heard two gun shots and
watched Clark leave the house. She then
went inside the home and found Watson
on the kitchen floor. Anderson wouldn't
comment if the gun found in the car is the
same weapon used in the homicide.
"That's something we are working on
- we need to do ballistic checks, etc. We
also still have several witnesses we need
to contact in regards to our investigation,"
he said, "and if there is anyone out there
who has information on the incident, we
encourage them to contact the APD."
This is not the first time Watson and
Clark have had a run-in. According to an
APD report, Watson was allegedly shot
in the leg by Clark at the same resi-
dence on Pleasant Circle in April 2012.
Anderson said Clark wasn't charged
in that incident due to insufficient
evidence.
Email: sbauer@sun-herald.com

I, my wife and his brothers feel. My four
sons were so close."
Rashard, he said, was starting to turn
his life around. He was paying child
support for five children, spending time
with his children and trying to be a good
father. He had recently gotten a job with a
tree service and was working hard to meet
his financial obligations. He was attending
church. "Change was coming to him,"
Mitchell said.
He got the nickname Scooter when
he was just three months old; frustrated
with not being able to walk yet, he would
"scoot across the floor," Mitchell said. The
nickname stuck.
"He was quiet, but he had a great
smile," Mitchell said. "He could walk in
and light up the room with his smile."
A service to celebrate his life is sched-
uled for 11 a.m. Saturday at the House of
God Church, 200 S. Alabama Avenue.
Email: shoffman@sun-herald.com


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Dear Graduating Class of 2013:

As Superintendent of Schools for DeSoto County, I am most happy to take this time to
congratulate you on one of the greatest accomplishments you will attain in your life. The
achieving of a high school diploma is based on your personal dedication, commitment and the
pursuit of excellence over many years. As you move into the next phase of your life, whether it
be continuing your education at a college or university, the military, or a career in the
workforce, I encourage you to dream big and dream often. Remember, anything is possible to
those who believe.

Many people will tell you that your journey in life has only just begun. The choices you make
from this day forward will ultimately contribute in defining you as an individual. Continue to
make wise decisions and you will live your life without regret. Focus on a life based on values %
and the reality that happiness has nothing to do with material possessions, but rather, making a
difference in the lives of family, friends and the community. Please make every moment count
and every decision matter. In doing this, you will be successful,

Good luck in all your future endeavors and know that, on behalf of the School District of DeSoto
County, l am proud of you. Go forth and rock the world!

Sincerely,


Dr. Karyn E. Gary
Superintendent

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Congratulations


on your graduation!


It's a proud moment when you have
accomplished the goal of finishing high
school. Your life is ahead of you and you've
been making some important decisions like
choosing a college, which will have a
profound impact on your future.

Enjoy these moments. Don't wish them
away. Plan your future with as much
enthusiasm as you would a weekend with
your friends and the change will ultimately
be good. Everything is about to change, so
don't let it go to waste.

The past four years have been a wonderful
ride, and you have made it you are the
Class of 2013. Now go and make the biggest
difference in the world possible.

Best of luck to you all,


Bob Shayman
DeSoto High School Principal


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EDUCATION IS YOUR...

Key to Success!
Your hard work has paid off and we wish you much
success as you make the next step with your diploma
in hand. We're proud of you, graduates.

Congratulations

Class of 2013!-
from the City of Arcadia, Florida


Mayor Keith Keene
Mayor


Deputy Mayor Robert Heine
Councilman


Bob Allen
Councilman


Joe Fink
Councilman


Alice Frierson
Councilwoman




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On your graduation day, we'd like to congratulate you and
wish you good luck as you embark upon new and exciting
endeavors. May good fortune and good health be yours as
you continue to achieve great things!

KATHRYN J. HILL
I DeSoto County Tax Collector


Mitzie McGavic
DeSoto County Clerk of C(


Celebrate, and enjoy yourself. You've earned it!
Congratulations and best wishes
to all the graduates!


Newt Keen
DeSoto Co. Property Appraiser


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IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO REGISTER TO VOTE!
Nearly 12,000 Young People Turn 18 Every Day!


A World Of
Opportunities Await You!
Reigster to Vote Today!
Congratulations on
your Graduation!


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The DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners


Gabriel Quave
District 3


Elton Langford
District 4


Bob Miller
District 5


Buddy Mansfield
District 1


Seize the day, and hold
tight to your dreams.
Good luck, graduates!


James Selph
Chairman


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Best Wishes,
Graduates










ARCADIAN


Valedictorian Salutatorian


Jacob Dewey


Luke Beard


Congratulations to our Finest
There are never too niany congratulationss" for a graduating class. This exciting time in your life does not go
unnoticed as the school district is very proud of every one of your personal and collective accomplishments. We
applaud you for your outstanding academics and desire to do great things. We have no doubt that you w ill be suc-
cessfiul in your endeavors; and again, congratulations!
DI. Karyn E. Gary, Superintendent
DESOTO COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS


Rodney Hollln,_siorth
Chair. District I
Bill Stanko
District 4


Karen Chancey
District 2
Ronn\ Allen
District 5


Deborah Sn\ider
Vice Chair. District 3
Eugene E. Waldron. Jr
Attorney\


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Tabitha Aikin


Kelli Jo Allen


Austin Allen


Jesus Alvarado


Avelina Alvarez Arugal Amal


Garrett Anderson


Anna Aranda


Maribel Ariciaga-Munoz


Joelia Avila


Victoria Avila


Armando Banda


Jose Barajas


Eduardo Barragan


Carolina Barron


Jaiden Bartlett


Jean Luke Beard Shelbie Bennett


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Lacy Bishop Garratt Bostick


Tiffany Bowen


Shelton Brown


Pedro Buenrostro


Chris Cannon


Regina Casale


Jessica Burns


Carlos Cano-Duran


Liza Jane Cassels


Rashika Burroughs


Katlin Carr


Karina Castro


Asya Campbell


Danielle Carter


Alaor Cendejas


Oscar Chavez


Taylor Choban Vanessa Cisneros


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Luis Contreras


William Coronado-Lopez


Krystal Cotti


Krysta Court


Grayson Davis Tiara Davis


Donovan Day


Fredy DeJesus


Armando Delgado Lisa Delgado


Jacob Dewey Rosalyn Dixon


Ernest Doran Mallory Doran


Brandi Estes


Nancy Estrada


George Evans


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Richard Flores


Brandon


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Maria Fontanel Christian Friend


Seleny Gamez


Skyler Gallimore


Bernice Garcia Rodrigo Garcia


Alonso Galvez


Sierra Garcia


Ramiro Garcia-Contreras


Roberto Garcia-Contreras


Autumn Gibson


Letecia Gilchrist


Michael Goddard Guilliana Gomez-Carmanza


Marc Gomez


Pablo Gomez


Juan Gonzalez Jada Goodluck


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Chryelle Goodman





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Dakota Goodson


Jasmine Gordan


Khadijah Grant


Jesse Grimes


Juana Guerrero


Karen Guerrero


Isabel Gutierrez


Sergio Gutierrez


Yolanda Hannon


Drenisha Harris


Keishawnie Harris


Rebecca Harris


Sharika Harris


Lindsey Harron


Jenna Heleski


Laquavious Hightower
Jesse Henandez RndyuHernndezHColytHolde


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Jesse Hernandez


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Octavia Holley


Jesus Jacobo


Aaron Kleis


Alexis Jackson


McKayla Jeter


Tenisha Jackson


Jacey Johnson Katelyn Johnson


Kaysea Kneeland Michael Knowles


Austin Lambright


Tiffany Lederhouse


Charles Lee


Adrian Luna


Christy Lynch


Mariana Maldonado Wallace Martin


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Yolanda Martin





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Lucia Martinez


Tiffany McDonald


Sonia Martinez


Jake McHargue


Jessica McClendon

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Taylor McIntyre


Dekeidra McClures


Ashley McLure


Courtney McMilan Saul Medina


Maria Mejia


Omar Mendiola


Azalea Mendoza


Presslie Metcalf


Kathleen Minnear


Yessenia Morales


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Marcus Morrison


Wilfrido Morales


Jasmine Munoz





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Robert Nault


Clarisa Netro


Deyanira Nuevo-Segura Ryan Nurse


Luis Ochoa


Francisco Olguin Trenton Olive


Stephanie Olvera


Viridiana Olvera


Staci Omar


Caitlin Payne


Nykemis Pelham


Isabel Perez


Maria Perez


Alexis Poole Andrew Price


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Mathew Raines Thomas Ramirez


Marissa Reed


Neil Richardson


Karyna Rivas


Abraham Rivera


Bianca Robinson


Melenie Rodriguez


McKinna Rogers


Chelsea Ruiz Joshua Safford


Emilia Salazar


Ruben Sanchez-Pioquinto


Yesenia Sanchez


Bryan Sands


Keith Schaper


Matthew Selph


Jonathan Serrano


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Nicole Segroves





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Guadalupe Sierra


Onnilee Smith


Nicole Szczygiel


Dana Simmons


Tedvis Smith


Ulysses Taylor


Michelle Simons


Cassandra Starrett


Katlyn Thomas


Dennis Smallwood


Samantha Stewart


Tia'Onne Townsend


Edgar Trejo Jose Trujillo-Vargas


Dustin Tucker


Devontrea Tyler


Cristiana Villafuerte Brianda Villegas


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Javier Vital


Michael Wade


Robert Walker


Shelby Walker


Abigayil Warren


Jamese Washington


Dillan White


Trevon Wicks


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Shadasha Wilson


Taylor Williamson


Quinton Winslow Aubrey Womack


Destiny Wilson


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Congratulations Graduates!
Graduation is just the beginning. Plant new seeds, nourish
your dreams, and the harvest you reap will be abundant.

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Congratulations to all the upstanding
young men and women of the Class of 2013.
We wish you much luck and continued
success as you strive for the next goal.
Keep up the great work!


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Shelton Brown and Brianda Villegas


Skyler Gallimore and Shelby Walker


Neil Richardson and Rakisha Burroughs


Michael Badger and Tiara Davis


Congratulations!


Today is your day.


CONGRATULATION'S GRADUATES!
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'ou 're off to Great Pflaces! )ou 're off and away!
9bu have brains in your head.
you have feet in your shoes.
'hou can steer yourself in any direction you
choose. YOu 're on your own.


And you know


what you know.


%ou are the guy who'llff decide where to go.


- Dr. Seuss,


"Oh, the Places 9u 'll Go!"


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Joel Zavala and Karina Castro


Jose Trujillo
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Been Waiting For Has Arrived -
Congratulations
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ARCADIA PAWN SHOP INC.
GUNS & AMMO BUY & SELL JEWELRY


(863) 494-0707


920 E. OAK STREET
ARCADIA, FLORIDA 34266


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Castillo Payroll & Tax Service


Special Congrats to
Ruben Sanchez
Pioquinto


JANIE CASTILLO
Payroll & Tax Specialist
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10 N. DeSoto Avenue, Suite C, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone (863) 494-0245
Email: castillopayroll@gmail.com


Congratulations


To The Graduates Of The Class Of 2013


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Wallace Martin and Shelbie Bennett


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DeSoto grads are having a great time at
Project Grad. The after-graduation party is
held at the high school to give students a safe
alternative for celebrating their big night.
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Tucker Insurance
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LORIDAPROPERTIES


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congratulations and extend
our very best wishes for the
future. Keep up the great
work, and you'll continue to
reap the fruits of your labor.


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of Florida
233 N. Brevard Ave.
863-494-7173


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Accessories, Brighton Jewel3,' & Handbags,
Tyler Candles &So Much More!!!
25 West Oak Street Arcadia

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eNOtRATULATIONS, SINIeOST


Here's wishing you Happy Memories and
All the Success You Deserve.
Congratulations, Class of 2013!
Treasure Alley is not your ordinary
F Antique Shop. We have new and old items arriving daily.
It is the most unique antique shop in Arcadia.
1 TREASURE ALLEY
215 W. OakSt.
863-993-1838
www.treasureallevarcadia.com


It's Your Moment


All eyes are on you, graduate, as you accept your
reward for years of hard work and dedication.
Congratulations, and may all your hopes and
dreams come true,


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604 W. Whidden St.
Arcadia, Florida
(863) 491-1400
Licensed + Insured CAC 1815858


"Congrats to the Class of 2013"


Top ten reasons you need these shoes!
1. Hand Crafted with REAL Hands! 6. Adjustable! convertible! you figure it out!
2. Help support a small Nicaraguan village 7. Affordable! Long-Lasting! Super-Comfy!
3. Machine washable, bleachable 8. Worn by history's best prophets.
4. Make you sexier! no doubt 9. Superllght (less than lOoz) superbly! Packs Well!
TI, 5.They Float ...the sandals, not you! 10. These sandals will get you laid...back!
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items not in 112W. Oak St. Arcadia, FL
stock 863-494-3911 50449233


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Chalk it up to hard work an dedication;
you've graduated! Congratulations on a
job well done, graduates.
Carl Gause
Administrator Moose
Arcadia # 1327


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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY
SUSAN E. HOFFMAN,
shoffman@sun-herald.com
The 2012 DeSoto County
High School Homecoming
Court poses in front of the
school. From left, front row:
Allyson Krause, freshman;
Shelby Beeles, freshman;
Lyndsey Hoppel, junior;
Liza Cassels, senior; Victoria
Avila, senior; Melanie
Rodriguez, senior; and
Kanisha Wilson, sophomore.
Back row: Bailey Turner,
sophomore; Grant Potter,
freshman; Shelton Brown,
senior; Jeremiah Castillo,
sophomore; Sullivan
Crawford, freshman; Tyler
Pella, junior; Arnoldo
Olvera, senior; and Javier
Hernandez, senior.


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May28, 2013 $1,000 Buift Ford'Tougfi

To: Ms. Christy Prior F4 Scfiolrsfiip
DeSoto H.S. FFA Awardedto LocalYouth

Re: 2013 Ford FFA Scholarships

Dear Christy,

Please find enclosed the 2013 $1,000 Built Ford Tough FFA
scholarships for the three senior graduates who applied. We at
DeSoto DCFJ extend our congratulations and best wishes to
McKayla, Wallace, and Grayson as they continue to further their
education of graduation from DeSoto High.

The management and staff of DeSoto DCFJ are proud to
announce that 2013 marks our 12th year as a Built Ford Tough
scholarship supporter, providing over $26.000 in FFA student
assistance in our local community since the program began.

Again, good luck to all and thank you for allowing us to participate in
this fine program.

Mark Schlundt, GM
DeSoto DCFJ


McKayla Jeter, parents
are Michael letter and Andrea
letter of Ar.1cadia.

Plans to stud\:

(ommu ltcnictions

College:
A\'ve Maria University

Grayson Davis, parents
are Todd Da is and
Ashley Da\is ot "Arcadia.

Plans to study:
Ag iic tilt iu aI
C omininiiIcations

College:
Sante F' Conmiuinity CollQ'g

Wallace Martin, parents
are Gordon MIartin and Iari
Pete MNartin of Arcadia.

Plans to study:
Agrcui'iltiiJ
Econoniucs

College:
Santa Fe C(ommun it\ Collegte


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KAIA CROSS,
misskaia@hotmail.com
Senior Javier Hernandez
loans his jacket to senior
Liza Cassels as they make
their way in pelting rain
across the football field.


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Scholarship
Winners


Abraham
Rivera


Taylor Elizabeth
Williamson


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Congratulations to our
Class of 2013 Graduates!
May you continue to achieve
great success in all of your
future endeavors.


Chinese Food Dine In & Take Out
1319 East Oak St. Arcadia FL 34266.



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The Senior Class takes a cue from Las Vegas with their casino-theme float. Each class builds its own float in secret.


Congratulations


Graduates!


We praise you for your efforts
and send good wishes too, for a
future filled with happiness, and
your fondest dreams come true.

Class of 2013!

Cattle Sale
Every Monday & Wednesday
at Noon Don't be late!
2719 NE Earnest St.
Arcadia, FL
Idtk(863) 494-3737
I'K (863) 494-5933


Cheers to you, Class of 2013!
We're proud of you, and we wish you
all the best as you pursue your goals
for the future. May all of your hopes
and dreams come true.





SALES & REPAIR
1003 East Oak Street
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-491-1458


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ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.com
Everyone watches Prom Queen Danielle Carter and King Joel Zavala glide across the dance floor during the DeSoto County High School 2013 Prom.


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Sales and Networking


* Mobile Business Service
* Microsoft Partner
* Dell Registered Partner


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* Alignments
* Batteries
* Belts & hoses
* Brakes & suspension
* Differentials
* Electrical


* Exhaust system
* Fuel pumps
* Oil changes
* Radiators
* Shocks & struts
* Tune-ups & more
* Tires


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Arkeith Shannon and
LaQuavious Hightower look stylish and ready to spend a fun
evening at the DeSoto County High School prom.


May you succeed in your goals
and lead by example...
Congratulations
"Class of 2013"


The
Moment
You've Been
Waiting For
Has Arrived


Congratulations, Class of 2013!

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Don E. Knoche
4 West Oak St.
Arcadia, Florida 34266 49


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3e Sawt at Graduation.
M d 't Dnrink & Drive.
You know better, so remember
what you've learned while
celebrating at graduation time.
Drinking and driving cuts short
promising futures every day.
Don't let poor judgment
jeopardize your hopes and
dreams. Protect yourself and
S, others by using your head and
celebrating responsibly.
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Auto Home Life Health
243 N. BREVARD AVE. 494-2242
www.desotoinsurance.com


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Your diploma is your
Ticket to a bright future.
May it take you far!
SpECiAl HAppy GRAduATioN TO
SAUl MEdiNA & SEIENy GAMEZ
Magnolia's Bridal
899 E. Oak St., Arcadia
(863) 993-2820


Your diploma is your key
to a promising future. If
you believe in yourself,
then you are guaranteed
to succeed! Your hard
work and dedication has
gotten you where you are
today. Be proud of your-
SI self, graduate. We wish you
all the best on Graduation
Day and beyond.
Congratulations
to all of our
local graduates!
HomeOwners Supply
1109 N. Brevard Ave.
494-6000 5044920


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you've succeeded with flying colors!
May your education take you to new heights of
success as you soar toward your goals.
Special congrats to Christy Lynch!
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Congratulations,
Taylor Nicole Wiley,
and best of luck
to you!

Love,
Your Entire
Family


Congratulations!
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Thanks to the many volunteers who helped make Project Graduation a success! The event gives the kids a safe and fun alternative to celebrate their graduation.


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who graduated
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Class of 2013


Richard Flores,
Congratulation on your big day.
It is finally here. The time has
gone by so fast. You have grown
up to become a wonderful and
caring young man. We are so
proud of you. May God continue
to bless you and keep you safe.


Mom, Dad & Family


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CONGRATULATIONS!


REBECCA


WISHING YOU THE BEST AS YOU START
ON THE NEXT CHAPTER OF YOU LIFE.
ALL OUR LOVE,
BELINDA
&
PAUL SEUSY


ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcallte@aol.com We love you so much,
Krysta Court receives her diploma from DeSoto County School Superintendent Dr. Karyn Gary. Mom, Dad, Dustin & Daniel
Graduation for the Class of 2013 was held at the Turner Agri-Civic Center.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLASS OF

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Special Congratulations to
Aubrey Womack!
We couldn't be more proud of you
and we love you with all of our
hearts! Your hard work and
dedication have paid off and we
know God has a bright future in
store for you!
Love Mom, Dad, Luke, Gram and Pop





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SI SANITATION


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