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Title:
The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
DeSoto sun herald
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DeSoto County Pub. Co., Inc.
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Arcadia DeSoto County Fla
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December 30, 1964
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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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All rights reserved. Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, September 12, 2013 24 pages / 50 centsTHE DAWGS ARE BACK!The DeSoto Bulldogs are back in action! Catch up on the latest local sports news.PAGES 127 A section of the SunINSIDE Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Pets .................11 Sports ...............12 Agriculture ...........18 LET THERE BE LIGHTS: County commissioners hear youth team request to light the ballfields ............. 2 A WORD TO THE WISE: Be alert at the ATM ................................................................ 8 TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADERS: The DeSoto Chamber s fifth leadership class has started ..................... 23 The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners approved a tentative millage rate and budget for the 2013/14 scal year that will have many residents facing a nearly 21 percent increase in their property tax bills. In a 4-1 vote, the BOCC approved a raise in the millage rate to 8.4810, a nearly two-mill increase over the current rate of 6.8987. One mill equals $1 of tax on every $1,000 of taxable value. The millage hike will bring in an estimated $2.2 million in additional revenue for the county. The total estimated budget revenue is $25,020,181, with expenses of $22,529,376, giving the county nearly $2.5 million for its reserve fund. The reserve number is likely to be reduced, however, as the board also gave preliminary approval for two requests totaling nearly $250,000 to be set aside for capital improvement and economic development County Administrator Guy Maxcy presented the capital improvement proposal to the board, stating the county needed to create a fund that would provide $110,000 yearly for the purchase of machinery and vehicles when the need arises. This is an item staff feels is import ant for this county, as it will help put us into a position where we can purchase these items as needed, he said. Following Maxcys request, Larry Hudson, chairman of the Economic Development Advisory Committee, requested the board approve an EDAC recommendation for an ordinance to establish a redevelopment trust fund. The purpose of the fund would be to promote economic development in the county and improve areas in need of redevelopment, such as the U.S. 17 corridor from Nocatee to Arcadia. The ordinance would provide $150,000 yearly from the countys reserves. We have done what youve asked this committee to do, which is to nd the best solutions to growing this county, and we believe this is a smart move, he said. You have talked the talk, and now were asking you to help us walk the walk. Several commissioners expressed their approval of both requests, saying both funds would be positives for the county. Were investing in ourselves with these moves, and that is always a good move, said Commissioner Buddy Manseld. Businesses who have interest in coming to this county will say to us, what have you done for your selves? By approving these requests were making a positive statement about our commitment to grow this community. Commissioner Gabriel Quave agreed, saying he was comfortable with the County OKs nearly 2-mill hikeBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORHIKE | 3 DeSoto remembers ... ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY DANA CLASUING, dana@clausingphotography.comTod Backer has led a 9-11 commemoration ceremony for several years, as he did Wednesday at Veterans Memorial Park. World War II veteran Arthur Southwell holds his hat during Wednesdays ceremony to commem orate the events of Sept. 11, 2001. Tim Alley rings the re bell in memory of the rst responders who lost their lives trying to save victims during the 9-11 terrorist attacks. RC I X D I ANflj/ \\ ,l.`I`1/hiton D.C.,,,,t4 \V1f 7 05252 51621 6

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 DeSoto County Library received a grant from the American Library Association, generously funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, to purchase materials to provide literacy services and materials for adult English language learners and their families. On Saturday mornings at DeSoto County Library you will nd several adults clustered around volunteer Maria Maton. Some are diligently lling in worksheets; others work at laptops, clicking through learning modules in their quest to improve both their English and Spanish language skills. Many are also enrolled in the literacy program at the Family Service Center during the week, and come to the library on Saturday mornings to work on their skills, especially conversational English. Children gather at one end of the room, reading or playing with Lego blocks. The group meets every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. A library card is not required to par ticipate in the English conversation for Spanish speakers program, and there is no charge. Participants are encouraged to acquire a library card and involve the entire family in actively reading for enjoyment and learning. The focus is on conversational English, but reading and writing both English and Spanish are also emphasized. The program began in July and there are usually ve to a dozen or more participants. Spanish language sounds are differ ent, said Maria, so rst we work on Learning language skills at DeSoto County LibraryBY KAREN SMOKE ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKEThe group is a buzz of activity as learners click through modules on the computers, and prac tice pronouncing new English words. Volun teers, both English speaking and bilingual, are needed to work with the adults who are eager to learn and improve their English skills. If you are interested in volunteering, call Lorel Reinstrom at 863-993-4851.LANGUAGE | 10 The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners gave approval to allow free lighting at the Brewer Park Complex for two baseball organizations during the fall and winter months. The move comes after two residents requested an extension of park hours so their teams could practice on select elds in the park. Tara Anderson, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, said the current policy is to gradually cut the parks lights by 15 minutes every few weeks until November, when the park closes at sundown. Anyone wanting to use the lights would pay an hourly rate of $40-$100 depending on which eld they were occupying. She said in the past, however, youth baseball organizations run by Trey Turner and Ben Adams had been given a six-month extension that allowed lighting free of charge for after-dark practices and games. Having the lights on for those months costs an additional $1,500-$2,00 per month for six months, she said. And those gures are only for the east side of the park. Commissioner Gabriel Quave asked why the county would even consider shutting the lights down. This whole subject really troubles me, he said. Where are the kids going to go once the lights go off? Theres got to be a happy medium to work this out. We need to work together to keep the lights on for our kids. County Administrator Guy Maxcy suggested the organizations could hold a fundraiser to help offset the countys costs. Any way they can help with the costs would be welcomed, he said. Turner told the board he didnt mind holding a fundraiser or using his own money or equipment to help care for the elds, but Adams challenged the request. Weve put more than $30,000 back into that park, which includes bleacher covers, new fencing around the T-ball eld and two new announcing booths, he said. I think weve done our fair share to really improve the infrastructure of the park. For the state tournament that was here, studies weve done show that each team brings in $5,000 to the county. Commissioner Jim Selph said having the lights on for the countys youth should be an easy decision. The best thing we can do are things for our kids, he said. Our kids our worth the cost of having the lights on. Commissioner Bob Miller was concerned with the costs of having the lights on, and wanted to see the organizations make a concerted effort to help offset costs. I know everyone is going to say, Oh there goes penny-pincher Bob again, but with our budget issues every dollar counts, he said. Im ne with approving this request, but I really would like to see you guys follow through on the fundraiser. Commissioner Buddy Manseld noted the countys fee schedule was in place for a reason, and said the rates are reasonable. I think $40 an hour is pretty good for what our costs are to run the lights, he said. Turner then responded the eld he uses is $100/hour, making the costs prohibitive. I can go to any of Charlotte Countys elds, and as long as we leave the eld in the same condition we found it, they dont charge us anything. After further discussion, the board agreed not to charge the two groups for the lights. In other business, the board unanimously approved an agreement with the Florida Department of Transportation to funding a downtown Arcadia improvement project/bike pedestrian master plan. County engineer Mike Giardullo told the board the project can be designed now with the FDOT funding, and built later when more funds become available. Construction costs are estimated at $194,555, which Giardullo says will go toward several changes for the downtown area. The construction will include work on three intersections, improving crosswalks, removing stop lights and increased landscaping, he said. The board unanimously approved its annual contract with the county health department, which includes an increase in the cost of a rabies vaccine, and a new vaccine administration fee. The board also unanimously approved a grant agreement with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and Allied Recycling to build a rail siding on Allieds property for the loading and unloading of scrap metal onto rail cars. The project will produce 25 full-time jobs, and upon completion semi-trailer trafc on U.S. 17 near Allied is expected to drop as any trucks currently going to the Peace River for transport will be offset by train trafc. County OKs free lighting at Brewer ParkBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR Floridas Surgeon General, Dr. John H. Armstrong, visited DeSoto County last week to promote a new initiative to fight obesity in the state. He told a group of civic leaders gathered at the DeSoto County Health Department that the incidence of obesity is on the rise: 65 percent of adults in Florida are now at an unhealthy weight. We went from 12 percent overweight to 65 percent in just 20 years, Armstrong said. Six out of 10 babies born today will be obese by the time of their high school graduation. At this rate, we will be the first generation to lose lifespan, all because of obesity. Obesity is associated with many health problems and chronic conditions such as Health Department kicks off new anti-obesity initiativeBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comDr. John H. Armstrong, Floridas Surgeon General, talks to a group of county ocials and others Thursday about a new state initative to tackle obesity. Learn more at http://www. healthiestweightorida.com. Several county ocials and representatives from the hospital, school district, city and Chamber of Commerce listen Thursday as Dr. John H. Armstrong, Floridas Surgeon General, recites some of the problems being overweight can entail.HEALTH | 10 50457014 WE SPEAK SPANISHAlejandro Salgado SantiagoImmigration Attorney We O er Immigration Legal Services In: rf Work Visas, Investors Visas & Others ntbt LAW FIRM Your Satisfaction is Our Pride rfntbrnb 2932055 219 West Oak Street I Arcadia, H. 34266 4863-491-0100 Mon-Sat 11:00-4:30 Sun 12:00-4:00We are having A Closing Day Partyfor our friends and clients.Make your plans to spend some time with us onSunday, September 15th on our last day of business.We will have refreshments and music!We would like to say "Thank You" for your loyalsupport and patronage over these many years!Cgie a iaureeg!ii

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The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian DeSoto County High School has added a construction trades program to teach students marketable skills that can lead to employment after graduation. Wade Huckabee presented an overview of the construction classes, in which students have already built a wood trellis structure and plan to build dugout benches next. We are teaching them employable skills, Huckabee said. Next year there are plans to add an electrical apprenticeship to the program. This is not shop class, he said. These are real marketable skills. He said the school is working with guidelines from the National Center for Construction Education and Research, a nonprot education foundation that develops curricula for teaching construction trades. The school will hold an open shop at 5:45 p.m. next Wednesday to demonstrate the SawStop, a table saw designed to monitor, detect and prevent any cuts to human operators. The School Board, during its meeting Tuesday night, approved a millage rate for the coming Fiscal Year of 7.2060 mills. One mill is equal to $1 of tax for every $1,000 of taxable value. This is 7.54 percent less than the rollback rate of 7.7937 mills. The rollback rate is the tax rate needed to generate the same amount of ad valorem (property tax) revenue as was raised in the last scal year, based on this years property values. The total budget for the 2013-14 year is $66,794.765.72. The board meeting was temporarily adjourned and reconvened Wednesday afternoon to give formal approval to and sign budget documents, which were to be nalized in order to be led with the state by the Wednesday deadline. The district is implementing a new software package called Skyward, which will provide much more efcient data collection and retrieval for important information. This system is now being used by 35 percent of Florida school districts, and will allow DeSoto administrators to compile required reports much more efciently, saving time. According to Keith Markey,director of the technology division, DeSoto will begin implementing the system in January. School Superintendent Karyn Gary noted that a company has been retained to help the board review and update its current policies to make them consistent with state and federal law. Luke Wilson asked the board for permission for That s Reunion to create and donate a bench for the gymnasium to honor former coach and teacher John Gambrell.School budget approved, construction class addedBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR funds coming out of the countys reserves. I like that we do not need to increase the millage any further to do this, and it allows us to direct funds towards items that will help improve this county, he said.Tax hike a necessary moveIn his comments to fellow board members regarding the millage increase and reserve transfers, Commissioner Elton Langford said the moves were necessary and justified. The bottom line is we got to raise taxes to keep this county running, he said. Weve got something unique here that no one else in this state has. I take pride in the community we have today; I dont want to say were Mayberry but it gives off that sort of feel. I dont know if I want to be like Port Charlotte, where you dont know your neighbor or what theyre thinking about you. Manseld reminded the board it was important to be proactive and not reactive when it comes to growing the county. Theres no one on this board who wants to raise taxes, he said. But ideas like the economic development fund, thats the sort of thing where the more we are out front, the better off well be in the long term. Quave mentioned that although the millage rate would be going up, the public needed to remember the numbers are relative because of falling property values in the county. Quite frankly, if this goes through Ill end up paying less in taxes on my house than I did in 2006, he said. Its important to keep that in mind when looking at the millage hike. Commissioner Jim Selph noted the boards willingness to consider the economic development ordinance shows the countys commitment to long-term growth. I think this shows everyone that we are pro economic development and pro business, he said. I agree with everyone else that I have no desire to raise taxes, but were in a spot where its become necessary to do so if we want to provide services residents expect to receive. The only commissioner who expressed hesitation on the budget was Bob Miller, who said he couldnt support passing the budget until the board takes a hard look at the countys current retirement and dependent insurance policies. I asked for a workshop on this issue 33 weeks ago, and there has been no action on this since then, he said. There are large inequities in our life insurance figures, and the cost of providing dependent insurance is prohibitive. I think we need to discuss this before final approval of this budget because this is a big expenditure. After further discussion, Quave moved to tentatively approve the proposed millage rate and budget, including the addition of the two reserve funds. The board then voted 4-1 in favor, with Miller casting the lone dissenting vote. After the vote, the board agreed to hold an insurance workshop at 9 a.m. Sept. 24. The final budget public hearing is also scheduled for that same day, at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room of the county building. HIKEFROM PAGE 1 The Opera House Art Gallery is featuring Lee Blizard this month. Lee is a freelance artist who works out of her Punta Gorda Isles studio. She moved there 16 years ago from Charlotte, NC, where she was an art editor for a magazine called The Collector. which had a distribution of 70,000 in Charlotte and England. Lee attended the University of Rhode Island and Central Piedmont Community College. She studied under the late Boyce Kendrick and has continued to study art throughout her career. She worked in real estate for 16 years but always maintained her love of art. She published two books The Diary of Benjamin Reynolds and The First Rosalie of Philadelphia, in 1994. They were based on her great-uncles diary and described his sailing adventures around Cape Horn to Chile and Rio de Janeiro, along with a vignette of daily life in Philadelphia in the 1840s. Shortly after that, she left real estate to pursue a full-time career in art. Lee has taught art at the Edison State College, the Port Charlotte Cultural Center and Opera House artist Blizard works in many mediaBy JANE HILTONDESOTO ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL PHOTO PROVIDEDIn an oil painting titled Flowers at the Bridge, Blizard captures the style and feel of the Impressionists.ARTIST | 17 1121 E. Oak St., Arcadia, FL 863-494-4404 Open 24 Hours 7 Days a Week! $5.99 LUNCH SPECIALS 11AM-4PM 1 Cup of Soup & 1/2 Sandwich (Tuna, Ham, Turkey) Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw 2 Bistro Ham & Swiss Sandwich, Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw 3 Veggie Plate OR Fried okra, fried eggplant, cucumbers, tomato or onions 4 Turkey Rueben Sandwich. Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw 5 Crispy Chicken Wrap. Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw CARRY OUT AVAILABLE Two Dinners, One Price $19.59 24 hrs 1 N.Y. 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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 4Derek Dunn-Rankin President David Dunn-Rankin Publisher Chris Porter Executive editor Brian Gleason Editorial page editor E-mail letters to letters@sun-herald.com | GRITS & PIECES | LETTERS TO THE EDITORA response to Joe Finks columnEditor: Councilman Fink speaks about the Arcadia Police Department, yet, in his column he makes no mention of the City Golf Course, Arcadia Airport, or the City Trailer Park, which the city of Arcadia owns, and are all losing money. I realize it has been a cry of a lot of people in the past to join the city police department and the county sheriffs ofce together as was done with the re departments. This will affect everyone, not only those which live in the city limits, but those which live in the county as well. The biggest effect is going to be the increase of homeowners insur ance premiums. Let us look at the taxation side of this issue. Property owners in the city are dual taxed. This tax imposed by the city is for city services, which includes police protection. Currently when a person is arrested by the city, he is booked into the county jail by county employees. This person is housed at the county jail. This person is cared for, feeding him and, if necessary, medical attention is afforded him. Does the city currently pay the county for these services? Another area of the police service being paid for by the city taxes is the dispatcher. The city, at one time, had its own dispatcher working in the city police department 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Now this service is done by the county at the sheriffs ofce. Does any of the tax dollars collected by the city from property owners pay for this service? Another question comes to mind on money. When this person, arrested by the city police department, goes to court and a ne is imposed, where does this ne money go? Is this ne placed into the county budget for use by the county or does this money go into the city budget? Does this money go back to the city police department and placed into their operating budget? Speaking on the tax issue. Tax dollars are paid by the property owners for all of the services afforded them. These tax dollars are supposed to operate the city for the coming year. If the city is in such dire straits for money, and has had to use the money in the reserve fund numerous times, where is the tax money? What was it used for? If this money has been used to operate the different departments of the city, then it sounds like not enough tax money has been collected to pay for the services by the city. Another area of concern, or may I say a huge drain on the citys money, is the construction of the new water plant. This construction has gone way over the intended budget, and it was something that really wasnt needed since the city could have simply purchased water through the county water system. Now let us look at an area where the city can put money back into the reserve fund. What about the property the city owns, and is doing absolutely nothing with. One that comes to mind is the re station on 10th Avenue. It is my understanding that the volunteer remen wanted to rent this building and make it their re station, and were turned down. Why? This is revenue. This building is just sitting, not being used for anything constructive. Make money with it or sell it. The City Golf Course. A huge drain on the city budget to say the least. Make money with it or sell it. Same thing goes for the airport and the trailer park. One other area that can bear looking into is the garbage collection in the city. Privatize this. Turn the head ache of maintaining the equipment and paying salaries of the collection employees to a private company. This in itself should free up quite a sum of money to be returned into the reserve fund. Councilman Fink has come to our city to try to make a lot of changes. Councilman Fink came here from North Port. Councilman Fink, this is not North Port. The same thing goes for the city administrator, who does not live in the city or the county. I do not know if the North Port City Council has complete control over every single department or not. This does not matter to me. That is North Port and this is Arcadia. Two completely different cities. The one reason I see that there is such an outcry by the City Council to do away with the police department is because they do not have total and complete control over the police department, and the police department does not make the city a large amount of revenue each year. One area that I have not touched on is the city streets. That is another sore subject needing to be addressed. In honor of the simple tomatoIm betting you didnt know that theres a connection between tomatoes and werewolves. Now youll have to keep reading to nd out what it is. Ive written about nearly everything under the sun in my 30+ years of columns, so why not a column about that reddish-orange delight that we all (other than those allergic to them) have enjoyed all our lives? Do they not deserve to be recognized and revered? My taste buds vote yes! We may take tomatoes for granted. After all, havent they always been a part of our lives in some form or another? Who hasnt had one in a salad, or served in slices as a side dish? Without tomatoes, your BLT would merely be a BL did you ever think about that? And how many French fries would go uneaten without that savory condiment that most of us use with them? In my crazy noggin Im hearing John Lennon singing, Imagine theres no ketchup ... I wonder if you can ... How do you pronounce it? Theres that Gershwin tune Lets Call the Whole Thing Off that draws attention to to-MAY-to versus to-MAH-to, but it doesnt dene why theres a difference. I think its a regional thing, myself, as everybody I know who was blessed enough to be born this side of the Mason Dixon Line uses the former. And many of us even call em maters, as in, How bout xin me a mater sammich fer supper tonight? Dang ... I think I ung a craving on myself just by typing that. Scientists say tomatoes are a fruit, rather than a vegetable. Some folks argue over that, but most of us ignore it, and treat it how it tastes like a veggie. Example? Well, Ben & Jerry havent come up with a tomato-themed ice cream yet, have they? Tomatoes are cheap and easy to grow. Im thankful for that because my granny sure did use them in a lot of recipes, and canned tomatoes like they were going out of style in her lifetime. We had them many ways, one of my favorites being cut up and added to beans or peas. Fried green tomatoes nd their way to my plate quite often still, and tomato gravy is near and dear to my appetite, served over rice, biscuits, or gravy. If youve never made a grilled cheese sandwich with a slice of tomato in it, give that a whirl sometime and see what you think. And I will say that my wife makes a pretty mean tomato pie. If, in your lifetime, you havent experienced what its like to walk out to the garden with a salt shaker in your hand, pluck, salt and eat a tomato right off the vine, consider your life having been a bit sheltered. Its the simple things. Tomatoes grew wild at the state hospital I used to work at, but they were in the sludge bed down at the sewer plant. No need in surmising how the seeds got there or how they were fertilized, but those who ate them said they were mighty tasty. True story. Texas singer/songwriter Guy Clark immortalized them in his song Homegrown Tomatoes, scibuffs consider Attack of the Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com.GRITS & PIECES | 4 LETTERS | 4 MOWS ITEM: Dq)IN WE MI6)+T 6tA6}{T To MOLDMEmorzlArRlmmluc,BUDGET LIKE IT 1NAS OFF ON TRAT ROSM TA L CHRismtK v>AP-Ty,,VIAICESAYS,SDMEBtplYDP.EAMIWOF Aw LE / ` (.A T16 HT0 1 ECffRtsrms 4 a' Z O l151'1 NSrM '"` --!9'fzl3

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The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian Editors Note: This is Part 2 of a twopart series. Part 1 appeared last week in the Sept. 5 issue of The Arcadian.It would be so easy to place blame on prior councils, former administrators or staff, but what would be the point? It is what it is; the hand we were dealt and knew we were getting. Expending energy on who did what is so very futile. So what do we as Arcadians need to do? First, we need to understand this cant be about personalities. We need to set aside past grievances, for the good of all, not a select few, and work together for the good of this city. Unless we all have a chance at success, none of us has a chance; nothing will change. I need to do my best to take this attitude, too. Second, we need to stop spending money even for police that we dont have, from reserves or specific accounts that we cant repay. Like overspending with a credit card, it will catch up with you sooner rather than later. Third, we need to prepare for the next surge in growth. Its already started; North Port issued 31 housing permits last month. Change, like it or not, will occur. We can structure the change and it can be very positive for our city; if we dont, it can be chaotic and make things even worse. To deal with positive change we need to do advance planning, fix what needs fixing, and market to those who might want to come here with specific goals and reasons for their inclusion into our community. Planning. The city is four square miles, has a beautiful historic down town, lovely homes, a wonderful quality of life and community, has major highway access, rapidly aging infrastructure, blighted areas and a very limited tax base. We need good, limited growth to help dig us out of this hole. Developers will pay slightly more in initial taxes if they see potential for them being lowered in the future by progressive government actions and a willingness of government to work and fast-track those new developments. No tax breaks, just get them up and running ASAP; time is money. To do this, a Joint Planning Agreement with DeSoto County is essential. Both governments need to work together to plan where their growth will best occur and where they have service provisions in place for that growth. We are not competitors with the county, we are a part of the county. Anything good for the city is good for the county as well and we all need to remember that. Fix what we have. An attractive city is much easier to sell to devel opers than one in disrepair. Without reprioritizing city spending, can we fix what needs to be fixed, providing the basics of a functioning city? There are many neighborhoods in our city that are in desperate need of redevelopment. Unless they come along with us in this growth, none of us really succeed. They deserve everything that any resident of the city deserves. In certain areas vast tracts of commercial are being underutilized; a major gateway into the city is part of one of these areas. A Community Redevelopment Agency could be easily formed with the county allowing monies to redevelop these areas. The agency would be formed to fund new and existing businesses in those areas, loaning capital and expertise in business management. The monies are paid back by businesses actually paying taxes and contributing to the community. Not a hand-out, a hand up. We need the continuation of the road reconstruction program that this administration proposed and has in the budget this year. Without maintaining what we have streets, sidewalks, etc. what does it say to others about how we care for our city? Marketing the best of the city our unique, old Florida lifestyle targeting specific residential, commercial and industrial/manufacturing. We arent Sarasota or Ft Lauderdale, but who wants to be? It would be nice if we could shop for items that many of us consider necessities without having to go 20 or 30 miles; or have go that same distance to our employment. Residential Diversification. Lots of vacant land adjoins the city, far more affordable than similar areas in coastal communities; space for golf course communities, midrange multifamily units, condominiums; all residential housing we presently lack in the city. This type of housing pays higher taxes; the communal spaces of the developments pays taxes as well. All our taxes will be lowered by these additional residents. Commercial Growth. With that new residential growth will come new needs and wants; new and different shops. These businesses will pay taxes to our community and lower what it costs us in taxes to provide services, fix existing streets, etc. Industrial/Manufacturing Growth. Every June we lose a large part of our most precious asset our children move away to live somewhere else. Many of those who leave would love to live here, but cant afford to without a job that pays a living wage. By attracting this type of business, many of our children will be able to afford to live and raise their families here. It will also help those who are chronically unemployed or underemployed in our community. None of this is possible if we continue down the sad, old tired road of mismanagement because of personalities and the fear of change. Without this type of major reform in the APD, that is being promoted in all other departments of the city, none of this is possible. To do nothing, to relive the past glories of the city of Arcadia we were THE COUNTY SEAT, we were THE CENTER OF COMMERCE we will have become a wide spot in the junction of U.S. 17 and S.R. 70. Ideas on how to address citys financial woes Arcadia City Councilman Joe Fink Eye Exams Medical Eye Care Surgery Full Optical Boutique Contact Lenses We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and all major medical plans 863.491.7777 2442 NE Highway 70, Arcadia (across from Walgreens) Dr. Ronald O. Sevigny Dr. Mark D. Sevigny Ronald O. Sevigny, O.D. Mark D. Sevigny, O.D. Robyn Russell, O.D. Daniel Welch, M.D. Hablamos Espaol Doctors on site EVERYDAY, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (24 Hour A Day Emergency Eye Care) www.7eeye.com Is your child struggling in school? We may have the answer. Call Today! We fill Medicaid Eyeglass Prescriptions. 50449662 Blinky 7SEVIGNYASSOCIATESR .k.Nnrl Sapn.i 488t6EYE Ny

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY 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. DeSoto County Historical Society meets at noon every second Thursday monthly at the Family Service Center annex, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Lunch is available for $5 at 11:30 a.m. 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 Cross Youth 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. Drop-in Yoga Class every Thursday, 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 in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. 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. 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. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Weight Watchers meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weightwatchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. FRIDAY Circus Pages will return to the DeSoto County Turner Agri-Civic Center for two more great shows on Sept. 13 at 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets $15, children under 14 free with a coupon. Coupons will be available around town at local merchants. For details call or email the Turner Center at 993-4807 or jsullivan@turnercenter.com. 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. Peace River Civil War Round Table meets at 1:30 p.m. second Fridays 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. SATURDAY Ellis Hudson Memorial Service will take place at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Veterans Memorial Park, followed by a covered dish dinner at the rodeo grounds please bring a dish to share. MainStreet Farmers 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 Street office 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. SUNDAY Come join Algie and Wolf Didlaukies from noon to 4 p.m. today to celebrate the closing of their store, Glass Antique or Not, 219 W. Oak St. Come to wish them well and enjoy live entertainment. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY The DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Beef OBradys. The DeSoto County Fair Association meets at 7 p.m. third Mondays monthly in the fair office on Heard Street, Arcadia. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. A women-only G.I.R.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327 W. 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.district13soflal-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 Nature Walks: Morgan Park, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 17. Free. Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Ave., Arcadia. The city will hold its final budget hearing during this meeting. 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 KG4BWF. 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. Tuesdays 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 mamorse1953@gmail.com. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. WEDNESDAY The DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce Network at Noon is today at DeSoto County Educational Foundation. The USS Mount McKinley Association will hold its 25th reunion in Portland, Oregon Sept. 18-22 for everyone who served on the ship. For information call Dwight Janzen at 509-534-3649 or email djanzen4@msn.com. 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. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Councils 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 at TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care administration building on Arcadia Avenue. Open to anyone interested in being a new member. For more information, call Lori Coker at 990-1340. DeSoto County Traffic Safety Team meets at 1:30 p.m. third Wednesdays monthly at the DeSoto County Commissioners room, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. 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., Port Charlotte. For more information about HLA meetings, call 941-624-2947. DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Artist Group is now meeting on Wednesday mornings, 9 a.m. to noon at the Arcadia Village Cantina Clubhouse. Call Linda at 494-7734 for more information. Free and open to the public. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity 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 at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. THURSDAY Two days only Thurs. Sept. 19 and Fri. Sept. 20 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., DeSoto Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is hosting Jewelry is Fun where everything is $5. Great savings on jewlery and accessories! At the McSwain Room, DMH. Cash, debit cards and all major credit cards accepted. 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 Banks community room, 6320 Venture Drive, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call Kerri Gibson at 941-316-6129. Drop-in Yoga Class every Thursday, 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 in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. 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. 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. COMING EVENTS Two days only Thurs. Sept. 19 and Fri. Sept. 20 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., DeSoto Memorial Hospital Auxiliary is hosting Jewelry is Fun where everything is $5. Great savings on jewlery and accessories! At the McSwain Room, DMH. Cash, debit cards and all major credit cards accepted. The final DeSoto County Budget Hearing is at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the County Administration Building. A county insurance and bonding workshop will be held that same day at 9 a.m. The Annual DeSoto Charlotte Farm Bureau Meeting will be held at the Turner Agri-Civic Center on Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. Ladies will again be bringing their wonderful side dishes. For details call the Farm Bureau at 494-3636. Nature Walks: Morgan Park, 8:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Free. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council, for its September member meeting, will visit the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota on Sept. 28. This is Free Museum Day and you can obtain two free tickets per household for the Ringling Museum at http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., to car pool to the museum. The group will stop somewhere for Dutch treat lunch. SPECIAL Judy Jones and The Bread of Life Mission always visits Arcadia on Thanksgiving to serve free Thanksgiving dinners to anyone in need. To prepare for this annual event, the Mission is seeking donations of turkeys, hams, side dishes (bread, potatoes, etc.) and serving necessities such as disposable plates, napkins, flatware etc. Cash donations are also gratefully accepted. If you can help out the mission, call 941-575-4440. Volunteers are needed to help children in the community! If you enjoy working with kids, can commit to a volunteer schedule (1-2 hrs/wk between 2:30-4:30 p.m.), can work with different school subjects and can be a positive role model for children, then call Laura Rodriguez at 494-1068 or email laurarodriguez@ embarqmail.com. You must pass a background check and must complete a volunteer orientation. JEWISH HOLY DAYS Temple Beth El, North Port Jewish Center, 3840 S. Biscayne Drive, has listed information for the upcoming Jewish holidays: Kol Nidre service begins at 6:45 p.m. Sept. 13. Yom Kippur service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 14 and Yizkor will be recited; break the fast after Shofar Blowing. Sukkot second day service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19. Sabbath service begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 20, with Oneg Shabbat to follow. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 21 with Kiddush to follow. Shmini Atzeret service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 26; Yizkor will be recited. Sabbath service begins at 8 p.m. Sept. 27 with Oneg Shabbat. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 28 with Kiddush to follow. For more information, call 942-423-0300 or visit www.templebethel-np.org. Dr. Vasant Patel performs all major general surgeries, including laparoscopic procedures for: Gallbladder Hernia repair Appendectomy As well as other major abdominal surgeries: Colon Cancers Breast Cancers Arcadia Medical Associates Now Taking NEW PATIENTS New Office Location: 425 Nursing Home Dr. Suite 2 Arcadia, FL 34266 Vasant Patel, MD Board Certified General Surgeon Providing the highest quality medical care To make an Appointment call: 863-494-0921 Most Insurances Accepted 50457010

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The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian Family AlbumFAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to Arcadian.editor@gmail.com After 37 years of service, Sarah Keen will be retiring from First State Bank of Arcadia on Friday, Sept. 20. A small reception in the lobby of the North Ofce, 400 N. Brevard Avenue, will begin at 10:30 a.m. that day. Sarah Keen was hired on June 1, 1976 by Willis Peacock. She worked as a teller through Sept. 1985, and then transferred to the New Accounts Department for a year before moving to the new branch at 1007 NE Oak Street, which opened in October 1986. Sarah managed the branch for many years. In June 1992, Sarah was promoted to Assistant Cashier/Branch Manager. Then in 2006, she was promoted to Assistant Vice President/Retail Banking Manager, and has remained in that position at the main ofce.Sarah Keen retiresPROVIDED B y DIANE JONES FIRST STATE BANK KEENRETIRES | 17 PHOTO PROVIDEDOn Sunday, Sept. 15, there will be a welcome home party for Sgt. Patti DeFeo, who is coming home from Kuwait. The party starts at 1 p.m. at Amvets Post 60 on U.S. Highway 17. There will be food and entertainment available.Welcome home Wishing a happy 18th birthday to Melissa Sauvey on Sep14. We love you and are very proud of who you are. Love, JJ, Mara, Jesus, Javier, Jaime, MAlee and Victoria.Happy birthdayPHOTO PROVIDED Happy Belated 30th Birthday to Boss Bear. We love you, God loves you more! From your Family & Friend Ma FayeHappy birthday Happy Birthday to MaKaye, Jaelyn, Ned, JaKandra, Kevi, Sandra, Little Star, Kathy. May your day be a blessed one, God Bless you all. Love, your family and friends and Faye. Happy Birthday to all in September, Ned, Jaelyn, Kathy, Mavis, Olga, Pot Head, Kevins, Carol W. Sugar, Mike C., Gray S. May God Bless you all, Faye rfntbnt f b btntnnbbtn ff r fntbr bb rbr rbbr frbbr br bb bf rbr rb bbbb bbfb rrrbbbb rrrnntbb f brb rrtr fbb br bnbn r rbtbrrnr rbtbrrr rrrbfrrb brrrf rfnrftbnr bbn n rfnrftbnr bbn n rfnrftbnr bbn rfnrftbnr bbn ntbrfntbrfntbrfntbrfntfrrtfrrfntntnbrfntnntnrrfntntnfntnfntfntrfntbrfntbrfntbrfntfrrtfrrfnt 50449671 1 Lr_1 J

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Cecil Brian Brown Jr., 21, 100 block of Bridlepath, Arcadia. Charge: possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $120. Kyle Lamar Chaney, 24, 9900 block of S.W. Levenski Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Robert Allen Clifton Jr., 25, 200 block of Potter St., Arcadia. Charges: aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability, criminal mischief with property damage over $1,000, violation of probation, and projecting a missile into a dwelling or vehicle. Bond: none. Paige Brooke DAngelo, 21, Lakeland. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $1,920. Peter Hernandez Delgado. 38, rst block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,000. Brian William Flegle, 43, 600 block of W. Gibson St., Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability, and violation of probation. Bond: none. Jaime Palmillas Gaytan, 39, 1500 block of S.E. Apple Drive, Arcadia. Charges: driving while license is ex pired more than 4 months and failure to support spouse or child. Bond: $5,120. Henry Stephen Harris Jr., 27, 5700 block of S.W. Brahma Ave., Arcadia. Charges: violation of probation, unarmed burglary of an occupied conveyance and criminal mischief with less than $200 property damage. Bond: none. Maurice Allen Hurst, 34, 100 block of W. Myrtle St., Arcadia. Charges: driving while license is suspended and battery. Bond: none. Rainer Sage Incitti, 19, 100 block of N. Monroe Ave., Arcadia. Charges: disorderly public intoxication and battery. Bond: $870. Thomas Garrett Killmon, 22, 1600 block of S.E. West Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: none. Travis Shane Lynch, 28, 200 block of Providence St., Arcadia. Charges: driving while license is suspended and violation of probation. Bond: none. Christopher George Montgomery, 21, 1500 block of S.W. Holiday, Arcadia. Charges: failure to appear and resisting an ofcer without violence. Bond: none. Lonnie Ray Nair, 46, 6000 block of S.W. Shores Ave., Arcadia. Charge: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond: $5,000. Gerald Owens, 38, 700 block of N. 17th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,500. Jessica Elizabeth Picard, 23, 200 block of N. Rogers Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and resisting an ofcer without violence. Bond: $1,870. Matthew Dwayne Taylor, 28, Wauchula. Charge: Failure to appear. Bond: none. Mary Elizabeth Terry, 43, Highway Motel. Charges: two counts of battery, second or subsequent offense, and battery on a person 65 or older. Bond: $4,000. Billy Lee Thomas, 22, 1600 block of S.E. Hargave St., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: none. Gregory Carlton Tompkins Sr., 3100 block of Swain Ave., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure. Bond: $15,000. Juan Alexis Guerrero, 18, 1000 block of S.E. 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Eugenia Melchor Betancourt, 48, 6400 block of N.W. Cul de Sac Road, Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Pauline Butler, 48, 700 block of N. Mills, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Nathan Allen Crites, 22, 1400 block of E. Gibson St., Arcadia. Charge: disor derly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Ricardo Flores, 40, 2800 block of N.E. Washington St., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is expired more than 4 months. Bond: $120. Sicora Gross, 18, 1400 block of S.W. Gross Drive, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Bobby Joe Hall, 22, 2000 block of S.W. Robin Road, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Released on recognizance. Jose Carlos Hernandez, 25, 600 block of Magnolia St., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Arthur Harry Kleis, 40, 300 block of N. 10th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $120. Uriel Ramirez Mejia, 21, rst block of W. Imogene St., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. David Ponce, 20, 1300 block of S.E. First Ave., Arcadia. Charge: hit and run with property damage. Bond: $500. Justin Matthew Rettel, 27, 6500 block of S.W. Pensacola Ave., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft between $100-$300. Bond: $500. Sara Elizabeth Rivera, 21, Sunset Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $1,120. Johnny Rodroguez, 23, 1700 block of S.W. Robin Road, Arcadian. Charges: battery and criminal mischief with property damage between $200-$1,000., Bond: $1,500. Adam Flores Trejo, 23, 13600 block of S.E. State Road 70, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-state fugitive. Bond: none. Perry Daniel Whatley, 40, 1500 block of Maple St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,000. Hernan Quintana Davila, 25, Washington Road, Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: none. Carl Douglas McClelland, 42,1200 block of S.E. Baker St., Arcadia. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $1,120. Michael Dennis Rosas, 23, 100 block of S. Volusia Ave., Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery where victim is pregnant. Bond: none. Brandy Michelle Stone, 30, 2900 block of N.E. Washington St., Arcadia. Charges: possession of cocaine, possession or use of drug equipment, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon and resisting an ofcer without violence. Bond: $6,790. Evelyn Laquilla White, 35, Gainesville. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Joshua Lee Willis, 26, 1200 block of S.W. Pinewood Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Augustune Martinez Barron, 18, 4700 block of S.E. Apache Drive, Arcadia. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $240. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Sarah Marie Stewart, 24, 6600 block of N.W. Pine Hurst Drive, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jamie Erin Hasenmyer, 34, 4000 block of S.W. Adventure Way, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jeffrey Allen Stone, 48, no address, Nocatee. Charges: disorderly public intoxication and resisting an ofcer without violence. Bond: $1,500. Compiled by Susan E. Homan |POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. We have recently learned of an increase in scam activities at ATMs in some of our surrounding communities. Since we know what happens around us eventually hits DeSoto County, please take these warnings to heart. When inputting a PIN, use the other hand to shield the screen from persons or devices held by persons who may be attempting to obtain your number. Standing directly in front of the ATM will also shield the touchpad from onlookers. Once the cash has been ejected, put it safely away immediately; do not count it openly. Always be on the alert for anyone who appears suspicious at the ATM. If need be, return later or choose another ATM location. Be sure to take the receipt for the transaction with you and clear the screen of any information. If the touchpad appears in any way unusual, is raised as opposed to ush with the surface, or if the keys seem loose, do not input any information for a transaction. If you ever have any suspicions about the ATM or people in the area, if the machine is located at an open business establishment, report your concerns to the business management. You should also call the customer service telephone number on the ATM card and alert the card issuer. As always, you are encouraged to call the Sheriffs Ofce, 863-993-4700 as well, to report your concerns. The C.A.S.E. program is a partner ship between the community and the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce to protect the nancial resources of all our residents from scams and frauds. If you belong to a group that meets throughout the year, consider a C.A.S.E. program. For more information about C.A.S.E. or about scheduling a presentation, call me or Lt. Curt Mays at 863993-4700. We will be happy to assist you and put you in touch with our Volunteer C.A.S.E. Manager, Phyllis Schwartz.A word to the wise ...By SHERIFF WILL WISEDESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF | ROADWATCHU.S. Highway 17 from south of SW Collins Street in Fort Ogden to County Road 760A south of Nocatee Work is under way to expand US 17 to four lanes. Work includes clearing land for two new travel lanes to the east of the existing U.S. 17 travel lanes, starting drainage activities and relocating overhead power transmission and distribution lines. No lane closures will be required for this work. Motorists are advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway throughout the week. Motorists are reminded to observe the posted speed limit and to drive with caution. Project completion is expected at the end of 2015. 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The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESMattie Pearl CampbellMattie Pearl Campbell, 65, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Port Charlotte, Fla. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Ellis E. HudsonEllis Eli (Butch) Hudson, 69, of Arcadia, FL passed away September 3, 2013. He was born on December 20, 1943 in Fort Myers FL. He enlisted in the United States Army on March 27, 1963 and served as an E5 Aircraft/ Helicopter mechanic until February 14, 1971. He then moved his family to Tampa, FL in March of 1971, and after many years of the city life he relocated to Arcadia, FL in 1993. He was the House & Grounds director for the Arcadia Rodeo Association, member of the All Florida Saddle Club, a member of the Republican Party and a lifetime member of AMVets Post #60. He was a retired mechanic/welder/fab ricator who loved horseback riding and canoeing down the Peace River. Ellis was an organ donor who was able to offer life to others. He is survived by his son, Harvey Ellis Hudson of Polk City, FL; daughter, Manuela Elouise Hiscock of Lake Placid, FL; grandson Harvey Austin Hudson and great-grandson Nathan Austin Hudson. Ellis chose to be cremated and have his ashes spread out in the Peace River. There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 14 on the Peace River at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park. There will be a celebration of life at the Arcadia Rodeo Arena following the memorial. In lieu of owers please bring a covered dish.Sherwyn E. WhitmoreSherwyn E. Whitmore, 43, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. He was born Sept. 28, 1969, in Miami, Fla., and moved to Arcadia in 1976. He was a very thorough mechanic, one of the best, a colleague and friend said upon learning of his death. Sherwyn worked most recently at the Amoco Station in town. In his spare time, he enjoyed motorcycle and car racing. Sherwyn was once a Sprint Car Crew Chief. He enjoyed BMX dirt bikes, old cars, Super Cross Street Rods and NASCAR. Sherwyn was a member and chaplain for the AMVETS, and attended First Christian Church of Arcadia. He was a loving husband, and a wonderful father, son, brother and friend to many, and will be deeply missed. Sherwyn is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Natalie Whitmore; daughters, Chelsea E. and Stephanie T. Whitmore; sister, Kimberly A. (Gilbert) Coan; and parents, John Buck Sherwyn and Barbara Franklin Whitmore, all of Arcadia. A gathering for family and friends will be held from 5 p.m. until the funeral service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home. Pastor Ron York will ofciate. In lieu of owers, donations may be made in Sherwyns honor to AMVETS Post 60, 2846 S.W. Highway 17, Arcadia, FL 34266. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home, Arcadia. OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. Theres no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be submitted to the Charlotte Sun; call 941-206-1000 for details. Please send e-mails to obituaries@sun-herald.com. The American ag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. For more Words of Comfort, go to www.inheavenshome.com Gordon Mac Martin and his mother, Eugenia Genie Martin, will talk about the McSwain family today at the monthly meeting of the DeSoto County Historical Society. Free and open to the public, the meeting is at the Family Service Center Annex (old West Elementary School cafeteria) at the corner of N. Orange Ave. and W. Efe St. At 11:30 a.m., lunch is available for $6: lasagna, garlic bread, Caesar salad, fresh fruit, and dessert. At noon, President Bebe Bradbury will conduct a short business meeting before introducing the Martins. Mac said, Dr. Daniel L. McSwain was a pioneer. He was one of the rst physicians in town ... He was a horse and buggy doctor, and he traveled many, many miles in the area to treat people. McSwain established the surgery department at Lee Memorial Hospital and performed the rst surgery there. He was also the rst white doctor to operate on a Seminole Indian. We have documentation about that, Mac said. His son, Dr. Gordon McSwain, continued the tradition. He worked at Simmons Sanitarium which later became Arcadia General Hospital and nally DeSoto Memorial Hospital. Mac said that Dr. Gordon also made a lot of house calls. In those days, doctors went where they were needed. Macs father, Dr. Calvin Martin, is also a physician. Mac remembered When I was kid and Mom needed Dad to babysit me, he would take me out on house calls. I waited in the living room of someones home or in the car. Those days of medicine have gone by. Today, Mac and his mother are both real estate agents, and they run their business, Florida Outdoor Properties, in Dr. Gordon McSwains home, where she and her two sisters grew up. Dr. Gordon had torn down the original Dr. D. L. McSwain home and built a new house on the property. He used the old replaces in the new structure. Mac remembers eating Sunday dinners in the dining room with his parents and grandparents until he was in his mid-20s. After his grandparents died, the house was sold. When a subsequent owner called his mother to list the house, Mac bought it for their business, Martin Realty and Martin Art Gallery, both established in 2000. About a decade later, they changed the name of real estate business. The societys books, Recollections I, II, and III, plus the Walking Tour of Historic Arcadia, Florida, booklet will be on sale at the meeting. T-shirts and tote bags featuring legendary Acrefoot Johnson as drawn by Luke Wilson will also be available. All proceeds will benet the societys efforts to preserve and promote the history of DeSoto County. For information, call Bebe Bradbury at 494-6607 or email bebebradbury@ gmail.com.Martins to share local history todayBy CAROL MAHLERDESOTO CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church 2865 SW Co. Rd 661 Expository Preaching Sunday Prayer Time 9:20am Sunday School/Bible Study 9:45am Morning Worship 11:00am Evening Worship 6:00pm Wed. Fellowship Meal 5:45pm Prayer Meeting 6:30pm West on SR 70, left on SR 72, left on CR 661, 3.5 miles on right Office Phone: (863) 494-0307 See Your Church in this spot For Only $ 6 4 7 $6.47 a week! Call Tami at 4 9 4 7 6 0 0 494-7600 for more details. May the Lord fill your heart with love. First Baptist Church of Arcadia 1006 N. Brevard Ave. Loving God, Connecting with People, Expanding His Kingdom 9:30 Sunday School 10:45 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening Worship Wednesdays 6:00 AWANA & YOUTH 863-494-3622 www.firstbaptistarcadia.com Grace Lutheran Church 1004 W. Oak Street 494-7008 Pastor David E. Nabinger Saturday Prayer Service Starting at 4PM Sunday School 8:45 AM Sunday Worship 10 AM All Welcome! CHURCH OF CHRIST 710 W. Hickory St. Sunday Bible Study 9:30 AM Sunday Worship 10:30 AM Sunday Evening Worship 5:00 PM Wednesday Night Bible Study 6:30 PM 863-494-1522 Bible Questions? Pastor Ellis Cross 863-494-3455 Worship 11:00 AM Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday 6:30pm Thursday Youth Group 6pm North Hillsborough Baptist Church (253 N. Hillsborough Ave.) NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Evangelist D.W. Jackson 3877 Highway 70W (1 mile west of Hwy 72) 863-558-0982 Principal Worship 10:30 A.M. and 5:30 P.M. Wednesday Service 5:30pm FREEDOM FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC. Where the Holy Spirit Reigns Freely Worship Center located at: 1528 NE Turner Ave. 863-244-2933 SERVICE TIMES Sunday Bible Study @ 10:00am Sunday Worship Service @ 11:00am Monday Woman at Worship @ 6:15pm 2nd/4th Tuesday Support Group @ 6pm Wednesday Bible Study @ 6:00pm Thursday Choir Rehearsal @ 6:00pm Rev. Dr. Sharon T. Goodman, Pastor See your Church in our Directory for only $6.47 weekly 494-2434 Fort Ogden United Methodist Church 6923 SW River St. 863.494.3881 Sunday Worship 10:00am (Childrens Church Provided) Bible Study 5pm Mondays A.A. & Al-Anon Starting at 7:30pm Wednesdays Youth Ministries K-12 5:30 7:30pm Elizabeth M.B. Church A Place of Worship 101 S. Orange Ave. 9:30am Sunday School 11:00am Church Worship Wednesday 7:00pm Bible Study 993-4212 elizabethmissionarybaptistchurch.org Celebrative Worship Challenging Bible Study Connection With People Sunday: Life Groups 9:30 AM Morning Worship: 10:45 AM Evening Small Groups 5:30 PM Wednesday Activities 6:00 PM 863-494-4345 www.cbcarcadia.org 5104 NW Oak Hill Ave. 863-494-6224 Pastor Dr. Howell Upchurch Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Worship 11:00 am and 6:00 pm Wednesday 6:30 pm for Prayer Group, Youth & Children Arcadia, Florida FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 209 W est Hickory Street Mission: Take Jesus with you wherever you go Worship: 9:45am Sunday School 11:00am Traditional Worship Casual, Family Oriented Arcadia Church of the Brethren, est. 1915 Serving God.... Peacefully, Simply, Together Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. 25 N. Mills Avenue Arcadia, Florida Rev. Joseph Longenecker Sr. Come worship Christ with us Sunday Morning Worship Starting at 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sun. 4:30 p.m. UMYF Wed. 6:30 pm Bible Study Nursery Available Pastor Jim Wade View Service at: trinityarcadia.com Trinity United Methodist Churc h To know Christ and to make Him know n 304 W. Oak Street 494-2543 St. Edmunds Episcopal Church 327 W. Hickory Street (70 W at Manatee) 863-494-0485 www.EpiscopalArcadiaFL.com HOLY EUCHARIST Sunday 8 & 10 am Misa en espanol Dom 6pm PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHRIST CENTERED, CHRIST LED. 9596 Pine Level St., Arcadia 863494-0044 Sunday School 10 AM Morning Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11 AM Wednesday Adult, Youth & Childrens Programs 7 PM Nursery Always Available www.pinelevelumc.com DeSoto DeSoto Church Church Directory Directory ... And Make Your Choice from our Church Directory 50449694 00 ZOOco4 7

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 learning the English sounds of vowels, consonants and combinations. Several different programs are used, including Star Fall, a phonics program geared to children, but really easy for adults to grasp also. Workbooks in the English Without Barriers program provide exercises for the beginner to complete. Five laptop computers are available to use a program that is an introduction to using Rosetta Stone, recognized as one of the best language learning tools. The program is interactive, and prepares the learner to use the Rosetta Stone program and advance through the self-directed course. A library card is not required to use the Rosetta Stone computer. Many of the participants come into the program with no computer skills. Maria works with them to build their condence in using a computer. Thats so important in todays world, said Maria. Once they learn to use the computer here, they can go on and use the Internet for so many things. The library is building a collection of bilingual books, and parents are encouraged to read bilingual books with their children. That way, children learn both languages at the same time. Bilingualism is an important skill in todays world. The group is a buzz of activity as learners move about, go over completed worksheets with Maria, click through modules on the computers, and practice pronouncing new English words. Participants are motivated to learn for personal growth, to improve communication skills for better employment opportunities, or to help their children succeed in school. The library literacy program is aimed at helping our residents be successful. Volunteers, both English speaking and bilingual, are needed to work with the adults who are eager to learn and improve their English skills. If you are interested in volunteering, call Lorel Reinstrom at 863-993-4851.LANGUAGEFROM PAGE 2 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKEVolunteer Maria Maton works on Saturday mornings with adults who want to improve their English skills. The library literacy program is aimed at helping our residents be successful. arthritis, high blood pressure and diabetes. This will cost the state of Florida half of the state budget within 30 years, Armstrong said. Armstrong is reaching out to local leaders and community partners to get the word out about a new website, www.HealthiestWeightFlorida.com. The state recognizes that good health starts in communities one reason he wanted to visit each county health department, not just stay in Tallahassee. Good health involves public and private partnerships and nonprot organizations. In the past weve told people, eat less, exercise more. Obviously thats not working. We have to look for more effective ways. What about mutual support? Team sports? Community activities where we can support each other? There is no pill to solve the problem, he said. It requires us all to come together to tackle the problem. Schools are an essential place to begin getting across messages about health. We have to rethink PE as more than just physical education, but as a means to healthy living, he said. What if teachers sat down with the kids and talked to them about healthy eating habits? What if schools had available recipe cards for the kids to take home? Armstrong said, For businesses, this is an issue too; productivity is threatened. Lifespans are also threatened. As participants introduced themselves around the room, the group chuckled when Tim Vowels, owner of the local McDonalds, identied himself. But Armstrong took the oppor tunity to note the value in partnering with the fast food industry. We have to nd ways to inform people about the healthy choices they can make, and fast food businesses are listening to the public by providing some healthier options. You can learn more by visiting www. HealthiestWeightFlorida.com, where you will nd links for helpful information, such as how to eat healthier meals on a budget, tracking what you eat and recipes.HEALTHFROM PAGE 2 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comFloridas Surgeon General Dr. John H. Armstrong, center, poses with members of the DeSoto County Health Department and others after his talk on the states program to address obesity. County Commissioner Bob Miller, left, and Sheri Will Wise, right, talk with State Surgeon General John H. Armstrong after his presentation at the Health Department. SUPPORT GROUPS Listed ev ery Sunday in Feeling Fit 50449661 HARDEEDESOTOCOUNTYBULL WILDCATSSince 192 rsus Hardee hasbeen the oldest high footballrivalry in the state of Florida.Special Section Announceznent!Memorabilia Section publishing inDeSoto County October andHardee County October 23.Can we use yourMemorabilia?Contact us with anything related toFriday night football season. '%'Ve wantto hear from cheerleaders, bandmembers, coaches and athletic direc-tors. We want to know about diehardDeSoto fans who supported the teamsthrough thick and thin. We know ourcounty residents have some greatstuff to share so let us hear from you.Call or Email Joe Gallimore863-990-8099 or 863-494-2434jgallimore@)sun-herald.comStories & photos are being compiled by:Joe Gallimore, Steve Bauer, Steve "Big Daddy" Knapp,Tova Knapp, Ilayley Mercer & Luke Wilson

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The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian These four pit-mix puppies are ready to go to good homes. The black one, Black Jack, is a male 9 weeks old; the other three are all 8 weeks old and from the same litter from left, Flossie (female), Buster (male) and Chacka (female). As you can see, they are adventurous and love to explore the world. Visit DeSoto Animal Services at 2048 N.E. McKay St. to see them or any of the other adoptable pets that are looking for a good home. This trio of playful Chiweenies from left, Sweetie, an all-black female; Sprite, a brindle female; and Butch, a tan male are fun-loving dogs that will not be too large and will make nice family pets. For information, call 863-993-4855. Looking for a loving home ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comCookies is an orange medium-hair male, part Turkish Van. As you can see, hes quite playful and would be a fun companion for a new family. Visit DeSoto County Animal Services at 2048 N.E. McKay St. for details. Look who just popped out of the bucket! Its Peekaboo, named for her favorite game. Shes mostly white with some orange markings, a 4-month-old Domestic Shorthair kitten, and shed love to nd a new home where she can play games all day. For more information, call DeSoto County Animal Services at 863-993-4855. ADOPT US!Turn to page 17 for more warm-hearted pets looking for loving homes. For more information, call 863-993-4855 or visit us at 2048 N.E. McKay St. Whats up there? says Czar, a 5-week-old gray tabby cat. Hes quite curious, and playful, and is looking for a forever home. If you want to see Czar, call DeSoto County Animal Services at 863-993-4855. FREE KIDS VITAMIN PROGRAM PICK UP A FREE BOTTLE EVERY 30 DAYS! Not valid with other offers. Parent must come in and sign each child up for a 30 day supply of chewable vitamins. Chewable Multivitamins for every childs nutritional needs! C H I L D R E N S C H I L D R E N S CHILDRENS FREE! FRUIT FLAVOR Charlotte Pharmacy (941)889-7239 3231 Tamiami Trail, Ste-G, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 DeSoto Pharmacy (863)491-7415 301 N Brevard Ave. Ste-E, Arcadia, FL 34266 50449663 .CharlottePharmacyDesotoPharmacy_ ....J .J^, Ynur Freixlly f'hxmnhCharlotte DPharmacy PhVINIRLD IRSChewableMultivitaminsCi.T.ry Sppl...nt 30 Ti 1.lop-'AO 44Lt qp -'Q4-AIOA

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun/Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 12JV TEAMS STRUGGLE PAGE 14Both the Bulldogs junior varsity football and volleyball teams suffered losses during a tough week of competition against area schools. You can bet youll get your moneys worth when you attend the first home game for the DeSoto County football team tomorrow night against East Lee County. After suffering a heart-breaking 19-18 in week one in the final seconds of the game, the Bulldogs hung on to win 36-35 over Lehigh after going ahead in the final minute of play. It wasnt easy as the Lightning came back downeld and nearly pulled it out in the nal 14 seconds of the game. Lehighs quarterback had thrown for ve touchdowns in the game and brought his team deep into Bulldog territory with less than 30 seconds to play. A pass over the middle surprised linebacker Zach Beeles and went through his hands and fell harmlessly onto the turf. The former power running back-turned-linebacker used to just carry the ball rather than catch passes. Ive never seen a ball coming to me before so I thought what do I do? Said a smiling Beeles. The next pass was picked off inside the ten-yard-line by Dequan Richardson, who is also a receiver on offense. Rather than dropping to the ground and ending the game, Richardson carried the ball and fumbled as he was being tackled. The ball shot out like a spit watermelon seed and found an empty spot on the field. With no player closer than 10 yards to the ball, it simply lay there unclaimed. Whoever recovered it would win the game. Lehigh has a good kicker and a eld goal would be a chip shot. If DeSoto recovered they could just drop to a knee and end the game. Seemingly out of nowhere Alfredrick Tyson, who had a seven-yard touchdown in the second quarter to put the Bulldogs ahead, raced in and dove onto the ball and cradled it as he was hit. Tyson hung on to it and the Bulldogs took a knee to win the game.Bulldogs sweat out 36-35 win over Lehigh By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR BULLDOGS | 21ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Terrell Gordon runs hard as seen by these three Lehigh players who were sent ying after making the tackle. Gordon was the areas leading rusher after week one. He added to that total with 87 more yards and scored the game winning two-point conversion. He also intercepted a pass and ran for 60 yards and a touchdown. After scoring a touchdown to bring DeSoto County to within a point of Lehigh, Tajahs Jackson (right) is congratulated by center Rayshawn Stroman. After taking two of the rst three games at Port Charlotte on September 3, the Lady Bulldogs varsity volleyball team appeared to be in control as they held a 14-11 lead in game four. After scoring another point and leading 1513, it was lights out for the girls from DeSoto County. The Pirates scored 12 unanswered points to even the match at two games apiece. The Pirates continued that run with a 3-0 lead in the nal game. That was when the Bulldogs got back to their bread and butter that had served them so well earlier in the game. Bethany Bonville put up a nice set for Tishonna Riley, and the impressive senior sent the ball to spikeville with one of her game-high 30 kills to get the team back on track. After tying the nal game at six, the Bulldogs quickly took the lead at 10-7 and rolled to a 15-10 win. DeSoto County Coach Laura White said, Sometimes they get a little hungry when something like that (15 straight points scored against them) happens. The re in our seniors comes out and we just need that to carry over to our underclassmen. Bonville talked about the comeback in game ve after the long scoring drought in game four. It gives us a lot of condence. We always come together after giving up a point but it was good for us to get the win in that last game. We work on teamwork a lot, she said. We arent a lot of talkers on the court but we were talking more in that game. DeSoto County won games one and three both by the score of 25-20 and lost game two 25-12 before the nightmarish 25-15 loss in game four. White said, Were a team that has to learn to hold our composure. We climb the mountain too many times and then get down in the valley. We all have to be on the same sheet of music so we know what everybody is doing. Bonville has been showing great signs of improvement this season. She led the team with 33 assists and put up some beautiful sets near the net for the hitters to take advantage of. She also added ve kills to tie Casey Hall for second place. Bonville also took advantage of a drawn-in Pirate defense with her setter dumps, also known as turn and burn, as she would nd a corner open and hit it rather than put up a set. Riley again was so impressive with her 30 kills and she also led the team with 18 digs, so you know she is not all offense. In the bleachers on the Port Charlotte side of the court spectators Hungry Bulldogs take bite out of PiratesBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR A happy bunch of Lady Bulldogs converge after the nal point is scored in the 3-2 win over Port Charlotte. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Bethany Bonville sets the ball as sisters Jillian (left) and Josie Deriso prepare to make a play on it. Bonville had 33 assists in the win at Port Charlotte.BITE | 13 The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian The varsity football team beat Lehigh 36-35. The JV football team lost 52-8 at Hardee. The varsity volleyball team won both matches with identical 3-2 scores. They went to Port Charlotte and beat the Pirates and then hosted Sebring. The JV volleyball team lost both matches last week, a tough 2-1 match at Port Charlotte then a 2-0 loss to Sebring at home. The girls golf team lost their rst match of the year to Lake Placid 174-169.Upcoming GamesThe varsity football team has their rst home game of the season 7 p.m. Friday as they host East Lee County. The JV team will try to get their rst win of the season 7 p.m. tonight against Sebring. The varsity volleyball team plays Saturday at the Gene Gorman tour nament at Charlotte High and then the JV and varsity squads host Hardee Tuesday, Sept. 17. Game times for the Hardee match are 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The lady golfers will play next Thursday at home versus Hardee. The boys golf team is also home Monday, Sept. 16, as they play Booker. The cross-country team will be at Clewiston Tuesday, Sept. 17. The DeSoto Middle School Panthers get into action beginning next week. The football team will be at Sebring next Tuesday and the softball team will be at Lake Placid next Thursday.By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comCaleb Blackwood took a hard hit on his knee and gets help leaving the eld as one of several injured players in the 36-35 win over Lehigh. made comments like How can you stop her, Shes a machine out there and I see why nobody wants to block her shots. Riley is a great weapon to have in the Bulldog arsenal, but the team needs to diversify its scoring. White added, We need to get out of being a one-dimensional team so when we play the tough teams I need a Casey Hall or Bethany Bonville to come on and help. We need to get help from our other hitters. Sometimes when you have the biggest weapon on the court, you win the match. When Riley hits the ball on a big kill shot, it sounds like a cannon going off. Now if the Bulldogs can get a few other guns ring, they will be hard to beat. The Lady Bulldogs will host Hardee 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17. It would be a good opportunity to see the 2013 Bulldogs volleyball teams in action.BITEFROM PAGE 12 Micaela Roberts sends the ball back over the net for another Bulldog point in the 3-2 DeSoto County win September 3. Roberts had three kills and three aces in the win over Port Charlotte.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com It might have been more than a decade since Sebring and DeSoto were in the same district in volleyball, but some things never change as far as intensity and rivalries are concerned. Throw in the extra incentive that the top seed gets to host districts, add Lemon Bay and Hardee to the mix, and suddenly you have a volleyball district that looks to be a dogght all season. Last Thursday nights varsity game took all ve sets for the Bulldogs to pull out a 3-2 match win over Sebring. When asked about the keys to winning before Thursdays game, senior co-captain Casey Hall felt communication, defense and serving would be keys to winning the match. Junior Datasia Wallace felt the prior tough matches against Charlotte and Port Charlotte would help DeSoto be better prepared for Sebring. Head coach Laura White knew both teams have had their ups and downs in the early season, but was concerned because Sebring already had a tournament under its belt and more game play. The rst set didnt start well for the Bulldogs, as Coach White called a time out with the team trailing 9-5. Still behind 13-10, DeSoto went on an 8-0 run with Lucero Perez picking up seven service points, which included two aces. From there the Bulldogs coasted to a 25-17 win and it looked like they were going to be cruising for the night. The second set saw the Bulldogs jump to a 16-7 lead thanks to some timely defensive dig saves by Casey Hall. After a time out, Sebring went on a 13-3 run to take 20-19 lead. The Bulldogs managed to tie it at 20 before Sebring nished with a 25-21 victory. The Bulldogs seemed to wake up after the second set loss and jumped to a 12-1 lead with Bethany Bonville hitting serves that left Sebring little to work with. This time with a 17-10 lead, the Bulldogs allowed no long runs by Sebring and pulled out a 25-18 victory. The fourth set saw the Bulldogs struggle with their passing, creating many overpasses for Sebring to attack. Still, with the score knotted at 11, it looked like the Bulldogs might nish the match, but some attack miscues found the Bulldogs behind 20-12 and Sebring coasting to a 25-19 win. The fth set had Bulldogs fans on the edges of their seats, but seniors Casey Hall and TiShonna Riley rose to the occasion. Hall provided the digs and Riley provided the kills. DeSoto built a 10-3 lead and then held off a late Sebring drive for a 15-11 set win and a 3-2 match victory. Hall, who had 26 dig saves to go along with seven attack kills for the night, said after the game that better defense and communication, along with improved reading of the ball, were critical in DeSotos win. Coach White said, It was not our best ever, as we still need to smooth out some of our rotations. I think Casey Hall had a great night with digs and reads, which was good to see, she said. Sebring Coach Vanessa Sinness was pleased with the way her team battled. These are two great teams and Im sure Lemon Bay will make it a three-team race in the district, she said. DeSotos early season record is 3-1, and this is an exciting team to watch. Their next home game Tuesday, Sept. 17, should be just as exciting.Lady Bulldogs outlast district rival SebringBy DAVE BREMERARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERCasey Hall (center) has teammates Lucero Perez (right) and Datasia Wallace by her side as they prepare to receive a serve against Sebring. DeSoto won the match 3-2. 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Arcadian | Page 14 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 The DeSoto County JV Bulldogs should have known it just wasnt their night and should have gotten back on the bus that took them to meet the Hardee Wildcats Sept. 5. It started when their team pregame meal wasnt ready for them at the school. Coach Cole Conners was seen carrying in a few grocery bags of bananas and watermelons to the sidelines before the game. As the players were putting together their uniforms, one player didnt have a belt and his pants were too big to play without one. Another player only had one spike and gured he may have dropped it in the locker room when they left the school. Fortunately the beltless Bulldog wore size 13 spikes and gave the spikeless Bulldog his spikes to wear. The Bulldogs won the coin toss, but that was one of the few highlights for the game. DeSoto County kicked off and attempted an onside kick. It surprised the Wildcats and would have worked except it only went nine yards instead of the ten needed to be legal. The Wildcats, who shut out Mulberry 45-0 last week, took the ball and moved it 49 yards in six plays for a touchdown and led 8-0 with just over three minutes gone in the game. On their next possession, the Wildcats picked up 32 yards on two plays down to the Bulldog 2-yard-line. The Hardee ball carrier fumbled on the next play, but the ball bounced right up to a teammate who took it into the end zone for a touchdown. Another two-point conversion made it 16-0. The Wildcats needed just 2 plays to go 23 yards for their next score and the rout was on. The Bulldogs had nine yards total offense in the rst half compared to Hardees 125. The Bulldogs nished the game with 108 yards of offense, while the Wildcats nished with 289 yards. Other game numbers werent so attering either. DeSoto County had seven penalties, three interceptions against them, eight plays in which they ended up with negative yardage and six bad snaps from center. They had two consecutive passes dropped that should have been caught and a nice 19-yard run called back by a penalty. With all of that said, was the Hardee team that much better than the Bulldogs? No. The team needs a lot of work to get caught up to where they should be by now in the season. One of the problems is good in a way. New players keep joining the team nearly every day. Coach Leroy Butler said, We had ten guys join the day before our rst game! Every day we get another new player. There are 44 names on the roster. With the limited practice time due to weather among other things, a lot of time is spent just trying to nd out who can play the game and where are they most likely to help the team. On three fourth-down punts a fourth-and-32, a fourth-and-24, and another fourth-and-19 the Bulldogs failed to kick the ball away, giving the Wildcats a very short eld to work on. Butler added, We havent had time to practice our punts, were just trying to get plays put in on the offense. In the post game breakdown, Butler told the team, We win as a team and lose as a team. They werent 40-some points better than us. We lost because of our inability to perform. We will work on that next week, well come out fresh and work on everything that we need to do to get better. There were plenty of bright spots for the team. With the score 46-8, linebacker Josh Taylor dove to break up the twopoint pass conversion attempt. He didnt have to do that, since the game was nearly over, but he didnt quit until the last whistle was blown. Were not that bad and theyre not that good. We just have to get better blocking and work harder on defense, Taylor said. Julio Gaitan had an excellent game for the Bulldogs. He had a couple of bone jarring tackles on defense, but it was when he touched the ball the magic happened. The rst three times he carried the ball he gained 19 yards. It was his 71-yard touchdown run on the Bulldogs rst play of the second half that brought life to the team. With an open eld in front of him Gaitan said the only thought in his mind was, Im going all the way, all the way. Gaitan also scored the two-point conversion. Gaitan led the ground game with 109 yards rushing on 12 carries. After the Gaitan gallop, Patrick Jackson recovered a Hardee fumble on their rst play. With the ball on the Wildcats 35 and a sudden shift of momentum for the Dawgs, a fumble gave the ball right back to Hardee on the next play. The Bulldogs will host Sebring tonight at 7 p.m.JV Bulldogs lose big to HardeeBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Josh Taylor (3) holds on to the Wildcat ball carrier as Kolby Scott (25) comes to nish him o. Both Taylor and Scott had good games for the Bulldog defense in the loss to Hardee. 50449664 Be sure and stop in and thank these local businesses who believe that a well-informed citizen is important for our community: Home Owners Supply DeSoto Automall Sevigny Eye Care & Associates These businesses have made 2,500 additional annual subscriptions to the weekly Arcadian Newspaper po ssible. Now Taking NEW PATIENTS New Office Location: 425 Nursing Home Dr. Suite 2 Arcadia, FL 34266 Maria Galimidi, DPM Podiatry Provides expert care and rapid relief for most foot problems/injuries: Achilles tendon Fractures in foot/ankle Fungal nails Arthritic foot Hammertoes Athletes foot Ingrown nails Diabetes and much more! 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The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian The Port Charlotte Pirates hung on to stop the DeSoto County Bulldogs to even their season mark at 2-2. For the Pirates junior varsity volleyball coach Brittany Muse it had to be a bittersweet night. Muse is a 2009 graduate from DeSoto County. She was a star for the Bulldogs and went on to play college volleyball. She worked with the DeSoto staff in a summer volleyball camp at the school this past summer. When talking about meeting up with the Bulldogs in just her fourth match of her coaching career, Muse said, Its kind of weird. Ive always been a Bulldog and everything I know about coaching came from (former) coach (Dave) Bremer, but of course I still want my team to win. DeSoto County varsity head coach Laura White said, We all gave her a hug and wished her well, but now its game time and shes just another coach until after the game. Muses former coaches may have wished she hadnt learned quite so much from the Bulldogs staff as the Pirates edged the Bulldogs 2-1. Bremer remarked, Our whole coaching staff at DeSoto are former players and now Brittany is out here. Im really happy for her, she is a very good coach and theyre lucky to have her. DeSoto started out fast as they usually do with a 6-2 lead. The Pirates battled back to take the lead at 12-11. The Pirates stretched their lead to three points at 19-16 before the Bulldogs surged back to a 22-21 advantage. Thats when the girls in blue and white fell apart. The Pirates scored four straight points to win 25-22 as the Lady Bulldogs had trouble with every aspect of the game. The second contest saw the Pirates get the early lead, only to see the Bulldogs come back and tie the game at 14. The game remained tied four different times before the Bulldogs put on a rally to win by the same 25-22 score as the rst game. In the third and deciding game, the Pirates took an early lead 12-5 and never looked back as they held off the late rally of the Bulldogs to win 15-11. There wouldnt have been a third game if the Bulldogs could have held on to a 22-21 lead in game one. They served into the net, ran into the net and had poor communication to let that game slip away. JV Coach Nora Cail said, Our serving wasnt perfect, it hurt us, communication hurt us and our defensive positioning wasnt what it should have been. There were times when the team looked like world beaters and other times when they looked like egg beaters. One of the things they will learn through experience is how to be consistent. Lizzy Evans said, We started slow and made a lot of minor mistakes. We played better against Charlotte. Cassie Rodgers also talked about the loss. We might have thought they were easier while watching them in practice, she said. We didnt have our heads in the game. We just werent into the game tonight.JV Bulldogs edged by former players team 2-1By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR DeSoto Countys Cassie Rodgers gives a good eort to save the ball as it was heading for an uncovered area in the loss at Port Charlotte September 3. Sarah Bennett (1), Victavia Blanden (13) and Briana Harris (6) were also in the area for the Bulldogs. Cassie Rodgers (7) and Lizzy Evans (16) wait for the serve to be made as they prepare to get into position in game two of the 2-1 loss to Port Charlotte.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com Reclaimed Upland Forest Former Kingsford Mine, Polk CountyWe reclaim the land to keep our future growing.At Mosaic, our mission is to help the world grow the food it needs by providing essential crop nutrients. But before we begin phosphate mining operations, we work with regulators to carefully craft a reclamation plan that returns mined lands to productive uses. From wetlands and wildlife preserves to shing lakes, citrus groves and public playgrounds, Mosaics 3,000-plus Florida employees are passionate about reclaiming the land for present and future generations to enjoy. Join in Mosaics promise at www.mosaicco.com/promise.Thats our promise. 50450948 S..mot''t-' ay3It ,'ate{*S 1 K7g'.'yhyc-yc4QJ4IICgOW14, NOW

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 Before the junior varsity Lady Bulldogs game against Sebring, second-year player Victavia Blandin felt condent her team was prepared since they had played tough games against North Port, Charlotte and Port Charlotte. Coach Cail was a little more cautious as she watched Sebring warm up. They have some pretty good hitters, but it still comes down to passing, she said. Coach Cail was right, as Sebring did a little better job of controlling the ball and came out with a 2-0 victory over DeSoto. The Bulldogs started out at in game one and Coach Cail called a time out with her team down 8-4. The Bulldogs couldnt pull any closer than two points, with Sebring pulling away with steady play and good digs against the Bulldogs attacks, winning 25-18. In the second set the Bulldogs seemed to settle down and run their system a little smoother. They jumped to a 3-0 lead and the game stayed close during the middle of the set, with the Bulldogs grinding out a 16-14 lead before the passing game fell apart. Sebring outscored the Bulldogs 11 the rest of the way to give the Blue Streaks a 25-19 victory. After the game, a disappointed Blandin thought the team lost its intensity at the end of game two. We just couldnt nish them off when we had the lead or momentum, she said. Coach Cail felt it was a matter of communication. Communication was down, and when they did start communicating, then no one was listening, she said. Coach Cail was the eighth grade coach for nine of the JV freshman players last year, so she is familiar with their personalities and tendencies. They have a lot of skill, potential and heart. Its easy to tell when watching them play that if they keep working on their skills, they are going to get much better.JV girls fall to SebringBy DAVE BREMERARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER Coach Cail gives instructions to the JV team before its match against Sebring. The Bulldogs lost the match 2-0. PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERAll eyes are on the volleyball as the Bulldogs get ready to receive a serve against Sebring. The Bulldogs lost to Sebring 2-0. Sarah Bennett sets the ball up for an attack in a match against Sebring. Sarah Bennett and Cassidy Furr discuss strategy as Victavia Blandin (13) looks back while DeSoto prepares to serve against Sebring. Alyssa McEwen serves one up during the rst set against Sebring. FREE BULLDOG TOTES AT FRIDAYS GAMEThe DeSoto County High School Varsity and JV Cheerleading squads would like extend a huge thank you to Mosaic for being a Platinum Sponsor. As part of their considerable donation, the cheerleaders will be handing out free Bulldog totes to the rst 250 attendees of the varsity home game on Sept. 13 against East Lee. Plan to attend and show your support for DeSotos athletic programs. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the DCHS Cheerleading squad, or for more details, call Jamie Hill or Jamie Donalson at 863-494-3155. M i c h a e l D e r h o d g e O D Michael Derhodge O.D. T h o m a s Q u i g l e y M D Thomas Quigley M.D. FREE EYE EXAM FOR NEW PATIENTS Complete medical exam with one of our board certified eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and test for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to US Citizens 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 10/31/13 No Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service., examination or treatment which is performed as a result of reimburse with 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance plans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal. 50449659 B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s 3 3 0 N B r e v a r d A v e ( 8 6 3 ) 9 9 3 2 0 2 0 330 N. Brevard Ave (863)993-2020 N e x t t o F a r m C r e d i t b u i l d i n g Next to Farm Credit building Code: AR00 JT JDoman 6orrctBUBm pwnaBdBmmmwcflmpoow 4A7`i ----------------------------------

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The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian Sarah is married to O. J. Keen and they live in Lake Placid. She has two sons, Gibby (Katie) Randall of Lake Placid and Wayne Randall (Suzanne) of North Carolina; stepdaughter Diane (John) Reschke of Wauchula and stepson Rusty Keen of Lake Placid. She is blessed with three grandchildren Garrett Randall of Wauchula, Aarron Randall of Arcadia, Rebekah Randall of North Carolina and one great grandchild, Aubrey Randall. Tony Guidry, president of First State Bank, said, Sarah has a lot of knowledge and experience and is very dedicated to providing excellent service to all of her many customers. She will be greatly missed by the staff at First State Bank and we wish Sarah the very best.RETIRESFROM PAGE 7 | FROM PAGE 11 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comLil Bit is a female domestic shorthair gray tabby, full of play and entertainment. She is 7 weeks old and ready for a new home. If you are interested in Lil Bit or any of the other animals at DeSoto County Animal Services, stop in for a visit at 2048 N.E. McKay St. Geronimo a three-year-old black and cream Chihuahua, just wont hold still long enough to have his picture taken. Hes a bundle of energy with a lot of love to share. You can see him and many other adoptable cats and dogs at DeSoto County Animal Services, 2048 N.E. McKay Street. Sister and brother Patches, left, a dilute calico female, and Azul, a gray tabby male, are ve weeks old and ready to go to a new home. Azul is also interesting because he is a Hemingway cat in fact, he has two extra toes on each of his front feet. To learn more, call DeSoto County Animal Services at 863-993-4855. the Punta Gorda Isles Civic Association, as well as at her private studio. Blizard is a member of the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County, where she has been a site coordinator for Art in Public Places for over 10 years. She is active at the Visual Art Center and takes part each year in its Fine Art Festival. Blizard was one of the rst artists to join the Opera House Artists in downtown Arcadia. You can see some of her work there, and on the Opera House web page at www.arcadiaoperahouseartists.com. Lee works with different media and enjoys learning by following some of the works of the masters. She nds joy in teaching and helping others to see as an artist, capture beauty, and express it on paper or canvas. Blizard encourages everyone to try an art class because she believes the rewards are invaluable. Blizard is holding a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Opera House. You can meet her there, see her work and enter a drawing for one of her signed prints at the end of the reception.ARTISTFROM PAGE 3 PHOTOS PROVIDEDLee Blizard poses with one of her recently completed portraits, Andre. She works in oils and other media, and her work is on display at the Opera House in Arcadia. Baths depicts a rocky tropical shore in a loose, painterly style. 50449658 4 1 AVkkkhwom Service Around Your ScheduleTIRE & /CENTER0 19"M1:IP"MI-TIRE GUARANTEEWHY BUY TIRES ANYWHERE ELSE,r`^ Ok` r, WHEN YOUR FORD DEALEROFFERS ALL OF THIS:. r kiShawn Barney Bill Kelly Celeste Brady Hector Garcia Jim O'Connor Jeremy JohnsonServ.ce Manager Service Aav sor Servce Advisor 52n;ce a ov Soc Service Advsor Lane Ncrncrger 13 MAJOR TIRE BRANDSM' all makes and /1'ti Service while 1 and no appointment ti,technicians factory-trained and use 1Motorcraf? parts. and weekend hours. 30-DAY PRICE GUARANTEEQuick Lane ALL MAKES AND MODELSat DeSoto Dodge Chrysler Ford and Jeep3039 S. E, Highway 70 1 Arcadia, FL 34266863-494-4848 800'880-3099 Valid on dealer-installed, retail purchases only. Requirespresentation of competitor's current price ad/offer on exacttire sold by dealership within 30 days after purchase. SeeVoted best Automotive Service Facility participating dealership for details through 12/31/13.Life is better in the Quick Lane.0

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 Florida has 48 species of turtles, but only one is a tortoise. What distinguishes tortoises from other turtles? Tortoises are land-dwelling reptiles. They do not swim and cannot survive in water. All turtles lay eggs. Like other reptiles they have dry scaly skin. Their shell is an integral part of their skeleton. Turtles do not shed their shell it just keeps growing larger throughout their lifetime. Turtles regulate their body temperature externally; thats why you will often see both turtles and tortoises basking in the sun. Worldwide there are 39 species of tortoises belonging to 10 genera. Only three species live in North America, and all belong to the Gopherus family. The Gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyhemus) inhabits nearly all of Florida, and is found in southern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. The desert tortoise (G. agassizii) is about the same size as our gopher and is found in southern California, Nevada and Arizona. Berlandiers tortoise (G. Berlandieri) is smaller and is found in southern Texas and parts of Mexico. Gopher tortoises have stumpy hind feet and attened forelimbs with tough claw-like nails. The upper shell or car apace is joined to the bottom shell or plastron by a well developed bridge. The gopher is an excellent digger and burrows may reach as long as 40 feet or more. The burrow is usually fairly straight, without branches, and with a chamber at the end just large enough for the tortoise to turn around. Depending on soil conditions, burrows may be 3 to 20 feet deep. The gopher has found the ideal habitat beneath the ground the conditions stay a comfortable 72 degrees year-round. Usually only one tortoise occupies the burrow. Females typically have only one active burrow; males may have several. Its also not unusual for gophers to relocate to other burrows. Over 350 other creatures have been found living in gopher burrows. The resident gopher may share space with frogs, toads, lizards, snakes and assorted invertebrates. However, when larger animals such as other gophers, bur rowing owls, armadillos, foxes, skunks, opossums, rabbits or quail move in, the easy-going gopher usually moves out and digs a new burrow. The gopher tortoise is a vegetarian and eats mainly Floridas gopher tortoise, a keystone speciesOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke ksmoke@embarqmail.com PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (KWH)Gopher tortoise burrow entrances usually feature a broad apron of excavated soil. The gopher is an excellent digger and burrows may reach as long as 40 feet or more. Beneath the ground the conditions stay a comfortable 72 degrees year-roundan ideal habitat for many other species. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKEThe young hatchlings are about 2 inches long and look like exact replicas of the adult, except they are a bright golden yellow and brown. At this stage they are very vulnerable. Lawn mowers, raccoons, dogs, cats and children are the biggest threats. PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (BOB PETERSON)Adult gophers are about one foot long and may weigh nearly 30 pounds. They reach sexual maturity at about 12 to 15 years, and may live as long as 80 years.TORTOISE | 21 SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50449660 AWN,d-AMINO,bhn MmLD.O.DERMRS DGEE Cypress StMEo mz1I, Hickory StLewellyn Cassels Dr John MinniARNP-------------------

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All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is September 5, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: Eugene E. Waldron, Jr. Primary Service E-mail: Service@eewj.com Secondary Service E-mail: Ewaldron@eewj.com Florida Bar No. 0794971 Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. 124 N. Brevard Ave Arcadia, Florida 34266 T elephone: (863) 494-4323 Personal Representative: Cynthia K. McLeod, n/k/a, Cynthia K. Ely 140 N. Polk Avenue Arcadia, Florida 34266 Published 9/5/13 & 9/12/13 228541 2935616 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000153 WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, vs. SHIRLEY ANN ADAMS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY ANN ADAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 12th day of August, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012 CA 000153, of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein WELLS F ARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC. is the Plaintiff and SHIRLEY ANN ADAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT (S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, 11:00 AM on the 26th day of September, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK B OF DESOTO MOBILE ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, P AGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 29th day of August, 2013. By: Michael D.P. Phillips Bar#653268 Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 T elephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 T oll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com Published 9/5/13 & 9/12/13 107507 2935597 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-2012-CA-000290 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. LINDOL R. WATERMAN, III A/K/A CHIP WATERMAN, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated August 21, 2013, and entered in Case No. 14-2012-CA-000290 of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DE SOTO COUNTY, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is Plaintiff, and LINDOL R. WATERMAN, III A/K/A CHIP WATERMAN, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at www.desotoclerk.com, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 08 day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Begin at the Southeast corner of the North 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 21, Township 37 South, Range 24 East, DeSoto County, Florida; thence North 0 degrees 29 minutes 03 seconds East along the East line of said tract, 105.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue on the same line 110.00 feet; thence North 89 degrees 15 minutes 55 seconds West and parallel to the North line of said tract, 396.04 feet; thence South 0 degrees 29 minutes 03 seconds West 110.00 feet; thence 89 degrees 15 minutes 55 seconds East, 396.04 feet to the Point of Beginning, less Right of Way to SR 551 along the East side. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Arcadia, DESOTO COUNTY, Florida, this 23rd day of August, 2013. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of said Circuit Court By:/s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Ph: 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 9/5/13 & 9/12/13 336737 2935859 ARE YOU ONLINE? INCREASE YOUR EXPOSURE! Add your internet address to your ad for a little extra! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2012-CA-000815 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC., Plaintiff, vs. STEPHANIE NEWMARCH AND CHRISTOPHER PARKER, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 11, 2013 and entered in 2012-CA-000815 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC., is the Plaintiff and STEPHANIE NEWMARCH; CHRISTOPHER PARKER; HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) are the Defendant(s). Mitzie McGavic as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the South Door 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 AM on October 1, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 18, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY ALONG THE NORTH SIDE. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 19th day of August, 2013. Mitzie McGavic As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ N. DaughtreyAs Deputy Clerk IMPORT ANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance: Please contact DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. Telephone: (863) 993-4876. At least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. Submitted by: Robertson, Anschutz & Schneid, P.L., Attorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 T elephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-241-9181 Published 9/12/13 & 9/19/13 331723 2938082 NOTICE OF MEETING3126 The DeSoto County High School, School Advisory Council will hold its first meeting on Thursday, Sept. 12th, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in r oom #213 at the high school. We encourage all SAC members to attend and cordially invite the public to attend as well. Published 9/11/13, 9/12/13 103762 2937875 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 142012CA000789CAAXMA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. LORI GARZA BELLEZA, et al Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE RE-NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale filed August 24, 2013 and entered in Case No. 142012CA000789CAAXMA of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DE SOTO COUNTY, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and LORI GARZA BELLEZA, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 AM at www.desotoclerk.com, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 08 day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Lis Pendens, to wit: Lot 62 of ORANGE PARK ESTATES, an unrecorded plat also being described as: Begin at the SE corner of the NE 1/4 of the NW 1/4 of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 25 East; thence South 89 degrees 58 minutes West along the South line of said tract 340.56 feet to P.O.B.; thence continue along same line 87.78 feet; thence North 140.33 feet; thence North 89 degrees 54 minutes 30 seconds East 87.78 feet; and thence South 140.42 feet to the P.O.B.Lot 63 of ORANGE P ARK ESTATES, an unrecorded plat also being described as: Begin at the SE corner of the NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 25 East; thence S 89 degrees 58 minutes West along South line of said tract, 252.78 feet to P.O.B.; thence continue same line 87.78 feet; thence North 140.42 feet; thence N 89 degrees 54 minutes 20 seconds E, 87.78 feet; thence South 140.52 feet to P.O.B. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Arcadia, DESOTO COUNTY, Florida, this 23rd day of August, 2013. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Road Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 Ph:954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, Serving De.Soww County since 1587"ARcADIANa aLI-11 LWI-114 Loll,IiiC' ri ; .Ia .Yw-__ a

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 NOTICE OFSALE3130 at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least 7 days before y our scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon re ceiving this notification if t he time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or v oice impaired, call 711. Published 9/5/13 & 9/12/13 336737 2935608 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.14-2012-CA-000805 Division02 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. MARY E. SIMMONS A/K/A MARY SIMMONS, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND UNKNOWN TENA NTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on August 27, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, The Clerk of the Court will sell the property situated in Desoto County, Florida described as: LOT 4, ORANGE HEIGHTS SUBDIV ISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 81. TOGETHER W ITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 SCTB DOUBLEWID MOBILE HOME MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) SBHGA 1160601691A & B PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID PROPERTY A S EVIDENCED BY REAL PROPERTY STICKERS 12332251 AND 12332252 RESPECTIVELY. and commonly known as: 2317 SW HILLSBOROUGH AVE, ARCADIA, FL 34266; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on front steps of the DeSoto County Courthouse, on October 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 3rd day of September, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Mitzie W. McGavic By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 9/12/13 & 9/19/13 101348 2937889 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given, that we will sell or otherwise dispose of the contents of the following 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 70W110 John W. Gant Household Goods 70W131 Sue C. Rivers The above 2 unit(s) are located @ 4599 NW Hwy 70, Arcadia, FL 34266 NS041 Kary M. Durrance Household Goods The above 1 unit(s) is located @ 4981 SW Hwy 17, Arcadia, FL 34266 17N006 Beatrice D Evan Household Goods 17N032 Sanjuana Calderon Household Goods The above 2 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, September 23, 2013. Units will be sold to the highest bidder. Open door sale, cash only. A cleaning deposit will be taken. (863) 9932220. Published 9/12/13 & 9/19/13 222020 2937920 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013CA000200AXMA CIVIL DIVISION Branch Banking And Trust Company, a North Carolina banking corporation, Plaintiff, NOTICE OFSALE3130 v. Ali R. Shahin, an individual; John Doe as Unknown Tenant #1; John Doe as Unknown Tenant #2; and Any And All Others Claiming By, Through Or Under Said Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure entered on April 29, 2013 and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on August 21, 2013, the Clerk of this Court will sell the following described property situated in DeSoto County, Florida: Lot 3 and that part of Lot 4, BEGINNING at the Northwesterly corner of said Lot 4; thence run East on the Northerly boundary of Lot 4, fifty (50) feet; thence Southerly to a point on the South boundary of Lot 4, seventy-five (75) feet East of the Southwest corner of said Lot 4; thence Westerly seventy-five (75) feet along South boundary of said Lot 4 to the Southwest corner of said Lot 4; thence North one hundred and eighty (180) feet (more or less) on the Westerly boundary of said Lot 4 to the POINT OF BEGINNING. All lying and being in ELLER & TURNER ESTATES, FIRST ADDITION, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 79, of the public records of DeSoto County, Florida. to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, beginning at 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, on October 10, 2013. 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 DATE: August 26, 2013 s/ J. Marshall Moorhead J. Marshall Moorhead, Esq. Florida Bar No. 36274 Primary: Marshall.Moorhead@arlaw.comSecondary: Tanya.Yatsco@arlaw.com Secondary: Beverly.Snider@arlaw.com ADAMS AND REESE LLP 150 Second Avenue North, Suite 1700 St. Petersburg, FL 33701 T elephone: (727) 502-8221 Facsimile: (727) 502-8921 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance: Please contact DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. Telephone: (863) 993-4876. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. Published 9/5/13 & 9/12/13 336737 2935608 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013-CA-000298 IBERIABANK, successor in interest to CENTURY BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, v. WHITFIELD INVESTMENT COMPANY and COASTAL FINANCIAL PARTNERS, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered September 4, 2013, in Case Number 13 CA 298, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, the clerk shall offer for sale the property, situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: The North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida, less road right-of-way. T ogether with: The South 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 and the North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida. T ogether with: That part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the SouthNOTICE OFSALE3130 east 1/4 of Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida, lying East of SE Townsend Avenue. (collectively hereinafter the Real Property, Mortgaged Property, Land or Premises) T ogether with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments, appurtenances, privileges, rights, interests dower, reversions, remainders and easements thereunto appertaining. Together with all of the following, referred to as the (Mortgaged Property): A. All structures and improvements on the Property. B. All right, title and interest to the minerals, soil, flowers, shrubs, crops, trees, timber, emblements and other products on, under or above the Real Property, or any part or parcel thereof. C. All of Mortgagors right, title, interest and privileges arising under all contracts and permits entered into or obtained in connection with the development or operation of the Real Property, including by way of example and not in limitation: all development and construction permits, approvals, resolutions, variances, licenses, and franchises granted by municipal, county, state and federal governmental authorities, or any of their respective agencies; all architectural, engineering, and construction contracts; all drawings, plans, specifications and plats; and all contracts and agreements for the furnishing of utilities. D. All of Mortgagors interest in all utility security deposits or bonds deposited in connection with the Real Property. E. All of Mortgagors interest as lessor in and to all leases or r ental arrangements affecting all or any part of the Real Property and all other rents and profits derived from the Real Property, all income or proceeds from development of or economic activity upon any part of the Real Property. F. All of Mortgagors interest in and to any and all contracts and agreements for the sale of the Real Property, or any part thereof or any interest therein, all interest in and right to earnest money deposits made upon such contracts and agreements. G. All land improvements to and upon the Real Property, including water, sanitary and storm sewer systems, and all related equipment and appurtenances thereto, located in, upon, over or under the Real Property. H. All machinery, apparatus, equipment, fittings, and fixtures, whether actually or constructively attached to the Real Property, and all trade, domestic, and ornamental fixtures and articles of personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever located in, upon, over or under the Real Property, or any part thereof, and used or usable in connection with any operation or development of the Real Property, and owned or acquired, including by way of example and not in limitation: heating, air conditioning, freezing, lighting, laundry, incinerating, and power equipment, engines, pipes, wells, water filtering systems and softening devices, water heaters, pumps, tanks, and motors; all swimming pools and appurtenances thereto; all electrical and plumbing installations; all furniture, furnishings, wall and floor coverings, blinds, elevators, appliances, television antennas and cables, storm and screen windows and doors, and lighting fixtures; all building materials and equipment delivered to the Real Property or stored at an off-site location which are intended to be installed on the Real Property. I. All right, title and interest in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing, or to accrue under any and all insurance policies which covers all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; all payments received under warranties applicable to all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; and any other amounts r eceived in satisfaction of claims for defects in all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property. T ogether with all leases and other tenant arrangements which may affect all or any portion of the property and all rents, income and profits arising from the Lease(s) and any and all other r ents, income or profits for the NOTICE OFSALE3130 use and occupancy of the Property by any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity from whatever source derived. T ogether with all the third party contract rights, security deposits, r ents, revenues of any kind or nature, issues, profits and insurance proceeds arising from the Property, all leases affecting the Property and all contracts and contract rights relative to the sale of any portion of the Property. T ogether with All machinery, apparatus, equipment, fittings, fixtures, whether actually or constructively attached to the Property and including all trade, domestic and ornamental fixtures and articles of personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever located in, upon or under the Property including but not limited to all heating, air conditioning, freezing, lighting, laundry, incinerating and power equipment, engines, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conduits, switchboards, plumbing, lifting, cleaning, fire prevention, fire extinguishing, r efrigerating, ventilating and communications apparatus, boilers, ranges, furnaces, oil burners or units thereof, appliances, air-cooling and air-conditioning apparatus, vacuum cleaning systems, elevators, escalators, shades, awnings, screens, storm doors and windows, stoves, wall beds, r efrigerators, attached cabinets, partitions, ducts and compressors, rugs and carpets, draperies, furniture and furnishings, together with all building materials and equipment delivered to the Property and intended to be installed therein, including but not limited to lumber, plaster, cement, shingles, roofing, plumbing, fixtures, pipe, lath, wall board, cabinets, nails, sinks, toilets, furnaces, heaters, brick, tile, water heaters, screens, window frames, glass doors, flooring, paint, lighting fixtures, and unattached refrigerating, cooking, heating and ventilating appliances and equipment and intangible property; together with all proceeds, additions and accessions thereto and replacements thereof, including after acquired property. All of the water, sanitary and storm sewer systems located in, upon or under the Property, including but not limited to all water mains, service laterals, hydrants, valves and appurtenances, and all sanitary sewer lines, including mains, laterals, manholes and appurtenances. All rights, title and interest in and to the materials, soil, flowers, shrubs, crops, tree, timber and other emblements in, upon or under the Property. All paving for streets, roads, walkways or entrance ways owned and located on the Property. All interest as lessor in and to all leases or rental arrangements of the Property, or any part thereof, made and entered into, and in and to all leases or rental arrangements made and entered into, together with all rents and payments in lieu of rents, together with any and all guaranties of such leases or rental arrangements and including all security deposits and advance rentals, and any and all assignments of r ent with respect to the Property or any part thereof. Any and all awards or payments, including interest thereon, and the right to receive the same, as a r esult of (a) the exercise or the right of eminent domain, (b) the alteration of the grade of any street, or (c) any other injury to, taking of or decrease in the value of the Property. All of the right, title and interest in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing or to accrue under any and all insurance policies provided pursuant to the terms of the security agreements, and all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to (a) the Property herein, or (b) r ents, revenues, income, profits or proceeds from leases, franchises, concessions or licenses of or on any part of the Property. All contracts and contract rights of Debtor arising from contracts entered into in connection with development, construction upon or operation of the Property, and all of Debtors right, title and interest in and to any and all governmental licenses, permits, approvals, allocations and similar matters and documents obtained in connection with said development, construction and operation NOTICE OFSALE3130 of the Property. All right, title and interest in and to any trade names, names of business or fictitious names of any kind used in conjunction with the operation of any business or endeavor located on the Property. All of Debtors interest in all utility security deposits or bonds with r espect to the Property or any part or parcel thereof. at Public Sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the south courthouse steps, Desoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 am on the 15th day of October, 2013.IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS.Dated: September 9, 2013. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP 240 South Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34230 (941) 366-6660 (941) 366-3999 facsimile Primary E-mail: cvanhise@slk-law.com Secondary E-mail: dflayler@slk-law.com Attorneys for Plaintiff By: /s/ Christian T. Van Hise Florida Bar No. 0058459 NOTICE: IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DESOTO COUNTY JURY OFFICE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, (863)9934876, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS DOCUMENT; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. C a s h i n w i t h C l a s s T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that TC T AMPA 1, LLC; PNC CUS TC T AMPA 1, LLC 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: 1779 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-34-TD Description of Property: LOTS 1 THROUGH 4, INCLUSIVE, WAY AND MCCHESNEYS ADDITION TO ARCADIA FLORIDA, 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 2, PAGE 140, LESS ADDITIONAL RIGHT-OF-WAY TO DESOTO COUNTY FOR HARGRAVE STREET AS RECORDED IN OR BOOK 356, PAGE 892, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Names in which assessed: CLAUDIO & MARIA BECERRA 8507 S US HWY 17 ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33980 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. 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 OCTOBER 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 3RD day of SEPTEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 9/12/13, 9/19/13, 9/26/13, 10/3/13 112132 2937904 OTHER NOTICES3138 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTING NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS The City of Arcadia, Florida (the City) hereby provides notice, pursuant to section 197.3632(3)(a), Florida Statutes, of its intent to use the uniform method of collecting non-ad valorem special assessments to be levied within the Incorporated area of the City, for the cost of providing fire and stormwater services commencing for the Fiscal Y ear beginning on October 1, 2014 and continuing until discontinued by the City. The City will consider the adoption of a resolution electing to use the uniform method of collecting such assessments authorized by section 197.3632, Florida Statutes, at a public hearing to be held at 6:00 p.m. on October 1, 2013 at the Council Chambers, 23 N. Polk Avenue, Arcadia, Florida. Such r esolution will state the need for the levy and will contain a legal description of the boundaries of the real property subject to the levy. Copies of the proposed form of resolution, which contains the legal description of the real property subject to the levy, are on file at the Clerks office, City Hall, 23 N. Polk Avenue, Arcadia, Florida. All interested persons are invited to attend. In the event any person decides to appeal any decision by the City with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the r esolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed and in such an event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact the City Clerk at (863) 494-4114 at least a week prior to the date of the hearing. DATED this 23rd day of August, 2013. By Order of: Gia Lancaster, City Clerk CITY OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA Published 9/5/13, 9/12/13, 9/19/13 & 9/26/13 114862 2932018 ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 SAT SEPT 14TH 10 am? Liquidation Estate Auction Everything will be sold to th e highest bidder. 6 Parker Av e South. View items at auc tionzip.com. 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The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian grass and other low-growing plants. Gophers play an important role in spreading seeds and eat more than 250 different plants. Because so many other species depend on the gopher, they are considered a keystone species meaning other species may decline if the gopher population shrinks. Gophers typically are found in open high pasture areas, but they will also live in wetter areas such as river oodplains. They may sense ooding danger and move to higher ground; however, we once found three tortoise shells in a low area where they may have been trapped by ood waters. They are also reported to have a keen ability to detect smoke, and will burrow deep during a forest re. Adult gophers are about one foot long and may weigh nearly 30 pounds. They reach sexual maturity at about 12 to 15 years, and may live as long as 80 years. Mating takes place in early spring. In case youve wondered how tortoises mate, the male plastron (lower shell) is concave so that he doesnt slide off the female. The female digs a shallow nest near her burrow and deposits 4 to 7 round eggs about the size of a ping-pong ball. Eggs hatch 80 to 90 days later. The young hatchlings are about 2 inches long and look like exact replicas of the adult, except they are a bright golden yellow and brown. At this stage they are very vulnerable. Lawn mowers, raccoons, dogs, cats and children are the biggest threats. They only grow about of an inch per year. Young gophers begin digging their own burrow within a few days, but may winter in the burrow of an adult gopher. The gopher tortoise is on the Endangered Species List and is categorized as a Threatened Species. In the past tortoises were killed for food, or by people trying to kill rattlesnakes that are found in gopher burrows. It is illegal to disturb either the tortoise or its burrow. By law, a permit must be obtained and gopher tortoises must be relocated before any land clearing is done. It is permissible to move a tortoise that is in danger, such as one seen crossing a highway, but only carry it across the road in the direction it is traveling and watch until it is a safe distance from the road. Do not ever put a tortoise in water and do not attempt to relocate a tortoise. Some populations harbor an infectious respiratory disease, and moving an infected tortoise to a new area may endanger other tortoises. Should you have a tortoise burrow in your yard, consider yourself very lucky. It is not necessary to feed the tortoise, and it is not recommended. Once the tortoise is used to your presence it will go about its business and let you observe it. Horse owners often worry that a horse may stumble in the burrow and break a leg. Determine the direction the burrow runs and then without disturbing the burrow place posts about six feet from the burrow opening and attach woven wire fencing so that the bottom is about a foot off the ground. Tortoises are often portrayed as easy-going, nonchalant and steady. They may be threatened, but wed bet on the gopher to survive longer than mankind.TORTOISEFROM PAGE 18 PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (ANDREA WESTMORELAND)Gopher tortoises mate in early spring. In case youve wondered how tortoises mate, the male plastron (lower shell) is concave so that he doesnt slide o the female. Fast start for BulldogsThe Bulldogs got on the board rst as defensive lineman Chace Higgins put a big paw up into the quarterbacks face and deected a pass on the rst drive of the game. Linebacker and running back Terrell Gordon picked the ball out of the air and the big senior rambled 60 yards to the end zone. After Tysons touchdown run, Tony Lee caught a 63-yard touchdown pass with 1:21 left in the rst half. Quarterback Kari Williams threw a laser that Lee caught in full stride for the score. The Bulldogs led at the half 20-14. Williams, who again had a good game with 200 yards in total offense, stretched the lead to 14 points with a one-yard keeper and Richardsons two-point conversion run. The Lightning scored the next three times to pull ahead 35-28 and set up the nal Bulldog score. With just 1:22 left in the game, Williams found Tajahs Jackson on a 17-yard scoring strike to make the score 35-34. There wasnt much thought about kicking the extra point to tie the game. The DeSoto County coaching staff chose to either win the game or lose it on one play. They made the right call as they put the ball into the hands of their leading rusher Gordon. There was no stopping Gordon as he hit the right side and pushed the pile of tacklers into the end zone to give the Dawgs the 36-35 lead and set up Richardsons last-second heroics. It was an unusual game right from the start. It was postponed from Friday night due to a constant barrage of lightning in the Fort Myers area and was rescheduled for Saturday morning. Playing in the early morning heat affected both teams. DeSoto only had 24 players dressed for the game compared to Lehighs 44. Big defensive tackle Deionte Turner came out of the game and nearly passed out. Not only was it hot but Turner hadnt eaten breakfast that morning. I wanted to make sure I got to the school before the bus left at 8 a.m. and didnt have time to eat, he said. After a ten-minute break, big Juice went back into the game. After the game he said, I learned a lesson today: eat rst. Oscar The Cuban Assassin Alfonso left the game early with a badly bruised left index nger. The doctor reports its not broken, but he has to miss practice this week but may be able to play tomorrow night. Caleb Blackwood took a hard shot to his knee and missed much of the nal quarter. The extent of his injuries are not known at this time. Richardson was dragging his leg as he left the eld due to a badly sprained ankle from the last play of the game. Several players went down with cramps, two players were suspended for the rst half due to breaking a team rule while another missed the entire game for a team infraction. Machale Harville and Andre Jones were both sick and didnt make the trip. Senior lineman Austin Tompkins has missed the entire season due to a knee injury but hopes to be back in action in two weeks. With a shrunken roster, DeSoto Coach Matt Egloff was short on options when it came to substitutions. When a player dragged himself off the eld, Egloff looked to his bench and asked, Who do I have? The bench looked like the famous revolutionary war painting with the drummer, fe player and agman covered with bandages and limping into war. Coaches talk about leaving it all on the eld and the Bulldogs did. Their conditioning was essential as many players played both ways and on special teams. The fatigued players were barely able to pull off their jerseys in the locker room. They rested against the lockers as they tried to muster enough strength to walk to the bus. But they were smiling, they won the game. They had been through a war together, battled with everything they had and left it all on the eld. The game against East Lee County starts at 7 p.m. It can be heard on WFLN 1480 am as Joe Gallimore and Big Daddy Knapp bring you all of the action with play-by-play and color commentary.BULLDOGSFROM PAGE 12I asked assistant coach Richard Koonce if his team liked to play in bad weather. With a surprised look on his face he asked what I meant. Last week you played the Thunder (Lake Region) and this week you play the Lightning (Lehigh). In two weeks you play the Tornadoes (Booker). Are you going to schedule a game against the Miami Hurricanes for your bye week? After his team had given up 429 yards on defense and the Lightning had run roughshod through the defensive line, DeSoto Coach Matt Egloff said, We sure didnt win this game because of our defense. Tajahs Jackson and Nirion Washington missed the rst half of the game because they skipped practice on Monday. After apologizing to the team for letting them down they sat ner vously on the bench for the rst half. Jackson looked at his worn out and battered teammates and told Washington, When we get in there wed better light it (scoreboard) up. Jackson caught the game winning touchdown. He also is the fastest player on the team, and outran and tackled a eet-footed ball carrier as he appeared to be going into the end zone in the third quarter. After the postgame tongue lashing Kari Williams gave his teammates last week he said, There was no playing around this week, they worked! Offensive coordinator Bumper Hay called an excellent game. Being caught up in the emotion of the game and after running up and down the sidelines in the heat all game long, he leaned against two players in the postgame huddle and struggled to softly whisper. Being a tight score like this and it being so hot was so exhausting. Zach Beeles on what it felt to drop an easy interception that could have wrapped up the victory before Dequan Richardsons interception. It gives you an angry, empty feeling in your stomach knowing that could have been it, especially if something else would have happened. (Beeles couldnt even say the words, if they would have scored.) When the Bulldogs fell behind late in the fourth period, Kari Williams described his feelings about the game winning touchdown pass to Tajahs Jackson. I just said I hope we get the ball back I know we can win it. Their safety was biting on the slant all day. I told Taj just go around him. When he (safety) took one step I said Oh I got him, I got him. | SIDELINE CHATTER ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County quarterback Kari Williams picks up a rst down on this second quarter run. Williams passed for 165 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 35 yards and a touchdown in the 36-35 Bulldog win. Rayshawn Stroman (left), and Stefan Thumpa Williams congratulate Terrell Gordon after scoring the winning two-point conversion in the 36-35 win over Lehigh September 7. PMRas> t Cr f-J t a

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 50457019 Passed away September 3, 2013 Born December 20, 1943 Passed away September 3, 2013 Born December 20, 1943 A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 14 at 11:00 am A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 14 at 11:00 am on the Peace RIver at the DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park. on the Peace RIver at the DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park. Immediately following the memorial, there will be a celebration of life Immediately following the memorial, there will be a celebration of life at the Arcadia Rodeo grounds located at 124 Heard St., Arcadia. at the Arcadia Rodeo grounds located at 124 Heard St., Arcadia. In lieu of flowers please bring a covered dish. In lieu of flowers please bring a covered dish. Remembering Ellis Hudson Remembering Ellis Hudson Ellis (Butch) Eli Hudson Ellis (Butch) Eli Hudson arm A44Ilg1I I srT. 1 rJ8ilkeflr-tea`' r ._\ ?`'>OAF.+. -.>vA 'rAjoit 1 Y'S 41J .'1 r }rig 'iIllfskyy1 -O K sh n.T.

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The Sun / Thursday, September 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian The DeSoto County Chamber recently announced the nominees who were selected for its Leadership Desoto Class V. They are Jamie Atherton of Eugene E. Waldron Jr. P.A., Bryan Backer of Bethel Farms, John Black of Photeke, Myron Carlton of Carlton Construction, Ashley Coone of the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, Andrew Crites of Turner Realty, Cheryl Dicks of Geo Care, Michelle Fields of First State Bank, Esperanza Garza of South Florida State College, Debra Harrison of AgServices, Kristie Popa of the UF/IFAS DeSoto Extension, James Potter of the Florida Highway Patrol, Lorel Reinstrom of the DeSoto County Library, Lynn Shelfer of Joshua Citrus, Nelson Stephenson of DeSoto County High School, Ashley Utter of Bethel Farms, Tim Vowels of McDonalds, Peggy Waters of DeSoto County, Ken Willis of Heartland Workforce and Robert Womack of Womack Sanitation. Leadership DeSoto is a program through the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce which seeks to educate, challenge and develop 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 kicked off with an ice-breaker on Sept. 5. Class members will meet monthly for sessions on various topics and organizations in and around DeSoto County. The program ends in May with a graduation ceremony. New Leadership class embarks on learning adventurePROVIDED BY DESOTO CHAMBER ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, countrylocals@gmail.com COMPUTER SERVICES Arcadia, FL 34265 Ph: (863) 491-0497 www.pcsolutionsco.com mike@pcsolutionsco.com Computer Service & Repairs, Sales And Networking P.C. SOLUTIONS Mobile Business Service Microsoft Partner Dell Registered Partner 863-491-0497 Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Bowling Green, FL 33834 Sat. 8-12 Pro Turf Lawn Care Lawn Maintenance, Mulch Installation, Irrigation Repair, Free Estimates Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured Arcadia, FL 34266 (863) 990-7774 LAWN CARE AUTOMOTIVE Performance Automotive Total Car & Light Truck ServiceF R E E F r o n t E n d I n s p e c t i o n FREE Front-End Inspection 505 S. Brevard Ave., Arcadia 863-491-8500 WE OFFER 4-WHEEL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT AND WE WONT STEER YOU WRONG! Complete computer capabilities on all vehicles ADVERTISE HERE! for only $12.00 a week! Contact Tami at 494-2434 for more information STORAGE COMMUNICATIONS PHILS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE Domestic/Foreign Tires Brakes A/C Repair Wheel Alignment Computer/Electrical Diagnostics Cooling Systems Steering & Suspensions 3193 NE Hwy 17 Arcadia 863-993-1141 #1 two years running! GLASS Your Hometown Furniture Store Quality Furniture at Affordable Prices! BEST PRICES ANYWHERE! 126 S. Parker Ave. (1Blk S Moose Club) Thur-Sun 10am-6pm FURNITURE Have the Arcadian delivered to your home every Thursday morning for one year FREE!! Call: 863-494-2434 Email: Jackie Bierman jbierman@sun-herald.com 50457013 We re at Your e r viceC J `oyp7pp p Tp / p F 11CIA1J.: /VJTHORIZE0 RETAJL1 iTQXQAII/0Ir AF1mHecly )' ? .Y.DESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC.135 N. Volusia Ave. / Arcadia, Florida 34266All Phases of Glass WorkCOMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAIL'I v MOBILE AUTO GLASSWe come to you!(863) 494-2683Ron & Lorrie Collins 24-Hour EmergencyCall for move in specialsFlea Market Every Saturday "Serving DeSoto County since 1887"24 hour AccessSECURED Hwy 17 North of Arcadia RCADIANPUBLIC STORAGE 83-993-1355

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