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Title:
The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, September 19, 2013 24 pages / 50 centsGARDEN CLUB RESUMESThe Arcadia Garden Club is ready to tackle the new season.PAGE 11 A section of the SunINSIDE Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Family Album .........10 Sports ...............13 Agriculture ...........18 Bulldog Page .........24 YOU CAN HELP: Jackie Angelico awaits double-lung transplant .......................................... 5 HUDSON REMEMBERED: Family, friends remember long-time friend ....................................... 12 ICE CREAM SOCIAL: Come downtown Saturday for an old-fashioned ice cream social ..................... 21 The recent termination of two long-time city employees led to a tense and sometimes bizarre backand-forth between employees and council members during Tuesdays city council meeting. The issue rose near the close of the city council meeting, when former General Services Director Steve Underwood spoke to the board on his and former Public Works employ ee Jerry Cordes recent terminations from the city. Public Works director Catherine Miller fired Underwood, a 24-year Arcadia employee, for various disciplinary infractions, according to personnel reports. These included insubordination and having his sons vehicle fixed at the city garage by city staff. Cordes, who was hired by the city in 1996, was cited for failing to follow directions, not completing proper work on city projects, burning plastic and other material to burn in a pit, and violating the citys on-call policy, among others. Underwood defended himself to the council, saying he had been targeted by Miller since she was first hired by City Administrator Judith Jankosky. Ive worked here through four administrators with no problems until Ms. Miller came on the scene, he said. Ive been written up nine times since her arrival, and I wasnt made aware of most of them until the day of my termination. If anyone has an issue with me then they need to come to me and prove it with evidence. They need to show me what I did wrong so that I have a chance to fix it, and if Ive been such a bad employee, why havent any of the previous administrators informed me? How am I supposed to correct any problems when I wasnt even aware of them in the first place? Mayor Keith Keene told Underwood it wasnt the councils place to deal with personnel matters, and that Underwood should go through the citys appeals process.City staff fume over firingsBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR FUME | 2 The Dawgs are back in townPHOTO BY DANA CLAUSINGTerrell Gordon rushed for 255 yards and two touchdowns as the DeSoto Bulldogs rolled over East Lee County 47-28 in the Dawgs home opener Sept. 13. To read about the game turn to page 13. ARCADIA Former Arcadia City Marshal Charles Junior Lee was arrested Wednesday on three felony counts, accused of writing checks from the Arcadia Police Department to himself for $151,100. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement charged Lee, 47, on one count of organized scheme to defraud (greater than $50,000), one count of grand theft (over $100,000) and one count of ofcial misconduct, according to an FDLE press release issued Wednesday. Lee resigned his position as City Marshal on May 20 during a nancial audit. By not giving notice of his resignation, he forfeited any benets to which might have otherwise been entitled. FDLE agents from the Sebring Field Ofce began their investigation May 21 at the request of the city of Arcadia. The investigation began after then-Assistant City Marshal Matthew Anderson discovered suspicious transactions involving checks Lee had written, according to an FDLE press release. (The Arcadia City Council later appointed Anderson to ll out Lees remaining term.) These checks were made payable to Lee from three police department checking accounts, the FDLE reported. On May 21, state agents executed a search warrant at Lees former ofce at the police department. Investigators examined the checkbooks and found that information on the receipts and checks did not match, the FDLE reported. In addition, agents found several completed checks which had not yet been issued and were backdated to 2011 and 2012, the release states. Investigators believe that checks were backdated in an effort to cover up fraud. Investigators reviewed bank records and learned that between 2006 and 2011, Lee wrote 207 checks to himself from the police department checking accounts, totaling $151,100, the Former Marshal Lee arrested for theft, fraudBy SUSAN HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR LEEARRESTED | 21 Rc il 1) I ANPOW\a dltir Jigloo7 @'05252"516216

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 Councilwoman Alice Frierson, however, was quick to come to Underwoods defense, saying it was disturbing to see long-term employ ees being let go by the city. Weve had too many long-term employees who have been forced to retire or be terminated, she said. The appeals process seems fruitless to me, since the first person you must appeal to is the one who fired you. I also believe there are more fir ings coming; I think (Jankosky) has a list of people she wants gone. Councilman Bob Heine agreed with Frierson, and choked back tears as he expressed his disgust with the recent terminations. It smells to high heaven around here! Heine exclaimed. If he aint hired back, I guarantee you he needs to get a good lawyer and sue the hell out of every one of them! Councilman Bob Allen also expressed his frustration with the firing process, saying he felt the employees were treated unfairly. In my opinion, city employees need to have better representation, I am not happy with how this process occurred.Firings justified?Councilman Joe Fink was not as sympathetic. He said he had actually read the employees personnel files, and saw no wrongdoing by Jankosky or Miller in terms of following the proper termination procedures. Besides myself, the only other council member who has actually read the files was Councilwoman Frierson, and I dont know what shes looking at, but I dont see any evidence that this was done by error or vendetta, he said. Judi (Jankosky) has the final say when it comes to hiring and firing around here, and this council has already made it clear in the personnel manual that we are not to get involved in individual hiring and firing. Fink then cautioned Allen, Frierson and Heine to reconsider any thoughts of firing Jankosky just to enable the firing of Miller. A little over a year ago this council spent $25,000 to get rid of former administrator Lawrence Miller, Fink said. It would cost the council a minimum of that amount this time, and we would find ourselves in far more hot water if we did the same thing here. After reviewing these documents, I dont feel our administrator has done anything wrong, and if the three of you do, where exactly are you getting your infor mation from? Apparently you all have already made up your minds, but wheres the justification in doing this? Frierson responded, Miller was hired on June 25 and Steve was written up on June 27. There should be some kind of honeymoon period there. According to Underwoods per sonnel file, on June 27 he was cited for having his sons car repaired at the city garage by city employees, a violation of city rules and state statutes. Parks employee Jeannie Raines addressed the board, accusing Miller of being cold-hearted and mean to city employees. At one point when I was having my home foreclosed on, I went to her and asked her for help, she said. Not necessarily monetary assistance, but I asked if there was anything she could do. She simply told me to go apply for assistance. I have too much pride to do that, and what kind of person suggests you apply for assistance in a situation like that? Raines said she considered Cordes her boss, not Miller, and said it made her sick he was ter minated. Ill do anything for my Big Daddy(Cordes); as far as Im concerned hes the only person I need to answer to, she said. Ive had conversations about this with my shrink, and hes helped me to keep my composure. Were supposed to follow the chain of command, but how would you like to confront that? I want action by this council tonight, and I want those employees reinstated effective tomorrow. Keene then asked City Attorney T.J. Wohl if the council could act on any of the personnel moves, and Wohl strongly suggested the city consult with its employment law attorney before moving forward. This is an issue you need to be very careful with, and thats why the city has an employment attorney on retainer, Wohl said. You need to get their legal opinion before you move forward on anything. Frierson said she wanted the city to meet with the attorney as soon as possible, as the terminated employ ees would be without wages and benefits in the meantime. By all means, lets make this our priority so we can take action on it, she said. Keene then told the council the issue would be placed on the agenda for the citys Oct. 1 meeting.Millage rate increasedIn other business, the council gave final approval for the 2013/14 city budget. In a unanimous vote, the council choose to accept a millage rate of 8.6694, a slight increase from the current rate of 8.5859. One mill equals $1 of tax on every $1,000 of taxable value. The finalized rate is 1.33 percent lower than the citys rollback rate of 8.7867. After the reading of the resolution to formally accept the millage rate, there was no discussion from council before quickly moving to vote on the issue. The council also approved the final 2013/14 budget, which totaled $11,006,041. Fink again expressed his opposition to the budget numbers, citing his previous concerns over the expanding budget and the small amount of funds being placed into reserves. After Fink spoke, the council voted 4-1 to approve the budget, with Fink casting the lone dissenting vote.Prayer policyWohl updated the council on the status of the proposed prayer policy the board is considering. He noted he was working with City Clerk Gia Lancaster to continue seeking input from religious leaders across DeSoto County on changes that could be made to the policy. City resident Beth Carston asked council to reconsider implementing any policy. A prayer policy is something that just doesnt fit Arcadia, she said. We really are a God-fearing city. All the meetings I attend around town start with a prayer. What really bothers me is the idea that a council member wont be allowed to lead a prayer. Thats a real problem in my opinion, and I ask that this council seriously reconsider adopting this policy.Locals onlyIn other business, City Marshal Matt Anderson said despite infor mation being spread across town, the Arcadia Police Department does not allow officers who live outside the city to take their patrol cars home. I just want to set the record straight, anyone who has seen an APD vehicle in Sebring or Sarasota should know those vehicles are only there for official business, he said. Whether it be special training or other approved purposes, any patrol vehicles operated outside the county are not being utilized for personal use, I can assure everyone here of that. Anderson also noted the department had received a $13,000 check from an anonymous donor for the purchase of new ballistic vests for APD officers. These are expensive vests, and we are honored FUMEFROM PAGE 1During Tuesdays meeting, several people spoke about the recent firing of two longtime city employees, Jerry Cordes and Steve Underwood. Yet only two of the five city council members, Joe Fink and Alice Frierson, said they had read their personnel files. The Arcadian has obtained copies of their files. Below is a summary of the incidents and reasons relevent to their termination. Jerry Cordes Former Public Works employee hired in 1996 Oct. 3, 2008: Cordes was placed on probation for three months with a 5 percent salary reduction because he reportedly found a roll of vinyl flooring near a curb. Cordes said it looked as though it fell from a delivery truck and he tried to find the owner, then put it in his city vehicle, transferring it to his own vehicle later and took it home. The vinyl was not lost, but had been delivered to an address by Badcock Furniture. The file notes Cordes should have reported it to police. Several accident reports are noted in Cordes file (Dec., 1997, backed into an electrical pole, possibly due to mechanical failure/brake lockup; March 2000, struck power pole causing it to fall in the street; Oct. 2001, while Cordes was driving garbage truck, his helper apparently fell off; May 2007, pulled garbage truck away from stop, struck passenger car that was in his blind spot. April 2010: Cordes was cited for selling scrap metals from the livestock market that was being torn down. When it occurred again, he was suspended for three days. April 2010: It was learned some city workers were driving vehicles they were not properly licensed for (CDLs). Cordes said these employees had been driving those vehicles for years but he was directed to reassign drivers properly until they could obtain the needed endorsements. June 28, 2013: Outline of corrective action plan for Cordes, includes improvements in time management, communication with staff (Talk to them as adults and he as a supervisor and not as a father figure, AKA Big Daddy), and need to follow through with projects. Aug. 8, 2013: Memo outlines issues with employees taking unused vacation days at the end of the fiscal year without proper planning to staff those vacancies; Jerry has been told several times about our procedures and chooses not to follow them. Aug. 13, 2013: Cordes cited for not following up | A CLOSER LOOKCLOSER LOOK | 21 and humbled that someone provided us with the funds to help protect our officers, he said.Flood zonesThe council unanimously approved the second readings of two ordinances. The first adopts new flood hazard maps, procedures and criteria for development in flood hazard areas, and amends some of the citys building code in regards to flood hazards. The second ordinance updates certain definitions and other procedural matters for the police and firefighters retirement program. The move is necessary to stay in compliance with changes made at the state level. 50457020 NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP The Board of County Commissioners of DeSoto County, Florida will hold a Public Workshop on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 9:00 AM or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room 103, Administration Building, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida to discuss two issues: 1. Employee and Retiree Insurance Benefits and 2. Bonding for County Construction Projects. If special accommodations are required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals should contact the County Administrators Office by calling 863-993-4800 at least forty-eight hours prior to the meeting. 50457027 Fruit Harvest Workers Needed DeSoto Harvesting Inc. 1518 NW Eucalyptus, Arcadia, FL 3426 6 Is seeking 71 temporary Farm Workers to harvest citrus and miscellaneous grove work, from November 15, 2013 until June 15, 2014. During the harvest, workers will be paid a piece rate based on location and variety of fruit harvested. Workers doing miscellaneous grove work will be paid the adverse Effect Wage Rate. There is a guarantee of the adverse effect wage rate, which at the present date is $9.97. Job location is in Central Florida area. Employers will offer a 3/4 guarantee for the work period for each employee. Employer will provide all tools, sup plies and equipment necessary to pick fruit. Housing will be provided for individual workers outside normal commuting distance. Qualified workers will be provided transportation and subsistence expenses to the workplace, upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate. All workers interested in the job should contact the nearest One-Stop Career Center Office using job listing number FL9810779. I II

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The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian DeSoto General Manager .................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DeSOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 tjewell@sun-herald.com jbierman@sun-herald.com DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto ...............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore jgallimore@sun-herald.com Susan Hoffman shoffman@sun-herald.com Steve Bauer sbauer@sun-herald.com Tami Jewell tjewell@sun-herald.com Jackie Bierman jbierman@sun-herald.com Kyle Gallimore kgallimore@sun-herald.com DEADLINESEditorial: Monday Noon Classified & Legal Ads: Wednesday 11 a.m. Display Ads: Friday 5 p.m. (or Noon Monday for camera ready ads only) Classified & Legal Advertising 863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 jbierman@sun-herald.com ONLINE www.yoursun.net Like The Arcadian on Facebook First State Bank helps with youth programs Last week, First State Bank of Arcadia became a Community Sponsor of Links2Success by donating $1,000 to its programs. First State Banks generous donation will allow the local non-prot to implement three educational programs in 2014. These programs include the Second Leadership & Career Exploration Conference for Middle School Students, the Post Secondary Education Prep Program for High School Juniors and Seniors, and the First Year Retention Program for selected DeSoto Graduates attending South Florida State Colleges DeSoto Campus. To become a sponsor or learn more about Links2Success and its programs, contact Board President Ashley Coone at 863-990-0527 or visit the website at www.links2success.org. Shown in the photo are, from left, Tony Guidry, president of First State Bank of Arcadia, and Links2Success board members Ashley Coone, Lindsay Turner and Jaccarie Simons. PHOTO PROVIDED Kyle KC Gibson of Fort Lauderdale stopped in Arcadia this week as part of his tour of the state where he plans to run for governor. Gibson, a Tallahassee native, said he has had a lifelong aspiration to be governor of Florida, and decided the time is right for him in 2014. He led his preliminary paperwork, he said, in 2010, the day Gov. Rick Scott was sworn in. He plans to run as an Independent. Gibson, formerly an elementary school teacher, is focusing on a platform to improve education in Florida. The state wants to cut Head Start and pre-kinder garten, he said, but studies show you have to invest in children at a young age for them to be successful later in school. He noted 85 percent of inmates in Florida prisons did not graduate from high school, but believes a solid education can help keep young adults out of prison and usher them into careers or higher learning. We need to get back to basics, Gibson said. We are competing with other states and countries in this global economy. He believes improving Floridas education program will also make the state more attractive for business, in part by providing a more capable work force. Gibson would also like to change the restoration of rights to convicts who have served their prison terms. Presently it takes ve to seven years just to be eligible to apply for a restoration of rights, he said, and another two or three years for it to be processed. For those who were not involved in violent crimes, he said, If someone has served their time and done everything they were required, it should not be so hard to be able to vote again. Gibson is now collecting signatures for his Candidate Petition, which can be found at http://kcin2014.com. Gibson, an avid bike rider, said he plans to ride his bicycle across the state, visiting each of Floridas 67 counties. He promised to revisit DeSoto County as part of that tour. Gibson can be reached at The Kyle KC Gibson for Governor Campaign, P.O. Box 590581 Tamarac, Fl 33359-0581, or by e-mail at kcin2014@gmail.com.Gubernatorial candidate visits ArcadiaBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR GIBSON The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation Inc. announced it has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 Reorganization proceedings. FINR entered into Chapter 11 early this year under jurisdiction of Judge Catherine Peek McEwen of the Middle District of Florida. On August 29, Judge McEwen conrmed FINRs Plan of Reorganization under the strict dictates of Title 11 of the United States Code. FINR improved its cash ow during the Chapter 11 proceedings while maintaining a high standard of care throughout their brain injury continuum under the watchful eye of the Court and pursuant to favorable reports from a court appointed ombudsman. Our successful emergence is the result of continuous team work and dedication to patients served, their family members, and the brain injury community at large, said Joseph Brennick, CEO of FINR. We have many people to thank for their unwavering support throughout this difcult period. I would like to specically recognize the entire treatment team for their medical and clinical leadership, and their dedication to client care. FINR is a national leader in the evaluation and rehabilitative treatment of survivors of traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries. FINRs employees are recognized experts in the treatment of the most difcult traumatic brain injury cases. Assisting FINR through the complex path of reorganization was attorney Craig I. Kelley of West Palm Beach, as well as Don Dorra, CPA, with assistance from attorney Edward Peterson of Tampa. FINR thanked everyone involved in this successful reorganization process which helped to preserve FINR, one of the few facilities dedicated to brain injury rehabilitation, and allowed it to maintain hundreds of jobs within the community of Wauchula. FINR expects to expand its patient services and hire additional employees over the coming year. Founded in 1992, FINR is a nationally-recognized leader in delivering high quality, clinically relevant and cost-effective brain injury rehabilitation. FINR has developed a comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation continuum of care offering specialized inpatient evaluation and treatment for both children and adults. FINRs Pediatric rehabilitation and education program is accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of Florida. For more information, visit www.nr.net.FINR emerges from Chapter 11PROVIDED B y KEVIN MERCURIPROPHETA COMMUNICATIONS 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. Strip Steak 2 Chicken Tenders 3 Roast Turkey 4 Chicken-N-Shrimp 5 Pork Chops 6 Grilled Tilapia Your choice of 2 sides, soup or salad and pudding or ice cream Add a coffee, tea or soda to both meals for $1.99 BREAKFAST SPECIALS Mon-Fri, 6AM-3PM 1 Clock Touchdown Breakfast 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 links, 2 bacon.........$4.99 2 1/2 order Biscuits & Gravy w/coffee, tea or soda.......................................$4.99 3 Country Fried Steak & Eggs 2 eggs, potato or grits & toast or biscuit..$5.99 4 Spanish or Ham-N-Cheese Omelet w/potato or grits $ toast or biscuit...$5.99 5 Bagel-N-Cream Cheese, Fruit Cup w/coffee, tea or soda..........................$4.99 ALL YOU CAN EAT FISH OR SHRIMP! Friday & Saturday Nights Choose from Fried Swai Fish, Shrimp or Tilapia Served with fries and cole slaw Add $2 for beverages including water (No sharing please) $ 7 99 SUNDAY ALL DAY Bring in your church bulletin to receive a 10% discount on your entire bill! 50457012 ULIzI II

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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 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 | OUR VIEW | GRITS & PIECES Friendships and favoritismA few weeks ago, the Arcadia City Council codified City Administrator Judith Jankoskys complete control over hiring and firing of city staff. By unanimous consensus, all five council members confirmed the administrators authority over city employees. That is pretty typical not only in government organizations but also in corporate America the board of directors does not hire or fire individual employees; they leave it to management to do so. Once the board hires the CEO, they leave it to him or her to run the day-to-day operations. But two former employees, who had been fired by Public Works Director Catherine Miller, pleaded with council members Tuesday night for their jobs. Suprisingly, three council members entertained the employ ees issues and were vocally supportive of reinstating the fired workers. Councilman Bob Heine went so far as to suggest Steve Underwood should sue the city. To us, Heines declaration is sabotage and directly contrary to an elected council members role. Voters put council members in place to watch out for their interests, including the fiscal and legal matters of the city. We know they were long-time employees and they have many friends in the community and, apparently, on council as well. But coun cil has no business putting personal friendships before their duciary duties to voters. Whats more ludicrous is that two of the three council members who spoke openly in support of the fired employees had not even seen their personnel files. (To her credit, Councilwoman Alice Frierson along with Councilman Joe Fink had actually read the documents.) How Heine and Councilman Bob Allen could support the two individuals without even knowing the details of the disciplinary incidents smacks of favoritism. Judi Jankosky has done a commendable job overall. The list of accomplishments under her tenure, such as putting a stop to decit spending and having the city run with a positive cash ow even placing something into reserves, instead of taking out are positive changes. Hiring Miller as Public Works Director was her decision as city administrator. Based on her resume, she appears to be a sound hire. Council has put its trust in Jankosky, as it must, to run the city and its staff efficiently and cost-effectively. Its not up to council to micromanage every person, whether or not they are friends: its up to Jankosky. Council has an embarrassing track record with its own employee hires over recent years: since Ken Strube retired, Jankosky is the third administrator, following Markae Rupp and Lawrence Miller, who each survived little more than a year. (And thats not counting interim administrators Shelly Baumann, Joe Fink and Jankosky.) Jankosky must be free to manage city staff as she feels best, and council needs to let the appeals process run its course. The rules in the city personnel manual, including those about appealing a termination, are there for a reason. The council has no business taking this up on their next agenda; it undermines the Administrator and sets a dangerous precedent for the future. | LETTERS TO THE EDITORGod Bless YouEditor: We live in a wonderful world, made and blessed by God. Any time we wish, we can say God bless you to someone. Any time we wish, we can say a silent prayer for someone and everyone. Any time we wish, we can give our own place on line to someone behind us in line. Any time we wish, we can make our world even more beautiful by just giving someone a smile. We live in a wonderful world, made and blessed beautifully by God, with all of us being placed in the world by God and, any time we wish, we can show the love of God for everyone, by just saying God loves you to someone. Mr. and Mrs. Gary and Grace Bordner in Arcadia and all of Community Care Family Clinic always exemplify so very beautifully, giving the love of God to everyone. Thank you to Gary and Grace and all of Community Care Family Clinic.Mary White ArcadiaMisses the POW-MIA agEditor: Today (Ed. Note: Sept. 11) I attended a well planned and rever end 911 ceremony preformed by our First Responders, At Veterans Park. It was beautiful to see the ags owing in the breeze, but where was the POW-MIA ag? Who decided to remove the POW-MIA ag and y a county ag in its place? Shame. We must always y a POW-MIA ag until they all come home. Where was the Honor Guard, the Veterans Council of Desoto County? The lack of attendance by the local veterans groups was a shame. How quickly one forgets. I for one will never forget.Mary Lyne ArcadiaEditors note: a Letter to the Editor, submitted by Joey Suggs, ran in the Sept. 12, 2013 issue of the Arcadian but was incomplete. That letter is reprinted in its entirety in issue. In honor of the simple tomatoEditors Note: The last part of Lukes column was inadvertently left out of last week;s paper so it is reprinted here in its entirety.Im 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 every thing 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-MAHto, 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 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. 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The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian Its tragic enough when someone you know suffers from a debilitating disease; it seems even more so when the victim is someone with a huge heart full of compassion, who has gone out of her way to help others. Such is the case of Jackie Angelico of Arcadia. She needs a double lung transplant. Friends and family have planned two fundraisers to help with her need. Jackie has been with her husband, Alan, for 30 years; they will celebrate their 26th wedding anniversary in December. They have five children: Jimmy, Joey, Jenny, Tiffany and Justin; and five grandchildren. The family attends First Baptist Church in Fort Ogden. Jackie wants what any grandparent wants: to be able to play with her grandbabies without getting tired and out of breath. Jackie has lived in Arcadia for most of her life along with her family and friends. Three years ago while getting ready for work one day, she had to stop a few times because she just couldnt catch her breath. She had noticed the same thing was happening to her at work, but she thought it was COPD, which she had for several years. Her mother and sister also had it. But then she started noticing an unexplained weight loss. She eventually went to the hospital when she weighed only 0pounds. After several tests were run, she followed up with her doctor who told her she needed to see a specialist; the specialist, in Miami, in turn told her she needed a double lung transplant. Without it, she likely would not survive. Those were not the words she was expecting to hear. In her condition, she could no longer work, and for the last two years has depended on an oxygen tank to breathe. Everything we take for granted has now become a blessing for her. Her name was placed on the lung transplant list. Getting on that list was a challenge in itself. She had to meet several criteria and conditions just to be considered: she needed eye tests, MRI, all needed dental work had to be completed (because the anti-rejection medication could hurt her teeth). She needed an up-to-date chest scan, PET scan and pap test. In March, she was finally placed on the transplant list. Now its a waiting game as she tries to maintain her health so she is fit enough for surgery when the call comes. Once she gets the call she will have go to Miami for surgery and three months of postop care to ensure her body doesnt reject her new lungs. She will be on a anti-rejection medication to help her body adjust to the new lungs. Alan will have to travel between Miami to Arcadia to care for her as well as maintain their home. A double lung transplant can cost around $600,000. Her insurance will pay 80 percent, but she still has to come up with the She has to come up with the remaining balance pf $120,000. The anti-rejection medication will run $1,000 to $3,000 a month and her insurance limits the amount of coverage she can get for that. What can you do to help you ask? Some of her church friends and her family are holding a garage sale for to help her raise money to make life a little less stressful for her. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 27 and 28 at First Baptist Church of Fort Ogden, at the corner of Senate Street and U.S. Highway 17-South. You can also make a donation to First State Bank of Arcadia under the account of Jackie Angelico Transplant Fund. If you have a donation for the sale, call Lisa at 863-567-224-3858 or Rebecca at 863-444-4555, or see her daughter Jennifer Stillwell at the BP (Amoco) station in Arcadia. There will also be a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Fort Ogden Baptist Church. Tickets are $6 each, and you can call Lisa or see Jennifer at BP. Tickets will also be sold at the garage sale. Jackies family and friends thank the community for their help and prayers.Garage sale set to help fund lung transplantBY LISA THORNSBERRY PHOTO PROVIDEDJackie Angelico with her husband, Alan, and some of her grandchildren. She needs to raise money for a double lung transplant, and a garage sale fundriaser is being held for her on Sept. 27 and 28. 2940173 OAFI 0101 ep,6'011iCTiO4 0._ air an Ref/,iishiiiaou love cars, you're creative, and you likeworking with your hands.South Florida State College's Automotive Collisioni dRepair and Refinishing program can help you putit all together.You'll earn an occupational certificate in a littleover a year.New classes begin on Oct. 21 at the SFSC DeSototea" r`Campus in Arcadia. Advisors are ready to helpyou apply for educational grants and enroll in theprogram.Call us at 993-1757.AMAP SOUTHF5itp LORIDA SFSC DESOTO CAMPUS^ -I I 2251 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266Discover a New World 453-6661 1 www.southflorida.eduSouth Florida State College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.South Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate and baccalaureate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Florida State College.

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY 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. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3. For information, call Charles Godwin at 941-357-3945, Mildred Daniels at 993-0373, or Curtis Clark at 263-2935. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. 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. Prescription Assistance holds walk-in office hours at the DeSoto Center for Health and Disease Management from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at 519 W. Hickory St., Arcadia. For more information, call 491-7580. ACCESS office is open from 1-4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. FRIDAY 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. MAPP committee and VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) meet at 9 a.m. third Fridays at the Family Service Center, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents Friday Night Live with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrust drive-through). For information call 244-4341. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. SATURDAY MainStreet 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. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompa nied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. SUNDAY St. John Missionary Baptist Church invites you to attend the Male Choir Annual Musical at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22 at 208 Gordon St., Arcadia. Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at 863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services, staffed by trained volunteers who have had background screenings. Phone also if interested in becoming a volunteer for either program. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY Alzheimers Support Group every 2nd Sat. & 4th Mon. at Arcadia Oaks ALF. 11 am, complimentary lunch. DeSoto County Historical Society board meets at 5:30 p.m. fourth Mondays monthly at the Ingraham Seed House on W. Gibson St., Arcadia. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every fourth Monday at 5 p.m. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. All are welcome. 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. Prescription Assistance holds walk-in office hours at the DeSoto Center for Health and Disease Management from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at 519 W. Hickory St., Arcadia. For more information, call 491-7580. TUESDAY DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in room 103, County Administration Building, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. DeSoto County Board of Commissioners will hold a special workshop on employee and past employee insurance at 9 a.m. in commission chambers at the County Administration Bldg. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday in the School Board meeting room, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. 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. ACCESS office is open from 9 a.m. to noon today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance holds walk-in office hours at the DeSoto Center for Health and Disease Management from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at 519 W. Hickory St., Arcadia. For more information, call 491-7580. Suncoast Community Blood Bank is open from noon to 6 p.m. today at 710 N. Brevard Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Arcadia. For more information, call 993-9366. WEDNESDAY The AA Serenity Group Anniversary Night is held at 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. 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. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon 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. Prescription Assistance holds walk-in office hours at the DeSoto Center for Health and Disease Management from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at 519 W. Hickory St., Arcadia. For more information, call 491-7580. THURSDAY Caregiver support group meets at 1:30 p.m. at DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at DeSoto Memorial Hospital Medical Plaza, 1006 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. For more informa tion, call DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at 494-8432 or Hospice of Southwest Florida at 993-0662. The Family Safety Alliance meeting for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties is held the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at the McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call 941-316-6009. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Potluck/barbeque before the meeting. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Open speaker. 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. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3. For information, call Charles Godwin at 941-357-3945, Mildred Daniels at 993-0373, or Curtis Clark at 263-2935. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. 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. Prescription Assistance holds walk-in office hours at the DeSoto Center for Health and Disease Management from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday at 519 W. Hickory St., Arcadia. For more information, call 491-7580. ACCESS office is open from 1-4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. JEWISH HOLY DAYS Temple Beth El, North Port Jewish Center, 3840 S. Biscayne Drive, has listed information for the upcoming Jewish holidays: 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 942-4230300 or visit www.templebethel-np.org. SPECIAL Lifelong Learning Institute of Edison College, Punta Gorda, will present classes in Arcadia at South Florida State College starting the week of Jan. 20, 2014. LLI offers interesting, affordable, non-credit courses to retirees who want to keep mentally sharp. LLI is seeking instructors to present a class on an inter esting topic. Classes are two hours long, for four weeks in duration. To learn more visit www.lifelonglearn ing-charlotte.org, click on the 2013 Winter Program to learn about the types of classes offered and the duration of the class. For more information, call 941 637-3533 or email charlottelli@edison.edu. 50457015 NOTICEOf PROPOSED TAX INCREASEOn Monday, September 9. 2013. the Board of County Commissionersvoted four to one to approve a tentative budget with the highestincrease in the ad valorem tax millage in the history of DesotoCounty. I oppose this 23% millage increase from 6.8987 mils to8.4810 mils: some 18.4% above the roll-back rate of 7.1653. Yourtaxes are going up substantially unless you voice your opposition,District #1: Commissioner Mansfield voted for the largest millageincrease in the history of Desoto County. You can call or email himand let him know how you feel about the proposed tax increase.b.mansfield4 Wesotobocc.com, or call him at 863-990-2323District #2: Commissioner Selph voted for the largest millage increasein the history of Desoto County. You can call or email him and let himknow how you feel about the tax proposed increaseI.selah9bdesotobocc.com, or call him at: 863-990-0668District *3: Commissioner Quave voted for the largest millageincrease in the history of Desoto County. You can call or email himand let him know how you feel about the proposed tax increase.a.auavegOdesotobocc.com, or call him at: 863-568-0466District #4: Commissioner Langford voted for the largest millageincrease in the history of Desoto County. You can call or email himand let him know how you feel about the proposed tax increase,e.lanafordtbdesotobocc.com, or call him at: 863-990-2822District #5: Commissioner Miller voted against the largest millageincrease in the history of Desoto County. You can call or email himand let him know how you feel about the proposed tax increase.b.miller&desotobocc.com, or call him at: 863-558.9210The Workshop is Tuesday September 24, 2013, 9:00AMThe Final Budget Public Hearing Is Tuesday September 24, 2013,6:30PM. Come and bring your friends and neighbors. It is yourmoney; come and just Say No More Taxes!

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The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFTidewell Hospice Seeks New VolunteersDo you want to make a big differ ence for people in your community and have the opportunity to meet new friends? You can do that and more when you become part of Tidewell Hospices family of treasured volunteers. Volunteers are needed in the ofce, at the Arcadia Hospice House, in private homes for respite care, as friendly visitors at area nursing facilities and more. Opportunities will be matched with your interests. To learn more, visit www.tidewell. org, or contact volunteer coordinators Christine Peters or Nancy Vollmer at 863-231-3300. 50457029 50457030TheBoardofDeSotoCountyCommissionershastentativelyadoptedameasuretoincreaseitspropertytaxlevy: rfnftnrfbr A.Initiallyproposedtaxlevy 10,717,859 $ B.LesstaxreductionsduetoValueAdjustmentBoardandotherchanges (556,355) $ C.Actualpropertytaxlevy 10,161,504 $ rfnftntrbr 11,929,466 $ Allconcernedcitizensareinvitedtoattendapublichearingonthetaxincreasetobeheldon: September24,2013 6:30p.m. at DeSotoCountyAdministrationBuilding 201EastOakStreet Arcadia,Florida trnftntrbfrrrrrrrf BUDGET SUMMARYDESOTO COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSFISCAL YEAR 2013/14THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE BOARD OF DESOTO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE 6.2 %LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURESGeneral Fund 8.4810Public Safety E.M.S. .4514GENERAL SPECIAL DEBT CAPITAL PERMANENT ENTERPRISE INTERNAL TOTALFUND REVENUE SERVICE PROJECTS FUND FUNDS SERVICE BUDGETFUNDS FUND FUNDESTIMATED REVENUES:Millage Per $1,000 8.4810 0.4514Taxes:Ad Valorem 11,395,051 561,324 11,956,375Sales & Use 2,805,931 1,750,448 4,556,379Charges for Services 1,585,155 903,023 5,125,245 7,613,423Intergovernmental Revenue 5,554,713 3,930,166 560,540 10,045,419Fines & Forfeitures 57,975 57,975Miscellaneous/Other Revenues 322,273 11,495 11,000 1,423,899 1,768,667Licenses and Permits 1,344,548 1,572,683 2,346,080 5,263,311Internal Service Charges -TOTAL SOURCES 23,065,646 8,729,139 11,000 9,455,764 41,261,540Transfers 211,001 4,638,987 1,510,656 600,335 6,960,979Fund Balance/Reserve/Net Assets 2,348,522 85,506 379,923 3,470,683 2,445,451 8,730,085TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS, & BALANCES 25,625,169 13,453,632 1,890,579 4,082,018 11,901,215 56,952,613EXPENDITURESGeneral Gov't Services 5,265,931 5,265,931Public Safety 10,282,609 4,886,381 15,168,990Physical Environmental 1,657,254 7,522,338 9,179,592Transportation 378,330 5,441,087 5,819,41!Debt Services 222,511 1,890,579 1,051,345 3,164,435Human Services 1,398,465 169,860 1,568,325Internal Services 200,438 200,438Economic Environmental 666,541 666,541TOTAL EXPENDITURES 19,849,568 10,719,839 1,890,579 8,573,683 41,033,669Transfers Out 3,284,796 2,701,849 686,441 6,673,086Fund Balance/Reserves/Net Assets 2,490,805 31,944 4,082,018 2,641,091 9,245,858TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, TRANSFERS, 25,625,169 13,453,632 1,890,579 4,082,018 11,901,215 56,952,613RESERVES & BALANCESTHE TENATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS PUBLIC RECORDI I

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Theresa Lynn Butler, 35, 700 block of N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession or use of drug equipment and violation of probation. Bond: none. Bobby Joe Hall, 22, 2000 block of S.W. Robin Road, Arcadia. Charges: battery and resisting an ofcer without violence. Bond: $5,750. Ebonnik Danielle Hillman, 22, 1300 block of S.W. 17, Arcadia. Charges: felony battery and battery causing bodily harm or disability. Bond: none. Jessica Sue Kimball, 29, Sarasota. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Nicole Christine Krebs, 23, 4500 block of S.E. State Road 31, Arcadia. Charges: four counts of fraud by giving pawnbroker false ownership information under $300, two counts of uttering a false instrument, one count of giving false ownership statement to second hand dealer, under $300, three counts of grand theft between $100-$300, and ve counts of dealing in stolen property. Bond: $15,500. Travis Murray Lee McCrummen, 27, 1100 block of N.E. River Crest Drive, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Joshua Joseph Mount, 26, Lehigh Acres, Fla. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Haymen Mathew Pettyjohn, 37, 2900 block of Ouray Drive, Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: none. Brian Keith Raymond, 19, 2900 block of N.E. Ouray Drive, Arcadia. Charges: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill and felony battery. Bond: $5,750. Aundra Tyrone Williams, 49, Leesburg, Fla., Charge: out-of-county warrant. Purge: $350. Rafael Martinez Zacharias, 32, 3800 block of N.W. Knollwood Drive, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,000. Victor Manuel Aguilar, 32, 1500 block of E. Maple St., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $2,600. Luis Alfredo Camacho, 21, 400 block of Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Barbara Lynn Fulton, 39, rst block of Maine St., Arcadia. Charge: shoplifting from merchant. Bond: $120. Apolinar Juarez Gonzalez, 24, 1200 block of S.E. 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charges: DUI with BAC .15 or higher or with person under 18, driving without a valid license and refusal to sign citation. Bond: $1,870. Andre Yanic LaCroix, 42, 2900 block of S.W. Durrance St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,500. Rogeria Maldonado Jr., 39, 2700 block of N.W. Rimes Drive, Arcadia. Charge: domestic battery by strangulation. Bond: $2.500. Shandria Katise Nicklow, 31, 1300 block of E. Cypress St., Arcadia. Charge: grand theft between $300$5,000. Bond: $1,000. Erik Manuel Torres, 28, Fort Myers. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $2,000. Gudilber Alexander Velasquez, 19, 1700 block of N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Alicia Kay Hall, 35, Samson, Ala. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Ian Clinton Bremer, 27, 2000 block of S.E. Hansel Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Scott Devon Glisson, 22, 1300 block of U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Rene Aguas Gonzalez, 25, Wauchula. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $5,000. Gail Marie Harris, 39, rst block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charges: two counts of failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $3,100. Willie James Macon Jr., 39, Orlando. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Thomas James McPherson, 23, 700 block of N. 17th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,500. Candi Seare Redding, 33, 600 block of Harris Road, Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $850. Charles Hoyt Wells, 30, 1300 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Todd J. Lay, 44, 1300 block of N.E. Oak Ave., Arcadia. Charge: petty larceny. Bond: $120. Brian Malcom McComb, 26, 1200 block of N.E. Hickory St., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. Yesenia Vargas, 33, 300 block of N. 10th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $500. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrest: Scott Alan Sumner, 43, 6100 block of S.W. Sable Ave., Arcadia. Charge: knowingly driving while license is suspended. Bond: $1,000. 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. The State Attorneys Ofce has dropped charges against another man initially arrested in connection with the June 9 death of Rashard Watson. The SAO dropped charges against Aaron Napolian Wesley, 39, in documents led in the case on Sept. 4. Wesley was arrested July 12 after a warrant was issued for him. He had turned himself in after seeing a report on Facebook that police were looking for him. According to the arrest report, Wesley told Arcadia Police Department investigators he had been playing kickball with his children near the location where Rashard Watson was shot and killed. He said when he heard gunshots he took his children and left. Witnesses, however, told APD Wesley was seen at the house where Watson was shot, opening the back door of the residence, with a gun in his hand. A witness picked Wesley out in a lineup. Wesley was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, and was held on $250,000 bond. He entered a plea of not guilty. On August 24, Assistant State Attorney Joseph Polzak determined not to charge Wesley in this incident; the determination was led Sept. 4 and both charges were dropped.. Earlier, the state dropped homicide charges against Keith LaMont Clark, nding the shooting of Watson had been in self-defense under the Stand Your Ground law.State drops all charges against Wesley 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 Killer Tomatoes to be a major cult classic, and in Bunol, Spain, they even have a giant tomato ght celebration. So at least theyre getting honored in some ways. Oh yeah, we were talking about werewolves. The scientic name for tomatoes is Solanum lycopersicum. The lycopersicum part of that means wolf peach, which comes from German werewolf myths. Tomatoes are of the nightshade family, and legends say deadly nightshade was used by witches and sorcerers in potions to transform themselves into werewolves. The tomato, being similar, but much larger, was called the wolf peach when it arrived in Europe. So there you have it what tomatoes have to do with werewolves. All this tomato talk has made me as ravenous as a werewolf, so I think Ill go nd one to eat. And fortunately, I wont have to wait for a full moon or until I sprout any more hair than Ive already got!GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 | 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 US 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. The contractor is Ajax Paving, Inc. U.S. Highway 17 from County Road 760A to north of Flanders Street in Nocatee Crews are trimming and removing trees ahead of FPL, who will be installing new power poles and removing existing power poles and lines. Intermittent daytime lane closures may occur while crews are working. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and expect possible delays. Maria Galimidi Podiatry Dipesh Deray Internal Medicine James Demler Urology Vasant Patel General Surgery Fadi Kayali Hematology/Oncology Wael Alokeh Internal Medicine A RCADIA M EDICAL A SSOCIATES H IGH Q UALITY M EDICAL C ARE WE ARE ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED (863) 993-2966 50457028 -VIA

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The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESEllis E. Hudson Ellis 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/fabricator 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; granddaughter Heather Hermine Hudson; and great-grandson Nathan Austin Hudson. Ellis chose to be cremated and have his ashes spread out in the Peace River. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park.Mable CadeMable Cade, 100, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013. She was born July 30, 1913, in Apalachicola, Fla., to Mr. General and Martha Pope, the eldest of ve children. Mable married Manuel Lee Jenkins in Waycross, Ga., and they had three children. He passed away in 1942. She moved to Florida and on Aug. 13, 1943, she was united in holy matrimony to the Rev. William Henry Cade, and together they had three children. After the death of her husband on Aug. 22, 1981, she continued to serve faithfully at Mount Olive Baptist Church, where her husband had been the pastor. Mable worked for Dr. George Agnew and family for over 25 years, and also worked at the former G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital as an aide, and retired in 1981. She served as a Sunday school teacher, a member of Choir 1, in the General Mission and any other way she could offer. Mable is survived by four daughters, Mary, Ada, Daithel and minister Kathleen; two sons, Manuel and minister William; Goddaughter, Grace; nine grandchildren, Tonya, Patricia, Angie, Lucretia, T aska, William, Ayesha, Jackie and Durial; 13 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husbands; four siblings, Mannie, Frazier, Hubert and Geraldine; and grandson, Manuel Lee Jenkins Jr. The funeral service was held Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at Shiloh Baptist Church, Arcadia. Burial took place at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Nathaniel A. MoodyNathaniel A. Moody, 79, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. Arrangements are by PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Harry William EagertonHarry William Eagerton, 81, passed away Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. He was born May 23, 1932, in Owens Community, Arcadia, Fla. Harry was a self-employed auto mechanic. He was a veter an of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean War. Harry loved working on automobiles, watching NASCAR races, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers football team. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Harry was devoted to his Lord and his church, Arcadia Church of God, where he served as a Deacon and treasurer. He is survived by his beloved wife, Janell Butler Eagerton of Arcadia; son, William Richard Rick (Lisa) Eagerton of Wauchula, Fla.; daughters, Linda (Steve) McAllister and Cheryl (Duke) Robinson, both of Arcadia; sister; Maryann Bevans of Arcadia; six grandchildren; and ve great-grandchildren. Harry was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Metta Senn Eagerton; and brothers, Charles and Albert Eagerton. Visitation and funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Arcadia Church of God, Arcadia. The Rev. Steve Grifn and the Rev. Jimmie Collins ofciated. Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia, with the DeSoto Honor Guard rendering military honors. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the Arcadia Church of God. Online condolences may be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral H ome and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Linda Kay ConnorLinda Kay (nee Franklin) Connor, 62, of Palmetto, Fla., crossed lifes nish line and entered Heavens portals Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, following a 17-monthlong battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was born Aug. 4, 1951, in Arcadia, Fla., to Edward (Dee) Franklin and Wilma (nee Wilson) Franklin. Linda was a devoted, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Connor; daughters, Angelica I. Connor, at home, Kristina (nee Meyer) Stemen and Debbi (nee Meyer) Minick; son, James J. Meyer; stepchildren, Nathan Connor, Sarah (nee Connor) Hewes and Mary Heather Connor; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, all of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and two brothers, Archie and Michael Gause, both of Lakeland, Fla. A Celebration of Life Service of Life service for Linda will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Bartow First Assembly of God Church, 915 S. Main St., Bartow, FL 33830, with the Rev. Roy Pnkston ofciating. A Celebrations service also will be held Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at The Chapel in Fort Wayne, with the Rev. Rick Hawks ofciating. Preferred memorials are contributions to the American Cancer Society for Ovarian Cancer Research, and donations to local church outreach programs. 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. DEATHS | 22 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 IiOlt''o4 /

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 Family Album FAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arca dian 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 PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy birthday to my wonderful husband and the love of my life! My love for you grows and grows with each passing year. This year we hit the 12-year mark. I cant wait to share the rest of our lifetime full of birthdays together through any type of weather. You are my lover, friend and my condant to the end. You are my every thing and you mean everything to me. May God bless you to see many more. Love, Sincerely, Yours truly, Kenyeta Shine!Happy birthday Happy belated 30th birthday to Boss Bear. We love you, God loves you more. From your family and friend, May FayeHappy birthday PHOTO PROVIDEDDebbie Stone extends happy birthday withes to Brittany, who has just turned 18 thats equivalent to 88 in dog years. Debbie says she is grateful to repay her companion for some of the love Brittany has given her over the years.Happy birthday PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy birthday to Sandra Kaye Robinson today, Sept. 19. Today is the day God sent you to us, and we thank Him for you, our Mother, and Sister, Auntee, Grandma, and GreatGrandma too, cuz we love you very much and hope you have many more birthdays. Love, Your kids Faye, Oralee, Buggie, Ronda, 14, 24 grandkids and 1 great-grandkid, and all who call you Ma Kaye, Love forever, Ron.Happy birthday PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy rst birthday, Remi! Love, Mommy, Meme, Aunt Katie, Uncle Tony, Tate, Aunt Mandy, Uncle Shane, Kyler and AvaHappy birthday Maybe you attended the services, sent a card or owers, called us, brought food, helped out at home, visited in the hospital or had us in your thoughts and prayers. It was so heart warming to know that you cared. Thank you all so very much. It meant more to us than you will ever know. From the Family of Joe Bohannan Sr. Betty Sue, Joe Jr., Betty Jo, Alice, Dustin, Elizabeth, Cassidy and ChamberThank youPHOTO PROVIDEDClosing the doors one last time ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comAlgie Didlaukies raises a toast on Sunday, the last day for her shop, Glass Antique or Not. She has closed the shop and will be selling on eBay. Trudi Super found a nice bargain at close-out prices during a party hosted by Glass, Antique or Not. The store closed Sunday after more than a decade in downtown Arcadia. Lt. Je Morse of East Naples Fire Rescue, left, Tim Kilkelly and C.W. Blosser, Boca Grandes Fire Chief, came Sunday to celebrate the closing of Glass, Antique or Not in honor of owners Algie and Wolf Didlaukies. Morse is the organizer of the annual Brotherhood Ride, and Algie is a staunch supporter of emergency personnel. 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. w'LSHOPSOtOFor Your Support Keep Your Dollars In DeSoto

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The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian The rst meeting of he Arcadia Garden Club will be held at noon on Oct. 7. The new ofcers will take their places to serve the needs of the club. All members should attend this meeting, to be able to plan for the year ahead. Visitors and guests are welcome, and members would be very pleased to see more folks join in the quest to teach environmental issues, beautifying Arcadia and learning about nature. It is nice to take the summer off but now it is time to get back to work. The club will have speakers each month on various subjects of interest to the club. Lunch will be served at noon and all visitors will be our guests. Members have been working hard this summer on the native garden at the clubhouse. It has been a lot of work especially during the rains but it is almost ready to plant native plants for the birds and butteries. We have read this summer that the land tortoise is to be protected. When I was growing up in the s and s, land tortoises were plentiful and we had many on our land. Today they are hard to nd except out in the country where land is available. I experimented one day with one I have here. I wondered how they could remember to return to their hole. I took it to the back yard and turned it in another direction and watched as it turned around and went back in the direction of his home. They have sensory ability to know how to return to their place of origin. Many of the creatures I enjoyed as a child no longer exist today. When I tell my children and grandchildren about catching lightning bugs and putting them in jars and how plentiful they were and how beautiful at night, they look at me like I was born in the dinosaur days. What else was there to do during those depression days? The childrens camp at Wekiva went well this year. The support that all the clubs in the state gave toward sending the children to this camp gave them an opportunity to enjoy nature. We do this through clubs giving donations or scholarships. This year members will collect Campbells soup labels to send to Wekiva to buy equipment and things that they need. A box will be in the back of the clubhouse members are urged to save these labels each month and put them in the box that is labeled coupons. We lost another member of our club, Gladys Blocker, this summer. She was a hard worker while she was a member and we will miss her very much. Morton salt says, When it rains it pours. This year it did just that. Most of Arcadia was under water. The last time we had this much rain was in 1932. I was 2 years old. However, we needed it. But we did not need the little biting bugs that came from standing water, and most of us know about them. I like to use a quote concerning owers since we are garden club members and I found this one by June Racher: I have always assigned a certain intelligence to sunowers. Their great golden bonneted heads follow their Master from horizon to horizon. Would that we did the same for Him. Hope to see everyone in their place on Oct. 7.Arcadia Garden Club begins new yearBY HAZEL STROMSNES Arcadia Garden Clubs ocers for the next two years take a moment to pose for the camera. From right: Ellen Myers, Vice President; Babs Ames, Treasurer; Sherry Miraldi, Corresponding Secretary; Twighla Russell, President; Iris Varner, Past President; Gloria Dupree, Recording Secretary. Missing from Photo: Evelyn Sasser, Second Vice President.PHOTO PROVIDED L o o k i n g f o r t h e L ooking for the P e r f e c t P erfect C o m p a n i o n ? Companion? F i n d h i m i n t h e F ind him in the C l a s s i f i e d s Classifieds SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50449660 :.tv.1ohnM+LQ O.WATEN'8 LootDERMAIDE Cypress StE-1 [Filmz zHickory StLewellyn Cassels Dr John MinniARNPJQking for thePerfectCompanion?$ind him in theClassifiedscTTTi V 1 \' ,5 u`

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 For the second time this year, the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo is mourning the loss of a valuable member of their association. August claimed Kayo Welles, a lifelong participant who carried on the family tradition of his ancestors that made the rodeo a reality in Arcadia for the past 85 years. One month later another instrumental member, Ellis Hudson, joined Kayo in the Cow Pens in the Sky after passing away suddenly September 6, 2013 at the age of 69. Next March, the rodeo will open with two riderless horses in tribute to Hudson and Welles, long after they saddled up and rode off in the sunset. Ellis Hudson was born on December 20, 1943 in Fort Myers, Fla. He enlisted in the United States Army on March 27, 1963 and served as an E5 Aircraft/Helicopter mechanic until February 14, 1971. Hudson was the House & Grounds director for the Arcadia Rodeo Association, a 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/fabricator who loved horseback riding and canoeing down the Peace River. Ellis 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. Family and friends gathered Sept. 14 on the banks of the Peace River at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park to pay honor to the man who went out of his way to instill himself in the hearts of all that knew him. Even Floridas famed Cowboy-Poet Laureate, Carl Sharp, was on hand to offer a tribute for a lost friend. Hudsons wishes were honored and the gift of life via organ donation became another selfless action added to an already long list. His right kid ney now enables a 60-year-old lady in North Carolina to enjoy a better quality of life. Several other recipients are now greatly improving thanks to the bone and tissue donations, and Hudsons heart was donated per his wishes for research in genetic and coronary plaque advancements. Ellis continues to assist where he can and those that knew him take comfort in this legacy. Reese Welch addressed the crowd with scriptures that rang true to Elliss way of life. Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins. Facebook became a way for Ellis to stay connected and have his say; his last words to readers there will be remembered as truly fitting for the Man Death is Certain Life is Not!! SO Love Your Family and Friends, Tomorrow is not guaranteed. He had posted this quote from a country song in July: I pray I dont feel the chill, until Im too old to die young. Let me watch my children grow to see what they become. Please Lord dont let that cold wind blow until Im too old to die young. His prayer was answered in a way. After the flag presentation and 21 gun salute rang from the river bank, a celebration of his life was held at the rodeo grounds with local dignitaries including Sheriff Will Wise, Judge Don Hall and Judge James Parker. Rodeo Association President Ronald Neads said the blessing as heads bowed and cowboy hats came off. It was followed by a feast of covered dish contributions, enjoyed in between remember whens and Oh wait til you hear this one stories were shared. Dont ever wish someone Happy Holidays around Ellis; Its Merry Christmas or else! one guest remembered. One theme rang true with all who knew and loved Ellis Hudson and Mary Johnson said it best: Anybody that says they didnt lock horns with him is lying, she laughed. Crusty, said Sheriff Wise, Ellis appeared to be crusty but he was the most tenderhearted man that would do anything for anybody. Judge Hall knew his friend that well, too, and knew that when the time came, Hall knew the only man for the job was Ellis; he shared his memory with the large crowd. When I was the president of the association, sometimes the rodeo meetings would end up getting nothing done as other distractions were taking away from the moment at hand, so a sergeantat-arms position was created and given to Ellis. Gavel included. The next meeting stayed under control and the time was cut in half as with Hudson holding the gavel, there was Order in the Court. He then presented the gavel to Hudsons daughter and she carried it around as her father would have. All afternoon, tribute after tribute were offered for Hudson. There is a good possibility that if Heaven has Facebook, Ellis would share this with his loved ones: A Cowboys Last Request:Let me tell you folks that have gathered here today That Im a proud and thankful cowboy who just passed away. I know its hard but please dont cry Fer Im now riding Gods trails high up in the Sky. The hoss Im ridin now dont spook, buck or kick, Fer God stables perfect horses and now I have my pick. Lord please forgive me of all my sins Fer I havent been perfect but I know that he who believes in You forever wins. I have lived a good life, a cowboys dream come true. Thank you, Lord, fer Im now ready to ride into eternity, Me, my horse and You.Friends, family say goodbye to Ellis HudsonBy HAYLEY MERCERARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY DANA CLAUSING, clausingphotography.comEllils Hudsons son, Harvey Ellis Hudson of Polk City, and his daughter, Manuela Elouise Hiscock of Lake Placid, look on as the DeSoto Veterans Honor Guard folds the ag to present to the family. A celebration of Hudsons life was held at DeSoto Veterans Parkon the banks of the Peace River he loved so muchwhere his ashes were scattered. WIth a photo of Ellis Hudson in the background, his son, Harvey Ellis Hudson of Polk City shares some memories with a crowd gathered in his honor at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park. Hudson, who passed away suddenly at the age of 69, was a member of the Arcadia Rodeo Association and the All-Florida Saddle Club. Friends and family of Ellis Hudson including famed Florida Cowboy Poet, Carl Sharp, at right gathered Saturday for a memorial ceremony commemorating Hudsons life. SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun/Thursday, September 19, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 13BULLDOGS PLACE 6TH PAGE 14The Lady Bulldogs varsity volleyball team notched its first win in tournament action in two years while competing at the Gene Gorman Tournament. The Desoto County volley ball team went to Englewood September 10 to face their new district foe, the Lemon Bay Mantas. From the results of the match, it could be a good rivalry for years to come. The Mantas beat the Bulldogs 3-2, but going into the tie breaking fth game there were only four points separating the two teams from the previous four games. The Lady Bulldogs took the opening game 25-18 before falling 25-16 in both the second and third games. After a 25-20 win in game four, the Mantas pulled out the win with a controversial 16-14 victory in last game to take the match. For the third consecutive match the Bulldogs went the distance with ve games. In the previous two matches against Port Charlotte and Sebring, the Bulldogs came out ahead. Tishonna Riley led the match with 21 kills and used two of them to record the nal pair of points in game one, which was a tight battle from the beginning. In games two and three the Bulldogs had a lot of unforced errors and it showed as they lost both games by nine points each. There was a lack of communication as several campre balls fell in between defenders. In game four, Casey Hall broke a 3-3 tie with three points from the service line to give the Bulldogs a lead they would never lose. In the deciding game, the Mantas Devyn Main broke a 5-5 tie with ve points while serving. Earlier in the match she was serving the ball long and also hit several serves into the net. Main found her mark when it counted most. The Bulldogs came back and tied the match at 13 with Hall again in the service box. The crowd got into the game as both teams were very cautious and deliberate with their passing and sets. A hard-hit kill shot down the line was ruled out of bounds, giving the Mantas a 15-14 lead. It appeared as if the ball took a sudden upward path as it went out of bounds, which could have only happened if the ball hit a Manta defenders hands. The referee ruled it was not touched, and the Mantas nished the game and match with a serve off of the arms of a back row player. Before the game Main, who scored her rst basket in her basketball career against DeSoto as a freshman and still has that photo on her wall, said she wasnt so concerned about scoring points as she was with playing defense against Riley. The Mantas had spent recent practice time working on a defense specically for the DeSoto star. I know she is good but we both have the same vertical jump so Ill just try my best and see how it turns out, Main noted during pregame warmups. DeSoto County Coach Laura Hall said, I think tonight we played a little more balanced. Were still hunting for the perfect lineup and we may have found it in the last few rotations. It was a tough match and they have to come to our house and well welcome them there. Hall also contributed seven kills and had 11 digs along with Rileys 11. Lucero Perez led the team with 25 digs. Bethany Bonville led the Lady Bulldogs with three aces and notched 27 assists. Her ten digs were good enough to nish fourth on the team. With the victory over DeSoto County, Lemon Bay is now 2-0 in the district with an earlier win over Hardee. The loss drops the Bulldogs to 1-1 in the district. The October 1 rematch with Lemon Bay at DeSoto County High School could loom very big in district rankings.Varsity volleyball falls to Lemon BayBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDesoto Countys Casey Hall gets one of her seven kills as she powers the ball over the net. The Bulldogs suered their rst district loss of the season as Lemon Bay took the closely played match 3-2. The key to Desoto Countys victories this season has been to keep Terrell Gordon smiling. The powerful and speedy running back amassed 255 yards and two touchdowns and sat out most of the fourth quarter in a blowout 47-28 win over East Lee County. I feel real good. I was even smiling in the fourth quarter one time, Gordon said. I normally dont like to smile but my team made me smile tonight. DeSoto quarterback Kari Williams was thrilled with Gordons performance too. He messed up his leg last year and came back ten times stronger than he was, Williams noted. Nothing can bring him down. He can run through you or jump over you, hes gong to make you miss, and he didnt even play his sophomore year. DeSoto County Coach Matt Egloff added that Gordons running style is designed to punish any would-be tacklers. He has violence on his mind when he runs, hes ready to knock you out, Egloff said. When Terrell runs the ball through there, its like a hammer com ing down on you. Hes a special back, more people (colleges) will be zoning in on him. As good as he is on the eld, hes just as good off it. Its almost illegal to have Gordon carrying the ball. On the eld he looks like a man against boys, carrying piles Running attack sparks Bulldogs rompDeSoto county Kicker Rosario Zavala con nected on ve extra points after struggling in the rst two weeks and missing every attempt. I just had to forget about those other kicks and concentrate on what I was doing wrong. After gaining 255 yards in 3 1/2 quarters, Terrell Gordon sat on the bench for the rest of the game. While watching from the sidelines he said, I wanted to go after my cousins (Marcus Shaw) record. I think he got something like 320 yards in a game once. Big senior lineman Austin Tompkins has missed the entire season suering from a knee injury that happened on the last play of the last day at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes camp this summer. Ill be back for the Booker game, he said. I will probably just play a couple of plays at a time until I get back into shape. On the interception made by Jacarius Slugga Thomas, Coach Eglo said, That might have been the prettiest interception Ive ever seen. He went to his spot and went over his man and picked it o. He did what hes supposed to do. Kari Williams and Terrell Gordon combined for six touchdowns and gave credit to their oensive line. Williams said, Me and my great friend Terrell want to give a shout out to our oensive line, there are too many of them to name but they played great tonight. With the rarity of a DeSoto County quar terback (Kari Williams) leading the area in passing yards and the not so unusual sight of a Bulldog leading the area in rushing (Terrell Gordon) Williams said, Were both leading the area at our positions and we are pushing each other so we both can nish on top at the end of the year. | SIDELINE CHATTEROn the bench with Big Daddy Steve Knapp Arcadian Sports Director SBigDaddyKnapp@aol.com East Lee County defenders struggled all night to contain running back Terrell Gordon, who shredded the Jaguars for 255 yards rushing and two touchdowns during the game. PHOTOS BY DANA CLAUSINGJunior Dewayne Hearns runs by a Jaguar defender during action in the Bulldogs 47-28 win over East Lee County. 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Arcadian | Page 14 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 The DeSoto County varsity volley ball team nished sixth in the Gene Gorman Tournament held Sept. 14-15 at Charlotte High. The nish featured the teams rst tournament win in the past two years. When entering tournaments with bigger schools and very good programs, it has been hard for DeSoto to pick up wins in the past. The Bulldogs did gain valuable experience, however, and that showed with a tournament win over Mariner. Behind accurate serving from Bethany Bonville and some excellent passing from her teammates, the Bulldogs surged to a 14-1 lead over the Tritons that led to a 25-5 win. The second game with Mariner was much closer as the two teams were tied at 14. Bonville again came to the line and rattled off 5 straight points to put the Lady Bulldogs up 19-14. That was part of an 11-3 run that gave the Bulldogs a 25-17 victory for their rst match win. The Bulldogs lost to the Manatee Heat, who nished fourth, and also to the eventual overall tournament winner Lakewood Ranch. Those losses put them into the Silver Bracket, where they beat Lehigh to advance to the championship round against North Port. DeSoto had already beaten North Port in four games in their rst match of the season. On Saturday, however, they came out at and were upended by the Bobcats 25-23 and 25-13. A 2-3 record wasnt so bad considering they lost to the eventual tournament champions and to a team they had beaten earlier this season and could have beaten again. Bonville led the team with 12 aces and 63 assists. Tishonna Riley had 47 kills in ve games, with Casey Hall second with 13 and Bonville at 10. Lucero Perez and Hall tied with 27 digs apiece, with Riley at 18 and Bonville with 16.Lady Bulldgos compete in tourney actionBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Datasia Wallace makes a great attempt to save the ball before it hits the court with this diving eort against Lakewood Ranch. Tishonna Riley blasts one of her 47 kill shots of the tournament in the loss to Lakewood Ranch. Datasia Wallace puts up a nice set with Bethany Bonville (left) and Kaitlin Steyer watching as the Bulldogs beat Mariner 25-5 and 25-17. DeSoto County assistant coach Lauren Bonville (left) along with the rest of the team watch as the Bulldogs lose to eventual tournament champion Lakewood Ranch. 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 S l ITeaitk Dgi J Cv4a1 m POgaaamw wm amgooffi-----------r--------------------I-,j

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The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian The undefeated Sebring Blue Streaks came into Arcadia Sept. 12 with wins over Lake Placid and Avon Park, while the junior varsity Bulldogs were coming off a 52-8 loss at Hardee. With the Dawgs playing in front of their home fans in the rst home contest of the season, an upset could have been possible. Those thoughts ended in the rst quarter as the Blue Streaks put up 22 points while shutting out the Bulldogs. The halftime score was 36-0 and a continuously running clock in the second half kept the score down to 42-0. The Bulldogs JV team has had its troubles this season. Against Sebring they had a string of 19 straight plays where only one gained positive yardage, and that was a ve-yard run by Julio Gaitan. Gaitan, who scored the only Bulldogs touchdown against Hardee with a 71-yard run, was held to just two yards on eight carries. The Bulldogs leading rusher was Jermiah Castillo, with three yards against Sebring. The offense ran 34 plays and had a total of minus-16 yards. DeSoto failed to complete a pass in four attempts and fumbled the ball ten times (they recovered it six times). In the rst quarter alone they had seven penalties, ranging from three holding penalties to an offsides, false start, roughing the passer and an encroachment infraction. The only time they crossed the 50-yard-line was on a Sebring penalty that put them on the Blue Streaks 45. The next play resulted in a loss and they never again got into enemy territory. The highlight of the game was a pass interception by Joshua Taylor and a good performance from the punting team. That was an area coach Leroy Butler said they needed to work on and the results have been positive.Growing painsIt would be easy for these players to get down on themselves, but they have to stay positive. They have several good football players and athletes who must learn how to take their athletic abilities utilize them on the football eld. There are a lot of players on this team who only lack experience. They must take their lumps until they gain more experience and turn the team around. DeSoto varsity coaches Richard Koonce and Darryl Nicklow came down from the stands to work with the kids during the game. The players were attentive and paying attention to what the coaches said. More important is that they asked questions, meaning the desire to get better is there. Tonight the squad travels to face an 0-3 Ft. Meade team that is also JV football blanked by SebringBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comBulldogs running back Jermiah Castillo tries to cut back to his right and is met by a bunch of Sebring tacklers. Castillo led the team in rushing in their rst home game. DeSoto County JV quarterback Shawn Brown rolls to his left and ips a short pass against Sebring September 12. It looks like Alex Hatcher (64) might be guilty of a little holding on the play.FOOTBALL | 22 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 C.CharlottePharmacy 7J\Desoto IUUULbWLLL'JPharmacy I Yo, Fflfldly Phn,m.cy6CharloUe D"/Pharmacy Phk_CWI R NSrChewableMultivitaminsCArT!%ppl-M 30 L61ds44-_N15 k. 0.4, 0-le7-0

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 Some people believe it is a Mother Goose nursery rhyme, while others believe it to be a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Its called The girl with a curl. There was a little girl, who had a little curl in the middle of her forehead. And when she was good, she was very, very good, but when she was bad, she was horrid. That verse rang true while watching the DeSoto County junior varsity volley ball team lose Sept. 10 at Lemon Bay in two straight games. The Lady Bulldogs at times were very, very good and in other moments were simply horrid as they dropped their fourth straight match of the season. The good in the rst game was a 13-9 Bulldogs run that tied the contest at 17. They battled back and tied the game ve times before falling. The scores were close. A 17-17 tie in the rst game ended up a 25-20 loss for the Dawgs, as the Mantas outscored them 8-3 to close out the game. That was one of the horrid stretches in the night. The second game saw another bad streak as Lemon Bay had an 11-2 run that turned a tight game into a potential blowout and a 19-9 Manta lead. Then the good side came back out, as the Bulldogs went on a 13-3 run. Briana Harris stepped to the service line in game two with the Bulldogs trailing 21-12. By the time she was nished the lead had been cut to one at 21-20. The Bulldogs tied the game at 22, but Lemon Bay scored the next three points for a 25-22 win. Lexi Williams had a good night, as her two blocks and kill shot tied the rst game at 17. Williams also had a strong night at the service line, as she started the 13-3 second game comeback. Williams and Jayla Cowell led the team with eight digs each and both had four kills, just one behind team leader Cassidy Furrs ve. Sarah Bennett had another good game setting the ball and on defense. She nished with a team-high 14 assists and seven digs. But there was also that horrid part of the games. At times the team looked at; they seemed confused with no communication. Several shots dropped un touched as two or more players watched them fall. There were the usual amount of service errors and unforced errors that went along with a lack of energy and enthusiasm. DeSoto County JV coach Nora Cail said, Theyre like night and day. They practice ten times better than they play, I just dont get it. They played so well at Charlotte and Port Charlotte but didnt have anything tonight. Briana Harris didnt know the answer for the performance either. I think we just need to work on talking more, we didnt play so well tonight, she said. Lexi Williams thought she knew the answer to the lackluster performance. Everybody just put their heads down, we werent concentrating on the game, she noted. When we started losing we got all mad and when we started coming back it was too late. We had a lot of errors JV girls swept by Lemon BayBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR Jayla Cowell passes the ball on a serve return with Briana Harris (6) looking on. The Bulldogs lost to Lemon Bay 2-0 Sept. 10.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com DeSoto Countys Sarah Bennett puts up one of her team leading 14 assists with Lexi Williams (15) and Victavia Blanden (13) preparing to attack. Lady Bulldog Cassidy Furr gets down low to dig the ball out in the rst game Sept. 10 at Lemon Bay. Furr led the team with ve kills. Jayla Cowell (10) had four kills for the Bulldogs. Briana Harris prepares to serve during her eight-point run in game two, bringing the Bulldogs back into the game. DeSoto County fell short and lost the game 25-22. Sunc ast Trucking Academy 50451095 Dont Wait! Call Us Today For More Information 28040 Airpark Dr. Suite 104 Punta Gorda Florida 33982 (941) 347-7445 Get Your CDL in 3 Weeks! Student Loans Available www.SunCoastTrucking.com 18 WHEELSENDLESS POSSIBILITIES 18 WHEELSENDLESS POSSIBILITIES statrucking@gmail.com 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 Iz.

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The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian In their home opener, the varsity football team beat East Lee County 47-28. The junior varsity football team lost at home to Sebring 42-0. The varsity volleyball team lost 3-2 at Lemon Bay. The JV volleyball team was shut out 2-0 at Lemon Bay. The varsity volleyball team finished sixth in the Gene Gorman tournament at Charlotte last Saturday. The DeSoto Middle School Panthers football team beat Clewiston 56-12. The Panthers had a halftime lead of 40-0 when Coach Monte McLeod put in the reserves. With only six days of practice, McLeod was very proud of the team and their effort. There were 128 boys who tried out for the team, with a final roster of 38 players. There have been no results reported for the golf teams or shockers or DeSoto County Youth Football teams. Upcoming gamesThe varsity football team travels to Booker for a 7:30 p.m. game tomorrow night. Hear it live on the radio at WFLN 1480 AM, or you can access the broadcast over the Internet. The JV football team plays at Ft. Meade 7 p.m. tonight. The girls golf team will be home tonight against Hardee and at Lake Placid next Tuesday. The boys golf team will host Charlotte on Sept. 23 and then Lake Placid Sept. 24. The cross country team will be at Lake Placid next Tuesday. The varsity volleyball team will be at Lake Placid tonight and at Sebring next Tuesday. The JV volleyball team will be on the road for the next week as they travel to Lake Placid tonight, and then to North Port Sept. 21 for tournament action. They will then play at Sebring next Tuesday night. The DeSoto Middle School gets their softball season underway with a game at Lake Placid tonight, and their first home game Sept. 23 against Sebring. The DeSoto Middle School Panthers football team will be at Bok next Tuesday as they go for Coach McLeods 75th win in his career at the school.By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR This is the happiest sight for a football coach as DeSoto County quarterback Kari Williams kneels down for the nal play of the game. The Bulldogs rolled over East Lee County 47-28.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com Davis names new kids fishing rods Fishin Frank, owner of Fishin Franks Bait & Tackle in Port Charlotte, has recently developed a line of shing rods for kids. He reached out to his customers for suggestions on what to name the new shing poles. After numerous suggestions and much deliberation, he chose Naomi Davis submission of Early Angler, and generously rewarded her with eight Early Angler poles. I am beyond excited that he chose the name Early Angler, and to see it printed on the new poles is surreal! says Naomi. PHOTO PROVIDED 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 19.Rer pie, I r ,SEVIGNYASSOCIATESagV IGyy aC Segny.NarfgY+y dsg C1AEYE CRE-

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 Caterpillars employ many strategies to survive. Many use crypsis or blending in with their surroundings. Coloration, shape, or even attaching bits of plant matter helps conceal them. Some use disruptive colors and bold patterns to serve as a warning. Strategies such as dropping off a plant at the least disturbance, or hanging from a belay line, also help caterpillars survive. Other behavioral actions such as feigning an attempt to bite, regurgitating, making a noise, or even enlisting the help of other insects to defend them help caterpillars survive. Many use hairs or bristles called setae to disguise the outline of the caterpillar. Some of those hairs are loaded with potent chemicals that can cause a painful stinging sensation. The caterpillars venomous spines are used to defend them from birds, lizards and other predators. Summer and fall are prime months for caterpillars. Many caterpillars have spine-like projections that resemble stinging caterpillars but are harmless. There are no general characteristics that differentiate these from the stinging types, so it's best to learn to identify them and know their host plants. The most common stinging caterpillars encountered in Florida are the Io moth, the Saddleback caterpillar, the Southern Flannel or Puss caterpillar and the Hag moth caterpillar. Most have three to four generations per year, and may be encountered anytime. Caterpillars go through several molts or instars as they grow, and then nally transform into a moth or buttery. The appearance can change with each instar, so learn to recognize all variations of these stinging caterpillars. The Io moth caterpillar is pale green with yellow and red stripes. It usually exceeds two inches in length and is fairly stout-bodied. Spines are usually yellow with black tips. Ixora and rose are their favorite hosts. The Saddleback caterpillar is brown with a green back and anks. The green area looks like a saddle blanket, with a brown spot that looks like a saddle. This stout-bodied caterpillar has poisonous spines borne on the back of paired eshy protuberances toward the front and hind ends. There is also a row of smaller stinging organs on each side. The Southern Flannel Puss moth caterpillar has a convex, stout body about one inch long and is completely covered with stinging hairs intermixed with soft hairs in diffuse tufts. Color is white at rst, turning dark as they mature. They feed on oak, citrus and various other shrubs and trees. The mature caterpillar resembles a hairy plant gall. Beneath the soft hairs are stiff spines attached to poison glands. When touched, the poisonous spines break off in the skin and cause severe pain. In Florida there are at least two generations a year. It is said the Puss moth caterpillars sting is the most intense. The Hag moth or Monkey slug caterpillar is not as common as the other species. This unusual looking caterpillar is light to dark brown with usually nine pairs of curved and twisted projectiles which bear the stinging hairs. Some say the caterpillar resembles the shed skin of a tarantula spider. It feeds on various forest trees and ornamental shrubs. Other less common caterpillars you may encounter include the Buck moth caterpillar which is yellow-brown to purplish-black with many small white spots and a reddish head. It feeds on oak, willow and other deciduous plants. The Spiny Oak slug caterpillar is a pale-green caterpillar about 3/4 inch long when mature. Favorite food plants include oak, willow and other deciduous plants. Purple Crested slug moth caterpillars are found in our area also. In most cases, stinging caterpillars do not occur in large numbers. If control is needed on ornamental plants, spray young caterpillars with Bacillus thuring iensis. If you would like to control them mechanically, knock them off plants with a stick and squash them. But really given the clever defenses these insects have developed, let them exist. Individuals vary greatly in their reaction to the venom from stinging caterpillars. Initial reaction to a stinging caterpillar is a feeling of severe burning and pain, numbness, and swelling in the affected area. In addition to intense pain, you may experience difculty with speech and breathing. Other allergic reactions may include nausea, vomiting, fever, shock and convulsions. The sting from these caterpillars is more of a burning sensation than the intense pain associated with a bee or wasp sting. And, if the ne hairs remain on the skin, a burn-like blister soon develops. The Poison Control Center recommends: Place Scotch tape over the affected area and strip off repeatedly to remove spines. Apply ice packs to reduce the stinging sensation, and follow with a paste of baking soda and water. If the victim has a history of hay fever, asthma or allergy, or if allergic reactions develop, contact a physician immediately. (http://www.poisoncentertampa.org/ venomous-critters/caterpillars.aspx) Of course as there are so many caterpillars with stinging hairs, just the presence of hairs, whether they sting or not, is a protective device. So there are many fuzzy caterpillars that are harmless, or give only a slight tingling sensation when touched. We remember Avoid these stinging caterpillarsOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke ksmoke@embarqmail.com PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (MICHAEL HOLROYD)The Io moth caterpillar is pale green with yellow or white and red stripes. It usually exceeds two inches in length and is fairly stoutbodied. Spines are usually yellow with black tips. Ixora and rose are their favorite hosts. PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (SHAWN HANRAHAN)The rst instar of the Io moth caterpillar is bright orange. They are often seen clustered on plant stems as the feed voraciously at this stage. PHOTO PROVIDED BY JEAN EVOYThe Saddleback caterpillar is brown with a green back and anks. The green area looks like a saddle blanket, with a brown spot that looks like a saddle. This stout-bodied caterpillar has poisonous spines borne on the back of paired eshy protuberances toward the front and hind ends. There is also a row of smaller stinging organs on each side.collecting the non-stinging Woolly Bear caterpillars as children. These large black and orange banded caterpillars are frequently seen crossing roads at about the time of rst frost, and folk lore is that the width of the orange band predicts the severity of the coming winter. But they come in many color variations, including all black and a light blond or rust color, and there is no correlation to weather patterns. They eat a wide variety of plants. No one knows why they cross roads; they dont need to get to the other side in search of food because they eat just about any plant. 50449661 D ^,HARDEE, `1 COUNTYCOUNTYTILDCATSBULLDOGSSince 1921, ardee hasbeen the oldest school footballrivalry in the state 1 Florida.Special Section Announceznent!Memorabilia Section publishing' 1 County October 23 & 24 andCounty Hardee OctoberCan we use your1VIemorabilia?Contact us with anything related toFriday night football season. VVe 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 863-494-2434jgallimoreCa)sun-herald.comStories & photos are being compiled by:Joe Gallimore, Steve Bauer, Steve "Big Daddy" Knapp,'1oya Knapp, I layley Mercer & Luke Wilson

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Financing Available! Ready Now! Prestige Homes, Punta Gorda 941-637-1122 COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIALPROP1620 ARCADIA 4.4 ac By Owner! House & Shop, 800 ft. Hwy 17 Frontage, Zoned Comm. Info. 863-494-5540 or 863-244-3585 F i n d i t i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s MEDICAL2030 CNA/HHAsNEEDEDFORIMMEDIATE PLACEMENT! NEWOFFICE! NEWOPPORTUNITIES! NEWPAYPLANS!SIGN ON BONUS! MAJORMEDICAL,& 401K & LIFEINSURANCECall today, work tomorrow! Call Mon. Fri., 8a-4pm. 941-764-0880 or 941-480-0880 ALL STAT HOME HEALTH ARCADIA, PT. CHARLOTTE, PUNTAGORDA, ENGLEWOODVENICE& SARASOTA! DeSoto Health & Rehabhas the following job opportunities available:COTA, OT & PT for PT/FT/PRNST for PRNRN PRN/FT/PT available for all shiftsInterim Dietary Manager F/T Fax resume to: (863)-494-9470 For questions call: (863)-494-5766 SKILLED TRADES2050 FUEL TRANSPORT DRIVER CLASSA, WITH2YRSHAZMAT/ TANKERENDORSEMENTS& EXPERIENCE, PREFERREDW/TWICCARD. COVERINGARCADIATAMPA AREAS. PAY STARTSAT13.50,INCREASEAFTERTRAINING, PARTIAL UNIFORMPROVIDED. SENDRESUMETO: KAREN@BVOIL.COM ORQUESTIONS863-494-3246 MANAGEMENT2060 ARC/DESOTO MANAGER for group home of 6 adult males. Call 863-494-2328 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 14-2013-CA-000061 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA Plaintiff, vs. PEDRO SANCHEZ A/K/A PEDRO SANCHEZ, JR.; REGINA B. WILLIAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: REGINA B. WILLIAMS 2652 SW TERRELL STREET ARCADIA, FL 34266 OR 709 OLEARY DR ARCADIA, FL 34266 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN And any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under the above-named Defendant(s), if deceased or whose last known addresses are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose Mortgage covering the following real and personal property described as follows, to-wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN BEING KNOWN AS ALL THAT CERT AIN LAND SITUATE IN DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ: COMMENCE AT IRON STAKE IN ROAD AT CENTER POINT OF NORTH SIDE OF BLOCK 11, RAILROAD SURVEY OF NOCATEE, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 315 FEET TO P.O.B. WEST 165 FEET, SOUTH 70 FEET, EAST 165 FEET, NORTH 70 FEET TO P.O.B. ALL IN DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND BEING MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN INSTRUMENT 200814000327 RECORDED ON 01/14/2008 AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF DE SOTO COUNTY, FL. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Mikael L. Hirsch, Butler & Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida 32812 and file the original with the Clerk of the above-styled Court on or before 30 days from the first publication, otherwise a Judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 9th day of September, 2013. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (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. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT NOTICE OFACTION3116 By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 9/19/13 & 9/26/13 109392 2941187 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 14-2012-CA-000068 DIVISION: 1 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. CHAD KNIGHT et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 21, 2013 and entered in Case No. 14-2012-CA-000068 of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST BANK is the Plaintiff and CHAD KNIGHT; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHAD KNIGHT N/K/A SALLY KNIGHT; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 at 11:00AM, on the 8th day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 10, BLOCK 1, OF SECTION 10A, OF SUNNYBREEZE HARBOR, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 84, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND A PORTION OF SECTION 35, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING NORTHERLY OF AND CONTIGUOUS TO LOT 10, BEING MORE SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 10, MARKED BY AN 3/8 IRON ROD (NO ID); THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 27.09 FEET TO A DRILL HOLE IN A CONCRETE SEAWALL; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 22 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 0.5 1 FEET TO THE MOST NORTHERLY OUTSIDE EDGE OF A CONCRETE SEAWALL; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES 13 SECONDS EAST, ALONG SAID SEAWALL, A DISTANCE OF 80.16 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1.0 FEET TO A 5/8 IRON ROD (NO ID); THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 12 MINUTES 22 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 26.90 FEET TO A 1/2 IRON ROD PIPE (NO ID) AND THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 10; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 38 SECONDS WEST, ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 10, A DIST ANCE OF 80.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID LANDS CONTAINING 2196.38 SQUARE FEET, MORE OR NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 LESS. SAID LANDS SITUATE, L YING AND BEING IN DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 8580 SW RIVIERA DRIVE, ARCADIA, FL 34269 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on August 23, 2013. Mitzie McGavic Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/B. Wynn Deputy Clerk See Americans with Disabilities ActIf 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: Ms. Ann Olson P. O. Box 48927 Sarasota, FL 34230 Phone: 941-861-4813 Fax: 941-861-7810 Published 9/19/13 & 9/26/13 234766 2940425 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, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 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 OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009CA000145AX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. PEGGY V. ELSBERRY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PEGGY V. ELSBERRY; MURRAY GUINN BENTON; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MURRAY GUINN BENTON; DOROTHY L. WEBB; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTHY L. WEBB; LINDA W. NIPPER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LINDA W. NIPPER; HENRY R. NIPPER; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HENRY R. NIPPER; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: LOT 18 AND THE SOUTH 6 FEET OF THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 4; TOGETHER WITH THE SOUTH THREE (3) FEET OF LOTS 5 AND 6, BLOCK 49, ORIGINAL SURVEY OF THE TOWN OF ARCADIA, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 67, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, South door of the courthouse facing Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 33821 at 11:00 AM, on December 3, 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. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 10 th day of September, 2013. A "Serving DeSoto Countysince 1887" Nfill'. 4jjOn &T(;ountny lu`b

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? NOTICE OFSALE3130 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive T ampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff 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 Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving 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 9/19/13 & 9/26/13 107236 2941094 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000196 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ANTONIO MARTINEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated September 6, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2011-CA-000196 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Carla Martinez a/k/a Carla Vanessa Martinez, Antonio Martinez, Atlantic Credit and Finance, Inc., State of Florida, Tenant #1 n/k/a Raul Hernandez, are defendants, the DeSoto County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266; www.desotoclerk.com, DeSoto County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 10th day of October, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 131, ELLER AND TURNER ESTATES, 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 6, P AGE 78. A/K/A 1245 SE OHIO AVE ARCADIA, FL* 34266-7621 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. /s/ Matthew Bronkema, Esq. FL Bar# 91329 Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P .O. Box 23028 T ampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com 11-74238 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Courts ADA Coordinator at 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876 for voice or (800) 9558771 for hearing impaired, within two working days of your receipt of this document. TDD users may also call 1800-955-8771 for the Florida Relay Service. To file r esponse please contact DeSoto County Clerk of Court, 115 E. Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, FL 34266, Tel: (863) 993-4876; Fax: (863) 9934669. Published 9/19/13 & 9/26/13 272484 2941185 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 NOTICE OFSALE3130 Plaintiff, vs. MARY E. SIMMONS A/K/A MARY SIMMONS, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on 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 SUBDIVISION, 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 WITH THAT CERTAIN 2007 SCTB DOUBLEWID MOBILE HOME MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) SBHGA 1160601691A & B PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO SAID PROPERTY AS 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 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. NOTICE OFSALE3130 T ogether with: That part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 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 NOTICE OFSALE3130 and profits arising from the Lease(s) and any and all other r ents, income or profits for the 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 NOTICE OFSALE3130 matters and documents obtained in connection with said development, construction and operation 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. 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 T AX DEEDS3132 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 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: 1729 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-35-TD Description of Property: LOTS 1-3 BLK 19, KING AND BAKER SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 105. TOGETHER WITH A 1986 COUN DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME. IDENTIFICATION #CM34820135A AND IDENTIFICATION #CM34820135B. TITLE #46285486 AND TITLE # 46204469. RP#R399213 AND RP #R399212. NOTE: THESE MOBILE HOME TITLES ARE IN THE NAMES OF ETHAN E PINDER SR. AND VIVIAN M PINDER Names in which assessed: KIMBERLY & RICHARD PINDER 1112 SW MILLS AVE ARCADIA, FL 34266 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: 9/13/13, 9/19/13, 9/26/13, 10/3/13 112132 2939365 OTHER NOTICES3138 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2013-CA-43 P ARCEL NOS.: 157/801 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, -vsJESUS MORALES AND MARIA T. LOPEZ, HUSBAND AND WIFE; SECURITY NATIONAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, A UTAH CORPORATION; UNKNOWN TENANT; UNKNOWN TENANT; UNKNOWN TENANT; KATHRYN J. HILL, TAX COLLECTOR; NEWT KEEN, PROPERTY APPRAISER Defendants, NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE AND NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Unknown T enant 1510 S.W. Forbes Road Arcadia, FL 34266 Parcels 157/801 Unknown T enant 'S UN-1.-I'dS %4P%I'E"R-tS -

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The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian There was a time when ice cream wasnt available in every grocery or corner store. You could only have the delicious cold treat if you made it yourself. So an ice cream party was a special occasion. The ice cream social of the late 1800s recalls a time in America when lives were slower, times were simpler, and people learned to appreciate the special things in life. Turn back your own clock on Saturday and enjoy an old-fashioned ice cream social sponsored by Team Arcadia. Starting at 5 p.m. and running through 8 p.m., Team Arcadia will be serving up bowls or cones of ice cream plus a variety of toppings at the Tree of Knowledge Park in downtown Arcadia. You can listen to the beautiful tones of the Suncoast Dulcimer Society of Punta Gorda. And remember, the monthly Classic Car Show is also going on that night so you can stroll around some iron beauties while enjoying your frozen treat. The cost is only $2 a serving (so go ahead treat yourself to two or three scoops!). Proceeds will benet Team Arcadias various projects, including work to renovate the Lake Katherine Park, and the Holiday Tour of Homes coming Dec. 14. Ice cream social downtown on SaturdayBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR OTHER NOTICES3138 1549 S.W. Forbes Road A r cadia, FL 34266 Parcels 157/801 Unknown T enant 1491 S.W. Forbes Road A r cadia, FL 34266 Parcels 157/801 To all said Defendants who are living, and if any or all Defendants are deceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, to-wit F. P. NO. 1938982 SECTION 04020-000 ST A TE ROAD 35 DESOTO COUNTY DESCRIPTION P ARCEL 157 ESTATE OR INTEREST TO BE OBTAINED: FEE SIMPLE -RIGHT OF WAY That portion of the southeast 1/4 of Section 1, Township 38 South, Range 24 East, Desoto County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of the southeast 1/4 of said Section 1; thence along the south line of said Section 1, North 89 East a distance of 429.94 feet to the survey base line of State Road 35{US 17); thence along said survey base line North 19 East a distance of 868.85 feet; thence North 74 West a distance of 444.45 feet for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 74 West a distance of 128.78 feet; thence North 66 West a distance of 142.00 feet; thence North 15 East a distance of 308.00 feet to the south line of the northwest 1/4 of the southeast 1/4 of said Section 1; thence along said south line North 89 East a distance of 280.00 feet; thence South 15 West a distance of 404.07 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 2.232 acres. F. P. NO. 1938982 SECTION 04020-000 ST A TE ROAD 35 DESOTO COUNTY DESCRIPTION P ARCEL 801 ESTATE OR INTEREST TO BE OBTAINED: PERPETUAL EASEMENT That portion of the southeast 1/4 of Section l, Township 38 South, Range 24 East, Desoto County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the southwest corner of the southeast 1/4 of said Section 1; thence along the south line of said Section 1, North 89 East a distance of 429.94 feet to the survey base line of State Road 35(US 17); thence along said survey base line North 19 East a distance of 868.85 feet; thence North 74 West a distance of 33.09 feet to the northerly existing right of way line of said State Road 35 (per R/W Map Section 04020-2520) for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence along said northerly existing right of way line South 19 West a distance of 30.00 feet; thence North 76 West a distance of 286.00 feet; thence North 74 West a distance of 154.96 feet; thence South 61 West a distance of 14.40 feet; thence North 74 West a distance of 86.81 feet; thence North 15 East a distance of 50.00 feet; thence South 74 East a distance of 540.14 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 21,001 square feet. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PERPETUAL EASEMENT IS FOR PERMANENT DRAINAGE AND ACCESS EASEMENT TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN DRAINAGE PIPES AND A PPURTENANCES, MAINTAIN AN EXISTING DRAINAGE DITCH, TO RESURFACE A PORTION OF THE EXISTING ROADWAY (FORBES STREET) AND TO PROVIDE INGRESS AND EGRESS FROM US 17 (SR 35) TO THE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FACILITY (S.M.F. POND 6). Y ou are each notified that the Petitioner filed its sworn Petition and its Declaration of Taking in this OTHER NOTICES3138 Court against you as defendants, seeking to condemn by eminent domain proceedings the above described property located in the State of Florida, County of DESOTO. Y ou are further notified that the Petitioner will apply to the Honorable Don T. Hall, one of the Judges of this Court on the 18th day of November 2013, at 2:30 P .M., at the Desoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, Florida, for an Order of Taking in this cause. All defendants to this suit may r equest a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendant failing to file a r equest for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. AND Each defendant is hereby r equired to serve written defenses, if any, and request a hearing, if desired, to said Petition on: STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL 801 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830 c/o Kenneth L. Hadley, Assistant General Counsel (863)519-2623 on or before the 21st day of October and file the originals with the Clerk of this Court on that date, to show cause what right, title, interest, or lien you or any of you have in and to the property described in the Petition and to show cause, if any you have, why the property should not be condemned for the uses and purposes set forth in the Petition. If you fail to answer, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you fail to request a hearing on the Petition for Order of Taking you shall waive any right to object to said Order of Taking. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court on the day of 11 day of September, A.D., 2013. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: Marlene Harris Deputy Clerk (S E A L) 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 9/19/13 & 9/26/13 109283 2941078 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 OTHER NOTICES3138 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 AUCTIONS6020 Farm, Ranch, Construction Misc tools, Equip Auction Saturday, October 5th 9amNOW ACCEPTING EQUIPMENT CONSIGNMENTSLee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 Frank E Land, Auctioneer www.landauctionservice.com (239) 936-4121 AB2084/AU2814 YOU DONT WANT TO MISS! UPCOMING HUGE AUCTION! IN THE CLASSIFIED YOU CAN..... Find a Pet Find a Car Find a Job Find Garage Sales Find A New Employee Sell Your Home Sell Your Unwanted Merchandise Advertise Your Business or ServiceClassified its the reliable source for the right results FURNITURE6035 Y our Hometown Furniture Store Quality Furniture at affordable prices! Best Prices Anywhere! 126 S. Parker Ave. (one blk S. of Moose Lodge) AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 T urn your trash into cash! Ad vertise y our yard sale! release states. These checks ranged in value from $200 to $3,000. Check images were not available prior to 2006, so it is unknown whether Lee wrote checks to himself before that time. Lee was elected to the ofce of City Marshal in 2001. Investigators believe that of the $151,100, only $6,100 may have been used for expenses related to legitimate police department work. Agents were unable to identify any legitimate use for the remaining $145,000. In a July 11 interview, Lee told FDLE Agents he began misusing funds in approximately 2006 to maintain his standard of living, the report states. Lee also stated that when he learned of the pending audit, he attempted to create ctitious documents to conceal theft from the accounts. Lees salary as of the time of his resignation was $79,934. Lee was arrested at the Desoto County Sheriffs Ofce around 11:35 a.m. Wednesday and booked into the DeSoto County jail on a $41,500 bond. His arrest was listed on the sheriffs website, but no picture was included under a state law exempting former law ofcers from having their photos included. The Ofce of the State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit will prosecute this case. ARRESTEDFROM PAGE 1 with staff, who were observed sitting idle under a tree for 30 minutes. Aug. 15, 2013: First warning for leaving a section of sidewalk on Cypress unrepaired for two weeks after replacing a meter. Aug. 16, 2013: First warning for leaving a cut hole on Kelly Road unrepaired for two months. Aug. 16, 2013: Cordes was cited in March and again in August for burning PVC, Fiberglas and other unpermitted material in a burn pit. The form notes one more instance will be grounds for termination. Aug. 23, 2013: File memo indicates Cordes allowed staff he supervised to be on-call for more than the two days allowed, for which they expected extra pay. Cordes had been told about the on-call policy in February; a memo notes the city was paying more than $43,000 per year just in on-call pay. On Sept. 10, he was placed on 30 days probation. Aug. 28, 2013: Citizen complained about damage to her car from a pothole. Cordes reportedly told his workers the city no longer fixes potholes, which Public Works director said was not true. Aug. 30, 2013: A resident complained that city staff using the claw truck tore up her yard and asked for repairs. Cordes was requested to have someone repair the damage by Sept. 5. The work was not done by that date. On Sept. 6, Cordes said he had to find sod to fix the yard. He was given three warnings on this; as a result, his employment was terminated effective Sept. 9. Sept. 7, 2013: Memo states he had not satisfied any corrective plan and his attitude and work manner has gotten progressively worse. Sept. 10, 2013: A memo notes Public Works head was told Cordes was willfully & intentionally being disobedient & insubordinate and not following directives & lying to the public, council & his own staff. He also directed them to write letter to council that included lies about administration. This was the third warning; he was being terminated, was not eligible for rehire and would lose all his benefits. Termination letter dated Sept. 9 said he had intentionally create(d) a hostile work environment for your staff by lying to them about the Citys future ... Steve Underwood General Services Director, hired in 1989 June 27, 2013: Underwood had his sons vehicle in city garage being repaired by city staff using city tools and supplies, a violation of city rules and state statute. July 9, 2013: Displays disdain toward safety meeting committee; ... makes smart remarks, rolls his eyes, ... acts as if safety ... is not a concern. Aug. 5, 2013: Cited for not managing sta vacations. Aug. 20, 2013: Cited for using profane language and disrespectful and intolerable behavior after complaining about being micro-managed. Aug. 27, 2013: Did electrical and structural work at mobile home park clubhouse without getting a building permit; third warning. Aug. 28, 2013: Cited for violating on-call policy and incurring extra costs for the city. July 9, 2013: Memo list a corrective action plan for Underwood, including: learn that disruptive, insubordinate behavior is not tolerated, learn that a supervisor cannot be a friend at work. Sept. 3, 2013: Asked to evaluate putting an old claw truck back into service, he failed to thoroughly examine it and as a result it broke down because seals were not inspected. Sept. 4, 2013: Memo outlining various issues including in-call policy violations; using profane lan guage to supervisor; allowing worker to wear tattered, ratty clothing; unprofessional attitude, combative and aggressive. Sept. 6, 2013: Disciplined for willfully & intention ally being disobedient & insubordinate ... On this and several other Disciplinary Action Forms, it is noted Refused to sign.CLOSER LOOKFROM PAGE 2 G e t H o o k e d G e t H o o k e d Get Hooked! R e a d W a t e r L i n e E v e r y T h u r s d a y o n l y i n t h e R e a d W a t e r L i n e E v e r y T h u r s d a y o n l y i n t h e R ead Wa terLine Every Thursda y only in th e R"d WebrUm Eftff Thwaftyo go

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 Wanda Kay BrowningWanda Kay Browning, 65, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. She was born in Cadiz, Ky., Nov. 21, 1947, to Kenneth and Martha Banister Hall. Wanda moved to Arcadia, from Kentucky, 25 years ago and worked for Bright Hour Ranch for 22 years. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, her many cats and playing piano. Wanda had a heart of gold, a contagious smile and fought a courageous battle with her illness. She was a loving mother, wife, sister, grandma and friend to many and will be deeply missed. Wanda is survived by her husband of 21 years, Zeb Browning Jr. of Arcadia; her Sweet Pea daughter, Sonya Shellhouse of Punta Gorda, Fla., stepsons, Justin Browning of Arcadia, Jarrett Browning of Fort Myers, Fla.; brother, Ken Hall of Kentucky; sister, Alice (Ken) Lunte of Kentucky; and grandson, Austin R. Browning. A visitation was held Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Arcadia. The funeral service followed with Pastor Matt Clayton ofciating. She was laid to rest at Caldwell Blue Springs Cemetery in Cadiz. Online condolences can be made at www. pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home of Arcadia.Mary R. EdwardsMary R. (nee Daughtrey) Edwards, 83, of Fort Ogden, Fla., passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013. She was born Jan. 18, 1930, in Fort Ogden to Julius and Palma Daughtrey. Mary graduated from DeSoto High School in 1948. She went on to raise three daughters and served as Postmistress at the El Jobean Post Ofce for 37 years until she retired in 2006. Mary truly loved and enjoyed all the cats and dogs that found their way into her life over the years and made sure to take care of the birds and squirrels in her yard. She was a very loving daughter, mother, grandmother and friend and will be deeply missed. Mary is survived by her three daughters, Mary L. Edwards of Port Charlotte, Fla., Florence J. Edwards of Port Charlotte, and Edwina R. Edwards of Fort Ogden; grandson, Jordan Chatham of Columbia, S.C.; three great-grandsons; and many friends that she consid ered family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Palma (nee Thomas) Daughtrey. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Fort Ogden. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Wayne Earnest ofciating. Burial will follow at Fort Ogden Cemetery. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions can be made to The Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090, www.alz.org or Suncoast Humane Society, 6781 San Casa Dr., Englewood, FL 34224, www. suncoasthumane.org in Marys name. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home of Arcadia, Fla. The family would like to thank Virginia Tooker, Moms caregiver, who was always there for her and Fred and Kelly Brandon, who are always a source of inspiration and comfort. Lawrence A. GranthamLawrence A. Grantham, 78, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. He was born Feb. 7, 1935, in Live Oak, Fla. Lawrence lived in Wauchula, Fla., for awhile, prior to moving to Arcadia 45 years ago. He worked as a super visor for the Florida Department of Transportation, where he oversaw the maintenance of the highways. Lawrence enjoyed riding his golf cart around the neighborhood, meeting and making new friends and keeping up with old friends. He loved the times he spent with his family. Lawrence enjoyed gardening and doing things with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and was of the Baptist faith, attending services at the Ft. Ogden First Baptist Church. He is survived by his beloved wife, Helen Grantham of Arcadia; sons, David L. (Ellen McIntosh) Grantham of Arcadia, and Tracy Lee (Dena) Grantham of Dadeville, Ala.; daughter, Carolyn (Lowell Roberts) Rayl of Sneads, Fla.; brother, Richard C. (Elizabeth) Grantham Sr. of Wauchula; sisters, Betty G. (James M. Mack) Windham, and Louise Grantham Marchesini, both of Warner Robbins, Ga.; ve grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Clarence, and Dora Elizabeth Raulerson Grantham. Visitation was held Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, from the chapel of PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia, FL. Funeral services followed with the Rev. Jerry Atkins ofciating. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, MidSouth Division, Inc., Attn: Shirley Waters, 1100 Ireland Way, Suite 300, Birmingham, AL 35205. Online condolences can be made at pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia, FL.William Irl BoggessWilliam Irl Bill Boggess, 79, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, with his family by his side, after a long illness. He served in the United States Air Force, and was honorably dischar ged in 1957. After discharge from the Air Force, he settled back in his hometown of Fort Ogden, Fla., where he worked in construction for many years. The remainder of Williams working years was spent on the family farm, growing citrus and working cattle. He was a lifetime member of Fort Ogden Baptist Church, and a member of the American Legion, the Florida Farm Bureau and the Florida Cattlemens Association. William is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Diane Boggess; his children, Richard (Annette) Boggess, Steven (Heather) Boggess, Julie (Dale) Johnson, David (Cheryl) Sunnarborg, Duane (Tara) Sunnarborg and Dawn Sunnarborg; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Will Frank Boggess and Mavis Martin Boggess; his sisters, Janice (Jim) Brewer and Jean (Edward) Williams; and recently by his brother, Robert Del (Nancy) Boggess. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Fort Ogden Baptist Church, 9500 S.W. Hull Ave., Arcadia, Fla. Burial will immediately follow at Fort Ogden Cemetery. Please visit Williams tribute wall at www. schelmfh.com to share memories and to send condolences to the Boggess family. Preferred donations may be made in loving memory of William to the Fort Ogden Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 157, Fort Ogden, FL 34267. Arrangements are by Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Lake Suzy, Fla.DEATHSFROM PAGE 9 struggling. This would be an excellent time to get a few points on the board and even if they dont win, at least show improvement. They need that to build their condence and continue believing in themselves. One player told me that, There are too many players who want to freelance and not do what they are supposed to do. The team needs to come together. Weve got a lot of new guys who havent played before and they need time to get better. Lineman Chance Miller is one of the players who believes in the team and knows they will get better. As he walked off of the eld after the loss he was passionate when he said, We will be better once we come together. Were just as good as them, we just beat ourselves! he exclaimed. We all have to work together, the line and everybody. We have to stop the fumbles and interceptions. I believe that in the next game and through the season we will get better! There is a man to follow and when the team does work together they will get better, it just takes time. So players, parents and fans, stay behind these young men and encourage them. Give them something to believe in and good things will happen. FOOTBALLFROM PAGE 15 A 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 insurance 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 numer ous 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 headache 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. What has happened to the City of Arcadia is funds have apparently been mismanaged, and now the City Council is doing their level best to keep the state from coming in and auditing the books to nd this out. Maybe an audit is just what this city needs. This way, the residents of the city that are paying the taxes will know just where the money has gone. Especially the money for the services they have been paying for and not receiving. A question for Councilman Fink. Why did you leave North Port? A suggestion for Councilman Fink and the other city councilmen for that matter. If you are so worried about the city, then lets see you offer to give back your salaries. That would be a start to funds going back into the reserve fund. In closing I would like to say this. There are a lot of areas of the city budget that need to be looked into and trimmed before talk of doing away with something as important to the property owners and citizens of Arcadia as the police department is even an idea. Some of these areas I have noted above, and there are a lot more that can be added to this list before we do away with the police department.Joey Suggs ArcadiaLETTERSFROM PAGE 4 [1

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The Sun / Thursday, September 19, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian of defensive players on his back and punishing Jaguar tacklers. He left a lot of East Lee County players sore after the game. Williams also was outstanding on the night, throwing four touchdowns. In fact, half of his completions went for touchdowns! He hit Dawayne Pooh Hearns twice in the rst half for touchdowns. One was from 13 yards out while the other covered 74 yards of real estate. Williams also connected with Tajahs Jackson from 20 and 14 yards for scores. His four touchdowns was a rst in his football career. I cant remember ever doing that before, maybe in practice or something, he said. He nished the game with 139 yards on eight-of-13 passing. Jackson also intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown in the fourth quarter to close out the scoring for DeSoto County.Defense raises concernsWhile it was nice to see the scoreboard man work overtime, the DeSoto defense caused concern for the second straight week. They allowed 35 points last week in their win over Lehigh and 28 against East Lee County. Thats not the kind of smash mouth defense DeSoto fans are used to seeing, especially against teams not known for scoring much this season. You cant expect a team to score more than 40 points a game like the Bulldogs have the past two weeks. We have ashes of doing the right thing and then we have blank spots, Egloff said. We made strides from last week and were a work in progress; hopefully well be better next week. Machale Harville, one of the cor nerstones of the Bulldog defense, told the team in their post game huddle, That scoreboard wasnt what it was supposed to be. They werent supposed to score all night. 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