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The Arcadian
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, November 7, 2013 24 pages / 50 centsTILLIE BROWN TURNS 106A birthday bash was held for Tillie Brown who recently turned 106!PAGE 11 A section of the SunINSIDE Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Family Album .........10 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............13 Agriculture ...........17 PIE IN THE FACE: Memorial Elementary students dish it out to faculty, staff ............................... 3 VETERANS DAY: DeSoto plans a parade, ceremony for Monday .......................................... 12 TEE UP FOR WOUNDED VETS: Golf tourney to help Independence Fund Nov. 16 ........................... 16 The Arcadia City Council again tabled any action regarding raises given to 22 city employees by former city administrator Judith Jankosky. Instead, they asked city staff to investigate potential legal ramications of reversing the raises, recommend changes to the city personnel manual and search for specic written rationale given by Jankosky for the raises. Several council members expressed frustration over the situation Jankosky had created, forcing them to choose between giving pay raises to some while excluding others, or revoking the pay hikes including employees who may have deserved a pay hike. Im concerned not that these people arent deserving, but what kind of methodology was used to determine these raises, Councilman Joe Fink said. I hate the thought of taking these raises away, but it was clear there was no money to spend on pay increases. I prefer we x the personnel manual so this never happens again. Counciman Keith Keene agreed with Fink, saying, This puts the council in a very awkward position. I want to make sure were in a proper legal position as well. We have to be cautious here. Two council members were vocal in their opposition to the raises, saying it was unfair to employees who didnt receive a pay hike and the potential ramications approval could have on City delays decision on pay hikesBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR DECISION | 16ARCADIA Within 48 hours of his appearance on ABCs Shark Tank on Friday, Johnny Georges had received hundreds of phone messages, more than 10,000 e-mails, and 15 marriage proposals complete with resumes. Georges life has been a whirlwind since guest shark John Paul DeJoria agreed to invest in Johnnys company, Tree T-Pee. On Friday night, more than 200 people turned out for Georges screening party at Pine Level United Methodist Church for a barbecue dinner before watching the show. Georges appeared in the last segment, so the audience had a chance to see how demanding the sharks were, and how much the other entrepreneurs wanted from them. When Georges nally appeared in the last few minutes, he explained how the Tree T-Pee which looks like a big inverted plastic ower pot helps protect young trees from frost, keeps irrigation water directed at the roots (along with fertilizer), prevents feeding and watering the weeds, and saves 80 percent of the irrigation water needed in an orange grove not to mention the savings in energy to run the pumps. In his audition tape, he said the Tree T-Pee is a no-brainer, but farmers call it the smart choice. He asked for $150,000 investment for a 20 percent interest in the company. But shark Kevin OLeary questioned why he sold them for only $5 each. Georges answered, Because Im working with farmers, and theyre not buying one: theyre buying 10,000. OLeary asked why not price them at $12, leaving some prot for middlemen to sell and distribute the T-pees? Ive never done that. Ive always tried to be right. I make a dollar off each one. But OLeary said, I cant get involved with you because I need to be able to sell it for $12 at least. Im out. Thats when DeJoria whose fortune Arcadian man lands big shark on TV showBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR SEE THIS EPISODETo see the episode of Shark Tank that featured Johnny Georges on Nov. 1, visit http://abc. go.com/shows/ shark-tank. You can watch the entire episode or just an excerpt with Johnny Georgess segment. You can also see his audition at this site. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comPastor Brian Russell of Pine Level United Methodist Church, on stage with Johnny Georges after his appearance on Shark Tank was shown, comments that shark John Paul DeJorias phone call actually rolled over to voice mail while Georges was addressing the audience.SHARK | 2As Monty McLeod walked off the football eld following the season nale for the DeSoto County Middle School, there was a sadness hovering over him. It wasnt because his team lost their nal game to Hardee 16-14. The sadness came from knowing his coaching career was over. Im tired, just plain tired, McLeod said. With a record of 78-11 as the Panthers coach, he has given a lot of his time and energy to the program. McLeod has coached for 43 years. That is a lot of time away from his family and a lot of kids to mentor. Its a countless number of kids that he gave rides home after practice and tons of food hes bought over the years for his players, or his sons as he calls them. Even in the nal four minutes of his last game, his mind was on his players. He kept asking everybody on the sidelines, Have you played tonight? He wanted to make sure everybody got a chance to be in the last game of the season. Im going to miss everybody, my coaches, players, parents other coaches, everybody that Ive come to know from coaching, he said.The end of an eraBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR After his nal game as Head Coach of the DeSoto County Middle School Panthers, McLeod thanks his team for their eort given in their nal game. McLeod is 78-11 in his career as the Panthers coach, including a 6-2 record this season.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com ERA | 21 1R(JA 1) I AIN'i.A I L,, Ii1y,1, s. T77 @'05252"516216

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 comes from Paul Mitchell hair products and Patrn tequila told Georges, What youre doing is right and you deserve a chance to make it big and do a lot of good. Id like to be your partner, Johnny. Im going to give you every thing youre asking for because I like what you stand for. The church audience burst into applause, cheers and a standing ovation for their hometown boy. Georges then addressed the audience, rst thanking God, then his family and friends, and every farmer here my hats off to you guys. You gave me work, and pride in what I do. As he spoke, his cell phone buzzed several times. Georges glanced at it and then returned to the audience. But Pastor Brian Russell noticed the call was from his new business partner, JP DeJoria. Its not every day you see someone let a billionaires call go to voice mail! he said. He did return DeJorias call after his speech, and DeJoria told him, Johnny, you just changed the world.Determined to keep his workingmans rootsSince taping the episode on June 21, Georges has been in constant motion. While before he was sworn to secrecy, he can now say he and DeJoria have bonded personally, because they both share an interest in water conservation and increased food production. By Monday, DeJorias Facebook page led off with a congratulatory note to Johnny Georges, and comments on the page praised DeJoria for investing in Tree T-Pees. During the summer, he traveled to Atlanta to meet with DeJoria and representatives from Coca-Cola, which in May announced it is investing $2 million in Florida oranges, including planting 25,000 acres of orange groves. While he cant reveal details yet, Georges said a proposal is being worked out involving Coke, the World Wildlife Fund and the University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Science. Georges has been securing patents and trademarks to protect his products all over the world in China, Brazil, Mexico, 80 countries worldwide! he said. DeJorio is helping him with that. On Monday morning, Georges said he received a phone call from a sheik in Dubai. I saw United Arab Emirates on my cell phone, and I said, Im gonna answer this one. The sheik placed a substantial order for Tree T-Pees. I had no clue this was going to happen, he said. Since his appearance on Shark Tank, hes gotten calls from all over the world. But despite being rocketed into instant fame, Georges is determined to keep his feet planted rmly in Arcadia. Im not going nowhere, he said in his southern drawl. He was proud to bring Arcadia to national TV, show them Arcadia has good people. Hes also been pitched by late-night TV merchandisers, sought for inter views (Im talking only to you at the Sun rst, he said), turned down TV show appearances, and was asked to give some speeches. But much of his appeal to DeJoria and to fans across the country is that hes working not to get full of myself. He is not acting greedy, not letting the potential prots go to his head, Im still living in a little 500-square-foot house. And while he bought his son, Wesley, a car last summer, it was an 8-year-old Jeep that needed major work, most of which he and his son did themselves. Georges continues to work at his well and irrigation business. (After this interview, he headed out to install some irrigation equipment.) Im a well-driller; Im a simple guy who works hard every day. Ive seen lottery winners lose it all. But for Georges, its not about having a lot of money. All this can be a double-edge sword. But helping people is what makes me feel good, not showing off things. Even DeJoria remarked that he was the only person who didnt instantly whip out a camera to take photos of celebrities,the expensive hotels where he stayed or impressive vehicles he rode in. As to his new partner, he says he and DeJoria talk every day. Hes a real good guy, Georges said. His advice to Johnny is, Pay no mind to the trivial many, and only to the select few. SHARKFROM PAGE 1 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comJohnny Georges relives his experience on Shark Tank as he watches the premier broad cast of the episode in which he appears. Johnny Georges greets Felton Garner in the audience, one of the 200 friends and family who came to Pine Level United Methodist Church Friday to watch Georges appearance on Shark Tank. 50457236 NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON AND REQUEST CHANGES TO THE LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS The DeSoto County, Board of County Commissioners is undertaking a review of the Land Development Regulations (LDRs) and is requesting that interested persons or groups submit comments and/or requests for changes by December 13, 2013, either by letter or email to: DeSoto Count Attorney, 201 East Oak Street, Suite 200, Arcadia, Florida 34266; d.conn@desotobocc.com. The current LDRs are posted under the Planning and Zoning Department on the Countys webpage. Generally, the LDRs address all zoning districts, subdivision procedures, concurrency determinations, resource protection standards, development design and improvement standards, accessory and temporary uses, nonconformities, sign standards, planning commission, board of adjustment, administration and enforcement, rights-ofway and definitions. When submitting comments and/or requests for changes, it will be most helpful if you can identify the specific concern that you have, the LDR provision which is the cause of your concern and your specific suggested solution. The more specific you can be, the greater the likelihood that your concern can be addressed. Workshops and public hearings will be held beginning in January. We would like to have your written comments and/or suggestions prior to that time so that they can be included in the workshop and public hearing materials. If there are any questions, please call Yojaida Hernandez, Legal Assistant, 863-993-4800. 50457247 Public Notice Meeting DESOTO COUNTY LOCAL COORDINATING BOARD TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED Will meet on November 13, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at 201 East Oak Street, Suite 103, Arcadia, Florida 34266 To obtain additional information concerning the meeting contact Peggy Waters, at (863) 993-4858 or e-mail p.waters@desotobocc.com HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE FACILITIES 50457153 NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP The Board of County Commissioners of DeSoto County, Florida will hold a Public Workshop on Tuesday, November 26, 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. Charges and fees provided under Countys Utilities Ordinance. 2. Reorganization for the Utilities Department. 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. 0I I

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The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian The Florida Press Club awarded Steve Bauer, The Arcadians assistant editor, with the rst place prize for Public Safety Reporting at its annual banquet Saturday. Bauer won the award for Class D papers (weekly editions) for his April 4, 2013 story, Public safety risks revealed DCSOs aging building in need of repairs. The story outlines many of the problems existing at the cramped, crumbling DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce, from a failing elevator in the jail to rusting water pipes and exposed wires. This was the rst year Bauer, who started working for The Arcadian in February, had entered the Press Club contest. The Arcadian also took second place in the same category with editor Susan Hoffmans stories about a teenage girl from Tampa who drowned in the Peace River when she was reportedly pushed off the old bridge. Her stories on the incident appeared in the Sept. 13 and Sept. 20, 2012 issues. Also included was her May 23 report when former Marshal Charles Lee resigned hurriedly following allegations he was about to be charged with crimes by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Hoffman also won third place awards for editorial writing, headlines, and special sections (including the Memorial Day insert). She has won awards in the Florida Press Club contest every year since 2006. She has been with The Arcadian since 2009. As stated on its website, the Florida Press Club is a volunteer, nonprot organization of writers, editors, photographers, graphic artists, researchers, librarians, and support technicians who work at Floridas many news organizations. The clubs mission is to support its members through activities including regional journalism seminars, an annual Excellence in Journalism contest and awards banquet.Arcadian wins Fla. Press Club awardsSTAFF REPORT This year, one of Memorial Elementary Schools former students, Victoris Blandin, would have turned 21 years old had leukemia not entered her life. When Victoris was in fourth grade, she was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of leukemia that she fought the rest of her life, losing the battle just weeks before her eighth grade graduation. It was a moment the entire Arcadian community mourned. Victoris had true charisma. She was a natural leader, had never met a stranger, and had a smile that was shared with ease. When Victoris became so ill in fourth grade that she could no longer attend school, her classmates missed Victoris and worried about her. Her teacher, Mrs. Debbie Hall, had the students write letters, create posters, and had telephone conference calls with Victoris and the entire class. What happened was remarkable: Victoris was the one who made the class feel better. Her strength and courage were evident with each contact. Her strength grew, and Victoris was able to attend a few more days of fourth grade. Her spirit and courage, her smile and her character during that time inspired an entire community. This year, Memorial Elementary students raised money for the Victoris Blandin Memorial Scholarship Fund given annually to college-bound seniors to help with expenses. The students were told that if they raised at least $500 by Oct. 31, they could throw cream pies at the Principal Dale Wolgast and the assistant principals to celebrate. The students raised more than $850, and School Superintendent Dr. Karyn Gary, along with 24 teachers and others, joined in to show support for the outstanding effort by Memorial students. Victoris continues to be an inspiration.Memorial pie toss benefits scholarshipSUBMITTED B y DALE WOLGASTMEMORIAL ELEMENTARY Ernestine Simon celebrates with Memorial Elementary Principal Dale Wolgast the memory of her daughter, Victoris Blandin, who was once a student there. Students raised over $850 for the scholarship named for Victoris, earning them the right to throw cream pies at some of their teachers. Memorial Elementary School students gather for the great pie toss. After raising more than $800 for the Victoris Blandin scholarship, they earned the right to toss pies at their principal and teachers. Jayden Twohig prepares to surprise Principal Dale Wolgast wilth a pie in the face. Ready, aim, re! A dream come true ... students deliver 25 pies to 25 teachers and sta at Memorial Elemen tary School. Tracy White takes aim at Assistant Principal Vanessa King. Daphney Dasodos. a fourth grader, shares a pie with School Superintendent Dr. Karyn Gary.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursda y, only in WaterLine,only in You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! 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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 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 Our values are showingOur view: Arcadia has a lot to be proud of this week.Arcadia had two shining stars last week to put it on the map for all the right reasons. First, the DeSoto County High School varsity volleyball team won the district title for the third year in a row, and reached the regional semi-nal game, a mere four wins away from being state champions. DeSoto has long been known as a volleyball powerhouse, but this year the chemistry and talent meshed perfectly for one of the most impressive teams in the region. With seniors Tishonna Riley, Casey Hall and Jillian Deriso providing experience and strong leadership throughout the season, and young talent such as Josie Deriso and Bethany Bonville poised to take on more responsibility next year, the future is extremely bright for the varsity squad. As driven and powerful as they are on the court, equally remarkable is what a good impression our girls make when they visit other schools. Steve Knapp, the Arcadians sports director, was often told by coaches, staff and parents at other schools how polite and considerate these young ladies were. These players are classy both on and off the court, and they are excellent goodwill ambassadors for our home town. Johnny Georges is another Arcadian who brought national attention to DeSoto County from his appearance last Friday on ABCs Shark Tank. The show consists of entrepreneurs making a pitch to a panel of billionaires (sharks) to invest in their products. After watching other contestants ask the sharks for hundreds of thousands of dollars, Georges stands before them in his characteristic bright orange T-shirt asking for a mere $150,000 investment to help him produce and market Tree T-Pees. He stood up to some of the sharks who questioned why he didnt sell them for more and make more of a prot. His answer was that he sells them to farmers, who often cant afford to pay more. I get a dollar prot on each one, Georges said, and thats enough. It may be the rst time someone appeared on Shark Tank who was not swayed by greed, and both the panel and the audience were stunned. But John Paul DeJoria (whose companies include Patrn Tequila and Paul Mitchell hair products) saw something special in this simple country boy from Arcadia: he saw honesty, integrity and dedication. And he agreed to invest in Georges products and to help him bring them worldwide, because of the good they could do in water-starved countries. Johnny made certain to mention his home town several times. Judging by the responses in the Internet, a lot of people were surprised and impressed at his answers. Our hats are off to both the volleyball team and Johnny Georges for showing the world the best qualities of Arcadia. We look forward to seeing what they ll accomplish next. | LETTERS TO THE EDITORYou reap what you sowEditor: The residents of the City of Arcadia have three individuals to thank for the well published actions of Judith Jankosky. Thank you Alice Frierson, Robert Heine, and Robert Allen. The three of them conspired and manipulated to give Jankosky the Administrator position. Then the three of them encouraged and allowed Jankosky to lie, manipu late, alienate every city employee, and ruin numerous former city employee lives. I hate to quote two phrases but I will. I told you so and You reap what you sow. Certain City Council members refused to listen to my warnings and refused to take action on the proof that I provided them back in August of 2012. So for 14 months Jankosky ruled with an iron st and got rid of everyone that refused to drink the Jankosky Kool-aid. Jankosky followed the City of Arcadias employee manual when it beneted her and did not follow the manual when it went against what she was trying to implement. If the City of Arcadia would have had a strong Finance Director during those 14 months that would have questioned and vehemently objected to Jankoskys actions, the Council would not have had to meet last Tuesday and reverse Jankoskys parting gifts. During those 14 months I have been fortunate to receive vindication from unemployment and many from the community and I look forward to further vindication in my near future. Thank you again, Alice Frierson, Robert Heine and Robert Allen, and only 10 more months till election day.Jorge Santana DeSoto CountyWelcome to Yall-MartTired of those big box stores coming to your town and killing off all the mom and pop businesses? Well, I think I have a solution: Welcome to Yall-Mart. Thats right. Just whip into the parking lot and come on in, and youll find everything your heart desires, made in the good ol USA, and sold to you by your family, friends, and neighbors. Its one-stop shopping for us rural folks, and an idea whose time has come. Basically, its the local mom and pop places circling the wagons to stave off attacks by the mega-cor porations that are devouring smalltown Americana, one community at a time. Its neighbors looking out for neighbors, as it should be. Id say a 15-acre tract of property would do it. Ten acres would be under one roof, where consumers are made to feel right at home while shopping. Whats unique? Well, it caters to us simple country folks. Part of it would be like a feed store, where you could buy everything from washtubs, fence posts, and divining rods to cow feed, weather vanes, and biddies. The fishing department next to it would not only sell live bait and frog gigs, but would even have classes for making and throwing cast nets and such. The other five acres would be devoted to farming, with a very large garden, a cash register, a scale, some bushel baskets, and a U-Pick sign out front. Hows that for keeping it simple? This place would have the biggest wrap-around porch you ever saw. Cracker Barrel restaurants have the right idea about having rocking chairs out front, and this would be the case at Yall-Mart. Another similarity would be the tons of old farming implements and antiques that hang on the walls and from the rafters, except wed have the option of buying that stuff, instead of just wishing theyd let us. Admit it, you know youve always wanted a log roller and a big metal Bubble Up sign! Men could hang out on the porch playing checkers and whittling while their wives shopped, and there could even be a few horseshoe pits nearby for them. Im envisioning a room set up for quilting classes as well, with frames hanging from the ceiling and ladies seated all around, sewing and sharing news with each other (not that the men on the porch would | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com. Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.comGRITS & PIECES | 11 News lrFM', wcAL EN-FA6MENC uRjWD FKIc-ND To Tf{E FA2MCRTotWNYGEoRGES 5ur2VNE5 NATIONAL TVS}{W; GoMES HoME A W/1NE2,'You Do"AKCADAPRDO, ( r104NMY,AND'fbu9 DRDDY DToovAZADAN_.._..__ __ . l 7.131000,

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The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian Editors note: The following is an excerpt from an email letter former Arcadia City Administrator sent to City Council members, select city staff, the city attorney and The Arcadian.Wow, after all that I did for Arcadia, bringing forward a balanced budget without using reserves and putting money in reserves, getting all the grants for the airport, getting your water and sewer budget back in the positive, meeting bond covenants for the rst time since they were issued, my actions get questioned. I never did anything to hurt Arcadia. I worked 16 to 18 hour days, seven days a week, sometimes 36 to 40 hours straight with no sleep, to x the nances and save the city and you now question my actions. Im insulted. First, Tom (Slaughter) was not privy to all this because how I manage staff, budget and nances is not a staff members concern. Just because he does not understand the numbers does not mean they are wrong or were done with malice. In addition, the Personnel Action Forms were not withheld from anyone and I would like to know just who they were withheld from? There is not a signature line on the form for Tom as planner so just because he was not as aware of everything I did and handled like he told you he was does not mean what I did was wrong or done with malice. He is grandstanding in an attempt to make himself look like the hero. There was $118,910 in the budget in Public Works payroll (salary, taxes, benets) that was budgeted but not being utilized due to a few staff that left the city. We did not adjust those staff back out because we were going to replace them but after Cathy was able to go in the eld and evaluate current staff and their duties we found that we did not need to. Rather we re-organized and re-assigned duties to existing staff to make up the loss of other staff. Because we were in the middle of September when we worked all this out there was not enough time to remove the excess funding yes, all this saved you money. Every penny was in the budget and everything I did gave you savings to the budget. You will have money left over unless someone else spends it on something else but my actions saved you money. To start, Denise Musselwhite was making less than her male co-workers that were doing the same job which was a lawsuit waiting to happen. Denise, whom Jerry recommended, was made foreman over sanitation, thus her adjustment as well. Sanitation throwers on the back of the truck were being paid a $2/hour incentive (not in their salary but an extra line item) causing them to be paid more than the drivers who had taken the time and initiative to obtain their CDL license to operate, maintain and be responsible for the huge trucks. It was a separate item because if they nished their route early they would go to the cemetery to help Tim which was proving to not be working out so well due to them now making less than being on the truck (less pay equaled less work in this case). After much discussion of how to manage this better, we eliminated the $2/hour incentive and gave them an increase which averaged out to be a little less than they would usually get so no matter what work they were doing, they did not have incentive or disincentive to work or not work. In addition, Jerry (Cordes) had hired newer CDL drivers at a higher rate of pay than existing CDL drivers which again was a lawsuit waiting to happen. We had to adjust CDL drivers to be getting equal pay for equal work and because of their additional qualication of a CDL, a higher wage than throwers. Parks and streets staff had unequal pay for the same work as well. Those pays were adjusted based on time with the city, work being performed and the re-assigned duties so we did not have to replace staff who had left. You also have a handful of staff who are coming close to retirement over the next couple years and we had no plans on replacing them so we were cross-training staff. The adjustments to PW staff, in the end, cost $30,267 total salary, taxes and benets saving the city over $88,000 in the budge I saved the city over $88,000 by making these adjustments yet, after all the positive I did for you, you question my actions and intentions. (Whether) right, wrong or excessive in your eyes it is your prerogative but I dont think you can point to anything I ever did and say it was done to hurt the city or done with malice. Everything I ever did was to help save Arcadia and Im truly insulted anyone would ever think anything but.Jankosky defends her choices to City Council Judi Jankosky Need that hardto -f ind item? 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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY On Nov. 9, Chapter 16497 Modern Woodmen meet at Solomons Castle for lunch about 11:30 a.m. To carpool, meet at Pine Creek Chapel at 10:45am. For more info or to RSVP, call Jane Powers at 494-1679. Browse for bargains at the Historical Societys Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 9, at the Fairgrounds Exhibition Building, 124 Heard St. The contents of several homes have been donated and are priced to sell. Baked goods, coffee, hot dogs, and cold drinks will also be available. To volunteer, call Norma Banas at 494-4325. Sarasota author Liz Coursen will present Having Fun, Wish You Were Here! An Illustrated History of the Postcard in Florida at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m., at the DeSoto County Library in Arcadia. Free and open to the public. For information call 993-4851. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. Women in Fellowship Ministry meets every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Greater Mt. Zion AME Church, 256 S. Orange Ave. Be uplifted, motivated and inspired by God. Free and open to the public. Light brunch is served. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY The Arcadia Elks Lodge will host a Veterans Appreciation Dinner and Marine Corps Birthday Celebration at 5 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Elks Lodge, 1028 W. Oak St. All veterans and their guests are invited to attend. RSVP to 993-0011 after 4 p.m. For details, call Mary Lyne at 245-5150. The dinner is free. Sisterhood of Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center presents The Other Son at 2 p.m. A donation of $10 covers the movie and refreshments. 3840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port. St. John Missionary Baptist Church will hold a Closing anniversary Service for Pastor Robert Harrison Dr. at 3:30 p.m., 208 Gordon St. The public is welcome to participate. MONDAY DeSoto County residents will not have trash collection on Monday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Monday customers will have their next pickup on Thursday, Nov. 14. The annual Veterans Day Parade takes place at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11. Line-up is at 9 a.m. at W. Oak St. and S. Orange Ave. To participate, call Jackie Tucker at 993-0083. Lots of children from DeSoto schools will be taking part this year. The parade will be followed by a Veterans Day ceremony at b11 a.m. sponsored by the DeSoto County Veterans Council at 11 a.m. at the courthouse. Alzheimers Support Group every 2nd Sat. & 4th Mon. at Arcadia Oaks ALF. 11 am, complimentary lunch. The GFWC Arcadia Womans Club meets on the second Monday of every month Sept. through May at the clubhouse in DeSoto Park, 2288 N.W. American Legion Way, with a pot luck lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a meeting. Members are encouraged to bring guests. For more information call 494-2966. The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday each month. 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. TUESDAY DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 9 a.m. at the County Administration building, Room 103, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. A special workshop on the fire station will take place at 10:30 a.m. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board meeting room of the DeSoto County School District, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Line Dancing is held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday. Jennie Martin, instructor. Call Jennie at 494-2749 for information. 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, starting Nov. 12, at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North, Arcadia. For information, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. WEDNESDAY DeSoto County Library Association is hosting a farewell reception for Library Director Lorel Reinstrom from 4-5 p.m. Nov. 13 at the library, 125 N. Hillsborough Ave. Nature Talk: John Reynolds, Creative ways early residents used plants, 10 a.m. on Nov. 13 at DeSoto County Library. Free. Nov. 13 is Spirit Night at Beef OBradys; with a special coupon, when you have dinner at the Arcadia Beefs, 20 percent of your meal price will be donated by Beefs to the DeSoto Arts & Humanities Council. Free Food Distribution the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Arcadia Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2865 S.E. Ami Drive (off State Road 31 near Walmart), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. By the All Faiths Food bank. Call 494-3262 for more information. Been There Ranchers and Farmers Club meets every second and fourth Wed. through April at 1 p.m., first clubhouse inside South Entrance Arcadia Village Country Club. North of Walmart, State Road 70. Call Max R. Fitzpatrick at 863-494-6257. Free. Tours, speakers, conversation, friends, fun all welcome. The DeSoto County Ministerial Association will meet at 8:30 a.m. for prayer and 9 a.m. for the meeting at the Housing Authority, on Booker T. Washington St. Pastors or representatives of all denominations and churches are invited to attend as we address community challenges and coordinate worship services to serve county residents. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. THURSDAY Nature Walks: Deep Creek Preserve, 8:30 a.m. Nov. 14. With naturalists John Phillips and Jamie Reynolds. Free. Nov. 14: Lettuce Lake. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Dec. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Dec. 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call Rick for reservations and info. 941-637-8805. TEAM Arcadia meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Margaret Way Building, 23 N Polk Avenue. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to unite community organizations and coordinate community improvement efforts. The DeSoto County Historical Society holds its monthly meeting at noon Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Family Service Center Annex, N. Orange Ave. and Effie St. Lunch available at 11:30 for $6. Meeting includes election of 2014 officers, and a program on DeSoto Countys Traditional Music with the Fiddle Crabs of Punta Gorda, performing traditional fiddle tunes, ballads, hymns and songs. Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6 p.m. second Thursdays monthly at the Habitat ReStore, 111 N. Polk Ave. NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. NOTICEThe Lettuce Lake Boat Ramp will be closed starting Nov. 1 for up to six months, through May 1, while the new boat ramp is constructed. TODAY The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Early Bird is at 8 a.m. Nov. 7 at Horizon Coach. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council is heading to Port Charlotte for a presentation at the Mid-County Library at 5:30 p.m., by Patrick Smith, Florida Is a Land Remembered. Anyone inter ested in car-pooling to the talk can meet at The Arcadian parking lot at 4:30 p.m. The group will stop for a bite to eat afterward. No charge for the talk; dinner is Dutch treat. 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. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St.. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. FRIDAY The Photography Group of DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council meets the second Friday of each month 3:30 5 p.m. at the DeSoto Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Karen at ksmoke@embarqmail.com. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. 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. 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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 DESOTO COUNTY A rash of recent burglaries of Arcadia residences resulted in the arrest of Mark Hadsell, 36, and Tera Martin, 34, both of Arcadia, on multiple charges. According to DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reports, deputies responded to home burglaries at two separate locations on N.E. County Road 660 and another on N.E. Hammock Street. Items taken from the residences included rearms, TVs, pain medications, jewelry, a safe and an uncut sheet of $2 bills. In each case, the suspects gained entry to the residences through locked windows, although in one instance the report states they were only able to gain access to the garage. After receiving descriptions of the suspects from several witnesses, deputies were alerted to a report by a manager of a local Circle K of a male and female paying for items with $2 bills. A review of the stores surveillance video tipped off authorities to the identities of the suspects, who had been witnesses to an aggravated battery case a few days earlier. Deputies then obtained a search warrant for a home in the 2900 block of N.E. Ouray Drive in Arcadia, where they found several of the stolen items. When questioned about them, the report states, Hadsell initially denied any knowledge of the items, and Martin claimed one of the firearms found was purchased from Craigslist, and other items purchased from a drug dealer. Martin later admitted to breaking into one of the homes and stealing several items police said. Martin was arrested on one count of armed burglary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance; burglary of an unoccupied dwelling; two counts of grand theft between $300-$5,000; two counts of grand theft of a firearm; and four counts of dealing in stolen property. Bond was set at $46,000. Hadsell was charged with two counts of armed burglary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance; two counts of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon; grand theft between $300-$5,000; grand theft between $5,000-$10,000; and four counts of grand theft of a firearm. Bond was set at $63,000.Couple arrested for multiple burglaries HADSELL MARTIN The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: George Mac Golloman Sr., 40, 1800 block of SW Harlem Circle, Arcadia. Charges: felony battery, possession or use of drug equipment, and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: none. Matias Riojas Jr.,44, 1100 block of SW Anita Street, Arcadia. Charges: battery. Bond: none Jeffrey Scott Stafford, 50, Sarasota, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $1,000. Howard Wayne Horton, 27, Jacaranda Trails, Arcadia. Charges: shoplifting. Bond: $500. Michael Wayne Bunce, 40, 2400 block of Lois Avenue, Arcadia. Charges: battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond: $10,750. Luis Alberto Corrales, 30, 6000 block of SW Shores Avenue, Arcadia. Charges: violation of domestic injunction. Bond: none. Javier Monroy, 21, 2800 block of SW Wallace Avenue, Arcadia. Charges: probation violation. Bond: none. Shauna Louise Corcoran, 29, 3700 block of Rosemary Drive, Punta Gorda. Charge: probation violation. Bond: none. Julio Rafael Delmonte, 21, 2700 block of Rowena, Arcadia. Charges: probation violation. Bond: none. Cameron Marie Nott, 31, 1200 block of SE 3rd Avenue, Arcadia. Charges: driving while license suspended; failure to register motor vehicle. Bond: time served. Adam Keith Torres, 26, 1200 block of SE 3rd Avenue, Arcadia. Charges: probation violation. Bond: none. Thomas Anthony Padgett, 59, Booker T. Street, Arcadia. Charges: battery. Bond: $5,000 Alberto Marin Cordero, 42, 1400 block of 1st Ave, Arcadia. Charges: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $4,000. Larry Lenard Ousley, 18, Cape Coral. Charges: contributing to the delinquency of a minor; interference with custody of a minor. Bond: $2,000. Devin Scot Smith, 24, Lakeland. Charges: out-of-county warrants. Bond: $1,500. Roni Alejandro, 39, no address. Charges: disorderly intoxication. Bond: $120. Rodney Lee Dakin, 47, 3100 block of State Road 62 East, Arcadia. Charges: refusal to sign citation; driving under the inuence of alcohol or drugs; use of a rearm under the inuence of alcohol. Bond: $1,250. Brandy Nicole Roberts, 36, 1400 block of Coastal Drive, Punta Gorda. Charges: unarmed burglary of unoccupied dwelling; grand theft between $300-$5,000. Bond: $8,500. Mark Richard Martin, 37, Sebring. Charges: criminal mischief property damage between $200-$1,000; possession and/or use of drug equipment; possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $740. Kristen Ann Hooks, 21, unknown address, Arcadia. Charges: committing theft and resisting recovery of property; second degree petty theft, rst offense. Bond: $620. Trophona Ellitia Blandin, 42, 500 block of N. Polk Avenue, Arcadia. Charges: possession of weapon or ammunition by a convicted Florida felon. Bond: $5,000. Daniel Cortez III, 22, 2700 block of S.W. Bungalow Street, Arcadia. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment; possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Bond: $240. Glenda Marie Garcia, 40, 1300 block of SE 2nd Avenue, Arcadia. Charges: out-ofcounty warrant. Bond: $400. Justin Ryan Hollingsworth, 24, 5900 block of NW Pete Coker Landing, Arcadia. Charges: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $6,000. Tara Marie Lemacks, 31, Venice. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment; possession of a controlled substance without a prescription; possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell; possession less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $3,740. Rene Lopez, 25, Clewiston. Charges: Battery. Bond: $2,500. Matthew Paul Martell, 43, 3000 block of SE Hansel Avenue, Arcadia. Charges: fraud; grand theft between $300-$5,000. Bond: $2,500. Daniel George McClelland, Bishop Street, Brownville. Charges: driving while license suspended. Bond: $120. Lee Wright Quave, 37, 3400 block of SE Love Street, Arcadia. Charges: driving while license suspended. Bond: $120. Devin Scot Smith, 24, Lakeland. Charges: out-of-county warrants. Bond: $1,500. Jesus Lopez Jr., 41, 1500 block of NE Lea Avenue, Arcadia. Charges: non-support of children or spouse; failure to appear. Bond: $7,181.27. Travis McGill, 54, 300 block of S. Manatee Avenue, Arcadia. Charges: unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance. Bond: $5,000. Dustin Michael Campbell, 24, 4800 block of SW Highway 17, Nocatee. Charges: battery. Bond: none. Jamie Lee Prusinski, 31, 3000 block of NE Buddy Drive, Arcadia. Charges: possession of drug equipment; possession of a hallucinogen. Bond: $2,620. 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The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESDonald Michael LawrukDonald Michael Don Lawruk, 75, of Lake Suzy, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. He was born Nov. 20, 1937, in Altoona, Pa., to Magdaline (nee Gurna) and Antony Lawruk. Donald spent most of his career as an automotive tool and die maker. In 1997, he retired from General Motors in Lordstown, Ohio. He was a member of St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church in North Port, Fla. Donald loved living in Florida, playing golf, woodworking, and helping his church and friends. Mostly, though, he loved his family. He will be deeply missed. He leaves behind his loving wife, Barbara A.(nee DeSoto); daughters, Rebecca A. Blackson of Cortland, Ohio, Samantha L. Gullett of Jacksonville, Fla., and Christina R. Poschner of Austintown, Ohio; son, Michael A. Lawruk of Las Vegas, Nev.; seven beloved grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter, Maurice and Adam Lawruk; and sisters, Olga Romerowicz, Jennie Cramer and Alice Hanna. Don was preceded in death by his daughter, Michelle Moore; and his brothers, Joseph and Raymond Lawruk. Visitation was held fSunday, Nov. 3, 2013, at Farley Funeral Home in North Port, with a Panachyda Service following. The Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church, followed by interment at Venice Memorial Gardens in Venice, Fla. In lieu of owers, the family asks that gifts be made in his memory to St. Marys Ukrainian Catholic Church, 1078 N. Biscayne Drive, North Port, FL 34287. To send condolences, please visit www.farleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are by Farley Funeral Home, North Port.Kiya MooreKiya Moore, 6 months, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. Arrangements are by PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Donald TorresDonald L. Torres, 68, of Bradenton, Florida passed away Oct. 25 after a brief illness. He was a native of Chicago, IL and a local resident since 1978, when he moved here from Huntington, West Virginia. He was a tile salesman; a Christian who attended the Assembly of God Church; a member of the American Legion; and a Veteran of the Vietnam War Era and he was a Sky Solider who served with the 189th Ghost Riders. He is survived by his daughter, Natalie M. Torres of Port Charlotte, Florida; his mother, Betty Whobrey of Arcadia, Florida and two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, Lewis Torres. Funeral service will be held at 2 p;.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 State Road 72, Sarasota, Florida 34241 with the Kirby Stewart American Legion Post providing full military honors. Burial will take place in the cemetery following the service. Veterans Funeral Care is handling the arrangements. Former DeSoto County Sheriff Frank Cline passed away October 11, 2013. The following excerpts ran in the January 8, 1981 edition of the Arcadian when Cline retired after 14 years as Sheriff of DeSoto County. The Arcadian pays tribute to the lawman with a look back through the sher iffs eyes in the rst of a two part special. 1981: On Monday, January 5th, Sheriff Frank E. Cline got up from his desk and walked out the front door of the Department for the last time as DeSoto County Sheriff. He was the sheriff for 14 years, and a deputy here for 8 years before that. Cline gave 22 years of his time to DeSoto County because law enforcement was his life. When he took ofce in 1967, Cline had a staff of eight people. Today he leaves a work force of 48 people. There were pressures from two sectors in the county, he said. One he called the deposed political powers. Fewer in number were those that carried grudges because they had been arrested by his department. But the political faction caused the greater number of unnecessary pressures, Cline said. But I did exactly as I wanted to anyway. The path I took was determined by the fact that I knew what I was doing. I knew my work. If I can look at myself in the mirror in the morning and not have to turn my head, Id do what I thought best, regard less of who thought what. Naturally that caused some problems. But how are you going to operate any other way? Are you going to cater to this group over here, or to someone else? Then you arent the one whos sheriff. Some other section is, and therefore youre slighting the rest of the people, Cline said. He is proud of the department he is leaving to his successor. Theres no way we could have come from where we were to what we are now without the help of the people from the county, the people that supported good law enforcement. I dont mean political support. I had a lot of good men out there working, and I supported them. I did this by telling them they were doing a good job, and by helping them on cases they were working on, not just drawing back on telling them nothing. I feel that the sheriffs ofce has come a long way and has been very successful. We have absolutely nothing to hang our heads about. We can stand up and look anybody in the eye and say we have done a good job. I would probably give the most credit for being able to make that statement to my employees, past and present. Without their loyalty, without the dedication to their work, we would not be where we are today or enjoy the stature that we have with other agencies all over the United States. Cline will keep his memories of an adult lifetime spent doing the thing he loved most. His memories are not marred for him by those that would spread rumors that followed him throughout his career. Lets face it, he said. Who can you get the most mileage out of in a small county? People change. You can do for one person ten ne and wonderful things. Do one thing he doesnt like, and that will be the only thing he ever remembers. Thats sad. Thank the Lord that all the people are not that way. Those that are just dont matter.This Week in DeSoto County Hayley Mercer hayleymariemercer@gmail.comCompiled from back issues of The ArcadianTHIS WEEK | 17 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 $ 7 5 0 $7.50 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! 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 $7.50 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 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:45 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 50457208 See Your Church in this spot For Only $ 7 5 0 $7.50 a week! Call Tami at 4 9 4 7 6 0 0 494-7600 for more details. I/ o4947/o49476

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 Family AlbumFAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to Arcadian.editor@gmail.com ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comWaters Edge Dermatology celebrates its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with members of the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce. The full service dermatological center provides a variety of treatments for skin problems.Grand opening for skin center Open wide at Memorial Elementary School Ribbon cutting at the new dental clinic at Memorial Elementary School. Dr. Kirk Snyder and assistant Diane Wilson prepare to apply a dental sealant to Marshall Blosser as the Tooth Fairy looks on. Marshall was one of the rst patients at the new dental clinic that the DeSoto County Health Department just opened at Memorial Elementary School.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comOn Oct. 20, Dr. T. Howell Upchurch was surprised with a celebration of his 60th Year in the Ministry, at Oak Hill Baptist Church in Arcadia Dr. Upchurch was born and raised in McDonough, Georgia. He began his ministry on Oct. 18, 1953 at the age of 17. He graduated from Truett McConnell Jr. College where he received his AA Degree, then earned a bachelors degree at Mercer University, and earned his Bachelor and Masters of Divinity at Colombia Seminary. He attended The Southern Baptist Center for Biblical Studies where he received his Doctorate of Ministry. He met his wife, Mae Floyd, in McDonough. She was a guest pianist in the church he was serving. They were married on Dec. 21, 1962. They raised two sons, Kevin and Keith. Upchurch ministered to churches in Georgia, Ohio, Kentucky and Florida. Among his experiences, he served as a church planter, starting a church in Ohio in 1969 where he brought property and built twice at that location. While in Louisville, Ky. his ministry led to the building of a Family Life Center and a Worship Center, seating 2,300 members. His pastoral duties also led him to preach in over half of the states in the United States in revivals and bible conferences. He served on state boards of Ministry in Ohio and Kentucky. He served on several boards of Christian organizations, and started a Ministerial Training Institute while serving at Valley View Baptist Church in Louisville. Upchurch was one of the founders of the Fulness Magazine. He also authored two books.Pastor Upchurch celebrates 60 years of ministrySUBMITTED BY BARBARA NICHOLSON Rev. T. Howell Upchurch celebrated his 60th year in the ministry on Oct. 20.PHOTO PROVIDEDCELEBRATES | 12 Sunc ast Trucking Academy 50460175 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 50457240 Applications must be received at our offices post marked no later than December 16, 2013 at 5:00PM 1scVEoDDEsnDeSoto CountyTourism Development Marketing Grant ProgramDeSoto County and the Tourist Development Council is accepting applications for the2014 Tourism Development Marketing Grant Program, which is a marketing/advertisinggrant program for eligible organizations that will sponsor and promote tourism activitieswithin DeSoto County, bring substantial numbers of tourists/visitors to the County andpromote overnight bed stays within DeSoto County. The overall purpose of the program isto promote DeSoto County as a tourist destination by assisting new tourism events inlaunching effective marketing campaigns. This is a matching funds grant program.Eligible Organizations:The organization must be a notforprofit organization qualified to do business in Florida.Applications are restricted to new events, defined as being in existence for three (3) orless years and cannot receive funding for more than two consecutive years.All events, performances, or programs must be open to the public.Events cannot be unreasonably restrictive through admittance fees, public access orcrowd capacity, which limits participation by visitors.Events, performances or programs must take place in DeSoto County. If these events,performances, or programs are to be used for fund raising purposes, profits must goexclusively to programs that benefit DeSoto County residents and/or charities.Tourism Development Marketing Grant funds requires a 50% match.Eligible Use of Funds:The following are examples of how tourist development funds may be uses to promote tourism in theCounty:Promotional or advertising expenses In conjunction with an event to increase theawareness of DeSoto County outside this area.Out-of-county advertising and publicity of an event to increase participation, attendanceand awareness including, but not limited to, internet, print, television, audio advertising,and use of billboard advertising.Maximum Award: $1,500.00, dollar for dollar matching grant. $4500 will be available in this grantcycle, for events to be held in 2014.For program overview and application instructions please visit httn:/Idesntofl.com/grant2Ol4Applications may be downloaded at this website address or in person at our offices at:DeSoto County Board of County CommissionersEconomic and Tourism Development OfficeAttn: Michael Taber or Mandy Hines201 E Oak St, Suite 201Arcadia, FL 34266863-491-7574edo@desotobocc.com

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The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian Tillie Brown celebrates her 106th birthday PHOTOS PROVIDED BY SABRENIA ALEXANDERFamily and friends gathered to celebrate Tillie P.I. Browns 106th birthday on Nov. 4. The celebration began with an opening prayer by Rev. Jerry Alexander, followed by a song of her request, Walk With Me Lord. Tillie then recited a prayer, Now I lay me down to sleep, after which the oor was opened for family and friends to oer their birthday wishes. Friends and family visited Tillie Brown at DeSoto Health and Rehab to wish her a happy 106th birthday, complete with a beautifully decorated cake. be doing the same thing, of course). Thered be a barber/beauty shop there, and maybe even a tattoo studio right next to the tanning booth. Maybe even a botox station, for all your cosmetic needs. Did I mention thered be spittoons at the end of each aisle, and the shopping buggies would have Yosemite Sam Back off! mud flaps on the wheels? The Yall-Mart motto could be If we aint got it, you dont need it. Parents have been telling their children that for years, so theyre already programmed to accept it. And besides, if its that badly needed, the store will figure out a way to get it for you, whether its wheeled out the front to you, or snuck out the back. No need for a fancy-schmancy sandwich caf in the store. I think wed all be content with a place to plop down, kick off our shoes for awhile, and enjoy boiled peanuts and gizzards. Ive never been a shopaholic, but just the thought of those vittles makes me want to go on a spree. Thered be lots of reasons for visiting other than just buying groceries and odds and ends. I think a veterinarian clinic would be in order, complete with accommodations for critters up to the size of a horse. Same goes for a gunsmith. Why should we just be able to buy one there? Oh yeah, and there wouldnt be any paranoia-inducing ammunition shortages, either. And lets not forget the full service fillin station out front, where you can earn stamps that are redeemable for items inside. Oh yes, and theres a daycare open there, so you can shop in peace, so bring the whole family and make it an experience for all. You know how some grocery stores and restaurants let you sign the death war rant of a lobster by picking them out from the others? Same would go at Yall-Mart, except youd have other stuff to choose from, such as mullet for your smoker and catfish to go with your grits. And why stop there? You want fresh chicken? Come out back and pick you out a big fat hen. And well even give you a dollar-off discount if youd like to wring its neck yourself! I could go on and on, but I think you get the picture. Maybe someday this will come to pass, and well all shop happily ever after. Ill be waiting out front in a rocker with my brogans pulled off, sipping on a cold bottle of Bubble Up, working as a greeter. Welcome to Yall-Mart ... yall come back now, ya hear?GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 Reclaimed Upland Forest Former Kingsford Mine, Polk CountyWe reclaim the land to keep our future growing.At Mosaic, our mission is to help the world grow the food it needs by providing essential crop nutrients. But before we begin phosphate mining operations, we work with regulators to carefully craft a reclamation plan that returns mined lands to productive uses. From wetlands and wildlife preserves to shing lakes, citrus groves and public playgrounds, Mosaics 3,000-plus Florida employees are passionate about reclaiming the land for present and future generations to enjoy. Join in Mosaics promise at www.mosaicco.com/promise.Thats our promise. 50457239 A y sMosaic

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 Several ministers who sat under his Christian leadership now serve as pastors in Ohio, Kentucky, Texas, Connecticut and Florida. Upchurch retired to Punta Gorda Florida in 2000, but was soon called to serve at Calvary Baptist Church in Arcadia. He went back into retirement, and was again called to serve at Oak Hill Baptist Church, where he is pres ently in his sixth year. To honor him on this special day, Mike Waller, Beth Carsten, and his wife Mae put together a program of video recording from his mother-inlaw, Edith Floyd of McDonough, sons Keith of Columbus, Miss. and Kevin of Georgetown, Ky. and former members and pastors who had set under his teachings in Lebanon, Ohio, Louisville, Dallas, Texas and Arcadia. Cindy Trawick and Bonnie Tuttle read letters addressed to him from church members from Ohio, Kentucky and Arcadia. Deacons John McHarque, Bob Tuttle, W.M. Marsh and Mike Waller presented him with a Declaration of Service from the Desoto County Commissioners. The church presented Upchurch and wife a cruise, monetary gifts and a week of vacation. Additional gifts and cards were given by various members and friends. Several out-of-town guests came to help celebrate this special day. Deacon Eddie Wertz led the Prayer of Dismissal and Blessings for the food prepared for the celebration at the Fellowship Hall.CELEBRATESFROM PAGE 10 PHOTO PROVIDEDAshley Coone, center, executive director of the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce, attended a dinner conference along with First Lady Ann Scott and Gov. Rick Scott.Coone attends leadership conference with Gov. Scott Cooler weather and the arrival of our winter residents means more recreational bicyclists will be on the road. Shorter daylight hours put more people who use bicycles for basic transportation on the road at the most dangerous dawn and twilight hours and even after dark. Cycling is a great tness activity and riding with a group is a great way to maintain your motivation while enjoy ing the activity with others who share a love of cycling. Florida is a favorite winter destination for cyclists from other areas where winter forces many to put up their wheels. Safe cycling is the responsibility of both cyclists and motor vehicle drivers. For the most part, cyclists are required to obey all the same rules as motorists. Motorists must give cyclists the same respect as other slower moving vehicles when passing. Cyclists and motorists must both respect each others right to travel the road. Twenty-ve pounds of alloy is no match for tons of steel. Even a light graze by a rearview mirror or trailer fender may be fatal to the cyclist. Pass bicyclists with plenty of room to spare. Motorists need to remember cyclists cant accelerate with the same speed as motorists. Cyclists must always be on the lookout for pot holes and road debris, and occasionally may have to swerve to avoid a road hazard. The rst rule of safe cycling is to go with the ow always ride on the right in the direction of travel. Its a misconception that riding on the left or against trafc is safer. It denitely is not, and is illegal. Riding against trafc is a leading cause of accidents involving cyclists. Consider your reaction as a motorist if you saw an automobile coming the wrong way toward you. Instinct is to swerve, and you have no idea what the other driver is going to do. Riding against trafc actually reduces the time the other driver can react to your presence. People see what they are looking for where they expect to see it. Riding with trafc, where the trafc is supposed to be, is the most visible place on the roadway. If a bicycle rider is in the wrong place, the chance of being seen is greatly reduced. Bicyclists who ride against trafc at night are even more vulnerable. Drivers expect and are trained to follow red lights and pass them safely on their right. White headlights identify an approaching vehicle which is always on the drivers left. Now comes a bicycle riding against trafc, how is it to be passed? Riding against trafc, especially at night, dees all the conventions of roadway use. Motorists should pass cyclists only when they have adequate space to do so. Cyclists riding in a group should yield by moving off the road if there is a buildup of trafc behind them. Helmets are required for riders under the age of 16 in Florida. Safe cyclists of any age always wear a helmet. It seems a imsy bit of protection, but can save a cyclist from tragedy. Falling off a bike with any forward speed can mean your head crashes into the pavement with considerable velocity. Add the momentum imparted by being struck by a vehicle, and your brain is doomed. Road rash and broken bones will heal, but brain injury is another matter. Todays modern helmets are lightweight, cool and comfortable. Safe cyclists make sure they are seen at all times. Wear bright colored clothes during the day and white or reective clothing at night. A cyclist is required to have a white light in the front, and a red light in the rear, and some towns ticket Safe cycling tips for riders and driversBy KAREN SMOKEARCADIAN CORRESPONDENTriders without them. Would you drive an automobile at night without lights? Let motorists know your intentions signal turns and stops with hand signals. Left arm extended straight out from the shoulder means the cyclist is making a left turn. Left arm extended with the fore arm bent upward signals a right turn, and downward means a stop. Get and use a rearview mirror, but also always look back before moving across a lane of trafc. Try to make eye contact with the driver. Ride single le in trafc, and no more than two abreast on trails or lightly traveled roads. Take the road less traveled when planning recreational rides. Use secondary roads and trails when possible. Cyclists are allowed to ride on sidewalks, but must yield to pedestrians. Equip your bike with a bell or horn and when approaching pedestrians from the rear sound a signal and say bike on your left to be sure they are aware you are passing. Ride on the right even on sidewalks, except when passing. Cross at intersections the same as you would if walking, and at busy intersections dismount and walk your bike. Courtesy is a two-way street. Share the road with cyclists. Better yet, get on a bike and enjoy travel under your own energy. For all your cycling needs, head to Acme Bicycle Shop, LLC at 6 W. Oak Street. Hours are Tuesday to Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information visit http://acmebicycleshop.com/ or phone 863-884-2333. Harlan Wilson, Lee Gallahger, Je Pitch and Tim Martin embrace William Bentley (seated), who served in the US Navy from 1951 to 1954 during the Korean War on the USS Stoddard. Bentley was visiting DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park to see the bench dedicated in his name for the rst time. Veterans Day will be honored with a parade at 10 a.m. Monday, followed at 11 a.m. with a ceremony in front of the courthouse. Veterans to be honored MondayARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun/Thursday, November 7, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 13HARDEE WINS ... AGAIN PAGE 14For the fifth straight year, the Bulldogs football squad falls to its fiercest rival in a 26-7 defeat. The DeSoto County Bulldogs came into their regional semifinal game playing at home and on a nice roll. They knocked off their three previous opponents with a mark of 9-1. The Lely Trojans came to Arcadia Tuesday night and put an end to the Lady Bulldogs dreams of making a run at a state title. Every team in the state, except for the state champs, that makes the playoffs will end with a one-match losing streak. To lose the final game of the season is hard to take. When you lose to a better team or if you play the best game that you can and still lose, then you know you simply lost to a better team. The Bulldogs did neither one on Tuesdays loss. They didnt play a better team and they didnt play their best game. That is something a team needs to do once they reach the tournament portion of the season. Each game will be against a little tougher competition and for a team to become state champions they must play better every game. The mental part of the game hurt us tonight. We werent thinking too clearly at times, Coach Laura White said. There were communication problems that led to points for the Trojans. Other aspects of the game broke down at times, too, as there were many more unforced errors than the Bulldogs had committed in previous tournament games. Its a game of momentum, like the domino effect. One thing happens and then another and pretty soon youre in trouble. We had that deer in the headlights look for part of the match, White said. There were three things each match had in common: They all started out with Lely taking the early lead; they were as close as bark on a tree; and Lely won all three sets. In the first set the Bulldogs built a 5-1 lead after surrendering the first point of the game. Lely took the lead with six unanswered points and DeSoto tied it back up at nine. The game saw six ties, with the final one coming with the teams knotted at 16. Lely rattled off four points to take a 20-16 lead. With the Bulldogs trailing 24-17, Micaela Roberts served four points, but that was all they could get as Lely took the first set 25-21. After Lely scored the first two points in the second set, both teams traded points for much of the way. There were 11 ties in the game, but the Trojans didnt pulled ahead with the game tied at 17 to take a fourpoint lead. They hung on to win 25-22. In the final set, Lely took the lead 2-0 and expanded it to 7-4 before the Bulldogs started their comeback. There were 10 tied scores in the game. With the score 18-15 in favor of the Trojans, DeSoto County rallied for eight points, with seven of them coming with Datasia Wallace at the service line. With a 23-18 lead, it appeared as if the Bulldogs were going to force a game four. But the Bulldogs started making mistakes and Lely tied the game at 24. The Trojans tallied the final two points as they scored eight of the final nine points of the game to secure the win. The Bulldogs started out the night with fire and intensity. As Lely made their comeback it seemed as if the Bulldogs began to panic and pressed in their play. They stopped smiling late in the game and for the final two sets they looked nervous and just were unable to get any kind of spark going. The Bulldogs finished their season with a 15-12 record as they played a very tough schedule. Many fans would have been happy with the district crown, but this club went one step farther and made it to the regional semi-finals. They ended up just four wins shy from being State Champions. To tell you the truth when we first started the season I didnt think wed get this far, White said. Im happy that we won the district and got farther than we have in several years. Im happy with my girls; they had a very good season.Bulldogs playoff run ends Steve Knapp Arcadian Sports Director SBigDaddyKnapp@aol.com On the Bench with Big Daddy ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County volleyball coach Laura White watches as her team loses the lead in the third set and eventually loses the match to Lely. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY DANA CLAUSING dana@clausingphotography.comTishonna Riley drives a ball past two Trojan defenders during game action Tuesday night. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY DANA CLAUSING dana@clausingphotography.comThe Lady Bulldogs season comes to an end as they were defeated by the Lely Trojans Tuesday night during regional semi-nal action. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY DANA CLAUSING dana@clausingphotography.comBethany Bonville (10) and Tishonna Riley go high for a block. DeSoto County lost 3-0 to Lely in the regional seminal match. r-' ._._ _,.___w -__]';>,-; __ I ll ___ ______T. rTi2 ;i r IIT -1r.i if+ I< 4: ________lt{ rr I rll I4: _ _., r-,--.-'J I fri __ _t h f as' : y 4'=,-'lei P "'sa

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Arcadian | Page 14 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 The scoreboard said that Hardee had won 26-7 over DeSoto County, but in some aspects it was a victory for the boys from Arcadia. For the rst time since the rst couple of weeks in the season the Bulldogs played with some re and passion. If you play with that kind of passion and intensity, you give yourself a shot (to win), Bulldogs head coach Matt Egloff told his team after the game. Weve been walking through the whole season and weve been telling you to play the game with heart and nally tonight we did. We went down swinging. Why dont you play like this every week? We could be pretty good but you got to want to play every week. The Bulldogs played pretty tough against the District 5A-13 champions. DeSotos defense held the Wildcats on a fourth down attempt in Bulldog territory early in the game. That gave the team some spark, and the defense was led by Deionte Juice Turner who made a couple of tackles for losses, including a quarterback sack. Hardee Coach Jared Martin said, DeSoto did a good job. We knew they would be tough. Their defensive line was tough; they gave us some real problems early on. Hardee seemed to have everything going for them with an 8-1 record including an eight-game winning streak and hosting the Bulldogs on senior night at Wildcat Stadium. The Bulldogs were stuck in a ve-game losing streak and were facing a team that only gives up an average of eight points a game. The loss took the Bulldogs out of the district lead in points scored, as the Wildcats now have scored 244 points compared to the Bulldogs 240. The Wildcats had only allowed 70 points all season compared to the Bulldogs 299. It would not have been too surprising to see a lot of points on the board for the Wildcats, but the teams were tied at seven midway through the second quarter. Kari Williams hooked up with Dequan Richardson for a 72-yard touchdown pass to tie the game within the rst two minutes of the second quarter. The touchdown pass matched Dawayne Hearns from earlier in the season, which is the longest in Bulldog history. The Wildcats struck back for two touchdowns in the second quarter to take a 20-7 halftime lead. After a scoreless third quarter, Hardee scored on a touchdown run of four yards in the nal three minutes of the game to seal the win at 26-7. Other than the two touchdowns in ve-and-a-half minutes just before half, the game could have gone either way. Jacarius Slugga Thomas made the only interception in the game for either team to stop a Hardee drive. Both clubs ended up with 128 yards in the air. Williams has more than double the number of interceptions than any other quarterback in the area, but was clean against the Wildcats. The Bulldog receivers had trouble holding onto his passes, with close to a half-dozen drops. Williams is just one touchdown pass behind North Ports Brennan Simms for the areas lead. Simms has 16 on the year and will host Hardee tomorrow night. Richardson had no problem holding onto Williams tosses as he caught six of the seven completions for a game-high 117 yards. The other completion went to running back Terrell Gordon, who needed 36 yards to reach the 1,000-yard rushing mark. Gordon had a couple of Wildcats shadowing him all night and only picked up 16 yards. Gordon has a 272-yard lead over his nearest competitor, and will win the area rushing crown this season. On each play there were three or four Hardee players who would say, I Bulldogs hang tough, but lose to Hardee 26-7By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe only freshman who started all season for the DeSoto County Bulldogs was Nirion Wash ington, who jarred this pass out of the hands of the Wildcats receiver with a hard hit. Senior wide receiver Bay Hale has a wall of white jerseys in front of him as he returns one of his three kicko returns in the 26-7 loss at Hardee. Nirion Washington comes back on a pass pattern and tries to make a diving catch of a Kari Williams pass. The pass was incomplete as the Bulldogs lost to Hardee for the fth straight season.BULLDOGS | 22 WE SPEAK SPANISHAlejandro Salgado SantiagoImmigration Attorney We O er Immigration Legal Services In: rf Work Visas, Investors Visas & Others ntbt Your Satisfaction is Our Pride rfntbrnb 2961170 50457187 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. SHOP* 4 040For Your S u rtpp vo Keep Your Dollars In Desotopp

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The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian On Nov. 16, the Bluffs Golf course will host the Freedom Drivers Golf Tournament. The prots from this tour nament will benet The Independence Fund. The Independence Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-prot fund which helps severely injured veterans achieve complete physical and emotional healing. Four ladies from deep in the heart of Cracker Country gathered with the sole desire of assisting severely injured veterans. Their desires united them into a group called The Freedom Drivers. They learned the Independence Funds board of directors is comprised entirely of combat veterans who ensure that 99 percent of every dollar that is received goes directly to a veteran. The vision of this organization is to unify governmental, private and corporate entities for the common purpose of providing complete physical and emotional healing to severely injured veterans. Their motto is: They were there for OUR freedom, now WE are there for theirs. The Freedom Drivers contacted Steve Luker Danyluk, founder of the Independence Fund. They were assigned Sergeant Major Jesse Acosta, also afliated with the Independence Fund, as the Director for their cause. The Freedom Drivers quickly learned their mission was not going to be a walkin-the-park ordinary golf tournament. Acosta and his service dog, Charlie Boy, quickly empowered the ladies to take on the most rewarding endeavor of their lives. Acosta, blinded by shrapnel that ripped through his face while h was serving in Iraq in 2006, has been able to rise above his disabilities with the help of Charlie Boy. Acosta said, I knew he would guide me to the freedom that I was told I would never have because of my injuries. On Nov. 16, Zolfo Springs will host a golf tournament to benet The Independence Fund. Ninety-nine percent of the prots will be awarded back to veterans who have served our country in protecting our freedom. Acosta and Charlie Boy will be special guests at the tournament. If you believe in freedom and patriotism and want to support this cause, join the tournament or donate to this group. The tournament will be held Nov. 15 and 16 at The Bluffs Golf Course. Entry is $60 per person (Bluffs members) or $75 per person (nonmembers). Included in the fee are 18 holes of golf on either Friday or Saturday, golf cart, the banquet Saturday night and a commemorative hat. Shotgun start is at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 and 8 a.m. or 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16. The Saturday banquet begins at 4 p.m. with the Color Guard, invocation and speakers at 6 p.m. Fee for the banquet only is $30 per person. For more information call Sue at The Bluffs Golf Course. 863-993-4310 or 863-735-0631. Checks can be made payable to : Freedom Drivers, 8037 US Highway 17 South, Zolfo Springs ,Fl 33890.Freedom Drivers meet The Independence FundBy SUE FAYTHE BLUFFS PHOTO PROVIDEDSergeant Major Jesse Acosta and his service dog, Charlie Boy, will attend the Freedom Drivers Golf Tournament Nov. 16 at The Blus Golf Course. DeSoto County High School The varsity volleyball team continued their postseason play with a 3-0 regional win over Cypress Lake. The Lady Bulldogs are now 9-1 in postseason action. The varsity football team showed some life but couldnt stay with Hardee as the Bulldogs lost 26-7 in the states oldest rivalry. The girls soccer team lost their season opener 2-1 at Mulberry and then lost 8-0 against North Port.DeSoto County Middle School The Panthers football team lost a heartbreaker to Hardee 16-14 in coach Monty McLeods final game as the first and only head coach for the Panthers football program. The Lady Panthers softball team lost to Hardee 8-4, but ended the season with an 8-2 win over Lake Placid.Upcoming games The varsity football team will honor their senior team members at their final game of the season 7 p.m. tomorrow night as they host Braden River. The lady weightlifters begin their season next week with two matches. On Tuesday they will travel to Port Charlotte and on Thursday will go to Charlotte High School for a match. The girls basketball team will open their season at home against Port Charlotte Nov. 11. The junior varsity By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ROUNDUP | 17 50457237 .460Pa-I ad ow.1 .,, = Gatorboys yNovember 23, 2013FesiX 2013Gates Open at 9amTurner Agri-Civic CenterE OTO COUNTY!PlY 863-993-4807i Come Enjoy A Full Day 2250 NE Roan St. Arcadia, FL 34266is Of Family Fan www turner+center comLive Music Arts & Crafts Bike Show & Games Antique CarsYouth Beef Show Workin Cow Dog Demo e Equestrian Demo o Kids Fun AreaMosaic 1-1-WrYtw a-SeacoastVATIONAL B.,%NKW kaudwsli

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 the budget were still unknown. There were a lot of employees who didnt receive raises who deserved it, Mayor Alice Frierson said. I dont know how we can do partial raises when weve previously turned down entire departments. We also dont know where we are in terms of our budget, or what our shortfall is going to be. I think approving this would be irresponsible on our part, giving out pay increases with the Legislative Audit Committee closely watching us. Councilman Bob Heine agreed with Frierson, noting the council had been under the impression during the last budget process that any potential raises were off the table. Every time we worked on the budget, it was thrown in our face that there was no room for pay increases, he said. What has occurred was out of pure spite that some got raises and others didnt. Frierson then asked Councilman Bob Allen if he would like to weigh in on the discussion, to which he replied, No comment. When Frierson again asked him if he had any opinion on the matter, Allen answered no. Interim city administrator Tom Slaughter said the staffs biggest concerns were the timing of the raises, and the rationale provided that varied by employee. The late hour this all happened is a concern for us, and from the outside looking in it looks like we made up a set of rules and then just decided to ignore them, he said. I agree with Councilman Fink we need to make adjustments to the policy manual, and we need to look further into any potential legal action that could arise from revoking the raises. After further discussion, Heine moved to temporarily halt the pay increases un til the council makes a decision on the matter during its Nov. 19 meeting. City Attorney T.J. Wohl quickly cautioned the council on approving the move. I strongly recommend and advise you to let things remain as is until you make a formal decision, Wohl said. Slaughter also expressed his concerns over the legal ramications of freezing the pay increases, and Heine then rescinded his motion. After further discussion, the council asked Slaughter to have staff come back with any written rationale by Jankosky for the pay increases, suggestions for changes to the policy manual and direction from the citys labor attorney regarding potential legal ramications.Retainer extensionCity Attorney T.J. Wohls retainer agreement was to expire Nov. 14, and he asked council to extend it for another year. Heine praised Wohls work with the city. The council approved the extension 4-1, with Fink voting against it because he had voted against the original agreement. I have also been quite pleased the city attorneys work, but I must vote no based on my earlier opposition to this retainer, Fink said.Hollywood coming to ArcadiaIn other news, Sherman Baldwin and Evan Bacallao from The Wrecking Crew Productions announced the company had chosen Arcadia as a backdrop for an upcoming major motion picture. The independent movie is titled Ghoul City, and Baldwin says a crew of approximately 200 will begin principal photography for the movie during a 75-day period in the spring. This movie has a $7 million budget, and our plan is to use as many local citizens and vendors as possible, he said. Sherman said most lming will occur at night, and local residents will experience minimal disruptions. DECISIONFROM PAGE 1 | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSSay farewell to Lorel ReinstromThe DeSoto County Library Association invites you to a fare well reception for Library Director Lorel Reinstrom from 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the DeSoto County Library, 125 N. Hillsborough Avenue. Refreshments will be served. Reinstrom has accepted a position as Operations Manager for Technical Services with the Sarasota County Library System. Her last day of work in Arcadia will be Nov. 15. In her resignation letter, Reinstrom wrote, I have enjoyed my time here in DeSoto County and appreciate all the oppor tunities I have been offered, as well as the guidance and support of the community and county employees. Join the Association in offering gratitude for a job well done and best wishes for the future. Historical Society holds mammoth yard saleFind treasures and essentials priced to sell at the DeSoto County Historical Societys Ninth Annual Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the DeSoto County Fairgrounds Exhibition Building, 124 Heard St. Start your shopping day with a chocolate-chip chocolate brownie or piece of peach cobbler and coffee. Society members are baking their most delicious recipes for cakes, cookies, pies and other tasty treats. You can eat them immediately or take them home for later. The yard sale has both small and large items, newfangled gadgets and old favorites, necessities and collectibles, and plenty of miscellaneous everything. People have been very generous in donating clothing, dishes, furniture, household appliances, housewares, machinery, sporting goods, tools, toys and more. With so much to choose from, youre sure to nd something to suit your needs or desires. When youre ready for a break from shopping, freshly grilled hotdogs and cold drinks will be available. Youll have a chance to visit with Historical Society members, friends, neighbors and other shoppers, too. Bebe Bradbury, president, said, The contents of three homes have been donated in addition to many other donations, so we have plenty of stuff. Our members are working hard to display and price all these bargains. I bet well ll the Fair Grounds Exhibition Building! All proceeds of the yard sale, bake sale and other concessions will benet the societys efforts to preserve and promote the history of DeSoto County for future generations. The society will accept donations for the yard sale until 1 p.m. today at the Howard and Velma Melton Historical Research Library in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street. Or for pick-up, call 863-494-4325 or 863-494-6607 50457257 NEW Painless Ultrasound Technology Ultrasound is capable of detecting cancers that cannot be found by mammography or physical exams, pa rticularly in woman with dense breasts. Dense breast tissue appears white on a mammogram, just like cancers do, it s described as looking for a snowball in a snow storm. Adding a whole BREAST ULTRASOUND screening to your breast health regimen can provide the earliest detection. Early Detection is everything. 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The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian game begins at 5:30 p.m., with the varsity game to follow. The boys varsity and junior varsity soccer teams will be at Lemon Bay tonight with game times at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. They will host Riverdale on Tuesday. The girls varsity and junior varsity soccer teams will host Lemon Bay tonight at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. They will then travel to Riverdale for a match next Tuesday.ROUNDUPFROM PAGE 15 DeSoto County Middle School football coach Monty McLeod delivers his nal halftime speech of his career as Panthers football coach. Behind him are assistant coaches Al Black wood and Sherley Hairston.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com 4-H helps with community garden at Bosco homesDeSoto County 4-H is partnering with Mosaic to build Community Gardens at the Casa San Juan Bosco community. 4-H will be working with the youth and adults to teach them how to grow their own food, and about health and nutrition. Shown are the volunteers who helped complete the rst phase of the project. PHOTO PROVIDED BY KRISTIE POPA Our View Cline Deserves Our Thanks The Arcadian Outgoing Sheriff Frank Cline deserves recognition for his achievements and successes in law enforcement during his 14 years on the job. Cline took his job seriously and lived it. Evidence of his hard work is the rank and standing in the Florida Sheriffs Association where he served as president for the past year and as a director and ofcer for many previous years. Cline also worked hard and long hours to build the department into a larger and more effective corps of people and to see to it they had the facilities and equipment to perform the many duties of law enforcement and service to the courts. Sheriff Cline also stepped on a few toes to get his job done, including some toes that perhaps needed stepping on. You dont get a pat on the back for having strength of character and were sure there have been many times that Frank Cline deserved thanks and appreciation but no one but Cline knew. That doesnt always seem fair but it goes with the territory. For all those instances when his good deeds went unnoticed, for all those times Cline was true to his sense of doing right instead of popular, for all those times Cline extended the strong arm of the law to help the good citizens as well as apprehend the bad guy, for all those times Frank Cline took the knocks and bruises for the sake of doing his job right and not much else, wed like to say: Thank You, Sheriff Cline.THIS WEEKFROM PAGE 9 SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50457186 BPIWW,bMMinnI D.O. DEAroIOOy_'r t i E cypress Sti aICU NEIo mZ zLewellyn Cassels Dr John Minni Hickory StARNP

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 We headed out recently on a walk with the Florida Master Naturalist program to explore the Environmental Learning Lab. Despite having heard much about DeSoto County School Districts outdoor classroom over the years, we had never been there. Why? Probably because our backyard is much like the ELL. We were not surprised that we learned some new things on the walk, for there is always more to learn about nature. It was also great to see this marvelous resource for teaching across multi-disciplines. If you havent been there, go and see for yourself this facility that has been used for 40 years to teach our children about Florida nature and environment. The ELL is open to the public on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Group tours may be arranged by calling 494-6611. The ELL is located at 8152 Environmental Lab Road, off County Road 769. Since the rise of electronics theres been much talk about how children dont get out and interact with nature and the environment. Kids today know more about the world at large, but less about their own back yards and much of their knowledge is not rst-hand. They know what theyve seen on the screen, but havent experienced the joy of discovery. DeSoto County was a pioneer in establishing the ELL in the early 1970s long before the age of video games and the Internet. Opportunities for rst-hand learning are needed now more than ever. We both remember going out as children with a magnifying glass and after the requisite focusing the suns rays on some dry grass to start a re, going on to explore and identify the Lilliputian world of insects, lichens, mosses and other things best discovered close-up. We saw a stack of hand lenses at the ELL; undoubtedly thats one of the many activities visiting students engage in. After gathering in the classroom we set out on the walk with the days leader, Gil MacAdam and a dozen other nature enthusiasts. Gils focus was on how the hydrology of a site inuences plant communities. The ELL offers samples of most of the ecotypes found in our area from dry pine atwoods to wet prairies and ooded swamp areas. A small stream, Pomeroy Creek bisects the property and ows into Horse Creek just beyond the ELLs boundary. The site is about 50 acres; the meandering trails and boardwalks take you throughout the property. Few truly natural pristine areas exist in Florida. The hand of man is evident at the ELL with contour alterations done long ago, and some more recent mitigation projects to restore natural Exploring nature in DeSoto CountyOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke ksmoke@embarqmail.com ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY AL SMOKENature walk participants gather around walk leader Gil MacAdam, center, to tour DeSoto County Schools Environmental Learning Lab. Gils focus was on how the hydrology of a site inuences plant communities. DeSotos Florida Master Naturalists are giving talks and walks to acquaint residents with what our natural areas oer. Gil MacAdam points out some features at the Environmental Learning Lab for members of the walking tour. The ELL is open to the public. It is on Environmental Lab Road, o COunty Road 769 (Kings Highway).NATURE | 22 When did you rst start working in the auto sales business? The year was 1989, in Winter Haven, Florida, I worked with Doug Plattner. He was half owner of a Ford dealership. When did you start at this dealership? Since the dealership was purchased by the Plattner family in 1991. I came down with Doug Plattner and opened the dealership for the rst day of business as Plattners Arcadia Chevrolet Buick and Chevy Trucks. Why did you settle in the car business after working in the oil industry out in Texas? Its a simple answer. This is an exciting business and industry and I love dealing with people and this business is all about the people! What do you appreciate most about DeSoto County? Its the rural environment that were in with the grove people / cattle people who live in DeSoto County, I think its just an awesome environment ; it reminds me of home, and home for me was Sweetwater Texas. Its the people, man! We have a nice laid-back community, close to anything you need. Im talking about Tampa, Ft Myers, its beautiful. Your customers travel on average how many miles to shop at Plattners Arcadia Chevrolet? 100 mile radius religiously (weve about 30, 000 customer base) now, with internet, we have customers from all over, we send cars to Wyoming, Montanaall over the country. They shop for the best deal price point or specialty unit! When did you become General Manager for Plattners? General Manager since 1994 Now that youre back at Plattners Arcadia Chevrolet Buick and Chevy Trucks, What is Jimmie Tuckers business plan? I want to reach out and touch the community, let them know were here, we want to gain back any market share that we have lost, for whatever reason, thats what were here for and get back involved in the community. JIMMIE TUCKER IS BACK!As returning General Manager, he wants to see you today!COME SEE ME!What do you want most from this community?The opportunity to talk to everybody in this county who wants to buy a car before they buy one somewhere else, or at least, shake their hand.Contact me by email: tucker3314@yahoo.com dont hesitate! Or call the dealership at 494-3838 and ask for mewww.PlattnerAutomotiveGroup.com210 South Brevard Ave. Arcadia TOLL FREE 1-800-479-3838SALES HOURS: MONFRI 9AM8PM SAT 9AM6PM, CLOSED SUNDAY SERVCE HOURS: MONFRI 7:30AM6PM SAT 8AM1PM, CLOSED SUNDAY 50457250 PLATTNERS

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Horizon Coach 2885 SE Highway 70, Arcadia GENERAL2100 14 workers needed for Jaime Lopez to harvest citrus, 11/15/13 to 6/15/14, workers are paid various piece rates, but will be guaranteed $9.97 per hour, job location is in De Soto County Florida, this job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered, free housing is provided to workers who cannot r easonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day, transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of the 50% of the work contract, tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost, workers interested can apply for this job at the nearest State Work Agency with job order FL9816676 14 workers needed for Juan Maldonado to harvest citrus, 11/15/13 to 6/15/14, workers are paid various piece rates, but will be guaranteed $9.97 per hour, job location is in Highlands County Florida, this job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered, free housing is provided to workers who cannot r easonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day, transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of the 50% of the work contract, tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost, workers interested can apply for this job at the nearest State Work Agency with job order FL9816688 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 14-2013-CA-000162 METLIFE BANK, NA AS SUCCESSOR TO EVERBANK REVERSE MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. DOROTHY M. LAWRENCE; DANIEL G. BLAIR; CHARLES V. HARRIS; NATHAN R. HARRIS; ARIANNE RACHEL; LUCAS DOYLE; SARAH DOYLE; ELIZABETH HEYWOOD; RONNIE M. STUBBS, JR.; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; DOROTHY M. LAWRENCE, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF FRANCES M. HARRIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOROTHY M. LAWRENCE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL G. BLAIR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES V. HARRIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF NATHAN R. HARRIS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ARIANNE RACHEL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUCAS DOYLE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SARAH DOYLE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ELIZABETH HEYWOOD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONNIE M. STUBBS, JR.; SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, 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: LUCAS DOYLE 1044 SE 6TH AVENUE ARCADIA, FL. 34226 OR 106 DICKHART STREET ARCADIA, FL 34266 SARAH DOYLE 4902 SE APACHE DRIVE NOTICE OFACTION3116 ARCADIA, FL 34226 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LUCAS DOYLE 1044 SE 6TH AVENUE ARCADIA, FL. 34226 OR 106 DICKHART STREET 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: LOT 9, 10, 11 AND 12, BLOCK 18, KING & BAKER SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE(S) 105. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Giselle M. Hugues, 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 15th day of July, 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. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ N. Daughtrey Deputy Clerk Published 10/31/13 & 11/7/13 109392 2956279 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.: 13 CA 405 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPIT AL I INC. TRUST 2007 HE5 MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007 HE5, Plaintiff, vs. Robert Rivers; Jacquelyn B. Rivers; Unknown Tenant #1; Unknown Tenant #2; Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Robert Rivers Residence Unknown Jacquelyn Rivers Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendants, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action A "Serving Desoto C.ounty since 1887"I IARBOR(:H,1sF. I 11RR)RCHASF.r k ,-ucbrating lcbratin tur n'tnw gnior 'InZAOrT Gluts r-------------

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 NOTICE OFACTION3116 to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in DeSoto County, Florida: Lot Number Ten (10), Harlem Heights, Arcadia, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in plat Book 6, Page 82, of the Public Records of De Soto County, Florida. Parcel Number: 013824018600000100 Street Address: 1248 SW Harlem Cir, Arcadia, Florida 34266 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clarfield, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice, on or before December 2, 2013, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the r elief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on August 12, 2013 Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of said Court BY: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk CLARFIELD, OKON, SALOMONE & PINCUS, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730 W est Palm Beach, FL 33401 T elephone: (561) 713-1400 Published 10/31/13 & 11/7/13 349874 2958361 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13DR603 DIVISION: James T. Galliher, Petitioner and Lisa Rose South, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR T emporary Custody By Extended Family TO: Lisa Rose South Last known address: 12001 Belcher Rd. Apt G101, Largo, FL 33771 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Temporary Custody has been filed against you and that you are r equired to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on James T. Galliher whose address is 4810 NW Hwy 72, Lot 134, Arcadia, FL34266 on or before November 25, 2013, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 115 East Oak St. Arcadia, FL34266 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, FLorida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated October 23, 2013. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ N. Daughtrey Deputy Clerk Published 10/24/13, 10/31/13, 11/7/13 & 11/14/13 131159 2955581 NOTICE OFADMIN3118 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA FILE NUMBER: 142013CP000086 IN RE: ESTATE OF PROBATE DIVISION ALAN WAYNE HOOKS Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA TION NOTICE OFADMIN3118 T0 ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of ALAN WAYNE HOOKS, late of DeSoto County, Florida, File Number 142013CP000086, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is, DeSoto County Courthouse, Arcadia FL 34266. The personal repr esentative of this estate is TOBY JUNIOR HOOKS, who address is P .O. Box 1204, Nocatee, FL 34268 The name and address of the attorney for the personal repr esentative is set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against this estate are r equired, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the Clerk of the above Court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the claim to the Clerk of the above styled court to enable to Clerk to mail one copy each to the personal representative. All persons interested in the estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections they may have that challenge the validity of the decedents Will, the qualifcation of the personal representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the court. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Dated at Arcadia, Florida, on this 28th day of October, 2013. /s/Toby Junior Hooks Personal Representative, Petitioner /s/ Frank Ribel, Jr. Attorney for Petitioner 25 East Oak Street Arcadia, FL 34266 (863)494-7139 Florida Bar No. 0290981 Published 10/31/13 & 11/7/13 131159 2958789 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-083 Division Twelfth IN RE: ESTATE OF Joe F. Colding a.k.a Joe Francis Colding, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of Joe F. Colding a.k.a Joe Francis Colding, deceased, whose date of death was September 1, 2013, and whose social security number are xxx-xx-8615, is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is October 31, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: Eugene E. Waldron, Jr. Primary Service E-mail: Service@eewj.com Secondary Service E-mail: Ewaldron@eewj.com Florida Bar No. 0794971 Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. 124 N. Brevard Ave Arcadia, Florida 34266 T elephone: (863) 494-4323 Personal Representative: Julie P. Colding 6041 NW County Road 661A Arcadia, Florida 34266 Published 10/31/13 & 11/7/13 228541 2958371 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DeS oto COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013CP67AXMA Division IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSEPH NICHOLAS MAZZARELLI Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Joseph Nicholas Mazzar elli, deceased, whose date of death was May 11th, 2013 and whose social security number is xxx-xx-7130 is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Str eet Room 101 Ar cadia, FL 34266. The names and addresses of the personal r epresentative and the personal r epresentatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is November 7, 2013 RICHARD J. ROSENBAUM, P .A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 17827 MURDOCK CIRCLE SUITE A PT CHARLOTTE, FL 33948 T elephone: ( 941) 255-5220 Florida Bar No. 488585 E-Mail Address:r osenbaum@r osenbaumlaw .net Personal Representative: Janice Cahn 335 Salvador Drive Punta Gorda, FL 33983 Publish:November 7, 14, 2013 111305 2962072 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2013CP000084 IN RE THE ESTATE OF: MORGAN, THOMASENA THEDOSIA Deceased. Notice to Cr editors The administration of the estate of THOMASENA THEDOSIA MORGAN, deceased, whose date of death was May 5, 2013, is pending in the Twelfth Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Room 201, Arcadia, Florida 34266. The estate is testate. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent=s estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is September 26, 2013 Attorney for Personal Representative: Jeffrey A. King, Esq. Florida Bar No. 342238 1800 Second Street, Suite 895Sarasota, Florida 34236 T elephone: (941) 954-5585 Personal Representative: Samuel J. Morgan, Jr. 3048 SE Brown Road Arcadia FL 34266 Published 10/31/13 & 11/7/13 121861 2944320 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2012 CA 000153 WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, vs. SHIRLEY ANN ADAMS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY ANN ADAMS; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 10th day of October, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012 CA 000153, of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein WELLS F ARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC. is the Plaintiff and SHIRLEY ANN ADAMS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY ANN ADAMS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, 11:00 AM on the 14th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK B OF DESOTO MOBILE ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, P AGE 37, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA 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 23rd day of October, 2013. By: Carri L. Pereyra Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 T elephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 T oll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com Published 10/31/13 & 11/7/13 107507 2956197 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2012CA000523 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE INC NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 Plaintiff, vs. GRACIELA CENDEJAS A/K/A GARACIELA CENDEJAS; JORGE L CENDEJAS; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 3rd day of October, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA000523, of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and GRACIELA CENDEJAS A/K/A GARACIELA CENDEJAS, JORGE L CENDEJAS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, 11:00 AM on the 14th day of November, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ALL OF LOT 14 AND SOUTH 38 FEET OF LOT 12 BLOCK Q MILLS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF ARCADIA ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 8 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY FLORIDA. 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 23rd day of October, 2013. By: Carri L. Pereyra Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 T elephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 T oll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com Published 10/31/13 & 11/7/13 107507 2956181 NOTICE OFSALE3130 NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.585 of the Florida Statutes on November 27, 2013 at 10 A.M. *AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE/VESSEL IS LOCATED* 1998 Dodge Stratus, VIN#1B3EJ46X2WN301106 Located at: Motts Auto Repair 2269 SE Highway 70 Arcadia, Fl 34266 (863)494-3199 Lien Amount: $4,185.03 a)Notice to the owner or lienor that he has a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled date of sale by filing with the Clerk of the Court. b)Owner has the right to r ecover possession of vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 559.917. c)Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle after payment of lien claimed by lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s)in the above vehicles contact:Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc., (954)920-6020 Any person(s)claiming any interest(s)in the above vehicles contact:Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc., (954)920-6020 *ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE* Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC # AB-0001256 Publish: November 7, 2013 105130 2958355 T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK, AS C/F FL DUNDEE LIEN INC 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: 1365 Issuance Date: MAY 28, 2010 T ax Deed File #: 13-33-TD Description of Property: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH 3/4 OF THE NE1/4 OF THE NW1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 35 W ALONG NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, 1129.15 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF THE RYALS PROPERTY AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 273, PAGE 584, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAME LINE, 15.06 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 37 W, 249.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE S 00 DEGREES 37 W, A DISTANCE OF 249.50 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 41 W, A DISTANCE OF 174.56 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 00 E, AS DISTANCE OF 249.50 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 35 E, A DISTANCE OF 174.56 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Names in which assessed: ANDRE POLK PO BOX 1546 NOCATEE, FL 34268 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 NOVEMBER 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 11th day of OCTOBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 10/17/13, 10/24/13, 10/31/13 & 11/7/13 112132 2951477 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: 450 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-38-TD Description of Property: LOT 1, BLOCK B RICHARDS HALF ACRES, 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 9, PAGE 40. TOGETHER WITH A 1982 MANAC INC DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME. IDENTIFICATION #063851S7314A AND IDENTIFICATION #06381S7314B. TITLE #21811484 AND TITLE #21811483. RP #R036507 AND RP #R036506. Names in which assessed: HENRY ALLEN MCLELLAND 1490 SW SHADY OAKS 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 NOVEMBER 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 1st day of NOVEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 11/7/13 112132 2960787 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 %WOOOOOOOoo1ftoooooo ooo LlmLollrLowe

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The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian T AX DEEDS3132 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: 1027 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-42-TD Description of Property: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE NE1/4 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 127 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 225.07 FFET; THENCE W EST 150.14 FEET; THENCE NORTH 230.90 FEET; THENCE EAST 150 FFET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1973 CHAM SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME. IDENTIFICATION #0439694904D. TITLE #5595633. RP#R581868. Names in which assessed: MILTON T. SHIRLEY PO BOX 1292 NOCATEE, FL 34268 A ll 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 NOVEMBER 20, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 7th day of OCTOBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 10/17/13, 10/24/13, 10/31/13 & 11/7/13112132 2951479 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: 1575 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-43-TD Description of Property: LOTS 1 AND 26 BLK A IN OMOHUNDRO PLACE, 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 4, PAGE 14, LESS THE EAST TEN (10) FEET THEREOF; ALSO THE FIFTEEN (15) FEET PLATTED ROAD RIGHT-OFW AY L YING WEST OF LOTS 1 AND 26 REFERRED TO HEREINABOVE A ND EAST OF SECTION LINE BETWEEN SECTIONS 5 AND 6, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. Names in which assessed: BRINKERHOFF 411 ASSOCIATES LLC EDGEWATER, NJ 07020 A ll 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 DECEMBER 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd day of OCTOBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 10/31/13, 11/7/13, 11/14/13 & 11/21/13 112132 2955726 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: 911 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-44-TD Description of Property: T AX DEEDS3132 BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN EAST 347 FFET; THENCE RUN NORTH 210 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 105 FEET; THENCE RUN EAST, 105 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH, 105 FEET; THENCE RUN WEST, 105 FEET TO THE POINT OF THE BEGINNING. Names in which assessed: DOUGLAS F & SHELIA D PAYNE 1433 SW FLETCHER 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 DECEMBER 11, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 31st day of OCTOBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 11/7/13, 11/14/13, 11/21/13 & 11/28/13 112132 2960117 ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 FRI.SAT 8 2 Vi ntage C o llectables Fenton, Fairek ing, McCoy. Old toys, season al, misc hsld, furn., new dish washer. Dealers welcome. 1953 SE Pear Drive., Arcadia. SAT 71 1683 NE Vos s Oaks Cir. Big 4 Famil y Ya rd Sale! Lots of Stuff... FURNITURE6035 Y our Hometown Furniture Store Quality Furniture at affordable prices! Best Prices Anywhere! 126 S. Parker Ave. (one blk S. of Moose Lodge) TREES & PLANTS6110 University Of FLR&D PEACH TREES $15 & $20 per tree, 3 gallon cont. Open Fri. & Sat. W eekly 863-494-6933 CATS6232 FREE to Good Home, Tuxedo Kitten, Male, 5 to 6 mths old, Friendly 863-993-9049 MISCELLANEOUS6260 VENDORS WANTEDDec. 7th Main Street Market For more info: 863-494-2020 Seize the sales with Classified! AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 TRUCKS/ PICK-UPS7300 2004 GMC SIERRA 2500SLT, 4dr, e xt cab, 130K, have title $10 500 863-781-2001 The one and onlyMcLeod has been the only football coach the Panthers have known. He started the program 14 years ago and now he is leaving it. Im 63 years old now and I dont have the same energy I used to have. I think its time for the younger coaches to have their turn. You know when its time to stop and I know it is my time now, he said. McLeod started coaching football for the DeSoto County Youth Athletic Association. It was there that he met his long-time friend and coaching partner Al Blackwood. He was kind of wondering around the football eld looking lost and nobody wanted him as a coach so I took him in, joked McLeod. Blackwood replied, That was the best move you ever made! The two coached together for 23 seasons including time at the DeSoto County Youth Athletic Association and at the junior varsity level at the high school. Me and Monty have been together for a long time. Its not all about football with us or the kids. It starts at home with chores, getting good grades and about becoming a man, Blackwood said. We want them to become productive citizens who will give back to the community some day. If the kids dont become productive citizens and get into trouble they may run into another of their coaches, Sherley Hairston. Monty has a great way of handling kids. They are all good kids; they just need somebody to care about them and to show them how to become a man, not just a football player, Hairston said. There are rules in football just like there is in life. If they dont follow the rules in life, then Ill be seeing them later. Hairston is a supervisor in the probation department of corrections and has been with McLeod for 12 years. Arthur Wiley has been with McLeod for 14 years. Everybody calls (Wiley) Coach Nutt. I dont know why he never told me how he got that name, McLeod said. I asked him how he got that nickname but he said he couldnt tell me either. Nutt barked at McLeod at the beginning of a recent practice because one of the players didnt have his shoes tied. Youve been here a half-hour and you havent got your boys ready for me yet? What kind of coach are you? McLeod responded, Now I know why they call you Coach Nutt. You have to be nuts to talk to me like that. Both coaches broke out into a big laugh that only good friends can do after a good-natured ribbing.Tough to say goodbyeThat may be what McLeod will miss the most about coaching, the camaraderie of his friends who happen to be his coaches. I hope Ive had an impact on these kids over the years. We spend the rst 45 minutes of practice in study hall. Some of the teachers come in to tutor the kids. They (players) know they cant play if their grades arent good enough, he said. Weve had parents who have asked us to not let their boy play because they didnt do their chores at home. We will sit them in a heartbeat if the parents tell us that. The coaches have seen many good players come up through the system and go on to the next level. Marcus (Shaw) and Chris (Clemons) played right here. I remember them running around and it makes me so proud to see what theyve done with their lives, Blackwood said. McLeod said, I dont have any favorites. They are all like my sons. I have them for a couple of hours a day and on game day sometimes its ve hours. They are all my boys. I dont care if they have talent or not, if they are rich or poor or if they are black or white. They all belong to me. I just want to see them get good grades and develop their talent and go on to the next level. McLeod has been married for 30 years and said he never once heard any complaint about his time away from his family. Hes just been spending time with his other kids. He plans to spend more time golng and relaxing and spending time with his wife. McLeod said, Its hard knowing that Ive had my last practice and my last game. Its sad too because I love coaching these young men. Im kind of a hard butt kind of guy, but when I told my eighth graders that they were going to be my last team that I coach, I got emotional. I got choked up a little and had to tell them to go practice before they saw it. McLeod works in maintenance for the DeSoto County School system. He was asked what will it be like to go to a Panthers football game next year and just be able to pay his admission and sit back and enjoy the game? Pay? Dont forget I have the keys to the gates! he exclaimed. McLeod has already made his game plan and is one step ahead of everybody else.ERAFROM PAGE 1 The DeSoto County Middle School football coaches get together for the nal time on the football eld. From the left, Coach Turner, Al Blackwood, Monty McLeod, Arthur Wiley and Sherley Hairston. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comAt practice, DeSoto Panther coach Monty McLeod points out something to his long time assistant Al Blackwood. Theyve been coaching together for 23 years. ALllTea \II e' I/to iU r` E i ":Y1SawIf 4d -'-'' L .,r r r

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 got number 34. Gordon told Williams, Wow, they want me bad, bruh. Williams replied, Yeah, they want your head. Williams has never beaten Hardee in his high school career. In fact, Hardee has won the last ve meetings between the schools. I cant even express it, four times in a row. I think we have as much talent as they do but they are a good team and dont make many mistakes. We had a guy cussing out one of their players and it cost us 15 yards. We cant do that. We have to stop talking junk and just show them on the eld, Williams said. Braden River and their 4-4 record will come to DeSoto County tomorrow night for the season nale for both teams. It is also senior night, so be sure to come to the 7 p.m. game and watch the Bulldogs hopefully close out the season with a win.BULLDOGSFROM PAGE 14 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe DeSoto County defense played a strong game against the league-leading Hardee Wildcats in spite of the 26-7 loss Nov. 1. communities. Portions of the trails had been under water most of the summer. Recently limestone has been spread and packed. Gil is thoroughly familiar with the property and both the plant and avian communities, having led many walks over the years with Peace River Audubon Society. This is no tness walk nature walks are more of a meander with stops to look and listen and become immersed in the surroundings. Over the years Gil has made suggestions and helped initiate projects to make the ELL even better for nature observation. Elevated boardwalks bisect the swampy areas. In some areas the water is still, in others a slow movement can be detected. Overlooks with benches provide an area to gather and pause and contemplate the plant community. One ooded area was dominated by popash trees, now in their dormant state. Another site with seemingly similar hydrology was dominated by willow and red maple. Slight differences in the water quality and seasonal height may inuence what species dominate a site. A stretch along the fence line bordering the pine woods was ablaze with fall wild owers. The ELL is delightfully relatively free of invasive plants. We noticed only a few of the obnoxious Caesar weed with its stick-tight burrs. Inmate work crews are used to maintain the property. Visiting a new area with a set of expe rienced eyes is always a delight, but even better is returning at different seasons to gain more understanding of how plant communities function. Gill will lead a February and April walk at the ELL. There will be all new seasonal plant species to discover, plus experience the year-round vegetation in different stages. And there is an ever changing palette of migratory birds. Gil paused several times to chat with birds and several species answered him back. The DeSoto Florida Master Naturalist program is hosting talks and walks from now until April. The next talk will be Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 10 a.m. at DeSoto County Library. Lifelong resident and expert John Reynolds will talk about the many uses early Florida settlers found for native plants. From food, to ber to medicinal uses, knowledge of native plants was once essential. John will focus on what plants are seasonally available, and bring samples to pass around for folks to examine. John will share details most people have never seen nor heard, and mix local history with it all at the same time. Novembers nature walks take place Thursday, Nov. 14 at Deep Creek Preserve, and Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Brownville Park. Master Naturalists John Phillips and Jamie Reynolds will lead the walk through the pine atwoods at Deep Creek Preserve, located off Kings Highway on SW Peace River Street. Brownville Park is located north of Arcadia off Brownville Road. Arrive at the walk locations at 8:30 a.m. Wear sturdy walking shoes and bring drinking water. For more information pick up a schedule at the library, or email lndwtrs@ gmail.com for the e-yer, or call 941350-1337. Or contact DeSoto County Extension at 863-494-4846.NATUREFROM PAGE 18 I arrived at the home of Sherry Wolford, a cake designer who had been highly recommended to me, and was greeted at the gate by the largest Weimaraner I had ever seen. The charcoal gray German hunting dog politely escorted me to the door. I expected him to open it but instead I was warmly greeted by Sherry, who welcomed me in. We sat at her kitchen table and talked about one of my favorite subjects, cakes. My sister is an artist who exhibits her work out west, and she is a cake decorator, so I know well that cake design is an art. A beautiful cake is soon eaten, so they are preserved in photographs if someone thinks to take one. Some of Sherrys best cakes didnt have the greatest lighting when the pictures were taken, but we sorted through her pile of photos and talked about her art form. When she recalled favorite cakes she also recalled memories of the events, as a photo of a cake can do, or the memory of the cake. One of my favorites was a baby shower cake, she recalled. She talked about making the cake. I cut out all the clothes, decorated them, painted them, and had them hanging on a line in the cake. I did the basket weave, and made the baby. The basket weave was literally woven from frosting; the layers criss-crossed in a pattern to give the illusion of a woven basket. The assortment and variety in Sherrys cakes are as wide as her imagination. Sometimes she is given sketches for a cake idea, sometimes just a vague idea, but she does her best to make the recipient happy. I try my best to do what they want, she told me. A Lake Kissimmee cake that Sherry had made for her husband had landmarks on a small scale lake reproduction, and included an air boat. Even the motor and propeller were edible, she said. For my sons friend I did the Swamp People. She pointed out the details on the photo of the cake. Heres a gator coming out of the water, heres another gator, the bait on the stick A cake for her son, who loves to fish, included a realistic bass made out of clay so that he would have a memory to keep. The cake was a fishing pond scene, with cattails, lily pads, lotus flowers, all edible. A Little Mermaid cake was extremely detailed and Im sure delighted its recipient. A fairy tale cake had butter flies, and even Rapunzals tower, including vines. The My Little Pony cake (I still watch that cartoon) even had a rainbow and a pony sitting on a cloud. A graduation cake had a book, flip-flop sandals, and a beach towel, all edible. One cake was a baseball Sherry Wolfords confectionery creationsBy SARAH HOLLENHORSTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENTCREATIONS | 23 A basketweave design makes a very elegent touch for a wedding or shower cake. 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The Sun / Thursday, November 7, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian The United States Department of Agriculture will release the ofcial 2013-2014 Citrus Crop Forecast at noon Friday. Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association will be hosting a luncheon meeting in conjunction with the release of the forecast. All commercial citrus growers are invited to attend. The citrus crop forecast is generally known within the industry as a starting point for the citrus season. This forecast is updated each month during the season to represent changes in crop size, yield, and maturity. The Florida Agricultural Statistics Service, a branch of the USDAs National Agricultural Statistics Service, prepares the citrus crop forecast each season. The number of producing trees, spacing, past production, tree health and weather phenomena are taken into account when determining the forecast. Growers and buyers will eagerly watch the forecast as the size of the crop will affect the price of the fruit. Particular interest is being given to premature fruit drop. Last season, citrus fruit dropped from the tree prior to harvest, with some grove experiencing up to 60 percent loss. Greening and associate health stresses to the trees are blamed for the drop, which resulted in the USDAs estimate being 6 percent higher than the actual crop harvested. Large inconsistencies in the estimate announced can cause costly uctuations in the price growers receive for their fruit. Local citrus growers are invited to attend the luncheon, which will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the Elks Lodge in Arcadia, 1028 West Oak Street (Highway 70 West). The luncheon will be sponsored by DeSoto Insurance Agency Inc., Morgan Stanley-Dick Johnson and Everglades Farm Equipment. A contest will be held for the guess closest to the ofcial announcement total. A cash prize donated by Yara North America Inc, will be provided the lucky winner who is closest to the total orange crop. Southeast AgNet will broadcast during the meeting to their afliates nationwide. Forecast gures will be supplied through AgNets direct link with the USDA ofces in Washington DC. Industry reaction will be provided from the Florida Department of Citrus and the New York Board of Trade. Local station WZZS 106.9 FM, will cover the forecast release. Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association represents commercial citrus growers in Desoto, Hardee, Manatee, and Sarasota counties, as well as that portion of Charlotte County located in the Southwest Florida Water Management District. The association has approximately 200 grower members. For additional information contact the association, at 863-494-0061.Citrus crop predictions to be issued FridaySUBMITTED BY PRVCGA diamond on a team logo, with players in position, and a pitching machine. A Spiderman cake was surrounded by web designed cupcakes. A Crab cake was actually all cupcakes. Sherry has been creating cakes for about 11 years. It started with a cake for a nephew, a Seminole fan. I always loved art, since I was a little girl. They asked me to make a Seminole logo cake, and I was determined. He wanted that and I did it. Sherry usually starts with a sketch. She does the fondant decorations ahead of time. Fondant is a sugar-based product that you can mold and shape like clay. It hardens and is edible, she said. She uses paste food coloring to color the fondant, sometimes blending colors as a painter would. Her next step is to make the icing, which is refrigerated. The day before the cakes are due she bakes the layers. On the due date she makes her tints for the icing. She then puts the layers together, icing in between, and coats the cake with a crumb layer or thin layer of icing, so crumbs dont get on the cake. Using her icings and edible fondant sculptures and decorations, occasionally candy, Sherry creates her cakes. I asked Sherry if it bothers her that her art is temporary. No, she said rmly. Nope, Im just glad that they like it. Sherry currently has a medical transcription business, and does her cakes for family and friends, but she is planning on starting a business with another cake decorator, Lisa Johnson. They are currently looking for a local building with a storefront and drive-through. We want to do baking, custom work, muffins, cupcakes, and sandwiches. We want healthy foods, wraps, natural home goods, nothing frozen, and smoothies. I already have a menu. She also plans to create paper products, including invitations. Sherry clearly enjoys creating cakes for people. I love to make people happy, and I think it does. Sherry can be reached currently on Facebook under Sherry Kulick Wolford. 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