The Arcadian

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The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
DeSoto sun herald
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DeSoto County Pub. Co., Inc.
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Arcadia DeSoto County Fla
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, November 21, 201324 pages / 50 centsPLEIN AIR PAINTOUTArtists filled downtown Arcadia on Saturday for an outdoor painting event.PAGE 21 A section of the SunINSIDE Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Family Album .........10 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........18 HISTORIC PINE LEVEL: Historical Society to seek official designation for former DeSoto county seat ....... 5 YOUVE GOT MAIL: DCSO arrests woman, claims she left herself threatening letters ....................... 8 FLY-IN AT AIRPORT: Friends of Arcadia Airport resume fly-in breakfast .................................... 12 Golfers raise money for wounded veterans Lt. Anthony Netto, a Marine who was born in South Africa, was wounded during Operation Desert Storm. Paralyzed from the waist down, he uses a mechanical lift that allows him to stand so he can golf. He is greeted by Commisioner Bob Miller at the 50/50 putting contest. For more photos, turn to page 13 Carolyn Drake, Sue Fey, Judy Trier and Cindy Bailey founded the Freedom Drivers, and were on hand at the event to volunteer their time to ensure everything ran smoothly.PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com Citing the desire to avoid possible legal liability in the future, the Arcadia City Council voted 4-1 to continue the pay raises given to 21 city employees by former City Administrator Judith Jankosky. Interim City Administrator Tom Slaughter and Ashley Killmon from the Finance Department explained the total cost of the increases, including benets and taxes, is $41,600 annually. Slaughter said staff recommended that council approve the raise based on a variety of factors. These increases will not affect the budget, since the money for the raises come from the salary of former employee Jerry Cordes, and we are now aware of where the money is and exactly where it will be spent, he said. Since employees have already received the raises for two pay periods, it would be particularly difcult to try and take them back. Theres also the question of whether the council would want to have the employees pay back the extra money they have already received. With all this in mind it is our recommendation that council approves the increases. Mayor Alice Frierson disagreed with Slaughters opinion that the raises would not affect the budget, and said council would once again be labeled as ip opping if they allow the raises to go through. This will affect the budget. I would have preferred to see (the money from Cordes salary) go into reserves to make up for the decit we currently have. One person selected this specic group of employees for a salary adjustment, and proper procedures were not followed, she said. At the start of this budget process we specically said there were to be no increases. I dont know how this council can now just turn around and give them out. If the main concern is potential legal action if the raises are revoked, we do have the power as a council to cut salaries as we see t. Deputy Mayor Joe Fink was concerned about the negative message council would send to city employees by revoking the raises. In my mind, its going to very difcult to take away what has already been given. How do you tell an $8 per hour employee they are getting their raise taken away? And what are we going to do in terms of getting the money back, nickel and dime them? he asked. My biggest concern is that this never happens again, and we owe that to future councils. We should have been addressed by the administrator when she hired employ ees and gave out these raises. We need to have control over that aspect of the budget. Councilman Keith Keene said he was frustrated Slaughter never consulted a labor attorney about legal issues that could arise from revoking the raises. I left here last meeting with City relents on employee raisesBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORRAISES | 13 l kllcjiX I ) I AN0-1.yam ` ilk s / y r7 @'05252"516216

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 DeSoto General Manager .................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DeSOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 tjewell@sun-herald.com jbierman@sun-herald.com DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto ...............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore jgallimore@sun-herald.com Susan Hoffman shoffman@sun-herald.com Steve Bauer sbauer@sun-herald.com Tami Jewell tjewell@sun-herald.com Jackie Bierman jbierman@sun-herald.com Kyle Gallimore kgallimore@sun-herald.com DEADLINESEditorial: Monday Noon Classified & Legal Ads: Wednesday 11 a.m. Display Ads: Friday 5 p.m. (or Noon Monday for camera ready ads only) Classified & Legal Advertising 863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 jbierman@sun-herald.com ONLINE www.yoursun.net Like The Arcadian on Facebook Students of the Month named at Chamber Students of the Month were announced at the Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast held Nov. 7 at Horizon Coach. From left: DeSoto County High School student Briana Harris; DeSoto Middle School eighth grader Chris Richardson; DCHS student Adam Houser; DMS 6th grader Jorge Tenorio (son of Wendy Moore and Jorge Tenorio); Olivia Barrera (who won the Do the Right Thing award for turning in a $20 bill she found on the ground); and DCHS students Dale Willard and Amber Reid. Not shown is DMS 7th grader Edgar Santana (son of Andres Santana).ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comA lively crowd waves hello for the camera at the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast on Nov. 7, held at Horizon Coach. First State Bank of Arcadia announced that Johnny Clemons recently joined the staff as the senior credit ofcer. He is a 1978 graduate of DeSoto County High School and a 1983 University of Florida graduate. He also graduated from the Sun Bank Commercial Credit and Consumer Lending schools. Clemons has more than 30 years of lending experience in commercial, consumer and residential loans. He is on the board at DeSoto Memorial Hospital and a former member of the Board of Supervisors, Peace River Soil and Water Conservation District. He and his wife, Melynda, have three children and one grandchild. FSB also announced that Michelle Fields has been promoted to Vice President and loan operations manager. Fields, who has worked for FSB for 17 years, is a 1990 graduate of DeSoto County High School, and holds a bachelors degree in organizational management from Warner University. She also completed courses at the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. She and her husband, Lawson, have two sons.Clemons joins FSB, Fields promotedSUBMITTED BY FSB FIELDS CLEMONS $$ S AV E MONEY $$ Shop the Classifieds 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. SHOPs4-1,0,vr v r C rc ^ -? pol Keep Your Dollars In DeSoto

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The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comHappy birthday to the MarinesJoe Varnadore, oldest Marine, with Katie Hunter, youngest Marine, at the Elks Lodge on Nov. 10 at a dinner to honor veterans and celebrate the Marine Corps 238th birthday. (We misidentied Katie in last weeks paper.) DeSoto Habitat for Humanity helped 10 local veterans and disabled homeowners to make critical home repairs. Habitat thanks its sponsors Mosaic, Legacy of Valor, Rotary Club of Arcadia, Friends of Habitat, S.O.A.R A/C and Peachy Roong. Habitats Director, Jane Breylinger, said, We honor our veterans and take care of families that are physically challenged. The DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class also lent a hand one day to help Habitat with these projects. Habitat invites you to help them help others who truly need assistance by volunteering your time at the worksite or donating to the ReStore. Stop by the Habitat ofce at 10 S. DeSoto Ave., #200, or call Breylinger at 863-494-4118.Habitat lends a hand for vets PHOTO PROVIDEDThe Leadership Class of the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce spent Nov. 13 working to help others in the community, including some needed repairs and power washing at a local veterans home, as well as pitching in to help at the Habitat ReStore. PHOTO PROVIDEDThomas Godbout, right, poses with Junior Bird, Habitats contruction manager. PHOTO PROVIDEDHabitat for Humanity is honoring veterans by helping with essential home repairs. Fred Helser, left, holds up a banner with Heather Smith, Habitats volunteer coordinator. BREAKFAST SPECIALS 10PM5AM 7 DAYS A WEEK 1 1 2 1 E O a k S t A r c a d i a F L 8 6 3 4 9 4 4 4 0 4 1121 E. Oak St., Arcadia, FL 863-494-4404O P E N 2 4 H O U R S 7 D A Y S A W E E K C A R R Y O U T A V A I L A B L E OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK CARRY OUT AVAILABLE 50457283 1 Clock Touchdown Breakfast 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 links, 2 bacon.........$4.99 2 1/2 order Biscuits & Gravy w/coffee, tea or soda.......................................$4.99 3 Country Fried Steak & Eggs 2 eggs, potato or grits & toast or biscuit..$5.99 4 Spanish or Ham-N-Cheese Omelet w/potato or grits $ toast or biscuit...$5.99 5 Bagel-N-Cream Cheese, Fruit Cup w/coffee, tea or soda..........................$4.99 1 Cup of Soup & 1/2 Sandwich (Tuna, Ham, Turkey) Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw 2 Bistro Ham & Swiss Sandwich, Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw 3 Veggie Plate OR Fried okra, fried eggplant, cucumbers, tomato or onions 4 Turkey Rueben Sandwich. Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw 5 Crispy Chicken Wrap. Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw $5.99 LUNCH SPECIALS 11AM-4PM HOLIDAY HOURS OVEN BAKED DINNERS 1 Pot Roast and one side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.59 2 Lasagna, Salad or Soup and Garlic Toast $7.59 3 Homemade Turkey and Dressing with 2 sides, Soup or Salad and Pie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.29 Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day Open 24 Hours Carry Out Available Call Ahead for Reservations for Large Parties 1 1 0 9 N B r e v a r d A v e 1109 N. Brevard Ave. 8 6 3 4 9 4 6 0 0 0 863-494-6000 The helpful place. HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTER Home Owners Supply NEW STORE HOURS Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat. 8am 4pm Sunday 9am 3pm 50457191 1 17z ,-,,--s

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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 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 & PIECESPrioritizing for 2014The ink on the nal version of the countys 2013-14 budget had barely dried before yet another request from staff to build (or rebuild) a new structure for Fire Station 1 was presented to the Board of County Commissioners. Meanwhile, after two failed attempts this year to secure a millage hike to support DeSoto Memorial Hospital, CEO Vince Sica intends to ask the county for a half-cent sales tax on the ballot in 2014. The reason? To give the hospital approximately $1.5 million yearly to help plug a budget hole thats hemorrhaging nearly $3 million annually. With the re station and the hospital grabbing headlines in 2013, the elephant in the room, the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce facility, continues to quietly deteriorate. After a public workshop to discuss construction of a new sheriffs ofce in March, the subject hasnt come up again. The new jail and ofce will come with a hefty price tag approaching $30 million, with taxpayers likely shouldering a large part of the costs. But the longer the county puts off a decision, the more the existing facility becomes a liability both in terms of public safety and the risks to ofcers and prisoners residing there. In addition, the longer the project is shelved, the more expensive it will likely become. As the saying goes, the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and its clear both DMH and the Public Safety Department will not go quietly into the night until their needs are addressed. Theres no question the current living quarters at Fire Station 1 are inadequate, and we applaud staff and the board for taking steps to assess the feasibility of remodeling the original Station 1 building. The focus must shift, however, to construction of a new DCSO facility. As for DMH, we have yet to see evidence its taking serious steps to stem its budget decit. Theyve made a few cuts, but those mainly affected hospital employees: Theyve cut out the annual Christmas party, and reduced the hospitals contributions to the employee pension program, saving roughly $200,000. As a recent board-commissioned study showed, however, they need to streamline emergency room operations and reduce overnight patient stays to fall in line with comparable facilities. Instead of continually placing it on the back burner, nding a way to fund construction of a new jail facility should be one of the BOCCs top priorities in 2014. We understand there are a lot of legitimate needs in this community the BOCC must grapple with, but this is one it cannot afford to pass on to the next set of elected ofcials. The fact that its been nearly a year since the jail has been mentioned in a public meeting is | LETTERS TO THE EDITORGreat job at the golf courseEditor: While its always easier to comment about whats wrong with things than whats right, I want to congratulate the Arcadian Municipal Golf Course. Just imagine trying to upgrade the entire golf course. Now think about doing it during nearly eight feet of rain. The entire staff at the course has done just that and they deserve a tip of the hat. I have golfed there for a number of years and while its always been enjoyable, the current management has clearly been directed to develop a Class A facility and they are well on their way. It wont happen overnight but so far I offer you a well done and keep up the good work.Ron Lane ArcadiaPay hike a slap in the faceEditor: Oh My Goodness! I read the article in last weeks Arcadian regarding the County Commissioners and absolutely could not believe what I was reading! After all of the hair-pulling, shouting, debating, cajoling, posturing, imploring and clamoring by both the public and the County Commission over the approval of the upcoming budget, our Commissioners had the unmitigated gall to give themselves a raise! Obviously, this sneaky move (as it was not in the budget presented for approval) comes across as the proverbial nose thumb to the taxpayers of Desoto County! When does this madness stop? Some may say, Oh, its only ten dollars a pay period. Sorry, to me, that represents a real slap in the face as a taxpayer. Once again, remember who voted for what and who didnt when the polls open next time.Janie Watson ArcadiaReturn of the prodigal columnistI wrote a column way back in 1997 about what itd be like to sit down and converse with some of the wellknown characters from the Bible. I was digging through my old notebooks and ran across notes Id made for that particular column awhile back, and saw that I hadnt used a lot of the ideas I had. So here I am today, nally giving you, as Paul Harvey would say, the rest of the story. We all know the story of Daniel, and how he was thrown into the lions den because he was caught praying. King Darius didnt want that to happen, but the law was the law. So Daniel spent the night with the beasts and was protected by the Lord. Id ask Daniel if they sniffed at him and licked their chops, and maybe played a little cat and mouse by tossing him around. If itd been me, Id have done more praying, especially every time one of them coughed up a hairball. If you know much about sheep, youll know they are easily spooked. In fact, they wont even drink from owing water (hence the line from the Lords Prayer, He leadeth my beside still waters). Remember when the shepherds watched over their sheep near Bethlehem and the angel appeared with all that light and glory and fanfare to announce the birth of Jesus? My question to them would be, how long did it take yall to nd all those sheep and round them back up after that happened? If they were lucky, the sheep just fainted like some goats do, and were still passed out when they got back. I mentioned the prophet Ezekiel in the other column, about when all those dry bones took on esh and became alive again. He also is known to have seen what today would be called a UFO. He described in great detail the ying vessel, coming from the north in a great whirlwind with re, and told of strange creatures. His descriptions dont match ET, Mork from Ork or those big-headed, almond-eyed green critters that we see in cartoons and reportedly authentic dissections of aliens in Roswell, New Mexico. I want to know what the ying wheel sounded like, since he lived long before television news crews and comedians were exploiting simple country folks who swear that tornadoes sound like freight trains. From time to time we hear of someone being referred to as having the patience of Job. (And his name rhymes with robe, not Bob) Ol Lucifer himself bragged about how Job 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.LETTERS | 22 Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.comGRITS & PIECES | 22Our view: BOCC should place the construction of a new jail facility at the top of its priority list in 2014.OUR VIEW | 22 NEWS fTEM: k LIDAY SEA3c 5ovERIAP f RcM CHoPP/G SP(EES l0 51{x11 Ca SP E \, ?,EXCUcEME..YouAlN'T 5-c-GM 4oiP,A BIG FAT BIRD ABOUT YAYTALL Copy& By W--R, N-rFOV} Y I -TyeAP.cnDirN-!rzlr31

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The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian The DeSoto County Historical Society is nominating the Pine Level Townsite to the National Register of Historic Places. Pine Level was established in 1866 as the county seat of Manatee County composed of the lands that today are Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Although located geographically in the center of that area, Pine Level was also far removed from Manatee Village, the rst county seat and politically allied to the Confederate cause. Pine Level may have been considered a freedmans town as one of the rst four residents was an African-American family. It was also a Florida frontier town, as rowdy as any of the more notorious villages of the wild West with saloons and shoot-outs. When DeSoto County was formed in May 1887, Pine Level served as its county seat until the voters chose Arcadia in November 1888. Already bypassed by the railroad in 1886, Pine Level began to decline as government operations and businesses moved to Arcadia. Today, the original 40-acre Pine Level townsite is orange groves and pastures except for a single remaining structure the school now the sanctuary of the Pine Level United Methodist Church. The church pur chased the two-story building in 1923 and re-roofed it as a one-story edice after a hurricane damaged the upper oor and roof in 1930. Pine Levels eligibility for listing on the U.S. Department of Interiors National Register of Historic Places has been conrmed by every ar chaeological report ever completed, including Historical Archaeology of the Pine Level Site (8DE14), DeSoto County, Florida, the thesis completed in 2011 by Jana Futch for her Master of Arts degree in Anthropology at the University of South Florida. Society members assisted Futch in her research and physical surveys. The society has chosen Futch now a professional archaeologist with Brockington and Associates of Georgia to prepare the nomination. This project has been nanced in part with historic preser vation grant assistance provided by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission. Nominating the Pine Level Townsite to the National Register is an appropriate honor betting the pride that DeSoto County residents have for the town the origin of their county government and its heritage. The nomination will enhance awareness of historic preservation, its attraction to Historical Society to seek Pine Level designationBY CAROL MAHLERDESOTO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTOS BY CAROL MAHLERThe historic Pine Level sanctuary. The Pine Level county seat historical marker. tourists, and its ability to build community. For information, call Carol Mahler, project manager, at 863-445-0789 or email carolmahler3@gmail.com. SP17509Want To Get ItsEasyJust SHOP Eye Exams Medical Eye Care Surgery Full Optical Boutique Contact Lenses We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and all major medical plans 863.491.7777 2442 NE Highway 70, Arcadia (across from Walgreens) Dr. Ronald O. Sevigny Dr. Mark D. Sevigny Ronald O. Sevigny, O.D. Mark D. Sevigny, O.D. Robyn Russell, O.D. Daniel Welch, M.D. Hablamos Espaol (24 Hour A Day Emergency Eye Care) www.7eeye.com Call Today! We fill Medicaid Eyeglass Prescriptions. 50457285 Blinky Free Seminar Monday Dec. 2 4-5 pm at our Arcadia office The Power of Food in the Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, & Elevated Cholesterol. Free Healthy Refreshments & Interactive Educational Talk Please RSVP to 491-7777 'I L tVj! jr SA I I Lpeft s^J aSEVIGNYASSOCIATESEV 1 G N y 'aocze Sengn yEYE ASASaiFv938GAI1LEAGERE't A _

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. NOTICE: The Lettuce Lake Boat Ramp will be closed through May 1, while the new boat ramp is constructed. TODAY The DMH Auxiliary is hosting Books Are Fun Nov. 21 for one day only. deal shopping without all the Mall crowds, from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. in the McSwain Room at the Hospital. Cash, checks and credit cards acceptable. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, 2200 Roan St., Arcadia. Anyone interested may attend. Talk in for the meetings is at 147.180+ DARC repeater. Family Safety Alliance for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties, sponsored by Department of Children and Families, meets at 4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Lakewood Ranch Northern Trust Banks community room, 6320 Venture Drive, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call Kerri Gibson at 941-316-6129. Drop-in Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3. For information, call Charles Godwin at 941-357-3945, Mildred Daniels at 993-0373, or Curtis Clark at 263-2935. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. ACCESS office is open from 1-4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. FRIDAY The AA G.I.R.L.S. Anniversary Night is at 6 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Oak St. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents Friday Night Live with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrust drive-through). For information call 244-4341. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 8 p.m. at Temple Beth Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. TUESDAY The Habitat for Humanity class on Do-It-Yourself Furniture Maintenance is taught by Nancy Moe at 6 p.m. Nov. 26 at the SunTrust Bank, second floor. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in room 103, County Administration Building, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. There will also be a 9 a.m. workshop on utilities and personnel. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday in the School Board meeting room, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weightwatchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. 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 informa tion, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. ACCESS office is open from 9 a.m. to noon today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. Suncoast Community Blood Bank is open from noon to 6 p.m. today at 710 N. Brevard Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Arcadia. For more information, call 993-9366. WEDNESDAY Been There Ranchers and Farmers Club meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. at 1 p.m., first clubhouse inside South Entrance of Arcadia Village Country Club. North of Walmart, Highway 70. Call Max R. Fitzpatrick at 863-494-6257. Free. Tours, speakers, conversation, friends, fun all welcome. The AA Serenity Group Anniversary Night is held at 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Eagles, 150 S. Polk Ave., now offers Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. THURSDAY The Arcadian wishes all its readers a very happy Thanksgiving! There will be no garbage collection on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Thursday customers next service date will be Dec. 2, and Friday customers next service date will be Dec. 3. Judy Jones and the Bread of Life Mission will be in Arcadia starting at noon on Thanksgiving Day at the Arcadia Plaza, on U.S. 17. They will be giving out free meals, plus clothing and furniture, to anyone in need. She is seeking volunteers with a truck or trailer who can help transport furniture etc. here from Punta Gorda, as well as cash donations to purchase gas and propane. Call 941-286-8586 or send donations to Bread of Life Mission, P.O. Box 511352, Punta Gorda, FL 33951-1352. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Potluck/ barbecue before the meeting. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Open speaker. COMING EVENTS There will be no garbage collection on Friday, Nov. 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. Friday customers next service date will be Dec. 3. Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port, will hold services for the first day of Chanukah begin ning at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Oneg Shabbat will follow. Christmas bazaar and craft fair at Arcadia Village, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 30. Public invited. Sabbath services at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port, begin at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 30. Kiddush will follow. North Port Jewish Center, 3840 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port will be celebrating Chanukah with latkes, refreshments, raffle, prizes and a community songfest at 3 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Temple. Refreshments served Donations appreciated. Reservations by Nov.25; call the temple office at 941-423-0300. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church of Arcadia, 304 W. Myrtle St., will hold its Winter Revival Dec. 1, 2 and 3. Members of area congregations are invited to come and experience new beginnings through Jesus Christ. its time for a new start. Pastor Louis C. Anderson. St. Pauls Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser at the parish hall 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. For $6 (adult) and $3 (child), generous helpings of pancakes, sausages, and fruits. Your donation helps the church and the Knights other charitable causes. Dr. Joseph Chebli is holding a free seminar on weight loss surgery 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Beef OBradys, 1703 E. Oak St. His office is the Venice Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. For details, call 941-483-9731. The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Early Bird is at 8 a.m. Dec. 5 at Peddlers Boutique. Nature Walks: Morgan Park, 8:30 a.m. Dec. 10. With entomologist Bob Wilk. Free. Seacoast National Bank will host a reception with the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council on Dec. 10. Area artists will have much of their artwork on exhibit and for sale great time to pick up something unique and beautiful as a holiday gift! El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY AG FEST 2013 will be held at the Turner Center on Nov. 23. Admission is $2 per person, parking is free. Gates open at 9 am. For vending or sponsorship information call the Turner Center at 863-993-4807. The Antique Fair takes place in downtown Arcadia on the fourth Saturday of every month starting at 8 a.m. Dozens of dealers line the sidewalks on and around West Oak St. For informationk, visit www. ArcadiaFLantiques.com; to inquire about booth space, call 993-5105. The NAACP meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday of the month at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave. Fit DeSoto meets the fourth Saturday of the month for a free exercise class and run/walk at Morgan Park. High energy and fun! Arrive by 10 a.m. in workout clothes, running shoes with a towel and water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 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. 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. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at 863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services, staffed by trained volunteers who have had background screenings. Phone also if interested in becoming a volunteer for either program. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY Alzheimers Support Group every 2nd Sat. & 4th Mon. at Arcadia Oaks ALF. 11 am, complimentary lunch. DeSoto County Historical Society board meets at 5:30 p.m. fourth Mondays monthly at the Ingraham Seed House on W. Gibson St., Arcadia. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every fourth Monday at 5 p.m. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. All are welcome. A women-only G.I.R.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-426-7655 or visit www. district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. A faith-based addiction recovery ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at the Nocatee Baptist Church (red brick church) on U.S. Highway 17 in Nocatee. SERVICE CLUBS Rotary Club of Arcadia meets at noon every Tuesday in the McSwain Room at DeSoto Memorial Hospital. For information call Bebe Bradbury at 813-765-5909. Kiwanis meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at Beef OBradys. DeSoto Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at noon to 1 p.m. at First State Bank of Arcadia, 400 N. Brevard Ave. For information, call Victoria Provau, 494-2220 or email vprovau@fsbarcadia.com. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, male social organization that provides its membership an excellent opportunity to further serve the Church and community through support of family life. It also offers many opportunities for fraternal and family-ori ented social activities. St. Pauls Knights of Columbus meets every first Wednesday of the month, at 7:30 p.m., at the parish hall. For additional information, call John McVey at 863-494-6634 or Agustin Albiter at 863-491-4081. COMMUNITY SERVICE Volunteers are needed to help children in the community! If you enjoy working with kids, can commit to a volunteer schedule (1-2 hrs/wk between 2:30-4:30 p.m.), can work with different school subjects and can be a positive role model for children, then call Laura Rodriguez at 494-1068 or email laurarodriguez@embarqmail. com. You must pass a background check and must complete a volunteer orientation. Veterans For free transportation to VA clinics, call 993-9670 for an appointment. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. They are in need of cash donations to help pay for utility bills and other expenses. The DeSoto County Literacy Council is looking for tutors for adult literacy and English as a Second Language classes. For details call Susan at 993-1333. 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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 A rash of threatening letters received by two women in Arcadia resulted in one of them being charged with deliver ing them. According to the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce arrest report: Adriana Leyva, 28, of the 1100 block of S.W. Martha St., Arcadia told DCSO she had been receiving threatening letters from a woman she had previously had an altercation with. Another woman in Leyvas neighbor hood also reportedly received similar threatening letters signed by the same person. The name on the letters was the ex-daughter-in-law of the neighbor woman. The letters were found stuffed into the two womens mailboxes. In the letters, the writer threatened to kill the former mother-in-law along with Leyva. Later, Leyva also discovered someone had torn some of her clothing and left another threatening letter in the pocket of pants on her outdoor clothesline. The ex-mother-in-law also found another threatening letter taped to a table near her door, saying she was going to die, according to the report. Later, she received another note saying you are all going to die one by one. For several months the mysterious letters continued to appear at both Leyvas and the ex-mother-in-laws residences, most threatening injury or death. Leyva reported these letters to DCSO. DCSO began surveillance to try to Report: Woman sent threatening letters to herself LEYVAcatch the suspect putting letters on Leyvas property. But according to the report, what they observed was Leyva herself placing something in the neighbors mailbox. When the neighbor retrieved her mail later that day, she found yet another threatening letter, purportedly from the ex-daughter-in-law. Because of suspicions that Leyva had created the letters herself, DCSO secured a search warrant for Leyvas residence. When Leyva was told she had been under surveillance, she rst tried to claim the letters they saw her putting in the mailbox were letters she had previously received from the ex-wife. Later, according to the report, she admitted to sending two of the letters. However, handwriting analysis per formed by Florida Department of Law Enforcement conrmed Leyva had written or probably wrote most of the letters in question. Leyva was arrested on Nov. 13 on a charge of felony aggravated stalking, and released on her own recognizance. On Nov. 19, Leyva was arrested again on charges including one count of aggravated stalking, along with ve counts of destroying, tampering with or fabricating evidence, all felonies. According to court records, the prosecutor has led additional charges against Leyva, including perjury and making false reports to law ofcers. She was released on her own recognizance. |POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.A drivers failure to use his seat belt led to the arrest of two men on drug charges. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce reported Friday the arrest of James Randolph Stewart, 38, and Timothy Backer, 33, on drug charges. According to the arrest report, a Charlotte County Sheriffs deputy noticed Stewart driving a vehicle without using his seat belt, so he initiated a trafc stop. The report states that Stewart, of the 200 block of N. Brevard Avenue, Arcadia, appeared very nervous, his hands were visibly shaking and he was sweating profusely. Another deputy saw a glass smoking pipe with plastic tubing inside the vehicle, so the pair were asked to get out of the vehicle. The report states the ofcer noticed a bulge in the waistband of Stewarts pants. It turned out to be a sock wrapped around a bag containing two baggies of a white crystal substance, along with another glass smoking pipe, a digital scale and several small baggies, the report states. Stewart denied the items were his. According to the report, eld tests indicated the crystal substance and pipes were positive for the presence of methamphetamine. Both Stewart and Backer, who presently lists a Clearwater address but was formerly of Arcadia, Charlotte County arrests pair on drug chargeswere charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Stewart was additionally charged with possession of a synthetic narcotic with intent to sell. Stewart is being held on $28,000 bond while Backer is being held without bond. BACKER STEWARTThe DeSoto County Sheris Oce reported the following arrests: Beverly Barrera, 39, 1400 block of S.W. Gross Drive, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft, Bond: $120. Calvin Lamont Brown, 24, 1000 block of S.W. Golden Ave., Arcadia. Charges: driving while license is suspended, third or subsequent oense, and resisting an ocer by eeing while lights and siren were on and obstructing without violence. Bond: $2,750. Ruth Aparicio Calderon, 34, 2300 block of S.W. Charlotte St., Nocatee. Charges: assault with intent to commit a felony, felony battery, and two counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. Jessica Marie Drake, 24, 1400 block of S.W. Rude Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $120. Jaime Palmillas Gaytan, 39, 1500 block of S.E. Apple Drive, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Matthew Dilon Giddens, 21, 5600 block of N.W. Pineridge Drive, Arcadia. Charges: out-of-county warrant, petty theft and resisting recovery of property. Bond: none. Bobby Van Gilbert, 41, E. Palatka, Fla. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and habitually driving while license is suspended. Bond: $5,000. Juan Alexis Guerrero, 18, 1000 block of S.E. 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of liquor by person under 21, assault on an ocer or reghter, and two counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. Arturo Murillo Lopez, 43, 1000 block of Baker St., Arcadia. Charge: aray. Bond: $120. Kermit David Mendez, 33, 4300 block of Bull Pond Road, Arcadia. Charges: tracking in methamphetamine with 14 grams or more, and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: none.ARRESTS | 22 50457258 Full year delivery service of the weekly Arcadian Newspaper made possible by these local businesses: Home Owners Supply DeSoto Automall Sevigny Eye Care Call to start your subscription. Must be resident living in Desoto County and currently a non-subscriber Dont delay; this special offer ends 12-24-13. Our carrier delivery group is driving by you r home or business already. 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The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESSandra JohnsonSandra Johnson, 75, of Arcadia, Fla., and formerly of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Signature Health Care in Port Charlotte, Fla., under Tidewell Hospice care. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.Lula M. RichardsonLula M. Richardson, 77, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. She was born Dec. 10, 1935, in Arcadia, Fla., to Samuel Morgan Sr. and Corine Mack Morgan. Mrs. Richardson graduated from Smith Brown High School in 1953. She was employed as a housekeeper for Hall Ranch of Punta Gorda, Fla., for many years, and later worked at G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital until she retired. Mrs. Richardson was always there to support her children in all the activities they participated in while growing up, and was always surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church until she decided to serve the Lord by her husbands side, and attended New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and was over the kitchen culinary depart ment, church treasurer, Sunday school superintendent and helped rebuild the new church. She is survived by her sons, Terry, Thomas and Jason; daughter, Felicia; stepchildren, Diamond, Timothy and Malcolm; daughters-in-law, Tracey and Teresa; brothers and sisters, Bettye, Suesie, Samuel, Lawrence and James; five brothers-in-law; four sisters-in-law; aunt, Willie Bell; uncle-in-law, Eugene; her loving neighbors; caregiver, Jeannie; special friends; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mrs. Richardson was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Booker; son, Booker Jr.; two sisters, Thomasena and Mary; and niece, Deidra. Visitation was held Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, at Hickson Funeral Home in Arcadia. The funeral service was held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the House of God Church in Arcadia. Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home.Elmer Carlton TaylorElmer Carlton Taylor, 84, of Arcadia, Fla., and formerly of Sarasota, Fla., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. He was the son of Ivy and Georgia Taylor of Sarasota. Elmer graduated from SHS in 1948, and served until retirement as Battalion Captain of the Sarasota City Fire Department. He re-entered fire service in DeSoto County, Fla., and served as Fire Chief until 2004. To his family, Elmer was their special example of faith, friendship and fatherhood. He leaves behind his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley; four children, Jimmy (Kathy) Peters, Debi (Donnie) Gilmore, Cathleen (Richard) Roberts and Teresa Stone; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and counting; two sisters, Helen Jane Pridgen of Gainesville, Fla., and Ivalene Spivey of Fort Worth, Texas; and was also loved by nieces and nephews. Elmer was preceded in death by his brother, Willis. A memorial service was held Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church, Arcadia. Friends and family were welcomed at the Taylor home after the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to All Childrens Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House. Arrangements are by Robarts Family Funeral Home of Wauchula, Fla.Sarah Brown RoeSarah Brown Peggy Roe, 89, a native and lifelong resident of Arcadia, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2013, in Sarasota. She was born July 8, 1924, and graduated from DeSoto County High School in 1942. She was formerly secretary and bookkeeper for the Arcadia CocaCola Bottling Company, a family owned and operated business. She was descended from cattle and citrus pioneers who came to the area in the 19th century. She was regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of The L & E Club, the Arcadia Literary Club and an officer and member of the board of directors of the Joshua Creek Cemetery Trust. Peggy was widely known as a gracious host who enjoyed cooking and enter taining guests at her home. She was a lifelong member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Arcadia, and a former member of the board. She is survived by a daughter, Sarah (Andrew Bain) Roe, of Atlanta. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Lawrence Larry Roe; her parents, Gordon and Pauline Parker Brown, all of Arcadia, and a brother T.G. Gordon Brown, of West Palm Beach. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or Joshua Creek Cemetery Trust. Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be posted at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. Theres no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be submitted to the Charlotte Sun; call 941-206-1000 for details. Please send e-mails to obituaries@sun-herald.com. The American ag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. For more Words of Comfort, go to www.inheavenshome.com 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. 11Poll

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 Family Album FAMILY 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 PHOTO PROVIDEDMarilyn and Wayne Gallant of Arcadia will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 2013, with their three children and families: Lorraine (George) Fuller and children Kaitlyn and Jacob of Ocala; Dean (Teri) Gallant and children Josh and Sonni Ritch of Nocatee; and Jacqueline (Brian) Harris and children Rebecca and Briana of Arcadia. Wayne and Marilyn were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1963, at the Methodist Church in Halcott Center in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Wayne is employed at AutoZone in Arcadia. Marily is retiring after working as a SNA from 1978 to 2012.Happy golden anniversary PHOTO PROVIDEDKudos to Coach Frederick L. Carter on celebrating your Diamond birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013. You are truly a Renaissance Man and a loving, thoughtful husband, father and grandfather. With much love, your wife, Charlotte, daughters Romona, Vonda, Tonya and Falana, grandchildren Audric, Taylor Nicole, Malik and Alexis. Coach Carter is age 55 in this photo.Happy birthdayThe winter of 1620-21 at the Plymouth Colony was cold and tragic for the Pilgrims; nearly half of their number died through sickness and accidents. One wonders how they could rise above such losses and by fall be so grateful that they celebrated Gods goodness to them by giving thanks. While the spring and summer of 1621 were pleasant and a welcome contrast to what they had just come through, the wounds of that rst winter must have been hard to overcome. The good harvest and the help of Squanto, Chief Massasoit and their tribe in providing food, as well as teaching them how to survive in this harsh new place so far from home, were causes to be thankful, but the reasons for their amazing attitude of gratitude must have run deeper than those blessings. Can an abundant harvest and enough to eat make up for the vacant chairs of loved ones at mealtime? Can making new friends take away the pain of losing old ones? Can moving into a new house compensate for the absence of family members? Obviously not. Why not then enter the second winter bitter over the pain of the past rather than being lled with praise for present provisions? There is only one answer: these people had developed the ability to be thankful no matter what was going on around them. Their thankfulness was rooted in their acceptance of Biblical teachings that called on them to be thankful all the time. We can learn from them. It takes too little to get us down and too much to get us up! We are too quick to pout and too slow to praise! Compare our tendency to complain over tries to the vow of the Old Testament prophet, Habakkuk, to be thankful in tough times: Although the g tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the elds shall yield no food; the ock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; Yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Contrast this vow to being upset over the Dow. What would Habakkuks vow do for us now? It would change the focus of our lives, our homes and the nation. We would be more interested in giving than getting, more eager to worship than to be entertained, more likely to help than to hurt, more positive about the future. A.W. Tozer, the author of many Christian classics, wrote: Now as a cure for the sour, faultnding attitude I recommend the cultivation of the habit of thankfulness. Thanksgiving has great curative power. The heart that is constantly overowing with gratitude will be safe from those attacks of resentfulness and gloom that bother so many religious persons. A thankful heart cannot be cynical. One of the great calls to be thankful is found in the Bible in Psalms 103:1-5. Focusing on reasons to be thankful can brighten every day and cause us to rejoice in Gods gracious goodness to us all. Thanksgiving should be more than a holiday It ought to be our way of life. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.netThanksgiving should be more than another holiday Roger Campbell The Arcadia L & E Club members were treated to a dose of laughter medicine at their November meeting. Arlene Kincaid, former DeSoto County speech therapist and talented poet, brought the medicine of laughter to the group as she shared poems and short stories from her published books. Her works include Odds and Ends, Bits and Pieces (2011); Left Overs from Odds and Ends (2011) and Tid Bits and Pieces (2013). Kincaid has a knack for discovering the good in everything around her. Her life has been devoted to effectively translating ideas through poetry. Everywhere she has worked, she has been called upon to relay thoughts and events through the medium of poetry. She is well known to local schools as she delights in reading to children and encouraging boys and girls to write daily in journals. The meeting was held at the lovely home of Nancy Jo Vaughn. Hostesses included Vaughn, Sue Ellen Smith and Marlou Zolkos. Those in attendance included: Jane Adams, Nancy Ambler, Geraldine Barnwell, Betty Brown, Shirley Cullom, Adie Daly, Margaret Hays, Susan Head, Linda Hollingsworth, Lindsay Knoche, Sheila Knoche, Sue Maassen, Martha Jo Markey, Sue Overcash, Ann Ryals, Betsy Sorrells, Kathryn Standard, Mary Ann Treadwell, Angela Waters and Edith Wildt. The December meeting will be held at Mary Margarets Tea & Biscuit and the literacy group will be celebrating the holiday season. 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The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian Arcadia Village commemorates Veterans Day Maxine Wiens was an Army wife from Kansas during World War II. She worked in a Kansas factory as a real-life Rosie the Riveter while her husband, Al Wiens, was stationed in Germany. They joined their nieghbors at Arcadia Village in honoring the military on Veterans Day. Arcadia Village residents stand up in honor of veterans on Nov. 11.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com PHOTO PROVIDEDDrug-Free DeSoto is teaming up with Links 2Success as both organizations promote a healthy lifestyle without drugs. Drug-Free Youth donated $1,500 to Links2Success to advance its mission to help at-risk youth.Drug-Free Desoto and its youth program, DeSoto Drug-Free Youth (D-Fy) are excited to announce a new collaboration with local non-profit, Links2Success. D-FY recently donated $1,500 to the non-profit to implement anti-drug education in its current programming. In addition to the donation, these two organizations will partner on a number of events and initiatives aimed at developing our youth into successful students. Drug-Free DeSoto, Links2Success partner upBy LINDSAY TURNER DESOTO DRUG-FREE COALITIONPARTNER | 22 50457190 Doug Sklut m Service Around Your ScheduleTIRE & AUTO CENTER"74 rl-Al i TIRE GUARANTEEBuy four select tires, get up toin mail-in rebatesShawn Barney Bill Kelly Celeste Brady Jeremy Johnson when you use theServce Vcnoger Servce AdvSO1 Service Advsor bo".'ice i1GV sor Quick Lace VoMagorFord Service Credit Card.'M' all makes and 11'ti Service you wait and no appointment1 technicians 1 I and use 1 Motorcraf? pans. -Quick offers evening and weekend hours.Quick Laneat DeSoto Dodge Chrysler Ford and Jeep `S7oterebate.Deatertns, Iedreta,Ipurchasesonty.Llmdone-edemptloncercustomer.S70aeditcard rebate. Subbed to credit approval Complete purchase must be made on the Ford Service Credit3039 S. E Highway 70 1 Arcadia, FL 34266 Card. Offervald between 10/1/13 and 12/31/13. Submit rebates by 1/31114370 the rebate by check or863 -4944848 800-880-3099 apply to an active Owner Advantage Rewards' account $70 credit care rebate by check only. Canr-0tbe combined with any other tire manufacturersoonsored or Ford Service Credit Card rebate. ffer. SeeVoted best Automotive Service Facility part1clpatl7gdealership forvehicle appilcat;ns.rebateandaccountdetalls

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 Women are attracted to sparkly, shiny things; were of sort like crows, we cant help it. If its bright, we want it. The urge to decorate ourselves with shiny things is as old as time itself. Its so ingrained, its like breathing. If a woman tells you shes not interested in jewelry, shes lying to you. Kerriann Scribner is a maker of bright shiny things. Always dressed smartly and adorned with perfectly matching accessories, Kerri is a fashion sophisticate with a dashing sense of style. She is also a beader. She has that ability to see handfuls of beads and put them together in such a way as to create marvelous matching earrings and necklaces. All her creations are unique originals. Beading is a hobby that has become a passion for Kerri. She has boxes and boxes and bags and bags of beads and ndings in her home. She is always on the lookout for distinctive items to make use of. Kerri is the November Artist of the Month and a few of her lovely pieces are hanging in the lobby of DeSoto Memorial Hospital for your enjoyment and envy. One of the sets is an amber-colored confection that a gentlemen wanted to purchase and send to his opera-singing friend in Europe. Kerri declined. Shes not really interested in selling. The enjoyment is in the creating and when youve put so much into the result, you get more out of owning it than monetary value. Her favorite projects are the ones she does for little girls, especially grandkids. She strings delicate pearls, tiny owers,and pastel colors to delight a child. She has very lucky granddaughters. Kerri has worked at DeSoto Memorial Hospital for 18 years and is currently in MIS, Nursing Support. She is also caretaker to a couple of old donkeys who were in need of a caring home. They got lucky when Kerri took them in. Shes taken in many hoofed animals over the years, providing aged and mistreated horses a kind and comfortable home for their last years. For more information on the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council, the Artist of the Month Program and upcoming events, call Jane Hilton at 863-494-0630 or visit http://desotoartscouncil.org.Scribners jewelry pretty, but not for saleBy JANE HILTONDESOTO ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL Friends of Arcadia Airport held its monthly y-in and pancake breakfast Saturday at the airport. Despite a bit of rain, moving the group inside, there was a great turn out. About ve planes ew in and did some touch-and-gos to earn a free breakfast. Carloads of local residents drove in for a great morning at the aireld and enjoyed pancakes, sausage, orange juice and coffee. The next y-in breakfast will be on Dec. 21.Airport hosts fly-in pancake breakfastBy GEORGE CHASEFRIENDS OF ARCADIA AIRPORT PHOTO PROVIDEDThis Just Highlander ew in Saturday to the Arcadia Airport for Saturdays pancake breakfast. The Friends of Arcadia Airport are holding breakfast y-ins on the third Saturday of every month.PHOTOS PROVIDED BY GEORGE CHASERoss Clark and George Chase keep the pancakes coming for Saturdays y-in breakfast at the Arcadia Airport. There was a full house Saturday at the airport for the y-in breakfast, as diners enjoyed pancakes in the hangar. A 1941 Gruman Widgeon once owned by Vaughn Monroe. Several planes ew in, and area resi dents came by car for the pancake breakfast. The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian Golf tournament benefits Independence Fund Those in attendance were entertained by Floridas Cracker Cowboy Poet Laureate Carl Sharp. A former Marine, Sharp has been entertaining audiences for years with his witty, Ameri cana approach to poetry. He will turn 100 in May. PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comArmy Sgt. Pam Kelly of Clearwater, who was wounded during Operation Desert Storm, enjoys her day at the Blus traveling in her customized Freedom 6x6 wheelchair. Veterans from Punta Gorda came to the Blus golf course to support wounded veterans during the Freedom Drivers event. John Miller, Carey Willis, Dwayne Halse and Mark Moye take a break to pose for the camera. Veterans gather for the start of the Freedom Drivers Tournament at the Blus golf course Nov. 15-16. Golfers gathered at the Bluffs golf course Nov. 15-16 for the Freedom Drivers golf tournament. The prots from the tournament beneted The Independence Fund, a non-prot fund which helps severely injured veterans achieve complete physical and emotional healing. For more information on how you can donate to the fund, call 863-993-4310 or 863-735-0631. Cpt. John Woody Woodall entertains the veterans at the Freedom Drivers event with an Elvis tribute he performs for wounded troops at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C.the impression we were going to get a legal opinion, and now were sitting here in basically the same position we were two weeks ago, he said. Im not comfortable taking things away from the employees who received raises unless Im fully informed of where wed stand legally on the issue. Im inclined tonight to just keep these in place, and ensure it doesnt happen again. Both Frierson and Councilman Bob Heine agreed that any employee who would take legal action against the city over a small pay increase isnt the kind of worker the city wants on its payroll. Do we really want this kind of individual working for us? Frierson wondered. I know if they were working for me I wouldnt, thats for sure. And what about the employees who didnt get a raise? Heine asked. If I were in their shoes Id be just as upset at us as an employee who had their pay increase revoked. Its a no-win situation for anyone.An answer from aboveSeveral members of the public and city employees gave their opinions on the subject, with a majority in favor of retaining the raises. This is milk thats already been spilled, and you cant take it back without serious liabilities, said former councilman Lorenzo Dixon. Dont take their little pay raises away. All the employees who didnt receive raises need to wait, and at some point there will be some money that drops out of the sky somewhere, and theyll get their raises, he said. City employee Jeanie Raines cautioned the council not to underesti mate the effect these minor raises had on employees and their families. Maybe to you a dollar aint worth much, but its helping me to eat, she said. Were not the ones on the city council who let this happen. Whenever you guys start ghting over budget issues, its the employees who end up suffering. When was the last time you had to decide between buying a bag of potatoes or having to get rice instead because you didnt have enough money? Were doing our jobs, and you cant punish us because you didnt do yours. Resident Janie Watson said, I agree with Mayor Frierson on this issue. Were on our third meeting on this, and I dont believe the raises were given in good faith. Marshal Matt Anderson was turned down when he requested legitimate raises for his ofcers, and these are individuals who protect us every day. Yet youre going to approve these seemingly random raises? Thats not right. Keene moved to approve the raises. Heine seconded, saying although he didnt agree with how it was done, it would be the cheapest and easiest way out for the city. The motion passed 4-1, with Frierson casting the lone dissenting vote. The council then unanimously agreed to craft an ordinance in the future requiring council to approve all pay raises.Increasing efforts against vagrancyAnderson asked council to approve a trespass warning affidavit signed by 31 downtown business owners. The move came after several incidents of homeless people harassing and soliciting downtown visitors, demanding payments for individuals to sit on city benches, using vulgar language and urinating and defecating in public. Anderson said the trespass warning would be issued Wednesday morning. The warnings are meant to temporarily address the problem until City Attorney T.J. Wohl can finish several ordinances aimed at giving the Arcadia Police Department more power to cite and arrest individuals. This affidavit will prevent homeless individuals from hanging out in front of a store property, but it still doesnt prevent them from walking down the sidewalk, Anderson said. This is a good first step, but the ordinances will help us to be able to better enforce many of the things shop owners have been complaining about. Anderson noted the police department cannot cite an individual for things such as public drinking unless they are caught in the act. The manager of the Oak Park Inn, Toni Badovinac, told council she recently received an email from a group of 15 former guests saying they would not be returning to Arcadia because they feared for their safety in the downtown area. During the meeting, she learned another scheduled guest had backed out, telling Badovinac that as a single woman she did not feel comfortable staying downtown after seeing homeless people hanging out at the Tree of Knowledge Park. Instead she booked a room at the Holiday Inn. When asked why there was such a large group of homeless in the downtown area, Anderson said, My best guess is they keep coming back because they are getting food or money from visitors or shop owners who feel sorry for them, he said. That just encourages them to come back to the area. Wohl said he would have at least one ordinance prepared for council to address the vagrancy issue by the next meeting.Blue ribbon panel proposedSlaughter offered suggestions on the search for a new city administrator, including setting up a blue ribbon committee of five people chosen by council. Wohl said he would draft a resolution to allow the committee to be formed. Slaughter said the process of hiring a new administrator could take months. Keene said council needs to take its time to make sure the right candidate is hired. At first I thought we could get this done quickly with the help of the Range Riders, but since that didnt work, we need to take a very cautious approach to hir ing a new administrator. When this is said and done, I want us as a council to be confident our final candidate is the best individual for the job. In other business, Slaughter presented the council with several topics he hoped could be scheduled for workshops. They included homelessness, code enforcement, downtown special event permits, the citys strategic plan and a budget and maintenance philosophy. He will have dates and times for council to consider at the next meeting.RELENTSFROM PAGE 1 f.+4i:::i T,4.rr 4.!! ,. *_ --T-:-TTT.?l.&..-tr4 A; 4 +\7 LlLv1J, SJ o! LW__ 4:;!' _rn:1 lp-Rk ,r ,.T s m It'_Y..f4,: 4J: _I S`7 fry A::1 _JI_.IIp& -i j :, l.yif._,.;,a
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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14JV GIRLS DOWN PIRATES PAGE 16Thanks to a fast 8-0 start, the Lady Bulldogs junior varsity basketball team defeated the visiting Port Charlotte squad. Theres nothing like home cooking to make a team feel better. After the DeSoto County varsity boys soccer team went without a win in their rst two matches, they doubled up Riverdale 4-2 in their rst home match on Nov. 12. The win evens the teams record to 1-1-1. Jesiel Rivera got the Bulldogs into the lead with the rst goal followed by Nacho Ramirez just before the half to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead Just 2:30 into the second half, Chino Vargas scored a goal on a nice header in what proved to be the eventual winning goal. Jairo Tamayo wrapped up the scoring with a goal to boost the lead to 4-0. Riverdale scored both goals in the second half, the last one on a penalty kick. Cesar Barajas made a nice diving effort to stop the ball but it was just out of his reach and found the back of the net. On winning their rst game at home, DeSoto County coach Tracy Hay said, Its always nice to win at home, now we just have to gure out how to win on the road, too. The team will meet Booker in a district match at 7 p.m. tonight, with the girls varsity match at 5 p.m.Varsity boys double up RiverdaleBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR Chino Vargas directs his header toward the goal in DeSoto Countys 4-2 win over Riverdale. Vargas scored the rst goal in the second half on a similar header shot. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThese four Bulldogs put the biscuit in the basket in the 4-2 win for DeSoto County. Scoring in order from the right are Jesiel Rivera (13), Nacho Ramirez (18), Chino Vargas (10) and Jairo Tamayo (8). Lemon Bay shuts out varsity girls DeSoto Countys Cindy Alvarez gets a big foot into the ball during the Bulldogs 4-0 loss to Lemon Bay. DeSoto Countys Maricela Gonzalez steals the ball from a Lemon Bay player during the Bulldogs 4-0 loss.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com M i c h a e l D e r h o d g e O D Michael Derhodge O.D. T h o m a s Q u i g l e y M D Thomas Quigley M.D. FREE EYE EXAM FOR NEW PATIENTS Complete medical exam with one of our board certified eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and test for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to US Citizens 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 12/31/13 No Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service., examination or treatment which is performed as a result of reimburse with 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance plans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal. 50457185 B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s 3 3 0 N B r e v a r d A v e ( 8 6 3 ) 9 9 3 2 0 2 0 330 N. Brevard Ave (863)993-2020 N e x t t o F a r m C r e d i t b u i l d i n g Next to Farm Credit building Code: AR00 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 1fr4itwrC3oendl 6p1 O pODT@H@Bsw oom mvj la-1 ----------------------------.I I\1--IGG .r -:ur1 -v

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The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian An early barrage of goals was too much for the DeSoto County girls junior varsity soccer team to overcome in the Nov. 7 game against Lemon Bay. After trailing 6-0 at halftime, the Bulldogs held Lemon Bay scoreless in the second half, but could not make up the decit and lost by the same 6-0 score. The Mantas Caitlin Montgomery scored less than 30 seconds after the opening whistle as six different Mantas found the back of the net. Last year Montgomery scored six goals on her own in the rst matchup of the season. In the rematch at Lemon Bay near the end of the season, the Bulldogs had improved so much they only lost 2-1. The Bulldogs will travel to Englewood Jan. 10 for this seasons rematch. Bulldogs coach Juany Gonzalez said, I know our girls can put up a good ght and that is what they Early deficit too much for JV girlsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County junior Summer Stimson tends the net in the second half of the Bulldogs loss to Lemon Bay Nov. 7. The Mantas were shut out by Stimson in the second half. The Bulldogs Vivianna Maldonaldo and the Mantas Emily Seviour battle for a free ball in the rst half of their Nov. 7 game in Arcadia. DeSoto County shut out Lemon Bay in the second half, but a 6-0 rst half decit was too much for the Bulldogs to overcome.did in the second half. I just dont know where that was in the rst half. I saw them giving up in the rst half but I told them Id rather go home knowing I gave it my all and lost rather than losing and knowing that I gave up. There werent many lineup changes in the second half, just a gut check time for the team. Gonzalez challenged them and they responded, and although it was still a loss they didnt quit and battled hard to keep the Mantas scoreless. The Lady Bulldogs have a young and inexperienced team this season, as more than half of the team hasnt played before this season and are still learning the game. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE kNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys LaDeja Dennis drives to the bucket in the season opener for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs started slowly against Port Charlotte and trailed at the half 50-15, with Dennis scored 14 of those rst-half points. The Bulldogs outscored the Pirates 22-18 in the second half but couldnt recover from the terrible rst half. Dennis led everybody with 22 points in the 68-37 loss. Both the junior varsity and varsity teams will host Avon Park at 6 p.m. Monday.Lady Bulldgos drop season opener SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50457186 BPI/ John MmnL D.O. WATER'S EDGEDERMATOLOGYr E cypress St i; P a ao a m NIZ zHickory StLewellyn Cassels Dr John MinniARNP

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 The DeSoto County girls junior varsity basketball team won their opening game of the year 30-24 over the visiting Port Charlotte Pirates Nov. 11. The game nearly didnt take place. When the game was added to the schedule Oct. 10, DeSoto Athletic Director Jarrett Zolkos said an email was sent out to ofcials, ensuring they would be available for the game. When game day arrived, however, the 5:30 p.m. start time came and went without a referee in sight. Fresh off of practice for the boys basketball team, coaches Richard Koonce and Darby Ellis came to the rescue and volunteered to referee the game so the teams could play. Because no ofcial referees were present the game was considered a scrimmage, but both teams were happy just to play someone in a different uniform.Fast startThe Lady Bulldogs pulled out to an 8-0 lead with Lexi Williams scoring the rst point of the season with a free throw. Jayla Cowell sunk the rst basket and the Bulldogs were off and running. The Pirates nally scored with less than a minute to play and cut the Bulldog lead to 8-4 at the end of the rst quarter. DeSoto County coach Joe Davis alternated his team, with ve players in the rst half of the quarter and the next group of ve playing the second half. When the game was turned into a scrimmage I decided to do that so everybody could get an equal amount of playing time, Davis said. The Pirates grabbed their only lead in the game late in the half as they pulled ahead 14-11. Cowell made a layup to cut the decit to a point, but missed another in the closing seconds to give the Pirates a 14-13 halftime lead. After a three-minute scoring drought for both teams opening the second half, the Bulldogs regained the lead on a basket by Janine Luther. The Bulldogs outscored the Pirates 11-4 to take a six-point lead into the nal eight minutes of play. Both teams traded baskets as they each added six points in the nal quarter, with the Bulldogs securing a 30-24 victory.Mixed reviews for rookie refsAfter his experience as a referee, Koonce said, This was a one-time deal, Ill stick to coaching. Port Charlotte sophomore Sam Hagerty said, They did a good job and could have called a few more fouls on us, but they wanted to be sure they were fair so we probably got away with a little more than we would have in a regular game. Williams led the scoring with 10 points, and when asked about the ofciating said, When a girl dropped her shoulder and hit me, he (Koonce) called a foul on me, she said. I was like, What was that for? He was bad. Koonce talks to me in the weight room so hes still pretty cool. (Williams also noted she didnt have Koonce as a teacher this year.) When asked about his teams play Davis said, I really liked the effort our girls gave, especially for the rst time playing somebody in a different uniform. We ran our press correctly, but we still have a lot to work on. JV girls down Port CharlotteBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comBulldogs Jayla Cowell and Lexi Williams watch as Port Charlottes Alexis Bondi loses control of the ball. Cowell nished second in scoring for the Bulldogs with six points and scored the rst basket of the season. Williams led the team with 10 points, including the rst point of the season on a free throw. DeSoto County boys basketball coaches Darby Ellis and Richard Koonce talk about their rst half refereeing during the halftime break. They volunteered to referee so the teams had a chance to play when the assigned ocials failed to show for the game. Lexi Williams scores the rst points of the season for the Bulldogs on this free throw. Williams led DeSoto County with 10 points in their 30-24 win over Port Charlotte Nov. 11. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comLocal runners compete in 5KDeSoto County was well represented during the second annual Bocca Lupo Howl at the Moon 5K trail run and costume contest in October. From left, Laurie Higinbotham finished 15th in her age group, Anne Marie Coleman finished sixth and Jaye Sadler was seventh in her age group.The run was held at Dever Park in Englewood and proceeds went to Bit of Hope Ranch and Zoomers scholarship fund. Joseph Chebli, MDwww.venicembs.com941-483-9731 Is Weight Loss Surgery Right for You?Join us at a Free Seminar Wednesday, December 4th 6-8 pm at Beef O Bradys 1703 E Oak Street Arcadia, Florida 50457174 r(h, St UCIONE\CELILt lII T7ti T I=2f'.\CF.LLF:\C I

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The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian PHOTO PROVIDEDArcadian sports director Steve Knapp was covering the rst match of the DeSoto County volleyball district tournament when senior Casey Hall said she liked the color of his shirt. Although he wears a size XXL, Hall said she could use the shirt while shing if she had it. Knapp told her he would give the shirt to her if the team won regionals. He later said hed give it to her if they just reached the regional nals. If the team didnt reach the nals, Hall would have to give Knapp her head band. The team fell one game short of the regional nals, but Hall was given the shirt anyway after their loss to Lely. There is no word if Hall followed through on her end of the bet!The shirt off his back Lady Bulldog weightlifters open season ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comCourtney Bonville holds the bar over her head in a successful lift. Bonville was participating in the Bulldogs Nov. 12 meet at Port Charlotte. DeSoto County senior Jillian Deriso concen trates as she prepares to make her rst lift in the clean-and-jerk portion of the meet.The Lady Bulldogs traveled to Charlotte for their rst meet of the year Nov. 12. DeSoto County High School The boys junior varsity soccer team tied Riverdale 1-1. The boys varsity team beat Riverdale 4-2. The girls JV soccer team lost to Riverdale. The varsity girls soccer team also lost to Riverdale. The JV girls basketball team beat Port Charlotte 30-24, and lost to Palmetto in their second game of the week. The varsity girls basketball team lost to Port Charlotte and Palmetto last week.Upcoming games The varsity girls and boys soccer teams (no JV games) are home tonight in a district game against Booker Girls begin at 5 p.m. and the boys at 7 p.m. The girls basketball team hosts Avon Park Nov. 25, with a 6 p.m. JV start and a 7:30 p.m. varsity game. The boys start their basketball season Nov. 26 when they host First Baptist Academy. The JV game starts at 6 p.m. and the varsity play at 7:30 p.m.By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR F i n d i t F i n d i t Find it i n i n in t h e t h e the C l a s s i f i e d s C l a s s i f i e d s Classifieds W h a t e v e r W h a t e v e r Wh at ever i t i t it i s . i s . is... 50451809 MAKE THE SWITCH TOFREE SMART CHECKING!Open a FREE Smart Checking Account at Suncoast and receive:No monthly fees, minimum balance or direct deposit requirementsFree online banking and bill pay, mobile banking from your smartphone ortablet and text bankingFree access at hundreds of Suncoast ATMs including all Publix PrestoATMs and 28,000 more in our Network`Free box of checks each year**And more!Plus, every time you make a purchase with your free debit card, you earnScoreCard Rewards Bonus Points,*** redeemable for valuablemerchandise and exciting travel, and Suncoast also donates money tolocal public schools -more than $1.5 million to education annually!Suncoast Schools Federal Credit UnionWHERE SMART PEOPLE KEEP THEIR MONEY.Visit Us at:1711 East Oak St., Arcadia, FL 34266SUNCOASTCHECKING.COM 1 800 999 5887Crec qualification required. 'For non-s,ncoast owned ATMs, withdran are free, inquiries will incur a fee. "Slncoast exckslve check style. Onepoint is earned for every $3 spent.VNa pMf011 MN11 tdNN PYMCo W,. 1J.1n j4Nnmu nlNnw;r 555,0116m m Tnw1 55-0000r,ii, rXq ,1tij J o rRN/LPNt`r 95-0000iX00. 555-000INR Mar 'lwLre.lo `j,1~56,00,.cN.nl tPItlyRRjJ ICIPLIfT(IfM1M NIRsal .[MlrrcA i .ian'.W erJ.1 of pH u r. VIII WA + r I M55F.41`:.,N d riGlr r"sEi J ISUNNEWSPAPERS

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 Ferns are often overlooked, but are excellent choices for carefree gardening. Once a fern bed is established, you pretty much dont have to do anything. Many ferns are evergreen in our cli mate. Some ferns have distinct growth periods and are fascinating to watch as the fronds uncurl. Ferns may be used as a groundcover, for borders, edges, backdrops or even as specimens. Florida has more native fern species than any state except Hawaii. Our geographic location with the overlap of temperate and subtropical zones and our rich habitat diversity, plus the impact of storm winds that originate in the tropics gave rise to more than 100 native species. Unfortunately, we may have already lost several species, and nearly 50 percent of native ferns are endangered or threatened. Ferns are among the oldest of plants, having existed on Earth millions of years before the dinosaurs appeared. Ferns reproduce by microscopic spores that are easily transported by wind. A single frond produces many thousands of spores, but only a few nd a suitable place to germinate. Once the spore begins to grow, a tiny immature plantlet called a prothallus with both male and female sex organs develops. The prothallus self-fertilizes and eventually develops into the mature fern that produces spores to begin the cycle anew. Ferns may be aquatic, epiphytic or terrestrial. Most ferns require shade to dappled sunlight, and a fairly moist acidic soil. A few species require high levels of calcium. Fertilizer is not required for ferns, and may even harm them. Insects are seldom a problem. During drought or seasonal dry periods, ferns will appreciate a deep watering. Ferns are difcult to identify because some species are at rst glance very similar. Get a good guide such as The Ferns of Florida by Gil Nelson (DeSoto County Library has it), and learn the botanical terms that are used to describe the identifying features. Want to eliminate raking leaves? Mulch leaves and mound at the base of oaks once the leaves have broken down, rake aside the top layer and plant ferns in the rich humus. Once ferns are established new fallen leaves will naturally be absorbed by the ferns. The most common fern used for landscaping in Florida is Boston fern, (Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis). This fern will turn brown after a hard freeze, but quickly resumes new growth in spring. It is great as a carefree ground cover under oaks or other areas where little else where grow. Fishtail fern (N. biserrata Furcans) has tufted branching tips. Avoid tuberous sword fern (N. cordifolia). It has round water-storing tubers on its roots and can become invasive. Leather fern (Acrostichum danaeifolium) is Floridas largest native fern; fronds may be 7 to 8 feet long. It tolerates more sun than most ferns, and may be used as a specimen plant in large containers. Swamp fern (Blechum serrulatum) is a good choice for damp acid soil locations. Plant it on the north side under roof overhangs. New growth is pinkish in color, and it will grow in sun or shade. Royal fern (Osmunda regalis) and cinnamon fern (O. cinnamomea) both carry their spores on separate specialized fronds that are covered with rusty red hairs. Royal fern can tolerate ooding. It forms a trunk-like base of black stems that elevates the fronds above ood levels. Holly fern (Cyrtomium falcatum) is especially attractive with dark, glossy, holly-like pinnae (individual blade segments) that are roughly oval with a long tapering tip borne on short stalks along the main stem or rachis. It is a slow grower, but clumps reach 2 to 3 feet high and at least that wide. Strap fern, (Polyodium phyllitidis) has wide undivided fronds. It will do well in a moist shady spot or even in a container if you pay attention to watering. It is very similar to birds nest fern (Asplenium serratum). Fern collecting and the study of ferns or pteridology were very popular in the mid 1800s. By 1902 54 species or varieties had been noted in Florida. Citrus County was known for its fern grottoes. These sinkholes or chasms were lush with fern species that thrived in the crevasses of ancient limestone rock. Sadly the grottoes were not protected and have been destroyed. The destruction of Floridas natural lands was documented as early as 1926 in a treatise by J. K. Small, From Eden to Sahara: Floridas Tragedy. Collecting ferns in the wild can open areas to invasive species. Today, native plant nurseries propagate ferns, and there is no reason to collect from the wild. If you cherish wild Florida, buy native plants from nurseries, and show your appreciation for natural lands by supporting public land conservation. Avoid non-native species that may become invasive.Choose ferns for carefree gardeningOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke ksmoke@embarqmail.com PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (CHRISTIAN FISCHER)Royal fern, (Osmunda regalis), and cinnamon fern, ( O. cinnamomea) both carry their spores on separate specialized fronds that are covered with rusty red hairs. PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (RAUL654)Holly fern, (Cyrtomium falcatum), is especially attractive with dark, glossy, holly-like pinnae (individual blade segments) that are roughly oval with a long tapering tip borne on short stalks along the main stem or rachis. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSWaters speaks on owlsJerry Waters, a retired DeSoto County High School science teacher, will speak about Burrowing Owls tonight for the Peace River Audubon Society. The meeting is at the First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd. in Port Charlotte. The public is invited; doors open at 6:30 p.m.; the talk begins at 7 p.m. Waters and his wife, Linda, are both certified Florida Master Naturalists and Florida Master Naturalist instructors. Jerry has been an avid nature photographer for 38 years. For more information, visit www. PeaceRiverAudubon.org. Make plans for Christmas ParadeThe DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce once again is hosting the Christmas Parade and Christmas Card Lane on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. This years theme is Christmas Around the World. Come enjoy the parade; then stroll along Christmas Card Lane at McSwain Park, and visit with Santa at the Chamber offices. The parade is free for members to enter, $25 for non-Chamber members. Christmas Card Lane is $40 for members, $65 for non-members. Forms and more information available from the Chamber at 494-4033, or stop in at 16 S. Volusia Ave., or visit www.desotochamber.com. E v e r y T h u r s d a y o n l y i n 50457259 I n C o n c e r t I n C o n c e r t In Concert N o v e m b e r 2 4 t h @ 6 p m N o v e m b e r 2 4 t h @ 6 p m November 24th @ 6pm F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h A r c a d i a F i r s t B a p t i s t C h u r c h A r c a d i a First Baptist Church Arcadia 1 0 0 6 N B r e v a r d A v e A r c a d i a F L 1 0 0 6 N B r e v a r d A v e A r c a d i a F L 1006 N. Brevard Ave., Arcadia, FL ( A l o v e o f f e r i n g w i l l b e t a k e n ) ( A l o v e o f f e r i n g w i l l b e t a k e n ) (A love offering will be taken) F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n c a l l 8 6 3 4 9 4 3 6 2 2 F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n c a l l 8 6 3 4 9 4 3 6 2 2 For more information call 863-494-3622 no pic yet T h e W i n e T h e W i n e The Wine F a m i l y F a m i l y Family SUNn'`.r!__ 1. C\1St 11%(A I" offaing w

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FinditintheClassifieds PREP COOK, DIETARY AIDE, SERVERS FT / PT ***************************** HARBORCHASEOFFERS COMPETITIVEWAGESANDAN EXCELLENTBENEFITSPACK-AGESUCHASMEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION& 401K ***************** PART-TIMETEAMMEMBERS RECEIVEBENEFITS AT20+ HOURS. ***************** FORCONSIDERATIONPLEASE APPLYINPERSONTO: HARBORCHASE OF VENICE ASSISTEDLIVINGANDSKILLEDNURSING950 PINEBROOKROADVENICE, FL 34285 (941) 484-8801 PH(941) 484-3450 FAXEOE M/F/D/V GENERAL2100 20 workers needed for Jose Valdovinos 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 ? 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 FL9816401 LABOR NEEDED: Arcadia based Agricultural irrigation company is seeking able body candidates to work on installation crews. Must be able to lift 50 pounds and be willing to work out of town. Bilingual and clean driving r ecord is a plus. Apply in person at 1394 NE Wayne St. Arcadia, FL on Monday or W ednesday between 9am and noon. Fax or email resume to 863-494-5831 or ryanc@floridadraintile.com FICTITIOUS NAME3112 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of D&M Woodcrafters located at 1508 NE Bountiful Dr., in the County of DeSoto, in the City of Arcadia, Florida 34266 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Arcadia, Florida, this 13th day of November. /s/ Daniel J. Moe Published 11/21/13 131159 2965227 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name Risk Assessment Services located at 11720 SW Dallas Dr. S, in the County of DeSoto, in the City of Lake Suzy, Florida 34269 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Arcadia, Florida, this 18th day of November. /s/ Kenneth James Darga Published 11/21/13 131159 2967088 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13CP089 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF KAIA PATRICE CROSS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KAIA PATRICE CROSS, deceased, whose date of death was July 3, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for DESOTO County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Room 101 Arcadia, FL 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 A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is November 21, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: Sophia Lopez Attroney for AARON JOSIAH CROSS Florida Bar Number: 036050 5645 Coral Ridge Drive, #254 Coral Springs, FL 33076 T elephone: (954)642-2117 Fax: (954)642-1970 E-Mail: sophia@flplans.com Secondary E-mail: info@flplans.com Personal Representative AARON JOSIAH CROSS 1265 NE Cross Avenue Arcadia, FL 34266 Published 11/21/13 & 11/28/13 365412 2968001 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA M & T BANK Plaintiff Case No. 2013CA000003AXMA Vs. ALFREDO VALDOVINOS; IVAN VALDOVINOS; ET AL Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated October 29, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013CA000003AXMA, of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for De Soto County, Florida. M & T Bank, Plaintiff and ALFREDO VALDOVINOS; IVAN VALDOVINOS; ET AL, are defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at Desoto A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" NI IARBORCHASF.C 22z,:Iw 7--eounlltr' aubI IARBORCHASF.T`f .lcbrating i.tttti.I Lmlom

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 County Courthouse 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266. on this 17th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment entered on September 9, 2013. LOT 12, BLOCK A, DESOTO MOBILE ESTATES, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 37. 1989 RADCO SERIAL # PH-092789 A&B, HUD LABEL # FLA 415481FLA415482.Property Address: 1465 LEISURE A VE NE, ARCADIA, FL 34266 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 1st day of November, 2013. By:/s/B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk 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 DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863) 9934876, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon re ceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Submitted by: Udren Law Offices 2101 West Commercial Blvd., Suite 5000 Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 T elephone: (954) 378-1757 T elefacsimile: (954) 378-1758 Published 11/14/13 & 11/21/13 340189 2964932 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff Case No. 2013CA000013AXMA Vs. CASSIDY MARTINEZ A/K/A CASSIDY M. MARTINEZ, ET AL Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated October 14, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013CA000013AXMA, of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for De Soto County, Florida. Bank of America, N.A., Plaintiff and CASSIDY MARTINEZ A/K/A CASSIDY M. MARTINEZ A/K/A CASSIDY MARIE MARTINEZ; MANUEL MARTINEZ A/K/A MANUEL L. MARTINEZ A/K/A MANUEL L. MARTINEZ, JR. A/K/A MANUEL LOPEZ MARTINEZ, JR.; ET AL, are defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 at 11:00 a.m. on this 12th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment entered August 8, 2013. LOT 30 OF MOCKINGBIRD MANOR, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1982 HILL MOBILE HOME, ID NOS. 02650293AR AND 02650293BR, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE ABOVE DESCRIBED LANDS Property Address: 2870 Southwest Wallis Avenue, Arcadia, FL 34266 A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 30th day of October, 2013. By:/s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk 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 DeSoto County Jury Office, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 115 East Oak Street Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863) 993-4876, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Submitted by: Udren Law Offices 2101 West Commercial Boulevard Suite 5000 FT. Lauderdale, FL 33309 T elephone: (954) 378-1757 T elefacsimile: (954) 378-1758 Published 11/14/13 & 11/21/13 340189 2964772 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 14-2013-CA-000226 DIVISION: 02 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. ERIK J. KONOLD et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 15, 2013 and entered in Case No. 14-2013-CA-000226 of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is the Plaintiff and ERIK J KONOLD; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ERIK J. KONOLD N/K/A JENNIFER L. KONOLD; DISCOVER BANK; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 at 11:00AM, on the 12th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 12, BLOCK D, ROYAL HOWARD SUBDIVISION, ARCADIA, FLORIDA, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, P AGES 65 AND 65A OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA.A/K/A 2 HACKAMORE DRIVE, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on October 23, 2013. Mitzie McGavic Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/N. Daughtry Deputy Clerk See 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: Ms. Ann Olson P. O. Box 48927 Sarasota, FL 34230 Phone: 941-861-4813 Fax: 941-861-7810 Published 11/21/13 & 11/28/13 234766 2967440 T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that TC T AMPA 1, LLC; PNC CUS TC T AMPA 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 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-OFWAY LYING WEST OF LOTS 1 AND T AX DEEDS3132 26 REFERRED TO HEREINABOVE AND 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 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 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: 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 OTHER NOTICES3138 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO.: 2013-CA-667 P ARCEL NO.: 174 STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Petitioner, -vsQUIRINO HERNANDEZ, A MARRIED MAN AND URBANO HERNANDEZ,A MARRIED MAN; BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DESOTO COUNTY; FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION F/K/A FLORIDA COMMUNITY BANK; HERNANDEZBROTHERS, LLC; ELVIRA HERNANDEZ; MARIA DE LOS ANGELES HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN BUSINESS TENANTS; NEWT KEEN, PROPERTY APPRAISER; KATHRYN J. HILL, T AX COLLECTOR. Defendants. NOTICE TO SHOW CAUSE AND NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Unknown Business Tenants 1019 SW Highway 17 Arcadia, FL 34266 Parcel 174 To all said Defendants who are living, and if any or all Defendants are deceased, the unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, OTHER NOTICES3138 grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, if alive, and, if dead, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, legatees, grantees, creditors, lienors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any such deceased defendant or defendants, and all other parties having or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in and to the property described in the Petition, to-wit F.P. NO. 1938982 SECTION 04020-000 P ARCEL 174 FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY That portion of the northeast 1/4 of Section 1, Township 38 South, Range 24 East, Desoto County, Florida. Being described as follows: Commence at the northwest corner of the northeast 1/4 of said Section 1; thence along the north line of said Section 1, South 89 East a distance of 1,684.07 feet to the survey base line of State Road 35(US 17); thence along said survey base line South 11 West a distance of 20.27 feet; thence North 89 West a distance of 33.71 feet to an intersection with the northerly existing right of way line of said State Road 35 (per R/W Map Section 04020-2520) and the south maintained right of way line of Hargrave Street (per FDOT Field Book 009761) for a POINT OF BEGINNING; thence along said northerly existing right of way line South 11 West a distance of 194.51 feet; thence North 77 West a distance 57.00 feet; thence North 11 East a distance of 118.61 feet; thence North 31 West a distance of 28.98 feet; thence North 70 West a distance of 20.10 feet to the beginning of a curve having a radius of 379.25 feet; thence along the arc of said curve to the left a distance of 127.49 feet through a central angle of 19 with a chord bearing North 80 West to the end of said curve; thence North 89 West a distance of 90.16 feet; thence North 00 East a distance of 17.05 feet to said south maintained right of way line of Hargrave Street; thence along said south maintained right of way line the following five (5) courses: 1) South 89 East a distance of 158.44 feet; 2) South 87 East a distance of 100.08 feet; 3) South 78 East a distance of 15.63 feet; 4) South 89 East a distance of 34.68 feet; 5) South 89 East a distance of 12.33 feet to end said courses and to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 17,254 square feet. Y ou are each notified that the Petitioner filed its sworn Petition and its Declaration of Taking in this Court against you as defendants, seeking to condemn by eminent domain proceedings the above described property located in the State of Florida, County of DESOTO. Y ou are further notified that the Petitioner will apply to the Honorable Don T. Hall, one of the Judges of this Court on the 22nd day of January, 2014, at 9:30 A.M., at the Desoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, Florida, for an Order of Taking in this cause. All defendants to this suit may r equest a hearing at the time and place designated and be heard. Any defendant failing to file a r equest for hearing shall waive any right to object to the Order of Taking. AND Each defendant is hereby r equired to serve written defenses, if any, and request a hearing, if desired, to said Petition on: STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL 801 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830 c/o Kenneth L. Hadley, Assistant General Counsel (863)519-2623 on or before the 23rd of December, 2013 and file the originals with the Clerk of this Court on that date, to show cause what right, title, interest, or lien you or any of you have in and to the property described in the Petition and to show cause, if any you have, why the property should not OTHER NOTICES3138 be condemned for the uses and purposes set forth in the Petition. If you fail to answer, a default may be entered against you for the r elief demanded in the Petition. If you fail to request a hearing on the Petition for Order of Taking you shall waive any right to object to said Order of Taking. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of said Court on the 7th day of November,A.D., 2013. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/Marlene Harris Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN A COURT PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE: PLEASE CONTACT DESOTO COUNTY JURY OFFICE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FLORIDA 34266. TELEPHONE: (863) 993-4876. IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, PLEASE CALL 711. Published 11/14/13 & 11/21/13 109283 2964697 ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 12TH Annual3 DAY CHRISTMAS AUCTION6695 Ne Cubitis Ave. Arcadia Nov 29 @ 6pm, Nov 30 @ 2pm, Dec 1 @ 2pm Details: Auctionzip.com #5728 Glen Whaley Auctioneer AU2502 AB1852 13% BP 863-207-5287 C a s h i n w i t h C l a s s FRISAT 8 -4 YARD SALE Guns (ID Req.), Fishin g Rods & Reels, Hand Tools, Auto, Wood Craft, Generator, Engine lift/host, Air Comp. 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The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. The old post ofce maxim applies to plein air artists as well. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Councils Arcadia Plein Air Paint-Out went on despite the gloomy morning. Twenty-ve artists braved a steady drizzle as they scouted locations to paint and set up under the broad overhangs of storefronts and gathered on street corners and in alleyways. Thats plein-air painting, quipped one artist, you deal with the elements. Artists came from as far away as Vienna, Austria, Perrysburg, Ohio, and Miami. There were other hazards too. One watercolorist set up beneath the Peace River Bridge to get out of the rain only to have her work drenched by the spray from a passing airboat. Another artist was startled be an automobile accident just yards from where she set up. The artists had their blank painting surfaces stamped on the reverse. Thats so an artist cant slip in a work theyve already started, said DAHC president Jane Hilton. Artists had until 3 p.m. to complete up to two works each. Carol Mahler and Bebe Bradbury from the DeSoto County Historical Society offered walking tours of the historic district. Out-of-town visitors stopped to watch the artists at work. In the afternoon, paintings were hung in the gallery for show judge Joseph Palmerio from Sarasota. At 5:30 p.m. guests and artists ocked to the gallery. Palmerio explained that when judging plein air art, he looks for all the points common to great art: composition, color balance, quality of line. He also looks at how well the artist captures the moment of the day. Best of show went to Katie Cundiff Dobson for her oil painting Arcadia Alley. Second place went to Sharon Guy for her acrylic rendering titled Hudson, a vintage automobile parked downtown. Third place went to Lisa Jo Mayle for her rendering in soft pastel, My Saturday Afternoon depicting a view of the black wood shingled home at 423 E Oak Street. Peoples choice ballots were tallied with the award going to Maureen Fulginiti for her pastel of the roof gable titled The Black House. Mayle also won the drawing for a door prize of a gift certicate donated by Dick Blick Art Supplies. DAHC will host its 7th Annual Show at Martin Art Gallery beginning Jan. 9. The Art of the River and Rio de la Paz Festival will take place Feb. 7-8 at the DeSoto Campus of South Florida State College. The council is seeking vendors and artists for the festival. Visit www. desotoartscoucil.org for more information.Plein Air Paint-Out fun for artists and visitorsBy KAREN SMOKEDESOTO ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKEA total of 27 artists painted scenes from Arcadia for the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Councils rst Plein Air Paint-out held Saturday. Professional artist Joseph Lamperio from Sarasota judged the entries and said he was impressed with the quality and variety of artwork in the show. PHOTO COURTESY OF JIM STEEDPassersby stop to peek as artists render scenes of Arcadia on canvas and paper during Saturdays Plein Air Paint-out. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKEMickey Chasse, left, and Brian Christensen set up along South Polk Avenue Saturday for the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Councils Plein Air Paint-out. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comPeter Zell from Sanibel Island captures a colorful array of buildings on West Magnolia Street under the stormy sky. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKE PHOTO COURTESY OF JIM STEEDKatie Dobson Cundi of Sarasota captures an Arcadian alleyway on canvas under protection of an umbrella. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Councils rst Plein Air Paint-out drew several talented artists Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY OF JIM STEEDSharon Yarbrough of Port Charlotte captures the Arcadia Opera House on her canvas as she dodges raindrops under the overhang at Oak and Polk. In all, 27 artists picked out scenes in Arcadia to paint on Saturday. PHOTO COURTESY OF JIM STEEDVelda Musgrove of Fort Myers paints Alley Cat Antiques on West Oak Street. Susan Ritter from Venice paints the Arcadia Opera House during the Plein Air Paint-out sponsored by DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com Karen Guy of Sarasota paints a classic car on West Oak Street. She won second place in the rst Arcadia Plein Air Paint-out. The rst sale of the show was an image of St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, painted by Velda Musgrove and purchased by Kathryn Standard. There are still several paintings for sale at the Martin Art Gallery, 207 E. Magnolia Street, something to keep in mind for the coming holidays.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKE MEW-r f I'r .000OFI+ t1 4 awl i=I I # 1.SOLD --vtv

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 People using park cause concernsEditor: To Arcadias merchants and city officials I received an email from a guest who stayed at the Oak Park Inn over a weekend recently. She had come with 14 other ladies for a girls weekend out. She told me: I just wanted to call a few things to your attention regarding last weekend. I do not feel comfortable anymore whatsoever staying at the (Oak Park) Inn with all those homeless people hanging around in such close proximity. I consider this a safety issue. Needless to say I will not be visiting Arcadia Again. Your Inn is so nice and its such a shame that Arcadia continues to deteriorate. The group she came with had visited Arcadia three years in a row. They spend $2,400 at the Inn for the weekend, plus they eat in our local restau rants, shop in our downtown stores, and finish the weekend canoeing on the Peace River, spending hundreds of dollars every time they come to town. I have addressed this issue multiple times with the local police force, as well as sending email to the city council on the subject of the people whop inhabit the Tree of Knowledge Park. This morning when I got to work there were six people in the park at 10 a.m. who are regulars. I heard from someone who lives downtown that when he came to watch the (Veterans Day) parade, one of the people who pushes a shopping cart in the park was asking people for money (panhandling). In addition, one of the regulars had a new dog tied up to one of the benches, another had his basket of stuff, and two cushions were lying next to the trees in the park, put there for sleeping. There is also a basket of personal items in the bushes by our side entrance that our guests have to pass every time they go to and from their car. Something has to be done about this issue! I watch time and again guests go to walk into the park to relax while shopping here only to see who is in the park and turn around and leave. I have had guests afraid to stay the night because of the people in the park; and I have had complaints over the people, the drinking and the loud noise. We have a serious problem in the Tree of Knowledge Park in downtown Arcadia. It is a beautiful park and should be enjoyed by everyone, not just the people who have nothing better to do than to spend each and every day down here.Toni Badovinac Oak Park Inn ArcadiaErwin Street is deplorableEditor: After reading Our Values are Showing in Arcadia, I wonder what kind of a comment someone would make if he could see the condition of so-called Erwin Street in southwest DeSoto County just off Crenshaw Avenue. Deplorable, would probably be his thought. I also invite Judi Jankosky to look at Erwin Street. It is my belief that she would have a solution to make a real street out of it. The management of DeSoto County ought to be ashamed of themselves for allowing this so-called street to be as it is, and forcing the 17 home taxpayers to suffer.Richard Eaton ArcadiaLETTERSFROM PAGE 4 lose his faith if tested to the extreme and God begged to differ with him. So the devil took it all away from him, his family, his belongings, properties, and even covered him with boils. Ive had a boil or two in my lifetime, and am here to say that having them one at a time can seem nearly fatal, let alone having them all over your body! But Job held fast, even when his friends told him to curse God and die. If I had been them, Id have been lying low, thinking the devil was gonna zap me as part of the test too. I know that had to be tough, and I wonder how close he came to actually cracking. Id ask, Did you have a dog, and if so, didnt that about nish you off when the devil got him too? Dog people will understand where Im coming from with that. And then theres always good ol Simon Peter, the sherman who became a disciple and shouldve suffered from athletes tongue because of his foot being in his mouth so much. I want to know what it was like to walk on water, as he did that. Well, at least for a little while, before he took his eyes off Jesus and started sinking. Did it tickle to have waves lapping under his feet? Did he hear that music from Jaws when he started sinking? Oh yeah, never mind. Jaws didnt hit theaters until 1975. Remember the prodigal son? He wanted his share of his dads estate early and left the country to squander it on wine, women and song. After that, he found himself being a servant, eating swill with swine, and eventually came to his senses and went back to ask for forgiveness. Id ask him if, while he was rolling in the dough with his women and buddies, did he consider himself, as the old country saying goes, happy as a pig in slop? And if so, how did it feel to actually join the pigs in the slop? On a related note, you may associate the word prodigal with wandering or wayfaring, as I used to. Then I found out it simply means to be wasteful. Well, all I can say is that I hope this column gets past my editor, and hasnt been a waste of my time to write it, her time to edit it, and your time to read it. Otherwise, I reckon Im the prodigal columnist. GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 stunning when considering the condition of the facility. Now is the time for Sheriff Will Wise to ratchet up the pressure on the commission to force this issue to the foreground. The board is well aware funding this facility will include making the unpopular choice to raise taxes in some form, and its unknown if some commissioners would have the stomachs to go along with a tax hike during a re-election year. But these are the decisions that separate true leaders from vote chasers, and how the jail issue is handled will be a dening moment for the entire board. For the sake of this countys future, lets hope they have the courage to make the right calls.OUR VIEWFROM PAGE 4 Lindsay Turner, executive director of Drug-Free Desoto, said, We currently collaborate on so many ini tiatives working toward the common goal of developing positive, successful and drug-free students. This partner ship just made sense. Drug-Free Youth is an organization of peers who share the commitment to make positive choices and live healthy, drug-free lives. Members validate this commitment through a condential drug screening when they join, and random screening throughout membership. Once an application is validated, members receive a photo membership ID card. This card gains members entrance to member-only events and discounts at participating local businesses and retailers. Links2Success is dedicated to providing the youth in DeSoto County with positive, fun and educational opportunities. Their mission is to provide resources, services, experiences and guidance to at-risk youth to achieve educational success. For more information about Drug Free Desoto, visit www.drugfreedesoto. com or call 863-494-4222 ext.1006. To nd out more about Links2Success programming, visit their website at www.links2success.org. PARTNERSFROM PAGE 11 Retired Army Colonel Tom Damron and Navy Veteran Faye Yarborough spoke to Heather Prevatts second grade class at Memorial Elementary. The two guests spoke about the U.S. ag, its symbolism, and what the ag means to Americas citizens. The talk was lled with history, facts about our ag, and why we celebrate the men and women of the armed services on Nov. 11. Prevatt said, I was amazed at how much the kids learned from it. They took it to heart and are eagerly looking forward to spotting Col. Damron in the parade. Pictured is Prevatts second grade class with Yarborough, back row left, Damron back center, and Prevatt, back row right.Memorial students meet veteransPHOTO PROVIDED Kendall Arlo Morrison, 25, 300 block of Orange Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: not stated. Charles Mayford Pursley, 45, 1500 block of S.E. Brannan Drive, Arcadia. Charges: violation of probation and shoplifting, second oense. Bond: none. Melinda Arlline Wood, 29, Inverness, Fla. Charge: failure to support child or spouse. Purge: $1,700. Sishnarine Dianand, 62, Lake Placid. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Rose Marie Fairweather, 31, 4800 block of S.W. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Richard Leroy Fewox Sr., 37, Fort Myers. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: not stated. Bryan Attwood Graves, 23, 1400 block of N.W. Windy Pine Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $500. Nathaniel Jay Hutchison, 28, 4800 block of N.E. Cubitis Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Released on recognizance. Cheyanne Lee Lavinder, 20, 1400 block of S.E. Carnahan Ave., Arcadia. Charges: destroying, tampering or fabricating evidence and grand theft between $300-$5,000. Bond: $2,000. Joaquin Solis Lopez, 21, 1300 block of S.E. 1st Ave., Arcadia. Charges: aray and resisting an ocer without violence. Bond: $970. Michael Dean Merrell, 47, Oak Haven, Lettuce Lake. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. Edwin Christopher Rackeweg III, 30, 2300 block of Gator Trail, Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. Kimberly Dawn Robertson, 38, 2400 block of Howard Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $935. Edgar Benjamin Sales, 31, 1300 block of 1st Ave., Arcadia. Charge: resisting or obstructing an ocer without violence. Bond: $750. Curtis Tyrone Turner, 51, 700 block of OHara Drive, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Cecil Brian Brown Jr., 22, 100 block of Bridlepath, Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability. Bond: none. Bobby Van Gilbert, 40, East Palatka, Fla. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and habitually driving while license is suspended. Bond: $5,000. Christopher Michael Smith, 52, West Palm Beach, Fla. Charge: driving while license is suspended, second oense. Bond: $500. Cecil Brian Brown, 39, 1200 block of N.W. Pine Wood Ave., Arcadia. Charge: felony battery, second or subsequent offense. Bond: none. Larry James Graham, 56, 300 block of McKinley Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $2,000. Cherye Darlene Whidden, 56, rst block of Michigan Ave., Arcadia. Charges: ve counts of felony theft between $300-$10,000 from a person 65 or older, one count petty theft, third or subsequent arrest, exploitation of an elderly person below $20,000, fraudulent use of credit cards to obtain goods over $300, grand larceny between $10,000-$20,000, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $17,240. The Charlotte County Sheris Oce reported the following arrests: Jerry Lynn Barbee, 39, 1400 block of N.W. Magnolia Terrace, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: $5,000. Mario Alberto Rodroguez-Nino, 29, 1600 block of S.E. Carnahan, Arcadia. Charge: failure to have current vehicle insurance and driving without a valid license. Bond: $1,500. Compiled by Susan E. HomanARRESTSFROM PAGE 8 glopa i I Q

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The Sun / Thursday, November 21, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian Family Fun Fair wraps up Week of the Family ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comCasey Nott, a former Rangerette and now a college student living in Tampa, came back to help out Jackie Tucker as the Rangerettes performed Nov. 2 for the Family Fun Fair, which culminated the Week of the Family. Carol Encke, Cindy Siegel and Tish Keller cochaired the Week of the Family, culminating with the Family Fun Fair held Nov. 2 at McSwain Park. At right: Families enjoy visiting the many displays at the Family Fun Fair held at McSwain Park Nov. 2 as part of the Week of the Family. Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Bowling Green, FL 33834 Sat. 8-12 for only $12.50 a week! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Contact Tami at 494-2434 Tami at 494-2434 for more information for more information Pro Turf Lawn Care Lawn Maintenance, Mulch Installation, Irrigation Repair, Free Estimates Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured Arcadia, FL 34266 (863) 990-7774 LAWN CARE AUTOMOTIVE Performance Automotive Total Car & Light Truck ServiceF R E E F r o n t E n d I n s p e c t i o n FREE Front-End Inspection 505 S. Brevard Ave., Arcadia 863-491-8500 WE OFFER 4-WHEEL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT AND WE WONT STEER YOU WRONG! Complete computer capabilities on all vehicles ADVERTISE HERE! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Tami at 494-2434 for more information STORAGE COMMUNICATIONS PHILS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE Domestic/Foreign Tires Brakes A/C Repair Wheel Alignment Computer/Electrical Diagnostics Cooling Systems Steering & Suspensions 3193 NE Hwy 17 Arcadia 863-993-1141 #1 two years running! GLASS Your Hometown Furniture Store Quality Furniture at Affordable Prices! BEST PRICES ANYWHERE! 126 S. Parker Ave. (1Blk S Moose Club) Thur-Sun 10am-6pm FURNITURE WELDING 863-231-2504 50457282 SHIPPING 707 N. BREVARD AVE. 863-494-4949 Shipping Service FAX SERVICE SHIPPING BOXES PRINTER INK NEXT DAY DELIVERY AVAILABLE CLUTTER ClutterBustersLicensedandInsuredRunningoutofroom?Toomuchstuff? Wehavethesolution!Specializingindisposingofunwantedjunk. ResidentialCommercialShedsBarnsStorageUnits FREEconsultations,appraisals&estimatesCallLewisH.Parkerat(863)990-0273 COMPUTER SERVICES Arcadia, FL 34265 Ph: (863) 491-0497 www.pcsolutionsco.com mike@pcsolutionsco.com Computer Service & Repairs, Sales And Networking P.C. SOLUTIONS Mobile Business Service Microsoft Partner Dell Registered Partner 863-491-0497 APARTMENT Wood Park Pointe I & II NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Come enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful landscaping... 600 West Gibson St., Arcadia 863-494-3230 TDD 711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Residents must be 62+ years, handicapped or disabled. Income limits apply. ere at Your S e r v iceC JailmomAl l HL'lI7 RET/lEl3ffF1o'TARGETED ADVERTISING-,WORKS THU FOR YOUR BUSINESS'DESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC.135 N. Volusia Ave. I Arcadia, Florida 34266All Phases of Glass WorkCOMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAILMOBILE AUTO GLASSWe come to you!(863) 494-2683Ron & Lorrie Collins 24-Hour Emergency 1i;I I I 1. A. WeldingCall for move in specials COMPETITIVE PRICESPlea A1arkct Iwery SaturdayMobile Welding Custom WeldingRepairs Trailers Built24 hour Access 1443 NW Pine Creek Ave.SECURED Hwy 17 North of Arcadia Isaias Avila Arcadia, FL 34266PUBLIC STORAGE 863-993-1355 Owner Operated

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