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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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 Serving DeSoto County since 1887 A RCADIANThursday, November 28, 2013 24 pages / 50 cents A section of the SunINSIDE Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Sports ................14 Garden Gate ..........17 Agriculture ...........18 SPECIAL DELIVERY: All Faiths Food Bank supplies 800 turkeys for those in need ........................... 11 A LEAGUE OF HER OWN: Local resident a surprising part of National Football League history ............... 13 FRIEND OR FOE?: Nine signs your childs friend could be a bully in disguise .............................. 22 Ha ansgiving Something for everyone at Ag Fest 2013 Several large farm equipment models were on display at this years Ag Fest. This model was available for rent or purchase. From left: April Walker, Jay Ryals, Stephanie Rodgers and Jenna Roberts are the youngest members of the DeSoto/Charlotte Farm Bureau. They are also representitives to the Florida Young Ranchers and Farmers Association, where they discuss topics focused on the future of farming and ranchers. Turn to page 12 for more photos.PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com Jimmy Rie of the Gator Boys keeps a respectful distance from the fast-moving jaws of a snapping turtle, which is being held by Cowboy Richard. The group entertained the weekend crowds with their alligator and wildlife shows.The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners discussed more than a dozen increases and changes to its current water and wastewater fee schedules. Utilities Director Eddie Miller proposed the changes to the board, which included a $25 flat-rate late fee; cutting off service for non-pay ment after 30 days; increasing deposits for water and wastewater to $125; an increase of connect and disconnect fees; and changes to the fee schedule for countys fire protection, fire hydrant flow coverage and Fats, Oil and Greases Program. With the countys customer base growing from approximately 100 to more than 700 in the past year, Miller said the changes would put the county more in line with fees associated with the expansion.Late fee, deposit increasesAn issue that sparked a lengthy discussion from commissioners was Millers proposal to increase the current late fee to a flat rate of $25. Miller says customers are currently charged at a rate of $1.38 per roughly $91 owed. Miller also proposed the county eliminate the second notice it now gives to customers, and disconnect service after a 29-day delinquency. We would like this to be more in line with the city, which also has a $25 rate, and eliminate the need for that second notice, he said. I know it sounds kind of harsh, but it would help recoup our costs and save us a lot of time and energy. Commissioner Bob Miller questioned whether the proposed hike was too steep. Now $1.38 is ridiculous, we need an incentive for people to pay their bill, but I dont think a late charge should be a revenue source, he said. The $25 rate seems a little on the high side. Millers comments were challenged by Commissioner Buddy Mansfield, who said the late fee needs to be large enough to entice customers to pay on time. You need to have an amount thats high enough to cause action and give customers an incentive to pay, he said. Commissioner Jim Selph said the focus shouldnt be on whether the fee is a revenue source, but rather that its high enough to truly penalize those who dont pay on time. Some people are always late to pay, and we need to focus on the fact this is supposed to be a penalty for them, he said. If you pay your bill on time and never have to pay the penalty, why would the amount matter to you? Miller also suggested the county raise its deposit amount for new customers from $80 to $125 for both water and sewer, saying the increase again reflected the departments growing County discusses utility hikesBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORCOUNTY | 23 d Vy l .&4k% 1ii AAl ..yasai i' 1'ncsolo-c I IrrI, Cl-lyy' nn nc lceadt sJ nn nay Icy:AR)i E -I tJt tru on II r.iJ 5 (' rJ., man) be fiK _In\lrlnf4L 1 i I`/ I IE ? _7 -05252,151621 6

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 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 The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved an ordinance creating a redevelopment trust fund. The board had already set aside $150,000 annually for the fund when it approved its 2013-14 budget, but the ordinance was necessary to allocate the funds. Any unspent funds roll over to the next scal year budget and would accrue interest. County Coordinator Mandy Hines said the Economic Development Advisory Committee would recommend projects for consideration, but the board would have nal authority. She also noted the ordinance would require a supermajority vote for the funds to be used on anything not related to economic development, or to abolish the trust fund. The board certainly has the author ity to supersede EDACs recommendations and consider other projects if you so choose, she said. Commissioner Jim Selph was quick to inform the board it would be unwise to ignore projects presented for consideration by EDAC. Ive learned from years of dealing with advisory committees is that the quickest way to get rid of one is to ignore their requests, he said. They are dedicating their time and effort to help this community grow, and we should give their proposals serious thought. Commissioner Bob Miller said although he agreed with Selph, he didnt want the board to limit itself to one entity. Were not doing this for EDAC, were doing it for the county, he said. I dont want to limit it just to them. Before moving to approve the ordinance, Commissioner Buddy Manseld said the funds set aside should show residents the board is committed to improving the county. I would hope the public would see were doing the best to improve our county; this trust fund will allow us to really help areas of our county that need it. Commissioner Elton Langford agreed, adding, We put this money aside in some pretty treacherous times, and were excited to see some projects come through here that will improve this county.Reserves to fund full-time positionThe board also unanimously approved a transfer of $13,790 from the countys reserve to fund a fulltime administrative receptionist. The move came after a lengthy discussion led by Miller, who opposed using reserve funds for general budget expenditures. Im not in favor of depleting our reserves, he said. If you have money in the budget, thats ne, but I dont want to see us dipping into our reserves for things like this. If we leave the reserve money alone maybe next year we can decrease the millage rate. The reserves are sacred in my opinion. Selph agreed with Miller but added, Every once in a while you have to make a move like this, and I believe making this position full time is a necessary move for this board. Langford said he was also opposed to using reserves for nancing the position, but said he looked at the situation from a different viewpoint. The $13,790 come out of all our pockets, whether we take it from reserves or the general fund, he said. I dont think this amount of money is going to make or break us. Yes, were adding to the tax burden, but its our job as a board to make decisions on what should be a priority, and this is one of them. This is a small amount of money for what we will get in return. County Administrator Guy Maxcy told the board the savings would likely be made up during the next scal year, adding the recent retirement of former Public Safety Chief Glenn Prescott was one example. With his retirement we saved nearly $12,000 right there, and in negotiating the contract of our new chief, well probably be able to add another $8,000 to $9,000 to that number, he said. Miller said he was more comfortable voting in favor of using the reserve funds knowing it would be made up later. Hearing that has certainly put me more at ease, he said. In other business, Florida Department of Transportation, provided an update on FDOTs ve-year plan for the county. Among the items recently added to the list to be completed between 2015 and 2019 are resurfacing projects on Turner Avenue, Southwest Fletcher Avenue and Southwest Shores Road, among others. Administrative Services Director Linda Nipper said after an adjustment by the countys tax appraisers ofce, the county had gained an extra $458,439 toward its budget, nearly all of which would be placed into reserves. The board also unanimously approved a new contract for Public Safety Chief Larry Taylor, and a bid award contract to PSC Environmental LLC for the countys Household Hazardous Waste Shed Cleanout Program.County approves redevelopment trust fundBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR Pets would be thankful for a new home Gareld is a three-year-old, short-haired orange tabby who behaves much like the cartoon character hes named after. He is a big purring machine, and would be the perfect companion for any home. Patches is a ve-year-old female leopard hound/pit bull mix who is extremely loving and laid back. Red is a two-year-old male mix who would be a great match for anyone looking for a smaller dog. He has an excellent temperament and is very outgoing and loving. Latte is a one-year-old spayed female Tonki nese with gorgeous blue eyes. She is a sweet girl who is very curious and playful. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANMissy is a one-year-old female classic tabby with red coloring. She is very loving and loves attention. Gloria is a six-month-old black and white female. She is good with children and other pets, and is looking for her forever home. Autumn is a six-month-old black lab who is full of love and energy. She would be a great t for an active individual or family. 50457294 EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 4 TH 2013 The DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners and the Environmental Services Department are pleased to announce the return of recycling in the Lake Suzy and Ft. Ogden communities. The new site will be located at: DESOTO COUNTY FIRE RESCUE STATION 2 8789 SW County Road 761 Arcadia, FL 34266 Monday thru Sunday (8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) The original three sites are still open to service our residents. Site 1 DeSoto County Landfill Monday Saturday (7:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.) Site 2 Turner Center Gibson Street Monday Friday (8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) Site 3 McKay Street Driveway next to Animal Services Monday Sunday (Anytime) Materials accepted at these sites are Plastic, Aluminum, Glass and Steel Cans. If you have any questions please contact us at 863-993-4826. I

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The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian PHOTO PROVIDEDPeace River Masonic Lodge #66 F & AM of Arcadia is helping out the Toys for Tots Drive in DeSoto County. Pictured is Marty Dow, left, treasurer of the Masonic Lodge, donating a check for $500 from the lodge to Bob Grinis for the Toys for Tots campaign. All money raised for the local Toys for Tots eort stays in DeSoto County.Masonic Lodge helps Toys for Tots Questions regarding possible adjustments to the countys 2013-14 budget after it had been formally approved by the DeSoto Board of County Commissioners have been claried by county staff as a matter of a simple misunderstanding. County Commissioner Bob Miller informed staff during the Nov. 12 meeting hed noticed discrepancies between a bound and covered version of the budget recently provided to him, and another set of unbound, coffee-stained documents he believed was the nal budget presented to the board. Among the changes Miller noticed was a small increase in each board members yearly salary. County Administrator Guy Maxcy said the matter was a case of mistaken identity and miscommunication. We have been able to verify the unbound copy Commissioner Miller was referring to was actually from the rst public hearing, and was not the nal budget approved by the board in September, he said. Although there was an increase in commissioners salaries, Maxcy said it was a mandate from the state, and neither the staff nor commissioners had any say over its inclusion. He noted the state also chooses to give all county commissioners small increases each year, instead of tacking on one large increase every 10 years when there is a census taken on population growth. I dont know why they choose to take that route, but we have no control over it, he said. County Attorney Donald Conn added the county works diligently to follow Florida statutes. He also noted the countys budget is audited yearly by the state, and there have been no problems to date. This is an independent auditor who comes in yearly, and hasnt found any deciencies , he said. Conn said the pay increase mandate was one of many the staff had to deal with during the budgeting process, and its difcult for staff to relay every individual change to the commissioners. Think about all the mandates, this is just one, if you totaled up all the different revenues, wed be on the phone contacting the commissioners every day, he said. Its handled by putting all of these in the budget document that can only be changed by board action, and that occurred in this case, as well.A goal of better communicationAdministrative Services Director Linda Nipper says although the budget ing process is as transparent between staff and commissioners as possible, there are going to be mistakes made due to the transfer of numbers from one system to another, and its the staffs goal to do a better job of communicating with board members in the future. This is certainly one area we are working to get better at, she said. In retrospect could I have sent out a short email alerting the commissioners to the pay increase? Yes, and we will work hard to ensure better lines of communication in the future. When reached for comment this week, Miller expressed condence the issue had been cleared up to his satisfaction. After talking with some folks, I believe I was referring to the wrong version of the budget during that Nov. 21 meeting, and I am satised that there were no changes made without board approval after the nal budget was passed, he said.County staff clarifies budget questionsBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORLocal DeSoto/Charlotte County Farm Bureau members helped sponsor Farm-City Week 2013, an observance highlighting the relationship between farm producers and urban residents. Activities celebrating the event were held throughout Florida Nov. 22-28. Farmers and ranchers rely on essential partnerships with urban communities to supply, sell and deliver Bureau sponsors Farm-City Weeknished products across the country and around the world. Consumer purchases, in turn, make sustainable farm enterprise possible. Foods, bers and renewable fuels are available to consumers because of the daily relationships among farmers and ranchers, processors, brokers, truckers, shippers, advertisers, wholesalers and retailers. The collective efforts by these members provide a wholesome diet for everyone. In addition, farms and ranches conserve freshwater resources, wildlife habitat and greenspace. DeSoto/Charlottes Farm Bureaus Young Farmer and Rancher members volunteered their time at last weekends Ag Fest with the 4H programs youth activities to recognize the contributions of farm-city relationships to Floridas quality of life. The DeSoto/Charlotte County Farm Bureau is afliated with the Florida Farm Bureau. For more information about the organization, call 863-4943636 or visit www.oridafarmbureau. org. Find great bargains in the C LA SS IFIEDS Every day in th e $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 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. 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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 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 | THE WASHINGTON POST | GRITS & PIECES Sweet nothingFederal policy coddles the U.S. sugar industry through import controls, soft loans and price targets. The result is higher consumer prices and fewer jobs in the U.S. food industry. Still, for many years Big Sugar and its defenders could claim that the program was designed to avoid any direct expenditure of taxpayer funds and that it had, in fact, achieved that goal. Not anymore. The Agriculture Department lost $280 million on the sugar program in scal year 2013, with more losses expected next year. A surge of imports from Mexico has driven down U.S. sugar prices to the point where its protable for processors to take advantage of a U.S. law that lets them forfeit the sugar they posted as collateral for government loans and keep the cash. Stuck with mountains of excess sweetener, the government has two choices: hoard it until prices go up or sell it at a huge loss to the few ethanol makers willing to take it. Even before this latest evidence of the sugar programs irrationality, bipartisan critics in Congress had been trying to add reforms to the next five-year farm bill, which Congress is still debating. They failed. Big Sugar argues that ending U.S. sugar protections would be unilateral disarmament, since Mexico subsidizes its industry, primarily through state ownership of one-fth of the countrys sugar mills. That didnt matter much as long as Mexico had to compete with other sugar exporters for an allotted quota of the U.S. market. But ve years ago a provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) took effect, allowing unlimited imports from Mexico. Now, the sugar lobby says, the United States should adopt a zero-for-zero policy: Well stop ddling with the sugar market when everyone else in the world does the same. It sounds reasonable. Indeed, though the world sugar trade has liberalized in recent years, about a tenth of it is still subject to bilateral agreements and preferential arrangements. Economics 101 says everyone would be better off if these controls were abolished. Alas, Politics 101 says thats not going to happen soon, so demanding zero-for-zero amounts to an excuse for perpetuating policies that benefit U.S. producers at the expense of food processors and consumers. The U.S. sugar industry has known since NAFTAs ratification in 1993 that Mexican imports were coming; it could have used the time preparing to compete instead of lobbying for protection. In any case, the state share of the Mexican sugar industry is much smaller than it was a decade ago; the government is trying to privatize the rest, so this supposedly nefarious Mexican subsidy is likely to be even smaller in the near future. The United States should stand for free trade in sugar and against protectionism. Setting a better example would help. The Washington Post | LETTER TO THE EDITORFacts ignored in recent letterEditor I am writing in reference to a letter to the editor in the Nov. 21 issue of the Arcadian titled, Pay hike a slap in the face. I quote from the letter, Our Commissioners had the unmitigated gall to give themselves a raise. Obviously this sneaky move ... comes across as a proverbial nose thumb to the taxpayers of DeSoto County. While I believe strongly in the freedom of speech, and encourage those concerned to speak out through whatever outlet they choose, I do strongly encourage those comments to be based on facts. The Florida Constitution Section 5, paragraph (c) states, The powers, duties, compensation and method of payment of state and county ofcers shall be xed by law. Therefore, it is impossible for the DeSoto Board of County Commissioners, or any other county elected ofcial, to slap the taxpayers in the face by voting for a pay increase. This was a state-mandated increase. By law we do not have the right, nor do we have the ability to refuse it.Bob Miller DeSoto County CommissionerTaking the time to be thankfulWhats wrong with this world we live in? Why does there seem to be a shortage of good news? How come life is moving so fast we dont have time slow down and enjoy it? I dont have the answers to those questions, but I am certain of one thing. Its Thanksgiving, and high time we stopped focusing on the negative and ask whats right with the world we live in. Whenever I see someone not having a good day or complaining about life, I usually remind them they can be thankful because theres always someplace worse to be, and worse health to be in. I have enough things in my life to be thankful for I could ll this newspaper with and I bet theyre a lot of things that enrich your life as well. Im thankful to live in an area where I know a great many folks and can call them my friends. I love exchanging waves with people I drive by in my town, whether I know them or not. I love stopping to talk with them on the street or in the store. I love the fact I could call on them if need be, for help with most anything, and would receive it. And they could do the same with me. Im grateful for the family I have, the immediate relatives and those scattered here and there, and for the bond and blood we share. Im thankful for the experiences Ive had in my lifetime. Though not all have been wonderful ones, Ive learned from mistakes and oversights, and have become a better, stronger person for it. Im thankful for friendships with those Ive held for many years. I love how I wont see some friends for months or even years, and when our paths cross again, we can pick right back up where we left off without having missed a beat. Im thankful for new friendships, and hope to continue cultivating them. People come and go in our lives, moving here and there, and Im happy Ive been able to maintain most of the friendships Ive made over the years. Im grateful for my upbringing. While it was modest at best, it was in a home where my parents provided the best they could for me and my siblings. We never knew how tight the budget was or the countless sacrices our parents made for us, or how many long nights they laid awake, wonder ing how theyd make ends meet. Im thankful I will be with family for Thanksgiving this week, enjoying some real quality time doing something special I might write about next week. Its always a good thing when we can gather for a special meal and talk and laugh and make more memories to be thankful for as the years pass. We can choose to dwell on the negative around us if we want, or we can realize how fortunate each of us really are. We have each other and we have today, and if we admitted it, were blessed with more than we deserve. So youll get no complaints from me. To my friends, family, acquaintances and all you good folks who take the time to put up with my mental meanderings, thanks for enriching my life. And Happy Thanksgiving! | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com. Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com NEWS ITEM : CITY WMKERS \fGD UP 13YF4ANC, oNro PAY RAISES xctT ADMin1iSTloFZ17.5 1 s3 rS Yx `rouNcIL; CITYEMPLOYEES.JNo $OMES P5ouT ITIr WoRtc our rrrgW14N You CEr A GooDGRIP ON 1 5tf ATio4.. pTiv GJMCAIWANJ

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The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian According to the American Cancer Society, each year, more people will die from lung cancer than of colon cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer combined. In 2013, the expected number of lung cancer diagnoses will be 228,190 and more than half 159,480 patients will lose their battle. Twenty-seven percent of all cancer deaths are from lung cancer; it is by far the leading cause of cancer death among both men and women. What is lung cancer? It is a cancer that starts in the lungs. Cancers that start in other organs, such as breast, kidney or skin, can sometimes spread to the lungs but would not be considered lung cancer. There are two main types of lung cancer: small cell and non-small cell. The small cell is named for the size November is lung cancer awareness monthSUBMITTED BY DESOTO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL KAYALI, M.D.of the cancer cells when seen under a microscope. It is very rare for a non-smoker to develop small cell lung cancer. With non-small cell lung cancer, the cells differ in size, shape, and chemical makeup. Screening and early detection are the future for successful treatment of lung cancer. If someone is considered high risk (a person who smokes and has smoked for a long time), they would benet from a CT scan. Again, early detection is the key here as with all types of cancer. Some of the risk factors for lung cancer are exposure to tobacco smoke, cigar smoke, secondhand smoke, air pollultion, history of lung cancer, certain dietary supplements, radon and asbestos. Not all lung cancer can be prevented but there are some ways to reduce your risk: stop smoking, follow a healthy diet, avoid cancer-causing chemicals, reduce exposure to radon and limit exposure to second-hand smoke. Treatment options can be traditional chemotherapy or if there is a genetic abnormality, some cases will yield a good with response with targeted therapy. For more information, call Dr. Fadi Kayali at 863-993-2966. Fiddle Crabs offer lively historic tunes The Fiddle Crabs from left, Les Caraher, Mary Caraher, Birdi Smock and George Haussertreated the crowd to a lively concert during the Nov. 14 meeting by the Fiddle Crabs from Punta Gorda, who performed traditional tunes dating from the 1800s and early 1900s. They oered explanations and originals of the songs for an entertaining as well as informative concert. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN Cant find it anywhere?Dont give up check the Classifieds! 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 vSEVIGNYASSOCIATESEN G y 'aocze Sevign yEYE CARESUNENEWSPAPERSCh o tc D Som Palewo North Prce venire

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY 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. FRIDAY 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 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Oneg Shabbat will follow. City Takers for Christ will be giving away free meals on the last Friday of every month, starting at 12:30 p.m. until everything has been distributed, at 607 S. Orange Ave. 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 El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY 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. 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 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. 1-3. At 3 p.m. Dec. 1, Minister Wendell Campbell and St. John MB Church Male Choir; at 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Elder Isaac Thomas and St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church of Punta Gorda; and 7 p.m. Dec. 3, Elder Anthony Brown and Macedonia Primitive Baptist CHurch of Lakeland. Monday and Tuesday, Institute Instructor Pastor Nathaniel Rowe. 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. 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 4-H county council, leaders and volunteers meet at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the DeSoto County Turner Center extension office. The AA G.I.R.L.S. business meeting is held the first Monday at 7:15 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. The Arcadia Garden Club meets at noon on the first Monday of each month Oct. through June at its office, 1005 W. Magnolia St. Bring a covered dish to share. 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. TUESDAY Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk 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. weight watchers.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 information, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Suncoast Community Blood Bank is open from noon to 6 p.m. today at 710 N. Brevard Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Arcadia. For more information, call 993-9366 WEDNESDAY 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. DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Mobile Pantry is on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Smith Brown Gym starting at 9 a.m. until the food is gone. The only requirement is to be a DeSoto County resident. Sponsored by the All Faiths Food bank of Sarasota. The AA Serenity Group Business Meeting is held at 7:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Writers Group meets from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Arcadia Village Clubhouse. For more information, call Sarah Hollenhorst at 244-1663. The Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida meets first Wednesday monthly at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 23300 Harper Ave., Port Charlotte. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 941-423-0902. 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. THURSDAY The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Early Bird is at 8 a.m. Dec. 5 at Peddlers Boutique. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Board of directors meets on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., at The Arcadian, 108 S. Polk. Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast is at 8 a.m. the first Thursday monthly. Each months location will be announced. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every first Thursday at 5 p.m. 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. NOTICE The Lettuce Lake Boat Ramp will be closed through May 1, while the new boat ramp is constructed. 2966631 Arcadia Sweet Boutique Your hometown sweet shop for all your Holiday Gifts! Party platters Hostess gifts Corporate gifts Stocking stuffers Office grabs Secret Santa gifts Fresh creamy fudge Decadent truffles Gingerbread cookies Salt water taffy made in Daytona Beach Many gifts under $10! 863-444-1275 1003 E Oak St., Arcadia (inside DeSoto Jewelry) 50457296 \ X11 11AV"BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE DEGREEIN SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENTS outh Florida State College's new Bachelor ofApplied Science Degree in Supervision andManagement (BAS-SM) program provides you with theknowledge and skills you need to become a supervisor or manager in any number of industries. Classes beginevery eight weeks at the SFSC Highlands Campus.For information about SFSC's Bachelor of AppliedScience Degree in Supervision and Management,visit the website www.southfiorida.eduor call the SFSC Advising and Counseling Center at863-784-7131.elbSOUTH Serving DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands CountiesFLORIDAState I e DeSoto Campus:South Florida State College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.South Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award theassociate and baccalaureate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Florida State College./ / / / / / / / / /1 \I11

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The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian 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 J Refugio Tovar earned the Do the Right Thing Award because he is an outstanding helper in all areas of the school. He often will clean an area or assist in the cafeteria during breakfast, lunch, and extended day. He is always polite and respectful with everyone he meets. He helps the paraprofessionals with the students during late bus keeping them organized, in line, and ensuring they all get to the right bus. These actions ensure the safety of all the students and adults at Nocatee Elementary. In addition, J Refugio is a good friend to all his classmates, encouraging them to complete their work assignments. Finally, he is very responsible and mature and always smiling, to quote guidance counselor Jonathan Burnworth. J Refugio is a fth grader at Nocatee Elementary.Doing the right thing Bob and Marie Callahan of Lake Suzy celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 19, 2013 with friends and family including son Robert, daughter-in-law Anne and granddaughters Olivia and Annaliese. They were married in Farmingdale, New York at St Kilians Roman Catholic Church on October 19, 1963. They enjoy golf, traveling and playing with their granddaughters.Happy golden anniversary Happy Thanksgiving to Karen, Joe, Eric and all volunteers from the seniors, including homebound, at the Senior Friendship Center. Evelyn E. WadeHappy ThanksgivingPHOTO PROVIDED PHOTO PROVIDED Alpha Gamma is the local chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Alpha Gammas members represent DeSoto and Hardee counties. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society is a professional honorary society of women educators. The society promotes professional and personal growth of its members and excellence in education. Established in 1929, Delta Kappa Gamma has attained major objectives in improving opportunities for qualied women employed at every level of education as well as in advancing the status of women educators. The Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International donated a basket of school supplies to two new teachers in DeSoto County Schools. Cynthia Halsey, a new Kindergarten teacher at Memorial Elementary School, and Leroy Butler, a new history and economics Alpha Gamma welcomes new membersBy SHEILA KNOCHEALPHA GAMMA PHOTO PROVIDED BY SHEILA KNOCHEFrom left: Cynthia Barrera (DeSoto), Missy Carlton (Hardee), Sandy Cespedes (DeSoto), Mary Idsardi (Hardee), Leslie Lolley (DeSoto), and Kristen Rivas (Hardee). Not pictured: Julie Chidsey (DeSoto). Phyllis Schwartz, the volunteer manager of the CASE (Communi ties Against Senior Exploitation) Program of the DeSoto County Sheris Oce, was guest speaker for the Nov. 12 meeting.MEMBERS | 24 But we still have a long way to go. At Mosaic, our commitment to helping the world grow the food it needs extends far beyond providing American and other farmers with essential crop nutrients. We are dedicated to ghting food insecurity every way we can. To date in 2013, The Mosaic Company and The Mosaic Company Foundation have invested more than $625,000 in local hunger-relief efforts and food banks to help feed the one in six Floridians who struggle with hunger every day. Join us this holiday season as we give thanks and reach out to those in need. Visit the Florida Association of Food Banks at www.HungerFreeFlorida.org to learn how you can help ght hunger. mosaicco.com/oridago hungry. Every day.1 in 6 people in FloridaWe are thankful for every meal weve helped provide this year. 50451920 ,FIrP'ArfrR r ,trMosaic

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 The Arcadia Police Department arrested Cherye Darlene Whidden, 56, on charges that included theft and exploitation of an elderly person. According to the APD arrest report, a man over the age of 65 alerted APD of what he suspected were fraudulent ATM withdrawals from his bank accounts. The suspicious withdrawals totaled more than $3,000 between Aug. 1 and Nov. 1, and the victim believes more than $14,000 was taken from his credit union account. APD obtained videos from one of the ATM machines and a store, and also questioned an employee at the store where Whidden, of the first block of Michigan Avenue, was believed to have purchased more than $450 worth of gift cards on five occasions. When brought in for questioning, the report indicates Whidden first said the man had given her his credit card to use. She produced a written agreement she claimed the victim had signed. Whidden was arrested on Nov. 19 and charged with five counts of felony theft between $300-$10,000 from a person 65 or older, one count of petty theft, third or subsequent ar rest, exploitation of an elderly person for less than $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, possession or use of drug equipment and failure to appear. Bond was set at $29,120. Woman charged with exploiting elderly man WHIDDEN |POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system.The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct a DUI Wolfpack Detail in Desoto County on Friday, November 29, from 7 p.m.-3 a.m. The FHP organizes such details to proactively remove impaired drivers from the roadways and ultimately enhance the safety of the motoring public. Troopers conducting the detail will be mobile while monitoring traffic in an effort to maximize their visibility and effectiveness in removing impaired drivers from the roadways in Desoto County. Driving impaired from alcohol or drugs put everyone on the roadways in danger. Florida law considers a driver with .08 or higher blood alcohol content to be impaired. Drivers under the age of 21 with a BAC of FHP to conduct DUI Wolfpack detailThe DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Matthew Joseph Daniels, 23, 8300 block of S.W. Gulf St., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Jeremy Michael DeFilippo, 31, 11800 block of S.W. Loop Terrace, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Kathryn Louise Lisby, 31, 1500 block of N. Lee Drive, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Carmen Marie Lopez, 31, 2700 block of N.W. Rimes Drive, Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Bond: none. Lisa Louise Lingo, 40, 2900 block of N.W. Pine Creek Ave., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Brandon Michael Windsor, 25, 900 block of N. Mizelle Ave., Arcadia. Charge: DUI alcohol or drugs. Bond: $500. Timothy Backer, 33, 3900 block of N.E. Ashley Terrace, Arcadia. Charge: resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $750. Darius Jama Brady, 26, 300 block of McKinley Ave., Arcadia. Charge: habitually driving while license is suspended. Bond: $2,000. Kellie Ann Holder, 35, no address, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Fernando Lopez, 33, 300 block of Granada Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Darren Maurice Stein, 21, St. Petersburg, Fla. Charges: four counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. Amber Lynette Wadeck, 28, 1500 block of SE Carnahan, Arcadia. Charges: two counts of possession of drug equipment; three counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription; sale of methamphetamine; possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana; two counts of failure to appear. Bond: $8,360. Jesse Martin Fox, 26, 2500 block of NW Eucalyptus Ave., Arcadia. Charges: battery; resisting an officer without violence. Bond: none. Justin Allen Wyatt, 22, Wachula. Charges: housed for other agency. Bond: $2,000. Larry James Graham, 56, 300 block of McKinley Ave., Arcadia. Charges: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $2,000 Alex Just Hurst, 26, 1000 block of Eighth Ave., Arcadia. Charges: probation violation. Bond: $3,225. Bobbie Lynne Farabee, 21, 1000 block of Hargrave St., Arcadia. Charges: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $445. Salomon Avalos Cardenas, 26, 1st Ave., Arcadia. Charges: battery. Bond: none. Manuel Santos De Jesus, 21, 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charges: carrying a concealed weapon; resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $1,750. Kevin Richard Hampton, 24, 3600 block of Moore Ave., Arcadia. Charges: battery. Bond: none. Matthew Akeem Middleton, 23, Punta Gorda. Charges; second-degree petty theft. Bond: $1,000. Kelly Elaine Discola, 31, 1800 block of SE DeSoto Landings, Arcadia. Charges: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $770. Lorenzo Moran Martinez, 28, 1900 block of SE First Ave., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of hit and run. Bond: $10,000. Gabriel Garcia Resendiz, 41, 1600 block of Carnehan Rd., Arcadia. Charges: battery. Bond: $5,000. Cynthia Stephanie Ramos, 20, Forest, North Carolina. Charges: resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $750. Maria Christina Cerda, 34, 1400 block of SE Peach Dr., Arcadia. Charges: battery. Bond: $750. Jeremy Michael DeFilippo, 31, 11000 block of SW Loop Terrance, Arcadia. Charges: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Joseph Yomar Fernandez, 21, Tampa. Charges: battery; armed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling; grand theft of a firearm; possession of a weapon by a convicted felon; assault. Bond: $30,870. Jacob Carl Penoyer, 22, Fort Myers. Charges: probation violation. Bond: none. Gregory Williams, 48, 200 block of W. Bay St., Arcadia. Charges: three counts of withholding child support. Purge: $3,000. Jason Lee Avant, 41, 1500 block of NE Hickory St., Arcadia. Charges: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bond: $10,000. Kevin Richard Hampton, 24, 3600 block of Moore Ave., Arcadia. Charges: battery. Bond: $5,000. Leonard Charles Verrastro, 48, North Port. Charges: probation violation. Bond: none. Katherine Marie Jiles, 43, Sarasota. Charges: probation violation. Bond: none Romero Valentine Lara, 25, 100 block of E. Cypress, Arcadia. Charges: two counts of unarmed burglary; two counts of property damage less than $200. Bond: none. Joshua David Miller, 28, Zephyrhills. Charges: probation viola tion. Bond: none. Angelina Denise Noren, 40, 10000 block of SW County Rd. 761, Arcadia. Charges: two counts of child neglect. Bond: none. Brandon David Noren, 43, 10000 bloack of SW County Rd. 761, Arcadia. Charges: two counts of child neglect. Bond: none. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Kristen Ann Hooks, 21, 7400 block of Oak Creek Road, Arcadia. Charge: violation of condition of pretrial release. Bond: none. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Jeremy Michael DeFilippo, 31, 11000 block of SW Loop Terrace, Arcadia. Charges: probation violation. Bond: none. Compiled by Steve Bauer | ROADWATCHU.S. Highway 17 from south of SW Collins Street in Fort Ogden to County Road 760A south of Nocatee Work is under way to expand US 17 to four lanes. Work includes clearing land for two new travel lanes to the east of the existing US 17 travel lanes, drainage activities and relocating overhead power transmission and distribution lines. No lane closures will be required for this work. Drivers should be alert to work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway throughout the week. Motorists are reminded to observe the posted speed limit and to drive with caution. Project completion is expected at the end of 2015. U.S. 17 from County Road 760A to north of Flanders Street in Nocatee Crews are trimming and removing trees along the roadway to prepare for a contractor installing new power poles and removing existing power poles and lines. Intermittent daytime lane closures may occur while crews are working. Use caution while in the area and expect possible delays. .02 or higher are also in violation of Florida law. The FHP would like to remind everyone that *FHP (*347) dialed from any cell phone contacts FHP should you need to report an aggressive driver or require roadside assistance. 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. SHOPSoto .CvyyC 1^ n pport Keep Your Dollars In DeSoto

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The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESForrest Dale BallardForrest Dale Red Ballard, 89, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at his home. He was born Jan. 24, 1924, in Madison County, Ohio, to Lewis and Mary (nee Ingel) Ballard. Red was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army. He worked as a farmer, a truck driver and co-owner of Ballard Trucking. Red retired from Westreco, a division of Nestle. He moved to St. James City, Fla., in 1976, where he worked for some time on a shrimp boat and then at Quail Run Nursery. Red was a member of Fort Ogden United Methodist Church and the VFW. He loved shing and playing golf, but most of all reading Gods word in his Bible. Red is survived by his loving family, including his wife, Janet Ballard; children, Thomas (Mary Ellen) Ballard, Mary Lee (Joe) Rausch, Jackson (Roberta) Ballard, Patricia (Jim) Spain, Barbara (Bruce) Bowersmith and Karen (William) Moore; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren who loved him dearly; four sisters, Betty Poling, JoAnn Owens, May Parrott and Linda Scottie; and one brother, Jim Ballard. He was preceded in death by his rst wife, Edith Azile Reams Ballard; and son, Dennis Ballard. Visitation and services were celebrated Saturday, Nov. 23, at Coral Ridge Funeral Home, Cape Coral, FL 33991, with the Rev. Lloyd McClelland ofciating. Burial with Military Honors followed at Coral Ridge Cemetery. Please visit www.coralridgefuneralhome.com to leave thoughts and memories for his family. In lieu of owers, donations in his memory may be made to Tidewell Hospice.John Ellsworth Wilcoxen, Jr. John Ellsworth Wilcoxen Jr. (Jack), after a brief hospitalization took to the skies for his nal ight on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 4:11 p.m. at the young age of 75. A man among men, he entered this world February 1, 1938, greeted by mother Dorothy and father John. Jack was happiest when he was in the sky, under the waves,or on the open road on his Harley. He entertained his family with stories of his past, which made his everyday life seem like an adventure. Jack is survived by his wife Kathleen Shogren Bothum Wilcoxen of Palm Beach Gardens, FL., two daughters Deborah D. (James) Sapp of Ft. Worth, TX and Tamara Y. (Bruce) Bickley of Atlanta, GA, and their mother Dorothy May Wilcoxen. Kathleens children Kimberly Mangialetto and Brian (Sandra) Bothun. Grandchildren; Lauren (Nathan) Calzada, Tiffany Sapp, Kara (Samuel) Brooks, Erin Bickley, Danielle Mangialetto, Nicolas Mangialetto, Brooke Bothun, Katie Bothun and Brent Bothun. Great grandchildren Baylea Sapp, Bryar Sapp, Baby Jack Calzada, Benjamin Brooks and Rylee Brooks. Jack is also survived by his Sod Busters family. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, Nov. 30, from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of the gathering at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jubal Cannon. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www. pongerkaysgrady.com Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes are in charge of the arrangements.Debora Eivor BurgandineDebora Eivor Burgandine, 81, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Lappland, Sweden, died Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013. She was born Jan. 2, 1932. Debora moved to the United States in 1956, and became a U.S. citizen in the s. She also lived in Paris, France; and Brussels, Belgium. Debora was an elementary school teacher who taught in many places, including Sweden and the United Nations International School in New York City, N.Y., and nally at West Elementary School in Arcadia. She was her son, Carls, rst-grade teacher. Debora loved children and teaching, and also enjoyed traveling; the arts, in particular, music; and the company of her friends. She was a member of the Church of the Palms. Debora is survived by her son, Carl Knutsson; his father, Thorsten Knutsson; sisters, Maj-Britt, Gerd and Elna; and numerous family members in Sweden and elsewhere. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec., 7, at Church of the Palms i n Sarasota. Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimers Association. 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 flag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. PHOTO PROVIDED BY JANE POWERSAwards were presented to volunteers in the DeSoto Memorial Hospital Auxiliary in November. From left: Diane Trepanier, Dennis Keyes and Judy Coleman hours. Not pictured: Carolyn Gloy,000 hours.Hospital auxiliary honors volunteers 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. Ii/o447

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 Thank you, Lord Although Ive had some tragedies in my life, I prefer to concentrate on the positives, and Thanksgiving Day, usually depicted with a food-laden table, is a day to reflect and be grateful for those pluses we enjoy daily: a comfortable life with limited activity, good health and a large and compassionate family ... can you ask for more? The food abundance on Thanksgiving was typical of my growing-up years, but one special Thanksgiving stands out. It was the year my oldest brother came home safely from the European sector in WWII. Our entire family, my parents and all 12 children, gathered around an extended table to celebrate. The table was crowded with its usual traditional feast of turkey and dressing, with an accompanying platter of ham (Mom always had two meats for a special occasion). And it included all the trimmings, most gleaned from the farms garden and orchard, a special part of the meal, climaxed with the traditional desserts of pumpkin and mince pie and Moms pumpkin cake roll. But before we sampled this feast, Mom, not reaching 5 feet tall, quieted the festive group by announcing, Well begin with a prayer, and all heads bowed. Somehow that set the tone for Thanksgiving Day: the gathering of friends and relatives remembering the past, the heavily-laden board, and a simple and heartfelt prayer of thanks. There have been many Thanksgiving days, with much smaller tables, since that day. This year our Thanksgiving decorations have been provided by a New York daughter, a variety of colorful leaves gleaned from Central Park. Their unusual shapes and colors add an interesting, festive touch. And now, as seniors, our thanks requires skipping some of those past culinary treats, as continued good health is foremost in our wishes for the future. Our lives have changed, but the message remains the same: Thank you, Lord.Thank you, Lord ... From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.com St. Edmunds Episcopal Church held its rst combined Anglo-Latino Conrmation on Nov. 17. The Right Rev. Dabney Smith, Bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Florida, presided, along with the Rev. Dr. James G. Williamson, rector of St. Edmunds, The Rev. Mario Castro, missioner to the Latino Community, and the Rev. Robert Vaughn, Deacon. Following the service, a luncheon was served on the grounds of the church. St. Edmunds Episcopal Church was founded in 1893.St. Edmunds holds first Anglo-Latino confirmationBY GINNY CARTER In my column last month, I offered some suggestions for reducing the chances of becoming a victim or scams or frauds during this holiday season. When I read the column in print, I realized there were additional, equally important suggestions. They follow in no particular order of impor tance. If you are planning to shop online as more people are doing, resist making purchases from individuals or classified sites. The items could be stolen property, have already been used or abused or may not be delivered to you in a timely manner. If there is a problem, there is no recourse for getting it corrected. Especially in the case of electronics and appliances, manufacturers warranties might only be honored for the original purchaser. Its wiser to purchase from known stores online sites. If you plan to give gift cards as presents, again it is unwise to buy them online from individuals, classified ads or auction sites. Its recommended to buy the cards from the business itself or from a retailer who is authorized to sell a variety of cards. Because, like credit cards, gift cards are relatively easy for criminals to duplicate, if you receive gift cards, avoid a possible difficult situation by having the business scan the card before you even begin the use of it for a meal, service or product. By doing so, if the card isnt authentic you will know your purchase will have to be paid for by other means. Also, check the card for an expiration date, any fees that might be required or any other special conditions that might apply. If you choose to use a debit card for payment, when at the register if you have indicated you dont want any cash back, be sure to check the register receipt before leaving the register to be certain no cash back amount has be assessed to your account. Unscrupulous cashiers have been known to pocket the amount they have debited to you. Be aware there are many scam artists who will contact you by a variety of means claiming they are from the U.S. Postal Service, FedEx, UPS and other package delivery services. They will tell you they have a package for you but cannot deliver it unless you provide certain sensitive information such as a credit card number or wired delivery fee. Should you receive such a communication, call the named company or business to have them confirm that they, in fact, are holding a package for you. The financial infor mation or money they are demanding from you is simply a scam; legitimate deliveries are free to the recipient. And finally, once Christmas is over and the gifts have been opened, remember that boxes, especially those that contained electronics or appliances, should be broken down and tied together with the printing facing inward. There are criminals who cruise neighborhoods to see who has received valuable gifts and then plan to relieve them of those gifts for themselves. Communities Against Senior Exploitation is a partnership between the DeSoto County Sheriffs Office and the community to protect the financial resources of all our residents from scams and frauds. For more information, to report suspicious activity or to schedule a C.A.S.E. presentation for your group, call Sheriff Will Wise or Lt. Curt Mays at 863-993-4700. They will be happy to help you.More tips for a fraud-free holiday C.A.S.E. 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The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian Grow in knowledge do not stay in the same place. This was the challenge from Gil MacAdam, Landscape for Wildlife Consultant, to the Arcadia Garden Club on how to create a backyard habitat for butterflies. MacAdam, who recently led a Nature Walk at the Environmental Learning Lab, led the Garden Club through a slide presentation on butterfly habitats and demonstrated shrubs and plants that will bring butterflies to our own backyard. Know your property. Have a plan. For the ideal butterfly spot, find an open and sunny spot away from the wind. Butterflies need a nectar source and a larvae food plant. Bidens, a member of the Aster family, will bring butterflies. Commonly thought of as a weed, Biden species is the third most common reliable source of nectar in Florida and without them, many a butterfly would go to bed roost hungry. Other examples of butterfly-attracting scrubs Garden Club learns about Florida butterfliesBy JAMIE PIPHERARCADIA GARDEN CLUB Gil MacAdam demonstrates buttery-friendly shrubs and plants for the Arcadia Garden Club. PHOTOS PROVIDEDThis spicebush swallowtail buttery is common in DeSoto County. Its larval food includes redbay and camphor tree.BUTTERFLIES | 23 All Faiths Food Bank delivers 800 turkeys to DeSoto ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comJared Deriso lends a hand toting turkeys to peoples cars during the food giveaway Friday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The All Faiths Food Bank brought 800 turkeys to give to people in need in DeSoto. Rose Jackson, left, and Laurice Albritton were among the many volunteers helping to distribute food on Friday. Jim Swinford of the All Faiths Food Bank of Sarasota shows the almost-empty truck that brought 800 turkeys to DeSoto County for distribution Friday and Saturday. Wendy Moss of DeSoto Habitat for Humanity and volunteer Abraham Rivera help people sign in to receive a free turkey and other items for Thanksgiving. On Friday and Saturday, the All Faiths Food Bank of Sarasota brought 800 turkeys to distribute to people in need in DeSoto County. Many volunteers pitched in to help sort and deliver turkeys and other food for those in need in DeSoto County. SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50457186 LiJOB,*-04'PoolhMMimLD.O. ..Og roIOOYE Cypress Strte fr'ra "%0Z zHickory StLewellyn Cassels Dr John MinniARNP

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 Children who are hungry cannot learn. In DeSoto County, many children get nutritious meals at their schools, but when they go home for a weekend, the cupboards are sometimes bare. What is a hungry child to do? For children in the DeSoto County School District, a new backpack program is helping children with nutritious food over the weekend. The program in DeSoto is overseen by the DeSoto Education Foundation. Under Executive Director Martha Jo Markey, the foundation is spearheading the backpack program. Elementary and middle school children in the program can come to pick up a backpack full of healthy food food children like, such as mac and cheese, and easy for them to open and prepare, such as pop-top cans of soup. Many volunteers come to the Family Service Center Annex to assemble the packs of food, which include nonperishable soups, vegetables and fruits, beverages, powdered milk, red beans and rice and more. Food is brought to the site by the All Faiths Food Bank of Sarasota, and packed in bags donated by Walmart. Two sets of backpacks are prepared: when the kids nish with one, they return it and pick up the next one for the following week. A typical backpack includes up to three breakfast items, three servings of fruit and three of vegetables, two protein-containing main dishes, and a few healthy snack items. They also have information about nutrition as well as how to prepare the food. Much of the funding for the program comes from Mosaic, which has food and good nutrition as its major charitable funding focus. Mosaic has donated $10,000 for the Backpack Program. Other sponsors include Walmart (both the local store and the distribution center, for a total of $4,500), Ryals Cattle Co., the Brown Family Trust, and Roy and Judy Kirkpatrick. The DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce Leadership program volunteers to help assemble the packages, as do some school board members, community gures and home-schooled children who are completing required community service projects. In one day last week, they packed 600 backpacks ready for children to take. While the backpack program serves elementary and middle school children, the high school students have their own food pantry where they can choose the foods they need and want for the weekend. Since opening in May, the pantry has served more than 600 children and adults. It is set up in a way that students can discreetly pick up what they need for a weekend without being obvious Volunteers are always welcome, as are cash donations. Monetary donations should be made directly to the DeSoto County Education Foundation, a nonprot organization, to assure 100 percent of the donation goes directly to feeding the children. Contact the foundation at P.O. Box 2000, Arcadia 34265, or call 863-303-1393. You may also visit www.desotoschools. com, click on the Education Foundation link, and then use the link for the donation form.Backpack program assures children need not be hungryBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR Food prepared for children to take home for the weekend includes meals easy for a child to x along with information about good nutrition. The food comes from the All Faiths Food Bank of Sarasota. Walmart donated bags for the volunteers to use in assembling packs of food for young students to take home for the weekend. Martha Jo Markey of the DeSoto Education Foundation said, How can we expect children to learn if they havent eaten?ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN Celebrating agriculture PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com Local musical act Lotela Gold got the Ag Fest attendees in the dancing mood with their mix of classic s and s hits. Farmer of the year Jerod Gross (center), Lisa Gross and Chris Clark display Island Groves newest wines, which are produced from the groves fresh blueberries. Gross is Island Grove Ag Products blueberry farm manager at the companys Down South Blues groves in Arcadia. Children had a blast digging for fossils inside the Mosaic tent during this years Ag Fest. From left: Soa Cendejas,Daniel Cendejas, Giselle Olivares, Salvador Olivares and Daniel Cendejas Jr. take in the sites at this years Ag Fest. Elizabeth Lawton of Arcadia and Madison Reed of Hardee dig for fossils together while visiting Mosaics tent during Ag Fest. Rick Campenel of the U.S. Forest Service demonstartes the many uses of a gyrotra, which is utilized to clean area where brush res are likely to occur. The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian When you think about the greatest franchises in the history of the National Football League, what comes to mind? Theres no question arguments can be made for teams such as the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys or Pittsburgh Steelers. In truth, however, the most successful team ever franchised by the league was the Toledo Troopers, a squad comprised solely of female players. And a local resident, Nancy Erickson, played an important role in their success. I was the teams middle linebacker in 1973. We are the only undefeated, unscored upon team in the history of the NFL, Erickson said. In fact, we have a plaque in the NFL Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, that commemorates the fact we were the winningest team in league history. Never heard of the Troopers? They were the dominant franchise of the now defunct National Womens Football League, amassing an astounding 67-2 recored as they won consecutive championships from 1971-1977. Besides their success on the field, the team is also recognized as one of the pioneers following Title IX, the 1972 federal civil rights act which outlawed sex discrimination in education and sports. Because of its success and prominence during the womens rights movement, Hollywood filmmakers have gained rights to the teams story, which will be the subject of a major motion picture titled, Perfect Season in the fall of 2014.Rookie sensationErickson, who is a former Program Director for the Arcadia Recreation Department and local Special Olympics Coordinator, was named rookie of the year at age 35, the oldest player in league history to receive that honor. I joined the league at 35, but I still received the award and Im very proud of that, she said. Ive been involved in sports, and especially football, all my life and its very special to me to be able to say I was a part of such an amazing group of people, both players and coaches. And football isnt the only sport Erickson was a part of that made national headlines. In her early teens, she was a member of a team in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Many will recognize the name as the subject of another feature film, A League of their Own, which highlighted the leagues struggles to exist as a replacement for professional baseball during World War II. That was something my dad encouraged me to join, and I was a part of that for a year, she said. I wasnt nearly involved in that as I was football, but it was a great experience for as young as I was. Reliving old memoriesAs part of the celebration for the upcoming movie, the Troopers held a reunion in August, and Erickson had the opportunity to attend. The event brought together former players and coaches from all the Troopers teams, and included a display of various memorabilia, game viewings and other social events. It was a fantastic time, seeing some of my old teammates and reliving so many memories, she said. It also was a great chance to learn more about the film, which is going to start shooting soon and will be based in the Toledo area. Erickson says shes excited to see the movie, and hopes it will help illustrate the obstacles women faced during the time period, especially when trying to play what has always been considered a mans game. At one point former Ohio State coach Woody Hayes, thinking he would have to have women on his football team because of Title IX, brought his best running back to one of the Troopers practices to race against their best player to show how dominant male athletes were. She absolutely smoked Hayes running back, Erickson said. The look on both their faces was priceless. Its an example of the barriers we faced trying to play a game everyone told us we couldnt, and look where we are now, in the NFL Hall of Fame. For more information on the Troopers or the movie Perfect Season, visit www.toledotroopers. com or visit their Facebook page.An unlikely trailblazerBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR PHOTO PROVIDEDDuring the Troopers recent reunion, an original helmet and jersey were among the many items of memorabilia on display. PHOTO PROVIDEDThe Troopers championship trophy was on display during the teams reunion. PHOTO PROVIDEDVarious photos and news clippings showcase the Troopers championship seasons. Erickson has a patch given to her when she joined the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. The league and its players are the subject of the movie, A League of their Own. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANNancy Erickson poses with an original Toledo Trooper practice helmet. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. 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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14DAWGS LEAD DISTRICT PAGE 16The varsity boys soccer team rallied from a halftime deficit against Booker to maintain their first place lead in the district. Machale Harville, a senior at DeSoto County High School, missed his teams final two football games this past season. It makes me want to cry really. I miss my football family so much and not to be with them as we finish the season is heartbreaking, Harville said. Harville fell victim to the aging out rule for Florida high school athletes. Anybody who reaches the age of 19 years and nine months is ineligible to participate in high school sports unless they get a waiver showing good cause why they were still in high school at that age. Missing paperwork and failed attempts to get the ofcial documents to the state in time ended Harvilles high school athletic career. Before you think Harville is just some dumb athlete who was held back after he failed school a couple of years and eventually fell victim to this rule, you should hear the whole story. I remember the first time I met Harville. He was at the high school football field standing by the fence and watching practice. I talked to him and he said he wasnt playing football because he was still in middle school, but his grades werent good enough to play anyway. He had that instant likability about him.Middle school strugglesIt was while watching them practice I realized how much I missed play ing and I wanted to be able to play when I got to high school, Harville said. I had a lot of work to do to get my grades up, but I did it. Harville was that kid who didnt care about school and grades when he was in middle school, but he did like sports. Middle school, yeah that was my fault. I got to playing around and said I wasnt going to do any more work. They told me if I didnt do my work they were going to fail me, and they did, Harville said. Middle school was a difcult time for Harville as he was the oldest student in the class and by far the biggest. It put pressure on him to get good grades, but he wasnt prepared for middle school work. He skipped a grade in middle school to catch up with his classmates and that put him further behind in his academic knowledge. It got to a point where he just wanted to give up in school altogether. But Harville isnt a quitter and he pushed on to get the grades needed to become eligible to play high school sports. That would be a nice story if thats where it ended, but there is much more to the Harvilles journey. Back from the brinkHarville built his tenacity and perseverance at a much younger age. He grew up under the care of his grandmother, Ruth Harville, and has lived with her from birth. As a child and living in Mississippi he was diagnosed with ADHD. His doctor increased his medication from two pills a day to ve pills because he wasnt getting the results he expected. I was seven years old and those pills were way too strong for my body and it just shut down. I got something like a stroke and it put me in a coma. I was own to Memphis, where I was in a coma for six months, Harville said. They thought it was over for me, they didnt think Id come out of it. They said it was a miracle I pulled through. I dont remember anything for those six months. When Harville came out of the coma he discovered that he was paralyzed. His entire left side of his body couldnt move. His leg was bent behind him and he was unable to straighten it out. That kept him out of school for two years. It took me two years to learn how to walk again. I didnt have any feeling in my leg. I didnt think about playing or running, I just wanted to be able to walk, he said. My grandma used to put me on her back and carry me everywhere. I told her Grandma, dont carry me everywhere, Im gonna walk someday. She never thought I would but I told her, You watch, someday Im going to walk. She told me I always said I was going to walk some day, but she never believed it. Harville is a well built 6, 225-pound young man. His friends call him Mississippi, and he is very popular with his teammates and the high school staff. He plays with passion and always has his motor running. He also was a valuable member of the high Machale Harville: Paralysis to playmakerBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR DeSoto County senior Machale Harville stands on the sidelines waiting to play while the oense has the ball against East Lee County this past football season. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comMachale Harville stands with his grandmother Ruth Harville before the senior night activities begin. This photo was his prole picture on Facebook. Fellow senior Austin Tompkins walks o the football eld with Machale Harville following Harvilles nal high school game.HARVILLE | 22 50457293 City of Arcadia Clerk Job Description Title: City Clerk: FLSA Status: E Starting Salary: Based upon experience Salary Range: $45,000 $55,000 $21.64 hr $26.44 WORK OBJECTIVE Performs highly responsible administrative work organizing, directing, and coordinating the operations of the City Clerks Office and Personnel Department. Serves as Clerk of the City Council and is responsible for directing the publication, filing and safekeeping of all Council proceedings including preparation of the agenda packet. Reports to the City Manager. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one positio n in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. Serves as Clerk to the City Council by attending all regular, special and workshop meetings; takes minutes and records official actions, disseminates information and directives of the City Council. Notifies public, pres s departments, etc. of Council actions Coordinates the processing of Agreements, Contracts, Leases and legislation following Council meeting. Responsible for Board and Committee appointments, Maintains Board manual and current and past membership lists. Notifies City Council of appointments needed for each meeting. Responds to public board inquiries and coordinates appointments with staff and new members. Receives minutes. Establishes procedures to be followed for agreements, resolutions and ordinances for the agenda process with City Attorney. Assists staff in the implementation of legal documents. Analyzes proposed agenda requests for proper placement on the agenda, supervises the preparation of the agenda documents, reviews legal presentation, and oversees distribution of agendas on a timely basis. Signs all official Ordinances, Resolutions, Agreements, Contracts, Leases and minutes. Certifies documents and provides Notary service as needed for the City. Custody of City Seal and related functions as need Financial Disclosure Coordinator with State of Florida, Council on Ethics, and DeSoto County Supervisor of Elections Office. Maintains official City records and files, preserves vital records keeps an updated City owned property book. Coordinates records retention and destruction schedules with all; departments as City Clerk City Clerk Job Description Custodian of Records in accordance with State Law, Chapter 119. Serves as RMLO (Records Management Liaison Officer) for the City with the State of Florida, Records Division. Advertises public hearing notices and administrative ordinances for City Council meeting and Notice to Bidders/RFPs in accordance with legal requirements. Coordinates procedures for codification of City Ordinances and the distributio n of Code Book with Municipal Code Corporation; maintains Clerk Index System to track Council actions and directs staff in the indexing, filing and maintaining of a variety of official records a nd documents. Coordinates all election activities with DeSoto County Supervisor of Elections and in accordance with all State Statute and Charter Election laws. Interaction with various groups and individuals including Councilors, City Managers, City Attorney, Department Heads, employees, news media, outside governmental and public agencies. POSITION KNOWLEDGE Position requires knowledge of municipal codes, city charter, intergovernmental relations, election laws and procedures, Florida Sunshine Law, the Fair Labor Standards Act, HIPPA laws, FMLA regulations, as well as state regulations for public records management, retention and disposition. SKILLS/ ABILITIES Must demonstrate skills in the use of the English Language, including proper use of words and sentence structure. Must be skilled in the use of personal computers; typewriters, recording, transcribing and dictation equipment, with ability to prepare accurate concise, minutes and to summarize verbatim discussions accurately. ADDITIONAL POSITION FUNCTIONS performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical appropriate assignment to the position. Serves as Board Secretary to the planning and Zoning Board. Historic Preservation Board, Charter Review Advisory Board, Safety Committee and other boards as created by the City Council and directed by the City manager. Assists in maintaining City Cemetery records, administration occupational licenses, payroll preparation and benefits administration, creating job descriptions an d salary ranges, updating and maintaining a policy and procedure manual, administering workers compensation and liability insurance claims and files, tracking employees, and monitoring employee evaluations. 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The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian It was a pretty easy choice for Tishonna Riley to make once she visited the campus of the College of Central Florida. Several colleges were interested in the six-foot-tall star for the DeSoto County High School volleyball team. It was the ease of how well she t in with the Patriots program and players that made it the correct choice for Riley. Brazilian-born Patriots head coach Flavia Sigueira started the program in 2011 and is no stranger to championships. As a player she led her college teams to Final Four appearances in back-to-back seasons. As a coach she has taken her teams to the national tournament and nished sixth and seventh in the last two years. The Patriots have not lost a conference game in their history and nished this past season as a top 10 team Division II team in the country. They have players on their roster from all over the world including Poland, Puerto Rico and Spain. In other words, she knows volleyball talent when she sees it. I saw her play back in April for a club team, and I kept her in the back of my mind. I was very interested in her because of how powerful she was., Sigueira said. I nally found her about a month ago after tracking her down from the club coach. I wanted to see her play with my players and if she would t in with my team. We are a top 10 team in the country and I thought she could play for us. Riley went to Ocala for an ofcial visit. I went to visit them and I just loved the program and they had my degree eld (nursing). I felt great at the practice and hung out with the team and they were an amazing group, Riley said. Sigueira remembered Rileys practice. She had a blast. She stepped up to their level, it is a different level from high school to college. She started out a little shy, you know that is her personality, but the players liked her and had a lot of fun with her. We work hard every day and we do a lot of things together as a team so we are like family. She is going to t in just ne. She had some good hits and I saw some things that we can still work on. I told her that the rst ofcial day for signing is November 1 and I will be at your school if you want me there. She said yeah, and accepted a full scholarship.Fond memoriesRiley says she will miss the players she has met and played with in her high school career the most when she attends college. My best high school memory was when I was a sophomore and we got our rst district win, she said. Laura White, DeSoto County Head Coach said, I think the world of her. She is a competitor and doesnt like to lose. Youve seen her play, when she is up our team is up and that was the key to our team this year. Im really going to miss her. Riley was told by Sigueira she should continue to play basketball for DeSoto County this season and encouraged her to play another sport. Riley has been on the Charlotte Sun All-Area basketball team every year of her high school career. She has also been All-Area in volleyball every year except for her freshman year. Rileys father, Victor Blandin, said, Were glad she made that choice; it is a little closer to home than the other schools that were talking to her. Rileys family and the support system they provide is important is paramount to her. Along with Victor, Rileys mother Taneisha and younger sister Victavia (also a member of the Bulldogs volley ball and basketball teams) have been with Riley every step of the way. In an earlier edition of The Arcadian this fall we told about her family. They went to camps and tournaments every week during the summer to give her the opportunity to learn and play against the best competition around, not only in Florida but as far away as Tennessee. They are a close-knit family that is dedicated to do whatever it takes to give her the opportunity to improve her abilities as an athlete. That includes school work too, and Riley has no problems there as she constantly gets top grades in her classes. The hard work with endless bus rides and weekends out of town has paid off for Riley and her family. She is an excellent role model for young athletes of all sports. Her dedication, perseverance and work ethic has allowed her to reach goals she set several years ago. She has been a valuable member of her school, community and teams. What a pleasure it has been for all of us who have gotten to know her over the years. We know she will succeed at the next level.Riley commits to College of Central FloridaBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR DeSoto County senior Tishonna Riley signs her letter of intent to play volleyball at the College of Central Florida. 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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 DeSoto County High School girls varsity soccer coach Narce Hinojos celebrated her birthday last week. The rst-year coach told her team the only present she wanted was a win over Sarasota Military Academy. She didnt get it as a uke goal led to a 1-0 loss. We were in their end of the eld all night and couldnt score and they got a goal by accident, Hinojos said. Two days later with district rival Booker in town, the Bulldogs rolled to a 6-0 halftime lead. Her players told her the six points were her birthday present since they were unable to deliver for her on her birthday. The nal two points in the mercy rule 8-0 win must have been an early Christmas present. The nal goal was scored just after halftime and came from an improbable source. Casey Hall joined the soccer team after her volleyball season ended. She is in her senior year and has never played organized soccer before this season. Hall wanted to try the sport and as she describes it, Im having so much fun with my team. Im glad coach gave me the chance to play. Hall was the goal keeper in the rst half and with very few shots on goal, She was pretty much bored the rst half. She was about to sit down and watch the game by the goal, Hinojos joked. With Hall in the forward position in the second half and the Bulldogs needing just one more goal to call the game early, there was a penalty kick for DeSoto County. It wasnt a difcult decision for Hinojos as to who would get the chance to end the game. I think everyone deserves a chance to score a goal and it is her (Hall) senior year and in her rst year of playing so I decided to give her the chance to score. The team wanted her to kick it too, she said. Hall described her feelings as she stepped up to kick the potential game winning goal. I was pretty much excited, scared, nervous, it was a big adrenaline rush. Ive never done that before. Oh my gosh I loved it. When it went in I was shocked, Hall said. Hall was mobbed by her teammates and was put up on their shoulders for a few seconds before they tumbled to the ground. They were excited to share in her rst goal of her career. Hall deected any talk about being the hero of the game. My goal didnt mean anything without my teammates getting the rst seven goals, she said. They all played so hard, they are an awesome bunch of teammates, theyre so good. Another spectacular goal came off the foot of Andreina Martinez when she found the back of the net from mid eld! That was an amazing shot, Hinojos said. Angelica Garcia scored a pair of goals to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Lucero Perez, who was a teammate of Halls on the district championship volleyball team, also scored in the rst half for DeSoto County. Other Bulldogs to dust the nets were Maria Segura, Karen Morales and Cindy Alvarez.Lady Bulldogs rout Booker 8-0By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe DeSoto County varsity soccer team blanked the Booker Tornadoes 8-0 at home Nov. 21. Scoring for the Lady Bulldogs were (left) Casey Hall, Andreina Martinez, Angelica Garcia, Maria Segura, Karen Morales, Lucero Perez and Cindy Alvarez. The DeSoto County varsity boys soccer team got a wake up call during halftime in their game against Booker Nov. 21. They were trailing 2-1 and playing uninspired ball. They had just watched the Lady Bulldogs team win in a mercy rule game 8-0 and perhaps were taking the Tornadoes a little too lightly. Coach Tracy Hay told them, Youre embarrassing yourselves. Youre not thinking out there and youre playing lackadaisical. Did you think you were going to win just by showing up and they were going to give you the game? Youre so much better than them, now go out there and show me. If not for Alejandro Chino Vargas penalty kick at the 11:14 mark in the rst half, the Bulldogs would have been shut out at the break. Inspired second halfThe Bulldogs came out in the second half and played much better ball. They were passing better and communicating on the pitch, which they hadnt done in the rst half. Vargas tied the match when he dusted the net at the 24:30 mark in the second half. Carlos Nacho Ramirez gave the Bulldogs their rst lead of the game with only seven minutes left. He added an insurance goal just shortly after to give the Bulldogs a 4-2 win. Hay said, We took them for granted but found a way to win. It wasnt pretty but a win is a win. I hate to rely on penalty kicks to get us there but well take it. We came in a little overcondent and expected to win like we do every year, Vargas said. Ramirez agreed with his teammates assessment. I was disappointed, we were overcondent and look where it put us at Comeback keeps Dawgs atop districtBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR DeSoto County senior Alejandro Chino Vargas scores on a penalty kick for the Bulldogs only goal in the rst half against Booker. The Bulldogs shut out the Tornadoes in the second half to win 4-2. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comAlejandro Chino Vargas and Carlos Nacho Ramirez hold their award for being named the Beef O Brady Athlete of the Week. The seniors scored all four of DeSoto Countys goals in their 4-2 win over Booker. 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The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian Celery and celeriac share the same botanical name Apium graveolens but are two distinct varieties with different growth habits. Their cultural requirements are similar. Celery is the variety dulce, while celeriac is repaceum. The stalks and leaves of celery and the enlarged root crown of celeriac are similar in avor. Celery is a familiar vegetable, celeriac is less well known in this county. Most home gardeners dont bother growing celery or celeriac. Although a bit of a challenge, it is possible to grow both in Florida. Sanford was once the main celery growing area, and celery was cultivated in Sarasota County. Today celery is grown on the muck soils south of Lake Okeechobee, harvested mechanically and chilled in the eld. Homegrown celery has an intense fuller avor than the celery found in produce departments. Celery prefers an average temperature of 60 to 65 degrees. It is not cold hardy and will be damaged by freezing temperatures but often the inner stems will survive and the plant will continue growing. Sudden drops in temperature when the plant is near maturity will cause it to bolt. Celery is a heavy feeder and must have a rich organic soil and constant abundant moisture. Work the soil deeply before planting and add as much organic matter as possible. Celery also requires plenty of potassium and prefers a soil pH of 5.8-6.7. Starting from seed in the garden is difcult. Its best to grow seedlings in a at. Start seeds now as it will take 6 to 8 weeks for plants to reach transplant size. Soak seed in water several hours before planting, and do not cover seed, but press into soil surface. Keep at covered with a transparent cover to help with germination. Celery requires a long growing season, but is tolerant of heat after it is established. Young plants should be planted December through February. Set plants 8 to 12 inches apart. In sandy soils, celery is sometimes planted in a trench to help retain water. Protect during cold spells with hay. Celery will take from 115 to 125 days or more from seed to harvest. Celery contains up to 94 percent water. It is said that it requires more calories to chew celery than it containshence its popularity as a diet food. It is considered an appetite stimulant, and contains ber. The stalks are not highly nutritious, but the leaves contain vitamin A. Years ago celery was always blanched by wrapping the stalk in paper or mounding soil around the planttoday green stalks are known to be more nutritious and are more avorful. There is also a red-stalked variety that is gaining in popularity. Celery adds crunch to salads, and avor to soups and stews, but it is also great prepared as a vegetable. Slice diagonally and braise until just crisp tender. It is also great paired with any of its relatives: carrots, fennel and parsnips. Use anise or parsley to add avor. Celeriac is also known as celery root, knob celery or turnip-rooted celery. The edible part is the bulbous knobby root crown that forms mostly above ground or just below the surface. The dark green celery like leaves do not de velop a long stalk, and are quite bitter. The root has the texture of a potato or turnip with creamy white esh that tastes like a subtle blend of celery and parsley with a sweet nutty taste. Celeriac is good in soups or stews, or may be used raw in salads. Celeriac is half hardy and is not injured by light frosts. Plants may be harvested anytime after the root knob is 2 inches in diameter or larger. It will also keep well in the ground during cool weather, in colder climates it may be mulched and kept outdoors all winter. Celeriac will stay crisp and crunchy in the refrigerator for 6 to 8 weeks. Celeriac may be planted anytime between September and February. Aphids may be a problem in the tops and will stunt root development. Slugs and snails may trouble celeriac because they like the moist environment celeriac requires. Set out saucers lled with beer to trap slugs. When buying celeriac, look for celery roots that feel heavy for their size. Freshly harvested celery root tends to be more tender and easier to peel. If there are any green leaves attached cut them off before storing the root. Remove the hairy brown exterior with a paring knife. As you cut the root, drop the slices in water containing a bit of lemon juice to prevent discoloration. 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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 Weather SummaryEight of Floridas Automated Weather Network (FAWN) locations received one inch or more of rain this past week. Fort Lauderdale(Broward County) received the most with 5.85 inches, four stations received two inches or more, and three stations received one inch or more. The highest temperature was reported in Sebring (Highlands County) at 88.43 degrees. The lowest temperature was 37.21 degrees in Jay (Santa Rosa County).Field CropsCooler temperatures and limited rain prevented crops from drying out Increased rainfall amounts recordedREPORTED FOR THE WEEK ENDING NOV. 24 LIVESTOCK PRICESReported by the Arcadia Stockyard for the week of Nov. 20 Weight Price per cwt. Steers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $250-330 (avg. $283.89) 275-350 $220-245 (avg. $227.32) 350-425 $200-225 (avg. $206.71) 425-500 $177.50-207.50 (avg. $189.91) 500-575 $160-200(avg. $168.21) 575-700 $147.50-165 (avg. $155.18) Steers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $200-265 (avg. $231.37) 275-350 $192.50-225 (avg. $210.65) 350-425 $175-200 (avg. $188.86) 425-500 $150-182.50 (avg. $170.08) 500-575 $145-162.50 (avg. $154.98) 575-700 $115-150 (avg. $134.68) Heifers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $210-290 (avg. $243.22) 275-350 $175-220 (avg. $187) 350-425 $167-185 (avg. $171.24) 425-500 $157.50-177.50 (avg. $161.65) 500-575 $150-167.50 (avg. $154.82) 575-700 $121-157.50 (avg. $140.03) Heifers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $170-220 (avg. $194.39) 275-350 $162.50-180 (avg. $171.16) 350-425 $153-167.50 (avg. $161.80) 425-500 $140-157.50 (avg. $152.42 500-575 $135-152.50 (avg. $146.07) 575-700 $110-132.50 (avg. $119.33) Slaughter Classes Cows: Boners 1100-1900 $80-92 (avg. $83.63) Lean 850-1200 $68-78 (avg. $73.47) Low Dressing: 800-1100 $51-75 (avg. $68.12) Shells: 650-800 $29-54 (avg. $42.20) Bulls: High Dressing: 1300-2000 $91-105 (avg. $95.98) 1000-1299 $20-85 (avg. $70) Low Dressing: under 1100 $55-64 (avg. $60.33) Totals: 2,970; calves 2,527; cows 376; bulls 67 Slaughter cows and bulls were $3 to $5 higher. Feeder steer and heifer calves under 300 lbs. were $10 to $14 higher; feeder steer and heifer calves over 300 lbs. were $4 to $6 higher. The market will be closed the week of Thanksgiving, Nov. 25-29.. this past week. Cotton and soybean harvest was still underway in the northern part of the State. Winter rye was being planted in Suwannee County. Hay was being cut in Orange and Seminole counties. Sugarcane harvesting was underway in Hendry and Glades counties.Fruits & Vegetables Vegetable harvest in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, and Lee counties continued to increase as the Thanksgiving market approached. Cabbage continued to be planted in Putnam County. Avocados were being harvested in Miami-Dade County. Vegetables and fruits marketed included tomatoes, peppers, sweet corn, green beans, herbs, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, and some specialty items.Livestock and PasturesThe cattle condition across the state was good. The pasture condition ranged from poor in north Florida with the remainder of the State in good condition. Pasture condition declined seasonally due to cooler temperatures and dryer weather.CitrusRain was widespread but highly variable this week in the citrus growing region. Belle Glade (Palm Beach County) and Balm (Hillsborough County) recorded no rain. Nineteen stations recorded less than a halfinch of rainfall for the week, ten of those stations received less than a tenth of an inch. St. Lucie West (St. Lucie County) recorded the most precipitation with 2.56 inches and was one of six stations which recorded more than an inch and a half. Temperatures were in the low to mid 80s through most of the citrus growing area. Trees still look good due to rainfall early in the season and irrigation being applied by growers and caretakers. As per the U. S. 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GENERAL2100 21 workers needed for Alejandro Olguin to harvest citrus, 11/15/13 to 6/15/14, workers are paid various piece rates, but will be guaranteed $9.97 per hour, job location is in De Soto County Florida, this job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered, free housing is provided to workers who cannot r easonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day, transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of the 50% of the work contract, tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost, workers interested can apply for this job at the nearest State Work Agency with job order FL9816756 Seize the sales with Classified! GENERAL2100 21 workers needed for Moises Olguin to harvest citrus, 11/15/13 to 6/15/14, workers are paid various piece rates, but will be guaranteed $9.97 per hour, job location is in De Soto County Florida, this job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered, free housing is provided to workers who cannot r easonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day, transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of the 50% of the work contract, tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost, workers interested can apply for this job at the nearest State Work Agency with job order FL9816442 46 workers needed for Benjamin Ramirez to harvest citrus, 11/15/13 to 6/30/14, workers are paid various piece rates, but will be guaranteed $9.97 per hour, job location is in De Soto County Florida, this job opportunity is temporary, 36 hours per week guaranteeing at least 3/4 of the time offered, free housing is provided to workers who cannot r easonably return to their permanent residence at the end of the work day, transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be provided by the employer upon completion of the 50% of the work contract, tools, equipment and supplies will be provided at no cost, workers interested can apply for this job at the nearest State Work Agency with job order FL9816843 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA WELLS FARGO BANK, NA CASE NO.: 14-2013-CA-000507 Plaintiff, vs. MARY VIOLA PADGETT AKA MARY V. P ADGETT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY VIOLA PADGETT AKA MARY V. PADGETT; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; WELLS F ARGO BANK N.A SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO SOUTHTRUST BANK; HAROLD K STUART; BECKY STUART; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (USA); UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): HAROLD K. STUART Last Known Address 1289 SE OHIO AVE ARCADIA, FLORIDA 34266 BECKY T STUART Last Known Address 1289 SE OHIO AVE ARCADIA, FLORIDA 34266 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action NOTICE OFACTION3116 for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 129, BLOCK, UNIT, ELLER & TURNER ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, P AGE 78, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 1289 SE OHIO AVE, ARCADIA, FLORIDA 34266 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the FINANCIAL NEWS & DAILY RECORD, file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the r elief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. To r equest such an accommodation, please contact Court Administration at least three business days prior to the required service by using one of the following methods: Phone (904) 630-2564; Fax (904) 630-1146; TTD/TTY (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service). E-Mail crtintrp@coj.net. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 7th day of November, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC As Clerk of the Court By: N. Daughtrey As Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 T elephone: (954) 644-8704 T elefacsimile: (954) 772-960 Published 11/28/13 & 12/5/13 322095 2971278 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 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 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 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 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2012CA000523 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. GRACIELA CENDEJAS A/K/A GARACIELA CENDEJAS; JORGE L CENDEJAS; UNKNOWN TENANT ; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of November, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA000523, of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and GRACIELA CENDEJAS A/K/A GARACIELA CENDEJAS, JORGE L CENDEJAS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, 11:00 AM on the 17th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ALL OF LOT 14 AND SOUTH 38 FEET OF LOT 12 BLOCK Q MILLS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF ARCADIA ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 8 A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" NLa,,l..NSWSIW"SAMMISOOI"Ooooo L% %%%WOOOOOOOOr ntLoft. .Ci Ist7gItSb

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 22nd day of November, 2013. By: Carri L. Pereyra Bar#17441 Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 T elephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 T oll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com Published 11/28/13 & 12/5/13 107507 2969849 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 NOTICE OF MEETING3126 Highlands County HOME Consortium Notice of Public Hearing on the FY 2012-2013 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report The Highlands County HOME Consortium receives funding for DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME). HUD r equires that the Highlands County Consortium prepare a Consolidated Annual Performance and NOTICE OF MEETING3126 Evaluation Report (CAPER) on the accomplishments of each the programs goals and objectives in the Consortiums 5-year Consolidated Plan for Housing. Notice is hereby given that the Highlands County Consortium will conduct a public hearing on the Consortiums activities undertaken during the FY 12/13. Citizen comments form this hearing will be reported in the CAPER. The hearing will be held as shown below: Administration Building 201 East Oak Street, Suite 103 Arcadia, FL 34266 December 19, 2013 10:00 am All residents are encouraged to attend. For additional information and for persons requiring special accommodations please contact the Highlands County Housing Office at 863-402-6648, 7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring FL 33875. A Copy of the CAPER may be viewed at the above listed SHIP offices in each county, and at www.hcbcc.net. Published 11/28/13 253467 2971523 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: 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 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU!FIND A JOB! BUY A HOME! BUY A CAR! 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A Whole Marketplace of shopping is right at your fingertips! The Twentieth Century Literary Club met Nov. 19 at the charming Spanish style 1920s cottage home of Marcia Brown. Ladies were greeted as they arrived by co-hostess Sue Ellen Smith. A delicious supper of chicken salad, pasta salad, pumpkin candies, assorted cheesecakes and raspberry-lime punch was served and enjoyed by all. President Connie Bateman welcomed all in attendance and expressed appreci ation to the hostesses for their hospitality. The reading of the October minutes and correspondence followed the roll call. Thanksgiving From The Heart was the very appropriately titled evenings program presented by Linda Williams and Frances Pooser. Although many of us have heard of the Florida Baptist Childrens Home, we actually know little about it. Linda shared that it opened in Arcadia in 1903, operated here for forty-ve years and was then moved to Lakeland from which it expanded into other areas of Florida. The Childrens Home in Arcadia consisted of eight buildings on the corner of Gibson Street and Arcadia Avenue which included a print shop, a dairy, a laundry and a canning plant on a tract of eighty acres. Ample space was used for training in farming and gardening. Training in numerous skills was provided to children to prepare them for the job market as adults. The original building which could house 100 children is no longer standing as it was destroyed by an arson re in 1997. Frequent reunions are held in Arcadia and Lakeland of adults who were raised at the Florida Baptist Childrens Home. Although most of those children became productive adults and citizens, two very special, men were chosen by Frances Pooser for her program. In school year 1940-1941, Frances was teaching fth grade at Memorial and was blessed to teach Henry George Eagan, a resident of the Childrens Home. Henry Georges mother died in 1936 leaving eight children in the care of an alcoholic father. Seven of those children, including one year old John Eagan, were entrusted to the Home. Frances saw much promise in Henry George in that fth grade class and she proved to be correct. As an adult he worked at Honeywell, at Philco and then at USF for thirty-two years in the College of Engineering where he had charge of the Microelectric Laboratory. He was recognized for his skill and expertise in the eld. At the time of his death three years ago following a fall, he left his wife of 56 years who mourns him still. Frances treasures the times she had the opportunity to visit with Henry George and his brother John when they would return to Arcadia for reunions of the Childrens Home. His brother John was raised in the Childrens Home from the age of one, served in the U.S. Army after high school and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in journalism on the G.I. Bill. His outstanding career includes work for the Associated Press as a reporter, editor and executive in San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles and Chicago. He now runs a computer school in California and is currently compiling memoirs of his exciting life for publication. As Chicago Editor and Assistant Bureau Chief he happened upon mention of a procedure to save people from choking and assigned a reporter to research the procedure developed by Henry Heimlich. After the article was written, it was shared with the news desks in New York and Washington and with all newspapers, radio and TV outlets. As police ofcers and remen received training, lives were saved. An aide who had read the news story describing the Heimlich procedure actually saved the life of Ronald Reagan as he was choking not long before his campaign for the Presidency. And John Eagan was even able to save the life of his oldest granddaughter using that same procedure. When Frances asked John why he became a journalist, he replied, I believe God has always directed my life and the choices I have made. John Eagan was also the rst reporter to interview Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren after his appointment by President Lyndon Johnson to serve as chairman of the commission to investigate President Kennedys assassination. After that interview, Eagan was a frequent guest in the Warren home. In conclusion, Frances shared that to her Henry George Eagan and John Eagan exemplify Thanksgiving From The Heart. They used their God-given talents, skills and opportunities to live productive lives that made a difference to others. She expressed her appreciation to Mrs. Henry George Eagan and John Eagan for sharing life stories with her. And appreciation was given to Frances and Linda for such a meaningful program. The Club Christmas Party will be Dec. 12 at Mary Margarets Tea and Biscuit at 5:30 p.m. Dinner will feature fried chicken. Members need to RSVP by Dec. 10. Guests are welcome. Wonderful gift bags of Scarecrow Eyessalty and sweet candied pretzels made by Laura Amendola, daughter of Marcia Brown, were presented as favors as ladies departed. Ladies present were Lynn Ellen Shelfer, Terri Womack, Connie Bateman, Frances Pooser, Linda Williams, Sue Ellen Smith, Amy Sorrells, Lois Heine, Linda Waldron, Stephanie McAnly, Marcia Brown, Ruth Dunn, Lavenia Carter, Nora Cail, Phyllis NeSmith and Irene Pooser.Club learns history of Florida Baptist Childrens Home PROVIDED BY IRENE POOSER | HIRING EVENT TO ADD 200 JOBSJob seekers who are interested in working in the hospitality industry have a new opportunity in southwest Polk County. Streamsong Resort, set to open in January 2014, is planning to ll more than 200 positionsranging from director of operations to spa attendantbefore the end of the year. A hiring event will take place on December 2nd and 3rd from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day at Streamsong Resort, which is located ve miles west of Fort Meade. Interested job seekers should visit www.PolkWorks.org for more information on available positions as well as instructions on completing the online application before arriving to the event. Streamsong Resort is a world-class destination that attracts business and leisure travelers from around the world. We are eagerly seeking 200 new employees to join our team to continue our reputation for providing one of the highest service levels in the industry stated Human Resources Director Jo Kenzel of Streamsong Resort. All attendees will have the opportunity to be interviewed on site as time and positions are available, and conditional offers will be made to qualied candidates. Job seekers are asked to follow the professional dress guidelines found on the Polk Works website or at a OneStop Career Center, and are strongly encouraged to complete the online application prior to arrival. Information on the event and other free services for job seekers may be found on www. PolkWorks.org or by contacting a Polk Works representative at 863-508-1100. ITT THECLASSIFIEDY(It' (AN....../Find a Pet./Find a Car./Find a Job./Find Garage Sales./Find A New Employee./Sell Your Home./Sell Your UnwantedMerchandise./Advertise YourBusiness or ServiceClassified -it's the reliablesource for theright resultsF-I

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 school weightlifting team. Hes a coachable, nice, very well liked kid with a lot of athletic ability. Hes talented. Hes a tall, lean kid and should be able to play on ( in college), said DeSoto County Head football coach Matt Egloff. Grandma Harville didnt watch her grandson play football in his high school career. She was too nervous and scared for me, he said. When Id make a tackle and everybody would pile on me to help, she said her heart got to racing and she worried about me getting hurt. She only saw a couple of games and didnt want to watch me get hurt. With everything hes overcome, Harvilles not done yet. My biggest dream now is I really want to go to college, he said. Even if I dont play football I want to go to college. Im getting grades up to where they should be. Georgia Military wants me and Appalachian State has talked to me, Charleston Southern has also talked to me. I might want to major in music production or maybe be a lawyer. Twelve years ago Harville was a scared and paralyzed seven-year-old boy. Now he is nishing his high school career and dreams of going to college and perhaps continue to play football. Considering the obstacles hes already overcome, the sky is the limit for this talented young man.HARVILLEFROM PAGE 14 halftime, he said. With an 8-0 win over Sarasota Military Academy two days earlier, the Bulldogs stand all alone on top of District 2A-11. In the whitewashing of SMA, Vargas and Ramirez each scored three goals in that game. Together they scored 10 of the Bulldogs goals in the week. Hay said, Theyre both seniors along with a few other pretty good players, I dont even want to think about them being gone right now. Both Vargas and Ramirez agreed they are both playing well right now and the ve goals for each of them in a week is the best theyd ever done in their high school careers.Injury concernsHay was missing two of her players from the starting lineup. Jairo Tamayo, who was the squads leading scorer last season, twisted his left knee and is expected to be out a week or two. Rosario Zavala suffered a more serious shoulder injury and will be out more than a month. Zavala, who went through the entire football season with out any injuries, injured his shoulder in practice. He came to practice the next day and told Hay that his doctor said it was OK to play. Hay said, I saw through that story right away. Once it was sure that Zavala wasnt going to be able to trick Hay into letting him play, he pulled a sling out of his pocket and put his right arm in it. The Bulldogs have a challenge in front of them as they go on the road for the next three district games. They will go to Cardinal Mooney right after the Thanksgiving break Dec. 3. They will be on the road two days later as they again battle Sarasota Military Academy. Just ve days later they will be at Booker to complete the road portion of their district schedule.COMEBACKFROM PAGE 16 The Bulldogs Carlos Nacho Ramirez shows some pretty fancy dribbling in the 4-2 district win over Booker. Ramirez scored the go-ahead goal and added an insurance goal late in the game.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com Friendship is a dynamic relationship that means different things to different people. Elements to some friendship change as often as the tides while others remain as steady as a rock. Into this dynamic sea of emotions, our children dive in with no experience. As the adults, we have the difcult task of trying to guide our children through the shoals and reefs of friendship. Most of the time, we are hampered by the fact that we are not present when conicts and disagreements arise. Like a forensic analyst, we must try to piece together what happened. Often, we have very few facts to go on, especially with very young children. As a result, we begin to observe more closely. We make inquiries. We notice the trends. Many times we come to realize our child is being bullied by the friends that are supposed to look out for them. When you try to point this out, sometimes your child is unable to see or comprehend it, especially with the manipulation of feelings. The cycle of manipulation I have observed most often is when a child bullies another and then makes up for it in some way. This can be a particularly confusing situation for your child because of the competing emotions created by being bullied and then having it made up to them through something special, like a gift. Both can bring up strong feelings. These strong feelings crate conicts in deciding how to respond. The confusion often causes your child to do nothing. When you try to point out how awful he or she felt after the last incident, your child may even defend the friend by noting the last nice thing that was done in consolation. How do you help a child see when a friend is not really a friend? Here is a great way to open a discussion to help him or her to understand through these questions. Read and work through the section below. It is part of the overall anti-bullying curriculum found on iSTOPbullies.com. Sometimes, a friend may start bullying us, or we come to nd out that he or she was never a real friend. How can you determine if a friend is really a bully who is using your relationship to make you an easy target? A good way to start is to consider these questions. 1. Does he or she start or pass along rumors/lies about you? 2. Does he or she look out for you? Will he/she stick up for you? 3. Does your friend make jokes at your expense? 4. If your friend is doing something you dont like, does he stop when you ask him to? 5. Does your friend treat you nicely when alone but then is mean to you around other people? 6. Do you get pushed to do things that you would not do normally? Were these things good or bad for you? 7. Are you excluded when his or her other friends show up? Worse, do they gang up on you? 8. Does your friend continuously hurt you with words or by physically harming you? 9. Does your friend have to apologize a lot or make up to you for what has happened? How many of these questions did you answer yes to? How many yeses are needed before you decide your friend is a bully in disguise? Dont ignore the yeses. They are telling you the truth. Mark Fusco is the head instructor of Fusco Full Circle Jiu-jitsu and Karate and the anti-bullying website istopbullies.com. His bullying expertise is sought on local and national levels.Friend or bully in disguise nine questions to ask Fusco Full Circle Academy Mark Fusco Jackie Tucker, left, and Mary Lyne, both past leaders of the Arcadia Elks Lodge 1524, hold the National Elks Volunteer Service Award.Volunteers awarded PHOTO PROVIDED BY JACKIE TUCKERRonald Kocher, left, Commander of the VFW, was presented a certicate for the 75th anni versary of the VFW Peace River Post 2428. With him is Danny Anderson, at the DeSoto Couty Veterans Council meeting.VFW Post celebrates 75th yearPHOTO PROVIDED BY JACKIE TUCKER Going fishing? Be informed. Read W aterLine ev ery Thursda y. I

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The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian and plants include azaleas, golden dewdrop, scarlet milkweed, firebush, pentas, lantana, candlebush, pinkball, flamingo plant, pawpaw plant, wild coffee, marlberry, Jamaican caper, porterweed shrub, and Turks cap. How to identify butterflies? Focus on its spots. Pick out a wing design. The Palenedes swallowtail, black swallowtail, spicebush swallowtail, and the zebra longwing butterfly are commonly seen in this area. The zebra longwing was designated the official state butterfly in 1996 and is found throughout Florida, including DeSoto County. If you plant native, butterfly-friendly plants in your yard, you will be visited quickly by butterflies. For the December meeting, Warden Tim Sheffield and Officer Tommy Sauls from Avon Park Correctional Institution will speak about their Therapy through Plants program. The club welcomed new members Teri Santucci, Linda Waters, Carmen Miranda, Brett Dillon, and Jamie Pipher. Guests were Leo Santucci, Carol Breckenridge, Bob and Suzanne Wilk, and Kathy McAdam. Sherry Miraldi led the devotion and prayer. Members were reminded to bring Campbell soup labels to the meetings. Labels will be used to buy equipment for the Wekiva summer camp. The Garden Clubs of Florida sent a petition to the governor to clean Silver River and Rainbow Springs due to algae and trash. On Sept. 9, Governor Rick Scott announced the funding for this project. Other related events and activities included notice of the Lake Placids Garden Club Home and Garden Tour on Dec. 16. Barbara Ames attended the district meeting in Lakeland. Members were encouraged to learn more about the Coral Restoration Foundation in Key Largo, Florida, the only organization devoted solely to the restoration of coral reefs. Mark your calendar for the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. State Flower Show in St. Pete April 14-16 at the Bayfront Hilton. Next meeting will be at noon on Dec. 2. This will be the annual Christmas party. A volunteer gift exchange ($10 limit) and music will be on the agenda. Members are asked to bring a petunia for the flower beds for the winter. Visitors may come as our guests.BUTTERFLIESFROM PAGE 11 customer base. Commissioner Miller questioned whether there should be a different deposit amount for commer cial businesses, and suggested staff come back with more information on the subject. Miller also said his staff would calculate the actual costs of sending out second notices and disconnecting the utilities, and would report back to the board whether the $25 fee comes close to covering the departments costs.Additional increasesMiller told the board the department would also like to increase reconnect and disconnect fees to $50 during working hours, and $90 during non-working hours. The current rate is $30 and $60. Miller also suggested changing the initial connection to the countys utilities from a flat rate of $1,000, to $1,034.25 for short-side service and $1,774.50 for long-side service. He noted phone calls he had received from residents interested in connecting to the countys system but unable to pay the initial costs in a lump sum. Wed like the board to consider either offering monthly billing to the customer, or perhaps a tax assessment on the property, he said. He added he would like to add wastewater connection fees to the countys fee schedule. Other increases include a $30 fee for leak detection and meter re-reads, from the current rate of $10 each. Miller also proposed the addition of a fire hydrant flow test program with a charge of $100 per hydrant, establishing a fee schedule for repair and replacement of backflow prevention devices and a graduated fee and re-check schedule for violation of the FOG ordinance. For commercial properties, he asked for the boards guidance on the countys $10 monthly fire protection fee, which he said doesnt come close to recouping costs when a business such as the Walmart distribution plant can discharge 250,000 gallons in one test of its sprinkler and other fire protection systems. After some discussion, the board suggested assessing a flat rate per 1,000 gallons of water used.Staffing additionsMiller said because of the expected growth of county customers from the current 701 to nearly 1,500 in 2014, the department would need to add three new positions to help ease the workload of current staff. Miller mentioned several areas of operations where there were no suitable backups in place in case an employee where to get sick or have to take leave. We pray that nothing happens to our Instrumentation and Controls Technician, because there are no employees who would be able to adequately man that position on even a short-term basis, Miller said. Miller requested the board consider the additions of an inspector, additional treatment plant operator and a utilities electrician technician. He said the three positions had already been budgeted, and he would like to make the hires as soon as possible. Selph said with the rapid growth of the departments customers, it should be treated like a business and positions should be added as needed. When you include the potential growth of customers in 2014, right now our numbers are up and this makes sense to me, he said. After the workshop, Miller said hed like to receive formal approval from the board by December, but noted it was unlikely because of the work needed to change the ordinances. Our county attorney will have to rewrite all of them, and that will take some time, so I would guess wed be formally presenting this to the board in January, he said.COUNTYFROM PAGE 1 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. Let them deliver this great offer to you. Call right away! 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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, November 28, 2013 teacher at DeSoto County High School, both received a basket of school supplies provided by Delta Kappa Gamma members. In addition, two new teachers from Hardee County, Blake Farrer and Tracey Napier, also received baskets. The Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma initiated seven new members from DeSoto and Hardee counties on Nov. 12 at The Church of the Nazarene in Arcadia. The guest speaker for the November meeting was Phyllis Schwartz, who is the manager of the Sheriffs CASE (Communities Against Senior Exploitation) program. She talked about identify theft and how to prevent it. Alpha Gamma awarded two $500 Grant-In-Aid scholarships to women currently working on degrees in education: Taylor Hezlitt from DeSoto and Andrea Dunlap from Hardee. The next meeting is at 10 a.m. Jan. 18.MEMBERSFROM PAGE 7 Chamber noon meeting held at collegeOn hand for the Chambers November Network at Noon are, from left: Paul Bennett Seusy, Dr. Louis Kirschner, Tim Backer, Christina Britton, SFSC Dean Donald L. Applequist, Jane Hancock and SFSC President Thomas C. Leitzel. The meeting highlighted the colleges role in education in DeSoto County.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com 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. 71lllheWe"re at Your e r v iceC Jt.=I j imommi.oF 1 oAUTHORIZED RETAILERQQZ7 11-.. TARGETED I i THAT DESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC.135 N. Volusia Ave. I Arcadia, Florida 34266All Phases of Glass WorkCOMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAILMOBILE AUTO GLASS 4 1 7kWe come to you!(863) 494-2683Ron & Lorrie Collins 24-Hour Emergencyin 1zI I I L A. WeldingCall for move in specials COMPETITIVE PRICESFlea Market Every SaturdayI_ 6'. Mobile Welding Custom WeldingRepairs Trailers Built24 tiour Access 1443 NW Pine Creek Ave.SECURED H% 4,y North of Arcadia Isaias Avila Arcadia, FL 34266PUBLIC STORAGE 8E3-993-1355 Owner Operated