The Arcadian

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The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
DeSoto sun herald
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, December 12, 2013 24 pages / 50 centsCHRISTMAS CAROLINGStudents of Memorial Elementary and DCHS sing to the School BoardPAGE 11 A section of the SunINSIDE Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........18 FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Presbyterian Church offers annual musical gift to the community ............. 2 GIVING SEASON: Marty Dow gives back to the community in many ways ................................ 5 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS: Several sweet pets hope to find good homes for the holidays ................ 16 President Penny Kurtz, Executive Director Ashley Coone and the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce directors thank the community for their support of this years Christmas Card Lane and the Christmas Parade held Dec. 7. The cards and oats were truly a sight to see with the Christmas Around the World theme. There were more than 50 entries in the parade, and 29 Christmas cards. Thank you to all those who entered, showed their Christmas spirit and started DeSoto Countys holiday season off so well. Congratulations to the following businesses, churches and organizations for their winning entries, which will be announced at the Noontime Networking at DeSoto Jewelry, Dec. 18. Raves for this years Christmas paradeBy ASHLEY COONEDESOTO CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE The Summer Days Spa oat sparkled with beautiful lights in Arcadias Christmas parade on Saturday.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com PARADE | 12The DeSoto County Veterans Honor Guard led a ceremony Saturday to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack of Pearl Harbor, propelling the United States into World War II. The Japanese Navy launched an attack on the U.S. naval base located at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941, beginning at 7:48 a.m. President Franklin D. Roosevelt called it a date which will live in infamy, as the United States embarked immediately into war against Japan. The surprise attack left 2.386 dead and another 1,139 wounded. The annual commemoration of that day took place Saturday as veterans and residents gathered at the old Peace River Bridge that runs between Veterans Memorial Park and Morgan Park. The ceremony included the tradition of tossing a wreath of flowers into the river to mark the casualties from that day.Veterans commemorate Pearl HarborSTAFF REPORT ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comMembers of the DeSoto Veterans Council prepare to drop a wreath of owers into the Peace River to remember all who lost their lives in that day that will live in infamy. Turn to page 3 for more photos. I ) I ANFIC)iSeAIp IVVIZ."r ,t G Pf tp?y .u k 47e5n 3 Sri .-.,rt,:.7 @'05252"516216

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 Arcadian Publisher .............................. 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 County Historical Society will have a Christmas party and install ofcers at its monthly meeting today at the Family Service Center Annex (old West Elementary School cafeteria) at the corner of Orange Avenue and Efe Street. The event is free and open to the public. At 11:30 a.m., lunch is a covered dish meal, featuring tantalizing and tasty entres, side dishes, salads, desserts and more. At noon, Vice-President Vernon Keen will conduct a short business meeting. Sheriff Will Wise will install the societys ofcers and directors who were elected at the November meeting. After the brief ceremony, an auction will be held to raise funds for an an nual scholarship awarded to a senior graduating from DeSoto County High School. Applications for the scholar ship are available from the schools Guidance Ofce. Objects to be auctioned include artwork and books by local artists and authors; beautiful handmade gifts and crafts; and more. The society welcomes donations of new or handmade items before the meal begins. The auction is a wonderful opportunity to do some Christmas shopping and support the society. The Societys books, Recollections I, II, and III, plus the Walking Tour of Historic Arcadia, Florida, booklet will be on sale at the meeting. T-shirts and tote bags featuring legendary Acrefoot Johnson as drawn by Luke Wilson will also be available. All proceeds will benet the societys efforts to preserve and promote the history of DeSoto County. For information, call Bebe Bradbury at 863-494-6607 or email bebebradbury@gmail.com. | HISTORICAL SOCIETY COVERED DISH LUNCHEON TODAYOnce again, Team Arcadia is hosting the annual Holiday Tour of Homes on Saturday. The tours will run between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., starting at the Tree of Knowledge Park on West Oak Street. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased in advance at Mary Margarets Tea and Biscuit on S. Polk Avenue, or buy tickets at the park the day of the tour. Several homes will again be featured, all decorated for the holidays. The DeSoto Middle School Choir will be performing at 4 p.m. at the Tree of Knowledge Park and the Heritage Baptist Choir will also give a free performance of Christmas music to get you in the holiday spirit. Punch and cookies will be served at the park as Team Arcadias holiday treat to the community. You can park your vehicle downtown and leave the driving to Team Arcadia, as buses will take visitors to all the homes. The identity of the homes is secret. This is a rare opportunity to visit some of Arcadias charming Victoria homes and see them at their holiday best. Proceeds from the Tour of Homes will benet the community events sponsored by Team Arcadia.Annual Holiday Tour of Homes is SaturdayBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANTEAM ARCADIA FILE PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANThe Cecil F. Hull home, featured in last years Holiday Tour of Homes, was built in 1926 by a former county tax collector. Find out which homes are on this years tour, which runs 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Purchase tickets at the Tree of Knowledge Park. The Presbyterian church presents its annual Christmas Music Concert with all live music at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The choir has been presenting this program every year for over 50 years. It is the churchs gift to the community. All of your favorite Christmas music will be included: Carol of the Drums, Carol of the Bells by Peter Wilhousky, Hark the Herald Angels Sing arranged by Joel Raney, a special arrangement of Silent Night by Mark Hayes plus Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah by George F. Handel. In addition the Handbell Choir will play three pieces, baritone Steve Hancock will sing Let There Be Peace on Earth, Ellie Sutphin will play a ute solo, Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring by J.S. Bach and a special a cappella group will sing a Christmas spiritual. Soloists include Edward Maassen, Steve Hancock and Lew Cassels. Organist will be Charles Dirr, who is the former organist with Presbyterian Choir invites community to Christmas program The Presbyterian Choir presents a free Christmas concert Sunday evening.PHOTOS PROVIDEDChildren wll take part in a special Christmas musical concert on Sunday at the Presbyterian Church. The Presbyterian Church Bell Choir will perform in a free Christmas concert on Sunday. Trinity United Methodist Church, Burnt Store Presbyterian Church and organ professor at Tift College. Becky Ryals and Mac Martin are singing and playing guitar on Infant Holy, Infant Lowly. The childrens choirs and hand chime choir will be singing and playing as well. The community is invited to this inspirational program of Christmas music. It is the churchs gift to the community. There is no charge and no donation. A nursery will be available. For more information, call the First Presbyterian Church ofce at 863-494-4434. 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.

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The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian Remembering a day which will live in infamy Veterans lled the old Peace River Bridge Saturday for a ceremony to commemorate the attack on Pearl Harbor. Scott Langfang of Arcadia plays Taps during the ceremony to commemorate the bombing of Pearl Harbor. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comVeterans Charles Caldwell, Art Krause, Jerry Lonergan and Charles Anderson will drop the commem orative wreath along with Robert Thomas, right, past commander of American Legion Post K11. Jared Deriso, 13, talks with Charles Burmeister, a disabled veteran who was stationed in Germany when Pearl Harbor was bombed. Jared said he would like to join the service some day in honor of his grandfather, past American Legion Commander Robert Thomas, who was a child in Hawaii the day Pearl Harbor was bombed. Gazing at the Peace River, Tim Martin recalls his uncle, Carl Martin, who was docked in Pearl Harbor on the USS Nevada. He was working in the galley of the ship when it was bombed at 7 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, 1941. His buddy had been wounded and Carl struggled to carry his shipmate through the ship to the dock before the Nevada sank. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! www.flstrawberryfestival.com rfntbrt rfntbnrr brrf frtrrr Thu. Feb. 27, 3:30 $15 & $20Ronnie MilsapFri. Feb. 28, 3:30 $15 & $20nFri. Feb. 28, 7:30 $15 & $20rSat. Mar. 1, 3:30 $15 & $20rSat. Mar. 1, 7:30 $40 Sun. Mar. 2, 3:30 $25 Rascal Flatts rtr Sun. Mar. 2, 7:30 $55 n Mon. Mar. 3, 3:30 $15 & $20 Mon. Mar. 3, 7:30$20 & $25r Tue. Mar. 4, 3:30 $15 & $20 Tue. Mar. 4, 7:30 $15 & $20 n Wed. Mar. 5, 3:30 $15 & $20 r Wed. Mar. 5, 7:30 $20 & $25 Thu. Mar. 6, 3:30 $15 & $20 Thu. Mar. 6, 7:30 $15 & $20 Fri. Mar. 7, 3:30 $15 & $20 tt Fri. Mar. 7, 7:30 $20 & $25 r Sat. Mar. 8, 3:30 $15 & $20 n Sun. Mar. 9, 3:30 $15 & $20 f Sat. Mar. 8, 7:30 $20 & $25 Sun. Mar. 9, 7:30 $40bThu. Feb. 27, 7:30 $25 & $30 Concert dates and times are subject to changeSeating at 3:30 & 7:30pm is on a rst come, rst seated basis. Mobile App Floridas Best Family Recipe! FLORIDA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL 2975835 AWN .-9 1,$ 0QUALITY PRODUCE SINCE 1922r,.THEThMB1TBdBL:VE PubIix.TBQ.cam

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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 4Derek Dunn-Rankin President David Dunn-Rankin Publisher Chris Porter Executive editor Brian Gleason Editorial page editor E-mail letters to letters@sun-herald.com | OUR VIEW | GRITS & PIECES County should tread lightly on utility hikesFor residents already grappling with the DeSoto Board of County Commissions recent approval of a 21 percent millage hike, the news from the boards Nov. 26 utility workshop isnt going to spread any holiday cheer. During the meeting, Utilities Department Director Eddie Miller recommended the county raise rates for nearly all of its water services in 2014. There are more than a dozen increases being considered, ranging from a latefee hike to leak detection and meter re-read increases. Miller told the board that with the countys increasing customer base and the anticipated growth from the U.S. 17 widening project, the fee increases would place DeSotos rates more in line with neighboring counties and offset the cost his staff accrues maintaining areas like the recently acquired Lake Suzy development. In some cases, the proposed rates are reasonable, if not overdue. Millers request to charge a at $25 late fee, for example, is fair considering the current fee is a paltry $1.38 per $91 owed. The proposed fee would provide more incentive for customers to pay their bills on time, help recoup the countys administrative costs and match the citys late fee. The county might also make it easier for residents to hook up to its utilities system. Currently many cannot afford the large fee associated with the connection, but the board is consider ing allowing the money to be collected via a tax assessment or monthly bill. This move will be a game-changer for many, allowing them to connect to the water and sewer system without the burden of a large, up-front pay ment. Its a smart move by the county, especially with the U.S. 17 project between Nocatee and Arcadia quickly approaching. Other proposed changes, however, could anger residents. The Utility Department currently provides a second notice to delinquent customers before disconnecting services. The department asked the board to eliminate these notices, and to shut off water and sewer services after 29 days of delinquency. To add insult to injury, they also want to increase the reconnect and disconnect fees by $20 dollars. If these changes sound familiar to you, its because a similar situation occurred with the city earlier this year. The late fee was increased, delinquency dates were shortened and the city council was deluged with complaints from residents who had late charges | LETTERS TO THE EDITORThanks to some special friendsEditor: This is a special thank you to these wonderful friends at Sunrise Mobile Home Park: Carolyn, Louise and Marie. At 2:30 a.m., an ambulance came to our home. Carolyn was awake. When she found out it wasnt me, the girls went to all the homes to check on all the families in the heat. Sunrise Park is truly a family park. The only sad problem is kids stealing three-wheel bikes. Three bikes were stolen a few weeks ago. To you young men, would you steal your grandmas bike? This is the only thing for the folks to get out for their exercise and to be able to go for recreation. So I pray you never come here again. To you young boys: be kind and caring for the 2014 New Year.Jane Morlock ArcadiaMan challenges trespass claimsEditor: Sgt. Larry Gloeckler, you are a disgrace to your uniform and the badge you wear, the city police department, your fellow employees and the citizens of Arcadia and DeSoto County. You have put a black mark on the police ofcers and deputies who serve not only this city and county but many others as well. How long have you been getting away with your illegal arrests and false charges? At least since 2003 when you arrested me at the store at the corner of S. Brevard Ave. and Lowe St. for trespassing. I was not standing on the stores property but on the edge of the city street. At the time you also charged me with some major felonies that would have carried 15 years in prison. Well, prison did not happen. My A merry little home-town ChristmasWell, Arcadia survived yet another Christmas parade, and seems to have had fun doing it. Crowds have never made me merry or jolly, but this is one time of year when I can make an exception, and enjoy it. Theres nothing like a Ho-HoHometown Christmas parade to bring people together and to bring some joy to their lives. There were well over 50 entries this year, ranging from pull-behind oats and pick-up trucks to motorcycles and golf carts. And of course, the horses. This is Arcadia, and without our horsemen and horsewomen, it just wouldnt be right, even considering the mess they sometimes leave behind (the horses, not their riders). Early birds began gathering around ve that afternoon, staking out their spots with chairs, and the police were nally able to locate owners of the cars parked along Oak Street and have them move. And the few folks scattered here and there soon multiplied, until the sidewalks were full, and passersby had to weave their way through to get by. Lots of folks showed up looking all Christmas-y and quite happy. We all know how our parades start here in Arcadia with lots of police sirens that delight some adults and terrify some children. The way my whacked mind works, and having seen a good number of our rodeo parades over the years, Ive imagined Santa and the Grinch having a good old-fashioned shoot-out in the middle of the street to kick it off. But thats just me, and would likely be a bit much for some. Of course, one of the best things about going to small-town Christmas parades is that you get to see so many friends at the same time. Kind of like going to that big blue box store down the road, except youre not spending your money, pushing a wobbly-wheeled buggy, or standing in line Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com.Our View: Learn a lesson from the city.OUR VIEW | 23 CORRECTIONA statement made in last weeks Editorial erroneously indicated that Commissioner Bob Miller did not meet with Janie Watson, who had earlier written a letter to the Arcadian, until after the Nov. 26 commission meeting. In fact, the two met on Nov. 21, the same day Watsons letter was printed in the Arcadian.LETTERS | 23 GRITS & PIECES | 23 TERes N/D D! ACE LIKE HOME > o T>4Hoc DAYS" ,,,YEA,ESPEcc hLyWOCNTiERE5 Nocap Low! o I How To GoHome To,. .4 .uCITY of A&CAD(A1. D t yr J.. a V!1e/'.C///W 0...r c 5 c I Z31

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The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian Editors note: During a time of year many refer to as the season of giving, we decided to take a moment to recognize some citizens who contribute to our community year-round. Although their faces might not be familiar to some, these good Samaritans are constantly working to improve the lives of DeSoto residents. This time of year, its pretty easy to spot Marty Dow around town. Between his Santa suit and his red, four-wheeled sleigh, hes one of the most visible individuals in the community. Dow has been donning a Santa suit for 35 years now, but his charitable nature goes well beyond the holiday season. From his involvement with the Center for the Needy to volunteering with a variety of organizations and participation in community events for Animal Services, the Historical Society and Chamber of Commerce, Dows list of charitable contributions is unmatched. Dow says his giving ways were instilled by his parents, who stressed the importance of giving early on in his life. My mom would take me to the nursing homes, and through Masonic charities we would help widows and orphans. So its something that has always been a focal point in my life, he said.Helping handsOne of Dows primary focuses during the year is ensuring regular meals for those in need. Although he does work with some local organizations for food distribution, Dow says he likes working for himself not having to rely on others for help. He does receive help from stores like Sweetbay, for example, in acquiring meat and other difcult-to-nd food items. He and his wife, Sharon, have two freezers and three refrigerators at their home to store perishable foods, and work diligently to ensure needy have access to fresh fruit and vegetables. They also often help families pay for utility bills or offer nancial assistance in abuse or other domestic situations. Sharon is really involved in that aspect, and we consider that part of our tithing, Dow said. My children are grown and out of the house, and we dont have any extra expenses, so I cant think of any better way to spend what we have on those who truly need it. For a man as busy as Dow is, youd never think hes working so hard while battling a life-threatening illness. He has limited use of his lungs due to COPD, which doctors initially told him would kill him in six months. That was 35 years ago, Dow said. That was the same year I dressed up as Santa for the rst time. Dow even admits he doesnt know how he keeps going some days. To be honest, I amaze myself sometimes that Im even capable of doing this, he said. And even though Dow works diligently throughout the year to provide assistance where he can, theres no doubt his favorite time of the year is Christmas. His face lights up when he talks about playing Santa, and he even revealed a secret weapon he uses to ease the nerves of youngsters scared of the jolly old elf. Ill go to Dollar Tree and buy 30 teddy bears, and will use them as bribes to gain the trust of the little ones, he said. I really do love children in general, and seeing the wonderment in their eyes when they tell me what they want for Christmas or I hand them a present from my bag, thats my reward. In the end, Dow says the rewards he receives from his A lifetime of givingBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANDeSotos resident Santa, Marty Dow works tirelessly throughout the year to help the citizens of DeSoto County.volunteer work are plentiful, but dont happen immediately and cant be measured by money, material items or fame. I dont do this to get my picture in the paper or receive accolades; thats never even a thought when I do this, he said. You have to give to receive, and you get out of it what you put in. The best thing youll nd by giving some of your time is that you can sleep well at night knowing you did something to help others. You have to plant your seed, and then watch your efforts grow and blossom into something greater. 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. 50457353 Blinky Free Lunch & Learn Seminar Series Thursday Dec. 19th 11:30am at our Arcadia office The Power of Food in the Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, & Elevated Cholesterol. Free Healthy Refreshments & Interactive Educational Talk RSVP Today so we can provide you with a healthy lunch by calling 863-491-7777 Ijf1OISJ AN.; ,t 115'firSEVIGNYASSOCIATES o..qladse,,gmy^Ny:k.MnrlSayn48 8 C1ptEYE CARE'

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY TEAM Arcadia meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Margaret Way Building, 23 N Polk Avenue. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to unite community organizations and coordinate community improvement efforts. DeSoto County Historical Society meets at noon every second Thursday monthly at the Family Service Center annex, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Lunch is available for $5 at 11:30 a.m. Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6 p.m. second Thursdays monthly at the Habitat ReStore, 111 N. Polk Ave. Call 494-4118 or desotohabitat@embarqmail.com for more information. Gastric bypass support group meets at 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Mardis Citrus on U.S. 17 S. For more information, call 990-0082 or 494-5700. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, 2200 Roan St., Arcadia. Anyone interested may attend. Talk in for the meetings is at 147.180+ DARC repeater. Family Safety Alliance for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties, sponsored by Department of Children and Families, meets at 4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Lakewood Ranch Northern Trust Banks community room, 6320 Venture Drive, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call Kerri Gibson at 941-316-6129. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. No sessions on Dec. 19, 26. Next session Jan. 2. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. FRIDAY The Photography Group of DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council meets the second Friday of each month 3:30 5 p.m. at the DeSoto Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Karen at ksmoke@embarqmail.com. Peace River Civil War Round Table meets at 1:30 p.m. second Fridays monthly at the Emerald Pointe clubhouse, 25188 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Lunch available. For more information, call 941-575-4269 or 941-639-0782. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Mondays monthly in the fair office on Heard Street, Arcadia. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. 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. The DeSoto County Special Olympics committee meets at 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday every month at The Last Chapter Coffee Shop on W. Oak St. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in coaching or working with adults or youth in sports. For more information, call Joyce at 873-8219 or 494-3440. DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly at DeSoto Restaurant on S.R. 70, east of downtown Arcadia. For information, contact PIO officer Marge Rikcer, call name KG4BWF. 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. 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. WEDNESDAY Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. The DeSoto County Veterans Council meets the third Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. For details, call Don Finkle at 494-1465. DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://desotoartscouncil.org/index. html. DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Mobile Pantry is on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Smith Brown Gym starting at 9 a.m. until the food is gone. The only requirement is to be a DeSoto County resident. Sponsored by the All Faiths Food bank of Sarasota. The First Marine Division Association meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday at Family Table Restaurant, 14132 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Call Carl Jones, 941-493-1408 for more information. Heartland Rural Health Networks Food Stamp Outreach grant program will have Angela Hendry come every third Wednesday to help seniors submit applications for food stamps. She will be at the Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center, 1425 Martin Luther King St., Arcadia, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Households should have at least one senior resident. Bring your ID, information on your income, assets, and expenses including medical. For more information call 863-452-0638. Community for Seniors meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every third Wednesday at TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care administration building on Arcadia Avenue. Open to anyone interested in being a new member. For more information, call Lori Coker at 990-1340. DeSoto County Traffic Safety Team meets at 1:30 p.m. third Wednesdays monthly at the DeSoto County Commissioners room, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Hearing Loss Association demonstrates amplified listening devices from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. third Wednesdays monthly at Charlotte County Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. For more information about HLA meetings, call 941-624-2947. 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 Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Friends of Arcadia Airport will hold their monthly Pancake Breakfast at the airport this Saturday beginning at 9am. All the pancakes you can eat along with sausage, OJ & coffee all for only $6. Door prize and 50/50. So come on out and enjoy breakfast at the airport. The DeSoto County Veterans Council meets the third Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. For details, call Don Finkle at 494-1465. DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://desotoartscouncil.org/index.html. 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. Community for Seniors meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every third Wednesday at TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care administration building on Arcadia Avenue. Open to anyone interested in being a new member. For more information, call Lori Coker at 990-1340. DeSoto County Traffic Safety Team meets at 1:30 p.m. third Wednesdays monthly at the DeSoto County Commissioners room, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Hearing Loss Association demonstrates amplified listening devices from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. third Wednesdays monthly at Charlotte County Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. For more information about HLA meetings, call 941-624-2947. 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 The annual Holiday Tour of Homes takes place Dec. 14. Sponsored by Team Arcadia, the tour starts at the Tree of Knowledge Park. Several historic homes and buildings will be decorated for the holidays, with docents at each location to explain features of the stop. Tickets can be bought at the park and a bus takes guests to all the locations. Women in Fellowship Ministry meets every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Greater Mt. Zion AME Church, 256 S. Orange Ave. Be uplifted, motivated and inspired by God. Free and open to the public. Light brunch is served. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. The first Saturday of every month is Book Buddies, when children read to dogs. 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 First Presbyterian Church, 213 W. Hickory, will present its Annual Christmas Music Program at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at the church. The concert is free and open to the public. It includes the adult choir, handbell choir, childrens choirs, childrens chime choir, and soloists in flute, baritone, organ and piano. Led by Music Director Genie Martin and Organist Charles Dirr. Nursery available. Refreshments and reception following in Pfrangle Hall. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY Public workshop on homeless issues in Arcadia, 5 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church. Downtown merchants, the public, homeless individuals, anyone with an interest in this issue is encouraged to attend and participate. The DeSoto Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will have a $6 sale in the McSwain Room from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Time to do some last minute shopping in your hometown. Shop locally. Toys for Tots will be distributed on Dec. 16, Dec. 18 and Dec. 20. For more information, call Art Creations at 491-0202. The DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Beef OBradys. The DeSoto County Fair Association meets at 7 p.m. third SPECIAL The Center for the Needy, at the corner of W. Pine St. and S. Orange Ave., is desperately in need of food, clothing, household goods (such as blankets, towels, cooking and eating utensils etc.), supplies anything a person in need might require. The center is dangerously low on food, its shelves are almost bare, and they need to replenish supplies before the colder months. Any donations are gratefully accepted, including cash, to help those in real need in our community. For more information, call 863-444-0499. 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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Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw $5.99 LUNCH SPECIALS 11AM-4PM HOLIDAY HOURS OVEN BAKED DINNERS 1 Pot Roast and one side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.59 2 Lasagna, Salad or Soup and Garlic Toast $7.59 3 Homemade Turkey and Dressing with 2 sides, Soup or Salad and Pie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.29 Christmas Day Open 24 Hours Carry Out Available Call Ahead for Reservations for Large Parties O P E N 2 4 H O U R S 7 D A Y S A W E E K C A R R Y O U T A V A I L A B L E OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK CARRY OUT AVAILABLE 1 1 0 9 N B r e v a r d A v e 1109 N. Brevard Ave. 8 6 3 4 9 4 6 0 0 0 863-494-6000 The helpful place. HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTER Home Owners Supply NEW STORE HOURS Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat. 8am 4pm Sunday 9am 3pm 50457368 1 /ILIL J. . i

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The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 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.comThe Arcadia Literary and Embroidery Club met on Dec. 6 at Mary Margarets Tea and Biscuit. Each December the club breaks away from its traditional meeting of speakers and book reviews and uses the opportunity to visit with one another and share Christmas stories. This year was no different as the members talked, laughed and enjoyed some of the famous Mary Margarets wonderful soups, sandwiches and unforgettable desserts. The L & E Club also uses the December meeting to reect on those less fortunate and each member is requested to bring a wrapped childrens book to be given to Toys for Tots and then distributed to children in DeSoto County. The club began this tradition over 15 years ago and hopes to foster a love of reading in children by providing them with a book of their own. The next L & E meeting will be held in January at the home of Ann Ryals. L & E Club helps Toys for TotsBy MARTHA JO MARKEYL AND E CLUB PHOTOS PROVIDEDCatherine Knoche and Edith Wildt share Christmas stories during the December meeting of the L & E Club.. During the monthly L & E meeting, Linda Hollingsworth and Adie Daly share a few laughs in front of the lovely Christmas tree at Mary Margarets Tea and Biscuit.Vernon Peeples, local historian and former legislator as well as a noted author of books relating to southwest Florida, will be the guest speaker. PHOTO PROVIDEDJoel and Paxine Eggleston celebrated their wedding on Dec. 7 with family members and many of the Craigs Park family in attendance. Joel has been a long time valued employee at Craigs and the couple will continue to live at the park.Wedding bells Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014 New Year to Karen, Joe, Eric, our volunteers and everyone who made our Christmas bright and happy! From all 35 seniors at the Senior Friendship Centers including the home bound (submitted by Evelyn Wade)Thank you PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy 50th birthday to Debi Bonz Barnwell! Have a great one! From Guess Who?Happy birthday You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursda y, only in WaterLine,only in You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursda y, only in WaterLine,only in You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! Check out the Fish Finder every Thursda y, only in WaterLine,only in F i n d i t F i n d i t Find it i n t h e i n t h e in th e C l a s s i f i e d s C l a s s i f i e d s Classifieds 50457361 Family Service Center DIVISION OF CAREER AND ADULT EDUCATION 310 West Whidden Street Arcadia, FL 34266 Phone (863) 993-1333 desotoschools.com/fsc This program will train you to deliver personal care to your patient in the hospital, nursing home, home health, or clinical setting, whether you choose to use this training for your new career, or as a stepping stone to a higher level of medical education. Employment opportunities are expected to continue to rise in the future in order to respond to the needs of a growing population in DeSoto County. A l l c l a s s e s h a v e l i m i t e d e n r o l l m e n t All classes have limited enrollmentC l a s s e s s t a r t J a n u a r y 6 2 0 1 4 Classes start January 6, 2014E v e r y M o n d a y T u e s d a y & T h u r s d a y Every Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday4 : 0 0 9 : 0 0 P M 4:00 9:00PM Current TABE test Down Payment is required at time of registration C e r t i f i e d N u r s i n g Certified Nursing A s s i s t a n t Assistant AIlI cRawn have HmftT emircHlmni tt1 TJ r /: '= 71ffliitPCT F V y PTO9y pIA.SUNFkF FWC Rcan e. YJK ,\555 (OUP ,RN ILY1-o(mot

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 The long arm of the law was reportedly long enough to nd drugs hidden in the back seat of a squad car. According to an Arcadia Police Department arrest report, an ofcer saw two men near a daycare property late Thursday evening. When he asked them to empty their pockets, one of them, later identied as George Kuame Golloman, 24, threw a baggie containing a white substance and started to run. The ofcer told him to stop or he would use his Taser. When the man tried to knock the Taser out of the ofcers hand, he used it and was able to restrain Golloman. When searched, according to the report Golloman was found to have two baggies with a white substance in a pocket. As he sat in the back seat of a deputys car, Golloman was reportedly moving around a lot on his way to jail. After the suspect was booked at the jail, the deputy checked and reported nding a bag containing 13 small baggies of cocaine in the cars back seat. Golloman, of the 900 block of Spring Ave., Arcadia, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a prohibited location with intent to sell or deliver, possession or use of drug equipment and resisting an ofcer with violence. Golloman was released on $8,620 bond.Report: Man tried to stash drugs in cop car |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. GOLLOMANSarasota wreck injures Arcadian womanSandra Lee Lyday, 52, of Arcadia was seriously injured in a two-vehicle collision Wednesday morning in Sarasota. According to a report from the Florida Highway Patrol, around 8 a.m. a Chevy Malibu driven by Jack Habashy, 35, of Sarasota, was eastbound on State Road 72 near Proctor Road. The Chevy attempted to turn left, into the path of a Ford pickup headed west on S.R. 72. The two vehicles collided, causing the driver of the truck, in which Lyday was a passenger, to lose control. The pickup rotated and ended up in a ditch on the south shoulder of S.R. 72. FHP reported that Lyday suffered serious injuries and was taken to Blake Medical Center in Manatee County; the pickup driver had minor injuries. No one in the Chevy was injured, although Habashy was cited for making left turn into approaching trafc. The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Gabelo Luis Cifuentes, 22, 1200 block of 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charges: hit and run where crash involved injury and driving without a valid license. Bond: $5,500. Teenamarie Adara Salatino, 24, Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Reginald Dean Washington, 40, FCCC, Arcadia. Charge: battery on staff of a sexual predator facility. Bond: none. Thomas Loyd Caraway Jr., 31, 11000 block of State Road 31, Arcadia. Charges: two counts of unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling. Bond: $15,000. Dusty Lamar Chaney, 29, no address, Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession or use of drug equipment and driving while license is suspended. Bond: $1,740. Omar Masterkeyla Hillman, 31, 4100 block of S.W. Jasmine Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment and two counts of failure to support spouse or child. Bond: $4,120. Ronald Duvone Mathis, 60, 1700 block of S.W. Duke St., Arcadia. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment and resisting an ofcer without violence. Bond: $870. Angel Manuel Morales, 52, no address, Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Tito Lorenzo Ramirez, 41, 1000 block of S. Mills, Arcadia. Charge: felony battery. Bond: none. Pamela Lynn Reding,40, 2400 block of S.E. E&T Circle, Arcadia. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment, eeing to elude police and driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,240. Jennifer Ann Schlogel, 38, Lake Placid, Fla. Charges: three counts of obstruction of justice (tampering with a juror). Released on recognizance. Michael Stephen Shaw, 24, 700 block of N. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Charges: violation of probation. Bond: none. Selvin Junior Ventura, 20, Okeechobee. Charge: battery. Bond: $120. Bobby Lee Young Jr., 36, 800 block of S. Monroe Ave., Arcadia. Charge: outof-county warrant. Bond: none. Peter Hernandez Delgado, 38, rst block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charge: possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $120. Gerardo Dorantes, 48, 1000 block of Oliver St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Kary Michelle Durrance, 36, 700 block of W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Charge: permitting unauthorized per son to drive. Released on recognizance. Tanya Denise Goodwin, 31, 2400 block of S.E. E&T Circle, Arcadia. Charge: possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $120. Rebecca Dolores Morales, 24, 1600 block of S.E. First Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Released on recognizance. Charles Franklin Scott, 56, 100 block of Luther Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-ofcounty warrant. Bond: none. Brooke Elaine Edwards, 20, Lake Placid. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Michael Dean Merrell, 47, Lettuce Lake. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $1,120. Ronnie Lee Redding, 41, Sarasota. Charge: trafcking in methamphetamine over 14 grams. Bond: none. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Junior Webster Bartell, 40, 200 block of W. Myrtle Ave., Arcadia. Charge: outof-county warrant. Bond: none. Charles Franklin Scott, 56, 100 block of Luther Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Joshua Allen Pearce, 31, 2300 block of Tyler Road, Arcadia. Charge: fugitive from justice. Bond: none. Compiled by Susan E. Homan | ROADWATCHU.S. Highway 17 from the Charlotte/ DeSoto County line to SW Collins Street Work continues to widen four miles of US 17 from two to four lanes. Crews currently are converting original US 17 travel lanes to future southbound travel lanes through the entire length of the project. Workers are paving new lanes and installing retention ponds, water lines, drain pipes, silt fences, sod and mulch. Weather permitting, Massachusetts Street will be closed for paving and curb work at the point where it intersects with the now closed (future southbound) US 17 travel lanes from Jan. 2 through Jan. 11. Motorists should use Kentucky Street as a detour route while Massachusetts Street is closed. From SW Collins Street to the DeSoto/ Charlotte County line, motorists should also expect daytime agging operations at side streets intersecting with the original US 17 lanes presently closed/ under construction. Flagging also will occur where County Road 761 intersects with now closed US 17 travel lanes. The work at Massachusetts Street and other streets will not affect trafc on the US 17 lanes now open in both directions. Law enforcement is patrolling the construction zone and speeding nes are doubled when workers are present. Project completion is expected early in 2013. Find great bargains in the C LA SS IFIEDS Every day in th e $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFAudubon bird countPeace River Audubons 2013 Christmas Bird Count will be on Dec. 14 and encompasses a 15-mile diameter circle, the center point being approximately downtown Punta Gorda. The circle is divided into about 12 areas, the furthest south areas being Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center and Cecil B. Webb preserve. There are three water areas: the southern part of Charlotte Harbor including the area around Alligator Creek; the northern part of the Harbor; and the Peace River from the US 41 bridge. Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank Chapman, an early ofcer in the then-budding Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition a Christmas Bird Census that would count birds on the holidays rather than hunt them. The data collected by observers over the past century allow researchers, conservation biologists, and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. It provides a picture of how the continents bird populations have changed in time and space. It informs strategies to protect birds and their habitat and helps identify environmen tal issues with implications for people as well. So come on out and help us count. Each area is headed up by an individual who determines where their group goes in their particular area, where and when they meet. In some cases they break up into smaller groups covering particular areas, such as a golf course. Most groups start about 7 a.m. and go until about noon. Some go out again later in the afternoon to count birds coming in for the evening. For information on how you can par ticipate in the annual Christmas bird count, call Tony Licata at 941-505-9775, or email alicata@dcwis.com. 2967796 Charlotte SunsDiscovERAN WORUDAiftFIND A CAREERYOU'LL LOVELearn how to repair cars, design computer networks, serve inlaw enforcement, or be a professional hair stylist. South FloridaState College's technical programs can prepare you for a careeryou'll love. You'll acquire valuable job skills through hands-ontraining in SFSC's state-of-the-art laboratories or real job settings.Many programs can be completed in a year or less. Find out moreat www.southflorida.edu/academic.REGISTER NOW2014 SPRING TERM 2014 SUMMER TERMRegister Nov. 22 Jan. 5 Register Nov. 22-May 6Classes Begin Jan. 6 Classes Begin May 7VIEW THE SFSC SCHEDULES OF CLASSES:www.southflorida.edu.em" SOUTH Serving DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands CountiesFLORIDA 453-6661State College Desoto Campus: 993-1757South 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 aboutthe accreditation of South Florida State College.

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The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESClement E. HutzelClement E. Hutzel, 94, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. He was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Deer Park, Ohio, to Joseph and Ida Speller Hutzel, the last living of eight siblings. Clement joined the U.S. Army and served as a Medic in the South Pacic, including the Philippines, during World War II. During his Tour of Duty, he received four Bronze Stars, a Combat Medical Badge, a Victory Medal, the Asiatic Pacic Theater Ribbon, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon and the American Theater Ribbon. His service to the people of the South Pacic spanned decades and blessed him with many friends along the way. After his service to our country, he returned to Ohio and became a Dairy Farmer (Hutzels Farms) and Breeder of Jersey Cattle for 49 years. Clement was a member of the VFW, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and the American Jersey Cattle Club. When he found time, he enjoyed golng. Clement is survived by his beloved wife of 40 years, Fern Logan Hutzel; sistersin-law, Betty Hutzel and Patricia Hutzel, both of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation was held and the Rosary recited Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home. The Funeral Mass was held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at St. Pauls Catholic Church, with Father Vincent Clemente ofciating. Burial followed at Joshua Creek Cemetery. In lieu of owers, donations in Clements name may be made to either: Typhoon Fund, c/o Diocese of Venice, 1000 Pinebrook Road, Venice, FL 34285; or to St. Josephs Indian School, 1301 N. Main St., Chamberlain, SD 57325. Online condolences can be made at www. pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Thomas Newport Sr.Thomas Newport Sr, 88, of Lake Suzy, Fla., and formerly of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at his home. He was born Aug. 29, 1925, in Bloomeld, N.J., the son of Walter and Mary Newport. Thomas formerly resided in the Blairstown, N.J., area. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Thomas retired from Hoffmann-LaRoche in Belvidere, N.J., after 18 years of service as a Safety specialist. Prior to that he was a dairy farmer. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Helen Pat; daughter, Virginia (Raymond) Davis of Blairstown; son, Thomas (Joyce) Newport Jr. of Hardwick, N.J.; brother, Robert Newport of Toms River, N.J.; ve grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Thomas was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Buckenmyer; and his parents. Services were held Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at San Antonio Catholic Church. In lieu of owers, donations can be made to San Antonio Catholic Church, St. Vincent de Paul Society, 24445 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33980; or the American Cancer Society, 922 Tamiami Trail, Unit C-2, Port Charlotte, FL 33953. Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte, Fla.Lillian B. HawkinsLillian B. Hawkins, 81, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at home, with her family by her side. She was born in Winston, Ga., and moved to DeSoto County, Fla., in 1976 from Sarasota, Fla. Lillian worked as a CNA for the former G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital for 20 years. She loved animals, dancing, family and, especially, her grandchildren. Lillian was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by her son, Johnny E. (Robin) Hawkins of Arcadia; daughters, Cynthia E. (John) Drymon of Arcadia, Sandra L. (Pat Buzzard) Lawson of Arcadia, and Cheryl R. Hawkins of Bradenton, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Lillian was preceded in death by her husband, James Ray Hawkins Sr.; and sons, James Ray Hawkins Jr. and Randy Hawkins. A private graveside service will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Joshua Creek Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home.Mary Elizabeth AdamsMary Elizabeth Adams, 87, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 in Avon Park, FL. Mrs. Adams was born in Blountstown, FL on Nov. 24, 1926 and was a longtime resident of Fort Meade before moving to Arcadia in 1970. She was a homemaker, raising 10 children, and a citrus fruit sectionizer, working for Donald Duck in Lake Wales and Ben Hill Grifn. She was a member of the Gardner Baptist Church in Gardner, FL, and a former longtime member of Lake Buffum Baptist Church of Fort Meade. Mrs. Adams was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence O. Adams; sons, John Adams and Richard Adams, daughter, Marilyn Turner; daughter-in-law, Frances Adams, and brother, George Robert Sentertt. She is survived by her sons, Spencer Adams, Fort Meade; Edward (Delta) Adams and wife Delta, Arcadia; Deleon (Mary Rose) Adams, Phillipines; Lawrence A. Adams, Rayford, FL; daughters, Zelda (Peck) Harrell, Zolfo Springs; Virginia (Milton) Cochran, Bowling Green; Carolyn (Brian) Long, Melbourne, FL; Linda (Buck) Quinn, Bartow; 22 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren. Visitation was held Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at the Hancock Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services followed with Rev. Joe Parrish ofciating. Interment followed in Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Meade. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hancockfh.com. Arrangements are by Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade.Annie Joyce CampbellAnnie Joyce Campbell departed from this life Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, for a more peaceful life with the Lord. She was the youngest of eight children. Annie is survived by her loving son, Tecoy (Cateshia) Campbell; grandchildren, Akenaton Polk, Tecoya Campbell and Tecoy Campbell Jr.; devoted friend, Don Vanderpool; sisters and brothers, Betty (John) Campbell, Walter Lomax (Charlene) Campbell Jr. of Perry, Fla., Henry Earl Campbell of Orlando, Fla., Gloria Campbell (Marvin) Slaughter of Orlando, Gene (Rutha) Campbell of Orlando, and Sara Green of Orlando; and many sorrowing nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends. Visitation was held Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Hickson Funeral Home in Arcadia. The funeral service was held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at House of God Church, 200 S. Alabama Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Ruth E. SchweizerRuth E. Schweizer of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia. 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 Sunday Evening: 5:30 P.M. Wednesday Evening: 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 50457357 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. I14947/ o)J4947

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 In her book, Who Am I? Marjorie Holmes leads her readers in a prayer for all who get lost at Christmas. And who are these lost ones? Holmes identies them as children lost in stores, adults lost in the confusion of crowded parties and crowded lives controlled by drugs, drink, sex and mistaken goals. She includes husbands and wives lost to each other through habit and neglect and misunderstanding; sons and daughters lost to their parents and those who are lost in prisons and at sea. Christmas has a lot to do with losing and nding. The wise men, who traveled from the east bringing gifts to the newborn king, lost their way when they stopped following the star and ended up at the palace of Herod. There, the kings advisors consulted the Scriptures and told them the king they sought was to be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2). Following this good advice, they found their way again and soon they were worshiping and presenting their treasures of gold, frankincense and myrrh to the one they had traveled far to nd. Many have lost their way in life and then found their way home through faith in the one born in Bethlehem that rst Christmas. Recognizing the power of Gods love revealed in Bethlehems stable, Marjorie Holmes wrote: Reach out your arms to us, bring us back into the warm shelter of the stable. Let us gaze upon the mir acle of the manger. Let us become one with it, drawing new hope from it, and a sense of new worth so that we know we are all very dear to You, so that we are less likely to stray. Some, however, think theyve lost Christmas, itself, in the celebration. Perhaps youre one of them. If so, in order to help you nd what youve lost, I submit the poem at right by our daughter, Cheryl, one of my favorite writers of rhyme. Roger Campbell is an author, broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.net.Lost and Found at Christmas Roger Campbell Take Some TimeCheryl Campbell Powell Take some time from all the bustle of the season From the rushing crowds of people everywhere; Find a quiet room and close the door behind you; Take a moment meet your Savior there. Take some time to read again the Gospel stories; Start in Matthew, move to Mark and Luke and John; Read the truth about the life and love of Jesus, The only One to rest your faith upon. Take some time and treasure what you nd there; Let the wonder of Christs birth embrace your soul; Meditate upon the Gift God chose to give you, In sending Jesus Christ to make you whole. Take some time or the season will oerwhelm you. Just let go of all your worries, all your care. Find that quiet room and close the door behind you. Take the time your Saviors waiting there. The Arcadia Literary Club enjoyed a wonderful meeting on Nov. 13. Shannon Fusco hosted the members at her charming home in northwest Arcadia. Greeting the members were co-hostesses Ann Pepper and Beau Carson. The hostesses served a wonderful array of delectable refreshments including pumpkin cheese pie and a favored apple delight. The serving area was adorned with seasonal fall settings. President Laura Amendola called the meeting to order and welcomed everyone. Shannon Fusco read the quote for the day. Gratitude was expressed to the hostesses for exceptional offerings and hospitality. Birthday greetings were extended to members Sally Aldrich and Shannon Fusco who celebrated birthdays in November. A get-well card was by signed for Muriel Hall wishing her a speedy recovery. The roll call, approval of minutes and treasurers report were read and approved. Donations were taken for the annual Thanksgiving program. The club decided to donate offerings to the Trinity Methodist lunch program. Ann Pepper, chairperson for the 100th year anniversary program, led a discussion on invitations, decorations and refreshments. The members agreed to help with the Holiday Tour of Homes by decorating and serving as hostesses on Dec. 14 for a home on the program. In keeping with this years theme, Reecting On Our Heritage 100th Anniversary, Heidi de Jong presented the program on the history of clothing. She shared books of fashions with the members and everyone enjoyed the pictures of styles through the years. Beau Carson and Bonnie Malloy were dressed in full early s attire including feathered head bands, jewelry, gloves, and string handbags. The highlighted charter member for November was Laura Virginia Mitchell,1854-1930. Heidi said Laura was married to Charles Henry; they had four children and lived on Whidden Street. She was a teacher; she played piano and was a member of Trinity Methodist Church. Members were invited to the home of Jamie Kirschner for the Dec. 11 meeting when Shirley Cullom and Kathy CullomCrouse will present the program. Ladies present were: Sally Aldrich, Laura Amendola, Susan Barnes, Marcia Brown, Beau Carson, Shirley Cullom, Kathy Cullom-Crouse, Heidi de Jong, Shannon Fusco, Cherie Hollingsworth, Tara Welles-Jones, Bonnie Molloy, Ann Pepper, Raye Southwell, Janie Watson and Theresa Wheeler.Arcadia Lit Club explores 100-year historyBy CHERIE HOLLINGSWORTHARCADIA LIT. CLUB PHOTO PROVIDEDBeau Carson and Bonnie Malloy dressed in fash ions of the Roaring s as the Arcadia Literary Club celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. KONING TO SPEAK AT HERITAGE BAPTISTVeteran missionary Otto Koning, author of The Pineapple Story, will speak at Heritage Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15. He shares humorous and inspirational messages, beginning with lessons he learned from a pineapple garden. The church is at 27 N. Polk Ave. across from the Post Oce. Joe Gallimore has been promoted to Publisher of the Arcadian effective Wednesday. Joe exemplies the type of community passion we are looking for in our publishers, said David Dunn-Rankin, president of Sun Coast Media Group. Joe has been involved at every level in DeSoto from a coach of Little League team in the DeSoto Youth Athletic Association for ve years (including a year as President of DCYAA), to serving as color commentator and play-byplay radio announcer for DeSoto High Varsity Bulldogs football games for 12 seasons, Dunn-Rankin said. Gallimore is a founding board member of the DeSoto County Mural Society, a member of the Rotary Club and the DeSoto Toastmasters Club. Hes served on the Turner Center Ag Fest committee, the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council board, the DeSoto Memorial Hospital Foundation and as an associate member of the Arcadia Rodeo Association board. Joes passion is to market DeSoto and Arcadia outside the county to bring more folks to visit the community he loves, said Dunn-Rankin. Gallimore began his career at the Arcadian delivering and selling subscriptions to the newspaper in 1998 and quickly became circulation manager in DeSoto. In 1999 he was promoted to General Manager of the Arcadian. He served Sun Coast Media in other roles from 2003 to 2006 as facilitator of the companys continuous improvement program and overall circulation director for the daily newspaper. He rejoined the Arcadian team in 2006. Sun founder and chairman Derek Dunn-Rankin said, We are pleased to have Joe join our team of committed publishers who put their community rst when it comes to covering the news, promoting local business and community well-being.Gallimore promoted to Arcadian publisherSTAFF REPORT GALLIMORE 50457244 M a r y D i d Y o u K n o w ? Mary Did You Know? 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The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian School board treated to Christmas chorus ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUERMemorial Elementary Principal Dale Wolgast led the schools chorus as they sang two Christmas songs to Superintendent Dr. Karyn Gary and school board members prior to Tuesdays meeting. DeSoto County High School Music/Chorus Director Byron Jones and members of the chorus entertained school board members with two beautiful a cappella Christmas songs. The full chorus will be holding its Christmas concert Dec. 19 at the high school. SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50457355 BPIWW,bMMinnI D.O. DEAroIOOy_'r t i E cypress Sti aICU NEIo mZ zLewellyn Cassels Dr John Minni Hickory StARNP

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 Parade Winners: Lighting: First Julies Need & Thread, Second Peace River Campgrounds Theme: First Habitat for Humanity, Second - Imagination Station Religious: First First Baptist Church, Second Calvary Baptist Church Best Overall: Summer Day Spa Christmas Card Lane Winners: Best Theme: First Nocatee Elementary School; Second Desoto Correctional Institute Most Unique: First Desoto Arts and Humanities Council; Second First State Bank Best Religious: First Desoto County Schools; Second Pine Level United Methodist Church We extend special recognition to the following individuals and businesses whose contributions helped make this holiday tradition so successful: Kay Reed for once again emceeing the parade and making it so entertaining and fun; George Lempenau and Peace River Campground for the use of the judges trailer; The City of Arcadia for their help with closing the streets; DeSoto Public Safety for the use of the retrucks; Sheriff Wise and Marshal Anderson for their presence and assistance with trafc control; the judges for both the parade and Christmas Card Lane; the parade chairperson, Angie Wilson, and of course Santa Claus! To all who took part, whether creating a card for our community, riding on a oat, walking, riding a golf cart or horse, or as a spectator, we thank you on behalf of the Chamber for a successful kickoff to DeSotos holiday season. Merry Christmas to all from the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce!PARADEFROM PAGE 1 Pine Level United Methodist Church won best card with a religious theme. Leon Wesley settles down to watch the lights of the annual Christmas parade through the eyes of youngsters. Owners and sta of Mary Margarets Tea & Biscuit brought an old-fashioned touch to West Oak Street in their Victorian nery, followed by a vintage automobile. Links2Success members parade along West Oak Street. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comIsaiah Santilli, Dylan Santilli, DJ Walker, Preston Barringer, Joshua Shelfer, Jayden Twohig, Mason Albritton, Layla Albritton and Kaylen Barringer made special Santa ears for the Christmas parade. Habitat for Humanity celebrates building homes around the world in its oat for the annual Christmas parade. The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian Leon Wesley settles down to watch the lights of the annual Christmas parade through the eyes of youngsters. Michelle Fields and Michala Durrance hand out sweet treats for the children from First State Banks parade oat. Kay Tisdale Reed serves as emcee for the annual Christmas parade down West Oak Street, giving color commentary on all the entrants. For some reason, Scooter looks less than thrilled to be wearing a jaunty Santa hat as he rides along the parade route. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Ashley Coone and President Penny Kurtz lead o the annual Arcadia Christmas Parade riding in a Mustang convertible. The DeSoto ARC Angels are decked out in Santa hats to march in the Christmas parade. The Arcadia Dance Academy oat is beautifully lit and their dancers all smiles along the parade route. Links2Success members parade along West Oak Street. An acrobatic juggler towers over the crowds as he walks along the parade route. Needless to say, he was a big hit with the kids. Vince Sica, CEO of DeSoto Memorial Hospital, waves to spectators as he walks along West Oak Street. Soa Garcia tells Santa what she wants for Christmas. Santa took time to talk to all the children who wanted to see him at the Chamber of Commerce building, following the Christmas parade. !.!!!J:,d / A r c 'r!i$IiL1 1II:"1APe :::. A .' ,44 4! tw. I+`:I ,, I I ,_ ihc I-.__ !: '"UJh(Ll ; ; . . ./ r dXlV &:t' 'C I 1wf J I mr'1 4 j t'r ,i I ( \f + !1r rsr. \ L:' . ; .; r n'' r+> C" ---:.;-----1!r{ I1_4pf ... . ,I 4 4". :T' rr I l I :w ," V p 1iv ., . w 1I __:!::'

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14 They made this game way too hard. That was DeSoto County varsity basket ball coach Richard Koonces opinion of his teams rst win of the season, as the Bulldogs came back to beat Hardee 63-54 behind Kari Williams 23 points and Tony Lees 15. Williams was the key all night as the big senior kept bringing the Bulldogs back into the game. It was Williams seven rst-quarter points that allowed the Bulldogs to hang on to a slim 17-15 lead. The Bulldogs committed 11 turnovers in that opening quarter after jumping out to a 10-3 lead. The Wildcats tied the game for the rst time at 22 with 4:27 left in the rst half. Just a minute later they had their rst lead of the game at 25-24. It was Williams who scored the next four points to put the Bulldogs back into the lead before Hardee went on a 9-0 run to take a six-point lead at 34-28 at the break. Late game heroicsWilliams scored six of the rst eight Bulldog points in the third quarter. His basket gave the Bulldogs the lead at the 3:13 mark. Quay Fudges basket gave the Bulldogs a three point lead at 40-37, but Hardee came back with ve points to retake the lead. Dequan Bowers-Richardson tied the game at 42 and Lee stole the ball and gave the Bulldogs a one-point lead into the nal eight minutes. Williams scored the rst eld goal in the nal quarter and then Lee took over. A Lee steal led to a ve-point lead and his three-point shot from way downtown gave DeSoto County an eight-point lead at 54-46. Lee put the icing on the cake when he hit two free throws and stole another Wildcat pass. His layup gave the Bulldogs their 63-54 rst win.Basketball 101In the locker room after the game Koonce told his team, When we do what were supposed to do, were a pretty good team. When we dont then we are a terrible team. We played together at times and sometimes we were individuals. We cant have that. Bulldogs notch first win of seasonBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR Bulldog senior Kari Williams gets over the Hardee defense and scores two of his seven rstquarter points. Williams led the team with 23 points in the 63-54 victory. The DeSoto County boys junior varsity basketball team shared the wealth and played strong defense to notch their first win of the sea son after dropping their first two games. The 70-41 win over Hardee brings the Bulldogs up to 1-2 on this young season. Twelve of the 14 play ers on the roster scored at least a point, with four players reaching double figures. Led by Lanaija Nesmith with 13 points, the other double-figure players were Nirion Washington with 12, followed by 11 by Caleb Blackwood and Jordan Lawson. The biggest cheer however, came from the players when a free throw by Earl Grace in the final seconds of the game put the Bulldogs up to the 70-point mark. Head Coach Darby Ellis said, We were supposed to win this game. We played better defense. It wasnt that we stopped them from scoring, it was that we were in the right positions at the right times in our defense. Nesmith has a 13-point average this season after scoring 12 and 14 in the first two games. I feel good that we got our first win. I just try my hardest to help my team to win the game, he said. We still need to work on our defense and layups.JV boys defeat HardeeBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe Bulldogs Jordan Lawson scores in the rst period of DeSoto Countys 70-41 win over the Hardee Wildcats. Lawson nished the game with 11 points.JV | 24 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Quay Fudge gets out of position on this shot that went through the net. The Bulldogs beat Hardee 63-54 in a Dec. 6 home game.WIN | 24 50457366 First Christian Church of Arcadia Music Ministries D e c e m b e r 2 9 2 0 1 3 December 29, 2013 a t 5 : 3 0 p m at 5:30pm C o m e O n e Come One, C o m e A l l Come All! H e a r G r e a t Hear Great C o u n t r y M u s i c Country Music 34 El Verano Ave., Arcadia (off N. Mills Ave.) Sponsoring T h o m a s Thomas S h e l t o n Shelton 17 1sit 500301P)mdome one,Come All!Hear GreatCountry Music

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The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian DeSoto County High School The varsity boys basketball team went 1-1 last week by beating Hardee but losing to Sebring. Kari Williams scored 31 against the Blue Streaks, which was more than half of the teams total. The junior varsity boys basketball team followed the varsitys footsteps, losing to Sebring and beating the Wildcats. The varsity girls basketball team lost to Sarasota 65-31 and Sebring By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ROUNDUP | 22 The Sarasota Sailors basketball team had a perfect season riding along with a 7-0 record. Then they lost to Southeast. Two days later the DeSoto County basketball team took the brunt of the Sailors anger in a 65-31 loss. The gym was unusually cold as many fans wore jackets while watching the game. Even the referees joked they might wear their jackets during the game The low temps might have explained the cold shooting for the Bulldogs, as they never led in the game. It could have been that they hadnt played since their win over Avon Park seven days earlier while the Sailors were fresh off a tournament. Its so important to have at least one practice before starting back up after a long break, but the Monday game didnt allow any time for that. Truth be told, however, the Sailors just have a better team than the Bulldogs. They only dressed seven players and any one of them could play equally as well as the others. The Bulldogs dont have anywhere near that kind of depth on the team. Sarasota looked like a team with an 8-1 record. They passed the ball crisply and quickly. They got the ball down the court one time for a score on four fast passes without the ball even touching the court! They handled the ball much better than the Bulldogs did and they found an open player under the basket many times for an easy two points off the glass. The Sailors kept an extra body on Tishonna Riley and held her to just two rst-half points. Meanwhile, Ladeja Dennis put up seven points and Victavia Blandin added another ve in the rst half. Shanita Nurse had three and Mariah Noble picked up the last of the 18 points in the half. The game got out of hand and the running clock was put into motion with just over two minutes left in the game. They only had seven play ers and we were supposed to run them to death but they did it to us. I dont know where our effort was tonight. This was a bad game tonight, said Bulldogs coach Joe Davis. Dennis led the team with 11 points and Riley was able to get a few more shots in the second half to end with nine points. Blandin added seven to go along with the rst-half totals of Noble and Nurse. Blandin said, It seemed like that team just had more energy than we did tonight. We have to work on keeping our heads up. When we get down we look like we just dont care anymore. We can always come back. I just dont know what hap pened to us. We just played a bad game, Nurse said. They did what we were supposed to do. It really is embarrassing to get beat like that.Sarasota dominates varsity girlsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Victavia Blandin gets fouled in the 65-31 loss at Sarasota. The DeSoto County junior varsity girls basketball team traveled to Sarasota Dec. 2 to play the Sarasota Sailors. The Bulldogs hadnt been in the gym for a week because of the Thanksgiving break and it showed as Sarasota coasted to an easy 48-22 win. The Sailors have a 5-1 record and dominated from the rst whistle. They had a tough press defense that rattled the Bulldogs players and created several turnovers throughout the game. The rst Bulldog shot came from Lexi Williams with 1:33 left in the opening period. Williams scored the only points of the quarter 33 seconds later to keep the Bulldogs from being shut out the entire period. Entering the second quarter with a 17-2 lead, the Sailors put the game away Rusty JV girls slammed by SailorsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR DeSoto County players Jayla Cowell and Sarah Bennett listen to pre-game instructions from coach Joe Davis.GIRLS | 22 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comShaderra Daily hustles after a rebound in DeSoto Countys 48-22 loss to Sarasota. Find The Perfect Companion... ...in the CLASSIFIEDS! 50457365 Nursery Provided First Presbyterian Church 213 W. Hickory Christmas Music Worship Service Sunday, December 15th 5:00 P.M. Everyone Welcome F r e e Free! F r e e F r e e Free! f .Tlipsly w11 a J'moon

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 Give the gift of a furever home ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comLatte, a Tonkinese cat, has striking blue eyes and beautiful dark markings on her cream-colored coat. Mrs. Claus holds a sweet black-and-white kitten ready for his forever home. He is an unneutered 6-month-old male who is a purring machine! This beautiful tiger-srtiped, unspayed female Siamese/ragdoll mix not only has gorgeous blue eyes but very unusual markings on her coat. The gray stripes are tinged with a bit of caramel coloring. These three-month-old Chihuahua/pug mix sisters are very sweet and easygoing. Could you see them in someones stockings on Christmas morning? The face of Phantom, a 2or 3-year-old unneutered male Jack Russell, is half pure white and half brown, reminding you of the Phantom of the Opera. This three-month-old male hound mix is big for his age but has a laid-back personality and loves to be held and snuggled. This three-month-old female cur mix has a bubbly personality and would be a great Christmas present for someone special. This two-year-old spritely little elf, who looks to be part Miniature Pinscher, says he wants kids for Christmas. Can you make his wish come true? This mom was brought in with her six-month-old male kitten. They are both manx cats, which have natural bob tails. This unique pair are ready for their new holiday home today!MORE INFO ...To learn more about any of the pets looking for a fur-ever home, visit DeSoto County Animal Services at 2048 N.E. McKay Street. Call 863-9934855 to make an appointment to visit them. SAVE $$$$$$Shop theClassifieds WE SPEAK SPANISHAlejandro Salgado SantiagoImmigration Attorney We O er Immigration Legal Services In: rf Work Visas, Investors Visas & Others ntbt Your Satisfaction is Our Pride rfntbrnb 2972789 50457315 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. SHOP50't0For Your S u nY' Keep Your Dollars In DeSotolipI I

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The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian Dozens of motorcycle riders thundered into downtown Arcadia Saturday morning, bringing with them teddy bears, games and dolls for Toys for Tots. Members of the Blue Knights motorcycle acionados who are retired from law enforcement along with other groups made the annual run from Charlotte County up U.S. Highway 17 North into Arcadia. Their purpose was to bring toys to children in need in DeSoto County. Several of them brought along toys strapped to their motorcycles, while more toys came in a trailer to the collection area in the former Arcadia Police Department ofces. There the toys are being sorted by gender and age. Families including around 1,700 children a few hundred more than last year have already signed up to receive toys. Organizer Bob Grinis hopes there will be enough toys for everyone, and notes Saturdays donations from the Charlotte County bikers will help signicantly. In DeSoto County, a small army of volunteers helped receive and sort toys on Saturday, and continue working through the distribution, which begins next week. Volunteers include Bob Grinis, Bev Grinis, Holly Layport, Melissa Moe, Dan Moe, Haleigh Layport, Aaron Layport, Tyler Bost, Nancy Moe, Sue Leversee Grossman, Billie Jo Goings, Daniel Goings, Pat Stanford, Bridgett Whidden and McKayla Moe. For more information on the Toys for Tots drive or to make a donation, call Grinis at 863-558-2415. Donation boxes have also been set up at several area stores.Bikers with toys roar into townBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comDozens of motorcycle riders, including the Blue Knights, rode from Punta Gorda to DeSoto County to deliver donated gifts for the Toys for Tots campaign. Inset: An estimated 60 to 70 motorcycles thundered into Arcadia Saturday morning to deliver donated toys for the annual Toys for Tots drive. Some of the riders bring toys strapped to their bikes, while others are hauled in a trailer to deliver gifts to Arcadias Toys for Tots campaign Saturday. Several groups of motorcycle riders donate their time and toys to brighten Christmas for area girls and boys. After riders arrived in Arcadia, they dropped o their toys at the old Arcadia Police Department where volunteers are sorting and wrapping them. Each rider received a Toys for Tots pin. Some of the Blue Knights (a group of motorcycle enthusiasts who are retired from law enforce ment) had some fuzzy passengers on their bikes for the ride from Punta Gorda to Arcadia. Family Service Center DIVISION OF CAREER AND ADULT EDUCATION 310 West Whidden Street Arcadia, FL 34266 Phone (863) 993-1333 desotoschools.com/fsc 50457356 A d m i n i s t r a t i v e Administrative O f f i c e Office S p e c i a l i s t C l a s s Specialist ClassC l a s s e s w i l l b e g i n Classes will begin J a n u a r y 6 2 0 1 4 January 6, 2014 a n d r u n and run M o n d a y F r i d a y Monday-Friday 8 : 0 0 a m 2 : 3 0 p m 8:00am -2:30pm Current TABE test required Down Payment due at registration Course concentrates on Technology and Business Software Applications M i c r o s o f t O f f i c e S u i t e Microsoft Office Suite F r o n t D e s k S p e c i a l i s t Front Desk Specialist A s s i s t a n t D i g i t a l Assistant Digital P r o d u c t i o n D e s i g n e r Production Designer A d m i n i s t r a t i v e A s s i s t a n t Administrative AssistantC l a s s s i z e i s l i m i t e d t o 1 0 Class size is limited to 10 s t u d e n t s s o c a l l n o w students so call now! AwF, Arrits,00pytPct F OFS TonN K9,904 O

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 Brussels sprouts and kohlrabi may be planted now in Florida. Kohlrabi is easy to grow; Brussels sprouts are a bit more demanding, but with patience and persistence, and some cool weather, you can grow sprouts in Florida. Good varieties of sprouts for Florida are Jade Cross hybrid and Long Island Improved. Try Early White Vienna or Early Purple Vienna kohlrabi. Started plants of both are usually not available. Thats OK, because both are easy to start and actually do better when started from seed directly in the garden. If plants are allowed to grow too long in cell packs they tend to become root bound and then fail to send out the broad mat of ne shallow roots theyll need to sustain growth. Brussels sprouts require full sun; kohlrabi will manage with a half day or more of sunlight. Both favor a pH close to neutral to 6.8. If your soil tests lower than that, apply dolomite lime a month or two before planting. After working up the seedbed, broadcast about a pound of 6-6-6 fertilizer per 100 square feet and apply about a half inch of water. The seeds of both are small and round, and often are coated with a fungicide to prevent seedling diseases. Brussels sprouts need plenty of space. Plant two or three seeds in groups about a foot apart. When plants have two true leaves, snip off the weakest ones leaving single plants spaced about a foot apart. Thin to 2 feet by 2 feet spacing. Kohlrabi may be grown at sixinch spacing in rows, or eight inches in wide beds. Cover seed lightly and press into damp soil. Seedlings will emerge in three days or so. Keep soil moderately moist. A thorough watering once a week will do Brussels sprouts and kohlrabigrow these unusual vegetablesOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke ksmoke@embarqmail.com once plants are past the seedling stage. As plants grow, add a mulch of hay to help keep down weeds and keep the soil cool. If youve grown cabbage, you may have noticed once the heads are mature small cabbage buds begin to form in the leaf axils. Brussels sprouts develop in the same way on elongated stems that may reach 3 ft. tall. This vegetable requires a long cool growing period, 100 to 120 days. At rst plants may not want to stand uprightbut eventually they will, and usually dont require staking. Brussels sprouts are heavy feeders; every 2-3 weeks scatter two tablespoons of fer tilizer around the base of the plant and water in. Avoid disturbing the shallow roots. Once the plant begins to develop a strong upright stalk, break off the lowermost ve or six leaves. This seems to send a message to the plant to start developing buds. When you see buds forming, switch to a fertilizer with higher nitrogen content. Its a good idea to use a product containing all the trace elements. We like to add a bit more mulch each time we fertilize. Aphids may be a problem for both vegetables, but Brussels sprouts will suffer the most if aphids arent controlled. Use a blast of water, or a soap spray containing garlic oil to help it stick and repel aphids. Neem oil spray is another option. If harvested sprouts are covered with aphids, soak in salt water to remove them. Root and stem rot may be a problem if soil is too wet. Cold weather is essential for the formation of tight compact buds. If we have a warm winter buds will not ll out properly. Theres not much you can do about it, but they are still edible. Both vegetables are cold hardy, and the avor of Brussels sprouts improves after frost. Harvest sprouts when they are -inch to 1-inch in diameter. Pick every few days, using a knife to slice off the bud and the leaf below. Removing the leaves encourages continued upward growth. By mid March growth begins to slow. Go ahead and lop off the central bud. All energy will be directed to the small buds already formedand theyll mature at the same time. Kohlrabi is not as demanding of cool temperatures, and may reach harvest size in 50 to 60 days. The name comes from the German words for cabbage and turnip, kohlrabi has a sweet nutty avor. The edible part is an enlarged stem just above the soil line. Leaves grow out from the stem in a concentric pattern giving it an odd appearance. Harvest kohlrabi when the stem is 1 to 2 inches in diameter. Beyond that size stems tend to get tough and woody, although there is a giant variety that remains tender up to eight inches diameter. Kohlrabi is delicious raw, and tender leaves may be added to salads too. Or slice and steam and serve as a vegetable. Young plants, less than one inch in diameter, may be quartered and stir fried, leaves and all. Kohlrabi is also a great addition to soups and salads. Kohlrabi will store well in the refriger ator for two to three weeks. It is high in potassium, vitamin C and ber. What to do with Brussels sprouts? Cook them in water until just tender then serve in a light cream sauce with a dash of nutmeg. Or garnish sprouts with thin orange slices and dust with nutmegit sounds unusual, but this spice compliments the avor of sprouts nicely. Weather SummaryOne of Floridas Automated Weather Network locations received over two inches of rain this past week. The remainder of the state was almost rain free. Defuniak Springs (Walton County) received the most rain with 2.13 inches. Nine locations in Florida had a high temperature of 86 or higher. The highest temperature was reported in Lake Alfred (Polk County) at 86.47 degrees. The lowest temperature was 42.47 degrees in Jay (Santa Rosa County).Field CropsCotton and soybean harvest was nishing up in the northern part of the State. Hay was still being harvested in Pasco County. Cover crops were being planted in Dixie County. Sugarcane harvest was proceeding as scheduled in Hendry and Glades counties.Fruits & Vegetables Vegetable harvest in Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee counties was ongoing. Disease in vegetables was noted due to scattered showers and foggy conditions. Winter greens were being planted in Bradford County. Cabbage planting will continue through December in Flagler and Putnam counties. Ground was being prepared in Flagler County for potatoes. Vegetables and fruits marketed included tomatoes, peppers, herbs, cucumbers, eggplant, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, snap beans, radishes, escarole, lettuce and kale.Livestock and PasturesThe cattle condition across the state ranged from fair to good. Calving was active in the southwestern part of the state. Pasture condition ranged from poor to excellent throughout the state. Cattlemen were feeding hay, as winter forage was not yet ready in most regions.CitrusRain was extremely light and scattered this week in the citrus growing region. 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Prestige Homes, Punta Gorda 941-637-1122 LOTS & ACREAGE1500 ARCADIA:Private Country Living: 2.5 Acres, Includes 3/2 MH & Carport Near I-75, W almart & Peace River Boat Ramp. $145k Cash. 941-743-6601 COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIALPROP1620 ARCADIA 4.4 ac By Owner! House & Shop, 800 ft. Hwy 17 Frontage, Zoned Comm. Info. 863-494-5540 or 863-244-3585 MEDICAL2030 DeSoto Health & Rehabhas the following job opportunities available:PTfor PT/FT/PRNRN PRN/FT/PT available for all shiftsDietary Manager F/T Fax resume to: (863)-494-9470 For questions call: (863)-494-5766 FIND YOUR BEST FRIEND IN THE CLASSIFIEDS! SKILLED TRADES2050 A well established local construction company is now seeking experienced personnel for employment:CONCRETE FINISHER ANDBACKHOE OPERATOR for lake excavation & slope work with the dirt crew. Benefits,apply in person to: 3801 North Orange Avenue Sarasota, FL. 34234 DFWP EOE SERVICE TECHSW ill train persons with Mechanical, Appliance and Auto body repair experience. 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NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013CA000758 Earl L. Carpenter and Diane VanSickle, Plaintiffs, vs Susan M. Creameans, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, successors in interest, assignees, lienors, trustees, beneficiaries, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against her, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:Defendant, Susan M. Creameans, her unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, successors in interest, assignees, lienors, trustees, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against her; all unknown natural persons if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and r espective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, or under those unknown natural persons; the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person claiming by, through, under, or against any corporation or other legal entity named or described as a defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants, or parties claiming to have any right, title, or interest in the property hereafter described, except for parties claiming by, through or under these Plaintiffs, and ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title on the following real property in DeSoto County, Florida: Parcel 12: Begin at the NE corner of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 8, Township 37 South, Range 25 East, thence N 89degrees 40 West along North line of said tract 245.0 feet; thence South and parallel to East line of said tract 467.0 ft.; thence S 001 degrees 01 West 55.0 ft. to P .O.B.; thence continue same line 68.0 ft.; thence N 89degrees 40 West 248.63 ft.; thence N NOTICE OFACTION3116 68.0 ft.; thence S 8940 East 248.65 ft. to P.O.B. a/k/a 5104 NE Sandy Road, Arcadia, Florida 34266. Parcel Identification Number: 0837-25-0100-0000-0120. Subject to reservations, restrictions and easements of record. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Sandra Sanders, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is P .O. Box 903, Arcadia, Florida 34265, on or before January 12, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on December 9, 2013. MITZIE McGAVIC Clerk of the Court By: /s/ N. Daughtrey as Deputy Clerk Published 12/12/13, 12/19/13, 12/26/13 & 1/2/14 203886 2976475 Advertise Today! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13DR765 DIVISION: Y olidabeth Ferrer, Petitioner and Santos Degollado, Jr., Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR T emporary Custody By Extended Family TO: Santos Degollado, Jr. Last known address: Bonita Springs YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Temporary Custody has been filed against you and that you are r equired to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Y olidabeth Ferrer whose address is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL34266 on or before January 13, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 115 East Oak St. Arcadia, FL34266 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the r elief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, FLorida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can r esult in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated December 11, 2013. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Marlene Harris Deputy Clerk Published 12/12/13, 12/19/13, 12/26/13, 1/2/14 131159 2976684 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2013-CP-092 Division Twelfth IN RE: ESTATE OF Richard W. Biehl Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of Richard W. Biehl, deceased, whose date of death was October 25, 2013, and whose social security number are xxx-xx-6867, is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET 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 December 12, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: Eugene E. Waldron, Jr. Primary Service E-mail: Service@eewj.com Secondary Service E-mail: Ewaldron@eewj.com Florida Bar No. 0794971 Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. 124 N. Brevard Ave Arcadia, Florida 34266 T elephone: (863) 494-4323 Personal Representative: Kathy Biehl 9401 SW Lipe Road Arcadia, Florida 34269 Published 12/12/13 & 12/19/13 228541 2976226 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-2010-CA-000895 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. SHAWN A. BARNEY, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated November 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 14-2010-CA-000895 of the Circuit Court of the NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DE SOTO COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and SHAWN A. BARNEY, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at 115 E. Oak St. Arcadia, FL, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 3 day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT THE SW CORNER OF NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST FOR P .O.B.; THENCE N 0 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 05 SECONDS W ALONG WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 402.56 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 55 SECONDS E, 498.00 FEET; THENCE S 2 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 49 SECONDS E, 405.03 FEET TO SOUTH LINE OF SAID TRACT; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 06 SECONDS W ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 514.00 FEET TO P .O.B. LESS R/W TO C-660 (FORMERLY SR #660) ALONG WEST SIDE. TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE PERPETUAL EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN AT A POINT 402.56 FEET NORTH OF THE SW CORNER OF NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN N 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 55 SECONDS E, 498.0 FEET; THENCE N 2 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 49 SECONDS W, 60.0 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 55 SECONDS W, 498.0 FEET; THENCE S 0 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 05 SECONDS E, 60.0 FEET TO P.O.B. LESS COUNTY ROAD R/W. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Arcadia, DE SOTO COUNTY, Florida, this 2nd day of December, 2013. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk CITIMORTGAGE, INC. c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Rd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 12/5/13 & 12/12/13 336737 2973895 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" NC :..3r_____________L-------------J

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 14-2012-CA-000814 Section: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS AND OTHER PARTIES TAKING INTEREST UNDER RANDALL C. HOPKINS; AND MARY L. HOPKINS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGPROPERTY TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS AND OTHER PARTIES TAKING INTEREST UNDER RANDALL C. HOPKINS, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: UNKNOWN Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has r emarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their r espective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in DeSoto County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: LOTS, 15,16,17 AND 18 OF HORSE CREEK ACRES, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGES 45A AND 45B, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 7912 Southwest Horse Creek Road, Arcadia, FL 34266 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 302A, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before January 13, 2014 and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately there after; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerk`s Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon re ceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 2nd day of December, 2013. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of the Circuit Court By:/s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 12/12/13 & 12/19/13 329037 2976256 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013CA000580AXMA SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM A. HOFFMEIER A/K/A BILL A. HOFFMEIER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 22, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-CA580 in the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and William A. Hoffmeier a/k/a Bill A. Hoffmeier and NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 Shirley M. Carrillo a/k/a Shirley M. Hoffmeier, are the Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Desoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, beginning at 11:00 am on the 21st day of January, 2014, the following described property in Desoto County, Florida: Lot 1 of Paul Yanosik Subdivision, as per Minor Plat Book 1, Page 87, Public Records of Desoto County, Florida, also being described as: Begin at the Northwest corner of the NE 1/4 of Section 19, Township 37 South, Range 25 East, Desoto County Florida; thence S 00 degrees 00 W along the W est line of said NE 1/4, 509.65 feet; thence N 89 degrees 56 E, 1127.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue same line, 136.00 feet to a point on the W esterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway No. 17; thence N 20 degrees 56 E along said right-of-way, 171.00 feet; thence N 69 degrees 03 W, 213.17 feet to a point on a curve having an arc distance of 215.78 feet, and a radius of 278.98 feet and a delta angle of 44 degrees 18; Thence Southwesterly along the arc of said curve, 99.42 feet; thence S 24 degrees 49 E, 197.66 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and Except road right-of-way to the State of Florida Department of Transportation on the East side, as described in Case # 99-557 CA, 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 26th day of November, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ B. Wynn DEPUTY CLERK Copies furnished to: Edmond Alonzo, Alonzo Law Offices, P.A., 217 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 W illiam A. Hoffmeier, 6693 NW Pine Bridge Dr., Arcadia, FL 34266 Shirley M. Carrillo a/k/a Shirley M. Hoffmeier,2162 Abalom St., Punta Gorda, FL 33980 Published 12/5/13 & 12/12/13 365872 297332 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-000630 DIVISION: THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK,AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2004-36CB MORTGAGE P ASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-36CB, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID G. FAN A/K/A DAVID GIA F AN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 26, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000630 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida in which The Bank Of New York Mellon f/k/a The Bank Of New York,as Trustee For The Certificateholders Of CWALT, Inc., Alternative Loan Trust 200436CB Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2004-36CB, is the Plaintiff and DAVID G. FAN a/k/a DAVID GIA FAN, MYLOAN THI NGUYEN, are defendants, the DeSoto County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266; DeSoto County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 9th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: ALL OF LOT 5 AND THE NE 1/2 OF LOT 4, BLOCK H, OF RIDGEWOOD SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF NOTICE OFSALE3130 RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, P AGE 85, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 235 MACON RD, 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 60 days after the sale. Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida on this 4th day of December, 2013. /s/ Erik DelEtoile Erik DelEtoile, Esq. FL Bar # 71675 Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P .O. Box 23028 T ampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com 11-68845 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Courts ADA Coordinator at 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876 for voice or (800) 955-8771 for hearing impaired, within two working days of your r eceipt of this document. TDD users may also call 1-800-9558771 for the Florida Relay Service. To file response please contact DeSoto County Clerk of Court, 115 E. Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, FL 34266, Tel: (863) 993-4876; Fax: (863) 9934669. Published 12/12/13 & 12/19/13 272484 2974546 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 14-2011-CA-001003 Division1 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MARILYN K. VAN DYK A/K/A MARILYN VAN DYK LAKE PEMBROKE HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., SUNTRUST BANK AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on November 25, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, The Clerk of the Court will sell the property situated in Desoto County, Florida described as: LOT 20, BLOCK 8, LAKE PEMBROKE SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGES 85 THROUGH 85B OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 12750 SW KINGSWAY CIR, LAKE SUZY, FL 34269; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on front steps of the DeSoto County Courthouse, on January 9, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 27th day of November, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Mitzie W. McGavic By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Invoice to: Edward B. Pritchard (813) 229-0900 x1309 Kass Shuler, P.A. P .O. Box 800 T ampa, FL 33601-0800 ForeclosureService@kasslaw.co m Published 12/12/13 & 12/19/13 101348 2974529 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.14-2012-CA-000513 Division WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ULISES HERNANDEZ AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause NOTICE OFSALE3130 on June 24, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, The Clerk of the Court will sell the property situated in Desoto County, Florida described as: P ARCEL A OF CHAPMAN SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN MINOR PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 147, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SE CORNER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE WEST ALONG SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 680.78 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 651.34 FEET TO THE SW CORNER OF THE EAST 1/2 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 01 WEST ALONG WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 802.21 FEET; THENCE EAST AND PARALLEL TO SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 651.34 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 01 E, 802.21 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 10 FOOT DRAINAGE EASEMENT ALONG THE WEST SIDE AND LESS RIGHT-OF-WAY TO COUNTY ROAD NO. 763 ALONG THE SOUTH SIDE AND ALSO RESERVATIONS, RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. and commonly known as: 11826 SE COUNTY ROAD 763, ARCADIA, FL 34266; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on front steps of the DeSoto County Courthouse, on January 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9 day of December, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Mitzie W. McGavic By:/s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 12/12/13 & 12/19/13 101348 2976221 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given, that we will sell or otherwise dispose of the contents of the following self storage units in order to satisfy the delinquent storage lien placed in accordance with the State of Florida Statute 83.806. UNIT#NAME CONTENTS 70W037 Richard B. Brooks Household Goods 70W049 Michael W. Washington, Household Goods 70W083 Adrian Aldape Household Goods 70W101 Richele I. Terstegge Household Goods 70W113 Lee W. Quave Household Goods The above 5 unit(s) are located @ 4599 NW Hwy 70, Arcadia, FL 34266 NS041 Kary M. Durrance Household Goods The above 1 unit(s) is located @ 4981 SW Hwy 17, Arcadia, FL 34266 The public sale will be conducted at Easy Mini Storage, 4599 N.W. Hwy. 70, Arcadia, Fl. 34266, at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 16, 2013. Units will be sold to the highest bidder. Open door sale, cash only. A cleaning deposit will be taken. (863) 993-2220. Published 12/7/13 & 12/12/13 222020 2974489 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 2012-CA-000819 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Plaintiff, vs. Barbara A. Palmer, individually and as Trustee of the Palmer Revocable Trust U/A dated February 4, 1998 and Carl Jensen, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 13, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA000819, of the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., is Plaintiff and Barbara A. Palmer, individually and as T rustee of the Palmer Revocable T rust U/A dated February 4, 1998 and Carl Jensen are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the South Door of the DeSoto NOTICE OFSALE3130 County Courthouse, located at 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 7th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 20, AND ALL OF LOT 21, AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 22, BLOCK 59, ORIGINAL SURVEY OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 67. Located: 226 SOUTH HERNANDO AVENUE, ARCADIA, FL 34266 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, this 19th day of November, 2013. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk Clarfield, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 561-713-1400 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 W est Palm Beach, FL 33401 Published 12/5/13 & 12/12/13 349874 2972846 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No.13CA000481 NEW SEASON PROPERTIES, L.L.C, Plaintiff V. NEW SEASON DEVELOPMENT OF DESOTO COUNTY, INC., Defendant NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of DESOTO County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in DESOTO County, Florida described as: Lots 1 through 11, Block S;, and Lots 4 and 5, Block J; Lot 21, Less the East 15 feet and Lots 11 and 22, Block C; Lots 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 and 24, Block H; Lots 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23. Block I; Lot 1, Block W; Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block V; and Lots 5, 6, and 7, Block U, EL DORADO PARK SUBDIVISION, as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Office of the clerk of the Circuit Court in and for DeSoto County, Florida, in Plat Book 5, Page 71. At public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the South steps of the Courthouse, 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266., on January 16, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863) 993-4876, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 27th day of November, 2013. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 12/12/13 & 12/19/13 119616 2974593 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013-CA-000298 IBERIABANK, successor in interest to CENTURY BANK, FSB, NOTICE OFSALE3130 Plaintiff, v. WHITFIELD INVESTMENT COMPANY and COASTAL FINANCIAL PARTNERS, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered September 4, 2013, and Order on Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated November 26, 2013, in Case Number 13 CA 298, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, the clerk shall offer for sale the property, situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: The North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida, less road right-of-way. T ogether with: The South 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 and the North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida. T ogether with: That part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida, lying East of SE Townsend Avenue. (collectively hereinafter the Real Property, Mortgaged Property, Land or Premises) Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments, appurtenances, privileges, rights, interests dower, r eversions, remainders and easements thereunto appertaining. T ogether with all of the following, r eferred to as the (Mortgaged Property): A. All structures and improvements on the Property. B. All right, title and interest to the minerals, soil, flowers, shrubs, crops, trees, timber, emblements and other products on, under or above the Real Property, or any part or parcel thereof. C. All of Mortgagors right, title, interest and privileges arising under all contracts and permits entered into or obtained in connection with the development or operation of the Real Property, including by way of example and not in limitation: all development and construction permits, approvals, resolutions, variances, licenses, and franchises granted by municipal, county, state and federal governmental authorities, or any of their respective agencies; all architectural, engineering, and construction contracts; all drawings, plans, specifications and plats; and all contracts and agreements for the furnishing of utilities. D. All of Mortgagors interest in all utility security deposits or bonds deposited in connection with the Real Property. E. All of Mortgagors interest as lessor in and to all leases or r ental arrangements affecting all or any part of the Real Property and all other rents and profits derived from the Real Property, all income or proceeds from development of or economic activity upon any part of the Real Property. F. All of Mortgagors interest in and to any and all contracts and agreements for the sale of the Real Property, or any part thereof or any interest therein, all interest in and right to earnest money deposits made upon such contracts and agreements. G. All land improvements to and upon the Real Property, including water, sanitary and storm sewer systems, and all related equipment and appurtenances thereto, located in, upon, over or under the Real Property. H. All machinery, apparatus, equipment, fittings, and fixtures, whether actually or constructively attached to the Real Property, and all trade, domestic, and ornamental fixtures and articles of personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever located in, upon, over or under the Real Property, or any part thereof, and used or usable in connection with any operation or development of the Real Property, and owned or acquired, including by way of example and not in limitation: heating, air conditioning, freezing, lighting, laundry, incinerating, and power equipment, engines, pipes, wells, water filtering systems and softening devices, water heaters, pumps, tanks, and motors; all swimming pools and appurtenances thereto; all electrical and plumbin g installations; all VM

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The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian Seacoast hosts annual artists reception ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comThe annual artists reception hosted by Seacoast National Bank, held Tuesday evening, allows art lovers to view and purchase original creations made by local artists. Artist Dotti Bade signs one of her paintings for a buyer at the arts recep tion hosted by Seacoast National Bank Tuesday. The bank invited artists to display their work. Susie Pate, right, is joined by Chip Ballard to provide some musical background for the annual artists reception hosted by Seacoast National Bank, in conjunction with the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council, to promote local artists in the holiday season. NOTICE OFSALE3130 furniture, furnishings, wall and floor coverings, blinds, elevators, appliances, television antennas and cables, storm and screen windows and doors, and lighting fixtures; all building materials and equipment delivered to the Real Property or stored at an off-site location which are intended to be installed on the Real Property. I. All right, title and interest in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing, or to accrue under any and all insurance policies which covers all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; all payments received under warranties applicable to all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; and any other amounts r eceived in satisfaction of claims for defects in all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property. T ogether with all leases and other tenant arrangements which may affect all or any portion of the property and all rents, income and profits arising from the Lease(s) and any and all other r ents, income or profits for the use and occupancy of the Property by any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity from whatever source derived. T ogether with all the third party contract rights, security deposits, r ents, revenues of any kind or nature, issues, profits and insurance proceeds arising from the Property, all leases affecting the Property and all contracts and contract rights relative to the sale of any portion of the Property. T ogether with A ll machinery, apparatus, equipment, fittings, fixtures, whether actually or constructively attached to the Property and including all trade, domestic and ornamental fixtures and articles of personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever located in, upon or under the Property including but not limited to all heating, air conditioning, freezing, lighting, laundry, incinerating and power equipment, engines, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conduits, switchboards, plumbing, lifting, cleaning, fire prevention, fire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating and communications apparatus, boilers, ranges, furnaces, oil burners or units thereof, appliances, air-cooling and air-conditioning apparatus, vacuum cleaning systems, elevators, escalators, shades, awnings, screens, storm doors and windows, stoves, wall beds, refrigerators, attached cabinets, partitions, ducts and compressors, rugs and carpets, draperies, furniture and furnishings, together with all building materials and equipment delivered to the Property and intended to be installed therein, including but not limited to lumber, plaster, cement, shingles, roofing, plumbing, fixtures, pipe, lath, wall board, cabinets, nails, sinks, toilets, furnaces, heaters, brick, tile, water heaters, screens, window frames, glass doors, flooring, paint, lighting fixtures, and unattached refrigerating, cooking, heating and ventilating appliances and equipment and intangible property; together with all proceeds, additions and accessions thereto and replacements thereof, including after acquired property. A ll of the water, sanitary and storm sewer systems located in, upon or under the Property, including but not limited to all water mains, service laterals, hydrants, valves and appurtenances, and all sanitary sewer lines, including mains, laterals, manholes and appurtenances. A ll rights, title and interest in and to the materials, soil, flowers, shrubs, crops, tree, timber and other emblements in, upon or under the Property. A ll paving for streets, roads, walkways or entrance ways owned and located on the Property. A ll interest as lessor in and to all leases or rental arrangements of the Property, or any part thereof, made and entered into, and in and to all leases or rental arrangements made and entered into, together with all rents and payments in lieu of rents, together with any and all guaranties of such leases or rental arrangements and including all security deposits and advance rentals, and any and all assignments of r ent with respect to the Property or any part thereof. A ny and all awards or payments, NOTICE OFSALE3130 including interest thereon, and the right to receive the same, as a r esult of (a) the exercise or the right of eminent domain, (b) the alteration of the grade of any street, or (c) any other injury to, taking of or decrease in the value of the Property. All of the right, title and interest in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing or to accrue under any and all insurance policies provided pursuant to the terms of the security agreements, and all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to (a) the Property herein, or (b) r ents, revenues, income, profits or proceeds from leases, franchises, concessions or licenses of or on any part of the Property. All contracts and contract rights of Debtor arising from contracts entered into in connection with development, construction upon or operation of the Property, and all of Debtors right, title and interest in and to any and all governmental licenses, permits, approvals, allocations and similar matters and documents obtained in connection with said development, construction and operation of the Property. All right, title and interest in and to any trade names, names of business or fictitious names of any kind used in conjunction with the operation of any business or endeavor located on the Property. All of Debtors interest in all utility security deposits or bonds with r espect to the Property or any part or parcel thereof. at Public Sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the south courthouse steps, Desoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 am on the 9th day of January, 2014. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated:December 2, 2013. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP 240 South Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34230 (941) 366-6660 (941) 366-3999 facsimile Primary E-mail: cvanhise@slk-law.com Secondary E-mail: dflayler@slk-law.com Attorneys for Plaintiff By: /s/Christian T. Van Hise Florida Bar No. 0058459 Original notice to be returned to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Bill to be mailed to Attorney for Plaintiff: Christian T. Van Hise, Esquire, P.O. Box 49948, Sarasota, FL 34230 NOTICE: IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DESOTO COUNTY JURY OFFICE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, (863) 9934876, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS DOCUMENT; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. Published 12/5/13 & 12/12/13 274145 2973306 OTHER NOTICES3138 Notice Physician Office Closing Please be advised as of December 31, 2013 DeSoto Memorial Hospital will no longer staff a physicians office specializing in OB/GYN services at 1012 N. Mills Avenue in Arcadia, Florida. Dr. Durfee resigned her position as of September 30, 2013 and we have been using temporary physicians to care for her patients since her departure. As the patient you are entitled to r etain a copy of your personal medical record. Please contact Mrs. Janet Page if you would like your medical records sent to OTHER NOTICES3138 another provider. Mrs. Page can be reached at (863) 494-8401 or 888 N. Robert Avenue in Arcadia. If you desire to continue to be seen by a local physician Dr. T eodorescu and Dr. Mohammadbhoy are available and may be contacted at Community Care Family Health Clinic located at 1110 E. Gibson Avenue, Arcadia, Florida 34266, Telephone number 863494-1918. Both Dr. Teodorescu and Dr. Mohammadbhoy have served this community for many years and would be happy to provide you with quality healthcare services. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Janet Page at (863) 494-8401. Thank you for your dedication and loyalty to DeSoto Memorial Hospital. AUCTIONS6020 MOVING AUCTION Sat, Dec. 14th at 10:00am 2652 SW Gator Trail Arcadia. T ractor w/bucket, finish mower, disc, 18ft car hauler, generators, welder, electric concrete mixer, power tools, panels, upright freezer, washer/dryer, living r oom & bedroom set, 2005 Dodge Minivan and much more! Call 863-990-6898 for info. Mike Ragan Auctioneer. AB1994 AU2723. 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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 precipitation, all a tenth of an inch or less. Wellington (Palm Beach County) recorded the most precipitation with 0.10 inches. Temperatures were in the low 80s through most of the citrus growing area. Growers and caretakers continued to irrigate due to dry conditions. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated Dec. 3, abnor mally dry conditions cover most of the Indian River and southern growing areas and portions of the northern and central areas. The western growing area remains drought free. Field workers are reporting small sizes on early and midseason oranges and Sunburst tangerines. Grove activity included resetting of new trees, pushing of dead groves and replanting new citrus, mowing, fertilizing and psyllid control. Thirty-seven of 44 packinghouses have opened and begun shipping small quantities of fruit. Fourteen of 19 processing plants are open so far this season. Crop Weather Reports are provided by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information visit www.nass.usda.gov.CROPFROM PAGE 18 The Artist of the Month Program has this month been graced with the lovely and serene paintings of Fay Binkley. A representative sample of her work is on display in the lobby of DeSoto Memorial Hospital for the month of December. Binkley discovered her artistic talents in a roundabout manner. Born on a farm in Ontario, she always enjoyed drawing. She took art as an elective in high school and found it useful in her career as a fth grade teacher. But art for arts sake had no place in her busy life. Marrying her childhood sweetheart and raising two daughters was enough to ll her days. As she says, the only painting she did was with a BIG brush. Time went by and eventually her husband, Raymond, retired. They became snowbirds, eeing the winters of Toronto for the balmy, laid-back life in Sunnybreeze. It was her husband Raymond who decided to try his hand at painting rst. He did very well and was juried into several shows and exhibits in Punta Gorda. Sadly, Raymond died suddenly two years later, walking off a tennis court. Fay had his paints and supplies. Rather than throw them away, she began to experiment with them. She took some lessons. To her surprise and delight, she has also been juried into some exhibits. Her paintings are realistic without any fussiness, very pleasing to the eye. She has tackled a variety of subjects including typical Heartland Florida scenes. Binkleys paintings will be on display for the month.Artist of the Month: Fay BinkleyBy JANE HILTONDESOTO ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comFay Binkleys art is realistic without being fussy. Binkley likes painting typical scenes of the Florida Heartland. A sense of humor in art is always refreshing: here, Binkley has depicted the artist sketching a scene while a painting of the scene lies not far away. by outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 15-5 to take a comfortable 32-7 lead at the half. Williams had four points, with Jayla Cowell adding two and Shaderra Daily scoring the other point on a free throw. DeSoto County Coach Joe Davis made some halftime adjustments that paid off as Cowell scored a basket and stole the inbounds pass to put up two more points in a span of four seconds. Cowell scored nine of the teams 11 third-quarter points for the Bulldogs, with Williams picking up the other two.GIRLSFROM PAGE 15The Bulldogs outscored Sarasota 11-10 in the third period. They were outscored by two in the nal period, so they lost the second half 16-15. That was a much better difference than the 32-7 rst half score.Turnovers, impatience hurt DawgsThe Bulldogs were plagued with turnovers throughout the contest. There were poor choices on passes and a lot of traveling calls due to trying to make the game faster. They need to gain a lot of experience and playing time this season. With little doubt as to the outcome of the game, the Bulldogs were still racing up the court trying to make everything a fast break. Davis told his young squad to slow down and work their plays. Take your time seemed to be the second-half slogan. It made sense considering they got blasted in the rst half trying to play at a varsity level in terms of speed of the game. When they took their time and worked the ball around to nd an open player, they were much more successful. That was the inexperience of the players coming through in the rst half as they tried to keep up with the quicker and more experienced Sailors. Cowell led the Bulldogs with 13 points followed by Williams with six. Daily wrapped up the scoring with three points. Daily didnt let the score determine her effort, hustling right to the nal whistle even though the game was out of hand. I dont need to be sad; that just lets the team down. Our coach tells us to play hard all the time so I did, she said. Cowell injured her ankle early in the rst half and said it didnt loosen up until the second half when she scored her nine points in the third period. Everything (ankle) was pretty tight until after the half. Coach kept telling me that I was doing a good job and when it felt better he said he wanted me to pick the team up. So I just did my best, she said. 49-34. The Lady Bulldogs blasted Hardee 69-37. Tishonna Riley scored 21, followed closely by Ladeja Dennis with 20. Eight of the 11 girls on the team scored. The JV girls basketball team lost at Sarasota and then were on the short end of a 41-39 squeaker against Sebring. The girls varsity soccer team was shut out by Cardinal Mooney 8-0 and then lost 2-1 against Sarasota Military Academy. They nished the week with a scoreless tie at Charlotte High School. The varsity boys soccer team shut out Cardinal Mooney 2-0 and then shut out Sarasota Military Academy 5-0. They also defeated the Charlotte Tarpons 5-1. The JV soccer team also defeated the Tarpons by the same 5-1 score.DeSoto County Middle School The boys basketball team was the only DeSoto County basketball team to beat Sebring last week with a 41-14 win. The girls team lost a heart breaker 21-20 to Sebring. That made the Bulldogs basketball teams 1-5 against Sebring. The middle school Panthers played Lake Placid to open their season. The girls lost, but the boys brought home a victory with an exciting 25-22 win over the Blue Streaks.Upcoming games The boys basketball team will be at Tenoroc tonight and home against Sebring tomorrow. Games start at 6 p.m. for JV and 7:30 p.m. for varsity. Varsity (no JV game) will host New Beginnings next Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The girls basketball team will visit Sebring tomorrow night and then Port Charlotte next Tuesday They also travel to Braden River next Thursday, as the Lady Bulldogs play four of the next five games on the road. Games begin at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The girls soccer team will host Cardinal Mooney tonight at 5:30 p.m. with a varsity-only contest. The boys team will play after the girls game is completed. The girls will be at Lake Placid next Monday with the JV game starting at 6 p.m. and the varsity to follow at 7:30 p.m. The boys will be home next Monday night as Lake Placid comes to town. The JV game begins at 6 p.m., with the varsity game at 7:30 p.m. The middle school Panthers will host Hill-Gustat tonight. The girls start at 5:30 p.m., with the boys game at 6:30 p.m. Both teams will be at Avon Park next Monday and then will not play again until Jan. 9 at home against Hardee.ROUNDUPFROM PAGE 15 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comKari Williams scored 31 of his teams 60 points in the loss to Sebring and then knocked down 23 more in the win over Hardee. He earned the Beef OBradys Athlete of the Week award for his excellent performances. UtAr'x k..' !, ,1 Yl 7 K11 . `F`i X14 Ytt }' IwaLJ xFF.F,14 aDESOTO!: CCl'a'OB&D9I

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The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian because their monthly disability or Social Security checks arrived after the citys new deadlines. In the end, after repeated complaints at city hall and during council meetings, the dates were adjusted to give residents additional time to pay their bills. Its understandable if the county needs to raise many of these rates to cover its operating costs. But approving increases to create an additional revenue source is unfair to cash-strapped residents. To several of the commissioners credit, however, they said they would not support increases with the goal of padding the countys coffers. Miller says hed like to come back with final numbers for the boards approval as soon as possible. Both the Utility Department and the board should take the time to fully understand the impact these changes are going to have on many residents who are struggling financially, and whether it would be wise to take their foot off the pedal for now. The county has the chance to learn from Arcadias missteps and assist the Utility Department in creating an effective customer service element that has been lacking in the past. This is an exciting time of growth for the Utility Department, but its success shouldnt come at the expense of residents financial health.OUR VIEWFROM PAGE 4 attorney saw to that. In 2003 or 2004, false and entrapped arrest at La Zeta. You walked over to me and told me to come to your vehicle so you could talk to me. I followed you to nd out what you wanted. You told me to turn around and put my hands behind my back, that I was trespassing on property of La Zeta. What a set-up. In 2013, another false arrest, again on Lowe St. I was standing on the edge of the street, not the homeowners property. This town and its citizens would get along just ne without you and your kind corrupt law enforcement and judicial system.Danny FLoyd ArcadiaLETTERSFROM PAGE 4at one of the only two cash registers out of 20 cash thats open! This years theme was Christmas Around the World, and Kay Tisdale Reed did such a great job emceeing the event, as she always does. She announces each oat or entry as it reaches her, and sure knows how to make each participant feel special and appreciated. We appreciate you as well, Kay, and thanks for all you do for our community. I think the real highlight of our parades is watching the faces of the children light up. So many are riding on the various oats, and many more are watching from the sidewalk, fascinated by the lights and sights, waving at friends, and receiving candy as the parade continues. There were some entries from which candy was thrown towards the curb, which deed the rules. A long-established habit of doing so is hard to break, but it needs to happen before somebodys little one gets injured or killed by running up near the oats to grab candy. Thats why people walk the route alongside their entry, so they can hand the goodies out next to the curb. The big nale is always the re truck, inching along at the rear of the parade, featuring Santa atop it, waving down to the awestruck children. Many follow him to the Chamber of Commerce, where he takes lots of time to listen to what the many children have to say when they sit on his knee. Hes always patient, and stays until the last wee one has had their turn, and thats a mighty ne thing. This year, however, after the children were all gone, I saw none other than Sheriff Will Wise sitting on Santas knee. Im not sure what he was telling the jolly old elf or asking of him, but it looked like a pretty special moment. I guess we never know when our inner child will make an appearance, and am not surprised that seeing Santa Claus would trigger it. Im thankful for all the folks who made this years parade a very fun success, whether they organized it, participated in it, or just came to enjoy it. Each of you played an important part in bringing an evening of joy to our community and are keeping a wonderful small-town tradition alive. May the children who had so much fun Saturday night someday be the same ones who are delighting their own grandchildren with such an evening for generations to come.GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 50457359 Full year delivery service of the weekly Arcadian Newspaper made possible by these local businesses: Home Owners Supply DeSoto Automall Sevigny Eye Care Call to start your subscription. Must be resident living in Desoto County and currently a non-subscriber Dont delay; this special offer ends 12-24-13. Our carrier delivery group is driving by you r home or business already. 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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, December 12, 2013 Missed layups can take a team out of a game very quickly and if they are open shots then it also can become embarrassing. Blackwood knows about missing layups and the effect it has on his upper body strength. Mr. Blackwood owes me 250 push-ups. He likes that finger roll layup but for every one he misses he owes me 50 push-ups, Ellis said. When informed about his push-up punishment, Blackwood responded, Yeah, coach says I owe him 250 for missing five layups, he said. We stressed defense and running our plays better in practice this week and we won so I thought maybe he would forget about the push-ups. The players gathered around in the locker room to see who scored the most points. Washington found out he missed being the top man by a point and lamented, I missed two layups tonight and they called a charge on another one. I should have had 18 but I missed some free throws. Thats the same thing that happened in middle school with me, too.JVFROM PAGE 14We have to work together and do what we tell you to do, and if you dont it will be a rst round exit for us (district tournament). Koonce said his team lacks basketball knowledge. He said they need to watch some college games and learn when to foul a player and when to shoot the ball. Simply put, they need to increase their basketball IQ. They dont know what they are supposed to do, they need to learn more about how to play the game, he said. We can look good for two minutes then bad for the next two minutes. Although Williams led the team in scoring, he took the brunt of Koonces wrath during a DeSoto timeout midway into the nal quarter. Koonce, who towers over his 6 senior, met him at midcourt and held a private conversation with Williams. When asked about the incident, WINFROM PAGE 14 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Nirion Washington puts up two of his 12 points in the 70-41 win over Hardee.Williams sheepishly smiled and said, He got on me pretty good and he was loud too! I shot a three pointer that didnt go in. Tony had just made one and I thought I had a good shot so I took it. Thats not what he wanted. He wanted to swing the ball and eat up the clock. He motivated me, he got me looking crazy in front of the crowd so I felt I had to prove myself. The next time that happens Im going to pass the ball. After a long pause Williams added, Or maybe Ill drive to the hole, but Im not going to shoot a three! The lesson was learned. Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. 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