The Arcadian

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The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
DeSoto sun herald
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DeSoto County Pub. Co., Inc.
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Arcadia DeSoto County Fla
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December 30, 1964
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January 2, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsPARADE WINNERS NAMEDAwards are given to the winning units and floats in the Veterans Day Parade.PAGE 12 A section of the SunINSIDE Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Family Album ..........5 Calendar ..............6 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........19 COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND: Gene Watson takes the stage in Port Charlotte tomorrow ....................... 2 CHRISTMAS PARADE: Craigs RV residents display golf carts decorated to the hilt .......................... 12 IN REMEMBRANCE: Our annual ist of those who have left us over the past year ........................... 13 Members and friends of the DeSoto County Historical Society recently erected three directional signs for Oak Ridge Cemetery on Lee Avenue at the intersections of Magnolia (aka State Road 70 East), Oak, and Whidden streets. Tom Gaskins made the signs. Although he has lived most of his life in Glades County, he was born and has deep roots in DeSoto County. His great-grandfather, Tom Gaskins I, invented the automatic railroad car coupler, opened a store in Arcadia in the 1880s and helped to build the rst St. Edmund the Martyr Episcopal Church. Tom Gaskins II invented the Gator Roach Hives insecticide that was manufactured in Arcadia until the 1980s. Tom Gaskins III also a prolic inventor founded the Cypress Knee Museum near Palmdale. Gaskins IV, who invented ice grippers, continues to make a turkey call that his father designed and that is sold nationally. The cemetery signs demonstrate his many years of experience as a woodworker. He used solid mahogany, a long-lasting Florida native hardwood once prized in boat-building. He routed the letters and then painted them with reective yellow paint. Each sign forms an arrow pointing to the cemetery. I designed signs that would be in keeping with the character of historic Arcadia, he said. As best as I can gure, Oak Ridge Cemetery has existed for 130 years without any signs to direct people how to get there. These signs should last at least another 130 years. The society is grateful to him for crafting the signs and to those who helped to install them: Gaskins, his son Tim Gaskins, Arlene Conley, Warren Conley and Michael Conklin. The society also appreciates the owners who agreed to locate the signs on their property. For information, call Bebe Bradbury at 863-4946607 or email bebebradbury@ gmail.com.New signs point the way to Oak Ridge CemeteryBy CAROL MAHLERDESOTO CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTOS PROVIDED BY CAROL MAHLERWarren and Arlene Conley stand with the sign they erected at the corner of Lee Avenue and Whidden Street. At left: Michael Conklin, Carol Mahler, and Warren Conley stand behind the sign they installed at the corner of Lee Avenue and Magnolia Street (State Road 70 East). DeSoto County now has its own certied group of Florida Master Naturalists. On Dec.14, six people graduated as FMN. All six completed the three modules that make up the core of the program. Five of the six are from DeSoto County: Devin Lawrence (now a Hardee County resident who grew up in DeSoto County), Wayne Naumburg, Evelyn Sasser, Michael Rhodes, and John Reynolds. John Shillady of Highlands County was the sixth member of this group of newly certied FMN. Forest Reynolds was recognized as an honorary Outstanding DeSoto Naturalist. The Florida Master Naturalist Program is a non-degree curriculum offered by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences of the University of Florida. The courses combine classroom time followed by eld trips designed to both supplement and compliment the classroom instruction. The curriculum consists of the three DeSoto has new certified naturalistsBY JERRY WATERS The rst group of Florida Master Naturalists from DeSoto County are, front row, from left: Linda Waters (instructor), Evelyn Sasser, Forest Reynolds (honorary graduate), and John Reynolds; back row: Jerry Waters (instructor), Wayne Naumburg, Devin Lawrence, Michael Rhodes and John Sillady.PHOTO PROVIDED BY JERRY WATERSCERTIFIED | 3 "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" )IV AVVRCAD,1,9),. i,_ tIV4I. 74 li-III-Q,Awl,I-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7 05252 51621 6

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 DeSoto General Manager .................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DeSOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 tjewell@sun-herald.com jbierman@sun-herald.com DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto ...............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore jgallimore@sun-herald.com Susan Hoffman shoffman@sun-herald.com Steve Bauer sbauer@sun-herald.com Tami Jewell tjewell@sun-herald.com Jackie Bierman jbierman@sun-herald.com Kyle Gallimore kgallimore@sun-herald.com DEADLINESEditorial: Monday Noon Classified & Legal Ads: Wednesday 11 a.m. Display Ads: Friday 5 p.m. (or Noon Monday for camera ready ads only) Classified & Legal Advertising 863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 jbierman@sun-herald.com ONLINE www.yoursun.net Like The Arcadian on Facebook Seniors at DeSoto County High School will want to check out the opportunities for nancial aid during the Jan. 29 Financial Aid Fair at the high school gym. Organized by Links2Success and sponsored by many local businesses and organizations, the event will help students get started on their nancial planning. All seniors who attend are also eligible for prizes including a $500 scholarship. College-bound students can get college advice and information on Federal Student Aid, along with food, games, scholarships and more. The Financial Aid Fair will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Local business sponsors include Peace River Citrus Products, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Mosaic, DeSoto County Education Foundation, Florida Department of Education, Hackney, Ames and Co, PA, BetterGro, South Florida State College Foundation, D-Fy (Drug Free Youth of DeSoto), First State Bank of Arcadia, FPL, Tremron, Mason G. Smoak Foundation and South Florida State College. Links2Success is a 501(c)(3) nonprot organization and all donations are tax deductible. For details on being a sponsor or donating toward the rafe, call 863-990-0527 or mail donations to 907 S. Orange Ave., Arcadia 34266.Financial aid fair set for DCHS seniorsSUBMITTED B y ASHLEY COONELINKS2SUCCESS Legendary country music performer Gene Watson and his Farewell Party Band will perform at 6:30 p.m. tomor row at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County. Watson has had a stellar career including six No. 1 country hits, 23 Top Tens and more than 75 charted songs. A native of Texas, he was inducted into the inaugural class for the Houston Music Hall of Fame, and is also in the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame. Opening for Watson at 6 p.m. will be Floridas beloved Cowboy Poet Laureate, Carl Sharp. A true patriot and a working cowboy, Sharp presents poetry that is sometimes humorous, sometimes poignant, and always entertaining. At the age of 99, Sharp still performs across the state at rodeos and other venues, and when he recites his cowboy poems, he never fails to earn a standing ovation. With one of the most stunning voices in country music, Watson continues to record new albums and in recent years received accolades including many year-end Album of the Year picks and one Album of the Decade from an enthusiastic music critic. USA Today says, Gene Watson is one of the countrys nest singers, while the Associated Press says, Hes never sounded better, which is saying something. Watsons most current 2012 release is his 25 Greatest Hits which he faithfully re-recorded in the same keys as the originals. Asked how he keeps his show exciting after all these years, Watson said, Every time I step out on that stage and see that audience, its a new beginning. Even though Ive sung these songs millions of times, I look at each one like its brand new to me. Every night, I try to deliver that song the best that I can. Its not only the media pointing to Watson as one of the greatest surviving legends still singing classic country. Music Row insiders hail Gene Watson as The Singers Singer. I would be hard pressed to nd anyone who didnt want to sing with Gene Watson. This man is a real country singer, said Vince Gill. And Ray Price said, I have too many (favorite singers) to name, but Gene Watson would be right around the top of the list. Watsons country classics include Love In The Hot Afternoon, Paper Rosie, Farewell Party, Should I Come Home (Or Should I Go Crazy), When We Were Down To Nothing (Nothing Sure Looked Good On You), Any Which Way You Can, Fourteen Carat Mind, Speak Softly (Youre Talking To My Heart), Youre Out Doing What Im Here Doing Without, Sometimes I Get Lucky and Drinkin My Way Back Home, just to name a few. Watson is one of the rare singers who still sings in the same key as he did 30 years ago and his audiences respond with standing ovations night after night when he nails the octave-jumping last note on his most requested song, the now country classic Farewell Party. Considered one of the nest pure-country singers of his generation, Watson offers up one of the best traditional country shows in the business. His stunning voice captivates audiences and keeps his fans coming back again and again. JG Big Star Productions brings Watson to the stage at the Cultural Center of Charlotte County, 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte. Tickets range from $35 to $50 each. To order or reserve your tickets, call 941-625-4175 ext. 221, or visit www.theculturalcenter.com.County legend Gene Watson returns tomorrowBy JOE GALLIMOREARCADIAN PUBLISHER PHOTO PROVIDEDCountry music legend Gene Watson will perform tomorrow at the Charlotte Cultural Center. As 2014 begins, uninsured citizens in DeSoto County still have time to participate in the Affordable Health Care Reform Act open enrollment. Dont panic said Tom Guidry, a local insurance agent at DeSoto Insurance Agency. Wihile the original Dec. 24 deadline has already passed, it is not too late to enroll with coverage starting in February. There are no penalties if you sign up before the rst-year open enrollment period that ends March 31. The next open enrollment period does not begin until October 2014. Guidry, a DeSoto County native, has over 25 years in the insurance industry and is licensed and certied under the Affordable Health Care Reform Act, making him a busy man who knows his way around this new and often complex process. We prefer you call and make an appointment for a personal, one-on-one sit-down, Guidry said. Time to go over the process usually takes approximately one hour. It can be a bit confusing to some, but I am here for the residents of DeSoto County to assist with navigation through the enrollment process, if they feel they need help. The premiums can vary, depending on age, residence, plans chosen and possible assistance from federal government subsidies. Subsidy qualications are determined by income restrictions, so they vary for each individuals scenario. For an appointment with Tom, give him a call at DeSoto Insurance Agency, 863-494-2232 ext. 203, stop by the ofce at 243 N. Brevard Avenue in Arcadia (open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday), or email Tom@desotoinsurance.com.Still time to get Affordable Care insuranceBy HAYLEY MERCERARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSLibrary association holds Annual book saleCivil War history, classic and popular mysteries, how-to manuals, childrens stories, and more are available at the DeSoto County Library Associations book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Jan. 4, in the gazebo at the Tree of Knowledge Park in downtown Arcadia. Books will be sold by the pound, so come early for the best selection. The volumes have an impressive range of subjects and variety of authors. Some seem brand new, while others may be collectible. All proceeds benet the Library Association, which provides support and extras for the DeSoto County Library, such as funding childrens programs, staff development, and book purchases. Donations of gently used paper back and hard cover books will be accepted until Friday, January 3, at the Arcadia branch of Mid-Florida Credit Union, 128 S. Brevard Avenue (U.S. Highway 17 North) in the lobby 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mon., Tues, and Thurs.; 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wed.; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fri.; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat.; or in the drive-through 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mon.-Fri. and 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat. For more information about the sale, call 863-993-4231.Attention, DeSoto craftersThe DeSoto County fair coming. All you deSoto County crafters should be busy making items to enter in the annual craft show. You may enter anything you have made, canned or painted yourself. All entries must have been made within the past year, be clean and in good condition, be handmade and the work of the exhibitor. Bring your craft entries to the Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11. They will then be on display for the duration of the Fair, which runs Jan. 17-26. 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The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian core modules (Coastal, Uplands and Wetlands), as well as four special topics modules (Habitat Evaluation, Wildlife Monitoring, Conservation and Environmental Interpretation). To become a certied Florida Master Naturalist, one must complete the three core modules. Those who complete all seven modules are recognized as Advanced Florida Master Naturalists. The Uplands class will be the next FMN course offered here in county. It begins Jan. 11at the County Extension Ofce. Registration can be completed online at http://conference.ifas.u.edu/fmnp/ upland.htm.CERTIFIEDFROM PAGE 1 As kindergarteners settle into their rst year of school, they can look forward to a special visit from a local nancial institution. Beginning in December, Midorida Credit Union kicked off its eighth annual Gift of Reading program. As part of the Gift of Reading program, volunteers will read to every kindergarten class in Polk, Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto, Okeechobee and Indian River counties, as well as a few schools in the Tampa area. Afterward, a copy of the book will be given to all kindergarten teachers and students, as well as to each schools media center. This years book, The Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf, was chosen because of its beautifully painted images and clever storytelling. Author Mark Teague also created the edge-to-edge oil paintings that illustrate the book. This book has a great message that highlights responsible spending in combination with acceptance and forgiveness, said Jeanette Wallace, Assistant Vice President and Community Relations Coordinator for Midorida. It was an easy choice for us as a nancial institution, as our mission has always been to improve the nancial well-being of our mem bers. Teaching children this lesson early on with a dose of humor seemed like the perfect t. Midoridas commitment to this program goes further than just footing the bill for 14,000 books. The credit union also provides the manpower that makes the Gift of Reading program a success each year. More than 50 volunteers are recruited from its staff, senior management team and board of directors to visit more than 100 elementary schools within their service area. We look forward to our Gift of Reading program every year, said Wallace. Its a great way to participate in the education of the children in our communities and the experience is just as rewarding for our volunteers. Midorida is a state-chartered nancial institution headquartered in Lakeland. The credit union has grown to serve almost 200,000 members with assets nearing $1.9 billion through its network of branches, more than 60 ATMs, and through its website, midorida.com. Midorida Credit Union is open for membership to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school within their service area of 18 Central Florida counties spanning from coast to coast.Midflorida gives the gift of readingSUBMITTED B Y JUDY KIRKPATRICKMIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION PHOTO PROVIDED BY JUDY KIRKPATRICKKelli Werner, Assistant Branch Manager at Midorida Credit Union, visited Nocatee Elementary School. Each year Midorida Credit Union has a representative read to the kindergarten classes in DeSoto County. A special new book is selected every year. The students then receive that book to take home to their family. 1964: Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Fletcher, and daughter Ann, returned home Sunday afternoon from Arkansas after spending the holidays with Mrs. Fletchers mother, Mrs. A.C. McGregor. Dr. and Mrs. William Clement, accompanied by his nephew Billy Clement and his niece Martha Ann Clement, went to Miami Saturday to attend a wedding of another nephew, Doug Clement. Mrs. William Clement and Bobby Lee drove went down on Thursday so Bobby Lee could practice to be the flower girl. Miss Bobbie Amos was chosen National Guard Battery Beauty Queen for the year of 1964. Miss Amos is a graduate of DHS and makes her home in Arcadia. DeSotos New Year Baby is Randy Joe Sowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dallas R. Sowell of Nocatee. The new baby registered in at Arcadia General This Week in DeSoto CountyHospital at 12:55 p.m., delivered by Dr. Calvin W. Martin. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces. The youth received a large array of gifts from local merchants as the First Baby of 1964. 1969: Mr. and Mrs. Dolan Zetrouer of Bridle Path are the proud parents of a daughter born at 8:53 a.m. on January 2, 1969, the First New Years Baby in DeSoto County. Tami Sue is the Zetrouers second child. Dr. Sam Agnew was Mrs. Zetrouers doctor. Lt. Larry Hudson, of Fort Rucker, Alabama, spent the Christmas holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hudson of Fort Ogden. Richard W. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard H. Johnson of Arcadia, was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps during graduation ceremonies at Quantico, Virginia. Vince Hall will be sworn in Tuesday, January 7, as County Judge for DeSoto County. Hall had been in private law practice here with Fletcher Brown for almost four years before he threw his hat in the political ring. David Thornton will assume Hayley Mercer hayleymariemercer@gmail.comCompiled from back issues of The ArcadianTHIS WEEK | 10 BREAKFAST SPECIALS 10PM5AM 7 DAYS A WEEK 1 1 2 1 E O a k S t A r c a d i a F L 8 6 3 4 9 4 4 4 0 4 1121 E. 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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 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 Nine steps to a better DeSotoThis is the time for making New Years resolutions. Here are a few wed like to suggest: 1. The City of Arcadia should resolve to choose the best city person they can nd to serve as the next city administrator. Dont be satised with people you know; go out in the marketplace and see who else might be available before making your decision. Look for someone with strong experience in city government, a proven leader, someone with good judgment, common sense and no personal axes to grind. Resolve to act civilly and with respect in council meetings (and this applies to the audience too) no eye-rolling, speaking out of turn, shouting from the audience, making snide remarks or interrupting. 2. DeSoto County should resolve to explore the best ways to nance both the Sheriffs Ofce facility and the Public Safety department. Look for creative ways to pay for these costly but essential facilities. The county should also resolve to do something positive with the $150,000 set aside for economic development. Lets have some visible results that show were making progress. 3. The DeSoto County School District should resolve to release, nally, the results of the investigation that led to several top high school administrators being removed from their jobs and explain why it took a year for us to learn the outcome. The district should also tackle the grade situation and help students make some real progress. 4. DeSoto Memorial Hospital should resolve to examine its nancial situation carefully to nd ways to cut its expenses rather than simply leaning on taxpay ers. DMH should also see if it can work cooperatively with the DeSoto County Health Department both entities have many talented people and we think if they put their heads together, they might nd creative ways to address the hospitals nancial situation. 5. The Homeless Coalition should resolve to develop real solutions to address the plight of the countys homeless people. Explore creative ways to come up with funding, such as grants enlist the aid of people who are experienced grant-writers, and consider unconventional options, such as turning foreclosures into solutions. Get the community involved in addressing this important problem. 6. The Chamber of Commerce should resolve to work closely with the countys Economic Development Advisory Committee and Tourism Development to reach outside of the county to bring businesses and visitors here. Its nice for member to meet with each other twice a month, but lets bring some folks from outside DeSoto and show them what theyve been missing. 7. Both the county and the city, along with the school board, should resolve to do a better job reaching out to citizens. We note, for instance, a lack of local government reps at some of our parades and other events. Show up at some of the things you might not normally attend: art shows, house | LETTER TO THE EDITORCHILD NUTRITION MATTERSEditor: As a mother, grandmother, and a childcare owner, the following concerns and troubles me. America, one of the wealthiest countries in the world, has 16 million children who are hungry. In Florida alone we suffer one of the highest food insecure rates in the country at 16.1 percent. Abraham Maslows, an American psychologist, was best known for his Hierarchy Of Needs which states a child cannot begin to learn until his basic needs are met. Basic needs: air, food, drink, shelter, and warmth. Here are some positive programs: The Community Eligibility Option for school systems that have at least 40 percent or more students whose families are identied as low income. The school can provide meals for free for those children. Healthy Hungry Free Kids Act of 2010 is another program. Florida became eligible this year and the program becomes a nationwide option in the 2014-2015 school year. Most early learning childcare facilities are on the USDA food program which provides proportioned healthy foods for children. Schools have Stuff The Backpack Programs to send home food for the weekend, but not all schools have the program. Growing Healthy Kids teaches families to cook healthy and eat healthy and how to shop on a budget. Growing Healthy Kids does this in DeSoto County through childcare facilities that utilize the program. What happens when the children go home for the day? Over the weekends? And school holidays? We need more programs like these to help our children learn.Charmie Lane The Discovery Center ArcadiaLooking forward to a new year and looking back on good timesWhat?! Another new year here already? I dont know about you, but I still cant believe the 1970s are gone myself. With 2014 here and the realization that it means Ive been subjecting yall to my mental meanderings for 32 years now, it could only serve to render me a bit reective, so heres my latest notion. The world is spinning a lot faster than it used to, time is whizzing by, and our lifes hourglass seems to be losing sand faster than it used to, at least in my mind. When I think of all the changes weve seen and all the things that have slipped into history Im not sure how I feel. Youve heard of the nest generation, the Me generation, Generation X and all that folks in my age bracket will be the Last Generation for some things. Im thinking well be the last generation who actually took time to write letters by hand, the last to lick a stamp and send (non-electronic) Christmas cards, and the last to have been taught cursive writing in school. Were the last to use a rotary-dial phone, the last to remember live operators, and the last to endure party lines. Many of us alive today will the last to remember when Pearl Harbor was attacked, the last to recall exactly where we were when it was announced that President Kennedy was killed, and the last to remember when Old Glory gained two stars with the addition of Alaska and Hawaii to these United States. We could be the last to have ever used a real chalkboard in school, as well as the last to have run a projector or a mimeograph machine, or to have been sent outside by our teachers to whack erasers on the wall to get the chalk out of them. Certainly were the last to recite The Lords Prayer in the classroom of a public school, sadly. Were the last generation to churn ice cream by hand, the last to use an outhouse, and the last to remember when chamber pots were used (and what they were used for). Hard to believe well be the last to ever recall | 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 | 11 Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.comGRITS & PIECES | 11 You CRm P-0j, 8uT You cftm` M?DE,feu LITTLE WRIPPR-WAPPERISoMeotYCAUTW 6l,C4, Q) A$USE HtTLINEL WANT MY MoMltyP = 0 FwN ForouRrp(wG, 9-Ti-\e J-/.ZI Lt

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The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | 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 PC Empire crew and owner donated 37 turkeys for Thanksgiving to The Pleasant Hill Methodist Church. The turkeys were cooked and meals were prepared by members of the church and delivered to more than 100 homebound residents in Arcadia. Many of those residents have no transportation or access to transportation so the Pleasant Hill Outreach Team delivered meals to them. The meals are a regular part of Pleasant Hills continuing efforts to reach the community in unique ways on a regular basis. PC Empire has been in the forefront of giving back to the community since opening in Arcadia. They have donated to Kidz Kamp, the free summer day camp at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church for two years PC Empire donates turkeysBy REV. PATRICK ELMOREPASTOR, PLEASANT HILL UMCin a row, and are constantly seeking ways to give back to the community by giving to and supporting community outreach efforts. The church thanks Matt Bullion, Ben Wiley, Courtney Corbett and employees from the Wauchula and Punta Gorda stores of PC Empire. PHOTO PROVIDEDAlexander Walls (aka Poo Bear) Wow, here it is four years you have been gone but it seems like yesterday to me. Love you, son, sleep on. Love, Ma FayeIn loving memory PHOTO PROVIDEDCelebration of Life Honoring the memory of the late Overseer, Christine Kirkland will be held at 7 p.m. on Jan. 4 at the True Miracle Church of the Living God, Arcadia. Celebration of Life Christine Kirkland G A R A G E S A L E 1 B L O C K B N 2 1 5 I B R A K E F O R G A R A G E S A L E S GONESHOPPINGI2 SHOPSHOP LOCALLY SAVE GASMY FAVORITE STORELOCAL SHOPSHOMERESTAURANT FOR LUNCHFINE DININGGROCERIES SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50457355 BPI00#1.bhn Mmnl. D. O. WATEN'S LOGYoenMAroE Cypress St Ems' to r. ? ZNEIo mZ ZHickory StLewellyn Cassels Dr John MinniARNPoi

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Board of directors meets on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., at The Arcadian, 108 S. Polk. Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast is at 8 a.m. the first Thursday monthly. Each months location will be announced. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every first Thursday at 5 p.m. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3. For information, call Charles Godwin at 941-357-3945, Mildred Daniels at 993-0373, or Curtis Clark at 263-2935. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. ACCESS office is open from 1-4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. FRIDAY Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents Friday Night Live with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrust drive-through). For information call 244-4341. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 8 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY Jan. 4 is the date for art intake for the annual DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council, at the Martin Art Gallery at Florida Outdoor Properties, 207 E. Magnolia Ave. Free for members, $15 per entry for nonmembers, up to 3 pieces per artist. You may prereregister to desotoartscouncilinfo@gmail.com by noon Thursday, Jan 2; your entry form and inventory tags will then be preprinted for you. For details, call Jane at 494-0630. The annual Book Sale by the DeSoto County Library Association is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 4 at the gazebo in the Tree of Knowledge Park. Books sold by the pound. Wide range of topics included. Donations of gently used books being accepted through Jan. 3 at Mid-Florida Credit Union, 128 S. Brevard Ave., in the lobby from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon., Tues. and Thurs., to 6 p.m. Friday and to 1 p.m. Sat. For details, call 993-4231. Arcadia Dance Academy will hold registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 4 at 1423 N.E. Wayne St., Arcadia. Dance classes are offered for girls and boys in ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop. Class size is limited. Call 263-8375 for more information. The Olde Town Market and MainStreet Farmers Market are held the first Saturday every month in downtown Arcadia from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh produce,pickled products,jams, jellies, homemade granola bars, baked goods, fresh and dried herbs, arts, crafts, woodworking, quilts, sewing, plants and other goodies. For vendor info call the Arcadia Main Street office at 494-2020. Boaters Get-Together meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at Nav-A-Gator Grill, 9700 S.W. Riverview Circle (off Kings Hwy/C.R. 769). For more information, call 941-627-3474. 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 St. Pauls Knights of Columbus will hold a pancake sausage breakfast on Jan. 5. The public is welcome. Money raised will support the Knights various charitable causes. For more information,call Richard Jordon at 444-0082. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY The City Administrator Search Committee will hold its first meeting at 4 p.m. today. The public is welcome to attend. 4-H county council, leaders and volunteers meet at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the DeSoto County Turner Center extension office. The AA G.I.R.L.S. business meeting is held the first Monday at 7:15 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. The Arcadia Garden Club meets at noon on the first Monday of each month Oct. through June at its office, 1005 W. Magnolia St. Bring a covered dish to share. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. All are welcome. A women-only G.I.R.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-426-7655 or visit www. district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. A faith-based addiction recovery ministry meets at 7:30 p.m. every Monday at the Nocatee Baptist Church (red brick church) on U.S. Highway 17 in Nocatee. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. TUESDAY Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weightwatchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, starting Nov. 12, at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North, Arcadia. For information, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. ACCESS office is open from 9 a.m. to noon today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. Suncoast Community Blood Bank is open from noon to 6 p.m. today at 710 N. Brevard Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Arcadia. For more information, call 993-9366. WEDNESDAY Nature Talk: Master naturalist John Phillips shares how plants survive in droughts and floods, 10 a.m. on Jan. 8 at DeSoto County Library. Free. Gregg Allman is coming to Sarasota Jan. 8 to Sailor Circus Arena. Doors open 6 p.m., music begins at 7 p.m. Special guest, Greg Billings Band. Tickets $35 to $45. Call 941-355-9805 for tickets or information. DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Mobile Pantry is on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Smith Brown Gym starting at 9 a.m. until the food is gone. The only requirement is to be a DeSoto County resident. Sponsored by the All Faiths Food bank of Sarasota. The AA Serenity Group Business Meeting is held at 7:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Writers Group meets from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Arcadia Village Clubhouse. For more information, call Sarah Hollenhorst at 244-1663. The Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida meets first Wednesday monthly at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 23300 Harper Ave., Port Charlotte. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 941-423-0902. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Eagles, 150 S. Polk Ave., now offers Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. THURSDAY The annual DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council opens with a reception from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Martin Art Gallery at Florida Outdoor Properties, 207 E. Magnolia Ave. Public welcome; no charge. Nature Walks: Brownville Park, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 9. Free. Jan. 5, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Morgan Park, Arcadia Hike: With Florida Master Naturalists John Phillips and Jamie Reynolds. For information, call 941-639-7468. 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 $6 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. American Red Cross Youth Corps of DeSoto County meets second Thursdays monthly from 3:30-5 p.m. at DeSoto County High School. For more information, call at 494-2348. 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. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3. For information, call Charles Godwin at 941-357-3945, Mildred Daniels at 993-0373, or Curtis Clark at 263-2935. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. ACCESS office is open from 1-4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. COMING EVENTS Sunnybreeze Christian Fellowship, 7049 S.W.Liverpool Road, holds an Evening of Music, Dance and Mime at 7 p.m. Jan. 10, featuring Mr. Drama Trevor Thomas and his wife Sawyer. They merge their talents in a combination of music, monologues, poems, sketches and mime that vary from funny to serious, but always in keeping with being a worshipful experience. Love offerings are appreciated. For information call 494 3273. Jan. 13, the American Legion meetings at Post K-11 will be at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. Jan. 14, Tue 8:30-11 a.m., Deep Creek Preserve Hike: With Florida Master Naturalists John Phillips and Jamie Reynolds through pine flatwoods, wetland marshes and hardwood hammocks. Voluntary dona tions to Sierra Club are gratefully accepted. Reserve: 941-639-7468. The next Greater Charlotte Sierra Club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1532 Forest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. Guest speaker will be Captain Dennis Kirk of the Nav-A-Gator Grill and Peace River Boat Tours, who will speak on the ecology of our area and the impact of ecotourism. Nature Walks: Deep Creek Preserve, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 23. With master naturalists John Phillips and Jamie Reynolds. Free. Sunnybreeze Christian Fellowship, 7049 S.W. Liverpool Road, holds a concert with the Ministers of Music, at 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Love offerings are appreci ated. For information call 491-7473. Nature Walks: Morgan Park, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 3. Winter birds with expert Jim Knoy. Free. Feb. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Deep Creek Paddle: With Master Naturalist Rick Fried through side channels of the lower Peace River to the Nav-A-Gator for lunch and back a different route. Voluntary donations to Sierra Club are gratefully accepted. Reserve: 941-637-8805. DuBois County, Indiana Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Homers Buffet, 1000 Sebring Square in Sebring. Its a day to celebrate and share with people from Indiana. For more information, call Jack Steinhart at 812-393-0866. SPECIAL The DeSoto County Fair is coming Jan. 17-26. Anyone with articles they have made, canned or painted during the past year can enter them in the craft show. Bring your items between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Jan. 11 to the fair. For details, call Bobbie Smith at 494-6075. AARP needs tax volunteers in DeSoto County from Feb. 1 through April 14. Training is available. For details, visit www.AARPfoundation.org and click on Tax Aide Volunteer. 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 danger ously 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. The DeSoto County Literacy Council is looking for volunteers for Adult Literacy and ESL (English as a Second Language), Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call 993-1333. Arcadia'sCOMMUNITYCALENDAR

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 The Sarasota County Sheriffs Ofce arrested an Arcadia man, 30-year-old James Idison Bareld, on Friday on charges of aggravated battery and criminal mischief. According to the arrest report, a 43-year-old woman reported Bareld, of the 2100 block of Howard Ave., Arcadia, had driven by her house several times, sometimes yelling. Once he drove by and threw clothing that belonged to her daughter out of his truck. When the woman began screaming at him, he reportedly turned the truck and acceler ated toward her. She jumped out of his way, and Bareld then reportedly struck her vehicle in the driveway, pushing it into a second vehicle, a van; and then pushing the van into a third vehicle, a pickup. SCSO estimated damage to the three vehicles to be $5,000. The woman then sprayed his face with wasp spray while Bareld tried to leave; he was apprehended shortly thereafter by SCSO. Witnesses conrmed this account of events, and one reported Bareld said he was going to kill the woman. Bareld gave SCSO a statement about the events but his version was inconsistent with the other witnesses. Bareld was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, and criminal mischief with more than $1,000 proper ty damage. Bond was set at $51,500.Arcadian man hits three vehicles, charged with aggravated battery |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. BARFIELDThe DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: James Michael Ganske, 41, 9500 block of S.W. Falcon Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. James Allen Jenkins, 20, 2400 block of S.W. County Road 760A, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Salvanio Mendez, 33, 1000 block of S.W. 4th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,000. Rachel Myshell Writesel, 26, 2000 block of S.W. Coast Line Terrace, Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. Jamie Lee Ceron, 37, 2200 block of Genes Little Acres, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft, third or subsequent offense. Bond: $1,000, Lawrence Allen Ferguson, 31, North Port. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Released on recognizance. Benedicto Bianco Herrera, 22, 100 block of E. Gibson St., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Robbie Lee McGuire, 19, no address, Arcadia. Charges: giving false ID to a law officer and driving while license is suspended. Bond: $620. Kevin Tremaine Shine, 41, 200 block of S. Pasco Ave., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of battery. Bond: $2,000. Skylar Robert Strickland, 19, Naples. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $240. Sergio Alverez, 35, Sugarbabe Road, Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Jeffrey Lynn Anderson, 53, 10400 block of S.W. River Road, Arcadia. Charges: driving while license is suspended, third or subsequent time, and DUI with drugs or alcohol, fourth or subsequent time. Bond: $17,500. Jose Salvador Badillo, 30, 1500 block of 4th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery. Bond: $10,000. Michael Wilson Baker, 26, 6600 block of S.W. Miami Ave., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of battery. Bond: $1,500. Anreka Shana Bristol, 23, first block of Stirrup Way, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Rachel Lynn Perrusquia, 43, 1600 block of Turner St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $970. Candi Seare Redding, 33, 600 block of Harris Road, Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $800. Cecil Brian Brown, 39, 1200 block of N.W. Pine Wood Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Released on recognizance. Samuel Ramirez Montrroy, 29, 1500 block of S.E. 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is expired more than four months. Bond: $120. Dominick James Ripa, 43, 700 block of N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of battery. Bond: $5,000. Maria Guadalupe Sierra, 30, 2900 block of Joshua Estates St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $500. Kosinski Ontrol Tucker, 31, 1400 block of S.E. Carnahan Ave., Arcadia. Charge: trespass. Bond: $250. Kristina Lucille Buchheit, 32, 12700 block of S.W. Pembroke Circle, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Donna Rice Cassady, 56, 1600 block of S.E. West Ave., Arcadia. Charge: felony domestic battery by strangulation. Bond: none. James Lawrence Channel, 30, 3100 block of S.W. Dove Drive, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Ronnie Roland Drymon, 42, Genes Little Acres Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $240. Stacy Shawn Rogers, 40, Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Dwayne Patrick Royce, 52, 1600 block of S.E. West Ave., Arcadia. Charge: felony domestic battery by strangulation. Bond: none. Johnny Alfonso Vereen, 45, Immokalee. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $776. Jamelle Romar James, 25, 400 block of N. 17th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft, third or subsequent offense. Bond: $1,000. Cutberto Quintero, 25, 1200 block of S.E. 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $1,500. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Dominique Raphael LaCroix, 33, 1500 block of S.W. County Road 769, Arcadia. Charges: out-of-county warrant, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm and resisting an officer without violence Bond: $30,000. Derek Matthew Conrad, 40, 1500 block of S.E. West Farms Road, Arcadia. Charges: possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, possession or use of drug equipment and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $17,500. Anreka Shawna Bristol, 23, first block of Stirrup Way, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. Compiled by Susan E. Homan | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSFloridas minimum wage increasesFloridas minimum wage workers will see a 14-cent increase in their hourly rates on January 1. The jump to $7.93 an hour is thanks to a 2004 cost of living increase amendment to the states Constitution. Paul Sonn of the National Employment Law Project says the increase is a welcome one, but its not nearly enough for people who are supporting families on such low wages. People have had to wrap their heads around the fact that these are jobs for adults now, and its really causing communities and states and leaders across the country to struggle with what we can do to make them better jobs, says Sonn. Theres a push for a federal minimum wage increase to $10.10 an hour by 2015 brewing in the White House. Sean Snaith of University of Central Floridas Institute for Economic Competitiveness says increasing the minimum wage dramatically isnt quite so simple. If it were that easy, if we could just legislate everybodys standard of living, then we would do that, says Snaith. Wages for tipped workers will also increase by 14 cents-an-hour to $4.91.DeSoto Arts Council holds Annual Art ShowMartin Art Gallery at Florida Outdoor Properties Inc. will host the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Annual Art Show in January. Art receiving will be Saturday, Jan.4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the gallery at 207 E Magnolia Street. This is an open show; all art including traditional media, sculpture and photography is welcome. Each artist may enter up to three pieces. The show is free for DAHC members. Nonmembers pay a fee of $15 which may be applied toward the $35 annual membership at anytime during the year. To preregister for the show, send an email to desotoartscouncilinfo@gmail. com by noon Thursday, Jan. 2. Your entry form and art inventory tags will be preprinted for you. DAHC is seeking a sponsor for the awards for this and future annual shows. Contact the council at the above email address, or call Jane at 863-494-0630. Awards may be named for an individual or business. A reception for the show will be held Thursday, Jan. 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery. Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited to attend. $$ S AV E MONEY $$ Shop the Classifieds. 50457360 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SHED CLEANOUT THE DESOTO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION WILL BE HOLDING A HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY. LOCATION: HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION BARN LOCATED AT THE DESOTO COUNTY LANDFILL 3268 SW DISHONG AVENUE ARCADIA, FLORIDA DATE: JANUARY 11, 2014 TIME: 9:00 AM UNTIL 1:00 PM ITEMS FOR COLLECTION NOTE: RECYCLABLE ITEMS SUCH AS USED MOTOR OIL CAN BE DISPOSED OF DURING NORMAL WORKING HOURS (7:30 AM 3:30 PM) FREE OF CHARGE. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ITEMS SUCH AS PROPANE CYLINDERS, INFECTIOUS MATERIALS (MEDICAL WASTES), AND EXPLOSIVES (FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION, FLARES, ETC.) PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHED CLEAN OUT IS FOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ONLY. IF YOU ARE A COMMERCIAL USER, YOU MAY CALL FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING PRICES FOR DISPOSAL OF YOUR MATERIALS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: DESOTO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION (ASK FOR CINDY) 993-4826 PAINTS BRAKE FLUIDS DEGREASERS PESTICIDES/HERBICIDES SOLVENTS/THINNERS ANTIFREEZE POOL CHEMICALS MURIATIC ACID CLEANING FLUIDS I I

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The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESDorothy DuBoisDorothy Nanny DuBois, 92, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away at home Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Edgewater, N.J., to Julian Babcock and Rachel Nelson. Nanny lived in Edgewater for 83 years and moved to Arcadia, with her daughter, Dorothy Dot Aubrey, son, Douglas Julian Collins, and daughterin-law, Lois Collins, in 2006. She was a simple, kind and generous woman who was always willing to listen to your problems without passing judgment. Nanny loved spending time with her family and always enjoyed a good game of cards crazy eights or 3 to 13. She is survived by her son, Douglas Julian Collins; daughter, Dot Aubrey; daughter-in-law, Lois Collins; three grandchildren, Douglas Joseph Collins, Rachel Aubrey and Cassandra Collins; and twin great-grandchildren, Morgan and Taylor Collins. Nanny is preceded in death by her mother and father; son, Henry Butch Collins; and husbands, Harry Collins and George DuBois. Services will be held privately. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice (tidewell.org). Online condolences can be made at www. pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Dan FixDan Fix, 59, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Port Charlotte Chapel.Norma Jean BastinNorma Jean Bastin, 81, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Arrangements are by PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Sarah J. RoanSarah J. Roan, 89, went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013. She was born Oct. 16, 1924, in Arcadia, Fla., and was a lifetime resident. Sarah was of the Baptist faith, and was a member of North Hillsborough Baptist Church in Arcadia. She was a very loving mother, grandmother and friend. Sarah enjoyed cooking for family gatherings, taking long walks or reading scripture from the Bible. She worked at various locations in Arcadia. Sarah is survived by her daughter, Carmen (Jerry) Atkins of Arcadia; three grandchildren, Teresa A. McNulty of Arcadia, Becky M. Murray of LaBelle, Fla., and Alma Anita Wilson of Brooksville, Fla.; eight great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren. Graveside services were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia, with the Rev. Ellis Cross ofciating. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Homes.Wallace TervinWallace Bubba Tervin passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. He was born April 12, 1931, in Bradenton, Fla., to Wallace and Deleon Tervin. Wallace went into the U.S. Army in 1948, and retired as Lieutenant Colonel in 1974. After retirement, he returned to Bradenton, where he began a career in Real Estate. He continued this career for 12 years. After Wallace retired from Real Estate, he dedicated three years to Sahib Temple in Sarasota, Fla., and worked his way to becoming Potentate for the Temple. In 1990, he had a calling to become a Minister. He accepted this calling with all his heart. Wallace was pastor over the Fort Ogden, Fla., and the Nocatee, Fla., United Methodist Churches. In 1995, he retired to Lake Wales, Fla., and started another career preaching at First United Methodist Church of Indian Lake Estates, Fla. Wallace went by many titles in his life Lt. Col., Reverend, Husband, Father, Grandad and Great-Grandad. He strove at each of these with the love and determination to be the best at all. He succeeded! Wallace was a mentor and a leader to everyone. He is survived by ve sons and three daughters-in-law, Wallace R. (Betsey) Tervin of Bradenton, Roger W. (Kaprecia) Tervin of Pocola, Okla., David L. (Leslie) Tervin of Lakeland, and Jimmy Hurst and Tim Hurst, both of Clearwater, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and ve great-grandchildren. Wallace was preceded in death by his wife, Roberta Bobbie Tervin. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, at First United Methodist Church of Indian Lake Estates, with the Rev. Steven Knitter ofciating. In lieu of owers, contributions may be sent to Cornerstone Hospice or Shriners Hospital in Tampa, Fla. Arrangements are by Marion Nelson Funeral Home, Lake Wales.Terry R. CipraTerry R. Cipra, 69, of Lake Suzy, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013. Arrangements are by Kays-Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home and Cremation Services.Darlene S. DavisDarlene S. Davis, 72, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born Aug. 18, 1941, in Arcadia, Fla. Darlene graduated from DeSoto County High School in 1959. Shortly after high school, a mutual friend, Larry Whidden, introduced Don to Darlene, and that was it! The couple were married and moved to Zolfo Springs, Fla., to take over his familys ranch and raise their family. She was of the Presbyterian faith, and a member of First Presbyterian Church of Avo n Park, Fla. Darlene was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She worked alongside Don every step of the way. She loved cattle with a passion, and had a special place in her heart for the 4-H, and was a leader of the Charlie Creek 4-H Club for 25 years. Darlene played a very important role in the development of the Hardee County, Fla., Cattlemans Arena in Wauchula, Fla., and was a founding member of the Hardee County Cowbelles Association, helping however she could. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Donald Davis; son, George (Sunni) Davis; daughter, Betsy (Michael) Damboise; and grandchildren, Loni Damboise, Kade Damboise, Sarah Davis and Sam Davis. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Darlenes life was held Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the chapel of PongerKays-Grady Funeral Homes, Arcadia, with the Rev. Bob Johnson and Pastor Skipper Calder ofciating. In lieu of owers, please send memorial contri butions to Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Fla. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Homes. DEATHS | 13 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 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 50457395 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. See your Church in our Directory for only $7.50 weekly 494-2434 iI OF-

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 Satchel Paige, the baseball diamond philosopher of another era, gained national recognition for his rules for successful living. The most frequently quoted of these was, Dont look back. Something may be gaining on you. Paul, the apostle, agreed, saying he had decided to forget things of the past that might hold him back, choosing instead to reach forward to the challenges before him (Philippians 3:13). He wanted to make the most of his future and knew this would be impossible if he allowed past mistakes to monopolize his mind and emotions. Leaving bad baggage behind may be questioned by some when the practice of scrutinizing every experience of the past for solutions to present problems Leave last years baggage behind Roger Campbell is so accepted. But, according to the Bible, some things are best forgotten. We can forget what God has forgiven. In his helpful article, Pulling through Depression, counselor Craig Massey says Many people are depressed because they dwell on some incident in the past, perhaps some mistake they made. Granted, in many cases the thing they did was wrong. But that sin should not destroy the future. God forgives and helps us to go on. Forgiveness erases all guilt, assuring a clean slate for all our tomorrows, placing the past forever behind us and turning away all accusing ngers, hopefully including our own. Why should we live with guilt over past sins when we have asked the Lord to forgive them? To do so is, in effect, calling God a liar. He has promised to forgive those who confess their sins to Him (1 John 1:9) and this should settle the question, clearing the record and enabling us to expect the New Year to be lled with promise rather than pain. We ought to leave all of our emotional wounds behind. The tragedy of carrying hurt feelings into a New Year is compounded by the number of losers it produces. You lose because the grudge you carry and coddle takes away your peace of mind, robbing you of sleep and making you less efcient in all you do. The object of your bitterness loses your friendship. And your church loses the warmth and power that results from all the members of the congregation being united in love. Lets leave last years failures behind. Only those who never attempt anything escape failure. To quote Craig Massey again: Sometimes depression grows from dwelling on a past failure. A failure that has produced a great disappointment spawns a defeatist attitude and this in turn produces further failures. We should live from victory to victory, not from defeat to defeat. Leaving last years baggage behind requires faith. We dont know what the future holds, but we can know the One who holds the future. This kind of condence in God will enable us to break free from regrets about the past and focus on the opportunities this year will bring. Many waste their lives looking back and ever longing for a replay of the past so they can make adjustments. Theyd like to rewind the tape of life in order to get a better education, enter a different field of business or employment, marry a different wife or husband; even refuse to move to the area in which they now find themselves. Looking back weighs us down with guilt and despair. Looking up to the forgiving One enables us to leave last years bad baggage behind. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.net. We dream of a New Year bringing changes weve yearned for the ultimate, peace on earth, or perhaps a Congress that promotes the people rather than a political party. And then we face reality and look to the small miracles that we, as citizens, can promote to make a more peaceful existence. The following quotes by Kent Keith proclaim truths to which we can all relate: If you are kind, people may accuse you of selsh motives; Be kind anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy over night; Build anyway. If you nd serenity and happiness, others may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you have anyway. What will the year 2014 bring? We hope good health and friendships to each of us. Happy New Year!The small miracles of life From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.com Another year has come and gone how fast it happened is a quandary to me! Didnt we just start 2013? If time flies when youre having fun, I must be having a riot. Fortunately, the community was more prepared for the holidays than I was. We received so many wonderful gifts for our homebound elders this year. We can never thank our donors enough. Besides individuals in the community who brought Santa Sacks, we owe our deep appreciation to our dear friends: Alpha-Omega Sunday School Class at Trinity United Methodist Church; the Moose Riders from Arcadia Moose Lodge; Calvary Baptist Church; Live Oak RV Resort; Little Willies RV Resort; and the employees at the DeSoto County Administration Building. To all, thank you for making our homebound clients holidays merry and bright. All of these great folks provided gifts that were delivered to our very appreciative homebound elderly clients. These generous gifts are often items the clients meager incomes wont stretch enough to allow. Items that you and I would consider basic can be a true luxury for the clients. This time of year is always hectic at the center to make sure all the clients have meals to carry them over the holidays combined with the delivery of gifts. However, seeing the excitement of the clients and their heartfelt appreciation is the highlight of our staffs year and makes all that we do worthwhile. For most, this is the only present they will receive. We send our heartfelt thanks also to our Santas Helper, Bob, whose help was invaluable to our driver. Both of these gentlemen went above and beyond to make sure every last present was delivered on time. So much has happened this year. 2013: the year of world and national tragedies and financial woes affecting us all the list of bad news was endless. For Friendship Centers, 2013 has also been a roller coaster. The sequestration act took its toll on our funding with several cuts. Then, in May we moved from the center that we called home for 23 years, and have been working out of a temporary office since June, which has allowed us to continue uninterrupted services to our clients. As we approach the New Year, prospects are burning bright for a new start, dawning with a move into an ideal new location weve selected. If all goes as planned, everything should be in place early in 2014 to resume our center activities and community resource center. Funding cuts take their toll as the needs of our elderly increase. As always, fundraising is vital to continue services to our homebound frail elders as weve already been notified there will be continued funding cuts through the Federal sequestration act. Now, more than ever, we need the assistance of our valued friends in the community to continue services for the homebound clients we serve. If you are able to help, we would greatly appreciate any and every donation no amount is too small to help make a difference. Donations may be made payable to Friendship Centers Unevent and mailed or dropped off at our temporary office at 223 East Oak St., Suite 4, Arcadia, FL 34266. As always, 100 percent of your tax-deductible donation will remain in DeSoto County to benefit the elderly. Remember, together we can make DeSoto County a caring place to grow old. Karen Blanchette is the Director of the Friendship Center and can be reached at 863-494-5965 or kblanchette@friendshipcenters.org.Thank you from the Friendship Center Karen Blanchette kblanchette@friendshipcenters.orgSenior Friendship Center of DeSoto County office as Supervisor of Elections next Tuesday. Thornton is replacing Cline Hayman who did not seek another term in office. 1979: DeSoto County Sheriff Frank Cline received a letter recently from now former Governor Ruben Askew, reappointing Cline to the Local Law Enforcement Advisory Council. In the letter Askew told Cline he was being reappointed based on his outstanding performance. A decision will be a difficult one for the judges of the Junior Miss of DeSoto County. The expected large entry list became a reality when recently 26 contestants entered. They include the following: Julie Paige Reed, Victoria Arlene Gay, Melissa Williamson, V. Anne Hasty, Tammy Elizabeth Hoyt, Shaun Berben, Melissa Kay Mills, Denise Mullins, Lisa Marie Hobbs, Joy McKelvain, Michelle Lorraine Turner, Patricia Lynn Eller, Julie Sorrells, Pam Bethal, Julie Platt, Deidra Patrice Lopez, Veronica Michelle Davis, Lorrie Anne Whidden, Melanie Chapman, Debbie Avis, Allyson Garner, Julie Boggess, Michelle Mansfield, Kim Murphy, Debbie Latimer, and Anita McIver. Tuesday afternoon still found local merchants waiting to shower gifts on DeSoto Countys First New Year Baby to be born in 1979. Hospital personal said there were several newborns due, but no expectant mothers had checked in yet.THIS WEEKFROM PAGE 3 M i c h a e l D e r h o d g e O D Michael Derhodge O.D. 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The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian The Twentieth Century Literary Club met for a delightful traditional Christmas party and dinner on Dec. 12 at Mary Margarets Tea and Biscuit in downtown Arcadia. Upon arriving, ladies were warmly greeted by hostess es Pam Ames, Jolaine Konstantinidis and Irene Pooser, co-owner Dennis Tyson and efcient waitress Ashley Nott. The array of beautiful antiques and seasonal decorations paved the way for a joyous evening. President Connie Bateman and the hostesses extended a welcome to everyone with a special welcome given to guest Olivia Shelfer. Following a blessing given by Linda Williams, dinner was served. The ladies enjoyed a fresh green salad with choice of dressing, crisp fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, carrots prepared with currents and warm tasty rolls-all deliciously prepared by co-owner Bruce Neveau. A perfect ending to the perfect meal was the outstanding Sticky Toffee Pudding. Lynn Ellen Shelfer then read beautifully the story of Christmas from the Book of St. Luke. Next came the fun-filled gift exchange. Gifts reflected the clubs annual theme of Oh, the Places You Will Go ... As ladies displayed their gifts, donors shared the travel story associated with each gift. Special favors from the hostesses were Christmas votives shaped as blue snowflakes, red stars and green trees. Wishes for a wonderful Christmas were exchanged. The Christmas music programs at Trinity United Methodist and First Presbyterian Church were announced. The next meeting will be on Jan.16 at the home of Shelly Baumann and co-hostessed by Lavenia Carter. Ladies present were Lynn Shelfer, Olivia Shelfer, Betty Aaron, Linda Waldron, Pam Ames, Dorothy Sellers, Frances Pooser, Connie Bateman, Amy Sorrells, Shelly Baumann, Phyllis NeSmith, Nora Cail, Linda Williams, Lavenia Carter, Debbie Hackney, Cynthia Mizell, Lois Heine, Stephanie McAnly, Jolaine Konstantinidis, Ruth Dunn and Irene Pooser.20th Century club members exchange gifts By IRENE POOSER20TH CENTURY LIT. CLUB tours, car shows, school events and the like. Step outside your comfort zone. Some of you are good at making regular public appearances (like Sheriff Will Wise), but we wish more would do the same, so people would get to know you and nd it easier to talk with you about issues. 8. DeSoto citizens, you, too, should resolve to become more active in your community. Make an effort to attend some of the county commission, city council and school board meetings. Its not fair to sit behind Facebook and second-guess all the decisions your local governments are making if you havent made the effort to see what theyre doing and tell them how you feel. Be informed; read The Arcadian (dont just get your news from Facebook). This year it will be especially important for you to stay well informed ... well have some elections coming up in 2014 and you need to nd out what the issues are, decide which candidates you want to support, maybe even run for ofce yourself. But if youre not part of the solution, youre part of the problem. 9. Everyone should resolve to be more active, more informed, kinder, more helpful and more considerate. Visit some shut-in seniors; teach a child how to read; spend some time serving meals at Trinity United Methodist, or Faith Mission, or Center for the Needy; help a Spanish speaker learn to speak and read English; clean up some trash along a public street; volunteer at a nonprot organization; and do something to make your community a better place for everyone.OUR VIEWFROM PAGE 4 when a family could sit down together and watch any television programming being aired without being embarrassed or shocked, because the FCC was doing its job in those days. Same goes for remembering the day when movies didnt need to be rated. Were the last to remember when TVs and just about everything else wasnt operated by remote control, and the last to have seen only black and white broadcasting. Gone are the days when wed sit up watching television until it went off the air after the National Anthem was played, followed by that test pattern with the Indian chief head that stayed on the screen until broadcasting resumed the following morning. Sad to think that every generation after ours will not recall Red Skelton, Lucy, Howdy Doody, or The Honeymooners. Goodnight exchanges on the NBC evening news between Chet and David may as well be written in hieroglyphics. They wont even know who J.R. was, let alone who it was that shot him. Doctors making house calls will be something the next generation thinks ended with horse and buggy days. People making binding deals with a simple handshake couldnt have really happened, theyll say. And not a one of them will ever have ordered the Charles Atlas course off the back of a 12-cent comic book. Im thankful to be part of the generation that lived before school, movie theater and mall shootings, and thankful well be the last generation for some things, such as not having a cure for polio, and the last to endure segregation. The ice man and milk man only visit us in our memories now, and long gone is the door-to-door encyclopedia salesman. It might be a challenge today to nd a young person who even knows what an encyclopedia is, now that I think of it. And heaven forbid they ever have to research something without almighty Google. This column could go on forever, and hopefully Ive stirred some memories of good times in your heart and mind today. Lets make 2014 a wonderful new year, but lets also remember simpler, good times from our youth, because our generation will be taking so much of that with us when were gone. Thanks for making this last generation a great one, and Im proud to have been part of it.GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 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 The Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County urges pregnant women to receive the flu vaccination due to the increased impact that influenza infections are having on pregnant women and their babies in Florida this year. The flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent flu, said the Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County Mary Kay Burns. We want to make sure people understand how important it is for pregnant women to receive the influenza vaccination to protect themselves and their babies. The Department of Health in DeSoto County recommends that everyone six months of age and older receive the flu vaccination each year. It is especially important for pregnant women to be vaccinated due to the increased risk of complications associated with contracting the flu while pregnant. The flu vaccination is safe and will protect the mother, the unborn child, and will also help protect babies during the first months after birth. Additional u prevention steps include washing your hands often, keeping your hands away from your face and covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing. Symptoms of the u include headache, fever, severe cough, runny nose or body aches. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, see your primary care provider immediate ly for guidance on treatment. For more information on pregnant women and inuenza, visit http://www.cdc.gov/ u/protect/vaccine/pregnant.htm It is important for you and your family members to get a flu vaccine every year. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctors offices, clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, health centers, and by many employers and schools. Check with your physician, the Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County or visit http://www. floridahealth.gov/prevention-safety-and-wellness/flu-prevention/ locate-a-flu-shot.html to search for a location to receive a flu vaccine.Health Dept. urges flu shots nowSUBMITTED B y JOHN GOUNTASDESOTO COUNTY HEALTH DEPT. 50463268 C"V Pay off credit cards3 Open my own business yInvest= ave moe)Hicefamily v, Get a financial advisorVacations Pay down debtHome improvement=Go back to school Create a retirement planNo matter what your financialresolutions are for 2014, Suncoast ishere to help accomplish them!IV iSit us a :1711 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266800.999.5887 I SUNCOASTFCU.ORGIV Suncoast Schools Federal Credit UnionWHERE SMART PEOPLE KEEP THEIR MONEY._? SUN,,

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Arcadian I Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun IThursday, January 2, 2014 The Sun I Thursday, January 2 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 ArcadianCraig's 2013 DEATHSis, `,. DEATHS?' `r r The Arcadian has compiled a roster of the people school teacher and daughter of Lloyd and Inez trances Lydia Brown, 91, of DeSoto County -July FROM PAGE 9 , who were listed as having ties to DeSoto County and Holton. 11.. I who died during 2013, as reported in the Charlotte Jonathan Forman Jr., 81, of Arcadia -April 8. lane Elizabeth Betty Ingram Lloyd, l6, of Big Lucille Gibbs SpellmanII 11 ristiiias ---sSun. Dorothy Louise Leonard Webb, 95, of Arcadia Flat, Ark. Jul 18,z' ;'. y+oei `_-' April 8. Mark Eugene Griffin, 59, of Arcadia July 20. LuciNe Gibbs Spelhnan, i9,N I 1=%' d. fully d away Saturdav,? ?; ? _, JANUARY Terry Allen Floyd Jr., 41, formerly of Acadia Myra A. Bishop, 80, of lake Placid -July 23. peace Passe ,f ^ ? Juanita A. Boatright, 90, formerly of Arcadia April 13. Irais Angeles, 56, of Arcadia July 24. Dec. 14, 2013, at her home in+.'1 _-__._ -I" V Jan.1 Doris Margot Kedzie1ja Waters, 85, of Arcadia lames Murphy, 67, of leachville, Ark. July 24. Raleigh, N.C.vc L 1 0 Vance W. Durfe 68, of Arcadia Jan. 3. Aril 13. Serena Lynn Smith 43, of Arcadia Jul 21. She was born May 11,1934, ande 1 i?;? Effie Keen, 68, of Arcadia -Jan. ].She was the Josephine Miriam Caswell Evans, 92 -April 15. Grady W. Proctor, 80, of Sehring, formerly of s a raised ? t the Kennedy BaptistSUBMITTED By LYNDA (ONNOR!first director of the DeSoto Campus of what is now lames "1P"Garland, 88, of Acadia April l1. Nocatee -July 29. Children's I [omc in Kinston, V.C.CRArc 'S R'v PARKSouth Florida State College. Lucille S. Williams, 96, of Arcadia -APril 18. It was there that she met her.s Carla D. Murphy, 63, of Arcadia -Jan. 9. Virginia T. Leonhard Rowland, 88, of Arcadia AUGUST husband, Charles Albert SpellmanCraig's RV t are.. held its annual Joyce Juanita Owens, 82, of Arcadia, Jan, 9. April 23. Elden T. Johns, 88, of Lake Suzy Aug. i. Sr.; they had been married for overChristmas Parade recently. Rven i 1. Doris Clayton, 92, of Arcadia Jan. 9. Lorraine Perita Lefebvre, 89 April 23. )osepha Castillo, 75, of Arcadia Aug. 2. 58 years.vehicles and a number of residc nis ?-?-Charles "Charlie" A. Lindberg, 74, of Arcadia Horace C. Earnest, 69, of Arcadia April 24. Sylvia lroncoso, 51, of Arcadia Aug 3. She is survived by her son,to bring Christmas wishes \ ?'"? :' ? ? ..yparticipated g "` `?'?"`??"-? ??' ?' `& + ; Jan. 14. Marie S. Murphy, 84, of Arcadia April 26. lase h Walter Nouak 83 of Arcadia Aug. 4. Charles Albert "Bert" (Lori)to everyone at the park. As in the past =`? ??" r_ i,y Jose Martin Ibarra, 6D, of Arcadia lan.14. Earl P, Karowsky, 81, of lake Suzy April 26. W. G. "Kayo Weller IV, of Arcadia Aug. 6. A Spellman Jr her daup,htor, Tammyfood was collected along the sway with Oren L. Revels 13 of Arcadia Jan.15. Curtis Eugene Newberry 19 of Arcadia -Aril rancher and descendant of two pioneer families Spellman and her granddaughters ir r!j residents generously contrihuting to i L. .; David Lee Muldrow, 54, of Nocatee Jan.18. 26. he was president of the Arcadia Rodeo, the Liana and Cavtin,hclI i \rcadia's local food bank. 'mow =-' i` --`rr -_ Douglas William Hutson, 70, of Zolfo Springs Virginia S. Belton, 96 April 30. Cattlemen's Association, and than of Desoto In hen of flowers, donations" --,, Jan. 19. Kevin Michael Alderman, 57, of Arcadia April National Bank and Southwest Florida Farm Credit can he made to the Kennedy'r' ?/ ?, -? -1 ?-?'' ?-, ,,?C., (arolynlaneMcfarlm,ll,ofRrcadia lan2D. 30. Association. RapustChildrin 'sHomc.llumniy' ? ? Stephen C. Elliott, 66, of ArcadiaJan. 20. Clarence "Bo" Bishop, 80, of Arcadia April 30. Bruce Wolford, 62, of Arcadia Aug. 6. in Kinston; or to Hospuc of 1Vakc4 (i Allen Lee Shoup, 46, of Arcadia -Jan. 20. Christopher A. "Chris "Casale, 46, of Arcadia Raleigh F. Keeter 87formerly of Arcadia Aug. Count y.(.. Condolences and fond{ .. ;1 Christine McAnly Cochran, 91, of Arcadia Jan. April 30, 1. memories can he shared at www.i, 21. Harold Eugene Mdeotl,86,ofArcadia Aug. 1. .htihcllatlt.IPcom.??= r 1 Aubrey Paige Barajas of Arcadia 1 day -Jan. 23. MAY An active member of the DeSoto County Historical.. .Ike s.. . Genethel James, 62, of Punta Gorda -Jan. 24. Beverly M. Williams Bishop, 57, of Arcadia May Society, he is credited for the idea of an annual Rita Yesberger0 (i ?' E' ; Bridgett Denice Davis, 41, of Arcadia Jan. 25. 2. Pioneer Day, and designed the Howard and Velma1 ,,, Rita "Jtmc" Yesbcrgcr, i 6,,. T, 'T Jesus Hernandez, 38, of Arcadia -Jan. 25. Jamie 1. Jackson, 59, of Arcadia -May 5. Melton Library in the John Morgan Ingraham SeedI, .? ? '? I 1 Ruth E ." Liz iz "Tweddell 91 of Arcadia -Jan 25 Thomasena T Morgan 14 of Arcadia May S House of Arcadia, Fla., passed away;1 ) + Don Mansfield 75 of Arcadia Jan. 29. Jarell William Martin 64 formerly of Arcadia Paul R. Allaire 86 of Arcadia Au 1. Wednesday, Dec. 25, '1013.y + a ? c 1937 in? ??? ? ?`%? ? ? ` i1 May 7 Joseph D. Hoskins ,l1, of Arcadia Au 8 Iun was born Ian 24_ ,.-? A FEBRUARY Wallace S. Burkus, 83, of Arcadia -May 9, Frances L Blackmon Albrttton, 86, of Acadia Chicago, Ill., to Louis and Rita[;CCU --4 "% ;t _ frank P. Maher, 59, of Arcadia Feb. 2. Marietta A. Boehm, 81, of Arcadia -May 9. Aug, 10. Rabach I[ernandez. Qq lames J. Brophy, 88, of Arcadia Feb. 4 John E. "Edward"Douglas 75, of Okeechobee Melvin L. Maiden 15 Aug. 14. She worked as Business Managercned/? :,, / eker,l7, of Arcadia Feb. S. May 10. Shirley Lea Walker, 78, of LaBelle Aug. 14 Ior General Telephone of IndianaCharles W Si,_ : 1 for many years. June was a?? ? \ j Jeffrey D. Westberry, 58, Arcadia Feb. 1. Franklin "Gary Miller Sr., 54, of Arcadia -May Gladys 0. Blacker, 95, formerly of Arcadia -Aug. ,i119V', Donna Eves Vincent, 87, of Arcadia Feb. 11. 13. He was a member of the DeSoto Co. Sheriff's 14. loving wife, mother, sister andV 7.. l,___ .. Gladys L. Musselwhite 12, of Arcadia Feb. 13. Posse and of the Arcadia Rodeo Association. Robert Frederick Sadler Sr. of Arcadia -Aug. 11. grandmother.,.+ Betty L. Luk o, 93, of Arcadia Feb. 13. Dale Herman Yeaster, 92, formerly of Arcadia lean Patrick, 61, of Arcadia Aug. 18. lime is survived by her husband,`' f Arcadia; sons, Winston Ray "WR" Proctor Sr., 73, of Arcadia May 18. Nannie Lee Watson, 90, of Arcadia -Aug. 19. Lewis Yesberger o NJ (Ste heft Leraris) Yesber ofFeb. 16. Jeno E. Boras, 89, of Arcadia May 20. Eva Maria Andres, 73, of ArcadiaAug. 20. arc p ger oOrgel Clyde Bramblett, 82, of Arcadia Feb. 16. Steve R. Redden, 75, of Arcadia May 21. Timmie E. Wekh, 41, of Arcadia Aug. 21. 1Vashi1gt01 D.C., and Robert Lewis Richard Cordell "Dickie" Kerce, 62, of Arcadia Lawrence E. Ford Jr., 81, of Sebring May 21. Eugene R. "Gene" Williamson, 77, of Arcadia Yesbcrgcr of Sebring, Fla.; brothers,Feb. 24. Robert L. "R.l"Dyal, 78, of Arcadia May 22. Aug. 22. Richard I Iernandez, of Haines City, Dorothy Lynn carver, 51, of Rrcadia Feb. 24. Raymond A. Allen 1r.,18, of Rrcadia May 24. George W. (oiler Sr., 86, of ti port, Pa., and Rrcadia Fla., Roger I I ernandez of Elkhart,C oo S oa s uni s win a erans ara a awar s HelgaW.Robinson, 82 of Arcadia Fla. Passed LindaL.Norman, 52, ofFortOgden -MaY 26. -Aug. 22. Ind., and Ralph (Sally) HernandezS h I fi t t V t P d d? nl (away Monday, Feb. 25. Earl Clayton Remen, 92, of Arca adia -May 26. Jewell A. Soots, 70, of lake Suzy Aug. 23 Elkhart; sisters Regina Dan). s-i tI_ ___._________: ;' Miguel Angel Perez, 53, of Arcadia Feb. 26. Milton D. Aldridge, 16, of Arcadia MaY30. Grady Layton Skinner, 63, of Arcadia Aug. 24. Miller of I e nsacola, Fla., Ruth Ann?" ... sF Daniel F. "Dan"Stewart Sr., 61, of Arcadia Feb. Frances Irene Manrne, 91, of Arcadia May O. Maria del Carmen Medina, 78Aug. 25. Simmons of Pensacola, and Renee 1 ; (Kentv ( ,,,r ,. ? ? 26. Forrest D. "Captain lack" Rice II, 90, of A adia Deal of hlkhart; grandchil-dren Robbie L. Yesber Shelbi'- Robert Jay Girdler, 60, of Arcadia Feb. 28. JUNE Aug. 25. gcr r Jr.i i.;: ?' '.; Wilbur H. Grant, 90 -June 3. Florence P. Meyer, 88, of Arcadia -Aug. 26. Yesberger and Tabathia lesberger;i 1 and great-grandchild, CamronE MARCH Robert Emmett "Bobby"Kelly 1r.,10, of Marjorie T. "Marge" Goike, 81, of lake Suzy -Aug,t' Yb Lorraine A. Trombley, 82, of Arcadia -March 1. Okeechobee, formerly of Arcadia -June 3. 27.death by her brother, Robertt Clyde Irene Ford Sims, 96, of Arcadia March 2. Clifford W. "Cliff" Drinnen, 83, of Arcadia June Mattie Pearl Campbell, 65, of Arcadia Aug. 21. in es erger. She was preceded4 r =a ' ? r.: Richard D. "Dick"Logue Sr., 73 -March 8. 3. Robert H. Mitchell, 92, of Arcadia Aug. 28. Hernandez; brother-in-law, (Aft;1, Donna FaYa (line-Power, 661, formerly of Arcadia Cassandra McNealy, 39, of Punta Gorda -June 8. Joe Bohannan 59, of Arcadia Aug. 31. and her parents.s A graveside service was heldj r -March 9. Charles N. Dye,19, of fors Ogden -June 12. Sandy A. Kurtz Reed ii y; ;ul Tuesday, Dec. 31 2013, at Oak,,? a ? Billie C. Bryant, 91, of Arcadia March 10. Shelly Ann Stout, 50, formerly of Arcadia June Sandra A. "Sandy"Kurtz Reed, 64, of Arcadia\ t. :, Online cnila o lent-_ + .'f'\ Christine D. Krieger,]], of Arcadia -March 10. 12. Aug. 30. Ridge Cemetery i,., i Henry "Bevis "Browning, l6, of Arcadia -March Lula I. "Inez"Holton, 100, of Lake Placid and Lawrence R. Grantharn,l8, of ArcadiaAug. 30. es can be made at www.ponger-i 1. formerly of Arcadia -June 16, She served as kavsgradv.com.Arrangements are b r Ponger-Willielames"Jabo"McCollum, 78, of ArcadiaDeSoto County Sherifffrom 1963-1964 after the SEPTEMBER \,rMarch 12. death of her husband Lloyd, who was Sheriff from Joe F. Golding, 66, of Arcadia Sept. 1. Kays Grady Funeral I lome, Arcadia. Eliot W. Sperry, 90, of Arcadia March 12. 1950-1963. She was the first woman to serve as Richard James Pawloski, 87, of Arcadia Sept. 3. PHOTCS PROVDED ev HACKIE TUCKER Doris "Dada" Bishop Pooser, 86, of Arcadia Sheriff in Florida and is believed to have been the Ellis Eli"Butch" Hudson, 69, of ArcadiaSept. 3. He Lawrence Larry StanfordDeSoto County High School Junior ROT( unitwas awarded Grand Awards were recently given for several participants in the Veterans Day Parade. From left are Jackie Tucker, parade March 14. oldest surviving sheriff in the country before her was the House & Grounds director for the Arcadia Lawrence Stanford, 91, ofChampion winner among school entries in the Veterans Day Parade. chairman; Principal Dan Dubbert of Nocatee Elementary School, Best Ali -Around; School Superintendent Karyn Gary, Best Edwina Childress, 67, of Arcadia March 14. death. Rodeo Association. Arcadia, passed away on Monday,Jackie Tucker presents the award to officers Makayla Greene and Float; Sharon Goodman, Sharon Mckenzie and Renee Tanner of the Early Childhood (enter, Outstanding School Unit; and Ronald Kin Kade "Ron" Carpenter, 71, of Arcadia Una Avant Terry, 87, formerly of Arcadia June Mable Cade, 100, of Arcadia Sept. 3. Dec. 16, 2013 at DeSoto MemorialShelby Mitchell. Mary Lyne, parade announcer. March 15. 16. Nathaniel A. Moody, 79, of Arcadia Sept. 5. losp ital. He wasMarcella Lafaun Mar h, 77 March 16. Kimberley Ann Davis-McBurney, of Arcadia-June Sherwyn E. Whitmore, 43, of Arcadia Sept. 8. horn Oct. 11,1922 in=w h Il ?_ r Carolyn Pattishall Sullivan, 80, of Arcadia 22. Harry William Eagerton, 81, of Arcadia Sept. 13. lidland, Michigan.r ---I rII March 18. Floyd P. Krieg, 88, of Punta Gorda June 23. Linda Kay (nee Franklin) Connor, 62, of Palmetto, I le is survived by his? Frances Marie Jackson Haynes, 93, of Acadia Onesimo (anamar, 59, of Arcadia -June 23. formerly of Arcadia Sept. 6. ', ? ' ,!'Y ? onapanion of 12 years,March 20 Warren E. Shedd Sr. 79, of Arcadia -June 23. Wanda Ka Browning, 65, of Arcadia Sept. 14.,I T-c. Karl Mecidi rivodaugh.rf"i - Mary N. Sutphin, 83, of Arcadia March 21. Christian K. Stoltzfus 77, of Arcadia -June 24. Mary R. nee Dau litre Edwards, 83, of fort 0 den ,? ? ., Y Y ( 9 Y) , 9 icrs, and son Larry= ".ri II ' Dorothy Louise Bentley, 72 -Mauh 24. San Juana P. Garcia, 82, of Arcadia June 28. -Sept. 14. Sahczak. He was buried+ r, Arthur Albert Anauo, 80 -March 25. William lrl "Bill"Boggess, 79, of Arcadia Sept. in Midland, MiChi ran.J i s ;1, Toccara (Wright, 19, ofArcadia March 27. JULY 16. A \demorial Service will he heldv i I < a Mary Ruth Cotton Moye, 90, of Arcadia March Sofia Ramos, 61, of Acadia -July 2. Michael P. Mike Payne, 36, of Arcadia Sept. 18. at 11 a.m. on Jan. 18, 2019 at Gracet "_' j'r,.' ^zl.". t ; 28. Garry Paul Finley, 41, of Arcadia July 2. (laude Elmer "CE"Thompson 96, of Arcadia Sept. Lutheran Church, 10041V! Oak, Nellie Mae (ash 91, of Arcadia March 28. Kaia Patrice Cross 31, of Arcadia July 3. Kaia 19.? Y St., Arcadia, with the Rev. David Clarence 'Sonny" L. McLaughlin, 73, of Arcadia was the reigning Mrs. DeSoto County and a Frances "Evelyn" Parker, 89, of Arcadia Sept. 19. Nabin er officiating. I r` March 29. photographer for The Arcadian. George H. Truman, 91, of lake Suzy Sept. 21. g Martha S. Douglas, 81, of Lolfo Springs March Murray Albritton, 88, of Bartow, born in lily Leona S. Nauta, 96, of Arcadia Sept. 22. She was" 30. July 4. formerly the secretary for the DeSoto County School1 F Melvin L. Lee, 86, of Arcadia March 30. Joseph Anthony Woolever, 46, of Safety Harbor, Board.1 Janet Anne Howe, 71, of Arcadia March 31. formerly of Arcadia July 5. Jessie Lucille Palmer, 84, of Arcadia Sept. 21. Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes4 Jerry "Pere" Gafties, 48, of Acadia -July 9. Ernestine Brown, 92, of Arcadia Sept. 24. only. There's no charge for publishing an abbrevi-Jackie Tucker, left, School Superintendent Karyn Gary, and second from right, Mary Lyne, present APRIL Angel (atano, 65, of Arcadia July 13. Eddie L. Powell, 31, of Dania Beach, and formerly of ated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat deathawards for the Veterans Day Parade, including: Emily Suter representing DeSoto County Health J ,v, Gregory A. Papa" Cavas Sr., 78, of Arcadia April Julian S. Garcia, 91, of Nocatee July 13. Arcadia Sept. 21. notices will be subject to an advertising charge.Department Best Decoarted Vehicle; Jeffrey Tomlinson and Casey Collins of AR( Angels Flag 5 Edward Franklin Price, 61, of Arcadia July 14. Wilma J. Revell, 93, of Arcadia Sept. 28. Obituaries must be submitted to the CharlotteTeam Best Adult Marching Unit; Anastasia Wilson of the Rangerettes Best Children's Marching Del uric Mae Cross Duncon 87of Arcadia -APril Frances I Ydia Brown 91, of DeSoto County July Alan W. Hooks 67, of Arcadia Sept. 30. Sun; call 941-206-1000 for details. PleaseUnit. Other winners not pictured include Memorial Elementary School, Most Patriotic; West Grand Cham pion non-school winner in the Veterans Day Parade was the Vietnam Brotherhood 5. 17. send a-mails to obltuaries'oJsun-herald.com..Elementary School, Most Spirited; DeSoto County High School Band, Best High School Unit; and Echo Co. Unit. Jackie Tucker, Karyn Gary and Mary Lyne present the award to Tim Martin, Charlene Linda Lou Halton, 69, of Arcadia April 5; former lames A. Alpin, 70, of Arcadia July 11. The American flag accompanying and obituaryDeSoto Middle School, Best Middle School Unit. Martin, Debra Wilson and Harlan Wislson. 2013 DEATHS 119 indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed forces.

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14JV DOWNS MUSTANGS PAGE 17The junior varsity boys basketball team used a strong second-half effort to down Community Christian 58-47. Jenny and Mike DAlessandro remember Mom every day. Darius Rucker sings What would I leave that will go on forever, and what can I do while Im here to make someones life better? The answer to those questions for Cristy Walzak would be her two children, Jenny and Mikey DAlessandro. Jenny and Mikey are seniors at Charlotte High School. If there was a list of friendlier, more athletic and well liked kids in the school, they would have to be at the top of it. Jenny has been an All Area volleyball player for all four years in high school. She has the weightlifting record with the clean and jerk and is tied with the bench press record. She needs just 3 more feet to hold the girls discuss record and expects to get that this coming season. Mikey is a shutdown cornerback on the football team and is a foot and a half short of the long jump record for the Tarpons track team. He has a long list of accomplishments in the long jump and triple jump that include county, regional and district wins. Their senior year was supposed to be a culmination of their accomplishments and enjoyed by their parents, Cristy and Jim Walzak. Those plans all changed when 47-year-old Cristy came down with small cell cancer. With several treatments and short hospital stays, Cristy told her children that she was getting better. She didnt want them to worry about her and to continue to play sports. Jenny said, We would have skipped a meet or practice to stay with her but she said she was getting better.A last goodbyeShe was going into the hospital the morning of April 22 for more treatments and an overnight stay. She told me she was going to bed on Sunday night and I dont remember telling her I love you when she went to sleep. We always said it every night but I dont remember saying it that last night. I regret that big time now, said Jenny. Mikey remembers telling her good night and giving her a kiss on Sunday night because he would leave for school before she got up in the morning. It never occurred to me that I would never see her again. He said hed call her the next day to see how she was doing. He kept waiting every day for her to come home from the hospital. Cristy told Mikey and Jenny that she was getting better. She said that so they wouldnt have to see how sick she was as she lay in the hospital bed. Mikey was at a track meet and called her on Wednesday after the meet and told her how he had done. She said she would have to stay at the hospital a couple of more days, but that wasnt unusual so he didnt worry about it. She was having trouble speaking. That was the last time he talked to her. It might sound crazy but I sometimes call our house phone just so I can hear her voice on the answering machine. I just wish I could hug her one more time, talk to her or give her one more kiss, Mikey said. On Friday night I got a phone call from my aunt Kelley, moms sister, and she told me that mom wasnt doing very well. I was with my friends, Billy Pesti, Jace Norris, Zach Kennedy, Brennan McGill and Andre Cardenas. It was a stressful moment and we didnt know what to do so we went to get something to eat at Taco Bell. We got back at 12:50 a.m. and I called aunt Kelley. She told me Mom passed at 12:47 a.m. Mikey continued, I was really mad and slammed the door when I left the house. I dropped to my knees and just cried. Billy came out and cried on my shoulder with me and then the rest of them came out and cried with us. They told me, Well make it through this; were family. It showed me how much she had touched everybody she knew. They would visit her when she was sick at home and talked with her. They hugged her and called her Mom. Those guys are like family. I love them all to death. When I did the eulogy at the funeral they came up there and stood by me. I was just 16 and it helped to have them there. When Mikey was a young child he would wake his mom up at 5 a.m. so she could watch his favorite movie with him. She would turn on The Lion King. (It is still listed on his Facebook page as one of his favorite movies.) She fell back to sleep but I would cuddle up with her and watch it. When she was sick at the end I would sit in bed with her and we would watch her favorite show, NCIS. We would watch a marathon of three or four shows and not say anything for hours. We just sat there and held hands. During football season Mikey always had her name or date of death written on tape around his wrist. When I strapped up and got ready to play I felt a calm, a kind of peace, like she had her arms wrapped around me. Jenny said she never cries in front of family or friends. One day she was sitting on the bed in her parents room and looking at the urn that held her moms ashes. I broke out and cried harder than I ever did before. As I was crying I felt a hand on my shoulder. I knew it was her and I felt better. Jenny wears her mothers wedding ring all of the time. It is a constant reminder of her. I have to take it off when I play, but even then I know she is with me.Children, sports firstCristy lived for her children and their sports. She took me to dance lessons and every sport I played in. She was always there. Even at the end when she could only walk ve feet at a time, she was at my track meets watching me, Jenny said. She was always there for everything we did. Even if we did bad she had a word of encouragement for us. She never missed anything. She told me, Ill never miss another track meet or football game or a volleyball game. Even if you dont see me, Ill be there, Mikey said. Jennys volleyball team had the initials CW on the sleeves of their shirts this past season to honor Cristy. Senior night was tough for her. Mikey carried a photo of their mom through the ceremony but it just wasnt the same as her being there. She told me she was excited to be with us during our senior nights and when she wasnt there it was like half of me was missing, Jenny said. When she died, I had the state meet and prom the following week. She always wanted to see me at prom and she left a week before prom. She wanted to see me get married and she will miss that too. I can go to my husbands mom for advice but it wont be the same. I thought, why did she have to go now? This was my senior year coming up and she wanted to be a part of it with me. Why now when we are beginning a new chapter in our lives? Jenny said. Even our home is so different now. When we got home we always talked about our day and she was always there for us. She always thought of everyone else before her. She was thoughtful and warm-hearted and never did anything wrong. She always put me and Mikey before her. She said we were her smile and her sunlight. Jim has taken over the role of cheer leader in the family. Both Jenny and Mikey said, He has been a strong and amazing person even before our mom passed away. Jim can be seen not only at his kids sports but also at other Tarpon games. Cristy died on April 27, just seven months ago. Jim was at her bedside. Neither of them wanted the kids to see her the way she was. She was unable to talk since the cancer had reached her lungs. It was really weird that last night. The doctors said she was unable to talk, yet she gathered up enough strength to say one last thing to my dad, said Jenny. Mikey continued, Just ve minutes before she died, she saw my dad with his head down on her bed and crying. She put her hand on his hand and said, I love you. He said, I love you too. She said, Take care of the kids. He replied, I will, you know I will. She started to cry and I feel like she knew what was happening and she hated to miss our sports because that was her thing, Mikey said. She said, Ill never miss another sporting even again, Ill always be there. Then she cried and that was it, she was at peace. Mikey always says the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner prayers. On Thanksgiving with nearly 20 friends and family at the dinner table he dedicated the prayer to his mom. Everyone was crying at the end; several left the table. Today will provide the opportunity to tell those you love how important they are in your life and perhaps give them a little longer hug. Jenny and Mikey DAlessandro would gladly give back all of the Christmas presents they had ever received for just one more hug, kiss or A mothers enduring loveBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comMikey and Jenny DAlessandro at their second home on the track outside of the eld house at Charlotte High School. 1 ,?IIRi,YetCNt??"? a r f a tit-Al\+? .fir +, 2 ?? ? S 7f J.All

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The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian Approximately 500 students paid $2 each to watch the faculty challenge the DeSoto County varsity volleyball team to a match during the nal two hours before the holiday break. The money raised went into the volleyball team fund and also the general athletic fund. Some players suggested that maybe they should have used the money to pay for different ofcials! With former coach Dave Bremer and Sarah Bennett, Lexi Wiliams and Jayla Cowell as referees and line judges, there were some questionable calls. Somehow, after the team had beaten the faculty two games to one, the next game was considered the winnertake-all championship. At that point the students should have gured they didnt have a chance to win. As the faculty hit a ball that went by Bremer in his referee stand, he deected it back onto the court for a point for the teachers. He said something about a new rule. Even a certain sportswriter used his camera to show Bremer a Faculty defeats students in questionable gameBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR Tishonna Riley gives the evil eye to one of the line judges after a call was made. Theres no need to say if the call went in favor of the students. Volleyball coach Laura White pushes a shot over the net in the facultys win over the varsity volleyball team. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comJarrett Zolkos and Richard Koonce go up to block a Casey Hall hit.GAME | 17 Eye Exams Medical Eye Care Surgery Full Optical Boutique Contact Lenses We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and all major medical plans863.491.7777 2442 NE Highway 70, Arcadia (across from Walgreens) Dr. Ronald O. Sevigny Dr. Mark D. SevignyRonald O. Sevigny, O.D. Mark D. Sevigny, O.D. Robyn Russell, O.D. Daniel Welch, M.D.Hablamos Espaol Doctors on site EVERYDAY, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.(24 Hour A Day Emergency Eye Care)Free Lunch & Learn Seminar SeriesThursday Jan. 9th Glaucoma Treatment 11:30 12:30 New Therapies Thursday Jan 23rd Age Related Macular Degeneration 11:30 12:30 Latest DevelopmentsRSVP Today, Complimentary Lunch & Learn 863.491.7777 Call Today! We fill medicaid Eyeglass Perscriptionswww.7eeye.com Blinky 50457389 SEVIGNYASSOCIATES. ,k.Narl Sertp?t 43gOC1P`?EYE ?. y

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 The DeSoto Middle School took the last two hours of school before the holiday break to raise some money for the Panther athletic program. Both sides of the gym were packed with students who paid $2 each to watch the basketball game between the faculty and students. It was a tight game, with the students taking an early lead, but the faculty battled back to take a 12-10 lead at the end of the rst period. Boys basketball coach Eric Shea was seen giving the referee some money at the end of the quarter and the faculty blew out to a 26-15 lead at the half. Shea said, I was just paying him back some money I borrowed earlier. The nal score saw the faculty down the students 51-30. The real winners were the athletes and the athletic program, which raised some much needed funds for the program.Middle school game raises money for athleticsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR The wave took a few moments to get started but then went around the gym in perfect timing. Boys basketball coach Eric Shea gives last second pregame instructions to Darryl Nicklow. Nicklow, who scored just two points, said it was almost the rst time in his life that he didnt score a point while wearing a DeSoto jersey. Kendhal Stewart and Darryl Jackson exchange some trash talking before a free throw.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe game was physical as seen by girls basketball coach Chris Roberts blocking out a student player with his big wing span. ik ?'lv i ?.r t_ v 7;"Y r I kNOWAi ?'WITl il l ` ? 7Q* 4-T717At Aqr-1i Y.Fa, F S '?? f 1 ?' ?(J y? ;PLC ; r y 1 A ?'.. ,;lV' 'r ,1 1 y Fi lyY -i ?. fr ,1 `Y,+ F' '?.., 1w-N? 't r 1. f,?;-.a, It.??a1.Y!? /"`I+ }?' ??? ? ? ? ?I?..? ''?? Q ??'_r1'?tlg-,??`,? ? ? ?? _c?; `? 'R.Zy:cj ?.? z,-y .` :.? t, ?i??,1 ? ? `,? -t, ?i ? ?, -7 /r ?. ? ` _.. .-.. ? ? ?? 1 ? Y YYY'_i 1????J?'i i } 1 47>?' -"f? LJ ? -??49p' r -lOwl.

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The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian photo of a close call that of course went the teachers way. After the game, varsity coach Laura White said the ofciating did a good job. Athletic director Jarrett Zolkos said they were excellent, while football/ basketball coach Richard Koonce said, they were wonderful and very helpful. On the other end, players such as Casey Hall described the ofciating as inaccurate, Martha Pelham used the words cheating and lying. Kacey Steyer used the word horrible and Tishonna Riley said they were terrible. The Deriso sisters agreed with their teammates, but were a little kinder as Josie said they were different and sister Jill used the word unique. Theres no need to give the nal results of the game and which team are now the Champions of 2013. The players pretty much described the end result perfectly.GAMEFROM PAGE 15 The DeSoto County junior varsity boys basketball team had to rely on a couple of runs that resulted in 17 unanswered points and held off Community Christians two runs totaling a 22-4 advantage to beat the Mustangs 58-47. After Chace Higgins scored the rst bucket of the game, Community Christian went on a 10-point run to take a 14-8 lead after the rst period. Bulldog coach Darby Ellis could be heard telling his team at the break, How can you miss nine layups in the rst quarter? The Bulldogs game was off. They were sloppy in their ball handling and shot selection. While playing against the Mustangs varsity squad that had four players taller than any Bulldog player and two seniors on the court, the boys from Arcadia had several shots blocked and were dominated on the boards at both ends of the court. Trailing 20-19 with just over a minute left in the rst half, Caleb Blackwood dusted the net for three points and then it was time for the Shawn Brown Show! Brown, who was scoreless through the rst 15 minutes, popped a three and followed it with a two-point bucket and then another three at the buzzer! Those eight points gave the Bulldogs a 30-20 lead at the break. That was the rst time I ever hit a three at the buzzer and it felt good, Brown said.Second half battleThe Mustangs stampeded the Bulldogs out of the gate in the second half and went on their own 12-4 run. With the Bulldog lead at just two points, the Dawgs went on a 9-0 run to take an 11-point lead 43-32 at the end of three periods. The teams traded baskets in the nal eight minutes to give DeSoto County their 58-47 win. The Bulldogs offensive reworks produced 28 points in the second half. Blackwood put on a scor ing clinic while playing the big man position. He knocked down 16 of the teams 28 points in the half, and nished with a career-high 19 points. At halftime coach said Blackwood, you need some more buckets. I got a few shots in the third quarter but then he put me in at big JV Bulldogs tame Mustangs 58-47By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR Caleb Blackwood gets fouled as he goes up for a shot. Blackwood had a career-high 19 points, including 16 of those in the second half. DeSoto County beat Community Christian 58-47. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Caleb Blackwood wins the opening tip for the Bulldogs in the victory at Community Christian. The Bulldogs Chace Higgins gets a shot o in the 58-47 win at Community Christian.JV | 19 Family Service Center DIVISION OF CAREER AND ADULT EDUCATION 310 West Whidden Street Arcadia, FL 34266 Phone (863) 993-1333 desotoschools.com/fsc I n t e r m e d i a t e / A d v a n c e d Intermediate/Advanced C o m p u t e r C l a s s Computer Class M i c r o s o f t W o r d E x c e l A n d m u c h m o r e Microsoft Word Excel And much moreJ a n u a r y 1 4 2 0 1 4 M a r c h 1 1 2 0 1 4 January 14, 2014 March 11, 20145 : 3 0 p m 7 : 3 0 p m 5:30pm -7:30pm $ 7 7 3 4 $77.34 S p a c e i s L i m i t e d s o C a l l N o w Space is Limited so Call Now! 50457382 -terS OF ?` S TOP?O9 9 A IA. F 0

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The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 19 | Arcadian (post), he said. That was my rst game at big man and I started scoring. I was wide open and I made my shots. Blackwood went 5-for-8 from the free throw line while the rest of the team was only 3-for-13, which shows how important it is to be able to hit the shots from the charity stripe. Brown finished with 10 points, followed by Nirion Washington at 10 and Earl Grace with seven. This exciting and talented group of Bulldogs will be back in action Jan. 10 at Hardee and will be home against Lake Placid Jan. 14. The Bulldogs have beaten both of these teams in their rst meetings of the season and should provide another exciting game the second time around. Games start at 6 p.m.JVFROM PAGE 17 LIVESTOCK PRICESReported by the Arcadia Stockyard for the week of Dec. 18 Weight Price per cwt. Steers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $250-320 (avg. $274.20) 275-350 $235-265 (avg. $243.70) 350-425 $200-230 (avg. $211.41) 425-500 $177.50-200 (avg. $184.99) 500-575 $165-185 (avg. $169.77) 575-700 $150-170 (avg. $158.74) Steers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $195-260 (avg. $227.20) 275-350 $195-237.50 (avg. $220.56) 350-425 $170-205 (avg. $190.35) 425-500 $160-180 (avg. $171.78) 500-575 $142.50-165 (avg. $158.56) 575-700 $102.50-151 (avg. $135.58) Heifers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $190-270 (avg. $217.18 275-350 $175-210 (avg. $181.78) 350-425 $165-180 (avg. $170.10) 425-500 $157.50-177.50 (avg. $163.38) 500-575 $150-197.50 (avg. $160.56) 575-700 $140-190 (avg. $156.11) Heifers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $165-195 (avg. $180.53) 275-350 $165-177.50 (avg. $171.62) 350-425 $150-167.50 (avg. $161.03) 425-500 $140-160 (avg. $152.34) 500-575 $120-150 (avg. $141.69) 575-700 $97-147.50 (avg. $119.13) Slaughter Classes Cows: Boners 1100-1900 $87-97 (avg. $89.55) Lean 850-1200 $78-87 (avg. $82.71) Low Dressing: 800-1100 $74-85 (avg. $80.38) Shells: 650-800 $36-68 (avg. $56.70) Bulls: High Dressing: 1300-2000 $102-112 (avg. $107.08) 1000-1299 $82-102 (avg. $94.17) Low Dressing: under 1100 $86-93 (avg. $89.40) Totals: 2,363; calves 1,930; cows 356; bulls 77 Slaughter cows and bulls were $3 to $4 higher. Feeder steer and heifer calves under 275 lbs. were $6 to $8 lower; feeder steer and heifer calves over 275 lbs. were $3 to $6 higher. The market will be closed through Jan. 3. Weather SummaryMost of the state reported very little rain this week, with the exception of Defuniak Springs (Walton County) with 4.00 inches, according to Floridas Automated Weather Network. Marianna (Jackson County) received 3.58 inches of rain and four locations received between 2.00 and 2.50 inches of rain. Most of Florida was in the 80s, with the highest temperatures in Immokalee (Collier County) at 88 degrees. The lowest temperature in the state was in Jay (Santa Rosa County) with 26 degrees.Field CropsFarmers in the northern part of the state finished the harvest of cotton and continued to harvest soybeans. Planting of oats, wheat, rye and winter grazing was ongoing. Sugarcane harvest proceeded as scheduled in Hendry, Palm Beach and Glades counties.Fruits & Vegetables Farmers in Miami-Dade County continued to plant sweet corn, squash, beans and peppers. Vegetables and fruits marketed in the state included avocados, beets, cucumbers, escarole, mustard, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, eggplant, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, snap beans, radishes, lettuce, kale and a variety of specialty items.Livestock and PasturesThe cattle condition across the state was primarily good. The majority of the pasture condition ranged from poor to good in the state. Cattlemen were feeding hay and supplements across the state. Drought was the main contributing factor for the decline in pasture condition in the central and south part of the state while cold weather in the northern part of the state contributed to pasture decline.CitrusRain was light this week in the citrus growing region. All but one station recorded at least a trace of precipitation. Four stations recorded more than a half-inch. Putnam Hall (Putnam County) recorded the most precipitation with 0.81 inches. Belle Glade (Palm Beach County) was the only station to receive no precipitation. High temperatures were in the low to mid 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. 24, abnormally dry conditions cover most of the Indian River and southern growing areas and portions of the northern and central areas. More of the central area and slightly less of the northern area are covered this week. The western growing area remained drought free. Field workers reported small sizes on all varieties. Grove activity included hedging and topping after harvest, resetting of new trees, pushing of dead groves and replanting new citrus, mowing, fertilizing and psyllid control. Thirty-nine of 43 packinghouses had opened and begun shipping small quantities of fruit. Sixteen of 19 processing plants were 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.Very little rain throughout state this weekREPORTED FOR THE WEEK ENDING DEC. 29 CITRUS ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED in thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes Crop Dec. 15 Dec. 22 Dec. 29 Early/mid oranges 3,998 4,895 3,334 Ambersweet 1 3 4 Navel oranges 217 111 20 White grapefruit 93 146 64 Colored grapefruit 393 399 227 Tangelos 73 39 11 Sunburst tangerines 150 134 39 Honey tangerines 0 1 1 Total 4,915 5,728 3,700 OCTOBER Earl Hayes, 87, of Arcadia Oct. 1. Flossie M. Nickolson, 63, of Fort Ogden Oct. 3. Sharleen A. Sherrie Thompson, 57, of Arcadia Oct.5. Richard Gary Farwell, 67, of Zolfo Springs Oct. 7. Paul L. Hock, 87, of Arcadia Oct. 8. Helen C. Willits, 97, of Lake Suzy Oct. 10. Frank E. Cline, 82, of Arcadia Oct.11. He was a police officer, a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, a DeSoto County deputy, and Sheriff of DeSoto County from 1966 to 1981. He was president of the Florida Sheriffs Association in 1980 and 1981. Barbara Taylor Kalnas, 79, of Arcadia Oct.15. Shirley J. Nancy Oliver, 75, of Lake Suzy Oct. 16. Mary L. Viselli, 83, of Lake Suzy Oct. 18. Gwendolyn Garner Johnson, 95, of Owens Oct.19. Donald E. Hoffman, 101, of Arcadia Oct.23. Richard W. Biehl, 77, of Arcadia Oct. 25. Donald L. Torres, 68, of Bradenton Oct. 25. Donald Michael Don Lawruk, 75, of Lake Suzy Oct. 30. Kiya Moore, 6 months, of Arcadia Oct. 30. Debora Eivor Burgandine, 81, of Sarasota and 2013 DEATHSFROM PAGE 13formerly of Sweden Oct. 30. NOVEMBER Betty Lynn Williford, 70, of Manatee County Nov.4. Lula M. Richardson, 77, of Arcadia Nov.4 Jeannette S. Nicholson, 77, of Arcadia Nov.7. William Ralph Bill Jones, 65, of Lakeside Park, Ky., formerly of Arcadia Nov.6. Jerry Delmer Coker, 74, of Arcadia Nov. 8. Earline McClelland, 72, of Arcadia Nov.10. Mary Krier Riley, 92, of Lake Suzy Nov.12. Elmer Carlton Taylor, 84, of Arcadia Nov.12. Sandra Johnson, 75, of Arcadia Nov.14. Sarah Brown Peggy Roe, 89, of Arcadia Nov. 17. She was secretary and bookkeeper for the Arcadia Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a family owned and operated business. Forrest Dale Red Ballard, 89, of Arcadia Nov. 19. Glenn Lewis Sever, 77, formerly of Arcadia Nov.21. John Ellsworth Wilcoxen Jr. (Jack), 75, of Arcadia Nov. 22. Annie Joyce Campbell, of Arcadia Nov.28. DECEMBER Thomas Newport Sr, 88, of Lake Suzy Dec.2. Clement E. Hutzel, 94, of Arcadia Dec.4. Ruth E. Schweizer of Arcadia Dec.4. George Mann, 94, of Arcadia Dec.5. Lillian B. Hawkins, 81, of Arcadia Dec. 6. Mary Elizabeth Adams, 87, of Arcadia Dec. 8. David Alton Dave Nathe Sr., 76, of Arcadia Dec.9. Donna Sue Hines, 61, of Nocatee Dec.10. Jack V. Bogaert, 77, of Zolfo Springs Dec. 10. Catherine L. Kitty Spaulding, 86, of Arcadia Dec.11. Dan Fix, 59, of Arcadia Dec.14. Lucille Gibbs Spellman, 79, of North Carolina Dec. 14. Richard Michael Thompson, 72, of Lake Suzy Dec.16. Lawrence Stanford, 91, of Arcadia Dec. 16. Robert Remus Griffin Jr., 54, of Arcadia Dec. 17. A truck driver, bullfighter and photographer, he helped in vacating the murder conviction of James Richardson by obtaining critical documents for his defense. Billie Jo Walker Gaskins, 75, of Venus Dec.18. Robert W. Bob Rausche, 77, of Lake Suzy Dec.19. Dorothy Nanny DuBois, 92, of Arcadia Dec.23. Wallace Bubba Tervin, 82 Dec.23. Norma Jean Bastin, 81, of Arcadia Dec.24. Terry R. Cipra, 69, of Lake Suzy Dec. 24. Darlene S. Davis, 72, an Arcadia native Dec. 24. Sarah J. Roan, 89, of Arcadia Dec.25. Rita June Yesberger, 76, of Arcadia Dec. 25. A DeSoto County man who stopped his vehicle in the middle of SR 31 and fell asleep was arrested after deputies located both methadone pills and several baggies of crystal methamphetamine in his pocket. On Dec. 30, just before 1 a.m, Charlotte County Sheriffs Office deputies received a report of a man asleep in a vehicle parked in the middle of SR 31 south of Bermont Road. When they arrived, they found a gray Honda sedan with its brake light on sitting in the middle of the southbound lane. The driver of the car woke up as soon as the officer spoke to him to check on him. He was identified as Derek Matthew Conrad, 40, of the 1500 block of SE West Farms Road in Arcadia. According to the police report, a deputy said Conrad did not appear to be intoxicated, but was not able to say where he was coming from. When asked, Conrad consented to a search of his person. During the search, a deputy found a bag in Conrads front pants pocket that contained multiple other clear plastic baggies. One baggy had five small white pills that were found to be methadone. There were also five separate baggies that contained a total of 8.5 grams of a substance that tested positive for crystal methamphetamine. Conrad was charged with possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute, possession of methadone and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into the Charlotte County Jail and later released on a $17,500 bond.Sleeping driver leads to drug arrest CONRAD rwiIIIr;

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Said bids shall conform to and be responsive to the Contract Documents for the PROJECT and must be accompanied by the security referred to therein. There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting held on January 22, 2014, at the Way Building, 23 North Polk Ave., Arcadia, Florida, main conference room, at 10:00 A.M. followed by a tour of the PROJECT site. All questions about the meaning/intent of the contract documents must be submitted in writing, by 1:00 P.M., January 29, 2013 to Vivek Sai, P.E., Hazen and Sawyer, P.C. (ENGINEER), 10002 Princess Palm Ave., Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33619 or by email to vsai@hazenandsawyer.com. Copies of the Contract Documents are on file and may be examined at the Hazen and Sawyer, P.C., Tampa office, address as noted above. Each bid or proposal shall be made out or submitted on a form furnished as part of the Contract Documents, and must be accompanied by a cashiers check, or certified check, or a bidders bond in the amount specified in the Bid Form, made payable to the order of, or for the benefit of, the OWNER, as the case may be. Said check or bond shall be given as guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract with the OWNER if awarded the work, and will be declared forfeited if the successful bidder refuses to enter into said contract. This project is being funded by the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, Small Cities Community Development Block Grant, 13DB-OI-07-24-02-N22. As specified in the grant conditions, prior to contract award, the contractor shall document efforts to utilize Section 3 and M/WBE individuals and firms, including identifying what firms were solicited as suppliers an/or subcontractors, as applicable. The OWNER reserves the right to reject any and all bids and waive any and all irregularity in any bid. BY ORDER OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA Published 1/2/14 114862 2984258 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. NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 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 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 NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 re sult 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-095 IN RE: ESTATE OF Claude E. Thompson Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of CLAUDE E. THOMPSON, deceased, whose date of death was September 19, 2013, 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 r equired 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 26, 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: John D. Cusick, Esq. Attorney for JOY A. NORMAN Florida Bar Number: 99364 ENGVALSON & ASSOCIATES, P.A. 1920 Victoria Ave Fort Myers, FL 33901 T elephone: (239) 332-7273 Fax: (239) 332-3320 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 EMail:Engvalson.Pleadings@hotmail.comSecondary EMail: ContactUs@engvalsonlaw.com Personal Representative: JOY A. NORMAN 1598 NE State Road 16 Stark, Florida 32091-6596 Published 12/26/13 & 1/2/14 264548 2980970 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 14-2012-CA-000379 Division: 1 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. SHAWN BONSALL; ET AL. Defendants, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order REsetting the Foreclosure Sale dated December 16, 2013, 2013 and Final Judgment dated October 24, 2013, entered in Civil Case No.: 14-2012-ca-000379, DIVISION: 1, of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff, and SHAWN BONSALL; KRISTINA BONSALL; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, are Defendant(s). MITZIE W. MCGAVIC, the Clerk of Court shall sell to the highest bidder for cash at 11:00am., at a public sale at the south door of the courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, on the 25th day of March, 2014 the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 1, ARCADIA ACRES, SECTION ONE, 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 9, PAGE 34. If you are a person claiming a right to funds r emaining 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on December 19, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd, Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 T elephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 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, the provision of certain assistance. Please contact DeSoto Count y Clerks 'Serving DeSoto County since 1887'ARCADIANcLovv?..? ?14mmoooooooooooo? %000 ?"41000000000000? IIWMIlriVIIINARRIllIrArAtlooOO000000000-----------------Irnmdl fl fir atCGylln???fJ yor FB@

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The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 Office, 115 East Oak Street, A r cadia, Florida 34266; (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 12/26/13 & 1/2/14 296930 2980908 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN A ND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-000416 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. LINDA K. HARVARD A/K/A LINDA KAY HARVARD A/K/A LINDA HARV ARD, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 22, 2013, and entered in 2013-CA000416 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, is the Plaintiff and LINDA K. HARV ARD A/K/A LINDA KAY HARVARD A /K/A LINDA HARVARD; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 N/K/A STEPAN FLORES are the Defendant(s). Mitzie McGavic as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the South Door 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 AM on January 16, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT THE CENTER OF SECTION 5, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 11 EAST, UP CENTER LINE OF ROAD, 285.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE 175.15 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 WEST, 343.86 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 1 EAST, 108.40 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 78 EAST, 311.78 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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. Mitzie McGavic A s Clerk of the Court By:/s/B. Wynn A s Deputy Clerk IMPORT ANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, y ou are entitled, at no cost to y ou, to the provision of certain assistance: Please contact DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. Telephone: (863) 993-4876. At least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notif ication if the time before the scheduled appearance is less t han 7 days;If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. Submitted by: Robertson, A nschutz & Schneid, P.L. A ttorneys for Plaintiff 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, FL 33487 T elephone: 561-241-6901 Fax: 561-910-0902 Published 12/26/13 & 1/2/14 331723 2980947 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL Case No. 14-2010-CA-000005 DIVISION DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY IXIS REAL ESTATE CAPITAL TRUST, 2006-1 Plaintiff, vs. JESUS PEREZ, KELLIE M. TRUJILLO A/K/A KELLIE TRUJILLO, ANY A ND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, A ND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENNOTICE OFSALE3130 DANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC. AS NOMINEE FOR MERITAGE MORTGAGE, 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 July 22, 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 21, BLOCK E, FOREST PINE ESTATES, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 20 and commonly known as: 1833 PLUM DR SE, 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 21, 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 19 day of December, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Mitzie W. McGavic By: Deputy Clerk 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 12/26/13 & 1/2/13 101348 2980889 Advertise Today! 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 Cour thouse, 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266., on January 16, 2014, 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 1/2/14 & 1/9/14 119616 2983518 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 14-2012-CA-000559 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. FERNANDO ZEPEDA JR.; SALV ADOR ESPARZA; LAURA ZEPEDA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SALV ADOR ESPARZA; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; DESOTO COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 11, 2013, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of De Soto County, Florida, the clerk shall sell the property situated in De Soto County, Florida, described as: LOT 5, BLOCK I, FOREST PINE ESTATES, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 9, P AGE 20. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 2005 FLEETWOOD SINGLEWIDE MOBILE HOME WITH VIN # GAFL407A52847BH31, TITLE # 92672015 WHICH HAS BEEN RETIRED. a/k/a 1524 S.E. APPLE DR., ARCADIA, FL 34266-7428 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the South door of the Desoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, on January 23, 2014 beginning at 11:00 AM. If you are a person claiming a right to funds r emaining 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. Dated this 30th day of December, 2013. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Marlene Harriss Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERT AIN 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 IMMEDIAT ELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED APPEARANCE IS LESS THAN SEVEN (7) DAYS; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. Published 1/2/14 & 1/9/14 146641 2983814 T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that TC T AMPA 1, LLC; PNC CUS TC T AMPA 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 1065 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-46-TD Description of Property: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK 20, FLORACADIA 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 2. TOGETHER WITH A 1993 SKYLINE BUDDY MOTOR HOME. IDENTIFICATION #42611034F. T AX DEEDS3132 TITLE #64101975. RP# 0553341. Names in which assessed: ARCHIE L MACINNIS ESTATE 2419 SW CHARLOTTE ST ARCADIA, FL 34266 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JANUARY 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 16TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 12/19/13, 12/26/13, 1/2/14 & 1/9/14 112132 2978374 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 597 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-47-TD Description of Property: LOT 16, BLOCK 3, F.M. WALDRONS ADDITION TO THE CIRY OF ARCADIA, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 23. Names in which assessed: RONALD E & RITA Y CARTER 117 S MANATEE AVE ARCADIA, FL 34266 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on FEBRUARY 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/2/14, 1/9/14, 1/16/14 & 1/23/14 112132 2983845 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 1727 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-48-TD Description of Property: LOT 9, BLOCK 17, KING AND BAKER, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 105 AND PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGES 63. TOGETHER WITH A 1973 FLEETCRAFT SINGLE WINDE MOBILE HOME. IDENTIFICATION #5L202H2S16831. TITLE #5795049. RP#R0665249. Names in which assessed: HOWARD P MILLER ESTATE 1327 SE ADEL ST ARCADIA, FL 34266 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JANUARY 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 12/19/13, 12/26/13, 1/2/14 & 1/9/14 112132 2978390 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN T AX DEEDS3132 INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 843 Issuance Date: MAY 28, 2010 T ax Deed File #: 13-49-TD Description of Property: THE EAST FIFTY (50) FEET OF LOT 10, BLOCK 3, HENDRYS SUBDIVISION, LYING IN THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE SW1/4 OF SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 11. Names in which assessed: HOWARD P MILLER ESTATE 1327 SE ADEL ST ARCADIA, FL 34266 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JANUARY 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 12/19/13, 12/26/13, 1/2/14 & 1/9/14 112132 2978409 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 100 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-50-TD Description of Property: LOTS 58, AND 59, PEACE RIVER ACRES SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 68. Names in which assessed: HOLY GHOST CHURCH OF GOD PURCHASED WITH HIS BLOOD INC. PO BOX 35339 ST PETERSBURG, FL 33705 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JANUARY 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 12/19/13, 12/26/13, 1/2/14 & 1/9/14 112132 2978420 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 506 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-51-TD Description of Property: LOT 3, WINDY PINE MANOR, AN UNRECORDED PLAT ALSO DESCRIBED AS: BEG AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NW1/4 OF THE SE1/4 OF SECTION 33, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 06E ALONG EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 336.93 FEET TO NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF STATE ROAD NO. #72; THENCE S 56 DEGREES 50 W ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF WAY, 200 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 100.0 FEET; THENCE N 33 DEGREES 10W, 200.0 FEET; THENCE N 56 DEGREES 50 E, 100.0 FEET ; THENCE S 33 T AX DEEDS3132 DEGREES 10E, 200.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 3 FOOT EASTMENT ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY FOR UTILITIES. ALL LYING AND BEING IN DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. Names in which assessed: ELLA MAY BEAVER 930 CASTLE WAY LAKELAND, FL 33803 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JANUARY 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 12/19/13, 12/26/13, 1/2/14 & 1/9/14 112132 2978428 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 378 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-52-TD Description of Property: LOTS 9 AND 10, BLOCK B, A/W/ GILCHRISTS SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTH1/2 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 65. Names in which assessed: PA TRICIA GLADFELTER ET/AL 11497 58TH ST N PINELLAS PARK, FL 33565 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JANUARY 22, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 11TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 12/19/13, 12/26/13, 1/2/14 & 1/9/14 112132 2978484 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 1751 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-53-TD Description of Property: LOTS 1, BLOCK 31, KING AND BAKER SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 105 AND RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK C-5, P AGE 63, INCLUDING ANY REVERSIONARY INTEREST IN THE ALLEYWAY ADJOINING THERETO BY VACATION OF ALLEYWAY AS SHOWN IN O.R. BOOK 115, PAGE 215, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID INTEREST IN THE ALLEYWAY ABOVE DESCRIBED BEING: TO CENTERLINE OF ALLEYWAY ADJACENT TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 1. Names in which assessed: HECTOR TELLO 1168 SE SEVENTH AVE ARCADIA, FL 34266 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JANUARY 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ?ftwwooo ooo? 1wft?D

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 T AX DEEDS3132 Dated this 17TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 12/26/13, 1/2/14, 1/9/14 & 1/16/14 112132 2980975 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 42 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-54-TD Description of Property: LOT 2, BLOCK 19, ROYAL PARK ESTATES, FIRST ADDITION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 67. Names in which assessed: HORN VI, LLC 18305 BISCAYNE BLVD STE 400 A VENTURA, FL 33160 A ll of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on FEBRUARY 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/2/14, 1/9/14, 1/16/14 & 1/23/14 112132 2983843 Employ Classified! NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 177 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-55-TD Description of Property: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SE1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE NE1/4 OF SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 41 W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 167.99 FEET; THENCE N 88 DEGREES 19 W, 331.50 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 38 E, 106.01 FEET TO CENTERLINE OF CREEK; THENCE S 74 DEGREES 09 E ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 99.41 FEET; THENCE N 54 DEGREES 39 E ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 143.48 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT; THENCE S 88 DEGREES 18 E ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, 119.57 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A TWENTY-FIVE (25) FOOT EASEMENT ALONG THE W EST SIDE FOR ROAD, DRAINAGE AND UTILITIES. Names in which assessed: T ARPON IV, LLC C/O GULF GROUP HOLDINGS INC A VENTURA, FL 33160 A ll of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on FEBRUARY 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/2/14, 1/9/14, 1/16/14 & 1/23/14 112132 2983840 T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 41 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-56-TD Description of Property: LOT 15, BLOCK 18, ROYAL PARK ESTATES, FIRST ADDITION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 67. Names in which assessed: MHM 39 INC. PO BOX 52033 SARASOTA, FL 34232 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on FEBRUARY 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/2/14, 1/9/14, 1/16/14 & 1/23/14 112132 2983837 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK CUSTODIAN FOR TRCSPE, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 387 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-58-TD Description of Property: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 15, EMMA C. JOHNSONS WEST END ADDITION TO ARCADIA, FLORIDA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 4 AND PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 3. Names in which assessed: ADAV H CRAWFORD 509 W EFFIE ST ARCADIA, FL 34266 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on FEBRUARY 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 27TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/2/14, 1/9/14, 1/16/14 & 1/23/14 112132 2983836 OTHER NOTICES3138 Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has received an application for a modification of a water use permit to withdraw water from wells and surface waters from Premier Citrus, LLC; Attn: Greg Bartolucci, P.O. Box 690997, Vero Beach, FL 32969. Application number: 20006275.009, Application r eceived: 09/30/2013. Predominant use type: Agricultural. The modification is to add 4 surface water withdrawals, with no increase in total quantities. Total r equested withdrawal average daily gallons per day: 876,000. Peak month average gallons per day: 6,205,100. Maximum daily gallons per day: 18,480,000 from 9 active wells. Location: Sections 11, 13, 14, 23-26 Township 39 East, Range 27 South, in Desoto County. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at the OTHER NOTICES3138 T ampa service office, 7601 US Hwy 301, Tampa, FL 33637. Interested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application number and be received within 14 days from the date of this notice. If you wish to be notified of intended agency action or an opportunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request r eferencing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida W ater Management District, Regulation Performance Management Department, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 or submit your request through the Districts website at www.watermatters.org. The District does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring accommodation under the ADA should contact the Regulation Performance Management Department at (352)796-7211 or 1(800)4231476: TDD only 1(800)2316103. Published 1/2/14 125523 2983828 NEEDAJOB? CHECKTHE CLASSIFIEDS! 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 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. 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The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian Two Southwest Florida authors have published a book that features several Arcadia attractions, including the AllFlorida Championship Rodeo. The book, Resolutionary War, chronicles the yearlong battle of an Englewood, Florida, band of soldiers to keep promises and to triumph over unforeseen consequences. When Brenda suggests that family and friends write resolutions, share them, and follow their progress throughout the year, no one anticipates the startling revelations and upheavals that follow. Resolutions come and go, as the characters struggle to be true to their promises. The Resolutionary War explores the idea of personal progress, ultimately asking readers: Do people change because of their resolutions or in spite of them? Co-author and Bradenton resident, Sandy Chase, says Arcadia and many of its landmarks are included in the book because of their importance to the culture and history of Southwest Florida. We felt it was important to add some of those elements in the story, because it showcases so much of the variety and that is found in the area, she said. Chase teamed up with Englewood native Violet Ebersole to write the book, and they believe their rst-hand knowledge of the area help add to the books authenticity. For more information on purchasing the book, visit www.thewordmaster.net.Arcadia featured in new novelSTAFF REPORT PHOTOS PROVIDEDSandy Chase and Violet Ebersole are the co-authors of The Resolutionary ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Now may be the time to try something new, Aries. You are not one to shy away from anything, but right now youre a bit apprehensive about things. Take a leap of faith. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, many people look to you as a leader, and they are wise to do so. You are especially trustworthy, and you will be asked to solve a few problems this week. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, there wont be much time to enjoy recreational activities this week, so you may have to find a new way to let loose. Rest assured there will be more time for fun down the road. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, a new opportunity comes your way but youre not quite sure if youre ready for such drastic changes. Take your time before making a final decision. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, no matter how hard you try, some people just cant see things from your point of view. Dont take this personally, as everyone is entitled to their own opinions. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, sometimes it seems like you have all of the answers, while at other times, you might not know how to approach a situation. Take some time to analyze your approach. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Feeling homesick, Libra? If so, make some post-holiday plans to visit with friends or family you didnt get a chance to see during the holidays. Enjoy this time spent with loved ones. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you like to stay busy. But you sometimes feel overwhelmed with all that you have to do. Stop biting o more than you can chew and take things one task at a time. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, now is a good time to make resolutions and reconnect with distant friends. It is good to rekindle relationships and commit to spending more time with friends and family. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 After time away for the holidays, getting back into a routine can be challenging, Capricorn. But you like to stick to a schedule, and getting back on track is the way to do it. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, although you have many friends, you recently have only spent time with a select few. This week is a great time to reach out to those friends you havent seen in awhile. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Your competitive juices will be flowing this week, Pisces. Enjoy the competitive atmosphere but dont take things too far. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JANUARY 5 Bradley Cooper, Actor (39) JANUARY 6 Eddie Redmayne, Actor (32) JANUARY 7 Katie Couric, TV host (57) JANUARY 8 David Bowie, Singer (67) JANUARY 9 Kate Middleton, Dutchess (32) JANUARY 10 Rod Stewart, Singer (69) JANUARY 11 Newton Faulkner, Singer (29) 50457391 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. ?c irk'SHOP?SOtOFor Your Support Keep Your Dollars In DeSoto

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 2, 2014 South Florida State Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture presents the Cracker, Houses, and Horses exhibition Jan. 8 through March 1. The event is free and open to the public. This exhibition features the work of Ron Haase, Mindy Z. Colton and Jon Kral. Floridas landscape is dotted with simple Cracker houses and acres of open range where cattle grazed under the watchful eyes of cowboys reects a bygone era. These three contemporary artists evoke this history in distinct ways. Ron Haase, ar chitect, author and professor emeritus from the University of Florida, is known for his energy-efcient Cracker-style homes. Haases research into the old ways of building in Florida led to his popular book, Classic Cracker. Mindy Z. Colton combines her passion for art and horses in her unique sculptural works. Colton creates one-of-akind and limited edition sculptures in mixed media, bronze, aluminum, wood, and other permanent media. Also on view is a selection of photographs from the Cracker Cowboy Collection by Jon Kral. Krals collection of photos chronicles the lives, work habits, environment, and customs of his friends, the Florida cowboys. He is best known for his documentary photography of Floridas dying breed of cowboys in the 1999 book Cracker: Floridas Enduring Cowboys. Kral worked for 17 years as a photographer for The Miami Herald. Krals evocative images have received the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Award as well as ve Pulitzer Prize nominations. The co-sponsor of this exhibition is the SFSC Foundation Inc. The SFSC Museum of Florida At and Culture (MOFAC) is open to the public 12:30 4:30 p.m., Wednesday through Friday, and by appointment for group tours. SFSC Artist Series patrons may visit the museum one hour prior to each performance. For more information or to request a museum Cracker, Houses, and Horses exhibition coming to SFSCBy SUMMER MILLERSFSC Mindy Coltons original sculptures of horses are on exhibit at the Museum of Florida Art and Culture at South Florida State College. PHOTOS PROVIDEDRon Haase, an architect and professor, has studied the classic Cracker style of houses. His work, such as his drawing of the Rawlings House, is part of an exhibit at SFSCs Museum of Florida Art and Culture. tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, MOFAC curator, at 863-7847240 or email doctrowm@ southorida.edu. Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Bowling Green, FL 33834 Sat. 8-12 for only $12.50 a week! for only $12.50 a week! 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