The Arcadian

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The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
DeSoto sun herald
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, January 9, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsJOYCE DICKSON ART ON DISPLAYArtist of the Month displays paintings at hospital this month.PAGE 23 A section of the SunINSIDE Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............13 Agriculture ...........16 MAN STABBED: An inmate at DCI was reportedly stabbed by other inmates, air-lifted to Manatee ........ 8 DANCE PARTY: Dance academy holds registration for the new season ................................... 11 PARADE AT CRAIGS: Craigs RV Park residents parade in golf carts, on foot, for the holidays ............... 23 The Arcadia City Council agreed to schedule ve workshops focused on topics ranging from the citys strategic plan and community engagement, to special events, the annual budget and a budget audit. The issue that created the most controversy, however, was a discussion over the need to review the citys personnel policy manual. Interim City Administrator Tom Slaughter recommended the subject be addressed as part of a larger workshop regarding city stafng and management, but Councilman Joe Fink wondered why a workshop was necessary since the council recently approved changes to the manual. Wouldnt this be something that could be handled by resolution? I dont see why we would need a workshop on this, he said. We voted on this recently, and I know Im the only one who read the policy manual before voting on it. I did my due diligence. Mayor Alice Frierson then questioned whether Fink actually read the entire manual before voting on it. You mean to tell me you read that big manual before voting? she asked. Fink responded, Yes I did, Mayor. I make sure I know what Im voting on before I do it. In fact, the manual is sitting under my counter at the store right now. Frierson said she noted items in the manual she felt needed to be changed, and asked the rest of the council whether they would prefer to workshop the issue. Councilmen Bob Allen, Bob Heine and Keith Keene agreed they would prefer a workshop on the manual. Slaughter then said he would come back to the council with specific dates for the workshops.Council approves workshops, waits to pursue ex-marshal LeeBy S TEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORCOUNCIL | 24 After three years of patience, hard work and community support, DeSoto County Veterans Service Ofcer Lee Gallaghers dream of bringing The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall to DeSoto is now a reality. Gallagher, with the backing of county ofcials and nancial support from individuals and businesses, has secured a contract to have the wall brought to the Turner Center grounds Dec. 4-8. This has been a long time coming for me; I remember when I rst pitched the idea to former County Administrator Jan Brewer, Gallagher said. With the support of current Administrator Guy Maxcy and the County Commission, as well as help from Jodi Sullivan at the Turner Center, we were able to bring this to fruition. The wall will be the centerpiece during the DeSoto County Veterans Appreciation Days, which will honor all military veterans. This is a four-day event that will feature not only the wall, but various vendors, displays and other activities By STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR PHOTOS BY MAUREEN WELSH. Used with permission Traveling Vietnam wall coming to DeSotoWALL | 3 Ji\ I ) I ANFICZ i a//+tg`\h\SI MIS SAn.\i`\.,rl .a. \7 @'05252"516216

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 The Arcadia City Administrator Search Committee convened for the rst time Monday in its initial step toward recommending ve potential administrator candidates to the city council. Committee members Marcia Brown, Mary Kay Burns, Dick Fazzone, John Super and Mitchell Watson nominated Super as chairman, with Fazzone as vice chair. They were also given infor mation packets by City Clerk Penny Delaney, which contained guidelines and other instructions for the group to follow, including procedures and authority under city resolution 2013-29, guidelines for choosing ve nal candidates to submit to the city council, and copies of Floridas Sunshine Law and the citys prior contract with former administrator Judith Jankosky. As part of the outline provided to the committee, three key dates were highlighted. The committee must submit a schedule and budget for the city administrator recruitment to the council by Jan. 21. It must then submit a proposed job summary, position description and applicant qualications to the council by Feb. 4. The nal ve candidates for the position must be provided to council by March 4. Fazzone suggested the members take time to review the information in the packet and reconvene in a week to begin formal discussions. There is some very good information in here, and we should all take the time to go over it, he said. He also noted since the committee needed to submit a plan schedule and budget to the city council shortly, it was important to get a copy of the citys previous adminis trator advertisement and begin getting cost estimates on ad rates, etc. We should also get a hold of the Florida League of Cities and ask for their help, he said. Before adjourning, the committee agreed to hold its next meeting Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. in the city council chambers.Committee begins administrator search processBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE BAUERMembers of the Arcadia City Administrator Search Committee held their rst meeting Monday. From left are Marcia Brown, Mary Kay Burns, Mitchell Watson, Dick Fazzone and John Super. Jayme Skinner, Bank Secrecy Act ofcer and Assistant Vice President at First State Bank of Arcadia, was recently awarded the Certied Regulatory Compliance Manager designation from the Institute of Certied Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, in Washington, DC. The CRCM designation is awarded to individuals who demonstrate excellence in the eld of bank regulatory compliance. To qualify for the CRCM certication, individuals must have certain levels of experience and education in the compliance profession, pass an exam and agree to abide by a code of ethics. The CRCM exam covers regulatory requirements as they relate to credit, deposits, securities, safety and soundness, information reporting and corporate responsibility. Skinner has been with First State Bank of Arcadia for 17 years and is active within the community. She is a past president of the local Toastmaster Club and currently supports the Arcadia-DeSoto Habitat for Humanity.Skinner earns banker certificationSubmitted by DIANE JONESFIRST STATE BANK SKINNER Elks give back to those who served Mary Lyne, acting as Santas Helper, gives a lap blanket to one of the veterans at the Veterans Nursing Home in Port Charlotte, a gift of the Arcadia Elks.PHOTOS PROVIDED BY JACKIE TUCKEREach year the Arcadia Elks 1524 does a special project for veterans. This year they again visited the Douglas T. Jacobson Veterans Nursing Home in Port Charlotte to deliver 120 lap blankets. Shown in the photo are, from left, Mary Lyne, past Exalted Ruler; Ed Lyne, Loyal Knight; and Jackie Tucker, past Exalted Ruler. In 2012 Mary received the Elks Veterans National Service Commission Volunteer of the Year award, which Jackie received in 2013. 50457414 NOTICE to Property Owners March 1 is the DEADLINE to file for: Up to $50,000 Homestead Exemption $50,000 Senior Exemption (Age 65 or older)* $5,000 Disabled Veterans Exemption $ 500 Widows Exemption $ 500 Widowers Exemption $ 500 Disability Exemption $ 500 Exemption for Blind Persons Property Tax Discount for Veterans Age 65 and Older with Combat Related Disability** Deployed Military Exemption*** Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Veteran or First Responder All Other Exemptions Agricultural Classification DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR FILING EXEMPTIONS Social Security Number Floridas Drivers License Florida Vehicle Tag Number Voter Registration (if applicable) Immigration information (if applicable) Dependent Children School Information Checking/Savings Account Statement Paid Utility Bill with Current Address If you have any questions concerning the qualifications for these exemptions, please call the Property Appraisers Office at ( 8 6 3 ) 9 9 3 4 8 6 6 (863) 993-4866 Applications for exemptions and discounts MUST be made IN PERSON at DeSoto County Property Appraisers Office Administration Building 201 East Oak Street, Room 102 8:30 AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday *Household Income Limitation **Copies of Honorable Discharge and Combat-Related Injury Documentation Required ***Exemption determined by number of days deployed. 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The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian 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 like a car/motorcycle show and hopefully live entertainment, Gallagher said. And since the event coincides with the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, we will have special events planned in remembrance of that tragic day. The traveling wall is owned by The Vietnam and All Veterans of Brevard, and is featured at events across both Florida and elsewhere in the country. The memorial is three-fths the size of the original located in Washington, D.C., stands six feet tall and is approximately 300 feet long. The wall will be lit 24 hours a day, and will also feature around-the-clock security provided by the local chapter of the Vietnam Brotherhood. Thats something we have promised to do as part of our duty as Vietnam veterans, and we are very proud to be a part of this event, said Tim Martin of the Vietnam Brotherhood.A celebration of all veteransGallagher stressed that although the wall will be a featured part of the event, the priority is the celebration of all veterans. We want to have everyone represented, from World Wars I and II, to the Korean War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan, he said. We want the focus to be on everyones service to the military, and the wall is one way we can educate the community on the sacrices made for our countrys freedoms. Gallagher said he would also like to have representatives from the Spanish and African-American communities to highlight their contributions to past military conicts. Thats something we are working on; we really would like to make that a bigger part of the event, he said. DeSoto School District Superintendent Dr. Karyn Gary has told Gallagher that every student in the district will visit the wall. That was wonderful to hear. Its important to educate our children about some of these conicts they have probably only read about in history class, Gallagher said.Help still neededWith the costs of the wall approximately $7,500, and with additional funding needed for required stadium lighting, landscaping and other materials, a fundraiser has been started to encourage donations. Individuals or businesses can donate funds at different levels of sponsorship,and have their name or company featured on a banner, along with vendor space or a display tent. Gallagher said there is also a strong need for volunteers for the event. I would say that we are going to need roughly 400 volunteers when this is all said and done, so anyone willing to pitch in is welcomed with open arms. If you are interested in purchasing vendor space, would like to have a display or contribute in another fashion, Gallaher encourages anyone looking to get involved to contact him directly at 863-993-4860, or email veterans@ desotobocc.com.WALLFROM PAGE 1 PHOTOS BY MAUREEN WELSH. Used with permissionThe memorial in Arcadia will have a similar setup to the one seen here. The traveling wall will be on display Dec. 4-8. Friends and relatives leave owers, candles and mementos in honor of their fallen loved ones. Visitors gather at the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall to pay their respects to those who were killed during combat. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall is featured in communities throughout Florida and the United States during the year. 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 9, 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 How to pick a new administratorWere excited that the committee formed to help pick the next Arcadia City Administrator has nally had its rst meeting. Its been almost three months since Judi Jankosky resigned, and wed like the city to settle on its permanent administrator quickly. The panel of ve plans to meet again Jan. 14 to come up with a list of qualications for the new administrator, along with a budget for advertising and other expenses. Theyll get their nal job description and list of requirements to City Council by Feb. 4 so they can then start advertising, with the goal of having a list of ve nalists by March 4. Ambitious? Yes, but by the time an administrator is hired and in place, it could end up being six months since Jankosky left the job. We are eager to have someone nally in place. But we dont want to rush them to the point they overlook things. We especially urge the committee to have a good, detailed background review performed for the nalists not just the cursory criminal background check that had been done in the past, but the kind that takes a little digging. Had such a detailed check been done before Markae Rupp was hired, the city might not be where it is today: they might have discovered the truth about the MBA she listed on her resume, or have found out about the festering sore memo she delivered at one of her prior jobs. We urge the committee to request such a review so council will know about any skeletons in the candidates closets before they surprise the city. We also urge citizens to attend the meetings (the next one is Tuesday at 4 p.m.). The committee is open to citizens questions and suggestions. | LETTERS TO THE EDITORPreparing children for a bright futureEditor: Our children go through many stages and changes in the growing process. Although different some milestones are more important than others. Getting ready for school is probably the most important between the ages of 6 and 12. This is called school-aged child development. This is the time of growing independence and wanting to be considered more responsible. Giving your child small chores around the house will help foster this sense of responsibility. Some may include setting or clearing the table, taking out the garbage, cleaning their room, etc. Reinforce them with positive things for completed chores. Encourage self-esteem and a positive self-image in your child by using frequent praise. Encourage them to be curious, explore and take on new challenges. As your child enters the rst grade, he or she should obtain certain skills to be considered ready for school. Not all children are ready for school at the same time. Your child should be comfortable with spending time with other children by the time he or she is starting school. Doing little things can trigger the sense of readiness for your child, such as taking him or her to meet their new teacher or seeing their new Chillin out here in PJvilleCold enough for you, lately? Bet youve been asked that this winter, and have even asked it yourself. As Mark Twain said, Every body complains about the weather but nobody does anything about it. He was and still is right. So, what if somebody could do something about the weather? What if we could rid this old world of earthquakes, tornadoes, oods, lightning, hurricanes, drought, monsoons, heat waves, snow storms and everything else that gets complained about and causes disasters? Im betting somebody would still be complaining, saying the weather was too boring. As for me, I enjoy some variance in the weather. Though Im a Florida Native (aka endangered species), I have an aversion to hot weather, sweat, and stickiness, and enjoy what little bit of cool or cold weather we get. So this may be my favorite week of the year thats going on right now. Im all for chillin here in PJville, for sure. Some like it hot, like the old movie title says wet hair clinging to their heads, stains on their clothes, dampness in their socks, and the unmistakable smell of musky body odor wafting in the breeze. They must also like it gross. The good thing about cold weather is that you can always just keep adding layers of clothing to get warm. The bad thing about hot weather is that you can only take off so much of it before you get arrested for airing out your birthday suit. Not a good thing at my age, as it would need a lot of ironing. The old saying about married couples being opposites is often true. They ght over everything, from leaving the toilet lid up or down to the AC thermostat. If it were up to me, mine would be set around 73 degrees. You notice that I said if, so obviously it aint up to me. Ours stays at 80, which to people like me who can sweat at the mere mention of the word, feels more like 95. Im thinking I should keep my PJs in the freezer during the summer, and put on a freshly frozen pair every hour or two. I know, having to run the air or heat is what runs our electricity bills up, and so we should be frugal when necessary so well save money to help us be comfortable in other ways when the weather isnt cooperating like airline tickets to a more suitable climate. My interaction with snow has been less that sporadic. In fact, I got to catch a few akes on my tongue and made a snowball in October of 2009, and thats been about it. How fun it would be to make a snow fort and have snowball ghts, and Ive even had a few offers by friends up North to join them there and do just that. I think itd be a blast to make a snow angel, but I likely never will. I even thought of trying to do something like that here in Southwest Florida when the weather is steamy and the humidity is stiing. I could lay out in my yard on my back and work my arms and legs as if in snow, and try to imagine it being cooler, but I have a feeling the friction would set the dry leaves and dead grass on re, and the investigators who found my charred remains would report that aliens had own by and melted me to death with some sort of space zapper. Meanwhile, Ill just contend with the weather, whether or not I like it. Yall stay warm and healthy, and well see what next week brings us to deal with. Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com.LETTERS | 12 OUR VIEW | 17 15 THAT WW --No, soN, T-iors wHArSNOWB(R.D5 LWK A 51 GN OF 1R Tf NEsLt K, Dg>DY ? 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The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian James Lee Jimmy Dozier, U. S. Army Major General (ret.), will give a presentation to the DeSoto County Historical Society about when he was kidnapped by the Italian Red Brigades, a terrorist group, in 1981. Free and open to the public, the meeting is Jan. 9 at the Family Service Center Annex (old West Elementary School cafeteria) at the corner of N. Orange Ave. and W. Effie St. At 11:30 a.m., a luncheon of chicken and biscuits, coleslaw, fresh fruit, and dessert is available for $6. At noon, President Bebe Bradbury will conduct a short business meeting before she introduces Dozier. He is the son of J. B. Doc Dozier and Leota Caruthers Dozier. A veteran of World War I, Doc worked as an accountant in his brothers store. A. J. Doziers mercantile served Arcadia for 50 years. Leota, an English teacher, taught at DeSoto County High School and involved her students in projects to preserve local history. After she retired, she recorded the recollections of many of DeSoto Countys pioneers. Jimmy, born in 1931, graduated from DeSoto County High School. He served in the National Guard, and he was called to active duty during the Korean War in 1951. He has degrees in engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and in aerospace engineering from the University of Arizona. He fought in Vietnam and was awarded a Silver Star for heroism, a purple heart for combat wounds, among other commendations. In 1981, he was serving as deputy chief of staff for the Southern land forces of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) at their headquarters in Verona, Italy. In December, the Italian Red Brigades, a terrorist group, kidnapped Dozier and held him for 42 days. Italys antiterrorist forces rescued him, and Arcadia gave him a heros welcome home. This ordeal will be the subject of his presentation to the Society. In 2012 he traveled to Italy for a reunion with the members of the police special operations unit that rescued him. After 35 years of military service, he retired. He and his wife make their home in Fort Myers and North Carolina. For information, call Bebe Bradbury at 863-494-6607 or email bebebradbury@ gmail.com.Gen. Dozier speaks to Historical SocietyBY CAROL MAHLER Tony LaLonde, a student at De Soto County High School, has been selected for the 2014 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. He will perform in February with the Honors Choir as a Tenor 1. Participation in this honors ensemble is limited to the highest rated high school performers from across North America and select schools internationally. This series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school per formers on an international level. According to program director, Morgan Smith, Being selected to this Honors Performance Series is something each nalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We process thousands of nominations, selecting only the most talented performers. Working with master conductors and performing in such a venue is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians never forget. LaLonde auditioned in the Fall and was accepted after a review by the Honors Selection board. Acceptance to this elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in his application and audition recording. He will join other performers from United States, Canada, and select international schools for a special performance at the world famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievements. LaLonde studies music under the directions of Carrie Guffy and Byron Jones and is a member of the De Soto County High School Choir and audition-only Ensemble. He has received superior ratings and went to state competition last year with his group. He has been active in the DCHS plays for the past six years and was the Assistant Director for the 2013 play. In addition to his musical abilities, he is also active in De Soto baseball, receiving player of the game, All Area team member and the Golden Glove award for best hitting. The nalist will come together for ve days in February to work with master conductors and get a taste of the city. The Sunday perfor mance is open to the public and various collegiate music programs. Tickets can be purchased through the box ofce at www.carnegiehall. org/boxofce. 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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY 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. Today, Gen. James DOzier (ret.) will talk about his capture by the Italian Red Brigade and subsequent rescue. 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., regis tration 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. FRIDAY 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. The Photography Group of DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council meets the second Friday of each month 3:30 5 p.m. at the DeSoto Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Karen at ksmoke@embarqmail.com. Peace River Civil War Round Table meets at 1:30 p.m. second Fridays monthly at the Emerald Pointe clubhouse, 25188 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Lunch available. For more information, call 941-575-4269 or 941-639-0782. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. 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 Judy Jones and the Bread of Life Mission are teaming up with Full Harbor Church of Punta Gorda to visit Arcadia at noon on Saturday, Jan. 11. They will have blankets, coats and shoes to give to those in need. They welcome volunteers and donations. For information or to volunteer, call Judy at 941-575-4440 or 941-286-8586. Women in Fellowship Ministry meets every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Greater Mt. Zion AME Church, 256 S. Orange Ave. Be uplifted, motivated and inspired by God. Free and open to the public. Light brunch is served. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at 863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services, staffed by trained volunteers who have had background screenings. Phone also if interested in becoming a volunteer for either program. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY The DeSoto County Tourism Development Advisory Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, at the Commission Chambers, County Administration Bldg., 201 E. Oak St. Modern Woodmen of America Ch. 16497 meet at Terra Fried Chicken at 5 p.m. Bring items for the Center for the Needy (nonperishables and personal hygiene items). RSVP to 494-1679. Jan. 13, the American Legion meetings at Post K-11 will be at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of every month. DeSoto County Veterans Honor Guard practices at 6 p.m. second Mondays monthly at the American Legion Post. The American Legion Post K-11 will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday, 2124 N.W. American Legion Drive. For more information, call Roger Bumgarner at 993-0129. The GFWC Arcadia Womans Club meets on the second Monday of every month Sept. through May at the clubhouse in Veterans Memorial Park, 2288 N.W. American Legion Way, with a pot luck lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a meeting. Members are encouraged to bring guests. For more information call 494-2966. The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday each month. The AA Second Tradition Business Meeting is held every second Monday at 7:15 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Arcadia/DeSoto County Beautification Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the DeSoto County extension office, 2150 N.E. Roan St., Arcadia. The American Merchant Marines Veterans, Robert J. MacAlvanah Chapter (Suncoast Chapter), meets at noon every second Monday at The Family Table Restaurant, 14132 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. All Merchant Mariners and their spouses are welcome. For information, call 941-625-3234. 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 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 donations to Sierra Club are gratefully accepted. Reserve: 941-639-7468. DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 9 a.m. at the County Administration building, Room 103, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board meeting room of the DeSoto County School District, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weight watchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, starting Nov. 12, at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North, Arcadia. For information, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. 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 Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Friends of Arcadia Airport will hold their monthly Pancake Breakfast at the airport this Saturday beginning at 9am. All the pancakes you can eat along with sausage, OJ & coffee all for only $6. Door prize and 50/50. So come on out and enjoy breakfast at the airport. The DeSoto County Veterans Council meets the third Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. For details, call Don Finkle at 494-1465. DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council monthly meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. For more information visit http://desotoartscouncil.org/index.html. DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Mobile Pantry is on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Smith Brown Gym starting at 9 a.m. until the food is gone. The only requirement is to be a DeSoto County resident. Sponsored by the All Faiths Food bank of Sarasota. The First Marine Division Association meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday at Family Table Restaurant, 14132 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Call Carl Jones, 941-493-1408 for more information. Heartland Rural Health Networks Food Stamp Outreach grant program will have Angela Hendry come every third Wednesday to help seniors submit applications for food stamps. She will be at the Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center, 1425 Martin Luther King St., Arcadia, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Households should have at least one senior resident. Bring your ID, information on your income, assets, and expenses including medical. For more information call 863-452-0638. Community for Seniors meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every third Wednesday at TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care administration building on Arcadia Avenue. Open to anyone interested in being a new member. For more information, call Lori Coker at 990-1340. DeSoto County Traffic Safety Team meets at 1:30 p.m. third Wednesdays monthly at the DeSoto County Commissioners room, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Hearing Loss Association demonstrates amplified listening devices from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. third Wednesdays monthly at Charlotte County Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. For more information about HLA meetings, call 941-624-2947. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Eagles, 150 S. Polk Ave., now offers Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. THURSDAY The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, 2200 Roan St., Arcadia. Anyone interested may attend. Talk in for the meetings is at 147.180+ DARC repeater. Family Safety Alliance for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties, sponsored by Department of Children and Families, meets at 4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Lakewood Ranch Northern Trust Banks community room, 6320 Venture Drive, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call Kerri Gibson at 941-316-6129. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. 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 accepted. 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 dangerously low on food, its shelves are almost bare, and they need to replenish supplies before the colder months. Any donations are gratefully accepted, including cash, to help those in real need in our community. For more information, call 863-444-0499. 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. Sunc ast Trucking Academy 50463550 Dont Wait! Call Us Today For More Information 28040 Airpark Dr. Suite 104 Punta Gorda Florida 33982 (941) 347-7445 Get Your CDL in 3 Weeks! CDL TEST SITE NOW AVAILABLE! Student Loans Available www.SunCoastTrucking.com 18 WHEELSENDLESS POSSIBILITIES 18 WHEELSENDLESS POSSIBILITIES statrucking@gmail.com 1.

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The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian Family Album FAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to Arcadian.editor@gmail.com PHOTO PROVIDEDFred and Charlotte Carter celebrated their 51st anniversary on January 3. They were married on Jan. 3, 1963 in Arcadia.Happy anniversary PHOTO PROVIDEDPaul and Connie Balcom of Arcadia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married in Waterloo, Iowa on Dec. 28, 1963. They moved to Arcadia in 1998. Paul is retired and Connie operates an arts and crafts business. They have two children, Andrea of West Palm Beach and Paul Jr. of The Woodlands, Texas. They have ve grandchilden: Yvette, Desiree, Alex, Anna and Ava; and one great-grandson, Jacorey.Happy 50th anniversary PHOTO PROVIDEDThe Lopez family received a special New Years gift, as their daughter was the rst baby born at DeSoto Memo rial Hospital in 2014.Lopez family welcomes New Years baby Thank you to the Church of Christ and the Pine Level United Methodist Church, Cherie and all friends for making my Christmas a lot brighter. And a special thank you to my son for a wonderful gift. Evelyn E. WadeThank you 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 50457416 IWfb1SISJ 111L7i'PSEVIGNYASSOCIATES;k,1/nrl Saipey 9gs C'pTESEYE CARE

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 An inmate at the DeSoto Correctional Institution was reportedly air-lifted with severe injuries on Friday after being attacked by one or more fellow inmates, but details have not been released. Misty Cash, deputy public information ofcer for the Florida Department of Corrections, conrmed that William Westervelt was involved in an altercation with another inmate or inmates Friday. However, because of medical privacy laws, she could not conrm his medical status. The Bradenton Herald newspaper, however, cited a Bradenton Police Department report stating that DCI asked BPD to help guard a prisoner who was own to Blake Medical Center in Manatee County after he was cut in the neck by other inmates. The Bradenton paper reported that the prisoner was jumped by several other prisoners ... and they cut his neck long and deep. BPD, however, could not provide The Arcadian with any report about this incident or any other information. Although neither DCI nor DOC personnel conrmed any details about the incident, Victoria Smith of Pennsylvania, who said she is Westervelts sister, told The Arcadian he had been harassed for several months by some other inmates in a faith-based program, and that she had repeatedly communicated with prison staff about it. These individuals, she said, attacked him Friday morning at breakfast and cut my brother almost from ear to ear. She said she was told DCI plans to treat the incident as an aggravated assault, although she believes it was an attempted murder. Westervelts family is seeking to have him transferred to a different facility in Florida. Westervelt is currently serving a 15-year sentence, starting in 2004, for aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and battery on an ofcer, reghter or EMT. Online records indicate he has twice led lawsuits against the Department of Corrections, most recently in March, 2013. DOC has initiated an investigation of the incident and has informed The Arcadian it will not provide any records related to the incident until after the investigation is completed.DCI inmate reportedly stabbed WESTERVELTA motorcycle wreck on Sunday left one man dead and two other riders injured on Kings Highway. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a group of motorcyclists was One dead in Kings Highway bike wreck |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.heading north on Kings Highway (County Road 769) near Peace River Street around 1:17 p.m. Sunday. The Harley being ridden by Timothy Wayne Dudley, 46, of Port Charlotte tried to take the lead, and cut in front of a Harley being ridden by Timothy William Schneider, 58, also of Port Charlotte. Schneider had one passenger, Rosemary Aresta, 49, of Punta Gorda, according to the FHP report. When Dudley tried to cut in front of Schneider, he lost control and his bike fell onto its left side. Schneider tried to avoid a collision but was unable; his bike also crashed on its left side and skidded toward the shoulder of the road. Both drivers and the passenger were airlifted to Lee Memorial Hospital, where Dudley was pronounced dead. Schneider and Aresta were said to be in critical but stable condition, according to FHP. Kings Highway was closed to trafc for several hours as FHP investigated the collision. According to FHP, alcohol was not a factor. None of the riders was wearing a helmet. Real estate developer Greg Eagle of Cape Coral was sentenced Monday to six years in federal prison for a fraudu lent deal in which investors lost $17 million. Eagle, 63, had entered a guilty plea to the charges in March, but later tried to withdraw his plea when it appeared his sentence would not be as lenient as he anticipated. The U.S. District Court, however, did not allow the withdrawal. Eagle is expected to be sentenced to a prison close to his home and was ordered to report to prison on Feb. 7, according to the Fort Myers News-Press. Eagle had previously pleaded guilty in the federal case which claimed he used property which was tied up in a land trust as collateral to secure a $17 million loan for his own project. The other investors in the land trust were not aware of Eagles use of the property as collateral, and Eagles other deal ultimately collapsed, according to the lawsuit. Eagle had once considered building a national security training center in Eagle sentenced to 6 years EAGLEDeSoto County, and reportedly had been eyeing the 2 X 4 Ranch property for that project. He had tried earlier to build such a center in Venus, Highlands County, as well as Charlotte County but could not get local approval. His son, Dane Eagle, is now a Florida state representative for the Cape Coral area. The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Terrence Luther Hicks, 25, 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Agustin Juarez, 29, no address, Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Travis Murray Lee McCrummen, 27, Okeechobee. Charges: two counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. Angel Manuel Morales, 52, no address, Arcadia. Charge: trespass. Bond: $250. Elizabeth Jean Perez, 46, 3000 block of S.W. Lovejoy St., Arcadia. Charge: habitually driving while license is suspended. Bond: $2,000. Bradley Clayton Sullivan, 29, 3300 block of N.E. Worley Ave., Arcadia. Charges: DUI with BAC of .15 or higher or with person under 18, and DUI with property damage. Bond: $3,500. Juan Parra Garcia, 30, 1500 block of Price Child St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Vidamor Gutierrez, 20, Oveido, Fla. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. Lisa Louise Lingo, 40, 2900 block of N.W. Pine Creek Ave., Arcadia. Charges: driving while license is suspended and refusing to sign citation or post bond. Bond: $370. Eduardo Mondragon, 40, rst block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charge: ARRESTS | 18 PHOTO PROVIDED BY MIKE WALLER On Christmas eve, Arcadia Police Patrolman Brent Scribner responded to a report of a bicycle theft. He learned that somone had taken a purple bicycle that was supposed to be a Christmas gift for a little girl. Scribner was told the little girl would now wake up on Christmas morning without any special gift under the tree. But Scribner didnt want that to happen, so after talking with his wife, they agreed he could buy a purple bike to give to the little girl to replace the one that was stolen. APD Marshal Matt Anderson said, This brings a new meaning to serve and protect our community. This also shows the softer side of law enforcement and the compassion that our ocers bring to the residents of Arcadia. Scribner is pictured above with his daughter.APD cop saves little girls Christmas 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. SHOP`* 4040For Your SupportKeep Your Dollars In Desoto

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The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESTeressa B. CrewsTeressa B. Crews, 48, of Ocoee, Fla., and formerly of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. She was born Jan. 9, 1965, in Arcadia. Teressa graduated from DeSoto County High School in 1983, and attended Palm Beach Atlantic College. She was employed at DCI in Arcadia for some years, until she moved to Orlando, Fla., and transferred to the DJJ. Teressa was employed with the State of Florida for over 27 years. She was a member of Macedonia M.B. Church of Eatonville, Fla. Teressa is survived by her loving parents, Cornelius and Diann Crumady of Arcadia; sisters, Natalyn (Roy) of Arcadia, and Dana of Arcadia; brother, Clay of Arcadia; nieces, Twaniqua Precious, Rihanna and Canayla of Arcadia; nephews, Nykemis, DeAuvion, Canian, Jakeemis and Eric of Arcadia; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and many friends. Her viewing was held Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Hickson Funeral Home, 1Arcadia. A Homegoing celebration was held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, at House of God Keith Dominion Church, Arcadia, followed by burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Carrie Eleanora KeenCarrie Eleanora Keen, 78, of Arcadia, Fla., went home to her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. Eleanora, also known by many as Koge (pronounced ko-gee), was born May 25, 1935, in Arcadia, to Jesse and Madie Summerall Griffin. She attended school in DeSoto County, Fla., and graduated from DeSoto High in 1953. Eleanoras love story began when she met the ever-so-handsome and charming Harvey N. Bo Keen. They were married by a Punta Gorda, Fla., Justice of the Peace in 1955, and shortly thereafter began their family. Eleanora was a woman with a strong work ethic, which she helped instill in her children. She worked for over 30 years for the DeSoto County School District. Eleanora started as a school bus driver, and would work in the cafeteria during the school hours, and then see that her bus full of children got home safely. Once home, she tended to her own children, husband, home and the home ranch. She later worked as a teachers aide and retired from the education system in 1996. Her free time was spent with family and talking on the phone. Eleanora never missed an episode of Wheel of Fortune, and made grocery shopping look like a sport. She took great care of Bo. She was a very loving wife, mother, sister and Nanny to her grandkids. Eleanora will be deeply missed by all of those who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Harvey N. Bo Keen of Arcadia; sons, Newt (Linda) Keen of Arcadia, and Tim Keen of Arcadia; sister, Theda (Lee) Swails of Wauchula, Fla.; grandchildren, Jenny (David) Cross of Arcadia, Kristen Keen of Arcadia, and Destiny, Stormy and KC Keen of Arcadia; and great-grandchildren, Clint and Harley Cross. Eleanora was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Woodrow Griffin, Bobby Griffin and RV Griffin; and sister, Addie Mae Langford. Visitation and services were held Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at North Hillsborough Baptist Church in Arcadia, with Pastor Ellis Cross officiating. Burial followed at Mound Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eleanoras name can be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady. com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Mary C. SherrardMary C. Sherrard, 67, passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in Arcadia, Fla. She was born July 24, 1946, in Milwaukee, Wis., moving to Arcadia in 1971 from Wisconsin. It was Marys love for animals that led her to become a veterinarian assistant. She worked for the Charlotte Animal Hospital for 17 years. Mary also worked as a short order cook for Slims Restaurant in the 1980s and 1990s. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Arcadia. Mary is survived by her brother, Carlton M. (Anyah) Cook of Oviedo, Fla.; and special friend, Susan Brodowsky of Arcadia. She is preceded in death by her parents, Carlton M. and Mary Caswell Cook; and her beloved husband of 30 years, Ron Sherrard. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Marys honor to DeSoto County Animal Services, 2048 McKay St., Arcadia. Online condolences may be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Arcadia. OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. Theres no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be submitted to the Charlotte Sun; call 941-206-1000 for details. Please send e-mails to obituaries@sun-herald.com. The American ag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. For more Words of Comfort, go to www.inheavenshome.com Memorials in the Sun Honor your passed loved ones anytime with a personalized memorial tribute. Call (941) 206-1028 for rates. 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 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 50457418 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 00,

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 Nothing makes headlines like the weather. And this has been a headline already in this new year. Storms have ripped through this country and the world, causing oods, creating lakes in normally arid areas, igniting wild res where protecting rain once fell predictably, birthing new deserts. Most disturbing, of course, are the human tragedies: the pain, suffering and death that have resulted from these natural disasters. And theres more to come! The staggering costs of these storms and those ahead are yet to be counted. Famine and ination can be expected in some areas, because of huge crop losses, but this is only part of the pic ture. Medical researchers say diseases (old and new), incubated in hot zones by so much moisture and spread by an exploding insect and rodent population caused by stagnant pools, could spread epidemics around the world. Then there are other threatening storms. Washington is in a political and moral storm, trying to determine who did what, when and if, indeed, anything has been done. The continuing arms buildup in the Middle East makes one wonder how long it will be until another military storm of terrorism carried out by hate groups armed with cheap nightmare weapons threatens to make the cold war years seem nostalgic. Can anything good come out of these storms? Is there a rainbow anywhere? Maybe. Its happened before. On September 23, 1857, Jeremiah Lanphear, a businessman turned missionary for the Dutch Reformed Church in Lower Manhattan, held the rst of a series of public noon hour prayer meetings. Only six people showed up but greater things were ahead. That same week, a Canadian physician and his wife, Walter and Phoebe Palmer, began holding revival meetings in Hamilton, Ontario. The storm broke the rst week of October: an economic storm. A nancial panic gripped North America that brought down businesses and sent frightened people into the churches and to their knees. Revival historian J. Edwin Orr wrote: From tiny springs of prayer in New York and preaching in Hamilton came a ood soon to envelop the world. Within six months, 10,000 businessmen were gathering daily for prayer in New York. Within two years one million converts were added to the American churches. Long ago, the Hebrew prophet, Hosea, saw the immorality of his people and gave them the following advice for recovering from the effects of the severe storms he saw gathering on the horizon. Come, and let us return to the Lord he will heal us he will bind us up (Hosea 6:1). He still will. Storms are never easy to endure. But sometimes they bring us home.Storms that bring us home Roger Campbell The last service held at the current First Baptist Church of Nocatee building will take place on Jan. 26. The U.S. Highway 17 widening project, which will turn the current two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway, is claiming land on the east side of the right-of-way. As a result, First Baptist Church of Nocatee is losing the house and the present sanctuary in the very near future. Fellowship Hall will serve as the church until new facilities are built. Pastor Eric Romick invited the community to remember yesterday and embrace tomorrow. The current building, which is 99 years old, has been home for the local congregation, and a Special Homecoming Celebration has been planned for Jan. 26 to acknowledge the special role the church has played in the community during the last century. The Homecoming Celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. It will include music, history, and sharing of memories. Guest speaker will be Rev. John Holloway, pastor of the church from 1991 to 1994. At noon, a covered dish lunch is planned, followed by one last stroll through the church, so dont forget to bring your camera. Come and be a part of history, as the congregation begins its 124th church year and looks ahead to its next century. The church hopes to begin construction of a new house and church at the same property early this year; in the meantime, services will be held in the current Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Sunday, with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.Last worship at Nocatee Baptist ChurchSUBMITTED BY PASTOR ERIC ROMICK The last service to be held at Nocatee Baptist Church will take place on Jan. 26. THe church is scheduled to be razed to make way for the four-laning of U.S. Hoghway 17.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com My growing-up years were spent on a Wisconsin dairy farm where a big event each Fall was gathering, cracking and shelling the nuts from our walnut and hickory trees, getting them ready for Moms Christmas baking marathon. And now my brother and his wife, still Wisconsin residents, have assumed those chores. Thats why I got a wonder ful package recently in the mail. It was two very special bags of shelled nuts, all ready for my Christmas baking. It wasnt a complete surprise, as they had asked which variety I preferred: walnuts or hickory nuts, and I had assured them that hickory nuts were my preferred baking choice. In fact, when we moved to Florida more than 20 years ago, I had searched for hickory nuts and asked the store employees if they knew where I could nd them. No one did, although one man assured me that they were from the pecan family The same thing. I repeated that to husband Tom who suggested, Why dont we ask Google? So we did and got some surprising answers. We read that hickory nuts were part of the walnut family (surprise), and added that their avor resembled pecans (aha!) The difference is that the hickory nut is smaller with a smooth shell, as are pecans, while walnuts are larger and have a rougher shell. And, something they didnt mention is that your storage jars ll up much quicker with walnuts than hickory nuts because of their size. But I denitely prefer the hickory nut taste, and these recent gifts from Wisconsin seem especially tasty could it be because they are new-crop fresh? And, it seemed that a new supply of nuts deserved a new recipe, and I think the following Cranberry Oatmeal cookie recipe lls that requirement: In a large bowl, combine one cup our (half whole wheat), teaspoon baking soda, teaspoon cinnamon and cup brown sugar; stir in cup softened but ter (or oleo), 1 egg, 2 tablespoons milk, and 1teaspoon vanilla. Then add 1 cups quick-cooking oatmeal, and cup sugar. Beat at low speed until blended; then stir in cup dried cranberries and cup chopped hickory nuts (or substitute pecans). Mix well. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto lined baking sheets and bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes, or to your favorite crispiness (especially tasty with a freshly-brewed cup of coffee) Enjoy!! And thanks to a special brother and his wife, my seasonal baking this year had a delicious and nostalgic touch.A special ingredient From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.com Find The Perfect Companion... ...in the CLASSIFIEDS! 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The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian Dance Academy sign-up draws budding ballerinas ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comArcadia Dance Academy has a huge dance floor with a wall of mirrors. Alyssa Snow decided it was too tempting and tried a few moves while she was there Saturday to register for classes. Lorna Ransom, owner of Arcadia Dance Academy, explains the various available dance programs to Kyler Johnson, Tom Gibson and Tanya Johnson. Jaiden and Jessica Nelson were rst in line Saturday at the Arcadia Dance Academys registration. Jaiden decided to enroll in the Hip Hop class. Shania and Denise Cross decide on ballet for Shania. She says she is ready to trade in her cowgirl boots for a pair of ballet shoes at the Arcadia Dance Academy. The silver slipper catches Lucia Zavalas eye as she talks with Lorna Ransom, owner of the Arcadia Dance Academy. Registration was held Saturday as the new dance season begins. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council opens its annual Member Art Show with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight at the Martin Art Gallery, 207 E. Magnolia Street (across from McSwain Park). A wide variety of original twoand three-dimensional artistic creations will be on display, and many will be for sale. Youll see everything from paintings of Arcadias landmark buildings to a mana tee made of copper bowls, even a bright red dragon. Our member show is always popular, said DAHC president Jane Hilton. There is no entry fee for members, so we can encourage all our members to submit a few works. We want everyone to see what a range of talent we have here in DeSoto County. The work will be judged by Diane Mannion, a professional artist who also teaches art classes in Punta Gorda, Venice and Englewood. She is a member of many art associations and has exhibited her work throughout southwest Florida. Her numerous awards attest to her talent and understanding of art. To learn more, visit www.dianemannion.com. Prizes will be awarded for rst ($100), second ($75) and third ($50) places, along with $50 for Peoples Choice, voted on by those who attend the reception tonight. The work will remain on display through the end of January; many of the entries in this show will then be entered in DAHCs Art of the River exhibition which opens Feb. 7. The reception is free and open to the public to come see the impressive collective talents of DeSotos many artists.DeSoto Art Council opens annual member showBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR G e t G e t Get R e a d W a t e r L i n e E v e r y R e a d W a t e r L i n e E v e r y R ead Wa t erLine Every T h u r s d a y o n l y i n t h e T h u r s d a y o n l y i n t h e Thursda y only in th e H o o k e d H o o k e d H ooked! 50457422 First Christian Church of Arcadia Gospel Concert J a n u a r y 2 6 2 0 1 4 January 26, 2014 a t 5 : 3 0 p m at 5:30pm C o m e O n e Come One, C o m e A l l Come All! H e a r G r e a t Hear Great C o u n t r y M u s i c Country Music 34 El Verano Ave., Arcadia (off N. Mills Ave.) Sponsoring S i m p l y F a i t h T r i o Simply Faith Trio -44fiTpfly iFE101th 1flJaMiMS11TV 2(f)9 2fl141'st 5003\"V'\'llpmCome One,Come All!Hear GreatCountry Musicmod "ji"AMML4Lmuseaw only in ,EWSI'APER

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 Cage Fitness and Cross Fitness classes at Fusco Full Circle Academy are pleased to welcome Tanya Downs as a new instructor. Downs grew up in Arcadia and is a well known photographer with a busy life as a mother of two. She joined Cage Fitness last year, and by following the advice of instructors Warren Marino and Mark Fusco she has become a notable success story. Downs lost 65 pounds and dropped six dress sizes. Being a busy mom always on the go, and having a job that requires long hours sitting in front of a computer, I didnt live a healthy lifestyle, she said. The result was that I ballooned up to 220 pounds on my small 5-foot 3-inch frame. I looked at pictures and didnt recognize the person looking back at me. She began looking for a weight loss solution and discovered the joy of Cage Fitness. One of my favorite things about these classes is the way it packs the cardio and strength training into one easy-to-follow workout that changes often enough that I never get bored, she said. Plus, the routine is ingeniously arranged so that it challenges both beginners and athletes with the right intensity. I am so convinced by what Cage Fitness has done for me and others that becoming an instructor to share this program was a natural step. Getting started in a workout program can be hard. Beginners are often nervous about working out in public and the fear of failure. By having the right program with warm and nurturing instructors, it is possible to develop a healthy and energized lifestyle. Downs said, The instructors have been nothing but kind, knowledgeable and positive. Also, many folks tell me they are interested but (are) worried because they think that there is ghting involved. Although many of the exercises are derived from how mixed martial artists prepare for matches, there is no ghting or karate involved. It is truly a universal workout that can meet the needs of everyday people. While I am obviously thrilled about the way I look, I am also overwhelmed by a long list of other benets like being stronger, getting sick a lot less, being in touch with my determination and courage, and having the energy to keep up with my two children, she said. Plus, it has given me condence in every part of my life. This is a great place to for developing supportive friends too. If you are looking for an exciting and successful workout program, you can try out a class free. To learn more about Downss story visit www.facebook.com/#!/ ArcadiaCageFitness or call 863-491-5425.Downs drops 65 pounds, becomes instructorBy MARK FUSCOFULL CIRCLE ACADEMY PHOTOS PROVIDEDTanya Downs before ... Tanya Downs, 65 pounds lighter after taking up Cage Fitness. The Vietnam Brotherhood Echo Co. is planning a fundraiser to benet Debra Dejay Wilson of Arcadia. Wilson needs a kidney operation, and this event will help her raise money to help pay for the procedure. The fundraiser will take place Feb. 22 at Amvets Post #60, and will start with a Poker Run at 9 a.m., followed by a Bike Run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (registration is 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.). Plans include Karaoke starting at 1 p.m., with food starting at 2 p.m. A rafe will take place at 4 p.m., which will include a pair of diamond earrings donated by DeSoto Jewelry. The group is now accepting donations for the rafes and reverse auction. Cash donations can be made at Seacoast National Bank. There will be entertainment, food and fun throughout the day, so come out for a good time and help Debra at the same time. Wilson was named Senior Miss Arcadia in 2008 and Mrs. Arcadia in 2009. For more information or for rafe donations, call Jackie Tucker at 863-993-0083.Wilson fundraiser set for Feb. 22STAFF REPORT WILSON 1934: In a charity football game at Wauchula held last Friday evening between the Wauchula All-Stars and the Arcadia Collegians, the latter romped all over their ancient enemies to the tune of 12-0. The ball was carried over the goal line for both scores by Travis Petrey, Stetson star. 1944: Friends here have received an account of a very pleasant get together meeting of four Arcadian boys now in service, which occurred at Miami. The boys are Elbert Provau, Quitman Brown, Tommy Price and Edward Davis, all members of the 1943 graduating class of DeSoto County High School. The boys are all in the Army Air Corps and they report a very pleasant session of recalling experiences in the old home town. Dick Welles is in the Army Air Force and graduated early last month from Spence Field, Moultrie, Georgia. He is 2nd Lieutenant. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Welles. Lt. D.A. Welch spent Monday here with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Welch, before returning to California, where he is stationed as a pilot in the Air Corps. Three cheers for the members of the freshmen class of the DeSoto County High School for the ser vices rendered to the community, both pioneers and more recent comers to Arcadia and the county, in bringing out their neat 8-page history, Floridas DeSoto County in the Making under the direction of Mrs. Leota Dozier, class sponsor. There is the story of the big fire which occurred on the night of November 30, 1905, in which 43 buildings were destroyed, most of them business houses. Only three buildings were left standing in the main business section along Oak Street the First National Bank building, W. H. Stewards store and the Carlton block, all brick buildings. Dont forget that your government is calling urgently for waste fats, and is offering 4 cents a pound and two red points to get it. Two pounds of waste cooking fat will produce enough glycerine to fire five 37mm. antitank shells. Dont let the boys run out of ammunition because you forgot to help. A few of those shots well placed might win a battle. 1959: Mrs. Jack Duncan, children Jackie and Bushrod, and Mrs. Hamp Gammage left Wednesday for Miami where they will visit with Mrs. Duncans aunt. They will attend the Orange Bowl today and return to Arcadia on Sunday. Who will be Queen of the 1959 DeSoto County Fair? She will be chosen from a group of 10 girls next Monday night. The 10 candidates are: Ann Tinsley, Shirley Brown, Betty Turner, Dianne Dishong, Sharon Johns, Linda Bennett, Sue Shelfer, Judy Godwin and Gingy Brown. The queen and her court will ride in the opening parade and will be on hand at the fair grounds practically all day on opening day. 1964: W.J. Peacock Jr. has been named president of DeSoto National Bank of Arcadia. He has been with the bank since 1957 and has been serving as Executive Vice President since 1961. A low of 24 degrees hit at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning but no apparent damage to citrus was reported. Most growers throughout the state were refueling heaters, bringing in more tires to burn and making preparations to fight the freeze. It takes temperature in the low 20s for a period of several hours to do heavy damage to the fruit and trees. The frigid weather placed a damper on the opening days of the 1964 DeSoto County Fair and because of the frigid weather, final competition in the queens contest was postponed. Finalist include Helen Bretton, Diane Kelly, Pam Cross, Kay Elsworth and Linda Moye.This Week in DeSoto County Hayley Mercer hayleymariemercer@gmail.comCompiled from back issues of The Arcadianclassroom beforehand for the very rst time, or allowing the child to take to school something special to which the child is attached. We have to instill in our children the importance of learning how to deal with failure or frustration without losing LETTERSFROM PAGE 4self-esteem. As long as we train our children while they are in this very im portant developmental stage, they will grow to be prosperous and be someone we as parents are proud of, including being proud of themselves.Sheila Robinson Lil Kreative Handz Development Center ArcadiaThanks for cleaning RV parkEditor: As a resident of the city RV park, I feel that a job well done should not go unnoticed. I live at 1 Delaware and am plagued by the cypress trees in the park. The street behind my trailer was hard to nd with all the needles on the ground. I need to tell you I was impressed when, at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 3, I heard the equipment cleaning the streets in the park. It is nice to know that when you speak, people do listen. I and the other residents surely do appreciate the city answering our request. Once again I thank you and salute you for the job well done!Butch McDaniel ArcadiaGuardian ad Litem thanks volunteersEditor: The Guardian ad Litem Program, which is comprised of volunteers who are court advocates for abused and neglected children in DeSoto County, would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for ensuring the children had a warm and fun-lled Christmas morning: The Arcadia Moose Lodge, the DeSoto Memorial Hospital employees, Tonya Werner, The Peace River Campground, Cal and Donna Callahan, John Fraley, Diane Hall, The DeSoto County Clerks Ofce employ ees, Carrie Shaver, Precious Angels Home Care, Robert and Diane Joens, Lee White, Erika Via, and anonymous others. To be proactive and help children in your community, there is a Guardian ad Litem new volunteer training scheduled for evenings in March. For more information on how to become a volunteer, please contact the Guardian ad Litem Program at 863-993-4638 or visit www.12gal.org. Sandee Woods Child Advocate Coordinator Guardian ad Litem Program DeSoto County Find it in the CLASSIFIEDS! LOOKING FOR SOMETHING? SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 13ALL AREA ATHLETES PAGE 14Twelve DeSoto County High School athletes were named to the Charlotte Suns All Area team. The initial season of the League of Fans was a big success for league founder Omar Rendon. Rendon, a former junior varsity boys soccer coach at DeSoto County High School, has formed a league that saw more than 400 soccer players of various ages enjoy the competition of the league. Players came from Arcadia, Hardee County, Lake Placid, Labelle, Port Charlotte and Myakka to make the 40-team league a success. There were seven divisions with an 18-game schedule. The seven-on-seven games were played at Brewer Park and the league lasted four months. The Championship games were played Dec. 14. The championship games were an exciting conclusion to the season. In the unlimited age group, 42-year-old Iliet Ramos from Lehigh Acres showed the young kids how to play the game, as she scored all three of her teams goals in their championship win. The most exciting game of the day was the under-10 game with the Cruz Azul team from Arcadia winning the championship in overtime. With the score tied, each team took turns kicking the ball past the opponents goalie in an overtime shootout. In the rst four rounds all of the kicks found the back of the net. After the Cruz Azul team made their shot in the fth round, the opponents tried to tie the score on a kick high and to the left past goalie Reuben Mar. Mar made a beautiful save as he twisted his body backwards and knocked the ball harmlessly to the ground. After his team congratulated him and enjoyed the victory, Mars only words were, It felt good to stop the ball. Rendon plans to start another season some time this month. For more infor mation contact him at rendonomar75@ yahoo.com.Liga La Porra crowns championsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR The unlimited age group in the Liga La Porra won their championship at the Dec. 14 playos. Several members of the DeSoto County High School soccer team played on various teams in the league and showed some attitude as they stood with their trophies. From left are Maricela Gonzalez, Lucy Ruiz, Diana Moya, Andreina Martinez, Lucero Perez, Maria Segura and Adriana Olvera. The 10-and-under Cruz Azul boys team from Arcadia won the championship in the rst year of the Liga La Porra league.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com Ten-year-old Reuben Mar makes a game-saving stop on an overtime kick to give the Cruz Azul team of Arcadia the under 10 championship. 61SUNw

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Arcadian | Page 14 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 It wasnt surprising that Tishonna Riley was named the Charlotte Suns volleyball players of the year. Rileys biggest competition over the past four seasons has been Jenny DAlessandro from Charlotte. DAlessandro said, She is so sweet, so nice and quiet on the court. Once the ball is put into play, she is a erce competitor. Shes a beast! I like playing against her because she brings the best out in me, too. Our college teams will face each other next season. Im looking forward to playing against her again. With a successful 2013 volleyball season in the books for the Bulldogs, two other Bulldogs made the All Area team. Senior Casey Hall and Libero Lucera Perez were named to the rst team. No other team in the area had that many players honored on the starting team. Sophomore Bethany Bonville was named to an honorable mention position on the team. Fayth Warren was the lone representative for the golf teams as she earned an honorable mention to the All Area girls golf team. Terrell Gordon was the lone representative for the Bulldogs on the 25-player Sun All Area football team. Gordon was the only 1,000-yard rusher in the area, nishing with 1,126 yards, nearly 300 ahead of the next highest rusher. Picking up honorable mention acknowledgments were seniors Kari Williams, Austin Tompkins, Dequan Richardson and Machale Harvill. Juniors Taj Jackson and Deionte Turner earned spots on the honorable mention list too.DeSoto lands 12 on Suns All Area teamsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR Twelve DeSoto County High School athletes were named to the Charlotte Suns Fall All Area teams. Sitting, from left: Tishonna Riley, Lucero Perez, Bethanny Bonville and Fayth Warren. Standing, from left: Tajahs Jackson, Deionte Turner, Austin Tompkins, Dequan Richardson, Machale Harville, Kari Williams and Terrell Gordon. (Not pictured is Casey Hall)ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com A cold, windy night and a 2-0 loss to Port Charlotte put a damper on Senior Night for the varsity soccer team. After falling behind 1-0 in the rst half, the Bulldogs missed a chance to tie early in the second half. Sophomore Lucero Perez red a shot on goal that went off the bar, and teammate Angelica Garcia tried to put the ball into the net but just missed. Other than that, most of the match was a battle between the defenses. The Pirates garnered 16 shots on goal to six for the Bulldogs, but DeSoto senior Casey Hall did a standout job, grabbing seven saves. I think we did amazing tonight, Bulldog coach Narce Hinojos said. I think they thought they could go 8-0 on us, but we made them work hard for their goals. Im proud of the way we played. The Bulldogs play at Hardee tonight at 7 p.m. Lady Bulldogs blanked in the coldBy GARY BROWNSUN CORRESPONDENT The senior members of the Bulldogs soccer team were honored before their game against Port Charlotte. The Bulldogs lost the game 2-0. Despite the cold weather, the Lady Bulldogs soccer team played tight defense against Port Charlotte Monday night. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com F i n d i t F i n d i t Find it i n i n in t h e t h e the C l a s s i f i e d s C l a s s i f i e d s Classifieds W h a t e v e r W h a t e v e r Wh at ever i t i t it i s . i s . is... b I Bah M I w r l SS woopVLVN I P e4: I `is57St3'a ss, naSUNNEWSPAPERS

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The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian The Desoto County junior varsity girls soccer team opened the new year with a 2-0 loss to the visiting Port Charlotte Pirates Jan. 6. A strong, cold wind had a lot to do with the loss as both teams agreed the weather played a big part in the game. The Bulldogs had the wind to their backs in the rst half which aided all of their kicks. The game was a scoreless tie through the rst 30 minutes. As the temperature dropped into the low 50s in the second half the wind also picked up, which dropped the wind chill effect below freezing. It was difcult for the players to get warmed up and stay loose to prevent injuries and play at their best. In the second half they battled the wind as the Pirates shortened the eld due to the Bulldogs kicks dying in the strong breeze that blew from the North. Jordan Muske scored the game-winning goal with 18 minutes left and an insurance goal by Dayna Borges at the 12:20 mark sealed the Pirate win. Bulldog junior Juana Gamboa said, When we ran into the wind in the second half it was right in our face. The cold air got into our lungs and made it hard to breathe. The game was the rst since Dec. 20 and the two-week layoff affected both teams. The fact that we dont practice on the weekends and this was a Monday game could have messed us up so we didnt score tonight. Plus it is really cold tonight, too. We all played pretty good the rst half but the wind hurt us in the second half, said coach Juany Gonzalez.JV girls shut out by PiratesBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Delicia Damaso (11) and Kaylyn Castro battle Port Charlottes Jordan Muske for the ball. Muske scored the game winning goal in the 2-0 Bulldog loss on Jan. 6. The Pirates leading scorer Sabrina Lacombe throws a hip into the Bull dogs Elizabeth Montero as she tries to get around her. Montero played good defense and shut down Lacombe from scoring in the 2-0 loss for DeSoto County. SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50457417 / John MinnlRWATERroiO rDERV _E Cypress Strte fr~a aZ ZHickory StLewellyn Cassels Dr John Minni 77777 ARNP

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 A lot of our native plants may not t our esthetic of beauty in winter. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder sometimes looking at other attributes of native plants makes them more attractive. Native plants are valuable to wildlife for the cover, nesting sites and food they provide. And using native plants in your landscape can reduce your water, fertilizer and insecticide use. Many native plants are deciduous, losing their leaves in winter. Others, such as rebush are not cold hardy and are burnt by frost, but readily recover in spring with lush new growth. And birds will devour berries of rebush even after a freeze. Growth of many native plants slows at this time of year in response to lower temperatures and drier conditions. Typically plants dont ower when they are in a slow growth stage. Our seasonal residents especially want plants that meet their expectations of attractiveness during the winter season when they are here. Hollies t the bill perfectly. There are at least 11 native species, and many cultivars and hybrids to choose from. All hollies are dioecious, meaning they bear male and female owers on separate plants. Only the female produces the bright red berries, and you must have a non-bearing male plant nearby. Purchase holly plants when they are bearing berries to get a good idea of what the plant will look like, and select a non-bearing plant also. American holly has typical distinctive holly shape leaves with curved margins with spiny tips. It grows as an upright small tree, or multi-trunk bush. Yaupon holly has leathery leaves with slightly scalloped margins and bears red to orange berries. Dwarf and weeping varieties are available. Dahoon holly grows in an upright narrow form and is good for small spaces. It prefers moist to seasonally wet areas. East Palatka holly is a natural hybrid of American and Dahoon. It is excellent as a medium size specimen tree. It has medium to small oval leaves with sometimes curved margins and spines at the tips. Gallberry has round black fruits and may be grown in partial shade. A number of dwarf selections are available. Avoid the Brazilian pepper, also sometimes called Florida holly. This plant is in the top three worst invasive plants. Although the berries are relished by birds it spreads rapidly and forms dense thickets, choking out native vegetation. There are many other good evergreen native plants. Florida privet is a multistemmed shrub with small oval glossy leaves. Its dense structure provides ideal cover and nesting sites for birds, and it bears small black fruits. Walters viburnum is another twiggy small leafed shrub that bears showy clusters of small white owers in early spring. The cultivar Mrs. Schillers Delight has a rounded compact growth form and a prolonged bloom period. It is an excellent choice for more formal native plant landscapes. Simpsons stopper has a similar structure and attractive small white owers in spring. The red fruits that develop after owering are consumed by birds as fast as they mature. Wax myrtle is a good hedge plant for screening. It may be loosely shaped and suckers readily. In winter bluish-gray waxy small fruits cluster along the branch stems. Other natives that lose their leaves are attractive for their branch structure in winter. Cypress trees with their gray bark are quite attractive. Florida red maple is bare for a short period, and then buds pop open and the red winged seedpods soon develop, followed by new red leaf growth. Red maple offers excellent color winter, spring and fall. It prefers wet to moist soils. Several popular native small trees or shrubs offer early spring bloom. Fringe tree is not much to look at most of the year, but spectacular when in bloom. This slow growing small graceful multi-trunked tree bears dangling clusters of delicate fringelike fragrant blossoms. It is drought tolerant and requires little care once established. Sparkleberry has clusters of small fragrant bell-like blossoms that resemble lily-of-the-valley. The red-brown mottled bark is quite attractive. Snowbell is shade tolerant and grows well in moist soils. Petals curl back on the charming white blossoms, revealing the yellow stamens. The blooms resemble fuchsia blossoms. Carolina jessamine is an excellent evergreen vine to cover chain-link fences or arbors. It is one of the rst plants to bloom after the New Year, often beginning in January. Clusters of bright yellow trumpets are born along the twining red stems. This vine can be somewhat aggressive and will climb anything. It is also toxic to grazing animals. Want to learn more about native plants? Attend the free Conservation Landscaping Workshop that will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Turner Center Annex Building. Learn how to use plants adapted to Florida to create a beautiful oasis for people and wildlife. The program is sponsored by the Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program and other organizations. Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. and the workshop runs from 8 a.m. to noon. There will be many native plant experts on hand to answer your questions. Vendors will offer plants for sale, and participants will receive a packet of native wildower seeds. CHNEP has been holding these workshops since 2005. Find out more at www.CHNEP.org.Native plants enhance the winter landscapeOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke ksmoke@embarqmail.com ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY AL SMOKEDahoon holly grows in an upright narrow form and is good for small spaces. It prefers moist to seasonally wet areas. It has medium to small oval leaves with sometimes curved margins and spines at the tips. All hollies are dioecious, meaning they bear male and female owers on separate plants. Only the female produces the bright red berries, and you must have a non-bearing male plant nearby. Walters viburnum is twiggy small leafed shrub that bears showy clusters of small white owers in early spring. The cultivar Mrs. Schil lers Delight has a rounded compact growth form and a prolonged bloom period. It is an excellent choice for more formal native plant landscapes. Sparkleberry has clusters of small fragrant bell-like blossoms that resemble lily-of-thevalley. The red-brown mottled bark is quite attractive. The small black fruits are relished by deer and other wildlife. Fringe tree is not much to look at most of the year, but spectacular when in bloom. This slow growing small graceful multi-trunked tree bears dangling clusters of delicate fringelike fragrant blossoms. It is drought tolerant and requires little care once established. Carolina jessamine is a native vine that owers in winter. 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The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian Many people think you need a large tract of land for hunting to harvest a mature buck. But for a lot of us, leasing a large chunk of property is just not nancially feasible. You dont need a large tract of land if your small hunting lease is in the right spot and you manage your herd correctly and let the young bucks walk. My wife and I lease a little patch of woods close to from where we live and work. Its barely 20 acres but has provided us some nice hunting over the past couple seasons. So weve made our little lease as good as we can make it. Weve got corn and soybean feeders and mineral rocks out. We hire a good friend to bring over his tractor, and we plant cool-weather and warm-weather food plots twice a year. Theres a ock of turkeys on the property and a small deer herd. Were familiar with the deer that use the property because of the game cameras we have out and from what we see with our own eyes. This season, we decided not to shoot any does during the archery and antler less deer seasons because we want to increase our herd. There are a few young bucks, including a six-pointer, which weve seen and passed on because we want to give them the chance to grow another year or two, giving us something nice to go after in the future. But there were two nice, mature eightpoints that we have seen on camera for the past two years, and those were the only two deer that we were going to target this season, unless some other mature bucks showed up. The dominant buck in the herd, however, was a 4-year-old eight-point with a heavy and very symmetrical rack and a white patch of hair between his shoulders. Thats the deer I set my sights on. We named him Blaze a ne Florida buck. During one short, afternoon sit, there was a steady, northeast wind, perfect for our favorite tree stand. I had only about 45 minutes to hunt before dark. Soon as I settled in, two does stepped out of the woods and into the food plot followed, by a spike. It was the pre-rut period, and we were seeing more deer activity, especially bucks, during daylight hours. Things looked promising. I enjoyed watching the three deer graze on oats, wheat and rye, and I heard the turkeys y up to roost at sunset. The does were still upwind but started acting strange, and one of them put its tail up and started blowing. They all ended up running off. I decided to give it a last-ditch effort by doing a multiple-note tending grunt call. There were about ve minutes left of legal shooting hours, and I started gathering my things together when the ash of my old-school game camera went off. Something had just walked in front of the camera: a deer, and a pretty goodsized one at that. I slowly picked up my rie and looked through the scope. It was a racked buck, but it was hard to tell if it was one of the younger bucks that we didnt want to shoot. The buck was looking right at me, and I knew I didnt have much time to make a decision. Thats when he bent down to feed and I saw the white patch on his back. Thats when I knew it was Blaze. Buck fever immediately set in; my heart just went to poundin and my hands a-shakin. This was the deer Id been hunting for two seasons. This was the dominant buck of our little patch of woods, and I needed to pull myself together and make a good shot. Time was running out, my hands and breathing were all over the place, and Blaze was facing me, not presenting me with the shot I wanted. All of a sudden he turned to his left and gave me his right shoulder. I managed to calm down and steadied the crosshairs on his right shoulder. I slowly squeezed the trigger. After the recoil, I could see the bucks white belly, lying on the ground right where he had stood. I immediately climbed down and walked over to my trophy buck. His 172-pound body and perfect rack were just as grand as they looked on all the game cam pictures. And the shot placement was right on the money and humane. My .270-caliber bullet found its mark, killing the deer instantly. So it just goes to show you that you dont need a large piece of land to nd hunting success. All you have to do is put in a little time providing yearround, quality food sources, and if you want the chance to shoot a mature buck year after year, let the young bucks walk, and manage your deer according to the herd size. And another thing some hunters say they dont like the game cams that use ash photography because that scares off big bucks. Well, not only did my oldschool cam not scare away Blaze, but if it hadnt ashed, I may not have known he was even there. Remember, you can get big things from small packages, and deer season is not over yet in central and north Florida. And I still have that other big eight-point deer running around somewhere on our little piece of hunting paradise too. Tony Young is the media relations coordinator for the FWCs Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach him with questions about hunting at Tony.Young@MyFWC.com.Finding hunting success on small-acreage leasesBy TONY YOUNGFLORIDA WILDLIFE COMMISSION YOUNG But we dont want to see the public dominate the discussion instead, wed like all the committee members to be vocal. They were chosen to represent the many views of Arcadias residents, so we want to hear what each of them has to say. Its ne to entertain comments and questions from the audience, but the public should not dominate the discussions, nor should any single committee member. Arcadia has not done so well picking administrators over the past several years; lets try to get it right now, so we dont have to go through this again for a very long time.OUR VIEWFROM PAGE 4 | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSLast chance for T-shirtsDeSoto County Fire Rescue still has some 2013 Breast Cancer T-Shirts for sale. They are $10 each until gone. First-come, rst-served. Shirts can be purchased at 122 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. No phone call requests to hold shirts will be accepted.SFSC The Artist Group offers spring classesSouth Florida State Colleges The Artists Group is offering spring classes in its studio at the Hotel Jacaranda, 19 East Main Street, Avon Park. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFSC campus or center. For more information or to obtain class supply lists, call The Artist Group at SFSC at 863-784-7376 or email tagstudioart@ yahoo.com. In Watercolor on Yupo Paper, participants learn to paint on synthetic paper. Participants will paint a new subject each week for three weeks. This class will be held 1-4 p.m., on Thursdays, Jan. 9-23. The cost is $65, and the course number is (CRN) 21455. In Acrylics Made Easy, learn the essential skills of acrylic painting. This class is for all skill levels. Two paintings will be completed during the session. This class will be held 9 a.m.-noon, on Fridays, Jan. 10-Feb. 14. The cost is $105, and the course number is (CRN) 21456. In Creations in Clay, participants learn to use clay and pottery techniques for this sculptural medium. This class will be held 9 a.m.-noon, on Fridays, Jan. 10-Feb. 14. The cost is $120, and includes supplies. The course number is (CRN) 21457. The class will be held in Building A-10, SFSC Highlands Campus. In Oil Painting, Nancy Adams will cover the importance of composition and design, properties of oil paint, principles for mixing colors, and techniques for applying paint. This class will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m., on Mondays, Jan. 13-27. The price cost is $65, and the course number is (CRN) 21458. The class, Acrylic Painting, is for beginning and intermediate students. Students will paint subjects of their choice or work on a project with the instructor. Two paintings will be completed during the session. This class will be held 1-4 p.m., on Wednesdays, Jan. 15-Feb. 19. The cost is $105, and the course number is (CRN) 20878. In Bead Stitching Basics, learn the basic stitches by creating two projects. Students will create a crystal tennis bracelet and a wavy ag bracelet. This class will be held 9 a.m.-noon, on Thursdays, Feb. 6-Feb. 13. The cost is $45, and the course number is (CRN) 21462. In Watercolor Painting, Betty Heim will teach students how to paint their own subjects or participate in a project demonstrated. The application of color theory elements and principles of design will be discussed and implemented into the class project. This class will be held 1-4 p.m., on Thursdays, Feb. 20-March 27. The cost is $105, and the course number is (CRN) 20876. In Acrylics Made Easy, participants will learn the essential skills of acrylic painting. This class is for all skill levels. Two paintings will be completed during the session. This class will be held 9 a.m.-noon, on Fridays, Feb. 28-April 4. The cost is $105, and the course number is (CRN) 21465. The class Acrylic Painting is for beginning and intermediate students. Students will paint subjects of their choice or work on a project with the instructor. Two paintings will be completed during the session. This class will be held 1-4 p.m., on Wednesdays, March 5-April 9. The cost is $105, and the course number is (CRN) 21466. 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

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 Weather SummaryMost of the state reported below one inch of rain this week, with the exception of Bronson (Levy County) with 2.61 inches and Putnam Hall (Putnam County) with 2.29 inches, according to Floridas Automated Weather Network. Maximum temper atures ranged from the 60s to the 80s, with the highest temperature in Fort Lauderdale (Broward County) at 86 degrees. The lowest temperature in the state was 24 degrees in Jay (Santa Rosa County).Field CropsFarmers in the northern part of the state were completing the harvest of soybeans. Planting of oats, wheat, rye and winter grazing was ongoing. Rain was beneficial to earlier plantings. Sugarcane harvest proceeded as scheduled in Hendry, Palm Beach and Glades counties.Fruits & Vegetables Some frost damage and fungal diseases were evident on strawber ries, collards and turnips in Nassau County. Farmers in Miami-Dade County continued to plant sweet corn, squash, beans and peppers. Vegetables and fruit 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 in the state ranged from fair to good, with the northern part of the state reporting pasture in very poor condition. Cattlemen were feeding hay and supplements across the state. Drought was the main contributing factor for the decline in pasture condition in the majority 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 stations recorded at least a trace of precipitation. Four stations recorded an inch or more. Putnam Hall (Putnam County) recorded the most precipitation with 2.29 inches. North Port (Sarasota County) recorded the least with 0.04 inches measured. High temperatures were in the upper 70s to lower 80s through most of the citrus growing area. Growers and caretakers continue to irrigate due to dry conditions. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated Dec. 31, abnormally dry conditions cover most of the Indian River and southern growing areas and portions of the northern and central areas. The western growing area remains drought-free. Field workers were reporting small sizes on all varieties. Grove activity included harvesting, 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.Dry weather for most of FloridaREPORTED FOR THE WEEK ENDING JAN. 5 CITRUS ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED in thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes Dec. 22 Dec. 29 Jan. 5 Early/mid oranges 4,895 3,344 4,779 Valencia 0 0 14 Ambersweet 3 4 0 Navel oranges 111 20 20 White grapefruit 146 64 69 Colored grapefruit 399 227 333 Tangelos 39 11 39 Sunburst tangerines 134 39 65 Honey Tangerines 1 1 9 Total 5,728 3,700 5,328 LIVESTOCKReported by the Arcadia Stockyard for the week of Dec. 30 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 $93-104 (avg. $96.90) Lean 850-1200 $82-95 (avg. $88.44) Low Dressing: 800-1100 $76-91 (avg. $83.96) Shells: 650-800 $24-68 (avg. $54.15) Bulls: High Dressing: 1300-2000 $102-118 (avg. $107.02) 1000-1299 $85.50-100 (avg. $93.28) Low Dressing: under 1100 $85-93 (avg. $89.31) Totals: 1,189; calves 0; cows 1,044; bulls 145 This price trend reects the changes in slaughter cow and bull prices only. Calf prices are from the week of Dec. 18. Slaughter cows were $6 to $8 higher. Slaughter bulls were steady to $2 higher. possession of cocaine, possession or use of drug equipment and two counts of felony assault. Bond: $1,360. Isidro Andrez Perez, 57, rst block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charge: disor derly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Pedro Camachi Segura, 40, 2200 block of S.E. Airport Road, Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended, second offense. Bond: $500. Karl Edward Burnham, 49, 2400 block of N.W. Owens Ave., Arcadia. Charges: criminal mischief with property damage under $200 and disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $240. Michael Anthony Cross, 30, 1300 block of S.E. State Road 31, Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. Chad Alan Cruz, 22, 5900 block of N.W. Pinehurst Drive, Arcadia. Charge: grand theft of rearm. Bond: $5,000. Jessie Alexander Lopez, 19, 3000 block of S.W. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Gustavo Felix Mercado, 28, 1400 block of S.E. Carnahan Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Rebecca Lyn Peaden, 31, Riverview, Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $2,000. Marco Thomas Perez, 27, 100 block of Hernando Ave., Arcadia. Charge: felony domestic battery by strangulation. Bond: $1,500. Debra Ann Travis, 40, 700 block of E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $120. John Edwin Wheeler Jr., 24, Sarasota. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Antonio Chavez, 29, 1600 block of E. Cypress St., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. David Howard Christopher, 30, 1000 block of N.W. Eucalyptus Ave., Arcadia. Charges: unarmed burglary of an unarmed structure and grand theft between $300-$5,000,. Bond: $8,500. Frank N. Gready, 68, 13000 block of S.W. Kingsway Circle, Lake Suzy. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,500. Maria Antonia Hernandez, 57, 1200 block of S.E. Carnahan Ave., Arcadia. Charge: trespass. Bond: $250. Ronys Oliva Perez, 22, Lehigh Acres, Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $7,500. Bradley Clayton Sullivan, 25, 3300 block of N.E. Worley Ave., Arcadia. Charges: DUI with BAC .15 0r higher or with person under 18, and DUI with property damage. Bond: $3,500. Ruben Rendon Morales, 30, 4th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Roman Martinez, 37, 1600 block of 1st Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Paul Charles Drake Jr., 27, 1400 block of S.W. Rude Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Billy Lee Thomas III, 22, 1600 block of S.E. Hargrave St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Christopher Antoine Thomas, 29, 300 block of N. 14th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purger: $661.30. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrest: Mercedes Monique Brady, 26, 100 block of Citrus Ave., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $500. Ashton Walter Brown, 33, 4400 block of S.E. Tomlin Drive, Arcadia. Charge: knowingly driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond: $500. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrest: Jeremy Koenig, 27, no address, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Compiled by Susan HomanARRESTSFROM PAGE 8 | ROADWATCHU.S. Highway 17 from south of S.W. Collins Street in Fort Ogden to County Road 760A south of Nocatee Work is under way to expand US 17 to four lanes. Work includes clearing land for two new travel lanes to the east of the existing US 17 travel lanes, drainage activities and relocating overhead power transmission and distribution lines. No lane closures will be required for this work. Motorists are advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway throughout the week. Project completion is expected at the end of 2015. The contractor is Ajax Paving, Inc. U.S. 17 from CR 760A to north of Flanders Street in Nocatee Crews are trimming and removing trees along the roadway in preparation of the contractor installing new power poles and removing existing power poles and lines. Intermittent daytime lane closures may occur while crews are working. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and expect possible delays. NEED YOUR STUFF SOLDtASTTry The ClassifiedsBoats Carse Pets Furniture Jewelry

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NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 Dissolution of Marriage TO: Santos Degollado, Jr. Last known address: Bonita Springs YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Yolidabeth Ferrer whose address is 148 N Hernando Ave, Arcadia FL 34266 on or before February 10, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 115 East Oak St. NOTICE OFACTION3116 Arcadia, FL34266 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, FLorida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated December 11, 2013. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Marlene Harris Deputy Clerk Published 1/9/14, 1/16/14, 1/23/14 & 1/30/14 131159 2986038 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 142011CA000318 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL L. TIERNEY A/K/A MICHAEL TIERNEY A/K/A MICHEAL TIERNEY; MARIA L. TIERNEY A/K/A MARIA TIERNEY A/K/A MARIA DE LOURDES TIERNEY A/K/A MARIA LOURDES TIERNEY; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL L. TIERNEY A/K/A MICHAEL TIERNEY A/K/A MICHEAL TIERNEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 27th day of December, 2013, and entered in Case No. 142011CA000318, of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL L. TIERNEY A/K/A MICHAEL TIERNEY A/K/A MICHEAL TIERNEY, MARIA L. TIERNEY A/K/A MARIA TIERNEY A/K/A MARIA DE LOURDES TIERNEY A/K/A MARIA LOURDES TIERNEY, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) REFUSED TO PROVIDE NAME IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA FL 34266 11:00 AM on the NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 28th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK M, AMBLERS REPLAT OF VILLA RICA PARK, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OR MAP THEREOF DESCRIBED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE(S) 66,OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 3rd day of January, 2014. By: Carri L. Pereyra Bar No. 17441 Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 T elephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 T oll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com Published 1/9/14 & 1/16/14 107507 2985976 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 14-2012-CA-000098 DIVISION: 1 JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, ROY G. THOMAS, DECEASED et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated December 16, 2013 and entered in Case No. 14-2012-CA-000098 of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida wherein JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY is the Plaintiff and THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, ROY G. THOMAS, DECEASED; ROBERT R. JONES AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ROY G. THOMAS, DECEASED; NEDRA JONES AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ROY G. THOMAS, DECEASED; SAMUEL LORENZO TAYLOR AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ROY G. THOMAS, DECEASED; ULYSSES JEROME HARPER A/K/A ULYSSES J. HARPER AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ROY G. THOMAS, DECEASED; DEBORAH HARPER KELLY A/K/A DEBORAH ELAINE KELLY AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ROY G. THOMAS, DECEASED; JOYCE PA TRICIA HARPER A/K/A JOYCE P. HARPER AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF ROY G. THOMAS, DECEASED; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 at 11:00AM, on the 23rd day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: COMMENCE AT IRON STAKE IN ROAD AT CENTER OF NORTH LINE OF BLOCK 11, RAILROAD SURVEY OF NOCATEE, FLORIDA AND RUN SOUTH 385 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE WESTERLY 165 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY 65 FEET; THENCE EASTERLY 165 FEET; THENCE NORTHERLY 65 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, BEING IN AND A P ART OF SAID BLOCK 11. A/K/A 2676 SW TERRELL STREET, ARCADIA, FL 342660111 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on January 7, 2014. Mitzie McGavic Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Ms. Ann Olson P. O. Box 48927 Sarasota, FL 34230 Phone: 941-861-4813 Fax: 941-861-7810 Published 1/9/14 & 1/16/14 234766 2986812 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2012CA000523 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. GRACIELA CENDEJAS A/K/A GARACIELA CENDEJAS; JORGE L CENDEJAS; UNKNOWN TENANT ; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 17th day of December, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA000523, of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and GRACIELA CENDEJAS A/K/A GARACIELA CENDEJAS, JORGE L CENDEJAS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, A "Serving DeSolo County since 1887" NI L' RBORCRISEi 1 clebratin S^.C:c tf -Itib g eruof nIN THECL.ASS11= IEI)YOU (AN...../Find a Pet./Find a Car/Find a Job-'Find Garage Sales./Find A New Employee./Sell Your Home/Sell Your UnwantedMerchandise/Advertise YourBusiness or ServiceClassified -it's the reliablesource for theright results1

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The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, 11:00 AM on the 28th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ALL OF LOT 14 AND SOUTH 38 FEET OF LOT 12 BLOCK Q MILLS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF ARCADIA ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 8 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 3rd day of January, 2014. By: /s/ Carri L. Pereyra Bar # 17441 Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 T elephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 T oll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com Published 1/9/14 $ 1/16/14 107507 2986005 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 14-2012-CA-000355 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, v. KEVIN R. WOOD A/K/A KEVIN WOOD; KELLEY O. RIPA; CHARITY WOOD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KELLEY O. RIPA; 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 27 OF MOCKINGBIRD MANOR, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2005 WAYCROSS HOMES MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND AN APPURTENANCE THERETO. VIN NUMBER WHC014295GAA, TITLE NUMBER 97697387 AND VIN NUMBER WHC014295GAB, TITLE NUMBER 97697418, BOTH TITLES OF WHICH HAVE BEEN RETIRED. a/k/a 1529 SW BRANNAN DRIVE, ARCADIA, FL 34266-3866 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 remaining after the sale, you must file a claim with the clerk no later than 60 days after the sale. If you fail to file a claim you will not be entitled to any remaining funds. Dated this 19th day of December, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk DOUGLAS C. ZAHM, P.A. 12425 28TH STREET NORTH, SUITE 200 ST. PETERSBURG, FL 33716 EFILING@DCZAHM.COM Fax No. (727) 539-1094 IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMODATION IN ORDER TO NOTICE OFSALE3130 P ARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DESOTO COUNTY CLERK`S OFFICE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FLORIDA 34266, (863) 9934876, 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 1/9/14 & 1/16/14 146641 2986139 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 IMMEDIA TELY 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 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 OFSALE3130 NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause, in the Circuit Court of DESOTO County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in DESOTO County, Florida described as: Lots 1 through 11, Block S;, and Lots 4 and 5, Block J; Lot 21, Less the East 15 feet and Lots 11 and 22, Block C; Lots 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 and 24, Block H; Lots 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22 and 23. Block I; Lot 1, Block W; Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block V; and Lots 5, 6, and 7, Block U, EL DORADO PARK SUBDIVISION, as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Office of the clerk of the Circuit Court in and for DeSoto County, Florida, in Plat Book 5, Page 71. At public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the South steps of the Courthouse, 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266., on January 16, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION VFC PARTNERS 3 LLC, Plaintiff, v. Case No. 13-CA-231 FEDCO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, UNKNOWN TENANT 1, a fictitious name intending to name as a party Defendant any person(s) or entity(ies) who may claim a right, title or interest in the subject property by virtue of occupancy thereof, or other rights claimed as a tenant, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered September 25, 2013, in Case Number 13 CA 231 and the Order on Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated December 18, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, the clerk shall offer for sale the property, situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: Begin at the N 1/4 Corner of Section 1, Township 38 South, Range 24 East, Desoto County, Florida; thence S 89 E along the North line of said Section 1, 232.06 feet; thence S 0 E; 25.00 feet to South right-of way of Hargrave Street; thence S 89 E along South right-of way of Hargrave Street, 252.00 feet for Point of Beginning; thence continue same line 345.93 feet along said right-of-way; thence S 21 W, 171.46 feet; thence N 89 W, 291.63 feet; thence N 02 E, 160.17 feet to Point of Beginning. Together with all right, title and interest in and to all erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, watercourses and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch and irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties, and profits relating to the r eal property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters. at Public Sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the south courthouse steps, Desoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 am on the 11th day of February, 2014. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS NOTICE OFSALE3130 REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU F AIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: January 7, 2014. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP 240 South Pineapple Avenue Post Office Box 49948 Sarasota, Florida 34230-6948 (941) 366-6660 (941) 366-3999 facsimile Primary E-mail: mserrano@slk-law.com Secondary E-mail: wlowe@slk-law.com Attorneys for Plaintiff, VFC PARTNERS 3 LLC By:/s/ Meghan O. Serrano Florida Bar No: 53124 NOTICE: IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DESOTO COUNTY JURY OFFICE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, (863) 9934876, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS DOCUMENT; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. Published 1/9/14 & 1/16/14 274145 2986149 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. 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 T AX DEEDS3132 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 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 T AX DEEDS3132 certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 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 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 000

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 T AX DEEDS3132 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 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 JANUA RY 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 A LLEYWAY 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 ALLEYW AY ABOVE DESCRIBED BEING: TO CENTERLINE OF ALLEYWAY A DJACENT TO THE EAST BOUNDA RY OF SAID LOT 1. Names in which assessed: HECTOR TELLO 1168 SE SEVENTH AVE ARCADIA, FL 34266 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 JANUA RY 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. 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 T AX DEEDS3132 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 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 WEST SIDE FOR ROAD, DRAINAGE AND UTILITIES. Names in which assessed: T ARPON IV, LLC C/O GULF GROUP HOLDINGS INC A VENTURA, FL 33160 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 2983840 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 T AX DEEDS3132 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 OF AGENCY ACTION RE: LETTER MODIFICATION TO MOSAIC FERTILIZER LLC WATER USE PERMIT 20011400.026 SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) has approved a modification of a water use permit issued to Mosaic Fertilizer, LLC, 13830 Circa Crossing Drive, Lithia, FL 33547. Application Number: 20011400.026. Application r eceived: September 20, 2013. Predominant use type(s): industrial/commercial and mining/dewatering. The modification is to make administrative changes in permit conditions and to request technical/operational changes. The modification application does not seek an increase in the total quantities of 69,600,000 average daily gallons per day or 87,000,000 peak month average gallons per day authorized in the current permit, which will be withdrawn from 418 withdrawal points.The proposed modifications meet rule criteria. The facilities are located in Hillsborough and Manatee, southwest Polk, western and central Hardee and western DeSoto Counties in portions of Sections 26-28 and 3236 of Township 29 South, Range 22 East, Sections 26-29 and 3135 of Township 29 South, Range 24 East, Sections 1-4, 9, 11, 12, and 24-36 of Township 30 South, Range 22 East, Sections 7-11, and 14-36 of Township 30 South, Range 23 East, Sections 1-17 and 20-35 of Township 30 South, Range 24 East, Section 30 of T ownship 30 South, Range 25 East, Sections 25-28 and 33-36 of Township 31 South, Range 21 East, Sections 1-3, 9-14, 21-28, and 31-36 of Township 31 South, Range 22 East, Sections 1-30, 35 and 36 of Township 31 South, Range 23 East, Sections 4-10, 15-22, 27-34, and 36 of Township 31 South, Range 24 East, Section 31 of Township 31 South, Range 25 East, Sections 1-4, 916, 22-28, and 33-36 of Township 32 South, Range 21 East, Sections 1-36 of Township 32 South, Range 22 East, Sections 1, 5, and 9-36 of Township 32 South, Range 23 East, Sections 1-36 of Township 32 South, Range 24 East, Sections 3, 7, and 9-36 of Township 32 South, Range 25 East, Sections 3, 4, 810, 14-22, and 27-34 of Township 32 South, Range 26 East, Sections 1-4, 9-16, 23, 24 and 26 of Township 33 South, Range 21 East, Sections 1-4, 7, 9-16, 24 and 36 of Township 33 South, Range 22 East, Sections 2-23, and 29-32 of Township 33 South, Range 23 East, Sections 1-18 and 21-24 of Township 33 South, OTHER NOTICES3138 Range 24 East, Sections 1-19, 22-27, and 34-36 of Township 33 South, Range 25 East, Sections 5-8, 18, 19, and 30 of Township 33 South and Range 26 East, Sections 1,2 11-14, 19-31, 33 and 34 of Township 34 South, Range 22 East, Sections 4-20, 22-31, 35 and 36 of Township 34 South, Range 23 East, Sections 14-23, and 26-36 of Township 34 South, Range 24 East, Section 1 of Township 35 South, Range 21 E, Section 6 of Township 35 South, Range 22 East, Sections 1-3, 5, 8-17, 20-24, and 26-30 of T ownship 35 South, Range 23 East, Sections 1-23, 27-29, and 34 of Township 35 South, Range 24 East, Section 7 of Township 35 South, Range 25 East, Sections 25, 26, and 31-36 of Township 36 South, Range 22 East, Sections 19, and 30-33 of Township 36 South, Range 23 East, Sections 1-16, 21-29, and 32-34 of Township 37 South, Range 22 East, Sections 1, 2, 4-24, and 2634 of Township 37 South, Range 23 East, Sections 4-11 and 1620 of Township 37 South, Range 24 East and Sections 4-6, 8, and 9 of Township 38 South, Range 23 East. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at the SWFWMD T ampa Service Office located at 7601 US Hwy. 301, Tampa, Florida 33637-6759. NOTICE OF RIGHTS Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the Districts action regarding this matter may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the substantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the Districts action, or proposed action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A r equest for hearing must be filed with and received by the Agency Clerk of the District at the Districts Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice. Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Districts final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of agency action. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District in this matter have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an administrative dispute r egarding the Districts action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a request for hearing. Published 1/9/14 346377 2986814 ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 FRI.SAT 8 -5 Estate S a le 5018 NW Oak Hill Ave.. Lots of Power Tools, Band Saw, Chop Saw, Air Comp, Wrenches, Sockets, Lawn & Garden, Household items, ETC F i n d i t i n t h e C l a s s i f i e d s SAT 18TH 8AM ? MULTI FA MILY YARD SALE 733 9 SW Start Center St., Arcadia FURNITURE6035 Y our Hometown Furniture Store Quality Furniture at affordable prices! Best Prices Anywhere! 126 S. Parker Ave. (one blk S. of Moose Lodge) MISCELLANEOUS6260 Attn: Preppers Large Fresh W ater Tank From Class A RV. 6x14x10 $95 863-4946557 A Bargain Hunters Delight Check the Classifieds first! A Whole Marketplace of shopping is right at your fingertips! AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU!FIND A JOB! 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VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Your condence about the future is a byproduct of the past, Virgo. You have learned from past mistakes and are ready to forge ahead and turn your hard work into results. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, now is the time to address some relationship issues that you have been avoiding. Deal with them in a straightforward way, and you will glad you did. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 A demanding schedule makes it impossible for you to be bored this week, Scorpio. However, if you desire a little time to decompress, you can t it into your schedule. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, while you may be anxious about the future, make sure you enjoy the here and now and not wish the present away too soon. New friends come into your life. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, react swiftly to stressful situations, but do so with a clear head and conscience. Once a situation has been resolved, take some time to recharge your batteries. 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The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian Come to Desoto Memorial Hospital and discover another wonderfully talented artist, Ms Joyce Dickson. Her work will be gracing the lobby for the month of January and is sure to elicit an emotional response. Joyce Dickson has always been fascinated by the beautiful colors and shapes in nature and her surroundings. She began pursuing her interest in painting by taking lessons in oil, but it wasnt until she and her husband, Norm, retired to Sunnybreeze and she was able to spend winters in Florida that she seriously devoted her time to her artistic talents in earnest. With teacher Frank Mullen she discovered she enjoyed working in water color, winning awards with her delicate renderings. She began taking lessons at the Visual Arts Center and learned skills from teachers Henry Lotz and Gerry Sturm. Kathy Bostwicks wonderful instruction also helped Dickson develop techniques, while fostering her passion for painting. Tom Lynchs course at VAC also signicantly enhanced Dicksons watercolor talents. Fran Hines opened her mind to the softness and versatility of pastels. Liz Hutchinsons course, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain and her instruc tion in acrylics was another exciting experience. Joyce credits all of these instructors her helped down the path to becoming the delightful, eclectic and innovative artist she has become. Over the years she has exhibited at the DeSoto County Fair, the Martin Art Gallery and Sunnybreeze Christian Fellowship. She was been juried into several VAC exhibits and won awards. Her subjects range from portraits, owers and landscapes to more abstract themes. While her awards help to establish Dickson as a serious artist, she paints mostly for pleasure and relaxation, bringing her lifelong joy of art into her work for all to share and enjoy. Dicksons work is on display at DeSoto Memorial Hospital through the month of January.Artist of the Month: Joyce DicksonSUBMITTED B y JANE HILTONDAHC ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com Craigs RV Park enjoys Hawaiian luau Craigs RV Park held a Hawaiian Luau, attended by a large number of the snowbird residents. It included a delicious dinner of pulled pork, salads and dessert.PHOTOS PROVIDED BY LYNDA CONNOR All ages got into the act with one young visitor trying intently to follow the leader of the dance. Some campers got into the Hawaiian spirit by donning grass skirts and doing the Hula. f. +.OR Nkr.4j.k 'fry r 71Pro M416r Aile 7" qlk; II Ir tI IM i A:

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 9, 2014 City waits for Lee trialResident Charles Conklin asked the council if the city planned to attempt to recoup any of the money that was embezzled by former marshal Charles Lee. Im asking because there have been questions about it from residents, and there hasnt been anything mentioned by the council that Im aware of. City Attorney T.J. Wohl told Conklin he had been working with Marshal Matt Anderson and the state attorney in charge of the Lee case, and advised waiting for Lees criminal trial. Ive discussed this with Matt, and the city can certainly pursue a civil action against Mr. Lee, but as I advise many of my clients, the best bet is to allow the criminal case to move forward, and know that in cases like this nancial restitution is typically one of the priorities, he said. This is usually the best avenue to take, because it does not cost the city anything, whereas a civil suit will require legal fees and you may end up never seeing a dime of the money. Anderson said his discussions with Wohl revolved around attempting to avoid a scenario where a plea agree ment would be made with a small monthly payment over an extended period of time. We are trying to get as much as we can as soon as we can, he said. Council agreed it was best to wait until the criminal trial is completed. In other business, the council approved two FAA pre-application grants that would provide $242,000 in funding for a taxiway from the Butler building at the Arcadia Airport. A representative from Guardian Community Residential Management updated Council on the progress of the citys Community Development Block Grant. The $700,000 project is expected to be completed by September. COUNCILFROM PAGE 1 Arcadia Police Department Marshal Matt Anderson presents patrolman Angie Allred with a plaque commemorating more than 30 years of service with the APD. The presentation occurred during Tuesdays Arcadia City Council meeting.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE BAUER Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Bowling Green, FL 33834 Sat. 8-12 for only $12.50 a week! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Contact Tami at 494-2434 Tami at 494-2434 for more information for more information Pro Turf Lawn Care Lawn Maintenance, Mulch Installation, Irrigation Repair, Free Estimates Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured Arcadia, FL 34266 (863) 990-7774 LAWN CARE AUTOMOTIVE Performance Automotive Total Car & Light Truck ServiceF R E E F r o n t E n d I n s p e c t i o n FREE Front-End Inspection 505 S. Brevard Ave., Arcadia 863-491-8500 WE OFFER 4-WHEEL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT AND WE WONT STEER YOU WRONG! Complete computer capabilities on all vehicles STORAGE COMMUNICATIONS PHILS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE Domestic/Foreign Tires Brakes A/C Repair Wheel Alignment Computer/Electrical Diagnostics Cooling Systems Steering & Suspensions 3193 NE Hwy 17 Arcadia 863-993-1141 #1 two years running! GLASS Your Hometown Furniture Store Quality Furniture at Affordable Prices! BEST PRICES ANYWHERE! 126 S. Parker Ave. (1Blk S Moose Club) Thur-Sun 10am-6pm FURNITURE WELDING 863-231-2504 CLUTTER ClutterBustersLicensedandInsuredRunningoutofroom?Toomuchstuff? Wehavethesolution!Specializingindisposingofunwantedjunk. ResidentialCommercialShedsBarnsStorageUnits FREEconsultations,appraisals&estimatesCallLewisH.Parkerat(863)990-0273 COMPUTER SERVICES Arcadia, FL 34265 Ph: (863) 491-0497 www.pcsolutionsco.com mike@pcsolutionsco.com Computer Service & Repairs, Sales And Networking P.C. SOLUTIONS Mobile Business Service Microsoft Partner Dell Registered Partner 863-491-0497 SHIPPING 707 N. BREVARD AVE. 863-494-4949 Shipping Service FAX SERVICE SHIPPING BOXES PRINTER INK NEXT DAY DELIVERY AVAILABLE ADVERTISE HERE! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Tami at 494-2434 for more information A Silver Shop 1 / 2 P r i c e 1/2 Price S A L E SALE JEWELRY 200 W. Oak St. Arcadia, FL 319-321-0467O N E ONE D A Y DAY O N L Y ONLY! J A N JAN 2 5 T H 25 TH 50457419 We"re at Your S e r v ic eC J `IllTHAT 1I_4 -1 TOMTEnOV!' FOR YOUR BUSINESSAUTHORIZED RET0*41cu+r01 ,fC1V il !. c -`llli a e e vDESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC.135 N. Volusia Ave. / Arcadia, Florida 34266All Phases of Glass WorkCOMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAIL JANoMOBILE AUTO GLASS 25sn .We come to you!(863) 494-2683 DAYRon & Lorrie Collins 24-Hour Emergency ONLYIl 1I I I I. A. WeldingCall for Hove in specials COMPETITIVE PRICESFlea Market Every Sal urdayMobile Welding Custom WeldingRepairs Trailers Built24 hour Access 1443 NW Pine Creek Ave.SECURED Hu 17 North of Arcadia Isaias Avila Arcadia, FL 342664 PUBLIC STORAGE 8E 3-993-1355 owneroperatediw