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The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, January 23, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsELKS HOST SPECIAL PARTYThe Elks Lodge hosted a very special party in December.PAGE 23 A section of the SunINSIDE Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........18 GRAND OPENING: THe Historical Society plans a grand opening for the Ingraham house ................. 8 BENCHED: Students build benches for the high school baseball and softball dugouts ................... 17 TIME TO BE FIREWISE: The dry season means conditions are right for wildfires ............................ 18 Keeping the dream aliveARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comA group from House of God Keith Dominion makes its way down S. Orange Ave. to Louis Anderson Park. Turn to page 12 for more photos. Residents gather at street corners along the route of the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Larissa Arnold poses with her 7-month-old daughter, Jahkhia Arnold, at Louis Anderson Park. Arcadia Chevrolet is represented by several riders for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade.In a surprise move, the Arcadia city council unanimously approved a previously stalled utility interconnect agreement during its meeting Tuesday night. Only three days after Interim City Administrator Tom Slaughter said the agreement would not make it onto Tuesdays agenda, last-minute discussions between city and county staff were enough to convince council the interconnect would not inhibit possible future expansion. The two entities had been at an impasse ever since a Dec. 17 meeting when council tabled a motion to approve the agreement, until City Attorney T.J. Wohl and Slaughter could meet with county ofcials to hammer out boundary lines. In the month that followed, barely any communication took place on the issue, and during its Jan. 14 meeting the Board of County Commissioners expressed concern the City OKs interconnect agreementBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORcity would not approve the interconnect in time to meet a key Jan. 28 funding deadline. With several county representatives in attendance Tuesday, city water plant director A.J. Berndt told the council that staff was satised with the proposed AGREEMENT | 21The DeSoto County High School varsity and junior varsity girls soccer coaches have been removed from their positions over a recent infraction of state rules. According to DCHS Athletic Director Jarrett Zolkos, rst-year varsity coach Narce Hinojos said she felt, Disconnected with the team and wanted to bond with them and get their respect. In an attempt to get closer to her team, Zolkos said Hinojos played junior varsity soccer coach Juany Gonzalez for several minutes in a non-district soccer game Jan. 10. Gonzalez is a 2009 graduate of DCHS and a former star on the Bulldogs soccer team. The players on the team were upset with the decisions of both coaches. From the statements I got from the kids, they werent happy about it (Gonzalez playing) and expressed that to the coach, Zolkos said. After the game several players contacted boys varsity soccer coach Tracy Hay with the information. Hay contacted Zolkos, who then contacted DCHS Superintendent Dr. Karyn Gary. From our perspective, the kids did the right thing right away, Gary said. All the employees did the right thing. Its a bad thing that happened and we certainly dont condone it, but it worked out thanks to everyone doing the honorable and right thing. Hats off to Mr. Zolkos and Mr. Baldwin (DCHS assistant principal) and the athletes for the way they handled this. Nobody tried to cover this up, the students did the right thing. We are proud of their actions. Gary said the investigation was DCHS girls soccer coaches firedBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTORSOCCER | 3 AI4cAu.nAN1'r'' ^1 xl I it j14: ,fir... >i '^."'`,. .7x A, Al L c x` Ir I r"A limit.7 @'05252"516216

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 Arcadian Publisher .............................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DeSOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 tjewell@sun-herald.com jbierman@sun-herald.com DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto .............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore jgallimore@sun-herald.com Susan Hoffman shoffman@sun-herald.com Steve Bauer sbauer@sun-herald.com Tami Jewell tjewell@sun-herald.com Jackie Bierman jbierman@sun-herald.com Kyle Gallimore kgallimore@sun-herald.com DEADLINESEditorial: Monday Noon Classified & Legal Ads: Wednesday 11 a.m. Display Ads: Friday 5 p.m. (or Noon Monday for camera ready ads only) Classified & Legal Advertising 863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 jbierman@sun-herald.com ONLINE www.yoursun.net Like The Arcadian on Facebook PHOTO PROVIDED BY JACKIE TUCKERNew ocers of the DeSoto County Veterans Council for 2014 are, from left, Sargeant-atArms Ron Hoban, President Col. Tom Damron, Finance Ocer Mary Lyne, Vice President Ronald Neads and Secretary Jackie Tucker.Veterans Council elects new officers The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce hosted its Early Bird Breakfast on Jan. 9. This months Early Bird was held at Suncoast Communities Blood Bank. The Early Bird is held once a month and provides an opportunity for businesses and organizations to network with each other, discuss current issues and upcoming events in DeSoto County. At each breakfast, DeSoto County students are recognized for their accomplishments. Students of the Month for December from DeSoto County High School included Cesar Barajas, Patrick Jackson, David Montelongo, and Devyn Brummett. Drug Free Desotos Do the Right Thing Award recipients Jerrod Ehling and Miranda Powers were honored as well. Suncoast Communities Blood Bank also recognized Morgan Guidry, a DeSoto County High School student, and Live Oak RV Park, for their community service. For more information or to join the Chamber, visit their website www.desotochamber.com or call 863-494-4033.Chamber honors Students of the MonthBy ASHLEY COONECHAMBER OF COMMERCE ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK Betty Mann McQueen presents Morgan Guidry with the Suncoast Communities Blood Bank John McQueen Time Philanthropy Award for 2014. Students of the Month honored at the January Chamber of Commerce Early Bird meeting include, from left: Cesar Barajas, 9th grade; Devyn Brummett, 12th grade; and far right, Patrick Jackson, 11th grade. Also acknowledged was Morgan Guidry, who won the John McQueen Time Philantrhopy Award from Suncoast Communities Blood Bank. Not shown was David Montelongo, 10th grade Student of the Month. Jerrod Ehling won the Do the Right Thing award for volunteering with the Salvation Army and collecting donations over the holiday season. Miranda Powers received the Do the Right Thing award for being helpful to sta and students in her school. Gail and Wayne Marino receive the John McQueen Time Philanthropy Award for Live Oak RV Park volunteers, on behalf of Suncoast Communi ties Blood Bank, for their dedication and service to the community. FAIR HOUSING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL If you believe you have been discriminated against while trying to buy or rent a house or apartment, you can file a fair housing complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Fair Housing Law prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status or disability. Here are ways to file a complaint: Call 1-800-669-9777. Visit www.hud.gov/fairhousing and click on File a housing discrimination complaint to access the on-line complaint form. Submit written correspondence to: Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD Room 5204, 451 Seventh St. S.W. Washington, DC 20410-2000. 50457458

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The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian The Drug Free Desoto Coalition and MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) present Power of Parents, a free workshop for any adult who has youth or young adults in their life. Everyone who attends receives a free Power of Parents handbook. The program is intended for any parent, teacher, community leader or interested individual who wants to protect our youth from the dangers of teen drinking Power of Parents is a research-based program proven to reduce teen drinking by empowering adults to lead meaningful conversations with youth about the dangers of alcohol and drunk driving. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Family Services Center Annex, 310 West Whidden St. A teen panel will talk about alcohol in a DeSoto teens world, peer pressure and parents roles in preventing teen drinking. Some facts you may not know about teenage drinking: Teens in rural areas are more likely to binge drink. Forty percent of DeSoto County Middle School students have tried alcohol. Parents have the power to make a difference. For more information, email Monica.Johnson@madd.org.Program planned on teen drinkingSTAFF REPORT Former DeSoto County High School varsity girls soccer coach Narce Hinojos, in center, blue shirt, was removed from her position because she allowed the junior varsity coach to play in a non-district game against Lemon Bay. conducted quickly and appropriate steps were taken. Within hours we knew what happened and went from there, she said. Statements made by several athletes were consistent, immediate action was taken and the Florida High School Association was contacted. Zolkos contacted the state to inform them of what happened and sought advice regarding the situation. Hinojos, a graduate and former assistant soccer coach at Kathleen High School, was also a substitute teacher at DCHS. She will no longer be used in that capacity. In her statements and her written statement she was very remorseful and has apologized repeatedly, Zolkos said. Attempts to contact Hinojos and Gonzalez for comment were not returned by press time. SOCCERFROM PAGE 1FILE PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50457434 BPI,bM Mrcvil. D O.DEAroIOOYE Cypress St Z zHickory StLewellyn Cassels Dr John MinniARNP1040

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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 4Derek Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group Chairman David Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group President Joe Gallimore Arcadian PublisherSusan E. Homan Arcadian Editor E-mail letters to shoffman@sun-herald.com | OUR VIEW | GRITS & PIECES These LDRs are your LDRsThe DeSoto County Commissioners issued a notice inviting the public to attend the first public forum on Tuesday to address how the Land Development Regulations should be revised. Unless you or a nearby landowner wanted to make some change recently to what their land is being used for, you probably havent heard of the LDRs. But they are very important to anyone who owns land in the county, and anyone who lives near or on land owned by someone else. Thats just about all of you out there. The LDRs dictate what can and cannot be done with certain types of land. They include a zoning scheme under which certain properties are to be used for industrial, commercial, residential or agricultural purposes, or some combination. Those zoning categories may be broken up into sub-categories, such as single family residences, multiple family residences, agricultural residences on 5or 10-acre plots, etc. Industrial lands might be further defined as light or heavy industry. The second part of LDRs are the restrictions on what can and cant be done on a given parcel of land. The uses must be consistent with the zoning industrial activities are restricted to land zoned for industry, for instance, and agricultural activities cant be conducted in residential zones. But the LDRs also provide exceptions, for those cases where the desired activity might not ordinarily be allowed in a given zone, but maybe its not so bad to have that activity there. The rules let someone ask for an exception, but theres no guarantee they will get it. Which activities are allowed on land can have a profound impact on neighboring properties. The County Commissioners have to ensure they are making good decisions on what exceptions to allow, and which to deny, especially because those decisions can serve as a precedent for the next applicant who comes along. The LDRs have been around for a long time without serious review or revision. Its long overdue. We commend DeSoto County for recognizing the need to revamp the LDRs. We hope they will find the right balance between dictating terms and conditions versus allowing enough flexibility for special circumstances. You, the public, are affected by decisions made under the LDRs. What you do with your land, or what your neighbor does with his, will depend on what the LDRs allow. We urge everyone who has any interest in land use to attend the session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the County Administration Building, 201 E. Oak St. Tell the Commissioners specifically what you think and share your experiences with them. These are your Land Development Regulations. To shave or not to shave, that is the questionIm starting to believe that every thing under the sun gets its turn at being in vogue, or a fad. Case in point: mustaches. Not that everyones cultivating one, mind you, but this face fuzz of landscaped lips has somehow managed to sprout into fun and fashion. And if this craze doesnt fade away, I guess its because mustaches will have grown on us. Women are even wearing them fake ones, of course, with a few ex ceptions. If theyre not glued on, they draw them on, or have them on little sticks to hold above their mouths to pose for photos, not unlike masquer ade dcor. Who knew cookie dusters would ever be the rage? I can see how the wildly popular TV show Duck Dynasty could have men growing big bushy beards and long hair. But mustaches, for no apparent reason? My granddaughter Libby is a major Duck Dynasty fan, and is all about mustaches these days. For Christmas, I got her a mustache travel cup, mustache socks, and even mustache earrings. I think shed grow one if she could. Granted, some folks just wouldnt look right without their mouth brows, including Charlie Chaplin, Teddy Roosevelt, Clark Gable, Groucho Marx, Captain Kangaroo, Tom Selleck and Santa Claus. Im just a local yokel, but Id include myself in this list, as Ive had hair on my top lip ever since it started sprouting as inconsistent blonde fuzz that could only be seen in direct light. Having little to no lips, its a cover-up for me, and rarely have I run around with a naked face. One time that it was off, though, we invited friends over to play cards and Id used a brown oil pastel and black ink pen to recreate it on my face. The husband knew about it, but his wife never did notice while we played, and refused to believe her husband after they went home and he told her. She called and I confirmed. I even wore that to the store and was surprised that nobody caught on and pointed me out as a weirdo. Did you know that November is National Mustache Month and is called Movember? Its the chance for guys to grow one to draw aware ness to prostate cancer, and is a very good cause. I wonder how many grow em and mow em afterwards, or if their wives decide they actually like them? Also, Feb. 3 is designated as Fake Mustache Day, so be sure to have one handy to celebrate this year. I havent looked at a Chinese calendar in a long time, but maybe 2014 is the Year of the Mustache. My wife works in the dental office at our health department, and she told me that among the prizes in the treasure chest that kids raid when they go see the dentist are fake mustaches. Really. Some women love their men to have mustaches and some dont, for whatever reason. Some even prefer their guys to have several days worth of stubble, which confounds me. The only think I could compare that to is women with prickly pear legs, and I know where I stand on that issue pass me a razor or the weedeater! Whether your soup strainer is neatly manicured or looks like you swallowed a horse and left the tail hanging out (as my granny used to say), its your business if you wear a mustache or not. Wives and girlfriends do have a say-so in the matter, though, if you let them. As for me, mine will be with me until they hang the toe tag on me. No guarantees after that though, as my wife might send me off with a bald-headed face. And if that happens, I hope some good friend of mine would pass by my casket with a Sharpie marker and quickly draw one on me while she isnt looking. Make sure its permanent, though, so she can;t remove it with a quick spit bath ... and no Elvis sideburns or unibrow, please! Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com.Our view: This time, its your view that counts let the county know what you think. 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The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian Editors Note: Octavia Tisdol spent a day job-shadowing the Arcadian staff as part of a program designed to help young adults learn about possible careers and gain experience in the workplace. As she is interested in writing, she decided to write a guest column, sharing her views and experience.Being a senior in high school was a special year for an aver age senior. Youre at your last of your teenage years; all that youve busted your butt for has reached its peak. I told myself that first day, Youre going to shine; the time is now. I must say now it didnt go the way I visualized it going for me. God had to bring me down to lift me up on high. I used to go to bed at night super late and come to school and sleep in the class I needed most, Intensive Reading 12. I dont know if I was egotistic or what when it came to the class, or just hurt by the fact I couldnt pass that lovely test [the FCAT]. Im thinking a little of both, but more so of the egotistic nature in me because I thought I had what it took to pass that test with flying colors too. So here I was with my own confidence the last couple of days before senior year, smiling, knowing Ive passed this test. Only to hear the teacher tell me, You didnt pass this test. As she had spoken these words to me, I wasnt hearing her. I was thinking, How didnt I? I thought I had everything right. My neighbor informed me about a program that will help you get your diploma. I was iffy at first, but since the Lord was on my side giving me courage, I decided to give it a go. This is when God blessed me to meet a woman who helped change my life. She gave me the simple guidelines of the program, and the tools I needed to qualify for the program. I met the qualifications, thanks are to God. Once I was in her program I explained to her what I wanted to do, how I was still fighting the battle with this FCAT and was willing to take a chance with the GED. She helped me by seeing at first if I could take both at the same time I found out I could. So here I was in April 2013 staring this FCAT in the face. Ive always looked at the FCAT as an intimidating monster that just keeps winning, and winning, and it seemed like it was winning the battles. But I looked at the test boldly in April and said, Youve won these battles, but I will win this war. Later in the year, in October, I became more confident in a humbled manner. I prayed onto God and the Lord, plus I acquired more strength and faith, and I had others lift me up in their own prayers. As I signed up for this FCAT, I came about, doing something different in a good way, to help God help me pass this test. So I stepped out of own doings and studied an FCAT booklet and I kid you not it was exactly the same as the FCAT test. I also took my pastors advice when he told us, We already got the victory, so I took that and walked and talked in victory. So, I had a feeling not to go to class on this particular Friday. I received a phone call from the program Im in Ms. Hill called me and said, Do you like good news? I said, Yes, and she told me I passed the FCAT. Im finally here on this level of life Ive been waiting for. Im a high school graduate. Now thats something to say. This road wasnt easy because it took a multitude of courage and strength. But dont let the fear and failure get to you and be in your camp as the enemy. Remind yourself youve obtained the victory already! Have that confidence in yourself, believe in yourself, and be fearless and go do it! Be what you set your mind to be because it definitely is possible. To get this life changing experience, first get in contact with God. Second, believe inside yourself you can do whatever your heart desires. Three, get up; be proactive, and get at it! Lastly, educate and inform yourself about programs and agencies that are beneficial for you and will help you make that change in your life. Be what you set your mind to be TO LEARN MORE:The Heartland Workforce Youth Connections program Octavia participates in is open for out-ofschool youth ages 16-21 seeking employment. Students are typically low-income and have another barrier, such as being a dropout, a parent, homeless, or with low grades. The program helps students earn that all-important high school diploma and take the GED test. Participants get financial help for attending classes and taking the test. They can also earn certain work credentials such as a safe food handling certificate or retail customer service certi fication, making them more employable. They learn job-hunting skills such as building a resume and writing a cover letter. Students can receive financial incentives for progress, such as volunteer work and earning a diploma. To learn more, call the Lead Career Coach, Theresa Collins-Hill, at 863-517-5011 or visit www.floridayouthconnections.com and click on the Heartland Workforce Connections link. Guest column Octavia Tisdol G A R A G E S A L E 1 B L O C K B N 2 1 5 I B R A K E F O R G A R A G E S A L E S GONESHOPPINGI2 SHOPSHOP LOCALLY SAVE GASMY FAVORITE STORELOCAL SHOPSHOMERESTAURANT FOR LUNCHFINE DININGGROCERIES Reclaimed Upland Forest Former Kingsford Mine, Polk CountyWe reclaim the land to keep our future growing.At Mosaic, our mission is to help the world grow the food it needs by providing essential crop nutrients. But before we begin phosphate mining operations, we work with regulators to carefully craft a reclamation plan that returns mined lands to productive uses. From wetlands and wildlife preserves to shing lakes, citrus groves and public playgrounds, Mosaics 3,000-plus Florida employees are passionate about reclaiming the land for present and future generations to enjoy. Join in Mosaics promise at www.mosaicco.com/promise.Thats our promise. 50463331 t y s.Mosaic_ ...-J_'.o w_W LJ _e I tO-i'n

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 Long-time singing evangelists Roy and Amy Pauley will present a Christ-centered musical program at 11 a.m. on Jan. 25 at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2865 S.E. Ami Drive. Sunnybreeze Christian Fellowship, 7049 S.W. Liverpool Road, holds a concert with the Ministers of Music, at 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Love offerings are appreciated. For information call 491-7473. The Antique Fair takes place in downtown Arcadia on the fourth Saturday of every month starting at 8 a.m. Dozens of dealers line the sidewalks on and around West Oak St. For information, visit www.ArcadiaFLantiques.com; to inquire about booth space, call 993-5105. Peace River Audubon Society is holding a field trip to Wild Turkey Strand on Jan. 25, one of Lee Countys newest preserves. More than 3,000 acres include flatwoods, cypress strand swamps, cypress dome swamps, wet prairies and more. The preserve also offers an opportunity to witness one of many Florida World War Two training areas for airmen that were sent to fight the air wars of WWII. Meet at 7 a.m. at the Burnt Store Publix parking lot, U.S. 41 near Burnt Store Rd. to carpool. For details, call Jim Knoy at 303-8688337. Free and open to the public. Bluegrass Bash at Craigs RV Resort, Jan. 25, starting 1 p.m. For information, call 941-467-2051 or visit www. heartlandbluegrass.org. The NAACP meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday of the month at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave. Fit DeSoto meets the fourth Saturday of the month for a free exercise class and run/walk at Morgan Park. High energy and fun! Arrive by 10 a.m. in workout clothes, running shoes with a towel and water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompa nied 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 Jan. 26 is the date of the last service to be held at the present Nocatee Baptist Church. The Oak Hill Baptist Church presents the Rob Mills Family at 10:45 a.m. Jan. 26. This is a musical ministry that seeks to reach people with the life-changing touch of Jesus Christ. Rob has been in the music field for 27 years and now has involved his family. In just two years, they have traveled thousands of miles singing across the country. Come hear them at 5104 N.W. Oak Hill Ave., Arcadia. Call 494-6224 for more information. Gospel artist Jerry Jones will give a live performance at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at Peace River RV Resort, Route 27, Wauchula. Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at 863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services, staffed by trained volunteers who have had background screenings. Phone also if interested in becoming a volunteer for either program. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY Alzheimers Support Group every 2nd Sat. & 4th Mon. at Arcadia Oaks ALF. 11 am, complimentary lunch. DeSoto County Historical Society board meets at 5:30 p.m. fourth Mondays monthly at the Ingraham Seed House on W. Gibson St., Arcadia. 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 Habitat for Humanity presents Building Credit by Judy Kirkpatrick of Midflorida Credit, at 6 p.m. Jan. 28, SunTrust Bank, 2nd floor. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in room 103, County Administration Building, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. The Land Development Regulations will be discussed at the 6:30 p.m. session. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday in the School Board meeting room, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weightwatchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, starting Nov. 12, at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North, Arcadia. For 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 Links2Success is hosting the 2014 Financial Aid Bonanza for Seniors at DeSoto County High School from 1:30-5 p.m. Jan. 29. It takes place at the high school gym, and includes free pizza, games, basketball, jousting, a money machine and more. The event is a great source of information about college financial aid including FAFSA assistance, college advice, and career advice. Some great prizes will be given out including a laptop, flat screen TV, a Kindle gift cards and cash. For details or to register, call Links2Success at 990-0527 or visit www.links2success.org. The AA Serenity Group Anniversary Night is held at 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Eagles, 150 S. Polk Ave., now offers Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. THURSDAY AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Potluck/barbeque before the meeting. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Open speaker. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3. For information, call Charles Godwin at 941-357-3945, Mildred Daniels at 993-0373, or Curtis Clark at 263-2935. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. ACCESS office is open from 1-4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. COMING EVENTS Nature Walks: Morgan Park, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 3. Winter birds with expert Jim Knoy. Free. Feb. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Deep Creek Paddle: With Master Naturalist Rick Fried through side channels of the lower Peace River to the Nav-A-Gator for lunch and back a different route. Voluntary donations to Sierra Club are gratefully accepted. Reserve: 941-637-8805. DuBois County, Indiana Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 6 at Homers Buffet, 1000 Sebring Square in Sebring. Its a day to celebrate and share with people from Indiana. For more information, call Jack Steinhart at 812-393-0866. DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council will hold the second Rio de la Paz Festival and Art of the River exhibit and show Feb. 7-8, 2014. Visit http://desotoartscouncil.org/ artoftheriver.htm for details. The second Omelet Brunch of the season, featuring an all-you-can-eat breakfast, will be held at Temple Beth El, North Port Jewish Center, 3841 South Biscayne Drive, North Port, on Sunday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Donation is $10 per adult, $5 per child. For reservations or information, call 941-423-0300. The DeSoto County Tourism Development Advisory Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Commission Chambers, County Administration Bldg., 201 E. Oak St. Feb. 10 8:30-11:30 a.m., Morgan Park, Arcadia Hike: With Florida Master Naturalists John Phillips and Jamie Reynolds through live oaks, cypress and unusual vegetation. Voluntary donations to Sierra Club are gratefully accepted. Reserve: 941-639-7468. Nature Talk: Extension Agent examines the interdepen dence of plants and animals, 10 a.m. on Feb. 12 at DeSoto County Library. Free. The DeSoto County Economic Development Advisory Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 at the DeSoto County Extension Office, 2150 N.E. Roan St. The Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase and Job Fair will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Turner Agri-Civic Center. Free parking, live music, door prizes, and job hunters can bring their resumes and meet the areas top employers. Held at the Turner Agri-Civic Center, 2250 N.E. Roan St. Nature Walks: Environmental Learning Lab, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 20. Free. NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY Today only, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Everythings $5 Sale in the McSwain Room atDeSoto Memorial Hospital. Cash, debit, payroll deduction and credit cards accepted. Valentines Day is coming very soon. Proceeds benefit the DeSoto Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Nature Walks: Deep Creek Preserve, 8:30 a.m. Jan. 23. With master naturalists John Phillips and Jamie Reynolds. Free. Caregiver support group meets at 1:30 p.m. at DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at DeSoto Memorial Hospital Medical Plaza, 1006 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. For more informa tion, call DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at 494-8432 or Hospice of Southwest Florida at 993-0662. The Family Safety Alliance meeting for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties is held the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at the McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call 941-316-6009. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3. For information, call Charles Godwin at 941-357-3945, Mildred Daniels at 993-0373, or Curtis Clark at 263-2935. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. ACCESS office is open from 1-4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. FRIDAY The Suncoast Blood Bank will hold a blood drive from 1:30-4:40 p.m. Jan. 24 at DeSoto Auto Mall, 3039 S.E. State Road 70. The Suncoast Blood Bank will hold a blood drive from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at DeSoto County Health Dept., 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Bluegrass Bash at Craigs RV Resort, Jan. 24-25, starting 1 p.m. For information, call 941-467-2051 or visit www. heartlandbluegrass.org. The AA G.I.R.L.S. Anniversary Night is at 6 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Oak St. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents Friday Night Live with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrust drive-through). For information call 244-4341. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY St. Pauls Knights of Columbus will sponsor a BBQ Pig fundraiser 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 at St. Pauls Parish Hall. Adults $8; children 6 -12 years old $4; 5 and under, free. Proceeds will benefit the Knights various charitable causes. Open to the public. For information, call Richard Jordon at 444-0082. SPECIAL The DeSoto County Historical Society is looking for people who can demonstrate a traditional skill or craft such as weaving, chair caning or whip-making, for the 10th Annual Pioneer Day March 15. Call Bebe Bradbury at 494-6607 or email bebebradbury@gmail. com for details. 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), and GED tutors, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call 993-1333. Arcadia'sCOMMUNITYCALENDAR

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The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian 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 Family Album Family Album PHOTO PROVIDEDBob and Jenelle Nissey.Happy Golden Anniversary PHOTO PROVIDEDBill and Charlotte DalyTwo couples recently celebrated their 50th wedding Anniversaries at a special evening held at Craigs RV Park. Bob and Jenelle Nissey from Montana and Bill and Charlotte Daly from Ontario, Canada were joined with 12 other couples who took part in a Renewal Ceremony performed by Pastor Allen Wickey. PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy 2nd birthday on Jan. 24, 2014 to Lorenzo Dixon III. Love, mom, Sandra Dixon, and sons.Happy birthday PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy 4th birthday to my nephew Kelvon on Jan. 28. Luv U, Aunt Shonda and Uncle MikeHappy birthday PHOTO PROVIDEDMemorial Elementary School fourth graders recently experienced handson science instruction from Indira Sukhraj as part of their science program. Sukhraj, education coordinator for the Florida Industrial and Phosphate Research Institute, brought rock samples from this region of Florida. Students noted the characteristics of the rocks, classied them and then tried to iden tify them. The students worked together to come up with answers. Pictured are some fourth graders working together to classify and name the various rocks. As one student put it, The work was hard, but not as hard as most of those rocks! The teachers reported the activity was highly successful and the students were very accurate in naming the various specimens.A practical science lesson for Memorial students 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 ThursdayJan23rd-AgeRelatedMacularDegeneration11:30-12:30LatestDevelopmentsRSVPToday,ComplimentaryLunch&Learn863.491.7777 CallToday!WefillmedicaidEyeglassPerscriptionswww.7eeye.com 50457455 www.7eeye.com Our Board Certified physicians are committed to not just meeting your expectations, but exceeding them! SEVIGNYASSOCIATES IGNy ponJCSerignYEYE CARE'

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 The DeSoto County Historical Society invites everyone to the grand opening of the John Morgan Ingraham House at noon on Jan. 27 at 300 N. Monroe Avenue, Arcadia. Many members of the family will be present, includ ing Ingrahams granddaughter, Kathleen Ingraham Kuhns, who has been instrumental in the homes restoration. Refreshments will be provided by Mosaic. John Morgan Ingraham was born in 1883, the same year that Arcadia became the ofcial name of a frontier settlement on the east shore of Peace River. He had a homestead on Fisheating Creek and bought this property as his res idence in town. He lived in the house from 1919 until his death on Feb. 29, 1980. Around 1926, he built a store for his seed and fertilizer business known as the Ingraham Seed House adjacent to his home. He represented DeSoto County for two terms in the State legislature (1945-1948). He contributed to the passing of the fence law, securing a half-million-dollar grant to convert Carlstrom Field to G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital, and advocating the acquisition of the land that became Everglades National Park in 1947. Considered to be one of the oldest living former legislators before he died at age 97, he was honored in Tallahassee on May 4, 1979. His home was built around 1900 by R. E. Whidden, with a two-hole outhouse, a double-backed replace, and a pitcher-pump on a shelf outside the kitchen door. The porches serve as hallways to access the rooms, creating a oor plan designed to make the interior of the home as cool as possible. About 1906, knob and tube electricity as well as city water and sewer service were added. A bathtub, commode and washstand were installed on a corner of the back porch in the 1920s, but the original house design remained essentially unchanged. In 2002, the Pipkin family donated the home to the Historical Society. Restoration was under way when Hurricane Charley wrecked the structure in 2004. The State of Florida Division of Historical Resources awarded four grants for its restoration. The rst, for $10,000, was to stabilize the structure in 2007. The second for $48,000 in 2008 and the third for $50,000 in 2009 restored the back kitchen wing. A fourth grant for $50,000 continued the project in 2010. Between 2009-2011, the Society constructed the Ingraham Seed House for the Howard and Velma Melton Historical Research Library, and in 2012, the library opened to the public. That same year, the Mosaic Company Foundation awarded a grant of $40,000 to complete the work on the Ingraham House. The Historical Society considers this property a memorial to all early pioneer families of the City of Arcadia and DeSoto County. This museum will display period furniture and furnishings of the simplistic Cracker architecture as well as showcasing some of the history of Arcadia and DeSoto County. For information, call Bebe Bradbury at 863-4946607 or email bebebradbury@ gmail.com.Historical Society to hold grand opening of Ingraham HouseBy CAROL MAHLERDESOTO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY CAROL MAHLERThe DeSoto County Historical Society has restored the Ingraham House as a memorial to all the early pioneer families of Arcadia and DeSoto County. The DeSoto County Historical Society will hold the grand opening of the historic Ingraham House at noon on Jan. 27. Robert Allen Ross, 45, of Ona, suffered serious injuries in a one-vehicle wreck in Manatee County. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Ross was driving his Toyota 4-Runner westbound on State Route 64 around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, near Oak Point Drive. FHP reports that he fell asleep and his vehicle veered off the road onto the south shoulder. He steered to the right to re-enter the roadway but overcorrected, causing the Toyota to cross both lanes of travel. It then spun around counterclockwise and ended up in a ditch. FHP reported Ross was taken to Blake Medical Center. H was wearing a seatbelt at the time. Ross was cited for careless driving.Ona man injured in Manatee 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.The DeSoto County Sheris Oce reported the following arrests: Janice Sharmice Bartell, 25, 200block of Myrtle St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Kyle Lee Bostick, 23, Punta Gorda;. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Wilmer Lee Brown, 60, 2900 block of Sunower St., Nocatee. Charge: unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling. Bond: $10,000. Tabitha Michelle Campbell, 28, 2400 block of S.W. County Road 760A, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Kelly Marie Carcamo, 36, 1700 block of S.W. Birddog Ave., Arcadia. Charges: grand theft between $300-$5,000 and giving false ownership information to secondhand dealer. Bond: $2,000. Marilynn Laverne Coasey, 50, 700 block of S. Orange Ave.,Arcadia. Charges: burglary of an occupied dwelling in state of emergency, possession of cocaine and petty theft. Bond: $11,120. Jessica Ann Ellard, 23, 2500 block of S.E. Pointer Ave., Arcadia. Charges: three counts of sale of marijuana within 1,000 ft. of prohibited location, four counts of possession or use of drug equipment, one count of possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and violation of probation. Bond: none. Cordell Devon Johnson, 26, 2600 block of N.W. Garvin Ave., Arcadia. Charge: two counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. Alicia Gianetta Jones, 29, 1800 block of S.E. Maple St., Arcadia. Charges: unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and petty theft. Bond: $7,620. Debra Carter Kilpatrick, 57, 100 block of S. Baldwin St. Charges: aggravated battery and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $10,120. Javier Riano Lopez, 38, 1500 block of 2st Ave.,Arcadia. Charges: hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, and driving without a valid license. Bond: $620. Travis Sental Rhymes, 26, Gainesville. Charge: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill. Bond: $10,000. David Donald Row, 25, Pennsylvania. Charge: out-ofcounty warrant. Bond: none. Robert Gordon Sutherland, 55, 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $925. Oscar Vasquez, 46, 1100 block of S.E. Olive St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Kimberly Ann Zavaleta, 52, 1200 block of S.E. Maple Drive, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Frances Jaqueline Bolden, 33, Orlando. Charges: grand theft between $300-$5,000 and passing a forged or altered instrument. Bond: $2,000. Daniella Ayanna Bond, 23, 1200 block of Harlem Circle, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $1,100. Deckita R. Cowell, 38, Port Charlotte. Charge: failure to support child or spouse. Purge: not stated. Celina Younda Davis, 24, 1300 block of S.E. Maple Drive, Arcadia. Charges: two out-of-county warrants. Bond: $6,000. Larry Diamond, 27, Cape Coral. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $200. Jeronimo Jimemez, 28, 1300 block of 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Michael Scott Liddell, 25, 3100 block of S.E. Hansel Ave., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Damian Ruiz Rincon, 29, 1st Ave., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Christina Susan Utman, 36, 6500 block of S.W. Miami Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended, third or subsequent oense. Bond: $1,500. Timothy Merele Whidden, 45, Wauchula. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $1,000. William Joseph Whidden, 43, Bartow, Fla. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Regina Beth Williams, 34, 300 block of N. 16th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $600. The Sarasota County Sheris Oce reported the following arrests: Brian McComb, 27, 1400 block of N.E. Hickory St., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Compiled by Susan E. Homan 50457391 Be sure and stop in and thank these local businesses who believe that a well-informed citizen is important for our community: Home Owners Supply DeSoto Automall Sevigny Eye Care & Associates These businesses have made 2,500 additional annual subscriptions to the weekly Arcadian Newspaper po ssible. c_rrSHOPFor Your SupportKeep Your Dollars In Desoto

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The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESLeigh M. StrozierLeigh M. Strozier, 76, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. She was born in Macon, Ga., to Robert and Eunice Melton Strozier. Leigh graduated from the University of Georgia, School of Veterinary Medicine. She was a practicing vet erinarian and Professor of Research Pathology on the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts. Leigh is survived by her brother, Melton Strozier of Macon. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert Strozier. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of owers, donations can be made in Leighs name to the Veterans Administration Womens Fund, c/o Bay Pines Veterans Administration, 140 Fountain Parkway, Suite 600, St. Petersburg, FL 33716. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Jessie Lee MackJessie Lee Punkin Mack, 77, departed this life Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. He was born Sept. 10, 1936, to Willie and Zettie Mack. Jessie accepted Christ at an early age, and was a loving father and grandfather. He was a master carpenter by trade. Jessie was the friendliest person anyone would want to meet, always greeting you with a smile. He had a huge heart and could tell a story for any occasion. Jessie often talked about playing various instruments in his fathers band as a child; music was one of his passions. He leaves to cherish his memory his sons, Jessie Mack Jr., Calvin (Kelly) Wallace and Von (Amber) Hudson; daughters, Mildred (Jack) Jackson, Theresa Hartseld, Tiffany Washington, Shineta Mack Johnson and Tammy Mack Ridley; stepson, Tony Jones; siblings, Nettie (Roosevelt) Hurd, Merrel (Etta) Mack, Marshall (Joyce) Mack, Dannie (Gwen) Mack, Willie Frank Mack, Clara (Elbert) Peterson and Bobby (Carrie) Mack; 20 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and special friend, Kesha Nesmith. Jessie was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Willie Jean Mack, Willie James Mack and Lorine King. Visitation was held Friday, Jan, 17, 2014, at Hickson Funeral Home in Arcadia, Fla. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at House of God Church in Arcadia. Burial was at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Janice Helen ThompsonJanice Helen Thompson, 91, of Arcadia, Fla., entered her heavenly home Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. She was born May 26, 1922, in Chicago, Ill., to John Anthony Matthews and Elizabeth Pickup Matthews. Janice moved to Miami, Fla., in 1924, and she attended schools in Miami and graduated from Miami Edison in 1940. She was joined in marriage to Claude Tommy Thompson of Center Hill, Fla., in January 1941. In 1968, the Thompson family moved to Arcadia. Janice worked for the DeSoto County School System for nearly 30 years, retiring in 2000. She was a faithful longtime member of Brownville Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher. Janice is survived by a brother, Samuel A Matthews of Delray Beach, Fla.; two sons, Tommy (Bonnie) Thompson of Archdale, N.C., and Evan (Ingrid) Thompson of Medford, Ore.; four daughters, Linda Thompson Willard of High Point, N.C., Joy (Marcus) Norman of Starke, Fla., Diane Whitmire of Marietta, Ga., and Donna (Tommy) Weathersby of Tifton, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and ve great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Claude Thompson; and two sons-in-law, Jay Willard of High Point, and Larry Whitmire of Marietta. Visitation was held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home in Arcadia. Pastor Ellis Cross ofciated. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home, Arcadia.James BlandinJames Blandin, 78, of Arcadia, Fla., died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Arcadia. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Arcadia.Junior L. HartsfieldJunior L. Hartseld, 78, of Arcadia, Fla., died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, in Arcadia. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Arcadia.Christine LavinderChristine Lavinder, 68, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born May 17, 1945, in Richmond, Ind., and moved to Arcadia 37 years ago from Xenia, Ohio. Christine was of the Protestant faith. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. Christine stayed very active and enjoyed the outdoors, working in her yard planting owers and building fences. She also liked to do upholstery on furniture and had a big heart for all animals. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, John L. Lavinder of Arcadia; three daughters, Rhonda (Fines) Walker and Julie (Thomas Wondergem) Lavinder, all of Arcadia, and Cassandra (Ryan) Prescott of Carterville, Ga.; brothers, Sam Fields of Bradenton, Fla., and John Fields of Burnsville, N.C.; sister, Linda (Roberto) Perez of Bradenton; aunt Mabel (Walter) Forman of Cleareld, Ky.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; six nieces and nephews; and Dale (Sherry) Cochran, longtime family friends and brother and sister in the Lord. A visitation of family and friends was held Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, Arcadia. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Lonnie Rhodes ofciating. Burial followed at Fort Ogden Cemetery, Fort Ogden, Fla. Online condolences can be made at pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Homes. 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. DEATHS | 10 Honor your passed loved ones anytime with a personalized memorial tribute. Call (941) 206-1028 for rates. Memorials in the Sun 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 50457437 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 1 1C4010KII

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 On May 6, 1934, a young minister in Charlotte, North Carolina, named Vance Havner, devoted his weekly column in the Charlotte Observer to a problem that relates to discouraged people today: how to nd the source of joy in tough times. When Havner penned his message to the people of Charlotte, the world was in the depths of The Great Depression; people were out of work, numbers of his readers had lost their homes and savings; some were hungry. He titled his depression era column Where is Your Joy? And his insights are as relevant now as they were at that difcult time. Though his church members and column readers werent aware of what was ahead for this young writer and pastor, Vance Havner would become one of the most widely heard and read ministers of his time. His 38 books are still favorites of many because his message was always the timeless one that meets us where we are and in whatever circumstances we nd ourselves. Questioning why many people were joyless during those depression years may have seemed like an unneeded question. Facing tough times now may enable us to prot from the wisdom shared by this Carolina columnist so long ago. Young Havner concluded that many at that time felt down because they were expecting joy from the wrong sources and therefore were continually disappointed. He saw these false hopes for happiness falling into four categories and warned against them as follows: 1. Joy does not lie in where we are. It is not a creation of circumstances. Poor human nature persists in thinking that the next eld will be greener. A new house, a new car, a change of jobs, a trip; forever just ahead lies happiness. 2. Joy does not consist in how we are (how we feel). Feelings are as variable as April weather and a joy based upon mere emotion is at the mercy of a headache or a bad dinner. 3. Joy is not a matter of who we are. Position and prominence do not bring joy. People seek fame in high places only to learn they were happier in obscurity. 4. Joy is not dependent upon what we are. Nicodemas, a wealthy religious leader described in the Bible who came to Jesus seeking advice, and a rich young ruler who was ruled by his possessions, were men of ne character but they still sought something deeper. Our own goodness may bring us a sort of self-satisfaction but it never sparkles with heavenly joy. How can one then nd joy? If joy cant be found in where we are, how we are, who we are or what we are, where is it to be found? Vance Havner concluded joy is found in whose we are. Explaining that we can belong to the Lord through faith in Christ (Romans 5:1), Havner repeated it is in knowing whose we are that we nd joy, even during tough times. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministy@ameritech.net.The source of joy in tough times Roger Campbell No one can go back for a new beginning. Anyone can make a new ending. This was the message from Carol Clark, Ministry Assistant for the Tampa Bay Baptist Association, speaking at the Arcadia Calvary Baptist Church New Year Resolutions and Tea on Jan. 11. Listening to her message were more than 100 attendees, representing many churches, including the Peace River Baptist Association. Reportedly 45 percent of the population will make a New Year resolution. Within six months, less that a quarter of those resolutions are still in effect. Clark spoke on the power of prayer and a focus on God. She said we need to ourish in our walk with God, not just function on idle. Churches were encouraged to move outside the walls the church and to be blessed by serving others. Creative ideas for serving the community are described in Missions Mosaic, a publication by the Womens Missionary Union. Learn more online at www.wmustore.com. The group was entertained with beautiful music from Sara Beth Hall and Sarah Bennett. A delicious buffet of sandwiches and salads welcomed the guests, followed by a chocolate fountain surrounded by fruits, crackers and marshmallows. Lois Towne, Devotional and Music Coordinator, read an inspirational story called Heavens Grocery Store where shopping is free because Jesus paid our bill a long time ago. Leota Fussell, Womens Ministry Prayer Coordinator, led the group in a prayer for missionaries and unsaved people around the world. Everyone received a card describing an unengaged population and their prayer need. Fussell then asked everyone to pray for the named group for the next 30 days. For example, within the Sub-Saharan African population there is a group known as Mandingo who asked for good roads to and from the village, for prosperity and wealth and to know Gods salvation. According to recent news reports more than 2,000 Christians were killed around the world last year because of their faith, compared with more than 1,200 in 2012. More than half of those reported killings (1,213) occurred in Syria, followed by Nigeria (612) and Pakistan (88). North Korea a country of more than 24 million, with an estimated 300,000 Christians remained the most dangerous country worldwide for Christians for the 12th consecutive year. Teresa Taft, with Suncoast Blood Bank, said the bloodmobile will be at Calvary Baptist Church 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb.13. Donors can preregister and conrm a time slot by calling Jamie Pipher at 863-491-6958. Any church interested in being a donor site may call Taft at 941-313-7073 or email taft@scbb. org. This was a wonderful way for the Womens Ministry to start the New Year. We are grateful to all who attended and the 29 men, women and youth who worked together for the Lord, said Barbara Thornton, Calvary Womens Ministry Director.Calvary Baptist women hold Resolution TeaSUBMITTED BY JAMIE PIPHER Inie Gene AllenInie Gene Allen, 79, passed away Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was born Oct. 3, 1934, in Early County, Ga. Gene moved to Arcadia, Fla., in 1963 from Fort Myers, Fla. He retired as warehouse manager after 40 years of faithful service with the Coca-Cola Beverage Company. Gene was a vet eran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing and working in the yard. He is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Stella M. Allen of Arcadia; son, Carl (Carmen) Allen of Fort Myers; daughter, Lissa Allen of Bonita Springs, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Corey Allen, Austin Allen and Makayla Allen. Gene was preceded in death by his parents, Farow and Clemmie Allen; and a sister, Nirene Barfield. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Military honors will be conducted at the graveside following at 12:30 p.m. at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla. Online condolences may be made at www. pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Arcadia.DEATHSFROM PAGE 9 For more Words of Comfort, go to www.inheavenshome.com rfnrnttt nnbbrtrb rrbbnbr brtrr rbbrrr nbrrtr brrrt t 5104NWOakHillAvenue-Arcadia,FL34266 Telephone863-494-6224 Sunday, January 26th, 10:45 am 50457454 Oak Hill Baptist Presents Rob Mills Family in Concert r VOak Hill Baptist H H

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The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian On Jan. 8, the Arcadia Literary Club met at the beautiful home of Heidi deJong. Her co-hostesses, Janie Watson, Pam Ames, and Kim Fender, welcomed members to the meeting. Members had the opportunity to socialize while enjoying a delicious luncheon of warm ham and cheese sandwiches on onion rolls, bacon-wrapped dates, macaroni salad, shrimp dip with crackers, brownies, and beverages including a specialty coffee punch. President Laura Amendola called the meeting to order. Birthday wishes were extended to the members with birthdays in the month of January. Guests for the January meeting were Jenn Collins and her infant son Evan, Holly Weinstein-Bacal, Anna deJong (mother-in-law of hostess, Heidi deJong), Linda Downs, Char Bock and Tina Yates. The treasurers report was read as well as the secretarys minutes of the last meeting. Recent correspondence included a Thank You note from Carol Mahler of the Desoto County Historical Society for the literary clubs participation in decorating a local historic home for the Holiday Tour of Homes. The club especially thanks Diane Baxley and Cheri Hollingsworth for their time and energy invested in this rewarding endeavor. The delightful program, Playwright, was presented by mother and daughter members Theresa Wheeler and Jessica Ritch. In keeping with this years theme of Reecting on Our Heritage, they chose this program topic from the 1973-1974 Arcadia Literary Club yearbook March presentation of A Study of Drama and Playwrights. Theresa and Jessica discussed several playwrights including William Shakespeare, famous for his tragic plays such as Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet. Next was Edmund Rostand, famous for penning Cyrano de Bergerac the fellow full of self-doubt as he pursues his beloved Roxanne. Then, Tennessee Williams (Thomas L. Williams), famous for The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, said of all his plays, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, which examined a southern family in crises, was by far his favorite. Last was Neil Simon (Marvin Neil Simon) who apparently experienced an unstable and unhappy childhood, causing him, at a very early age, to seek refuge in movie theaters. He went on to write his own plays such as Come Blow Your Horn, Barefoot in the Park, and The Goodbye Girl. The highlighted past member of the Arcadia Literary Club was Ms. Mourning Johnson Jones, who was born in 1868 and passed away in 1965. She was the daughter of a Manatee County tax collector and long-time resident of DeSoto County. The next meeting will be held on Feb. 12 at the home of Heather Kamberg. Members present at todays meeting were: Laura Amendola, Pam Ames, Susan Barnes, Diane Baxley, Marcia Brown, Beau Carson, Heidi deJong, Kim Fender, Darlene Foster, Muriel Hall, Cheri Hollingsworth, Eloise Johnson, Tara WellesJones, Heather Kamberg, Jamie Kirschner, Lorraine Mohammadbhoy, Bonnie Molloy, Ann Pepper, Jessica Ritch, Janie Watson, Theresa Wheeler, and Honorary Life Member Joy Tinsley.Arcadia Literary Club studies playwrightsBy DARLENE FOSTERARCADIA LITERARY CLUB PHOTOS PROVIDEDArcadia Literary Club President Laura Amendola calls the meeting to order. Theresa Wheeler and Jessica Ritch give a presentation to the Arcadia Literary Club. 1969: Big Jim Yarbrough, now packing 253 pounds on his 6-foot, 7-inch frame, said he was very happy and looking forward to playing pro football for the Detroit Lions. The Arcadian native was a second round pick by the Lions in Tuesdays professional football draft of top college seniors from around the nation. They told me I would get to play some tight end, and that I might be used for some at tackle, also, said Jimmy. I would like to play tight end if I can but naturally Ill give it my best wherever they put me. Sheriff Frank E. Cline was not only caught last Sunday when he played the part of a bank bandit trying to escape from members of the volunteer Sheriffs Posse, but was also laid up for six weeks with a broken foot. The exercise had been planned to give 30 members of the Posse and three pilots and their aircraft practice in coordinating an air and ground search for hunted men. Airman Adrian H. Cline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adrian B. Cline of Arcadia, has been graduated from a U.S. Air Force technical school at Lowry AFB, Colorado. He was trained as a supply inventory specialist and has been assigned to a unit of the Air Force Systems Command at Eglin AFB, FL. The airman is a graduate of DeSoto High School. 1974: Selection of the Little Queen and King highlighted the activities at the 21st Annual County Fair on Tuesday. Miss Kay Boyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Boyd, and Master Roy Lee Hipp Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hipp, received their crowns in the big tent before an enthusiastic crowd of rst night fair-goers. Wednesday night 16-year-old senior Miss Deborah Lynn Clody was chosen to reign as the 1974 DeSoto County Fair Queen. Miss Sandie Elaine Foley received the crown for rst runner-up. She is also 16 and a junior at DeSoto High. Second Runner-up, chosen from the eld of 14 candidates, was Miss Karen Kay Westberry. Miss Pam Conger, a sixth grader at DeSoto Middle School, walked off with four rst-place trophies including the coveted Grand Champion blue ribbon with her 15-month-old Charolais steer, Snowball. Pams sister, Joy Conger, was also a blue ribbon winner with her outstanding black Angus steer. The title of Best Angus in Show went to a bull raised by Rodney Hollingsworth. The Showmanship award went to Ronnie Hay. Lt. G.H. Skinner, Sgt. Robert Heine and Sgt. George Brown all received promotions in the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce. Lieutenant Skinner had formerly been a sergeant, while Heine and Brown were both deputies. 1979: Debbie Rhyne will reign as Miss DeSoto County throughout 1979. Her rst runner-up is Linda Russell and second runner-up is Linda Loughren. Debbie, 18, is the daughter of Christine L. Kidd, and was crowned by outgoing 1978 Miss DeSoto County Sharla Manseld. Also a tradition in the contest is the selection by the judges of the talent competition winner. The award this year was given to Kathy Markett. Elected Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants was Teresa Gray. Denise Mullins and Vick Christ received top honors at the DeSoto County Fair Youth Livestock when Denises steer was chosen Grand Champion while Vicks bull won Grand Champion Breeding Beef Bull. Revae Manseld followed Denise, placing second and receiving Reserve National Steer. Winners in the Steers Class 1 lightweights are: Fred Cagiano, rst place; Tony Christ, second; Vick Crist, third; and Danny Newsome, fourth. In the Junior Showmanship, winners were: Randy Lawrence, rst; Jody Hay, second; and Rusty Mullins, third. Denise Mullins was named the 1979 Junior Miss DeSoto County in ceremonies Wednesday evening. First runner-up was Julie Reed and second runner-up was Michelle Manseld. When it was Denises turn to tell a little about herself, she said This Week in DeSoto County Hayley Mercer hayleymariemercer@gmail.comCompiled from back issues of The Arcadianthat she thought Charlie, her steer that took Grand Champion and Best of Show honors in the Fairs livestock exhibition, would like to see her be Junior Miss. Named Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants was Julie Boggess. 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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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 Parade, party held to honor Martin Luther King Jr. DeSoto County Commissioner Bob Miller receives a colorful necklace from one of the marchers during Mondays Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Octavious Brown, 12, left, and Lil Dreco Tompkins, 13, watch as the marching band rehearses under the trees before the start of the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. James Letrio poses at Louis Anderson Park on Monday. Coach Richard Bowers pays honor to the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comA happy group of riders from Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church youth group honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. After riding scooters the entire parade route from the DeSoto County Courthouse, two boys reach Louis Anderson Park. Jerayla Burch, 20 months, gets a wagon ride to view the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Parents help keep Dr. Kings memory alive for their children who are too young to have known about the civil rights leader. Several chidlren ride bikes along the parade route across U.S. 17 while police hold back trac. Landreona Nicklow, 10, and her mother, Nika Nicklow, at Louis Anderson Park. The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian Parade, party held to honor Martin Luther King Jr. Young students in the Links2Success program display their signs before the start of the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. The DeSoto County High School Blazing Blue Band provides the beat for marchers in Mondays Martin Luther King Jr. parade honoring the birthday of the slain civil rights leader. Many families take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade and the festivities that followed at Louis Anderson Park. A group of women at Louis Anderson Park nd time to browse through some bargains after the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. All sorts of transportation modes are used to take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade, including baby strollers and skateboards. Several chidlren ride bikes along the parade route across U.S. 17 while police hold back trac. A couple wave to bystanders during Mondays Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Representatives of the Arcadia NAACP cruise on S. Orange Ave. for the Martin Luther King Jr. parade. k;w^Sr,4: i'T r'n,' _'-. :.fir .,../ .. .,, .r ', t , F t -i4 T : i _t tf 'T .':j ;-&, r4lp'p';1.f `c r' tt .k1 ,1.111:c' i ';"i, I _g j 1 kp i i;:'NtAt4, rr _=f1 i'i;%T3'*1;" T :..I' : ii_\:1_kik___________ Lr .: pi 'rn:r1IIuuuliz1 4; : III II IHliI k1 -d '1 .-1.," :;.1 /r_ ;ff; ,lIz : 1l __ !ij;;; '1 !&i ii . k!.I __ __.: sat ', --, i r,. ..,.t ti. ,.';k:,i y w*} 1r t i s`-,1i + +ear;_ _I'>" i'' i ec 13 ill ,':t ki; :;_ --P_ '1, .1 ', / I n .irl T .ii r l-S ,, +.I^L 71 a ,, i .* find a L -1J

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14DMS BOYS CRUISE PAGE 16The DeSoto Middle School boys basketball team used tough defense to stifle rival Hardee 40-23. It was a rough week for the DeSoto County boys varsity basketball team. They played a lackluster game against Lake Placid and lost 57-50. They followed that up with a district loss at home against Lemon Bay 66-49. Why are you guys hanging your heads? This season aint over, Head Coach Koonce told his team after the game. We lost tonight but now they have to beat us again and you know how hard it is to beat a team three times in a season? Someone once told me that when a ship sinks, the rats jump off. Weve worked hard for two months. If anyone is going to jump off, then now is the time to do it. Nobody left the locker room. The loss was a tough one to take. Lemon Bay jumped out to a 5-0 lead and the Bulldogs scored the next six points to re gain control, the only time they would have the lead all night. The Mantas had an eight-point run at the end of the rst period that spilled over into the second. Trailing 17-13 after the rst eight minutes of play, the Bulldogs fell behind by 10 points at the half, 32-22. DeSoto Countys leading scorer Kari Williams (22 points) took over in the third quarter. He scored eight points in three possessions. He was fouled as he made a trey and sunk the free throw that followed. The Bulldogs closed the gap to 41-37 with two minutes left in the game.Frustration builds in Bulldog lossesBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe Bulldogs Tony Lee gets fouled as he goes up for a shot. The Bulldogs lost to Lemon Bay 66-49. Kari Williams, DeSoto Countys leading scorer, drops in two of his 22 points in the Jan. 17 game against Lemon Bay.BULLDOG | 15The Lemon Bay at DeSoto County boys junior varsity basketball game on Jan. 17 felt eerily similar to their Dec. 10 game against the Mantas. Both games ended with an 18-point win for the Bulldogs, and the nal score in both games was 52-34. Nines were wild in both games. In the rst meeting, the Bulldogs held a nine-point lead at the half, and again took a nine-point lead into the locker room in the rematch. The rst matchup was tied at nine after the rst quarter. In the second meeting, DeSoto scored nine points in the second period and nine more in the third period before exploding with a 19-9 onslaught in the fourth quarter. The rst game saw the Bulldogs jump out to a 7-0 lead before the Mantas battled back and tied it at nine. In the JV boys rematch has familiar feelingBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comHigh ying Nirion Washington is all alone as he lays up two of his game-high 16 points in the DeSoto County JVs 52-34 win over Lemon Bay. JV coach Barby Ellis says freshman Jeery Hamm has a bright basketball future. He has a big upside to him. He has the opportunity to be really good some day, Ellis said.REMATCH | 18 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 flTnlpflyIEilit Tn;alffilmalr7 269 2114alt 5o 30P)mCome One,Come All!Hear GreatCountry Music

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The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian The girls varsity soccer team lost to Cardinal Mooney 4-1, which resulted in a second place nish in district for the season. The team travels to Bishop Verot tonight as they compete in the District 2A-12 regional tournament.Varsity girls finish second in districtBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR The DeSoto County varsity girls soccer team hold their second place trophy after their loss to Cardinal Mooney Jan. 16. They will travel to Bishop Verot to play in the District 2A-12 regional tournament tonight. PHOTOS PROVIDEDMaria Segura, Angelica Garcia and Lucero Perez hold the District 2A-11 second place trophy. The Lady Bulldogs lost 4-1 to Cardinal Mooney in the district nals. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe DeSoto County boys junior varsity soccer team nished the season with a 3-1 win over Mariner Jan. 17. The team ended with a 4-3-2 record under rst-year coach John Bois.JV soccer finishes season with a win Late game letdownA Quay Fudge steal followed by a Dequan Richardson bucket tied the game at 45. Just after the steal and well before Richardson drove to the hoop, however, Koonce asked for a time out. It wasnt until after the Richardson bucket when the referee finally blew his whistle and gave the Bulldogs a time out. As coaches Darby Ellis and Darryl Nicklow talked to the players, Koonce talked to the officials. It was difficult to discern what was said, but its doubtful Koonce was asking for their addresses so he could send them a wedding invitation. After the time out, the Mantas leading scorer Joseph Garza (25 points) put his team back up by two. On the Bulldogs next possession, Richardson brought the fans and his teammates to their feet with a monstrous two-handed thunder dunk that tied the game. Thats when the ship sprung a leak. The next three possessions each ended with a forced pass into the paint that was stolen and turned into Manta buckets. The Bulldogs turned the ball over and couldnt sink free throws. The Mantas went on a 19-2 run, with the Bulldogs only points coming from two free throws. On the night, Dawgs went a dismal two-for-nine from the charity stripe.BULLDOGFROM PAGE 14 DeSoto Countys Dequan Richardson turned heads as he posterizes the Mantas Brian McGill with this two-handed dunk that tied the game at 47 against Lemon Bay.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comMy guys lost composure at the end, Koonce said. They have to learn to control themselves. We felt like we had a few calls go against us but the referees are doing the best they can. Williams, who scored 16 of the Bulldogs 27 second-half points, didnt know why the Bulldogs fell apart. I dont know, man, it might just be one of those weeks, he said. Im looking forward to our last two games when we play two tough teams (First Baptist Academy and Port Charlotte). That will get us SAVE $$$$$$Shop theClassifieds M i c h a e l D e r h o d g e O D Michael Derhodge O.D. T h o m a s Q u i g l e y M D Thomas Quigley M.D. FREE EYE EXAM FOR NEW PATIENTS Complete medical exam with one of our board certified eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and test for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to US Citizens 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 1/31/14 No Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service., examination or treatment which is performed as a result of reimburse with 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance plans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal. 50457390 B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s 3 3 0 N B r e v a r d A v e ( 8 6 3 ) 9 9 3 2 0 2 0 330 N. Brevard Ave (863)993-2020 N e x t t o F a r m C r e d i t b u i l d i n g Next to Farm Credit building Code: AR00 mcdl 6rrl2BQBcPIag86cBmw mwmQwa------------------I

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 The man-to-man press defense used by the DeSoto County Middle School boys basketball team forces a lot of mistakes by their opponents, which allows easy points for the Panthers. This strategy paid big dividends in the 40-23 win over Hardee Jan. 9. The Panthers have two sets of players who alternate during the game, with the hope the constant infusion of fresh legs will wear down the opponents. DeSoto has always been known for their speed and athleticism, and they used it to their advantage in the win at home. Panther Coach Eric Shea has split his players into two teams: scoring and press. After starting the scoring team, the press team comes on the court and runs the opponents until they are tired, and then the well rested scoring team comes back in to build the squads lead. The strategy worked per fectly against the Wildcats, as the press team created so much mayhem they created a couple of scoring chances for themselves, too. The best way to describe this team is that they give an all-out effort the entire game, Shea said. Every single one of them wants to get out on the floor and contribute. Room for improvementDefense is a great thing to have in any sport, and even though they held the Wildcats to just 23 points including a shutout in the final quarter the players still believe they need to work on their defense. Anthony Baez scored 10 points, just two points behind Elijah Arthurs game-high 12. Baez likes shooting but said, We can always work on our defense and the offense needs a little work, too. Larry Taylor is a force in the Panther defense. The big eighth grader likes playing defense best. He did score a couple of points on offensive rebounds, but his defense is his strong suit. If anybody scores on him, they have to earn it, Shea said. Hes tough in the paint. Arthur said, We need to keep working on our defense, we scored a lot of points from our defense today. The Panthers are an unselfish team, too. Early in the second half the Wildcats made a comeback to get within just two points of DeSoto. Baez stole a pass and fed it to Shawn Campbell who passed it to Arthur for an easy basket. Moments later it was Arthur with the steal and the feed to Campbell, who scored an easy bucket. That series started an 11-2 run late in the third period that extended into the fourth quarter, as the Wildcats failed to score in the final six minutes of the game. The win raised the Panthers record to 3-2.Defense carries DMS boys past HardeeBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe Panthers Kendhal Stewart gets fouled as he grabs a rebound in the win over Hardee. Strong defense from players like Anthony Baez kept the Wildcats scoreless in the nal period. Baez was second on the team in scoring with 10 points. Elijah Arthur led the Panthers with 12. Typically middle school basketball games are not high scoring affairs so strong defense is important to make the opponents scoring chances even fewer than normal. The DeSoto County Middle School girls basketball team played strong defense and held the Wildcats to just seven points in their 14-7 win Jan. 9. Panthers Coach Chris Roberts was also proud of his offense. While the Lady Panthers double up on Hardee with 14-7 winBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR The Panthers Danashia Wilson battles for a rebound with a Hardee player in the Jan. 9 win.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com Aleaha Richardson goes way up to steal an inbounds pass against Hardee. The DMS Lady Panthers won the game 14-7.team didnt exactly burn out any lights on the scoreboard, it was due partly to a new offense Roberts had installed just three days before the game. I was real proud of the offense and how they executed it. We just put it in and they were able to pass off it and set up screens and picks, he said. They made good adjustments and played real well. Danashia Wilson has really matured over the season and her play in the low post and shots off the backboard along with her defense is a nice surprise. Wilson, an eighth grader, enjoys playing defense. I like to play defense best, she said. We still need to work on our layups to get better. We miss too many of them in the game. Aleaha Richardson, who scored two points in the win, agrees. We need to work on our defense but mostly on our layups, she said. Malyssa Jeter led the team with 10 points, followed by Richardson and Latrasia Mosley with two points each. The win puts the Panthers record at 2-3 on the season. The team will play again tonight at home at 5:30 p.m., with the boys game to follow. You cant catch them if you dont know where they are! 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The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian Wade Huckabe, in his second year as the DeSoto County High School industrial technology teacher, sits with varsity softball coach Billy Hines on one of the benches that were made by students in Huckabes class. Twenty students participated in building the six benches, which are planned to go in the dugouts for the baseball and softball elds. This gives them experiences in all phases of the building trade from reading blueprints to actually building the benches, Huckabe said. As the building trade comes back these students will already have the experience needed to help them land a job. Also, it saved the school money by having the students build these rather than buying them. Earlier this year, the 38 students in Huckabes class xed drainage problems in the high school parking lot and the sports complex so water will drain much quicker.DCHS students make benches for ball fieldsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR Wade Huckabe and varsity softball coach Billy Hines test out one of the benches Huckabes class made for the softball and baseball eld dugouts. Students involved in the project include (from left) Quay Fudge, Damian Massey, Zack Beeles, Donny Stiner, David Montelongo and Brian Worley.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comMichaela Cross, Cheyenne Torres, Kaitlyn Game and seven-year-old Jenna Pyles were part of the volunteers who spent last Saturday giving the softball complex a spring cleaning before the Miss DeSoto Softball season begins Feb. 15. They cut the grass and gave everything a general cleanup, which included painting every building and dugout at the complex. Miss DeSoto Softball is for girls 6-16 years old. There is a 10-12 game season which only costs $30 to play. Signups will continue from 9 a.m.-noon this weekend at the complex on Arcadia Street.Volunteers spruce up softball complex DeSoto High School The varsity girls soccer team beat Sarasota Military Academy 3-2 to advance to the 2A-11 District nals. The squad then lost 4-1 to Cardinal Mooney to nish second in the district. They are playing in the rst round of regional action tonight at Bishop Verot. The boys varsity soccer team beat North Port and then tied Port Charlotte 2-2, before losing to 7-2 to Mariner on the Bulldogs senior night. The boys junior varsity soccer team lost to Port Charlotte 3-0 and beat Mariner 3-1. The boys varsity basketball team lost both games last week. First they were downed by Lake Placid 57-50 and then lost at home on Senior Night to Lemon Bay 66-49. The JV boys basketball team beat Lake Placid 75-71 and then stopped Lemon Bay 52-34. The victory was the teams sixth straight win. The varsity girls basketball team lost their only game of the week at Lemon Bay 57-41. The squad begins district action on Monday. DeSoto Middle School The Panthers boys basketball team lost 42-29 to Hill-Gustat, but rebounded to defeat Sebring 40-26. The girls basketball team lost to both By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe Beef OBrady athlete of the week is Lucero Perez. She scored two goals for the varsity soccer team to help them win their rst district tournament game, a 3-2 victory over Sarasota Military Acaemy.Hill-Gustat and Sebring in the past week.Upcoming games The varsity girls basketball team begins district tournament play Monday. The varsity boys basketball team faces two strong opponents on the road next week. They travel to First Baptist Academy Tuesday, and wrap up their regular season Jan. 30 when they visit Port Charlotte. 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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 second meeting DeSoto County took a 13-0 lead before Gardi Emmanuel scored the Mantas only points in the opening eight minutes with a bucket with 22 seconds left. Unlike the rst contest, the Mantas never got closer than six points after the opening Bulldog run. Mantas battle backLemon Bay could have easily packed it up and circled the wagons after their poor start against the more athletic and physical Bulldogs. You wont see anybody on this team quit, they dont play like that, said Mantas coach and former DeSoto County varsity girls basketball coach Stephen Saponara. Lemon Bay didnt run away. They battled back and outscored the Bulldogs in both the second and third periods. The Mantas were looking at just a six-point decit going into the nal period trailing 31-25. Thats when the Bulldogs exed their offensive muscle and put the game away with a 19-9 closeout. Both teams lost their games against Sebring and picked up their first wins of the season against Hardee. Since then the Mantas have struggled to put a complete game together and are in the midst of a long losing streak. The Bulldogs have won their last six games. Freshman Jordan Lawson added six points for the Bulldogs and said, We have a lot of talent and everybody contributes in some way for the team. One of those who knows his role on the team, has a very good attitude and doesnt let the lack of playing time affect his mood is freshman Alexis Ochoa. His team cheered for him when he put back a rebound against Lemon Bay, even though it failed to fall through the net. I dont play a lot but I get good minutes and I appreciate them. Id like to play more but I enjoy watching the game and all of the good things that happen to my teammates. Ive scored two points this season so far, Ochoa said optimistically. The top three scorers for the Bulldogs in the rst game against the Mantas were Caleb Blackwood, Shawn Brown and Nirion Washington, who totaled 34 points. Those same three players led the team in scoring in the rematch and again scored 34 points.REMATCHFROM PAGE 14 Bulldog freshman Alexis Ochoa gathers in a rebound as teammate Donavon Evans tries to block out Lemon Bays Daniel Martinez during the Jan. 17 game.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com Wildre has no season in Florida. Wildres can happen at any time during the year but wildre occurrences often peak in late winter. Rainfall is less in winter leading to drier soils. Frosts and freezes leave behind dry vegetation that ignites easily. Know the risk of wildre where you live, and if you are in a high risk area, take precautions to minimize risk to your home. Most people dont live in areas likely to burn. If you live in an urban area, in a subdivision with homes surrounded by lawns and typical landscaping, you are in a low risk area. However many people living in rural areas are at greater risk. The type of vegetation surrounding your home determines your risk. Dense pinewoods are the most re-prone plant communities. Woodlands with a thick bed of pine needles and an understory of saw palmetto are often ignited by lightning. Continuous shrubs, sawgrass more than 3 feet tall, impenetrable vines, shrubs and small-to-medium trees or palms beneath taller pine trees are also at high risk of re. But the reality is anything can burn. Fire is benecial to many plant commu nities, and many Florida native plants have evolved to be re dependent. Use natives but choose them wisely. The U. S. Forest Service and Florida Department of Forestry and promote a program called Firewise Living. Being rewise is living safely near a re-depen dent natural plant community. The rst step is to create defensible space around your home. Driveways and sidewalks can create rebreaks. Maintain at least a 30-foot buffer zone around your home that is clear of tall grass, dry vegetation and thick undergrowth. Trim lower branches on trees to 10 feet above ground level so that a grass re cant climb into trees. Remove ammable plants like saw palmetto, wax myrtle, yaupon holly, red cedar, and gallberry within 30 feet of your home. These plants contain resins, oils, and wax that burn readily. In natural areas further from your home, these plants can be managed with prescribed burning, or by mechanically thinning them. When evaluating plants for re resis tance, consider the shape and composition of the leaves. Most living leaves are at least 50 percent water by weight. When exposed to heat or a ame, a leaf will not catch re immediately. Leaves with the highest moisture content generally take the longest to ignite. Small, needle-like leaves, such as those on pines and cedars, are generally more ammable than wider, at leaves, like those on maples, oaks, and hickories. Plants with thick, succulent leaves, such as cacti, aloe and century plants are quite re-resistant. Deciduous plants are generally less ammable than evergreens. Choose plants with open and loose branching patterns. The arrangement of groups of plants around a house is important in determining wildre hazard. Separate planting areas with nonammable areas, such as decorative gravel, stepping stone pathways, bare ground, or a well-maintained, healthy lawn. Keep the area 2 to 3 feet out from the sides of the house clear of ammable mulches. Routine maintenance is important to maintain the vertical and horizontal separation of plants, and to remove dead material. Some less ammable native plants to use within the 30-feet space include: viburnum, sycamore, magnolia, beau tyberry, oaks, red maple, sweetgum, coontie, winged elm, persimmon, wild plum, sugarberry, Florida soapberry, fringetree, ferns and sparkleberry. Native ornamental grasses such as Muhly grass, lovegrass, Spartina and Fakahatchee are becoming more popular for landscaping. Winter is a good time to cut these grasses back. Youll reduce the risk of burning, and also promote new spring growth. Use a weed trimmer with a saw blade attachment to cut the clumps down to about 6 inches high. Cogon grass, an invasive non-native species is especially re-prone. If you have an irrigation system, be sure it is well maintained. Maintain an irrigated landscape around your home if water restrictions allow it. If you live where there are no re hydrants, a pond can provide an emergency water source. Have hoses long enough to reach all areas of your home. Make it easy for re trucks to locate and maneuver around your home. Driveways should be at least 15 feet wide with an overhead clearance of 14 feet. Keep your roof clear of pine needles, and trim branches so they are at least 15 feet away from the roof. Use mowed grass, gravel walkways, and mulched plantings near your home. Use coarser mulches, rather than ne or pine needle mulch. Oak and other deciduous leaves will mat down and are less likely to burn. Reduce the density of plants in beds within 30 feet of your home. Its possible to keep an attractive yard that conserves energy, water and wildlife while also protecting your home from wildre. Be prepared for a wildre by taking steps to reduce the danger to your home before a wildre occurs. Learn more about rewise landscaping and using native plants in your landscaping at the free Conservation Landscaping Workshop that will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Turner Center Annex Building. 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Call 494-2379 or 990-0970 FICTITIOUS NAME3112 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name Agenica De Servicios Para Todos located at 426 N. Brevard Ave. in the County of DeSoto, in the City of Arcadia, Florida 34266 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Arcadia, Florida, this 23th day of January, 2014. /s/ Jannie Garcia Published 01/23/14 131159 2992510 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. 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 NOTICE OFACTION3116 2986038 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14DR021 DIVISION: Agustin Bustamante, Petitioner and Kristin Daugherty., Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR Dissolution of Marriage TO: Kristin A. Daughtery Last known address: Unknown 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 Agustin Bustamante whose address is 9951 Levsky Dr. Arcadia, FL 34269 on or before February 23, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 115 East Oak St. Arcadia, FL34266 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the 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 January 10, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 01/23/14, 01/30/14, 02/06/14, 02/13/14 131159 2992387 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case Number: 2012 CA 698 KEVIN A. NEHRBOSS AND JESSICA NEHRBOSS, Plaintiffs, v. ANN PELHAM, A SINGLE WOMAN, PETER J. BOUGHTON, DECEASED LEONARD BOUGHTON, JOHN BOUGHTON, JUNE HERNANDEZ, JANICE DOZIER CHARLES BOUGHTON, PETER JAMES BOUGHTON, WARREN BOUGHTON JOHN BOUGHTON, DECEASED AND ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PETER JAMES BOUGHTON aka PETE BOUGHTON, aka PETER NOTICE OFACTION3116 BOUGHTON aka PETER PATRICK BOUGHTON 112 Pearl Street Radcliff, KY 40106 LEONARD BOUGHTON 425 Oak Street Radcliff, KY 40106 JOHN BOUGHTON 425 Oak Street Radcliff, KY 40106 CHARLES BOUGHTON 444 Hebron Church Road Henryville, IN 47126 JOHN K. BOUGHTON 8 St Moritz Circle, W illington, CT 06279 and all parties claiming interests by, through, under or against the heirs of PETER J. BOUGHTON, Deceased, JOHN BOUGHTON, believed Deceased, or PETER JAMES BOUGHTON aka PETE BOUGHTON, aka PETER BOUGHTON aka PETER PATRICK BOUGHTON, or LEONARD BOUGHTON, or CHARLES BOUGHTON, or JOHN K. BOUGHTON and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in DeSoto County, Florida: Lot 33, PINE CREEK ACRES, an unrecorded plat also being described as: The West 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 30, Township 37 South, Range 24 East, Desoto County, Florida. Subject to a 30 foot easement along North side and 33 foot easement along West side for road, drainage and utilities. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses if any to it on David C. Agee, attorney for Plaintiffs, whose address is Reid & Agee, PLLC, 3633 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34205 and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before, 30 days from the first date of publication of this notice, otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief prayed for in the complaint or petition. 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 COURT HOUSE, 115 EAST OAK STREET ARCADIA, FLORIDA 34266, (863) 993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and seal of said court at DeSoto, Florida, on this 16th day of December, 2013. Clerk Name: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk, Circuit Court DeSoto County, Florida NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File Number 2013-CP000103AXMA Division ______ IN RE: ESTATE OF W ayne M. Thompson Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 The administration of the estate of WAYNE M. THOMPSON, Deceased, whose date of death was March 9, 2013, File Number 2013-CP 000103 AXMA is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Room 104 (Probate Division), Arcadia, FL 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is January 16, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: Jonathan C. Gordon Florida Bar No. 0114972 Attorney at Law Building C, Suite 208 2831 Ringling Boulevard Sarasota, FL 34237 T elephone: (941) 953-5911 Email: GordonLaw@att.net Personal Representative: Laura Barrett 2132 McIntosh Road Sarasota, FL 34232 Published 1/16/14 & 1/23/14 367093 2989731 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 142014CP000007CPAXMA Division Twelfth IN RE: ESTATE OF Donald M. Lawruk, a/k/a, Donald Michael Lawruk, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of Donald M. Lawruk, deceased, whose date of death was October 30, 2013, and whose social security number are xxx-xx-5781, is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands a g ainst deceA "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" Ntik aC.1c, n-Cash in wigMSSP

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 dents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 23, 2014. A ttorney for Personal Representative: Eugene E. Waldron, Jr. Primary Service E-mail: Service@eewj.com Secondary Service E-mail: Ewaldron@eewj.com Florida Bar No. 0794971 Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. 124 N. Brevard Ave A r cadia, Florida 34266 T elephone: (863) 494-4323 Personal Representative: Barbara A. Lawruk 12347 S.W. Kingsway Circle Lake Suzy, FL 34269 Published 01/23/14 & 01/30/14 228541 2992405 In the Circuit Court for Desoto County, Florida PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-0098-CP IN RE: Estate of John Ellsworth Wilcoxen, Jr. a/k/a John E. Wilcoxen, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of JOHN ELLSWORTH WILCOXEN, JR. a/k/a JOHN E. WILCOXEN, deceased, whose date of death was November 22, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Desoto County, Florida, Probate Division; the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this Court within the later of THREE MONTHS after the time of the first publication of this notice or thirty (30) days after the date of service of a copy of this notice on them. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this Court within THREE MONTHS after the date of the first publication of this notice. A LL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE W ILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 16, 2014. A ttorney for Personal Representative: John Charles Heekin, Esq. 21202-C2 Olean Boulevard Port Charlotte, FL 33952 941-627-0333 Fla Bar No 274267 Personal Representative: Deborah D. Sapp 4275 Rota Circle Fort Worth, TX 76133 Published 1/16/14 & 1/23/14 130862 2989193 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN A ND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 142010CA000628 W ELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS, P ARK PLACE SECURITIES, INC., A SSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005W CW2, PLAINTIFF, V S. MARIA FIGUEROA. ET AL. DEFENDANTS. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidNOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 der for cash at DeSoto, Florida, on Feb. 18, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at DeSoto County Courthouse South Entrance 115 East Oak Street Arcadia, FL 34266 for the following described property: LOT 2 BLOCK J, FOREST PINE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 20, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed thime of sale shall be published as provided herein. Date: 01/22/2014 By: /s/ N. Daughtrey 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 ADA Coordinator Sarasota County Jury Office at 941-8617400, PO Box 3079, Sarasota, FL 34230 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less then 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. PUBLISHED01/23/14 & 01/30/14 295673 2992501 T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 597 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-47-TD Description of Property: LOT 16, BLOCK 3, F.M. WALDRONS ADDITION TO THE CIRY OF ARCADIA, AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 23. Names in which assessed: RONALD E & RITA Y CARTER 117 S MANATEE AVE ARCADIA, FL 34266 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on FEBRUARY 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/2/14, 1/9/14, 1/16/14 & 1/23/14 112132 2983845 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 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 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall T AX DEEDS3132 be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on FEBRUARY 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/2/14, 1/9/14, 1/16/14 & 1/23/14 112132 2983843 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, T AX DEEDS3132 1/9/14, 1/16/14 & 1/23/14 112132 2983837 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INC 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: 99 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-57-TD Description of Property: LOT 30, PEACE RIVER ACRES, 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 68. Names in which assessed: THERESA ANN EVANS 3811 N AIRPORT RD STE 203 NAPLES, FL 34105 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 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/16/14, 1/23/14, 1/30/14 & 2/6/14 112132 2989229 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK CUSTODIAN FOR TRCSPE, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 387 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-58-TD Description of Property: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 15, EMMA C. JOHNSONS WEST END ADDITION TO ARCADIA, FLORIDA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 4 AND PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 3. Names in which assessed: ADAV H CRAWFORD 509 W EFFIE ST ARCADIA, FL 34266 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on FEBRUARY 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 27TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/2/14, 1/9/14, 1/16/14 & 1/23/14 112132 2983836 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INC 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: 252 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-59-TD Description of Property: THAT PART OF LOT 11, OGDEN ACRES, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SW1/4 OF THE NE1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 28 W ALONG EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 545 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING ; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 130.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 29 W AND PARALLEL TO NORTH T AX DEEDS3132 LINE OF SAID TRACT, 200.00 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 28 E AND PARALLEL TO EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 130.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 29 E AND PARALLEL TO NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, 200.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH MOBILE HOME. Names in which assessed: AMADO S CRUZ 26 FRANCISCO DR MAGGIE VLLEY, NC 28751 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 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/16/14, 1/23/14, 1/30/14 & 2/6/14 112132 2989220 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INC 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: 1092 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-60-TD Description of Property: LOTS 4 AND 17, BLOCK 30, 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. Names in which assessed: MANUEL DELGADO & MARIA ANTONIA BECERRA PO BOX 409 ARCADIA, FL 34265 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 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/16/14, 1/23/14, 1/30/14 & 2/6/14 112132 2989215 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INC 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: 251 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-61-TD Description of Property: THAT PART OF LOT 11, OGDEN ACRES, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE SW1/4 OF THE NE1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 28 W ALONG EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 410 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING ; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 135.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 29 W AND PARALLEL TO NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, 200.00 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 28 E AND PARALLEL TO EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 135.00 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 29 E AND PARALLEL TO NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, 200.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Names in which assessed: AMADO S CRUZ 26 FRANCISCO DR MAGGIE VLLEY, NC 28751 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the propert y described in such T AX DEEDS3132 certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on FEBRUARY 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/16/14, 1/23/14, 1/30/14 & 2/6/14 112132 2989218 ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 1/24 Fri. 8 a2 p 1/25 S at. 8a-3p 1/26 Sun. 8a-3 p 2290 NW Pine Bluff Hwy 70 W to Haile Dean turn left SAT 25 th 8 am-1pm Big Tree RV Park Arcadia across from Walmart! SAT 8 12 B ro oks ide Bluff clubhouse on Hw y 17, 2 miles north of Hard ee/DeSoto line. Dishes, furni ture, golf clubs, & misc items. A Bargain Hunters Delight Check the Classifieds first! A Whole Marketplace of shopping is right at your fingertips! SAT JAN 25 t h 9 am-1pm W omens Clothing & Accessories. Arcadia Villa g e. LAKE SUZYAREA GARAGE SALES6003 FRI.SAT 8 4 8221 SW Sunnybreeze Dr & 11662 SW Lemon Rd. Off Hwy 17 near Sunnybreeze golf course. Collectibles, fishing equip, gol f items and misc hsld items AUCTIONS6020 Saturday, Feb. 1 9amNOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTSFrank E Land, Auctioneer www.landauctionservice.com Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 Enter at gate 2 (239) 936-4121 AB2084/AU2814 HUGE EQUIPMENT AUCTION! FURNITURE6035 KING WOODEN headboard and frame. Too large for my bedroom $100 OBO Arcadia Call 863-2443853 for info. AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 000 0Llll0Lmmm0, 0m.r

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The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian boundaries. Weve looked over the borders, and see no interruption to the city growing, and were under no obligation to use the valve, Berndt said. What this agreement really does is allow for the state funding needed to allow this project to go forward. Deputy Mayor Joe Fink asked Wohl his opinion of the agreement, and Wohl supported it. The city will still retain the power to service customers south on U.S. 17, he said. Youre basically just voting on approving pursuit of the funding, not which entity has exclusive use over the land. To help further ease the citys concerns regarding boundary rights, County Attorney Donald Conn sent Slaughter a letter conrming the citys right to establish a service area south of the interconnect location. The citys right under Section 180.2, Florida Statutes, to extend its service area ve miles from its corporate limits will not be limited by this interconnect, Conn wrote. The city will retain its power to establish a service area south of the U.S. 17 interconnect and to provide water utility service to persons or corporations living or doing business within this service area when such service is available. After further discussion, Fink moved to approve the agreement, and the council voted unanimously in favor.Search committee updateAdministrator Search Committee Chairman John Super updated council on the committees progress toward setting an advertising budget, approving a plan schedule and compiling a job description and qualications for candidates. Super said the committee plans to advertise for candidates primarily through the Florida League of Cities, including its two publications as well as its online site. You wont nd anything better than that group when it comes to getting the word out about the position and the value you get in comparison to the cost, said ViceChairman Dick Fazzone. Despite using the free resources, Super said the committee is requesting a $2,000 budget for advertising in print media. When asked by Councilman Keith Keene which publications they were considering, Fazzone mentioned the St. Petersburg Times. They have one of the largest circulations in the state, and it would help spread the word about our job opening beyond the local community, he said. After further discussion, Lorenzo Dixon told the council its important to also advertise the position in the local paper. I encourage both the committee and the council to advertise in The Arcadian and Charlotte Sun, he said. They always help when asked for coverage of city events, and they should be included in any list of potential advertising resources. Citizens dont want this council to make the same mistake again, and you need to keep an open mind and make a solid, sound decision that includes local candidates too. We have some great people here who could turn out to be fantastic candidates, but you have to cover all your bases, not just look for outside candidates only. Keene mentioned he had been told by citizens it was unfair that Slaughter be automatically included as a nalist for the position, and asked the committee to rank Slaughter in terms of qualications like they would any other candidate. Im looking for the best candidate, not just someone who can succeed on an interim basis, he said. The council before me shot itself in the foot. Nothing frustrates me more than what has occurred in the past. I think we owe it to ourselves to go through the proper process. Other council members were quick to agree. Ive heard from members of the public that they are not in favor of fast-tracking the interim again, said Mayor Alice Frierson. Ive heard the same thing from folks, and they are not in favor of this method of not having the interim go through the process other candidates follow, said Councilman Bob Heine. Super provided a draft of a job description and candidate minimum requirements for council to review, and said the committee would have a formal advertisement ready for approval when the council meets again Feb. 4. In other business, the council voted unanimously to approve the second readings of two ordinances aimed at curbing unsavory behavior by homeless people in the downtown area. The ordinances that were voted into law include regulation of aggressive solicitation such as harassment, charging patrons to city on city benches and stalking or following, among others. The second ordinance regulates lewd behavior in public areas, such as urination, defecation and public intoxication. Under the new ordinances, any violations can result in trespass warnings. AGREEMENTFROM PAGE 1 ADVISORY COMMITTEE DISCUSSES FINALIZING AD, QUALIFYING QUESTIONSThe Arcadia Administrator Advisory Committee agreed on having member Mary Kay Burns create a formal advertisement to be used in trade maga zines and print media for potential city adminis trator candidates. Burns had already created a sample job descrip tion/minimum requirements packet for review by the city council, and said creating the actual advertisement would be a simple matter. Its really just a process of cutting and pasting items off the job summary. Id be happy to create the ad and it wont take long to do it, she said. The committee must have a formal ad prepared for council approval by Feb. 4, and once given the green light, the ad will run in several Florida League of Cities online and print publications, as well as print media such as the St. Petersburg Times, the Charlotte Sun and the Arcadian. Burns also included a list of qualifying questions with the job summary, which she says will help provide the committee with better insight on a candidates strengths and weaknesses. I feel very strongly about qualifying questions; its something I have used a lot when hiring individ uals during my career, she said. I know council did not ask for these, but they are a great resource in helping you rank candidates based on their answers to these questions. An otherwise qualified candi date can be quickly exposed as not right for the position based on their answers to these questions, which helps to make the hiring process even more effective and streamlined. After discussion of the questions, the committee voted unanimously to include them as part of the job application. The committee meets again 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 in the council chambers. ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your tendency to say what you feel can come across as being impolite. Many, howev er, appreciate your honesty and unwillingness to mince words. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 A loved one needs some help, Taurus. This week you will have to figure out a way to assist this person and still tend to your own pressing affairs. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, focus your energy on someone important. This may be a friend, family member or even a romantic partner. Brush up on your relationship skills in the meantime. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 You have a natural charm that immediately puts others at ease, Cancer. If you are wooing a client, they will be putty in your hands. Just open your mouth, and you will win them over. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, your stubbornness comes into play this week, and it could cause a rift with friends or colleagues. Try to see their point of view, and put off any serious disputes for another time. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, spend a little time this week plotting your next get away. You tend to be happiest when youre on the move and exploring. Everyone needs an escape now and then. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Enjoy some local culture this week, Libra. Take in a concert, an art show or a theater perfor mance. Just enjoy anything that will educate and entertain at the same time. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may find that someone you thought was weak is much stronger than they appeared. This person may not need as much of your assistance as you initially thought. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, analyze any problems you may have by breaking them down into smaller tasks. Then you can tackle one thing at a time and come to a happy resolution. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, your children or the youngsters in your life will be the center of your universe this week. Make the most of this time and enjoy kids carefree natures. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 This week may be a little boring, Aquarius. Make the most of your down time, as you could use a few slow days to recharge your batteries and plan your next move. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 You are bubbling with energy, Pisces. 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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 Weather SummaryThe majority of the state reported one inch or below of rain this week, with the exception of MacClenny (Baker County) with 1.82 inches, according to Floridas Automated Weather Network (FAWN). Maximum temperatures ranged from the 60s to the 80s, with the highest temperature in Fort Lauderdale (Broward County) at 84 degrees. Hard freezes were felt in the Panhandle and north Florida. The lowest temperatures in the state were 23 degrees in Defuniak Springs (Walton County) and 24 degrees in Jay (Santa Rosa County).Field CropsFarmers in the Panhandle were planting winter cover crops. Rain was beneficial to earlier plantings. Sugarcane harvest proceeded as scheduled in Hendry, Palm Beach and Glades counties.Fruits & Vegetables Potatoes were being planted in Saint Johns County. Cabbage was harvested in Okeechobee County. Some losses on vegetables and strawberries were reported in Bradford County due to frost and cold temperatures. The southern part of the state, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties, reported some damage in colder areas with frosted tops on plants. Vegetables and fruits marketed in the State included avocados, beets, cucumbers, cabbage, 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 for the state was fair to good as was the pasture condition. Cattlemen were feeding hay and supplements across the state. Cold weather and frost throughout the state contributed to pasture decline. Drought was the main contributing factor for the poor pasture condition in the central and southern parts of the State.CitrusRain was light in most of the citrus area this week. All but one station recorded at least a trace of precipitation. Five stations recorded a half inch or more. Putnam Hall (Putnam County) recorded the most precipitation with 1.33 inches. Indian River (Indian River County) recorded the least with no rainfall measured. High temperatures were in the lower 70s to lower 80s through most of the citrus growing area. Growers and caretakers continued to irrigate due to dry conditions. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated Jan. 14, abnormally dry conditions cover most of the southern growing areas and portions of the northern, central, and Indian River areas. The western growing area and the southern portion of the Indian River area remain drought free. The majority of the active commercial citrus groves in the State are drought free. Field workers reported 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 packing houses had opened and had begun shipping small quantities of fruit. Fifteen of nineteen processing plants were open. Crop Weather Reports are provided by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information visit www.nass.usda.gov.Cold, dry weather for FloridaREPORTED FOR THE WEEK ENDING JAN. 19 CITRUS ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED in thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes Jan. 5 Jan. 12 Jan. 19 Early/mid oranges 4,779 4,794 66,232 Valencia 14 11 23 Ambersweet 0 3 0 Navel oranges 20 29 32 White grapefruit 69 71 105 Colored grapefruit 333 430 430 Temples 0 3 19 Tangelos 39 57 93 Sunburst tangerines 65 45 20 Honey Tangerines 9 26 102 Total 5,328 5,469 7,056 LIVESTOCK SALESWeight Price per cwt. Steers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $270-390 (avg. $307.16) 275-350 $235-275 (avg. $243.60) 350-425 $212.50-240 (avg. $221.68) 425-500 $192.50-215 (avg. $199.49) 500-575 $175-192.50 (avg. $180.35) 575-700 $155-177.50 (avg. $165.17) Steers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $220-280 (avg. $253.56) 275-350 $207.50-237.50 (avg. $225.43) 350-425 $175-217.50 (avg. $200.21) 425-500 $170-195 (avg. $184.27) 500-575 $155-177.50 (avg. $169.39) 575-700 $129-160 (avg. $144.27) Heifers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $230-310 (avg. $257.50) 275-350 $190-225 (avg. $199.69) 350-425 $180-212.50 (avg. $185.03) 425-500 $172.50-187.50 (avg. $178.77) 500-575 $155-190 (avg. $163.61) 575-700 $130-157.50 (avg. $144.08) Heifers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $175-235 (avg. $206.81) 275-350 $175-195 (avg. $184.31) 350-425 $160-180 (avg. $173.56) 425-500 $150-175 (avg. $165.48) 500-575 $120-157.50 (avg. $142.21) 575-700 $119-135 (avg. $125.47) Slaughter Classes Cows: Boners 1100-1900 $90-105 (avg. $94.80) Lean 850-1200 $78-93 (avg. $84.88) Low Dressing: 800-1100 $71-87 (avg. $79.24) Shells: 650-800 $41-68 (avg. $58.74) Bulls: High Dressing: 1300-2000 $101-119 (avg. $107.54) 1000-1299 $81-104 (avg. $95.39) Low Dressing: under 1100 $72-99 (avg. $84.25) Totals: 2,631; calves 2,076; cows 488; bulls 67 Slaughter cows and bulls were $3 to $5 higher. Feeder steers and heifers under 275 pounds were $10 to $15 higher; over 275 pounds were steady to $3 higher. Buyer demand and supply were good. Reported by the Arcadia Stockyard for the week of Jan. 15 Cross Creek RV Resorts, activities director, Betsy Ford, presented a check in the amount of $563 to Principal Dale Wolgast and fourth grade teacher Emily Morris of Memorial Elementary School for their Reading Reward Program. A matching cash amount was donated by Bill Harvey, the owner of Cross Creek. This amount equaled the one donated by Henri and Yvonne Gormier, bringing the total amount donated to Memorial Elementary School to over $1,100. The purpose of this Reading Reward Program is for the fourth grade students to be rewarded for marked improvements in their reading skills. The money for the reward program was made possible by a benet dance sponsored by Cross Creek RV Resort. The musicians for the dance were Henri and Yvonne Gormier from New Brunswick, Canada. Henri and Yvonne are noted for their community volunteer work. As an example, they do a monthly karaoke program at Cross Creek to collect food for the local food bank, which is sponsored by Cross Creek resident Marion Hyde. The dance was held at Cross Creek RV Resort clubhouse on Dec. 27 for Memorial Elementary. Donations were taken at the door and rafe tickets were sold. The winners of the rafe very generously donated their winnings back to Cross Creek Resort for the school. On Jan. 6, Cross Creek RV Resort presented a check for more than $1,100 to the school for the fourth grade Reading Reward Program. A year-end party will be the reward for improvements in the childrens reading skills.Cross Creek holds benefit for Memorial ElementaryBY FLO BARBORO PHOTO PROVIDEDCross Creek RV Resort held a benet to raise money for Memorial Elementary Schools reading improvement program. They presented a check for more than $1,100 to Principal Dale Wolgast and fourth grade teacher Emily Morris. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFFirst Aid app for petsPets are an important part of many families, and a new Red Cross Pet First Aid App puts lifesaving information right in the hands of dog and cat owners so they can provide emergency care until veterinary assistance is available. The 99-cent Pet First Aid app gives iPhone and Android smart phone users instant access to expert infor mation so they learn how to maintain their pets health and what to do during emergencies. Pet owners learn how to recognize health problems and when to contact their veterinarian, said Megarie van Sickel, CEO of the Southwest Florida Chapter. The Pet First Aid App provides step-by-step instructions, videos and images for more than 25 common rst aid and emergency situations including how to treat wounds, control bleeding, and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies. Additional topics include burns, car accidents, falls and what to do for coldand heat-related emergencies. Other features in the app allow pet owners to: Create a pet prole including tag identication number, photos, list of medications and instructions. Use the list of early warning signs to learn when to call their veterinarian. Use click-to-call to contact their veterinarian. Find emergency pet care facilities or alternate veterinarians with the animal hospital locator. Locate pet-friendly hotels. Test their knowledge with interactive quizzes and earn badges that they can share on their social networks along with their favorite picture of their pet. History shows that people have not evacuated during disasters because they did not want to leave their pets behind. The Red Cross app contains resources to help owners include pets in their emergency action plans. The Red Cross has made great strides in making emergency information available whenever and wherever people need it. The Pet First Aid App and other Red Cross apps can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross or by going to redcross.org/mobileapps. GARAGESALELISTINGSALW AY SI NTHECLASSIFIEDS

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The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian The community turned out to help with the dinner for Christmas For the Special People. This was the 20th year for the event. Approximately 100 people attended. It was hosted by the Arcadia Elks Lodge 1524. Thanks to all who helped or contributed: Seacoast National Bank, DeSoto County Health Department, DeSoto County Honor Guard, American Legion Post k11, American Legion Auxiliary Unit K11, VFW Peace River Post 2824, Amvets Post K11, Amvets Ladies Auxiliary, Sons of Amvets, Vietnam Brotherhood, DeSoto Memorial Hospital, Brian Burns, Tucker Insurance, The Cowboy Center, Arcadia Elks Lodge 1524, Walmart, 5 Star Youth of America, Donnie Sargeant, Mary Lyne and Patty Daugherty.Elks host Christmas for the Special PeopleBY JACKIE TUCKER PHOTOS PROVIDED BY JACKIE TUCKERThe ARC Angels Flag Team performed their Christmas routines for Christmas for the Special People. The team is shown with their coach Joyce Collins, right, and director Jackie Tucker, far left. Frankie Silkowitz collects his goodies from Santa. Art Southwell, Comander of the American Legion Post K11, helps serve the meal. Brooke Hay of the ARC Angels Flag Team leads the group in a special song. Americle Cannon of the Rangerettes helps get the Santa Bags ready for Christmas. Jerome Raynor greets Santa and his helpers. Jessie Alford and Eliza Nadine Evans help get the meals ready for the DeSoto County Honor Guard to serve. The DeSoto County honor Guard turned out to assist Santa and his helpers. Adrianna Bradshaw, left, Angel Victor and Seleste Bradshaw help get the Christmas tree ready at the Elks Lodge. Read WaterLineEvery Thursda yBefore y ou goFISHING... 50457456 CHECKOUTOUR CURRENTLtLLLSLLSPECIALS!eootlMOHAWK NAFCOby TarkettBerber Carpet Laminate Flooring Vinyl Tilestarting at starting at starting at$200 $389 $325per square foot per square foot per square footIncludes Cushion! Includes installation with Includes installation!sound control & moisture barrierServing: Arcadia, Lake Placid, Sebring, Avon Park, Port Charlotte and more!863-491-8100.863-243-382322 S Orange Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266 www.CamilasCarpetSales.com

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, January 23, 2014 | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSFinancial Aid BonanzaLinks2Success is hosting the 2014 Financial Aid Bonanza for Seniors at DeSoto County High School from 1:30-5 p.m. Jan. 29. It takes place at the high school gym, and includes free pizza, games, basketball, jousting, a money machine and more. The event is a great source of information about college financial aid including FAFSA assistance, college advice, and career advice. Some great prizes will be given out including a laptop, flat screen TV, a Kindle gift cards and cash. FOr details or to register, call Links2Success at 990-0527 or visit www.links2success.org.Art and environmental festival coming Feb. 8The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council will host a major art show and one day art and environmental festival at the DeSoto County campus of South Florida State College in Arcadia on Saturday, Feb. 8. Last years inaugural event drew over 50 artists from eight counties, with over 160 entries. The event includes an art show and environmental festival, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists, authors, fine craft vendors, environmental information and displays, enter tainment, youth activities, food and more. Parking $3 donation. www. DeSotoArtsCouncil.orgParticipants needed for Pioneer DayDo you know someone who can cane a chair, weave a palm frond hat, or make a whip? The DeSoto County Historical Society seeks people who can demonstrate traditional skills or oldfashioned crafts for the 10th Annual Pioneer Day and BBQ Rib Cook-off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 15, at DeSoto Veterans Park on State Road 70, just west of Arcadia. The Society also invites businesses, churches, families, organizations, schools, and others to showcase their history. Space is free for those who provide information only. Call Bebe Bradbury at 863-494-6607 or email bebebradbury@gmail.com.The Spirit MovesGrace Presbyterian Church, 10548 S.W. County Road 769 (Kings Highway), Lake Suzy, will celebrate its 15th annual Missions Festival Saturday, Feb. 22, and Sunday, Feb. 23. The theme is The Spirit Moves in Worship, in People, in Hearts! Larry Buckman, a missionary with HCJB and international project coordinator for In Touch Ministries in Atlanta, will be the weekend speaker. He has served in Ecuador, Honduras, Paraguay and Central Brazil, and continues to work in Central America, now training pastors. At 8:30 Saturday morning,the Buckmans will share with attendees at breakfast. In the evening will be an informal gathering with the Missions Committee. At 9:30 a.m. Sunday, during adult Sunday school, Carla Stevens, a missionary with Mission to the World and a Christian education consultant, will enlighten all about whats happening regarding Christian schools around the globe. At the morning worship at 10:30, Buckman will present the message The Spirit Moves. At 5:30 p.m. Sunday, the congregation will enjoy the 15th annual festival banquet. There will be special music, and Buckman will complete his message on The Spirit Moves. For more information, call 941-743-7971. Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Bowling Green, FL 33834 Sat. 8-12 for only $12.50 a week! for only $12.50 a week! 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