The Arcadian

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The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
DeSoto sun herald
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, February 6, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsWEEKEND RANCH RODEOA Ranch Rodeo held in Turner Center takes place Saturday and Sunday, to benefit Tidewell Hospice. See page 14. 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 DESOTO REHAB: New owner has plans for local rehab, therapy facility .................................... 3 ART, ENVIRONMENTAL FEST: Clyde Butcher photos, art displays and environmental fair this week .......... 5 SENIOR ABUSE: Woman convicted of defrauding elderly woman ........................................ 8 Questions from a concerned DeSoto Memorial Hospital staff member during DMHs board of directors meeting Thursday sparked an impromptu discussion on the hospitals long-term plans to secure its nancial future. The employee addressed the board during the public comments portion of the meeting and asked if the hospital had any specic plans in place to increase its revenue base. The staff sees their paychecks going down and employees being sent home on fur lough, she said. Id like to know what you are doing to ensure our long-term success. DMH CEO Vince Sica addressed the employees questions, saying the hospital has a plan in place. Our idea has always been to afliate with another organization, he responded. He continued that the hospital has considered the possibility of teaming with a business such as HCA Hospitals in Naples, or another area health care system that would make nancial sense. Were looking at all possibilities right now, for example if there is an opportunity we should probably ... talk about the Community Health Care System, he said. Sica made it clear, however, that any talk of afliations is premature, and the hospital is pursuing other options as well. My biggest concern is that rumors ruminate quickly, not only among the staff but the community as well, he said. Id hate to do something quickly. Our efforts are to ensure that our boards directive, which is to continue as a community hospital, are implemented. Board member Lew Ambler Jr. told the employee because the hospital received its Municipal Use Funding recently, there is no need for immedi ate action. We understand its a very insecure time for the staff, but because we received the MUF we have a buffer, he said. The next two or three months will be critical. I think today its DMH discusses long-term planBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORDMH | 13 If youve driven south on U.S. 17 in Arcadia the past two weeks, its nearly impossible to ignore the rst tangible signs of the widening project that has been slowly making its way through DeSoto County the past few years. In the span of a week, familiar sights like the Circle K south gas station, Knights Inn hotel and the Hi-Way Motel have been closed or torn down. According to Debbie Tower, communications director for the Florida Department of Transportation, the moves are part of FDOTs clearing of By STEVE BAUER ARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR Going ... going ... gone! The Hi-Way Motel on U.S. Highway 17 south was demolished this week to make way for the four-laning of the highway from Nocatee to the city limits. Although construction will not begin on this stretch for several years, Florida Department of Transportation says it likes to clear the right-of-way early in the work. The Circle K south was closed up a few weeks ago. This building and the row of shops beyond it in the photo will be torn down in advance of the widening of the highway from Nocatee to the Arcadia city limits.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com U.S. Highway 17: Progress in plain sight U.S. Highway 17: Progress in plain sight U.S. Highway 17: Progress in plain sight U.S. Highway 17: Progress in plain sight PROGRESS | 22 RCIX I ) I ANAwlSol-a f .,4 0 '',; F 4 f T 7C$ roY+clI.K. .!`,RZ t1 K'i';'-J{'J. e Y-. :I]L l yy,lowAl -7 @,052521,51621, 6

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 A group of community leaders organized to address issue of homelessness in DeSoto County met again on Jan. 30, but no conclusions were reached or clear actions taken. The group agreed to hold a third meeting, probably at the ofces of the DeSoto County Homeless Coalition, but a date has not yet been set. Issues related to homelessness took center stage in Arcadia recently when the ve-member City Council passed an ordinance to prohibit aggressive panhandling and lewdness. Some downtown merchants had complained that homeless individuals were aggressively panhandling and annoying or scaring customers, and had been exhibiting behavior deemed lewd. The group formed late last year, consisting of church, housing, nonprot and citizen advocates trying to help the homeless with temporary shelter, meals, hygiene, storage and other daily living issues that most non-homeless take for granted. Issues raised by mer chants about the behavior of some area homeless individuals underscore the need to nd a permanent and satisfactory solution. The responsibility of being homeless is often thrust upon (them), said Councilman Joe Fink. As a merchant himself, Fink supported rules prohibiting panhandling,He has asked people not to sleep on the bench outside his Oak Street shop. But he also stresses compassion over forced removal from private property or ticketing. And if someone is unable to address the issue, for whatever reason, he said, it is up to us as a society to step in. The advocacy groups biggest problem in helping the less fortunate is funding. Grants used by the Homeless Coalition in past years have evaporated as funding priorities shifted and the economy slowed. The cutbacks limit the services the Coalition offers, leaving many homeless fending for themselves. Volunteers surveying the homeless in the last three weeks counted more than 100 in and around Arcadia. Reportedly, many of those individuals told volunteers they prefer living outdoors to the pressures of work, family and obligations. Some wash with river water, camp in isolation, nding meals at pantries and churches. Some are veterans; others have a troubled history that prohibit them from nding a place to live. But advocates also say that many homeless suffer from mental health and dependency issues, especially as state and federal mental health treatment disappeared over the last decade. Some of the homeless wander city streets, pushing carts of belongings, riding bicy cles or just walking. There is a temporary place to sit under a wilted umbrella downtown, but it cant address the more serious needs, advocates said. Shasta Grimes is participating in the project. Her DeSoto County nonprot, The Mission, has handed out coats and blankets to Arcadias homeless as the temperature dipped to near freezing. She said surveys and studies mean well, but the key to helping the less fortunate is simple. Ask them, she said. Find out what they want, because it may be different from what we think they want. You can only do so much with a person who doesnt need or want your help. Bruce Neveau co-owns Mary Margaret Tea and Biscuit in downtown Arcadia. He said a minority of homeless give others a tarnished image they may not deserve. One woman was very aggressive, Neveau said. Most (homeless) are struggling, and you have to be compassionate; we understand that. There is a line, however. In his shop, Fink greets a homeless man he has known for several years. How are you today? he asks. The man talks of quitting cigarettes and a mental health unit he had been placed in decades ago. This country has been dumping people into the streets since the 1980s, Fink said, watching the man exit his store. I want to say they have every right as any other person of the United States.Homeless advocacy group raises questions, lacks answersBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT ARCADIAN PHOTO BY CRAIG GARRETTA temporary tent city -really, more like an oversized umbrella -provides minimal shelter for a handfull of homeless people in the Heritage Baptist Church parking lot. But advocates agree a permanent solution is needed. Arcadia does not even have a permanent location where people without a place to live can consistently go overnight. Arcadia might soon be the proud owner of two new sanitation vehicles, as the City Council mulls a lease agreement that would signicantly upgrade the citys aging eet. The city had previously budgeted $110,000 to purchase two rear-loader sanitation boxes. However, Steve Underwood of the Sanitation Department said because of the age of the current vehicles and frequent breakdowns, resulting in reduced ser vice to residents, he and Interim City Administrator Tom Slaughter believed leasing two new vehicles was in the citys best interest. Underwood said the city could lease the two vehicles for ve years, with a total cost of approximately $335,000. As part of the move, the city would also sell four obsolete sanitation vehicles for $75,000 total. The lease comes with a standard three-year warranty, which could be extended to ve years at a cost of a few thousand dollars per vehicle. At the end of the lease term, the city could then purchase the vehicles for $1 each. Mayor Alice Frierson was concerned with the lease amount considering the citys current budget situation, and was puzzled why the purchase price of each vehicle was nearly identical to the lease terms. Im puzzled that a lease agreement is almost identical to what it would cost to purchase these trucks outright, she said. Councilman Joe Fink said the frequent repairs being made to the citys current vehicles is an unnecessary waste of time and energy of city staff, and liked the idea of having a warranty in place for any repairs. I think the lease option City mulls lease for new sanitation trucksBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORCITY | 21 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of County Commissioners of DeSoto County, Florida will consider the adoption of an ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at 6:30 PM or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room 103, Administration Building, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida as follows: AN ORDINANCE OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, AMENDING ORDINANCE 2010-21 RELATING TO REGULATION OF WATER, RECLAIMED WATER AND WASTEWATER SERVICES AND UTILITIES IN DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; AMENDING AND ESTABLISHING FEES AND CHARGES; AMENDING AND ESTABLISHING BILLING REGULATIONS FOR COUNTY UTILITIES; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING PROVISIONS, INCORPORATION INTO THE COUNTY CODE, SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A complete copy of the Ordinance may be inspected and copied at the Office of the County Administrator in Suite 201 of the above-stated address between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. If special accommodations are required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals should contact the County Administrators Office by calling 863-993-4800 at least forty-eight hours prior to the meeting. 50457504 50457457 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION FOR NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF THE INTENT OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION SHOWING THE NEED FOR THE LEVY OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS AND ITS ELECTION AND INTENT TO COLLECT NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS USING THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION FOR NON AD-VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS, AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 197.3632, FLORIDA STATUTES (2009), FOR FIRE PROTECTION, SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL, SOLID WASTE COLLECTION, ROAD AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, STREET LIGHTING, WATER AND SEWER UTILITIES AND MOSQUITO CONTROL AT A PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 25, 2014 AT 6:30 PM IN THE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING ROOM, COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 201 EAST OAK STREET, ROOM 103, ARCADIA, FLORIDA. NOTICES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FEBRUARY 25, 2014 PUBLIC HEARING, ON JANUARY 30, FEBRUARY 6, FEBRUARY 13 AND FEBRUARY 20, 2014. AFFECTED PROPERTIES ARE LOCATED IN DESOTO COUNTY, THE CITY OF ARCADIA (FOR FIRE PROTECTION, AND SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL ONLY), AND IN THE GOLDEN MELODY LIGHTING DISTRICT, HARLEM HEIGHTS LIGHTING DISTRICT, KINGS CROSSING LIGHTING DISTRICT, LAKE SUZY LIGHTING DISTRICT, PEACE RIVER LIGHTING DISTRICT, SPRING LAKES LIGHTING DISTRICT, AND MCCLELLAND DRIVE ROAD DISTRICT. All interested persons are invited to attend. In the event, any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed. In that event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact DeSoto County at 863-9934800, at least 7 days prior to the date of the hearing. 50456534 THE DESOTO COUNTY CITIZEN ADVISORY TASK FORCE PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING DeSoto County will conduct a Citizen Advisory Task Force workshop on February 12, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at the DeSoto County Administration Building located at 201 East Oak Street, Suite 103, Arcadia, Florida. For further information contact Peggy Waters, Social Services Manager at (863)993-4858. A FAIR HOUSING/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/HANDICAP ACCESS JURISDICTION

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The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian Louis Badenhorst and Associates took over the reins of DeSoto Health and Rehab as of Jan. 1. As the new owner, Badenhorst has extensive knowledge and experience in specialized nursing care and therapy, having been previously involved with large corporate nursing home businesses. Now he brings his expertise to DeSoto County, adding a personal touch to DeSoto Health and Rehab. Few people plan to go to a nursing home or rehabilitation, but many nd themselves unexpectedly needing such care. Now, as baby boomers age, this well educated population seeks an exceptional experience in the recovery process. The goal of DeSoto Health and Rehab is to ensure the health and well-being of every individual, enabling them to return home as soon as possible. Clients will enjoy many of the comforts and amenities of home, including Wi-Fi on phones, computers or tablets. The facility has established a team to provide excellent services in therapy, nursing care and related activities, with the goal of becoming the most outstanding facility. Rick Bruno, RN-BSN, Paramedic, is the chief nursing ofcer. All the nurses are IV certied, and are trained in advanced medical assessment and treatments. Staff are encouraged to continue their education to stay abreast of developments in their elds. DeSoto Health and Rehab also continues to provide for the more complex New owners take over DeSoto Health and RehabSUBMITTED BY LOUIS BADENHORST ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comDeSoto Health and Rehab has been taken over by new owner Louis Badenhorst (far right) and associates. The nursing and professional sta strive to make the experience as comfortable as possible. Meet the sta at an open house on Feb. 28.HEALTH | 24 Clint Johnson will speak about his book, A Vast and Fiendish Plot: The Confederate Attack on New York City, at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 11 at the DeSoto County Library, 125 N. Hillsborough Avenue, Arcadia. The event is free and open to the public. Born in the Fish Branch community of Hardee County, Johnson wrote an article about his family that was published in the DeSoto County Historical Societys Recollections IV: A Collection of Historical Photographs, Documents, Letters, Diaries, Stories, Recipes, Sayings, and Other Memorabilia about Arcadia and DeSoto County, Florida published in 2013. He attended schools in Arcadia, graduated from DeSoto County High School, and earned a degree in journalism from the University of Florida. The author of 12 book about the U.S. Civil War has been fascinated with this conict since he learned about it in the fourth grade class taught by Frances Pooser. His book narrates an incident that is a footnote in most texts. When asked what inspired him to concentrate on this little known historical event, he wrote in an e-mail message, I was looking for a true story that had not been told, or one that had not been told well. I remembered reading a book about the attack written more than 20 years ago called The Man Who Tried To Burn New York City by a college profes sor. He concentrated on telling the story of the only Confederate captured, tried, and hanged for the attack. What the writer didnt do is tell much about the planning of the attack, or what New York was like in 1864. That gave me an opening to tell something new. The book analyzes the strike in the context of the nancial ties between the North and the South, the progress of the war, and the countrys political situation. The conspiracy was planned to disrupt the presidential election of 1864 but actually occurred on Nov. 25, the Friday following the second ofcial Thanksgiving holiday. The saboteurs used Greek re a chemical compound to start res in 21 hotels along Broadway in Manhattans business district. Johnson wrote, I visited New York City for several days, spending most of the time in the New York Public Library reading newspaper accounts, diaries, and nding the insurance maps. I walked the route of the res. No hotels exist any more. I did, however, nd an Author Johnson discusses Civil War burning of ManhattanBY CAROL MAHLER FROM CLINT JOHNSONS BOOK/ map by Patrick HartA line of res started in hotels in Manhattan during the Civil War, set to disrupt the Norths nancial and business district.DISCUSSES | 24 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. Deployment orders required 50456551 PUBLIC NOTICE MEETING DESOTO COUNTY LOCAL COORDINATING BOARD TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED Will meet on February 12, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. at 201 East Oak Street, Suite 103, Arcadia, Florida 34266 To obtain additional information concerning the meeting contact Peggy Waters, at (863) 993-4858 or e-mail p.waters@desotobocc.com. HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE FACILITIES (063)I

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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 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 | GRITS & PIECES | LETTER TO THE EDITORLearn what Mosaic will do in DeSotoEditor: Once again we are looking forward to a fun community event to be enjoyed by residents and guests of DeSoto County. This coming Saturday, Feb. 8 will be the second Rio de la Paz Festival and Art of the River at the South Florida State College, DeSoto Campus. And once again, front and center at a DeSoto County event will be the Mosaic Company. Mosaic will be there with their fancy expensive bus, The Mosaic Express. Designed for children (and adults), their interactive exhibit encourages visitors to push buttons, spin wheels and slide panels to reveal narrative and moving images creating a dynamic and memorable experience for all ages. Wow! I for one cant wait. But look behind the buttons, wheels and slides and what do you see? As always, smoke and mirrors. So, in the words of Professor Marvel, the great and powerful wizard, pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. If you question Mosaics motives, are just curious, or believe that when something sounds too good to be true, then it usually isnt true; if you question all of their continuing efforts to display themselves as stewards of the land, feeders of the world, protectors of wildlife, guardians of our waterways, creators of jobs, then come to our booth and see the rest of the story. Stop by the Friends of Horse Creek booth on Saturday, Feb. 8, and see for yourself exactly what Phosphate Strip Mining really looks like. See what Western DeSoto County will look like if our county leaders grant Mosaic the changes in zoning that will be required for a major portion of land in Western DeSoto County and then grant Mosaic a Mining Permit, and see for yourself exactly what Phosphate Strip Mining really looks like. Together we need to let our elected ofcials know that Mosaic, and what they do to the land, is not what we want for our county. We, the citizens of DeSoto County will not be bought by Mosaics dirty money. This is our county, not Mosaics. This is DeSoto County, this is not Mosaic County. Let our elected ofcials know, that we the citizens of DeSoto County are who they represent, not Mosaic. Please stop by our booth and take our short one-minute survey. We are doing a general survey, no names or address we just ask that you be a DeSoto County citizen.Friends of Horse Creek Bob Navin ArcadiaProgress paves the way through our communityChange has been on the horizon for generations now, though many refused to believe theyd ever see it in their lifetime. But the project to widen Highway 17 through Desoto County is a reality that has nal ly arrived. We heard about it for many years and even watched its progress in counties to the north and south of us, and may have even thought it would somehow bypass us, since our little community seems to have been cocooned in timelessness and has remained much like its been for generations now. Not so. The march of progress through Fort Ogden seemed to happen overnight once it got started, and served as a wake-up call to all non-believers. Nocatee is on the chopping block now, with some buildings already gone. Hurricane Charley gave the road a head start in 2004 by destroying the 1920s building that once housed Nocatees drugstore, post ofce, Dyes Grocery, and other businesses that were there over the years. The building remembered by old timers as Strouds was removed in December of 2012, and last year the tiny store many of us remember being oper ated by Uncle Frank Baldwin was demolished. Now, the little towns churches and several other buildings are slated for destruction as the highway advances. Same goes for many structures between Nocatee and Arcadia all falling victim 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.to the march of time. The First Baptist Church of Nocatee held its nal services in their sanctuary Sunday, Jan. 26, with an estimated crowd of past and present members reaching nearly 300. I was fortunate enough to attend and nd a seat, and it was a day lled with nostalgia as I got to see so many old friends and some family as well. The red brick building was built in the teens of the last century as the churchs second sanctuary. Its origin was in the wooden schoolhouse that once stood on Welles Avenue, as only a Sunday School in 1888. The church organized in 1890 and met there until a wooden church was built across the road from the school in 1905. When the congregation moved into the red brick church, the previous building was sold as a residence and was later lost to a re. Highway 17, also known as State Road 35, was once called The Dixie Highway. I was talking to the late Lessie Shores Smith many years ago, and she remembered when the road between Nocatee and Arcadia was nothing but sand and clay. She recalled it being paved in 1917. Another fascinating thing she remembered was how the bus came from town to pick her and others up to go to Arcadia for high school (Nocatees former brick school only went to eighth grade, like many others of its time), and it was so crowded that the Nocatee students had to ride in a trailer pulled behind the bus. My roots are in Nocatee and also the Owens community, as my family came here from Georgia in either the late 1870s or early 1880s. Ive seen many changes in the little community whose name in the Native American tongue means What is it, and more change is on the way. Only as far back as the 1960s I can recall when Nocatee had four grocery stores operating at the same time Woods Supermarket, Dyes Grocery, Proctors Grocery, and Uncle Franks. Haircuts cost a buck and a quarter, and credit was available at the stores and lling stations. I came along after the crate mill and packing houses were gone, but I remem ber well the stump plant as Nocatees industry, with its whistle blowing at noon and ve p.m., and that terrible smell that drifted for miles. Some even called it the skunk plant. We kids spent our days riding bicycles to the swimming hole, hunting sharks teeth at the Clay Pits and along Hawthorn Creek, selling glass soda bottles for spending money, and hunting rabbits. Those were simpler, better times. Most of my familys marryings and buryings involved that little red brick church, and I will be sad to see it go. The state owns it now, and will be demolishing it once the windows, cupola, and bell have been removed. The congregation will rebuild on property it owns adjacent to the old church, as will the Church of God, thankfully. Names and faces come and go in every community, as do buildings. And as fast as theyre torn down brick by brick, they will be rebuilt bigger and stronger in our hearts and memories, where they will stand forever. NE11,15 (TEM: Comm15510NE25 jAhl ex^ ft.' PONDER Wr?Y5 r IN"EftcTu wEcc*r rEREVEN uHOhJ COA'lE rt{pktcc-5 RREYou MiGfft SAYWE /rL, ZN CEur ITS 13C:tAiA56TICKEts RIA%ro PAY rvDDLEIL, 5an,Ca ` NMMvI..L060 LIKE'CoDEtY . .FH1465 MAY BEJTAK1N' A TLAMFOR THEGATES AKE AY sUbjr rrbct1ANGFZ6.1F

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The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council invites the community to come celebrate the Peace River and the way of life in the Florida Heartland. At the Rio de la Paz Festival on Saturday, along with a major art exhibit, you can enjoy several displays from artists, craftsmen, local authors, groups and businesses. The festival uses the Spanish name for the river in honor of last years celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Spanish arrival in Florida. The Mosaic Express will be there, a bus converted to a traveling display about the phosphate mining process. Several environmental groups will have exhibits as well, including Peace River Audubon, Florida Trail Association, Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program, Friends of Horse Creek, Southwest Florida Water management District and Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Last years favorite, the Florida Skunk Rescue organization will be on hand with everything you need to know about making one of these furry creatures a part of your life. There will be enter tainment and food vendors to help you enjoy the day. Dont miss the Peace River Quilters display of 19 individual quilts, each depicting a segment of the Peace River. When assembled, you can trace the river owing through every piece of the almost 40feet long display. There is also a free Art of the River exhibit, in which artists from across the state are competing for almost $2,000 in awards. The art including paintings, photography, and three-dimensional entries all depict some aspect of the environment and lifestyle of the Peace River area. Find out which entries took top honors. You will have a chance to talk with artists and buy some artwork. You can also tour the South Florida State College DeSoto Campus and nd out what SFSC can offer. The Rio de la Paz Festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at SFSC. Admission is free; a donation of $3 is suggested for on-site parking. An invitation-only showing of the art exhibit will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at SFSC with a reception for artists, sponsors and invited guests. Winners will be announced then, and major sponsors will receive Art Bucks, which they can use to buy art from the exhibit. For more information, visit http://desotoartscouncil.org/ artoftheriver.htm.Butcher photos on displayAn exhibit of the photography of Clyde Butcher, Floridas premier photographer, will open with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Martin Art Gallery, at Florida Outdoor Properties, 207 E. Magnolia Avenue. The reception is free and open to the public, and Butchers daughter will be on hand to talk about her fathers work. Butcher has been called the foremost landscape photographer in America today, often compared with Ansel Adams. Working with large format lm, he often wades right into the swamps, creeks and forests he depicts in his sometimes massive prints. Butcher also agreed to serve as the judge of the photography section of DAHCs Art of the River, so the awards you will see at the art show were chosen by him. The display will be available at the Martin Gallery for the month of February, which is generally open during normal business hours. Call Mac Martin at 863-494-2100 for details.Art and environmental festival this weekend at collegeBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR PHOTO PROVIDEDBig Cypress National Preserve I by Clyde Butcher typies his exrtaordinary work, capturing the beauty and magnicence of Floridas wilderness on lm. An exhibit of Butchers photos opens Thursday in the Martin Gallery at Florida Outdoor Properties.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANThis whimsical purple alligator was created on hand-painted silk with quilting, emboridery and embellishments, and is six feet wide. Its just one of many artworks on display at the Art of the River. SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50456546 AIP'/ JoMMmID.O. -E Cypress St E E2 ZHickory StLewellyn Cassels Dr John MinniARNP-. ,-Ogg

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY Caribbean Sound will give a free public concert at 7 p.m. on Feb. 6 at DeSoto Middle School. The band performs on steel pans and presents the music of the Caribbean. Visit www.caribbeansound.bet for more information. An exhibit of Clyde Butchers photographic work opens tonight with a reception from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Martin Art Gallery at Florida Outdoor Properties, 207 E. Magnolia St. Free and open to the public. 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. Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast is at 8 a.m. the first Thursday monthly. Each months location will be announced. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. FRIDAY DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council private reception for artists and guests for Art of the River 5-8 p.m., South Florida State College. 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. 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 DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Rio de la Paz Festival 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at South Florida State College. Environmental exhibits, Jasmines Dream Ranch & Rescue pony rides, music, food, arts and crafts vendors, authors, and the Art of the River exhibit. Free; $3 suggested donation for onsite parking. Tidewell Hospice Ranch Rodeo. Doors open 1 p.m., show starts 2 p.m. Turner Agri-Civic Center. $10 ($5 for age 10 and under). Enjoy watching real cowboys in action in air-conditioned comfort. Proceeds benefit Tidewell Hospice. www.turnercenter.com or 863-993-4807. The Sikes Family is holding a benefit carwash from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the Bank of America, 1409 E. Oak St. Proceeds will benefit the family of Jeff Sikes, a family of five including three young children. Jeff, 33, a lifelong Arcadian and employee of Big Tree RV Park, has been diagnosed with cancer and is beginning the long and difficult process of radiation and chemotherapy. They will also accept donations of nonperishable foods. Monetary donations can be made at Mid Florida Credit Union, for the Sikes Family Fund. Grace Lutheran Churchs Annual Flea Market, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 8. Vendors bring their own tables and set up. $10 per vendor, For details call 494-2776. Women in Fellowship Ministry meets every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Greater Mt. Zion AME Church, 256 S. Orange Ave. Free and open to the public. Light brunch is served. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Call 494-2749 or 941-380-5336 for information. SUNDAY Tidewell Hospice Ranch Rodeo. Doors open 1 p.m., show starts 2 p.m. Turner Agri-Civic Center. $10 ($5 for age 10 and under). Enjoy watching real cowboys in action in air-conditioned comfort. Proceeds benefit Tidewell Hospice. www.turnercenter.com or 863-993-4807. Greater Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church invites the community to its Founders Day Celebration, at 3 p.m. Feb. 9, 256 S. Orange Ave. Attire for this event is old fashioned clothing and African attire. The second Omelet Brunch of the season, featuring an all-youcan-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. MONDAY Modern Woodmen of America Chapter 16497 will meet at King Buffet at 5 p.m. Feb. 10. For more info, call Jane Powers at 494-1679. 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. DeSoto County Veterans Honor Guard practices at 6 p.m. second Mondays monthly at the American Legion Post. The GFWC Arcadia Womans Club meets on the second Monday of every month Sept. through May at the clubhouse in Veterans Memorial Park, 2288 N.W. American Legion Way, with a pot luck lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a meeting. Members are encouraged to bring guests. For more information call 494-2966. 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. 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. TUESDAY Habitat for Humanity will dedicate a home for Derek Ross at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 11, at 323 Providence. This is the 14th home dedicated by Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat. Refreshments served. DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 9 a.m. at the County Administration building, Room 103, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board meeting room of the DeSoto County School District, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weight watchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, starting Nov. 12, at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North, Arcadia. For information, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. WEDNESDAY JG Bigstar Production prresents BJ Slaughter and the Country Classics Band at the Charlotte Cultural Center, 6:30 p.m. Tickets $15-17. Purchase online at www.theculturalcenter.com or call 941-625-4175 x221. The Sikes Family is holding a Spirit Night at Beef OBradys from 4-10 p.m. Feb. 12. During that time, with a coupon, Beefs will donate 20 percent of your dinner bill to the family of Jeff Sikes, a family of five including three young children. Jeff, 33, a lifelong Arcadian and employee of Big Tree RV Park, has been diagnosed with cancer and is beginning the long and difficult process of radiation and chemotherapy. Nature Talk: Extension Agent examines the interdependence of plants and animals, 10 a.m. on Feb. 12 at DeSoto County Library. Free. Free Food Distribution the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Arcadia Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2865 S.E. Ami Drive (off State Road 31 near Walmart), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. By the All Faiths Food bank. Call 494-3262 for more information. Been There Ranchers and Farmers Club meets every second and fourth Wed. through April at 1 p.m., first clubhouse inside South Entrance Arcadia Village Country Club. North of Walmart, State Road 70. Call Max R. Fitzpatrick at 863-494-6257. Free. Tours, speakers, conversation, friends, fun all welcome. The DeSoto County Ministerial Association will meet at 8:30 a.m. for prayer and 9 a.m. for the meeting at the Housing Authority, on Booker T. Washington St. Pastors or representatives of all denominations and churches are invited to attend as we address community challenges and coordinate worship services to serve county residents. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. THURSDAY JG Bigstar Productions presents California Toe Jam and Lotela GOld at the Charlotte Cultural Center. Blended voices sing tuns of the s, s and s. Tickets $15-$25. For details call 941-6254175 x221 for more information. 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. TEAM Arcadia meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Margaret Way Building, 23 N Polk Avenue. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to unite community organizations and coordinate community improvement efforts. DeSoto County Historical Society meets at noon every second Thursday monthly at the Family Service Center annex, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Lunch is available for $6 at 11:30 a.m. Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6 p.m. second Thursdays monthly at the Habitat ReStore, 111 N. Polk Ave. Call 494-4118 or desotohabitat@embarqmail.com for more information. Gastric bypass support group meets at 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Mardis Citrus on U.S. 17 S. For more information, call 990-0082 or 494-5700. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. SPECIAL The Center for the Needy, at the corner of W. Pine St. and S. Orange Ave., is desperately in need of food, clothing, household goods (such as blankets, towels, cooking and eating utensils etc.), supplies anything a person in need might require. The center is dangerously low on food, its shelves are almost bare, and they need to replenish supplies before the colder months. Any donations are gratefully accepted, including cash, to help those in real need in our community. For more information, call 863-444-0499. BREAKFAST SPECIALS MondayF riday ANYTIME 1 1 2 1 E O a k S t A r c a d i a F L 8 6 3 4 9 4 4 4 0 4 1121 E. 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The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian Family Album FAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to Arcadian.editor@gmail.com PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy birthday to our great-grand daughter, Kylee Davis, on Feb. 4. Love, your great-grandparents, LeRoy and Joan DavisHappy birthday The Crumady family would like to express how grateful we are for your generous support during our time of bereavements. Perhaps you sent flowers or a lovely card or food for us to eat, or you may have spoken a few kind words or sang an uplifting song that was so sweet. Then maybe you couldnt be there but sent loving thoughts our way. For however you may have consoled our hearts, we thank you more than words can say. From the family of the late Teressa Beatrice CrewsThank you PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANFred Carter and his wife, Charlotte, played in a golf tournament named after his late brother, the Lewis Doc Carter Educational Invi tational Golf Tournament. The tournament was held last September. The Carters granddaughter drove the cart for the threesome. Carter said the organizers surprised him with this plaque for supporting the tourney, which was sponsored by Doc Carters fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi. Proceeds of the tournament will be used to fund scholarships.Carter honored PHOTO PROVIDED 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 50456559 www.7eeye.com Our Board Certified physicians are committed to not just meeting your expectations, but exceeding them! +SEVIGNYASSOCIATES .,N A,a se.y,,,k.Modl ScJpr+y QssO per'EYE CARE'

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 1964: Mrs. Eddie Garner and Mrs. Jim Brewer entertained Friday, January 17th, to help their children Michelle Garner celebrate her 5th birthday anniversary and Walter Brewer celebrate his 4th birthday anniversary. They played the usual games for fourand ve-year-old children and helped the two honored guests open all their presents. Attending were Bob Brewer; Dan Garner; John, James and Velda Marie Summerall; Anita Faye and Leesa Kay Johnson; Cheryl Garner; Bob and Kirk McCall; and Lori Ann Mizell. The D.H.S. Bulldog cagers today reign champions of the Ridge Conference for the second consecutive season. Coached by John Gambrell, members of the championship basketball squad are Earl Guidry, Fred Collins, Joe Waldron, Robert Womack, Bobby Hamilton, Darryl Trawick, George Latimer, Tom Hughes, Jim Yarbrough, Rupert Smith, Ricky Dodd, and Paul Bevers. 1984: Over the next few years, the DeSoto County School System will enter the computer age. The rst phase of this technological inux, which could revolutionize the way students think began Monday at the DeSoto High School. Principal Adrian Cline, who used computers long before he became principal, said In the future, the state of Florida, as well as this high school, will be stressing computer literacy heavily. Mark Mizell, son of Mr. and Mrs. David of Fort Winder, received the Good Citizenship award from his mother at the Peace River Chapter of the DAR meeting on January 23rd. Mike Pooser Jr., representing the Kiwanis, was also there to recognize Mizell as an outstanding member of the Kiwanis Key Club.This Week in DeSoto County Hayley Mercer hayleymariemercer@gmail.comCompiled from back issues of The Arcadian THIS WEEK | 8 After deliberating only 25 minutes, a DeSoto County jury last week found Erma Jean Williams, 61, guilty of defrauding an elderly person of more than $100,000. A sentencing date has not yet been scheduled for Williams, of the 7200 block of S.W. Liverpool Road, Fort Ogden. According to Lisa Chittaro, one of the attorneys who prosecuted the case for the State Attorneys Office, she could be sentenced for up to 30 years in prison. Chittaro and co-counsel Dan Yuter both work in a new White Collar Division (Fraud and Elderly) created by State Attorney Ed Brodsky of the 12th Judicial District. The goal is to specialize in prosecuting those that victimize the vulnerable members of society, including the elderly as well as abused animals. Williams was arrested in 2010 on charges she bilked an elderly woman, for whom she was a caretaker, of her money, possessions and property. An investigation report stated Williams had first been a caregiver for the victims husband, and continued to work for the woman after her spouse passed away in 2005. The arrest report details a complex series of steps Williams allegedly undertook to convince the woman she cared for to give her a $65,000 Cadillac, to revise her will and leave her home and all her possessions to Williams, and to set up numerous bank and credit accounts from which several payments were directed to Williams. Chittaro said, (Williams) isolated the victim, and took control of her home and her life. Karen Blanchette, director of the Senior Friendship Centers in Arcadia, said the victim had previously participated in the centers activities, but once Williams became a caretaker, she prevented the woman from coming to the center. She kept her away from her family and friends, Blanchette said, which is always a warning sign for possible elder abuse and fraud. Allegations of Williams attempts to deprive the woman of her estate began as early as 2005. The report indicates Williams used the womans credit account and moved herself into the womans home, taking over the master bedroom for herself and putting the woman in a smaller bedroom. Williams also allegedly canceled TideWell Hospice services for the victim just a few weeks before her death, saying someone else would be caring for the lady. The sheriffs report said Williams was believed to have obtained money, goods and benefits from the woman in excess of $200,000, secured in part by coercing, threatening and isolating the victim. Chittaro said there was evidence the victim was developing Alzheimers symptoms; she became unable to make financial decisions on her own and was easily influenced. The victim didnt have the legal capacity to give away her property, and she didnt have any family members close by to know what was going on. Chittaro said the State Attorneys Office is reaching out to the community to educate people about the signs of elder abuse. They are willing to come speak to any groups interested in learning more about this program. For more information, call the SAO at 941-747-3077.Williams convicted of defrauding elderly woman over $100K |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. WILLIAMSThe DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Tiffany Grace Beasley, 27, 100 block of Volusia Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $1,987.99. Lewis Eugene Camp, 60, first block of E. Palmetto St., Arcadia. Charges: petty theft between $100-$300 and failure of registered sex offender to report change of name or address. Bond: $5,750. Tomas Chwojko, 25, North Port. Charge: possession of over 10 grams of synthetic narcotic. Bond: $20,000. Tonie Morris Donaldson, 49, first block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Bobbie Louis Floyd, 62, 1000 block of W. Hickory St., Arcadia. Charge: felony battery causing bodily harm or disability. Bond: $10,000. Jacobo Guzman Lopez, 26, 1200 block of Canal St., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $500. Chelsea Michelle Malloy, 22, 300 block of N. 16th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Peter Newton Monfort, 56, 1000 block of N.W. Girl Scout Road, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Bradley Jeffrey Bowers, 31, 11400 block of S.W. Orange St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Juana del Carmen Castillo Vanzzini, 32, 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Lucinda Fitchett, 35, 1200 block of S.E. 5th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,000. James Ronald Gill, 50, 300 block of La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Released on recognizance. Crystal Gonzalez, 21, Lake Placid. Charge: DUI with alcohol or drugs, Bond: $1,500. Dale Lee Jenkins, 33, 2400 block of S.W. County Road 760A, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Jamie Landry, 33, 17900 block of Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $10,000. Maria Guadalupe Limon, 47, 2900 block of Joshua Estates, Arcadia. Charge: trespass. Bond: $250. Shane Joseph Little, 26, 700 block of N. 17th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appeal. Bond: $2,000. Daniel Ray Lynch, 24, 200 block of Providence St., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Thomas Maldonado, 21, 500 block of N. 10th Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $240. Antonio Munoz, 42, 1st Ave., Arcadia. Charges: hit-and-run leaving scene of accident involving property damage, DUI with alcohol or drugs and DUI with property damage. Bond: $3,000. Victor Ramirez, 55, 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Orlin Humberto Ramos, 25, Tampa. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Rodrika Ashanae Randolph, 23, 300 block of N. 16th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Released on recognizance. Jason Charles Ross, 34, State Road 31, Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended, third or subsequent offense. Bond: $1,500. Lisa Ann Sanchez, 47, Punta Gorda. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. Teri Deanna Bishop, 34, 1500 block of Magnolia Terrace, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Richard Matthew Kerce, 35, 100 block of N. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $1,000. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Cepedo Lajuan Simons, 37, 800 block of Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: sexual battery with victim age 12 or older. Bond: none. Denise Charmaigne Burroughs, 21, first block of Booker T. Washington Road, Arcadia. Charge: knowingly driving while license is suspended. Bond: $1,000. Juan Manuel Nava-Aquino, 30, 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $1,000. Tyler Ray Carlan, 22, 600 block of S. Orange Ave., Arcadia. Charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession of controlled substance without a prescription, possession or use of drug equipment, and out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrest: Jose Carlos Martinezhuerta, 43, 1100 block of Hargrave St., Arcadia. Charges: using false ID for claim less than $20,000 and impersonating or using personal ID of a deceased person. Bond: $3,000. Compiled by Susan E. Hoffman | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFFree tax prep availableThe United Way is offering free tax preparation services for low-income residents of DeSoto County. To qualify, you must have earned less than $52,000 last year. The services are being offered Thursdays from 4 p.m.8 p.m. at the Family Service Center, 310 West Whidden St., Arcadia., and will be available Feb. 6-March 20. You must call ahead at 863494-3119, as the service is by appointment only. Residents who earned less than $57,000 can le their taxes online for free at www.myfreetaxes.com/desoto. What to bring: Last years federal income tax return. Social Security cards and correct birthdates for all family members. A photo ID. If married and ling a joint return, both spouses must present photo ID and both must be present to sign the return. All W-2 wage and tax statements for current tax year. All forms 1099 and other income statements. Form 1098-mortgage interest and property taxes if applicable. 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The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESMalvery Hall WisemanMalvery Pat Hall (Mays) Wiseman, 79, of Arcadia, Fla., went home to be with her Lord, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. She was born May 31, 1934, in Breathitt County, Ky., the daughter of Alfred and Jalie (nee Turner) Hall. Pat came to live in Arcadia during the 1950s as a homemaker, and then worked at and retired from the former G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital. She was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church, and, in her later years, attended Arcadia Church of God with her son, Donnie. She is survived by her son, Curt (Kaycee) Mays; brothers, Arlie (June) Hall, Herbert Hall and Curt (Emma) Hall; sisters, Mattie (Fred) Lamp, Lilly (Charles) Grifth and Zeita (John) Scheper; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a Godgiven daughter, Barbara Jackson. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Robert D. Wiseman; and her loving oldest son, Burt Adonis Donnie Mays. She will be laid to rest next to Donnie in a private service within the Pine Level Campground Cemetery in DeSoto County, Fla., and a portion of her ashes will be placed with her loving parents in Jackson, Ky. The family has requested that, in lieu of owers, donations be made to Tidewell Hospice. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla.Dovie Cleo WestberryD ovie Cleo Westberry, 90, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in Arcadia. She was born April 25, 1923, in Nashville, Ga., moving to Nocatee, Fla., around 1926. Cleo was a caregiver for many years and to many people. She also worked for the former G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital, and Sorrels Brothers Packing House as a fruit grader. Cleo graduated from DeSoto County High School in the Class of 1941. She enjoyed gardening, and spoiling her two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Cleos love for children was so great that she would not let a small child walk past her without giving them a little something for their pocket. She was a member of North Hillsborough Baptist Church in Arcadia. Survivors include her daughter, Judy (John Jacky) Schaefer Sr. of Arcadia; two grandchildren, John (Jinny) Schaefer Jr. and Jodi Schaefer, all of Arcadia; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Doris Beard of Nocatee. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Irvin Westberry; parents, Thomas Alsie Brown and Judy Irene (nee Drawdy) Brown; and two brothers, William Harold Bill Brown and Roy D. Snake Brown. Visitation and the graveside funeral ser vices and burial were held Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia. The Rev. Ellis Cross ofciated. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to North Hillsborough Baptist Church, Building Fund, 416 N. Brevard Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266. Online condolences may be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Myrtle Whittle BrownMyrtle Whittle Brown, 90, had her own home-going when she passed away Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, three days after the First Baptist Church of Nocatees homecoming. She was born Feb. 23, 1923, in Nocatee, Fla., in the house her father built 100 years ago, lived there all her life, and died there. Myrtle worked at Carlstrom Field during World War II, in the canteen and commissary, and fueling airplanes for cadets in training, and at one time at the Nocatee-Manatee Crate Company in Nocatee. She worked at the former G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital for 31 years. She loved to sew, crochet, bake, cook, garden and quilt. At the homecoming and nal service Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, for the red brick First Baptist Church of Nocatee, she shared how her mother brought her to church in a basket when she was but a week old, and how she still had the basket. Myrtle also recalled how she and others played in the church balcony and would sneak upstairs to ring the bell when they werent supposed to. Following the homecoming service, that same bell was rung for the last time, as the building will be razed soon to make way for the widening of U.S. 17. Myrtle attended Nocatee School for grades one through eight, DeSoto County High School for grades nine through 11, and spent her senior year at Saluda High School in South Carolina. She married Verner Preacher Brown and had two children, Buford and Lucille. She was the eldest member of First Baptist Church of Nocatee, which her father and grandfather helped to build 99 years ago, and her parents were charter members there. Myrtle read her Bible daily, and yearly, cover-to-cover. She had the gift of fairness and peace with all, and loved all her neighbors and friends. She is survived by her children, Buford L. Brown and Lucille B. Lucy Brown of Nocatee; and grandchildren, Rebecca Bowen Miller of Orlando, Fla., and Ernest Joshua Bowen of Tallahassee, Fla. Myrtle was preceded in death by her husband, Verner Brown, in 1969; her parents, Buford Farrell Whittle Sr. and Carrie Lucille Whittle of South Carolina; second mother, Virginia Speed Whittle of Kentucky; and siblings, Buford Farrell Whittle Jr., Levi David Whittle and Catherine Lucille McCormick, all of Nocatee. A time of family visitation was held Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home in Arcadia, Fla., with a celebration of her life immediately afterward. Interment followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Nocatee building fund, 4610 S.W. Highway 17, Arcadia, FL 34268. Online condolences may be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia. 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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 School 9:00am Sunday Worship 10:00am (Nursery Childrens Church Provided) Bible Study 5pm Mondays A.A. & Al-Anon 7:30pm Wednesday K-12 Ministry 5:30pm Bible Study 6:30pm 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 50456572 Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church 2865 SW Co. 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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 Cupids arrows are ying through the mail again and Im somewhat of an authority on the subject of the season. Ive been in love with the same woman since we were teenagers and were heading toward our 64th wed ding anniversary. Add to that the many weddings at which Ive ofciated and youll see theres a case for my claim. One of the tenderest times in the sequence of events leading to marriage is the rst appointment with the minister. Two young lovers enter the pastors study, hand in hand, with stars in their eyes, to talk about getting married. For this important occasion, I settled on a plan that I thought would help them throughout their life together. First, I asked the prospective groom why he wanted to marry this woman. His answer was always essentially the same: because he loved her. Why do you love her? I then asked. An awkward period of silence often followed that question, during which I felt sorry for the bride-to-be whose future husband couldnt think of anything to say. One answered, Well, its not because of her looks! Ive often wondered why we didnt lose that one. Finally, after time to think about his answer, this man who was soon to pledge his love for life would come up with some reasons for doing so. Then I asked the same question of the intended bride, who often quickly volunteered several reasons for her love. Following this, I asked both of them to enlarge on their love lists and bring them to our next appointment. At our second meeting, I carefully went over both lists and returned them, saying, You are each marrying an imperfect person. You both have faults that will begin to show up after youre married and that will be the time to review your lists again. What was I trying to do? I was making an effort to teach these who were soon to be married how to build a lasting relationship by focusing on their strong points, the positive characteristics that had brought them together. Ruining a marriage is easy. All you have to do is accentuate the negative. Those who build on faults shouldnt be surprised when earthquakes come. An unhappy woman thought there was no way to save her marriage. Sitting across the desk from me, she told the reasons for her pessimism and unfold ed a bitter story about her husbands faults. He was neglectful, unloving and unspiritual. Is there anything good about him? I asked. She hadnt thought about that in a long time. After a few moments of silence, she started naming a few redeeming qualities in this scoundrel and before she left my ofce her attitude had changed. He wasnt so bad after all. Looking for the best in others is not a denial of their shortcomings. On the contrary, it simply recognizes their faults and then acts in love. This is exactly how the Lord responds to our failures. In spite of our blunders and mistakes along the way, He loves us, meets us where we are and offers us for giveness. Thats why grace is so amazing: its extended to the undeserving. There are no perfect people and therefore no perfect marriages. But there is hope: those who respond in faith to Gods love will discover the secret that makes love and marriage last.Love and marriage Roger Campbell PHOTO PROVIDEDDorothy Hightower, president of St. John Missionary Baptist Church Senior Mission, wanted to do something to help the community. So she called up her senior mission sisters so they can help others in the community. They provided soup and crackers to the community. Several people came and ate and enjoyed fellowship with Pastor Robert Harrison and the Mission Sisters. The Senior Mission is made up of women whose goal is to witness the good news of Jesus Christ.Senior Mission Women serve community The Twentieth Century Literary Club met on Thursday, Jan. 16 at the beautiful home of Shelly Baumann. Co-hostess Lavenia Carter welcomed ladies as they arrived. Following the annual theme of Oh, The Places You Will Go, the decorations and menu were all Italian to reflect the Baumanns recent Mediterranean birthday cruise. As the background for the social segment of the evening, members enjoyed seeing the digital slides from the sights they saw on their trip. A delicious dinner of ham, pasta salad and mini-ciabatta was A trip through the South through Eugenia Prices booksBy IRENE POOSER20TH CENT. LIT CLUBserved with a choice of Pellegino sparkling water or Sanpellegrino lemon drinks. A limoncello cake was the perfect ending to the meal. Delightful Italian patterned notepads at each place were mementos of the evening. President Connie Bateman chaired the meeting and expressed appreciation to the hostesses for their hospitality and the wonderful meal. A warm welcome was given to guests Maggie Henry and Kirsten Flanik. Gratitude was extended to those in the club who provided food and support to Stephanie McAnlys family at the time of their recent bereavement. The reading of the minutes and the roll call followed. DeAnna Smith then presented a wonderful program on Eugenia Price, a favorite author of hers. She began by asking ladies to go back in time and remember who first introduced each of them to the wonder of books and reading. Members were encour aged to share their memories. Eugenia Price decided at the age of 10, with encouragement from her BOOKS | 12 50456558 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING DESOTO COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE Friday, February 14, 2014 8:00AM DeSoto County Extension Office 2150 NE Roan Street Arcadia, Florida 34266 If special accommodations are required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals should contact the County Administrator Office by calling 863-993-4800 at least fortyeight hours prior to the meeting. Please note two or more DeSoto County Commissioners may be in attendance at the meeting and may participate in discussion of the issues. 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The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian Rumors are those horrible stories or conversations that may contain only lies or a combination of truth and lies. Rumors spread easily, change often and become more exaggerated as they move from one person to the next. This makes them a favorite tool of bullies. People seem to spread rumors naturally and give thought to their destructive nature only after passing them on. These lies and fabrications are passed via all our communication methods. Mark Twain noted, A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes. By leveraging the Internet and cell phones, cyberbullies can magnify the effect of rumors due to the speed with which a large audience can be reached. Further, some people are emboldened to bully via technology (e-mail, social media, chat rooms, blogs, texting, etc.) because there is no face-to-face contact, or it can be done anonymously. Why do rumors bother us so much? Rumors can be particularly powerful because they often target worries or fears we have about ourselves. Rumors make us feel separate from the group. This taps into our primal fear of ostracism. Rumors may expose private matters that were not supposed to be shared with others. Rumors can contain lies that paint an untrue picture of who we are. How can you respond to bullying? First, gather information. Was the rumor designed to hurt you or just juicy gossip? Who started it? What was his or her motive? Was it to feel superior or to be part of a group? Was he trying to get the heat off himself by getting a group to focus on someone else? Was this all about getting attention or a power play of some type? Is jealousy involved? What do you think the bully was trying to make you feel? Who will stand with you? What evidence is available? Are there any witnesses? Once you have some information, look for the motive behind the rumor and attack it. The best way to do this is to expose why the rumor was created This rumor was started out of jealousy. Then, get the real facts out. Have friends and teachers do this or back up the truth. Sometimes, it is necessary to mock the rumor The only people that would believe this rumor must still believe in tooth fairies and unicorns. In the end, dont seek revenge. It just starts the whole process over again. Besides, you look stronger when you dont need to get revenge. Remember, people who use and depend on rumors are insecure about some aspect of themselves. This attack is often a subconscious way of protecting themselves by shifting focus on to other or compensating by pointing out someone elses perceived faults. Rumors are pitiful evidence of their own inadequacies. For more information, visit www. istopbullies.com.Bullies, cyberbullying and rumorsBY MARK FUSCO Peace River Woodcarvers 10th annual woodcarving show will be held on Feb. 15 at the Turner Agri-Civic Center, 2250 N.E. Roan Rd. in Arcadia. Each year is bigger and better, and this year will be no exception. Enjoy the carving by the Peace River Carvers as well as carving and pyrographic artists from around the country. There will be many guests giving demonstrations throughout the day. A variety of vendors will be selling tools and materials for wood artists. Another big attraction is the door prizes which are all donated carvings and wood burnings from the Peace River Carvers. Guest artists this year include Mary Weinheimer, Chris Howard demonstrating how to carve eyes, Jim VanDuyn on relief carving, Bud Evans carving feathers, Leah Goddard with a painting demo, Ginny Gray teaching a bark carving demo, and Chris Odea with a demonstration on mirror etching. This is one of Floridas largest woodcarving shows, set for Feb. 15. For more information, call Mary Morse at 207-418-4687 or email mamorse1953@ gmail.com.Woodcarvers promise artistic skills and talents at 10th annual showBy VICKY KLOPFENSTEINPEACE RIVER WOODCARVERS PHOTO PROVIDEDSeveral expert woodcarvers will give demonstrations of particular skills and techniques at the Feb. 15 woodcarving exhibit at the Turner Center. Fishing Fo r A New Career? Check Out The Classifieds In The Bay Swamp Former Fort Green Mine, Polk County Thats our promise. At Mosaic, our 3,000-plus Florida employees are devoted to preserving the integrity of our environment while producing essential phosphate crop nutrients. We understand the importance of the unique natural systems that make up our larger watersheds. Our reclaimed bay swamps carefully emulate natural bay swamps; they are characterized by dense, low vegetation, dominated by mixtures of sweet bay, red bay and loblolly bay, and scattered with dahoon holly, red maple and pine trees. 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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 Joshua Longenecker, a junior at DeSoto County High School, took first place in the schools science fair last week with his project to deter mine what electronic appliances affected his Internet wireless router the most. He concluded it was the microwave oven, and took home a blue ribbon for his display. Using a computer application that measures the interference, he found a cell phone is most likely to strengthen the router signal. Joshua is planning to attend a culinary school after graduating. His favorite dish to prepare is Italian cuisine. In addition to Joshua, the students with the top ve projects were Donny Stiner, second place; Alexis Parsley, third place; Luke Peachey, fourth place; and Alondra Morales in fth place. The top 25 students will go on to compete in a regional science fair on Feb. 19, held at South Florida State College at Avon Park.Students get technical, creative at science fairSUBMITTED BY ANN DANIELDCHS SCIENCE COACH ARCADIAN PHOTO BY CRAIG GARRETTDeSoto County High School Junior Joshua Longenecker took top honors during the annual Science Fair at the school. His project was designed to determine what electronic device inter fered the most with his wireless router at home. He concluded it was the microwave oven. Joshua and 24 other top students will be competing in regionals. Last week, Links to Success held its rst Financial Aid Bonanza for DeSoto County High School seniors. The event welcomed more than 100 seniors seeking nancial assistance for college. Financial aid ofcers from South Florida State College led workshops for seniors to guide them through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process online. The FAFSA form is required to be considered for all federal and most state nancial aid for college, including scholarships and grants. In addition, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union and the Florida Department of Education held workshops on obtaining scholarships and nancial literacy. A representative from the DeSoto County Education Foundation was on hand to give students information on local scholarship opportunities and applications. Representatives from the Drug-Free DeSoto Coalition provided students with anti-drug use information. The event was part of a pilot for a comprehensive College and Career Readiness Program that Links to Success is launching in the Fall for juniors and seniors in DeSoto County. The event was held at the DeSoto County High School gymnasium. Students earned rafe tickets for prizes by attending workshops and winning games. The event boasted a money machine, photo booth, Plinko style game and more. Links to Success provides college readiness programming for DeSoto County students free of charge. The College and Career Readiness Program was made possible through contributions from Links to Success community sponsors: Peace River Citrus, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Mosaic, DeSoto County Schools, South Florida State College Foundation, Drug Free DeSoto, The Mason Smoak Foundation, DeSoto Education Foundation, First State Bank, FPL, GEO Care, United Way, Benny Albritton Grove Services, Hackney & Ames, Sun Bulb, and Tremron. Links to Success thanks all of their volunteers, DeSoto County School District Superintendent Karyn Gary and her staff, the numerous rafe prize sponsors, and Project Graduation for all of their help in making this a successful event. Links to Success is a local non-prot founded in 2012 by DeSoto County High School alumni. For more information on its programs and sponsorship opportunities, visit twww.links2success. org or call Links to Success President, Ashley Coone at 863-990-0527.Seniors learn about college financial helpBy ASHLEY COONELINKS TO SUCCESS PHOTO PROVIDEDA representative from Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union speaks with seniors about preparing for college. mother, that she wanted to become a writer and she continued to write until her death in 1996. She is remembered for her outstanding books of detailed historical fiction which draw upon actual figures and places in the South. Eugenia Price is best known for her series books: the Georgia Trilogy, the St. Simons Trilogy, the Florida Trilogy and the Savannah Quartet. Mary Bray Wheelers book, Eugenia Prices South, provides a guide for an actual road trip following Prices books through the South. An inter esting segment of her books is the inclusion of the names of people and places who actually existed, who were not created by Prices imagination. DeAnna described a special trip she enjoyed to Savannah when she visited many locales from Prices books. She BOOKSFROM PAGE 10 also shared several autographed Price books she has received as gifts from her husband. As always, DeAnnas program was both entertaining and educational. Books shared for suggested reading were: Inferno by Dan Brown, Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter, The Shoemakers Wife by Adriana Trigiani and Deadline by Sandra Brown. An interesting interview in Highlands Magazine with Olivia Shelfer, daughter of member Lynn Ellen Shelfer, was shared. We are proud of Olivia and her accomplishments. The February club meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb.18 at The Magnolia Seafood Grill. The following meeting will be the annual business meeting on March 27 at the home of Linda Waldron. The Nominating Committee, consisting of Betty Aaron, Pam Ames and Nora Cail, will present the slate of proposed officers for next year. Ladies present were Phyllis NeSmith, Maggie Henry, Linda Williams, Pam Ames, DeAnna Smith, Ruth Dunn, Marcia Brown, Connie Bateman, Lynn Ellen Shelfer, Terri Womack, Kirsten Flanik, Shelly Baumann, Frances Pooser, Lavenia Carter, Nora Cail, Linda Waldron and Irene Pooser. Good Fishing Tipsonly inWaterLineWatch for it every Thursday The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian Meeting reviews state of DeSoto schools ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comPenny Kurtz, left,Theresa Collins-Hill, Earl Hill, School Superintendent Karyn Gary, and Mary Kay Burns attend the breakfast meeting held Thursday to review plans for the DeSoto County School District. Keith Markey, left, School Superintendent Karyn Gary, Judge Don Hall and DeSoto Memorial Hospital CEO Vince Sica attend the breakfast meeting sponsored by the DeSoto Education Foundation. Amy Sorrells, left, Debby Snyder, Ashley Coone, DeSoto County Commissioner Bob Miller, Lindsay Turner, Superintendent Karyn Gary, and Robert Turnipseed. Martha Jo Markey, left, Amy Sorrells, Ann Ryals and Betty Brown attend the breakfast meeting, sponsored by the DeSoto County Education Foundation. DeSoto School Board members Deb Snyder, left, Bill Stanko and Karen Chancey pose with Richard Coach Bowers during the breakfast meeting Thursday to discuss the state and future of DeSoto schools. immature to start making plans. Board Chairman Janie Watson agreed with Ambler, saying, We have to try all avenues rst and we wont have a nal answer until weve done that. Watson also said she felt the community didnt clearly understand the hospitals nancial hurdles. I personally dont think they appreciate what were doing here, and thats frustrating, she said. Board member Jerry Waters echoed Watsons sentiment, saying public reaction to the hospitals nancial troubles has been lukewarm. I dont know if they care whether we stay open or not, he said. Everyone in the community I talk to about this has no interest in spending tax money on DMH. What Im hearing from them is that although they support the hospital, they dont want to help pay for it. Resident Dr. Mike McNulty then asked the board if there were any future plans to address the DeSoto Board of County Commissioners again regarding a hospital tax. Four of the ve (of the BOCC) arent learned individuals, he said. You dont need to be a Harvard graduate to understand the trickle-down effect economically the hospital has on this community. Board member Dan Presilla agreed with McNulty, saying he was confused why there wasnt a bigger emphasis on helping the hospital. Maybe they know what the hell is going on, but I dont. Presilla said the hospital needed to do a better job to communicate with the community, saying, How is the public supposed to know whats going on if we dont put it out there? I dont think people know how screwed up we are right now. Sica told the board the hospital did plan to approach the BOCC regarding a referendum for a half-cent sales tax, which could be on the ballot for the November elections. Putting pressure on the HouseSica told the board about A Healthy Florida Works, a coalition of business owners, chambers of commerce and community leaders who support extending health care coverage to more than 1 million uninsured working Floridians. A major goal of AHFW is to convince the Florida House of Representatives to accept $51 billion in Medicaid funds as part of the Affordable Health Care Act. Sica said the House has rejected accepting the funds for no good reason, and encouraged everyone to voice their objections to their local representatives. Everyone would agree there are problems with the system, but it does no good to simply say no to the money. The best single thing we can all is to talk to our elected state officials and convince them what the House is doing is wrong, Sica said. To simply say no without offering any reasonable explanation why shows no leadership or courage at all, and it will be disastrous for the state. If the funds were accepted by the state, DMH would receive approximately $2.6 million. In the meantime, Sica said hospital staff were able to reduce DMHs expenses by $700,000 compared to two years ago. He also said the hospital had received its MUF earlier than expected, which will temporarily help offset the hospitals losses. The timing of the funding was great, as we are behind on patient volume compared to this time last year, he said. 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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14DMS HOOPS ACTION PAGE 17The Panthers boys and girls basketball teams had mixed results in recent game action against Avon Park. The DeSoto County boys basketball team went into the Tony Cicchella Gymnasium in Port Charlotte with nothing to lose. They were loose and relaxed and were big underdogs in the season finale for both teams. The Pirates boasted an 18-7 season record compared to the 7-8 mark for the Bulldogs. It was senior night for the Pirates, and everything seemed to be in line for a big Port Charlotte victory. There was one problem to that plan, however, as the Bulldogs werent going to lay down for them even though they were playing shorthanded and were outmatched physically. Everybody thought they were going to beat us so we just came out here and played, Tony Lee said. Lee led the Bulldogs with 11 points, including a trio of three pointers in the first half. A lot of people figured wed lose tonight and get beat bad. When they heard the game was against Port Charlotte it was like, ah thats going to be a blowout game. Even though we didnt win we shocked everybody who doubted us, said senior Kari Williams. Williams scored 10 points in the game. With all of the firepower the Pirates had and the emotion of senior night, Port Charlotte finally battled to a 63-46 win.Setting an early toneThe first half of the game was close, with the contest tied at the end of the first period at 15. Early in the second period the Bulldogs enjoyed their biggest lead of the night at 22-16 behind Dequan Richardson and Lees back-to-back three pointers. When the Pirates came back to take a one-point lead, Kionte Akins put the Bulldogs back on top with a bucket. Just before the half, the Pirates appeared to be ready to take a three-point lead into halftime when Lee buried a trey with 15 seconds left to tie the game at 30 going into the break.Second half setbacksThe Bulldogs went into the locker room with a lot of emotion knowing that they could play with the heavily favored Pirates. Thats when the clock struck midnight and the ball was over for Cinderella. The Pirates scored the first nine points opening the second half. Richardson stopped that run with two of his 10 points in the game and the boys from DeSoto County outscored the Pirates 8-6 for the rest of the third period. The final stanza opened poorly for the Bulldogs as the Pirates again went on a roll and scored the first seven points to take a 52-38 lead. From that point on the Bulldogs were only outscored 11-8 but the damage was already done.Bulldogs stumble late in season finaleBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe DeSoto County boys varsity basketball team takes a moment to relax before playing Port Charlotte Jan. 30. Tony Lee, the Bulldogs leading scorer with 11 points, gets a shot o before Kyle Collins from Port Charlotte can block it. DeSoto County lost the season nale 63-46. DeSoto Countys Dequan Richardson gets a shot o in trac against Port Charlotte. Kid y scored 10 points in the 63-46 loss. rfn tb n r rfnr fntbttfr 2996931 S P O N S O R E D B Y : SPONSORED BY: T I D E W E L L H O S P I C E T I D E W E L L H O S P I C E TIDEWELL HOSPICE R A N C H R O D E O R A N C H R O D E O RANCH RODEOF e b r u a r y 8 t h & 9 t h F e b r u a r y 8 t h & 9 t h F e b r u a r y 8 t h & 9 t h D o o r s O p e n a t 1 : 0 0 P M D o o r s O p e n a t 1 : 0 0 P M D o o r s O p e n a t 1 : 0 0 P M S h o w S t a r t s a t 2 : 0 0 P M S h o w S t a r t s a t 2 : 0 0 P M S h o w S t a r t s a t 2 : 0 0 P M r f r f rf n t b n t b ntb t t t N e t P r o c e e d s t o N e t P r o c e e d s t o B e n e f i t T i d e w e l l H o s p i c e B e n e f i t T i d e w e l l H o s p i c e T i c k e t s T i c k e t s Tickets $10 Per Person / $5 10 Yrs & Under rf NEWSPAPERS LAKELAND ANIMAL NUTRITION 50456537 i .,IF,yI 9 IIIII2 ,CAI11 .,11iV ,i1 11 tI yll h I '.77 Iii' l:11t4u1! l lf1 1 r uG1:171.1I :i111 1JJ 1' tl1_ yI 1 1 1 (II' tl I7 .Y1 f1 ;r1r11 1 j:n;, 1) .II .{i 1 II ; 11yy g$cc''vr .1111 4 t Yl,l LYLI r1 dltp55 LADESElectric Cooperative, Inc.fr,ENT G"Neighbors Work ing for Neighbors"ATousioneFneWCuoperaneLAKE PLACIDMARINERealty Plus llfysey .s.x

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The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian It was like taking a butter knife to a gun fight. The DeSoto County junior varsity basketball team had four players missing from their season finale at Port Charlotte. Although they played as well as they could with what they had, they got hammered 72-38. The result was as expected. The Pirates scored the first seven points of the game and never looked back as they built a 20-5 first quarter lead. The Bulldogs trailed by 22 at the half and it just got worse after that. Shawn Brown scored 14 and was promoted to the varsity team after the game. Big Jeffery Hamm scored eight points for a season high and Emmanuel Wesley chipped in with seven points. Other players got the chance for a lot of playing time and in Hamms case he showed what he could do with more time on the court. Andre Big Dog Dre Jones played well along with Keshawn Smith. Alex Ochoa and Donavan Evans got a lot of action as they gave Chace Higgins a break during the game. JV Coach Darby Ellis said, We would have beaten them if we had our full team, no doubt. The eight players he had suited up gave everything they had, but inexperience and lack of playing time during the season showed as the team just didnt play like they could JV Bulldogs crushed by PiratesBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR DeSoto County junior varsity basketball coach Darby Ellis talks to Shawn Brown as he takes a break in the season nale. Brown was the leading scorer against Port Charlotte with 14 points and was promoted to varsity after the game.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comJV | 16 The new youth football league in DeSoto County has joined up with the American Youth Football organization. They are the largest organization in the world for youth football. The local team will be called DeSoto Youth Football. The former organization known as DeSoto County Youth Athletic Association and later changed to DeSoto County Youth Football is no longer in existence. The big move that we made was that we moved out of the Mid Florida Conference, said DYF athletic Director Terry Allshouse. The new league has unlimited weight for players but they must be in a certain grade to play. They are age protected so someone who has failed a grade wont be able to play on the same team as his classmates. With the new afliation, the teams will be playing games closer to home and at nicer complexes such as North Port, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton. The good thing about the league is that the bigger players can now play football at a younger age rather than waiting until middle school to play. By then they have lost several years of experience that puts them behind other leagues that allow bigger kids to play. Getting the players involved with football at an earlier age will help the local middle school and high school teams, as they get more experienced players earlier in their careers.Learning the languageA big advantage for this new league is they will be using the same terminology and plays that are run in the high school. Usually at the beginning of a players high school career he has to learn all of the terminology and New game in townBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDanielle Shirley talks to DeSoto Youth Football President Steve Carroll as Braxton McCormick, 16, Isaiah Rodriguez, 11, and Easton Rodriguez, 7, sign up for the new football league.GAME | 16 rfrf CareerSourceFlorida! nf tbff CareerSource ffff ffff ffff fnn nf f ntbrnftfnfffff fffnrff 50456592 CareerSourceHEARTLANDCdfcerSc,L.'ccHEARTLAND

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 Undefeated squads face off in DCAAA action ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe Clarke Pest Control co-ed softball team battled Fenders Auto Parts/Sutton Timber in a face o between unbeatens. They are part of the six-team co-ed league that will play for another month until the mens league starts. With temperatures dropping into high 40s and a cold wind blowing, the Fenders Auto Parts/Sutton Timber co-ed softball team defeated Clarke Pest Control 25-9 in a battle of the two unbeaten teams in the DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association softball league. Anybody interested in joining the mens league that will be starting soon can contact John Schaefer at 990-8572. DeSoto County High School The boys soccer team beat Clewiston 5-3 in the quarternal of regional play. The boys junior varsity and varsity basketball teams lost to First Baptist Academy and at Port Charlotte. The varsity softball team played in its preseason classic and lost to Bayshore on Tuesday. Their Thursday game was rained out. The girls varsity basketball team was eliminated from district play with a loss at Sebring. The DeSoto County Middle School Panthers ended their basketball season last week. Both teams beat Hardee, while the girls lost their nal game to Lake Placid and the boys continued their winning streak with a win over Lake Placid.Upcoming games The high school tennis teams will be at Sebring next Tuesday with matches starting at 4 p.m. The varsity baseball team will play at the Avon Park Early Bird tournament Feb. 10-14. The JV and varsity softball teams will host Charlotte tonight at 5 p.m. They will host Palmetto tomorrow and will be on the road against LaBelle Feb. 11.By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR names of the plays. This takes several weeks of drills to learn everything and sometimes the players never completely understand everything. Under the new league they will have known the plays and language and have experienced the plays for several years before even getting into their rst junior varsity game. DeSoto County Varsity Head Coach Matt Egloff is on board with the new league. I think it is great the younger players will be running the same plays we have on the varsity level. So much of our limited practice time is spent merely demonstrating the plays and what we mean when we talk about the names of the plays, he said. Now they will come into the high school and theyll already know what a jet right play is or where an A Gap is because theyve been running it their entire football careers. Egloff will be spending time with the new league working with players and the coaches to help them understand what they run at the high school. There will be a spring speed, strength and conditioning camp with a game against Sebring to follow. This session is designed for fth through eighth graders. There will be two divisions. In the fall there will be four divisions starting with kindergarten through second grade, then third and fourth, fth and sixth and then a seventh and eighth grade team. Signups are at the Richard Bowers football eld every Saturday through March 1 between 9 a.m.-noon. Cost for the spring league is just $50 which compared to other local leagues that charge up to $200 is a great deal. The fall season will also be $50. Parents will need to bring their drivers license, insurance card, childs birth certicate and a physical form.GAMEFROM PAGE 15 have with their full team. Ellis team was short handed because four of his players were ineligible due to grades. Three of the players were starters and were among the top four scorers in every game this season. The other player was one of the first men off the bench. One player was eligible according to the school and state requirements, but failed to meet an even tougher standardhis mother. He went from a 3.2 down to a 2.5 so I told him he couldnt play anymore. Im here watching the game and hes sitting at JVFROM PAGE 15home, she said. The players who didnt keep their grades are freshmen and are all good kids. Hopefully they will learn from their mistakes and take school seriously so they wont cause embar rassment to their teammates and fans in the future. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe DeSoto County 2013-2014 junior varsity basketball team was coached by Darby Ellis. I n H i s H o n o r V B r i n g i n g C h u r c h e s T o g e t h e r in Uni t y F o r O u r L o r d & S a v i o r J e s u s C h r i s t rfntbf r tnn bbrr rr rrntb rr rffntrb frrn 50457446 MIAIjwl

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The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian The 6-1 Avon Park Middle School boys basketball team had beaten the DeSoto County boys at home a couple of weeks before their Jan. 23 visit to Arcadia. The Red Devils only loss came at the hands of Hill-Gustat, who also beat the Panthers. None of that mattered to the Panthers, who took control of the game from the opening tip to the nal whistle. The Panthers 48-38 win left little doubt as to which was the better team. The Panthers jumped out quick with a 10-1 lead midway through the rst period. The Red Devils scored the next ve points but still trailed 10-6 after the rst six minutes. The boys from Avon Park kept coming back until they took their rst lead in the game when they went ahead 15-14 at the three-minute mark in the second period. Shawn Campbell took over late in the half. Campbell dribbled the ball coast-to-coast through trafc and between the befuddled defenders and put in a layup to help DeSoto regain the lead. After Elijah Arthurs two free throws it was back to being king of the court for Campbell. His 15-foot jumper was followed by a steal and then another basket. Campbell scored six Panthers settle score with Red DevilsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR The 2013-2014 DeSoto County Middle School Panthers basketball ball team was coached by Eric Shea.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comPANTHERS | 22 When the Avon Park girls middle school basketball players got off the bus at DeSoto County Middle School Jan. 23, at rst glance it looked like they had a lot of coaches for one team. Upon closer inspection, however, they were players and not the coaches. Ten of Avon Parks 13 players are eighth graders and four of them are over 5 tall. Combine the fact they were undefeated and had rolled over everybody on their schedule, and the Lady Panthers couldnt keep pace in a 27-10 loss. The Panthers are a young team with little experience. There are only two girls on the team from last years squad and most everybody else has had no experience in organized basketball, said Coach Chris Roberts. The young Panthers met the challenge defensively, holding the Red Devils to just four rst quarter points. The problem was, the Panthers only managed one point. The Red Devils had ve steals and a blocked shot against the Panthers in the rst quarter. The height advantage allowed the Panthers only one shot per possession as they gathered in only one rebound in the rst six minutes. The second quarter saw the Red Devils stretch their lead to 14-3 at the half. Roberts said, We must have had 15 turnovers in that rst half. He was right on the nose as Avon Park also out rebounded the Panthers 9-2 in the second period.Second half miscuesThe second half was similar to the rst half as the Panthers again had 15 Lady Panthers fall to Avon ParkBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTORLADY | 22 50456549 Doug Sklut Service Advisor 0,,7#m Service Around Your ScheduleTIRE & AUTO CENTER-_-TIRE GUARANTEEPrBuy four select tires, get up toi in mail-in rebatesShawn Barney Celeste Brady Jeremy Johnson when you use theService Marager Servce. Aavscr Quick Lane Manager Ford Service Credit Card.'We service all makes and models. Service while you wait and no appointment necessary 140@Our technicians are factory-trained and use MotorcraftO parts. s Quick Lane offers evening and weekend hours.Quick Laneat DeSoto Dodge Chrysler Ford and Jeep *S70tirerebateDeaierIns' Iedretadpurchasesonty.Llmdoneredemp;ioncercustomecSlOcreditcard rebate Subject to credit approval Complete purchase must be made on the Ford Service Credit3039 S. E. Highway 70 1 Arcadia, FL 34266 Card OffervaUd between 10N13 and 12/31/13. Submit rebates by 1/31114370 We rebate oy check or863 -494-4848 800-880-3099 apply to an acM Owner Advantage Rewards' account. $70 credit card rebate by check only, Cannotbe combined with any other the manu!acturersoonsored o: Ford Service Credit Card rebate/offer, SeeVoted best Automotive Service Facility participating dealership for vehicle apoilcat.ans, rebate and account detalis.

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 The Jan. 6 meeting of the Arcadia Garden Club began with a buffet of dishes prepared by members using family and friends tried and true recipes. Maureen Kratzer and Diane Smith were introduced as visitors. Six birthdays were recognized, followed by the invocation by Sherry Miraldi. It was noted that Mary Zeeders was hospitalized and cards are encouraged. Glenda Dawson, District IX Director and a National Garden Club Floral Designer judge, demonstrated from beginning to end ve oral designs using the Bob Thomas Floral Design Study Series. BThomas was an internationally renowned oral designer from Florida who wrote a comprehensive program for home and ower show use using fresh live plant materials and owers. All oral designs need three elements, Dawson said: plant material, good tools, and containers. She emphasized the need to have sturdy and strong tools to snip and clip branches like palm fronds. Containers can be fancy, simple, expensive, frugal, tall, short, square or round. You can get addicted to creating containers when building a design, she said. Traditional, creative, crescent, triangular, and diagonal line oral designs were each demonstrated using readily available material. By breaking down each step of the process and learning to follow the line, members felt comfortable to try the designs at home. Use what you can nd, Dawson said. This included sansevieria, scrubs, murii, springri and palmetto leaves. Dawson said garden clubs in Florida use oral design classes to teach 4th and 5th graders. Garden Club members encourage the community to learn about available gardening resources to learn what to plant, how to deal with damaged plants, and what vegetables to plant in every season. For example, in February, many types of bulbs can be planted and protected from cold weather with a 6-inch layer of mulch. A bulb to consider is the dahlia that attracts butteries. Warm season vegetable crops such as bean, pepper, cucumber, tomato, and squash can be planted in late February. For more information, visit http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.u. edu/mastergardener/. Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program has a free workshop for residents of Hardee, Desoto, and Highlands counties from 7:45 a.m. to noon on Feb. 1 at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall, titled Conservation Landscaping Workshop and Native Plant Sale. For those who use social media, look for Florida Wild on Facebook. This group provides information on conservation efforts including current legislation, fun family events, news articles, and informative conversation exchange. It also has beautiful pictures of our environment to remind us of our clubs objective: To aid in the protection and propagation of trees, shrubs, wildowers, birds and butteries and to encourage civic beauty. Anyone interested in gardening is welcome to the next meeting, at noon on Feb. 3. Kristie Popa from the DeSoto County Extension Service will be the speaker.Arcadia Garden Club hosts National Floral Design judgeBy JAMIE PIPHERARCADIA GARDEN CLUB PHOTOS PROVIDEDGlenda Dawson, District IX director and a National Garden Club Floral Designer Judge, demon strates ve classical oral arrangement designs. Dahlias can be grown in Florida. Bulbs should be planted in February. Glenda Dawson poses by the oral arrangements she demonstrated for the Arcadia Garden Club. Monday-Friday:9am-5pm Saturday:9am-1pm715NBrevardAve Arcadia,FL342662014 Historical Armory, Inc. DeSotoCounty Limited Edition Rie FormoreinformationvisitGatorGuns&AmmoAn Authorized Historical Armory Dealer 50456554 DeSoto County Limited Edition Rifle Gator Guns & Ammo Gator Guns & Ammo 2996273 \ZD)Y% )SRoaring o festivalHISTORIC DOWNTOWN SEBRINGFEBRUARY 7-8, 2014Doff your fedora, polish your pearls and celebrate a golden era of opulence,art & music when the annual Downtown Sebring Roaring 20s festival kicks up its heels again.LQTLEGE1kS MLLFriday Feb. 76.9PmSebring Civic CenterJoin us for an evening of live music by The Mudflappers.cocktail & beer tasting and cuisine provided by local restaurants.Wear your best Roaring 20s attire.Limited Tickets for Sale: S35 in advance; S45 at doorTickets can be purchased at Doqtown USA, 06s Ladies & Men's formal Wear,Heartland Real Estate Corp. Downtown Office & Highlands Little Theatre.Saturday, Feb. 69Am-4PmRoaring 20s Arts d Crafts FestivalDowntown Sebring Free AdmissionA portieon of the proceeds Have a "roaring good time as nearly 100 arts, crafts and foodwill benefit the Highlands vendors convene around Circle Park to celebrate Sebring 's 1920's heritage.tittle Theatre, HighlandsMuses of tm At andBusiness A]Wnm 1134L

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Blue collar with MI tags. 863-303-3766 or 863-3031574 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-2013-CA-000633 WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, vs. KEITH A. GRUBBS A/K/A KEITH GRUBBS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: KEITH A. GRUBBS A/K/A KEITH GRUBBS Last Known Address: 2403 SE POINTER AVENUE, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Also Attempted At: 9980 SE JEANS RD, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Current Residence Unknown UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEITH A. GRUBBS A/K/A KEITH GRUBBS Last Known Address: 2403 SE POINTER AVENUE, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Also Attempted At: 9980 SE JEANS RD, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 8, QUAIL HOLLOW ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 0 W ALONG WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 728.0 FEET TO P.O.B.; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE 104.0 FEET; THENCE N 82 E, 290.0 FEET; THENCE N 0 E, 104.0 FEET; THENCE S 82 W, 290.0 FEET TO POINT O BEGINNING has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before March 7, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the (Please publish in THE ARCADIAN) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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 Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863) 993-4876, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 27th day of NOTICE OFACTION3116 January, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk Published 2/6/14 & 2/13/14 107507 2999209 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.2013-CA-000648 Div. 01 SUNCOAST SCHOOLS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. ROBERT L. OWENS, III, PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF JOYCE J. OWENS, DECEASED, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:UNKNOWN HEIRS OF JOYCE J. OWENS and RAYMOND L. OWENS, and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the above named Defendant(s), who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses, or other claimants. Curr ent Residence Unknown, but whose last known address was: UNKNOWN and 7797 Gateshead Lane, Mannassas, VA 20109 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in DESOTO County, Florida, to-wit: THE SOUTH 43 FEET OF LOT 5, BLOCK 8, IN A.S. WATSONS SOUTHWEST ADDITION TO ARCADIA, FLORIDA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Robert M. Coplen, Esquire, Robert M. Coplen, P.A., 10225 Ulmerton Road, Suite 5A, Largo, FL 33771, on or before March 3, 2014 or within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice of Action, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 115 E. Oak St., Arcadia FL 34266, either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of the Court on this 7th day of January 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC Clerk of the Court By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 1/30/14 & 2/6/14 282862 2995487 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No. 2013CA783 FENARD PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff. vs. ALFRED N. DOVICHI and PATRICIA J. DOVICHI, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to the following property in DeSoto County, Florida: Lot 43 Horse Creek 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 9, Page 45. Property Address: 7221 Southwest Horse Creek Rd. DeSoto County, Florida. Property ID: 11-38-23-01970430-000. has been filed against NOTICE OFACTION3116 you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Guy A. Flowers, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12653 SW County Road 769 Suite A, Lake Suzy, FL 34269, on or before 30 days from the date of the first publication of this notice and file original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated on January 29, 2014. Mitzie McGavic, Clerk of Court By: /s/ M. Harris Deputy Clerk Published 2/6/14, 2/13/14, 2/20/14 & 2/27/14 367740 2998386 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 NOTICE OFADMIN3118 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION Case Number: 142013CP000102 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF CLAUDE THURMAN, Deceased. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE AND ALL OTHER PERSONS INTERESTED NOTICE OFADMIN3118 IN SAID ESTATE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of CLAUDE THURMAN, late of DeSoto County, Florida, File Number 142013CP000102, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is, DeSoto County Courthouse, East Oak Street, Arcadia FL 34266. The personal representative of this estate is TERRY D. BAIRD, who address is 1231 NW Pine Creek Avenue, Arcadia, FL 34266. The name and address of the attorney for the personal repr esentative is set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against this estate are r equired, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file with the Clerk of the above Court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim is not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver sufficient copies of the claim to the Clerk of the above styled court to enable to Clerk to mail one copy each to the personal representative. All persons interested in the estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, to file any objections they may have that challenge the validity of the decedents Will, the qualification of the personal repr esentative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the court. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. Dated at Arcadia, Florida, on this 15th day of January, 2014. TERRY D. BAIRD Personal Representative, Petitioner FRANK RIBEL, JR. Attorney for Petitioner 25 East Oak Street Arcadia, FL 34266 863-494-7139 Florida Bar No. 0290981 Published 1/30/14 & 2/6/14 285371 2995530 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 13-CP-000099 Division AXMA IN RE: ESTATE OF STEVE R. REDDEN Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of STEVE R. REDDEN, deceased, whose date of death was May 21, 2013; File Number 13-CP000099, 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 r epresentative and the personal r epresentatives 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 A "Serving De.Snln Comm-since /887CADIA N1 t

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME 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 30, 2014. Derek B. Alvarez, Esquire FBN: 114278 dba@gendersalvarez.com Anthony F. Diecidue, Esquire FBN: 146528 afd@gendersalvarez.com GENDERS, ALVAREZ, DIECIDUE, P .A. 2307 West Cleveland Street T ampa, Florida 33609 Phone: (813) 254-4744 Fax: (813) 254-5222 JOAN TRELLIS REDDEN Personal Representative 1899 S.W. Harlem Circle Arcadia, FL 34266 Published 1/30/14 & 2/6/14 103980 2995471 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2013 CP 101 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOANN MAE OHNEMUS (F/K/A JOANN OHNEMUS WILLARD), Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JoAnn Mae Ohnemus (f/k/a JoAnn Ohnemus Willard), deceased, whose date of death was March 14, 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 has been 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 A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is January 30, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: /S/ Dawn Ellis My Florida Probate, PA Dawn Ellis, Esq., for the firm Attorney for Personal Representative E-mail Address: dawn@myfloridaprobate.com Florida Bar Number: 091979 PO Box 952 Floral City, FL 34436 0952 352/726 5444 Personal Representative: W illiam J. Ohnemus 38 Whispering Pine Road Neversink, NY 12765 Published 1/30/14 & 2/6/14 367523 2995478 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014-CP-000009 Division Twelfth IN RE: ESTATE OF Edwin N. Kones a.k.a Edwin Nicholas Kones Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of Edwin N. NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 Kones a.ka. Edwin Nicholas Kones, deceased, whose date of death was January 30, 2013, and whose social security number are xxx-xx-6531, is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is January 30, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: Eugene E. Waldron, Jr. Primary Service E-mail: Service@eewj.com Secondary Service E-mail: Ewaldron@eewj.com Florida Bar No. 0794971 Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. 124 N. Brevard Ave Arcadia, Florida 34266 T elephone: (863) 494-4323 Personal Representative: Ramona Katherine Kones 6418 Markwood Drive N. Crystal, Minnesota 55427 Published 1/30/14 & 2/6/14 228541 2995373 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 142011CA000318 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL L. TIERNEY A/K/A MICHEAL TIERNEY A/K/A MICHEAL TIERNEY; MARIA L. TIERNEY A/K/A MARIA TIERNEY A/K/A MARIA DE LOURDES TIERNEY; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL L. TIERNEY A/K/A MICHAEL TIERNEY A/K/A MICHEAL TIERNEY; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 13th day of January, 2014, and entered in Case No. 142011CA000318, of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL L. TIERNEY A/K/A MICHEAL TIERNEY A/K/A MICHEAL TIERNEY, MARIA L. TIERNEY A/K/A MARIA TIERNEY A/K/A MARIA DE LOURDES TIERNEY, BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) REFUSED TO PROVIDE NAME IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, 11:00 AM on the 18th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4, BLOCK M, AMBLERS REPLAT OF VILLA RICA PARK, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT OR MAP THEREOF DESCRIBED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE(S) 66,OF NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 23rd day of January, 2014. By: Carri L. Pereyra Bar# 17441 Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 T elephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 T oll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 eservice@clegalgroup.com Published 1/30/14 & 2/6/14 107507 2995399 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000179 DIVISION: II Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, -vs.Deke Allen Livingston a/k/a Deke A. Livingston; Vanessa S. Livingston a/k/a Vanessa Kay Sykes; Sunshine Savings Bank f/k/a Sunshine State Credit Union; Castle Credit Corporation Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 24, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000179 of the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Deke Allen Livingston a/k/a Deke A. Livingston are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Mitzie W. McGavic, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, AT 11:00 A.M. on March 18, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 150, OF PEACE RIVER ACRES, FIRST ADDITION, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, P AGE 80, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 ADA Coordinator; 2002 Ringling Boulevard, 8th Floor, Sarasota, Florida 34237 (941) 861-7811 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT DeSoto County, Florida By:/s/ N. Daughtrey DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 NOTICE OFSALE3130 Published 2/6/14 & 2/13/14 118683 2999253 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2013CA000052AXMA DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. HAM, III, JACK RICHARD et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 18, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2013CA000052AXMA of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Jack Richard Ham, III, Stephanie L. Ham, Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, the DeSoto County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266; www.desotoclerk.com, DeSoto County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 20th day of February, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 30, OF SUNNYBREEZE MOBILE HOME PARK, AN UNRECORDED PLAT ALSO BEINGDESCRIBED AS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST ALONG NORTH LINE OF SOUTH HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 25, 1885.41 FEET TO SOUTH R/W OF S.C.L. RR.; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID R/W, 2060.60 FEET TO SOUTH R/W OF LIVERPOOL BLVD.; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID R/W, 325.81 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING.; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE 125.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST 82.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST, 125.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 3 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 35 SECONDS EAST, 82.0 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS A 2001 MOBILE HOME BEARING VIN NUMBER FLFLY70A28660CG31. 11663 SW Lemon Ave, Arcadia, FL 34269-6692 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida, this 21st day of January, 2014 By:/s/ Megan Roach, Esq. FL Bar # 103150 Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P .O. Box 23028 T ampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com BM 014656F01 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 Courts ADA Coordinator at 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 da y s; if NOTICE OFSALE3130 you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. To file r esponse please contact DeSoto County Clerk of Court, 115 E. Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, FL 34266, Tel: (863) 993-4876; Fax: (863) 993-4669. Published 1/30/14 & 2/6/14 272484 2995445 T AX DEEDS3132 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 NEEDCASH? 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 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 T AX DEEDS3132 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 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 2989218 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: 1499 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-02-TD Description of Property: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK D, OAK CREST SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDLmmwftawoooooooooo II11%000000,oMIw

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The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian Sherman T. RhoadesSherman T. Rhoades, 72, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. He was born in Lakeland, Fla., July 28, 1941, to Charlie B. and Frances Louise Cowart Rhoades. Sherman grew up and attended school in Georgia. While in Georgia, he worked for a shoe manufacturer, as well as a machine shop. Sherman married Carolyn Berry in 1962 and they moved to Arcadia in 1967. He owned and operated Rhoades Construction for 36 years and built many homes in Port Charlotte, Fla., Punta Gorda, Fla., and the sur rounding areas. Sherman was also involved with the construction of Fishermens Village. He enjoyed shing, camping, boating, and gardening. Sherman was a hardworking family man who also dedicated seven years of his time as Cub Master for Arcadias Boy Scouts, Pack 39. Sherman is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Carolyn Rhoades, of Arcadia; sons, Daniel Bowen, of Arcadia, and Mark Bowen of Nebraska; daughters, Eva Jane EJ (Ronnie) Rice of South Carolina, Patricia Rhoades of Illinois, Sheryl Rhoades (Kyle Whidden) of Arcadia, Ada Rhoades (Richard Wilson) of Arcadia, Amber Dillard (Andrew McCorkle) of Arcadia, Harmony (Ben) Raines of Nebraska and Tiffany Bowen of Arcadia; brother, Josh Rhoades, of Arcadia; sisters, Marlene Gravet of Georgia, Emy Rhoades of Arcadia; grandchildren, Ronnie Rice Jr., Brianna Wilson, Anastasia Wilson, Chyanne Holt, Justin Holt and Charlie Whidden; and great-grandchildren, Sadie McCorkle, Halei Bowen, Brody Rachel, Travis Raines and Kyle Raines. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Larry Gravet. Online condolences can be made at www.ponger kaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Howard L. LaCourseHoward L. LaCourse, 83, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. He was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Bono, Ohio, and moved to this area in 1983 from Grand Rapids, Mich. Mr. LaCourse was the former owner of Tokens Tyme Antique Shop in Arcadia, Fla. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gloria; daughters, Penny Ambute of Port Charlotte, and Bonnie LaCourse of Perry, Fla.; sons, Howard D. of Arcadia, and Barry (Theresa) of Gobles, Mich.; 15 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be private. In lieu of owers, memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.DEATHSFROM PAGE 9 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. T AX DEEDS3132 ED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 17. TOGETHER WITH ANY INTEREST IN THAT CERTAIN STREET KNOWN AS SUNRISE AVENUE L YING DIRECTLY TO THE SOUTH LOT 1, BLOCK D BY VIRTUE OF THAT CERTAIN RESOLUTION OF STREET VACATION AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 196, PAGE 1062, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. Names in which assessed: SHIRLEY A GRIFFIN L/E C/O 15 W OAK STREET LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 A ll of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on MARCH 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 3RD DAY OF FEBRUA RY 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 2/6/14, 2/13/14, 2/20/14 & 2/27/14 112132 2999157 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: 1670 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-04-TD Description of Property: LOT 4, BLOCK U, EL DORADO P ARK, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 71. TOGETHER W ITH A 1988 LIBE SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME. IDENTIFICATION #10L20265. TITLE#65872869. RP#R0553466. NOTE: THE MOBILE HOME TITLE IS IN THE NAME OF RAMIRO GONZALEZ V ILLA. Names in which assessed: JORGE JANARO RAGOYTA VARGAS 1241 SE MAPLE DR ARCADIA, FL 34266 A ll of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on MARCH 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28TH DAY OF JANUA RY 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/30/14, 2/6/14, 2/13/14 & 2/20/14 112132 2995296 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: 1428 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-05-TD Description of Property: LOTS 27 AND 28, BLOCK 3, TIER 6, A.W. GILCHRISTS EAST END A DDITION TO ARCADIA, FLORIDA, A S PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 27 AND IN PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 48. Names in which assessed: 1ST INTEGRITY INVESTMENTS LLC 1083 N COLLIER BLVD STE 334 MARCO ISLAND, FL 34145 A ll 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 MARCH 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/30/14, 2/6/14, 2/13/14 & 2/20/14 112132 2995340 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: 6 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-06-TD Description of Property: LOTS 13-19, INCLUSIVE, BLOCK E, KELLISON-BERRY FIRST ADDITION TO PINE LEVEL, 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 49. Names in which assessed: CHARITY DESEAR-CARBO 532 37TH STREET CT W P ALMETTO, FL 34221 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 MARCH 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/30/14, 2/6/14, 2/13/14 & 2/20/14 112132 2995318 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: 1429 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-07-TD Description of Property: LOTS 29 AND 30, BLOCK 3, TIER 6, A.W. GILCHRISTS EAST 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 1, PAGE 27 AND IN PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 48. Names in which assessed: 1ST INTEGRITY INVESTMENTS LLC 1083 N COLLIER BLVD STE 334 MARCO ISLAND, FL 34145 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 MARCH 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/30/14, 2/6/14, 2/13/14 & 2/20/14 112132 2995357 OTHER NOTICES3138 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION Case No. 14013DP000019 J.H., 11/11/2002 M.H., 04/13/2005 OTHER NOTICES3138 Child(ren). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jose Manuel Hernandez, father and/or any UNKNOWN P ARENT father/mother YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights on J.H. & M.H., has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Brian L. Gillis, Esq. of the Department of Children and Family Service, Petitioners attorney, whose address is 805 North Mills Avenue, Arcadia, Florida 34266, on or before March 25, 2014 at 9:00AM and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Petitioners Attorney or immediately thereafter. Failure to appear at this hearing constitutes consent to the termination of parental rights of this child (or these children). Pursuant to Sections 39.802(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoption entity, as defined in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of this Court on this 31st day of January, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic As Clerk of the Court By: Jo Rowan Deputy Clerk Published 2/6/14, 2/13/14, 2/20/14 & 2/27/14 322378 2999181 ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 SAT 8TH 8 1 G race Lutheran Church, Hwy. 70 W, opposite Lake Katherine. Something for everyone. Light breakfast available, as well as luncheon. A Bargain Hunters Delight Check the Classifieds First! AW hole Marketplace of Shopping is right at your Fingertips! FURNITURE6035 GIRLS PINK youth bed w / matching sheets & quilt. $150 863-494-7856 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 1901 PLAYERPiano Exc. shape wood cabinet w/ scrolls of music 941-661-4516 MISCELLANEOUS6260 BUYING & SELLING ARCADE & PINBALL MACHINES cash paid working or not! Will pick up. Please call 863-558-0198 AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 is the way to go, and the money needed for the extra two years of warranty coverage is worth it, he said. Councilman Keith Keene agreed, saying, We need the proper tools to do the job right. I like this option. After further discussion, the council voted unanimously to have Slaughter come back at the next meeting with specic lease terms and costs, allowing City Attorney T.J. Wohl an opportunity to review the document and approve it for a vote. The council unanimously denied a special permit request by the Church of Arcadia to hold services every Sunday at the Speer Center through the remainder of the year. Code enforcement ofcer Carl McQuay recommended the council deny the request, as the permit would prevent other events from being held on that day. Frierson agreed, and added if the council approved the permit, it might set a bad precedent for future requests. I dont know if we want to go down this road, she said. How do you then say no to another church wanting to use one of our empty buildings? The council is scheduled to hold a workshop focusing on special event permits in the near future, and Keene said it would be wise for the council to hold off on approving any requests until after the workshop. I dont want this to be a bump in the road when it comes to our workshop, he said. The council also unanimously approved a job summary and qualications to be advertised for potential city administrator candidates. As previously reported, the advertisement is scheduled to be run in the Arcadian, Charlotte Sun, Tampa Bay Times and publications managed by the Florida League of Cities. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 28.CITYFROM PAGE 2 PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL EVOYLets all pull togetherThe Turner Agri-Civic Center hosted its rst Draft Horse Pull Sunday, a competition in which teams of draft horses pull a weighted sled. vi-lEl

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 turnovers and managed to haul in eight rebounds in the nal 12 minutes. The nal play epitomized the game for the Panthers. On the inbounds pass the ball was rolled to mid court to save as much of the nal ve seconds as possible for the last shot. The ball rolled untouched through the Panthers players legs. Latrasia Mosley is the Panthers tallest player at 5 and played well under the basket against the taller Red Devils. Its tough but youve got to work your way through it to get to the rebounds, she said. Avon Park is a good team. Mosley, an eighth grader, was a calming force for one of the players, too. She sat next to a player on the bench and could be heard comforting her teammate. She was mad because the Avon Park girls kept stealing the ball. I told her to relax and calm down, thats part of the game, Mosley said. We have six seventh graders and seven eighth graders. I knew this game was going to be tough and we played really well the rst quarter. It was our passing that hurt us and that resulted in a lot of turnovers, Roberts said. Mosley played tough under the basket and even Shea Lipe. Shes what, about 5? Lipe was right in there battling for the rebounds and stealing the ball. Were 2-6 now but we have made improvements over the season.LADYFROM PAGE 17 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe Panthers Malyssa Jeter (13) looks to teammate Stephanie Whitmore for help. The Panthers lost to an undefeated Avon Park team 27-10. The 2013-2014 DeSoto County Middle School girls basketball team was coached by Chris Roberts. points in just over two minutes to give the Panthers a 22-15 halftime lead.Second half fireworksThe Red Devils put on their own scoring display midway into the third period. The Panthers had a nice ninepoint lead when the Red Devils hit a three pointer, stole the inbounds pass and scored, and then got another turnover, along with two free throws. They scored six points in just 11 seconds to draw within three at 28-25. They werent finished however. After another long three pointer to tie the game, Kendhal Stewart missed two free throws. Another Avon Park bucket gave them the lead 30-28. Stewart tied it up and Arthur hit a long three pointer with 11 seconds left in the period to regain the lead for the Panthers at 33-31 going into the final period. After the explosive third period, the nal stanza started out slow with neither team scoring for nearly three minutes. If Campbell was the king of the court in the second period, then king Arthur was the entire royal family in the nal three minutes of the game. Arthur got the scoring started with two free throws and didnt stop until the nal whistle blew. He lit up the scoreboard, scoring 12 of his teams 15 fourth quarter points. He scored the nal seven points to cement the win and give the Panthers a 5-3 mark for the season. Campbell was asked if he could keep that intensity he displayed in the second period all game long. No, I gotta feed it to him (pointing at Arthur). When he gets the ball something good is going to happen. It felt good to beat them in our house, he said. Arthurs career-high 24 points was half of his teams total in the game. His 12 points in the nal period was the death blow for any thoughts Avon Park may have had of a comeback. He had some great feeds from his teammates and made the most of those opportunities. It was easy, Shawn threw me the ball for easy layups, the whole team played excellent, Arthur said. He was right, the big men in the paint, Stewart and Larry Taylor, gobbled up a lot of rebounds and the defense caused problems for the Red Devils all game long. It was a great effort by the boys, I was really happy with tonights efforts. They played great defense, said coach Eric Shea. They did a lot of the things that weve been teaching them all season and it was great as a coach to see them execute so well. Im super proud of them.PANTHERSFROM PAGE 17 rights-of-way it has acquired for the widening project. This is a very early phase in the entire process, where we have appraised and acquired property and are now clearing any structures that need to be removed. Although most of the widening will occur on the east side of the current road, Tower said in order to properly line up the road at Heard Street it was necessary to switch to the west side as the road enters the city limits. As FDOT continues to acquire more rights-of-way, Tower said residents will see additional clearing south to Highway 760A. Most people are aware of the churches in Nocatee, and those will all be areas we will be clearing as part of this, she said. Tower said its likely FDOT will put out bids for construction in late 2014, and although typical construction takes an average of two years, negotiating the states rainy season can change things dramatically. This is an exciting time for the community, and they can be assured that when we get closer to begin actual construction of Phase III, we will be holding another public information meeting to answer any questions or concerns people have, she said.PROGRESSFROM PAGE 1 MAP PROVIDED BY FLORIDA DEPT. of TRANSPORTATIONThis map highlights a portion of U.S. Highway 17 to be widened, near the Arcadia southern city limits. To make room for the four-laned highway, several structures are being torn down, including parts of the Knights Inn, the Circle K south, and the Hi-Way Motel. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comFenders Auto Parts is relocating from Nocatee to the property formerly occupied by Horizon Coach on U.S. 17. The property is being prepared for the eventual move. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comThe Knights Inn, on U.S. 17 at the southern city limits, will lose all the rooms now parallel to the highway frontage, but rooms in the back will be spared and the motel remains open. In prepa ration for razing these rooms, they were gutted and usable xtures and furniture removed. 1 ew, 1 R y :-y4F 164=.'r fi 'f' ',Z g,'"\ t '`',,., a i' /z, ,J it rj IlMil rid Ree-valuarlon~'t M 6f ?,+.f + 1 r H*`'^. / yi, ,v Jot+ j i,., '^ S l {t" 'etc:. 1. t;.-,.y( ..., s+
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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, February 6, 2014 existing row house where the chemist who supplied them with the Greek re lived. The house matched the description given by one of the conspirators who wrote a book in 1905 about the attack. In contrast, the Confederate ofcers who arrived in the city in 1864 had never visited before. They did no scouting to nd the best targets for their rebombs. So Johnson did it for them. He wrote, I determined that along the Hudson River would have been a more likely place to attack since that was where most of the warehouses were storing the war material. I looked at insurance maps of the city and discovered 13 lumber yards on succeeding blocks, chemical factories, a camphene distillery (a kind of fuel oil that was volatile), and the Manhattan Gas Works, which distilled coal into coal gas that was used to light all of the houses in Manhattan. He also notes that simply destroying the pressure valves that regulated the ow of gas would have caused a conagration as people lit their gas lights. Manhattan (the other boroughs were still independent) had around 800,000 people; easily a quarter or a half or even more would have not been able to escape the ames rushing through the wooden buildings, Johnson added. That scenario was a reality for downtown Arcadia in 1905, when a re of unknown origin raced through wood-frame structures destroying all but three brick buildings on Nov. 30, Thanksgiving Day. It could have been the fate for New York City if Johnson had masterminded the event instead of this thrilling recounting of it.DISCUSSESFROM PAGE 3 cardio, neurological, orthopedic and balance-training patients. DeSoto Health and Rehab knows people value their privacy, and thats why the facility plans to offer more private rooms than any other facility in the area. Desoto Health Care and Rehab is one of the cleanest facilities in Florida. When the time comes to choose nursing care or rehabilitation, shop around. You may nd a facility that is newer, or fancier, but none is cleaner. To arrange a tour of the facility, call marketing director, Burgundy Omar, at 863-494-5766. DeSoto Health and Rehab will also host an open house from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Feb. 28, at 475 Nursing Home Drive, so you can come see your yourself, and enjoy some barbecue. For more information, call Omar or Bruno at 863-494-5766.HEALTHFROM PAGE 3 Let The DONT BE LEFT IN THE DARK! Light Your Way! Your source for local, national & world news. 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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