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, March 13, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsST. PATTYS DAY PETS Bring home a good luck charm this St. Patricks day by providing a furever home to a lucky pet.PAGE 23 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Garden Gate ..........22 MERCURY LEAK SCARE: School officials close middle school for the week as cleanup efforts continue ..... 2 CELEBRATING OUR ROOTS: DeSoto Historical Society gears up to host Pioneer Day Saturday ............... 9 CITRUS 101: AgVenture students get a crash course in everything citrus ................................ 22 INSIDE Like us on Facebook In an effort to have the DeSoto Board of County Commission approve a half-cent sales tax without a public referendum, DeSoto Memorial Hospital is seeking legal clarication on whether it is a public hospital according to state statutes. DMH CEO Vince Sica told board members during their Thursday meeting he had talked to three of the ve Commissioners about the idea, as well as County Attorney Donald Conn. Sica said Conn questioned whether the hospital would qualify as a true public hospital in the states eyes, since it is not owned by the county. We t every denition laid out in the statutes, except that we arent owned by the county, Sica said. To get a denitive answer, the hospital will hire outside legal counsel to research the topic and provide clarication. If the ruling comes back in DMHs favor, Sica said the hospital would attempt to have the BOCC pass the tax, which would require supermajority approval by the Commissioners. We do need to help educate them and know why were asking for this funding, and the hospitals nancial impact on the community, he said. If the hospital is not deemed to be public, it would still attempt to get a sales tax referendum on Novembers ballot, although similar referendums in other counties have been soundly defeated. The one in Bradenton recently was defeated miserably, Sica said. But if we decide to go that route we would launch a campaign to educate the public on the benets of having DMH available. Sica said the hospital has also had discussions with Manatee Rural Health about a possible partnership in which DMH would become MRHs call center for referrals. He also met recently with representatives from HCA Healthcare regarding potential afliation oppor tunities. Sica said HCA had questions regarding DMHs nances that needed to be answered, but noted it was a positive meeting. There might be an opportunity to afliate ourselves with that organization, but at this point were purely in the investigation stage, he said.DMH to pursue BOCC sales tax approvalBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORDMH | 2 Rodeo draws big crowds for Wild West action ARCADIAN PHOTO BY CRAIG GARRETTLew Cassells gives a beautiful rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner to the cheers of the crowd. Turn to page 12 for more photos.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANAustin Gross, an Arcadia native now living in Malako, Texas, tries to hang onto Little Harry. Theres nothing little about this bull. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONSThe Calf Scramble invites kids to chase three calves to snatch a ribbon tied to each animals tail, to claim a prize. Its a mad dash of eager children and running calves in the rodeo arena. )IANY..P9A's-t lot-.towW, rwT. 1d-h ITT.442 i. F .. 'tea7 -052521,51621 6

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 DeSoto General Manager .................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DeSOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 tjewell@sun-herald.com jbierman@sun-herald.com DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto .............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore jgallimore@sun-herald.com Susan Hoffman shoffman@sun-herald.com Steve Bauer sbauer@sun-herald.com Tami Jewell tjewell@sun-herald.com Jackie Bierman jbierman@sun-herald.com Kyle Gallimore kgallimore@sun-herald.com DEADLINESEditorial: Monday Noon Classified & Legal Ads: Wednesday 11 a.m. Display Ads: Friday 5 p.m. (or Noon Monday for camera ready ads only) Classified & Legal Advertising 863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 jbierman@sun-herald.com ONLINE www.yoursun.net Like The Arcadian on Facebook The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve water and wastewater extensions to the Thorton Creek Motor Coach Resort. Utilities Director Eddie Miller said the initial cost of the project is $200,000, with nal costs upwards of $500,000. When asked by Commissioner Gabriel Quave what the expected payback time frame would be, Miller said his department estimated 4.3 years. The board then approved the agreement, with Commissioner Elton Langford casting the lone dissenting vote. County Coordinator Mandy Hines told the board the county would be holding four Community Conversations in April. The events are meant to provide an opportunity for residents to meet with board members and staff and voice their opinions regarding jobs, housing, redevelopment and other goals for the county to focus on. The meetings are being held as part of DeSoto Countys involvement with the state Department of Economic Opportunitys Competitive Florida Partnership. Hines said the meetings will be held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on the following dates and locations: April 2 at Nocatee Elementary; April 3 at First Baptist Church in Fort Ogden; April 9 at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall; and April 10 at Kingsway Circle.Land Development Regulation schedule confirmedCounty Attorney Donald Conn said dates for meetings regarding revisions to the countys current LDRs have been set, and will continue with a second workshop that will take place April 1. After that, Conn said public hearings on the matter will be held April 22 and May 27, with the May date including formal revision approval by the board.BOCC approves utilities extension for RV resortBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR DeSoto Middle School was closed down as of Tuesday and will remain closed for the rest of the week, all because an eighth grade student brought some liquid mercury to school. School Superintendent Karyn Gary reported to the School Board Tuesday that a student had brought a small amount of the element to science class. Some of the mercury reportedly spilled. According to Robert Turnipseed, associ ate director of instructional services, the incident was reported to the school nurse, who in turn contacted the DeSoto County Health Department for guidance. The building was secured and the students who had been exposed had their hands washed according to EPA protocols, he said. The area where the spill occurred the eight grade science room and classrooms, along with the band/ chorus room were cleared. Jeff Crowley of U.S. EPAs Region IV ofce in Atlanta told the School Board the contamination was isolated to ve or six rooms. The facts unfolded Monday afternoon and it was not clear whether and how much any of the toxic material was spilled, until experts arrived at the school to conduct tests. When it was determined there might be some residual mercury and the school should be closed, the district initiated robo-calls to parents and others. It took longer for all the calls to be placed than they expected, and they also advised local media, law enforcement and others including The Arcadian, which immediately posted notice of the DMS mercury spill triggers cleanup, school closureBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR SPILL | 24 Numbers still laggingDMH CFO Dan Hogan said Februarys numbers were down a fair amount, but the hospital has been able to reduce its expenses to offset the decrease in volume. Inpatient numbers are still down, and were not sure if that has to do with recent changes to Medicare, he said. We had a 10 percent decline in overall volume, and we havent been able to pinpoint exactly why our snowbirds arent showing up.A surprise offerDuring the public comments portion of the meeting, Louis Badenhorst, who recently bought DeSoto Health and Rehab and owns several nursing homes across the country, introduced himself to the board and handed out a letter of intent offering to purchase DMHs management and lease the building. DMHFROM PAGE 1 Louis Badenhorst turned more than a few heads during Thursdays DeSoto Memorial Hospital board meeting when he presented the board and administration with a letter of intent to purchase DMHs management and lease the building. A South Africa native who immigrated to the United States in 2001, Badenhorst has been heavily involved in managing and operating senior living and skilled care facilities since 1986. He recently purchased DeSoto Health and Rehab, which is one of several elderly care facilities he currently owns through his business, Pioneer Life Care in Lake Mary. Although hes a newcomer to the area, Badenhorst says he enjoys DeSoto County and is even considering purchasing property in the near future. I think this is a wonderful community, and my goal is to provide it with the best health care possible, he said. I know some people are wondering what my ulterior motives are, but there are none. Do a background check on me, research my past; I have nothing to hide.A diamond in the roughAlthough hes never owned a hospital, Badenhorst said he noticed an opportunity to improve the hospital while reviewing its nancial audits. At the time, he was considering whether to invest in opening a long term acute care facility on the buildings third oor. Looking through their records, it became clear things could be xed there quickly, he said. I have a very good background in turning things around and I saw some areas where there could be improvement. I could have the hospital protable in a very short amount of time. I trust in myself and my abilities, and I know I can turn things around without having to beg for money from the county. When asked for specic areas he feels could be improved, Badenhorst wouldnt go into detail but said generally the hospital needs to focus on areas that are success ful and move away from those that arent. For example they had success with treating cancer patients, but theyve gone away from that, he said. If something is working, you need to put more resources behind it to keep it successful and I see several opportunities where that can be accomplished. Sometimes its good to have an outside view of things that maybe the current administration cant see, someone who can think outside the box. And thats what I can offer. Although hes never owned a hospital, Badenhorst said he has several contacts and close friends who own large hospitals who would assist them. And although he wouldnt go into specics, he says obtaining nancing to purchase DMH isnt an issue. It would involve both my own money and investors, he said. Im not going to show my bank statements to convince anyone funding is secured; that will all play itself out in due time, but that really is no obstacle.No major changesBadenhorst says although there would be some restructuring involved, he has no plans to re staff, particularly CEO Vince Sica. There A closer look: Louis BadenhorstBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR BADENHORSTLOOK | 24The move was a surprise to both the administration and the board, as Sica said after the meeting the only conver sation hes had with Badenhorst was the possibility of having him lease a part of the hospitals third oor for a Long Term Acute Care facility. He continued that Badenhorst hadnt given any indication he was interested in purchasing the hospital. Mr. Badenhorst provided us with a document thats titled Letter of Intent. None of the hospital board or administration had any prior information other than what was provided this past Thursday, he said. I reviewed the document on Friday, found it to be rather vague in some spots, and requested a meeting with him which is scheduled for Tuesday. 50456728 NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP The Board of County Commission of DeSoto County, Florida will hold a Public Workshop on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 5:30 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. TO RECEIVE COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC CONCERNING REVISIONS TO THE DESOTO COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS. 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. I I

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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 4Derek Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group Chairman David Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group President Joe Gallimore Arcadian PublisherSusan E. Homan Arcadian Editor E-mail letters to shoffman@sun-herald.com | OUR VIEW | GRITS & PIECES Mayor needs to take controlIts no secret to anyone who has attended recent city council meetings that maintaining decorum and procedure are near the bottom of Mayor Alice Friersons priority list. Since being appointed mayor, she has struggled to take the reins during council meetings. She has allowed fellow council members and staff to speak out of turn, making little effort to require the public to approach the podium to identify themselves and speak up so they can be heard and recorded, and allowing discussions to veer wildly off course. In two instances, she tried to cut off people who were addressing the council during the public comment period. She was quickly reminded by City Attorney T.J. Wohl that she had to allow them their full alloted time to speak. (Besides, thats really disrespectful.) She even tried to cut off another council member while he was in the process of speaking, saying she had the gavel and could cut him off at will. But by far her worst offense is allowing both members of the public and staff to address the council at will in the middle of a discussion, treating the situation more like a town hall get-together rather than a formal government meeting. Its become such a regular occurrence that at the councils last meeting, when City Clerk Penny Delaney asked Marcia Brown to come to the podium and give her name and address for the record, Brown refused and said she would just talk louder so the council could hear her. Frierson didnt bat an eye and allowed Brown to nish her statement from the audience. The reason anyone who addresses the city needs to come to the podium and identify themselves is important for several reasons. First, it allows Delaney to create an accurate, reliable record of the meetings minutes, which is required by law. Second, it allows the council to know whether the individual addressing the board is a city resident or not. Last fall, when it was discovered several people who addressed the council about the Arcadia Police Department budget werent city residents, a sign-in sheet was placed on a front table for anyone who wished to speak. Besides a full name, people were also required to provide a full address. (Once the APD issue was resolved, the sheet quickly disappeared.) Finally, it prevents the ridiculous back-and-forths that are occurring now, which have even included people in the audience having conversations with each other while the council looks on silently. The city needs to take a page out of the countys book. The Board of County Commissioners meetings are structured and efcient, with Chairman Elton | LETTERS TO THE EDITORAccident scene disputedEditor: I was traveling east on State Road 70 on Tuesday about noon. I had just pulled out of the pawn shop on my way to Walmart, when I was broad-sid ed by a red truck that was making a left-hand turn from the westbound lane. The gentleman gets out of his truck and says, Whered you come from? Naturally I was upset; I was just hit by a truck that I never expected to be hit from. It was an accident, I realize thats why they are called accidents, but someone is at fault and someone isnt. My left side from the back door down to the tailgate was smashed in. After listening to the elderly gentleman and his wife, the ofcer decided to give me a citation. She decided by looking at the scene, which was nothing like the way it happened, that my truck hit his truck and I caused the accident. I always thought that the person in the through trafc basically has the right of way. I tried to give her my side of the story, but she didnt want to hear it. It wasnt debatable. His truck had small damage on his left front bumper; my truck is wiped out from the door down on the drivers side. You gure it out. How does this happen? Now I have a $161 careless driving ticket and repair deductible. I thought the law was there to help you. I think Im going to take my chance with the Judge.Meet me at the corner of Heritage and ProgressIts that time of year again, for locals to get in touch with their roots and for visitors to learn about the heritage and history of DeSoto County at Pioneer Day. It will be celebrated this Saturday at Veterans Park, west of Arcadia next to the Peace River, and promises to be a day lled with fun, entertainment, learning, and ne food. And weve ordered the perfect weather for the day as well. The origin of this great day took place in 2005, and the rst gathering was in downtown Arcadia, at the Tree of Knowledge Park. Within two years, it had outgrown itself and was moved to McSwain Park. Sure enough, the crowds, vendors, craftsmen, entertain ers, and demonstrators kept growing until it had to be relocated in 2010, to its current site, Veterans Park. If youve attended in the past, you know how memorable (and delicious) the event is, and will want to come. First-timers will nd lots of interesting historical displays, booths, and music that will transport them to another time Arcadia and DeSoto Countys early years, when it was carved from the palmettos and pines on the Southwest Florida prairie. A favorite and very popular feature of Pioneer Day will be a barbecue rib cook-off. This mouthwatering competition pits teams of cookers against one another, applying their grilling talents and secret rubs and sauces that tantalize not only the judges, but all who buy a rib dinner, so bring your appetite and be ready to treat your taste buds to something special. This years celebration will honor Harold McLeod, longtime member of the DeSoto County Historical Society. Pioneer Day was pretty much his baby as far as conception and much of the work that went into making it a reality. Harold served as a board member for many years and was per sonally responsible for many projects that have helped make the society the success that it is. While we as DeSoto County residents will be reecting back on our past, the future continues to plow through our community with the widening project of Highway 17. In just the past few weeks, several buildings have been razed to make way for it. They include the Church of God and 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.GRITS & PIECES | 10 LETTERS | 10 OUR VIEW | 21 IF You'VE EVER (CANTED ToPIV INTO LOCAL P.ST-o2Y,T'[-+IS Sf}Tu KDAY 15 Youi2CNANCE AT P IONEER DIY =,:--ATVET-ERAOPmRK -FUN FOR Ra ACEShOAA --i `o mA6\03.13 /'9 trr`

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The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian Among the many success stories of rodeo weekend is the one created by the Friends of Arcadia Airport. Some smaller communities dont appreciate the economic benets and lets not forget genuine good will that their municipal air port can deliver to them. Thats not true for Arcadia, thanks to the all-volunteer Friends of Arcadia Airport. The national Recreational Aviation Foundation was invited to Rodeo Weekend at the airport and members from Miami to Atlanta ew in to camp on the eld, enjoy (no, lets say be thrilled by) Arcadias rodeo, and spend a wonderful weekend visiting Arcadias shops and restaurants. And the hospitality extended well beyond the airport boundaries. Even the County Administrator, Guy Maxcy, went out of his way to make us feel welcome. Airports can be far more than simply municipal facilities. They make tourism, shopping, fuel sales and a strong reputation for hospitality all possible, as folks who can y into an airport usually have a little discretionary income to leave behind, too. We could be wrong, but we doubt anyone in DeSoto County worked harder on rodeo weekend than the Friends of Arcadia Airport to host and make us feel welcome, as well as provide us the opportunity to benet from what Arcadia has to offer. Thank you, Arcadia. And thank you, Friends! Well be back and its a fact we wouldnt know to say that without the wonderful weekend we spent at Arcadia airport.Aviators appreciate Arcadias airportSUBMITTED BY JACK TYLERRAF FLORIDA STATE LIAISON County Administrator Guy Maxcy came to the Arcadia Airport Saturday to greet visitors with the Recreational Aviation Foundation. Here he welcomes RAF State Liaison Jack Tyler.PHOTO PROVIDED On your mark, get set ... go! Registration for the Rotary April Fools 5K Run/Walk is now available online. This family event takes place on March 29 and will benet the DeSoto County School Districts AVID program and Rotary charities. The April Fools Run/Walk, along with Jesters, will take participants on a path through the beautiful Morgan Park on State Road 70. People of all ages, and families with strollers, are welcome. A portion of the funds raised will go toward the AVID program, which began this year in the DeSoto School District to encourage middle school and high school students to attend college. It particularly targets those students who would be the rst in their families to attend college. The entry fee is $20 before March 24; or $25 on or after March 25; and $10 for children 12 and under (no T-shirt). Early registrants will be assured of receiving a race T-shirt in their requested size. Registration for the race will be open on race day until 7:45 a.m. The race starts promptly at 8 a.m. You can also register online at www.7eeye.com use the link at the top of the page to download the form. Call Ronald Sevigny with any questions at 863-414-3850.April Fools 5K Run/Walk to benefit schoolsBY DR. RONALD SEVIGNY Benefit fundraiser a hit at Amvets #60 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comThe Vietnam Brotherhood Echo Co. held a fundraiser on Feb. 22 to benet Deborah DJ Wilson who needs kidney surgery. Here Bert Keller, left, and Pam Hurlson, right, shared the winning bid on a vacation at the benet for Wilson, center. Mike Brown of the Vietnam Brotherhood Echo Co. calls the Amvets his home. The Brother hood sponsored a fundraiser on Feb. 22 at the Amvets Post #60 for Deborah Wilson, right, who needs kidney surgery. A successful benet was held for Deborah Wilson, left, who needs kidney surgery. Here she congratulates her sister, Julie Cincotta, who won a pair of special earrings in the rae. The event included a poker run and a barbecue. Bob Sidorski, left, Marie Sidorski, Gina Dyman and Robert Bailey Sr. join Deborah Wilson, standing, at a fundraiser held to help her with kidney surgery. Eye Exams Medical Eye Care Surgery Full Optical Boutique Contact Lenses863.491.7777 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(24 hour emergency eye care)We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and all major medical plans BlinkyOur Board Certified physicians are committed to not just meeting your expectations but exceeding them!www.7eeye.com 50456684 ""VIGNYS.,WSSOCIATESZYE CAR..ws :mom.ISEVIGNYASSOCIATES

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 large batter-dipped fish fillet, dinner roll, hush puppies, coleslaw, dessert and beverage, for $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12, free for children under 5. Food and beverage will be served starting 4:30 p.m., continuing until 7:30 p.m. Open to the public. For more information, call 863-444-0082. Peace River Civil War Round Table meets at 1:30 p.m. second Fridays monthly at the Emerald Pointe clubhouse, 25188 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Lunch available. For more information, call 941-575-4269 or 941-639-0782. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. 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. SATURDAY March 15 is the 10th Annual Pioneer Day and BBQ Rib Cook-off sponsored by the DeSoto County Historical Society. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park. Booth spaces 15 x 15 are $25 (free for nonprofits; artists and authors, $25 or donate one signed book or work of art.) Classic car show in downtown Arcadia, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. Sponsored by Team Arcadia. Trophies, door prizes, and 50/50 jackpot. For more information call 494-2020. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. SUNDAY The Blackwood Brothers will present a concert at First Baptist Church at 6 p.m March 16, 1006 N. Brevard Ave. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY Happy St. Patricks Day to all our readers! The Sunnybreeze Quilt Show is Monday, March 17, at the Welcome Center off US 17, south of Ft. Ogden from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The public is invited to see handquilted quilts, and watch the ladies quilt. The DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Beef OBradys. The DeSoto County Fair Association meets at 7 p.m. third Mondays monthly in the fair office on Heard Street, Arcadia. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. All are welcome. A women-only G.I.R.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-4267655 or visit www.district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. TUESDAY Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Ave. The Nav-A-Gator is holding a job fair for the Hospitality Industry on March 18, 10 a.m.-noon. 9700 S.W. Riverview Circle, Lake Suzy. The DeSoto County Special Olympics committee meets at 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday every month at The Last Chapter Coffee Shop on W. Oak St. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in coaching or working with adults or youth in sports. For more information, call Joyce at 873-8219 or 494-3440. DeSoto Memorial Hospital offers free blood pressure screenings from 3 to 4 p.m. in the DeSoto Memorial Hospital McSwain room. Call 494-8432 for details. DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly. For information, contact PIO officer Marge Rikcer, call name KG4BWF. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weightwatchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. WEDNESDAY The DeSoto County Veterans Council meets the third Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. For details, call Don Finkle at 494-1465. DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Mobile Pantry is on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Smith Brown Gym starting at 9 a.m. until the food is gone. The only requirement is to be a DeSoto County resident. Sponsored by the All Faiths Food bank of Sarasota. The First Marine Division Association meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday at Family Table Restaurant, 14132 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Call Carl Jones, 941-4931408 for more information. Heartland Rural Health Networks Food Stamp Outreach grant program will have Angela Hendry come every third Wednesday to help seniors submit applications for food stamps. She will be at the Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center, 1425 Martin Luther King St., Arcadia, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Households should have at least one senior resident. Bring your ID, information on your income, assets, and expenses including medical. For more information call 863-452-0638. Community for Seniors meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every third Wednesday at TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care administration building on Arcadia Avenue. Open to anyone interested in being a new member. For more information, call Lori Coker at 990-1340. DeSoto County Traffic Safety Team meets at 1:30 p.m. third Wednesdays monthly at the DeSoto County Commissioners room, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Hearing Loss Association demonstrates amplified listening devices from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. third Wednesdays monthly at Charlotte County Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. For more information about HLA meetings, call 941-624-2947. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. THURSDAY Nature Walks: Deep Creek Preserve, 8:30 a.m. March 20. With master naturalists John Phillips and Jamie Reynolds. Free. Peace River Audubon Societys 37th Annual Banquet and Fundraiser on March 20. Presentation by Dr. Jerome Jerry Jackson on Florida birds. Proceeds benefit PRAS Youth Education Fund. Cash bar at 5:30 p.m., Italian buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Kings Gate Country Club. Auction; photo contest winners. Public welcome. For information or reservations call Sandy at 941-575-0651; or email banquet1@peaceriveraudubon.org. $32/person. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, 2200 Roan St., Arcadia. Anyone interested may attend. Talk in for the meetings is at 147.180+ DARC repeater. 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. NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY The DeSoto County Economic Development Advisory Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, March 13 at the DeSoto County Extension Office, 2150 N.E. Roan St. Arcadia-Desoto Habitat for Humanity, Inc. will hold its monthly board meeting on March 13, at the ReStore, 114 N. Polk Ave. The meeting is open to the public. The Assembly of Praise Ministries, 145 S. Orange Ave., is hosting a revival March 12-14, beginning nightly at 7 p.m. with Revivalist and Evangelist Lesley White. The community is invited to come and be blessed by the woman of God. DeSoto Memorial Hospital Foundation will hold its 8th annual Texas Hold Em Tournament on March 13 at the Elks Lodge in Arcadia. Players entry fee is $150 including steak dinner and $800 in poker chips. (Dinners are $20 for nonplayers.) $2,000 in prizes. Sponsors are being sought for donations and raffle items call 494-8402 for details. 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. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. 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. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. For information, call Curtis Clark at 244-2884 or Sandra Elmore at 352-476-8520. 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 The Photography Group of DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council meets the second Friday of each month 3:30 5 p.m. at the DeSoto Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Karen at ksmoke@embarqmail.com. St. Pauls Knights of Columbus will sponsor a fish fry fundraiser starting Friday and continuing every Friday (March 14, 21, 28; April 4, 11) during Lent, at the Parish Hall (next to Burger King). The menu includes fried SPECIAL DeSoto County 4-H is starting its third annual citrus tree project. Youth age 5-18 may participate in this project by growing their own citrus tree to learn about the care of the tree, insects and diseases, the citrus industry and much more. If your child is interested, call the DeSoto County Extension Office at 993-4846 or email kpopa@ufl.edu no later than March 6 to reserve a spot. AARP needs tax volunteers in DeSoto County from Feb. 1 through April 14. Training is available. For details, visit www.AARPfoundation.org and click on Tax Aide Volunteer. The Center for the Needy, at the corner of W. Pine St. and S. Orange Ave., is desperately in need of food, clothing, household goods (such as blankets, towels, cooking and eating utensils etc.), supplies anything a person in need might require. The center is dangerously low on food, its shelves are almost bare, and they need to replenish supplies before the colder months. Any donations are gratefully accepted, including cash, to help those in real need in our community. For more information, call 863-444-0499. The DeSoto County Literacy Council is looking for volunteers for Adult Literacy and ESL (English as a Second Language), and GED tutors, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Call 993-1333. BREAKFAST SPECIALS MondayF riday ANYTIME 1 1 2 1 E O a k S t r e e t A r c a d i a F L 8 6 3 4 9 4 4 4 0 4 1121 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 863-494-4404 1 Clock Touchdown Breakfast 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 links, 2 bacon . . . . . $5.29 2 Breakfast Croissant with hash browns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.99 3 Country Fried Steak & Eggs 2 eggs, potato or grits & toast or biscuit . . $6.89 4 Any Omelet from regular menu with potatoes, pancake or toast . . . . . . . $6.99 1 Bistro Ham & Swiss Sandwich w/fries, onion rings or slaw.......... $6.59 2 Grilled Chicken Sandwich onion rings or fries ...............................$6.99 3 Philly Cheese or Chicken Philly onion rings or fries......................$7.29 LUNCH SPECIALS Monday-Friday ANYTIME MARCH 17 ST. PATRICKS DAY Come dine with us on Monday March 17th for Corn Beef & Cabbage 1 NY Strip Steak 2 Chicken Tenders 3 Roasted Turkey 4 Chicken & Shrimp 5 Liver & Onions 6 Grilled Tilapia 50456739 2 Dinners for One Price $21.50 w/your choice of 2 Sides, Soup or Salad w/Pudding or Ice Cream DINNER SPECIALS 24/7 O P E N 2 4 H O U R S 7 D A Y S A W E E K C A R R Y O U T A V A I L A B L E OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK CARRY OUT AVAILABLE

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The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian Family AlbumFAMILY 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 Happy 100th birthdayPHOTO PROVIDEDEthel Sapp Royse will celebrate her 100th birthday on March 19. She was born on March 19, 1914 in Indiana. She moved to Arcadia in 1972. Best wishes for a very happy birthday! Last month, the DrugFree DeSoto Coalition partnered with Mothers Against Drunk Driving to present the Power of Parents workshop and student forum for the community. The research-based program aimed to educate parents and caregivers on how to effectively communicate with youth in their lives about the dangers of underage drinking. The presentation began with an informative slide show and narration by Regional MADD Specialist, Monica Johnson. In her visual demonstration, Johnson provided statistics regarding actual teen drinking vs. perceived teen drinking. She shared several personal stories in which friends were severely injured or killed as a result of underage drinking. Following her presentation, Johnson opened the floor to questions and comments from community members. Most would agree that the impactful portion of the presentation occurred when the student panel, comprised of three girls and three boys one middle school and five high school students made themselves vulnerable to the harsh realities of underage drinking in DeSoto County. By exposing real experiences, personal perceptions and challenging ideas to the adults in the room, parents, school officials, students and others had a meaningful dialogue that addressed various contributing factors to the generally lax environment around the issue of underage drinking in DeSoto County. Everyone received a free Power of Parents handbook and other substance abuse prevention awareness material. Teens share underage drinking experiences in local forumBy LINDSAY TURNERDRUG FREE DESOTO PHOTO PROVIDEDSeveral students shared experiences with parents, school sta and others at a program last month, opening a dialog between youth and adults to address teen drinking issues. 50456733 T h e M o n e y n o t T a k e n The Money not Taken The $51 billion not yet accepted by the State of Florida can provide extended Health Care Coverage t o the 3,942 hard working residents of DeSoto County. These residents in our community are not eligible for Medicaid because they are working but dont make enough to qualify for the subsidies offered in the Health Care Exchange (Obamacare). T h e s e h a r d w o r k i n g r e s i d e n t s a r e e m p l o y e d a n d p r o v i d e f o r t h e i r f a m i l i e s H o w e v e r t h e i r a n n u a l These hard working residents are employed and provide for their families. However, their annual i n c o m e i s l e s s t h a n 1 4 0 % o f f e d e r a l p o v e r t y l e v e l A s i n g l e p e r s o n e a r n i n g b e t w e e n $ 1 1 7 8 7 income is less than 140% of federal poverty level. A single person earning between $11,787 $ 1 6 1 0 5 o r a F a m i l y o f F o u r e a r n i n g b e t w e e n $ 2 4 0 8 9 $ 3 2 9 1 3 c a n n o t a f f o r d t o b u y h e a l t h $16,105 or a Family of Four earning between $24,089 $32,913, can not afford to buy health i n s u r a n c e insurance. B u t . i f y o u e a r n a s a S i n g l e p e r s o n $ 1 6 3 3 8 $ 4 6 6 8 0 o r a F a m i l y o f F o u r $ 3 3 3 9 0 $ 9 5 4 0 0 But... if you earn as a Single person $16,338 $46,680 or a Family of Four $33,390 $95,400, y o u q u a l i f y f o r s u b s i d i e s i n t h e H e a l t h C a r e e x c h a n g e you qualify for subsidies in the Health Care exchange. The Federal Deficit will not grow because the funding for this program has been made available throu gh cuts in other programs (Medicare) H o w b u s i n e s s e s a r e a f f e c t e d How businesses are affected T h e t o t a l c o s t o f t r e a t i n g t h o s e w i t h o u t h e a l t h c a r e c o v e r a g e i n F l o r i d a w a s a l m o s t $ 3 b i l l i o n l a s t The total cost of treating those without health care coverage in Florida was almost $3 billion last y e a r F o r b u s i n e s s o w n e r s t h i s h i d d e n t a x r a i s e s h e a l t h i n s u r a n c e p r e m i u m s a r o u n d 8 % p e r y e a r year. For business owners, this hidden tax raises health insurance premiums around 8% per year. W h i l e t h e h i d d e n t a x i s b a d e n o u g h F l o r i d a b u s i n e s s e s w i t h o v e r 5 0 e m p l o y e e s t h a t d o n o t While the hidden tax is bad enough, Florida businesses with over 50 employees that do not p r o v i d e h e a l t h i n s u r a n c e t o t h e i r e m p l o y e e s w i l l f a c e m o n e t a r y p e n a l t i e s i n 2 0 1 5 provide health insurance to their employees will face monetary penalties in 2015.E x t e n d i n g H e a l t h C a r e C o v e r a g e w i l l h e l p F l o r i d a b u s i n e s s e s a v o i d t h e m a s s i v e f i n a n c i a l p e n a l t i e s t h e y Extending Health Care Coverage will help Florida businesses avoid the massive financial penalties th ey f a c e i f t h e y a r e u n a b l e t o p r o v i d e e m p l o y e e s w i t h h e a l t h c a r e i n s u r a n c e t h r o u g h t h e i r c o m p a n i e s face if they are unable to provide employees with health care insurance through their companies. Information obtained from A Healthy Florida Works rYi"`+rww 1 ++ YiiiiI ask if I A ffia rw9iii! siiiiiiiliiiliiiii.i 11 '_fu -waidI ifJ'irJ 'J bf Lt! 1' 1 V J rfrl J'!I' rJYY!rr!';!r! !'!. ,MT TAKEM""' iese hard working residents are employed and provide for their families. However, their alninuacome is less than 140% of federal poverty level. A single person earning between $11,787 -.6,105 or a IPam ly of Four earning between $2490 9 $3299 39 can not afford to buy hearthinsurance.But... if you earn as a Single person $16,338 $46,680 air a IFamilly of Four $339390 $9594009you qualify for sub i hes in tle Health Came exchange.66 HOw 6U&MESSES A22 AFFECTED"The total cost of treating those without health care coverage in ]Florida was almost $3 billion lastyear. For business owners, this "hidden tax" raises health insurance premiums around 8% per year.While the "hidden tax"' is bad enough, ]Florida businesses with over 50 employees that do notprovide health insurance to their employees will face monetary penalties in 2015.Extending Health Care Coverage will help Florida businesses avoid the massive financial penalties theyface if they are unable to provide employees with health care insurance through their companies.

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 Jody Wayne Holland, 44, formerly of Arcadia, filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the DeSoto County Sheriffs Office and four DCSO deputies in connection with injuries Holland allegedly received while being detained in the DeSoto County Jail. He is reportedly seeking $3 million in damages. Named in the lawsuit are Dale Scott, the deputy who initially arrested Holland on April 21, 2013, on charges of domestic abuse; Steven Rizza, the former deputy who allegedly beat Holland on May 25; former deputies Vincent Carlucci and Ashley Cross, who allegedly witnessed Holland being beaten and did nothing to stop it; and Ray Kugler, the former DeSoto County Jail captain who allegedly failed to transport Holland to the hospital for treatment after the injuries occurred. The suit, filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Fort Myers, also names William Wise as DeSoto County sheriff under claims that Holland was falsely arrested and subjected to excessive force and injury. Wise had not yet been served with a copy of the complaint and had no comment on the suit. The complaint alleges Hollands then-girlfriend who was working as a nurse at the jail at the time filed a report with DCSO claiming Holland had abused her on April 20. On April 21, Scott interviewed Holland, who denied abusing the woman, and instead said they had a day of fun and intimacy. Scott arrested Holland and booked him into the DeSoto County Jail on charges including battery and kidnapping. While Holland was in jail, a domestic protective order was issued prohibiting him from coming near her or within 500 feet of her residence. Holland was subsequently released on May 15. On May 25, the complaint states, the woman accused Holland of violating the injunction by coming near her residence; Holland insisted he was only at a nearby yard sale. Holland was again arrested, this time for violating the order, and booked in the jail. After his arrest, the complaint states, Rizza brutalized Holland, including repeatedly slamming (Hollands head) against a wall and choking him. The complaint states Holland files federal lawsuit against Sheriffs Office, former deputiesfurther that Carlucci and Cross observed Rizza beating Holland but did nothing to stop it. Another jail nurse later examined Holland and reported the injuries to a doctor, who ordered that Holland be brought to the hospital. The nurse conveyed the orders to Kugler, who was then in charge of the jail, but he did not have Holland transported for treatment. The next day, when that same nurse saw Hollands condition, she again informed Kugler, who then had him brought to DMH. The complaint against Scott alleges that Scott had no basis to arrest Holland on April 21, and all the subsequent injuries Holland suffered were because of the initial false arrest; therefore he seeks damages against Scott for false arrest. The complaint charges Rizza with using excessive force, and charges Carlucci and Cross for failing to intervene. Holland claims his constitutional rights were violated and he is seeking damages against the three former deputies. With regard to Kugler, the complaint states Kugler was aware of Hollands serious injuries yet disregarded the risks, constituting more than gross neglect and a violation of Hollands constitutional rights. As to DCSO, the complaint claims that the injuries suffered by Holland from the false arrest and battery occurred while he was in DCSOs custody, and that he will continue to suffer from these injuries in the future. The complaint does not state an amount of damages sought, but published news reports indicate Holland is asking for $3 million in damages. Former deputies Rizza, Carlucci and Cross were initially suspended from their jobs at DCSO pending an inter nal investigation, and were later fired as of July 26. Rizza and another DCSO deputy, Jonathan Mause (who was not named in Hollands complaint), were indicted by a federal grand jury in January for falsifying records during a federal investigation, obstruction of justice and perjury to a federal grand jury. Mause was additionally charged with making a false statement to a federal investigator. Kugler was placed on leave in July and subsequently retired. He pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of lying about the case during an FBI investigation, and was sentenced last month to three years of probation and 150 hours of community service. Scott continues to serve as a deputy with DCSO. |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. HOLLANDThe DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Wendy Elizabeth Byrne, 46, 4700 block of N.W. Lions, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Purge: $1,350. Carl Lee Crawford, 50, Lakeland, Fla. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $1,000. Justin Scott Dennis, 23, 800 block of Imogene St., Arcadia. Charge: felony domestic battery by strangulation. Bond: $10,000. Jessica Marie Drake, 24, 1400 block of S.W. Rude Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Matthew Allen Waldron, 27, Newton, N.J. Charge: resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $750. Katie Lynn Franco, 30, 9200 block of S.W. Richard Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $120. Martell Dion Harris, 23, 1800 block of S.W. Hendry St., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. Brittany Nicole Howard, 26, 3200 block of Wallace St., Arcadia. Charges: possession of meth amphetamine with intent to sell and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $5,120. Richard Dale Lowe Jr., 34, 1000 block of S.E. 5th Ave., Arcadia. Charges: sale pf methamphetamine and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $5,120. Eleazar Delacruz, 28, 1600 block of 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Becky Lee Douglas, 43, 12400 block of S.W. Lexington Place, Arcadia. Charge: failing to obey police order to stop. Bond: $2,000. Brian Attwood Graves, 24, 100 block of S. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Charges: battery and possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: none. Jose Luis Hernandez, 45, 1400 block of 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Maurice Allen Hurst, 34, 100 block of W. Myrtle St., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: none. Carl Douglas McClelland, 33, 1200 block of S.E. Baker St., Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $1,000. Quentin Stephun McNair, 37, Havana, Fla. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $17,000. Juan Bautista Ramirez, 27, 1500 block of S.E. 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Dominick James Ripa, 43, 700 block of N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,500. Jason Charles Ross, 34, no address, Arcadia. Charges: driving while license is suspended, third or subsequent offense, and violation of probation. Bond: none. Alisha Nicole Seelmaar, 29, 1300 block of S.E. 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charges: sale of methamphet amine and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $5,120. Christopher William Shelton, 25, 4500 block of S.E. Tomlin Drive, Arcadia. Charges: leaving child in car unattended more than 15 minutes and driving while license is suspended. Bond: $240. Eric Christopher Smith, 33, Spring Hill, Fla. Charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $120. Crystal Leigh Stott, 32, Port Charlotte. Charges: petty theft and violation of probation. Bond: none. Maria Christina Cerda, 34, 1400 block of S.E. Peach Drive, Arcadia. Charges: forgery or alteration of public record or certificate, illegal use of credit cards to obtain value under $100 and petty theft between $100-$300. Bond: $2,120. Adam Thomas Crum, 24, Port Charlotte. Charges: resisting recovery of stolen property and petty theft. Bond: $620. Jmesa Lestar Gant, 23, 1200 block of S.W. Harlem Circle, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft, third or subsequent offense. Bond: $1,000. John Micheal Guy, 48, 200 block of S. Pasco Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $500. Ruben Rosario Livio, 32, S.E. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Ashley Michelle Beck, 28, Wauchula. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jaron Adams Hickman, 27, FCCC, State Road 70 East. Charge: felony battery, second or subsequent offense. Bond: none. Joseph Lawton ONeil, 48, 1100 block of Hibiscus St., Arcadia. Charges: sale of methamphetamine within 1000 ft, of church or business, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $20,240. Antonio Reyes, 52, 1700 block of Plum Drive, Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended, third or subsequent offense. Bond: $1,500. Wilford Lee Smith Jr., 33, 1400 block of N.E. Hickory St., Arcadia. Charges: disorderly conduct (affray) and two counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. Antoin Darren Milner, 25, 300 block of N. 16th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly conduct (affray). Bond: $120. Kristina Eve Marin, 44, 100 block of S.W. Harmony Drive, Arcadia. Charge: neglect of child without great harm. Bond: none. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Robbie Wayne Ezell, 32, 4600 block of S.W. U.S. Hwy. 17, Arcadia. Charge: driving with a suspended license, third or subsequent offense, knowing abuse of temporary tag, and violation of drivers license law. Bond: $8,500. Eleno Diaz, 48, 2100 block of Poinsettia Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $1,000. Compiled by Susan E. HoffmanA stolen barbecue smoker has been recovered and the suspected thief was nabbed while hiding in an air conditioning duct. DeSoto County resident Doug Tanner reported that a homemade barbecue/smoker attached to a trailer, valued at $3,000, had been stolen from his property sometime on Feb. 13 or 14. When DeSoto County deputies began investigating the theft, they BBQ recovered, suspect found hiding in A/C ductlocated a man who told them he had just purchased a smoker on a trailer for $450 from Mathew Scott Flores, whom he has known for several years. Flores had told the man he was out of work and needed money. Flores, 26, lists an address in the 200 block of E. Imogene St., Arcadia. When shown a photo of the BBQ the man bought, the owners identified it, and it was returned to the victims home. On March 4, DCSO secured a warrant for Flores arrest on charges including grand theft between $300 and $5,000, dealing in stolen property and trespassing. Also, on Feb. 25, Arcadia Police responded to a report of a trailer stolen from a Bridle Path yard. A few days later, the man who had bought the smoker told APD he was afraid he may have also bought a stolen trailer from the same person. APD connected that report with the Bridle Path trailer. Again, Flores was identified as the seller; he had given the buyer a receipt signed with the name Jermey Walker. APD found several addresses listed for Flores, including one in Charlotte County; when the suspect was not located at any of the DeSoto addresses, APD notified CCSO. On March 11, Charlotte County Sheriffs deputies attempted to locate Flores at a friends residence in Punta Gorda. According to CCSOs report, although the friend, Elizabeth Marie Reyes Andrade, 26, denied Flores was present at the house and refused to permit them inside, the deputy sensed she was not telling the truth. They had information he lived at this residence and knew he was also on probation for prior arrests in Charlotte County. CCSO deputies entered the house and conducted a thorough search, eventually locating Flores hiding inside the air conditioning duct (where the air filter is located), which was closed and latched on the outside. They also found a loaded gun where Flores had been hiding. He was arrested by CCSO on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and on the DeSoto County warrant. Reyes Andrade was arrested on a charge of obstruction of justice, as deputies surmised the air conditioning vent could not have been locked by Flores without her help. 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The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESJoan N. BoyetteJoan N. Boyette, 94, of Sarasota, Fla., and formerly of Arcadia, Fla., and Bradenton, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014. She was born in Boaz, Ala., to John H. and Angela Brazwell Wilson. Joan was a former bus driver who loved all of the kids who rode her bus. She worked as a nurse for the former G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital for many years. Joan enjoyed fishing, caring for the sick, and spending time with her family. Joan was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star in Arcadia. She loved her Lord and Savior, and was a member of the Assembly of God in Bradenton. Joan is survived by her son, W. Lee (Susan) Boyette of Sarasota; brother, Jessie L. Wilson of Georgia, grandchildren, Courtney Boyette and H.L. (Denise) Boyette; nieces, Gloria, Robbie, Fran, Jan, Faye, Ann, Angela and Sonya; and nephews, Bill Wilson, L.P. Stallings and James Stallings. She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Cora Boatwright, Arleatha Kimberly and Lola Stallings. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Oak Hill Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady. com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home, Arcadia. OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. Theres no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be submitted to the Charlotte Sun; call 941-206-1000 for details. Please send e-mails to obituaries@sun-herald.com. The American ag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Where can you learn about when Arcadia was named, how to churn butter or weave baskets, and enjoy the best barbecue ever? The DeSoto County Historical Society and Mosaic invite everyone to the 10th Annual Pioneer Day and Barbecued Rib Cook-off. The family-fun festival is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 15, at DeSoto Veterans Park, on State Road 70 just west of Arcadia. This event held in honor of its founder Harold McLeod (1926-2013) celebrates the history and heritage of southwest Florida. Last year, the team from DeSoto County Volunteer Fire and Rescue won first place in the barbecue rib cookoff. The Hambone BBQ team from North Fort Myers Fire and Rescue scored second place, and the Cracked Rib team from Lee County Medical Services took third place. The Boca Boys from the Boca Grande Fire Department and the Bottoms Up team from Tice Fire and Rescue will also compete for unique first-, second-, and third-place trophies. Bebe Bradbury, president of the society, said, These guy make the most bodacious barbecue you ever tasted! Cane syrup, homemade jams and jellies, strawberry shortcake, swamp cabbage, gator bites, and other special and traditional Florida foods will also be available. But do yourself a favor, and save room for those barbecued ribs, Bradbury added. New this year will be the Arcadia Albritton Coker Bake Sale. The society will offer the most tantalizing and scrumptious baked goods and homemade candy in honor of the woman who had a town named for her because she baked a birthday cake. Coker will tell her story in person, and another historical legend will also make an appearance: Acrefoot Johnson. The far-walking, mail-toting giant serves as the festivals mascot. In addition, many volunteers will be dressed in period costume to help recreate Floridas frontier era. Musical entertainment will include Lee James, the Anderson Brothers, and the Gulf Coast Cloggers sponsored by First State Bank, Member FDIC; the Fiddle Crabs an old-time string band from Punta Gorda playing music popular in country towns of the 19th and 20th century, sponsored by the Williamson Group Realty; Barney and Nancy Meese sponsored by Peace River Tax Service; and the Suncoast Dulcimers of Charlotte County sponsored by Mary Margarets Tea and Biscuit. Florida State Harmonica Champion Johnny Shannon will also perform. Other sponsors include Arcadia Police; DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce; DeSoto County Sheriff; DeSoto County School District; Peace River Campground, and Womack Sanitation. The festival will feature Civil War reenactors showing how to load period weapons plus demonstrations of pioneer skills and crafts, such as wood carving, spinning thread, soap-making, quilting, pine-needle basket-making, blacksmithing, and churning butter with biscuits to sample the butter. The Childrens Discover History Area will have a pitcher pump, cane pole fishing, candle-dipping, orange juicing, a fossil dig, and other handson experiences plus old-fashioned toys and classic games. Pony rides will be available. The festival will also showcase vintage automobiles, antique engines, a classic fire truck, Florida authors and artists, historical exhibits by area churches and other organizations, and animals including rescued horses, pet skunks, chickens, miniature donkeys, and goats. For information, call 863-494-6607 or visit www.historicdesoto.org.History comes alive at 10th annual Pioneer DayBy CAROL MAHLERDESOTO CO. HISTORICAL SOC. PHOTO PROVIDEDEvelyn and Leon Arthur, in period dress, oer information about the Confederate Cow Cavalry, Camp #2181, Sons of Confederate Veterans. This year, reenactors will be oering Confederate weapons demonstrations. See Your Church in this spot For Only $ 7 5 0 $7.50 a week! Call Tami at 4 9 4 7 6 0 0 494-7600 for more details. May the Lord fill your heart with love. First Baptist Church of Arcadia 1006 N. Brevard Ave. Loving God, Connecting with People, Expanding His Kingdom 9:30 Sunday School 10:45 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening Worship Wednesdays 6:00 AWANA & YOUTH 863-494-3622 www.firstbaptistarcadia.com Grace Lutheran Church 1004 W. Oak Street 494-7008 Pastor David E. Nabinger Saturday Prayer Service Starting at 4PM Sunday School 8:45 AM Sunday Worship 10 AM All Welcome! Pastor Ellis Cross 863-494-3455 Worship 11:00 AM Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday 6:30pm Thursday Youth Group 6pm North Hillsborough Baptist Church (253 N. Hillsborough Ave.) NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Evangelist D.W. Jackson 3877 Highway 70W (1 mile west of Hwy 72) 863-558-0982 Principal Worship Sunday Evening: 5:30 P.M. Wednesday Evening: 5:30pm FREEDOM FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC. Where the Holy Spirit Reigns Freely Worship Center located at: 1528 NE Turner Ave. 863-244-2933 SERVICE TIMES Sunday Bible Study @ 10:00am Sunday Worship Service @ 11:00am Monday Woman at Worship @ 6:15pm 2nd/4th Tuesday Support Group @ 6pm Wednesday Bible Study @ 6:00pm Thursday Choir Rehearsal @ 6:00pm Rev. Dr. Sharon T. Goodman, Pastor Fort Ogden United Methodist Church 6923 SW River St. 863.494.3881 Sunday School 9:00am Sunday Worship 10:00am (Nursery Childrens Church Provided) 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 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 50456688 See Your Church in this spot For Only $ 7 5 0 $7.50 a week! Call Tami at 4 9 4 7 6 0 0 494-7600 for more details. Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church 2865 SW Co. Rd 661 Expository Preaching Sunday Prayer Time 9:20am Sunday School/Bible Study 9:45am Morning Worship 11:00am Evening Worship 6:00pm Wed. Fellowship Meal 5:45pm Prayer Meeting 6:30pm West on SR 70, left on SR 72, left on CR 661, 3.5 miles on right Office Phone: (863) 494-0307 lw-

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 When Susanna Annesley mar ried young Samuel Wesley, she probably didnt expect to give birth to 19 children, eight of whom would die at birth. Nevertheless, as her life unfolded, making motherhood her main responsibility, Susanna learned to draw on her faith in God to gain strength to carry her through every trial and the world still benets from her amazing example. Eighteenth century England was a difcult setting in which to raise a family. One historian describes the conditions then as religiously stagnant and morally corrupt. Churches were of little help to struggling families. Most sermons of that period are said to have lacked warmth and enthusiasm and were but dry, cold, colorless talks on morality. Furthermore, many ministers hobnobbed with the rich, neglecting their poorer parishioners. Samuel and Susanna raised their children in a coarse and brutal society. Drunkenness was common, which, not surprisingly, compounded the problems of crime, poverty and domestic violence. Susannas husband became the pastor of a church in rural Epworth, England, increasing her responsibilities to include serving in the church and setting a good example for the women in the congregation. There must have been times when this mother of so many felt like throwing in the towel; like giving up in the face of her many duties. But Susanna had discovered a great stress reducer that carried her through the pressure periods: she had learned to give her daily difculties to her Lord and expressed her secret of successful living and mothering in what has become one of her best known quotes: Give others the sunshine. Give Jesus the rest. Samuel had a happy wife and his children had a happy mother. When Susanas 18th child, Charles, later wrote the well known hymn Oh For A Thousand Tongues To Sing My Great Redeemers Praise, he was drawing on his childhood memories. He had grown up under the loving inuence of a mother who was known for praising rather than pouting no matter what was going on around her Susannas faith and discipline paid off. Her 15th and 18th children (John and Charles) shook their century for God and the tremors of that historic spir itual earthquake still rumble through churches around the world. So deep was Susannas devotion to her Lord that she prayed daily for her children to serve Him and her prayers were eventually answered. John and Charles nally entered into the genuine faith their mother had longed to see in them and for which she had prayed. They became the prime movers in what is now known as the Wesleyan Revival, a movement that changed their nation, impacted the world and gave birth to the Methodist Church. Today, millions around the world worship God singing hymns composed by two men whose mother had a sunny disposition and a singing heart. Roger Campbell is an author, broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.net.The mother with a singing heart Roger Campbell Its a special day for all Irishmen, and, with a maiden name of Cullen and grandparents named Ryan, we denitely need to acknowledge March 17th. Were always inspired with that well-known Irish blessing: May you always have work for your hand to do; May your pocket always hold a coin or two; May the sun shine bright on your window pane; May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain; May the hand of a friend always be near you; And may God ll your heart with gladness to cheer you. And of course, this day also deserves a special meal. After considering all the possibilities (potato leek soup, corned beef and cabbage meatloaf, or shamrock cupcakes), I think well dine on a proven favorite: corned beef and cabbage sandwiches. And my recipe is a bit Americanized. Instead of the traditional rye bread, we prefer whole wheat buns, and, instead of shredded cabbage, we sometimes substitute deli coleslaw (already sauced), but be sure and use thin-sliced corned beef and you can add a bit of shredded onion if you like it a bit spicier. So simply assemble your sandwich, corned beef, then coleslaw, between a whole wheat bun then bake until warm in your oven (5 to 7 minutes) how easy and tasty. And of course, youll be wearing green, and perhaps ending your meal with a dish of green sherbet. Could you ask for more? Happy St. Patricks Day!The wearin of the green ... From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.com First Baptist Church in Nocatee, two long-closed businesses that stood north of there Buck Weevers gas station/ general store and the Heidelberg Bar & Grill, plus Texs Auto Repair (which was once Eds Garage, and before that, M.J. Parrishs used car business), the Hi-Way Motel (formerly the Rush-In Motel), and a portion of the Knights Inn Motel. We cant have progress without change, even if it comes with a nostalgic, emotional price. Think of the many other businesses and homes that have come and gone here since DeSoto Countys creation in 1887 each was special and meant something signicant to someone, and todays changes are no different. Id say the timing of all this change, plus the celebration of history at Pioneer Day is a wonderful coincidence. Its like yesterday meets today at the crossroad of Heritage Street and Progress Avenue, and the road toward a brighter tomorrow awaits us all.GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 Thanks for listening. Im just frustrated that someone had to pay and she felt it should be me.Priscilla McDaniel ArcadiaAirport had successful y-inEditor: Friends of Arcadia Airport would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the volunteers that made the 1st. Rodeo weekend y-in a great success. City Administrator Tom Slaughter and the City Council, Guy Maxcy and the County Commission, Judge Hall and Katie Willis with the Rodeo Association and Robin Youmans at Allied Portables were all part of the solution to making this event happen. Along with local government and corporate supporters there is a need for many hard working volunteers that work the actual event which in this case involved four days to set up, prepare food for meals each day and then clean up after all the pilots ew home. Special thanks go to Joyce Chase, Ross and Paige Clark, Beth Wolverton and Dave Hutchinson who all worked the entire weekend making sure everything went off without a hitch. The Nocatee Circle Singers provided a great evening of song on Saturday that was a big hit. Thanks to them all for making this a great weekend for the visiting pilots. We have already received many thank you emails from those pilots saying that they had a wonderful time visiting Arcadia and promise to come back to see us again. Local events like this are vital to economic development in small communities. The under wing camping weekend attracted pilots from as far away as Atlanta and Miami to attend the Rodeo and spend time shopping on Oak Street. We hope this is a rst step to making our airport a destination airport that will attract pilots to visit DeSoto County from all over the state.George Chase Friends of Arcadia AirportLETTERSFROM PAGE 4 SP17509Want To Get ItsEasyJust SHOP 50456727 Join Us For A Picnic First Christian Church First Christian Church of Arcadia of Arcadia 34 El Verano Ave., Arcadia 863-558-0982 / firstchristianchurchofarcadia.com Lots of Food and Good Music! Free Admission Free Parking S a t u r d a y M a r c h 2 2 2 0 1 4 Saturday, March 22, 2014 1 2 n o o n 5 : 3 0 p m 12 noon 5:30pm EUW*12 noon 5o 30op1awr CarrGAZILEAGE

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 Horses, bulls, dancehall girls fill Arcadia rodeo for fun-packed weekend ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.comTerry Welles leads the riderless horse, with backward boots in the stirrups, in honor of his brother, Kayo Welles, who passed away last year. Another rider less horse honored Ellis Hudson who also died last year. Both men were leaders and staunch supporters of the Rodeo Association. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANA tie-down roping contestant dismounts and races to the calf to tie up three of its legs quickly. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANA barrel racer works in unison with her horse as they round the barrels to make good time. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANIn Team Roping, as the headers loop settles around the steers head, the heeler gets ready to lasso the hind legs. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONSCarl Sharp, Florida Cowboy Poet, serves as Marshal for Saturdays Rodeo Parade in Arcadia. Sharp is a popular entertainer at cattle associations and cowboy gatherings across Florida. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.comKenny Westrope Jr. from Hazlehurst, Miss. rides Strobe Light, trying to hang on for the requisite eight seconds. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.comAlan Frierson of OBrien, Florida, tries to outlast Back Woods for eight seconds for his ride to count in Fridays Saddle Bronc event. The Arcadia All Florida Saddle Club executes the Quadrille, one of the most dangerous performances on horseback that is akin to an equine squaredance. It requires precise timing and control as the horses and riders gallop past each other in exact formations.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONSThe Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian Horses, bulls, dancehall girls fill Arcadia rodeo for fun-packed weekend ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.com Terry Welles leads the riderless horse, with backward boots in the stirrups, in honor of his brother, Kayo Welles, who passed away last year. Another rider less horse honored Ellis Hudson who also died last year. Both men were leaders and staunch supporters of the Rodeo Association. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONSOne of the youngest riders in the parade, Carlton Pearce sits astride her horse, accompanied by her mother, Lacy Pearce. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANBullriding takes a special set of skills to hang onto a one-ton angry animal trying to shake the rider o. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN A tie-down roping contestant dismounts and races to the calf to tie up three of its legs quickly. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONSSteve Stapp, left, rides Takoda, a blind horse, with help from George Pratt. Stapp is raising funds for the care of his horse which he adopted from Jasmines Dream Ranch & Rescue. The All Florida Saddle Club executes the Quadrille with precision. Part of the performance requires riders to race at each other at a gallop, timed perfectly to just miss each other. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.comJoshua Moore of Parrish, Florida, is ranked No. 4 in the Southeastern Circuit in the steer wrestling event. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.comAlan Frierson of OBrien, Florida, tries to outlast Back Woods for eight seconds for his ride to count in Fridays Saddle Bronc event. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14DMS VOLLEYBALL ACTION PAGE 16The DeSoto Middle School seventh and eighth grade volleyball squads opened their seasons against Lake Placid. The DeSoto County varsity softball team kept knocking at the door, but it never opened. The Lady Bulldogs 3-1 district loss to Lemon Bay was hard to take. Statistically the Lady Dawgs won the game but the scoreboard said differently. The Bulldogs scored rst in the third inning on an RBI ground out by Lauren Rotering to score Debbie Brown. The Mantas countered by scoring twice in the fourth without a hit. An error, two walks and a hit batter forced in the tying run and the Mantas added another run to erase DeSoto Countys lead. Starting pitcher Amber Reid led off the home half of the fourth with a double, but was stranded there as the next three Bulldogs ew out, struck out and grounded out to end the inning. After the Mantas added an insur ance run in the fth, the Bulldogs mounted a rally. They had runners on the corners with one out, but another strikeout and y out ended the inning.Missed opportunitiesThe Bulldogs outhit the Mantas 5-3 but couldnt get the big hit at the right time to score more runs. We had runners on but couldnt get the big hit when we needed it, said Coach Billy Hines. The Bulldogs stranded seven runners on base during the game. Reid pitched a good game, scattering just three hits and whifng ve. She seemed to get stronger as the game went on, retiring the nal 10 batters she faced. We were getting on base but couldnt get that key hit, Reid said. Ive been struggling lately but I felt good tonight. I was hitting my spots. The Bulldog defense was strong, especially at the hot corner where Shelby Cross stopped everything in sight and made strong throws across the diamond to keep the Mantas off the bases. The Bulldogs will return to action March 17 as they travel to Punta Gorda in a rematch against the Tarpons.Key hits missing in Lady Bulldogs lossBY STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp.comDeSoto Countys Amber Reid pitched a strong game against Lemon Bay. Reid struck out ve and scattered three hits in the 3-1 loss. Bulldog third baseman Shelby Cross had an outstanding night, stopping several potential hits down the line. The Bulldogs came up short against Lemon Bay 3-1. DeSoto Countys junior varsity starting pitcher Jayla Cowell fanned 11 Lemon Bay hitters in the teams 5-3 win, and said that wasnt even her best game of the season! She recorded 13 strikeouts against Sebring. That game I hit my spots better and just felt more in control than I did tonight, she said. It would be hard to imagine her in more control than she was against the Mantas. Cowell gave up four hits but was tough when she needed to be. An example of that came early, when two singles and a walk loaded the bases with no outs in the second inning. Cowell blew her fastball past the next two hitters as they hit nothing but air. The last out was a harmless bouncer to rst to end the inning.Off to a fast startMeanwhile the Bulldogs scored early to take a 4-0 lead. Hannah Lambright started the game with a nicely placed bunt for a hit. Cowell followed with a single and Allyson Krause knocked in Lambright with a base hit (Krause has gone six-for-seven in her last two games). Cowell scored on a wild pitch and Krause came home on a screaming line-drive single by Sierra Martin. Katie Game singled to lead off the second inning and went to second on an error. Game scored on a base hit by Emily Dyal. From that point on the Bulldogs sent 11 straight batters to the plate and nobody could get on base. Nine of those outs were on ground balls, including seven straight at one point in the game.Cowell stifles rally attemptThe Mantas battled back and scored twice in the third on a walk and single followed by a ground out and a passed ball. They scored their nal run in the fth on a walk and then a double, which was the only extra base hit allowed by Cowell. The Bulldogs were clinging to a one-run lead with two outs in the nal inning and 11 straight hitters had been retired by the Mantas. Cowell then hit a long home run over the left eld fence. The boys on the baseball team said it hit the batting cages, which is quite a poke! I saw it take off and I thought, Oh yeah its gone, she said. When I got to rst I thought maybe it hit the fence but then I saw it and thought, OK, its gone. It was her rst homer in high school. Jayla has a lot of big things for her Cowell leads JV girls over Lemon BayBY STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comJayla Cowell completes her tour around the bases after hitting a long home run to left eld. Her teammates greet her at the plate as DeSoto County defeated Lemon Bay 5-3. Cowell also struck out 11 Mantas in the complete-game victory.JV GIRLS | 17 DeSoto County junior varsity coach Wade Huckaby talks to his team in the clubhouse after a game. The Bulldogs won two of their three games last week. 50456738 863-491-5425 FREE Change your childs future for the better Fusco Full Circle Academy Develop your child's confidence and focus with ourAnti-bullying & ConfidenceBuilding ProgramIn honor of our 10th Anniversary, we are offering our 8-class,anti-bullying program as a free service to our community.thYEAR! !Limited Space Only 15 spotsFor ages 6-12. Begins Tuesday, 3/25. Call to reserve a slot-

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The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian Tennis team preps for rematch ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comFroim left: Vivianna Maldonaldo, Eliza Reyes, Elizabeth Pacheco and Yaletza Palafox get photo bombed as they wait for their match at Port Charlotte to begin.The Lady Bulldogs nal match of the season is March 25 when they host Avon Park. DeSoto County beat Avon Park in their rst match. After starting their season with two disappointing losses to Port Charlotte, DeSotos junior varsity baseball team hoped to get their first win of the season against Bayshore Community Christian. Unfortunately were 0-2 but we played much better the second time against Port Charlotte, and hope to get a win tonight, third baseman Chase Higgins said before the game. Had the Dawgs executed on the field, they probably would have gotten their first W, but poor execution and missed chances resulted in a 13-8 loss. Neither team scored in the first inning even though both pitchers struggled early with control. Bayshore scored five runs off two hits and four DeSoto errors in the second, while the Dogs scored three runs off one hit and two Community Christian errors to make it 4-3 heading into the third inning. Between innings Bulldog pitcher Hunter Browning expressed his displeasure with what he said was uneven umpiring behind home plate. Id put the ball right in the catchers glove on the inside corner of the plate, but I couldnt get the call, he said. Coach Fullerton was more concerned with Brownings pitch count as he was nearing 60 pitches after just two innings, and was hoping the third inning would go quickly. It didnt happen. Seven runners came to the plate, and Bayshore scored three more runs off three hits. The Bulldogs battled back to score four runs in the bottom of the third when they scored four runs off two hits and two errors. Only down by a run and with Colby Scott pitching in relief for the Bulldogs, the team had a little more life as they took the field to start the fourth inning. With two outs and the bases loaded, however, two consecutive Bayshore singles and passive defensive play by the Bulldogs brought in four runs, leaving DeSoto down 12-7. Both teams scored one more run in the fifth to make the final 13-8. Coach Ryan Fullerton was clearly disappointed with his teams play. We didnt execute; we didnt JV baseball falls to Community ChristianBY DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERFrom left: Johnathan England, Mike Daniels, Logan Stevens and Chase Higgins talk strategy before the team faced o against Community Christian. The Dawgs lost the game 13-8. Colby Scott leads o third base and scores on a wild pitch against Community Christian. It was not enough, however, as the Bulldogs lost 13-8.make the routine plays, we had mental mistakes and errors, he said. This is nothing like how we played against Port Charlotte. We just have to keep working and see how things go in our next game (Lake Placid). Hopefully things will get better for this young Bulldog team. F i n d i t F i n d i t Find it i n i n in t h e t h e the C l a s s i f i e d s C l a s s i f i e d s Classifieds W h a t e v e r W h a t e v e r Wh at ever i t i t it i s . i s . is... 50456736 Rotary fY s-4 4rRace Site: Morgan Park Age Groups (M & F) 10 & Under 11-14 15-19 20-24Saturday March 29, 2014 at 8:ooam 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59Make checks payable to: Rotary Club of Arcadia, Inc 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80+Entry Fee: $20 before Mar. 24th to guarantee a race shirt; $25 after Mar. 25th and on race day (no shirt guaran-teed). $10 for kids 12 years old and under (no shirt). T-ShirtT-Shirt SizeRace day registration is from 7:00am to 7:45am; Race starts at 8:00am SHARP!!I understand that entry fees are non-refundable & non-transferrable. In consideration of my entry being accepted, I Intend to be legally bound, and do hereby for myself, my heirs andexecutors Naive all tights and claims for damages which may hereafter accrue tome against the Rotary Club of brcadia, lncand Rotary International, lnc, or any of its respectiveofficers, race .11K, sponsors, or agents from all claims or liabilities of niy participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence on the part of any personnamed in thisPartidpant's Signature: ;pat nV(Guardian dunderthe age of 18)Proceeds go to DeSoto Shcools A.W.D. Program and Rotary dlarities.Mail completed forms and payment to:Rotary Club of Arcadia, Inc P.O. Box 1491, Arcadia, FL 34266Questions? Contact Ron Sevigny: 863-414-3850 or ronald7e@gmail.comT=om' xM IPN SUNK kS

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 Eighth grade volleyball coach Nora Cail teaches power volleyball to her team. Were not always successful, but we try to set up the ball for an attack, she said. At the eighth-grade level if your opponent focuses on simply returning the ball, mistakes while trying to set up the ball can be costly. Against their rst game of the season against Lake Placid, the DeSoto Middle School Panthers couldnt quite put enough attacks away, and lost in two sets 25-23 and 25-16. Behind two Hannah Rogers service aces the Lady Panthers jumped to a 10-5 lead in the rst set, forcing a Lake Placid time out. DMS held the ve-point lead at 18-13 thanks to some sharp serving by Shea Lipe and attack kills by Malyssa Jeter. Lake Placid returned the favor, tying the game at 18 with ve straight service points of their own. Each team then exchanged side outs until Lake Placid scored the nal two points for a 25-23 win. The first-set loss seemed to take some of the spark out of the Lady Panthers in the second set. Down 11-7 going into the fifth rotation, Jeter momentarily surged the Panthers ahead 12-11 with five service points. The lead quickly vanished, however, as Lake Placid scored five straight points and never looked back as DeSoto struggled to keep their serves in down the stretch, dropping the second set 25-16. Most of the Panthers mistakes came from missed opportunities on free balls given to them by Lake Placid. Cail knew they let the game slip away a little bit but was pleased with the aggressive play. The girls played aggressive and we had opportunities. We played power volleyball and lost some points but thats OK, she said. Some of our attacks were soft and with time we hope to hit with a little more power. Middle hitter Heather Murphy agreed. Im still working on my approach steps in the jump, she said. The Panthers are optimistic for the rest of the season. As one player stated after the game, Were not going to be like last season, we are going to be 9-1 for the year.Eighth graders fall in openerBY DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERShea Lipe shows good form in setting the ball during the Panthers game against Lake Placid. Hayleigh McCall, Malyssa Jeter and Keirstyn Berrera prepare for a serve from Lake Placid. The Panthers lost the match in two sets. Winter Reception honors student athletes PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERSarah Bennett receives the Academic Award from Athletic Director Jarrett Zolkos for maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA during the girls basketball season. Prince Powell receives the Academic Award for boys basketball from Athletic Director Jarrett Zolkons during the Winter Sports Reception. Girls varsity basketball coach Joe Davis lets his two seniors, Ladeja Dennis and Tishonna Riley, give a few words of wisdom to their underclassmen teammates at the Winter Sports Reception. Boys varsity soccer head coach Tracy Hay hands Oscar Ponce the Most Improved Award at the Winter Sports Reception. Ladeja Dennis receives the State Farm Sportsmanship Award from agent Don Knoche during the Winter Sports Reception. M i c h a e l D e r h o d g e O D Michael Derhodge O.D. T h o m a s Q u i g l e y M D Thomas Quigley M.D. FREE EYE EXAM FOR NEW PATIENTS Complete medical exam with one of our board certified eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and test for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to US Citizens 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 2/28/14 No Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service., examination or treatment which is performed as a result of reimburse with 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance plans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal. 50456686 B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s 3 3 0 N B r e v a r d A v e ( 8 6 3 ) 9 9 3 2 0 2 0 330 N. Brevard Ave (863)993-2020 N e x t t o F a r m C r e d i t b u i l d i n g Next to Farm Credit building Code: AR00 ealt!Dovm lMQMc PRA ? MaW64 wm Qmv&--r W.7

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The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian The boys and girls tennis teams lost to Port Charlotte and the girls also lost to Hardee. The girls team is very young and inexperienced but is showing signs of improvement. The varsity baseball team had a rough week, dropping a game to Hardee 9-2 and getting shut out by district foe Lemon Bay 6-0. The junior varsity baseball team was the only DeSoto County team to beat a Hardee team last week, as they edged the Wildcats 6-4. The varsity softball team struggled with three losses last week. They lost to Lake Placid and Hardee, and also came up short against Lemon Bay to end the week. The JV softball team fared a little better as they went 2-1 during the week, with their only loss coming at the hands of Hardee. They beat Lake Placid 14-6 and edged Lemon Bay 5-3.Upcoming games The varsity baseball team will travel to Port Charlotte today to meet the Pirates. They will host Avon Park at 7 p.m. next Tuesday and Bayshore at 4 p.m. on March 18. The JV baseball team will visit Avon Park Monday. The JV and varsity softball teams will travel to Punta Gorda to take on the Tarpons Monday. The track and eld team will continue their road meets with a meet today at Moore Haven, and at Charlotte at 9 a.m. March 22 for the Tarpon invitational. They nish their season March 27 at North Port. The boys tennis team will be home tonight for a 4 p.m. match with Avon Park, and will nish their season March 24 at home against Hardee. The girls tennis team will host Avon Park at 4:30 p.m. on March 25. The weightlifting team will travel to Venice on March 19 and Avon Park on March 24.BY STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR Newly appointed seventh grade volleyball coach Kelly Mercer was a bit nervous going into the season, as she would be coaching for the rst time. The former DeSoto High School volleyball player took on the challenge of putting a team together from scratch. With more than 30 seventh graders try ing out for the team and fewer than 15 practices before the teams rst game, Mercer had her hands full. After selecting the team, Mercers biggest hurdle was teaching the players basic volleyball skillswhich by itself takes hours of instruction and repetitionyet still guring out how to t in the rules, team play, strategy and transition of the game before competition began. Despite the time restraints, Mercer did an excellent job of focusing on skill development and keeping the game play as simple as possible. The most glaring weakness during the teams rst match against Lake Placid was the process for substituting players in the game. We forgot to work on that Mercer later admitted. As for skill development, a parent who observed some early practices summed it up best: If you had seen them the rst practice to now, it was a pretty impressive improvement!Game actionAs their rst game against lake Placid was about to begin, the girls said they were more excited than nervous. Mercer said she was more concerned the girls were properly prepared to play. Those worries faded quickly as the score stayed close during half of the rst set. A Stephanie Whitmore service ace forced Lake Placid to call a time out with the Panthers down 20-17. Lake Placid then scored ve out of the next six points to win the rst game 25-18. The second set wasnt as close as Lake Placid jumped to an early 10-3 lead and cruised to a 25-13 victory. The excitement and smiles remained for Mercer and the players after the game. Mercer said, Its all new to them and therefore we were very timid and Seventh graders learn volleyball basicsBY DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERAnnie Cortez and Sophia Sokolosky (4) get ready to switch in the front row in a game against Lake Placid. The seventh grade team lost in two sets Seventh graders Harley Boden and Callie Cassels prepare to receive a serve during recent game action against Lake Placid. The Panthers dropped both sets in the match.hesitant out there. It just takes more reps and more time. They may have lost the game, but the team and the coach seem to have a good attitude and perspective on what they need to do. in her future. She had 11 strikeouts and you cant be any more proud of her than that, said coach Wade Huckaby. She is hitting her location a lot better. They didnt get any earned runs off her. Im really looking for some big things from her in the next couple of years. Cowell seems to pitch better when there are runners on base. 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NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, WANITA L. SCHNEIDER A/K/A WANITA LOIS SCHNEIDER A/K/A WANITA SCHNEIDER, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN P AMELA S. GARTZ, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF WANITA L. SCHNEIDER A/K/A WANITA LOIS SCHNEIDER A/K/A WANITA SCHNEIDER, DECEASED LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 64 South Lake Street Bergen, NY 14416 CURRENT ADDRESS: 64 South Lake Street Bergen, NY 14416 ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN P ARTIES 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 AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in DESOTO County, Florida: EAST 1/2 OF LOT 32; ALL OF LOTS 30 AND 31, AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 29, BLOCK D, RIDGEWOOD SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 85, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are r equired to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Ronald R Wolfe & Associates, P .L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with 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 or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks NOTICE OFACTION3116 in the The Arcadian. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 21st day of February, 2014. Mitzie McGavic Clerk of the Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 3/6/14 & 3/13/14 234766 3011112 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CASE NO. 2013CACA000526AXMA REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JAMES AARON JOHNSON, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): ALL UNKNOWN HEIRS, CREDITORS, DEVISEES, BENEFICIARIES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF LEMMURREL JOY JOHNSON YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: THE FOLLOWING LOT, PIECE OR P ARCEL OF LAND, SITUATE LYING AND BEING IN THE COUNTY OF DESOTO, STATE OF FLORIDA, TO WIT: LOTS 7, 8, 9 AND 10, BLOCK F, EL DORADO PARK, BEING A SUBDIVISION OF W 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 38 S, RANGE 25 E. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on McCalla Raymer, LLC, Jessica D. Levy, Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 660, Orlando, FL 32801 on or before April 11, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice 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 demand in the complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 10th day of march, 2014. Clerk of the Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk Published 3/13/14 & 3/20/14 338116 3014454 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014DR106 IN RE: THE MARRIAGE OF THOMAS P. GODGOUT, Petitioner and NOTICE OFACTION3116 ELEANOR J. GODBOUT, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DIS SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: ELEANOR J. GODBOUT, 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 the Petitioner, THOMAS P. GODBOUT, whose address is, 1076 SW Cindee Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 on or before April 4, 2014 and file the original with Desoto Clerk of Court, 115 East Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, FL 34266, 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 this 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. Y ou 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. Dated: February 26, 2014 MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ M. Harris Deputy Clerk Published 3/6/14, 3/13/14, 3/20/14 & 3/27/14 131159 3011090 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 142014CP000018CPAXMA Division Twelfth IN RE: ESTATE OF Donald Richard Coker a.k.a Donald R. Coker Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of Donald Richard Coker a.k.a. Donald R. Coker, deceased, whose date of death was January 24, 2014, and whose social security number are xxx-xx-4958, 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 A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" NuHARBORCR4SE( 1clchratin, k cmur ieiny .r-------------7 --------------J

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 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 March 6, 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 Representatives: Donna P. Davis 12090 Shawnee Rd Ft. Myers, FL 33913-2020 Carmen C. Ware 103 Bruce Avenue, N Lehigh Acres, FL 33971-1818 Published 3/6/14 & 3/13/14 228541 3011101 NEEDCASH? NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 13-CA-429 FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCATION, Plaintiff, vs. PEARIE JACKSON; CRYSTAL BAY AT KINGSWAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 12th day of December, 2013, and entered in Case No. 13-CA-429, of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCATION is the Plaintiff and PEARIE JACKSON; CRYSTAL BAY AT KINGSWAY CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. and UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, 11:00 AM on the 27th day of March, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: UNIT 805, CRYSTAL BAY AT KINGSWAY, A CONDOMINIUM ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM FILED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 44, PAGE 179 AND AMENDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 449, PAGE 377, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND ACCORDING TO THE GRAPHICS DESCRIPTION CONTAINED IN CONDOMINIUM BOOK 1, P AGE 142, AND AMENDMENTS THERETO, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER WIH THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT THERETO, AS DESCRIBED IN THE DECLARATION ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 3rd day of March, 2014. By: /s/ Jennifer N. Tarquinio Bar #99192 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 3/6/14 & 3/13/14 107507 3011651 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 14 2009 CA 001061 Section: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, v. TIM F. CHANNEL A/K/A TIMOTHY F. CHANNEL A/K/A TIMOTHY FRANCES CHANNEL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TIM F. CHANNEL AKA TIMOTHY F. CHANNEL A/K/A TIMOTHY FRANCES CHANNEL NKA LACET CHANNEL; AMBER CHANNEL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN P ARTIES 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 AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 13, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 14 2009 CA 001061 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 20th day of March, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the South door of the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 26, FRUITVILLE ESTATES, AS PER MAP OF PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 62, TOGETHER WITH A 2003 MOBILE HOME VIN# FLFL370A30347CY21 AND VIN# FLFL370B30347CY21. 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. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerk`s Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated at ARCADIA, Florida this 28th day of February, 2014 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT DeSoto COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ B. Wynn Published 3/6/14 & 3/13/14 329037 3011642 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIRCUIT CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013-CA-057 OCEAN BANK, a Florida Banking Institution, Plaintiff, v. JPGD, LLC, FRANCISCO NESLON DE SOUSA, PETER N. DESOUSA, GASTON N. CANTENS, ROBERT J. JULIA, TENANT(S) (IF ANY) (TENANTS), SPOUSES, ESTATE(S), HEIR(S), DEVISEE(S), AND ASSIGNS (IF ANY) and ALL P ARTIES MAKING ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE PROPERTY AND/OR THE RENTS COLLATERAL AND/OR THE UCC COLLATERAL AFTER THE FILING OF THE LIS PENDENS IN THIS CASE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage dated February 24, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA-057 of the Circuit Court for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, NOTICE OFSALE3130 Florida, wherein OCEAN BANK, a Florida Banking Institution, is the Plaintiff and JPGD, LLC, FRANCISCO NESLON DE SOUSA, PETER N. DESOUSA, GASTON N. CANTENS, ROBERT J. JULIA, TENANT(S) (IF ANY) (TENANTS), SPOUSES, ESTATE(S), HEIR(S), DEVISEE(S), AND ASSIGNS (IF ANY) and ALL PARTIES MAKING ANY CLAIM AGAINST THE PROPERTY AND/OR THE RENTS COLLATERAL AND/OR THE UCC COLLATERAL AFTER THE FILING OF THE LIS PENDENS IN THIS CASE, are the Defendants, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at: DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida, 34266 at 11:00 a.m., on April 3, 2014, the following described property: See Exhibit A Attached herewith and made a part hereof. EXHIBIT A ALL P ARCELS LOCA TED IN DESOTO COUNTY P ARCEL 1 Beginning at SE corner of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 and run North 1169 feet West 15.83 chains, South 19West 833 feet, East 660 feet, South 19West 330 feet, East 778 feet to beginning, less East 40 feet of the South 1169 feet of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4. Section 19, Township 37 South, Range 25 East. AND Beginning at SW corner of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 and run West 118 feet North 19East 155 feet to beginning then North 19East 165 feet East 660 feet South 19West 165 feet W est 660 feet to beginning. Section 19, Township 37 South, Range 25 East. AND Beginning at SW corner of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 and run West 118 feet to beginning then North 19East 165 feet East 660 feet South 19West 165 feet West 660 feet to beginning. Section 19, T ownship 37 South, Range 25 East. AND P ARCEL 2 That part South of the Center of the run of Hay Pond Branch of the following described land; Begin at the Southeast corner of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 25 East, and run West on land line 15.06 chains to A.C.L. RR r/o/w, thence North 22 degrees East 11.8 chains, thence South 74 degrees East 11.14 chains to East line of said Section, thence South on land line 8.10 chains to point of beginning. AND Begin at Northeast corner of Section 19, Township 37 South, Range 25 East, and run South on land line 2.3 chains, thence West 15.03 chains to A.C.L. RR r/o/w, thence North 22 degrees East along said rightof-way 2.45 chains to North line of said Section, thence East on land line 15.06 chains to point of beginning. Less and except East 40 feet thereof. AND P ARCEL 3 That part North of the center of the run of Hay Pond Branch of the following described land; Begin at the SE corner of Section 18, Township 37 South, Range 25 East, and run West on land line 15.06 chains to A.C.L. RR r/o/w, thence North 22 degrees East 11.8 chains, thence South 74 degrees East 11.14 chains to the East line of said Section; thence South on land line 8.10 chains to point of Beginning, less the East 40 feet thereof and Subject to easement in O.R. Book 428, page 13. Property Address: 4001 Turner Avenue, N.E. Arcadia, Florida 34266. HWY 17 N.E., Arcadia, Florida 34266. 1902 Burnham Street, N.E., Arcadia, Florida 34266. 4039 Turner Avenue, N.E., Arcadia, Florida 34266. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS PROCEEDS 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. W itness my hand and the seal of this Court, at DeSoto County, NOTICE OFSALE3130 Florida, this 25th day of February, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk Louis K. Nicholas II, Esq. Ocean Bank Legal Department 780 N.W. 42nd Avenue, Suite 500 Miami, Florida 33126 PH: (305) 569-5172 FX: (305) 569-5615 Email: Inicholas@oceanbank.com Frank Ribel, Jr. Esq., Attorney for JPDG, LLC, Francisco Nelson De Sousa, Peter N. DeSousa, and Robert Julia 25 East Oak Street Arcadia, Florida 34266 Email: frankribeljrlawyer@embarqmail.com Gaston E. Cantens, Register #98911-004 FCI Butner Low, Federal Correctional Institution Old NC Hwy 75 Butner, N.C. 27509. Tenant 4001 Turner Avenue, NE Arcadia, Florida, 34266. Published 3/13/14 & 3/20/14 368924 3014450 T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 609 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-08-TD Description of Property: LOTS 4, 5, 6, AND 7, BLOCK H A.W. GILCHRISTS SUBDIVISION OF THE SE1/4 OF THE NW1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANG 24 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, 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 63. Names in which assessed: CHRISTIANNA SINGLETON & ROGERLINE WAY 255 W 127TH ST APT 6A NEW YORK, NY 10027 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 APRIL 2, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 21st DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 2/27/14, 3/6/14, 3/13/14, 3/20/14 112132 3008303 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that TC T AMPA 1, LLC PNC CUS TC T AMPA 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 1570 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-09-TD Description of Property: LOTS 207 AND 208, ELLER AND TURNER ESTATES, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 78. TOGETHER WITH A 1982 SKYLINE SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME. IDENTIFICATION #H33770G. TITLE #20785730. RP#12175990. Names in which assessed: ANGEL MANUEL ROLON ESTATE 2080 SE E & T CIRCLE ARCADIA, FL 34266 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on T AX DEEDS3132 MARCH 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 13TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 2/20/14, 2/27/14, 3/6/14 & 3/13/14 112132 3004750 OTHER NOTICES3138 PUBLIC NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA NOTICE OF ORDINANCE READING AND PUBLIC HEARING YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the second reading of the following Ordinance will be made by the City Council of the City or Arcadia, Florida on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in Council Chambers at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Avenue, Arcadia, Florida. The Ordinance to be considered at said second reading and public hearing are as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 997 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA; CREATING ARTICLE III OF CHAPTER 98 OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA CODE OF ORDINANCES; REGULATING IMPOUNDMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT THEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. That the original of said Ordinances may be inspected by the public at the City Clerks Office at the Administrative Offices, 23 N. Polk Street, Arcadia, Florida, and that any interested party may appear at said meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinances. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or public hearing, they will need a r ecord of the proceedings and for such purpose, they will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which r ecord includes the testimony and evidence upon which their appeal is to be based. Penny Delaney City Clerk Publish: March 13, 2014 ADVERTISE! ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 FRI & SAT 3286 NE Dav is St.. 8-? Something fo r ever y one SAT MAR 15TH 8 3 Rain or shine. 2009 N w Richard Ave, off Howard Ave. SAT. MAR 15th9-1 Craigs RV Park Annual Craft & Bazaar. Lunch will be served. 7895 Ne Cubtitis Ave. HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 2 KOHLER TOILETS Can email pics $40 863-491-1404 LIGHTING 1 dining room light and 1 entryway light. Can email pics $45 863-206-5966 DOGS6233 AMERICAN BULLDOG puppies. Sold NKC reg., shots, wormed, health cert. $800 Call 941-5858675 CHEVY7040 2003 IMPALA-dependable CLEAN, 75K miles $5,988 941-312-5890 dlr FORD7070 2004 FORD RANGER XL Just 67K miles! NEW! $5,988 941-312-5890 dlr 2006 FORD F-150 XL w/topper, NEW! 97K miles $11,988 941-312-5890 dlr MERCURY7100 2006 GRAND MARQUIS PREMIUM, New! 66K miles $9,988 941-312-5890 dlr JAGUAR7175 2000 JAGUAR XJR Supercharged! 91K Miles $8,988 941-312-5890 dlr LEXUS7178 1999 LEXUS LS400 One owner! Only 57K miles $11,988 941-312-5890 dlr T OYOTA7210 2007 TOYOTA RAV4 88K miles like new, $11,988 941-312-5890 dlr ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES7250 1972 CHEVY MONTE CARLO Great Shape $13,500 OBO 863-494-1074 AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 M otor Home/Trailer Storage 40 Pole Barn. High & Dry. 50amp service avail. Rent $275 per mth 863-444-0246 Arcadia NeedanewRide? FinditintheClassifieds! 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The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian Langford (and formerly Commissioner Jim Selph) running a tight ship that allows for constructive and orderly dialogue among commissioners, staff and the public. Everyone, staff included, must address the BOCC from the podium and identify themselves (even if theyve previously spoken). When Frierson was appointed mayor, she was hesitant to take on the role, saying she would need the councils help to fulll her obligations. But this is one responsibility she must shoulder herself. She was given a gavel for a reason, and its meant to be used for more than just opening and adjourning meetings. Just because most of the citys meetings are attended by a familiar crowd, thats no excuse for not enforcing basic meeting protocol. If Frierson cant do better than her current efforts, then perhaps its time to pass the responsibility to someone else.OUR VIEWFROM PAGE 4 He entered the world as Marian Bandy. But he got famous as Moe, the rodeo clown and extraordinarily gifted country singer who will be appearing with other music legends on March 22 at the Six Gun Country Music Showcase. Moe Bandys signature vocals are so authentic, in fact, one mans father wanted to name his son Bandy, but my mom didnt let him, the man posted online under Moe Bandys Cowboys Aint Supposed to Cry video. Another equally enthusiastic fan posted this about Bandys performances: This is Real Country Western Music!! Bandy represents authentic, a traditional voice in country music. His story-telling is back-dropped by steel guitar, ddle, piano and harmonica, a comfort drifting like a summer memory over four decades in country music. I enjoy performing more now than 30 years ago, Bandy says. I see (the audience) singing along. They know the words. It is a very special feeling. A legend now, Bandys musical journey took time to gain speed. Like 10 years. He was in sheet-metal work, bull-riding, performing in San Antonio honky-tonks. To speed the process, Bandy spent his savings for studio time in Nashville, recorded, returned to Texas, and back to the beer joints. He enjoyed the struggle, he says. Things changed in the1970s when his I Just Started Hatin Cheatin song played on the radio. BOoom an overnight sensation: Honky-tonk to opening for Merle Haggard. Bandy the Rodeo Clown, written by Lefty Frizzell, whose brother David appears with the Six Gun Showcase, cemented Bandys place in country music legend. Bandy uses humor to describe his early success. With one hit song, I would open for Buck Owens and the Buckaroos, he says. Id play a medley of my one hit. And then cover songs I hoped the other performers on stage werent doing Ive always said I was a 10-year overnight success. As Bandys solo career gain global traction, he moved sharply into a new direction, teaming rst with Joe Stampley (Good Ol Boys), in the late 1970s forming a brief duet with fellow Six Gun Country Music Showcase legend Janie Fricke. The duo had a CMA song of the year in 1979 (Its a Cheatin Situation). Moe Bandy is excited to visit Arcadia, to join his fellow music legends for the one-day show. Were all friends, he says. They cheer you on, and you cheer them on. Its just fun.Six Gun County Music Showcase feature artistsBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENTA Janie Fricke and Moe Bandy duet is song magic. As are country ballads with Janie Fricke and Johnny Duncan, Janie Fricke and Merle Haggard, Janie Fricke and Charlie Rich, Janie Fricke and Charlie Pride. You get the point. And her early performance career is a great story. Remember the jingle, For the seafood lover in you? Even then, her rich voice washes over you like warm breezes. Janie Fricke is a part of the Six Gun Country Music Showcase on March 22. Other Six Gun performers, which include Moe Bandy, along with David Frizzell, Carrie and Debbie Moore, John Conlee and T.G. Sheppard, will be in the wings when she performs. Shes that good. Dont believe it? Watch Janie Fricke and Moe Bandy online perform Its a Cheating Situation. That video prompts a flurry of fan postings. Janie Fricke you are my idol, writes one web poster. You are the best enter tainer of all time ....and the top female vocalist ever ... Blessings to you and your family all the day long ... your fan Brenda. Another Janie Fricke fan gushes: Please tell her, the poster writes, that I love Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, and all the other newcomers (female country singers), but in this mans humble opinion, she was THE BEST EVER ... Tell her that for me, would ya?? Thanks. Janie Marie Fricke (pronounced Frickie) is from Ft. Wayne, Indiana, where she learned piano, performed at school proms and FFA functions. She sang in coffeehouses, the Indiana University campus (earning a degree in elementary education), modeling her performance style on folk legends Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell. Transitioning to Memphis, she performed backup harmony and sang jingles for Coca-Cola, United Airlines and the iconic Red Lobster ditty. Ronnie Milsap did the same to get his start, Janie Fricke says. Janie Frickes career sky rocketed singing alongside country legends like Merle Haggard, Crystal Gayle, Mel Tillis, Loretta Lynn and Eddie Rabbit. Her solo career flourished with a string of hit performances that includes Dont Worry Bout Me Baby, It Aint Easy Bein Easy, and Tell Me a Lie. She was nominated for a performance Grammy for best female/ country vocalist three times, sang film themes, and has traveled worldwide in her distinguished career. Ultimately, Janie Fricke will be remembered as one of countrys finest women performers.Moe Bandy: The rodeo clown who turned America upside down A MINUTE WITH MOE BANDY:Question: What was home like? Bandy: My mother played piano, my dad guitar. We played parties and family outings. It was good. Question: You played? Bandy: Fiddle, a little bit. I did talent contests as a little kid. Somebody must have been impressed. Question: What did you learn from Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, the big boys? Bandy: They taught me to walk on stage, to talk to the people in the audience. It was like going to school. Now its in my DNA. MEET MOE BANDYName: Marian (Moe) Bandy Jr.: Hometown: Meridian, Mississippi Notable awards: Academy of Country Music Most Promising Male Vocalist 1976, ACM Song of the Year 1979, ACM Vocal Duet of the Year 1979, Country Music Association Vocal Duet of the Year 1980, ACM Vocal Duet of the Year 1980, Video of the Year 1985 | MUSIC YOU MAY KNOW Bandy The Rodeo Clown Till Im Too Old to Die Young Americana Its a Cheating Situation Just Good Ol Boys Barstool Mountain Janie Fricke: Legends early music included duets, pop jingles A MINUTE WITH JANIE FRICKEQuestion: Why are traditional country songs so memorable? Fricke: Theres a lot of emotion, a lot of hurt, deception, cheating and lying. Its sad but reality. And if you hear a song like that, it strikes you. Especially if youve experienced that. Question: Modern country performers dont seem to focus as much on these issues. Fricke: People in general dont dwell on pain like they did twenty or thirty years ago. Question: You have a long career. Fricke: I hope its the humanness (in my voice). That it has impact. Question: Whats your favorite stage memory? Fricke: Connecting (with the audience). Question: Least favorite? Fricke: Fear! JANIE FRICKE AT A GLANCEHometown: South Whitley, Indiana Lives: Dallas, Texas Born: Dec. 19, 1947 MOE BANDY FROM JANIE FRICKES IT AINT EASY BEIN EASY Surely you can sit down for a while Maybe you can even smile And Ill try to pretend that you love me again But it might take me a little while I know youll be holding me tight Youll know when the moment is right When I was broken in two it was all because of you But baby I need you tonight (Chorus:) It aint easy being easy Oh no Youre the one who took my heart and my soul You walk away and left me out of control It aint easy being easy Oh no JANIE FRICKE BANDY THE RODEO CLOWN Who was once a bull hooking son of a gun Now who keeps a pint hid out behind chute number one Who was ridin high till a pretty girl rode him to the ground Any kid knows where to nd me Im Bandy the rodeo clown In the ridin and the ropin I was closin in on number one Now in dreams at night I ride on that silver saddle I never won. Since she left me the whiskey takes me to the rodeo grounds, Where the cowboys think Im handy Im Bandy the rodeo clown. (Chorus) I could ride em all The bulls and the broncs knew I was boss But the ride that woman took me on broke a whole lot more Than this old cow boys bones. While the tears on my makeup melt my painted smile into a frown. The crowd thinks Im a dandy Im Bandy the rodeo clown ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ .1 I

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 An old farmers adage is when the whip-poor-will calls its time to plant the corn. In Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings autobiographical Cross Creek she wrote: The rst whip-poor-will may call in late February or early March. I cannot guarantee his accuracy as a weather prophet, but I have never known frost to come after that rst plaintive heart-tearing cry. Like many, she did not realize at rst that our spring through fall resident bird is not the whip-poor-will, but chuck-wills-widow. Both birds begin to arrive here in late February to early March. The whip-poor-will is a migrant and stops here only briey on its way to the northeast and midwest states. It does not nest here. Chuck-willswidow breeds here and stays until early October, when they y south to the West Indies, Mexico, or South America. The whip-poor-will winters in our area south to Honduras. The scientic family name Caprimulgidae means goatsucker, but it is a myth that they will rob goats of their milk. Another name for this unusual and distinctive family of birds is nightjars. Both birds are helpful insect eaters. They are seldom seen; their voice is their identifying characteristic. These birds are known by what their distinctive call sounds like. Listen closely and you can distinguish between these two birds. The whip-poor-wills call is three notes with accent on the rst and third syllables. Chucks call is four notes, with the accent on the third syllable. The rst syllable may be almost inaudible or an inhaled rasp, but the accent is always on the wid. Chuck may also make a single note sound like a frogs croak or a hard tongue cluck often preceding the longer call. Both birds call only during the mating season, from early March to the end of August, and are silent the rest of the year. They will frequently call numerous times from dusk to dawn, without stopping between calls. But to hear the whip-poor-will in summer youll have to go north. Usually we hear the whip-poor-will only a few times in spring; chuck-willswidow calls through the summer. Rawlings relates in Cross Creek of hearing the call during a full moon when her orange trees were in bloom, and going out to the grove and dancing with her dog and cat. We can attest that if one does alight near your bedroom window and begins its incessant calling you might as well get up and dance as you wont get much sleep. One ornithologist in South Carolina noted counting 837 consecutive calls. The whip-poor-will is the smaller of the two birds and is about the size of a blue jay. Chuck-wills-widow is about the size of a large dove or pigeon. Both are entirely nocturnal and rarely seen during the day when they are at rest on the forest oor. Chuck-wills-widow is sometimes seen perched lengthwise on a branch. We have only occasionally startled one when walking in the woods. The coloring of both is a blotchy brown and gray, enabling them to blend in with their surroundings. They have a tiny vestigial beak, but their mouth opens to a gaping 2 by 3 1/2 inches. The huge mouth is surrounded by bristles that help to funnel in insects. Their wings have rounded tips and they usually y close to the ground, scooping up moths, beetles and other insects. Occasionally a small bird is taken accidentally, but they do not prey on songbirds. At night their eyes reect red. These birds do not build a nest. Usually two eggs are laid on the bare ground. During the day the parents rest nearby. Eggs are whitish with splotches of lavender, brown and buff. Two clutches may be laid. If the eggs or young are disturbed, the parents may move them to a safe location by scooping them up in their mouth. The young are faintly patterned with mottled colors so they blend with the leaf litter, and can y short distances even before fully feathered.Why the whip-poor-will callsOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke ksmoke@embarqmail.com PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (DICK DANIELS) The whip-poor-will and Chuck-wills-widow are known by what their distinctive call sounds like. Both birds are helpful insect eaters. They are seldom seen; their voice is their identifying characteristic. The coloring of both is a blotchy brown and grey, enabling them to blend in with their surroundings.CALLS | 23 DeSoto students learn the value of local agriculture Members of DeSoto County 4-H Clubs help with the AgVenture event. Pictured are Katie Turner, Haylie Barnhill, Aubree Patton, Kori Davis, Haylei Macall and DeSoto County Princess Callie Cassels. The 4-H clubbers helped the participants get to their next presentation and kept things moving smoothly. Some of the many 4th graders from DeSoto County Schools learn rst hand how citrus products are grown, harvested and made into sellable products during AgVenture held at the Turner Center in Arcadia on March 7. The program was planned by Kristie Popa, 4-H agent for DeSoto County. Some of the community organizations participating were Joshua Citrus, Florida Department of Forestry, Mosaic, Florida Sweet Peaches, Portable Home Gardens, Bethel Farms, Dakin Dairy, Quinn Cattle Company, DeSoto County Young Farmers Association, Parker Blueberries, DeSoto County Historical Society, and beekeeper Mark Negley.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY THOMAS SIMMONS FirstBaptistChurch1006N.BrevardAve Sunday,March16th@6P.M. 50456731 1006 N. Brevard Ave Sunday March 16th 6 PM THEBROTHERSter! -BLACKI r` fl !f F7 D

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The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian Goatsuckers live near eld margins where they feed on many crop-destroy ing pests. They were once much more numerous, and populations continue to decline, perhaps because of the widespread use of pesticides. Nighthawks are in the same family, and are not related to hawks. Theyre also known as bull-bats because of their acrobatic bat-like ight. They are also one of our spring-through-fall residents. Nighthawks have angled pointed wings with a white bar on the underside. They have a very distinctive ight; wings swoop down in deep strokes, and they glide on upraised wings. Males will often dive sharply and then pull up with a rushing or booming sound. They may be seen ying during the day and also often around bright lights at night. Their call is an eerie pinging whistle. They also lay their eggs on bare ground, or in urban areas sometimes on gravel rooftops. Listen for these signs of spring and see if you can distinguish between the calls of the whip-poor-will and chuck-wills-widow.CALLSFROM PAGE 22 These pets need the luck o the Irish These pretty pets asked an Irish leprechaun to help nd them good homes. They are available at DeSoto County Animal Services, 2048 N.W. McKay Street, or call 863-993-4855 for more information. Three beagle-mix puppies, 10 weeks old, are available for adoption. Called Larry, Moe and Joe, the three would love to have the luck of the Irish and nd new homes! They are all males and would make fun and lovable companions. When Irish eyes are smiling, these three adorable black lab mix pups will be happy. Two females and one male, named Tootsie, Tinky and Tubs, would love a new home for St. Pattys Day. They are nine weeks old and are marked with white bibs and toes. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANBaby Girl is a 4-year-old Golden Retriever/cur mix. She is partially house-trained and knows some basic commands such as sit, stay and paw. If she is the pot o gold ye have been looking for, give a call to the DeSoto County Animal Shelter. Roada has a bright Irish smile, which is amazing considering what shes been through. She was found by Animal Services sta after being run over by a truck. They didnt know if she would make it, but now shes a lively and lovable mix between a German Shepherd and Tervuren (Belgian Shepherd) from which she gets her lovely dark leg and face markings. And she has a natural bob tail. She will bond quickly with her new owner as this dog has a lot of love to give. Scruy is a 6-month-old male Briard with unusual chocolate coloring. Hes very energetic and lovable. He gets along well with other dogs, but anything else that runs, he will likely chase. Scruy will be about 50 pounds when full grown. If youd be wanting a little Irish Spring in your step, Panda is a your girl. Shes a 13-month-old Border Collie with a sweet personality and great leash skills. She is great with children, doesnt mind cats (although she might try to herd them!), she gets along with chickens, and she is a smart dog who learns quickly. Heres another Irish redhead, a medium-haired male cat called Marmalade. Hes one year old, neutered, and people friendly although hes a tad nervous in new situations. He has luxurious thick fur and pretty golden eyes. Liza is a female tuxedo Siamese mix. She is a year old, loves people, and gets along well with other cats. She has lovely markings and gold/green eyes. If its an Irish redhead youll be lookin for, Red may be your boy! He is a lovable, energetic red-nose pit bull. Hes two years old and very playful. He does not get along well with cats he believes they were created for him to chase and be can use a little leash work but he is partially house-trained. rfntb rfntnbbf f rrfnt 50456735 Tobacco FreePartnershipf DeSOto County

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, March 13, 2014 are a lot of great employees at the hospital, and I would go from department to department and nd ways to make each more efcient, he said. I will not go around ring staff; I want them to know that if I came aboard Ill be there to help them, not get rid of them. And although he admits he took both the DMH board and administration by surprise, he hopes to convince them he has the hospitals and the communitys best interests in mind with his proposal. I see a lot of value in Vince, and I want to sit with him and see if we can reach some sort of agreement, he said. Between me, Vince and the doctors, Im sure we can quickly restructure what needs to be done to ensure DMH is here for the community for the long run. Badenhorst and Sica have yet to discuss the issue, but they are scheduled to meet Tuesday And if he and DMH cant come to agreement, Badenhorst says there will be no hard feelings, and he would continue improving his facilities to help the community. Im here for the long haul. Weve increased our beds by 10 percent, and were hiring more staff, he said. I certainly dont need to do any of that, but I want to so I can help improve the health care for local residents, and I will continue to do so regardless of the hospital outcome. But my main hope is that we can have a mutual goal to make this hospital a success, and I see no reason why it wont work.LOOKFROM PAGE 2 school closing on its Facebook page. We have been working all day with assistance from the Health Department, Gary said Tuesday. EPA did some initial screening today and they cleared several areas including all school buses. Cleanup at the school was to continue Wednesday, and the school set up a checkpoint at the bus loop for a few hours in the morning and again in the evening, where parents could bring clothing, shoes, books and any other material about which there was any concern, and have it examined to assure it was not contaminated. Turnipseed said the investigation was thorough, involving sinks, drains, trash cans and lockers. EPA has been wonderfully support ive, Gary said, and she also praised the assistance and fast action of the Health Department. The student who brought the material to school appeared to have done so without realizing the how hazardous mercury can be. The school district is currently seeking permission for EPA to investigate the students home to assure there is no contamination there. For the latest updates, visit the school districts website at www.desotoschools. com. For specic details on the health risks of mercury visit http://1.usa. gov/1qupfrB for an EPA reference. The Arcadian will continue to post updates on its Facebook page.Water Authority payment disputeSchool Board Attorney Bucky Waldron said the school district and county commission may have a disagreement concerning money paid to the county by the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority. Waldron said from 1999 through 2012, the authority paid money to DeSoto County because, as the host county, DeSoto (and the school district) are losing the taxes they might otherwise have collected on the sizable properties constituting the authoritys treatment plant and reservoirs. The annual pay ment was split between the county and the school district, and meant a $375,000 payment to the schools. The agreement establishing this payment was modied in 2005 to change the formula for calculating the payment, but otherwise the money kept coming to the school board for another seven years. Waldron said the Interlocal agreement between county and schools expired in 2003 but nevertheless the payment continued. But in 2012 the county came up with a new interpretation of the agreement under which it felt it no longer had to share the payment with the school district; it could keep the full sum (around $750,000) for itself. The county has no present plans to reevaluate its position. Board Member Ronny Allen said, If the county tells you they wont raise the issue unless the school district forces them to, then we need to force it. Attorney Connie Collins spoke to the water authority and learned the author ity had no specic intention of stopping any payments to the schools. The 2005 change in the agreement was intended only to simplify how the tax payment was calculated. The schools are not even a party to that agreement. The School Board agreed that Waldron will ask the county to put the issue on the agenda for its next meeting. The county needs to know were serious, he said.Athletic unityBoard Member Rodney Hollingsworth asked about the progress in considering whether to change the middle and elementary school mascots and colors to match the Bulldogs of the high school. Some members reported calls from their constituents agreeing it would promote more unity and pride in the district. Members agreed the principals and athletic directors should begin developing plans to convert their school colors and mascot, which it is recognized may take a few years to accomplish.SPILLFROM PAGE 2 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. 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