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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, March 20, 2014 24 pages / 50 cents COWBOY POET HERE SAT.Legendary cowboy poet Carl Sharp visits Arcadia at the Six-Gun Contert.PAGE 17 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Family Album ..........5 Calendar ..............5 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........22 KIDS GOING HUNGRY: New study says 1/3 of DeSotos children worry if theyll have enough to eat ........ 2 ECONOMIC HELP: DeSoto Co. participating in states pilot program on economic development ........... 3 RODEO WINNERS: Find out who won at this years rodeo and took trophies for the parade ............... 21 INSIDE Like us on Facebook The Arcadia City Council unanimously approved the receipt of ve nalist applications for the citys administrator position. The applications were recommended by the City Administrator Search Committee, which reviewed nearly 30 submissions before narrowing the list down to ve for the councils consideration. The nalists include: Stephen A. Holsinger, city manager of Willows, Calif.; Paul H. Poczobut Jr., city administrator in Ada, Minn.; Eric C. Rindeisch, village administrator/ clerk/treasurer for Edgar, Wisc.; Tom Slaughter, Arcadia interim city administrator; and Michael G. Standley, client development manager for BaskervilleDonovan Inc., in Panama City Beach. The committees recommendations allow the council to move into a formal interview process with each candidate. The council heard from representatives of the Smith Brown Community Foundation, who are interested in leasing the Smith Brown Gym so it can be renovated and converted into a community center. The Foundations hope is to renovate the building through grants and other funding, to serve as a center for youth programs, adult education and training, as well as other community events. Long-term, the group would also like to incorporate Louis Anderson Park as part of the center. Ashley Coone said the Foundation would like to have a lease in place with the city within a year, but asked the city Administrator list narrowed to top 5By STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORLIST | 5 The team from DeSoto County Volunteer Fire and Rescue won rst place in the Barbecued Rib Cookoff during the DeSoto County Historical Societys 10th Annual Pioneer Day Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park in Arcadia. This makes the third consecutive year that they have taken top honors in the contest. The Boca Boys team from Boca Grande Fire and Rescue scored second place, and the the Bottoms Up team from Tice Fire and Rescue took third prize. Also competing was the Cracked Rib team from Lee County Medical Services. The Historical Society thanks Bruce Collins for coordinating the competition.Ribs sizzled for Historical Societys BBQ contestBy CAROL MAHLERDESOTO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO PROVIDED BY CAROL MAHLER ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comHannah and Kylee Bryan from Cape Coral enjoy cranking the siren on the antique re engine at Pioneer Day. DeSoto County Volunteer Fire and Rescues rst-prize team with their trophy. Turn to page 24 for more photos. Kassie Kemp from the Florida Public Archae ology Network in Tampa demonstrates making rock tools to Ryan Williams, 7, a student at Memorial Elementary School. Pioneer Day, held at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park, had many history-based activities for children.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANChildren of all ages are drawn to the non-elec tric wooden toy display by Al and Karen Smoke. No ashing lights, no bells or whistles are needed for lots of old-fashioned fun. RCJX I ) I AN. iYAVIA TWA41-P 1.*lawA elmftd'we7 -052521,516216


Arcadian | Page 2 The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Arcadian Publisher .............................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DeSOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto ..............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore Susan Hoffman Steve Bauer Tami Jewell Jackie Bierman Kyle Gallimore 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 ONLINE Like The Arcadian on Facebook Groundbreaking research on child hunger in Sarasota and DeSoto counties reveals that alarming numbers of children are food insecure and worry about the source and quality of their next meal. Commissioned by All Faiths Food Bank and Gulf Coast Community Foundation, the new study is one of the most comprehensive child-hunger studies ever conducted and gathers information directly from the perspectives of children. The study gives children a voice and they are worried about not having enough food, said Sandra Frank, chief executive ofcer of All Faiths Food Bank, which serves Sarasota and DeSoto counties. Together with our partners, we can make sure that New study shows a third of DeSoto students worry about hungerSUBMITTED BY GULF COAST COMMUNITY FOUNDATION HUNGER | 3 DeSoto Memorial Hospital Foundation held its 8th Annual Texas Hold Em Tournament on March 13 at The Elks Lodge in Arcadia. The help and support of The Elks Lodge, the volunteers, sponsors, and players made this event successful. The following people are recognized for all their hard work and support: Volunteers: Bonnie Molloy, Kathy Bradt, Trudi Super, and Lois Hilton. Sponsors: Dr. Vaidy Nathan at Arcadia Internal Medicine Associates, JG Big Star Productions, Health Trust Purchasing Group, Monarch Medical, Coastal Property Group of Florida, OMS Insurance Group, Orange Blossom Hauling, Beryl Grifs Jr. & Nancy Webster, Hospital Housekeeping Systems, Dr. James McClusky, Mr. Roy Kirkpatrick at DeSoto Land Surveying, LLC, SunTrust Bank, Carl & Libby McKettrick, Dr. Michael McNulty at DeSoto Veterinary Services, Shred Quick, McNeary Insurance, Patsy Symons, John & Trudi Super, Sarasota Pathology, Dr. Robert Hamilton at West Coast Anesthesiology and Lykes Insurance. Players: Robert and Susan Bennett, David Bishop, David Carson, Charles Carter, Andrew Crites, Johanne Deslongchamps, Joe DiCeasere, Joe & Courtney Gallimore, Stephen Heine, Barney Hutson, Teter Hutson, Tony Hutson, Tim Kilkelly, Judy Kirkpatrick, Candy Kendrick, Joe & Devin LaCava, Jackie Manget, Dr. Martin, Carl McKettrick, Pat Mercer, Edward Misner, Dr. Mohammadbhoy, Gary Osgood, Jorge Sanchez, Vince Sica, Kristen Spahr, Jerry Spurgeon, Frank Rassano, Bob Rastouski, Jacques Renaud, Omar Rendon, Gary Utz, and Peter Watson. Final Table and Winners: First Pat Mercer; Second Peter Watson; Third Johanne Deslongchamps; Fourth Bob Rastovski; 50/50 Winner Gary Utz.DMH Foundation announces poker winnersSUBMITTED BY ANDREA GRIFFISDMH PHOTOS PROVIDEDBonnie Molloy hands a check to second place winner Peter Watson, and Kathy Bradt gives the rst place check to Pat Mercer, who became an 11-point buck at the Elks Lodge where the Texas Hold Em tournament was held. 50/50 winner Gary Utz is at far right, with, from left, Dr. Vaidy Nathan, Kathy Bradt and Bonnie Molloy. Bonnie Molloy, left, and Kathy Bradt stand with the fourth place winner, Bob Rastovsky. Third place winner Johanne Deslongchamps. center, receives her winnings from Bonnie Molloy, left, and Kathy Bradt. 50456757 Oak Hill Baptist Church Proudly Presents Larry Ford in Concert 5104 NW Oak Hill Avenue Arcadia, FL 3426 Telephone 863-494-6224 Larry Ford is a Grammy award winning tenor who has committed his life to singing the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Larrys music career began when he climbed up on a chair at five years old at his home church in Levelland, Texas. Accompanied by his mother on the piano, he sang his first solo, How Great Thou Art. Fifty years later, Larry still sings, How Great Thou Art. He has sung it in English, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Italian and Norwegian. Larrys music ministry has taken him to 49 states of the United States and to more than thirty foreign countries. Sunday, March 23rd 6:00 pm I`L4+2rOak Hill Baptist


The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Page 3 | Arcadian The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and DeSoto County have launched the Competitive Florida Partnership. The partnership began with meetings between the DEO and the DeSoto Economic Development Advisory Committee to pinpoint challenges, barriers and strategies for economic growth. DEOs Competitive Florida Partnership program assists rural communities in developing a targeted, specialized approach to economic development tailored for each communitys unique assets. This meeting intro duced county leaders to the program and served to inform DEO about the community and its current economic development efforts. DeSoto Countys determination and hard work to invest in their community will pay off for Florida families, said Governor Rick Scott. DEOs Competitive Florida Program is creating opportunities for economic innovation and growth in our rural communities. The sessions included current and new economic development strategies, as well as identifying the community vision and future economic growth goals. DEO staff participated in a tour of the community to highlight places, ideas and projects instrumental in DeSoto Countys economic growth and revitalization. We are excited to work with DeSoto County on exploring new ways to promote economic development and create opportunities for its residents, said Jesse Panuccio, Executive Director of the DEO. Our department looks forward to sharing best practices and collaborating with DeSoto County and the three other pilot communities to cultivate newand promote existingresources to strengthen the local economy.Community conversationsThe next step for DeSoto County is to generate a community discussion to engage the public, stakeholders and business leaders in economic development strategies and to participate in the community asset mapping. Competitive Florida helps communities map their strengths and identify what makes them unique. A team of experts from DEO and state agency partners will visit the community again to evaluate the assets for opportunities to make improvements or enhancements. DeSoto County is an excellent choice to participate in DEOs new pilot program, said District 26 Senator Bill Galvano. The potential to showcase all the great assets in this county, while strengthening economic partnerships and job growth is what makes DeSoto County a wise choice. We all know rural Florida is lled with bright and driven people, yet sometimes they struggle to advance economic development opportunities, to no fault of their own, said District 56 Rep. Ben Albritton. I have every belief that my friends in Desoto County will benet from this partnership, and as their Representative, I welcome any and all help to create jobs in one of the most impoverished communities in our state. Once DeSoto Countys top assets are inventoried, DEO will provide strategies and suggestions on how the assets can be utilized to improve quality of life or economic gain to the community. This information will ultimately inuence the development of the communitys economic development strategy. DeSoto County is excited to be participating in the Competitive Florida Pilot Program, said County Coordinator Mandy Hines. We have worked diligently on a number of initiatives over the past several years we feel can be brought together under the program with the goal of developing an actionable economic development strategy for our community. For more information regarding the Competitive Florida Partnership, please visit: competitiveorida.DEO teams with DeSoto for economic growthSTAFF REPORT children have the food they need to survive and thrive. Broken into two reports titled On the Edge I (Sarasota County) and On the Edge II (DeSoto County) the study found alarming numbers of children in high-poverty, Title I schools in both counties who fall into the category of food insecure. One step away from hunger, food insecurity is dened as having limited or uncertain availability of, or inability to acquire, nutritionally adequate, safe, and acceptable foods due to nancial resource constraint. Food insecurity was demonstrated in students responses to questions about the quality of food they were eating because their families were running out of money, worrying that food at home would run out, and food actually running out. If children are worried about food at home, they will not be able to focus at school, said Teri A Hansen, president and CEO of Gulf Coast Community Foundation. The challenges these children will face and the assistance they may need will follow them long into the future. As a community, we must develop and invest in systemic solutions to hunger and nutrition. The recession dramatically increased the severity of food insecurity in our region and the demand on All Faiths Food Bank, which distributed 7 million pounds of food last year through 195 partner agencies, schools, and programs. In DeSoto County, well over one-third of children live below the poverty line. According to Frank, unemployment is actually now the stronger predictor of food insecurity, meaning that even families living above the poverty line are struggling to put food on their tables. She adds that cuts in federal hunger-prevention assistance like Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benets exacerbate the problem. Based on the survey data and the context of food insecurity trends and national divestments in hunger prevention, the researchers make several rec ommendations focused on nutrition, food access, and the psychological and physical effects of worry and anxiety on children. The recommendations include: Provide more nutrition education programming in schools for students, teachers, parents, and guardians. Expand access to fresh, nutritious food and retail supermarket outlets. Strategically expand food nutrition programs and develop targeted approaches to alleviate food insecurity rather than one-size-ts-all models. Develop regional approaches in or der to impact a critical mass of children and families. Increase student resilience and coping strategies. The child-hunger study was conducted by Edumetrics Resources Group. The researchers utilized a rigorously developed survey instrument called the Child Food Security Survey Module, which was the basis of a 2009 study to determine levels of food insecurity among students in Cook County, Illinois. More than 3,600 students responded to the Sarasota/DeSoto County survey, making it the largest study to date based on the CFSSM. 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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 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 | GRITS & PIECES | LETTERS TO THE EDITORCity water bill disputedEditor: To the Arcadia City Council/ Utilities Whats up with my water bill? $84.27 per month is ludicrous for no shower, washer etc. If I dont pay it on time I get a $25 late charge. The last two months bills, January and February, have been due on the 4th of the month. Now all of a sudden it is moved up to April 1. Had I not scrutinized it, I would have just paid it by the fourth as usual and accrued the late charge. Is this going to be an every month occurrence? Do I keep losing three days every couple of months? A new ploy to raise capital? I understand its supposed to be raised regularly around twice a year. Keep it up and well all be run out of business. One more late charge and you can come shut it off. Ive already shut off my phone and credit card machine to cut costs, so the water will be next. Ill just take my trash home and walk to the Margaret Way building to use the bathroom facilities. Give small businesses a break! Do you want your ghost town back?Flo Rife Maddys Antiques Downtown ArcadiaCongratulations on a great rodeoEditor: This was the first time in over 10 years that I havent spent at the Arcadia All Championship Rodeo. I started out in the ticket office and serving BBQ dinners, then proudly graduated to working the scoreboard with Terry Starnes and his crew. Four years ago I fulfilled my dream to become a member of the All Florida Saddle Club Quadrille Team. For various reasons I did not participate in the rodeo this year. But on opening day of the rodeo my thoughts wandered to the arena. I knew the schedule, what time Id have hooked up the trailer, loaded the horse, parked at the grounds and so my day went. After work, as I neared the turn to the South Gate of the rodeo grounds, it was calling my name and so I took it. I was able to park where the Quadrille Team was staked out. I learned that the days performance was flawless and I was so proud. Then I continued my trip south to Fort Ogden. Later, I headed back north on Highway 17. As I neared Nocatee the southbound traffic seemed miles long. Of course The rodeo had just let out. Traveling north there was one car trying desperately to turn left in Nocatee and so everyone stopped and waited, and waited. We were at a standstill, at the mercy of both the car turning left and the flood of vehicles traveling south on 17. With a smile on my face I eased my Jeep into neutral, sat back and basked in the moment. Those folks had traveled from around the state to see the Granddaddy of Them All! The southbound cars were full of people wearing bright new bandannas and cowboy hats, and gesturing to their companions. And I knew they had got what they came for. As the traffic slowly started moving north again, I was sorry for the folks who sat impatiently in traffic, for they did not grasp the relevance of the moment. The rodeo is our heritage, its who we are, what we do, and is an ingrained part of our culture. I was proud to be an Arcadian that day. I believe I just might saddle up the old paint mare when Quadrille practice begins again in the fall.Wendy Hunter ArcadiaHabitat does Jesus workEditor: We Arcadians are blessed. We have Habitat for Humanity working with and through Jesus for all mankind: working according to Jesus will and Jesus way. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian organization. Habitat (is) actively complying with Jesus prophesying of Man, including Arcadians, that we will do greater works than Jesus has already done, that all man can do greater works with Jesus now. We are charged to do so according to Jesus will and Jesus way. Habitat for Humanity exemplifies that everyone can, with Jesus, set forth greater works, includ(ing) praying. An example of a grater work set forth by Habitat for Humanity is Providing a Business, enabling deserving people and children to live in safe homes.Mary White Arcadia Fireflies, broken knives, and memories money cant buyThe other day at the coffee shop I ended a statement in a conversa tion with I aint seen something like that in a coons age. My buddy Blake who works there replied, I havent heard that expression in a coons age! And that got me to thinking. Theres a lot of things I havent done in a coons age or more, and Im betting the same could be said about you! Take, for instance, how long has it been since you licked a stamp to go on an envelope? Theyre soon to come out with a postage stamp to commemorate rock icon Jimi Hendrix, and Im kind of glad theyll be stick-on ones, remembering how some nuts would put LSD on the lick-on stamps back in the day. How long has it been since you dialed for operator and actually got hold of a real, live operator? I bet its been awhile since you stepped into a real phone booth and closed the folding glass door behind you too, hasnt it? Last one I ever saw was in Skagway, Alaska, in 2006, and Ill be checking to see if its still there this June. I think as we get older (and busier) we tend to forget about stuff we used to do things that are all part of history now. Of course, some of it is better off being in the past, such as using outhouses and dumping chamber pots, right? And lets not forget about blowing on an injury painted with merthiolate, trying to stop it from burning. Im talking about things like being wakened in the morning by the clinking of glass bottles being delivered and picked up by the milk man. I bet its been awhile since you lit one of those little green coils at the drive-in theater and put it in the little aluminum foil tray on the dash of your car to keep mosquitoes away. Good luck even finding an open drive-in these days! Most of the boys I grew up with carried pocketknives, even to school. And for church, some of us even had Sunday-go-to-meeting knives. We played all the usual knife games that Ive written about before, plus a few of us foolish boys would try to stick them in trees. You can just imagine what happened if we kept it up too long wed break part of the blade off and have to start saving allowance money all over again for a new one. Those were mostly the cheap ones, and if Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson | 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. 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The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Page 5 | Arcadian Family Album FAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to A memorial service for Remus Griffin will be held starting at 2 p.m. March 30 at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park in Arcadia. Friends and family are encouraged to share their photos, stories and memories at the service, and also on Remus Griffins Facebook page which has been kept open for that purpose. Anyone with ideas for the memorial or who would like to help may contact Donna Baggott via Facebook.Memorial service for Remus Griffin set GRIFFINMadolyn Smith reached the age of 96 years on January 18, 2014. She was born in Arcadia, Florida in 1918 to Summer Fussell and Zilla Ann (Murphy) Fussell. Her father was the Express Agent at the Arcadia Train Depot west of Arcadia. She became a member at the First Baptist Church of Arcadia at the age of 13 under Rev. W. D. Nowlan. In 1938 she married Hugh Morgan Smith of Arcadia and moved to South Miami, Florida. Hugh owned and operated a machine shop and they adopted one son, Greg. After Hugh passed away in 1976, she moved back to Arcadia in 1984 and moved her letter back to First Baptist Church of Arcadia from South Miami Baptist Church. She became a substitute Sunday school teacher for the Madolyn Smith at 96By CHARLOTTE NYMARKFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ARCADIAyounger children. Madolyn remembers when Billy Graham was still in college in the late s and he, along with some classmates, came to South Miami Church to perform gospel music. But they locked their instruments in the trunk of the car along with the car keys, so Billy preached. Madolyn had the opportunity to spend some time with Billy Graham and remembers him just as he is today, a kind, sincere, and loving person. She is the last surviving member of the Edith Scott Sunday School Class, which honored Edith Scott for 50 years of teaching Sunday School from 1906 to 1956. The 17 original members were very active in the Women on Mission Union, assisting with social meetings in the church parlor which included lunch in the restaurant across the street from the church on Polk Avenue, and trips with the Keenagers group. Madolyn remembers that the class was short three or four chairs for their class and all of the ladies pitched in to purchase them. The picture of Jesus praying in the garden that hangs on the wall in the Edith Scott Sunday School classroom today was from Madolyns mothers home. In 2013, Madolyn fell and broke her leg, and she now lives at Arcadia Oaks Assisted Living Facility. She says, Stop by and visit for a while. Madolyn is the oldest member of First Baptist Church of Arcadia. She attributes her longevity to the good Lord. Pastor Matt Clayton said, Madolyn has been a loving and strong asset to the church and now its time for us to honor her with our visits and best wishes for a speedy recovery. PHOTO PROVIDED BY JANE POWERSThe DeSoto Memorial Hospital Auxiliary honored two members at its March meeting. From left: Fran Etheridge has served 200 hours, and Joan Hite has served 1,500 hours.Hospital auxiliary members recognizedto enter into a memorandum of under standing with the group prior to that. Wed like to have the lease in place in a years time, which would be contingent upon us securing the proper funding, she said. The council was unanimous in its support of the project, with Mayor Alice Frierson saying the community should rally around the idea. This is a fantastic idea, and I would hope you get all the civic organizations in the area behind you, she said. You certainly have my support for this project, and Id like to have a council member present at your meetings to stay updated on your progress. Councilman Keith Keene volunteered to be the councils representative, say ing, You dont know how excited I am to sit here and listen to all the plans you have for this building. Its something thats long overdue and desperately needed here.Budget on trackFinance Director Beth Carsten said the city is now 44 percent through its scal year, and to date the budget is tracking close to expected levels, with revenues and expenditures within budget limits. Weve had some issues with certain items that have gone over budget, but they are things like repairs for department vehicles we cant control. There isnt anything terrible so far, she said. Carsten added that after discussions with the citys insurance agent, Lew Ambler, the projected budget shortfall because of increases in health insur ance premiums might not be as harsh as expected. At the moment I see a $22,000 shortfall, but I think it will be less than that, and theres a chance there wont be a decit at all, she said. 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Arcadian | Page 6 The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 fourth Saturday of every month starting at 8 a.m. Dozens of dealers line the sidewalks on and around West Oak St. For information, visit; to inquire about booth space, call 993-5105. Peace River Audubon plans a trip to Babcock Cecil Webb Wildlife management Area. Meet at 7 a.m. at the parlk entrance Pay Station. The target will be the Red Cockaded Woodpeckers, which leave their nest holes around 7:15 a.m. Brown-headed Nuthatch and Bachmans Sparrow are other specialty birds there. Entance free to Florida residents over 65, otherwise $3/person or $6/car. Take I-75 to Tuckers Grade exit, then east 1/4 mile. For details call 586-214-0203. The NAACP meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday of the month at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave. Fit DeSoto meets the fourth Saturday of the month for a free exercise class and run/walk at Morgan Park. High energy and fun! Arrive by 10 a.m. in workout clothes, running shoes with a towel and water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY The New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Limestone will hold its Pastors Third Appreciation Celebration on March 23 at the church, 5095 Washington Ave. in Ona. Rev. Louis Rentz, Pastor of Blessed Hope M.B. in Lakeland will speak. For information, call Sister Charlie Mae Jones, program coordinator, at 494-3466 or 399-0019. Oak Hill Baptist Church presents Larry Ford in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 23. 5104 N.W. Oak Hill Ave., Arcadia. Call 494-6224 for details. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY Mar. 24, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Morgan Park, Arcadia Hike: With Florida Master Naturalists John Phillips and Jamie Reynolds through live oaks, cypress and unusual vegetation. Voluntary donations to Sierra Club are gratefully accepted. Reserve: 941-639-7468. Alzheimers Support Group every 2nd Sat. & 4th Mon. at Arcadia Oaks ALF. 11 am, complimentary lunch. DeSoto County Historical Society board meets at 5:30 p.m. fourth Mondays monthly at the Ingraham Seed House on W. Gibson St., Arcadia. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every fourth Monday at 5 p.m. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. All are welcome. A women-only G.I.R.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-426-7655 or visit www. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. TUESDAY The Habitat class for March 25 will be Frauds and Scams presented by Phyllis Schwartz, Volunteer C.A.S.E. Manager, DeSoto County Sheriffs Office. The free class is at 6 p.m. at the SunTrust Bank, second floor. Open to the public. Light refreshments served. Fusco Full Circle Academy, in honor of its 10th anniversary, is offering its 8-class anti-bullying program as a free service to the community. Develop your childs confidence. Limited space so call early: 491-5425. Ages 6-12. Classes begin March 25. DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in room 103, County Administration Building, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday in the School Board meeting room, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, starting Nov. 12, at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North, Arcadia. For information, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Suncoast Community Blood Bank is open from noon to 6 p.m. today at 710 N. Brevard Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Arcadia. For more information, call 993-9366. WEDNESDAY A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Emily Hatcher will be held from 4-7 p.m. March 26 at the DeSoto County 4-H Extension Office. Hatcher is raising money to travel to Nebraska to take part in a national 4-H shooting competition in June. Dine in or take out; spaghetti, salad, garlic toast, dessert for $7. Drinks $1. For details call the 4H office at 993-4846. Citrus growers will join Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association for a luncheon at Bobby Krauses Barn, 2503 Ralph Johns Road, Wauchula, for the first of two Spring Grower Round Tables 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 26. For more information call Katie Marks at 494-0061 or email The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on March 26, at the ELCFHDeSoto office,4 W. Oak Street, Suite H in Arcadia. To participate via conference call, dial 1-866-628-8620 and enter participant code 504163#. The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland will meet on March 26 immediately following the Finance Committee at the ELCFH-DeSoto office, 4 W. Oak Street, Suite H in Arcadia. To participate via conference call, dial 1-866-628-8620 and enter participant code 504163#. Been There Ranchers and Farmers Club meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. at 1 p.m., first clubhouse inside South Entrance of Arcadia Village Country Club. North of Walmart, Highway 70. Call Max R. Fitzpatrick at 863-494-6257. Free. Tours, speakers, conversation, friends, fun all welcome. The AA Serenity Group Anniversary Night is held at 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Eagles, 150 S. Polk Ave., now offers Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. THURSDAY Eric Christensen, South Florida State College physics and astronomy professor, invites the public to a star party nfrom 9-10 p.m. March 27. Telescopes will be provided. You will observe deep sky objects, which are stars and galaxies outside of the solar system. Star parties are weather dependent and will be canceled in the event of heavy cloud cover or rainy weather. Check the current status at: http://sfcc-astronomy.wikifoundry. com. Bring blankets and lawn chairs dress accordingly. The star parties meet in Avon Park near Ridge Area Arc on Baltimore Street, located along College Drive, one mile east of SFSC, or just off Memorial Drive. Parking is on Baltimore Street. For information, call Christensen at 784-7363, or email christee@ Caregiver support group meets at 1:30 p.m. at DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at DeSoto Memorial Hospital Medical Plaza, 1006 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. For more information, call DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at 494-8432 or Hospice of Southwest Florida at 993-0662. The Family Safety Alliance meeting for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties is held the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at the McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call 941-316-6009. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Potluck/barbeque before the meeting. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. FRIDAY MAPP committee and VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) meet at 9 a.m. third Fridays at the Family Service Center, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents Friday Night Live with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrust drive-through). For information call 244-4341. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY The Arcadia Rangerettes will have a car wash and sell chicken barbecue lunches for $7 from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Bank of America parking lot. They are raising funds to attend the regional competition. For more information, call Jackie Tucker at 993-0083. The New St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Limestone will hold its Pastors Third Appreciation Celebration with an Appreciation Banquet on March 22 at the Turner Center. Donation: $15 adult, $10 children. For information, call Sister Charlie Mae Jones, program coordinator, at 494-3466 or 399-0019. First Christian Church will hold its church picnic on March 22 at 34 El Verano Ave., at the corner of El Verano and Maple. See Takoda the blind horse and learn how you can help stop animal abuse. The Antique Fair takes place in downtown Arcadia on the NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY 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 941-5750651; or email $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. Family Safety Alliance for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties, sponsored by Department of Children and Families, meets at 4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Lakewood Ranch Northern Trust Banks community room, 6320 Venture Drive, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call Kerri Gibson at 941-316-6129. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from SPECIAL Food fight! Eat out through March 24 and help Habitat for Humanity! Several local restaurants As Sandwiches, Beef OBradys, Bulls Eye, Clock, El Charro, El Pirata, 50s Diner, Pizza Hut, Reef & Beef, Slims, Taco Express, Terra Fried, Caf Italiano, Arcadia Chicken and Chilis to donate $1to Habitat to help build homes for deserving DeSoto families. 50456754 Community Community Conversations Conversations YOU! We Need To Hear From NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS DESOTO COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The Board of County Commissioners will hold special Community Conversation meetings to receive input from residents. The four meeting dates in different areas are designed to make attendance accessible and to provide multiple opportunities to participate. The Community Conversations are a great way for your elected officials to gauge what is important to those they serve. The information collected, and the priorities you put forth, will be compiled and presented to the County Commissioners, committees, and others. If you are not there, or you choose not to voice your priorities, they cannot be captured! Locations and Dates: April 2nd 6-8 PM Nocatee Elementary School 4846 SW Shores, Nocatee April 3rd 6-8 PM 1st Baptist Church 9500 SW Hull Ave, Fort Ogden April 9th 6-8 PM Turner Center Exhibit Hall 2250 Roan, Arcadia April 10th 6-8 PM Kingsway Country Club 13625 SW Kingsway Cir, Lake Suzy 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. Please note two or more DeSoto County Commissioners may be in attendance at the meeting and may participate in discussion of the issues. For more information, please visit 4


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Arcadian | Page 8 The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Another former DeSoto County Sheriffs jail officer was sentenced Monday in federal court for his role in the beating of detain ee Jody Holland last year. Vincent Carlucci had earlier pleaded guilty for lying to investigators after Holland was severely beaten in the DeSoto County Jail. According to a civil lawsuit for damages filed by Holland last week, Carlucci stood by and did nothing while another deputy beat Holland. Carlucci has been sentenced to serve 10 months in prison plus a year of supervised release. In addition, he will pay a fine of $1,000. Although there are no allegations that Carlucci actively took part in the abuse, he was terminated by DeSoto County Sheriff Will Wise when it was learned he watched as Holland was beaten, yet failed to report it. Carlucci was one of three DSCO employees who were fired in connection with the beating; the others were Steven Rizza who allegedly conducted the beating; and Ashley Cross who, like Carlucci, reportedly observed the attack and did not tell authorities. Former jail captain Ray Kugler retired after the incident; he pleaded guilty in federal court to lying about the case to federal investigators. He was sentenced in February to three years of probation and 150 hours of community service. Holland filed a civil suit last week against Rizza, Carlucci, Kugler and Deputy Dale Scott for their alleged roles in either conducting the beating or attempting to cover it up after the fact. Published reports indicate Holland is seeking $3 million in damages. Holland was initially jailed last year after his then-girlfriend, who was working as a nurse in the jail at the time, alleged he had abused her and then violated a domestic protection order.Carlucci sentenced for role in Holland beating HOLLAND |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. PHOTO PROVIDED BY DCSOOn Feb. 20, Sgt. William Albritton and Cpl. Ronald Bairos of the DeSoto County Sheris Oce responded to Walmart in Arcadia on a report of a man who was unresponsive in the checkout line. The quick actions of both ocers in administering CPR was a key factor in saving this mans life. The DeSoto County Sheris Oce has learned from this mans family that he is doing well and recovering. Sgt. Albritton and Cpl. Bairos were each presented with a Meritorious Life Saver Award by Sheri William P. Wise commending them for their heroic action in rendering aid.Two DCSO officers commended for saving a lifeThe Florida Highway Patrol reported that Jeffrey Worth was killed March 12 on S.E. West Farm Road, where he had been walking his dog around noon. His body was reportedly discovered by a postal carrier. Worth was employed at the DeSoto Correctional Institution. FHP investigated the incident and stated it appears to have been a hit-and-run. FHP believes Worth was Man killed by large vehicle or trailer in hit-and-runstruck by a large vehicle or trailer. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Cpl. Louis Smith at 941-751-8350. The DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Jeffrey Lynn Anderson, 53, 10400 block of S.W. River Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: none. Jose Louis Andrade, 33, 1000 block of S.E 7th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: habitually driving while license is suspended. Bond: $2,000. Roosevelt Camble Jr., 37, Stone Gate Apts., Arcadia. Charge: domestic battery by strangulation. Bond: $10,000. David Allan Carr, 51, 11800 block of S.W. Loop Terrace, Arcadia. Charge: 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, and illegal use of credit cards to obtain under $100 value. Bond: $2,000. Glenda Ranae Coker, 41, 2600 block of N.E. Burnham Road, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft between $100$300. Bond: $120. Christine Allane Cole, 29, Bradenton. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Julio Rafael Delmonte, 21, 2700 block of Rowena St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Francisco Abila Diaz, 39, 1400 block of 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability. Bond: none. Amanda Evans, 32, 3000 block of N.E. Tony Drive, Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $1,120. Julie Mearns Haga, 52, 1500 block of S.E. Cherry Drive, Arcadia. Charges: two counts of failure to appear. Bond: $5,000. Justin Orlando Luna, 23, Wauchula. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $1,500. Phillip Martinez, 33, 2400 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Douglas Drail McCuiston, 20, 1700 block of N. 17th Ave., Arcadia. Charges: unarmed burglary of occupied structure, interfering with custody of a minor and two counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. Joshua David Miller, 29, Zephyrhills, Fla. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jose Pantoja Rangel, 64, 200 block of Winifred St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $820. Urbana Vara Rodriguez, 49, first block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Paul Mitchell Skinner, 44, 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: failure of sex offender to report name or residence change. Bond: none. David Robert Stevens, no address, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Michael Brandon Vandyke, 31, 1600 block of S.E. Cherry Drive, Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: none. Tony Youngblood, 43, 1000 block of S.W. Golden Ave., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $200. Akeenn Jayta Blandin, 29, 200 block of N. Hernando Ave., Arcadia. Charge: trespass. Bond: $250. Francisco Diaz Casas, 25, 1900 block of Hancock St., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Alex Castillo, 20, 2200 block of E & T Circle, Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Amanda Renee Daughtrey, 35, 100 block of S. Volusia Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $5,000. Tashari Shante Edwards, 20, 700 block of OHara Drive, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Berliesla Hatcher Flowers, 47, 1800 block of S.W. 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. Guillermo Alvarez Garcia Jr., 20, 3800 block of Knollwood Drive, Arcadia. Charge: grand theft between $300-$5,000, unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and dealing in stolen property. Bond: $11,000. Michelle Renea Guthrie, 44, Candler, N.C. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Aurelia Hamilton, 45, 100 block of N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Harvey Larenzo Johnson, 45, Port Charlotte. Charge: aggravated battery where offender should have known victim was pregnant. Bond: $5,000. Francisco Alvarado Moreno, 37, no address, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Edgar Olvera-Ruiz, 18, 1700 block of S.E. Apple Drive, Arcadia. Charges: possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $2,740. Larissa Donnetta Wilson, 19, Port Charlotte. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Austin Lee Durie, 26, Jacaranda Trails Apts., Arcadia. Charge: out-ofcounty warrant. Bond: none. David Arthur Gonzales, 29, 700 block of N. Lee St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Benjamin Tyrone Wiley, 29, 1500 block of N.W. Eucalyptus Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jeremy Joey Martinez, 19, Winter Haven, Fla. Charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $120. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Derek Matthew Conrad, 40, 1500 block of S.E. West Farms Road, Arcadia. Charges: driving with a sus pended license, third or subsequent offense, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $11,000. Justin Ray Beverly, 23, 10200 block of S.W. Madison Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $7,500. Shelia Jane Machado, 55, first block of Glendora Ave., Arcadia. Charges: grand theft between $300$5,000 and dealing in stolen property. Bond: none. Arnulfo Machado-Cruz, 68, first block of Glendora Ave., Arcadia. Charges: grand theft between $300$5,000 and dealing in stolen property. Bond: none. Joseph Wayne Strowell, 40, 5300 block of S.W. Shores Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Antoine Terrell Furlow, 29. 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: knowingly driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,000. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Alexis Dawn Poole, 19, 1900 block of S.E. Maryland St., Arcadia. Charge: possession of liquor by person under 21. Bond: $120. Kevin Adrian Barragan-Aguilar, 19, 1100 block of S.E. Ohio St., Arcadia. Charge: possession of liquor by person under 21. Bond: $120. Damien Taye Alexander Garcia, 20, 1600 block of S.E. Hargrave St., Arcadia. 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The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIES 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 The American ag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Joseph Paul McClellandJoseph Paul McClelland, 81, a lifelong resident of Zolfo Springs, Fla., died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at his home. He was born Jan. 31, 1933, in Hardee County, Fla. Mr. McClelland was a member of Arcadia Church of God, and served in the U.S. Army. He was retired, formerly working as a transport driver with the State of Florida, primarily at the former G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital, and was also a cattle rancher. He is survived by his wife, Alice McClelland of Zolfo Springs; sister, Eloise (Darrel) Scott of Zolfo Springs; two stepdaughters, Brenda Armstrong of Arcadia, Fla., and Deborah Blackmon of Cape Coral, Fla.; stepson, Mitchell Collier of Cape Coral; two nephews, Dale and Randy Scott; and two nieces, Theresa Myers and Sharon Addison. Visitation and funeral services were held Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Friendship Chapel in Zolfo Springs. Pastor Stevie Grifn ofciated. Interment was at Friendship Cemetery. Arrangements are by Robarts Family Funeral Home, Wauchula, Fla.Marilyn BunteMarilyn Bunte, 62, of Lake Suzy, Fla., passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was born Dec. 9, 1951, in Chicago Heights, Ill. Marilyn was a hair dresser her whole life in the Chicagoland, Ill., area. She moved to Florida in 1997 from Beecher, Ill. Marilyn was a member of Women of the Moose Port Charlotte Chapter 1619, and Punta Gorda Elks Lodge 2606. She was an avid golfer, and loved karaoke. She is survived by her sister, Joann (George) Hartman of Fort Myers, Fla.; nephew, George Jr.; niece, Lisa Marie; six great-nephews and great-nieces; and her friend, Rick Crum. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at San Antonio Catholic Church, 24445 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, Fla. Donations may be made in Memory of Marilyn to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312. Arrangements were made in Port Charlotte.Johnnie Lorine LipeJohnnie Lorine Lipe, 94, of Arcadia, Fla., went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. She was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Opelika, Ala., to John Thomas and Meacie Armenta (nee Herring) Hinson, and moved to this area 30 years ago from Tallahassee, Fla. Mrs. Lipe was a homemaker, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Arcadia. She is survived by her loving husband of 77 years, Thomas B. Lipe of Arcadia; son, John Walter (Pauline) Lipe of Arcadia; grandchildren, Linda Louise (Charlie) Hall, Thomas Walter (Elba) Lipe and John William (Leeann) Lipe, all of Arcadia, and Lorine Lynn Lolly (Rhett) Sumner of Trenton, Fla.; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation and the Funeral Service were held Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church, Arcadia. Burial followed at Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia. Please visit Johnnies tribute wall at www., to share memories and to send condolences to the Lipe family. Preferred donations may be made in loving memory of Johnnie to Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Arrangements are by Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Lake Suzy, Fla.Charles F. Thornton Jr.Charles F. Chuck Thornton Jr., 59, passed away Sunday, March 16, 2014, at his home in Arcadia, Fla. He was born June 6, 1954, in Miami, Fla., to Charles F. Thornton Sr. and Alice Kutzner Thornton. Chuck moved to Palmetto, Fla., with his family as a young boy. After graduating from Palmetto High School, Class of 1972, he attended college, where he met and married his greatest love, Myra Beth Hollingsworth. They decided to begin their lives together in 1976, living and raising a family in Arcadia. Chuck loved life, and loved his family and friends and spending time with them. He enjoyed playing baseball, as well as watching his sons play and love the sport. He was a huge Miami Hurricanes fan. Other pastimes he enjoyed were shing, hunting, watching NASCAR and entertaining family and friends for cookouts. Chuck was the managing foreman of V.C. Hollingsworth Ranch and Grove, and he was very passionate about the ranch and the people with whom he worked. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Myra Beth Thornton of Arcadia; three sons, Charles E. Thornton, Elijah J. Thornton and Jacob L. Thornton, all of Arcadia; daughter, Daphane Ramsden of Pensacola, Fla.; brother, Palmer (Cindy) Thornton of Palmetto; three sisters, Darlene (Alvin) Crissman of Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., Shirley (Dallas) Milton of Palmetto, and Barbara (Skip) Thomason of Hoschton, Ga.; fatherand mother-in-law, V. Clyde and Betty Hollingsworth; sisters-inlaw, Lynn H. Mills and Lou (Brian) Hoopingarner; brother-in-law, V.C. Hollingsworth III, all of Arcadia; and numerous nieces and nephews. A visitation of family friends will be held from 10 a.m. until the funeral services at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Pine Level United Methodist Church, 9596 N.W. Pine Level St., Arcadia, FL 34266. The Rev. Brian Russell and the Rev. Roy Arms will ofciate. Burial will follow at Pine Level Campground Cemetery. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the DeSoto High School Baseball Team, 1710 E. Gibson St., Arcadia, FL 34266; or Pine Level United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady. com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Homes, Arcadia. For more Words of Comfort, go to 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 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. 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Arcadian | Page 10 The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Theyre the salt of the earth, we often say of people we hold in high regard. Why? Whats the origin of this complimentary comment? Our Lord called His disciples the salt of the earth (Matthew 5:13) because salt preserves and puries. He wanted them to know they were responsible for preserving certain values and exerting a purifying inuence on others. So are we! And none of these divinely ordered obligations can be fullled through noninvolvement. Most are familiar with the famous quote: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good people do nothing. Still, were too often silent about issues of decency, honesty and the value of life. Then we wonder why evil triumphs and standards fall. Morality is especially in danger of being compromised when things are going well for us. Its easy to let down barriers for the sake of prot or pleasure when these have become more important than doing right. Cotton Mather, the inuential 18th century Congregational minister and writer, said: Religion brought forth prosperity and the daughter destroyed the mother. He believed the prosperity of his time was the result of qualities in people that had been born of faith: honesty, thrift, integrity, willingness to work and the discipline to defer gratication. But he feared the afuence that owed from these valuable char acteristics would undermine spiritual values and contribute to moral decline. Mathers insight ought to be a wakeup call for us all. When life is moving smoothly, were more likely to fall. Mention salt of the earth people and my thoughts often move to a farmer named John. During my growing-up years, I was impressed by how straight John could plow. Passing one of Johns elds gave insight into his character. He lived like he plowed: straight as an arrow; a fact his neighbors all knew well. A few in our community were surprised when John decided to quit farming and head for seminary to prepare for the ministry; not an easy undertaking for one with a family to support. Most, however, saw Johns move from plowing to preaching as something to be expected. He had been inuencing people for God in his home area and now his preserving of values and purifying of lives through living and sharing his faith would extend to other places. Dr. Joseph Stowell once wrote approvingly of a man named Larry, a member of one of his former churches, who left a lasting impression on him. Stowell says he was moved by the example of Larry walking the streets of Detroit, during the riots of the 1960s, ministering to those who were injured. He adds that hes never forgotten what a friend of Larry said in trying to express his feelings about losing this good man: It hurts so much because We need more salt of the earth people Roger Campbell the world has lost a righteous man, and that is no small thing. During this precarious period of worldwide terrorism, falling morals and compromising convictions, we need more salt of the earth people who, by their faith and prayers, can bring the protection and blessing of God to their nation (Proverbs 14:34). And thats no small need. Campbell is an author, broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comThe congregation at Temple Baptist Church prepares to dig in to build the new expansion of the church building. Pastor Doug King says the expansion, which is being paid in cash without any loans, will include two classrooms and will expand church seating capacity by 40. The church was established in 1960 and has traditional worship services and old-fash ioned church singing. Located at 901 N. Mills Ave., the church welcomes visitors.Temple Baptist Church begins expansion The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints announced the new Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple will open at the end of this month. The public is invited to visit the temple during an open house from March 29 through April 19, excluding Sundays. Free reservations for the open house can be made at http://fortlauderdalemor The temple will be formally dedicated on May 4 in three sessions. In conjunction with the dedication of the temple, there will also be a cultural event featur ing music and dance on May 3. Plans to construct the Fort Lauderdale Temple were rst announced by Church President Thomas S. Monson in October 2009. Ground was broken for the new temple in June 2011. The temple will serve approximately 25,000 church members from congregations in South Florida. While the Churchs 18,000-plus meetinghouses are open to all people who wish to attend religious services, temples are open only to faithful Latter-day Saints after they are formally dedicated. Latter-day Saint temples differ from the meetinghouses or chapels where members meet for Sunday worship services. Temples are considered houses of the Lord where Christs teachings are reafrmed through marriage, baptism and other ordinances that unite families for eternity. Inside, members learn more about the purpose of life and make covenants to serve Jesus Christ and their fellow man. The Fort Lauderdale Temple will be the 143rd operating temple of the church worldwide and the second in Florida. The Orlando Temple, dedicated in 1994, was the rst Latter-day Saint temple built in the Sunshine State.New LDS temple to openPROVIDED BY CINDY SIEGEL PHOTO PROVIDEDThe new Fort Lauderdale Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints will soon be open to the public to view. While we Floridians have enjoyed an exceptionally mild winter, we still look forward to that beautiful season of Spring, with new colors in our gardens and blossoming fruit trees. It was a different anticipation when I was a schoolgirl in rural Illinois. Our farm was located on a gravel road, and each Spring we looked forward to reaping the asparagus crop. The older brothers would be the scouts to tell us when those spears began to rise from their winter slumber and we would take our little knives and search out those special Spring treats. All along that little Think Spring From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.comSPRING | 11 50456727 Join Us For A Picnic First Christian Church First Christian Church of Arcadia of Arcadia 34 El Verano Ave., Arcadia 863-558-0982 / 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 WUd'`1 } IVrSaturday. 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The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Page 11 | Arcadian road, we found clusters of the fresh, green vegetable spears, waiting to be picked. We were quite proud, bringing in the produce. And, although there are many recipes for asparagus, from soups to quiche to salads to sh and crab delicacies, Mom never varied in her preparation: wash the spears, simmer in a small amount of water, then serve with a sprinkling of pepper and a dollop of butter. What a vegetable treat that was, served with any entre. Ive noticed that the present super market asparagus is often uniform, identical spears; our Illinois wild variety came in varied sizes, some short and squat, others, tall and thin. I suppose that depended on the soil where they were raised, but what a treat that was. Of course there is always a special attraction when you have actually harvested the crop, which continued to produce for a few weeks, satisfying our Spring appetites after a long winter. I have no idea if the asparagus clumps are still producing after all these years; weed spraying and road paving would end their production, Im sure. But every Spring, when creating menus, asparagus is a necessary ingredient, and with an equally interested guest, weve already sampled this years crop ... not from the rural Illinois highway, but from the local supermarket the appearance might be different, but the taste is the same. Happy Spring!SPRINGFROM PAGE 10 The L & E Literary Club met at the lovely home of Genie Martin on March 4. The other two hostesses were Muriel Hall and Susan Lanier. Guests were served delicious cherry pie, sandwiches and pecans. The years theme is Investigating Area Literary Club Talent. President Mary Ann Treadwell introduced the two guests, Sue Baston and Jean Baston from Ontario. Both are friends of Betty Brown. Jane Adams introduced and welcomed Paul Holmes, visiting local author and creative storyteller, from Port Charlotte. He was born in England but spent much of his life in the United States. He has an extensive background in digital media and has authored books for both children and adults. He served as President of Multimedia International, a company making training and marketing programs. In 1990, Holmess company started the International CD Interactive Association and he was named CEO. Holmes has served as an international judge in multimedia competitions and organized conferences, workshops and awards ceremonies in Europe and in the United States. In 2007, Holmes was inducted into the DVDA Hall of Fame in Hollywood. Following his retirement, Holmes moved to Charlotte County. As a hobby, he conducts workshops on self-publishing and how to create and illustrate your own books and then turn them into talking books. Friends affectionately refer to him as The Wizard and say most adults love his funny poems and sense of humor. With Holmess beautiful British accent and animated gestures he spoke to the group about his many childrens books, including The Wonderful World of Nonsense, Stories from Tobytown Zoo, Oskar Goes Home and The Daydream Book. Some books for adults include The Sherlock Foundation, Devils Door, The Wisdom of a Grandfather, The First E-Book from the Future, A Guidebook to Heaven and a Handbook for the Other Places. For a complete listing of Paul Holmess books visit com. Members attending the meeting were: Jane Adams, Nancy Ambler, Geraldine Barnwell, Betty Brown, Shirley Cullom, Adie Daly, Muriel Hall, Margaret Hays, Susan Head, Sheila Knoche, Susan Lanier, Sue Maassen,Genie Martin, Sue Overcash, Ann Ryals, Sue Ellen Smith, Kathryn Standard, Mary Ann Treadwell, Nancy Jo Vaughn, Angela Waters, Edith Wildt and Marlou Zolkos. The next meeting will be the annual business meeting, at the home Sue Overcash, on April 1.This years theme: Investigating area literary talentBy SHEILA KNOCHEL & E CLUB PHOTO PROVIDEDBritish author Paul Holmes, left, poses with L & E club members Jane Adams, Shirley Cullom and Genie Martin. rfntbr nb b n nbn rf 50464323 -Ad` 1f t ,Ki`: ry JAiui, P,-.'1.1L1th1 111 IPA 1t 1I 111, r IMosaic


Arcadian | Page 12 The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Shuffleboard winners crowned at Craigs RV Park PHOTOS PROVIDED Winners of the Craigs RV Park Ladies Shuf eboard Tournament were, from left, rst runner-up Lise Boioly, winner Gert LaJoie, and rst consolation winner Jeanne Quintal. Mens tournamnet winners ar Craigs RV Park 2014 Shueboard Tournament were rst runner-up Paul LaVallee, left, and Paul Johnson. Winners of the 2014 Mixed Shueboard Tournament at Craigs RV Park were, from left, conso lation winner Barb Wilkins, runner-up Alan Weatherby, grand champion Gert La Joie, and runner-up Paul LaVallee. PHOTO PROVIDED BY JOAN ALEXANDERLittle Willies group of women made 100 baby blankets for newborns at DeSoto Memorial Hospital. The group have been making baby blankets since 1992. This year the project was headed by Joan Alexander. Shown in the photo are Mary Lou Davis, Karen Sibbett, Joan Alexander, Eddie Wittekind, Jan Fisher, Margaret Eddy, Nora Gauthier, Judy Duncan, Jeanne Hulme, Jolene Haren. Not pictured: Sue Loope and Carol Bear.Little Willies women donate baby blankets Park residents donate plush animals for kids ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.comHarold Miller, left, Betty Simpson and Shelley Burmester pose with some of the stued animals collected by residents of the Arcadia City Mobile Home Park to donate to the police and to Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center. Arcadia Police Marshal Matt Anderson, left, Vertrina Burns, APDs victim advocate, and Karen Boatright of APD look over some of the stued animals donated by Arcadia Mobile Home resi dents. (Somehow, Olivia Baker managed to sneak into the photo too.) The animals are used to comfort children in crisis situations. The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Page 13 | Arcadian Kathy Futch was born in the inner city of Detroit in an Italian neighbor hood and spent 30 years there. During that time, she worked, painted and acted in the theater there. In 1973, she came to Southwest Florida to care for her aging parents in North Port while she lived in Englewood. While working in Venice, she met her husband-to-be, Mark Futch, when she picked him up hitchhiking. They were married in 1975 on Banyan Street in Boca Grande, where her husbands grandfather was born. She continued acting and directing in Boca Grande and still participates with Royal Palm Players. She creates collages using her photographs, which she exhibits with the Boca Grande Art Alliance. She also wrote for the Boca Beacon. She and her husband own Boca Grande Seaplane Air Taxi; he is a third-generation tarpon shing guide. She belongs to the Peace River Center for Writers. She writes poetry and sings with a group of friends who meet weekly in Nocatee. She had the opportunity to share an exhibit at the Charlotte Historical Center with well known photographer Clyde Butcher. Following that exhibit, she was encouraged to participate with the gallery of artists in the Arcadia Opera House. She is also a member of the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council. Gail Short was born in Connecticut and spent summers at Cape Cod, where she later lived. Her love of art and painting in oils was strongly inuenced by her father who shared his oil paints with her at a young age. Short studied at Vesper George School of Art in Boston, Mass. After marriage, she raised two daughters, worked in insurance and started a business hand-painting custom handbags. In 1977, she moved with her family to Maine, where she worked in nance by day, and in the evening took art classes, and studied with renowned marine artist Louise A. Frechette of Kennebunkport. She also designed ballet costumes and created commissioned original penand-ink drawings of local homes and businesses. Her work was featured in local newspapers and used in advertising. In 2005, she and her husband retired and began spending part of the year in Southwest Florida, while summering in Maine. Gail has been concentrating on her painting, attending classes, volunteering and participating in exhibits at the Visual Art Center in Punta Gorda, Florida. A plein air painting trip to Austria was her latest venture. Gail enjoys painting the Maine coast and has a love of architecture which is apparent in her paintings and drawings. Her photographs taken during her travels through North America, Europe, South America and the Caribbean have given her many subjects. Gail is a member of Artists in Action, Charlotte County Arts and Humanities, Maine Women in the Arts, life time member at the Visual Art Center and a member of the Opera House Artists Gallery in Arcadia. Register at the Opera House Gallery to win a beautiful piece of Gails art. You will have the opportunity to meet Gail there from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on May 25.Meet two of the opera House ArtistsBy BECKY VAN PELTOPERA HOUSE ARTISTS PHOTO PROVIDEDBanyan Tree, Edison House by Kathy Futch. PHOTO PROVIDED Daylight Moon, Nubble Light, Maine by Gail Short. GAIL FUTCH Little Willies RV Park held its 6th annual fashion show on Feb. 24, with clothing supplied by Bon Worth Fashion. The selection of clothing was wonderful, as usual, ranging from everyday wear to special occasions. Cindy Leck from Bon Worth was the narrator. Little Willies Concession provided 150 lunches and the event was coordinated by Donna Causey and Gerry Hefer. The models were Barbara Carter, Betty Bush, Bonnie Thomas, Lou Franklin, Mary Lou Davis, Carol White, Joy King, Joyce Sacks, Mo Clark and Sannie Dibble.Models on the catwalk at Little Willies Joy King models a casula ensemble provided by Bon Worth Fashions. The models were, from left: Mary Lou Davis, Barbara Carter, Betty Bush, Mo Clark, Lou Franklin, Sannie Dibble, Joy King, Carol White, and Bonnie Thomas.PHOTOS PROVIDED BY NANCY BROWN Little Willies 6th Annual Fashion Show was well attended with 150 lunches served. Gerry Leer, left, and Donna Causey organized the 6th Annual Fashion Show at Little Willies RV Park. 50456736 Rotaryt a/7 ht1yYrC'4 -Sth i .-4 41Race Site: Morgan Park AgeGroups(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 & nontransferrable In consideration of my entry being accepted I intend to be legally bound, and do hereby for myself my holes and-no, waive all rights and claims for damages which may hereafter accme tome against the Rotary Club of Arcadia, Inc and Rotary International Inc or any of its respective officers race officials, sponsors, or agents from all claims or liabilities of my participation in this e,rm r et though that liability may anse out of negligence on the part of any personnamed in thisParticipant's Signature: (Part t ardiandundtrtheagoof 18)Proceeds go to DeSoto Schools A.W.D. Program and Rotary chartties.Mail completed forms and payment to:Rotary Club of Arcadia, IncP.D. Box 1491, Arcadia, 834266Questions? Contact Ron Sevigny: 863-414-3850 or


SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Arcadian | Page 14DCYB OPENS SEASON PAGE 16The DeSoto County Youth Baseball league opened its season with a day of fun and games for players and their families. During his teams game against Sebring, varsity baseball coach Trey Hill kept telling his hitters to approach the ball and reminded his freshman pitcher to nish his pitches. The hitters listened and hit line shots and hard grounders. The pitcher listened and kept his pitches down. Add in consistent play by the Bulldogs defense, and the result was a 5-2 victory. After his hitters went down in order in the bottom of the rst with two y outs and a ground out on four pitches, Coach Hill reminded his hitters to swing through the top of the ball. Anybody can catch a y ball; make them have to play the grounders, he said. If you hit the middle of the ball you have a line drive. As for the Sebring hitters, freshman pitcher Rob Adams kept its hitters off stride all night. Along with some nifty elding by the Bulldogs, the Blue Streaks couldnt mount any type of long scoring inning. After an alert Adams initiated a double play to wipe out a big inning for Sebring in the second inning, the Blue Streaks managed just one run in the fth and sixth inning. By the third inning, the Bulldogs had built a four-run lead. Adams helped his own cause with a timely double to left center, scoring two runs and giving the Bulldogs some breathing room. After Sebring scored one run in the fth, the Bulldogs quickly got it back with smart, efcient baseball. Tony Lalonde led the inning off with a double. Luke Womack then laid down a perfect sacrice bunt to advance Lalonde to third. Will Nelson followed with a seeing-eye single over rst base, scoring Lalonde and cushioning the Bulldog lead back to four.Hale finishes the jobWith the 5-2 lead, and an 85-pitch count on Adams, Bay Hale came on in relief to nish out the seventh inning. With the seven, eight, and nine hitters coming to the plate, he made short work of the hitters, getting a ground out and two strikeouts in the inning. After the game, the always polite and respectful Adams had nothing but praise for his teammates. I was able to keep the ball down, and my teammates played good defense on the ground balls,he said. When asked what was more enjoy able, the pitching gem or the two RBI doubles, he responded, pitching. Hill was pleased with the Bulldogs rst district win of the season. The difference tonight is we made the routine plays, he said. Both teams were trying to do the same thing and that is putting the ball in play and making the defense eld the ground balls. Tonight we were able to make the plays a little better than Sebring. When asked about Adams perfor mance, Hill said, Hes a left-handed pitcher whos 6, growing and getting stronger and already has three pitches as a freshman. Hell be getting a lot of looks these next four years.Dawgs down Sebring in district actionBy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER Assistant Coach Monty McCloud (16) talks to pitcher Rob Adams as Levi Osceola listens in during the teams game against Sebring. The Dawgs defeated Sebring 5-2. Pitcher Rob Adams gives a high leg kick before his delivery to a Sebring hitter. Adams helped shut down Sebring in DeSo tos 5-2 win. PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERBulldog player Rob Adams attempts to lay down a bunt against Sebring in varsity base ball action. DeSoto defeated Sebring 5-2. Eighth grader Malyssa Jeter had a good strategy going into the game against Avon Park. Score more points and keep the ball off the oor, she said. The strategy worked early for the Panthers, but eventually the aggressive attacks by the Red Devils were too much for DeSoto to handle and they dropped the game 27-25, 35-16, 15-5. Avon Park grabbed an early lead with soft hits over the front row of the Panthers. Once DeSoto picked up the soft shot, Hannah Rogers came to the line and served seven consecutive points to build a 15-7 DeSoto lead. Avon Park spent the rest drawing closer, but lost momentum several times due to service errors. With some improved defense by Avon Park, DeSoto coach Cail was forced to call a timeout with his squad holding a slim 21-20 lead. A Jeter kill increased the lead by two, but a net violation and serve receive error tied the game at 23, forcing another Panther timeout. A couple of side outs by both teams gave DeSoto a slim one point lead before a kill by middle hitter Heather Murphy gave DeSoto a 27-25 victory.Red Devils pull awayAvon Park came out in the second set attacking the ball harder and serving better. The Panthers were frequently caught on their heels with the ball falling in front of them. Jeter tied the game at 14 on six strong service points, but it was all Avon Park after that as the Red Devils ran away with a 25-16 second set victory. The Panthers held a slim 2-1 lead early in the third set, but got too cautious with the ball and the Red Devils took advantage with attacks. After a run of six points, a DeSoto service error gave the ball back to Avon Park which answered with another run of three more points. Trailing 10-3 there was little DeSoto could do against the taller Avon Park team, which became more aggressive at the net as the game progressed and cruised to a 15-5 victory.Eighth graders lose in three setsBy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER Brenda Perez, Bailey Bryant and Keirstyn Berrera prepare to receive a serve from Avon Park The Panthers lost the match 2-1.THREE | 16PHOTO BY DAVE BREMER 50456737 Family Service Center DIVISION OF CAREER AND ADULT EDUCATION 310 West Whidden Street Arcadia, FL 34266 Phone (863) 993-1333 This program will provide advanced nursing care to deliver personal care to your patient in the home, hospice, and assisted living environments. 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The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Page 15 | Arcadian With the DeSoto Middle School closed for the week because of a mercury spill, the DMS Panthers had to play their game against Avon Park at the high school. Worse than that, Coach Mercer said, is we havent been able to practice all week. Still, when asked what they had improved upon since the beginning of the year, setter Stephanie Whitmore said, We have gotten better on our serving and passing to the target. Both teams started the game trying to simply return the ball over the net, hoping the other team would make a mistake. Trailing 15-12, Coach Mercer had seen enough and called a timeout, telling her team that whether they won or lost, they needed to play the game right and set up the ball for an attack. The Panthers didnt get many opportunities to set up their attack as Avon Parks Hailey Collinsworth stepped up and served the last six service points for the Red Devils, giving them a 25-14 victory over the Panthers. In the second set, the Panthers tried to set the ball up for attacks but struggled controlling the ball and quickly fell behind 8-3, forcing them to call a timeout. Down 9-4, Whitmore came to the service line and scored four points to bring the Panthers within one. With new life, the Panthers were matching the Red Devils point for point until Collinsworth stepped to the line. With the score tied at 17, she widened Avon Parks lead to 21-17 before DeSoto could get the ball back. The Panthers, however, couldnt mount a run and played side-out ball with the Red Devils before falling 25-21. After the game, Mercer talked about the teams improvement. Not nearly as many balls hit the oor on serve receive, she said. Our serving was better; Marilyn Medina is starting to serve with consistency. We started out playing ping-pong volleyball. We did a better job of setting the ball up in the second set, but our attackers werent always in a position to attack. We will work on that after spring break.Seventh graders show improvement in lossBy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER The seventh grade Panthers squad warms up before its match against Avon Park. Taylor Oliver (left) nishes a bump pass while Stephanie Whitmore completes an overhead pass.PHOTO BY DAVE BREMER It was a slow week as the high school teams prepared for spring break. The only high school scores reported came from the high school baseball team, which split its two games last week. After beating Sebring 5-2 behind a ne pitching performance by Robb Adams, the Bulldogs were shut out by a good Port Charlotte team. The varsity and junior varsity softball teams didnt have any games scheduled last week, and their game for this past Monday at Charlotte was rained out. In middle school volleyball action the seventh and eighth grade teams lost against Avon Park. Upcoming games With spring vacation in full swing this week, the calendar is a little light as the teams enjoy a break in their season. The varsity baseball team will host Bayshore at 4 p.m. today. They will travel to Booker tomorrow and then to Lake Placid March 25. They will be back home again March 27 to face Booker in a 7 p.m. game. The JV baseball team will have a three-game homestand starting March 24 when they host Avon Park. The next day Lake Placid comes to town and then next Friday they will face Sebring. Games start at 6 p.m. The varsity and JV softball teams will host North Port March 24 and then travel to Lemon Bay the next night and to Sebring March 28. The track and eld team will be in Charlotte Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Tarpon invitational. They then travel to North Port next Thursday for a 2 p.m. meet. The boys weightlifting team will be at their district meet April 8 which in Avon Park. The tennis season is winding down as the boys have their nal meet at 4:30 p.m. March 24 when they host Hardee. The girls tennis team will host Avon Park at 4:30 p.m. March 25 in their nal home match.By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County catcher Javier Zamora puts on his catchers gear as coach Monty McLeod focuses on action in the eld. 50456785 A NOTE TO OUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS Florida is at a crossroads. Our state is facing a critical decision that will impact all Floridians access to high quality, affordable health care. We have the opportunity to inject $51 billion into Floridas economy. Why not take the money? For more than 1 million uninsured working residents, it means primary and preventative care that will help them avoid more serious illnesses, get early treatments and manage chronic conditions. For our hospital, it means having more resources for enhancements that benefit every patient that walks through our door. 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Arcadian | Page 16 The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 After the game, Cail said his squad needs to work more on their release on defense against the attack. The girls are used to more soft hits in our previous games. Avon Park was hitting the ball more aggressively and we werent releasing quick enough on defense to pick the ball up, he said. Our serving also hurt us tonight at times. We need six consistent servers and right now we dont have that. It was good to see Taylor (Hannah Rogers) have a good serving night in the rst set. When asked about her serving Rogers responded, I couldnt even get it over last year, so Im pleased with my progress, she said. The Panthers next game isnt until the Thursday after spring break, so Cail hopes the girls can use the extra time off for some needed practice.THREEFROM PAGE 14 Desoto County Youth Baseball got off to a great start this past Saturday. Brewer Complex was filled nearly all day as more than 200 players and their families filed in to take pictures, play in skills challenges and watch their coaches participate in a home run derby.Youth baseball kicks off seasonSUBMITTED BY NICOLE ADAMS PHOTOS PROVIDEDTeams competed in several spirited games, including tug-of-war. The Minor League Cardinals wait for their second shot at participating in the tug-of-war competition. Members of the Machine Pitch Rays take a break to pose for the camera. The prize for winning a team challenge was a bucket of seeds for the team to share. The Minor League Rays unsuccessfully attempt to make a human pyramid during a break in the team challenges. The Machine Pitch Bandits show o their best smiles while waiting to play tug-of-war! 50456760 It1 P; f.Y4a:JG BIG SAG I U' ,'.e7 COUNTRY MUSIC SHOWCASEMarch 22, ,2014 Arcadia Rodeo Arena..',, cat1111 (r, c.l N'. y : 1 r: l 1 r' 14_ Sri I lI, I':I' } aSa`lirday J Ir I'I i ill .March 22, 2014fjq. 1I.OOpm-5:00pmArcadia Rodeo Arena 81124 Heard St., Arcadia'Gates open at 1L00 am!rI ,AGO visaoooo=ooouu`.Juuuour o-,,-;oboeo-=oho Do


The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Page 17 | Arcadian What do you say to a buck-naked, 100-year-old legend? Well, this embarrassed writer said, Let me call you back when youre done with your shower! And so began the research for this story. At least one cowboy has made his home on the range from sea to shining sea and across the seven seas, and that mans name is Carl E. Sharp. He is often referred to as the Cowboy Poet Laureate and can literally entertain for hours with no script, no notes, and unlike some political figures no teleprompter. And hes about to turn a century old. Sharps way of dressing personifies his name customized vests of all colors and designs, drawers full of fancy belt buckles, and hand-made boots, not to mention his twinkling eyes and that handlebar mustache that greet audiences from beneath a fancy cowboy hat. His business is bringing entertainment and enlight enment about the American cowboy to wherever he can find the right audience. Most recently, he was meeting with the American Legion folks in Moore Haven, Fla., whove been struggling some, dollar-wise. During the discussion about his possible performance, one member asked, Do you sing? His reply was, No, but I had a good voice 40 years ago. The room fell suddenly quiet when someone else said, I believe you lied to me. Sharp turned his attention to the accuser, who then explained that hed heard him sing at least a couple of times before, in Barnes, Wisconsin. And it was at Maggies Bar on Island Lake Road. And you sing well, said the stranger. This is just one small example of Carl Sharps notoriety hes performed so many places that he never knows when or where hell be recognized. But more on that later.The backstoryThis sharp-dressed poet was born in Florida City (just north of Key Largo) and comes from tough stock, one of 17 children born to a timber man on May 21, 1914. He grew up around cattle and at 16, enlisted in the Marines. After his stint with Uncle Sam, he graduated as an electrical engineer from Purdue University and spent 40 years, winding up as chief transmission and protection engineer with the Department of Defense. He also worked with NASA and with the State Department. Sharp began performing around 1982, reciting his poems at feed stores and other farm-related functions, and found his true calling. From there his talents and genuine charm have taken him to nearly every state in America, as well as 102 foreign countries. Hes even performed on trains and cruise ships. Often, the cruise ship audiences dont fully understand his cowboy anecdotes and terminology, but grasp enough to enjoy it. He has performed in Ireland, Mexico, China, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, Poland, and Morocco, among others. Everybody there is so nice, and they all speak English, he says. Thats good, because my poetry doesnt translate well into Russian. His ability to write and recite cowboy poetry also landed him on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1985. The material the witty enter tainer performs is 55 per cent his own and 45 percent classic cowboy poetry. As Floridas official Cracker Cowboy Poet, Sharp was honored by a Florida legislative resolution proclaiming him to be an outstanding Floridian and a cultural treasure in 1998. The proclamation further states he is one whose experience helps the world bridge the past and present, because of his background as one of the few cowboys left from the era when the Sunshine State was open range. Yes, hes been compared to famous cowboy philosopher Will Rogers more than once. He will tell you that this is a very pleasant, very high compliment to him, and he instantly recalls the details of Rogers death, along with famed aviator Wiley Post, even the date: August 15, 1935 the location: Point Barrow, Alaska and their intended destination: Siberia.Honoring the militaryThe loveable, lanky cowboy poet will tell you that he has two prices when it comes to his performances full price and no charge. Theres a segment of his free performances that is special to him, the Armed Forces Entertainment organization. The reason for his dedication to them is quite personal. When 9-11 came along, I had a son killed in the Gulf War. Some ask me, Mr. Carl, youre not bitter? I tell them no, he was doing what he wanted to do. He was 93 days away from 30 years, and I decided Id do his 93 days, and Ive been entertaining troops around the world ever since. The difference between AFE and the USO is that the USO gets paid. Im not a wealthy man; Im solvent (able to meet bills). They fly me, feed me, and bed me down, and thats all I need. He added that a certain millionaire acquaintance provides him with a telephone that he uses to connect servicemen and servicewomen with their families, a priceless act of benevolence, all free of charge. He Cowboy poet Carl E. Sharp shares a lifetime of memoriesBY LUKE WILSONSHARP | 22 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comLegendary cowboy poet Carl Sharp will make a guest appearance at Saturdays 6-Gun Country Music Showcase at the Arcadia Rodeo Arena. Tickets are still available in advance at The Arcadians oce, or at the door Saturday. David Frizzell has led an interesting and colorful life. He was performing with William Orville Lefty Frizzell at age 12. He performed nights, attending school days. Lefty Frizzell worked the honky-tonk circuit, had a radio program at 19. It is said Lefty Frizzells singing style inuenced the likes of Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and George Jones. And there in the shadows was young David, deciding in the 1960s to leave everything and join the U.S. military. In 1970 he recorded for Capital Records, also appearing as a regular on the All American TV Show with the legend Buck Owens. Frizzell was born in El Dorado, Arkansas, in 1941. He toured with his brother throughout the 1950s and 1960s. David Frizzells 1970 hit was I Just Cant Help Believing, which moved onto the Billboard top-40 chart. In 1981, he recorded his rst number-one country hit with Shelly West. The song won the Country Music Associations Song of the Year and Vocal Duet of the Year awards, and was featured in Clint Eastwoods Any Which Way You Can. Frizzell and West also won the Academy of Country Music award for vocal duo of the year in 1981 and 1982. Frizzell in 1982 scored a top country single with Im Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home, which was nominated as a Grammy song of the year. He toured and recorded with Shelly West until 1986.Country Legends Hit the Stage For a One-Day FestivalBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT FRIZZELL DAVID FRIZZELL AT A GLANCEBorn: El Dorado, Arkansas When: September 26, 1941 Raised: California, Texas, New Mexico Siblings: William Frizzell, Allen Frizzell Published: I Love You A Thousand Ways: The Lefty Frizzell Story A MINUTE WITH DAVID FRIZZELLQuestion: What are you working on? Frizzell: A song collection for a Buddy Holly festival in Lubbock, Texas (Sept. 2014). Its the rst one. Im surprised as anyone. I Question: What artists do you have performing? Frizzell: Merle Haggard sings. Jimmy Fortune. One of the original Crickets, Sonny Curtis. Ten to 12 songs became 21. Im mixing and mastering right now. Question: Is there a contrast between classic country and modern? Frizzell: The music is a little dierent than what we had. There is a dierent melodic beat. But some these artists, the Tim McGraws, theyre very good. Things have to change. Thats the way things work. Question: Describe your brother Lefty. Frizzell: We had no formal help learning to play. So it was very natural. It was hard to compete with Lefty. He was the biggest thing in country music at one time. At the very top. Question: Are you excited about the Six Gun Showcase? Frizzell: Id walk there if I had to. Halfthe price of most Implant providersAffordable Implants rfntnrbFees effective through 11/21/14. Additional fees may be incurred depending on individual cases. For more information call 1-800-DENTUREor visit our website at Dentures-Avon Park, P .A.Marc A. Sander, DDS, FAGDFellow of the Academy of General DentistryHIGHLAND PLAZA1036 US 27 South, Avon Park FLCall For Appointment (863)784-0463 $475 rfDenture Implants$1,695$1,995ntbr tbr20161-4Economy Dentures Full Sett(D6010) (D5110, D5120) 2988249 At"AFFORDABLEDENTURESa good reason to smile


Arcadian | Page 18 The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Fate was smiling kindly on Billy Browder. On a rainy and cold night, Billy stood huddled alone outside a closed skating rink. Few prospects presented themselves that evening. At age 15 he had slipped out of a bedroom window, run off to Memphis seeking his fortune in the music business. Just then, a couple of Cadillacs pulled to the curb. From one of the cars out popped Elvis Presley. Browder was thunderstruck. Its the King, he thought. Approaching the teen, Presley asked Billy if he would join in a game of Kill, explained as football on skates. A player didnt show, the King told Billy. All these years later, Billy Browder, renaming himself T.G. Sheppard as his country career took hold, still remembers those rst moments in the presence of an icon. Elvis asked if I would be on his team. What are you going to say? He ended up becoming one of my best friends ever, says Sheppard, legend and headliner at the Six Gun Country Music Showcase on March 22. Few performers, obviously, top Elvis. But with his own distinctive voice, a commanding stage presence, and dozens of hit songs, Sheppard is an entertainment legend. Over the course of nearly ve decades, T.G. Sheppard has recorded hundreds of songs, two dozen number-one songs, including Devil in the Bottle, and Last Cheaters Waltz, and I Loved Em Every One, sold many millions of albums/CDs, and lists as a bonus friends like Kenny Rogers, Olivia Newton John, Lee Greenwood and Barry Gibb. Denitely had an amazing run, Sheppard says. And his fans are, with every respect, pretty crazy about their guy. (T.G.) really gets involved on stage, hes a people person, says Lou Girardot, an Ohio woman estimating she has attended 2,800 Sheppard performances. If you talk to him, please tell him Lou said hello. Leanne Morgan is a comedian and radio personality based in Nashville. She has crossed paths with many country stars. She says Sheppards great asset is the stage interplay with his audiences. Hes just a real gentleman, Morgan says. A great performer. David Frizzell and T.G. Sheppard join Janie Fricke, Carrie and Debbie Moore, John Conlee and Moe Bandy at the Six Gun County Music Showcase on Saturday.Country stars storybook life started on a rainy night in MemphisBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT SHEPPARD A MINUTE WITH T.G. SHEPPARD:Question: Talk about childhood, before slipping out of a bedroom window. Sheppard: My father owned heavy machinery, cotton and soy pickers. We worked the elds. There was singing, piano. Marching band. I always knew what I was going to do. Question: What instrument in marching band? Sheppard: Saxophone. And not very well, I might add. They ended up wanting me to be the ag-bearer. It was kind of hurtful, but then I got to hear all that great music standing in front. It worked out. Question: What do the initials T.G. stand for? Sheppard: Nothing. I sat down with a piece of paper and a pen. I couldnt think of anything else. And I needed another name. I had a (recording) contract with Berry Gordy, and signed with RCA. I was afraid I might lose the (Gordy) contract. Question: Talk about being on stage. Sheppard: To walk on stage, to perform your own hits, Im very blessed. I think our generations music told stories. But without change, something has to die. Todays entertainers are very good. The direction is more sound or feel. Question: You have cool friends. Sheppard: I love my friends. My closest friend is Barry Gibb. I am blessed to be in a business where your friends are musical. They appreciate their fans, their friends. At the same time, things dont always go so well. We are all here for a short time. Life is a temporary thing. 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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 NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-CA-000067 CIVIL DIVISION BARBARA D. NORRIS, Plaintiff, v. DENSEL RAY DEES (deceased), MARY ANN DEES (deceased), CHARLES E. NORRIS, CRAIG T. DEES, LINDA G. DEES, JOHN NOTICE OFACTION3116 DOE and JANE DOE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Defendants Densel Ray Dees, Mary Ann Dees, Charles E. Norris, Craig T. Dees, Linda G. Dees, John Doe and Jane Doe (the latter two names being fictitious to account for unknown defendants), and each of the foregoing defendants unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any of the foregoing defendants, and all unknown persons who may otherwise have an interest in the property hereinafter described, and their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, and creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, or under those unknown persons, and the several and r espective unknown assigns, successors-in-interest, trustees, or any other person claiming by, through, under, or against any corporation or other legal entity named as a defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title, or interest in the property hereinafter described, except for parties claiming by, through or under this Plaintiff, and ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on real property in DeSoto County, Florida, has been filed against you. The property is described as: Beginning at the SW corner of the NW1/4 of SE1/4 of Section 9, T ownship 38 South, Range 24 East, and run thence North along the center line of said Section 3,589.00 feet, more or less, to the Southeasterly boundary line of State Secondary Road No. 661; thence run along the Southeasterly boundary of said road in a Northeasterly direction to the North boundary of said Section; thence run East on the North boundary of said Section to the W est boundary line of a graded public road; thence Run South along the Western boundary line of said graded public road 3,999.00 feet, more or less, to the South boundary line of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of said Section 9 to the point of beginning, LESS AND EXCEPT: Beginning at the SW corner of the NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 9, T ownship 38 South, Range 24 East, and run North 1 East, along the West boundary of said NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 1012.0 feet; thence South 89 East 438.60 feet to West boundary of County graded road; thence South 2 West along said West boundary of County graded road 1,012.38 feet; thence North 89 W est 423.0 feet, more or less, to point of beginning, all lying and being in the NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 9, Township 39 South, Range 24 East. AND LESS AND EXCEPT: Begin at the SW corner of the NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 9, T ownship 38 South, Range 24 East; Thence North 1 East along West line of said tract, 2,932.27 to Point of Beginning; thence continue same line, 461.32 feet; thence South 89 East, 475.80 feet to W est line of County Road; thence NOTICE OFACTION3116 South 2 West along West line of said Road, 461.49 feet; thence North 89 West, 468.59 feet to Point of Beginning. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the lawsuit, if any, on Paul Bennett Seusy, Esquire, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 203 W est Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, on or before April 30, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this court at 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated March 14, 2014. MITZI MCGAVIC Clerk of the Court By: Marlene Harris Deputy Clerk Published 3/20/17 & 3/27/14 325434 3016659 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 142014CP000027CPAXMA Division Twelfth IN RE: ESTATE OF Jean Loretta Beeman a.k.a. Jean J. Beeman Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of Jean Loretta Beeman a.k.a Jean J. Beeman, deceased, whose date of death was February 14, 2014, and whose social security number are xxx-xx-1375, is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is March 20, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: Eugene E. Waldron, Jr. Primary Service E-mail: Secondary Service E-mail: Florida Bar No. 0794971 Eu g ene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" NMQ1l4 f dnClCvf UOaHARBORCFLA%11ID1CIli rom eCCIIto


Arcadian | Page 20 The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 124 N. Brevard Ave A r cadia, Florida 34266 T elephone: (863) 494-4323 Personal Representatives: Norman Dixon 179 Roxborough Road Rochester, New York 14619 Published 3/20/14 & 3/27/14 228541 3016282 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 142012CA000481 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JOHNATHON LEE PUMMELL; A NGELA M. PUMMELL; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC FKA FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMP ANY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated February 18, 2014, and entered in Case No. 142012CA000481, of the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and JOHNATHON LEE PUMMELL; A NGELA M. PUMMELL; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY LLC FKA FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT SOUTH DOOR OF COURTHOUSE., at 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA in DESOTO County, FLORIDA 34266, at 11:00 A.M., on the 17 day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 2, BLOCK B, OF CINDEE MANOR, A SUBDIVISION, A CCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 32, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER W ITH A 1987, SHADOW MOBILE HOME ID #S 14602905A AND 14602905B, FLORIDA TITLE NO.S 44195355 and 44195362, PERMANENTLY AFFIXED TO THE A BOVE LANDS. A 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 19 day of February, 2014. MITZIE MCGAVIC A s Clerk of said Court By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Desoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, A r cadia, FL 34266, Phone No. (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 is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 T elephone: (954) 382-3486 T elefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: m Published 3/20/14 & 3/27/14 221363 3017337 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013CA000296AXMA JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MONICA T. ALLISON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MONICA T. ALLISON; SUNTRUST BANK; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 21, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013CA000296AXMA, of the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida, wherein JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIA TION is Plaintiff and MONICA T. ALLISON; SUNTRUST BANK; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT SOUTH DOOR OF COURTHOUSE., at 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA in DESOTO County, FLORIDA 34266, at 11:00 A.M., on the 22 day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: P ARCEL 15B OF RIVER ACRES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF NORTH 1/2 OF GOVERNMENT LOT 2 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 0 WEST ALONG EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 2640 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 WEST, 660 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 EAST, 165 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 165 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 WEST, 330 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 WEST, 165 FEET; THENCE NORTH 88 EAST, 330.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 33 FOOT EASEMENT ALONG WEST SIDE FOR ROAD, DRAINAGE, AND UTILITIES. A 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 21 day of February, 2014. MITZIE MCGAVIC As Clerk of said Court By /s/ B. W ynn As Deputy Clerk 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Desoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, Phone No. (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 is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Publish: 3/20/14 & 3/27/14 221363 3017296 Employ Classified! NOTICE OF MEETING3126 DESOTO COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE THE DESOTO COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT Notice is hereby given that the DeSoto County Hospital District Board of Directors and the Subagency Board of Directors of DeSoto Memorial Hospital at its regular meeting on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the McSwain Room of DeSoto Memorial Hospital, 900 N. Robert Avenue, Arcadia, Florida shall address whether it is in the best interests of DeSoto County for the Hospital to seek a potential affiliation, sale, lease, merger, partner or joint venture with a forprofit or not-for-profit entity. Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision with respect to any matter considered at such meeting, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these meetings should contact Andrea Griffis-Carson at (863) 494-8402 or by fax at (863) 494-8400. All meetings are open to the public and the public is invited to attend. Published 3/20/14 248477 3017320 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 142013CA000732 THE FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA Plaintiff, vs. AMBER L. GRANTHAM a/k/a AMBER L. JOHNSON, Et Al Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a UNIFORM FINAL JUDGMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE dated March 11, 2014, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 A.M. on April 17, 2014, the following described property as set forth in UNIFORM FINAL JUDGMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE, to wit: Lot 3, Block K, FOREST PINE ESTATES, a subdivision, according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 20, of the Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida, TOGETHER WITH a 2005 Mobile Home, ID #WHC014272GAA and WHC014272GAB. Parcel Id: 06-38-25-012000K0-0030 Commonly known as: 1400 SE Plum Drive, Arcadia, FL 34266 Dated this 14th day of March, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC, Clerk of Court By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, telephone: (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. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Published 3/20/14 & 3/27/14 369050 3016277 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, 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 CourtNOTICE OFSALE3130 house, 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, 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: Frank Ribel, Jr. Esq., Attorney for JPDG, LLC, Francisco Nelson De Sousa, Peter N. DeSousa, and Robert NOTICE OFSALE3130 Julia 25 East Oak Street Arcadia, Florida 34266 Email: 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 Findthe newYouintheClassifieds! 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: 1545 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-10-TD Description of Property: LOTS 8 AND 9, DESOTO ACRES SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 9. Names in which assessed: OSWEGO ENTERPRISES 4556 SE BROWN RD 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 APRIL 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 14th DAY OF MARCH, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 3/20/14, 3/27/14, 4/3/14, 4/10/14 112132 3015995 ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 S ATURDAY 3 / 22 8 : 30 ? 1923 NW Owens Av e Housewares, Mens Western W ear and lots of misc. AUCTIONS6020 Saturday, April 5th 9amACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS AFTER GATE OPENS ON MAR 31Frank E Land, Auctioneer Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 Enter at gate 2 (239) 936-4121 AB2084/AU2814 HUGE EQUIPMENT AUCTION! ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 ISABELLES ANTIQUES WILL BE CLOSING LOW SALE PRICES!! EVERYTHING MUST GO!!Antique sales and select consignment will continue, storefront will be closing. We have been apart of Arcadia for many years and love the community and antiques. Thank you Arcadia! We loved our store! 863-491-1004 AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 A Bargain Hunters Delight Check the Classifieds first! 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The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Page 21 | Arcadian The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association announced the winners in the 86th annual Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo held March 7-9. All-around cowboy: Ross Lowry, $1,509, steer wrestling and team roping. Bareback riding: 1. J.R. Vezain, 86 points on Frontier Rodeo Companys Bunny Medicine, $3,350; 2. Colt Bruce, 85, $2,568; 3. (tie) Tilden Hooper and Clint Laye, 84, $1,563 each; 5. (tie) Scotty NeSmith, Winn Ratliff and Kyle Brennecke, 83, $596 each; 8. Steven Peebles, 82, $335. Steer wrestling: 1. Tyler Pearson, 4.8 seconds, $1,665; 2. J.W. Lorenz, 5.8, $1,448; 3. Troy Orr, 6.2, $1,230; 4. Ivan Bruised Head, 6.4, $1,013; 5. (tie) Kamry Dymmek and Gary Gilbert, 6.5, $688 each; 7. Payton Caudill, 7.0, $362; 8. Jordan Thrasher, 7.5, $145. Team roping: 1. Cory Kidd V/Brad Culpepper, 5.5 seconds, $1,823 each; 2. Ross Lowry/Stephen Britnell, 5.7, $1,509; 3. Joshua Torres/Jonathan Torres, 5.8, $1,194; 4. Jacob Locke/Tom Bourne, 6.0, $880; 5. Kaston Peavy/Rowdy Lee, 6.2, $566; 6. Wes Goodrich/ Matt Zancanella, 6.3, $314. Saddle bronc riding: 1. (tie) Will Smith, on Frontier Rodeo Companys Medicine Woman and Spencer Wright, on Frontier Rodeo Companys Maple Leaf, 89 points, $3,071 each; 3. (tie) Tyrel Larsen and Isaac Diaz, 88, $1,623 each; 5. Ryan MacKenzie, 84, $811; 6. (tie) Cody Wright, Cody DeMoss, Jeremy Melancon, Heith DeMoss and Cole Elshere, 82, $278 each. Tie-down roping: 1. Nathan Steinberg, 9.5 seconds, $2,011; 2. Scot Meeks, 10.3, $1,748; 3. Garrett Beach, 10.9, $1,486; 4. Joe Jessee, 11.0, $1,224; 5. Rick Greiner, 11.1, $962; 6. Will Lane, 11.7, $699; 7. K.C. McBride, 11.8, $437; 8. (tie) Seth Rodriguez and Trae Adams III, 11.9, $87 each. Barrel racing: 1. Sally Young, 17.46 seconds, $2,707; 2. Teal Hampton, 17.57, $2,301; 3. Layna Kight, 17.63, $1,895; 4. Austyn Holly, 17.65, $1,624; 5. (tie) Sabra OQuinn and Macy Brown, 17.68, $1,151 each; 7. Jana Bean, 17.72, $677; 8. Maeghan Bryant, 17.74, $541; 9. Megan Swint, 17.77, $474; 10. Amanda Amos, 17.82, $406; 11. (tie) Nancy Ingram, Casey Chappel and Kallie Johnson, 17.83, $203 each. Bull riding: 1 tie) Kenny Rogers, on Frontier Rodeo Companys Stanleys Pick and Jeff Askey, on Frontier Rodeo Companys Kojack, 88 points, $3,388 each; 3 (tie) Tim Bingham and Jacob Marcell, 85, $1,790 each; 5 Lucas Guilbeau, 84, $895; 6 (tie) Kanin Asay, Casey Huckabee, Bobby Welsh, Wagner Luciano and Ty Harris, 82, $307 each. Total payoff: $82,200. Stock contractor: Frontier Rodeo Company and Klein Brothers Pro Rodeo. Rodeo secretary: Lauranne Smith. Timers: Terri Gay and Jennifer Jeanes. Announcers: Greg Simas and Donnie Gay. Bullfighters: Blue Jeanes and Cody Webster. Clown/barrelman: Keith Isley. Flankmen: John Patterson, Heath Stewart and Carter Smith. Chute boss: Heath Stewart. Pickup men: Rex Bugbee, Shawn Calhoun and Jason Bottoms. Photographer: Mike Rastelli.Rodeo winners and parade winners announced ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comRepresentatives of the trophy winners from this years rodeo parade pose next to the rodeo arena, with Ronald Neads, far left, and Jackie Tucker, far right, parade chairmen.Jackie Tucker and Ronald Neads, co-chairmen of the 2014 Rodeo Parade held on March 10, announced the winners for this years parade: Grand Champion Sahib Shriners Best All-Around DeSoto County Republican Club Best Walking Unit DeSoto County Historical Society Best Marching Unit ARC Angels Flag Team Best Commercial Vehicle Dr. Karyn Gary of the DeSoto County School District Best Float North Hillsborough Baptist Church Best Individual Youth Performer Jaya Billie of Clewiston Grand Champion Horse Unit Whispering Clydesdales Best All-Around Horse Unit Arcadia All-Florida Saddle Club/Quadrille Team Best Horse Unit DeSoto County Sheriffs Posse Best Individual Horse Entry George Pratt with Steve Stapp and Takoda, the blind horse Best Youth Horse Unit Kaylie Garcia PARADE WINNERS: RODEO WINNERS: we were lucky enough to have an Old Timer, Case, Buck, or Kabar knife, most of us knew better than to try our luck at sticking them in trees. Nobody I ever knew had the Cadillac of knives the Randall. That was probably because we were all pretty poor. Not even one of our daddies had one that I know of. Its been so long since Ive done lots of things, but memories are never far away and theyre always fond ones. Hot summer days called for getting a drink of water from the hose after playing hard; wed line up for it and the first one to get a drink had to wait a couple of seconds for the hot water to run out before that first cool swig. We were also known to drink thirstily from artesian wells, or flowing wells, as we called them. There were a few here and there, and the water just came out of the ground by itself, steadily, always cold and refreshing. Never mind that there was black and green algae floating and waving in the stream of it at the mouth of the well. We stick our faces in there and slurp away like crazy, and loved it. Another thing we kids did back in the day was fight over who got to lick the icing off the mixer blades when our mama was making a birthday cake for one of us. I used to say that if I ever got grown, I would mix me up a bowl of icing and eat the whole thing myself. Luckily, I thought that through as I got older and realized how sick that would make me if I did. And if somebody hadnt invented premade icing in a can, I could still be licking those blades when my wife makes cakes. Theres no shortage of things we did years ago that brought us happiness or appreciation for life then. Remember chasing fireflies at dusk? I see them now and then in what I call a bay head by my house, but not often. Whippoorwills used to be music to my ears as a kid, as did the call of the chuck-wills-widow. I learned more about those birds from Karen Smokes article in last weeks Arcadian, and found it all quite interesting. Good job, Karen! I loved finding frogs in the lilies in my grannys front yard, eating those super sour calamondins, peelings and all, and we even sucked the sweetness out of many a hibiscus flower before it opened up, that grew alongside my grannys chicken house. And we all felt very special if a train engineer ever waved back at us as we stood alongside the tracks. Gone are the days when children relied on their imagination and spirit of adventure to entertain them and to teach them about life. We are the richer for having lived that, and todays children are all the poorer, even though theyre spending their youth preoccupied with any sort of electronic device you can think of. Come to think of it, I wasnt so poor after all. Money cant buy the happiness we found as kids, and fame would be a mighty poor substitute GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4for the camaraderie that bonded us together as friends. And those of us who are still alive still share that bond, keeping yesterday alive when our paths cross as we remember those fond, simpler times together. SP17509Want To Get ItsEasyJust SHOP Iii0&REt GA -A-


Arcadian | Page 22 The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Early in our FFA careers, each of us learn about the history of our organization and those important milestones that have brought us to where we are today milestones such as the founding of FFA in 1928, the development of the FFA jacket in 1933, the rst National President from Florida in 1937 and the dening moment when women were rst allowed to join in 1969. Milestones like these have made the Florida FFA Association the greatest student organization in the world. Florida Farm Bureau realizes there is no better investment of time or money than to invest in young people who are interested in agriculture. Together with FFA, Florida Farm Bureau Federation in partnership with Florida Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company decided to make a signicant investment into the future of Florida FFA. On March 10, several members from the DeSoto Senior FFA chapter traveled to Gainesville to watch the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Florida FFA Headquarters. Members attending this historic event included Vice President Aimee Kortzendorf, Secretary Cody Martell, Pyper Skinner and Romolo Ramirez. At the ceremony, Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putman spoke about the importance of this facility and how the FFA organization promotes tomorrows industry leaders. This $1.5 million project was funded by contributions from Florida Farm Bureau Federation, Florida Farm Bureau Insurance Company and donations from across the state. The facility will enhance the FFAs ability to provide training, leadership and personal growth experiences for young people in FFA. The DeSoto Senior FFA Chapter was honored to attend this event and be a part of history in the making.DeSoto FFA members attend groundbreakingBy CHRISTY PRYORFFA PHOTO PROVIDED BY CHRISTI PRYORDeSoto Senior FFA Chapter with state ocers, from left: state ocers Brett Wasden, Wally Martin, Megan Stein; DeSoto advisor Christi Pryor; DeSoto members Romolo Rameriz, Pyper Skinner, Cody Martell, Aimee Kortzendorf; and state ocers Haley Smith, Logan Lewis, Travis Theige and Gordon Yoder. Citrus growers are invited to join Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association for a luncheon at Bobby Krauses Barn, 2503 Ralph Johns Road, Wauchula, where the rst of two Spring Grower Round Tables will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 26. Growers continuous concerns about water quality and quantities have sparked a great deal of discussion. There have been many changes to regulations, policies and procedures at all the Water Management Districts in Florida. The effort is an attempt to make the regulations more coherent and consistent statewide. Southwest Florida Water management District is implementing changes which growers need to understand thoroughly. Review of the Southern Water Use Caution Plan, long term droughts, concerns over pumping trends, and renewed studies of citrus water needs mean growers need to know how their permits work and whether they are getting proper water allotments. This information sparked the decision to invite David Brown of Progressive Water Resources to be the keynote speaker. He will help growers learn how to know if they are being allotted adequate water quantities. For more info, call Katie Marks at 863-494-0061 or email Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Associations mission is to promote, protect, and enhance the ability of its members to produce citrus protability and efciency. PRVCGA represents commercial citrus growers in DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, Charlotte and Sarasota counties. The association has approximately 250 grower members and 150 associate members. Visit www. for more information.Citrus growers urged to attend March 26 RoundtableBY PEACE RIVER CALLEY CITRUS GROWERS ASSOC. once kidded the man providing the phone about his money. You know, you cant take it with you, he said. He replied, I know but dont it make the going good! If you were to attend one of his performances with no previous knowledge of the cowboy life, your mind would be like a movie screen onto which his resonating baritone drawl would project vivid scenes with his witty, often poignant deliveries. His oral offerings incite a gauntlet of emotions, ranging from laughter to tears, and those who listen with their heart know hes a man of compassion and conviction. Couple that with the humor reflected in the twinkle of his eye, and youll be as entertained as you are educated as to what he is all about. What I try to do with my poetry is paint you a picture. Sharp does have a hobby. He once collected Model A and Model T antique cars, but now busies himself with antique motorcycles, which he pronounces motorsickles. He owns two Harleys, 1939 and 1964 models, a 1957 Triumph, a 1973 Yamaha, and two BMWs, 1953 and 1975 models. For the record, he rides. And he is quick to tell you that he does wear a helmet when doing so. However, he has his own name for it a brain bucket. He once had a 1926 Indian, which he took to a Las Vegas motorcy cle show with no intentions of selling it. But he and the bike parted company anyway. The first bid a man made was $10,000 more than I was willing to take!No roads not takenCarl Sharps life has led him down many roads, quite literally. There are not many cities and towns you can name that he hasnt performed in or at least passed through. The country song Ive Been Everywhere comes to mind, with its rapid-fire delivery of city names. Those who question his memory on this subject are often surprised that he has not only been to these places, but can describe the establishments hes shared his talents in. Not bad for someone who is just two months shy of becoming a centenarian. Hes highly recognizable due to his many performances and publicity surrounding them, but also because people remember how he dresses, talks, carries himself, and treats others, and this can be rewarding. I go into Wheelers Caf and get some coffee, and there aint nobody thatll let me pay for that coffee. Laughing about accepting their generosity, he adds, Ill admit, Im not getting into them for four tires, or something like that. Another story about his notoriety is when someone was introducing him to then-DeSoto County Sheriff Vernon Keen, thinking they didnt know each other already. Keen looked at the introducer and simply said, Mr. Sharp likes his baloney fried. Back in 1936 he was part of the last great cattle drive, which followed the trail used by Jacob Summerlins outfits when beef was herded from the Kissimmee area across Floridas vast plains and across creeks and rivers to Punta Rassa, near Fort Myers. Summerlin lived between 1820 and 1893, and was the wealthiest cattleman of his generation, according to Louise K. Frisbies 1974 book Peace River Pioneers. He provided beef for the Confederacy during the Civil War and from Punta Rassa, ship herds to Cuba in exchange for gold doubloons. Sharp remembers the tedious thenopen range journey he was part of, including spending three days in belly-deep water. He knows of which he speaks when it comes to the cowboy life. He no longer hunts for sport, unless its with a camera, rather than a gun. The cowboy poet says his eyes arent as good as they once were, and hed hate to wing something. He has nothing against those who hunt, claiming, Im welcome in any hunting camp because I make good biscuits.Politics and poetryConcerning politics, he quips, I have no party affiliation that way, everybody hates me! A favorite story of his concerns the time he was intro duced by then-Senator Lawton Chiles, who told those gathered, Watch him, he has a black belt in oral karate! Sharp laughs at that, adding, Now thats a compliment! He has a serious outlook on politics as well. Seems like in the last 50 years not an honest man goes into politics and stays. Either he does not stay in office, or he does not stay hon est. He has a choice, and Id tell them to their face. His talents and popularity have taken him to events such as the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada, and the Georgia Poets Society, which predates the Civil War. There, in 1991, he began sharing his poetry at 8 p.m. and at 9:30 the president of the organization asked the 600 writers gathered there at the Mulberry Hotel in Savannah if they were having fun. They wanted more and gave him a standing ovation, so he continued. I quit at ve minutes till three in the morning, Sharp says with a laugh, I lacked ve minutes talking seven hours. He doesnt store anything in a computer because he doesnt own one. Instead, he has an incredible 75 hours worth of poetry committed to memory. Or, in his words, in the ling cabinet between my ears. One might wonder where a man like Carl Sharp resides. I dont live in Hendry County; I exist, he says. Fort Denaud is so small that it does not have a post office, so I have a LaBelle address. Its so small that it does not have a telephone exchange, so I have a LaBelle telephone. If I had a job in LaBelle and a home in Hell, Id quit my job and go home! He loves to joke about where he lives. Its the perfect place to commit a murder because the DNA here is all the same. And there are no dental records. Country songwriter/storyteller Tom T. Halls 1975 hit Faster Horses might be considered by some to be a fair description of Carl E. Sharp. The opening lyrics read He was an old-time cowboy, dont you understand/ His eyes were sharp as razor blades, his face was leather tan/ His toes were pointed inward from a-hangin on a horse/ He was an old philosopher, of course.Dress for successSharp credits a bit part of his success to his long-time partner, Marjorie. He may get his boots custom-made in St. Louis and buy fancy Stetson hats to go with his cost-efcient jeans and shirts, but shes made his fancy, colorful vests over the years more than 50. His wardrobe never needs adjustment because over the past 60 years, hes gained only four pounds. I got a beautiful young girl here shes only 89. Shes a lot better than I deserve, and Im gonna treat her that way. If Im in town, she gets her coffee and breakfast in bed every morning. You know that Charley Pride song Kiss an Angel Good Morning? Thats what I do. Reflecting back over his century of living, hell tell you, If I had my life to live over again, Id do the same things only more of em! Retirement is out of the question. Instead, he says hes going to change his job description and direction. Downhill, he says, Im not going to 101; Im going back to 99, 98, 97 and so on. When asked if he has plans for May 21, the day he hits 100, he says, Definitely. She and I will be celebrating it where not a soul knows who we are. No disguises, he says. I can run a covert operation; no problem. Sharp served as Grand Marshall at the rodeo parade earlier this month, and will make another appearance in Arcadia on Saturday at the Six Gun Country Music Showcase, featuring many famous artists, at the Arcadia Rodeo Arena.SHARPFROM PAGE 17 Uelm,I


The Sun / Thursday, March 20, 2014 Page 23 | Arcadian The Desoto County 4-H Shooting Sports Club was represented by 10 members at the State Rie Match on March 1, in Brooksville at the Hernando Sportsmans Complex. Four new members went this year and DeSoto County was well represented by Seniors Emily Hatcher, Lauren Hatcher, Ricky Hatcher, and Steve Newberry and Intermediates Colton Peaden, Luke Hatcher, Brant Alley, Cole Finley, Justin Simcic and Aaron Spicer. There were two events: the Civilian Marksmanship program and NRA Three Position match. In the CMP event, seniors Emily Hatcher placed 3rd, Steve Newberry 7th, Ricky Hatcher 8th and Lauren Hatcher was 10th. Intermediates Luke Hatcher placed 5th, Colton Peaden 9th and Brant Alley 10th. In the NRA three-position event, seniors Emily and Ricky Hatcher tied for 5th, Steve Newberry was 8th and Lauren Hatcher was 9th. Intermediate Luke Hatcher was 2nd. In team events, both Intermediate and Senior teams placed 2nd. The top ve seniors at the State Rie Match earned a spot on the Florida 4-H National team. By placing third among all seniors in the event, Emily Hatcher won a prestigious spot on the National Team. The match will be held in Grand Island, Neb. in June. She was surprised and excited to make the National Team, because she was using a back-up rie instead of the one she normally used. She now has to focus on the ACT, graduation, college, training for the competition and getting to Nebraska. Emily now has to raise money to get to Nebraska. A spaghetti dinner is planned for March 26 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the 4-H Extension Ofce, 2150 N.E. Roan Street. Dinners will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert for $7, with beverages $1. You may eat there or take out; call the 4-H ofce at 863-993-4846 for details. Donations can also be made at the 4-H ofce; call Kristie Popa at 863-993-4846 or mail checks to Desoto County 4-H, 2150 N. E. Roan St., Arcadia 34266. Write National Rie Competition in the subject line. The club thanks the board and members of the DeSoto Gun Club for permission to shoot at the range and for supporting the kids nancially. Thanks also to the Friends of the NRA for giving the club a grant this year. The grant helped with ries and equipment. Finally, thanks to coach Ric Hatcher, range assistant Oby Baucom and all the parents and grandparents who bring the kids to the range.DeSoto shooter aims for national contest in NebraskaBy SUSAN HATCHER4-H SHOOTING SPORTS CLUB The 2014 DeSoto County 4-H Shooting Sports membersBack Row: Coach Ric Hatcher, Justin Simcic, Lauren Hatcher, Ricky Hatcher. Middle Row: Club leader Susan Hatcher, Brant Alley, Steve Newberry, Luke Hatcher, Colton Peaden. Front Row: Aaron Spicer, Cole Finley, Emily Hatcher. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY SUSAN HATCHEREmily Hatcher earned a spot on Floridas team for the national competition in Nebraska by placing third in the state match. The Intermediate Team of Colton Peaden, Brant Alley and Luke Hatcher came in second place. rfn tb n r rfnr fntbttfr 2996931 50456734 Ctar(otfe 40vNt/I or of Portrait of trifMEET THE AUTHOR MARCH 24-28, AT 3PMJoin local author Charlotte Hosie Nymark at theLast Chapter Coffee House and Cafe. -14 W. Oak St., ArcadiaPot i i of Ei,ii tells tale of one woman's history of evil in asmall Florida town as she slides through cracks in the -corrupt legal system until justice is finally served.F155 LADESAZ ENT Electric Cooperative, Inc."Neighbors Working for Neighbors"A Tmthm Fmm-*C-pmtm LAKE PLACIDMARINE wmwRealty Plus II i 7


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