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The Arcadian
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, April 10, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsLABREE WINS STATE HONORSNoted Arcadian artist, Guy LaBree, is honored at state ceremony.PAGE 11 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........18 LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: School district touts proposed new school ....................................... 2 THE REST OF THE STORY: Hospital CEO Vince Sica speaks up on Consumer Reports survey ................. 5 MEDIATION: It could be the answer to resolve your court issues ......................................... 10 INSIDE Like us on Facebook Relay for Life: Walking for a cause ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comFrom all walks of life, many gathered Saturday for the annual DeSoto County Relay For Life, honoring those who survived cancer, remem bering those who succumbed, and vowing to continue seeking a cure. Turn to page 13 for more photos. Racers prepare for the Relay for Life held at Veterans Memorial Park. The event began Saturday afternoon and continued overnight.The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners received an initial estimate Tuesday on the costs of rehabbing the Fire Station 1 building. Bob Taylor from Alliance Design Group in Punta Gorda said remodeling the building to meet current code would be more expensive than to tear it down and start from scratch. Remodeling would cost approximately $1.26 million, not including design fees. That amount includes an eye-opening $278,000 for electrical, and six-gure numbers for partial demolition, concrete and special construction. Taylor said to build a new facility would cost approximately $24-$25/ square foot, where remodeling would total around $28-$29/square foot. Theres no question you can x it, but in the end it will cost you more to try to upgrade the existing facility to meet new codes, Taylor said. Also, if you build new it doesnt restrict you to an L-shaped design. Commissioner Bob Miller said he was appalled by the nal estimate, and asked Taylor why areas such as electrical were so high. Were not going to wrap the building in wire; thats an exorbitant gure, he said. I know we can go through this and nd signicant reductions, maybe in areas such as masonry, appliances, etc. I think if we got a competitive bid the nal number would be much lower. A major concern for Commissioner Gabriel Quave was whether current building plans would be sufcient to house both the Station 1 crew and the administrative staff. If we build new and dont take into account the administrative staff, I fear you might be coming back here in the near future for a new building, he said. Public Safety Chief Larry Taylor addressed Quaves concerns. Yes, as it currently stands we would need to construct a second building. Taylor said if the county chose to build new, he would prefer to site it on the former Coca-Cola Bottling property, allowing him to combine Stations 1 and 3 in a central location. When asked by commissioners why he wanted to move to Fire Station 1 study results revealedBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORSTATION | 22After deliberating for two hours on Tuesday, a jury convicted Luis Omar Alvarez, 35, of sexual battery involving one of his former students. Court records show Alvarez, now residing in Melbourne, Fla., was tried on two counts of sexual battery against a person over 12 but under 18 years old where the defendant had custodial authority, a rst-degree felony, and was convicted of one count. He was taken to the DeSoto County Jail Tuesday evening. A pre-sentencing investigation will be performed, after which Alvarez will likely be sentenced within the next couple of months. A rst-degree felony is punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Alvarez was initially arrested April 11, 2012 for allegedly having sexual contact with a 17-year-old female student. While being interviewed by the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce, he reportedly admitted fondling her when she was 17 and having sexual intercourse with her after she turned 18. Upon his arrest, he was immediately suspended without pay. He had been employed by the DeSoto County School District since 2006 as a band teacher for both the high school and middle school.Former band teacher convicted of sex crimeBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR ALVAREZ ga +rt Y yWN.II C X I ) I ANI g1 r 4 11 U4,-45T ESJi t-n S/111:f c1511EF HTM1 e' ~1 ~ / / T fem.Ilk.jc-477 0525211516211 6

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 DeSoto County School Superintendent Karyn Gary told the School Board Tuesday evening that the districts net cost to clean up the recent mercury spill at DeSoto Middle School was approximately $39,000. Finance Director Marcia Saulo said about $28,000 of the nal cost was for actual environmental cleanup, while the cost to remove and replace carpet, paint and for other repairs was $14,000. However, the district was able to save some costs during the week the school was closed in transportation, stafng etc., totaling around $3,400. The nal net cost was much less than the original estimate of $100,000 and the district is talking with its insurance carrier. Col. Thomas Damron of the DeSoto County Veterans Council gave a brief presentation about what the council does, and how the schools might be involved. He noted DeSoto County will be hosting the ofcial traveling replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall Dec. 5-7. He hopes school children will be encouraged to go see it, and promises a special commemoration on Dec. 7 for Pearl Harbor Day. Veterans are available to speak to children in schools on various topics, such as the history of the U.S. Flag, and Damron nds children are interested in learning about veterans. The Veterans Council is accepting donations to fund the Wall and has collected about 40 percent of what is needed so far. Gary said one goal in proposing a new leadership academy at the former Laurel Oaks/Community Green site is to draw some of the home-schooled students and those who have transferred to other counties back to DeSoto. Robert Turnipseed said the district loses funding with each student who is not in district schools, and by offering an innovative, technology-focused option, the hope is that many of those students would be interested in attending in DeSoto again. An estimated $1.8 million is being lost annually. The proposal whether to open the school may be presented to the School Board for approval in May. The school could be ready to open in August for the 2014-15 school year.Mercury cleanup costs school district $39,000By SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR The Women in Fellowship Ministry of the Greater Mount Zion Church are holding a fun and educational health fair at the church on Saturday. The Community Awareness and Health Fair will make it easy for people to learn about common health concerns and how to deal with them. Ernestine Simon said the fair will include fun games to engage people in learning about their own health. Well have a game to show people how to read nutritional labels on food packages, she said. There will be taste tests and samples of healthy food, along with information on the best way to prepare food items to make them tasty and get the best nutritional value. Both DeSoto Memorial Hospital and the DeSoto County Health Department will participate, and special this year, the Manasota Lighthouse for the Blind will be on hand to talk about help for the blind and instruct about White Cane Day. There will be booths to check blood pressure and speakers who will address diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Special door prizes will be given away. Your health is your most precious possession without good health, you may not be able to enjoy life to the fullest. So come to the Health Fair to learn how to improve your health. The health fair is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Greater Mount Zion Church, 256 South Orange Avenue.Community Health Fair is SaturdayBY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN The DeSoto County School District held another meet ing Monday in Lake Suzy to gauge interest in a proposed new Leadership Academy. On the campus of the proposed Lake Suzy Leadership Academy, Superintendent Karyn Gary told parents it would be a school of choice, open to all DeSoto County students in grades K through 8. She promised it would be an innovative school, focusing on STEAM subjects: science, technology, engineering, arts and math. The school would teach to Florida state standards, the same as any other public school in the county, and its students would be tested the same as in other schools. The differences, though, would make it look and feel like a private school, with smaller class sizes, more flexibility for independent exploration, and character development through the seven habits program, said Gary. Students would not be sitting at a computer monitor all day long, Gary said. But technology including computers, tablets, phones and other devices would be integrated in their lessons. There is also the possibility of including aviation studies as a backdrop for learning engineering and science (meteorology, astronomy etc.). Students would also have access to the renewed Environmental Learning Lab. Gary asks all parents who are interested in having their children attend LSLA to let the district know; postcards are available at the district. Gary said the school board may be asked to vote on this proposed school as early as mid-May. The meeting was held at the former Laurel Oaks/ Community Green campus in Lake Suzy because thats School district advocates proposed leadership academyBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR KEY FACTS ABOUT LAKE SUZY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Not a charter or private school it would be a public school Open to DeSoto students grades K-8 not zoned Public school no tuition or extra costs Students interviewed; also review of attendance, discipline records If applications exceed 150, students could be chosen by lottery Transportation will be available Breakfast and lunch served daily, as at other schools Principal, teachers will be certified as at other schools Dress code will include uniforms (collar shirts, khaki pants/shorts) Students could participate in district athletics and activities, and some clubs or teams may be formed, depending on interestDISTRICT | 22 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comDeSoto County School Superintendent Karyn Gary said the proposed Lake Suzy Leadership Academy would be open to DeSoto students in grades K through 8 and would be a public school, with no tuition, and with lunches as at any other public school. 50456824 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP The DeSoto County, Board of County Commissioners will hold a workshop on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1:30PM in the County Commission Meeting Room 103, Administration Building, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida on the following: TO UPDATE AND DISCUSS DESOTO COUNTY LANDFILL ISSUES. 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. 50456831 j4t/3or o l Portrr(t o l Tv((MEET THE AUTHOR APRIL 11t"& 12t", AT 3PMJoin local author Charlotte Hosie Nymark at theoak Park Inn 2 West Oak Street, ArcadiaNOW ON SALEat Amazon.comPortrait of Evil tells tale of one woman's history of evil in asmall Florida town as she slides through cracks in thecorrupt legal system until justice is finally served.I

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The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian Arcadian Publisher .............................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DeSOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 tjewell@sun-herald.com jbierman@sun-herald.com DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto ...............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore jgallimore@sun-herald.com Susan Hoffman shoffman@sun-herald.com Steve Bauer sbauer@sun-herald.com Tami Jewell tjewell@sun-herald.com Jackie Bierman jbierman@sun-herald.com Kyle Gallimore kgallimore@sun-herald.com DEADLINESEditorial: Monday Noon Classified & Legal Ads: Wednesday 11 a.m. Display Ads: Friday 5 p.m. (or Noon Monday for camera ready ads only) Classified & Legal Advertising 863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 jbierman@sun-herald.com ONLINE www.yoursun.net Like The Arcadian on Facebook Every year, the community celebrates National Crime Victims Rights Week in April. This year, the event coincides with Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and both will be the subjects of a special commemoration on Saturday. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at Iglesia Cristiana Pacto de Fe, at 1218 South Hillsborough Avenue. The theme of National Crime Victims Rights Week this year is Restoring the Balance of Justice. Taking place April 6-14, the special week led by the U.S. Department of Justices Ofce for Victims of Crime marks its 30th year of speaking out for the victims of crimes. The federal Crime Victims Fund has been funded from nes paid by convicted criminals to help support victims and their families. This year, the organizers are using the opportunity to promote National Denim Day. It was started in 1990, when a 45-year-old driving instructor in Italy was charged with raping a student. The Italian Supreme Court overturned the instructors rape conviction, saying that because the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her assailant remove them, thus implying consent. National Denim Day invites community members, elected ofcials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault, according to the website at www. denimdayusa.org. Participating organizations include Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC), Healthy Families, Florida Dept. of Health, DeSoto County Fire Rescue, DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce, Arcadia Police Dept., Coastal Behavioral Inc., Remax/Excel, South Florida State College, H&M Training, Safe Children Coalition, SHINE (Florida Elder Affairs), Navigator Project, Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Migrant Farmworker Unit, Florida Rural Legal Services, Habitat for Humanity, Seacoast National Bank, Catholic Charities, Florida Baptist Childrens Homes and DeSoto Memorial Hospital.Crime Victims Week and Denim Day commemoration held SaturdayBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR Leon Arthur will speak to the DeSoto County Historical Society at their monthly meeting. Arthur is the commander and founder of the Confederate Cow Cavalry, Camp #2181, Sons of Confederate Veterans and interim commander of Floridas 11th Brigade, SCV. The meeting will take place at noon today at the Family Service Center Annex, at the corner of N. Orange Ave. and W. Efe St. Lunch is available at 11:30 a.m. for $6. The meeting is free and open to the public. Arthurs presentation about the Confederate Cow Cavalry commemorates April as Confederate History Month. Born in Duval County, Arthur moved to south Florida when he was a boy and worked harvesting stone crabs in Collier County. He met his employers friend Charlie Sapp, a sergeant in the Arthur speaks today on Confederate Cow CavalryBy CAROL MAHLERDESOTO COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO BY CAROL MAHLERLeon Arthur, Commander of the Confederate Cow Cavalry, Camp #2181, Sons of Confederate Veterans, conducted the Southern Cross of Honor Ceremony on March 29 at Oak Ridge Cemetery. He will present the historic Confederate Cow Cavalry at noon today at the Historical Society meeting.SPEAKS | 10 The Easter Bunny told The Arcadian he will be visiting DeSoto County very early this weekend, and all area children are invited to the great Easter Egg Hunt starting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brewer Sports Complex. Sponsored by DeSoto County Parks & Recreation Department, Links2Success and Drug-Free DeSoto Coalition, the Easter Egg Hunt includes all sorts of fun activities for children, including face painting, arts and crafts, egg coloring, games, and prizes and, of course, the Easter egg hunt itself. The egg hunt kicks off at 11:45 a.m. and will be divided for specic age groups: 1and 2-year-olds; 3and 4-year-olds; 5and 6-year-olds; and 7to 9-year-olds. The events take place at the large pavilion near the Little League baseball elds. The Arcadian is the media sponsor for the Easter Egg Hunt. Volunteers and sponsors of the festivities include Arcadia Police Department Explorer Program, AdvoCare, DeSoto County Fair Queens and Courts, Mosaic, Peace River Citrus, Seacoast National Bank, DeSoto County Health Department, Joshua Citrus, and Clickin in the Sticks. The Brewer Sports Complex is at 1365 S.E. Hargrave Street in Arcadia. Easter Egg Hunt comes to ArcadiaSTAFF REPORT PHOTO PROVIDED BREAKFAST SPECIALS MondayF riday ANYTIME 1 1 2 1 E O a k S t r e e t A r c a d i a F L 8 6 3 4 9 4 4 4 0 4 1121 E. 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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 4Derek Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group Chairman David Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group President Joe Gallimore Arcadian PublisherSusan E. Homan Arcadian Editor E-mail letters to shoffman@sun-herald.com | OUR VIEW | GRITS & PIECES Time to raise your voiceCan we talk? DeSoto County is offering residents an unprecedented oppor tunity to discuss issues and ask questions in an open, informal atmosphere. In the three Community Conversations already completed, the county actively solicited input from citizens. What do you think are the biggest problems in the county? What do you think should be xed rst? Are you willing to pay more in taxes to address these things? If taxes are cut, what would you be willing to give up rst? How would you rank roads, code enforcement, animal services, economic development, tourism, utilities, housing, parks and rec, public safety, business development which is most important? And which is least important? You have one more chance to tell the County Commissioners and administra tive staff whats on your mind, one last chance to ask questions and get straight answers, in the last of the Community Conversations taking place tonight at Lake Suzy. Starting at 6 p.m. at Kingsway Country Club in Lake Suzy, you can meet with county reps and raise your questions. Too often, people sit back in the comfort of their own homes, glued to TV or their computers, and never venture out to county or city meetings. Yet theyre quick to criticize choices that are made by our civic leaders. You see it on Facebook: They should have done _____ or Why did they do ____? or Those _____ shouldnt have done that! Too often, the ones who are complaining are the ones not voicing their questions or goals until its too late. Complaining after the fact usually isnt fair. Just like complaining about who won an election isnt fair if you didnt vote when you had the chance. In both cases, passing up the opportunity youre given to ask, question, explain or choose should mean youve waived your right to gripe later. Wed like to single out City of Arcadia ofcials, both elected and appointed. There are many times the city and county should or could be working together to address mutual issues. We know the county expressly invited the city to take part in these Community Conversations. In fact, its fair to guess that one of the most frequently raised topics is a city not county problem: the need to pave city streets. Yet no city council member or city department head took part in either of last weeks sessions. (We did note school board participation, however.) We went to press before Wednesdays event so we hope someone representing the city attended. If not, they have one more chance tonight. There is, we know, some inherent laziness in all of us. And many of us are very busy, especially if we have children in school who are involved in homework or outside activities. Keeping up with jobs, household chores, maybe tending to elderly parents, all of it takes time. But sometimes you need to make time for things that are important to you. Roads? Sewers? Police and re? Taxes? Whatever your issue, please try to make it to the last of the Community Conversations tonight. Were really lucky our commissioners and staff are eager to listen to us. So lets talk. | LETTER TO THE EDITORDogs abuser should be prosecutedEditor: The dog that was severely burned is my new hero. Heroes are hard to nd in todays world. The pain she will endure for a long time is an inspiration to me. I have seen the pictures and cried. I have sent money for her care. However, I am wondering why the individual was not arrested and charged with animal cruelty as it is a felony. Animals are gifts because they love unconditionally. People do not even do this. After being burned over 60 percent of her body, she has a will to love and live again. I do not comprehend her strengt. We owe her an arrest for this heinous crime. The person who did this mentally unstable or not will do this again. Children were present and witnessed this horror. What if the children had been harmed? No arrest? I am all for helping the dog nancially and sending healing prayer. But I want whoever did this to be punished so that it sends a clear message out ... Animal abuse will not be tolerated.Louise Kahle St. Petersburg, Fla.One step ahead of Father TimeTheres just something about birthday cake that makes one feel old. And fat, too. But at least its something that tastes good. What if birthday liver had been the tradition all along? I think Id have quit having birthdays long ago, if that was the case. Anyhow, Father Time caught up with me again this week, for the 59th time. Youd think I could nd a decent hiding place after this many years. Maybe I just need to get some faster running shoes so I can stay ahead of him, as the Grim Reaper and he are suddenly starting to favor each other! Whats the earliest birthday party you remember? I believe mine was my third, held at my great aunts house in Miami in 1958. What helps me remember it, of course, is the silent 8mm home movie my dad shot that day. My great-grandmother is seen in the footage, conned to an old-timey wheelchair, smiling toothlessly as she waves a spoon at the camera as shes enjoying ice cream. She was born in 1874 and died several years after my party, and it boggles the minds of my grandkids when I tell them I personally knew someone who was born before Americas Centennial, and before Custer got it at the Little Big Horn. Makes me feel old, though. So many people fret over birthdays and say they dont like having them. I say that the time to worry is when you stop having them thats when youll have something to get anxious about. Right? I dont mind birthdays especially those of others. The biggest birthday I remember having was when I turned a half century old in 2005. Close to 100 came, and unbeknownst to nearly every one of them, wed planned a trial for me, in efforts to convict me for a lifetime of mischief and mayhem. Our Clerk of the Court, Mitzie McGavic, showed up in a judges robe with a gavel, and my deputy cousin Roland brought me in wearing handcuffs. One by one, some friends and relatives took the stand and related stories to support the charges, and of course I was found guilty in what we called The Trial of the Half Century. Weird, I know. But my daughters insisted on doing something big, even though they know I dont like that kind of attention. So we gured we may as well make it memorable. And that it was. Yall know what a pack rat I am. I have a few birthday cards from my parents, many from sisters, some from friends, and all from my wife, children, grandchildren, and even a couple from Woolly Willy Wilson, my fourlegged companion. Several years back, Daughter No. 2 was having her annual yard sale and, as I was walking among Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com.Our view: Take advantage of the Community Conversations tonight.GRITS & PIECES | 5 NFW5 ITEM: FAILING FINANCES YES! AND srf}2r t rC ULfD LEAD TO o5PfF14L BEI/3C; SoLlf ON L(F suPfbRTSTAT/r i I\ LooKs rD METKE r(STO -54FL rlE UVsGo fAj6TDMAKET,f v MT lowEMT4V 6tkAP4>t`flo L{

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The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian the tables, I spied a multi-colored, gold-trimmed platter that I hadnt seen in decades. I immediately recognized it as what my mother always served our birthday cakes on, and somehow my daughter had wound up with it and didnt know it had sentimental value. All she knew was that it didnt match anything else she had and that it needed to go. Needless to say, it got rescued from going home with a stranger for 50 cents, and shes made me a cake or two on it since then. Tastes like going home every time, to me and my inner child. Just this past Sunday my family and I celebrated early at Wheelers Caf with a ne meal, topped off with a chocolate peanut butter pie, decorated with so many aming candles that I asked if they had a leaf blower I could borrow to extinguish them! When youve lived as long as I have and have as many miles on you as I do (my internal odometer has already turned over a couple of times), you truly feel youve not only been able to have your cake and eat it too, but you got to lick the icing off the spoon as well. Im blessed well beyond what I deserve, and youll hear no complaints from me. Many, many thanks to all my family and friends who have blessed me for nearly six decades you are loved and appreciated! Lifes too short to grow into a crotchety old codger, so I prefer to morph into a grateful old geezer instead. Now if I could only nd a way to iron all the wrinkles out of my birthday suit ...GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 To all of our friends and neighbors, Id like to add some important information to last weeks article titled, DMH near the bottom of patient safety survey. Healthcare is a very complicated business and looking at numbers and statistics without fully understanding their meaning can lead one to the wrong conclusion. The Joint Commission is an or ganization hired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to evaluate hospital performance. The Joint Commission conducts unannounced hospital surveys. Presently the Joint Commission surveys hospitals once every three years. Its rules focus on patient safety and the quality of care provided to our patients. Hospitals must comply with all of these rules and regulations to remain in good standing with CMS. DeSoto Memorial Hospital is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, with the last survey being completed in Feb. 2013. More recently, in Nov. 2013, DeSoto Memorial Hospital was designated by CMS as a mentor hospital. This award was based upon our staffs commitment to reducing patient harm in all areas, including infection rates and readmission rates. This award was based on the information that the Florida Hospital Association compiled as part of the Hospital Engagement Network. DMH is one of 78 Florida hospitals that are actively working on improvement initiatives in 10 focus areas through this collaborative. The Florida Hospital Association has partnered with the American Hospital Associations Health Research and Educational Trust to provide support and education through the FHA Hospital Engagement Network. I would hope our patients would ask the question, What data was used by the surveyor to make this deter mination? As outlined in the survey, the Safety Score Components were: avoiding blood stream infections; avoiding surgical-site infections; avoiding readmissions; avoiding death-medical; avoiding death-sur gical; communication about hospital discharge; communication about drug information; appropriate use of abdominal scanning; and appropriate use of chest scanning. Of the nine components DMH was not yet rated in three areas. The surveyor did not consider the following: avoiding blood stream infections; avoiding surgical-site infections; and avoiding death-surgical, three components that define patient safety and quality. The surveyor defines not yet rated as this hospital did not have enough data for a rating. The conclusions of the surveyor excludes one-third of the data they are allegedly relying on to make their determination, and I would assert makes their conclusions suspect. I can assure you our infection rates and our surgical death rate are significantly lower than the national and state averages, and we strive to maintain these rates as close to zero as possible. Readmission Rate one of the components used by the surveyor needs to be explained. Essentially CMS is tracking how often someone is readmitted within 30 days after discharge. For example, a patient is admitted on April 1 for heart failure and is discharged on April 4. If the patient is readmitted to the Hospital on April 29, that patient would be counted as a readmission. What the surveyor does not elaborate on is the rules regarding readmissions are pretty ridiculous. For instance, the patient readmitted to the hospital on April 29th because he/she has a broken leg counts as a readmission. Here is another example, a patient admitted on April 1 for heart failure and is discharged on April 4, goes home and does not comply with any of the doctors orders and refuses to take the medicine prescribed by and is readmitted April 29. That is still considered a readmission. Does it make any sense that a patients personal decisions or an unfortunate accident be used as a factor in deter mining the quality of care provided by DMH? With respect to communicating information to patients, we are currently as good or better than other area hospitals based upon the data collected by CMS. This information is available at www.medicare.gov/hospitalcompare. A further review of the data used by the Surveyor specically details our patients perceptions of the care they received at DMH. Of those surveyed, 81 percent indicated they received discharge instructions and 74 percent of the patients indicated they received information concerning new medications. These questions are part of our patient satisfaction surveys and are monitored by DMH staff on an almost daily basis. What the surveyor failed to acknowledge is that always is the only answer that is counted favorably toward a hospitals ratings. The possible answers are: always, usually, sometimes and never. Even if a patient answered usually, their response is not included. So either a hospital gets full credit or no credit, there is no middle ground. I acknowledge these are the rules every hospital has to play by, but I am of the opinion that there should be a better way to score the quality of the services provided by hospitals. In addition, examine the additional information contained in the surveyors report. Over 90 percent of our patients acknowledge the service we provide meets their expectations. Our doctors communicate well, our nurses communicate well, we control our patients pain well, we provide help quickly, our rooms are clean and the rooms are quiet. Our staff is determined to exceed our patients expectations and we work every day at achieving this goal. With respect to electronic medical records, the surveyor did not score this component. DMH is farther along in implementing a complete electronic medical record system than many other hospitals. In fact, DMH has received over $2 million for achieving the meaningful use goals established by the Federal Government. DMH has a patient portal, which allows patients to log on and look at the medical records from any computer. Lastly, the data with respect to unnecessary scanning and the assumption that we are exposing our patients to more radiation than necessary is terribly misleading. What they are referring to are studies that are ordered and performed once without contrast and repeated with contrast. Without examining each and every patients file and reviewing the doctors notes it is virtually impossible to determine whether or not the patient was exposed to more radiation than necessary. Here is the question which will resolve many of the surveyors concerns. Did Medicare pay for the imaging study? Prior to performing any imaging study, the hospital must get prior authorization from Medicare. Do you think Medicare is going to approve and pay for a study that is not medically necessary? I hope that you will rely on your personal experience at DMH before jumping to the wrong conclusion. 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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY School District/DCTA Collective Bargaining takes place 2-4 p.m. April 10 at School Board Chambers, 530 La Solona Ave. The DeSoto County Economic Development Advisory Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday, April 10 at the DeSoto County Extension Office, 2150 N.E. Roan St. TEAM Arcadia meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Margaret Way Building, 23 N Polk Avenue. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to unite community organizations and coordinate community improvement efforts. DeSoto County Historical Society meets at noon every second Thursday monthly at the Family Service Center annex, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Lunch is available for $6 at 11:30 a.m. Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6 p.m. second Thursdays monthly at the Habitat ReStore, 111 N. Polk Ave. Call 494-4118 or desotohabitat@embarqmail.com for more information. Gastric bypass support group meets at 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Mardis Citrus on U.S. 17 S. For more information, call 990-0082 or 494-5700. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/ class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. FRIDAY The Photography Group of DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council meets the second Friday of each month 3:30 5 p.m. at the DeSoto Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Karen at ksmoke@embarqmail.com. Peace River Civil War Round Table meets at 1:30 p.m. second Fridays monthly at the Emerald Pointe clubhouse, 25188 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Lunch available. For more information, call 941-575-4269 or 941-639-0782. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. 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 Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by DeSoto County parks and Recreation, Links2Success and Drug-Free DeSoto Coalition from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 12 at the Brewer Sports Complex, 1365 S.E. Hargrave St. Age groups: 1-2 years; 3-4 years; 5-6 years; and 7-9 years. Free egg hunt, face painting, arts and crafts, prizes, egg coloring, games and more. The DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce will hold the 5th Annual Tater Hill Fun Shoot starting at 8 a.m. registration April 12 at Square One Sporting Clays Club, 7500 State Road 70 in Lake Placid. Tickets for individual shooters are $65 ($50 for under 18), including lunch. Sponsorships are available ranging from $50 for a station sponsor to $1,000 for title sponsor. Event includes lunch and raffle. Lunch only $20. National Crime Victims Rights Week, Community Awareness Event will be held 9 a.m.-noon April 12 at Iglesia Cristiana Pacto De Fe, 1218 S. Hillsborough Ave. It will coincide with National Denim Day to bring awareness and empower victims, with the theme there is no excuse for rape no means no. Downtown merchants are being asked to decorate their storefronts in teal to display solidarity. Community Wellness and Health Fair, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 12 at Greater Mt. Zion Church, 256 S. Orange Ave. Games, taste tests, blood pressure check, nutrition booths and more. A fundraiser is planned to help with the costs of Joann Burnhams recovery at the Arcadia Eagles Club starting at 10 a.m. on April 12. Sponsors include DeSoto Chrysler/Ford/Jeep, GEO Group, Sears, Reef n Beef and Radio Shack Kids Fishing Clinic April 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Lake Katherine. Suggested donation $5 to dish or $15 to fish and become a member of Coastal Conservation Assn. Anglers get a free rod-reel combo. Hot dogs and refreshments available. All anglers must be accompanied by parent and have signed release. For details call Adam Miller at 941-270-0895. Today is the last Youth Rodeo of the year starting at 10 a.m. Judy Jones with the Bread of Life Mission and My Fathers Table Ministries will be in DeSoto County at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Arcadia Plaza on U.S. 17 South, to give food, clothing and furniture to anyone in need. Bring your own bags. Donations can be dropped off at 6454 Scott St. Punta Gorda, or at Arcadia Plaza on Saturday. Monetary donations can be sent to: Bread of Life Mission, PO Box 511352, Punta Gorda, FL. 33950. For information call 941-575-4440. Step It Up for Parkinsons Awareness Walk and Family Fun Day, April 12, at 10 a.m. at Oscar Sherer State Park, 1843 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey. Food, live music, door prizes, bounce house, games. Call Toni Goin at 941-893-4188 x 106 or email TGoin@ParkinsonResearchFoundation.org to sign up, be a sponsor or for more information DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at 863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services. MONDAY Modern Woodmen of America Chapter 16497 will meet on April 14 at Reef n Beef. Call in your reservation to 494-1679. DeSoto County Veterans Honor Guard practices at 6 p.m. second Mondays monthly at the American Legion Post. The American Legion Post K-11 will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday, 2124 N.W. American Legion Drive. For more information, call Roger Bumgarner at 993-0129. The GFWC Arcadia Womans Club meets on the second Monday of every month Sept. through May at the clubhouse in Veterans Memorial Park, 2288 N.W. American Legion Way, with a pot luck lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a meeting. Members are encouraged to bring guests. For more information call 494-2966. The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday each month. The AA Second Tradition Business Meeting is held every second Monday at 7:15 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Arcadia/DeSoto County Beautification Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the DeSoto County extension office, 2150 N.E. Roan St., Arcadia. The American Merchant Marines Veterans, Robert J. MacAlvanah Chapter (Suncoast Chapter), meets at noon every second Monday at The Family Table Restaurant, 14132 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. All Merchant Mariners and their spouses are welcome. For information, call 941-625-3234. 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. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-426-7655 or visit www. district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. TUESDAY Law Enforcement Torch Run, 8th annual barbecue across the state for Special Olympics, sponsored by DCI, Tuesday, April 15. You must pre-order your meal and get a ticket. Tickets are available from several people in town or stop in at The Arcadian office. Dinner is $6 and includes barbecue chicken, baked beans, corn and a toll. Dinner pick-up is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 208 E. Cypress St., in the parking lot across from the Sheriffs Office. All proceeds go to Special Olympics in Florida. Greater Charlotte Harbor Sierra Club meets at 7 p.m. April 15 at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1532 Forest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. Speaker is Alexis Meyer of Fla. Sierra Club on Panther Critical Habitat Campaign. Temple Beth El, North Port Jewish Center, a Conservative Synagogue, will be honoring Passover by holding services at 9:30 a.m. April 15, and 9:30 a.m. April 22 at 9:30 a.m. Yizkor will be recited. All are invited to attend. All services are conducted by Cantor Lyle Rockler. For information, call the temple at 941-423-0300. Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Ave., Arcadia. The DeSoto County Special Olympics committee meets at 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday every month at The Last Chapter Coffee Shop on W. Oak St. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in coaching or working with adults or youth in sports. For more information, call Joyce at 873-8219 or 494-3440. DeSoto Memorial Hospital offers free blood pressure screenings from 3 to 4 p.m. in the DeSoto Memorial Hospital McSwain room. Call 494-8432 for details. DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly. For information, contact PIO Marge Rikcer, KG4BWF. Every Tuesday, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). $3 donation. For info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weightwatchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations welcomed DeSoto County Library story time at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for information. The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, at the Speer Center, U.S. 17 North. For information, call Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. WEDNESDAY The Chamber of Commerce Network at Noon is April 16 at DeSoto Ag and Automotive. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. The DeSoto County Veterans Council meets the third Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. For details, call Don Finkle at 494-1465. DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Mobile Pantry is on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Smith Brown Gym starting at 9 a.m. until the food is gone. The only requirement is to be a DeSoto County resident. Sponsored by the All Faiths Food bank of Sarasota. The First Marine Division Association meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday at Family Table Restaurant, 14132 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Call Carl Jones, 941-493-1408 for more information. Community for Seniors meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every third Wednesday at TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care administration building on Arcadia Avenue. Open to anyone interested in being a new member. For more information, call Lori Coker at 990-1340. DeSoto County Traffic Safety Team meets at 1:30 p.m. third Wednesdays monthly at the DeSoto County Commissioners room, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Hearing Loss Association demonstrates amplified listening devices from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. third Wednesdays monthly at Charlotte County Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. For more information about HLA meetings, call 941-624-2947. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. 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 Books Are Fun will be hosted by DeSoto Memorial Hospital Auxiliary on April 17 18 in the McSwain Room from 7 a.m. 4 p.m. Cash, check and debit/credit cards are welcomed. Peace River Audubon meets at 6:30 p.m. at First Alliance Church, 20444 Midway Blvd., Port Charlotte. Speaker is Mary McMurray, Fla. DEP, speaking on Colonial Bird Nesting Monitoring and Protection Program. Free and open to the public. Visit www. PeaceRiverAudubon.org for more information. 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. 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. SPECIAL Food Fight 2014 was a success, thanks to your support! Congratulations to Slims taking first place (4th year in a row!), second place Magnolia St. Seafood & Grill, and third place to Terra-Fried Chicken. They really plastered the walls! Free Spanish-English class, Monday through Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Nocatee United Methodist Church, 4502 S.W. Welles Ave. For information, call 494-3881. Habitat for Humanity needs volunteers the first week in April to help lay tile at the new home for Tonya Jackson and sons on Myrtle St. Call Junior at 303-3913 to volunteer. The home will be dedicated April 10. 3024793 JStepsEasYComplete Your Applicationc to South Florida State College.Applications are available from any SFSCcampus or center at online at the SFSCwebsite: www.sout4florida.edu.2 Consult an SFSC Advisor.3 Take Your CollegePlacement Tests.Visit the FinancialAid Office.Find out whether you may beeligible for student loans andscholarships.Register and Payfor Your SFSC Classes.SUMMER TERM FALLTERM Call 453-6661SSERegister Now Open Registration is to talk to an advisorThrough May 6. April 25-Aug. 21. about SFSC programs.Classes start May 7 Classes start Aug. 22.SOUTH DESOTO CAMPUS2251 N.E. 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The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian Family Album FAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to Arcadian.editor@gmail.com PHOTO PROVIDEDOn March 10, Nelda Hill was honored for countless hours of service to the commu nity.Nelda was honored for the over 28,500 hours she has given to the DeSoto Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.This honor was through Modern Woodmen of Americas Hometown Heroes Program.In recognition of her eorts, members of Modern Woodmens Arcadia chapter presented Hill with a certif icate and awarded a $100 grant toBig Dog Club Baseball, the charitable organization of her choice.Coordinated by local Modern Woodmen members, chapters provide opportunities to connect through social activities and volunteer projects. Improving the quality of life for our members, their families and their communities is Modern Woodmens mission, said Jane Powers, local Modern Woodmen activities coordi nator.The Hometown Heroes Program helps us acknowledge and thank volunteers across the country for doing just that.Modern Woodmen honor Hill as Hometown Hero Students, parents, and teachers got together recently at Memorial Elementary to explore the world of mathematics. Fifteen challenging activity centers were set up and parents and students worked together to solve the various problems relating to math. They had to think creatively and apply basic math concepts to solve the problems at hand. Math counts at Memorial Elementary School PHOTOS PROVIDEDMore than 200 people attended the event throughout the course of the evening. One parent commented, What a great way to make math come to life and show kids how important it is in the real world. George and Lois Wight were married on April 10, 1947 in Lansing, Mich.Happy anniversary PHOTO PROVIDEDGeorge and Lois Wight will celebrate their 67th anniversary on April 10. Happy Anniversary! Love, Bob and Lani On behalf of the Lipe, Hall and Sumner families, we are very grateful to everyone for the prayers, owers, food, cards and visits during the recent illness and passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Johnnie Lorine Lipe. Thank you for the love extended to our families. God has surely blessed us with your friendship.Thank you We would like to give a very special thank you to everyone who had donated toward our dads funeral expenses. We were blessed by each and every one of you during a very dicult time in our lives and the words thank you will never truly be enough to show how much this has meant to us. So again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts to Tim Dickerson, John Vogt, Gabe White, Michael Ayres, Dave Rathel, Bryan Neely, Homer Murphy and all those who donated to the account he had set up and to those who wished to remain anonymous. We will never forget what you did for our dad, Remus Grin, and will always be thankful! Laura and Chelsey GrinThank you 5 0 4 5 6 8 2 1 50456821 ' 11 111 Jeri= Desoto& Pharmacy4.,L--Your Friendly Pharmacy" iJ -4--Best Prices in town! IWe take time to help our customersand provide our service your way!$10 OFW1OThW1?iOFF11st Visit Prescription 2nd Visit Prescriptio 3rd Visit PrescriptionWe offer the Iowest price! If we are not, well beat the competitor's price!We accept all insurance, including: Medicaid, CVS Caremark, I lum:ma,'I'ricare, Express Scripts, BlueCross Blue Shield, Workman's Comp, AARP, United Healthcare & all ulhrr A!cJk,T Part 1)Pi,ui>FREE Home Delivery!FREE Antibiotic ProgramOver 300 Generic Prescriptions for $2.99flhIZN1')S5Chewable Multivitamins for every Achild's nutritional needs!'s1 Av i

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 PHOTO PROVIDEDKeith Keene, Past Exalted Ruler of Arcadia Elks 1524 and Past District Deputy, presents to Marshal Matt Anderson the Arcadia Elks Community Service Award of Citizen of the Year.Elks name Anderson Citizen of the YearThe DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce is investigating the reported disappear ance of a 14-year-old girl, Ana Ramirez, from DeSoto County around March 15. Anyone with information may call the DeSoto County Tipline anonymously 863-491-6767 or 1-800-780-TIPS.Girl, 14, reported missing from home PHOTOS PROVIDEDThis is a recent photo of Ana Ramirez, 14, who has been missing from her home since March 15. The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported an armed robbery at the CITGO Gas Station at 2009 S.E. State Road 70 (across from Seacoast Bank) on Friday, April 4 around 11:30 a.m. According to DCSO, one man (described as black male, about 5, heavy-set, wearing black shirt and pants with green cloth over his face) entered and held the clerk at gunpoint. A second man (described as black male, about 6 tall, thin, with black cloth over his face) went behind the counter and took money from the registers. Both left on foot and ran east. Sheriff: Armed men robbed CITGO gas station This photo of Ana Ramirez, provided by the DeSoto County Sheris Oce, was taken when she was 9 or 10 years old. |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.They may have been driving in a white car eastbound on Carlstrom Field Road toward State Road 31. If you have any informatio, call DCSO or call the Tip line to report anony mously, 491-6767 or 800-780-TIPS. With income taxes due soon, the IRS reminds us that criminals are at work trying to get our money and sensitive nancial information. Whether you led already (as the IRS recommends) or not, but are due a refund, a criminal may have beaten you to it by ling before you, using your name and social security number. If they have done so and a refund has already been issued to them, You now have the burden of righting this wrong. As several people in our community have already learned, it is a time-consuming, often frustrating process. You will need to contact the IRS at either www.IRS.gov or by phone at 800-8291040 to begin the recovery. Be sure to use only these contact numbers and not other, sound-alike ones. You should contact a Social Security ofce to notify them of the misuse of your number. If a third party completed your tax return for you, they should be notied. And nally, the Sheriffs Ofce should be contacted. At every step, you may need to provide information such as when you contacted the authorities, names of people with whom you spoke, and copies of any documents and written notes regarding the information they provided you. If a refund has been issued to someone else, the IRS says you will eventually get the refund to which you are entitled, but it could take up to a year. You can track an anticipated refund by going onto the above website and clicking on Wheres My Refund? The C.A.S.E. program is a partner ship between the community and the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce to protect the nancial resources of all our residents from scams and frauds. If you belong to a group that meets throughout the year, consider asking for a C.A.S.E. representative to speak. For more information, call Lt. Curt Mays at 863-993-4700. Watch out for tax fraudsters in AprilThe DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Kristen Ann Hooks, 21, 7400 block of S.W. Oak Creek Road, Arcadia. Charges: petty theft and violation of probation. Bond: none. Peter Francis Bryant, 54, Loxahatchee, Fla. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $240. Alivia Jenell Daniels, 22, 11500 block of S.W. Courtly Manor Drive, Lake Suzy. Charges: producing mar ijuana, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $5,240. Eugene Douglas Felipe, 59, 8400 block of Bay Ave., Fort Ogden. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Orpha Aparicio Galisia, 20, 6400 block of S.W. Marco Ave., Nocatee. Charges: driving without a valid license and out-of-county warrant. Bond: $5,120. Christopher Scott Fawley, 45, 9600 block of S.W. Hull Ave., Fort Ogden. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Tiffany Ann Gustin, 29, 11200 block of S.W. Welch Ave., Arcadia. Charge: parole violation. Bond: none. Amy Jean Hardin, 39, 9100 block of S.W. Raccoon Trail, Arcadia. Charges: giving false ID to an officer, driving while license is suspended or revoked and failing to register motor vehicle. Bond: $740. Edward Earl Mason, 56, Mason Park, Ill. Charge: grand theft auto. Bond: none. Tiffany Manees Toepfer, 24, 6500 block of S.W. Pensacola Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Zachary Charles Vest, 38, 1300 block of N.E. River Mill Drive, Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $100. Gregory Mana Williams, 24, 300 block of N. 13th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Brandon Keith Wisniewski, 28, Zolfo Springs. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $2,500. Raymond Ashley Coleman, 41, 1200 block of S.E. Esmeralda Drive, Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $150. Octavious Mario Dennis, 31, 100 block of Carmen Drive, Arcadia. Charges: two counts of out-of-county warrants. Bond: $6,060. Gabriel Guevera Jr., 27, 2800 block of S.W. Rowena Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $15,000. Theresa Jebb, 47, 4800 block of S.W. Bragdon Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended, third or subsequent offense. Bond: $1,500. Antonio Martinez-Zarate, 50, 100 block of Polk Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Julianna Bunth, 70, 400 block of W. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: misuse of 911 system. Bond: $120. Evanjalina Ramirez Herrera, 21, 2600 block of S.W. Lois Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: none. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrest: Derrell Robert Bryan, 26, 2500 block of S.W. Charlotte St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: $950. Compiled by Susan E. Hoffman 50456797 `I .1 1 1 1satii. \Andrea Bohannan863.494.2245We Can bond you out of anyCounty in FloridaFast Release Open 24/7301 N. 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The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESLouise Mona SmithLouise Mona Smith,77, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014. She was born in Trenton, N.J., March 11, 1937. Louise was married to Russell Peter Smith, who preceded her in death. She resided in Hollywood, Fla., before relocating to Arcadia, Fla., in 2010. Louise is survived by three children, Raymond of West Palm Beach, Fla., Carl of Arcadia, and Douglas of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two siblings, William Reimer and Kay Benedetti; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Her nal resting place will be with her husband, at the Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla.Patricia Mae QuezadaPatricia Mae Quezada, 49, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family in Arcadia, Fla. She was born Sept. 16, 1964, in Waukegan, Ill. She came to Arcadia, from Belmont, Miss. Patricia was a homemaker who enjoyed spending quality time with her family. She is survived by her beloved husband, Gerard Delacruz of Arcadia; her parents, Flavis Nelson Mitchell of Kentucky and Rosalee Thoms Mitchell, of Nettleton, Miss.; son, Roderick (Amy Lynn) Mitchell of Arcadia; four daughters, Sandra (Juan) Dominguez of Arcadia, Elena (Gerard) Delacruz Jr. of Michigan, Rebeca Quezada of Arcadia, and Sabrina Quezada; three stepdaughters; three stepsons; four sisters, Wanda Mitchell of Tennessee, Linda Wouldridge of Arcadia, Rachel Dickens of Arcadia, and Toots Marie Cassidy of Marion, Ill.; three brothers, Stanley Mitchell of Fairview, Miss., David Mitchell of Louisiana, Jerry Mitchell of Nettleton; and three grandchildren, Nathan, Nora, and Lilliana. Patricia was preceded in death by her son, Ralph Mitchell. Visitation was held Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home chapel, Arcadia. Funeral services fwere also held Saturday at Ponger-KaysGrady with the Rev. David Biddell ofciating. Burial is in Joshua Creek Cemetery, Arcadia. Online condolences may be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Judith Ann HyetJudith Ann Hyet, 66, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Arcadia, Fla. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Dommie Jean DelaneyDommie Jean Delaney, of Arcadia, Fla., had her life come to an end Wednes day, March 26, 2014. She was born April 24, 1923, in Palatka, Fla. Dommie was a graduate of Smith Brown High School and attended Edward Waters College. She met and married Alvin Steven Delaney; they lived in Boca Grande, Fla., until 1963 when they moved back to Arcadia. Dommie retired from G.P. Wood State Hospital. She was an active member of Mt. Zion AME Church where she was superintendent of the Sunday school, member of Stewardess Board, Senior Choir, the Lay Organization and the Simon-Johnson Womens Missionary Society. She had a lifelong passion for teaching and nurturing children; and has touched the lives of many children, evident by her numerous God-children. She leaves to cherish her memory children, Sherian, Alvin, Dominic, and Karen; grandchildren, Patria, Synetta, Lucy, Zola, Nichelle, Stephanie, Jerald, Joshua, Jacquette, Anwar, Irene, Randy, Katrina and Anthony; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Deoris Sally; brothers-in-law, James, Sidney and John; and many nieces, nephews, Godchildren and friends. Dommie was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin in 2006. Visitation was held Friday, April 4, 2014, at Hickson Funeral Home. The Funeral Service was held Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Mt. Zion AME Church. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home, Arcadia.Iliff E. VanAkenIliff E. VanAken, 78, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Sunday, March 30, 2014, with his loving family by his side. He was born March 6, 1936, to Max and Maurine Hauer VanAken in Hillsdale, Mich. In November of 1954, Iliff married the love of his life, Rose Miller. Iliff was a hard-working farmer. He owned and operated VanAken Farms, a grain farm in Michigan and upon moving to DeSoto County in the late 1970s he resumed his farming career in the citrus industry under the name of VanAken Groves. His work ethic was instilled in the lives of his children at an early age. Iliff enjoyed watching his boys play ball and his daughters cheerleading as they grew up and was proud of all of their accomplishments in adulthood. He was a member of El Bethel Church in Hillsdale. He also helped build South Woodbridge Church in Camden, Mich., where he was a Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. Iliff was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed by those whose lives he touched. Iliff is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Rose VanAken of Arcadia; sons, Eugene Bub (Dana) VanAken of Arcadia, and Jeffrey (Treasa) VanAken of Arcadia; daughters, Jacquelyn Jackie (Gordon) Burger of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Marla (Johnny) Hiers of Williston, Fla.; brothers, Gaylord (Sherene) VanAken of Jonesville, Mich., Royal (Lucille) VanAken of Hillsdale; sisters, Connie (Charles) Watkins of Camden, and Bonnie (Eliso) Jimenez of Reading, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents. A visitation was held Thursday, April 3, 2014, with the funeral service following in the chapel of Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home. Burial is in Woodbridge Cemetery in Woodbridge Township, Mich., the following week. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Ellie Juanita VitaliEllie Juanita Vitali, 83, of Spring Hill, Fla., passed away peacefully Friday, April 4, 2014. She was born and raised in Arcadia, Fla. Ellie was employed for 18 years at G. Pierce Wood, retiring in 1989. She was a 30-year member with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, and the Church of Christ in Arcadia. Ellie resided at Crown Pointe Assisted Living Facility. She was loved by all she touched and will be greatly missed. She is survived by loved ones, son, David Price; daughter, Debra Price; brother, John Bo Young; sister, Carolyn Moncrief; and grandchildren, Wayne and Lilly. A celebration of her life will be con ducted at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 2014, in the Chapel in Crown Pointe, 11291 County Line Road, Spring Hill, Fla. 34609. Casual attire, please. No black. Arrangements are by Pinecrest Funeral Chapel. May the Lord fill your heart with love. Celebrative Worship Challenging Bible Study Connection With People Traditional Praise 8:30 -9:30 AM Sunday School/Life Groups 9:45 AM 10:45 AM Contemporary Praise 11:00 AM Noon 863-494-4345 www.cbcarcadia.org DeSoto DeSoto Church Church Directory Directory ... And Make Your Choice from our Church Directory 50456829 First Baptist Church of Arcadia 1006 N. Brevard Ave. Loving God, Connecting with People, Expanding His Kingdom 9:30 Sunday School 10:45 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening Worship Wednesdays 6:00 AWANA & YOUTH 863-494-3622 www.firstbaptistarcadia.com See Your Church in this spot For Only $ 7 5 0 a week! $7.50 Call Tami at4 9 4 7 6 0 0 494-7600 for more details. 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.) Fort Ogden United Methodist Church 6923 SW River St. 863.494.3881 Sunday School 9:00am Sunday Worship 10:00am (Nursery Childrens Church Provided) Mondays A.A. & Al-Anon 7:30pm Wednesday K-12 Ministry 5:30pm & Bible Study 6:30pm 5104 NW Oak Hill Ave. 863-494-6224 Pastor Dr. Howell Upchurch Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:45 am and 6:00 pm Wednesday 6:30 pm for Prayer Group, Youth & Children Sunday Morning Worship Starting at 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sun. 4:30 p.m. UMYF Wed. 6:30 pm Bible Study Nursery Available Pastor Jim Wade View Service at: trinityarcadia.com Trinity United Methodist Churc h To know Christ and to make Him know n 304 W. Oak Street 494-2543 St. Edmunds Episcopal Church 327 W. Hickory St. (70 W at Manatee) 863-494-0485 www.EpiscopalArcadiaFL.com HOLY EUCHARIST Sunday 8 & 10 am Misa en espanol Dom 6pm PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHRIST CENTERED, CHRIST LED. 9596 Pine Level St., Arcadia 863494-0044 Sunday School 10 AM Morning Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11 AM Wednesday Adult, Youth & Childrens Programs 7 PM Nursery Always Available www.pinelevelumc.com Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church 2865 SW Co. Rd 661 Expository Preaching Sunday Prayer Time 9:20am Sunday School/Bible Study 9:45am Morning Worship 11:00am Evening Worship 6:00pm Wed. Fellowship Meal 5:45pm Prayer Meeting 6:30pm West on SR 70, left on SR 72, left on CR 661, 3.5 miles on right Office Phone: (863) 494-0307 FREEDOM FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC. Where the Holy Spirit Reigns Freely Worship Center located at: 1528 NE Turner Ave. 863-244-2933 SERVICE TIMES Sunday Bible Study @ 10:00am Sunday Worship Service @ 11:00am Monday Woman at Worship @ 6:15pm 2nd/4th Tuesday Support Group @ 6pm Wednesday Bible Study @ 6:00pm Thursday Choir Rehearsal @ 6:00pm Rev. Dr. Sharon T. Goodman, Pastor FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 209 W est Hickory Street Mission: Take Jesus with you wherever you go Worship: 9:45am Sunday School 11:00am Traditional Worship Casual, Family Oriented Arcadia, Florida See Your Church in this spot For Only $ 7 5 0 a week! $7.50 Call Tami at4 9 4 7 6 0 0 494-7600 for more details. Nocatee United Methodist Church 863-494-3881 FREE Spanish English Class GED & Computer Literacy Monday Thursday 9:30 10:30am 494-7600$C7o5

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 Miami police department. On weekend shing trips, he told Arthur stories about the War of Northern Aggression and introduced him to muzzle-loading ries. Thats all I ever hunted with, Arthur said. You cant hardly nd them today, but back then, they were plentiful. The SCV was organized at Richmond, Virginia in 1896, as a historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to ensuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved, according to the organizations Web site, www.svc.org. Arthur served as commander of the General David Twiggs SVC Camp in Wauchula (now disbanded) before he founded the camp in Arcadia in 2008. He also helped establish the Lieutenant Francis Calvin Morgan Boggess Camp in Everglades City. Down yonder, he said, the families are all related to Lieutenant Boggess. Boggess, a longtime resident of Fort Ogden, served under Captain Francis Asbury Hendry. He formed a Cow Cavalry stationed in Fort Meade that was attached to Colonel Charles J. Munnerlyns Independent Battalion. The battalion protected Floridas cattle, salt works, and other food, such as pork, sh, and fruit, that supplied the Confederate army. In an 1864 report, Munnerlyn praised Hendry: Captain F. A. Hendrys company is at Fort Meade. This company is the most efcient of all. It has done active scouting and has so punished the enemy on several occasions that cattle stealing from [Union-held] Fort Myers has been stopped. Captain Hendry is a most valuable ofcer. Floridas 63rd county and an SVC Camp in Sebring are Hendrys namesakes. He and his Cow Cavalry will be the subject of Arthurs presentation. The historical societys books, Recollections I, II, III, and IV plus the Walking Tour of Historic Arcadia, Florida, booklet will be on sale at the meeting. T-shirts featuring legendary Acrefoot Johnson as drawn by Luke Wilson will also be available. All proceeds will benet the Societys efforts to preserve and promote the history of DeSoto County. For information, call President Bebe Bradbury at 863-494-6607 or email bebebradbury@gmail.com.SPEAKSFROM PAGE 3 Passover was near and thousands were gathering at Jerusalem for this important occasion. Jesus and His disciples were among them and, as they descended from the Mount of Olives, the crowd broke into shouts of praise, crying: Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! This enthusiastic welcome must have taken the disciples by surprise. On a previous visit to Jerusalem, there had been an attempt on their Lords life; now He was being welcomed warmly with His arrival being called the fulllment of Zechariahs ancient prophecy: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold your King is coming to you. He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey (Zechariah 9:9). To celebrate their acceptance of this one they now called their king, the people placed palm branches along the road before Him; hence the reason for calling the annual celebration of this event Palm Sunday. In remembering the triumph of that day, however, were prone to forget its tears. When Jesus neared Jerusalem, He began to weep because he knew difcult times were ahead for this beloved city. Jerusalem would ultimately be under siege by Roman soldiers; its citizens enduring untold suffering. The city would be leveled and the temple destroyed. But this weeping one would also suffer. In a few days the mood of the crowd would change; their chants of praise would become calls for crucixion. Why, then, was Jesus so concerned about them? Why these tears? Centuries earlier, Isaiah had written that the promised redeemer would be a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief (Isaiah 53:3), a prophecy that was fullled again and again as our Lord ministered to the poor, the sick, the dying. Now, though the ckle crowd would soon turn against Him, Jesus grieved over their coming calamities and wept for them, being more concerned with their imminent suffering than His own. Why are we not more like Him? In his book, Dark Threads the Weaver Needs, Herbert Lockyer says, At the head of the procession of the worlds sufferers is a thorn-crowned man, adding the reason most of us dont measure up to His compassion for others is because were too busy looking in a mirror to look out the window. In a mirror, Lockyer writes, you see only yourself, but through a window you do not see yourself but others. Our Lord was ever concerned about the pain, poverty and suffering of others. His rst prayer from the cross was for the forgiveness of His tormentors. And even in that place of humiliation and suffering, He took time to minister to a repentant dying thief, assuring him of heaven. Are you so occupied with your own problems that you lack compassion for others? Are you unlike your Lord in caring for the poor, the suffering, the discouraged and despairing? Remember Palm Sundays tears. And replace your mirror with a window. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.net.Why Palm Sunday became a time for tears Roger Campbell The Twentieth Century Literary Club met at the country home of Linda Waldron on March 27. Members enjoyed a stroll through Lindas blooming spring yard. They were welcomed by Linda and cohostess Betty Aaron into a home beautifully decorated in blues and yellows and lled with tulips in anticipation of an evening of A Spring Trip to Spain. This year each meeting has been a reminder of Oh, The Places You Will Go, the clubs annual theme. Linda provided delightful stories of her familys recent visit to Spain. She served a delicious dinner of paella, spinach with garbanzo beans, pork with apples, rolls and Italian bread, green salad with cherry tomatoes, potato salad surrounded by Caesar salad, and Italian drinks, coffee and tea. The desserts included strawberry pie, colorful handmade macaroons, Jordan almonds, turrn and lemon cream almonds. Vice-President Lynn Ellen Shelfer chaired the meeting and expressed the clubs appreciation to the hostesses for a wonderful evening. Following roll call and the reading of the minutes, the secretary circulated a card for Dorothy Sellers to wish her well as she recovers from a fall. Betty Aaron presented the following proposed slate of ofcers for 20142015: President Connie Bateman; Vice-President Shelly Baumann; Secretary-Treasurer Irene Pooser; Correspondents Frances Pooser and Lynn Ellen Shelfer. The slate was accepted and congratulations were offered to the new ofcers. A report on the recent beautiful 100th anniversary reception honoring the Arcadia Literary Club was shared. The Twentieth Century Literary Club wishes them many more happy years. The book sharing portion of the evening offered a variety of suggestions including Pope Joan: A Novel by Donna Woolfolk Cross, One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd by Jim Fergus, Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, The Maids Version by Daniel Woodrell, and Somerset, Roses and Tumbleweed by Leila Meachum. The April meeting will be at the home of Lynn Ellen Shelfer and cohosted by Terri Womack on April 17, and will be a French Garden Party. Ladies are encouraged to wear hats for the evening. Ladies present were DeAnna Smith, Terri Womack, Linda Waldron, Betty Aaron, Frances Pooser, Lynn Ellen Shelfer, Cynthia Mizell, Shelly Baumann, Phyllis NeSmith, Marcia Brown, Lavenia Carter, Ruth Dunn, Debbie Hackney, Stephanie McAnly and Irene Pooser.Book clubs destination: SpainBy IRENE POOSER 20TH CENTURY CLUB The Citizen Dispute Settlement Program offers free Mediation Services by the 12th Judicial Circuit Court System, which includes DeSoto, Sarasota and Manatee counties. These services are conducted within the courthouses located in Arcadia, Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice. The program is offered at no cost to residents of the 12th Circuit. The program is all about resolving conicts through mediation and gives individuals the opportunity to resolve their disputes in a neutral and condential setting. Participants can avoid court costs and lost time from work by using mediation rather than litigation. Mediators do not act as judges or attorneys, but assist the parties involved in a dispute to reach an agreement that is then put into writing. There is no charge for these services. All Florida Supreme Courtcertied mediators donate their time and expertise to the program. Mediation can help resolve all types of disputes, including but not limited to credit card disputes, auto sales and repairs, landlord/ tenant disagreements, consumer debts, employer/employee conicts, neighborhood disputes, nuisances and property damage. Attempting to resolve disputes through the Citizen Dispute Settlement Program before litigation has proven 12th circuit court offers free mediation servicesBy SAM GEORGESPECIAL TO THE ARCADIANFREE | 11 At last weeks Community Conversation, Nocatee businesswoman Eva Lowe said, My biggest problem is follow-through. You can go to a meeting and they assure you something wont happen, but then it does. Tonight, the last of four Community Conversations will be held at 6 p.m. at Kingsway Country Club in Lake Suzy. The public is encouraged to attend and participate.Last Community Conversation is tonightARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com a .10000,

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The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian to be highly successful. People who have used the services of the program have been most pleased because it saves time, frustration and money. The Citizen Dispute Settlement Program also provides the following services: A free Speakers Bureau, Community Mediation Training, Small Claims Court Mediation, County Court Mediation, Juvenile Restitution Mediation and Conict Resolution Training. The training programs offered by the 12th Judicial System are highly respected by the Florida courts. If you need help in any of the above-listed areas, call Pam McLeod, director of the Sarasota County Citizen Dispute Settlement Program, at 941861-7833. Describe the dispute and how you wish it to be resolved. Upon voluntary acceptance of the other party to participate in mediation, McLeod will schedule your mediation promptly. She has often said, Mediation empowers individuals to develop solutions to conicts that are tailored to their particular needs. Mediation works, and it will save you a lot of anguish and money. Give the program a try. Sam George serves as a 12th Judicial Circuit volunteer mediator and has been awarded Mediator of the Year by the 12th Judicial Circuit Citizen Dispute Settlement Program.FREEFROM PAGE 10 How many DeSoto County residents not only have had a song written in their honor by Florida folk songwriter Frank Thomas, but also have displayed their artwork in the Smithsonian Museum? Guy LaBree is not only at the top of the list, hes the only one on that list. On March 18, LaBree was one of several recipients of the Florida Heritage Award in Tallahassee, a well-deserved honor long overdue. Hed been nominated 10 years ago without being chosen, and was nominated again last year. His work speaks for itself. Raised around Florida Seminoles in Dania and Hollywood in the 1940s, their way of life was often his, as he and his Native American friends made countless memories together. He learned much from them, including a vast respect and love for nature and their culture, and he has spent the past four decades capturing it quite well on canvas. In fact, he is the only artist they trust enough to share the story of their people with. Seminole Alan Jumper, of Big Cypress Reservation, grew up with Guy and it was his idea for him to be an advocate for the tribe by using his art to bridge the gap between the generations and teach the younger ones about their customs, traditions, legends, and history. His amazing paintings have also been used to educate tourists about the Seminoles. Working closely with tribal elders and medicine men, LaBree has learned to create accurate representations of Seminole culture in his works that illustrate the stories that are not recording with writings, but are passed down orally to each new generation. Florida Seminole Chief James Billie wrote a letter of support when he learned his friend was nominated for this latest award, saying, There are many wellknown artists who have attempted to capture the culture, religion, histories, and day-to-day atmosphere of the Seminole Indians, but failed to do so. Guy LaBree is a very unusual person in that he has lived with our people and had the rare privilege of exchanging intimate feelings with and getting to know what it means to be an American Indian in the 20th Century. My opinion is that Guy far surpasses all well-known artists to this day in recording the Seminole ways. Known for years as The Barefoot Artist, LaBree moved to Pine Level in DeSoto County in the early 1980s, where he and his wife Patty still live on 10 undeveloped acres of palmettos and pines. His art studio is in his home, and he goes to work around midnight and paints into the wee hours of the morning. One look at his palette will tell you hes been at it a long time. Hes never cleaned it and the countless colors have piled up on it and dried to the point that it is several inches thick and weighs close to 10 pounds.Barefoot, covered in songGuy LaBree the Barefoot Artist is a song written by popular Florida singer/songwriting Frank Thomas of Polk County, and is a pretty accurate description of the man himself. For many years, LaBree refused to wear shoes, resulting in very tough callused feet, but has since gone back to cover ing them. Thomas song was played as part of the ceremony in Tallahassee last month before the artist was given his Florida Heritage Award. Guy is the subject of local author Carol Mahlers book Guy LaBree: Barefoot Artist of the Florida DeSoto County artist Guy LaBree honored in TallahasseeBY LUKE WILSON ARCADIAN PHOTO BY LUKE WILSONGuy LaBree displays the Florida Folok Heritage Award he recently received in Talahassee, in recognition of his contributions to Florida culture, especially for his paintings of Seminole life.ARTIST | 24 5641 Clark Rd., Sarasota Next to Dunkin Donuts @ I-75, exit 205 Go2dental@comcast.net 483651 CROWNS BRIDGES EXTRACTIONS IMPLANTS *Extractions not included. First consultation no charge. May change based on complexity of case. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment, that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 Ranch Rodeo pits cowboys skills against horses, cows and each other Darrell Sheeld from Bonita Springs rides his grandparents horses. When he grows up, he says he wants to learn how to rope cows just like cowboys do. The SMR and Deseret team won top honors in Sundays Ranch Rodeo at the Arcadia Rodeo Arena. The team includes Jason McKendree, Stevie John, Dusty Crosby, Justin Peebles, Jason Waters and Brandon Dreter. Jimmy Fussell, on the CJ Cattle & K Bar L team, rides behind the Working Ranch Cowboys Association ag as he enters the Arcadia Rodeo Arena Sunday. The XL Bar & Ryals Cattle team shows the crowd what it means to be a cowboy at branding time. In the ranch rodeo, the brand is a mop with lime powder. The team included Joel Beverly, Jay Ryals, Dan Ryals, Windy Walker, Walter Summerall and Justin Beverly. Sorrel Anderson, 5, has a horse named Gracie. She loves her cowgirl boots and will probably be competing in rodeo soon. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com Riding for the A Bar L Cattle team, Andy Kisela dismounts the hard way head rst. Also on his team were Carl Langford, Alton Langford, Allen Lanier and Elton Langford. Zach Adams from Adams Ranch is looking good on his wild bronc until the horse bucks him o. Also on his team were John Adams, Ty Bennett and Marshall Godsey. The SMR/Deseret team makes stray gathering look like a walk in the park. This horse stopped on a dime and said goodbye to this cowboy. Saddle bronc riding is one of the events in the Ranch Rodeo, showcasing skills that working cowboys use on their job every day.The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian Relay for Life takes steps in Veterans Park ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comRepresenting Tobys RV Park, walkers Charlotte Holcomb, Robert Standon, Duane Heisey, Dixie Heisey, Linda Campbell, Steve Campbell and Ashley Weaver walk the banks of the Peace River Saturday for the annual Relay for Life, held in DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park. Chrystal Shake, a Walmart Distribution Center employee, gives children on the Relay for Life walk the silent treatment, using her mime skills to elicit laughs. Michael Bashore, Katie Altman and Cissy Hay from Walgreens support Relay for Life, which began Saturday at DeSoto County Veterans Memorial Park. Emily Wilson, Brittany Scott, and Jerey Rodgers support reghter Gerald Romille, who partici pated in the Relay for Life with DeSoto County High School ROTC students. Ricky Hatcher res up the crowd with his blazing ddle, with his sisters Emily on banjo and Lauren on guitar, while Mom sings, creating beautiful harmony to inspire the Relay For Life walkers. Vicky Klopfenstein, who serves as photographer for Arcadia Village, gets in front of the camera for a change with her friend Michelle Brown as they walk during the Relay for Life. Linda and Steve Campbell join the procession walking for the Relay for Life at DeSoto County Veterans Memorial Park. ` ., r -@o tc? O@ ut &ELe, r 3.;is! n;i 1 N rF NI1 ..rft1 .c 4 ,___ f -:L r\1 I : 4 _tY l ei t>t _r 1 C ...t ,+ r1 ..T: i1 ( I k ..;;/ ,;f t I ; 1 '1 U ; v tr T iJ' :: :i j' : y i{ 7 LL ra. : I if>k. &Z1 i '7i`.c._ :t I Ii 'C \ h '+rr 'AJIiI' y' \4i -: t ,; I I :r h \' w \ \ ;1 ; Aa' p_I';:+Er.-cam"' r, mi 1 m. ; 1. ) -? i1 w` ", y y , ti ,, t, h For u> ;3'r, t !. ti G` f a y re L icy, k `.Y`a : \ : : k'ir4. L r a:: : 1 h.sYomy `t ipr.. T ": -:-.: 9 1!=1 -, II,--tU u' wr r ;r .-i. r 1 y .. a,,..' *&T ., i'4 i ri w tc T i r t: .4 . \ .. ;, y:. :,' .I ::1 2hrc $ i itli ,. 4 --. 1;4; i..411

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14 If youre a fan of high scoring baseball games, Southeast High School was the place to be April 1. The visiting Bulldogs put an old fashioned whipping on the Seminoles 22-2. Tony LaLonde, Brad Roberts and Will Nelson each had three hits and LaLonde, Nelson, Robb Adams and Grant Potter drove in three runs apiece. If you prefer well played pitching duels, however, last Thursdays home game against Hardee t the bill. The Wildcats came to town and put their ace pitcher on the mound as they tried to add another win onto their 14-2 season record. The Bulldogs countered with hard-throwing right-hander Bay Hale. Hale matched his counterpart pitch for pitch. The rst DeSoto County hit came in the second inning, but Hardee didnt touch Hale until a one-out single in the third broke up his no-hit bid. The next 18 DeSoto batters were retired and the Bulldogs were on the short end of a tight 3-0 game. There were only four y balls hit by the Bulldogs and just two strikeouts. Weve been emphasizing hitting the ball in the middle and on the ground and hard. We hit the ball up the middle and on the ground, but it just wasnt hard enough to get through, said DeSoto County Coach Trey Hill. The Wildcat pitcher elded seven ground balls, with only one of them hit hard. Hale was a victim of a couple of errors that led to the two runs scored in the fourth inning. Bad things happen when a pitcher walks the leadoff hitter, and the Bulldogs were no exception. A low throw from catcher Nelson on a pickoff attempt at rst skipped past Adams and went down the line in right eld to advance the runner to second. After a y out, a late swing resulted in a base hit to right to score the rst Hardee run. Hale struck out the next batter and with two outs there was a y ball to center eld that LaLonde made a diving attempt to catch. He said he had it but when he hit the ground it popped loose and the runner scored. If there werent two outs he would have had to wait until the ball hit the ground before he could have taken off and wouldnt have scored. A y out ended the inning. Hale threw 86 pitches in his ve innings of work, allowing four hits. The only hard-hit ball was the rst one he gave up in the third inning. The others were an ineld single, a diving attempt that fell in and a late swing that found a hole. Adams pitched the last two innings and struck out the side in the sixth before allowing a cheap run in the seventh inning. A one-out error put a man on and a two-out single put runners on the corners. A delayed double steal worked when Nelson dropped the throw as he tried to put the tag on the runner who was an easy out. I was a little ahead of myself, I tried to make the tag before I caught the ball and it popped out, Nelson said. They earned the rst run tonight but it all started out with a walk. Take away that walk and then there would be no error, and then the hit after that Dawgs lose pitching duel 3-0By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR Bulldog rst baseman Robb Adams cant come up with a low throw from catcher Will Nelson on a failed picko attempt. The ball hit the soft sand and didnt come up and went into the right eld corner. DeSoto County played well but couldnt score in the 3-0 loss to Hardee. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County senior Bay Hale rocks and res to the plate in the district loss to Hardee on April 3. Hale had an outstanding game, throwing 86 pitches in ve innings and allowing four hits.DAWGS | 16 Downtown Debbie Brown wears the No. 4 on her uniform because as a freshman she idolized former Bulldog Katelynn Johnson, who wore the No. 5. I wanted a number close to hers because I wanted to be a player as good as she was, Brown said. Its too bad Brown didnt choose No. 6. If she had, maybe DeSoto County would have beaten the Port Charlotte Pirates instead of dropping another close game 4-3. Brown went deep for the fourth time this season. Her two-run second inning shot over the center field fence brought the Bulldogs to within a run of the Pirates, but neither team scored in final five innings as the Bulldogs lost in front of the home crowd. Its my fourth homer of the year, my favorite number, smiled Brown as she pointed to the number on her uniform. The game was played on April 4 (the fourth day of the fourth month). The pitch was definitely low and down the middle. I got underneath it and it was little high and it went over. I watched it all the way, she said. DeSoto County had plenty of chances to score in the game but were unable to produce a hit or even get the ball out of the infield when they needed to. They left 10 runners on base in the game. There were two runners on base in the first and the bases juiced in both the third and fourth innings. One runner was left in both the fifth and sixth innings, and in the seventh inning they went down in order. Other than the seventh inning, the only time the Bulldogs didnt leave runners on base was in the only inning they scored, the second inning. What really hurt the Lady Dawgs were the back-to-back, bases-loaded innings. In the third, leadoff singles by Hayden Lipe and Shelby Cross got the inning started. A one-out walk to Lauren Rotering loaded the bases. Amber Reid popped up to the catcher and Alyssa McEwen struck out to end the inning. In the fourth, freshman Chelsea Whitmore got a check swing single and Brown was walked. Taylor Have a Nice Day walked to set up a bases-loaded, no-out situation with the meat of the order coming up. Lipe, who had already had a pair of line-drive singles, bounced to third with a drawn-in infield. Whitmore was forced at the plate. Cross, who was also on base in both of her previous at bats, sent a slow roller to the shortstop, who fired home in time to nip Brown at the plate. With the infield still drawn in close enough to shake hands with the batter, losing pitcher Destiny Payne also grounded into a force play at the plate. All the Bulldogs needed to do was hit the ball sharply past the drawn-in infield or get the ball into the outfield, but three weak dribblers put an end to the threat and knocked the wind out of the sails of the team. The Bulldogs were hitless over the final three innings. Unproductive outs. Thats what Bulldog Coach Billy Hines told the team after the game. We have to be able to not only put the ball in play but get it to where we can score. Its hard to believe that we couldnt hit a fly ball when we needed it or get one past that infield when they were drawn in like they were.Fours are wild in Lady Bulldogs lossBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County senior Debbie Brown gets her arms extended and drills this pitch for a two-run shot over the center eld fence. It was her fourth homer of the year. The big blast got the Bulldogs back into the game 4-3. That was the nal score as neither team could score over the nal ve innings. 4k,RiR 11 j11 :.t f.t.rr!`' ;w(IfDO tIte fell.; t : 9d8 IR rbq1J f! t Ir a
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The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian The DeSoto County junior varsity baseball team has had a lot of bad luck this season. They have held the lead in every game except two, yet always seem to nd a way to lose. We play great ball but we always have that one bad inning that costs us the game. Our team is much better than what our record shows, coach Ryan Fullerton said. April Fools Day was no exception to the teams season-long troubles. The Bulldogs looked like they were going to hang a loss on Community Christian, who had beaten them easily earlier in the season. The Mustangs had only lost twice all year and had won eight of their last nine games. DeSoto scored four times in the third to take a 5-1 lead. Logan Stevens had a bases-load ed walk to force in one run. Hunter Browning blasted a double down the left eld line to score Jonathan England and Chace Higgins. Stevens scored on a ground out by Casen Cross. The Bulldogs held a 7-5 lead in the sixth inning when the time limit expired. All the Bulldogs had to do was get three outs and enjoy the bus ride home. The bottom man in the Mustang order was hitless for the night but sent a line drive to Stevens at rst to start the sixth inning. The ball took a short hop and bounced off his glove. Second baseman Mikey Daniels caught the de ection and threw to rst just as Stevens reached the bag. The throw went past Stevens but he was backed up by the hustling catcher Kolby Scott. Scotts throw nailed the runner at second, but the ball was dropped by shortstop England. The next hitter sent a long high y to center. Higgins, who played three different positions in the game, lost the ball shortly after it left the bat. As soon as the ball got up about 100 feet, I never saw it again until it hit the ground behind me, Higgins said. Earlier, hed made a diving catch in left eld on a sinking line drive with two runners on base to end the Mustang third inning. With runners on second and third, a wild pitch scored one run and a single tied the game. The Mustangs ace pitcher Jacob Foster, who had come on in the fourth inning to shut down the Bulldogs, hit a liner down the third base line to put two men on and only one out. Browning retired the next two batters to force the game into extra innings.Extra inningsAfter failing to score in the DeSoto half of the seventh, it appeared as if the game would go another inning as the Mustangs sent up the bottom three men in their order in the seventh inning. Those three batters had a total of just one hit in their collective nine atbats before the seventh inning began. A leadoff single followed by a one-out walk put two runners on base. A single loaded the bases and then the Mustang shortstop, who had worn the collar in four previous at bats, ended the game with a single to give the Mustangs an 8-7 win. DeSoto County pitchers gave up 10 hits, walked seven and hit two batters. The Bulldogs only managed ve hits, three walks and two hit batters and struck out seven times. Stevens said, We never should have lost that fourrun lead. It was a good game overall but we just couldnt hold them at the end. We do things right 90 JV boys fall 8-7 in extra inningsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County JV baseball Coach Ryan Fullerton talks with his team a few minutes before the April 1 game against Community Christian. The Bulldogs Mikey Daniels takes a head-rst slide into third base in the 8-7 loss against Community Christian. Daniels scored the rst run in the four-run third inning.EXTRA | 16 DeSoto Countys junior varsity softball pitcher Jayla Cowell allowed just a two-out single in the fourth inning in the Bulldogs 5-2 win over the Port Charlotte Pirates. She singled and stole second and third base in the fourth inning and then scored on an error to tie the game. The three-sport star used her arm, bat and legs to carry the Bulldogs to their 10th win of the season. The Bulldogs took the lead in the rst on a run-scoring double by Cassidy Furr that scored McKayla Greene from second. The Pirates pulled ahead with single runs in the second and third innings, as Cowell couldnt nd the plate. The Pirates couldnt hit her, but Cowell walked ve batters in those two innings and wild pitched a run home. The four-run comeback in the fourth inning began with Cowell singling and stealing two bases. With one out, Bre Ray was safe on a throw that skipped off the rst basemans glove as Cowell scored. Tiffany Burhands and Katie Game walked to load the bases. Emily Dyal popped out which should have ended the inning, but the Pirates error had given the Bulldogs an Cowell throws one-hitter in Bulldogs winBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR DeSoto County catcher Katie Game does a nice job of blocking the plate as the Pirates Andrianna Suarez is cut down trying to score. The Bulldogs beat Port Charlotte 5-2.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com Hannah Lambright lays down a perfect sacrice bunt to move McKayla Greene to second, where she scored the rst DeSoto County run on a double by Cassidy Furr. The Bulldogs beat Port Char lotte 5-2 to sweep the season series over the Pirates.WIN | 16 M i c h a e l D e r h o d g e O D Michael Derhodge O.D. T h o m a s Q u i g l e y M D Thomas Quigley M.D. FREE EYE EXAM FOR NEW PATIENTS Complete medical exam with one of our board certified eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and test for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. 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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 is harmless, Hill said. We had a diving catch where the ball fell out of the glove and they scored a run when we didnt catch a throw home. We played very well tonight but their pitcher did an outstanding job with his location and speed. You just got to keep working and hitting your spots. You have to give 120 percent and continue to get better, Hale said. Adams and Hale are ranked rst and second in strikeouts in the district. Hill added, He pitched real well tonight, much better than his last outing and hell get a couple more starts before the season ends.DAWGSFROM PAGE 14 percent of the time, its just that other 10 percent that bites us, Fullerton said. We didnt give up. Were kind of strapped with just nine guys, so many of them have to play positions theyve never played before and they do the best they can. We dont have any versatility and hopefully nobody gets hurt.Not a one-man jobNot only is the team short on players, but theyre short on coaches too. With only one coach its hard for Fullerton to run his team. With the catcher making the last out, Fullerton had to run out to warm up the pitcher while the catcher got his gear on. After that, Fullerton then ran down the line in left to warm up the left elder. One man cant do all of that and keep the book to track the opponents batters. Without a first base coach the base runners dont get the help needed to keep from getting picked off base. A first base coach would also remind runners of the number of outs and make sure they catch any signs from Fullerton at third.EXTRAFROM PAGE 15 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County left elder Chace Higgins shows the ball to the umpire after he made a diving catch to end the third inning leaving two runners stranded on base. extra out. They took advantage of the elding miscue, as three unearned runs scored to put the game away. Greene was hit by a pitch to score Ray. Hannah Lambright walked to score Burhands and Game scored on an RBI single by Furr. Furr led the Dawgs with two hits and two RBIs. Lambright and Cowell also singled. Allyson Krause had a double in the fth, but was cut down trying to stretch it into a triple. Cowell didnt have her best game despite the lone hit off her. She walked six, with both Pirate runs coming as a result of the free passes. Cowell fanned ve with all ve of the victims caught standing there like the house by the side of the road. Not only has Cowell been a leader on the eld, but she has been instrumental in the development of Lambright as a player. They were teammates on the JV volleyball this past season, but Lambright was not in the starting lineup early in the softball season. Now the center elder has worked her way into the lineup and is hitting in the important two hole. My swing was pretty bad at the beginning of the year and I was rusty. Id have to say that Jayla helped me on that, Lambright said. She gave me a tip and from then on it really clicked. It was what I need to hear and from then on it just set it off and Im hitting the ball real well now. Lambright has shown tremendous improvement this season. In the game against the Pirates she laid down a perfect sacrice bunt in the rst inning to get the runner in scoring position for Furrs double. She reached base in both of her other at bats with a single and a run producing, bases-loaded walk. In her previous game she had a rst inning triple that rolled to the fence.WINFROM PAGE 15 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comBulldog rst baseman Cassidy Furr res to rst on a Pirate bunt as pitcher Jayla Cowell watches. Furr went two-for-three with a pair of RBIs and Cowell scored the tying run and threw a one-hitter in the 5-2 win over Port Charlotte. The varsity baseball team won a game and lost two close games. The win was a blowout over Southeast 22-2. Coach Trey Hill said, Every bad break and bad play that we had go against us in the season all went our way in this one game. Every ball we hit was between the elders, where usually they are right at them. The two losses were each by three runs, 3-0 against Hardee and 6-3 to Lemon Bay. The junior varsity baseball team came so close to another victory last week, but came up short in their games at Community Christian and at home in extra innings against Lemon Bay this past Monday. Both games had an identical 8-7 score. The team also had a bad game against Hardee, losing 11-1 after beating the Wildcats earlier in the season. The JV softball team continued to roll as they notched their 10th and 11th wins of the season compared to just four losses. After breaking their vegame winning streak, the Lady Bulldogs nished by winning four of their nal six games. A 16-1 win in their nal game of the season against Lake Placid left them good memories of the season. Earlier in the week they beat Port Charlotte 5-2 and lost to Hardee 9-6. The varsity softball team lost all three of their games last week by a total of just ve runs. They suffered losses to Hardee and Lake Placid by a 4-2 score, and a 4-3 squeaker to Port Charlotte. The DeSoto County Middle School volleyball teams split their games last week, with the seventh graders losing but the eighth graders getting a win.Upcoming games With the school year and sports year both coming to an end, our teams will be participating in district action. The varsity baseball team still has regular season games on the calendar with a game tonight on the road, and home games tomorrow night with Island Coast at 7 p.m. and then Senior Night April 14 against Dunbar. Note that the Senior Night game will start at 6 p.m. and not the regular 7 p.m. start. The nal JV baseball game is tonight, with a special starting time of 4:30 p.m. This team could use your support as they have played some close games lately and seem to come up just a little short every game. By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comNever trust a teammate who wants to do something nice for you, even if it is your Senior Night. Hayden Lipe oered to bring Debbie Brown a cupcake after their game and Lipe accidentally rubbed it in Browns face! ROM'IPSO S. """Yc T ri 3F-Yr _': 1...': ' :l ff ': li: l.:.i i el f riri i ..Si+ :J'i.:ii1:I:,ii: 1 jl irjii:+..iri:irifI.a..i.. 1...Y''' .a I . le i .i .1 : ll j ot. "f' 1.'e :'. f: Gt%. i. r, e '. a aidii: ri :i'i.'.S f'll. la r .* . f ii... if ,l sif.i Jr : 'I f i r r . i ::.. .l .. .. a i il. i Y. l' i :,. 'j I /j : : ': rl.r .'!llsl `i ':.I': Tif :.Lo: 1. 1 i., ; .1 ,N. 6ylti'1M1

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The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian rfntb Heres your chance to give your favorite local businesses the spotlight! Vote in our 2014 DeSoto Readers Choice contest to help us recognize the best of the best. Just ll in your choice for the best business in each of the categories listed below. rfnt brtrrnwhen you submit your completed 2014 Readers Choice voting form to us before April 30, 2014. 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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 The Coastal Conservation Association is hosting its rst Childrens Fishing Clinic on Saturday at Lake Katherine Park. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is limited to the rst 100 applicants, with preference given to CCA members. Anglers will receive a free rod and reel combo, provided by Fish Florida. Hot dogs and refreshments will be available. Anglers must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and have a signed release of liability. Folding chairs and sunscreen are recommended. The suggested donation is $5 per angler, or $15 including shing and becoming a CCA youth member. To register online, visit www.ccaorida. org/peace-river. For more information, call Adam Miller at 941-270-0895.Kids fishing clinic set for SaturdaySTAFF REPORT Children and their families will enjoy the Fishing Clinic Saturday at Lake Katherine.PHOTO PROVIDED The light bulb is often used as a symbol for a good idea, but is changing all the light bulbs in your home to newer style bulbs a good idea? It can be, if you do some research and choose the right bulb for the right application. Although the initial cost is higher, the new bulbs will save money in the long run through longer bulb life and reduced electric consumption. But it can be confusing as there are many choices out there, no true way to compare light output, and the technology is still evolving. The phase-out of the traditional incandescent bulb began in 2012. Although the incandescent provides broad spectrum light, by todays standards it is not energy efcient, plus it creates quite a bit of heat. Newer incandescent bulbs are being developed. Current offerings cost a bit more than the traditional type, but are one of the lowest priced choices and still the best choice for some tasks. Use incandescent in locations where the light is switched on and off frequently and not left on for long periods of time, such as in bathrooms, hallways and closets. The standard measure of light output is lumens per watt, but it isnt an accurate comparison tool because it doesnt take into account the wavelength or color output of the light. Lights that create a broad spectrum of wavelengths are the most pleasing to the human eye. Youll also see an equivalent rating on some bulbs, but it isnt a standardized measure. Incandescent bulbs typically produce 10 to 20 lumens per watt. A new type of incandescent is the halogen. It uses a lament sealed inside a glass envelope lled with halogen gas. Light output is slightly better at about 24 lumens per watt. They are a bit more expensive, but last longer. Incandescent bulbs contain no toxic materials and may be disposed of in household trash. They can be dimmed which will greatly enhance the bulbs longevity. Using an electronic dimmer switch to cut just ve percent of the voltage will save some energy. The newer dimmers use electronics to pulse the light. Most people are not aware of the pulsing, but some people are sensitive to it and nd it annoying. Standard uorescent lights are excellent for brightly illuminating large spaces at low cost. Theyre good for work spaces, but not the best choice for homes. Fluorescent bulbs produce about 80 lumens per watt. Light output is not full spectrum; however, bulbs are available in cool white and warm white. Using two different types in a dual bulb xture provides more pleasing light. All uorescent lights contain mercury and Make the right light choiceshould be disposed of properly. When replacing bulbs, look for tubes with green end caps, which indicates they contain less than half the mercury of older bulbs. Compact uorescent (CFL) bulbs have improved greatly over the years, but they are not suitable for every application. Many people have been disappointed with poor light quality and color, and often shorter lifespan than is advertised. Early bulbs took quite a while to reach full brightness; newer types reach full brightness nearly instantly. Often short lifespan is due to where and how they are used. Do not use CFLs where they are frequently switched on and off. CFLs should remain on for a minimum of 30 minutes. (But still not an argument for leaving the lights on all the time!) CFLs vary from 45 to 75 lumens per watt. CFLs should not be used in enclosed xtures where heat buildup may be a problem. Although bulbs are available with an outer round shell, the spiral type bulbs dissipate heat better and last longer. Vibration can shorten their life expectancy, making them a poor choice for ceiling fans. They also do not perform well in outdoor lights with motion sensors. Some CFLs are meant to be used with the base down, others can be used in base up or horizontal applications. Some CFLs may be used with dimmer switches, some cannot. Read the box and be sure the bulb is suited for the intended use, or check the manufacturers website. All uorescent and CFL bulbs contain a small amount of mercury, and should not be put in household trash. As long as the mercury is contained in the bulb it is not a problem. When a bulb is broken, a minuscule amount of mercury vapor will be emitted, but most of the mercury remains attached to the broken components and in the phosphor powder. Bulbs should be kept intact and disposed of properly. Some retailers offer collection bins. In DeSoto County, bulbs may be taken to the hazardous waste collection held twice annually at the landll. If a bulb is accidentally broken, turn off ceiling fans and the AC or heat system. Open windows and position a fan to draw air out of the room. Leave the area for at least 30 minutes. Then reenter and using disposable gloves, cardboard, sticky tape, wet paper towels or wipes, pick up all glass and powder. Double bag in plastic and save for hazardous waste collection. Light emitting diodes or LEDs are the Over the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke ksmoke@embarqmail.com PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (GEOFFREY A. LANDIS)Light emitting diodes or LEDs are the newest technology to gain widespread acceptance. As demand for these ecient lights grows, manufacturers are coming out with new congurations and prices are coming down. LEDs hold the promise of the longest possible lifespan, but little data is available on how long they will last in real life applications. The advantages of LEDs are no warm-up time, may be used in enclosed xtures, not sensitive to vibration, no toxic elements and no heat is given o. Some are dimmable with special light switches.LIGHT | 22 1. Eqq aster 1.1LtL1tJ a a 1 1 1. ,1Saturday, April 12thActivities 1 Oam-11:30amEgg Hunt for all ages 11:45amBrewer Sports Complex1365 SE Hargrave Street ArcadiaAge groups: 1-2 years old, 3-4 years old,5-6 years old and 7-9 years oldFestivities will be at the largepavilion area located near the Media Sponsor.nn rrnniT'.7.."S ri urp O Saru CnILittle League Baseball Fields A RCADIANSponsors Mosaic Peace River Citrus Seacoast National Bank DeSoto CountyHealth Department Joshua Citrus Clickin' In The SticksThank you to all of our volunteers and partners.Arcadia Police Dept. Explorer Program AdvoCare DeSoto Co. Fair Queens and CourtsDesoto Fire and Rescue

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Call Linda @ ABC T ransportation, Inc. 9 to 6 MF (816)220-1960, or emailabctransportinc@outlook.com NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2014CA-000023 MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL NOTICE OFACTION3116 CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. KYLE H. MORSE; JESSICA R. MORSE; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN P ARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in DeSoto County, Florida: Lot 3, Block C, Richards HalfAcres, a subdivision according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 9, Page 40, in the Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida. Together with a 1988 doublewide Brooklyn/Fleetwood mobile home, VIN #s FLFL132A10032BF and FLFL132B10032BF. ADDRESS: 2172 Richard Avenue N.W., Arcadia, FL 34266 has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit, DeSoto County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or before May 7, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATE: Apr 2, 2014 MITZIE W. McGAVIC Clerk of the Court By: /s/ N. Daughtrey 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, (863) 993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 4/10/14 & 4/17/14 369528 3025761 IN THE COUNTY COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-CC-34 FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JASON MICHAEL HANSEL, a/k/a JASON M. HANSEL and NOTICE OFACTION3116 MISTY HANSEL, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JASON MICHAEL HANSEL, a/k/a JASON M. HANSEL: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for replevin and to recover damages resulting from the breach of a promissory note on the following property: 2003 Chevrolet Suburban V ehicle Identification Number: 1GNEC16Z43J276681 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Connie L. Collins, Esquire, Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 124 North Brevard Avenue, Arcadia, FL 34266, on or before May 15, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED on: march 25, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of Court By: /s/ N. Daughtrey As Deputy Clerk Published 4/3/14, 4/10/14, 4/17/14 & 4/24/14 228541 3023597 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 14-2009-CA-000400 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENIFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-R3, ASSETBACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-R3, Plaintiff, vs. BETTY MATHENY AND CHERYL MATHENY, et.al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated February 19, 2014, and entered in 14-2009CA-000400 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENIFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR AMERIQUEST MORTGAGE SECURITIES TRUST 2005-R3, ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-R3, is the Plaintiff and CHERYL MATHENY; ESTATE OF BETTY MATHENY are the Defendant(s). Mitzie McGavic as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, the South Door 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 AM on April 17, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9, TALL PINES ESTATES FIRST ADDITION, SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA.Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 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 20th day of February, 2014. Mitzie McGavic As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk IMPORT ANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance: Please contact DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. Telephone: (863) 993-4876. At least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days;If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. Published 4/3/14 & 4/10/14 331723 3023577 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-CA-000770 CHARLES W. HARRISON, JR., Plaintiff, vs. NADINE LIPPEL ANTHONY and PEMBROKE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Notice is hereby given that on the 14 day of May, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., the following described real property will be sold to the highest bidder for cash: Lot 19, Block 2, First Replat of PEMBROKE SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 80, Public Records of Desoto County, Florida (the Property). Said sale will be held at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. This sale will be made pursuant to the Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated and entered March 24, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. The name of the Clerk making the sale is Mitzie W. McGavic. Dated at DeSoto County, Florida, this 25th day of March, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic DeSoto County Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk Published 4/3/14 & 4/10/14 315372 30235383 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 14-2012-CA-000845 METLIFE BANK, NA AS SUCCESSOR TO EVERBANK REVERSE MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, vs. HAZELAR H. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HAZELAR H. JOHNSON; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPNOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 MENT, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF FORE CLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeSoto County, Florida, will on the 29th day of April 2014, at 11:00 AM at 115 East Oaks St, Arcadia, FL 34266, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in DeSoto County, Florida: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN BEING KNOWN AS LOT 6 AND N 1/2 OF LOT 7, BLOCK I OF GILCHRIST SUBDIVISION OF SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 36, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 AT PAGE 27, AND RERECORDED IN PLAT BOOK C5, PAGE 52, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 10th day of March, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 4/10/14 & 4/17/14 109392 3025791 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-CA-000635 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. LIZZIE ALLEN; ROBERT ALLEN; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; DESOTO COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; CITY OF ARCADIA, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; ASSET ACCEPTANCE, LLC; UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS; MARTHA P. MEEKER F/K/A MARTHA P. LANE F/K/A MARTHA P. JOHNS, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" NL"wlmooooooooooojuHARBQRCHASEeel raUn-r s^ mink.

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeSoto County, Florida, will on the 1st day of May, 2014, at 11:00 AM at 115 East Oaks St, Arcadia, FL 34266, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in DeSoto County, Florida: The E 1/2 of Lot 29 and all of Lot 30, Block 3, Tier 5, of ALBERT W. GILCHRISTS EAST END ADDITION TO ARCADIA, a subdivision according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 27 and re-recorded in Plat Book C5, Page 48, of the Public Records of Desoto County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 1st day of April, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon re ceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 4/10/14 & 4/17/14 109392 3025729 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2014CA000015AXMA SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. EDGAR C. WELLES, III, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 31, 2014, entered in Case No. 14-CA015 in the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and Edgar C. Welles, III, Jamie P. W elles and FAL Investments, LLC, are the Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Desoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, beginning at 11:00 am on the 24th day of June, 2014, the following described property in Desoto County, Florida: A PART OF PARCEL E OF STEVENSON SUBDIVISION NO. 2 AS RECORDED IN MINOR PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 79 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTH ? OF SECTION 13, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 01 WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SOUTH ?, 1525.19 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 33 DEGREES 41 EAST, 1015.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 06 EAST, 879.74 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 09 DEGREES 18 WEST, 276.04 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 88 DEGREES 05 WEST, 630.68 FEET,; THENCE NORTH 33 DEGREES 41 WEST, 369.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A 66 FOOT EASEMENT NORTHERLY AND SOUTHERLY BY 33 FOOT EASTERLY AND WESTERLY ROAD EASEMENT IN NORTHWEST CORNER. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO ROAD EASEMENT AS SHOWN ON PLAT OF STEVENNOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 SON SUBDIVISION #2, AS RECORDED IN MINOR PLAT BOOK 1, PAGES 79 & 79-A. TOGETHER WITH A 2000 REDMOND DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE ID# FLA 14614964 A & B. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 1st day of April, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ B. Wynn DEPUTY CLERK Published 4/10/14 & 4/17/14 365872 3025706 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 14-2010-CA-000284-CAAX-MA Division: Civil Division CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ASSAD SHAH; SILVIA SHAH; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S);; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Desoto County, Florida, described as: LOTS 14 AND 15 OF DESOTO ACRES SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 9 AND RERECORDED IN PLAT BOOK C-5, P AGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING THREE PARCELS OF LAND: P ARCEL 1: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 14 OF DESOTO ACRES SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 57 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 14, 145.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 17 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, 160.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 57 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST, 143.92 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 14; THENCE NORTH 17 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, 160.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND P ARCEL 2: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 14 OF DESOTO ACRES SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 57 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 14, 145.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 145.00 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 14; THENCE SOUTH 16 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 14, 160.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 57 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST, 143.92 FEET; THENCE NORTH 17 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST 160.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND PA RCEL 3: FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 14 OF DESOTO ACRES SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN SOUTH 16 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 14, A DISTANCE OF 160.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 10 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 49 SECNOTICE OFSALE3130 ONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 94.22 FEET; THENCE NORTH 81 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 105.03 FEET; THENCE NORTH 57 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 143.92 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, South door of the courthouse facing Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 33821 at 11:00 AM, on May 8, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 1st day of April, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive T ampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 4/10/14 & 4/17/14 107236 3026313 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2012CA000602AXMA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. MARIA VELAZCO A/K/A MARIA D. VELAZCO, et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 26, 2014, entered in Civil Case Number 2012CA000602AXMA in the Circuit Court for De Soto County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. the Plaintiff, and MARIA VELAZCO A/K/A MARIA D. VELAZCO, et al, are the Defendants, De Soto County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in De Soto Florida, described as: LOT 15, BLOCK L, AMBLERS REPLAT OF BLOCKS L AND M OF VILLA RICA PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, P AGE 66, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 33821 at 11:00 AM. on 6th day of May, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: 4/1/2014 By:/s/ B. Wynn DeSoto County Clerk of Court PUBLISHED 4/10/14 & 4/17/14 276862 3026283 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000179 DIVISION: II Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, -vs.Deke Allen Livingston a/k/a Deke A. Livingston; Vanessa S. Livingston a/k/a Vanessa Kay Sykes; Sunshine Savings Bank f/k/a Sunshine State Credit Union; Castle Credit Corporation Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000179 of the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial NOTICE OFSALE3130 Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Deke Allen Livingston a/k/a Deke A. Livingston are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Mitzie W. McGavic, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, AT 11:00 A.M. on April 29, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 150, OF PEACE RIVER ACRES, FIRST ADDITION, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, P AGE 80, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator; 2002 Ringling Boulevard, 8th Floor, Sarasota, Florida 34237 (941) 861-7811 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT DeSoto County, Florida /s/ B. Wynn DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 Published 4/10/14 & 4/17/14 118683 3025749 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO: 2012CA000625AXMA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff vs. CRYSTAL M. HENDERSON, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 18, 2014, entered in Civil Case Number 2012CA000625AXMA, in the Circuit Court for De Soto County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff, and CRYSTAL M. HENDERSON, et al., are the Defendants, DeSoto County Clerk of Court will sell the property situated in De Soto County, Florida, described as: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 4, MOCKINGBIRD MANOR, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 41. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 33821 at 11:00 AM on the 20th day of May, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: 3/25/2014. DeSoto County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ B. Wynn PUBLISHED 4/10/14 & 4/17/14 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No: 14-2012-CA-000197-CAAX-MA Division: Civil Division EVERBANK Plaintiff, vs. SANDRA K. ADAMS A/K/A SANDRA K. MUSE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SANDRA K. ADAMS A / K / A SANDRA K. MUSE ; EDISON NOTICE OFSALE3130 L. ADAMS, JR. ;STEVEN R. MUSE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEVEN R. MUSE; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Desoto County, Florida, described as: LOT 26, BLOCK G, ROYAL HOWARD SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, P AGES 65 AND 65A, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, South door of the courthouse facing Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 33821 at 11:00 AM, on May 20, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 25 day of March, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive T ampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 4/10/14 & 4/17/14 107236 3026320 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No:14-2013-CA-000053CAAX-MA Division: Civil Division SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. JEFFREY W. HEITMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JEFFREY W. HEITMAN; MARY K. HEITMAN; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY K. HEITMAN; THE FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s), NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Desoto County, Florida, described as: P ARCEL #1 BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE WEST 3/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST ALONG SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 1450.92 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST AND PARALLEL TO WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 600.015 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST AND PARALLEL TO SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 1453.15 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EAST LINE OF SAID WEST 3/4 OF SOUTHWEST 1/4 NOTICE OFSALE3130 THENCE S 00 DEGREES 14 MINUTES 18 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID EAST LINE, 600.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED 1/5 INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL: DESCRIPTION OF 60 FOOT ACCESS EASEMENT: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST ALONG WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 1747.61 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 3533.44 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 58 MINUTES 17 SECONDS EAST ALONG NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 60.00 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST AND P ARALLEL TO WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 3473.48 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST 498.48 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST AND PARALLEL TO WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 1208.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST AND PARALLEL TO SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 60.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST AND PARALLEL TO WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 21, 1147.965 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST 498.48 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO A COUNTY ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY ALONG THE NORTH SIDE. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, South door of the courthouse facing Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266 at 11:00 AM, on June 3, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. W itness, my hand and seal of this court on the 3 day of June, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT By: /s / B. Wynn Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive T ampa, FL 33619-1328 Phone: 813-915-8660 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. PUBLISHED 4/10/14 & 4/17/14 107236 3026310 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14-2013-CA-000294-CAAX-MA STATE FARM BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. LOMA ASHFORD; JESSE ASHFORD JR.; RONNIE HEARNS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RONNIE HEARNS; DOLECIEA HEARNS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DOLECIEA HEARNS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); GIFFORD & GIFFORD CONSTRUCTION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER MM1

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The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian NOTICE OFSALE3130 PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: LOTS 25 AND 26, BLOCK B, JOE LOUIS FARMS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, South door of the courthouse facing Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 33821 at 11:00 AM, on April 22, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 1st day of April, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT 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 Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 4/3/14 & 4/10/14 107236 3023624 T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that TC T AMPA 1, LLC PNC CUS TC T AMPA 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 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 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK, CUST FOR TRC 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: 125 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-11-TD Description of Property: LOTS 1 AND 20, BLOCK C, DESOTO PEACE RIVER HEIGHTS, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT T AX DEEDS3132 COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 63. Names in which assessed: RICHARD GOOCH 2155 CASS STREET SARASOTA, FL 34231 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 MAY 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26th DAY OF MARCH, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 4/3/14, 4/10/14, 4/17/14 & 4/24/14 112132 3023630 OTHER NOTICES3138 PUBLIC NOTICE DESOTO COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS (DCHD) Pursuant to Florida Statute section 155.40 the Board of Directors determined at the public meeting held March 27, 2014 that it is in the best interest of our community to initiate the request for proposal process in search of a qualified partner, lessor, affiliate, purchaser or joint venture participant. Please be advised that DCHD has initiated the request for proposal for a potential affiliation, sale, lease, merger, partnership, or joint venture. A copy of the r equest for proposal maybe viewed on the DMH website at www.dmh.org. At the conclusion of the proposal period a subsequent public meeting will be scheduled to review the proposals submitted. The board may select 2 or 3 finalists and request that each make a presentation at a public meeting to be scheduled pursuant to the terms of the statute. PUBLISHED 04/10/14 248477 3025900 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 BERTA HUMMEL PLATES (6) assort. Mothers Day, Xmas $95 ea. 734-751-6743 BIRDS6231 COCKATIEL (F) w/cage $195 Call 734-751-6743 for info! DOVES (2) Lovely white w/cage $255 734-751-6743 QUAKER PARROT (M) w/cage $295 734-751-6743 FORD7070 2001 FORD RANGER XLT, ext. cab, cap/liner, red, new tires $6,995 734-751-6743 AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 AIRSTREAM Diesel Cutter 36 w/slide $29,995 Call 734751-6743 for more info! Weather SummaryAccording to Floridas Automated Weather Network, no location in the state received one inch of rain. Jay (Santa Rosa County) received the most rain with 0.77 inches. Maximum temperatures were in the 70s to 90s degrees, with the highest temperature in Sebring (Highlands County) with 91 degrees. The lowest temperatures in the state ranged from 37 degrees in Lecanto (Citrus County) and 38 degrees in DeFuniak Springs (Walton County) to 60 degrees in Fort Lauderdale (Broward County). Fruit and VegetablesMost fields in the Panhandle were too wet for work. Field corn, peanuts, and cotton planting in the Panhandle were delayed due to wet conditions. In north Florida, Dixie County farmers had begun planting field corn and peanuts. Sugarcane harvest was nearing its finish.Field CropsGulf County farmers will have to replant some vegetables and watermelons due to saturated fields. Bradford County farmers continued to pick strawberries. South Florida growers reported a hot, dry week. Crops being planted in Miami-Dade County were okra, bitter melon, and herbs. Miami-Dade County farmers were harvesting eggplant, green beans, malanga, okra, peppers, yellow squash, sweet corn, tomatoes, Cuban sweet potatoes (boniato) and zucchini. Vegetables coming to market in the southwest were beets, blueberries, cabbage, collards, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, herbs, lettuce, kale, peppers, potatoes, snap beans, squash, strawberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, watermelons and specialty items.Livestock and PasturesPastures remain wet in the Panhandle. Rain in March has kept the pastures in the southwest in favorable condition. The cattle condition for the state was primar ily good but the pasture condition was mostly fair.CitrusRain was scattered and very light in the citrus area this past week. Only ve stations recorded even a trace of rainfall. Ona (Hardee County) recorded the least, at 0.01 inches. The most recorded was in Balm (Hillsborough County) at 0.06 inches. Daytime temperatures were seasonable, reaching the mid to upper 80s in all citrus producing counties. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated April 1, no drought exists within the citrus growing area. Grove activity included irrigating on several days during the week, hedging, topping and spraying. Growers were continuing to plant new trees in existing groves. The bloom was nishing in all areas on both oranges and grapefruit. Some trees are bearing very small fruit already for next seasons crop. Processing plants were primarily running Valencia oranges and a few were also running grapefruit. Several packinghouses have nished for the season, a few were still packing grapefruit; some have transitioned to gift fruit packing only. Dry week but fields are still wetREPORTED FOR THE WEEK ENDING APRIL 6 CITRUS ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED in thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes Mar. 23 Mar. 30 April 6 Early/mid oranges 9 1 0 Valencia 3,090 3,659 3,833 Navel oranges 2 3 2 White grapefruit 170 173 381 Colored grapefruit 473 426 350 Temples 23 53 3 Tangelos 0 0 1 Sunburst 0 0 1 Honey tangerines 48 70 51 Total 3,815 4,385 4,622 Toe Jam, Hotel California rocked the crowd ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACKCalifornia Toe Jam, a popular band from Sebring area, opened for the group Hotel California at the Charlotte County Events Center recently. The band plays popular s and s rock classics. JG Big Star Productions of DeSoto County promoted the show for a near-selloout crowd. Hotel California entertained a near-sellout crowd recently at the Charlotte Harbor Event Center. The group is a tribute band to The Eagles and played many of their popular hits, along with music from individual members of The Eagles. JG Big Star Productions of Arcadia arranged the show. )l rI IWIFONIA fd JAM

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 newest technology to gain widespread acceptance. As demand for these efcient lights grows, manufacturers are coming out with new congurations and prices are coming down. Early LEDs had poor light quality; newer ones produce a more even spectrum of light. Light output is about the same as CFLs, although some manufacturers may claim 100 to 200 lumens per watt. The advantages of LEDs are no warm-up time, may be used in enclosed xtures, not sensitive to vibration, no toxic elements and no heat is given off. Some are dimmable with special light switches. LEDs hold the promise of the longest possible lifespan, but little data is available on how long they will last in real life applications. The light LEDs produce is directional shining out in a relatively narrow beam. Built-in reectors and diffusers can spread out the light. They are excellent for task lighting such as over kitchen counters and reading lamps. They are still quite expensive for over all general lighting. Shopping for new bulbs can be confusing. Often the consumer is left to using trial and error. Dont rely on the equiva lent rating information on the package. Look for bulbs that are UL listed or have an Energy Star rating. Invest in new bulbs for replacements. Buy a variety of different bulbs and try them in various locations. Or wait until tomorrow even better lights may be available! How much energy can you save? According to the US Energy Information Administration, an average of 13 percent of residential electricity use is for lighting. More efcient lighting could save 3 to 5 percent on your electric bill.LIGHTFROM PAGE 18 PHOTO PROVIDEDLED lights are ideal for task lighting and can be adjusted with a dimmer. where the district proposes to have the school. Classrooms were set up Monday as examples of how they might be arranged and elements that would be featured. For instance, in one rst grade room, joke posters were hung on the walls with the answers in CR codes which the students could look up on their smart phones or tablet devices. The seven habits program is a character-development system tailored for various grade levels. It helps children make sound decisions, taking responsibility, problem solving, teamwork and other skills. Learn more at www. theleaderinme.org. If enough parents indicate interest and the School Board approves it, the LSLA would open in August in time for the 2014-15 school year. For more information, call the school district ofce at 863-494-4222 or stop in at 530 La Solona Avenue (across from DeSoto Middle School) and ll out the postcard.DISTRICTFROM PAGE 2 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comClassrooms at the proposed Lake Suzy Leadership Academy wiere set up Monday to illustrate the kinds of activities that might be featured, so parents and students would have a good idea how the school would function. The Lake Suzy Leadership Academy would be sited at the former Laurel Oaks Academy/Community Green campus. Trans portation would be provided for students. The Lake Suzy Leadership Academy would still use tradi tional tools but would integrate technology as well, to assure children are comfortable with modern ways of learning and accomplishing tasks. Jokes and riddles posted on classroom walls provide a QR code which children can look up to nd the answer. the other site, Taylor explained it would help with ISO ratings. The new ISO ratings are based on ve-minute response time, not ve miles like it was before, he said. By moving to the other site, more residents would see a reduction in their insurance costs because of their proximity to the re station. It actually takes us less time to get out of the city limits then it does to enter the city. Commissioner Buddy Manseld said he believed the cost analysis give the county a clear idea of where to focus future efforts. If you try to remodel that building, youre still putting lipstick on a pig, he said. But no matter what you do, its still a pig. After further discussion, County Administrator Guy Maxcy told the board staff would come back with nancing options for consideration at the next BOCC meeting. County enters into MPO agreement Commissioners unanimously agreed on a membership plan for a regional, six-county metropolitan planning organization. The county had to approve it in order for some member counties to qualify for rural transportation funding. But before the vote, County Attorney Donald Conn questioned the fair ness of the number of votes given to Highlands County, with seven members of a 12-member board. When there are seven people representing one county on a 12-member board, and those members only represent 39 percent of the total MPO population, it seems to me that is a disproportionate amount, he said. County Coordinator Mandy Hines understood his concern, but said the votes are weighted proportional to each countys population. She said transpor tation funding for rural areas of some of the counties involved was being held because of the delay, and urged the board to vote in favor of the resolution. I understand Mr. Conns concerns and they certainly do have merit, but this is not a one-time decision that you cant go back and amend later, she said. This is for the greater good of the region, and we need to have an entity in place for the benet of all the counties involved. Commissioner Jim Selph agreed, saying that, I have no problem going forward with this. Highlands County could have gone on without us, but they chose to stay and partner with this MPO. Maxcy, a former Highlands commissioner, stressed the board needed to use caution moving forward. We denitely need to revisit this. Nobody knows that county as well as I do, he said. Im not saying that they have anything up their sleeve or are bullies, but once we sign up we wont get a chance to go back. Commissioner Elton Langford disagreed with Maxcy. Id rather have a little of something than nothing. I want to at least be sitting in the car if I cant be in the drivers seat, he said. I dont want us to be the knotheads right out of the gate. Its important for us to be a part of this. After further discussion, the board voted to pass the resolution. STATIONFROM PAGE 1 Find The Perfect Companion... ...in the CLASSIFIEDS! SUN,NEWSPAPERS

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The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian Harley Motors is a family owned company established in 2010 by Bill and Doris Harley. Their two sons, Stephen and Scott Hartley, oversee day to day operations.Youre not alone in thinking $31,000 is a lot of money. But it is the average price of a new car, or about $500 a month spread over ve years. Plus insurance, maintenance and gas. A new vehicle can pinch a familys budget. Now consider the average cost of a good used car is about $9,000. And that nearly 40 million used vehicles in the US changed hands in 2013, or about three times more than new vehicles. It still costs money to operate a used vehicle, but its light years less to purchase. Providing the best deal for the dollar is what drives Hartley Motors Arcadia, a used vehicle and RV dealership run by the Hartley family. The new dealership is located at 21 N. Brevard, at the corner of Hickory. Understanding that most of us cant aord a new car, the Hartleys sell and nance vehicles mostly in the $3,500-$6,500 range. There are vehicles and RVs available on either side of that price range, as well. Our vision for a successful company, says founder Bill Hartley, consists of combining our life experiences and backgrounds with our moral and business ethic standards, and using By Craig Garrett Arcadian Correspondentit to assist our customers with their transportation and travel needs. Bill Hartley is resting with his wife and two sons in the coolness of the new oce at Hartley Motors. He smiles easily and has a rm handgrip for a man approaching 80. Four dozen or so used cars, trucks, and RVs are in the lot, clean and eager for a new home. Cars have that kind of special connection for many of us. Theres a man outside cleaning a small vehicle, Brevard and Hickory trac racing by. With Hartley are his wife of nearly 55 years, Doris, two sons, Stephen and Scott. Like most long married couples, Doris and Bill nish one anothers sentences, comfortable doing it. There are two daughters in other work, one in Alabama, and the other in Georgia where Bill Hartley long ago worked behind a plow mule in a tobacco eld. He has come far in nearly eight decades. This is the nucleus of Hartley Motors, a family understanding the value of hard work and of the dollar. The family has a combined 50 years in auto sales; the largest independent dealer in DeSoto County, Stephen Hartley says. We sh together, were very close, says Bill Hartley, who retired from social and pastoral work. The family opened Hartley Motors in February. There is nothing new about selling and buying vehicles for Stephen and Scott Hartley. The two worked several years in retail auto sales, but excelled in wholesaling to dealerships in southwest Florida. Stephen has a network throughout the state, his proud father says. The senior Hartley, in the meantime, owned a Hometown Sears outlet in Arcadia, other enterprises keeping he and Doris busy and working, especially through the 2008 economic disaster, which Florida still struggles to overcome. But tough times mean consumers are watching their dollars. The average age of a vehicle in Florida is 11 years. Hartley Motors is dedicated to providing the ultimate automobile buying experience. The Hartley brothers extensive backgrounds in purchasing preowned vehicles for inventory and assisting customers with their nancing needs enable Hartley Motors to pass along huge savings on the highest quality vehicles. The dealership also carries a diverse selection of cars and trucks and recreational vehicles, and a good selection of ATVs, motorcycles, boats, even golf carts. In the auto business since the 1980s, the brothers have also learned that technology is what todays customers are demanding. At the dealer website hartleymotorsorida.com customers are invited to take advantage of several Internet technologies to nd the right deal and nancing choices. Multiple photos and updated inventory are the most useful tools on any dealer site for buyers shopping the web. Feel free to come by the store any time to meet them in person, tour the dealership, and enjoy a pressure-free, car-buying experience. Integrity, Stephen Hartley says, is often hard to nd in the automobile industry, and we take great pride in oering straight, accurate information to our customers, along with good, old-fashioned hometown service. GRAND OPENING Hartley Motors April 12 thServing the community we live in!Sticker Shock Not An Issue at Hartley Motors Arcadia ENTER TO WIN$75prepaid gas cardDrawing will be held at grand opening, winner announced at 2pmFREE hot dogs and chicken sandwiches from 11am to 2pm. Come by, grab a bite and check out our inventory of cars and trucks Frisbee Toss competition starts at 11am. Three rounds and prizes for 1st and 2nd place of each round.WE FINANCENo credit, bad credit, no problem! 21 N. Brevard Ave at the corner of US 17 and Hwy. 70 Open Monday Friday 9:00am 5:30pm, Saturday 9:00am 3:00pm Call anytime for after hours appointment863-993-9300 www.hartleymotorsorida.com Visit us on Facebook at Hartley Motors Florida! 50456878 FRA\NJ) FHthey MotorsServing the ('unnfillit vLiveln863 993-930014

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 10, 2014 Seminoles, a handsome publication that not only tells the interesting story of his life, but contains many of his paintings and the stories behind them. According to his wife Patty, Recognition of both his artist talent and his dedication to authenticity has won him exhibitions throughout Florida. She says some of Guys oil paintings have been chosen by curators from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum for shows at Sarasotas Ringling Museum and the Boca Raton Museum of Art. Additionally he was chosen as solo artist at the Stephen Foster Museum during the Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, both in 1983 and again in 2012. Last year, he was the featured artist at the Will McLean Folk Festival ARTISTFROM PAGE 11 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY CAROL MAHLERGuy LaBree with Floridas First Lady Ann Scott and Floridas Secretary of State Ken Detzner during the March 18 ceremony in Tallahassee.near Dade City. McLean, called by some The Father of Florida Folk, once said, Guy LaBrees images in paint were like my songs, a high compliment from the singer/songwriter, who died in 1990. Guy is also the 2009 recipient of Port Charlottes Steve Blackwell Living Hero Award and was awarded the Fellow Man and Mother Earth Award by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation in 2011. Former curator of the Historical Association of Southern Florida in Miami (1972 1977) and author Patsy West is recorded on Mahlers book jacket as saying, Guy LaBree is a self-made Florida artist. His love and enthusiasm for Florida, the Seminole Indians who have been his friends since youth, and wildlife have enabled him to created masterpieces. We are the beneciaries of his works.In the SmithsonianPerhaps his greatest achievement was displaying his works in Washington D.C.s Smithsonian Institution from 2004 until 2012. He was commissioned by Naples Seminole medicine man Sonny Billie to create two oil paintings, depicting the centuries-old oral tale of the creation of all men and the origin of the clans, titled Genesis and Exodus. They were part of the 2004 opening of the Smithsonians National Museum of the American Indian. The artist is low-key, choosing to paint by night and keep to himself, though from time to time he is asked to share his story at speaking engagements. He also helps educate the public about Seminole heritage wherever he displays his works at festivals or other event by elding questions and relating the memories he has of growing up with friends, who at the time still lived in chickees (thatched huts). He enjoys his wooded property, his children and grandchildren, and playing music with friends. LaBrees ancestors helped settle Dunedin, Miami, Dania and Fruitland in South Florida, and he himself has not only captured history with his talents and respect for nature and the Seminoles, but he has become a part of his state of births history by being honored with this award, presented to him by Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner. Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Bowling Green, FL 33834 Sat. 8-12 Pro Turf Lawn Care Lawn Maintenance, Mulch Installation, Irrigation Repair, Free Estimates Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured Arcadia, FL 34266 (863) 990-7774 LAWN CARE AUTOMOTIVE Performance Automotive Total Car & Light Truck ServiceF R E E F r o n t E n d I n s p e c t i o n FREE Front-End Inspection 505 S. 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