The Arcadian

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The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
DeSoto sun herald
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, April 17, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsONE SWEET SELECTIONArcadia Sweet Boutique offers a wide selection of treats for even the most discerning tastes.PAGE 5 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Pets ..................5 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA: Children gathered at Brewer Park in search of Easter treats .................. 2 JUSTICE FOR HOPE: Owner of dog set on fire is charged with arson, animal cruelty ....................... 8 ON THE MARK: Chamber of Commerce holds annual Tater Hill Fun Shoot ................................ 22 INSIDE Like us on Facebook ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANWyatt Hart is riding high in the Junior Bullriding event, just seconds before taking a spill o the angry animal during Saturdays Arcadia Youth Rodeo Association nals. Watch for more AYRA photos in the April 24 issue of The Arcadian.Youth rodeo finals rock the arenaThe Arcadia City Council scrambled to ll two openings in its city administrator search after two candidates accepted offers for other jobs. City Clerk Penny Delaney informed the council that Michael Standley and Eric Rindeisch had removed their names from contention, and requested direction on how to proceed with the hiring process. I just received notice from Mr. Rindeisch today, so we are down to only three candidates, she said. Do you want to just interview the remaining applicants, or add two more to the process? Councilman Keith Keene said he would prefer the council choose two more candidates from the Administrator Search Committees list, taking the next two applicants in order. If Im correctly understanding their process, they should have ranked every candidate from No. 1 to No. 29, he said. So my suggestion is we take the ones ranked No. 6 and 7, and we continue working down that list if those individuals arent available. The council then discussed whether the remaining candidates met the requirements set forth by resolution, with Councilman Joe Fink wondering if the position needed to be reposted with a new search process put into place. Do we need to reconvene the committee at this point, or perhaps start the Two admin candidates drop outBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR ADMIN | 11DeSoto County commissioners and staff held a series of Community Coversations recently to allow residents to share their thoughts on a wide variety of issues they feel the county needs to focus on in the future. The events were held in four locations representing each district in the county: Nocatee Elementary School; First Baptist Church in Fort Ogden; Turner Center Exhibit Hall; and Kingsway County Club. Besides giving people the chance to express their concerns in an open forum, it also afforded one-on-one communications with elected ofcials and staff on important issues. People also studied posters highlighing FEMAs long-term recovery plan for the county after Hurricane Charley in 2004, and they could mark specic areas in the plan they felt deserve more of the countys focus. This really was a valuable tool for our staff to pinpoint where county residents DeSoto speaks its mindBy SUSAN E. HOFFMAN & STEVE BAUERARCADIAN EDITORS ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE BAUERCommunity leaders and residents take a break during the meeting at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall to chat about various issues.COMMUNITY | 12Community converstations: WAA NAJWia e7 052521151621 6

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 Arcadian Publisher .............................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DeSOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 tjewell@sun-herald.com jbierman@sun-herald.com DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto ...............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore jgallimore@sun-herald.com Susan Hoffman shoffman@sun-herald.com Steve Bauer sbauer@sun-herald.com Tami Jewell tjewell@sun-herald.com Jackie Bierman jbierman@sun-herald.com Kyle Gallimore kgallimore@sun-herald.com DEADLINESEditorial: Monday Noon Classified & Legal Ads: Wednesday 11 a.m. Display Ads: Friday 5 p.m. (or Noon Monday for camera ready ads only) Classified & Legal Advertising 863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 jbierman@sun-herald.com ONLINE www.yoursun.net Like The Arcadian on Facebook Lions, Tigers and Bears is holding its annual Easter Weekend Open House Friday and Saturday. The facility will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and visitors will be treated to free hot dogs and drinks. A minimum donation of $10 for adults and $2 for children is request ed. Owner Lynn Wittmeier says that the event is one of the organizations prime sources of funding for the year. We are a non-prot organization that relies solely on donations from individuals and businesses, she said. All funds collected go directly into feeding and caring for the animals and upkeep of the facility. And taking into account that Lions, Tigers and Bears cares for more than 150 animals, ranging from rabbits to lions, the costs are extensive. Wittmeier says typical costs for feeding and upkeep are $4,500 per month. Visitors to the preserve will not only get an up-close look at the animals, but are quickly reminded that the facilitys residents are there not by choice but because of humans who have tried to make the animals their pets or used them for moneymaking purposes. We do our best to give these animals a good quality of life, but essentially they are imprisoned here because of some very bad decisions by human beings, she said. When people walk out of this place, I want them to come away with the message that in no situation is it a good idea for people to try to raise these animals as pets. The people can get rid of them, but the animals are the ones who pay the price in the end. For anyone interested who cannot attend the Easter open house, Lions, Tigers and Bears regular business hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. In the summer it is open for visits by appointment only. The preserve is located at 9801 N.E. Bahia Court in Arcadia; take U.S. Highway 17 north from Arcadia, turn left at the Arcadia Stockyard and follow the dirt road. Lions, Tigers and Bears can be reached by calling 863-494-0054, or by visiting lionstigersandbears. us.com. The following are some of the facilitys most tenured and popular residents visitors will have the chance to meet close and personal this weekend.Sampson and DelilahThis brother and sister came to Lions, Tigers and Bears from a breeding facility when they were only six weeks old. The facility didnt want them to end up in the photo trade, and ended up contacting Wittmeier. Today, the fouryear-old pair spend their days lounging in a private pen, complete with a tub and lots of toys. Sampson weighs in at 600 pounds, Open house highlights animal success storiesBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com ANIMAL | 18Bengal tigers Samson and his sister, Delilah, came to Lions, Tigers and Bears when they were 6 weeks old. The hunt for the elusive golden egg ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comArianna Santos, Little Miss Desoto County, joins Jacob Clausing of Arcadia who found the Golden Egg, Children from all over DeSoto County visited Brewer Park on Saturday, ready for the great Easter Egg Hunt. Avie Pitts and Jordan Merlo meet the Easter Bunny up close and personal during Saturdays Easter egg hunt at Brewer Park. Eye Exams Medical Eye Care Surgery Full Optical Boutique Contact Lenses863.491.7777 2442 NE Highway 70, Arcadia (across from Walgreens) Dr. Ronald O. Sevigny Dr. Mark D. SevignyRonald O. Sevigny, O.D. Mark D. Sevigny, O.D. Robyn Russell, O.D. Daniel Welch, M.D.Hablamos Espaol(24 hour emergency eye care)We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and all major medical plans BlinkyOur Board Certified physicians are committed to not just meeting your expectations but exceeding them!www.7eeye.com 50456795 VIG, .. Se. u G G srSOCIASEVIGNYASSOCIATESEYE CARE

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The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian We ignore what our bodies tell us. Losing focus, short breath, pressures and aches may be symptoms of something serious. Neglecting these road signs is how we get sick, and in extremes, how many of us board an early train to the afterlife. To counter the urge to disregard symptoms or to be unaware of diet, prescription and exercise tips that may help us live longer and happier lives an Arcadia womens group hosted at health fair Saturday. The event at the Mt. Zion AME Church introduced speakers, learning games, recipes and portioning tips, medical tables and prescription advice, spiritual and physical healing, and other activities to help the community understand health choices, said Ernestine Simons, event organizer with the churchs Women in Fellowship Ministry. (People) need to stop and think before they eat, anything theyre doing to hurt themselves, she said. So many (diseases) can be prevented. Theres always a solution. Fair participants included DeSoto Memorial Hospital, Lighthouse for the Blind, Zumba, Weight Watchers and others with health advice and tips. Heart disease, stroke and diabetes are killers and disablers, with the victim numbers particularly high in the African American community, said Simons, whose young daughter suffers health issues relating to stroke. Speakers understanding the impact of illness and taking steps to prevent disease spoke at the free health fair. One speaker, Crystal Cooper, lost her sight due to diabetes. Adults with a family history (of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease) should make sure their kids are checked early, said Cooper, who went blind at age 28 and needs assistance in getting around. People need to be educated on symptoms. The Arcadia CVS pharmacy had a booth at the Saturday fair. Volunteers shared information about prescriptions that patients should understand doctors arent always aware of outside medications that may cause serious health problems when mixing newer prescriptions, said Kristin Patterson, the pharmacy manager. We are here to answer questions, she said. Simons said this years health fair was the Women in Fellowship Ministrys rst, with plans for more events she hopes will attract other of Arcadias seventy churches, retail services like grocery, and other health agencies from across the state. If (you) have something, a disease, what are you going to do with it now? she said. You can be the dictionary.Health Fair gives tips on healthy livingBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY CRAIG GARRETTEljyn Jones, 2, of Arcadia at the Health Fairon Saturday. Eljyn has juvenile diabetes. Ernestine Simons speaks to friends and neighbors Saturday at the Health Fair sponsored by the Women in Fellowship Ministry of Mt. Zion AME Church. Its not a crime of passion. Its an act of violence. Victims dont have to be in the shadows, but must seek help and justice, which are available for the asking, advocates for sexual assault insist. These and other messages came at an event in Arcadia underlining Sexual Assault Awareness Month, whose genesis began in the 1970s with street protests against violence against women simply walking in their own neighborhoods and towns. Among the 20 or so groups and speakers at the awareness event Saturday in Arcadia was the DeSoto County sheriffs ofce, which is a lead agency in investigating crimes, including sex assault. Many (people) dont know their rights, said Janet Riedel, a sheriffs department victim advocate at a booth at the outdoor event. And its our job to bring awareness to these and other rights. April recognizes Sexual Violence Awareness Month, represented by the color teal and denim cloth. Denim Day symbolizes a European case where an Italian judge overturned a sexual assault because the victim was wearing tight jeans. The Italian Parliament in protest wore jeans to a session after the judges ruling. Denim Day this year is April 23. The event in Arcadia at the Iglesia Cristiana Pacto de Fe church, which also recognized National Crime Victims Rights Week, was meant to attract mostly Hispanics, but families of every background were welcomed and attended. Many victims of sexual assault are ashamed, even afraid of deportation as undocumented workers, said Delia Noyola, DeSoto County advocate with Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center, an outreach group and a sponsor on Saturday. We want to bring education to the community. Groups participating in Saturdays event included: 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. Thousands of sex crimes are reported each year. But many assaults go unreported, mostly due to embarrassment, family issues or because a victims sexual history can be used against her. Statistically, a family member or friend is more likely responsible for sex crimes. For more information, to report an assault or for victims assistance, many local agencies can help, including the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce (863-9934700) or the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC) hotline (941-365-1976). Arcadia event highlights sexual assault awareness monthBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT ARCADIAN P HOTO BY CRAIG GARRETTVertrina Burns of the Arcadia Police Department, Delia Noyola of Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center and Janet Riedel of the DeSoto County Sheris Oce provided information on sexual abuse at a special event Saturday. Realizing that higher education goals are imperative to a productive community and being willing to help the youth of the community reach those goals is sometimes never in the same sentence. But PhosChem Supply Co. of Hardee County is stepping up for the second year to offer multiple scholarships to graduating seniors from DeSoto County High School. We want to help the youth of DeSoto be prepared for the jobs of the future, said Jama Abbott of PhosChem. Awarding substantial scholarships to graduating seniors is our way of recognizing a void and doing something about that need. PhosChem Supply Company of Mulberry, Fla. was established in 1964 by the late Carl Mears, a fth generation Floridian. Mears father and grandfather were also employed by the phosphate industry which provided most of the jobs in the region during that era. Today PhosChem is owned by two of Mears sons, Mark and Skip Mears. The company looks forward to celebrating its 50th anniversary later this year. PhosChem and its 25 employees provide products and services for the phosphate mining and operations, such as dragline wire rope, dragline buckets and rigging, lubrication, hydraulics, as well as slurry pumps and parts. These products and services are located at the Mulberry facility. In 2004 PhosChem pur chased property and built administrative ofces on Main Street in Wauchula. PhosChem recognizes the importance of involvement of businesses in the local community and works to assist the com munity and the phosphate industry. A key part of their community involvement has been the funding of scholarships for PhosChem Supply offers scholarships for DCHS seniorsBy MARTHA JO MARKEYDESOTO EDUCATION FOUNDATIONDCHS | 18 8 6 3 4 9 4 4 4 0 4 863-494-4404 1 1 2 1 E O a k S t r e e t 1121 E. 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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 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 Three cheers for four county conversationsOUR VIEW: The open meetings with residents encourage more county/resident dialogue.DeSoto County commissioners, administration and staff just completed four unprecedented Community Conversations. Over a twoweek period, the county held open discussions for the public in four different locations, designed to begin a dialogue between the county and DeSoto residents. It was like four nights of town hall meetings, in which people had a chance to ask questions and get answers. For example: at the last of the four meetings, held in Lake Suzy, a resident had a question about roads. Right away, Shawn Edwards, director of the Roads and Bridges department, walked over to the person and gave him his card. Being able to associate a name with a face like that was really helpful for some residents. Making face-to-face contact, with taking down numbers and promises to follow up, went a long way toward generating more trust and approval from residents. The rst meeting, held in Nocatee, had far more staffers than residents. At rst County Administrator Guy Maxcy and County Coordinator Mandy Hines questioned whether they should bring that many staff people to these meetings but then concluded, rightly, that having the right department head present to answer a question was well worth it. And as the two weeks went on, successive meetings had many more attendees, which meant the county reached a lot of residents. We are happy to report that there were a few City of Arcadia representatives at the last two meetings. Although there was not much dialogue between city and county, at least each had a chance to hear the others views and concerns. It was a small step, but a positive one. We think this experience has been invaluable, both from the countys standpoint by helping citizens under stand some of their constraints and limitations, and for citizens to learn how things work and who does what. For instance, Lake Suzy residents said they felt left out of the loop in many cases because they are so far away from the center of action. One asked how they could nd out about volunteer opportunities for them in the county. | LETTERS TO THE EDITORWhy Antiques group limits monthly fairEditor: To our distinguished Arcadia City Council, I feel that it is of some importance to write you this letter. Many of you already know that I am a coordinator, along with Sheri Fink, of the Antiques Association that is responsible for the booming 4th Saturday Antique Fair. I realize that there are people upset with me because of how we run our fair. Please, allow me a moment to explain why it is run in such a strict fashion. Our organization, along with guidance from former City Administrators and City Council, created the contract for the safety and well being of the multitude of people who are participating in the event. We believe that all of our rules are for the benet of the shoppers that we are bringing in to shop. We advertise this antique fair on several different television networks and would not want to be misleading to those who visit. Quality is always rewarded and this antique fair has been diligent in maintaining the quality of merchandise. For this reason, we do restrict the presence of reproductions etc. that are allowed to be in any given booth. There are many shoppers that come from Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, Miami and Collier County for the purpose of buying antiques. We also have to limit the number of vendors allowed at our show, due to conicts with other shop owners. While these owners are completely within their rights to refuse use of their store frontage, we can not be exible on the rules put into place to protect both the city and our organization from liability. It is for these reasons that our organization will continue to enforce our contract and standards of merchandise. I realize that some people will disagree with our standards and/or contract, but we will only continue to be one of Floridas premier outdoor show venues by doing what has been successful. Thank you for your time and support.Flo Rife ArcadianCurrent style choices are trashyEditor: This may be more of a letter to society in general rather than a letter to the editor reecting on Arcadia.Grab your scissors and highlighterHave you ever met somebody who just needed to get over himself? You know the type, Im sure. You may work with them or be neighbors or sometimes be kin to them. Theres even a chance that it might be you! So today I thought Id present you with a list of sayings Ive been collecting, directed to folks just like that. Why? Im glad you asked. This list will not only give you a few chuckles, but will also give you the opportunity to educate some folks about themselves. What I mean is that you can clip it out, highlight the one(s) you think might sound like somebody you know, and then you can present it to them. You may want to do that anonymously, of course. I cant promise itll do any good as far as them modifying their behavior, but it will at least give you the chance to sound off in your own way. Oh, and let me preface by saying that this only applies to folks other than yourself. I, however expect my mailbox will be full of them; theyll be left under the windshield wiper of my truck, e-mailed to me or maybe posted on Facebook. But theres no need to get too excited because its all in fun. Well, sort of. Anyway, here goes: Dont take yourself too seriously. After all, nobody else does. A good way to lose friends is to win all the arguments. Learn from the mistakes of others. You wont live long enough to make all of them yourself. Its good to hold a conversation, but you need to turn loose of it now and then. Narrow minds are often accompanied by wide tongues. Many who complain that theyre not being paid what theyre worth ought to be glad theyre not. You may as well learn to laugh at yourself. After all, everyone else is. The best way to save face is to keep the lower half shut. Dont break the silence unless you can improve on it. Nothing is impossible for the person who doesnt have to do it. It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all possible doubt. Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com | LETTER 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 863-4943533. 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The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian Rumor has it that, before heading out on his rounds Sunday, the Easter Bunny will be making a stop in DeSoto County at Arcadia Sweet Boutique. Julie Cincotta, the owner of Arcadia Sweet Boutique, sells her confectionery treats deemed affordable luxury in todays marketing lingo from a shop scented with the combined aromas of raw chocolate, fresh candy and owers. Trays of molded and freshly poured delicacies, packaged goodies, treats on a stick, holiday baskets, jellybeans, stuffed animals and knickknacks line the shelves, much of it in preparation for the Easter holiday. I love what I do, says Cincotta from her shop at 1003 Oak Street (within DeSoto Jewelry). I work hard to keep it fresh and exciting for everyone (entering the store). For the novice, a chocolate shop can be intimidating, especially if youre used to just grabbing a chocolate bar at the convenience store. Chocoholics are far more passionate and astute about their treats. But ask questions, poke around, see and taste the difference in freshness and creativity in professionally crafted confections over candy that may sit on the shelf for weeks, evens months. Really, why eat factory chocolate when the fresh stuff is so much better? Millions of us are turning to artisan chocolates, especially as chocolate grows in popular ity in health circles. In limited amounts, raw chocolate is deemed good for you. Plus the stuff just melts in your mouth and tastes amazing. The U.S. confectionery market in 2013 sold about $30 billion in candy and chocolate products. That gure will jump $4 billion in chocolate sales in the next ve years alone, experts predict. Exotic and creative chocolate delicacies are highly popular, yet affordable as romantic gifts, bridal and baby showers, business functions, seasonal or special treats for yourself; yummy things like dipped pretzels, turtles, hand-made fudge and trufes, and a hundred variations in shapes and sizes, swirls and colors and ingredients, avors spicy and fruity, in lemon and vanilla, banana, strawberries and caramel. Craved and hoarded, even as an aphrodisiac and prized like gold by Aztec kings, chocolate for centuries has been regarded as a key to a happier life. Our passion for chocolate and treats is why Arcadia Sweet Boutique has created such a buzz in just 14 months. The chocoholic emporium which also specializes in gift baskets, special functions and parties, Florida taffy and jellybeans is generating a loyal customer following, especially with social media (Facebook) to help confectionery lovers stay better informed of specials and trends, Cincotta says. She started on her path to discovery in New England confection shops, at workshops and trade shows and conventions, the route followed by food artisans over the centuries. Cincotta opened a confection shop in Boston with her daughter, then brought her skills and passion to Arcadia a couple of years ago. Her niece, who owns DeSoto Jewelry, invited Cincotta to open her small confectionery in February 2013. The confection shop has since expanded in size and selections. Chocoholics want something different, like seasalt and a thin layer of chocolate, Cincotta says in her distinct New England brogue. Spicy or fruity. Plus (DeSoto County) needs something new and different. People are very surprised, very excited. And every day, more and more people are stopping in. Maybe even the Easter Bunny.Arcadias Sweet Boutique is the place for special Easter treatsBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT Julie Cincotta, owner of Sweet Boutique, displays one of the special baskets designed for Easter. She sells handmade candy, chocolate and confectionary treats at her store, inside DeSoto Jewelry. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comBaskets prepared especially for Easter are ready for sale at Sweet Boutique this week -if the Easter Bunny doesnt beat you to them. Pets for Easter some-bunny to love ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comTipper, and her sister, Miss Kitty, are 1-year-old calicos who were turned in when their owner passed away. They are Hemingway cats (with extra toes) and get along well with other cats. They have great personalities. Come see them at the Animal Services oce, 2048 N.E. McKay Street. shoman@sun-herald.com Petey is a 2-year-old brown-andwhite Jack Russell terrier and is full of energy. Hes terric with kids and families and walks well on a leash. Adoption fees are $47, which includes $10 administrative fee, $25 toward neutering and $12 for rabies shot, plus free microchipping. Gabby is a 4-month-old wire-haired Chihuahua who was picked up as a stray. She has a fun-loving personality and gets along well with other animals. Spot, disguised as the Easter Bunny, would love to hop into your home. Hes a 3-year-old Parson Russell terrier with a wonderful personality. He walks well on a leash, is great with other dogs and very people-friendly. To give Spot a home, visit Animal Services weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mocha is a 4or 5-month old Catahoula Leopard mix, and she would love to be your Easter Bunny. She is calm and attentive with a great personality. She walks well on a leash and is a fast learner. For more information on this sweet girl, call 863-993-4855. Rocky, a 3-year-old black-and-white Chihuahua, is very tolerant with children and gets along well with other dogs. 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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY 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. in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is open weekdays at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. FRIDAY There is no garbage collection for DeSoto County residents in April 18 in observance of Good Friday. Friday customers next collection date is April 22. The offices of both DeSoto County and the City of Arcadia will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday. On Good Friday at 8 a.m., The DeSoto County Ministerial Association invites everyone to McSwain Park to participate in the Stations of the Cross walk. Pastor Brian Russell of Pine Level UMC and Sr. Ann DeNicolo of Catholic Charities will open the event in the park, then proceed to several stops through town along Oak and Polk Streets, with participants reading verses from the scriptures about the final week of Jesus Christs life. The walk will end at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church with a celebration of the Saviors resurrection. Then share a time of reflection, fellowship and refreshments by the good folks of St. Edmunds. Trinity UMC and Pleasant Hill UMC will hold observance of Good Friday on April 18, from noon to 3 p.m. Feel free to bring a bag lunch at noon, and stay for any or all of the solemn observance. Starting today, on the second and fourth Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Arcadia Housing Authoritys north side parking lot, a truck will bring free fruits and vegetables to low-income clients in Arcadia/ DeSoto County. Three to five volunteers are needed each time. If you are interested in helping, call AHA at 494-4343. Lions Tigers & Bears open house today and Saturday. See page 2 for details. Habitat for Humanity is having a blood drive at the Restore this Friday 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Everyone who donates will receive half off their purchase (appliances excluded). Peace River Audubon field trip to Fort DeSoto, St. Pete. Meet behind McDonalds at Peachland Mall, Port Charlotte at 7 a.m. to car-pool. For details, call Eleanor at 941-624-4182. Tolls and gas money should be shared by drivers/riders. MAPP committee and VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) meet at 9 a.m. third Fridays at the Family Service Center, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will hold open house on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church on E. Gibson St. Come for a tour, and experience the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in concert with the orchestra on Temple Square as they perform Handels Messiah. This is the first time in 10 years the full Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra have presented the Easter concert and the first time ever that Choir has publicly performed Messiah in its entirety. Lions Tigers & Bears open house today. See page 2 for details. The Friends of Arcadia Airport have their last fly-in pancake breakfasts at the airport for the season. Breakfasts are 9-11 a.m. with all-you-can-eat pancakes, OJ, sausage and coffee for only $6. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with all profits supporting airport projects and our AV8RS youth program. Str8 Up Aviation will be offering helicopter rides and aerial tours of Arcadia for only $40. Volunteers to help out are welcome and encouraged. Email FriendsOfArcadiaAirport@gmail.com for more information. Nature Walks: Brownville Park, 8:30 a.m. April 19. With Master Naturalists. Free. MainStreet Farmers Market is held the first and third Saturday every month in downtown Arcadia from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh produce, pickled products, jams, jellies, homemade granola bars, baked goods, fresh and dried herbs, arts, crafts, woodworking, quilts, sewing, plants and other goodies. For vendor info call the Arcadia Main Street office at 494-2020. Classic car show in downtown Arcadia, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. Sponsored by Team Arcadia. Trophies, door prizes, and 50/50 jackpot. For more information call 494-2020. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY On Easter Sunday, Pastor Russell will hold a Sunrise service on behalf of the DeSoto County Ministerium Assoc. at Lake Katherine Park beginning at 7 a.m. All are invited. For details, email pastor@pinelevelumc.com. The Nav-A-Gator hosts an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday, at 9700 S.W. Riverview Cir. (off Kings Highway). 941-627-3474. Heritage Baptist Church hasa sunrise Easter Service at the Tree of Knowledge Park, downtown Arcadia (W. Oak and DeSoto Ave.) at 7 a.m. with breakfast to follow at the church, corner of S. Polk Ave. and W. Hickory St. Call 244-1247 for details. MONDAY The DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Beef OBradys. The DeSoto County Fair Association meets at 7 p.m. third Mondays monthly in the fair office on Heard Street, Arcadia. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-4267655 or visit www.district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. TUESDAY Local poet, story teller, and teacher Carol Mahler will read from her first book of poetry How do I Follow at 6 p.m. at the South Florida State College Library, Bldg. Y at the Highlands Campus. For details, call Claire Miller at 784-7305. Public hearings on revisions to the countys current LDRs will take place at 6:30 p.m. April 22 and May 27 at the County Commission Chambers, 201 E. Oak St. DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in room 103, County Administration Building, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday in the School Board meeting room, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Temple Beth El, North Port Jewish Center, a Conservative Synagogue, will be honoring Passover by holding services at 9:30 a.m. April 22. 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. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, starting Nov. 12, at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North, Arcadia. For information, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. WEDNESDAY The ELCFH Board of Directors will meet at 10 a.m. April 23 at the ELCFH-DeSoto office, 4 W. Oak Street, Suite H as well as via conference call. Call 866-628-8620 and enter participant code 504163#. Been There Ranchers and Farmers Club meets every 2nd and 4th Wednesday. at 1 p.m., first clubhouse inside South Entrance of Arcadia Village Country Club. North of Walmart, Highway 70. Call Max R. Fitzpatrick at 863-494-6257. Free. Tours, speakers, conversation, friends, fun all welcome. 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 Caregiver support group meets at 1:30 p.m. at DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at DeSoto Memorial Hospital Medical Plaza, 1006 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. For more information, call DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at 494-8432 or Hospice of Southwest Florida at 993-0662. The Family Safety Alliance meeting for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties is held the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at the McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call 941-316-6009. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m. in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. 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. COMING EVENTS Habitat for Humanity has a free class on Identity Theft by Phyllis Schwartz, Volunteer for the DeSoto County Sheriffs Office, April 29 at 6 p.m. at the SunTrust Bank, 2nd floor. Open to the public. Light refreshments served. Nature Walks: Morgan Park, 8:30 a.m. May 1. Free. May 1 is the Day of Prayer in DeSoto. The Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast Meeting is May 1 at the Family Service Center. DeSoto Memorial Hospital is sponsoring a 5K Walk/ Run and a 10K Run on May 3 at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall. Entry fee is $25/person or $40/2-person team. Entry deadline to assure a T-shirt is noon on April 25. Registration is 6:30-7 a.m. for the 10K run on May 3, and race starts at 7:15 a.m. Registration for the 5K Walk/Run is 7-7:30 a.m. and race starts at 7:45 a.m. Proceeds benefit the DMH Foundation. Nature Talk: Master Naturalist Jamie Reynolds shares information on local wildflowers, 10 a.m. on May 14 at DeSoto County Library. Free. A Memorial Day Barrel Race takes place at the Arcadia Rodeo Arena May 25-26. SPECIAL 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. 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SFSC'S BSN classes meet one day per week, allowingstudents to work while continuing their education.Classes begin in Fall 2014.lam more about SFSC's bachelor's degree programsand how to apply, call 784-7405 or visit the website atwww.southflorida.edu.SOUTH SFSC HIGHLANDS CAMPUSFLORIDA 600 West College DriveState Cc Avon Park, FL 33825-9356Discover a New World 863-453-6661South Florida State College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.South Flo rida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award theassociate and baccalaureate degree. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lam, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questionsabout the accreditation of South Florida State College.

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The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian Family AlbumFAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engage ment, 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 PROVIDEDMy fearless hunting dogs and I captured Bigfoot. -Caroline GordonStalking the legendary Bigfoot The family of Dommie J. Delaney would like to express our sincere appreciation to you for the prayers, cards, owers, calls and other acts of kindness expressed to us during the illness and passing of our loved one. Words cant express our heartfelt thanks. May God Bless you, The Delaney FamilyThank you PROVIDED BY EILEEN RIGGINThe children of First Presbyterian Church collect coins from the congregation on the rst Sunday of each month to be donated to the Center for the Needy. On April 6, the children presented a check to the center in the amount of $780.38. This amount represents the coins collected for the past ve months. Pictured are James Beckett from the Center for the Needy, and Cullen McManus, Brad Lawrence and Judie Neeley from First Presbyterian Church.Children donate to Center for the Needy The Arcadia Community Concert Band has completed its 12th season. The band performed nine concerts around DeSoto and Hardee counties since December. The 30-piece band plays a wide variety of music. This year the band made a $1,000 donation to the DeSoto Middle School to help purchase and repair musical instruments.Community band helps school musicians PHOTO PROVIDEDArcadia Community Concernt Band ocer are, from left, Pat Feaster, Emily Morris, administrator Bill Perry, DMS Band Director Christine Cooley and DMS Principal Gary White.BAND | 18 rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50456842 cf -E Cypress St k To 'Oo mz zDr. Laura DeStefanoHickory StLewellyn CasselsARNP

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 Two men who were once jailed together with a third tried to rob that third man on Friday. According to the Arcadia Police Department, the victim said two masked men approached him in his back yard. One held what he believed was a gun to him while the other had a knife. They forced him away from his house to a building in back. The victim recognized the man with the gun as someone he knew as Taz, later identified as Devonte Mitchell, because he recognized his voice: the victim and Mitchell were once in jail at the same time. The arrest report states the two men stole the victims iPod and tried to take a laptop. When the second mans mask slipped down, the victim recognized him, also from prior jail time, as Robbie McGuire. McGuire cut the victim on his hand with the knife, then the two ran off. Devonte Tevin Mitchell, 20, of the 2000 block of S.W. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia was arrested Monday; Robbie Lee McGuire, 19, of Jacaranda Trails, Arcadia, was arrested Tuesday. Both men were charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, kidnap, commission of second degree felony wearing hood or mask, and armed robbery. Bond was set at $185,000 for each of them.Two former jailmates charged with armed robbery Mc GUIRE MITCHELL |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.A fight between two women on Facebook led to one of them allegedly stabbing the other on Thursday. According to the arrest report by the Arcadia Police Department, Chiquitta Yvette Jackson, 36, of the first block of Park Place, Arcadia, had an ongoing feud on Facebook with another woman. The victim was at Louis Anderson Park on Thursday around 8 p.m. when a group of four girls including Jackson got out of a car and approached her. The victim reportedly told Jackson to get out of my face, when Jackson pushed the victim in her face. Then she pulled a knife out of her bra and stabbed the victim. A witness said Facebook feud leads to stabbing JACKSONall the girls in Jacksons group had knives. They all then got back into a car and drove away. Police responded to the scene but got very little cooperation from potential witnesses, including the victim herself. Eventually they located two women who witnessed the incident and described the events to police. Jackson was arrested later that evening, charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and bond was set at $25,000; she made bail and was released the next day. ARCADIA The Arcadia Police Department arrested Larry Wallace, 66, on charges of second-degree arson and animal cruelty for allegedly dousing his dog with kerosene and setting her on fire on March 20. The case has generated worldwide attention, as photos of the 50-pound dog, christened Hope by animal rescuers, circulated on the Internet. Arcadia Marshal Matt Anderson said his office has received phone calls from as far away as Hawaii, Europe and Asia about the case, and thousands of dollars have been donated toward her rehabilitation. Wallace, of the 100 block of S. Harris Road in Arcadia, was arrested after a detailed investigation was conducted by APD and the State Fire Marshals Office, and the results were sent to the State Attorneys Office for review. There was initially some question whether Wallace would be charged at all, based on concerns he may have some mental impairment. Wallace was taken into custody by Lt. Gary Evans and Detective Troy Carillo of APD, and was booked Monday afternoon at the DeSoto County Jail. His bond was set at $8,500 and he bonded out of jail Tuesday evening. His next court date is May 19. The crime was discovered by neighbors, who reported it to a city employee who was in the area. The Arrest made in case of burned dog WALLACE PHOTO FROM BLUEPEARL VETERINARY CLINICHope, a 50-pound dog who suered substantial burns, is recovering at the BluePearl Veterinary Clinic in Tampa. She is reported to enjoy sitting on peoples laps, and has ventured outside for brief walks as her injuries heal.dog, who was reportedly chained, was brought to the Hardee County Rescue Team because her rescuer volunteers for HART. Hope was eventually taken to BluePearl veterinarians in Tampa, which specializes in trauma and specialty cases. There, she has been treated for extensive burns over 60 percent of her body. Doctors used spe cial laser treatments with equipment donated to the clinic for her care. Rescuers from HART say they have been impressed with the results from laser therapy. Hope is reportedly healing well and is responding to people who are caring for her. On Tuesday, Dr. Tammy Miller Michau, a board-certified veter inary ophthalmologist with BluePearl and one of the specialists overseeing Hopes care, said Hopes eyes have made significant improvements since last week and are in the best shape she has seen them. Because of burns to her eyes, some of the tissue had sloughed off of the center part of her left cornea, which caused the tissue underneath it to become more fragile. As the eye continues with the healing process, her eye is attempting to grow blood vessels to try to heal the center of her cornea where the most damage was done, Michau said. Hope is still expected to recover and retain her sight in both eyes. More than $50,000 has been raised thus far for Hopes treatment. HART is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and is accepting donations on Hopes behalf. Visit http://hardee animalrescueteam.weebly.com/index. html for details, or send checks to: Hardee Animal Rescue Team, P.O. Box 2486, Wauchula, FL 33873. For more information about HART, call 863-773-2424.Email: shoffman@sun-herald.comFHP reported a single-car wreck on State Road 31 Thursday around 7 p.m. According to FHP, Jonathan Sattele, 22, of Ramrod Key, Fla., was southbound on State Road 31 just past County Road 760A when, for unknown reasons, his vehicle began to swerve from side to side. His Ford Exloirer turned over onto its passenger side and struck a tree. Sattele was air-lifted by Bay Flight to Lee Memorial Hospital and was listed in critical condition.Wreck reported on State Road 31The DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Michael Wilson Baker, 26, Lehigh Acres, Charges: two counts of failure to appear. Bond: none. Jason Adam Brown, 34, 300 block of N. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Charge: willfully defrauding or attempting to defraud a urine drug test. Bond: $500. Alex Castillo, 20, 2200 block of E & T Circle, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. James Allen Chitwood, 49, Englewood, Fla. Charges: two counts of failure to appear, and violation of probation. Bond: none. Marcus Alexander Clark, 28, 700 block of W. Pine St., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Austin Levi Game, 20, 4500 block of S.W. Horseshoe Terrace, Arcadia. Charges: possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, possession or use of drug equipment and violation of probation. Bond: none. Jamelle Romar James, 24, 400 block of N. 17th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft, second degree, third or subsequent offense. Bond: $1,000. Christopher Dewayne Law, 30, first block of E. Palmetto St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jennifer Lynn Little, 41, 1100 block of S.W. Mildred St., Arcadia. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, driving on a suspended license and violation of probation. Bond: none. Kyle Lynn McCall, 18, 1400 block of N.E. Strickland St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Antonio Lamark McPherson, 22, 2600 block of S. Louis Ave., Arcadia. Charges: lewd and lascivious behavior with victim age 12-16, and sexual assault with victim 12 or older with special conditions. Bond: none. Kevin Bruce Pelham, 23, 700 block of W. Pine St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Oscar Rivera Jr., 35, 8500 block of Chinook Road, Arcadia. Charge: grand theft auto. Bond: $7,500. Cynthia Marlene Shattles, 32, 1000 block of N.W, Girl Scout Road, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $120. Rachel Myshell Writesel, 26, 2000 block of S.W. Coast Line Terrace, Arcadia. Charges: criminal mischief with property damage under $200 and violation of probation. Bond: none. Robert Alen Clifton Sr., 56, 200 block of Potter St., Arcadia. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $240. Azari Alain Crucet, 38, 7600 block of State Road 72, Arcadia. Charges: assault and DUI with alcohol or drugs. Bond: $620. Robert Anthony Cullen, 53, 700 block of W. Hickory St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Joshua Paul Michael Hartney, 26, first block of W. Walnut St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,500. Charles Richard Hatcher, 35, 1000 block of E. Baker St., Arcadia. Charge: shoplifting, second offense. Bond: $120. Tiffany Allen McClelland, 25, 2200 block of S.E. Shady Circle, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,500. Shaylin Krisopher McKenzie, 21, 1100 block of N.W. Arcadia Ave., Arcadia. Charge: resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $750. Selena Marie McVey, 29, Perry, Fla. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $2,000. Deann Nicole Palladay, 35, Port Charlotte. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $1,120. Melinda Sue Rouse, 25, 4800 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Nocatee. Charge: petty theft, second degree. Bond: $120., Ramiro Ruiz Sanchez, 41, 7700 block of State Road 31, Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Elizabeth Rose Tschetter, 22, 1100 block of N. Arcadia Ave., Arcadia. Charge: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $1,000. Rockia Tchavailanv Walker, 27, 400 block of Harris Road, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: released on recognizance. Timothy Lawrence Johnson, 48, Riverside RV Park, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. August Mitchell Jones, 36, 6100 block of S.W. Sable Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Montell Jamal McCall, 21, 700 block of N. 17th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: resisting an officer without violence. Bond: not stated. Herbert Junior Sanchez, 27, 1200 block of 4th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jacob Lee Valdez, 20, first block of W. Walnut St., Arcadia. Charges: giving pawn owner false ownership info for pawned items less than $300, grand larceny between $300-$5,000, violation of probation and resisting an officer without violence. Bond: none. Steven Woertz, 23, 2800 block of S.W. Boll Weevil Road, Nocatee. Charges: petty theft between $100$300 and dealing in stolen property. Bond: $2,000. Tiffany Marie Melbourne, 31, 2600 block of Boll Weevil Road, Nocatee. Charge: failure to appear. Released on recognizance. James Waldon Westberry, 30, 10800 block of S.W. Kissimmee, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Jessica Ann Slagle, 30, 6600 block of N.E. Cubitis Ave., Arcadia. Charges: leaving scene of accident involving injury and driving when license is expired more than 4 months. Bond: $5,120. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: JMesa Lestar Gant, 23, 1200 block of S.W. Harlem Circle, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft, second degree. Bond: $1,000. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Russell Nowicki, 25, 9000 block of S.W. Raccoon Trail, Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. $2,000. Compiled by Susan E. Hoffman 50456797 `I .1 1 11 \^` 'BSoAndrea Bobannan863.494.2245We Can bond you out of anyCounty in FloridaFast Release Open 24/7301 N. Brevard Ave, Ste. D Arcadia, FL

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The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESGeorge W. BurnhamGeorge W. Burnham, 79, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 27, 2014. He was born Aug. 25, 1934, in Arcadia, to John L. J.L. and Leota Boatright Burnham. George attended school in DeSoto County and in 1951 he joined the United States Army. His love for his country placed him in active duty during the Korean Conict and Vietnam War. While on military leave in the early 1960s he met JoAnn Atkins at Koch Drugs in Arcadia, and they fell in love and married in 1963. After serving 20 years, he retired as a Sergeant First Class. He then began his career with Florida Dept. of Corrections and worked for DCI, the Work Release Community Center of Bradenton, Fla., a town they would call home for 11 years and the Arcadia Road Prison. George retired as a major after dedicating 20 years with the State of Florida. When George found spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, working on cars, watching TV and piddling around. He was a jack of all trades. He collected eagles and loved going to McDonalds for morning coffee and talking. George was friendly, outgoing and comical. He was an honest, forgiving, Christian man, a member of Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church. He was a man of integrity, values and morals. George was a loving husband, father, Papa and Granddad and will be deeply missed. George is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, JoAnn Burnham of Arcadia; daughters, Betty Burnham of North Port, Fla., Georgann Tisdale of Tyler, Texas, Tammy Gross of Arcadia, and Melanie (Clayton) Bonville of Arcadia; sons, Billy Burnham of Mayo, Fla., and Karl Burnham of Arcadia; and grandchildren, Wayne McLelland, Kevin McLelland, Jaime Porter, Kristy Snider, Billy Leer, Michael Gross, Tara Wilson, Lauren Bonville, Bradley Bonville, Bethany Bonville and Madison Bonville. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Edward Burnham; and grandson, Robbie Cecil. A visitation was held Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church. The funeral service followed with Pastor Rick Hill and Pastor Jonathon Booher ofciating. A private burial with full military honors will be held at Sarasota National Cemetery, Sarasota, Fla., at a later date. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Louise Mona SmithLouise Mona Smith,77, passed 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, Fla., 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. Condolences may be sent to: Louise Smith c/o Carl Smith, 5344 SW Welles Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266.Charles Alexander EllsworthCharles Alexander Ellsworth, of Arcadia, Fla., known as B by family and friends, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014. He was born March 24, 1988, in Arcadia, and was considered a lifelong resident of DeSoto County. Growing up, Charles enjoyed hog hunting with his Dad and hanging out with friends. He was an adventurous and mischievous River Rat who often could be found swimming around and jumping from the Fort Ogden, Fla., railroad truss. He worked as a pipe layer for his Dads excavating business. Charles enjoyed life and was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Ogden. Charles is survived by his mother, Vicki (Daron) Steele of Arcadia; father, Charlie (Jimmie Martin) Ellsworth of North Dakota; maternal grandparents, Cathy and Nicholas Post of Arcadia; paternal grandparents, Kathy Dorminey of Arcadia and Don Ellsworth of Englewood, Fla.; siblings, Ethan Ellsworth of Arcadia, Andria Ellsworth of Arcadia, Kattie Ellsworth of Arcadia, Jenna Steele of Sarasota, Fla., Alexandra Steele of Arcadia, Hunter Martin of North Dakota, and Alfredo Martin of North Dakota; nephews, Landon and Noah; and numerous cousins. The funeral service was held Saturday, April 12, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Fort Ogden. Burial followed at Fort Ogden Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.ponger kaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Pearl M. WorleyPearl M. Worley, 67, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., died Monday, April 7, 2014, of cancer. She is survived by sons, Richard and Keith of Arcadia, Fla.; brothers, George, Henry and Russell Mathewson of Lakeland, Fla.; and sisters, Estella Brualdi of Lakeland, Mary Lou Peck of Ohio, and Mable Albohaire of Louisiana. Services will be announced at a later date.Almeta Albritton FriersonAlmeta Albritton Frierson, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 13, 2014, with her family by her side. Being raised in the Depression era, she worked hard all her life. Almeta worked many years at the former G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital in Arcadia, Fla., as a oor charge nurse, and also enjoyed working at a orist shop in Arcadia for a number of years. She was a lifelong resident of the Lily, Fla., community. Almeta was always involved in crafts of some kind, but her favorite pastime was shing. Almeta is survived by two sons and one daughter, Earl Frierson of Lily, Mildred Frierson White of the Lemon Grove, Fla., community, and Donald Frierson of Baker, Fla.; sister, Maxine Dawson of Brooksville, Fla.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren, with two more on the way; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Willie Neal Shine. She was preceded in death by her husband and father of her children, Jim Frierson; parents, the Rev. Sidney Albritton and Bertie Albritton; and sister, Vohrees Wiley. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until memorial services at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Union Baptist Church in Lily. The Rev. Albert Blum will ofciate. Interment will be private. Arrangements are by Robarts Family Funeral Home, Wauchula, Fla. OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. Theres no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be submitted to the Charlotte Sun; call 941-206-1000 for details. Please send e-mails to obituaries@sun-herald.com. The American ag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. 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 F$7o14916-76

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 A college student had reached a point in his life where he was questioning things taught him by his parents and church: the meaning of life, the reliability of the Bible, how the world began, how to prepare for eternity, to name a few. Answers kept eluding him so I raised one more question: Did Jesus Christ come out of the grave alive? I wanted this passionate seeker to face my question because I knew acceptance of the resurrection would drive away his doubts and change his view of life, death and eternity just as it had for millions who came before him. In his book, First Easter, The True and Unfamiliar Story, Dr. Paul Maier called the week of the death and resur rection of Christ the week that changed the world. Dr. Maier was especially moved by the impact of the resurrection on the disciples of Christ, writing: The psychological change of the disciples is certainly striking. What transformed Peter, the man who could be unhinged by questions from a servant girl, into so bold a spokesman for the faith that even the entire Sanhedrin could not silence him? Had the disciples deceit fully tried to spawn a new faith on the world, would they have gone on to give their very lives for it? Clearly, they were themselves convinced that Jesus rose. It is true that some of the disciples had trouble believing that Christ had risen. The one called Doubting Thomas said he could believe in the resurrection only if he could place his nger in the places where the nails had pierced the hands of his Lord and thrust his hand into the spear wound in His side. But after one weak week, this doubter became so dedicated to Christ that he spent his life telling others to trust the living One. The women who had stood last at the cross were the rst to arrive at the tomb on Easter morning, but even they came with weak faith, intending to anoint the body of Jesus with spices to preserve it. Their encounter with the risen One, however, dried their tears and drove away their fears. What happened that made such a dramatic change in this tiny group of discouraged disciples? The resurrec tion! They were convinced that their Lord had risen from the grave and this assurance overcame any doubts they may have entertained and settled the resurrection issue for them for the rest of their lives. There are many accepted proofs of the resurrection, including the empty tomb and the existence of millions of believers in spite of the perils of persecution. The strongest evidence of the resur rection of our Lord, however, may be the changed lives of those discouraged and doubting disciples. After the resurrection, these weak ones traded their fears for faith and their focus from death to life. Those who follow their example will nd strength to cope with each problem they face every day.Easter changed everything Roger Campbell One of my favorite pictures of my late mother was her Easter Sunday dress-up shot. Her special dress, which she probably made, was neatly perfect, topped with her equally perfect Easter hat. And, at her bidding, my sisters and I also donned our Easter bonnets before heading to Easter Sunday church services, where the congregation would display a plethora of similar hat-wear, to make it a memorable occasion. Following, there would sometimes be an Easter egg hunt or other excitement before we would return home to Moms banquet-style ham feast, ending with meringue-topped cream pies, followed with all our favorite Easter candies, especially those yummy chocolate-covered marshmallow rabbits, making it a perfect day. And, centered on the table were the rst owers of Spring. The Wisconsin frozen tundra had nally melted enough for the little tulips to spring to life along with the beautifully scented lilac bushes. Suddenly there was a new meaning to life; Winters cold weather was in the past and the exciting future of Spring beckoned. As the years have gone by, with Florida now my address, my Easter bonnet has been traded in for a widebrimmed straw hat to handle that ever-present 90-degree sun. The feasting will continue, of course, as will the attendance at Easter Sunday church services, but some things do change: the chocolate that I so loved is now on a few-only basis, and our menu will be mostly concerned with vegetables and fruit, rather than desserts. But we dont lack owers. The many azalea bushes, the queen of the garden from January through April, are bursting with color. And, after surveying my little garden, I pursued one of my favorite Spring outings: walking through nurseries or ower department aisles looking for colorful additions, and, of course, there are many. First the basic red geraniums and golden marigolds are a must then the brilliant red celosia cockscomb catches my eye, and, for a different color, I select a lavender dahlia, always a favorite in Moms gar den. There will be more varieties and colors added as the season progresses, but this is a good color balance to start with. Now all I need is some cooperation from the rain section in the weather department. Many pleasant hours will be spent enjoying natures bounty, the owers of Spring, and wearing my less than beautiful, but practical, straw bonnet Happy Easter!Easter Sunday bonnet time From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.com The Arcadia Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting an Open House on Saturday, April 19. Join the members from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a tour (in either English or Spanish) and to experience the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in concert with the Orchestra on Temple Square as they perform Handels Messiah. The Chapel is located on E. Gibson Street. This is the first time in 10 years that the full Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square have presented the Easter concert and perhaps the first time ever that choir has publicly performed Messiah in its entirety. Messiah is most often associated with Christmas, but it was originally an Easter offering when it debuted in the Musick Hall in Dublin on April 13, 1742. The choirs concert will hopefully familiarize listeners with the entire oratorio, which tells the story of Christs life in three sections, from His birth to His death and eventual Resurrection. You may stay for all or part of the concert and get to know your Mormon neighbors and learn about their faith. All are welcome.See Mormon choirs performance of Handels MessiahBy CINDY SIEGELCHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS Trinity UMC and Pleasant Hill UMC are conducting a Good Friday Observation in the sanctuary of the Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Arcadia on April 18 at 1 p.m. The church will be open at noon. The public is invited to use the sanctuary at this time for prayer and meditation, or you may wish to bring your own sack lunch and join others to eat in the Fellowship Hall before the service at 1 p.m. Feel free to drop in between noon and 3 p.m. as your schedule allows, or remain the entire three hours. This will be a solemn service held in remembrance of Jesus last words from the cross. Holy Communion will be offered throughout the service for those who cannot stay for the entire time. All are invited to 304 West Oak Street in this observation of Good Friday. For more information, call 863-494-2543.Methodists plan Good Friday observationTRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH & PLEASANT HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH The Ministerial Association of DeSoto County would like to invite all Christians to unite in prayer on this Good Friday at 8 a.m. in McSwain Park. In the midst of our busy lives we will walk, pray, and reect on the suffering journey of Christ. As we accompany Jesus on his journey to Calvary, let us be mindful of those of us who struggle with our own crosses and challenges today. The streets of our towns are lled with people who carry their personal crosses, who are bruised, battered and broken. Through these 14 Stations of the Cross, Jesus invites us to journey with him and to reect on his suffering as it continues in the lives of his people. Please come, walk, pray and reect with us.Stations of the Cross on Good FridayDESOTO CO. MINISTERIAL ASSOC. When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package. He who is full of himself is likely to be quite empty. Distance is a great promoter of admiration. Some people approach every problem with an open mouth. Its easy to see through people who make spectacles of themselves. Send your noble blood to the market and see what it will fetch. Many people think they have an open mind when actually its their mouth. Some people are easily entertained. All you have to do is sit down and listen to them. To be conscious that you are ignorant is a great step toward knowledge. The problem with some folks is that theyre educated beyond their intelligence. Well, there you have a few to get you started. Perhaps multiple recipients of these thoughts come to mind, and of course, theyll be surprised to learn this about themselves. One thing is for sure doses of reality may be hard to swallow, but they can go a long way toward xing what ails us.GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4That suggestion prompted The Arcadian to offer to publish an occasional list of volunteer groups, listing what they do and what kind of volunteers they are seeking. Watch for this list in your paper in the next few weeks. We have often praised our snowbirds who get involved in helping the local community while they are here, and wed like to encourage our Lake Suzy residents to participate, too. Some other Florida counties e.g., Sarasota hold occasional joint meetings with each of their towns, and their school board. Sarasota commissioners will hold a meeting in Venice one month, North Port another, etc. Having a joint city/county, or joint city/ hospital meeting might be a good way to work through some common issues and nd ways to help each other. We like the idea and would like to explore that for DeSoto. And what if BOCC would occasionally meet in Lake Suzy to let those residents participate more easily, and make them feel more like one of the ock? Lets keep the conversations going.OUR VIEWFROM PAGE 4 fir.r _,inr. ti..-

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The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian process over again, telling the current candidates they need not re-apply? he asked. Keene said he believed the committee did a good job in nding qualied candidates for the council to consider. We dedicated ourselves to nding the right committee, and I dont want their efforts to go to waste, he said. If we asked for ve, we should have ve, and I have condence in the backup applicants the committee has provided for us. Committee member Mary Kay Burns told the board every candidate was given a ranking, but cautioned that there is a point where several lower-ranked candidates did not meet the qualications for the position. My concern is that some people dont qualify for the position, she said. If we get too far down on the list, there would come a point where we would have to close it and re-open it to new applicants. Fink then asked Delaney how long it would take to provide the council with the resumes of the reserve candidates, and she said they would be ready within a day or two. Keene later addressed interim administrator Tom Slaughter, saying, Tom, I know we agreed to include you among our top ve candidates, and Im OK with that, but I dont know how you ended up grading out. Were not looking to intentionally drag this out, but this is serious business and were looking for the best administrator possible. Slaughter was automatically included in the nal ve because he is serving as Interim Administrator, unlike other candidates who had to be ranked by the committee to be considered in the top ve. Fink added to Keenes sentiment by saying, Ive never felt the amount of pressure or importance (as I feel) with this particular task. This is the most important thing were going to do as a council. Keene moved to contact candidates No. 6-9 for potential interviews, and the council approved it unanimously.ADMINFROM PAGE 1 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comCarrying a torch for Special OlympicsJordan Ostromecki passes the torch to David Cross in the last leg of the 5K Torch Run held Tuesday for Special Olympics. The run was sponsored by DeSoto Correctionl Institution and coincides with similar torch runs by law enforcement agencies across the state. The event was followed by a barbecue dinner sale at the DeSoto County Sheris Oce. G A R A G E S A L E 1 B L O C K B N 2 1 5 I B R A K E F O R G A R A G E S A L E S GONESHOPPINGI2 SHOPSHOP LOCALLY SAVE GASMY FAVORITE STORELOCAL SHOPSHOMERESTAURANT FOR LUNCHFINE DININGGROCERIES 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. General Dentist Lic#14423 Were the stimulus package for your dental needs. FREE! Consultation X-Rays & Exam D0150, D0330 Must Present Coupon Single Denture $249 Same Day Dentures Available! D5110, D5210 single. Must Present Coupon Crowns $475 D2751 Must Present Coupon Deluxe Denture Complete Set $750 (Reg. $1500) D5110, D5210 Must Present Coupon 941-822-0048 F R E E *FREE S E C O N D SECOND O P I N I O N OPINION Arcadia `! OOle, IIIOleI II IIlk,-II I I I I I I I I I I, / I,III I, I III IIOleSOOI-o0

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 focus has shifted since this plan was created a decade ago, said County Coordinator Mandy Hines. We had some great attendance at many of our events, and were thrilled with the wide range of issues that were presented by those in attendance. As we stated in the meetings, we will do our best to ensure every question asked will receive a response from myself or County Administrator Guy Maxcy. We take these issues very seriously and will do our best to rectify them if possible. The Arcadian was present at each meeting, and weve highlighted some of the more popular issues discussed during each Community Conversation. Hines is expected to make an ofcial presentation to the BOCC at its April 22 meeting, which will detail specic themes from attendees and make recommendations on how the county can address these issues going forward. April 2 Nocatee Elementary School The rst Community Conversation, held at Nocatee Elementary School, had the lowest public attendance. There were almost equal numbers of county and state representatives as there were residents. Several people talked about the appearance of U.S. 17 for visitors coming north into the county. There were also questions about safety and crime in Nocatee. Eva Lowe, who runs an assisted living facility in Nocatee, said she was prepared to invest up to $2 million to expand her business, but questioned whether Nocatee was the right location. Am I going to build it here? The options are not looking good. Some commented on the lack of things for kids to do in DeSoto. One said Brewer Park had some fun activities but needs to have some shade. Some suggested a theater or bowling alley. County Commissioner Elton Langford asked, When we had a bowling alley, how often did you spend your money there? How many movies did you see at the theater? How many activities did you go to at the Turner Center? Or use the golf course? We had a bait store down town, but few people went there: they went to Walmart instead. County Commissioner Bob Miller said much of the countys ad valorem revenue (from property taxes) depends on citrus. But if greening impacts the citrus industry, county revenues will decline. We cant continue to rely on it; yet we need a new jail, re station, ambulances. If we dont do something to bring more revenue into this county, it may be a re truck breaking down on its way to your house. What is the one thing you would do to make this county better? Where should we focus? April 3 First Baptist Church, Fort Ogden Several residents complained about the dangers of Kings Highway between the Charlotte County line and Highway 72, and would like to see the road expanded to four lanes. Others demanded that the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce place squad cars near the intersection of Kings Highway and County Road 761 to monitor speeders in that area. One person had nicknamed C.R. 761 as the Rollercoaster Highway, and continued that semi-trucks should not be allowed to travel on the roadway, especially along the countys bridges. Two residents complained about the poor conditions of Arcadias roads, and wondered if the county could help the city in repairing them. A resident told county staff the conditions of the railroad tracks were as bad today as theyve ever been. He said, Its time to gure out some way to get them xed, before someone gets seriously hurt. There was worry that the countys public safety infrastructure, particularly the state of Fire Station 1 and the Sheriffs jail complex, were inadequate to serve the needs of area residents. I cant believe we are housing our reghters there, and its just a matter of time before we have a major incident at the jail, one resident said. Animal control was a heated topic during the evening, with one woman complaining that the area between Hull and Oak Street was a popular dump-off location for unwanted animals. She said more money should be budgeted for animal services to hire more employees and more effectively patrol the county. Before the close of the meeting, several people mentioned the growing drug, alcohol and homeless issues in the county, and encouraged county staff to become more involved in helping to nd a solution to the problems. As in Nocatee, a large part of the discussion focused on the South U.S. 17 corridor and what plans the county has to improve the areas appearance. April 9 Turner Center Exhibit Hall Several residents noted the impor tance of cleaning up areas in the both the city and county, and said it was up to individuals and business owners to beautify the area themselves. A downtown business owner thanked the county for help in getting the bike and pedestrian paths green-lighted for the downtown area, and said the more that can be done to clean up and promote downtown Arcadia, the more the community will benet. The current state of the jail was again a topic of concern for residents, who urged commissioners to work together to build a new facility to house the countys inmates. The topic of greening was mentioned several times, and residents urged the county to hire an extension agent who has training in agriculture and experience helping growers replace citrus crops with other sustainable fruits and vegetables.COMMUNITYFROM PAGE 1 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE BAUERCommunity members review the FEMA 10-year recovery plan placards during a break-out session at the Community Conversation in Fort Ogden. Dale Thomas bought property on U.S. 17 with plans to build a business, but says much of the rest of the neighborhood needs to disappear because of dilapidated conditions. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comAbout 50 residents attended the fourth Community Conversation at Kingsway Country Club in Lake Suzy, and asked about widening Kings Highway, getting more sidewalks and bike paths, and how they can take part in more county activities. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comJoanna Drinkwater of Lake Suzy asked when residents would be able to see County Commission meetings on cable TV. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comSister Cathy Buster of Casa San Juan Bosco Inc., bu Catholic Charities Housing, looks over the poster titled Revitalize, based on the 2005 FEMA long-term recovery plan. Resi dents were invited to mark with stickers the tops of most importance or concern to them. The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian the dangers of Kings Highway between the Charlotte County line and Highway 72, and would like to see the road ex panded to four lanes. Others demanded that the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce place squad cars near the intersection of Kings Highway and County Road 761 to monitor speeders in that area. One person had nicknamed C.R. 761 as the Rollercoaster Highway, and continued that semi-trucks should not be allowed to travel on the roadway, especially along the countys bridges. Two residents complained about the poor conditions of Arcadias roads, and wondered if the county could help the city in repairing them. A resident told county staff the conditions of the railroad tracks were as bad today as theyve ever been. He said, Its time to gure out some way to get them xed, before someone gets serious ly hurt. There was worry that the countys public safety infrastructure, particularly the state of Fire Station 1 and the Sheriffs jail complex, were inadequate to serve the needs of area residents. I cant believe we are housing our reghters there, and its just a matter of time before we have a major incident at the jail, one resident said. Animal control was a heated topic during the evening, with one woman complaining that the area between Hull and Oak Street was a popular dump-off location for unwanted animals. She said more money should be budgeted for animal services to hire more employees and more effectively patrol the county. Before the close of the meeting, several people mentioned the growing drug, alcohol and homeless issues in the county, and encouraged county staff to become more involved in helping to nd a solution to the problems. As in Nocatee, a large part of the discussion focused on the South U.S. 17 corridor and what plans the county has to improve the areas appearance. April 9 Turner Center Exhibit Hall Several residents noted the impor tance of cleaning up areas in the both the city and county, and said it was up to individuals and business owners to beautify the area themselves. A downtown business owner thanked the county for help in getting the bike and pedestrian paths green-lighted for the downtown area, and said the more that can be done to clean up and pro mote downtown Arcadia, the more the community will benet. The current state of the jail was again a topic of concern for residents, who urged commissioners to work together to build a new facility to house the countys inmates. The topic of greening was mentioned several times, and residents urged the county to hire an extension agent who has training in agriculture and expe rience helping growers replace citrus crops with other sustainable fruits and vegetables. The biggest topic of the evening was the lack of jobs in the county, and the domino effect it has on keeping the countys youth close to home. A few younger members of the crowd asked for youth-oriented businesses to come to the area, such as a movie theatre, bowling alley, etc. One of the most poignant comments of the night came from a resident who was part of a planning board 30 years ago, and he noted many of the discussion items being brought up at the meeting were identical to the ones addressed three decades ago. He urged the county to learn from its past mistakes, and do everything it can to invite growth into the area. As one resident commented, The time of studies, plans and visions is over. We want something done, and nothing less will sufce. April 10 Kingsway Country Club About 50 people attended the nal session held in Lake Suzy. While some of their comments echoed what people said elsewhere in the county, many issues were raised that were unique to Lake Suzy. With I-75 expanding from two to three lanes each way, does DeSoto have plans to widen Kings Highway? DeSoto is now working with FDOT to study whats needed to four-lane the road, but it will be at least ve years before work is under way. Commenters said the approach to Arcadia from other directions is OK, but coming north on U.S. 17 has a nega tive feel. County Coordinator Mandy Hines said, We recognize its partly a private property issue and we dont want someone to lose their home, but we want to make this a priority. Its something weve heard at every Community Conversation. Lake Suzy residents would like a fire station closer to them. When you call 911, it takes a long time for them to get here. County Administrator Guy Maxcy said we now have an interlocal agreement with Charlotte County and were getting pretty good service that way. One person asked what it will take to get recycling in DeSoto? One person said she would like to volunteer for some nonprofits to feel more a part of the community, but didnt know what was available. The Arcadian said it could run a list of volunteer choices in the paper, which many people approved. Dan Presilla, a director on DeSoto Memorial Hospitals board, suggested implementing a half-penny tax to help the hospital. Some asked for more sidewalks, bike paths and roadway improvements in Lake Suzy. One suggested some kind of community or social building in Lake Suzy where residents could meet. Watch The Arcadian for more discussions about the Community Conversations after BOCC gets a full report at its April 22 meeting. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE BAUER Community members review the FEMA 10-year recovery plan placards during a break-out session at the Community Conversation in Fort Ogden. An attendee studies FEMAs long-term plan for the countys health facilities during the break-out session at the Fort Ogden meeting.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE BAUER ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE BAUERThe Fort Ogden Community Conversation was host to a large crowd, many expressing their opinions on how to make improvements to the county. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comMany Hines, DeSoto County coordinator, says the informal meetings are meant not for county sta to talk to resi dents, but for them to listen to questions and issues the citizens want to discuss.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comDeSoto County Commissioner Buddy Manseld said, I see what the county looks like; Im not blind, responding to complaints about the appearance of the U.S. 17 corridor south of Arcadia. We would love to see a 200-acre small industrial complex. But were not going to kick anyone out of their house. 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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14ST. PETE BOUND PAGE 16Senior standout Downtown Debbie Brown will continue her softball career at St. Petersburg College. The pitching was certainly strong enough, and the elding was steady, but the varsity Bulldogs bats remained relatively silent in a 4-1 loss to Island Coast. Senior Bay Hale pitched six strong innings recording ve strikeouts, one walk and scattereing seven hits and three runs on the night. Hale received minimal support from his offense, however, as they could only manage two hits in the game. While Hale faced 21 batters in ve innings, Island Coasts Junior Joey Theune faced 17 batters and surrendered no runs, one hit, three walks and two defensive double plays to give the Gators a 1-0 lead.Sixth-inning strugglesHale ran into trouble in the sixth after throwing 10 pitches to the clean-up hitter Nikko Rodriguez before eventually walking him. Scot Malone followed with a double down the left eld line that scored Rodriquez, and it looked like the Gators were ready to pull away. Hale settled down, however, sandwiching two strikeouts between an RBI single to Andrew Nazzario and an inning-ending ground out. The Bulldogs manufactured one run in their half of the sixth. Tony Lalonde hit a one-out double down the left eld line and scored on a wild pitch. Another soft ground out then ended the inning. After throwing 100 pitches, Hale was replaced by right-handed senior Corey Omar. Omar was greeted with a base hit up the middle by Anthony Churlin. Omar then hurt his own cause with an errant pick-off throw to rst, sending Churlin to third. He then scored after Omar threw a wild pitch. Omar retired three of the next four batters with a strikeout and two ground outs. The Bulldogs went down quietly in the bottom half of the seventh inning, giving the Gators a 4-1 victory. With district playoffs approaching, Coach Hill talked about the need to not just hit the ball, but to hit it hard. Figuring you are going to make contact with the ball 80 percent of the time, our goal is to hit the ball hard 60 percent of the time, forcing the defense to make a play or the ball going in a gap, he said. Tonight we hit the ball hard three out of 19 times. Thats only 16 per cent, which isnt going to win many ball games. The boys are playing well, we just have to start getting some better at bats.Bulldogs bats fall silent against Island CoastBy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERJavier Zamora holds back on a pitch by Island Coast. Hits were few and far between for the Bulldogs, as they dropped the game 4-1. Senior Bay Hale delivers the rst pitch against Island Coast. Bay pitched well, allowing only three runs in six innings against the Lee County team. The Bulldogs lost the game 4-1. Robb Adams holds an Island Coast runner on base in varsity action. Island Coast won the game 4-1. On April 7 four seniors from the DeSoto County softball team played the nal home game of their career. The night was lled with emotion as Jillian Deriso, Shelby Cross, Debbie Brown and Victoria Cross walked with their family through an arch of raised bats held by the varsity and junior varsity softball players. There were comments such as I cant believe this is MY senior night, and This is really kind of sad. This years seniors were probably four of the most different players on the team. Shelby Cross has improved every year and is now hitting in the cleanup spot in coach Billy Hines lineup. She plays Lady Bulldogs say goodbye to four seniorsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County Head coach Billy Hines stands between his four graduating seniors. From left are Shelby Cross, Debbie Brown, Hines, Jillian Deriso and Victoria Cross.GOODBYE | 17 E a s t e r S u n r i s e Easter Sunrise S e r v i c e Service 50456839 T r e e o f K n o w l e d g e P a r k T r e e o f K n o w l e d g e P a r k Tree of Knowledge Park D o w n t o w n A r c a d i a D o w n t o w n A r c a d i a Downtown ArcadiaC o r n e r o f O a k S t r e e t a n d D e S o t o A v e n u e C o r n e r o f O a k S t r e e t a n d D e S o t o A v e n u e Corner of Oak Street and DeSoto Avenue 7 a m E a s t e r S u n d a y 7am Easter Sunday A p r i l 2 0 2 0 1 4 April 20, 2014B r e a k f a s t t o f o l l o w a t Breakfast to follow at H e r i t a g e B a p t i s t C h u r c h Heritage Baptist Church C a l l 2 4 4 1 2 4 7 f o r i n f o r m a t i o n Call 244-1247 for information IlAqp s tykTM Of Knoww" parkDwntwn AMdkconm of Oak Strom and DOMO AVMOM7&m F=&W@SundayQpp00 209 20014o POD MEM W q@Eo' i/ VlHwNsg@ o epdW C h u ff@h&DU 244=12477 SOP WOO p[1 U llEri

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The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian A couple of years ago DeSoto County junior varsity baseball coach Monty McLeod called his squad the best one bad inning team hed ever seen. McLeod is now on the varsity coaching staff and hasnt seen the new BOBIT team from DeSoto County. The current JV team has lost several players due to injury and has been getting by with nine or ten players suited up. The 8-7 loss to Lemon Bay on April 7 was another example of a team not getting the breaks needed to win and making back-breaking mistakes. Not only did they lose the game, but starting pitcher Kolby Scott left the game and was taken to the hospital with a hand injury when he dove into a base. Lemon Bay scored two runs in the top of the rst, but the Bulldogs countered with a run in their half of the inning and took the lead with two more scores in the second. After the Mantas tied it in the fourth, both teams blew scoring opportunities in the fth. The Mantas had runners on rst and third with no outs, but a elders choice and a double play on a hit-and-run pop up got the Bulldogs out of the inning. DeSoto had runners in scoring position at second and third after Peyton Smiths double pushed Hunter Browning to third. A hit batter loaded the bases, but a strikeout and ground out ended the threat. Logan Stevens singled in a run in the sixth inning to tie the game up again. After both teams went scoreless in the seventh, the Mantas scored four times on a couple of walks, bloop hits and a few unusual plays. Rally falls shortEntering the bottom of the eighth inning down four runs, a rain storm suspended play for 10 minutes. Had the rain continued, then the game would have gone back to the last full inning of play and the game would have ended in a Hard luck JV boys lose in extra inningsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County pitcher Kolby Scott looks to his catcher Hunter Browning for the sign in the Bulldogs 8-7 loss to Lemon Bay.EXTRA | 16 The DeSoto County junior varsity softball defeated Lake Placid 16-1 in a run-rule game called after McKayla Greene slid into home to create the 15-run lead. The Lady Bulldogs scored four in both the first and second innings and put away the Green Dragons with eight more in the third. Eight different players scored for DeSoto County as they banged out 11 hits and collected six walks. Katie Game led in hits, going three-forthree on the night. Greene and Hannah Lambright both scored three times, with Cassidy Furr, Jayla JV girls finish successful 11-4 seasonBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR McKayla Greene scores the nal run of the game to put away Lake Placid 16-1. Greene scored three times.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com Bre Ray scores for the Bulldogs in the 16-1 romp over Lake Placid to nish the season.SEASON | 22 50456774 4ViCkligrogir" Service Around Your ScheduleTIRE & AUTO CENTERITTTIRE GUARANTEEBUY 4 SELECT TIRES, GET UP TO4_ tIVT T f~ 1 IrAI 13017` i in mail-in rebates* when you use theShawn Barney Celeste Brady Jeremy Johnson Ralf Llpps Ford Service Credit CardSevice Manager Servce Advisor Quick Lane Manager Service AdvisorWe service makes and models. you waft and no appointment 2IIDCESTOOEin e1 technicians factory-trained I use IMotorcrafti" parts. Quick LaneP offers evening and weekend hours. DUNLOP IFLLI >>&YOKOHAMATIRE"'40 rebate on Firestone tires. $50 rebate on General Tires. $60 rebateQuick Lane on Goodyear, Dunlop, Bridgestone and Yokohama fires, $70 rebateon Michelin tires, $80 rebate on Pirelli tires. Dealer-installed, retailat DeSoto Dodge Chrysler Ford and Jeep purchases only. Limit one redemption per customer. Rebate byprepaid debit card or apply to an active Owner Advantage Rewards3039 S.E. Highway 70 1 Arcadia, FL 34266 account. $50 credit card rebate by prepaid debit card. Subject tocredit approval. Complete purchase must be made on the Ford863-494-4848 1800-880-3099 Service Credit card. Offer valid between 3/31/14 and 4/30/14. Submitrebates by 4/30/14. Cannot be combined with any other tiremanufacturer-sponsored or Ford Service Credit Card rebate/offer.See dealership for vehicle applications, rebate and account details.Life is better in the Quick Lane.19 0-1, L.W.nd I.d.-k-t F.rd M.WC-ri-y

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 Shes got it all, shes the consummate ball player. She eats, drinks and sleeps softball. Shes been with us four years and were going to miss her, DeSoto County softball coach Billy Hines said. Debbie Brown has done it all for DeSoto County High Schools softball program. This season shes anchored the ineld from her shortstop position after moving from third base. Shes spent time on the mound, she can hit from both sides of the plate and is a mentor for the young Bulldogs on the team. Brown is also the last link to the Bulldog team that made it to the nal four in the state playoffs. She was a freshman and thought with the team they had, a nal four would be something she could count on every year. Its been a little disappointing after that rst year, I thought wed be back every year but it hasnt worked out, she said. Brown, who earned the nickname Downtown after her rst home run, joked that her nickname should change to Big Town since she will be leaving Arcadia and living in the big town of St. Petersburg. She will be testing her skills as a Titan at St. Petersburg College this fall. Crystal Roberts is the pitching coach and assistant coach for the Titans, and says Browns intensity and nonstop motor intrigued the Titans coaches. The rst time I saw Debbie playing I saw her intensity and her willingness to sacrice her body for the team, Roberts said. She was at an exposure tournament and I saw a ball hit that I thought no way anyone would get to it. Debbie went back and dove for it. Thats when I said I want her on my team. She is more than just a good all-around athlete, shes a good person too. Roberts added that Brown will have the opportunity to start for the squad. We search for kids who can start for us in their freshman year, and she is capable of doing that next season, she said. Brown said the smaller size of the school and the fact that its close to home were deciding factors in choosing the Titans. I asked if I could get No. 4 to wear and they said I could, she said. I always liked the way Katelynn Johnson played and her number was ve so I wanted something close to her.Special memoryBrowns most memorable moment from her high school career came as the result of an injury. She was playing third base as a sophomore on a cold night at Lemon Bay. One of the Mantas hitters ripped a bullet at her that hit her bare hand and broke a nger. Less than two weeks later Brown was back in the lineup as a pinch runner. Her right hand was wrapped up like a big club, and she wasnt able to swing a bat or throw a ball, but she was helping the team as a runner. When she returned to the lineup she could only bat left handed until her nger healed entirely. When my nger was good again I batted for the rst time from the right side in a game against Lake Placid, she said. I hit a grand slam home run my rst time up. Debbie Brown will move to the big town next fall but will always be Downtown Debbie Brown to DeSoto County softball fans.Brown takes her skills to St. PetersburgBy S TEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR Debbie Brown is surrounded by her Lady Bulldog teammates on her signing day. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDebbie Brown signs her papers to make it ocial as she becomes a member of the St. Petersburg Titans softball program. Proud parents Kim and Hugh Brown are happy to see their daughter Debbie be able to pursue her education and also continue to play softball. tie. But even Mother Nature was against the boys from DeSoto County, as the rain stopped and play continued. Lemon Bays pitcher struggled with a slippery ball and control problems on the mound, but the Bulldogs gave the Mantas a break when the rst batter swung at a ball in the dirt for a strikeout to start the inning. Mikey Daniels walked and Jonathan England hit a slow roller. Rather than taking the sure out at rst, the Mantas tried to get the lead runner and came up empty handed. The break put two men on with only one out. Browning drove in two runs with a sharp single to cut the lead to 8-6, but he rounded the bag too far and was caught in a rundown for the second out. That brought up Smith, who was batting in the cleanup spot. Smith drew a walk and Cole Roberts came up next in the order. Roberts had the dubious distinction of wearing the Golden Sombrero (four strikeouts in the game). He was hit by a pitch, putting the tying run on base. Stevens followed and had a good atbat. After falling behind 0-2, he worked a walk after taking a couple of close pitches just out of the strike zone. That loaded the bases for Chace Higgins. In Higgins previous at bat, the three-sport star hit a long drive to left that looked like it was going to get out of the park before hitting the fence. I thought it was gone when it left the bat but it hit halfway up the fence, Higgins said. The Mantas coach was considering intentionally walking Higgins even though it would have put the tying run on third. After falling behind 0-2, however, Higgins was hit by a pitch, bringing home the third run of the inning. If not for the earlier base running blunder, the game would have been tied. Casen Cross then hit a hard ground ball to second for the nal out of the game and another close loss for the Bulldogs. The boys didnt give up even though they were down by four in that last inning., coach Ryan Fullerton said. It was a good three-hour game with lots of excitement but we came up a run short. 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The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian solid defense and is without a doubt the quietest player on the team. She lets her actions on the eld speak for her. On the other end of the spectrum is Victoria Cross, who has had to battle injuries throughout her career and hasnt played a game this season. Cross is the polar opposite from Shelby Cross as far as presence on the field goes. Jillian Deriso has had limited time on the softball diamond after having an outstanding volleyball career at DeSoto County. Downtown Debbie Brown has been playing softball since the time she could walk. Her skills have been honed so well that she is going to take the next step and has signed to play ball in college next fall. Whatever the future brings for these young ladies, they will always be remembered as being true Bulldogs.GOODBYEFROM PAGE 14 Victoria Cross and her sister Micheala lead their parents, Mike and Judi Cross, onto the eld for Senior Night. Shelby Cross is escorted by her brother and her parents onto the eld for the Senior Night celebration. Debbie Brown walks with her father Hugh and mother Kim as she ends her softball career as a four-year varsity player. Jillian Deriso was escorted by her parents Joel and Susie for the Senior Night celebration.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com rffnfntf bnnttnnft tfffftfnfnff rnfftrrrf 50464454 owl,if,Mosaic

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 deserving high school seniors. We look forward to a long and positive relationship with the School District of DeSoto County and the DeSoto County Education Foundation, said Jama Abbott, Public Affairs with PhosChem Supply Company. The youth of our community today are the leaders and employees of tomorrow.DCHSFROM PAGE 3 PhosChem Supply Co. of Hardee County is oering scholarships to some DeSoto County High School seniors to help prepare them to be leaders and employers in the future.PHOTO PROVIDED The Arcadia Community Band is a nonprot organization and all its members are volunteers. Besides playing and enjoying the fellowship of musicians, the band uses its resources to promote the arts in DeSoto County. The DMS band director, Christine Cooley, has about 75 students signed up for the music program for next year. Cooley also plays ute with the Community Band. The Middle School would welcome any donations of instruments to help meet the musical needs of aspiring young musicians.BANDFROM PAGE 7 eating 15 pounds of raw meat per day. Delilah is a tad more svelte, coming in at 400 pounds and snacking on eight pounds of raw meat daily. Wittmeier says the two are very social. They are extremely playful, and love playing in the water, she said. As a treat, they love when we give them a bone that has meat on it. After cleaning it off, theyll toss it around and have a blast with it.CodyThis 14-year-old American black bear came to Lions, Tigers and Bears via the picture trade. He arrived at the facility when he was only 6 months old, and today he weighs in at a whopping 700 pounds. While 85 percent of his diet consists of vegetables, the rest of his diet is meatbased. He also has a personal pool that he enjoys swimming in with all his toys. Codys daily diet consists of 3 pounds of peanuts, 2 pounds of car rots, a half-dozen eggs, 1a half-dozen pieces of fruit and Romain lettuce, Wittmeier said. His favorite treats are pies and cakes, along with avocados and mangoes.Baja and KaylaAlthough they are the same species, Baja is a Canadian Lynx and Kayla is a Siberian. They were brought to Lions, Tigers and Bears when their owner in Fort Myers lost her home to foreclosure and could no longer care for them. When the two elderly cats (ages 12 and 10) arrived, Wittmeier was doubtful theyd survive the transition. When we got them they were in really bad shape, she said. The came here very stressed, and it was touch and go for a while. I honestly didnt think they were going to make it. The two are now thriving, eating a pound per day of raw beef and chicken.ZipporahThis African Serval cat, affectionately nicknamed Zippy by staff, came to the facility from a breeder. She was probably attempting to cross-breed her to create Savannah cats, but our guess is that she wasnt producing any litters, Wittmeier said. Zippy has not bonded with any members of the staff, and visitors are cautioned to maintain a respectable distance from her. Weve had her for ve years; she was seven when we got her and we still cant touch her, Wittmeier said. Zippy is otherwise healthy, dining on raw chicken and beef daily.ANIMALFROM PAGE 2 Cody, a North American Black Bear, is 14 years old and came to Lions, Tigers and Bears when he was 6 months old. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comBaja, a male Canadian lynx, and Kayla, a female Siberian lynx, found a home at Lions, Tigers and Bears when their previous owners house was being foreclosed. The Serval Cat, a native of the African savannah, is a little larger than a housecat, with long legs and a spotted coat. 5 0 4 5 6 8 2 1 50456821 1 1, 111t leri DesotoPharmacy4..L--Your Friendly Pharmacy"Best Prices in town! 1We take time to help our customersand provide our service your way!$ 10 OFF $ 10 OFF10 OFF1st Visit Prescription 2nd Visit Prescriptio 3rd Visit Prescription-We offer the Iowest price! If we are not, well beat the competitor's price!We accept all insurance, including: Medicaid, CVS Caremark, I lumana,'I'ricare, Express Scripts, BlueCros RlueShield, Workman's Comp, :11 RP, United Healthcare & all othrr %Icilic:uc Part Il PlnnsFREE Home Delivery!FREE Antibiotic ProgramOver 300 Generic Prescriptions for $2.99Cr,H,#rTLJLkEN'SChewable Multivitamins for every ,child's nutritional needs!r ^ l' 'i Hu'nw.v i7 1 0.,

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DeSoto Health & Rehabhas the following job opportunities available:PT, OT & ST for PT/PRNRN, LPN & CNA for all shiftsDietary Manager F/TCook P/T & F/TBusiness Office Mgr. F/T Nursing home experience preferred. Fax resume to: (863)-494-9470 For questions call: (863)-494-5766 MUSICAL2035 TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Seeking part-time Choir Director and part-time Organist in Arcadia. Please Email:trinityumcarcadia@embarqmail.comor contact the church office at 863-494-2543 SKILLED TRADES2050 IMMEDIATE OPENING EXPERIENCED CONCRETE FOREMANMust be able to read plans, set grades, order concrete, manage 5+ crew, exp in sidewalk, gutter & curb installation, good working knowledge of ADA compliance. MOT cert. helpful but not required.Excellent pay/benefits, company phone and vehicle allowance.Please apply in person at 3801 North Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234 or send resume to: jobsatderr@gmail.com EOE DFWP GENERAL2100 DRIVER OPPORTUNITYEnjoyable independent contract driving position providing non-emergency medical transportation service in Hardee and DeSoto areas. Competitive pay. Requires a clean driving and criminal r ecord and a 4-door vehicle. Call Linda @ ABC Transportation, Inc. 9 to 6 M-F (816)220-1960, or emailabctransportinc@outlook.com NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO: 14-2009-CA-000051 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF DANIEL WHITLOCK, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GLENDA WHITLOCK Last Known Address: 770 W 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209 Also Attempted At: 6455 Argyle Forest Blvd, Apt 704, Jacksonville, FL 32244 Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 19, BLOCK A, GOLDEN MELODY SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 24, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is P.O. BOX 9908, FT. Lauderdale, Fl 33310-9908 on or NOTICE OFACTION3116 before May 16, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the Arcadian and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the r elief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the ADA Coordinator at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court this 9th day of April, 2014. As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk Published 4/17/14 & 4/24/14 107507 3028892 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-2012-CA-000747 LIBERTY HOME EQUITY SOLUTIONS, INC. F/K/A GENWORTH FINANCIAL HOME EQUITY ACCESS, INC.; Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF DONALD TENNEY AND MARION TENNEY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES NOTICE OFACTION3116 CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON BEHALF OF THE SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; BILL TENNEY; UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF DONALD TENNEY, DECEASED Last Known Address UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 12 OF CUL-DE-SAC ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS: THE N 1/2 OF SW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 OF SE 1/4 OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST. SUBJECT TO A 25 FOOT ROAD EASEMENT ON EAST SIDE. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME AFFIXED TO SUBJECT PROPERTY 2005 CLAY VIN# CLA054002TW TITLE# 91968747 a/k/a 6097 NW CUL DE SAC RD, ARCADIA, FL 34266 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 on or before May 16, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the DESOTO SUN HERALD file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 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. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing Notice of Filing was mailed to all the parties in the attached mailing list. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 31st day of March, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ N. Daughtrey As Deputy Clerk Published 4/17/14 & 4/24/14 NOTICE OFACTION3116 322095 3028854 Employ Classified! 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 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 A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" N-------------rHARBORCK,\`>>rafi 'U-----------JOfIft

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 2014CP000019CPAXMA IN RE: ESTATE OF CORNELIUS ANDERSON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Cornelius Anderson, deceased, whose date of death was February 4, 2013 and whose social security number is xxx-xx-8597 is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 17, 2014 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Gustavo A. Gutierrez Gustavo A. Gutierrez, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 738751 11402 NW 41st Street, Suite 202 Doral, Florida 33178 T elephone (305) 485-9700 Personal Representative: Melissa Anderson 1050 SW Prince Terrace Arcadia, Florida 34266 Published 4/17/14 & 4/24/14 369859 3028395 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 14-2014-CP-0023-CP-AXMA Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIA CRISTINA GARZA Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Maria Cristina Garza, deceased, whose date of death was March 4, 2013, Social Security Number xxx-xx-9736, is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Room #101, Arcadia, Florida 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 17, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ James D. Robinson James D. Robinson NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 Florida Bar No. 818429 Robinson Pecaro & Mier, P.A. 5599 S. University Drive #103 Davie, FL 33328 Personal Representative: Jonathan Torres 1817 S.E. Desoto Landing Arcadia, FL 34266 Published 4/17/14 & 4/24/14 369871 3028540 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2008 CA 000731 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO RBC BANK (USA) FKA RBC CENTURA BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GLENN J. SKENE, DONNA M. SKENE A/K/A DONNA SKENE, JANE DOE, JOHN DOE, KINGS ISLAND ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered November 18, 2013 in Civil Case No. 2008 CA 000731 of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Arcadia, Florida, wherein PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO RBC BANK (USA) FKA RBC CENTURA BANK is Plaintiff and GLENN J. SKENE, DONNA M. SKENE A/K/A DONNA SKENE, JANE DOE, JOHN DOE, KINGS ISLAND ASSOCIATION, INC., are Defendants, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door of the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL. 34266 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 1st day of May, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 21 OF KINGS ISLAND, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE(S) 91, OF PUBLICS OF DE SOTO 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. I HEREBY CERTIFY that a true and correct copy of the foregoing was Mailed this 1st day of April, 2014, to all parties on the attached service list. Dated this 1st day of April, 2014. Deputy Clerk CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/ B. Wynn 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. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. Published 4/17/14 & 4/24/14 338038 3027092 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 DEVELOPMENT, 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, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 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. 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 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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 STEVENSON 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, NOTICE OFSALE3130 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 SECONDS 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 NOTICE OFSALE3130 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 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 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 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 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 Law,*4000000000000V

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The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian NOTICE OFSALE3130 BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST 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 A ttorneys 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, t o 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 notificat ion if the time before the scheduled appearance is less t han 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 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 V ELAZCO 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 V ILLA 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 A ND 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, purNOTICE OFSALE3130 suant 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:14-2013-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 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 NOTICE OFSALE3130 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 IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION VFC PARTNERS 3 LLC, Case No. 13-CA-231 Plaintiff, v. FEDCO INVESTMENT CORPORATION, UNKNOWN TENANT 1, a fictitious name intending to name as a party Defendant any person(s) or entity(ies) who may claim a right, title or interest in the subject property by virtue of occupancy thereof, or other rights claimed as a tenant, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered September 25, 2013, Order on Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated December 18, 2013, and Order on Third Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated April 4, 2014, in Case Number 13 CA 231 in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, the clerk shall offer for sale the property, situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: Begin at the N 1/4 Corner of Section 1, Township 38 South, Range 24 East, Desoto County, Florida; thence S 89 E along the North line of said Section 1, 232.06 feet; thence S 0 E; 25.00 feet to South right-of way of Hargrave Street; thence S 89 E along South right-of way of Hargrave Street, 252.00 feet for Point of Beginning; thence continue same line 345.93 feet along said right-ofway; thence S 21 W, 171.46 feet; thence N 89 W, 291.63 feet; thence N 02 E, 160.17 feet to Point of Beginning. T ogether with all right, title and interest in and to all erected or affixed buildings, improvements and fixtures; all easements, rights of way, and appurtenances; all water, watercourses and ditch rights (including stock in utilities with ditch and irrigation rights); and all other rights, royalties, and profits relating to the real property, including without limitation all minerals, oil, gas, geothermal and similar matters. at Public Sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the south courthouse steps, Desoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 am on the 22nd day of May, 2014. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED NOTICE OFSALE3130 TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: April 9, 2014. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP 240 South Pineapple Avenue Post Office Box 49948 Sarasota, Florida 34230-6948 (941) 366-6660 (941) 366-3999 facsimile Primary E-mail: mserrano@slk-law.com Secondary E-mail: wlowe@slk-law.com Attorneys for Plaintiff, VFC PARTNERS 3 LLC By: /s/ Meghan O. Serrano Florida Bar No: 53124 NOTICE: 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, FL 34266, (863) 9934876, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS DOCUMENT; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. Published 4/17/14 & 4/24/14 274145 3028857 T AX DEEDS3132 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR LEON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION NO. 2014CA000548 V ALIDATION OF NOT TO EXCEED 2 BILLION DOLLARS FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION SPECIAL ASSESSMENT REVENUE BONDS (FLORIDA HERO PROGRAM), VARIOUS SERIES FLORIDA DEVELOPMENT FINANCE CORPORATION, a public body corporate and politic, Plaintiff, vs. THE STATE OF FLORIDA, AND ALL OF THE SEVERAL PROPERTY OWNERS, TAXPAYERS AND CITIZENS OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, INCLUDING NONRESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN AND ALL OTHERS HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY THE ISSUANCE OF THE BONDS HEREIN DESCRIBED, OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY, OTHER NOTICES3138 Defendants. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THROUGH THE STATE ATTORNEY FOR THE SECOND JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, AND THROUGH THE STATE ATTORNEY FOR EACH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN WHICH A LOCAL GOVERNMENT WITHIN THEIR JURISDICTION HAS ENTERED INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT, AND TO THE TAXPA YERS, PROPERTY OWNERS AND CITIZENS OF LEON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND OF EACH OF THESE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS WHICH HAS ENTERED INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN, AND ALL OTHERS HAVING OR CLAIMING ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN PROPERTY TO BE AFFECTED BY THE BONDS HEREIN DESCRIBED, OR TO BE AFFECTED IN ANY WAY THEREBY: Y ou and each of you are hereby r equired to appear on Wednesday, the 11th day of June, 2014, at 9:30 oclock a.m. (EST), before the Circuit Court for the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Leon County, Florida, in Room 365-B, at the Leon County Courthouse located at 301 South Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32301, and to show cause why the Complaint for Validation filed in this action should not be granted, and the Bonds herein described and the proceedings authorizing the issuance thereof validated and confirmed, said Bonds being designated Not Exceeding 2 billion dollars Florida Development Finance Corporation Special Assessment Revenue Bonds (Florida Hero Program), V arious Series, a more particular description of said Bonds being contained in the Complaint for Validation filed in this action. This Order to Show Cause shall be published in the manner r equired by Section 75.06, Florida Statutes, as amended, in a newspaper published and of general circulation in Leon County, Florida, and within the boundaries of each local government which has entered into an interlocal agreement with the Plaintiff, a listing of which is attached to the Complaint for Validation filed in this action. Such publication shall consist of once each week for two consecutive weeks prior to the date of the hearing set forth in the preceding paragraph, the first publication to be at least twenty (20) days prior to said date. DONE AND ORDERED at Leon County, Florida, this 20th day of March, 2014. /s/ John Cooper Judge of the Circuit Court of the Second Judicial Circuit, in and for Leon County, Florida Published 4/17/14 & 4/24/14 369885 3028775 **OFFICIAL** NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in DESOTO County, State of Florida, on the FOURTH day of NOVEMBER, 2014, A.D., to fill or retain the following offices: Representative in Congress: District 17 Florida Cabinet Governor Florida Cabinet Lieutenant Governor Florida Cabinet Attorney General Florida Cabinet: Chief Financial Officer Florida Cabinet: Commissioner of Agriculture State Senator: District 26 State Representative: District 56 Second District Court of Appeal: Retention of Three Judges Circuit Judge, Twelfth Judicial Circuit: Groups 1, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 17, 18 and 19 School Board: Districts 1,3 and 5 County Commissioner: Districts 2 and 4 Peace River Soil and Water Conservation District: Groups 1, 3 and 5 Published 4/3/14 & 4/17/14 283740 3011181 NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is given that the Districts Final Agency Action is approval of a Petition for Formal Determination of Wetlands and Other Surface Waters on 45 acres to serve Citrus Grove known as Brewer & Horne. The project is located in OTHER NOTICES3138 Polk County, Section(s) 24, Township 30 South, Range 25 East. The permit applicant is Walter L. Brewer & Lynn D. Horne, whose address is Post Office Box 400, Nocatee, FL 34268 The Petition No. is 20001422.005. The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Tampa Service Office, 7601 Hwy 301 North, T ampa, FL 33637. This Approval does not authorize any construction activities or give conceptual approval for any anticipated projects. Construction, alteration, operation, removal or abandonment of surface water management system requires a permit from the District pursuant to Rule 40D-4.041, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), and Section 373.413, Florida Statutes (F.S.), unless found to be exempt by 40D-4.051, F.A.C. or 373.406, F.S. NOTICE OF RIGHTS Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the Districts action regarding this permit may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and chapter 28106, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the substantial interests of each person r equesting the hearing will be affected by the Districts action, or final action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person r equesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and r eceived by the Agency Clerk of the District at the Districts Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Fl. 346046899 within 21 days of publication of this notice (or within 14 days for an Environmental Resource Permit application with Proprietary Authorization for the use of Sovereign submerged Lands; Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to r equest a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Districts final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of final agency action. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the r equirements set forth above. Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.s. to settle an administrative dispute regarding the districts final action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a r equest for hearing. Published 4/17/14 116689 3028773 **OFICIAL** A VISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Y o, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notifico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de DESOTO, Estado de la Florida, el da CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de 2014 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Representante ante el Congreso: distrito 17 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Senador Estatal: distrito 26 Representante Estatal: distrito 56 T ribunal de Apelaciones del 2. Distrito: retencin de 3 jueces Juez del Circuito, 12. Circuito Judicial: grupos 1, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 17, 18 y 19 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 3 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Peace River: grupos 1, 3 y 5 Published 4/3/14 & 4/17/14 283740 3011156 ftftoooooooofta0wooo000000

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County third baseman Tiany Burhands gets hit by a pitch in the 16-1 win over Lake Placid. As Burhands walked to rst she said, Wow, that hurt! DeSoto County pitcher Jayla Cowell throws to Allyson Krause to retire a Lake Placid batter in the nal game of the season.Cowell, Allyson Krause and Bre Ray each scoring twice. The Lady Bulldogs finished the season with a three-game winning streak and earlier had won five in a row. Their season record is 11-4.SEASONFROM PAGE 15 Chambers 5th annual Fun Shoot is a blast Arcadian Stockyard and Clean Cuts teams gather and check their guns before the next station. Representing Joshua Citrus, from left, are Olivia Shelfer, Ashley Dunson, Caleb Shelfer, Daniel Miller, Kevin Shelfer and Lynn Shelfer, waiting for their turn at the Tater Hill Fun Shoot sponsored Saturday by the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce. From left: David Wack, Bill Bevis, Kay Wise, Ricky Mercer, Sheri Will Wise and John Geitner are shooting for Team Seacoast. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comThe 5th Annual DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce Fun Shoot took place Saturday. From left: Penny Kurtz, Kathy Browning, Bart Arrington, Heather Nedley, Debby Snyder, Ashley Coone, and Brittany and Brandon Jacobson kick o the morning of the Tater OTHER NOTICES3138 NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is given that the Districts Final Agency Action is approval of a Petition for Formal Determination of Wetlands and Other Surface Waters on 70 acres to serve Citrus Grove known as MCIVER II. The project is located in DeSoto County, Section(s) 7, Township 39 South, Range 24 East. The permit applicant is James D. Brewer, whose address is Post Office Box 400, Nocatee, FL 34268 The Petition No. is 20010664.003. The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida W ater Management District (District) Tampa Service Office, 7601 Hwy 301 North, Tampa, FL 33637. This Approval does not authorize any construction activities or give conceptual approval for any anticipated projects. Construction, alteration, operation, r emoval or abandonment of surface water management system r equires a permit from the District pursuant to Rule 40D-4.041, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), and Section 373.413, Florida Statutes (F.S.), unless found to be exempt by 40D4.051, F.A.C. or 373.406, F.S. NOTICE OF RIGHTS A ny person whose substantial interests are affected by the Districts action regarding this permit may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and chapter 28106, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the substantial interests of each person r equesting the hearing will be affected by the Districts action, or final action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person r equesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and r eceived by the Agency Clerk of the District at the Districts Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Fl. 346046899 within 21 days of publication of this notice (or within 14 days for an Environmental Resource Permit application with Proprietary Authorization for the use of Sovereign submerged Lands; Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to r equest a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Districts final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of final agency action. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the r equirements set forth above. Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.s. to settle an administrative dispute regarding the districts final action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a r equest for hearing. Published 4/17/14 116689 3028771 The School District of DeSoto County, in compliance with the A dministrative Procedures Act of the State of Florida, 1975, hereby issues this formal public notice of its intent to add the position of A ssistant Superintendent to its Senior Management Service Class for retirement purposes. By: Dr. Karyn Gary Superintendent of Schools Published 04/17/14 & 04/24/14 103762 3026807 NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT Notice is given that the Districts Final Agency Action is approval of a Petition for Formal Determination of Wetlands and Other Surface Waters on 108 acres to serve Citrus Grove known as W ood Road Blocks. The project is located in DeSoto County, Section(s) 28 & 33, Township 38 South, Range 24 East. The permit applicant is James D. Brewer, Robert C. and Lenora P. Brewer OTHER NOTICES3138 whose address is Post Office Box 400, Nocatee, FL 34268 The Petition No. is 20001370.005. The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) Tampa Service Office, 7601 Hwy 301 North, T ampa, FL 33637. This Approval does not authorize any construction activities or give conceptual approval for any anticipated projects. Construction, alteration, operation, removal or abandonment of surface water management system requires a permit from the District pursuant to Rule 40D-4.041, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), and Section 373.413, Florida Statutes (F.S.), unless found to be exempt by 40D-4.051, F.A.C. or 373.406, F.S. NOTICE OF RIGHTS Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the Districts action regarding this permit may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes (F.S.) and chapter 28106, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.) of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the substantial interests of each person r equesting the hearing will be affected by the Districts action, or final action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person r equesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply with Chapter 28-106, F.A.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and r eceived by the Agency Clerk of the District at the Districts Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Fl. 346046899 within 21 days of publication of this notice (or within 14 days for an Environmental Resource Permit application with Proprietary Authorization for the use of Sovereign submerged Lands; Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to r equest a hearing under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition means that the Districts final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice of final agency action. Persons whose substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District on the application have the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the r equirements set forth above. Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.s. to settle an administrative dispute regarding the districts final action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a r equest for hearing. Published 4/17/14 116689 3028766 ASKUS HOW you can place a PICTURE of your item for sale in your classified ad! ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 S aturday, April 19 th f rom 8am to 2pm only at 41 Glendora Ave, lots of stuff. AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 71I S-4low,r I y1 MR."Y e1o` c4a l604-f c+aE` l YRC1 o +El .46fY1,

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The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion An incident in the parking lot at Winn-Dixie prompts the following. I encountered two young men in their late teens or early 20s, both wearing pants with the upper part of their posteriors midway to the crack in their [______]. It isnt just here, but nationwide. I have been all over the country and this is not unusual, as well as close to naked young women tattooed from their ankles to their necks. An older couple in the parking lot also witnessed this and commented. They felt that this was just an example of poor parenting. A few years ago I might have agreed, but now its so widespread that it, along with many other examples of a deteriorating society, the future generations are becoming a living example of a human cesspool. What was once a culture of good societal examples with a few exceptions, has slowly become or is becoming giant landll of human trash. I never thought I would see the day when I would say Im going out of it and not coming into it, sad but true.George Pratt ArcadiaWater/sewer rates discourage conservationEditor: I can relate to the March 20 letter to the editor in reference to the cost of water/sewer. Under the current billing system, the more water you conserve, the more the cost per 1,000 gallons. From Aug. 2013 to Jan. 2014, I used 3,000 gallons of water. My bill for these ve billoing periods was $309.63 for water/sewer excluding trash. By conserving water, I paid $103.21 for each 1,000 gallons of water/sewer. My last billing period (Feb.-March), I had many people visiting and used 10,000 gallons of water. My cost was $135.66 for water/ sewer or $13.56 per 1,000 gallons. If the city can sell me 10,000 gallons of water at $13.56 per 1,000, why do I have to pay $103.21 per 1,000 gallons if I choose to conserve? Those of us on xed income, trying to save money and conserve water, seem to be paying for those who use the most. The city should set a rate per 1,000 gallons of water/sewer. A good starting point would be $13.56 per 1,000 gallons. Evidently, they are not losing money at this rate or they would have charged me more. They could raise the rate progressively on those who use the most instead of progressively on those who use the least.James L. Howk, ArcadiaCartoon was in poor tasteEditor: After viewing the recent cartoon depicting the plight of DeSoto Memorial Hospital, I feel compelled to express my distaste. As a longtime employee of DeSoto Memorial Hospital and a resident of DeSoto LETTERSFROM PAGE 4County, my concerns extend well past the livelihood of DeSoto Memorial Hospital employees to the welfare of our entire community. If a 45-minute trip to an alternate facility becomes necessary, the safety and perhaps the lives of DeSoto County residents will be in jeopardy. For these and many other reasons, I found the cartoon insensitive, unprofessional and offensive.Francine Farley ArcadiaWriter appreciates county leadersEditor: The DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners and Department Directors are to be complimented for holding their series of citizens feedback sessions. I was pleased to take part in the one held April 10 at Kingsway Country Club in Lake Suzy. It isnt often you have the opportunity to interact with so many county ofcials in one place to exchange ideas and viewpoints. It also was a great opportunity to hear from such a broad range of county citizens. The session was interesting and informative. Most importantly, it brought out many good ideas for addressing county needs. However, most impressive, for me, were the people. The county is blessed indeed with commissioners, managers and staff who are great people. I think they know what the word serve means in their role as public servants. Also, the citizens demonstrated a desire to do everything they can to help DeSoto government and the many private agencies in the county to do exemplary work. We may not be the home of the wealthy, but I think we have a lot going for us and that is a caring and involved DeSoto government and citizenry!George H. Wojtkiewicz President, Pembroke Property Owners Association, Inc. Lake Suzy 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. Brevard Ave., Arcadia 863-491-8500 WE OFFER 4-WHEEL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT AND WE WONT STEER YOU WRONG! Complete computer capabilities on all vehicles STORAGE COMMUNICATIONS PHILS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE Domestic/Foreign Tires Brakes A/C Repair Wheel Alignment Computer/Electrical Diagnostics Cooling Systems Steering & Suspensions 3193 NE Hwy 17 Arcadia 863-993-1141 #1 two years running! GLASS CLUTTER ClutterBustersLicensedandInsuredRunningoutofroom?Toomuchstuff? Wehavethesolution!Specializingindisposingofunwantedjunk. ResidentialCommercialShedsBarnsStorageUnits FREEconsultations,appraisals&estimatesCallLewisH.Parkerat(863)990-0273 COMPUTER SERVICES Arcadia, FL 34265 Ph: (863) 491-0497 www.pcsolutionsco.com mike@pcsolutionsco.com Computer Service & Repairs, Sales And Networking P.C. SOLUTIONS Mobile Business Service Microsoft Partner Dell Registered Partner 863-491-0497 50456830 APARTMENT Wood Park Pointe I & II NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Come enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful landscaping... 600 West Gibson St., Arcadia 863-494-3230 TDD 711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Residents must be 62+ years, handicapped or disabled. Income limits apply. Saturday, April 19 th at 11:00 a.m. Ages: Toddler 6 th Grade We"re at Your e r v iceC JM. IP81B181P>Pm-IBnaIlccttnlm1` 1 0F 1 0AUTHORIZED RETAILERrC i f 0 R71T M;7YlECTVDII,ECTVDESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC. Oak Hill Baptist Church135 N. Volusia Ave. / Arcadia, Florida 34266All Phases of Glass WorkCOMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAILMOBILE AUTO GLASSWe come to you!(863) 494-2683Ron & Lorrie Collins 24-Hour EmergencyCall for move in s cciah ERN Bounce House Face PaintingFlea Market Ever}' Saturday Bible Slory Food24 hour Access 5114 NW Oil IIDft Atu110,RSECURED Hi g317 17 North of Arcadia ON.2341Potldo..PUBLIC STORAGE 813-993-1355SUN NEwsesrExs

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 17, 2014 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. Antiques _____________________________ Appliance Store _________________________ Auto Dealership _________________________ Bookstore ____________________________ Boutique _____________________________ Bridal Boutique _________________________ Clothing Store (mens) _____________________ Clothing Store (womens) ___________________ Convenience Store _______________________ Electronics Store ________________________ Feed/Ranch Store _______________________ Furniture Store _________________________ Gift Shop _____________________________ Grocery Store __________________________ Hardware Store _________________________ Jewelry Store __________________________ Liquor Store ___________________________ Produce _____________________________ Shoes_______________________________ Sporting Goods _________________________ Storage Sheds __________________________ Thrift Store ____________________________ Artist _______________________________ Band (local) ___________________________ Golf Course ____________________________ Live Music Venue ________________________ Camping _____________________________ Canoeing _____________________________ Photography ___________________________ Assisted Living _________________________ Chiropractor ___________________________ Dietitian _____________________________ Dance Studio ___________________________ Dentist ______________________________ Doctor (family) _________________________ Doctor (pediatrician) ______________________ Doctor (specialty)________________________ Exercise/Gym __________________________ Hearing ______________________________ Home Health Care ________________________ Message Therapy________________________ Nursing ______________________________ Pharmacy ____________________________ Veterinarian ___________________________1. You must be at least 18 years or older to enter. 2. You may only submit one completed ballot, additional submissions will automatically disqualify you from voting in the contest. 3. The questionnaire must be 50% completed or it will be disquali ed. 4. All entries must be received in our o ce by April 30, 2014 at 5 p.m. 5. The winner will be chosen by random drawing. 6. The Readers Choice Winners will be determined by the highest number of votes from the entries.7. Contest results do not re ect the views of the Arcadian Your Name: _______________________ Address: _________________________ City:___________________________ State:________Zip:________________ E-mail:__________________________ Phone:__________________________108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266 863-494-7600Please mail completed questionnaire to:Bakery ______________________________ Bar ________________________________ Barbecue _____________________________ Breakfast _____________________________ Bu et _______________________________ Cheap Eats ____________________________ Chinese ______________________________ Co ee _______________________________ Deli ________________________________ Dinner ______________________________ Family-Friendly Eats ______________________ Fast Food _____________________________ Fried Chicken __________________________ Hamburger ____________________________ Ice Cream ____________________________ Italian _______________________________ Lunch _______________________________ Mexican_____________________________ Pickling Products ________________________ Seafood ______________________________ Steak_______________________________ Sweet Tea ____________________________ Accountant ____________________________ AC/Heating ____________________________ Auto Body Shop _________________________ Auto Repair ___________________________ Bank _______________________________ Barber Shop ___________________________ Carpet Cleaning _________________________ Caterer ______________________________ Cellular Service _________________________ Check Cashing __________________________ Child Care _____________________________ Computer Repair ________________________ Electrician ____________________________ Florist _______________________________ Hairstylist ____________________________ Hotel _______________________________ Insurance Agency ________________________ Law Firm _____________________________ Lawn Care ____________________________ Mail/Shipping __________________________ Nail Salon ____________________________ Pest Control ___________________________ Pet Grooming __________________________ Plumber _____________________________ Realtor ______________________________ School _______________________________ Signs/Banners__________________________ Tanning Salon __________________________ Tax Service ____________________________ Veterinarian ___________________________ Window Tinting _________________________ ff rn n___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ tf ff f ft 50456828 O0s! CHOtco I / IJ, ) .1 vP 91 r r ur iLX ADIANBest of DeSoto2014[j)Achl tflI!t? rS IiijjtSe n'in,y 1)eS'oto Counts' since 1887' R CADIA N'