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The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, April 24, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsSENIORS SAY GOODBYEDeSoto high school senior baseball teammates wrap up their season. PAGE 24 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........18 AMBULANCE CAPER: Officials say woman stole ambulance while firemen werent looking ................ 8 GUARDIAN AD LITEM: Program helps children in court battles ............................................ 11 COWBOYS AND COWGIRLS UP! Photos from Arcadia Youth Rodeo finals .................................... 12 INSIDE Like us on Facebook The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners learned Tuesday of nearly $2 million in additional funding made available through a previously restricted fund. Administrative Services Director Linda Nipper told the board the countys auditing rm alerted staff to the additional funding, saying $1.8 million that was being held in a restricted account by the state had been released in 2013 and was available for the county to use at its discretion. She recommended the board place $150,000 in the countys contingency reserve fund, and the remainder in its committed reserves. When asked why the staff didnt know until now the money was available, Nipper said they were under the impression the money could not be touched. We dont include that funding in the budget because its not available, and we only became aware of it when our auditing rm alerted us that they had discovered the fund had been cleared by the state, she said. Commissioner Bob Miller upset to learn staff was unaware the funds were available, and objected to any money being placed in contingency, saying the board could have avoided raising the millage rate and borrowing money to help fund the county at the end of the scal year. Think about how much money we cost the taxpayers and ourselves because we didnt know we had the money, he said. Im not pointing any ngers here, but how did this get missed? Commissioner Gabriel Quave said any blame for the confusion should be aimed at the state. If I see any blame in this, its with the person at the state level who has put these accounting restrictions in place, he said. Commissioner Jim Selph said the countys auditing rm should be held accountable for the mistake. We hire and pay money to an auditing rm (whose) job is to prevent things like this from happening, he said. The blame should go to them. Im not going to cast a stone either, but we hire professionals to do this and theyre not telling us critical things we need to know. Commissioner Buddy Manseld agreed, and said Quaves remark about problems at the state level was a key part of the problem. The accounting system they use is confusing and it lends itself to things like this happening, he said. But I will say Im very glad that the mistake was $1.8 million positive and not the other way around. Miller agreed the additional funds were welcome news, but he wondered County receives $1.8 million windfallBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORCOUNTY | 22 The bullrider in the photo on page 1 of the April 17, 2014 issue of The Arcadian was incorrecty identied. The rider was Travis Cornelius.CORRECTIONCommunity Easter party brings families together PHOTOS COURTESY OF JIMMY WALLSA lively Easter party, sponsored by Men of Character at Louis Anderson Park, had children hunting every likely corner for coveted Easter eggs. Games, food and music created an atmosphere of family fun. NIAX l )tA i N'' 8:,:.Kt .'L-r. ,. Iv I ..a `t^>`b 2Fr; \'/, I,Ylo`Ilk;d t'i7 @'05252"516216

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 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 Chamber celebrates opening of DeSoto Ag & Auto The DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of DeSoto Ag & Auto for its Network at Noon.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK DeSoto County High Schools A-Team (Academic Team) placed in the top three in a state academic competition held at Disney. Teacher Andrew Hagen told the School Board Tuesday the team competed April 10-12. Last year, DeSoto placed last. This year, the team practiced at school four times a week. They practiced at home and over spring break. They learned the names of all of the Presidents of the United States. When the mountain doesnt move, he said, they get a bigger bulldozer. As a result of all their hard work, Hagen said, they defeated nine counties, including Hardee. They tied Key West, from Monroe County, for second place. The team includes Sergio Villafuerte, senior and team captain, and juniors Mitchell Moore, Juan From last to top three: A-Team makes DeSoto proudBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR Members of this years A-Team, who brought DeSoto from last place to a tie for second in a state academic tournament, are, from left: Mitchell Moore, Sergio Villafuerte, Juan Perez and Blaine Wallace.Perez and Blaine Wallace. Assistant Superintendent Christina Britton announced the summer food program will be expanding this year, thanks to assistance from the All Faiths Food Bank. Breakfast and lunch will be served to students during the summer school program at Memorial Elementary and DeSoto Middle schools, from June 10-26. Backpacks of food that students can take home with them, to tide them over the weekend, will also be available on Thursdays at these schools. Additional locations will provide both daily lunches and a mobile pantry, or backpack program, from June 16 through August 8.These locations are open to any child in DeSoto County, not just students in summer school, Britton said. They will serve lunch every day, plus one day a week the Mobile Pantry will provide the children with food they can take home for the weekend. This is all because of the help of the All Faiths Food Bank. The locations will be the Arcadia Housing Authority on Booker T. Washington Road, Freedom Fellowship Ministries on N.E. Turner Road, Pine Level United Methodist Church and Nocatee Elementary School. Details will be available later in the year; watch The Arcadian for more information. On behalf of the Arcadia Rotary Club, Bebe Bradbury, Judy Neeley and Bill Stanko presented the school district with a check for more than $2,000, representing the funds raised during Rotarys April Fool 5K run. The donation is designated for the AVID program, which is aimed at helping students consider and prepare for college. Teacher Kristie Joens described a recent trip by 40 high school and 10 middle school students to the University of Florida, where they learned the importance of attending college, and were inspired to realize they, too, could do that, thanks to AVID.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN DeSoto Students of the Month The DeSoto School District middle school and high school Students of the Month were recently honored at a Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast. From left are Cassandra Morton, Macey Mullins, Sonia Cano, Savannah Christensen, Bonnie Evans and Courtney Hughes.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com Li\`S01J.ai. t f b iflfXt,f d_ G rA*MM*40kri rI

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The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian First State Bank of Arcadia announced the promotions of three very deserving employ ees: Michelle Potter, Melissa Black and Jaccarie Simons. Potter, a 24-year employee, was promoted to Vice President of Retail Operations. Potter has held many positions at FSB during her banking career including teller, customer service representative, head bookkeeper and an assistant VP prior to this new position. Michelle is married to Jim Potter. Black, a 17year employee, was promoted to Assistant Vice President of Retail Banking. Black excelled as customer service supervisor for nine years and had many responsibilities in the bookkeeping department before accepting her new title. She is married to Mike Black. Simons, a seven-year employee, was promoted to Assistant Vice President/ Head Teller. Simons was the teller in charge for the past four years before accepting his new title. All three of these long-term employees were raised in DeSoto County and are graduates of DeSoto County High School with a combined 48 years of banking experience.First State Bank announces three promotionsFIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA POTTER BLACK SIMONS The Vapor Train in downtown Arcadia recently celebrated its rst anniversary and the jubilant atmosphere between owner Wayne Onofri and his customers spoke for itself on the successful venture. From batteries to oils to tanks, any vaping needs can be covered without having to drive out-of-county. Former smokers, Onofri and his son Kevin, have provided a location for DeSoto County residents to participate in a worldwide trend that has been instrumental in assisting many cigarette smokers to transition into vaping, a safer alternative without the thousands of harmful chemicals found in tobacco products. I quit! Every customer was more than happy to vouch for the smoking cessation aide. Twenty to 30 percent of our customers have even successfully weaned down to the zero nicotine blend during this past year, Onofri said. Unlike E-Cigs, vaping is a healthier alternative comprised of vegetable oil, distilled water, avoring, with or without nicotine. Katie Futch was one of many victorious clients to stop in for her oil rell, saying, I could not quit smoking without vaping. I tried to smoke a cigarette recently but my lungs could not take it after vaping six months and it was disgusting! Another happy customer was Nicki Varner seven weeks without a smoke with a proud smile. After witnessing her husband walk away from a twoor three-pack-a-day habit and wanting to support his triumph over tobacco when he switched to vaping, Nicki is now another one of Onofris numerous success stories with up to six other family members to hop on the Vapor Train as well. Apple pie and mango avors were the two top sellers the day I was there, but I decided to add a sweet vanilla cappuccino blend to my collection during this visit to see how far Waynes dream of a smoke-free DeSoto County ventured during their rst year of operation. The glowing reports of the health benets his clientele are reaping now ensures there will be many future years ahead for the non-stop appreciation bestowed upon Onofri from all that enter his door. The Vapor Train is located in the old Train Depot in downtown Arcadia, 4 West Oak Street, Suite C, and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for all of your vaping accessories. The phone number is 863-494-0203.Vapor Train celebrates first year helping smokers quitBy HAYLEY MERCERARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT ARCADIAN PHOTO BY HAYLEY MERCERKeven Onofri, owner of The Vapor Train in the Train Depot in Arcadia. The April 2014 meeting of the L & E Club was held on April 1 at the home of Sue Overcash. Hostesses of the day were Jane Adams, Margaret Hays and Sue Overcash. The guests were treated to a delicious strawberry pie and coffee or tea. April is the month for the annual business meeting and the meeting was very brief. The treasures report was read and approved. The 2014-15 slate of ofcers was approved and consists of: President, Adie Daly; Vice-President, Sheila Knoche; Secretary, Sue Ellen Smith; Treasurer, Marlou Zolkos; and Historian, Margaret Hays. Program and Yearbook committee include Susan Head, Linda Hollingsworth and Sheila Knoche. Card and Memorial Committee are Nancy Ambler and Edith Wildt. Following the business meeting, Ann Ryals discussed with the group a truly interesting program on a mystery book series and their origin and development. The series is called The Secrets of Marys Bookshop and is published by Guideposts. There have been 18 books written since the conception of the series and one of the interesting facts is that this series has many authors. In fact, eight writers have contributed to this series. Many of these books are now available as e-books and can be found at www.guideposts.org. At the conclusion of the meeting, books were distributed to the members to be read and shared among the group.L & E Club reviews Guidepost book seriesBy MARTHA JO MARKEYL & E CLUB PHOTOS PROVIDEDAnn Ryals and Jane Adams exhibit various points of interest on the mystery book series, Secrets of Marys Bookshop. Shirley Cullom and Betty Brown enjoy refresh ments and conversations at the annual L & E Club meeting in April. DeSoto county residents had a chance to provide their input Tuesday night on the countys rst draft of proposed land development regulation changes. County Attorney Donald Conn said he and his staff drafted the proposed revisions based on suggestions from county commissioners, staff and residents. He stressed the draft was only a guideline, and that it would be changed based on public and commissioner recommendations. These are not nal by any means, but we needed to have language placed on the paper to even begin discussions, he said. The draft, which is available to view online on the countys website, includes 33 revisions covering 34 pages. Issues of particular interest to many included the allowance of recreational, non-commercial vehicles to be parked on ten or more acres zoned for agriculture use; Public speaks on LDR revisionsBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORREVISIONS | 8 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 24, 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 | SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS | GRITS & PIECES Drone use will heighten privacy issuesIts simple to explain Googles and Facebooks sudden, intense interest in drone technology: An estimated 65 percent of the worlds population today lacks Internet access, and ying robots probably can connect those 4.5 billion potential users to the rest of us. Talk about expanding markets. Even the Silicon Valley mind boggles. Engineers think they can mount lightweight broadband equipment on drones and keep them aloft for days, weeks or months to make connections from the remotest and least advanced regions of the world. Its exciting. Its also another reminder that privacy concerns are reaching new highs, and drones can only drive them higher. The valley already is struggling with worldwide consumer condence. The National Security Agency is hacking into systems willy-nilly, while tech companies themselves resist telling consumers how their personal information is being used. And now come drones. Silicon Valleys future hinges largely on whether it can rebuild the trust that smartphone, laptop and tablet users have in the privacy of tech products. If it cant, then the potential of the Internet will be limited. Drones just up the ante. People wont want them buzzing their once-private backyards, cameras rolling, or tracking their movements based on smartphone signals. The U.S. governments use of drones to spy on and kill military targets doesnt make the job any easier. The sinister element goes beyond privacy concerns to physical safety and setting limits will be difcult. Google elevated snooping concerns in 2013 when it admitted intercepting data transmitted over household Wi-Fi networks while its car-mounted cameras were snapping street-view photos. If Googles cars were acquiring hundreds of gigabytes of information from users, imagine what drones equipped with transmission gear can do, ying 50,000 feet above cities around the clock. Google needs to abandon its assertion that data transmitted over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks is fair game. Instead it should be leading the charge to make emails, photos and data more secure as the age of drones approaches. Back in 2012, Obama set a 2015 deadline for the Federal Aviation Administration to come up with regulations for domestic use of drones. It will be none too soon; drones are expected to emerge as a $6 billion market in the next 10 years. But the FAAs purview is safety. It is not likely to deal with privacy. So were back to our recurring theme: To protect its own industry, Silicon Valley needs to formulate privacy principles that reassure a legitimately worried public and keep the focus on the positive aspects of technology, including the latest drone advancements. If it doesnt, consumers around the world may begin bailing on digital connec tions and commerce, trading convenience and connectivity to regain their privacy. San Jose Mercury News | LETTER TO THE EDITORWhat if Mosaic came to your house?Editor: What if Mosaic came to your house, to spend some time with you? If they came unexpected, I wonder what youd do. Would you be glad to have them stay forever on and on? Or would you sigh with great relief when at last they were gone? I can picture them knocking on my door, and saying Hi, were from Mosaic and were here to help. What if they explained they only wanted to remove all of my plumbing? And then they told me that they have permits from the Florida DEP and permits from the local authorities, and what they will be doing will be completely legal. I would be escorted out to the street where they would explain to me that this is only going to be a temporary use of my home maybe a few years, or maybe 10 years, or maybe more. Theyd tell me that I could go and wait for them to be done wher ever I wanted, or better yet, Mosaic would help me relocate to a residen tial community (maybe a few miles away, or maybe a few hundred miles away). I shouldnt think of it as an internment camp or a reservation but it would be. And nally, before I left, Mosaic would tell me dont worry, well put everything back together just like it was before we came we call it reclamation. As soon as I left, all of my belongings, every single item from food to clothing, dishes, glasses, pictures, books, furniture, cabinets, wallboard, doors, rugs everything would be piled up and mixed together into a huge mound in the middle of my front yard. While this was being done, my entire yard would be stripped of every tree, bush, plants, and blade of grass, all of which would then be Be part of our communitys conversionIt is said that it takes a village to raise a child. Thats true enough, considering we should all do our part as denizens of that village, so the child will grow up with a well-rounded amount of education, experiences and social skills. That being said, when we do our best, we all benefit. Who doesnt like good neighbors, whether they live next door, or your closest one is half a mile away? One factor in having them is being one. Be the good neighbor youd like living near you, whom you can trust and count on for neighborly things if needed. Too often these days we dont even know the names of our neighbors. In my day, you not only knew every neighbor, but the names of their dogs, cats, horses and even wild critters they raised as pets. Earlier this month, our county commissioners conducted a series of town hall meetings known as community conversations, wherein locals could ask questions of them, and the turnout was decent. I applaud this, and would love to see it be an annual event, and that our city council and school board would follow suit. In the past couple of years, we seem to have declined to the point that were one of the poorest counties in the state, with lowest ratings in various areas. How did that happen? Did all the smart, decent people suddenly leave town and did the rest of us just give up and give in? I think its more the latter than the former. This community still has good folks in it, many who are the descendants of the pioneers who cut a way of life out of the palmettos and pines over 150 years ago. Many good folks from elsewhere have moved here since then as well, and while were not overrun with industry, jobs, culture and entertainment, this is still a pretty good place to make your Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com.LETTER | 16 GRITS & PIECES | 5 NEW5 ITEM:DGSoTosr'i gj TS FACE fINPRRouiD W lTH TF rzDRHDP F c cr..TAM A 1. 550n1,KIps<. tr PRPER.5T I Y SEf4RETE r GtJMach MORE 4APPiFR04TATEK`) ti

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The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian lifes stand. Jobs are needed, of course. We need an industry or two to come in and provide employment and benefits for those who are willing to work. I wouldnt care if it was just a yo-yo factory that employed a couple hundred people, as long as it was good for the environment. For certain there is enough property to do anything imaginable, so theres no limits as far as available space. We need new roads and new water and wastewater systems under those roads. We know which has to be fixed first and that well have to dodge potholes until then. We dont want new taxes to get all this done, but are hopeful that the money will come from somewhere. We have various community activities and functions, so there are some things to do around here, but we need more family and youth-oriented facilities and businesses. Everybody cites that we need a movie theater, a bowling alley and other attractions. Everybody knows we used to have such things here over the years, and everybody helped contributed to the disappearance of them by burning up the road between here and Port Charlotte to dine and be entertained there. That means we can use our collective powers for good or use them for the good of things elsewhere. We have local businesses that need our support. The big box stores provide employment, which is a good thing, and need to be supported as well. But its the small-town business that is often bypassed. One example is the restaurant industry here. Think of the waitresses who make only a few dollars per hour and live and die by the tips theyre given from patrons. They have mortgages and leases to meet, mouths to feed and vehicles to keep roadworthy, and we make that happen for them. True, we cant go out and eat all the time, but when we do, spread it around from one place to the other when you can. No one person can fix it all, but each one of us can fix what we can immediately around us. Imagine if that caught on and we became a strong, thriving community once again. Theres not many more things that are as exciting and inspiring as genuine community pride. Let us be good neighbors and considerate local consumers. May we be a part of local fundraisers and activities. May we participate in local government meetings. And may we offer encouragement and respect to all. The cavalry isnt coming to our rescue, so its us who will have to pull our county up by its bootstraps, dust ourselves off, and do what we can to ensure that our children and grandchildren will not be ashamed to live here, and will consider remaining here after they graduate. After all, its our watch during which this is occurring; our turn to make the right things happen. If the community had a suggestion box, it would over ow with all sorts of notes from ramblings to rants. Now, imagine if you had a personal suggestion box, wherein people could leave notes anonymously about you and the changes theyd like to see in you. If we dont like what we see when we realize that the community is a personal reection on each of us, lets at least get our part presentable and respect able. And then we will be on the road to a better tomorrow for DeSoto County.GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 James Joseph Richardson, who spent more than 20 years in a state prison before being freed in 1979, is closer to being compensated for his prison time. A Florida Senate bill drafted to compensate individuals who were convicted and sentenced to a prison term, and later exonerated, was unanimously approved by the Senate Rules Committee on Monday. Richardson could receive up to $50,000 for each year he was wrongly imprisoned. The bill, SB-326, originally introduced by Sen. Geraldine Thompson of Orange County, was drafted with Richardson in mind. Richardson, a poor, black eldhand, was arrested in 1967 for the death of seven of his children, ages two through eight. The children were determined to have died from eating parathion, a potent pesticide. Richardson was convicted in 1968 of murdering one of the children and given a death sentence, which was commuted to a life term after the death penalty was declared unconstitutional. Richardson spent more than 20 years in the Florida correctional sys tem, until former Gov. Bob Martinez directed then-State Attorney Janet Reno to investigate the circumstances. In her report, Reno concluded Richardson had been wrongfully convicted, based on several irregular ities about his hasty trial, including evidence that was withheld from him and questionable testimony. His conviction was nolle prossed, from the Latin, nolle prosequi, meaning that the state declined to pursue charges. After being released from prison, Richardson eventually moved to Kansas. A few years ago, Richardson had applied for compensation under an earlier Florida law designed to repay wrongfully imprisoned individuals, but his claim was rejected because of particular wording in the statute. The law required the victim to prove himself innocent. An administrative law judge determined on appeal that having his case nolle prossed was not the same as proving himself innocent, so payment was denied. Someone who had been wrongfully convicted and who could now prove he was not the culprit, for instance, based on new DNA evidence, could show he was innocent. But DNA evidence was not available for Richardson, and many witnesses who had testied earlier were no longer available including a former neighbor, Bessie Reese, who on her deathbed reportedly confessed to causing the deaths of the children. The bill by Thompson, and a companion House Bill, HB-227, sponsored by Rep. Dave Kerner of Lake Worth,were drafted specically to address the nolle prosse issue for Richardson. The House version was unanimously approved April 8 by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee, and by the Appropriations Committee on Monday with only one dissenting vote. Both bills could be on the oor of their respective houses within a week or so. Richardson returned to Arcadia last October after many years absence, 46 years after the death of his children. Dr. Sharon Goodman organized a community reconciliation service, held at the Mount Zion AME church on Oct. 27. Both Thompson and Kerner came to Arcadia to meet him in person. During the service, Richardson himself rose to the altar to speak in a strong, confident voice. Ive been condemned by my fellow man; I was on death row. I heard the judge and jury say guilty of first degree murder. But I talked to the Lord. He kept me alive and gave me the opportunity to speak here today, Richardson said. My seven little children are dead, for no reason. My heart aches, not only for them but for you all. 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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY The Cattlemens Spring Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall. Members will discuss current market trends and hear an update on Animal ID. 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 informa tion, call DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at 494-8432 or Hospice of Southwest Florida at 993-0662. The Family Safety Alliance meeting for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties is held the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at the McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call 941-316-6009. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Potluck/barbecue before the meeting. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Open speaker. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/ class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. For information, call Curtis Clark at 244-2884 or Sandra Elmore at 352-476-8520. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. ACCESS office is open from 1-4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. FRIDAY Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 14 S. Alabama St., will celebrate its 81st anniversary this month. Services will include 7 p.m. Thursday with Pastor Robert H. Harrison. On Friday, they meet at Hill at 7 p.m. with Pastor Gregory K. Davis; and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Limestone with Pastor Howard E. Clark. 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. The AA G.I.R.L.S. Anniversary Night is at 6 p.m. on the fourth Friday of the month at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Oak St. City Takers for Christ will be giving away free meals on the last Friday of every month, starting at 12:30 p.m. until everything has been distributed, at 607 S. Orange Ave. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents Friday Night Live with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrust drive-through). For information call 244-4341. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY Dairy Goat Youth Showmanship begins at 9 a.m. at the Turner Center, followed by an American Dairy Goat Assoc.-sanctioned Open Show. Vendors will have goat milk fudge, goat milk cheese, cheesecake made with goat milk, fresh homemade goat milk butter pecan ice cream, plus feed bags, designer bags, and Chaffhaye for sale. Proceeds will go to the 4-H Goat Club. A car wash will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bank of America parking lot to benefit Jackie Angelico, who needs a double young transplant. A $5 donation is suggested. There will also be a lemonade stand and Jackie will be selling bracelets. DeSoto County High School Prom is April 26 at 6 p.m. At the Turner Center. Big Dog Golf Tournament is Saturday, April 26. Greater Mt. Zion AME Church will hold Outreach from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the church, 256 S. Orange Ave. Free hot dogs. The Bread of Life Mission and My Fathers Table will be in Arcadia at 10 a.m. at the Arcadia Plaza with free clothing and furniture for anyone in need. The Antique Fair takes place in downtown Arcadia on the fourth Saturday of every month starting at 8 a.m. Dozens of dealers line the sidewalks on and around West Oak St. For information, visit www.ArcadiaFLantiques.com; to inquire about booth space, call 993-5105. The NAACP meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday of the month at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave. Fit DeSoto meets the fourth Saturday of the month for a free exercise class and run/walk at Morgan Park. High energy and fun! Arrive by 10 a.m. in workout clothes, running shoes with a towel and water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at 863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services, staffed by trained volunteers who have had background screenings. Phone also if interested in becoming a volunteer for either program. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday MONDAY Alzheimers Support Group every 2nd Sat. & 4th Mon. at Arcadia Oaks ALF. 11 am, complimentary lunch. DeSoto County Historical Society board meets at 5:30 p.m. fourth Mondays monthly at the Ingraham Seed House on W. Gibson St., Arcadia. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every fourth Monday at 5 p.m. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. All are welcome. A women-only G.I.R.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-426-7655 or visit www.district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. TUESDAY 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. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www.weight watchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St. 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. ACCESS office is open from 9 a.m. to noon today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. Suncoast Community Blood Bank is open from noon to 6 p.m. today at 710 N. Brevard Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Arcadia. For more information, call 993-9366. WEDNESDAY The AA Serenity Group Anniversary Night is held at 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Eagles, 150 S. Polk Ave., now offers Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. THURSDAY 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. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Board of directors meets on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., at The Arcadian, 108 S. Polk. Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast is at 8 a.m. the first Thursday monthly. Each months location will be announced. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every first Thursday at 5 p.m. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/ class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. For information, call Curtis Clark at 244-2884 or Sandra Elmore at 352-476-8520. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. 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. rfnrftrb rrfbf frnf rfrfr ffrfnr bnfffrr nfrfff rfffntb rfntbf rrtbttbt rtt tt r rf 3029054 .. ...........................................yy,Costreamsong'

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The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian Family Album Album Family FAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to Arcadian.editor@gmail.comThe Project Graduation Committee announces the 7th annual Project Graduation Celebration following the graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 6. Project Graduation is a celebration that focuses on the safety of the graduates on one of the evenings with the highest statistics for teenage alcoholand drug-inuenced accidents and fatalities. The celebration will take place from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. at the DeSoto County High School gym. The evening will be lled with entertainment, games, food and prizes for the 2014 graduates and their guests. The committee, composed of parents, community members and the committees sponsor, the DeSoto County Education Foundation, has been busy all year planning and fundraising for this event. The time has come to recruit volunteers for this special night. There will be a mandatory volunteer meeting at 6:30 p.m. on May 8 at the DeSoto County Extension Ofce, 2150 N.E. Roan Street, Arcadia, across the street from DeSoto County High School, in front of the Turner Center. Volunteers will be required to bring their drivers licenses so a background check can be performed. A background check from another facility, parent of a student or a school badge will not grant your entrance into the Project Graduation party. Arrangements must be made through the Volunteer DeSoto Project Graduation volunteers to meetBy ELBA LIPESPECIAL TO THE ARCADIANCoordinator to obtain entrance to the event. For more information about volunteering, call Elba Lipe at 863-990-0213 or 863-993-9770. If you would like to help out for an evening of fun, food, entertainment and most of all helping to keep teenagers safe, join the Project Graduation Team. PHOTO PROVIDED BY JANE POWERSHospital auxiliary honors volunteersDeSoto Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members received their awards for March at the April General Luncheon Meeting. From left: Barbara Wilson, 2,500 hours; Nelda Hill, 4,000 hours (for a total of more than 32,500 hours; and Kathy Dixon, 5,000 hours. PHOTO PROVIDEDWedding bellsThe hunt is over! Mary Josephine Bruce of Big Pine Key, Fla. and Cody Lee Moeller, formerly of Arcadia, were married on St. Patricks Day 2014 at the Oldest House in Key West. The wedding was hosted by the brides parents, James and Sarah Bruce of Big Pine Key. The maid of honor was the brides cousin Rachel Roberts from Utah and the best man was the grooms cousin John Davis from Arcadia. The ower girl and ring bearer were Lilly and Lincoln Roberts. The grooms mother, Charlene Moeller, from Arcadia and maternal grandparents, Charles and Ann Davis from Alabama, were in attendance. Also in attendance were the brides maternal grandparents, Cdr. and Mrs. L.J. Jackson of Key West, aunts and uncles Gene and Barbara Bruce of Kent, Washington, Les and Mary Jackson, Mark and Mary Jo Sellers of Key West, and Susie Fairchild of Jupiter. The grooms aunts, Beate Hughley and Anita Robinson from Alabama, also attended. The bride is employed by Monroe County and the groom by the Florida Department of Corrections. They plan to make their home in Big Pine Key. A special thank you to Lenore Baker for all her help. 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 .J OOle:r OleooeiiOleIle

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 A Cape Coral woman stole a DeSoto County ambulance on Monday, drove it into Craig Wards driveway, sat down on his front porch and asked for a cigarette and a beer, according to an arrest report. The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce said that Angela Carole Thresher, 41, of Cape Coral, walked into Fire Station 3 in downtown Arcadia around 2 p.m. Monday and, nding no one there, took a re jacket, air mask and medical radio, and then got into an ambulance. She drove it west on State Road 70, then turned into a driveway just past Second Bunker Avenue. She got out of the vehicle, still wearing the re jacket, and sat on the porch, asking for a cigarette and a beer. Kyle Ward and a friend, who were sitting on the porch, both told DCSO that Thresher said her car was on re and she needed to get out of Dodge. She reportedly told them she had been in training as a paramedic forever. Craig Ward then went into the house to call 911, as well as Cpt. Walker in the Public Safety Department to report the ambulance in his drive. Two on-duty reghters were upstairs at Station 3 on Monday afternoon when Thresher is alleged to have taken the ambulance. According to Fire Chief Larry Taylor, the two had just returned from a run and had gone upstairs where the only restroom was located. While upstairs, they received a call from Walker telling them to check on the ambulance. When they went downstairs, they saw the ambulance bay was empty, and some equipment was missing. Everything that had been Woman charged with stealing DeSoto ambulance THRESHERThe DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Andrew Charles Boddy, 24, North Carolina. Charge: lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim age 12-16. Bond: $10,000. April Dawn Knipple, 33, 1200 block of S.E. Granada Drive, Arcadia. Charges: battery and violation of probation. Bond: none. Martin Escumilla Mandijuano, 71, 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Kevin Michael McDonald, 33, Jacksonville, Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $1,500. Jill Marie Nair, 54, 6100 block of S.W. Sable Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, producing methamphetamine and battery. Bond: $6,750. Clayton Ray Wooten, 22, 3500 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Lori Beth Anderson, 33, 11900 block of S.W. Loop Terrace, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. LaSaundra Susette Bass, 34, 6800 block of S.W. Miami Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Released on recognizance. Abimel Aparicio Garcia, 28, 2100 block of S.W. Charlotte Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. German Lopez Garcia, 41, 100 block of Nelson St., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Andrew Peter Giustina, 27, 600 block of E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: assault with intent to commit a felony. Bond: $5,000. Amy William Henry, 39, 6100 block of S.W. Sable Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $250. Eugene James Hoffer III, 29, 1900 block of S.E. Tangelo Drive, Arcadia. Charges: aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, and felony battery. Bond: $3.500. Feliz Lara, 41, 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charges: battery and out-of-county warrant. Bond: $3,363. Robert Willard Monfort, 80, 1000 block of N.W. Girl Scout Road, Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and producing marijuana. Bond: $6,000. Robert Alan Ransom, 23, 1000 block of S.E. 8th Ave., Arcadia. Charges: petty theft between $100-$300 and dealing in stolen property. Bond: $1,500. Rosalio Salvador-Sanchez, 38, rst block of S. 10th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Michael Lee Burnsed, 27, 2600 block of S.W. Lois Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or manufacture and failure to support spouse or child. Bond: $4,300. Zachary Charles Vest, 38, 1300 block of N.E. River Mill Drive, Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $200. Ruben Rendon Morales, 30, 1600 block of Ora Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Jackie Steve Palon, 49, 11200 block of S.W. Crenshaw St., Arcadia. Charges: battery, petty theft and resisting ofcer or merchant in retail theft. Bond: none. Kenny Eugene Chambers, 32, 1400 block of S.W. Martin Luther King St., Arcadia. Charges: possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $7,500. Tameka Roshawn Underwood, 26, 1200 block of S.W. Melody Drive, Arcadia. Charge: knowingly driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond: $500. Hossain Joshua Nga, 35, 10000 block of S.W. Madison Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. Susannah Starnes Harrison, 50, 1500 block of S.W. Reynolds St., Arcadia. Charge: DUI with alcohol or drugs. Bond: none. Compiled by Susan E. Homantaken was later found in the ambulance, along with a camouage bag with some of Threshers possessions. Taylor said it is standard to leave the keys in an ambulance so they are ready to leave at a moments notice without having to hunt for a key. Measures have now been taken, Taylor said, to assure this will not happen again. According to the arrest report, when DCSO arrived, the woman repeated that her car had been on re, adding that someone was trying to kill her and when [she found] no one was there [in the re station], she decided to take the ambulance. The ambulance is valued at $145,000, with more than $100,000 worth of additional equipment and supplies inside. There was no damage reported |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. 1979: Claude C. Jones Jr., owner of DeSoto Abstract Company, DeSoto Countys oldest business, is celebrating his rms 90th year of continuance existence. Jones is in the hospital this week recovering from surgery but that doesnt reduce his fervor for the historical aspect of his business. Jones grandfather, John L. Jones, founded the business on April 18, 1889 and was followed in ownership by his son, Claude C. Jones Sr., in 1934. Claude C. Jones Jr. became company president in 1958 following his fathers death. We are one of the oldest businesses in the state with continuous family ownership for this length of time, Jones said. The Bulldogs Bark, DeSoto High Schools student newspaper, has been named a Medalist newspaper by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association in New York. The Medalist designation is reserved for newspapers that nish in the rst place division that stand out from oth er rst place nishers. The Bark was one of two Florida high school publications that were designated Medalist. Im thrilled and excited for the kids, said Bark Adviser Jill Maassen. They worked hard for it. It was a staff accomplishment. Members of the 1978-79 staff are: Mike Neal, news editor; Revae Manseld, editor; Joe Blackburn, sports editor; Cathy Hurt, Linda Lipe, Susan Cavas, Lillie Tew, Jamie Perdue, Gina Williamson, Christina Collins, Suzie Blackburn, Arturo Cabrera, Twila Backus and Debbie Owens. DeSoto County has the reputation of producing second and third generations of cowboys who can handle a horse, throw a rope and grow up to take over the responsibilities of the local horse farms and ranches. Typical of these edgling cowboys is Bucky Joe Smith, who proved his ability in the saddle last year by winning three of the high point trophies by the All Florida Saddle Club. Bucky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Runt Smith of Nocatee, is eight years old and in the second grade at Nocatee Elementary. His father won the All-Around Champion Cowboy title here in Arcadia three times and his mother is a riding enthusiast and still an active competitor in the barrel racing event. Buckys sister Kerry Scooter Smith, 13, also shares the family activities in the arena. She owns her own horse and is an outstanding barrel runner. 1984: Melanie Boggess, 21-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Boggess of Arcadia, has been crowned Florida Watermelon Queen. Miss Boggess was crowned by her sponsor, Bill Peacock of P&K Produce and on June 16th will compete for the title of National Watermelon Queen in 1985. The traditions and crafts of the creative artisan are not dead yet, at least not in Fort Ogden. There, at an old converted railroad depot, Chris and Delores Williams sell wooden toys, boxes, initials, names, and clocks, all handcrafted. Many of the childrens toys appear to be similar to those advertising in the toy catalog Creative Playthings, but the prices are far lower. The worst thing, said Delores, is not being able to go fast enough. People want this and that and they want it now. Enlisting in the United States Marine Corps is Steven Rinaldi. Private Rinaldi entered the Marine Corps Delayed Enlistment Program (DEP) which permitted him to depart on a selected date within the next two months. He has selected August 6, 1984 as his entry date for active duty, although he is accruing time in service for pay purposes as a member of the DEP.This Week in DeSoto County Hayley Mercer hayleymariemercer@gmail.comCompiled from back issues of The Arcadian the parking and storage of commercial vehicles in residential districts; parking and storage of vehicles on vacant property; nonconforming structures and uses; and fences and buffers. Several residents objected to an LDR change that would allow RVs to be parked on A-10 land, expressing concern that an individual with large tracts of land could develop an RV resort without having to adhere to commer cial codes. Others were confused about why the revision didnt have a time limit for keeping the vehicle on the property. Why is there no protection for homeowners regarding RVs? asked resident Clark Doan. You need to spell out the length that someone can park an RV, and there needs to be protection from someone with a 500-acre lot coming in and having 50 RVs set up there. After public comment, several commissioners noted specic problems they had with the revisions, but agreed they needed time to review the minutes from the meeting and then come back in a workshop to address each revision in the document. Tonight has been really good, and as I said before the LDRs are one area I wish I would have had more training on when I became a commissioner, Bob Miller said. The ve guys on this board need to huddle up and go through these items one-by-one in a workshop setting so we can properly discuss and debate what should be changed, he said. We wont rush through this process, and having a workshop is going to be key to making sure we doing the right things here. Commissioner Jim Selph agreed, saying, This is not something to rush, and I want to take time to digest this, and we have so much ground to cover before we bring this back for another public hearing. Conn then suggested the board change the scheduled second hearing on May 27 into a workshop instead, and the board would then have a second public hearing at the end of June. The public is encouraged to contact county staff and commissioners if they have any suggestions on LDR revisions.REVISIONSFROM PAGE 3 50456797 1 1 IAndrea Bohannank 1m6 # A-,-, 0-i-863.494.2245We 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 24, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESSamuel C. LagaloSamuel C. Lagalo, 91, of Lake Suzy, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte, Fla. He was born May 28, 1922, in Saginaw, Mich., and moved to Florida in 1993 from Oscoda, Mich. Samuel was a World War II veteran, and served six months in the Pacic, serving proudly in the U.S. Navy. He was a retired conductor of the C&O Railroad, and a motel owner in Oscoda. He was a life member of the VFW, the American Legion, the Moose Lodge and of Punta Gorda Church of the Nazarene. Samuel was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who loved and knew him. He is survived by his son, Samuel C. (Catherine) Lagalo II of Merrillville, Ind.; his daughter, Nancy (Juan) Lagalo-Gutierrez of Houston, Texas; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Betty Gowan of Harbour Heights, Fla. Samuel was preceded in death by his loving wife, Frances; ve brothers; and three sisters. Visitation and the funeral service were held Monday, April 21, 2014, at Punta Gorda Church of the Nazarene, Punta Gorda, Fla. Pastors Jason Hawk and John Denby ofciated. Inurnment will be held at a later date by the family in Milford, Mich. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made in Samuels name to Punta Gorda Church of the Nazarene, 512 Allen St., Punta Gorda, FL 33950. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.Douglas Carl ParrellaDouglas Carl Parrella, 77, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Arcadia, Fla. He was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Rumford, Maine. Douglas was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was employed by the CIA until his retirement in 1986. He and his wife, Catherine Bowman Parrella, resided in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.; and Tavernier, Fla., in the Florida Keys, prior to moving to Arcadia in 2002. He is survived by his loving wife, Catherine B. Parrella of Arcadia; sister, Linda Parrella (Stanley) Mozden of Saco, Maine; nephew, Michael J. (Carolyn) Mozden of Silver Springs, Md.; nieces, Kim M. (Todd) Chewning of Lebanon, N.H., and Nichole M. (Warren) Dungee of Baltimore; six great-nieces and great-nephews, James, Patrick, Jun, Lena, Jackson and Gabriel; and aunt, Gloria P. (Tom) Huber of Hawaii. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lena Sassi Parrella and Nicholas C. Parrella. In lieu of owers, donations can be made in his name to Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 919 N. Arcadia Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266. Online condolences can be made at www. pongerkays grady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Homes.JoAnn Margaret KeeneJoAnn Margaret Keene, 81, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Sebring, Fla. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes, Arcadia, Fla.Thamas WorleyThamas Joe Worley, 74, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014. Arrangements are by ICS Cremation and Funerals Inc., Harbour Heights, Fla.Ernol Bud KnappWith Geraldine, his wife of 65 years, and sons Steve, Jerry, daughter Maggie Uthoff and granddaughter Becky Morgan holding him, Ernol (Bud) Knapp died peacefully on Tuesday, April 15 at 10:20 p.m. He was 10 days short of his 89th birthday. With a fresh ground cover of snow, the rst Michigan resident ever induct ed into the International Snowmobile Hall of Fame red up his snowmobile and broke a new trail to Heaven. There he met up with his dogs Bullitt and Stripe and together they blazed a trail for others to follow. Bud was the kind of person to whom others would gravitate to hear his many stories and jokes. The nurses and aides at Pilgrim Manor, where he spent his nal three years, told the family of the many Bud stories and how he had made their work day more pleasant. He gave them nicknames such as Kid and Hey you and No name. They shed tears as they said their nal good byes to Bud whom they adopted as their own family member. Born on April 25, 1925 he was a member of the Greatest Generation. During the Depression he picked corn for a nickel a bushel and shoveled coal for the greenhouse furnaces. He was driving a truck at age 14. He held down many jobs to help support his family. His work ethic followed him into his adult life as he rose to the ranks of general supervisor at General Motors. He worked part-time xing cars and picking apples in the fall as he instilled core values of responsibility into his family. He balanced his work life perfectly with his personal and family life. He would attend his boys sporting events and then go back to the plant and stay overtime to make up for the time he missed. He was very proud of his family and extended family. For over 60 years his home was open to friends and family members who needed a place to stay. From relatives to college students to exchange students from Germany and friends from Sweden and Austria to people who just needed a place to stay while they got their lives together, he never turned them down. There was always room at the Knapp dinner table for another person. Over his lifetime, he gave away a couple of cars and thousands of dollars to help others. He didnt let the lack of a formal education stop him from becoming a writer for ve snowmobile magazines. He had the worlds largest library on snowmobiles including manuals. He owned more than 200 machines at one time and was world renowned for his knowledge. One of his proudest moments was his election into the 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. DEATHS | 22 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. 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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 A..F04-7600$7.50494 76

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 The letter I received from a man in Southwest Africa brightened my day. In spite of the violence in his homeland and serious nancial problems, hes learned the value of starting each day thankful to be alive, choosing to enjoy the beauty of the morning rather than focus on fears about what may come his way before nightfall. In doing so, hes following the advice of Jesus who said were to live one day at a time (Matthew 6:34). Millions will spoil today fretting over tomorrow, even though most of their expected tragedies will never arrive. No one has information enough about the future to worry intelligently and encouraging encounters with positive people often appear in time to turn our minds from fear to faith. We stood looking out a lobby window into the work area of a tire store; he was a junior in high school and I an untold number of years his senior. He was watching workmen install new tires on his shiny red S-10 pickup while I waited for them to mount new ones on my old black Sable. Seizing the opportunity to share something life changing with him, I simply said: Start every day thankful. I have no way of knowing what trials my S-10 acquaintance will face in the years ahead but when difcult days arrive, I hope hell remember our encounter of encouragement when I recommended faith for the day instead of fears of tomorrow. Moving from the window on tire trivia to a glass door showcasing a sunny day, I found myself standing beside a 30-something man wearing a frown. Great day! I exclaimed, trying to brighten his mood. About time! he growled. Im the author of a book in which I open one of the chapters saying if you can rise each morning not being down about money or the weather youre on your way to a good day, I told him. Im down about both, he replied. Give me your address and Ill send you the book, I offered. Scribbling his address on a sheet from a small notepad and handing it to me may have been one of the most important acts of his life. After leaving the tire store, I stopped for gas and a newspaper, unaware that inside the station awaited one of the strangest experiences of my life. What year did you graduate from high school? asked a fellow customer. And, to my surprise, when I gave my answer he burst into a series of hit songs from that era, attracting the attention of all in the station. But after the songs came a note of sadness, revealing a need of the singer for an encouraging word. No matter how badly things look today, expect God to come through for you. Doubt your doubts and believe your beliefs. Join me and my Southwest Africa correspondent as we start each day thanking God that we can bask in the basic blessings of the moment. And keep watching for opportunities to brighten another persons cloudy day.One day at a time Roger Campbell ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comAt the rst of the Stations of the Cross, Pine Level Methodist Church Pastor Brian Russell explains how Jesus was condemed to death. The Stations of the Cross began Good Friday in McSwain Park and stopped at several locations in downtown Arcadia.DeSoto observes Stations of the Cross Sister Ann DeNicolo leads a group of faithful from McSwain Park through downtown Arcadia, following the 14 stations of the cross on Friday. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comEarly sunrise service at Lake Katherine on Sunday morning drew a large turnout to celebrate Easter with a sermon delivered by Brian Russell, pastor of the Pine Level United Methodist Church. Easter sunrise service at Lake Katherine Men of Character host annual Easter party Children await the fun and games at Louis Anderson Park on Sunday. A great party hosted by Men of Character was held on Easter for the whole community to have a fun day.PHOTO BY JIMMY WALLS 3027654 !-16 -sea qV*VV* I 44 :w#" to *elkoftDowntown Sebring "0Itm wGI RI S (aj NGWuw Co&wliDowntown Sebring Circle ParhSaturday, May 101OAM-4PMFree General AdmissionVendors, live music byThe Landsharl?s Band, food & beerLimited Number of Wine Tasting & CulinaryDemonstration Ticktets Available$25 pre-purchase (first 100 get Swag Bag)Tickets sold at Dogtown USA(112 N. Ridgewood Drive in Downtown Sebring)or at www.Girl5GoneWineFest.comI .,n of I lie proceeds from this event benefits the Champion forChildren Foundation and the Getaway Girl Foundation.NEWS-SUNevent productionsHIC UNly ANDS HIUH1 ANDS 49T.I I1/AWiW1r/IL; SEBRI1 TODAY

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The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian The Guardian ad Litem Program began service to the children in DeSoto County during the 1980s with two volunteers. Originally, Guardian ad Litem was a county level entity that served the interests of children during a divorce. Early in this century, it became a state program which advocates for the rights and interests of children that have entered our legal system and have been abused, neglected or abandoned. Children may become involved in our legal system for a myriad of reasons. They are most often the unwitting victims of the poor decisions made by the adults in their lives. State legislators saw a need for volunteers with the specic mission of looking out for a childs rights and interests. For this reason, the Guardian ad Litem program was organized to work with the judicial court system. Our local program is part of the 12th judicial circuit which includes DeSoto, Sarasota and Manatee counties. In DeSoto County, Sandee Woods is the Child Advocacy Coordinator. Her main focus is on the recruiting, training and support of volunteers that are the heart of the program. Currently, 55 children are being served by 32 volunteers in DeSoto. These volunteers gather information on the childs circumstances through home and school visitations. This information is needed to make sure the childs medical, therapeutic and educational requirements are being met. Often, the volunteers are the eyes and ears of the judge. Standing up for a childs rights seems to be obvious from a moral standpoint. In practice, it takes courage and commitment to the well-being of another. This can be a tough task but rewarding, too. Improving a childs life is an investment in the future. Patricia Rutherford has been a volunteer for almost ve years. She says this is a personal calling for her, an opportunity to give back to God for all of the blessings He has given her. Rutherford likes helping the children and feels strongly about trying to help the parents as well. To prepare volunteers to support a child, training is provided in three main areas. The rst is centered on understanding the court and foster care system and the volunteers role within it. Secondly, volunteers learn about the behaviors of traumatized children and how to interact with them. The children in need of a Guardian ad Litem volunteer may have been abused physically and emotionally. Sometimes, the child has been abandoned or his or her parents are incarcerated. Family support may be unavailable, leaving these children in an extremely vulnerable state. Lastly, volunteers learn how to make a home visit. Information is passed along about safety and the kinds of observations that may be important to make. The Guardian ad Litem Program serves a critical need in DeSoto County and invests in its future through the welfare of children. However, there is more that needs to be done. How can you help? Volunteers are needed to be a powerful voice for struggling children. Maybe, you could be that voice. Additionally, monetary support is needed from the community via the non-prot organization, the Childrens Guardian Fund. This fund provides for everyday needs and specialized programs for children being serviced by Guardian ad Litem volunteers. This money is used for regular things like soccer cleats and eld trips, but is also available for high impact items like a rst bicycle or prom dress. The local Guardian ad Litem ofce can take non-monetary donations of new items. Last year, the local Moose Riders donated approximately 600 pairs of shoes. Sandee Woods mentioned that the DeSoto program is in need of new toys. The volunteers like to have an age-appropriate toy or book on hand on the initial visit. Additionally, our community is in desperate need of foster families and those willing to adopt. If you would like to know more about fostering or adopting a child, go to www.safechildrencoalition.org or call 1-866-6615656. To make a monetary donation to the Childrens Guardian Fund, go to www.childrensguardianfund.org or call 941-504-9515. To become a local volunteer or donate items like toys or books, call Woods at 863-993-4638. Finally, we are all legally obligated to report mistreatment of a child: physical abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, and abandonment. Please have the moral courage to stand up for a child by calling the Florida Abuse Hotline: 1-800-96-ABUSE (1-800-962-2873). If the danger is immediate, call 911.Volunteers empower children through Guardian ad LitemBy MARK FUSCOFULL CIRCLE ADACEMY PHOTOS PROVIDEDA display of 174 pinwheels at the DeSoto County Library represents the number of children who were assisted in DeSoto County last year due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50456842 i rE Cypress St [oil 10A r rf 1a a 'ow o m Z ZDr. Laura DeStefanoHickory StLewellyn CasselsARNP

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 The Arcadia Youth Rodeo held its 2013-2014 nals competition April 12 at the Arcadia rodeo arena. Up to 10 competitors took par t in each of the several events in the Tots, Junior or Senior category. Prizes and awards were announced during the banquet that evening, held at the DeSoto Count y Fairgrounds. Watch for a special insert in the May 1 issue of The Arcadian highlighting more youth rodeo action.Arcadia Youth Rodeo Finals The second half of winners at the Arcadia Youth Rodeo Association nals. Cowboys and cowgirls showed o their skills in riding, roping and other events. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comHarley Pryor in Tot Barrel Racing. Robert Appel in Senior Tie-down Roping Blaine Albritton in Senior Chute Dogging. Addison Roberts in Junior Pole Bending.Ashlan Lipe in Senior Pole Bending.The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian Half of the winners of the Arcadia Youth Rodeo Association nals held April 12. The top 10 in each category competed against each other for prizes. Patrick Carlton in Senior Bull Dogging. Jalee Wilcox in Tot Pole Bending. Parker Carlton in Senior Bull Dogging. Jake Bolin in Senior Goat Tying. Cody Vina in Junior Double Mugging. Savannah Nelson in Junior Goat Tying.

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14CLUB TEAM EXCELS PAGE 16DeSotos 17U volleyball club team enjoyed tour nament success in preparation for this falls varsity season. You could tell when you walked in the Bulldogs varsity baseball dugout it was senior night. The rst ve hitters posted on the lineup board were the ve seniors. The ve pitchers assigned to share the seven innings were the ve seniors. Coach Trey Hill wanted it to be their night and did all he could to give them the recognition they deserved. The opponent was Dunbar High School, a class 4A team with a losing record that plays in the tough Lee County District 11. The Bulldogs had been playing fundamentally strong, but struggling hitting the ball hard of late. The seniors and team bounced back in a big way, knocking out nine hits, six for extra bases as the Bulldogs defeated the Dunbar Tigers 13-3 in six innings. The pitcher assigned the rst two innings was senior Tony Lalonde. Things did not start off well as the rst Dunbar batter hit the rst pitch up the middle for a base hit. A walk to the next batter, followed by a wild pitch put runners on second and third with nobody out. Coach Hill visited the mound to settle down his senior. It seemed to work, as Lalonde got the next two hitters to ground out and the third to strike out, limiting the damage to just two runs scored.Second inning sparkLalonde started the DeSoto hit parade with a solid single up the middle. It was quickly wiped out, however, when he was caught stealing second. The next two senior hitters, Brad Roberts and Corey Omar, grounded out and struck out respectively. In his second inning of pitching, Lalonde got out of a bases-loaded jam by getting Dunbar hitter Logan Gustkey to pop up to rst baseman Robb Adams to end the inning. The Bulldogs got on the board big in their half of the second, scoring four runs, all after two outs. Will Nelson began the rally with a double to center eld. Adams hit another double into right eld, scoring Nelson. Luke Womack then got on base thanks to an error by Dunbars center elder, scoring Adams. Grant Potter then hit an RBI single and Lalonde recorded the teams fth straight hit with a triple that scored Potter. Hill then sent Omar to the mound for the next two innings. Omar let the rst two batters reach base with a base hit and a walk, before getting the next two hitters out with a pop up and a strikeout. With two outs it appeared Dunbar was going to score on a base hit to center, but before the runner on second scored, Potter alertly threw the ball to second, tagging out the Dunbar runner to end the inning. Omar gave up one run in the fourth without giving up a hit. A hit batter and two walks loaded up the bases with one out, but a elders choice to third scored the only run in the inning. Cruise controlMeanwhile the Bulldogs offense began breaking the game open. With one out, senior Wesley Georges hit a stand-up triple down the left eld line. Moments later a wild pitch brought Georges across home plate. After Bay Hale and Nelson drew walks, Womack followed with a double, giving the Bulldogs a 7-2 lead before the inning ended. DeSoto got one more run in the fourth when Georges notched an RBI single. Hale pitched the fth inning for the Bulldogs and retired the side in order with a ground out, strikeout and pop out. In the bottom of the inning, the team scored a run without a hit. After Nelson and Adams were hit by pitches, Womack hit into a elders choice, forcing Adams out at second. Nelson then scored from third as Womack was thrown out stealing second. Potter struck out to end the inning and extend DeSotos lead to 9-3.Bulldogs bats come alive on senior nightBy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERWesley Georges swung a hot bat for the Bulldogs on senior night, hitting a triple, double and a single. He also drove in three runs for his team. Cory Omar pitched two strong innings for the Bulldogs, allowing only one run and striking out three batters against Dunbar High School. Senior Brad Roberts connects with the ball in the bottom of the rst against Dunbar High School. Roberts got on base twice and scored both times for the Bulldogs in a 13-3 victory. Senior Tony Lalonde res a strike as the umpire looks on in varsity action against Dunbar.The Bulldogs won the game 13-3.SENIOR | 15 5 0 4 5 6 8 2 1 50456821 1 1! 111DesotoPharmacy 14-IL--Your Friendly Pharmacy'Best Prices in town!We take time to help our customers ,r.and provide our service your way!$ f5PF1O5PPF1OOFF1st Visit Prescription 2nd Visit Prescriptio 3rd Visit PrescriptionWe offer the lowest price! 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The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian With a make-up game against Avon Park being their nal game of the season, boys junior varsity baseball coach Ryan Fullerton said he had a good feeling about this one, knowing his team was playing better each game and needed the condence to play through adversity. His hunch was spot on, as his team overcame a late Avon Park threat and pulled away with a 9-4 victory. The Dawgs got on the scoreboard in the second inning. Payton Smith reached base on an ineld error. Hunter Browning followed with a single, and Chase Higgins was hit by a pitch to load the bases. A wild pitch scored a run, and Mikey Daniels drove in another with an RBI single. Grant Potter followed with a elders choice to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead. Avon Park got one run back in the third inning, and after the Bulldogs went down quietly in their half of the inning, Fullerton huddled his team up before batting in the fourth, telling them to lean back and wait on the pitches. The advice worked as Stevens, Roberts and Levi Osceola each had RBI singles for the Bulldogs, increasing the lead to 6-1 after four innings.Overcoming adversityPotter came in to pitch for the Bulldogs to lead off the sixth inning with the Bulldogs holding a 6-2 lead, but the young squad once again struggled defensively and it looked like another bad inning would doom the team. After a leadoff hit, Potter struck out the next two batters and the Bulldogs seemed to have things under control when Avon Parks Anthony Torres hit an RBI double in left. Potter then struck out the next batter on a pitch in the dirt, but the put-out throw from the catcher sailed over rst baseman Stevens head, scoring another Avon Park run. Potter walked the next hitter on ve pitches, bringing up the go-ahead run to the plate. The rst pitch was hit out in left eld, however, and Smith ran it down to end the inning. More insurance runs came for the Bulldogs in their sixth as Roberts, Daniels, Potter, and Johnny England led off the inning with singles. A sacrice and costly balk by Avon Park gave DeSoto three more runs and a more comfortable 9-4 lead. Potter retired the side in the seventh thanks in part to third baseman Higgins, who made a diving catch on a line drive by the leadoff hitter. It was only the second win for the JV team, but it was an impressive way to end the season. After setting up the eld for the varsity game, Fullerton addressed the team by rst thanking the two varsity players who made the sacrice and came down to help the injury-depleted JV squad. They (Osceola and Potter) didnt have to do that; they did it because they care, he said. But they were not the sole reason we won this game. They pitched because we were simply depleted and out of pitchers, but you guys were the ones who hit, elded and executed the plays. Fullerton then told the squad that he was proud of the tenacity they played with all season. We started the season pretty bad. We got better, but we lost condence when things got tough, he said. Im glad you played the way you did today to show the community you know how to play. Fullerton admitted it was rough at times being the only coach to do all the things that needed to be done in baseball games and practice, but quickly added, I wouldnt do it if I didnt enjoy it.JV baseball wins season finaleBy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER Coach Fullerton talks to his rst two hitters, Mickey Daniels and Grant Potter, before they go up to hit against Avon Park. The junior varsity squad had nine hits in a 9-4 victory. Hunter Browning fouls a pitch in the dirt in a game against Avon Park. Browning eventually got the hit and came around to score in the second inning for the Bulldogs. DeSoto won the game 9-4. PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERFirst baseman Logan Stevens prepares to eld the ball in a game against Avon Park. The junior varsity squad came out with a 9-4 victory. Georges pitched the sixth inning and got two quick outs before hitting a batter and giving up a hit. Georges got the fth hitter to pop out to rst to end the inning. Roberts was scheduled to pitch the seventh inning, but the Dawgs scored four runs in their half of the sixth to end the game. Georges led the attack with a three-run double off the left eld wall, and a bases-loaded walk put the 10-rule into place. After the game the happy seniors playfully reminded the underclassmen to go home and get some sleep to be prepared for the FCAT tests the next day. When asked about his stellar perfor mance at the plate, Georges said some sage advice helped him with his swing. I had been swinging too hard and actually coach McCloud had asked me the other day what happened to that little league hitter he used to know, he said. He was referring to me making contact versus trying to power the ball. I actually tell all the hitters that, McCloud later admitted. Just let the pitcher provide the power, and you just bring your hands to the ball. With district play coming up, hopefully the bats will keep rattling for all of the Bulldogs.SENIORFROM PAGE 14 466639 SWITCH TO SEACOAST AND BANK ON A100* THAN K-YOU.Open a Seacoast Checking Account and receive $100*, plus all the bankingproducts and conveniences you want, with the personal service you likeand the technology you've grown to expect:Online and Mobile BankingDigital DepositBank to Bank TransfersAnd Much MorelJ-. . .00000WE MSwitching is easy, bring this to your local branch today and we'll personallyhelp you through the process.in !/ naLocal ne the REnewsp,The dill black a d

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 DeSoto County High Schoolvolleyball Coach Laura White has been busy during the offseason coaching her 17U AAU club volleyball team. Its no surprise the team is comprised entirely of knowing or hopeful DHS varsity players for the next school year. Coach White has practice two nights a week for players who are available (many are involved in other sports and cant attend practice), and then its off to weekend tournaments to compete against larger communities. In three months, the team played more than 20 matches and gained skills and knowledge that will hopefully pay big dividends next season. The young team took White by surprise, notching a Silver Division championship at the Disney tournament and Silver Division runner-up at its nal tournament in Orlando. We had a core of players who really worked hard this year, White said. Some of them would play every day of the year if they could. Sophomore Bethany Bonville has been one of those core players. Shes come a long way since the high school season, White noted. Shes talking and leading this team, which she shied away from last year. White has also seen improvement in team communication. They get along very well which has improved our communication on the court, she said. Youre also hearing more words of encouragement which is a big plus in a game that features so many momentum swings. The players themselves have also seen improvements in their skills. Casey Styer and Micheala Roberts are hitting the ball more consistently. Sarah Bennett, Datasia Wallace, and Josie Deriso say their passing skills have improved. Lucero Perez is now feeling more comfortable in diving and hitting the oor. Bethany Bonville has learned to set the ball before it reaches the net, and freshman Jayla Cowell is continuously developing her hitting stroke. Although the club season has ended, volleyball continues for White and the Lady Bulldogs. Well still come to the gym a couple of nights per week to work on skills. Were also attending the Florida Southern Team Camp in June, followed by summer open gym before the season begins next fall, she said. With the likes of Lemon Bay and Sebring in their district, the Bulldogs are looking prepared to defend their title for the fourth straight year. It wont be easy, but were working hard to get there, White said. It appears theyre headed in the right direction.17U volleyball club finishes strongBy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER Josie Desiro (8) returns a ball over the net while the rest of the team looks on. DeSoto placed second in the Silver Division at a recent AAU tournament. Casey Styer goes up to attack the ball against Vision of Gainesville at an AAU tournament in Orlando. DeSoto won the match 2-1 and nished second in the Silver Division. PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERBethany Bonville (10) and Josie Deriso block a shot against Volleytech of Melbourne during a recent AAU tournament. PHOTO SUBMITTED BY MICHELE SULLIVANScrappers have fun on the fieldThe Scrappers youth baseball squad poses for a team picture. The group is coached, from left, by Alvin Giddens, Je Collins and Chano Ruiz. LookingForA NewC ar,New Job,Pet, LocalGarage Sale, OrMore?Yo uv e Come To TheRight Place! Call206-1200toAdvertise WithUs! Call 494-2434to advertise with us! burned and reduced to ashes. Mosaic would take all of the plumbing out of the walls, process it and ship it off around the world and then they would start reclamation of my house and belongings. Using their big front-end loaders and shovels, they would take all of my belongings from the big pile in the front yard and dump it in whatever area of the house was available. Upside down and broken, heaped all together, the big mess in the front yard would be moved inside to all the rooms except for the living room and den. That is where I would nd a large watery mix of clay and slime. Mosaic would tell me that in years to come I could actually get something to grow in there, but for now I should stay away from it. Mosaic would then say, There, reclamation is nished. The water system is not working like it used to, but everything is back inside the house and we even planted a couple of 6-inch trees for you. We are so environmentally friendly. And dont forget, we bought all the little league teams in Arcadia new jerseys, with the Mosaic name on them so everyone will know how great we are. And nally, speaking of how great we are, it really wasnt our idea to change the high school mascot name from the Bulldogs to the Miners. OK, sounds farfetched. I know it does, but this is what reclamation is rip up the land and hydrology, kill every living thing on it, mix up all the existing layers of soil and push it all back together. There, good as new. Yup, as good as my house would be if I allowed Mosaic in. Now, I have some work to do. 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The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian rfntb Heres your chance to give your favorite local businesses the spotlight! Vote in our 2014 DeSoto Readers Choice contest to help us recognize the best of the best. Just ll in your choice for the best business in each of the categories listed below. rfnt brtrrnwhen you submit your completed 2014 Readers Choice voting form to us before April 30, 2014. 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. 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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 Before you throw something in the trash, stop and consider whether it could be recycled. After Hurricane Charley, DeSoto County didnt have a recycling program for several years. While more populated areas may have curbside pickup, in DeSoto County you have to get your recyclables to the collection sites. There are now collection bins at three neighborhood locations: Fire Rescue Station 2 at 8789 S.W. County Road 761, Turner Center on Roan St., and the driveway next to Animal Services on McKay St. There is also a bin at the DeSoto County Landfill. See http://desotobocc.com/index.php/ department/landfill/recycling-infor mation for hours when materials may be dropped off. Plastic (numbers 1 through 7), glass (all colors jars and bottles only, no window glass or other glass products), aluminum and steel cans are the items that may be placed in the collection bins. Please note only recyclable items should be placed in the containers. Recycling requires establishing new habits, but once you get into it, you will find it only takes a few minutes a day. Rinse out containers a few swishes in dishwater is all that is needed. Clean containers will not attract insects when stored. Lids may be included, but should be removed from the containers. Designate a container for recyclables, and make a habit to drop off recyclables when you have other errands. You may bag your recyclables, but it isnt necessary to sort them. If you live in a community with private trash pick-up, ask if there is a recyclables collection. If there isnt, encourage your community to start recycling. Perhaps a resident with a pickup truck could start a monthly collection. At the landfill, there is also a bin for newspapers, and a bin for electronics such as computers, televisions, cell phones and printers. There is a shed where residential customers may leave up to five gallons of used motor oil. Local retailers that sell motor oil also may collect used oil. Paint and lead-acid batteries may also be left in the shed. There is no tipping fee for recyclable loads. Household hazardous wastes such as fluorescent bulbs, automotive fluids or other chemicals should not be placed in trash. Florida DEP holds two hazardous waste collection events per year at the landfill. The next one will be in June or July watch for notice in The Arcadian and on the county website. Recycling returns important materials to the manufacturing process. Recycling keeps materials out of the landfill, prolonging the life of the landfill. Recycling makes sense, and cents. Collecting valuable recyclable materials offers opportunities for individuals and organizations to turn trash into cash. There are additional opportunities to recycle many other items also. Newspapers may be brought to the big red bin at The Arcadian office at 108 S Polk Ave. Only newspapers and the colored advertising inserts should be placed in the bin. Many large retailers have collection bins for plastic and/or paper bags. Publix collects foam egg cartons and other foam food trays for recycling. Ask the retailers where you shop if they would start a recycling program for foam trays. Many retailers that sell ink car tridges for printers have collection boxes for used cartridges, including Walmart. Some retailers or mail-order sources will refill or give credit for returned cartridges. With the abundance of battery powered devices today do you know what batteries should be recycled? Check the battery label or package for the battery type. Ordinary alkaline batteries may be disposed of in household trash. Lithium batteries used in some cameras may also be disposed of in regular trash. Before tossing put tape over the terminals. All other types of batteries, including rechargeable (lithium-ion, nickel-cadmium, nickel metal hydride, small sealed lead acid batteries, cell phone batteries, button batteries, and others) should be recycled. Many stores that sell batteries or electronics will take back used batteries for recycling. Some retailers will take products back for recycling. Appliances, used propane cylinders and other metal scrap, and also tires may be taken to the landfill. (Tipping fees apply.) Local commercial recyclers, such as Allied Recycling, will buy scrap metal, including aluminum cans. To find out how and where to recycle just about anything, visit www. Earth911.org, click on the recycling search, or call 1-800-CLEANUP. The DeSoto County Landfill is located on S.W. Dishong Avenue. If you have any questions about the local recycling program, call them at 993-4826.Dont trash that!Over the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke aandksmoke@gmail.com ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKE There are four collection sites in the county where residents may drop o plastic, glass, aluminum and steel cans. This bin is located at the drive way next to Animal Services on McKay Street. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKERecycling requires establishing new habits, but once you get into it, you will nd it only takes a few minutes a day. Rinse out containers, a few swishes in dishwater is all that is needed. Clean containers will not attract insects when stored. Lids may be included, but should be removed from the containers. PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (MICHAL MANAS)Recycling keeps materials out of the landll, prolonging the life of the landll. Recycling returns important materials to the manufacturing process. Waste plastic can be made into many prod ucts including plastic furniture, playground equipment and plastic lumber. 3024800 1hL99AP'of SFSC's 2013131Graduates weSatisfiied withvr the Quality ofInstruction They00 Received.2073 StudentSadifaction SurveyEARN YOURASSOCIATE DEGREESouth Florida State College is an affordable, high-quality alternativefor earning a two-year Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate inScience (A.S.) degree. Take classes at four convenient locations andat times that fit your schedule through day, evening, and onlinecourses. SFSC's small class sizes ensure you'll get personal attentionfrom your instructors. Once you graduate, the credits you earn willtransfer to Florida four-year colleges or universities.LL CUSSESNERTERM FALLTERM Call 453-6661programsApril 25-Aug. 21. about SFSC my 7. Classes start Aug. 22. 1DESOTO CAMPUSSOUTH 2251 N. E. 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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 NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 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 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 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 BENEFICIANOTICE OFACTION3116 RIES, 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 322095 3028854 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013CA000428AXMA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. F AITH J. MICHALAK, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: GEORGE N. RAPTIS, 41 BOUNDARY BLVD APT 103, ROTONDA WEST, FL 33947 GEORGE N. RAPTIS, 14885 SW PEMBROKE CIRCLE SOUTH, LAKE SUZY, FL 34269 NOTICE OFACTION3116 GEORGE N. RAPTIS, 7315 SEAN LN NORTH, FORT MYERS, FL 33917 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE N. RAPTIS, 41 BOUNDARY BLVD APT 103, ROTONDA WEST, FL 33947 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE N. RAPTIS, 12885 SW PEMBROKE CIRCLE SOUTH, LAKE SUZY, FL 34269 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF GEORGE N. RAPTIS, 7315 SEAN LN NORTH, FORT MYERS, FL 33917 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s) YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in DeSoto County, Florida: LOT 14, BLOCK 2, OF FIRST REPLAT IN PEMBROKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGES 80 THROUGH 80C OF 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 this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, and the file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice in the ARCADIAN on or before May 23, 2014, 2014; otherwise a default and a judgment may be entered against you fro the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 24th day of March 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk Important In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, 863-9934876. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. Published 4/24/14 & 5/1/14 146548 3031344 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, Es q uire, PlainA "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" NLo,a%000000000000r-------------7HARBORCFL .e,ebratin 11 enur nutty 1-------------aI cy iota r Qciii

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 NOTICE OFACTION3116 tiffs 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 A s 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.: 2014 DR 0205 A utumn D. German Rivera, Petitioner and W ilys German, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DIS SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Wilys German Last Known Address unknown Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the Petitioner, Autumn German Rivera whose address is, 209 N. Monroe Avenue, Arcadia, FL 34266 on or before May 23, 20145 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 115 E. Oak St. Arcadia, FL 34266 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in this petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. Y ou must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. Dated: April 21, 2014 MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ N. Daughter Deputy Clerk Published 4/24/14, 5/1/14, 5/8/14, 5/15/14 131159 3030473 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. A ll 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 A FTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL 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 A FTER THE DECEDENTS DATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 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 OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASENO.: 142014CP000028 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF BETTY L. PHILLIPS, Deceased. PROBATE DIVISION JUDGE: JAMES S. PARKER NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BETTY L. PHILLIPS, Deceased, File No. 2014CP000028, 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 INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the Will, the qualifications of the Personal Representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this court are required to file their objections with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and persons having claims or demands against the Decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. P AUL BENNETT SEUSY, P.A. Attorneys for Petitioner 203 West Oak Street Arcadia, Florida 34266 863-491-7285 Office 863-491-8262 Facsimile E-Mail: paul@paulseusy.com By:Paul Bennett Seusy, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0690252 Personal Representative: Robert D. Phillips, Sr. 3550 13th Street Moline, Illinois 61265 Published 4/24/14 & 5/1/14 325434 3031603 The date of the first publication of this Notice is April, _______, 2014 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 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 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 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 disabiliNOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 ty 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 NOTICE OF MEETING3126 A public meeting will be held on Monday June 9th 2014 @ 10:00am; at the AHA Community Room, located at 7 Booker T W ashington Rd.; Arcadia FL 34266. A copy of the proposed Annual/Five Year Action Plan is available to you in the lobby of the AHA Administration Office located at 7 Booker T Washington Rd; Arcadia, FL 34266, during normal business hours MondayFriday. The Plan per your request can also be emailed or faxed; submit your request via phone 863-4944343 or email director@housingarcadia.com Please plan to attend this very important meeting regarding the Capital Fund Program (CFP) grant money received on an annual basis through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The plan includes capital expenditures proposed over the next five (5) years; from 2014 through 2018. As a result of the proposed action plan the Agency is seeking your comments. Your comments can be provided verbally at the public meeting or in writing and received by the AHA before 4:00 p.m. on June 9th, 2014. Published 4/24/2014 123859 3029607 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 14 2009 CA 000696 Section: PENNYMAC CORP. Plaintiff, v. JOSEPH PURSELL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; JOHN DOE N/K/A PEDRO MARTINEZ; JANE DOE N/K/A MARCH E. FOX-MARTINEZ. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated December 11, 2013 entered in Civil Case No. 14 2009 CA 000696 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 22nd day of May, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the South door of the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 18 AND THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 16, BLOCK 4, TIER 4, A.W. GILCHRISTS EAST END ADDITION TO ARCADIA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 27, AND RERECORDED IN PLAT BOOK C-5, P AGE 48. 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 NOTICE OFSALE3130 after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerk`s Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)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. Dated at ARCADIA, Florida this 9th day of April, 2014 /s/N. Daughtrey Mitzie W. Gavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT DeSoto COUNTY, FLORIDA R WELL, JR., ESQ., 400 NORTH T AMPA STREET, SUITE 3200, T AMPA, FL 33602 Published 4/24/14 & 5/1/14 329037 3031498 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case Number: 2012 CA 698 KEVIN A. NEHRBOSS AND JESSICA NEHRBOSS, Plaintiffs, v. ANN PELHAM, A SINGLE WOMAN, PETER J. BOUGHTON, DECEASED LEONARD BOUGHTON, JOHN BOUGHTON, JUNE HERNANDEZ, JANICE DOZIER CHARLES BOUGHTON, PETER JAMES BOUGHTON, WARREN BOUGHTON JOHN BOUGHTON, DECEASED AND ANY ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL 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. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that under a final judgment dated APRIL 16, 2014 in Case No. 012 CA 698 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida, in which KEVIN A. NEHRBOSS and JESSICA NEHRBOSS are Plaintiff and ANN PELHAM, A SINGLE WOMAN, PETER J. BOUGHTON, DECEASED LEONARD BOUGHTON, JOHN BOUGHTON, JUNE HERNANDEZ, JANICE DOZIER CHARLES BOUGHTON, PETER JAMES BOUGHTON, WARREN BOUGHTON, JOHN BOUGHTON, DECEASED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 at 11:00 AM, on JUNE 3, 2014, the following described property set forth in the Order of Final Judgment: Lot 33, PINK CREEK ACRES, an unrecorded plat also being described as: The West 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of section 30, Township 37 South, Range 24 East, Desoto County, Florida. Subject to a 30 foot easement along West side for road drainage and utilities. WITNESS my hand and seal on April 24, 2014 FOR THE COURT AND THE CLERK OF DESOTO COURT,MITZIE W. MCGAVIC LAW OFFICES OF REID & AGEE, PLLC By:David C. Agee, Esquire FL Bar No.: 0695343 P .O. Box 6202 Bradenton, FL 34205 T el. 941.756.8791 PUBLISHED 4/24/14 & 5/1/14 356280 3029625 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 entit y (ies) who ma y NOTICE OFSALE3130 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 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 Ir0 I

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The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian T AX DEEDS3132 COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 63. Names in which assessed: RICHARD GOOCH 2155 CASS STREET SARASOTA, FL 34231 A ll of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on 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 A ND 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 A NY 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, 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 A GREEMENT, AND TO THE TAXPA YERS, PROPERTY OWNERS A ND CITIZENS OF LEON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND OF EACH OF THESE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS W HICH HAS ENTERED INTO AN INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT, INCLUDING NON-RESIDENTS OWNING PROPERTY OR SUBJECT TO TAXATION THEREIN, AND ALL OTHERS HAVING OR CLAIMING A NY 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 OTHER NOTICES3138 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 SURPLUS STATE LAND BID #DSL-BID-14-011 Desoto County 500 +/acres 5847 SE Highway 31, Arcadia, FL 34266 S 27 & 34, T 38 South, R 25 E For a complete package and terms call Tom Karpenske, Licensed Real Estate Broker (813) 273-8437 or visit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/land s/buy_bid.htm Bid Deadline is June 10, 10:30 a.m. EDT The School District of DeSoto County, in compliance with the Administrative Procedures Act of the State of Florida, 1975, hereby issues this formal public notice of its intent to add the position of Assistant 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 ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 SAT 9 2 Moving S a le Quality items no junk. T ools, Arcadia Villa g e Lot 454. ANTIQUES/ COLLECTIBLES7250 1960 EL CAMINO & 1963 IMPALASS V8, 4SP, $15,000/both 863-558-2836 AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 NeedanewJob? LookintheClassifieds! A few weeks ago, Karen Smoke penned an insightful Over the Garden Gate column about wild turkey behavior. Reading her piece, one sentence in particular caught my eye: Meleagris gallopavo is known for its crafty and secretive nature. I couldnt help but smile at the statement, mostly because as a hopeless turkey addict I can attest these birds are indeed crafty and masters of detection. But if you ever want to pick a ght amongst a group of hunters, just mention the words smart and turkey in the same sentence. Chasing these beautiful creatures is a lesson in patience, because no two experiences are ever alike, even with the same bird. Wild turkeys will bafe even the most experienced hunter, making maddening last-second moves that cant be explained with any type of logic or reason. Early in my career, I was an editor for North American Hunter magazine, one of the largest sportsmens publications in the country. During that time, I had the opportunity to travel across the globe hunting everything from grizzly bears to prairie dogs. My most rewarding trip came in April 2005 when I scored a turkey grand slam, bagging Merriams, Rio Grande, eastern and Osceola turkeys on a coast-to-coast trip from Washington state to Florida. The feat was a combination of determination, skill and on one occasion plain dumb luck. Although the trip was a success it cemented my long-held belief that, like the game of golf, even the most seasoned veterans can be humbled in the blink of an eye. When I think back on all my turkey adventures, more than a few head-scratching moments come to mind. One of my favorites was a hunt in my home state of Wisconsin. Id been invited by a friend to join him for an early May hunt. Wed caught the attention of a group of toms and jakes, and devised a plan to trap them in a bottleneck between a small patch of woods and an adjoining hay eld. Hours of calling later, the group nally took the bait and we had them dead to rights. As I was about to pull the trigger, my foot slipped, alerting the birds to my presence. Almost simultaneously, my friends shotgun jammed, and the jig was ofcially up. The turkeys were now in full panic mode, but instead of ying away as God intended, they formed a tight group and charged toward us. As my friend struggled to clear his gun and I wait ed for an open shot they rushed past us, beards swinging in the breeze as they ran to freedom. To add injury to insult, one of them managed to gouge the top of my hand with its spur, leaving me bloodied and bewildered. While hunting Merriams during my grand slam quest in Washington, Id been shadowing a large ock for three days, carefully studying the group as theyd gather from their morning roost high above a ridge top and slowly wander down one particular side, toward a feeder posted on private property. They followed this exact pattern like clockwork every day, staying on the neighboring land until heading back to their roost at sunset. On the eve of my nal day in camp, I watched closely as the birds roosted in the same set of trees. I drove to the site at 3 a.m. the next morning and hiked an hour to the top of the ridge. I planted myself a respectable distance from the roost, but in a location that placed me directly in their path. As the sun rose, I watched in horror as the morning light revealed countless turkey-sized outlines in the trees directly above me! I froze in place, my mind racing to understand how I could have miscalculated their roost so badly. In the meantime, a chorus of yelps and thundering gobbles sounded off across the ridge. There were so many more birds than I remembered from the previous evening, but before I could explain it I was face-to-face with two dozen turkeys. I held my breath as long as I could, but the moment my chest moved the ground was a thunderdome of dust, feathers and alarm calls. I sat helpless while my dreams of a tagged turkey went skirting down the ridge with the panicked birds. For reasons known only to the turkeys, after Id witnessed them roost the night before, theyd traveled nearly two football elds to the pines I had so cleverly thought would be my place of triumph. I begrudgingly collected my gear, knowing the birds would stay on the private land and out of my reach. I began to head down the backside of the ridge toward my vehicle, occasionally throwing out a random hen call every few minutes. When I was halfway down, I stopped to grab a small bottle of soda out of my backpack, and sat on a nearby tree stump to wallow in my own misery. With my gloves still on, I struggled to twist the cap, fumbling to grip it with The feathers of frustration By STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE BAUERThe author with his Washington state Merriams tom, the largest hes bagged to date. He lured the turkey in after it gobbled in response to the opening of his soda bottle. Bauer completed his turkey grand slam in 2005 by bagging this Osceola after a 2-hour belly-crawl through palmettos and swamp land in south-central Florida.my hands. When I nally managed to twist it open, it made a loud hissing sound, which was immediately followed by a ground-shaking gobble only yards away. To my utter shock, one of the toms had run the opposite way of the ock, and was making his way back to the roost site when the carbonation from my Sprite induced a gobble. I quickly dropped to my stomach and aimed my shotgun in the direction of the bird, and within seconds I could see the tips of his snow-white tail feathers as he strutted back and forth, trying desperately to seduce my soft drink. A few soft hen calls later and a well-aimed shot, and I was proudly admiring the largest tom Ive ever bagged, a 24-pound stud with an 11-inch beard and nearly four-inch spurs. So to my fellow addicts out there reading this and reliving their own head-shaking turkey moments, take heart that youre not alone. Those who have chased these worthy adversaries know the moment youre convinced youve got them gured out is the rst step to the loony bin. Happy hunting! LETS TALK TURKEYYou can hear Steve Bauer talk more turkey May 1 from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. on WFLN1480 AM Talk Radio. Call in at 863-226-3201 to share your stories, tips and strategies for success this spring. Android mobile users outside of Arcadia can listen online via tunein.com, and Apple users can download the WFLN app from the App Store. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com N EWS -S UN www.yoursun.net JJALJ L-

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 International Snowmobile Hall of Fame as a Historian. He produced a weekly television show called Snowmobile Scene along with several segments of the nationally known show PM Magazine. He was instrumental in starting the West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library in Cedar Springs. At one time the Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway, Michigan was going to be named The Bud Knapp Snowmobile Museum. At 17, he quit school to join the United States Marine Corps ghting in the Pacic in World War II. He worked with Native Americans, using the radios as depicted in the movie Wind Talkers. He proudly wore his Marine jacket and cap and displayed Marine memorabilia in his home. He took his family around the world including several vacations in Europe and nearly every state in the Union. He showed his family the world, yet reminded them not to forget your family and neighbors. He showed them the results of an honest days labor. He taught them to be tender and caring for animals and people. He taught them how to live a meaningful life that would benet others. Based on the hundreds of people who have expressed their sympathies at his passing, he did it right. He leaves behind his wife of 65 years, Geraldine, sons Steve (Marianne) of Port Charlotte. Fla. and Jerry (TeresaPawl) of Grand Rapids; his extended family Maggie (Dave) Uthoff of Las Vegas and Sue (Casey) Sterk of Grand Rapids; grandchildren Becky (Shane) Morgan of Jenison, Katie (Kyle) Richard of Traverse City, Alanna and Toya Knapp of Port Charlotte; Bryan (Karen) Knapp of Grand Rapids and Andrea (Mitchell) Scheckel of Grand Rapids; Shannon Uthoff of Orlando, Jamie (Jeff) King of Charlotte, North Carolina, Kimberly Uthoff of Las Vegas, Jessica Sterk and Amanda (Matt) Fox, all from Denver. Greatgrandchildren include Isabella and Bryce Scheckel of Grand Rapids and Roan Knapp from Port Charlotte. Bud leaves behind brothers Charles, Floyd (Jenny) and Larry (Linda), sisters Lois and Shirley (Robert) Hansen, sisters-in-law Barbara Knapp and Maxine Guilfoyle, and brother-in-law Bernard (Laurie) Ruppert. Greeting Bud in Heaven will be his brothers James (Corrine), Norman (Betty), Norris (Sharon) and Dallas, along with sister-in-law Lois Knapp. In lieu of owers, Bud would rather see a donation to The West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library, 13969 Francis Way, Cedar Springs Mi 49319 or West Michigan Humane Society, or Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway, Mich.DEATHSFROM PAGE 9 whether it was more than coincidence. Ive heard stories, and Im sure the rest of you have as well, that a prior administration found several million dollars and built the Turner Center with that, he said. As a commissioner who is charged with watching over this countys funds, Im disturbed by this. This kind of thing doesnt happen in the private sector, and it shouldnt happen here either. I want to see these funds go to our reserves, and hopefully we can reverse things like the millage hike in our next budget. After further discussion, Miller moved to transfer all of the funding into the committed reserves, saying there was no immediate need to place additional money in contingency. Commissioner Langford agreed, saying, Its kind of mind-boggling that this has happened, but like Commissioner Manseld said, Im glad its good news and not bad. That being said, however, I dont want anyone here getting ideas that this money is destined to be spent on certain projects. The board unanimously passed the motion, with Quave and Selph requesting the commissioners revisit the need to add money to the contingency fund at the boards next meeting. County Administrator Guy Maxcy said he would work with staff to ensure future communications with the countys auditing rm would prevent a situation like this from happening again.Water lines approvedThe board voted unanimously to approve two loan agreements for the construction of sewer and water lines from Highway 760A in Nocatee to Heard Street in Arcadia. County Coordinator Mandy Hines said the sewer line loan was for approximately $2.4 million, with an interest rate of .7 percent. That was a positive to see such a low interest rate while reviewing these documents, she said. The water line agreement will cost the county more than $3 million, with an interest rate of 1.69 percent. Hines added, however, that up to $1.25 million of the amount could be reimbursed depending on the number of future hookups, and other options to offset the cost were also in the works. Were still waiting for answers on grant applications we have out that could fund this further, so its possible this number could go much lower, she said.Community ConversationsHines also presented results from the four Community Conversation meetings that were held the rst two weeks of April. She said the Nocatee meeting had 19 attendees, with 33 percent handing in surveys of changes they would like to see in the county. The Fort Ogden meeting had 37 attendees, with 46 percent of surveys received. The Turner Center Exhibit Hall event had 65 attendees, with a survey return rate of 55 percent. And nally, the Lake Suzy meeting had 45 attendees with a 29 percent survey return rate. Hines noted that in every location with the exception of Lake Suzy, the three issues of most concern to county residents were identical. After tallying the numbers, its clear that the areas we need to focus on are economic development, curb appeal, especially in the U.S. 17 corridor, and infrastructure, she said. Lake Suzy was similar, except they expressed concerns about public safety, particularly access to medical and law enforcement assistance. The board agreed to meet with residents again for a follow-up meeting, which will be held at the Exhibit Hall sometime in May.COUNTYFROM PAGE 1 The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Artist of the Month is Marilyn Gallant. She is exhibiting an unusual art form card embroidery. It involves taking a heavy paper, sketching a design on it, poking tiny holes through the design and using needle and thread to outline and ll in the design. Sometimes they can be embellished with beads or other small, decorative pieces. Gallants colorful, delicate works are lovely in their simplicity and gracefulness. They may remind you of the nail and string wall hangings that everyone is familiar with, but her works are not abstract. She chooses familiar objects and portrays them in an unusual way. She makes cards for announcements, but her work can also be incorporated into scrap booking or, as in her current display, mounted and framed. Growing up in the Catskill Mountains of New York, Gallant has always been drawn to produce needlework and creative artsy projects. She feels she has to let her creative side loose. Not to create would be as unnatural as not breathing. She raised three children and has seven grandchildren, all of whom have been recipients of her creative endeavors. She and her husband, Wayne, moved to Arcadia in 1986. In 1989 she began drawing small exquisite designs for her Christmas cards and having them printed locally. Michaels in Port Charlotte offered a hand embroidered card class in 2004; she took the class and was hooked. Over the years she has embroidered many cards to share with friends and family. Recently Gallant had the opportunity to take a watercolor class. The magnolia blossom, which is her rst attempt at watercolors, turned out very well and is part of this display. Add this new skill to her other interests sewing, counted cross-stitch, quilting, making Christmas ornaments, music, photography, genealogy and scrapbooking and you can see she this lady has creativity to spare. Her hand-embroidered cards are on display at DeSoto Memorial Hospital.Thye unusual art of card embroideryBy JANE HILTONDESOTO ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL Long bugle beads and small seed beads adorn a Christmas tree made with metallic green thread.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comA wedding gown embroidered with silver thread on card stock, and paired with a deli cate patterned paper, becomes a wedding card especially created by Marilyn Gallant. A dairy goat show is being held at the Turner Agri-Civic Center on Saturday, with Youth Showmanship classes starting at 9 a.m., followed by an Open Show sanctioned by the American Dairy Goat Association. Judges are Justin Lesniak from Albany, NY in Ring 1, Aaron Carter from Sacramento, Calif, in Ring 2, and Jeremy Lesniak from Albany, NY in Ring 3. The concession stand will be run by Imagination Station. Vendors will have goat milk fudge, goat milk cheese, cheesecake made with goat milk, fresh homemade goat milk butter pecan ice cream, along with designer hand bags and feed bags made from feed sacks. Chaffhaye will be available for sale.Turner Center hosts dairy goat show Local Moose Riders help Tidewell PHOTO PROVIDEDMoose Riders of the Arcadia Moose Lodge present a check donation to Tidewell Hospice of Arcadia. Allf'ryll /' 1, lI ;,

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The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian Melanie Brown has been involved in the Real Estate Industry since 1994; she began her career as a Closing Representative with DeSoto Abstract and Tile Co. and moved her way up to Oce Manager. She earned her R.E. License in 1998 and in the rst year as a Real Estate Sales Person for Tinsley Realty she was named Rookie of Year. In April, 1999, she was asked to join forces with Allied Home Mortgage Capital Corporation where she was employed for 11 years when the branch manager resigned from Allied Home Mortgage Corporation the branch was shut down. In 2009, she opened a branch oce for Southwest Funding, LP. In 2012 and 2013 she was honored to receive Best of DeSoto County Mortgage Broker. Recently Melanie has joined forces with Premier Nationwide Lending and is looking forward to the tremendous teamwork and opportunity they oer not only to her but her clients. With over 20 years in the Real Estate industry Melanie has learned the ins and outs of helping people achieve their dream of homeownership. Her motto is we dont tell you NO, we tell you how. Polly McCloud Rowan, Wells Fargo Bank. Polly was born and raised in Punta Gorda, Florida before moving to Arcadia. She is the Manager of Wells Fargo Bank where she has worked for the past 34 yrs. She has two wonderful children Bryan and Brittany and a beautiful granddaughter, Kelli. She enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community. Her favorite past time is being with family, friends and spending time outdoors. Karen is a h generation Arcadian, representing DeSoto County as their District 2 School Board Member since 2008. Currently she is the Vice-Chair. Karen worked within the School District as a Para and or Substitute, from 1986-2008, and was a Resource Specialist with Sarasota Memorial Hospitals Early Step Program From 2004-2009. She sits on the advisory board for DeSoto County Senior Friendship In 1979 Karen became the co-owner of DeSoto Auto Repair. In 2009, she started into Chaplaincy, and is currently certied as a Community Service Chaplain, and a Community Emergency Response Chaplain. Karen is a 1974 Graduate of DeSoto County High School, and is married to James Chancey. Karen is a mother of ve children, and is an Active member of the Arcadia Church of God, where she is a Sunday School Teacher and on the Youth Board. Karen is also involved in the Van Ministry, a pianist for the church, and the Ladies Ministry Secretary. Allyson Ponger Karnes Licensed Funeral Director Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Homes. Allyson is a lifetime resident of Florida and has lived in Arcadia for the past 20years. She is the President and Owner of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes having locations in DeSoto and Hardee counties. She obtained her Funeral Directors and Embalmers License 35 years ago form Miami Dade College of Mortuary Science. She also holds a FL Real Estate Brokers License. Allyson is engaged and will be marrying Douglas R. Christ. She has two grown children Erik and Jacquelyn also two beautiful granddaughters. Her favorite pastime are her horses, she enjoys Barrel racing and trail. She is on the Board of Directors of the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce, member of OES, FFDA and NBHA. Charlene Smolik started Smolik Concrete, Inc. in 2005. In 2007 she became a Certied Residential Contractor. Starting a new business in a small town was a challenge, especially in the construction eld. We worked hard to ensure our customers where happy, we are grateful for our customers that have le excellent testimonials about our services. We specialize in all of your concrete, block, pavers, or small excavating needs. Jane Fricke Martin has spent 15 years in Desoto County real estate sales & property management. BS in Business & Economics, she has extensive experience in business evaluations & market conditions. A a mother & grandmother, she lives in Arcadia with her husband Greg Martin. Paul Harris Rotarian, Historic Preservation Board, Mosaic Community Advisory Board, Chamber of Commerce, Peace River Baptist Assn. Finance Chair. Jackie Tucker of Tucker Insurance since 1974. President & Director of 5 Star Youth of America, active Volunteer with the Arcadia Rodeo Association and Governor Appointee Central Florida Regional Planning Council. Jean Vitali of Collins Realty, voted Favorite Realtor for 2013. In Real Estate since 1992. Active in my community and currently serve on the County Planning and Zoning Board as their Chairperson. I enjoy still participation in all things Watermelon. Other than 24/7 Real Estate, I do enjoy time spent with my husband, friends and family and on RCCL. rff ntfb f t tttfttt Linda Foster, BC, HIS. Owner of Arcadia Hearing Center. Serving DeSoto County and surrounding areas since 1988. I was raised in a small town in Iowa, moved to Florida in 1981. Board Certied since 1986. LOVE the small town life. I live in Port Charlotte & travel to Arcadia daily to save my customers the drive. I hope to settle here someday. I have 4 children, two still living at home. My pastimes are horses, camping, relaxing on the water & boating. My goal is to be the best Hearing Specialist and feel everyone deserves to HEAR the wonderful sounds of life. Ask me about your free hearing screening today. 110 W. Oak St. Arcadia (863) 494-2342. r Sharon T. Goodman, D. Min. Teacher DeSoto County Schools 1979-1989, Principal DeSoto Early Childhood Center 1989 2014, City Council Member, Deputy Mayor and Mayor 1995 2011 Member, Vice Chair and Chair of Board of Trustees South Florida State College 1997 2007. Founding Pastor Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, Inc. 2005 Dr. Sharon Goodman is excited to be bringing to closure 35 years of working with the School District of DeSoto County in early childhood education on June 30, 2014. It has been the joy of my life to have been able to make a dierence in the lives of children. I look forward to continuing to serve my community in the days and years to come.n Dr. Karyn Gary, DeSoto County School Superintendent as been a resident of DeSoto County since 1989. With husband Lockie, they have two children, Matthew & Tyler and are members of Pine Level United Methodist Church. As Superintendent of our schools, her goal is to prepare your children for success in the 21st Century. 50456858 "W AJ3 i z .ad= c7Nt A,2

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, April 24, 2014 DeSoto County High Schools varsity baseball team honored its seniors last week prior to their nal home game of the season. Parents, family and friends were on hand to help celebrate the event.Varsity seniors honored Escorted by his mom, dad and sister, left elder Cory Omar is honored on senior night. Shortstop Brad Roberts is escorted by his mom and dad during varsity base ball senior night. The senior varsity players huddle before taking the eld in their nal home game on senior night. Wesley Georges is recognized on senior night, joined by his father and sister. Senior Tony Lalonde is escorted by his mom and dad before the Bulldogs last home game on senior night. Bay Hale stands between his mother and sister before the Bulldogs last home game on senior night.PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMER Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Bowling Green, FL 33834 Sat. 8-12 for only $12.50 a week! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Contact Tami at 494-2434 Tami at 494-2434 for more information for more information 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 50456849 ADVERTISE HERE! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Tami at 494-2434 for more information 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. We"re at Your e r v iceC J `I L IPA8 EJE Pm tt-I& l Ii p t nmI^1JTHDRIZED RETAILERQl XJD' (iL3 .DESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC. I i1Ji; I I I I135 N. Volusia Ave. / Arcadia, Florida 34266All Phases of Glass Work AAT COMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAILMOBILE AUTO GLASSWe come to you!(863) 494-2683Ron & Lorrie Collins 24-Hour EmergencyI ICall for move in specialsFlea Market Every Saturday24 hour Accessi 7l. SECURED Hw 17 North of ArcadiaPUBLIC STORAGE 8E 3-993-1355