The Arcadian

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The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
DeSoto sun herald
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, May 29, 2014 24 pages / 50 cents4H SHOOTERS TAKE AIMThe 4-H Shooting Sports Club winds up the year.PAGE 17 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 LAKE SUZY ACADEMY: School board rejects proposed STEM school ....................................... 2 SHOOTING: Sheriffs office seeks suspect in shooting death of teen ...................................... 8 SOFTBALL: Southern Shockers team visits Sebring ...................................................... 14 INSIDE Like us on FacebookRemembering DeSotos fallen on Memorial Day ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comAs the names of DeSoto Countys war dead are called, Boy Scouts place a ag for each one. More photos and details on the coming visit of the Traveling Wall in the special Memorial Day insert in todays Arcadian ARCADIA A three-year-old investigation report about City Administrator Tom Slaughter has become the center of controversy in Arcadia barely a week after city officials approved his hire. The report, conducted by the city of Venice where Slaughter worked for 13 years, outlines allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation and favoritism by Slaughter toward Venice city staffers. Arcadias City Council has been searching for a permanent administrator since October 2013, when Judith Jankosky resigned and led a mass exodus of high-level staffers her final day with the city. Jankosky was the citys fifth administrator in the past five years, and the council promised residents it would make a concerted effort to find an experienced, qualified administrator to bring stability to city hall. Part of that effort included an in-depth vetting process, led by a search committee that narrowed applicants down to five finalists based on qualifications. The council also conducted interviews with each finalist, and after permanently hiring Slaughter May 6 (he had been serving as interim administrator since Jankoskys departure) ordered a federal and state criminal background check and education verification. While at least two council members confirm they were aware of Slaughters past in Venice, the issue was never brought up during the hiring process. The report lists several instances where Slaughters co-workers allege he made inappropriate sexual comments and used intimidation tactics on several staff members, and also frequently used off-color language in the office. No criminal charges were filed against Slaughter, however, and the city negotiated a separation agreement with him that included $30,000 in severance pay and benefits. The contract also prohibits Slaughter and the city of Venice from making any disparaging or derogatory remarks about the other. City torn over background checkBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORBACKGROUND | 11 tr ` Y4 4 PIANW, 7v44f s f ,.do,OleIs'fir. z,7 @'05252"516216

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 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 The DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners will hold a Public Workshop on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room 103, Administration Building, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida, as follows: TO RECEIVE COMMENTS, DISCUSS AND CONSIDER A VOTER-APPROVED INDIGENT CARE SURTAX PURSUANT TO SECTION 212.055(7), FLORIDA STATUTES. If special accommodations are required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individual should contact the County Administrators Ofce by calling 863-993-4800 at least forty-eight hours prior to the meeting.NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOP By a split vote, and with one School Board member absent, the School Board did not approve the proposal to open a new DeSoto public school focusing on science, technology and math. School Superintendent Karyn Gary had proposed the Lake Suzy Academy as an alternative school offering different learning methods. Although it would be another public school to which parents could choose to send their children, it would function more like a charter school, giving students more individualized learning opportunities. Several parents spoke during Tuesdays school board meeting. Robert Gooding said he homeschooled his children, but wish a school like the Lake Suzy Academy had been available. Joe Swinney said, Today a child needs more than just a basic education. He believed this option could help the district recapture some of the students who are being homeschooled or transferred to other counties. Rhonda Mixon said, Our kids need this technical training now. Thats our world now. How will they learn if we dont teach them? But when the board began to discuss the proposed school, both board members Ronny Allen and Rodney Hollingsworth questioned the cost. Gary said it is projected to cost the district around $138,000 in the rst year, although she expects it would eventually be self-sustaining. Allen said, $138,000 is not a small amount. We have failing schools we should put that money into the schools we already have. Given the shape theyre in now, I wont support opening another school. Two or three years from now? I might consider it. But not now. Both Allen and Hollingsworth voted against it, while board members Debby Snyder and Bill Stanko voted yes. School Board Member Karen Chancey was not able to attend Tuesdays meeting. Although the school was not approved Tuesday, Gary said later it was not over. She intends to revisit the issue in hopes the school might still be approved in time for the next school year.Reading, math scores upGary and Assistant Superintendent Christina Britton reported third grade FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) scores showed considerable improvement in reading and math overall, although all district schools had lower scores in writing. Memorial had a 9 percent improvement in reading over last year, while West had a 17 percent increase; and Memorial and West boosted their math scores by 21 and 18 percent, respectively. Nocatee had a 1 percent drop in reading and 11 percent decline in math. Overall the DeSoto School District third graders had an average 9 percent increase in reading scores and 11 percent hike in math. One parent said her daughters school does not consider dyslexia as a learning disability, although the state Department of Education does. Because her school will not help her with this issue, the woman said she has to drive her daughter to Fort Myers twice a week for extra help at her own expense. Im trying to get her into another district if you cant get her the help she needs, the woman said. The district will spend money to help non-English-speaking students, but wheres the help for the child who does speak English? Gary congratulated this years graduating class, noting they collectively earned more than $400,000 in scholar ships at last weeks awards ceremony.Lake Suzy Academy off for nowBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR The DeSoto County Historical Society seeks artwork completed between 1880 and 1940 to represent Arcadia in a new permanent exhibit at the Museum of Florida History in downtown Tallahassee. The Museum of Florida History exhibits artifacts and documents showcasing the origins of tourism, early settlements and transportation in the Sunshine State. In addition, an excellent display shows how Florida participated in World War II. The new project will serve as a bridge between pioneer days and World War II. The paintings for this gallery may feature cities, villages, landmarks, downtown streets, neighborhoods or other examples of life in Floridas cities. Portraits of individuals will also be considered. The Florida League of Cities and the Museum of Florida History Foundation are partnering with local city governments and historical societies or preservation boards for this new initiative. (The Foundation is listed as a non-profit Florida charity dedicated to supporting the state museum.) The museum curatorial staff and board members of the foundation will review and approve all artwork proposed for this permanent exhibit. According to Michelle Sittig, executive director of the Florida League of Cities, Success of this Museum seeks antique art of ArcadiaBy CAROL MAHLERDESOTO CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTOS BY CAROL MAHLERThomas Owen Parker: Son of John Parker and Jane Smiley Parker, Thomas Owen Parker (1846-1918) owned cattle and citrus groves. In 1887, he served on DeSoto Countys rst Board of County Commissioners, and in the Florida House of Representatives in 1891. His and his daughters portraits are in identical frames.depends on Floridas cities and your League is excited to be asked to help provide this linkage as a participant in this cultural and educational opportunity. The City of Arcadia has requested the assistance of the DeSoto County Historical Society to find suitable art. To be considered for this project, the art must have been produced between 1880 and 1940 and have some verification of the artist and/or time period. It may be an oil, watercolor or a drawing, but it must be original and have high artistic quality. If you own such an antique artwork of Arcadia that you would be willing to have on permanent exhibit in the museum in Tallahassee, call Carol Mahler of the DeSoto County Historical Society at 863-445-0789 or email carolmahler3@gmail.com. Daughters of Sarah Louisa Blount Parker and Thomas Owen Parker, Bertha Marian Parker (18811954) and Mary Virginia Parker (1879-1941) are portrayed as proud graduates in what appears to be a crayon or pastel portrait of the late 19th or early 20th century. Let The DONT BE LEFT IN THE DARK! Light Your Way! Your source for local, national & world news. SUNE4NEWSPAPERS

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The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian Florida Youth Connections wants to give a big shout-out to the following young people who received their diplomas this past school-year. Though we are a year-round program, during this time of celebration of graduates, we want to be sure that these young people are recognized as well. Congratulations to Julian Zavala, Cassidy Hines, Yaniva Resendiz, Jeadrian Quesada and Octavia Tisdol. These young people are on their way to secondary education, the military or are employed. They have made terric strides during their time in the Youth Connections Program. This program is geared toward out-of-school, unemployed young people between the ages of 16 21. We know that to be competitive in the labor market these days, a diploma is mandatory. Our program assists eligible participants with the tuition and testing costs associated with obtaining a diploma. Our Career Coach guides these young people with their education and career choices in order to gain work readiness skills. For youth who are high school graduates, we offer other credentials, such as a food handlers certication or a customer service certicate. If you or someone you know is between these ages and wants to gain work readiness skills for employment or for college, call 863-517-5011 for more information.Youth Connections announces graduatesSUBMITTED B y THERESA COLLINSHILLHEARTLAND YOUTH CONNECTIONS The DeSoto County Emergency Management Department will hold its annual free hurricane seminar starting at 5:30 p.m. on June 3, at the Turner Agri-Civic Center. Once again, popular WINK-TV meteorologist Jim Farrell will be speaking at 7 p.m. There will be many displays available from local businesses and organizations with useful information, helpful tips and giveaways, all to help you prepare for this hurricane season. Now is the ideal time for DeSoto residents to begin preparations for the hurricane season. The seminar will offer lists of suggested hurricane supplies and steps to help your household prepare, should a hurricane occur this year. If you dont believe preparation is important, ask anyone here who lived through Hurricane Charley in 2004. Ten years ago this August, Hurricane Charley chugged up the Peace River, taking aim on Arcadia and changing the landscape forever. It originated as a tropical wave on the west coast of Africa on August 4, 2004. By August 9, Charley entered the Caribbean Sea, and it became a Tropical Storm on August 10. By the time it reached Jamaica on August 11, it was ofcially a hurricane. The next day, it headed for the Cayman Islands and Cuba on August 12 and became a Category 2 hurricane. On August 13, after smacking Cuba in the early morning hours, it turned northward and intensied to a Category 3 as it hugged the western coast of Florida. By that afternoon, it had strengthened with maximum sustained winds at 150 mph, with gusts up to 190 mph, and the eye had Hurricane seminar helps you prepare nowBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR ARCADIAN FILE PHOTOHurricane Charley left signicant damage in Arcadia on August 13, 2004. Aerial image of destroyed homes in Punta Gorda following Hurricane Charley. NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATIONNOAA satellite image shows the eye of Hurricane Charley just as it reaches the Punta Gorda area.FEMA PHOTO/ANDREA BOOHERPREPARE | 5 The Florida Department of Health advises residents and visitors to be aware of chikungunya fever, a viral mosquito-borne disease that has made its way to the Caribbean countries from Africa, Asia and islands in the Indian Ocean and Western Pacic. Travelers to these countries could carry the virus back to the United States and infect local mosquito populations. With a large number of people traveling to and from the Caribbean in Florida we have been monitoring for possible imported cases, said Dr. Carina Blackmore, State Public Health Veterinarian and Deputy State Epidemiologist. We encourage all Floridians to practice the drain and cover method to minimize mosquito exposure. Mosquitoes can transmit different viruses including chikungunya, West Nile and Eastern equine encephalomy elitis. Chikungunya, like dengue, can be transmitted from an infected human to an Aedes mosquito which in turn can bite another human and pass along the disease. Aedes mosquitoes are day biters which can lay eggs in very small water containers. Early detection of the symptoms and preventing mosquitoes from biting will help prevent the disease from spreading in the United States. During times of increased mosquito activity, local mosquito control districts will treat accordingly to ensure the safety of communities. DOH has received three reports of imported cases of chikungunya fever to Florida from travelers who recently traveled to the Caribbean. One case is a 30-year-old woman in Miami-Dade County, one case is a 29-year-old woman from Broward County, and the other is a 44-year-old woman in Hillsborough County. Symptoms of chikungunya usually begin three to seven days after being bitten by an infected mosquito and can include fever and severe joint pains, often in hands and feet. Other symptoms can include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling or rash. Chikungunya fever does not often result in death, but some individuals may experience persistent joint pain. There is currently no vaccine or medication to prevent chikungunya fever. If you feel that you may have contracted Yet another mosquito-borne disease to avoidBY FLORIDA DEPT. 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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 4Derek Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group Chairman David Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group President Joe Gallimore Arcadian PublisherSusan E. Homan Arcadian Editor E-mail letters to shoffman@sun-herald.com | OUR VIEW | GRITS & PIECES Hindsight is 20/20While Arcadia was looking to hire its next city administrator, and the special committee was reviewing candidates, we suggested way back in March (and again in May) that a detailed background check be done of the nalists to ensure there were no surprises. We remembered too clearly when Markae Rupp claimed to have a business degree that, had it been checked, came from a nonaccredited institution, a suspected diploma mill. We also remember the personal charges she re portedly made on her city-issued credit card at a prior position, and a scathing memo she left those council members after she resigned things that could easily have been learned before she was hired. We pleaded with the city not to make a repeat of the same mistakes. Rupp was red suddenly by City Council after a series of missteps, such as an unreported wreck in her city-issued car, hiring someone at a higher salary than council approved, and nally the discovery her MBA degree was not accredited. Yet council apparently didnt learn. Its members did not ask for a complete background check to be performed on the top city administrator candidates this time not even for the one who was chosen. Not even a Google search seems to have been done, let alone a review of les from previous employers. All that was done was a general criminal check (to identify any criminal charges or convictions) and verication that Tom Slaughter held the degrees listed on his rsum. Now City Council has egg on its face because the cat is out of the bag. A three-year-old investigation report on Tom Slaughter done by the city of Venice has resurfaced. And its not just what the report states; its the fact that Arcadias City Council didnt have it before making a hiring decision. In the private sector, when someone applies for a job, its typical for a company to contact the listed references, verify the applicants degrees with the listed schools, and call places where he or she used to work. We think the same should have been done here. Had City Council taken those basic steps, they could have questioned Slaughter about the allegations in the report. But instead, council chose to bypass that opportunity. Now it has to answer to the public as to questioning why this report was not secured before the interviews. We learned at least two councilmen were aware of the circumstances discussed in the report before Slaughters formal interview, yet neither chose to ask him about it then. One admitted he felt the issues cited in the report were not important to him and did not inuence how well he thought Slaughter could perform his job duties. We hate to say we told you so, but we did advise performing a more thor ough background check two months ago. It wasnt done. We think the voters deserve better. | LETTER TO THE EDITORDont chase good doctors awayEditor: I am writing in regards to the way the DeSoto Memorial Hospital board members treat our good doctors. We are losing a great surgeon on account of the board wanting more money (and) more people operated on than Dr. Vasant Patel does. Dr. Vasant is a very caring doctor and has done a great job on me. He and his staff really care if you are hurting or not. I have had three operations from this doctor and two were cancer; the last was not, thanks God. Wake up, people, and keep our good doctors here. You wonder why people go out of town. The last surgeon we had did not care about people. We are not a bunch of cattle to be run through the doctors ofce.Virginia Wood ArcadiaTime for the Class of 2014 to answer Lifes callLooks like its time for high school seniors to be tossing their mortar boards into the air again already. Where did the past dozen years go? In my own case, Im wondering, whered the past 41 years go since my classmates and I graduated at Arcadias rodeo arena? Weve come a long way in terms of education over the many gener ations of folks Ive talked to in my lifetime. Ive heard stories firsthand from those who rode horses to school, gathered firewood with classmates for the woodstove for heat, and who used actual ink wells. And when class was over, theyd go home to where there was no electricity or indoor plumbing. That humbles me a lot when I think of my old school story of how calculators were just coming out, were as big or bigger than a smart phone, and cost $75. I do remember a few grade school kids who came to class barefooted. I dont know if they had any shoes, but I suspect they did, and chose to not wear them. Now Im wishing Id done that. The big thing was the school store, where everything was cheap, but we rarely had money to buy the pencils, papers, folders and erasers there. And forget book covers. We did it old school by cutting up brown paper grocery bags (remember those?) to make our own, and would draw designs on them. We grew up in a time when teachers used a globe and pulldown maps to show us what the rest of the world outside our little community looked like. Big-screen computer displays and power point presentations are the norm today, something we thought would exist only in science fiction. Our note passing was just that by hand, always with the risk of it getting intercepted, unlike todays text messages the kids use. My parents came of age when an eighth grade education was sufficient, which is why many grade schools had classes up until then, before days of middle school and junior high. My father and mother did attain their G.E.D. certificates, but it was after being married many years and when my siblings and I were nearly grown. In my time, a high school diploma could help you land a pretty good job. Today, many employers scoff at diplomas from junior colleges, so I know its tough out there. We had our share of problems in school, but survived braces, puberty, cafeteria food, and Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com. bell-bottomed britches just fine. A colorful array of punishments helped us keep in line as well, and it seems there was something for everybody. There were paddlings, study hall, detentions; we stood in the corner or with our nose inside a little circle drawn in the blackboard; we walked the track and did push-ups, wrote 100 times that we wouldnt do this or that, and even hoed orange trees on school property. The paper airplanes and spit wads still flew, gum was deposited on the bottoms of our desks, kids were tossed out of the locker room in their BVDs or less, and substitute teachers were treated unmercifully. There GRITS & PIECES | 7Our view: Controversy could have been avoided. NEW5 (TEM:fuDc TE-f+ oR SDmETimSL-ANDS CITY rN Tf ROLE, `fou fusrcR J TSTREET REPAIK f &Mb(NGfflLLS FROUCF{.., MAKE r{IS STUF FT' UIP, fDLKSDtF1K wAITYNEES A W49 WOULDE Mc% YouvE IT5 ALL E5r"86f (N YouK fAULr Do?GoTUs(NToOIT41 5 15. Wt4aTN p( 51 SOT UP,

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The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian ARCADIAN PHOTO BY TAMI JEWELLMartin Realty celebrates grand re-openingRealtor Gordon Mac Martin recently cele brated the ocial re-opening of his real estate oce, christened Martin Realty Co., at 207 E. Magnolia St. Several members of the Chamber of Commerce came to help him celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. condensed. Around 8:45 p.m. Charley reached Punta Gorda and followed the Peace River up to Arcadia. By the time it reached the Kissimmee/Orlando area around 1:30 a.m. August 14, its winds had decreased to 75 knots, and it crossed into the Atlantic Ocean near Daytona Beach at 3:30 a.m. Almost 95 percent of Arcadias downtown buildings suffered some amount of damage,and the roof was torn off the Turner Agri-Civic Center, which had been serving as a shelter. It caused $6 million damage to DeSoto Countys schools. Charley left in its wake a total of $15 billion in damage overall, and caused 10 deaths in the United States. It is listed as the fth most costly hurricane in the Atlantic. With a relatively small eye and rapid speed, despite all the damage Charley caused, it could have been much worse; it did not stick around long enough to create much of a storm surge. This year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects an El Nio condition in the western Pacic Ocean, a band of warmer-than-usual temperatures which usually indicates a reduced risk of developing hurricanes in the Atlantic-Gulf area. Hence, NOAA predicts a normal or below-normal hurricane season, with eight to 13 named storms, three to six hurricanes, and only one or two major (Category 3 to 5) hurricanes. This is similar to Colorado State Universitys predictions of nine tropical storms, and only three hurricanes. But as Charley showed, it takes only one hurricane to cause major damage and devastation. Take the time to be prepared.PREPAREFROM PAGE 3 chikungunya, see your health care provider. People at increased risk for severe disease include newborns exposed during delivery, older adults (65 years) and people with medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes or heart disease. A person infected with chikungunya should stay indoors as much as possible until symptoms subside to prevent further transmission. To minimize exposure to mosquitoes, practice the drain and cover method. Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, pool covers, coolers, toys, ower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected and discard any items that may collect water. Clean bird baths and pet water bowls twice a week. If you must be outside when mosqui toes are active, cover up. Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and long sleeves. You may also apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months. To learn more about the chikungunya virus, visit www.oridahealth.gov/ diseases-and-conditions/mosquito-borne-diseases/chikungunya.html.MOSQUITOFROM PAGE 3 The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners approved the formal search process for its next administrator. Human Resources Director Don Kesterson said the board had the option to conduct the search through internal means or a consulting rm. The rm would cost the county approximately $10,000-$15,000, as opposed to only $1,200 if county staff conduct the search. The commissioners agreed that a consulting rm was unnecessary, saying they had condence in staffs ability to attract quality candidates. We can do just as good of a job as a consultant could, said Commissioner Buddy Manseld. We need to make sure we advertise this nationally, and also have staff network at events like the upcoming conference in Orlando to nd the best candidate for the job. Both Kesterson and Interim Administrator Mandy Hines said some potential candidates had already called about the position, and Kesterson said he would use the same job description that was advertised during the countys previous admin istrator search. The board agreed the candidate would not be required to have a masters degree to be eligible to hire, and they also set no time limit on how long the job will be posted, saying they would continue to accept applications until the right candidate is hired. In other business, County Attorney Donald Conn said staff had received appraisals for two properties being considered as possible sites for a new jail facility. Conn added the appraisals open the door for the county to begin negotiations on a possible purchase, and that he and his staff would begin negotiations with both land owners. Hines said the Community Conversation follow up meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, had been rescheduled for June 3 because of a potential conict. The meeting is still being held at 6:30 p.m. at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall. All county residents are encouraged to attend to discuss issues regarding DeSoto County.County launches administrator searchBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR Eye Exams Medical Eye Care Surgery Full Optical Boutique Contact Lenses863.491.7777 2442 NE Highway 70, Arcadia (across from Walgreens) Dr. Ronald O. Sevigny Dr. Mark D. SevignyRonald O. Sevigny, O.D. Mark D. Sevigny, O.D. Robyn Russell, O.D. 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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 Note: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY The DeSoto County High School Choral Ensemble concert planned for tonight has been rescheduled to 7 p.m. on June 3 at the DeSoto County High School cafeteria. Caregiver support group meets at 1:30 p.m. at DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at DeSoto Memorial Hospital Medical Plaza, 1006 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. For more information, call DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at 494-8432 or Hospice of Southwest Florida at 993-0662. The Family Safety Alliance meeting for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties is held the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at the McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call 941-316-6009. Relaxation Yoga Class is canceled tonight and June 5. Class resumes June 12. 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 Digital Photography Basics Jerry Waters is offering a free photography class to teach people how to get more out of their digital cameras. The class is 10 a.m. to noon on May 30 at the DeSoto County Library. 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 DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accom panied 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 4-H county council, leaders and volunteers meet at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the DeSoto County Turner Center extension office. The AA G.I.R.L.S. business meeting is held the first Monday at 7:15 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. The Arcadia Garden Club meets at noon on the first Monday of each month Oct. through June at its office, 1005 W. Magnolia St. Bring a covered dish to share. 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 informa tion, 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 Sail into Summer with Boatloads of Free Books! Pre-K through 12th grade students can attend Familky Involvement Night from 5-8 p.m. on June 4 at DeSoto Middle School cafeteria. Visit literacy stations, make and take reading activities, and boatloads of free books. For details, call Luella Murphy or Zoraida Quintero at 494-4511. The DeSoto County High School Choral Ensemble will give a free concert at 7 p.m. tonight at the DeSoto County High School cafeteria. The choral group won superior ratings at their latest competition. If you have not heard these wonderful singers before, you are in for a treat! The annual Hurricane Seminar takes place starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Turner Agri-Civic Center, 2250 N.E. Roan St. Many businesses and organizations will be on hand to present information and materials. WINK-TV meteorologist Jim Farrell will speak at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Be prepared this year! Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weightwatchers.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 DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Mobile Pantry is on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Smith Brown Gym starting at 9 a.m. until the food is gone. The only requirement is to be a DeSoto County resident. Sponsored by the All Faiths Food bank of Sarasota. The AA Serenity Group Business Meeting is held at 7:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Writers Group meets from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Arcadia Village Clubhouse. For more information, call Sarah Hollenhorst at 244-1663. The Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida meets first Wednesday monthly at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 23300 Harper Ave., Port Charlotte. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 941-423-0902. 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 The Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast Meeting is June 5 at DeSoto Memorial Hospital. Thursday, June 5 Shavuot services will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Yizkor will be recited at the appropriate time. 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. DeSoto Cares, a community group dedicated to searching out homelessness needs and solutions, meets on the first and third Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at the Housing Authority Conference Room. For details, call Rev. Ted Hanus at 993-3435. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every first Thursday at 5 p.m. Relaxation Yoga Class is canceled for tonight. Class resumes June 12. 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. COMING EVENTS National Marina Day and Welcome to the Water will be celebrated at the Nav-A-Gator Grill & Marina, kicking off with the annual Peace River Clean Up, June 7-8, where organizations and individuals help clean up the Peace River starting at 9 a.m. both days. Live music will be playing at the Chiki Hut 2-5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. During the week: daily specials, price boat ride, canoe/kayak rental specials, boat slip rental specials. Ending June 14, National Marina Day, with live music by Kid Conch. Call 941-627-3474 for details. Career Source Heartland Florida Youth Connections Program will hold graduation from 2-4 p.m. June 10 at the Family Service Center Annex. The next meeting of the Central Florida Regional Planning Council is scheduled for June 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the Sebring Airport Authority Boardroom, 128 Authority Lane in Sebring. For more information, call Patricia M. Steed, Executive Director at 863-534-7130 ext.130 or email psteed@cfrpc.org. The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland Quality Committee Meeting will be held on June 12, at 9 a.m. at the ELCFH-Charlotte office located at 2886 Tamiami Trail, Suite 3 in Port Charlotte as well as via conference call. Call 1-866-628-8620 and enter participant code 504163#. Legislative Wrap-up with Reps. Ben Albritton and Bill Galvano. Join the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce for a discussion with the DeSoto County Delegation about the 2014 Legislative Session. 8-9 a.m. June 18 at the Family Service Center Annex. June 18, DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce Network at Noon, at Sevigny Eye Care. The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland Finance Committee Meeting will be held on June 25, at 9 a.m. at the ELCFH-DeSoto office, 4 W. Oak Street, Suite H in Arcadia as well as via conference call. Call1-866-628-8620 and enter participant code 504163#. The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland Board of Directors Annual Meeting will be held on June 25, at 10 a.m. at the ELCFH-DeSoto office, 4 W. Oak Street, Suite H in Arcadia as well as via conference call. Dial 1-866-628-8620 and enter participant code 504163#. No Early Bird for the Chamber of Commerce on July 3. Links2Success will hold its second Youth Leadership & Career Conference from July 7-12, 2014. This program is for DeSoto Middle School students in the 7th and 8th grades and will again be free to participants. SPECIAL The DeSoto County Library is holding a Summer Fun photo contest. Print your photo -either 4 x 6 or 5 x 7, vertical or horizontal mount it on cardboard or foam core (no border). One free entry per person; additional entries $1 each. Bring your photo to the library by July 12, fill out and attach label. Works will be displayed and the public can vote for their favorites through Aug. 14. Reception is at 5 p.m. August 15. Pick up photos by August 23. Four age groups: pre-K and elementary; middle school; high school; adult. No prizes, just bragging rights. Proceeds benefit DeSoto Co. Library Assoc. The DeSoto County Library is holding an Itty Bitty Art contest. You can enter one piece for free; you can enter additional pieces (up to 5 total) for $1 each, Pick up a 3 x 3-inch art board at the library, create your art (any media, including multimedia, as long as it fits within the borders of the art board), and bring it back to the library by June 14. Works will be displayed and the public can vote through July 10. A public reception will be held at 5 p.m. July 11. Pick up art by July 19. Four age groups: pre-K and elementary; middle school; high school; adult. No prizes, just bragging rights. Proceeds benefit DeSoto Co. Library Assoc. 50456950 B OOK S IGNING Today May 29 th 2-4pm Last Chapter Coffee Shop 14 W. Oak St. Arcadia C/ LLI.414

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The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian FAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to Arcadian.editor@gmail.com Family Album Family Album The family of Louisa Burgess would like to thank everyone for the visits, phone calls, cards and flowers during the passing of our mother. Sincerely, The Burgess and Nicklow FamilyThank you PHOTO PROVIDEDGertrude Smith August 28, 1934 May 28, 2011 Gone but not forgotten. Until our time on earth has ended, you will always be missed and loved. Your children, Vernita, Adrienne, Derek and RobertIn loving memory PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy birthdayMr. Ed McLain turned 74 on May 24. Happy Birthday! Robin West PHOTO PROVIDED BY JACKIE TUCKERThe ARC Angels Flag Team recently returned from a regional competition where they won six rst-place awards. They are pictured with regional judges, Carolyn Cookie Richards of West Palm Beach, and Diane Cross of Steubenville, Ohio. Members of the team are: Frankie Silkowitz, Jerome Raynor, Je Tomblinson, Brett Swallow, Casey Collins, Dennis Carter, Tammy Bair, Venessa Byrd, Roy Engel and Carl Schudel. Joyce Collins is their coach and Jackie Tucker is the director.ARC Angels bring home the goldwas lots of other unwelcome behavior, but I cant be specific and still guarantee anonymity for some of the guilty parties. Kids will be kids. They were then, and they are today. Anyway, my point today is that Life is calling for those who will get their diplomas soon, and they have no choice but to answer. Heres hoping that they retained a lot and can apply it in their lives ahead to ensure success and happiness, wherever their travels take them. May we all be proud of them and cheer them on, and may we never forget our own times in school, from teachers and coaches to classmates and administrators. Youve learned a lot, Class of so now get out there and teach the world a thing or two yourself, and make us proud.GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 5641 Clark Rd., Sarasota Next to Dunkin Donuts @ I-75, exit 205 Go2dental@comcast.net 483715 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 O40 0./I/ /Ole 'SI4000,

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 ARCADIA The DeSoto County Sheriffs Office is searching for Reece Thomas James Sturgis, 18, who authorities say is wanted on charges of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder, in connection with a May 16 drive-by shooting in Arcadia. Anyone with infor mation about Sturgis whereabouts is urged to call their local law enforcement office, or call DCSO Sgt. Jose Raya at 863-993-4700. The shooting occurred around noon May 16 on Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Arcadia. The Sheriffs Office reported shots fired from a car driving east into a blue Subaru driving west, killing 14-year-old Melvin Pelo Hearns and wounding 19-yearold DeAndre Williams. A third man in the car, Steve Williams, 22, escaped without injury. The DCSO has not provided any suspected motive for the shooting.Suspect sought in teen shooting STURGISThe Florida Highway Patrol reported a two-vehicle crash on May 21 that resulted in one fatality. According to FHP, Ruben JimenezLopez, 57, of Zolfo Springs, was heading east on Griffin Road in Hardee County whilew Jackson Mosley Jr., 26, was westbound. Lopez made a left turn, apparently in front of Mosleys vehicle,causing Mosleys vehicle to overturn onto its right side. Mosley was taken to Florida Hospital Wauchula, where he later passed away from his injuries. Charges are pending completion of FHPs investigation.Two-car Hardee wreck leaves man deadThe DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Terry Lavone Bing, 25, 400 block of S. Dade Ave., Arcadia. Charges: aggravated battery where offender should have known victim was pregnant and resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $10,750. Briana Elaine Boyd, 22, 400 block of W. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: outof-county warrant. Bond: none. Joseph Michael Castenada, 33, 400 block of W. Imogene St., Arcadia. Charges: contributing to the delinquency of a minor and petty theft between $100-$300. Bond: $1,120. Shanell Andrea Dozier, 29, 300 block of N. Turner Ave., Arcadia. Charges: petty theft and violation of probation. Bond: none. Lucinda Fitchett, 36, 1200 block of S.E. 5th Ave.,Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery causing bodily harm. Bond: $5,000. Julie Mearns Haga, 53, Plum St., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $500. Robert Collis Ingram, 31, 4200 block of Dill St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1.500. Roderick Joe Mitchell, 31, 1300 block of S.E. 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $2,620. David Rivera, 44, Zolfo Springs. Charges: failure to appear and failure to support spouse or child. Bond: $6,150. Herbert Junior Sanchez, 27, 1200 block of 12th St., Arcadia. Charges: felony battery and robbery by sudden snatching without firearm. Bond: $20,750. Jose Ventura Velasco, 24, 1600 block of N.E. Ora Ave., Arcadia. Charges: child abuse, interfering with custody of an incompetent minor person, kidnap and lewd and lascivious behavior with person age 12-16. Bond: $34,500. Eric Tyrone White, 31, 1200 block of Rainbow Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. John Allen, 34, 200 block of S. Manatee Ave.,k Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,500. James Lee Bibbs, 34, Winter Garden, Fla. Charges: two counts of out-of-county warrant. Bond: $9,000. Christopher Ramone Camargo, 21, Bradenton. Charge: grand theft between $5,000-$10,000. Bond: $2,000. Shari Michelle Childs, 28, 1100 block of Harlem Circle, Arcadia. Charge: failure to support child or spouse, Purge: $350. Robert Howard Coffey, 44, 8500 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Nocatee. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,500. Albert Lee Giddens, 57, 1700 block of S.W. Addison Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $5,070. Christopher David Godau, 48, Port Charlotte. Charge: DUI .15 or higher or with person under 18. Bond: $1,500. Anthony John Groff, 33, Venice. Charge: DUI/BUI. Bond: $500. Elodea Martinez Hernandez, 31, Williams Farm, Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Lateapha Zaire McBurney, 22, 1100 block of S.W. Golden Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Thomas Eugene McCool, 58, 6400 block of S.W. Miami Ave., Arcadia. Charges: culpable negligence exposing a person to harm, discharging a firearm in public and firing a missile into dwelling, vehicle, building or aircraft. Bond: $5,620. Ronsheika Rachelle Richardson, 22, 1400 block of S.E. Pear St., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Rosa Isela Solis, 24, 6000 block of S.W. Pensacola Ave., Arcadia. Charge: serving liquor to a minor. Bond: $500. Nidia Elizabeth Uribe-Ruelas, 25, 1000 block of S.E. 9th Ave., Arcadi8a. Charge: serving liquor to a minor. Bond: $500. Justin Wayne Wilhite, 30, Punta Gorda. Charges: grand theft between $300-$5,000 and resisting recovery of property. Bond: $1,500. Donald Keith Williams Jr., 25, 5200 block of N.W. Dill Road, Arcadia. Charges: DUI .15 or higher or with person under `8 and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $1,620. Tabitha Michelle Campbell, 28, 4600 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Jonathan Clark, 54, 1500 block of Harlem Heights Circle, Arcadia. Charges: selling cocaine within 1,000 ft. of church or business and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $20,120. Charles Angus Ferguson, 42, 1100 block of E. Maple St., Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery. Bond: none. Kiakee Baushuan Henry, 34, 300 block of McKinley St., Arcadia. Charge: trespass of an occupied structure or conveyance. Bond: $500. Rafael Hernandez, 33, West Palm Beach, Fla. Charge: driving while license is suspended, third or subse quent offense. Bond: $1,500. Beatrice Delores Evans, 51, 1700 block of S.W. Duke St., Arcadia. Charge: possession of cocaine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and two counts of possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $2,240. Rogerio Garcia, 19, 1000 block of S.E. Mills Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. John Henry Hornbake, 44, 2500 block of N.W. Howard Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Michael William Rothluebber, 47, 2600 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Sedrick Vashon Campbell. 41, 300 block of S. Manatee Ave., Arcadia. Charges: sale of cocaine within 1,000 ft. of church or business, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $21,240. Eric Tyrone White, 31, 1200 block of S.W. Rainbow Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Morgan Amelia Bright, 21, 11400 block of S.W. Pine St., Arcadia. Charge: resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $2,500. Tiffany Grace Beasley, 27, 8900 block of S.W. Rabbit Trail, Arcadia. Charges: petty theft, third or subsequent offense and resisting an officer or merchant. Bond: $12,500. William Leroy Butler, 21, 7200 block of S.W. Senate Ave., Fort Ogden. Charge: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $3,000. Frederick Justin Cunningham, 38, 500 block of E. Pine St., Arcadia. Charge: possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon and violation of probation or community service. Bond: none. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Susan Rissler, 49, 6400 block of Miami St., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of failure to appear. Bond: $2,025. Travis Combs, 28, 400 block of 15th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $2,000. Compiled by Susan E. Hoffman |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. | ROADWATCH / FDOT East Oak Street from Brevard Avenue (US 17) to Volusia Avenue, and Volusia Avenue from East Oak Street to East Magnolia Street (State Road 70 eastbound) Crews will be placing signs and installing silt fencing for erosion control. This project includes resurfacing, reconstructing the curb at the intersection of Volusia Avenue and Magnolia Street, repairing sidewalk and adding detectable warning surfaces at the side streets. The project is expected to be completed by the end of this. The contractor is Bun Construction Company. U.S. Highway 17 from south of S.W. Collins Street in Fort Ogden to County Road 760A south of Nocatee Work is under way to expand US 17 to four lanes. Work includes clearing land for two new travel lanes to the east of the existing US 17 travel lanes and drainage activities. Expect intermittent lane closures on SW Beard Street east of US 17 while crews are working. Motorists should be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway during the week. Motorists should also observe the posted speed limit and drive with caution. Expected project completion is the end of 2015. The contractor is Ajax Paving. U.S. 17 from Magnolia Street to Hickory Street Crews are cleaning storm drains. No lane closures are expected. 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The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESJames A. ChristianJames A. Christian, 63, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Arrangements are by PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Alice Elizabeth CobbAlice Elizabeth Cobb, 65, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Sunday, May 18, 2014, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She was born April 13, 1949, in Columbus, Miss., to Ernest and Eunice (nee Hendon) Bowen. Mrs. Cobb worked as a clerk in various grocery stores, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Fort Ogden, Fla. She is survived by her husband, James Paul Cobb of Arcadia; son, James D. (Tammy) Cobb of Lake Worth, Fla.; daughters, Melissa K. (Daniel) Barrett of Homestead, Fla., and Teresa R. Cobb of Cape Coral, Fla.; brothers, Ernest Mayeld Bowen of Panama City, Fla., and Moses Danny Bowen of Atlanta, Ga.; sisters, Ernest LaFay Boman of Vernon, Ala., and Lisa Carol Bowen of Arcadia; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A Funeral Service was held Saturday, May 24, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Fort Ogden. Burial followed at Fort Ogden Cemetery in Fort Ogden. Please visit Alices tribute wall at www.schelmfh.com to share memories and to send condolences to the Cobb family. Arrangements are by Paul Schelm Funeral Home, Lake Suzy, Fla.Diana L. RemannDiana L. Remann, 65, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Sidney Kilmer Jr.Sidney Sid Kilmer Jr., 85, of Arcadia, Fla., and Claverack, N.Y., passed away suddenly from this life Friday, May 16, 2014, in the arms of his beloved wife and best friend, Beth, at his residence. He was born July 2, 1928, in Sharon, Conn., to Sidney and Alberta (nee Wesley) Kilmer Sr. Sid was raised in Millerton, N.Y. After marrying his rst wife of 32 years, Irene Austin, and after moving to Brewster, N.Y., to raise their family, they returned to Millerton to spend their remaining years. Nov. 17, 1978, he married Beth Collier in Poughquag, N.Y., who enriched his life with love, caring and tenderness beyond words. Sid enjoyed spending time at their farm in Claverack. He also enjoyed hunting, shing, collecting clocks and John Wayne memorabilia, and Country Music. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather, brother and uncle. In addition to his wife, Beth, he leaves behind his beloved Pupette, his pride and joy; three daughters, Virginia Ward of Hopewell Junction, N.Y., Linda (Allan) Smith of Dover Plains, N.Y., and Barbara (Don) Celik of Vermont; brothers, Neil (Dawn) Kilmer and Walter (Shirley) Kilmer; seven grandchildren, Jeff Ward, Allan Jr., Steven and Bobby Smith, and Daniel, Michael and Stacy Celik; 10 great-grandchildren, Faith and Jeffrey Ward, Ashley and Kara Smith, Amanda and Michael Smith, Cameron and Kaylie Smith, and Maria and Michael Celik; great-great-grandchild, Giovanna Lowell; several nieces and nephews; extended family, John and Lisa Smith, and their children; and many dear friends. Sid was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Irene; and great-granddaughter, Christine Elizabeth Ward. A Memorial service will be held at a later date in Claverack. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory, Punta Gorda, Fla. Many thanks to the ladies of the Fort Ogden, Fla., United Methodist Church for their never-ending love and support.Leonard M. HazenLeonard M. Len Hazen, 79, of Punta Gorda, Fla., and formerly of Fort Ogden, Fla., passed away Friday, May 23, 2014. He was born in Starke, Fla., to Roy and Eunice Hazen. After completing high school he served in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division. Len met and married Elida Vergara in Miami, Fla., and together they started Len Hazen Painters, Inc., a bridge-painting business, in 1958. When I-75 was being constructed from Miami to Tampa, the Hazen family moved to Fort Ogden, Fla. Hazen Painters, Inc. held the contracts for 80 percent of the bridges along I-75, including the Sky Way Bridge. Locally, the Hazens owned several groves and farms, including L&E Ranch. Len purchased Arcadias downtown pink building across from the Opera House, to save it from being demolished, then had it registered as a historical building and renovated for the community. Len was a determined man with a strong work ethic, yet enjoyed the simpler things in life. He was quite private in all that he did. Len was a devoted husband and loving father. Len is survived by his son, Mel Hazen, of Port Charlotte, Fla.; niece, Sandy; and nephew, Lannie. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elida Hazen, in 2007; his grandson, Eric Hazen; brother, Roy Hazen; and his parents. A visitation was held Tuesday May 27, 2014, and Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia, Fla., followed by the service. Burial followed at Fort Ogden Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Homes. Arrangements have been entrusted to Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia. For more Words of Comfort, go to www.inheavenshome.com 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 | 10 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 50456932 See Your Church in this spot For Only$ 7 5 0 $7.50 a week! Call Tami at 4 9 4 7 6 0 0 494-7600 for more details. First Baptist Church of Arcadia 1006 N. Brevard Ave. Loving God, Connecting with People, Expanding His Kingdom 9:30 Sunday School 10:45 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening Worship Wednesdays 6:00 AWANA & YOUTH 863-494-3622 www.firstbaptistarcadia.com See Your Church in this spot For Only $ 7 5 0 a week! $7.50 Call Tami at4 9 4 7 6 0 0 494-7600 for more details. Grace Lutheran Church 1004 W. Oak Street 494-7008 Pastor David E. Nabinger Saturday Prayer Service Starting at 4PM Sunday School 8:45 AM Sunday Worship 10 AM All Welcome! Pastor Ellis Cross 863-494-3455 Worship 11:00 AM Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday 6:30pm Thursday Youth Group 6pm North Hillsborough Baptist Church (253 N. Hillsborough Ave.) Fort Ogden United Methodist Church 6923 SW River St. 863.494.3881 Sunday School 9:00am Sunday Worship 10:00am (Nursery Childrens Church Provided) Mondays A.A. & Al-Anon 7:30pm Wednesday K-12 Ministry 5:30pm & Bible Study 6:30pm 5104 NW Oak Hill Ave. 863-494-6224 Pastor Dr. Howell Upchurch Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:45 am and 6:00 pm Wednesday 6:30 pm for Prayer Group, Youth & Children Sunday Morning Worship Starting at 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sun. 4:30 p.m. UMYF Wed. 6:30 pm Bible Study Nursery Available Pastor Jim Wade View Service at: trinityarcadia.com Trinity United Methodist Churc h To know Christ and to make Him know n 304 W. Oak Street 494-2543 St. Edmunds Episcopal Church 327 W. Hickory St. (70 W at Manatee) 863-494-0485 www.EpiscopalArcadiaFL.com HOLY EUCHARIST Sunday 8 & 10 am Misa en espanol Dom 6pm PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHRIST CENTERED, CHRIST LED. 9596 Pine Level St., Arcadia 863494-0044 Sunday School 10 AM Morning Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11 AM Wednesday Adult, Youth & Childrens Programs 7 PM Nursery Always Available www.pinelevelumc.com Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church 2865 SW Co. Rd 661 Expository Preaching Sunday Prayer Time 9:20am Sunday School/Bible Study 9:45am Morning Worship 11:00am Evening Worship 6:00pm Wed. Fellowship Meal 5:45pm Prayer Meeting 6:30pm West on SR 70, left on SR 72, left on CR 661, 3.5 miles on right Office Phone: (863) 494-0307 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 Nocatee United Methodist Church Spanish English Class Tuesday Friday 7amNoon May 7th June 5th info 863-494-3881 First Christian Church of Arcadia 34 El Verano Ave. Arcadia (863) 558-0982 Sunday 9:30am Worship Service, Sunday Eve. & Wednesday at 6pm. Come hear the Bible preached and Christ is King I./ o447

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 Lena WattsLena Watts, 91, of Arcadia, Fla., and a longtime resident of Pensacola, Fla., died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the Arcadia Hospice House. Arrangements were by ICS Cremation Society Inc.Jose C. VelascoJose C. Velasco, 76, passed away Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Arcadia, Fla. He was born July 18, 1937, in Mexico, and moved to Arcadia more than 30 years ago from Mexico. Jose was a worker for a local sod company. He enjoyed working around the house, planting flowers and recycling things that could be repaired. Jose also enjoyed quality time with his family. He looked forward to going out to eat with them, and traveling back to Mexico on vacations. Jose was a member of St. Pauls Catholic Church. He is survived by his beloved wife, Adelina Munoz de Velasco of Arcadia; seven sons, Macario (Esperanza) Velasquez of Fort Worth, Texas, Lino (Mara de Jesus) Velasco of Arcadia, Pedro (Emilia) Velasco of Mexico, Juan Velasco of Arcadia, Martin Velasco of Fort Worth, Panfilo (Blanca) Velasco of Arcadia, and Luis A. Velasco of Arcadia; four daughters, Maria G. Velazco of Arcadia, Silvia (Juan) Hernandez of Arcadia, Liliana (Rodolfo) Ramirez of Plant City, Fla., and Bianca Velasco of Arcadia; three brothers, Seferino (Ivon) Velasquez, Jose (Maria Magdalena) Velasco and Jesus Velasco; three sisters, Maria (Antonio) Velasquez, Evangelina (Jose) Pineda and Hipolita Velasco; 26 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Jose was preceded in death by his parents, Nicanor and Josefa Munoz Velasco. Visitation was conducted Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at St. Pauls Catholic Church in Arcadia. Burial will follow at Joshua Creek Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www. pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.DEATHSFROM PAGE 9 My friend, Art, loved gardening. I feel closer to God when Im on my knees in my garden than in any other place, he once told me. Arts garden being his favorite place to worship didnt surprise me. Since mans rst home was a garden where he walked and talked with God, I thought it tting that Art found his garden an ideal place to do the same. The Garden of Eden was a far cry from the postage stamp-sized gardens of our time. In addition to plants and herbs, it was made more beautiful and productive by a variety of trees described in the Bible as pleasant to see and good for food (Genesis 2:9). A river owed through this plush place, adding to the scenic setting and providing a ready source for watering the fruits, owers and vegetables. Imagine the beauty of the Garden of Eden when the trees were in full bloom and plants were pushing their way through the fertile soil of that unspoiled paradise. Weeds were but a woe of the future and pesticides were both unknown and unneeded. Keeping the garden groomed required work, another compassionate part of the Creators plan, because people are happiest and healthiest when they are productive. If, like Art, you enjoy praying and worshiping God while in your garden, youre sharing a long-standing tradition rooted in the Bible. In his book, A Gentle Thunder, Max Lucado says, The Bible is a story of two gardens, Eden and Gethsemane. In the rst, Adam took a fall. In the second, Jesus took a stand. If youve been under the impression that you can pray only in a church building or with others who are being led in prayer by a minister, read about our Lord praying alone in the Garden of Gethsemane. Three of His disciples, Peter, James and John, went with Him but they were only onlookers who nally fell asleep. It was the One who prayed alone in the garden who made the difference. His prayers of love, compassion, submission and surrender were heard by His Father in heaven. The power of our Lords submissive prayers in Gethsemane can best be described in the four words that are the most difcult for most of us to pray: Thy will be done! And that seless attitude was crucial for enduring what was just ahead of Him. Judas had already closed his traitorous deal for 30 pieces of silver and would soon enter the garden with more than 200 Roman soldiers to clinch it with a kiss. The mock trial, the cruel beating and the agony of the cross awaited Jesus, but He would endure them for you and me through the strength gained from His garden prayers. No one knows what tomorrow holds and, as important as public prayer and worship are to face the future, they should never rule out personal private times with God. These quiet moments are vital if we are to triumph in tough times. While Art was faithful in the services of his church, his favorite praying place was among the plants in his well kept garden. Wheres yours? Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.net.The art of gardening with God Roger Campbell Who would have thought of a fruit cake dessert in mid-summer? The term fruit cake suggests Fall and holiday baking, but why cant we extend that to the summer season as well, tweaking a few of the ingredients, with a little different presentation? Beginning with an old favorite, a box of Jiffys cake mix, I prepared the batter according to the box and then folded in a fruit surprise: cup of fresh red raspberries, chunked slightly. Then I poured the entire mixture into a greased cake dish and baked in a 350-degree oven for 30-35 minutes (until it was brown on top). I removed it from the oven and let it cool, and pondered how to serve. Actually, the easiest way is simply to cut into squares and top with a dollop of whipped cream, or, using a different approach, you can make a light glaze, using 1 tablespoon of soft margarine, cup powdered sugar and enough dribbles of milk to make it spreadable to cover the top of the cake. There are other fruits you could use for this summer treat, but dont overdo the amount of fruit youre adding and keep the chunks small. Enjoy your seasonal summer fruit cake.How about a summer fruit cake? From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.com Your Search is over! 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The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian After Slaughters departure, the Venice Gondolier and another local newspaper reported two of the three colleagues who levied the claims were pressured into resigning in June 2013 after being caught having sex in a car on a Venice beach.Slaughter respondsIn an email to the council yesterday, Slaughter claimed that although his separation agreement prevents him from getting into specics, he claims had any of the allegations been substantiated Venice ofcials would never have agreed to a formal separation. By and through the investigation it was determined to be in the best interest of both parties that my employment would be separated. I was offered a severance package just over $30,000 as any ofcial in that capacity would be afforded, he wrote. While I did enter into a condentiality agreement and I am unable to divulge negative information against the City, I do want it to be known that had the al legations been substantiated, I would have been terminated and not been offered any severance. As you know, Venice, like Arcadia, is a public entity that does not have the privilege of using public funds to pay-off or hush those critics who may have information that could damage the City or the reputation of its elected ofcials. One important provision of the agreement requires both parties refraining from disparagement of the other party. I intend to comply with this provision. Slaughter also said he provided a copy of his severance agreement to former Administrator Judith Jankosky when he was rst hired as city planner. I spoke with Ms. Jankosky at length in September 2012 prior to receiving the job offer, he wrote. As such, this documentation has been in my per sonnel le for the entire length of time I have been employed with the City. Additionally, upon being selected for the interim assignment eight months ago, I volunteered this same information to the Citys management team which included all directors, managers and the City Marshal. Slaughter told The Arcadian he has never attempted to hide from the incident.Im certainly not going to wave this in front of everyone, but its not something Ive attempted to cover up, he said. Council reactionThe City Councils reaction to the report was mixed. Deputy Mayor Joe Fink said he knew about the allega tions when they were rst reported in Venice and Sarasota newspapers in 2011. I read the Venice Gondolier and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, and both papers reported on it extensively, he said. I wasnt aware of many of the details, however, and I dont know whether the other council members were aware of the issue. Fink believes the background check was sufcient and that the investigation is nothing more than hearsay. There were no material misrepresentations on Toms part, and its the allegation thats the (problem), he said. If he had no problem in the military, in school, in North Port, or Arcadia, why exclusively in Venice, and why didnt they prosecute him as this could be criminal? If there isnt a physical charge in this, are we going to disqualify through innuendo? If any thing (regarding Slaughter) surfaces here, we will investigate to the fullest extent of the law. Mayor Alice Frierson said she had only heard rumors regarding Slaughters issues in Venice, but was unaware of the details. Every member knew there was baggage with (Slaughter), but not to the extent that was presented in the report, she said. Frierson is also upset the citys background checks didnt reveal more than just basic information. I dont know if the marshal understood he was supposed to do a professional background check, she said. Thats an issue that needs to be addressed. I have real concerns about (the report), and I question how (Slaughter) will be able to work professionally with all this hanging over his head. Councilman Keith Keene said he discovered details regarding the investigation in Venice after Googling all ve of the administrator nalists. I found some information on Tom then, but I always try to be fair with people and I understand how government works sometimes, he said. To be honest I didnt bring it up because I never thought in my wildest dreams he would be the top candidate. Keene also admits he assumed the investigation would have come up as part of the background check. The night when we were nalizing the contract and Alice announced that everything from the background check had come back clean, I was shell shocked, he said. In my opinion the background check was absolutely not diligent enough. This whole situation just blows me away. Keene says he BACKGROUNDFROM PAGE 1agrees the council needs to address the issue at its next meeting, and also wonders why Jankosky never shared the separation agreement with the council. I really want to know why she didnt bring this to us, he said. This should have been addressed a long time ago. Councilmen Robert Allen and Robert Heine did not return phone calls for comment before press time. City Attorney T.J. Wohl said Slaughters contract includes a standard provision for a state and federal background check through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He indicated its uncommon for municipalities to request documents such as personnel les or similar public records, and the issue was never addressed during council meetings. If that was something the council want ed, it would require a specic motion detailing what they were looking for, and it would typically be done through a private investigative business, he said. The council meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Margaret Way Building in Arcadia. No mat te r what yo ure looking fo r, Fr om a new job to a place to live, Cl as si fi ed ha s what yo u ne ed Ch e ck th e Sun Cl as si fi ed first! rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50456879 i ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii ii i1r 1E C r@S$ $t: 2td-lg 401, J w< EXA% Ip IStZ Dr. Laura DeStefano' Lewellyn CasselsARNPAmbl-

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 The Granddaddy of Em All Second Annual Memorial Day 5D $5,000 added barrel races were held Monday at the Arcadia Rodeo Arena. The event was approved by the Womens Professional Rodeo Association and drew many Florida riders to the arena to test their skills, and their horses. Several Arcadia riders competed in the event.Rodeo arena hosts barrel-racing Laci Long of Arcadia ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.comWyatt Paul of Arcadia Wayne Williams Lisa Murray Brittany Smith Lisa Eisenbraun Sarah Fizer Josie Adkins Katrina Ziglar Stephanie RussThe Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian A time for reflection, gratitude and patriotism ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comWreaths are placed in front of the graves of 23 British pilots buried in Arcadias Oak Ridge Cemetery. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comThe grave of James M. Pederson, a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, was almost overlooked when veterans placed flags on service members graves at Joshua Creek Cemetery on Monday. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comThe grave of James H. Alley of Arcadia lies in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Although he was killed in Vietnam in 1972, his remains were not recovered until just a few years ago, and he was nally buried in his home town of Arcadia. The Union Jack and Royal Air Force Ensign are raised at the British Plot at Oak Ridge Cemetery, to remember the 23 young men who died while in Florida while learning to y during World War II.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comDeSoto County Commissioner and past Rotary President Gabriel Quave welcomes visitors to the 18th annual British Memorial Service held at Oak Ridge Cemetery to remember 23 British pilottrainees who were learning to y in Arcadia during World War II. Several wreaths are placed at the British Plot where 23 pilot-trainees were buried. Among the groups participating in this annual ceremony are the Gulf Coast St. Davids Welsh Society, the British Car Club of Southwest Florida, the RAF British Defence Sta and Daughters of the British Empire in the USA.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com Members of the DeSoto County Veterans Honor Guard pause in a solemn moment during Mondays commemoration of Memorial Day and all those of DeSoto County who died while serving their country.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14 Shockers place second in Sebring The Southern Shockers 14U team nished in second place in the 18U division of the Sebring tournament. DeSoto County players include Alyssa Hairston, Stephanie Whitmore, Hannah England, Shea Lipe and Dekoda Johnson. Shea Lipe (left) and Hannah England get out of the hot sun as the Shockers come up to bat at the May 24 tournament at Sebring. Dekoda Johnson pulls back from her bunt attempt in the rst inning of the Southern Shockers second game at the Sebring tournament.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com 50456848 *AQ& d--R TIRE GUARANTEE= -BUY 4 SELECT TIRES, GET UP TOrlF;,.r 120 in mail-in rebates* whenyou use theFord Service Credit CardShawn Barney Celeste Brady Jeremy Johnson Ralf LlppsSenlce Mcnager Service Advisor Quick Lane Ivbroger Servce Advi.(, ,-t models. r, appointment 41 HanKOOK (. nvlvLOrOur technicians factory-trained and evening use MotorcrafP pals. *Quick LaneP offers and weekend hours.I R E L 1. l WY0K0HAMAQuick LaneDealer-installed retail purchases only. Limit one redemption perat DeSoto Dodge Chrysler Ford and Jeep customer. $50 tire rebate by prepaid debit card or apply to an activeOwner Advantage Rewards"account. $60 credit card rebate by3039 S.E. Highway 70 1 Arcadia, FL 34266 prepaid debit card. Subject to credit approval. Complete purchasemust be made on the Ford Service Credit Card. Offer valid between863-494-4848 1 800-880-3099 4/1/14 and 5/31/4. Submit rebates by 6/30/14. Cannot be combinedwith any other tire manufacturer-sponsored or Ford Service CreditVoted best Automotive Service Facility Card rebate/offer. See participating dt for vehicle applications, rebate and account ount details.

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The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian PHOTO PROVIDEDPlaying at the next levelSix DeSoto County High School seniors received scholarships to play sports at the collegiate level. Bottom row, from left: Debbie Brown (softball), Casey Hall (volleyball), Tishonna Riley (volleyball). Standing, from left: Kari Williams (football), Austin Tomkins (football) and Bay Hale (baseball). | NEWS BRIEFSMonofilament fishing line perilous for pelicansFishing is an important part of the Florida lifestyle as well as its economy. In spite of the obvious benets, this leisure-time activity, on occasion, can lead to problems for birds and other wildlife such as sea turtles and manatees. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission biologists, monolament shing line and shing hooks can entangle these animals, leading to injury and even death. The brown pelican is one species that is especially impacted by monolament line. These birds frequently spend time looking for an easy meal at piers and other shing hotspots, where they are often hooked accidently when trying to grab bait off an anglers line. Additionally, discarded monolament line hanging from trees, piers and other structures can ensnare these birds. Once entangled, pelicans can have a difcult time ying and feeding. It is not uncommon to nd dead pelicans entangled with shing line and hooks, said FWC biologist Ricardo Zambrano. If they are not rescued, these birds may suffer for days before succumbing to injury or starvation. Here are some simple things people can do to help protect brown pelicans and other wildlife: Properly dispose of monolament line. Store unwanted line safely and securely until it can be placed in a recycling bin. Dont leave shing line unattended, as pelicans may be tempted to steal the bait on the end of the line. Avoid casting near trees, utility lines and other areas where line may get caught. Check tackle frequently for frayed line that may easily break. Do not feed pelicans or other wildlife, since it encourages them to approach shing boats, piers and anglers. If available, use sh-scrap repositories. If they are not available, discard sh scraps in a garbage can or at home. If you do accidentally hook a pelican, you should avoid cutting the line. Gently remove the hook if you feel condent you can do so without causing harm to yourself or the bird. If you cannot safely remove the hook and line from the pelican, contact a local wildlife rehabilitator. For a list of wildlife rehabilitators in your area, contact any of the FWCs ve regional ofces or visitMyFWC.com/Conservation and select How You Can Conserve then Wildlife Assistance. For more information on the statewide Monolament Recovery & Recycling Program, visitmrrp.MyFWC.com/.DeSoto Health Dept. lists another locationThe Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County announced an additional location and partnership with The Virginia B. Andes Volunteer Community Clinic located in Port Charlotte. FDOH DeSoto will be providing infectious disease with primary care services at the VBA site. These services will be provided from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 21297 Olean Blvd. Unit B, Port Charlotte. This partnership involves high-quality, committed professionals who are invested in Charlotte County and will include Jean Green-Blair, ARNP, Jana Kriz, RN, Kathleen Drake, Health Support and Case Management and Dr. Jeff Beal, M.D. These professionals will continue to provide services and as a result of this effort, to continue to promote health and well-being, prevent illness, and contribute to the overall welfare of the clients served. This is the best way to use our resources in order to meet the community and patient population needs in Port Charlotte said the Administrator of the Florida Department of Health in DeSoto County Mary Kay Burns. For more information, call John Gountas at 863-993-4601, ext.114 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays. 50456984 Prin: =orrNOTICE R.Hsi, Y)-' I 7TAX IMPACT OF VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARDJ DeSoto j County Tax Year 2013Members of the BoardHonorab.e Commissioner Buddy Mansfield Boad of County Commissioners. District No. 1Honorable Commissioner Elton Langford Board of County Commissioners. District No. 4Honorable Bill Stanko School Board, District No. 4Citizen Member Reece We ch Business owner within the school districtCitizen Member Judy Kirkpatrick Homestead property ownerThe Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meets each year to hear petitions and make decisions relatingto property tax assessments, exemptions, classifications, and tax deferrals.Summary of Year's Actions22?XV?rrffi(-1222333*Number of Parcels Reduction in Shift inType of Property Exemptions Assessments" Both County Taxable Value TaxesGranted Resuested Reduced Recuested 1itrsertlee Due to Board Actions Due to Board ActionsResidential S $SCommercial S 0 0-3clidustrial and S SmiscellaneousAgicu tural or S Sc assified use c 0 0 21 10 0 00High-water recharge 0 0 0 C 0 S 0$ 0 00Histoic commercialor nonprofit 0 0 0 0 0 S 0 5 0 3CBusiness machinery5and equipment S 0 000Vacant lots and S SacreageTOTALS S SG 2 3 43 31 0 03CAll values should be county taxable va ues. School and other taxing authoity values may di"er.'Include transfer of assessment difference (portability) requests.If you have a question about these actions. contact the Chair or the Clerk of the Value Adjustment Board.Chair's name Commissioner Buddy Mansfield Phone 863-993.4800 extClerk's name Interim Administrator. Mandy Hines Phone 863.993.4800 'xt

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 Bulldog football preps for Kickoff Classic ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comChace Higgins (left) and Earnest Robinson double team Patrick Jackson as the linemen practice for tomorrows game at Boca Ciega. DeSoto County football coach Leroy Butler shows Kionte Akins how to defend against the pass. Tevin Soup Campbell has a ball bounce o of his hands thats picked o by Julio Gaitan as the Bulldogs prepare for tomorrow nights game. Campbell, a junior, just moved to Arcadia from Jamaica. Caleb Blackwood (left) and DaWayne Pooh Hearns take a much needed water break during practice last week. Nirion Washington drops back to pass during practice. Washington is battling for the starting quarterback position after starting on defense last season as a freshman. DeSoto County Head Coach Matt Eglo talks to his team after a good workout. The Bulldogs travel to Boca Ciega tomorrow night for their Kicko Classic game. Cheerleading squad preps for Kickoff Classic ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe varsity football cheerleaders perfect their moves as they get ready for tomorrows Kicko Classic spring game. M i c h a e l D e r h o d g e O D Michael Derhodge O.D. T h o m a s Q u i g l e y M D Thomas Quigley M.D. FREE EYE EXAM FOR NEW PATIENTS Complete medical exam with one of our board certified eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and test for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to US Citizens 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 4/31/14 No Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service., examination or treatment which is performed as a result of reimburse with 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance plans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal. 50456883 B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s 3 3 0 N B r e v a r d A v e ( 8 6 3 ) 9 9 3 2 0 2 0 330 N. Brevard Ave (863)993-2020 N e x t t o F a r m C r e d i t b u i l d i n g Next to Farm Credit building Code: AR00 C3i C Qa P[bbseafw wm mvoow-------------=--=-----=-----------------------

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The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian The 4-H Shooting Sports club had a good showing at the end-of-the-year match with 13 members participating: Cole Finley, Aaron Spicer, Lauren Hatcher, Emily Hatcher, Macey Baucom, Seth Baucom, Brant Alley, Gregory Pfeil, Luke Hatcher, Ricky Hatcher, Robbie Dixon, Izziebella Rock, and Sammy Chancey. Members claimed some impressive titles, including: rst place overall, juniors (8 to 13) Macie Baucom; rst place overall, seniors (14 to 18) Ricky Hatcher; and Sharpshooter (most points overall) Ricky Hatcher. Six of the members will be senior 4-Hers (14 to 18) next year and they have set their sights on the State and National matches. One disappointment, however, is that Emily Hatcher was not able to compete in the 4-H National Rie Competition in Nebraska, as she did not meet the age requirements. In Florida, a members age is determined by your age as of Sept. 1. The last year you can compete is the year in which you are 18 as of Sept. 1. However, at the national level, if you turn 19 before Jan. 1, you cannot participate in the National Match for that year. Emily was 18 on Sept. 1, 2013 but she turned 19 in October, so she was ineligible to compete in 2014 at the national level. Unfortunately, she was not aware of this different rule when she started fundraising to go to nationals in Nebraska. Money donated by individuals and organizations will be returned to them. Money raised at the spaghetti dinner and a pass the hat fundraiser will be donated to the shooting sports club to support future club activities. Emily was able to compete in the end-of-the-year match for DeSoto County and plans to volunteer for the shooting sports club in the fall.4-H shooters bring home awardsBy SUSAN HATCHER4-H SHOOTING SPORTS CLUB A total of 13 children took part in the year-end match for the 4-H Shooting Sports Club: Cole Finley, Aaron Spicer, Lauren Hatcher, Emily Hatcher, Macey Baucom, Seth Baucom, Brant Alley, Gregory Pfeil. Luke Hatcher, Ricky Hatcher, Robbie Dixon and Izziebella Rock.Not pictured is Sammy Chancey. PHOTOS PROVIDEDEmily Hatcher was unable to compete at the National level but was able to take part in the county events 50456987 D E R M A T O L O G Y DERMATOLOGY American Dermatology Associates Inc. Jennifer Trent, M.D., Board Certified ALWAYS BE SEEN & CARED FOR BY THE DOCTOR! MEDICAL Rashes Acne, Rosacea Skin, Hair, Nail, Disorders Psoriasis Eczema SURGICAL Skin Cancer Mohs Surgery Moles Skin Tags Keratoses COSMETIC Botox Juvederm Collagen Lasers for Veins, Brown Spots Hair Removal T H E G O L D S T A N D A R D THE GOLD STANDARD Evening & Weekend Appointments Available Most Insurance & Medicare Accepted Sarasota Medical Center at Doctors Hospital 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 450 Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 379-6647 DERMATOLOGYASMSIUS4G[]CCOO dD 4L^.1fnDL^.1L3D0

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 May 29 is Learn about Composting Day according to www. daysoftheyear.com. There are a lot of misconceptions about composting, including that it is messy, smelly, time consuming, attracts animal and insect pests, and is hard work. Decomposition is a natural process that is going on all around your yard all the time. Composting is managing the process so that materials break down quicker. A variety of organisms including bacteria, fungi, insects and earthworms actively break down organic matter. The good news is you dont have to go out and buy these organisms; they are found everywhere and will multiply quickly in the proper environment. Composting may be anaerobic, that is without oxygen, or aerobic, with oxygen. Anaerobic composting may be quicker, but may produce odors and requires special conditions. Aerobic decomposition is the method usually used by gardeners. Composting may be done in a simple open pile, or in some type of bin that contains the compost material, but allows easy access and plenty of air and moisture. Size is not important, but a volume of about a cubic yard 3 by 3 by 3 feet is an optimum size to work with. Once you get into composting, you may want to have two or more bins. Over the years we have used a number of different types of bins, but have found wire rings work best for us. Theyre easy to work with, easy to move, and can be rolled up for storage if not in use. The rings are also handy to protect newly planted trees. We use 36 inch wire with 1 by 2 inch openings. Fencing that is labeled galvanized after welding will last up to 20 years. Youll need a 12-foot length for each ring. Use pieces of exible wire to hook the ends of the ring together, overlapping the wire 3 or 4 inches. What can you compost? Just about any organic material. The only things you dont want to put in the compost pile are meat scraps and dog or cat wastes. Meat scraps will attract ies and other insects and animals such as raccoons and opossums. Pet wastes should not be composted because our pets may carry some diseases transmittable to humans. Yard wastes such as trimmings from pruning, leaves, grass clippings, weeds and spent vegetable plants should make up the bulk of your compost pile. Collect fruit and vegetable scraps in a container kept near the kitchen sink and empty it daily. Coffee grounds and citrus peels are excellent and will not acidify the nished product. As materials break down compost naturally becomes near neutral on the pH scale. Nitrogen-rich animal manures from poultry and grazing animals may be added. Shredded newspaper will break down quickly, and modern inks are safe to add to the compost pile. Wood ashes are ne, but should be sprinkled lightly between layers of other materials. The smaller the materials are to start with, the quicker they will decompose. Leaves that have been mulched by a mower will break down much faster than whole leaves. If you dont have a bagging mower, set the wire ring up in a c shape and spread leaves in front of the opening. Run a push mower back and forth over the leaves. Pick up bags of leaves neighbors have raked and set out for pick-up. The four essential ingredients are carbon, nitrogen, water and air. Dry plant materials are high in carbon and should compose about 60 to 75 percent of the volume. Green plant matter and animal manures are high in nitrogen. Aim for 10 to 20 percent by volume. Start the pile with an 8 to 12 inch layer of coarse material shrub prunings, stalks of vegetable plants, etc. This layer will compress, but still allow air into the bottom of the pile, plus help drainage so the pile isnt too wet. Begin layering dry material and green or manure layers. Add a few shovels of good garden soil to introduce benecial microorganisms. If materials are dry, sprinkle the pile as you layer it. Some gardeners collect materials and then build a pile; others start a pile and add to it as they accumulate materials. Either way works. The pile will shrink as decomposition begins to break down materials. Aerobic bacteria convert the material into heat, carbon dioxide and ammonium. The ammonium is further converted by bacteria into plant-nourishing nitrites and nitrates. After a few weeks you may want to turn your compost. Remove the wire ring and set it up beside the pile. Add a new base of coarse material and then use a garden fork to transfer the material from the original pile to the new pile. As you work, place the material from the outside of the pile in the center of the new pile. If you have kept the pile moist and added a good supply of nitrogen-rich material, your compost should be teeming with microorganisms and earth worms. As the organisms digest the material, the pile will heat up, reaching as high as 160 degrees. If there is sufcient activity to maintain 120 degrees for several days, many weed seeds will be destroyed. Fire ants sometimes take over the pile. Theyre seldom visible from the outside, but dig into the pile and you will nd it teeming with ants and their eggs. Resist the urge to drench the pile with insecticide. The ants are assisting with the decomposition process. When there isnt sufcient food source for them, they will move out. Keeping the pile overly wet by running a ring-type sprinkler for several days may encourage them to move on. Or you can simply wait them out. When the compost has aged to rich, crumbly, brown humus with most of the original material unrecognizable, it is ready for use. Apply a 3to 4-inch layer to garden beds and work it into the soil. Or add a 2to 3-inch layer around existing plants. Once you start using compost, youll nd you cant make enough of it.Today is Learn about Composting DayOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke aandksmoke@gmail.com ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKE Chickens will help turn your compost pile. Just about any organic material may be composted. Yard wastes such as trimmings from pruning, leaves, grass clippings, weeds, and spent vegetable plants should make up the bulk of your compost pile. Collect fruit and vegetable scraps in a container kept near the kitchen sink. Once you start using compost in your garden, youll nd you cant make enough of it. Yes, the bugs are back ... but we wont be calling the exterminator. These are Will and Amy Zinkes amazing insects. They were featured as an Artist of the Month some time ago, but due to popular demand, theyre back! Their unusual and extraordinary work is featured as the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Artist of the Month. Weve all seen mounted butteries and other insects in museums and such dry, dusty and uninteresting. The Zinkes take this several steps up, keeping in mind the beauty of the particular insect and framing it in such a way that really sets it off. Each one is a unique work of art and lovely to look at. Amy works at DeSoto Memorial Hospital and Will is a teacher. Having been missionaries in Kenya, theyve seen a bit of the world and chose to Artist of the Month: The bugs are backBy JANE HILTONDESOTO ARTS AND HUMANITIES COUNCIL make Arcadia their home. Will is deeply involved with the natural wonders of the earth and leads fossil trips on the Peace River. This gorgeous display will be in the lobby of DeSoto Memorial Hospital for the rest of May and June. Stop by and take a look. They also have a website, www.wingsoftherainforest.com, featur ing many more beautiful insects. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com I! ( f Eby > ,`' f -a"sy V,Y 2v f f '}10046

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APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 MCPINES APARTMENTS 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts., w/AC, Carpet, appliances, spacious closets, window treatments offered at affordable rental rates beginning at $351 Handicap Unit, Income Limits Apply. For rental info & applications McPines Apartments 1514 E. Cypress St. Arcadia 863-494-4811, M-F 9:00AM 5:00PM (TDD 1-800-9558771) Equal Housing Opportunity Provider & Employer COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIALPROP1620 ARCADIA 5.26 ac By Owner! House & Shop, 800 ft. Hwy 17 Frontage, Zoned Comm. 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Well-established construction company providing excellent pay and benefits.Please apply in person at 3801 North Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234 Or send resume to JobsAtDerr@gmail.com EOE/DFWP SALES2070 AUTO INTERNET REPRESENTATIVE AND LOT SALESMANArcadia Chevrolet Buick seeks qualified applicants, Automotive Internet experience preferred by not req. Requirements:Computer skillsExtensive customer service, sales or call centerUnlimited Bonus, BenefitsSend resume to:tucker3314@yahoo.com 210 South Brevard Ave. Arcadia, FL 34266 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 14CC132 Robbie Wayne Ezell Jr. Plaintiff, vs. Ferreiro Auto Group D/B/A DeSoto Motors NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DeSoto Motors YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for establishment of ownership of personal property described as: 2005 Chevy Uplander Van LS has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Plaintiff, Robbie Wayne Ezell Sr, whose address is: 203 S. Pasco Ave., Arcadia, FL, on or before June 27, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court immediately thereafter; otherwise a Default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED on May 23, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ B. Wyn, Deputy Clerk Published 5/29/14 & 6/5/14 370798 3044371 NOTICE OF ACTION BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION F ARM LABOR PROGRAM IN RE: The practice of Farm Labor NOTICE OFACTION3116 Jacinto Jimenez Lopez 403 N. Volusia Avenue Arcadia, FL 34266 CASE NO.: 2014000764 LICENSE NO.: 2743 The Department of Business and Professional Regulation has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy of which may be obtained by contacting, Melinda Gray, Service of Process Unit, Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2206, (850) 488-0062. If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by June 26, 2014, the matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at a hearing pursuant to 120.57(2), F.S. before the Department of Business and Professional Regulation Farm Labor Program. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address given on notice. Telephone: (850) 257-6097; 1-800955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-9558770 (v), via Florida Relay Service. Published 5/29/14, 6/5/14, 6/12/14, 6/19/14 339238 3045659 FIND YOUR BEST FRIEND IN THE CLASSIFIEDS! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014 DR 244 Jesus Hernandez Guzman, Petitioner and Maria Elizabeth Sanchez Medrano, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DIS SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Maria Elizabeth Sanchez Medrano Last Known Address Mexico YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to on the Petitioner, Jesus Hernandez Guzman whose address is, PO BOX 2607, Arcadia, FL 34265 on or before June 13, 2014 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: May 14, 2014 MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ Marlene Harris Deputy Clerk Published 5/15/14, 5/22/14, 5/29/14 & 6/5/14 131159 3040264 NOTICE OFADMIN3118 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 142014CP000041 PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: THE ESTATE OF JEFFERY M. WORTH, Deceased. JUDGE: JAMES S. PARKER NOTICE OF ADMINISTRA TION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JEFFERY M. WORTH, Deceased, File No. 2014CP000041, 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. The date of the first publication of this Notice is May 22, 2014. 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: /s/ Paul Bennett Seusy, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0690252 /s/ Nancy M. Worth Personal Representative 11422 SE South Hog Bay Avenue Arcadia, Florida 34266 Published 5/22/14 & 5/29/14 325434 3041802 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 14-2011-CA-000882 REVERSE MORTGAGE SOLUTIONS, INC.; NOTICE OFSALE3130 Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS OF DAVID H HOTTOIS, ET AL; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in accordance with the PLAINTIFFS ORDER TO RESCHEDULE FORECLOSURE SALE dated April 23, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 14-2011-CA-000882 of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for De Soto County, Florida, wherein Reverse Mortgage Solutions, Inc., Plaintiff and UNKNOWN HEIRS OF DAVID H HOTTOIS, Et Al; are defendant(s). The Clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT the SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266/ IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES, 11 AM, June 3, 2014 the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: THE SOUTH 79.25 FEET OF THE NORTH 164.25 FEET OF THE EAST 150 FEET OF THE NORTH 3 ACRES OF THE WEST 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THE EAST 30 FEET FOR LEE A VENUE RIGHT-OF-WAY. Property Address: 923 N LEE AVENUE, ARCADIA, FL 34266, DE SOTO ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863) 993-4876, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED at Arcadia, Florida, this 15th day of May, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC, DESOTO CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 5/22/14 & 5/29/14 322095 3041834 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 14-2013-CA-000692 Section: 02 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. GABRIELA BECERRA-BONVILLE A/K/A GABRIELA BONVILLE; CORY BONVILLE A/K/A CORY MICHAEL BONVILLE; AND 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. Defendant(s). NOTICE OFSALE3130 NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 6, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 14-2013-CA000692 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 8th day of July, 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 13, BLOCK 30, KING AND BAKER SUBDIVISION, AS RECORDED IN THE PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 105, AND RERECORDED IN PLAT BOOK C-5, P AGE 63, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, INCLUDING ANY REVERSIONARY INTEREST IN THE ALLEYWAY ADJOINING THERETO BY VACATION OF ALLEYWAY AS SHOWN IN O.R. BOOK 115, PAGE 215, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID INTEREST IN THE ALLEYWAY ABOVE BEING DESCRIBED BEING: TO THE CENTERLINE OF ALLEYWAY ADJACENT TO THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 13. Commonly known as: 1219 Seventh Avenue Southwest, Arcadia, FL 34266 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerk`s Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated at ARCADIA, Florida this 7th day of May, 2014 /s/ B. Wynn Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT DeSoto COUNTY, FLORIDA Published 5/22/14 & 5/29/14 329037 3042390 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.14-2013-CA-000744 Division1 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ALTON E. KENT, SAMANTHA L. KENT A/K/A SAMATHA KENT A/K/A SAMANTHA KENT, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR SECURED FUNDING CORP., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" Nr-------------1--------------dlLig low&Inc4I ot1i3

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 NOTICE OFSALE3130 for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 7, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, The Clerk of the Court will sell the property situated in Desoto County, Florida described as: THE SOUTH 27.4 FEET OF LOT 8, A ND THE NORTH 53.5 FEET OF LOT 9, BLOCK H, OF AMBLERS REPLAT OF BLOCK H OF VILLA RICA PARK, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 74. and commonly known as: 406 LASOLONA AVENUE, ARCADIA, FL 34266; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on front steps of the DeSoto County Courthouse, on June 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. A ny persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 8th day of May, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Mitzie W. McGavic By: /s/ N. Daughtrey Deputy Clerk Published 5/22/14 & 5/29/14 101348 3042379 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN A ND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 13-CA-714 JOSEPH L. STEIN, a/k/a JOSEPH STEIN, Plaintiff, vs. MARIA CERDA, JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F .S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 5, 2014 in the abovestyled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the South Door of the DeSoto County Courthouse, Arcadia, Florida at 11am on June 24, 2014, the following described property located in DeSoto County, Florida: LOT 22, BLOCK N, FOREST PINE ESTATES, as per map or plat thereof recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for DeSoto County, Florida, in Plat Book 9, Page 20. TOGETHER 2005 SILVER CREEK DOUBLE W IDE MOBILE HOME. IDENTIFICATION #SCH01057585A AND IDENTIFICATION #SCH01057585B. TITLE #92693057 AND TITLE #92692290. RP #12252252 A ND RP#12252253. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 5th day of May, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC Clerk of Court By: /s/N. Daughtrey as Deputy Clerk Published 5/22/14 & 5/29/14 228541 3042464 T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that JOHN P SHANNON 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: 44 Issuance Date: MAY 31, 2012 T ax Deed File #: 14-12-TD Description of Property: LOT 11, BLOCK 53, ROYAL PARK ESTATES, FIRST ADDITION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 67. Names in which assessed: THOMAS E MCCRACKEN EST & GENNIVIE MCCRACKEN EST C/O 17631 BOSLEY LN SPRING HILL, FL 34610 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 T AX DEEDS3132 certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JUNE 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 20th DAY OF MAY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 5/22/14, 5/29/14, 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 112132 3042645 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that LEWIS AMBLER JR 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: 1513 Issuance Date: MAY 31, 2012 T ax Deed File #: 14-13-TD Description of Property: A PORTION OF LOT 14, DESOTO ACRES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 9 AND RERECORDED IN PLAT BOOK C-5, P AGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF SAID LOT 14, RUN S 16 DEGREES 37 E ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 14, A DISTANCE OF 160.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 10 DEGREES 50 W, A DISTANCE OF 94.22 FEET; THENCE N 81 DEGREES 28 W, A DISTANCE OF 105.03 FEET; THENCE N 57 DEGREES 40 E, A DISTANCE OF 143.92 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. BEING 0.114 ACRES MORE OR LESS. Names in which assessed: CURTIS OSGOOD JOHNSON & AMY BARNES JT/ROS 2961 SW AMI DRIVE ARCADIA, FL 34266 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JUNE 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 16th DAY OF MAY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 5/22/14, 5/29/14, 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 112132 3041806 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that GERACI-KING TRUST 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: 938 Issuance Date: MAY 31, 2012 T ax Deed File #: 14-14-TD Description of Property: LOT 194, PEACE RIVER ESTATES, SECTION I, AS PER MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 1, LESS RESERVED MINERAL RIGHTS. Names in which assessed: MARION E JOHNSON 2145 KING EDWARD DR RENO, NV 89503 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JUNE 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 20th DAY OF MAY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 5/22/14, 5/29/14, 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 112132 3042646 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that GERACI-KING TRUST the holdT AX DEEDS3132 er 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: 945 Issuance Date: MAY 31, 2012 T ax Deed File #: 14-15-TD Description of Property: LOT 668, PEACE RIVER ESTATES, SECTION I, AS PER MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 1, LESS RESERVED MINERAL RIGHTS. Names in which assessed: EUGENE BAY ESTATE 6247 BURNING TREE LANE TIMBER PINES SPRING HILL, FL 34606 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JUNE 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 20th DAY OF MAY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 5/22/14, 5/29/14, 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 112132 3042648 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that GERACI-KING TRUST 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: 947 Issuance Date: MAY 31, 2012 T ax Deed File #: 14-16-TD Description of Property: LOT 1036, PEACE RIVER ESTATES, SECTION I, AS PER MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 1, LESS RESERVED MINERAL RIGHTS. Names in which assessed: ELIO DANILO WONG LAMA PO BOX 09-01-10435 GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR SOUTH AMERICA All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JUNE 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 20th DAY OF MAY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 5/22/14, 5/29/14, 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 112132 3042672 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that GERACI-KING TRUST 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: 943 Issuance Date: MAY 31, 2012 T ax Deed File #: 14-17-TD Description of Property: LOT 457, PEACE RIVER ESTATES, SECTION I, AS PER MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 1, LESS RESERVED MINERAL RIGHTS. Names in which assessed: ROLAND F & ANTOINETTE DUBOIS 8025 WINGED FOOT DRIVE S FORT MYERS, FL 33912 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JUNE 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 20th DAY OF MAY, 2014. T AX DEEDS3132 MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 5/22/14, 5/29/14, 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 112132 3042674 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that GERACI-KING TRUST 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: 948 Issuance Date: MAY 31, 2012 T ax Deed File #: 14-18-TD Description of Property: LOT 1037, PEACE RIVER ESTATES, SECTION I, AS PER MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 1, LESS RESERVED MINERAL RIGHTS. Names in which assessed: ELIO DANILO WONG LAMA PO BOX 09-01-10435 GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR SOUTH AMERICA All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JUNE 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 20th DAY OF MAY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 5/22/14, 5/29/14, 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 112132 3042682 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that GERACI-KING TRUST 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: 949 Issuance Date: MAY 31, 2012 T ax Deed File #: 14-19-TD Description of Property: LOT 1038, PEACE RIVER ESTATES, SECTION I, AS PER MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 1, LESS RESERVED MINERAL RIGHTS. Names in which assessed: OTTON FERNANDO WONG LAMA PO BOX 09-01-10435 GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR SOUTH AMERICA All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JUNE 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 20th DAY OF MAY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 5/22/14, 5/29/14, 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 112132 3042685 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that GERACI-KING TRUST 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: 950 Issuance Date: MAY 31, 2012 T ax Deed File #: 14-20-TD Description of Property: LOT 1039, PEACE RIVER ESTATES, SECTION I, AS PER MAP OR PLAT RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 1, LESS RESERVED MINERAL RIGHTS. Names in which assessed: GLENDA ELIZABETH WONG LAMA T AX DEEDS3132 PO BOX 09-01-10435 GUAYAQUIL ECUADOR SOUTH AMERICA All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on JUNE 25, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 20th DAY OF MAY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 5/22/14, 5/29/14, 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 112132 3042687 OTHER NOTICES3138 Mahendrakumar Patel, MD has closed medical practice at AGIM Inc, 201 E Gibson, FL 34266 on 4/30/14. Records may be obtained from Arcadia Medical Associates, 425 Nursing Home Dr, Arcadia, FL34266. Phone: 863-993-2966. You may see him at Community Care Family Clinic, Arcadia. AUCTIONS6020 Saturday, June 7th 9am Accepting Consignments beginning June 2, 2014 Frank E Land, Auctioneer www.landauctionservice.com Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 Enter at gate 2 (239) 936-4121 AB2084/AU2814 HUGE EQUIPMENT AUCTION! ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 ISABELLES ANTIQUES CONSIGNERS BEWARE! IF YOU BELIEVE YOU HAVE SUFFERED FINANCIAL LOSSES CONTACT State Attorney Justin Phillips 863-993-4881 or Arcadia Police Dept. 863-494-2222 AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 | NEWS BRIEFChild care crisis in DeSoto County: ELCFH concernedYouve just gotten a job and now need to find child care for your young child. Its a matter of calling your nearby child care center and enrolling your child. Easy, right? The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland has growing concerns for the lack of available child care in DeSoto County. Not having accessible child care makes it very difficult for working parents or parents who are attending school, said Anne Bouhebent, Executive Director. And its important to stress that the child care service must be high quality to really have a positive impact on young children and their families. The ELCFH is eager to help family child care homes and center-based facilities committed to providing good programs for children take root in DeSoto County. Funds to support start-up costs are available for new family child care homes. Existing child care centers in good standing with the ELCFH might also consider expanding their programs. A Any groups or partner agencies interested in supporting this effort may contact the ELCFH for more information. This is a great oppor tunity to support the economic development of DeSoto while meeting an important need of young children. Its about parental choice, Bouhebent said. Families know what they want for their children and are more discerning when it comes to selecting a high quality program. The ELCFH looks for ward to supporting the expansion of child care services in DeSoto. The mission of the Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland Inc. is to support families and children in accessing high quality early care and education services via School Readiness and Voluntary Prekindergarten programs. The ELCFH also serves as a point of access to resources and referrals for health care and family support services. SAVE $$$$$$Shop theClassifieds

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The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 You are in a position of power this week, Aries. But this doesnt mean you can impose your will onto someone else. Dont try to take over any situation. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, someone might dredge up uncomfortable feelings, but you need to muddle through with a smile on your face. This is the case at home and at work. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, separate your personal and professional lives, particulary with regard to potentially contentious issues. You may want to keep mum for a while. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, make your feelings known when something upsets you this week. Sharing these feelings will benet you and your friends and colleagues now and in the future. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, your feelings of restlessness this week can benet from a creative outlet. Engage in an activity that keeps your hands and your mind busy, such as a craft or a home project. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, minimize any negative energy this week. Strive to be a source of optimism when others are looking at the glass as half empty. It can work wonders. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, after several days of working entirely o of adrenaline, you nally have some time to kick back and relax. This will help you recharge your internal battery. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Your motivation is very strong this week, Scorpio. You can accomplish much more than you ever expected in a short period of time. Pick your projects wisely. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you are unable to convey some feelings to others, but your body language will go a long way toward getting your message across. Remain conscious of your actions. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 One of your goals this week is to propel yourself further without pushing others too hard, Capricorn. You want to be successful but not at the expense of others. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, focus on practical matters, such as your career goals, for the time being. Crucial decisions must be made and new relationships must be fostered. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, trust your gut instincts on an issue that has been puzzling you this week. Your intuition might be your best asset. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS MAY 4 Will Arnett, Actor (44) MAY 5 Henry Cavill, Actor (31) MAY 6 Jason Witten, Athlete (32) MAY 7 Breckin Meyer, Actor (40) MAY 8 Enrique Iglesias, Singer (39) MAY 9 Billy Joel, Singer (65) MAY 10 Paige OHara, Actress (58) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9nCMLI ii ViVriY iiflbii 10 11 12I N F L A M M A T I 0 N I T B G K U T T 113 14 15 16 1q 171A N 0 D N E T E R U P X S Y R R 0 C G EY P A R E H T V A D N D 0 S M 0 S U K N 19 20 21 22L M T S G L 0 K B H E W M E 0 E P D T D 23 24P Y G I W L L X M J L V E G T L K P E EG R N A R A U H U X L A T A I H L G U R 25 26N T I R I A N C L H 0 N R L 0 0 E M K SF P H T S C J S 0 P W N I I N N M E N D 27 28 29 30 31 32 33I A C H T U B F A S S 0 C T E L C D D EB S T R R P E D E I A S S R H M J I R N 34 35R T E I M U N J S P D M A A E 0 C C E 0 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 440 I R T N N D E S V 0 T I C I V A A G SM F T I E C I G E N I P S N M E R T N I 45 46Y F S S N T N A R V H P T G E E P I I NA N D H U U G S E V P S U U S N A 0 F D 147 48 49 50 151 52 53L E L D M R P S O R I A T I C K L N U EG S T W M E G A G N 0 I T A R I P S A R 54 55I S G J I J K M T E X E R C I S E T V P 56 57 58 59A Y A X R Y P A R E H T 0 R D Y H R M 0D I S E A S E S S N I H P R O D N E S F W63 61 6264 65CLUES ACROSS1. 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The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian Weight Price per cwt. Steers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $305-410 (avg. $347.53) 275-350 $265-300 (avg. $272.50) 350-425 $235-255 (avg. $242.59 425-500 $217.50-232.50 (avg. $222.35) 500-575 $200-215 (avg. $206.87) 575-700 $184-210 (avg. $191.61) Steers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $275-320 (avg. $293.90) 275-350 $240-265 (avg. $254.62) 350-425 $215-237.50 (avg. $226.30) 425-500 $200-220 (avg. $210.73) 500-575 $185-205 (avg. $195.61) 575-700 $167.50-187.50 (avg. $177.23) Heifers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $270-340 (avg. $296.41) 275-350 $232.50-270 (avg. $238.66) 350-425 $210-247.50 (avg. $220.71) 425-500 $200-226 (avg. $204.03) 500-575 $180-210 (avg. $185.70) 575-700 $172-177.50 (avg. $174.50) Heifers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $232.50-280 (avg. $252.53) 275-350 $215-235 (avg. $225.19) 350-425 $180-212.50 (avg. $201.21) 425-500 $180-200 (avg. $192.27) 500-575 $175-180 (avg. $177.97) 575-700 $162.50-172.50 (avg. $167.56) Slaughter Classes Cows: Boners 1100-1900 $99-124 (avg. $106.72) Lean 850-1200 $85-100 (avg. $91.46) Low Dressing: 800-1100 $78-94 (avg. $86.72) Shells: 650-800 $51-72 (avg. $65) Bulls: High Dressing: 1300-2000 $108-128 (avg. $122.27) 1000-1299 $79-113 (avg. $102.36) Low Dressing: under 1100 $83-105 (avg. $96.43) Totals: 2,303; calves 1,791; cows 458; bulls 54 Slaughter cows and bulls were $5 to $7 higher. Feeder steer calves under 350 pounds were $3 to $6 lower. Feeder steer calves over 350 pounds were steady to $2 higher. All feeder heifer calves were $2 to$4 higher.Reported by the Arcadia Stockyard for the week of May 21LIVESTOCK SALES Weather SummaryAccording to Floridas Automated Weather Network, Florida received very little rain this past week. Alachua (Alachua County) received the most rain with 1.99 inches and Marianna (Jackson County) received 1.23 inches. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the southern portion of Florida is abnormally dry. Maximum temper atures ranged from 90 to 97 degrees. Ocklawaha (Marion County) received the highest temperature at 97 degrees. The lowest temperatures in the state ranged from 50 degrees in Lecanto (Citrus County) to 68 degrees in Fort Lauderdale (Broward County).Fruit and VegetablesFarmers in the Panhandle, north, and central Florida were harvesting watermelons, green beans, sweet corn and potatoes. The last of the strawberries were being harvested in Bradford County. Vegetable producers were cleaning up fields in southwest Florida as the season neared an end. Crops planted in Miami-Dade County were boniato, malanga, okra and bitter melon. Miami-Dade County farmers were harvesting boniato, bitter melon, malanga, okra and some herbs. Vegetables and fruits coming to market were blueberries, cabbage, cantaloupe, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, radishes, squash, tomatoes and watermelons.Field CropsGulf and Walton county farmers were harvesting late winter wheat. Jefferson, Gadsden, Gulf, and Suwannee counties continued to plant soybeans. The topsoil in Suwannee County was drying out fast; irrigation was needed to keep topsoil wet. In Jackson, Okaloosa, Walton, Washington and Hamilton counties farmers were planting cotton. Planting of field corn continued in Flagler and Putnam counties. Peanut planting continued in Jackson, Washington and Suwannee counties. Statewide, peanut planting was 72 percent complete, ahead of last years and the 5-year average of 68 percent.Livestock and PasturesSome pastures in north Florida were still under water but the hot weather in south Florida has stressed pasture grasses. The cattle condition for the state was primarily good but the pasture condition was fair to good.CitrusRainfall in the citrus producing area this past week was sparse. Seventeen stations received some precipitation; ten received more than a trace and one received more than an inch. Lecanto (Citrus County), received the most at 0.35 inches, followed by Citra (Marion County) with 0.71 inches received. Daytime high temperatures were warm, reaching the low to mid 90s in all citrus producing counties. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated May 20, abnormally dry conditions exist within the southernmost region of the citrus growing area, but are cur rently affecting no active citrus groves. Next seasons crop is progressing well with early oranges and grapefruit golf ball size. Growers and caretakers were applying nutritional and post bloom sprays, fertilizing, irrigating, mowing and in some cases resetting new trees. Processing plants were primarily running Valencia oranges from now until the end of the season. Several packinghouses had nished for the season with a few still taking small amounts of late oranges.Dry week in Florida, but still no widespread droughtREPORTED FOR THE WEEK ENDING MAY 26 CITRUS ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED in thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes May 11 May 18 May 25 Valencia 4,381 4,100 3,486 White grapefruit 1 1 1 Colored grapefruit 41 18 18 Total 4,423 4,119 3,505To subscribe to this report, at no cost, go to the NASS website at http://www. nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Florida/ Subscribe_to_FL_Reports/index.asp. Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. 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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, May 29, 2014 THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF DESOTO COUNTY hereby gives notice to the public that consideration shall be given to the adoption of the following school board policiesThe complete text of all of our proposed policies is available at: http://www.neola.com/desoto-,. The printed version of the proposed policies is also available in the front lobby of our district oce located at 530 La Solana Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266. Purpose and Eect: The policies have been developed by the Board within the legal responsibilities and as statutorily required by the State of Florida. F.S.120.536(1), 120.54. The adoption of the policies would re-organize, re-codify and update the policies, conform policies to current legislation, consolidate similar policies on the same subject, eliminate redundant and obsolete language, and make policies easier to nd, understand and use. Once adopted, the new policies will be electronically published, hyperlinked and keyword searchable. Authority: F.S. 1001.41(2); 1001.42, 1001.43, 1012.23, 120.536(1), 120.54 Summary of Statement of Estimated Regulatory Cost: No statement of estimated regulatory costs has been prepared. Any person who wishes to provide information regarding the statement of estimated regulatory costs, or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative, must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice. Any aected person may request a public hearing on the proposed repeal and adoption of these policies. Such requests must be submitted in writing to the Superintendent, within 21 days after the date of publication of this notice. Any material pertinent to the issues under consideration submitted to the Superintendent within 21 days after the date of publication of this notice or submitted between the date of publication and the end of the last public hearing shall be considered by the Board and made a part of the rulemaking record. Action on the rule repeal and adoption will occur at the future School Board meeting, which shall be separately noticed. The Person to be Contacted Regarding the policies is: Dr. Karyn E. Gary, Oce of the Superintendent, 530 LaSolana Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266; telephone, 863-494-4222 Any person who decides to appeal a decision with respect to a matter considered at the hearing is hereby advised that, for such purpose, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the meeting is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. 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