The Arcadian

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Title:
The Arcadian
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Arcadian (Arcadia, Fla.)
DeSoto sun herald
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Newspaper
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DeSoto County Pub. Co., Inc.
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Arcadia DeSoto County Fla
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December 30, 1964
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United States -- Florida -- De Soto -- Arcadia
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University of Florida
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University of Florida
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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, June 5, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsARE YOU READY FOR FOOTBALL?Bulldogs Spring football is under way at DeSoto County High.PAGE 14 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 FUSCO CLEARED: State Education Dept. says former principal acted within the rules ...................... 2 TAKE ME TO YOUR NEW LEADERS: Class V graduates ........................................................ 5 TREAT YOUR GARDEN GINGERLY: Colorful, versatile gingers add spice to gardens ........................... 18 INSIDE Like us on FacebookDeSotos finest honored in pinning ceremony ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comFriday nights pinning ceremony by DeSoto County Fire Rescue saw the promotion of several members of DeSotos public safety team at the Turner Center. Front row: Tom Beilstein, Kirk Simcic, Lewis Wells, Larry Taylor Public Safety Chief, Brett Hogan, Shawn P. Lucey and Harvey R. Sweeting. See more photos on page 12. Back row: Timothy J. Alley, Dan Collins, Thomas J. Moran Deputy Chief, William D. Walker. Willy Bailey doesnt wear a cape. He doesnt have a shirt with a big red S on it, and he says he doesnt have any superpowers. But he became a hero to one family on May 25. The 12-year-old, who attends Faith Community Christian Academy, was enjoying a party at his home with his parents, Dawn and Bill Bailey, and others who had come to celebrate the wedding of Joanna Duran. It was a nice, warm Sunday afternoon and many people were enjoying the pool in the Baileys back yard. Including Joannas 5-year-old son, Nikolai. But while many people were gathered around the pool that afternoon, only Willy noticed Nikolai jump into the pool by himself. The little boy sank right to the bottom. Willy said, I didnt even have time to think. I just jumped in after him. He dove down, pulled Nikolai to the surface and got him to the edge of the pool where the steps were. He thrashed around a lot and that made it harder, said Willy. But as Willy helped him out of the pool, Joanna Duran came to calm him down and reassure him. Willy said later another boy had told Nikolai to jump in the pool, not realizing the 5-year-old couldnt swim Boy becomes hero by saving his friendBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comWilly Bailey, 12, is being hailed as a hero by the family of a 5-year-old boy whom he saved from drowning during a pool party. HERO | 13During a meeting lled with accusations, insults and heated arguments between members of the city council and residents, City Administrator Tom Slaughters future with the city remains unchanged. After more than an hour of heated discussion, Councilman Keith Keene moved for the city to conduct a complete background investigation on Slaughter that would be handled by a private rm. The motion died for lack of a second (as Mayor, Alice Frierson could not second a motion) and the meeting was adjourned shortly after. The meeting was the rst since a Venice workplace investigation report against Slaughter in 2011 was reported by news outlets. Reports of sexual harassment, intimidation, favoritism and various leadership shortcomings were highlighted in the document. Slaughter supporter falls flatDuring the public comments section of the meeting John Patten, who runs a politically-based Website called Venice Florida! dot com (http://veniceorida. com/), told the council the sexual assault charges against Slaughter were the result of two people wanting to remove him from ofce. The two were later found having sex in a city vehicle on a Venice public beach and were later forced to resign. Frierson told Patten there were many more allegations against Slaughter listed in the report, and more than 20 people who were interviewed. In the report, it was strange that he responded to some of the allegations with comments, and to the majority of the allegations he had no recollec tion, she said. Now if youre being accused of the kinds of allegations he was facing, I would think he would remember. After being handed a copy of the Public pounds councilBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORPUBLIC | 13 PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comCity Administrator Tom Slaughter closes his eyes while listening to discussion regarding the work place allegations made against him in Venice. RC-j X 1) 1 A i Nr -c SF. F z x,ay17 4 IV17 @'05252"516216

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 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 National Hurricane Preparedness Week runs from May 25 to May 31, and emergency officials urge all Floridians to review, restock and replace items in their disaster supply kit for the start of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Governor Scott signed a bill that creates a sales tax holiday for hurricane preparedness supply items running through June 8. The sales tax holiday for hur ricane preparedness supplies will make preparing for this years hurricane season easier for all Floridians, said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. By keeping money in Floridians pockets while encour aging them to prepare, we ensure Florida is ready for all hazards and continues to be the best state in the nation to work, live and play. Building a disaster supply kit is a simple and effective way to make sure a family has enough water, food, medicine and other essential supplies when other resources may not be readily available. Different families have different needs, so residents need to be sure to take into account their familys specific needs, and include: Water at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days Food at least enough for 3 to 7 days Blankets / Pillows, etc. Clothing First Aid Kit / Medicines Special Items for children and the elderly Toiletries Flashlight / Batteries Radio Battery operated and NOAA weather radio Keys Toys, Books, and Games Important documents Tools Full vehicle fuel tanks Pet care items The 2014 Sales Tax Holiday for Hurricane Supplies will run through June 8. The specific items included in the Sales Tax Holiday include: A portable self-powered light source selling for $20 or less A portable self-powered radio, two-way radio, or weather band radio selling for $50 or less A tarpaulin or other flexible waterproof sheeting selling for $50 or less A self-contained first-aid kit selling for $30 or less A ground anchor system or tiedown kit selling for $50 or less A gas or diesel fuel tank selling for $25 or less A package of AA-cell, C-cell, D-cell, 6-volt, or 9-volt batteries, excluding automobile and boat batteries, selling for $30 or less A nonelectric food storage cooler selling for $30 or less A portable generator that is used to provide light or communications or preserve food in the event of a power outage selling for $750 or less Reusable ice selling for $10 or less The Atlantic Hurricane Season runs from June 1 Nov. 30. For the latest information on the 2014 Hurricane Season and to Get A Plan!, visit www. FloridaDisaster.org, follow FDEM on social media on Twitter at @ FLGetaPlan, Instagram @FLGetaPlan, Vine @FLGetaPlan, and Facebook Facebook.com/Hurricane supplies are tax-free through June 8PROVIDED BY FLORIDA DIV. OF EMERGENCY MGMT. The DeSoto Memorial Hospitals board of directors unanimously approved nearly $304,000 to bring the hospital current on its mortgage with the United States Department of Agriculture. It also approved more than $90,000 for repairs to the hospitals generators and a compressor. After learning its lease allows for yearly mortgage payments instead of monthly, DMH CEO Vince Sica said bringing the hospitals pay ments current gives DMH a year before 2015s $1.2 million payment is due. Sica said after discussions with a representative from the USDA, in the long term it would be in the hospitals best interests to bring the loan current. Their recommendation is if we stayed current for 2014, it would place us in a positive light when they look at our mortgage next June, he said. DMH Legal Counsel Connie Collins agreed with Sica that making the lump payment was advisable. My understanding is that wed be in a better position to receive extra monies (from the USDA) if were not in default at that time.Necessary repairsThe board also approved Sicas recommendation to spend $50,000 for new exhaust systems for the hospitals generators, and $40,600 to fix a chiller on a compressor. Sica said the exhaust systems needed to be upgraded to meet Environmental Protection Agency standards, and the hospital risked being fined if it did not make the re pairs. The cost for the chiller repair stems from a faulty pump. During public comments, a DMH employee asked Dr. Vaidy Nathan the outcome of his recent presentation to the Board of County Commissioners. Nathan responded he believed the response from the BOCC was positive. I was impressed with their questions and responses, he said. They asked me to provide examples of how the hospital plans to make up the budget deficit that would still exist even if a sales tax was improved. Nathan continued that he is preparing numbers to show the commissioners how the hospital plans to generate additional revenue. We figure that with the lease of several beds for long-term care on the third floor, we should be able to generate $500,000 annually, he said. We also plan to focus on doing more procedures in the hospital, like endoscopies and pacemaker implants. Ive also had discussions with orthopedic surgeons to recruit them to perform more of their procedures at DMH as well. Sica said while Nathans ideas were a start, the hospital would be looking to expand its services even more to gain a wider customer base. Hospitals can no longer think of themselves as a hospital; they have to become a healthcare system, he said. While none is a silver bullet, they add revenue and provide ser vices to gain repeat customers. A June 10 workshop has been scheduled between the DMH board of directors and the BOCC. The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the BOCC chambers.DMH board approves hefty spending By STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR The Florida Department of Education cleared Shannon Fusco of claims of improperly changing a students grades, and concluded no further action is warranted. Fusco had been terminated from her position as DeSoto County High School principal more than a year ago by School Superintendent Karyn Gary under allegations that were never revealed in detail, claiming the matter was still under investigation. However, statements made during school board meetings suggested the issue had to do with alleged grade-changing. After the claims were made, the State Department of Education investigated the matter. In a May 21 letter, Marian W. Lambeth, chief of Professional Practices Services, notified Fusco and the DeSoto County School District that there was no probable cause to continue investigating charges that she violated any district or state policy by changing a students grades. Fuscos attorney, Robert Coleman of Fort Myers, said the letter means no evidence of alleged misconduct was found and there is no basis to continue the inquiry any further. It does not mean she will be restored to her former position because she would have served at the pleasure of the superintendent who elected to dismiss her. But it does clear Fusco of any cloud so she may pursue opportunities with other school districts. Coleman said, She wants to thank her family, friends and coworkers who stood up for her from the beginning. Her focus the last 25 years has been on serving children through education, and she plans to continue her service in public education with a strong commitment and renewed energy. Gary delined to comment for this story, saying instead she intended to issue a statement in a few weeks.State Education Dept. clears FuscoBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR There's a RIGHT WAY and there's a WRONG WAY!Contact your Sun Newspaper Advertising Account Executive Today.Their job is,.. making sure your advertising stays on the right track,SUN MNNS It`Sun Newspapers Advertising Department. (ft:IrlMliIY, \,.IIn,,..rl\.,I.1'-

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The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian All Faiths Food Bank and the Sarasota County School District have partnered to provide free food for students and their families during the summer by enhance existing programs and introducing new ones in DeSoto County. Following the success of All Faiths Food Banks Campaign Against Summer Hunger, the School District, with support from Food Bank, will expand its served meal programs called Break Spots to three locations. All Faiths Food Bank is also scheduling new mobile pantry stops, implementing its rst-ever summer BackPack Kids program, and increasing capacity at established food distribution sites and at its Sprout Mobile Farm Market. All Faiths Food Bank also received a grant from the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation to purchase a new truck to handle the growing need for food distribution in Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. The Campaign Against Summer Hunger, which ran April 1-May 10, was a community-wide campaign that exceeded expectations, raising $1.1 million, and more than 776,000 pounds of food, to help feed students on free and reduced-price meals. During the summer, when school is out, those kids face hunger more than any other time of the year. Weeks of strategic planning went into the new and enhanced food assistance programs, including working with schools and Food Bank distribution partners to schedule mobile pantries, meals and backpacks in areas with the highest need. The success of the campaign has allowed us to substantially increase the amount and number of programs that feed children over the summer, said Sandra Frank, CEO of All Faiths Food Bank. We are thrilled at the outpouring of support from such a caring and compassionate community. All Faiths Food Bank need volunteers at the distribution sites (listed below). If you are interested in volunteering, call 941-379-6333 or visit www.allfaithsfoodbank.org. About All Faiths Food Bank All Faiths Food Bank, recently awarded a four-star rating with Charity Navigator, is a member of Feeding America and the hub of the hunger-relief system in DeSoto and Sarasota counties. Last year, All Faiths Food Bank distribut ed 7 million pounds of food equating to 5.8 million meals through 195 pantries, soup kitchens, churches, community centers, schools, and programs. Its mission is to feed those in need and educate the community about nutrition.Food Bank helping to feed children over summerBy LAURA COYLEALL FAITHS FOOD BANK DESOTO COUNTY SUMMER HUNGER PROGRAMSMobile Pantry (pick up food to prepare at home): Arcadia Housing Authority Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. June 17, July 1, 15, 29, Aug. 12 7 Booker T. Washington Road Seventh Day Adventist Church Thursdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19, July 17, Aug. 21 2865 S.E. Ami Drive Mt. Olive CME Thursdays 10 a.m.-noon June 26, July 24, Aug. 28 7683 S.W. Hull Ave. DeSoto Homeless Center Thursdays 10 a.m.-noon June 5, July 3, Aug, 7 1425 MLK Jr. St. Elizabeth Baptist Church Thursdays 5-7 p.m. June 12, July 10, Aug. 14 101 S. Orange Ave. Nocatee Elementary School Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. June 24; July 8, 22; Aug. 5 4846 S.W. Shores Ave. Summer Break Spot (lunch served free for kids 18 and under): Arcadia Housing Auth. Mon.-Thurs. June 9 Aug. 7 11 a.m.-noon Nocatee Elementary School Mon.-Thurs. June 9 Aug. 7 11 a.m.-noon Trinity United Methodist Church Mon.-Thurs. June 9 Aug. 7 noon-1 p.m. Sprout Mobile Farm Market (free fresh produce for students and families): DeSoto Housing Authroity Fridays 10-11:30 a.m. Jine 13, 27; July 11, 25; Aug. 8, 22 DeSoto County continued its conver sation with county residents Tuesday by summarizing the issues people raised most often at the four County Conversations held in April. Interim County Administrator Mandy Hines said creating economic oppor tunity was listed as a high priority by many residents. A site selection consultant visited DeSoto to evaluate what the county had to offer businesses thinking about locating here, and pinpointed the lack of a skilled and diverse work force to ll many of todays jobs. Curb appeal was also a priority topic for residents. Hines said, The Commission last year set aside a fund of $150,000 in the redevelopment trust fund. Some of that money might be applied to improve the visual impact of main corridors in the county. County Commissioner Jim Selph said people would like to grow the countys economy so that our young people would want to stay here, noting his own son had to go outside DeSoto to study what he wanted and to nd a job in his chosen eld. Keith Markey said, Theres no housing here for people to live. But it seems like every time developers want to come here, we put up barriers. Please, let them get rolling before we kill them with taxes. Thats one reason so many of our teachers come from outside the county, because theres nowhere to live here. Mike Provau added many of the workers at Sun Bulb Co. are outof-towners. Theres something not attractive about DeSoto County for them to want to live here, he said. Curb appeal affects a lot of people ... they are taking their ad valorem taxes County continues discussion with residentsBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITORDISCUSSION | 10 MORE ONLINETo see the results of the four Community Conversations held in April, visit http:// desotobocc.com/index.php/index.php/how/ community_conversations_survey_results In the CLASSIFIEDS! Find The Perfect Companion 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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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 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 What was that?Tuesday nights City Council meeting was raucous, controversial and acrimonious. On one hand were three council members whose heels were dug in deeply, defending newly appointed City Administrator Tom Slaughter who barely spoke at all. On the other was a crowd of disappointed and angry citizens demanding to know the truth and just as importantly, to know why their elected council members had not gotten to the truth before hiring Slaughter to a $70,000/year job. While its heartening to see so many residents willing to give up an evening to follow their local government in action, it is demoralizing to have their pleas virtually ignored or worse yet, to have a council member sling sarcastic barbs back at them. Clearly, both the Administrator Advisory Committee and Council failed in their duty to do a thorough background check of Slaughter. On Tuesday, some were still hiding behind the cloak of ignorance, say ing they had not seen the entire Report on a Workplace Investigation, Oct. 10, 2011, by Alan Bullock, Director of Administrative Services, City of Venice. We are solving that dilemma by delivering a copy to each council member in his/her mailbox at work. Now no one can say they didnt have a chance to see it. When they read it, they should turn particularly to the ve points listed on page 10, wherein Slaughter acknowledged: 1 He sometimes disappeared during the day or lied about his whereabouts. 2 He pits people against each other. 3 He is dominant, verbose and circuitous in meetings. 4 He uses profanity and off-color jokes, which some people nd inappropriate, offensive and embarrassing. 5 He can be moody and erratic, sometimes mean-spirited and unapproachable. Councilman Keith Keene said lets give Tom a chance to wipe the slate clean, admit his limitations, and having learned his lesson, tell how he plans to move forward. But Slaughters silence throughout the meeting not even taking an opportunity to defend himself had some residents thinking it was as good as an admission. In any case, it was not a display of the kind of leadership they expect. People came to the meeting expecting answers. They heard none. What they did hear was one councilman, Joe Fink, inexplicably insulting residents. When one raised the question about the report, he replied in a slow, sarcastic tone, I nev-er had a cop-y of that re-port the way one might speak to a child. With another, he engaged in a battle of name-calling, as each called out the others name in an escalating duel. Another resident chided him for being argumentative and snarky in some of his Facebook comments. To some, he came off as pompous and condescending. Its no way to treat resi dents (or voters) who come to a meeting of their elected ofcials, expecting to engage in professional discourse. This is not his usual behavior. We hope he listen to the angels of his better nature, and remember he is a public servant. After Tuesday, were reminded of that classic Laurel and Hardy lm, Another Fine Mess. Only city government should not be a comedy. | LETTER TO THE EDITORInternet turning youth into narcissistsEditor: This letter is one persons opinion and has nothing to do with politics, religion, sexual preference or race. It has to do with a social disease known as narcissism. Many in todays generation probably do not know what the word means let alone how to spell it. Todays generation or those 40 or under have a need to be recognized and it doesnt seem to make a difference how it is done. The introduction of the Internet, regardless of its so-called high-tech tools of knowledge, has created a society of idiots who crave to be on Facebook. They share their most intimate thoughts and pictures of themselves as well as others, not caring who they damage, intentionally or otherwise. I write this because a friend of mine told me he couldnt believe it when a friend of his daughter put a picture of herself engaged in a carnal act and thought it was great. If this was an isolated incident, it would be written off as just poor judgment. But in conver sation with many adults and parents, such incidents occur regularly, not all necessarily of a provocative nature, but denitely personal. A large percentage of our present generation has fallen into this realm of self-adulation and gratication. They, and I quote, tweet, Google, text, surf etc. We no longer have teenage youth. Society has coined the word millennial. Please tell me what in the hell is a millennial Let us guess, its an adult-to-be with a pre-programmed mind brought about by an intellectual progressive society bent on creating mindless robots.George Pratt ArcadiaReady for the real worldSpeeches are being re-edited as I type this, diplomas are waiting to be distributed, and mortar board caps will soon sail high into the air at the Turner Center. And there is a very large hurdle looming, ready to be cleared by DeSoto Countys High School Class of 2014 graduation! Spending a dozen years in the classroom plus kindergarten certainly provides one with a wealth of infor mation and experience. Subjects of all kinds are presented for our mental absorption and to prepare us for life beyond adolescence. The mistake many a young person makes is thinking that by the time they graduate, theyve learned all there is to learn. Not a chance. The appetite has just been whetted. Learning is a lifelong process. We take in new information day by day, process it and le it away for future use. Of course, some of it has a tendency to fade if not employed now and then, but it can always be relearned. Most students can hardly wait until graduation, wanting to put school behind them and leap headlong into life. Its as if that nal school bell rings, signaling the beginning of Round #1 in the You Versus The World match-up. The scary part is that there is no referee and The World can give you quite a pounding. I wish I could say that this big old world was waiting to welcome each graduate with open, loving arms. Unfortunately, its more like a gaping, ravenous maw, licking its chops and ready to chew them up and spit them right back out again. That wasnt meant to be discouraging, by any means. Grads, if youve done your homework, literally and guratively, youve been equipped with what you need to get a good start in the real world out there that your parents have probably been telling/ warning/ kidding you about. You were able to dismiss Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and the Boogey Man one by one as you grew older, but Im here to tell you that there really is such a thing as The Real World. Over the past 12 years, youve learned many lessons. They dont stop here. In fact, they intensify and the stakes are much higher. It wont be too many years before youll be able to look back 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.GRITS & PIECES | 10Our view: A comedy of errors, or a tragedy of the commons? ESr W,sME5 ANDGONG?Arun T -oN AND..RS A #'N! WHO LETTNEYRETHEofF/GRADS OUT?!r aQ (wocF, Uoo)/coo7A TtRJ-^

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The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian Recognizing that the School District of DeSoto Countys Environmental Learning Lab is a magnicent preservation of some of Floridas native ecology, the Peace River Audubon Society recently donated funds to support their efforts. The funds were designated by select teams who participate in an annual event known as a Birdathon, said James Comfort, Treasurer of PRAS. This fund raiser is enjoyed by all the teams and demonstrates what a pristine environment we are able to enjoy. The event was held on April 5, and ve teams competed for spotting the most birds in the one day event. The winning team, Archaeopteryx, won the coveted rst place and all bragging rights by spotting 109 different species. Second place was awarded to the Birders and Kinglets who tied with 101 species each. In total, the ve teams saw 132 species for the day. Two of the teams, the Roadrunners and Mangrove Cuckoos, chose to donate their earnings to the ELL which is a long-standing project of the School District of DeSoto County. The funds were awarded to the ELL by way of the DeSoto County Education Foundation which manages numerous private donations for the school district. We are happy to handle this donation for PRAS and will make certain that 100 percent of the dollars donated go to the ELL, said Martha Jo Markey, Executive Director of the foundation. Our mission is to work with the private sector and all charitable organizations to ensure support for the school district.Audubon gives to Environmental LabBy MARTHA JO MARKEYDESOTO ED. FOUND. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comThe Environmental Learning Lab, operated by the DeSoto County School District, received a grant from the Peace River Audubon Society to support environmental teaching in DeSoto. Congratulations to the members of Leadership DeSoto Class V on their recent graduation. Each year, individuals are selected to participate in the nine-month program organized by the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce. Class V Graduates include Jamie Atherton, Bryan Backer, John Black, Myron Carlton, Ashley Coone, Andrew Crites, Cheryl Dicks, Michelle Fields, Debra Harrison, Kristi Popa, Jim Potter, Lynn Shelfer, Nelson Stephenson, Ashley Utter, Tim Vowels, Peggy Waters, Ken Willis, and Robert Womack. Applications for Leadership DeSoto Class VI are now available. The application deadline is June 13. Leadership DeSoto County is a program run by the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce which seeks to educate, challenge and develop a select group of leaders who live or work in DeSoto County. Participants are selected on the basis of ability, demonstrated interest in the community, and potential for effective leadership. The program begins in September and continues monthly through graduation in May. Class members attend monthly sessions focused on different community topics and have the opportunity to hear from leaders Leadership Class V graduatesBy ASHLEY COONEDESOTO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PHOTO PROVIDEDThe 2013-14 Leadership Class of the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce.LEADERSHIP | 10 5641 Clark Rd., Sarasota Next to Dunkin Donuts @ I-75, exit 205 Go2dental@comcast.net 485278 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 O00000Ole OleOle OleOleoe OleOleI I I I I`

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 TODAY 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. 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. FRIDAY Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY Ivey Chapel AME Church, 2895 S.W. Terrell St. in Nocatee, is offering free HIV/AIDS testing (results in 15 minutes) and free STD testing (gonorrhea and chlamydia) at 10 a.m. June 7. Sponsored by Community AIDS Network, 1231 N. Tuttle St., Sarasota. 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. Women in Fellowship Ministry meets every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Greater Mt. Zion AME Church, 256 S. Orange Ave. Be uplifted, motivated and inspired by God. Free and open to the public. Light brunch is served. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at 863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services, staffed by trained volunteers who have had background screenings. Phone also if interested in becoming a volunteer for either program. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY On Monday, Chapter 16497 will meet at 5 p.m. at the Arcadia Fried Chicken and Grill (old KFC bldg.). Call 494-1679 and leave your reservations. Guests are welcome. Also, bring item(s) for the Center for the Needy. Career Source Heartland Florida Youth Connections Program will hold graduation from 2-4 p.m. June 10 at the Family Service Center Annex. DeSoto County Veterans Honor Guard practices at 6 p.m. second Mondays monthly at the American Legion Post. The American Legion Post K-11 will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday, 2124 N.W. American Legion Drive. For more information, call Roger Bumgarner at 993-0129. The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday each month. The AA Second Tradition Business Meeting is held every second Monday at 7:15 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Arcadia/DeSoto County Beautification Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the DeSoto County extension office, 2150 N.E. Roan St., Arcadia. The American Merchant Marines Veterans, Robert J. MacAlvanah Chapter (Suncoast Chapter), meets at noon every second Monday at The Family Table Restaurant, 14132 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. All Merchant Mariners and their spouses are welcome. For information, call 941-625-3234. 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. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-426-7655 or visit www.district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. TUESDAY A School Board Workshop will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the School Board Chambers. A special Called School Board meeting will take place at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the School Board Chambers. DeSoto County School Board regular meeting is at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board meeting room of the DeSoto County School District, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. A June 10 workshop has been scheduled between the DMH board of directors and the BOCC. The meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the BOCC chambers. DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 9 a.m. at the County Administration building, Room 103, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. 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. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weight watchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St. Donations gratefully accepted. DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, starting Nov. 12, at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North, Arcadia. For information, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. WEDNESDAY The DeSoto County Ministerial Association will meet at 8:30 a.m. for prayer and 9 a.m. for the meeting at the SunTrust Building on W. Oak St., second floor conference room. Pastors or representatives of all denominations and churches are invited to attend as we address community challenges and coordinate worship services to serve county residents. Narcotics Anonymous meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arcadia Oaks Multipurpose Room at 1013 E. Gibson St., Arcadia. Open to the public. 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). 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 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 1-866-6288620 and enter participant code 504163#. The DeSoto County Veterans Council meets the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Arcadia Elks Lodge. For details, call Tom Damron at 491-1404. TEAM Arcadia meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Margaret Way Building, 23 N Polk Avenue. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to unite community organizations and coordinate community improvement efforts. DeSoto County Historical Society meets at noon every second Thursday monthly at the Family Service Center annex, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Lunch is available for $6 at 11:30 a.m. Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6 p.m. second Thursdays monthly at the Habitat ReStore, 111 N. Polk Ave. Call 494-4118 or desotohabitat@embarqmail.com for more information. American Red Cross Youth Corps of DeSoto County meets second Thursdays monthly from 3:30-5 p.m. at DeSoto County High School. For more information, call at 494-2348. Gastric bypass support group meets at 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Mardis Citrus on U.S. 17 S. For more information, call 990-0082 or 494-5700. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/ class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game. For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. 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. SPECIAL The Center for the Needy, at the corner of W. Pine St. and S. Orange Ave., is desperately in need of food, clothing, household goods (such as blankets, towels, cooking and eating utensils etc.), supplies anything a person in need might require. The center is dangerously low on food, its shelves are almost bare, and they need to replenish supplies. The cupboards have become almost bare now that the snowbirds have gone. Any donations are gratefully accepted, including cash, to help those in real need in our community. For more information, call 444-0499. 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 addi tional 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. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, 304 W. Myrtle St., holds its Vacation Bible School 9 a.m. to noon June 16-20. It is open to children who are age 4 by June 1 up throuigh Grade 12, and adults are also welcome. Registration opens June 2. The cost is free, and free lunch is included. For details or to register, call Sister Dezrene Jackson at 941-626-1585 or Pastor Louis Anderson Jr. at 494-3342. 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The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian Family Album FAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to Arcadian.editor@gmail.com PHOTO PROVIDEDThe Florida State Elks Association honored Ed Lyne as the Veterans Volunteer of the Year. This is the third year in a row that this award has been presented to an Arcadian Elk. In 2012 it was awarded to Mary Lyne, Past Exalted Ruler, and 2013 to Jackie Tucker, Past Exalted Ruler. Ed volunteers his time to the Veterans activities in DeSoto County. He is a member of the Veterans Council of DeSoto County and on the committee for the Vietnam Wall coming to DeSoto County in December. Presenting the award is Elks State President, Brian Burns.State Elks honor Lyne Congratulations to DeAuvion Washington on your 8th grade promotion to 9th grade. Love, Your grandmother PeggyCongratulations Congratulations to Victoria Childs on your high school graduation! Love, Your grandmother Peggy.CongratulationsAfter his 25-year-old niece decided to undergo chemotherapy treatment to ght a recurrence of colon cancer, Charles Conklin wanted to let her know he would be with her during her battle. To show he was serious, Conklin had his head shaved while she continues to ght the disease. In January 2012, one day before her 24th birthday, Brittany Hall found out she had stage 3 colon cancer. After undergoing treatment, she was deemed cancer-free by her doctors from June 2013 to April 2014, when tests revealed the cancer had spread to her liver and lymph nodes. She has started treatment again, and during her entire ordeal Conklin says she has had an amazing outlook and attitude. She maintains a positive and upbeat spirit, and trusts and believes she beat this disease, he said. Shaving my Family ties ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE BAUERResident Charles Conklin shaved his head and donned a wristband as a symbol of support for his neice Brittany, who is battling colon cancer. HALLhead was a small gesture on my part, but it meant a lot to her and I want her to know she isnt going through this alone. mosaicco.com/floridaThe work we do at Mosaic is critical to helping feed the world. We provide farmers with phosphate crop nutrients that enable them to produce more food on less land. Essential crop nutrients like phosphate mined and manufactured in Florida are responsible for 40-60 percent of the crop yields farmers produce worldwide.* That translatesintomore abundant and affordable food here at home. As our world keeps growing,Mosaickeepsworking to help put food on the table, for all of us. We help the world grow the food it needs.*Source: Agronomy JournalIMAGINE A WORLD WITH HALF AS MUCH FOOD.Without crop nutrients, that would be our reality. 50449890 l /IMosaic

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 Sentencing for Charles Lee, the former City of Arcadia Marshal, was continued to July 1 by Judge Kimberly Bonner, to give him more time to attempt to pay restitution to the city. In May, Lee entered a plea of no contest to charges of obtaining property by fraud and ofcial misconduct, for stealing $145,000 from the Arcadia Police Department over several years. Assistant State Attorney Daniel W. Yuter of the 12th Judicial Circuit State Attorneys Ofce had said Lee agreed that if he made full restitution by June 3, he would be sentenced to four years in prison, without probation upon release. The parties also agreed that if Lee did not make full restitution, he would be sentenced to eight years in prison followed by 22 years of probation. Maximum sentencing for scheming to obtain money by fraud would have been 30 years, and for ofcial misconduct would have been ve years. Lees attorney, Joseph Viacava, told the judge Tuesday that Lee raised some of the money but not the entire $145,000. However, Lee still hoped to be able to tap other resources, such as retirement funds, to make up the difference to repay the city. He hoped to raise the balance within a month. Lee would be allowed to take out of his retirement any money he put in, but not any matching amounts paid by the city. The attorneys had conferred with Arcadia City Mayor Alice Frierson and Finance Director Beth Carsten before the hearing. City Attorney T.J. Wohl said the city preferred to give Lee another 30 days to come up with the money; otherwise, he would have been immediately sentenced to 8 years and then would have a much longer time to repay what he stole. The city preferred to have more of its money up front, if possible. Judge Bonner gave the parties exactly four weeks until Lee is to return for sentencing, thus granting him a month to raise the additional amount needed. Lee resigned his elected marshal position suddenly in May 2013, just as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement began an investigation into some money missing from APDs coffers. FDLE concluded Lee had taken some $151,000, including $145,000 he kept for his own personal use. He was arrested on Sept. 18 on charges of grand theft, scheming to defraud and ofcial misconduct. The state later dropped the grand theft charge because it is also part of the charge of scheming to defraud. Lees sentencing postponed for a monthBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comCharles Lee walks up the aisle in the courtroom Tuesday when he was to have been sentenced by Judge Kimberly Bonner on charges of theft and miscunduct. PHOTO PROVIDEDSergeant David Cross, left, retired this week after 20 yewars of service to the Arcadia Police Department. He was given a plaque by Marshal Matt Anderson to commemorate his many years of loyal service to the city.Cross retires from police forceSergeant David Cross retired from the City of Arcadia Police Department after 20 years of service. He started working for the APD as a full time Police Ofcer on May 27, 1994. He was promoted to Sergeant on May 22, 1998. On Saturday, Sergeant Cross worked his last day as Sergeant of the Road Patrol Division. Sergeant Cross plans to continue serving the City of Arcadia by joining the Arcadia Police Auxiliary program. The City Council recognized Sergeant Cross and his years of ser vice at the May 20 Council meeting. On Friday, Marshal Matt Anderson presented Sergeant Cross with a plaque commemorating his years of service. Thank you, Sergeant Cross, for your faithful service to the City of Arcadia.SUBMITTED BY SPD The state charged another former DeSoto County Deputy, Ashely Cross, in the case of Jody Holland. Cross is charged with one count of perjury in other than an ofcial proceeding, in connection with the beating case of Holland, 45. It is a rst degree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and/or a ne of up to $1,000. Holland claimed he was severely beaten in May 2013 while being detained at the DeSoto County Jail in 2013. Cross is not alleged to have taken part directly in the beating. Instead, she was alleged to have observed some of the beating but did not act to report or stop it, and did not tell the truth when she was questioned during an internal investigation. Cross is also one of ve former DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce employ ees named in a federal civil lawsuit led by Holland last year, along with Steven Rizza, Vincent Carlucci, Ray Kugler, and Dale Scott, who initially arrested Kugler in April 2013 on domestic abuse charges. The suit was also led against the sheriffs ofce and seeks $3 million in damages. Holland had been arrested for allegedly violating a domestic abuse injunction and was brought to the DeSoto Jail last year. His then-girlfriend had been working as a nurse at the jail at that time, although she was not working the date Holland was arrested. He alleges that he was severely beaten by having his head slammed against a wall. DCSOs investigation concluded Cross, who had been on duty the night Holland was brought to the jail, had observed Holland while he was detained in a holding cell and was aware of Hollands injuries, but did not report it or get help from anyone. Another former deputy charged in Holland case HOLLANDThe Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce arrested two Arcadia women Monday on charges of grand theft for allegedly stealing more than $300 worth of merchandise from Walmart on Kings Highway. According to the arrest reports, a Walmart loss inspector said he observed two women Stacey Lynn Trowell, 31, and Angel Marie Kirsch, 46, both of the 1000 block of S.E. 8th Place, Arcadia apparent ly working together to conceal items from the store. According to CCSO, while one would watch, the other would conceal items in a purse. They paid for 14 items, then left the store with other things still concealed. When the loss prevention ofcer approached them, they ran toward the parking lot and entered Culvers Restaurant. When CCSO arrived, the two womens purses were searched and a total of $383.23 worth of stolen items were inventoried from their purses, ranging from swimsuits, motor oil and nail polish to jewelry and Energizer lights. Because they were alleged to have cooperated with each other, they were both charged with grand theft of Two charged with Walmart thefts |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. TROWELL KIRSCHproperty valued at $300 to $5,000, a third degree felony. Both were arrested and bond was set at $5,000 for each of the women. Rizza, Carlucci and Cross were red from the Sheriffs Ofce and Kugler elected to resign after the story broke. Kugler entered a guilty plea last Fall to charges of lying during the investigation. The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Malcom Jamal Johnson, 25, Sarasota. Charges: petty theft and resisting recovery of stolen property. Bond: $1,500. Raymondo Velasquez Ortiz, 59, 5800 block of 1st Ave., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: ARRESTS | 21Two men charged in the April 2010 armed robbery of Cash-Kwik in Arcadia were sentenced in April to serve 10 years each in state prison. Larry Anthony Polk, 28, of Fort Ogden, turned himself in to authorities on Monday after being sentenced to serve 10 years for armed robbery and three years for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, according to the Arcadia Police Department. Polk pleaded no contest to the charges. A second man, Michael Wayne Washington, 29, of Nocatee, was also sentenced in April to 10 years on an armed robbery charge after pleading no contest. He is listed by the Department of Corrections as presently serving at Columbia Annex in Lake City. A third man, Desmond Mathis Ford Jr., was sentenced in 2013 to 12 years after pleading no contest to one count of armed robbery. He is currently serving his term at Liberty South in Bristol, Fla., according to the Department of Corrections. According to the original arrest report, three men Polk, Washington and Ford came to the Cash-Kwik on East Oak Street on April 22, 2010. Two of the men entered the store armed with pistols and wearing masks. One broke down a door to enter the secure area where the money was handled. The men took three bank deposit bags from a drawer, including $6,050 in cash. A vehicle matching the suspects car was spotted shortly after the robbery eastbound on Hickory Street. The vehicle stopped on Hillsborough Ave. A DeSoto Sheriffs deputy saw Polk exit the car and throw a lot of cash on the ground. Polk was arrested. Washington was found hiding on a roof nearby, and Ford was found hiding behind a residence. Polk, Washington sentenced in armed robbery WASHINGTON FORD POLK 50456997 1 1 111Andrea Bohannan863.494.2245We Can bond you out of anyCounty in FloridaFast Release Open 24/7301 N. Brevard Ave, Ste. D Arcadia, FL

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The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESLewis Wade KeenLewis Wade Keen, 66, passed away Tuesday, May 27, 2014, in Arcadia, Fla. Wade was born Sept. 23, 1947, in Arcadia, to Henry Reuben and Bernice Ira Ford Keen. He was a graduate of DeSoto County High School, Class of 1965. Wade entered the U.S. Army after high school, retiring after 20 years of faithful service. He retired from the DeSoto County School system after 16 years of service. Wade enjoyed boating on the Peace River with his friends, golng, bowling, playing pool and traveling. He was a member of Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA), and the AMVETS. He was of the Protestant faith. Wade was loved by his many friends, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He is survived by two brothers, Oswald Keen of Port Charlotte, Fla., and brother and friend, Billy Porter of Port Charlotte. Wade was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Christine Keen, in 1970. Visitation was conducted on May 31, 2014 at the chapel of PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Funeral services followed. Burial is at Joshua Creek Cemetery, with the DeSoto Honor Guard rendering military honors at the cemetery. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to: ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, DC 20090-6929. Online condolences may be made at www.ponger-kays-grady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Elwood J. HannonElwood J. Woody Hannon, 80, of Lake Suzy, Fla., passed away Saturday, May 24, 2014, surrounded by family, at Tidewell Hospice Inc. in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was born Aug. 25, 1933, in Winsted, Conn., and moved to Lake Suzy 14 years ago from Newington, Conn. Woody was a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Korean War. He was also the Captain of the West Hartford, Conn., Fire Department for 30 years. After moving to Florida with his family, Woody started working at Publix for many years, where he met many friends and co-workers. He loved to sh, especially going on his yearly shing trips to Canada with his son and friends from the PA Club. Woody was very active, coaching his childrens numerous sports teams. He was a semi-professional soccer player. Woody enjoyed many summers at their beach house in Old Saybrook, Conn. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, son, brother, neighbor and friend to all, and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew him. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Charlene (Dee) Hannon; three daughters, Kimberly (Chris) Glenney of North Port, Fla., Stacey Hannon of Rocky Hill, Conn., and Tamara (Evan) Bouchard of North Port; his son, Michael (Jennifer) Hannon of Milford, N.H.; a sister, Eileen (Ron) Bouchard of Farmington, Conn.; ve grandchildren, Michael Hurley, Travis Glenney, Courtney Neill, and Matthew and Sean Hannon; one great-granddaughter, Madelena Hurley; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved dog, Maggie. Woody was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Catherine (nee Nash) Hannon; three brothers, Harold, Larry and Bobby Hannon; and his sister, Delores Battalino. A Memorial Service was held Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. A Memorial Mass and Inurnment with military honors will be held at a later date in Newington. In lieu of owers, memorial contributions may be made to the Port Charlotte Rehabilitation Center, 25325 Rampart Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33983; or Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel. 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. 1979: The DeSoto High School All Sports Banquet was held at the school cafeteria Thursday evening to honor the athletes at DHS. Coach Richard Bowers and his staff, consisting of Ray Sutphin, Mark Weaver and James Wildt, presented the football awards. The offensive player of the year was Bruce Aaron, most dependable Elmer Johnson, most dependable defensive player was Manuel Jenkins, and most improved and the best receiver went to Hubert Smart. Sportsmanship went to Tom Messina, and coaching to Mike Messina. Most courageous, a specialty award, went to Paul Sloan. The most valuable lineman and receiver was Johnny Rembert. The Outstanding Senior Female and Male Athlete Awards went to Priscilla Bowers and Elmer Johnson. A 30-year-old Arcadia man paralyzed from the neck down 13 years ago who has slowly but steadily worked his way through college, and who for the past three years has been a probation officer, was honored by his friends and co-workers Tuesday for being one of the five finalists for United States Handicapped of the Year. Steve McAllister received several standing ovations from a teary audience in a packed commission meeting room after it was announced he was Florida Handicapper of the Year and Southeastern United States Handicapper of the Year. In addition, the DeSoto County Commission approved a resolution praising McAllisters accomplishment and expressing gratitude for his job perfor mance at the courthouse. McAllister was injured in October 1965 in a fall from a trampoline at the high school gymnasium. Cheerleaders were recently selected for the 1979-80 school year to support the junior varsity Bulldogs teams. They are Teresa Blanton, This Week in DeSoto History Hayley Mercer hayleymariemercer@gmail.comCompiled from back issues of The ArcadianTHIS WEEK | 11 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 50457001 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 9am Children Church 9am Contemporary Service 10am Sunday School 11am Contemporary Service 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 IflrrT4947

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 realize the sacrices your parents made while raising you. And I hope youll have the appreciation to tell them so. One thing that helps graduates and all of us, really, is to learn from our mistakes and from the mistakes of others. The latter is especially important, because none of us will live long enough to make all of them ourselves. Mistakes can help us grow. The person who says he or she has never made a mistake has never done anything. If you thought the school rules were tough, wait until youre hit with all the rules out in the real world. If only life could be like school, wherein if you made a big mistake, you could serve detentions or opt for a paddling. Of course, corporal punishment is nearly a thing of the past, as you know, but I wont get started on that because thats enough for a whole other column. What I mainly want to say is that we should all try to learn something new every day. It is said that by the time we are adults, we learn only when there is a need to learn. Keep your curiosity alive and feed your inquisitive inner child. Make sure that he or she stays hungry for knowledge and truth. Pay attention because the real world can teach you a lesson every day. And by doing so, you may avoid lessons learned the hard way. Dont settle for being a post-graduate. Be a student all your life. Spend time with family and community elders and draw on their vast wealth of knowledge and experience. They know the answers to many of lifes mysteries but are rarely asked about them. Strive to keep the good name your parents gave you in the same condition. In doing so, youll be able to pass it along to the children you may have some day, and they can be proud of it. Dont forget where you came from, or the way back home. And never do anything that wouldnt make your mama proud. I wish there were magic words or some potion that could guarantee a successful, happy life for you. If so, wed all make sure our children got a double dose. The formula is there, though, in the form of education. Get all you can and by all means, use it for your own betterment and for those you care about. The real world could stand some improving, and now its your turn at bat. Swing for the fence, Class of and be a winner!GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 and businesses throughout the Desoto County area. Throughout the class, participants will get the opportunity to view our community up close, build their professional and social networks, meet city ofcials and community leaders, and become part of the DeSoto County Chambers Leadership DeSoto Alumni network and join over 98 other business professionals as a Leadership graduate. For more information or for an application, call the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce at 863-494-4033 or email chamber@chamber.com.LEADERSHIPFROM PAGE 5 Each morning I stand before a large map on my study wall and pray a brief prayer in the Old Testament known as the prayer of Jabez. Ive been doing this for approximately 20 years. What is the prayer of Jabez? It is a prayer by a man who longed for more than he had and dared ask God to give it to him. This is his prayer: Oh that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain! (I Chronicles 4:10). Some may plod on year after year without challenging their faith, but not Jabez. Some may be content to stay in spiritual ruts, but not Jabez. Some may be willing to just go through routines of prayer without expecting big things, but not Jabez. He wanted to reach beyond the spiritual borders that had conned him for years and asked God to enable him to do so. What about this kind of praying? Is it right to ask for more than we have? The last line of the verse that records the prayer of Jabez answers that question: So God granted him that which he requested. Does this mean God approves of praying selshly? Not at all. The New Testament teaches us some prayers are not answered because the one praying wants to consume what he hopes to receive on his own lusts (James 4:3). But the prayer of Jabez has a built-in safeguard against this motive. He asks God to keep him from evil and from inicting pain. In other words, he prayed big so he could use what he received for the glory of God and the good of others. No wonder God answered his prayer. Does this mean that all prayers offered with the right motives are immediately answered? Does it mean that God is sure to increase our outreach or enlarge our territory when we intend to use increased blessings properly? Not quite. Faith is also a factor. Faith dares to expect answers to our prayers. Doubt cringes and cowers at every obstacle. Faith is bold, believing God will overcome every barrier to blessings. So we can pray and believe and receive or we can pray and doubt and go without. Our involvement may also be required in receiving what we want. Faith must be expressed in some kind of action. Nothing works unless we do. Some time ago, a young doctor, whom I had never met, removed some stitches from a wound in my hand and when I asked him if he attended church he replied that he prayed to St. Mattress on Sunday mornings, meaning sleep is more important to him than worship. But St. Mattress doesnt answer any prayers, so I reminded my sleepy listener about the One who died with wounds in His hands. The One who loves us and was always busy, as we ought to be, for the good of others and the glory of God. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.net.When its right to want more Roger Campbell Baseball was our familys Summer pastime as I grew up in Illinois, with empty lot games a common evening event. Meanwhile, my dad kept the radio tuned to his favorite Chicago Cubs until, with the advent of television, he had an even better reason to follow the Cubbies. But after our permanent move to Florida, I switched my loyalty to the two Florida pros: Tampa Bay Rays and Miami Marlins, and after almost 25 years as a Florida resident, Ive enjoyed them every summer. Weve attended a few games, but because of the distance and our increasing ages, we too have become baseball television watchers. But I had one problem ... theres a lot of empty time ads, inning and pitching changes, etc. leading to boredom. So I started a new TV-watching hobby: crossword puzzles. Actually the suggestion that crosswords are a good brain exercise spurred me into this habit, which has become a favorite, and perhaps its my imagination, but those brain challenges do seem to keep me more alert. And theyre not too attention-consuming to keep me from watching the unfolding game on TV. Then husband Tom came up with another baseball-watching idea: how about have a night off from cooking, substituting some deli sandwiches to enjoy while watching the baseball antics? And I love that idea. In fact, a recent game with our favorite subs on whole wheat buns paired with a tray of assorted chopped fresh fruit was one of the best meals Ive ever enjoyed, with the baseball game in the background. Now all we have to gure out is how to make these Florida teams winners.The Great American Pastime ... senior style From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.com somewhere else. Commissioner Gabriel Quave suggested housing developments are driven by the opportunity for nancial gain to the developer. Theyre not going to build here just because we want them to. Hines said businesses have a hard time nding people here with the basic job requirements: solid computer skills, customer service skills, or just even knowing how to dress appropriately for the job. Fort Ogden resident Royce Mott noted some developments are coming that should add to the countys tax rolls: Oak Stone, across from the driving range on Kings Highway, and a new luxury motor coach park. We need to anticipate the baby boomers, he said. They are coming soon to Florida and coastal areas are running out of room. We need to have something to offer them. He also noted there will be great need in the future for water and wastewater operators and engineers. Those are jobs we should be training kids for now, he said. Pay for a starting trainee is $28,000. Presently, most of the workers at Howards Pools and the raft company in Lake Suzy area are from Charlotte or Sarasota counties. Hines said, That may be but those jobs were available to anyone who applied, including DeSoto County residents. The company hires the best person for the job. Many of our residents work elsewhere too. Keith Markey said soon DeSoto will be needing heavy equipment operators, dragline operators and engineers. What are we doing to prepare people for those jobs? Quave suggested a critical element is parents who care and who will spend time working with their children. Stop pointing your nger at schools or saying theres nothing for children to do. Parents who take the time make all the difference. On that theme, Celia Bateman summarized a recent study reporting signicant improvements in learning across the board if parents just spent half an hour reading with their children every day. Mott said, Lets do this again; the county should be meeting with citizens at least once a year. Hines agreed and said the county plans to continue the process, to keep people involved. DISCUSSIONFROM PAGE 3 Come celebrate with Dad at Highlands Ridge!rfnntb7 Day Special for Fathers DayJune 9-15 Voted the Best Golf Community and Pro Shop in Highlands County! Open to Public Year Round! Green fees for 2 plus cart rental, lunch, fountain drink or dra sleeve of Pro V 1 golf balls and a bucket of range balls.$70+ tax and gratuity not included North course only. Tee times required, subject to availability 3047221 .., vo

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The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian Following the theme of Oh, The Places You Will Go, the Twentieth Century Literary Club has traveled the world in 2013-2014 through programs and foods. The club met for its traditional spring picnic on May 15 at the beautiful country home of Connie Bateman. Members have experienced the world this year and Connie brought us full circle back to Arcadia through her use of wonderful local pictures, artifacts and decorations. After Lynn Shelfer offered a meaningful blessing, the ladies enjoyed a delicious array of chilled beverages, salads and desserts on beautiful spring china. In keeping with the party atmosphere, no formal business meeting was held. Guests Rosanne Collins, Heather Nedley, Aubrey Womack and Olivia Shelfer were welcomed and the options for next years theme and scheduling were discussed. The 2014-2015 year will commence with the meeting on Sept. 18 at the home of Irene Pooser, co-hosted by Frances Pooser, Dorothy Sellers and Jolaine Konstantinidis. Ladies present were Pam Ames, Lynn Shelfer, Connie Bateman, Olivia Shelfer, Aubrey Womack, Linda Williams, Frances Pooser, Marcia Brown, Phyllis NeSmith, Nora Cail, Linda Waldron, Cynthia Mizell, Lavenia Carter, Stephanie McAnly, Lois Heine, Debby Hackney, Ruth Dunn, Amy Sorrells, Heather Nedley, Rosanne Collins, Terri Womack and Irene Pooser.20th Century Club wraps up year of virtual travelBy IRENE POOSER20TH CENTURY CLUB Sherri Douglas, Captain Lenora Parker, Co-Captain Patricia Latimer, Tammy Hoyt, Michelle Turner and Denise Mullins. Members of the DeSoto County High School Band were recently honored and new officers were named for next year. Susan Woodley was named outstanding bandsman and also won the Senior Music Award. Margo Eswald was named outstanding musician. Officers for next school year are: Debbie Coker, captain; Duane Sunnaborg, drum captain; Susie Shaefer, majorette captain; Beverly Steele, flag captain; Janet Hezlitt, rifle captain; Lynn Coker, secretary; Teresa Gray, treasurer; Amy Potts, historian/publicity officer; Shirley Britt, quartermaster and assistant librarian; and Melanie Boggess, librarian and assistant quartermaster. The Florida High School Rodeo Association State Finals will be held this weekend in Kissimmee and seven Arcadia athletes are ranked high in the standings going into the competition. Donnie Boyd is ranked third, Lance Bliss, fourth, and Robbie Lawrence 12th in bareback riding events. Lynn Walker is ranked 1st in the barrel racing competition. JoNell Gammage is ranked second in the girls cutting division. Kevin Shelfer is ranked second, Donnie Boyd, sixth and Lee Johnson 11th in the saddle bronc riding competition. Marty Boyd and Donnie Boyd are ranked 13th in team roping competition. In addition to DeSotos impressive showing in the number competing on the state level, Lynn Walker has been chosen to compete in the Miss High School Rodeo contest. 1984: Jimmie Rodgers of Arcadia was recently named winner of the 1984 DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award. The award is presented to the senior agriculture student attaining the highest degree of proficiency in scholarship, leader ship, and a supervised agricultural program. Jimmie attends DeSoto High School and has been the student adviser of the FFA chapter. His agricultural program consists of farm mechanics. He plans to attend Manatee Junior College and major in law enforcement following graduation. Three Arcadia teenagers who participated in the Florida High School Rodeo Finals in Kissimmee will represent the state in the national rodeo finals this summer in Rapid City, South Dakota. Dale Johnson placed second in the state bareback and third in saddle bronc. Randy Lawrence placed second in the state for bull riding, and Christi Scott placed fourth in cutting. Jeff McBee, also of Arcadia, was 13th going into the finals. He rode well, spectators said, but failed to chalk up enough points to make the nationals. Dale is the third boy in his family to make a mark in the rodeo competition. His older brother, Tim, placed second in nationals in bareback competition and another brother, Lee, is now a professional jockey at a racetrack in Pennsylvania.THIS WEEKFROM PAGE 9 Dr. and Mrs. L.A. Fusco are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Luca Jane Fusco, to Lt. Joseph W. Blackburn, son of Mr. and Mrs B.J. Blackburn. The bride elect is a 1983 graduate of DeSoto High School and the bridegroom is a 1979 DeSoto High School graduate. rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50456995 s+r tE Cypress St El i'ISY Q ra O vLT.irilo mzDr. Laura DeStefanoHickory StLewellyn CasselsARNP

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 DeSoto Public Safety Dept. promotes new leaders ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comMandy Hines, Interim DeSoto County Administrator, pinned Larry P. Taylor, DeSoto Countys Public Saftey Chief during a ceremony held Friday at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall. Public Saftey Chief Larry P. Taylor pinned incoming Deputy Fire Chief Thomas J Moran, as DeSoto County Commisioner Bob Miller presents Moran with a brand new white helmet. C Shift Lieutenant Thomas J. Beilstein was happy to see his mother and father, Elke and Jim Beilstein, from Davenport as he was honored Friday. DeSoto County Fire Resue promotional pinning and dinner,was lled with family and re and rescue personnel from the county ,for the pinning of Larry P. Taylor ( Public Saftey Chief), Thomas J,Moran ( Deputy Fire Chief), Brett Hogan.( A Shift Lieutenant), Shawn P. Lucey ( A Shift Lieutenant), Kirk D. Simcic ( BShift Lieutenant), Lewis A. Wells ( BShift Lieutenant), and Thomas J. Beilstein (C-Shift Lieutenant). | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSFWC offers expanded outdoor opportunities in JuneWhat better time to highlight all the public access points to outdoor recreation provided by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission than June, Great Outdoors Month. FWC works closely with other agencies and Florida outdoor businesses to offer safe and exciting adventures on wildlife management areas, lakes and waterways. These partnerships make outdoor experiences special and memorable for families by delivering fun activities like hiking, boating, shing, hunting, shooting sports and wildlife viewing There is no better month than June for enjoying the freedom to play in Florida. For starters, the FWC is offering license-free saltwater shing June 7 and 8 so people have the weekend to try the sport or introduce a friend to shing. To keep the momentum going, the FWCs freshwater license-free shing weekend is June 14 and 15. Then there is an early, weekend start to bay scallop season on June 28, 29 and 30. Gov. Rick Scott has proclaimed June to be Great Outdoors Month and noted that the FWC offers Floridians and visitors 159 wildlife management areas in addition to the other public lands totaling 12 million acres. We applaud Gov. Scotts efforts to promote the great outdoors. This gives us an opportunity to highlight what our agency offers for all Floridians and to get kids, our next generation of conservationists, outside, said FWC Chairman Richard Corbett. The FWC offers: The Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network Provides residential and day camp programs where youth can participate in outdoor activities and expand their understanding of conservation and natural Florida. Some camps are in state lands, others in community parks. Expanded hunting opportunities on WMAs Created by public input and scientic research, taking into account wildlife populations and reproductive differences in specic areas of the state. Hog hunting, for instance, is available some June weekends in ve WMAs. Birding, wildlife viewing and paddling trails. Boat ramps and waterway markers to keep boaters and manatees safe. License-free freshwater and saltwater shing events to expose people to the pleasures and rewards of shing. Expanded scallop season, opening harvest opportunities. Fish, wildlife and related activities and businesses contribute over $40 bil lion and nearly 294,000 jobs to Floridas economy annually. The value added economic impact of the seafood industry contributes another $4.7 billion. For more information on the FWCs many outdoors offerings, go to MyFWC.com and select Fishing, Boating, Hunting, Wildlife Viewing, Education and other topics to plot outdoor activities for June and months to come, on its wildlife management areas and on the states rivers, beaches and lands.Join the A-TEAMAcross the country small towns have had to reinvent themselves as retail business shifts from small independently owned businesses to large big box stores. Arcadia successfully made a reincarnation to an antique shopping mecca over ten years ago. Thanks to a strong antique business owners association and the MainStreet program, our community thrives and continues to draw visitors from all parts of the state. But are antiques enough? What about the local community? Do you shop downtown? Is a diversity of shops needed? What would draw residents to shop and dine downtown? Will our community continue to draw visitors and new residents, will it thrive? A rising tide oats all boats is not an idle saying. One group that hopes to unite various community groups and non-prots is TEAM Arcadia. TEAM Arcadia is modeled after successful groups in Punta Gorda and elsewhere. TEAM stands for together everyone achieves more. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to unite community organizations, coordinate efforts in community improvement, be a liaison between government and the public and foster economic growth by supporting and disseminating infor mation about community concept plans and master plans. Concept plans and master plans are the tools communities use to direct use of public funds for growth and development. For example, when the state does work on major roadways, a percentage of the budget is designated for transportation improvement. Things such as sidewalks, directional signs, landscaping fall into this category. Rather than accept the cookie cutter options the state would do on its own, with informed community input improvements can be tailored to the communitys needs. One of TEAM Arcadias projects is improving the park around Lake Katherine. With a generous grant from Mosaic, TEAM has already replaced the old fountain with a nicer, more functional one, removed excess vegetation and arranged to plant with native species, and developing inviting signs for the park. A community is created when people of an area share a purpose and a common goal. Join TEAM Arcadia to learn how you can help our community prosper and grow. There are no membership dues at present, and anyone with an interest in the Arcadia/ DeSoto County area is invited to join. Leaders of local community groups and non-prots especially are invited to send a delegate to the meetings. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at Mary Margarets Tea & Biscuit, 10 S. Polk Avenue. Attend the next meeting to learn more about TEAM Arcadia. The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian and was not using otation devices. Nikolai survived, and stayed the night with the Baileys. The two boys played video games, but all through the evening, Willy said, Nikolai just kept hugging me and thanking me. He told me, I thought I was going to die. Asked if he feels like a hero, Willy said not really he just did what his instincts told him to do. Still, Willy was surprised when he walked into a coffee shop one day last week with his parents, and several of his parents friends started clapping for him and came up to hug him. But his father told him, You did the right thing. Were so proud of you.HEROFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO PROVIDEDNikolai Duran was only 5 years old and did not know how to swim when he jumped in a pool and sank to the bottom. Willy Baileys quick thinking helped rescue the little boy. report, Patten responded, To be honest Ive never read a copy of the full report. I didnt even know this existed. Patten said as other issues in Venice came for ward, Slaughters resignation was moved to the back burner. Things moved on, I got interested in other things, plus I met somebody and got married and I havent really been writing all that much, he said. This report came out around the time I stopped writing. So its not necessarily negligence on my part that I never saw the report. It was that (Venice) was playing games regarding trying to hide some of this and six months later I never went back to look for it.Public respondsSeveral residents told the council they did not want someone with Slaughters questionable background to serve as city administrator, and wondered how the council missed the report before hiring him. I hope the council knows that youve put the city at great liability by putting Mr. Slaughter in a supervisory position, said businesswoman Martha Craven. In the future if an allegation comes in, whether true or false, the city will be liable. Chuck Craven said the city should terminate Slaughter while he is still under probation so it could save itself from having to owe severance pay or benets. Why doesnt the council just dismiss him and get somebody else? he asked. All this negative publicity isnt good for this town, especially after all the problems weve had. Gary Frierson rst suggested the city do a thorough background investigation, and even offered to put money toward the report if the city was unwilling. Now that you are aware of all this, why dont you just do a private investigation and nd the facts for yourself, he said. If you do that, then youll know where youre at and it will give Mr. Slaughter a clean slate. Ive always said if youve got nothing to hide, then lay it out on the table. To clear (this issue) up Ill contribute $300 to help with the costs. William Bailey directly addressed Slaughter, saying it would be in every ones best interests if Slaughter simply resigned. With all the circumstances surrounding this, and all the bad feelings surrounding this, it would be easier for you to just step back and allow us to move forward, he said. Several people commented on the failure of the administrator search committee to properly vet the ve nalists. This process has been faulty from the get-go, Janie Watson said. And it starts with the council including a resolution in its instructions to the committee to include Slaughter in the top ve before they even reviewed applications. Frierson questioned some of the scores Slaughter received from committee members, suggesting that one member who wanted Slaughter for the job from the beginning had given him a score of 30 out of a possible 33. In comparison, other members gave him scores averaging 15-16. This process has been tainted from the very beginning, she said. At the very least we owe it to the residents of this city to do a thorough background check.Fink, residents clashThree residents questioned Deputy Mayor Joe Fink on what he knew about Slaughters past and when he knew it. They also expressed their concern with the way he treats members of the public on social media sites such as Facebook. Watson begin a tense exchange of words with Fink when she wondered why the committee never received a copy of the report when he had it in his possession. Fink immediately shot back at Watson, Maam, again I will state for the record that I-did-nothave-a-cop-y-of-the-report. Was that slow enough? I had the newspaper stories from Venice, and thats all. Watson then asked Fink why he wouldnt have come forward with any information he had, regardless of the source. Maam, there are a lot of people out there who are accused of a lot of things over the course of their life, he said. And you know what, it doesnt make it true. Chuck Craven reminded Fink when they talked recently about Slaughters situation, Fink told him he had prior knowledge of the incident. When Fink objected and said the only infor mation he was privy to were media reports, the two began a strange back-and-forth where they called out each others first name: Chuck. Joe. Chuck. Joe. Trudi Super told Fink she was offended by his remarks about her husband and her on Facebook, and felt he needs to act in a more professional manner as an elected official. Its not so much what you say because I have actually been a cheerleader of yours, she said. Its the demeaning manner in which you speak to people. And as a public official, I am high offended by the disrespectful manner in which you speak to me and others. Fink did not respond to Supers criticism. Council commentsAfter the public comments section closed, each council member offered an opinion of the subject. Madam chairman, havent we had enough with innuendos, no infor mation, people just running their mouths, not presenting any facts other than what they got from the paper or off the street? Councilman Bob Allen asked. Frankly, I dont believe any of whats been said about Tom. I think we need to cut this and move forward. Councilman Bob Heine said he stands by his decision to vote for Slaughter, citing an improvement in workplace morale. I havent talked to a single city employee who hasnt PUBLICFROM PAGE 1been real happy since Toms been on board, he said. I can tell you this people from the public have walked in and have told me that theyve been to the Water Department, and theres all the difference in the world in how the staff interacts with them. I still think hes the man for the job. I cant please everybody, nobody on this council can do that. Ive been more or less threatened by some people I thought was friends who are evidently not, but Ive been threatened before so I can live with that. Fink said he believed there was more to the story than the investigation revealed, and that his perception in the community is that he is protecting Tom because people consider them buddies. I have to look at this from the perspective of people telling me, well, hes your buddy. Well Ive known him for 20 years, Ive never had lunch with him, weve never had drinks, Ive never met his wife, he said. So I dont know what kind of buddy people think I am to him. I look at this and say to myself, What are we going to find out if we do an investigation like youre suggesting? Were going to find out the city of Venice gave the man $30,000 to leave. And his accusers profited from his leaving the city. Fink also believed many in the community had already had their minds made up against Slaughter, and were merely looking for another avenue to get rid of him. They are the same people who called me three or four weeks earlier and told me he wasnt qualied. When they couldnt get an audience that way, now they are trying this way, he said. If there is any hint of impropriety I cannot imagine Councilman Heine, Allen or Keene allowing that hint of impropriety to go unchallenged. This is not just behavior that happens poof, like magic. This is either a long-standing thing or short-standing. Theres no record of this anywhere except in the city of Venice. Keene stressed the council owes the residents of Arcadia more. This is such serious business. I sat here and listened to Deputy Mayor Fink say many, many times we gotta get this right, he said. Maybe I misunderstood some of my fellow council members, but I thought we were in search of a person who was best qualified for the position. Keene continued that, after reviewing the Venice investigation, he had serious concerns about Slaughters leadership style. I had not seen this workplace investigation until 4 p.m. today, so I had a chance to look it over. Im trying to give Tom the benefit of the doubt with some of the sexual harassment things, but the thing that concerned me more were the issues he did admit to, he said. For example, the use of profanity and off-color jokes. Tom, you were quoted as saying that the experience has been an awakening for you and you hope to use the lesson well. You accept that your management style and technique need improvement. Ive had discussions about this with Tom, and thats my concern. We dont need a work in progress, we need someone who can hit the ground running. Keene added that the discussion over Slaughters past could have been avoided if hed brought it up during his interview, and agreed an investigation was necessary. I think we need to give serious thought to doing this investigation and see if we can wipe the slate clean, or give Tom the option to be the fantastic planner that I know he is, said. I wish that Tom would man up and address some of these issues that are in here that he can address, specifically his leadership style. I still believe we had two superior candidates for this job and we punted instead of going for the touchdown. After Keenes motion died, Frierson said, Its regrettable the rest of the council isnt willing to go the extra mile on this and clear things up once and for all. I think the public deserves better, I think we have more responsibility to the public than that. Im embarrassed and ashamed by this. Slaughter chose not speak during the entire discussion period. PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comCouncilman Joe Fink argues with Janie Watson over allegations he had access to the Venice investigation report and never revealed them to the council. Mayor Alice Frierson expressed her concern regarding the timing of Slaughters departure from Venice, and was in support of launching a full investigation into Slaughters past beyond just public records. Councilman Keith Keene expressed his concern with several items in the Venice investigation, in particular several allegations Slaughter either admitted to or could not recall. Councilman Bob Allen said the allegations against Slaughter were baseless and had no merit, and suggested the council move past the matter. William Bailey directly addressed Slaughter, suggesting he should voluntarily resign to allow the city to move forward without further controversy. h -rPT.: TE ,J _n`s f.t*.,qy Vi' Y v. ; $ _; -. :' : .' r' A tt;iI )' 4T '! AV, ;.r.r,11 -LJ4Ip' IMI7. IG, yI11\ 1II 1, uI7I_I li:_ i. 111l1

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14 Three times the DeSoto County football team was inside the Boca Ciega 20-yard-line and each time they ended up empty-handed. Their nal knock on the door came with just 2:40 left in the game as a last ditch effort to score from the 15-yard-line ended on an incomplete pass. Many teams would have packed up their gear and called it a night. After the game Bulldog Coach Matt Egloff told his team, This is what happens when you never give up. You have to keep making plays. With so few of us we have to work together and pick each other up. The out-manned Bulldogs kept on playing as the time kept ticking away. The Pirates could have used up most of the clock if they had kept the ball on the ground, but surprisingly they attempted a pass play that had some success earlier in the game. Seeing a familiar play developing and knowing where the ball was going, Dawayne Pooh Hearns stepped in front of the receiver just as the quarter back released the ball and he picked off the pass. Hearns found his pot of honey as he went untouched for 20 yards into the end zone to tie the game at six with just 1:50 left in the game. I was right there and I thought I was going to drop it, he said. It felt good, it was a great moment and got the team excited. We deserved that win. That score tied the game. It was sophomore Cesar Barajas who split the uprights with a nice kick for the game-winning point. Its my rst time playing with the big boys so I was happy to have the chance to do something for the team. That is what Im supposed to do, Barajas said. With fewer than two dozen players dressed for the game and everyone playing on both sides of the ball, it was a very tiring night as many players cramped up during the game. Yet it was Barajas, who only got one the eld once in the entire game, who scored the winning point.Goal line stopA big play that allowed the Bulldogs to go for the kick to win the game came on the Pirates two-point conversion attempt after their third quarter touchdown. Taj Jackson made a nice tackle in the backeld to keep the Pirates lead to just 6-0. There were many big plays and big players for the Bulldogs. Jackson, who is the fastest man for the Bulldogs outran a Pirate ball carrier and dragged him down at the one-yard-line. Jackson also played at the running back and receiver position on offense. He even lined up as the quarterback in the pistol formation on the rst play of Hearns pick-six gives Bulldogs 7-6 winBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County coach Wade Huckaby congratulates some of the Bulldogs after their 7-6 win May 30. Stefan Thumpa Williams, DaWayne Pooh Hearns (2), Taj Jackson (32) and in the back ground is kicker Cesar Barajas.BULLDOGS | 16 150 lbs.10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150Would you please pledge towards our weight loss? Steve Bauer and I (Joe Gallimore) are losing weight to win! We are a special project planned by Kristen Spahr, Marketing Director of DeSoto Memorial Hospital. She has encouraged and inspired us to participate in a healthier lifestyle. She has recorded our weight and will monitor each week through November 27, 2014. Steve and I have a combined goal of 150 pound loss. We seek your support in pledging funding toward the pounds we lose. Your pledge multiplied with our weight loss achieved will be a positive gain for our community / county as every dollar earned by pledges will be contributed toward DeSoto County Veterans Appreciation Days. ats right, plans are set for several days of festivities while honoring all veterans who have served our nation. is will include the presence of the Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial. is will be promoted locally and around the state to invite other community and county residents to come to DeSoto and be part of these days of celebration, respect and honor. Your pledge is tax deductible! please be a part of this Win Win scenario. Steves o cial starting weight 322lbs Joes o cial starting weight 348 lbs Collectively, were determined to Lose to Win! Businesses or individuals pledging per pound: Danny Collins $1 Algie Didlaukies $5 David Dunn Rankin $2 Sue Ho man $1 Bob White .25 cent Steve Sachkar .25 cent Geri Kotz .25 cent Carol Moore .25 cent Debbie Dunn Rankin .25 cent Purple House of Charlotte County $1 Gallimore Family $2LOSE TO WIN! 50449891 Collectively, were determined to Lose to Win! Would you please pledge toward our weight loss? Your pledge is tax deductible! Please, be a part of this Win-Win scenario. Debbie Dunn-Rankin .25 cent David Dunn-Rankin $2 Pj'1 1. -N iI

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 the fourth quarter and took the rst snap around the left side for 42 yards down to the Pirate 28-yard-line. When asked what his position actually was, he replied offensive weapon. Dre Big Dog Jones had a crushing sack which he called on Facebook the meanest of the game. Mani Big Dawg Wesley made a couple of nice tackles to prevent long runs. Deionte Juice Turner and Chace Higgins were in the Pirate backeld all night putting pressure on the quarterback. Zack Beeles let everyone know that he was in the game as he had a couple of powerful carries which drew attention from his teammates. Beeles also introduced himself to several Pirate runners as he knocked them to the ground from his linebacker position. Stefan Thumpa Williams made three consecutive big and loud hits on the Pirates and stopped the runner for no gain. Line coach Richard Koonce walked down the sidelines and turned to Egloff and said, Now theres your linebacker. The Bulldogs have had a recent tradition of shut down linebackers such as Cedrick Jackson, Jay Black and Tre Tyler but they need someone to fill that role this season. As always, the Bulldogs have solid players at the skill positions. Tony Lee did a nice job under center using his running ability and strong arm to keep the Pirate defense guessing as to what he was going to do. Running back Beeles supplies the get out of his way power that complements the speed burners such as Jackson. The lines on both sides of the ball need to get bigger and stronger, and be more consistent on their plays. When the offensive linemen did their jobs they made the ball carriers look pretty good, but when they missed their assignments it was not so pretty. There was confusion on defense as they looked lost at times. With only a month of practice and having a young and inexperienced team, those are things that will need to be ironed out once practice starts back up in the rst week of August. The defense did stand up after a fourth-quarter Bulldog drive stalled on the ve-yard-line. The rst play saw the whole line stuff the quarterback for a four-yard loss back to the one-yardline. That big defensive stand gave the Bulldogs good eld position on the next position. Unfortunately that drive stalled deep into Pirate territory, too. But thats when the Pirates went to the well once too often and Hearns made them come up empty with his touchdown interception.BULLDOGSFROM PAGE 14 Members of the DeSoto County High School band made the trip to Boca Ciega to watch the Bull dogs win their spring game 7-6. DeSoto County quarterback Tony Lee ghts o a Boca Ciega lineman as he res a pass downeld in the May 30 win. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comBulldog receiver Alfredrick Keeper Tyson dives for a pass just out of his reach in the rst quarter of the 7-6 win over Boca Ciega. Taj Jackson played quarterback for much of the fourth quarter. His rst carry, on the rst play of the period, resulted in a 42-yard run. Dawayne Pooh Hearns steps up to pick o the Boca Ciega pass and takes it to the end zone to tie the game with just under two minutes to play in the 7-6 win on May 30. DeSoto County sophomore Cesar Barajas blasts the extra point to win the game 7-6 over Boca Ciega. 5 0 4 5 6 9 9 6 50456996 Yes, We Are Open! ' 11 111WertDesotow !IPharmacy,0$--Your Friendly Pharmacy" s 1'Y jBest Prices in town!We take time to help our customers and provide our service your way!$ 10 OFF $ 10 OFF $ 10 OFF1st Visit Prescription 2nd Visit Prescriptio 3rd Visit PrescriptionWe offer the lowest price! If we are not, well beat the competitor's price!We accept all insurance, including: Medicaid, CVS Caremark, I lumana,'1'ricare, Express Scripts, BlueCros Blue Shield, Workman's Comp, AARR United Healthcare & all other Medicare Part D PlansFREE Home Delivery!FREE Antibiotic ProgramOver 300 Generic Prescriptions for $2.99HrftDREN') SChewable Multivitamins for every 'child's nutritional needs!MAN A r ` r AP= I. p l o. I 171W,1tG1er rMuttc+t,

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The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian As a sales manager for the Madison Journal in Tallulah, Louisiana, Linda Garten is familiar with composition, design and style. She is known for sculpting the Lil Dixie Darlings and Ebony Heritage collectibles, which you can nd in many homes. Specializing in portraits, Garten sketched many faces in charcoal, pastel, and pencil while living in Vicksburg Mississippi. Her own creations, including specially designed Mississippi River Mud jewelry, adorns women across the states and can be seen and purchased from her directly or at the Open Door Shop on Henry Street in Fort Myers. Her current interest in Chattahoochee River Mud is yielding more fashionable jewelry. Garten has compassion and it shows in her current work. Lindas acrylic oral paintings reect vibrant colors in whimsical designs. Her seascapes embrace all of the natural atmospheric hues of the marine environment. Currently she is focusing on portraits of family pets. Garten is a registered artist at The Opera House Gallery in Arcadia, and The Open Door Shop in Fort Myers. You may also see her artwork online at http://arcadiaoperahouseartists-com. webs.com.Opera House Artist: Featuring Linda GartenBy BECKY VAN PELTOPERA HOUSE ARTISTS GARTEN PHOTOS PROVIDEDLinda Garten has been focusing her art on pets recently. Gartens work can be seen at the Arcadia Opera House. Linda Gartens acrylic work has a loose, casual, whimsical style featuring brilliant colors. Its easy to forget. But dont. That was the message Tuesday at the DeSoto County Hurricane Seminar and Community Services Expo at the Turner Agri-Civic Center. With Hurricane Charley fading into history, emergency and law enforcement officials wanted to remind those attending the seminar that the danger from strong storms is very real and that caution should be everyones priority. Charley destroyed lives and property in August 2004. The world goes in cycles, and so do hurricanes and storms, said Doug Christ, DeSoto County Emergency Manager and moderator of the seminar. Were stressing the importance of being prepared. All it takes is one storm, and things change. The goal of the seminar was to provide information on preparing for storms. Red Cross and other agencies offered helpful tips, handouts and face time in preparing for storms. Television weathercaster Jim Farrell shared summer forecasts and a friendly message to be prepared. DeSoto County Sheriff William Wise Hurricane seminar uses Charley to urge preparednessBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENTSEMINAR | 24 50449889 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 DERMATOLOGYASMS4fnlCOOdDD 34L1fnDDL1G3DD0

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 Reader Bonnie Simmons sent in a photo of an unusual striking lavender bloom, asking what is it? Its one of the many gingers that are easy to grow in our area. In fact, some are so easy they may become a bit of a problem as they multiply by underground stems called rhizomes. Hidden ginger produces a cone shaped growth with many small yellow owers, and then one striking lavender bloom emerges. Ginger is the common name for several tropical genera in the Zingiberaceae family. There are more than 1,300 species of gingers worldwide, and many make excellent landscape plants. They are considered herbaceous perennials, meaning they have no woody stems and grow year after year. The largest species make excellent focal plants for pools and lanai areas; smaller species are attractive used in borders or containers. Mature clumps may be dug and divided for new plantings. Rhizomes are available commercially. Look for plump roots that are not dry and withered with no sign of rot. Protruding eyes or buds will indicate which side should be placed facing up but dont worry if youre not sure, stalks will nd their way to the surface. Most gingers are adapted to life in moist shady forests. Some can take full sun, but most thrive in ltered sunlight. Generally, gingers will tolerate more sun if they are given plenty of water. In shady areas they will do well with less water. The rhizomes store water and nutrients, but in extreme dry conditions gingers will benet from supplemental water. Avoid planting large gingers in open windy locations as the tender leaves are easily damaged by wind. Some gingers offer showy owering displays over a long period, blooming from late spring through fall or even nearly year round. Individual owers on some species may be open for only a day, but it may take a week or more for all blooms on a stalk to open. The ower cluster may be upright or drooping. Other gingers have a cone-shaped inorescence composed of eshy bracts. Small owers emerge from the base of the bracts. Many gingers are known for their fragrance. A single stalk will perfume an entire room. Plant ginger in rich loamy soil with plenty of organic matter. A dusting of bone meal will be benecial. Rhizomes should not be planted too deep. In wet areas they should be planted near the surface. In drier sandy soils, rhizomes may be planted at a depth of about three times the roots diameter. The top growth of gingers may be damaged by frost; others tend to go dormant in winter. New growth quickly returns in spring and returns the plant to full beauty. Some of the larger varieties look more attractive if spent bloom stalks are cut out. Use hand pruners to cut out any damaged stalks. Remove some stalks entirely, and head others back about one third their length. Gingers may also be managed by cutting all old growth down in late winter. Some common gingers include Hedychium coronarium or buttery ginger, which has delicate white owers. H. coccineum has similar red tinged owers. H. greenei is known as ginger lily. Shell ower (Alpinia zerumbet) forms bold clumps of leaves, shelllike owers are on separate stalks in drooping clusters. Flowers are whiteish yellow tinged with pink. It also comes in a variegated leaf form. A. purpurata or red ginger has a terminal cluster of red bracts with tiny white owers. Costus speciosus or crepe ginger has upright cone-like red owers. It grows to 8 feet and the leaves twist about the stem in a spiral. Etlingera elator is called torch ginger. Pinecone ginger or lanolin lily grows 5 to 6 feet tall with dark green leaves. There is also a variegated variety with green and ivory leaves. The cone-like ower heads are full of sweet-smelling lanolin like liquid that oozes out when given a gentle squeeze. By Christmas the cones turn a deep waxy red. Its a great natural remedy to clean and soften garden soiled and chapped hands. Two important culinary species are Zingibar ofcinale, the ginger root used for spice, and Cucuram domestica, the plant whose red orange roots are dried and ground to produce turmeric, the spice used in curry. Both culinary ginger and turmeric (look for roots at health food stores) are easy to grow. Plant pieces on rich soil in spring, keep soil moist until sprouts appear, then water only when soil is dry. The foliage will die down in winter; dig the roots in late winter. Ginger root may be frozen to use just grate as much as you need from the frozen root. Bitter ginger and other varieties have escaped cultivation and are sometimes found growing along stream banks. If you plant ginger in your Florida landscape, be a responsible gardener and don't let it spread aggressively.Gingers add tropical ambianceOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke aandksmoke@gmail.com PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (PETRONAS)Red ginger, Alpinia purpurata has a terminal cluster of red bracts with tiny white owers that may be either upright or drooping. PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (FOREST AND KIM STARR)Shell ower (Alpinia zerumbet) forms bold clumps of leaves, shell-like owers are on separate stalks in drooping clusters. Flowers are whiteish yellow tinged with pink. It also comes in a variegated leaf form. PHOTO PROVIDED BY BONNIE SIMMONSHidden ginger produces a cone-shaped growth with many small yellow owers, and then one striking lavender bloom emerges. Its one of the many gingers that are easy to grow in our area. In fact, some are so easy they may become a bit of a problem as they multiply by underground stems called rhizomes. 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EOE DFWP E-mail Resume to hralertsswf@gmail.com MEDICAL2030 RNS / LPNS / CNAS FULL TIME, P ART TIME, PRN ***********************HARBORCHASEOFFERS COMPETITIVEWAGESANDAN EXCELLENTBENEFITSPACK-AGESUCHASMEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION& 401K ***************** PART-TIMETEAMMEMBERS RECEIVEBENEFITS AT20+ HOURS. ***************** FORCONSIDERATIONPLEASE APPLYINPERSONTO: HARBORCHASE OF VENICE ASSISTEDLIVINGANDSKILLEDNURSING950 PINEBROOKROADVENICE, FL 34285 (941) 484-8801 PH(941) 484-3450 FAXEOE M/F/D/V SKILLED TRADES2050 IMMEDIATE OPENINGBACKHOE OPERATOR 1 exp. in lake excavation, 1 experienced in underground utilities, storm water & sewer installation FINISH DOZER OPER. Experienced in finish slope work on the dirt crew. CONCRETE FINISHERS Experienced in flat work, curbs and gutters. Able to finish behind the curb machine. 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 BODYSHOP MANAGERFOR NEW AUTOMOTIVE DEALERSHIP Great oppurtunity for the right person. Benefits include: 401k, profit sharing, bonus, medical, dental & vision insuranceSend resume to:jobsa@sun-herald.com 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 2014CP000029AXMA Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF E. BRUCE BAKER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Y ou are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of E. Bruce Baker, deceased, File Number 2014CP000029AXMA, by the Circuit Court for Desoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 E. Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, Florida 34266; that the decedents date of death was February 5, 2014; that the total value of the estate is $0.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: NameAddress None ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 5, 2014. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/Karen L. Kayes, Attorney Email: kkayes@wnj.com Florida Bar No. 0039993 WARNER NORCROSS & JUDD LLP 700 T errace Point Road, Suite 350, P .O. Box 900 Muskegon, Michigan 49443-0900 T elephone: (231)727-2600 Person Giving Notice: /s/Linda B. Juarez Email: juarezl@hccc-health.org 2169 Arbor Avenue Norton Shores, Michigan 49441 T elephone: (231)759-0169 Published 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 124986 3048152 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. 2014 CP 51 Division PROBATE IN RE:ESTATE OF HARVEY N. KEEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HARVEY N. KEEN, deceased, whose date of death was April 23, 2014; File Number 2014 CP 51, is pending in the Circuit Court for De Soto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Ste. 101, Arcadia, FL 34266. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: June 5, 2014. Jeffrey S. Goethe Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 861420 Barnes Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout & Perron, Chartered 3119 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205 T elephone: 941-748-8224 E-Mail: jgoethe@barneswalker.com E-Mail: jangersoll@barneswalker.com Newton D. Keen NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 Personal Representative 4096 NW Florida Avenue Arcadia, FL 34266 Published 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 253087 3048261 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE:ESTATE OF File No. 2014 CP 53 ELEANORA G. KEEN, a/k/a CARRIE ELEANORA KEEN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ELEANORA G. KEEN, deceased, whose date of death was January 1, 2014; File Number 2014 CP 53, is pending in the Circuit Court for De Soto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Ste. 101, Arcadia, FL 34266. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is: June 5, 2014. Jeffrey S. Goethe Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No. 861420 Barnes Walker, Goethe, Hoonhout & Perron, Chartered 3119 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205 T elephone: 941-748-8224 E-Mail: jgoethe@barneswalker.com E-Mail: jangersoll@barneswalker.com Newton D. Keen Personal Representative 4096 NW Florida Avenue Arcadia, FL 34266 Published 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 253087 3048296 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2013CA000052AXMA DIVISION: Z JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887"QLw"%WMOOOOOOO*OoL*A*%A**MWAjjWXoo00000000ftwoor-------------II1Ir hi, ;M--------------A

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 HAM, III, JACK RICHARD et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 6, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013CA000052AXMA of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida in which JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, is the Plaintiff and Jack Richard Ham, III, Stephanie L. Ham, are defendants, the DeSoto County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266; www.desotoclerk.com, DeSoto County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 24th day of June, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 30, OF SUNNYBREEZE MOBILE HOME PARK, AN UNRECORDED PLAT ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 24 SECONDS WEST ALONG NORTH LINE OF SOUTH HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION 25, 1885.41 FEET TO SOUTH R/W OF S.C.L. RR.; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID R/W, 2060.60 FEET TO SOUTH R/W OF LIVERPOOL BLVD.; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 48 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID R/W, 325.81 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING.; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE 125.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 3 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 35 SECONDS WEST 82.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 48 SECONDS WEST, 125.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 3 DEGREES 02 MINUTES 35 SECONDS EAST, 82.0 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING.TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS A 2001 MOBILE HOME BEARING VIN NUMBER FLFLY70A28660CG31. 11663 SW LEMON AVE ARCADIA FL 34269-6692 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida, this 30th day of May, 2014 /s/ Erik DelEtoile Erik DelEtoile, Esq. FL Bar # 71675 Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P .O. Box 23028 T ampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com 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 Courts ADA Coordinator at 115 E. 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. To file response please contact DeSoto County Clerk of Court, 115 E. Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, FL 34266, Tel: (863) 993-4876; Fax: (863) 993-4669. Published 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 272484 3048202 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-CA-000163 MAYAN MAINSTREET INVESTORS I, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 NESTOR MORALES JR; JOSEPHINE D. MORALES, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 27, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013-CA000163, of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida. MAYAN MAINSTREET INVESTORS I, LLC (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and NESTOR MORALES, JR.; JOSEPHINE D. MORALES; FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse; 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, at 11:00 a.m., on the 5th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 16 AND 17, OF ROSINS AND STROUDS ADDITION TO ARCADIA, FLORIDA, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGES 123 & C-5 AT P AGE 12, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA.If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 29th day of May, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk V an Ness Law Firm, PLC 1239 E. Newport Center Drive Suite #110 Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442 Phone (954) 571-2031 Fax (954) 571-2033 Pleadings@vanlawfl.com 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. Published 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 232598 3048508 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 14-2012-CA-000814 Section: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, v. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, LIENORS AND OTHER PARTIES TAKING INTEREST UNDER RANDALL C. HOPKINS; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN P ARTIES 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; AND MARY L. HOPKINS. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 15, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 14-2012-CA000814 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 1st 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: LOTS, 15,16,17 AND 18 OF HORSE CREEK ACRES, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT NOTICE OFSALE3130 THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGES 45A AND 45B, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. Commonly known as: 7912 Southwest Horse Creek Road, 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 21st day of May, 2014 /s/ B. Wynn Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT DeSoto COUNTY, FLORIDA Published 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 329037 3048217 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 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 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; T AX DEEDS3132 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 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: 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 T AX DEEDS3132 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. 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 T AX DEEDS3132 DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 5/22/14, 5/29/14, 6/5/14 & 6/12/14 112132 3042682 Findtheperfectcompanion intheClassifieds! 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 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 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 toftoooooooo Lw,iftAM

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The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian released on recognizance. Michael Shaun Williams, 21, Fort Myers. Charges: two counts of sale of cocaine, two counts of sale of marijuana, and three counts of possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $20,360. Teolo Aguirre Jr., 43, Okla. Charges: two counts of felony retail theft over $300 coordinated with others. Bond: $3,000. Tabatha Michelle Campbell, 28, 4600 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charges: two counts of battery. Bond: $1,500. Tyler Ray Carlan, 22, 3000 block of S.W. County Road 769, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Gabriel Guevera, 59, 2800 block of S.W. Rowena Ave., Arcadi8a. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Michael Bradley Hicks, 37, 10000 block of S.W. Peace River St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Sibley Clarence Lewis III, 39, Elberta, Ala. Charge: petty theft between $100-$300. Bond: $500. Rogerio Maldonado, 39, rst block of Robinson Court, Arcadia. Charge: habitually driving without a valid license. Bond: $2,000. Ronald Duvone Mathis, 60, 1700 block of S.W. Duke St., Arcadia. Charge: sale of marijuana within 1,000 ft, of prohibited location and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: none. Blake Angel Morales, 18, rst block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Terry Ryan Ogle, 21, North Port. Charge: driving while license is suspended, second offense. Bond: none. Bobbie Jo Ruiz, 36, Okla. Charges: petty theft and using anti-shoplifting device countermeasures. Bond: $1,20. Lisa Marie Scorgie, 27, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Charge: petty theft between $100-$300. Bond: $120. Leobardo Luis Vasquez, 25, 1900 block of Heron Cove, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. James Edward Woods, 59, S.C. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Joshua Tyler Anderson, 32, 5900 block of S.W. Notts Dairy St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,500. Octavious Mario Dennis, 31, 100 block of Carmen Drive, Arcadia. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $240. Amy William Henry, 39, 6100 block of S.W. Sable Ave., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Stanley Robert Ingram, 53, Port Charlotte. Charge: obstructing justice by tampering with a juror. Bond: $1,500. Adan Sanchez Villegas, 49, Okeechobee. Charges: driving without a valid license and failure to register a motor vehicle. Bond: $240. Shannon Marie Albanese, 38, 1700 block of S.E. 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment and two counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $2,120. Heath Fuhlman, 44, 2300 block of N.W. Eucalyptus Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Mario Negrete, 39, Price Child St., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Shannon Allen Smith, 51, 2200 block of N.W. Genes Little Acres Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Gabriel Guevara, 59, 2800 block of S.W. Rowena Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Benito Ponice Lugo, 35, 2600 block of N.E. Burnham Road, Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Pablo Silva, 25, 1500 block of S.E. Carnahan, Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession or use of drug equipment and driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,620. Shari Michelle Childs, 28, 1100 block of Harlem Circle, Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $350. Amanda Marier Culpepper, 31, 11100 block of Agnes St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Bill Ray Ernst, 34, rst block of N. DeSoto Ave., Arcadia. Charge: sexual assault with victim over age 12 using physical force without injury. Bond: none. Rene St. Marc, 24, Fort Myers. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $1,000. Michael Wayne Talbert, 47, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Angela Carole Thresher, 41, Cape Coral. Charges: unarmed burglary of occupied structure, unarmed burglary of unoccupied conveyance, grand theft auto and grand theft over $100. Bond: $27,500. Leodegario Ramirez, 37, 6100 block of Sable Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is expired more than 4 months. Bond: $120. Christopher David Woppman, 38, 3000 block of S.E. Creekwood Terrace, Arcadia. Charges: producing marijuana, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $5,240. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrest: Becky Jean Douglas, 43, 12400 block of S.W. Lexington Place, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Compiled by Susan E. HomanARRESTSFROM PAGE 8 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, your energy is contagious this week, and others flock to you as if you have a magnetic pull. Enjoy the attention, but dont forget to seek some solitude as well. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Take precautions as you prepare for an important project, Taurus. If you rush through things, you are bound to make mistakes that could negatively impact your career. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 Everything you touch turns to gold this week, Gemini. You could set many things into motion with your clever ideas and infectious charisma. Stay grounded. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 An unexpected encounter stirs up some old feelings, Cancer. Enjoy your trip down Memory Lane and take advantage of this opportunity to reconnect with an old friend. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, tread lightly this week when working on an important project. Expect scrutiny in all you do and plan accordingly. Keep working hard, and your efforts will be noticed. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Expect the unexpected this week, Virgo. Things might seem as if they are going according to plan, but a few complications may arise so be prepared. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 A great idea has sidetracked you for some time now, Libra. But now its time to get back into your normal routine and focus on the tasks at hand. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, embrace unique ideas concerning your future this week. Consider all possibilities no matter how out of the ordinary they may seem. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Practical concerns could temporarily stall plans that are a bit fantastical, Sagittarius. But dont fret, you will have an opportunity to put some plans in motion soon enough. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 You may experience a conflict with oth ers at work this week, Capricorn. It is best to roll with the punches instead of causing a stir. Allow the situation to unfold. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, a hectic few weeks at work have proven distracting. It might seem overwhelming right now, but things will settle down in a matter of days. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, you may want to be invisible in the crowd this week, but that scenario simply isnt in the cards. Grin and bear the attention. FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS JUNE 1 Heidi Klum, Model (41) JUNE 2 Zachary Quinto, Actor (37) JUNE 3 Anderson Cooper, TV Host (47) JUNE 4 Bar Refaeli, Model (29) JUNE 5 Mark Wahlberg, Actor (43) JUNE 6 Robert Englund, Actor (67) JUNE 7 Michael Cera, Actor (26) 1 2 3 4 5 67 8 9 9( icyU 1." I am an actor born on May 6, 196110 11 12 in Kentucky. I began my career,., working in N, with appearances on`Facts of Life ," and then later a pivotal14 15 1 role on "ER Although I am touted asan eternal bachelor, I was once17 18 19 20 married from 1989-1993.21 22 23 24 ...........................................25 26ABCDEFCHIJKLNNOPORSTUVWXYI27 2829 CRYPTO FUN30 31 S a a _7tdermu t kl a w4e to rtw.Lkhe ksuer!32 33 34 35 36 37 38 Sx.e ve awe w cuxr.ar vexes VAC w Iosr.Escr ruTbarccfesznas t a r..>lincre-39 40 41 426 8 13 8 10 8 6 1343 44 4546 47 48 18 21 18 549 50 9 14 5 14 11 1551 5214 2 26 8 14 10CLUES ACROSS1. Thyn id-stimulating honuonc 29. Tayra genus4. Spigot 30. Mandela's party7. Military mailbox 31. Vestment WORD SCRAMBLE8. Electric auto company 32. Eve exam insinnncnl Iieevar ethe tellers to spel10. Fastest man alive 39. Plural of 47 down sometnmg pwt-ftj no cal-cc12. Expressed pleasure 41. Ingest1 3 Venice beach 42. Coneless volcanic craters L C D Y U O14. Teletypewriter (abbr.) 43. The woman16. A young man 44. 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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 Weather SummaryAccording to Floridas Automated Weather Network, Florida received from 0.01 inch of rain in Belle Glade (Palm Beach County) to two locations in the Panhandle that received the most rain, Defuniak Springs (Walton County) with 5.88 inches and Jay (Santa Rosa County) with 5.63 inches. On average north Florida received between one and two inches of rain. Central Florida received one to three inches of rain, and south Florida received two to five inches of rain. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the southern portion of Florida has moderate drought. Maximum temperatures ranged from 86 to 95 degrees. Ocklawaha (Marion County) received the highest temperature at 95 degrees. The lowest temperatures in the State ranged from 63 degrees in Monticello (Jefferson County) to 70 degrees in Homestead (Miami-Dade County).Fruit and VegetablesFarmers in Gilchrist and Levy counties were harvesting watermelons this past week. Some fields in central Florida were flooded, due to daily rain, which delayed the planting of cucumbers and squash. The last of the potatoes in Flagler and Putnam counties were being harvested. Some areas in southwest Florida received heavy rains while other areas did not and are in need of rain. Crops being planted and harvested in Miami-Dade County were boniato, malanga, okra and Asian bitter melon. Vegetables and fruits coming to market were cabbage, cantaloupe, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, radishes, squash, tomatoes and watermelons.Field CropsDaily rain delayed the harvest of winter wheat and oats in the Panhandle this past week. Farmers in the Panhandle were waiting on low areas to dry. Planting of cotton, soybeans and peanuts continued as weather permitted. Statewide, peanut planting was 80 percent complete, ahead of last years 74 percent, but behind the 5-year average of 81 percent.Livestock and PasturesWinter grazing has completely played out in the Panhandle of Florida, while warm season pastures are coming on nicely except in low areas that are subject to standing water. In southwest Florida, hot, dry conditions took their toll on pasture condition before the rainy season kicked in last week. 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 widespread and heavy in places. All stations received some precipitation; 14 received more than two inches, and four received more than three inches. Immokalee (Collier County) received the most at 4.78 inches, followed by Dade City (Pasco County) with 3.40 inches received. Belle Glade (Palm Beach County) received the least with 0.01 inches recorded. 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 27, moderate drought conditions exist within the southernmost region of the citrus growing area, but are currently affecting no active citrus groves. Abnormally dry conditions have expanded northward, affecting the southernmost of the active citrus groves Next seasons crop is progressing well with early oranges and grapefruit golf ball-size and larger. Growers and caretakers are applying nutritional and post bloom sprays, fertilizing, irrigating, mowing and in some cases resetting new trees. The 12 processing plants that are still open are primarily running Valencia oranges from now until the end of the season. Several packinghouses have nished for the season with 12 still taking small amounts of late oranges. To 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.Rainy season arrives in FloridaREPORTED FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 2 CITRUS ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED in thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes May 18 May 25 June 1 Valencia 4,100 3,486 2,260 White grapefruit 1 1 0 Colored grapefruit 18 18 2 Total 4,119 3,505 2,262 Weight Price per cwt. Steers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $310-410 (avg. $347.57) 275-350 $255-295 (avg. $264.94) 350-425 $227.50-262.50 (avg. $239.10) 425-500 $215-237.50 (avg. $220.79) 500-575 $200-224 (avg. $210.23) 575-700 $178-195 (avg. $185.59) Steers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $265-320 (avg. $289.84) 275-350 $227.50-260 (avg. $246.28) 350-425 $210-232.50 (avg. $220.87) 425-500 $197.50-217.50 (avg. $210.12) 500-575 $180-205 (avg. $194.34) 575-700 $162-182 (avg. $172.88) Heifers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $275-380 (avg. $303.35) 275-350 $220-270 (avg. $231.52) 350-425 $210-247.50 (avg. $217.73) 425-500 $192.50-226 (avg. $202.35) 500-575 $179-210 (avg. $184.13) 575-700 $167.50-187.50 (avg. $175.39) Heifers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $235-280 (avg. $259.05) 275-350 $210-225 (avg. $217.42) 350-425 $185-212.50 (avg. $201.26) 425-500 $175-197.50 (avg. $186.77) 500-575 $165-180 (avg. $175.35) 575-700 $152.50-171 (avg. $162.96) Slaughter Classes Cows: Boners 1100-1900 $97-116 (avg. $103.51) Lean 850-1200 $85-99 (avg. $92.01) Low Dressing: 800-1100 $78-95 (avg. $87.49) Shells: 650-800 $59-75 (avg. $68.23) Bulls: High Dressing: 1300-2000 $112-28 (avg. $121.65) 1000-1299 $87-109 (avg. $100.12) Low Dressing: under 1100 $61-102 (avg. $87.86) Totals: 1,451; calves 1,153; cows 250; bulls 48 Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to $2 higher. Feeder calves were steady to $2 lower.Reported by the Arcadia Stockyard for the week of May 28LIVESTOCK SALES Over the course of the past year I have had the privilege of serving as the DeSoto County Cattlemens Sweetheart. I have experienced many wonderful things and participated in an array of events. These have helped expand both my knowledge of beef and my public speaking skills. This past Tuesday I had the honor of promoting the beef industry at our new Winn-Dixie. While there, I entertained the consumers with facts about cuts and quality grades. They received recipe cards, bumper stickers and an informational brochure about the Pasture to Plate Program. The brochure provided information about how your beef gets from the pasture to your local grocer. In two weeks I will be traveling to Marco Island to compete for the title of Florida Cattlemens Sweetheart. This promotion helped me in the preparation of my presentation that will be judged as part of my total score that is combined with my performance from several interviews that I will have to compete in. I met with many people and had wonderful success in advocating to them. The skills I have obtained through this opportunity will help me in future endeavors throughout my life. I would like to thank our DeSoto Cattlemen and Cattlewomen who have supported me through this adventure.Lyons preps for state Cattlemens contestSUBMITTED BY BAILEY LYONS Lyons educates a Winn-Dixie customer on during her presentation Tuesday. Lyons provided information about the beef industry to customers recently during a presentation at Winn-Dixie. PHOTOS PROVIDED IIJJJI k..f r t' I ISi1\4ET'/f i i_ VII 1I qf J4AIN089,+ulCLS1ClI'17___l, 1 s '.lil+JllelBd_ J"G ZSI-SRS

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The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian 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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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 5, 2014 and re ofcials urged residents to gather supplies, make plans, and to be ready in the event a storm like Hurricane Charley should return. The effects of Charley are never that far from those surviving the storm that devastated Arcadia, Wise said. In a storm beyond imagination and memory, the August 2004 hurricane ended lives and destroyed millions of dollars of property. For many, the storm wiped away a lifetime of work and generations of keepsakes. And most in the storms path were not prepared, Wise said. His message Tuesday was to plan carefully. Honestly, Wise said of Charleys Category 4 winds, I thought it was the last day of my life. I will never forget how that felt. For details on storms and other information, visit www. desotobocc.com.SEMINARFROM PAGE 17 Jim Eischen of the Arcadia Red Cross oce shares tips with attendees at the annual hurricane seminar Tuesday. His shirt says it all -Preparaedness and Response. Cindy Siegel looks on as WINK-TV weatherman Jim Farrell announces a drawing winner at Tursdays annual hurricane seminar. The program helped residents learn how to be prepared for a hurricane should one come this year.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY CRAIG GARRETT Cant find it anywhere?Dont give up check the Classifieds! Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Bowling Green, FL 33834 Sat. 8-12 for only $12.50 a week! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Contact Tami at 494-2434 Tami at 494-2434 for more information for more information AUTOMOTIVE Performance Automotive Total Car & Light Truck ServiceF R E E F r o n t E n d I n s p e c t i o n FREE Front-End Inspection 505 S. Brevard Ave., Arcadia 863-491-8500 WE OFFER 4-WHEEL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT AND WE WONT STEER YOU WRONG! Complete computer capabilities on all vehicles PHILS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE Domestic/Foreign Tires Brakes A/C Repair Wheel Alignment Computer/Electrical Diagnostics Cooling Systems Steering & Suspensions 3193 NE Hwy 17 Arcadia 863-993-1141 #1 two years running! GLASS CLUTTER ClutterBustersLicensedandInsuredRunningoutofroom?Toomuchstuff? Wehavethesolution!Specializingindisposingofunwantedjunk. ResidentialCommercialShedsBarnsStorageUnits FREEconsultations,appraisals&estimatesCallLewisH.Parkerat(863)990-0273 COMPUTER SERVICES Arcadia, FL 34265 Ph: (863) 491-0497 www.pcsolutionsco.com mike@pcsolutionsco.com Computer Service & Repairs, Sales And Networking P.C. SOLUTIONS Mobile Business Service Microsoft Partner Dell Registered Partner 863-491-0497 ADVERTISE HERE! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Tami at 494-2434 for more information 50457000 ADVERTISE HERE! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Tami at 494-2434 for more information APARTMENTS Wood Park Pointe I & II NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR 1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS Come enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful landscaping... 600 West Gibson St., Arcadia 863-494-3230 TDD 711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Residents must be 62+ years, handicapped or disabled. Income limits apply. LAWN SERVICE Licensed and insured Will beat any price guaranteed House # 863-993-2080 Cell # 813-863-2354 PRESSURE WASHING ere at Your e r v ic eC J `,; aIPII8181B IPA-18crl ]1DESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC.135 N. Volusia Ave. / Arcadia, Florida 34266All Phases of Glass WorkCOMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAILMOBILE AUTO GLASSWe come to you!(863) 494-2683Ron & Lorrie Collins 24-Hour Emergency.. 11AVIII'N I AW1% S1 HIM.} DAVID MAYRFIITARGETED ADVERTISINGHAT WORKS FOR YOUR OUSINFSSPressure \VasllingIleiriYi7713-863-2354 David 863-993-5075 RichardSUNNEWSPAPERSCharlotte DeSoto Englewood Noah Port Venice