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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, June 19, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsTEENS DOING GREAT THINGSTeens in Links 2 Success help out!PAGE 11 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........17 DISTRICT SAILS: The School District held an open house with books for everyone ....................... 2 ROADWATCH: FDOT gives a heads-up on roadwork going on around Arcadia ............................ 8 CITRUS NEWS: New USDA statistics show citrus greening is affecting orange crops ...................... 17 INSIDE Like us on Facebook DeSoto County pays tribute on Flag Day ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONSAs DeSoto County Fire Rescue unfurls the 20-foot by 38-foot ag, it is easy to see its beauty as our national symbol of unity and freedom. Turn to page 12 for more photos. The Arcadia City Council voted 4-0 Tuesday to move forward on a new stormwater assessment program. The council agreed on an initial assessment of $9 per resident/general parcel, which will be offset in 2015 by a reduction in the re assessment fee. Approval of the stormwater program, however, opens the door to an additional revenue source in the future if the council votes to raise fees. Government Services Group Inc., which the council hired in August 2013 to conduct a re/stormwater study, presented its ndings at Tuesdays meeting. GSGs Sandy Melgarejo said that case laws does support the establishment of a new assessment, and offered several fee schedules for the council to choose from, ranging from $5-$50 per residential unit/ general parcel per year. Melgarejo also detailed the current re assessment cost/revenue, with current revenues generating approximately $68 per residential dwelling. Based on current calculations, she said that rate could also be raised to $83 to help cover the costs of providing re protection within the city. Deputy Mayor Joe Fink said he was in favor of a revenue-neutral assessment, and moved the council adopt fees of $9 stormwater/$68 re, which would equal the $77 residents currently pay in re assessments. We dont seem to have a real choice in this, he said. I think the rates should be set at $68 and $9, so were not shocking residents when they receive their notices. City Attorney T.J. Wohl reminded the council that when they set an initial rate, much like millage, they can move City ponders stormwater assessmentBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORPONDERS | 5 Ear,,A R cw IA N ARCADI4r\'-t ror `ALIJ 5m11_ `i.fir `k7 @'05252"516216

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 DeSoto General Manager .................. 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 If you have a problem with home delivery, please call our office at 863-494-2434 before 10 a.m. so we can correct it for you. ARCADIAN FILE PHOTO BY JOHN BLACKMichael Poncho and Steven Martinez help wrap up last years Independence Day Parade which features horse units, marching units and oats. Now is the time to enter the parade and get your group or oat ready.Sign up now for July 4 paradeNow is the time for interested horse or marching units, businesses, oats and politicians yes, its an election year to sign up to take part in the Independence Day Parade for 2014. The event is sponsored by the Moose Lodge #1327, and is an Arcadia tradition going back many years. This years parade begins at 10 a.m. (lineup for parade entrants is at 9 a.m. at W. Oak St. and E. Orange Ave.) Judging will be by select members of the Moose Lodge. Categories include oats, marching units, vehicle, horse unit, prot and non-prot. There is no charge to participate but your entry must be in soon. To enter, Cochairs Jackie Tucker and Ronald Neads advise you to email Tucker at t2000@desoto.net or call 863-993-0083. Forms can also be mailed to: Independence Day Parade, PO Box 2996, Arcadia FL 34266. Trophies will be awarded to the best entries in each category. As teachers said goodbye to their students for summer they may have been wondering what theyll be doing with their time off. For the students who attended the School District of DeSoto Countys Sail into Summer with Boatloads of Books event, the answer is reading! On June 4, more than 250 families with students from every grade level gathered in the cafeteria of the DeSoto Middle School to participate in a book give-away meant to encourage summer reading and family learning. Fliers were sent across the district to advertise the opportunity for each child to receive at least three new books to read over summer break, and as a bonus, all par ents in attendance were encouraged to take a couple of books for themselves. Attendees sifted through more than 3,000 new books purchased with grant funding, as teachers and staff from each area school entertained at over 30 interactive learning stations set up around the cafeteria. Each station was designed to engage the whole family in either an educational activity like learning what happens Sail into Summer with Boatloads of BooksBy DEVIN LACAVADESOTO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT PHOTO BY DEVIN LAVACASail Into Summer with Boatloads of Books oered three frree books for every child. This trio of boys found appealing books they cant wait to read.BOOKS | 24 50456927 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SHED CLEANOUT THE DESOTO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION WILL BE HOLDING A HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY. LOCATION: HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION BARN LOCATED AT THE DESOTO COUNTY LANDFILL 3268 SW DISHONG AVENUE ARCADIA, FLORIDA DATE: JULY 12, 2014 TIME: 9:00 AM UNTIL 1:00 PM ITEMS FOR COLLECTION NOTE: RECYCLABLE ITEMS SUCH AS USED MOTOR OIL CAN BE DISPOSED OF DURING NORMAL WORKING HOURS (7:30 AM 3:30 PM) FREE OF CHARGE. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ITEMS SUCH AS PROPANE CYLINDERS, INFECTIOUS MATERIALS (MEDICAL WASTES), AND EXPLOSIVES (FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION, FLARES, ETC.) PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHED CLEAN OUT IS FOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ONLY. IF YOU ARE A COMMERCIAL USER, YOU MAY CALL FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING PRICES FOR DISPOSAL OF YOUR MATERIALS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: DESOTO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION (ASK FOR CINDY) 993-4826 PAINTS BRAKE FLUIDS DEGREASERS PESTICIDES/HERBICIDES SOLVENTS/THINNERS ANTIFREEZE POOL CHEMICALS MURIATIC ACID CLEANING FLUIDS 50471375 Clearing Tree Removal Tree BurningCitrus Planting Irrigation Maintenance PruningTel: 863-491-0137 Fax: 863-491-8969cgammadca?cisnerosharvesting.com3501 NE Washington Street Arcadia, FL 34266

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The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian There are questions that need asking before deciding on a concrete contractor. Ten questions, to be exact, according to the owners of Smolik Concrete in Arcadia. Topping the list is how long has the company been in business. Fly-by-night pavers and cement workers are as regular as afternoon rain, said Charlene Smolik, who co-owns the company with her husband, Jiri. We have been in business for nine years, Charlene Smolik said. That says everything. Smolik Concrete is the outgrowth of Jiris experience in cement work over the last two decades. He started in Venice as a teenager, building docks and other small projects. He expanded into Arcadia in 2005, and now his business reaches into several counties and towns, including Arcadian contractors word is his bondBY CRAIG GARRETT PHOTO BY CRAIG GARRETTCharlene and Jiri Smolik SMOLIK CONCRETES TEN QUESTIONS TO ASK:1. How long has the company been in business? 2. Are they able to obtain city permits? 3. How long will the job take (consecutive days)? 4. Do I pay any money up front, or pay in full at the completion of the job? 5. Will they provide a Certificate of Insurance (needs to be faxed directly from the insurer to you, not a copy handed to you)? 6. Is the contractor licensed by the state? 7. Will they give you a copy of the concrete truck delivery ticket? 8. Will they come back if you have a problem later? 9. Will they have someone on site at all times who can speak English? 10. Will the contractor do its own work or subcontract out the job or part of the job? SMOLIK CONCRETE INC.941-315-8010 Free estimates Bonded/insured www.smolikconcreteinc.com/ FacebookBOND | 8 Charles South wins $1,000Congratulations to Charles South who became the $1,000 Sweepstakes winner at Arcadia Do It Best Hardware. Charles was so excited about winning, it only took him ve minutes to get to the store. Twice a year, the store holds a $1,000 Sweepstakes, and creates a lot of happy people in the Arcadia area. All Do It Best stores in the United States hold this contest, and each store has its own winner. Charles is planning to buy some tools and roong. He said he couldnt believe he won. Do It Best Hardware has a lot of items in its store and warehouse. If they dont have it in stock, they can order it for you. Arcadia Hardware,at 1705 East Oak St., has been serving customers in the Arcadia area for nine years. Arcadia Hardware offers a complete line of hardware, plumbing, lumber, tools, electrical and paint supplies for everyone from the do-it-yourself homeowner to the professional. Arcadia Hardware has been a Do it Best Corp. member since 2005.SUBMITTED BY DO IT BEST HARDWARE PHOTO PROVIDEDCharles South was the big winner of $1,000 at at Arcadia Do It Best Hardware. 50471353 Kawasaki engines up to 24 Horsepower44", 50", 60" DecksMows up to 4.1 Acres per Hour D/X/E CHOPPEIHydro-Gear ZT-3200 Transaxles The World's Fastest Lawn MowerROPS (standard)8 Gallon Fuel CapacityStainless Steel FendersFinancingAvailableI I': n3YEARI 13UII 'ER TO BUMPERWARRANTY'V rewoenaai use oruy J (' 'V V JI I r. \ Y N N Y N1 NJjJ! JjJ5 511"J jJ.L! jJJJj'J ZJZ1SJJr11'Jr.3 DE\ e. r: raniI 1 I`' -4702 U.S. HWY 17 N BOWLING 863.375.4056 MON-FRI 8-5:30 SAT 8-12 *Credit qualified customers, only valid through the end of the month

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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 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 | PITTSBURGH POSTGAZETTE | GRITS & PIECES Congress moves quickly on veterans, but its solution is a stopgapCongress can move fast and in a bipartisan way when it wants, and last week it felt an irresistible compulsion to do just that. With rare speed, both the Senate and House passed bills addressing the well-documented troubles at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Being emblematic of patriotism and service, veterans are the one constituency neither party can afford to offend and, besides, there was reason enough to move quickly. A scandal that began in Phoenix over long waits for patients and the false lists that were devised to hide the problem has since revealed dysfunction across the VA system. The FBI ofce in Phoenix has started a criminal investigation. An internal audit of the VA also has showed that more than 57,000 new applicants for care had to wait at least three months for initial appointments. An additional 64,000 newly enrolled vets who asked for appointments never got them. VA Secretary Eric Shinsekis resignation on May 30 moved the debate from nger-pointing to possible remedial action. Not related directly to these investigations but symptomatic of the general malaise, Terry G. Wolfe. director of the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System was placed on administrative leave Friday pending the completion of administrative actions related to the Legionella outbreak at VA facilities in Oakland and OHara, which killed six patients in 2011 and 2012. The result of last weeks congressional votes should be shorter wait times for thousands of military veterans seeking medical care. The Senate bill, passed with only three Republican dissenters who feared it was a blank check, would authorize payments for outside, private care for veterans over the next two years, as well as hire hundreds of doctors and nurses and lease 26 new health facilities in 17 states and Puerto Rico. Its cost is about $35 billion. The House bill, passed unanimously, would spend about $620 million. Whatever the nal law looks like, it is going to come at a big price and that suggests a question that Congress in its haste did not consider. If sending veterans to non-VA medical facilities is a good short-time solution to long waiting lists, why is that not a long-term solution as well? The answer, of course, is that the VA is a sacred cow no politician dares to oppose. So instead, the VA health care system ironically, a much more complete government-run system than Obamacare is to be made larger and perhaps even more unmanageable. Its good that Congress moved quickly to x the short-term problems at the VA, but it should have spent more time thinking about the future. | LETTERS TO THE EDITORCouncil should listen to citizensEditor: Just to clarify a previous letter to the editor, there were approximately 410 votes cast in the last election: 128 for Joe Fink, 189 for Alice Frierson and 121 for a third candidate. A counter-balance for the council. As for Miller, he is history. As for now, the disregard some council members have for citizens opinions is rude and disrespectful. Why do we have a council person on the radio speaking for the city? His remarks were snide, and saying there is a small group of people who cant be pleased that is untrue: there is a large group of people who are not pleased. But for one reason or another they are afraid to speak up. And as for the elderly ladies who sit in the second row of the council meetings, as referred to on Facebook by a councilman, putting them and other people down for their opinions, they care. Or another councilman who no longer will do business with a business he has used for the past 15 years, because the owners disagree with him. We citizens spend $2,500 a month for council to vote in our best interest. The recent vote for a new Administrator was not in our best interest, in my opinion. When all the facts came out, the council had an opportunity to do the right thing: two council members tried but were outnumbered by the other three.Chuck Craven ArcadiaChillin like a villainTheres just something about a humid Florida summer that makes you appreciate cool stuff, from sweet iced tea to air conditioning, or a refreshing dip in the creek at your favorite swimming hole. Another thing that comes to mind is something we all know and love the refrigerator. And like that great proverbial liquid water, you dont miss it until its gone. Dead refrigerators have no use. People dont even make mullet smokers out of them anymore, so theyre as worthless as the cardboard boxes they come in. This is Florida, so there is no choice but to bite the bullet and buy another one even if it means putting off getting braces for your kid, not replacing the alternator on your car, holding off neutering the cat, or having to dine on Ramon noodles and Kool-Aid for six months. Priorities are priorities, yall. What do you do if this happens to you late at night, as it did in my case? You throw some ice chests in your vehicle and go fetch a lot of ice. Then once you transfer all your precious perishables into the coolers so theyll be safe, you whack your refrigerator upside its head like you do the TV, and those snack machines that eat your money, just in case it was thinking about coming back to life. When all else fails, you call an appliance repairman. In my case, I called my buddy Rob, who should wear a badge that reads Appliance EMT/Coroner. He came out and did all the electronic CPR he could think of, but ultimately had to pronounce it dead. It was a valiant effort, but we had to let it go. Alas. But Im very grateful for Rob hes the man! Refrigerators are pretty much a necessity for us all. Ive talked to folks older than me whose families depending on the ice man coming around in a truck or wagon, delivering massive chunks with tongs, which would be stored in their ice box. Some have remembered quite fondly how the ice man would chisel off a sliver for them on a hot summers day when they were children, and what a special treat that was. Ive also talked to people who grew up before the days of refriger ators and talked of how theyd lower the milk theyd got right from the cow down into the well to keep it from 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.LETTERS | 11 GRITS & PIECES | 18 .Si1 BET Th G Tt}Eof I:I:III:1 SAGFLc6rs L ARi sr s T-NEse ESaF foR *P, Ia ,G.?IucE ff %i J w T 7he/Ve, I\tir

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The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian Congratulations to Dr. Gordon Page for earning his certification as a Medical Examiner for Commercial Driver Examinations, and to James Folkner II who recently joined the hospitals nursing staff. Page, the medical director of the Center for Family Health at DeSoto Memorial Hospital, recently completed his training and has been certified by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration as a Medical Examiner for commercial driver examinations. All commercial drivers whose current medical certificate expires on or after May 21, 2014, at expiration of that certificate must be examined by a medical professional listed on the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners. Only medical examiners that have completed training and successfully passed a test on FMCSAs physical qualification standards will be featured on the National Registry. The National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners is a new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration program under the DOT. Walk-in DOT exams, with no appointment necessary, are generally done on Tuesday mornings at the Center for Family Health, 888 N Robert, Arcadia. For more information and appointments, call 863-494-8401. Join us in welcoming James Folkner II to the Center for Family Health. James comes to us from Chattanooga, TN. He has been here for six months and loves Arcadia. When asked, James will tell you that he instantly felt like DeSoto County should be his new home. Hes had the oppor tunity to enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, attending the rodeo and has joined the gun range. James was originally a math major and by some coaxing from his friends, decided to try nursing and found his calling. He attended nursing school in Chattanooga to earn his Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Two years later he decided to further his education to become a Nurse Practitioner with a concentration in Family Medicine. He cares for his patients in all aspects of Family Medicine and has a focus on patients with diabetes, thy roid disorders, hypertension, and high cholesterol. He also enjoys seeing VA patients and geriatric patients. He took time from busy schedule to oversee DeSoto Memorial Hospitals Lose 2 Win program. James plans to further his education and hopes to marry and raise a family here in Arcadia.Dr. Page certified, Folkner joins family health centerBy KRISTEN SPAHRDESOTO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOLKNER II PAGE down but not up once rst notices are sent to the public. You want to make sure you give yourself a little bit of wiggle room in case you need to make an adjustment, he said. Councilman Keith Keene agreed that the initial rate should be set higher. Weve got to start somewhere, and since we can always go down later Id like to see us start higher, he said. Mayor Frierson said she was concerned by how rushed the process seemed to be. Were quickly facing July 1 and were being pushed to make a decision on this now, she said. Were in a pinch here and we really shouldnt be. During the public comment period, resident Gary Frierson said citizens should be wary because the council is opening up another avenue to collect money from taxpayers. So this provides you with another revenue source you can raise later, right? he asked. The people need to be aware our local government is now equipped with two buckets instead of one for revenue. After further discussion, Fink moved to have Wohl draft an initial ordinance with the $77 and $9 fees included, with the understanding the council would reduce the fee before it was formally passed. I am not in favor of this unless it is revenue neutral, so my understanding is we will lower the re rates before this is formally approved, he said. The council then approved the motion unanimously, as well as a implementation schedule that includes the rst formal reading of the ordinance July 1, with a nal adoption at the Aug. 19 meeting.Tensions rise during airport appointmentsThe council unanimously approved the reappointments of Greg Smith and Gary Frierson to the Arcadia Airport Advisory Committee, but the issue wasnt without conict. Fink expressed his concerns that the board still reports directly to the city administrator, and asked the council to consider changing the language in the resolution to remove the administrator as liaison. Ive talked to the Florida League of Cities, and there isnt another city in the state that operates this way, he said. Fink said the city should revert to an Oct. 2009 resolution that has the committee reporting directly to the council. Several minutes of awkward silence and confusion followed as Wohl and other council members tried to understand whether Fink wanted to review the current resolution, or revoke it completely. After a discussion with Wohl on whether he could move to revoke a resolution he voted against when it was originally adopted, Fink then moved to have the current agreement reviewed by Wohl and addressed at the councils next meeting. Another long pause ensued before Frierson questioned Finks motives on the issue. If its never been a problem in the past which I believe it hasnt there may be ulterior motives here, she said. Fink responded, I do too maam, and I never stated that the committee has done anything illegal, just that its unusual. Well, If Garys name wasnt up for re-appointment then you wouldnt be doing this, she said. I nd that offensive maam, and if we wanted to we could all decry ulterior motivation in anything we do, Fink said. However, Its up to you to cast dispersions. Another long pause followed, and after further discussion clarifying Finks motion, the council voted 3-1 to have Wohl review the resolution. Keene cast the lone dissenting vote. After the vote, Wohl said, So Im to review the resolution? Just review it, Frierson responded. Youre not being asked to change it, just review it, read it. Read it and see if you agree with it. I think I wrote it, Wohl said with a smile. I have disagreed with myself in the past. The council then unanimously approved the appointments of Frierson and Smith, with the mayor abstaining on Friersons appointment. After the vote, Fink turned to Frierson and said, It seems your sarcasm was wasted. In other business, the council approved a memorandum of understanding with the Smith-Brown Community Foundation. The move allows the group to begin working on a lease agreement with the city for the Smith-Brown Gym. City Administrator Tom Slaughter announced the dates of three strategic planning meetings, all designed for the public to provide input and receive information on Arcadias long-term improvement plan. The meeting dates are June 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and June 24 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., PONDERSFROM PAGE 1 Eye Exams Medical Eye Care Surgery Full Optical Boutique Contact Lenses863.491.7777 2442 NE Highway 70, Arcadia (across from Walgreens) Dr. Ronald O. Sevigny Dr. Mark D. SevignyRonald O. Sevigny, O.D. Mark D. Sevigny, O.D. Robyn Russell, O.D. Daniel Welch, M.D.Hablamos Espaol(24 hour emergency eye care)We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and all major medical plans BlinkyOur Board Certified physicians are committed to not just meeting your expectations but exceeding them!www.7eeye.com 50456999 50456929 Serving DeSoto & Highlands Counties 863-491-8100 863-243-3823 43 W. 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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 also seeking donations of trucks and trailers to bring food and supplies to giveaway spots. Cash donations are also accepted. Donations can be dropped off at 6454 Scott St., Punta Gorda, or at Arcadia. Monetary donations can be sent to P.O. Box 511352 Punta Gorda Fl. 33951 For details, call 941-575-4440 or 941-286-8586. The Habitat ReStore, 114 N. Polk Ave., needs your used or new power tools and electric tools. Bring your tool donation to the store from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 20. The Antique Fair takes place in downtown Arcadia on the fourth Saturday of every month starting at 8 a.m. Dozens of dealers line the sidewalks on and around West Oak St. For information, visit www.ArcadiaFLantiques. com; to inquire about booth space, call 993-5105. The NAACP meets at 6 p.m. every fourth Saturday of the month at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave. Fit DeSoto meets the fourth Saturday of the month for a free exercise class and run/walk at Morgan Park. High energy and fun! Arrive by 10 a.m. in workout clothes, running shoes with a towel and water. Children must be accompanied by an adult. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at 863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services, staffed by trained volunteers who have had background screenings. Phone also if interested in becoming a volunteer for either program. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY Alzheimers Support Group every 2nd Sat. & 4th Mon. at Arcadia Oaks ALF. 11 am, complimentary lunch. DeSoto County Historical Society board meets at 5:30 p.m. fourth Mondays monthly at the Ingraham Seed House on W. Gibson St., Arcadia. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every fourth Monday at 5 p.m. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. All are welcome. A women-only G.I.R.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-4267655 or visit www.district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. TUESDAY The Habitat class for June is on Do-It-Yourself Food Dehydration presented by Nancy Moe. The class begins at 6 p.m. at the SunTrust Bank, second floor. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. The DeSoto County School Board is holding a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the results of an energy conservation study submitted by Johnson Controls. DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in room 103, County Administration Building, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday in the School Board meeting room, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weightwatchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St. Donations gratefully accepted. DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, starting Nov. 12, at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North, Arcadia. For informa tion, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. ACCESS office is open from 9 a.m. to noon today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. Suncoast Community Blood Bank is open from noon to 6 p.m. today at 710 N. Brevard Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Arcadia. For more information, call 993-9366. WEDNESDAY The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland Finance Committee Meeting will be held on June 25, at 9 a.m. at the ELCFH-DeSoto office, 4 W. Oak Street, Suite H in Arcadia as well as via conference call. Call1866-628-8620 and enter participant code 504163#. The Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland Board of Directors Annual Meeting will be held on June 25, at 10 a.m. at the ELCFH-DeSoto office, 4 W. Oak Street, Suite H in Arcadia as well as via conference call. Dial 1-866-628-8620 and enter participant code 504163# AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. The AA Serenity Group Anniversary Night is held at 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Monday at noon at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Eagles, 150 S. Polk Ave., now offers Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. THURSDAY Caregiver support group meets at 1:30 p.m. at DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at DeSoto Memorial Hospital Medical Plaza, 1006 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. For more information, call DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at 494-8432 or Hospice of Southwest Florida at 993-0662. The Family Safety Alliance meeting for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties is held the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at the McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call 941-316-6009. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Potluck/barbeque before the meeting. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Open speaker. DeSoto County Historical Society Research Library is open in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except for the second Thursday of the month), and by appointment. The John Morgan Ingraham House is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, except the second Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. For information, call Curtis Clark at 244-2884 or Sandra Elmore at 352-476-8520. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. ACCESS office is open from 1-4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. TODAY 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. USDA Commodities Distribution takes place at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2867 Ami Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You qualify if you receive Medicaid, Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, or are eligible based on income. Recipients must fill out a form each time to demonstrate qualification. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, 2200 Roan St., Arcadia. Anyone interested may attend. Talk in for the meetings is at 147.180+ DARC repeater. Family Safety Alliance for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties, sponsored by Department of Children and Families, meets at 4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Lakewood Ranch Northern Trust Banks community room, 6320 Venture Drive, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call Kerri Gibson at 941-316-6129. DeSoto County Historical Society Research Library is open in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except for the second Thursday of the month), and by appointment. The John Morgan Ingraham House is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. For information, call Curtis Clark at 244-2884 or Sandra Elmore at 352-476-8520. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. ACCESS office is open from 1-4 p.m. today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. FRIDAY MAPP committee and VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) meet at 9 a.m. third Fridays at the Family Service Center, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents Friday Night Live with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrust drive-through). For information call 244-4341. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY Judy Jones and the Bread of Life Mission will bring food,shoes, furniture and clothing starting at 9 a.m. at the corner od South Polk Ave. and W. Pine St. They are SPECIAL Wells Fargo is sponsoring a contest for small business owners, and five finalists will each win $25,000 along with mentorship and tailored solutions for their business, plus a $5,000 donation to a charity in their community. To enter, a business must enter a 2minute video or a 600-word essay about their business. Twenty-five finalists will be selected to receive $1,000 each. The contest runs through June 30, with winners named in September. For details, visit www.wellsfargoworks.com. 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. 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. All Faiths Food Bank is looking for volunteers for its new mobile pantry distributions in Arcadia. Call Fran Talley to volunteer at 941-379-6333 ext. 156. Mobile pantries will be at the Arcadia Housing Authority and Nocatee Elementary School. See the June 5 Arcadian for times and dates at each location. Addiction counseling Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 800-431-1754. 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 through 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. Trinity United Methodist Church invites children to gear up at a Workshop of Wonders Imagine and Build with God VBS. Explore and experience how the ordinary becomes extraordinary with God. From 9 a.m. to noon July 7-11. Adventures include music that will wow your ears, interactive Bible fun, super science, cool crafts, snacks, games and more. Register at the church office, 304 W. Oak St. Arcadia'sCOMMUNITYCALENDARw

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The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 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 Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Hickson! May the Lord make your love increase and overow for each other and enjoy your life together. I love you both. God gave me two wonderful Godmama and Daddy. Be blessed and love strong. Faye, Ed & GinaHappy anniversary PHOTO PROVIDEDYou are the love of my life, Pete Powers. 80 on June 23, 2014. Gods richest bless ings to you, love. Jane PowersHappy birthdayPHOTO PROVIDED The family of Thomas Joe Worley thanks the members of the DeSoto County High School Class of 1958 for the beautiful oral arrangement, the excel lent food, companionship and prayers during this dicult time. A special thanks to Aunt Hanako for the use of her barn and to Woody for cooking all the meats, and to all others participating in this celebration of life for Uncle Joe. Cant find it anywhere?Dont give up check the Classifieds! 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 O.YI/ / ` / /` /Ole/ I IIOleSUNEAPAPeesQlu:nre DcScm Fngiewnd Soul: Pnr. 9rn.x

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 Sarasota, Venice, Nokomis, Myakka City, North Port and Arcadia. The company provides several ground services, including construction/repair of sidewalks and lots, brick pavers, slabs, porches and decks, patios and driveways, pool and spa decks, decorative residential and commercial work. What sets Smolik apart from many competitors is that Jiri Smolik, 38, understands the value of trust, and that spending money on home and commercial repairs can involve faith in the contractor. That end of the business has frustrated homeowners. As a child, Jiri Smolik endured a European refugee camp, awaiting immigration to America. That time re-enforced what he was taught about the value of a handshake, an obligation to abide by his signature on a contract. His list of ten questions to ask a contractor is based on his years in the business. My husband is a very good judge of character, Charlene Smolik said. He understands that when someone pays for something, they want the very best. And that he is a perfectionist can be very good for our customers.BONDFROM PAGE 3 The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Tyrone Cornell Augustus, 44, Wauchula. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $750. Eliberto Cisneros Jr., 21, rst block of Robinson Court, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Durante Bernard Clark, 19, Live Oak, Fla. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Leigh Ann Lopez, 51, 600 block of W. Gibson St., Arcadia. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession or use of drug equipment and driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond: $360. Lonnie Ray Nair, 47, 4600 block of U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Larry Lenard Ousley Jr., 19, Fort Myers. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and battery. Bond: none. Domonick Carl Hall, 20, Cereno, Fla. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Gina Marie James, 38, Oak Lawn, Ill. Charge: hit and run/leaving scene of accident involving property damage. Bond: $500. Horace Johnson, 38, Plant City, Fla. Charge: habitually driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond: $2,000. Richard Morales, 44, 6700 block of Miami Ave., Arcadia. Charges: DUI with BAC of .15 or higher or with person under 18, and driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,620. John Anthony Romano II, 28. 6800 block of S.W. Shores Drive, Nocatee. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Bobby Joe Chambers, 54, 3400 block of S.W. U.S. Hwy. 17, Arcadia. Charge: possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $120. Roger Allen Harvey, 20, rst block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $25,000. Alfredo Ruiz, 24, 300 block of N. Monroe Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $7,500. Joanne Gertrude Simmons, 78, 1100 block of S.W. Fletcher St., Arcadia. Charges unarmed burglary of an occupied dwelling and grand theft between $300-$5,000. Oscar Ramos Viera, 24, 2800 block of N.W. Rimes, Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Emerald Rachelle Washington, 24, 399 block of S. Dade Ave., Arcadia. Charge: affray. Bond: $120. Britteny Winters, 23, 200 block of S. Lincoln Ave., Arcadia. Charge: affray. Bond: $120. James Robert Gill, 51, 350 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Charge: DUI. Bond: $2,500. Jan Eric Morel, 49, 3800 block of N.E. Valencia St., Arcadia. Charges: sale of cocaine,and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $25,120. Cutberto Quintero Jr., 26, 1200 block of S.E. 3rd Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession or use of drug equipment, resisting an ofcer without violence and failure to appear. Bond: none. Randall Rivers, 21, 2700 block of Eucalyptus Ave., Arcadia. Charge: illegally using a credit card more than twice within 6 months to obtain goods or money of $100 value or more. Laura Ann Thigpen, 42, 3500 block of S.W. U.S. Hwy. 17. Charge: possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $120. Bryan Jeffery Lucas, 29, 3000 block of S.W. Gator Trail, Arcadia. Charges: grand theft between $300-$5,000, and dealing in stolen property. Bond: $2,000. Ron E. Watts, 40, 800 block of W. Hickory St., Arcadia. Charge: out-ofcounty warrant. Purge: $1,000. Yesenia Vargas, 34, rst block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Vincent James Palisano, 54, 5400 block of S.E. Stallings Terrace, Arcadia. Charges: sale of synthetic narcotics within 1,000 ft. of specied location, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Bond: $50,000. JoAnne Churi Dacus, 29, 12400 block of S.W. Lexington Place, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Phaedra Young, 36, 500 block of Sunset Ave., Arcadia. Charges: disor derly public intoxication and resisting an ofcer without violence. Bond: $3,500. Compiled by Susan E. Homan |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. | ROADWATCHEast Oak Street from Brevard Avenue (US 17) to Volusia Avenue and Volusia Avenue from East Oak Street to East Magnolia Street (State Road 70 eastbound) Crews have closed the on-street parking on the south side of East Oak Street and the west side of Volusia Avenue up to the Chamber of Commerce. The closures are necessary as crews remove the sidewalk and begin installing a new drainage system. This project includes resurfacing, reconstructing curb at the intersection of Volusia Avenue and Magnolia Street, repairing sidewalk and making them ADA compliant. Expected completion by the end of 2014. The contractor is Bun Construction Company. US 17 from south of SW Collins Street in Fort Ogden to County Road 760A south of Nocatee Work is under way to expand US 17 to four lanes. Work includes clearing land for two new travel lanes to the east of the existing US 17 travel lanes and drainage activities. Expect intermittent lane closures on SW Beard Street east of US 17 while crews are working. Motorists should be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway during the week. Motorists should also observe the posted speed limit and drive with caution. Expected project completion is the end of 2015. The contractor is Ajax Paving. US 17 between Flanders Street and Joshua Creek Crews are working on driveways along the roadway. No lane closures are anticipated but motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway. US 17 at State Road 70 Crews are making foundation improvements to the corner of US 17 and SR 70. Lane closures are not anticipated. Pedestrians should be aware of temporary sidewalk installation at the eastbound corner of SR 70 and the northbound corner of US 17. Project completion is expected in summer 2014. Trafc Control Devices, Inc. is the contractor. US 17 from Livingston Street to Karson Street Crews are working on the shoulder of the roadway. No lane closures are anticipated. Motorists should use caution while in the area and be aware of crews working near the roadway. State Road 70 Westbound (West Hickory Street) from North Lee Avenue to North Orange Avenue SR 70 (West Hickory Street) has been reduced from two westbound lanes to one westbound lane between North Manatee Avenue and North Lee Avenue. North Lee Avenue, North Dade Avenue and North Manatee Avenue are now closed at SR 70 (West Hickory Street). Use West Walnut Street as a detour. The closure is necessary while crews install a new water main. Motorists should use caution and watch for changes in the trafc pattern. This project includes installing underground utilities beneath the roadway, removing and replacing asphalt and curbs, replacing driveway entrances, repairing sidewalk and adding detectable warning surfaces at the side streets. Expected completion by the end of 2014. The contractor is Bun Construction Company. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFFree Summer Camp is open to Native American teens Deadline to Apply is Friday, June 20 Native American teenagers living in Florida have an opportunity to learn while enjoying outstanding recreational, cultural and social activities during a free summer camp in Tallahassee next month. American Indians, Alaskan Natives and Native Hawaiians are all considered to be Native Americans and eligible for the program. The deadline to apply is June 20. The Florida Indian Youth Program is an intensive, away-from-home educational experience provided for up to 60 Native American youths each year by the Florida Governors Council on Indian Affairs, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation. This years 34th annual program, scheduled for July 12-26, will focus on STEM education that is, science, technology, engineering and math with a special emphasis on robotics. Participants also will attend handson, highly interactive classes on Tribal government, computer training, writing skills, art and more. But the program isnt just about learning; its also about experiencing life, having summer fun and building social skills. Our students will enjoy enriching and stimulating classes during the day, said FGCIA Employment and Training Director Bob Kellam. But evenings and on the weekends, its all about fun and adventure. That will include zip-lining at the Tallahassee Museum, canoeing on the lake at the Florida State University Reservation and exploring Blue Springs in nearby Jackson County, as well as skating, bowling, swimming, going to the movies and playing Bingo. The Florida Indian Youth Program is open to Native American teens aged 14-19, including members of the Seminole, Miccosukee and Creek tribes, as well as children and grandchildren who are descendants of Tribal citizens even if the young people themselves are not members of a tribe. In addition, teens who are high school seniors or graduates are eligible for the FGCIA Leadership Academy, which takes place at the same time as the Youth Program and helps prepare participants for college, enhances writing skills, provides computer training and gives insight to college life with vis its to FSU, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee Community College and Lively Technology Center, one of the top vocational training centers in the state. The idea behind the Leadership Academy is to address any academic deficiencies, get kids ready for college and, most importantly, get them interested in going to college, other postsecondary education options or the military, said Kellam. All costs for the Florida Indian Youth Program and the Leadership Academy, including transportation, are paid for by FGCIA. Classes are held in the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center. Students are housed at the Southgate residence hall adjacent to FSUs campus. There also are sponsorship and underwriting opportunities available for corporations and foundations with an interest in supporting educational programs for Native American youth. The deadline to apply has been extended to Friday, June 20. For more information on participating in the program as well as sponsoring or underwriting call 1-800-322-9186, email info@fgcia.com or download an application at www.fgcia.com. 50456997 I 1ItoLit lBBOSAndrea 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 19, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESGrace L. HartleyGrace L. Hartley, 78, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away peacefully Tuesday, June 10, 2014. She was born June 30, 1935, in Edmonton, Ky., to James W. and Mabel F. Dean Boston. At the age of 12, she moved to Carroll County, Ind., with her parents and brother, James Edwin Boston. In 1952, she married Charles Lee Dixon, and lived in Indiana, where she raised her family, until moving to Arcadia in 1976 upon his retirement. They were married for 30 years, until his death in 1982. In 1984, she was married to Paul Hartley, until his death in 2001. Grace was a nurses aide at the mental hospital in Logansport, Ind., working with children for approximately 16 years. She also volunteered as an EMT on the local volunteer ambulance service in Carroll County. Upon moving to Florida, she worked with the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce with the ambulance service and as a jailer, until her retirement. Grace was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Arcadia. Grace will be greatly missed by her children, Charles Michael (Linda) Dixon of Punta Gorda, Fla., Steven Russell Dixon of Logansport, Connie Lynn Dixon of Westminster, Colo., and David Keith Dixon of Arcadia. She also leaves a legacy of ve grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. Grace was also greatly loved by the Hartley family, which includes 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and two on the way. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother; and two husbands. A visitation was held Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home in Arcadia. The funeral service was held Sunday, June 15, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial followed at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady. com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Thomas Felton GarnerThomas Felton Garner, 82, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away peacefully Thursday, June 12, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born Oct. 9, 1931, and, at the time of his passing, Felton still remained living in the family home where he was born and raised, in the Owens Community. Felton was of a pioneer family whose roots were in cattle and citrus. He spent many a day with his elders learning lifes lessons on a horse and in the cow pens. In 1955, he became betrothed to Joanne Whidden. Felton and his sister, Gwendolyn Johnson, were co-owners of South Florida Motors Co. Inc. on Oak Street from 1971 until 1987. They also were co-owners of Garner Grove & Cattle Co. Inc. for many years. Felton was a member of the Rodeo Association, and was a DeSoto County Commissioner from 1980 until 1984, and 1992 until 2008. He took pride in his grandson Christophers activities. Felton loved spending time with his great-grandsons every day, watching them play and grow. He was known around town for his attire of a cowboy hat, starched white shirt and starched jeans. Always not a hair out of place, and a smile on his face. Felton loved spending time visiting, telling stories, and sharing meals with family and friends. He is survived by his only daughter, Cheryl Joanne (Tommy) Stewart of Arcadia; his only grandson, Christopher (LeAnn) Stewart of Arcadia; and two great-grandsons, Whitley Thomas Stewart and Gibson Tillis Stewart of Arcadia. Felton was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel Whitley Garner and Rosa Alice (nee Morton) Garner; his wife, Joanne (nee Whidden) Garner; and seven siblings. Visitation was held Monday, June 16, 2014, at Mount Ephraim Baptist Church. A service was held Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Mount Ephraim Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Waters ofciating. Online condolences may be made at www.pongerkaysgrady. com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Carol A. ChipmanCarol A. Chipman, 75, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla., after a brief illness. She was born Feb. 10, 1939, in Bowling Green, Fla., moving to Arcadia, more than 50 years ago. Carol was a graduate of Hardee High School, Class of 1957, and the Tampa School of Business. She retired from Bank of America as a customer service personal banking representative and from Winn-Dixie grocery store. Carol enjoyed reading, gardening, doing yard work, and spending quality time with her family. She was a faithful member of the Arcadia First Baptist Church. Survivors are a son, Timothy Ray Chipman, Port Charlotte, Fla.; a daughter, Carol Rene (Patrick) Gammage, Arcadia; two sisters, Nancy E. (David) Ford, Lake Placid, Fla., and Garnette R. (Arthur) Coulter, Arcadia; six grandchildren, Brian Martin, of Colorado, Amanda Martin, and Katie Gammage, Arcadia, Tyler Chipman, Port Charlotte, Morgan Chipman, and Tristan Chipman, Tallahassee, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Olivia, Dylan, and Dakota. Carol is preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Ray Chipman; a son, Mark Chipman; her parents, B.F. and Letha (nee Albritton) Roberts; a brother, Culley Wilson Roberts; and a sister, Iris Roberts Revell. Visitation will be conducted at 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at the Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home chapel, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Matt Clayton ofciating. Burial will follow in the Joshua Creek Cemetery. Flowers are accepted and donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, Attn: Shirley Watters, 1100 Ireland Way, Suite 300, Birmingham, AL 35205. Online condolences may be made at ponger kaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia. 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. For more Words of Comfort, go to www.inheavenshome.comDEATHS | 22 May the Lord fill your heart with love. Celebrative Worship Challenging Bible Study Connection With People Traditional Praise 8:30 -9:30 AM Sunday School/Life Groups 9:45 AM 10:45 AM Contemporary Praise 11:00 AM Noon 863-494-4345 www.cbcarcadia.org DeSoto DeSoto Church Church Directory Directory ... And Make Your Choice from our Church Directory 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 e o4947

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 When we arrived at church one Sunday, I reached for my Bible and it wasnt in its usual place in the car. Thats strange, I thought, feeling sure I remembered carrying this new Bible (a gift from my wife, Pauline) out of the house to the garage. Later, a search of our house seemed to prove my sometimes faulty memory to be on target, but we were still mystied by the disappearance of my new Bible. Could you have placed your Bible on top of the car when you opened the garage door? Pauline asked. We both knew that was possible, and in my case probable, so after praying for guidance in our search, we began retracing the route to church, driving slowly and watching both sides of the road. Rain was predicted and we were eager to nd the lost Bible before it was damaged beyond repair. There it is! I exclaimed, after about a mile of scanning pavement and ditches. Some thoughtful person had found my Bible and placed it on top of an old kitchen stove that was for sale beside the road, expecting the owner would come looking for it. Why all this concern over a Bible? Dont I have other Bibles? Of course. But this new one was a gift of love from the woman I love; a tting gift because the Bible has been our guide throughout our life. We read the Bible together the morning after our wedding and it has been an important part of our lives ever since, so its no mystery why we made every effort to nd this missing new one. But theres another missing Bible mystery. Why do people allow this wonderful book to be missing from their lives when its powerful teachings bring so much good to those who allow them to be their guide? We all go through dark days and the Bible is an unfailing source of light for these tough times. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path, said the Psalmist (Psalm 119:105). In times of grief, loss, confusion and depression, millions have found their way out of deepening darkness by reading and believing the Book of Light. In its pages, theyve discovered this unfailing truth: On the darkest day, God makes a way. Helen Keller, who was born blind and deaf, said, Somehow the mystery of language was revealed to me. I learned, for instance, that the word water meant that wonderful cool something that owed over my hand. Now I know the living Word Gods Word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy and set me free. The Bible seems to me like a river of light owing through my darkness and it has kept my hope of accomplishments bright when things seemed too difcult to overcome. When death invades our homes, the Bible offers hope beyond the grave. This book of comfort has dried the tears of grieving people everywhere when all other comforters have failed. President Woodrow Wilson said we deprive ourselves of the best there is in the world when we deprive ourselves of the Bible. Still, some could lose their Bibles and never miss them. And that will always be a mystery to me. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.netThe mystery of the missing Bible Roger Campbell When we made our decision to move to Florida permanently more than 20 years ago, one of our primary regrets was missing our grandchildrens activities. Those special little people, however, are located in California, New York, Minnesota and the Midwest, so weve had to settle for news reports and pictures and an occasional visit to keep us informed of their lives. Upon arriving in Florida, however, we spent several enjoyable years tutoring students, and Tom did additional duties as a Guardian ad Litem. For entertainment, we retirees also attended a few sports events as well as the high school chorus concert at the Turner Agri-Civic Center, followed later with an outdoor concert, equally enjoyed. Then recently we saw a notice of the high schools Spring Concert, and decided it was a must-see; it turned out to be a remarkable evening. From the rst note, through the var ied program including my all-time favorite, Go tell it on the Mountain and ending with the drum-enhanced Do you feel the rhythm, it was a rendition of perfect execution. There were several instances during the performance when the audience, which included many parents and grandparents, rose in a standing ovation for the talented performers. In fact, several students were mentioned for their exceptional talents. But, after listening to the variety of music they were so capably handling, it was obvious to us that Byron P. Jones, the piano-playing director, was obviously the prime reason for this stellar performance. A further conrmation of Joness inuence was the announcement of the excellent and superior awards the group had received for performances during the year. Congratulations, DeSoto County High School, for an unforgettable evening! We were so pleased to be in attendance.A night to remember From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.com 50449943 rf NEWSPAPERS 50471352 WE S LD S LD S LD S LD S LD S LD S LD S LD S LD S LD IT IN THE CLASSIFIEDS Place your Classified ad for as little as FREE Call 863-494-7600 or email jbierman@sun-herald.com 108 S. Polk Ave, Arcadia 077MEANFREE FOOTSCREENINGI)iahetie Foot Arch Pain / StrainFungal Toenails Ankle Slraius. ingrowii Toenails Arthritis. Infections Athlete's Fo(IiTeurolllas Corns and Callti rSkin lesions Bunions. Warts Foot OdorFoot Screening provided by:Dr. Benjamin Cohen, DPM, Foot & Ankle SurgeryC;onlniunity, Care Fantilyy Healthcare Center111(1 E. 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The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian Thanks for help on Flag DayEditor: As President of the Veterans Council of DeSoto County, Inc., I want to thank all who attended the Flag Day ceremony at Veterans Park on Flag Day. I especially want to thank Captain William Walker, DeSoto County Fire and Rescue ,for his support and the vehicle required to fly our Garrison Flag. Thanks also go to Art Southwell, American Legion, for setting up and taking down the Service Flags. To Bob Thomas, DeSoto County Honor Guard, and Mary Lyne, Elks Lodge 1524, for being part of the program and to Richard Metzger, DeSoto County Facilities Director, for his assistance with the tent. A job well done to Alexis Jones and Carly Mofield, DeSoto County High School, for singing the National Anthem. When introducing the various city and county officials that were present, I inadvertently failed to mention the DeSoto County Veterans Service Officer, Lee Gallagher. Lee was a tremendous help in providing me with contact information and in coordinating with County officials for the sound system. Again, thanks to all for a great day and ceremony to honor the United States Flag. Thomas C. Damron COL, U.S. Army, Ret.LETTERSFROM PAGE 4 Links 2 Success youth help Center for the Needy PHOTO PROVIDED BY ASHLEY COONEStudents in Links to Success College Prep and Student Ambassador Program recently held a car wash fundraiser to raise money for the Arcadia Center for the Needy. The students presented the $305 check to the organization which is run completely by volunteers. Links to Success College Prep and Student Ambassador Program provides students with guidance throughout the college application and nancial aid process while providing opportunities for them to give back to their community. All nine seniors who participated in the program this past school year have been accepted into college and earned over $150,000 in scholarships. For more information, visit www.Links2Success.org. M i c h a e l D e r h o d g e O D Michael Derhodge O.D. T h o m a s Q u i g l e y M D Thomas Quigley M.D. FREE EYE EXAM FOR NEW PATIENTS Complete medical exam with one of our board certified eye doctors includes prescription for eyeglasses, and test for cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases. Offer applies to US Citizens 59 years and older. Coupon Expires 6/30/14 No Hidden Charges: It is our policy that the patient and or any other person responsible for payment or be reimburse by payment or any other service., examination or treatment which is performed as a result of reimburse with 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free, discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. Offer does not apply to Avantica managed insurance plans including Freedom, Optimum and some Universal. 50456998 B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s B o a r d C e r t i f i e d P h y s i c i a n s a n d S u r g e o n s 3 3 0 N B r e v a r d A v e ( 8 6 3 ) 9 9 3 2 0 2 0 330 N. Brevard Ave (863)993-2020 N e x t t o F a r m C r e d i t b u i l d i n g Next to Farm Credit building Code: AR00 50474532 SWITCH IT UP THISSLL t WSTART WITH AN EXTRA $150*IN YOUR POCKET.We're heating things up this summer 0by offering our new customers a cool$150' cash bonus. Stop b y your local _..Seacoast today, open an account,and you'll receive $150*. This summer,it really pays to switch to Seacoast!800.706.9991 A, SeacoastSEACOASTNATIONAL.COM NATIONAL BANKSflConnect with us f in !/ m.BRING THIS INTO YOUR LOCAL BRANCH TODAY!jV I :I.)tUvalid from 5/20/14 6/30/14 and subject to change or withdrawal at any time without notice, Offer valid for recipent only,May not be com bired with any other offers. Valid for new Seacoast personal diecking customers only Not valid for Free Checking.Limit one $150 bonus per household. All account openings subject to apprmal and underwriting guidelines. New checking accountmust start a recurring qualified direct deposit within the first 60 days of account opening. The total amount of qualifying DirectDeposits credited to the account must be at least $500 within the first 60 days of account opening. A qualifying Direct Depositis defined as a recurring Direct Deposit of a paycheck, pension, Social Security or other regular monthly income electronicaydeposited b y an employer or an outside agency. We reserve the right to determine the eligibility of customers for this offerThe $150 neward will be credited to the eligible account within 65 days of opening if the aforementioned requirements have beenmet The $150 will be reported on the recipienCt 1099 INTOffer code HFPLPS14-3& Cw4BQBcp(bq:fjcBt,w w3mvgooogHe= Yam C=ft UD. --' '-J`'-------------------I I-s7A_ I,w7' 77

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 DeSoto honors the Stars & Stripes on Flag Day ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY THOMAS SIMMONSDeSoto County Fire Rescue B-Shift personnel hoisted the large American Flag for public display. Those pictured are Capt. W. Walker, Lt. T. Alley, FF/ PM K. Johnson, FF/PM B. Solomon, FF/PM G. Romine, FF/PM K. Adkins, FF/PM R. Rumney, and FF/EMT C. Redmon. Col. Tom Damron (ret.) addresses the group gath ered to commemorate the ag of the United States and to hear its history. He shared that the ag was not ocial until 1949 when President Harry Truman declared it the ocial design and ag of our nation. Alexis Jones and Carley Moeld unite their voices to express patriotism as they sing the national anthem at the Flag Day Ceremony in Veterans Park in Arcadia. Citizens gather for a Flag Day ceremony at the Flag ring for the unfurling and hoisting of the nations ag at Veterans Park in Arcadia on June 14. Susie Coker, a veteran of the U.S. Army, watches the unfurling of Old Glory with her grandchildren Tyler and Ava at the Flag Day Ceremony in Veterans Park in Arcadia on June 14. The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian Elks, veterans celebrate Old Glory PHOTOS PROVIDED BY JACKIE TUCKERThe Arcadia Elks Lodge held its annual Flag Day ceremony on Sunday. Joining the Elks were members of the ARC Angels Flag Team, the Arcadia Rangerettes and members of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (a program of the Senior Friendship Centers). After the ceremony, refresh ments were served. Ocers participating in the Elks Flag Day ceremony were, from left, Jackie Tucker, Past Exalted Ruler; Ken Camp; Mary Lyne, Past Exalted Ruler; and Ed Lyne. Mary Lyne, past Exalted Ruler, heads the program for Flag Day at the Elks Lodge. The Vietnam Brotherhood Inc. held a Super Saturday on Flag Day. They invited friends from all over Southwest Florida to join them in the celebration. A chartered bus came in from Brandon Amvets Post 44 to help celebrate Flag Day. All veterans were served a free dinner. Mike Brown, Commander of the Vietnam Brotherhood, helps to cook and serve free meals for veterans at Amvets to celebrate Flag Day. Arthur Southwell, commander of the American Legion, hoists the ag of the United States on the pole during the ceremony Flag Day Ceremony on June 15 at Veterans Park in Arcadia. The U.S. Flag is Identied as the most recognized symbol of freedom in the world, On the 237th birthday of the U.S. Flag, DeSoto County Fire Rescue unfurls this 20-foot by 38-foot ag. The garrison ag was a gift given to the community by Col. Tom and Sandy Damron. In the words of our national anthem, Long may it wave oer the land of the free and the home of the brave. Susie Coker, a veteran of the U.S. Army, watches the unfurling of Old Glory with her grandchildren Tyler and Ava at the Flag Day Ceremony in Veterans Park in Arcadia on June 14. i:; : I ;::wSa [?' 1! Y 1 it ' ..S's'py __ J 1 r i+ 4...'./ 11 Ir,fK. :it! 4,..'?. \1 I1 ':1 c"if 11 .o. .1 11 .I". n'I r 1. I 'Ei "' : 4 L :IJ;ffi', 1 '. -4 .; -,. :cli t,h,y,, 1 t Ca3e!.. .5 rd,. S Irh1A fv` ` L A __________________ __________________`s':,rI V !t' M 1 Yi.. nFti'f r, .,, A, ialai ,t,wrtir :;, r^ ,'1. .,'N ____________________ (, p: ;' (f f JVNy}1,. *,. 'r `y .... II, !,f' Y try 'i.Hx. ,.'f ?` .3x ::'F: ,M6fvq +?1, !`-'w"i r Sikt: w. J7' I ` T" Ay o!d;fI II _t;-"i-

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14 The DeSoto Dogs 12U baseball team recently placed fifth at a national tournament in Cooperstown, New York. The field consisted of 104 teams, and featured some tough competition. The team worked hard and believed when no one else did, and our community should be proud of these kids and their amazing accomplishment. Congratulations to the team on a fantastic tournament!12U team takes fifth in national tourneySUBMITTED BY NEYNA ESPARZA ZEPEDA PHOTOS PROVIDED FREE!!rfntnbr r f ntt b rfntbt rrr rftb ft ffr f 50471351 r'Al Iw > I ^jt.MAW'Dogskw.". j--_ -I (: earRACE.$'

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The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian With the DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association coed softball league underway, the Arcadian snapped photos of game action between Twist and Pop and Bash Brothers Tuesday night. Bash Brothers came out on top 15-13. You can catch DCAAA teams playing every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the ball elds at Gym Space.DCAAA co-ed league in full swing Although they werent victorious Tuesday night, the Twist and Pop team is all smiles after their game against Bash Brothers. PHOTOS BY STEVEN JEWELLRobert Big Country Jones (left) and Chris Browning both notched big home runs in the game. Jones hit two round-trippers in the game, and Browning emptied the bases with a grand slam. Tyler Underwood guards the third base line during the game. Twist and Pop lost the game to Bash Brothers. Twist and Pops Mike Liddell warms up before his teams game against Bash Brothers. 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 .lriM\'::rA:ydkt r sLiy r11 st '.i ,/r,y{L +! j d G r,.i-' C'h'. JA :. yty rh i rrYS7+iIAaa.A c r Y r, v..,' sAJ s's arr r r iariy psi rASMS..193Ef'iray'4C1] [COdD 4Lal] DLaGD

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 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 Both State Senator Bill Galvano and State Representative Ben Albritton headlined the Legislative Wrap-up Breakfast sponsored by the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce yester day. The intent was to update DeSoto chamber members on some of the important legislation passed during this session. Galvano said, Overall it was a very good session. We covered a lot of business, but not politics, and we did what we had to do on the state budget. He said this year the education budget is robust, with the state allotting $18 billion, which brings total education funding to about $30 billion, including the local shares. They also held back a proposed tuition hike. The legislature also created a program for veterans, to keep tuition especially low for those who have served our country. I believe Florida is the most veteran-friendly state in the nation Galvano said. As to whats on the horizon, Galvano said there will be a crackdown on human trafcking. Albritton said environmental issues will also be important. As the population increases, so will demands for water. He said we need to be better at capturing rain water. There were also appropriations for Lake Okeechobee, some $32 million Galvano, Albritton speak at legislative breakfastBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITORwhich will be spent over 10 years to make sure the lake continues to improve in quality in 10 years. Albritton said the state had gone from producing 252 million boxes of fruit 10 years ago to only around 100 million this year. Citrus greening is killing us, he said. So the state is investing in research. If we dont address it soon, we could lose that industry, he said. Resistant and tolerant trees need to be evaluated and certied, and made available to farmers as soon as possible. A large crowd listens to the state senator and representative whose territories include DeSoto County, on Wednesday at the legislative breakfast sponsored by the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANState Representative Ben Albritton, left and State Senator Bill Galvano, right, pose with DeSoto County Judge Don Hall. The annual meeting is a way for citizens to learn about the recent legisla tive session. State Senator Bill Galvano talks about the many accomplishments made by the legisla ture this year. State representative Ben Albritton reported the state is putting a lot of money and eort into researching measures to control citrus greening. County Commissioner Elton Langford shakes hands with Representative Ben Albritton at the Legislative Break fast held Wednesday at the Family Service Center Annex. 50474566 !ArsN 14,GRAND RE-OPENINGELEBRA ON! 't.Saturday, June 28th Starting at 11am1203 East Oak Street Arcadia, FL 34266 '/I ARibbon Cutting 11:30amRonald McDonald' 11 am-1 pmFace Painting 12:30pm-2:30pmPrize Wheel Grand Prize GiveawayMusic Provided by The KollectionsBLOOK!COME SEE OUR NEW

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The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian The ARC Angels Flag Team recently won six rst-place awards at Regional competition. This year they also marched in four parades, performed at various shows and participated in two competitions. An awards luncheon was held to present awards to several members of the team. Over the past year, the ARC Angels have held car washes, and sold candy, peanuts and Avon to help raise money for their competitions. They thank everyone who helped during the year, especially their ofcial sponsor, DeSoto County Special Olympics, and to the Arcadia Rodeo Association and the ARC Angels Board of Directors.ARC Angels win awards for outstanding yearBy JACKIE TUCKERARC ANGELS COACH Several ARC Angels Flag Team members earned special awards for their dedication to the team: front row, Jerome Rayner, left, and Tammy Bair; and back row, Dennis Carter and Casey Collins. With them are coach Jackie Tucker, left, and director Joyce Collins.PHOTOS PROVIDED BY JACKIE TUCKERWinners of the Outstanding Member awards are, front row, from left: Brooke Hay and Roy Engels; and back row: Brett Swallow, Carh Schudel and Frankie Silkowitz. They are anked by Jackie Tucker, coach, and Joyce Collins, director. Je Tomlinson won the ARC Angel of the Year award and Venessa Byrd won the Leadership and Captains award. They are joined by coach Jackie Tucker and director Joyce Collins. rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50456995 it .41(77)1itcy,'` y f`s' 1i ii:1]M "S mot` /APOAIE Cypress St r f Q Q .NZDr. Laura DeStefanoHickory StLewellyn CasselsARNP

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 Two species of whistling ducks native to North and South Amer ica are frequently seen in DeSoto County. Listen for their distinctive whistle-like call in early evening as they move to feeding locations. Watch for ocks ying in shapeless formations. Their long necks, broad wings and trailing legs and whistling call make them easy to identify in ight. The black bellied whistling duck is the most common. The fulvous duck is also seen in our area, and the two species are often seen together. These ducks are also sometimes called tree ducks because they roost and nest in trees. These ducks dont look like a typical duck. Scientists consider whistling ducks more closely related to geese and swans than to true ducks. They have long legs and a goose-like body shape. They are very agile on land, standing erect and walking without the waddle characteristic of other ducks. The black bellied whistling duck is distinctively marked with salmon orange beak and legs, dark belly with a chestnut breast and grayish face. There is a broad white wing stripe, which is also visible in ight. The immature are duller than the adults with a dark bill and mottled black belly. Fulvous whistling ducks arent as colorful. Fulvous refers to the buff or cinnamon color on the head, neck, chest and belly. They have dark beaks and feet, and do not have a white wing patch. The black bellied duck can be found year-round in parts of southeast Texas, and seasonally in southeast Arizona, and Louisiana's Gulf Coast. In recent years they have been expanding northward and occasionally breed in Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, and South Carolina. Although once considered to be an exotic, scientists now consider their presence in Florida to be natural range extension, possibly due to habitat loss in other areas. They seem to move seasonally, but rather than migration, they are searching for new food sources. They are widespread and common in Central America and South America south to northern Argentina. In Mexico and Latin America they are known as pichichi or pato maizal and pijia or pato silvon. Black-bellies breed during their rst year of life. Nesting occurs from April through August. They partner for life and share the responsibilities of incubation and brood rearing. Apparently, participation of both the male and female is necessary for the nesting attempt to be successful. Experiments have revealed that removal of either the female or the male during incubation results in abandonment of the nest. Females lay an average of 13 eggs. Nests are usually located in tree cavities, nest boxes or on the ground in grassy areas or under brush or water. Unlike most species of waterfowl, fulvous and black-bellied whistling ducks do not add down to their nest. They also do not cover their eggs when they depart the nest to feed, possibly because of the high ambient temperatures. Ground nesting is more common where mammalian nest predators are few. Raccoons and rat snakes are a Whistling ducks colonizing south FloridaOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke aandksmoke@gmail.com PHOTOS PROVIDED BY DENISE WHEELERBlack bellied whistling ducks are frequently seen near shallow water and will wade to forage on submerged vegetation. They also forage in grain elds, and eat a wide variety of plant material, and also consume arthropods and aquatic invertebrates. Fulvous whistling ducks arent as colorful as the black bellied. Fulvous refers to the bu or cinnamon color on the head, neck, chest and belly. They have dark beaks and feet, and do not have a white wing patch. Two species of whistling ducks are frequently seen in DeSoto County. The black bellied whistling duck and fulvous duck are often seen together.DUCKS | 23 spoiling. Speaking of spoiled, thats our generation, considering stuff like that. My daddy always called our fridge the ice box, and I think of him every time someone refers to one as that. I guess Ive missed my chance at becoming a millionaire, because awhile back somebody stole an idea that I came up with many years ago the fridge with the clear door. Yep, youd be able to just stand there and stare all you want without your mama holler ing at you to shut it because you were letting all the cold air out. If you stand there long enough, you just may see something moving around in there ... like forgotten leftovers that have grown green and moldy, have taken on a life of their own, and are waiting to jump you when you open the door! I think a walk-in fridge would be pretty cool too, so youd have plenty of room for everything, including a couple of easy chairs, so you could really cool off on those hot days. Id have clear doors on those as well, so youll know if somebodys in there chillin out if youre looking for them. True story a buddy of mine once put his cat in the refrigerator, and when his wife came home and asked, Wheres Spud? he replied, Hes coolin it. Now that was one cool cat. Anyway, we went down to our local Sears store and with the help of my buddy Andrew, found a great one and a great deal, and ordered it. He came to the rescue and got it in as soon as he could and installed it, and our leftovers have been chillin like villains ever since. Thanks, my friend, I think I will start calling you Awesome Andrew! Im happy to say that the new fridge and us are adjusting to one another quite nicely, and that the refrigerator magnets are slowly coming out of hiding and finding their way back into place now. The best part is that the ice cubes are shaped like squares, quite differently than the ones our old fridge made. The old ones were flat on one side with a crescent shape on the other, and Ill be John Brown if one wouldnt butt up to your mouth every time you went to take a drink, forming a dam, and your tea could only go around it, running quickly out, and dribbling down both sides of your mouth. If that was the sort of amusement I enjoyed, Id have bought one of those prank dribble glasses long ago. I dont hate many things in this world but that ice formation is one of em. And if hell wasnt so hot and could have ice, itd be shaped just like that! So for now, all is well with the world and Im ready for whatever the rest of the summer has to throw at me, just chillin out and coolin it here in PJville.GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 5 0 4 5 6 9 9 6 50456996 Yes, We Are Open! r9 i rat '` !' 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MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 P ALM HARBOR HOMES LIMITED TIME OFFER!!$5k towards any exterior package. We have 24 wide, 26, 28 & 30 wide homes. 3 stock units reduced 26k. Homes from the $60s plantcity.palmharbor.com or 800-622-2832*Se habla espanol APARTMENTS FOR RENT1320 WOOD P ARK POINTE APARTMENTSNow taking applications for 1 bedroom apartments. Come enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful landscaping. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Residents must be 62+ years, handicapped or disabled. Income limits apply. 600 West Gibson St., Arcadia 863-494-3230 TDD 711 W ANTED TO RENT1420 BOAT SLIP on Peace River near Riverview Circle for 25ft. cruiser. Call 941-979-9589 or 941-6256099 NEEDCASH? COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIALPROP1620 ARCADIA 5.26 ac By Owner! House & Shop, 800 ft. Hwy 17 Frontage, Zoned Comm. Info. 863-494-5540 or 863-244-3585 F ARMS/ RANCHES1650 ARCADIA 2558 Hillsborough Ave. 1 mi. from town 70 acres, fenced, surveyed, in grass. Live Oak trees High & dry two large ponds. $8750 an acre, as a whole. Will divide. Contace Ted Zolkos at 863-990-2888 CLERICAL/OFFICE2020 RECEPTIONIST BUSY DEALERSHIP, FULLTIMEPOSI-TION, MULTIPHONELINES,DATAENTRY, CUSTOMERCON-TACT. EXPPREFERRED, NON-SMOKERONLYAPPLY. SOME WEEKENDSREQUIRED. GOOD WORKINGCONDITIONSBENEFITS. DFW. NOKOMIS, FL CALLEDDAVIDSONORBOBHAMILL AT(941) 966-2182 ORFAX RESUMETO(941) 9667421. MEDICAL2030 DeSoto Health & Rehabhas the following job opportunities available:PT, OT & ST for PT/PRNRN, LPN & CNA for all shiftsDietary Manager F/TCook P/T & F/T Fax resume to: (863)-494-9470 For questions call: (863)-494-5766 RECORDS COORDINATOR, excellent opportunity with benefits. Computer billing skills. Up to $15/hr depending on experience. Contact personnel department at 855-462-5563 SKILLED TRADES2050 IMMEDIATE OPENING LEADPIPE LAYER Experienced in storm, water & sewer installation BACKHOE OPERATOR 1 expd in lake excavation 1 experienced in underground utilities installation CONCRETE FINISHERS Expd in flat work/curbs/gutters and able to finish behind curb machine. For 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 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. Case No. 2013CA000740AXMA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff vs. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JUDITH ANN HUGHES, DECEASED, et al., Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF JUDITH ANN HUGHES, DECEASED 1209 SE 4TH AVENUE ARCADIA, FL 34266 AND TO: All persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against the aforesaid Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property located in DeSoto CounNOTICE OFACTION3116 ty, Florida: LOT 11, 12, 13, BLOCK 26, KING & BAKERS SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, P AGE 105, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNT, FLORIDA has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to this action, on Greenspoon Marder, P.A., Default Department, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is Trade Centre South, Suite 700, 100 W est Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 and file original with the Clerk within 30 days after the first publication of this notice, in the ARCADIAN on or before July 18, 2014; otherwise a default and judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL OF SAID COURT on this 11th day of June, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk Important In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a reasonable accommodation to participate in this proceeding should, no later than seven (7) days prior, contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at DESOTO COUNTY JURY OFFICE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, 863-993-4876. If hearing or voice impaired, contact (TDD) (800)955-8771 via Florida Relay System. Published 6/19/14 & 6/26/14 146548 3054098 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 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 201CA000216 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR INDYMAC INDX MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST2005 AR3, MORTNOTICE OFACTION3116 GAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2005 AR3, Plaintiff, vs. Jaime Alberto Campo a/k/a Jaime Campo, Unknown Spouse of Jaime Alberto Campo a/k/a Jaime Campo, Pembroke Property Owners Association, Inc., Unknown Tenant #1, and Unknown Tenant #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jaime Alberto Campo a/k/a Jaime Campo Residence Unknown Unknown Spouse of Jaime Alberto Campo a/k/a Jaime Campo Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in DeSoto County, Florida: Lot 5, Block 4, First Replay in Pembroke Subdivision, a Subdivision according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 9, Pages 80 through 80C, of the Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida Street Address: 13413 Pembroke Circle SW, Lake Suzy, Florida 34269 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clarfield, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401 within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice, on or before July 18, 2014, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on June 16, 2014 Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of said Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk CLARFIELD, OKON, SALOMONE & PINCUS, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730 W est Palm Beach, FL 33401 T elephone: (561) 713-1400 Published 6/19/14 & 6/26/14 349874 3054046 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 142014CA000299 FLOYD A. NEIDEFFER, Plaintiff, v. CECIL H. NEIDEFFER, CAROL ANN ANDERSON, and JANE DOE and JOHN DOE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO:Defendants CECIL H. NEIDEFFER, CAROL ANN ANDERSON, and JANE DOE and JOHN DOE, their unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, successors in interest, assignees, lienors, trustees, and all other parties claiming by, through, under, or against them; all unknown natural persons if alive, and if dead or not known to be dead or alive, their several and r espective unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, and creditors, or other parties claimNOTICE OFACTION3116 ing by, through, or under those unknown natural persons; the several and respective unknown assigns, successors in interest, trustees, or any other person claiming by, through, under, or against any corporation or other legal entity named or described as a defendant; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants, or parties claiming to have any right, title, or interest in the property hereafter described, except for parties claiming by, through or under this Plaintiff, and ALL OTHERS WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title is pending on the following real property in DeSoto County, Florida: Lot 43 of SUNNYBREEZE MOBILE HOME PARK, an unrecorded plat also being described as: Begin at the NE corner of the SE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of Section 25, Township 39 South, Range 23 East; thence N 89 W along North line of S 1/2 of NE 1/4 of said Section 25, 1885.41 feet to East R/W of S.C.L. RR; thence S 3 W along said R/W, 2060.60 feet to South R/W of Liverpool Blvd.; thence S 89 E along said R/W, 200.81 feet to P .O.B.; thence continue same line, 125.0 feet; thence S 3 W, 82.0 feet; thence N 89 W, 125.0 feet; thence N 3 E, 82.0 feet to P.O.B. Including the double wide mobile home affixed on the property. Subject to a reservation of a 1/2 interest in and to all oil, gas, and other minerals according to Deed Book 249, page 513, of the Official Records of DeSoto County, Florida; Also subject to restrictions and easements as recorded in Official Records Book 78, Page 64, of the Official Records of DeSoto County, Florida; and subject to all other restrictions or easements of record. has been filed against you and you are r equired to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on P AUL BENNETT SEUSY, P.A., the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 203 West Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida, 34266, on or before July 1, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of Court for DeSoto County, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida, 34266, either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the r elief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this the 17th day of June, 2014. MITZIE McGAVIC Clerk of the Court By:/s/ Marlene Harris as Deputy Clerk Published 6/19/14 & 6/26/14 325434 3053988 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CaseNo.: 2014DR287 Division: F ABIOLA PEREZ ESQUIVEL Petitioner and Salvador Miguel Mendez Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR CHILD NAME CHANGE TO: Salvador Miguel Mendez LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: Suwannee Correctional Prison 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 it on Fabiola Perez Esquivel whose address is 7101 NW Lily NOTICE OFACTION3116 Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266 on or before July 11, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of the Court at 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you fro the relief demanded in the 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. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated June 6, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Marlene Harris Deputy Clerk Published 6/12/14, 6/19/14, 6/26/14 & 7/3/14 131159 3049911 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 142014CP000057CPAXMA Division Twelfth IN RE: ESTATE OF Richard L. Williams Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Richar d L. W illiams deceased, whose date of death was May 17, 2014, and whose social security number are xxxxx-4774 is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County Flori da Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Str eet, Ar cadia, Florida 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal repr esentatives 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 19, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representatives: Eugene E. Waldron, Jr. Primary Service E-Mail: Service@eewj.com Secondar y Service E-Mail: A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" CAD'IANQr-------------q &-------------a+i a r F{

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 Ewaldron@eewj.com Florida Bar No. 0794971 Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. 124 N. Brevard Avenue Arcadia, Florida 34266 T elephone: (863) 494-4323 Personal Representatives: /s/Heather Cho Chung Hing 5751 SW Charolais Avenue Arcadia, Florida 34266 /s/Tamara K. Little 5328 Cook Road Swartz Creek, Michigan 48473 Published 6/19/14 & 6/26/14 228541 3052469 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY. PROBATE DIVISION. CASE NO.: 2014-CP-59 Uniform Case No. 142014CP000059CPAXMX IN RE: The Estate of RITA JOY BLITCH, Deceased, NOTICE TO CREDITORS Summary Administration 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 RITA JOY BLITCH, deceased, date of death December 29, 2012, by the Circuit Court for Desoto County, Florida, Probate Division File No. 2014-CP-59, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266; that the total value of the estate is $64,095.00 and that the names and address of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name: Joseph C. Mimm Address: 895 Level Creek Road, Buford, GA 30518 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the decedents estate other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration, must file their claims against the estate with this Court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN FLA STAT.733.702.ALL CLAIMS 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 19, 2014. Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ Colin M. Cameron Colin M. Cameron, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 270441 200 N.E. Fourth Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34972 (863) 763-8600 Email: colin@ccameronlaw.com Person Giving Notice: /s/ Joseph C. Mimm JOSEPH C. MIMM 895 Level Creek Road Buford, GA 30518 Published 6/19/14 & 6/26/14 371227 3052579 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 14-2011-CA-000411 DIVISION: 2 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. ERMINIA VALDEZ et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated May 9, 2014 and entered in Case No. 14-2011-CA-000411 of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC1, is the Plaintiff and ERMINIA VALDEZ; CARLOS S VALDEZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 at NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 11:00AM, on the 17th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5, BLOCK B, DESOTO MOBILE ESTATES, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 37A/K/A 1402 NE LEISURE AVENUE, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of this Court on May 13, 2014. Mitzie McGavic Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk **See Americans with Disabilities Act** If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 6/19/14 & 6/26/14 234766 3054015 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2013CA000268AXMA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. ROSA LINDA MARTINEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSA LINDA MARTINEZ; DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 30, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2013CA000268AXMA, of the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is Plaintiff and ROSA LINDA MARTINEZ; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROSA LINDA MARTINEZ; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; FORD MOTOR CREDIT COMPANY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT SOUTH DOOR OF COURTHOUSE., at 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA in DESOTO County, FLORIDA 34266, at 11:00 A.M., on the 24 day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 4 AND THE NORTH 6 FEET OF LOT 5, TROPICAL HOMES SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT IN AN D FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 73. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 4 day of June, 2014. MITZIE MCGAVIC As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Desoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, Phone No. (863)993-4876 at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Submitted by: Kahane & Associates, P.A. 8201 Peters Road, Ste.3000 Plantation, FL 33324 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 T elephone: (954) 382-3486 T elefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: notice@kahaneandassociates.co m Published 6/19/14 & 6/26/14 221363 3052477 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-CA-000635 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. LIZZIE ALLEN; ROBERT ALLEN; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; DESOTO COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; CITY OF ARCADIA, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; ASSET ACCEPTANCE, LLC; UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS; MARTHA P. MEEKER F/K/A MARTHA P. LANE F/K/A MARTHA P. JOHNS, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeSoto County, Florida, will on the 8th day of July 2014, at 11:00 AM at 115 East Oaks St, Arcadia, FL 34266, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in DeSoto County, Florida: The E 1/2 of Lot 29 and all of Lot 30, Block 3, Tier 5, of ALBERT W. GILCHRISTS EAST END ADDITION TO ARCADIA, a subdivision according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 27 and re-recorded in Plat Book C5, Page 48, of the Public Records of Desoto County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 7th day of May, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 6/19/14 & 6/26/14 109392 3052840 NOTICE OFPERMIT3128 Notice is hereby given that the Southwest Florida Water Management District has received an application for a water use permit to withdraw water from wells and/or surface waters from DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. Application number: 20020457.000. Application received: 5/30/14. Predominant use type(s): DeSoto County Public Water Supply System. DeSoto County purchases finished water from Peace River Manasota Water Supply Authority with an allotment of 675,000 gallons per day. Location: Section 31 Township 39 South, Range 24 East, South Booster and Pumping Station interconnect in DeSoto County. The application is available for public inspection Monday through Friday at Southwest Florida Water Management District, 7601 Highway 301 North, T ampa, Florida 33637-6759. Interested persons may inspect a copy of the application and submit written comments concerning the application. Comments must include the permit application NOTICE OFPERMIT3128 number and be received within 14 days from the date of this notice. If you wish to be notified of intended agency action or an opportunity to request an administrative hearing regarding the application, you must send a written request r eferencing the permit application number to the Southwest Florida W ater Management District, Regulation Performance Management Department, 7601 Highway 301 North, Tampa, Florida 336376759 or submit your request through the Districts website at www.watermatters.org. The District does not discriminate based on disability. Anyone requiring accommodation under the ADA should contact the Regulation Performance Management Department at (352)796-7211 or 1(800)423-1476: TDD only 1(800)231-6103. PUBLISHED 06/19/2014 235179 3053731 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 14-2012-CA-000804 Section: ______________ BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC Plaintiff, v. RANDOLPH W. SCOTT ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND TENANT NKA LISA SCOTT Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 14-2012-CA000804 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on the 23rd 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: ALL THAT CERTAIN LAND SITUA TE IN DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, VIZ: THE WEST 119.08 OF THE EAST 594.08 FEET OF THE WEST 1/2 OF EAST 1/2 OF NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, LYING NORTH OF THE CENTERLINE OF PRAIRIE CREEK, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerk`s Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon 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 4th day of June, 2014 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT DeSoto COUNTY, FLORIDA Published 6/19/14 & 6/26/14 329037 3053995 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE The following personal property of Nancy Fuller and if deceased, all unknown parties, beneficiaries, heirs, succesors, and assigns of Nancy Fuller, and all parties having or claiming to have right, title, or interest in the property herein described, will, on June 26th, 2014, at 8:30 a.m., at Lot #39, 2692 NE Highway 70, in the Arcadia Village Mobile Home Park, Arcadia, Desoto Count y Florida NOTICE OFSALE3130 34266-6330; be sold for cash to satisfy storage fees in accordance with Florida Statutes, Section 715.109: 1988 FTWD MOBILE HOME, VIN #FLFLH33A10690BA, TITLE #46078476 and VIN #FLFLH33B10690BA, TITLE #50816295 and all other personal property located therein PREPARED BY: Jody B. Gabel Lutz, Bobo, Telfair, Eastman, Gabel & Lee 2 North Tamiami Trail, Suite 500 Sarasota, Florida 34236 Published 6/12/14 & 6/19/14 110256 3049051 OTHER NOTICES3138 Ve r tex Development, LLC proposes to construct a 230 monopole communications tower and install associated equipment within a 100 by 100 lease area located at the corner of SR 70 & NW Lily Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266. If you have concerns of any historic properties that may be adversely affected by this project, please contact Doug Butler, Trileaf Corp, 2700 Westhall Ln Ste 200, Maitland, FL 32751, d.butler@trileaf.com. Please include the tower location and the location of the historic resource that you believe to be affected. Published 6/19/14 371218 3052490 COMPUTERSERVICE5053 P .C. SolutionsComputer repairs, sales, networking, Dell Registered Patner 863-491-0497 mike@pcsolutionsco.com WINDOWREPAIR5226 All Phases of Glass Work Commercial & Residentail Mobile Auto Glass We will come to you! DeSoto Glass & Mirror 863-494-2683 MISCELLANEOUS5230 BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE 863-375-4056 Selling something for $500 or less? Advertise it in the Arcadian for FREE! Call Jackie 863-494-2434 orjbierman@sun-herald.com ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 GIANT Y ARD SALE Fri & Sat June 20th & 21st 8am 2pm 5201 NE Masters Ave. Antiques, Glassware, Kitchen items, Copper, Furn., Salt & Pepper Shakers, Appliances, Dishes, much, much, more HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 KITCHEN AID Coffee Maker $30 863-375-2242 FURNITURE6035 METAL TABLE White leaf design. 32x48 glass top w/4 chairs. $85 863-494-3011 MATTRESS AND Box. New will sell $100 941-629-5550 BED, QUEEN Mattress and Box Brand New will sell. $175 Also have KING. 941-629-5550 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 SONY SURROUND Sound system. Call Jacque $100 863-4448723 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 ANTIQUE DRESSER w/ mirror $160 863-494-3258 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 MUSICAL6090 MACKIE POWERED PA mixer w/Peavy speakers. $500 863558-7798 FENDERSTEEL GUITAR Vintage. Exc cond. Original case included $350 863-993-3269 EXERCISE/ FITNESS6128 ELLIPTICAL MACHINE W orkout. Call Jacque $100 863-444-8723 HEALTHRIDER Softstrider folding treadmill $150 Call 941-6391517 FIREARMS6131 RUGER DIRTY HARRY 44 magnum. 10 barrel Super Black Hawk w/50 shells $500 Call Ray. 941-539-2301 FIREARMS ACCESSORIES6132 .308 AMMUNITION 100 rounds $65, 200 rounds $125 863-5581226 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 LADIES BIKE 26, like new. $55 863-832-2801 ELECTRIC PRESSURE W asher $65 863-832-2801 LAWN & GARDEN6160 BOLENS 11hp Heavy Duty riding mower. 42 deck $450 772-3705518 CRAFTSMAN MOWER 21hp 42 cut $450 863-494-3652 SEARS PUSHMOWER $150 863-558-7798 OLDER GRAZER 0 turn mower 50 18hp Kohler $400 863-4943652 LIVESTOCK6235 HORSE BOARDING Available. Looking for company for horse. Call 863-491-5524 APPLIANCES6250 GAS STOVE oven black like new $230 863-558-1306 ikkoooooooo LmmoLlll0

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The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian APPLIANCES6250 ELECTRIC STOVE Oven $150 863-558-1306 A Bargain Hunters Delight Check the Classifieds First! AWhole Marketplace of Shopping is right at your Fingertips! STACKABLE WASHER and Dryer Clean conditions $375 863-558-1306 W ASHER heavy duty, large capacity, good condition $150 863-558-1306 MICROWAVE Small, like new $40 863-832-2801 DRYER $50 863-993-0775 MISCELLANEOUS6260 5 HPHONDA side shaft from pressure washer. Runs good $40 772-370-5518 PHOENIX BICYCLE Classic Mens 26. Was in storage 30+ yrs. Valued at $700, asking $400 863-491-5523 OAK WOOD load already cut $100 863-832-2801 QUILTS for sale $125 863-9902400 ROOM AIRPURIFIER Honeywell pure HEPA filter, like new. $35 863-993-0275 FENTON RUFFLED satin glass footed compote bowl. Hand painted & signed MINT! $25 941-6391517 AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 FUEL TANK 100 gallon diamond plate. $500 Call 863-244-4816 TIRES Four 195-65R15 $25ea. T wo 235-70R16 $35ea. Call 863559-0715 TWO USED VOLVO 270 OUTDRIVES As is $125 863-9906929 TIRES 215 70 15 $20 863-9930775 MISC. BOATS7333 24 BOW RAIL Stainless Steel. $125 863-494-2553 CANOES/ KAYAKS7339 17 F/GLASS CANOE w/paddle $150. Trailer hitch extension w/cradle for P/U $45 863-4942553 MOTOR HOMES/ RVs7380 FORD Motor Home Does not run $300frm 63-444-8214 R V/CAMPER PARTS7382 COVER FITS up to 40 motor home. ADCO brand in original wrapping. $320, OBO 863-4483060 ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 People seem to be going out of their way to be nice to you, Aries. While you may suspect they have ulterior motives, their kindness really is nothing more than good will. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, approach your workload with an optimistic attitude this week. You can expect your efforts to produce positive results that dont go unnoticed. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 It is an uphill battle to focus on chores this week, Gemini. You would rather be out having fun, but putting off chores now will only lead to more work down the road. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, although you are capable of keeping up appear ances this week, you will be lost in your own thoughts. Personal issues prove to be a distraction. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, serve as a diplomat this week, placing yourself in the middle of conict because you want to help. Keep a level head and dont get swept into the argument. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, your ability to focus is very strong, but this week you cannot seem to get your mind to cooperate. You may have a million things to think about. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 You are tempted to join the party this week, even though you know it is probably a better idea to decline. But the prospect of socializing and having a good time is too tempting. 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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 Weather SummaryAccording to Floridas Automated Weather Network, locations in Florida received traces of rain to 6.24 inches this past week. Wellington (West Palm Beach County) received the most rain with 6.24 inches and seventeen locations received between three inches and six inches. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 4 percent of the state had moderate drought and 13 percent was abnormally dry. Maximum temperatures ranged from 88 to 98 degrees. Lake Alfred (Polk County) recorded the highest temperature at 98 degrees. The lowest temperatures in the state ranged from 60 degrees in Immokalee (Collier County) to 70 degrees in Marianna (Jackson County).Fruit and VegetablesIn north Florida some excessive water was still visible, but vegetables in areas that received less rain appeared to be in good condition. Snap bean harvest was underway in Lafayette County. Watermelon harvest began in Levy County. Harvesting of potatoes in Flagler and Putnam counties continued. Crops being planted and harvested in Miami-Dade County were boniato, malanga, mangoes, okra and Asian bitter melon. Vegetables and fruits coming to market were cantaloupe, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, squash, tomatoes and watermelons.Field CropsScattered showers across the Panhandle allowed farmers to harvest wheat but a considerable amount of wheat remains to be harvested; some wheat sprouted in the head. In Santa Rosa County, farmers were undecided about what second crop to plant after the wheat is harvested. There were an average of 5.9 days suitable for field work. Hay was being cut in Flagler, Putnam and Pasco counties. Statewide, peanut planting was 97 percent complete, ahead of last years 89 percent and ahead of the 5-year average of 96 percent. Peanut condition was 1 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 80 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. The first report of peanut pegging for this year was currently at 8 percent.Livestock and PasturesScattered showers across the state helped improve pasture quality in some areas, while heat is reducing the soil moisture in areas with less rain. Some stock pond water levels were low in the southwest. The cattle and pasture condition for the state was primarily good.CitrusRainfall in the citrus producing area this past week was widespread and heavy. All but one station received more than an inch of precipitation; nine received more than four inches, and three received more than ve inches. Wellington (Palm Beach County) received the most at 6.24 inches, followed by Okeechobee (Okeechobee County) with 5.63 inches received. North Port (Sarasota County) recorded the least with 0.33 inches of precipitation. 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 June 10, 2014, 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 larger than golf balls. Growers and caretakers are applying nutritional and post bloom sprays, fertilizing, irrigating, mowing and in some cases resetting new trees. 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.\Scattered showers welcomed across FloridaREPORTED FOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 15 CITRUS ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED in thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes June 1 June 8 June 15 Valencia 2,448 695 53 White grapefruit 0 0 0 Colored grapefruit 16 4 1 Total 2,504 699 54 Weight Price per cwt. Steers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $330-420 (avg. $363.91) 275-350 $275-315 (avg. $285.11) 350-425 $240-270 (avg. $250.89) 425-500 $225-245 (avg. $229.67) 500-575 $210-226 (avg. $216.36) 575-700 $187.50-212 (avg. $193.21) Steers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $280-350 (avg. $304.93) 275-350 $255-280 (avg. $267.20) 350-425 $217.50-245 (avg. $230.96) 425-500 $212.50-227 (avg. $220.43) 500-575 $195-213 (avg. $205.27) 575-700 $170-187.50 (avg. $181.85) Heifers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $275-380 (avg. $298.66) 275-350 $239-285 (avg. $248.25) 350-425 $225-257.50 (avg. $231.98) 425-500 $210-225 (avg. $215.16) 500-575 $190-217.50 (avg. $199.25) 575-700 $160-197.50 (avg. $176.07) Heifers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $240-280 (avg. $260.73) 275-350 $220-240 (avg. $232.18) 350-425 $202.50-227.50 (avg. $216.05) 425-500 $197.50-212.50 (avg. $205.66) 500-575 $175-192 (avg. $185.21) 575-700 $130-165 (avg. $151.50) Slaughter Classes Cows: Boners 1100-1900 $105-118 (avg. $108.14) Lean 850-1200 $92-109 (avg. $100.96) Low Dressing: 800-1100 $87-105 (avg. $94.90) Shells: 650-800 $61-84 (avg. $71.87) Bulls: High Dressing: 1300-2000 $118-131 (avg. $123.53) 1000-1299 $106-121(avg. $103.76) Low Dressing: under 1100 $93-109 (avg. $103.86) Totals: 1,967; calves 1,645; cows 264; bulls 58 Slaughter cows and bulls were $2to $3 higher. Feeder steers and heifers under 275 pounds were $12-$15 higher. Feeder steers and heifers over 275 pounds were $5 to $8 higher. The Arcadia Livestock Market will be closed June 30 and July 2.Reported by the Arcadia Stockyard for the week of June 11LIVESTOCK PRICES The U.S. Department of Agricultures monthly forecast of the 2013-2014 Florida orange crop, released recently, decreased 6 million boxes to 104.3 million boxes. Early-mid varieties accounted for 53.3 million boxes while Valencias dropped 6 million boxes to 51 million boxes. This decrease is about what we expected with the continuing effects of HLB, or citrus greening so we are not surprised, said Michael W. Sparks, executive VP/CEO of Florida Citrus Mutual, while taking a break at the Florida Citrus Industry Annual Conference. The ip side is without the resiliency and superior production methods of the Florida citrus grower it could have been worse. The crop is still very high quality. More than 750 people gathered last week at the Hyatt Coconut Point in Bonita Springs to discuss the state of the Florida citrus industry. The annual event mixes business, industry issues and camaraderie. Our record conference attendance, even in these trying times, is a testament to our commitment to the future of our $9 billion industry and the 76,000 jobs it supports, Sparks said. The USDA makes its initial estimate in October of each year and revises it monthly as the crop takes shape until the end of the season in July. However, the federal government shutdown delayed the initial estimate until Nov. 8. During the 2012-2013 season, Florida produced 133.6 million boxes of oranges. Visit http://www.nass. usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Florida/ Publications/Citrus/cpfp.htm for the complete USDA estimate. The USDAs estimate of the 20132014 Florida grapefruit crop stayed at 15.6 million boxes. Specialty fruit held steady at 3.83 million boxes. The yield for frozen concentrate orange juice (FCOJ) decreased to 1.57 gallons per 90-pound box. The Florida citrus industry creates a $9 billion annual economic impact, employing nearly 76,000 people, and covering about 525,000 acres. Founded in 1948, Florida Citrus Mutual is the states largest citrus grower organization.USDA citrus forecast drops againBy ANDREW MEADOWSFLA. CITRUS MUTUYAL Hildred Lorene PelhamHildred Lorene Pelham, 88, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 14, 2014, in Port Charlotte, Fla. She was born April 16, 1926, in Jupiter, Fla., moving to Arcadia, 46 years ago from Fort Myers, Fla. Lorene was a CNA and a homemaker. She enjoyed sewing, reading, crocheting and spending quality time with her family. Lorene was a member of Central Missionary Baptist Church, Arcadia. Survivors are two sons, Jack and Thomas Pelham, both of Arcadia; four daughters, Joyce (Jessie) Southerland, Troy, Ala., Linda (Mitchell) Allbritton, Arcadia, Sharon (Charles) Floyd, Franklin, N.C., and Vivian Pelham, Wauchula, Fla.; one sister, Catherine (Robert) Heine, Arcadia; 24 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Lorene is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Willard to whom she was married just four months shy of their 60th wedding anniversary; her par ents, William and Etta (nee Crawford) Williams; a daughter, Sandra Steelman; a son, Calvin Pelham; two brothers, Austin and Wallace Williams; a sister, Louise Pelham; three grandsons, Bobby, Leslie and Chris. Visitation was conducted Tuesday, June 17, 2014, from the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 N. Hillsborough Avenue, Arcadia, FL. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Central Missionary Baptist Church, Arcadia, FL, with The Rev. Terry Hudson ofciating. Online condolences may be made at ponger kaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia, FL.DEATHSFROM PAGE 9 GARAGESALELISTINGSALW AY SI NTHECLASSIFIEDS | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFHelp the FWC locate rare upland birdsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) requests the publics help in locating three species of rare birds during their breeding seasons. The southeastern American kestrel, the burrowing owl and the painted bunting are rare and declining species that are often overlooked by traditional monitoring programs such as the North American Breeding Bird Survey. People are encouraged to use the FWCs new Rare Bird Registry to quickly map locations where they observe these species, with the option to upload photos and additional comments. Its quick and easy to use. Data submitted will be used by FWC scientists to identify important breeding areas for these species as well as estimate the size of their populations. The Rare Bird Registry is an excellent opportunity for the public to participate in research, said Karl Miller, a biologist at the FWCs Fish and Wildlife Research Institute. Sightings will provide the FWC with valuable data to help us study and conserve some of Floridas most unique and interesting species. This new website provides a great way to get involved. To assist the FWC in locating these rare birds, visit MyFWC. com/Get-Involved and select Citizen Science then Sightings for the Rare Bird Registry link. I'III

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The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian threat to young ducklings. Compared to other ground nesting ducks, they have a relatively high nest success rate, about 45 percent. Ducklings leave the nest within two days of hatching, can feed themselves immediately, and stay with the parents for up to eight weeks. Black bellies readily adopt human-altered habitats such as golf courses, city parks, and schoolyards. They are very unwary and soon become accustomed to people. Theyre frequently seen near shallow water and will wade to forage on submerged vegetation. They also for age in grain elds, and eat a wide variety of plant material, and also consume arthropods and aquatic invertebrates. Feeding often occurs nocturnally, but they may be encountered eating at any hour of the day. Many breeding populations in both the United States and Mexico have historically been associated with rice culture. Since the 1980s, rice acreage has declined dramatically in Mexico, Louisiana and Texas. Much of this land is now being used for dry land crops and pasture, which provides little habitat for breeding whistling ducks. Black-bellies have adapted to feeding in agricultural environments, frequenting pastures and cattle feedlots as well as corn and sorghum elds. Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks readily use nest boxes. If you live within their range, you can make a nest box out of half-inch marine plywood or a durable wood such as cypress. It should be about 12 inches square and 24 inches high at the front and 20 inches at the back, with an oval hole about 4 by 5 inches, about 14 inches above the nest box oor.DUCKSFROM PAGE 18 PHOTOS PROVIDED BY BILL SPIEGELBlack bellies seem to readily adopt human-altered habitats such as golf courses, city parks, and schoolyards. They are very unwary and soon become accustomed to people. The black bellied whistling duck is distinctively marked with salmon orange beak and legs, dark belly with a chestnut breast and grayish face. There is a broad white wing stripe, which is also visible in ight. Females lay an average of 13 eggs. Both parents attend the nest. Duck lings leave the nest within two days of hatching, can feed themselves immediately, and stay with the parents for up to eight weeks. 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! 50471356 Collectively, were determined to Lose 2 Win! Would you please pledge toward our weight loss? Steve Bauer and I (Joe Gallimore) are losing weight 2 win! Your pledge is TAX DEDUCTIBLE Please, be a part of this WinWin scenario. Debbie Dunn-Rankin .25 cent David Dunn-Rankin $2 LOSE 2 WIN! days of celebration, respect and honor, December 4-7, 2014. If you wish to make a pledge contact Joe Gallimore by phone at 990-8099 or 494-2434 or email jgallimore@sun-herald.com Businesses or individuals pledging per pound: Danny Collins $1 Alton Shattuck $5 David Dunn-Rankin $2 Sue Hoffman $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 $2 Derek DunnRankin $1 Mayor-Alice Frierson $1 Geo Care LLC $1 Chuck & Martha Craven $2 Kristen Spahr .25 cent Lotela Gold Band $1 Frank and Rose Bauer .25 cent Lew Ambler .50 cent Dick Fazzone $1 Bill & Mary Lyne .50 cent The Veterans Council $1 Wendy Hunter $1 Don T. Bench .25 cent Dr. Lorenzo Dixon $1 George Dickenson .75 cent Week 3 Weight Loss l0

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 19, 2014 when baking soda and vinegar meet a balloon or producing a craft related to a popular storybook like designing a surfboard inspired by the story Surfer Chick. To ensure each family received the minimally allotted number of books, each was given a postcard upon arrival instructing them to visit at least two student stations and one adult station. Once the recommended three stations were checked off, families were encour aged to bring the completed cards to the complimentary pizza and cake buffet table and nd a comfortable spot to relax and skim through books with their loved ones. Event creator Dr. Rae Konjoian said with a smile, The event theme sailed perfectly, from the books to the props, the bags and even the cake all complimented each other. With help from the hosting team of Louella Murphy, Emily Morris and Sandy Cespedes, the dream of wanting each child to have an opportunity to continue learning over the summer became a reality. Murphy, Morris and Cespedes claimed they worked tirelessly for three weeks straight over texts, in meetings and even over conference calls to ensure everything was prepared as perfectly as possible. Morris said, The community is always craving to have something to do. We are offering a night of quality family time and its been great to see parents realize its easier to teach their child to get excited about reading than they first may have thought. Konjoian and her team made sure to incorporate books and activities centered on every educational subject. Keeping with the times they even had an interactive laptop station designed to walk students and parents through the district website, highlighting the online portals respective to each that allow them access to important academic record information. Parents are sitting down, paying attention with their children. How often as an educator do you get to see parents interact, play and learn with their kids? Morris added. It was noted by several individuals that even though the event was held on a Wednesday, typically a night of family and youth worship, the room stayed bustling from start to finish. Murphy explained that as news of the event was spreading the team received responses that families would be sure to make time to attend, even with church. As an additional measure to ensure all families had equal oppor tunity to attend, the district offered free transportation to any individual expressing interest. Rosa Cruz, a Nocatee Elementary paraprofessional, commented that an event like this is great for all families in the community, especially those who are unable to drive. Calls come across the district from parents who want their children exposed to books and more interactive learning and this event met their need. Especially in an area with a heavy Spanish speaking population its nice to have parents see their child read, in Spanish or English; as a parent you want to know that your child has basic comprehension of language. Summer reading will help cut down educational losses other students may experience over the summer. Students should read every day, Cespedes said. Even if students were unable to come tonight they should know there are resources go online, get a local library card, and read, read, read!BOOKSFROM PAGE 2 Computer stations were set up to show moms and kids how to use the school districts website to get maximum information about their childs progress. Luella Murphy, Emily Morris and Sandy Cespedes were the hosting team who helped ensure the Sail Into Summer with Boatloads of Books event gave children a chance to get free books to keep them busy all summer. PHOTOS BY DEVIN LACAVAAt Station 16, a child is excited to take part in the activities that will lead her to be interested in reading over her summer vacation. Dr. Rae Konjoian organized the event to ensure there were plenty of books for children to choose, to keep alive their delight in reading over the summer months. 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 AUTOMOTIVE Performance Automotive Total Car & Light Truck ServiceF R E E F r o n t E n d I n s p e c t i o n FREE Front-End Inspection 505 S. 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