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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, June 26, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsDOG DAYS AT THE TURNERDog agility trials and several dog shows are on tap for the Turner this summer.PAGE 5 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Family Album ..........5 Calendar ..............6 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........18 THE SLATE: The final list of local candidates is now available ............................................ 2 MAKE PLANS FOR THE 4TH: Celebrate Independence Day with a parade, fireworks ......................... 3 SHOP LOCAL, YALL: Peddlers Boutique brings special deals to Arcadia with southern style ............... 7 INSIDE Like us on Facebook A caption for a photo on page 12 in the June 19, 2014 issue of The Arcadian should have said, Susie Coker, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, watches the unfurling of Old Glory with her grandchildren Austin and Ava at the Flag Day Ceremony in Veterans Park in Arcadia on June 14. CORRECTIONThe DeSoto Board of County Commissioners made a slight adjustment to its lightning detection enforcement at Brewer Park, allowing the gates to the park to remain open in the future. DeSoto County Youth Baseballs Nicole Adams complained that the lightning systems 10-mile detection radius has made practicing and playing league games on the elds difcult. She added the countys current policy of locking the parks gates until an all-clear is given prevents parents from getting their children and creates a number of logistical headaches. The problem isnt when the lightning is actually visible or can be heard, she said. We want to see the county use this system for what it is, a warning. I dont think people wrap their heads around how far 10 miles away is. This machine is being used as the authority (to force individuals out of the park) rather than what it is, a detection machine. And by locking the gates, youre forcing people to stay in the park against their will, and stranding children whose parents cant get in. She said Parks and Recreation Director Tara Anderson told her a large number of detection alerts occur when the storms are within 8-10 miles. Adams said reducing the radius to eight miles or less would allow teams to stay on the elds. If we can just bring the radius down to eight miles, it would save us from a lot of headaches, she said. A lot of these summer storms stay put and rain themselves out, or theyll pop up at the eight-mile mark but are moving away from us. All the coaches and directors have the County adjusts lightning policyBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORCOUNTY | 22 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE BAUERState Rep. Ben Albritton (right) presents a tribute to former County Administrator Guy Maxcys family during Tuesdays meeting. The tribute recognized Maxcys love for his job and the dedication he had as both a Highlands County and DeSoto County administrator to serve to serve the residents of both counties. More than two dozen community leaders came together last Thursday for a roundtable discussion of DeSoto Memorial Hospitals nancial strug gles and the impact of providing free indigent care. The roundtable included representatives from a variety of government and private entities, representing DMH, The DeSoto County Department of Health, DeSoto Cares, city of Arcadia, DeSoto County Public Safety Department and several others. The event was hosted by The Arcadian and held at the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, and was moderated by Arcadian Editor Susan Hoffman. The discussion opened with DMH CEO Vince Sica describing the hospitals nancial health, including the costs of providing indigent care through the facilitys emergency room. Sica said the hospital provides roughly $3 million annually in care to the uninsured/underinsured, which is not reimbursed by Medicare or Medicaid. As a hospital that accepts Medicare/Exploring the future of DeSoto Memorial HospitalBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANThe Arcadian gathered several people interested in DeSoto Memorial Hospital for a roundtable discussion last week at the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce oce. Discussion topics ranged from the proposed half-cent tax to DMHs search for a possible buyer. Turn to page 12 for details.FUTURE | 12
Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 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 Publisher .............................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DESOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 108 S Polk Ave DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto .............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore email@example.com Susan Hoffman firstname.lastname@example.org Steve Bauer email@example.com Tami Jewell firstname.lastname@example.org Jackie Bierman email@example.com Kyle Gallimore firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com ONLINE www.yoursun.net Like The Arcadian on Facebook The Supervisor of Elections has conrmed the following slate of can didates who have qualied to run for local ofces in the 2014 elections. City Council (nonpartisan; at-large) three seats William B. Bailey Susan Coker Richard Fazzone Keith Keene (incumbent) Candace Reed Judy Wertz Strickland S. Delshay Turner Mitchell Watson City Marshal (nonpartisan) Matt Anderson (incumbent) Clifton Brown Lorenzo Dixon County School Board (nonpartisan): District 1 Roosevelt Johnson Daniel Via District 3 Deborah Snyder (incumbent) District 5 Ronny Allen (incumbent) Maria Moreno Board of County Commissioners: District 2 James Mike Hall D Jim Selph D (incumbent) Virginia Algar R (write-in) District 4 Elton Langford D (incumbent) Chris Stephens D The Arcadian will be hosting public forums for voters to meet the candidates. The rst one will take place July 7 from 6-8 p.m. Watch future issues of The Arcadian for details. For some important election dates, see this weeks editorial on page 4.Local candidates confirmed The DeSoto County School Board, at its Tuesday meeting, learned about a new program implemented this summer to reach migrant children of preschool age and their families. Dr. Rae Konjoian, Associate Director of Federal Projects, said the school district received grant funding for a new program this summer to reach migrant children. Often, she said, migrant children start out far behind their peers because they dont attend preschool programs. Also, they may not arrive in the area until months after the school year has started. The new program made an effort to reach families of preschool-age children with a team of bilingual DeSoto teachers. Armed with an excellent curriculum, the teachers brought popular books, such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which came with lesson plans and hands-on activities the children could do. At the end of the lesson, the child get to keep the book. We spent 90 minutes a day with each child in the program, Konjoian said, and often we were able to engage the siblings and parents as well. The activities integrated language lessons, phonics, math, science and social studies. Children modeled Play-Doh and drew numbers or letters; they played with magnets and they made puppets. The program lasted for four weeks. At rst, Konjoian said, the children and parents were shy and not easy to engage, but by the end of the program the families were participating actively and looking forward to the visits. We saw parents participating in School district reaches out to migrant studentsBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITORDISTRICT | 24 The Florida Association of Counties presented DeSoto County Commissioner Gabriel Quave and DeSoto County Commissioner Bob Miller with the Certied County Commissioner designation following completion of a comprehensive study program developed by the association. Commissioners Quave and Miller received the designation with 41 other county commissioners during an awards cer emony held at the FAC Annual Conference in Orange County. CCC certication is not a requirement to serve as a county commissioner in Florida. However, county commissioners may voluntarily enroll in Quave, Miller certified as commissionersSUBMITTED B y MIKE TABERDESOTO COUNTY PHOTO PROVIDEDDeSoto County Commissioners Gabriel Quave and Bob Miller earned their Certied County Commissioner designations from the Florida Association of Counties. With them are Dr. Nick Place, left, dean and director of UF/IFAS Extension, and Janet Taylor, Hendry County commissioner and chair of the Florida County Foundation.CERTIFIED | 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 50471400
The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian The Annual Independence Day Parade starts at 10 a.m. on July 4 in downtown Arcadia. Lineup for parade participants begins at 9 a.m. at the corner of West Oak St. and Orange Ave. This year the parade is sponsored by the Arcadia Moose Lodge #1327. All kinds of entries are welcome, including oats, marching units, vehicles, horses, and prot and nonprot organizations. There is no entry fee but entrants must register in advance. For details, email Jackie Tucker at t2000@ desoto.net, or call 863-993-0083. Trophies will be awarded to the best entries in each category. Jackie Tucker and Ronald Neads are cochairmen of the parade. Gates at the Turner Agri-Civic Center open at 6 a.m. July 4 for the annual Fourth of July Fireworks. Both the reworks display and parking are free, and restrooms will be open for the publics use. Pack up the kids, bring your lawn chairs or blankets, picnic supplies and mosquito repellent, for the reworks display which begins at dark (around 9 p.m.).Parade, fireworks highlight 4th eventsSTAFF REPORT This composite image shows reworks from last years display at the Turner Agri-Civic Center. This years reworks takes place July 4 starting at 9 a.m.ARCADIAN FILE PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK Arcadia Police Departments Matt Anderson and Kevin Joens made a surprise visit to the Arcadia Housing Authority Tuesday to serve free lunch to children participating in the Summer Break Spot program. The program provides APD officers serve free lunch to kidsSTAFF REPORT MOBILE PANTRY ARCADIA SUMMER SCHEDULE MEAL LOCATION ADDRESS DAY & DATE LUNCH PICK UP FOOD TO PREPARE AT HOME SERVED LUNCH, FREE FOR KIDS 18 & UNDER Arcadia Housing Authority 7 Booker T Washington Rd Mon-Thurs, June 9-August 7 11 am 12 pm Nocatee Elementary 4846 SW Shores Ave Mon-Thurs, June 9-August 7 11 am 12 pm Trinity United Methodist Church 304 W. Oak Street Mon-Thurs, June 9-August 7 12 1 pm sproutMOBILE FARM MARKET LOCATION SCHEDULE Desoto Housing Authority Fri 10-11:30 am 7 Booker T. Washington Rd. Jun 13 & 27, Jul 11 & 25, Aug 8 & 22DeSoto County Summer Hunger Programs June-August 2014Free fresh produce for students and families All Faiths Food Bank 941-379-6333 allfaithsfoodbank.orgAs of May 29, 2014 Arcadia Housing Authority Tuesday 4-6 pm 7 Booker T Washington Rd Jun 17, Jul 1,15 & 29, Aug 12 7 Day Adventist Church Thursday 9 am-1 pm 2865 SE Ami Drive Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21 Mt. Olive CME Thursday 10 am-12 pm 7683 SW Hull Ave Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 28 DeSoto Homeless Center Thursday 10 am-12 pm 1425 ML King Jr St Jun 5, Jul 3, Aug 7 Elizabeth Baptist Church Thursday 5-7 pm 101 S Orange Ave Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14 Nocatee Elementary Tuesday 4-6 pm 4846 SW Shores Ave Jun 24, Jul 8 & 22, Aug 5 MOBILE PANTRY ARCADIA SUMMER SCHEDULE MEAL LOCATION ADDRESS DAY & DATE LUNCH PICK UP FOOD TO PREPARE AT HOME SERVED LUNCH, FREE FOR KIDS 18 & UNDER Arcadia Housing Authority 7 Booker T Washington Rd Mon-Thurs, June 9-August 7 11 am 12 pm Nocatee Elementary 4846 SW Shores Ave Mon-Thurs, June 9-August 7 11 am 12 pm Trinity United Methodist Church 304 W. Oak Street Mon-Thurs, June 9-August 7 12 1 pm sproutMOBILE FARM MARKET LOCATION SCHEDULE Desoto Housing Authority Fri 10-11:30 am 7 Booker T. Washington Rd. Jun 13 & 27, Jul 11 & 25, Aug 8 & 22DeSoto County Summer Hunger Programs June-August 2014Free fresh produce for students and families All Faiths Food Bank 941-379-6333 allfaithsfoodbank.orgAs of May 29, 2014 Arcadia Housing Authority Tuesday 4-6 pm 7 Booker T Washington Rd Jun 17, Jul 1,15 & 29, Aug 12 7 Day Adventist Church Thursday 9 am-1 pm 2865 SE Ami Drive Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21 Mt. Olive CME Thursday 10 am-12 pm 7683 SW Hull Ave Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 28 DeSoto Homeless Center Thursday 10 am-12 pm 1425 ML King Jr St Jun 5, Jul 3, Aug 7 Elizabeth Baptist Church Thursday 5-7 pm 101 S Orange Ave Jun 12, Jul 10, Aug 14 Nocatee Elementary Tuesday 4-6 pm 4846 SW Shores Ave Jun 24, Jul 8 & 22, Aug 5 PHOTOS PROVIDEDArcadia Police Departments Kevin Joens chatted with children eating lunch at the Arcadia Housing Authority. He and Marshal Matt Anderson stopped by Tuesday to help serve lunch to kids participating in the Summer Break Spot program. Arcadia Police Department Marshal Matt Anderson stopped by the Arcadia Housing Authority recently to serve lunch to children partici pating in the Summer Break Spot. The program provides free lunch to kids ages 18 and under.free lunch to kids 18 and under Monday-Thursday, and besides the Housing Authority other sites include Nocatee Elementary and Trinity United Methodist Church. Hours are 11 a.m. 12 p.m. at the AHA and Nocatee, and 12 p.m.-1 p.m. at Trinity United. The program runs through Aug. 7. For more information or for other free food program locations and hours, call the All Faiths Food Bank at 941-379-6333 or visit www. allfaithfoodbanks.org. 50471353
VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org | OUR VIEW | GRITS & PIECES Its up to youNow that the slate of candidates has been released, its time for voters to start doing their homework. As of Friday, all those who plan to run for one of the available county or city ofces had to have qualied for the ofce of their choice. We have an interesting selection of candidates, including eight who are running for city council and three for marshal (a full list of candidates for each ofce is available on page 3). Over the next several weeks, The Arcadian will be interviewing the candidates and giving you in formation on their backgrounds, their experience and their goals if elected. We also plan to arrange some public forums where the candidates can explain their intentions, and we can then pose questions to them. We hope that, by the city moving its elections to coincide with county, state and national races, voter turnout will be better than it has been in years past. According to the Supervisor of Elections, in the last city council race, out of 3,658 registered voters in the city, only 264 bothered to cast votes. That equates to a pathetic voter turnout of only 7 percent. Let that sink in 7 percent. The difference between one candidate who won (with 128 votes) and the next-highest candidate (with 121 votes) was a mere seven votes. Turnout should be better this year, and The Arcadian is working to help you get to know each of the candidates. Well be running campaign stories and special inserts about the elections, well be reminding you of important deadlines, and well be giving you the opportunity to see, meet and question the candidates in person. We want to ensure you are well informed and ready to make what you believe are the best choices for Arcadia and DeSoto County.Key election datesTo get you in the electoral mood, here are a few key dates you might want to jot down on your calendar: July 28 is the deadline to register to vote in or der to take part in the primary election in August. October 6 is the deadline to register to vote in order to take part in the general election in November. The primary election is August 26. Dont skip the primary because several local races will be decided during this time: School Board Districts 1, 3 and 5, and Board of County Commissioners District 4. Early voting for the primary will take place August 11 through August 23. If for any reason you might not make it to the polls on August 26, by all means take advantage of early voting they even have Saturday voting for your convenience. Even easier is the option for absentee voting. You can request an absentee ballot by mail, by phone or in person. Just remember that for overseas voters, your absentee vote must be mailed 45 days before the primary by July 12. For domestic voters, mail your vote early enough to make sure it is received at the Supervisor of Elections ofce no later than election day. The general election is Nov. 4. The city races including the City Marshal and three City Council seats will be decided then, along with County Commissioner District 2. (The Democratic party candidate for District 2 will be chosen during the primary, but will be running against a Republican write-in candidate in the general election.) To vote in the general election, you must register by Oct. 6. Early voting for the November general election will run Oct. 25 through Nov. 1. Absentee ballots for oversees voters must be sent by Oct. 7. For local absentee voters, ballots must be received at the | LETTERS TO THE EDITORWe have met the enemy and he is usEditor: In conversations with local residents, I hear the same complaints about the city and they have the common thread. Complaints are about taxes, cost of services and the general conditions of the city. Almost every city department has a new supervisor with little training or experience in that department. I cant blame or criticize them; they are doing the best they can. The fault lies with the person who placed them in that position the City Administrator however, its not totally his fault either. The City Administrator, like the people he hired or promoted, is doing the best he can, but he also has little experience in that position. Actually, those responsible are the elected ofcials serving on the Arcadia City Council. Three council members hired Mr. Slaughter over applicants who were qualied with many years experience in that position. So when something isnt right or costs too much, don;t get mad at the city employees; theyre doing their best. If you want to get mad, look in the mirror and get really mad because you and your neighbor elected this council by not voting. From the Supervisor of Elections ofce, only 264 out of approximately 3.600 registered voters cast ballots at the last city election. Please participate in the upcoming election, make informed choices and begin to improve our community.Gary Frierson ArcadiaHow I spent my summer vacation (and savings)For those of you who are like me and have a jukebox of old songs in your head that plays a tune every time youre reminded of one by anything you see, hear, touch, taste, or smell, cue up Johnny Hortons North to Alaska. The Land of the Midnight Sun should be on everyones bucket list as a vacation destination, whether by cruise ship or inland travel, and Ive yet to nd anybody who regrets going there. This was my third trip there and I hope to see it at least one more time before they hang the toe tag on me. With a group of close to 30 that included family and friends, we invaded Americas 49th state one of two that Im older than and had the time of our lives. It is all youd imagine it to be. And then some. And though you can take photos of everything around you, theyll never do it justice. Words like grandeur and majesty dont even come close to describing it, because its more than the mind can begin to process. If youve done the cruising thing, you know the routine eat, get involved in activities, eat, take onshore excursions, eat, try to avoid cruise ship paparazzi, eat, sleep very little, eat, lounge around, eat, shop, eat, wear out your camera, and eat. Oh yeah, did I mention eat? I believe some passengers on the ship who saw me feasting counted it as a free whale-watching excursion. Our large party split up into various groups and set off on such adventures as going up in Seattles Space Needle, white water rafting, zip lining, helicopter rides that landed on glaciers, salmon bakes, botanical garden tours, canoing, train travel, riding cable trams up steep mountainsides, and whale watching (the swimming variety, not the buffet feeders like me). Between us, we saw snow-capped mountains, whales, eagles, seals, totem poles, unending seascapes, glaciers, seaplanes, and even two couples from Arcadia Tommy and Sandy Peterson, and Tommy and Ellen Walters! I think what was most interesting Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.GRITS & PIECES | 22Our view: Vote this year, or forever hold your peace.OUR VIEW | 16
The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian The rst of three Calusa AKC Dog Agility Shows this year was held at the Turner Agri-Civic Center last weekend. Dog agility events involve obstacle courses that are set to different sizes, for different sized dogs, from the smallest Chihuahuas to the biggest Great Danes. The agility courses may involve a combination of ramps, jumps, seesaws, tunnels and hoops arranged around the show ring, through which the owner or handler must direct the dog in order. Before each event, youll see the handlers walking around the course, committing to memory the correct order of the obstacles, so they can then Turner Center going to the dogsBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITORDOGS | 24 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, email@example.com Family AlbumFAMILY 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.firstname.lastname@example.org PHOTO PROVIDEDOn Thursday, July 3, Pete and Jane Powers are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house at Pine Creek Chapel (Rt. 72 & Chapel Happy anniversary PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy 55th wedding anniversary to Donna and Larry Creel on June 27.Happy anniversary Drive) from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. No gifts, just your presence to stop by, pray with them and have light refreshments. An RSVP would be helpful 863-494-1679. They were married in Salem, NJ where they lived, worked and raised their only son until moving to Arcadia in 1994. Frank III lives in Kentucky and he and Tricia have two children and one grandson. 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 SP32637F a m i l y H e a l t h C a r e F a m i l y H e a l t h C a r e FamilyHealthCareT h e w a y i t s h o u l d b e T h e w a y i t s h o u l d b e Thewayitshouldbe NEWPATIENTSWELCOMED FAMILYPRACTICE1148EastGibsonSt. 863-494-6222CHIROPRACTIC1110EastGibsonSt. 863-993-0100OB/GYN1110EastGibsonSt. 863-494-1918OPTOMETRY122N.BrevardAve 863-491-7585 50471407
Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 TODAY Relay for Life Area Wide Committee Rally 6-7:30 p.m. June 26 at Board of Realtors Office, 3320 Loveland Blvd., Port Charlotte. An evening of inspriationk moti vation and emotion that inspires attendees to learn more about American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life. REVP to ACS offices, 239-936-1113. 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. 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. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). For more info, 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. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. FRIDAY On the second and fourth Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Arcadia Housing Authoritys north side parking lot, a truck will bring free fruits and vegetables to low-income clients in Arcadia/ DeSoto County. Three to five volunteers are needed each time. If you are interested in helping, call AHA at 494-4343. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY McDonalds Grand Re-Opening Celebration, 11 a.m. June 28, 1203 WE. Oak St. 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. Call 993-4851 for more information. SUNDAY Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Call Senior Friendship Centers at 494-5965 MONDAY 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. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. TUESDAY Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. 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. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. Suncoast Community Blood Bank is open from noon to 6 p.m. today at 710 N. Brevard Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Arcadia. For more information, call 993-9366. WEDNESDAY DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Mobile Pantry is on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Smith Brown Gym starting at 9 a.m. until the food is gone. The only requirement is to be a DeSoto County resident. Sponsored by the All Faiths Food bank of Sarasota. The AA Serenity Group Business Meeting is held at 7:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Writers Group meets from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Arcadia Village Clubhouse. For more information, call Sarah Hollenhorst at 244-1663. The Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida meets first Wednesday monthly at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 23300 Harper Ave., Port Charlotte. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 941-423-0902. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Wednesday at 11 a.m. 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 The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Board of directors meets on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., at The Arcadian, 108 S. Polk. DeSoto Cares, a community group dedicated to searching out homelessness needs and solutions, meets on the first and third Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at the Housing Authority Conference Room. For details, call Rev. Ted Hanus at 993-3435. No Early Bird for the Chamber of Commerce on July 3. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every first Thursday at 5 p.m. COMING EVENTS The annual Independence Day Parade begins at 10 a.m. July 4. (Lineup for entrants is 9 a.m. at W. Oak St. and S. Orange Ave.) Entries include the following categories: Float, Marching Unit, Vehicle, Horse, Unit and Commercial and Non-Profit. For details call Jackie Tucker at 993-0083 or email email@example.com. Sponsored by the Arcadia Moose Lodge #1327. For DeSoto County residents, there is no trash pickup on Friday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Friday customers next pickup will be on Tuesday, July 8. Fireworks take place at dark (around 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.) at the Turner Center. Free admission. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and some bug repellent. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLS 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. SPECIAL The DeSoto County Library is holding a Summer Fun photo contest. Print your photo either 4 x 6 or 5 x 7, vertical or horizontal mount it on cardboard or foam core (no border). One free entry per person; additional entries $1 each. Bring your photo to the library by July 12, fill out and attach label. Works will be displayed and the public can vote for their favorites through Aug. 14. Reception is at 5 p.m. August 15. Pick up photos by August 23. Four age groups: pre-K and elementary; middle school; high school; adult. No prizes, just bragging rights. Proceeds benefit DeSoto Co. Library Assoc. The DeSoto County Library is holding an Itty Bitty Art contest. 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. 50471398 www.visitdesoto.com Public Notice SOLICITATION FOR DESOTO COUNTY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL MEMBER The DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners is actively seeking members for the DeSoto County To urist Development Council (TDC). The TDC is established by Ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners and consists of nine (9) members appoi nted by the DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners. Requirements Interested party who is involved in the tourism industry and who has a demonstrated interest in to urist development, or is the owner or operator of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks, or other tourist accommodations in the county and subject to the Tourist Development Tax under the authority of Florida Statute 125.0104. All appointed members will be required to comply with conflict of interest provisions and all applic able provisions of Chapter 112, Florida Statutes. Please submit a brief biography, a letter of interest and contact information to the DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners, c/o Econo mic Development Department, 201 E. Oak Street, Suite 201, Arcadia, FL 34266 or via email to m.taber@deso tobocc.com. Please clearly mark Tourist Development Council on the envelop or email subject line. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, July 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM. VOTE S. Delshay Turner CITY COUNCIL Its Time for Change I will make a Difference Paid Political Advertisement By S. Delshay Turner 50471395
The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian If the goal in life is family and making a community a better place, Pam Ames and Linda Williams are living the dream. And its the customers at the Arcadia-based Peddlers Boutique who benet. The mother/daughter duo have created a popular womens shop that is intimate and fun, offering a smart selection in jewelry, home dcor, clothing and accessories that are mostly available only in coastal Florida or in larger central cities. But in the heart of downtown Arcadia at 25 W. Oak is a shop that is uniquely southern, different and special. I think we stand out, said Pam Ames, the daughter, because we have good relations with our customers, our city, our downtown. We are constantly seeking out new items, new things that people want. Were just having a great time. Pam and Linda opened Peddlers Boutique in May 2001, starting as gift/ gift basket shop. The product line expanded to clothing and accessories. As business and their reputation grew, the women began searching for newer items to offer their customers. They travel to the sprawling AmericasMart in Atlanta, one of the worlds largest wholesale trade centers, to expand the shops apparel and accessory inventory Peddlers Boutique: Southern grace and charmBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT PEDDLERS BOUTIQUE AT A GLANCE:Owners Pam Ames/Linda Williams Founded in 2001 Has expanded from gifts to an apparel, jewelry, home goods/dcor shop Southern hospitality flair 25 W. Oak, Arcadia 32466 (863) 494-9904/Fax: (863) 494-9974/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org peddlers-boutique.myshopify.com ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY TAMI JEWELLPam Ames and Linda Williams go to great lengths to oer their customers items usually only found in the larger coastal cities. They feature such specialites as Brighton jewelry, Lindsay Phillips, and Vera Bradley lines.BOUTIQUE | 23 The last Garden Club meeting for this season was held at the Arcadia Garden Club on June 2 with Jerry Waters conducting the educational and inspiring program. Waters, a retired biology teacher and bivocational Baptist pastor, a Florida Master Naturalist and a nature photographer, brought his broad skills together and presented to the group a natural history of the great blue heron, a video of Gods gifts of birds, and hints on where and how to take our own motivating photo shots of natures creatures. The Great Blue Heron is a magnicent bird and a real symbol of Florida, Waters said. Florida has every type of wading bird found in North America which includes egrets, amingos, ibises, spoonbills and storks as well as the herons. There are six types of herons in North America ranging from the little green heron to the great blue heron. The great blue is the most abundant and widespread with rare sightings being recorded in Spain, England and the Netherlands as well as large populations in Central America, the Caribbean and North America. There is a great white morph heron found only in the Caribbean, Florida Keys, and the Everglades. Waters presented a large array of Garden Club ends season with Florida Master Naturalist, Jerry WatersBy JAMIE PIPHERARCADIA GARDEN CLUB Jerry Waters speaks to members and guests about bird photography.PHOTO PROVIDED BY JAMIE PIPHERGARDEN | 22 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
Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 On Friday, Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill authorizing the state of Florida to pay James Joseph Richardson $1.2 million for having spent more than 20 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of killing his child in Arcadia. A Senate bill (SB-326) had been intro duced by Sen. Geraldine Thompson of Orange County, and House Bill 227 was sponsored by Rep. Dave Kerner of Lake Worth. Ultimately the bill was unanimously passed by both the House (116 to 0) and Senate (38 to 0) on May 2. The payment is compensation for Richardsons wrongful conviction, which was unveiled following an investigation headed by then States Attorney Janet Reno. Richardson, a poor black eld worker, and his wife lived in Arcadia in 1967 when seven of their children became sick at school and later died from eating parathion, a deadly pesticide. Richardson was tried and convicted in 1968 of murdering one of the children and given a death sentence, which was commuted to a life term after the death penalty was declared unconstitutional. He spent more than 20 years in prison until several irregularities were discovered about his hasty trial, including evidence that was withheld from him and questionable testimony. After being released from prison, Richardson eventually moved to Kansas. Richardson attempted to collect a payment under an earlier version of the victim compensation law but was barred because the law, as written, required a victim to prove himself innocent. While such proof may be possible where DNA evidence is available, such evidence was not available in Richardsons case. A former caretaker and neighbor later confessed on her deathbed to having been responsible for the childrens deaths, but her testimony was never veried. Richardson returned to Arcadia for a visit last October at the invitation of Dr. Sharon Goodman. At that time he had the chance to meet Thompson and Kerner, who drafted the bills to compensate him. A church service was held in his honor and he was given the keys to the city.Scott signs bill for payment to RichardsonBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANState Sen. Geraldine Thompson of Orange County, left, met James Richardson in person last October in Arcadia. Thopson introduced a bill, SB-326, a companion to House Bill 227, which authorized payment of more than $1 million to RIchardson for his wrongful imprisonment. James Richardson is now eligible to seek $1.2 million from the state of Florida as compensa tion for his wrongful imprisonment for more than 20 years. We complain about law enforcement and bail bondsmen. Until we need them. Thats when Bustin Out BailBonds steps up 24 hours a day. The Arcadia company is so busy, in fact, that owner Andrea Bohannan estimates she has put 40,000 miles on her vehicle in the last nine months, driving to ve counties and countless towns to meet the demands of her business: House calls, immediate release, online processing, warrant infor mation and making sure that her clients are up on court dates and other details to get their lives in order. Its hard to keep up with Bohannan. Her staff keeps in contact by cell phone, shrugging with a smile if shes running a few minutes behind making it to the ofce. An ofce worker attacks a stack of documents that must be signed and forwarded to a client or the courthouse. The worker is reverent in speaking of her bosss ability to manage so many issues. People poke their heads in the N. Brevard ofce, mostly with questions about pending court dates. One such man seems wary, having posted several hundred dollars yet not sure if he would make his court date. Bohannan urges the man, details his choices, his obligations. She settles the matter, jumps in her SUV and zooms off to handle other issues. And theres a lot at stake, especially in the subculture of law enforcement. Suppose a man commits a driving offense. He must post a bond to gain release. The amount is to guarantee that he returns for a court hearing. Say the bond is $5,000. The man must post a minimum 10 percent, which he pays to a bonding company like Bustin Out. The amount is nonrefundable, but Bohannan by state law must pay a percentage of that to an insur er, and the balance of the $500 to cover her costs, which includes being on the hook for the $4,500 balance should the client elect to not show for the court hearing. Ninety-nine percent, however, make the court date, she said, because they want to x the problem. Most people making a mistake want to move on, she said.Arcadian bail company on call 24 hours a dayBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT BUSTIN OUT AT A GLANCE:Owner Andrea Bohannan Licensed/insured 301 N. Brevard (next to the probation office) 24-hour service/any Florida county DeSoto County 863-494-2245 Look for Bustin Out Bailbonds on Facebook The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: David Joseph Chambers, 19, Brown Road, Arcadia. Charge: dealing in stolen property. Bond: $1,000. Raymond Ashley Coleman, 41, 1200 block of S.E. Esmeralda Drive, Arcadia. Charges: sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft. of specied area and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $20,120. David Arthur Gonzales, 39, 700 block of N. Lee St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Floyd David Johnson, 63, 2800 block of S.E. Joshua Estates St., Arcadia. Charges: four counts of lewd and lascivious behavior with victim under 12, three counts of lewd and lascivious behavior with victim under 16, and sexual assault with victim under 12, all with offender over 18. Bond: none. John Lester Lowe, 61, 6100 block of S.W. Sable Ave., Arcadia. Charge: giving false ownership information to pawn shop for item under $300. Bond: $1,500. Dawn Rae McMannis, 43, U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charges: petty theft and resisting recovery of stolen property. Bond: $620. Russell Wade Muse, 41, 2900 block of N.E. Ouray Drive, Arcadia. Charges: possession of a weapon or ammunition by convicted felon, affray and resisting an ofcer with violence. Bond: $6,120. Brandon David Noren, 43, 10900 block of S.W. County Road 761, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Francisco Santiz Perez, 43, 1200 block of S.E. 7th Ave., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of child neglect without great harm. Bond: $10,000. Rosa Velasquez Perez, 37, 1200 block of S.E. 7th Ave., Arcadia. Charges: aggravated battery on child and child neglect without great harm. Bond: $15,000 Hamen Mathew Pettyjohn, 38, 2900 block of N.E. Ouray Drive, Arcadia. Charge: affray. Bond: none. Carl Bernard Redding, 37, 300 bock of Watson St., Arcadia. Charge: sexual assault by person over 24 with victim age 16-17. Bond: none. Timothy Mark Sauvey, 45, 2300 block of S.W. Westward Road, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,500. Garomy Keron Golloman, 23, 900 block of Spring Ave., Arcadia. Charge: resisting an ofcer without violence. Bond: $1,000. Justin Phillip Koch, 26, 1500 block of S.W. Mariposa Drive, Arcadia. Charge: DUI with alcohol or drugs. Bond: $500. Shaylin Kristopher McKenzie, 22, 1100 block of N.W. Arcadia Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $5,000. Jan Eric Morel, 49, 3800 block of N.W. Valencia St., Arcadia. Charges: sale of cocaine and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $5,120. Philip Eugene Nazzaro, 53, 300 block of W. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: DUI with alcohol or drugs. Bond: $500. Julia Barrera Pineda, 27, 500 block of Clark Lane. Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended, third or subsequent offense. Bond: $1,500. Joseph Michael Quininez, 56, 400 block of N. Volusia Ave., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Laura Ann Thigpen, 42, 3500 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charges: sale of methamphetamine and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $5,120. Gary George Tuttle, 50, Hollywood, Fla. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,500. Joshua Aaron Bennett, 29, 4000 block of S.W. Adventure Way, Arcadia. Charges: driving while license is suspended, failure to register motor vehicle and violation of probation. Bond: none. Rashad Devon Bessent, 28, Wauchula. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Ivorynia Tamika Bryant, 34, Fort Myers. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Emil Jeovammy Escobar, 34, West Palm Beach. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $5,000. Trevor Steve Mathews, 26, North Port. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. John Lewis Sorrells, 52, 1300 block of S.W. U.S. Hwy. 17, Arcadia. Charges: battery and kidnap or false imprisonment. Bond: none. Trevor Jon Baker Jr., 21, Port Charlotte. Charges: molesting a blue crab trap line or buoy without consent and removing contents of blue crab trap without consent. Bond: $1,620. James Landon Hendrickson, 36, Punta Gorda. Charges: molesting a blue crab trap line or buoy without consent and removing contents of blue crab trap without consent. Bond: $1,620. Sean Eugene Crowley, 46, Punta Gorda. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Angel Ernesto Rodriguez, 32, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Michael Anthony Cross, 30, 700 block of Oak St., Arcadia. Charges: four counts of giving false information to pawn shop for value under $300, three counts of dealing in stolen property, ve counts of possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon and one count of exploitation of the elderly for under $20,000. Bond: none. Margarita Mondragon, 25, 6100 block of N.E. Roan St., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Heath Lynn Fuhlman, 44, 2700 block of N.W. Eucalyptus Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: none. Anthony Fitzgerald Wallace Jr., 25, 5800 block of S.W. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charges: possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $7,500. Jessica Nicole Guevara, 30, 3200 block of N.E. McIntyre St., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft, second offense. Bond: $2,500. Alejandra Sanchez-Mora Nava, 28, 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $1,000. 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. 50456997
The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESEllen Mae GallowayEllen Mae Galloway, 74, passed away Monday, June 16, 2014, at her home in Arcadia, Fla., surrounded by her loving family. Arrangements are by PongerKays-Grady Funeral Homes.Eva Clara HavensEva Clara Havens of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Virlie Alouise Harrell SalsberryVirlie Alouise Harrell Salsberry, 92, of DeSoto, Fla., passed away Friday, June 20, 2014, in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. She was born Oct. 26, 1921, in Ft. Myers, Fla., moving to DeSoto County as a young girl. Alouise retired from the G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital as a telephone operator. She enjoyed camping, traveling to the mountains, crocheting, and most of all, spending quality time with her family. Alouise was of the Church of God faith, attending both the Arcadia Church of God and Sandy Baptist Church, Sandy, Fla. Survivors are her son, George Robert (Diana) Harrell; two daughters, Alice Fay (Doyle) Williams, and Gail M. (D. W. Buster) Hughes; 12 grandchildren, Debbie (Dwayne) Darty, Becky (David) Israel, Janet L. (Tim) Westberry, Phillip L. (Lisa) Williams, Kimberly (Mike) Borzeka, Danny (Dawn) Albritton, Vicki Kersey, Mark (Connie) Albritton, Donnie Hughes, Joshua (Aimee) Hughes, Brent Hughes, and Ashley (Vincent) Derheim; 30 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren on the way. She leaves a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her passing. Alouise is preceded in death by her two beloved husbands, George E. Harrell (1969) and Donald Reed Salsberry (1996); her par ents, Stephen O. and Alice (nee Mathis) Sloan Sr.; a baby son, Dale Mitchell; a daughter, Rose Marie Albritton; and a granddaughter, Karen Wiggins. Visitation was Monday June 23, 2014, from the chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia, Fla. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the chapel of PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home, with Bishop Doyle Williams and Bishop Phillip Williams ofciating. The Rev. Larry Albritton and the Rev. Mark Albritton conducted graveside committal services at Joshua Creek Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at ponger kaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Doris Jean RackewegDoris Jean Rackeweg, 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 22, 2014, in Arcadia, Fla. She was born Nov. 29, 1925, in Pierceton, Ind., to Alva Ben and Jessie Olive (nee Kiefer) Rider of Pierceton, Ind. She moved to Arcadia in 1970. Doris graduated from Pierceton High School, Class of 1943. Doris was a member of Order of Eastern Star and several lodges and clubs in both Indiana and Florida. She had a passion for dancing, sewing, reading, traveling, arts and crafts, and yard work. Doris is survived by her three daughters, Brenda (Don) Bolin of Franklin, Tenn., Elaine (Ron) England of Laketon, Ind., and Gena (Ken) Legg of Springhill, Tenn., one son, Edwin (Louise) Rackeweg Jr., of Arcadia; sister, Ruth Horn of Pierceton; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; three nieces; and four nephews. Doris was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Edwin C. Rackeweg Sr. in 1975; sister, Mildred Black; brother, Robert Rider; and her parents, Alva Ben and Jessie Olive Kiefer Rider. Visitation was conducted Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at the Chapel of PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home, 50 No. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Funeral services were held at the Chapel with burial following in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Eugene W. CamaraEugene W. Camara, 66, of Lake Suzy, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte, Fla. He was born Dec. 5, 1947, in East Providence, R.I., to Walter and Frances Camara. Eugene was a top salesman for ArmChem International Corp. for many years. He enjoyed life to the fullest, and was an avid jokester for those who knew him. He will be missed by his family and friends. Eugene is survived by his wife, Kam; his son, Justin Camara of Concord, Calif.; and ve grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the funeral service at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Roberson Funeral Home, Port Charlotte Chapel. Interment will be held at a later date at Gates of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in East Providence. Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.Sally Ann GoldingSally Ann Golding, 53, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Arcadia, Fla. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the Arcadia Tidewell Hospice for making their mothers nal journey peaceful. 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 email@example.com. The American ag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. Williams memorialA memorial service will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 3 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 27 N. Polk Ave., in Arcadia. Light refreshments served. Perry Andrew Andy Williams (Dec. 31, 1962May 3, 2014) 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
Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 Taped to the door of our refrigerator, surrounded by pictures of great-grandchildren, a brief quote of business coach, Wanda Loscot, gives this good advice to all who pass by: It takes about three minutes to write a thank-you note, fold it, stick it in an envelope and mail it, but the power of it is awesome. Fred Sufeld agrees. Fred had been sound asleep when he suddenly awoke to the sound of someone pounding on his door. Moments later he stood face to face with a half-frozen man who frantically told him that a train had become stalled in a snowstorm and that the passengers were in danger of freezing to death. Lighting a lantern, Fred followed the messenger to the site of the stalled train and led the travelers to his house where they waited until the storm subsided and help came. Later, one of the passengers, named Kittie, sent a thank-you note to Fred. Surprised and pleased, Fred answered the note from Kittie and then, over time, something noteworthy happened: Fred and Kittie fell in love and were married. After their marriage, Fred and Kittie started attending a church in Ottawa, Canada, pastored by Rev. A.J. Shea. There they found faith, became more and more active in the church and nally embarked on a ministry of their own. One summer, while conducting services at a church in Westport, Ontario, they invited the teenage son of pastor and Mrs. Shea (named George Beverly) to spend a month with them and one night they asked him to sing in one of the meetings. Accompanied by Kittie at the piano, young George Beverly Shea attempted to sing but when his voice cracked on one of the high notes he sat down, embarrassed, and vowed he would never sing But Kittie had a better idea: she suggested he simply sing in a lower key. He did and Kitties coaching worked. George Beverly Shea later became Billy Grahams soloist and one of the favorite gospel singers of all time. During their years together, Fred and Kittie wrote a song titled, Little Is Much When God Is in It, a tune that was destined to be widely known. Why did they choose this title? Perhaps they had been thinking about a Canadian blizzard that stopped a train and brought Kittie to Freds little house. Maybe it was the memory of a little thank-you note that started communication between them, leading to love and marriage. Possibly it reminded them of a nervous teen who overcame embar rassment and surrendered his talent to God, enabling him to reach millions with his message. Whatever the reason for the title Fred and Kittie chose for their common sense musical creation, it states a principle that will always be true: gifts, talents or time given to the Lord bring greater blessings than the giver could have imagined. You may think your talents are small, or that you have none at all. Give what you have to God and discover the song Fred and Kittie wrote is true. And note this: The brief thank-you note Kittie wrote to Fred revealed she had a thankful heart and this discovery captured his. Then together they learned an important lesson: God often gives songs in the night, after the storms are through (Job 35:10). A thank-you note to remember Roger Campbell In todays article, I am going to describe three very common situations that occur and that very often result in people becoming victims of scams or frauds. As you read them, ask yourself what you would do in these circumstances. The recommended courses of action are given at the end of the article, but dont cheat and peek! In the rst situation, you receive a letter in the mail from somewhere out of the country. In it, the sender claims that your name has been selected as the winner of a huge sum of money in a foreign lottery drawing. All you need to do is provide the contact person in the letter with your banks name, its routing number and your bank account number, so the money can be automatically deposited in your account. For security purposes, and to verify your identity, you also need to provide your social security number. What would you do? Next, an unknown individual telephones you with the offer of a product or service with which you are familiar, but at a price far below the norm. All you need to do to take advantage of the offer is provide a credit card number as payment, but you must act quickly, as the offer is for a limited time only. You know the offer is a real bargain, so what should you do? Finally, while reading through your e-mails, you note one that is from someone unfamiliar, but the subject of it excites your curiosity. Someone has died and left What would you do if this happened? C.A.S.E. 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The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian you some money! What would you do? While each of these situations is different, they do have some things in common and your response should be the same. In each one, the individual contacting you is only doing so in an attempt to obtain personal, sensitive nancial information from you. If you provide that information, once you do, you will receive nothing from the criminal sender and your nancial identity will have been compromised. When contacted by anyone unknown to you who requests personal information, your reaction should be one of suspicion and you should provide nothing. If it is a letter, make a copy and take it to the local Postmaster. If it is an e-mail, report it to the Internet Crime Complaint Center, a consortium of government agencies dealing with Internet fraud. Their website is www.IC3.gov. If it is a phone call, hang up immediately. If you nd yourself in these, or any similar situations, take any supporting documentation you may have and bring it to the Sheriffs Ofce. Sheriff Wise and his staff need to know these things are happening to residents of DeSoto County. The Communities Against Senior Exploitation Program is a partnership between the community and the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce to protect the nancial resources of all our residents. To report any suspicious activity related to a scam or fraud or to learn more about the CASE program, call Sheriff Will Wise or Lt. Curt Mays at 863-993-4700;t hey will be happy to help you.C.A.S.E.FROM PAGE 10 Lake Katherine renovation continues ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY TAMI JEWELLSandhill Growers clear out invasive vegetation and prepare to plant native species around Lake Katherine. Future phases of the renovation by Team Arcadia include improved picnic and play areras. Funded by a grant from Mosaic, Team Arcadia arranged for improve ments to Lake Katherine and the surrounding park. Invasive plants were removed and are being replaced with native species. New signage will be placed soon. New vegetation is ready to be planted along the margins of Lake Katherine as part of Team Arcadias renovation of the park adjacent to the DeSoto County Health Department. A grant from Mosaic is helping to renovate the lake. As part of the restoration of Lake Katherine being done by Team Arcadia, unwanted vegetation was removed from the lake and new native plants are being placed around the margins of the lake. 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
Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 Medicaid for payment, by law anyone who walks through the emergency departments doors must be seen by a medical professional, he said. When asked how many individuals or families in the county are considered low income or indigent, DOH Director Mary Kay Burns pointed to the 2014 DeSoto County Health Prole, dening the poverty level at $14,600 for an individual, and $32,575 for a household. Using those numbers, Burns said approximately 31 percent of DeSoto residents live below the poverty level. She added, however, that the DeSoto DOH had only around $5,000-$6,000 in outstanding pay ments owed, and that those in need make every effort to pay if possible. If they can pay us $5, they will, she said. Weve found that when they see a value in medical service provided to them, they want to pay for it. I know both we and the hospital try very hard to work with our patients. Sica was then asked whether an urgent care facility would help alleviate the number of indigent patients going to the hospital. He said often the emergency room is the only option. Even if we had an urgent care facility, where are you going to go when something happens at 2 a.m.? Most likely urgent care wont be open, so the catch-all is still the ER, he said. He added the DOH has extended hours on the weekends, and DOHs Penny Kurtz said their facility has equipment and trained medical professionals who can handle many cases that would otherwise go directly to the ER. Last year we had 19,000 visits for medical/dental services in our offices, but many dont realize we can treat many ailments that are typically considered ER-only situations. For example, we have a procedure room, and things like IV therapy for dehydration. Many just arent aware we offer those services.Sales tax impactThe discussion then focused on the 1/2-cent indigent care sales tax that could be placed on the ballot this fall if approved by the DeSoto Board of County Commissioners. When Hoffman asked if the sales tax would really be beneficial to the hospital when it is only projected to bring in revenues of approximately $1 million, Sica was quick to respond. Anything will be helpful, he said. In the same sentence, however, he also conceded the odds arent in the hospitals favor when it comes to a vote. Historically, DeSoto has been slow in approving a tax on themselves, so Id say its 50/50 at best that it gets passed, he said. Former County Commissioner Ed Johnson said with the decline of the citrus industry in DeSoto, citizens will have a hard time stomaching another tax. The way things are looking now, it might be another ve years until citizens will be able to recover from the citrus decline, he said. And thats if there was a silver bullet today that reversed the effects of greening; things are going to get much worse before they get better. Many agreed with Johnsons sentiments, but DMH Marketing Director Kristen Spahr noted the hospital closing its doors should be everyones primary concern. This topic right here is more important than anything else we have or are going to talk about today, she said. Spahr then asked local businesswoman Linda Williams her thoughts on what the hospitals closure would mean to local businesses. The winter visitors are the profit centers for every business in town, Williams said. If the hospital closed its doors, there would be no reason for snowbirds to live at a Craigs RV Park or Arcadia Village. If we lose those individuals, it would be devastating to our local economy. Hoffman then asked Sica about the hospitals plan to increase services to help close the deficit that would remain even if a tax was approved. I think the first thing you have to ask yourself is if theres enough patient volume to justify the pur chase of equipment to provide those expanded services, he said. We believe that if we were to expand this facility to being a healthcare system, rather than just being a hospital, that would drive more patient visits and allow us to offer those services. The key for us is to find a way to provide more services in a variety of ways. Thats our challenge going forward.Potential partnershipOne topic brought up several times during the discussion was the hospitals potential partner ship with Manatee Rural Health, and the leasing of part of DMHs third floor. Sica said they are considering an affiliation not only because it would allow them to offer additional charity care programs, but would also open the door to capture resources the hospital isnt getting now. Those referrals we are losing to out-of-county fa cilities would now stay here, and weve estimated theres roughly $60 million in potential revenue to be made here. Michelle Hammonds from the Operation Military Assistance Program told the group her organization is looking to expand to DeSoto County, with the goal of helping veterans receive medical aid before they would have to visit the DOH or the ER. She asked Burns and Sica if the organizations had a shared master database of patients that could be used to pinpoint veterans in need, but Sica responded there was not one in place. Hammond offered to meet with both to create a case management preventative level of care for eligible veterans. The roundtable ended with individuals giving their final thoughts on the hospital and indigent care. After what Ive heard today, Its clear were going to need a lot more resources to provide for indigent care, because I see the numbers only increasing from here, said Mike Provau, who was attending on behalf of DeSoto Cares. Johnson said hed like to see the DOH and DMH work more closely to prevent duplication of services. I would like you to become more efficient, and that starts with a more collaborative effort from both parties, he said. Dr. Gordon Page said many of the financial problems health facilities face could be alleviated if more preventative care was in place.We are the problem. Seventy-five percent of dollars spent on healthcare is toward treating diseases associated with obesity, nutri tion, diabetes and smoking, he said. These are issues human beings have the ability to control, but we are doing a very poor job of it on every level. Before ending the meeting, the group agreed they would like to participate in more roundtables, including one that would allow the public to ask questions and be involved in the discussion. FUTUREFROM PAGE 1 This topic right here is more important than anything else we have or are going to talk about today. Kristen Spahr, Marketing Director, DeSoto Memorial Hospital Medicare reimbursement is going to continue to go down. In the future the fact is there will be fewer dollars available to hospitals. Dan Hogan, Chief Financial Ocer Historically, DeSoto has been slow in approving a tax on themselves, so Id say its 50/50 at the best that it gets passed. Vince Sica, CEO of DeSoto Memorial Hospital Even hospitals as large as Tampa General, for example, are seeking partners to help with their nancial burden. Every hospital has its own set of conditions to deal with. Karen Taylor, Administrative Director of Nursing, DeSoto Memorial Hospital Many of the patients walking into your ER are veterans, and our mission is to provide individual case management so they can circumvent the emergency room altogether. Michelle Hammond, Operation Military Assistance Program, Jewish Family & Children Services If they can pay us $5 they will. Weve found that when they see a value in medical service provided to them, they want to pay for it. Mary Kay Burns, Director of the DeSoto County Health Department The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian DMH dedicates new imaging suite ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, email@example.comDeSoto Memorial Hospital sta celebrated the installation of its new radiology suite with a ribbon cutting on June 19. It replaces an older Xray machine of 1980s vintage, and is capable of producing digital images so there is no waiting for lm to be developed. Half of the cost of the new equipment was funded by the DeSoto Memorial Hospital Foundation. DeSoto Memorial Hospitals new equipment can perform Xray, CT scans, MRI, ultra sound, cardiac echo, Dexa scans, digital mammography and nuclear medicine. The new equipment was funded in part by the DeSoto Memorial Hospital Foundation and was dedicated June 19. Those referrals we are losing to out-of-county fa cilities would now stay here, and weve estimated theres roughly $60 million in potential revenue to be made here. Michelle Hammonds from the Operation Military Assistance Program told the group her organization is looking to expand to DeSoto County, with the goal of helping veterans receive medical aid before they would have to visit the DOH or the ER. She asked Burns and Sica if the organizations had a shared master database of patients that could be used to pinpoint veterans in need, but Sica responded there was not one in place. Hammond offered to meet with both to create a case management preventative level of care for eligible veterans. The roundtable ended with individuals giving their final thoughts on the hospital and indigent care. After what Ive heard today, Its clear were going to need a lot more resources to provide for indigent care, because I see the numbers only increasing from here, said Mike Provau, who was attending on behalf of DeSoto Cares. Johnson said hed like to see the DOH and DMH work more closely to prevent duplication of services. I would like you to become more efficient, and that starts with a more collaborative effort from both parties, he said. Dr. Gordon Page said many of the financial problems health facilities face could be alleviated if more preventative care was in place.We are the problem. Seventy-five percent of dollars spent on healthcare is toward treating diseases associated with obesity, nutri tion, diabetes and smoking, he said. These are issues human beings have the ability to control, but we are doing a very poor job of it on every level. Before ending the meeting, the group agreed they would like to participate in more roundtables, including one that would allow the public to ask questions and be involved in the discussion. This topic right here is more important than anything else we have or are going to talk about today. Kristen Spahr, Marketing Director, DeSoto Memorial Hospital There should be a focus on providing more preventative care to the indigent population, nding a way to bring medical services to those unwilling or unable to seek it out themselves. Rev. Ted Hanus, Arcadia Housing Authority and DeSoto Cares If they can pay us $5 they will. Weve found that when they see a value in medical service provided to them, they want to pay for it. Mary Kay Burns, Director of the DeSoto County Health Department These are issues human beings have the ability to control, but we are doing a very poor job of it on every level. Dr. Gordon Page, DeSoto Memorial Hospital ... many dont realize we can treat ailments that are typically considered ER-only situations. Penny Kurtz, Director of Nursing, DeSoto County Health Department
SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14COED LEAGUE ACTION PAGE 16Mosaic downed Nocatee Baptist 27-12 in DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association softball action Tuesday night. Ten DeSoto County High School varsity players recently attended the Florida Southern Team Camp. This is nothing new to the varsity squad, as DHS players have been doing this for close to two decades. Its a good camp for us, Coach Laura White said. Its usually held right after school gets out, so the girls start the summer with the camp, and then we follow up the rest of the summer with open gym, working on skills and getting in the weight room. White adds that one of the biggest benets of the camp is that it focuses on areas such as teamwork and communication.Whats good about the Florida Southern camp is not only do the girls work on team concepts such as communication and support, they also work on skills and strategies of the game, she said. Each team gets assigned a coach and then they spend about a day and a half working on skills and team concepts before going into tournament play with each other. Many (players) will go to individual skill camps on their own this summer, but the Florida Southern camp is about improving as a team, and we seemed to accomplish that. The players agreed with Coach White. Michaela Roberts, Bethany Bonville, Casey and Kaitlin Steyer said they came out of the camp with a feeling of reassurance. I feel condent we can win districts again, Bonville said. Our defense improved, and we were able to compete against the bigger teams. Senior Datasia Wallace went into the camp with expectations of developing more teamwork and felt that was accomplished. I think our serve receive and defense improved during the camp. Communication got better, but we all know we still need to work more on this, she said. Sara Bennett felt she beneted most from working on her defensive skills at the camp. I learned how to roll, and do a better job of being still on contact, she said. The team building was also good. Lucero Perez agreed with Bennett, saying, I also learned about the strategy of perimeter defense, which I really didnt know before. The DHS volleyball teams have usually been a pretty congenial and dedicated group of girls and this group is certainly that, White said. But its also important to have fun and remember its a game. This team seems to understand that. Most of them have played club ball together for the past couple of years as well as all the high school events, and were usually having a pretty good time. Whats that old saying, If youre not having fun then you have to question why youre doing it? The good news for Lady Bulldog fans is DHS volleyball is having fun, and sharpening their skills for a run at another district title in the process.DHS volleyball goes summer campingBy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER As camp comes to an end, the DHS volleyball team takes one last photo with their camp coach. Front row, from left: Casey Steyer and Lucero Perez. Back row, from left: Jayla Cowell; Datasia Wallace; Sara Bennett; Josie Deriso; Michaela Roberts; Coach Ali Skayhan; Bethany Bonville; Kaitlin Steyer; and Casey Steyer.PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERFrom left: Bethany Bonville, Josie Deriso, Lucero Perez and Sara Bennett enjoy watching tournament play during volleyball camp at Florida Southern. The DeSoto County High School volleyball team meets with their coach to receive their end of camp evaluation. The players agreed the camp was a success. 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 50471405 The Arcadia Housing Authority (AHA) will be implementing a ban on smoking in AHA units, buildings, and within 10 feet of any dwelling or AHA building entrance. This policy will go into effect for all AHA properties on July 1, 2014
The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian While fall sports such as volley ball might be in the gym working on specic skills, youll nd many members of the DeSoto County High School football squad in the weight room lifting the iron and doing various exercises that increase heart rate and stamina. Were kind of hit and miss right now with voluntary attendance, head coach Matt Egloff said. The prisoners (work crew from DeSoto Correctional Institution) are on campus right now, so we cant come in until theyre gone. Egloff continued the crew will be repainting the weight room and installing mirrors next week. Well all take a vacation, with everyone coming back full force July 7 at 8 a.m., he said. With a relatively small squad compared to many schools, Egloff has to take a little different approach during summer training than most coaches. We had 25 players in the spring, with the freshman of course coming this fall, he said. We have many of our players going both ways (playing offense and defense) so well do a lot of cross tness for endurance and try to increase our stamina for stronger fourth quarter nishes. When asked how he gets the players motivated over the summer, Egloff said he uses goal setting as motivation. They get more into it when we set goals, he noted. Their focus is better, and the players just do better when they have attainable goals in front of them. Back in the gym, varsity volleyball coach Laura White is explaining skills and proper techniques to about 20 girls of various ages, followed by conditioning drills during the last 30 minutes of the two-hour session. Both dedicated coaches were asked when they were going to get some vacation time on their own, and coach Egloff reiterated that hed sneak in a week while the weight room was being painted. Coach White said she hoped to nd a week in July to take an annual trip to the beach. Other than that, youll nd both coaches spending the summer with their players, trying to get the most out of their team for a successful fall season.Football, volleyball squads prep for fallBy DAVE BREMERARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER Anthony Lee has the barbell under control as he tries to reach his goal during summer training for the upcoming football season.PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERDawayne Hearns works out in the DeSoto County High School weight room as he prepares for the fall football season for the Bulldogs. Any time the Pro Trucks have shown up to race this year at DeSoto Speedway, Chad Chastain has been the man to beat. Saturday night was no different for Chastain, who led all 35 laps of the evenings main event to tentatively give him his fifth win in six starts this year at the Bradenton facility. However, Chastains truck failed post race inspection, handing the win to Bradentons Nick Hernandez. Chastain started second but grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag. With Chastain controlling the race, Bradentons Nick Hernandez was using the outside lane to pick off cars and found himself fourth when the yellow flag flew for debris at the halfway point of the race. Hernandez passed Tyler Lau for third on the restart and started working on Bradentons Danny Anderson for second place. When the caution flew for debris on lap 21, the top four of Chastain, Anderson, Hernandez and Bradentons Dennis Colletti were running nose-to-tail around the 3/8-mile track. On the restart, Hernandez got by Anderson for second and set his sights on Chastain. Hernandez got to Chastains rear bumper sever al times but could not make the pass. Chastain inched away over the final five laps to claim the win. When you start in the back, you work your way to the front but just run out of time and run out of tires, Hernandez said before finding out he was declared the winner. If we could have started up front, you never know what could have happened.Hernandez claims truck win after Chastain DQedBy SCOTT LOCKWOODDESOTO SPEEDWAYTRUCK | 16 rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50456995
Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 Nick Hernandez of Palmetto claimed rst place in Pro Trucks when Chad Chastain was disqualied.Arcadian racers made a showing at the speedway in the Pro Truck category last weekend: Cody Martell was 4th, Ricky Bullard Jr. was 6th, and Robert St. John was 8th. In other action Saturday night, Randy Johnson held off Ronnie Robinson to win the 25-lap Pro 4/Mini Stock feature; Dennis Wilson was the winner of the 25-lap Pure Stock feature; Dustin Wilson won the Rookie 4 feature, Darren Bass won the 20-lap Dwarf Car main event; Keith Sinkula won the 25-lap Legends race; and Chris Larson won the Mini Stock Figure 8. Ric Mills placed 4th in Outlaw Modified #1 and 3rd in Outlaw Modified #2. Next Saturday night, Desoto Speedway will host the Florida State School Bus Figure 8 Championships. Monster Trucks Iron Outlaw and Bounty Hunter will also be on hand along with a demolition derby. The J.D. Byrider Open Wheel Modifieds, Street Stocks and other classes will also be in action.TRUCKFROM PAGE 15PHOTO PROVIDED Mosaic downs Nocatee Baptist in co-ed play Mosaics Ricky Lara and Hailey Hafer focus on a Nocatee Baptist hitter during Tuesday nights game. Mosaic won the game 27-12. PHOTOS BY STEVEN JEWELLThe Mosaic co-ed team takes a moment to relax after defeating Nocatee Baptist 27-12 in league play. DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association co-ed games are played every Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the Jim Space ball elds. Nocatee Baptists Garrett Foster lines up a pitch during Tuesday night game action. Mosaic defeated Nocatee Baptist 27-12. elections ofce by 7 p.m. on Nov. 4. There are many ways to vote, and the Supervisor of Elections ofce is willing to help to ensure you can exercise your right to vote. Stop in at 201 East Oak Street, Suite 104, or call 863-993-4871. Weve all seen the Facebook lurkers who are quick to slam our elected ofcials for what they shouldve done or not done. Yet if you ask them, you nd out they never bothered to vote. If youre not part of the solution, then youre part of the problem.OUR VIEWFROM PAGE 4 50474533 5 0 4 5 6 9 9 6 50456996 Yes, We Are Open!
The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian Florida Farm Bureau, Floridas largest statewide agricultural association, has announced its Legislators of the Year and Champions for Agriculture. The Florida Farm Bureaus Legislator of the Year award is presented to lawmakers who demonstrate excellent leadership on agricultural issues and work proactively to advance the interests of Floridas farmers and ranchers. These leaders have demonstrated a sustained commitment to developing Floridas economy and protecting the states natural resources. Throughout the 2014 legislative session, Sen. Bill Montford played a leading role in supporting and promoting Florida agriculture as the Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee. During the last two legislative sessions, Montford presided over a committee that heard and passed signicant legislation important to Floridas farm families. In 2014, he sponsored two of Florida Farm Bureaus legislative priorities: a bill that helped expand opportunities for agricultural education in schools and legislation that helped strengthen and improve Floridas Greenbelt law by allowing farm land used for water storage to remain classied as agricultural property. We are very grateful for Sen. Montfords leadership and dedication to strengthen agriculture in the 2014 session, said Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick. Senator Montfords experience and passion for both education and agriculture helped us pass sound policy that benets students and the environment. Rep. Jake Raburn has been an equally effective advocate for Floridas farm families. During the 2014 session Raburn sponsored legislation that expanded the number of agricultural industry certications included in the CAPE funding list. He was also the primary co-sponsor of HB 575, a bill that would have saved farmers $2.4 million in sales tax exemptions on irrigation equipment and repairs. Although HB 575 did not pass, language updating and protecting the Greenbelt assessment on agricultural land was amended onto HB 7091 and passed the Legislature, giving farmers additional protections on their agricultural land. Representative Raburn is a superb advocate for agriculture, said Hoblick. His work ethic and effort as a bill sponsor are unmatched and we are grateful for all he has done to promote issues important to agriculture. We are excited about Rep. Raburns future in the Legislature and look forward to continuing our work with him during his time in the Florida House, Hoblick added. In addition to naming its Legislators of the Year, Florida Farm Bureau has named its second annual list of Champions for Agriculture, recognizing a group of legislators for their role in promoting an agriculture-friendly legislative agenda. For 2014, Farm Bureau recognizes six Senators and 18 Representatives who took an active role in supporting our states farmers and ranchers by sponsor ing and co-sponsoring priority legislation and by having a perfect voting record on the organizations priority issues. Among the additional Champions of Agriculture named by the Florida Farm Bureau were Sen. Bill Galvano and Rep. Ben Albritton, who represent DeSoto County. Florida Farm Bureau is thankful to have a group of lawmakers in Tallahassee that continue to demonstrate strong leadership and advocacy on behalf of Florida agriculture, said Hoblick. We are grateful for their efforts that allow agriculture to continue to benet our states economy and its environment.Farm Bureau names outstanding state legislatorsSUBMITTED BY THE FLA. FARM BUREAU Canoe Outpost-Peace River Inc. and Canoe Outpost, Inc. announced that President and owner, Rebecca Ann Becky Bragg, has been appointed to the Visit Florida Board of Directors and appointed Vice-Chair of the Visit Florida Cultural, Heritage, Rural, and Nature Committee which includes participation on the Visit Florida Marketing Steering Committee. With the start of its new fiscal year on July 1, Visit Florida the states official tourism marketing corporation ushers in new leadership to serve on its Executive Committee, Board of Directors and industry committees. More than 220 Visit Florida partners, including some of the industrys foremost experts, have been selected to represent the tourism industry for the upcoming term. The Board of Directors is the organizations private sector governing body who, along with the members of its 11 committees, provide guidance, input and insight into the evolution of Visit Floridas marketing programs. The 31-member board, which is appointed by Enterprise Florida in conjunction with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, is comprised of representatives from key sectors of the tourism industry and is balanced geographically throughout the state. Bragg has been actively involved with various Visit Florida committees since Canoe Outpost-Peace River became a Visit Florida Founding Partner in 1997. Canoe Outpost Inc. is also a Visit Florida partner. Braggs appointment will be the first time a DeSoto County tourism provider has been appointed to the Visit Florida Board of Directors. For more information about Visit Florida, go to www.visitflorida.orgBragg named to Visit Florida boardSUBMITTED BY CANOE OUTPOST-PEACE RIVER BRAGG 50474567
Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 The rainy season seems to have gotten an early start this summer. Now is an excellent time to plant sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are a tender warm season crop and require 120 to 180 days to mature. Plant now and you can expect to harvest taters for Thanksgiving. Growing sweet potatoes over the summer is a good way to hold down weeds in the vegetable garden. Once planted they require little care until harvest. Sweet potatoes are started from stem cuttings called slips. You can grow your own from a store-bought potato. Look for ones showing signs of tiny sprouts; some sweet potatoes are treated to prevent sprouting. You can set the potato in a glass of water, or bury it horizontally in the garden bed with the sprouting end just below the surface. In warm weather the shoots will be ready in two to three weeks. Varieties recommended for Florida include Porto Rico, Georgia red, jewel, centennial, and coastal sweet. Weve grown a purple variety and the usual red to orange types. If you want to try a specic variety, order slips from www.sweetpotatoplant. com or www.tatorman.com. Prepare the sweet potato bed by raking the soil into 12to 14-inch high mounds. Slightly atten the top and cover with several layers of newspaper to hold down weeds and help prevent vines from rooting along the leaf nodes. We keep a stack of ceramic tiles to use to hold down the edges of the newspaper until the vines cover the hills. Sweet potatoes thrive in sandy welldrained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. They do not require large amounts of fertilizer. One pound of 6-6-6 is sufcient for 100 feet of row. Too much nitrogen will result in all vines and few roots. Additional potassium aids tuber development wood ashes are a good source. Sweet potatoes are one crop that do not benet from abundant organic matter in the soil; too much will cause rough cracked roots. When your starter potato has produced vines, cut slips 6 to 10 inches long and use a stick to poke holes in the newspaper and insert the slips. Do it late in the afternoon or on an overcast day. Space slips 15 to 18 inches apart. Spacing too close will result in smaller tubers. Water the slips in. They will wilt at rst, but will soon root and resume growing. In dry periods, water if vines wilt severely. Large sweet potatoes form only at the junction of the initial stem piece. To keep vines from rooting, gently rake the vines from one side of the hill to the other every few weeks. Chewing insects may make holes in the leaves, but seldom affect harvest. Rootknot nematodes and the southern potato wireworm affect sweet potatoes, but weve harvested good crops with little evidence of damage. The only signicant pest is the sweet potato weevil. The 3/8-inch white larvae tunnel through the potato making it inedible. Adult weevils resemble large ants with dark bodies and long reddish snouts. Adults puncture roots and stems and insert eggs which hatch in one week. Several generations are produced per year. There is no control for this pest. Hold weevils in check by always rotating the location of your potato bed and by not leaving any pieces of potato behind for the adults to over-winter in. If an infestation is discovered, remove all crop residues and destroy. Tuber production begins in fall as day length decreases. Harvest potatoes when they are about two inches in diameter. You may harvest them as you need them, but be sure to dig your entire crop before the rst frost. Pull the vines up; some po tatoes may come with them. Then brush soil away from the roots and lift potatoes. Avoid bruising or rough handling. As with Irish potatoes, the skin will be very tender. To cure sweet potatoes for storage, wash gently and place the damp potatoes in a ventilated plastic crate or wire screen. Place crate over a tray of damp sand and cover loosely with plastic for 7 to 14-days. The temperature should be 80 to 85 degrees and humidity 80 to 90 percent. Cured sweet potatoes will keep best at temperatures of 50 to 60 degrees and high humidity. Starches in the potato convert to sugars as the potato cures. The sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas, has been a staple of Florida gardeners since pioneer days. Often a crop of taters was one sure food early settlers could depend Grow your own sweet potatoesOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke firstname.lastname@example.org on. Sweet potatoes contain vitamin A and C, carbohydrates and protein. Arcadias original name Tater Hill Bluff more than likely referred to sweet potatoes, as white or Irish potatoes would have been a difcult crop to grow in our soil. And what is a yam? Technically it is a completely different plant Dioscorea and not related to the sweet potato. Several species are cultivated for their roots and others are used as ornamentals.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY AL SMOKEGrowing sweet potatoes over the summer is a good way to hold down weeds in the vegetable garden. Use a mulch of several layers of newspaper when setting out plants. Sweet potatoes thrive in sandy well drained soil with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. They do not require large amounts of fertilizer. Tuber production begins in fall as day length decreases. Harvest potatoes when they are about 2-inches in diameter. After harvesting, cure potatoes in a warm humid area to increase sugars and harden the skin. Cured sweet potatoes will keep best at temperatures of 50 to 60-degrees and high humidity. 50456994
The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 19 | Arcadian SP20648ArcadiaEnglewoodNorthPortPortCharlottePuntaGordaVeniceclassifieds SunsationalSellers Classifications 4W aysToPlaceanAdRealEstate1000 Employment2000 Notices3000 Financial4000 BusinessService5000 Merchandise/GarageSales6000 T ransportation/Boats7000 LOCALCALL 863-494-7600 LOCALFAX 863-494-3533 email@example.com EMAIL SUNNEWSPAPERS.NET/CLASSIFIEDSWEBSITE $8.00Merchandisevalueupto$500.PrivateParty Ads.3Linesfor7Days.Pricemustbeinad. NoRefunds.Somerestrictionsapply. Merchandisevaluedupto$501to$1,000. PrivatePartyAds,3Linesfor7Days.Pricemust beinad.Norefunds.Somerestrictionsapply. $9.95PHOTOSPECIALADDAPHOTOFORONLY$10FREEADS!Gotosunnewspapers.netandplaceyourFREE3linemerchandisead.Youradwill runfor7daysinprintandonline.FREEADSareformerchandiseunder$500andtheadmust beplacedonline.Oneitemperadandthepricemustappearinthead.Somerestrictionsapply. 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Contace Ted Zolkos at 863-990-2888 PROFESSIONAL2010 AGRICULTURE PROGRAM SPECIALIST (FT) Application deadline: 7/8/14. Please visithttp://sfsc.interviewexchange.comfor detailed position posting. 863-784-7132. EA/EO. 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 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 County, 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, p ersons NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 Seize the sales with Classified! 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, MORTGAGE 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 NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2014CA000071AXMA Division No. ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST FRANKLIN G. MILLER, DECEASED, 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;, et al, Defendants/ NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN P ARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST FRANKLIN G. MILLER, DECEASED, 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 ADDRESS UKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS, 6143 NW CUL DE SAC ROAD, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if NOTICE OFACTION3116 said Defendant is dead, his/her r espective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: Lot 17 of CUL-DE-SAC ESTATES, an unrecorded plat also being described as: The S1/2 of NW 1/4 of NW1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 3, Township 37, South, Range 24 East, of Desoto County, Florida. (Subject to a 25 foot road easement on the east side). more commonly known as 6143 NW Cul De Sac Road, Arcadia, Florida 34266 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, T ampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of first publication and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 18th day of June, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic DESOTO County, Florida By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, DeSoto County, via Florida Relay Service. Published 6/26/14 & 7/3/14 109440 3056531 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 claiming 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 NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 19, 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 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
Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 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 Secondary Service E-Mail: 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Person Giving Notice: /s/ Joseph C. Mimm JOSEPH C. MIMM 895 Level Creek Road Buford, GA 30518 Published 6/19/14 & 6/26/14 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 371227 3052579 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 14-2008-CA-001148 DIVISION: Z CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. ERIC L. HARRIS et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April and entered in Case No. 14-2008-CA001148 of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and ERIC L HARRIS; LISA D HARRIS; RESIDENTIAL FUNDING COMPANY, LLC; 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 11:00AM, on the 15th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 39, OF THE HABITAT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGES 90, 90A AND 90B, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA A/K/A 11446 SW PANTHER VIEW TERRACE, ARCADIA, FL 34269 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 June 17, 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 r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 6/26/14 & 7/3/14 234766 3056570 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 142008CA001290 SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs.MICHAEL J. MALONEY, CATHERINE P. MALONEY, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed July 16, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 14 2008 CA 001290 of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Arcadia, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door of the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL. 34266 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 10th day of July, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: A PARCEL OF LAND IN THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 38 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, INCLUDING A PORTION OF LOTS 18 AND 31 OF FLORIDA TOWNSITE COMP ANY, MAP OF FARM LANDS NEAR PLATT, FLORIDA, 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 4, PAGE 53, MORE P ARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN THENCE NORTH 8937`58 EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, 200.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0340`48 WEST 397.34 FEET; THENCE NORTH 8141`30 WEST 479.16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 8909`48 WEST 1393.99 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 8909`48 WEST 329.43 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0201`51 EAST 872.42 FEET; THENCE NORTH 8630`16 EAST 330.89 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0201`51 WEST 897.42 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO AN EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS OVER THE SOUTH 60.00 FEET OF LOTS 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 AND 22 OF SAID FLORIDA TOWNSITE COMPANY MAP OF F ARM LANDS NEAR PLATT, FLORIDA; TOGETHER WITH A 60 FOOT EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SE CORNER OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; RUN THENCE NORTH 8937`58 EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID TRACT 200.00 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0340`48 WEST 119.79 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0340`48 WEST 68.15 FEET; THENCE NORTH 5757`09 EAST 262.27 FEET; THENCE NORTH 3507`25 EAST 542.75 FEET; THENCE NORTH 8833`17 EAST 537.39 FEET; THENCE NORTH 3716`13 EAST 81.13 FEET; THENCE NORTH 1709`33 EAST 96.61 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0209`57 EAST 626.99 FEET; THENCE NORTH 8630`16 EAST 120.28 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0137`28 WEST 50.21 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8630`16 WEST 60.48 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0209`57 WEST 590.53 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 1709`33 WEST 115.17 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 3716`13 WEST 120.55 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 8833`17 WEST 535.99 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 3507`25 WEST 524.67 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 5757`09 WEST 306.78 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person claiming an inter est in the surplus fr om the sale, if any other than the pr oper ty owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 29th day of May, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court BY: /s/B. Wynn Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance: Please contact DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. Telephone: (863) 993-4876. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. Published 6/23/14 & 7/3/14 338038 3056394 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. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 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 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, NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 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 T elephone: (954) 382-3486 T elefacsimile: (954) 382-5380 Designated service email: email@example.com 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 OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14-2009-CA-000505-CAAX-MA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. KEVIN M. WATERS A/K/A KEVIN MICHEAL WATERS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN M. WATERS A/K/A KEVIN MICHEAL WATERS; LEIGH ANN WATERS; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF LEIGH ANN WATERS; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID NOTICE OFSALE3130 DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); DESOTO COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 3, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 04E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 3, 1584.00 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 53W, 1099.32 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 141.86 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 12W, 383.84 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 53E, 141.86 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 12E, 383.84 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. To include a: 2006 Fleetwood VIN # FLFL570A32621LF31 96744932 2006 Fleetwood VIN # FLFL570A32621LF31 96745045 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, South door of the courthouse facing Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 33821 at 11:00 AM, on July 15, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 23rd day of June, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County 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 6/26/14 & 7/3/14 107236 3056591 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given, that we will sell or otherwise dispose of the contents of the following self storage units in order to satisfy the delinquent storage lien placed in accordance with the State of Florida Statute 83.806. UNIT#NAME CONTENTS 70W083 Adrian Aldape Household Goods 70W131 Glenda M Garcia Household Goods 70W080 Shawn N Campbell The above 3 unit(s) are located @ 4599 NW Hwy 70, Arcadia, FL 34266 NS046 Henrietta F Young Household Goods The above 1 unit(s) is located @ 4981 SW Hwy 17, Arcadia, FL 34266 The public sale will be conducted at Easy Mini Storage, 4599 N.W. Hwy. 70, Arcadia, Fl. 34266, at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014. Units will be sold to the highest bidder. Open door sale, cash only. A cleaning deposit will be taken. (863) 993-2220. Published 6/23/14 & 7/3/14 222020 3056389 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 14-2009-CA-001196 U.S BANK, N.A.
The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian NOTICE OFSALE3130 Plaintiff, vs. KALLA R. HARRIS, STEVE P. HARRIS; UNKNOWN TENANT 1; UNKNOWN TENANT 2; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO (IS/ARE) NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR A LIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIM AS HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, SPOUSES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered on March 19, 2012, and the Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale entered on April 25, 2014, in this cause, in the Circuit Court of De Soto County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in De Soto County, Florida, described as: P ARCEL 8: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE N 0047 31 W ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 1034.06 FEET, THENCE N 75 49 10 W, 241.33 FEET; THENCE S 1225 18 W, 162.50 FEET; THENCE S 0833 14 W 120.46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE S 2928 12 W, 82.67 FEET; THENCE N 8118 03 W, 68.97 FEET; THENCE N 6410 17 W, 73.11 FEET; THENCE N 2632 46 W, 46.00 FEET; THENCE S 8638 21 E, 195.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 4599 SW HORSESHOE TERRACE, ARCADIA, FL 34266 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, at the South door of the Desoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, De Soto County, Florida, at eleven oclock a.m. on July 15, 2014. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Arcadia, Florida, this 20th of June, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ 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, t o the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notificat ion if the time before the scheduled appearance is less t han seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 6/26/14 7/3/14 371435 3056326 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14-2010-CA-000284-CAAX-MA CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. A SSAD SHAH; SILVIA SHAH; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, A ND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND A LL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S);; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: LOTS 14 AND 15 OF DESOTO A CRES SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 9 AND RENOTICE OFSALE3130 RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK C-5, P AGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING THREE PARCELS OF LAND: P ARCEL 1: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 14 OF DESOTO ACRES SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 57 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 14, 145.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 17 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 06 SECONDS EAST, 160.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 57 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST, 143.92 FEET TO THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 14; THENCE NORTH 17 DEGREES 25 MINUTES 11 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, 160.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND P ARCEL 2: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 14 OF DESOTO ACRES SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 57 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 09 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 14, 145.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 145.00 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 14; THENCE SOUTH 16 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 14, 160.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 57 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST, 143.92 FEET; THENCE NORTH 17 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 06 SECONDS WEST 160.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. AND PARCEL 3: FROM THE NORTHEASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 14 OF DESOTO ACRES SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, RUN SOUTH 16 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 00 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 14, A DISTANCE OF 160.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE SOUTH 10 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 49 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 94.22 FEET; THENCE NORTH 81 DEGREES 28 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 105.03 FEET; THENCE NORTH 57 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 08 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 143.92 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, South door of the courthouse facing Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 33821 at 11:00 AM, on July 15, 2014. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 12th day of May, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ N. Daughtrey Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County 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 6/26/14 & 7/3/14 107236 3056583 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 NOTICE OFSALE3130 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 OTHER NOTICES3138 PUBLIC NOTICE TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA NOTICE OF ORDINANCE READING AND PUBLIC HEARING YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the second reading of the following Ordinance will be made by the City Council of the City of Arcadia, Florida on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as may be heard, in Council Chambers at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Avenue, Arcadia, Florida. The Ordinance to be considered at said second reading and public hearing is as follows: ORDINANCE NO. 998 AN ORDINANCE RESTATING CHAPTER 46 OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA TO ADOPT THE FLORIDA ELECTION CODE; TO HOLD ELECTIONS CONSISTENT WITH THE PROCEDURES AND MANNER SET FORTH IN THE FLORIDA ELECTION CODE; AMENDING THE DATES FOR CANDIDATE QUALIFYING, AMENDING THE DATES FOR A RUNOFF ELECTION; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. That the original of said Ordinance may be inspected by the public at the City Clerks Office at the Administrative Offices, 23 N. Polk Street, Arcadia, Florida, and that any interested party may appear at said meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Council with respect to any matter considered at the meeting or public hearing, they will need a r ecord of the proceedings and for such purpose, they will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which r ecord includes the testimony and evidence upon which their appeal is to be based. Penny Delaney City Clerk PUBLISHED 06/26/2014
Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 was traveling the White Pass Railroad in a train, and not only taking in the amazing scenery (there are no words, trust me!), but seeing countless pine trees that were between 100 and 200 hundred years old and very small due to the harsh winters stunting their growth to but a few feet high. We saw very old rock formations stacked by man known as Inukshuk that were quite small, and had been designed by Native Americans long ago as trail signs for fellow travelers. Then there was whats left of the very narrow trails along steep mountainsides made by those known as stampeders who used them during the gold rush years. Of course we had to hit coffee shops here and there, the famous Red Dog Saloon in Juneau for a mug of root beer, visit Pike Place Market in Seattle, where we just missed Brett Favre, whod been there the day before, and clash with Canadian clerks over receiving change in their currency. No shortage of buskers, either those folks who do stuff on the sidewalk, hoping youll ll their tip jars. At various locations we saw a guitar player, a trumpeter, a bagpiper, a saxophonist, re eaters, and a man towering high above us while riding a very tall unicycle in a kilt, no less. And yes, we kept a safe distance. Did I mention food? There was steak, shrimp, lobster, baked Alaska (of course), lamb, duck, salmon, and so much more. The fun part of the evening meals was the tradition of whipping our cloth napkins in the air to music, looking like Pittsburgh Steelers fans waving their Terrible Towels. This signaled the waiters to come running to the tables with large baskets of bread rolls of all descriptions to start the meal off. We loved that very much, and Im wondering if I can enjoy that here at home now if I waved my paper napkin around, would my wife suddenly appear with a tray of biscuits or cornbread? She might come running, but would most likely be carrying a rolling pin instead. I could go on writing for hours, but Ill spare you, as I dont want this to seem like one of those never-ending slide shows of yore that people used to make their friends and families watch when they got back off vacation. I advise everybody to try to make a trip like this you wont regret it. Best of all, though, I believe was the fact that my sister Cindy went with us, and that we set foot on Alaska soil in Juneau on Fathers Day together. Our dad had been stationed there with the Coast Guard during the late 1950s when I was little, and she was born exactly nine months to the day from when he got back home from there. Her being with me, as well as so many family members and friends, made it extra special, and Im so glad we could all go and enjoy it. I even wore a ring that belonged to our late sister, Peggy, as a way of having a part of her with us as well. The craziest thing we did was my wife Dianes idea. On each cruise she likes to come up with a theme for a group photo. Last time, we all wore white bath robes, but this time we were on the crazy hat tour, and believe me, there were some doozies. Folks walked by, staring at our large group lling a staircase, wondering what sort of folks they were at sea with. But I had my answer prepared for them, as they moved away, glancing over their shoulders Were on a eld trip from the facility!GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 facts regarding the Great Blues. Great Blues have one mate per season which includes an elaborate courtship display and sharing of nurturing duties. The male will perform an active dance to attract the female. Both male and female will assist in building a nest made of sticks. Great Blues usually breed in colonies in trees close to some type of wetland. The female will remain on the nest while the male brings the necessary sticks from a location some distance away. The eggs are laid over several days, with three eggs being laid on the average. The chicks grow rapidly and are quite large within three weeks of hatching. The kids will teach themselves how to fly. Herons eat a variety of food such as snakes, gophers and fish. Sadly, the biggest threat to the Great Blue Heron is the automobile. More herons are killed by cars when the bird is feeding by the side of the road than by predators. The Great Blue is the third largest of the wading birds, with the Sand Hill Crane as number two and the Whooping Crane number one. Birds are measured for size in three ways: standing, head to end of spine, and wing span. A Great Blue has a wing span of over six feet. The Venice Area Audubon Rookery is a beautiful site for photographing birds, including the Great Blue, during breeding season. Nesting season at the Rookery starts in November/ December and goes to May. Breeding at the Rookery is in sequence, from larger to smaller birds. The Great Blues start in November; Great Egret is next, followed by the Snowy Egret, Tri-Color Heron and the Anhinga. Other birds at the Rookery include the Glossy Ibises and the Black Crowned Night Heron. For more information and directions to this birding photographers gem, visit www.veniceaudubon.org. Waters concluded his presentation with a music video entitled The Beauty of Birds in Flight. The presentation led to many audience questions. For example, a question regarding flamingos led to learning that flamingos would be all white if they did not eat shrimp or other foods with color. The club welcomed Betty Miller and Raynelle Newberry as guests. Anniversaries were recognized: Forest and John Reynolds for 13 years, Raynelle Newberry for 47 years, and Sherry and Eugene Miraldi for 16 years. A Learn to Plant raffle was conducted with winners receiving planting soil, a decorative yard piece, seed, and a colorful plant container. A beautiful and rare Cliva plant, donated by Hazel Stromsnes, was auctioned with proceeds going to the Garden ClubThis was the last meeting for the 2013-14 Garden Club season. Meetings will begin again in October. We wish everyone a safe and joyful summer enjoying your garden or your neighbors.GARDENFROM PAGE 7 PHOTO COURTESY OF JERRY WATERSJerry Waters spoke to the Arcadia Garden Club about his bird photography at the Venice Rookery. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JAMIE PIPHERThe Cliva is in the lily family and is native to Southern Africa. A common name is bush lily. Weatherbug App on their phones, so we can see where the storms are and make educated decisions on whether were in harms way. Interim County Administrator Mandy Hines said staff had come up with three options for the board to consider, ranging from reducing the detection radius to 5-8 miles; changing the current policy under which park ofcials close the gate when lightning is detected within 10 miles; or passive enforcement instead of its current active stance, which she says includes having park ofcials tracking down all individuals in the park and pleading with them to get into their vehicles. Hines acknowledged that enforcement of the lightning policy has been spotty. We admittedly have some enforcement challenges with the detection system, and the 10-mile radius gives us a buffer to allow enough time to alert those in the park, she said. And after meeting with park ofcials and Ms. Adams wed like the board to consider the options presented. Commissioner Gabriel Quave opposed putting park ofcials at risk to notify adults. I dont want to see us sending staff out there in the middle of a thunderstorm to attempt to herd cats, he said. He also opposed locking the parks main gate. I see more risk closing them than keeping them open, he said. If it was my children in that park when the alarm goes off and Im outside the locked gate, Ill tell you right now Id break it open to get to them. You cant lock the gate in that situation. County Attorney Don Conn agreed, saying the locked gate is a liability issue. I have some concerns with the gates being closed and people trying to get out, he said. If we maintain the current policy but also adjust it so the gates remain open, weve got the best legal protection were going to get. Commissioner Buddy Manseld said he was comfortable with the radius remaining at 10 miles. The boy who was killed in Fort Myers was struck down by lightning 12 miles away, he said. I dont want to test this in a court of law after the fact. Adams then argued that her organization wasnt opposed to the detection system, but was asking for the ability to use some discretion rather than follow a set mileage guideline. Commissioner Bob Miller told her lowering the number from 10 wouldnt make much of a difference. Lightning moves in a hurry, and two miles isnt going to affect much, he said. When you start making decisions on your own it opens the county up to liability. Thats why we have a clear set of rules we follow. I think its important we follow the policy thats already set in place.Should gates stay open?After Millers comments, Adams focused on the countys closed gate policy, saying something needed to be done to x the situation. As a mother its not OK with me to have the gates locked with my child inside, she said. She also mentioned the hard work DCYB has done to bring large tournaments to the county, and the evacuation/locked gate issues are making some teams reconsider coming to Brewer Park to participate. The league were a part of, Dixie Youth, has said DeSoto is the only county in the state with such restrictive policies, she said. It will be difcult to attract teams here when they are forced to leave on command when the alarm goes off. Its easy to quickly pack up in a situation like practice, but you cant do that in a tournament scenario. Commissioner Elton Langford told Adams as a former coach he under stands the inconvenience associated with bad weather and cancellations on short notice, but said its widely understood that its part of the game. I will tell you that I dont want the liability on my shoulders if the system goes off and a youngster gets hurt, he said. I dont want to take an inch of a chance when it comes to kids. Anderson said if the board were leaning toward a more passive enforcement policy with unlocked gates, then it would be crucial to have the head of each sports organization that uses the park to be aware of their responsibilities. We need to make sure all of them are aware and are crystal clear that when the horn sounds they have to leave the elds, she said. After further discussion, the board agreed to leave the gates open during a lightning warning but to maintain the current 10-mile detection radius. Staff was also directed to look into signage and a public announcement system that could be used to inform park visitors to leave all elds and move to a safe place when a warning alarm sounds. Pricing of both will be presented to the board at its July 15 meeting. In other business, the board directed Conn to continue negotiating with two property owners for the potential site of a new sheriffs complex. The commissioners agreed, however, that Conn should approach the owners with the understanding that due to an anticipated tight budget for 2015, there would be no purchase agreements made in the near future. The board also moved its Tuesday, Aug. 26 board meeting and budget workshop due to a conict with election day. Both meetings will now be held Thursday, Aug. 28 at the countys meeting room. COUNTYFROM PAGE 1
The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian that today includes Brighton jewelry, Lindsay Phillips, Vera Bradley, Mud Pie, Amazing Grace and more. There are also home items, kitchenware, picture frames, knickknacks and hundreds of goodies to bring joy to the home. The store also offers bridal/baby registry, shipping, a smart online shopping service, Facebook, and other tools to connect. Both women have also served as president with the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce, and are instrumental in the Florida Main Street Historic Preservation campaign, a statewide program aimed at identifying, evaluating, and preserving Floridas historic resources. Main Street, with its emphasis on preservation, is an effective strategy in achieving these goals in Floridas historic retail districts. The Peddlers Boutique is located in a historic downtown building that the two women own and have refurbished. Pam Ames said visitors from outside central Florida are encouraged and welcomed to shop the web has shifted every business relationship but that locals are most of the returning shoppers. When downtown Arcadia is successful, were all successful, she said. BOUTIQUEFROM PAGE 7 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY TAMI JEWELLPeddlers Boutique carries some unusual items for the home that are great for gift-giving or personal use. Peddlers Boutique has a wide range of clothing and home decor items. Peddlers Boutique carries a wide range of colorful Vera Bradley prints. 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! 50471401 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Ed & Mary Lyne .50 cent The Veterans Council $1 Wendy Hunter $1 Don T. Bench .25 cent Dr. Lorenzo Dixon $1 George Dickenson .75 cent Darrell Suggs .50 cent First State Bank $1 Plattners Arcadia Chevrolet Buick $1 Week 3 Weight Loss 37 Lbs Current Weight 297 336
Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, June 26, 2014 guide their dogs through using hand and voice signals. Dogs further along in their training can handle more obstacles, and more complex jumps, than those just learning the basics. Advanced dogs fairly y through the course, eagerly performing the more difcult steps with ease. The Calusa Dog Agility Trials are free for spectators and provide a lot of family entertainment. They will return to the Turner Center twice, July 16-20 and again August 21-24. In addition, several other dog-related events promise fun for spectators. The Sarasota Obedience Training Club Dog Show takes place July 10-13. At the end of the month, the Tail Waggers Dog Show takes over July 30-August 3. The following weekend, the Palm Beach Dog Show takes over from August 7-10, followed by the Treasure Coast Dog Show August 28-31. There is also a Dog Show Seminar slated for August 18 & 19. But its not all gone to the dogs ... while the dirt oor is in place at the Turner Center, theres plenty of barrel racing action on tap. Florida Barrel Racing Association has scheduled events for June 29, July 6 and August 17, while National Barrel Horse Association races are scheduled August 16.DOGSFROM PAGE 5 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, email@example.com Exhibitors walk the course to become familiar with the order of the obstacles so they can guide their dogs correctly around the course. the program and complete a series of courses totaling 42 hours. The coursework is designed to provide information and enhance skills relevant to a commissioners duties and responsibilities as an elected ofcial. This certication allows our citizen electorate to become experts in county government improving their communities, said FAC Executive Director Chris Holley. The 380 graduates of this program are a testament to the importance of this curriculum to Floridas public servants and our counties The CCC program coursework covers a variety of topics, such as county government roles and responsibilities, county government structure and authority, financial management, ethics and sunshine law, negotiation skills, economic development, and effective communication. Completion of all coursework averages 12 to 18 months. The University of Florida/IFAS Extension sponsors this program.CERTIFIEDFROM PAGE 2 activities with their children, Konjoian said. This is considered a pilot program, and the district did some pre-program testing involving basic concepts such as counting, the alphabet, colors and shapes. At the conclusion of the program, additional testing will show how much the children have gained through the program. This program meets a population in our county that has been underserved, School Superintendent Karyn Gary said. The district would like to expand the program in the future. Also on Tuesday, the School Board approved a major overhaul of its board policies to make them consistent. School Board Member Ronny Allen asked whether the transportation policy on students being transported to day cares after school is still in place, and was told the policy remains the same. Purchasing Specialist Rene Barnard said new hand soap and sanitizer dispensers are being installed in the schools, and the younger students will get special lessons on hand-washing to stay healthy. Gary reported that many teachers are getting specialized training this summer, some of which is being funded by grants. She also noted summer school attendance increased by 150 percent over last year, and more than 180 middle and high school students are attending summer classes.DISTRICTFROM PAGE 2 Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. 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