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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, July 3, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsHISTORIC RECOGNITIONPine Level, former DeSoto Co. seat, is nominated as historic place.PAGE 3 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........18 LIGHTNING: Some surprising facts about Mother Natures fireworks ..................................... 5 CLUB VOLLEYBALL: New 15U club formed to develop potential Bulldog stars ............................. 14 BLACK BELTS: Some area teens achieve martial arts milestones .......................................... 17 INSIDE Like us on Facebook McDonalds celebrates grand re-openingARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONS With scissors provided by the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce, Tim and Pam Vowels, owners of McDonalds in Arcadia, ank Ronald McDonald for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Among others, they are joined by County commissioners Buddy Manseld and Jim Selph, McDonalds manager Wendell Camp bell, Sheri Will Wise, and Brandon Vowels. Confusion reigned during Thursdays DeSoto Memorial Hospital board meeting, culminating in the sudden resignation of board member Dan Presilla over a controversial 3-2 vote. The chain of events leading to his resignation began with the board discussing how to handle an interim replacement to ll a vacancy left by Dr. Vaidy Nathan. Nathan resigned from the board in May, citing frustrations with the Florida Sunshine Laws, which promote broad transparency of documents and communications among public ofcials. After resigning, however, Nathan had a change of heart and told the hospital he wanted to serve the remainder of his term, which ends January 2016. DMHs attorney Connie Collins said the hospitals bylaws bar a member from returning to serve out his term after he submits a written resignation, but do allow the board chair (with board approval) to appoint an interim member to serve until DMHs annual meeting in January. Collins suggested, however, having a physician from the Medical Executive Committee ll Nathans vacancy in 2015, ensuring the hospitals physicians would have a continual voice on the board. Current MEC president Dr. Steven Mishkind said the committee supports the idea, and Presilla moved to adopt the proposal. Three board members (Lew Ambler, Don Knoche and Jerry Waters) felt Nathan should serve out his entire term, however, and disagreed with Presilla. After several minutes of clarication from Collins on Presillas motion, the board voted 3-2 to approve it (Ambler and Waters dissented). Presilla also moved to appoint Nathan to serve in the interim until January, which was unanimously approved by the board. Knoche clarifies voteNearly an hour later during a discussion on an unrelated topic, Knoche said he misunderstood Presillas motion, and had intended to vote against it. The announcement irked Presilla and sent Collins scrambling to nd a solution in the hospitals bylaws. The vote is done; we just cant do do-overs here, Don, Presilla said. Knoche said he believed Nathan was a valued member of the hospital staff and the community, and should be allowed to serve out his term. Presilla responded, The man resigned. Why would we want to allow someone back who resigned? Are you going to let him take that back? What are we doing here? After discussion, Collins said Knoche hadnt changed his vote, but had voted incorrectly because he didnt under stand Presillas motion. She said that, because Knoche intended to vote no, Presillas motion would be overturned. Finally, after more discussion be tween the board and Collins, it was agreed Nathans position as a member could be reviewed at the hospitals annual meeting, with the possibility of DMH board member quits mid-meetingBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORQUITS | 19rl adIV N,'Sol *4 4 1,ikh,I lriraaw.-7 @'05252"516216

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 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 Service863-494-2434tjewell@sun-herald.com jbierman@sun-herald.com 108 S Polk Ave DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto .............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore jgallimore@sun-herald.com Susan Hoffman shoffman@sun-herald.com Steve Bauer sbauer@sun-herald.com Tami Jewell tjewell@sun-herald.com Jackie Bierman jbierman@sun-herald.com Kyle Gallimore kgallimore@sun-herald.com DEADLINESEditorial: Monday Noon Classified & Legal Ads: Wednesday 11 a.m. Display Ads: Friday 5 p.m. (or Noon Monday for camera ready ads only) CLASSIFIED & LEGAL ADVERTISING 863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 jbierman@sun-herald.com ONLINE www.yoursun.net Like The Arcadian on Facebook DeSoto Memorial Hospital received high marks for low levels of infection and complications, avoiding a potential reduction in Medicare payments. A penalty, mandated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, could be imposed if a hospitals infection and complication rates exceed a designated threshold. The penalty would be a 1 percent deduction from every Medicare payment by the government to the hospital for a year beginning in October. The ACA requires The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to identify the hospitals ranked in the lowest 25 percent in the HospitalAcquired Condition Reduction Program on an annual basis. The program is in its first year. In a preliminary report in April, DMH received a score of 2.4000 out of a possible 10. A score of seven or higher triggers the penalty. One area hospital, Venice Regional Bayfront Health, received a 10. There were 761 hospitals across the United States in the report, with 175 receiving a 9 or 10 and being at highest risk of a penalty, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News, which covers health care policy matters. The ranking is based on a hospitals rates of infections from catheters in major veins and in the bladder, and eight potential complications from hospitalization, including blood clots, bed sores and broken hips. No other hospital in Florida received a 10. Gulf Coast Medical DMH boasts low infection rates in national reportBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR PRELIMINARY SCORESOn a scale of 1 to 10, with a score of 7 or higher triggering a reduction in Medicare reimbursement payments and 10 being the worst score, here are where area hospitals rank: Venice Regional Bayfront Health 10 Sarasota Memorial Hospital 7.5500 Doctors Hospital 6.2750 Peace River Regional Medical Center (now Bayfront Health Port Charlotte) 6.0750 Fawcett Memorial Hospital 5.6750 Charlotte Regional Medical Center (now Bayfront Health Punta Gorda) 3.6250 DeSoto Memorial Hospital 2.4000 Lakewood Ranch Medical Center 1.3500 Englewood Community Hospital 1.0000 Source: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services DMH | 16 Theres a bus in town that can get you from place to place, a bus you can call and make a reservation to ride. Its only fty cents a ride instead of a $6 taxi fare that cant be beat. Children under ve years old ride free. It is the Dart (DeSoto-Arcadia Regional Transit) System. The DART takes you to DeSoto County Library, Orange Avenue, MLK Street, Casa San Juan Bosco, Lowe Street, Hargrave Street, Winn Dixie, Walmart, Sweetbay, and Save-A-Lot, the Health Department, 10th Avenue, East Gibson Street and DeSoto Memorial Hospital or anywhere within of a mile of its xed route. To get this service, call 855-418-0466 (toll free) for a reservation at least one day prior to the day you need to be picked up. You are limited to two route deviations per route trip, and the route deviations are on a rst-come, rst-served basis. The drivers have a map layout of the times and hours the buses come through on a card they can hand out once you step foot onto the bus. Once you read it and get to know the mapped scheduled card its fairly easy. Even if you speak and read only Spanish, you can take advantage of these benets as well. The DART has a few rules on the buses: No smoking, no open food or Hop on the bus, Gus DART will take youBy OCTAVIA TISDOLARCADIAN INTERNDART | 13 A weary Arcadia City Council heard from several antique store owners regarding code enforcement and permitting issues plaguing Saturday fairs during the winter. Sheri Fink, president of the Antique Association of Arcadia, submitted a lengthy letter outlining several instanc es when non-AAA vendors would set up displays during the AAAs Fourth Saturday Antique Fair. Citing uneven enforcement by the Arcadia Police Department, Fink said the city needed to be consistent in enforcing its codes. We do not appreciate, nor will we allow being singularly targeted by city staff as was done in the past for American with Disabilities Act compliance; while other events blocked sidewalks, displayed merchandise in loading zones without ever a mention. Equal protection is guaranteed all under law, she wrote. City Administrator Tom Slaughter said he and Code Enforcements Carl McQuay reviewed the issue and recommended a public workshop to address any concerns. Marshal Matt Anderson said his staff has worked hard with the antique store City tackles antique fair complaints againBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORANTIQUE | 16 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 50471396 NOTICE OF WORKSHOP The DeSoto County, Board of County Commission will hold a workshop on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:00 AM in the County Commission Meeting Room 103, Administration Building, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida on the following: TO DICUSS DESOTO PAYMENT RECIEVED BY THE COUNTY FROM THE PEACE RIVER/ MANASOTA REGIONAL WATER SUPPLY AUTHORITY If special accommodations are required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals should contact the County Administrators Office by calling 863-993-4800 at least forty-eight hours prior to the meeting. I I

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The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian Dont forget the annual Independence Day Parade that takes place tomorrow. It starts at 10 a.m. at the corner of West Oak Street and South Orange Avenue, and winds its way eastward on Oak Street. The reviewing stand will be on W. Oak in front of the SunTrust bank parking lot. Look for plenty of horses (we hear the Arcadia All Florida Saddle Club will be taking part this year, so look for lots of beautiful horses and skilled riders), plus floats, marching units, commercial floats, non-profit and civic organizations such as churches and the DeSoto County Historical Society. And this being an election year, you are likely to see lots of candidates trying to win your vote. Participants assemble for the parade at 9 a.m. Later in the evening, get ready to enjoy free fireworks at the Turner AgriCivic Center, 2250 N.E. Roan St. Gates open at 6 p.m. and bring your picnic meal and lawn chairs along. There is free parking and free admission. The fireworks will start at dark (around 9 p.m.) so get there early enough to stake out a good spot for ideal viewing. WINK-TV Weather is predicting isolated thunderstorms for Friday, so we may get lucky and avoid the rain altogether. Parade, fireworks tomorrowSTAFF REPORT ARCADIAN FILE PHOTO BY JOHN BLACKFridays Independence Day Parade will feature ags a-ying, along with horses, oats, marching units and plenty of politicans as we celebrate our freedom. Summer means picnics, barbecues, parades and rework displays,especially around the Fourth of July. Summer also means an increase in injuries from backyard grills, bonres and reworks. Consumer reworks include sparklers and recrackers. As we all know, water boils at 212 degrees Fahrenheit, which is very hot and can cause burns. The tip of a sparkler burns at a temperature of more than 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is hot enough to cause third-degree burns. According the National Fire Protection Association, each July Fourth, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer reworks. Children between the ages of 5 and 14 are three times more likely to be injured by reworks than the general population. More than 80 percent of emergency room reworks injuries involve consumer reworks. We want our friends in DeSoto County to have a safe and wonderful holiday said Public Safety Chief Larry Taylor. The best way to enjoy this Fourth of July this year is to watch the public display at the Turner Agri-Civic Center. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the reworks will begin at dark (around 9 p.m.).Be careful using fireworks over the holidayBy THOMAS MORANDESOTO COUNTY FIRE RESCUE The DeSoto County Historical Societys nomination of the Pine Level Townsite to the National Register of Historic Places unanimously passed the Florida National Register Review Board on June 26. Now, the state will submit the nomination to the U.S. Department of Interiors National Register of Historic Places. Members of the Review Board noted that Pine Level was one of only seven Reconstruction Era (1866-1877) sites recorded in the state, and they recommended it as locally signicant. In 1866, Pine Level was established as the new county seat of old Manatee County. Formed in 1855, the county encompassed the lands that are today Charlotte, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee and Sarasota counties. Although no settlement existed at the time, Pine Level was chosen as the geographical center of the nearly 5,000-square mile county. In addition, it separated the government from the former county seat the Village of Manatee which was politically allied to the Confederate cause. Pine Level may have been considered a freedmans town as one of the rst four residents was an AfricanAmerican family. It was part of Floridas frontier in the wild-West tradition of saloons and shoot-outs. The settlement also included a courthouse, jail, school, churches, stores, boarding houses and a newspaper. A post ofce was founded in 1871, and John F. Bartholf a Union veter an served as the rst postmaster. In accordance with a U.S. Congressional Resolution and Presidential Proclamation on the Centennial celebrations, he delivered an oration about the history of area on July 4, 1876. Pine Level became the county seat of DeSoto County when it was divided from Manatee County in 1887. It remained the government center until November 1888 when the voters chose Arcadia as the new county seat. Incorporated as town in 1886, Arcadia had the advantage of the easy transportation via Peace River and the railroad. As governmental operations and businesses moved to Arcadia, Pine Level declined. Today, a Florida Historic Marker Pine Level up for Historic designationBy CAROL MAHLERDESOTO CO. 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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 4Derek Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group Chairman David Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group President Joe Gallimore Arcadian PublisherSusan E. Homan Arcadian Editor E-mail letters to shoffman@sun-herald.com | OUR VIEW | GRITS & PIECES Stay safe in the lightning capitalLast week, DeSotos Board of County Commissioners took a stance to protect children in public ballparks. When its lightning policy was challenged, the five commissioners didnt back down. At issue was the policy at the Brewer Sports Complex, where a lightning detection and warning system had only recently been installed. The detection system was installed not long after 12-year-old Jesse Watlington was struck and killed by lightning as he entered a field for football practice, in 2012. The system is capable of detecting and alerting visitors about any lightning strikes within a 10-mile radius of the park. The policy called for closing the ballfields immediately and guiding everyone off the fields either to a safe building or to their vehicles, and once in their vehicles they then had to leave the park. No one was allowed to return to the ballfields until 30 minutes after the last lightning alert. County staff reportedly were directing people to leave, following people around to make sure they left, and then locking the gates behind them, not allowing readmission until the 30 minutes had passed. That, said Commissioner Buddy Mansfield, was uncalled for. It should not be staffs responsibility to make people leave the warnings are posted around the park and people should know enough to take responsibility for themselves. Besides, having staff running all over the ballfields puts those workers at risk. There was also a risk of a child being locked in the complex when a parent tried to come retrieve them, only to be denied admission. So BOCC voted to change the rule under which people were ushered out and the gates locked. Now, staff will close the ballfields but will leave it up to individuals to leave the park on their own and return when its safe. No one will be allowed to remain on the fields, though, until it is safe under the rules. Some parents were visibly upset, feeling it was unnecessarily restric tive. We agree it was a good choice not to make staff chase everyone around, and not to lock the gates. But we also agree they made the right call to clear the fields whenever lightning was detected within 10 miles. To get an idea how powerful and unpredictable lightning can be, visit http://cnn.it/1ljzN6L and watch a video by a camper at Yellowstone National Park. He had not even seen the ash of light that his camera caught. | LETTERS TO THE EDITORElection season is startingEditor: I am getting excited already about the upcoming elections and Im not even running. I get to help influence others by demonstrating facts that meet my standards of the best individuals for the position they seek. I just hope I do not fail to do my part in the process. I can not say enough about the courage they all have to even put their name in the hat and respect the willingness and the opportunity to learn more about what is expected of them by staff and the public. It is unfortunate but there is no crash course you can take prior to taking office. Campaigning is by far the hardest thing you will ever do. The jobs are self-training positions exclusively while on the job. Everyone should spend the time to learn to independently demonstrate fairness and uniformity in their decision even though others may not. Practice over time will be the key to success. Hopefully they can all rationalize by discussion and asking questions of their staff who run the day-to-day operations of the store and provide you with the needed information. Use them every oppor tunity you have to make sure what youre doing is the best decision. Gut feelings are seldom considered the way to vote or make public decisions in government. Facts Getting in step with lifes paradeWell, here we are again, celebrating another Independence Day. Flags will be unfurled, parades will be livening up Smalltown, America, rockets red glares will be bursting in air, and countless animals will be sacrificed on the grill in the name of good barbecue. Sounds about right to me. Certainly we have lots to celebrate and to be thankful for. Though our nation seems to be torn in all directions politically at the moment, we are still America, the greatest nation in the world. Despite being at war, despite politi cal unrest, despite natural disasters here and there and the much-bally hooed global warming, and despite poverty in our own back yard, we still woke up this morning in a free nation, with the right to do what we want to do, believe what we want to believe, and be who we want to be. That is worth something, cer tainly gratitude toward those who believed in this country at its beginning, and those who spent their lives (so many literally) down through the ages making sure were still the land of the free and the home of the brave. Suppose you were pressed to answer the question, What does America mean to you? What would your answer be? Surely theres more to it than baseball and hot dogs and apple pie and Chevrolet. I sometimes see the Fourth of July as basically a halfway point in whatever year Im living. Its a resting place where I look back and think about the first half of the year and how fast its slipped by. I wonder if Ive done anything to make it count and if Ill have memories worth remembering. Then I think ahead, knowing the end of the year is now barreling at me, and I consider what Id like to have accomplished by the time were singing Auld Lang Syne. Actually, I think of the stuff I shouldve done this year already, and hope I can make it up in the next six months. Life is not unlike an Independence Day parade, now that I think of it. It starts with a Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com.GRITS & PIECES | 23 LETTERS | 23Our view: County commissioners are right not to back down from lightning policy.OUR VIEW | 23 D Raci G Cl p O a d DPROup.ToEAt4? Q G + Q J17,0MIGHTY PROUDTo BE ANARCADIM,38 CT7rER a 7Toolboo HAPP Air p re aCrD ,AI31y_ T.G '4Pr c' ,O c? L7 A Q4 O o c C7 p G 4=j 9-7

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The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian This is the season for thunderstorms in Florida. Given that Florida is known as the Lightning Capital of the United States, everyone who lives here needs to know the basics of how lightning behaves, and how to protect yourself. Here are some facts about lightning and advice on what to do during a lightning storm. Is Florida really the Lightning Capital of the United States? Yes, but is no longer considered the Lightning Capital of the World, though. That honor belongs to the country of Rwanda in Africa, which the Orlando Sentinal reported has 2-1/2 times as much lightning as we do. AccuWeather says in a typical summer day, we could experience almost 125,000 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in the Sunshine State. Weather.com says we rank as the #1 target for lightning deaths and injuries in the United States, based on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study reported in 1997: State # lightning deaths/injuries Florida 1,523 Michigan 732 Pennsylvania 644 North Carolina 629 New York 577 Ohio 545 Texas 498 Tennessee 473 Georgia 410 Colorado 394 How far can lightning reach? The National Weather Service says, at www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/sports. htm, Lightning can be seen from storms more than 10 miles away provided that obstructions dont limit the view of the thunderstorm. ... Thunder can usually be heard for a distance of about 10 miles provided that there is no background noise. ... If you hear thunder, ... its a safe bet that the storm is within 10 miles. What should we do if lightning is detected? NWS advises: No place outside is safe in or near a thunderstorm. Stop what you are doing and get to a safe place immedi ately. Small outdoor buildings including dugouts, rain shelters, sheds, etc., are not safe. Substantial buildings with wiring and plumbing are the safest places. ... Once inside, stay away from windows and doors and anything that conducts electricity such as corded phones, wiring, plumbing, and anything connected to these. A hard-topped metal vehicle with the windows closed also provides good protection. Avoid contact with metal in the vehicle and try to keep away from windows. Because electrical charges can linger in clouds after a thunderstorm has passed, experts agree that people should wait at least 30 minutes after the storm before resuming activities. The website at pediatrics.about. com/od/safety/a/lightning-strikes.htm provided some facts about children struck by lightning: an 8-year-old was struck by lightning in San Antonio, Texas while playing in his backyard (2013) a 17-year-old was struck by lightning in Downers Grove, Illinois in a park (2013) an 11-year-old in Ft. Myers, Florida who was on an open eld during football practice an 16-year-old in Lakeland, Florida who was under a tree covering up his dirt bike a 9-year-old in Duluth, Minnesota who was at the beach sailing a 14-year-old in Shell Island, Florida who was at the beach a 13-year-old was struck by lightning in Sadsbury, Pennsylvania in an open eld while bailing hay a 16-year-old in Post Mills, Vermont who was in a eld harvesting a 12-year-old in Greenville, Alabama who was under a tree playing an 11-year-old in Burnett County, Wisconsin who was under a tree while camping when it was struck by lightning and a tree fell on her a 12-year-old boy scout in Utah who was running back to his campsite during a sudden thunderstorm when he was struck by lightning a 16-year-old in Russelville, Kentucky who was digging potatoes in a eld with a shovel when she was hit by lightning a 15-year-old in New Hope, Alabama who was swimming in a lake when she was hit by lightning a 14-year-old and 16-year-old who both died after being struck by lightning in Cobb County, Georgia as they walked past a tree a 14 year-old in Georgia who died while sheltering under a tree outside his home during a thunderstorm an 8-year-old in Baton Rouge, Lousiana who was struck by lightning at a family gathering after everyone went back outside because they thought a thunder storm had passed What is the risk of dying from being struck by lightning? National Geographic said the odds of being a victim of a lightning strike in any given year are about 1 in 700,000. [http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ news/2004/06/0623_040623_lightningfacts.html] In comparison, here are the lifetime risks of some other events reported by www.pbs.org: Lightning 1 in 79,746 Shark attack 1 in 60,453 Bike accident 1 in 4,919 Car accident 1 in 84 Sun or heat exposure 1 in 13,729 Heart disease 1 in 5 Cancer 1 in 7 Flu 1 in 63 Accidental poisoning 1 in 193 Falls 1 in 218 Fireworks 1 in 340,733 The reported risks of dying by other causes: Venomous snakes 1 in 95,980,407 [Riskcomm.com] Venomous spiders 1 in 28,794,122 [Riskcomm.com] In a swimming pool 1 in 452,738 [Riskcomm.com] From a dog bite 1 in 15,966,734 [Riskcomm.com] Heart disease 1 in 467 [Economist. com] Bee sting 1 in 25 million [Economist. com] Asteroid impact 1 in 78 million [Economist.com] Vending machine 1 in 112 million [thedailybeast.com] Plane crash 1 in 1 million [thedaily beast.com] Compiled by Susan E. 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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 office at 494-2020. Boaters Get-Together meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at Nav-A-Gator Grill, 9700 S.W. Riverview Circle (off Kings Hwy/C.R. 769). For more information, call 941-627-3474. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. The first Saturday of every month is Book Buddies, when children read to dogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. SUNDAY Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. 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. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. TUESDAY DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 9 a.m. at the County Administration building, Room 103, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board meeting room of the DeSoto County School District, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weightwatchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St. Donations gratefully accepted. WEDNESDAY The DeSoto County Ministerial Association will meet at 8:30 a.m. for prayer and 9 a.m. for the meeting at the SunTrust Building on W. Oak St., second floor conference room. Pastors or representatives of all denominations and churches are invited to attend as we address community challenges and coordinate worship services to serve county residents. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. THURSDAY The DeSoto County Veterans Council meets the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Arcadia Elks Lodge. For details, call Tom Damron at 491-1404. TEAM Arcadia meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Margaret Way Building, 23 N Polk Avenue. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to unite community organizations and coordinate community improvement efforts. DeSoto County Historical Society meets at noon every second Thursday monthly at the Family Service Center annex, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Lunch is available for $6 at 11:30 a.m. Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6 p.m. second Thursdays monthly at the Habitat ReStore, 111 N. Polk Ave. Call 494-4118 or desotohabitat@ embarqmail.com for more information. Gastric bypass support group meets at 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Mardis Citrus on U.S. 17 S. For more information, call 990-0082 or 494-5700. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. 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. TODAY The Habitat for humanity ReStore (at N. Polk Ave. and W. Hickory St., across from the post office) is offering 50 percent off from 8 a.m. to noon. 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. FRIDAY 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 t2000@desoto.net. Sponsored by the Arcadia Moose Lodge #1327. Fireworks take place at dark (around 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.) at the Turner Center. Free admission. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, some bug repellent and even a picnic if you want, and get ready for the show. Gates open at 6 p.m. 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. SATURDAY The Olde Town Market and Main Street Farmers Market are held the first Saturday every month in downtown Arcadia from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh produce,pickled products, jams, jellies, homemade granola bars, baked goods, fresh and dried herbs, arts, crafts, woodworking, quilts, sewing, plants and other goodies. For vendor info call the Arcadia Main Street 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 Center for the Needy, at the corner of W. Pine St. and S. Orange Ave., is desperately in need of food, clothing, household goods (such as blankets, towels, cooking and eating utensils etc.), supplies anything a person in need might require. The center is dangerously low on food, its shelves are almost bare, and they need to replenish supplies. The cupboards have become almost bare now that the snowbirds have gone. Any donations are gratefully accepted, including cash, to help those in real need in our community. For more information, call 444-0499. The DeSoto County Library is holding a Summer Fun photo contest. Print your photo -either 4 x 6 or 5 x 7, vertical or horizontal mount it on cardboard or foam core (no border). One free entry per person; additional entries $1 each. Bring your photo to the library by July 12, fill out and attach label. Works will be displayed and the public can vote for their favorites through Aug. 14. Reception is at 5 p.m. August 15. Pick up photos by August 23. Four age groups: pre-K and elementary; middle school; high school; adult. No prizes, just bragging rights. Proceeds benefit DeSoto Co. Library Assoc. Addiction counseling Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 800-431-1754. NOW! FawnHarrison,MDand KyleFairchild,ARNP 888N.RobertAvenueArcadia,FL863-494-8401 BACK-TO-SCHOOL PHYSICALS 50449979 APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW 50471416 The Turner Center will be open for Restroom Use There is no cost to the public and we welcome the community to come out and enjoy the fireworks. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian 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.editor@gmail.com PHOTO PROVIDEDKaia Patrice Cross March 4, 1982 July 3, 2013 You are loved and missed more than words can say. You are in our hearts every day and will never be forgotten. Our special Angel. Love, Mom, Dad, Shania, Aaron and all of your family and friends who love and miss you so much.In loving memory The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council has a number of special events planned for the summer while we wait for cooler weather. On Friday, July 11, come to the reception at 5 p.m. for the Itty Bitty Art Contest at the DeSoto Public Library, 125 N. Hillsborough Ave. In this contest, artists created small works of art (up to 3 inches by 3 inches). Come toast the artists and vote for your favorite. On July 12, DAHC will host its rst Sip n Paint at the Martin Realty Co., 207 E. Magnolia St. Starting at 4 p.m., artists will be led in creating an artistic piece or be inspired by something at the property and work on your own. Artists should bring their own art supplies (paints, brushes, drawing materials, canvas, easel etc.), although there will be a few supplies for newbies. Bring a chair, your favorite beverage (adult beverages are OK), and one dish to share. DAHC will have barbecue pork sandwiches for $5 per person. RSVP to aandksmoke@gmail.com. A Summer Fun Photo Contest is developing at the DeSoto County Library. Pick up details at the library, get your photos in by July 12, and then the public will view and vote on their favorites through August 14. A reception is planned for 5 p.m. August 15 to acknowledge the winners. On August 14 at 5 p.m., Martin Realty Co. at 207 E. Magnolia Ave. is hosting a Hurricane Charley Retrospective Show. Did you create art in the after math of the storm, or capture some stunning photos? Did you write an essay or poem reecting your reaction to Charley? Bring your special items to Mac Martins ofce (call 863-494-2100 to arrange a time for drop-off) and then plan to come on August 14 for a reception. Writers, be prepared to read aloud from your prose or poetry and share our reactions to the storm no one will forget. To make the evening meaningful, bring some nonperishable food to be donated to local food banks. A special talk on the History and Art of Quilting will be held at the DeSoto County Library from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. August 20. You can also learn about the Call for Art and Reproduction Quilt Challenge DAHC is issuing in conjunction with the DeSoto County Historical Society. A Fat Quarter Swap will take place at the DAHC member meeting at 5:30 p.m. All interested quilters welcome bring fat quarters of reproduction fabrics from the Civil War era to 1900 to swap; some will be available for purchase. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 18, celebrate Pine Level Public Art and Archaeology Day with DAHC and the DeSoto County Historical Society. Learn about the early history of Pine Level, when it was once the county seat, and share your interpretations of what the Pine Level Community might have looked like at the time. DAHC will hold its second annual Arcadia Plein Air Paintout on Nov. 15, when plein air painters will be invited to capture images of our county. Come to paint or just to watch the artists at work. There will be a reception, awards and art sale that evening. Keep up with DAHC activities at the website, www.desotoartscouncil.org.Arts Council plans summer eventsBy KAREN SMOKEDESOTO ARTS & HUMANITIES COUNCIL GET UP TO In Rebates on a Set of 4 Tires See Your Service Advisor for Details Service Around Your Schedule Shawn Barney Service Manager Jeremy Johnson Quick Lane Manager Ralf Lipps Service Advisor Celeste Brady Service Advisor Voted Best Automotive Service Facility Quick Lane at DeSoto Dodge Chrysler Ford and Jeep 3039 S.E. Highway 70 | Arcadia, FL 34266 863-494-4848 | 800-880-3099 50471414 Valid on dealer-installed, retail purchases only. Requires presentation of competitors current pric e ad/offer of exact tire sold by dealership within 30 days after purchase. See participating dealership for details July 1st through the 31st. Ap,elkrAj <-QMLWNWVIZO .,DIVEtilidThere's a RIGHT WAY and there's a WRONG WAY!contact your Sun Newspaper Advertising Account Executive Today.Their job is... making sure your advertising stays on the right track. JrVSUN Sun Newspapers Advertising Department 'l.%k`

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce arrested 18-year-old Jose Miguel Ruiz on charges connected with an alleged armed burglary of a home. According to the DCSO arrest report, residents of a home in the 6900 block of S.W. State Road 72 returned to their home one morning to nd the back door open and several items missing, including a digital camera set, a computer tablet, a crossbow, a fake diamond ring and a semi-automatic handgun. Deputies responded and concluded a window had been pried open to access the door. The homeowner remembered a man operating a lawn tractor in the orange groves next to his home, the day before the break-in was discovered. DCSO learned that man was Ruiz, of the 1300 block of Oaks Trail Street, who worked for a local citrus maintenance contractor. DCSO then learned Ruiz had pawned several items at a local dealer, including a ring and crossbow matching the description of the missing items. A detective met with Ruiz and, after the investigation was explained, Ruiz reportedly confessed immediately to being solely responsible for the burglary. Ruiz said he saw the residents leave in the morning and came over later to break into the home. Some of the other property was recovered at Ruizs residence, including the camera. Ruiz had given the gun to his cousin, Kyle Lynn McCall, 19, to keep, telling him it was stolen, and the cousin hid it at his mothers house, the report states. McCall, of the 1400 block of N.E. Strickland St., Arcadia, allegedly stated his mother had sold it, but the mother later denied having or selling the gun. Ruiz was arrested on charges of armed burglary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance, grand theft between $300-$5,000, dealing in stolen property and giving false ownership information to pawn shop. His bond was set at $28,500 and as of Wednesday he remained in jail. McCall was charged with dealing in stolen property and bond was set at $10,000. As of Wednesday, he also remained in jail.Arcadia teen arrested on armed burglary charge Mc CALL RUIZ The DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Moises Estrada, 28, 1000 block of S.E. 9th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Armando Francisco Gomez II, 21, Port Charlotte. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Angel Ramos Hernandez, 33, 1800 block of S.E. DeSoto Landing, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. James Allen Jenkins, 21, 4600 block of S.W. U.S. Hwy. 17, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. John Allen, 34, 200 block of S. Manatee Ave., Arcadia. Charges: aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability, and criminal mischief with property damage to public phone equipment. Bond: $55,000. John Russell Bass, 48, Fort Myers. Charge: driving while license is suspended for third or subsequent time. Bond: $1,500. Matthew Lee Kemp, 38, Wauchula. Charges: two counts of battery and one count of resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. Bond: $15,750. Frank Allen Norman, 28, 5700 block of S.W. County Road 760, Arcadia. Charges: violation of probation and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. Bond: none. Renee Lynn McCall, 36, 1400 block of N.E. Strickland St., Arcadia. Charge: resisting or obstructing an officer. Bond: $750. Daniel George McClelland, 55, Brownsville, Fla. Charges: sale of methamphetamine, possession or use of drug equipment and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. Bond: $5,870. Marcus Alexander Clark, 28, 700 block of W. Pine St., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of domestic battery by strangulation, resisting an officer without violence and petty theft. Bond: $8, 370. Luis Gaytan Cruz, 23, 1500 block of E. Maple St., Arcadia. Charges: cruelty toward child without great harm, battery and violation of probation. Bond: none. Dennis Keith Davis, 51, Sarasota. Charges: driving while license is sus pended and out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Lillie Mae Gray, 29, 1300 block of S.E. Second Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment and petty theft. Bond: $240. Quinistan Luches Hannon Jr., 49, 1400 block of S.W. Harlem Circle, Arcadia. Charges: possession of cocaine and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $1,120. Alfonso Manganelli IV, 24, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Joseph Burton Nair, 52, 1800 block of S.W. Fletcher St., Arcadia. Charge: battery on a person 65 or older. Bond: $2,500. Dallas Duvon Skinner, 32, 4800 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: three counts of failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $300. Patricia Ann Sosa, 41, first block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Timothy Wetherington, 23, 3000 block of N.E. Tony Drive, Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery on person 65 or older, and felony battery. Bond: $7,500. Rachel Myshell Writesel, 26, 2000 block of S.W. Coastline Terrace, Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended, second offense. Bond: $500. Krystal Nicole Hernandez, 27, 11000 block of S.W. Spring Lake Drive, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: released on recognizance. David Robert Kerth, 42, Zolfo Springs. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,500. Alvin Lovette, 58, no address, Arcadia. Charge: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $1,000. John Kevin OKeefe, 72, Naples, Fla. Charge: DUI alcohol or drugs. Bond: $500. Keysi Lopez Perez, 20, Wimauma. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Rodney Rodriguez Randolph, 40, 400 block of W. Pine St., Arcadia. Charges: possession of cocaine with intent to sell within 1000 ft. of specified location, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $16,120. Jose deJesus Rodriguez, 34, 1900 block of S.E. Heron Cove, Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Hector Tello, 30, 6400 block of S.W. Marco Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $2,500. Steve Lamont Williams Jr., 22, 2500 block of S.W. Lewis Ave., Arcadia. Charges: domestic battery and aggravated battery when offender should have known victim was pregnant. Bond: $5,000. Crystal Ann Coker, 25, 8th St., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of hit and run involving property damage, two counts of DUI with property damage, driving while license is suspended or revoked and DUI with alcohol or drugs. Bond: $5,620. Francisco Castro, 24, 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: none. Robert Wayne Bailey, 51, 600 block of N. Johnson St., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. John L. Baker, 50, Rose Haven, IN. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $2,370.71. Christina Michelle Brown, 19, 1200 block of E. Cypress St., Arcadia. Charges: unarmed burglary of un occupied dwelling and grand theft between $300-$5,000. Bond: $8,500. Damon Dwight Daughtrey, 35, Oaks Apts., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Kaycee Marissa Raines, 23, 1000 block of 8th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Chelce Lillian Dower, 26, 1000 block of S.W. Fletcher St., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $34,500. Compiled by Susan E. Hoffman |POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. Not every arrest leads to a conviction and guilt or innocence is determined by the court system. 50471420 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 Would like to congratulate theArcadia Housing Authorityongoing smoke-free indoors!Any residents in AHA units that wish toquit smoking are encouraged to take advantageof the FREE services offered byTobacco Free Florida.3 FREE & EASY WAYS TO QUITo ITak to a Quit Coach" who Online help quitting tobacco Looking for local face-to-facecan help you quit tobacco. is only a few clicks away. help? Find classes near you.1-877-U-CAN-NOW tobaccofreetlorida.comlwebcoach tobaccofreeflorida.com/ahec1-877-822-6669onHEALTH1 1 111I 1 1 1 \ \, 'BaIIBo sAndrea Bohannan863.494.2245We Can bond you out of anyCounty in FloridaFast Release Open 24/7301 N. 13revard Ave, Ste. 1) Arcadia, F1.

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The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESJason Michael NeeleyJason Michael Neeley, 35, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014, in Fort Smith, Ark. He was born June 16, 1979, in Marshall, Mich., and moved to Arcadia, Fla., with his family at age 16. Jason also lived in Pennsylvania, before settling 16 years ago in Fultondale, Ala. Jason loved to cook. He was a professional chef, working for many years at Bottegas (Five Star) Restaurant in Birmingham, Ala. Jason enjoyed riding his Kawasaki motorcycle. He was on a 6,000-mile cross-country trip when his untimely death occurred. He is survived by his parents, Dawn E. Neeley of Bartow, Fla., and Hershel B. Stacy of Marshall; brothers, Travis N. Siefke of Bartow, and Justin R. Stacy of Battle Creek, Mich.; three sisters, Sarah A. Hay of Lighthouse Point, Fla., Traci R. Hall of Marshall, and Jennifer L. Nay of Ceresco, Mich.; and maternal grandmother, Dorothy Neeley of Arcadia. Jason was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Neeley; and paternal grandparents. A visitation of family and friends will be from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, 2014, at the chapel of PongerKays-Grady Funeral Homes, 50 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, at the chapel, with Pastor Rick Hill ofciating. Burial will follow at Owens Cemetery in Arcadia. Online condolences may be made at www. pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Homes, Arcadia.Aurora V. GarzaAurora V. Garza, 85, of Arcadia, Fla., formerly of Wauchula, Fla., died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at DeSoto Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are by Robarts Family Funeral Home, Wauchula. OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. Theres no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be submitted to the Charlotte Sun; call 941-206-1000 for details. Please send e-mails to obituaries@sun-herald.com. The American ag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. 1974: Pete Walker, president of the Arcadia All-Florida Rodeo, was gearing up for the rodeo. Senior League loop champions were in the Robarts-Grady team. Members were: James Miles, Lawrence Johnson, Ricky Boggess, Scott Heine, Willie Carter, Leslie Williams, Fred Grady, Bobby Gambrell, Phillip Cross and Vernon Edwards. Team manager was Bobby Cross, coach Marion Carroll. 1984: The following students received degrees from the University of Florida, Gainesville, during the Spring term of 1984: Joseph Wallace Blackburn, a BA from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Suzette Blackburn, a BAE from the College of Education; Cynthia Anita Langston, a BA from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and Stephen Bruce Wootan, a BSPE from the College of Physical Education, Health and Recreation. As far back as Jackie Condo can remember, the rodeo has been a big part of her life. Her father, Jack Duncan, traveled the southern rodeo circuit giv ing Jackie many vivid memories. Before the age of 10, she was entering events herself. In high school years she was frequently the winner in her specialty, the cloverleaf barrel race. Her parents are rodeo people, her father and her husband, Matt Condo, were on the professional rodeo circuit, her brother is currently on the pro circuit, and she started her daughter on a horse when she was just four weeks old. Jackie Condo has a rich tradition and genuine love for her chosen sport, barrel racing. Sgt. Jeffery L. Johnson has gradu ated from the U.S. Air Force aircraft loadmasters course at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. He was an honor graduate of the class and scheduled to serve with the 76th Military Airlift Squadron at Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina. Johnson is a 1978 graduate of DeSoto High School. Two Arcadia youths have pedaled their way to state standings in BMX racing. Sherwyn Whitmore, 14, and Justin Carlton, 8, are ranked eighth and tenth, respectively, in their age groups. Son of John and Barbara Whitmore, Sherwyn got his standing based on scores in his 10 best races in the rst ve months of 1984 and the championship. He won 1,505 out of a possible 1,700. Justin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Carlton, is ranked tenth in the state in expert. The boys will compete in the Grand National nals in Louisville, Kentucky Labor Day weekend. The Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo will host 348 contestants, and among the locals vying for a part of the $30,000 in prize money will be D.R. Donnie Boyd in bull riding; Kevin Shelfer in saddle bronc riding; Jimmy Fussell in bareback riding; Billy Green in bull riding, saddle bronc riding and team roping; and Jackie Condo and Holly Purvis in the girls cloverleaf barrel race. Governor Bob Graham will head up the list of dignitaries attending. 1999: Sharon Durrance was crowned Arcadia Watermelon Queen and Rick Georges won the Watermelon King contest. Largest melon award went to Wayne Hayden and Largest Bid to Phil Turner. Catina Lynn Caruthers was crowned Miss Crimson Sweet for the 7 to 9 age group with Megan Pike taking Miss Crimson Sweet honors for ages 10 to 12. For ages 7 to 9, Caruthers was named Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality. Ashley Ann Flint was first runner-up, Amanda Mercer was second runner-up and Kirstin Lindsey Ellis was third runner-up. For ages 10 to 12, Pike was named Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality. Whitney Walker was first runner-up, Amy Melissa Heine was second runner-up and Ashley Lynn Sykes was third runner-up.This Week in DeSoto County Hayley Mercer hayleymariemercer@gmail.comCompiled from back issues of The ArcadianTHIS WEEK | 19 May the Lord fill your heart with love. Celebrative Worship Challenging Bible Study Connection With People Traditional Praise 8:30 -9:30 AM Sunday School/Life Groups 9:45 AM 10:45 AM Contemporary Praise 11:00 AM Noon 863-494-4345 www.cbcarcadia.org DeSoto DeSoto Church Church Directory Directory ... And Make Your Choice from our Church Directory 471426 See Your Church in this spot For Only$ 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 fi11rjIf49 4-7 D49470

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 The well known quote, The truth shall make you free, has found its way to college cornerstones, historic marble markers and other prestigious places, yet relatively few know its source is the Bible (John 8:32). Study the history of freedom and youll discover that wherever the Bible has been freely distributed, people have become lovers of liberty and political freedom has been the result. Consider the eventual arrival of at least limited freedom in the former Soviet Union. Before the fall of the Iron Curtain and the destruction of the Berlin Wall, thousands of copies of the Bible were smuggled through border crossings at the risk of life and freedom for the smugglers. Radio broadcasts beamed Bible messages into areas where the distributors of the Scriptures could not go. Finally, freedom followed. In 1778, at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklins memorable call for prayer at the beginning of meetings had its roots in the Bible: I have lived for a long time, and the longer I live the more convincing proof I see that God governs in the affairs of men. If a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice (Matthew 10:29), is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred writings that Except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it (Psalm 127:1) without His concurring aid we shall proceed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel (Genesis 11). George Washington said, It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible. And Daniel Webster wrote, If we abide by the prin ciples taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering. But if we and our posterity neglect its instruction and authority, no man can tell how suddenly a catastrophe may overtake us and bury our glory in profound obscurity. Other great patriots have spoken of the personal freedom they have found in reading and believing the Bible: President Woodrow Wilson pleaded with an audience to realize their daily Bible reading would play a vital role in the destiny of America. General Douglas MacArthur said, Never a night goes by, be I ever so tired, but I read the Word of God before I go to bed. President Dwight Eisenhower explained, To read the Bible is to take a trip to a fair land where the spirit is strengthened and faith renewed. In his book, Heres How, former slave to alcohol Jack Odell says, It used to take about a quart of whiskey a day to keep me going. Now I dont need it. What made the difference? Jack traded his bottle for a Bible and became a free man whose passion was to celebrate his freedom by telling others how to be free. The Bible is the source of freedom. Millions have found its message true. And the truth has set them free.Celebrating freedom Roger Campbell Eight years ago, the Rev. David E. Nabinger, accompanied by his wife, Jean, was called to serve Grace Lutheran Church in Arcadia, after graduating from Concordia Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. Prior to entering the university, Nabinger had spent 30 years as an educator in the Cleveland, Ohio school system. Nabinger was greeted with open arms here and he experienced great joy in serving them. But now it is time to move on, he said, to return to Indiana and be closer to my family. Although he has retired from the fulltime ministry, he plans to remain in the Lords service whenever the opportunity is before him. Rev. and Mrs. Nabinger will be greatly missed by the members of Grace Lutheran Church.Rev. Nabinger retiresSUBMITTED B y CAROL LUEDTKEGRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH PHOTO PROVIDEDThe Rev. David E. Nabinger is retiring from Grace Lutheran Church. The St. Pauls Knights of Columbus elected officers for the 2014 2015 term during its meeting on June 4. These officers will be formally installed at a special ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19, at St. Pauls Parish Hall. The officers being installed are: Bro. Agustin Albiter Grand Knight; Bro. Eulogio Torres Deputy Grand Knight; Bro. Carlos Ramirez Chancellor; Bro. Hugo Santiago-Ramos Recorder; Bro. Richard Jordon Treasurer; Bro. Leo Santucci Advocate; Bro. Carlos Benitez Warden; Bro. Hilario Segura Inside Guard; Bro. Ian R. Shannon Outside Guard; Bro. Candelo Muniz Trustee for one year; Bro. Walter Lopata, Jr. Trustee for two years; Bro. John McVey Trustee for three years; Bro. Roberto R. San Luis Financial Secretary. Following the installation ceremony, there will be a potluck party at which other brother Knights and their guests will be in attendance. The Knights of Columbus is an all-male, Catholic social service organization, based in St. Pauls Catholic Church in Arcadia, that supports various church and community charitable causes. For more information, call Agustin Albiter at 863-491-4081 or email agustin.albiter@ gmail.com.Knights of Columbus to install officersBy ROBERTO SAN LUISKNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS And, to satisfy your palate, Ill offer you two of our favorites. First, a seafood salad; you can select your favorite let of sh (ours is tilapia) or you can use one cup of imitation crabmeat, diced. I like to brown the tilapia lightly in 1 cup canola oil. In the salad bowl, add one to two cups thin-sliced Romaine, two green onions, sliced, and two ribs of celery, sliced. Top with 1/3 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese. Then add the chunked sh and sprinkle with teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning. Add ranch dressing to taste (about 1 tablespoon) and toss together. Chill one to two hours before serving. Or, if you prefer, another favorite is a Bean Salad. Beans are one of the most healthy vegetables and we use a lot of them in our meals. Start by spooning dressing (two tablespoons of rice vinegar and two tablespoons of canola oil) into your salad bowl. Add one can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed, one cup frozen corn kernels, one large rib of celery, chopped, two green onions, chopped, and one medium tomato, chopped. Toss together and lightly dust with pepper. And our side is always whole wheat bread. If you prefer a dessert, I recommend chopped fresh fruit (pineapple, melon, strawberries) or a carton of fruity yogurt. Its better than a burger. Enjoy.How about a salad for lunch? From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.com rfrntntrfrn bfrbf Live Music Concerts Local & Florida talent Beautiful Baby Bathing Suit Contest Patriotic Musical Revue by Highlands Little Theatre Hot Dog Eating Contest sponsored by The Palms of Sebring Patriotic Pet Costume Contest Food & Beverage Vendors Kids Games & Activitiesbfbnnrbn r www.RedWhiteBluesFest.com Brought to you by: Sponsored by: 3059041 471251 DeSoto County Commissioner Buddy Mansfield & Family 50471261 As we celebrate the Fourth of July with barbecues, fireworks and revelry, its important to remember the true meaning of this important holiday. On the birthday of our nation, we celebrate freedom and democracy while saluting the heroic efforts of those who have fought for and defended our liberty since July 4,1776. Were proud of our country, our people, our history and our standing as a symbol of hope, freedom and democracy to people around the world. Happy Birthday, America, and May you continue to prosper and stand strong through future challenges, as you have so many times in the past. Smolik Concrete, Inc. 941-809-1628 The Emblem of the Land We Love CEEE131 ATINGAMERICAOn Jul\' Puurllt, we elchruIc the bit i!idi ul the 'i iecStares of ;\nlerica. anti all the great Ihings cwt nationrepresents \\lrC proud of our country and the \dlucsit upholds. and K(' grn(iiIlly Stllttlc tlnhr,lvlIncn andwun1n nl a IE .1tmed Pcttcrti who light IU rlrfend.AnICrRd dnd her idcdls. God bless the I S .A.Wishing You and Yours it Safe andHappy Independence Day Weekend!7r L I /Ir00

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The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian The Arcadia Rangerettes recently returned from a regional competition in Clewiston where they won nine regional championships and six second place awards. They won rst place in Strut Team, Dance Line, Novelty, Dance-Twirl and Pop-pom routines.Rangerettes win nine regional championshipsBy JACKIE TUCKERARCADIA RANGERETTES PHOTOS PROVIDED BY JACKIE TUCKERThe Rangerettes and Exclusives attended a regional competition at Clewiston High School. This was their best year ever, winning a total of nine regional awards. Winning rst place in Juvenile Duet Strut are McKenna Shatney and Anastasia Wilson at the Twirling Unlimited Regional Competition. Tiany Mayeld and Michelle Fitzpatrick won top honors in the Junior Duet Strut. Jackie Tucker, director of the Arcadia Rangerettes, is pictured with her granddaughter Hailey Hughes after she won the Senior Twirl Duet Regional Championship. The FIve Star Exclusives, a division of the Arcadia Rangerettes, won top honors in the Junior Dance-Twirl Division at the Regional Competition in Clewiston. From left, the girls are Tiany Mayeld, Michelle Fitzpatrick, Haleigh Layport, McKenna Shatney and Anastasia Wilson. They are wearing their new fringe uniforms.RANGERETTES | 16 The work we do at Mosaic is critical to helping feed the world. We provide farmers with phosphate crop nutrients that enable them to produce more food on less land. Essential crop nutrients like phosphate mined and manufactured in Florida are responsible for 40-60 percent of the crop yields farmers produce worldwide.* That translates into more abundant and affordable food here at home. As our world keeps growing, Mosaic keeps working to help put food on the table, for all of us. We help the world grow the food it needs.*Source: Agronomy JournalIMAGINE A WORLD WITH HALF AS MUCH FOOD.Without crop nutrients, that would be our reality. mosaicco.com/florida mosaicindesoto.com 50471344 I I ',41Mosaic

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 Cutting the McRibbon: McDonalds celebrates redo with grand party ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY THOMAS SIMMONSRonald McDonald greets Robert Ray Coker on Saturday with a manly handshake and some friendly talk during the celebration of the remodeling of the McDonalds in Arcadia. Announcer Johnny Douglas gives a $100 gift certicate to a happy Ylva Villafuerte as part of the festivities at the celebration of the recent remodeling of the McDonalds of Arcadia. Part of the crowd of approximately 300 who came to cele brate the comple tion of the remodeling of McDonalds in Arcadia on Saturday. The lobby was redone, new light xtures installed, and customer service areas were improved. Emcee Johnny Douglas keeps the crowd of patrons involved with prize give-aways and a lot of banter. He played music, visited with those who attended, and kept them entertained with his good time for all announcing. Moneshia Jones, Kathy Salkowitz, Jose Contreras and Patricia Garcia welcome patrons Brenda Wright and daughter Bree to the newly renovated customer service area of the McDonalds of Arcadia during the celebration of the remodel project. Ronald McDonald mixes with young and old alike during the celebration of McDonalds remodeling. Here Erin Jones and Destiny Grimes respond to his friendly conversation and receive his autographed pictures. Owners Tim and Pam Vowels and their son Brandon join Ronald McDonald in welcoming friends to the newly remodeled McDonalds of Arcadia. The Vowels family resides in Arcadia, and Brandon attends school at South Florida State College. Southeastern Guide Dogs announces a T-shirt design contest for its 2015 Walkathon, the charitys biggest annual fundraiser of the year. The winning design will be worn by Walkathon participants, volunteers, and staff members at seven unique locations, and will be featured on Walkathon promotional items such as banners, signage, the Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon website, Tervis tumblers, and more. Artists of any experience level are invited to submit original designs and concepts in a digital format, and the winner will receive a $100 gift certicate to the Southeastern Guide Dogs online gift shop. Our dogs make a difference, and our Walkathons make a difference for our dogs, said Titus Herman, CEO at Southeastern Guide Dogs. Its such a fun and rewarding event, and thou sands of people will be wearing these Walkathon T-shirts in support of our puppies and programs. The 2015 Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathons will be held in Sarasota, Bradenton, Tampa, St. Petersburg, The Villages, Orlando, and Ft. Myers. The Walkathons are dog-friendly, family-friendly events held in February, March and April. The 2015 locations and schedules are available at www.GuideDogs.org/ walkathon. Visit www.GuideDogs. org/tshirtcontest for contest details and submission guidelines. Artwork submission deadline: July 31. Southeastern Guide Dogs is inter nationally accredited and one of the most respected guide dog schools in the United States. Established in 1982, Southeastern Guide Dogs mission is to create and nurture a partnership between a visually impaired individual and a guide dog, facilitating lifes journey with mobility, independence and dignity. Through their programs Paws for Independence, Paws for Patriots, and Gifted Canines, Southeastern has more than 400 active guide dog teams across the nation and continues to place more than 100 dogs annually into guiding and other careers, all at no charge to the guide dog recipient, thanks to the generous support of donors and volunteers. Visit www.guidedogs.org for more information.Dog walkathon holds T-shirt design contest This is the T-shirt designed for this years dog walkathon. Entries for the 2015 walkathon design must be submitted by July 31. The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian and the original Pine Level School are the only visible evidence of this once thriving county seat. The school purchased by the Pine Level United Methodist Church in 1923 was re-roofed as a one-story structure after a hurricane damaged the second oor in 1930. It has since been remodeled, and other buildings have been added to the more-than-ve-acre campus. The rest of the original 40-acre townsite is orange groves and pasture. The owners V.C. Clyde Hollingsworth Sr., and The Mosaic Company gave their permission for the Society to nominate their proper ties to the National Register. Every archaeological report ever conducted on the site has conrmed Pine Levels eligibility for listing on the National Register. Society members participated in the research and physical surveys for one of those reports: the Historical Archaeology of the Pine Level Site (8DE14), DeSoto County, Florida, the thesis completed in 2011 by Jana Futch for her Master of Arts degree in Anthropology at the University of South Florida. The Society again worked with Futch now a professional archaeologist with Brockington and Associates of Atlanta, Georgia to prepare the national register application. This project now completed was nanced in part with historic preser vation grant assistance provided by the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, assisted by the Florida Historical Commission. As the country celebrates the Fourth of July holiday, DeSoto Countys celebrations can include the honor of the Florida National Register Review Boards approval of this National Register nomination. Such a commemoration of the countys heritage will enhance awareness of historic preservation, its attraction to tourists, and its ability to build community. For information, call Carol Mahler, project manager, at 863-445-0789 or email carolmahler3@gmail.com.HISTORICFROM PAGE 3 PHOTOS BY CAROL MAHLERAn historical marker notes the spot of the old Pine Level settlement that was once the DeCoto County seat. The Pine Level United Methodist Church occupies what used to be the original Pine Level School, although the original building has been remodeled and enlarged. A marker shows the church was established in 1868. drink containers, and leave no trash on the bus or the bus stops, no profanity or loud talking, and music should only be heard through earphones. Only service animals are permitted on the bus. Shoes and shirts are required. Riding the DeSotoArcadia Regional Transit is a privilege; those not following the transit rules will be asked to leave the bus. The DART bus operates six days a week, Monday through Saturday, except for certain holidays New Years Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas. The buses are on the move from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are 14 stops, and each DART bus runs the route seven times a day. They do require you to have the exact change. I myself have ridden the DART. I was so nervous at rst, I said Oh my Gosh, its hot out here and this lady wants me to catch a bus home. Once I saw the bus coming I said, Oh my gosh, Lord, what if this bus passes me. But I was nervous for nothing. Once I got on the bus it was a cool experience (and the buses are air-conditioned), but people who are nervous just lack experience. Once I settled down I started asking questions to gain knowledge on how the DART moved around town. The driver was really nice. I rode the DART bus twice; the second time was a lot easier because I knew what I was experiencing, so I sat back and enjoyed the cool AC and asked a few questions. Debra McKenzie is a happy DART passenger. She said the bus is comfortable and gets her around safely and comfortably. They take care of you, she said. Asked about DARTs policy requiring riders to have exact change, McKenzie said, Its good to have the exact change. She added, If Im going to ride the DART I keep the dollar and give the whole dollar back when I know Im about to get back on. She also liked that the DART operated on a ag-down bus system. If I dont meet where they go, Ill look at the map and Ill ag them down. She said she learned how to use the map and sometimes showed others how to read the map who were not familiar with it. Another woman who frequently uses DART said, Some days Ill just sit on it and ride it. Peggy Waters, Social Services director for DeSoto County, said DART came about after the Florida Department of Transportation did a study years ago, concluding the central Florida counties needed transportation. She said, Im very happy with where we are. Were hitting out targets, but always hoping for a better ridership. Waters said she sees a stronger future for DART. I do every year that the DART goes stronger, as the community is spending money on it. Waters added, I hope its a part of our community forever, thats my hope for it. She said they have two buses now, one lowers in the front to make access easier for disabled riders. The second bus has an entry at the rear to accommodate wheelchair users. But she is uncertain whether DART could grow to add more buses. It would be good; however, vehicles arent cheap. She also mentioned Charlotte County is jealous of DeSoto because DeSoto County has a scheduled bus route, and Charlotte does not. In the future, Water said, they hope to be able to expand the DART routes to go to Lake Suzy and maybe even exchange passengers with Charlotte County who want to come here, and let DeSoto passengers get to Charlotte. DART provides great opportunities for every one in DeSoto County. No car? No problem catch a ride on DART especially when its so hot, you can ride in air-conditioned comfort and quiet on the bus. You can learn more about DART and see a map of the routes online at http://desotobocc. com/index.php/department/social_services/ dart. Octavia Tisdol is an intern working through CareerSource Heartland Youth Work Experience Program.DARTFROM PAGE 2 FLAG STOP SYSTEM Pa0YI0ExcE pi / ROUTE SYSTEM MAPCUIIIMBW SU 'INVhkT'+ bw xerirr wurW a: v 0a9 +IV +Y+tem. 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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14 Club volleyball in DeSoto County is nothing new. DeSoto County High School varsity volleyball coach Laura White and former coaches have been conducting them for years. To prepare the varsity theyd organize a team (some years two teams) and play over 20 matches during the off season. The multiple district and regional championship banners that hang in the DCHS gym prove it has been a good formula. Still, other clubs were running multiple age groups (ages 10-18), giving many schools a never-ending feeder program, and the private schools a scholarship haven. Although White was more than willing to help start more teams, she was faced with two problems: One, she need ed coaches; and two, they had to be volunteers (larger clubs charge a pricey fee and pay their coaches a salary). Relief came two years ago when a former DCHS volleyball standout and current West Elementary teacher Sara Burtscher Walker volunteered to start an 11U team. As this young team developed, DCHS Dean of Students (and former DCHS volleyball player) Cynthia Barrera enrolled her youngest daughter to join, but was forced to A new club in townBy DAVE BREMERARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER Coach Cynthia Barrera talks to her team during a recent practice. PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERBrenda Peres has her arms extended and eyes on the volleyball for a bump pass during the 15U club volleyball practice. Keirstyn Barrera shows good form for a proper forearm pass during practice. Malyssa Jeter prepares for action during the 15U volley ball practice. Coach Cynthia Barrera demonstrates a passing skill to her 15U volleyball team.CLUB | 16 150 lbs.10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150Would you please pledge towards our weight loss? Steve Bauer and I (Joe Gallimore) are losing weight to win! We are a special project planned by Kristen Spahr, Marketing Director of DeSoto Memorial Hospital. She has encouraged and inspired us to participate in a healthier lifestyle. She has recorded our weight and will monitor each week through November 27, 2014. Steve and I have a combined goal of 150 pound loss. We seek your support in pledging funding toward the pounds we lose. Your pledge multiplied with our weight loss achieved will be a positive gain for our community / county as every dollar earned by pledges will be contributed toward DeSoto County Veterans Appreciation Days. ats right, plans are set for several days of festivities while honoring all veterans who have served our nation. is will include the presence of the Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial. is will be promoted locally and around the state to invite other community and county residents to come to DeSoto and be part of these days of celebration, respect and honor. Your pledge is tax deductible! please be a part of this Win Win scenario. Steves o cial starting weight 322lbs Joes o cial starting weight 348 lbs Collectively, were determined to Lose to Win! Businesses or individuals pledging per pound: Danny Collins $1 Algie Didlaukies $5 David Dunn Rankin $2 Sue Ho man $1 Bob White .25 cent Steve Sachkar .25 cent Geri Kotz .25 cent Carol Moore .25 cent Debbie Dunn Rankin .25 cent Purple House of Charlotte County $1 Gallimore Family $2LOSE TO WIN! 50471425 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! 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 life-style. 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 Thats right, plans are set for several days of festivities while honoring all veterans who have served our nation. This will include the presence of the Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial This 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, December 4--7, 2014. Your pledge is TAX DEDUCTIBLE! Please be a part of this Win-Win scenario. Steves official starting weight 322lbs Joes official startin weight 348lbs Collectively, Wer determined to Lose 2 Win! Debbie Dunn-Rankin .25 cent David Dunn-Rankin $2 LOSE 2 WIN! If you wish to make a pledge contact Joe Gallimore by phone at 990-8099 or 494-2434 or email jgallimore@sun-herald.com Businesses or individuals pledging per pound: Danny Collins $1 Alton Shattuck $5 David Dunn-Rankin $2 Sue Hoffman $1 Bob White .25 cent Steve Sachkar .25 cent Geri Kotz .25 cent Carol Moore .25 cent Debbie Dunn-Rankin .25 cent Purple House of Charlotte County $1 Gallimore Family $2 Derek DunnRankin $1 Mayor-Alice Frierson $1 Geo Care LLC $1 Chuck & Martha Craven $2 Kristen Spahr .25 cent Lotela Gold Band $1 Frank and Rose Bauer .25 cent Lew Ambler .50 cent Dick Fazzone $1 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 K&J Produce $1 Week 4 Weight Loss 39 Lbs Current Weight 295 336 WEEK #1 WEEK #4 .41409

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The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian 2014Independence Day Parade 2014Sponsored by the Arcadia Moose Lodge #1327 Parade begins at 10:00am Friday, July 4th The Arcadia Moose invites you to join them to celebrate Independence Day Arcadia Style. 1121 W. Oak Street Arcadia, FL More info call 863-993-0083Turner Agri-Civic Center Fireworks CelebrationGates open at 6:00pm for parking Show begins at 9:00pm 2250 N.E. Roan Street Arcadia, FL More info call 863-993-4807K&J Produce, a great place for all your holiday needs!210 S. Brevard Ave., Arcadia ArcadiaChevrolet.comWishing you a safe and happy Independence Day! 863-494-3838$2.99 lb$2.19 lb$1.99 lb$2.99 lb$2.99 lbNOW AVAILABLE No Antibotics EVER! 100% Vegetarian fed chicken!863-491-0705 2228 NE Hwy 70 (Behind New Winn Dixie) OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 9am 8pmWe now carry a wide selection of seafood & Boars Head lunch meat & cheese items$1.09 lb.$1.39 lb.$1.99 lb.$1.99 lb.$2.18 lb.$5.49 lb.$2.29$1.19Split Chicken Breats Family Pack $1.49 lbTyson Chicken Family Packs Drumsticks or Thighs $1.29 lb. Whole Boneless New York Strips $4.49 lb. Roma Tomatoes or Vine Ripe Tomatoes99 lb.Seeded or Seedless Watermelons $1.99 ea.Red, Green or Black Seedless Grapes $1.99 lb.Green Bell Peppers or Cucumbers 2 for $1.00California Nectarines or Plums $1.29 lb.Fresh Green Beans or Pole Beans $1.29 lb.Family Pack Boneless Thighs $1.99 lb.Spiraled Sliced Smoked Ham $1.59 lb.Regular 73% Ground Beef $2.39 lb.Whole Beef Tenderloin $7.99 lb.South Carolina Peaches $1.29 lb.$2.59 lb. 49 lb. 69 lb. 89 lb.$3.99 a bag 50471244 PiArcadia"RikPork Spare Ribse e B eOn Sale This Weeks ENV ky, MWamGreen Cabbageoler -491 ib Tip"-,M.M j (A :iI 'r '1 rF-IALWAIF AMw Potato,'Boston ButtwBaby BackRibs: -Whole EyeRoundsI 1I

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 The competition was held at Clewiston High School. In all, 22 students took part: Adrianna Bradshaw, Alexis Phillips, Anastasia Wilson, Angel Victor, Aubrey Roman, Brianna Wilson, Cynthia Ross, Hailey David, Haleigh Layport, Hannah Jacobson, JaKeriona Butler, Kerena Robinson, McKenna Shatney, Michelle Fitzpatrick, Nyjayla Butler, Rayna Burns, Sadie McCorkle, Savannah Crites, Seleste Bradshaw, Soa Aguilar, Tiffany Mayeld and Yasmine Aguilar. The Rangerettes thank everyone who came to their car washes, bought a candy bar or a rafe ticket for their fundraisers. Special thanks go to the Arcadia Rodeo Association, Sandy and Buddy Manseld of J & J Transport, the VFW Peace River Post 2824, GEO Cares, Amvets Post 60 and Walmart for their support.RANGERETTESFROM PAGE 11 take her older daughter to Highlands County to join a club team. Another parent, Tammy Cassels (another former Bulldog volleyball alum!) was taking her daughter to Port Charlotte for club ball. It didnt take much discussion for these former players turned parents to start up their own 15-and-under club team. Its never a good idea to coach your own kid, Barrera said, but with enough adults helping such as Coach White, and Jarrett Zolkos (whose daughter plays in 11U) youre really never directly telling your child what to do. Barrera has been pleased with the teams attitude and progress. We have two eighth graders and seven ninth graders on the team, she said. Its a learning process for all of us, and the girls have been great in their enthusiasm and patience. The play ers are eagerly to play, and Barrera hopes to have games scheduled soon. Were learning a 6-2 offense and then hopefully to play some area teams before the summer ends, she said. The current roster consists of the following players: Heather Murphy; Malyssa Jeter; Hayleigh McCall; Keirstyn Barrera; Stephanie Whitmore; Callie Cassels; Bailey Bryant; Lorena Lara; and Brenda Perez. With an 11U, a 15U team and talk of a 12or 13-and-under team, theres a good chance the strong DeSoto volley ball program is going to get a little bit tougher. CLUBFROM PAGE 14 owners to ensure proper code enforcement, but said the current ordinance limits his authority. We need something in the ordinance to stop random individ uals from setting up displays, he said. I feel like a dog with no teeth; theres nothing I have to chew with. Several council members voiced their frustration with the newest wave of complaints. I thought we had this squared away when we addressed it last year, Councilman Robert Heine said. Mayor Alice Frierson agreed, suggesting the event should be moved into the street to clear vendors off the sidewalks and improve safety. Im for closing Oak Street, and placing the vendors in the street, she said. Right now its just a matter of time before somebody gets hit by a car during an event, and the city could be held liable. Councilman Keith Keene said moving the event into the street was overdue. The sidewalks should remain open so they can be used what theyre intended for, he said. Ive heard all this bunk about how its too hot in the street, and I know I have a few retractable umbrellas I use that are easy to set up and take down, and they are quite effective, he said. This shouldnt be such a recurring issue, and I agree we need to be consistent in the way we treat folks. Deputy Mayor Joe Fink was against the idea, citing safety and parking concerns. Closing down Oak Street will make it more difcult for visitors to access the area. Many of our customers at the fairs are elderly, and mobility is a large concern for them, he said. Closing off the street would also make it difcult for emergency crews to be able to get in and out. This event has been held for the past 20 years, and weve had few if any accidents. The council then heard from several business owners on both sides of the debate, and agreed a special meeting was needed to nd a solution to suit all parties. Clearly we still have a sidewalk and permitting issue, and I think this council needs to step up to the plate, close the street and gure out the permitting once and for all, Frierson said. The council directed Slaughter to schedule a special meeting to address the concerns, with the goal to have a revised ordinance in place before the start of 2014s winter season. In other business, the council unan imously approved the rst readings of two ordinances creating stormwater and Fire Rescue assessments. City Attorney T.J. Wohl said once the ordinances were formally approved after their second readings, the council would nalize a resolution to address specic rates.ANTIQUEFROM PAGE 2 Center Lee Memorial Health Systems, in Fort Myers, scored a 9.3500. Sarasota Memorial Hospital, at 7.5500, is also in the penalty range but closer to passing. All other Sarasota and Charlotte hospitals received a preliminary score below seven. DMH CEO Vince Sica said the hospitals low score is the result of dedicated staff efforts. Weve always done very well with the quality in regards to infection and control, so Im not surprised we have a low number, he said. We were also acknowledged by the Florida Hospital Association for our low infection rates, so thats great and its a tribute to our staff, our physicians who are able to maintain those levels because its very important. The preliminary scores are based on data from July 2012 through June 2013, but the final scores will use data from calendar years 2012 and 2013. Two programs that are in their second year also affect a hospitals Medicare reimbursement. One levies penalties for an unacceptable rate of admissions, while the other has both rewards and penalties depending on whether a facility meets 24 quality measures. Bob Mudge contributed to this articleDMHFROM PAGE 2 50471417 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. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian Five local teens recently earned their black belt in jiu-jitsu and two earned their junior black belt at Fusco Full Circle Academy. The promotions took place in May after extensive testing. These tests and the program as a whole are designed to develop and hone a students character and physical skills. Martial arts are a great deal more than ancient and modern self-defense skills. Much of the training is about coming to grips with short-comings and addressing these to become a well rounded person. In all our programs, but especially in our childrens programs, we reinforce shared values and develop tenacity through increasingly tougher challenges, said Professor Mark Fusco, head instructor. It is incredible to see what our students are capable of doing during the stresses of their black belt test. The academys character development process puts special emphasis on honor, respect, focus, and compassion as key elements in a black belts makeup. Glen Mayeld Sr., a father of one of the new black belts, said, Black belts are held to a higher standard. They are afforded special trust and condence by their family and friends because they live their training. He added, These new black belts have the physical condence and character to venture out into the world on their own terms to make a difference. The new black belts include Alexis Jones, Brandon Taylor, Rabin Saucedo, Brittany Valdiviez, and Glen Mayeld Jr. Noel Maldonado and Sebastian Martinez were promoted to junior black belt. Junior black belts have the skills to be a black belt, but need additional time to grow before taking on the full challenges of the testing process. Sebastian Martinez said after testing, The dojo(academy) has given me the courage to be me and helped me to succeed. It is exciting and tough all at the same time. Fusco Full Circle Academy is celebrating its 10th year. You are invited to come try a summer program or class and experience why the academy is so highly recommended by students and parents. Go to www.fuscofullcircle.com or call 863-491-5425. See more pictures at www.facebook.com/fuscofullcircle.Five teens earn black beltsBy MARK FUSCOFULL CIRCLE ACADEMY PHOTO PROVIDEDFive local teens recently earned their black belts in jiu-jitsu at Full Circle Academy: Alexis Jones, Brandon Taylor, Rabin Saucedo, Brittany Valdiviez, and Glen Mayeld Jr. TALLAHASSEE Floridas favorable agricultural climate positions the state as the second largest produce exporter in the nation, according to a new report from Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprot taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. The report nds that farming and processing of Florida produce contributes more than $7.5 billion to the state economy. Floridas agriculture industry is vital to diversifying our states growing economy, said Dominic M. Calabro, president and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprot taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. Fresh produce, such as fruits, vegetables, and juices are a key part of the agriculture industry and enhances our global trade impact. Florida is home to more than 47,500 commercial farms covering 9.25 million acres, and producing fresh fruits, vegetables and juices. In addition to the positive impact on Floridas agricultural industry, the production of these crops benets other Florida industries, such as manufacturing. For example, 8.4 percent of Floridas food and kindred products manufacturing output is tied Floridas fruits, vegetables grow the economyBy MORGAN McCORDFLORIDA TAXWATCHECONOMY | 19 50471424 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 J j../L 1 S 1 1 S4Cz][ OdD 4La]DLaG3D

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 Florida grown lychees are in season now. Like many tropical fruits, they ripen over a short period and then are not available the rest of the year. Lychees from Mexico, Taiwan, China, Israel and Australia, are sometimes found in supermarkets, but imported fruits seldom reach markets in top condition. We were delighted to nd fresh lychees at K and J Homegrown Produce, 2228 NE Highway 70. Litchi chinensis is also known as litchi, leechee, mamoncillo chino (Spanish), and lichi. The longan, (Dimocarpus longan) is similar but about an inch in diameter, round with a hard smooth green or yellow shell. The lychee is native to Southern China where it is very important in their culture as a symbol of romance and love, and called the king of fruits. Cultivation spread over the years through neighboring areas of southeastern Asia and offshore islands. It reached Hawaii in 1873, and Florida in 1883, and California in 1897. Lychee requires seasonal temperature variations for best owering and fruiting. Warm, humid summers are best fruit development, and a certain amount of winter chilling is necessary for ower bud development. Most varieties need between 100 and 200 hours of temperatures between 32 and 45 degrees F. Lychee will grow and fruit in our area if given protection from frosts. Build a frame around the young trees and cover it with bedding, plastic sheeting, etc. when frost threatens. Electric light bulbs can also be used for added warmth. Mature trees are somewhat cold hardy, but may be killed to the ground by a freeze of long duration. Trees usually will recover from the root. The tree is attractive with dark green glossy leaves. New growth is red tinged, and the tree is even more beautiful when covered with clusters of tiny, yellowish-green owers. It is most spectacular when fruiting. The round-topped and slow-growing tree has smooth, gray, bark. Under ideal conditions trees may reach 40 ft. high. Trees are long lived and may bear for 90 years or more. Fruit matures approximately 140 days after owering. In Florida, owering usually occurs in February and March. The ower clusters contain both male and female blossoms. From three to 50 fruits develop in a cluster. Fruits are round to oval or heart shaped and about 1 inches long. The outer skin or pericarp has a rough bumpy texture and may be light green, yellow, pink or red. Fruits contain one shiny, dark brown seed, usually relatively large, but some varieties have small, shriveled seeds. The edible portion is the translucent white or pinkish aril that surrounds the seed. The fruit has the consistency of a grape with a sweet sub-acid avor. Some varieties tend to bear well only every two or three years. Frost at bloom stage may wipe out a harvest. On average, yields range from less than 50 pounds to 125 pounds for mature trees. Lychee trees grow best in acid sands with moderate organic matter content. Trees should be fertilized several times between early spring through August. Use a fertilizer containing micro nutrients. Too much nitrogen applied after August may promote vegetative growth and limit fruit production. Use dry granular applications of iron sulfate to the soil. Apply nutritional spray containing magnesium, manganese, zinc, molybdenum, and boron to the leaves anytime from March through October. Some pruning occurs during the harvest as fruit bunches are removed. To encourage fruiting, prune lychee trees just after fruiting to promote a growth ush. Your tree should be putting out new growth in August. Do not tip prune branches after August. Another ush may occur mid October through mid November. Withholding water in winter may help the tree go into a dormant period. Januarys cold weather should signal the tree to set buds. The most popular varieties grown in South Florida are the Brewster, the Hak Ip, and the Mauritius. Trees are usually propagated by air-layering as they do not graft easily. Seedling trees are highly variable, and seeds remain viable only a few hours after removal from the fruit. Fresh lychees will keep in the refriger ator up to three weeks. Lychees may be frozen whole in the shell. Flavor is best when they are eaten before completely defrosted. Enjoy lychees out of hand, or combine with other tropical fruits such as papaya and pineapple. Nuts enhance the avor of lychees; try pecans, pistachios or macadamia nuts. Whipped cream or cream cheese and crystallized ginger or fresh mint also compliment the avor of lychees. For more about lychee and recipe ideas, see www.lycheesonline.com.Florida lychees in season nowOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke aandksmoke@gmail.com PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (BARRY FITZGERALD USDA)Lychee is a handsome tree with dark green glossy leaves. New growth is red tinged, and the tree is even more attractive when covered with clusters of tiny, yellowish-green owers. It is most spectacular when fruiting. The round-topped and slow-growing tree has smooth, gray, bark. PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (PEGGY GREB USDA)Lychee fruits are round to oval or heart shaped and about 1 1/2 inches long. The outer skin or pericarp has a rough bumpy texture and may be light green, yellow, pink or red. The edible portion is the translucent white or pinkish aril that surrounds the seed. The fruit has the consistency of a grape with a sweet subacid avor. K and J Homegrown Produce has lychees in stock now. rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50471422 OrTAMD{ E Cypress St .r o vdAl krDZDr. Laura DeStefano' Hickory StLewellyn CasselsARNP

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The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 19 | Arcadian to produce. In 2012, Florida was the seventh largest state exporter of agricultural products, sending the majority of exports to Canada, the Netherlands, the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic and Panama. Produce accounts for more than $500 million of the total agricultural exports in Florida. These exports help diversify Floridas economy and contribute to an already positive balance of trade. Unsurprisingly, citrus is one of Floridas highest produced crops. Florida oranges and grapefruits exceed 65 percent of the total U.S. production. However, Florida is the nations leader in production of many other types of produce, including squash, snap beans, cucumbers, fresh sweet corn and watermelons. These Florida-grown fresh fruits and vegetables provide healthy food for families and provide jobs for agricultural producers, for food processors, and transporters in our state and those who export Florida crops, said Jerry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of the TaxWatch Center for Competitive Florida.ECONOMYFROM PAGE 17 For those of you that have visited the ofces of the DeSoto Sun Herald and The Arcadian recently, you may have noticed a new face in the front ofce. As of June 1st, Joe Gallimore was promoted to general manager, replacing Donna Thomas. My goal as general manager is to ensure that we provide coverage for our local community. We want to inform our customers of what is happening within our community, and what they have requested is more local news. I will strive to see that this happens and I will do everything within my power to continuously improve the Herald and The Arcadian.THIS WEEKFROM PAGE 9 adding wording to the bylaws to allow Nathan to serve until 2016. So at the annual meeting we can Mickey Mouse the bylaws to t our interpretation? So we can Mickey Mouse it and change his term back to 2016? Im not sure I like the term Mickey Mouse, Collins responded. Well, its my term and Im not talking to you directly, Im talking to the board, he said. So were going to Mickey Mouse it at that meeting, am I right? Is that what were saying? No, were saying Dr. Nathan is going to remain on until January, and at the annual meeting in January we will address another appointee, Board Chair Janie Watson said. Presilla hastily stuffed some documents into a manila envelope, stood up and said, If you all want me to Ill make it real easy for all of you, Im done. And Im not Dr. Nathan, I wont be back. This is Mickey Mouse, what you all are doing is Mickey Mouse. As Presilla was leaving, Knoche rolled his eyes and smirked. Presilla turned to face Knoche. Do you nd that funny, Don? Presilla asked. No, I dont think its funny, he responded. Well, youre smiling so that makes you all happy; have a blast, all of you, Presilla said. He then left the room, telling Sica hed have his resignation letter Monday. Presilla has not responded to multiple attempts by the Arcadian for comment. As of press time, DMH CEO Vince Sica said the hospital had not received Presillas resignation letter. Until then, he is still considered a board member according to DMHs bylaws. The hospital plans to address the issue at a July 31 special meeting.Board nixes hiring PR agencyIn other business, the board told Sica it was against hiring a public relations agency to help DMH gain public support in its efforts to get voter approval on a proposed half-cent sales tax this November. I think hiring someone would backre because wed have to spend money when were in the process of asking for it, Waters said. Sica also recognized the hospitals Home Health Department for receiving perfect scores during a recent Agency for Health Care Administration survey, commenting he could not remember a time when ACHA staff had found no deciencies during a survey. They were here for nearly three days, and I want to recognize Diana Jones and QUITSFROM PAGE 1her staff for the fantastic work they do for us, he said. Home Health staff in attendance at the meeting included Maurine Ricewick, Winston Carlton and Melissa Fry. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFDrain and cover in mosquito seasonThe Florida Department of Health reminds residents and visitors that it is important to Drain and Cover. The department encourages everyone to take simple precautions to protect themselves and their neighbors from mosquito-borne illnesses which have received increased attention recently in Florida. A simple and easy way to prevent mosquito-borne illnesses is to follow the drain and cover method, said Dr. Celeste Philip, deputy secretary for Health. Drain water from any containers around your home, cover your skin with clothing and mosquito repellent and cover doors and windows with screen to keep mosquitoes out of your home or business. Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, ower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected. Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that arent being used. Empty and clean birdbaths and pets water bowls at least once or twice a week. Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that dont accumulate water. Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use. Cover skin with clothing or repellent. Clothing: Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present. Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, and IR3535 are effective. Use mosquito netting to protect children under 2. Cover doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house. 50471409 In accordance with sector 116.21, Florida Statute, the following unclaimed inmate monies are being held by the DeSoto County Sheriffs Office: Inactive Inmates With Available Funds Booking ID Inmate Funds Avail. Fund Release Date 6208 Young, Travis R. $0.03 6/18/2014 676 Wolfe, Corry $1.03 6/18/2014 9304 Vesh, Ryan V. $0.20 6/18/2014 15485 Veasquez, Isaias $3.44 6/18/2014 15213 Valleza, Ruben $33.53 6/18/2014 548 Valencia, Juan C. $3.76 6/18/2014 15231 Valasquez, Raul $40.44 6/18/2014 145 Smith, Alan $20.00 6/18/2014 15129 Singer, Nicholas J. $0.02 6/18/2014 15695 Simons, Adia M. $0.54 6/18/2014 2828 Shook, Keenan $0.01 6/18/2014 1119 Santiago, Jose $0.24 6/18/2014 9929 Sanchez, Leonardo $0.28 6/18/2014 3446 Ruiz, Luis A. $0.25 6/18/2014 15595 Rogers, Enoch H. $15.75 6/18/2014 844 Rivera, Jamie A. $0.64 6/18/2014 15950 Ramirez, Luis $0.10 6/18/2014 15282 Prado, Miguel $3.75 6/18/2014 9618 Pelham, Jamie L. $0.67 6/18/2014 276 Payne, James $172.18 6/18/2014 15443 Orshal, Jesse J. $0.67 6/18/2014 549 Orman, Van A. $10.00 6/18/2014 6884 Nunez Padron, Maiximo $10.75 6/18/2014 5006 Noles, William $2.36 6/18/2014 15571 Nguyen, Sang D. $0.76 6/18/2014 1764 Morales, Jose $0.20 6/18/2014 666 Mooney, Nathan J. $5.31 6/18/2014 14098 Montelongo, Teodulo V. $27.00 6/18/2014 7736 Miranda, Mariano $1.37 6/18/2014 103 Mercer, James $18.99 6/18/2014 101 Mejia, Benjamin $0.13 6/18/2014 99 McLemore, Mark $5.23 6/18/2014 3842 Maybell, David T. $0.05 6/18/2014 15426 Masters, Robert J. $17.19 6/18/2014 1501 Lopez, Priniano G. $37.66 6/18/2014 15208 Lael, Noe $9.70 6/18/2014 2625 Kovach, Michele L. $7.30 6/18/2014 8448 Koenes, TJ $0.11 6/18/2014 2001 Kersey, Vicki A. $13.03 6/18/2014 6922 Johnson, Eric R. $0.01 6/18/2014 1198 Johnson, Corey $0.80 6/18/2014 593 Jiminez, Freddie $2.02 6/18/2014 1002 Hood, Joshua I. $6.00 6/18/2014 9790 Herbert, Joseph R. $0.20 6/18/2014 1024 Hallman, Richard $0.25 6/18/2014 378 Guitierrez, Roberto $0.25 6/18/2014 1978 Guitierrez, Juan $13.48 6/18/2014 15088 Gomez, Jesus A. $0.40 6/18/2014 15368 Garcia, Yunior G. $212.79 6/18/2014 12080 Garcia, Maximiliano $1.18 6/18/2014 15199 Garcia, Chester $66.05 6/18/2014 15432 Finch, Thomas L. $26.00 6/18/2014 2007 Eldridge, Raymond D. $0.93 6/18/2014 12078 Eifrid, Edward $0.32 6/18/2014 6968 Donovan, Michael C. $33.21 6/18/2014 630 Domingo, Jorge $5.00 6/18/2014 9835 Domingo, Agusto P. $0.01 6/18/2014 1448 Delosantos, Joel $11.00 6/18/2014 15273 Crider, Kelly S. $0.24 6/18/2014 6775 Cortez Ruiz, Hector R. $153.50 6/18/2014 15148 Ceballos, Louis A. $170.00 6/18/2014 15541 Carpented, Cheryl N. $24.00 6/18/2014 3240 Calhoun, Terrence D. $0.29 6/18/2014 7385 Bustos, Antonio H. $1.55 6/18/2014 2865 Burnes, Martione L. $0.68 6/18/2014 15470 Boatright, James V. $3.83 6/18/2014 5045 Barron, Alonzo M. $8.60 6/18/2014 14096 Aubry, Wade J. $16.94 6/18/2014 373 Andablo, Ismeal $30.00 6/18/2014 6219 Alfaro-Ascenio, Edy $5.00 6/18/2014 1365 Alderman, Gary $1.18 6/18/2014 15497 Aguilar, Roberto H. $2.47 6/18/2014 These monies will be forfeited to the County Fine and Forfeiture Fund unless persons having interest file a written claim with the DeSoto County Sheriffs Office on or before September 1, 2013. Unless claims are filed by William P. Wise Sheriff DeSoto County, Florida 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. 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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 SKILLED TRADES2050 IMMEDIA TE OPENING BACKHOE OPERATOR 1 for dirt crew experience in lake excavation 1 for water, sewer & storm pipe installation TAILMAN For pipe crew FINISH DOZER OPER. exp. in finishing lake slopes LOADER OPERATOR expd in clearing and burning For well-established construction company providing excellent pay and benefits. Please apply in person at 3801 North Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234. Or send resume to: JobsAtDerr@gmail.com EOE/DFWP INVITATION TO BID3114 INVITATION TO BID NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN on this 2nd day of July, 2014, that the City of Arcadia, Florida, hereinafter called the OWNER, will r eceive sealed proposals (bids) for the McSwain Park Impr ove ments Phase I at the office of the City Administrator, at the Way Building, 23 North Polk Avenue, INVITATION TO BID3114 Arcadia, FL 34266 until 2:00 p.m. on the 31st day of July, 2014, and then at said office publicly opened and read aloud. Said bids shall conform to and be r esponsive to the Contract Documents for the McSwain Park Impr ovements Phase I and must be accompanied by the security r eferred to therein. There will be a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting held July 15, 2014, at the Way Building, 23 North Polk Ave., Arcadia, Florida, main conference room, at 10:00 a.m. All questions about the meaning/intent of the contract documents must be submitted in writing, by 5:00 p.m., July 24, 2014 to Ashley Miele, PE., J&A Associates, 4900 Manatee Ave. W, Ste. 203, Bradenton, FL 34209 or by e-mail to ashley.miele@jaassociates.com Questions will be answered in accordance with article 5 of the instructions to bidders. Copies of the Contract Documents are on file and may examined at the Way Building at the address as noted above. Electronic copies in pdf format on CD may be purchased through contacting the City of Arcadia by payment of $50.00 (non-refundable, no cash is allowed) which will be sent to the address r equested by overnight mail. Bidders are to supply address, contact name, and phone number along with payment to receive the documents. Each bid or proposal shall be made out or submitted on a form furnished as part of the Contract Documents, and must be accompanied by a cashiers check, or certified check, or a bidders bond in the amount specified in the Bid Form, made payable to the order of, or for the benefit of, the OWNER, as the case my be. Said check or bond shall be given as guarantee that the bidder will enter into a contract with the OWNER if awarded the work, and will be declared forfeited if the successful bidder refused to enter into said contract. The OWNER reserves the right to r eject any and all bids and to waive any and all irregularity in any bid. BY ORDER OF THE CITY ADMINISTRATOR OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA Dated: July 1, 2014 By: Thomas P. Slaughter PUBLISHED 07/03/14 114862 3060011 NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 NOTICE OFACTION3116 SAC ROAD, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if 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 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, includin g dismissal or strikin g of NOTICE OFACTION3116 pleadings. Dated June 6, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Marlene Harris Deputy Clerk Published 6/12/14, 6/19/14, 6/26/14 & 7/3/14 131159 3049911 NOTICE 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 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 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 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 PA RTICULARLY 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 proNOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 vision 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 NeedanewRide? FinditintheClassifieds! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2014 CA 000064 SYNOVUS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. BEAR RUN, INC., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure entered on June 25, 2014 in the above-referenced matter pending in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266 at 11:00 a.m. on August 7, 2014, the following property described below, situated in DeSoto County, Florida, as set forth in the Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure: THE PHYSICAL ADDRESS IS: 10604 County Road 761 Arcadia, Florida 34269 DESCRIPTION OF THE REAL PROPERTY: COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 89 E ALONG NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 24, 300.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 395.81 FEET; THENCE S 00 W AND PARALLEL TO WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 24, 2126.81 FEET TO NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF COUNTY ROAD C-761 (FORMERLY STATE ROAD NO. 761); THENCE N 50 W ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY, 506.86 FEET; THENCE N 00 E AND PARALLEL TO WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, 1810.78 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person who is 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. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863) 993-4876, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. DATED this 27th day of June 2014. ADAMS and REESE LLP 1515 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 700 Sarasota, Florida 34236 Phone: (941) 316-7600 Fax: (941) 316-7676 Primary e-mail address: dan.guarnieri@arlaw.com Secondary e-mail address: helen.wood@arlaw.com Counsel for Plaintiff By: Daniel C. Guarnieri Florida Bar No. 914401 Published 7/3/14 & 7/10/14 368980 3059140 A "Serving DeSolo Count since 1887'CAD'IA NLo,aO,0,IMOOOOOOOOOO IIWJIII**4WA*O*AllllWOOOOOOOOOO

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The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian 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 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); 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 TENA NT #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 A LONG 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, A r cadia, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN A ND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: 14-2009-CA-001196 U.S BANK, N.A. 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, CREDINOTICE OFSALE3130 TORS, 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. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated 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, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 6/26/14 7/3/14 371435 3056326 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 OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14-2010-CA-000284-CAAX-MA CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ASSAD SHAH; SILVIA SHAH; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID 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 NOTICE OFSALE3130 AGAINST 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 ACRES SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 9 AND RERECORDED IN PLAT BOOK C-5, P AGE 69, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, 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 Classified = Sales 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. 14-2010-CA-000965-CAAX-MA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. GARY D. WYNN, JR.; SHELLY M. WYNN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID 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); 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: LOT 11, BLOCK 20, KING AND BAKER SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 105 AND IN PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 63, INCLUDING ANY REVERSIONARY INTEREST IN THE ALLEYWAY ADJOINING THERETO BY VACATION OF ALLEYWAY AS SHOWN IN O.R. BOOK 115, PAGE 215, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID INTEREST IN THE ALLEYWAY ABOVE DESCRIBED BEING: TO CENTERLINE OF ALLEYWAY ADJACENT TO THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 11. TOGETHER WITH A 1983 SINGLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN# EG03962A. To include a: 1983 NOVA VIN EG03962A 0020840839 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 August 7, 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. W itness, my hand and seal of this court on the 1st day of July, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By B. Wynn Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive T ampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff 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. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013-CA-000298 IBERIABANK, successor in interest to CENTURY BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, v. WHITFIELD INVESTMENT COMPANY and COASTAL FINANCIAL PA RTNERS, INC., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Amended Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure Nunc Pro Tunc to September 4, 2013, in Case Number 13 CA 298, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, the clerk shall offer for sale the property, situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: The North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida, less road right-of-way. NOTICE OFSALE3130 T ogether with: The South 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 and the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 and the North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida. T ogether with: That part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida, lying East of SE Townsend Avenue. (collectively hereinafter the Real Property, Mortgaged Property, Land or Premises) T ogether with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments, appurtenances, privileges, rights, interests dower, reversions, remainders and easements thereunto appertaining. T ogether with all of the following, r eferred to as the (Mortgaged Property): A. All structures and improvements on the Property. B. All right, title and interest to the minerals, soil, flowers, shrubs, crops, trees, timber, emblements and other products on, under or above the Real Property, or any part or parcel thereof. C. All of Mortgagors right, title, interest and privileges arising under all contracts and permits entered into or obtained in connection with the development or operation of the Real Property, including by way of example and not in limitation: all development and construction permits, approvals, resolutions, variances, licenses, and franchises granted by municipal, county, state and federal governmental authorities, or any of their respective agencies; all architectural, engineering, and construction contracts; all drawings, plans, specifications and plats; and all contracts and agreements for the furnishing of utilities. D. All of Mortgagors interest in all utility security deposits or bonds deposited in connection with the Real Property. E. All of Mortgagors interest as lessor in and to all leases or r ental arrangements affecting all or any part of the Real Property and all other rents and profits derived from the Real Property, all income or proceeds from development of or economic activity upon any part of the Real Property. F. All of Mortgagors interest in and to any and all contracts and agreements for the sale of the Real Property, or any part thereof or any interest therein, all interest in and right to earnest money deposits made upon such contracts and agreements. G. All land improvements to and upon the Real Property, including water, sanitary and storm sewer systems, and all related equipment and appurtenances thereto, located in, upon, over or under the Real Property. H. All machinery, apparatus, equipment, fittings, and fixtures, whether actually or constructively attached to the Real Property, and all trade, domestic, and ornamental fixtures and articles of personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever located in, upon, over or under the Real Property, or any part thereof, and used or usable in connection with any operation or development of the Real Property, and owned or acquired, including by way of example and not in limitation: heating, air conditioning, freezing, lighting, laundry, incinerating, and power equipment, engines, pipes, wells, water filtering systems and softening devices, water heaters, pumps, tanks, and motors; all swimming pools and appurtenances thereto; all electrical and plumbing installations; all furniture, furnishings, wall and floor coverings, blinds, elevators, appliances, television antennas and cables, storm and screen windows and doors, and lighting fixtures; all building materials and equipment delivered to the Real Property or stored at an off-site location which are intended to be installed on the Real Property. I. All right, title and interest in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing, or to accrue under any and all insurance policies which covers all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; all payments received NOTICE OFSALE3130 under warranties applicable to all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; and any other amounts r eceived in satisfaction of claims for defects in all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property. T ogether with all leases and other tenant arrangements which may affect all or any portion of the property and all rents, income and profits arising from the Lease(s) and any and all other r ents, income or profits for the use and occupancy of the Property by any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity from whatever source derived. T ogether with all the third party contract rights, security deposits, r ents, revenues of any kind or nature, issues, profits and insurance proceeds arising from the Property, all leases affecting the Property and all contracts and contract rights relative to the sale of any portion of the Property. T ogether with All machinery, apparatus, equipment, fittings, fixtures, whether actually or constructively attached to the Property and including all trade, domestic and ornamental fixtures and articles of personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever located in, upon or under the Property including but not limited to all heating, air conditioning, freezing, lighting, laundry, incinerating and power equipment, engines, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conduits, switchboards, plumbing, lifting, cleaning, fire prevention, fire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating and communications apparatus, boilers, ranges, furnaces, oil burners or units thereof, appliances, air-cooling and air-conditioning apparatus, vacuum cleaning systems, elevators, escalators, shades, awnings, screens, storm doors and windows, stoves, wall beds, refrigerators, attached cabinets, partitions, ducts and compressors, rugs and carpets, draperies, furniture and furnishings, together with all building materials and equipment delivered to the Property and intended to be installed therein, including but not limited to lumber, plaster, cement, shingles, roofing, plumbing, fixtures, pipe, lath, wall board, cabinets, nails, sinks, toilets, furnaces, heaters, brick, tile, water heaters, screens, window frames, glass doors, flooring, paint, lighting fixtures, and unattached refrigerating, cooking, heating and ventilating appliances and equipment and intangible property; together with all proceeds, additions and accessions thereto and replacements thereof, including after acquired property. All of the water, sanitary and storm sewer systems located in, upon or under the Property, including but not limited to all water mains, service laterals, hydrants, valves and appurtenances, and all sanitary sewer lines, including mains, laterals, manholes and appurtenances. All rights, title and interest in and to the materials, soil, flowers, shrubs, crops, tree, timber and other emblements in, upon or under the Property. All paving for streets, roads, walkways or entrance ways owned and located on the Property. All interest as lessor in and to all leases or rental arrangements of the Property, or any part thereof, made and entered into, and in and to all leases or rental arrangements made and entered into, together with all rents and payments in lieu of rents, together with any and all guaranties of such leases or rental arrangements and including all security deposits and advance rentals, and any and all assignments of r ent with respect to the Property or any part thereof. Any and all awards or payments, including interest thereon, and the right to receive the same, as a r esult of (a) the exercise or the right of eminent domain, (b) the alteration of the grade of any street, or (c) any other injury to, taking of or decrease in the value of the Property. All of the right, title and interest in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing or to accrue under any and all insurance policies provided pursuant to the terms of the security agreements, and all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to (a) the Property herein, or (b) r ents, revenues, income, profits or proceeds from leases, franchises, concessions or licenses C00 0

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 NOTICE OFSALE3130 of or on any part of the Property. All contracts and contract rights of Debtor arising from contracts entered into in connection with development, construction upon or operation of the Property, and all of Debtors right, title and interest in and to any and all governmental licenses, permits, approvals, allocations and similar matters and documents obtained in connection with said development, construction and operation of the Property. All right, title and interest in and to any trade names, names of business or fictitious names of any kind used in conjunction with the operation of any business or endeavor located on the Property. All of Debtors interest in all utility security deposits or bonds with r espect to the Property or any part or parcel thereof. at Public Sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the south courthouse steps, Desoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 am on the 7th day of August, 2014. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: June 19, 2014. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP 240 South Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34230 (941) 366-6660 (941) 366-3999 facsimile Primary E-mail: cvanhise@slk-law.com Secondary E-mail: flayler@slk-law.com Secondary E-mail: srobinson@slk-law.com Attorneys for Plaintiff By /s/Christian T. Van Hise Florida Bar No. 0058459 NOTICE: IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DESOTO COUNTY JURY OFFICE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, (863) 9934876, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS DOCUMENT; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. Published 6/26/14 & 7/3/14 274145 3056232 INTENTTO CONSIDER ORDINANCES3137 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. 1000 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA; RELATING TO THE PROVISION OF FIRE RESCUE SERVICES, F ACILITIES, AND PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE INCORPORATED AREAS OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA; AUTHORIZING THE IMPOSITION AND COLLECTION OF FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENTS AGAINST PROPERTY; PROVIDING CERT AIN DEFINITIONS INCLUDING A DEFINITION FOR THE TERM FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENT; ESTABLISHING A PROCEDURE FOR IMPOSING FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING THAT FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENTS CONSTITUTE A LIEN ON ASSESSED PROPERTY UPON ADOPTION OF ASSESSMENT ROLL; PROVIDING THAT THE LIEN FOR A FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENT COLLECTED PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 197.3632 AND 197.3635, INTENTTO CONSIDER ORDINANCES3137 FLORIDA STATUTES, UPON PERFECTION SHALL ATTACH TO THE PROPERTY ON THE PRIOR JANUARY 1, THE LIEN DATE FOR AD VALOREM T AXES; PROVIDING THAT A PERFECTED LIEN SHALL BE EQUAL IN RANK AND DIGNITY WITH THE LIENS OF ALL STATE, COUNTY, DISTRICT, OR MUNICIPAL TAXES AND ASSESSMENTS AND SUPERIOR IN DIGNITY TO ALL OTHER PRIOR LIENS, TO ALL OTHER PRIOR LIENS, MORTGAGES, TITLES, AND CLAIMS; AUTHORIZING THE IMPOSITION OF INTERIM ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING AUTHORIZATION FOR EXEMPTIONS AND HARDSHIP ASSISTANCE; PROVIDING A PROCEDURE FOR THE COLLECTION OF FIRE RESCUE ASSESSMENTS; PROVIDING FOR A MECHANISM FOR THE IMPOSITION OF ASSESSMENTS ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY; 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: July 3, 2014 114862 3059914 GET RESULTS USE CLASSIFIED! 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.999 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, AMENDING CHAPTER 2, ARTICLE V, DIVISION 2, POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM, OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA; AMENDING SECTION 2-181, DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISION; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING FOR 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: July 3, 2014 114862 3059907 INTENTTO CONSIDER ORDINANCES3137 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. 1001 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE CREATION AND OPERATION OF A STORMWATER UTILITY; MAKING FINDINGS; CREATING SECTIONS 83-1 THROUGH 8315; PROVIDING FOR FINDINGS AND PURPOSE; PROVIDING DEFINITIONS; CREATING THE CITY STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM; CREATING BENEFIT AREA(S); PROVIDING FOR A STORMWATER UTILITY ASSESSMENT AND RATE RESOLUTION; PROVIDING FOR PREPARATION AND CERTIFICATION OF THE ANNUAL STORMWATER UTILITY ASSESSMENT ROLL TO THE TAX COLLECTOR; SETTING FORTH A METHOD OF COLLECTION OF ANNUAL STORMWATER UTILITY ASSESSMENT; PERMITTING A SEPARATELY PREPARED ANNUAL STORMWATER UTILITY ASSESSMENT NOTICE; PROVIDING FOR THE CORRECTION OF ERRORS AND OMISSIONS, ADJUSTMENTS, AND PETITION TO THE CITY COUNCIL; DESCRIBING THE PROCESS FOR THE CORRECTION OF THE FAILURE TO INCLUDE REAL PROPERTY ON ANNUAL STORMWATER UTILITY ASSESSMENT ROLL; SETTING FORTH A POLICY RELATING TO THE APPLICATION OF AN ANNUAL STORMWATER UTILITY ASSESSMENT TO GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES; SETTING FORTH A POLICY RELATING TO THE APPLICABILITY OF STORMWATER UTILITY ASSESSMENTS TO T AX EXEMPT REAL PROPERTY; PROVIDING FOR A STORMWATER UTILITY FUND; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND INTERPRETATION; REPEALING ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS INCONSISTENT HEREWITH 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: July 3, 2014 114862 3059919 OTHER NOTICES3138 SURPLUS STATE LAND BID #DSL-BID-14-015 Desoto County 500 +/acres 5847 SE Highway 31, Arcadia, FL 34266 S 27 & 34, T 38 South, R 25 E For a complete package and terms call T om Karpenske, Licensed Real Estate Broker (813) 273-8437 or visit http://www.dep.state.fl.us/land s/bu y _bid.htm OTHER NOTICES3138 Bid Deadline is July 24, 2014, 12:00 noon, EDT COMPUTERSERVICE5053 P .C. SolutionsComputer repairs, sales, networking, Dell Registered Patner 863-491-0497 mike@pcsolutionsco.com WINDOWREPAIR5226 All Phases of Glass Work Commercial & Residentail Mobile Auto Glass We will come to you! DeSoto Glass & Mirror 863-494-2683 MISCELLANEOUS5230 BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE 863-375-4056 Selling something for $500 or less? Advertise it in the Arcadian for FREE! Call Jackie 863-494-2434 orjbierman@sun-herald.com PT. CHARLOTTE/DEEP CREEK GARAGE SALES6006 FRISAT 7: 30 23489 Junction, off Blazer a t Midway. ESTATE SALE Antiqu e dolls, doll clothes, toy trains, furn., glassware, pictures, large display case and more! HOUSEHOLD GOODS6030 KITCHEN AID Coffee Maker $30 863-375-2242 FURNITURE6035 5 PCS WHITE METAL Patio set with cushions $125 863-4941171 METAL TABLE White leaf design. 32x48 glass top w/4 chairs. $85 863-494-3011 MATTRESS AND Box. New will sell $100 941-629-5550 BED, QUEEN Mattress and Box Brand New will sell. $175 Also have KING. 941-629-5550 DROP LEAF TABLE with 2 chairs $125 863-494-1171 TV/STEREO/RADIO6040 SONY SURROUND Sound system. Call Jacque $100 863-4448723 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 APPLE MONITOR Large Flat screen, like new. $200 Call 863832-2801 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 ANTIQUE DRESSER w/ mirror $160 863-494-3258 MUSICAL6090 MACKIE POWERED PA mixer w/Peavy speakers. $500 863558-7798 FENDERSTEEL GUITAR Vintage. Exc cond. Original case included $350 863-993-3269 EXERCISE/ FITNESS6128 ELLIPTICAL MACHINE Workout. Call Jacque $100 863-444-8723 HEALTHRIDER Softstrider folding treadmill $150 Call 941-6391517 FIREARMS6131 RUGER DIRTY HARRY 44 magnum. 10 barrel Super Black Hawk w/50 shells $500 Call Ray. 941-539-2301 Remington, 16 ga. Model 11-48 28 w/poly choke $275 941-2352500 FIREARMS ACCESSORIES6132 .308 AMMUNITION 100 rounds $65, 200 rounds $125 863-5581226 BICYCLES/ TRICYCLES6135 LADIES BIKE 26, like new. $55 863-832-2801 ELECTRIC PRESSURE Washer $65 863-832-2801 LAWN & GARDEN6160 BOLENS 11hp Heavy Duty riding mower. 42 deck $450 772-3705518 CRAFTSMAN MOWER 21hp 42 cut $450 863-494-3652 SEARS PUSHMOWER $150 863-558-7798 OLDER GRAZER 0 turn mower 50 18hp Kohler $400 863-4943652 LIVESTOCK6235 HORSE BOARDING V ery affordable, one spot open. Call for details 863-491-5524 APPLIANCES6250 WASHER heavy duty, large capacity, good condition $150 863-558-1306 GAS STOVE oven black like new $230 863-558-1306 ELECTRIC STOVE Oven $150 863-558-1306 STACKABLE WASHER and Dryer Clean conditions $375 863-558-1306 MICROWAVE Small, like new $40 863-832-2801 DRYER $50 863-993-0775 MISCELLANEOUS6260 34 OLD Pennies Collector 1909 $300 for set 863-832-2801 5 HPHONDA side shaft from pressure washer. Runs good $40 772-370-5518 PHOENIX BICYCLE Classic Mens 26. Was in storage 30+ yrs. Valued at $700, asking $400 863-491-5523 MISCELLANEOUS6260 OAK WOOD load already cut $100 863-832-2801 QUILTS for sale $125 863-9902400 ROOM AIRPURIFIER Honeywell pure HEPA filter, like new. $35 863-993-0275 FENTON RUFFLED satin glass footed compote bowl. Hand painted & signed MINT! $25 941-6391517 AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 AUTO PARTS/ ACCESSORIES7270 FUEL TANK 100 gallon diamond plate. $500 Call 863-244-4816 TIRES Four 195-65R15 $25ea. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian bang and there is music and fun and laughter, plus there are many smiling faces and incredible sights to behold. And before we know it, the parade has gone by us and is fading down the block when we realize not only just how quickly it went by us, but also how precious it was. We all have something to celebrate, no matter what stage or age of life were in and no matter whats going on with us we all have things and people in our lives to be thankful for. And so my thought is that were halfway through a year and may want to see our lifes parade as halfway over. That means not only standing on the sidewalk and waving at life as it passes by, but stepping off the curb and marching along with it as well. Wave and smile. Sing and shout. Step lively. Let your spirit dance and be seen by all as you celebrate being alive and having the freedom to do so. You might be surprised at how many people see you pass by and want to join in with you. And that is all part of the celebration living out loud and marching to the drum of your choice, while contributing to the joy we share as grateful Americans. God bless America, and God bless us all. Have a safe, joyful, grateful Fourth!GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 and more facts is what should rule. Do your home work and be able to defend it and change your mind when you can not. Be a leader by acting like a leader by being fair and uniform in your decisions. Good luck to all. Candidates, you may start your engines. Maurice BrownAppreciate our great hospitalEditor: I entered DeSoto Memorial Hospital, I stayed four days and again I was greeted with all smiles. All the nurses started their jobs very orderly while they were busy. Jason and Maria were so kind to me, and also Sylvia; then there was Doris, Valerie, John, Becky, Lois, Pal, Peggy, Amber, Christine and Todd. In the kitchen those folks work so hard and they make the most delicious meals three times a day. People love the meals but most people never thank them. So the workers hope and pray the meals came out good. I want to mention my wonderful Doctor DeRay. This special man gets right into your problems and in no time I felt much better. Thank you, Dr. DeRay. Now for the nurses. Cherrie, Angia, Tanessa, Laura, Melinda, Araceli, Rayna, Dakota. We did have some laughter and thats a positive feeing. And thats how it should be. Laughter is the best medicine. I have been in many hospitals. None of them compare with DeSoto Memorial. I want to tell the town how blessed everyone is. You are all blessed to have the best of doctors, nurses, kitchen cooks, the cleaning ladies, you will never find another like DeSoto Memorial Hospital. On the third floor they have the SLIP program. It is for anyone. The bus will pick you up and there is a snack, and at lunch we have a beautiful meal. Dont be afraid. We have laughter. Thanks again to everyone helping me.Jane Morlock ArcadiaDont settle for less than the bestEditor: There was a time, not so long ago, that I was proud to tell people that I am from Arcadia home of the Arcadia Rodeo, The Grandaddy of em All, twice a year; the Watermelon Festival; The Best Little Town in Florida; the antiques mecca; stately, well cared-for historical homes; acres and acres of beautiful orange groves; vast expanses of pastureland with well cared-for cattle and beautiful horses; a beautiful, well equipped hospital facility; locally owned and operated businesses with friendly shopkeepers; and yes, a state prison facility, juvenile justice facility and mental health facility. These days are gone. Our assets are gone. Some due to no fault of our own, some due to individual neglect, some due to governmental interfer ence, some due to mass apathy. Dont citizens even care anymore about being the laughingstock of the rest of the state? It is hard to accept that the citizens of this city are willing to accept what other cities throw out. I am speaking of the new City Administrator; the police officer dismissed from another city and welcomed with open arms here by a friend who put him in an administrative position within the city government which now has been increased to two administrative positions. What is wrong with the people here? Have we no pride left? Do you consider yourself a second-class citizen? Then why are you willing to settle for anything less than the best possible? And settle is just exactly what we have done.Jackie Scogin ArcadiaLETTERSFROM PAGE 4 We think childrens safety has to be of paramount importance. If other baseball leagues dont want to come here because our policies are too strict, question whether we want to send our children to elds where they are less attentive to the dangers of lightning. BOCC is following the recommendations of the National Weather Service in requiring fields to be cleared when the alarm sounds and for 30 minutes after the last lightning strike. [See related story on page 5] People asked the county to install the lightning detection system. They heard us, and they installed it. What use does it serve if people now want to circumvent it? Given the prevalence of lightning here, caution is essential. Even if its a bit inconvenient, and even if an individuals risk of being struck by lightning is low, its simply not worth chancing it. Our children are too precious to put at such risk when it is so easy to take the recommended precautions.OUR VIEWFROM PAGE 4 Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. 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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 3, 2014 The Arcadian will be holding a candidate forum/town hall meeting Monday, July 7 from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held in the Commission Chambers (Room 103) of the DeSoto County Administrative Building, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia. The forum will include candidates running for DeSoto County Commissioner and DeSoto County School Board. The event will include a five-minute opening statement by each candidate followed by questions from the evenings moderator, Arcadian Editor Susan Hoffman. Members of the public will have an opportunity to ask questions of the candidates as well, followed by a short meet-and-greet following the event. We hope to see as many DeSoto County residents in attendance as possible; an educated voter is an empowered one! For more information or questions regarding the forum, contact Susan Hoffman or Arcadian Assistant Editor Steve Bauer at 863-494-0300. Below are the primary races and candidates for each contest: School Board District 1 Dr. Roosevelt Johnson Daniel Via BOCC District 2 James Mike Hall Jim Selph Virginia Algar (write-in candidate; will challenge primary winner in Novembers general election) School Board District 5 Ronny Allen Maria Moreno BOCC District 4 Elton Langford Chris Stephens 50471256 oinzCOUNTSVOTE VOTEVOTE