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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, July 17, 2014 24 pages / 50 cents500MILE RIDE FUNDRAISERRiders take on 12 hour journey for Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall.PAGE 16 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 NOT MAKING THE GRADE: DeSoto schools earn low marks in last FCAT .................................... 3 INCOMPETENT: Court rules Wallace not able to stand trial over Hope .................................... 8 TEDDYS NEW HOME: Black bear takes up residence in DeSoto ............................................ 11 INSIDE Like us on Facebook Last week, Links2Success hosted its second Youth Leadership & Career Conference at the DeSoto campus of South Florida State College. The confer ence is an educational and interactive program for 7th and 8th grade DeSoto Middle School students. One of the program goals is to provide career learning experiences and develop leadership skills before students enter high school. This was accomplished through a week-long conference lled with specialized tours and education by local businesses, community leaders and educational institutions. Students were selected for the program through an application process. They were required to be students attending school in Desoto, have at least a 2.5 GPA and be involved in their local community and/or school. A signicant focus is on preparation for the students future by learning about their local community and post-secondary educational opportunities. I learned about different types of careers and information that I need to know for the future, especially for things like dual enrollment for college, said student John Sanders. As part of the program, students had hands-on experience in careers such agriculture, art, education, banking, healthcare, STEM, judicial, correction al, public safety and more. Throughout the week, they met with working professionals, local and state elected ofcials and were able to ask questions about necessary education, salary, and skills. This camp is amazing! said Erin Kinkelly. We went on an airboat ride and it was the rst time Ive ever been on one. You get to learn so much about this town, all of the jobs and all of the people who work here and make it thrive. Kinkelly was a participant in the rst class and was selected this year to return as a junior counselor. Its just so amazing, fun and spectacular. As part of the conference students were required to participate in a community service project with Habitat for Humanity and work with the DeSoto Links 2 Success hosts second Youth Leadership programBy ASHLEY COONE LINKS2SUCCESS ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comThe 2014 Youth Leadership class of Links 2 Success at the graduation ceremony, held Saturday at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall.LINKS 2 SUCCESS | 13Students graduate from second Youth Leadership program Tuesdays City Council meeting turned into a sparring match between City Councilman Joe Fink and Gary Frierson. At issue was an email Frierson purportedly sent to former City Administrator Judith Jankosky concerning current Administrator Tom Slaughter; that email never made it to Jankosky but instead ended up in Slaughters hands. The email was a forwarded message by someone who had applied for the job ultimately awarded to Slaughter. The initial message makes sarcastic comments about Slaughter, and Frierson forwarded it to Jankoskys former city address, telling her to send this it [sic] the crew ... But because Jankosky no longer works for the city, Friersons forward apparently ended up in the dead letter file on the citys server. Thats where Slaughter reportedly found it. Councilman Joe Fink called for Frierson to be removed from the Arcadia Airport Advisory Board, as well as possible dissolution of the AAAB. His reasons, set out in a memo annexed to the agenda, said Friersons email outlines a plan to undermine the present administrator thru [sic] use of email and social media. Fink said further Frierson had undermined other city staff, council and others. Finks position is that, because the AAAB now reports directly to the Administrator, how can the Administrator trust advice offered by Frierson when he knows he and several staff members are targets with him ... Further, Fink said the AAAB ought to be dissolved or deactivated, because if Frierson is removed, only two board members are left. Instead, the Administrator can consult with Personalities clash over emailBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITORCLASH | 22 r iq1.0iL *4RCX D tAi\y e!FF7 @,052521,516211 6

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 Arcadian Publisher .............................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DESOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434tjewell@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 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. Deborah Debby Snyder, a DeSoto County School Board Member, was recognized as a Certified Board Member on June 13, in Tampa at the Annual Summer Conference sponsored by the Florida School Boards Association. Snyder earned this distinction by completing a minimum of 96 hours of training in 12 areas focusing on the governance roles and responsibilities of school board members. The Certified Board Member Program is a voluntary training program for individual school board members and is offered by the Florida School Boards Association. The Certified Board Member Program provides leadership training for school board members as they strive to enhance student learning opportunities in their communities and to advance excellence and promote equity in public education. Training topics in the CBM Program include: student learning, school finance, legislative processes, policymaking, strategic planning, school law, community involvement, advocacy for public education, diver sity, employee relations, and current trends and issues.Snyder earns certification BY FLA. SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOC. SNYDER After nearly two hours of personal insults and high tempers, cooler heads nally prevailed during last weeks rst Downtown Special Event Planning Series. The forum was intended to give downtown business owners an oppor tunity to make suggestions on how to improve Saturday events during the winter months, but was repeatedly derailed as owners and members of the Arcadia Antiques Association argued with other downtown business owners over perceived personal differences. The meeting ended on a positive note, however, when the two groups agreed to a small, face-to-face meeting July 22 to discuss specic permit concerns. City Administrator Tom Slaughter, along with Marshal Matt Anderson and Code Enforcements Carl McQuay, led the forum, asking participants to give them direction on how to resolve ongoing issues over how vendor permits are handled. Anderson said he and McQuay had heard from many downtown owners who were upset over how the AAA limits who can get an AAA permit, as well as complaints that non-licensed vendors were setting up during the AAAs fourth Saturday event, presenting a liability concern. I know there are personal sides to this, and I really dont care which direction you all go, but lets nd some common ground here, he said. I think we all agree that (the events) are good for everyone in the community; Id hate to see this all destroyed. Downtown forum makes slow progressBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORAfter much discussion, downtown owners agreed they were in favor of keeping Oak Street open during events, which several Arcadia City Council members suggested as a solution to having uninvited vendors setting up in front of a business right-of-way. The group also told Anderson they agreed that if a business chose not to participate in a weekend event, then no vendors should be allowed to set up in front of their building. Last weeks public forum gave community members an opportunity to present ideas on how to improve the winter weekend events in downtown Arcadia. Arcadia Administrator Tom Slaughter explains permitting limitations during the Special Event Planning Forum. A variety of downtown business owners were in attendance for last weeks Event Planning Forum.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comTeam Arcadia member and downtown business owner Renee Otto addresses a topic during last weeks forum.DOWNTOWN | 19 NOTICE OF MEETING DATE CHANGES AND WORKSHOP CANCELLATION The DeSoto County, Board of County Commissioners is cancelling the Workshop with the DeSoto County School Board scheduled for 10:00am on July 22, 2014, and is also rescheduling their Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Board meeting to Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 3:00pm 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. 471281 ArcadiaDowntownSpecialEventPlanningSeries PublicMeetingSchedule Thursday,July10at4:30p.m. 6:00p.m. Thursday,July24at4:30p.m. 6:00p.m. Wewanttohearfrom Makeyourvoiceheardand downtownspecialevent planningandprogramsrfr house-styleworkshoptodiscussandhearideastowardsimprovingspecialevent ntbbbrbrbfbb playanimportantroleintheCitysuccessfullyhostingnumerousspecialevents includingtheantiquefairs,farmersmarket,carshows,andholidayfestivals.r 471274 F Akc9ou
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The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian The Florida Department of Education released school grades on Friday, and the DeSoto County School Districts report card was not good. In fact, it was downright dismal. All three elementary schools received a grade of F, and DeSoto Middle School received a D. Last year, Memorial, Nocatee and West elementary schools received a grade of D (although they would have been Fs but for the DOE policy of not allowing a school to drop more than one letter grade in a year). In 2012, the three elementary schools received Cs. DeSoto Middle School received a D last year, and a C in 2012. Assistant School Superintendent Dr. Christina Britton said the 2014 scores are devastating, especially because we know how hard the students and teachers all worked this year. But she noted the overall point drops were not that dramatic: West went down 22 points and Memorial dropped 20 points, and Nocatee actually came up 20 points compared with last years scores. The middle school also had 8 points more than last year. Grades for Florida high schools, and for the district as a whole, will not be issued until later in the year. The grades are based on complex formulas that calculate performance on the controversial FCAT the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. (This is the last year for the FCAT starting with the 2014-2015 school year, a different assessment test is being used.) The calculation takes into account not only the students scores, but also learning gains (how much students have improved), particularly among those students who performed poorly on the test in the past. The signicance of the grades for DeSoto is that, because these elementary schools all fell within the bottom 300 of all elementary schools in the state, the law mandates that the school day be expanded to allow an additional hour of instruction time. The additional hour requirement will apply to all three elementary schools. However, Britton said the district is awaiting clarication from DOE how to apply the additional hour. First, it applies only to students who ranked 1 through 4 with respect to prior perfor mances; in other words, the students who had the best performance, at level 5, would not necessarily have to have the extra hour. Also it applies to students who took the FCAT, which was given in grades 3, 4 and 5. Whether and how it would apply to students in K through 2 is unclear. It could be a transportation nightmare, Britton said, because if only some students are staying later, bus schedules would have to be rearranged. And that affects not only the elementary schools; it has a cascading effect because other schools busing schedules depend on the same buses used for MES, NES and WES.DeSoto schools report card disappointing: Three Fs, one DBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR REPORT | 19 Most parents are rejoicing over the changes in school dress codes for the 2014-2015 school year. In the last School Board meeting, the board adopted a new policy manual relaxing the dress codes. Gone are the requirements for collared shirts, khaki or navy pants and skirts, and a ban on t-shirts. Instead, the new code sets out a list describing what students should and shouldnt wear: It is expected that students will wear the following: 1. Clothing and hairstyles which are not harmful, disruptive, or hazardous to health or safety; 2. Appropriate undergarments at all times. Undergarments are to remain unexposed: 3. Footwear which is appropriate to activities and conditions; 4. Any clothing deemed appropriate by the individual schools dress code policy. It is also expected that students will not wear the following: 1. Caps, hats, headwear, or sunglasses except when students are out of doors during school hours. 2. Apparel, emblems, insignias, badges, or symbols that display ob scenities, are sexually suggestive, or which promote or advertise the use of tobacco products, alcohol, drugs, violence or other illegal activities; 3. Apparel or symbols which are offensive to any specic group or which are identied with gang, secret society, or cult involvement; 4. Any articles of clothing or jewelry that could likely cause injury or disruption, such as but not limited to, inappropriate tattoos, a spiked bracelet that could be used as a weapon, decorative chains and/ or piercings which are designed or worn in a fashion that could easily cause injury; and 5. Halters, backless or sleeveless dresses or tops, spaghetti straps, tube tops, tank tops, muscle shirts, tops with low or revealing necklines, or any other clothing which may be distracting unless covered by an appropriate outer garment which remains as part of the outt. In addition, the midriff shall not be exposed. Parents will appreciate the more exible choices their children will have, as well as not having the expense of buying uniform clothing. For more information, visit http://bit. ly/1oYs3w2.School dress codes become more flexibleBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR Eye Exams Medical Eye Care Surgery Full Optical Boutique Contact Lenses863.491.7777 2442 NE Highway 70, Arcadia (across from Walgreens) Dr. Ronald O. Sevigny Dr. Mark D. SevignyRonald O. Sevigny, O.D. Mark D. Sevigny, O.D. Robyn Russell, O.D. 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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 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 | GUEST VIEW | GRITS & PIECES | LETTERS TO THE EDITORPristine scenery draws touristsEditor: Tanya Bond wrote in a recent letter that she is hopeful that the historic site of Pine Level can be preserved. I share the same hope. It would be a shame if it was reduced to an historic marker on an island surrounded by Mosaics planned strip mine. DeSoto County is unique in the diversity of potential tourist draws and the connected economy and jobs that go with that type of vacation destination. There is the potential for dude ranch experiences, equestrian activities, river exploration and shing, wildlife and bird watching,and rodeo events, historic reenactments and house tours, and of course antiquing. Part of the draw is the beautiful drive, up either Highway 70 or 72, with abundant wildlife and beautiful ranch views. I cant imagine that a strip mine would encourage tourism; instead, Im afraid it will be the death knell for both tourism and property values in DeSoto County. I hope more residents care about preserving DeSotos heritage. Sarah Hollenhorst ArcadiaWhat if this were breaking news?Editor: Bob Navin reporting breaking news ... In what is being hailed as a landmark preservation effort, a major strip mining company with operations in You might be a DeSoto Bulldog if ...Sometimes the unrelenting summer sun gets my brain to sizzling and causes it to reect on years gone by and how we spent our summers between school years. And it also brings to mind memories of dashing from class to class to beat the tardy bell, and the years we were supposed to be learning stuff. Reect with me, if you will, and if youre a product of those special years. You might be a DeSoto Bulldog if you never attended a middle school because there was no such thing, and you went to junior high school instead. If you remember vehicles in the student parking lots that had gun racks as well as glass packs, you were there. Remember the junior parking lot, unpaved, and in between Gibson Street and the track? You might be a DeSoto Bulldog if you ever sang songs that began with We are the Bulldogs, mighty, mighty, Bulldogs, and Thunder, thunderation, were DeSotos delegation ... and especially if you recall the lyrics to the school ght song that began, Oh when those DHS men fall in line ... This was sung to the tune of The Washington and Lee Swing, by the way. You might be a DeSoto Bulldog if you were a student under the instruction of staff with nicknames like Spanky, Capn Sam, El Sid, and Firecracker. If you spent hours sitting in what was known as study hall, bought pencils with little wooden footballs on the end from the school store, and participated in a long-lost class competition called Stunt Night. You might be a DeSoto Bulldog if you ever argued with a certain teacher about the possibility of a curve ball actually curving, if your eld trips were to the cattle station out in Ona, or if you attended football games when the goalposts were still shaped like a big H. If you remember group showers during P.E. with no hot water, recall when class rings cost around $50, or used the card catalog and Dewey decimal system to locate library books to plagiarize for reports, you were part of us. You might be a DeSoto Bulldog if you ever spent time with your sweetie at the kissing wall, if your transportation to and from school was a mail cart, or if you knew any teachers who could lift you off the ground with their mighty paddles. I can see now that theres no way I can cram all these recollections Im having into one column, so yall enjoy these remembrances and Ill be back next week with a fresh batch. In fact, consider it your homework to dwell on those better, simpler, confusing, angst-ridden days of our youth! Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com.LETTERS | 19Growing female inmate population a troubling trendAmericans, on the whole, are content to support a very large prison population. Although the number of incarcerated citizens is actually falling, one troubling trend more than offsets that supercially good news. There are more women in American prisons and jails than ever before. In just three decades, the number of women behind bars has gone up more than eightfold. That has spurred calls for a new effort to meet the special needs of female prisoners. Some attention has also been focused on the role of the drug war in sending so many women to jail. Relatively less of an emphasis has been placed on the cultural consequences of the problem. And a prob lem it certainly is. Take its impact on the family. The debate is ongoing as to how tight, and how meaningful, is the relationship between single-parent families and crime. But it is beyond dispute that most inmates grew up in fatherless homes. Policymakers must confront the challenge of civic order in areas where not only fathers, but mothers, spend time in the system. The difculty is not restricted to the ordeal children endure if their mothers are incarcerated. Single or married, with or without children, women drawn into the prison system will likely be affected in ways similar to men. That is, when they are done doing time, they will bring a part of prison culture with them back into a society that is still far too inhospitable to ex-convicts hoping to reintegrate into families, neighborhoods and the workforce. Prison culture is not simply a matter of recidivism, although the latest numbers released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics underscore how staggering recidivism rates have become. It also involves a level of cynicism, aggressiveness and hopelessness that can make the difference between communities on the edge and communities in ruin. Whatever we make of the culture-war disagreements over how nurturing women are or should be, we ought to agree that high male incarceration rates make the cultural competence of women essential to the success of children in high-crime parts of the country whatever the prevailing race or ethnicity. Sadly, going to prison has become almost a cultural death sentence in America. Some inmates re-emerge with a new dedication to the kinds of values that strengthen communities. More often, those values are abandoned amid the hostility, survivalism and disillusionment that prison life beats into the psyche. Weve seen the profound social damage done when so many American men become trapped in the revolving door of the prison-industrial complex. By any measure, drawing more women into the same trap will bring fresh, enduring miseries. The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.) NEWS ITEM; DEPT OFrE ucA-Tf&N DELtVEkSA Sum R sufRiSE... t.TFaR YEAR, BUTot E4Y SusT WHO,y,rRY SHOULD $E WEAR)PJTfII5 T tIfJCa ?(E E1 ^t" r k 'rr r. ,y .1f. _

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The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian DeSoto Memorial Hospital was honored by the March of Dimes and the Florida District XII of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for reducing the number of early elective inductions and cesarean deliveries with a special recognition banner. The hospital recently met the criteria to qualify for this distinction, which includes achieving a rate for elective deliveries before 39 completed weeks of pregnancy of 5 percent or lower and having policies to prevent such deliveries. Were proud of our expert team of physicians and nurses who tackled this issue in our community and established policies to avoid scheduling deliveries before 39 weeks of pregnancy, except when medically necessary, said Vincent A. Sica, CEO. We are delighted to present this commemorative banner to DeSoto Memorial Hospital for adhering to standards that directly benefit the health of babies, said Dr. Karen Harris, Chair of the Program Services Committee for the March of Dimes Florida Chapter. The last few weeks of pregnancy are extremely important for the babys brain and lung development, among other organs, so we want to commend this momentous achievement. Studies have shown that deliveries that are scheduled for convenience or other non-medical reasons may increase harm to infants, increase health care costs, and worsen medical outcomes, said Dr. Robert Yelverton, Chair of ACOG District XII. We are extremely pleased with DeSoto Memorial Hospitals participation. March of Dimes and ACOG District XII have also worked with the Florida Hospital Association, the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative and other partners to provide resources and support to hospitals across the state. This joint effort enabled many hospitals to make great progress in reducing their rates of early elective delivery. For a list of hospitals that qualified for the special recognition banner and of those that have pledged to eliminate non-medically indicated deliveries before 39 weeks, visit www.marchofdimes.com/ florida or www.acog12.org. Reducing early elective deliveries and improving the health of moms and babies is just one of the key focus areas of the March of Dimes and their Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait campaign. In an average week in Florida 549 babies are born preterm and 29 die before their first birthday, many times as a result of their early births. Early elective deliveries can cause lifelong health challenges for the baby, including breathing difficulty, cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities. Even babies born just a few weeks early have higher rates of hospitalization and illness than full-term infants.DMH honored for birth practicesBy KRISTEN SPAHRDESOTO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PHOTO BY DEVIN LACAVADeSoto Memorial Hospital was one of only seven Florida hospitals to receive an award from the March of Dimes and the Florida District of the American Congress of Obstreticians and Gynecologists for reducing the number of early elective inductions and cesarean deliveries. Celebrating the honor are, from left, front row: Nikki Schuster RN, Darlene Arvelo RN, Amy Zinke RN/Clinical Manager, and Dr. Fawn Harrison. Back row: Dr. Dan Teodorescu, Dr. Mark Williams from ACOG, Dr. Kayum Mohammadbhoy, Vince Sica, DMH CEO, and Trent Howe, representing March of Dimes. 3062010 Iro-izAIt's time to do what you want with your life.Do more. Be more. Go Places. 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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. For information, call Curtis Clark at 244-2884 or Sandra Elmore at 352-476-8520. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. FRIDAY Habitat for Humanity is holding a big sale at its ReStore, at W. Hickory and N. Polk. Everything is 50 percent off (except large appliances), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. MAPP committee and VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) meet at 9 a.m. third Fridays at the Family Service Center, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents Friday Night Live with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrust drive-through). For information call 244-4341. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. SATURDAY Habitat for Humanity has a dedication at 10 a.m. of the Belleza Family home, 215 Macon Road. Classic car show in downtown Arcadia, 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. Sponsored by Team Arcadia. Trophies, door prizes, and 50/50 jackpot. For more information call 494-2020. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. SUNDAY Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at 863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services, staffed by trained volunteers who have had background screenings. Phone also if interested in becoming a volunteer for either program. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY The DeSoto County Special Olympics committee meets at 3 p.m. on the third Monday every month at The Last Chapter Coffee Shop on W. Oak St. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in coaching or working with adults or youth in sports. For more information, call Joyce at 873-8219 or 494-3440. The DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Beef OBradys. The DeSoto County Fair Association meets at 7 p.m. third Mondays monthly in the fair office on Heard Street, Arcadia. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. All are welcome. A women-only G.I.R.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-426-7655 or visit www.district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more 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 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in room 103, County Administration Building, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday in the School Board meeting room, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. The City of Arcadia will hold its first budget workshop tonight. Visit http://www.arcadia-fl.gov/calendar.php for details Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weight watchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St. Donations gratefully accepted. WEDNESDAY Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Eagles, 150 S. Polk Ave., now offers Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. THURSDAY The City of Arcadia is holding a special public meeting on outdoor street sales in the antiques district, at 4:30 p.m. July 24 in the Council Chambers in the Margaret Way Bldg., 23 N. Polk Ave. Caregiver support group meets at 1:30 p.m. at DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at DeSoto Memorial Hospital Medical Plaza, 1006 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. For more informa tion, call DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at 494-8432 or Hospice of Southwest Florida at 993-0662. The Family Safety Alliance meeting for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties is held the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at the McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call 941-316-6009. DeSoto County Historical Society Research Library is open in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except for the second Thursday of the month), and by appointment. The John Morgan Ingraham House is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, except the second Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/ class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. For information, call Curtis Clark at 244-2884 or Sandra Elmore at 352-476-8520. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. TODAY DeSoto Cares, a community group dedicated to searching out homelessness needs and solutions, meets on the first and third Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at the Housing Authority Conference Room. For details, call Rev. Ted Hanus at 993-3435. USDA Commodities Distribution takes place at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2867 Ami Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You qualify if you receive Medicaid, Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, or are eligible based on income. Recipients must fill out a form each time to demonstrate qualification. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, 2200 Roan St., Arcadia. Anyone interested may attend. Talk in for the meetings is at 147.180+ DARC repeater. Family Safety Alliance for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties, sponsored by Department of Children and Families, meets at 4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Lakewood Ranch Northern Trust Banks community room, 6320 Venture Drive, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call Kerri Gibson at 941-316-6129. DeSoto County Historical Society Research Library is open in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except for the second Thursday of the month), and by appointment. The John Morgan Ingraham House is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, except the second Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/ class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. SPECIAL 4-H is planning a Cloverbud Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29. The day includes arts and crafts, cooking and other activities. $5 for the day. Bring your own lunch. RSVP by July 21 to 993-4846. Maximum 10 kids so get your reservation in early. 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. The deadline has been extended: bring your photo to the library by July 19, fill out and attach label. Works will be displayed and the public can vote for their favorites through Aug. 14. Reception is at 5 p.m. August 15. Pick up photos by August 23. Four age groups: pre-K and elementary; middle school; high school; adult. No prizes, just bragging rights. Proceeds benefit DeSoto Co. Library Assoc. The DeSoto County Extension Office has a FAWN weather station in DeSoto County, which updates every 15 minutes. Visit http://fawn.ifas.ufl.edu/ for information. Addiction counseling Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 800-431-1754. VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Walk on the Wild Side with Oak Hill Baptist Churchs Weird Animals Vacation Bible School, 5:30-8 p.m. July 28 through Aug. 1. Crafts, games, dinner, Bible stories and music. For ages 3 through 5th grade. 5104 NW Oak Hill Ave. Call 990-2340 for details.CALENDAR | 9 471289 On July 1, 2014 the Arcadia Housing Authority (AHA) implemented a policy to ban smoking inside of all AHA units and buildings. This policy also bans smoking within 10 feet of any entry way on all AHA properties. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian The Arcadia/DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity is really tossing dirt in DeSoto County. This past year we have helped a record number of families in the history of Habitat. By taking advantage of foreclosed and low-cost properties on the existing market, we are able to provide a simple, decent home to many. With a little Habitat love from construction manager Junior Bird and his volunteers, these homes are renovated and ready for occupancy. In February we dedicated a home to Derek Ross on Providence, and in April a home for Tonya Jackson and sons on Myrtle Street. Come join Habitat July 19 at 10 a.m., as they dedicate the 16th home for Lori Belleza and her daughters on Macon Road. Like all families, they have completed between 300-500 volunteer hours constructing their and others homes along with attending numerous homeowner education workshops. Habitat tossing dirt in DeSotoSUBMITTED B y HEATHER SMITHHABITAT FOR HUMANITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR The Summerall family takes part in the groundbreaking for their Habitat For Humanity home.PHOTO BY BRITTANY JARVISHABITAT | 18 The DeSoto County Clerk of Courts Ofce was recently audited by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Clerk of Courts Mitzie W. McGavic says she is extremely proud of the work her staff is doing. The audit letter stated: The audit was completed last month, May 2014, and the results exceeded performance standards. Overall 97 percent of all audited criminal history records were compiled accurately. The records submitted by your agency were 100 percent accurate. McGAvic said, With the amount of documents that are led every day, this is truly a great job. The audit consisted of FLDE obtaining arrest afdavits and arrest ngerprint cards from arresting agencies. Then FDLE received copies of the court dispositions from our ofce. The documents were compared to the corresponding criminal records in CCH Clerk of Courts scores high in FDLE auditBy MITZIE McGAVICDESOTO CLERK OF COURTS AUDIT | 19 The Florida Press Association awarded The Arcadian second place in its annual contest to select the best overall weekly publication in the state of Florida. Assistant Editor Steve Bauer also won two awards for feature writing. The contest, which covers calendar year 2013, required entrants in the Overall Excellence competition for weekly publications to submit three complete issues of the paper, including two consecutive issues plus one other. The Arcadian submitted issues from August 1, August 8 and Nov. 7, 2013. The August 1 issue included a front-page feature on people who care for stray and unwanted pets. The August 8 issue reported on City Council considering whether to dissolve the Arcadia Police Department. The Nov. 7 issue reported a story about Johnny Georges, inventor of the Tree T-Pee, appearing on the ABC hit TV program. Shark Tank. David Dunn-Rankin, Sun Coast Arcadian, Bauer win state press awardsBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR BAUERAWARDS | 19 5641 Clark Rd., Sarasota Next to Dunkin Donuts @ I-75, exit 205 Go2dental@comcast.net 485348 CROWNS BRIDGES EXTRACTIONS IMPLANTS *Extractions not included. First consultation no charge. May change based on complexity of case. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment, that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. General Dentist Lic#14423 Were the stimulus package for your dental needs. FREE! Consultation X-Rays & Exam D0150, D0330 Must Present Coupon Single Denture $249 Same Day Dentures Available! D5110, D5210 single. Must Present Coupon Crowns $475 D2751 Must Present Coupon Deluxe Denture Complete Set $750 (Reg. $1500) D5110, D5210 Must Present Coupon 941-822-0048 F R E E *FREE S E C O N D SECOND O P I N I O N OPINION Arcadia 000 OleOleI I 04oe OleIle / /\Ile,Ole '4I-le

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 Larry Wallace, the Arcadia man who was arrested in March and charged with dousing his dog with kerosene and setting her on re, was found on July 9 to be incompetent to proceed with a trial at this time. The dog, who was severely burned, was rescued and taken to the Hardee Animal Rescue Team. She was later dubbed Hope and received extensive treatment for her burns at a specialty animal clinic in Tampa, and now lives with one of her rescuers in Hardee County. Wallace was arrested on charges of arson and animal cruelty. In April, Circuit Judge James Parker ordered that Wallace be evaluated psychologically to determine whether he was capable of participating in trial or in a probation or community control hearing. The examination was to evaluate whether he could understand the charges against him, the nature of possible penalties and communicate with his attorneys and with the court. The doctor was appointed by the court and paid with state funds. The expert appointed by the court led his report in which he concluded Wallace has a mental illness preventing him from understanding or participating in the court proceedings. The report itself is condential and sealed in his court records. However, after reviewing the report, Judge Parker concluded Wallace is not competent to face legal proceedings. The court order states, The Defendant is incompetent to proceed to trial ... due to his mental illness, (and) there is no substantial probability that the Defendant will become mentally competent to proceed in the foreseeable future. The court also concluded Wallace did not meet the criteria to be committed under the Baker Act. The order prohibits Wallace from owning any animals; it also requires him to take all medications that are prescribed to him, and to be reevaluated by the same doctor in four months. Many people who have been following Hopes case were outraged that Wallace was deemed incompetent and would not be compelled to face the charges against him. The court les contain letters from people urging the maximum penalties be imposed for Hopes former owner, some asking for an eye for an eye. Meanwhile, more than $50,000 in donations were received from all over the world for Hopes treatment and care. Hope now has healed enough to Wallace found incompetent for court proceedings WALLACE |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.be taken to fundraising events in the area to raise awareness of her plight and to promote animal adoption. Chelce Dower, 26, of Nocatee, was charged with nine additional counts in connection with the alleged puppy mill she was accused of running in Nocatee. Dower was initially charged in April with multiple counts of forging veterinary health certicates, obtaining property by fraud and failing to inoculate dogs before transporting them for sale. In June, additional charges were led against Dower, including four counts of scheming to defraud, four counts of forging a veterinary health certicate and one count of conning animals without sufcient food, water or exercise. Dower was alleged to be operating a puppy mill where she was breeding Pomeranians with huskies to produce puppies called Pomskies. The puppies reportedly were being sold for $2,000$3,000 each. The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce investigated complaints from buyers who said, although the puppies they bought had veterinary certicates indicating they were healthy, some of the puppies were infected with various diseases, such as Giardia, an intestinal parasite. Some buyers talked with others and learned they had been issued health certicates for the same dog, not individual certicates for the puppies they bought individually. Additionally, some buyers had their puppies examined by a vet or DNA-tested and learned they were not Pomskies, as promised, but in fact were a husky/American Eskimo mix. DeSoto County Animal Services, along with the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce, conscated 56 dogs from the premises in April. The dogs were found living in cramped cages, many without clean water and with empty food bowls or moldy food. The dogs had to be quarantined at DeSoto County Animal Services, due to the infections or diseases some of them had, until they could all be treated and healed. Dower later agreed to give the county custody of the dogs so they could be adopted out to new owners. On the rst day the dogs became available for adoption, 20 of the dogs found new homes. Within 10 days, 55 of the dogs had been adopted. The website through which Dower had been selling puppies is now listed as undergoing changes but indicates we are working as hard as we can to get the site back up soon. Dower is scheduled for a court appearance on July 31.More charges in alleged puppy mill case DOWER The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: James Michael Acrea, 26, rst block of Park Place, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Tiffany Nicole Anderson, 26, 600 block of S. Orange Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Carl Lee Crawford, 50, Leakeland, Fla. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $500. Xiance Roncell Dixon, 26, 1600 block of S.E. Hargrave St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Glenda Marie Garcia, 41, 6500 block of N.E. Roan St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Alfredo Lopez, 25, 300 block of N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Charges: disorderly public intoxication and petty theft. Bond: $120. Adam Joseph McCumber, 26, 2400 block of S.W. Lois Ave., Arcadia. Charge: criminal mischief with proper ty damage under $200. Bond: none. Ryan Daniel Simmons, 36, 100 block of Winifred St., Arcadia. Charges: domestic battery by strangulation, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $16,120. Wiley L. Smalls, 42, Manning, SC. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Devin Scot Smith, 25, 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: out-ofcounty warrant. Bond: none. Jessica Renee Villanueva, 23, 2400 block of S.W. Lois Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jacob Christopher Wagner, 20, Port Charlotte. Charge: trespass. Bond: $250. Harold Whidden, 56, Vinita, OK. Charge: grand theft between $300$5,000. Bond: $1,000. Steve Lamont Williams, 41, 1400 block of E. Cypress St., Arcadia. Charges: battery and criminal mischief with property damage under $200. Bond: $2.620. Clifford Allen Baldwin, 39, 11900 block of S.W. Loop Terrace, Lake Suzy. Charge: battery. Bond: $120. Tonya Elaine Bergquist, 47, Green Acres, Fla. Charges: DUI with alcohol or drugs and DUI with property damage. Bond: $2,500. Krzysztof Ludwick Borkowskii, 56, 200 block of S. Polk Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure of metal recycles to keep required records. Bond: $1,500. Joseph Brantley, 31, 2600 block of S.W. County Road 760, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,500. Kadeem Jamal Bryan, 24, 200 block of S. Manatee Ave., Arcadia. Charge: criminal mischief with property damage under $200. Bond: $120. Katina Ann Delgado, 41, Zolfo Springs. Charge: out-of-county war rant. Bond: $500. Yebri Deivi Flores, 22, 3000 block of S.E. Myers Road, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $1,534. Carrie Louanne Lyons, 35, 600 block of N. Monroe Ave,, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Purge: $6,032.13. Janelle Lynn Redner, 39, 1400 block of S.W. Addison Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Vontayvia LaFaye Rogers, 20, Winter Haven. Charge: petty theft between $100-$300. Bond: $120. Jeffery Scott Sullican, 24, 4400 block of S.E. Benedict St., Arcadia. Charge: burglary with assault or battery. Bond: $5,000. Marvin Allen Washington, 51, 800 Court St., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of failing to support spouse or children and out-of-county warrant. Purge: $700. Robert Douglas Weaver, 38, Punta Gorda. Charges: ve counts of possession o f a controlled substance, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession or use of drug equipment and driving while under the inuence. Bond: $4,740. Israel Novello Brown, 27, 2600 block of S.W. Lois Ave., Arcadia. Charges: unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and grand theft between $100-$300. Bond: $10,000. Clarence Lorad Edmonds, 25, 2600 block of S.W. Lois Ave., Arcadia. Charge: resisting an ofcer without violence. Bond: $750. Lizette Ivelisse Medina, 28, 6100 block of S.W. Shores Ave., Arcadia. Charges: unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and grand theft between $100-$300. Bond: $10,000. Teri Lynn Torres, 33, Fort Pierce, Fla. Charges: four counts of failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $2,000. Faith Lynn Alvarez, 44, Sefner, Fla. Charges: two counts of failure to appear. Bond: $2,500. Megan Ann Jones, 19, 500 block of W. Gibson St., Arcadia. Charge: disor derly public intoxication. Bond: $120. John Virgil Maki, 22, 1900 block of Cherry Drive, Arcadia. Charge: giving false information to pawn shop for items under $300. Bond: $1,500. Michael Gerald Williams, 53, St. Petersburg, Fla. Charge: habitually driving while license is suspended. Bond: $2,000. Warren Cooper, 50, Pompano Beach, Fla. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $1,500. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Janelle Lynn Redner, 39, 1400 block of N.W. Addison Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. Compiled by Susan E. Hoffman East Oak Street from Brevard Avenue (US 17) to Volusia Avenue and Volusia Avenue from East Oak Street to East Magnolia Street (State Road 70 eastbound) Crews have closed the on-street parking on the south side of East Oak Street and the west side of Volusia Avenue up to the Chamber of Commerce. The closures are necessary as crews continue installing a new drainage system. This project includes resurfacing, reconstructing curb at the intersection of Volusia Avenue and Magnolia Street, repair ing sidewalk and making them ADA compliant. Estimated completion is the end of 2014. The contractor is Bun Construction Company. US Highway 17 from south of SW Collins Street in Fort Ogden to County Road 760A south of Nocatee Work is under way to expand US 17 to four lanes. Work includes clearing land for two new travel lanes to the east of the existing US 17 travel lanes and drainage activities. Expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures on US 17 between SW Wood Road and County Road 760A and on SW Beard Street east of US 17 while crews are working. Motorists should be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway during the week. Motorists should also observe the posted speed limit and drive with caution. Expected project completion is the end of 2015. The contractor is Ajax Paving. US Highway 17 between Flanders Street and Joshua Creek Crews are working on driveways along the roadway. No lane closures are anticipated but motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway. US Highway 17 at State Road 70 Crews are making foundation improvements to the corner of US 17 and SR 70. Lane closures are not anticipated. Pedestrians should be aware of temporary sidewalk installation at the eastbound corner of SR 70 and the northbound corner of US 17. Project completion is expected in summer 2014. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESMargaret MobleyMargaret Mobley, 83, passed away Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Arcadia, Fla. She was born Oct. 31, 1930, in Arcadia, to William and Maggie Anderson Mobley, and was a lifetime resident. Margaret was of the Baptist faith, and was a member of Heritage Baptist Church in Arcadia. Margaret loved attending church and especially enjoyed music; she listened to many gospel groups. Another pastime for Margaret was playing bingo with family and friends. She is survived by her niece, Elizabeth (Larry) McCorkle. Margaret was preceded in death by her par ents; brother, Cecil Mobley; two sisters, Grace Shinliver and Tinsey K. Montgomery; and niece, Kathy Wilson. Graveside services were held Friday, July 11, 2014, at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Arcadia, with the Rev. Jim Clay ofciating. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Homes, Arcadia.Anita M. JohnsonAnita M. Johnson, 86, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, July 11, 2014. She was born May 10, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Anita had lived in Florida since 1940. She retired as a registered nurse with DeSoto County Health Department in Arcadia. She is survived by two sons, Gary (Carol) Johnson of Arcadia, and Ricky (Tammi) Johnson of Clifton, Ga.; and five grandchildren. Anita was preceded in death by her husband, Troy M. Johnson; and son, Curtis Johnson. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla.Karolyn K. SorensonKarolyn K. Sorenson, 96, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at DeSoto Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla. 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. COMING EVENTS Bluegrass Concert (live music) 1-4 p.m., July 26, at Craigs RV Resort, 7895 Cubitis Ave., $7pp or free for Heartland Bluegrass Assoc members. Call 941-4672051 for details. Habitat for Humanity offers a free seminar on How to Live Healthier and Longer by Dr. Ted Simon. 6:15 p.m. July 29, at SunTrust Bank, 2nd floor conference room. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments. 4-H is planning a Cloverbud Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29. The day includes arts and crafts, cooking and other activities. $5 for the day. Bring your own lunch. RSVP by July 21 to 993-4846. Maximum 10 kids so get your reservation in early. 4-H is planning a Cloverbud Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29. The day includes arts and crafts, cooking and other activities. $5 for the day. Bring your own lunch. RSVP by July 21 to 993-4846. Maximum 10 kids so get your reservation in early. Agency Meet & Greet learn about DeSoto County children and family resources. 1-2 p.m., July 30, at SunTrust Bank. Hosted by Kim Barger of Early Steps and Terry West of Hand of Angels. For details, call Kim at 941-487-5429 or email KimBarger@HPCSWF.com. 6th Annual DeSoto County FCA Ranch Rodeo Qualifier benefiting DeSoto County High School FFA. At Arcadia Rodeo Arena and DeSoto County Fairgrounds, Aug. 1-2. Teams compete on both nights with 24 team slots available. For details call 941-809-5596. First place team wins buckles and cash payout $1,500. Tickets $10 adults, $5 12 and under. The DeSoto Environmental Learning Lab and Outdoor Classroom in partnership with the DeSoto County 4H will host an Outdoor Adventure Camp for kids ages 8-12 on Aug. 4 and Aug. 5 at the DeSoto ELL. Students will learn all about the Florida environment and wildlife, backpacking and hiking and how to make smores with a simple solar oven. They will also get to see many species of captive wildlife at the facility up close, including the newest addition, Teddy the Bear. The total cost for both days per student is $5. Call Kristie Popa at the extension office at 993-4846 to register. UF IFAS Range Cattle Research Center will offer a seminar on Limpograss release from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7, including a tour of limpograss fields. Register by Aug. 4 at https://limpograss-release-080714. eventbrite.com. Martin Art Gallery and the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council will be sponsoring an event remembering and commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Charley and the effect it had on DeSoto County. The community is invited to display and share artistic interpretations of their experience with paintings, photography, poems, and songs on Aug. 14 (the day after the hurricane struck). This will be a celebration of overcoming the disaster and coming together as a community to rebuild for a better future. More details will be coming on how to submit your entry, but mark your calendars now. The USS Mount McKinley Association of veterans and associated members who served aboard the Amphibious Force Flagship USS Mt. McKinley will hold its 26th annual reunion in Colorado Springs, CO Sept. 17-21. For details contact Dwight L. Jansen, 2515 E. North Altamont Blvd., Spokane, WA 99202, or phone 509-534-3649 or email djanzen4@msn.com. The Pine Level Public Art and Archaeology Day will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 18, at the Pine Level Methodist Church. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council will have an art contest for children and adults as well as a quilt challenge for which quilters will create a fat quarter (30 x 30) square using fabrics reproduced tom the 1860-1880 period. Artists will submit pictures of how Line Level might have looked between 1866 and 1888. The Florida Public Archaeology Network will set up some hands-on activities, and the Society will hold a ceremony to celebrate the listing of the Pine Level townsite on the National Register of Historic Places. More information will be available at www.historicdesoto.org. DeSoto County Historical Societys annual Yard Sale is Nov. 8. To volunteer or donate, call Norma at 494-4325. Ag Fest is Sat., Nov, 22. Gator Boys will be back! The Ag Fest Banquet is Nov. 14.CALENDARFROM PAGE 6 50471262 Transportation available call 990-2340 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 471286 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 Rev. Mark Steinke Interim Pastor Adult Sunday School 8:45 AM Sunday Worship 10:00 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 661 863-993-5568 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 IN 1u. ;tr,lam rWhere 3elu1 Love If OneofaKindTAKE L c 7L EK ONTHE Z7o1D SIDE!July El3 L oust ISz RO mom .00 pmCrsftlS 0 aRMD(W DInn.rBlble 23100te 0 MusicR3 WMC 3c o On aD3LQDQ00 FMK *05104 NW Oak Hill Ave, Arcadt04211990-1340 for more inform`tion

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 In his helpful book, Strength of Soul, W. Phillip Keller says one of the most compelling invitations ever extended by God to man came when the Lord said quietly, Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest, (Matthew 11:28). He then explains that we dont have to go far to nd those laboring along with profound personal problems, carrying heavy loads which weigh them down in despair, frustration and grief. Our responsibility is to be alert to their needs and respond to them. I once received a call from someone facing an urgent nancial need. I was glad for the opportunity to help. Let me tell you why: Preceding the call for help I had read Proverbs 3:26-27: Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so. Do not say to your neighbor, Go and come back and tomorrow I will give it, when you have it with you. This clear Biblical text reminded me of my responsibility to be a load lifter, loosening my grip on funds that could help and allowing me to be part of a miracle actually two of them: later in the day a man placed a check in my hand amounting to nearly the amount I had given earlier. Sept. 18, 1957, found us serving our rst church. We had three children and were awaiting the birth of another but had no health insurance and didnt know how we would pay the hospital expenses for the birth of this fourth child. On that very day, a letter arrived from people in another community, who knew nothing about the soon arrival of another child, saying they had sold their farm and that God had let them know we had a special need. These caring ones had thoughtfully enclosed a generous check. The baby was born that night and the check sent was within ve dollars of the amount of the hospital bill, making them our heaven-sent load lifters. When concluding a telephone conversation with a customer service representative of a bank, I said, Have a wonderful day and remember God loves you! Thank you for saying that, she replied, her voice trembling. Are you going through a tough time? I asked. She was. And within moments we were praying together. I mailed a helpful book to her, one intended to replace loads with love. Tired and troubled people are everywhere. We meet them every day. Some are standing in checkout lines or at cash registers. Others deliver mail or drive re trucks. Some show their sor rows or stresses in their appearance and others are in happy disguises, choosing to keep their problems to themselves. Were deputized by our loving Lord to always be looking for these weary ones so we can personally pass on His load-lifting invitation to come and nd rest. When we have no money to give, we can pray for those in need and simply say, Have a wonderful day and remember God loves you! He does and will likely send a miracle their way through another able messenger. Even then, youll have helped lift a load through your love and prayers. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.net. Load lifters needed Roger Campbell Saturday was a day of celebration and praise at Temple Baptist Church as more than 70 people gathered for the service. Two causes for excitement created an atmosphere of hope for the future of the church. Founded on July 12, 1964, this was to be the Golden Anniversary. Not only would the church mark 50 years of continual spiritual ministry and evangelistic outreach to the community, but they would do it by dedicating their newly constructed expansion building to the glory of God and use it in His service. Pastor Doug King, leading the church for over 15 years, said, Temple is a Sovereign Grace Baptist Church, standing for the historic Biblical faith and practices which have prevailed among Baptists since the time of Christ. The music at Temple will take you back to the way singing used to be when churches sang from a hymn book. Teaching the Bible is the major focus of the church. The 50th Anniversary Jubilee brought together congregants and friends of the church. Other Sovereign Grace Baptist churches sent goodwill representatives to join in the celebration. Part of the Jubilee was to dedicate their newly constructed expansion building. Roger Penner of Jewell Construction was the contractor, and Billy Duncan represented the church as a Supervisor Contractor. The addition creates a foyer for visiting, needed restrooms and additional educational space. It also adds more than 20 seats for worshipers to use. The project cost $100,000 and was completed without the church incurring any debt. Duncan joined Temple after he retired Temple Baptist celebrates golden anniversaryBy THOMAS SIMMONSARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT More than 70 people gathered for the 50th Anniversary observance and the dedication of the expansion at Temple Baptist Church. As part of their celebration, Temple Baptist Church will hold revival services at 7 p.m. from July 13 through 18, and July 20. Pastor Doug King, left, and Billy Duncan stand in front of the new addition to Temple Baptist Church on N. Mills Ave. Duncan was the construction supervisor, and sees his involvement as a personal effort in helping the church and community. Billy is a retired contractor from Arkansas and feels that when anyone gets involved in the church, they find that God will bless.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY THOMAS SIMMONSANNIVERSARY | 19 50449946 DESOTO MEMORIALHOSPITALPROUDLY ANNOUNCESCARDIAC REHABILITATIONOutpatient Cardiac Rehab benefits patients who have had:Heart Attack Heart FailureStable Angina Heart Transplant. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian Florida residents can add one more thing to the list of activities they can do online le court cases. DeSoto County Clerk of Courts Mitzie W. McGavic said a system was unveiled on June 21 that allows the public to le from their computers in the privacy of their own homes. Cases involving child custody and support, small claims, eviction and many others can now be led electronically. This is the same electronic ling system that has been available to attorneys for the past year but it is the rst time individuals can log on to a website and get the necessary information to le court papers. In the past year, millions of legal documents have gone through the E-File portal. After registering at www. mycourtaccess.com, lers are directed to their appropriate countys E-File website. Supporting documentation can then be uploaded to the le and any ling fees can be paid by credit card. McGavic said videos are available on the website to familiarize people with the idea of ling court papers online. Pro se lers will be governed by the Supreme Courts Administrative Order SC14-19 and must comply with Rule of Judicial Administration 2.420. A 2009 state law required all Clerks of Court to implement an e-ling process to reduce costs. The central statewide e-ling portal opened to attorneys only in 2011 and e-ling of civil cases became mandatory in 2013 and e-ling of criminal cases became mandatory in February 2014. Since then, more than two million documents per month are being led through the portal. The Florida Supreme Court has limited what court records are available online to guard against identify theft and guard condentiality. Another update is planned that will allow other nonlawyer users to le papers, including mediators, magistrates, law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals, court reporters, Department of Corrections, Department of Children and Families, and similar agencies. The e-ling option for the public, however, does not provide for viewing court documents online, which is governed by Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order SC 14-19. However, McGavic said she has already begun the application process to provide access to court documents online pursuant to SC 14-19.E-filing of court cases now available in DeSotoBy MITZIE McGAVICDESOTO CLERK OF COURTS The Environmental Learning Lab welcomed a new resident last week. A 12-year-old American black bear was delivered to the ELL, where he will now be a permanent resident. The bear was owned by Al Robinson of Myakka City. Robinson said Teddy, as he named the bear, was born in his own home. Early on the morning of July 9, Robinson backed up his truck and trailer to the new enclosure that will be Teddys new residence. Dave McKean, who manages the ELL property, had been preparing for months for Teddys arrival. Among other things, McKean built a pool for the bear and when he was released into his new quarters, that was the rst thing Teddy checked out. McKean also trained to learn all about caring for a black bear, including spending some time at Lions, Tigers and Bears Inc. The transfer was approved by the Fish and Wildlife Commission, and two FWC agents Larry Gregory and Bob OHoro were present to assist in moving Teddy into Teddy arrives at Environmental LabEnvironmental Lab is new home for a black bear, whitetail fawnBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR Teddy explores his new digs, including a section of natural ground and a tree trunk he can test out, plus platforms for a perch. In order to accept the bear, the ELL had to assure Dave McKean, the on-site manager, was trained specically in the care and management of black bears. McKean spent time at Lions, Tigers and Bears to learn about them.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comENVIRONMENTAL | 12 rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50471422 7DE Cypress St%tefao mZHickory St ORADr. Laura DeStefanoLewellyn CasselsARNP

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 his new digs. As Teddy settled into his enclosure, Robinson fed him a cookie through the chain link. He had mixed feelings bringing the bear to the ELL, but he knew he himself could not care for the bear much longer and that the ELL will be a good home. Teddy seemed to sense his friends emotions, as he approached Robinson with his arms outstretched, as if to give him a prover bial bear hug. Now children and visitors to the ELL will be able to see Teddy, along with the other animals who call the outdoor classroom home. Theyll get a first chance to meet the bear by attending the Outdoor Adventure Camp for children ages 8-12, organized by the ELL and DeSoto County 4-H. The camp will run Aug. 4 and 5 at the Lab. Students will learn all about the Florida environment and wildlife, backpacking and hiking and how to make smores with a simple solar oven. They will also get to see the many species of captive wildlife at the facility up close including Teddy. The total cost for both days per student is $5. For details and to register, call Kristie Popa at the Extension Ofce, 863-993-4846.ENVIRONMENTALFROM PAGE 11 Teddy, a 12-year-old black bear, was delivered to the Environmental Learning Lab last week to become a permanent resident. The first thing he did when intro duced into his new spacious quarters was to jump in the pool built for him. Teddy enjoys a dip in the pool followed by a vigorous shake. Teddy became the Environmental Learning Labs newest resident last week. Teddys transfer to the ELL was approved and facilitated by Floridas FIsh and Wildlife Commission. Teddy gets a cookie from Al Robinson of Myakka City, who raised Teddy from the time he was a cub. In fact, Robinson said Teddy was born in his own home. Teddy, sensing something different, raises his arms as if to hug Al Robinson, Teddys owner for the bears entire life. Robinson, from Myakka City, donated Teddy to the Environmental Learning Lab because he could no longer care for him on his own. Al Robinson, close to tears saying goodby to his friend Teddy, nds it hard to leave but knows the bear will be in good hands at the Environmental Learning Lab. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comOne chapter of Teddys life was completed last week and a new one opened as he begins his residency at the Environmental Learning Lab. Students and visitors will nd Teddy not far from the classroom building. One of the newest residents at the Environmental Learning Lab is a 6-week-old fawn born to one of the does in the deer enclosure. A 6-week-old fawn with the doe, left, and buck are among the deer at the Environmental Learning Lab. Children will enjoy the opportunity to see the deer up close. The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian Arts and Humanities Council to create an art piece. The conference commenced with an Art Reception and Awards Ceremony appropriately titled, When I Grow Up . Students artwork depicting their career and educational goals were on display as they were recognized for their participation in the program. DeSoto County Commissioner Jim Selph told the crowd at the ceremony, I cant say enough about how proud I am of the individuals who began this organization, put it together and have made it work. He said the students hed met in the program denitely have a bright future. Links2Success was founded by DeSoto County High School graduates and sisters, Ashley and Maria Coone in 2012. The nonprot was launched to provide resources, services, experiences and guidance to DeSoto County youth in an effort to help them achieve educational success. To date, the program has provided services to more than 300 local students. The conference was free to students due to the support of Links2Success Community Sponsors, including Degree Level Sponsors Peace River Citrus Products, The Jerome and Mildred Paddock Foundation, the George W. and Ethel B. Hoeer Fund at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County and an anonymous donor; Diploma Level Sponsors LINKS 2 SUCCESSFROM PAGE 1 PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN WORTHINGTON, Dark Sunset Photography Ashley Coone, director of Links 2 Success, is proud of the 20 graduates of the 2014 Youth Leadership & Career Program. She spoke to a large crowd attending the art reception and awards ceremony Saturday at the Turner Center Echibit Hall. Jim Selph, DeSoto County commisioner, speaks to the graduates of the 2014 Links 2 Success Youth Leadership program. He told them he attended a leadership class as a youth, which helped him in his future career. Triplets and eighth grade students from DeSoto Middle School, Kayla, Brianna and Ashlyn Gibson graduated together from the Links 2 Success Youth Leadership program, and now look forward to a future of helping others and setting a good example as leaders in their community. Karen and Al Smoke represented the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council and guided the students in creating an art poster of their expe rience at the Youth Leadership program. Nakayla Stewart, a college freshman, lends a hand this year with the 2014 Youth Leadershio awards ceremony. Jaishon Williams, anked by Links 2 Success directors Lindsay Turner and Ashley Coone, displays his certicate after completing the 2014 Youth Leadership program. Misael Menendez, 14, will enter DeSoto County High School this year. As a graduate of the rst Links 2 Success Youth Leadership program last summer, he served as a junior counselor to this years crop of young people. He is shown with Links 2 Success directors Lindsay Turner, left, and Ashley Coone. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comMaria Coone, center, receives a Director Award for all her work coordin dating the Links 2 Success Youth Leadership program for 2014. Students participating in a Leadership and team building activity with The Fall Adventure. Mosaic in DeSoto and GEO Care; Head Start Level Sponsors: Mason G. Smoak Foundation, Drug Free DeSoto, Arcadia Rotary, The DeSoto County Education Foundation, South Florida State College Foundation, FPL, First State Bank of Arcadia, and United Way; and Friends of Links Level Sponsors Hackney, Ames & Company, The School District of DeSoto County, Dark Sunset Photography & Design, Benny Albritton Grove Services, Suncoast Credit Union, Sunbulb, Tremron, Canoe Outpost, All Faiths Food Bank and the DeSoto Arts & Humanities Council. Noting that it was a community effort, Ashley Coone said, We continue to be so humbled and appreciative of the many organizations investing in the futures of our youth. Thank you to all of the sponsors and partners who donated time, money, staff and/ or resources for these very deserving students. Applications for the next class will be available in the Spring of 2015. For more information on how your child can be involved or for sponsorship opportunities, visit the Links2Success website at www.links2success.org or Facebook page at www. facebook.com/linkstosuccess. PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN WORTHINGTON, Dark Sunset PhotographyRep. Ben Albritton spoke to the students about citrus, leadership and being an elected ocial. Students participating in a Leadership and team building activity with The Fall Adventure.PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN WORTHINGTON, Dark Sunset Photography Ia n'e4N 4r O'V9tiu r Y 0 t {I'fb 9 1Atitr iG, In,rIli9r11,, IIJ rln,, {ffr1 (1Jd,t `'(rigor qJ ,.er,, i rr ,rri 1Ot15+! 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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14 Arcadia hosts Dixie Youth baseball tourney DeSoto County players arrived early Saturday at Brewer Park for this years Dixie Youth AAA State Tournament. Arcadia hosted the tournament this year. Abel Albarran, 9, reaches back for a strong pitch during the Dixie Youth state baseball tourna ment held in Arcadia starting on Saturday. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comDuring opening ceremonies of the Dixie Youth state baseball tournament in Arcadia, players remove their hats during the Star Spangled Banner. More photos on page 15. Sarah Bennett of Arcadia gets a loud cheer from the crowd after singing the national anthem. 5 0 4 7 1 4 2 1 50471421 Yes, We Are Open! 1 11 111 P4DesotoPharmacy14--L--Your Friendly Pharmacy" -77Best Prices in town!We take time to help our customersand provide our service your way!$ 10 OFW1O1?iOFF1st Visit Prescription 2nd Visit Prescriptio 3rd Visit PrescriptionWe offer the lowest price! If we are not, well beat the competitor's price!We accept all insurance, including: Medicaid, CVS Caremark, I lumana, Tricare, Express Scripts, BlueCros Blue Shield, Worlunan'. Comp, ..\RP, United Healthcare & all other NledicarePart D PlansFREE Home Delivery!FREE Antibiotic ProgramOver 300 Generic Prescriptions for $2.99Cr 2 Ur, 2LD ,Nj')$Chewable Multivitamins for every child's nutritional needs!A& _4010000001u 3ttLhe. 'Rarr:A.; 4. M 41V & I 11: U,

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The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian The newly organized DeSoto Youth Football will hold open registration for its teams from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through August 16, at Richard Bowers Stadium in Arcadia. All players must have a current physical, copy of their nal report card, proof of insur ance, and birth certicate in order to be placed on the active roster. Registration fee is $100. Payment plans are available and no player will be turned down for non-payment. This new program is age-based and has no weight restrictions. DYF will have four teams: 14U, 12U, 10U and 8U. There have been many changes to the tackle football program here in Arcadia since January. DeSoto Youth Football Bulldogs will have a new look, new management, and has a familyand player-friendly approach. DYF is a not-for-profit organization with no affiliations with any other youth program in DeSoto county. DeSoto Youth Football is starting its new fall season as a member of the American Youth Football association and will no longer play in the Mid Florida Football Conference. DYF will now play teams in Bradenton and Sarasota Counties. This change will help keep travel costs down for the league. Another exciting dynamic to DYF is its close relationship to the middle and high school programs. DYF wants to develop as many players who want to earn a place as future Bulldogs. DYF is based on character-building and the development of good solid students and athletes. DYF will strive to keep players in DeSoto County so the success and tradition can continue. DYF is looking for coaches for all divisions; applicants must be able to pass a background check and take and pass the AFY National Coaching Certifications. If you are a local business, DYF would like to offer you a league sponsorship for $400. All sponsorships are tax deductible. For more information or to become a league sponsor, call Steve Carroll, president, at 863-244-1218; or Terry Allshouse, football coordinator, at 863-990-8272.New youth football program holding sign-upsPROVIDED BY DYF DeSoto pitcher Lane Fullerton winds up during the Dixie Youth State Tournament held at Brrewer Park in Arcadia. Elton Langford, DeSoto County Commis ioner, talks with Ben Adams, president of the DeSoto Youth Baseball League. Courtney Hollingworth and Tim Vowels do all they can to help the tournament run smoothly.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.com Chuck Fullerton poses with his son and grandon, Lane and Ryan, at the pitchers mound to throw out the rst pitch for the beginning of the Dixie Youth state baseball tournament. Dixie baseball tourney 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! 471285 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 starting weight 348lbs Collectively, Were 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 Week 6 Weight Loss 41 Lbs Current Weight 290 339 WEEK #1 WEEK #4 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 Judy Kirkpatrick $1 John Drake & Jackie Scogin .50 cent California Toe Jam Band $1 County Commissioner Bob Miller .50 cent Celebrity Entertainment $2 City Administrator Tom Slaughter .50 cent Ed Stone .30 cent Don & Mary Finkle .50 cent Steve Big Daddy Knapp .50 cent Patrick Lange .50 cent Rhonda Mixon $1 Mike Kazyzkowski $1 Pual Bennett Seusy, Esq. $1 Jane Fricke Martin $1 Dr. Ronald Sevigny $1 John & Trudi Super $1 ? ` ( !y.it La _1AIdLU :: __

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 It is a foggy Saturday morning and the sun has not yet shown itself over the large oak tree across the road. However, at the Open Road Bar and Grill west of Arcadia on Highway 70, a group of bikers assemble for breakfast. They begin to call names: Chief, Top Hat, Lil Bit, Doug and Karen, David, Norm and Deborah, Dave. It is near 7 a.m., and they have been at the Open Road since 6 a.m. Each biker has studied the maps, routes have been decided, and excitement for the ride builds. This show is about to begin. Soon the riders will set out on a 500-mile journey, taking an estimated 12 hours along highways from Arcadia to Ocala and back. Each has collected pledges for the miles they will cover, and the donations will go toward bringing the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall replica to DeSoto County in December. Each biker has his own story. Rick and Fire (she is Irish and a redhead) planned this event. They are partners and the managers of the Open Road Bar and Grill. Rick explains why they got involved with this ride. This is a small part we can do to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrice for our freedoms, Rick said. Fire added, This is not a bar-to-bar ride it is a ride with a purpose. Sponsors pledged support for each mile their biker clocks. The goal is 500 miles for each motorcycle. (When the ride was completed Saturday evening, over $5,000 had been raised.) This group of more than 20 bikers came together for a common purpose. Each paid a registration fee and each will collect the pledged money their sponsors promised, funds to bring the famous replica of the Vietnam War Wall in Washington D.C. to Arcadia in the fall of this year. The fund needs $12,000 and this group plans to raise a good part of that money. Outside the bikers check their bikes. There is a mixture of motorcycle brands and colors, giving the parking lot at Open Road the appearance of the show room at the dealership. Victor, Honda, BMW, Harley Davidson, white, blue, black. The variety does not diminish the unity for the common cause that the bikers have endorsed. There is local support for the project and there is emotional sentiment for what the Wall represents. Preacher steps forward. He is the groups spiritual anchor, a chaplain with the Christian Cyclist Association. He prays for a safe trip for each biker, for love to continue to bind the group together, and he thanks the Lord for this nations freedom that allows this group to ride. With the Amen! the bikers prepare to leave. The noisy start of the motorcycles blasts the quiet of the morning. It will be a long, hard ride. The routes will take each motorcycle up to Ocala or Leesburg, across the Ocala National Forest, then back to Arcadia. Upon successful completion each rider will earn a patch for his riding jacket that says Run For the Wall. The ride will be fun, it will be a celebration of freedom, and it will give each rider an opportunity to do something good for the community. With everyone ready, the rst bikers, traveling in pairs, leave the lot heading east on Highway 70, into the fog. The lot soon empties and The Run For the Wall Ride is under way. It is 7:15 a.m., the sun is now visible over the oak tree and is burning away the morning fog. The lot is quiet again. Contributions for the project may be given to Rick or Fire at the Open Road Bar and Grill.500-mile ride raises funds for Traveling Wall By THOMAS SIMMONSARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY THOMAS SIMMONSAt 7:15 a.m. Saturday, riders take o through the fog toward the rising sun. Their 500-mile, 12-hour Open Road Run For the Wall ride was to raise money to bring the Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall to Arcadia. More than 20 bikers rode the route from the Open Road Bar & Grill up to Ocala, through the Ocala National Forest and back to Arcadia. When the tally was complete, the group of motorcycle riders had raised over $5,000, making a substantial dent in the $12,000 needed for the project. Doug Kalor checks out his Harley before beginning the long, hard 500-mile ride which will take him to Ocala, the Ocala National Forest, and Leesburg, before heading back home. The ride for each rider was expected to take about 12 hours. Dave and Karen Goebel check out the maps they will follow as they ride their blue Honda on the Run For the Wall. They know that the ride will raise money toward expenses to bring the Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Wall to Arcadia this fall. The Goebels live and work on Babcock Ranch, south of Arcadia. Top Hat with his rider Lil Bit set their trip odometer to zero before beginning the measured Run For the Wall ride. After just completing a 10,760-mile, 31-day ride to Alaska, they are ready for the 500-mile ride on Saturday. Before the ride begins, the group joins in prayer with the chaplain from the Christian Cyclist Association. He prays for safety for the riders and that they all may show Gods love to each other, ending his prayeer with an expres sion of gratitude to God for the freedom that allows such an event. 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. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian DeSoto County Commissioner Jim Selph presented the awards for the Itty Bitty Art Contest at DeSoto County Library on Friday. Elise Jones took all three places in the elementary school division. Eme Wuthrich won rst and third place, and Jasmine Coronado won second place in the middle school division. There were no entries from high school students. Bruce Newcomer won rst place and Bobbie Mears (both not pictured) second and third place in the adult division. Winners were chosen by ballots cast by library patrons. Theres still time to enter the Summer Fun Photography Contest; the deadline has been extended to July 19. A reception for the photo contest will be held at 5 p.m. on August 15.Itty Bitty Art ContestBy KAREN SMOKE DESOTO COUNTY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKE The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council hosted a Paint n Sip party Saturday at the offices of Realtor Mac Martin. It was open to experienced artists and novices alike, with Jane Hilton leading the group through the step-by-step recreation of a painting. Artists were invited to bring their favorite beverage and a pot-luck dish, and enjoyed a BBQ dinner. All ranges of skills, from newbie to experienced painter, took part in the event. Half the fun is seeing how differently each artist interpreted the same image. Because of the success of this inaugural event, DAHC plans to host another Paint n Sip in September. It is open to members and nonmembers alike. Details will be listed in The Arcadian.Arts Council hosts fun painting lesson ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKESip n Paint gatherings are a fun way to try your hand at painting, and are great for novices as well as more experienced artists. Jane Hilton led the group in a step-by-step creation of an original painting. Turn to page 23 for more photos. 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 iI IL 1 SM19384Ct] C E 4La ] DLaG D

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 The rst time we saw an eastern lubber grasshopper we did a double take. Surely it was a tin wind-up toy not a living insect. Gar ish yellow, red and black and nearly 3 inches long, it was poised on the leaf of an amaryllis bulb. Wed only just purchased our property and Id brought a bag of bulbs a neighbor had given me and planted them along the edge of our driveway. With the start of the rainy season theyd sent up two-foot-long straplike leaves. Two weeks later we returned and I looked over at the amaryllis bed. There were no green leaves. The bulbs had been gnawed at too. And then I saw her a giant brazenly colored slow moving creature. I watched as she scrunched her abdomen into the soil beside a half devoured bulb and pushed her body deep into the sand. She seemed to be doing some sort of pushups which I quickly realized meant she was depositing her eggs right next to the preferred food source for her progeny. The eastern lubber grasshopper, Romalea microptera, is found throughout Florida and the southeast. Their preferred habitat is weedy vegetation along roadsides and elds. We can be thankful that for their size, they have less of an appetite than most grasshoppers, and they dont usually occur in numbers large enough to do serious damage. Theyre often seen perched on the leaves of ornamental plants such as lily bulbs or orchids and their favorite part of the plant seem to be the ower. They can become a pest in plant nurseries. They move much more slowly than a typical grasshopper, and are unable to y. The full size adults are not fazed by most insecticides unless it is applied directly to them. At this stage, handpicking and squashing them before they have an opportunity to lay eggs is a good way to control their numbers. Weve also been known to resort to a BB gun. Be careful in picking the adult monsters off plants: the spines on the hind legs are sharp and can cut skin. Theyll also often detach one or both rear legs one of their many defenses. Like most grasshoppers they may regurgitate consumed plant material, commonly called tobacco spit. They may also hiss and secrete a foamy spray that contains irritants. When disturbed, they will raise their rose colored wings, which are not large enough to enable them to y. Their bright color warns predators that they contain toxins. Most birds wont eat them, and mammals such as opossums have been seen vomiting after eating these grasshoppers. One bird that will eat them is the shrike also known as the butcher bird. Shrikes impale their prey on the thorns of trees or barbs of fencing. Apparently after suitable aging the toxins dissipate. By midsummer pairs are frequently seen copulating, the smaller male astride the larger female. The female then deposits up to 50 eggs in soft sand, placing them about 2 inches deep. The eggs are yellow-orange and resemble large grains of rice and are covered with a foamy froth. Females may mate several times and lay a total of up to 200 eggs. The eggs begin hatching in March. The nymphs are about 3/4 inch long and may be black or deep red with one orange-red or yellow stripe. Some years we see thousands of the young emerging, other years there are far less. There is a parasite, a tachinid y that helps control their numbers. At rst emer gence the nymphs are slow-moving and tend to congregate on stems or grass blades close to ground level. We do the springtime stomp and kill as many as possible. They may also be scraped into a jar and fed to sh if you have a pond. The nymphs molt ve times before reaching the adult stage. Each stage lasts two to three weeks. Once they have gone through one or two molts sh will ignore them. Other than stomping on them, eliminating weedy areas may help control them, as short vegetation offers fewer places to hide. Once you identify what plants in your landscape they nd tasty, a daily inspection will alert you to their presence. Chocolate covered grasshoppers, anyone?Be on the watch for eastern lubber grasshoppersOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke aandksmoke@gmail.com ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY AL SMOKELubber grasshoppers are often seen perched on the leaves of ornamental plants such as lily bulbs or orchids and their favorite part of the plant seem to be the ower. For their size, they have less of an appetite than most grasshoppers. Calling all volunteersWe have an urgent need for volunteers these next two months to complete the renovation by the end of August for Isabel Soto and children on Lois Avenue. At the same time we will be building for the Summerall family on Maple Drive. This will be a home built on love and faith and we are encouraging all houses of worship and their members to join Habitat by sponsoring and building this home. Your help will reunite a family torn apart by the devastation of Hurricane Charley in 2004. A four-bedroom, handicap-accessible home will allow a mother to rejoin her family after being placed in a nursing home after their home was demolished. Last year Habitat was able to improve the quality of life for more than 13 families and plans to help more this year. If you would like to be a part of this vital mission, donate or volunteer by calling Heather Smith at 863-494-4118.HABITATFROM PAGE 7 50471270 Public Where are you?? Attending council meetings and asking questions is a must!! If you think the city cannot get worse, youre wrong; it can and will unless you demand better. Recently on a local radio program a councilman made the comment the city is doing fine!! Drive down any road or look at your tax bill. Considerthe city is on the State audit watch because of our financial situation. Its been eight months since the end of our fiscal year 20122013. Does anyone know if we even stayed within the adopted 12/13 budget? Has any council member asked any questions? Does any council member have any idea of where the city is financially? We had a major budget error does anyone know what was done? What this council HAS DONE is increase permit fees, increase water and sewer approximately 50%, raise your monthly garbage bill, collected over $119,000 in late fees for utility bills ( (October 2013 to July 10, 2014), way to go council)), and increased the milleage rate! Does any member of the council ask any questions when the budget update is given? They are told departments are doing a good job keeping expenses down down from what? A new budget is coming soon. WOW!! Does this not scream for a city administer with strong budget experience?? No comment from anyone! It has to be adopted by the end of September, closer than you think. Where are the council and city administrators priorities? The city administrator has been busy with his Strategic Plan. How much did this cost the city in dollars and staff time? Almost everyone who attended the public forum was city staff or council candidates; probably less than a dozen public attended. Not all council members even bothered to attend! Finances are not our only problemthe general condition of the city ugh! Public image City government is seen as dysfunctional remember the search for a city administrator? Its difficult to improve when we continue to make mistakes? Does the council or city administrator have an idea of what to do financially? Is it possible to recover? Information from the council and the administrator seem to be on a need to know basis and the public must not need to know! Electing good council members is the closest thing to a fresh start but you cannot JUST vote; you have to get your neighbor to vote. Paid Ad by ARCADIA VOTES INC. arcadiavotesinc@gmail.com ARCADIA VOTES 471278 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, 2014. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 19 | Arcadian DeSoto, Hardee, Polk and Manatee Counties has announced plans to set aside a 900,000-acre tract of unmined, pristine wilderness so that future generations of private companies coming to DeSoto, Manatee, Polk and Hardee Counties can pollute it. We have a responsibility to ensure that our counties continue to have beautiful woodlands, fresh streams, unspoiled pastureland and picturesque orchards where one day future gigantic corporations can destroy the natural habitat of native animals, the hydrology of the land and dump their industrial waste. The company spokesman noted that despoiling the environment is the birthright of every large American company. Like our corporation, future companies should know what it feels like to clear-cut an idyllic forest, poison a crystal-clear creek with chemical runoff, and permanently devastate a fragile ecosystem not to mention what it feels like to strip the land bare all the way down to the sandstone layer with massive earth moving equipment to access the minerals below. Ohhh I get so excited just talking about it. However, if we dont act soon, the experiences of our company in Floridas Bone Valley will become nothing more than a memory. Company ofcials also expressed their disappointment that future cor porations would never know the joy of attempting to drive the Gopher Tortoise and the Caracara to extinction.Bob Navin ArcadiaLETTERSFROM PAGE 4 City involvement encouragedSlaughter also received input from several business owners who felt the city should become more involved in hosting a large event. The owner of Phoenix Rising, said Arcadia should support any events that promote the downtown area. We didnt come here to be in business for 29 days; we have made a commitment and one solution would be to have the city sponsor an event, and take it out of the hands of the individual associations, he said. Several owners agreed, suggesting the city work with a private promoter to bring more visitors to the area, and include vendors who arent hampered by specic antique guidelines. Theres a lot of need in terms of having the city coming in and removing that line thats been drawn in the sand, said John Black. Let the AAA have their antique-specic fair, but why not build up a separate event that can involve more people? Owner Martha Craven said she was in favor of any event that brought more business to the city. I would really like to see if the city would be willing to partner with us, so we can bring more people here, she said. We have seen a steady decline in visitors to our district, and if we dont work together to nd a solution we are going to fail together. Slaughter then asked if the AAA would be willing to meet with business owners to discuss the limitations currently being placed on vendors during its monthly event, and AAA President Sheri Fink agreed. The meeting is scheduled for July 22 at 4:30 p.m. in the councils chamber room, with the second Special Event Forum still scheduled for July 24 at 4:30 p.m. at the same location.DOWNTOWNFROM PAGE 2 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comMembers of the Arcadia Antique Association listen during last weeks public forum. Media Group publisher (the parent company of The Arcadian), said, To be designated as the second best paper in the state for overall excellence is an honor few newspaper people ever experience in a career. I think all the people in DeSoto who help us nd and explain the compelling stories each week are a large reason such a small paper won such a big award. Bauer individually also won second place in both the prole and nonprole feature writing categories. The rst was for a feature prole he wrote about Robbie Hodges, the barrelman who appeared at the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo, which ran in the March 14 issue. The other was for non-prole features he wrote about Lions, Tigers and Bears Inc. (March 21), DeSotos Healthy Families program (April 18), and DeSoto Countys Animal Services Department (July 4). AWARDSFROM PAGE 7 (Computerized Criminal History) to determine the number and percentage of errors and discrepancies. FDLE recognizes accurate criminal history information is critical to the criminal justice community. Moreover, complete and up-to-date records are essential for making informed decisions regarding rearm purchase eligibility, concealed carry weapon permits, or certication and licensing for certain sensitive professions. The audit letter also stated, FDLE is committed to provide accurate and timely criminal history information. We cannot do this without you. We appreciate your continued commitment to providing accurate and complete criminal history records in Florida. McGavic congratulated the deputy clerks for earning such high praise from FDLE.AUDITFROM PAGE 7 as a contractor in Arkansas. He worked with the county to secure permits and plan approval. One county employee said to Pastor King, You would not have this building if it were not for Billy Duncan. Duncan said, Two or three times I was told that the project would have to be shut down. I would say, Wait, lets work this out, lets correct this, lets go on. Each time the issue would be corrected and the work would go on. Duncan said, Thats not luck! Thats God! Duncan told the congregation, A person learns what they can do, and they do it well. Then, they retire. What one should do is go out in their community and do what they have been doing rather than stopping. You will do more to build the church than just talking will do. Get into the community and get involved. God will bless! Wade Smith led the dedication prayer, saying, God, this is your gift to us. May we use it to bring glory to the Lord Jesus Christ. May we be a light to this community, do Your will, love each other and love our neighbors. We dedicate this building to You, and ourselves to serve You. Amen.ANNIVERSARYFROM PAGE 10 This view of the interior of the newly constructed addition shows the new rooms and the much needed foyer. In addition the foyer, there are restrooms and educational space. The expansion of the auditorium allows for church growth, giving room for additional worshipers who come. Construction Supervisor Billy Duncan addresses the crowd of more than 70 people. Duncan retired from construction in Arkansas before his move to Arcadia. In his talk, Duncan emphasizes the problem for seniors who learn a skill and practice it for years, then retire. His encouragement is that seniors should do what they can in their community, letting others benet from their experience and expertise. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY THOMAS SIMMONSDoug King has been the pastor of Temple Baptist Church, Arcadia, for over 15 years. He encourages the church to be Holding Forth the Word of Life. Established on July 12, 1964, the church celebrated its 50th Anniversary with the dedication of this new addition to its existing building. Further, Britton noted that the elementary schools have already extended their schedules. Given that, the DeSoto District is not certain whether a full additional hour has to be tacked onto their already-extended day, or whether they can take into account the extra time students are already getting. Were exploring our options regarding the minutes of additional instruction time required by the state, Britton said. We hope to have the least impact as possible on the current start and end times weve already shared with parents. We also still want parents to be able to take advantage of some of the after-school and extracurricular programs that are available. She added, We expect to resolve this before the next board meeting on July 22. As to the cost, Britton said the state pays the district for the additional hour. For more details and a breakdown of the scores across the state, visit http:// http://schoolgrades.doe.org.REPORTFROM PAGE 3 | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFJuly 31 deadline for crop insuranceThe USDAs Risk Management Agency reminds farmers of the July 31 sales closing date for crop insur ance in Florida. This sales closing date applies to crop insurance policies for Fresh Market Tomato and Fresh Market Sweet Corn in De Soto and other counties. The sales closing date is the last day to buy a new policy or change an existing policys coverage level. Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private crop insurance agents. Contact a local crop insurance agent for more information about the program. A list of crop insurance agents is available at all USDA Service Centers and on the RMA website at www.rma.usda.gov/ tools/agents/.

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Info. 863-494-5540 or 863-244-3585 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 FICTITIOUS NAME3112 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name Oak Leaf Woodworks located at 2230 NW Brownville St. in the County of DeSoto, in the City of Arcadia, Florida 34266 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Arcadia, Florida, this 14th day of July, 2014. /s/ James F. Potter PUBLISHED 7/17/14 131159 3063903 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.:14-2012-CA-000583 HSBC BANK USA, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, INC., ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2004-RP1, Plaintiff, vs. HATTIE M. BROWN, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CYNTHEIA BRANCH A/K/A CYNTHIA E. BRANCH Last Known Address: UNKNOWN Also Attempted At: SKIP, Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 19 AND NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 21, BLOCK 4, TIER 4 OF A.W. GILCHRIST EAST END ADDITION, AS SHOWN BY PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. as been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A. Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address in P .O. BOX 9908, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33310-0908 on or before August 15, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the Arcadian and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered a g ainst y ou for the NOTICE OFACTION3116 r elief demanded in the complaint. 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 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 7 day of July 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ N. Daughtrey As Deputy Clerk PUBLISHED 7/17/14 & 7/24/14 107507 3063856 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014 DR 0325 Jayne Odell Brosnihan, Petitioner and John Michael Brosnihan, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DIS SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: John Michael Brosnihan Last Known Address:1650 SE Hargrave St. Arcadia, FL 34266 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 the Petitioner, Jayne Odell Brosnihan whose address is, 195 Cherokee Lane, Wauchula, FL 33873 on or before August 4, 2014 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 115 E. Oak St. Arcadia, FL 34266 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in this petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your curr ent address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. Dated: July 2, 2014 MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ N. Daughter Deputy Clerk Published 7/10/14, 7/17/14, 7/24/14, 7/31/14 131159 3060200 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASENO.: 14-2014-CA-000204 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. SANDRA CONNORS A/K/A SANDRA L. CONNORS A/K/A SANDRA LOUISE CONNORS A/K/A SANDRA CONNERS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MARION VELMA BASS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on NOTICE OFACTION3116 the following described property: LOTS 1 & 2, BLOCK P, ELDORADO PARK SUBDIVISION AS PER MAP OR PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 71, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1993 SHADOW MASTER DOUBLE WIDE MOBILE HOME IDENTIFIED BY VIN NUMBERS 146M7660A AND 146M7660B. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is P.O. BOX 9908, FT. LAUDERDALE, FL 33310-0908 ON on or before August 15, 2014 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the Arcadian and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the r elief demanded in the complaint. 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 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. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court this 7 day of July, 2014 MITZIE W. MCGAVIC As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ N. Daughtrey As Deputy Clerk PUBLISHED 7/17/14 & 7/24/14 107507 3063881 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: 142014CP000066 IN RE: ESTATE OF KENNETH JON ABPLANALP a/k/a KENNETH J. ABPLANALP, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KENNETH JON ABPLANALP a/k/a KENNETH J. ABPLANALP, deceased, whose date of death was May 9, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 Oak Street, Suite 201, Arcadia, FL 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 17, 2014 Attorney for Personal Representative: ABLES & CRAIG. P.A. 202 W. Main Street Ste. 103 W auchula, Florida 33873 T elephone: (863) 773-0500 Fax: (863) 773-0505 E-Mail: service@heartlandfloridalaw.com Secondary E-Mail: bcraig@heartlandfloridalaw.com Brandon S. Craig Attorney for RENEE WARHOLIC Florida Bar Number: 0085800 Personal Representative: RENEE WARHOLIC 1595 Sington Rd. Morrisdale, PA 16858 PUBLISHED 7/17/14 & 7/24/14 308190 3063413 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 142014CP000068CPAXMA Division Twelfth IN RE: ESTATE OF Joseph D. Zeleznik Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of Joseph D. Zeleznik, deceased, whose date of death was June 8, 2014, and whose social security number are xxx-xx-7069, is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 10, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: Connie L. Collins Primary Service E-Mail: Service@eewj.com Secondary Service E-Mail: Ccollins@eewj.com Florida Bar No. 0813427 Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. 124 N. Brevard Ave Arcadia, Florida 34266 T elephone: (863) 494-4323 Personal Representatives: Mary Elizabeth Artz 7403 Reservation Drive Springfield, Virginia 22153 PUBLISHED 7/10/14 & 7/17/14 228541 3061311 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: ESTATE OF LEWIS WADE KEEN Deceased. File No. 2014-CP000070AXMA Division PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Lewis Wade Keen, deceased, whose date of death was May 27, 2014, is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 E. Oak Street, Suite #101 Arcadia, FL 34266-2412. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 17, 2014. Cheyenne R. Y oung Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar Number: 0515299 W otitzky, Wotitzky, Ross & McKinley Attorneys at Law 223 Taylor Street, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 T elephone: (941) 639-2171 Fax: (941) 639-2197 E-Mail: cyoung@wotitzkylaw .com Secondary E-Mail: jackie@wotitzkylaw .com Personal Representative: Billy Harold Porter 392 Yeager Street Port Charlotte, Florida 33954 PUBLISHED 7/17/14 &7/24/14 100738 3063753 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA IN PROBATE IN RE: The Estate of ROBERT L. VOTTA, SR., Deceased Probate No. 14-CP-47 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROBERT L. VOTTA, SR., deceased, File Number 1447 CP is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice if served must file their claims with "Serving UeSolo County since 1887"ARCADIANa afts000000001kooL'afto lmooftooooooor-------------,16 -------------LIM%%y emu: .

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The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED The date of first publication of this Notice is July 17, 2014 By:/S/J. MICHAEL ROONEY J. MICHAEL ROONEY A ttorney for Petitioner Florida Bar No. 157880 Post Office Box 510400 Punta Gorda, Florida, 33951-0400 (941) 639-2591 trabuelaw@yahoo.com Robert L. Votta, Jr., Pers. Rep. 181 Brightwater Drive #2 Clearwater Beach, FL 33767 PUBLISHED 7/17/14 & 7/24/14 121501 3061197 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN A ND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO. 2014 CP 000067 IN RE THE ESTATE OF: RICHARDSON, LULA C. Deceased. Notice to Creditors The administration of the estate of LULA C. RICHARDSON, deceased, whose date of death was November 4, 2013, is pending in the Twelfth Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Room 201, A r cadia, Florida 34266. The estate is intestate. The names and addresses of the personal r epresentative and the personal r epresentatives attorney are set forth below. A ll creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is July 17, 2014. A ttorney for Personal Representative: Jeffrey A. King, Esq. Florida Bar No. 342238 1800 Second Street, Suite 895 Sarasota, Florida 34236 T elephone: (941) 954-5585 Personal Representative: Thomas A. Richardson Post Office Box 2876 A r cadia, FL 34265 PUBLISHED 7/17/14 & 7/24/14 121861 3063219 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000670 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL 1 INC. TRUST 2007-SEA1, Plaintiff, vs. V ICTOR R. HERNANDEZ, ET AL., Defendants ORDER RESCHEDULING THE FORECLOSURE SALE THIS CAUSE, having come before me upon Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale, and NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 the same having been considered, and the Court being otherwise fully advised in the premises, it is hereby: ORDERED AND ADJUDGED as follows: 1. Clerk of this Court shall sell the property at public sale on July 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter at the SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse; 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes, and as set forth in the Final Judgment entered by the Court on April 19, 2013. DONE AND ORDERED in Arcadia, at DESOTO County, Florida, this 30th day of May, 2014. /s/ Don T. Hall Judge PUBLISHED 7/10/14 & 7/17/14 232598 3061370 NOTICE OF MEETING3126 DESOTO COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT MEETING NOTICE TO BE HELD ON: Thursday, July 31, 2014 At 4:30 in the McSwain Room of DeSoto Memorial Hospital THE DESOTO COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT Board of Directors shall meet Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the McSwain Room of DeSoto Memorial Hospital (DMH) for a special Finance meeting followed by a special Board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these meetings should contact Andrea Griffis-Carson at (863) 494-8402 or by fax at (863) 4948400. All meetings are open to the public and the public is invited to attend. PUBLISHED 7/17/14 248477 3062460 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000244 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MERITAGE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-3, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-3,, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES EDWARD DAVIS, ET AL. Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 3, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2010-CA000244, of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MERITAGE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-3, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-3, (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and JAMES EDWARD DAVIS; P AMELA DAVIS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC; CASTLE CREDIT CORPORATION, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse; 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, at 11:00 a.m., on the _29th_ day of _July_, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 21 AND ALL OF LOT 23, BLOCK 4, TIER 5, GILCHRISTS EAST END ADDITION TO ARCADIA, 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 1, PAGE 27 AND IN PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 48. 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 NOTICE OFSALE3130 upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 2 day of July, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. PUBLISHED 7/10/14 & 7/17/14 232598 3061324 IN THE TWELFTH CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 142013CA000650XXXXXX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL W. BREEDEN; FRANCES G. BREEDEN; ET AL. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated April 28, 2014, and entered in Case No. 142013CA000650XXXXXX of the Circuit Court in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and MICHAEL W. BREEDEN; FRANCES G. BREEDEN; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, MITZIE W. MCGAVIC, Clerk of the Circuit Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at at the South Door of the Desoto County Courthouse, 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, ,11:00 a.m. on the 26th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 19, VOSS OAKS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGES 67 AND 64A PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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. DATED at Arcadia, Florida, on July 11, 2014. SHD Legal Group P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff PO BOX 11438 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33339 1438 T elephone: (954) 564 0071 Facsimile: (954) 564 9252 Service E-mail: answers@shdlegalgroup.com By: Michael A. Shifrin Florida Bar No. 0086818 PUBLISHED 7/17/14 & 7/24/14 105230 3063547 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION DIVISION: CASE NO.: 13CA148 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CONNER, ELBERT et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2014, and entered in Case No. 13CA148 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff NOTICE OFSALE3130 and Elbert L. Conner, The Unknown Spouse of Elbert L. Conner, Tenant # 1 a/k/a Jackie Marciulonis, William Conner, Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, the DeSoto County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266; www.desotoclerk.com, DeSoto County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 5th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: THE EAST HALF OF LOT 4 OF C.M. LAWRENCE SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO DESCRIBED AS: THE EAST HALF OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST. TOGETHER WITH A MOBILE HOME LOCATED THEREON AS A PERMANENT FIXTURE AND APPURTENANCE THERETO, DESCRIBED AS A 2005 BHFL HS MOBILE HOME BEARING VIN NUMBERS GAFL435A90060AH31 AND GAFL435B90060BH31. 2481 SE NEVERSAIL ST ARCADIA FL 34266 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida, this 9th day of July, 2014 __/s/ Ashley Arenas __ Ashley Arenas, Esq. FL Bar # 68141 Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P .O. Box 23028 T ampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR016568F01 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Courts ADA Coordinator at 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. To file response please contact DeSoto County Clerk of Court, 115 E. Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, FL 34266, Tel: (863) 993-4876; Fax: (863) 993-4669. PUBLISHED 7/17/14 & 7/24/14 272484 3062385 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 14-2012-CA-000150 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DOW, JERRY et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2014, and entered in Case No. 14-2012-CA000150 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Chrystal Dow, Jerry Dow, Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, the DeSoto County NOTICE OFSALE3130 Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266; www.desotoclerk.com, DeSoto County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 5th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 28A OF AIRPORT ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST; THENCE N 82 DEGREES 33E, ALONG NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, 910.45 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 662.46 FEET TO SOUTH LINE OF N 1/2 OF S 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE N 82 DEGREES 33E ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 102.60 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 132.01 FEET; THENCE NORTH 162.45 FEET; THENCE S 82 DEGREES 33W, 50.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50.0 FEET; THENCE S 82 DEGREES 33W, 82.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH, 212.46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, L YING IN DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1998 LIBERTY MOBILE HOME VIN#S 10L26401U AND 10L26401X TITLE NOS. 0080909870 AND 0080909751. 2347 SE RED BARON DR, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida, this 8th day of July, 2014 /s/ Ashley Arenas __ Ashley Arenas, Esq. FL Bar # 68141 Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P .O. Box 23028 T ampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR11-85276 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Courts ADA Coordinator at 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. To file r esponse please contact DeSoto County Clerk of Court, 115 E. Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, FL 34266, Tel: (863) 993-4876; Fax: (863) 993-4669. PUBLISHED 7/10/14 & 7/17/14 272484 3061749 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASENO.: 142014CA000001 THE FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA Plaintiff, vs. JERROLD M. GASKINS, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED CLERKS SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a UNIFORM FINAL JUDGMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE dated April 28, 2014, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 A.M. on August 26, 2014, the following described property as set forth in UNIFORM FINAL JUDGMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE, to wit: Begin at the Southeast corner of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 12, Township 38 South, Range 25 East for Point of Beginning; thence North 88 degrees 00 minutes 40 seconds West along South line of said tract, 371.68 feet; thence North 6 degrees 37 minutes 11 seconds West, 921.87 feet to Southerly right of way of County NOTICE OFSALE3130 Road # 760 (formerly S.R. # 760); thence North 54 degrees 00 minutes 54 seconds East along said right of way 460.25 feet to P.C. of curve to right having a cord bearing of North 61 degrees 37 minutes 03 seconds East and a cord distance of 144.57 feet; thence Northeasterly along said right of way on arc of said curve, 144.97 feet to East line of said Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4; thence South 0 degrees 59 minutes 21 seconds W est along said East line, 1267.96 feet to Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: Begin at the Southeast corner of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 12, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida; thence North 88 degrees 00 minutes 40 seconds West along South line of said tract, 291.36 feet for Point of Beginning; thence continue same line, 80.32 feet; thence North 06 degrees 37 minutes 11 seconds West, 416.19 feet; thence South 17 degrees 07 minutes 36 seconds East, 435.52 feet to Point of Beginning. Parcel Id: 12-38-25-0000-00420000 Commonly known as: 6463 CR 760 E, Arcadia, FL 34266 Dated this 7 day of July, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC, Clerk of Court By: 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 Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, telephone: (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. 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. PUBLISHED 7/17/14 & 7/24/14 308190 3063038 Employ Classified! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-CA-72 FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. SAMUEL J. MORGAN, ENAFAEL CRUZ, JR. and ROSALINDA CRUZ, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 24, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the South Door of the DeSoto County Courthouse, Arcadia, Florida at 115 E. Oak St. Arcadia, FL 34266 on August 5, 2014 the following described property located in DeSoto County, Florida: LOT 3, LOT 4, LOT 5, LOT 13, LOT 14 and LOT 15, AND VACATED ALLEYWAY (per Resolution dated September 2, 1958), BLOCK 57, TOWN OF NOCATEE RAIL ROAD SURVEY, a subdivision according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 20 and re-recorded in Plat Book C5, Page 42, of the Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 24th day of June, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC Clerk of Court By: B. Wynn as Deputy Clerk PUBLISHED 7/10/14 & 7/17/14 228541 3061300 00

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 The students in Wade Huckabys, Industrial Technology class built a shed for a deserving Habitat family. Not only are these students learning building skills, but they are also learning valuable life lessons on giving back to their community. This is no ordinary class by any means; they boast a mini construction site right on the school campus. The shed was built entirely to code standards with safety rules followed at all times. Habitat families are very thankful the students did such a great job learning pitch and angles as they built the trusses. Their time and effort will provide a secure place for lawn mowers, bikes, etc. There is even talk of them to continue building for all Habitat homes in DeSoto County. This year Habitat has completed nine critical home repairs, placed two families in a home with a zero-interest mortgage and is working on a rehabilitation and new home build at the same time! With the communitys support there is hope for the future of DeSoto County. To be a part of this exciting project call Heather Smith at 863-494-4118.DeSoto High hammering for HabitatSUBMITTED B y HEATHER SMITHHABITAT FOR HUMANITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR PHOTO PROVIDEDDeSoto High School students show the shed they built as part of a class project for a Habitat For Humanity family. NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 14-2013-CA-000570 DIVISION: US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WFHE2, ASSET-BACKED P ASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-WFHE2, Plaintiff, vs. CHARLENE MOELLER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 25, 2014, and entered in Case No. 142013-CA-000570 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida in which US Bank National A ssociation, as Trustee for Citigroup Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-WFHE2, Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-WFHE2, is the Plaintiff and Charlene Moeller, Tenant #1 n/k/a Georgianne Moeller, Tenant #2 n/k/a Tucker Kosinski, are defendants, the DeSoto County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, A r cadia, FL 34266; www.desotoclerk.com, DeSoto County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 7th day of A ugust, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 56, ELLER AND TURNER ESTATES, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 78. A /K/A 1451 S.E. CARNAHAN A VE., ARCADIA, FL 34266-7696 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida this 10th day of July, 2014. _/s/ Ashley Arenas __ A shley Arenas, Esq. FL Bar # 68141 A lbertelli Law A ttorney for Plaintiff P .O. Box 23028 T ampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: servealaw@albertellilaw.com JR 11-89149 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Courts A DA Coordinator at 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. To file response please contact DeSoto County Clerk of Court, 115 E. Oak Street, Room 101, A r cadia, FL 34266, Tel: (863) 993-4876; Fax: (863) 993-4669. PUBLISHED 7/17/14 & 7/24/14 272484 3063041 COMPUTERSERVICE5053 P .C. SolutionsComputer repairs, sales, networking, Dell Registered Patner 863-491-0497 mike@pcsolutionsco.com NEEDCASH? 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 T urn your trash into cash! Ad vertise y our yard sale! FURNITURE6035 5 PCS WHITE WROGHT IRON Patio set with cushions $60 863494-1171 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 SMALL OFFICE DESK w/nice wood finish, one drawer n bottom, shelf on top. $60 obo 863494-1171 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT6060 APPLE MONITOR Large Flat screen, like new. $200 Call 863832-2801 FIREARMS6131 Remington, 16 ga. Model 11-48 28 w/poly choke $375 941-2352500 LIVESTOCK6235 HORSE BOARDING V ery affordable, one spot open. Call for details 863-491-5524 MISCELLANEOUS6260 34 OLD Pennies Collector 1909 $300 for set 863-832-2801 PHOENIX BICYCLE Classic Mens 26. Was in storage 30+ yrs. Valued at $700, asking $400 863-491-5523 AUTOS WANTED7260 WE BUY & PICK UP JUNK CARS 941-661-1928 outside professionals about airport issues, and report directly to council. You made it personal, Fink told Frierson. I dont know how someone who wants to undermine the Administrator via email can act CLASHFROM PAGE 1in an honest and fair manner. In reply, Frierson insisted there is no place for a document like [Finks cover memo] as part of the record of this city. I would prefer to delete Mr. Finks document. Fink repeatedly asked Frierson if he intended his email to go to Jankosky rather than the dead-letter le. Frierson said, I didnt send that email to Judi. He claimed Slaughter dug it out of the dead-letter le. So you didnt author this email with intent to deliver it to Judi Jankosky? Fink asked. No. Who was it sent to? said Fink. The dead-letter ofce. So you meant to send it to the dead-letter ofce? Why would you send it to the dead-letter box where it would become a public record? Frierson renewed his plea to remove Finks cover memo from the councils meeting record. He then asked Fink to resign his seat on City Council to which Fink did not respond. Councilman Bob Heine said, If we remove the Airport Advisory Board, that would resolve the problem. But Frierson defended the AAAB, noting it included professionals whose only interest is improving the airport. If AAAB were dissolved, it would remove an opportunity for public input. Its important to have an open public forum, he said. If you want me gone, just ask and Ill leave. Fink continued to defend his suggestion to dissolve AAAB and let the Administrator handle the airport with consultants. Eventually, Heine proposed the AAAB revert to how it functioned before, with the board reporting directly to Council rather than the Administrator. Councils attor ney, T.J. Wohl, said the previous change having AAAB report to the Administrator was done by resolution and this issue could be resolved by repealing that resolution, and adopting language clarifying that AAAB would report to Council. Wohl agreed to provide language at a future meeting.Other business City Planner Carl McQuay reported that political campaign signs may not be placed in the citys right-of-way. He will remove signs in the right-of-way and tell the candidate to come pick them up. Signs may not be larger than 4 square feet in residential areas, or 32 square feet in other zones. Candidates must have permission from a property owner to place a sign there. The 10-year lease of property to the Redlands Christian Migrant Association was renewed by default. Coordinator Gloria Kendricks said RCMA has maintained and upgraded the property, pays all utilities, and plans to upgrade the drive to eliminate ooding. RCMA agreed to remove a bridge near the Smith-Brown Gym it no longer needs. The city will create a committee of volunteers, consisting of county residents (who need not live within city limits) to advise the city on minimal property standards. It will be advertised and applications solicited from the public. Beth Carsten reported that the rst budget workshop is set for July 22 at Council Chambers. Time was not yet set as of press time check the citys website or visit The Arcadians Facebook page for details. Boatsi'frKidneysDonate your Boat,Car, Truck, RV,Plane, or Real Estateto help people needingorgan transplants onMatchingbonors. cornFree Vacation VoucherBoats4K dneys.com1-800-385-0422

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The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY AL SMOKEParticipants display their nished artwork created at the Sip n Paint held by DeSoto Arts Council at Martin Realty Co.Novice and experienced painters participate in event Artist Victor Amemiya works on a drawing. Mac Martin displays his painting created at the July member meeting of DeSoto Arts Council. Elise Zarli and Susie Mullins work on their paintings. Paintings take shape as artists follow the step-by-step directions. Artists may bring their own supplies, or supplies are provided for a nominal fee. Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Bowling Green, FL 33834 Sat. 8-12 for only $12.50 a week! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Contact Tami at 494-2434 Tami at 494-2434 for more information for more information AUTOMOTIVE Performance Automotive Total Car & Light Truck ServiceF R E E F r o n t E n d I n s p e c t i o n FREE Front-End Inspection 505 S. Brevard Ave., Arcadia 863-491-8500 WE OFFER 4-WHEEL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT AND WE WONT STEER YOU WRONG! Complete computer capabilities on all vehicles STORAGE PHILS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE Domestic/Foreign Tires Brakes A/C Repair Wheel Alignment Computer/Electrical Diagnostics Cooling Systems Steering & Suspensions 3193 NE Hwy 17 Arcadia 863-993-1141 #1 two years running! GLASS CLUTTER ClutterBustersLicensedandInsuredRunningoutofroom?Toomuchstuff? Wehavethesolution!Specializingindisposingofunwantedjunk. ResidentialCommercialShedsBarnsStorageUnits FREEconsultations,appraisals&estimatesCallLewisH.Parkerat(863)990-0273 COMPUTER SERVICES Arcadia, FL 34265 Ph: (863) 491-0497 www.pcsolutionsco.com mike@pcsolutionsco.com Computer Service & Repairs, Sales And Networking P.C. SOLUTIONS Mobile Business Service Microsoft Partner Dell Registered Partner 863-491-0497 ADVERTISE HERE! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Tami at 494-2434 for more information 471287 REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services From the Coast to the Country Mac Martin, Broker/Owner TINT WINDOW FILM 863-444-0313 HECTOR COBBLE Mobile Unit HOT TIPS COLD FACTS Clearly THE BEST Guaranteed Auto Home Commercial Boat got tint? CHILD CARE Mrs. Bs Learning Center Where Your Children Are My Children VPK School Readiness Full Time and Part Time Care Taking enrollments for children 1 to 5 years old (not in school) 721 N. Robert Arcadia, FL 34266 Phone (863)491-0404 LIC# C12CE0027 We"re at Your e r v ic eC J `1` l.THAT WORKS FOR YOUR BUSINESS,DESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC.135 N. Volusia Ave. I Arcadia, Florida 34266All Phases of Glass WorkCOMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAILMOBILE AUTO GLASS Martin Realt y %.,oWe come to you!(863) 494-268 3 (863) 494-210010Ron & Lorrie Collins 24-Hour EmergencyCall for move in specialsFlea Market Every Saturday24 hour AccessSECURED Hwy 17 North of ArcadiaPUBLIC STORAGE 83-993-1355

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 17, 2014 50471286 Congratulations to the staff of the Arcadian for winning second place in the Florida Press Associations Better Weekly general excellence category. The Arcadian placed second among all weekly newspapers in the state in its category. The award recognizes overall excellence in general and departmental news; mechanical excellence; advertising enterprise; editorial page; general appearance; makeup and style; photography and promotion of community interest. Congratulations also to Assistant Editor Steve Bauer on his two second-place awards in the Florida Press Associations annual contest! Steve received accolades in the Feature Profile and Feature Non-Profile categories. Congrats to the entire staff on the hard work and dedication in making this publication one of the best in the state! We would like to say Thank You to our readers and customers for their support! Susan Hoffman, Editor Arcadian Wins Second In State Press Contest hi,Q a,A0x `l, Wktyxfor Hu n l t,r'' Sec+oh!p ramlddts 1,x.diu,rOil" 4yym0aperJ nn i wNF7ortdaP A1uLL D)ddpp }2rnsa wW N i 42,4'ARCAI)"ANIANIpD Md PIS r`Qndissolvr 9considers an landsCi Arcad+an m N Showsha* on u.c. dazooo.A +''' a r SecondPlnoer r i T6. ImMADEA "Serving DeSoto County since 1887"1c1lORCADIAN?wJvVL ;NEWSPAPERS i 1'I`