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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, July 31, 2014 40 pages / 50 centsSAT. FUNDRAISER FOR SJBaby Stephen James Fales faces many challenges and medical expenses.PAGE 38 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 STREET FAIR FIGHTS: Antiques group, downtown merchants cant agree ................................. 3 DRIVE-THRU RAGE: Stalled car leads to fight, gunfire at McDonalds ...................................... 7 BUNKER BABES : Local goat farm wins honors at national show .......................................... 26 INSIDE Like us on FacebookEditorial ............... 4 Police Beat ............ 7 Calendar .............. 8 Obituaries ............. 9 Religion .............. 10 Sports ............... 14 Agriculture ........... 23 Classifieds ............ 36DeSoto Board of County Commissioners got their first peek at the proposed 2014-2015 budget, and the initial numbers show another tough year ahead. The 2014-15 projected number is $26,016,270, which is nearly $3 million less than this years budget. Interim County Administrator Mandy Hines said property values are expect ed to decline in 2015, resulting in a loss of $351,669 in tax revenue. Other factors that negatively impacted the budget include a rise in post-retirement health insurance costs, and significant transfers toward transportation. As a result, county staff estimate approximately $1.7 million will need to be used from the reserve fund to balance the budget, leaving only $1,519,405 for emergency use. Obviously, the remaining number is an unacceptable level of reserve funds, Hines said. She added there were department expenditures county staff had found that could be reduced to help pad the reserve fund, including breaking up the transportation costs over a multi-year period and eliminating the Sheriffs Departments request for a 3 percent pay increase and additional staff. Hines said delay ing the $350,000 Water Fund payment to the DeSoto County School District would also be a large help. If we were able to achieve this and back out of the school board payment, it would benet our budget numbers, she said. However, it would require board action for that to be approved. Hines also said the $150,000 annual payment to the Redevelopment Trust Fund was suspended for next year, and when added to other cuts would place the countys reserve fund at approximately $1.9 million. Commissioners respondAfter the initial budget numbers were presented, board members shared their thoughts on the issue. I purposely hadnt cracked the first page of this budget until now because I wanted to come into this budget process with an open mind, said Commissioner Bob Miller. But now that I have, I will be going through this line by line and looking for original ideas on ways to cut costs. Commissioner Elton Langford said hed like to see particular county budgets funded by Municipal Service Taxing Units. Id like to look at funding departments like the Sheriff and Public Safety through MSTUs, he said. This is a way to spread the County budget loses groundBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORBUDGET | 24 E pluribus unum As an American, we see that Latin phrase on a daily basis, whether we notice it or not. Its on the back of the $1 bill, on all U.S. coins and is prominently displayed on many patriotic signs and emblems. In fact, its located at the top of our national seal. The English translation of the phrase is out of many, one. Adopted by Congress in 1782, it was the countys de facto slogan until 1956, when Congress passed an act declaring In God We Trust our ofcial motto. Having recently returned with my family from a week-long vacation to Washington, D.C., I have thought a lot about that phrase, es pecially in relation to DeSoto County residents frustrations with their local government and the perceived lack of progress in the area. Out of many, one: B y STEVE BAUER A RC A DI A N A SSIST A SSIST A SSIST NT E DITOR PHOTO BY MARISA BAUERThe view from the top of Arlington National Cemetery is breathtaking. The Washington Monument, Capitol, Pentagon, Lincoln Memorial and Jeerson Memorial dot the skyline in front of the Potomac River. ONE | 20 Local struggles mirror historical issues nvIAN"t Aftt w o, a -_al u r 2 T C.h < t vtLsY 5+ arEr XIS i}Y.s; ,'R' :.r + StM.j'yry' ... -'1 `7 t *..1'r,y 1F b?bi .Z`.;;4" r:1i' .+jj "'C.:'fit '" r ..,.o-tea k001,` .ri, i S. '?y m r','y,(}?M? -F cam. r:h q.,..R'n wT, j}46" WOAQ,16,.+K l `i'.,.e' M-Li't'. "s -dP r? 4 4OAF. ''Nv y L r -iF2 `h`h'iij\A,.` 1-r :SS r e,c. Kiyy,, h.yy -7 05252 51621 6

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 If you have a problem with home delivery, please call our office at 863-494-2434 before 10 a.m. so we can correct it for you.Arcadian Publisher .............................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DESOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434tjewell@sun-herald.com jbierman@sun-herald.com 108 S Polk Ave DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto .............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore jgallimore@sun-herald.com Susan Hoffman shoffman@sun-herald.com Steve Bauer sbauer@sun-herald.com Tami Jewell tjewell@sun-herald.com Jackie Bierman jbierman@sun-herald.com Kyle Gallimore kgallimore@sun-herald.com DEADLINESEditorial: Monday Noon Classified & Legal Ads: Wednesday 11 a.m. Display Ads: Friday 5 p.m. (or Noon Monday for camera ready ads only) CLASSIFIED & LEGAL ADVERTISING 863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 jbierman@sun-herald.com ONLINE www.yoursun.net Like The Arcadian on Facebook The 2014 Brotherhood Ride returns to Arcadia Monday at noon when a group of reghters and law enforcement pedal bikes to the Tree of Knowledge Park. The Brotherhood Ride includes more than 50 riders who will start Friday in North Naples, riding to Clewiston, Port St. Lucie, Lake Placid and Arcadia, before reaching the end of the journey Monday afternoon in Port Charlotte. The concept of the Brotherhood Ride was a dream of Fireghter Jeff Morse of North Naples Fire Department. After nine reghters lost their lives in 2007 ghting a warehouse blaze, Morse wanted to do something to remember those who lost their lives and help their families. Thus was born the Brotherhood Ride in 2008, which now has racked up more than 3,600 miles. Along all those miles, they have raised nearly $120,000 in donations to help the surviving families. This year the Florida riders will remember four fallen law enforcement ofcers who lost their lives over the past year: Sgt. Gary Morales of St. Lucie County Sheriffs Ofce, Deputy Daniel Rivera of the Broward County Sheriffs Ofce, Master Deputy Joseph Shane Robbins of the Polk County Sheriffs Ofce and Sgt. Mike Wilson of the Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce. To help with fundraising, the Brotherhood Riders are selling two commemorative T-shirts. The special 2014 Florida Tour black shirt features a map of Florida on the back printed with the names of the four fallen ofcers being honored. The shirt is $20 and can be purchased at the Arcadian, Glass Antique or not on West Oak St., DeSoto County Fire Rescue and DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce. Earlier this year, another Brotherhood Ride took place in Texas, with many of our Florida riders joining their Lone Star State brethren. The Texas gray shirt features the names of re and law enforcement brethren who gave their lives in Texas, and is available for $15 at the same locations. The community is wel come to come to the Tree of Knowledge Park Monday at noon to welcome the riders to town with typical Arcadia hospitality. It has been a few years since the Brotherhood tour has visited DeSoto County, and organizers want to welcome them warmly. Several local businesses and organizations have donated food and beverages for the riders lunch.Welcome Brotherhood and buy a T-shirtBy SUSAN E. HOFFMAN ARCADIAN EDITOR In the July 17, 2014 issue of The Arcadian, a story about the July 15 City Council meeting misidentied a person who spoke before Council that night. Following a review of the recording of that meeting, we have conrmed the following exchange: Gary Frierson and Deputy Mayor Joe Fink engaged in a dialogue about an email reportedly sent by Frierson and later distributed by current City Administrator Tom Slaughter. Following that discussion, resident Chuck Craven spoke: Craven: Let me ask you a question, Joe. If I sent an email and you got a hold of it and you didnt like it, what would you do with it? Say I was on council or my wife on council. Is that their business? If you sent it to them, was it their business? Or was that a mistake on his part? If he did. Are you saying he cant do emails to somebody dierent than what you think? No, man. Youre wrong. You should resign tonight. Im asking for your resignation. S laughter: Ms. Jankoski cost this community how much? C raven: I dont care about that. Im asking you if you would resign. Slaughter: No. Councilman Keith Keene: I think Mr. Cravens question was directed towards Deputy Mayor Fink and not the City Administrator. So Id like the City Administrator to refrain from a unwanted response. Keene and others in the audience believed Craven had been asking Fink, not Slaughter, to resign. The Arcadian was also under the assumption that Fink was the one asked to resign. CLARIFICATION 471338 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of County Commissioners of DeSoto County, Florida will consider the adoption of an ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 9:00 AM or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room 103, Administration Building 201 East Oak Street Arcadia Florida as follows AN ORDINANCE OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO TAXATION; PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF A DISCRETIONARY INDIGENT CARE SALES SURTAX OF ONE-HALF OF ONE PERCENT (0.5%) PURSUANT TO SECTION 212.055(7), FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR THE COLLECTION, DISTRIBUTION AND USE OF THE SALES SURTAX PROCEEDS; PROVIDING FOR A PLAN FOR USE OF THE SALES SURTAX PROCEEDS; PROVIDING FOR AN INDIGENT HEALTH CARE TRUST FUND; PROVIDING FOR THE LEVY OF THE SALES SURTAX TO BE SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE ELECTORS OF DESOTO COUNTY IN A REFERENDUM; PROVIDING FOR A REFERENDUM TO BE HELD; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF THE REFERENDUM; PROVIDING FOR NOTIFICATION OF APPROVAL OF THE SALES SURTAX; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A complete copy of the draft ordinance may be inspected and copied at the Office of the County Administrator in Suite 201 of the above-stated address between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday, through Friday. Members of the public are advised that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at a board meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceeding, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record included the testimony and evidence upon which, the appeal is made. 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. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Board of County Commissioners of DeSoto County, Florida will consider the adoption of an ordinance at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at 9:00 AM or as soon thereafter as it may be heard, in the County Commission Meeting Room 103, Administration Building 201 East Oak Street Arcadia Florida as follows AN ORDINANCE OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, RELATING TO THE FIRE PREVENTION CODE OF DESOTO COUNTY; AMENDING ORDINANCE 2012-03 TO PROVIDE CRITERIA FOR WAIVERS AND MODIFICATIONS AND PROVIDING FOR REVIEW BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS; PROVIDING FOR APPEAL OF DECISIONS OF THE LOCAL FIRE OFFICIAL AND LOCAL BUILDING OFFICIAL; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. A complete copy of the draft ordinance may be inspected and copied at the Office of the County Administrator in Suite 201 of the abovestated address between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday, through Friday. Members of the public are advised that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at a board meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceeding, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record included the testimony and evidence upon which, the appeal is made. 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. 471337

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian Frustrated City Administrator Tom Slaughter cut short the second Downtown Business Planning Forum after continued bickering between Arcadia Antiques Association members and business owners hampered progress. The meeting also veered off course when several business owners questioned the rst amendment rights of a local preacher who they say is frightening and scaring off customers. Slaughter attempted to keep the meeting on topic, but eventually relented after several attendees continued talking over him and each other, and ghting over perceived slights from AAA founders Sheri Fink and Flo Rife. One person at a time, please, both Slaughter and Code Enforcements Carl McQuay said repeatedly throughout the meeting.Current permit optionsSlaughter started the meeting by clarifying the citys vendor permitting process, saying any store owners or lessees who arent members of the AAA still have the ability to set up displays in front of their businesses during the groups fourth Saturday fair. The citys current code allows a business to purchase a $35 two-day permit. Anyone interested in applying must also include a site plan and proof of liability insurance ($1 million minimum). The permit must be renewed monthly, however, meaning anyone interested in setting up every fourth Saturday would potentially spend more than $400 yearly. Slaughter then reminded the crowd he would be giving direction regarding the issue to the City Council at its next meeting, and said he would simply be reporting the coding and permitting process, and again asked if the AAA More fighting at antiques meetingBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR Browsing for useful items, this man nds an old ammo box from World War II at a vendors booth on the Sun Trust Bank lot in downtown Arcadia on Antique Saturday. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY THOMAS SIMMONSTables are set up under the Tree of Knowledge, displaying a great variety of goods for sale to an eager crowd of shoppers. The fourth Saturday Antique Fair brings in large crowds to Arcadia each month. Many shop owners and local organizations see a positive image for Arcadia being created.ANTIQUES | 5 Old ice tongs and ice hooks, cast iron cookware, cabbage shredders and old irons are just a few of the items that bring back a lot of memories and fascinate buyers at the Fourth Saturday Antique Fair every month in downtown Arcadia. Vendors pay a display fee to set up for the event. r fntftbbt rffrn trfrb rrfrfn tbn 50471340 t rr sirs: rl %001,ATf 41(fwr' _

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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 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 | OTHER VIEWS | GRITS & PIECES Mending the Department of Veterans AffairsHouse and Senate conferees have agreed on a $17 billion bill to address the scandal over poor health-care service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The legislation is now on a fast track to pass Congress before its August recess, showing that Republican and Democratic lawmakers can still agree on their concern for those who served their country in uniform and their fear of facing those same veterans in town halls and, eventually, at the polls. The problems at the VA centered on the long waits, sometimes months, that some veterans faced just to see a doctor at one of the departments nearly 1,000 hospitals and clinics. On top of that, some senior VA ofcials allegedly knew about the excessive backlogs and covered them up by falsifying data. The new bill, a compromise worked out by Senate Veterans Affairs committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his House counterpart, Jeff Miller, R-Fla., attacks the wait-time problem in two ways: It provides $5 billion to hire more doctors and otherwise increase the VAs capacity, and it offers $10 billion in emergency funds so that some vets can seek care outside the VA system. The former strikes us as throwing more money into a system that has already proven itself far too inexible and bureaucratic to adjust to meet demand, hence the awful wait times. The latter component money to help vets take advantage of a wider range of health-care options seems more promising. Indeed, it could be the germ of the deeper structural reforms that the VA needs. Meanwhile, the bill could add billions to the decit since its authors could agree to only $5 billion in spending reductions elsewhere within the departments $154 billion budget. More shortsighted is the bills approach to accountability for the senior VA executives who have been trying to make an inherently problematic bureaucracy work. Yes, a small minority of them did allegedly engage in outrageous data-fudging. But the bill would strip all of the departments top civil servants of long-standing protections, exposing them to ring at a moments notice with only seven days to le an appeal and three weeks to argue it. Perhaps this is just the thing to instill new efciency at the VA. More likely, it would have the opposite effect, as the most able federal civil servants choose not to work in a department where their job security might vary according to the scandal du jour. In responding to the uproar at the VA with this mixed bag of a bill, Congress has shown that it can legislate on a bipartisan basis when the interests of a popular and inuential group are involved. Whether Democrats and Republicans have solved any problem more consequential than their own short-term political difculties with veterans, however, remains very much to be seen. | LETTERS TO THE EDITORWe sacriced our world standingEditor: Right or wrong or indiffer ent, it will not make any difference. This administration has put us in the position of not being able to win in any way, shape or form, peace, war or otherwise. If a war should prevail, we dont have the will, the respect of our former allies; they dont trust us and we are no longer the worlds leader in peace or military power. We have sacriced our world standing in the interest of political ideology, both Democrat and Republican. Mostly Democrat. I am now ashamed to say I come from a party of Democrat loyalists that vote the party line.George Pratt ArcadiaStory was reported incorrectlyEditor: In the July 17th edition of the Arcadian, editor Susan Hoffman reported that Gary Frierson had asked for my resignation from City Council. A stroll down Nocatees memory laneTo those of you non-Facebook folks, todays malarkey may not make a lot of sense. But if youre like me, and are a slave of Mark Zuckerbergs social media world, you may be able to relate. A couple of weeks ago, postings started popping up on my page that started something like, Im so Arcadia that I remember ... and then it would mention something from their past. Same went for DeSoto County, and even other cities and states, as folks from everywhere jumped into the merry melee. And so that gave me the idea for this column. Im so Nocatee that I remember when there were four grocery stores open at the same time Woods Supermarket, Proctors, Dyes Grocery, and Uncle Franks! Im so Nocatee that I remember when the roads went by the names we gave them, before any signs were erected. Im so Nocatee that I remember when Arnie Carter ran the dump just north of the Joshua Creek bridge. He wore a pistol and sweaty old hat with a George Wallace pin on it, and we called him the sheriff of the dump. Im so Nocatee that I remember the barber shop there, and getting haircuts for 75 cents. Im so Nocatee that I remember not only the sound of the stump plant whistle, but its worse-than-a-polecat smell! Im so Nocatee that I remember kids who came to school barefoot, and having to use outside bathrooms there. Im so Nocatee that I remember the founding of the Rebels Roost Pool Hall, and who won the cue stick in the naming contest. Im so Nocatee that I remember hauling junk from my house to the swap shop, and peddling home with more junk that Id traded mine for. Im so Nocatee that I remember the old post ofce that Jim and Catherine Whittle McCormick ran, and when rst class postage was just a nickel. Im so Nocatee that I remember when South Shores Road was dirt from Neversail Avenue (that I was raised on) down to Beard. And there was a cattle guard there with pastures all around, rather than homes. Im so Nocatee that I remember riding my bike up to Buck Weevers llin station/general store, and him tearing part of the covers off comic book so he could sell them to us poor boys for a Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.com | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@sun-herald.com.GRITS & PIECES | 30Editors note: Because early voting for the primary election begins Aug. 11, The Arcadian will not print election-related letters to the editor after the Aug. 7 issue. We will resume printing election-related letters after the primary for our Aug. 28 issue, and will run them through our Oct. 23 issue (before early voting begins on Oct. 25). LETTERS | 28The following editorial appeared in Wednesdays Washington Post: L 16,14T EM; TFt& RAGE FortoCFFL OVEmT-roBS}NA/DRIESr/4 20 ViaPuRSuir OF VoTEP-S,OLD PoL(T(jCAL PRoVe":`FtE WHO SLINGS muD" a (,OBEs C RoWJD,,. So THERE sNo WAD Fop"Yt3ob Yr, 7o RESoti!T ToTAV''CSI l ,7 ire r.! `-. --The j4Rcr4Dr#4)'I Vll r y .'7f 31,lq

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian The DeSoto County School Board adopted a tentative millage rate and budget for the 2014-15 scal year. Finance Director Marcia Saulo pre sented the budget in a specially called meeting Tuesday evening. The board voted to adopt a tentative millage rate of 7.253. (A mill represents $1 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation.) Saulo noted that rate is 2.19 percent lower than the rollback rate. The rollback rate is the millage rate that would produce the same total ad valorem revenue as last year, given current property values. The tentative millage rate of 7.253 is .024 mill higher than last years millage rate of 7.206. The total tentative budget for the coming school year is $61,583,562, of which $10,048,540 will be raised through local assessments. The balance comes mainly from state and federal funding. The budget and millage rate will be nalized during the School Boards meeting on Sept. 9, starting at 5:01 p.m. at the District ofces, 530 La Solona Ave.School board OKs slight hike in millage rateBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR The saying, One persons junk is another persons treasure, is coming true as one woman contemplates a variety of items on display to discover which they are for her. As one vendor said, This is one place where you can make a few bucks. And the people here are not nasty or rude. The Fourth Saturday Antique Fair each month helps Arcadia live up to its reputation as the Antique Capital of Florida.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY THOMAS SIMMONSA few of the buyers who come from many locations around Florida to purchase items for home, hobbies, farms and personal use. A sizable crowd braved the hot weather to wander the sidewalks, parking lots, and parks in Arcadia, looking for their own good buy. would be willing to meet with business owners to resolve personal disputes. We have been open this whole time, but they (business owners) picked up their marbles and left because they didnt get their way, Fink said. When asked directly by a downtown owner whether the AAA would allow open membership (allowing business owners to join without having to go through a screening process) in the future, however, Fink was noncommital. After further back-and-forth between several owners and AAA ofcers, James Crosby of the Arcadia Opera House (also an AAA member) said he will work with owners to get them accepted into the association. Fink also said the AAA had decided to extend its Antiques Fair past Orange Avenue in the future in an effort to move more of its vendors into different parts of the downtown antiques district. There were also continued discussions of a potential roundtable meeting or steering committee, but no commitments were made by either side.ANTIQUESFROM PAGE 3 | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFS Historical Society yard saleYour clutter may be someone elses treasure, so please donate your used items to the DeSoto County Historical Society for their annual Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 8, at the Fairgrounds Exhibition Building, 124 Heard St. Drop off your donations on Thursdays before 1 p.m. at the Howard and Velma Melton Historical Research Library in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street, or call 863-494-6607. All proceeds will benet the Societys efforts to preserve and promote the history of DeSoto County for future generations.Sales closing date crop insurance in FloridaThe USDAs Risk Management Agency reminds farmers of the July 31 sales closing date for crop insurance in Florida. This sales closing date applies to crop insurance policies for Fresh Market Tomato and Fresh Market Sweet Corn. The sales closing date is the last day to buy a new policy or change an existing policys coverage level. 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/.NEWS BRIEFS | 38 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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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 Joseph Herman Simpson remembered when Manatee County was split in two, and the eastern half became DeSoto County. His recollection, published in the Bradentown Herald in 1915, mentions that the delegates met in the skating rink in Pine Level in 1887 (http://www.sarasotahistoryalive. com/stories/journals-of-yesteryear/ history-of-manatee-county-orida-chapter-12). What kind of skating rink? Roller skating, of course: Pine Levels subtropical climate kept ponds and lakes from freezing, and articially freezing an ice skating rank in the 1880s had only been successful in large cities such as London. Although the invention of roller skates dates to the 1700s, the so-called quad skate (with four wheels able to turn) was invented in the mid-nineteenth century. After the U.S. Civil War, the rst public skating rinks were built in New York City and other locations. Developments included improvements to the axle, a roller bearing for the wheels, plus a toe stop. By the 1880s, factories in the United States were mass-producing roller skates, and guide books such as The Skaters Companion, 1885 were published (https://openlibrary.org/books/ OL24626404M/The_skaters_companion). Thus began the rst of many roller skating booms. Roller skaters in the 1880s wore Victorian clothes with oor-length skirts, long pants, long sleeves and high collars. Such attire seems less than suitable for such a vigorous activity, especially in Floridas sultry climate. Portable skating rinks traveled the country, and permanent skating rinks were often built as combination buildings: with a dance hall, beach pavilion, or yacht club. For example, In 1885, the Jacksonville and Atlantic Railroad company built a pavilion at the beach to attract passengers to the beach. The pavilion had a 64 by 105 oor for dancing and roller skating (http://www.historicaltextarchive.com/ print.php?action=section&artid=782#_ ftn6). Built in 1890, the Winter Park Hotel was converted to roller skating rink in 1904. A photograph is available online at http://archives.rollins.edu/ cdm/singleitem/collection/wpandc/ id/388/rec/11. Closer to DeSoto County is the skating rink in Fort Myers that was visited by the crew of the Minnehaha on Jan. 11, 1892. They had sailed from Kissimmee via Lake Okeechobee and the Caloosahatchee River to Fort Myers and enjoyed watching the roller skaters. DeSoto County History Mystery: Did Pine Level have a skating rink?By CAROL MAHLERDESOTO CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETY Women in the 1880s wore long oor-length dresses and long sleeves to roll er-skate. IMAGE FROM: https://ephemeralnewyork.wordpress.com/tag/fads-in-the-1880sMYSTERY | 23 471333 Thanks to all who support our office. My staff and I greatly appreciate you! Mark L. McClendon, D.D.S. 471297 3065887 VAW;,.t1 ti,z AI EXPORANGE.COM ,ppp-GREEN CAREERSSTART HERready I 1EGot I go green. Starting this fall, SouthFlorida College is launching now programsthat prepare jobs in the field of clean,renewable bloenergy. Gain the know-how forI*t I Florida, or master thetechnological workingin a that converts these crops into fuel. SFSC offersAssociate degrees and occupationalcertificates in each specialty area, as well as adual enrollment track I high school students.SOUTHFLORIDA1 State CollegeYOUR EXPERIENCE BEGINS THIS FALL. REGISTER NOW THROUGH AUG. 21T tom shiser 453'6661 www sou hflorida.edu toftu hoq mbbbabort SFSCSouth Florida State College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution.South Florida State College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) toaward the associate and baccalaureate degree. Contact SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South Florida State College.iV4 TJ I'_ t on`y 1r" ;;,o,o`; e rteo nn' -yse"3 r9, C H O/L.'e.47_`jJ Jam( tLBest of D So o2014Desoto .( f1 / L I F~l1072 West Oak Street r ,ARC DIRK'ea.i w9oF L J i 2014 ',9,4m NO;l.liilllli

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian A shooting incident Sunday night at McDonalds sent one man to the hospital and two more to jail. According to the Arcadia Police Department arrest report, a Cadillac was stopped in the McDonalds drive-through, apparently unable to move. The man driving a Toyota SUV behind it started to become impatient when the Cadillac didnt move out of the way. The report states a woman in the Caddy got out to bring her husband, Robert Edward Primus, 36, to help move the car. Shortly after, the SUV driver started to open his door to exit. Primus then began to argue with the SUV driver and reportedly reached through the drivers window and punched him several times. The driver was later taken to DeSoto Memorial Hospital for stitches in his lip. Meanwhile the woman and children who had been in the Caddy got out and were in the parking lot, yelling and cursing, the report states. The woman reportedly came up to the SUV, opened a rear passenger door and told a woman passenger to get out. At that point, Michael David Daniels, 34, also a passenger in the SUV, pulled out a gun and shot once, into the air. He later told police he felt his life, and that of the other passengers, was in danger, but he didnt want to kill anyone and that shooting in the air was the best thing to do.Stalled car sparks shooting at McDonaldsPolice arrived soon thereafter, separated and began questioning those involved as well as witnesses. Primus, who lives in the 4500 block of S.E. State Road 31, was charged with battery, and burglary with assault or battery, and bond was set at $15,750. He bonded out Monday afternoon. Daniels, of the 2900 block of S.W. |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. DANIELS PRIMUSA woman was arrested Thursday on charges of armed robbery, aggravated assault and grand theft from a dwelling. According to the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce arrest report, Lillie Mae Gray, 29, listing her residence as the Economy Inn, Arcadia, allegedly knocked at the door of a residence on Woman charged with armed robbery, assaultHillsborough Ave., was charged with discharging a weapon from a vehicle. He was released Monday morning on $5,000 bond. 1st Avenue. When a man opened the door, she reportedly pushed her way in, holding a small knife in her hand. She demanded the resident give her money so she could buy food. He offered to let her look for food in his refrigerator, but instead she took money out of a plastic container on the table. She also reportedly took a cell phone. When the man tried to lock himself in the bathroom, she ARRESTS | 31 GRAY 50471420 471304 Arcadia Computer, Inc. SALES & REPAIR SERVICES( 8 6 3 ) 9 9 3 2 2 2 0 ( 8 6 3 ) 4 9 4 1 0 0 3 ( 8 6 3 ) 9 9 3 2 2 2 0 ( 8 6 3 ) 4 9 4 1 0 0 3 (863) 993-2220 (863) 494-1003 We are both located at 162 N. Brevard Avenue, Arcadia, FL Thanks for voting us THE BEST PLACE FOR STORAGE IN DESOTO COUNTY We are proud that you voted us THE BEST COMPUTER REPAIR BUSINESS IN DESOTO COUNTY 471317 707 N. Brevard Ave., Arcadia, FL (863) 494-4949 THE BEST ELECTRONICS STORE IN THE COUNTY Thanks Desoto County for voting us I 1'BLBoAndrea Bohannan863.494.2245We Can bond you out of anyCounty in FloridaFast Release Open 24/7301 N. Brevard Ave, Ste. 1) Arcadia, FI.J ~ARCADIAN % ` Best of DeSot2014, \N SV1 'Ky,IImo. .E c 1g a s1. 1 r u. '1. 1,Mini Storagid .5, CHOIC4 ,n,'OES I J,r4eARCADIAN ( ABest of DeSoto t off DeSAotor f' 20142014(mm) MmIl lss" (am law

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 James Beckett of the Center for the Needy wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to the many organizations, businesses and individuals who have donated food, items or money to the Center, or who have volunteered their assistance to keep the Center running smoothly. In particular, the All Faiths Food Bank has been helping the Center out. Every day, the Center may feed more than 100 people, and give them essential household items. It could not be accomplished without the help of the entire community. Without these generous donations, Beckett said, we could help as many people as we do. If you would like more information, or you have some food, items or money you would like to donate, visit the Center at 163 S. Orange Ave. between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. weekdays. THANKS FROM CENTER FOR THE NEEDY TODAY Tail Waggers Dog Show will be held at the Turner Center July 31-Aug. 3. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Potluck/barbecue before the meeting. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Open speaker. DeSoto County Historical Society Research Library is open in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except for the second Thursday of the month), and by appointment. The John Morgan Ingraham House is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, except the second Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port, hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. For information, call Curtis Clark at 244-2884 or Sandra Elmore at 352-476-8520. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. FRIDAY 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. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents Friday Night Live with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrust drive-through). For information call 244-4341. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Shabbatdinner at 6 p.m.; $15 for members, $18 nonmembers. SATURDAY The Arcadia All Florida Saddle Club will sponsor a fundraiser for the medical expenses of Stephen James Fales at their arena on SE Hargrave Street on August 2 beginning at 5 pm. Call Karen at 990-2034 for details. DeSoto Youth Football signups take place every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richard Bowers Stadium through August 16. Registration is $100, for ages 14U, 12U, 10U and 8U. For details, call Steve Carroll at 244-1218 or Terry Allhouse at 990-8272. Boaters Get-Together meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at Nav-A-Gator Grill, 9700 S.W. Riverview Circle (off Kings Hwy/C.R. 769). For more information, call 941-627-3474. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. The first Saturday of every month is Book Buddies, when children read to dogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at 863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services, staffed by trained volunteers who have had background screenings. Phone also if interested in becoming a volunteer for either program. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY 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. 4-H county council, leaders and volunteers meet at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the DeSoto County Turner Center extension office. SPECIAL Veterans Free rides are available to area VA clinics. (Some restrictions apply.) For details, call 993-9670. 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. Your clutter may be someone elses treasure, so please donate your gently used items to the DeSoto County Historical Society for their annual Yard Sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, at the Fairgrounds Exhibition Building, 124 Heard St., Arcadia. Drop off your donations on Thursdays before 1 p.m. at the Howard and Velma Melton Historical Research Library in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street, or call 863-494-6607. All proceeds will benefit the Societys efforts to preserve and promote the history of DeSoto County for future generations.CALENDAR | 27 50449908 Carpet, Tile, Wood, Laminate, & Upholstery Cleaning $125 00 Carpet & Upholstery, Tile & Grout, Leather, Auto/RVs Call For Appointment 863-494-2004 T h a n k y o u f o r t h e o p p o r t u n i t y t o s e r v e y o u a n d v e r y Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and very g r e a t f u l f o r t h e h o n o r W e h a v e p u r c h a s e d a l l n e w greatful for the honor! We have purchased all new t r u c k s t o s e r v i c e D e S o t o C o u n t y W e l o o k f o r w a r d t o trucks to service DeSoto County. We look forward to s e r v i n g o u r c o m m u n i t y a g a i n T h a n k y o u v e r y v e r y m u c h serving our community again. Thank you very, very much. Robert George Manager TANLEY STEEIdER05 CHOICQ SiwPJam( yCAR ETTILE & GROUTOLSTERYARCADIAN H D W O O DBest of Desoto20147SA7 0

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESGeorge Dean VreelandGeorge Dean Vreeland, 74, of Lake Suzy, Fla., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Bayfront Health Port Charlotte in Port Charlotte, Fla. Arrangements are by Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory.Alice Jones FullerAlice Jones Fuller, 102, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Arrangements are by PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Michael R. FinkleMichael R. Mike Finkle, 57, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, July 25, 2014. Mike was born Sept. 9, 1956, in Great Barrington, Mass. After graduating high school in Sacramento, Calif., he moved to Arcadia at the age of 17. During his working years, Mike worked in Seattle, Wash., as a police ofcer for Boeing, during which time he had clearance for guarding U.S. Air Force One. Also while in Seattle, he operated two Fed Ex Ground trucks. In Florida, Mike retired as a Captain for the Department of Corrections, after 19 years of service. In his free time, he enjoyed golng and shing. Mike was a NASCAR enthusiast whose favorite driver was Kasey Kahne. Mike was a proud father and loving son, brother, grandpa and uncle, and will be deeply missed. Mike is survived by his son, Christopher (Kristie) Finkle of Arcadia; parents, Don and Mary Mom Finkle of Arcadia; mother, Marie Stalker; brother, Robert (Maria) Finkle of Chula Vista, Calif.; sister, Dona Garcia of Arcadia; grandchildren, Evan Prescott and Riley Finkle; nephew, Brandon Garcia; niece, Jharelle Finkle; and aunt, Elma Stalker. A gathering to celebrate Mikes life will be held from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a memorial service to begin at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, July 31, 2014, at PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home in Arcadia. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Frances A. KingFrances A. King, 96, of Arcadia, Fla., and formerly of Sanford, Fla., went home to be with her Lord, Sunday, July 27, 2014. She was born Aug. 10, 1917. Frances was an active member of Temple Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Douglas (Ramona), Charles (Barbara), Carolyn (Chester) Osgood, David (Brenda), Richard (Dorthy) and Gary (Britton); 18 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great-grandchildren. Frances was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, John R. King. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. un til the time of service at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Temple Baptist Church in Arcadia. Interment will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha, Fla. 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 50449913 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 34 El Verano Ave. (863) 558-0982 Sunday School 9:30am Morning Worship 10:00am Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday Prayer Mtg. 6:00pm Where the Bible is preached & Christ is King! 50449906 On behalf of our students, Links2Success would like to thank all of our Sponsors and Partners for another successful Youth Leadership & Career Conference! 2014 Program Partners All Faiths Food Bank Arcadia Police Department Arcadia Stockyard Canoe Outpost Dark Sunset Photography DeSoto Arts & Humanities Council DeSoto County Fire Rescue Desoto County Health Department DeSoto County Extension Office DeSoto County Sheriffs Office DeSoto Memorial Hospital First State Bank of Arcadia FPL Habitat for Humanity Judge Don Hall Peace River Charters Range Cattle Research Center Rep Ben Albritton Sun Bulb Company The Falls Adventure The Precious Pearls Project Turner Agri-Civic Center Sorrells Citrus South Florida State College Water Ventures Jerome & Mildred Paddock Foundation 2014 Community Sponsors Benny Albritton Grove Services Commissioner Jim Selph Desoto County Education Foundation Drug Free Desoto Coalition First State Bank FPL GEO Care George and Brandon Beard Hackney, Ames and Company Mason G. 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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 There I was at one of my favorite places doing one of my favorite things: standing on the shore of a nearby lake fishing. Pauline had given me a new casting reel and I was giving it a workout, enjoying how quietly it functioned and how far I could cast as the day moved too quickly to a close. Soon the sun would sink down over the horizon behind me and I would head home to polish a few more pages on a book I was writing. Waves were quieting to ripples as I looked across at the distant shore and took in the natural beauty of the moment. Fishing often reminds me that our Lord loved to be near the water and that He had called humble fishermen to be his disciples, saying He would make them fishers of men. These unlearned men of the sea would soon leave all to follow Him and later become known as world changers who brought thousands into the family of faith and launched a spiritual adventure that continues to change lives today. The serene scene before me, as is often the case, moved me to worship: softly singing hymns and praying for members of my family and others who came to mind. That was the setting when my few hours of fishing were transformed from a time of routine relaxation to an unforgettable experience. I had just made a long cast and settled back while reeling in the bait with anticipation when I heard a fluttering of wings and suddenly a dove landed, not more than an arms length away, on my casting rod. Im grasping for words to describe an indescribable moment: one that seemed frozen in time (or eternity) for as long as this beautiful bird was there resting on my pole. Well, youre a pretty bird, I remarked, a comment I might have made to a cardinal, a robin or even a sparrow. But this winged one was different. This was a dove that had arrived uninvited to my worship service. Forty days after the tops of the mountains began to appear, following the great flood of Noahs time (Genesis 8), Noah sent out a dove to see if the water had receded enough to disembark from the ark. The doves return and subsequent second mission let Noah know that by Gods grace he had weathered the storm and saved the race. When Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist, Matthew says the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove came to rest on Him (Matthew 3). So doves have come to symbolize peace or the presence of God. Imagine, then, my surprise when one of these carriers of good news had come to visit me while I was singing, praying for others and giving thanks. Cut to the chase, some reader says: Did you catch any fish? Yes, a northern pike, which I soon set free to roam the depths and grow, just as a beautiful dove had arrived out of the blue to help me grow in my understanding of Gods love and share this unforgettable story with you. How long did the dove stay? Those magic moments werent timed, but their memories remain today. And the peace God brings to a troubled heart confirms His love will never depart. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.netA fishing story to remember Roger Campbell Memorials in the Sun Honor your passed loved ones anytime with a personalized memorial tribute. Call (941) 206-1028 for rates. Call 941-206-1000 for rates. 471292 Thank You For Voting For Us! 494-7707 301 N. BREVARD AVE. (N. HWY. 17) 471328 50449911J o i n T h e C i r c u s J o i n T h e C i r c u s J o i n T h e C i r c u s A u g u s t 3 6 August 3 6 7 : 0 0 p m 8 : 1 5 p m 7:00 pm 8:15 pm Vacation Bible School Heritage Baptist Church 27 North Polk Avenue (Downtown Arcadia) For more information, contact David Bedell 863-244-1247 or email bedell@desoto.net 9000 pm o o1Lg 1Fli'+VP.c J:LMOIc ,q -0i _r 9_) -ter 9BestARCADIANOaSofq \l2014=jw wPAUL BENNETT SEUSY0ov CHOiC, ATTORNEY AT LAWV J J /(9 JI 7-(Best ofD So oqo,2014 aif863-491-7285203 WEST OAK STREETWWW.ARCADIALAWFIRM.COM

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian The community need is so great that even two waves of torrential rain in between the sun during the 4 p.m.-6 p.m. distribution did not deter the hungry from being in line or collecting food during last weeks Mobile Pantry. A total of 335 families were served perishable and non-perishable food. By the end the wonderful volunteers were completely soaked from the rain, but smiles were still on their faces. The families were grateful that we continued to distribute the food even in and after the rain.Mobile Pantry serves county residentsSUBMITTED B y BECKY SUE MERCERARCADIA HOUSING AUTHORITY A total of 335 families were served at the recent Mobile Pantry. PHOTOS PROVIDEDVolunteers help pass out food items during the Mobile Pantry event. 50449907 Thank you to all who voted to give T e r r a F r i e d the distinction Terra Fried of having the best fried chicken in DeSoto County! We appreciate your vote. Terra-Fried Chicken 5 N. 10th Avenue, Arcadia 993-0055 471322 Thank you to all the readers of the Arcadian newspaper for honoring us with this award of being the Best Thrift Store in DeSoto County. 1 7 0 1 E O a k S t A r c a d i a F L 3 4 2 6 6 1701 E. Oak St., Arcadia, FL 34266 ( 8 6 3 ) 4 9 1 1 4 4 5 (863) 491-1445 hoo vV ill41:42 clM A N A S 0 T AI CHO/cttB Rt of So o20141701 TILF.Wo Oak 3t0, Arcadia, ] L 34266(863) 4911445Q5+ CHO/CtBeest o DeSoto9 201411 tTerra riei

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comThe Arcadian Rotary Club on Tuesday hosted special guests for their noon meeting. From left are Sherry Peneld, Assistant Governor Area 7, Arcadian Rotary President Rhonda Mixon, Pete Doragh, District Governor, and Cyndi Doragh, District Governor-Elect.Rotary welcomes District Governor 1959: The championship of the Arcadia All-Florida Rodeo moved back to DeSoto County last Saturday when Donald Boyd, a black hatted cowboy, racked up 371 points to conquer a eld of top-ight Florida contestants. Attending Girls State were Jean Fischback and Dianne Dishong. Howard Forbes resigned his position as county sanitarian with the county health department to accept a position on the faculty at DeSoto High School. Road 70 east of Arcadia is practically 55 percent nished. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wertz home was the scene for the wedding of their son, Darryl Edward Wertz, to Judy Elizabeth Hinson, daughter of Mrs. Esther Carter. Among those enrolled in the life-saving class sponsored by the This Week in DeSoto CountyRed Cross were Dick Henry, Jimmy Yarborough, Pete Craft, Joe Waldron, Mickey Bera, Bob Whitlock, Lynn Eiland, Sue Boring, Joan Converse and Bert Hollingsworth. 1984: Police Chief Kenny Carlton has been appointed Chairman for the annual Wheels for Life Bike-A-Thon in Arcadia. This ride will benet St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, now the largest childhood cancer research center in America. Lew Houk, an audit clerk for the Arcadia Florida Power & Light ofce, was named Employee of the Month at the Chamber of Commerce breakfast. In presenting the plaque, DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce President Bernie Crews said Mrs. Houk was dedicated to her employ er and fellow employees and was constantly aware of changes and new Hayley Mercer hayleymariemercer@gmail.comCompiled from back issues of The ArcadianTHIS WEEK | 32 400 N. Brevard Ave. (863) 494-2220 www.fsbarcadia.com 2747 SE Hwy. 70 (863) 993-1500 Thanks to all of our customers for voting us the best bank and the best place to cash a check. 50449949 Thank you for voting us Best in DeSoto County for Appliances Craftsman Tool Section Home Appliances Mattress Division Lawn & Garden (863)494-4001 1094 SE Vermont AvenueH O M E T O W N S T O R E LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED Andrew & Alaina Collier 50471300 Thanks to all of our customers and the readers of the Arcadian for voting us THE BEST ACCOUNTANTS IN DESOTO COUNTY 128 W. Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 (863) 494-6495 50449955 5, CiHOIcf6eetatDeli2014a i l v... sua u...:,.Li xounro... TOUR STARSSM.El6 Gt%O'CE'g OEskS CHOFIRST STATE BANK 4rOE ARCADIA1 IINPIS:Cair _.sari w=s,40Ms ear aialu .1 Joe now= swea.w w 4jou .,..HA(:h\ i..)A\tt:.sQPCOMPANY. PACRYMPPIMPUBLicAmouNTAmMy Mil 7715 PI
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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian Salvation Army brings lunch to Arcadia Children eagerly await free lunches delivered by the Salvation Army on Friday at the Arcadia Housing Authority. Volunteer Mike Provau, left, Carlos Osorio of the Salvation Army, and at right, Cpt. Josue Prieto chat with some of the people waiting for free lunches to be served by the Salvation Army Friday. Turn to page 39 for more photos.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.com rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50471422 50449952 God bless you for your continued confidence! Dorthy A. Smith, LMT, NMT 702 N. Robert Avenue, Arcadia, FL The V a l l e y F l o r i s t D o w n t o w n The Valley Florist Downtown Thank you DeSoto County for voting us the #1 Florist for 2012! 110 W. Oak Street (863)494-4500 From the ordinary to the extraordinary, we can design it all! 471315 Thank you DeSoto County for voting us the #1 Florist for 2014 OvxT004AS'SAGEJ TIERAIP 1INSURANCES ACCEPTEDP `r v4 639i=-J77OMM JBkofDSoo2014.yQAS, CHOiCeesRoADeSAo o2014 -T Fir4mE Cypress St EMI k 5jo 10O "20o mz ZDr. Laura DeStefanoHickory StLewellyn CasselsARNP

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14FALL SPORTS SIGNUPS PAGE 19With the new school year just around the corner, the first day of fall sports practice begins Aug. 4. Fenders Auto Parts downs Wrecking Balls 21-12 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe Fenders Auto Parts DCAAA co-ed softball team is all smiles after their recent win. Team members include David Boone, Je and Jacob Sutton, David Serenna, Shane Floyd, Tracy Hoppel, Troy Howard, Jamie Platt, Ricky Morales and Melinda Morales. More photos on page 15. Fenders Auto Parts outelder Julie Sutton keeps her eye on the ball and goes the opposite way for a base hit during her teams 21-12 win in DCAAA action last week. The Wrecking Balls Peanut Howard waves home Russ Rizzo during game action. Their team still fell short, however, as Fenders Auto Parts won 21-12. 1 8 0 0 6 7 3 3 2 9 1 1 8 0 0 6 7 3 3 2 9 1 1-800-673-3291 F a m i l y O w n e d S i n c e 1 9 7 7 F a m i l y O w n e d S i n c e 1 9 7 7 Family Owned Since 1977 Termite Control Pest Control & Lawn Service Commercial & Residential FREE Estimates & Inspections L ocally owned & operated for over 36 years CALL CALL TODAY & TODAY & SAVE 10% OFF SAVE 10% OFF ANNUAL PEST CONTROL ANNUAL PEST CONTROL Call Cox Guaranteed ResultsT r u s t e d E x p e r i e n c e & K n o w l e d g e Trusted Experience & Knowledge! T h a n k Y o u F o r V o t i n g U s T h a n k Y o u F o r V o t i n g U s Thank You For Voting Us 3 Y e a r s R u n n i n g B e s t 3 Y e a r s R u n n i n g B e s t 3 Years Running Best P e s t C o n t r o l I n D e S o t o P e s t C o n t r o l I n D e S o t o Pest Control In DeSoto! 471321 YOUR LICENSED AND INSURED PEST MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS rff ntbftfrtf fftrt btfnfrfn tttfrtrtb 471335 }eSoto2r. -Karin. Rio jCarc CoxquomxP5. CHO/CP ti.v0 J J /. y '`:ARCADL VBest of s to014ti0f VISA

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian The Wrecking Balls Matt Grin makes a back-handed ip to third baseman Kaylyn Ayres for a force-out play. Grins team lost 21-12 to Fenders Auto Parts. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe Wrecking Balls co-ed softball team includes Peanut Howard, Jose Rodriguez, Ashlei Taube, Russ Rizzo, Kaylyn Ayres, Matt and Amie Grin, Je Lindberg, Rachel Kocsis, Britt Denby, Nick Selwyn and Juan Ortiz. The Wrecking Balls Amie Grin grounds out in the second inning against Fenders Auto Parts. 1203 E. Oak St., Arcadia (863) 494-1312 T h a n k Y o u T h a n k Y o u Thank Youf o r v o t i n g u s B e s t i n D e S o t o C o u n t y f o r v o t i n g u s B e s t i n D e S o t o C o u n t y for voting us Best in DeSoto CountyW e w i l l c o n t i n u e t o o f f e r t h e b e s t s e r v i c e W e w i l l c o n t i n u e t o o f f e r t h e b e s t s e r v i c e We will continue to offer the best service p o s s i b l e t o o u r l o y a l c u s t o m e r s p o s s i b l e t o o u r l o y a l c u s t o m e r s possible to our loyal customers 471314B e s t B e s t Best V a l u e M e a l V a l u e M e a l Value Meal & & & C o f f e e C o f f e e CoffeeF a s t F a s t Fast F o o d F o o d Food & & & H a m b u r g e r H a m b u r g e r Hamburger 471302 Thanks to all of our loyal members for voting us the Best Gym in DeSoto County for three years in a row!!! 20 Polk Street, Arcadia, FL 863-494-6799 DOWNTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB iy,5CHO C IQOFFMXT =AD so o r -rte-/2014may'ThankYoufor yoUng us I" In DNos Countyp atvake I'm lovin' if foodWe will sontinus to ofNr U.. bsst nrlopossibis 10 our loysi oustouisrs

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 Mosaic downs Pop and Twist 16-14 Third base coach Neil Edwards encourages his team during recent game action. Mosaic defeated Pop and Twist 16-14. Mosaics Lawton Davidson swings for the fence in recent DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association softball action. Mosaic beat Pop and Twist 16-14. Lester Hornbake races for home plate as Pop and Twist players watch the ball sail to the outeld. Mosaic won the game 16-14.PHOTOS BY STEVEN JEWELL 471331 936 N. Mills Avenue 12687 SW CR 769 Arcadia Suite 3A, Lake Suzy 863-494-7110 941-766-7110 Visit us online: www.kirschnerwellness.com Proudly serving DeSoto County since 1978! Thank you for the many years of continued loyalty! 471334 50449954 24 W. Oak street, Arcadia, FL 34266 Phone: 863-494-1434 Thanks to all of our customers for voting us the Best Antique Store in DeSoto County. 50449918 Thank you for voting us the Best Barber Shop in DeSoto County for 2014! 1 W Magnolia St. Arcadia, FL 34266 (863)494-5556 v5CHOCi J Be Ito o Soo/ 2014 rDeSoto PalaceBARBERSHOPu -w S' CHO/Cw J /i ycA)? 'ADIA-Nri 2014a coKi HNERChiropra=c_t=c & Wellness CentrecrD 6 00dmmwARCADIAN20144NOE OUTPOST10CANOEINGPs, a Rla'WW.IV\//N I IQUES & COLLEC' IBLE SfiV CHO,c .Best ofADeso ol2014-r

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 Bash Brothers defeats 4 Queens The Bash Brothers Chris Browning rounds third base en route to scoring a run for his team. The Bash Brothers defeated 4 Queens in recent DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association softball action.PHOTOS BY STEVEN JEWELL Jamar Jones focuses on the ball as he prepares to swing in recent game action. Bash Brothers player Brad Roberts heads back to the base after his third base coach gives him the stop signal in the teams game against 4 Queens. The Bash Brothers won the game. A Bash Brothers player and coach watch the ball to ensure a safe tag up from third base. 4 Queens player Jared Zolkos swings for the fences during his teams game against the Bash Brothers. 50449967 Vaidy V. Nathan, M.D., F.A.C.P. Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine Internal Medicine and Geriatrics LECOM School of Medicine Bradenton Thank you to all of my patients and readers of the Arcadian for voting me the BEST FAMILY PHYSICIAN IN DESOTO COUNTY! 830 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266 (863) 494-6599 A r c a d i a H e a r i n g ArcadiaHearing 50449909 Thank you Arcadia for voting me the Best Hearing Instrument Specialist in DeSoto County for 2014! I greatly appreciate your loyalty and support! Linda FosterI h a v e b e e n s e r v i n g I have been serving D e S o t o C o u n t y s i n c e DeSoto County since 1 9 8 8 I a m a n a p p r o v e d 1988. I am an approved M e d i c a i d a n d i n s u r a n c e Medicaid and insurance p r o v i d e r w i t h F R E E provider with FREE H e a r i n g E v a l u a t i o n s Hearing Evaluations. 110 W. Oak St. (In with Valley Florist) (863) 494-2342 471293 Full Service Auto Care Phil & Weldon 863-993-1141 3193 N.E. Highway 17, Arcadia, FL 34266 PHILs AUTOMOTIVE Thank You DeSoto County For Voting Us Best Auto Repair! LI04Tt"MEPS CHOICEIF,1 aARRL&DIAV)L014Juriru Y0.AlliCHOICE 41, oEpS Cq ) F/O,CP J f QP VJ At oosoto; -20yqII lb@W(D lb @@m cMmXD@93oft Cu1_y Q$mcM dI dI I g I w lm omor `1.

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 19 | Arcadian DeSoto County High School has set Aug. 4 as the start day for participation in all fall sports (football, volleyball, boys and girls cross country and boys and girls golf). Start time will be 3:30 p.m. for all sports. Football, volleyball and cross country participants should come to the high school, while anyone interested in golf tryouts should meet at the Bluffs golf course. Any student interested in fall sports must have a physical packet completed before they are allowed to participate. Packets can be picked up at the high school. For more information contact DCHS Athletic Director Jarret Zolkos at 863-494-3434, ext. 224.Fall sports start date approachingSUBMITTED B y JARRET ZOLKOSDESOTO COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ARCADIAN FILE PHOTOIts almost time for Fall sports. Sign-ups begin soon. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY JACK WELCHDeSoto Youth Baseball received a lot of equipment in the beginning of the season from Chevrolet Youth Baseball and Plattner Chevrolet. Last week, they also received a $500 check from Plattners Chevrolet and Chevy Youth Baseball. From left are Brady Adams, Casey Rittenburg (who now plays DeSoto High School baseball), and Caleb Adams.Plattners helps out youth baseball Let The DONT BE LEFT IN THE DARK! Light Your Way! Your source for local, national & world news. 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 I vi IL 1 SM193SSUN NP:WSYAYP:Iiti

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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 A humbling experienceIf youve ever visited Washington, youll likely agree its nearly impossible not to come away inspired in some way. We are blessed to have a group of founding fathers who were so progressive and insightful in their thinking of what constitutes a free society, that we have the longest-standing democracy in world history. Their foresight helped shaped the country into the world power we are today, and although citizens will always have plenty to complain about, the fact we even have a right to complain is testament to the unique rights we often take for granted. Our vacation was a whirlwind of sight-seeing adventures. From the White House to Arlington National Cemetery and everything in between, I was overwhelmed by the seemingly endless amounts of history located in such a compact area. But as large and illustrious as D.C. is, it faces many problems similar to those affecting cities and towns across America, including here in Southwest Florida. Among them is a rapidly growing homeless population and extreme poverty in its Southeast Corridor. Walking past gorgeous granite and marble government buildings and museums, we frequently passed homeless individuals sleeping on benches, camped out in tents on the National Mall and begging for assistance. One in five District of Columbus residents live under the national poverty level, and more than 15,000 homeless individuals call the city home. Much like DeSoto County and Arcadia, D.C.s local government has struggled to find a solution while the numbers continue to grow. Despite its problems, however, the citys numerous monuments and historical landmarks showcase how resilient it and the country has been in the face of historically hard times. As distant as Washington might seem from DeSoto County in terms of size and stature, we are more similar than we realize.A united frontA general theme that resonates through our countrys history is that progress was never achieved without the involvement and support of the citizenry. The guide during our ONEFROM PAGE 1 PHOTOS BY MARISA BAUERA homeless man clutches his teddy bear as he sleeps on a bench outside the Library of Congress. Despite a large police and tour ist presence, he was never asked to move nor oered any assistance. Beyond its awe-inspiring buildings and illustrious history, Washington, D.C. is plagued by a high homeless population and troubling poverty rates. Anchoring one end of the National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial and Reecting Pools have been the backdrop for historic events suc h as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s I Have a Dream speech and the Million Man March, among others. A view of the front of the U.S. Capitol building from The Mall. tour of the Capitol Building told one particular story that says so much about the importance of unity in our countrys success. When President Abraham Lincoln first took office, the Capitols dome as we know it today was still under construction, braced by ropes of steel. During the Civil War construction costs for the new dome and other parts of the building drew enormous criticism from Democratic opposition, and the building crew announced it was halting work until the war was decided. Lincoln, however, mandated that workers continue construction, saying,If people see the Capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the Union shall go on. Finishing the buildings dome may have seemed insignificant to many, but Lincoln understood that even the smallest acts of symbolism can have a profound effect on community spirit. I have seen the same community optimism here whenever there is a hint of growth, whether it be the opening of a new restaurant or even something as simple as property improvements. Big or small, communities thrive on a sense of pride and unity, and history has shown that any efforts by individuals to build on that will result in positive results. To that end, its important for individuals to volunteer for organizations like Team Arcadia or Habitat for Humanity, or get involved in efforts like the revitalization of the Smith Brown Gym. A united front is a powerful one, and the more we work together The Washington Monument is one of the most visited and arguably the most recognizable landmarks in Washington, D.C. The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian The authors wife and daughter stand in front of the bench Abraham Lincoln was known to sit in for hours in the Capitol Rotunda. His sta would often nd him staring at the famous paintings that ll the room, searching for inspiration during the darkest times of the Civil War. This imposing statue of Abraham Lincoln stands on one side of a hallway the President must enter before reaching the House of Representatives chamber. On the other side is George Washington; the two gures provide an intimidating reminder of the high standards set forth by two of our countrys greatest leaders. The changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is an emotional and impressive ceremony that honors those who gave the ultimate sacrice for our freedom. One of the most famous symbols of American power and stature, the White House has endured dramatic changes since its construction in the late 1700s. Among them was being completely gutted by a re set by British soldiers during the War of 1812. DeSoto residents will have the opportunity to experience the inspiration and powerful emotions associated with viewing the Vietnam Memorial when the traveling wall exhibit arrives for display in December. At one point boasting more than 8,000 acres, George Washingtons grandiose Mt. Vernon estate is perched on the banks of the Potomac River and is open for public tours.the stronger our community becomes.Building off progressWhen Thomas Jefferson insisted the Declaration of Independence include the phrase, All men are created equal, and Lincoln succeeded in getting Congress to pass the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery, I often wonder if they had any idea how much their actions would influence the course of history. Its a theme I encountered time and time again during my D.C. visit. Acts or decisions that might have seemed trivial at the time set the stage for extraordinary events years, even decades later. A simple break-in at the Watergate Hotel, for example, led to a presidents resignation and a fundamental change in A merican journalism. But these events dont always have to occur on a national scale for their impacts to be felt. The decisions being made now by the County Commission regarding land development regulation changes will have a profound impact on growth for years to come, and the citys current strategic planning will play a large role in determining what Arcadia w ill look like for future generations. Perhaps the interest Coach Bowers has taken in Arcadias youth and the Smith Brown gym will encourage countless individuals to pursue a dream of a college degree that might otherwise have never been possible. E pluribus unum. We are a country of many cultures, ideas and opinions. But w hat makes us unique is our success at maintaining one unified, strong voice. A s much as we may disagree on issues on both a local and national level, we can take strength from the fact that our w alls have been tested, and they have not wavered. As our nation continues to evolve and move forward, I have faith that DeSoto residents will do the same, finding answers to the tough questions and preparing ourselves for the unknown challenges that await.

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 Bradentons Danny Anderson survived a late scare to take Saturday nights crash-marred 50-lap main event for the Joey Coulter Florida Pro Truck Series at Desoto Speedway. Outside polesitter Brent Huber took the lead on the start and paced the rst 10 laps of the race with Bradentons Tyler Lau and Cody McDufe right on his tail. Lau pulled ahead for the lead on lap 11 just before the caution ew for debris on the track. Lau lost the lead to McDufe on a lap 17 restart. McDufe, Lau, Anderson and Chad Chastain were pacing the eld when Scott Hogan spun going into the third turn and collected series points leader Becca Monopoli on lap 20. Both trucks were able to continue despite heavy damage. Anderson grabbed the lead on a lap 23 restart and was gradually pulling away from McDufe and Steve Daravalics until the caution ew again for a spin involving Troy McNabb and Hogan. One lap after the ensuing restart, McDufe got loose going through turn two and collected Daravalics, Chastain Anderson survives carnage to win at DeSoto SpeedwayBy SCOTT LOCKWOODDESOTO SPEEDWAY PHOTOS PROVIDEDSPEEDWAY | 25 Kyle Best celebrating his victory over his uncle and others. Danny Anderson celebrates his victory Saturday at DeSoto Speedway. 50449953 Mohan Narayanan, M.D., FACP Thank You Desoto County For Voting Me The Best Specialty Physician In The County! Mary Ferris, LPN Dr. Narayanan Sharon Sloan, Office Mgr. 810 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266 (863) 494-5909 471301 25 West Oak Street Arcadia, FL 34266 863-494-9904 peddlersboutique.com Thank you to everyone that took time to vote for us as Best Boutique in DeSoto. 50449921 got tint? Clearly THE BEST Guaranteed For more on LLumar go to LLumar.com or to make an appointment call 863-444-0313 Call for appt. M-F 8:30-4:30, Sat. 9-12 Got Tint & LLumar recognizes that you all have choices. For those of you who want a quality product, reduction in solar heat, privacy for you and your valuables, you will find Got Tint & LLumar products are an excellent value for your money. Our goal is to keep you satisfied with our service for years to come with Got Tint/ LLumar. You DeSoto Are #1! Thank you for choosing us as your Best in Window Tinting. Its been our pleasure given the opportunity to do business with you. Uc9 f i K imay. .gib Q9 Fellowslh 5c .a T .`-dr, PrUFFA7URF RAG WNW_'-` oft' 1.; r f--4 1SOUIiILRN FLAIR s-: FASIiION&FI[RYri hton.P F IBest of o ssoo2014AMWVEY..,y iQ % k Irc:NU7rF y GHOICFP J'J,9 ` J JJ,"Ye d IAN ( oN(2014 / 2014I rElf.mo "TE-A:.CHOJARCADIANiBest of DeSotoAar unit Llu`mar 2014humorWINDOW FILM

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian Weather SummaryAccording to Floridas Automated Weather Network, rainfall ranged from 0.08 of an inch to 5.57 inches this past week. Hastings (St. Johns County) received the most rain with 5.57 inches, followed by Lake Alfred (Polk County) with 4.12 inches. The highest temper ature was 97 degrees at Immokalee (Collier County). The lowest temperature in the state was 64 degrees at Citra (Marion County).Fruit and VegetablesFarmers in Hendry County were beginning land preparation for fall planting. Fruits and vegetables being harvested in Miami-Dade County included: okra, boniato, malanga, mangoes. Okra, bitter melon and boniato were also being planted in Miami-Dade County.Field CropsThere was an average of 5.9 days suitable for field work, down from 6.1 days the previous week. Hay was being cut in the Panhandle, north and central Florida when possible due to wet conditions. Army worms were still a problem in hay and pastures. Field corn harvesting also slowed due to wet conditions. Peanut pegging was ahead of the previous year and the 5-year average. Peanut condition was mostly good for the State.Livestock and PasturesStatewide, the cattle and pasture condition was mostly good. Pastures in the Panhandle have damage by army worms. Pastures throughout the state have received signicant rain and were generally in good condition. Water was standing in pastures in Okeechobee County.CitrusRainfall in the citrus producing area this past week was widespread and generally heavy. All but one station received some precipitation. Thirteen stations received more than an inch and seven received more than two inches. Lake Alfred (Polk County) received the most at 4.12 inches, followed by Ona (Hardee County) with 3.08 inches. Lecanto (Citrus County) recorded the least with no precipitation recorded. Daytime high temperatures were warm, reaching the low to mid 90s in all citrus producing counties. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated July 22, the entire citrus producing region in Florida remains drought-free. Next seasons citrus crop is progressing well. Growers and caretakers are apply ing summer oils, fertilizing, irrigating, and in some cases resetting new trees.Spotty rainfall received; Florida remains drought-freeFOR THE WEEK ENDING JULY 27 Their log was published in the April 1972 issue of the Florida Historical Quarterly (http://palmm.fcla.edu/ fhp). Even Punta Gorda had a rink as recorded by Lindsey Williams in his article about the First Baptist Church of Punta Gorda: According to church lore, the rst sanctuary was a roller skating rink over a livery stable (www.lindseywilliams.org/index.htm?Articles/ Charlotte_Countys_Oldest_Church_ Sanctuary.htm~mainFrame). Similarly, Mary Mizell Powell wrote four pages about the history of Pine Level for the 100th anniversary of the Pine Level Methodist Church in 1968. In it, she stated, ... Mrs. Missouri Mizell Carlton [1875-1966], who passed away at the age of 90, ... told of joining the Church during the time services were being held in a [roller] skating rink. It must have been built prior to 1884, as that is the date Powell gives for the construction of the rst church. A roller skating rink needed a smooth, wood oor. Transportation to Pine Level was limited to wagons over poor roads or the mail stage on Mondays and Thursdays. So the lumber was probably sawn in Pine Level, perhaps by R. S. Grifth. Elected in 1876, he served as Manatee Countys clerk of the circuit court. His saw mill in Pine Level is listed in the Florida State Gazetteer and Business Directory for 1886 (http://palmm.fcla.edu/fhp). To protect the oor, the skating rink also needed a roof and probably walls as well. By the 1890s, bicycles began to replace skates as the new sport. Pine Levels skating rink was probably dismantled, and the lumber used for other structures. It nearly disappeared from the historical record as Pine Level was remembered as a rowdy, frontier town. What do you think Pine Level looked like between 1866 and 1900? Can you picture the roller skating rink? The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council is sponsoring an art contest and quilt challenge to bring the historic town into focus. The artwork and quilt squares will be on display during the Pine Level Public Arts and Archaeology Day, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 18 at the Pine Level United Methodist Church, 9596 N.W. Pine Level Street. The event is sponsored by DeSoto County Historical Society and the Florida Public Archaeology Network West Central Region. More information about historic Pine Level is available on the DeSoto County Historical Society Web site www. historicdesoto.org and about the art contest and quilt challenge on the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Web site www.desotoartscouncil.org.MYSTERYFROM PAGE 6 471291 Thank You for voting us the Best In DeSoto! Your patronage and support is greatly appreciated! E L I S W E S T E R N W E A R E L I S W E S T E R N W E A R ELIS WESTERN WEAR ( 8 6 3 ) 4 9 4 6 0 8 8 ( 8 6 3 ) 4 9 4 6 0 8 8 (863) 494-6088 1 0 1 1 E O a k S t A r c a d i a 1 0 1 1 E O a k S t A r c a d i a 1011 E. Oak St., Arcadia j en, ,,At 1l.ss-yTi ' 1_-' -_ Q' I FYi i >rnc fRCaDIAA`Best of De olo t2014Y f. rdN .Yry*Mft-P:._-M4' Tj` C'a s r ttiAwpl

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 debt most evenly through the county, and will allow us some wiggle room to not raise our millage rate if property values continue to fall. Langfords sentiments were echoed by Commissioner Buddy Mansfield, who was open to the idea. We have two ways to generate revenue: raise taxes or increase our taxpayers, he said. If we spread out the MSTUs then everyone pays and we dont have to worry about increasing the millage rate. This is an idea Id like to see us pursue. Miller also supported the idea, but said the concept wasnt new. We talked about this last year, but the result of the millage increase was dedicated to public safety, he said. Now were talking about that $1.2 million again. With an MSTU we could better monitor those numbers, and youll have my support on this if we can get it implemented. Langford also expressed his frustration at comments from some in the community to completely cut out post-retirement benefits for county employees. It really irks me that there are people running their mouths about this, he said. If certain people want to take that benefit away, let me say right now that this county would be looking at a class-action lawsuit, which would include around 80 people. Miller disagreed, citing a recent opinion from the countys labor attorney which said the benefits could legally be removed without repercussions. This is an item we can remove that benefits only a select group of people, and its a large part of what we can do to bring our county back into line as far as budget numbers are concerned, he said. Commissioner Langford, you might stand up for this as long as you are a commissioner, but I promise I will be standing just as strongly against it for the time I have left on this board. Langford ended the conversation by saying, If it does happen that we try to remove this, Im telling you all now its going to blow up.Tentative millage discussedHines asked the board for direction on the countys tentative millage, and the commissioners said they were comfortable initially placing it higher and allowing for wiggle room in case budget numbers change. I think Im comfortable with that number at 9 or 9.5, Langford said. We should always plan for the worst, but the tax rolls usually come in a little better than expected, and the plan would be to lower the final millage rate but to still have that cushion if necessary. Commissioner Gabriel Quave agreed, saying, I have a lot of faith in our staff, but its very easy to make a whoops during the process. Im in favor of setting the tentative rate a little higher and bringing it down later. Because the board is not allowed to vote officially on an issue during a workshop, they set a special meeting today to approve a tentative millage and MSTU/MSBU rate. The board also agreed to hold another budget workshop at 1 p.m. on Aug. 12.BUDGETFROM PAGE 1 9 W. Magnolia Street, Arcadia, FL (863) 491-6916 471303 THANKS FOR VOTING US THE BEST RESTAURANT FOR SEAFOOD! 471303 50449956 863-494-6803 111 WEST OAK ST., ARCADIA, FL 34266O L D W E S T S A L O O N OLD WEST SALOON ICE COLD BOTTLE & DRAFT BEER FULL LIQUOR BARS RESERVABLE VIP LOUNGE INDOOR CORN HOLE DARTS 3 POOL TABLES FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS, UPDATES, PHOTOS & MORE... VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE R A T T L E R S A R C A D I A RATTLERS ARCADIA Thank YAll For Voting Us The Best Live Music Venue Well Keep The Music Coming!!! 3065886 ,rbobcc:S BEETc7dBl1 LLARCADIAN'7 npop-/Meet the irandidateAl?luir ,'fluquM 75 p.m.-7 p.m.at The iraU ian108 S. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 25 | Arcadian and Dylan Martin, who made hard contact with the outside wall on lap 33. Everyone involved was able to continue after repairs. Anderson looked to be cruising to an easy win until the caution ew for Laus at tire with ve laps to go. Immediately after taking the caution Lau made accidental contact with Anderson, but Anderson was able to continue with minor damage. Anderson would keep the lead on the nal restart and go on to hist rst win of the year at Desoto Speedway. Huber nished second, with Monopoli rallying back to nish third. Rick Palmer and Daravalics rounded out the top ve. In other action Saturday night, local racer Cody Martell of Arcadia placed 11th in the Pro Trucks division. Kyle Best took the lead from his uncle Jimmie Best about halfway through the 25-lap LKQ Pick Your Parts Autoparts Pure Stock feature and went on to his first career win in that division; Jordan Miller won the Rookie 4 feature; John Sappraicone Jr. took the win in the Modified Mini feature; Ander Jackson won the Sun Belt Rentals of Fort Myers Street Stock main event; and Carl Thompson held off Brandon Duchscherer to win the 20-lap Bomber feature. Randy Johnson of Bradenton won the Mini Stock feature while Richard Nelson of Port Charlotte took home the win in the Cowboy Cadillacs. The J.D. Byrider Open Wheel Modieds highlight next weeks racing action at DeSoto Speedway. The Take Aim Gun Range Sportsmen, Pro Trucks, Pure Stocks, Mini Stocks and Rookie 4s will also be in action.SPEEDWAYFROM PAGE 22 Jordan Miller of Bradenton won the Rookie 4 feature.PHOTO PROVIDED Pie on the menu usually suggests a dessert, but we have enjoyed this pie entre which conforms to our diet needs. It has a layered construction and requires 1/3 pound of ground turkey, a medium-sized chopped onion, can drained black beans, cup frozen corn, can salt-free tomatoes, 1/3 cup picante sauce and 3/4 cup low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese. For the topping, youll need cup Bisquick mix, cup low-fat milk and 2 ounces of Eggbeaters, plus one cup of potato chips for the crust. Begin by sauting the ground turkey with the chopped onion in 1 tablespoon of canola oil. Then add the tomatoes, beans, corn and picante sauce and simmer. Prepare topping; stir together the Bisquick mix with milk and Eggbeaters. Then prepare the pie plate. Spray bottom, then add the crushed potato chips for a crust. Pour in meat and vegetable mixture, then top with the shredded cheese. Finish by spooning the Bisquick mixture on top. Bake in 400-degree oven 25-30 minutes or until brown, and enjoy a wedge of summer pie. And a perfect accompaniment is a tray of the cut, fresh fruit the deli sections of the grocery stores are now offering completing a tasty (and healthy) summer meal.A special summer entre ... meat pie From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.com 50449919 Our sincere gratitude goes out to the entire DeSoto County community for participating in the success of the 7th Project Graduation celebration for the graduates of DeSoto County High School. Your generosity and kindness played an integral part in the planning and organizing for this fabulous party. Our community came together once again to give our graduates a wonderful celebration to keep them safe on one of the most memorable nights of their lives. Approximately 200 teens attended this supervised, alcohol and drug free event and spent the night listening to music, eating great food donated by local restaurants, playing games, getting tattooed, painted and photographed, participating in a hypnotist show, and drawing for prizes. A special thanks to Stephanie McAnly for being the emcee and Pierre Hilaire for providing music at the benefit dinner, to the DeSoto Co. School District for the use of DeSoto Middle and High Schools, Karen Dalton who donated DJ services for the party, and to the volunteers who stayed up all night supervising, serving and playing with the Class of 2014 and their guests. Lastly, thank you DeSoto County for continuing to embrace this great event designed to keep our teenagers safe on one of the most dangerous nights of the year. Sincerely, DeSoto County Project Graduation Committee Class of 2014 Gold Clyde & Betty Hollingsworth Cox Pest Control Management DeSoto Co. Board of Realtors DeSoto Co. Sheriffs Posse Donn Jackson Dr. Mark L. McClendon DDS Pine Level United Methodist Church Sheriff & Mrs. William Wise Slims Bar-B-Q & Grill Turner Realty/Eugene H. Turner Cattle & Groves Bronze Arcadia Computer Badcock Home Furnishings BeefOBradys Bill & Debbie Hackney Bits N Pieces Bullz-Eye BBQ Canoe Outpost-Peace River Chilis DeSoto High School Class of 2015 DeSoto High School Class of 2016 DeSoto High School Class of 2017 DeSoto High School Deans Desoto High School Fine Arts Dept. DeSoto High School Guidance Dept. Dominos Pizza Dr. David & Kim Smith Emils Sports Bar & Grill Fishin Franks Future Motors Ghost Orchid Jessica Heflin JJ Transport of Arcadia Katherine Hill-Tax Collector, DeSoto County McDonalds Peace River Distributing Pizza Hut Reef & Beef Restaurant Sharon Welker Sun Coast Media Group The Arcadian The George Beard Family Premier Level Mosaic Fertilize r Diamond GEOCare Wells Fargo Platinum Buckle Up, Bulldogs Danny Via Plumbing Dr. Karyn & Lockie Gary Mid-Florida Credit Union Tremron Silver Albritton Insurance Arcadia Amoco Arcadia Family Optometry Center Barry & Kirsten Flanik Brian Burns Citrus Bryan Harris Bryant Trucking DeSoto High School Athletic Office DeSoto Jewelry DeSoto Shirt & Hat Deweys Lawn Care Downtown Signs Easy Mini Storage Emery Air Conditioning First State Bank of Arcadia Jim & Michelle Potter Jose & Jean Vitali Joshua Citrus Other Side Sod Company Patsy C. Symons Seacoast National Bank Shawn & Cindy Heflin South Central Insurers South Florida State College Steve Owens AC & Refrigeration Sun Buib Terra Fried Chicken Tom & Elba Lipe Tom & Sandy Damron Womack Sanitation Project Graduation 2014 Sponsors Artwork by Trent Brodowsky Businesses & individuals who donated food, drink, supplies and/or silent auction items include: Clock Restaurant DHS Coaches DHS Delta Omegas DHS ESE Dept. DHS Math Dept. DHS Principals Len & Leslie Bickett Mark Negley-Supervisor of Elections Tim Vowels Wal-Greens Williamson Group 471296 1999 Highway 70 East 993-2203 E L P IRATA Restaurante Mexicano Open 7 Days a Week Thank You For Voting Us Best In DeSoto ps. CHOICE .w`08Ofl Of DOSOIOQs 2014iS:c )14bayA l:x'.f J L I .1 1 ,m a, ,1P I r > ` Edu : G'DCEF-fj

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Arcadian | Page 26 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 For her rst time exhibiting at the American Dairy Goat Associations National Show, Lori Coker made a very impressive showing. The Arcadian herdswoman who has been raising dairy goats for a decade traveled with several of her La Mancha goats to Louisville, Kentucky. I wanted the experience of a national show, she said, and I also wanted to meet other breeders. She was the only exhibitor there from Arcadia, with her Bunker Babe Goat Farm entries. And for her rst year, Coker had a terric showing: several of her goats placed well in their classes, and Coker herself won the coveted 2014 Herdsman Award. The Herdsman Award is based partly on the animals she exhibited, and partly on Coker herself for reecting a positive image in the practice of exhibiting fairy goats. Considerations for the award include cooperation, sportsmanship, cleanliness of her exhibit area, good attitude, and her promotion of dairy goats. She had to be nominated by another exhibitor and voted on by the National Show Committee. Among the goats she brought to the event were: CH Bunker Babes Selene, a 5-year-old Senior Milker who placed 19 out of 37; CH Bunker Babes Mia Tia who placed 17 out of 27; Bunker Babes Ruth, placing 12 out of 42; and in LaMancha Jr. Yearling, Bunker Babes Cataleya placed 9th and Bunker Babes Amris placed 10th out of 15. It was a long journey as she drove a trailer from Arcadia to Louisville, and had to stop along the route to milk the goats twice each day. She was there over the week of shows, setting up a beautiful Cokers Bunker Babes make headlines at goat showBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR We still have to milk even while we are traveling, Coker said. The truck broke down along the way, so she took advantage of the downtime to milk the goats in the trailer. Bunker Babes area at the National Dairy Goat Show was readily identied by the hot pink everywhere in blankets, feed bags, water buckets and more. Celebrating the end of a rewarding week on Luau Night at the National Dairy Goat Show, Lori Coker, at left, has a laugh with Maureen Herrera, Cindy Smith Carley and Nichol Benoit Kastor. A girl has to have a mani-pedi before heading into the show ring! One of the goats gets a coat of bright pink polish on her hooves to match everything else at Bunker Babes display. PHOTOS BY LORI COKERBack home, Loris wall is adorned with many certicates and ribbons from her show-winning Bunker Babes dairy goats.exhibit area accented with hot pink water buckets, feed bags, blankets ... everything was a distinctive hot pink even the hooves of some of the goats! For Coker, it was an exhausting but rewarding week, and exciting to come home with the Herdsman award. RIBS CHICKEN STEAKS GRILLED FISH & SHRIMP SPECIALTY SALADS COLD BEER & WINE 319 S. Brevard Ave. (Hwy 17) Arcadia FAMILY OPERATED SINCE 1957 S l i m s S l i m s Slims T h a n k y o u s o v e r y m u c h f o r V o t i n g u s B e s t Thank you so very much for Voting us Best i n D e S o t o f o r B a r B Q u e in DeSoto for Bar B Que! W e w i l l c o n t i n u e t o p r o v i d e t h e b e s t s e r v i c e p o s s i b l e We will continue to provide the best service possible t o o u r l o y a l c u s t o m e r s to our loyal customers. 471324 863-494-2332 EAT-IN CARRY-OUT 50449951 D A D DD DCHOICE qQJ,_49o hinik you s very much for Vtnnn one Best'Ip e!RZOa nnn Desoto for Isar 3 Qmi L IWe wifi c onuttnnuuue to pmndle the bash sennce pesnMeto our Royal c as tieiso1 THEGROUP REALTY, INC.P CHO;ce863-990-75122014 .ank you DeSoto County!MUFffmOf RIt is my pleasure to serve sucha loving, generous county.

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 27 | Arcadian The AA G.I.R.L.S. business meeting is held the first Monday at 7:15 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. The Arcadia Garden Club meets at noon on the first Monday of each month Oct. through June at its office, 1005 W. Magnolia St. Bring a covered dish to share. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. All are welcome. A women-only G.I.R.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-4267655 or visit www.district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. TUESDAY Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weightwatchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St. Donations gratefully accepted. DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, starting Nov. 12, at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North, Arcadia. For information, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. ACCESS office is open from 9 a.m. to noon today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. Suncoast Community Blood Bank is open from noon to 6 p.m. today at 710 N. Brevard Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Arcadia. For more information, call 993-9366. WEDNESDAY For this month only, DeSoto Arts & Humanities Council Board Meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. today at The Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave. Special Olympics Aquatics County Games will take place at Peace River Campground starting at 10 a.m. Aug. 6. The public is welcome to come cheer on the athletes. From here, the athletes will go on to area competition later, and then to State competition. There is a mandatory Beef Exhibitor meeting with a parent, at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 at the DeSoto County Fairgrounds. Steer weigh-in is from 8-9 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Arcadia Stockyard. DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Mobile Pantry is on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Smith Brown Gym starting at 9 a.m. until the food is gone. The only requirement is to be a DeSoto County resident. Sponsored by the All Faiths Food bank of Sarasota. The AA Serenity Group Business Meeting is held at 7:15 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Writers Group meets from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Arcadia Village Clubhouse. For more information, call Sarah Hollenhorst at 244-1663. The Retired Law Enforcement Association of Southwest Florida meets first Wednesday monthly at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 23300 Harper Ave., Port Charlotte. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 941-423-0902. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Eagles, 150 S. Polk Ave., now offers Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. THURSDAY The Arcadia is hosting an informal Election Forum and BBQ from 5-7 p.m. tonight at its offices, 108 S. Polk Ave. This is an informal get-together no formal speeches or Q & A, just a chance for voters to meet one-on-one with candidates. All city and county candidates have been invited. Free hot dogs and burgers while supplies last. For details, call 494-0300. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Board of directors meeting was changed to Aug. 6 for this month only. The Palm Beach Dog Show takes places Aug. 7-10 at the Turner Center. 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. 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. Chamber of Commerce August Early Bird is at 8 a.m. August 7 at the Chamber offices, 16. S. Volusia Ave., hosted by GEO Care. Parking is available in the Mosaic lot across the street from the Chamber. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every first Thursday at 5 p.m. 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.CALENDARFROM PAGE 8 GET UP TO In Rebates on a Set of 4 Tires See Your Service Advisor for Details Service Around Your Schedule Shawn Barney Service Manager Jeremy Johnson Quick Lane Manager Ralf Lipps Service Advisor Celeste Brady Service Advisor Voted Best Automotive Service Facility Quick Lane at DeSoto Dodge Chrysler Ford and Jeep 3039 S.E. Highway 70 | Arcadia, FL 34266 863-494-4848 | 800-880-3099 471284 Valid on dealer-installed, retail purchases only. Requires presentation of competitors current pric e ad/offer of exact tire sold by dealership within 30 days after purchase. See participating dealership for details July 1st through the 31st. s>; ,may ` r, '{LIVETapAlp\ L

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Arcadian | Page 28 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 The Arcadian owner David DunnRankin and publisher Joe Gallimore were both noticed that is was in error, that local business owner Charles Craven had made the remark about resignation and was addressing City Administrator Thomas Slaughter, not me. The actual conversation Craven: Would you resign tonight? _____ seek your resignation? Slaughter: Ms. Jankosky cost this community how much? I found out ... Craven: I dont care. I asked you if you would resign. You were asked to issue a correction which you failed to do. This seems to be endemic with both the staff of the Arcadian and its sister publications. You invent the news, rather than report it; you never make mistakes; and apparently the owner ship condones these fabricated stories. An example of this was your staffs concerted effort to have us illegally remove Robert Allen from the city council, a man who has given much in his life to public service in this community. Im sure by this letter I will become once again Steve Bauers and Susan Hoffmans target du jour as I was prior to my election to ofce. How sad for the citizens of Arcadia that there is no other outlet to glean local news.Joe Fink ArcadiaNote: We received a number of letters pertaining to DeSoto Memorial Hospital. We cannot run all of them in one week, but we will continue to print the letters weve received over the next few weeks. Anonymous letters will not be accepted.DeSoto residents support hospitalEditor: I am my 90-year-old parents caregiver. We need a medical facility close by. Having DMH close can mean the difference between life and death for the whole community. The majority of my family lives here and uses DMH. I also feel it has a huge impact on the economy of the city and county. Without DMH many would be without jobs and would have to leave the area. Also those in need of a hospital close by would have to leave the area, both affecting our areas economy. My family has experienced Venice Regional, Sarasota Memorial, Doctors Hospital and DeSoto Memorial, by far DeSoto Memorial is the cleanest and most efficient hospital of them all. We need DeSoto Memorial and its doctor and nurses.Vicki E. Price ArcadiaEditor: I have been a resident of Arcadia for 20 years. I have COPD and low red blood count. In 20 years, I have been a patient at DeSoto Memorial Hospital 13 times, four times for blood transfusions, and I go each Thursday morning for a Procrit shot. The doctors, nurses and staff are very kind to me. The rooms are all clean and the food service is good. I live alone and cant drive out of Arcadia. I thank the Lord for DMH and hope it can remain as it is today.Louise Spires ArcadiaEditor: DeSoto County needs a hospital to take care of the people that live in DeSoto County. Without a good medical care in DeSoto County 24 hours a day, people can die. We need our hospital!Melinda Crites ArcadiaEditor: We need a hospital in DeSoto County to serve all citizens, especially older people who may have transportation problems. It is convenient to have a local hospital for both routine and emergency treatment.Karen Guidry ArcadiaEditor: Editor: DeSoto Memorial Hospital is convenient. There are good doctors and workers. There are special ists who come to Arcadia; it saves people travel out of town. There will be more deaths without help close by. Elderly people will suffer, so will people in Arcadia. Keep the hospital open. Very bad choice to close.Margaret Romano ArcadiaLETTERSFROM PAGE 4 LETTERS | 29 50449947 DeSoto Memorial Hospital is proud that the community voted them as having the best DIETITIAN NURSING SERVICES HOME HEALTH CARE FAWN HARRISON, M.D., PEDIATRICIAN 900 N. Robert Ave., Arcadia, FL www.dmh.org (863) 494-3535 5 0 4 7 1 4 2 1 50471421 Yes, We Are Open! C l i p t o M a n i a CliptoMania T h a n k Y o u F o r V o t i n g U s T h a n k Y o u F o r V o t i n g U s Thank You For Voting Us B e s t T a n n i n g S a l o n B e s t T a n n i n g S a l o n Best Tanning Salon 4 7 W M a g n o l i a S t 47 W. Magnolia St. 8 6 3 2 4 4 8 1 9 4 863-244-8194 449912 1 11 111 tenCDesotoPharmacy4 Your Friendly Pharmacy"Best Prices in town!We take time to help our customersand provide our service your way!$ 10 OFF F1OW1iOFF1st 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, BlueCro.. Blue Shield, Workman's Comp, ARP, United Healthcare & all other Medicare Part D PlansFREE Home Delivery!FREE Antibiotic ProgramOver 300 Generic Prescriptions for $2.99Cr 2 HorTLD ,,Nj1)S,Chewable Multivitamins for every ,child's nutritional needs!r AllAM iA.411 04 11L Wll5.0 ItillHuth i... .. I rO OPS C IC,,2014 rI rata1Thank Too For V.tIu UsBost Tauslup isis.S c oAxcarr:i 20141 a 11clk)tomanla

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 29 | Arcadian Editor: Closing DeSoto Memorial Hospital would be a big blow to me and all of the county residents. I am a patient there quite often for blood work, X-rays, ultrasounds etc. If I had to drive to Wauchula, Port Charlotte or Punta Gorda for these services, it would put a strain on my budget. Also I believe if there was no DeSoto Memorial Hospital the quality of physicians in this county would be vastly diminished. I feel the majority of them would go where the hospitals are located. Please work to keep DeSoto Memorial Hospital here as is and not a small piece of some large corporation. The doctors, nurses, aides and all the workers there are the best.Mamie P. Carter ArcadiaEditor: It is extremely critical that DeSoto County continues to maintain and nance DeSoto Memorial Hospital. The hospital serves the people of Arcadia as well as the other surrounding DeSoto County communities of Nocatee and Fort Ogden. It also serves the city 25 miles north of Arcadia, Wauchula, which is in Hardee County. DeSoto Memorial Hospital has modern buildings and some of the most up-to-date equipment, making it possible for more urgent and critical care to be provided right here at home. Critical patients are able to get necessary treatment faster, therefore saving hundreds of lives when time is critical. I personally had an experience of having a loved ones life saved at DeSoto Memorial while waiting for the Life Flight helicopter to arrive from Sarasota. The essence of time was magnied by having a hospital here in our city to give immediate treatment for a heart attack. DeSoto Memorial Hospital is one of the largest employers in DeSoto County. The loss of jobs would impact our small community in a negative way, tremendously. We just lost our largest employer a few years ago, the State mental health facility that had been open here in excess of 55 years. DeSoto County cannot afford to lose another large employer.Suzanne Morton ArcadiaEditor: Like every other county, we denitely need to have a hospital here. DeSoto County emergency room is always busy. We have residents here who volunteer and work there. Residents in the nursing homes are transferred to and from the hospital when necessary. Most of the employees will have a difcult time nding work elsewhere and will have to seek nancial aid. We will have an increase in crime.Cecilia Richard ArcadiaEditor: Due to the make-up of citizenship and age of the community, it is very necessary to have a community hospital. This care will allow patients to be close to their sick.Richard & Yvette Dumaine ArcadiaEditor: DeSoto County needs DeSoto Memorial Hospital to provide emergency care for it s residents. DeSoto County cannot afford to lose another major employer.Melinda Anderson ArcadiaEditor: Why we need DeSoto Memorial Hospital: 1. Saves lives. 2. DeSoto County needs emergency room. 3. Convenience of testing (bloodwork etc.) 4. Mammograms. 5. Jobs for DeSoto County. 6. Dont have to travel to doctors.Cassie Lawrence ArcadiaEditor: It has been brought to my attention DeSoto hospital may close. I feel very strongly if this change occurs our community will suffer greatly. Many elderly as well as young residents count on close medical help. In case of an emergency where an ambulance is not needed residents will be forced to commute to the closest hospital which is Port Charlotte. Many elderly residents receive medical attention at DeSoto Hospital on a regular basis from their doctors. Not to mention the extra stress this would bring to the local re department and EMS. Many people in DeSoto County do not have transportation to other LETTERSFROM PAGE 28 LETTERS | 30 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. 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Arcadian | Page 30 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 hospitals which would cause our local 911 hotline to boom. As well as the loss of jobs this change would cause. Which in turn would cause families to move and any growth would stop for our county. I disagree with the suggested change on behalf of our community.Sarah Cromwell ArcadiaEditor: I moved to DeSoto County in 2005. I am an elder citizen of this county and do not desire to drive to Sarasota or other surrounding counties for my routine medical care. I have worked in health care for 23 years and feel strongly about the need for a local hospital. I have two questions: Why did our Governor not accept the $51 billion offered for Medicare and Medicaid? Why do we not establish a 1-cent sales tax dedicated in part to helping the hospital at this time? I spoke at the (County Commissioners) meeting when this was discussed. The Health Department needs to be more involved in the screening of patients at the Emergency Room. Its cheaper to be seen by the Health Department than the ER.Algie Didlaukies ArcadiaEditor: Without a hospital in DeSoto County people that have emergencies can die. I live in a group home with many medical issues and I feel very good if I need a good hospital. DeSoto Memorial Hospital is close and will take care of me.Debra Crites ArcadiaEditor: I taught school in DeSoto County and have seen the hospitals usefulness in many ways. I have an elderly mother that averages the need to be in the hospital three to four times a year. We (in our family) have had countless emergencies including a facial cut of more than 30 stitches and 15 staples, and a parent having a heart attack. I had delivered three babies in this hospital, and we have had three gall bladder operations. We have had many brain scans, MRIs and blood tests. Our family and countless others would be in terrible trouble without our wonderful hospital.Angela Waters ArcadiaEditor: Please consider what happened in Wauchula a few years ago. Folks had to travel (some as best they could) at least 25 miles to a hospital. Consider the hospital and emergency stays that are taken care of here. This hospital has some of the most dedicated employees Ive seen. How will closing the hospital relate to growth of the area?Don Waters ArcadiaLETTERSFROM PAGE 29 nickel, rather than 12 cents. Im so Nocatee that I remember hauling empty Coke bottles to the stores there, redeeming them for two cents each, and buying drinks for a dime and candy bars for a nickel. Im so Nocatee that I remember sheriffs posse member Woodrow Brantley sitting in his LTD downtown on weekend nights, making sure our little town stayed safe. Im so Nocatee that I remember swimming and shing at the Clay Pits, which we called Nocatee Beach. Im so Nocatee that I remember mostly homemade costumes at the Halloween carnival, held at the old school. It was the longest-running county event (75 years) before it was discontinued, due to an encephalitis scare in the early 1990s, and it was never resumed. And nally, Im so Nocatee that it makes my blood boil to know that a community in northeast Florida dares call itself the Town of Nocatee! I could go on and on, but will give you a break. Besides, after attending the Nocatee Old Timers Reunion for so many years and talking to those raised there in Depression days, I realize Im just a young whipper snapper at 59, and wish I had all the memories theyve shared with me of the real Nocatee!GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 We want to thank all who voted Boehms Lawn & Landscape as their #1 choice in DeSoto County. We look forward to providing quality service long into the future. We offer full service lawn and landscape maintenance. 471329 Mowing Trimming Shrub & Tree Care Fertilization Pest Control (863) 494-2614 `C Ht FAeSOI DIN 000002074 rBOEHM'f I 1 1 1 1 1 1T RIGHT WAY eresa and there's a WRONG WAY!Contact your Sun Newspaper Advertising Account Executive Today.Their job is... making sure your advertising stays on the right track.SUN-AaSun Newspapers Advertising Department _CharlaccIkSnin.1. u,.J.\-i: P:n.;:..i

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 31 | Arcadian 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 curbing at the intersection of Volusia Avenue and Magnolia Street, repairing sidewalks and making them ADA compliant. Estimated completion is end of 2014. The contractor is Bun Construction Company. U.S. 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 CR 760A 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 end of 2015. The contractor is Ajax Paving. US 17 between Flanders Street and Joshua Creek Crews are working on driveways along the roadway. No lane closures are anticipated but motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway. US 17 from Livingston Street to Karson Street Crews are working on the shoulder of the roadway. No lane closures are anticipated. Motorists should use caution while in the area and be aware of crews working near the roadway. State Road 70 Westbound (West Hickory Street) from North Lee Avenue to North Orange Avenue State Road 70 (West Hickory Street) has been reduced from two westbound lanes to one westbound lane between North Manatee Avenue and North Lee Avenue. North Lee Avenue, North Dade Avenue and North Manatee Avenue are closed at SR 70 (West Hickory Street). Use West Walnut Street as a detour. The closure is necessary while crews install a new water main. Motorists should use caution and watch for changes in the traffic pattern. This project includes installing under ground utilities beneath the roadway, removing and replacing asphalt and curbs, replacing driveway entrances, repairing sidewalk and adding detectable warning surfaces at the side streets. Estimated completion is the end of 2014. The contractor is Bun Construction Company. | ROADWATCHreportedly scratched him. He tried to call 911, but she threatened to tell the police he had paid her for sex. She then left on a bicycle. When DCSO arrived, a neighbor reportedly conrmed seeing the woman approach the victims house, and identied her as someone known as Pee Wee. DCSO determined Gray was known to use the nickname Pee Wee. Both the victim and the neighbor picked Gray out of a photo lineup. When ofcers went to arrest Gray the next day, she tried to hide something in her bra, and a small bag of marijuana was found on the ground near her. She also reportedly admitted she had a glass pipe and cocaine on her. When detectives looked in her purse, they found a small knife inside. Gray rst told detectives she had not left her room that night. Later she admitted going to the victims resi dence but said she was looking for her childrens father. Then she claimed she had come to the house to ask for some food. According to the report, she also claimed the victim tried to force himself on her. Later, according to the report, she claimed she pulled out the knife only to defend herself against the victim. When detectives asked about her children, she said they lived with their father in Georgia. In her room, detectives found money consistent with the victims description, along with the victims cell phone. She was booked into the DeSoto County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, grand theft at a dwelling between $100-$300, and armed robbery. Bond was set at $100,000.ARRESTSFROM PAGE 7 The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrests: Bobby Barajas, 29, 1200 block of S.E. Townsend Ave., Arcadia. Charges: trafcking in methamphetamine over 14 grams, sale of methamphetamine within 1,,000 ft, of place of worship or business, sale of methamphetamine and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $75,120. Kelly Marie Carcamo, 36, 1900 block of S.E. West Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $1,120. Ricky Lee Caudle, 51, no address, Arcadia. Charge: lewd and lascivious molestation of victim under 12 by offender 18 or over. Bond: none. Tomas Chwojko, 25, North Port. Charge: possession of more than 10 grams of a synthetic narcotic. Bond: released on recognizance. Elodia Martinez Hernandez, 31, Williams Farms, Arcadia. Charges: driving without a valid license and DUI with alcohol or drugs. Bond: $2,000. Javier Monroy, 22, 2800 block of S.W. Wallace Ave., Arcadia. Charges: aggra vated battery where offender knew or should have known victim was pregnant, and violation of probation. Bond: none. Ronnie David Nipper, 43, 3400 block of S.E. Montgomery Circle, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jose Ruben Ortez, 33, Clewiston. Charge: smuggling currency or coins into prison for an inmate. Bond: none. Alisha Nicole Seelmar, 30, 1500 block of S.E. Carnahan, Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $1,120. Michael Stephen Shaw, 25, 700 block of N. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. David Edward Smith, 24, 400 block of S. Spring Ave., Arcadia. Charges: petty theft and resisting recovery of property. Bond: $620. Randi Susan Webb, 48, 1900 block of S.E. Cherry Drive, Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Bobby Tyrone West, 36, 300 block of S. Dade Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $160. Kevin Alexander Arismendi, 55, Bradenton. Charges: driving while license is suspended and DUI with alcohol or drugs. Bond: $620. Uriel Martin Herrera, 26, Tampa. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Penelope Anne Kersey, 38, Myakka. Charge: DUI with alcohol or drugs. Bond: $500. Tina Marie Lopez, 44, 1600 block of N.E. CHildress Ave., Arcadia. Charges: hit and run with damage to unattended vehicle or property without leaving ID, and driving while license is suspended, third or subsequent offense. Bond: $1,620. Daniel Michael McCallio0n, 54, Englewood. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $10,000. Manuel Ramirez, 38, 2800 block of DeSoto Landing, Arcadia. Charges: giving false ID to law ofcer and driving without a valid license. Bond: $620. Alexis Zamora, 18, 3100 block of S.W. Dove Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $240. Maria Christina Ayres, 33, 1100 block of N.E. Forrest Ave., Arcadia. Charges: DUI with BAC .15 or higher or with person under 18, two counts of leaving POLICE BEAT | 32 |POLICE BEATThe information for Police Beat is gathered from police, sheriffs office, Florida Highway Patrol, jail and fire records. 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Arcadian | Page 32 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 Florida is known as a tourist-friendly state, but starting Aug. 1, one visitor will no longer be welcome: the invasive lionsh. Introduced into Florida waters in the late 1980s, lionsh populations have boomed in recent years, negatively impacting native wildlife and habitat. Several management changes go into effect Aug. 1 that will help the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) combat the growing problem by making it easier for lionsh hunters to remove the spiny predators and limiting further introduction of the species into the waters. Changes include: Prohibiting the importation of live lionsh; Allowing lionsh to be removed via spearshing when diving with a rebreather, a device that recycles air and allows divers to remain in the water for longer periods of time (currently, you cannot spear any sh when using a rebreather); and Allowing participants of approved tournaments and other organized events to spear lionsh or other invasive species in areas where spear shing is not currently allowed (such as certain state parks or refuges). This will be done through a permitting system. See or catch a lionsh? Report a sighting by downloading the new Report Florida Lionsh app on a smart device or by visiting MyFWC.com/ Fishing and clicking on Recreational Regulations (under Saltwater) and then Lionsh. To learn more about lionsh, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on Saltwater, Recreational Regulations and Lionsh.Imported lionfish not welcome in FloridaPROVIDED BY FISH AND WILDLIFE CONS. COMMN. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY FWCNew rules eective Friday expand opportuni ties to spear lionsh, in an eort to reduce the population of this alien introduced species. The Lionsh is an unwelcome visitor to Floridas waters. Starting August 1, rules regarding the capture of lionsh expand the opportunities for spearshing the spiny creature. procedures. He also said that Mrs. Houk was the primary reason for the local FP&L ofce to be named the best in the region. A new Pizza Hut restaurant will soon join a line of eating establishments on East State Road 70. Building permits were issued by the City July 24th. Seating 112, the local Pizza Hut will compare in size to others in the area. Hes a really good man I hate to see him go. This was the typical response that George E. Bellamy, president of the First Federal of DeSoto, retired. Mr. Bellamy joined First Federal in December 1964, as managing ofcer. He was elected president of the association in 1973. Mr. Bellamy has no plans to leave Arcadia. He plans to enjoy a long awaited vacation, and hopes to become active in the Arcadia business community in the near future. Attending the DeSoto High School Class of reunion Saturday at Mills End Recreation Hall were Tom Hughes, Bob Whitlock, Robert Womack, Earl Lyons, Ronald Neads and Norma Jean (Head) Womack. Honored guests joining in were Mr. and Mrs. John Gambrell, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Forbes, Mr. and Mrs. Woods, Joyce Dozier and Louise Johnson. Superintendent of Schools John Gambrell was a coach at DHS when this class graduated. 4-H Summer Camp was held at Camp Cloverleaf on July 16-20. DeSoto County had 44 4-Hers and six adults participating in the week long activities. They won the award for Best Campers with Terry Cross and Keith Markey and for Best Counselor with Pam Markey and Rusty Mullins.THIS WEEKFROM PAGE 12 the scene of an accident with property damage, two counts of DUI with property damage, and resisting an ofcer without violence. Bond: $7,250. James Elmer Butts, 30, Swain Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $1,120. Camelia Rose Corson, 24, 300 block of S. Alabama Ave., Arcadia. Charges: sale of methamphetamine and two counts of possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $5,240. Joshua Benjamin Dean, 30, Springhill, Fla. Charge: failure to support child or spouse. Purge: $721.93. Charles Richard Hatcher, 35, Knights Inn, Arcadia. Charge: sale of methamphetamine within 1,000 ft, of specied area and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $20,120. Rhonda Danell Warram, 38, Punta Gorda. Charges: two counts of fraud by attempting to use anothers ID without consent and grand theft between $300$5,000. Bond: $4,000. Steve Lamont Williams, 22, 2500 block of S.W. Lois Ave., Arcadia. Charges: aggravated battery when offender should have known victim was pregnant, domestic battery by strangulation and kidnap or false imprisonment of child under 13. Bond: none. Kellen Daniel Chesnut, 27, Gainesville. Charge: DUI with BAC .15 or higher or with person under 18. Bond: $1,500. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Ofce reported the following arrest: Jonathan Andrew Serena, 31, 8700 block of S.W. Deer Trail, Arcadia. Charges: petty theft, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $9,000. Compiled by Susan E. HoffmanPOLICE BEATFROM PAGE 31 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 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 33 | Arcadian We used to hear Eastern Screech Owls all the time. Their soft rolling trill sounded something like a mourning dove. We also would occasionally see them roosting in our open pole barn. But it has been years since weve spotted one, and we havent heard them eitherbut that may be due to our aging ears. So we wondered, have we just not seen them, or is the screech owl population declining? According to http://www.iucnredlist. org/ the Eastern Screech Owl is listed as a species of least concern, because of its extremely large range and large population which appears to be increasing. But their local population may be declining. The Eastern Screech Owl is Florida's smallest owl. It occurs in suitable habitat everywhere in the state except the lower keys. Screech owls eat rodents and insects such as roaches and provide natural pest control. Because they can be poisoned by pesticide residues, dont use toxins if you are encouraging screech owls or other birds to nest near your home. They also eat small birds and amphibians, and even sh and reptiles. Screech owls nest in natural cavities in trees, with an entrance hole not much larger than their body size. They will readily nest in man-made boxes. The inside dimensions of the box should be about 8 by 8 inches and the box should be at least 10 inches deep. Boxes should be placed at least 12 ft. off the ground, in a shaded location. Nest boxes should be located away from areas of human activity because these diminutive birds are known to aggressively defend their nests. For complete nest box plans go to http:// www.50birds.com/birdhouse-plans/ nest-box-plans-for-kestrels-screechowls-and-barrows-goldeneye.htm. A metal predator guard below the box will help to exclude raccoons and snakes. Screech owls have a number of calls. To listen to recordings of their calls, go to http://www.allaboutbirds.org/ guide/eastern_screech-owl/sounds. Both males and females sing. The most common calls are an even-pitched trill and a shrill, descending whinny. The trill is used by pairs or families to keep in touch and is 3 seconds long. The whinny lasts up to 2 seconds long and is used to defend territory. Mated pairs may call to each other both day and night. They have other calls including soft, low hoots; loud, sharp barking calls that indicate alarm or agitation; and loud screeches that are used to defend nests or edglings. Screech owls may Help the Eastern Screech OwlOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke aandksmoke@gmail.com PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (DICK DANIELS)Eastern Screech Owls are well camouaged and are found in three color formsgray, brown and red. Most Florida screech owls are red or brown, but all three color forms are found and may occur in the same nest. PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (TRISHA M SHEARS)The Eastern Screech Owl is Floridas smallest owl. Screech owls eat rodents and insects such as roaches and provide natural pest control. Because they can be poisoned by pesticide residues, dont use toxins if you are encour aging screech owls or other birds to nest near your home.OWL | 34 50449957 Want the best steak in town? then go to the Reef & Beef they were voted THE BEST RESTAURANT IN DESOTO COUNTY FOR STEAK! 2079 SE Hwy 70, Arcadia, FL (863) 494-6600 2014 471316 863-494-4932 906 E. Magnolia St. Thank You We would like to thank our customers for voting us Best Plumber We are dedicated to offering quality service and affordable prices to both residential and commercial customers. 471330 R E A D E R S C H O I C E A W A R D es, CHOICePJ JJ(9DQ' J Xj1 Best offDISOoBEEFRESTAURANT & L 0 UNCEJ J J JAk FAMN'Best of DeSoto'`1# 3 0 a2074VICES INC.E.[ 1988SER )BOW %FAST EMERGENCY SERVICES863 4 080 E'C C`SERVICES INC.FAST EMERGENCY SERVICE49x1-0080UL CF-CO50,.b AliALL BREED PET GROOMINGP J /i y&aiab,/20M

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Arcadian | Page 34 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 sometimes be located by listening for the excited voices of agitated songbirds trying to roust an owl from their territory. They often roost in the open, pulling their bodies into a stiff position so that they resemble a dead branch stub. They narrow their eyes to slits and trust their invisibility to protect them. Screech owls are small and agile. Their body measures about 7 to 10 inches and their wingspan is about 18 to 24 inches. Females are larger than the males. They have prominent, wide-set feather ear tufts and bright yellow eyes. They are well camouflaged and are found in three color formsgray, brown and red. It is believed the gray-phase individuals are better able to withstand severe winters. A study in Ohio found that the redphase birds, have significantly higher metabolic requirements in temperatures below 23 degrees F and experienced a sharp population drop during severe winters. Most Florida screech owls are red or brown, but all three color forms are found and may occur in the same nest. Screech owls are primarily solitary. During the late-winter breeding season males make nests in cavities, sometimes reusing abandoned nests of other animals. The male will stock the nest with food. The females select their mate based on the quality of the cavity and the food located inside. During the incubation period, the male feeds the female. Males only mate with one female, and both birds tend the young owlets. They usually carry their prey back to their nests where they tear it to bits with their sharp beaks and talons. From two to five eggs are laid beginning in early March. Broods average three owlets. Fledging begins midto late May. In our area they may possibly rear a second brood, particularly if the first brood was unsuccessful. Young owlets may be pushed out of the nest before they are ready to fly. Wildlife rehabilitators receive hundreds of baby Eastern Screech-Owls each year. If a nestling is unable to fly, it may be placed in a tree to protect it from predators. In most cases the adults are nearby and will continue to care for the owlet.OWLFROM PAGE 33PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (DICK DANIELS) PHOTO PROVIDED BY COMMONS WIKIMEDIA.ORG (WOLFGANG WANDER)It is believed the gray-phase individuals are better able to withstand severe winters. A study in Ohio found that the red-phase birds have signicantly higher metabolic requirements in temperatures below 23 degrees F and experienced a sharp population drop during severe winters. Wildlife rehabilitators receive hundreds of baby Eastern Screech-Owls each year. If a nestling is unable to y, it may be placed in a tree to protect it from predators. In most cases the adults are nearby and will continue to care for the owlet. 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! 50449914 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 8 Weight Loss 54 Lbs Current Weight 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 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 City Administrator Tom Slaughter .50 cent Paul Bennett Seusy, Esq. $1 Jane Fricke Martin $1 Dr. Ronald Sevigny $1 John & Trudi Super $1 County Commissioner-Buddy Mansfield $1 Ronnie Jones $1 Jan Schmitz $1 Seacoast Bank $1 Michelle Williamson The Williamson Group $1 Cox Pest Control $1 Mac Martin-Martin Realty Co. 25 cent 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! 281 335 : (T. ti, 1' I r _0

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 35 | Arcadian Arcadia Garden Club members encourage community residents to brave the heat and humidity of the summer by taking day trips to cool places. Day trips can be anything from visiting the Environmental Learning Lab or attending the Caladium festival to walking the grounds at Circle B Bar Reserve, but it can also be a trip to an out-of-town garden club members home and garden. Recently, one Arcadia Garden Club member and family drove to St. Pete Beach to the home of Richard and Barbara Hollar. The home has been in the family since the 1950s. When Richard and Barbara moved to the home full time, they both wanted to create a tropical paradise in their own back yard. In spite of living in a densely populated residential neighborhood, Barbara said, We wanted to be able to sit in the garden and take in its peacefulness and grace. Barbara is a member of the St. Petersburg Garden Club, District V11, and serves as the recording secretary, a member of the board of directors and also a member of the Night Bloomers Circle, a garden club circle that meets in the evenings. The Hollar garden tour begin with the fruit trees. There is a certain thrill from being able to eat your own fruit from your own yard, she said while showing her prolic Key lime tree. Small Key limes had already emerged and the tree will soon be covered with small yellow tart limes that will make delicious Key lime pies. In addition to Key lime, we saw Persian limes, papaya, mango and navel orange trees. Much of the tour included discussion on plant selection and landscape design. In a relatively small space, the Hollars were able to take a rock-lled empty back yard and turn it into a tropical retreat. It was an inspiration to all gardeners to not only dream about their ideal garden, but to start with an idea, work to make it happen, and add that special ingredient love. I always talk to my plants, Barbara said. The trip from Arcadia to St. Pete incorporated a change in Hardiness Zones. Plant Hardiness Zones refer to a dened geographic area that can support specic plants, owers, and trees. Zones dene minimum ranges of temperature that plants and trees can survive in that zone. The most commonly used data are dened by the USDA. In 2012, USDA released an updated Florida Hardiness zone map using information from 1981-2010. The new map still has four zones for Florida 8, 9, 10 and 11 but the borders have changed to reect some warming trends in the climate as well as the use of more sophisticated methods in mapping zones between weather stations. For example, the St. Pete area changed from Zone 9b to 10a and Arcadia changed from Zone 9a to 9b. Zone 9bs minimum temperatures are 25 degrees F to 30 degrees F with rst freeze Jan. 1-10 and last freeze Jan. 21-31. Prior to 2012, Arcadias rst freeze dates were from Dec. 21-31 and last freeze was Feb. 11-20. At the end of the tour, the two garden club members exchanged cuttings and bulbs including Mexican Flame from the St. Pete member and caladiums from the Arcadia member. Remember: The Arcadia Garden Club will begin its meetings again in October. In the meantime, take time to enjoy your family and friends. Check out www. smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ and click on tickets for free tickets to a museum in your area.Arcadia Garden Club encourages Florida day tripsBy JAMIE PIPHERARCADIA GARDEN CLUB PHOTOS BY JAMIE PIPHERBottle palms provide a point of intererst in a lush landscape. Rose ake hibiscus. Fabulous red, green, and pink foliage. Red ower is often lost in the beau tiful foliage. Tillandsia xerographic known as the King of Air Plants. Due to the slow growth, the plant will often have color and the same bloom for almost one year. Native of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. Leaves are covered with little scales that absorb water from dew and rain. A beautiful array of tropical plants line the neat walkway: Snowbush, Foxtail Fern, Crotons, Coontie ( cycads), Papaya tree, Rosemary, Salmon honeysuckle, Lions ear, Cirnum lilies, and Heliconia. Smiling Kookaburra purchased from a vendor at the University of Florida Flower Show. Mexican Flame Vine provides bright color and attracts butteries and hummingbirds. wown.Alf,ILIlit,js 1.f ItKe elPoo,* -I rif,I:kAA,ar i f1, 7r,.\ p `. Vl/(7s .ryaa>1 AV's r,9 r ,d s .A'" `'t :v 1 S 1. r j i i:r ll." -'IR, r' on op-e if f 1 r 1 1. A T' hsy 1; 'y'` 1' 1' JF1r 7f fNoe 14n'le It f.M Cis .(3.Yw i \ \ _/,!c Ifr`c."''eTf YI lKs' t ail sCr9 't. .,+'`,. -

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Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 336191328, telephone (813) 9158660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: CONDOMINIUM UNIT NO. 2207, EGRET POINTE CONDOMINIUM PHASE I, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 244, PAGES 1297 THROUGH 1372, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you fail to file your response or answer, if any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiffs attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Dr., Tampa, Florida 33619-1328, telephone (813) 915-8660, facsimile (813) 915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. DATED at DESOTO County this 25 day of June, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disabiliNOTICE OFACTION3116 ty who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. PUBLISHED 7/31/14 & 8/7/14 107236 3069822 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 TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2013CA000471AXMA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. MARIE CHILANO, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF REUBEN HURWITZ A/K/A RUEBEN HURWITZ, DECEASED. et. al. Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF REUBEN HUWITZ A/K/A RUEBEN HURWITZ, NOTICE OFACTION3116 DECEASED AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHERS WHO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF MARIE CHILANO, DECEASED whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: LOTS 5, 6, 7, AND 8, BLOCK 2, LAKE SUZY ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, P AGE 23, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 12783 SW KINGS ROW, LAKE SUZY, FL 34269 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 6409 Congress Avenue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before August 30, 2014/(30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) 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 relief demanded in the complaint or petition filed herein. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court at DeSoto County, Florida, this 21 day of July 2014 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ B. WYNN DEPUTY CLERK PUBLISHED 7/31/14 & 8/7/14 331723 3069471 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014 DR 371 Ronnie Lee Muse Jr., Petitioner and Shauna Marie Muse, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DIS SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Shauna Marie Muse Last Known Address:3096 SW Harvey Ave. 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, Ronnie Lee Muse whose address is, 195 Cherokee Lane, Wauchula, FL 33873 on or before August 30, 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 ma y file Notice A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887"CADIA NHARBORCHASE'lebratin lowJUI IARBORCHASE',nS ,S ii,r u1kHARBORCH'ISEf <<,ebratin1. g enior i\'iflir -------------L

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 37 | Arcadian NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 29, 2014 MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 7/31/14, 8/7/14, 8/14/14, 8/21/14 131159 3069596 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 142014CP000045 PROBATE DIVISION JUDGE: JAMES S. PARKER IN RE: THE ESTATE OF KOLYA S. RENNE Deceased. NOTICE OF ANCILLARY ADMINISTRATION NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KOLYA S. RENNE, Deceased, File No. 2014CP000045, 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. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: A ll persons on whom this notice is served who have objections that challenge the validity of the Will, the qualifications of the Personal Representative, venue, or jurisdiction of this court are required to file their objections with this Court W ITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll creditors of the Decedent and other persons having claims or demands against Decedents estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the Decedent and persons having claims or demands against the Decedents estate must file their claims with this Court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. A LL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this Notice is July 24th, 2014. P AUL BENNETT SEUSY, P.A. A ttorneys for Petitioner 203 West Oak Street A r cadia, Florida 34266 863-491-7285 Office 888-430-5940 Facsimile E-Mail: paul@paulseusy.com By: Paul Bennett Seusy, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0690252 Suzanne Renne Personal Representative 3008 Bayview Drive A lamenda, California 94501 PUBLISHED 7/24/14 & 7/31/14 325434 3065967 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-2010-CA-000158CAAXMA THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW Y ORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-31CB, MORTGAGE PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-31CB, Plaintiff, vs. FRANCISCO I. RAMOS a/k/a FRANCISCO I. RAMOS, JR., SYLVIA M. RAMOS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, AS A NOMINEE FOR CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS, LLC, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 06/24/2014, and entered in Case No. 14-2010-CA-000158CAAXMA of the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit, in and for DESOTO County, Florida, where in THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATE HOLDERS CWALT, INC. ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-31CB, MORTGAGE P ASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-31CB, is the Plaintiff and FRANCISCO I. RAMOS a/k/a FRANCISCO I. RAMOS, JR., SYLVIA M. RAMOS, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED, AS A NOMINEE FOR CAPITAL ONE HOME LOANS, LLC, are the Defendants, the Clerk of Court shall offer for sale to the highest bidder for cash on August 5, 2014, at the Desoto County Courthouse, at 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Fl. 34266, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment lying and being situate in DESOTO County, Florida, to wit: NOTICE: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance: Please contact DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. Telephone: (863) 993-4876. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. 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. THE CLERK SHALL RECEIVE A SERVICE CHARGE OF UP TO $70 FOR SERVICES IN MAKING, RECORDING, AND CERTIFYING THE SALE AND TITLE THAT SHALL BE ASSESSED AS COSTS. THE COURT, IN ITS DISCRETION, MAY ENLARGE THE TIME OF THE SALE. NOTICE OF THE CHANGED TIME OF SALE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AS PROVIDED HEREIN. DATED this 1st day of July, 2014. STRAUS & EISLER, P.A. Attorneys for Plaintiff 10081 Pines Blvd, Suite C Pembroke Pines, FL 33024 954-431-2000 By: Arnold M. Straus, Jr. Esq. Fla Bar 275328 PUBLISHED 7/24/14 & 7/31/14 337549 3064841 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2010-CA-000197 Bank of America, National Association Plaintiff, vs. P AUL ALEJO; RAQUEL ALEJO A/K/A RAQUEL E. ALEJO; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, will on the 28th day of August, 2014, at 11:00 AM at 115 East Oaks St, Arcadia, FL 34266, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Desoto County, Florida: LOT 26, BLOCK C OF THE MEADOWS OF ARCADIA, AN UNRECORDED PLAT MORE P ARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE NORTH 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE NW l/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST. SUBJECT TO A 30 FOOT EASEMENT ON THE EAST SIDE FOR ROAD, DRAINAGE AND UTILITIES. ALL LYING AND BEING IN DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 2004 MOBILE HOME VIN # N811374A AND VIN # NS11374B. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. An y person or entit y claimin g an NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 interest in the surplus, if any, r esulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 18 day of July, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk PUBLISHED 7/31/14 & 8/7/14 109392 3069235 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2013-CA-000635 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. LIZZIE ALLEN; ROBERT ALLEN; UNKNOWN TENANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II; DESOTO COUNTY, A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; CITY OF ARCADIA, A MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA; ASSET ACCEPTANCE, LLC; UNIFUND CCR PARTNERS; MARTHA P. MEEKER F/K/A MARTHA P. LANE F/K/A MARTHA P. JOHNS, and any unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and other unknown persons or unknown spouses claiming by, through and under any of the above-named Defendants, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of DeSoto County, Florida, will on the 26th day of August, 2014, at 11:00 AM, at 115 East Oaks St, Arcadia, FL 34266, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situated in DeSoto County, Florida: The E 1/2 of Lot 29 and all of Lot 30, Block 3, Tier 5, of ALBERT W. GILCHRISTS EAST END ADDITION TO ARCADIA, a subdivision according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 27 and re-recorded in Plat Book C5, Page 48, of the Public Records of Desoto County, Florida. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, r esulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 7 day of July, 2014. AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk PUBLISHED 7/31/14 & 8/7/14 109392 3068434 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 14 2010 CA 000285 CITIBANK, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO CITIBANK, FSB Plaintiff, v. CHRISTINA M. WILENBORG, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF EDWARD J. WILLENBORG, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: BARRIE R. WILLENBORG, A VOIDER, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 30716 KRAUTER STREET GARDEN CITY, MI 48135 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has r emarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their r espective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in DeSoto County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 26 AND ALL OF LOT 27, BLOCK B, DESOTO PEACE RIVER HEIGHTS, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN THE PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 63. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 10260 SOUTHWEST RIVER VIEW CIRCLE, ARCADIA, FL 34266 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Suite 302A, T ampa, FL 33634 within thirty (30) days of the first publication 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 relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 23 day of July, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/B. Wynn Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance: Please contact DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. Telephone: (863) 993-4876. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. PUBLISHED 7/31/14 & 8/7/14 300025 3068021 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.14-2013-CA-000384 Division1 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. REBECCA MAY SERENA A/K/A REBECCA M. SERENA, FLORIDA HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on July 14, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, The Clerk of the Court will sell the property situated in Desoto County, Florida described as: P ARCEL B: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF THE NORTHEAST NOTICE OFSALE3130 1/4 OF SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST: THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 4 WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, 1258.90 FEET TO THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 12, BLOCK D OF FIRST ADDITION TO ORANGE HEIGHTS; THENCE NORTH 642.85 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 1, BLOCK F OF SAID SUBDIVISION; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 5 WEST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY OF ORANGE DRIVE, 112.90 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE 112.91 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 112.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 05 EAST AND PARALLEL TO ORANGE DRIVE, 112.91 FEET; THENCE NORTH 112.50 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Together with a 1977 BARR double-wide mobile home, HUD Label #FLA 026210 & FLA 026211, Serial # FLFL2A71433-0393, and FLFL2B71433-0393. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1977 BARRINGTON MOBILE HOME, VIN(S) FLFL2A714330393 & FLFL2B714330393. and commonly known as: 1279 SW MARTHA ST, ARCADIA, FL 34266; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on front steps of the DeSoto County Courthouse, on November 18, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.. Any persons 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 17 day of July, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By:/s/ N. Daughtrey Deputy Clerk PUBLISHED 7/31/14 & 8/7/14 101348 3068457 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 14-2013-CA-000735 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CRISTOBAL PINEDA, ALBERTA SERRANO A/K/A ALBERTA SERRANO-REYES A/K/A ALBERTA SERRANO-REYES PINEDA, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 1, UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION 2, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure filed July 14, 2014 entered in Civil Case No. 14-2013-CA-000735 of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Arcadia, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the south door of the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL. 34266 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes on the 28 day of August, 2014 at 11:00 AM on the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 14, HIGGINBOTHAM`S RESUBDIVISION OF BLOCK 12, ORIGINAL SURVEY OF 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 2, PAGE 59; THENCE RUN NORTHERLY ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF VOLUSIA AVENUE, 105 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 13 IN SAID SUBDIVISION; THENCE WESTERLY ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 13, 71 FEET; THENCE SOUTHERLY AND PARALLEL TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID BLOCK 12, 105 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 14; THENCE EASTERLY ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE OF SAID LOT 14, 71.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 15 day of July, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT As Clerk of the Court NOTICE OFSALE3130 By: /s/N. Daughtrey Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance: Please contact DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. Telephone: (863) 993-4876. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call 711. PUBLISHED 7/31/14 & 8/7/14 338116 3069283 T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that ROBERT K BONDESEN SR the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 129 Issuance Date: MAY 31, 2012 T ax Deed File Number 14-21-TD Description of Property: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SE 1/4 OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 25 FEET; THENCE EAST 33 FEET TO THE EAST RIGHT-OF-WAY OF COUNTY ROAD; THENCE NORTH 106 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE EAST 100 FEET; THENCE NORTH 100 FEET; THENCE WEST 100 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 100 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Names in which assessed: ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC PO BOX 52890 SARASOTA, FL 34232-0000 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28TH DAY OF JULY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By: CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk PUBLISHED 07/31/14, 08/07/14, 08/14/14, 08/21/14 112132 3069256 ADULTCARE5050 RESPITE CARE CNA #85974 HHA 35 yrs. exp. Home Health Care. Ref Carol Scott 863 7350401 863-245-6680 PUT CLASSIFIEDS TO WORK FOR YOU!FIND A JOB! BUY A HOME! BUY A CAR! COMPUTERSERVICE5053 P .C. SolutionsComputer repairs, sales, networking, Dell Registered Patner 863-491-0497 mike@pcsolutionsco.com MISCELLANEOUS5230 BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE 863-375-4056 CO00

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Arcadian | Page 38 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 MISCELLANEOUS5230 Selling something for $500 or less? Advertise it in the Arcadian for FREE! Call Jackie 863-494-2434 orjbierman@sun-herald.com ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 FRISAT 9 am2 pm 4673 Northwest Royal Palm. Chickens for sale and 3 antique dressers. (863) 993-0069 FURNITURE6035 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 Sofa Large Dark Blue $25 863494-1171 MEDICAL6095 A dult Potty Chair $25 863-4941171 HOVEROUND New, never used. Org. $2495 asking $1,100 cash 941-766-1530 FIREARMS6131 Remington, 16 ga. Model 11-48 28 w/poly choke $375 941-2352500 SOLD DOGS6233 Y ORKIE PUPPIES AKC 10wks, V ery Tiny Potty Trained, Ready to Go! Arcadia (863) 990-6860 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 It wasnt time for the baby to be born. But then, babies have a mind of their own. For Jamie Fales, the personal reality of a premature birth hit her. It was April 28, 2014. With husband Steven in tow, the couple had hurriedly entered the hospital, soon to give birth to their son. At 5 pounds 12 ounces, Stephen James Fales left his mothers body and entered his new environment. Daddy Steven and Mommy Jamie rejoiced over the birth. Everything seemed normal. Then ... two minutes after birth, the baby stopped breathing normally. It was seven and a half minutes before breathing resumed. The parents were in anguish as they faced the prospect that their son might not live. These parents were suddenly thrust into the world of medical treatments and medical terminology. Words seldom heard or spoken outside medical establishments became common in the Fales home. They found that their son suffered from tachy pnea, caused by a lung disorder which creates rapid breathing and sometimes no breathing at all. They also were made aware of a ventricular septal defect, a heart disorder that causes unstable heart function. SJ (as he is called by those who know him) also suffers from a lower stomach defect that causes him to have a difcult time digesting his food and sometimes keeps him from being able to keep his milk down. These conditions require close monitoring, many hospital procedures, and constant medical attention. All of these cost a great deal of money. When the bills began to arrive, the Fales were faced with a terrible problem. While they had insurance that would cover 80 percent of the medical costs, that still left 20 percent for them to pay. They began to feel near despair. But then Jamie really put her mind to work. It began to dawn on her than she could ask the community to help meet this need. Obviously Arcadia and DeSoto County have civic-minded organizations and businesses that, out of compassion, might be able to help. She began to contact some of them and found a few who offered assistance. Then she thought about the Arcadia All Florida Saddle Club. She went to their meeting to make an appeal where she met Allison Flint and Karen ThomasJones. Their acceptance of the project gave her hope. The Saddle Club accepted the challenge and decided to hold a fundraiser to help offset some of the medical expenses that were coming due. At that time the expenses were $175,000, leaving the Fales to pay $35,000. Since rst approaching the club, another $350,000 has come due, leaving Jamie and Steven with a $105,000 medical balance for them to pay. The Saddle Club and the businesses that promised to help have stayed involved. Allison and Karen assured Jamie that if she would take care of him, they would help take care of the medical balance. Jamie knew that she was not alone in this nancial crisis. The Saddle Club is holding a fundraiser starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 2. It will be held at the Arcadia All Florida Saddle Club, 1299 S.E. Hargrave Street. The featured events include a Jackpot 4D Barrel Race with a 70/30 split, with 70 percent going to Baby SJ. The entry fee is $35. The horse exhibition will be $5 per horse. Also, there will be food for purchase, including a pulled pork dinner for $6. A hindquarter of beef (provided by Fussells Meat and the DeSoto County Farm Bureau) will be rafed, with tickets costing $10 each or 12 for $100. The silent auction will feature a variety of items for bid, including a genuine 8-foot Florida Cracker whip and several homemade quilts. A music concert will be performed by Ricky McDonald and Band as part of the evening. Recordings will be available for purchase. Contributions may be made to SJs Fight through the Arcadia All Florida Saddle Club, 1299 SE Hargrave St., Arcadia FL 34266. For more information, call 863-990-2034, or call Karen or Allison at 863-990-5794. You can also nd information at www.facebook.com/sjsght for information. SJs need is great and the DeSoto-Arcadia community is compassionate. Accept the challenge to come out to Parker Arena on S.E. Hargrave Street at 5 p.m. this Saturday afternoon, August 2 for the fundraiser. It will be an entertaining evening of barrel racing, horse exhibitions, good food and some country music. You will be glad you came. And the Fales family will be grateful for your help.Fundraiser for Fales baby set for SaturdayBy THOMAS SIMMONSARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT Jamie Edson-Fales and her son SJ (Stephen James) share a tender moment of bonding. Jamie (along with family and friends) is giving constant monitoring, love and care to help ease the eects of SJs sometimes painful physical condition. The baby suers from ventricular septal defect (aecting his heart) and tachypnea (aecting his breathing).ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY THOMAS SIMMONSSteven and Jamie Fales provide near round the clock care for baby SJ (Stephen James Fales). The Faleses have CPR certication to qualify them to monitor SJs breathing and his ventilator. With escalating medical bills for SJs ght, Jamie has turned to the DeSoto community for help. The Arcadia All Florida Saddle Club has taken up the cause and will sponsor a fund raiser at their arena on Saturday, beginning at 5 pm. We can take care of him, but we need help with these expenses, Jamie said. Stephen James Fales is an adorable infant boy, born prematurely on April 28, 2014. He suers from several physical defects, but has an irresistible personality. SJ ghts bravely to over come the eects of his birth disorders. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSPreventing heatstroke deaths in carsThe Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles is reminding everyone to take additional steps to ensure that no child is left unattended in a vehicle this summer. This year, there have been two reported cases in Florida of children dying of heatstroke after being left in cars. Dont be distracted when leaving your vehicle and take a second look in the back seat to ensure a child is not left behind. Getting into a car that has been sitting in the sun on a hot summer day in Florida can be unbearable. The inside of a vehicle can heat up by 20 degrees in just 10 minutes and cracking a window open does little to keep the vehicle cool. A childs body temperature can rise three to ve times faster than an adults and heatstroke in a closed vehicle can occur when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees outside. For the safety of your children, never leave a child unattended in a vehicle, even for a short period of time. Florida law makes it a criminal offense to leave a child under the age of 6 unattended in a vehicle. Tips for preventing heatstroke deaths in vehicles: NEVER leave any child unattended in a vehicle. Put something in the back seat that you will need at your nal destination like a purse, briefcase, cell phone or shoe that will remind you to look in the back seat. If you see a child unattended in a vehicle, call 911. After checking to make sure your vehicle is empty, always lock it and teach children not to play in vehicles. Pets are also susceptible to heatstroke if left unattended in a closed vehicle. A study by researchers at San Francisco State University showed that, on average, 38 children die each year as a result of heatstroke after being left in a closed vehicle. Since 1998, 66 child heatstroke deaths have occurred in Florida for this reason, more than any other state. Florida tax-free weekendWith the rst day of school just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on needed school supplies. And this weekend is Floridas state tax-free weekend, from Friday through Sunday. This year, they increased the cost of exempt clothing to $100 or less (it was $75 in 2013). For instance, if you buy three articles of clothing, each one of which is $79, each of them is exempt from the sales tax, as the limit applies per item. The exemption also applies to items bought via mail-order or through the Internet. Clothing items that are exempt (as long as they meet the cost crieria) include belt buckles, hairbands, wallets, backpacks, coats, cleated shoes, bathing suits. gloves, uniforms, diapers, martial arts attire, pants, graduation caps and gowns, tights, tuxedos, under wear, athletic uniforms, pajamas, robes, purses and hunting vests. Exempt school supplies include binders, calculators, poster board, pens and pencils, glue, folders, blank CDs and scissors. (However, staples and staplers, masking tape and computer paper are not exempt.) The rst $750 of a qualied computer item is also tax-exempt, including computers, ash drives, electronic book readers, keyboards, printer ink, nonrecreational software (e.g. word processing, nancial, antivirus), and monitors. For answers to FAQs, visit http://dor.myorida.com/dor/ tips/pdf/Holiday_FAQ_Back_to_ School_2014.pdf. A detailed list of all items covered under the tax-free weekend can be found at http://dor.myorida.com/dor/ tips/pdf/tip14a01-04_full_list.pdf. '-JONCAL

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The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 39 | Arcadian Salvation Army, All Faiths Food bank lend helping hands here ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comThe Salvation Army visited the Arcadia Housing Authority last week to bring a hot meal to the neighborhood. At far left is Cpt. Josue Prieto of the Salvation Army in Port Charlotte, with Carlos L. Osorio, second from right, and volunteer Mike Provau at far right, and other volunteers who help make the program successful. Rihanna Downing, left, Larryondria Graham and Orianna Downing eagerly await the free lunch being delivered by the Salvation Army at the Arcadia Housing Authority. Volunteers Carol Encke from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, left, and Adrian Cline take a break from their work to pose in front of the Salvation Army truck at the Arcadia Housing Authority. A crowd gathers and lines up waiting for free lunches to be served by the Salvation Army at the Arcadia Housing Authority on Friday. 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 50449915 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 `i Uh ft-.L I (.-L4 Uh fm i t]THAT WORKS FOR YOUR BUSINESVDESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC.135 N. Volusia Ave. / Arcadia, Florida 34266All Phases of Glass WorkCOMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAILMOBILE AUTO GLASS Martin Realty J We come to you!(863) 494-2683 (863) 494-2100Ron & Lorrle Collins24-Hour EmergencyI I ICall for move in specialsPlea Market Every Saturday24 hour AccessSECURED Hwy 17 North of ArcadiaPUBLIC STORAGE 83-993-1355

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Arcadian | Page 40 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, July 31, 2014 rfntb Heres your chance to give your favorite local businesses the spotlight! Vote in our 2014 DeSoto Readers Choice contest to help us recognize the best of the best. Just ll in your choice for the best business in each of the categories listed below. rfnt brtrrnwhen you submit your completed 2014 Readers Choice voting form to us before April 30, 2014. Antiques _____________________________ Appliance Store _________________________ Auto Dealership _________________________ Bookstore ____________________________ Boutique _____________________________ Bridal Boutique _________________________ Clothing Store (mens) _____________________ Clothing Store (womens) ___________________ Convenience Store _______________________ Electronics Store ________________________ Feed/Ranch Store _______________________ Furniture Store _________________________ Gift Shop _____________________________ Grocery Store __________________________ Hardware Store _________________________ Jewelry Store __________________________ Liquor Store ___________________________ Produce _____________________________ Shoes_______________________________ Sporting Goods _________________________ Storage Sheds __________________________ Thrift Store ____________________________ Artist _______________________________ Band (local) ___________________________ Golf Course ____________________________ Live Music Venue ________________________ Camping _____________________________ Canoeing _____________________________ Photography ___________________________ Assisted Living _________________________ Chiropractor ___________________________ Dietitian _____________________________ Dance Studio ___________________________ Dentist ______________________________ Doctor (family) _________________________ Doctor (pediatrician) ______________________ Doctor (specialty)________________________ Exercise/Gym __________________________ Hearing ______________________________ Home Health Care ________________________ Message Therapy________________________ Nursing ______________________________ Pharmacy ____________________________ Veterinarian ___________________________1. You must be at least 18 years or older to enter. 2. You may only submit one completed ballot, additional submissions will automatically disqualify you from voting in the contest. 3. The questionnaire must be 50% completed or it will be disquali ed. 4. All entries must be received in our o ce by April 30, 2014 at 5 p.m. 5. The winner will be chosen by random drawing. 6. The Readers Choice Winners will be determined by the highest number of votes from the entries.7. Contest results do not re ect the views of the Arcadian Your Name: _______________________ Address: _________________________ City:___________________________ State:________Zip:________________ E-mail:__________________________ Phone:__________________________108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266 863-494-7600Please mail completed questionnaire to:Bakery ______________________________ Bar ________________________________ Barbecue _____________________________ Breakfast _____________________________ Bu et _______________________________ Cheap Eats ____________________________ Chinese ______________________________ Co ee _______________________________ Deli ________________________________ Dinner ______________________________ Family-Friendly Eats ______________________ Fast Food _____________________________ Fried Chicken __________________________ Hamburger ____________________________ Ice Cream ____________________________ Italian _______________________________ Lunch _______________________________ Mexican_____________________________ Pickling Products ________________________ Seafood ______________________________ Steak_______________________________ Sweet Tea ____________________________ Accountant ____________________________ AC/Heating ____________________________ Auto Body Shop _________________________ Auto Repair ___________________________ Bank _______________________________ Barber Shop ___________________________ Carpet Cleaning _________________________ Caterer ______________________________ Cellular Service _________________________ Check Cashing __________________________ Child Care _____________________________ Computer Repair ________________________ Electrician ____________________________ Florist _______________________________ Hairstylist ____________________________ Hotel _______________________________ Insurance Agency ________________________ Law Firm _____________________________ Lawn Care ____________________________ Mail/Shipping __________________________ Nail Salon ____________________________ Pest Control ___________________________ Pet Grooming __________________________ Plumber _____________________________ Realtor ______________________________ School _______________________________ Signs/Banners__________________________ Tanning Salon __________________________ Tax Service ____________________________ Veterinarian ___________________________ Window Tinting _________________________ ff rn n___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ tf ff f ft A n d T h e W i n n e r s A r e A n d T h e W i n n e r s A r e And The Winners Are! Thank You to all our loyal readers who took time to cast your votes. You are the Best of DeSoto County And the winner of the $50 gift certificate to one of the Readers Choice restaurants is: JANET HARVIN Accountant Hackney, Ames & Company, PA Air Conditioning & Heating SOAR, Inc. Auto Body Shop DeSoto DCFJ Auto Repair Phils Automotive Bank First State Bank Barber Shop DeSoto Palace Barber Shop Carpet Cleaning Stanley Steemer Caterer The Catering Sisters Cellular Service Verizon Checking Cashing First State Bank Child Care The Imagination Station Computer Repair Arcadia Computer Electrician Arcadia Electric Florist The Valley Florist Downtown Hair Stylist Kelley Markey Hotel Holiday Inn Express Insurance Agency DeSoto Insurance Law Firm Paul Bennett Seusy, P.A. Lawn Care Boehms Lawn & Landscape Mail/Shipping Arcadia Post Office Nail Salon Silver Nails Pest Control Cox Pest Control Pet Grooming Klassie Kuts Plumber DeSoto Plumbing Realtor Michelle Williamson School Memorial Elementary School Signs/ Banners DeSoto Signs Tanning Salon Cliptomania Tax ServicePeace River Tax Service Veterinarian Adam Sorrells/Animal Ark Window Tinting Got Tint 50449916 Assisted Living Arcadia Oaks Assisted Living Chiropractor Kirschner Chiropractic & Wellness Dietitian DeSoto Memorial Hospital Dance Studio Arcadia Dance Academy Dentist Dr. Mark McClendon, D.D.S. Doctor (family) Dr. Vaidy Nathan, MD Doctor (pediatrician) Dr. Fawn Harrison Doctor (specialty) Dr. Mohan Narayanan Exercise/Gym Downtown Athletic Club Hearing Arcadia Hearing Home Health Care DMH Home Health Services Message Therapy Gentle Touch Inc. Nursing DeSoto Memorial Hospital Pharmacy DeSoto Pharmacy Antiques Abigails Antiques & Collectibles Appliance Store Sears Hometown Store Auto Dealership DeSoto DCFJ Boutique Peddlers Boutique Bridal Boutique Magnolia Bridal Clothing Store (mens) Elis Western Wear Clothing Store (womens) CATOs Convenience Store Circle K Electronics Store Radio Shack Feed/Ranch Store Smiths Ranch & Garden Furniture Store Badcocks Home Furniture Gift Shop Bits N Peaces Grocery Store Winn Dixie Hardware Store Arcadia Do It Best Hardware Store Jewelry Store DeSoto Jewelry Liquor Store Winn Dixie Produce K & Js Farmers Market Shoes Payless Shoe Source Sporting Goods Hibbett Sports Storage Sheds Easy Mini Storage Thrift Store Goodwill Artist Guy LaBree Band (local) Mac Martins Band Golf Course Arcadia Municipal Golf Course Live Music Venue Rattlers Arcadia Camping Peace River Campground Canoeing Canoe Outpost Photography Nicole Adams Photography Bakery Walmart Bar Chilis Bar B Que Slims Bar-B-Q & Grill Breakfast Bulls Eye BBQ Buffet King Buffet Best Value Meal McDonalds Chinese King Buffet Coffee McDonalds Deli Oak Street Deli Dinner Chilis Family-Friendly Eats Chilis Fast Food McDonalds Fried Chicken Terra Fried Hamburger McDonalds Ice Cream Sonic Italian Caf Italino Lunch As Giant Sandwich Shop Mexican El Pirata Pickling Products Peace River Delectables Seafood Magnolia Street Seafood & Grill Steak Reef & Beef Restaurant Sweet Tea Amoco/BP rf NEWSPAPERS !e:pS, CHOI CFP 4 p VII -in %WIWEVn !1MARCADIAN I ,Best of DeSoto2014 rL

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HEALTH&FITNESS ARCADIANThursday, July 31, 2014 Special section of the SunSummer ...............2 Sunscreen .............2 Vegetables & fruits ......3 Junk food ..............3 Child development ......4 Teen ..................4 Depression ............4 Elderly ................5 Healthcare .............5 Grilling ................6 8 pagesServing DeSoto County since 1887 FREE HEALTHY FOODS CAN BE DELICIOUS TOOWE KNOW FRUITS AND VEGGIES ARE GOOD FOR US, BUT HOW CAN WE MAKE SURE WE GET ENOUGH IN OUR DIET? ................................................. 3 FUN IN THE SUN NEEDS SPECIAL CAREYOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE BEST THE SUNSHINE STATE HAS TO OFFER BY FOLLOWING A FEW SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS ............................ 2 EASY WAYS TO BOOST BRAIN DEVELOPMENT FOR CHILDREN, AND DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN TEENS .................... 4 HEALTH CHALLENGES FOR CHILDREN jfl, t \ '.......................................................................................;yt

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Page 2 Thursday, July 31, 2014 TALLAHASSEE As families and friends gather during many outdoor activities, the Florida Department of Health urges residents and visitors to be aware of the forecast increase in temperatures for many areas of the state, and the potential for heat-related illnesses that may result from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Floridas families are reminded to be aware of high humidity values and high temperatures during the summer months, said Dr. Celeste Philip, Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Ofcer for Childrens Medical Services. Avoid heat-related illness by taking the proper precautions while outdoors. A person can experience sunstroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and even heatstroke if exposed to these conditions for an extended period of time. Those most prone to heat-related illness, especially heat exhaustion, are the elderly, people with high blood pressure and people working in a hot environment. Warning signs of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting and fainting. If heat exhaustion is untreated, it may progress to heat stroke. If symptoms become more severe or last longer than one hour, seek medical attention immediately. If you suspect you may have heat exhaustion, take the following cooling measures: drink cool, non-alcoholic beverages; rest in an air-conditioned area; take a cool shower, bath or sponge bath; wear lightweight clothing, and prevent sunburn by applying sunscreen of 30 SPF. To avoid becoming dehydrated, drink plenty of uids, especially water, even if you dont feel thirsty. Young children and babies may need more uids than normal daily intake to stay hydrated and are urged keep cool by spending time in air-conditioned areas as much as possible. Signs of dehydration include thirst, weakness, nausea, muscle cramps, feeling dizzy and light headed, decreased urine levels and/or urine that has a strong odor or is darker in color than normal, tiredness, sluggishness, irritability and headaches. For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions extreme heat webpage: http://www.cdc. gov/extremeheat/warning.html.Health officials urge Floridians to beat the heatFLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTHThe best way to care for skin is to be smart about sun exposure. Too much unprotected exposure to the sun can cause a host of problems, from premature wrinkling to skin cancer. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, millions of cases of skin cancer are reported each year, and many more may go undetected. The best way to protect skin from the sun is to stay out of the sun. When that is not feasible, using a broad-spectrum sunscreen can guard against damage from ultraviolet radiation. Although sunscreen is an enormous help, it is not foolproof. Sunburns and skin damage can occur even when using sunscreen, and user error accounts for much of that damage. To get the best results from any sunscreen product, con sumers can educate themselves about proper application and avoid certain information inaccuracies. Myth: The best sunscreen is the one with the highest SPF. Actually, the best sunscreen is the one you will use regularly. Make sure you like the scent and the feel of the sunscreen. Decide if you prefer a sunscreen that is grouped together with a moisturizer or a makeup foundation. Try sunscreens that are lotions or sticks to gure out which application works best for you. Once youve found a product you like, stick with it. But make sure the sunscreen has an adequate sun protection factor, or SPF. Myth: I only need sunscreen on sunny days. The sun can prove harmful even on cloudy days. You may not be safe indoors, either, particularly if you spend a good deal of time next to an open window. Window glass will only block certain types of UV light, making sunburn possible even if you are indoors or riding in a car. Its a good habit to apply sunscreen daily regardless of if you will be out in the sun. Myth: Spray sunscreens are as effective as the rest. Spray products may not deliver enough sunscreen to the skin because droplets are dispersed unevenly. Furthermore, the propellents used in spray sunscreens could be harmful if inhaled. Opt for sunscreens that are applied by hand and can be adequately coated over all areas of the skin. Myth: Sunscreen does not need to be reapplied, especially if its water-resistant. There is no such thing as a waterproof sunscreen. The Food and Drug Administration recently prohibited the use of the term waterproof because consumers falsely believed their sunscreen products would not wash off. Water-resistant sunscreens will be effective for a certain number of minutes before they need to be reapplied, usually between 40 to 90 minutes. If you have been sweating profusely or have been in the pool or ocean for awhile, play it safe and reapply often. Myth: A little drop of sunscreen is all thats needed. Many people are apply ing far too little sunscreen to protect themselves from the sun. The average person needs about an ounce of lotion to cover his or her entire body. Think about the size of a shot glass and use that amount. Myth: Spending more money on SPF 50 will get me superior protection. The rate of protection from SPF 30 to SPF 50 is marginal. SPF 30 (when applied correctly) can protect against 97 percent of UVB rays. Thats adequate for many people. Its most important to choose a sunscreen that protects against UVA and UVB rays.Keep skin healthy by knowing sunscreen facts 471305 471312D o y o u w a n t t o k n o w h o w t o l i v e l o n g e r a n d H e a l t h i e r D o y o u w a n t t o k n o w h o w t o l i v e l o n g e r a n d H e a l t h i e r Do you want to know how to live longer and Healthier H e r e s H O W : H e r e s H O W : Heres HOW: Purpose Seek to find your purpose for living. Move More Create an environment that includes activities that move your body such as parking your car in the back of the parking lot, climbing stairs, growing a garden, and/or walking your pet. Eat more plants Fill up half of your plate with vegetables; add in lean protein and whole fruit. Shed Stress Find ways to laugh more often. Spend time with nature walk outside, sit outside, and just breathe the fresh air. Sleep Get at least 7-9 hours of sleep daily. Belong Spend time building relationships with family and friends. 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Thursday, July 31, 2014 Page 3 StatePoint Feeling under the weather? Many common ailments, as well as serious life-threatening conditions, are caused by what you are and arent putting into your body, say experts. Even if you stick to a well-balanced diet, you may not be getting sufcient nutrients, says Dr. Michael A. Smith M.D., author of the new book and educational tool, The Supplement Pyramid and host of Healthy Talk on www.RadioMD.com. In fact, nearly all Americans have an inadequate intake of Vitamin E and nearly a third do not get enough Vitamin C, according to government statistics. It doesnt matter how many fruits and vegetables youre eating if theyre grown in nutrient-poor soil, says Smith. The unfortunate truth is that the nutrient content of our soil and thus our crops has been steadily declining for decades. While organic produce may reduce your exposure to pesticides, it doesnt necessarily mean it will be more nutrient-rich. So in addition to a healthy diet, what can you do to ensure youre getting sufcient nutrition? Smith offers a few tips: Take an ideally dosed multi-vitamin/mineral. From Vitamin A to zinc, your body is dependent on these nutrients for optimal health. But not all multivitamins are the same. Skip the bare-bones variety that provide minimal doses of some essential nutrients, and opt for a robust multivitamin that delivers ideal doses of a full spectrum of essentials. Omega-3 fatty acids are healthy fats that your body cant live without, supporting mental and cognitive health, decreasing cardiovascular disease risk, and lowering systemic inammation. But because your body cant make them, you either have to get omega-3 fatty acids through your diet or supplementation. All of your cells need energy to function, particularly your heart and brain cells. You may have never heard of coenzyme Q10, but it plays a critical role in cellular energy production. Look for this supplement in ubiquinol form, which is absorbed much better by the body. It doesnt matter how healthy your diet is. If your gut is compromised, it cant extract the protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals you need to survive. Not only that, but about 70 Is your diet making you sick? PHOTO SOURCE: (c) ered Fotolia.com Fruits and vegetables are the building blocks of a healthy diet. But many people do not eat the recommended number of servings of produce. Thats especially true among growing children, who can benet greatly from the vitamins and nutrients fruits and vegetables provide. According to the latest data from the NPD Group, a market research rm, Americans eat a little more than half a cup of fruit and a cup of vegetables per day. This is less than half of what the government recommends. Results are similar in Canada, where researchers at Concordia University found that Canadian adults ages 30 to 60, especially those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, arent consuming the daily recommended levels of fruits and vegetables. Anyone who eats roughly 2,000 calories per day should strive to consume between two to three cups of vegetables and two cups of fruit per day. Produce helps to ght disease because it contains healthy antioxidants, ber, minerals and vitamins. Eating four cups per day may seem difcult, but there are many ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables into everyday recipes. Substitute pureed fruit, like gs, pears and apples, for oil in recipes for cakes and cookies. This will ensure How to sneak fruits and vegetables into any recipe the baked goods are moist but with a lot less fat. Add fresh berries or raisins to breakfast cereals and oatmeal. Add cauliower or squash to boiled potatoes before mashing them to increase the nutritional punch and avor of mashed potatoes. Blend fruits and vegetables to create smoothies for breakfast or lunch on the go. Bake hearty mufns or breads with sweet potato or carrots in the batter. Mix stewed tomatoes in with your broth soup base to make a vegetable or chicken soup even more nutritious. Opt for vegetables piled high atop a slice of pizza in lieu of meats or extra cheese.RECIPE | 7 DIET | 7 471271 ARcADuMEDIcALAsSOCIATESHIGH Q UUITY MEDICU C4PENOW OFFERING HOUSECALLS BYAPPOINTMENTWAEL ALOKEH, MDINTERNAL MEDICINEDIPESH DERAY, MD -,INTERNAL MEDICINEGEORGES MORA, MDINTERNAL MEDICINEMARu GALIMIDI, DPMPODIATRYJAMES W. DEMLER, MDUROLOGY(863) 993-2966425 ARcAmA, FL 34266

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Page 4 Thursday, July 31, 2014 StatePoint When babies are born, their minds are still a work in progress, and their brains will rapidly grow and develop based on their experience. That means the rst few years are critical for healthy brain development. Parents play a daily role in promoting lifelong health by focusing on positive ways to nurture brain development, starting in infancy and extending through the toddler years, says Dr. James M. Perrin, 2014 president of the American Academy of Pediatrics. According to Perrin, this means creating a safe, consistent environment to ensure children know theyre physically and emotionally protected. He offers these tips for fostering a happy, healthy home: Talk to your baby in a responsive way, starting at birth. Watch how he responds to your face, focuses, and moves in time to your voice. As he grows, talk to him about everyday things, waiting for his coos and ahhs, and then respond with an encouraging word. One study showed that the more words parents used when speaking to an eight-month-old infant, the more words that child used at age three. Respond to distress with comfort. Even in infancy, its an important way to build a childs condence that the caregiver is there. Make eye contact with your child from day one. That could be during play, tummy time or even during necessary activities like diaper changes. When your baby starts to smile, smile back! If young children learn healthy, positive ways to get your attention, theyll be less likely to resort to fussing, crying or whining. Follow your infants gaze to get a sense of what is capturing his or her attention. When its appropriate, let your child explore that object. Be aware of what your face is say ing. Temper negative feelings because your baby is feeling them as well. Infants let us know when theyve had enough and its time for a nap by avoiding eye contact, becoming sleepy or fussy, coughing or rubbing his or her eyes. Reading to your child from infancy stimulates language and cognitive skills, builds motivation, curiosity and memory and stimulates language development. Babies learn best from people, not screens, and unstructured play time is more valuable for the developing brain than electronic media. Through unstructured, unplugged play, children learn to think creatively, problem solve, and develop reasoning and motor skills. Instead of screens, try to encourage supervised but independent play like exploring a set of nesting cups or pounding on a pot with a spoon while you are preparing dinner. Healthy brain, healthy body. Keep a regular schedule of visits to the pediatrician to ensure your childs physical, mental, and developmental and behavioral health is on track. Your childs pediatrician can be a great resource. For more tips and free parenting resources, visit www.HealthyChildren.org. Raising healthy children means daily care, attention, comfort and love. Fostering such an environment early can help put your child on a permanent path of emotional well-being.Tips to boost infant and toddler brain development PHOTO SOURCE: (c) MichaelJung Fotolia.com Senior Life Improvement Program Director / DeSoto Memorial Hospital Many people have a misconception about depression and many wont even talk about it. Some see it as a weakness and they dont want anyone to see them as weak, so they may deny that they are depressed. We all have days when we feel blue or blah, but then someone calls or we get up and do something and we feel better. That is not depression. Depression is feeling blue and blah for days and it dominates a persons life, even affecting their ability to function. Depression can affect anyone at anytime. Statistics show that one in five persons will experience a major depressive episode at some point in their life. Depression can co-occur and complicate other medical conditions. Depression is not a sign of weakness in character or faith. It is an illness that needs proper treatment like diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure. So, how do you know if you or someone you love is depressed? Ask these questions: Do you or someone you know have any of these signs: loss of interest in formerly pleasur able activities dissatisfaction with life withdrawal from social activities loss of energy and motivation feeling useless or hopeless irritability great concern with health problems sadness and crying spells worry and/or self-criticism difculty concentrating and/or making decisions loss of appetite and sleep disturbanceWhat is depression anyway?SUBMITTED BY: JENNIFER WEINER StatePoint If you are the parent of an older child or teen, you may not think about his or her day-to-day medical needs as often as you did during early childhood. But older kids also are dependent on you, especially when it comes to emotional health and wellness. Life transitions, romantic situations, stress and exposure to drugs and alcohol are just a few of the challenges facing a teen or young adult, says James Perrin, MD, FAAP, 2014 President of the American Academy of Pediatrics. As a parent, you can help ease these transitions and encourage positive choices. The AAP offers these tips for parents to foster good mental health: At each new stage in your childs life, be extra vigilant for signals that he needs extra support. Be ready to provide it. Check in often and keep the lines of communication open. If your child is away at college or has moved out, speak regularly by phone. Children should know that they can talk to you about anything. Be committed to broaching tough topics. Talk about your own experiences and fears when you were an adolescent. If your teen has a mental health diagnosis, he or she will need extra support. Pediatricians, school counselors and mental health professionals are important resources. Watch for mental health red ags, such as excessive sleeping, personality shifts, excessive moodiness, noticeable weight loss or gain, excessive secrecy or signs of self-harm. Dont skip the annual physical. Not only are teens still on a vaccination schedule, but check-ups are a crucial opportunity to talk to your pediatrician about any concerns, as well as diagnose any potential physical and mental health issues. Its also a great time for teens to seek condential advice.PHOTO SOURCE: (c) AntonioGuillem Fotolia.comMental health tips for parents of teens and young adults HEALTH | 7 471306 N OW A CCEPTING R ESUMES FOR F LORAL D ESIGNER Job Requirements: You must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for this role. Prior experience working with fresh floral arrangements. Bilingual preferred. Previous cashier experience. Experience working with weddings, conventions, and special events. Pay commensurate with experience. 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Thursday, July 31, 2014 Page 5 StatePoint Sometimes the most important family conversations can be the most uncomfortable to initiate, especially those concerning the health and well-being of an aging loved one. But such discussions shouldnt wait, say experts. Ignoring the inevitable will only leave you unprepared for the future, says Virginia Morris, eldercare expert and author of the new book, How to Care for Aging Parents. Remember, talking about the worst-case scenarios wont make them come true, and refusing to talk about them wont make them go away. In Morris new book, she offers a one-stop resource to those caring for an older loved one, with advice on medical, nancial, housing and emotional issues. Here are some of her tips for broaching these crucial subjects:ListenHowever you launch the conversation, start by listening, even when you have specic issues you want to discuss or rm convictions about what should be done. Dont interrupt. Acknowledge that youve heard what he or she has said. Your parent likely has previously unvoiced fears and hopes that you havent even considered. If you listen rst, you will probably learn something, and your parent will be more likely to listen to your views.Things to AvoidThere are several common conversational mistakes to avoid that could leave your parent feeling defensive from nagging and lecturing to making promises you may not be able to keep. There are few more effective ways of blocking any further conversation than by Tips for talking with aging parents about their future FUTURE | 7 For people who reside in rural communities, access to healthcare services is often limited. Some rural facilities may not be equipped to handle transitional care or specialized follow-up care after a life-changing illness or event. Allevant Solutions LLC., a collaborative effort of Mayo Clinic and Select Medical, is a resource available to make improved healthcare a reality. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, one-quarter of Americas population lives in rural areas, where hospital closures have had a profound impact on access to healthcare. Compared with people who live closer to cities, rural residents generally have fewer doctors and fewer resources. In addition, ventilator or transitional care services may not be readily available locally.Improving healthcare in rural communities HEALTHCARE | 6 471273 W e a r e d e d i c a t e d t o h e l p i n g o l d e r a d u l t s w i t h We are dedicated to helping older adults with d e p r e s s i o n a n x i e t y a n d o t h e r l i f e d i f f i c u l t i e s depression, anxiety and other life difficulties. 471272 Senior Life Improvement Program Renewing the quality of life for senior adults... 863-491-4309 Covered by Medicare and most secondary Insurances Group, Individual and family therapy Lunch and snack provided Transportation available Initial assessment complimentary * * FAmiLyHFATXH CAREThe way it should beFamily Practice Chiropractic1 148 East Gibson St. 1 1 10 East Gibson St.863-494-6222 863-993-0100OB/GYN Eye Care & Vision1110 East Gibson St. 112 N. Brevard Ave.863-993-0100 863-491-7585Mental Health Arcadia& Counseling Children'sServices Healthcare725 N. 12th Ave. 250 N. Brevard Ave.863-494-6222 863-494-4433Services available 7 days a weekMedicare, Medicaid, /-l/YIO'sand Most; Insurances Accepted1<1 I11-7Div,,, '`/ r 'Manatee CotintyaRural Health Services, Inc. rNEW PATIENTS WELCOMEDr-,400 ll0 8OdQ / t to\ f

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Page 6 Thursday, July 31, 2014 Other difculties include delivering services that target special health needs to rural areas. Low population density can make it difcult to advertise important health screenings, distribute vaccines such as inuenza or shingles, and newborn and young children may not receive the routine screenings and immunizations required for proper health. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has identied some key factors notable in rural areas: Rural residents average fewer physician visits or calls than people living in urban communities. There is a lack of adequate support training for emergency medical personnel in rural America. Rural hospitals are shifting toward outpatient services due to a lack of funding or a lack of staff. There is no easy solution to the situation, and government and nonprot agencies have begun programs to revitalize care options in rural communities. Two notable or ganizations are already developing ways to strengthen care options in rural locations. Mayo Clinic and Select Medical formed Allevant Solutions to develop ventilator weaning and transitional care programs. Through consulting services, Allevant will guide hospitals and skilled nursing facilities through the business end of remaining viable in todays world. Presenting cost-savings advice and developing management strategies to enable local hospitals to remain relevant to their communities, facilities can spend more time doing what they do best offering quality care. Side effects of a stronger rural healthcare system are the creation of new jobs in areas where current healthcare opportunities have been stagnant, and keeping hospital doors open reducing the number of layoffs. Our healthcare colleagues in rural areas fulll a vital role, and just like their urban counterparts, they need to prepare for the future, said Thomas Buckingham, president of Allevant Solutions. With the nations population aging, healthcare providers in all markets will need to admit an increasing number of patients with medically complex conditions. Allevant Solutions will help rural healthcare providers put in place the resources necessary to meet these growing needs in their communities. As they build relationships with medical centers in the area, Allevant Solutions encourages individuals living in rural communities to follow these important health guidelines. Schedule a health screening and physical every year. Visit a hospital in an emergency situation even if you do not have health insurance. Most hospitals will not refuse care in the absence of health insurance. Follow physicians recommendations for follow-up care after a major illness or injury. Establish a support system for transporting elderly residents or those without transportation to and from health centers. Voice your opinion to doctors and health-services providers on how they can improve their services. Rural healthcare facilities, including nursing homes and rural hospitals, are urged to learn more about Allevant Solutions to lower costs and offer improved services to their clientele. More information is available at www.allevant.com.HEALTHCAREFROM PAGE 5 Barbecue season is in full swing, and that means many evenings spent dining outdoors with a feast of grilled foods at your beck and call. Such foods may be delicious, but some barbecue standards may not be ideal for those trying to maintain a beach-ready body. But even if a trim waistline is your ultimate goal, you can still enjoy your favorite grilled foods by making a few smart food choices and substitute high-fat foods for healthier fare at your next backyard barbecue. BAD: BBQ ribs may be savory, but they have a high fat-to-meat ratio. Whether your ribs are pork or beef, each bite delivers much more fat than meat. These cuts of meat are among the fattiest parts of the animal to eat and contain a high amount of saturated fat, according to the American Dietetic Association. Saturated fat can contribute to cardiovascular disease and increase risk of type 2 diabetes. BETTER: Rather than fatty ribs, opt for a lean pork loin that can be slathered in barbecue sauce and spices. BAD: What would a barbecue be without a helping of rich and creamy potato salad? Potato salad is typically the go-to side dish accompanying burgers, hot dogs and chicken. While potatoes can be healthy, they also are loaded with calories. Plus, potato salad is often made by mixing boiled potatoes with calorie-rich mayonnaise, adding even more calories and fat to this beloved side dish. BETTER: A vegetable slaw, made from thin strips of carrots, broccoli, cabbage, and other rm vegetables is a healthier option. Mix the slaw with a light vinaigrette instead of mayonnaise. The slaw will be refreshing and provide a bounty of healthy vitamins and minerals.Foods on the barbie need not be unhealthyBAD: Frankfurters have been a staple of backyard barbecues for decades. But the average beef hot dog contains 140 calories and 15 grams of fat. And thats before its even placed on a bun and embellished with your favorite toppings. Hot dogs also are high in sodium and some have a bevy of preservatives. BETTER: Turkey and chicken hot dogs are leaner than pork and beef varieties, with containing half the amount of calories as their more traditional counterparts. Concerns about mystery meat in hot dogs have long plagued the food industry. If you are worried about what is in your hot dogs, try making your own. Grind meat yourself and stuff into sausage casings. Fresh hot dogs thrown on the grill afford the ultimate control over whats going into your body. BAD: Though nothing may be more American than apple pie, pie is not as healthy as one might think. Rich, buttery crusts and sugar-laden llings can make one slice of pie quite fattening. Doublecrust pies with a bottom and top crust will have even more calories. BETTER: Fresh fruit is always a better option than pie. A bowl of berries served with fresh whipped cream on the side will offer far fewer calories and just as much avor as a slice of pie. BAD: Sugary beverages and mixed alcoholic drinks may be commonplace at barbecues. People often do not realize how quickly the calories can add up when consuming a tall glass of lemonade or a few poolside margaritas. There can be as many as 100 calories in a single shot of liquor, while soft drinks have increasingly drawn the ire of medical professionals on account of their high sugar content. BETTER: Water remains the best and healthiest thirst quencher. 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Thursday, July 31, 2014 Page 7 Divide your dinner plate into quadrants, filling half of the plate with vegetables, one quarter with meat and the remainder with a whole grain. Replace lettuce on a sandwich or burger with a fresh leaf of spinach. While youre dressing your sandwich, add a slice of tomato, too. Substitute fresh vegetables and fruit slices for chips when serving dips and salsas. Kale chips are growing in popularity. Give children a cup of sliced grapes with their lunches as a refreshing and healthy snack. Shred vegetables into a hearty slaw and top it with a vinaigrette or a typical mayonnaise-based dressing. Blend other vegetables into your pasta sauce. Use vegetables instead of pasta in traditional dishes. Layer eggplant slices to make a lasagna. Or use a spiral slicer to slice zucchini or carrots when making homemade noodles. Fruit salad is often a refreshing snack or dessert. Having fruit already diced in a large bowl makes it more convenient to eat and possibly more enticing to children. Make a vegetable roll-up, lling pizza dough with broccoli or spinach and shredded cheese. Mix together an avocado, 1/4 cup of cocoa powder and 1/4 cup honey to create a healthy alternative to chocolate pudding. Use pureed vegetables to thicken cheese sauce for macaroni and cheese recipes. Shred vegetables and add them to beaten eggs for omelets or scrambles.RECIPEFROM PAGE 3 percent of your immune system is actually located in your gut. Since so many factors diminish levels of benecial bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract, its essential to replenish their numbers with daily probiotic supplementation. When seeking out supplements, stick with a company that has an established track record of selling high-quality products and uses only pure, potent raw materials. They should also include dosages of key ingredients high enough to impact your health. Find out if your supplements make the grade by doing your research. For free tools to build your personal supplement regimen and for more information about Smiths new book, visit www.MySupplementPyramid.com or call 1-855-870-0687. Dont assume a healthy diet is sufcient. Key supplements can improve the way you feel.DIETFROM PAGE 3 Safeguard your home against prescription drug abuse by keeping your own medications locked. According to the AAP, prescription drug misuse by adolescents is second only to marijuana and alcohol misuse. The most commonly abused prescription drugs include Vicodin and Xanax. Provide logistical support for young adults like completing health forms and physicals for college; setting up accommodations at school if they have a mental health diagnosis; nding physicians to care for their adult needs; and signing up for health insurance. Your pediatricians ofce can help. Help limit teens stress. Dont encourage them to take on excessive time-consuming extracurricular activities. Avoid comparing your children. Every child has his own strengths. Encourage habits that reduce stress and promote physical and men tal health, such as a well-balanced diet, getting at least seven hours of sleep a night, and regular exercise. At this age, its important for parents to arm their older children with coping skills that will serve them throughout life, rather than handling everything for them. More health tips for parents of older children, teens and young adults can be found at www.HealthyChildren.org. As your child gets older, dont let physical and mental health take a back seat to other considerations.HEALTHFROM PAGE 4 making decisions and presenting them as a master plan to a parent, says Morris. Additionally, dont arrive armed with paperwork. Pages of legal documents and brochures about retirement homes will likely overwhelm your parent.Get SpecificTalk really talk to your parents about their medical states and wishes concerning aggressive medical care. Get them to sign a living will and health care proxy, but realize that these documents are just a starting point. Dont accept vague comments like dont drag it out. Push the conver sation further. It may not be pleasant to discuss end-of-life scenarios, but knowing your parents wishes could help save your family from future untold agony and grief. More information and resources can be found at www.CareForAgingParents.com. Concerned about an aging loved one? Opening up the lines of communication is the rst step toward preparing for his or her future. So dont sweep difcult conversations under the rug.FUTUREFROM PAGE 5 lemon slices in a pitcher of water for a refreshing avor without the calories. Those who want to indulge in an alcoholic beverage can choose a light beer and not go overboard. In summer, outdoor dining is the name of the game whether youre hosting friends or just feeding the family on your patio. Smart choices at barbecues make it easier to stay healthy and continue to look great in a swimsuit all season long. In summer, outdoor dining is the name of the game. Keep grilling delicious and healthy this summer.UNHEALTHYFROM PAGE 6 FREE KIDS VITAMIN PROGRAM PICK UP A FREE BOTTLE EVERY 30 DAYS! Not valid with other offers. Parent must come in and sign each child up for a 30 day supply of chewable vitamins. Chewable Multivitamins for every childs nutritional needs! C H I L D R E N S C H I L D R E N S CHILDRENS FREE! 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