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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, August 7, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsCOMING HOME AT LASTAfter four years, Chris and Shasta Grimes bring their two adopted children home from Haiti.PAGE 2 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Classifieds ............19 CITY SPRINGS A LEAK: Recent downpours, construction take toll on water lines ........................... 3 CHARLEY ON DISPLAY: Local gallery features Hurricane Charley exhibit .................................... 5 A HALL OF THEIR OWN: Local resident receives unique womens football honor ........................... 13 INSIDE Like us on FacebookBrotherhood Ride stops in DeSoto SUN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comThe Brotherhood RIde cyclists and their support team pose in the gazebo in Arcadias Tree of Knowledge Park, where they stopped for lunch Monday before starting out on the last leg of their 300-mile ride to Charlotte County. Turn to page 12 for more photos. Bikes line the Tree of Knowledge Park while riders stop to enjoy a brief lunch in the shade after leaving Lake Placid. The ride took the cyclists over 300 miles in honor of four law enforcement ocers who died in the line of duty last year in Florida. The Arcadia City Council reviewed several proposals that would potentially alter healthcare programs for city employees. The Council is looking at potential changes on the heels of a large spike in Florida BlueCross/ BlueShield premiums. Finance Director Beth Carsten told the council the city currently pays 95 percent of employee premiums, and staying with the current plan would cost the city an additional $65,730.60 in 2015. If we take on those added costs, its going to really hurt some of our departments and their bottom lines, she said. The council was presented with a handful of money saving options that varied from eliminating plan choices for employees, to increasing deductibles. The new plans would still result in a premium increase, but would help shave between $15,000-$58,000 of additional costs. The council was informed it could save more money by moving two Medicare-eligible employees off the citys insurance and onto Medicare. The move is estimated to save the city up to an additional $7,000. This should have been done before, it was an oversight on the councils part, Deputy Mayor Joe Fink said. After Carstens presentation, several members of the council asked for time to consider the plan choices, and after further discussion the council agreed to hold a one-item special meeting on the subject prior to a scheduled budget workshop Aug. 12.Baseball contracts reviewedPublic Works Director Steve Underwood said he has been in contact with representatives from both the DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association and the Miss DeSoto youth softball organization regarding the councils concerns over back payments for electricity usage and the groups locking up the Jim Space baseball elds, preventing the public from using the facilities. DCAAA Treasurer Lester Hornbake and Miss DeSoto President Mike Cross told the council their current contracts with the city included a set credit amount for electricity usage, and that both groups would be happy to pay any fees that exceeded those limits. Cross said his group hasnt received a City ponders health insurance changesBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORCHANGES | 3 NAPPRC I X 1) 1ANOP'? r! i?Y Z? '7rim,. i?j? _1"j 1110 1{ y r5l ??1? ? rh I}l t ti?1 Ef)7N ??,7yyW.0 Ailt? f) I. h 11iLLk. S'':'?` .'a Y ` ? 1?Y yh 1`~? f ` 1 = r 11111ffff{LLLLLLL (.? ?.Oki7 @'05252"516211 6

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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 Arcadian Publisher .............................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DESOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434tjewell@sun-herald.com jbierman@sun-herald.com 108 S Polk Ave DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto ...............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore jgallimore@sun-herald.com Susan Hoffman shoffman@sun-herald.com Steve Bauer sbauer@sun-herald.com Tami Jewell tjewell@sun-herald.com Jackie Bierman jbierman@sun-herald.com Kyle Gallimore kgallimore@sun-herald.com DEADLINESEditorial: Monday Noon Classified & Legal Ads: Wednesday 11 a.m. Display Ads: Friday 5 p.m. (or Noon Monday for camera ready ads only) CLASSIFIED & LEGAL ADVERTISING 863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 jbierman@sun-herald.com ONLINE www.yoursun.net Like The Arcadian on Facebook If you have a problem with home delivery, please call our office at 863-494-2434 before 10 a.m. so we can correct it for you. The DeSoto Memorial Hospital board tabled discussion of hiring St. Petersburgbased nancial rm Raymond James to help nd a serious partner for a future sale or merger. The hospital, which only received one bid in response to its Request For Proposal earlier this year, hopes Raymond James large size and inuence could attract more serious bidders. Raymond James Pete Lawson and Sharon Ioannidis provided a brief presentation to the board, introducing the rm and outlining the services they can provide in the hospitals attempt to attract more serious bidders. Lawson said in todays market, its difcult for hospitals to attract serious interest when sending their own RFP. It takes a great amount of time and nancial reserves to advertise your assets to other hospitals, and we are condent in our ability to assist you in this area, he said. Lawson then laid out a timeline showing an engagement letter with DMH in August, with a projected completion of a sale or merger in June 2015. Initial estimates to hire the rm are approximately $10,000/month during the bid process, with a larger, undisclosed lump sum due if and when the hospital closed on a deal. Later in the meeting, DMH CEO Vince Sica asked the board for direction on how to proceed on a potential partnership with the rm. Several members expressed their desire to let other projects currently in the works play out before discussing an arrangement with Raymond James. Id like to have a chance for us to talk to other hospitals who have had experience with this rm, and to see what the results were like for them, said member Don Knoche. I think it would be prudent of us to see how the other items we are working on play out before we move forward with something else, member Lew Amber said. Id like to see us table this and discuss it at a later date.Presilla, Nathan return to boardBoard members Dan Presilla and Dr. Vaidy Nathan were both present at Thursdays meeting, even though both had previously resigned from the board. Nathan handed in a letter of resignation in May, but changed his mind and asked to be reinstated. During the June meeting, the board voted to have him serve as an interim member until Jan. 2015. Presilla resigned in anger during the previous meeting over a dispute regarding changing the hospitals bylaws, but never formally provided DMH with a resignation letter. Presilla made a short statement regarding the June incident prior to regular board business. I left last months meeting in total frustration with no intention of returning, he said. After personal assessment of our current situation here at the hospital I decided now was not the time for this or any other form of distraction. We need to be unied in one goal, ensuring the nancial performance of DMH for the sake of this, our community. When this is accomplished I will move on.Waters looks for transparencyBoard member Jerry Waters expressed his concerns with the complicated language in the hospitals nancial reports, and moved the hospital provide a more simplied version on its Web site to ensure a higher level of transparency with the public. The last time we visited the County Commission, Commissioner Bob Miller said he felt like he wasnt seeing all the cards in the deck because he didnt have all our nancial information, he said. Id like to see us provide the public with a one-page nancial statement that we can have available to them on a quarter ly basis. I think we need to be much more transparent with the community. Were asking them to take money out of their pockets and give it to us, and I think we owe it to them to be very transparent about our nancial situation. The board unanimously approved Waters motion. The indigent care 1/2-cent sales tax ordinance is expected to be given final approval at the Commissions August 12 meeting. If approved by the BOCC, the ordinance will be placed on Novembers ballot as a referendum for the public to approve or deny.DMH board delays Raymond James decisionBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR Four years ago, Arcadian Shasta Grimes traveled to Haiti in response to the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake that devastated the island country of Haiti. Already racked with rampant poverty and a history of political corruption, the small country was rocked to its core. An estimated 100,000 to 160,000 people died; hundreds of thousands more were injured, diseases spread like wildre and children were abandoned to orphanages or left wandering the streets alone. Grimes, who has made more than 30 trips to Haiti since 1998, went again to help after the earthquake. And while there, she fell in love. Wanna, a 7-yearold girl, and Fritzson, then only 3, stole her heart. They were living in an orphanage at the time. Shasta and her husband, Chris Grimes, agreed to try to adopt the pair and bring them back to the United States. The couple already have three of their own children daughters Destiny and Belle, and son Christopher plus a couple of teens who sort of adopted them and lived with the family while they were getting their lives in order. But something about Wanna and Fritzson grabbed hold of Shastas heart and would not let go. So they began the arduous process of adoption not easy even in a more advanced country like the USA, but a nightmare in a place like Haiti where, as in most third-world countries, a lead-weighted bureaucracy slows even the simplest processes. The Grimes family enlisted help from a woman with a local agency who promised she could expedite things. They spent thousands of dollars, The long journey homeBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR PHOTO PROVIDEDThe entire Grimes family ... from left: Christopher, Dewayne, Samantha, Christabel, Fritzson, Chris, Shasta, Wanna and Destiny.HOME | 22 471035 NOTICE OF BUDGET MEETINGS The DeSoto County, Board of County Commissioners will hold Budget Meetings on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:00PM and Thursday August 28, 2014 at 9:00AM in the County Commission Meeting Room 103, Administration Building, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida on the following: TO DISCUSS AND REVIEW THE FISCAL YEAR 2014/15 PROPOSED BUDGET 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 50449923 Property Maintenance Standards Review Committee The City of Arcadia is currently accepting applications for citizens who wish to serve on our Property Maintenance Standards Review Committee. Applicants must be County registered voters. Applications are available at the City Administration Office in the Margaret Way Building at 23 North Polk Ave. (863-494-4114) or on the City Website at www.arcadia-fl.gov. Open until filled. 1886?L0RIn?I I

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The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 3 | Arcadian bill from the city, and didnt know what they owed, if anything. We have no problems paying for the electricity, but in the past we know weve had a $1,000 credit for each eld we use, and since we never received a bill it was assumed wed hadnt exceeded that limit, he said. Underwood also said that after reviewing both groups contracts, there was language that allowed them to lock the elds at their discretion. Both Cross and Hornbake said they have always allowed access to any groups interested in using the elds, but they do lock them because of concerns of vandalism and the potential to access the power switches for the lights. Councilman Keith Keene said he would like to see the two groups allow access whenever possible. I would hope we could work something out so you can accommodate any requests that you receive, he said. Both men agreed they would continue to work to continue the public has reasonable access to the elds. After discussions with City Attorney T.J. Wohl regarding the contracts, the council requested that Underwood work with both groups and Wohl to come up with universal contracts that include specics regarding responsibilities for lighting usage and public access, among others.CHANGESFROM PAGE 1 Saddle Club raises funds to help baby Jamie Fales holds baby Stephen James SJ close as she watches the events at the fundraiser held Saturday to help with her babys medical expenses. SJ suered from tachypnea shortly after birth, necessitating a host of costly medical procedures. We can take care of him, mom Jamie said, but we need help with these medical procedures. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.comMackenzie Hudson guides her horse around a barrel at Saturdays barrel racing fundraiser for baby SJ Fales. Kayla Walla takes a tight swing around a barrel at the Arcadia All Flordia Saddle Club arena Saturday. The event was held to raise money for baby Stephen James SJ Fales, who was born in April and has numerous medical complications. Pictured are just a few of the items donated to help raise money for baby SJ Fales medical treatments. The fundraiser was sponsored by the Arcadia All Florida Saddle Club and held Saturday evening at the Clubs arena. The City of Arcadia faced three water line breaks last week, following a day and night of torrential rains, that had city staff scrambling in response. According to City Administrator Tom Slaughter, three breaks occurred last Thursday night or Friday morning: one on West Hickory Street at the Manatee Avenue intersection, another in the vicinity of S.E. Peach Street, and one behind some West Oak Street antique shops. A trench along West Hickory Street, where the Florida Department of Transportation has been working for several weeks, lled with rushing water Thursday as heavy rains fell. An open excavation at the intersection of Hickory and Manatee, where several water lines criss-cross, allowed the rainwater to erode soil and sand supporting the asphalt of the crossroad, eventually causing the road surface to collapse into the excavation and causing a water line to break. Arcadias Public Works Director Steve City copes with three water-line breaksBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR PHOTO PROVIDED BY CITY OF ARCADIAThe citys Code Enforcement Ocer, Carl McQuay, works to seal a broken pipe at one of the citys three water line breaks last week.WATER | 23 Danny Via An Everyday Working Man for Everyday Peoplerfntrnrbnntrfbr nrfnfffftb rbfrfbffff tbbfrf bfbffbbffrbbf bfrfrfffffrffb fffrffrfbf ffbff fffffrrb rbbf ffbffrbbfrf frrffbbbbffbf ffbbftbfrbrf rbfrbbbfb bbftfffb trfbrrtfrbbbftb rffbfrf rbbfbfrbr fbffbffbf ffbfffrfb rbbbfffbf rftt rbbfrffbftb bfbfffrbfb fftff fbr fff 50449929 Al LtiK

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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 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 | BLOOMBERG NEWS | GRITS & PIECES Congresss vacation will interrupt its lazy work scheduleHappy summer vacation, Con gress. Clearly, you need a break. The Republican-led House was so exhausted from passing legislation allowing it to sue President Barack Obama for overstepping his executive authority that it could barely muster the energy to use its own authority to address the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border, which it did in a meaningless vote after the Senate had recessed for August. All this exhaustion has left Americans exasperated. Has any Congress ever produced so much drama and so little legislation? Its unlikely its productivity will improve when members return from their August recess, not least because Congress is in session only a few days between then and Election Day. Eventually it will have to do some real work approving a federal budget, say but that may have to wait for a lame-duck session in November. In the meantime, theres what it did (and didnt do) last week. Congresss failure on immigration has been well-documented. Less heralded, but equally impressive, was its cowardice on the Highway Trust Fund. Rather than adopt a multi-year spending plan to upgrade the nations aging roads, bridges and mass-transit networks, or the Senates patch to keep the highway fund solvent through November, Congress passed a 10-month extension financed largely by a fiscal gimmick. Its the worst possible outcome. In recent years, Congress has passed 11 short-term patches to keep the fund solvent. The fund kept running dry because its major revenue source an 18.4-cents-a-gallon gas tax adopted in 1993 has been devalued by inflation and improvements in fuel efficiency. In April, Obama sent Congress a four-year, $302 billion plan to upgrade the nations transportation infrastructure. To pay for the plan, he proposed raising revenue through changes to the corporate tax code. Both ideas landed in Congress with a thud, and both houses sat on their hands as the July 31 deadline for action approached. After July 31, payments to states would have slowed down, which would have delayed some construction projects if states and localities which provide three of every four transportation dollars didnt cover the spread. That would have been unfortunate. More unfortunate still is Congresss solution. By extending the fund until May 2015, Congress has bypassed the best hope for raising revenue: the lameduck session after the November elections. Any hope of raising the gas tax, the most sensible way to pay for | LETTERS TO THE EDITORMake your own strip mineEditor: Make your very own strip mine. 1. Mark a 10-foot round circle in your yard. Be sure to give an adequate setback from your neighbors land at least 1 or 2 inches or less. 2. Remove all of the grass and roots set this aside around the outside of your circle. 3. Remove the dirt down to a depth of 6 feet. Water can be pumped out and discarded. Discard any animals that are found. 4. Separate the 6 feet of dirt into three equal piles. Each pile should be 2 feet high unless you go to school in some counties in Florida, then you would have no idea of how high each pile would be. 5. Label one pile phosphate, one pile clay, and the nal pile sand. 6. Package up the pile labeled phosphate and sell this dirt around the world. 7. Push the grass and dirt that you placed around the hole and the dirt piles labeled clay and sand together and ll up your hole. You will nd that the hole is now no longer full; there are two feet missing. 8. The best thing to do now is to mark and dig another strip mine following the directions above. After selling newly mined phosphate, use one of the piles of dirt from hole #2 to ll up hole #1. Unfortunately, you will now be short four feet of dirt. At some county schools in Florida this is called higher math. 9. As most people can see this is just going to get worst the more you dig for some reason you will always be Let your voice be heard in local politicsNow is the time for all good voters and concerned citizens to come to the aid of their city and county. Theres a free hot dog or hamburger in it for you, so this must be a win-win situation for all! For months now there has been much talk about the city council, police department, school board, and county commission. Many newspapers articles and editorials have been written about the near-famous meetings, as well as the publishing of some editori al cartoons. Letters have been written to the newspaper. Stories abound all over Facebook and on the street about whats going on in those meetings, between elected ofcials and the public and a lot of it seems controversial, to put it mildly. Today (August 7) at the ofce of The Arcadian newspaper (108 S. Polk Ave, across the street from the rodeo mural) there will be a gathering of candidates running for city council, county commissioners board, city marshal, and school board and your chance to not only meet them, but to ask them questions and get to know them, if you dont already. Those candidates for city council are William Bailey, Susan Coker, Dick Fazzone, Keith Keene, Candice Reid, Judy Wertz Strickland, Delshay Turner, and Mitchell Watson. Of those eight, Keene is the only incumbent, while Fazzone is a former council member. Running for city marshal is incumbent Matt Anderson and challengers Cliff Brown and Lorenzo Dixon. Those seeking seats on the school board are incumbent Ronny Allen, along with Roosevelt Johnson, Maria Moreno and Daniel Via. For county commissioner positions, incumbent Elton Langford is facing Chris Stephens, while incum bent James Selph is facing Virginia Algar and Mike Hall. All candidates have been invited to attend the gathering, which will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. There is no shortage of issues that those living in the city and county are deeply concerned about, ranging from taxes and road repair to the integrity of ofce holders themselves. Locals have the right to be concerned, and cer tainly the right to be informed about what is going on here that can and will affect them. They also have the right to express themselves (civilly, of course), but along with that comes the responsibility to go to the polls and 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.VACATION | 11 LETTERS | 11 GRITS & PIECES | 9 NEWS'TEM:AATjOWC A5$ouRTjoNTAKES ON I JXkSN SS oWNER5, VfES FpR'Tb?BILL ING DMOT`/ v e 0cou?c?? ?Cf-Fok-A?ls,.. ? ?? -D r"? SETTER THM' R R$5Ll G ACA LtsEWE ALL Ktww"%?5 e0o? 5 Q I T AJN'T f?tKE.? oo ao0

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The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian WindWords Writing Contest: Hurricanes in Desoto County was one way we coped with the storms of 2004, especially Hurricane Charley. The contest honored and recorded some of the stories of how we survived the traumatic experience. All those who entered were invited to participate in an open reading and awards ceremony on November 20, 2004, at the Owens Schoolhouse. Lois Hendricks won rst prize in the adult category; Lauren Cline in the high school category; and Brook Hartley in the middle school category. They each received a tour of Pineapple Press in Sarasota and a meeting with the owners and some published authors, plus books and $75. Michael Badger, winner in the elementary category, won a free annual pass to Florida State Parks plus books. Judith Leopold, then a media specialist at DeSoto County High School, and I invented, named and coordinated the contest for adults and students. The Peace River Center for Writers in Punta Gorda provided judges: James Abraham, Henry Stevens and me. I also taught a free writing workshop to encourage participation. The contest was cosponsored by the DeSoto County School District and the DeSoto County Library Association and funded in part by a grant from the Charlotte Harbor Estuary Program: working together to protect estuaries and watershed from Venice to Estero Bay to Winter Haven. Other donations included an anonymous donor, the DeSoto Sun newspaper, Myakka River State Park, and Pineapple Press. Winning second prizes were Sarah Hollenhorst (adult), Michelle Lawrence (high school), Michaela Blosser (middle school), and Joel Zavala. Third prize winners were Karen Creamer (adult), Stephanie Wiseman (high school), Katrina Corcoran (middle school) and Sergio Gomez (elementary). Honorable mentions were awarded to Joshua Beck (middle school) and Yasmine Perry (elementary).Coping with Charley: Writing contest BY CAROL MAHLER Artists, photographers and writers who have created their artistic impressions of Hurricane Charley whether in painting, poetry or photos are invited to bring their creations for a special exhibition to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the hurricane that devastated DeSoto County. The Hurricane Charley Retrospective Exhibit, sponsored by Martin Realty Co. and the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council, opens August 14 at 5 p.m. at Martin Realty Co. Share your art work, photography, songs, and poetry every thing that inspired you as a result of Hurricane Charley. The public is invited to attend and participate in the exhibit at the ofce of Martin Realty, 207 East Magnolia Street. To participate, email Mac Martin atlandpanther@gmail.com to register. Artwork can be delivered between the hours of 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, or call 863-494-2100 to make ar rangements to drop materials off. Writer and musicians should be prepared to share a little of their work with guests at the August 14 reception. Hurricane Charley: A 10th anniversary retrospectiveSTAFF REPORT ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comThe Turner Agri-Civic Center was rebuilt and now hosts a variety of functions, gatherings and entertainment events, from rodeos to dog shows to musical concerts. In the lower left of the photo can be seen the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, built after Charley to coordinate emergency events. Inset: The Arcadia Municipal Airport suered considerable damage, as did some of the planes inside, after Hurricane Charley came to town. ARCADIAN FILE PHOTOSThe Turner Center, which was supposed to serve as a storm shelter, experienced extensive damage and people there had to be relocated to the high school or middle school. Eye Exams Medical Eye Care Surgery Full Optical Boutique Contact Lenses863.491.7777 2442 NE Highway 70, Arcadia (across from Walgreens) Dr. Ronald O. Sevigny Dr. Mark D. SevignyRonald O. Sevigny, O.D. Mark D. Sevigny, O.D. Robyn Russell, O.D. Daniel Welch, M.D.Hablamos Espaol(24 hour emergency eye care)We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and all major medical plans BlinkyOur Board Certified physicians are committed to not just meeting your expectations but exceeding them!www.7eeye.com 471011 2 Complete Pairs of Glasses for $99 Shatter Resistant, Scratch Resistant, UV Protecting, Polycarbonate Lenses & Select Frames For patients 18 and under with a valid glasses prescription only. Offer cannot be used in conjuncti on with any other offer, sale, or insurance benefits. 50471268 The Democratic Womens Club of DeSoto County will have their meeting on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM at Mary Margarets Tea & Bi scuit, 10 N. Polk St., Arcadia. Judy Achre from League of Women Voters, will be speaking. All like-minded women are welcome to attend. RSVP Suggested to 239-471-7704 SEVIGNYAONDSSOCIATE CARipptE C' v1?S?OGIA?SEVIGNY_ES? ?l? ,r1 I?sv ???? ?wr___

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 SATURDAY For DeSoto County Fair Beef Exhibitors, steer weigh-in is from 8-9 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Arcadia Stockyard. A benefit barbecue will be held Aug. 9 starting at 11 a.m. For only $5, get lunch consisting of barbecue ribs and beans, or barbecue chicken and beans, at Veterans Park. Four teams will be cooking and judging of which one is the best takes place at 12:30 p.m. with Honorary Judge Richard Bowers. Proceeds benefit the Smith Brown Gym Renovation Project. Donations can be made to the Walt Brewer Foundation, and write Smith Brown Gym in the memo line. Donations can be mailed to 128 W. Oak St., Arcadia. For details, call Steve Boggess at 941-628-5871 or Ronny Allen at 244-7906. The Palm Beach Dog Show takes places Aug. 7-10 at the Turner Center Women in Fellowship Ministry meets every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Greater Mt. Zion AME Church, 256 S. Orange Ave. Be uplifted, motivated and inspired by God. Free and open to the public. Light brunch is served. The John Morgan Ingraham House is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. 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 the second Saturday of the month, and by appointment. 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. Dine and Daven breakfast served before service. All are invited to participate. SUNDAY Rev. Thomas Knickerbocker, formerly the Pastor at Heritage Baptist Church in Arcadia, will make a special guest appearance at the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service on Aug. 10, at heritage Baptist Church, 27 N. Polk Ave. For details, call 244-1247. The Palm Beach Dog Show takes places Aug. 7-10 at the Turner Center MONDAY Early voting starts today. DeSoto County Veterans Honor Guard practices at 6 p.m. second Mondays monthly at the American Legion Post. The American Legion Post K-11 will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday, 2124 N.W. American Legion Drive. For more information, call Roger Bumgarner at 993-0129. The GFWC Arcadia Womans Club meets on the second Monday of every month Sept. through May at the clubhouse in Veterans Memorial Park, 2288 N.W. American Legion Way, with a pot luck lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a meeting. Members are encouraged to bring guests. For more information call 494-2966. The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday each month. The AA Second Tradition Business Meeting is held every second Monday at 7:15 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Arcadia/DeSoto County Beautification Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. today at the DeSoto County extension office, 2150 N.E. Roan St., Arcadia. The American Merchant Marines Veterans, Robert J. MacAlvanah Chapter (Suncoast Chapter), meets at noon every second Monday at The Family Table Restaurant, 14132 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. All Merchant Mariners and their spouses are welcome. For information, call 941-625-3234. 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. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-426-7655 or visit www. district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. TUESDAY The Local Mitigation Strategy meeting will be held Aug. 12 at 4 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 2200 N.E. Roan St. Open to the public. Aug. 12, 1 p.m. DeSoto County BOCC budget workshop. City Council budget workshop 5 p.m. Aug. 12 in Council Chambers, Margaret Way Bldg. DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 9 a.m. at the County Administration building, Room 103, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board meeting room of the DeSoto County School District, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. WEDNESDAY The 2014 Citrus EXPO is Aug. 13-14 at the Lee Civic Center. To register, visit www.citrusexpo.net or call 352-671-1909. The DeSoto County Ministerial Association will meet at 8:30 a.m. at the SunTrust Building on W. Oak St., second floor conference room. Pastors or representatives of all denominations and churches are invited to attend as we address community challenges and coordinate worship services to serve county residents. Narcotics Anonymous meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arcadia Oaks Multipurpose Room at 1013 E. Gibson St., Arcadia. Open to the public. 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. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. THURSDAY Martin Art Gallery and the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council will be sponsoring an event remembering and commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Charley and the effect it had on DeSoto County. The community is invited to display and share artistic interpretations of their experience with paintings, photography, poems, and songs on Aug. 14 (the day after the hurricane struck). This will be a celebration of overcoming the disaster and coming together as a community to rebuild for a better future. The 2014 Citrus EXPO is Aug. 13-14 at the Lee Civic Center. To register, visit www.citrusexpo.net or call 352-671-1909. The DeSoto County Veterans Council meets the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Arcadia Elks Lodge. For details, call Tom Damron at 491-1404. TEAM Arcadia meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Margaret Way Building, 23 N Polk Avenue. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to unite community organizations and coordinate community improvement efforts. DeSoto County Historical Society meets on Aug. 21 for this month only. Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6 p.m. second Thursdays monthly at the Habitat ReStore, 111 N. Polk Ave. Call 494-4118 or desotohabitat@embarqmail.com for more information. Gastric bypass support group meets at 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Mardis Citrus on U.S. 17 S. For more information, call 990-0082 or 494-5700. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m. 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. 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. FRIDAY The Palm Beach Dog Show takes places Aug. 7-10 at the Turner Center On the second and fourth Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Arcadia Housing Authoritys north side parking lot, a truck will bring free fruits and vegetables to low-income clients in Arcadia/DeSoto County. Three to five volunteers are needed each time. If you are interested in helping, call AHA at 494-4343. The Photography Group of DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council meets the second Friday of each month 3:30 5 p.m. at the DeSoto Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Karen at ksmoke@embarqmail.com. Peace River Civil War Round Table meets at 1:30 p.m. second Fridays monthly at the Emerald Pointe clubhouse, 25188 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Lunch available. For more information, call 941-575-4269 or 941-639-0782. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. TODAY 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, 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. 3065888 GEyIAKTHE SMART CHOICEThis is your life ... your only life. South Florida StateCollege's Associate in Arts (AA) degree program is thesmart choice for making the most of it. Instructors whocare we've got them. 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The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian As the Coordinator of the 2014 Brotherhood Ride in Arcadia, I nd there are many persons to thank for a successful lunch for the riders passing through Arcadia on Monday, August 4. The coordination of the Sheriffs Department, the Arcadia City Police and the DeSoto County Fire Rescue, along with the Florida Forest Service, was awless. A second thank you goes to DeSoto County Fire Rescue for the gigantic ag display and all the other last minute errands they ran. The City of Arcadia furnished tables, chairs and under the direction of Carrie Taylor, helped in so many ways, from the beginning until the last chair was folded and put away. My thanks also to Captain Craig Aument of the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce for the welcoming speech, and to Pastor Brian Russell, President of the DeSoto County Ministerial Association, for the prayer blessing the food and the safety of the riders. The appearance of County Commissioners Jim Selph and Elton Langford and Deputy Fire Chief Thomas Moran was appreciated, along with Lee Gallagher, Veterans Services Representative of DeSoto County. Thanks also goes to The Arcadian for excellent coverage of the event, and to Joe Gallimore, General Manager (Publisher). City Manager Tom Slaughter and representatives from City Hall were in attendance, in addition to Marshal Matt Anderson and many of his ofcers. Food or cash donations were made by the following: Walmart, WinnDixie, The Arcadian, Steve Owens Air Conditioning, Oak Street Deli, Subway Sandwich Shop, Dee Oaks Nursery, reghter/EMT Tim Kilkelly, K & J Produce and a generous friend.Thanks for help with Brotherhood RideBY ALGIE DIDLAUKIESOur Planning Committee consisted of Fire Chief Larry Taylor, Captain Craig Aument of DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce, Lt. Kevin Joens of Arcadia Police Department, Arcadia City Planner Carl McQuay, DeSoto County Fire Rescue Ofce Manager Monica Allison, Joe Gallimore and Susan Hoffman of The Arcadian, and myself. If I have not mentioned someone, it is unintentional, as I really appreciate all the work to make the visit of the Brotherhood Ride successful again this year. Sincerely, Algie Didlaukies, Coordinator 2014 Brotherhood Ride in Arcadia Family Album FAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to Arcadian.editor@gmail.com PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy birthday to Altrina Clarke on Friday, August 8. We love you and are very proud of you. God bless, From your Father, Rev. Alvin L. Clarke Sr., Judy and baby sister AniyaHappy birthday $$ S AV E MONEY $$ Shop the Classifieds 5641 Clark Rd., Sarasota Next to Dunkin Donuts @ I-75, exit 205 Go2dental@comcast.net 486560 CROWNS BRIDGES EXTRACTIONS IMPLANTS *Extractions not included. First consultation no charge. May change based on complexity of case. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment, that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. General Dentist Lic#14423 Were the stimulus package for your dental needs. FREE! Consultation X-Rays & Exam D0150, D0330 Must Present Coupon Single Denture $249 Same Day Dentures Available! D5110, D5210 single. Must Present Coupon Crowns $475 D2751 Must Present Coupon Deluxe Denture Complete Set $750 (Reg. $1500) D5110, D5210 Must Present Coupon 941-822-0048 F R E E *FREE S E C O N D SECOND O P I N I O N OPINION Arcadia fl,Nf? \ .``tea IOleOleAl -0 0 0 Ole/ ? / 'SI

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 Chelce Dower, who was arrested in April on charges she operated an alleged puppy mill, was placed on probation last week for a 2012 case involving a similar charge. Dower, 26, of the 1000 block of S.W. Fletcher St., was arrested two years ago on a charge of passing a forged veterinarian certificate in the sale of a dog. On Thursday, Dower entered a plea of no contest in the 2012 case and was ordered to serve two years of probation. During that time, she is prohibited from breeding, trading or selling any animals. She was also ordered to pay $600 restitution and serve 100 hours of community service. In April she was charged with four counts of forging veterinary certificates, four counts of fraud connected with the sale of puppies, and one count of animal cruelty. The charges were based partly on statements by people who said they bought puppies from Dower which later turned out to be ill. DeSoto County Animal Services raided the property and confiscated 56 dogs, including mother dogs with puppies. Conditions reported by Animal Services included dogs with no food or water, or with only moldy food and dirty water, and inadequate space for exercise. After Animal Services obtained custody of all the animals from the court, the dogs were adopted out to new owners. Charges against her in the 2014 case are still pending.Dower on probation for dog-related charge DOWER |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.The DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Otis Ballard, 57, Nashville, Tenn. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Lazavia Corriele Broome, 28, 700 block of N. 17th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. David Allan Carr, 52, 11800 block of S.W. Loop Terrace, Arcadia. Charges: battery and contempt of court. Bond: $890. Antoine Terrell Furlow, 30, Oak Trails, Arcadia. Charges: sexual assault with victim over age 12 with physical force, and failure to appear. Bond: $52,000. Angelina Torres Hatcher, 32, 1600 block of S.W. Brannan Dr., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $2,000. Jacoby Imon Humphrey, 24, 1600 block of S.W. Hargrave St., Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery where offender knew or should have known victim was pregnant. Bond: none. Martin Matias, 34, 1000 block of S.E. Hargrave, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Courtney Anne Romano, 26, 6300 block of S.W. Shores, Nocatee. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Michael Anthony Rosales, 39, Zolfo Springs. Charges: distribution/delivery of methamphetamine, four counts of uttering a false instrument, two counts of attempting to use anothers ID without consent, two counts of grand theft between $300-$5,000 and two counts of second degree petty theft, third or subsequent offense. Bond: $107,500. James Andrew Santilli Jr., 35, 5300 block of S.W. Welles Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-state fugitive. Bond: none. Preston Craig Wooten Jr., 36, Moore Haven, Fla. Charges: out-ofcounty warrant and giving false ID to law officer. Bond: none. Gabriel Mojica Alvarez, 33, 3200 block of 9th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. Jerry Bernard Evans, 51, 1100 block of S.W. Golden Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession or use of drug equipment and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. Bond: $870. Gabriel Guevara Jr., 27, 2800 block of S.E. Rowena Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $6,100. Wendy Shawn Lewis, 41, Bradenton. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $550. Barry Dean McBurney, 31, Tampa. Charges: possession of cocaine, possession of drug equipment, fleeing to elude law enforcement, leaving scene of a crash involving property damage, driving while license is suspended and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. Bond: $3,490. Jamie Lee Prusinski, 32, 1600 S.E. Cherry St., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $2,000. Juan Ramos, 27, 200 block of Effie St., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Evan Keith Richtman, 55, West Palm Beach, Fla. Charge: DUI with alcohol or drugs. Bond: $500. Thomas Hugh Rife, 59, 900 block of N. Mizzel Ave., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Robert Gordon Sutherland Sr., 56, 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $2,000. Elizabeth Rose Tschetter, 23, no address, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Emerald Rachelle Washington, 24, 1600 block of Harlem Circle, Arcadia. Charges: two out-of-county warrants. Bond: $7,000. Eureka Cherese Wiley, 25, first block of Booker T. Washing Road, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Thomas Hoyt Anderson, 32, first block of Bridle Path, Arcadia. Charge: child neglect without great harm. Bond: none. Jermaine Tyrone Evans, 36, 1400 block of E. Cypress St., Arcadia. Charges: aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability and sexual assault or battery with a weapon with victim age 12 or older. Bond: $275,000. Martin Matias, 34, 1000 block of S.E. Hargrave St., Arcadia. Charge: Battery. Bond: $750. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Emerald Rachelle Washington, 24, 1600 block of Harlem Circle, Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $2,000. Glenda Maria Garcia, 41, 6500 block of N.E. Roan St., Arcadia. Charges: trafficking more than 14 grams of amphetamine, possession or use of drug paraphernalia and possession of amphetamine with intent to sell. Bond: $80,000. Gabriel Guevera Jr., 27, 2800 block of S.E. Rowena Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $1,000. Joseph Kent Romero, 22, 1800 N.E. Goat Hill, Arcadia. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession or use of drug paraphernalia, failure to register motor vehicle and failure to have endorsement on drivers license. Bond: $10,000. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrest: Michael Vandyke, 31, 1600 block of S.E. Cherry St., Arcadia. Charge: grand theft between $300-$5,000. Bond: $1,500. Compiled by Susan E. Hoffman | ROADWATCHEast Oak Street from Brevard Avenue (US Highway 17) to Volusia Avenue and Volusia Avenue from East Oak Street to East Magnolia Street (State Route 70 eastbound) Crews have closed the on-street parking on the south side of East Oak Street and the west side of Volusia Avenue up to the Chamber of Commerce. The closures are necessary as crews continue installing a new drainage system. This project includes resurfacing, reconstructing curb at the intersection of Volusia Avenue and Magnolia Street, repairing sidewalk and making them ADA compliant. Estimated completion is end of 2014. The contractor is Bun Construction Company. US Highway 17 from south of SW Collins Street in Fort Ogden to County Road 760A south of Nocatee Work is under way to expand US 17 to four lanes. Work includes clearing land for two new travel lanes to the east of the existing US 17 travel lanes and drainage activities. Expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures on US 17 between SW Wood Road and County Road 760A 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 Highway 17 between Flanders Street and Joshua Creek Crews are working on driveways along the roadway. No lane closures are anticipated but motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway. US Highway 17 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 Route 70 Westbound (West Hickory Street) from North Lee Avenue to North Orange Avenue State Route 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 State Route 70 (West Hickory Street). Use West Oak Street or 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 underground utilities beneath the roadway, removing and replacing asphalt and curbs, replacing driveway entrances, repairing sidewalk and adding detectable warning surfaces at the side streets. Estimated completion is end of 2014. The contractor is Bun Construction Company. 471037 www.visitdesoto.com Public Notice SOLICITATION FOR DESOTO COUNTY TOURISM DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL MEMBE R The DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners is actively seeking members for the DeSoto County To urist Development Council (TDC). The TDC is established by Ordinance by the Board of County Commissioners and consists of nine (9) me mbers appointed by the DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners. Requirements Interested party who is involved in the tourism industry and who has a demonstrated interest in to urist development, or is the owner or operator of motels, hotels, recreational vehicle parks, or other tourist accommodations in the county and sub ject to the Tourist Development Tax under the authority of Florida Statute 125.0104 All appointed members will be required to comply with conflict of interest provisions and all applic able provisions of Chapter 112, Florida Statutes. Please submit a brief biography, a letter of interest, and contact information to the DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners, c/o Economic Development Department, 201 E Oak Street, Suite 201, Arcadia, FL 34266 or via email to m.taber@desot obocc.com. Please clearly mark Tourist Development Council on the envelope or email subject line. Submissions will be accepted through Frid ay, August 29, 2014 at 5:00 PM OCNTO?p1SEso?

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The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESVictor Alan CraigVictor Alan Craig, 81, of Arcadia, Fla., died Sunday, July 27, 2014. He was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Sgt. Ellis and Doris Craig. Victor served in the U.S. Air Force, and after retiring as a Master Sergeant in Wichita Falls, Texas, he moved his family to Chicago, Ill. He worked at the VA Hospital repairing medical electronic equipment. He moved to Arcadia to help his parents build a mobile home park, eventually building Craigs RV Park. He enjoyed church activities, rebuilding trailers to sell, xing and designing things, dancing, bowling, RVing every summer, tinkering in his garage, and meeting friends at restaurants. He was a Brownville volunteer re department chief, mailman, DHS band booster president, deputy sheriff posse, school bus driver, Sunday school director, deacon, and was involved in Boy and Girl Scouts. He leaves behind his wife, Sue; children, Cindy Mott and Vicky (Allen) Wickey, Richard Hawthorne and David (Catherine) Hawthorne; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Victor was preceded in death by his son, Alan; rst wife, Sara; and granddaughter, Jennifer Wickey. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family met friends before the memorial services on Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Arcadia. Arrangements are by Robarts Family Funeral Home, Wauchula, Fla.Della Mae TolbertDella Mae (nee Davis) Tolbert, 76, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014. She was born May 4, 1938, in Arcadia, Fla., to Joel and Ethel Davis. Della attended Smith Brown School, and worked in the culinary departments at G. Pierce Wood Memorial and Shands Teaching hospitals until her retirement in 2000. In 2000, she met and married Oscar Tolbert, and moved to Holly Hill, Fla., where they were members of St. Paul Baptist Church. She returned home to Arcadia in 2013, and became a member of Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church. Della was loving, giving and helpful to the homeless and her family. She never met a stranger; everyone was family. She leaves to cherish many fond memories her great-nephew, Travis whom she raised as a son; grandson, Terrance; brothers, Warren, Robert and Riley; sister, Minnie; grandsons, George and Lawrence; great-grandchildren, Shyann, Asharee, Lawrence, Terrance, Tykeria, Traylin, Ayden and Jaylin; great-great-grandchildren, DaZaoa, Dezaray and Kaiden; many cousins, nieces and nephews; special niece, Jackie; dear friend of more than 40 years, Betty; and loving caregivers, Shelia and Lucinda. Della was preceded in death by her sons, Lawrence Jr. and Frank Jr.; nieces and nephews, Myrna, Bridget, Frank, Robert, Ram and Wilber; brother and sister, Veora and Cleo; her parents; and husband, Oscar. Visitation was held Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Hickson Funeral Home in Arcadia. The funeral service was held Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014, at Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church. Burial is at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Stanley Gene WootenStanley Gene Wooten, 64, of LaBelle, Fla., passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, in LaBelle. He was born Aug. 10, 1949, in Arcadia, Fla., to Raymond R. and Lillian R. (nee Brown) Wooten. Gene owned and operated Wootens Everglades Airboat Tours for many years. He also raised many different animals native to Florida, including several Florida panthers. He is survived by his loving wife, Iris Lynn (nee Harris) Wooten; daughter, Shelley Lynn Wooten-Gericke; grandchildren, Tyler Gene Wooten, Gena Lynn Wooten and Autumn Hope Gericke; and brother, Richard Wooten. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Raymond Willard Wooten. Visitation and the funeral services were held Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Eastside Baptist Church in LaBelle, with Pastor Jeremy Howell ofciating. Interment followed at Joshua Creek Cemetery in Arcadia. Arrangements were by Akin-Davis Funeral Home, LaBelle. OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. Theres no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be submitted to the Charlotte Sun; call 941-206-1000 for details. Please send e-mails to obituaries@sun-herald.com. The American ag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. cast their ballot. I agree with the adage that those who dont vote have no right to complain. If you want change, make change. If not, hold your peace. There are a number of candidates who have no experience in the political arena, but that doesnt mean they dont have great ideas, a love for our city, and a genuine concern for the issues. They may possess great common sense and may not be afraid to use it. Theres a lot to be said for good old horse sense, in my opinion, and Im likely to prefer that over credentials most every time. Mark Twain is quoted as saying, Everybody complains about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Very true. Same can be said for our local government, if all we the people ever do is complain. We seem to have many armchair quarterbacks who carry on about how everything should be done, while voter turnout is low. If you want to make a difference, put your ballot where your mouth is and lets all have our voice be heard. Dont be quick to judge any of the candidates by what youve heard or by personal preference of one over another due to familiarity. Come hear what they have to say for yourself. Ask legitimate questions and listen for hon est answers. These folks want to talk to you as much as you want to see a better future for Arcadia and DeSoto County, so dont let them down by not showing up and getting to know them and their stances on local issues. Chances are, youll learn something about them you didnt know, and will be able to make a better-informed decision at the polls. And on top of all that, youll get to enjoy Marty Dows hamburgers and hot dogs meet, greet, and eat, so everybody wins! I hope to see you there.GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 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 471022 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! 494749470

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 There have always been times in our lives when we have not been up to a particular challenge. Sometimes it has turned us into cowards of a sort, or maybe we were just unsure. Whatever the reason, we wish we had done better. So it was with one of Gods most powerful prophets, Elijah. When Elijah recovered from his temporary fear, he went and challenged Jezebels 450 prophets of Baal that were fed at her table (1 Kings 18). Israel was halt with the decision of whether or not God was God or Baal was God. So the challenge was on, with the devil worshipers calling on their god until noon. Elijah mocked them as they cut themselves and leaped onto their altar. There, of course, was no answer. When Elijah calmly called, Gods answer came in the form of re that consumed the water, rocks and the sacrice. Elijah then turned to Israel as they bowed themselves to the true God of heaven. Their rst job was to take the 450 prophets of Baal down to the brook Kishon and kill them all. The Church of Christ that meets at 710 M.L. King Jr. Street is offering a Bible challenge to the local churches. There will be no cutting of esh or leaping around on an altar, but an open, friendly opportunity for all believers to defend their faith (1 Pet. 3:15). There has always been only one God, so how could there possibly be more than one church? We invite all to explain their hope that lieth within you. Thanks be to God for the freedom we enjoy in this great nation of ours.Church challenge issuedBy DON ADKINSMLK JR. ST. CHURCH OF CHRIST When we retired from Wisconsin and moved to Florida in 1989, we were assured by the locals that we had little to fear from hurricanes. They explained that, because of our inland location, it had been forty years since one of those deadly storms had visited the area; their path, instead, followed the coastline, moving into the Gulf and threatening only the bordering cities. So we reveled in our paradise, especially when we read about Wisconsins snow drifts, icy roads and closed schools as we looked at our green grass, blooming owers and waiting swimming pool, under an endless canopy of sunshine. We felt we had indeed found our Utopia. Nature, however, doesnt abide by statistics or history. When the weather reports on that fateful Friday the 13th spewed hurricane warnings for our area, we listened closely. Utopia abruptly disappeared. When I got out of bed that morning, August 13, 2004, I had a sense of unease. There was a different storm alert feel to the air, an unusual, almost eerie, quiet, the trees swishing cautiously as though they were awaiting a warning from nature. And there was another foreboding: all the birds had departed. Our home is ringed with trees and the usual morning cacophony from our feathered friends was suddenly missing; TVs weather channel and our weather radio, blaring their frightening predictions, added to our increasing apprehension. And, as we watched the menacing advance of Hurricane Charley moving in our manufactured homes direction, we knew it was time for us to evacuate, so, with fearful hearts, we ed to the nearby Turner Center, a storm refuge. And it was well populated by people of every race, with children running in the aisles. As the storms intensity engulfed the building, we felt safe ... until a apping roof changed that. Panic set in, but we were advised that buses were coming to evacuate us to the high school, another storm shelter. There we joined the throngs waiting for the storms intensity to lessen when we were bused to our waiting unharmed cars in the parking lot. Night was descending, so we opted to drive to the community college, where I was able to make phone calls to our family and let them know we were safe. Our sleeping accommodations were three chairs each, and we spent a sleepless night, worrying about what we would nd at our home in the morning. And it was as bad as we had feared; our aluminum roof-over blown away, the siding on the back of the house torn off, oors littered with debris and jagged glass pieces, wood scraps and shingles, all on top of soggy carpeting. Our living room had a huge opening in the wall, where I discovered my favorite mantel clock, smashed face-down on the oor. And there was similar damage throughout our home. We looked at each other: What now? We knew many decisions had to be made, but, for now, we found some loose lumber and covered the holes to deter the gleaners who we had been told were waiting to take advantage of our plight. Gratefully, we found housing assistance was available: the next nights would be spent on air mattresses in the Red Cross shelter at the middle school, and the Salvation Army had a mobile kitchen, providing food and bottled water. These organizations, along with the countless volunteers, were encouraging signs that perhaps we did have a future. We were tempted to camp out on our front porch, but a visiting FEMA ofcial told us that we must leave; our house was too dangerous to live in. About that same time, snowbird friends whose home was now empty and undamaged offered us its use, a generous offer, which, with tears in my eyes, we gratefully accepted. What a relief to be able to use a kitchen again; we learned the true meaning of friendship. And we noticed another hopeful sign: the birds were back! How we had missed them, and, hopefully, their nests were waiting for them, unscathed. Next came the hard decision what to save. The FEMA advice was Move out; save what you can. Find climate-controlled storage and get it there as soon as possible. So I enlisted a Wisconsin daughter to nd us a storage facility, which she did, located about an hour from Arcadia. But no trucking rms were available; how to get it there? Solved. Two sons, along with a daughter-in-law and grandson, would drive from Wisconsin, pick up trailers and move our salvaged possessions to storage. And because motels were lled, they would also bring a small travel trailer for sleeping quarters. Thank God for a caring family. Things slowly began falling into place a new home was ordered; our salvageable possessions were to be moved into storage and nally, a move into our generous friends home. Then began the hard decision-making: what to keep. I, the packrat, hated to put anything on the trash heap. Discarding was an impossible decision, but we knew it had to be done. And, sadly, some pieces were missing; the looters had already been at work. We locked our door; the next day the door was removed from the hinges. One thing missing was Toms heavy workbench which would have required more than one thief. We recognized the baseness of some and the gracious generosity of many. True Christianity took on a new meaning. So our movers arrived, and we began with a cookout dinner, with a grandson providing a bottle of wine, which made the packing and loading go much easier. And we now would add a new chore on our agenda: visiting our furniture. Our next order of business was getting our new home delivered. We had had serious discussions about the if, when and where of our future before we made a decision to rebuild. And once that decision had been made, I spent time writing the entire saga, reliving our experiences. It gave me some closure; all the hurricane memories had now been recorded. And, now, 10 years later, we believe we made the correct decision to stay in Florida. It still is a must to watch and heed the meteorologists. And I clearly remember the depths of despair, hopelessness and depression that had accompanied our Charley ordeals. I dont think I automatically developed more courage, but perhaps that learning experience engendered more condence, more self-reliance to face another stormy season, if one awaits us in the future.Through a hurricane ... from depression to hope From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.com Steven Welton Stapp, born in Dallas, Texas on December 21, 1951, died in Sarasota on July 30, 2014 at the age of 62. Steve grew up in Richardson, Texas, graduated from Richardson High School and attended Abilene Christian University. For much of his career, Steve worked for World Cruises.com, and as a result, spent much time in his beloved state of Alaska. He was also a long-time member of the World Wildlife Foundation and worked diligently for animal rights and rescue. Stapp came to Arcadia four years ago after a serious illness that no one expected him to survive. He made friends quickly, and soon became interested in a paint horse who had been blinded by beating by a prior owner. Steve chose the name Takoda, which is a Sioux name meaning a friend to everyone. Stapp eventually adopted the horse and could be seen around town at various events, using Takoda to bring attention to animal abuse. He even rode Takoda in the March Rodeo Parade.Stapp remembered as a friend to everyoneSTAFF REPORT ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comSteve Stapp and the blind horse, Takoda, shared a special bond. The horse learned to trust his owner completely.STAPP | 24 The minister who sat across the desk from me had been diagnosed as having one of the slow dying diseases. We had been friends for many years and he had come to share his inner struggles with me. He wasnt afraid to die, having settled that question long ago by placing faith in His Lord, but there were some battles in life he longed to win and these desired victories had kept eluding him. He needed to forgive someone and found that difcult to do. He needed to overcome a temptation that had plagued him for years, bringing a discouraging pattern of making promises to himself and to God that he kept breaking. He was depressed enough to die without the aid of the dreaded disease and had, he conded, often asked the Lord to end his life when unable to overcome these old weaknesses. In my friends search for answers, he had gone to hear many well-known speakers and had attended numerous deeper life conferences, hoping to discover some spiritual secret that would lift him from defeat and despair. When possible, he would meet with leaders of these conferences thinking they might be able to help him, but nothing worked for long. Soon he would be back in the pits again. Confronted with this troubled preachers story, I felt almost over whelmed. What could I tell him that he had not already heard or, for that matter, that he had not already discovered in his own study and experience? Then, almost surprised at my own action, I reached into a drawer in my desk where I kept copies of the Gospel of John that we gave to children and new converts, and handed one of them The power of childlike faith Roger Campbell FAITH | 24 FAn -

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The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian August brings back-to-school and election season. Its a good time to get into the habit or continue to use your library regularly. Primaries are the last Tuesday of the month; we can help you nd the resources you need to research our local candidates, or anything else you want to become more informed about. With a new school year starting, now is a good time to schedule regular visits to your library. Turn reluctant readers into eager readers by encouraging read ing. According to www.scholastic.com, only one-third of all students entering high school are procient in reading, and the gures are lower for African American and Hispanic students. The After School Alliance (www.afterschoolalliance.org) offers four easy steps to increase your childs reading. First, limit screen time both television and Internet. When children do use the computer, be sure they are reading, not merely scrolling. Teach by example; show your children that reading is important to you. Read together pick a book the whole family can enjoy and read aloud together. And last, visit your library regularly and let children select books they want to read; help them nd books in subjects they are interested in. Entries to the summer fun photography contest are on display. Stop in and vote for your favorite, and then join us for a reception to honor the winners on Friday, August 15 at 5 p.m. Enjoy some local music and light refreshments. On Wednesday Aug. 20 at 4 p.m. join us for a program and talk on the history of quilting. If you have a favorite family quilt, bring it to share and learn more about it. If you have never quilted, there will be a demonstration of the basic steps to creating a quilt. Stay for the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council member meeting at 5:30 p.m. and participate in a fat quarter swapan exchange of quilting fabrics suitable to use in creating a challenge quilt for the Pine Level Public Art and Archaeology Day coming up on October 18, hosted by DeSoto County Historical Society and others. On Thursday, Aug 21 at 1 p.m. we will have a movie for seniors. The Scrabble group meets Tuesdays at 2 p.m. We will offer help with iPads and e-readers most Fridays at 3 p.m., of course, you can always ask for help in downloading books. Activities for children are offered at 3 p.m. Tuesday is Lego club, Wednesday is art for children, Thursday is story and craft time. Saturday at 10:30 a.m. a childrens movie will be shown. Come explore new vistas with us.Explore new vistas with DeSoto County LibraryBy KAREN SMOKEDESOTO COUNTY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION | DESOTO COUNTY LIBRARY NEWS short the same amount of dirt as you ship and sell around the world. 10. Do not worry. You could start a new mine on someone elses land and use that dirt to ll up your holes, or let rain ll them up and begin to like round shaped natural ponds. If you work for Mosaic, youd just call it Nature.Pamillia Sullivan ArcadiaHospital is essential for seniorsEditor: Its inconceivable to think about DeSoto Memorial Closing. There are many seniors whose very lives depend on having a hospital available. My husband has had three heart attacks, pneumonia, and gotten choked numerous times. Without this hospital he could have died on any one of those occasions. I had serious emergency surgery because of a life-threatening condition. I also fell and disloacted and tore my left shoulder. We have always received good care and kind consideration from doctors, nurses and all the personnel concerned. Without DeSoto Memorial this community will die and people will move away. There is little enough employment in this county now. We implore you to nd a workable solution for all concerned.John T. Fowler Sr. Phyllis J. Fowler ArcadiaLETTERSFROM PAGE 4 transportation expenses, is now all but dead. And the prospect for other politically fraught steps such as raising user fees on roads also took a major dive. Making matters worse, Congress is paying for the 10-month extension with an accounting trick called pension smoothing, which produces more taxable income over the short run and less over the long run. Todays windfall is tomorrows shortfall. So much for investing in the future. The Senate could easily have decided to stay in session and negotiate with the House for a more responsible plan. Instead, fearful that they would be blamed for any delays in funding, senators quickly approved the Houses plan and left town. Life is all about setting priorities, after all. And what could be more important than summer vacation?VACATIONFROM PAGE 4 rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 471014 i nE Cypress St EMI r 10N10Z ZDr. Laura DeStefanoHickory StLewellyn CasselsARNP

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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 For those who gave the ultimate sacrifice Algie Didlaukies, at podium, speaks to the crowd about why she has been a supporter of the Brotherhood Ride since its inception. Watching are, from left, Candy Morse, on the Brotherhood Ride Support Team, and Monica Allison of DeSoto County Fire Rescue. Je Morse, of North Naples Fire Rescue, who initially organized the Brotherhood Ride in 2008, speaks to the crowd gathered at the Tree of Knowledge Park on Monday as the riders reached Arcadia. The group stopped here for lunch before completing their 300-mile journey in Port Charlotte. The ride was intended both to raise awareness of those in public safety re and law enforcement who lost their lives in service, as well as to raise money for their surviving families. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comMembers of the Arcadia Police Department and city sta came to the Tree of Knowledge Park to welcome the Brotherhood Ride to town. DeSoto County FIre Rescue and the DeSoto County Sheris Oce gave the riders an escort into town, and to the Charlotte County border as they embarked on the last leg of their journey. Bikers in the Brotherhood Ride sit down for a quick lunch in Arcadias Tree of Knowledge Park Monday, before completing the last leg of their journey. The Brotherhood Ride, organized to raise awareness about those in public safety who lost their lives as well as to raise money for their surviving families, has stopped in Arcadia almost every year since its inception in 2008. Gary Lawrence grabs his drone with a Go-Pro camera attached. He made video of much of the Brotherhood RIde this year as they cycled from North Naples to Port St. Lucie and through Arcadia on their way to Port Charlotte. Gary Lawrence manipulates a drone outtted with a Go-Pro camera to create video of the Brotherhood Rides journey this year. Lawrence is part of the teams support sta. Members of DeSoto County Fire Rescue listen to Je Morse explain why he organized the Broth erhood Ride, to remember those who gave their lives as reghters or law enforcement, and to raise funds to help their surviving families. The Brotherhood Ride covered more than 300 miles this year and nished the ride in Charlotte County. Left: DeSoto County Commissioners Elton Lang ford, left, and Jim Selph, right, shake hands, with retired DeSoto County Fire Rescue Chief Glenn Prescott in center. They were among the many public ocials and residents who came to greet the Brotherhood Ride cyclists at the Tree of Knowledge Park Monday. The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian Its already been a whirlwind year for DeSoto resident Nancy Erickson, but the good news just keeps coming. Two weeks ago, she and other members of the 1970s Toledo Troopers football team became the inaugural inductees into the Womens Football Federations Hall of Fame. The Troopers won seven consecutive National Womens Football League titles from 1971-, and were recognized by the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame in 1983 as being the winningest team in professional football history. The induction ceremony and other events celebrating womens contact football were part of the WFFs Championship Week July 23-26 in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The week also featured the first annual Womens Football Foundation Hall of Fame Banquet to honor past, present and future stars. The WFF honored their contributions to the sport alongside other special guests, speakers and award recipients. Educational events included a coachs clinic, helmet free tackle clinic, a girls U17 tackle football showcase game and a discussion panel featuring experts in the field of womens sports and gender studies. USA Football conducted a Player Safety Coach Certification clinic as well as a Football 101 minicamp for girls. The induction invitation came as a surprise to Erickson, who never expected so much recognition for simply playing a game she loves. We were overwhelmed when we first found out, she said. The WFF believes we had a significant impact on womens sports during a time when Title IX had just been passed into law. It is a great honor and Im pleased to see womens tackle football is still alive and well.Inspiring younger generationsDuring the week, several Troopers alums had a chance to meet play ers in the Manitoba Girls Football Association. The players, ranging in age from 9-16, played an exhibition game and sat with Trooper players during the induction banquet. Erickson says she feels as sense of responsibility to mentor those who are following in her footsteps. I certainly feel that way. At their age self-confidence is such an important thing for these girls, she said. Being part of a team like theirs gives them a place in this world, and prepares them for their futures. Football is unique in that you beat on your friends all day, and then go out to dinner with them at the end of the day. What they will learn is that life is a team sport; in fact all sports are really just a microcosm of life. Erickson continued that one of the most important lessons she tries to pass down to younger players is proper sportsmanship. In this world you need to know how to win and how to lose, she said. Youll never be a real winner until you learn how to handle a loss. If they can do that, they will be a step ahead of a lot of people.Leaving a lasting legacyErickson admits she never imagined her Trooper team would receive the accolades it has, but its a legacy that she believes will stand the test of time. Even former Pittsburgh Steelers great and Hall of Famer James Franco, who is part owner of the Pittsburgh team that won this years WFF Championship, told the Troopers their feats will never be equaled. He told us that no one will ever come close to doing what we accomplished, Erickson said. To be able to look back on all that and see you are a part of history, its something I will always be proud of. For more information on the Womens Football Foundation, visit www.WomensFootballFoundation.org.Local receives hall of fame honorBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR Toledo Troopers alumni and members of the Manitoba Girls Football Association attended a banquet as part of the Championship Week festivities. ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANNancy Erickson poses with her 1973 Rookie of the Year award and National Womens Football League championship trophies. Former Troopers quarterback, Lee Holler, shares a smile with Toledo Reign owner Beth Razzoog. 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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14DCAAA PLAYOFFS BEGIN PAGE 16Wrecking Ball cruised to an easy victory in the opening round of DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association softball playoff action. Saturday soccer league action Francisco Sanchez (red shirt) gets a nice header as he sends the ball toward his goal. Sanchez is on one of the U17 teams in the soccer league that plays every Saturday at Brewer Park.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comKeeper Cesar Barajas (blue shirt), who is also a kicker for the DeSoto County football team, goes after the ball in game action at Brewer Park. Francisco Sanchez makes a back pass to Joel Vargas in the U17 game at Brewer Park. At halftime on a hot and humid day, the refreshment area provides shade and cool drinks. Christian, husband, father, and grandfather DeSoto County Agricultural Agent in DeSoto County for 30+ years Married for 46 years to Cindy Selph Graduate of the University of Florida, Bachelors and Masters Degrees Combat Veteran in Viet Nam War United States Army, Commissioned Officer, 1969-1971 Actively involved in our community for 35 years President, DeSoto/Charlotte Farm Bureau past 5 years Vice Chair, Florida Cattlemens Associations Research & Education Committee Workforce Development School Advisory Committee for 20 years Co-owner of a small business (a lakeside mobile home park) Public school teacher for 8 years Director, Florida Heartland Regional Economic Development Initiative Vice-Chair, Executive Board, Career Source Heartland Director, Florida Association of Counties Certified County Commissioner and Advanced County Commissioner Vote Tuesday, August 26th Early Voting: August 11th August 23rd Political Advertisement paid for and approved by Jim Selph, Democrat for County Commissioner, Distri ct 2 JIM SELPH For DeSoto County Commissioner District 2 A Record of Proven Leadership 50449927 Re-Elect Jim Selph The Best Choice XPanes Donate your Plane, Car, Truck,RV, Boat or Collectibles tohelp people needing organtransplants onMatchiigbonors a coax.Kidneys All you need to do is call:1-800-385-0422Free Vacation Voucher Planes4Kidneys.comOur 501c3 nonprofit benefits b y receiving the proceedsof the donation, and you receive the great tax deduction!!

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The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian DCAAA softball highlights Conrad Campbell barely misses tagging a runner out during game action.PHOTOS BY STEVEN JEWELLKolby Lipe shows her displeasure after a rough inning for her team. Hayden Lipe waits to score after hitting a triple. Conrad Campbell and Jared Paynter closely guard the left side of the ineld during their teams recent game. Jared Zolkos prepares to deliver a pitch during recent game action. | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFPotentially dangerous bacteria lurk in coastal watersThe Florida Department of Health urges Floridians with certain health conditions to avoid eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to seawater and estuarine water, which may harbor bacteria called Vibrio vulnicus. Occurring naturally in the warm coastal waters, particularly during the summer months, Vibrio vulnicus has the potential to cause serious illness. Persons who have wounds, cuts or scratches and wade in estuarine areas or seawater where the bacteria might be present can become ill. Symptoms of Vibrio vulnicus in wound infections typically include swelling, pain and redness at the wound site. Other symptoms of Vibrio vulnicus infection include; nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, chills, and the formation of blistering skin lesions. Individuals experiencing these symptoms should contact a physician immediately for diagnosis and treatment. Individuals with liver disease, including Hepatitis C and cirrhosis, are most at risk for developing serious illness from Vibrio vulnificus obtained from eating raw oysters. Others who should avoid consuming raw shellfish are those with hemochromatosis (iron overload), diabetes, cancer, stomach disorders or any illness or treatment that weakens the immune system. Thoroughly cooking oysters, either by frying, stewing, or roasting eliminates harmful bacteria and viruses in the meat. Consuming raw oysters that have undergone a post-harvest treatment process to eliminate the bacteria can also reduce the risk of illness. A total of 41 cases of Vibrio vulnicus were reported during 2013 and to date this year there have been six cases, four due to the infection of an open wound and two from consuming raw shellsh. For more information, visit the Vibrio vulnicus fact sheet at http:// newsroom.doh.state..us/wp-content/uploads/newsroom/2013/10/ FAQyerwlogo.pdf. 50474700 0fSEACOAST'S? -GROCERIES FOR A YZAr..Enter to win free groceries for a year!'t a4 f f} r ? r-0115We love where we live, we love what we do and it shows.With the kind of conveniences that make banking easy! That's why we're proud to team upwith Publix to offer you even more like no fees at 1000+ Publix ATMs and an absolutelyawesome chance to win a year's worth of free groceries!Not a Seacoast customer? You can still enter to win, just stop b y a local Seacoast branch today!800.706.9991 SeacoastSEACOASTNATIONAL.COM NATIONAL BANKflConnect with ust"101316Seacoast's Great Giveaway (Groceries for a Year) (the "Promotion") is sponsored by Seacoast National Bank, NA Promotion is open onlyto legal residents of Florida 18 years or older NO PURCHASE OR TRANSACTION NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN AND WILL NOTINCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WNNING Entries accepted from 7/23/14 through 9/30/14 Void where restricted or prohibited b y lawOfficiaHues avaable at wvnuseacoastnationalcom/Publx or any Sponsor brands location No Fees at Publixt ATM feature not available forPersonal Free Checkng

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 Wrecking Ball crushes Twist and Pop 22-4 PHOTOS BY STEVEN JEWELLA Twist and Pop player heads to rst base during game action Tuesday night. Wrecking Ball defeated Twist and Pop 22-4. Wrecking Balls Je Lindberg watches the ball soar after taking a mighty swing in his teams game against Pop and Twist. Wrecking Ball won the game 22-4 Twist and Pops Mike Liddel waits for a pitch during Tuesday nights game against Wrecking Ball. Liddels team lost the game 22-4. Twist and Pops Shane Parker nishes his swing during game action Tuesday night. Wrecking Ball defeated Twist and Pop 22-4. 50449922 Catering Sisters, LLC Debi Gilmore 863-444-0926 Cathleen Roberts 863-990-6783 Let us take catering worries out of your special occasion. Parties Weddings Cakes Thanks for voting us Arcadias favorite Caterers! 2014 ,PS, CHOICF9J /( 9ARCADIANBeat Of Beso-l ?AI (AIIIA\1111

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The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian On July 16, Special Olympics Florida DeSoto County held its county golf games at the Bluffs in Zolfo Springs. The event was held there because the Arcadia Municipal Golf Course was under construction. Opening ceremonies began with athlete Roy Engels leading everyone in the Special Olympics oath: Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. Special Olympics chaplain and New Day Baptist Church Pastor Ken Galloway then gave the athletes a pep talk and led them in the invocation. The 10 athletes took part in golf skills consisting of Woods, Long Irons, Chipping, Pitching, Long Putt and Short Putt. The athletes were given ve balls for each event. Each athlete received from 1 to 4 points depending on how close to the hole the ball went. For Woods and Long Irons, points were given for distance. If an athlete missed the ball, no points were given. The points for each athlete were recorded and turned in to Collier County where Area Games were to be held on August 2. In addition to Galloway, the athletes were escorted by Head Coach Ken Clark, Special Olympics County Coordinator Joyce Collins, and volunteer Lucinda Tomlinson. After the games the athletes rode back to Arcadia for lunch at McDonalds. Special Olympics Florida DeSoto County thanks Jessica Rodriguez, Cadence Rendon and Kaylie Rhoden for serving as ball girls during the competition. Thanks also to The Bluffs for use of the course, and McDonalds for donating lunches. The athletes traveled to Naples on Aug. 2 for Area 9 Games. Area 9 includes Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Lee, Manatee and Sarasota counties.Special Olympics holds county golf gamesSUBMITTED BY FLA. SPECIAL OLYMPICS PHOTOS PROVIDEDSpecial Olympics Florida DeSoto County athlete Vanessa Byrd prepares to hit a wood shot during the County Games held at The Blus on July 16. Special Olympics Florida DeSoto County athlete Roy Engels led his fellow golfers in the Special Olym pics oath prior to County Games on July 16 at the Blus. The Special Olympics Florida DeSoto County athletes pose with local McDonalds franchisee Tim Vowels after lunch donated by Vowels for the athletes on July 16. Special Olympics Florida DeSoto County athletes Willard Wood, Dennis Carter and Je Tomlinson are recognized by Head Coach Ken Clark at services of New Day Baptist Church on July 17 after the County Games. The Special Olympics Florida DeSoto County golfers took part in County Games on July 16 at the Blus in Zolfo Springs. Athletes are, front, from left: Frankie Selkowitz, Casey Collins, Tammy Bair, Je Tomlinson and Roy Engles; back row, Willard Wood, Dennis Carter, Kim Holder, Carl Schudel and Jerome Rainer. mosaicco.com/florida mosaicindesoto.comThe work we do at Mosaic is critical to helping feed the world. We provide farmers with phosphate crop nutrients that enable them to produce more food on less land. Essential crop nutrients like phosphate mined and manufactured in Florida are responsible for 40-60 percent of the crop yields farmers produce worldwide.* That translates into more abundant and affordable food here at home. As our world keeps growing, Mosaic keeps working to help put food on the table, for all of us. We help the world grow the food it needs.*Source: Agronomy JournalIMAGINE A WORLD WITH HALF AS MUCH FOOD.Without crop nutrients, that would be our reality. 50449924 Mosaic

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 The Five Star Youth of America Rangerettes held their annual awards banquet at the Amvets Post 60. More than 75 people attended the event. The youths had an exceptional year, winning top awards in state and regional competitions and at parades. They marched in five parades, attended two competitions, performed in three shows, and attended four parties sponsored by Amvets Post 60. Special thanks to everyone who helped and supported the youths this year.Five Star Youth Rangerettes honor great performers Breanna Wilson was named Outstanding Exclusive and Haloeigh Layport received the Coaches Award. Together they won the Regional Senior Duet Strut. PHOTOS PROVIDEDAubrey Roman was named Miss Five Star Youth of the Year. She is pictured with 2012 winner McKenna Shatney, left, and 2013 winner Tiany Mayeld. Tiany Mayeld earned the Leadership award, Michelle Fitzpatrick the Miss Fantastic Five Exclusive award, Seleste Bradshaw won Rangerette of the Year and Cynthia Ross the Exclusive of the Year. Anastasia Wilson won the Captians Award this year, along with McKenna Shatney. McKenna Shatney was presented the Twirler of the Year award, Kerena Robinson the Showmanship award and Sadie McCorkle the Sportsmanship award for the year. Parade Majorette Queens for 2014 are, from left, Marina Morales, Adrianna Bradshaw and Hailey David. Savannah Crites was awarded the Most Improved Youth of the Year. The Miss Rangerette award was presented to Yazmine Aguilar and Junior Miss Rangerette to Soa Aguilar for their outstanding dedication and participation. Both girls won top awards for their show routines and essays. The Five Star Youth present the Amvets Post 60 a certicate of appreciation for their support this year, not only for the Rangerettes but all youth in the community. They held a Back to School Party, Haunted House and Halloween party, Christmas Party, Easter party, and hosted their awards banquet. Receiving the certicate is Amvet member Sarah DeFeo, pictured with Five Star members, from left, Adrianna Bradshaw, Abby Avant, Emily Avant and Michelle Fitzpatrick. Outstanding Rangerettes of the Year are, from left, Angel Wilson, Alexis Phillips, Emmenity McNear, Tylonda Evans, and Abby and Emily Avant. Not pictured are Brianna Wilson, Hannah Jacobson, Serena Robinson, Nyjayla Butler and JaKeriona Butler. Ur L:,PAW AMVETSSIIrVrrtxerol gYli ..-t et, IM ?, P'YfVlf4n, "31=SYOU r t allN911, ,141M( !O INIII? ?E?+? ? 1K ?Y -VnYluu; WNBU" AMVETS.Ie lnt e?nuu ''AxYl[n n r?+NOC //it} 191 r/,IIUM UrUIN 6(IV.?+ I `? Inel1ISUII.?I ?l { .. AII? O A 1 :1? 9 wWELC.CSf 4WAMVET?G a f y ?fJ1ES YOUa ?R1 1 .. IMVETSELCOMES YOUdyn I ?9.+.n?r.lk??il\ V..JAt'1-1 VI)_ 4? Aigg-.? rrehl'??ie Iit .`?1, ? 2 f ,B i-T-Tr.,Ilk !b ?51? rtY

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SKILLED TRADES2050 IMMEDIA TE OPENINGS TRUCK DRIVER CONCRETE FINISHERS Expd in flat work/curbs/gutters and able to finish behind curb machine. LABORER/ROLLER OPERATOR for road crew For well-established construction company. Excellent pay and benefits. Apply in person 3801 N. Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34234. Or send resume to JobsAtDerr@gmail.com EOE DFWP MECHANIC NEEDED FT, Expe rienced ONL Y Need Apply Email Resume to: wendy@ fishbranchtreefarm.com No Phone Calls Please GENERAL2100 LAWN MAINT CO. Interviewing P/T to start. For mowing/trimming operator. 2 yrs experience r equired in zero turn mowers & trimming. Must have own vehicle. No Felonies 863-558-7229 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-2013-CA-000140 DIVISION: 02 EVERBANK Plaintiff, v. STEVE A. SMITH A/K/A STEVE SMITH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF STEVE A. SMITH A/K/A STEVE SMITH; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF STEVE A. SMITH A/K/A STEVE SMITH, 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 TO:ALL OTHER UNKNOWN P ARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS 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 NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in De Soto County, Florida: LOT 73, ELLER AND TURNER ESTATE, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTA COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 78. This property is located at the Street address of: 1306 S.E. Vermont Ave, Arcadia, Florida 34266 NOTICE OFACTION3116 YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before September 7, 2014 a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs Attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on July 29, 2014 MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE COURT By:/s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk **IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE 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 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 8/7/14 & 8/14/14 296930 3070995 Notice of Intent to Demolish Structures by DeSoto County The structure(s) located at: 2808 SE AMI DRIVE, 04-38-250078-0000-0090 have been deemed to be dilapidated structures by the DeSoto County Building Official per DeSoto County Ordinance No 2000-11 (Demolition and Removal of Dilapidated Structures). The Owner or other interested parties for the said structure are hereby notified that the County of DeSoto, Florida, will proceed to have the structure(s) demolished (30) thirty days from the date of this Notice if said structure is not substantially repaired or demolished and debris removed from the property by this date. A lien will be placed against the property to recover all cost of the demolitions and r emoval of debris. If, as a result of this Notice, the Owner of the structure wishes to repair the structure, notice is hereby given that the repairs must be made only after acquiring the appropriate permits. If, as a result of this Notice, the Owner of the structure wishes to demolish the structure, notice is hereby given that the demolition must be done only after acquiring the appropriate permit. To request an extension of time, the Owner must contact the Building Official, Lester Hornbake at 863-993-4811 within 30 days of the date of this notice. An affected Owner has the right to seek judicial relief from this action. The affected Owner should file the appropriate Petition in the court of the jurisdiction within (30) days of this notice. PUBLISHED 8/7/14 & 8/14/14 372697 3072135 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14-2013-CA-000250-CAAX-MA GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff, vs. NANCY R. DICKIE, et al. Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF NANCY DICKIE, DECEASED YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, 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 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 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. 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Arcadian | Page 20 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 NOTICE OFACTION3116 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 W HO MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST IN THE ESTATE OF REUBEN HUWITZ A /K/A RUEBEN HURWITZ, DECEASED AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES, 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. Y OU 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 A venue, Suite 100, Boca Raton, Florida 33487 on or before A ugust 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. W ITNESS 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 Employ Classified! 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 Y OU 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 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 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 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2014CA000071AXMA Division No. ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST FRANKLIN G. MILLER, DECEASED, WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-PROPERTY TO: FRANKLIN GARY MILLER, WHOSE ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS 24497 HARBORVIEW ROAD, PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA 33980 DEBORAH KALMES AIKEN, WHOSE ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS 130 S. LUTHER A VE, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Residence unknown and if living, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her r espective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: Lot 17 of CUL-DE-SAC ESTATES, an unrecorded plat also being described as: The S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 3, Township 37, South, Range 24 East, of Desoto County, Florida. (Subject to a 25 foot road easement on the east side). more commonly known as 6143 NW Cul De Sac Road, Arcadia, Florida 34266 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiffs attorney, GILBERT GARCIA GROUP, P.A., whose address is 2005 Pan Am Circle, Suite 110, T ampa, Florida 33607, on or before 30 days after date of first publication and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 31 day of July, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic DESOTO County, Florida By:/s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons in need of a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding shall, within seven (7) days prior to any proceeding, contact the Administrative Office of the Court, DeSoto County, 115 E Oak Street Room 201 Arcadia Florida 34266, County Phone: _________________ via Florida Relay Service. PUBLISHED 8/7/14 & 8/14/14 109440 3071422 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14-2014-CA-000203-CAAX-MA U.S. BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF LEHMAN ABS MANUFACTURED HOUSING CONTRACT SENIOR/SUBORDINATE ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATE TRUST, SERIES 2001-B, Plaintiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF EDWINA CHILDRESS, DECEASED; LISA CLONINGER, HEIR; JAMES HOBBS, HEIR; DION HOBBS, HEIR; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DION HOBBS, HEIR; CAVALRY PORTFOLIO SERVICES, LLC; MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT NOTICE OFACTION3116 UNION; CRESTPOINTE FINANCIAL CORP; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, TRUSTEES OF EDWINA CHILDRESS, DECEASED; CRESTPOINTE FINANCIAL CORP Whose address is/are unknown. YOU ARE HEREBY required to file your answer or written defenses, 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 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: BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORDIA; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES WEST ALONG WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 104.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 82 DEGREES 32 MINUTES EAST, 290.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES EAST 104.0 FEET TO NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT; THENCE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST ALONG SAID NORTH LINE 290.0 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. LESS DRAINAGE EASEMENT ON NORTH SIDE. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 1, QUAIL HOLLOW ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION AND BEGIN THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES WEST ALONG WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 104.0 FEET TO THE POINTOF-BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE 104.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 82 DEGREES 32 MINUTES EAST, 290.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES EAST, 104.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST, 290.0 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. LESS DRAINAGE EASEMENT ON NORTH SIDE. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 2, QUAIL HOLLOW ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. AND BEGIN AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES WEST ALONG WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 208.0 FEET TO THE POINTOF-BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE 104.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 82 DEGRES 32 MINTUES EAST 290.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 24 MINUTES EAST, 104,0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 82 DEGREES 32 MINUTES WEST, 290.0 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. LESS DRAINAGE EASEMENT ON NORTH SIDE. ALSO KNOWN AS LOT 3, QUAIL HOLLOW ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED SUBDIVISION. To include a: 1999 CRES, VIN FLA14613887A and 0076191488 1999 CRES, VIN FLA14613887B and 0076191489 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 NOTICE OFACTION3116 25th day of July, 2014. Clerk of the Circuit Court By /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 8/7/14 & 8/14/14 107236 3072481 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2010 CA 000172 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM H MCCLELLAND; GLADYS MCCLELLAND; UNKNOWN TENANT(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 7th day of July, 2014, and entered in Case No. 2010 CA 000172, of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM H MCCLELLAND; GLADYS MCCLELLAND and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall 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, 11:00 AM on the 26th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, BLOCK A, OF RICHARDS HALF ACRES, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, P AGE 40, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 4th day of August, 2014. By: /s/ Jessica Bridges, Esq. Bar: 90922 Published 8/7/14, 8/14/14 107507 3071973 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 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 MEADOWS OF ARCADIA, AN UNRECORDED PLAT MORE PA RTICULARLY 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. 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 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 OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No.2013CA000695AXMA NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. RADELL, THOMAS, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2013CA000695AXMA of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida, wherein, NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC D/B/A CHAMPION MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, and, RADELL, THOMAS, et. al., are Defendants, clerk will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 115 OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266 www.desotoclerk.com, at the hour of 11:OO A.M., on the 28th day of August, 2014, the following described property: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED P ARCEL OF LAND SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. LOT 130 OF PINE CREEK ACRES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT ALSO BEING DESCRIBED AS: THE N 1/2 OF THE SW 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 OF THE SW 1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST. SUBJECT TO A 33 FOOT EASEMENT ALONG THE WEST SIDE OF PROPERTY FOR ROAD, DRAINAGE AND UTILITIES. 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 31 day of July, 2014. GREENSPOON MARDER, P.A. TRADE CENTRE SOUTH, SUITE 700 100 WEST CYPRESS CREEK ROAD FORT LAUDERDALE, FL 33309 T elephone: (954) 343 6273 Hearing Line: (888) 491-1120 Facsimile: (954) 343 6982 Email 1: alyssa.neufeld@gmlaw.com Email 2: gmforeclosure@gmlaw.com By: Alyssa Neufeld, Esq. Florida Bar No. 109199 33585.0365 IMPORTANT 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 y ou, to the provision of NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 certain assistance. Please contact the Clerk of the Courts disability coordinator at DESOTO COUNTY JURY OFFICE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, 863-993-4876. at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. PUBLISHED 8/7/14 & 8/14/14 146548 3071090 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.: 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 1

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The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 21 | Arcadian NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 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. Y OU 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 A LL 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, A RCADIA, 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. W ITNESS 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, A r cadia, 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 TENA NTS/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 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 NORTHW EST 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 NOTICE OFSALE3130 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 ADVERTISE! 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 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 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14CA172 THE FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA Plaintiff, vs. TONY M. JONES, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a UNIFORM FINAL JUDGMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE dated July 28, 2014, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 A.M. on September 2, 2014, the following described property as set forth in UNIFORM FINAL JUDGMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE, to wit: The East 1/2 of Lot 29 and All of Lot 30, Block 5, Tier 4, A.W. Gilchrists East End Addition to Arcadia, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 27, and Plat Book C5, Page 48, Public Records of De Soto County, Florida. Parcel Id: 31-37-25-0016-40500290 Commonly known as: 1215 NE Hickory Street, Arcadia, FL 34266 Dated this 31 day of July 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC, Clerk of Court By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk f you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, telephone: (863) 993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Copies furnished to all parties. PUBLISHED 8/7/14 & 8/14/14 308190 3071100 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-2014-CC-000068 THE FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA Plaintiff, vs. SCOTT DOUGLAS LEE, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a UNIFORM FINAL JUDGMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE dated July 28, 2014, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 A.M. on September 2, 2014, the following described property as set forth in UNIFORM FINAL JUDGMENT OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE, to wit: Lot 10, ORANGE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page(s) 81, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida. TOGETHER WITH a 1967 NAM Double-Wide Mobile Home (VIN #E502032693A and E502032693B). 0. Parcel Id: 12-38-24-0262-00000100 Commonly known as: 2433 SW Hillsborough Avenue, Arcadia, FL 34266 Dated this 31 day of July 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC, Clerk of Court By: /S/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Jury Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, teleNOTICE OFSALE3130 phone: (863) 993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Copies furnished to all parties. PUBLISHED 8/7/14 & 8/14/14 308190 3071092 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 COMPUTERSERVICE5053 P .C. SolutionsComputer repairs, sales, networking, Dell Registered Patner 863-491-0497 mike@pcsolutionsco.com Classified = Sales MISCELLANEOUS5230 BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE 863-375-4056 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 BUNK BED Full on top, twin on bottom $275 863-558-0666 FURNITURE6035 HORSE SHOE Shape patio set 5 piece w/cusions $175 863-4943652 NIGHT STAND 2 drawer all wood $30 863-494-3652 Sofa Large Dark Blue $25 863494-1171 ELECTRONICS6038 NINTENDO WII 2 controllers, 2 nunchucks, 1 steering wheel & approx 15 top games $150 863558-0666 ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES6070 VINTAGE SARLO Self Propelled, High Wheel Mower, 8hp. Briggs & Stratton $350 863-993-0782 MEDICAL6095 Adult Potty Chair $25 863-4941171 CLASSIFIED ADSSELL HOVEROUND New, never used. Org. $2495 asking $1,100 cash 941-766-1530 LAWN & GARDEN6160 BLACK ABS-PVC Irrigation Pipes 6-10dia. X 20ft Make Offer U Load, U Haul. 863-993-0782 MISCELLANEOUS6260 34 OLD Pennies Collector 1909 $300 for set 863-832-2801 PHOENIX BICYCLE Classic Mens 26. Was in storage 30+ yrs. 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LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, do not deny yourself some pleasure, especially if you have been putting in a lot of work and effort to attain your goals. Enjoy a little down time when you can. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you cherish your time with friends and family this week, spending as many free moments with them as possible. In the coming days, carve out some alone time for yourself. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, you are no stranger to meeting other peoples demands, but you need to be very firm about what you want right now. Work with others but make your opinions known as well. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, your intensity helps you get through some dicult projects in the weeks ahead. Be sure to make some time for rest and relaxation once your projects are nished. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, there is a lot more going on in your life now than meets the eye. Moves that you make could be crucial to your success, so do your best to make sure you make the right choices. 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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 maxed out credit cards, tapped friends and family for help, and just as they believed there was light at the end of the tunnel, their hopes were not just dashed, but pounded into countless shards. All the documentation they had amassed along the way, all the steps taken to prepare for the eventual adoption, everything was lost. The agency apparently was a sham, the assistant stealing from them, and they were back to square one.The process of rebuildingIt took another year to bring all the paperwork together again, tracking down necessary signatures, applying for Visas. And in the meantime, Shasta kept making regular trips to Haiti to visit with the kids, whom she already thought of as her own, and continue with the aid work that was her mission in the troubled country. Finally, she thought she was almost there ... but there were issues getting Visas for the kids. And that other pesky problem nances. A generous, anonymous donor came through to help us, she said, arranging for a skilled lawyer to help her through the last part of the legal maze. Two weeks ago, she was nally able to go this time, to bring the kids back. On the eve of their departure, Chris and Shasta were making last minute preparations, getting bedrooms ready for the two children, hanging photos of them and their Haitian friends on their walls, and checking the list of essentials. They arrived in Haiti, only to nd that a critical machine that is used by the United States to create Visas all over the world, was broken. No one was getting Visas. It caused a crisis in China, but for Shasta it was just one more hurdle in the four years of roadblocks shed already met. Finally, the machine was back in business on Monday, but Tuesday was a holiday in Haiti. And on holidays, nothing happens. They could not even make plane reservations until they had Visas, because they needed Visas for the kids to be able to y. All they could do is what they had been doing for four years ... wait.The trip homeFinally, on Thursday they had Visas in hand, plane tickets expensive, last-minute tickets in hand, and the family headed home at last. They were greeted at the Miami airport by friends and the other Grimes chil dren, who had been making welcome home banners on the drive over from Arcadia. They had talked with Wanna and Fritzson on the phone but had never met in person until that moment. Finally, after the drive back from Miami, they arrived at their home in Arcadia, the end of a long, exhausting, four-year journey and the start of a new life for the children. A week after getting settled in, they are making themselves at home. Shasta is taking them to Vacation Bible School where they had a chance to sing and dance and mingle with other kids. Theyve been enrolled in DeSoto County Schools and are getting ready with some new school clothes and supplies. Destiny says she loves having a new sister ... but admits it can be a little chal lenging too. Wanna, with a million dollar smile and great fashion sense, is enjoying having a sister to rely on. One of Fritzsons rst steps was to try on every single pair of shoes given to him. Shoes are often rare for children in Haiti. Shastas father had prepared Christmas in July for the homecoming, with a tree and lots of presents for the kids to open. The kids will be learning English, as they speak mostly Creole, although Wanna knows a fair bit of English, spoken with a charming island lilt. They had exposure at the orphanage to English-language movies as well as aid workers. (Fritzson, in fact, is quite a fan of Batman.) Did she ever feel like giving up? A number of times, Shasta said. Almost every day last year after I thought wed be bringing them home for sure, only to have our hopes dashed. But many people helped her along the way, donating cash, plane tickets and other assistance so that the stars nally aligned and she was able to bring them home. Just this week, she was showing Fritzson a photo of his biological father, saying thats your father. But Fritzson said, No, then pointed toward Chris and said, my daddy. That lls my heart to hear him say that, said Shasta.HOMEFROM PAGE 2 Shasta Grimes shares a million-dollar smile with her new daughter Wanna. Destiny Grimes is bonding with her new sister, Wanna. Destiny says its exciting to have a sister but takes some adjustment, too. Chris Grimes and his son Christopher take a break in the familiys kitchen the night before Chris and Shasta will leave for Haiti. Chris made some last-minute xes to prepare bedrooms for their new children; for his part, Christopher is ready to welcome his new brother wearing a Batman shirt, Fritzsons favorite character.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comWanna, left, Destiny, Shasta and Fritzson look over some new school supplies theyve just received. The two children from Haiti are enrolled in DeSoto schools and will start classes in less than two weeks; this week theyve been attending Vacation Bible School at Pine Level United Methodist Church. A few days before the children arrive from Haiti, Christopher Grimes lies on the pull-out trundle bed he will share with his new brother Fritzson, who is a huge fan of Batman. Chris topher and Fritzson are about the same age; Fritzson has the top bunk. Fritzson is literally rolling on the oor laughing after showing a fake spider. The two children from Haiti arrived in the United States a week ago as new members of the Grimes family. Wanna investigates some school supplies in her gift bag. She has great fashion sense and is enjoying having a sister near her age. The children will start school in less than two weeks. Shasta Grimes helps Fritzson examine some things in his back-to-school gift bag. Shasta and her husband, Chris, have been working for four years to adopt Fritzson and his sister, Wanna, and nally brought them back to the U.S. last week. Destiny looks on as Wanna pinches Shasta Grimes dimples. The two girls are about the same age and now have adjoining rooms decorated in pink and purple. M11l. '5 .f.?---tee=--

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The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 23 | Arcadian Underwood reported some of the water lines dated to 1911, noting they were in pretty good shape for their age. Had it not been for the rainwater sluicing down the trench, the lines might have held. The city responded quickly, with various people arriving on scene in the wee hours of the morning. But when a second line break was reported, and then a third, city workers were spread thin. In addition, Slaughter said, they discovered a pump that was not functioning as it should have, as well as tools that seemed to be missing from a city truck (which turned out not to be missing, but were not in their proper places and thus could not be located). We learned a lot from those episodes, City Administrator Tom Slaughter said on Tuesday. We hadnt planned on more than one incident. Along with responding to repair the break, city staff also had to reroute trafc and notify residents. He admits the notication process did not go as smoothly or quickly as it should have. We do not have a Code Red system, Slaughter said, such as the Sheriffs Ofce has to notify people of emergencies based on location. He was not sure whether the city could have asked DCSO to help, but will examine that as they review the responses. Some people complained on Facebook that they didnt receive a boil-water notice, or they received it late, and some felt they did not get prompt notice that the problems had been xed. As of early this week, all repairs have been made and the water is safe to use without boiling. Meanwhile, the city and FDOT may end up squaring off over who was responsible for the breaks in the rst place, as the Hickory Street project is a state job. Slaughter said, We expect the State to pay us for the costs we incurred responding to this. Slaughter noted a Local Mitigation Strategy meeting has been set for next week to review the local plan for responding to emergencies, which could include episodes such as water line breaks as well as oods, hurricanes or res. The meeting is at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Emergency Operations Center, 2200 N.E. Roan St. It is open to the public. These incidents showed several parts of the city worked cooperatively to respond, Slaughter said. (Marshal) Matt Anderson of the Police Department acted as the incident commander and took steps to reroute trafc, and to notify the press and DCSO. City workers pitched in to stop the leaks and get notices out. But we will be reviewing our actions and see how we could improve next time.WATERFROM PAGE 3 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comTorrential rains eroded soil in an open work trench along West Hickory Street, causing the asphalt at Manatee Street to cave in and breaking water lines. Two other water line breaks occurred abobut the same time, stretching city sta thin in response. An open work trench along West Hickory Street lled with rainwater and caused soil erosion, leading to a broken water pipe. 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! 471015 Collectively, were determined to Lose 2 Win! Debbie Dunn-Rankin .25 cent David Dunn-Rankin $2 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 9 Weight Loss 58 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 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 County Commissioner Bob Miller .50 cent 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 Jackie Tucker .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! 277 335 WEEK #9 LOSE 2 WIN! R44rI? _Ii tom-/ I ? 'yf0

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, August 7, 2014 Steve loved living in Arcadia. The city and its citizens gave him a great quality of life for the past four years, for which his family is grateful. Stapp was preceded in death by his father, John Welton Stapp, in 1995. He is survived by his mother, Reba Winkles Stapp of Abilene, Texas, his sister, Dr. Eloise Stapp Hughes (husband Jim) of Missouri City, Texas and his brother Dr. John Phillip Stapp (wife Pam) of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; niece Sara Elizabeth Hughes; nephews Lt. Commander John David Hughes (wife Chelsea), Mark Thomas Hughes (wife Kathy and children Benjamin and Madilyn), Daniel McCoy Stapp (wife Heather) STAPPFROM PAGE 10 and David Michael Stapp (wife Kayla) and numerous friends and associates. A private memorial service will be held in Abilene, Texas at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Steve asked that donations in his memory be sent to the Arcadia Rodeo Foundation. to him. I think youre trying to get too deep, I said, urging him to think of himself as a new believer. After hearing of his fruitless search in trying to nd some spiritual secret, I felt he needed to return to the basics of faith, refreshing himself in the simplicity of the Gospel. This proved to be exactly what he needed. Weeks later I heard him sharing his newfound victory with other ministers and telling them how it had come about. What the supposed spiritual secrets could not do was accomplished through a return to the simple message of Christ and His love. Often I have been asked why there are so many long names in the Bible. Dont blame God, I always reply. He started us off with an easy one: Adam. The long names are the work of parents. And thats the way it is with the life of faith. God has made it easy and people have made it difcult. He has offered a personal walk with Himself through faith and we have allowed this wonderful walk to become complicated by supposed secrets for happiness and peace that can be marketed for a price. Think of the hymns that have endured: Amazing Grace, The Old Rugged Cross, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, to name a few. These, and many like them, are uncomplicated expressions of childlike faith. Joni Eareckson Tada, paralyzed since she was 17 from a swimming accident, yet helpful to so many through her books and other ministries, said it well: Christianity isnt all that complicated its Jesus. Faith is refreshed in His love. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.net.FAITHFROM PAGE 10 PHOTO PROVIDEDThe DeSoto Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and several past board members were honored to acknowledge James Jimmy Earnests retirement during Thursdays board meeting. Jimmy provided 39 years of dedicated and loyal service to DMH, and will truly be missed by his second family at DMH. From left: Former board member Bill Hackney, DMH CEO Vince Sica, Jimmy Earnest, DMH Board Chairwoman Janie Watson, and former board members Kathryn Hill and Tony Guidry.DMH honors retiree at meeting 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! 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