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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, September 18, 2014 24 pages / 50 cents2 ARRESTS IN MURDER CASEReece Sturgis and Derrick Lovett were nabbed in connection with May homicide. PAGE 8 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........23 THROUGH THE LENS: Barry Tarleton shares his story shooting video on the sidelines of history ............ 2 STEVE YUSKO: Former crossing guard was known to many .............................................. 10 LITTLE PEARLS: New reading group is starting for young girls ........................................... 12 INSIDE Like us on Facebook Remembering the day the world changed forever ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANDeSoto County Fire Rescue reghters and paramedics posed with the large U.S. ag in the background following the conclusion of the 9/11 ceremony Thursday at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park. Turn to page 12 for more photos.The Arcadia City Council took its rst step toward ofcially setting the citys 2014-15 millage and budget, approving both in separate 4-1 votes Tuesday night. The council adopted a tentative millage rate of 8.8195, a slight increase from the current rate of 8.6694. One mill equals $1 of tax on every $1,000 of taxable value. Deputy Mayor Joe Fink opposed the increase, saying he could not support any potential tax increase. I notice we are voting to adopt the rollback rate, which we said wed only use as a last resort because it was going to give us the same amount of money as last year, he said. I voted against putting it on the Truth In Millage notice because I said once its put in wed be working off that gure and eventually adopting it, and with that in mind I dont believe I can vote to raise the millage. There was no further discussion, and the council voted to approve the millage rate. Finance Director Beth Carsten said the tentative budget number for 201415 is $11,193,822.86, with a total reserve of approximately $1.2 million. Although complimenting the job Carsten and city staff did in preparing the budget, Fink said the council failed to address several areas of concern. I worry that weve left far too many things unattended that we have said over the course of the last year or so that we were going to attend to, he said. For example, the golf course I think we were all in sync last year that it needed to prove itself and become a money-making venture. With that in mind its not, its a break-even venture. I think we need to have other options available other than saying were going to take another look at it down the road. Fink said by taking little action on the budget, the council had failed to project a leadership role in the process. This is staffs budget presented to us, but sometimes we forget that the minute we adopt it then it becomes our budget, and the scal security or insecurity of the city falls on us, he said. Mayor Alice Frierson said she agreed with most of Finks concerns, but said during recent budget workshops no one on the council spoke up to address the issues. I mentioned the golf course, and no one said anything about it, she said. I did, Fink responded. But you werent against it, Frierson said.City adopts tentative budget, millageBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORCITY | 11 )IAN11/ k.RRr_lfw
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Arcadian | Page 2 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 If you have a problem with home delivery, please call our office at 863-494-2434 before 10 a.m. so we can correct it for you.Arcadian Publisher .............................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DESOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434tjewell@sun-herald.com jbierman@sun-herald.com108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266 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 Almost everyone has seen the video from September 11, 2001, showing the moment when White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer leans over to tell President George W. Bush that a second plane hit the World Trade Center in New York. At 9:03 a.m., the moment United Airlines ight 175 barrels into the South Tower of the World Trade Center, Bush is reading My Pet Goat to a classroom full of second graders at Booker Elementary School in Sarasota. In the video the only one that exists of those fateful moments Fleischer leans over and whispers into the Presidents ear. Bushs face changes almost imperceptibly. He calmly nishes reading the page he was on, and then is swiftly escorted out of the classroom. After delivering a brief televised message to the nation, he is whisked away. That video of Bush in the classroom was made by photojournalist Barry Bear Tarleton. At the time, he was working for the Fox 13 station in Sarasota, and he was the only one in the classroom taping the President and the students at that terrible moment. Tarleton, who now lives in DeSoto County, said he was simultaneously hearing the Fox 13 newsfeed through an earbud the same instant the President learned of the terrorist attack. I was trying to hold my camera steady on my shoulder as I realized, at that instant, the world as we knew it changed forever. He keeps the press pass from that day in a frame, and he took it with him to attend DeSoto Countys 9/11 commemoration. After that day, Tarleton continued to work in TV news, nally retiring after 30 years in the business. It was a job he was never formally trained to do. The young man who just lucked into his rst position behind a camera could never have envisioned he would be making such an important video 16 years later. Starting outIn 1985, Tarleton, originally from Connecticut, saw an ad for an entry-level camera position at a TV station in Fort Pierce, Florida. Although he had no formal training and had only made videos as a hobby, he applied. He as hired on the spot. And immediately, someone led him to this big, huge camera with a big black and white viewnder. Before he knew it, he was going live ... and he had zero experience operating a camera like that. They must have needed someone badly, he said, but somehow he muddled through it not without error, but learning every step of the way. Within three months he was named Floor Director, and he found he loved the work. It came naturally, and it changed every day, he said. I never realized you could do this as a job. He began hanging out with the Master Control Operator to learn another job in the studio, who soon taught Tarleton how to take over if necessary. Before long, he too became a Master Control Operator. He moved to another station where he worked four days a week, and during the other three days I shadowed a news photographer to learn how to do that. Soon he was hired as a full-time news photographer for the ABC station in Sarasota, and worked his way up to Chief News Photographer. Tarleton spent a good part of his career covering sports all kinds, but mainly football. He traveled with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for seven years. He covered home games, ew on private charters with the team, and sat down to dinner with the players. He has an impressive collection of sideline and eld passes from dozens of games, including some coveted Super Bowl passes. His work was included in the ABC Wide World of Sports. Hes covered ve presidents (Reagan, both Bushes, Clinton and Obama), hurricanes and several space shuttles, and hes interviewed astronauts. But Tarleton also covered hard news stories, too. A a rookie photographer in 1987, he covered Pope John Paul IIs visit with President Reagan in Miami. All the seasoned photographers knew where to go, but I didnt, he said. So there he was, standing by the stage, and he was the only one who caught video of a Cuban immigrant who had been hiding under the stage. The man was found to be armed and was taken away by police. He shot images of the unfolding Twigg/Mays baby swap. He was also there to lm James Richardson on the day he walked out of prison after 20plus years. Tarleton also covered the Ray family when the DeSoto County School District refused to allow the Ray brothers who had hemophilia and were HIV-positive from blood transfusions to attend county schools. I remember seeing people in this county lined up as they passed, and they were yelling and cursing and spitting on them, and I swore to myself I would never come back to DeSoto County. He recalled sitting with the family in a local restaurant and no one would wait on them, so they left. Tarletons scrapbooks include some news accounts of the Rays saga, and he has the red ribbon the symbol for HIV/AIDS that the eldest boy, Ricky, was wearing on the day he died.The emotional burdenAs a news photographer, we saw death and destruction every day. We never got any psychological counseling for that. Tarleton covered many notorious cases, including the unthinkable rape and murder of Carlie Brucia. In 2004, the 11-year-old girl was abducted from behind a car wash, caught in a eeting moment on security video. In his work, he followed the case closely, and as a photojournalist it was his job to keep his own opinions and emotions under wraps. Police had counseling, emergency responders did, but for people like Tarleton who were steeped in the horrors of real life, no help was offered. Constant exposure can numb you to the pain and bitterness that comes from mans inhumanity ... or it can make you appreciate how fragile life really is and give you a renewed drive to make things better where you can. My way to cope with it all was to pay it forward, Tarleton said. So every chance he had, he would talk to kids, welcome them into his production truck and teach them about his job. Thats what I was put on earth to do, he said. Now retired, hes still paying it forward. An avid Harley owner, he Barry Tarleton: On the sidelines of historyBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANBarry Tarleton poses with the framed press pass he had for Trip of The President To Sarasota, Florida, Tuesday, September 11, 2001 on behalf of Fox 13. His was the only video of President Bush reading to children when he learned of the terrorist attacks.SIDELINES | 13 471203 PUBLIC NOTICE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING DESOTO COUNTY LOCAL COORDINATING BOARD TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED Will meet on September 24, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at 201 East Oak Street, Suite 103, Arcadia, Florida 34266 To obtain additional information concerning the meeting contact Peggy Waters, at (863) 993-4858 or E-mail p.waters@desotobocc.com HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE FACILITIES

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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 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 | ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER | GRITS & PIECES Dont turn safety over to governmentThe U.S. Forest Service was thoroughly mocked for a recent exhaustive article on the eve of National Roasted Marshmallow Day (Aug. 30), instructing Americans how to successfully toast a marshmallow without injuring themselves. The USFS also suggested replacing the chocolate with fruit and the graham cracker with angel food cake, in the name of nutrition. Why stop there? Why not replace the marshmallow with a Brussels sprout, and the re with a TV set? It would be safer, healthier. And absolutely ghastly. The truth is, safer is not always better. The article authors intentions were good, and the tips are recommendations, not codied into law at least, not yet but this is indicative of the troublesome trend of making health and safety paramount over every thing, including both freedom and enjoyment. Take, for example, motorcycle helmet laws. Yes, it is very dangerous to ride a motorcycle without a helmet. But do riders heads belong to the state? Shouldnt riders be able to decide for themselves? The fundamental argument for helmet laws is that the state pays some medical costs for riders injuries and, therefore, has an interest in keeping riders safe, but that rationale is an endless path. As taxpayers shoulder more and more health care costs, the state can claim that every decision that impacts health falls within their jurisdiction. America is fatter than ever, so we are seeing attempts to tax, ban or regulate soda. Can candy and snack foods be far behind? And guns? If it werent for that pesky Constitution, rearms would have been banned long ago. Parents in several states recently have been arrested and forced to ght for custody of their children, just for allowing their kids to walk to the neighborhood park to play. Sometimes, a safety concern doesnt even have to be proven; governments are rushing to regulate or ban e-cigarettes in spite of the fact that we do not yet even know whether they are a health danger or benet to smokers. Anything we are afraid of gives lawmakers the chance to grab a little more power, a little more money, impose another regulation, or look like defenders of the public good while picking economic winners and losers and, therefore, campaign contributions from the industries they target. However, ceding control of our lives to the state is just about the least-safe thing we could ever do. How many times at work have you heard, Safety is our rst priority? Dont believe it. If you work at a toy factory, the rst priority actually is making toys. If safety was really more important, they would close up shop and re you so you could go sit safely at home. | LETTER TO THE EDITORReader would miss peace and quietEditor: Thank you for printing the guest column by Robert Navin, Word Warrior and Friend of Horse Creek. Many of us will suffer losses to our way of life, personal and nancial, when Mosaics mine tears up the western end of the county. Last night I was lling a trough of water for my livestock, enjoying the quiet, when a very large ock of ibis ew low over my head. Gold light from the setting sun reected on them. The only sound was their wings. I enjoyed that beautiful moment, realizing that these times would end no quiet, no ibis, and possibly no water well. Good for you Bob. Remember David and Goliath, and know that words are more powerful than stones. Sarah Hollenhorst DeSoto CountyDeterence for delinquentsSpare the rod and spoil the child, the Bible tells us. This was personied and practiced during my childhood and in that of my children, and so far its being carried on into the next generation. I know this is a can of worms and I dont intend to polarize readers with my opinions on this, but rather I thought wed look at some alternatives to corporal punishment that could be just as effective and a whole lot more interesting. I saw on the news a few years ago back where an actress had chosen to punish her children by using hot sauce instead of spanking them. Thats right, a drop of Tabasco on their tongues seemed to go a long way with them, according to the report. I dont mind some hot sauce now that Im a lot older, but Im sure Id have opted to be horse-whipped and dragged behind the family car naked and through a sandspur patch rather than ingest any of that liquid hellre as a kid. That got me to thinking, which led to me making some notes, which led to this column. Why not present children with a choice of punishments, so they will at least have a variety and not get bored with the same old chastisement? I remember my daddy threatening me with, If you do such-and-such, Im gonna switch your legs till they bleed ice cream! Being a very young boy, as much as I loved ice cream, I dared not tempt fate to that degree. Im not sure why I never questioned how that actually worked. And I dont recall ever meeting any other kids whod bled ice cream. But it did make me ponder the real meaning behind that childhood chant, I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Spankings werent the only punishment my two daughters received. They were put on restriction, sent to their 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.The world is an unsafe place. Empowering the state with the endless and futile task of protecting us from all possible harm is a recipe for unlimited government and total surrender of personal freedom. As a society we must not succumb to the impulse to surrender so much of our personal responsibility for daily safety that we end up giving away our freedom out of fear. In America, safety is not our rst priority. Freedom is. The Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.)GRITS & PIECES | 17 1 ,v rc.AFlAiN PAN rtLuuSoYou2 EcftDS o(srrvusNEExiivu,st(r1G!t TAT61-Taa4D,gN-4.I81

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The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 5 | Arcadian Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a re. Thats the message behind this years Fire Prevention Week campaign, Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month! Along with reghters and safety advocates nationwide, DeSoto County Fire Rescue wants to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly. According to the latest National Fire Protection Association research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a re in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home re deaths resulted from res in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. In a re, seconds count, said Public Safety Chief Larry Taylor. Roughly half of home re deaths result from res reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert people to a re before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out. This years Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages: Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement. Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do. Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button. Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they dont respond properly. Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm Working smoke alarms save livesSUBMITTED B y DEP. CHIEF THOMAS MORANDESOTO CO. FIRE RESCUE PHOTO PROVIDEDWhen re strikes, early warning for everyone in the home is essential.ALARMS | 10 Do you or your family have a historic photograph, letter, diary, map, or story that helps to tell the history of our town and county? The DeSoto County Historical Society seeks submissions for their annual publication entitled Recollections: A Collection of Historical Photographs, Documents, Stories, Recipes, Sayings, and Other Memorabilia about Arcadia and DeSoto County, Florida. The deadline is Sept. 30. First published in 2009 and substantially revised in 2010, Recollections I initiated the series with articles about a 1906 postcard, Florida Cracker cures, Fort Ogdens May Day picnic, Rodeo Queen Delia Twiss, a Dorr Field identication badge, high school football rivalry, downtown service stations, Arcadias founding, Hicksons Funeral Home, and more. The late Spessard Stone author of Hardee County: Its Heritage and People wrote, The stories span a wide range from seven-year-old Steven Ames amusing How to Teach a Fish to Jump to the scientic in two contributions by John Arvine Reynolds . Recollections I grants us a gratifying insight into the people and history of DeSoto County. Read his review online at http://freepages.genealogy. rootsweb.ancestry.com/~crackerbarrel/Recollections.html Stones article about James Mitchell Acrefoot Johnson, who walked to deliver the mail between Fort Ogden and Fort Meade, was published in Recollections II along with a rare photograph. In addition, Kay Harvin, author of Amazingly True Dog Tales from A to Z, summarizes the life of Acrefoots famous son, Guy Rattlesnake Johnson. Other stories feature the Smith-Brown School library, alligators, the Arcadia Dodgers, Tin Can Tourists, Liverpool, a history of phosphate mining, and more. Stones review of Recollections II is available online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~crackerbarrel/RecollectionsII.html.Historical Society seeks photos, diaries, memorabiliaBy CAROL MAHLERDESOTO COUNTY HISTORIAL SOCIETY MEMORABILIA | 10 5643 Clark Rd., Sarasota Next to Dunkin Donuts @ I-75, exit 205 Go2dental@comcast.net 487143 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 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 .J O,'` tel. \ `jv I'f ` e ".111 IOleo0o, 01000 0#00 0 #4I ,II I I001000,/lI i ?4z 000 0#10SON \oe4 0

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Arcadian | Page 6 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 NOTE: All phone numbers are in Area Code 863 unless stated otherwise. TODAY Fall Citrus Growers Round Table will take place 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Bright Hour Ranch, 2100 SE Bright Hour Grade. The topic is field observations and citrus grower discussion from July Brazilian trip by Dr. Futch, including HLB management strategies. Call Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Assoc. for details. Peace River Audubon holds its first general meeting of the season starting at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.lm., at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. Speaker Charlie Ewell will discuss shorebird identification and the Lee County Bird patrol. For information call Jim Knoy at 303-868-8337 or visit www.PeaceRiverAudubon.org. South Florida State College will hold a pre-engineering information session from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 18, in Room 138/150, Dr. Norman L. Stephens Jr. Health and Science Education Center, Highlands Campus. The All Faiths Food Bank will deliver free food to those in need at 7th Day Adventist Church, 2865 SE Ami Drive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays Sept. 18, Oct. 16, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18. DeSoto Cares, a community group dedicated to searching out homelessness needs and solutions, meets on the first and third Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at the Housing Authority Conference Room. For details, call Rev. Ted Hanus at 993-3435. USDA Commodities Distribution takes place at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2867 Ami Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You qualify if you receive Medicaid, Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, or are eligible based on income. Recipients must fill out a form each time to demonstrate qualification. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, 2200 Roan St., Arcadia. Anyone interested may attend. Talk in for the meetings is at 147.180+ DARC repeater. Family Safety Alliance for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties, sponsored by Department of Children and Families, meets at 4 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at Lakewood Ranch Northern Trust Banks community room, 6320 Venture Drive, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call Kerri Gibson at 941-316-6129. DeSoto County Historical Society Research Library is open in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except for the second Thursday of the month), and by appointment. The John Morgan Ingraham House is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, except the second Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m. Sign-in 4:50 p.m. Enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Temple Beth El North Port Jewish Center, 33840 South Biscayne Drive, North Port,hosts an American Contract Bridge League every Thursday, at 1 p.m. at the temple. The cost is $6 per session. We will be participating in The Common Game.For reservations call Shelli Wetherson at 941-497-7184. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. For information, call Curtis Clark at 244-2884 or Sandra Elmore at 352-476-8520. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. FRIDAY U.S. Representative Tom Rooneys staff will host mobile office hours in Arcadia on Friday, Sept. 19 to meet with anyone who needs assistance with federal agencies. They can assist with VA, Social Security and other agencies on a first-come, first-served basis. They will be at the DeSoto County Board of Commissioners meeting room from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. MAPP committee and VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) meet at 9 a.m. third Fridays at the Family Service Center, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents Friday Night Live with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrust drive-through). For information, call 244-4341. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY DeSoto County Annual Rabbit and Poultry Sale takes place 8-11 a.m. Sept. 20 at DeSoto Co. Fairgrounds, 100 Heard St. For details call Cindy Kinard (poultry) at 990-2324 or Jaime Dixon (rabbits) at Jbunny923@aol.com. Little Pearls Book Club, for girls ages 8-10, meets from 12:30-2 p.m. every third Saturday of the month at the DeSoto County Library. Each month, a book with real-life themes will be chosen for discussion, and activities will aid the discussion and comprehension. For details, call 244-8482 or email thepreciouspearlsproject@gmail.com. 20th Annual Florida Cattlemens Association Quality Replacement Heifer Sale at 1 p.m. Sept. 19, Arcadia Stockyard 2719 Earnest St. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accom panied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY Venture Crew 39 will hold an open house for Boy Scouts of America, for Co-Ed boys and girls ages 14-20, to visit and join Crew 39. 6-8 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Scout House, 701 W. Oak St. (next to the Girl Scout House). Learn about high adventures such as camping, hiking, tower climbing, COPE, kayaking, canoeing, team-building activities, and Leadership Skills. For more information, call Julie Price at 244-1113. Telephone Reassurance and Friendly Visitors available to those over 55 and homebound. Phone Senior Friendship Centers at 863-494-5965 to sign up for these free services, staffed by trained volunteers who have had background screenings. Phone also if interested in becoming a volunteer for either program. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity Group meets at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70) at 8 p.m. Sunday. MONDAY Alzheimers Support Group every 2nd Sat. & 4th Mon. at Arcadia Oaks ALF. 11 am, complimentary lunch. DeSoto County Historical Society board meets at 5:30 p.m. fourth Mondays monthly at the Ingraham Seed House on W. Gibson St., Arcadia. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every fourth Monday at 5 p.m. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. All are welcome. A women-only G.I.R.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-4267655 or visit www.district13soflal-anon.org. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. TUESDAY The All Faiths Food Bank will deliver free food to those in need at Nocatee Elementary School, 4846 S.W. Shores Ave., Nocatee, from 4:30-6 p.m. (not open to the public before 4:15 p.m.) on Sept. 23, Oct. 14 and 28, Nov. 11 and 25, and Dec. 9. DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in room 103, County Administration Building, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday in the School Board meeting room, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. weightwatchers.com and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St. Donations gratefully accepted. DeSoto County Library holds story time at 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Peace River Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon every Tuesday, starting Nov. 12, at the Speer Center, U.S. Highway 17 North, Arcadia. For information, contact Bill or Mary Morse at 207-418-4687. ACCESS office is open from 9 a.m. to noon today at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 319 S. Lee Ave., Arcadia. Call for appointments at 494-0320. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 8 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. Suncoast Community Blood Bank is open from noon to 6 p.m. today at 710 N. Brevard Ave. (U.S. 17 North), Arcadia. For more information, call 993-9366. WEDNESDAY Wed., Sept. 24, Erev Rosh Hashana service begins at 7:30 p.m., at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. The AA Serenity Group Anniversary Night is held at 8 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month at Grace Lutheran Church, 1004 W. Oak St. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak 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. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. THURSDAYFriendship Missionary Baptist Church will host Elder Isaac Thomas and St. Mary Primitive Baptist Church of Punta Gorda at 7 p.m. Sept. 25. Caregiver support group meets at 1:30 p.m. at DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at DeSoto Memorial Hospital Medical Plaza, 1006 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia. For more informa tion, call DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care at 494-8432 or Hospice of Southwest Florida at 993-0662. The Family Safety Alliance meeting for DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties is held the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. at the McClure Center, 4215 Concept Court, Lakewood Ranch. For information, call 941-316-6009. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Potluck/barbeque before the meeting. AA Second Tradition Anniversary Night is the last Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. Open speaker. DeSoto County Historical Society Research Library is open in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except for the second Thursday of the month), and by appointment. The John Morgan Ingraham House is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, except the second Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. 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, personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo etc.), household goods (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 are bare. Any donations are gratefully accepted, including cash, to help those in real need in our community. For more information, call 444-0499. The DeSoto County Library Association is looking for you to donate gently used hardback nad paperback books for the annual Book Sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8, indoors at the Fairgrounds, 124 Heard St., along with the DeSoto County Historical Societys annual Yard Sale. Drop off your donations at Mid Florida Credit Union, 128 S. Brevard Ave. Proceeds of the sale will be used for childrens library programs and staff development. Sign-up for a new library card at the DeSoto County Library during the month of September, and receive a gift certificate for a FREE sunset cruise with King Fisher Fleet in Punta Gorda. A library card offers access to books and magazines, plus computers with Internet access, Wi-fi, e-books, audio-books, musical CDs, DVDs, online classes, databases, and more. The DeSoto County Library is located at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave, in Arcadia: 863-993-4851 or online at www. myhlc.org/des. The King Fisher Fleet is located at Fishermens Village and offers cruises, tours, fishing trips, and more. Call 941-639-0969 or check online at www.kingfisherfleet.com. 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. 50471155 tat' r: ,16JJ i]]JjJ]!Land Clearing Tree Removal Tree BurningCitrus Planting Irrigation Maintenance Pruningl: 863-491-0137 Fax: 863-491-8969Tecgammad@cisnerosharvesting.com3501 NE Washington Street Arcadia, FL 34266

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The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 7 | Arcadian Family Album 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 A story in last weeks Arcadian erroneously stated Ellen Davis volunteers in the high school kitchen. In fact, she has a paid job there. CORRECTION PHOTO PROVIDEDWe want to wish our mother, Sandra Kay Robinson, Happy Birthday. May God bless her to have many more. Happy birthday from her kids Faye (Dread), OraLee (Ferd), Buggie, Ronda (Hick), Ron and grandkids, great-grandkids, great-greatgrandkids. We love U, Mom and Grandma. P.S. Kathy, Ned, Jaelyn, Mavis, Mike C., Sandra, Kevi, Kandra, Thomas, Boss Bear and all the September babies. Happy Birthday 2 U all. We love you all.Happy birthday PHOTO PROVIDEDI want to wish my son a big 31. SIP Alexander S. Walls, a.k.a. Pooh Bear, a.k.a. Boss Bear. I miss you all the time and love you endlessly. Ma FayeHappy birthdayVolunteers were busy Wednesday packing the rst of many backpacks for the children of DeSoto County. Twentyeight volunteers packed 1,176 backpacks of canned and prepackaged food for elementary and middle school aged children. The backpacks will go home with the children for the weekend, starting Sept. 12, and the program will continue throughout the 2014-15 school year. This is such a worthwhile cause, said one of the Adult Ed student volunteers. This will help many children. If you would like to volunteer an hour of your time, every other Wednesday, this is a great opportunity. The reward that you will gain surmounts the hour of your time that you spend. This program is made possible through a working partnership of Mosaic, DeSoto County Education Foundation, School District of DeSoto County and All Faiths Food Bank. Our goal is to prevent any child from worrying about having food or going hungry over the weekend. Email Director@DeSotoEducation Foundation.com for a packing date schedule or for more information. Donations to this program made be made directly at www.DeSoto EducatioFoundation.com and all donations are tax deductible.Volunteers help feed hungry studentsBy MARTHA JO MARKEYDESOTO CO. EDUCATION FOUND. PHOTOS PROVIDED BY MATHA JO MARKEYPaulette Alex Alexander and Bebe Bradbury talked and packed and packed and talked. This was called volunteering but they called it talking and packing. Many volunteers helped last week to assemble backpacks of food to send home with students over the weekend. The program will continue throughout this school year. rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50471158 AIP'bE Cypress St ,oW Eo mZDr. Laura DeStefanoHickory StLewellyn CasselsARNP

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Arcadian | Page 8 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 Two men were arrested Monday in connection with a May drive-by shooting in Arcadia that killed a 15-year-old boy and wounded another teen. The Hillsborough County Sheriffs Ofce reported the arrests of Reece Thomas Sturgis, 18, and Derrick Lovett, 22. Both men were charged with one count each of second-degree murder and second-degree attempted murder in connection with the shooting that left Melvin Pelo Hearns dead and DeAndre Williams, 19, with a bullet wound in his leg. The arrests were based on DeSoto County warrants. Details on the arrests were not available, but HCSO reported that both men were apprehended at an address listed as their residence, in the 11100 block of Rising Mist Boulevard in Riverview, southeast of Tampa off U.S. 301. Sturgis was additionally charged on a St. Lucie County warrant for failure to appear in a case charging criminal use of a personal ID. He was also charged with possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and resisting an ofcer without violence. Lovett was also charged with two counts of possession of a weapon by a convicted felon on a Dade County warrant, and additional charges of carrying a concealed weapon, resisting an ofcer without violence and possession of marijuana. Both Lovett and Sturgis were booked into DeSoto County Jail around 12:30 Wednesday morning, according to DCSOs website. DCSOs website shows Sturgis, listing an address in Brandon, and Lovett, showing an address in Miami, were both charged with two counts of second degree murder. DCSO would not comment on the arrests or charges other than to say an investigation is ongoing. Both men are being held without bond. Family and friends reportedly celebrated the arrests outside the DeSoto County Jail on Monday. Hearns mother said, on hearing arrests had been made, Its very relieving, just excited, just thrilled, just glad that they nally caught them. The May 16 shooting took place around noon, when Hearns and Williams were riding in a car with another man, Steve Williams, westbound on Martin Luther King Jr. Street in Arcadia. As they reached the intersection of Spring Street, shots rang out from an eastbound vehicle on MLK. Hearns, a DeSoto County Middle School student, was killed and DeAndre Williams suffered a bullet wound in his leg. Within days of the shooting, DCSO announced it was looking for Sturgis in connection with Hearns death, and issued a warrant for his arrest.Two arrested in connection with DeSoto teens deathBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR STURGIS LOVETT HEARNS The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce reported the arrest of Leah Amber Forman, 23, of the 2200 block of Lois St., Arcadia, on seven counts of grand theft of a rearm and seven counts of passing a forged or altered ID to a second-hand dealer for a transaction of $300 or greater value. According to the arrest report, a woman notied DCSO that she believed her daughter had taken and pawned several guns without permission. The woman rst discovered the guns missing when she went to her gun safe to get a weapon to kill a snake, and noticed several ries were missing. She went to a local pawn shop and was told Forman had pawned seven guns. The report states she knew her daughter had the combination to the safe. She confronted her daughter about the theft, giving her an opportunity to retrieve the guns. Later, the mother purchased the guns herself from the pawn shop. A capias was issued for Formans arrest and she was apprehended on Sept. 15. Bond was set at $52,500.Woman charged with stealing guns from mother FORMAN The DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Vincent McKinley Carlan, 21, 100 block of W. Winifred St., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. Christopher Ivan Garcia, 19, 400 block of 1st Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $240. August Mitchell Jones, 36, 6500 block of S.W. Miami Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Shelia Jane Machado, 56, first block of Glendora Ave., Arcadia. Charge: grand theft between $10-20,000. Bond: $7,500. Richard Terry Maybell, 33, 400 block of N. Monroe Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Carl Douglas McClelland, 33, 1200 block of S.E. Baker St., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of sale of methamphetamine, two counts of possession or use of drug equipment, driving while license is suspended or revoked, resisting or obstructing an officer without violence and failure to support spouse or child. Bond: $12,790. Daniel George McClelland, 56, Brownsville, Fla. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession or use of drug equipment and driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond: $1,620. Shaylin Kristopher McKenzie, 22, 1100 block of N.W. Arcadia Ave., Arcadia. Charges: violation of probation. possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: none. Shane Lee Schardt, 41, 3800 block of S. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Sofia Alarcon, 42, Bowling Green, Fla. Charge: habitually driving while license is suspended. Bond: $2,000. Cecil Brian Brown Jr., 22, 100 block of Bridlepath, Arcadia. Charges: criminal mischief with under $200 property damage and trespass on property. Bond: $370. Jonathan Duane Caylor, 21, 1100 block of Maple Drive, Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. |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. Following an investigation that began in mid-July, Goodwill Industries International reported a data breach might have compromised more than 800,000 debit and credit cards. The company says the breach occurred between Feb. 10, 2013, and Aug. 14 of this year. Sixteen stores operated by Bradenton-based Goodwill Industries Manasota were affected. They are in Arcadia, Bradenton, Nokomis, North Port, Palmetto, Sarasota, Venice and Wauchula. Goodwill said the breach may have involved payment card information such as names, payment card numbers and expiration dates of certain Goodwill members customers. The company continued there is no evidence other customer personal information, such as addresses or personal identication numbers, were affected. We continue to take this matter very seriously, said GII President and CEO Jim Gibbons. We took immediate steps to address this issue, and we are providing extensive support to the affected Goodwill members in their efforts to prevent this type of incident from occurring in the future. We realize a data security compromise is an issue that every retailer and consumer needs to be aware of today, and we are working diligently to prevent this type of unfortunate situation from happening again. Goodwills mission is to provide job training for people with disabilities and disadvantages. We provide this service to millions of people each year. They, our shoppers and our donors, are our rst priority. Additional information related to this issue and steps affected Goodwill customers can take to help protect their information is available on the GII website at www.goodwill.org/ payment-card-notice.Arcadia Goodwill affected by data breachARRESTS | 23 50475505 The Prostate Predicament James Demler, MD, FACS 863-494-4474 BY: DR. JAMES DEMLER Every man is at risk for prostate cancer, whether it runs in his family or not. The good news is that men can protect themselves from the disease with screenings. Unfortunately, more than 30,000 men still die each year from prostate cancer. Some studies that appeared in the media have stated that screening was not cost effective, which affected some early prostate cancer diagnoses. Since most people would agree prostate cancer screening is easy, painless and necessary for early diagnosis, there is really no reason not to have it done. A screening should include a PSA blood test and a DRE (Digital Rectum Exam). A large study performed recently reported PSA screening was found to reduce prostate cancer death by almost 30%. Since there are usually no symptoms until the disease has spread, screening makes good medical sense. If you or a loved one hasnt been screened, make this a priority! FREE PSA & PROSTATE EXAM When : October 2, 2014 Where: DeSoto Memorial Hospital 3rd Floor (enter through administration entrance) How: Call Kristen for an appointment: 863-993-7601 900 N. Robert Ave. Arcadia, FL 34266 50449845 K EEPING THE C OMMUNITY H EALTHY FLU SHOTS Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 1 PM 4 PM at Peace River Campground Snowbird Hall 2998 NW Hwy 70, Arcadia No charge (Ex. Medicare cards & some insurance cards) Copay (RX insurance card) $30 fee (No insurance) I look forward to seeing you Thank you, Valerie Kutz Pharmacist ( Since 1977) State Certified in Immunization Q UESTIONS CALL 941-716-2943 1ry

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The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESQuincy Vontine RichardsonQuincy Vontine Richardson, 52, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. He was born Sept. 4, 1962, in Arcadia, Fla. Quincy accepted Christ at an early age, and rededicated his life to God this year. He was a faithful member of Ivey Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Nocatee, Fla. Quincy served faithfully as a member of the Steward Board and the Music Department, known as the Posse. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army National Guard, where he served for 11 years. Quincy was employed at the former G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital for over 20 years, where he served as Recreational Supervisor. He shared his musical talents of playing the piano, guitar and drums with the clients he served. After the closing of G.P.W., he transitioned to the Department of Juvenile Justice for 10 years, then retired. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Clinton Richardson of Colorado, Quincy Richardson Jr. of Orlando, Fla., and Dequan Richardson of Arcadia; granddaughter, Katin Richardson of Colorado; sisters, Janet Lynette Polk of Venice, Fla., and Pamela D. (Michael) Marshall Bright of Arcadia; brother, Richard Franklin of Albany, Ga.; special aunt and uncle, Elder James Tice and Sister Dorothy Tice of Arcadia; and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Yvonne Louise Tice and Elijah Richardson; and brother, Frank Franklin. Visitation were held Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, at Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, Arcadia. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the church. Send condolences via www.hicksonfuneralhome.com. 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. Arrangements are by Hickson Funeral Home of Fort Myers, Fla.James E. EdwardsJames E. Jim Edwards, 70, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014. Arrangements are by Ponger Kays Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia. In loving memory VOYER Your life was a blessing your memory a treasure... You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.JACQUESJune 10, 1951 to Sept. 26, 2013NANCYDec. 8, 1942 to Jan. 11, 2014 Delta Kappa Gamma is an organization of international Key Women Educators. The Alpha Gamma Chapter consists of educators from Hardee and DeSoto counties who meet together throughout the year. On May 19, the following new officers were initiated for 2014-2016: President Emily Morris, Vice President Jennifer Shackleford, Second Vice President Dawn Randolph, Recording Secretary Lucretia Gilmore, Corresponding Secretary Kristie Joens and Treasurer Carol Brush. During the meeting a silent basket auction was held. The chapters community service project was a table full of baby items donated to the Center for the Needy in Arcadia. Dr. Christina Britton, assistant superintendent of DeSoto County Schools, gave a very interesting presentation on the numerous changes in education. Members enjoyed a delicious dinner of tacos, various desserts, tea, and water. Memberse present for the meeting were Jan Beckley, Susan Head, Roxie Bentley, Carol Brush, Cindie Delta Kappa Gamma installs new officersBy SHEILA KNOCHEDELTA KAPPA GAMMA PHOTO PROVIDED BY SHEILA KNOCHEGuest speaker Christina Britton, center, poses with Delta Kappa Gamma members, from left: Kathy Bement, Emily Morris, Dawn Randolph, Lacretia Gilmore and Kristie Joens.OFFICERS | 18 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 471134 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! 494-76

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Arcadian | Page 10 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 and understands what to do when they hear it. DeSoto County Rescue will be hosting activities in schools and day care centers during Fire Prevention Week to promote Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Through these educational, family-oriented activities, residents can learn more about the importance of working smoke alarms and testing them monthly. To nd out more about Fire Prevention Week programs and activities in DeSoto County call the DeSoto County Fire Rescue at 863-993-4842. To learn more about smoke alarms and Working Smoke Alarms Saves Lives, visit NFPAs Web site at www.repreventionweek.org.ALARMSFROM PAGE 5 The Historical Society dedicated Recollections III to Spessard Stone after his untimely death on September 15, 2011. The book includes his article about The Naming of the Town Arcadia. It is based on the memories of his mother, Anne Rae Hendry Stone (1912-2010), the last surviving child of the Reverend James Madison Boss Hendry. The book also features articles about the first African-American to serve as a deputy sheriff in Florida, George Brown, a 19th-century gunfight, Loka Anna Lastinger Johnson, the Southern Hotel, the Pooser Familys Christmas Egg Nog Party of 1893, and more. The Historical Society dedicated Recollections IV to Harold McLeod (1926-2013) who dreamed up the idea for the books and served on the rst Historical Publications Committee. The volume contains narratives about Dr. Otto E. Roesch of Fort Ogden, W. E. Daniel and Thomas J. Herndon of Arcadia, the Arcadia Public School, Tillie Brown of Hull, two plane crashes in one day in Fish Branch, burrowing owls, bayheads, and more. Clint Johnson, author of 10 books (mostly about the U.S. Civil War), writes about his family, too. Recollections I is $7, and the other books are $8 each. They are available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, except the second Thursday of the month, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday, at the Howard and Velma Melton Historical Research Library in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. They are also available from select Arcadia mer chants: Art Creations, 6 W. Oak St.; Miss Pearls Place, 120 W. Oak St.; Oak Park Inn, 2 W. Oak St.; and The Whole Shebang, 101 W. Oak St. All proceeds benefit the Historical Societys efforts to preserve and promote the history of DeSoto County. To submit a story, historic photograph, vintage letter, antique postcard, traditional recipe, how to make something, or other information, call Carol Mahler at 863-445-0789 or email carolmahler3@gmail.com.MEMORABILIAFROM PAGE 5 Now may your guardian angel be at the wheel! Those words were part of a prayer offered by my father-in-law while standing beside our car as Pauline and I prepared to leave central New York, heading home after a family get-together. We had no way of knowing how quickly his prayer would be needed and answered. Less than 30 minutes later, our lives would be in jeopardy. When the trafc signal ahead turned green at a busy intersection, we started to proceed, unaware of the speeding car bearing down on us from our left, the careless driver having completely ignored the red light warning him to stop and giving northbound trafc the right-of-way. Roger! my frightened wife exclaimed; the urgency in her voice causing me to glance to my left in time to see a speeding car bearing down on us, soon to strike us broadside. I had but a split second to decide whether to hit the brake or the accelerator and, thankfully, chose the brake. The other driver veered left and roared past us. Had I decided to accelerate, there would have been a terrible crash, the twisting of metal, the sounds of sirens, probable hospitalization and possibly death. All of these terrible consequences of reckless driving would have taken place within minutes of the time we had been safely embracing loved ones, nding it difcult to leave and wonder ing when we would be together again. We had been the youngest of those gathered in New York for that special time with our family, yet had left, apart from Gods protection, the closest to death. You probably remember some close call, a brush with death. Just thinking about it conjures up scenes of a near auto accident, swimming to shore from an overturned boat, missing a plane that crashed or surviving some deadly disease. The Psalmist understood close calls and wrote the following prayer of thanksgiving for deliverance from them: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all His benets. Who forgives all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from destruction (Psalm 103:2-4), a prayer I quote every morning to start my day praising instead of pouting. While many of us remember close calls, its likely were delivered daily from unknown dangers. God lovingly guides us through mineelds of destruction even when were not aware of His protection. And this raises an important question: Why has God spared you and me while others have lost their lives in similar situations? The obvious answer is that we have work to do. We dont have time to pine, pout or nurse wounded feelings. Lifes too precious to squander on trivial pursuits. The time we have left must be invested in doing things that make a difference and have eternal value. Several missionaries were being transported down the Amazon River. The captain of the boat kept warning them about the dangers ahead and couldnt understand their courage in the face of danger. We died before we left, one of them explained. Having faced death and survived, lets live each day for the glory of God. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at rcministry@ameritech.net.Learning from lifes close call Roger Campbell His eyes saw a need in our community and his heart told him to do something about it, and he did. Steve Yusko, longtime Arcadia school crossing guard, died Sept. 4 at age 83 after spending many years of his life serving at an unsung task that was quite rewarding to him. He moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Arcadia in 1993, rst staying with friends who wintered at the KOA Campground (now Peace River Campground), and decided immediately that DeSoto County was for him. Leaving Ohio behind for good, he was encouraged by a local school crossing guard to join their ranks, and did so the same year he moved down. In the many years he served the city, he became responsible for the six crossing guards who worked within the city limits. All operated under the auspices of the Arcadia City Police. His watch was at the corner of West Magnolia Street and South Manatee Avenue for well over a decade and before that, he served ve years at the corner of Oak Street and Manatee Avenue. Trafc would slow down as it entered the school zone where he worked, and many drivers waved and blew their horn, forging what literally became a passing friendship with him. Hed wave and smile back, often exchanging pleasantries with them, and now and then hed have to wave his hand-held sign to slow a vehicle down. He said he never witnessed an accident while on duty, but more than once he had to deal with trafc heading the wrong way on Magnolia, a one-way street. Before moving to Arcadia, he spent four years in the Air Force, and began a tour of duty on Johnston Island, near Hawaii, the day before the North Koreans overran the South Koreans on June 25, 1950, starting the Korean War. The island was tiny, approximately a mile long and a half-mile wide, but large enough for B-29 aircraft to land, which shook the whole island. Yusko said while there, he and fellow soldiers were always conducting readiness drills by covering posts around the Arcadia bids farewell to faithful crossing guardBy LUKE WILSONARCADIAN CORRESPONDENT PHOTOS PROVIDED BY LUKE WILSONSteve Yusko served as a crossing guard for many years at the corner of West Magnolia Street and South Manatee Avenue, helping children to cross the busy highway. 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The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 11 | Arcadian Oh yes maam, yes maam, and I suggested that we talk about privatization and discuss selling it, because as a tax-gener ating item it would bring in more revenue than it would as a break-even venture, Fink said. Councilman Bob Heine said he was encouraged by the golf courses progress in the past year. The council voted 4-1 to approve the budget, with Fink dissenting. The council will vote on nal budget approval during a special public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. Mobile home rent hike proposed Arcadia Mobile Home Park Manager Linda Hanson asked the council for direction on a suggested $10/month rental increase for all mobile homes in the park. She said the last time the rate was adjusted was in 2009, and to help fund improvements to the park a rate hike was needed. The increase would generate approximately $10,000 in additional revenue. Following a short discussion by council and comments by three park residents who said they were not opposed to the increase, the council directed City Attorney T.J. Lang to prepare a 90-day rate increase notice to be presented at its Oct. 7 meeting. In other business, the council voted 4-1 to approve amendments to three Arcadia Airport Advisory Committee resolutions. The changes now require the Committee to provide any recommendations or other information directly to the council, instead of the city administrator. The amendments also included an increase of committee members from ve to seven. Frierson cast the lone dissenting vote. The council also approved the appointments of Ronald Watson, Ricky Hilton and Buddy Manseld to the committee, with Frierson again voting in opposition.CITYFROM PAGE 1 Its that time of year. Flu vaccinations are again available. Heres an easy and convenient way to get your annual u vaccination, something federal health ofcials strongly advise for everyone over age 65. A state-certied pharmacist is giving u shots Saturday at the Snowbird Hall at the Peace River Campground, 2998 NW Highway 70 in Arcadia. Valerie Kutz is giving the shots as an effort to keep central Floridians healthy, but also as way of giving back for the pleasure she has taken from a second home in Arcadia. Living in Venice and working as pharmacist with the states largest grocery chain, Kutz has spent pleasur able time over the years camping at the Peace River Campground. It is why shes making the vaccination available at the campgrounds Snowbird Hall. She hopes that the casual location and her quick help with insurance and Medicare forms will attract those most in need of a u shot. Kutz will use the data screening services of her employer to pre-qualify vaccine candidates on the spot. Co-pays and certain federal medical programs cover some or all of the vaccine cost. Those with no insurance pay $30 for the shot. She plans to return around Halloween for a second round of vaccines. And while it may seem (and is) a nice gesture, Kutz has timed her one-day clinic well. Inuenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every u season is different, and inuenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the u and spread it to others. Flu season in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May. Everyone in Arcadia has been so friendly, said Kutz, a graduate of South Dakota State University who has lived in southwest Florida for 35 years, like back in South Dakota. Its my way of giving back after visiting (here) for 30 years. A u vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body in about two weeks after vaccination, providing protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. The seasonal u vaccine protects against the inuenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. The key to keeping u free is to get the vaccine, Kutz said. Delays and stubbornness are the chief causes for the u to take hold. And for many seniors, the wait can be more that an aging body can handle. Some 90 percent of deaths attributed to u and the adjoining illnesses are over age 65, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Children are the other most likely victims. Kutz urges everyone to get a u vaccination, but more urgently invites seniors. She cautions to check for possible allergies to u vaccinations. Flu shots will be given from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Snowbird Hall in the Peace River Campground, 2998 NW Highway 70, Arcadia. For most people with insurance cards, there is no charge, or $30 if you have no insurance card. High-dose u shots are also available. For more information, call 941-716-2943.Flu shots available at Peace River CampgroundBy CRAIG GARRETTARCADIAN CORRESPONDENTWeek of the Family is Nov. 1-8The Week of the Family takes place Nov. 1-8. The sixth annual Free Family Fun Fair will be held Nov. 8. Groups, businesses and individuals who want to have displays about the services they offer are welcome to participate, and are encouraged to have some kind of game or other kid-friendly activity, and some freebies to hand out. For details, call Cindy Siegel at 990-0387.Sign up for library card, get a free cruiseSign up for a new library card at the DeSoto County Library during the month of September, and receive a gift certicate for a FREE sunset cruise with King Fisher Fleet in Punta Gorda. A library card offers access to books and magazines, plus computers with Internet access, Wi-Fi, e-books, audiobooks, musical CDs, DVDs, online classes, databases and more. The DeSoto County Library is located at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave, in Arcadia: 863-993-4851 or online at www.myhlc. org/des. The King Fisher Fleet is located at Fishermens Village and offers cruises, tours, shing trips, and more. Call 941-639-0969 or check online at www.kingshereet.com. | NEWS BRIEFS 50471211 We now stock KIA oil filters and can handle all your maintenance needs in town! Save the drive and maintain your warranty TRUSTED AUTO REPAIR & SERVICE Weve built our reputation helping friends and neighbors like you stay safe on the road with honest and reliable automotive service. 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Arcadian | Page 12 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 DeSoto County honors first responders on Patriot Day, Sept. 11 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANOld Glory waves in the slight breeze, along with ags for the branches of our military service, on Sept. 11 at DeSoto Veterans Memorial Park. Members of the DeSoto County Sheris Oce and others listen to speakers at the countys remembrance of the rst responders who perished on Sept. 11, 2001. DeSoto County resident Tod Backer presented a selection of patriotic songs and readings during the ceremony held Thursday to honor those who died during the terrorist attacks. Lt. Randy Hipp of DeSoto County Fire Rescue talked about his son, Ryan Hipp, who served in Afghanistan following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The Rev. Ellis Cross led the opening prayer Thursday at the commemoration of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Rick Sudol, a reghter in a town just north of New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, asked everyone in the audience to remember where they were on that terrible day, just as most people remember where they were when President Kennedy was shot, or D-Day, or Martin Luther Kings assassination. The number of people at these ceremonies gets smaller every year, he said, and he thanked those who gave their time Thursday to honor those who died. DeSoto County Veterans Service Ocer Lee Gallagher, center, anked by County Commis sioners Buddy Manseld, left, and Jim Selph, pay honor to the rst responders who died during the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Fireghters, paramedics, police ocers and others attended the ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the 13th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks. A sparse crowd, made up mostly of county and city employees, attended the remembrance ceremony on Thursday to commemorate the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The Tolling of the Bell is a reghters tradition to honor a colleague who died in the line of duty. The bell is rung ve times, then a pause, ve more, pause, ve more, pause, and ve nal times to signify a reghter paying the supreme sacrice. The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 13 | Arcadian A reading group for mothers and their daughters between the ages of 8 and 10 is being formed. The Little Pearls Book Club will meet every third Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the DeSoto County Library, in the childrens activity room. Mothers and daughters are invited to come register this Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and receive the rst book selection. Shameka Hollimon is the founder of The Precious Pearls Project in Desoto County, an organization to empower girls to reach their full potential. Through book discussions, exploration of different real-life topics, and exposure to new ideas, the Little Pearls Book Club will provide a fun atmosphere to promote reading and learning. Each ses sion will include activities that aid the discussion, comprehension and more. Mothers and daughters will each get a copy of the monthly selection. After reading and discussing the book, the girls will keep their copy, while the mothers will be asked to return their book so that it may be distributed to DeSoto County elementary schools. The rst book the girls will read will be Sugar Plum Ballerinas: Perfectly Prima by Whoopi Goldberg. Barnes & Noble says the story involves perfectionistic Jerzey Mae who desperately wants to be a ballet dancer. But shes frustrated by her own lack of talent and by her friends jokes about her terrible dancing. Other selections will include books from the All Mixed Up! series by Kim Wayans, and the Nikki and Deja series by Karen English. Young readers and their mothers will identify with the char acters in these books as they struggle to t in and cope with real-life problems. Shameka Hollimon is a native of DeSoto County and teaches intensive reading at DeSoto County High School. Like many DeSoto young adults, after earning a BS in business at UCF and MS in social work at USF, she decided to live elsewhere, but after a few years she came back. I realized DeSoto is my community, and that I am needed here. Hollimon is passionate about reading. Reading let me escape, let me become who I am, she said. I want to empower other girls to appreciate their worth and discover their abilities through reading. The Precious Pearls Project seeks to empower the young ladies of Desoto County and help them to reach their full potential in their academic and personal lives. Theres also a program for middle school girls. Through exposure to new experiences to expand their horizons, developmental workshops to provide the girls with guidance and useful tools to follow their own dreams and goals, and a mentor program to connect the young ladies with successful women who are balancing family, career, and life while maintaining a positive lifestyle, the program keeps girls on a positive direction. Mentors and donations are needed to keep the project going. The books for each month cost about $200. If you are interested in learning more about the organization, visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/thepreciouspearlsproject, or website www. thepreciouspearlsproject.org. For more information, email Shameka Hollimon at thepreciouspearlsproject@gmail.com or call 863-244-8482. Their address is PO Box 2879, Arcadia, FL 34265.Little Pearls Book Club starting in DeSotoBy KAREN SMOKEDESOTO COUNTY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION The DeSoto County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted a Youth and Young Adult Empowering Symposium on Sept. 6 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The symposium was organized by Rev. Wendell Campbell, Linda Howell and Deborah Clifton, and Arcadia NAACP President Samuel Morgan Jr. sanctioned the event. Campbell served as MC, and shared his experiences in the armed forces, his passion for education and family, and his cleric journey. Morgan discussed the history of the NAACP, its signicance today, and the importance of teens in the local branch. He encouraged youth to consider joining along with their friends and family. It is not just for black individuals but for people of all races who want to ensure equality for everyone. Betty Bynes gave information on education and the incentives for underprivileged youth to participate in the Panther Youth Tutorial Program. Chamber President and founder of Links2Success Ashley Coone shared her per sonal experiences and talked about the need for self-esteem and self-awareness to counter act negativity among peers and the media. She involved the youth in devising short-term goals, and urged them to keep their image positive on media such as Facebook. Tim Vowels, owner of the local McDonalds store, shared his humble beginnings working at McDonalds as a teen. He described the opportunities open to young people at McDonalds and career growth opportunities. He gave them practical advice on searching for a job and preparing for a career, as well as scholarship information. Dexter Lewis, the local McDonalds executive, gave a motivational presentation, encouraging youth to be leaders, not followers. Shameka Hollimon, founder of the Precious Pearls Program, described how the program aims to help young girls develop a positive self-image. Girls in the program had the oppor tunity to introduce themselves and share their experiences in the program. Howell, Clifton and Morgan urged everyone to take part in the Martin Luther King Jr. parade to be held Jan. 19 next year, and create oats and displays with positive messages.NAACP Youth Symposium delivers positive messageSUBMITTED BYTHE ARCADIA BRANCHNAACP PHOTO PROVIDEDThe youths who attended the NAACP synposium Saturday came away with positive messages and a better under standing of the importance of education and strong self-image. volunteers with Thunder by the Bay, a three-day festival drawing riders from across the country to Sarasota, and beneting Suncoast Charities for Children. He helps organize the Great Teddy Bear Run, a motorcycle parade and party run by the Sarasota HOG (Harley Owners Group) beneting KIDS by the SEA, whose goal is to bring seriously ill children to the beach whose wish is to see the ocean. Im fortunate to have had a job I enjoyed every day, Tarleton said. I was on the sidelines of history, and I made SIDELINESFROM PAGE 2 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANBarry Tarleton displays a photo signed by George Carlin and press passes from his career. Barry Tarleton displays a certied bag of ocial hanging chads from the Nov. 2000 presidential election, in which Florida ballots created a lot of controversy. His scrapbooks include autographed photos of stars, press passes from important events, and letters of thanks and commendation received from people he worked with over his career. Barry Tarleton displays enjoys the peace he gets from working in his lush garden.a difference in peoples lives. I was allowed in so many places where most people could not go. He is surprised to nd himself in DeSoto County. He moved here because his girlfriend, a DeSoto native, had come home to care for her ailing mother. That made a difference to Tarleton, that she would make the sacrice to be here where she was needed. And he is nding its not the same DeSoto he remembered from 25 years ago. They have a house with a lush garden, and he nds peace in planting and tending the trees and owers in his own little slice of heaven. He nds peace there, with the garden providing the comfort and solace he lacked when he was working. And he continues to nd ways to pay it forward. -r :-' 4 -_z0'1 'j !l, 'I iA :/ ;t ci r.. .. ''a..._rrj;ti, I '4t I r 'S,1 as, I : Av I L' _H17 _L ; t: . rJ j I i4 .r._wL jy II IN.Uj'lJ -'. i:Iut r u nr e7.II:. I' -.. ."

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SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Arcadian | Page 14JV GIRLS RALLY TO WIN PAGE 16The junior varsity volleyball squad shook off some early mistakes for an exciting comeback victory over Lemon Bay. The East Lee County football team threw a party for the DeSoto County Bulldogs during last Fridays game. It was a good time that saw the Bulldogs crush the Jaguars 56-7, with plenty of smiles and high-fives after the game. The host Jaguars were generous with parting gifts for the Bulldogs, including a pair of fumbles and a matching set of interceptions. Even when the Jaguars didnt have the ball they were very gracious to their party guests. On the Bulldogs first touchdown, Tajahs Jackson picked up a bad snap that sailed over his head. He got control of it around the 20-yard-line on the far hash mark. He circled the entire field and scored on the other side, running about 45 yards for what was officially a twoyard touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, the Jaguars returned the ball into Bulldog territory inside the 35-yard-line. They fumbled the first snap, however, giving the ball back to DeSoto. Four plays later Reggie Jones couldnt find a receiver so he tucked the ball under his arm and ran with it. Forty yards later he was in the end zone for the second Bulldog score and a 14-0 lead with 3:50 left in the opening quarter.Second quarter scoringThe offense kept rolling in the second quarter, with Zack Beeles scoring on a four-yard run and Reggie Jones scoring a two-yard run to build a 28-0 lead. The Jaguars then fumbled the ensuing kickoff, with Tyvion Rembert recovering the ball at the East Lee 26. Three plays later Jackson scored from eight yards out and the rout was officially on. When the Jaguars had a bad snap over their punters head on their next possession, Jeremiah Superman Castillo brought down the punter on the East Lee 13 yard line. Two plays later, Beeles scored to make it 42-0 with 2:28 left in the half. With time winding down in the half the Jaguars offense was desperate to make something happen, but an errant throw lead to another turnover. I was rushing the quarterback and got around the edge and (Rembert) sacked him, and as he went down he tried to throw it and it went right to me, Bulldog lineman Chance Higgins said. I one handed it and ran about five yards and somebody caught me. This reminds me of our junior varsity days when we used to put about 60 (points) on the board every game. Two plays after the interception, DaWayne Hearns took the ball 25 yards to pay dirt, and the Bulldogs went into the half with a gaudy 49-0 lead. DeSoto County ran the ball 33 times for 318 yards, nearly a 10-yard average, and that was in the first half! After a Nirion Washington 3 yard touchdown run made the score 56-0 in the third quarter, both teams unloaded their benches to give live action for everyone. The Bulldogs scored five touchdowns in the second quarter. Last year there were eight games when they didnt score that many points in an entire contest. In three of their last four games last season they didnt score that many times with all three games combined! The only two times they exceeded that number was against Lehigh with 36 and East Lee with 47. Those two teams were the Bulldogs opponents the past two weeks and were the only teams they beat last season.Bigger challenges aheadDont be deceived by the 56-7 score, because it wont be that easy for the rest of the season. With the offensive line called for a minimum of four holding penalties, bad snaps from center and fumbling issues of their own, the Bulldogs have plenty to work on in practice. The teams pure athleticism and speed clearly outmatched East Lee, which didnt win a game last season. DeSotos opponent tomorrow night, Booker, wont make as many mistakes as the Jaguars did and they will make the Bulldogs pay for their errors in the field. The Bulldog kickoff team gave up big yards that they cant afford to do tomorrow. The Tornadoes athleticism will be much greater than what DeSoto saw last week. There will be no gifts tomorrow night, and everything the Bulldogs get they will have to earn. Booker is coming off their first loss of the season last week against Berkeley Prep. Theres nothing theyd rather do more than to come to Bulldog Stadium on homecoming week and knock DeSoto out of the rank of unbeaten teams in the state. The party is over and it was fun, but now its time to get back to work. Game time tomorrow is 7:30 p.m.Bulldogs run through East Lee CountyBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER DeSoto County quarterback Tajahs Jackson takes the snap on the rst play from scrimmage. 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The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 15 | Arcadian DeSoto County, its time to show your Bulldog Spirit! The DeSoto County High School Bulldogs are off to a good start in Varsity Football with a stunning victory last weekend. Lets keep the team spirit moving by showing them our support. Bonnie Malloy and Jackie Tucker are encouraging everyone residents, businesses and organizations to show their school spirit by decorating their homes or businesses. Wrap some blue-and-white tinsel around your lamppost, put up some big signs or banners in the front yard, paint some awesome bulldogs in your window and decorate everything with blue and white. The aim of this campaign is to show the Bulldogs in all sports how much the town supports them. Come on out to the games (and dont forget your blueand-white pompoms). On Fridays, wear your Bulldog T-shirt. Dont have one? Get them at Shirts & Things (in Arcadia Printing), Hibbitt Sports and Walmart. Dont forget to call to register your decorated home or ofce, because there will be prizes awarded at the end of October, with judging to take place Oct. 30. Call 863-993-0083, 863-9902323 or 863-993-9740 to make sure the judges see your location. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Residential and Best Commercial display. Time to paint the town blue SUBMITTED BY JACKIE TUCKER The DeSoto County volleyball team took a big step in the defense of their District 5A-11 crown with a convincing 25-18, 25-18 and 25-20 sweep of Lemon Bay Sept. 9. Kaitlin Steyer scored the rst point on a sweep shot and the Bulldogs never trailed in the rst set. The Bulldogs had been struggling in the middle early in this season but Steyer and Josie Deriso stood tall, and along with Bethany Bonville seemed to have, at least for one night, solved the problems in the middle. That shot by Kaitlin kind of set the tone for the match and we were off and running after that, Bulldog Coach Laura White said. In order to perform and play at the higher level we need to play defense and block better. Weve been ne tuning some things and now our blockers have been paying attention to what they are suppose to be doing rather than just jumping. Steyer said the team has emphasized blocking and sweeps in practice, and their efforts are beginning to show. Weve been working on it in practice and were getting better and better, she said. I didnt play a lot on varsity last year but Im working on my blocks and sweeps and feeling more comfortable with my game. Deriso, who was suffering from the effects of a cold, said, These last two Lady Bulldogs sweep MantasBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS WRITERgames weve had (Sebring and Lemon Bay) have been among the best games of my life and denitely the best weve played this year.Easy as 1, 2, 3The rst set saw the Bulldogs with a comfortable 3 or 4 point lead throughout until pulling away late. Deriso and Michaela Roberts both had ve service Jayla Cowell and Josie Deriso block Lemon Bays Caitlin Montgomerys shot in the sweep of the Mantas. The win puts the Bulldogs on top of their district. Michaela Roberts gets down for this dig in the victory over Lemon Bay Sept. 9.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comBULLDOGS | 18 150 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! 50471206 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 13 Weight Loss 71.8 Lbs 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 California Toe Jam Band $1 Celebrity Entertainment $2 Ed Stone .30 cent Don & Mary Finkle .50 cent Steve Big Daddy Knapp .50 cent John Drake & Jackie Scogin .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! WEEK #9 LOSE 2 WIN! Check next week for Medical Report Card!! CURRENT WEIGHT 266 333 POUND LOSS 56 lbs. 15.8 lbs. yey0

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Arcadian | Page 16 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 The story was the same in both of the Lady Bulldogs wins over the visiting Lemon Bay Mantas on Sept. 9. First they fell behind and then battled back to tie midway in the set and then pull it out in the end. The result for the junior var sity team was an exciting 27-25 win in set one and the match clinching 25-20 nale. DeSoto County Coach Nora Cail said, They all played well tonight. There were a few things we need to work on but overall I was happy with them. The Bulldogs fell behind 9-4 before Cail called a timeout. If you look at a rule book of how to lose points in a volleyball game, the Bulldogs did nearly every one. There were net serves and deep serves, and net violations along with serve receive problems. After the timeout the Bulldogs mounted a comeback that drew them to within a point of a tie game, but another net serve stopped their run. They nally tied the game on a Keirstyn Barrera serve at 16. The game was tied four more times until a shot slipped off the ngertips of a Manta play er deep in the corner to give the Bulldogs the 27-25 win. Trailing 24-23 with the possibility of wasting the comeback effort, Malyssa Jeter tied the score with a weak shot that hit the top of the net and rolled over and barely fell in bounds. Jeter looked at her coaches and rolled her eyes and shook her head as if to say there is no way that should have made it over the net. Although that was an important shot, the one that had the entire gym cheering came on a play by Hayleigh McCall. On her rst touch of a Manta shot, she fell to the oor. The second hit was misplayed and went back toward the Bulldog side of the court. While lying on her back, McCall raised her right hand and punched the ball back over the net. It resulted in a point that put the Bulldogs ahead 19-18. Had she not made that shot, Jeters tying hit never would have happened and the Bulldogs would have lost the rst set. I dove for the ball and then I was just laying there and the next thing I saw was the ball coming right at me so I just swung as hard as I could and it went over, McCall said. The second set again found the Bulldogs on the short end of a 17-12 score. Barrera went to the service line and stayed there until the Bulldogs had taken the lead at 22-17. Her strong effort put the Bulldogs up by five points, which was the final margin of victory. I was just working on an easy consistent serve since we werent doing so well on our serves tonight, Barrera said. I found a couple of holes where the girls werent at but mostly I was just trying to get it over the net. Barrera had three of the teams ve aces and led the team with nine digs. Jeter was close behind with seven. Heather Murphy led the team with six kills.JV girls battle back for winBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER DeSoto Countys Keirstyn Barrera passes the ball on the opening play of the win over Lemon Bay on Sept. 9. Barrera served up 10 points in a row in the second set to give the Bulldogs a lead that they never lost. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comHustling Hayleigh McCall dives unsuccessfully for a ball going past the end line in the win over Lemon Bay. McCall brought cheers from her team and the fans as she scored a point while lying on her back to put the Bulldogs ahead in the second set. The DeSoto County golf teams match against Community Christian of Port Charlotte turned out to be one of the closest matches in recent memory. When it was all over, the Mustangs slipped past the Bulldogs 209-211. Clayton Cassells and Bailey Turner led the Bulldogs with a 52, but it just wasnt enough to catch the Mustangs Zach Coutos 39. Bulldogs David Herbert (53) and Justin Dameron (54) were both better than Community Christians remaining three scores of 54, 56 and 60, but Coutos low round was just too much for the Bulldogs to overcome. The Mustangs only had one female golfer so she shot with the boys team while girls coach Damon Dorato took his team to the driving range to get some work in. The girls team is home Sept. 22 as they host the Port Charlotte Pirates. The boys team goes on the road for their next three matches as they play at Booker Sept. 18, at Port Charlotte Sept. 22 and then a rematch with Community Christian Sept. 23 at Riverwood.DeSoto golfers edged by Community ChristianBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER Clayton Cassells address the ball as he prepares to tee o on the rst hole during a recent match against Community Christian. Cassells and Bailey Turner led the Bulldogs with a 52. DeSoto County girls golf coach Damon Dorato gives instructions to Courtney Bryant as she works on her swing. She plays softball and has to change her swing for golf, Dorato said.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comBulldog coach Damon Doratos team consists of Courtney Bryant, Fayth Warren and Lindsay Olive. 50449978 DESOTO BULLDOGS FOOTBALL Exclusively on Arcadias only radio station! Tune in each Friday Night as Joe Gallimore and Steve Big Daddy Knapp bring you all the action LIVE! Americas Morning News Laura Ingraham Rush Limbaugh Sean Hannity Alan Colmes Dr. Joy Brown Arcadia Morning Monday Thursday 9:06 AM Veterans Corner Fridays 9:06 AM (14aoAMwiA'N w s R .d i ,.

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The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 www.sunnewspapers.net Page 17 | Arcadian rooms, and had stuff taken away like most other kids. But to them, the most effective one was to have them sit on the couch for an hour and hold hands (if theyd been ghting with one another). You know how siblings can be, and this was particularly effective if they were already mad at each other. This absolutely killed them and afterwards, theyd avoid each other for a long time. I love hearing them tell that story now, and sure wish Id taken a photo of that for the family archives, and especially for Facebook! I also wish Id taken the time to come up with other alternatives. I wonder how my kids wouldve taken to eating liver for supper for a week at a time? If it were me, that wouldve been enough to cause me to run away and join the circus or anything else that would have me. Or I couldve run to my granny and told her, and then shed have probably cut a switch and went after my parents. Another ploy could be to let the sibling(s) of the child to be punished have access to the room and toys and such of that child. Now that would be a dagger to the heart, seeing your brothers and sisters in your room, playing with all your stuff and taunting you. Of course, it also might lead to some pretty serious knock-down-drag-out ghts among them as well, so proceed with caution and have a referee and an ambulance standing by. I wish Id have thought of this one: instead of simply taking away television privileges, let them watch all they want, but with no remote control. Talk about a fate worse than death! Heaven forbid they have to get up and walk across the room to channel surf! After a week of that, maybe they really would start believing the stories their parents tell about having to walk 10 miles to school, in the snow, uphill both ways while fending off grizzly bears with their notebooks. The lecture was always quite effective. Knowing that I was gonna get that was some of the worse dreading Ive ever known. Just drag me out behind the barn and beat me to death with a 2x4 and get it over with, please! Another effective deterrent to delinquency was to whip out those naked baby photos to show to anyone who wanted to see them. And the ultimate would be to put it in the newspaper in recognition of your birthday. Where was that child abuse program back then? Kids today love to run around in groups to the mall, not speaking, but rather, texting each other. Imagine the punishment being that you the parent would accompany them to the mall and be seen with them in public. Thats playing dirty, I know. Better yet, let both parents go, and if there is any further sign of resistance at the mall, warn them with, Keep it up and your mother and I will go into smooch mode and start kissing each other! Dying from public humility might suddenly become one of the leading causes of death among young folks if this were implemented nationwide. There are other ideas that come to mind. You could play polka music throughout your house for a week. Of course, this could have an effect on other household members, including siblings, the parents themselves and even pets, so this should be used only in dire circumstances. This one is especially effective on teens: Take away their cell phones for a week or two and see how long they can go without texting before they just curl up into the fetal position and babble themselves into incoherency. Barbaric, I know. Ill sign off here, since Ive hopefully whetted your appetite for creativity on this subject, and hopefully you can come up with some unusual and appropriate methods to use should the need arise. Spankings are still quite effective, but in case you want to make it more fun (for you) and less enjoyable (for them), clip this column and le it away for future use. And be sure to pass it to your children once they get their own kids. They may as well have some fun with it too.GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 471212 NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE The Board of DeSoto County Commissioners has tentatively adopted a measure to increase its property tax levy: Last years property tax levy: A. Initially proposed tax levy $ 11,853,325 B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board and other changes $ C. Actual property tax levy $ 11,853,325 This years proposed tax levy $12,205,507 All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be held on: September 23, 2014 6:30 p.m. at DeSoto County Administration Building 201 East Oak Street Arcadia, Florida A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget will be made at this hearing. 471214 Boats Donate your Boat, Car, Truck,RV, Plane or Collectibles tohelp people needing organtransplants onMatching Donors com.LT Free Vacation VoucherAll you need to do is call:Kidneys 1-800-385-0422Soats4Kidneys.corOur 501c3 nonprofit benefits by receiving the proceedsof the donation, and you receive the great tox deduction!!BUDGET SUMMARYDESOTO COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSFISCAL YEAR 2014/15THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE BOARD OF DESOTO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARE 6.88 % MORETHAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURESGeneral Fund 9.000Public Safety E.M.S. .9128GENERAL SPECIAL DEBT CAPITAL PERMANENT ENTERPRISE AGENCY INTERNAL TOTALFUND REVENUE SERVICE PROJECTS FUND FUNDS FUNDS SERVICE BUDGETFUNDS FUND FUNDESTIMATED REVENUES:Millage Per $1,000 9.0000 0.9128Taxes:Ad Valorem 12,205,507 1,092,441 13,297,949Sales & Use 2,893,072 2,725,266 5,618,338Charges for Services 1,197,440 1,166,117 5,199,566 7,563,123Intergovernmental Revenue 5,362,528 4,694,691 2,040,900 12,098,119Fines & Forfeitures 47,500 55,000 10,b00 113,100Miscellaneous/Other Revenues 242,863 28,117 11,250 3,569,863 7,400 3,859,493Licenses and Permits 1,209,431 1,671,681 2,362,892 5,244,004Internal Service Charges -TOTAL REVENUE SOURCES 23,158,341 11,433,313 11,250 13,173,221 18,000 47,794,125Transfers 98,859 3,885,597 1,889,939 439,109 36,244 7,200 6,356,948Fund Balance/Reserve/Net Assets 3,708,176 753,429 5,027 5,205,895 1,433,931 221,746 11,328,204TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS, & BALANCES 26,965,376 16,072,339 1,894,966 5,656,754 14,543,396 246,946 65,479,277EXPENDITURESGeneral Gov't Services 5,245,397 312,660 5,558,057Public Safety 10,880,782 5,191,534 12,000 16,054,316Physical Environmental 1,342,563 89,964 11,763,811 13,196,338Transportation 409,393 6,445,827 6,855,220Debt Services 90,039 1,890,434 728,354 2,708,827Human Services 1,573,843 731,697 2,305,540Internal Services 190,515 190,515Economic Environmental 664,864 737,794 1,397,158TOTAL EXPENDITURES 20,277,357 13,281,355 1,890,434 12,804,825 12,000 48,265,971Transfers Out 3,939,224 1,880,745 536,959 6,356,928Fund Balance/Reserves/Net Assets 2,748,795 910,239 4,532 5,656,254 1,301,612 234,946 10,856,378TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES, 26,965,376 16,072,339 1,894,966 5,656,254 14,643,396 246,946 65,4/9,7/1TRANSFERS, RESERVES & BALANCESTHE TENATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS PUBLIC RECORD

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Arcadian | Page 18 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 points before a kill shot landed in the middle of the Manta defense to end game one. The second contest wasnt so easy for the girls in blue and white. Lemon Bay scored 10 of the rst 15 points to take the early lead. White called time out and the Bulldogs responded by reversing the scoring with 10 of the next 15 points to tie the contest at 15. With the Bulldogs holding a 19-15 lead, Bonville scored four straight ser vice points as DeSoto won the second set by the same 25-18 count. Bonville had two of her team-high three aces and three of her team leading nine kills in the second game. Looking at a three-game sweep, the Bulldogs found themselves trailing 19-17. After tying the contest at 20, a Bonville block and a Deriso tip along with an excellent hustling effort by Libero Lucero Perez on the last point BULLDOGSFROM PAGE 15put an end to the match. The contest showed opponents that the team is not just one-dimensional with Bonville being the Dawg to watch. Deriso, Roberts and Steyer along with sophomore Jayla Cowell provide extra repower to the Bulldog attack. Kacey Steyer, Kaitlins older sister, has been improving her already strong offensive game. She had back-to-back 11 kills prior to this one and I havent looked at the stats (seven kills) but she has been really coming along nicely, White said. With the addition of her coming on, it really helps spread our offense around. She can jump. She can sky above people and is getting smart and placing the ball better. Lemon Bay coach Stacy DeWolfe struggled to explain her teams continued woes when playing in DeSoto. We never seem to show up when we play here (DeSoto),she said. We usually play well on the road but seem to struggle here. The Bulldogs will continue working on their game tonight as they travel to meet the Charlotte Tarpons, who lost their rst match of the season last week. On Saturday, Sept. 20 the Bulldogs will travel to Riverdale for a tournament. The district win at Sebring was really big because it was in hostile territory. The Blue Streaks will be in DeSoto County next Tuesday, Sept. 23 for the rematch. DeSoto Countys Bethany Bonville gets this tip over the Lemon Bay defense in the Bulldogs shutout of the Mantas. Kaitlin Steyer gives the Bulldogs another point as she gets her shot past Lemon Bays Breanna Soucey in the three game sweep for Desoto County on Sept. 9.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.com DeSoto County High School The varsity football team crushed East Lee County 56-7. The junior varsity football team lost to Sebring 29-0. On the links, the boys golf team lost a close 211-209 match against Community Christian. It was a light week for the volleyball teams as they prepare for a tour nament this weekend. In their only match the JV shut out Lemon Bay 2-0. The varsity followed with a 3-0 win to put them on top of the district standings.Upcoming games The varsity football team will have their homecoming tomorrow night as they host Booker at 7:30 p.m. The JV football team is home tonight at 7 p.m. against Fort Meade. The cross country team visits North Port this Saturday for an 8:50 a.m. meet. The girls golf team hosts Port Charlotte next Monday. The boys golf team is on the road tonight at Booker and then Monday at Port Charlotte. On Tuesday theyll be at Riverwood against Community Christian. The volleyball team is at Charlotte tonight. On Saturday the JV team competes in the North Port tournament and varsity will be in the Riverdale tournament. In a big district showdown on Tuesday, the Bulldogs host Sebring at 6 p.m. The DeSoto County Middle School sports season is also underway. The football team visits Hardee Tuesday, Sept. 23. The softball team hosts Lake Placid at 5 p.m. tonight. They visit Sebring next Monday and Hardee next Thursday.By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER Fischer, Brenda Knight, Lois Heine, Dawn Randolph, Emily Morris, Dana Holloman, Karen Ports, Chrysta Chancey, Debbie Clanton, Betsy Sorrells, Nancy Humphrey, Kay Patarini, Sylvia Collins, Lauren Fussell, Ellen Heleski, Sheila Knoche, Edith Wildt, Lindsay Knoche, and Kathy Bement. The next meeting will start at 5 p.m. on Sept. 25, at The Church of the Nazarene in Arcadia. Dues will be collected and dinner will be served.OFFICERSFROM PAGE 9 Incoming President Emily Morris, left, and outgoing president Jan Beckley.PHOTO PROVIDED BY SHEILA KNOCKE 50471184 Purchase a 16 month calendar-Sept 2014to December 2015 85.00IIr a r'//'yam' t y PW. r R1-aI for s.."s M r2015ON SALE AT:CLASS, ANTIQUE OR NOT -121 W Oak StART CREATIONS 8 W Oak StMIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION 128 SBrevard AveTHE ARCADIAN 108 S Polk Ave1+ Nov 15,;See artists== -=at workSUPPORT DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council501 (C) 3 ORGANIZATIONFor more information see our website or call 863-703-0373www.desotoartscouncil.or9 desotoartsaouneilinfo@9mail.com

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Arcadian | Page 22 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 perimeter of the island with weaponry. He found it humorous in retrospect that hed be ring a 50-caliber machine gun out into the Pacic Ocean, drilling to defend fuel tanks, and all the while he was positioned atop a very large tank of the explosive liquid. After leaving the Air Force, he spent 15 to 20 years doing sheet metal work. An active bowler, he achieved the title of state champion for the VFW in Ohio. He continued bowling in Florida and also took up golf. After that, his leisure time was devoted to the American Legion and VFW, as he was a life member of both groups. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and a former member of the Moose Lodge, where he served as governor of that organization for a year, and also the AMVETS. Yusko is survived by a son in Ohio, but was preceded in death just recently by his daughter. He did return to his native state of Ohio every couple of years to visit his children and grandchildren. He stopped smoking Sept. 1, 2008 after suffering serious breathing problems. Hed been hospitalized and underwent quadruple bypass heart surgery about a year before Hurricane Charley, and had a debrillator installed. He was an early riser, up every morning at four a.m., and was at his post by 6:30 a.m. each working day. He estimated that 99 percent of DeSoto Countians were friendly, and he loved Arcadia much more than large cities. Vehicles still roll by his post and drivers wave at the new crossing guard these days. Some will remember Steve Yusko for a very long time, for his calling was quite an important mission. Maybe he was no longer guarding fuel tanks with a machine gun, but he was out there every day, facing oncoming trafc with just a simple little sign and protecting a much more valuable commodity our school children. Once asked about his own personal philosophy, he said, I just go ahead and do unto others as Id like them to do unto me thats what I learned in school.FAREWELLFROM PAGE 10Contest promotes agriculture, builds confidenceFood security is an important issue to the people of the United States. How can Florida agriculture continue to provide quality solutions for the future? Teenagers across the Sunshine State will address this question in the 2014 Florida Farm Bureau Youth Speech Contest. Contestants must present a ve minute speech on the assigned topic without using visual aids. Each year the Florida Farm Bureau Federation Womens Leadership Program sponsors a Youth Speech Contest starting at the county level. The winner of each county contest competes in a district contest and the eight district winners will compete in the state competition at the Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting in October. The contest is open to any student who is 14 years of age and not over 18 years of age by Sept. 19. Students must be a resident of the county of the sponsor ing Farm Bureau. The deadline for submitting District Winners for State Competition is Sept. 19. Students do not have to be a member of the county Farm Bureau to participate. State competitors will win $500 for earning the rst place award and $250 for the second place award. County and district prizes will be determined at the county level. For more information about the contest, download the application or contact the local Farm Bureau county ofce. The Florida Farm Bureau Womens Leadership Program is committed to telling the farming story at the local, state and national level. Farm Bureau Women are actively involved with schools, charitable organizations and various events to promote public under standing about agriculture. Florida Farm Bureau, the states largest general agricultural organization, represents more than 147,000 member-families. We serve to enhance farm enterprise and improve rural communities.Rooney staff here Friday to help residentsU.S. Representative Tom Rooneys staff will host mobile ofce hours in Arcadia on Friday, Sept. 19 to meet with anyone who needs assistance with federal agencies. They can assist with VA, Social Security and other agencies on a rst-come, rstserved basis. They will be at the DeSoto County Board of Commissioners meeting room from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Seacoast hosts business programSeacoast National Bank is hosting a program on Business Retirement Strategies and Succession Plans from 8 to 9 a.m. Sept. 25 at 1601 E. Oak St. Guest speaker is Thomas J. Fitzpatrick, Business Solutions Specialist. RSVP by Sept. 22 to 4914100 or Jan.Schmitz@ SeacoastNational.com. | NEWS BRIEFS plants to use to attract the often noctur nal moth. Evoy is the local contact person for National Moth Week, a worldwide celebration of the beauty and life cycles of moths. This year events occurred in 42 countries and 50 states. Regarding environmental issues, we are reminded that the Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative, Amendment 1 is on the ballot on Nov. 4 as a constitutional amendment. The purpose of the amendment is to dedicate funds to acquire and restore Florida conservation and recreation lands. Amendment 1, if passed, would add to Article X of the Florida Constitution. To learn about the background, purpose, supporters, arguments against and scal impact, go to http://ballotpedia.org/ Florida_Water_and_Land_Conservation_ Initiative,_Amendment_1_(2014). This amendment is supported by the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. If you have an interest in conservation, landscaping, gardening, or oral design, consider joining the Arcadia Garden Club as a way to give back to the community and a way to learn about our environment. The local club is afliated with the National Garden Clubs as well as the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. Last year the club enjoyed presentations on native plants, hay bale gardening, oral arrangement, therapy through plants program, nature photography, and planting for butteries as well as eld trips to nature areas. The meeting starts with a lunch buffet, followed by the program, and ends with a short business meeting. Whether you are working or retired, the Garden Club welcomes you. Come as the clubs guest on Oct. 6. CLUBFROM PAGE 10 PHOTO BY JAMIE PIPHERIs this a buttery or moth? Learn how to tell the dierence and nd out how moths contribute to our environment at the Oct. 6 meeting of the Arcadia Garden Club. 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Steers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $420-550 (avg. $463.62) 275-350 $350-420 (avg. $376.41) 350-425 $290-380 (avg. $313.90) 425-500 $257.50-305 (avg. $273.67) 500-575 $237.50-270.50 (avg. $248.59) 575-700 $222.50-245 (avg. $229.96) Steers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $310-440 (avg. $392.98) 275-350 $275-360 (avg. $326.29) 350-425 $245-295 (avg. $273.19) 425-500 $230-265 (avg. $246.25) 500-575 $216-242.50 (avg. $228.68) 575-700 $200-225 (avg. $212.80) Heifers Medium and Large Frame 175-275 $350-500 (avg. $388.05) 275-350 $275-340 (avg. $295.91) 350-425 $250-340 (avg. $268.14) 425-500 $235-265 (avg. $244.42) 500-575 $230-277.50 (avg. $238.66) 575-700 $217.50-290 (avg. $231.03) Heifers Light and Medium Frame 175-275 $250-360 (avg. $308.10) 275-350 $235-285 (avg. $260.36) 350-425 $227.50-257.50 (avg. $242.25) 425-500 $217.50-240 (avg. $228.64) 500-575 $210-232 (avg. $221.91) 575-700 $185-217.50 (avg. $204.81) Slaughter Classes Cows: Boners 1100-1900 $116-170 (avg. $120.53) Lean 850-1200 $97-117 (avg. $106.52) Low Dressing: 800-1100 $91-112 (avg. $101.46) Shells: 650-800 $52-75 (avg. $62.07) Bulls: High Dressing: 1300-2000 $132-142 (avg. $136.93) 1000-1299 $98-125 (avg. $111.40) Low Dressing: under 1100 $98-125 (avg. $108.38) Totals: 3,583; calves 3,087; cows 450; bulls 46 Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to $2 lower. Feeder steers and heifers under 500 pounds were $3 to $5 lower. Feeder steers and heifers over 500 pounds were steady to $3 higher. The FCA Quality Replacement Heifer Sale will take place at 1 p.m. Sept. 19. LIVESTOCK PRICES Reported by the Arcadia Stockyard for the week of Sept. 10 Nicole Lei Clark, 31, Bradenton. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $1,500. Octavious Mariel Dennis, 31, 300 block of N. 10th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $120. Cody Tyler Forman, 25, 1800 block of S.E. Hog Bay Road, Arcadia. Charge: DUI with property damage. Bond: $2,000. Delvin Rosshad Miller, 28, Sarasota. Charges: fleeing to elude police (failure to stop when ordered) and resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $1,750. Ronald Kevin OBrien, 60, Charlotte, Vt. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $5,000. Karen Christine Osgood, 48, 4900 block of N.W. State Route 70, Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and petty theft. Bond: $1,620. Kahlid Hanlf Polk, 22, 1600 block of Harlem Heights, Arcadia. Charge: resisting an officer without violence. Bond: $750. Taylor Allen Rhodes, 20, Homestead, Fla. Charges: three counts of violation of conservation rule, and armed trespass on property. Bond: $1,360. Jose Valdez Jr., 29, first block of W. Walnut St., Arcadia. Charges: grand theft auto and dealing in stolen property. Bond: $8,750. Kenya Anton Wilson, 34, 300 block of Watson Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $10,000. DeWayne Lee Brady Sr., 38, 1100 block of S.W. Nomie Drive, Arcadia. Charges: two counts of failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $2,000. Alton Antonio Burch, 30, 1100 block of S.W. Golden Ave., Arcadia. Charge: lewd and lascivious molestation of victim under 12 by offender over 18. Bond: none. Mikeria Talitha Johnson, Sarasota. Charges: contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a minor and failure to appear. Bond: $1,000. Jamie Lynn Schwan, 21, 6700 block of S.W. Albritton St., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $5,000. Andre Vasquez, 21, no address, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Roxann Ellen Dewhurst, 29, 5300 block of N.E. Master Ave., Arcadia. Charges: sale of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, carrying a concealed firearm, and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $7,240. Lindsey Victoria Doornenbal, 29, 5600 block of S.W. Charolais Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $38,000. Crystal Joy Ortel, 32, 1400 block of S.E. Airport Road, Arcadia. Charges: battery and violation of probation. Bond: none. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Kevin Ronald Portas, 39, 1200 block of E. Charles St., Arcadia. Charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: none. Jhari Linwood Files, 27, 1600 block of Yellow Pine Court, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: $2,622.11. The Sarasota County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Joseph Nair, 52, 1800 block of S.W. Fletcher St., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Emerald Washington, 24, 1600 block of Harlem Circle, Arcadia. Charge: contempt of court and violation of probation (underlying charge: driving while license is suspended). Bond: none. Compiled by Susan E. HoffmanARRESTSFROM PAGE 8 A DeSoto County family is offering a reward for information leading to the return of a life-sized bull gure from a DeSoto County residence, or to the arrest of a suspect. The bull gure was stolen from a home in the 1100 block of S.E. County Road 760A early in the morning of Sunday, Sept. 14. There was also damage to an antique buckboard wagon as well as tire marks in the grass and owers. If you have any information about this incident, call Pete or Donna at 863-990 9093. Reward offered in theft of bull figureEast Oak Street from Brevard Avenue (US Hwy. 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. U.S. 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. U.S. Highway 17 from south of SW Collins Street in Fort Ogden to County Road 760A south of Nocatee Work is under way to expand US 17 to four lanes. Work includes clearing land for two new travel lanes to the east of the existing US 17 travel lanes and drainage activities. Expect intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures on US 17 between SW Wood Road and County Road 760A while crews are working. South of SW Collins a new northbound ramp through the median will be opened to trafc. 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. 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 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 trafc 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.Provided by FDOT | ROADWATCH 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 AUTOMOTIVE Performance Automotive Total Car & Light Truck ServiceF R E E F r o n t E n d I n s p e c t i o n FREE Front-End Inspection 505 S. Brevard Ave., Arcadia 863-491-8500 WE OFFER 4-WHEEL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT AND WE WONT STEER YOU WRONG! Complete computer capabilities on all vehicles STORAGE PHILS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE Domestic/Foreign Tires Brakes A/C Repair Wheel Alignment Computer/Electrical Diagnostics Cooling Systems Steering & Suspensions 3193 NE Hwy 17 Arcadia 863-993-1141 #1 two years running! GLASS CLUTTER ClutterBustersLicensedandInsuredRunningoutofroom?Toomuchstuff? Wehavethesolution!Specializingindisposingofunwantedjunk. ResidentialCommercialShedsBarnsStorageUnits FREEconsultations,appraisals&estimatesCallLewisH.Parkerat(863)990-0273 50471205 REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services From the Coast to the Country Mac Martin, Broker/Owner Were at Your Service BAIL BONDS APARTMENTS McPines AYarinlenis(863) 494-4811 -/ jtj1=2i 71116j.8(Ia(:lj(]61NOW ACCEPTING APPLCATIONS1 bedroom start at 5351 2 bedrooms start at 5405Spacious apartments with central a/c & heat, carpetand tile, onsite laundry facilities, and more! s1DISCOUNT BACKGROUND CHECK!ith ptation oRl' upon1514E Cypress Street, Arcadia, FL 34266AS&tNL DESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC.135 N. Volusia Ave. I Arcadia, Florida 34266I s l i V All Phases of Glass WorkCOMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAILBdho' YU,863-494-Ball MOBILE AUTO GLASSWe come to you!7T45 (863) 494-2683Ron & Lorrie Collins 24-Hour EmergencyI I ICall for move in specialsMartin Realty e flea Market Every Saturdayhour Access24(863) 494-2100 SECUREi ED Ikav 17 North of ArcadiaPUBLIC STORAGE 863-993-1355

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Arcadian | Page 24 www.sunnewspapers.net The Sun / Thursday, September 18, 2014 D e S o t o C o u n t y H i g h S c h o o l D e S o t o C o u n t y H i g h S c h o o l DeSoto County High School B u l l d o g F o o t b a l l B u l l d o g F o o t b a l l Bulldog Football PHILS AUTOMOTIVE Full Service Auto Care Phil & Weldon 3193 N.E. Highway 17, Arcadia, FL 34266 863-993-1141 G o D o g s h a v e a g r e a t s e a s o n 494-4848 www.desotoautomall.com 50471204 We HELP the world GROW the FOOD it needs www.mosaicfla.com We help the world grow the food it needs www.mosaicco.com/florida 2014 15 DeSoto Bulldogs Varsity Football Schedule Julee Judy Monica Rita Heres to a Successful Season! Go Bulldogs!!! Dr. Karyn E. Gary Superintendent of Schools Fender Auto Parts Rodger B. Fender 1442 SW Hwy 17, Arcadia, FL 863-494-1866 The Dynamic Duo Fawn Harrison, MD and Kyle Fairchild, ARNP Working TOGETHER to Keep the Children of DeSoto County HEALTHY! CENTER FOR FAMILY HEALTH DESOTO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 888 N. Robert Ave. Arcadia 863-494-8401 Tel: 863.491.6916 magnoliaseafood.com 9 W. Magnolia St. Arcadia, FL 34266 Go Bulldogs realtorjane@me.com 11am 10pm Sun Thurs 11am-11pm Fri & Sat 1703 E. Oak St., Arcadia 494-9333 Best Chicken Wings in DeSoto www.geogroup.com Go Dawgs! Arcadia Do it Best Hardware Worlds Largest Hardware Store 1705 E Oak St. Arcadia 993-1773 Lumber Plumbing Electrical Tools Paint & Much More Go Dawgs! WFLN 1480 News Radio Player of the Week Offensive Line Deionte Turner, Patrick Jackson, Ernest Dreadhead Robinson, Kendhl Stewart and Stefan Thumpa Williams read The Arcadian before their 56-7 win over East Lee County. These players know that the only place you can read about allDeSoto Countyschool sports is in The Arcadian. SCORE 08/22 7:30pm Port Charlotte L6 33 08/29 7:00pm Lake Region Cancelled 09/05 7:00pm Lehigh Acres W27 8 09/12 7:00pm @ East Lee W56 7 09/19 7:30pm Booker 09/26 7:00pm @ North Port 10/03 7:30pm @ Bayshore 10/10 7:00pm @ Frostproof 10/17 7:30pm @ Southeast 10/30 7:00pm Hardee 11/07 7:00pm @ Braden River WFLN 1480 radio player of the week is actually Players of the week. For the second straight week the offensive line blasted open holes for the running backs to allow them to rush for 318 yards in the first half. Chace Higgins, Kendl Stewart, RayShawn Stroman, Ernest Dreadhead Robinson, Stefan Thumpa Williams and sitting is Hunter Browning. AssnoseFITitua DossFlect Matt Joshua. Creekosalc earJudyJANE FAICKE UA RTw BROKER, GRIWertz-StricklandCommitted Proven Trustworthy 863-990-7112For YourCity For YourCouncil City Marshal603 E. Ivlagclia St Arced a. FL 342E6Cho Dogz9 hmwsi eSoto M&MMOfi1V0GOPa reOffice: (863) 375-4056t a L yjiXB Monday-FridaySTREET -r 8am-5:30pm`7 /r \ Saturdayccssitr t c /J 8am12 NoonBowling Green Small Engine Service, Inc.Lavin & Garden Equipment4702 US Hwy 17 N Bowling Green. FL 33834$ D BEEFO'BRADYS00MYAUTY S416 N. Brevard Ave. 863-494-4835