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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, October 2, 2014 24 pages / 75 centsMOSAIC TALKS TO PUBLICMosaic Co., held an informal breakfast to answer questions for the public. PAGE 12 A section of the Sun Arcadian 75 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Seniors ...............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........18 HOSPITAL BOARD: DeSoto Memorial Hospital wooing cardiology, OB/GYN practices ..................... 2 FLYING COLORS: DeSoto Sheriffs Office earns high marks for records ..................................... 8 4-0: Varsity Bulldogs Football carving out a great season so far ........................................ 14 INSIDE Over 4,500 followers! Like us on Facebook DESOTO COUNTY Former Arcadia City Marshal Charles Lee was sentenced Tuesday to three years in state prison, followed by 27 years of probation. He is also required to pay back $145,000 to the City of Arcadia, and must serve 207 hours of community service one hour for each check he wrote from the Arcadia Police Department accounts for his own use. Judge Kimberly Bonner of the 12th Judicial Circuit in Sarasota pronounced the sentence after hearing from witnesses for both the prosecution and defense. In May, Lee entered a plea of no contest to charges of obtaining property by fraud and ofcial misconduct. The state dropped a third charge grand theft of over $100,000. Lees theft of $145,000 from the city of Arcadia came to light when the city began a detailed audit. Lee submitted his resignation hurriedly on May 20, 2013, and within days, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement began an investigation into APDs nances. Agent Ryan Walker of FDLE testied Tuesday that he found $151,000 worth of checks, written out of three APD accounts, that had been made either to Lee or to cash. On further investigation, $145,000 was determined to have been taken by Lee for his own personal use. Lee took the stand during his sentencing hearing and said he was remorseful for what he had done. He said he was embarrassed and was sorry for the suffering his family went through. Lee said he started writing Lee sentenced to three years in state prisonBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANFormer Arcadia marshal Charles Lee is ngerprinted after money from city police bank accounts. He was ordered Tuesday to repay $145,000 in restitution to the city. Lee made efforts to cover up the fact that he had written checks to himself from police accounts, including shredding monthly bank statements and writing false information on check stubs.FDLE Agent Ryan Walker Lee, in his role as marshal, cared about Arcadias citizens and would go into his own pocket to help someone at church. He was approachable and a community leader.Dr. Sharon GoodmanLEE | 22 Arcadia city ofcials have acknowledged the recent resignation of former administrator Tom Slaughter is tied to the discovery of more than $3,500 in unauthorized cash withdrawals and charges to a city-issued debit card. The discovery was rst made by interim city administrator Beth Carsten, who was nance director at the time. Carsten said while reviewing the citys July 2014 card statement, she noticed odd charges and questioned Slaughter about them. I asked Tom about them and requested receipts and some back-up to explain what they were for, and he said he would get them, she said. Sometime in the beginning of September I approached him again and he had not produced the receipts. I felt that I needed to go further so I contacted the city attorney. City Attorney T.J. Wohl said Carsten rst contacted him regarding the charges Sept. 15, and he requested she compile a complete ledger of all questionable transactions. After a review of previous bank statements, she discovered cash withdrawals and other charges in the Port Charlotte area dating back to Jan. 6. (Slaughter lives in Charlotte County.) All told, Carsten noted $3,527.63 in unauthorized transactions, including $2,384.95 in cash withdrawals and $1,142.73 in meal and miscellaneous purchases. The Arcadian received copies of the citys card statements through a public records request, and found that during one two-day period in July, nearly $1,000 was withdrawn from ATM machines in Port Charlotte. We knew this was a serious matter from the beginning, and we didnt want to make any false Slaughter tied to debit card abuseBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR Tom Slaughter SLAUGHTER | 2


Arcadian | Page 2 The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 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 jbierman@sun-herald.com108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266 DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto .............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore Susan Hoffman Steve Bauer Tami Jewell Jackie Bierman Kyle Gallimore 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 ONLINE Like The Arcadian on Facebook accusations, so thats why we wanted to sit down with Tom and discuss this, Wohl said. Wohl attempted to set up a meeting with Slaughter at the Arcadia Police Department for that Thursday, Sept. 18, to discuss the citys concerns and allow him an opportunity to explain. Slaughter was unable to attend in person, but spoke to Wohl, Carsten and Mayor Alice Frierson via speakerphone. Marshal Matt Anderson was also present during the meeting, but was not involved in the matter other than as an observer. During the conversation, Slaughter denied there were any inappropriate charges and alluded to family problems he was having, specically with his son. He agreed to come to the APD ofces the following morning, however, to further discuss the issue. When Slaughter met with the same four individuals Friday he claimed his son had been using the card without his permission. Wohl said when asked how the son was able to bypass the cards security measures, Slaughter responded that everyone in his family uses the same personal identication number. After further discussion including an admission that the card had been given to other city employees to use for business-related purchases Slaughter asked how much was owed, then left and returned with a Sun Trust cashiers check in the exact amount. He then offered his verbal resignation, with a formal written version sent that night and again the following Monday.Charges forthcoming?When asked why the city hadnt immediately pursued charges against Slaughter, Wohl said employment issues and criminal charges are handled separately. There were no promises made to Tom that there would be no criminal investi gation and that it would not be reported, he said. An employment resignation is separate and distinct from a criminal investigation. Nothing has been set in stone that the city wouldnt do anything in that regard. The fact that it hasnt happened yet doesnt mean it is not going to happen. Wohl continued that one issue he is investigating is the location where the questionable credit card charges took place. These charges on the card took place out of this county, so it would be out of our jurisdiction, he said. It does not appear it falls under either the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce or the Arcadia Police Departments jurisdiction. Carsten informed the Arcadian that the matter was brought to the state attorneys ofces attention yesterday morning, and an investigation has been opened. She also said the card in question has been canceled, and no city employees have access to any similar credit or debit cards.Council, staff reactWohl said after Slaughter resigned, he had Anderson escort him to the homes and businesses of council members to inform them of the situation. All three of the council members I met with in person were sad for the city, Wohl said. Its fortunate that this doesnt appear to be a matter similar to (former marshal) Charles Lee where the city is out all of that money, but its disappoint ing that something like that occurred. Councilman Keith Keene, who was out of town the day of Slaughters resignation, said he was informed by Wohl via phone and that he was shocked at the news, but praised Carstens efforts in discovering the card misuse. Im so disappointed in this whole situation, but Im so happy that we have a nance director who is vigilant and was able to catch this, he said. When asked if he felt the city should pursue charges against Slaughter, he was quick to respond. I do think its appropriate to pursue charges against him. Im the kind of person who likes to give someone the benet of the doubt, but if its determined that it was thievery, then I fully support charging him, he said. Ive heard of this before where someone uses the company card and gets the money back in the till before the bill came, and everyone is OK because theres no missing money, but thats still inappropriate. Frierson said she was also surprised when told of the discrepancies, but said she is also in favor of moving forward with charges. Deputy Mayor Joseph Fink did not comment, and Councilmen Bob Heine and Robert Allen did not respond to phone messages prior to press time. Wohl noted the city still doesnt have details on what many of the charges were for, but he believes Slaughter might not have tendered his resignation if not for his family issues. I again want to give him the benet of the doubt and believe him, Wohl said. From what I gathered from our discussion with him, had he not been dealing with personal issues at home, I dont know if Tom would have resigned. Who knows what his justica tions for those expenditures would have been; maybe he would have said here are the receipts. I dont know, but Im not sure Tom resigned solely based on those questionable withdrawals. Wohl did acknowledge, however, that if Slaughter hadnt resigned the question of ring him for cause would have likely come up. Yes, that was likely the rst step, and I would guess it would have come up at a future council meeting, he said. When asked if Slaughter could still be terminated, Wohl said because he didnt hand in his resignation with the required 30-day notice, the council could theoretically reject it and choose to re him. Theres no indication whether the council is considering that option. Public communicationFollowing Slaughters resignation, the City Council held a special meeting Sept. 23 to appoint an interim administrator. Neither staff nor council members mentioned the card misuse, although Wohl said the information would have been provided if the public had asked. We knew this was going to come out; we knew there was going to be a public records request. I was very surprised that no one had questions about it at the meeting. I certainly dont think there was anything the council was obligated to volunteer, he said. Had someone in the public questioned it that night, I pretty much 100 percent can tell you that it would have been answered. I think council was trying to deal with the appointment of the interim administrator at that time; the focus wasnt on Tom at that point. Wohl insists every effort has been made to ensure the city has been transparent about the issue, and despite possible public perception that information was withheld, it was never the citys intention. There were no plans to withhold that information. The drafts of those bank account ledgers went into Toms personnel le immediately. There are a lot of unknowns still. We did tell Tom we would do our best to respect his privacy, but he was also told this was all public record and people are going to want to know the reason, he said. We over-documented everything in this case and put it in his personnel le. I understand folks saying, well, we had a right to know at that meeting, but I can assure you there was no attempt to ever cover this up or sweep it under the rug. Shaky tenureSlaughter was initially hired by former City Administrator Judi Jankosky as the city planner but was named interim administrator Oct. 15, 2013, to replace Jankosky when she resigned. At that time, the city appointed a citizens panel to develop criteria for hiring a new administrator and to review the qualications of interested candidates. After the panel went through the process of ranking candidates, the council voted May 6 to offer the job to Slaughter. On May 20, the council approved a three-year contract with a starting salary of $70,000, health insurance and use of a city vehicle. The contract also gave Slaughter an option to opt out after the November elections (which could replace up to three current council members) with 12 weeks severance pay. He also negotiated 12 weeks severance pay if the city terminated him without cause. Although the council had been urged to perform a detailed background check before Slaughter was hired, a report from the city of Venice, where Slaughter had worked for 13 years, came to light only after he was hired. The Arcadian reported May 29 that the Venice report detailed allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation, favoritism, use of off-color language and making dispar aging remarks about someones physical handicap. He negotiated a separation agreement with Venice that included $30,000 in severance pay and benets. Slaughter has not returned phone calls seeking comment. The City Council meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Margaret Way Building in Arcadia. Both Carsten and Wohl expect the card misuse will be addressed by council during the meeting.SLAUGHTERFROM PAGE 1 50475681 50475514 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! 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The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 3 | Arcadian Once again, The Arcadian is hosting two events to help you get to know the candidates for elective ofces before the Nov. 4 election day. On Oct. 16, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Arcadian will have another community cookout with free hotdogs, so you wont go hungry while you chat with the candidates. All the local candidates who will be on the ballot in November have been invited so its Political cookout, forum plannedBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR KEY DATES:Oct. 6 Deadline to register to vote DeSoto County Supervisor of Elections Office 201 E. Oak St. (County Admin. Bldg.), Suite 104 Oct. 20 to Nov. 1 Early voting Vote at the Supervisor of Elections office Early voting includes Sat. Oct. 25, Sun. Oct. 26 and Sat. Nov. 1 Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends Oct. 29 Deadline to request mail-in ballots Nov. 4 Election Day. Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mail-iun ballots must reach Supervisor of Elections office before 7 p.m. on Nov. 4. For more information, call the Supervisor of Elections office at 863-993-4871.FORUM | 13 According to, patients rated DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care better than other agencies and better than state and national averages in patient survey categories. Dates of service were from January-December 2013. Patients were surveyed about five categories to rate their Home Health Care experience: How often the home health team gave care in a professional way? DMHHC scored 92, while the state score is 88, and national score is 87. How well did the home health team communicate with patients? DMHHC scored 88, state scored 86; national scored 85. Did the home health team discuss medications, pain, and home safety with the patients? DMHHC scored 86, state scored 83, national scored 84 Rate the Agency on a scale of 1-100 (100 being the best). DMHHC scored 88, state scored 85, national scored 84. Would you recommend the Agency to family and friends? DMHHC scored 89, while state scored 79, national scored 79. DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care is the only home health agency based in DeSoto County. The staff strives to provide excellent care to our community and offer skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social worker and home health aide services. In the near future, they will be adding respiratory therapy services. Earlier this summer, DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care had a successful AHCA survey with no reported deciencies. You as the patient have the right to choose the home health agency you prefer. Most of the staff live in the community and look for ward to providing you with the quality of care you deserve. If you have questions about home health services, call 863-494-8432 and they will be happy to speak with you. DeSoto Memorial Home Health Care is at 1006 N. Mills Ave., Arcadia.DeSoto hospital gets good marks in home health careProvided by KRISTEN SPAHRDMH PHOTO PROVIDEDLeft: DeSoto Memorial Hospitals Home Health Care practice recently earned high marks from patients, better than the state or national scores overall.The Arcadia City Council formally approved its 2014-15 budget during a special meeting Tuesday night. The council voted 4-1 to adopt a 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 cast the dissenting vote, saying he opposes any tax increases on city residents at this time. The council also voted 4-1 to approve a $11,193,822.86 budget for the 2014-15 scal year. Total reserves are estimated at approximately $1.2 million. Fink again cast the dissenting vote.City formally approves 2014-15 budgetSTAFF REPORT 5643 Clark Rd., Sarasota Next to Dunkin Donuts @ I-75, exit 205 487193 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


VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / date Arcadian | Page 4Derek Dunn-Rankin President David Dunn-Rankin Publisher Chris Porter Executive editor Brian Gleason Editorial page editor E-mail letters to | OUR VIEW | GRITS & PIECES Key issues coming in this years electionsThis year, local elections are vitally important. Arcadia voters will have a marshal to pick, along with three city council members. County voters still have one county commission race to decide. And of importance to everyone in DeSoto County is the referendum concerning the half-penny tax for DeSoto Memorial Hospital. Over the next few weeks, youll have several opportunities to learn more about the candidates and issues. DeSoto Memorial Hospital is hosting a series of Community Conversations to make sure people with questions can get answers. The first one was already held in Lake Suzy; the next one is at 6 p.m. Monday at the Turner Agri-Civic Center Exhibit Hall. Another is being held Oct. 9 at Pine Level United Methodist Church, and a final session is slated for Oct. 13 at the Fort Ogden Baptist Church. They all start at 6 p.m. And we urge everyone to try to attend at least one of the sessions. The hospital took a page out of the countys book (remember those Community Conversations the county held last spring?) and is using this as a way to reach out to voters in an informal setting, giving people a chance to ask questions. We applaud that effort. On Oct. 16, The Arcadian will be hosting another informal meet-the-candidate night along with a hot dog cookout at our offices, 108 South Polk Avenue (corner of South Polk and West Magnolia Street, across from the rodeo mural). From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., youll be able to talk with several candidates and hospital representatives, too. Weve invited all the local candidates. On Oct. 23, were holding a more formal question-and-answer session from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at City Council Chambers, 23 N. Polk Ave. in the Margaret Way Building. But before going to any of these events, the very first thing you have to do is make sure you are registered to vote in DeSoto County. The deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 6. If you are not registered, get yourself to the Supervisor of Elections Office at the County Administration Building, 201. E. Oak St., First Floor, and they are open weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Supervisor of Elections Mark Negley will be happy to help you get signed up so you can vote. And while youre there, you might want to ask for an absentee ballot to be sent to your home. Its your right, your privilege and your duty to vote. Make sure you can. The future of the hospital, the city and the county rests on your shoulders. | LETTERS TO THE EDITORIs there deceit over DMH loan?Editor: DeSoto Memorial Hospital began operation in 1968. It is a public entity that operates on an annual operational budget. Any operating decit during the year must be offset by budget adjustments. DeSoto Memorials claim to a $20 million decit Indigent Patient Care over the years is impossible. The hospital never accrued this total amount since its inception. Circa 2006, DeSoto Memorial Hospital applied for and was granted a $20 million loan for hospital expansion, from the US Department of Agriculture. This expansion was completed at the beginning of 2008. What is the current status of this loan from the Department of Agriculture? Did the County Commissioners cosign for DeSoto memorial Hospital on this Department of Agriculture loan as guarantor? Was the proposed sales tax increase ordinance drafted solely to satisfy and pay off this $20 million loan from the Department of Agriculture? Sir Walter Scott said, Oh, what a tangled web we weave when rst we A special weekend of fun and memoriesThose crazy years known as the Seventies came back to life this past weekend, as DeSoto High alumni came together for That 70s Reunion at the Turner Center. This was the third such gathering, held every other year since 2010, and more than 300 classmates, spouses, teachers, and administration were on hand to celebrate as friends. Friday nights event was a tailgate party, wherein everyone gathered at the entrance of the Turner Center, beneath the overhang, bringing with them folding chairs to sit and memories to share. Concessions and restrooms were available inside the lobby, and approximately 200 came for that. Oh yeah, and blindingly brilliant tie-dyed shirts were everywhere, featuring the reunion logo. Glancing over the crowd, you mightve thought you were at a Grateful Dead concert. Saturday evening was the big event and went pretty much as planned, other than the air conditioning not functioning properly. Needless to say, the experience reected the lyrics of that grand old tune Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight. Looking over the many photos taken and shared on Facebook, its easy to tell that it was quite warm, with sweat stains on clothing, glistening faces, and falling hairdos. But it was totally worth it. Guest speaker Adrian Cline even commented on it, remind ing us of how we endured the heat in the old days in the old DCHS building with no air conditioning. No name tags on Friday, so many had to guess whom they were speaking to that night, and then were able to con rm or dismiss on Saturday when the name tags were applied. A wonderful photo booth was constructed by Linda Cassels for the ever popular seles and for groups of friends and the different classes to gather for photographs. A wide variety of fun props were available for the photos as well, such as hats, wild glasses, mustaches, etc. The high school drama club was on hand to assist the teachers with service during the meal, and the committee was very thankful of this great job! The Catering Sisters provided a sumptuous, scrumptious meal, Bryan See was on hand to handle the sound and music beautifully, and the Turner Center staff was most helpful in making the reunion the success that it was. Our deceased classmates were honored during the program by Tod Backer, who included Alan Jacksons poignant ballad Remember When during his time on stage. Each class was represented in an ever-growing list of the fallen in frames with a candle on a special display table, and many spent time reecting on fallen friends, as well as being surprised at some of the names found there. Adrian Cline included in his remarks some history of the former Memorial School building, at which time longtime teacher, Miss Frances Pooser, was presented with a beautiful bouquet of owers and a standing ovation. Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson | 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 view: Make sure you are registered by Oct. 6.GRITS & PIECES | 22 LETTERS | 10


The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 5 | Arcadian The DeSoto Cares organization has decided to make its rst project the creation of a homeless service center. The goal is to offer in one location restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, mail and computer access, as well as a volunteer counselor to help the homeless connect with other services available in the county. DeSoto Cares began 12 months ago with a series of meetings at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church that brought together more than 60 community leaders and residents. The concern of the group was the wellbeing of homeless men, women and children in our county. A board of ofcers was named, as follows: Chairman is the chairman of the Arcadia Center For the Needy; Vice-chairmen are the chairman of the DeSoto County Democratic party and the vice-chairman of the DeSoto County Republican party; Secretary is the Executive Director of the Arcadia-DeSoto Habitat for Humanity; 501(c)(3) administrator is the executive director of the Arcadia Housing Authority. In addition, local leaders from the medical, spiritual and social services community have attended meetings and offered their services as consultants to the organization. A constitution and mission statement were adopted. An agreement was reached with the Arcadia Housing Authority for formal afliation to utilize its 501(c)(3) legal structure in developing local projects. The organizations members have made eld trips over the past year to study homeless programs operating in sur rounding counties. One-on-one services were provided to homeless individuals in the community, and canvasses of local encampments were conducted. On Sept. 4 the members participated in a four-hour strategic planning conference led by a professional facilitator from the headquarters of International Habitat for Humanity. The plan to create a homeless service center was a unanimous decision of the members following the strategic planning conference. Two grant applications have already been written, and additional funding resources are being actively explored. Several locations are currently being considered by the membership. DeSoto Cares meets regularly on the rst and third and Thursdays of each month from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. in the Arcadia Housing Authority conference room. They are open to the public and new members are always welcome. For more information, call Rev. Theodore Hanus, Chairman, at DeSoto Cares, 863-558-3090.Group eyes service center for homelessBy REV. THEODORE HANUSDESOTO CARES DeSoto County has been awarded $700,000 in funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to help pay for the extension of public water and sewer lines on U.S. Highway 17. The money will help pay part of the $5 million project which will include construction of pipelines, pumping stations and lift stations to be built as U.S. 17 is widened from Nocatee to Arcadia. When we started this project, we knew wed have to borrow the money, said DeSoto County Administrator Mandy Hines. This funding will make a signicant difference in helping to offset the debt. The Board of County Commissioners held an emergency meeting Tuesday, as the county had only ve days to notify FDEP that it intends to proceed with the project based on the bids it received. Commissioner Jim Selph wanted to add that, once these water and sewer lines are in, hookup to them will be mandatory. Commissioner Elton Langford clar ied that applies to new construction, but existing structures will not be required to tie into these utilities. Our lines have to be installed there and in service for mandatory hookup, Hines said. Hines added the county had spoken with their rate consultant twice and was assured the county can nance this project. The expectation is that, once the water and sewer lines are in, customers will help pay for use and it will open the U.S. 17 corridor to future development. Ultimately, Commissioner Gabriel Quave said, this is going to generate revenue for our county. Hines said the county is also actively seeking additional funding, including an application with the Southwest Florida Water Management District for money for the sewer line. They are also hoping to get additional state legislative appropriations, although there is no guarantee. The funding came through the DEPs State Revolving Loan Fund. DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. said, Making sure water and wastewater upgrades are accomplished at the same time the road-widening project is completed in DeSoto County is a cost-effective way to improve Floridas environment. Senator Bill Galvano added, I am in support of this project that will positively impact travel along U.S. 17. State Rep. Ben Albritton also praised the water and sewer project, saying, Our DEP, through the leadership of Gov. Scott and Sec. Vinyard, has been a wonderful partner in making sure we are focused on water the right way.County gets $700K toward utility expansionBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITORThis funding will make a signicant difference in helping to offset the debt. Mandy Hines, DeSoto County Administrator


Arcadian | Page 6 The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 NOTE: All phone numbers are in Area Code 863 unless stated otherwise. TODAY DMH Auxiliary is hosting Jewelry is Fun in the McSwain Room from 7a.m. 2p.m. Thursday. Shop at home and support the Hospital Auxiliary. Everythings $5. Cash or credit/debit cards accepted. Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association is holding a Grower Forum on Oct. 2 at the DeSoto County Extension Office, 2150 N.E. Roan St., Breakfast will be provided at 7:30 a.m. with the forum starting at 8 a.m. and going to 9 a.m. It will be casual, with no set agenda other than allowing growers to talk with each other to discuss helpful caretaking practices. For details, call Katie Marks at 494-0061 or email The All Faiths Food Bank will deliver free food to those in need at the DeSoto Homeless Center, 1425 MLK Jr. St., from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 2, Nov. 6 and Dec. 4. The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council Board of directors meets on the first Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m., at The Arcadian, 108 S. Polk. DeSoto Cares, a community group dedicated to searching out homelessness needs and solutions, meets on the first and third Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at the Housing Authority Conference Room. For details, call Rev. Ted Hanus at 993-3435. Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast is at 8 a.m. the first Thursday monthly. This months location is Mid Florida Credit Union. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every first Thursday at 5 p.m. DeSoto County Historical Society Research Library is open in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except for the second Thursday of the month), and by appointment. The John Morgan Ingraham House is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, except the second Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m. Held in the Health Dept. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. FRIDAY DMH Auxiliary is hosting Jewelry is Fun in the McSwain Room from 7a.m. 2p.m. Friday. Shop at home and support the Hospital Auxiliary. Everythings $5. Cash or credit/debit cards accepted. Central Florida Regional Planning Council will hold a Finance Committee meeting at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3, at 555 E. Church St., Bartow. Kol Nidre services will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY Arcadia Main Street invites organizations, businesses and individuals to build a scarecrow in downtown Arcadia starting at 10 a.m. on Oct. 4. To make downtown over in the Fall spirit, Arcadia Main Street has secured straw for stuffing scarecrows. You should bring old clothes and whatever else you want to decorate your scarecrow. Once they are done, they will be attached to lampposts throughout the downtown area. Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Drive, North Port, will hold Yom Kippur service at 9 a.m. Oct. 4. Mincha service is at 5 p.m. Break-the-fast after Shofar blowing. Nav-A-Gator, Trop Rock Junkies 2-5 p.m. Cover charge is canned goods, nonperishable food items for donation. Boaters Get-Together meets at 1 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month at Nav-A-Gator Grill, 9700 S.W. Riverview Circle (off Kings Hwy/C.R. 769). For more information, call 941-627-3474. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. The first Saturday of every month is Book Buddies, when children read to dogs. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. SUNDAY Live Music at the Nav-A-Gator with Highway 1 Band, 2-5 p.m. Cover charge canned goods and nonperishables food item. Also fresh produce stand 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with fruits, jams, jellies etc. Friendship Missionary Baptist Church will host Rev. David Mazon and Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church at 4 p.m. Oct. 5. MONDAY The Senior Friendship Centers of DeSoto County will reopen in their new quarters 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6, 219 W. Oak St. For information, call 494-5965. 4-H county council, leaders and volunteers meet at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the DeSoto County Turner Center extension office. The Arcadia Garden Club meets at noon on the first Monday of each month Oct. through June at its office, 1005 W. Magnolia St. Bring a covered dish to share. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. All are welcome. 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 TUESDAY Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. 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. WEDNESDAY Been There Ranchers and Farmers Club meets every second and fourth Wed. through April at 1 p.m., first clubhouse inside South Entrance Arcadia Village Country Club. North of Walmart, State Road 70. Call Max R. Fitzpatrick at 863-494-6257. Free. Tours, speakers, conversation, friends, fun all welcome. Central Florida Regional Planning Council meets at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 8 at Sebring Airport, 128 Authority Lane, Sebring. For more information, call Patricia Steed at 534-7130 or email ext. 130. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. Prescription Assistance is at the DeSoto County Health Department Clinic Location: 1031 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Call to make an appointment or for more information, call 491-7580 ext. 256. THURSDAY Photographer exhibit reception: Rhett Butler, Jim Steed, John Black and Susan Hoffman. 5:30 p.m., Oct 9 Mac Martin Art Gallery, 207 E. Magnolia St. Sponsored by DeSoto Arts & Humanities Council. Open to the public. The DeSoto County School District will hold an expulsion hearing, closed to the public, at 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 9 in School Board Chambers, 530 La Solona Ave., before its regular board meeting. First day of Sukkot will be observed at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. The All Faiths Food Bank will deliver free food to those in need at Elizabeth Baptist Church, 101 S. Orange Ave., from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11. The DeSoto County Veterans Council meets the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Arcadia Elks Lodge. For details, call Tom Damron at 491-1404. TEAM Arcadia meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Margaret Way Building, 23 N Polk Avenue. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to unite community organizations and coordinate community improvement efforts. DeSoto County Historical Society meets at noon every second Thursday monthly at the Family Service Center annex, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Lunch is available for $6 at 11:30 a.m. Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6 p.m. second Thursdays monthly at the Habitat ReStore, 111 N. Polk Ave. Call 494-4118 or desotohab for more information. 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 and 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. Volunteers are needed for new Senior Friendship Center opening Monday at 219 W. Oak St., open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. 4 p.m. Call 494-5965 if you have 4 hours/week to share. Positions available for receptionists (morning or afternoon), help serving meals, help with activities, special talents, and more. M i c h a e l D e r h o d g e O D Michael Derhodge O.D. 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The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 7 | Arcadian Family AlbumFAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to Burton and Margaret L. (Brockelbank) Giles will be married to each other for 72 years on Oct. 10, 2014. They were married 72 years ago in Ipswich, Mass. at Margarets home. Both were born in Massachusetts, about 140 miles apart. Margaret was born on July 27, 1921, while Burton was born in Greenfield, Mass. on Nov. 4, 1923. They went to school in Ipswich and in Cummington, and worked in various jobs until May, 1952 when they moved to Miami with their son, Bruce T. Giles, and Linda L. Starling who now lives in Rustburg, Va. In Miami, Burt spent 21 years as a Miami firefighter and inspector. Margaret worked in the Miami-Dade school system. They have seven granddaughters and one grandson. There are now several great-grandchildren, one of whom is a U.S. Marine. After retirement in Miami, they traveled throughout this country and Canada for 18 years, with enough adventures to fill a book. They finally settled in Arcadia in 1984 at Craigs RV Park. In 1991 they began a 10-year stretch as volunteers at DeSoto Memorial Hospital until 2001.Happy 72nd anniversary PHOTO PROVIDEDBurton and Margaret Giles are celebrating 72 years of marriage together. Once again, Toys for Tots, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, will be making the Christmas holidays a little merrier for many children in DeSoto County with your help. Plans are now being made to collect, sort and distribute toys for children from infants to teenagers. To help raise funds to buy all those toys, the local Toys for Tots program is holding its second Toys for Tots Golf Tournament on Nov. 22. The event will be held at the Arcadia Municipal Golf Course as a four-person team scramble. Sign-in is 7:30-8 a.m. and tee time is at 8 a.m. The event is open to both men and women. For more information, stop in at the Pro Shop or call Bob Grinis at 863-558-2415.Toys for Tots holds second golf tourney Dominos Pizza in Arcadia and DeSoto County Fire Rescue are teaming up on the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire to promote re safety during re prevention week. In the evening of Oct. 9, if you place an order from Dominos, you may be randomly selected to have a re truck assist with the delivery. When the reghters arrive they will check to see if your smoke alarm is operational and if it works properly you will get a coupon for a free pizza from the Arcadia Dominos Pizza. This years theme for Fire Prevention Week is Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives Test Yours Every Month! Fire Prevention Week is a great time of year to change the batteries in your smoke alarms, said Public Safety Chief Larry Taylor, of DeSoto County Fire Rescue. Functioning smoke alarms save lives, but many people forget to maintain the batteries. We are excited to be working with Dominos Pizza to promote good re safety precautions by rewarding residents who have properly installed and functioning smoke alarms with a free, delicious pizza. This re safety program partnering with Dominos Pizza was established seven years ago by the National Fire Protection Association, an international, non-prot organization established in 1896 to reduce the worldwide burden of re and other hazards on the quality You could have a fire truck deliver your pizzaBy THOMAS MORANDEP. CHIEF DELIVER | 22


Arcadian | Page 8 The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce was honored to earn a perfect compliance rating in a recent audit of its record-keeping practices by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. DeSoto County Sheriff Will Wise said the audit evaluated DCSOs records which are entered into the Florida Crime Information Center and the National Crime Information Center. FCIC and NCIC are nationally accessible databases which law enforcement agencies across the country use in their daily activities. I am proud of our folks who are performing this work, Wise said. They really pay attention to details. Its important to get it right, and they did. Lt. Rhonda Walker oversees the program. She said the FDLE audits include records such as warrants, stolen property and missing persons. They pull up random records to search for inaccuracies, she said. They are also checking for security compliance, personnel training, and physical security. Data can be entered into the system for stolen property (for instance, the serial number of a gun or a vehicles VIN), people who are wanted on outstanding warrants (and whether DCSO will extradite them from another jurisdiction). Its critical, Walker said, to make sure everything is accurate: a faulty number could result in stolen property not being recovered, or a wanted criminal could elude arrest. The records also need to be kept up to date, she said. For example, if a stolen vehicle tag is recovered, it has to be deleted from the records, or if someone with an outstanding warrant is apprehended, that needs to be reported. At present, DCSO has about 800 outstanding warrants. The personnel in the Sheriffs Ofce enter the data into the system and Walker said it all has to be double-checked by hand. It is a signicant accomplishment to have an FDLE audit and nd 100 percent compliance, she said. In addition to the FCIC and NCIC records, Walker also oversees communications (including the 911 system), warrants, civil processes and injunctions. She also compiles the crime statistics on which the Uniform Crime Reports are based.DCSO gets perfect score in key record-keepingBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR What started midday Monday with a sharp-eyed Charlotte County deputy reporting a possible crime in progress in DeSoto County resulted in three arrests in Charlotte County on a variety of charges related to the theft of copper wire. About 1 p.m. Monday, an off-duty deputy saw what she believed to be a bur glary in progress at a closed driving range on Kings Highway in southern DeSoto County. She contacted the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce to report the incident. When a vehicle at the location left, head ing into Charlotte County, the off-duty deputy followed the car until on-duty Charlotte deputies could stop it in the area of Tuckers Grade and I-75. The driver of the vehicle was identied as Myles Ray Cope, 35, of Punta Gorda. Another person had reportedly been seen in the area of the driving range. DeSoto County and Charlotte County deputies searched the Kings Highway location for other potential suspects. Support was provided by Charlotte County K-9 and aviation units. Their search continued until weather forced the helicopter to return to base without making any arrests. Charlotte County charged Cope with two counts each of grand theft and dealing in stolen property stemming from two separate instances one in Port Charlotte and one in Punta Gorda in which electrical wire had been removed from the roof connection to electrical meters. Cope was booked into the Charlotte County Jail Tuesday morning. Another man, Samuel Ross Centanne, 38, of Port Charlotte, was charged with two counts of grand theft and dealing in stolen property and three counts of false verication of ownership. Two of the cases were the same for which Cope was charged. A third man, Adam Lee Provencal, 35, of Port Charlotte, was also taken into custody. He was charged with 16 counts of grand theft between $300 and $5,000, 13 counts of organizing theft and dealing in stolen property and one count each of unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and dealing in stolen property. Cope is being held on a total $100,000 bond. Due to bond on a previous charge being revoked, Centanne is being held without bond. Provencal is also being held without bond. It was not reported as of press time whether or how any of the three arrestees were believed to be connected to the Kings Highway theft. Detectives in both Charlotte and DeSoto Counties are continuing their investigations.One deputy, two counties, three arrestsPROVIDED B y DEBBIE BOWECHARLOTTE CO. SHERIFFS OFFICE PROVENCAL COPE CENTANNE The DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Bobby Barajas, 29, 1200 block of S.E. Townsend, Arcadia. Charges: possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or deliver, possession of marijuana with intent to sell or deliver, possession or use of drug equipment, grand theft auto, fleeing to elude officer, and driving on a suspended license, third or subsequent offense. Bond: $15,120. Ismael Garcia, 51, 4th Ave., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of uttering a false instrument. Bond: $2,000. Tanya Denise Goodman, 31, 1600 block of S.E. 4th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Michael Bradley Hicks, 38, 10500 block of S.W. Peace River St., Arcadia. Charges: driving on a suspended license, resisting an officer by refusing to accept or sign citation, DUI with alcohol or drugs and refusing to submit to DUI test after license suspension. Bond: $1,120. |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.ARRESTS | 11 50475512 In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, DeSoto Memorial Radiology is offering special pricing on: Digital Mammogram Screening . . . . $75.00 Bone Density Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75.00 Appointment Dates Monday, October 20th Tuesday, October 21st Wednesday, October 22nd Thursday, October 23rd Make Early Detection a Habit You Keep For Life Call Kristen to make an appointment 863-993-7601 Prices listed above are for self-pay patients. Patient responsibility may be less with insurance. 900 North Robert Avenue Arcadia, FL 34266 A special gift will be given to all participants. A Digital Mammogram Screening does not require a prescription. An annual mammogram is recommended for all women over 40 years of age (your doctor may request a different frequency depending on famil y history). A bone density scan does require a prescription from your physician. 50475737 What do YOU think? Occasionally someone applies or runs for an elected position for which they may not be qualified. This is a decision every voter has to decide for themselves. If elected, these people often create chaos, turmoil and disrupt the operation of that office. Sometimes reviewing a candidates life history will give you a glimpse of that persons qualifications or true character. Searching the public records there is some history about the candidates for city marshal, if you ask these questions. 1) Have or had any criminal charges filed against them? Matt Anderson No Cliff Brown No Lorenzo Dixon Yes Columbia County Case# 91MM000263MMAXMX BATTERY DeSoto County Case# 13MM0058MMAXMA Weapon Offense And the newspaper article about battery and wielding a handgun in Jacksonville 2) Have or had been sued and had judgments against them? Matt Anderson No Cliff Brown No Lorenzo Dixon Yes Columbia County Case# 89-417-SP Case# 89-05320-CP Columbia County Case# 91-258-CC Case# 88-39-SP 3) Have or had a paternity suit filed against them? Matt Anderson No Cliff Brown No Lorenzo Dixon Yes Columbia County Case# 00DR-158 (ordered to pay back child support) 4) Have or had a Lis Penden filed for real estate foreclosure filed against them? Matt Anderson No Cliff Brown No Lorenzo Dixon Yes Columbia County Case# 94-948-CA 5) Have or had a worthless check charge filed against them? Matt Anderson No Cliff Brown No Lorenzo Dixon Yes Columbia County Case# 88VF0002221CFAXMX Duval County Case# 1993 MM071508AXXX 6) Have or had they ever been evicted? (Housing or apartment rental) Matt Anderson No Cliff Brown No Lorenzo Dixon Yes Duval County Case# 2012CC11190XXX 7) Had 10 or more combination of criminal traffic/traffic infractions Matt Anderson No Cliff Brown No Lorenzo Dixon Yes Columbia County Duval County DeSoto County Polk County Gary Frierson


The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESJames J. CardanyJames J. Jim Cardany, 89, of Arcadia, Fla., passed through this life peacefully Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a brief battle with lung cancer. He was born March 18, 1925, in Troy, N.Y., to Charles J. and Sophie (Ruth) Cardany. Jim leaves behind his children, John (Patricia) Cardany of California, Rosemarie (Michael) Eggleston and Michelle (John) Perez, both of Rotterdam, N.Y.; his grandchildren, Jordan and John Perez Jr. and James Eggleston; siblings John Barney (Barbara) Cardany and Carolyn Sis Cardany; and many nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary (nee Alderdice) Cardany; his parents; his brothers Joseph G. and Kilmer Cardany; and sister, Mary Callahan. Calling hours were held Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, Rotterdam. The Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at St. Gabriels Church, Rotterdam. Interment followed at St. Johns Cemetery, Schenectady, N.Y. In lieu of owers, contributions may be made in Jims name to Catholic Charities USA, P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, MD 21297; or The Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.Diane Elizabeth JonesDiane Elizabeth Jones, 60, passed away cancer-free after a long, yet courageous battle, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 3, 1954, in Hartford, Conn., to William Evans and Eleanor R. Sousa Davis. Diane moved to Arcadia, Fla., 12 years ago from North Port, Fla. Although she did not get the opportunity to enjoy living cancer-free, cancer did not keep her from living. Diane was a very loving and giving person; she gave her time and energy to many nonprot organizations within our commu nity. She was on the Board of Directors of the DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce; was a Past President of the Rotary Club of DeSoto County, Fla.; and participated with the Arcadia Rodeo Association, Relay for Life and Strolling 4 A Cure. Diane was employed for nine years by First State Bank of Arcadia as Director of Marketing. She is survived by her sons, Thomas F. (Daisy) Lloyd III of North Port, Michael E. (Kristin) Lloyd of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Zechariah (Melissa) Lloyd of North Port; mother, Eleanor R. Davis of Arcadia; brothers, Robert W. (Debbie) Davis of Punta Gorda, Fla., and William A. (Gail) Davis of Fort Myers, Fla.; sister, Judyann (Raymond) Bindas of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; grandchildren, Madison, Justin, Clayton, Colin, Carley, Caden and Gavin; and numerous nieces and nephews. Diane was preceded in death by her father, William Evans Davis. A gathering of family and friends will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at the chapel of PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home in Arcadia. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Dianes Life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at the funeral home. In lieu of owers, the family requests that donations in Dianes honor be made to: Strolling 4 a Cure, c/o Janet Preston, 5221 N.E. Sandy Road, Arcadia, FL 34266. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Sara Latimer YorkSara L. York, 97, of Arcadia Fla., died peacefully Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at home in Arcadia, following a period of declining health. She was born March 23, 1917, in Marietta, Ga., the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Latimer. Sara grew up in rural Cobb County, Ga., graduating from Marietta High School, and later went on to work for the Department of Agriculture during the Depression and war years. In 1947, she married John B. York. The couple resided in Arcadia, and for more than 60 years summered at their home in Cataumet, on Cape Cod. Sara was widely known as a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, a superb cook, and a talented seamstress; in her later years she took up oil painting and was once named DeSoto Countys Artist of the Month. A devout churchwoman, she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher and Monday Morning Lady; at the time of her death she was the oldest member of the congregation. Sara was a member of the L&E Club, a former Girl Scout leader and a longtime member of the Cataumet Club. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Edith (James) Wildt, and Mrs. Nancy (Lewis) Ambler, both of Arcadia; granddaughter, Mrs. Jennifer (Chris) Esposito of Clermont, Fla.; grandson, Mr. Jeffrey Wildt of Arcadia; three nephews; and numerous grandnephews and grandnieces. Sara was preceded in death by her husband. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church of Arcadia. Memorial gifts may be sent to First Presbyterian Church of Arcadia, 20 N. Orange Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266; Tidewell Hospice, 919 N. Arcadia Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266; or Bourne Conservation Trust, P.O. Box 457, Cataumet, MA 02534. Online condolences can be made at www.ponger Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home.Selena ColemanSelena Coleman, 41, lifelong resident of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 28, 1973, in Arcadia. Selena worked as a receptionist and caregiver at Arcadia Oaks. She was of the Baptist faith. Selena enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, mud bogging, barbecues, and family gatherings. She is survived by her sons, Donald Yates, Brett Yates, and Richard Coleman, all of Arcadia, and Raymond Coleman, of Bushnell, Fla.; mother, Sharon Pelham Floyd, of Franklin, N.C.; brothers, Timothy Pelham, Kenny Pelham, and Willis (Pamela) Agent, all of Arcadia; sisters, Sharon Perez, and Crystal Coker, both of Arcadia, Tina Campbell, of Franklin; granddaughter, Zoe Yates; and grandson, J.P. Selena was preceded in death by her father, Willis Agent. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday Oct. 6, 2014, in the Chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia. The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. with Jessie Southerland ofciating. Burial will follow at Friendship Cemetery in Zolfo Springs, Fla. Online condolences can be made at Arrangements have been entrusted to Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia. 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 DeSoto DeSoto Church Church Directory Directory ... And Make Your Choice from our Church Directory 50475704 See Your Church in this spot For Only$ 8 0 0 $8.00 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 See Your Church in this spot For Only $ 8 0 0 a week! $8.00 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: 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 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 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 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!


Arcadian | Page 10 The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 At long last, after more than a year since the Senior Center had to leave the Margaret Way Building, the new Senior Center is ready to welcome back former clients and many more new ones. The doors open on Monday, and we cant wait for all to see and enjoy our beautiful new Center at 219 West Oak St. We are proud to be able to offer a variety of activities something for everyone. We have a terric activities room with games, crafts, Wii, socializing anything youd like to do. If we dont have the activity youre looking for, let us know and well do our best to add it. We will also offer seminars on subjects of interest to seniors, support groups for caregivers and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, free blood pressure screenings twice a month, movie days, low-impact exercises, a huge selection of information on services in our new resource center, and outside agencies setting schedules for days to meet with seniors who could benet from their services. As we learn of a need, we will be adding more services and programs. Now that we have an opening date, we will be setting up schedules to share with you soon. Our congregate meal program will return on Oct. 6 also. If you are 60+ and would like to join us for lunch, call 863-494-5965 to make a reservation. We require a 48-hour notice for reservations. All meals are overseen by a registered dietician and contain one-third of the daily meal requirements for those over 60. We serve Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. and only ask that you donate whatever you can afford. No one, however, is turned away due to inability to pay. Limited transportation is available for meal program participants. Phone for details. Center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will also be a stop for the DART bus, which is a wonderful way to get around town for only 50 cents. If you need a bus schedule, we have them available. We receive many calls from family members and caregivers wanting to drop off a loved one. Unfortunately, we are not staffed licensed or permitted to be a day care service. Anyone attending the center must be able to care for themselves. Anyone unable to do so and who would not be disruptive to others may attend only if their caregiver brings them and stays with them, providing any care they need. If you t into this category, please phone ahead to discuss the situation to see if we can accommodate you. We also receive many calls from disabled individuals under 60 who would like assistance with in-home services. Unfortunately, our funding is only for those over 60. Other programs are available to assist New Senior Center will open its doors Oct. 6By KAREN BLANCHETTESENIOR CENTER DIRECTORCENTER | 22 practice to deceive. County Commissioners, it is time to tell the citizens of DeSoto County the facts on this matter without delay.Donald McCormick ArcadiaFrosh: great job at homecomingEditor:Thank you to the Freshman Class on the awesome job they did on their homecoming oat and for winning rst runner-up on their oat. I would also like to thank local businesses including Tim and Pam Vowels at McDonalds for providing food for the students, as well as Bullz Eye BBQ, Terra Fried Chicken and Beef OBradys.Teresa Hanush Freshman Class Sponsor ArcadiaDont close hospitalEditor:Several reasons why DMH should not be closed: 1. We have had several things that have happened in our family. Had it not been for DMH we probably would have not been on this earth as long as we have been. Four or ve years ago my husband would have bled to death if I had to drive to Punta Gorda or Port Charlotte for help. 2. It is needed to help the truly sick people in this community. 3. If it should close it would put many people out of work causing a huge drop in our economy. 4. I am praying to God for a solution to this threat of closure. Please join me.Shirley Platt Arcadia Editor:DeSoto Memorial Hospital is very important for our well being. Many of the citizens are seniors and nd it difcult to drive to distant doctors and hospitals. In the event of need for emergency services, we need to have the hospital in DeSoto County. Patients can be stabilized and then sent on to larger hospitals if necessary. Without DeSoto Memorial, we will lose local doctors and will not attract new doctors to the area. Having had 8 12 years of experience on a small hospital board in New York State and seeing it closed, it was devastating to the area. Vote in November for the 12-cent sales tax for the hospital.Harold F. Lebbert Arcadia Editor:There are a lot of elderly citizens that live here in Arcadia, and we badly need our hospital that is close to us. Like myself for instance, I do not drive to Port Charlotte anymore but I can still drive to our hospital and see my friends. It would be very wrong to close our hospital, Port Charlotte is 26 miles away and too far when we need a hospital and care in a hurry. Please leave our hospital alone.Betty Koenig Arcadia Editor:We need a hospital in DeSoto because its close for people to come. The people who work there are friendly and helpful. My husband is here and he can go to the hospital to check on us if we are in the hospital. Who would want to go out of town to another hospital? I know I wouldnt, especially if the people dont have a vehicle to go somewhere else. The doctors are good here. Why would anybody else go elsewhere? I wouldnt. The people need the hospital here.Joyce Kersey Arcadia Editor:It is imperative to keep this hospital open. Lives are saved every day because a local hospital is available. This community cannot survive without good health care. This community is sadly lacking in employ ment. Please nd a solution before it is too late.John T. and Phyllis J. Fowler ArcadiaLETTERSFROM PAGE 4 150 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! 50475678 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 Week 15 Weight Loss 76 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 Tom & Sue Damron .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! CURRENT WEIGHT 264 330 POUND LOSS 58 lbs. 18 lbs.


The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 11 | Arcadian The City of Arcadia and DeSoto County have been working on Strategic Plans to promote business in our community. They each have their own plans but success will require them to work together in many areas. One such effort involves the cityowned airport that is located outside the city limits within DeSoto County. The city, county and Friends of Arcadia Airport Inc. have joined forces to develop a plan, proposed by Friends, which will help make Arcadia Municipal a destina tion airport. Friends will develop a never used section of the airport into a Fly-In/Camp-Out Center. The wooded area, being cleared by Friends volunteers, will offer a pilot shelter with picnic tables, a large brick paver re pit, tent sites and a horseshoe pit. Once nished, the facility components will be donated to the city airport by Friends. The project will provide an area for pilots from all over the southeastern U.S. to y in and camp out at the airport. This gives pilots the opportunity to visit the downtown antique district, local restaurants and attractions. Friends will approach local businesses to offer some special rates to entice pilots to visit us. Last years successful Rodeo Weekend Fly-In proved the idea has merit, as pilots from as far as Atlanta and Miami ew in for the rodeo and camped under wing at the airport. The cooperation among the city, county and Friends spurred many letters boasting about the hospitality and wonderful time the pilots experienced during their visit. This facility will host aviation-related groups and events as well as the youth aviation club started by Friends in partner ship with DeSoto County High School. The cooperation of the city and county governments on this plan has been wonderful, said Friends Vice President Ross Clark. The city has already approved our development plan and has forwarded it to the county for their review and approval. Friends thank the Arcadia City Council Mayor Alice Frierson, Vice Mayor Joe Fink, Councilmen Keith Keene, Bob Allen and Bob Heine the City Administrator, Project Manager Shelley Peacock, City Clerk Penny Delaney and City Planner Carl McQuay. Thanks also to DeSoto County Administrator Mandy Hines, Commissioners Bob Miller, Gabriel Quave and Buddy Manseld as well as County Planning Manager Tom Cookingham. The site is expected to be ready in time for the Viet Nam Traveling Wall event scheduled for December and the second Rodeo Weekend Fly-In set for March 2015. Friends will resume the monthly pancake breakfasts in October, through the winter ying season ending in April of 2015. New menu items have been added so bring the whole family to the airport for a fun morning of good food and fellowship. Breakfasts are on Saturday from 9 a.m. to11 a.m. Oct.18, Nov.15, Dec. 6, Jan. 24, Feb. 21, Mar.14 and April 18. There is still a lot of work to do on the new site and Friends will need donations to complete the project. Friends of Arcadia Airport Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non prot corporation so your donation is tax deductible. Email for details.Friends of Arcadia Airport working on camping siteSUBMITTED B y GEORGE CHASEFRIENDS OF ARCADIA AIRPORT Nov. 15 from 8 a.m. to noon, Habitat for Humanity will hold a 5K Turkey Trot at Morgan Park in Arcadia. Registration and sign-in begin at 7 a.m. Register between now and Nov. 11 for $20/person, with a guaranteed T-shirt, or sign up from Nov. 12 to the day of the event for $25/person (T-shirt while supplies last). Proceeds benet Arcadia-DeSoto Habitat for Humanity. Call 494-4118 for more information.Habitat holds 5K race at Morgan Park Omar Masterkeyla Hillman, 38, 4400 block of S.W. Jasmine St., Nocatee. Charges: battery and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence. Bond: $1,500, Evangelina McMillan, 40, 4500 block of N.W. Co. Road 661, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Kenneth Roger Blondell, 55, 1100 block of N.E. Hickory St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,500. Brian Christopher Hesters, 27, 2800 block of S.W. Co. Road 760A, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,500. Graciela Agillon Martinez, 43, 1100 block of 7th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is expired more than 4 months. Bond: $120. Richard Lewis Mink, 33, 5600 N.W. Pinebridge Drive, Arcadia. Charge: failure to support child or spouse. Purge: $200. Devonte Tevin Mitchell, 20, 2000 block of S.W. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery where offender knew/ should have known victim was pregnant, Bond: $10,000. Aracelli Arvizu, 19, 1600 block of S.E. Apple Drive, Arcadia. Charge: cruelty toward child without great harm. Bond: none. Clifford Allen Baldwin, 39, 6400 block of S.W. Miami Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $1,500. Christopher Dewayne Law, 30, first block of E. Palmetto St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Brandon Alex Reyes, 19, 400 block of W. Gibson St., Arcadia. Charges: assault on officer, firefighter or EMT and armed trespass on property. Bond: $16,000. Daniel Patrick Gunderman, 33, 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $120. Stacey Bernard Sawyer, 32, Winter Haven, Fla. Charge: directing a missile into a dwelling, vehicle, building or aircraft. Bond: $5,000. Bradon Travis South, 28, 3400 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Nocatee. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $1,240. Paul Louis Scribner, 32, Port Charlotte. Charges: DUI with alcohol or drugs and refusing to submit to DUI test after license suspension. Bond: $750. Christopher Lashawn Dupree, 26, Sebring. Charges: commission of a felonious act that could cause death, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon and shooting or throwing a missile into a dwelling, vehicle, building or aircraft. Bond: none. Tarshekia Lasha Francois, 25, 700 block of N. 7th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: grand theft between $300-$5,000. Bond: $1,000. Marquis Antonio James, 24, 400 block of N. 17th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Wilford Lee Smith, 33, 1400 block of N.E. Hickory St., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of violation of probation. Bond: none. Larissa Donnetta Wilson, 20, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $785. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Shannon Marie Albanese, 38, 1700 block of S.E. 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charges: violation of probation or community control and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: none. Sherri Rene Welch, 41, 4800 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Becky Jean Douglas, 43, 12400 block of S.W. Lexington Place, Arcadia. Charges: two counts possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession of legend drug without a prescription, and one count of knowingly driving while license is suspended or revoked. Bond: $13,000. Compiled by Susan E. HoffmanARRESTSFROM PAGE 8 IS HOSTING A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION PLEASE JOIN US: THE TURNER AGRICIVIC CENTER 10/6/14 AT 6:00PM PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 10/9/14 AT 6:00PM FT. OGDEN BAPTIST CHURCH 10/13/14 AT 6:00PM DESOTO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL VOTE FOR DESOTO ORDINANCE 2014-04 1/2 Penny Sales Tax Will Only Be used For The Existing Hospital Mortgage! Q.) What is the interest rate on the hospital mortgage? A) 4.25% interest rate with the USDA Q.) Does the 1/2 penny sales tax have an end date? A) Yes, it will end when the mortgage has been paid off (June 2036) or if the County Commissioners determine it should end sooner. 50475513


Arcadian | Page 12 The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 James Galliher of Arcadia, a member of Arcadia Moose Lodge 1327, received the Pilgrim Degree of Merit, the highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of the Loyal Order of Moose. The conferral was held May 31 at the House of God at Mooseheart, Ill. and his customary gold jacket was bestowed in Arcadia on Saturday. The degree, currently held by fewer than one-half of one percent of the members of the fraternity throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Bermuda, is the orders ultimate reward for exceptional devotion to the principles and ideals of caring for children and senior members, and is earned only by members who have given years of above-the-call-of-du ty service to the Moose. The Pilgrim Degree cer emony, traditionally held on the same day as the commencement exercises for Mooseheart High School, is conferred only inside Moosehearts House of God, a multi-denominational cathedral built in 1950. Members receiving this degree are entitled to wear a much-coveted gold blazer, which was formally presented to Galliher Saturday during a ceremony attended by other Pilgrims as well as other Moose members, family and friends. With Jim were his wife, Elaine, and his granddaughter, Hannah, who made the actual blazer presentation. The Moose is an international organization dedicated to caring for children and seniors. It operates more than 1,600 Moose Centers throughout the U.S. To learn more visit or call 630-966-2229.Galliher receives special Moose honorPROVIDED B y CARL GAUSEARCADIA MOOSE LODGE 1327 PHOTOS BY JACK WELCHArcadian Jim Galliher is one of a very few Moose members to earn the gold blazer of the Pilgrim Degree. Joining him in the ceremony in which the blazer was formally presented to him Saturday were several other Florida Moose members who have also received the Mooses highest honor. Jim Galliher received the Pilgrim Degree of the Loyal Order of Moose, a high honor earned by fewer than one-half of one percent of Moose members. With him is his wife, Elaine, and his granddaughter, Hannah, who made the formal presentation of the gold blazer signifying the honor. On Sept. 18, DeSoto County residents were invited to have Breakfast with Mosaic. Approximately 40 area residents attended to get answers to their questions about the companys future plans in DeSoto County. Mosaics DeSoto County planning team spoke to community members about topics that ranged from offsite mitigation and water conservation to the economic impact of mining operations in DeSoto County. Mosaics use of water during mining operations and reclaiming mined land topped the list of subjects residents were most interested in learning more about. We were pleased with the turnout as well as the engagement from residents, said Heather Nedley of Mosaic. We hope to take what weve heard from the community and apply that knowledge in a way that ensures a great partnership between Mosaic and DeSoto County in the future. According to Nedley, the company is considering hosting a second event. In the meantime, residents can learn more about the project by visiting the companys website at holds breakfast to answer community questionsBy HEATHER NEDLEYMOSAIC PUBLIC AFFAIRS Mosaics Quin Brewington, left, and Bob Nelson, both with the Public Aairs Department, talk with permitting engineer Shelley Thornton during an informal breakfast open house Mosaic held for the community recently. The breakfast was an opportunity for community leaders and citizens to ask questions and get updates on Mosaics operations in the area. Bill Brammell, Mosaics lead ecologist, left, Bart Arrington, engineer, and right, Bryant Grant, permitting, discuss mining plans with DeSoto resi dent Ed Johnson at an informal breakfast meeting Mosaic held recently to update citizens on its operations. DeSoto County Health Department Director Mary Kay Burns, center, talks with Tim Vowels, left, and his wife, Pam Vowels, about Mosaics future plans. The informational breakfast hosted by Mosaic Co. included charts and posters explaining the mining process and the compa nys plans for development in DeSoto County. Rob Herron signs in to receive more information during a breakfast Mosaic Co. held to update DeSoto citizens on its operations. Bill Brammell, lead ecologist for Mosaic Co., points out Mosaics mining plans to Tim Vowels and Tod Backer. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANDebby Snyder of the DeSoto County School Board and Mosaics Quin Brewington of the Public Aairs Department meet over breakfast and discuss Mosaics plans. Mosaic engineer Bart Arrington, left, talks with DeSoto County resident Tanya Bond about the phosphate mining process and Mosaics plans in the county. Mosaic Co. held the breakfast to share information with residents about their current and planned operations.The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 13 | Arcadian PHOTO PROVIDED BY DALE WOLGASTFifth grade students at Memorial Elementary were brainstorming in class about ways to make their school a better place for kids. Bailee St. Louis and Zaria Jones thought it would be a good idea to start an anti-bullying club so kids could come together and help others spread the word about how to stop bullying. The two girls went to Principal Wolgast and Guidance Counselor Lisa VonDach and presented them with the concept. Within days a group of seven fth graders was formed and went right to work developing presentations that they will give to their classmates and other students school-wide about what bullying is, how to report it, and most of all, how to prevent it. Pictured, from left, in the back row are Shonte Daley, Bailee St. Louis, and VonDach; middle row, Tori Evans and Summer Torres; front row, Alexis Carrera, Zaria Jones and Elizabeth Perez.Memorial kids create their own anti-bullying programThe Twentieth Century Literary Club met on Sept. 18 at the home of Irene Pooser. The evening was co-hosted by Frances Pooser, Dorothy Sellers and Jolaine Konstantinidis with able assistance from Shelly Baumann. Before dinner, Dorothy Sellers offered a heartfelt blessing. Mrs. Sellers presence in spite of her lengthy illness was truly a blessing in itself. Dinner consisted of potato salad-ham rolls, deviled eggs, asparagus, strawberry-banana congealed salad, ranch crescent rolls and peach tea. A dessert of English Trie followed with coffee. Each place setting also included a small ceramic plaque containing various sayings about Home, the clubs theme for the year. These plaques and fragrant autumn sachets were mementos from the evening for each lady present. President Connie Bateman chaired the meeting. She welcomed all present, with a special welcome to guest Mary Ann Hartley. The highlight of the evening was the distribution of the yearbooks by Vice President Shelly Baumann. Last year the clubs programs were based on travel; this years program of study will center on remembrances of home. Each yearbook was accompanied by a door key to unlock memories of home and unique sayings and pictures of various homes were found on each page. Shelly was commended and thanked for her outstanding creative work. The next meeting will be held Oct. 23 at the home of Phyllis NeSmith, co-hostessed by Betty Aaron and Ruth Dunn. Twentieth Century Literary Club will provide a scholarship to a graduating senior in May of 2015. A committee consisting of Amy Sorrells, Lavenia Carter and Debbie Hackney will develop the criteria and work with the Education Foundation to implement the scholarship. Members discussed The Little Pearls Book Club, a mother-daughter book club being formed to promote learning and reading in a fun environment under the direction of Shameka Hollimon, a DeSoto County native and teacher of intensive reading at DeSoto County High School. The literary club supports activities that encourage reading among young people in the community. The club decided to provide a monetary gift to the Little Pearls Book Club; an additional donation provided by a club member will also be included. On Oct. 4 a Scarecrow on Main activity sponsored by Main Street will be held downtown starting at 10 a.m. to make scarecrows to be displayed in town. A committee of Lois Heine, Stephanie McAnly and Betty Aaron will direct the creation of a Twentieth Century Literary Club Lady Scarecrow to enhance the decoration of the downtown area of Arcadia. Club ladies have been busily reading and made the following suggestions for good reading: Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Mrs.Poe by Lynn Cullen, Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal,Bound by Sally Gunning, Same Kind of Different As Me by Ron Hall, The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon, China Dolls by Lisa See, Lost Symbols and Inferno by Dan Brown and The Bookmans Tale by Charlie Lovett. Ladies present were Betty Aaron, DeAnna Smith, Connie Bateman, Dorothy Sellers, Shelly Baumann, Linda Williams, Mary Ann Hartley, Lavenia Carter, Linda Waldron, Frances Pooser, Ruth Dunn, Sue Ellen Smith, Debbie Hackney, Stephanie McAnly, Jolaine Konstantinidis, Phyllis NeSmith, Amy Sorrells, Lois Heine and Irene Pooser.20th Century Club will be at home this yearBy IRENE POOSER20TH CENTURY LIT CLUB DMH auxiliary honors volunteers, officers PHOTOS PROVIDED BY JANE POWERSOcers for the DeSoto Memorial Hospital Auxiliary were elected and installed on Sept. 14. Pictured, from left, are Beverly Hensley, Corresponding Secretary; Jane Powers, Secretary; Cindy Siegel, Vice-President; Janet Dunderman, Treasurer; and Bob Siegel, President. Awards were presented to DMH Auxiliary volunteers on Sept. 11 to (seated, from left): Hazel Farwell, 10 years; Barbara Wilson, 3,000 hours; (standing) Nancy Fitzgerald, 5,000 hours; Jack Miller, 6,000 hours; and Carolyn Gloy, 2,500 hours.a good opportunity to meet them on an informal basis and ask them questions one-on-one. We have invited DeSoto Memorial Hospital to have representatives who can speak to voters about the half-cent tax referendum that will be on the November ballot. We also welcome community nonprofit organizations that might wish to set up a display; if your group is interested in having a display, call us at 863-4940300 so we can make sure theres space available. Also, any groups interested in having an informational display about any state or federal candidates or Florida ballot issues (e.g., legalization of medicinal marijuana) may participate; call 863-494-0300 to ensure there is room for your table or display. The Arcadian will not be providing any tables or tents; those are the responsibility of the candidates or groups who wish to participate. The event will take place at our ofces, 108 S. Polk Ave. (at the corner of South Polk and West Magnolia Street, across from the rodeo mural). Tables can be set up in the grassy lawn next to our driveway (weather permitting); plan to arrive early enough to have time to set up. A week later, on Oct. 23, we will host a community forum in which the local candidates will be asked a series of questions. The City of Arcadia has graciously allowed us to use their council chambers for the event. It will begin at 5 p.m. and we expect it to run to about 8 p.m. Again, all candidates have been invited. We will start off with the three candidates for city marshal at 5 p.m. DeSoto Memorial Hospital is being given 15 minutes, starting around 6 p.m., to answer questions about the half-cent sales tax referendum. Then the city council candidates will take the stage around 7:15 p.m. The Arcadian will serve as moderator to pose both our questions, and yours, to the candidates. Some questions may be posed to all candidates, while others might only go to some (for instance, a question directed to an incumbent candidate would only go to certain people). The Arcadian will prepare some questions for each group of candidates, but we also invited members of the public to come up with questions they want to have answered. Send them to shoffman@ no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, and put Candidate Question in the subject line of your email (or bring or mail your typed questions to our ofce). Please identify in your question whether it is directed to the marshal or city council race. We may not be able to get to all of your questions, so we will select those which seem to raise an issue of interest to the most voters. Questions can be directed to one or more than one candidate. We will not accept questions that appear to be personal attacks or are disingenuous.FORUMFROM PAGE 3


SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Arcadian | Page 14DMS FUNDRAISER A HIT PAGE 16Community members gathered for food and a football scrimmage to help raise money for DeSoto Middle School athletics. The DeSoto County football team has used the chant We Hungry in several breakdowns. After feasting on the North Port Bobcats 44-7, youd think they wont be quite so hungry for a while. At least un til tomorrow when they travel to Bayshore to satisfy their appetite against the Bruins. It was another football Friday in Florida, so of course that meant a weather delay. Im not sure if my kids will know how to do pre-game warm ups without a two-hour delay. Theyve gotten used to waiting for it, Bulldog Head Coach Matt Egloff said. After the delay and a long game full of scoring, the team didnt arrive in Arcadia until 1 a.m. It was a happy bus ride home, however, as the Bulldogs turned the Bobcats every which way but loose. All of the rst-half drives started in Bobcat territory as the Bulldogs built up a 28-7 lead. On the rst series Deionte Turner recovered a fumble on the Bobcat 12-yard-line. Reggie Jones took it in from the three to give DeSoto County a 7-0 lead less than ve minutes into the game Jones hit Tony Lee from 10 yards out to make it 14-0. After the Bobcats scored on a 38-yard pass, Lee took the ensuing kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown to take any wind out of the sails the Bobcats may have gotten from their touchdown. As Lee got past the nal wave of tacklers he pumped his st into the air a couple of times over the nal 40 yards. I put the attention on me doing that and that wasnt right, he said. They blocked for me and it wasnt just me who scored, it was the whole team that contributed and I shouldnt have done that. Jones found Tajahs Jackson in the back of the end zone from 32 yards out to build up a 28-7 halftime lead.Defensive dominationCesar Barajas hit a 23-yard eld goal followed by another Jones run of one yard to build up a 37-7 lead. The nal score came as freshman defensive lineman Kendhal Stewart recovered a fumble in the end zone. The Bobcats lost those two fumbles at the beginning and end of the game, had a six-yard punt and threw two interceptions in between. The Bulldogs defense dominated the North Port line. The Bobcat quarterback Christian Van Der Veer was leading the area in pass completions and had over a 200-yard lead over the next quarterback. The Bulldogs gave him just one completion for 38 yards. He was so ineffective against the Dawgs that he left the game in the second half and never returned. The Bobcats Zefen Bruno was seventh in the area rushing, but only picked up 24 yards on 10 carries. Jones had 77 yards on 17 carries and Zack Beeles picked up 45 yards on 15 tough carries mostly up the middle.Trap game aheadFor the rst time since 2007, the Bulldogs are 4-0 to start the season. They could have been 5-0 if their game against Lake Region who have won just once this season wasnt rained out. We still arent doing a lot of things right, Egloff said. Every game is going to get tougher and everybody wants to give you the rst loss. I dont know if the kids understand that. Both Jackson and DaWayne Hearns had long touchdown runs called back because of penalties. The Bulldogs were agged 11 times, and if not for the early turnovers it could have been a different game. The undefeated record is nice and the defense has given up just one touchdown in each of their games. The offense has been hitting on all cylinders as the average nal score for the Bulldogs has been 37-7. The Dawgs have outscored their opponents 147-28. Tomorrows opponent, Bayshore, has given up 35 points per game and hasnt won a game yet. Last season they were 1-5 when they beat the Bulldogs by 19 points. The game is at Bayshore so the Bulldogs must be ready to play, especially if they struggle on either side of the ball. So enjoy the wins so far and have fun with it. Once they play a quality opponent like the 3-1 Frostproof team, who have had two shutout wins and lost their rst game to Hardee last week, the breaks wont come as easily as they have so far. They cant give up 11 penalties a game and hope to win. They will have to earn everything they get, and allow no more gift turnovers. It has been fun with the early season schedule, but we will soon see if our Bulldogs are for real or not. The WFLN 1480 AM radio player of the game was Reggie Jones, who threw for two touchdowns, ran for two more and led the team in rushing. Listen to the game at 7:15 p.m. tomorrow night either on your radio or computer.Dawgs still perfect after drubbing North PortBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe Bulldogs defense has been outstanding and has given problems to each of their opponents. Quay Fudge (8) goes up high to block a pass, Deionte Turner uses a bull rush to push his blocker back and Earnest Robinson is triple teamed during a play in the 44-7 win over North Port. After a disappointing loss at Sebring, the junior varsity Bulldogs football team bounced back with a 25-7 win at home over Fort Meade Sept.18. The win gave the Bulldogs a 1-1 record for the season. The offense had little trouble with the Miners defense and the Bulldogs defense came up with several big plays including an interception by Jon-Shea Reed and fumble recoveries by Jocquez Thomas and Tyreke Evans. Not to take anything away from Sebring when they beat us, but we only had one day of practice that week and it was our first game of the season, Coach Richard Koonce said. This week we had four days to work with the kids and it made a difference. Fort Meade looked like it was going to score first as they took the opening kickoff and marched down the field into the red zone. The momentum was stopped as Reed stepped in front of a receiver on the seven-yard-line and intercepted the pass. JV football evens record with 25-7 winBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Jon-Shea Reed follows his blockers Semaj Elrod and Shawn Campbell on a 22-yard touch down run. Reed scored twice and had an interception in the Bulldogs 25-7 win over Fort Meade.FOOTBALL | 17 50475685


The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 15 | Arcadian The varsity football team remains undefeated with a 44-7 thrashing at North Port. The junior varsity football team went on the road and lost to Avon Park 28-0. The only volleyball action of the week didnt turn out very well for our girls, as the JV lost 2-0 to Sebring and the varsity lost 3-0 to fall into a tie on top of the district standings with Sebring. The middle school football game was canceled due to weather conditions. The DeSoto Middle School softball team had a game rained out and also lost to Hardee 10-0.Upcoming games The varsity football team travels to By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER ROUNDUP | 16 Sometimes when you climb a mountain, you need to back up a few steps so you can get a running start at it. The DeSoto County Bulldogs varsity vol leyball team not only backed up for their run up the district mountain, but they may have fallen off a cliff in the process. The Lady Bulldogs hosted Sebring Sept. 23 with a chance to essentially guarantee them the top seed in the district tournament with a win. With one team a little weaker than the other three, its important to be paired against that weaker team in the rst round rather than have to play against two tougher teams to repeat as district champions. All the Bulldogs had to do was defeat the Blue Streaks, which is what they did at Sebring Sept. 4 by a 3-2 score. With the home crowd behind them, it looked like the Bulldogs were in the drivers seat in the district race. That is, until the match began and you could quickly see it would be an uphill struggle for our ladies in blue and white. To put it in coach-speak, the team didnt come to play. Everyone gets a day once in a while when they just dont feel like it. If one or two players are having an off night, you can substitute for them or work around them. When all 10 of the players are struggling, however, then the results of the match will mirror the nal score against Sebring. The Blue Streaks brought a broom and swept the Lady Dawgs 3-0. The old adage says, If you let a weaker team hang around long enough theyll nd a way to beat you. Thats what happened to the Bulldogs. Initially it was a battle of the worst, Bulldog Coach Laura White said. Neither team did anything and then they got a couple of wins and thought, we can beat you. After taking a 22-12 lead in the rst set, the Bulldogs seemed to put it on cruise control and the Blue Streaks came back and beat the Dawgs 26-24. DeSoto County was within a point of winning the Varsity girls take step back in district raceBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER VARSITY | 16 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Kacey Steyer goes up for one of her 10 kills against Sebring Sept. 23. Steyer and Bethany Bonville led the team with 10 kills each. Bethany Bonville gets a dump shot to fall for a point in the DeSoto County loss to Sebring Sept. 23. The DeSoto county junior varsity volleyball team lost for the second time this season to Sebring. The latest loss was at home on Sept. 23. You could say maybe the team was tired after a long tournament three days earlier, and maybe compounded with the homecoming festivities their minds werent in the game. They never were in the rst set as they started out down 5-1, and later closed it to two points at 20-18. Sebring raced by them after that, scoring ve of the last six points in the game for a 25-19 win. The second set looked like the beginning of a comeback as the Lady Bulldogs took an early 16-5 lead. The Blue Streaks battled back and got to within a point at 22-21. The Bulldogs had a chance to win it when they led 24-23, but their serve JV girls fall flat against SebringBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS WRITERJV | 17 O c t 1 1 1 2 1 8 1 9 & 2 5 2 6 9 : 0 0 A M t o 5 : 0 0 P M Admission: $10 Children 12 and under FREE Parking: $5 Like us on Facebook for a $2 coupon (one coupon per person) 23rd Annual Hunsader Farms 50471198 12 Great Shows In 8 Venues! Old-time American Fun For All Ages! 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Arcadian | Page 16 The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Bayshore tomorrow night for a 7:30 p.m. game. The JV football team is home tonight at 7 p.m. against Mulberry. The JV and varsity volleyball teams will be home tonight against Lake Placid, and then travel to Port Charlotte for a game Oct. 6. They then return home on Tuesday night for a 6 p.m. district match with Hardee. The cross country team will be at South Florida State College for an invitational meet this Saturday. The boys golf team will be at Bayshore Oct. 7. The girls golf team is at Lake Placid tonight and then will host Lake Placid Oct. 7. The middle school football team will be at Hardee Oct. 7 The softball team visits Hill-Gustat tonight and travels to Lake Placid next Monday.ROUNDUPFROM PAGE 15 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe Bulldogs Nirion Washington played against his cousin Nyreon Washington last Friday night at North Port. The Bulldogs won 44-7. Football, food and fun and DMS fundraiser ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Middle School softball players Sophia Ruiz (left) and Jessi Rowan hand out the barbecue dinners at the Sept. 13 fundraiser. More than 300 dinners were prepared with less than 100 left by the time the football scrimmage started. Loquan Grin picks up a nice gain during the Blue and White middle school scrimmage Sept. 13. He wears number 34, which is the same number his brother, former Bulldog Terrell Gordon, wore last season when he led all of the teams in the Charlotte Sun area in rushing. DeSoto Middle Schools Kawassmi Wilson slips through the grasp of teammate Kirk Ray in the fundraiser scrimmage. Ray isnt the biggest player on the team, but he plays big. Wilsons brother Reggie Jones is the varsity quarterback for DeSoto County. DeSoto High School freshman and junior varsity quarterback Honest Malcom Smith gets ready to eat his barbecue dinner. When two of his friends got into the scrimmage through an open gate, Smith said, Im going to pay my way in. A fan saw that and bought him a dinner for his honesty. James Pelham proudly shows his shirt he bought in support of DeSoto Middle School athletics at the fundraiser September 13. His son Shane Kersey is an eighth grader on the team. match twice with leads of 24-22 and then 24-23 but couldnt nish Sebring off.Costly lossSebring had the momentum on their side and a renewed enthusiasm which the Bulldogs couldnt match as the Blue Streaks took the second set 25-20. The nal set was tied eight times. The Bulldogs had their biggest lead with two points, and Sebring once led by three. The nal three points for Sebring all came on Bulldog errors. There was a long serve, an attack that went too deep and a four-hit fault. With just two district games left on the schedule, the Bulldogs need some help from the other two teams in the district in order to get that top seed. If nothing changes as far as wins and both Sebring and DeSoto County remain tied with one loss, then the tie breaker is determined by the number of sets won in head-to-head matches. Sebring has won ve sets to DeSotos three. We werent ready to play and we surely didnt play our best ball tonight, White said. We didnt hit well and had problems with almost every aspect of our game. I told the girls that this was like our district nals. I hope they remember how they feel tonight and never want to feel like this again. Sebring didnt play their best tonight either so that shows you how badly we played. There were sad faces in the postgame huddle and several tears owed as the team realized the importance of the match. Im really mad. We just didnt show up to play and it hurts to lose to them, Courtney Bonville said. If we would have won we would have been in rst place; we gave it away. Senior Datasia Wallace echoed Bonvilles remarks. Im mad and disappointed. It looked like neither team felt like playing. We lacked focus and energy.VARSITYFROM PAGE 15 50475683 Great Christmas Gift!


The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 17 | Arcadian If they would have scored there, it would have been a whole different game and it would have given them a confidence boost, Koonce said. Shawn Campbell had an eight-yard pass reception and then a 32-yard run to move the ball to the Miners 45-yard-line. Reed took it the last 45 yards for a touchdown, but a holding penalty brought the ball back. Five plays later Reed took it 22 yards for the first Bulldogs score of the season at the 3:54 mark in the first quarter. The Bulldogs added another score on a 64-yard swing pass from Honest Malcom Smith to Campbell with 4:40 left in the half. The Bulldogs had nearly broken the previous play for a touchdown, so they ran the same play to the other side of the field to get the touchdown. Elijah Author had an eight-yard run for a touchdown called back on yet another Bulldogs penalty. Reed then scored on a 21-yard run (his shortest run of the game) in the third quarter, and Campbell got the final touchdown with 1:30 left in the game. The DeSoto County ground game was impressive with 21 rushes for 222 yards. Campbell was the work horse with eight carries for 81 yards and two scores. He was also the favorite target of Smith, who completed four passes for 91 yards. Reed only carried the ball three times but had 88 yards, a 29-yard average! He scored twice and also had that long 45-yard touchdown run called back. For that effort and the game changing interception, Reed was named one of three Players of the week by Beef OBradys. Reed, along with Reggie Jones and Tony Lee on the varsity team, each received a $10 gift certificate from the restaurant.FOOTBALLFROM PAGE 14 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comBulldog running back/receiver Shawn Campbell uses a sti arm to push away a Fort Meade player as he turns the corner. A penalty (just behind Campbell) was thrown to nullify a good run. Campbell scored twice in the 25-7 win. was long and it tied up the match. With another chance to win it at 25-24, again the Bulldog serve was no good and tied the match at 25. A third time the Bulldogs were ahead 26-25 but a net fault tied the set again. Sebring scored the next two points for a 28-26 win. I dont know what happened, Samantha Kilgore said. When we got ahead and they started to get closer we just kind of fell apart. We got down on ourselves. Taylor Hoppel was also surprised by the loss. I know we lost to them before but we really have a good team, she said. Maybe our hearts just werent into it tonight.JVFROM PAGE 15 Bailey Bryant serves for the Bulldogs in their rst game against Sebring. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe Bulldogs Samantha Kilgore tries to save a ball heading toward the court as Malyssa Jeter (13) and Shea Lipe watch. The Bulldogs lost to Sebring 2-0. rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50475680


Arcadian | Page 18 The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Oct. 5-11 marks National 4-H Week, a week dedicated to highlighting program successes and the youth involved in it, to encourage youth to join the program, encourage men and women to volunteer and to recognize parents for their contributions to 4-H. Because of the interest of DeSoto County youth and the dedication of 4-H volunteers and parents, the DeSoto County 4-H program has been successful. With 13 active 4-H clubs and several school enrichment programs, DeSoto County 4-H reached more than 2,000 DeSoto County youth in during the 2013-2014 4-H year. Youth involved in these programs have proved to increase not only their knowledge in the subject matter but their behaviors as well. Youth have increased their abilities to work as a team, to lead others, to be responsible, to speak to a group and most of all to be condent in themselves and their projects. The life skills they acquire through these projects not only benet our youth now, but will follow them in their future endeavors as well. DeSoto County 4-H has and will continue to strive to meet the mission of 4-H, to empower youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults, as we continue to provide positive learning experiences for youth ages 5-18 through hands-on learning opportunities in safe environments. With the support of leaders, parents and community members, youth will continue to use their head to manage and think, their heart to relate and care, their hands to give and work, and their health to be and live, just as the 4-H pledge encourages them to do through club work, project work and work in their community, country and world. As we work to provide opportunities for todays youth and tomorrows leaders, we ask for the communitys continued support for the 4-H program. For more infor mation or for details about volunteering or donating to the 4-H program,call Kristie Popa at the DeSoto County Extension Ofce at 863-9934846 or email leading the way for DeSoto youthBy KRISTIE POPADESOTO4-H PHOTO PROVIDED4-H member Robbie Dixon, a member of the DeSoto County Rabbit Habit Club, poses with his rabbit during a health check meeting. Two easy to grow fruits are in season now. Carambola or star fruit has gained popularity in the last two decades and is now marketed nearly year round, but the Florida crop is coming in season now. Oriental per simmons are ripening too, and our 25 year old trees are bearing well, despite years of neglect and one tree even being cleft in half when a dead oak fell on it several years ago. Carambola (Averrhoa carambola) requires no explanation for its common name. Slice a fruit crosswise and youll see why it is called star fruit. The 3to 6-inch long oval fruits have ve (occasionally four or six) distinct ribs. The lovely golden fruits have a waxy surface making them look articial. Thin skin covers the crisp rm juicy esh. Flavor may be sweet to quite tart. Carambola originated in Southeast Asia. Introduced to Florida over 100 years ago, it has been grown commer cially in South Florida for decades. In warm climates the trees may be ever bearing, with majority of fruit produced September through February. Seedling trees tend to bear insipid acid fruit; grafted varieties are advised. For home planting, Arkin, Fwang Tung, Kajang, Kary, Lara and Sri Kembangan are recommended. Grafted trees begin bearing in their second year. Carambola and persimmon in season nowOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKEOriental persimmons are ripening now. They are one of the most reliable fruits for our area, and will produce well even with little care. Persimmon is a deciduous tree and is not aected by cold weather.SEASON | 23 50475684 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. Joe Spicer Service Advisor Service Advisor


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Arcadian | Page 22 The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 under-60 disabled. Call the center for more information. With all these terric things happening at the center, we will need volunteers to help with all aspects. If you have as little as four hours once a week to spare, we could certainly use your help. We are in need of more receptionists either morning or afternoon shifts. Help passing out lunches is always needed. Do you have a talent musical or otherwise to share? How about helping register guests, passing out information at seminars, helping with a craft, playing or teaching someone a card game, assembling a jigsaw puzzle, or teaching someone to knit or crochet? Is your talent decorating for the seasons? We have tons of decorations just waiting to be displayed. Volunteer make a difference in someones life especially your own. We are so excited! It is a dream-cometrue to have the space and ability to offer so many things for our seniors to do. There is no need to sit at home alone. The new senior center gives you a reason to get up and out, a place to be with others, to share problems and joys. Youll go home feeling so much better about yourself. Come join us, bring a friend or meet a new one. This new center is yours, DeSoto. It will be what you make of it. Remember, together we can make DeSoto County a terric place to grow old. Karen Blanchette is Director of Senior Friendship Centers of DeSoto County and can be reached at 863-494-5965.CENTERFROM PAGE 10 of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. This is the rst time DeSoto County Fire Rescue is partnering with our local Dominos Pizza to promote re safety. Fire safety is vitally important, said Paul Zdanowicz, owner of Dominos Pizza in Arcadia. We are thrilled to work with the NFPA and DeSoto County Fire Rescue on a program to promote the safety of our friends and neighbors and to reward those who make re safety a priority. Dominos, 1332 E. Oak Street is open for lunch and later, with carryout from 10 a.m. until midnight (1a.m. on weekends). Customers can call Domino Pizza at 863-993-3737 or visit to place an order and be eligible for the re truck delivery on Oct. 9. Fire Prevention Week was established by presidential proclamation in 1922 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17, 400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. Fire Prevention Week is observed each year on the Sunday through Saturday period in which Oct. 9 falls.DELIVERFROM PAGE 7 Remnants of that old school played a major part in the highlight of the evening, a special surprise to nearly every one present, and especially one man. When the rst reunion of 10 classes was being planned in 2010, an anonymous donor wanted to honor John Gambrell, who served our school system for many years as teacher, coach, dean, principal and superintendent of schools, and its taken until this year to bring that to fruition. Classmate Myron Wickey used his incredible woodworking skills to craft a handsome commemorative bench to honor Gambrell, fashioned from wood that came from the old Memorial School building. Gambrells longtime fellow teacher and friend, George Latimer, took part in the program by surprising him at the unveiling, bringing the crowd to its feet in respect for the man. Gambrell, his wife Ouida (also a former teacher) and son Randy came to the stage for the presentation of the bench and also a special plaque, both of which will be on permanent display outside the DeSoto County High School gym in the trophy corridor. Gambrell was very moved, and shared special thoughts and his gratitude, and Im pretty sure the tears of many were masked by the perspiration from the lack of cool air in the center. The classes of 1974 and 1979 cel ebrated their 40th and 35th, respectively, and were recognized during the program. Old fashioned s candy was available on each table, and a wonderful music video of highlights from all 10 yearbooks created by Tommy Guidry played throughout Saturday evening. Special thanks to Doug Christ for the loan of the projector. Jerry Gaskins built a handsome glass frame to display the signature banner from our rst reunion, in 2010. More than 600 came that time, and a number of now-deceased classmates and teachers signatures can be seen on it, making it quite the special piece of memorabilia. I would like to personally thank everyone for coming and for making it such a fun event, especially the committee, who did more behind the scenes and during the time between reunions to ensure that it was a gather ing to remember. I wish I could name everyone, but for fear of forgetting someone, I wont. You know who you are and you know how special you are. My hat is off to you! So heres to the Seventies, our wonder years, and heres to the friendships maintained over our lifetime, and to those precious ones weve lost well always Remember When.GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4checks to himself when his wife lost her job and they were having nancial problems. I made a bad decision, and then I compounded it, he said. I had full intentions of paying it back but it was a slippery slope. He said he didnt use the money to buy fancy cars or jewelry, but to pay his mortgage, his daughters rent, buy an air conditioner for his house, and donate to churches. I take full responsibility, he said. I let down my friends, my family, and the community. Lee has not paid back any of the money he took from the city. He testied he lost his rights to his pension and forfeited about $150,000 from his retirement. He said he got back around $50,000 to $70,000 of the money he had put into his pension program, but used that money to pay down his mortgage so my wife would not be homeless, he said. He did not give any of that money to the city. Newly appointed Interim City Administrator Beth Carsten, formerly the Finance Director, testied that the city has now changed the way funds are given to APD for its expenses. They must now submit a Purchase Order through the citys Finance Department. There are no longer separate APD accounts. She said the loss of $145,000 impacts the city because it already has nancial difculties. The city police havent had new vehicles they have difculties just buying bullets, she said. As to morale at APD, she said, This was like a punch in the stomach. The State urged the judge to impose a sentence of eight years, given that the maximum punishment for these crimes was 30 years. Following the hearing, Lee was ngerprinted and given a few minutes to say goodbye to his family before being escorted to the DeSoto County Jail. The Arcadian learned that before sentencing, Lees attorneys offered a plea bargain by which Lee would pay the entire $145,000 at once if the state would agree for Lee to serve only two years in prison. However, the Assistant State Attorney Daniel Yuter conrmed that his ofce rejected that offer, feeling two years was insufcient time and hoping Lee would be sentenced for eight years. LEEFROM PAGE 1 Lee had served with bravery and, as a policeman, put his life on the line every day.Geraldine Williams (sister) Lees misappropriation of $145,000 came at a time when the city faced nancial difculties.Interim City Administrator (and former Finance Director) Beth Carsten PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANLee consults briey with his attorney before taking the stand during his sentencing hearing Tuesday.The DeSoto Memorial Hospital board of directors unanimously approved its 2015 budget Thursday evening. Chief Financial Ofcer Dan Hogan said that gross revenue for 2014 is projected at $100,290,421, a 9.7 percent decrease from 2013. Total operating revenue is projected at $29,886,957, a 5.4 percent decrease from the previous year, after approximately $70 million is deducted for such things as Medicare/ Medicaid, indigent care, and uncollectible accounts. Hogan continued that he expects the hospital to sustain a net loss of $585,274 for 2015, compared with nearly $2 million in 2014. Adjusted admissions are projected to increase 4.8 percent from scal year 2014 projected levels, he said. Our strong nancial perfor mance areas are surgery, radiology and inpatient/emergency room services. Hogan also said that with the addition of a new OB/GYN physician in December, the hospital expects delivery volume to increase 10 percent compared with 2014, along with a 1 percent increase in surgical inpatients due to the recruitment of new internal medicine physicians.Cardiology groups looks to team with DMHCEO Vince Sica said he has been in discussions with Louis Roseneld of Cardiology Associates in Port Charlotte regarding a potential partnership to expand the practices services to DeSoto County. This is a promising development for us; its the rst cardiology group thats approached us about doing some procedures here as well as investing some of their money for the purchase of that equipment for the purpose of allowing us to provide those services here. And right now (DMH legal counsel) Connie Collins is in the process of reviewing a partnership agreement presented by Dr. Rosenelds attorney, he said. Sica said he would update the board as more developments occurred. Hospital approves 2014-15 budgetBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR


The Sun / Thursday, October 2, 2014 Page 23 | Arcadian A well cared for tree may produce 200 to 300 pounds of fruit per year. Young carambola trees may be injured by temperatures below 32 degrees. Mature trees may withstand temperatures of 26 to 28 degrees for a few hours. Prolonged temperatures below 25 degrees will kill the tree, but if the bud union is protected by soil banking it may recover. In our area carambola trees tend to grow bushy because of cold injury. Another option is to plant trees in large containers. When frost threatens, tip the container on its side and cover or move to a protected area. The rapidly growing tree may reach 25 feet in height and circumference, but may be pruned to manage size and encourage fruiting. Trees mature into a graceful umbrella shape as branches become pendulous with clusters of fruit. Leaves are compound with ve to 11 leaets, each 1 to 4 inches long. Trees are evergreen, but may lose some or all leaves in cooler locations. Clusters of small fragrant pink to lavender owers are produced in the leaf axils. Carambola prefers an acid soil. They do not tolerate standing water, and care should be taken to avoid injury to the thin bark when trimming around the trunk. Trees will put out several ushes of new growth and should be fertilized in March, June and late September. Be sure to use a blend that contains trace elements, as carambolas require magnesium, zinc and iron. Pick fruit when the area between ribs is yellow and ribs are still green. Sugar content does not increase after picking fruit. Store at room temperature one to two weeks to ripen, and then refrigerate. Besides a delightful garnish to salads or drinks, carambola may be crushed for juice and also make an excellent jelly or jam. Oriental persimmons (Diospyros kaki) are well suited as a dooryard fruit from Central to North Florida. Interest in planting persimmons commercially is increasing. Taste a ripe persimmon they rival mango in taste and texture and youll wonder why this fruit isnt more common. The persimmon is a deciduous tree; it is dormant in winter and doesnt leaf out until late spring. Cold weather seldom injures persimmons; they can tolerate 20 degree temperatures. Our native persimmon (Diospyros virginiana) ourishes in moist riparian forests throughout the state. Female native persimmons bear small fruits that have a mouth-puckering astringency until fully ripe. Oriental persimmons may be astringent or non-astringent, but all are sweet and juicy when fully ripe. Some non-astringent may be eaten while the esh is still rm. Oriental persimmons are known by their Japanese names. Fuyu is non-astringent with a tomato-shaped fruit about 3 inches in diameter. It has a glossy deep red skin and light orange esh with few seeds. Hanafuyu has a rounded oblique shape and is large, up to 3 1/2 inches across. It has red-orange skin and the orange esh is non-astringent with excellent avor. Tanenashi is the most popular variety grown in Florida. It has a rounded conical shape and may be up to 3 inches across. Skin is deep yellow to orange and high quality esh is deep yellow. It is astringent until fully ripe and usually seedless. Hachiya is an astringent type that performs best in South Florida. The large mostly seedless fruit has red skin. It may be slow bearing, especially when young. Oriental persimmon typically forms a small tree, 15 feet or less. The wood is very hard; persimmons are in the same family as ebony. Trees have a rounded symmetrical crown and dont require pruning other than occasional thinning of branches to maintain an open framework. Thin or brace branches of varieties that bear heavily. Bare root trees may be planted in December or January. Container grown trees may be planted anytime. Untangle and trim any broken roots, but avoid trimming the tap root or tree may be slow to establish. Trees bud out in late spring with bright green leaves. Inconspicuous owers are seldom noticed. The ower calyx forms the cap of the fruit. In North Florida leaves turn color and fall before fruit is mature. Persimmons require less fertilizer than other fruit trees. Feed them about half the amount you would feed a similar size citrus tree. Too much fertilizer and water may cause fruit drop and contributes to anthracnose. In the rst year, apply 1/2 pound 10-10-10 in April or May. Then feed annually a total of 1/2 to 1 pound per year of age up to 10 pound for mature trees. Divide the fer tilizer into two applications January and June. Scale insects may be a problem. Control with a dormant oil spray in mid-January. Persimmons are seldom bothered by other insect pests, but wildlife relishes the fruit. Fruits mature in September to October. Skin turns from green to orange as fruit ripens. Clip from the tree when fully colored, leaving a short stem and calyx attached. Place in a paper bag and store at 60 to 70 degrees for three to four days to ripen. Persimmons are available at markets from September to December. The fruit is high in soluble ber, vitamin A and vitamin C. Sample this delightful fruit and decide if you want to add it to your landscape. Our favorite ways to enjoy this fruit simply remove the cap and spoon the esh out of the skin, or try a peanut butter and persimmon sandwich.SEASONFROM PAGE 18 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKECarambola or star fruit has gained popularity in the last two decades and is now marketed nearly year round, but the Florida crop is coming in season now. Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. 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