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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, December 5, 2013 24 pages / 50 centsWITH OTHERS IN MINDWe acknowledge some of those who give gener ously to help others.PAGE 5 A section of the SunINSIDE Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Religion ...............8 Obituaries .............9 Police Beat ...........10 Sports ...............13 Agriculture ...........18 THE SEASON STARTS: The holiday season kicks off with a Christmas parade, a play, and a visit from Santa 2, 3 MISSION WEEKEND: First Baptist Church holds a Missionary Conference this weekend .................... 8 THE GIFT OF ART: Heres a unique way to bestow a unique gift that is distinctly Arcadian ................. 22 A A PHOTO PROVIDEDSkyler and Allie enjoy some well-deserved cupcakes as their Bulldog Pups eight-and-under fast-pitch softball team celebrated the end of its season. Turn to page 16 for more photos.The Bulldog Pups eight-and-under fast-pitch softball team not only sharpened their skills during their third-place season, but had a blast with friends, family and coaches in the process! Icing on the season Gwen, Maggie and Allie take a break after their last game of the season.The Arcadia City Council took a significant step toward finding the citys next administrator. While council members have not yet approved the resolution that would formally create the committee and provide specific guidelines for potential candidates, the appointments allow the members to begin informal meetings on the subject. City Attorney T.J. Wohl and interim City Administrator Tom Slaughter presented the council with a rough draft of the resolution, but asked for further guidance on detailed criteria the committee needs to focus on while searching for and interviewing applicants. They also asked the council to provide a time frame for the committee to recommend a final candidate. We would like to have a permanent administrator in place sooner than later, since it has already been two months since the position was vacated, Slaughter said. Councilman Keith Keene recommended the committee have an eight-week time line, and the council agreed. I think thats a fair amount of time; it will give them ample opportunity to conduct a proper search, said Mayor Alice Frierson. Wohl suggested each council member recommend a committee member to Slaughter by the Dec. 17 meeting. Frierson, however, thought council could name its representatives this week, and the others agreed. Keene nominated Mary Kay Burns; Councilman Bob Heine nominated Marsha Brown; Frierson nominated Beth Carsten; Councilman Joe Fink nominated Mitchell Watson; and Councilman Bob Allen nominated Dick Fazzone. None provided any reason for their choices. Slaughter said he and Wohl would work on a final resolution for the councils approval during its next meeting.Homeless ordinances discussedCity Attorney T.J. Wohl presented two ordinances to council aimed at curbing aggressive solicitation and vulgar behavior by homeless individuals in the downtown area. The solicitation ordinance would allow stricter regulation of what Wohl deemed aggressive solicitation, which includes threats to the public, charging a fee for individuals to use city benches, harassment, etc. We cant prevent someone from asking for money thats protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Wohl said. What this would do is allow law enforcement further avenues to punish anyone who goes beyond simply asking for money. Wohl identified four areas where solicitation would be the focus of enforcement: a prohibited zone in the downtown area to be identified by the Arcadia Police Department; bus stops; sidewalk cafs; and a 15-foot zone around any automatic teller machines or financial institutions. The behavior ordinance would target inappropriate public behavior such as camping on public property, public urination and defecation, and storage of private property on public grounds. Wohl again said the ordinance could not infringe on rights guaranteed to all U.S. citizens. You cant regulate someone from not having a place to sleep, he said. Its not against the law to be homeless. Several council members asked whether the ordinances would curb the problems reported by business owners downtown, and if there was anything else that could be done to find permanent housing for those in need. One suggestion was to transport homeless individuals at the citys cost to the nearest homeless shelter in Sarasota. Fink, however, wondered it that would give the appearance that City names search committee membersBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORSEARCH | 2 l%?rCPLRCA I ) I A I NAll70 -7 @'05252"516216


Arcadian | Page 2 The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 DeSoto General Manager .................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DeSOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer Service863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 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 Trinity United Methodist Church will stage its annual Christmas play at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday (immediately after the parade), and at 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Titled A Christmas Revelation, it is about Mark, a harried choir director who is frustrated over the stress of having to produce a bigger and grander Christmas play every year. He wishes he could go back in time and see what the original, simple nativity was like. He gets his wish, but he gets more than he bargained for. A cast of more than 25 actors from both DeSoto and Charlotte counties is coming together to stage this funny musical, which takes place on a unique carousel stage. Written and composed by Donna Tripp, a music director for the Charlotte Players, St. Pete Little Theater and Gulfport Players, the play is free to attend, although donations to help with the production costs are appreciated.Trinity play features unique stageSUBMITTED BY DONNA TRIPP Jim Holmes and Eric Erickson are emong the cast of more than 25 taking part in Trinity United Methodists Christmas play this year, which features a unique carousel stage.PHOTOS PROVIDEDLois Brandt and Barbara Holmes are angels in The Christmas Revelation being staged at Trinity United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 7 (right after Saturdays Christmas parade), as well as at 7 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. Arcadia was unsympathetic to those in need. I know our local church community is quite concerned with us passing these ordinances; we dont want to appear to be mean-spirited by doing this, he said. The council asked Marshal Matt Anderson if he thought any of the local homeless community would be willing to travel to a shelter in another county, and he said the reactions from those he spoke to were mixed. One told me she would be inter ested in going, but the other said he wouldnt because he was unwilling to pay the $10 daily fee the shelter charges, he said. Several members of the public said the county needs it own housing for homeless individuals. Fink said a recent discussion on Facebook led to a public meeting about DeSotos homeless issues, to be held at 5 p.m. Dec. 16 at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church. The event is being led by Robert Vaughn, in partnership with the DeSoto County Homeless Coalition. Fink said he planned to attend, so Keene asked him to report about it to council during its Dec. 17 meeting. Keene added any decisions on the proposed ordinances should be postponed until after the public meeting. New city clerkIn other business, the council unanimously approved hiring Penny Delaney as Arcadia City Clerk. Slaughter said Delaney was interviewed by several members of the Arcadia city staff, and has a background in law and high-end administration. Addressing the council, Delaney said, I was born and raised here, and Id like to thank each and every one of you for this opportunity. I hope to be able to work together with you to keep this city strong. SEARCHFROM PAGE 1 | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSevere weather poster contest announcedThe Florida Division of Emergency Management will host the 2014 Severe Weather Awareness Week, Feb. 24-28. FDEMs annual public education campaign provides an opportunity for teachers to discuss severe weather with students and families. The Severe Weather Awareness Week events include a poster contest for Floridas elementary school students and a video public service announcement contest for Floridas middle and high school students. We are excited to once again host the Severe Weather Awareness Week contest, and look forward to the creative entries we receive, said FDEM Director Bryan W. Koon. This week of events is an important tool to bring awareness about the severe weather and hazards Floridians may face and help to strengthen the culture of preparedness in our communities. The poster contest is to open to all Florida elementary school students in public, private, and charter schools, as well as those enrolled in home-school programs. Posters should depict what severe weather in Florida means to the student. Poster submissions must be postmarked by Feb. 1, 2014 and sent to the Capitol Area Chapter of the Red Cross in Tallahassee. Contest winners will be announced Monday, February 17. For complete details on the contest and previous winners visit www. 50457294 EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 4 TH 2013 The DeSoto County Board of County Commissioners and the Environmental Services Department are pleased to announce the return of recycling in the Lake Suzy and Ft. Ogden communities. The new site will be located at: DESOTO COUNTY FIRE RESCUE STATION 2 8789 SW County Road 761 Arcadia, FL 34266 Monday thru Sunday (8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) The original three sites are still open to service our residents. Site 1 DeSoto County Landfill Monday Saturday (7:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.) Site 2 Turner Center Gibson Street Monday Friday (8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.) Site 3 McKay Street Driveway next to Animal Services Monday Sunday (Anytime) Materials accepted at these sites are Plastic, Aluminum, Glass and Steel Cans. If you have any questions please contact us at 863-993-4826. 50457304 Dear Editor, In accordance with Florida Statutes chapter 330 and Florida Administrative Code chapter 14-60, I must post in a local newspaper of my intent to re-register my airport located at 4913 Wilbur Avenue. Please accept this letter as a request to do so. Sincerely, Kevin E. Daughtrey I II


The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Page 3 | Arcadian Gather the family, ll the thermos with hot chocolate and plan to come downtown for the annual Christmas Parade on Saturday. The parade starts off at 6 p.m. at the corner of West Oak Street and South Orange Avenue, and will make its way along Oak Street to Volusia Avenue. Youll see dozens of lighted oats, marching units and decorated golf carts representing the many businesses, organizations, churches, RV parks and individuals taking part in the yearly event. Immediately following the parade, Santa Claus will stop in the Chamber of Commerce ofces at S. Volusia and Magnolia Street, so dont forget to bring your camera for a great photo op. And on your way, take time to check out Christmas Card Lane, where large painted cards are set up in McSwain Park, depicting this years theme, Christmas Around the World.Christmas parade, Santa coming SaturdayBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR Santa arrived in Arcadia last year with help from DeSoto Fire Rescue. This years Christmas parade gets under way at 6 p.m. Saturday. Then see the Jolly Old Elf at the Chamber building after the parade. Last year, DeSoto County High School won Best Use of Theme the 12 Days of Christmas for its depiction of 12 Florida features in Christmas Card Lane. New cards with this years theme will be on display starting Saturday, after the Christmas parade at 6 p.m. Nocatee Elementary Schools Christmas Card from 2012 depicted last years theme, The 12 Days of Christmas. See this years Christmas Card Lane which will be unveiled Saturday after the annual Christmas parade. Diagnostic Imagine depicted the12 drummers drumming during last years Christmas parade in downtown Arcadia. This years parade gets started at 6 p.m. along West Oak Street.FILE PHOTOS BREAKFAST SPECIALS 10PM5AM 7 DAYS A WEEK 1 1 2 1 E O a k S t A r c a d i a F L 8 6 3 4 9 4 4 4 0 4 1121 E. Oak St., Arcadia, FL 863-494-4404 50457331 1 Clock Touchdown Breakfast 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 links, 2 bacon.........$4.99 2 1/2 order Biscuits & Gravy w/coffee, tea or soda.......................................$4.99 3 Country Fried Steak & Eggs 2 eggs, potato or grits & toast or biscuit..$5.99 4 Spanish or Ham-N-Cheese Omelet w/potato or grits $ toast or biscuit...$5.99 5 Bagel-N-Cream Cheese, Fruit Cup w/coffee, tea or soda..........................$4.99 1 Cup of Soup & 1/2 Sandwich (Tuna, Ham, Turkey) Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw 2 Bistro Ham & Swiss Sandwich, Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw 3 Veggie Plate OR Fried okra, fried eggplant, cucumbers, tomato or onions 4 Turkey Rueben Sandwich. Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw 5 Crispy Chicken Wrap. Fries, Onion Rings or Slaw $5.99 LUNCH SPECIALS 11AM-4PM HOLIDAY HOURS OVEN BAKED DINNERS 1 Pot Roast and one side . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.59 2 Lasagna, Salad or Soup and Garlic Toast $7.59 3 Homemade Turkey and Dressing with 2 sides, Soup or Salad and Pie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.29 Christmas Day Open 24 Hours Carry Out Available Call Ahead for Reservations for Large Parties O P E N 2 4 H O U R S 7 D A Y S A W E E K C A R R Y O U T A V A I L A B L E OPEN 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK CARRY OUT AVAILABLE 1 1 0 9 N B r e v a r d A v e 1109 N. Brevard Ave. 8 6 3 4 9 4 6 0 0 0 863-494-6000 The helpful place. HOME IMPROVEMENT CENTER Home Owners Supply NEW STORE HOURS Mon. Fri. 7:30am 6pm Sat. 8am 4pm Sunday 9am 3pm 50457312 Amu=


VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 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 DeSotos version of the telephone gameOur View: Voters owe it to themselves to attend, participate in government meetingsDo you remember that childhood game of Telephone? A group of children line up, and one whispers a message to the next child. Each child in turn repeats what he or she heard until it gets to the end of the line where the last child repeats what he heard. Usually, by the time the message gets to the end, its much different than the original message, which causes much laughter among the players. It seems we had something like that in DeSoto County recently. During the Nov. 12 County Commission meeting, Commissioner Bob Miller said, I noticed that the commissioners were given a pay increase, and I know that was not in the packet of the budget we were presented in September. He said he thought a raise, which amounted to about $10 per paycheck, was only supposed to be given in response to population growth documented in the U.S. Census, which was last done in 2010. He asked County Administrator Guy Maxcy to look into it. One reader was irate over the raises she believed the commissioners had given themselves and sent a letter to the editor about it, calling it the proverbial nose thumb to the taxpay ers of DeSoto County. Maxcy did his homework and deter mined that raises to commissioners are dictated by state law, based on the population served. But instead of calculating one big raise every 10 years, when the census is published, the practice in Florida has been to give commissioners a small increase each year, that is, to spread the calculated increase out over the 10-year period between census surveys. The Arcadian reported on this in the Nov. 28 issue. Neither the commissioners themselves nor the county staff could do anything about it, nor could commissioners refuse to accept the raise. They can choose to donate that money back to the county or somewhere else, but they cannot refuse to accept it. After Miller learned about the basis for the raise, he tried to reach the letter writer to explain it to her. But although he says he tried by phone and email to reach her, he was unsuccessful. (We hear he finally did reach her after our story came out offering the explanation.) The whole event was something like the telephone game: one person tells another something, and it gets repeated, but the final listener never heard the original statements. A lot of our local issues are discussed online through social media. This very issue was debated on a Facebook page, mostly among people who hadnt attended the meeting or discussed the issue with anyone from the county afterward. Some assumed | LETTERS TO THE EDITORHomeless shelter needed nowEditor: Tuesday night, the Arcadia City Council was told that it would be several years before a shelter for the homeless could be built in DeSoto County. There is an immediate need, however, for such a shelter. In the past week, ve or six homeless individuals have set up camp on property owned by Heritage Baptist Church. While we are trying to decide what Jesus would do about this situation, we are faced with an immediate crisis. The Bible tells us, If any does not work, neither should he eat. (II Thessalonians 3:10). It also tells us, Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he shall also cry himself, but shall not be heard. (Proverbs 21:13). In my judgment, many of these homeless individuals cannot work and are in need of assistance. Perhaps the churches and local business owners could work together to nd a location where a homeless shelter can be located.The Rev. David Bedell Pastor, Heritage Baptist Church ArcadiaHumor helps as we get olderEditor: We of the geriatric set are not what we used to be. In fact, the older I get the more awesome I used to be. Heck, even at my age I have no problem rolling out of bed, although getting back up off the oor is sometimes a problem. But even then I nd it a great time to dust under the bed and look there for the slippers I always lose. There are perks to being old I Letting the good times rollThey say you cant go home again, but I feel we can come close at times, albeit it a brief reconnecting with the things from ones past. Such was most of my vacation last week to New Orleans with my family. The biggest reason for the trip was my familys love for (I mean, obsession with) that Duck Dynasty show, and I know youve heard of it, so dont pretend that you havent. We flew into New Orleans a week ago Saturday, spent the night, and then drove hard in the rain and wind for five hours to get to Monroe, Louisiana, and somehow passed through Mississippi on the way, and I have yet to figure out how we did that. Spent a night there, then drove to West Monroe to that Buck Commander/Duck Commander warehouse thats featured on every show. We had high hopes of meeting some of the cast, but found out that theyd gone to New York City to be in the Thanksgiving Day parade. Alas. But they have an incredible gift shop there (of course) and we enjoyed that. Back to New Orleans later that day, through more wind and rain, with the temperature fluctuating between the 30s and 40s. Before the West Monroe trip we drove the rental cars over the muddy Mississippi to my old neighborhood and I spent a few minutes feeling real nostalgic standing in front of the home I lived in from 1964 until 1967. The street and houses hadnt changed, and in my minds eye I could easily see myself and my boyhood friends there. Of course we took in the French Quarter, enjoying Jackson Square, the St. Louis Cathedral, interesting | 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 Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson troubador55@embarqmail.comGRITS & PIECES | 11 OPINION | 11 LETTERS | 11 NEWS, MCA, Cou#ffyCoMM%IDN MLkLLS? J 9OTILIYY 41 KE UDEAsTY eCOUNwAfouNTA-IN FLLnkt Y THISM(UI{T. x 51P......... 1 AHAo ML To? S(?1G -......# Z -B.oc,e, S' LLoW IF YORMouT?}Fu? ..... 5 P., sty f?? CAN'T ffo2bWE ACCEPr GR5H' ,?; A tivi5A,rF?RsTBO J4 o ( AN` RiN6 Tol SiTDow N wlrpiF'S t fTATtz?5 ?3 n E


The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Page 5 | Arcadian Editors note: During a time of year many refer to as the season of giving, we decided to take a moment to recognize some citizens who contribute to our community year-round. Although their faces might not be familiar to some, these good Samaritans are constantly working to improve the lives of DeSoto residents. Raised in Sarasota, Tim Vowels ad mits he was nervous when he moved to Arcadia in the mid s to manage the local McDonalds. I was 19 at the time, and was used to my friends and the big city lifestyle. And here I was moving to this small town and I didnt know what to expect, he said. Almost 30 years later, and now co-owner and operator of the local McDonalds franchise in town, a smile sweeps across his face when he thinks back on his time here. I couldnt imagine living anywhere else, I absolutely love this community and the people in it, he said. This is one of the few places left where you can actually wave at someone and theyll return the favor. I met my future wife the rst day I moved here!Giving back Vowels, who along with his wife Pam, a Nocatee native and board member of the Peace River Valley Citrus Growers Association, has made it a priority to give back to a community that has given him so much since his arrival. The list of contributions they have made to local groups and events is lengthy to say the least. From free breakfast for DeSoto students taking the FCAT exam to incentives for the middle school reading program and insurance for the Family Fun Fair, the family is happy to provide help wherever its needed. And more important, its not done in the name of corporate grandstanding, as the Vowels stressed all their community involvement is more about creating lasting friendships than advertising their business. Its not about sales for us, its about what you would say to your friends after meeting us, Vowels said. We are very proud of this community, and as a part of it we want to ensure people know how much it means to us, Vowels said. We raised our family here and have built a lot of wonderful friendships and relationships with people through this business that we wouldnt trade for anything. Vowels is proud of the repeat customers who walk through his doors, including a group of veterans who meet every morning for breakfast at the restaurant and a Port Charlotte couple who drive to Arcadia three days a week to eat there. Believe it or not, they literally drive here from Port Charlotte because they prefer our restaurant over any in the Charlotte area, he said. Thats the kind of loyalty you dont just nd anywhere. And Vowels community commit ments dont end at the DeSoto County line. All law enforcement and military personnel in uniform eat free inside his store, and pay half-price for a meal if using the drive-through. I think a free or discounted meal is the least we can do for those who protect us.Reconstruction plansTo make his current restaurant location more customer-friendly, Vowels is planning a major reconstruction of the building, which he says is slated to begin Feb. 2. The remodel is scheduled to last a little more than a month and will include new digital menus, a double-laned drive-through and expansion of the restaurant itself. Were very excited about it and hope the community will tolerate some minor disruptions during the reconstruction process, he said. We think our customers will really enjoy the end result. Vowels said hes even thinking of ways to involve the community for the stores grand reopening once construction is done. I have some things Im mulling over, but the general idea is to gather as many area residents together to help us celebrate what we hope will continue to be a strong bond between our family and theirs.Building a golden bondBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMANAlthough he grew up in Sarasota, Tim Vowels has called Arcadia and DeSoto County home for nearly 30 years. A Nocatee native, Pam Vowels is heavily involved in local charitable and business organizations. SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50457313 Job,John Mmnl. D. O.WATER'S LOGYDERMAIOE Cypress St ?r?-Pepe.a aWo mz zailILewellyn Cassels Dr John Minni Hickory StARNPgloom


Arcadian | Page 6 The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 FRIDAY Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Friday Night Live the City Takers for Christ presents Friday Night Live with Rev. Troy Rowe, every Friday. Come and experience what God is doing in this season through His word and praise and worship. 37 W. Magnolia St. (across from SunTrust drive-through). For information call 244-4341. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 8 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY The DeSoto County Chamber of Commerce hosts the Christmas Parade and Christmas Card Lane on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. This years theme is Christmas Around the World. Come enjoy the parade; then stroll along Christmas Card Lane at McSwain Park, and visit with Santa at the Chamber offices. The parade is free for members to enter, $25 for non-Chamber members. Christmas Card Lane is $40 for members, $65 for non-members. Trinity United Methodist Church presents The Christmas Revolution, a play with 25 cast members and an unusual carousel stage. The first showing is Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. after the Christmas Parade, with additional showings at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8 and 9. Free; donations accepted. Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremonies will take place at 11 a.m. on Dec. 7 at the old Peace River Bridge near American Legion Post K-11. The ceremony will be capped by a rifle salute by the DeSoto County Veterans Honor Guard, throwing a wreath into the Peace River in remem brance of the 2,471 U.S. servicemen who lost their lives on that Day of Infamy, and the solemn bugling of Taps. First Baptist Church Arcadia will hold Miles 4 Missions walk/run starting at 8 a.m. Dec. 7. NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY The DeSoto Chamber of Commerce Early Bird is at 8 a.m. Dec. 5 at Peddlers Boutique. 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. The DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee members and friends will meet Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at South Florida State College. The topic is An Evening with the Founders. Chamber of Commerce Early Bird Breakfast is at 8 a.m. the first Thursday monthly. Each months location will be announced. The 4-H Stitch in Time sewing club meets every first Thursday at 5 p.m. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Come enjoy an hour of serenity focused on breathing, gentle yoga poses, peaceful stretching and quiet relaxation. Held in the Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. No sessions on Dec. 19, 26. Next session Jan. 2. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Cocaine Anonymous meetings are held every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. The first meeting is scheduled for Feb. 3. For information, call Charles Godwin at 941-357-3945, Mildred Daniels at 993-0373, or Curtis Clark at 263-2935. 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. Big Tree RV Park will hold its big annual craft show on Dec. 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Bring non-perishable food items to donate in lieu of admission fees. The dona tions will go to Arcadia Center for the Needy. A pulled pork luncheon will be available. Call Joyce Berty, 863-494-2729 for more information. Women in Fellowship Ministry meets every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Greater Mt. Zion AME Church, 256 S. Orange Ave. Be uplifted, motivated and inspired by God. Free and open to the public. Light brunch is served. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 993-4851 for more information. The Palace Promenaders meet for square and round dance from 7-9 p.m. every Saturday at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle. Art Miller, caller, and Jennie Martin, cueing. Call Jennie at 494-2749 or Mary at 941-380-5336 for information. Sabbath service begins at 9:30 a.m. at Temple Beth El 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Kiddush will follow. SUNDAY First Baptist Church will hold a Missions Fair at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 at the churchs Family Life Center. It will feature food samples and displays from around the world, plus information on many charitable organizations. MONDAY On Dec. 9, Modern Woodmen of America Camp 16497 will meet at the Reef n Beef at 5 p.m. The speaker will be Beth Henry, RN. For more information, call Jane Powers at 494-1679. DeSoto County Veterans Honor Guard practices at 6 p.m. second Mondays monthly at the American Legion Post, 2124 N.W. American Legion Drive. For more information, call Roger Bumgarner at 993-0129. The GFWC Arcadia Womans Club meets on the second Monday of every month at the clubhouse in Veterans Memorial Park, 2288 N.W. American Legion Way, with a pot luck lunch at 11:30 a.m. followed by a meeting. Members are encouraged to bring guests. For more information call 494-2966. The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday each month. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-4267655 or visit The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. TUESDAY Nature Walks: Morgan Park, 8:30 a.m. Dec. 10. With entomologist Bob Wilk. Free. Seacoast National Bank will host a reception with the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10. Area artists will have much of their artwork on exhibit and for sale great time to pick up something unique and beautiful as a holiday gift! DeSoto County Commission Board meets at 9 a.m. at the County Administration building, Room 103, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. DeSoto County School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. at the School Board meeting room of the DeSoto County School District, 530 La Solona Ave., Arcadia. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 8 p.m. Tuesday (except the third Tuesday) of the month, on the 147.075, W4MIN repeater with a pl of 100. All amateurs are invited to participate. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. 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 Nature Talk: Jean Evoy, Moths: stories and photos, 10 a.m. on Dec 11 at DeSoto County Library. Free. Free Food Distribution the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Arcadia Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2865 S.E. Ami Drive (off State Road 31 near Walmart), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. By the All Faiths Food bank. Call 494-3262 for more information. Been There Ranchers and Farmers Club meets every second and fourth Wed. through April at 1 p.m., first club house 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. The DeSoto County Ministerial Association will meet at 8:30 a.m. for prayer and 9 a.m. for the meeting at the Housing Authority, on Booker T. Washington St. Pastors or representatives of all denominations and churches are invited to attend as we address community challenges and coordinate worship services to serve county residents. Art for Kids is at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the DeSoto County Librarys childrens wing. This program, sponsored by the DeSoto County Arts and Humanities Council, is for elementary school-aged children. THURSDAY 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 $5 at 11:30 a.m. Gastric bypass support group meets at 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Mardis Citrus on U.S. 17 S. For more information, call 990-0082 or 494-5700. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Held at Health Dept. conf. room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. SPECIAL Habitat for Humanity ReStore has a holiday special through Dec. 11 all clothing is 50 percent off! Shop locally. 50457293 City of Arcadia Clerk Job Description Title: City Clerk: FLSA Status: E Starting Salary: Based upon experience Salary Range: $45,000 $55,000 $21.64 hr $26.44 WORK OBJECTIVE Performs highly responsible administrative work organizing, directing, and coordinating the operations of the City Clerks Office and Personnel Department. Serves as Clerk of the City Council and is responsible for directing the publication, filing and safekeeping of all Council proceedings including preparation of the agenda packet. Reports to the City Manager. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one positio n in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position. Serves as Clerk to the City Council by attending all regular, special and workshop meetings; takes minutes and records official actions, disseminates information and directives of the City Council. Notifies public, pres s departments, etc. of Council actions Coordinates the processing of Agreements, Contracts, Leases and legislation following Council meeting. Responsible for Board and Committee appointments, Maintains Board manual and current and past membership lists. Notifies City Council of appointments needed for each meeting. Responds to public board inquiries and coordinates appointments with staff and new members. Receives minutes. Establishes procedures to be followed for agreements, resolutions and ordinances for the agenda process with City Attorney. Assists staff in the implementation of legal documents. Analyzes proposed agenda requests for proper placement on the agenda, supervises the preparation of the agenda documents, reviews legal presentation, and oversees distribution of agendas on a timely basis. Signs all official Ordinances, Resolutions, Agreements, Contracts, Leases and minutes. Certifies documents and provides Notary service as needed for the City. Custody of City Seal and related functions as need Financial Disclosure Coordinator with State of Florida, Council on Ethics, and DeSoto County Supervisor of Elections Office. Maintains official City records and files, preserves vital records keeps an updated City owned property book. Coordinates records retention and destruction schedules with all; departments as City Clerk City Clerk Job Description Custodian of Records in accordance with State Law, Chapter 119. Serves as RMLO (Records Management Liaison Officer) for the City with the State of Florida, Records Division. Advertises public hearing notices and administrative ordinances for City Council meeting and Notice to Bidders/RFPs in accordance with legal requirements. Coordinates procedures for codification of City Ordinances and the distributio n of Code Book with Municipal Code Corporation; maintains Clerk Index System to track Council actions and directs staff in the indexing, filing and maintaining of a variety of official records a nd documents. Coordinates all election activities with DeSoto County Supervisor of Elections and in accordance with all State Statute and Charter Election laws. Interaction with various groups and individuals including Councilors, City Managers, City Attorney, Department Heads, employees, news media, outside governmental and public agencies. POSITION KNOWLEDGE Position requires knowledge of municipal codes, city charter, intergovernmental relations, election laws and procedures, Florida Sunshine Law, the Fair Labor Standards Act, HIPPA laws, FMLA regulations, as well as state regulations for public records management, retention and disposition. SKILLS/ ABILITIES Must demonstrate skills in the use of the English Language, including proper use of words and sentence structure. Must be skilled in the use of personal computers; typewriters, recording, transcribing and dictation equipment, with ability to prepare accurate concise, minutes and to summarize verbatim discussions accurately. ADDITIONAL POSITION FUNCTIONS performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical appropriate assignment to the position. Serves as Board Secretary to the planning and Zoning Board. Historic Preservation Board, Charter Review Advisory Board, Safety Committee and other boards as created by the City Council and directed by the City manager. Assists in maintaining City Cemetery records, administration occupational licenses, payroll preparation and benefits administration, creating job descriptions an d salary ranges, updating and maintaining a policy and procedure manual, administering workers compensation and liability insurance claims and files, tracking employees, and monitoring employee evaluations. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in Business or Public Administration or logically related field; supplemented by five to sev en years of responsible office and administrative experience including at least two years in a supervisory capacity over a records management of similar official documents function; must be a notary public and possess a Certified Municipal Clerk designation; or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Tasks include the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pus hing, and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS City Clerk Job Description Work is performed in usual office conditions with rare exposure to disagreeable environmental factors. 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The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Page 7 | Arcadian PHOTO PROVIDEDA salute to veterans (both American and Canadian) was recently held by Craigs RV Park as their rst event of the season. Victor Craig, founder of Craigs, was present and in uniform.Craigs honors veterans PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy 8th birthday, Jayden! My, how time ies! It seems like yesterday, you were a little boy and now you have grown into a wonderful, smart little man. We love you! Mom, Dad, Pee Wee, Grandma, Pa Pa and Uncle KeithHappy birthday We would like to thank the Beta Rho chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, an Interna tional Honorary Organization of Women Educators, for the pillows they recently made for our patients. Your kindness is greatly appreciated! Arcadia Medical Associates, P.A.Thank you PHOTO PROVIDEDWanda and Bill Reed of Arcadia recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married in Ohio Nov. 2, 1963. They lived in Englewood for 35 years before moving to Arcadia eight years ago. Bill is a retired boat captain and Wanda is employed at Maudies Hair DeSign in Englewood. They have two children, Amy Schimmel of Port Charlotte and Bill III (Kim) of Englewood; and three grandchildren (Emily, Sarah and Bill IV). They celebrated with family and friends at the Turner Center Activity building in Arcadia.Happy anniversary PHOTO PROVIDEDHappy 13th birthday to Abby Dicea on December 3. How wonderful it has been! Love you loads, Grandpa & Grandma DavisHappy birthday Family Album Family Album FAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSAudubon bird countPeace River Audubons 2013 Christmas Bird Count will be on Dec. 14 and encompasses a 15-mile diameter circle, the center point being approximately downtown Punta Gorda. The circle is divided into about 12 areas, the furthest south areas being Charlotte Harbor Environmental Center and Cecil B. Webb preserve. There are three water areas: the southern part of Charlotte Harbor including the area around Alligator Creek; the northern part of the Harbor; and the Peace River from the US 41 bridge. Beginning on Christmas Day 1900, ornithologist Frank Chapman, an early ofcer in the then-budding Audubon Society, proposed a new holiday tradition a Christmas Bird Census that would count birds on the holidays rather than hunt them. The data collected by observers over the past century allow researchers, conservation biologists, and other interested individuals to study the long-term health and status of bird populations across North America. It provides a picture of how the continents bird populations have changed in time and space. It informs strategies to protect birds and their habitat and helps identify environmental issues with implications for people as well. So come on out and help us count. Each area is headed up by an individual who determines where their group goes in their particular area, where and when they meet. In some cases they break up into smaller groups covering particular areas, such as a golf course. Most groups start about 7 a.m. and go until about noon. Some go out again later in the afternoon to count birds coming in for the evening. For information on how you can par ticipate in the annual Christmas bird count, call Tony Licata at 941-505-9775, or email Corridor Expedition Exhibit on Display at SFSCSouth Florida State Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture presents the Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition Exhibition through Jan. 4. The event is free and open to the public. This exhibition, featuring the photography of Carlton Ward Jr., highlights the journey of four explorers who traveled 1,000 miles in 100 days, from the Everglades to Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. Their goal is to raise awareness of the real possibility to protect and restore connected landscapes throughout the Florida Peninsula and create a viable corridor from the Everglades to Georgia. MOFAC will hold its Third Thursday program, Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7:30 p.m. The evening will include a screening of the recently released documentary lm, The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition: Everglades to Okefenokee, by Elam Stoltzfus and a panel discussion moderated by Florida Wildlife Corridor team member Joe Guthrie. The SFSC Museum of Florida At and Culture is open to the public, Wednesday through Friday, 12:30 4:30 p.m., and by appointment for group tours. For more information or to request a museum tour, contact Mollie Doctrow, MOFAC curator, at 863-784-7240 or email 50463122 Season'sWishing You the Joysof the holidaysand a year filled withhappiness!Suncoast Schools Federal Credit UnionWHERE SMART PEOPLE KEEP THEIR MONEY.1711 East Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266


Arcadian | Page 8 The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Henry Ward Beecher, the late famous 19th century pastor of Plymouth Church in Brooklyn, New York, was known to be a very patient man. One day, however, one of the members of his church found him anxiously pacing back and forth in his study, clearly uncharacteristically upset. What is the trouble? asked the surprised parishioner. The trouble is that I am in a hurry and God isnt, Beecher replied. Waiting is never easy and it must have been especially difcult for those who had prophesied and anticipated the Saviors birth but hadnt witnessed the fulllment of this long-awaited promise. Moses was the rst to write about the birth of the coming redeemer. David conrmed the prophecy of the rst Christmas in the Psalms. Isaiah announced the expected virgin birth of Jesus 700 years before it happened (Isaiah 7:14). Micah revealed the location of the birth would be Bethlehem (Micah 5:2). Other prophets added their voices to guarantee the coming of the Prince of Peace. But the slow years rolled into centuries and the centuries into millennia and the rst Christmas still had not yet come. How long those centuries of waiting must have seemed! Some doubted. Despaired! While others simply waited, hoping each new morn that they might hear the news: The Child is born! Then, suddenly, there was a urry of angelic activity. Gabriel appeared to Mary telling her she would give birth to the One whose coming had been awaited so long and assured her that this miracle of virgin birth was well within Gods power to accomplish. Soon an angel was dispatched to Joseph, to whom Mary was engaged, giving more details of the coming miracle and assuring him this was all part of a wonderful plan to bring forgiveness of sins and eternal life as had been promised for so long. Now that the time of the miracle had arrived, the Roman Empire would be brought into the picture. A tax would be levied that would require each family to return to its hometown. This would bring Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem where Mary would give birth to the Savior in a stable, fullling Micahs prophecy. So, right on time, Christ was born. The time of the rst Christmas had arrived, bringing angels, shepherds and later wise men fullling the promise made to prophets so long ago. Never mind that it took centuries and the moving of people and empires. Gods great plan was fullled right on time. And here you are fretting about the timing of events in your life. Youre in a hurry and upset because God isnt. Relax. At the proper time, our Lord comes through for those who trust Him. The rst Christmas proves it.God is always on time Roger Campbell First Baptist Church Arcadia will hold its rst Missions Conference this wekend, beginning with the Miles 4 Missions walk/run at 8 a.m. Saturday. The goal of Miles 4 Missions is to raise awareness and encourage prayer for missions and the people in the world whom they are trying to reach. First Baptist Church will also take part in Saturdays Christmas parade downtown, following the theme for God so loved the World. For the Sunday morning service, a missionary from the International Mission Board who serves in Central Asia will deliver the morning message. The Grand Finale takes place at 6 p.m. Sunday at the churchs Family Life Center. There will be samples of food from around the world, along with displays and information about the ministries that First Baptist Church supports such as Faith Mission in Arcadia, Kairos Prison Mission, Orphans Heart, Florida Childrens Home, World Changers and the International Mission Board. This time of year is also traditional for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, commemorating her seless service to the people of China, and it helps raise money to fund missionary work around the world, to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have never heard it. Pastor Matt Clayton said, I would like to make the Missionary Conference an annual event to keep before us Jesus words in Acts 1:8, But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witness in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. The public is invited to take part in all the Missionary Conference activities at the church, 1006 N. Brevard Avenue. For more information, call 863-494-3622.Baptist Church holds first Missionary ConferenceBy CHARLOTTE NYMARKFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ARCADIA PHOTO PROVIDEDChris and Edie Jones work on the Missions Weekend at First Baptist Church of Arcadia set for Dec. 7-8. A special Miles 4 Missions Run/ Walk begins at 8 a.m. Saturday. Missions from Central Asia will speak on Sunday morning with a food tasting at 6 p.m. Sunday. Making lists helped me cope with a busy life when I was working and now, as a senior, when the memory becomes less reliable, lists become a necessity for efcient living. And of course there are several categories. First of all ... meals. But I dont use the conventional day-by-day menu; instead Ive found what works best for me is at the beginning of each new week, I make two columns of recipe suggestions, one for entres and one for luncheons, the two categories which handle our daily meals. Then each evening, I simply choose one suggestion from each list for the next days repasts, so, if meat needs to be thawed, etc., I can put it in the refrigerator to have ready for the next day. And, occasionally, an unexpected errand comes up, so an eat-out cancels one entry. I nd its a simple way The art of making lists From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks loistom@embarqmail.comto keep an interesting mix of entres, plus the menu list also helps when I grocery shop. And then theres the daily list, which simply reminds me of chores, gardening, writing, card-sending, etc., things to do that day. In addition to my lists, I keep a yearly card calendar, with our familys four generations of birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions. I realize that sending cards is becoming less popular, but I still prefer the old-fashioned way, remembering special people on their special day. And then perhaps the most important reference is our appointment calendar, keeping track of all the doctor and other senior-related needs that seem to become more frequent as you age. Its important role is avoiding appointment conicts, which can happen so easily. 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The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESGlenn Lewis SeverMr. Glenn Lewis Sever, 77, of Ellijay, Ga., formerly of Hialeah, Fla., and Arcadia, Fla., went to be with the Lord Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. Mr. Sever was born Dec. 31, 1935, in Hialeah. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to all. Mr. Sever was the owner of Sever Groves in Arcadia for a number of years. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Bonnie Sever, of the home; daughter, Glenda Sever Murphy; sons, Bobby, Larry and Dale; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, from the Chapel of Bernhardt Funeral Home with the Rev. Herb Sever and Minister James Bradley ofciating. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.bernhardtfh. com. Arrangements are by Bernhardt Funeral Home. OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. Theres no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be submitted to the Charlotte Sun; call 941-206-1000 for details. Please send e-mails to The American ag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. For more Words of Comfort, go to Lotela Gold sets holiday Gospel concert ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACKLotela Gold gave a rousing performance recently at the Charlotte County Cultural Center. The popular group brings tunes of the s and s to life. Their next area performance takes place at 4:30 pm. on Dec. 29 at the Cultural Center with a Southern Gospel Concert, followed by a special encore performance of their pop hits. Tickets are only $13 each ($10 for Cultural Center members). Call 941-625-4175 ext. 221 for tickets, or order online at Southern Gospel comes to the Charlotte County Cultural Center on Dec. 29 when Lotela Gold takes the stage. The concert starts at 4:30 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m. Stay after for a special performance of their popular s and s pop hit performance. For tickets, call 941-625-4175 ext. 221, or visit Cost is $10/person for Cultural Center members, $13 others. Th e only source you ne ed f or bo ating, fi shing and outdoor news ev er y Th ursd ay only in Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church 2865 SW Co. Rd 661 Expository Preaching 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 See Your Church in this spot For Only $ 7 5 0 $7.50 a week! Call Tami at 4 9 4 7 6 0 0 494-7600 for more details. May the Lord fill your heart with love. 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 Grace Lutheran Church 1004 W. Oak Street 494-7008 Pastor David E. Nabinger Saturday Prayer Service Starting at 4PM Sunday School 8:45 AM Sunday Worship 10 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.) NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH Evangelist D.W. Jackson 3877 Highway 70W (1 mile west of Hwy 72) 863-558-0982 Principal Worship Sunday Evening: 5:30 P.M. Wednesday Evening: 5:30pm FREEDOM FELLOWSHIP CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC. Where the Holy Spirit Reigns Freely Worship Center located at: 1528 NE Turner Ave. 863-244-2933 SERVICE TIMES Sunday Bible Study @ 10:00am Sunday Worship Service @ 11:00am Monday Woman at Worship @ 6:15pm 2nd/4th Tuesday Support Group @ 6pm Wednesday Bible Study @ 6:00pm Thursday Choir Rehearsal @ 6:00pm Rev. Dr. Sharon T. Goodman, Pastor See your Church in our Directory for only $7.50 weekly 494-2434 Fort Ogden United Methodist Church 6923 SW River St. 863.494.3881 Sunday Worship 10:00am (Childrens Church Provided) Bible Study 5pm Mondays A.A. & Al-Anon Starting at 7:30pm Wednesdays Youth Ministries K-12 5:30 7:30pm Elizabeth M.B. Church A Place of Worship 101 S. Orange Ave. 9:30am Sunday School 11:00am Church Worship Wednesday 7:00pm Bible Study 993-4212 Celebrative Worship Challenging Bible Study Connection With People Sunday: Life Groups 9:30 AM Morning Worship: 10:45 AM Evening Small Groups 5:30 PM Wednesday Activities 6:00 PM 863-494-4345 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 Arcadia, Florida 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 Church of the Brethren, est. 1915 Serving God.... Peacefully, Simply, Together Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 10 a.m. 25 N. Mills Avenue Arcadia, Florida Rev. 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Arcadian | Page 10 The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Federal prosecutors said developer Greg Eagle, who had pleaded guilty in March to several charges of fraud, should not be allowed to withdraw his guilty plea because he understood the charges and the signicance of pleading guilty at the time. In papers led Tuesday with Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the government cited the extensive questioning of Eagle by the magistrate judge during the plea hearing to support its claim that Eagle had not been coerced or threatened in any way for his guilty plea. Eagle, 62, was a Cape Coral developer who was managing a real estate deal to develop a 101-acre property in Cape Coral. He was the trustee of the trust formed for the project, which involved more than 50 investors. The U.S. Attorneys Ofce led charges against him when they said he led fraudulent loan documents and mortgaged the property for $17 million to nance his own projects. Eagle had once proposed to build a large security training center in DeSoto County, reportedly eying the 2 X 4 Ranch after efforts to build a similar center in Venus, Highlands County were rejected. Eagle was also active in politics, putting $1 million into a political action group to help Charlie Crist secure the Republican partys nomination as the gubernatorial candidate. His son, Dane Eagle, was Crists youngest chief of staff at age 24, and now is Cape Corals state representative. In March, Greg Eagle pleaded guilty in federal district court to four counts of bank fraud, one of mail fraud and one for wire fraud, each of which carries a maximum penalty of up to 30 years in prison. He was supposed to be sentenced last month, but on Nov. 6 he led a motion to withdraw his guilty plea and instead go to a jury trial. The court gave the government time to le a brief in response. The government maintains the judge questioned Eagle extensively in March as to whether he understood the charges to which he was pleading guilty, the consequences of pleading guilty, and was satised with the advice of his attorneys in connection with the plea. Eagle concurred with every point and said he willingly submitted a guilty plea. If the judge decides to deny Eagle the right to change his plea, sentencing is expected to take place Dec. 23. In Feds fire back at EagleBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITORaddition to a sentence of up to 30 years and a $1 million ne, he could also be ordered to pay investors the funds they lost in these investments. |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. EAGLEThe DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce arrested Tina Louise Shaver, 46, alleging she used an EBT card not issued to her at least 24 times, and committed grand theft, dealt in stolen property and unlawfully possessed the ID of another person she was not authorized to use. According to the arrest report, Shaver, of the 6800 block of S.E. Albritton Road in Arcadia, was pulled over in a routine trafc stop because there was no tag on the car she was driving. When the deputy asked to look through Shavers purse, she found two EBT cards one in Shavers name, and the other in another womans name. State records show the other womans EBT card was used 22 times between Oct. 21 and Oct. 30, and again on various dates in November. DCSO secured surveillance video from some of the stores where Shaver had used the card in question. Shaver claimed the victim had given Shaver the EBT card to purchase things for her because she was ill. The victim later passed away, yet DCSO states Shaver continued to use that EBT card. Shaver at rst denied using the card, then at one point said she found it in the trash after cleaning the decedents residence, or that a relative of the woman had given it to her. Later, according to the report, she did admit to using the card. Shaver was charged with 24 counts of illegal use of credit cards (more than twice in six months to obtain money or goods over $100), dealing in stolen property, impersonating another by using an ID without the persons consent, and grand theft between $300-$5,000. Bond was set at $30,500.Report: woman used EBT card after owner died SHAVERThe DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: David Allan Carr, 51, 11800 block of S.W. Loop Terrace, Arcadia. Charge: violation of domestic injunction. Bond: $500. Jose Juan Carranza, 43, 1300 block of 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-ofcounty warrant. Bond: $6,000. John Keith Davis, 33, 6600 block of N.W. Pine Hurst Drive, Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $500. Glenda Marie Garcia, 40, 1300 block of S.E. 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: none. Tammy Baxley Greene, 42, 1700 block of S.E. Peach Ave., Arcadia. Charges: Felony aggravated battery causing bodily harm or disability and disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $2,620. Justin Levi Lanier, 27, no address, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Alonzo Lopez, 28, 6400 block of S.W. Sable Ave., Arcadia. Charge: misuse of 911 system. Bond: $500. Daniel Ross Pelham, 29, 1500 block of Carnahan, Arcadia. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana, possession or use of drug equipment and violation of probation. Bond: none. William Mac Reinert, 24, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. John Joseph Riley, 35, Ona. Charge: molestation of crab trap. Bond: $1,500. Jeffery Allen Sheppard, 22, 1100 block of Nomie, Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $393. Peter Andrew Slemons III, 22, 300 block of N. Hernando St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $1,375. Kimberly Anne Snow, 36, 1200 block of S.E. Esmerelda St., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Rebecca Jewel Boyd, 24, 1600 block of Pleasant Drive, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: $750. Robert Glen Coker, 24, 2600 block of Burnham Drive, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Released on recognizance. Jose Geanaro Flores Jr., 39, Wauchula. Charge: DUI with BAC of .15 or higher or with person under 18. Bond: $1,500. Barney Lee Hitson Jr., 31, Parrish, Fla. Charge: DUI alcohol or drugs. Bond: $500. Cynthia Marie King, 38, 1700 block of S.E. Peach Drive, Arcadia. Charges: battery and disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $870. Roderick Joe Mitchell, 31, 1300 block of S.E. Third Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of metham phetamine with intent to sell or deliver, and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $2,620. Trevor James Naeder, 23, Tampa. Charge: DUI alcohol or drugs. Bond: $500. Charles Edward Ferguson, 51, no address, Arcadia. Charges: two counts of failure to appear. Bond: $4,000. Charles Michael Wagner, 24, 2600 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $2,000. Perry Daniel Whatley, 40, 1500 block of Maple St., Arcadia. Charge: possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $120. Rose Marie Fairweather, 31, 4800 block of S.W. U.S. Highway 17, Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $500. Joshua William Gause, 31, 4800 block of State Road 72, Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $4,000. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Christopher George Montgomery, 21, 1500 block of S.W. Holiday St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation or community control. Bond: none. Jose Juan Carranza-Cocino, 43, 200 block of W. Effie St., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $3,000. Compiled by Susan E. HoffmanU.S. Highway 17 from south of SW Collins Street in Fort Ogden to County Road 760A south of Nocatee Work is under way to expand U.S. 17 to four lanes. Work includes clearing land for two new travel lanes to the east of the existing US 17 travel lanes, drainage activities and relocating overhead power transmission and distribution lines. No lane closures will be required for this work. Motorists are advised to be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway throughout the week. Project completion is expected at the end of 2015. U.S. 17 from County Road 760A to north of Flanders Street in Nocatee Crews are trimming and removing trees along the roadway to prepare for the contractor installing new power poles and removing existing power poles and lines. Intermittent daytime lane closures may occur while crews are working. Motorists are advised to use caution while in the area and expect possible delays. | ROADWATCH Ha ve a Garage Sale! Advertise it in the Classifieds. 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The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Page 11 | Arcadian gift shops, and the coffee and beignets at the Caf Du Monde. If youve never had those incredible beignets there, that needs to be on your bucket list. I enjoyed mine and had so much powdered sugar all over my dark blue hoodie that youd have thought Id been in a cocaine snort-a-thon or something. We dodged panhandlers, voodoo stuff and palm readers and walked to the river, where we saw tankers, tugs and the Natchez paddle-wheeler, plus a man on bended knee proposing to a very happy woman. The offand-on rain drizzle kept the usual artists off the street, unfortunately, but a few lone musicians braved the elements with their instruments and tip jars. The river and Lake Ponchartrain reminded me of the many times my dad took me out on the Coast Guard boat he was chief of, and made me miss him even more than usual. That place is known for its hot sauce, you know. At the Pepper Palace they have endless bottles of that stuff, ranging from mild to hellfire meets battery acid, and to sample it, you must be at least 18, plus sign a waiver. Well, my son in-law was old enough, signed the waiver, tried some, and nearly wavered. You know how in the cartoons, when a characters eyes glaze over and try to pop out? That was him, and though I couldnt see under his cap, Im pretty sure his hair was standing on end. Between all of us, we collectively visited parks, rode the streetcars (never did see one named Desire), rode past the above-ground cemeteries, saw the amazing World War II and Confederate museums, and attended a cooking class to make jambalaya, gumbo, and pralines. We saw all we wanted of the Who Dat Nation, not being Saints fans, and even encountered several vehicles of Weed World, a company that sells marijuana-flavored suckers. And no, we werent interested. A different world, for sure. The cuisine was amazing, as you can imagine, and some in our party had crawdad po boy sandwiches and pizza called The Swamp Thing, topped with gator and duck sausage. We enjoyed the architecture and statues, though the ancient sidewalks in the Quarter had endless cracks and crevices, just waiting for someone to twist an ankle in. Speaking of sidewalks, my family has this weird thing when theyre walking in public. For some reason, they must walk abreast, even on narrow sidewalks with oncoming foot traffic, wherein others have to struggle to pass them. I walk behind them and its like herding cats, as the saying goes. In fact, its almost like a game of Red Rover, except they dont lock arms, and the approaching people dont know theyre in the game till confronted. At one point as we walked through the Quarter, I tried drumming loudly while my grandson broke out in some interpretive dancing, but nobody walked by and gave us money. I guess being a busker is harder than it looks. Before we knew it, it was all over with but the flying, and we had to come home. On Thanksgiving Day, of all days. We didnt have to shuck our shoes in the Tampa airport en route, but had to in New Orleans when heading back. Thats all thanks to that shoe bomber several years back. I guess we should all be thankful that they didnt take that other nut, the underwear bombers threat as seriously, right? We ate our Thanksgiving dinner at McDonalds, where I splurged and got a McRib, and was pretty sure the pilgrims werent subjected to such as that. But we got home in one piece, thankful that we got to Laissex Les Bon Temps Roulez (Let the good times roll)!GRITS & PIECESFROM PAGE 4 now can make all of my own decisions. Though I admit sometimes it is difcult to remember what they were. Another perk is we no longer have to worry about birth control. I nd seeing each other naked usually does the trick. I hate hearing people refer to us being in the golden years when my hair is silver and my wife calls me old lead butt. These youngster of today have nothing on us seniors. Sure, they wear their pants hanging down but we show them when we wear our trousers with the belt at our chest. Youngsters have their own language but so do we seniors. For instance we use exhaustapated to describe when we are too tired to give a crap. And we are computer literate also. Just yesterday my wife did a goggleheimer. That means she went on the web to do a Google search and by the time it booted up she forgot what she was searching for. Being old isnt so bad, it is like riding lifes roller coaster. We have highs, we have lows. We have lots of laughs, and sometimes that also makes you pee your pants.Bill Hempel Lake SuzyLETTERSFROM PAGE 4 wrongly that the commissioners gave themselves a raise. Turns out, it was a state mandate. In the end, there is no substitute for being there and hearing it for yourself. Getting the facts from the newspaper is a great start and its light years beyond only getting your news from Facebook or Twitter from people who werent even there but if you really want to know what was said, we encourage you to attend the meetings yourself. We are happy to see more people going to City Council meetings, but at the most recent BOCC public hearing, there were only three people in the audience: a representative from the Sheriffs Office, the county coordinator and the Arcadian. That evening, the BOCC approved an ordinance creating a $150,000 community redevelopment fund. More voters should have been there to hear what commissioners are thinking on ways to spend the funds, and to voice their own ideas. OPINIONFROM PAGE 4 50457298 Doug Sklut Pk?t i evo m Service Around Your ScheduleTIRE GUARANTEE04jar ...FI ?.. -. 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Arcadian | Page 12 The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Leadership DeSoto assists turkey giveaway PHOTOS PROVIDEDLeadership DeSoto members volunteered with other local agencies for All Faiths Food Banks turkey distribution last week. More than 1,018 turkeys and bags of sides for holiday meals were distributed over the two days. PHOTO PROVIDEDStephanie Langfords Kindergarten class at Memorial Elementary School invited business owners and other professionals to share with the class about their jobs and duties. The class listened carefully to the presentations and then identied what they wanted to be when they grow up. The students next worked with their families to create a poster of the things that described their career choice, dressed in a fashion that would be appropriate for that profession, and presented themselves and their nished product to their peers. The presentations were a huge success. Langford said, Of all the careers we learned about available in our community, teaching is truly the best career ever! Shown are, from left, Brooklyn Savage-Rock Star Singer; Kara Blosser-Vet erinarian; Canian Crumady-Police Ocer; Lee Jones-Fireghter; Jeremiah Ward-Basketball Player; Herman McMinns-Doctor; Luis Huerta-Sanchez-Air Force Pilot.Careers inspire young students PHOTO PROVIDEDThe Rotary Club of Arcadia donated dictionaries to third grade students at Memorial Elementary School. The books are gifts from the Rotarians and become part of the childrens personal libraries. Student host, Marvin Dennis, served as the guide and helped ensure each third grade student received a dictionary. The students were thrilled with the new books. One third grader said, Now I have something to help me do my vocabulary homework at home, and its all mine! Pictured, from left, are Rotarian Judie Neeley, Student Host Marvin Dennis, and Rotarian Bebe Bradbury.Rotary donates books | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFSKayak Trips on Prairie CreekTwo-and-a-half to three-hour trip winds through streamside and cypress wetlands. Wetland vegetation and birds will be seen. Bring your own kayak. Florida Master Naturalists Jamie Reynolds and John Phillips will lead the group. Reservations and directions: 941-637-8284.Holidays bring fishing bonusesIn 2013, the Legislature authorized the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to offer license-free fishing days annually. FWC Commissioners subsequently implemented a long-term strategy to encourage introducing new anglers to recreational fishing, and to give those who havent been fishing recently another incentive to enjoy time on the water. Since the dates for some of these long-term options had already passed in 2013, they also picked the one-time-only dates mentioned above to make sure anglers got all the free-days the Legislature authorized. This year, there is one more day for license-free fishing: Saturday, Dec. 28 is designated as a license-free freshwater fishing day. For 2014 and beyond, the eight license-free days will fall on the same weekend days from year to year, allowing anglers to plan in advance and businesses and nonprofit groups to schedule events around these fishing license holidays. Recurring days for freshwater will be the first Saturday and Sunday in April and the second Saturday and Sunday in June. For saltwater, the dates will be the first Saturday and Sunday in June, the first Saturday in September, and the Saturday following Thanksgiving. These dates were planned around holiday weekends and events, such as National Fishing and Boating Week ( NFBW), which gets significant media coverage by promoting boating and fishing nationwide. The website is available to cross-promote local fishing or boating events as well. In addition, VISIT FLORIDA, which promotes Florida as the Fishing Capital of the World (www., designates June as Fishing Month. April is among the best freshwater fishing months and the weather tends to be comfortable. It is a great time to host educational and outreach events that promote recreational fishing and conservation stewardship. SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Arcadian | Page 13DCAAA CROWNS CHAMP PAGE 15Mosaic defeated Motts Auto on a wet, soggy night to capture the DeSoto County Adult Athletic Associations fall league championship. Down by eight points with only two minutes remaining, the DeSoto varsity basketball team came roaring back to tie their season opener against First Baptist Academy, only to lose on a uky, last-second put back. The Bulldogs hung tough throughout the game, never allowing FBA to pull too far ahead. DeSoto was forced to call two time-outs in the rst quarter to keep the ball in check as FBA kept applying full-court pressure. With both teams playing pressure defense, however, the score was tight at the half, with DeSoto down 27-25. Kari Williams led the Bulldog with six of his 24 points in the half. DeSoto coaches praised their players at halftime for keeping the score close, and challenged them to continue putting pressure on FBAs offense. The start of the second half saw FBA going inside more and it seemed to be working as they built a ve-point lead in less than two minutes. Still down by ve with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Coach Koonce called a time-out to re up his team. It must have worked, as the Bulldogs went on a 10-6 run and ended the third quarter down 47-46.Late game dramaThe Bulldogs got off to another tough start in the fourth, falling behind by ve midway through the period. DeSoto pulled within one, however, after a couple of layups by the eet-footed Tony Lee. FBA responded with three quick steals and pulled ahead 67-61 with only 1:30 left in the ballgame. Kari Williams, who gave the Bulldogs a spark all night with his power moves to the basket, put in another one for the Bulldogs. After a DeSoto defensive stop, Konte Atkins scored a bucket with 40 seconds left. Down by two, Tony Lee found himself open for a three-point shot with 20 seconds remaining. His shot rimmed out, but Quay Fudge rebounded the ball and was fouled in his put back attempt. With 18 seconds remaining Fudge calmly made both free throws to tie the game and set up the nal possession for FBA. Coach Koonce reminded the players to not foul and box out. They followed his instructions to a tee, but a poor FBA shot hit the bottom of the rim and reected right into the hands of an FBA Boys varsity drop thrilling openerBy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER With the scoreboard telling the story in the background, Coach Koonce discusses last-second strategy with his team during a timeout. PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERKari Williams goes to the line to score one of his 24 points against First Baptist Academy.VARSITY | 17 Tishonna Riley has been named to the Charlotte Sun All Area basketball team every year of her high school career. Her performance against Avon Park hinted shes well on her way to making the team again her senior season. Rileys 26 points led the Bulldogs to a 47-41 victory in front of a loud home crowd. Im tired. Did you see on that last free throw that I missed? Riley said. The ball just barely hit the net, Riley, along with fellow senior Ladeja Dennis, provided the repower the Bulldogs needed. Dennis had an off night shooting but her leadership hlped move the ball up court to get in shooting range. The nifty ball handler could dribble through a dark room lled with rattlesnakes and not get bit. Once Dennis got the ball up court she fed it to Riley, who usually popped it in for two. That was the plan for DeSoto County coach Joe Davis. We wanted to go inside with Tishonna until they stopped it, but they never did so we just kept feeding her, he said.Ahead from the startThe Bulldogs never trailed in the game and led by four after the rst eight minutes. That lead stretched to 24-15 at the half. It looked as if the Bulldogs were going to roll to an easy win as they led by 15 going into the nal quarter. The Red Devils outscored the Bulldogs 14-2 to draw within three points at 41-38 with 2:08 to go. I dont know what happened there; we just got confused but luckily we came back together, Riley said. After Loneija Brandon hit the front Riley, Dawgs too much for Avon ParkBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Ladeja Dennis hustles past the defense as she brings the ball up the court in the 47-41 win over Avon Park Nov. 25. Bulldogs Sandranna Washington (33) and Tishonna Riley battle for a rebound in the 47-41 win over Avon Park. Riley led DeSoto County with 26 points and 22 rebounds. DeSoto Countys Tishonna Riley stops and pops a jumper in the win over Avon Park. Most of Rileys game-high 26 points came from inside the paint under the basket.DAWGS | 17 ??.. a -'..a --u., 1C`.A H 4 ? ? i'\ f:al t ,+., ?U..??t ?tjk f a/lu>' ` lil? 1?'?.1r ,r1 yr M1}tV^?,'"' Ki^31 F YI yi 1?" t. --Th _______________ ,I:1 4 :'.. I :i i _11) .. :?.1 l ItItl.'It. )::f 11 ?{.? I 'YP ?? 'ILO-I 1ns ,1 t ?I r? ? ? 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Arcadian | Page 14 The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Bulldogs junior varsity basketball coach Coach Darby Ellis felt good about opening night for his team. He was starting four sophomores who had experience, but he also knew he was facing a tough opponent in First Baptist Academy of Fort Myers. Well see how we start out and hopefully our sophomores will gain some condence as the game progresses, he said. Sophomore Caleb Blackwood started the game with a three pointer, followed by two free throws by KeShawn Smith, and it looked like the Bulldogs were going to be very pleased with their game. Once FBA scored and went into full-court pressure after a made basket, however, it was apparent the Bulldogs were going to have to deal with FBAs defense all night. With 2:30 left in the rst quarter and ahead 6-5, FBA called a time-out and made some adjustments in their full-court pressure. FBA then scored the nal four points in the quarter to take a 10-5 lead. Missing layups and some easy put backs, DeSoto was forced to go into its own full-court pressure defense midway through the second quarter. Down 20-11 with less than two minutes to go, the Bulldogs went on a 6-0 run before FBA scored a last-second basket to give them a 23-17 halftime lead.Second half miscuesThe second half saw DeSoto continue to play hard pressing defense, creating many FBA miscues, but the Bulldogs also continued to miss the basket underneath and give away too many second chance shots. DeSoto did go on a 10-2 run at the end of the third quarter to pull within six points at 40-34. Both teams continued to press going into the fourth quarter. After trading a couple of baskets, FBA scored a urry of baskets off DeSoto turnovers midway through the quarter and again JV boys drop opener against FBABy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER The Bulldogs Shawn Brown looks to beat FBAs full-court pressure. DeSoto lost the season opener 64-50. PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERCoach Darby Ellis get the junior varsity team ready before their rst game of the season. The Bulldogs lost to First Baptist Academy 64-50.during the last minute of the game to pull ahead and hand the Dawgs a 64-50 loss. Freshman LaNaija Nesmith had 14 points and Caleb Blackwood had 18 points for the Bulldogs. I thought our boys played hard against a very good opponent tonight, Darby said. The freshmen showed a lot tonight. Many of our sophomores practiced with the varsity as role players most of the preseason and now have to get used to playing in a leader ship position, but I have no complaints. Theyre a good group of kids. All eyes are on the basket as an FBA player takes a shot during game action.The DeSoto County junior varsity girls basketball team had an exciting comeback that saw them tie the game with a chance to pull out a win with 26 seconds left in the Nov. 25 game against Avon Park. That effort ended at the free throw line where appropriately the game was lost. The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 9-3 lead over the Red Devils but saw it evaporate as they were outscored 8-1 throughout the rest of the quarter to trail by one after the first eight minutes. That Avon Park lead stretched to four points by halftime. Lexi Williams had tied the game at 17 with 2:30 left before intermission but the Bulldogs couldnt score again and trailed 21-17.Foul line troublesThat lead stretched to five by the end of the third quarter. The Bulldogs leading scorer, Jayla Cowell (15 points), went to the free throw line for six shots in the final 40 seconds of the period and made just two free throws. The teams failure to hit free throws cost them the game. They shot just 27 percent in an eight-for-29 effort. We got bit by the free throw bug tonight, coach Joe Davis said. Trailing 37-31 with just under three minutes to play, the Bulldogs came alive. Sarah Bennett drove the lane and dropped a layup off the glass to bring the Bulldogs to within two at 37-35. Cowell tied the game at 37 moments later. Avon Park took the lead by two with 56 seconds left in the game. Janine Lorraine answered with a bucket to knot the game at 39. Cowell went to the charity stripe with 26 seconds left but failed to find the bottom of the net with either of her two shots. The Red Devils hit the game winner with six seconds left as their leading JV girls comeback falls shortBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR The Bulldogs Sarah Bennett brings the ball up court in a fast break during the teams Nov. 25 loss to Avon Park.JV | 16 2967801 r ??M. --'a F_EARN YOURASSOCIATE DEGREESouth Florida State College is a great place to earn your two-yearAssociate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science (A.S.) degree. Takeclasses at four convenient locations and at times that fit your schedulethrough day, evening, and online courses. 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The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Page 15 | Arcadian The Mosaic team defeated Motts Auto 33-25 to win the DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association fall league softball championship. The game was played through a constant heavy rain that made the footing exciting and the ball slippery to throw. When the lights went out on their field in the fifth inning, both teams scrambled to a neighboring field to finish the game. Mosaics Kyle Palmer won the race to the third base dugout for his team. It may not seem important which dugout the teams had, but it was the only dugout with a roof on it! Motts Auto was forced to use the exposed dugout with thick mud on Mosaic wins DCAAA championshipBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe championship team, sponsored by Mosaic: Ricky Mercer, Weldon Campbell, Glenn Peoples, Dalan Gilman, Tony Lamb, Kyle Palmer, Jason Lamb, Tony Rowan, Conrad Campbell, Dustin Rorey, Bryan Phillips and Moe Hazen. DeSoto County High School The girls junior varsity basketball team lost 41-39 against Avon Park. The varsity girls basketball team won 47-41. Tishonna Riley scored 26 points to win the Beef OBradys Athlete of the Week Award. The JV boys basketball team lost 64-50 to First Baptist Academy. The varsity boys basketball team lost 71-69 on a shot at the buzzer against First Baptist Academy. Kari Williams scored 24 for the Bulldogs, with Tony Lee adding in 18. The varsity boys soccer team lost to Riverview 8-4, and the JV squad lost 6-0. Congratulations to Kari Williams and Terrell Gordon for being named Athlete of the Month for November. Williams rewrote the DeSoto County By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ROUNDUP | 23 DCAAA | 23 Eye Exams Medical Eye Care Surgery Full Optical Boutique Contact Lenses We accept Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross and all major medical plans 863.491.7777 2442 NE Highway 70, Arcadia (across from Walgreens) Dr. Ronald O. Sevigny Dr. Mark D. Sevigny Ronald O. Sevigny, O.D. Mark D. Sevigny, O.D. Robyn Russell, O.D. Daniel Welch, M.D. Hablamos Espaol Doctors on site EVERYDAY, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (24 Hour A Day Emergency Eye Care) Is your child struggling in school? We may have the answer. Call Today! 50457314 (thIW&Xf[SISJ 1 LLP 0 1 1d: E we SEVIGNYASSOCIATES"Ilic ?EVIG?y Se,pgS-iovEYE CARE'


Arcadian | Page 16 The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Bulldog Pups finish season PHOTOS PROVIDED scorer hit an easy bucket under the net. A final desperate heave fell short and the Bulldogs went home with a tough 41-39 loss. Although Cowell led the Bulldogs in scoring she had a rough night at the free throw line. I just messed up there; it shows that I need to work more on my free throws. If I would have made a few of those we probably would have won, but we win as a team and lose as a team, Cowell said. Avon Park had three players who approached the six-foot-tall mark. The height was evident in rebounds as the Bulldogs had to scrap for every one they got. Cowell was tough working against the inbounds pass, which provided the Bulldogs with several turnovers. The height advantage, especially against the DeSoto County guards, was difcult to battle against. They showed a lot of heart. Theyre in the locker room and they are hurting, and thats good. It shows that they have heart and they care so it wont be hard to get them to work harder now that they know what it takes to win, Davis said. Were going to work on free throws and layups. Thats it, just free throws and layups.JVFROM PAGE 14 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto Countys Jayla Cowell goes up for a rebound and gets fouled in the process against Avon Park. Cowell led the Bulldogs with 15 points in the 41-39 loss. 50457244 M a r y D i d Y o u K n o w ? Mary Did You Know? C h r i s t m a s M u s i c a l p r e s e n t e d b y Christmas Musical presented by F i r s t B a p t i s t A r c a d i a W o r s h i p C h o i r First Baptist Arcadia Worship ChoirF r i d a y D e c e m b e r 1 3 t h 7 P M Friday, December 13th 7 P.M. S u n d a y D e c e m b e r 1 5 t h 1 0 : 4 5 A M Sunday, December 15th 10:45 A.M. 1 0 0 6 N B r e v a r d A v e A r c a d i a F L 3 4 2 6 6 1006 N. Brevard Ave. Arcadia FL 34266 8 6 3 4 9 4 3 6 2 2 863-494-3622 Sunc ast Trucking Academy 50460488 Dont Wait! Call Us Today For More Information 28040 Airpark Dr. Suite 104 Punta Gorda Florida 33982 (941) 347-7445 Get Your CDL in 3 Weeks! CDL Test Site Coming Soon! Student Loans Available 18 WHEELSENDLESS POSSIBILITIES 18 WHEELSENDLESS POSSIBILITIES GAWOY ga &am w ?%X ptistmua C uatioaL?a?eaentea? 4yPsat..e?da?, ?sosm?e? isth 7 ? .C 41.C?una?a =!5,o.m4,a? 15dA 10: 45 C .1006' oopapd f9tse. ( eoadca ( ,3426686'S-494-3622a?cr F


The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Page 17 | Arcadian player, who scored an easy bucket as the nal horn sounded. Coach Koonce said he was proud of the way his team hung in the game to the end We gave up a few too many rebounds but it is better to learn early in the year than later, he said. This is my third year and the boys are starting to understand what they are supposed to be doing. Kari Williams had a great game constantly going to the basket and being around the boards. Even his mother had to admit,Hes come a long way since middle school when he used to get frustrated and foul all the time. If this game is any indication of the season, fans are in for some great games and hopefully not too much frustration.VARSITYFROM PAGE 13 The Bulldogs Chris Montgomery waits to ght for a rebound during game action.end of two free throws, Riley got the rebound and put it back through the hoop. She was fouled doing so and buried that free throw. Riley dropped another jumper to give the Bulldogs a nine-point lead and the 47-41 win. When it came to crunch time it was Riley who scored the final five points for the Bulldogs to ice the game. Brandon was second with eight points, and Rileys younger sister Victavia Blandin chipped in with six. Dennis added five to go along with her strong defense and floor general leadership. I told the girls that we have to slow down at the end. We were ahead and we were making poor decisions on our shots. We have to make them come to us, Davis said. We just had to continue to do what we did to get the lead so why are we rushing our shots? Everybody wants their name in the paper and they werent even making shots, they were just throwing it up.DAWGSFROM PAGE 13 PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERLet the games begin! The Bulldogs varsity squad tipped o its season with a 71-69 loss to First Baptist Academy. The Bulldogs Chris Montgomery waits to ght MaronRunHeadwatersReclamationProject ActiveSouthFortMeadeMine,PolkCounty AtMosaic,our3,000-plusFloridaemployeesplacethe utmostvalueontheresourcesweallshare.Before webeginphosphateminingoperations,weworkwith regulatorstoidentifykeywetlands,streamsandoodplains forpreservation.Inotherareasthatwemine,werestore waterowsthroughstate-of-the-artreclamation.Whether preservedorreclaimed,thesewatersaremonitoredto ensuretheirqualityissustainedforfuturegenerations. Weworktosafeguard localwatersources. 50457301 V .? i F .6 ???? J a tie C\/?f` I' ".I !'? ? ?*, ?'??? : ? ) ??' 0 ??5? ?p ? ? .ice B ? y ? ?? ? ? I,wl A T, ??'G; ''?D?"\??? ? ,??M-Voti.s. ???a?C ?i'3 .?,?` ` hp?14 'I?eooo,"N. 1" I? ';1? ?.? per. :? ??fva .?'f ya4Y_ ~' ?' : `? V ; ? ? pry Y?' ? r??.\ "Y `. '? .{ I? s y 14 ?yM 1 3 \elt; ??^. "rw ?9?' ?"?a ? ?? mss, Al l,? ? i ., ?. 1: ,??; lY9-y' ,y????;?' :,x,65-11 1r $ y ?frMosaic


Arcadian | Page 18 The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Are you feeling the rush of the holiday season? Is it just the shorter daylight hours or is time moving by at warp speed? If you are feeling frazzled, youre not alone. You may be suffering from SAD seasonal affective disorder the name for the wintertime blues. Its more prevalent in northern areas where days are even shorter. Light therapy exposure to bright light with wavelengths mimicking sunlight is one treatment for it. Or just get out during the day and work in your garden. Cool weather is here, so theres no excuse. Make time to just enjoy being outdoors. Spruce up your landscape with some winter annuals such as pansies, petunias and snapdragons. Keep holiday plants in bloom longer by not subjecting them to uctuating temperatures. Sixty to 68 degrees is ideal. Temperatures above 75 degrees and dry air will cause owers to decline. Poinsettias and Christmas cactus dont like over-watering. Dont allow plants to dry out completely; water when the soil surface feels dry. If you want to recycle your holiday plants and get them to rebloom next Christmas, wait until mid-March to set them outside. Repot poinsettias in a slightly larger pot and then sink the pot in the ground. Water with a fertilizer solution monthly to keep them growing strong. Pinch new growth to encour age full bushy plants. Stop pinching in August and be sure your plant receives no articial light, and by next November it should begin developing showy colorful bracts. Winter vegetable gardening is at its peak. Warm season vegetables such as beans, corn, cucumbers, squash are about nished. When production wanes, pull crops and compost. Replant with additional cool season crops cabbage, carrots, collards, kale, lettuce, onions, oriental greens, Make time for December gardening projectsOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke ARCADIAN PHOTO BY AL SMOKE Keep holiday plants in bloom longer by keeping them in a cool area of your home, but out of drafts. Temperatures above 75 degrees and dry air will cause owers to decline. Poinsettias dont like over watering. Dont allow plants to dry out completely, water when the soil surface feels dry.DECEMBER | 21 Weather SummaryThe week was relatively rain free, and temperatures dipped into the 50s in the Panhandle. Floridas Automated Weather Network showed Hastings in St. John County received the most rain with 1.33 inches, Putnam Hall (Putnam County) received 0.86, and Okeechobee (Okeechobee) received 0.54 inches. Most other locations received a trace of rain or no rain at all. The highest temperature was reported in Immokalee (Collier County) at 93.31 degrees and the next highest reading was in Lake Alfred (Polk County) at 93.02 degrees. The lowest temperature was 53.55 degrees in Jay (Santa Rosa County).Field CropsPeanut crop condition was 1 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. Peanut harvest was 73 percent complete, ahead of the 5-year average of 71 percent but behind last years progress of 77 percent. Peanut harvest was complete or near complete in several locations, though some later planted elds were yet to be harvested. Cotton harvest was in full swing facilitated in most locations by clear weather. Planting of winter forage had begun in Jackson and Levy counties. Hay was being cut in the Panhandle and central counties. Soybean harvest was active. Sugarcane harvest was ongoing and cane planting continued in Glades County.Fruits & Vegetables Strawberries were being planted in Bradford and DeSoto counties. Tomatoes and peppers were being planted in DeSoto County. Spraying, staking, and tying eld work continued in vegetable elds. Plastic mulch for tomatoes was being laid in Martin County in preparation for planting. In Palm Beach County, vegetable planting is behind schedule due to frequent rainfall in September. Vegetables and fruits being marketed included eggplant, cucumbers squash, fall water melons and some specialty items.Livestock and PasturesStatewide, the cattle and pasture conditions were mostly good. Some pastures were ooded in several locations. Flooding was the rst limiting factor for pasture condition.CitrusRain was very light for the third consecutive week in the citrus growing region. Only Okeechobee (Okeechobee County) recorded up to a half-an-inch of rain. Several stations in the Indian River growing area and Southern growing area reported no rainfall for the week. Temperatures were warm all week, and reached the low 90s over the weekend. Trees still look good due to rainfall early in the season and irrigation being run by growers and caretakers. As of Oct. 15, the complete citrus growing area was drought free. Fruit size appears to be inconsistent with some areas reporting oranges slightly larger than golf balls and other areas closer to baseball size. Grapefruit is typically running larger than oranges. Grove activity included resetting of new trees in active groves, pushing of dead groves and replanting new citrus, mowing, fertilizing and psyllid control. Twenty-eight of 48 packinghouses have open and begun shipping small quantities of fruit. Only seven processing plants are open so far this season. Crop Weather Reports are provided by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. For more information visit fall weather prevails across FloridaREPORTED FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCT. 20 CITRUS ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED in thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Early/mid oranges 7 17 41 Ambersweet 13 16 29 Navel oranges 7 16 37 White grapefruit 0 1 8 Colored grapefruit 32 80 188 Fallglo tangerines 50 71 88 Total 109 201 391 50457315 Be sure and stop in and thank these local businesses who believe that a well-informed citizen is important for our community: Home Owners Supply DeSoto Automall Sevigny Eye Care & Associates These businesses have made 2,500 additional annual subscriptions to the weekly Arcadian Newspaper po ssible. SHOP`* 4040For Your SupportKeep Your Dollars In Desoto


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TURNER REALTY COMPANY, INC.looking for good, aggressive Sales Associates. Please call 863-494-4777 or 863-990-1557 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA WELLS FARGO BANK, NA CASE NO.: 14-2013-CA-000507 Plaintiff, vs. MARY VIOLA PADGETT AKA MARY V. P ADGETT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY VIOLA PADGETT AKA MARY V. PADGETT; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; WELLS F ARGO BANK N.A SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO SOUTHTRUST BANK; HAROLD K STUART; BECKY STUART; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (USA); UNKNOWN TENANT #1 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY; Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s): HAROLD K. STUART Last Known Address 1289 SE OHIO AVE ARCADIA, FLORIDA 34266 BECKY T STUART Last Known Address 1289 SE OHIO AVE ARCADIA, FLORIDA 34266 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 129, BLOCK, UNIT, ELLER & TURNER ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, P AGE 78, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA a/k/a 1289 SE OHIO AVE, ARCADIA, FLORIDA 34266 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of you written defenses, if any, to it, on Marinosci Law Group, P.C., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309, within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the FINANCIAL NEWS & DAILY RECORD, file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the r elief demand in the complaint. This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2.065. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you are a person with a disability who needs an accommodation in order to access court facilities or participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the proNOTICE OFACTION3116 vision of certain assistance. To r equest such an accommodation, please contact Court Administration at least three business days prior to the required service by using one of the following methods: Phone (904) 630-2564; Fax (904) 630-1146; TTD/TTY (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service). E-Mail WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 7th day of November, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC As Clerk of the Court By: N. Daughtrey As Deputy Clerk Submitted by: Marinosci Law Group, P.C. 100 W. Cypress Creek Road, Suite 1045 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 T elephone: (954) 644-8704 T elefacsimile: (954) 772-960 Published 11/28/13 & 12/5/13 322095 2971278 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-2010-CA-000895 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. SHAWN A. BARNEY, et al Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated November 25, 2013, and entered in Case No. 14-2010-CA-000895 of the Circuit Court of the TWELFTH Judicial Circuit in and for DE SOTO COUNTY, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and SHAWN A. BARNEY, et al are Defendants, the clerk will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at 115 E. Oak St. Arcadia, FL, in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, on the 3 day of April, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT THE SW CORNER OF NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST FOR P .O.B.; THENCE N 0 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 05 SECONDS W ALONG WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 402.56 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 55 SECONDS E, 498.00 FEET; THENCE S 2 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 49 SECONDS E, 405.03 FEET TO SOUTH LINE OF SAID TRACT; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 06 SECONDS W ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 514.00 FEET TO P .O.B. LESS R/W TO C-660 (FORMERLY SR #660) ALONG WEST SIDE. TOGETHER WITH A NON-EXCLUSIVE PERPETUAL EASEMENT DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:BEGIN AT A POINT 402.56 FEET NORTH OF THE SW CORNER OF NW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, THENCE RUN N 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 55 SECONDS E, 498.0 FEET; NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 THENCE N 2 DEGREES 36 MINUTES 49 SECONDS W, 60.0 FEET; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 51 MINUTES 55 SECONDS W, 498.0 FEET; THENCE S 0 DEGREE 21 MINUTES 05 SECONDS E, 60.0 FEET TO P.O.B. LESS COUNTY ROAD R/W. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Arcadia, DE SOTO COUNTY, Florida, this 2nd day of December, 2013. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk CITIMORTGAGE, INC. c/o Phelan Hallinan, PLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 2727 West Cypress Creek Rd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309 954-462-7000 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)9934876, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 12/5/13 & 12/12/13 336737 2973895 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 2012CA000523 NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. GRACIELA CENDEJAS A/K/A GARACIELA CENDEJAS; JORGE L CENDEJAS; UNKNOWN TENANT ; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 1st day of November, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012CA000523, of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and GRACIELA CENDEJAS A/K/A GARACIELA CENDEJAS, JORGE L CENDEJAS and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, 11:00 AM on the 17th day of December, 2013, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ALL OF LOT 14 AND SOUTH 38 FEET OF LOT 12 BLOCK Q MILLS ADDITION TO THE CITY OF ARCADIA ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 8 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN A "Serving DeSoto County since 1887" N?1,,,,,Itw,,,Immmooooooooooo ??VAWMOOOOOOOOOOO?? ??OMOOOOOOO0000?:: l Eck IIARb CHASE.I IARHURCHASF.


Arcadian | Page 20 The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 22nd day of November, 2013. By: Carri L. Pereyra Bar#17441 Submitted by: Choice Legal Group, P.A. 1800 NW 49th Street, Suite 120 Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309 T elephone: (954) 453-0365 Facsimile: (954) 771-6052 T oll Free:1-800-441-2438 DESIGNATED PRIMARY E-MAIL FOR SERVICE PURSUANT TO FLA. R. JUD. ADMIN 2.516 Published 11/28/13 & 12/5/13 107507 2969849 FIND YOUR BEST FRIEND IN THE CLASSIFIEDS! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013CA000580AXMA SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BIG LAKE NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM A. HOFFMEIER A/K/A BILL A. HOFFMEIER, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 22, 2013, entered in Case No. 13-CA580 in the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff, and William A. Hoffmeier a/k/a Bill A. Hoffmeier and Shirley M. Carrillo a/k/a Shirley M. Hoffmeier, are the Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Desoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, beginning at 11:00 am on the 21st day of January, 2014, the following described property in Desoto County, Florida: Lot 1 of Paul Yanosik Subdivision, as per Minor Plat Book 1, Page 87, Public Records of Desoto County, Florida, also being described as: Begin at the Northwest corner of the NE 1/4 of Section 19, Township 37 South, Range 25 East, Desoto County Florida; thence S 00 degrees 00 W along the W est line of said NE 1/4, 509.65 feet; thence N 89 degrees 56 E, 1127.00 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue same line, 136.00 feet to a point on the W esterly right-of-way of U.S. Highway No. 17; thence N 20 degrees 56 E along said right-of-way, 171.00 feet; thence N 69 degrees 03 W, 213.17 feet to a point on a curve having an arc distance of 215.78 feet, and a radius of 278.98 feet and a delta angle of 44 degrees 18; Thence Southwesterly along the arc of said curve, 99.42 feet; thence S 24 degrees 49 E, 197.66 feet to the Point of Beginning. Less and Except road right-of-way to the State of Florida Department of Transportation on the East side, as described in Case # 99-557 CA, Public Records of Desoto County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of November, 2013. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ B. Wynn DEPUTY CLERK Copies furnished to: Edmond Alonzo, Alonzo Law Offices, P.A., 217 Avenue A, Ft. Pierce, FL 34950 W illiam A. Hoffmeier, 6693 NW Pine Bridge Dr., Arcadia, FL 34266 Shirley M. Carrillo a/k/a Shirley M. Hoffmeier,2162 Abalom St., Punta Gorda, FL 33980 Published 12/5/13 & 12/12/13 365872 297332 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE No. 2012-CA-000819 COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. Plaintiff, vs. Barbara A. Palmer, individually and as Trustee of the Palmer Revocable Trust U/A dated February 4, 1998 and Carl Jensen, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 13, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2012-CA000819, of the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., is Plaintiff and Barbara A. Palmer, individually and as T rustee of the Palmer Revocable T rust U/A dated February 4, 1998 and Carl Jensen are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the South Door of the DeSoto County Courthouse, located at 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 7th day of January, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 20, AND ALL OF LOT 21, AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 22, BLOCK 59, ORIGINAL SURVEY OF ARCADIA, FLORIDA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 67. Located: 226 SOUTH HERNANDO AVENUE, ARCADIA, FL 34266 and all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiffs mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Arcadia, DeSoto County, Florida, this 19th day of November, 2013. Mitzie W. McGavic Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk Clarfield, Okon, Salomone, & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 561-713-1400 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 W est Palm Beach, FL 33401 Published 12/5/13 & 12/12/13 349874 2972846 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013-CA-000298 IBERIABANK, successor in interest to CENTURY BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, v. WHITFIELD INVESTMENT COMPANY and COASTAL FINANCIAL PARTNERS, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Judgment entered September 4, 2013, and Order on Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated November 26, 2013, in Case Number 13 CA 298, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, the clerk shall offer for sale the property, situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: The North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida, less road right-of-way. T ogether with: The South 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 and the North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida. T ogether with: That part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida, lying East of SE Townsend Avenue. (collectively hereinafter the Real Property, Mortgaged Property, Land or NOTICE OFSALE3130 Premises) Together with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments, appurtenances, privileges, rights, interests dower, r eversions, remainders and easements thereunto appertaining. T ogether with all of the following, r eferred to as the (Mortgaged Property): A. All structures and improvements on the Property. B. All right, title and interest to the minerals, soil, flowers, shrubs, crops, trees, timber, emblements and other products on, under or above the Real Property, or any part or parcel thereof. C. All of Mortgagors right, title, interest and privileges arising under all contracts and permits entered into or obtained in connection with the development or operation of the Real Property, including by way of example and not in limitation: all development and construction permits, approvals, resolutions, variances, licenses, and franchises granted by municipal, county, state and federal governmental authorities, or any of their respective agencies; all architectural, engineering, and construction contracts; all drawings, plans, specifications and plats; and all contracts and agreements for the furnishing of utilities. D. All of Mortgagors interest in all utility security deposits or bonds deposited in connection with the Real Property. E. All of Mortgagors interest as lessor in and to all leases or r ental arrangements affecting all or any part of the Real Property and all other rents and profits derived from the Real Property, all income or proceeds from development of or economic activity upon any part of the Real Property. F. All of Mortgagors interest in and to any and all contracts and agreements for the sale of the Real Property, or any part thereof or any interest therein, all interest in and right to earnest money deposits made upon such contracts and agreements. G. All land improvements to and upon the Real Property, including water, sanitary and storm sewer systems, and all related equipment and appurtenances thereto, located in, upon, over or under the Real Property. H. All machinery, apparatus, equipment, fittings, and fixtures, whether actually or constructively attached to the Real Property, and all trade, domestic, and ornamental fixtures and articles of personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever located in, upon, over or under the Real Property, or any part thereof, and used or usable in connection with any operation or development of the Real Property, and owned or acquired, including by way of example and not in limitation: heating, air conditioning, freezing, lighting, laundry, incinerating, and power equipment, engines, pipes, wells, water filtering systems and softening devices, water heaters, pumps, tanks, and motors; all swimming pools and appurtenances thereto; all electrical and plumbing installations; all furniture, furnishings, wall and floor coverings, blinds, elevators, appliances, television antennas and cables, storm and screen windows and doors, and lighting fixtures; all building materials and equipment delivered to the Real Property or stored at an off-site location which are intended to be installed on the Real Property. I. All right, title and interest in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing, or to accrue under any and all insurance policies which covers all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; all payments received under warranties applicable to all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; and any other amounts r eceived in satisfaction of claims for defects in all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property. T ogether with all leases and other tenant arrangements which may affect all or any portion of the property and all rents, income and profits arising from the Lease(s) and any and all other r ents, income or profits for the use and occupancy of the Property by any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity from whatever source derived. T ogether with all the third party contract rights, security deposits, r ents, revenues of an y kind or NOTICE OFSALE3130 nature, issues, profits and insurance proceeds arising from the Property, all leases affecting the Property and all contracts and contract rights relative to the sale of any portion of the Property. T ogether with All machinery, apparatus, equipment, fittings, fixtures, whether actually or constructively attached to the Property and including all trade, domestic and ornamental fixtures and articles of personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever located in, upon or under the Property including but not limited to all heating, air conditioning, freezing, lighting, laundry, incinerating and power equipment, engines, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conduits, switchboards, plumbing, lifting, cleaning, fire prevention, fire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating and communications apparatus, boilers, ranges, furnaces, oil burners or units thereof, appliances, air-cooling and air-conditioning apparatus, vacuum cleaning systems, elevators, escalators, shades, awnings, screens, storm doors and windows, stoves, wall beds, refrigerators, attached cabinets, partitions, ducts and compressors, rugs and carpets, draperies, furniture and furnishings, together with all building materials and equipment delivered to the Property and intended to be installed therein, including but not limited to lumber, plaster, cement, shingles, roofing, plumbing, fixtures, pipe, lath, wall board, cabinets, nails, sinks, toilets, furnaces, heaters, brick, tile, water heaters, screens, window frames, glass doors, flooring, paint, lighting fixtures, and unattached refrigerating, cooking, heating and ventilating appliances and equipment and intangible property; together with all proceeds, additions and accessions thereto and replacements thereof, including after acquired property. All of the water, sanitary and storm sewer systems located in, upon or under the Property, including but not limited to all water mains, service laterals, hydrants, valves and appurtenances, and all sanitary sewer lines, including mains, laterals, manholes and appurtenances. All rights, title and interest in and to the materials, soil, flowers, shrubs, crops, tree, timber and other emblements in, upon or under the Property. All paving for streets, roads, walkways or entrance ways owned and located on the Property. All interest as lessor in and to all leases or rental arrangements of the Property, or any part thereof, made and entered into, and in and to all leases or rental arrangements made and entered into, together with all rents and payments in lieu of rents, together with any and all guaranties of such leases or rental arrangements and including all security deposits and advance rentals, and any and all assignments of r ent with respect to the Property or any part thereof. Any and all awards or payments, including interest thereon, and the right to receive the same, as a r esult of (a) the exercise or the right of eminent domain, (b) the alteration of the grade of any street, or (c) any other injury to, taking of or decrease in the value of the Property. All of the right, title and interest in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing or to accrue under any and all insurance policies provided pursuant to the terms of the security agreements, and all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to (a) the Property herein, or (b) r ents, revenues, income, profits or proceeds from leases, franchises, concessions or licenses of or on any part of the Property. All contracts and contract rights of Debtor arising from contracts entered into in connection with development, construction upon or operation of the Property, and all of Debtors right, title and interest in and to any and all governmental licenses, permits, approvals, allocations and similar matters and documents obtained in connection with said development, construction and operation of the Property. All right, title and interest in and to any trade names, names of business or fictitious names of any kind used in conjunction with the operation of any business or endeavor located on the ProperNOTICE OFSALE3130 ty. All of Debtors interest in all utility security deposits or bonds with r espect to the Property or any part or parcel thereof. at Public Sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the south courthouse steps, Desoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 am on the 9th day of January, 2014. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated:December 2, 2013. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP 240 South Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34230 (941) 366-6660 (941) 366-3999 facsimile Primary E-mail: Secondary E-mail: Attorneys for Plaintiff By: /s/Christian T. Van Hise Florida Bar No. 0058459 Original notice to be returned to the Clerk of the Circuit Court. Bill to be mailed to Attorney for Plaintiff: Christian T. Van Hise, Esquire, P.O. Box 49948, Sarasota, FL 34230 NOTICE: IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DESOTO COUNTY JURY OFFICE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, (863) 9934876, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS DOCUMENT; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. Published 12/5/13 & 12/12/13 274145 2973306 T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that TC T AMPA 1, LLC; PNC CUS TC T AMPA 1, LLC the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which it was assessed are as follows: Certificate Number: 1027 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 13-42-TD Description of Property: BEGIN AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE NW1/4 OF THE SW1/4 OF THE NE1/4 OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE SOUTH 127 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 225.07 FFET; THENCE WEST 150.14 FEET; THENCE NORTH 230.90 FEET; THENCE EAST 150 FFET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING IN SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1973 CHAM SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME. IDENTIFICATION #0439694904D. TITLE #5595633. RP#R581868. Names in which assessed: MILTON T SHIRLEY PO BOX 1292 NOCATEE, FL 34268 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of Florida. Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law, the property described in such certificate or certificates will be sold to the highest bidder at the South Courthouse Door on DECEMBER, 18 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 26th day of NOVEMBER, 2013. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 12/5/13 T AX DEEDS3132 112132 2971287 AUCTIONS6020 Farm, Ranch, Construction Equip & Misc toolsSaturday, December 7th 9amNOW ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTSFrank E Land, Auctioneer Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Rd. N. Ft. Myers, FL 333917 Enter at gate 2 (239) 936-4121 AB2084/AU2814 HUGE EQUIPMENT AUCTION! FURNITURE6035 Y our Hometown Furniture Store Quality Furniture at affordable prices! Best Prices Anywhere! 126 S. 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The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Page 21 | Arcadian peas. Harvest greens of all types; broccoli will soon ower. Side-dress crops every two to three weeks with up to 1/2 lb. of 6-6-6 fer tilizer per 100 sq. ft. or 100 ft. of row. Apply fertilizer to soil that is moist, and then lightly cultivate. Apply no more than 1/2 inch of water to make the fertilizer available to your plants. Herbs to plant include anise, chives, coriander (cilantro), dill, marjoram, parsley, rosemary and sage. Use fresh herbs in cooking sparingly flavor is much more intense than dried herbs. Harvest basil when freezing weather threatens, prepare pesto sauce and freeze. Check citrus for ripening. Navel oranges mature this month, but may still show green in the rind. Fruit should yield slightly when pressed. Pick and slice one to judge flavor and sweetness. Citrus does not ripen after it is picked, but ripe fruit will keep well for 3 to 4 weeks stored at 50 to 60 degrees. Citrus may be left on the tree after ripening until needed. Fig trees are dormant now. Prune to remove suckers and encourage branching. Allow cuttings to dry several hours, then place in a pot of well-drained soil, leaving only 3 to 4 inches above the soil line. Keep soil moist but not wet and cuttings will root by spring. Grapes may be pruned now through February. Cut long vines back by twothirds, and then trim all side branches to 3 or 4 buds each. Fruit develops from new growth at these buds. Dont worry if vines bleed sap; it will not harm them. If frost or freeze is forecast, water well the day before. Cover tender plants to ground with cloth or poly propylene frost blankets. Wrap holiday lights around the trunk of trees too large to cover. Florida lawn grasses are mostly dormant now. Annual winter rye grass may be sown to green-up the lawn but it will have to be watered to maintain it. 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Arcadian | Page 22 The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 The Ag Tour was held last month to highlight the importance of agribusiness in DeSoto County.Ag Tour educates attendees PHOTOS PROVIDED Looking for that perfect unusual one of a kind gift for someone special? DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council has the works of 25 plein air artists on display at Martin Art Gallery at Florida Outdoor Properties Inc. The art features scenes of our community and is framed and ready to hang. Very accomplished and well known artists came from throughout Florida to create the works on Nov. 16. Artists will donate 20 percent of the selling price to DAHC to continue their mission to promote and encourage the arts in our community. Martin Art Gallery at Florida Outdoor Properties is located at 207 E. Magnolia Street. Contact owner Mac Martin at 863-494-2100 before visiting the gallery during the week. The gallery will also be open on Saturday during the Christmas Parade and from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 14, during the Tour of Homes. Fine art makes a great one-of-a-kind gift. Stop at the gallery and browse the delightful views of our town. As works are sold, artists may replace them with other plein air paintings. Many artists are also available for special commissions. If you see an artists style you admire and would like to commission a painting of your home or business, contact DAHC at 863-494-0630 or fine art for gift-givingBy KAREN SMOKEDAHC Trinity Methodist Church by Diane Mannion Alley Cat Antiques by Velda Musgrove Reection of Rattlers by Shawn McLoughlin Dilapidated by Jane Hilton Hudson by Sharon Guy Oak Street in the Rain by Christa Friedl Antique Shop by Joan Roberts Back Door by Karie Cundi Arcadia by Peter Zell The Wedding Cake by Brian Christensen Arcadia Opera House by Susan Ritter cl 2Y ` N"AWE.44 "AAz??f TM t`pc 1 a r gtaw vAw.Y F1NilPei17AROW!? 1--?1 1 ` gip". i nA9Y r f=1= iss Sim1? d `";^ '' ??i ? ?' In` ?L.. 4?` ?' ?fi `. ?? ?rljfir:Ira 7I u ,?I AAL


The Sun / Thursday, December 5, 2013 Page 23 | Arcadian record book for all of the passing marks from his quarterback position and Gordon was the areas only 1,000 yard rusher this past season. In the DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association softball championship game, Mosaic beat Motts Auto to win the championship.Upcoming games The boys JV and varsity basketball teams host Hardee tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. They will travel to Lemon Bay on Tuesday to meet the Mantas at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The girls JV and varsity basketball teams will be at Hardee tomorrow night starting at 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. They will then host Lemon Bay starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The varsity boys and girls soccer teams will be at Sarasota Military Academy with games at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. tonight. The JV and varsity girls soccer teams will be at Charlotte High School tomorrow night with games starting at 5:30 p.m. and 7 pm. The boys soccer squads will be home tomorrow night to take on the Tarpons. Games begin at 5:30 and 7 pm. The varsity boys and varsity girls soccer team will host Cardinal Mooney Dec. 12 in a district contest beginning at 5:00 p.m. and 7 p.m.DeSoto Middle School The Panthers boys and girls basketball teams will be at Lake Placid tonight and then will return home for games Dec. 9 against Sebring and Dec. 12 against Hill-Gustat. Girls games begin at 5:30 p.m. and boys start at 6:30 p.m.ROUNDUPFROM PAGE 15 ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comKari Williams and Terrell Gordon won the November Athlete of the Month award, and this photo will hang on the wall at Beef O Bradys to honor their achievements on the football eld. the floor, and all their equipment got soaked. Ironically, just as the final out was made, the rain stopped. Mosaics Ricky Mercer kept the books for his team and spent the entire game in the dry dugout. With barely a drop of water on him, Mercer commented, I dont know what they are complaining about. I think its a great night for a ball game.DCAAAFROM PAGE 15 Left elder Weldon Campbell hits a shot into left in the sixth inning of the DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association championship game.ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Bowling Green, FL 33834 Sat. 8-12 for only $12.50 a week! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Contact Tami at 494-2434 Tami at 494-2434 for more information for more information Pro Turf Lawn Care Lawn Maintenance, Mulch Installation, Irrigation Repair, Free Estimates Residential & Commercial Licensed & Insured Arcadia, FL 34266 (863) 990-7774 LAWN CARE AUTOMOTIVE Performance Automotive Total Car & Light Truck ServiceF R E E F r o n t E n d I n s p e c t i o n FREE Front-End Inspection 505 S. Brevard Ave., Arcadia 863-491-8500 WE OFFER 4-WHEEL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT AND WE WONT STEER YOU WRONG! Complete computer capabilities on all vehicles ADVERTISE HERE! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Tami at 494-2434 for more information STORAGE COMMUNICATIONS PHILS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE Domestic/Foreign Tires Brakes A/C Repair Wheel Alignment Computer/Electrical Diagnostics Cooling Systems Steering & Suspensions 3193 NE Hwy 17 Arcadia 863-993-1141 #1 two years running! GLASS Your Hometown Furniture Store Quality Furniture at Affordable Prices! BEST PRICES ANYWHERE! 126 S. Parker Ave. (1Blk S Moose Club) Thur-Sun 10am-6pm FURNITURE WELDING 863-231-2504 CLUTTER ClutterBustersLicensedandInsuredRunningoutofroom?Toomuchstuff? Wehavethesolution!Specializingindisposingofunwantedjunk. ResidentialCommercialShedsBarnsStorageUnits FREEconsultations,appraisals&estimatesCallLewisH.Parkerat(863)990-0273 COMPUTER SERVICES Arcadia, FL 34265 Ph: (863) 491-0497 Computer Service & Repairs, Sales And Networking P.C. SOLUTIONS Mobile Business Service Microsoft Partner Dell Registered Partner 863-491-0497 50457332 SHIPPING 707 N. BREVARD AVE. 863-494-4949 Shipping Service FAX SERVICE SHIPPING BOXES PRINTER INK NEXT DAY DELIVERY AVAILABLE ADVERTISE HERE! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Tami at 494-2434 for more information We"re at Your S e r v iceC J `IP1181B2 Fr t-IBmz?I Ilmi?pecctt?? <. oF 1 a IrCALITHORIZEf RETAILERQ CA CI DLI?V?(K r>3 r1dl;(1 l l71k E13.?t? '1 1 I I I DESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC.135 N. Volusia Ave. Arcadia, Florida 34266WORKS THAT I YOUR BUSINESS All Phases of Glass WorkCOMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAILMOBILE AUTO GLASS; We come to you!,. (863) 494-2683Ron & Lorrle Collins 24-Hour EmergencyI .. .:1. A. WeldingCall for COMPETITIVE PRICESPlea MarkMobile Welding Custom WeldingRepairs Trailers Built24 SECURED 1443 NW Pine Creek Ave.f Arcadia Isaias Avila Arcadia, FL 34266PUBLIC STOR1355 Owner Operated


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