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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, February 13, 2014 24 pages / 50 centsSAVING THE PLANET MAKES CENTSFind out how you can recycle your cans and make some extra change, too!PAGE 9 A section of the SunINSIDE Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............5 Family Album ..........6 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........18 LARIATS RULE: Roping contest honors Quitmon Brown ................................................. 13 FFA CLAIMS DISTRICT X WIN: Next stop state competition .............................................. 13 VETS HONORED: Live Oak RV Resort remembers those who served ...................................... 21 The DeSoto Board of County Commissioners unanimously agreed to use redevelopment funding to demolish some dilapidated structures along the U.S. 17 South corridor. County Coordinator Mandy Hines, speaking on behalf of the Economic Development Advisory Committee, said the money would be used as part of the standard code enforcement process, which will give owners time to make improvements and correct the code violations. The county has identied four structures that would meet the criteria for demolition. Two are abandoned, while the others are occupied. Hines added EDAC agreed removing the structures would be the best use of the funding to make immediate improvements to the county. We felt the demolition of these buildings are the low hanging fruit as far as having an impact on the county, she said. Were asking to use these funds now to allow us the proper time to develop more long-term plans. The whole intent of this fund is for the physical redevelopment of the county, and removing these structures is a part of that. Commissioner Bob Miller said he was disappointed the committee didnt have a more creative plan for utilizing the funding. I frankly want to see EDAC to come up with something more challenging, he said. This doesnt help economic development, and I dont want this money spent only on brick and mortar projects. Thats not what it was intended for. I guess I need a little more clarication, as I was hoping this funding would be used on a more broader scope. Hines assured Miller the funding would not be solely used on structure improvements, but said improving the U.S. 17 South corridor is a denite need for the county. EDACs discussions have focused on this corridor, and in the committees opinion improving that area is a top priority, she said. Commissioner Gabriel Quave also had concerns on how the funding would be spent. Im all for doing something grand, but $150,000 wont County OKs demolitions along U.S. 17By STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORCOUNTY | 21 The Seminole Tribe of Florida continues its longstanding tradition in rodeo, celebrating the 76th Annual Brighton Field Day this weekend. But this year, the Seminoles have added another special attraction sure to draw crowds to the multi-day rodeo festival: Uncle Si Robertson, Martin and Godwin of A&Es Duck Dynasty fame will be there on Saturday and Sunday. And as if that werent enough, on Friday and Saturday, Jimmy Rife of Animal Planets Gator Boys will be there for an alligator show. In between these celebrity appearances, the Seminole Tribe will showcase its culture and traditions, including authentic foods, crafts, storytelling and dancing. And there are several days of Eastern Indian Rodeo Association and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo action, wrapping up with Xtreme Bulls on Sunday. The Brighton Field Day was begun 76 years ago by two teachers on the Seminole Reservation who wanted to create a Day of Fun involving competitive games and recreational events, said Amos Tiger, one of the key organizers of this years event. Seminole communities came from all over to take part at the Brighton Seminoles Brighton Field Day features Duck Dynasty, Gator Boys starsBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR SEMINOLE | 22The DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council held its second Art of the River and Rio de la Paz Festival last weekend at the DeSoto campus of South Florida State College. New track lighting provided by SFSC helped feature more than 125 works of art entered in the contest. On Friday, an invitation-only reception was held for artists and sponsors to mingle, and for people to buy art. Saturdays festival opened the show to the public, and included several artisans booths, environmental displays from groups such as Peace River Audubon Society, food vendors, and nurseries offering some native Florida plants. The festival originated in 2013, the 500th anniversary of the Spanish arrival in Florida, celebrated in the state as Viva Florida, and the name reects the states heritage as well as the impor tance of the Peace River to the region. Judges were Mollie Doctorow, curator of SFSCs Museum of Florida Art and Culture, who judged the twoand three-dimensional categories; and noted Florida photographer, who judged the photo category. DAHC aims to promote the arts in DeSoto through contests, exhibits, classes and opportunities for artists and writers to share their work. For more information, visit http://desoto, festival showcase the artsSTAFF REPORT ART WINNERSTwo-Dimensional: First: Guy LaBree, Old Timers Second: Katie Dobson Cundiff, Parrish Morning Third: Joanna Karpey, Osprey Flats Honorabe Mentions: Bruce Brayton, Victor Amemiya Awards of Merit: Lisa Mayle, Mary Brannon, Joanne DeBoer, Anne Tuttle and Joan Cranor Three Dimensional: First: Lawrence Paquin, Standing Ibis Second: Jennie Novak, Puzzled Pottery Grape Vase Third: Susan E. Hoffman, Seminole Rainbow Necklace Honorable Mention: Patricia Anderson Turner Photography: First: Rhett Butler, The Creek Second: Jerry Waters: Great Blue Heron in Flight Third: Sally Rockefeller, FLA Post #4143 VFW Riders Honorable Mention: Susan E. Hoffman Award of Merit: Jerry Waters ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comGordon Mac Martin, left, photographer Rhett Butler, and County Commissioner Bob Miller pose in front of Butlers photo of the Peace River Bridge in DeSoto. Martin and Miller worked with the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council to donate Butlers photo to the county, and it will soon be on display in the County Administration Building. Turn to page 12 for more photos. Linda Butler of Skunks as Pets gets a lot of attention with her furry, descented friend. I I CIXI)IANw17 @'05252"516211 6


Arcadian | Page 2 The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Cats and canine Valentines Crystal was found by the DeSoto County Sheris Oce in the course of a drug bust. Shes a 10-week-old brindle pit. Shes very friendly and playful and full of energy, and she loves giving kisses. If you would like to be Crystals Valentine and give her a forever home, call the DeSoto County Animal Shelter at 863-993-4855. Romeo given that romantic name in honor of Valentines Day is a 2-year-old male classic tabby with a beautiful, striking coat. He is very friendly and gets along well with other cats. He is quite curious! Visit the DeSoto County Animal Shelter at 2048 N.W. McKay St. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to adopt Romeo or any of the other terric animals there. Juliet, a Siamese/Tonkinese mix, has a luscious cream and gray coat and beautiful blue eyes. She is about 10 months old and has a very elegant appearance. She would love to be your Valentine. Call DeSoto County Animal Services at 863-993-4855.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comBig Boy is a 10-month-old male black lab who was found as a stray. Big Boy is good on a leash and knows a few basic commands such as sit, lie down and stay. If you are looking for a canine Valentine with brains and classic good looks, this is your boy. Visit DeSoto County Animal Services at 2048 N.W. McKay St. to see him. If youre thinking about chocolate for Valen tines Day, check out Dot: a chocolate spotted daschund mix. (Mixed with what? Its not clear.) Dot is 6 months old and has a pretty chocolate coat. She will get bigger as she grows up, maybe up to 30 pounds. She needs some work on the leash but she is friendly and gets along well with other dogs, and with cats. Call 863-993-4855 if youd like to take chocolate Dot home for Valentines Day, Misty is a smoke gray and white kitten, 5 months old. She is a shorthair, but her fur is luxuriously thick. She is a little purr machine and is quiet and relaxed. She gets along with other catsw but is a bit nervous around dogs. If you want to make Misty your Valentine, stop in at Animal Services at 2048 N.W. McKay St. between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays. No mat te r what yo ure looking fo r, Fr om a new job to a place to live, Cl as si fi ed ha s what yo u ne ed Ch e ck th e Sun Cl as si fi ed first! John R. Skipper Jr. will present The Skipper Family: Living and Ranching in Florida for More Than 180 Years to the DeSoto County Historical Society at its monthly meeting. Free and open to the public, the event is today at the Family Service Center Annex (old West Elementary School cafeteria) at the corner of N. Orange Ave. and W. Efe St. At 11:30 a.m., a luncheon of meat loaf, scalloped potatoes, rolls, fresh fruit, and dessert is available for $6. At noon, President Bebe Bradbury will Skipper family the focus of Historical Society meetingBy CAROL MAHLERDESOTO CO. HISTORICAL SOCIETYHISTORICAL | 8 50457457 NOTICE OF INTENT TO USE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION FOR NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN OF THE INTENT OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION SHOWING THE NEED FOR THE LEVY OF NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS AND ITS ELECTION AND INTENT TO COLLECT NON-AD VALOREM ASSESSMENTS USING THE UNIFORM METHOD OF COLLECTION FOR NON AD-VALOREM SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS, AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 197.3632, FLORIDA STATUTES (2009), FOR FIRE PROTECTION, SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL, SOLID WASTE COLLECTION, ROAD AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, STREET LIGHTING, WATER AND SEWER UTILITIES AND MOSQUITO CONTROL AT A PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 25, 2014 AT 6:30 PM IN THE COUNTY COMMISSION MEETING ROOM, COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING, 201 EAST OAK STREET, ROOM 103, ARCADIA, FLORIDA. NOTICES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING SHALL BE PUBLISHED IN THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER FOR FOUR CONSECUTIVE WEEKS PRIOR TO THE FEBRUARY 25, 2014 PUBLIC HEARING, ON JANUARY 30, FEBRUARY 6, FEBRUARY 13 AND FEBRUARY 20, 2014. AFFECTED PROPERTIES ARE LOCATED IN DESOTO COUNTY, THE CITY OF ARCADIA (FOR FIRE PROTECTION, AND SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL ONLY), AND IN THE GOLDEN MELODY LIGHTING DISTRICT, HARLEM HEIGHTS LIGHTING DISTRICT, KINGS CROSSING LIGHTING DISTRICT, LAKE SUZY LIGHTING DISTRICT, PEACE RIVER LIGHTING DISTRICT, SPRING LAKES LIGHTING DISTRICT, AND MCCLELLAND DRIVE ROAD DISTRICT. All interested persons are invited to attend. In the event, any person decides to appeal any decision by the County with respect to any matter relating to the consideration of the resolution at the above-referenced public hearing, a record of the proceeding may be needed. In that event, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the public hearing is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence on which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding should contact DeSoto County at 863-9934800, at least 7 days prior to the date of the hearing. 50457414 NOTICE to Property Owners March 1 is the DEADLINE to file for: Up to $50,000 Homestead Exemption $50,000 Senior Exemption (Age 65 or older)* $5,000 Disabled Veterans Exemption $ 500 Widows Exemption $ 500 Widowers Exemption $ 500 Disability Exemption $ 500 Exemption for Blind Persons Property Tax Discount for Veterans Age 65 and Older with Combat Related Disability** Deployed Military Exemption*** Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Veteran or First Responder All Other Exemptions Agricultural Classification DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED FOR FILING EXEMPTIONS Social Security Number Floridas Drivers License Florida Vehicle Tag Number Voter Registration (if applicable) Immigration information (if applicable) Dependent Children School Information Checking/Savings Account Statement Paid Utility Bill with Current Address If you have any questions concerning the qualifications for these exemptions, please call the Property Appraisers Office at ( 8 6 3 ) 9 9 3 4 8 6 6 (863) 993-4866 Applications for exemptions and discounts MUST be made IN PERSON at DeSoto County Property Appraisers Office Administration Building 201 East Oak Street, Room 102 8:30 AM to 5:00PM Monday through Friday *Household Income Limitation **Copies of Honorable Discharge and Combat-Related Injury Documentation Required ***Exemption determined by number of days deployed. 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The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Page 3 | Arcadian The annual Chamber of Commerce Business Expo will have a new feature when doors open on Feb. 18: a community job fair. Held at the Turner Agri-Civic Center, 2250 N.E. Roan Street, the business Expo runs from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It gives residents a chance to nd out more about local businesses and support local commerce. The expo will include wine and cheese tasting, free parking and admission, door prizes and live music. Vendors are invited to promote open positions in their organizations. Jobseekers are urged to dress for success and bring current copies of their resums. Door prizes include a barbecue grill and rafe tickets will be sold at the event.Biz Expo to include Job FairSUBMITTED B y ASHLEY COONECHAMBER OF COMMERCE EXEC. DIR. One of the great rewards of the education profession is seeing the students we serve impact our society in positive ways. For some time I heard that one of our graduates, Kirsten Prebianca Flanik, was achieving great success in the advertising eld. Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to talk with her while she was in Arcadia for the funeral of her stepfather, Jim McAnly. Talking with her was delightful, but when I asked what she was doing, Kirsten became rather quiet. I asked her about her career in advertising, but only later did I receive some information from her mother. I soon learned Kirsten is most successful by any standard. Kirsten Prebianca Flanik is Managing Director of BBDO New York. BBDO is the worlds most awarded advertising agency. With 15,000 employees in 289 ofces, across 81 countries, it is the second largest global agency network, with headquarters in New York. In addition to her agency responsibilities, Flanik oversees the MARS business (which includes the companys major chocolate, pet and food brands), the FedEx business, and the agencys public service efforts to support Autism Speaks. Since joining BBDO in 2006, Kirsten was named among the 30 Most Powerful Women in Advertising by Business Insider and 100 Most Inuential Women in Advertising by Ad Age. BBDO states she helped the agency win back Snickers with the launch of the Youre Not You When Youre Hungry ad series, and is responsible for the commercial featuring Betty White that was the most popular during the 2010 Super Bowl. The campaign won multiple industry awards including Efes, which honor the top advertising programs, as well as one of the inaugural Cannes Lions for Effectiveness. On her watch, BBDO has added global responsibilities for several other big-name brands. Kirsten serves on the board of Somerset Hills Learning Institute, one of the premier institutions for children with autism. She also is a member of Advertising Women New York and BBDOs Women Leadership Council, dedicated to helping women succeed in the workplace. The University of Florida College of Journalism recently selected Kirsten as a 2013/2014 Alumni of Distinction, a very prestigious group. The university will honor Kirsten at its annual awards banquet on Monday, March 31. Kirsten is a 1985 graduate of DeSoto County High School and a 1989 graduate of the University of Florida. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children. What the industry saysIn an interview with ADWEEK last year, Flanik said, I strongly believe we have to really love what we do because if we dont, those around us wont either. The ratings are in: Kirsten Prebianca Flanik is at the topSUBMITTED BY ADRIAN H. CLINE FLANIK FLANIK | 21 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comClyde Butchers assistants, Paul Tipton, left, and Neal Obendorf (who is also Butchers son-in-law) described Butchers distinctive black-and-white photography at an exhibit of his photos at the Martin Gallery Thursday. Neal Obendorf, left, explains to Jerry Waters and Mac Martin some of the processes Clyde Butcher uses in printing his large-format photos. An exhibit of Butchers photos is open to the public at the Martin Gallery at Florida Outdoor Properties, 207 E. Magnolia St. A percentage of the proceeds from the sales of any of Butchers books from this exhibit will be donated by Butcher to the DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council. Howard Solomon, left, and Gene Heitman at the opening reception for Clyde Butchers photographic display at the Martin Gallery.Clyde Butchers photos on exhibit in Arcadia BREAKFAST SPECIALS MondayF riday ANYTIME 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 1 Clock Touchdown Breakfast 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 links, 2 bacon . . . . . $4.99 2 Breakfast Croissant with hash browns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.49 3 Country Fried Steak & Eggs 2 eggs, potato or grits & toast or biscuit . . $6.49 4 Any Omelet from regular menu with potatoes, pancake or toast . . . . . . . $6.99 1 Bistro Ham & Cheese w/onion rings or fries................$6.29 2 Vegetable Plate your choice of 4 different vegetables . $5.99 3 Grilled Chicken Sandwich onion rings or fries . . . . . $6.49 4 Philly Cheese or Chicken Philly onion rings or fries $6.99 LUNCH SPECIALS Monday-Friday ANYTIME SENIOR SPECIAL Served ANYTIME, 7 Days a Week 2 Senior Dinners Selected from Senior Menu $13.49 Includes Soup or Salad, Ice Cream or Pudding 1 NY Strip Steak 2 Chicken Tenders 3 Roasted Turkey Breast 4 Chicken & Shrimp 5 Liver & Onions 6 Grilled Tilapia 50456555 2 Dinners for $20 Your Choice of 2 Sides, Soup or Salad DINNER SPECIALS 24/7 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 50456607 FRUIT HARVEST WORKERS NEEDED DESOTO FRUIT & HARVESTING, INC. 1192 NE Livingston, Arcadia, Florida 34266 Is seeking 49 temporary Farm Workers to harvest citrus and miscellaneous grove work, from March 3, 2014 until July 11, 2014. During the harvest, workers will be paid a piece rate based on location and variety of Fruit harvested. Workers doing miscellaneous grove work will be paid the adverse Effect Wage Rate. There is a guarantee of the adverse effect wage rate, which at the present date is $10.26. Job location is in Central and South Florida area. Employers will offer a 3/4 guarantee for the work period for each employee. Employer will provide all tools, supplies and equipment necessary to pick fruit. Housing will be provided for individual workers outside normal commuting distance. Qualified workers will be provided transportation and subsistence expenses to the workplace, upon completion of 50% of the work contract, or earlier, if appropriate. All workers interested in the job should contact the nearest One-stop Career Center Office using job listing number FL 9848795. wvzer2Ztj 7Gv o^40 0


VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Arcadian | Page 4Derek Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group Chairman David Dunn-Rankin Suncoast Media Group President Joe Gallimore Arcadian PublisherSusan E. Homan Arcadian Editor E-mail letters to | OUR VIEW | GRITS & PIECES Time to embrace the newThe DeSoto Board of County Commissioners had the difcult task Tuesday to decide whether demolition by itself encourages development in a community. Specically, will the removal of dilapidated homes and structures along the U.S. 17 cor ridor encourage new growth, or is the county setting a dangerous precedent by displacing low-income families who call those buildings home? As far as timing goes, the county couldnt have asked for a better scenario. With the Florida Department of Transportations U.S. 17 widening project progressing toward Nocatees doorstep, demolishing structures while FDOT does the same across the street makes sense. Code Enforcement Director George Hernandez hasnt had the budget to tackle the issue until now, and the county is overdue to clean up an area that has signicant code issues that havent been addressed in years. Not everyone on the board is sold on the idea. Commissioner Bob Miller, for example, said he doesnt believe redevelopment funding should be used for brick and mortar or demolition pur poses. Instead, he believes it should be spent to lure businesses and jobs into the county. Miller makes a good point, but as County Coordinator Mandy Hines noted, at this point the county needs to focus on cleaning up areas to place the county in a positive light to outside visitors. Is an empty lot more attractive than a boarded-up, abandoned house? In this case the answer is a resounding yes. A perfect example of this is the Hi-Way Motel, which was recently demolished as part of FDOTs right-of-way acquisitions. While it was a piece of nostalgia to many locals, most visitors to the area viewed it as an eyesore. Now that its gone and an empty lot sits in its place, which would you rather have? Miller also questioned the logic behind displacing families who may have nowhere else to go if they are vacated from a property. Its a legitimate concern and the county would be setting a new precedent by forcibly removing residents due to building demolition. If the county is aware a building is uninhabitable but allows a family to reside there anyway, however, what kind of message does that send? A residents safety should be the countys top priority, and by allowing these structures to continue to degrade without taking action is an irresponsible move. We applaud the countys decision to approve the demolition request. This is an important step in moving the county toward future growth and development, and clearing land with the hope of future development is a prudent move. The U.S. 17 expansion is a prime opportunity for the county to position itself for long-term growth, and while its important to preserve the past its also crucial to embrace change and the new beginnings that come with it. | LETTERS TO THE EDITOREvents should be coordinatedEditor: The other night I had the pleasure of attending an event at Martin Realty, a showing of black and white photo art by Clyde Butcher, a nationally recognized artist. It was very interesting and educational, but that is not the main point of this letter. For several years now I have wondered why so many interesting and important events conflict with each other, datewise. In this community, when it relates to organizations creating their own events for public attendance, the left hand doesnt seem to know what the right hand is doing. An example is the 8th of February. A beautiful art show was conducted at the college, in competition with an equally interesting ranch rodeo. Why cant all groups political, religious, historical, any public event group get together with the Chamber of Commerce for the benefit of all and promote an event calendar which all could refer to?George Pratt ArcadiaThankful for prayersEditor: Thank you for your prayers. It is important for you all to know that your prayers work beautifully with and through Our Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit according to the will, according to the way of Our Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, for all. Again, thank you. Please continue so praying.Mary White ArcadiaPitching woos and catching cootiesBy tomorrow, the sweet smell of roses should be wafting every where, and the taste of yummy chocolate should be tantalizing everyones tongue. Yep, Valentines Day is back ... ready or not. Sometimes I try to think back to when this began for all of us. As best I recall, it was grade school, and we were obligated to exchange valentines with our fellow classmates, both guys and gals. After a few short years of that, the novelty began wearing off when each sex found out that the opposite sex had cooties. We knew of no symptoms or results from exposure, but to be on the safe side, we inoculated ourselves daily with cootie shots. We didnt even care if the shot had side effects. Boys believed that only girls had cooties, and of course, the girls believed the same about the boys, so this adolescent terror served to keep the genders apart for at least a few years. Then came the taunting, and from both sides. If you wanted to get someones dander up, youd pair them up with someone of the opposite sex (species, in some young minds) in an old schoolyard chant. Choose two popular names from back in the day say, Johnny and Susie. The chant would go, Johnny and Susie, sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love, then comes marriage; then comes Johnny with a baby carriage! This would often result in laughter and taunting, and possibly a knuckle sandwich from Johnny and a mortied shriek from Susie. Those two never did appreciate the humor for some reason. As we all know, everybody outgrows the chance of catching cooties, and pretty soon, opposing genders arent quite as ugly and scary as they had been perpetuated by our peers. Whod have thought they could go from having cooties to being cuties in just a few short years? Next thing you know, youre passing notes to each other in class. This is all well and good until it gets intercepted by someone en route who not only will open and read it, but will blackmail you for your lunch money. Worse yet was when a teacher would notice the note being passed and conscate it, and then apply the deterrent of all deterrents by reading it aloud to the entire class. A fate far worse than the paddlings of yore, I would say. Probably the most unfair early stage in the dating/mating game is the onset of acne. You remember those days, right? Overnight your face would turn into what felt like a diorama of a range of volcanoes that erupted each time a zit was popped. Various creams were used to combat them and makeup was applied to mask them, but the best way to deal with them was to simply ignore each others as best as possible. And then just when you think youre Grits & Pieces Luke Wilson | LETTER SUBMISSION POLICYLetters are welcome on virtually any subject, but we do have some rules. Please keep them to less than 250 words. Letters will be edited to length as well as grammar and spelling. All letters must be signed with full name not initials. An address and telephone number must be included; they are not for publication, but must be provided so we may verify authorship if necessary. Due to the number of letters received, we reserve the right to run only one letter per person per month. The Letters to the Editor section is intended as a public forum for community discourse and the opinions and statements made in letters are solely those of the individual writers. The Arcadian takes no responsibility for the content of these letters. Please send or bring correspondence to the Arcadian, 108 S. Polk Ave., Arcadia FL 34266, or fax to 863-494-3533. Readers with access to the internet may e-mail Letters to the Editor at shoffman@ & PIECES | 20Our view: Countys decision to move forward with demolition along U.S. 17 the right call NEWS (TAM: HIGHWAYWIDEN INC-ic5F HOMES, }3lS1AlESS+=S o oONE GIANT SToAP FortPROGRESS; ONE GIANTBOSS Fop, I-6U}L IlSroRY..4 Ta1((dipf I/ 2-131y


The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Page 5 | Arcadian N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. FRIDAY The DeSoto County Economic Development Advisory Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Feb. 14 at the DeSoto County Extension Office, 2150 N.E. Roan St. Arcadia Clean-Up Days Feb. 14 and 15. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Tree of Knowledge Park. Free T-shirt, Seeking sponsors and volunteers. Take pride in your community you can make a difference. For details and sponsorship information, call Arcadia Main Street, 494-2020 or email The Photography Group of DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council meets the second Friday of each month 3:30 5 p.m. at the DeSoto Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Karen at Peace River Civil War Round Table meets at 1:30 p.m. second Fridays monthly at the Emerald Pointe clubhouse, 25188 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Lunch available. For more information, call 941-575-4269 or 941-639-0782. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Sabbath service begins at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El, 3840 S. Biscayne Dr., North Port. Oneg Shabbat follows. SATURDAY Judy Jones and the Bread of Life Mission will be at the Arcadia Plaza on U.S. Highway 17, on Saturday starting at noon, to give away food, meals, blankets and furniture to help those in need. Anyone with a truck or trailer who could help bring things from Punta Gorda to Arcadia is asked to call Judy at 941-286-8586. Donations of food, clothing and money can be brought to the plaza, or money donations can be sent to: P.O. Box 511352, Punta Gorda FL 33950. St. Pauls Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Mexican Dinner-Dance Fundraiser from 4:30 p.m.-11 p.m. on Feb. 15 at St. Pauls Parish Hall. This fundraiser will benefit the Knights various charitable causes and is open to the public. Adults $8; children 6-12 years old, $4; 5 and under, free. For details, call Richard Jordon at 444-0082. Arcadia Clean-Up Day Feb. 15. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Tree of Knowledge Park. Free T-shirt. For details and spon sorship information, call Arcadia Main Street, 494-2020 or email The Friends of Arcadia Airport are resuming their monthly pancake breakfasts at the airport. Breakfasts will be held 9-11 a.m. the third Saturday of every month. All-you-can-eat pancakes, OJ, sausage and coffee for only $6. Also a 50/50 raffle with all profits supporting airport projects and our AV8RS youth program. Str8 Up Aviation will be offering helicopter rides and aerial tours of Arcadia for only $40. Email for more information. The Women of Worship Ministry at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries will host a Community Prayer Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 15, at the church, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. The community is invited to join us as a Christian family in prayer. It is time to reclaim everything that has been taken from us in the name of Jesus. MainStreet Farmers Market is held the first and third Saturday every month in downtown Arcadia from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fresh produce, pickled products, jams, jellies, homemade granola bars, baked goods, fresh and dried herbs, arts, crafts, woodworking, quilts, sewing, plants and other goodies. For vendor info call the Arcadia Main Street office at 494-2020. Classic car show in downtown Arcadia, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. the third Saturday of every month. Sponsored by Team Arcadia. Trophies, door prizes, and 50/50 jackpot. For more information call 494-2020. 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. SUNDAY The Brighton Field Day continues with appearances from some Duck Dynasty stars, hoop dancers, Seminole culture and ending with Seminole Xtreme Bulls. Visit for details. MONDAY There will be no garbage collection in DeSoto County on Monday, Feb.17 in observance of Presidents Day. Monday customers next service date will be Thursday, Feb. 20. The DeSoto County Republican Executive Committee meets on the third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at Beef OBradys. TUESDAY The Annual Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase and Job Fair will take place from 3:30-6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Turner Agri-Civic Center. Free parking, live music, door prizes, and job hunters can bring their resumes and meet the areas top employers. Held at the Turner Agri-Civic Center, 2250 N.E. Roan St. The next Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group meeting is at the DeSoto County EOC, 200 NE Roan Street, at 10 a.m. Feb. 18. The Local Mitigation Strategy Plan Review is up for renewal in 2015. The LMS Working Group will decide as to how the process of the update will proceed. The LMS meetings are open to any the public. The Greater Charlotte Harbor Sierra Club meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1532 Forest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte. Guest speaker is Stephanie Green, Senior Land Management Specialist, SWFWMD (Swiftmud). Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Ave., Arcadia. The DeSoto County Special Olympics committee meets at 3 p.m. on the third Tuesday every month at The Last Chapter Coffee Shop on W. Oak St. The meeting is open to anyone who is interested in coaching or working with adults or youth in sports. For more information, call Joyce at 873-8219 or 494-3440. DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly. For information, contact PIO officer Marge Rikcer, call name KG4BWF. 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. NOTE: All area codes are 863 unless otherwise indicated. TODAY JG Bigstar Productions presents California Toe Jam and Lotela Gold at the Charlotte Cultural Center. Blended voices sing tunes of the s, s and s. Tickets $15-$25. For details call 941-625-4175 x221 for more information. Free distribution of USDA Commodities, Feb. 13 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. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Call 494-3262 for more information. TEAM Arcadia meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Margaret Way Building, 23 N Polk Avenue. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to unite community organizations and coordinate community improvement efforts. DeSoto County Historical Society meets at noon every second Thursday monthly at the Family Service Center annex, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Lunch is available for $6 at 11:30 a.m. Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6 p.m. second Thursdays monthly at the Habitat ReStore, 111 N. Polk Ave. Call 494-4118 or desotohabitat@ for more information. Gastric bypass support group meets at 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays monthly at Mardis Citrus on U.S. 17 S. For more information, call 990-0082 or 494-5700. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Held in the Health Dept. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 CALENDAR | 21 Tom Pospichal, Manager Mosaic Agricultural Operations, Florida Thats our promise. As the worlds population continues to increase, the demand for affordable food becomes greater and greater. The Mosaic Company helps the world grow the food it needs by providing farmers with essential phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Today, more than half of the phosphate fertilizer used by farmers in the U.S. is produced right here in Florida. 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Arcadian | Page 8 The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 conduct a short business meeting before she introduces Skipper. In 1826, John Levi Skippers family moved from Georgia to Florida. They settled at Fort Socrum, north of Lakeland, and in 1849, John married Elizabeth Jane Hollingsworth. He fought in the Third Seminole War and served in the Confederate Cow Cavalry during the U.S. Civil War. John and Elizabeth had ten children, and one of them Jonathan homesteaded land that is now part of Highlands Hammock State Park. The familys original orange groves remain in the park and are often erroneously referred to as wild trees. Jonathan and his family were the last of the Skipper family to live on the land that later became a state park. It was part of DeSoto County before 1921. After 25 years living on that homestead, they moved to Zolfo Springs, where Jonathan died in 1905. His widow, Letitia, lived in that city until her death in 1943. The Zolfo Springs newspaper eulogized Jonathan as an owner of large herds of cattle and tracts of land. After his death, his son Lee assumed leadership of the familys enterprises. At that time, the Skippers also owned banks, newspapers, auto dealerships, a hardware store, drug store, real estate company, an electric-generating company and other businesses. After Lees death in the u epidemic of 1918, his son Chesly worked with his mother and siblings to run the familys ventures. All but the cattle ranching were lost during the Great Depression. Retired after 38 years of teaching special education at Lake Placid High School, John Skipper continues the familys ranching tradition. He and his wife, Lessa, a registered nurse, have two sons. Known as a storyteller and local historian, John serves on the Historic Preservation Commission of Highlands County. He shares his family history at special events at Highlands Hammock State Park, such as the annual CCC Festival in November. The Historical Societys books, Recollections I, II, III, and IV plus the Walking Tour of Historic Arcadia, Florida, booklet will be on sale at the meeting. T-shirts and tote bags, featuring legendary Acrefoot Johnson as drawn by Luke Wilson, will also be available. All proceeds benet the societys efforts to preserve and promote the history of DeSoto County. For information, call Bebe Bradbury at 863-494-6607 or email PAGE 2 The DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce executed a search warrant on Friday leading to the conscation of weapons, ammunition and $4,000 worth of methamphetamine, and the arrest of three people. According to DCSOs arrest report, on Friday evening the Narcotics Unit served a search warrant at a residence in the 3000 block of S.E. Hillsborough Avenue in Arcadia, where Florencio Vasquez Chavez, 30, lived. Upon entering DCSO found Kevin Dean Linn, 33, with no address, sitting in the living room, while Chavez was hiding in a bedroom closet and his girlfriend, Jennifer Louise Marquette, 29, 3300 block of S.W. Fruitville Estates, was found hiding in another bedroom. According to the report, DCSO seized several weapons and ammunition, smoking pipes, aluminum boats commonly used to smoke methamphetamines, and more than 50 grams of meth. In addition, the report states they found pills identied as Xanax and Hydrocodone, along with various drug-related paraphernalia used to consume, measure, package and sell drugs. The report states after his Miranda rights were explained to him, Chavez agreed to speak to detectives. He said he had no job and admitted selling drugs a few times to support himself and his family. Chavez was arrested on charges of trafcking amphetamine or methamphetamine (14 grams or more), selling methamphetamine, possession or use of drug equipment, possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, and commission of a rst degree felony with a weapon. He was jailed on no bond. Marquette was charged with possession or use of drug equipment. Bond was set at $120; she bonded out that same day.Three arrested in meth bust MARQUETTE LINN CHAVEZKugler sentenced in federal courtRaymond Kugler, 59, formerly the DeSoto County Sheriffs Ofce jail captain, was sentenced Monday in federal court to three years of probation, and to serve 150 hours of community service. Kugler, who resigned his post by retiring last year, was implicated in the alleged jailhouse beating of Jody Holland. Holland, in jail after being arrested on charges of violating a domestic protection order, has said he was beaten by DeSoto deputies, while other jail personnel, including Kugler, said or did nothing or lied about the incident later in a cover-up. Kugler had pleaded guilty in October to a charge that he lied when questioned by FBI agents. He initially had denied the beating took place and said he was not aware of a request to take Holland to the hospital. Hollands then-girlfriend, the subject of the protective order, was at the time working as a nurse in the jail. She has since resigned. Domestic battery charges against Holland have since been dropped, and he pleaded no contest to charges that he violated the protective order by placing phone calls to his then-girlfriend. Four deputies allegedly involved in the incident were terminated; two of them Steven Rizza and Jonathan Mause were indicted on charges connected with the alleged beating, including violating Hollands civil rights, perjury and falsifying records. Another former deputy, Vincent Carlucci, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and has indicated he will testify in the case. |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.An Arcadian man was killed in a onecar collision early Sunday morning in Manatee County. According to the Florida State Highway Patrol, Abel Castillo, 38, of the 2600 block of S.W. Hereford St., Arcadia, was driving a Lexus southbound in the 7100 block of State Road 43 in Manatee County. For unknown reasons, the car struck the raised curb, and the car crashed into a concrete driveway ac cess, turning over several times before coming to rest in the ditch. Castillo was pronounced dead at the scene.Arcadia man dies in Manatee wreckTwo people were injured one seriously in a wreck Friday afternoon on State Route 31. The Florida Highway Patrol reported Lauren Jennings, 18, of The Villages, was southbound in a Mazda 3 on State Route 31 about a mile south of County Road 760A. At the same time, Anthony W. Junior, 54, of Lake Worth, was northbound in a semi tractor the same area. For unknown reasons, Jennings crossed the center line into the northbound lane, into Juniors path. Junior Wreck on State Route 31 injures twoThe DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Melissa Dawn Arthur, 38, Port Charlotte. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Cary Ray Brasher Jr., 28, Port Charlotte, Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Camelia Rose Corson, 23, no address, Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $1,120. Justin Scott Dennis, 23, 200 block of S. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Charge: domestic battery by strangulation. Bond: $10,000. Akeem Kaleeq Kendrick Frazier, 24, 700 block of N. 17th St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Judy Coryn Holland, 24, Port Charlotte. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $2,500. Frank Jackson, 59, Gainesville. Charges: two counts of failure to appear. Bond: $2,000. Heriberto Perez, 55, no address, Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Sergio Leon Reyes, 27, Bowling Green, Fla. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: none. Justin Kyle Spiller, 23, 1600 block of S.E. Hargrave St., Arcadia. Charge: lewd and lascivious behavior with victim age 12-16. Bond: $25,000. James Phillip Valdez, 52, Immokalee. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $500. Reginald Arnold Walker, 48, 13600 block of S.E. State Route 70 (FCCC), Arcadia. Charge: violation of parole. Bond: none. Joshua Lee Willis, 28, 1200 block tried to avoid a collision by swerving west. The right front of the tractor collided with Jennings car. Junior, who was wearing a seat belt, had only minor injuries. Jennings, who also was using a seatbelt, suffered serious injuries and was taken to Lee Memorial Hospital. She was cited for failing to drive in a single lane. Linn was charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and two counts of possession or use of drug equipment. He was released Tuesday on $1,240 bond. of N.W. Pinewood Ave., Arcadia. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $1,000. Abad Castro, 26, no address, Arcadia. Charges: driving without a valid license and out-of-county warrant. Bond: $1,250. Xiance Roncell Dixon, 26, 500 block of S. Spring St., Arcadia. Charges: illegal use of credit cards more than twice in six months with charges $100 or more, and petty theft, second offense. Bond: $1,500. Keishawnie Zhakeithia Harris, 20, 1600 block of S.E. Hargrave St., Arcadia. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $2,000. Miguel Mendez Intzin, 26, 300 block of N. Monroe Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Oscar Enrique Lopez, 28, 1100 block of 1st Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Willie Earl March, 54, 2200 block of Louis Ave., Arcadia. Charge: DUI with alcohol or drugs. Bond: $1,500. Lateapha Zaire McBurney, 22, 1100 block of S.W. Golden Ave., Arcadia. Charge: aggravated battery. Bond: $10,000. Celso Sanchez Moran, 30, 1600 block of Nobles Ave., Arcadia. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $120. Paul Norman Muterspaugh, 56, domestic battery by strangulation and felony battery. Bond: $5,000. Mary Elizabeth Perri, 20, Port Charlotte. Charge: failure to appear. Bond: $2,000. Joshua Paulmichael Hartney, 26, 1300 block of S.E. Ohio Ave., Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Kyle Carl Kissel, 22, Port Charlotte. Charge: grand theft between $5,000-$10,000. Bond: none. Nelson Perez, 20, 300 block of Fortuna Road, Arcadia. Charges: possession of a weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, resisting an officer without violence and two counts of failure to appear. Bond: none. Taylor Lane Mares, 19, 1000 block of S.E. Mills Ave., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft. Bond: $120. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: Becky Jean Douglas, 42, 12400 block of S.W. Lexington Place, Arcadia. Charge: petty theft between $100-$300. Bond: $2,500. Verita Nevaeh Hottois, 24, 2700 block of S.E. Joshua Estates Blvd., Arcadia. Charge: petty theft between $100-$300. Bond: $2,500. Compiled by Susan E. Hoffman SAVE $$$$$$Shop theClassifieds 50456545 1 111YIAndrea Bohannan863.494.2245We Can bond you out of anyCounty in FloridaFast Release Open 24/7301 N. 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The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESThomas H. BastinThomas H. Bastin, 79, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, in Arcadia. He was a born Sept. 9, 1932, in Aroma Park, Ill. Thomas moved to Arcadia 20 years ago from Grovertown, Ind. He retired as a forklift operator for the Ford Motor Company. Thomas enjoyed shing and bowling. He was a veter an of the U.S. Navy and a member of the United Methodist Church in Grovertown. Thomas is survived by his beloved wife, Norma Bastin of Arcadia; three sons, Mike Bastin, Arcadia, Ernest Ernie Bastin of Grovertown, Thomas Tom (Debbie) Bastin, Jr., of Stevenson, Va.; daughter, Cheryl (Ken) Nigg of Arcadia; sister, Dorothy Ahrens of Kankakee, Ill.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Essie Bowman Bastin; and daughter, Kristy Bastin. Visitation was held Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at the Clancy-Germon Funeral Home, Kankakee, IL. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the Clancy-Germon Funeral Home in Kankakee. Burial followed at the Aroma Park Cemetery in Aroma Park. There are no services locally. Online condolences may be made at Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Arcadia.Marian E. StainbrookMarian E. Stainbrook, 92, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, in Port Charlotte, Fla. She was born Jan. 7, 1920, in Meadville, Pa., to Elsie Mae (nee Hopkins) and William Walter Sybrandt. Marian, a retired cashier, was the loving wife of Robert George Stainbrook, and mother of Gil E. Stainbrook, Linda Stainbrook and Joann Hall. Marian left her native Pennsylvania for Bradenton, Fla., before moving to Arcadia in 1966. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Arcadia. She is survived by her beloved children, including her son, Gil E. (Susie) Stainbrook; and daughter, Joann (Mike) Hall, both of Arcadia; as well as ve grandchildren; and ve great-grandchildren. Marian was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 38 years, Robert, in 1983; her parents, Elsie and William; and daughter, Linda, in 1993. No funeral services are planned. Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Punta Gorda, Fla., Chapel.Owen HancheyOwen Gene Hanchey, 82, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. He was born July 21, 1931, in Akron, Ohio, the son of Cronley and Mable Hanchey. Gene was a retired U.S. Army Ranger, and served during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He received several recognitions, including two purple hearts and an Air Medal. Gene was a retired Captain with DeSoto Correctional Institution in Arcadia, Fla. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Port Charlotte, the First Cavalry Division Association, World Wide Army Rangers, the American Legion over 50 years, the VFW, the Vietnam Brotherhood and AMVETS. Gene enjoyed going shing, boating, gambling, traveling and taking cruises. Honey, Rangers Lead the Way. Gene will be missed by his wife, Diane; children, Michaela, Robert and Sheri; cousin, Marie; stepchildren, Tracy and Katie; several grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and his four-legged companions, Margarita and Taco. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and one sister. Inurnment will be at Veterans Cemetery in Florida. To express condolences to the family, please visit www. and sign the online guest book. Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.Mary Stone MiglioreMary Cecilia Stone Migliore, 105, died on January 26, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. Mary was born on March 11, 1908 in Crafton, Pennsylvania. In 1975, she was preceded in death by her husband of 39 years, Dr. Anthony D. Migliore, who was once Chief Surgeon at G. Pierce Wood Memorial Hospital in Arcadia. Mary and Anthony were active in the First Presbyterian Church of Arcadia. Mary is survived by a large and loving family including her children, Dr. Anthony and Lyn Migliore of Fort Myers, Dr. George and Nancy Migliore Boring of Brooksville, and Richard and Janet Migliore of Orlando; 12 grandchildren, Deborah Boring Crawford, Ann Marie Migliore Lee, Kathy Migliore Salvia, George Boring III, Michelle Migliore Brown, Beth Boring Carlton, Mary Ann Boring Dellegatto, Stephanie Migliore Bloch, Aimee Migliore Holbrook, Amanda Migliore Doepker, Anthony Migliore II, Christina Migliore Lavender, and 28 great-grandchildren. Most recently, Mary was a member of the St. Andrews United Methodist Church of Winter Park, but throughout her life she was active in the Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder, Sunday school teacher and leader of women in the church. She was active in the community as a Daughter of the American Revolution. Friends and family were often delighted with her gifts as an accomplished seamstress. She was blessed throughout her long life with many friends and a loving family who will miss her greatly. A memorial service will be held at St. Andrews United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on February 22, 2014. In lieu of owers, charitable gifts can be made to the church of your choice in Marys name. Arrangements are handles by National Crematory and Burial Society. Condolences can be expressed at www. 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. 50456612 Coupon expires 03/15/14 and can not be used with any other coupon or advertised special. We Buy Junk Cars Bring this ad in for an extra 2 cents per pound on Aluminum Cans Extra 1 cent per pound on white goods or steel 2347 SW Hwy. 17 Arcadia, FL 34266 (863) 993-1812 Fax (863) 494-7782 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. 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Joseph Longenecker Sr. Come worship Christ with us Sunday Morning Worship Starting at 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sun. 4:30 p.m. UMYF Wed. 6:30 pm Bible Study Nursery Available Pastor Jim Wade View Service at: Trinity United Methodist Churc h To know Christ and to make Him know n 304 W. Oak Street 494-2543 St. Edmunds Episcopal Church 327 W. Hickory Street (70 W at Manatee) 863-494-0485 HOLY EUCHARIST Sunday 8 & 10 am Misa en espanol Dom 6pm PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHRIST CENTERED, CHRIST LED. 9596 Pine Level St., Arcadia 863494-0044 Sunday School 10 AM Morning Worship 11 AM Childrens Church 11 AM Wednesday Adult, Youth & Childrens Programs 7 PM Nursery Always Available DeSoto DeSoto Church Church Directory Directory ... And Make Your Choice from our Church Directory 50456615 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. 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Arcadian | Page 10 The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 A card is always nice, but your own specially-made dessert is even better. And this sponge cake recipe is quite simple to make. Why not give it a try! Youll need four eggs, cup sugar, and tsp vanilla. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored, then beat in cup sugar and vanilla. In separate bowl, beat egg whites until almost stiff; beat in remaining cup sugar. Fold yolks into whites with whisk, then add sifted dry ingredients: cup cake our, tsp salt, and 1 teaspoon baking powder, folding in carefully. Arrange batter on parchment-lined cookie sheet, in an approximate 8x13 oblong shape. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn upside down onto towel sprinkled with powdered sugar. Carefully remove parchment paper. Roll up, the long way, in the powder-sugared towel. Cool. Unroll after about half an hour and spread with red jelly or jam (either strawberry or raspberry). Re-roll, slice and enjoy. Or, if this recipe seems too ambitious, bake a Golden Yellow Jiffy cake mix and simply top with your favorite red fruit. Add a dollop of whipped cream and you have a very tasty treat for your special Valentine to enjoy. And that little extended effort at baking this Valentine treat says I love you in a very special way. Trust me.For your Valentine: A special dessert (or two) From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks First Presbyterian Church will host a ute and organ concert of sacred and classical music presented by Ellen B. Sutphin and Charles Dirr. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian, 209 W. Hickory, at 3:30 p.m. on Feb. 23. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Ellen Sutphin attended BaldwinWallace University in Ohio where she received her degree in education and furthered her music education with ute lessons at the universitys music conservatory. Upon coming to Arcadia, Sutphin taught at Nocatee Elementary School for 37 years. She performed in a production of Oklahoma in Wauchula and in Christmas programs at Trinity United Methodist Church in Arcadia. She continues to practice, teach and play at the First Presbyterian Church of Arcadia, where she is also a member of the choir. Charles Dirr, a native Arcadian, attended Mars Hill College, DePauw University, University of Michigan and Indiana University. He has taught music at Tift College, Wells College, South Florida State College and Edison State College. Charles has served as organist for Burnt Store Presbyterian in Punta Gorda, Trinity United Methodist Church in Arcadia and Calvary Baptist in Arcadia. Currently, he is in his second year as organist at First Presbyterian Church.Public welcome at flute and organ concertSUMITTED BY GENIE MARTIN Ellen Sutn and Charles Dirr will give a free ute and organ concert of sacred and classical music at the First Presbyte rian Church on Feb. 23.PHOTO PROVIDED 50456611 50456535 VPOW ,?,It's ourONEYEARi versary!v e;l: AnCome see us atCITY VAPOR AND E CIGS IIIElectronic Cigarettes the DepotNo Carcinogens, Tar, Tobacco,Carbon Nonoidde or Ash $9.9916 ml. bottleBuy 5 Get 1FREEDESOTO COUNTYNOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARINGAND ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETINGDLSOTO County is applying to the Florida Department of LconormcOpportunity (DEO) for a grant under the Housing Rehabilitation categoryin the amount of $750,000 under the Small Cities CommunityDevelopment Block Grant (CDBG ) Program. For each activity that isproposed, 70% of the funds must benefit low to moderate income (LMI)persons. The activities, dollar amount and estimated percentage benefitto low and moderate income persons for which the County is applyingare:ACTIVITY BUDGET LM 34Housing Rehabilitation $632,700 100

The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Page 11 | Arcadian Members of the L & E Club of Arcadia assembled in the lovely Fort Ogden home of Ann Ryals on Jan. 21. Guests were served delicious Hummingbird Cake, accented with strawber ries and nuts along with hot coffee. President Mary Ann Treadwell introduced two guests: Mae McDonald and Sandy Newman. Ryals introduced the speaker for the afternoon, Vernon Peeples, and his delightful wife, Edna Jane, to whom his latest book is dedicated. Peeples, a well-known historian and former DeSoto County legislator (serving in the Florida House of Representatives for 14 years) is recognized throughout the state for his passionate interest in Floridas history. His program was a review of his latest publication, Punta Gorda: In The Beginning 1865-1900, a sequel to his rst book, Punta Gorda and the Charlotte Harbor Area: A Pictorial History. Peeples family has lived in Florida since 1825, and he has lived in Charlotte County since 1933. He was widely known as a commentator for WGCU-FM public radio with a weekly program on Florida history. The library of the Charlotte County campus of Edison State College was recently named The Vernon Peeples Learning Resources Center in his honor. Peeples said he wrote his book as a reference for people to learn more about the early history of southwest Florida. His personal voluminous home library contains Florida history books, more than 200 maps of Florida from 16831945, plus thousands of Florida newspapers and photographs collected over 70 years. At the age of 11, Peeples worked as a page for the Florida House of Representatives, and again at age 13. There he expanded his knowledge through the state library. His great-great-grandfather served in the House of Representatives in the 1840s, followed by his great-grandfather who served in the 1880s, with his father serving in the 1920s. Peeples own tenure ran from 1982 until 1996, during which he was chairman of the House Higher Education Committee, the House Transportation Committee and the Select Committee on Educational Facilities. Peeples is also known for his community service, on the Foundation Board of Florida Gulf Coast University for over seven years, the Charlotte Regional Hospital for over 20 years, lecturing at Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida A & M University, Florida State University, and the University Remembering the past through the eyes of Vernon PeeplesSUBMITTED BY JANE T. ADAMS PHOTO PROVIDEDAnn Ryals, Vernon Peeples and Edith Wildt discuss Punta Gorda: In The Beginning, 1865-1900 which will be donated by the L & E Club to the DeSoto County Library.REMEMBERING | 22 The Arcadia community is banding together to help one of their own. Jeff Sikes, who grew up in Arcadia, is a husband and father of three (wife Stevi; son Cory, 10; daughter Kiley, 6; son Conner, 4). Jeff has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing radiation, to be followed by an intense course of chemotherapy, making it almost impossible for him to support his family. When Cory learned his dad had cancer, he wanted to do something to help his family and came up with the idea of a car wash. The car wash was held on Feb. 8, and from the time they started there was always a line of cars waiting. Some stopped by to make a donation. Kiley and Connor also pitched in; Kiley held a sign to direct drivers to the car wash and helped with the washing, while Connor also helped wash and inspect cars. He made sure even the tires were cleaned. Stevi also helped wash cars all day. Additional fundraisers to help the family are planned: Winn-Dixie in Arcadia has a box set out to receive donations of nonperishable food and toiletry items for the family. On Feb. 23, Magnolia Street Seafood and Grill, 9 W. Magnolia St., will donate 10 percent of the days proceeds to the Sikes family. 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Arcadian | Page 12 The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Art show and festival draw crowds to college The artists who won at the Art of the River exhibit gather for a photo during the artists and sponsors reception Friday night at South Florida State College. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY SUSAN E. HOFFMAN, shoffman@sun-herald.comVisitors to the Art of the River exhibit examine the Purplegator quilt created by Patricia Anderson Turner, who won an honor able mention prize in the three-dimensional category. DeSoto County Historical Society members share a laugh at their display during the Rio de la Paz Festival on Saturday. County Commissioner Jim Selph poses next to the painting Old Timers by Guy LaBree, which was awarded rst place for two-dimensional art. Of course, I espe cially like the gator, Selph said. Forest and John Reynolds sta their display of plants for sale at the Rio de la Paz Festival. Steve Stapp rode his blind piant horse, Takoda, to the Rio de la Paz Festival to talk to visitors about the tragedy of animal abuse. With Stapps reassuring voice, the horse adjusted quickly to the new noises and activity. Ellen Long of Englewood displays some of her hand-made purses during the Rio de la Paz Festival at the South Florida State College DeSoto campus. A variety of artisans, musicians and others had much to oer visitors to the event. Mikaela Rodriguez, 7, gives her pet bearded dragon a ride on her shoulder as Janelis Diaz, 6, watches. The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Page 13 | Arcadian A roping competition was held Saturday at the Arcadia rodeo arena in honor of the late Quitmon Brown, who passed away August 27, 2011 at the age of 85. Brown was a well known gure in local government and was widely known as a skilled horseman. He was a member of the Arcadia Saddle Club where he served as treasurer, and was in the Quadrille for more than 35 years. A huge crowd of competitors came to the arena Saturday vying for prizes, including two new saddles. A scholarship in Browns name is also being awarded.Roping event lassos a crowd ARCADIAN PHOTO BY HAYLEY MERCERA roping team races into the arena, chasing after a steer while their colleagues wait their turns. The roping event was held Saturday at the Arcadia rodeo arena in honor of the late Quitmon Brown. A pair of new saddles waits for the winners in Saturdays roping competition held to honor the memory of legendary local horseman Quitmon Brown. A team consisting of the hearder and heeler tries to rope a steer in the Arcadia rodeo arena. The DeSoto Senior FFA Chapter is an organization that, although agriculture-based, gives students the opportunity to participate in an ample variety of career development events. Students study their preferred CDEs that range from ag-related studies to interviewing and public speaking. The top students are chosen to compete in the subdistrict competition. This year the DeSoto Senior FFA chapter placed rst in both Parliamentary Procedure and Creed Speaking, advancing to the District X competition. This competition was held on Jan. 31 and included students from DeSoto, Hardee, Charlotte, Sarasota and Manatee counties. DeSoto placed rst in each of its events. The DeSoto team will compete next at the 86th Florida FFA State Convention in June, the only team in the district to reach the state level. The students who will participate in the state competition are Ayla Reynard (Creed Speaking), and Latrevious Jennings, Aimee Kortzendorf, Jared Barnwell, Cody Martell, Zachary Wells, Sullivan Crawford, and Bailey Lyons (all in Parliamentary Procedure). When asked, the students said, We are extremely excited and are very hopeful for a state championship. If we place within the top four places at state, we will be recognized on stage during a session and presented with a plaque. State winners will receive champion jackets and advance to the National Convention in October, 2014. Since Christi Pryor joined the DeSoto County school system in 2011, she has more than tripled the Senior FFA membership, helped establish the current State FFA Secretary, coached three state qualifying Parliamentary Procedure teams, and now has her rst state-qualifying Creed speaker.DeSoto Senior FFA chapter wins District XSUBMITTED BY CHRISTI PRYOR AND TAYLOR HEZLITT PHOTO PROVIDEDThe DeSoto Senior FFA Chapter is on its way to state competition in June, after winning at the District X competition in January. 863.993.3599 Valentines All Day Seafood Buffet $13.59 Valentines All Day Seafood Buffet $13.59 All You Can Eat! VALENTINES DAY Feb. 14th FREE FREE Fresh Rose for Fresh Rose for Women & Girls! Women & Girls! (with purchase of meal) (with purchase of meal) 50456531 Chinese Food To Dine In & Take Out 1319 E. Oak St., Arcadia, FL 34266 (Next to Save-A-Lot) lip+ Y::a _FJ 7


SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Arcadian | Page 14PANTHERS WIN FINALE PAGE 16The DeSoto Middle School boys basketball team capped off a successful season with a win against Lake Placid. The DeSoto County boys soccer team learned a couple of things in their 2-1 loss to Bishop Verot in the 2A-8 seminal game. First they learned they are a pretty good team whenever they play 80 minutes of enthusiastic, all-out soccer. They also learned the best team doesnt always win the game. The Bulldogs were one of only three public schools left in the tournament. The Vikings had a perfect 18-0 season, which many of their loud fans reminded everyone during and after the game. The Bulldogs nished the season with a nice 12-6-2 mark, which included their second straight regional seminal appearance. The teams had two common opponents during the season, North Port and Cardinal Mooney. The Vikings beat Cardinal Mooney 2-0 while the Bulldogs beat them 3-0 in their latest game after shutting them out 2-0 earlier in the season. Bishop Verot downed North Port 3-0 and the Bulldogs defeated them 3-2. Physical playAt halftime trailing 1-0, assistant coach Bumper Hay told the team to get more physical with the Vikings. They like to be physical with other teams but dont handle it well when someone gets physical back at them, he said. When the Bulldogs cut the lead to 2-1 and after several up close and personal player introductions, the Vikings panicked and didnt handle the situation very well. The Vikings drew two yellow cards late in the game as the momentum shifted Bulldogs fall in regional semifinalsBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comThe 2013-2014 DeSoto County High School soccer team nished with a 12-6-2 record and their second straight trip to the regional seminal game.They lost their 2A-8 regional game 2-1 to an unbeaten Bishop Verot team.BULLDOGS | 23 After winning their season opener at Port Charlotte 12-6 Feb. 4, the DeSoto County varsity softball team came home for back-to-back games against Charlotte and Palmetto. Maybe they should have stayed on the road. The Lady Bulldogs dropped both games, losing a well played contest to the Tarpons 2-1 before being walked over by Palmetto 13-2. There wasnt much similarity in the games other than both being Bulldog losses. Against the Tarpons Thursday night it was a pitching duel between righthanders Courtney Sunnarborg and the Bulldogs Amber Reid. Reid gave up ve hits, the Bulldogs notched six hits and each team had an error. It was the Bulldogs throwing error in the third that put the winning run on base. Varsity Bulldogs lose back-to-back gamesBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS EDITORVARSITY | 15 For more information please call or visit our website. AUCTION 6 PM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27TH M. E. Higgenbotham, CAI, CES, AARE FL Lic# AU305 545 TOTAL ACRES OF CITRUS GROVE OFFERED IN 4 PARCELS 4 ACRE DEVELOPMENT TRACT & HOMESITES Located in the Gerber Groves Subdivision 5500 1st Road, LaBelle, Florida Parcel Sizes: Parcel 1 160.02 Acres Parcel 2 203.23 Acres Parcel 3 146.51 Acres Parcel 4 35.36 Acres Irrigated by low volume jets or seepage Powered by diesel centrifugal pumps 341 Net Tree Acres of Valencias 60 Acres of 7 year olds 281 Acres of mature with mixed age resets *is years Valencia crop included in sale 140 Net Tree Acres of Hamlins 3 years old or less DEVELOPMENT TRACT Located at the SW corner of SR-82 & SR-29, Immokalee, FL 4 Acre Tract Zoning: A-MHO-RLSAO LAKE BONNET HOMESITE Located on Polk City Rd, Haines City, FL Lot size: 1.65 acres (100 x 717) Zoning: A/RR 5 LAKE JUNE HOMESITES Located at 504-512 Heartland Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852 Zoning: R1A Lot size: Lot 2 100 x 402 Lot 3 100 x 385 Lot 4 100 x 376 Lot 5 100 x 366 Lot 6 100 x 374 Auction Held at : Turner Agri-Civic Center 2250 NE Roan St. Arcadia, FL 34266 50456619 OIPLLiL1 ,C CI Vii[ ;J.J,:'Lll'1J A1SVJ1i :, J12o o IIdlao o0OO 1/=MUR AINWr--*482el wAl.1 061Lake Bonnet.7,;. ''kT1 ftI 1a't' e, t tl i l 3q "I,i II'{I` I it F t('I f '' <. {EF;` F'l r51" .W.a 4'4' ."r _1.Aa-!I, (li{ I ( y ?yy3' htl f r F 4 :ti'd ),yt TomK q: Y7 f`:I III I I`'jL i 'ti }II ` I.libt't} rl"It1t ^Y r'I +SNw917'+G.r rr:Y1J.:;.1 !.,t,.`. L. ;!,'._...::..t:U.G! C,.!':+J.!.O OIiririiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii:iiiiiii O O\ !Pte!?ENBOTHAMAU ONEERSINT .4TIONAL, LTD., INCc AFcensedl a Lsrates,Q er.,r-llinnce penr of IVAIGIobaI


The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Page 15 | Arcadian The DeSoto County junior varsity softball team knew they had a tough game on their hands when the Charlotte Tarpons visited Arcadia Feb. 6. The Tarpons might not have thought it would be a challenge, but left the game with a different opinion. It was the rst time our team had been tested this year. They (DeSoto) have a good team. said Charlotte Coach Tony Brannon. After outscoring their opponents 31-2 in their rst two games including a 19-1 win over Mariner the night before, the Tarpons fell behind for the rst time this season and had to mount a comeback to beat the Bulldogs 9-4. The Tarpons rst inning ended with a pop up to short center eld that shortstop Taylor Day drifted back on. The ball squirted out of her glove but was snatched out of the air by an alert Allyson Krause, who was backing up the play. The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead after an inning on a two-out single by pitcher Jayla Cowell and a run-scoring double off the center eld fence by Cassidy Furr. A single by second baseman Ayla Reynard then scored Furr. Cowell recorded all three outs in the Tarpon second on a pop up and two ground balls back to the mound. In between those outs the Tarpons scored twice to tie the game. The Bulldogs scored twice in the second to regain the lead as Day scored on a single by Cowell, who then crossed home plate on Furrs triple. That would end the scoring for the game as Tarpon pitcher Mary Boyd took command.Bulldogs bats go silentThe Dawgs sent eight batters to the plate in the rst inning followed by six in the second. They only had 11 more batters in the game as they went three up and three down the next two innings. In the fth trailing 9-4, the Bulldogs had a scoring opportunity as Cowell was safe on an error to start the inning. Two outs later Reynard had her second base hit of the game but that was all they could JV Bulldogs suffer first loss against CharlotteBy STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR DeSoto County pitcher Jayla Cowell held the hard-hitting Charlotte Tarpons to just eight hits and fanned four in the Bulldogs loss. Cowell also scored twice and knocked in a run. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comDeSoto County JV coach Wade Huckaby holds Cassidy Furr at third base on her triple in the second inning. The hit gave Furr her second RBI in the game in the 9-4 loss Feb. 6. JV | 15 The Tarpons are lled with young, talented players with only Sunnarborg graduating this year. It was two freshmen who did all of the damage for Charlotte. Both runs were scored by freshman Marissa Stack, and she was driven in by another freshman, Kayla Chavarria, in the rst inning. The same combination provided what proved to be the winning run after Stack was safe on a throwing error in the third. Reid kept the Tarpons off the bases all night, as she gave up just two other hits and only allowed one walk.Cycle for BrownSenior shortstop Downtown Debbie Brown provided all of the Bulldog offense as she hit for the cycle. It was her fth-inning homer well over the left eld fence that cut the Tarpon lead in half. As soon as it was hit, the Charlotte coaches in the dugout shouted, Thats gone! The rst of many I hope, Brown said after the game. Earlier, Brown was thrown out at the plate on a head-rst slide which appeared as if her hands may have gotten to the plate between the catchers legs before the tag was put on. The Bulldogs put up a threat in the seventh inning with a two-out single by McKayla Greene. Brown stepped into the box with three extra base hits already in the book. She drilled a single that the Tarpons got back into the ineld quickly, with Greene reaching third. After Brown stole second, the tying and winning runs were in scoring position for Bulldog freshman Chelsea Whitmore. Whitmore hit the ball well, but it had too much air under it and the center elder made a nice running catch to end the game. I was nervous a little, then for a second I thought I had a hit and now Im just angry, Whitmore said.New game, different teamThe next night looked like a different team was on the eld. Brown led off with a screamer to left for her fth straight hit and Whitmore followed with a single. Brown then scored on a head-rst slide at home on a wild pitch. Another Bulldog freshman, Lauren Rotering, hit a long sacrice y to score Whitmore with the nal run for the Bulldogs. Three walks loaded the bases but a strikeout ended the inning. Palmetto broke the game open in the second inning with seven walks, back-toback triples (one with the bases loaded) and a double. Aiding in Palmettos scoring were several Bulldog errors and mental mistakes. They didnt really hit the ball until after we walked them and then every hit drove in a run, said Bulldogs Coach Billy Hines. The Bulldogs second and fourth innings went down in order. They had singles by Rotering and Shelby Cross in the third, but a strikeout ended that threat. Whitmore led off the fth and nal inning with her second base hit. After the next two Bulldogs were retired, Destiny Payne singled and Cross collected her second hit to load the bases. A strikeout, however, ended the game. A game like this shows us what we need to work on and everything we need to work on can get xed. It just takes time, Rotering said. Cross was the only batter to reach base safely in every at bat with a pair of singles and a walk. Whitmore was the only other Bulldog with two hits. The junior varsity Bulldogs will host the Bayshore Bruins tonight at 5 p.m., with the varsity game following. 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Arcadian | Page 16 The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Although the DeSoto Middle School boys basketball was already enjoying a successful season with a 6-3 record, coach Eric Shea desperately wanted a nal season victory against Lake Placid. Not so much for him, however, but for the 14 eighth graders who were playing in their nal middle school game. They (Lake Placid) are a tall team, so we have to be aggressive inside, yet not get into foul trouble he said. The Panthers did play aggressive both inside and out, fullling Sheas wish with a decisive 40-33 victory over the Dragons. Lake Placid surprised the Panthers with a full court press to start the game, and DMS missed some easy scoring opportunities. Only two minutes into the game Coach Shea called timeout to settle his team down. Elijah Arthur scored a couple of layups in transition for the Panthers and Lake Placid scored two buckets in the paint, with the scored tied at four at the end of the rst quarter. The second quarter saw Sheas quick second platoon enter the game. Unfortunately the taller Lake Placid team was able to take advantage and quickly scored three points, forcing Shea to put his taller team back in the game. Both teams started to heat up in the second quarter, with Tyler Vest drilling a long two-point shot, and Shawn Campbell adding a three-point play to put the Panthers up 20-13 at halftime. Holding their leadThe third quarter saw both teams exchanging baskets, with Lake Placid unable to close the gap any more than ve points while pressing the whole quarter. A layup steal by Campbell gave the Panthers their biggest lead of the night at 31-22. Another layup on the break press by Arthur put the Panthers up by 14 with four DMS boys win season finaleBy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER PHOTO BY DAVE BREMERAnd the rebound goes to ... hopefully the Panthers, as they jostle for position against the taller Lake Placid players. The Panthers won their nal game of the season 40-33.WIN | 23 DeSoto County High School The boys varsity soccer team ended their run at the regional title with a loss in the seminal game to Bishop Verot 2-1. The boys varsity basketball team was defeated in their district game by Lemon Bay 61-52 to put an end to their season. The girls softball season got under way with three games last week. Both the junior varsity and varsity won at Port Charlotte. The JV won 10-1 and the varsity made it a sweep with a 12-6 win. The Lady Bulldogs had trouble at home, losing to Charlotte 9-4 and the varsity was edged 2-1. Palmetto came to Arcadia on Friday and took a pair from the Dawgs with a 7-2 win over the JV team and a 13-2 win in the varsity game.Upcoming games The boys JV baseball team will open their season Feb. 18 with a home contest against Port Charlotte. They will then travel to meet the Pirates in Port Charlotte. Both games begin at 6 p.m. The varsity baseball team opens their season next Feb. 20 with a 7 p.m. home game against Port Charlotte. The boys and girls tennis teams will host Port Charlotte at 4 p.m. Feb. 20. The Bulldogs track and eld team will be at Hardee today, with just the eld events portion of the meet starting at 4 p.m. They will travel to Sebring Feb. 20 for a 4 p.m. meet.By STEVE KNAPPARCADIAN SPORTS DIRECTOR Before the regional seminal game against Bishop Verot, senior Alejandro Chino Vargas warms up against coach Tracy Hay.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE KNAPP, rfrf CareerSourceFlorida! nf tbff CareerSource ffff ffff ffff fnn nf f ntbrnftfnfffff fffnrff 50456593 CareerSourceHEARTLANDCuccrLL.'ccI* HEARTLAND


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Arcadian | Page 18 The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 DeSoto Middle School Coach Roberts knew this season was going to be a challenge for his girls basketball team, as only two of his 15 players had any previous playing experience. Entering the nal game of the season against a Lake Placid Team they lost 30-6 to earlier in the season, the Panthers showed tremendous progress. The Lady Panthers led until the nal two minutes of the game, eventually losing to the Dragons 20-16. The Panthers started the game scoring on their rst two possessions, while the Dragons struggled to penetrate the Panthers tight zone defense. With the score tied, Malyssa Jeter scored a three-point basket at the end of the rst quarter to give the Panthers a 7-4 lead. The Panthers struck early again in the second quarter and built a 9-4 lead, forcing Lake Placid to call a timeout. The Dragons scored on an outof-bounds play immediately after the timeout and added a free throw at the end of the quarter, leaving the Panthers with a slim 9-7 halftime lead.Slow start, exciting endThe third quarter started slow for both teams. The Panthers did a good job of holding the Dragons to only one shot on each possession. A basket by Jeter and a rebound put-back by Latrasia Mosley gave the Panthers a 13-7 lead with only a minute left in the quarter. The momentum swung quickly, however, as Lake Placid scored a basket and a three-point play at the horn to close the gap to 13-12. Mosely scored another inside shot for the Panthers early in the fourth quarter, which seemed to wake up the Dragons. The Dragons applied full court pressure, causing Lady Panthers fall to Lake PlacidBy DAVE BREMERSPORTS WRITER Danashia Wilson makes a free throw for the Panthers against Lake Placid. DMS lost the game 20-16. PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMER Shea Lipe grabs a loose ball during the Panthers game against Lake Placid. DMS lost 20-16.PANTHERS | 22 If you live in an area populated by deer, youve probably dealt with their dining habits, more than likely without long term success. Besides dining on your landscape, bucks will rub young trees, stripping the bark and killing them. If youre trying to establish trees in an area heavily populated by deer, plastic trunk protectors may be called for. Fencing is usually the only option for the vegetable garden. Corn (tender new growth), cow pea, sweet pea, sweet potato and tomato are their favorites. Regular fencing wont deter deer. Deer can leap eight feet. Some methods are to place a single horizontal wire 3 feet above ground about 2 feet from the fence. Extending the fence with metal posts and stretching nylon string spaced 8 inches apart to a height of 7 feet or more will deter them. The use of folk or chemical repellents has limited success. Scarecrows with movement, such as pie plates hung on short strings or pinwheels, will work until deer become accustomed to them. A sprinkler with a motion sensor on it that sprays a 3-second blast of water at intrud ers works. But again it wont take them long to gure out how to avoid it. There are a number of ultrasonic devices on the market for repelling pests, but most work only until the deer become accustomed to them. An outside dog is a good deter rent, but deer will feed in the presence of a chained or penned barking dog. Human hair sprinkled in the garden or hung in mesh bags may repel them. Urine or scat from predators such as lions and bears is said to deter them. Commercial repellent sprays may work for a while, but need to be reapplied after rain. A more lasting solution is to landscape with plants that deer do not like to eat. The only problem, there is limited information on just what deer will eat, and their tastes seem to vary by location and season too. The IFAS publication UW13700, Ornamental plant suscep tibility to damage by deer in Florida, Oh deer! Some strategies for protecting your landscapeOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke DEER | 24 SeriousMedicineforYourSkinrfnffnrrfnrtbfrfftbbb btb n frrnrbrfrrrftfnnrfftrnrn 50456546 .7 AND'joh MMID.O.DEAPAroIOOY E Cypress Sta aE 99mcHickory Stj Lewellyn Cassels Dr John MinniARNP


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Blue collar with MI tags. 863-303-3766 or 863-3031574 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DE SOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 2011-CA-000859 DIVISION: GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC Plaintiff, v. THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES AND ALL OTHER PARTIES CLAIMING AN INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE ESTATE OF HENRY L. FILEMAN, JR., DECEASED; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE CORPORATION D/B/A DITECH.COM; SCOTT PATRICK FILEMAN; VILLAS OF KINGS CROSSING CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s), NOTICE OF ACTION TO: RICHARD D. FILEMAN Last Known Address:105 Louise Lane Oroville, California 95965 Current Address: Unknown NOTICE OFACTION3116 Previous Address: Unknown TO: ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAME UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, under or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in De Soto County, Florida, has been filed against you: UNIT F-1, VILLAS OF KINGS CROSSING, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM, RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 313, PAGE 603, AND ALL EXHIBITS AND AMENDMENTS THERETO, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. This property is located at the street address of: 12623 SW Kingsway Circle, Lazy Suzy Florida 34269. YOU ARE REQUIRED to serve a copy of your written defenses on or before February 14, 2014 a date which is within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A., Plaintiffs Attorney, whose address is 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100, Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs Attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on February 5, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ N. Daughtrey Deputy Clerk Attorney for Plaintiff: Rashida Overby, Esq. Arlisa Certain, Esq. Elizabeth R. Wellborn, P.A. 350 Jim Moran Blvd., Suite 100 Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 T elephone: (954) 354-3544 Facsimile: (954) 354-3545 Primary E-mail: Secondary E-mail: IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less NOTICE OFACTION3116 than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Published 2/13/14 & 2/20/14 296930 3002061 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION Case No. 2013CA783 FENARD PROPERTIES, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff. vs. ALFRED N. DOVICHI and PATRICIA J. DOVICHI, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to the following property in DeSoto County, Florida: Lot 43 Horse Creek Acres, as per map or plat thereof recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for DeSoto County, Florida, in Plat Book 9, Page 45. Property Address: 7221 Southwest Horse Creek Rd. DeSoto County, Florida. Property ID: 11-38-23-01970430-000. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Guy A. Flowers, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 12653 SW County Road 769 Suite A, Lake Suzy, FL 34269, on or before 30 days from the date of the first publication of this notice and file original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. Dated on January 29, 2014. Mitzie McGavic, Clerk of Court By: /s/ M. Harris Deputy Clerk Published 2/6/14, 2/13/14, 2/20/14 & 2/27/14 367740 2998386 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 14-2013-CA-000633 WELLS FARGO FINANCIAL SYSTEM FLORIDA, INC., Plaintiff, vs. KEITH A. GRUBBS A/K/A KEITH GRUBBS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: KEITH A. GRUBBS A/K/A KEITH GRUBBS Last Known Address: 2403 SE POINTER AVENUE, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Also Attempted At: 9980 SE JEANS RD, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Current Residence Unknown UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEITH A. GRUBBS A/K/A KEITH GRUBBS Last Known Address: 2403 SE POINTER AVENUE, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Also Attempted At: 9980 SE JEANS RD, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Current Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 8, QUAIL HOLLOW ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF NE 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA ; THENCE S 0 W NOTICE OFACTION3116 ALONG WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT, 728.0 FEET TO P.O.B.; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE 104.0 FEET; THENCE N 82 E, 290.0 FEET; THENCE N 0 E, 104.0 FEET; THENCE S 82 W, 290.0 FEET TO POINT O BEGINNING has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Choice Legal Group, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before March 7, 2014, a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in the (Please publish in THE ARCADIAN) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863) 993-4876, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 27th day of January, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC As Clerk of the Court By:/s/ B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk Published 2/6/14 & 2/13/14 107507 2999209 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14DR021 DIVISION: Agustin Bustamante, Petitioner and Kristin Daugherty., Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR Dissolution of Marriage TO: Kristin A. Daughtery Last known address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Agustin Bustamante whose address is 9951 Levsky Dr. Arcadia, FL 34269 on or before February 23, 2014, and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 115 East Oak St. Arcadia, FL34266 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address A ,Serving DeSoto County since 1887' NQWa000000000000[W*****Alllll*MWAOOOO0000000cumr'Gluh'ffncfn dib----------------toto L-------------


Arcadian | Page 20 The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 NOTICE OFACTION3116 on record at the clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, FLorida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated January 10, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ B. Wynn Deputy Clerk Published 01/23/14, 01/30/14, 02/06/14, 02/13/14 131159 2992387 NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case #: 2012-CA-000179 DIVISION: II Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P. Plaintiff, -vs.Deke Allen Livingston a/k/a Deke A. Livingston; Vanessa S. Livingston a/k/a Vanessa Kay Sykes; Sunshine Savings Bank f/k/a Sunshine State Credit Union; Castle Credit Corporation Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order dated January 24, 2014, entered in Civil Case No. 2012-CA-000179 of the Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida, wherein Bank of America, N.A., Successor by Merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, L.P. f/k/a Countrywide Home Loans Servicing, L.P., Plaintiff and Deke Allen Livingston a/k/a Deke A. Livingston are defendant(s), I, Clerk of Court, Mitzie W. McGavic, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash AT THE SOUTH ENTRANCE OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, AT 11:00 A.M. on March 18, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 150, OF PEACE RIVER ACRES, FIRST ADDITION, A SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, P AGE 80, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 ADA Coordinator; 2002 Ringling Boulevard, 8th Floor, Sarasota, Florida 34237 (941) 861-7811 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification of the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT DeSoto County, Florida By:/s/ N. Daughtrey DEPUTY CLERK OF COURT Submitted By: A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO, FISHMAN & GACH, LLP 2424 North Federal Highway, Suite 360 Boca Raton, Florida 33431 (561) 998-6700 (561) 998-6707 Published 2/6/14 & 2/13/14 118683 2999253 NOTICE OF SALE Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc.will sell at Public Sale at Auction the following vehicles to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.585 of the Florida Statutes on march 06, 2014 at 10 A.M. AUCTION WILL OCCUR WHERE EACH VEHICLE/VESSEL IS LOCATED 1999 Ford Ranger NOTICE OFSALE3130 VIN# 1FTYR14V0XPA66506 Located at: MOTTS AUTO REPAIR 2269 SE HIGHWAY 70 ARCADIA, FL 34266 Lien amount:$5,613.85 a) Notice to the owner or lienor that he has a right to a hearing prior to the scheduled date of sale by filling with the Clerk of the Court. b) Owner has the right to recover possession of vehicle by posting bond in accordance with Florida Statutes Section 559.917. c) Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle after payment lien claimed by lienor will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court. Any person(s) claiming any interest(s) in the above vehicles contact: Rainbow Title & Lien, Inc. 954-920-6020 ALL AUCTIONS ARE HELD WITH RESERVE Some of the vehicles may have been released prior to auction LIC# AB-0001256 T AX DEEDS3132 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV 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: 1499 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-02-TD Description of Property: LOTS 1 AND 2, BLOCK D, OAK CREST SUBDIVISION, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 17. TOGETHER WITH ANY INTEREST IN THAT CERTAIN STREET KNOWN AS SUNRISE AVENUE L YING DIRECTLY TO THE SOUTH LOT 1, BLOCK D BY VIRTUE OF THAT CERTAIN RESOLUTION OF STREET VACATION AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 196, PAGE 1062, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. Names in which assessed: SHIRLEY A GRIFFIN L/E C/O 15 W OAK STREET LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 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 MARCH 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 3RD DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 2/6/14, 2/13/14, 2/20/14 & 2/27/14 112132 2999157 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV 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: 1670 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-04-TD Description of Property: LOT 4, BLOCK U, EL DORADO P ARK, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 71. TOGETHER WITH A 1988 LIBE SINGLE WIDE MOBILE HOME. IDENTIFICATION #10L20265. TITLE#65872869. RP#R0553466. NOTE: THE MOBILE HOME TITLE IS IN THE NAME OF RAMIRO GONZALEZ VILLA. Names in which assessed: JORGE JANARO RAGOYTA VARGAS 1241 SE MAPLE DR ARCADIA, FL 34266 All of said property being in the County of DeSoto, State of FloriT AX DEEDS3132 da. 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 MARCH 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/30/14, 2/6/14, 2/13/14 & 2/20/14 112132 2995296 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV 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: 1428 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-05-TD Description of Property: LOTS 27 AND 28, BLOCK 3, TIER 6, A.W. GILCHRISTS EAST END ADDITION TO ARCADIA, FLORIDA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 27 AND IN PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 48. Names in which assessed: 1ST INTEGRITY INVESTMENTS LLC 1083 N COLLIER BLVD STE 334 MARCO ISLAND, FL 34145 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 MARCH 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/30/14, 2/6/14, 2/13/14 & 2/20/14 112132 2995340 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV 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: 6 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-06-TD Description of Property: LOTS 13-19, INCLUSIVE, BLOCK E, KELLISON-BERRY FIRST ADDITION TO PINE LEVEL, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK,5, PAGE 49. Names in which assessed: CHARITY DESEAR-CARBO 532 37TH STREET CT W P ALMETTO, FL 34221 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 MARCH 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/30/14, 2/6/14, 2/13/14 & 2/20/14 112132 2995318 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED Notice is hereby given that US BANK AS CF FL DUNDEE LIEN INV 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: T AX DEEDS3132 Certificate Number: 1429 Issuance Date: MAY 27, 2011 T ax Deed File #: 14-07-TD Description of Property: LOTS 29 AND 30, BLOCK 3, TIER 6, A.W. GILCHRISTS EAST END ADDITION TO ARCADIA, FLORIDA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 27 AND IN PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 48. Names in which assessed: 1ST INTEGRITY INVESTMENTS LLC 1083 N COLLIER BLVD STE 334 MARCO ISLAND, FL 34145 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 MARCH 5, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 28TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2014. MITZIE W. McGAVIC CLERK OF COURT DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA By:CRYSTAL HENDERSON, Deputy Clerk Publication Dates: 1/30/14, 2/6/14, 2/13/14 & 2/20/14 112132 2995357 OTHER NOTICES3138 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION Case No. 14013DP000019 J.H., 11/11/2002 M.H., 04/13/2005 Child(ren). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Jose Manuel Hernandez, father and/or any UNKNOWN P ARENT father/mother YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights on J.H. & M.H., has been filed against you. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Brian L. Gillis, Esq. of the Department of Children and Family Service, Petitioners attorney, whose address is 805 North Mills Avenue, Arcadia, Florida 34266, on or before March 25, 2014 at 9:00AM and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Petitioners Attorney or immediately thereafter. Failure to appear at this hearing constitutes consent to the termination of parental rights of this child (or these children). Pursuant to Sections 39.802(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoption entity, as defined in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes WITNESS MY HAND AND SEAL of this Court on this 31st day of January, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic As Clerk of the Court By: Jo Rowan Deputy Clerk Published 2/6/14, 2/13/14, 2/20/14 & 2/27/14 322378 2999181 ARCADIAAREA GARAGE SALES6001 RUMMAGE/FLEA MARKET Pine Creek Chapel 4 mi. ou t Hwy 72Sat. Mar. 1 8-3, Space s available $10, Bake Sale & Refreshments 863-494-9166 o r 863-494-6574 COME JOIN US!! SAT 2/15 7:30-? We have12+years of accumalated treasures! Come visit us at 3298 SE Montgomery Cir !! Advertise Today! SAT 8 -1 Park-wide car port sale at Oakview Mobil Home Park 2552 Ne Turne r Ave. Bake sale at clubhouse. Lunch will be available. SAT 8AM ? 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The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Page 21 | Arcadian get you very far, he said. Can you assure me this funding wont go toward mowing areas and things like that? I want to make sure this money is being spent solely on demolition. Hines responded that the funds were solely for demolition purposes, and would only be used through the code enforcement process.Concerns over resident displacementCode Enforcement Director George Hernandez said since the demolitions are going to be a part of the standard code enforcement protocol, a lien would also be placed on the property when demolition was completed, which when paid would go back into the redevelopment fund. Owners will have 30 days to bring the building up to code, and if after that time there is no sign that progress has been made on the problem, they are then given notice to vacate the property, he said. Resident Ed Johnson said he was opposed to the move, noting that demolishing occupied structures would do nothing more than create more homeless in the area. These are people who can barely afford to live in those buildings now; where are they supposed to go when the county takes their homes away? he asked. Miller also said he did not want to remove individuals or families from their residences. Hines acknowledged their concerns, saying the displacement of individuals is an issue the county will have to address. There is absolutely a very human side when it comes to this, we understand that and it is a topic that deserves further discussion, she said. Utility funding applications approvedThe board also unanimously approved the submittal of a loan application of $5.1 million for water and wastewater utility extensions along the U.S. 17 corridor from Arcadia to Nocatee. Hines made the request so the applications were submitted in time for an upcoming funding hearing in Tallahassee. The board unanimously approved an agreement with Caterpillar Financial Services Corp. to lease a new Wheel Loader for the county landfill. It also unanimously approved a piggyback contract with Charlotte County for the use of its Biosolids Management sludge disposal. The board also set a public hearing on the closing and abandonment of portions of county rights of way. The hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 25.COUNTYFROM PAGE 1 County Commissioner Buddy Manseld, left, congratulates Marty Dow after presenting him with the Distinguished Citizen Award for the rst quarter of 2014. Dow was recognized for his numerous charitable and volunteering eorts throughout the community.ARCADIAN PHOTO BY STEVE BAUER 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 DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Mobile Pantry is on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Smith Brown Gym starting at 9 a.m. until the food is gone. The only requirement is to be a DeSoto County resident. Sponsored by the All Faiths Food bank of Sarasota. The Arcadia Writers Group meets from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Arcadia Village Clubhouse. For more information, call Sarah Hollenhorst at 244-1663. 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 Nature Walks: Environmental Learning Lab, 8:30 a.m. Feb. 20. Free. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, 2200 Roan St., Arcadia. Anyone interested may attend. Talk in for the meetings is at 147.180+ DARC repeater. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. COMING EVENTS Vietnam Brotherhood Echo Co. is holding a fundraiser on Feb. 22 for Debra Dejay Wilson who needs kidney surgery. It starts with a Poker Run at 9 a.m., also a Bike Run, Karaoke, food and raffle, to be held at Amvets Post #60. For details or to donate, call Jackie Tucker at 993-0083. The Chamber of Commerce Leadership DeSoto Class V will hold its annual McSwain Park fundraiser, Stilettos and Spurs, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 22 at Oaks of Devonaire, 1423 S.E. County Road 760A. Cost is $35/person or $60/ couple. Live band silent auction food raffles. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 494-4033. Sunnybreeze Christian Fellowship, 7049 S.W.Liverpool Road, holds a concert with the The Taylors, a family quartet from North Carolina, sharing their passion for the Gospel through music, at 7 p.m. Feb. 22. Love offerings are appreciated. For information call 494 3273. The DeSoto County Literacy Council will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22. Items for donation can be dropped off at 1365 S.E. Airport Road. Call 993-9049 for more information.CALENDARFROM PAGE 5 Negativity is incredibly contagious and will destroy condence. I have carried the belief for some time that freedom and condence are the essential elements needed to inspire success. Freedom and condence can relieve us of the stress and tension we face when we set balance as our goal and can achieve for us the kind of respect we deserve as leaders within our respective industries and communities. Enhanced freedom certainly helps with balance between personal and professional time. We absolutely no longer need to be chained to our desks to get our jobs done. Todd Lachman, President of MARS Chocolate, North America, in a 2010 interview cited Flaniks passionate and strategic leadership on MARS brands, as well as a tremendous drive to uncover the combination of the most consumer-relevant and creative executions. Advertising Age said Flanik can easily be considered among the most important female executives and part of the secret sauce at one of the biggest agencies in the world, BBDO. The Arcadia native says her two mentors are her mother, Stephanie McAnly, a retired DeSoto County teacher, and BBDO Chief Creative Ofcer, David Lubars. From day one he believed in me and pushed me to be my best, said Flanik. He instilled condence in me, showing me the power of small wins and how small wins motivate you to achieve bigger wins.FLANIKFROM PAGE 3 On Jan. 25, the military veterans of the Live Oak RV Resort were honored for their past service to our country. This event was planned by Dennis LaPoint, himself a U.S. Army veteran. He was assisted by High Simmonds, and Master of Ceremonies was Al Alvord, both also Army veterans. The ceremony included a presentation of Canadian and United States colors by the DeSoto County High School JROTC, under the command of Major Craig Burch and First Sergeant Tim Edsall. After the Canadian national anthem was played, the U.S. veterans saluted as the Star Spangled Banner was played. A video of The Ragged Old Flag by the late Johnny Cash followed. A tribute to the POW and MIA veterans began with a candle-lighting ceremony by JROTC Cadet Commander Sergeant Major Matthew Blevins. Alvord explained the meaning of the items laid upon the table. Veterans stood in a moment of silence in memory of the POWs and MIAs as well as for those no longer with us. A special tribute was offered for those who made the ultimate sacrice. After a 21-second silence, the mournful sound of Taps echoed through the hall. Live Oaks U.S. Marine Lt. Col. (ret.) Lew Tingley offered a prayer for all veterans. A medley of service anthems played as veterans stood for their respective songs. Tribute was also given for the Canadian veterans. More than 180 veterans and their spouses were then served a chicken and pork dinner prepared by Live Oak volunteers, followed by an evening of musical entertainment and dancing by Live Oaks band, The Pacemakers. The Live Oak cooks extend a special thanks to K & J Homegrown Produce and Farmers Market for their generous donation to the event. Thanks are also extended to First Sgt. Tim Edsall and the JROTC cadets who gave up their Saturday evening for this event. These young men and women were very inspiring and DeSoto County can be very proud of them.Live Oak RV Resort honors its veteransBY AL ALVORD PHOTOS PROVIDEDThe Live Oak RV Resort veterans pose for a group photo. The DeSoto County High School JROTC Honor Guard presents the United States and Canadian colors. ti1e VJFCRoof


Arcadian | Page 22 The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 numerous turnovers for the Panthers. One of the taller Dragon players began driving to the basket and scored six points in the nal quarter. With the score tied and 90 seconds left, the Dragons added a nal basket and two free throws at the end to win the game 20-16. Asking the two girls with experience how they felt after the game, Shea Lipe stated she was mad they lost, but did feel good about the progress they had made. Leading scorer Jeter thought the season went well considering they only had two players with experience, and added she was looking forward to playing basketball and softball at the high school level next year. Coach Roberts was also pleased with the progress his team had made. With only two players having any basketball experience, and considering we lost 30-6 the first time we played them, I am very pleased with the progress the team has made, he said. The Panthers ended the season with a 3-7 record.PANTHERSFROM PAGE 18 PHOTO BY DAVE BREMERStephanie Whitmore (11) and Malyssa Jeter close in on a Lake Placid player. The Lady Panthers lost the game 20-16. of South Florida. In addition, his work has regularly been published in the Florida Historical Quarterly. His book covers topics such as Spanish sheries, cattle drives, sailing ships, steamships, railroad, commercial shing, tarpon shing, homesteaders, phosphate mining, smuggling, feuds, orange growing, murders, churches, politics, tourism, hurricanes, freezes, resort hotels as well as the rich and famous. The book has more than 100 pages in color with 35 maps. The cover painting is by Elinor Thompson of Fort Ogden. The book is available at com and local book stores including Coppersh Books & Gifts in Punta Gorda. Peeples autographed a copy of his book which will be given to the DeSoto County Library in memory of Mrs. Peggy Roe, L. & E Member Emeritus. In addition to their guests, those in attendance included: Jane Adams, Nancy Ambler, Geraldine Barnwell, Betty Brown, Adrienne Daly, Muriel Hall, Susan Head, Susan Lanier, Martha Jo Markey, Genie Martin, Sue Overcash, Ann Ryals, Sue Ellen Smith, Kathryn Standard, Mary Ann Treadwell, Nancy Jo Vaughn, Angela Waters, Edith Wildt, and Marlou Zolkos.REMEMBERINGFROM PAGE 11 Seminole Indian Reservation. Over the years it has evolved to include much more than just competitive games. On Saturday, a parade opens the days events, led by Osceola and Renegade, the famed mascots of the Florida State University Seminoles. There are traditional rodeo events, including bronc and bull riding. Seminole alligator wrestling and snake handling lend a different form of excitement and danger to entertain spectators, while traditional hoop dancing illustrates tribal culture. Dallas Arcand, three-time world champion hoop dancer, will perform Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Well known artist Robert Butler, one of the original Highwaymen, will take part in the event. The Highwaymen, a group of itinerant self-taught black artists, began selling their work in the 1960s, but it was not until later that their paintings rose in value and became collectible. Butler lived in Okeechobee and the lake appears in many of his works. The multi-day event takes place at Fred Smith Rodeo Arena on the Brighton Seminole Reservation, 500 Harney Pond Road, Okeechobee. Ticket prices range from $15 to $25. For more information, visit PAGE 1 BRIGHTON FIELD DAY HIGHLIGHTSFriday: 10 a.m. Grand entry; ProRodeo Fan Zone 11:15 a.m. Venomous snake show 11:30 a.m. Alligator wrestling Noon Hoop dance with Dallas Arcand 1 p.m. Alligator and snake show with Jimmy Riffle of the TV show Gator Boys 3 p.m. George Molton and 90 Proof Band 4 p.m. Alligator and snake show with Jimmy Riffle of the TV show Gator Boys 4:30 p.m. Hoop dance with Dallas Arcand 6:30 p.m. Exhibition PowWow dance 8 p.m. PRCA Rodeo bulls and broncs Saturday: 10 a.m. Field Day Parade 11 a.m. Grand entry 11:45 a.m. Alligator and snake show with Jimmy Riffle of the TV show Gator Boys Noon Horse race and Indian relay 12:30 p.m. Hoop dance with Dallas Arcand 1 p.m. ProRodeo Fan Zone 2 p.m. Martin and Godwin meet and greet from A&Es Duck Dynasty 2:30 p.m. Exhibition PowWow dance 4:30 p.m. Hoop dance with Dallas Arcand Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Q&A with Uncle Si Robertson, Martin and Godwin of A&Es Duck Dynasty Noon Grand entry 1 p.m. Hoop dance with Dallas Arcand 1 p.m. ProRodeo Fan Zone 2 p.m. Venomous snake show 2 p.m. Uncle Si, Martin and Godwin meet and greet from A&Es Duck Dynasty 3 p.m. Exhibition PowWow dance 3 p.m. Seminole Classic Xtreme Bulls For details, ticket prices and directions, visit Traditional Indian Hoop Dancing will be demonstrated several times throughout the event. This year, three-time world hoop dancing champion, Dallas Arcand, will demonstrate the skills and signicance of the dance. PHOTOS BY KELLEY BAKER, skfshowcattle@aol.comOsceola and his mount Renegade, famous mascots of Florida State Universi tys Seminoles, will lead the rodeo parade Saturday morning at the Seminole reservation rodeo. Seminole Xtreme Bulls will be featured Sunday night, while bronc riding and other events will take place during the Brighton Field Day. The multi-day event cele brates and showcases Seminole traditions 'ALA Alk.,w `. ...._ ; ,fit w+ ,t 4: ;r,.s s,'., r astirsewV r, GREATAMER NCOUN


The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 Page 23 | Arcadian towards the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs put it all together and played arguably their best game of the season. They were sharp with their share of 50/50 balls and many nice passes and some fancy dribbling by several Bulldogs including Alejandro Chino Vargas and Rosario Zavala. They had some well kicked balls at the net, but the Vikings keeper had a career game with several great stops on hard-hit shots that he had to leave his feet to get to. Vargas had a free kick that was stopped and both he and Zavala sent screamers just outside of the uprights. The most frustrated of them all had to be Manolo Mejia. Mejia had four well-kicked balls stopped outside of the net. He did manage to notch the only goal in the game with a header with 11 minutes left. It was the softest hit ball by the junior all night and it was the one that scored! Mejia talked about his shots that were turned away. When the ball doesnt go in, it makes me want to try that much harder to get it in, he said. On the one that went in, I saw it in the air and then one of my teammates hit it and I followed it and headed it in. I dont care if I score as long as we win. It doesnt mean anything to score when we lose. This is really disappointing. Most of my teammates wont be back next year and next year is my senior year and I want to make the most of it. Bulldog Coach Tracy Hay was shaken after the game. It isnt easy saying goodbye to any team youve spent so much time and effort with, especially the seniors. In her nal postgame talk with her team, there were several long moments of silence as Hay chose her words carefully and gathered her thoughts. Im really proud of you all. Thank you for giving it your all. You make me proud to be your coach. It doesnt surprise me to be where you are. Youve left some big shoes to ll, she said. Long after the last fan had left the stadium and the parking lot was nearly empty, the entire team sat on the bench in silence. They didnt want the season to end, not this way with a loss to a team they could have beaten. This is the most talented, hardest working DeSoto team Ive ever coached, Hay said. I dont want it to end. Id like to call for a practice tomorrow and I know theyd all be there. Im sure they would be there too, as they have some unnished business to take care of.BULLDOGSFROM PAGE 14 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY STEVE KNAPP, sbigdaddyknapp@aol.comAt the end of the 2-1 loss to Bishop Verot, a tired and disappointed Manolo Mejia reects on the game. Mejia scored the only DeSoto County goal late in the second half. DeSoto County goal keeper Edgar Olvera burns up some pregame energy to the delight of teammates Rosario Zavala (3) and Alejandro Chino Vargas. minutes left in the game. Things almost unraveled for the Panthers, however, as Shea substituted freely but at the 2:15 mark the Panthers were only up 38-33 and he was forced to put his rst platoon back in. The Panthers continued to struggle, fouling and taking quick shots on the offensive end. Fortunately for DMS, the Dragons missed six straight free throws and couldnt connect on any three point shots to give the Panthers a 40-33 victory. We missed opportunities early in the game, and didnt play too smart at the end, but we played pretty good in the middle to get the win, Shea said. But it is middle school and its pretty hard not to take that open shot at the end of your last game. I was glad to see Elijah Arthur score enough points to go over the 100-point mark (107). Thats pretty impressive for a 10-game season. A laid back Arthur said it felt good to get past 100 points and enjoyed the season working with Shea. Shawn Campbell added, Coach Shea has kept us under control. We have enjoyed the past two years. Sounds like Coach Shea wasnt the only one enjoying the season for the Panthers.WINFROM PAGE 16 PHOTO BY DAVE BREMERCenter Larry Taylor looks to prevent the inbounds pass as a packed house looks on during the Panthers game against Lake Placid. 50456609 vNj'( CHAMBER 0 'he Chamber Presentsa n n n l Business ShowcaseVst Annual Job Faire and dress to impress as you shake handsBr/1 /C JJae.0L1r History with ouTurner Agri-Civic Center2250 NE Roan Street Arcadia, FLFebruary 18, 2014 3:30 pm to 6:30 pmSupport local chamber of commerce as you enjoy FREE:Wine & Cheese Tasting Door PrizesLive Music Free Parking & EntryWIN A BBQ GRILL! Raffle Tickets Will Be On SaleThank you to our Event SponsorsDeSoto Memorial Hospital, First State Bank, State Farm InsuranceMEDIA Sponsors 106.9 The Bull, 1480 WFLN AM,The Arcadian Newspaper, Peace River ShopperAnd Always, our Community PartnersMOSAIC,GEO Cares City of Arcadia, FPL, Discover DeSoto


Arcadian | Page 24 The Sun / Thursday, February 13, 2014 lists landscape plants and how severely they are damaged by deer and each plants resistance to damage. Plants listed as not resistant are those that may succumb to frequent dining. Resistant plants will tolerate nibbling and put out sufcient growth to maintain form and vigor. Some of the notations do not match what weve observed. For instance, crape myrtle is listed as having only rare or minor damage and resistant to damage, but here in DeSoto County myrtles are frequently severely stunted by deers nibbling. Only the taller old-fashioned varieties are able to outgrow deer. Turks cap mallow is listed as being frequently damaged, but able to resist. We once embraced this plant now considered an invasive pest and planted it around our property. Once we learned it was not a Floridafriendly plant, we stopped propagating it and cut back some of our plantings. Thats when we noticed the deer would nibble the new growth. By cutting the plants back several times during the year to promote new growth, we used the deer to help eliminate this plant from our landscape. Hibiscus is listed as a favorite plant. We had several hibiscus plants in pots that we would move into our small plastic covered shade house for the winter. The plants suffered each spring when we moved them out. In resignation, we began keeping the hibiscus plants in the shade house year-round. That worked until we looked out to see three deer inside the 6 by 9 foot enclosure. Some ornamental trees and shrubs listed as having rare or only minor damage are: croton, eucalyptus, gardenia, ixora, juniper, ligustrum, loquat, magnolia, oleander, orchid tree and plumbago. Some plants that deer reportedly seldom bother include ageratum, allamanda, aloe, angels trumpet, asparagus fern, black-eyed Susan, Boston fern, century plant, cone ower, coreopsis, dusty miller, English ivy, ginger lily, heliconia, lily of the Nile, lupine, marigolds, peace lily, periwinkle, petunia, sage, verbena, and yucca. Some of their favorites are celosia, dahlias, day lily, impatiens, phlox, portulaca and shrimp plant. Deer will also eat aster, begonia, iris and zinnia. Avoid planting these if deer regularly visit your yard. Native plants that have evolved with deer are usually less susceptible to damage by deer. A good native plant landscape includes a mix of several species which also helps ensure there will be something the deer wont devour. Deer are browsers they prefer a nibble here and there, and generally eat higher above ground than other grazing animals. 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