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Serving DeSoto County since 1887 ARCADIANThursday, July 10, 201424 pages / 50 centsFRIENDSHIP MBC VBSFriendship Missionary Baptist Church held Bible School. See more listed on p. 6PAGE 11 A section of the Sun Arcadian 50 Editorial ...............4 Calendar ..............6 Family Album ..........7 Police Beat ............8 Obituaries .............9 Religion ..............10 Sports ...............14 Agriculture ...........18 SPROUT ROUTE: Sprout farmers market distribution reaaches out ........................................ 3 READ ALL ABOUT IT: New column will help you keep up with news at the library ......................... 5 GARDEN CLUB: A tour of a local nature spot ............................................................. 17 INSIDE Like us on FacebookAn old-fashioned Independence Day parade ARCADIAN PHOTO BY THOMAS SIMMONSWhat is a small-town July 4th parade? In Arcadia, its the DeSoto County Veterans Council Color Guard proudly bearing the Stars and Stripes ... Turn to page 12 for more photos. Candidates vying for seats on the DeSoto Board of County Commissioners and School Board gave their opinions on several hot-button community topics during a public forum Tuesday night. The event, sponsored by The Arcadian, gave the candidates the chance to introduce themselves to the public prior to the upcoming primaries. Improving grades, retaining gradsSchool board candidates opened the event, answer ing several questions from moderator and Arcadian Editor Susan Hoffman. Among the topics covered was the D score the high school received from the state for 2013, and the candidates plans for improvements. Not all schools stayed where they were, and a big part of it is a stability issue, said District 5 incumbent Ronny Allen. We have a fantastic staff, however, and as a board we need to do a better job. District 1 candidate Dr. Roosevelt Johnson said the district needed to better utilize teachers whose students are producing higher scores. We need to take the scores and analyze them, and take the teachers with the highest scoring students and place them in a lead position, he said. They should be sharing their lesson plans and strat egies with other teachers to help improve the overall scores. Johnsons opponent, Daniel Via, said the answer lies in attracting more qualified teachers and staff. We already have good teachers, but we need more qualified individuals to help the situation to bring our score back to a B, even an A, he said. The candidates also opined on the best way to attract DeSoto graduates back to the community to work and live.Candidates make their case at forumBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORFORUM | 21 JOHNSON VIAThe DeSoto Board of County Commissioners caught many by surprise Tuesday by informally offered the permanent administrator position to Mandy Hines, and directed Attorney Don Conn to enter into contract negotiations. The move was unexpected for two reasons: It came despite the fact Hines hadnt applied for the position; and it circumvents the formal hiring process the board put in place after the sudden passing of former administrator Guy Maxcy. Commissioner Buddy Manseld started the discussion during the commissioner-comment portion of the meeting, which is typically reserved for personal observations and other non-business matters. Manseld used his time, however, to recommend the board hire Hines based on her experience and qualications, saying the county would not be able to nd a better candidate for its administrator position. Weve got the best person for the job already sitting next to us, he said. I would really like to see Mandy take on this role permanently, and I wholeheartedly support it. Commissioners Bob Miller and Elton Langford were quick to agree. I am totally in favor of this. Ive been impressed and pleasantly surprised by the work Mandys done in the time she has served as interim administrator, Miller said. He later noted, She is not like a box of chocolates; we know exactly what were getting with Mandy. She is an exceptional government employee, not only being recognized locally for her achievements, but on a state level as well. Im delighted by Commissioner Manselds recommendation and am ready to move forward with it. Langford echoed Millers comments regarding hiring an unknown personality. What scares me to death is that you dont know that person, he said. You know that the rst thing theyll do is create a new organizational chart, and create uncertainty among current staff. What I also want to know is where are we going to get her clone from, since we will be losing her BOCC handpicks HinesBy STEVE BAUERARCADIAN ASSISTANT EDITORBOCC | 2 I kRCIX I ) I ANfir-1 "ast mi;.I-'I -A 1 11 OL"I A-11yf7 05252 51621 6


Arcadian | Page 2 The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 If you have a problem with home delivery, please call our office at 863-494-2434 before 10 a.m. so we can correct it for you.Arcadian Publisher .............................. Joe Gallimore .........................................863-494-2434 Arcadian Editor / Art Director ............. Susan E. Hoffman .................................863-494-0300 Assistant Editor .................................... Steve Bauer ............................................863-494-0300 Office Manager / Advertising ........... Tami Jewell ...........................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Customer Service ..... Jackie Bierman ......................................863-494-2434 Graphic Artist / Page Designer .......... Kyle Gallimore .......................................863-494-0300 SUN NEWSPAPERSMember of the Audit Bureau of Circulation DESOTO CIRCULATIONCustomer 108 S Polk Ave DISPLAY ADVERTISINGDeSoto .............................863-494-2434 Joe Gallimore Susan Hoffman Steve Bauer Tami Jewell Jackie Bierman Kyle Gallimore DEADLINESEditorial: Monday Noon Classified & Legal Ads: Wednesday 11 a.m. Display Ads: Friday 5 p.m. (or Noon Monday for camera ready ads only) CLASSIFIED & LEGAL ADVERTISING 863-494-2434Fax: 863-494-3533 ONLINE Like The Arcadian on Facebook VISIT FLORIDA, the states ofcial source for travel planning, has awarded a Cultural, Heritage, Rural and Nature Tourism Grant to DeSoto County Tourist Development Council for the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year, which began July 1. The purpose of these grants is to help non-prot entities and local governments stretch their tourism marketing dollars in an effort to expand cultural, heritage, rural and nature tourism activities in Florida, said Will Seccombe, President and CEO of VISIT FLORIDA. We were pleased that VISIT FLORIDA and Enterprise Florida selected us from among a large number of grant applicants, during their most competitive grant cycle to date, said Mandy Hines, Interim County Administrator. These funds will be used for targeted television advertising regionally and will help us better position and market DeSoto County and the City of Arcadia as desirable destinations. VISIT FLORIDA, a private/public partnership, is Enterprise Floridas day-to-day operating corporation for tourism.County gets grant funds to promote tourismSUBMITTED B y MIKE TABERDESOTO CO. TOURISM as county coordinator? Commissioners Gabriel Quave and Jim Selph were also supportive of Hines, but took a more cautious approach. Theres nothing here we have to rush; my biggest concern is losing her as coordinator, Selph said. I want her to be absolutely positive this is what she wants to do. We havent had a good track record as a county with our administrators, and the last thing I want is to lose Mandy. Quave suggested Conn meet with Hines and determine her exact feelings on taking the job. I think we need to have them discuss it, and then deter mine what requirements arent negotiable, he said. After further discussion, the board directed Conn to move into negotiations with Hines on a contract. There was no mention by any of the commissioners regarding the formal hiring process theyd established in May, including whether Hines would have to formally apply or interview for the job. Human Resources Director Don Kesterson said the county has received 13 applications for the position, and will continue accepting them until the board formally votes to approve Hines contract. Although Hines previously stated she had no interest in applying for the posi tion, when asked if shes considering the boards request now, she said yes. I care deeply for this community, and I want to serve in a capacity where I can be the most productive for the people of this county, she said. If the board feels thats as administrator, then I will work hard to ensure I carry out the objectives they set forth.Board OK with school paymentIn other business, the board directed Conn to move forward with an agreement between the BOCC and the DeSoto County School District on dividing funds from an annual $750,000 payment from Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority. As part of the agreement, the school would receive a set amount of funding from the county after administrative costs had been deducted from the total, and would expire in 2040, the same year the countys agreement with PRMRWSA ends. The board agreed the school should receive part of the payment, but asked that Conn work with School Board attorney Bucky Waldron to amend language in the contract to coincide with the countys scal year and quarterly payments from the PRMRWSA. BOCCFROM PAGE 1 The Arcadia Housing Authority became smoke-free and tobacco-free as of July 1. Residents and guests now are not permitted to smoke in, or within 10 feet of, their AHA units and AHA buildings and entrances. Smoking is prohibited in community rooms, community bathrooms, lobbies, reception areas, hallways, laundry rooms, ofces and all living units.. The ban extends to entry ways, porches, balconies, and patios. The ban applies to everyone not just residents, but guests, visitors, service personnel and employees. Residents who violate the ban will get four chances: the rst time they will be issued a warning. With a second infraction, a mandatory meeting will be held. The third time theyll get a 30-day notice. If it happens a fourth time, they will be evicted. The Housing Authority sent letters to residents notifying them of the new policy. AHA said there were concerns about second-hand smoke, smoke seeping from one unit to another, and smoke affecting children. The ban will help reduce the risks of entry ways, porches, balconies, and patios. Becky-Sue Mercer, director of the Housing Authority goes tobacco-freeBy OCTAVIA TISDOLARCADIAN INTERNTOBACCO-FREE | 22 50456927 HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE SHED CLEANOUT THE DESOTO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION WILL BE HOLDING A HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY. LOCATION: HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION BARN LOCATED AT THE DESOTO COUNTY LANDFILL 3268 SW DISHONG AVENUE ARCADIA, FLORIDA DATE: JULY 12, 2014 TIME: 9:00 AM UNTIL 1:00 PM ITEMS FOR COLLECTION NOTE: RECYCLABLE ITEMS SUCH AS USED MOTOR OIL CAN BE DISPOSED OF DURING NORMAL WORKING HOURS (7:30 AM 3:30 PM) FREE OF CHARGE. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ITEMS SUCH AS PROPANE CYLINDERS, INFECTIOUS MATERIALS (MEDICAL WASTES), AND EXPLOSIVES (FIREWORKS, AMMUNITION, FLARES, ETC.) PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHED CLEAN OUT IS FOR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE ONLY. IF YOU ARE A COMMERCIAL USER, YOU MAY CALL FOR INFORMATION CONCERNING PRICES FOR DISPOSAL OF YOUR MATERIALS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CALL: DESOTO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DIVISION (ASK FOR CINDY) 993-4826 PAINTS BRAKE FLUIDS DEGREASERS PESTICIDES/HERBICIDES SOLVENTS/THINNERS ANTIFREEZE POOL CHEMICALS MURIATIC ACID CLEANING FLUIDS NOTICE OF WORKSHOPS AND MEETING TO SET TENTATIVE MILLAGE The DeSoto County, Board of County Commissioners will hold workshops on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 9:00 AM, Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 1:00PM and Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the County Commission Meeting Room 103, Administration Building, 201 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida on the following: TO DISCUSS AND REVIEW THE FISCAL YEAR 2014/15 BUDGET. THE TENTATIVE MILLAGE WILL BE DISCUSSED AT THE JULY 24, 2014 BUDGET WORKSHOP AND SET BY THE BOARD AT A MEETING HELD IMMEDIATELY THEREAFTER ON JULY 24, 2014 If special accommodations are required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals should contact the County Administrators Office by calling 863-993-4800 at least forty-eight hours prior to the meeting. 50471415 I I


The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Page 3 | Arcadian The DeSoto County School Board approved publication of the School Districts tentative 2014-2015 budget and millage rate. Finance Director Marcia Saulo said the tentative millage rate is slightly higher this year at 7.352, up from 7.206 for the 2013-14 school year. A mill is equivalent to $1 in taxes for every $1,000 in taxable value. The millage rate is aimed at raising $10,862,667, which represents the local share of the projected school district budget for the 2014-2015 scal year. The local share is approximately 26 percent of the total district budget, while state funds make up about 71 percent of the budget. The tentative total budget amount is $40,363,059. However, Saulo was quick to note the millage rate may change, as this is just a tentative gure. It will depend on a nal certication by the state Department of Education. The School Board approved publication of the tentative budget. A special School Board meeting and public hearing will be held July 29 to adopt the millage and tentative budget. On Sept. 9, another public hearing is scheduled to adopt the nal budget, following which the Superintendent will certify the budget and submit it to the Department of Education. In other business, School Board Attorney Bucky Waldron said the DeSoto County Commission had accepted the key points of an agreement under which the county would resume giving the school district a portion of the funds the county receives each year from the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Supply Authority. The county had been splitting the payment with the school district for several years under a previous agreement, which amounted to $375,000 per year to the schools. However, when the earlier agreement expired, the county and school district failed to renew it, and the school district went two years without receiving the expected funds. The new agreement would apply going forward. Superintendent Karyn Gary reported having a positive discussion with the commissioners about possibly compensating the school district for the two years it did not receive the pay ments. She said they also considered giving the schools some discounts or in-kind compensation. Theyre sympathetic, Gary said, but their budget is tight. Gary said the daily schedule for some of the schools will change this year, due to the need for an extended day for the three elementary schools. Due to bus scheduling, classes at DeSoto Middle School will now begin at 9:15 each morning. This will offer some benets, including an opportunity for parent/teacher meetings, extra tutoring, and collaboration among teachers. However, she acknowledged it could present problems for parents who need to drop their children off earlier. Breakfast would be served starting at 8:30 a.m. (all district students are entitled to a free breakfast every day) but there would not be supervision earlier in the morning for dropped-off children. Assistant Superintendent Christina Britton, however, noted there are many grants available to cover tutoring and supervision for early arrivals, and principals will be looking for that funding.School district tentatively OKs higher millage rateBy SUSAN E. HOFFMANARCADIAN EDITOR The Sprout Route in DeSoto County has been making great strides this summer, distributing fresh produce to those in need in DeSoto County. The program is a mobile farmers market, supported by the All Faiths Food Bank, offering free fresh fruits and vegetables, as part of the food banks Campaign Against Summer Hunger. Recently, the DeSoto Sprout Route broke records, serving 211 families beating even Sarasota County figures. Thanks to Carol Encke and Cindy Siegel of the Church of Jesus of Latter-day Saints; Adrian Cline of the Housing Authority board; Matt Anderson, Troy Carillo and Kevin Joens of the Arcadia Police Department; Carl McQuay of the City of Arcadia; as well as Junaita and Debbie of the AHA office. The Sprout mobile farmers market comes to the Arcadia Housing Authority, 7 Booker T. Washington Road, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Friday of each month.Sprout Route growsPROVIDED B y BECKYSUE MERCERARCADIA HOUSING AUTH. The Sprout mobile farmers market recently broke records by serving more than 200 families, giving them fresh fruits and vegetables at the Arcadia Housing Authority. 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VIEWPOINT DeSoto The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 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 Here we go againOnce again, DeSoto County is looking to hire a new County Administrator, this time to replace Guy Maxcy whose untimely death left the seat vacant. The Board of County Commissioners had decided, shortly thereafter, to follow a methodical approach, advertising the vacancy and carefully winnowing through the applications to select the person whose combination of skills, experience and personality seemed the best t. As of this week, 13 applications had already been received. And then on Tuesday, the whole process got stood on its head. After a pretty dry, routine meeting, during the time when the board members are wrapping things up and offering their personal comments, Commissioner Buddy Manseld surprised just about everyone by announcing, After listening to the comments by candidates in last nights forum, I want to make it clear today that I think that Mandy Hines is far and away the candidate for the job. Thereafter, Commissioners Bob Miller and Elton Langford agreed with Manseld, and before anyone knew what was happening, the countys attorney, Don Conn, was given marching orders to start negotiating a contract with Hines. All that time, Hines sat quietly in her seat, admitting later she was as surprised as everyone else that she was being tapped for the job. In fact, she had not even applied for it. Indeed, she told The Arcadian a few weeks ago she was not looking for the job, and would go back to being the County Coordinator once her services as Interim County Administrator were no longer needed. We at The Arcadian think the world of Mandy Hines she is bright, experienced, knowledgeable on all facets of county government, hard-working, highly respected and especially personable. We have no doubt she can and will do an excellent job for DeSoto County. But what we nd disappointing is the boards decision once again to short-circuit the process they had laid out previously: a careful search for high quality applicants, a process of winnowing the eld down to the best choices, and in depth interviews of short-listed candidates to pick the very best t for DeSoto. If this sounds familiar, its the same path they followed when former County Administrator Jan Brewer was hired. Brewer, you may recall, was suddenly and summarily red about two years later. As the former Finance Director, when Brewer walked out the door she took with her a huge amount of nancial knowledge and experience, all at a time when BOCC was struggling with the budget. Maybe its contagious, because its the same path the City of Arcadia used in hiring former Administrator Judi Jankosky after City Council red Lawrence Miller (who was hired after they red Markae Rupp). Come to think of it, when Jankosky suddenly resigned in October, the city | LETTER TO THE EDITORPine Level preservation is good newsEditor: Friends of Horse Creek is appreciative of Desoto County Historical Societys work for seeking the Historical Preservation status for the Pine Level listing on the National Register. This historical site is one of only eight in the whole state dating between 1866-1877 the post-civil war days. Friends of Horse Creek recognizes the importance of hydrological value and historical signicance of this site. The West Fork of Buzzards Roost Branch ows by, just north of the Pine Level Historical Site. Congratulations to all the people, groups and Florida state departments that contributed to the successful approval of the National Register nomination. This rare site from a niche age in American history may attract tourists, historians and post-civil war buffs to the site in rural western Desoto County. Friends of Horse Creek hopes this recognition of historical signicance opens the way to more preservation areas being saved at the site for future generations to experience. Friends of Horse Creek,Tanya Bond ArcadiaAre you ready for the Zombie Apocalypse?Dont look now, but here come the zombies. At least thats what some are starting to believe. As if all this talk of the Zombie Apocalypse wasnt enough, one of the top shows on television, The Walking Dead, is based on the theory that deceased folks can get up and reek havoc. From what Ive seen, Id guess theyre reeking odiferously too. Zombies (or at least the notion of them) have been around for ages, as has bacon. Why is it that in just the past couple of years, suddenly theyre both in vogue? Who made the decision that everything suddenly revolves around dead folks stomping around and divine part of swine? Did I miss a referendum or something? I just nd it odd that we cant get enough of either these days. Bacon, Im good with the more the merrier. Zombies, I can do without them in my life, especially if they ever do come to life and want to chase me down and chomp on my brains. They wouldnt get much, of course. Lets just say that became a reality some day; what would life be like? First of all, morticians would go out of business. Secondly, cemeteries would turn into acres full of holes where theyd escaped from and it would take a lot of ll dirt to cover the holes so the property could be marketed as something else. Another thing I miss my deceased relatives and friends as much as they next person, but Id just as soon not have them stomping around as zombies and scaring me. I would imagine itd be hard for zombies to sneak up on us. After all, dead stuff does stink a lot, and I think somebody would get a whiff of them long before we saw them. Youd hear somebody ask, Whats that smell? and then everybody would jump up and run for their shotguns, axes, baseball bats, machetes, crossbows, etc. Where youd be most vulnerable is the dump, Id guess, because youd never smell em coming. Another sign of their approaching would likely come from above. Wouldnt there be a ock of buzzards following and circling them? Ive lived in the country all my life and know how those ne-feathered feasters of the fallen operate. The sky would be black with those suckers, giving us plenty of time to get away! We should be able to spot them from a distance by the way they move. Dont they sort of shufe along, walking jerky? Come to think of it, if theyve been out of the ground long enough and their esh has dried out in the sun, wouldnt they actually be walking jerky? As I kid I loved watching old movies about the Frankenstein monster and the Mummy. I gured if I had to be victim of an sort of horror movie villain, Id want it to be them because I could run a lot faster than they move. Same goes for zombies. Yeah, Im a lot older and fatter than I was back then, but I still think I could beat feet and get away. Some of them seem pretty brittle and frail, so I could probably knock 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 & PIECES | 5Our view: Why cant our local governments stick to the process?OUR VIEW | 7 News rE: NosPZ'P \M6rn6Efz TurrPS SHIP bVEfZmjcK6Ymousgn6"OF BYLAWS SEIKIP Imlme(MousE.T+6 .GST-SC+IEnS ? 1 J JTs MICKEY InDUSEIIof Comm fT"' 5 FkD OuTAlnTATAVA,JrTel2cAD


The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Page 5 | Arcadian Once a year the Rotary Club of Arcadia selects a DeSoto County High School student to attend the Seminar for Tomorrows Leaders (S4TL), and pays the student to attend. The S4TL is a week-long workshop intended to teach students how to be effective leaders in their community. The seminar is led by various motivational Rotary sponsors PenceSUBMITTED B y PAUL SEUSYARCADIA ROTARY PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAUL SEUSYEve Pence, a 2014 DeSoto County High School graduate, tells Rotary Club members about the leadership conference she attended. ROTARY | 7 Looking for a way to beat the summer heat? Its time to chill out and relax with a tall glass of iced tea and a good book. Head to the library for a good book or two to dive into. Stay and relax with a current magazine, or work on a jigsaw puzzle. Join in the Scrabble games most Wednesdays at 2 p.m., and we are looking for chess players to begin some friendly gatherings. Be sure to join us Friday, July 11 at 5 p.m. for the reception for the Itty Bitty Art contest. Vote for peoples choice awards by 4 p.m. Friday. Enjoy a little music, have some light refreshments, and congratulate the winners. Bring your entries for the Summer Fun Photography contest too. Prints should be 4 by 6 or 5 by 7 inches. The summer reading program is well under way, but theres still time for children to sign up and begin lling a reading log. Weekday activities are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 3 p.m. Special programs on Saturday mornings are offered at 10:30 a.m. On July 12, DeSoto County Fire Rescue will present a safety program. Ronald McDonald makes an appearance on July 19. Smokey Bear will visit on July 26. The reading program culminates with an ice cream party on August 2. The DeSoto County Library Advisory Board will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, July 24. The public is welcome to attend meetings and voice your concerns regarding our library. We are a nation of readers. Do you know that a new book is published in this country about every four seconds? So ... while you can never read them all, how do you pick what to read? Our library subscribes to BookPage and free copies are available for patrons. Read reviews of latest releases. You can also read reviews online at www.BookPage. com. There is a great email service that can also help. The website at www. will send a daily email to you based on your preferences. Other web sources for reading suggestions are and www. Come in with your title list and, if the books you want are not available in our library, they can be reserved from the Heartland Library Cooperative. You can also access the website at www.myhlc. org and make your reservations from your home computer. The library team is always on hand and eager to help you select a book based on your reading interests. Delivery to your door is about the only service we dont offer!Drop in and check out a good read at DeSoto County LibraryBy KAREN SMOKEDESOTO COUNTY LIBRARY ASSOCIATION them apart with my water hose. Or maybe even a paintball gun. Now that might even be fun and worth getting chased around by them, now that I think of it. I saw a cartoon on Facebook that showed the perfect solution to keep zombies at bay while youre holed up in your house surround it with sideby-side treadmills, so theyd just keep walking and walking and never get to you. Of course, the jig would be up if you had a power outage, but it might be fun watching them out the window, walking and walking (while ghting off buzzards, of course). Another solution might be to keep a pack of dogs in your yard and not feed them. Then, hopefully they could eat all the zombies that came to see you. Why do we not hear stories about zombies attacking people in third world countries? I have my own theory about that. I think its because theyd be eaten themselves by all the starving folks there. Reminds me of a T-shirt my ve year-old grandson Charlie has that shows a Zombie wearing a football helmet with the caption If you cant beat em, eat em! How many of you do that Zumba dance/exercise routine? What if we could persuade them to like that, and if we look outside and see a herd of them approaching, we could crank up the music and theyd shake themselves apart doing the Zombie Zumba?! Of course, we know zombies dont really exist. Well, maybe some of us might be able to pass for one when we rst wake up with morning breath, ve oclock shadows, and bed hair. 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Arcadian | Page 6 The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 TODAY The City of Arcadia is holding a special public meeting on outdoor street sales in the antiques district, at 4:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers in the Margaret Way Bldg., 23 N. Polk Ave. The DeSoto County Veterans Council meets the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at Arcadia Elks Lodge. For details, call Tom Damron at 491-1404. TEAM Arcadia meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Margaret Way Building, 23 N Polk Avenue. The purpose of TEAM Arcadia is to unite community organizations and coordinate community improvement efforts. DeSoto County Historical Society meets at noon every second Thursday monthly at the Family Service Center annex, 310 W. Whidden St., Arcadia. Lunch is available for $6 at 11:30 a.m. Arcadia-DeSoto County Habitat for Humanity meets at 6 p.m. second Thursdays monthly at the Habitat ReStore, 111 N. Polk Ave. Call 494-4118 or 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. Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). Bring your own mat. For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. FRIDAY The DeSoto County Library is holding a reception for its Itty Bitty Art contest at 5 p.m. July 11. will be preaching and dinner will be on the grounds. Everyone welcome, and former members and friends are encouraged to see the new addition. Women in Fellowship Ministry meets every second Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at Greater Mt. Zion AME Church, 256 S. Orange Ave. Be uplifted, motivated and inspired by God. Free and open to the public. Light brunch is served. The John Morgan Ingraham House is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. DeSoto County Historical Society Research Library is open in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month, and by appointment. DeSoto County Library story time is at 10:30 a.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. SUNDAY Temple Baptist Church, 901 N. Mills Ave., will host a Revival Meeting July 13-18 and July 20, with services at 7 p.m. each weekday, and usual service times on Sundays July 13 & 20. Pastor Leroy Duncan will be preaching. MONDAY DeSoto County Veterans Honor Guard practices at 6 p.m. second Mondays monthly at the American Legion Post. The American Legion Post K-11 will meet at 7 p.m. on the second Monday, 2124 N.W. American Legion Drive. For more information, call Roger Bumgarner at 993-0129. The Amvets Ladies Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the second Monday each month. The American Merchant Marines Veterans, Robert J. MacAlvanah Chapter (Suncoast Chapter), meets at noon every second Monday at The Family Table Restaurant, 14132 S. Tamiami Trail, North Port. All Merchant Mariners and their spouses are welcome. For information, call 941-625-3234. Women of Worship WOW Womens ministry meets at 6:15 p.m. Monday at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. A women-only G.I.R.L.S. AA meeting is held at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 6 p.m. on Monday at 327 W. Hickory St. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church at 8 p.m. Monday, 327 W. Hickory St. Al-anon, offering help for families of alcoholics, meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays at Fort Ogden Methodist Church, 6923 S.W. River St. in Fort Ogden. Alcoholics Anonymous meets at the same time. For information call 941-426-7655 or visit www. The DeSoto County Homeless Coalition Community Resource Center is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1425 Martin Luther King St. The center provides referrals for mainstream resources, elderly food stamps (by appointment) and computer service. Salvation Army has office space on Wed. by appointment. For more information, call 491-5683. TUESDAY Arcadia City Council meets at 6 p.m. at the Margaret Way Building, 23 N. Polk Ave., Arcadi DeSoto Memorial Hospital offers free blood pressure screenings from 3 to 4 p.m. in the DeSoto Memorial Hospital McSwain room. Call 494-8432 for details. DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. third Tuesdays monthly. For information, contact PIO officer Marge Rikcer, call name KG4BWF. Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries Support Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. Every Tuesday night, line dance class at the Palace Dance Hall (17N). Beginners welcome. $3 donation. For more info, call Jennie Martin at 494-2749. Weight Watchers meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 1509 E. Oak St. For details visit www. and find a meeting or call 800-651-6000. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, at 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St. Donations gratefully accepted. WEDNESDAY Hiring Event will take place on July 16 from 11 a.m. to noon (for Veterans only) and for everyone from noon to 1 p.m, at all three CareerSource Heartland locations. (In DeSoto, 2160 N.E. Roan Ave., in front of the Turner Center). Be prepared to interview bring your resume dress for success. See www. for details. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. coffee all for only $6. Door prize and 50/50. So come on out and enjoy breakfast at the airport. 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 First Marine Division Association meets at 11:30 a.m. on the third Wednesday at Family Table Restaurant, 14132 Tamiami Trail, North Port. Call Carl Jones, 941-493-1408 for more information. Community for Seniors meets from 12:30-1:30 p.m. every third Wednesday at TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care administration building on Arcadia Avenue. Open to anyone interested in being a new member. For more information, call Lori Coker at 990-1340. DeSoto County Traffic Safety Team meets at 1:30 p.m. third Wednesdays monthly at the DeSoto County Commissioners room, 201 E. Oak St., Arcadia. Hearing Loss Association demonstrates amplified listening devices from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. third Wednesdays monthly at Charlotte County Cultural Center, 2280 Aaron St., Port Charlotte. For more information about HLA meetings, call 941-624-2947. Hour of Power Prayer time is held at noon at Freedom Fellowship Christian Ministries, 1528 N.E. Turner Ave. AA Brown Bagger meetings are offered every Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 304 W. Oak St. The Arcadia Eagles, 150 S. Polk Ave., now offers Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday evenings. Alcoholics Anonymous Serenity-Big Book meets at 8 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, W. Oak St. (State Road 70). Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion at Trinity Methodist Church, 304 Oak Street. 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 DeSoto Cares, a community group dedicated to searching out homelessness needs and solutions, meets on the first and third Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at the Housing Authority Conference Room. For details, call Rev. Ted Hanus at 993-3435. USDA Commodities Distribution takes place at Seventh Day Adventist Church, 2867 Ami Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You qualify if you receive Medicaid, Supplemental Social Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), Food Stamps, or are eligible based on income. Recipients must fill out a form each time to demonstrate qualification. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month at the DeSoto County Emergency Operations Center, 2200 Roan St., Arcadia. Anyone interested may attend. Talk in for the meetings is at 147.180+ DARC repeater. DeSoto County Historical Society Research Library is open in the Ingraham Seed House, 120 W. Whidden Street: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays (except for the second Thursday of the month), and by appointment. The John Morgan Ingraham House is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays, except the second Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Relaxation Yoga Class every Thursday, 5 p.m.-5:15 p.m., registration and yoga tea; 5:15-6:15 p.m., yoga class. Health Dept,. conference room, 34 S. Baldwin Ave. Drop-in $7/class, 8-class package $40 ($5 per class). For more information, call Christine at 244-1925. DeSoto County Library story time is at 3 p.m. at 125 N. Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia. Call 993-4851 for more information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. Alcoholics Anonymous Second Tradition meets at 7 p.m. at St. Edmunds Episcopal Church, 327 W. Hickory St. On the second and fourth Friday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Arcadia Housing Authoritys north side parking lot, the Sprout Farmers Market truck will bring free fruits and vegetables to low-income clients in Arcadia/DeSoto County. Three to five volunteers are needed each time. If you are interested in helping, call AHA at 494-4343. The Photography Group of DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council meets the second Friday of each month 3:30 5 p.m. at the DeSoto Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information contact Karen at Peace River Civil War Round Table meets at 1:30 p.m. second Fridays monthly at the Emerald Pointe clubhouse, 25188 E. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda. Lunch available. For more information, call 941-575-4269 or 941-639-0782. Arcadia Quilt Club meets from 9-11:30 a.m. Fridays at the Palace Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, Arcadia. Square Dancing classes are held at the Palace Square Dance Hall, 1627 N.E. Floridian Circle, from 7-9 p.m. every Friday. Robert at 813-601-1834 or Mary at 941-380-5336 494-2749 for information. Faith Mission provides free lunches for anyone in need, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 1109 S.E. 9th St., Arcadia. Donations gratefully accepted. SATURDAY Links to Success is holding it second Youth Leadership and Career Conference Art Reception and Award Ceremony from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The event includes an exhibit, When I Grow Up an art exhibit by middle school students created with assistance from DeSoto Arts & Humanities Council. The event is held at the Turner Center Exhibit Hall, 2250 N.E. Roan St. Refreshments served. RSVP to 990-0527 or DeSoto Arts and Humanities Council is sponsoring a Paint n Sip for its members and guests on July 12 at the offices of Mac Martins Florida Outdoor Properties, 207 E. Magnolia St., starting at 4 p.m. Jane Hilton will lead participants in painting a basic scene. Bring your own painting materials oils, watercolors, pastels, or whatever else youd like, a chair and easel or small table, plus canvas or paper. Come experience this fun introduction to creativity! After the painting, enjoy a BBQ pork dinner. Cost is only $5 for dinner, and each person will bring his/ her own beverages of choice and one side dish to share. RSVP to or call 863-703-0373 and leave a message with your name and the type of dish you will bring (salad, veggie, dessert etc.) Temple Baptist Church celebrates its 50th Anniversary on July 12 starting at 10 a.m., at 901 N. Mills Ave. Dr. George Sledd SPECIAL The Center for the Needy, at the corner of W. Pine St. and S. Orange Ave., is desperately in need of food, clothing, household goods (such as blankets, towels, cooking and eating utensils etc.), supplies anything a person in need might require. The center is dangerously low on food, its shelves are almost bare, and they need to replenish supplies. The cupboards have become almost bare now that the snowbirds have gone. Any donations are gratefully accepted, including cash, to help those in real need in our community. For more information, call 444-0499. The DeSoto County Library is holding a Summer Fun photo contest. Print your photo -either 4 x 6 or 5 x 7, vertical or horizontal mount it on cardboard or foam core (no border). One free entry per person; additional entries $1 each. Bring your photo to the library by July 12, fill out and attach label. Works will be displayed and the public can vote for their favorites through Aug. 14. Reception is at 5 p.m. August 15. Pick up photos by August 23. Four age groups: pre-K and elementary; middle school; high school; adult. No prizes, just bragging rights. Proceeds benefit DeSoto Co. Library Assoc. Addiction counseling Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 800-431-1754. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Page 7 | Arcadian Family AlbumFAMILY ALBUM PHOTOSSend us a photo to celebrate a birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary, etc. The Arcadian will run it free. We must have it no later than noon on Monday. Bring your photo to the office or e-mail to PHOTO PROVIDEDClio (Buddy) Miller went to Rainbow Bridge on Friday, June 20, 2014 surrounded by his family and Godmother. He was born in Florida in 1995, and came to live with Jim and Michelle Miller in Arcadia when he was about a year old. He remained with them until his death. He leaves behind his sister Mitzi Doodle and his adoptive parents, Jim and Michelle Miller. In lieu of cards or owers, please send donations to Canine Castaways in his memory.Over the Rainbow Bridge instructors. The goal is to teach the basics of networking, presentation and leadership to young people who have shown an interest in community volunteerism. This years student was Eve Pence. She went to the S4TL seminar at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Fla. Pence spoke to the Rotary Club about what she learned about effective leadership and how to build up individuals and to emphasize teamwork as a means to conduct a successful project. She also spoke about the insights she learned about how to adjust her own attitude in order to inspire others. The Rotary Club of Arcadia is a chartered club of Rotary International, a philanthropic char ity, which emphasizes its members service in their communities, in the workplace and around the world. Membership is open to people of all races, genders, ethnicity or religion so long as they display exemplary service in their community commensurate with the ideals of Rotary. The Rotary Club of Arcadia meets Tuesdays at noon at the DeSoto Memorial Hospital for a luncheon meeting. ROTARYFROM PAGE 5 PHOTO PROVIDED BY PAUL SEUSYRhonda Locke-Mixon, left, and Judy Kirkpatrick of Arcadia Rotary Club welcome Eve Pence following her participation at the Seminar for Tomorrows Leaders. did assemble an advisory committee to review candidates and they had some good ones but in the end, and with much controversy over the process, a divided Council opted to give the job to Tom Slaughter, who had been serving as Interim City Administrator. So weve had three local Interim Administrators moved into the top position permanently by bypassing the methodical process that residents had been promised. Whether or not Mandy Hines would have been the ultimate choice, we think the BOCC did a disservice to themselves, to Hines, and most importantly to DeSoto residents. They committed to follow a careful, deliberate process, only to dash the process a few weeks later. It leaves residents wondering if there might have been a better candidate in the mix there somewhere. Whats the harm in going through the entire process? Why rush through it? Why not take the time to consider all the prospective candidates? As Yogi Berra famously quipped, Its dj vu all over again. OUR VIEWFROM PAGE 4 T U R N Y O U R T R A S H I N T O C A $ H T U R N Y O U R T R A S H I N T O C A $ H TURN YO UR TRASH IN TO CA$H A DVERTISE IN TH E CLASSIFIEDS C ALL (941) 206-1200 (863) 494-2434 5641 Clark Rd., Sarasota Next to Dunkin Donuts @ I-75, exit 205 485348 CROWNS BRIDGES EXTRACTIONS IMPLANTS *Extractions not included. First consultation no charge. May change based on complexity of case. The patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment, or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination, or treatment, that is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to advertisement for the free, discounted fee, or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. General Dentist Lic#14423 Were the stimulus package for your dental needs. FREE! Consultation X-Rays & Exam D0150, D0330 Must Present Coupon Single Denture $249 Same Day Dentures Available! D5110, D5210 single. Must Present Coupon Crowns $475 D2751 Must Present Coupon Deluxe Denture Complete Set $750 (Reg. $1500) D5110, D5210 Must Present Coupon 941-822-0048 F R E E *FREE S E C O N D SECOND O P I N I O N OPINION Arcadia `! OJ1S)k4 AirIIIAl 000I /I I I I I/ I / II I IIII I OleI I IrEs 1 M!E-rr _j


Arcadian | Page 8 The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 A man was found hanging in his cell at the DeSoto County Jail Monday. According to Maj. James Vitali of the DeSoto County Sheriffs Office, the man apparently had attempted to hang himself using bed linens. When he was discovered during rounds by jail personnel, the man was still alive. He was initially taken to DeSoto Memorial Hospital, and from there air-lifted for further treatment. Vitali said there was no evidence to suggest foul play was involved. DCSO is doing an internal investigation and also called in FDLE to perform its own investigation of the incident. The mans name and his reason for being in the jail were not released pending the investigation.Man found hanging in jailThree people were injured one critically Monday around 5:50 p.m. in a truck/motorcycle wreck on Kings Highway. According to Florida Highway Patrol, Robert Morris, 59, of Arcadia was driving a 1988 Honda Goldwing north on County Road 769, with his passenger, 57-year-old Joni Doheny of Port Charlotte. As the motorcycle approached the curve by the Peace River Manasota Regional Water Authority treatment plant, it veered into the southbound lane of the highway, where James Davis, 56, of Port Charlotte was driving a 1994 GMC Jimmy. Davis attempted to avoid impact, and the Honda collided with the left front side of the truck. The bike came to rest against the east side guardrail while the truck ended up at the treeline on the east side of the highway. According to FHP, Doheny was airlifted to Tampa General in critical condition, while Morris and Davis were both in serious condition and airlifted to Lee Memorial and Blake Medical Center, respectively. FHP had not yet determined whether alcohol may have been a factor. Charges are pending further investigation.Three injured in bike/truck collisionA woman died during the Independence Day parade Friday. Lillith Ann Baldowski May, 47, of Arcadia, was riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle as part of the Open Road group of riders. According Woman dies during July 4 parade |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 witnesses, as the group reached the intersection of West Oak Street and Polk Avenue, May was observed laying her bike down and then appar ently suffering a medical trauma. DeSoto County Fire Rescue, which had passed that way only moments earlier as part of the parade, responded quickly but the woman reportedly could not be saved. May, known as Lilly by her friends, frequently stopped at the Open Road and friends there planned a celebration of her life after the viewing at Ponger-Kays-Grady in Arcadia on Wednesday afternoon. According to Ponger-Kays-Gradys website, May was born Nov. 26, 1966 in Silver Spring, Maryland and moved to DeSoto County in 2005. She is survived by her parents in Sarasota, two daughters, her grandmother, and three grandchildren. The DeSoto County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrests: James Franklin Barrs, 27, 8700 block of N.W. State Road 70, Arcadia. Charges: grand theft between $300$5,000 and giving false ownership to second-hand dealer with value under $300. Bond: $2,000. Andrew Ryan Bower, 21, 6600 block of S.W. Miami Ave., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Jonathan Matthew Ferguson, 31, 200 block of S. Hernando Ave., Arcadia. Charges: unarmed burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and petty theft between $100-$300. Bond: $5,500. Emigdio Zapata Galvan, 37, 200 block of N. Brevard Ave., Arcadia. Charges: violation of probation and failure to appear. Bond: none. Jessica Nole Kelso, 21, 1400 block of N.E. Hickory St., Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession or use of drug equipment, fleeing to elude an officer and driving while license is suspended. Bond: $2,240. Brad Merryl Ohmit, 39, West Palm Beach, Fla. Charge: driving without a valid license. Bond: $500. Michael Carl Stroman, 60, 1100 block of S.W. Golden Ave., Arcadia. Charge: domestic battery by strangulation. Bond: $750. Kevin Edward Wright, 47, 1500 block of State Road 31, Arcadia. Charges: burglary with assault or battery and criminal mischief with property damage between $200$1,000. Bond: $20,500. John L. Baker, 50, Rose Haven, IN. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: $2,370.71. Laquacy Qanique Carr, 21, Fort Myers. Charges: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $240. Lillie Mae Gray, 29, 1300 block of S.E. 2nd Ave., Arcadia. Charges: petty theft and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $240. Lorenzo Castellanos Lopez, 21, 1900 block of Dove St., Arcadia. Charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $120. Jan Eric Morel, 50, 3800 bloc of N.W. Valencia St., Arcadia. Charge: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Bond: $1,000. Sandra Lynne Murzym 28, 11900 block of S.W. Loop Terrace, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: released on recognizance. Natalia Nieto-Hernandez,40, 3400 block of Acorn Drive, Zolfo Springs. Charge: habitually driving while license is suspended. Bond: $2,000. James Thomas Payne, 31, first block of S. Monroe Ave., Arcadia. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Jessica Lois Payne, 36, rst block of S. Monroe St., Arcadia. Charge: disor derly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Kathy Media Pendergrass, 35, 6000 block of S.W. Sable Ave., Arcadia. Charges: possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession or use of drug equipment. Bond: $1,240. Omar Ramos Romero, 21, 1600 block of S.E. Hargrave St., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended. Bond: $120. Toney Eugene Washington, 47, 300 block of N. 13th Ave., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $200. Alicia Franchise White, 22, 100 block of Gordon St., Arcadia. Charge: possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana. Bond: $120. Gary John Brandt Jr., 29, 1300 block of N.E. Oak St., Arcadia. Charge: shoplifting, second offense. Bond: $500. Joseph Brantley, 31, 2600 block of S.W. County Road 760, Arcadia. Charge: battery. Bond: none. Vivien Mary Hannah, 49, Punta Gorda. Charge: disorderly public intoxication. Bond: $120. Carrie Louanne Lyons, 34, 600 block of N. Monroe Ave., Arcadia. Charge: out-of-county warrant. Bond: Robert Alan Ransom, 23, 1000 block of S.E. 8th Ave., Arcadia. Charge: unarmed burglary of an occupied swelling. Bond: $10,000. Marvin Allen Washington, 51, 800 block of Court St., Arcadia. Charges: two counts of failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $300. Brett Douglas Yates, 23, Brownsville, Fla. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Bryan Attwood Graves, 24, 1500 block of N.E. Strickland St., Arcadia. Charge: violation of probation. Bond: none. Kellie Ann Holder, 36, no address, Arcadia. Charge: forgery or alteration of public assistance documents with value of $200 or more. Bond: $1.500. Russell Wade Muse, 51, 2900 block of N.E. Ouray Drive, Arcadia. Charge: habitually driving while license is suspended. Bond: $2,000. Latoya Davis, 31, 200 block of W. Myrtle St., Arcadia. Charge: out-ofcounty warrant. Bond: $670. Timothy Carl Nicklow, 48, Lakeland, Fla. Charge: failure to support spouse or child. Purge: $980. The Charlotte County Sheriffs Office reported the following arrest: Ricardo Tyrone Kemp, 52, 400 block of W. Griffin St., Arcadia. Charge: driving while license is suspended, third or subsequent offense. Purge: $6,032.13. Compiled by Susan E. Hoffman | ROADWATCHEast Oak Street from Brevard Avenue (U.S. Highway 17) to Volusia Avenue and Volusia Avenue from East Oak Street to East Magnolia Street (State Route 70 eastbound) Crews have closed the on-street parking on the south side of East Oak Street and the west side of Volusia Avenue up to the Chamber of Commerce. The closures are necessary as crews continue installing a new drainage system. This project includes resurfacing, reconstructing curb at the intersection of Volusia Avenue and Magnolia Street, repairing sidewalk and making them ADA compliant. Estimated completion is end of 2014. The contractor is Bun Construction Company. U.S. 17 from south of S.W. Collins Street in Fort Ogden to County Road 760A south of Nocatee Work is under way to expand U.S. 17 to four lanes. Work includes clearing land for two new travel lanes to the east of the existing U.S. 17 travel lanes and drainage activities. Expect intermittent lane closures on S.W. Beard Street east of U.S. 17 while crews are working. The southbound shoulder will be closed during work hours for utility pipe removal between S.W. Hull Avenue and S.W. Collins Street. Motorists should be aware of work vehicles entering and exiting the roadway during the week. Motorists should also observe the posted speed limit and drive with caution. Expected project completion is the end of 2015. The contractor is Ajax Paving. U.S. 17 between Flanders Street and Joshua Creek Crews are working on driveways along the roadway. No lane closures are anticipated but motorists should be aware of trucks entering and exiting the highway. U.S. 17 at State Route 70 Crews are making foundation improvements to the corner of U.S. 17 and State Route 70. Lane closures are not anticipated. Pedestrians should be aware of temporary sidewalk installation at the eastbound corner of State Route 70 and the northbound corner of U.S 17. Project completion is expected in summer 2014. Trafc Control Devices Inc. is the contractor. U.S. 17 from Livingston Street to Karson Street Crews are working on the shoulder of the roadway. No lane closures are anticipated. Motorists should use caution while in the area and be aware of crews working near the roadway. State Road 70 Westbound (West Hickory Street) from North Lee Avenue to North Orange Avenue State Road 70 (West Hickory Street) has been reduced from two westbound lanes to one westbound lane between North Manatee Avenue and North Lee Avenue. North Lee Avenue, North Dade Avenue and North Manatee Avenue remain closed at S.R. 70 (West Hickory Street). Use West Walnut Street around the closure. The closure is necessary while crews install a new water main. Motorists should use caution and watch for changes in the trafc pattern. This project includes installing underground utilities beneath the roadway, removing and replacing asphalt and curbs, replacing driveway entrances, repairing sidewalk and adding detectable warning surfaces at the side streets. Estimated completion is end of 2014. The contractor is Bun Construction Company. GARAGESALELISTINGSALW AY SI NTHECLASSIFIEDS 50471420 IAndrea Bohannan863.494.2245We Can bond you out of anyCounty in FloridaFast Release Open 24/7301 N. Brevard Ave, Ste. D Arcadia, FL


The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Page 9 | Arcadian | OBITUARIESJames F. HallJames F. Jim Hall, 83, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014. Arrangements are by Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia.Arthur Harry PiccoloArthur Harry Chick Piccolo, 75, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Monday, June 30, 2014. Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte, Fla.Joyce Ann ConnellJoyce Ann Connell, 62, of Arcadia, Fla., got the Ultimate Healing and went home to be with the Lord Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Arcadia. She was born April 5, 1952, in Arcadia, where she was a lifelong resident. Joyce Ann was a homemaker who enjoyed shouting Bingo!!, and spending quality time with her family. Her greatest happiness was being with her grandchildren, who lovingly referred to her as Grammy. Joyce Ann was a member of North Hillsborough Baptist Church. Survivors are four sons, Michael Wayne Bunce, Leo Connell, Ruben Connell, and Dillan Connell, all of Arcadia; ve daughters, Angela (Bill) Duckett, Melinda (William) Fennell, Christina Susan Utman, Kayla Alligood, all of Arcadia, and Nikki (Todd) Harrison, of Lake Placid, Fla.; one brother, Joe John Sutton, of Arcadia; 15 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Joyce Ann is preceded in death by husbands Roger Utman (1990), and Gene Connell (2010); her parents, Benjamin Wayne Sullivan and Zoe Iris (nee Roan) Sutton; and two brothers. Visitation was conducted Tuesday July 8, 2014, at the chapel of PongerKays-Grady Funeral Home, Arcadia. Funeral services followed, ofciated by the Reverend Ellis Cross. Online condolences may be made at www. Arrangements are by Ponger-KaysGrady Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Arcadia.Helen L. McClellanHelen L. McClellan, 81, of Arcadia, Fla., passed away Sunday, July 6, 2014. She was born Nov. 22, 1932, in Fort Meade, Fla., and moved to Arcadia in 1966 from Bowling Green, Fla. Mrs. McClellan retired from G. Pierce Wood Hospital in Arcadia. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, gardening and shing. Helen is survived by her daughter, Connie Beckham; sons, Jimmy Beckham and Buddy (Nola) Beckham, all of Arcadia; special friend, Jean Barnett of Arcadia; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and ve great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Brown; son, Artie McClellan; and special friend, Barbara Harrison. Per Mrs. McClellans request, there will be no services. Memorial donations may be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238, or Jehovahs Witnesses, 17520, Lake Worth Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33948. OBITUARY POLICY Obituaries are accepted from funeral homes only. Theres no charge for publishing an abbreviated death notice. Full obituaries and repeat death notices will be subject to an advertising charge. Obituaries must be submitted to the Charlotte Sun; call 941-206-1000 for details. Please send e-mails to The American ag accompanying and obituary indicates a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. For more Words of Comfort, go to 1987: The Tater Hill Bluff Gang, that dastardly collection of bank robbers, cattle thieves and assorted other criminals, rode into downtown this week causing great alarm among the shopkeepers, bankers and merchants of the peaceful little town. In a series of daring, daylight robberies, members of the gang entered Tater Hill Jewelers, the Western Union Ofce and Eatons Mercantile, absconding with thousands of dollars. Around 10 oclock in the morning, the doors of Eatons swung open and a sight more horrible than mere words can express moved slowly toward the back of the store. Miss Rose Boggess wilted to the oor when the rst gang member red a shot into the oor to gain the attention of the proprietor. Mr. Dutch (Just Doing My Job) Mann was socializing in the ofce when the fracas began. Hand over the money, echoed through the store. Mr. Mann went straight to his duties of gathering the funds without putting up any resistance. At least three guns were held on Mr. Mann as he lled a canvas bad with the cash. One of the ignoble gang members reached down and removed the diamond engagement ring from the hand of the defenseless Miss Rose. The gang left the mercantile store in much the same way they arrived. They slipped out the front door to their waiting horses just as the robbers from the Western Union ofce and the Tater Hill Jewelers made their way around the corner. Sheriff Walter Brown had been summoned by a passer-by. He rounded up his men and as they came down Oak Street, there was a brief exchange of gunre. One deputy was slightly wounded in the shoulder. One gang member was arrested when his horse got out from under him and his friends deserted him. Later that same night while Willie (Sleepy) Wood was guarding the prisoner, members of the gang are believed to have sprung him from the jail. Duane (Colonel) Bachtold, leader of the gang, was notably absent from the days events. Rumors began circulating as to his health or possibly even This Week in DeSoto County Hayley Mercer hayleymariemercer@gmail.comCompiled from back issues of The ArcadianTHIS WEEK | 22 May the Lord fill your heart with love. Celebrative Worship Challenging Bible Study Connection With People Traditional Praise 8:30 -9:30 AM Sunday School/Life Groups 9:45 AM 10:45 AM Contemporary Praise 11:00 AM Noon 863-494-4345 DeSoto DeSoto Church Church Directory Directory ... And Make Your Choice from our Church Directory 471426 See Your Church in this spot For Only$ 7 5 0 $7.50 a week! Call Tami at 4 9 4 7 6 0 0 494-7600 for more details. First Baptist Church of Arcadia 1006 N. Brevard Ave. Loving God, Connecting with People, Expanding His Kingdom 9:30 Sunday School 10:45 Morning Worship 6:00 Evening Worship Wednesdays 6:00 AWANA & YOUTH 863-494-3622 See Your Church in this spot For Only $ 7 5 0 a week! $7.50 Call Tami at4 9 4 7 6 0 0 494-7600 for more details. Grace Lutheran Church 1004 W. Oak Street 494-7008 Pastor David E. Nabinger Saturday Prayer Service Starting at 4PM Sunday School 8:45 AM Sunday Worship 10 AM All Welcome! Pastor Ellis Cross 863-494-3455 Worship 11:00 AM Evening Worship 6:00pm Wednesday 6:30pm Thursday Youth Group 6pm North Hillsborough Baptist Church (253 N. Hillsborough Ave.) Fort Ogden United Methodist Church 6923 SW River St. 863.494.3881 Sunday School 9:00am Sunday Worship 10:00am (Nursery Childrens Church Provided) Mondays A.A. & Al-Anon 7:30pm Wednesday K-12 Ministry 5:30pm & Bible Study 6:30pm 5104 NW Oak Hill Ave. 863-494-6224 Pastor Dr. Howell Upchurch Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship 10:45 am and 6:00 pm Wednesday 6:30 pm for Prayer Group, Youth & Children Sunday Morning Worship Starting at 9:30 am Sunday School 10:45 am Sun. 4:30 p.m. UMYF Wed. 6:30 pm Bible Study Nursery Available Pastor Jim Wade View Service at: Trinity United Methodist Churc h To know Christ and to make Him know n 304 W. Oak Street 494-2543 St. Edmunds Episcopal Church 327 W. Hickory St. (70 W at Manatee) 863-494-0485 HOLY EUCHARIST Sunday 8 & 10 am Misa en espanol Dom 6pm PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHRIST CENTERED, CHRIST LED. 9596 Pine Level St., Arcadia 863494-0044 9am Children Church 9am Contemporary Service 10am Sunday School 11am Contemporary Service Wednesday Adult, Youth & Childrens Programs 7 PM Nursery Always Available Mt. Ephraim Baptist Church 2865 SW Co. Rd 661 Expository Preaching Sunday Prayer Time 9:20am Sunday School/Bible Study 9:45am Morning Worship 11:00am Evening Worship 6:00pm Wed. Fellowship Meal 5:45pm Prayer Meeting 6:30pm West on SR 70, left on SR 72, left on CR 661, 3.5 miles on right Office Phone: (863) 494-0307 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 209 W est Hickory Street Mission: Take Jesus with you wherever you go Worship: 9:45am Sunday School 11:00am Traditional Worship Casual, Family Oriented Arcadia, Florida Nocatee United Methodist Church Spanish English Class Tuesday Friday 7amNoon May 7th June 5th info 863-494-3881 First Christian Church of Arcadia 34 El Verano Ave. Arcadia (863) 558-0982 Sunday 9:30am Worship Service, Sunday Eve. & Wednesday at 6pm. Come hear the Bible preached and Christ is King ;FPO -7If/o


Arcadian | Page 10 The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Most of us have known people who were serene when every thing seemed to be crashing down around them. In the most trying of circumstances, they have remained trusting and calm. Those going to comfort them have come away comforted. The secret of such peace in times of peril is to allow God to carry our cares. We will never escape cares because they are part of being alive. Every circumstance and time of life has its own peculiar set of cares; therefore, we must guard against wishing our lives away looking forward to times we think will be less stressful than today. People who are struggling nancially may continually have money problems on their minds, but those who have plenty of money also have cares. Surprisingly, most studies show that wealthy people have more problems with worry and depression that those with less money. How then shall we handle lifes cares? According to the Bible, we are to worry about nothing and pray about everything. Faith and fear are opposites and as faith increases, fear decreases. I have a friend who was a prisoner of Nazi forces during World War II. While he was imprisoned, Allied bombing of that area kept increasing until the danger of being killed by friendly re became a greater threat than surviving imprisonment. Anxiety over this two-way jeopardy would have been unbearable but for a Bible verse he had memorized that provided him both strength and hope: Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain thee (Psalm 55:22). I keep this faith-builder on my ofce wall to remind me of how it helped my friend survive. My work has placed me with people in the most trying times of their lives. I have often been there when tears were owing, when all the castles had tumbled, when the feared and unwanted had become reality. But I have watched many of these same people rise up after their storms and get on with faithlled living, some even seeing their former trials as learning experiences that contributed to later gains. Businessmen who appeared to be on the brink of bankruptcy have prayed and worked their way back to success. Grieving people who thought the sun would never shine for them again because of losing loved ones in death have decided to let God carry their cares and have found His grace and comfort sufcient enough to enable them to smile again. Parents who had nearly despaired over their wayward children have hung on, kept the channels of communication open, prayed in faith and now rejoice in the good things that are happening in the lives of those they love. Women whose marriages of many years had crumbled when their husbands suddenly deserted them have been the most amazing of all in nding strength to rebound and nd purpose in living. Whatever youre facing today, remember you dont have to carry these burdens alone. God loves you and awaits your prayers. Hes ready to carry your cares. Roger Campbell is an author, a broadcaster and columnist who was a pastor for 22 years. He can be reached at God carry your cares Roger Campbell July is my birth month, so each year I do a little review what has happened, what is current, and what does the future hold. Its always amazing how lengthy that little exer cise has become. The past is a personal mixture of some acute sorrows, softened in time by many successes. The new things that have occurred in the 85 years I have lived are almost unbelievable television, the computer and all its additions, the part women now play in society (with perhaps a president in the near future?), the change in entertainment (does anyone remember the drive-in movies?), even the diets we now embrace along with our year-round comfortable homes. Progression suggests changes ... and yet some things wed never change the importance of family and of course the freedoms in our wonderful country, especially those that we often take too much for granted. Which brings us to the future. It is full of exciting promises for mankind: medical breakthroughs, exciting new inventions, advances in education, and each of us could add our favorites, but one, now being tested, really grabbed my imagination the proposed self-driving car. Charlie Rose had an interesting program on one evening. With him were two men who were involved in testing this new creation, which operates with lasers and cameras. Can you imagine simply programming your destination, then climbing into your car, relaxing while watching the scenery, reading a book, or even doing a crossword puzzle, until your destination is reached when you will alight, completely relaxed. The researchers noted that statistics prove that most accidents are due to human error, so maybe its time for computers to take over. Although one of the primary intentions of this new driving system is to reduce the tragic teen-age accident rate, I think its benet to seniors is equally, if not more, important. A trip to the doctor, a shopping excur sion, even pleasure trips, especially after-dark activities when we seniors now look for a chauffeur, could be handled with ease, if this actually becomes a successful mode of transportation. But we must be patient; the self-driving cars are currently being tested, especially in California, but production isnt anticipated until 2020, according to a June 1 article in the Suns Flair section. So I guess Id better give my healthy diet a longevity check; Id love to be around to take a ride.As time goes by From a Senior Viewpoint Lois Hendricks Melissa Roberts, director of First Baptist Church Arcadias Weekday Education Ministry, had an idea to use the blank walls in the Education Center to further teach the children in her charge. She called a well-known Arcadia artist, Rita Hamrick, to create a mural on the walls to her specications depicting well-known Bible verses. The result was an astonishing work of art that the children, as well as adults, love. Hamrick notes that as she worked on the murals, the children would come in on Monday mornings eager to see what she had added. Now that the murals have been completed, church members not associated with WEM take tours and appreciate Hamricks countless hours spent developing, drawing and painting the mural. Hamrick has lived in Arcadia since the age of 11 and has always loved to draw. In elementary school her favorite class was Art. Her teacher appreciated her talent and encouraged her, she said. That teachers husband was the high school art teacher and helped Hamrick to develop her talent further. She has had no other formal art training but has used her God-given talent. One of her other most recent murals is at K&J Produce on State Road 70-East behind the old Sweetbay building. She has also been asked to do addi tional work on the mural at As Sandwich Shop, originally painted in 1995. The West Elementary Schools cafeteria stage has her mural of cowboys at a roundup with the chuck wagon and one of the children on the fence, which was a portrait of her son in rst grade. (He is now in high school.) She has done work for other churches in the area with murals behind their baptismals. She has also done many portraits, which are her favorite subjects. Hamrick lives in Arcadia with her husband, Robert, who helps her by painting in solid colors and offers her appreciated criticism, and her youngest son Caleb. Pastor Matt Clayton, senior pastor, said, Anything that we can do to reach our children is a high priority and I think Melissa and Rita have given them a wonderful example of Gods creation in this mural. He invites the community to stop by and enjoy the mural. The churchs ofce hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1006 N. Brevard Avenue, Arcadia, across from the hospital. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. with worship time at 10:45 a.m. For more information, call the church ofce at 863-494-3622.New murals at church draw childrens interestBy CHARLOTTE NYMARKFIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ARCADIA Rita Hamrick painted several murals in the childrens area at First Baptist Church Arcadia. PHOTOS BY CHARLOTTE NYMARKRita Hamrick poses by one of the murals she painted at First Baptist Church Arcadia in the Education Center. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Page 11 | Arcadian Friendship Missionary Baptist Church hosted its annual Vacation Bible School June 16-20. The VBS was overseen by Rev. Louis C. Anderson Jr., pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Arcadia. He was also the chauffeur most of the week, along with Deacon Robbie Clifton. The theme for this years VBS was Keeping Your Space Clean and Green. Youth and adults in attendance learned how to protect the environment to help live healthy and happy lives. They also took a verbal oath to protect the earth and all living things. The VBS also featured three guest speakers. First was Deacon Richard Bowers, who discussed the impor tance of education, staying focused, team building and respect. The second speaker was Marvella Hearns, who told talked about summer safety awareness, providing information on how to be safe while swimming at the beach, pools and other locations. She also provided information on spinal injuries and accidents that can occur from having rugs on the floor. Finally, she discussed the dangers of driving while intoxicated, and the importance of having designated drivers. The last guest speaker was DeSoto County Sheriffs Deputy Craig Altman, who told the students about the role of law enforcement in the community, and the differ ences between positive and negative peer pressure. Altman also touched on topics ranging from gun safety, illegal drug and substance use and the importance of education. At the end of VBS, participants reviewed workbook lessons and the topics presented from the guest speakers. VBS Director Dezerene Jackson and VBS instructors Carla Anderson, Karri Greene, Robbie Clifton, Markia Jackson and Deborah Clifton presented attendees with certificates of completion, as well as recognition awards. After the presentations, the group enjoyed food that was prepared by the Friendship Missionary Culinary Committee. Rev. Anderson and the Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Family would like to thank all the parents and guardians for joining us to make this VBS session an awesome experience for all involved! Special thanks to Clara Nunnally, Evelyn Joyner, Annette Campbell, Cecyl Watson and Sandra Simons for all you do. See you next year! Bible school session a success Rev. Louis C. Anderson Jr. (right) helped present certicates of achievement to Vacation Bible School participants. PHOTOS PROVIDEDDCSO Deputy Craig Altman was one of three guest speakers at the Friendship Missionary Baptist Churh Vacation Bible School. FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Students go over their workbooks during Vacation Bible School. rfnffnr rfntfbftbbb btb n nfftfffffbttfbftft 50471422 E Cypress St[oil i a9< : ar k .o m o mzDr. Laura DeStefanoHickory StLewellyn CasselsARNP


Arcadian | Page 12 The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Independence Day parade fills streets of Arcadia in red, white and blue ... and its antique cars like this lovingly restored 1926 Ford ... ... its beauty queens like Queen Hailey Andrews and her court decked out in red, white and blue ... ... its the DeSoto County Historical Society, towing an old-fashioned Conestoga wagon as a reminder of our shared American history ... ... the DeSoto County Sheris Mounted Posse, bringing law and order just as in days of yore ...ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY THOMAS SIMMONS ... School Superintendent Karyn Gary and Lockie Gary waving ags along the route ... ... and children like Arcadian Blaine Wilson and Hailey Hunter from North Dakota riding Marley, a beautiful paint horse. The bombs bursting in air ... FIREWORKS PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Page 13 | Arcadian Independence Day parade fills streets of Arcadia in red, white and blue ... the DeSoto County Sheris Mounted Posse, bringing law and order just as in days of yore ... ... crowds of spectators braving the heat as the parade marches along West Oak Street ... ... a genuine Florida Cracker like cowboy Mike Strickland, promoting the Cracker Trail Ride which crosses Florida along the old Cracker Trail, now Routes 64 and 66 from Bradenton to Fort Pierce each February ... ... a bearded dragon named Zilla, hitching a ride on Travis Coles shoulder along the parade route ... ... Skyla Hunter, 1-1/2 years, fascinated by the colors and sounds of the parade ... ... the ARC Angels Flag Team demonstrating the skillful maneuvers that won them a championship title this year ... r ,, ., ',w. I ,III ,I -ia?.A f I I .ti Wr1 t )4L ; I k .; .' S' I : a;, 2 1; { r% ?, -' 't 4 p I2 h1,.4t Otis. rii!$e;;: ;' :. _rEW ---'" ', .r.`>,,.f .+, r .: A,h"a if s ,F... '' ,) .:' Ise ... #.,_ l', k 2...:.:'.sue I1 /9O` ?/I y., ky \ : : -jjSfr4 L 1I -. I-.--!;L' -(.', pi.. ' EJ ,' x, r1 t 4. : 4111111_ .III ',``. --!,N* N,; I. T4 J :1 r c k ffi1j .wfkt I ,'r,. A1;4 'S. I ., ... jI]L1J:.4 ii _


SPORTS DeSotoEXTRA The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Arcadian | Page 14 Girls basketball coach Joe Davis had three simple goals when he opened the gym this summer: Enjoy the game; learn the game; and have fun. He starts with basic drills and fundamentals, followed by some game play that incorporates the style of play he hopes to have his team play next season. We open the gym on Monday and Wednesday afternoon, and have 9-12 girls attending, Davis said. Using his low-key approach, Davis is constantly talking to the girls, giving pointers and explaining the fundamentals of basketball while they go through drills or run a set play. He is also pleased to have some help this year. Last year I ran the junior varsity and varsity programs myself, he said. This year I have some quality help with Cara Wilson and Tony Washington assisting me. While the assistants might be helping a post player with a proper drop step, Davis is showing the wing players a proper pick-and-roll. The girls then run the play again, trying to put all the pieces together. The last half-hour of open gym is usually supervised play. Supervised in that the coaching staff is demonstrating the proper outlet pass, and players are lling in the fast break lanes. The girls work up a pretty good sweat in the gym on a Florida afternoon, but they dont seem to mind by the smiles on their faces. Davis then brings them all together at the end to thank them for coming and discuss whats next for the summer. Along with the basketball education comes a bevy of joking comments, hearty laughs and an obvious sense of team building, demonstrating that Davis goals are becoming a reality.Open gym brings summer fun, learningBy DAVE BREMERARCADIAN SPORTS WRITER PHOTOS BY DAVE BREMERAlthough they are rening their basketball skills, one of the main goals of the summer open gym sessions is to have fun. Players work on a fast break drill during a recent open gym. Girls basketball coach Joe Davis demonstates how to properly position for a pass during a recent open gym session. Girls basketball coach Joe Davis helps shows proper pick-androll technique to players at a recent open gym session. mummar=74Nloz*softIs,


The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Page 15 | Arcadian DCAAA softball action Jarrett Zolkos takes a break between pitches during last Thursdays game. Nick Konstantinidis lets a low pitch glide by during recent game action. David Serena waits for the pitch during recent DeSoto County Adult Athletic Association softball action. Former DeSoto County High School varsity baseball member Tony LaLonde warms up before his teams game. PHOTOS BY STEVEN JEWELLThe Four Queens co-ed squad is all smiles after finishing a recent game in DCAAA league action. Visit the following businesses and shop local for quality service and customer service. LAWN EQUIPMENT BOWLING GREEN SMALL ENGINE SERVICE, INC. LAWN AND GARDEN EQUIPMENT (863) 375-4056 PO Box 309 (863) 375-4057 4702 U.S. Hwy 17 N. Mon.-Fri. 8-5:30 Bowling Green, FL 33834 Sat. 8-12 for only $12.50 a week! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Contact Tami at 494-2434 Tami at 494-2434 for more information for more information AUTOMOTIVE Performance Automotive Total Car & Light Truck ServiceF R E E F r o n t E n d I n s p e c t i o n FREE Front-End Inspection 505 S. Brevard Ave., Arcadia 863-491-8500 WE OFFER 4-WHEEL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT AND WE WONT STEER YOU WRONG! Complete computer capabilities on all vehicles PHILS AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE Domestic/Foreign Tires Brakes A/C Repair Wheel Alignment Computer/Electrical Diagnostics Cooling Systems Steering & Suspensions 3193 NE Hwy 17 Arcadia 863-993-1141 #1 two years running! GLASS CLUTTER ClutterBustersLicensedandInsuredRunningoutofroom?Toomuchstuff? Wehavethesolution!Specializingindisposingofunwantedjunk. ResidentialCommercialShedsBarnsStorageUnits FREEconsultations,appraisals&estimatesCallLewisH.Parkerat(863)990-0273 COMPUTER SERVICES Arcadia, FL 34265 Ph: (863) 491-0497 Computer Service & Repairs, Sales And Networking P.C. SOLUTIONS Mobile Business Service Microsoft Partner Dell Registered Partner 863-491-0497 ADVERTISE HERE! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Tami at 494-2434 for more information 50471269 ADVERTISE HERE! for only $12.50 a week! Contact Tami at 494-2434 for more information REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services From the Coast to the Country Mac Martin, Broker/Owner TINT WINDOW FILM 863-444-0313 HECTOR COBBLE Mobile Unit HOT TIPS COLD FACTS Clearly THE BEST Guaranteed Auto Home Commercial Boat got tint? CHILD CARE Mrs. Bs Learning Center Where Your Children Are My Children VPK School Readiness Full Time and Part Time Care Taking enrollments for children 1 to 5 years old (not in school) 721 N. Robert Arcadia, FL 34266 Phone (863)491-0404 LIC# C12CE0027 We're at Your er v ic eC J `r R ft -9 -ET F N A -0 NIT4 THAT WORKS FOR YOUR RUSINESDESOTO GLASS & MIRROR, INC.135 N. Volusia Ave. I Arcadia, Florida 34266All Phases of Glass WorkCOMMERCIAL and RESIDENTAILMOBILE AUTO GLASS Martin Realty eWe come to you!(863) 494-2683 (863) 494-2100Ron & Lorrie Collins 24-Hour EmergencyL I L


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The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Page 17 | Arcadian Arcadia Garden Club members and friends toured a local buttery nature area owned by Bob and Suzanne Wilk. The Wilks retired to DeSoto County and acquired 10 acres of unique landscape. The location allows them to grow an array of plants, shrubs and trees including tropical plants that cannot be easily grown in most parts of DeSoto County due to the temperatures. Participants enjoyed observing butterflies throughout the walk in the forest. Butteries are found on all continents except Antarctica. In the United States and Canada, more than 750 species of butteries have been recorded. Florida has 102. Most butteries in the wild live seven to 10 days, but some with a more advanced diet may live up to six months. Butteries and moths are similar in appearance but have different characteristics. For example, butteries usually y doing the day and moths usually y at night. The Wilks encouraged the group to create their own buttery habitat. By knowing more about the physical environment, we can attract the type of butteries that t our garden and landscaping preferences. For example, before planting, learn your plants preferred environment. Do not be guilty of putting a wrong plant in the wrong place. Some plants do well in either shade or sun with the difference being the color of the foliage. A Cocoplum bush will be a dark green when grown in the shade and a much lighter leaf color if grown in the sun. When removing a plant from a pot, do not pound the pot. Instead, gently tap the pot until the plant loosens from the sides. When taking a cutting, make the cut in the early morning rather than when the sun is hot. Fertilizing is key. As a rule, do not buy the generic 6-6-6. Know your specic soil requirements. In this area, often an 18-6-12 is recommended. Mulching is a great weed control method. It will also reduce freeze kill and will decrease the need for water. The two hour tour led by Bob Wilk started with a sign that read, Welcome Family and Friends. Enter with a happy heart. The tour identied many varieties of philodendron, fern, bromeliads and palms as well as a variety of other plants, trees, and vines including bamboo. A common misconception is that all bamboo is bad. The running type of bamboo is destructive and very invasive. However, clumping bamboos can be planted without fear of spreading beyond their assigned territory. Their rhizomes, the underground stems, are quite different from the running type. All attendees were grateful to the Wilks for their willingness to share their knowledge and expertise as well as live cuttings from their loved surroundings. The garden club will be looking into additional day road trips to see the real natural Florida.Garden Club visits local nature areaBy JAMIE PIPHERARCADIA GARDEN CLUB Snow on the Mountain adds a touch of color and has a delicate, airy look. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JAMIE PIPHERThe Golden Dew Drop is so named because after the bloom, the seed pods turn a bright golden color. This is one of several varieties of bleeding hearts on the property. The Tupelo is found throughout the Everglades and the Florida Keys. The Jacaranda tree, native to South America, is covered in spring with showy trumpet-shaped purple owers. 50471424 D E R M A T O L O G Y DERMATOLOGY American Dermatology Associates Inc. Jennifer Trent, M.D., Board Certified ALWAYS BE SEEN & CARED FOR BY THE DOCTOR! MEDICAL Rashes Acne, Rosacea Skin, Hair, Nail, Disorders Psoriasis Eczema SURGICAL Skin Cancer Mohs Surgery Moles Skin Tags Keratoses COSMETIC Botox Juvederm Collagen Lasers for Veins, Brown Spots Hair Removal T H E G O L D S T A N D A R D THE GOLD STANDARD Evening & Weekend Appointments Available Most Insurance & Medicare Accepted Sarasota Medical Center at Doctors Hospital 5741 Bee Ridge Road, Suite 450 Sarasota, FL 34233 (941) 379-6647 AS MS19381rE C E 4La ]DLaG3D


Arcadian | Page 18 The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Slice open a chayote, Sechium edule, and you will see what makes it a most unusual member of the Cucurbitaceae family. Often this pearshaped squash will be split at the blos som end and roots and a stem sprout may be showing. The chayote squash contains only one large seed. Chayote is native to southern Mexico and Guatemala, but its cultivation has spread to tropical and subtropical regions around the world. Chayote is grown commercially in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico and the Dominican Republic and is available year-round. Along its journey it picked up many different names, including vegetable pear, mirliton, choko, cho-cho or chowchow, christophene, papamelo and mango squash. Chayote grows on a vine that may reach 30 feet or more in a single season. The entire fruit is planted. Chayote develops a large thickened root that enables it to be grown as a perennial crop. The slender but brous stems are covered with rough leaves 4 to 8 inches long and wide with three to ve angular lobes. The vine is an aggressive climber, clinging to any support with numerous tendrils. Flowers are borne in clusters on stems arising out of the leaf axils. There are several male owers and usually one or two female owers in each cluster. The owers are small and greenish to greenish white. Fruits mature about 30 days after owering. Chayote squash are typically 3 to 7 inches long and weigh from a few ounces to about a pound. The fruit is irregularly pear-shaped and may have small prickles or spines on the surface. Pale green is the typical color; chayote may also vary from yellow to dark green. The rm esh is pale green to white with a mild crisp avor described as being between cucumber and zucchini squash. Chayote seed germinates within the fruit even while it is still on the vine. Because seed cannot be saved, variants are mostly conned to the geographical area where they originated. Some chayote vines produce up to four harvests per year. In Florida most fruit is produced in November. Although the fruit is the part eaten in most parts of the world, all parts of the chayote plant are edible. In Taiwan the plant is grown for its shoots, which are known as dragon whiskers. In Australia where it goes by the name Choko, a rumor has existed for years that the chunks of fruit in McDonalds apple pies are actually chayote. Perhaps the explanation of the rumor is that many recipes in tropical regions where apples do not grow suggest using chayote to extend canned apples to make pie lling. Chayote retains its rmness and consistency after cooking, freezing and reheating. The starchy roots may be eaten also, cooked as potatoes. Vines and roots are also used as animal fodder. The brous stems have been used in rope making and crafts. Chayote also has medicinal uses. Tea made from the leaves is an aid in dissolving kidney stones and is also used to treat arteriosclerosis and hypertension. The fruit also has a slight diuretic effect. Chayote may be planted at any time of the year, but usually are planted at the beginning of the rainy season. Chayote vines are tender and will be killed by frosts, but usually will resprout in spring if the root is well mulched. Fruits are not injured by light frosts, and may be left hanging on the withered vines until needed. The plant may be fussy to grow at rst, but if you get a plant established it may produce well for two to three years or even longer, and a single healthy plant is capable of producing hundreds of fruits in its second or third year. Plant this rapidly growing climber in rich well-drained loose soil to encour age it to form a large root mass and a sturdy vine. Chayote is affected by root-knot nematodes; planting near a concrete foundation where part of the root may grow under the slab will often allow it to thrive despite nematode attack. Soil should be high in organic matter. Be sure soil drains well as too much moisture encourages root rot. Purchase a chayote and keep it in a cool dark place for a few weeks. (But not in the refrigerator temperatures below 50 degrees inhibit growth.) When a sprout emerges from the large end, plant the entire fruit on its side with the tip of the shoot just above the soil. Give the plant a thorough watering at least once a week and mulch to conserve moisture in hot dry weather. Provide a sturdy trellis for the vine to climb on. Guide the vine up at rstit will soon take over. Be sure your chayote vine has adequate nutrition fertilize with well-rotted manure or compost at planting time, midsummer and when fruits begin to form. In the fall if the vine has attained sufcient length, sprays of owers will begin to appear, although you may not even notice the small blossoms. Sometime in October youll begin to see small green fruits. Fruits may be harvested as soon as they reach about 2 inches. Young fruits are used for pickles and relishes or may be sliced into salads. Chayote has a very mild avor by itself, so it is often seasoned or mixed with other vegetables. Chayote is a good source of amino acids and vitamin C. Mature fruits keep well for 4 to 5 weeks. To serve as a vegetable, peel and slice and boil lightly to retain the crisp avor. No need to remove the seed, it is edible. Drain and serve with pepper, herbs and butter. Or make stuffed mirliton, a popular Creole dish. Boil or steam whole fruits until tender, then cut in half and scoop out esh. Saut chopped onion and green pepper in olive oil and add the chopped esh. Cook until soft and add bread crumbs, seasonings, and chopped cooked shrimp. Mix in raw egg and pile the mixture in the chayote shells, dot with butter and bread crumbs and bake until hot throughout and bread crumbs are browned. If you like to grow unusual vegetables, try planting chayote.Chayote squash of many namesOver the Garden Gate Al & Karen Smoke ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY AL SMOKE Chayote grows on a rapidly growing vine. Provide a sturdy trellis for the vine to climb on. Guide the vine up at rst it will soon take over. Chayote may be grown as a perennial crop, and although the top may be harmed by freezes, it will usually come back from the root. Chayote is native to Guatemala and Mexico, but has been introduced to tropical and subtropical regions around the world. Along its journey it picked up many dierent names, including vegetable pear, mirliton, choko, cho-cho or chowchow, christophene, papamelo and mango squash. Weather SummaryAccording to Floridas Automated Weather Network, rainfall ranged from zero to 4.52 inches this past week. Pierson (Volusia County) received the most rain with 4.52 inches, followed by Citra (Marion County) with 3.45 inches. Per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated July 1, Florida is drought free for the second week. The highest temper ature was 96 degrees at Marianna (Jackson County). The lowest temperature in the state was 62 degrees at Defuniak Springs (Walton County), Carrabelle (Franklin County) and Monticello (Jefferson County).Fruit and VegetablesWatermelon harvest was completed in Levy County but was wrapping up in Jackson County. Squash harvest was also wrapping up in Jackson County. Fruits and vegetables being harvested in Miami-Dade County included: okra, boniato and malanga. Okra, boniato and malanga were also being planted in Miami-Dade County.Field CropsThere was an average of 6.4 days suitable for field work, up from 6.2 days the previous week. Hay was being cut in the Panhandle and north Florida. Escambia and Santa Rosa county farmers are catching up on their spraying schedules. Rice harvest began in Palm Beach County. Peanut pegging was ahead of the previous year and the 5-year average. Peanut condition was mostly good for the State.Widespread rain helps keep state drought-freeFOR THE WEEK ENDING JUNE 29 REPORT | 22 50471262 Transportation available call 990-2340 IMWET"*h,,,L,JeJuj Love If oneofaKindraTAKE GZIa ZITHE C 2U1D 91OE!July El3 GamuIt I5:30 [i)Dm 0.00 pmgrafts 0 C3=cam 0 Binn.rBibb 05SOO C 3 0 MusigB =3o 3'31 (3MLTJD[g00 FREE 005104 NW Oak Hill Ave, Are iply.'all 990.2 340 for more informbtion -


The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Page 19 | Arcadian SP20648ArcadiaEnglewoodNorthPortPortCharlottePuntaGordaVeniceclassifieds SunsationalSellers Classifications 4W aysToPlaceanAdRealEstate1000 Employment2000 Notices3000 Financial4000 BusinessService5000 Merchandise/GarageSales6000 T ransportation/Boats7000 LOCALCALL 863-494-7600 LOCALFAX 863-494-3533 EMAIL SUNNEWSPAPERS.NET/CLASSIFIEDSWEBSITE $8.00Merchandisevalueupto$500.PrivateParty Ads.3Linesfor7Days.Pricemustbeinad. NoRefunds.Somerestrictionsapply. Merchandisevaluedupto$501to$1,000. PrivatePartyAds,3Linesfor7Days.Pricemust beinad.Norefunds.Somerestrictionsapply. $9.95PHOTOSPECIALADDAPHOTOFORONLY$10FREEADS!Gotosunnewspapers.netandplaceyourFREE3linemerchandisead.Youradwill runfor7daysinprintandonline.FREEADSareformerchandiseunder$500andtheadmust beplacedonline.Oneitemperadandthepricemustappearinthead.Somerestrictionsapply. MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE 1090 NEW PALM HARBOR VELOCITY MODELS!3/2 starting in the 50s, 4/2 starting in the 60s Limited time offer!! 800-622-2832*Se habla espanol COMMERCIAL/ INDUSTRIALPROP1620 ARCADIA 5.26 ac By Owner! House & Shop, 800 ft. Hwy 17 Frontage, Zoned Comm. Info. 863-494-5540 or 863-244-3585 MEDICAL2030 DeSoto Health & Rehabhas the following job opportunities available:PT, OT & ST for PT/PRNRN, LPN & CNA for all shiftsDietary Manager F/TCook P/T & F/T Fax resume to: (863)-494-9470 For questions call: (863)-494-5766 SKILLED TRADES2050 IMMEDIA TE OPENING BACKHOE OPERATOR 1 for dirt crew experience in lake excavation 1 for water, sewer & storm pipe installation TAILMAN For pipe crew FINISH DOZER OPER. exp. in finishing lake slopes LOADER OPERATOR expd in clearing and burning For well-established construction company providing excellent pay and benefits. Please apply in person at 3801 North Orange Ave., Sarasota, FL 34234. Or send resume to: EOE/DFWP FICTITIOUS NAME3112 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name Arcadia Antiques & More located at 23 W. Oak St. in the County of DeSoto, in the City of Arcadia, Florida 34266 intends to register the said name with the Division of Cor p orations of the FICTITIOUS NAME3112 Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Arcadia, Florida, this 10th day of July, 2014. /s/ Glenda K. Lewis PUBLISHED 7/10/14 131159 3061824 NOTICE OFACTION3116 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014 DR 0325 Jayne Odell Brosnihan, Petitioner and John Michael Brosnihan, Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DIS SOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: John Michael Brosnihan Last Known Address:1650 SE Hargrave St. Arcadia, FL 34266 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 the Petitioner, Jayne Odell Brosnihan whose address is, 195 Cherokee Lane, Wauchula, FL 33873 on or before August 4, 2014 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 115 E. Oak St. Arcadia, FL 34266 before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in this petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your curr ent address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915). Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. Dated: July 2, 2014 MITZIE W. MCGAVIC CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /S/ N. Daughter Deputy Clerk Published 7/10/14, 7/17/14, 7/24/14, 7/31/14 131159 3060200 NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. 142014CP000068CPAXMA Division Twelfth IN RE: ESTATE OF Joseph D. Zeleznik Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of Joseph D. Zeleznik, deceased, whose date of death was June 8, 2014, and whose social security number are xxx-xx-7069, is pending in the Circuit Court for DeSoto County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate on whom a copy of this NOTICE TO CREDITORS3120 notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF THE COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is July 10, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: Eugene E. Waldron, Jr. Primary Service E-mail: Secondary Service E-mail: Florida Bar No. 0794971 Eugene E. Waldron, Jr., P.A. 124 N. Brevard Ave Arcadia, Florida 34266 T elephone: (863) 494-4323 Personal Representatives: Mary Elizabeth Artz 7403 Reservation Drive Springfield, Virginia 22153 PUBLISHED 7/10/14 & 7/17/14 228541 3061311 Seize the sales with Classified! NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000670 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR MORGAN STANLEY ABS CAPITAL 1 INC. TRUST 2007-SEA1, Plaintiff, vs. VICTOR R. HERNANDEZ, ET AL., Defendants ORDER RESCHEDULING THE FORECLOSURE SALE THIS CAUSE, having come before me upon Plaintiffs Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale, and the same having been considered, and the Court being otherwise fully advised in the premises, it is hereby: ORDERED AND ADJUDGED as follows: 1. Clerk of this Court shall sell the property at public sale on July 24, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., to the highest bidder for cash, except as set forth hereinafter at the SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse; 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes, and as set forth in the Final Judgment entered by the Court on April 19, 2013. DONE AND ORDERED in Arcadia, at DESOTO County, Florida, this 30th day of May, 2014. /s/ Don T. Hall Judge PUBLISHED 7/10/14 & 7/17/14 232598 3061370 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE3122 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2014 CA 000064 SYNOVUS BANK, Plaintiff, vs. BEAR RUN, INC., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to the Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure entered on June 25, 2014 in the above-referenced matter pending in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266 at 11:00 a.m. on August 7, 2014, the following property described below, situated in DeSoto County, Florida, as set forth in the Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure: THE PHYSICAL ADDRESS IS: 10604 County Road 761 Arcadia, Florida 34269 DESCRIPTION OF THE REAL PROPERTY: COMMENCE AT THE NW CORNER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 23 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE S 89 E ALONG NORTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 24, 300.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 395.81 FEET; THENCE S 00 W AND PARALLEL TO WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 24, 2126.81 FEET TO NORTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF COUNTY ROAD C-761 (FORMERLY STATE ROAD NO. 761); THENCE N 50 W ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY, 506.86 FEET; THENCE N 00 E AND PARALLEL TO WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, 1810.78 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. Any person who is claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. 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 Jury 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. DATED this 27th day of June 2014. ADAMS and REESE LLP 1515 Ringling Boulevard, Suite 700 Sarasota, Florida 34236 Phone: (941) 316-7600 Fax: (941) 316-7676 Primary e-mail address: Secondary e-mail address: Counsel for Plaintiff By: Daniel C. Guarnieri Florida Bar No. 914401 Published 7/3/14 & 7/10/14 368980 3059140 Employ Classified! NOTICE OFSALE3130 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 14-2010-CA-000965-CAAX-MA BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. GARY D. WYNN, JR.; SHELLY M. WYNN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: LOT 11, BLOCK 20, KING AND BAKER SUBDIVISION, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE 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 105 AND IN PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 63, INCLUDING ANY REVERSIONARY INTEREST IN THE ALLEYWAY ADJOINING THERETO BY VACATION OF ALLEYWAY AS SHOWN IN O.R. BOOK 115, PAGE 215, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID INTEREST IN THE ALLEYWAY ABOVE DESCRIBED BEING: TO CENTERLINE OF ALLEYWAY ADJACENT TO THE WEST BOUNDARY OF SAID LOT 11. TOGETHER WITH A 1983 SINGLE-WIDE MOBILE HOME, VIN# EG03962A. To include a: 1983 NOVA VIN EG03962A 0020840839 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, South door of the courthouse facing Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 33821 at 11:00 AM, on August 7, 2014. 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. W itness, my hand and seal of this court on the 1st day of July, 2014. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By B. Wynn Deputy Clerk THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY: Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra 9204 King Palm Drive T ampa, FL 33619-1328 Attorneys for Plaintiff If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) NOTICE OFSALE3130 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2010-CA-000244 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MERITAGE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-3, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-3,, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES EDWARD DAVIS, ET AL. Defendants RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 3, 2013, and entered in Case No. 2010-CA000244, of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DESOTO County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF MERITAGE MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2005-3, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-3, (hereafter Plaintiff), is Plaintiff and JAMES EDWARD DAVIS; P AMELA DAVIS; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INC; CASTLE CREDIT CORPORATION, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the SOUTH DOOR of the Courthouse; 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, at 11:00 a.m., on the _29th_ day of _July_, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 21 AND ALL OF LOT 23, BLOCK 4, TIER 5, GILCHRISTS EAST END ADDITION TO ARCADIA, AS PER MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 27 AND IN PLAT BOOK C-5, PAGE 48. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the DeSoto County Clerks Office, 115 East Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876, at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 2 day of July, 2014. Mitzie W. McGavic CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: B. Wynn As Deputy Clerk 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. PUBLISHED 7/10/14 & 7/17/14 232598 3061324 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 2013-CA-000298 IBERIABANK, successor in interest to CENTURY BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, v. WHITFIELD INVESTMENT COMPANY and COASTAL FINANCIAL A "Serving DeSolo County since 1887" Nti et

Arcadian | Page 20 The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 NOTICE OFSALE3130 PA RTNERS, INC., Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to an Amended Uniform Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure Nunc Pro Tunc to September 4, 2013, in Case Number 13 CA 298, in the Circuit Court of Desoto County, Florida, the clerk shall offer for sale the property, situate in Desoto County, Florida, described as: The North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 of Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida, less road right-of-way. T ogether with: The South 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 and the Southwest 1/4 of the Northwest 1/4 and the North 1/2 of the Northwest 1/4 of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 3, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida. T ogether with: That part of the Northeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 25 East, DeSoto County, Florida, lying East of SE Townsend Avenue. (collectively hereinafter the Real Property, Mortgaged Property, Land or Premises) T ogether with all and singular the tenements, hereditaments, appurtenances, privileges, rights, interests dower, reversions, remainders and easements thereunto appertaining. T ogether with all of the following, r eferred to as the (Mortgaged Property): A All structures and improvements on the Property. B. All right, title and interest to the minerals, soil, flowers, shrubs, crops, trees, timber, emblements and other products on, under or above the Real Property, or any part or parcel thereof. C. All of Mortgagors right, title, interest and privileges arising under all contracts and permits entered into or obtained in connection with the development or operation of the Real Property, including by way of example and not in limitation: all development and construction permits, approvals, resolutions, variances, licenses, and franchises granted by municipal, county, state and federal governmental authorities, or any of their respective agencies; all architectural, engineering, and construction contracts; all drawings, plans, specifications and plats; and all contracts and agreements for the furnishing of utilities. D. All of Mortgagors interest in all utility security deposits or bonds deposited in connection with the Real Property. E. All of Mortgagors interest as lessor in and to all leases or r ental arrangements affecting all or any part of the Real Property and all other rents and profits derived from the Real Property, all income or proceeds from development of or economic activity upon any part of the Real Property. F. All of Mortgagors interest in and to any and all contracts and agreements for the sale of the Real Property, or any part thereof or any interest therein, all interest in and right to earnest money deposits made upon such contracts and agreements. G. All land improvements to and upon the Real Property, including water, sanitary and storm sewer systems, and all related equipment and appurtenances thereto, located in, upon, over or under the Real Property. H. All machinery, apparatus, equipment, fittings, and fixtures, whether actually or constructively attached to the Real Property, and all trade, domestic, and ornamental fixtures and articles of personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever located in, upon, over or under the Real Property, or any part thereof, and used or usable in connection with any operation or development of the Real Property, and owned or acquired, including by way of example and not in limitation: heating, air conditioning, freezing, lighting, laundry, incinerating, and power equipment, engines, pipes, wells, water filtering systems and softening devices, water heaters, pumps, tanks, and motors; all swimming pools and appurtenances thereto; all electrical and plumbing installations; all furniture, furnishings, wall and floor coverings, blinds, elevators, a pp liances, television antennas NOTICE OFSALE3130 and cables, storm and screen windows and doors, and lighting fixtures; all building materials and equipment delivered to the Real Property or stored at an off-site location which are intended to be installed on the Real Property. I. All right, title and interest in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing, or to accrue under any and all insurance policies which covers all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; all payments received under warranties applicable to all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property; and any other amounts r eceived in satisfaction of claims for defects in all or any portion of the Mortgaged Property. T ogether with all leases and other tenant arrangements which may affect all or any portion of the property and all rents, income and profits arising from the Lease(s) and any and all other r ents, income or profits for the use and occupancy of the Property by any person, firm, corporation or other legal entity from whatever source derived. T ogether with all the third party contract rights, security deposits, r ents, revenues of any kind or nature, issues, profits and insurance proceeds arising from the Property, all leases affecting the Property and all contracts and contract rights relative to the sale of any portion of the Property. T ogether with All machinery, apparatus, equipment, fittings, fixtures, whether actually or constructively attached to the Property and including all trade, domestic and ornamental fixtures and articles of personal property of every kind and nature whatsoever located in, upon or under the Property including but not limited to all heating, air conditioning, freezing, lighting, laundry, incinerating and power equipment, engines, pipes, pumps, tanks, motors, conduits, switchboards, plumbing, lifting, cleaning, fire prevention, fire extinguishing, refrigerating, ventilating and communications apparatus, boilers, ranges, furnaces, oil burners or units thereof, appliances, air-cooling and air-conditioning apparatus, vacuum cleaning systems, elevators, escalators, shades, awnings, screens, storm doors and windows, stoves, wall beds, refrigerators, attached cabinets, partitions, ducts and compressors, rugs and carpets, draperies, furniture and furnishings, together with all building materials and equipment delivered to the Property and intended to be installed therein, including but not limited to lumber, plaster, cement, shingles, roofing, plumbing, fixtures, pipe, lath, wall board, cabinets, nails, sinks, toilets, furnaces, heaters, brick, tile, water heaters, screens, window frames, glass doors, flooring, paint, lighting fixtures, and unattached refrigerating, cooking, heating and ventilating appliances and equipment and intangible property; together with all proceeds, additions and accessions thereto and replacements thereof, including after acquired property. All of the water, sanitary and storm sewer systems located in, upon or under the Property, including but not limited to all water mains, service laterals, hydrants, valves and appurtenances, and all sanitary sewer lines, including mains, laterals, manholes and appurtenances. All rights, title and interest in and to the materials, soil, flowers, shrubs, crops, tree, timber and other emblements in, upon or under the Property. All paving for streets, roads, walkways or entrance ways owned and located on the Property. All interest as lessor in and to all leases or rental arrangements of the Property, or any part thereof, made and entered into, and in and to all leases or rental arrangements made and entered into, together with all rents and payments in lieu of rents, together with any and all guaranties of such leases or rental arrangements and including all security deposits and advance rentals, and any and all assignments of r ent with respect to the Property or any part thereof. Any and all awards or payments, including interest thereon, and the right to receive the same, as a r esult of (a) the exercise or the NOTICE OFSALE3130 right of eminent domain, (b) the alteration of the grade of any street, or (c) any other injury to, taking of or decrease in the value of the Property. All of the right, title and interest in and to all unearned premiums accrued, accruing or to accrue under any and all insurance policies provided pursuant to the terms of the security agreements, and all proceeds or sums payable for the loss of or damage to (a) the Property herein, or (b) r ents, revenues, income, profits or proceeds from leases, franchises, concessions or licenses of or on any part of the Property. All contracts and contract rights of Debtor arising from contracts entered into in connection with development, construction upon or operation of the Property, and all of Debtors right, title and interest in and to any and all governmental licenses, permits, approvals, allocations and similar matters and documents obtained in connection with said development, construction and operation of the Property. All right, title and interest in and to any trade names, names of business or fictitious names of any kind used in conjunction with the operation of any business or endeavor located on the Property. All of Debtors interest in all utility security deposits or bonds with r espect to the Property or any part or parcel thereof. at Public Sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the south courthouse steps, Desoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266, at 11:00 am on the 7th day of August, 2014. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated: June 19, 2014. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP 240 South Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34230 (941) 366-6660 (941) 366-3999 facsimile Primary E-mail: Secondary E-mail: Secondary E-mail: Attorneys for Plaintiff By /s/Christian T. Van Hise Florida Bar No. 0058459 NOTICE: IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE DESOTO COUNTY JURY OFFICE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, (863) 9934876, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS DOCUMENT; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 711. Published 6/26/14 & 7/3/14 274145 3056232 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 12TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION: CASE NO.: 14-2009-CA-000153 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE,INC, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM T. PATTON A/K/A WILLIAM PATTON; SUNTRUST BANK; TARA MICHELLE PATTON A/K/A TARA PATTON; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 7th day of May, 2014, and entered in Case No. 14-2009-CA-000153, of the Circuit Court of the 12TH Judicial Circuit in and for Desoto County, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM T. PATTON A/K/A WILLIAM PATTON; SUNTRUST BANK; TARA MICHELLE PATTON A/K/A TARA PATTON and UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defendants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the NOTICE OFSALE3130 highest and best bidder for cash at the, SOUTH DOOR OF THE DESOTO COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 115 EAST OAK STREET, ARCADIA, FL 34266, 11:00 AM on the 17th day of July, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 32, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST, DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE RUN N 89 DEGREES 38 W ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 32, 152.46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 739.31 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 16 W, 879.30 FEET; THENCE S 43 DEGREES 06 E, 43.54 FEET; THENCE S 45 DEGREES 03 E, 208.00 FEET; THENCE S 42 DEGREES 35 E, 270.35 FEET; THENCE S 37 DEGREES 08 E, 634.96 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SUBJECT TO COUNTY ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY (HULL ROAD) ALONG SOUTH SIDE. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 26 day of June, 2014. By: Jessica Bridges, Esq Bar: 90922 PUBLISHED 7/10/14 & 7/13/14 107507 3061332 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-CA-72 FIRST STATE BANK OF ARCADIA, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. SAMUEL J. MORGAN, ENAFAEL CRUZ, JR. and ROSALINDA CRUZ, Defendants. CLERKS NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 24, 2014 in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the South Door of the DeSoto County Courthouse, Arcadia, Florida at 115 E. Oak St. Arcadia, FL 34266 on August 5, 2014 the following described property located in DeSoto County, Florida: LOT 3, LOT 4, LOT 5, LOT 13, LOT 14 and LOT 15, AND VACATED ALLEYWAY (per Resolution dated September 2, 1958), BLOCK 57, TOWN OF NOCATEE RAIL ROAD SURVEY, a subdivision according to the map or plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 20 and re-recorded in Plat Book C5, Page 42, of the Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 24th day of June, 2014. MITZIE W. MCGAVIC Clerk of Court By: B. Wynn as Deputy Clerk PUBLISHED 7/10/14 & 7/17/14 228541 3061300 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 14-2012-CA-000150 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DOW, JERRY et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 28, 2014, and entered in Case No. 14-2012-CA000150 of the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in and for DeSoto County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, NA, is the Plaintiff and Chrystal Dow, Jerry Dow, Any And All Unknown Parties Claiming by, Through, Under, And Against The Herein named Individual Defendant(s) Who are not Known To Be Dead Or Alive, Whether Said Unknown NOTICE OFSALE3130 Parties May Claim An Interest in Spouses, Heirs, Devisees, Grantees, Or Other Claimants are defendants, the DeSoto County Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the DeSoto County Courthouse, 115 Oak Street, Arcadia, FL 34266;, DeSoto County, Florida at 11:00AM on the 5th day of August, 2014, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 28A OF AIRPORT ESTATES, AN UNRECORDED PLAT, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE NW CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF NW 1/4 OF SECTION 8, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST; THENCE N 82 DEGREES 33E, ALONG NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, 910.45 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 662.46 FEET TO SOUTH LINE OF N 1/2 OF S 1/2 OF NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 8; THENCE N 82 DEGREES 33E ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE, 102.60 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE CONTINUE SAME LINE, 132.01 FEET; THENCE NORTH 162.45 FEET; THENCE S 82 DEGREES 33W, 50.0 FEET; THENCE NORTH 50.0 FEET; THENCE S 82 DEGREES 33W, 82.01 FEET; THENCE SOUTH, 212.46 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, L YING IN DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH A 1998 LIBERTY MOBILE HOME VIN#S 10L26401U AND 10L26401X TITLE NOS. 0080909870 AND 0080909751. 2347 SE RED BARON DR, ARCADIA, FL 34266 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Hillsborough County, Florida, this 8th day of July, 2014 /s/ Ashley Arenas __ Ashley Arenas, Esq. FL Bar # 68141 Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P .O. Box 23028 T ampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 (813) 221-9171 facsimile eService: JR11-85276 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 Courts ADA Coordinator at 115 E. Oak Street, Arcadia, Florida 34266, (863)993-4876 at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon r eceiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. To file r esponse please contact DeSoto County Clerk of Court, 115 E. Oak Street, Room 101, Arcadia, FL 34266, Tel: (863) 993-4876; Fax: (863) 993-4669. PUBLISHED 7/10/14 & 7/17/14 272484 3061749 Lookingfor Adventure? FinditintheClassifieds OTHER NOTICES3138 SURPLUS STATE LAND BID #DSL-BID-14-015 Desoto County 500 +/acres 5847 SE Highway 31, Arcadia, FL 34266 S 27 & 34, T 38 South, R 25 E For a complete package and terms call T om Karpenske, Licensed Real Estate Broker (813) 273-8437 or visit s/buy_bid.htm Bid Deadline is July 24, 2014, 12:00 noon, EDT COMPUTERSERVICE5053 P .C. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Page 21 | Arcadian The BOCC needs to find more ways to bring businesses here, Via said. I wasnt aware until recently that there is no longer a lineman school. Things like that are crucial to keeping our graduates here; there has to be economic growth, but also programs like that school aimed at local jobs and industries such as agri-business. Allen agreed that economic stability was the key to success. Our job is to prepare them for whatever is out there, he said. All government agencies in this community need to work together to bring growth to this area. Beyond that, the school district does the best it can to prepare the students for their future. Johnson said the district needs to do a better job of educating students what the area has to offer. The best way to keep them here is to educate them to what we have to offer that other areas dont, he said. Post-retirement benefits, budget concernsDuring the second half of the forum, BOCC candidates tackled tough questions on the countys costly post-retirement benefits program, and whether it should be eliminated. If I was part of the board when this was instituted, I wouldnt have voted for it, said District 2 Commissioner Jim Selph. However, if its eliminated now it would devastate elderly recipients, and if abolished would bring up legal issues. I personally wont take something like that away, especially in the case of a widow who is receiv ing benefits. Selphs two opponents, James Mike Hall and Virginia Algar, had a clear difference of opinion. We definitely need to change the policy, Hall said. Its costing us millions of dollars, and when I was first hired by the county I was never guaranteed this would be part of my job. Its not required by law and it needs to be repealed. Just because you work for the government doesnt mean you should automatically expect benefits, Algar said. The money going toward this program should be shared with the community. (In) what other job would anyone with four to eight years of experience receive lifetime benefits? District 4 Commissioner Elton Langford said when he went to work for the county in 1998, there was an expectation from employees the post-retirement benets came with the job. I know a lot were told they would receive benets, he said. If a man wont keep his word, then in my opinion he aint worth much. If the budget situation gets tight I would be willing to take another look at this, but at this time I believe it should stay where its at. Chris Stephens, Langfords opponent, said the post-retirement benefits are a great example of the extensive longterm debt the county is accumulating. This should be canceled, and to be honest it should have been cut last year when the county was facing a budget deficit, he said. But instead, the board decided to raise the millage rate and put the burden of paying for county employees insurance benefits on the backs of taxpayers who might not be able to afford to pay for their own insurance. When asked how the candidates would approach what is expected to be another difficult budget year, all admitted some tough decisions lie ahead. Ive been faced with this for six years, and I will tell everyone here I didnt get any great kicks or giggles in raising the millage rate last year, Langford said. He said if the public didnt want to see higher taxes, they needed to tell the board which services it could do without. What services do you want me to cut? he asked. Should we close the library, or maybe we can do without the countys parks that will save us a little bit of money. How about we close the Turner Center, and then ask the local businesses how that affected their cash registers when there arent people coming to our local eateries? You tell me what you want, and Ill follow your direction. Stephens said everything should be on the table, but the ultimate goal is to ensure the county remains financially solvent. We need to ask ourselves what is most important, raising taxes or cutting services? The top priority should be to ensure this county is financially stable, and that means nothing is untouchable when looking to save money. Selph said his preference would be to use the countys reserve funds first. I go through every expenditure line by line, and I think looking at using some of the countys reserves is a pos sibility, he said. We need to rate our services from the most critical to the least, and work from that list. I dont want to cut staff, and Ive spoken to our state representatives and hope they will be able to get us some help. I want to be an optimist about this. Halls answer to the problem was short and sweet: preserve the countys public safety departments, and work down from there. Law enforcement and emergency medical services come first, and I dont see why the board members cant reduce or temporarily eliminate their (BOCC) salaries, he said. The last thing I would want to do is cut staff; that would be at the bottom of my list. Algar said the county needs to work harder to secure outside funding. There are millions of dollars in grants available out there, she said. We need to get some people in here who need to know how to ll out grant requests, and stop spending money on others mistakes. Early voting for both the School Board and BOCC primaries begins August 11, with the primary election Aug. 26. Read The Arcadian for in-depth profiles of each candidate prior to the election.FORUMFROM PAGE 1 ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comMondays candidate forum was well attended by members of the public. The crowd listens closely during Mondays candidate forum. ALLEN HALL ALGAR STEPHENS LANGFORD SELPH '-r. 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Arcadian | Page 22 The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 his death. A message was delivered during the dark of night and bears the signature of the Colonel. It states: Were comin back to town and you better tell the people to be ready. If it aint tied down, were taking it. Sheriff Brown said he has deputized a number of Tater Hills leading citizens to assist in thwarting further crime. With the holiday weekend approaching, it is not certain whether Sheriff Brown or territorial militia could hinder the Tater Hill Bluff Gang.THIS WEEKFROM PAGE 9 Livestock and PasturesStatewide, the cattle and pasture condition was mostly good. Pastures in areas of the state that received little or no rain were showing stress.CitrusRainfall in the citrus producing area this past week was widespread. All stations received some precipitation. REPORTFROM PAGE 18 Twenty stations received more than an inch and ve received more than three inches. Pierson (Volusia County) received the most at 4.52 inches, followed by Citra (Marion County) with 3.45 inches. Arcadia (De Soto County) recorded the least with 0.07 inches of precipitation. Daytime high temperatures were warm, reaching the low to mid 90s in all citrus producing counties. As per the U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated July 1, all of Florida is now drought-free. Next seasons crop is progressing well. Growers and caretakers are applying summer oils, fertilizing, irrigating, and in some cases resetting new trees. PHOTO PROVIDED BY KEVIN MOORSJane Martin, left, and Judy Moors are ready for the Fourth of July parade all decked out in their red, white and blue.Celebrating the Fourth Arcadia Housing Authority, said the ban was initiated by a request from Housing and Urban Development back in 2010. AHA began planning for the ban eight months ago. Mercer said she recognized it might be hard for some people not to smoke but she added, A lot of our residents already smoke outside anyway. A lot realized that second-hand smoke is detrimental to the other household members. Before the ban, she estimated only 5 percent smoked inside their homes and 40 percent went outside. They chose the 10-foot limit after reviewing what housing authorities in other areas had done. As to how they will enforce it, Mercer said, Believe it or not, we can tell just by walking in the unit. The mechanics will have a device to detect whether residents have been smoking in their units. Mercer said the smoking restriction was not required by HUD but was recommended, adding, I personally think its a wonderful idea. Resident Destiny Merrill said, I dont smoke, so personally (the restriction) wont affect me. She believes it will be enforced because Ms. Becky will be on top of it. Merrill said she has friends and family who smoke, but Ill make them step outside to smoke. However, another resident, Keasha McCollum, said she thought the restriction was awful. A lot of people use (smoking) as a stress reliever. She feels the ban may not be very effective because people arent going to be able to handle that 10 feet. People have many options to help them quit smoking at no cost. Call Whitney Page, Tobacco Prevention Specialist at DeSoto Memorial Hospital; her number is 863-318-7848. Personalized and group classes can be arranged. You can also call 877-U-CANNOW for help from the State of Florida. In addition, visit www.tobaccofreeor for additional help from the State of Florida.TOBACCOFREEFROM PAGE 2 | COMMUNITY NEWS BRIEFNew laws provide tax breaksNew tax laws were passed by the state legislature this year that will benet Florida residents. First is a special back-to-school break from Aug. 1-3 when the following are sales-tax-exempt: clothing, footwear, wallets and bags that cost $100 or less school supplies costing $15 or less the rst $750 for personal computers and accessories purchased for non-com mercial home or personal use, including tablets, laptops, monitors, input devices, and nonrecreational software. Energy efcient products bought between Sept. 19-21 may qualify for a sales tax exemption, for the rst $1,500 of the sales price for ENERGY STAR or WaterSense products. Also reduced to 2009 levels are annual registration fees for motor vehicles, mobile homes and vessels. Savings can range from $13.55 to $25.05 for autos and trucks in the higher weight categories. 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The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Page 23 | Arcadian Parade cochairmen Jackie Tucker, left, and Ronald Neads, join announcer Mary Lyne of the Elks Club during the Independence Day Parade. PHOTOS BY DEVIN LACAVAThe mounted Sheris Posse makes an impressive showing in the Indepen dence Day Parade.Red white and blue all over Whats cuter than a little girl on a star-spangled horse? Sheri Will Wise oers some parade commentary, with parade cochairman Ronald Neads looking on. Winners in this years Miss DeSoto pageant wave as they pass the crowds during Fridays Independence Day Parade. mosaicindesoto.comThe work we do at Mosaic is critical to helping feed the world. We provide farmers with phosphate crop nutrients that enable them to produce more food on less land. Essential crop nutrients like phosphate mined and manufactured in Florida are responsible for 40-60 percent of the crop yields farmers produce worldwide.* That translates into more abundant and affordable food here at home. As our world keeps growing, Mosaic keeps working to help put food on the table, for all of us. We help the world grow the food it needs.*Source: Agronomy JournalIMAGINE A WORLD WITH HALF AS MUCH FOOD.Without crop nutrients, that would be our reality. 50471264 1Mom is


Arcadian | Page 24 The Sun / Thursday, July 10, 2014 Turner Center puts on a bang-up show Robert Bentle of Arcadia enjoys the shade of his umbrella, waiting for the evening reworks at the Turner Agri-Civic Center on July 4. ARCADIAN PHOTOS BY JOHN BLACK, photeke@gmail.comFrom Myakka City, Sarah Wiegand and her family, Elizabeth 9, Catherine, 11, Alexander, 14, Davis, 9, Benjamin 13 and Fairyn, 7, had their own Independence Day celebration with sparkler, kicking a beach ball in the grassy area at the Turner Center as they waited for the reworks. Benjamin Wiegand,13 from Myakka City, entertained surrounding friends and family with an original song about Independence Day on his ukelele. Jake Connell, 3, of Arcadia, enjoyed his toy steam shovel while waiting for the rworks with his family. Sunset was breaking through the storm clouds, and a tropical breeze cooled the evening air, at the Turner CenterFriday night before the Independence Day reworks. Early birds Angela Pommell, Jason Pommell, John Pommell Sr., Misty Pommell, John Pommell Jr., Tadpole Connell and Gene Connell wait for the festivities as Jake Connell plays with his Big Boy Toy. 150 lbs.10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120 130 140 150Would you please pledge towards our weight loss? Steve Bauer and I (Joe Gallimore) are losing weight to win! We are a special project planned by Kristen Spahr, Marketing Director of DeSoto Memorial Hospital. She has encouraged and inspired us to participate in a healthier lifestyle. She has recorded our weight and will monitor each week through November 27, 2014. Steve and I have a combined goal of 150 pound loss. We seek your support in pledging funding toward the pounds we lose. Your pledge multiplied with our weight loss achieved will be a positive gain for our community / county as every dollar earned by pledges will be contributed toward DeSoto County Veterans Appreciation Days. ats right, plans are set for several days of festivities while honoring all veterans who have served our nation. is will include the presence of the Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial. is will be promoted locally and around the state to invite other community and county residents to come to DeSoto and be part of these days of celebration, respect and honor. Your pledge is tax deductible! please be a part of this Win Win scenario. Steves o cial starting weight 322lbs Joes o cial starting weight 348 lbs Collectively, were determined to Lose to Win! Businesses or individuals pledging per pound: Danny Collins $1 Algie Didlaukies $5 David Dunn Rankin $2 Sue Ho man $1 Bob White .25 cent Steve Sachkar .25 cent Geri Kotz .25 cent Carol Moore .25 cent Debbie Dunn Rankin .25 cent Purple House of Charlotte County $1 Gallimore Family $2LOSE TO WIN! 50471267 Collectively, were determined to Lose 2 Win! Would you please pledge toward our weight loss? Steve Bauer and I (Joe Gallimore) are losing weight 2 win! We are a special project planned by Kristen Spahr, Marketing Director of DeSoto Memorial Hospital. She has encouraged and inspired us to participate in a healthier life-style. She has recorded our weight and will monitor each week through November 27, 2014. Steve and I have a combined goal of 150 pound loss. We seek your support in pledging funding toward the pounds we lose. Your pledge multiplied with our weight loss achieved will be a positive gain for our community/county as every dollar earned by pledges will be contributed toward DeSoto County Veterans Appreciation Days Thats right, plans are set for several days of festivities while honoring all veterans who have served our nation. This will include the presence of the Vietnam Traveling Wall Memorial This will be promoted locally and around the state to invite other community and county residents to come to DeSoto and be part of these days of celebration, respect and honor, December 4--7, 2014. Your pledge is TAX DEDUCTIBLE! Please be a part of this Win-Win scenario. Steves official starting weight 322lbs Joes official starting weight 348lbs Collectively, Were determined to Lose 2 Win! Debbie Dunn-Rankin .25 cent David Dunn-Rankin $2 LOSE 2 WIN! If you wish to make a pledge contact Joe Gallimore by phone at 990-8099 or 494-2434 or email Week 5 Weight Loss 42 Lbs Current Weight 293 335 WEEK #1 WEEK #4 Businesses or individuals pledging per pound: Danny Collins $1 Alton Shattuck $5 David Dunn-Rankin $2 Sue Hoffman $1 Bob White .25 cent Steve Sachkar .25 cent Geri Kotz .25 cent Carol Moore .25 cent Debbie Dunn-Rankin .25 cent Purple House of Charlotte County $1 Gallimore Family $2 Derek DunnRankin $1 Mayor-Alice Frierson $1 Geo Care LLC $1 Chuck & Martha Craven $2 Kristen Spahr .25 cent Lotela Gold Band $1 Frank and Rose Bauer .25 cent Lew Ambler .50 cent Dick Fazzone $1 Ed & Mary Lyne .50 cent The Veterans Council $1 Wendy Hunter $1 Don T. Bench .25 cent Dr. Lorenzo Dixon $1 George Dickenson .75 cent Darrell Suggs .50 cent First State Bank $1 Plattners Arcadia Chevrolet Buick $1 K&J Produce $1 Judy Kirkpatrick $1 John Drake & Jackie Scogin .50 cent California Toe Jam Band $1 County Commissioner Bob Miller .50 cent 3 11iA_0