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052412.TNG Kissimmee police arrested a local pastor May 10 on charges for sexual activity with a minor. On May 8, the Kissimmee Police Department received a complaint that 45-yearold A ngel Perez, a pastor at Templo Pentecostal Puerto De Salvation, had engaged in sexual acts with a 16-year-old boy from his church. Detectives interviewed the victim who said the pastor touched him inappropriately while he slept when he spent the night at the pastors home in September and October of 2011, Kissimmee police reports stated. This occurred on three separate occasions. Detectives attempted to interview Perez, but he was uncooperative. Perez was arrested on May 10 and charged with unlawful sexual activity with certain minors. Detectives are now asking anyone who may have been victimized by Perez or has knowledge of other victims to contact the Kissimmee Police Departments Major Crimes Unit at 407-8463333, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or Crimeline at 1-800-423TIPS (8477). Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous. Teens nabbed for shooting into carTwo Celebration teens were arrested after authorities alleged the pair shot a BB gun into a vehicle containing a mother and her two sons. On May 17, O sceola County Sheriffs Office detectives arrested Max Thomas Taylor, 13, and Brian Elijah Cano, 14, who were charged with shooting into www.aroundosceola.com www.holaosceola.com 113TH YEAR THURSDAY EDITION MAY 24, 2012 50 CENTSOSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTEOSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTESix spring football teams on tap today, Friday. See Sports, page A-8. St. Cloud, Kissimmee and surrounding areas featured in Around zoned editions. Section BFi ve mistakes that g ood homeowner s mak e Page C-1Homefinder CommunityClassifieds C-4 Community B-3/4 Homefinder C-1 Legals C-6 Opinion A-4 Obituaries B-4/5 L ocal n ews A3 Inside News for you Police newsThompson returned to clerk post By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter Malcom Thompson returned to his post as the Osceola County Clerk of Court Monday after a three-month suspension during which he went on trial for alleged workplace violence. Thompson was reinstated Friday to the position by Gov. Rick Scott, who suspended the first-term Democrat for malfeasance in January pending the outcome of his misdemeanor cases. An executive order by Scott detailed that Thompson, 62, was permitted to immediately return to the office hes held since 2008. Malcom Thompson is hereby reinstated to the public office that he held at the time of the abovementioned suspension, Scott wrote in the order. The suspension of Malcom Thompson is terminated. By Monday afternoon, Thompsons name and photograph were returned to the Clerks Office website. Hes back to work. Its pretty much status quo, said C. Rodolfo Celis, general council and pub lic information officer for the Clerks Office, adding Thompson spent much of the day catching up on business that occurred in his absence. Thompson didnt make himself available Monday but offered a comment in a press release sent out late in the day. It feels great to be back, he wrote. I feel honored to have a wonderful staff that has been able to maintain the highest quality of work and offering the citizens of Osceola County the finest service possible. This office is going to move forward toward continuing to be the finest Clerks office in the nation, he wrote, adding employees are currently working on a new user-friendly and efficient computer system. Thompson was suspended without pay from his elected post by Scott in January after two female employees accused him of battery and assault. Administrative aide Latifa Ramdani accused Thompson, whom shes known for more than 15 years, of pushing her into the door frame of his office after an argument about when to remove holiday cards from his office door. Human resources director Kimberlee Zander accused Thompson of assault after he allegedly lunged at her and pointed his finger in her face during a discussion about an internal investigation of the alleged battery. Thompson was found not guilty of battery by a jury and was acquitted of the assault charge by Ninth Judicial Chief Judge Belvin Perry Jr. in separate trials in April. Thompson was replaced by Deputy Clerk of Court Kim Hennecy, a long-time employee of the office, during his suspension. Hennecy testified for the state during both trials. Tensions were reportedly high this week as employees who asked to remain anonymous for fear of losing their jobs said Thompson was demoting employees. The Clerks Office employes 160 people. H owever Celis said no suspensions had been implemented Monday. Thompsons attorney, Stewart Cohen, said he was hopeful earlier this month that his client would be allowed to return to the Clerks Office by the governor after the jury made the right decision in court. C ohen was quick to defend Thompson, stating that the former police officer is not a vindictive person and would be professional upon his return. There are some p eople who have demonized Mr. Thompson and he is hardly that person. Theres a certain degree of paranoia, Cohen said. If you speak to the mainstream people, youll see he has quite a bit of support. Hes not going to come back to the office like Godzilla. Thompson, who still faces an ethics violation filed by one of his accusers, is running for re-election. Pastor jailed for sex activity with minor Cano See Police news, page A-2 Thompson Contact Fallan Patterson at 321402-0434 or by email at fpatterson@ osceolanewsgazette.com. P hoto/ O sceola C ountyAnalise Lagana performed a traditional Thai dance at the Wat Florida Dhammaram during the Star-Spangled Celebration May 12. The Wat is a traditional Buddhist temple located on Old Vineland Road in Kissimmee, and along with Shingle Creek Regional Park, Pioneer Village and historic Babb Landing, was a featured part of the celebration, which commemorated the 125th anniversary of the founding of Osceola County.A dance of the day Perez By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter Five days separate th e deadlines imposed by the Osceola County Supervisor of Elections and the County Charter on whether an initiative that would allow voters to decide whether County Commission seats are run non-partisan to be on the November ballot. The initiative, originally brought forth by the citizenrun Osceola Ballot Initiative, was taken over by the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, led by Mike Horner, who is also a state representative. To get on the ballot, the chamber must have a minimum of 14,702 signatures, which must be verified by the elections office. Horner questioned Supervisor of Elections Mary Jane Arrington earlier this month as to what deadlines were imposed for this initiative, as they are different than those for candidates, and the procedures by which the signatures could be submitted. Based on an interpretation of the state election laws and the Osceola County Charter by attorneys for the elections office, the Chamber has 180 days, or until Sept. 4, to submit all signatures, five days after the deadline for the November ballot to be submitted to the printer. That doesnt mean they have to wait until then, said Amber Smith, Supervisor of Elections spokeswoman, adding that the Aug. 30 deadline is federally mandated in order to guarantee enough time to send ballots overseas for active duty military personnel and absentee voters. That Aug. 30 deadline is set in stone. Theres no reprinting of ballots, Smith said, adding that while there are a couple companies that print ballots, it must be done on special paper. Those companies must also print ballots for the other 66 counties in Florida. Thats our dropdead date. We cant miss that deadline. Arringtons office must also have time to verify the question on the petition matches the new wording, as signatures under the former wording would be invalid. My office is responsible for deadlines related to printing the ballot, as well as receiving and reviewing citizens initiative petitions and verifying them for accura-Citizen initiative faces county ballot deadlines See Elections, page A-3F or the latest activities events and classes see ...Page B-3/4
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Her driver side window was shattered, held together only by the window tint, and had a hole in the bottom half, according to the arrest affidavit. Not injured during the incident, she turned around to check on her two sons sitting in the back seat. One of her sons got out of the car and began chasing after a possible suspect, described as a black male. He was unable to locate him, but got a detailed description. During a search for the suspects, detectives found a Daisy camouflage BB rifle and target practice items hung on the tree and on the ground in a wooded area near the residences. The gun was loaded and the safety w as not on, the a ffidavi t stated. Detectives were able to identify Cano, of 417 Arbor Court, and Taylor, of 1036 Waterside Drive, students at Celebration High School, as possible suspects, Sheriffs Office spokeswoman Twis Lizasuain said. After interviewing individuals who had knowledge of the incident, Cano was identified as the shooter, and Taylor was identified as being at the scene and withholding information from detectives. Both juveniles were booked into the Orange County Juvenile Detention Center.Two suspects arrested for six burglaries in Regal Oaks SubdivisionTwo Lake County residents were arrested and charged with burglarizing homes in an Osceola County subdivision. Osceola County Sheriffs detectives arrested Jose Enrique Alicia-Ortiz, 22, of Clermont, and Yovany Lee Aponte, 19, of Clermont, and charged them with multiple counts of burglary, grand theft and criminal mischief. The investigation began in early May, when deputies took several reports of an unoccupied burglary on Corvette Lane and Coupe Street in the Regal Oaks subdivision. One victim reported when she returne d to her home on May 9, more than $100,000 of jewelry and electronics were missing. On May 10, the victim saw an advertisement on Craigslist that some of her jewelry was in a Winter Park pawn shop. Detectives followed up on the information and located one of the suspects, Aponte, living at a local motel. He cooperated with the investigation, which led to the second suspect, Alicia-Ortiz. Based on the information and evidence, Aponte was c harged with three counts of grand theft, three counts of attempted burglary to an unoccupied dwelling, three counts of occupied burglary and three counts of criminal mischief. Alicia-Ortiz was charged with six counts of occupied burglary, five counts of criminal mischief and one count of grand theft. Seven nabbed in stolen property casesDetectives recovered more than $90,000 of stolen property including jewelry and electronics. On May 15, both suspects were booked into the Osceola County Jail. Osceola County Sheriffs Office detectives with the Auto Theft and Community Response Team East Units arrested seven suspects for their involvement in 13 stolen property cases. The investigation began in early January, when deputies took reports of w heels b eing stolen fro m vehicles and the vehicles, which were then left on blocks in parking lots or residential driveways in Kissimmee. CRT East conducted an undercover investigation, which included serving several search warrants and the recovery of stolen property and vehicles. Seven suspects were arrested and c harged with felonies. They were: Temarco Dierres Jives, 22, of 15 1 Coral Reef Circle, Kissimmee, was with charged with two counts of grand theft auto. Juan Carlos Padilla, 19, of 1144 Cobblestone Circle, Kissimmee, was charged with burglary of an conveyance and drug charges. Daniel Edwardo Greo, 26, of Orlando, was charged w ith three counts of grand theft auto, dealing in stolen property and fleeing and eluding. Anthony Ivan Vera, 22, of Orlando, was charged with two counts of grand theft auto. Justo Rodriguez-Cruz, 21, of 1144 Cobblestone Circle, Kissimmee, was charged with burglary of an conveyance along with traffic charges. Frederick Louis Matos, Jr., 22, of Apopka, was charged with grand theft auto. Jonnathan P. Porto, 21, of Orlando, was charged with grand theft auto.Missing St. Cloud juvenile soughtThe St. Cloud Police Department are still searching for a missing juvenile. Skyler Dillard, 17, went missing last month after leaving her home, 84 Beehive Circle in St. Cloud, without permission, police officials said. Skyler is described as a biracial female, about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 202 pounds with dyed black hair with blonde streaks and brown eyes. She also has a tattoo on her wrist. Anyone with information about Dillards whereabouts should call Det. Muoz at 407 should call -891-6727 or 407-891-6773. Police news Continued from Page A-1 Alicia-Ortiz Aponte Jives Padilla Greo Vera RodriguezCruz Matos Porto By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter Writing scores for the 2012 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test for individuals school district s were released Friday, and Osceola County School District fourth-, eighthand 10th-graders scored better or equal to the state average and, in many cases, higher than their peers in all other Central Florida school districts. We anticipated an adjustment period for our students and teachers to work towards the new expectations, Osceola County Superintendent Terry Andrews said. I am proud of their accomplishments, and they have my full confidence and support as they continue to work to master what is required as they always have. According to the data, 32 percent of Osceola County fourth-graders scored a 4.0 or higher on the test, compared to the state average of 27 percent. In 2011, 83 percent of fourth graders in Osceola County scored similarly. Additionally, 82 percent of fourth graders passed with a 3.0 or higher, compared with 81 percent of their peers statewide. O sceola County fourth graders averaged a 3.3 on the essay, which tied them with their peers in Brevard and Seminole counties and was higher than fourth graders in Orange, Duval, Hernando, Lake, Manatee, Pasco, Polk and Volusia school districts. The percentage of Osceola County eighth-graders who scored a 4.0 or higher on the essay was 42 percent compared to 33 percent for the state average. In 2011, 84 percent of eighth graders scored similarly on the exam. Additionally, 80 percent of Osceola County eighthgraders scored a 3.0 or higher on the exam, compared with 77 percent of their peers statewide. Osceola County eighth graders averaged a 3.4 on the essay, which tied them with Seminole County students. They scored higher than their peers in the Orange, Brevard, Duval, Hernando, Lake, Manatee, Pasco, Polk and Volusia school districts. The data showed 39 percent of Osceola County 10th-graders scored a 4.0 or higher on the exam compared to 38 percent for the state average. In 2011, 74 percent of sophomores scored similarly on the essay. Additionally, 83 percent of sophomores scored a 3.0 or higher on the essay, one point below the state average of 84 percent. Osceola County 10thgraders tied with the state on their average essay score of 3.4, which is higher than their peers in the Lake, Manatee, Polk an d Seminole school districts. The average score was tied with those sophomores in the Hernando, Orange, Area students score equal or better than state FCAT average See FCA T, page A-3
By Ken Jackson For the News-Gazette Years ago, when cattle and ranching were the mission statements of Osceola County, heads of livestock roamed its fields. These days, administrators of and representatives for the United States Specialty Sports Association is chasing a mission of making the area the World Destination for Amateur Sports, and envision a day when ballplayers are roaming up to three dozen new ball fields in the county. The USSSA approached the Tourist Development Council at its monthly meeting on May 15 with a $23 million plan to build a sports complex on Avatar-owned land that would be turned over to the county under a five-year leasing agreement. This new complex is in addition to a planned complex near Harmony approved in 2011 that would add 12 more fields to the inventory. The rising number of fields does not represent oversaturation, said USSSA representative Taylor Smith; the organization needs access to 48 more fields than it currently utilizes in the county during the next 36 months to keep up with its existing growth. Osceola County hosts 79 annual association events, and Smith said there are 37,000 nationwide and that about 5 to 6 percent of them could move to the area if facilities became available. We would like to redirect more events here, he said. We have groups who would like to come here for the entire months of September and October. This newest facility would feature multipurpose fields with artificial turf and provisions for drainage, parking and an additional indoor facility. A later phase includes a 185-room hotel. The construction, requiring no capital dollars up front would be privately funded and operated with ownership transferring to Osceola County after the specified five-year stabilization period, during which USSA would assume all the financial risks. Their budget includes reserves through booking fees on hotel rooms that they arrange. The 165-acre complex would add 1,100 permanent jobs, support new hotel development along U.S. Highway 192; and generate 200,000 new hotel room nights, the USSSA group proposed. If approved this year, construction could begin before Christmas, and the first pitch at the new complex would be around Sept. 1, 2013. The proposal was met with concern by the board. Council member George Chen expressed apprehension about who would cover deficits that emerge after the five-year stabilization period. USSSA engineer Steve Celuch countered with the legacy the complex would leave on players and parents. This will be a facility not just to play ball at, but to draw teams to, a place where a 12-year-old will remember the rest of his life, he said. The Kissimmee Tourism Education Association also came to the board, expressing its concerns that not enough is being done to create an environment conducive to opening profitable businesses and attractions. KTEA Executive Director Kriss T itus, along with a group of U.S. Highway 192 corridor business owners, introduced a proposal to create a 10-year budget as part of the scope of the Destination Osceola 2022 plan. Mark Miller, founder and owner of Arabian Nights, noted t hat t he Economic Development Council l aid three separate funding and marketing plans f or U.S. Highway 192. One plan and one vision are all that are required, and Miller proposed that a consulting firm be brought it to develop the particulars of it. We are fractured throughout Osceola County, he said. We want to know what were trying to attract and how to attract it. The group advocated hiring a company to define and position destinations for success in tourism and economic development. Miller said the plan would represent all facets of the tourism community and work with all boards involved: the Convention and Visitors Bureau, TDC and Osceola County Commission. It will help create an environment for b usinesses to prosper, he said. Commission member and County Commissioner Mike Harford expressed passive support of this and any plan that could keep the county as a healthy neighbor and competitor with Disney World. We want to be on their doorstep, but I dont want to be their doormat, he said. Whatever the TDC decides as worthy projects to present to the County Commission, CVB Director Shelley MacciA-3 color cy and voters signatures, Arrington said in an email to Horner. Most importantly, the verifying of citizen initiative petitions is more complicated and time consuming, especially because Osceola Ballot Initiative changed the question and petition form after it was initially submitted. The elections office is granted 45 days to verify the signatures for the petition. In order to give elections office employees enough time to verify the signatures, the Chamber would need to submit their petitions no later than July 2 to be placed on the November ballot, according to elections office attorney R. Stephen Miles. Once the signatures are verified, the Osceola County Commission must approve the initiatives placement on the General Election ballot. The final regular Commission meeting before summer hiatus is Aug. 20. Horner wants the initiative on the November ballot to ensure the most voters come out to vote, as it is also a presidential election year. I am certain we will have enough petitions to make the September 4 deadline. I do not think we will have our signatures complete for the November ballot deadline, thus prompting a special election, he said. If the group fails to meet deadlines for the November ballot, Horner is prepared to ask the Commission to grant a special election for the initiative, which could cost taxpayers upwards of $350,000, a lthough he would prefer the county not to spend that money. The intent behind this provision was that the electorate should have an opportunity to place an issue that is important to it on the ballot, Horner said, adding he wants a reasonableness test completed to ensure a special election wouldnt be pushed too far back. The County Commission cannot willfully take this right away by setting the election so far out that the momentum and support may be in jeopardy.ElectionsContinued from Page A-1 Pasco and Volusia districts but trailed behind Brevard and Duval counties, whose 10th-graders averaged a 3.5 on the test. The scores were under fire earlier this week after the state results released showed dramatically lower scores than the year prior. The Florida Department of Education and the State Board of Education agreed in 2011 to increase the rigor for which aspects of the essay were graded including sentence structure, spelling and punctuation. Additionally, the essay went from being graded by one scorer to two, and the passing grade was raised from a 3.0 to a 4.0 for 2012. After the state results showed drastically lower scores than expected, the State Board, in an emergency meeting Tuesday, agreed to lower the passing essay grade from a 4.0 to a 3.0 to lessen the harm the scores could pose on school grades. The state announced during the emergency meeting steps to increase communication with parents, hotline, email address and two websites geared for parents, launched Monday. The first parent-friendly website, www.floridapathtosuccess.org, will offers information on the grading guidelines and a frequently asked questions section. The other website, dubbed a parental public forum, can be found at www.parents. fldoe.org/home it includes blogs, a discussion section and events listing. The new parent-only email address, email@example.com, can be used to ask questions or to share opinions on the test. The free FCAT hotline 866-507-1109 is accessible from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday for at least the next six weeks. FCATContinued from Page A-2 Tourist Development Council hears request for new sports complex See Complex, page A-6Thursday, May 24, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A3 051912.SNG Exp. 6/30/12 Expires June 30, 2012052412.TNG If you need to make ends meet...... you may not have to look any further than your own living room, garage, or attic. 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Here we go again. Another tight presidential election, another Florida voter purge. This time, Republican Gov. Rick Scotts appointed secretary of state, Ken Detzner, is targeting suspected noncitizens. The purge list, according to a review by the Miami Herald, is heavy with Hispanics, Democrats, and independents, who will have to prove their citizenship and fast. Otherwise, they lose their vote. The process raises uncomfortable comparisons to the Jeb Bush-era error-ridden felon list. That purge list was used to prevent thousands of legitimate voters from casting ballots in the 2000 p residential election an election decided by 537 votes. Detzner claims 180,000 registered Florida voters may not be citizens after their names and other data were matched to foreign nationals in an outdated state motorist database. These voters could easily have been naturalized in the years since obtaining or renewing a drivers license or state I.D. Still, the secretary of state is sending these names, after a second vetting, to local supervisors of election for them to send warning letters to voters that they have 30 days to prove their citizenship or be dropped from the rolls. Obviously, noncitizens d ont have t he right to vote and shouldnt. But l ocal s upervisors of election are wondering about the suspicious timing of this purge and the imperfections in Detzners list. Already some of the 2,700 noncitizens on the verified purge list are proving to be citizens. Which leads to the question of whether this is a pure effort to clean up the voter rolls or is there an element of suppressing minority votes? Monroe County Supervisor of Elections Harry Sawyer, a Republican who is a straight shooter on election matters, says some of the records Detzner is using are too old to be reliable. Without a confirmation on citizenship one way or another from the voter, Sawyer says, he wont automatically drop anyone from the rolls. But not every local elections supervisor will be this careful. Floridas noncitizen purge follows those in Colorado and New Mexico. Funny that this is being done by immigrant-heavy swing states with Republican secretaries of state. Both Colorado and New Mexico made a media splash with dire claims that noncitizens were registered and likely voting in large numbers. But a closer look by the nonprofit Brennan Center for Justice found that those states had drawn indefensible conclusions about noncitizen voting and had refused to release evidence that backed up their claims. The allegations of voter fraud, the center suggests, were smoke and mirrors and couldnt be trusted. The same can be said for all the dead people voting in South Carolina. That states attorney general, Republican Alan Wilson, claimed recently that more than 900 votes had been cast by dead people. But after the South Carolina Election Commission looked into the claim, it didnt hold up. There was no evidence that anyone had fraudulently voted in the name of someone dead. This is part of a pattern. Republicans actively gin up voter fraud claims to justify turning voting into an obstacle course to dissuade Democratic leaning constituencies. Its what happened in Florida last year when the Legislature used voter fraud as an excuse to cut early voting days and make it harder for renters and college students to vote a regular ballot. The most disgraceful part of the law imposes steep penalties and fines on groups conducting voter registration drives that fail to meet burdensome bureaucratic rules and turn forms in within 48 hours, causing the League of Women Voters to cancel its drive. The law so impacted minority voting that the Justice Department is opposing the controversial changes in federal court. Florida has five counties that must receive preclearance under the Voting Rights Act before c hanges in voting rules go into effect. Trust on election issues is something Florida Republicans squandered a long time ago. This ham-handed move against alleged noncitizens is just another example of why. (You can respond to Robyns column at firstname.lastname@example.org.) O PINION O PINION Robyn BlumnerTribune Media Editors NoteSubmit letters to the editor to Osceola News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. If you wish to fax your letter to the newspaper, the number is 407-846-8516. Email letters to news@ osceolanewsgazette.com. No more than one letter per writer will be published each month. An individual will be allowed to submit one letter of rebuttal if he or an organization he represents is the subject of a letter to the editor. Letters should be no more than 500 words and should include the name, address and daytime phone number of the writer for verification purposes. The News-Gazette will not publish the writers phone number. 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By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor The prizes have been awarded, but you still have until the end of May to see some great pieces of art created by area artists at the Osceola Center for the Arts. The awards w ere presented May 1 for the centers annual Juried Art Show. Some 50 artists participated with 90 pieces of art in five categories. The center awarded one Best of Show prize for $300, five $100 prizes for first-place and ribbons for secondand t hird-place and honorabl e mentions. While the majority of artists are local to Osceola County, many came from as far as Daytona Beach, White Oak and Orlando. The juried categories included painting, graphics and drawing, photography, mixed media and sculpture. This is one of the most diverse juried exhibits we have ever had here at the Center, with modern and classic techniques, subject matter and styles, Visual Arts Director Jules Davidson said. This years Best of Show winner was Felipe J. Ponzoa, of Kissimmee, for his painting, Metamorphosis. The other winners by category: Category I (Paintingoils, acrylic, watercolor) First-place: Jose Henao, Under Construction Second-place: Jean Banas, th Street Bombing. Third-place Jaime O. Parra: Light of Hope in Darkness. Honorable mention: Barbara Koepsel, Figures in Banyan Tree II. Category II (Pastels, Printmaking Drawing, Graphics) First-place: Anda Chance, Night Riders. Second place: Terry K. Anderson, Wyoming Winter. Third-place: Mila Panfilova, Portrait of Lilo. Honorable mention: Tillie Lafayette, Dragonfly with Nature. Honorable mention: Anda Chance, Morning Shadows at Rockafeller Center. Honorable mention: Barbara Alderman, Beach Birds x3. Category III (Sculpture) First-place: Jose Feliciano, Spring Blooms Eternal. Second-place: Don Handley, Grandma Big Hair. Third-place: Place Eloise, M. Ritt, Einstein. Honorable mention: Patti Harless, Faux Ming. Honorable mention: Kevin Olis, Perfect Timing. Category IV (Mixed Media) First-place: Brian Demeter, Whale Rider. Osceola Center for the Arts honors local artists with awards show Photo/Osceola Center for the ArtsThis years Best of Show winner at the Osceola Center for the Arts annual juried arts show on May 1 was Felipe J. Ponzoa, of Kissimmee, for his painting, Metamorphosis. See Arts, page A-6Kissimmee City Hall and the Kissimmee Utility Authoritys customer service center and administrative offices will be closed in observance of Memorial Day Monday. Regular utility business hours will resume on Tuesday. Memorial Day commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. Customers wishing to make a bill payment over the holiday weekend can do so through the utilitys automated telephone system at 407-9337777, online at www.kua.com, or at any area Amscot Financial location. KUAs 24-hour outage number is 407-933-9898. If power goes out, customers should notify KUA immediately. 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The funds will be used toward life-saving research, education and advocacy efforts for the American Heart Association, which will help fight out nations No. 1 and No. 4 cause of death heart disease and stroke (respectively), said Brenda Dieter, heart walk director for the Greater Southeast Affiliate of the American Heart Association. February is National Heart Month. Working with in-kind donations and local sponsors, plus registration fees for the 400 participants in the Feb. 11 race, held in downtown Kissimmee, Main Street Executive Director Kelly Trace was able to maximize the fundraising for the organization. It exceeded expectations, Trace said of the effort, which took place in February. Using creative fundraising methods such as an art auction, a photo booth and a costume contest, Main Street was able to raise more funds than expected. Additionally, Main Street sold stickers for $1 each in recognition of someone a runner knew who died from or currently suffers from a cardiovascular disease. It was a really neat way to fundraise because people could get a sticker in memory of someone, Trace said, adding one runner purchased five stickers, which were on his back throughout the race. That was something we talked about doing in the past, but it had never gotten off the ground, Kissimmee City Commissioner Cheryl Grieb said. The success of the fourth annual race hinged on getting the word out about the event. Trace heavily promoted the race on social media sites such as Facebook, purchased newspaper advertising, worked with Track Shack in Orlando to have the race included in their newsletter that reaches 20,000 people and offered registration discounts to locals through schools. The number of participants jumped from 180 runners in 2011 to 400 in 2012, Trace said. They were required to tell us where they heard about it, and it was mostly word-of-mouth, she said, adding the race nearly began late due to the overwhelming number of racers who showed up to the event the day of to register. Kelly is the third executive director weve had work on this race and shes by far exceeded, Grieb said, adding Trace designed this years participant T-shirt. Trace hoped to capitalize on tourist runners who may be in the area during next years event scheduled for Feb. 16, 2013 by applying for the Community Development Block Grant to help attract those visitors. Second-place: Kathy Omeara, Village Life I. Third-place: Don Handley, Changing of the Bull. Honorable mention: Patti Harless, Rabbit Hole. Honorable mention: Paul Hoinski, The Shell. Honorable mention: Etta Jean Juge, French Postcard. Category V (Photography)First place: Richard Burton, Storm, Neptune Road. Second-place: Linda Handley, Lizards on My Mind. Third-place Robert A. Weiter, Pollocks Birds. Honorable mention: Scott Spongeburg, Tibetan Boy. Honorable mention: Ami Gore, Crystal Notion. Honorable mention: Michael Healy, Life after Death. The art Show will remain on display through May 31. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m.) The center is at 2411 E. U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee. Visit www.ocfta.com or call 407-846-6257, Ext. 0 for more information.ArtsContinued from Page A-5 ni provided numbers for the 2012-13 fiscal year operating budget, and a strategic plan to allocate spending of Tourist Development Tax revenues, to fund them. The CVB will have $14.7 million for operations after factoring in funded-reserve obligations, cash reserves, taxes and a state-mandated buffer. The numbers she provided were comfortable, she said. Theres nothing here that gives me angst, Maccini said. When we laid it out internally, the numbers laid themselves out well for what those TDC pennies were enacted for versus our obligations. There obviously are long-term funding commitments that, should the TDC head in the wrong direction, we will be finding ourselves in a not-so-pleasant situation. She may not have to worry about that as much, according to board member Brian Wong, who mentioned that 2012 TDC collections were up 6.7 percent thus far during the same period in 2011.ComplexContinued from Page A-3 A-6American Heart Association gets $5,000 from Kissimmee Main Street News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanFrom left, Kissimmee Main Street President Gail Ecks, Kissimmee City Commissioner Cheryl Grieb, American Heart Association representative Brenda Dieter and Kissimmee Main Street Director Kelly Trace were on hand May 17 to donate proceeds from a February 5K run to the American Heart Association. Congratulations Brittany EmesticaIts your time to soar! We are so very proud of you. Love, Dad, Nancy & the entire family Congratulations On Your PHD from UCF!From all of us that knew you could do it... Daddy & Tricia Mom & Carl Poppa & Ma Carlos Manuel Lopez IICongratulations to our son. We are proud of you! God bless you, Love Mom & Pop With great joy and pride Olga Forero, Francisco Parra and Laura announce the graduation of their daughter & sister,Gina Parra Congrats Ivy!! We love you Boo!! Love, Mom & Dad We are so very proud of you Ivy for winning 2012 Miss Silver Spurs Miss Congeniality and your Graduation from SCHSYou will do great things at Troy University and in LIFE!Much Love, Mom & Dad Congratulations! MichaelWe are so proud of you! Love, Grandma & Grandpa, Mom & ChuckHarmony High School Congratulations Rachel!2012 Zenith High Valedictorian We are very proud of you! Love, Mom, Dad, Grandma, Stephanie, Leanne, Riley and Emily Brandie Nichole TroxellLove Always, Dad, Mom, Ti anie, and T-Rex You did it! You dream, you plan, you accomplish. May this continue to be the path you take in life.
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Page A8, S PORTS S PORTS Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/OsceolaSports6 games on tap today, Friday Spring football Celebration, Life each win one half at Storm jamboree By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Four reasons why Gateway High repeated as the Orange Belt Conference baseball champion and earned the No. 1 seed at the 7A-5 district tournament have signed grants to colleges in Florida, Alabama, Illinois and Rhode Island. Theyre the winningest class in school history until next year, Coach Rob Hammond said. Were proud of them and I know they are going to do well. Lio Morales (Kaskakia Junior College), Miguel Beltre (Indian River State College), Randall Toribio (Lawson State Community College) and James Griffin (Johnson and Wales University) all celebrated their college grants at the Gateway High cafeteria last week. Morales, an outfielder, plans to study criminal justice at Kaskakia, located in Centralia, Ill. The team is coached by Mitch Koester. Beltre said he will study business administration at Indian River, located in Fort Pierce and coached by Mitch Markham. Toribio will join Coach Blake Lewis at Lawson Community College in Birmingham, Ala., and will play the middle infield. He will study business. Griffin, a pitcher, plans to become a chef and selected Johnson and Wales in Providence, R.I. to further his education. I got interested in cooking when I was 15 or 16, he said. Griffin will spend 10 days in Italy this summer on a school-sponsored trip before he reports to Johnson and Wales late this summer to play for Coach John LaRose. The Wildcats are members of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The Panthers seniors led Gateway to consecutive Orange Belt Conference championships and helped the Panthers to an 18-9 record last season. Gateway lost in the district semifinals to OHS, a team the Panthers had twice beaten during the regular season.Seated from left, Gateway High baseball seniors Randall Toribio, Miguel Beltre, Lio Morales and James Griffin celebrated their college grants last week at the high school cafeteria. Standing at rear are family members and Gateway administrators Principal Larry Meadows, second from left, Baseball Coach Rob Hammond (third from right) and Athletic Director George Sullivan (right). News-Gazette Photo/Rick Pedone Four Panthers joining college baseball squads By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The final acts of the 201112 high school athletic year take place Thursday and Friday when six county football teams play their spring games. Today at 7 p.m., Ocoee visits St. Cloud, Florida Air Academy is at Gateway and Osceola travels to Lake Gibson. Friday at 7 p.m., Mount Dora goes to Harmony while Liberty travels to Cypress Creek and Poinciana visits Orange City University. St. Cloud Coach Brad Lennox will be on the sidelines as the Bulldogs head coach for the first time. Lennox served as an assistant coach at St. Cloud for several years before moving to Osceola two years ago, then returning last winter to replace interim Coach Chad Ansbaugh. Lennox said all of his players have an opportunity to earn a starting position. All spots are still open, he said. The first period will feature the JV teams, followed by three varsity quarters with live kicking, Lennox said. Gateway Coach Marlin Roberts said his Panthers are a little farther along in preparation for the regular season than they were last year. We look a little better than we did last year at this time, he said. Osceola, coming off a 10-2 season and a fifth-consecutive playoff appearance, faces a strong challenge at Lake Gibson. The Kowboys won, 14-7, last spring in a game played with regular-season intensity. Well learn a few things about ourselves, Nichols said. Daequan Harrison and Scooter Fagan have worked at quarterback this spring. Both will be juniors. The Kowboys have one of the states top running back recruits in rising senior Stafon McCray. Liberty Coach David Benson thinks he has found the solution at quarterback after losing sophomore Terrell Bonds, who transferred to Miami after passing for 2,000 yards last season. As of now, Jalen (Benn) is our QB and he is doing a fantastic job, Benson said. Benn is a converted running back who missed most of last season after a knee injury. Benson liked what he saw from the teams green and gold scrimmage last week. The defense came out on top. We had a lot of big plays on offense, but when it came down to it, the defense held us to several three and outs, he said. Our defensive is playing at a very high level right now, lets see if it carries over into Friday. Harmony will play four varsity quarters against Mount Dora Friday, Coach Jerrad Butler said. Our k ids have worked hard this spring. I feel like we have got a great deal of work in. Theyre looking forward to getting out there and playing on Friday, he said. Butler said Sterling Hicks and a couple others would call signals. Poinciana Coach Corey Fleming said his team is ready for its 7 p.m. game Friday against University, which is at Deltona High. He said several players have performed well during spring workouts, including freshman defensive back Drian Jenkins. Hes shown some signs of being a pretty good player, Fleming said. Life Christian Coach M ike Bonneville l iked his teams effort at the Celebration jamboree last week. The Lions beat Windermere Prep, 16-14, and lost to Celebration, 8-0. It was very encouraging for the upcoming season. Windermere beat us 43-6 last season, so much improvement on our end, Bonneville said. Najeem Hosein passed for 96 yards and rushed for 43 yards and a TD for the Lions. Antonio Smith rushed for 37 yards and made five tackles, while Richard Bruno had seven tackles. Julius Rivera had three tackles and fumble recovery. Sam Camargo had a 72-yard pass reception. Celebration fell to Windermere Prep, 16-0, under interim Coach Eric Scrivens. Things went relatively well considering the tumultuous nature of the spring, Scrivens said. Storm Coach Ben Aarestad was relieved from his duties five days into practice. We came out with nerves against Windermere and made a couple of turnovers. We didnt make the same type of errors against Life Christian, Scrivens said.Above, Liberty defensive coordinator Ray Hines guides his players through a drill Monday in preparation for Fridays spring game at Cypress Creek. Below, Poincianas Drian Jenkins makes a hit during practice.News-Gazette Photos/Andrew Sullivan TodayOHS at Lake Gibson Ocoee at St. Cloud Fla. Air at GatewayFridayMount Dora at Harmony LHS at Cypress Creek Poinciana at Atlantic All games 7 p.m. Spring games
Little Links golfStandings from the Little Links Junior Golf League at Kissimmee Bay Country Club: Craig Lewis DDS (2.5), MV Paving (2.5), Remington-Kissimmee Bay (2), North City Tire (2), Greets Landscaping (2), Blanford Irrigation (2), Terrys Electric (1), Orthopaedics Associates (.5), DSEEZ (.5).All-state flagThree Osceola County flag football players were recently recognized by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association. Harmony receiver Marie Gilbert was named to the FACA all-state third team. Harmony quarterback Sage Leffew and Gateway defender Queneicesha Scott-Torres received honorable mention.Thunder baseballThe Osceola Thunder travel baseball program will hold tryouts at Osceola High June 9. Tryout schedule: 11-U, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.; 12-U, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; 13-U, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; 14-U, 4 to 6 p.m. Players must provide a birth certificate copy and a utility bill with a current address. For information, contct Richie Pahlad at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jose Tavares at bandit50ny@yahoo. com. FCC hoops campThe Florida Christian College boys basketball summer camp is June 11-15. Boys ages 8-12 attend from 9 a.m. to noon; ages 13-18 attend from 1 to 4 p.m. The fee is $60. For information, visit www. fcu.edu or call Coach Jake Deer at 407-569-1364.Open gym volleyballThe City of Kissimmee Parks, Recreation & Public Facilities Department will offer youth volleyball open gym on Fridays, and adult open gym volleyball on Tuesdays. Youth open gym volleyball is available for players ages 8-16. It will be played through August at Denn John Middle School from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Adult open gym volleyball is for players age 16-over. it is held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. The fee for both youth and adult open gym is $3 (cash only) per visit, or a punch card can be purchased on site for $20 for 20 visits. For more information, or to receive an open gym schedule, please contact the Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities Department at 407-8472388. Sports briefsThursday, May 24, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A9 Online... All the time aroundosceola.com www.furniturelandusa.com 407-483-90502744 N. Orange Blossom Tr. Kissimmee, FL 34744 407-847-85182345 N. Orange Blossom Trail Kissimmee, FL 34744052412.TNG Flea & FarmersMarketOSCE oO LA 051712.TNGOPE nN : 2801 E. Irlo Bronson Hwy. 407-846-2811(Hwy. 192 at the Turnpike overpass between Kissimmee & St. Cloud) Full Service Restaurant & Snack Bar 3 snackbarsice cream shop, restaurantlive entertainmentdaily S tT A tT E CER tT I fF IED CAC oO 42735448 West Landstreet Road OO rlando, FL 32824041212.TNG SINCE 1990 KISSIMMEE 407 -846-0155ORLAND oO 407 -857-0889 052412.TNG S C I Bet You Didnt KnowMon.-Fri. 7:30 a.m.:00 p.m. SS aturday 8:00 a.m.:00 a.m. Fill Your Tires With Nitrogen New S S ervicePlaying any position besides pitcher over the age of 45 is extremely rare in the major leagues. In fact, when Omar Vizquel made Torontos roster to start the 2012 season and then turned 45 in April, he became just the fourth non-pitcher at least that age to appear in the majors in the last 70 years. Any guesses on the other three? They were Pete Rose (45 in 1986), Carlton Fisk (45 in 1993) and Julio Franco, who was an ageless 49 when he suited up for Atlanta in 2007. In Major League Baseball, the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League, its not unusual for an athlete to play for several different teams over the course of his career. But the most teams ever? In the NBA, four players share the record with 12 teams Chucky Brown, Jim Jackson, Tony Massenburg and Joe Smith. The NHL record is also 12, held by Mike Sillinger. And it had been 12 in the majors as well until 2012, when pitcher Octavio Dotel set a new record of 13 teams by making Detroits roster. When Bubba Watson won the 2012 Masters, it marked the second straight year that a player whod never won a major donned the green jacket. First-timer Charl Schwartzel won it in 2011. Besides those two, 15 other golfers in history won the Masters but never captured another major tournament crown. Time will tell if that holds true for Schwartzel and Watson. But heres an odd stat five of those 15 oneand-done players captured the Masters crown over just a seven-year period: Gary Brewer (1967), Bob Goalby (1968), George Archer (1969), Charles Coody (1971) and Tommy Aaron (1973). I bet you didnt know... Stop in for details.... Ray Icaza RAY ICAZAEX eE CUT iI V eE MAN AA G erER 052412.TNG KISSIMMEE2500 N. Orange Blossom Trail Kissimmee, FL 1-866-503-8348 www.kissimmeechevy.com 201 1 CRUZE LS
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Section B Go to www.aroundosceola.com for all St. Cloud news May 24, 2012AROUND KISSIMMEEAROUND KISSIMMEEINCLUDING: POINCIANA BVL INTERCESSION CITY The following classes and being offered by Osceola County Extension Services and are free unless stated otherwise: day, May Using Your Sprinkler Efficiently, la Heritage Park, Valley Lane, Have a prettier scape and save by irrigating This workshop teaches you how to operate your sprinkler control box and fix basic sprinkler tion is Call 6 to 8 day, May Save Your Prevent sure, at Extension Services, Osceola Heritage Park, Valley Lane, This class addresses how to save your foreclosure through better with your lender and identifying other gage prevention tion is Call 6 to 7:30 Tuesday, June Help! I Have Mildew, at Extension Services, Osceola Heritage Park, Valley Lane, With is not a er to This addresses what is, how it grows, how to get rid of it and prevent future growth. Registration is required. Call 321-697-3000 From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, Managing in Tough Times, at Extension Services, Osceola Heritage Park, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee. Is your financial stress level up because of the economy and recent price hikes? Learn how to effectively plan your spending, identify spending leaks, save money and stretch your dollars. Registration is required. Call 321-697-3000. From 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, Managing in Tough Times, at Extension Services, Osceola Heritage Park, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee. Is your financial stress level up because of the economy and recent price hikes? Learn how to effectively plan your spending, identify spending leaks, save money and stretch your dollars. Registration is required. Call 321-697-3000. From 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, Taking Control of Your Money, at Extension Services, Osceola Heritage Park, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee. Stop wondering where money went and letting it control you. Instead establish financial goals, discover your financial potential and develop a plan to make your money work for you. Registration is required. Call 321-697-3000 From 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, Money Habitudes, at Extension Services, Osceola Heritage Park, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee. Discover your inner financial self and the impact it has on your spending plan and personal relationships. Participants will learn how to improve financial communication and management involving money. Registration is required. Call 321-697-3000. Extension ServicesThe Kissimmee/Osceol a County Chamber of Commerce paid out more than $7,000 at its Toho Bass Blast Open Tournament May 12 in Kissimmee, Brian Wical, of Palm Bay, and Rich Howes, of Oveido won the tournament and the big bass of the day, taking home more than $2,500 in prize money. They also won free entry into next years tournament. A total of 86 boats launched from the Lake Tohopekaliga boat ramp at safe light with the weigh-in at 3 p.m. The chamber paid out to the top 12 teams. Wical and Howes brought a total of 27.05 pounds to the scales with five fish. The big bass of the day was 10.29 pounds. In second were Ron Bennett and Dale Pistick with a total of five fish weighing in at 24.01 pounds. Finishing third were Bruce Bozman and Ray Riendeau with five fish weighing in at 22.64 pounds. Winning the exact weight fish with a bass that weighed exactly 5 pounds was the Toho Water Team of Tim Burton and Derek Crouch. The bonus was a $1,000 pay out. During the event, Gatorland came out with it Wrangler on the Way show and brought two alligators, a bearded dragon, a rose-haired tarantula, an emperor scorpion and a red tail boa. Go to www.kissimmeechamber.com for photos and postings.Chamber pays out more than $7,000 in first fishing tourney Submitted PhotoBrian Wical, of Palm Bay, and Rich Howes, of Oveido won the fishing t ournament a nd t he big bass of the day, taking home more t han $2,500 in prize money. Local volunteers packed meals into boxes at four locations in Kissimmee, starting with The Rock Church Saturday on May 12. Meals also were packed at other locations over the weekend, May 12-13, including: Celebration Foundation, H2U Center at Osceola Regional Medical Center, Florida Hospital Celebration Health and Celebration Town Hall. More than 1,500 volunteers packed meals. When the weekend was over, 250,000 meals were packed for crisis food pantries in Osceola County. At top, Pat Fillipone left, director of Habitat for Humanity, brought members of her board to help pack. Dave Berelsman, Celebration Foundation board member, back left, joined their group. At right, Gloria Niec, front, stands with Mike Jackson with 17 pallets of meals at Osceola County Department of Education. Below, Libby Bumpus volunteered with her granddaughter, Aubrey. Making meals! Submitted Photos The city of Kissimmee Fire Department hosted a swearing-in ceremony for two employees during the City Commission meeting May 15. Chief Robert King administered the oath. Jeremy Christs promotion to the position of fire lieutenant was made effective on May 3, following the retirement of Lt. Wayne Seley. Daniel Dodd was promoted to the position of fire engineer, effective on May 5. This opportunity was created by the vacancy of Jer emy Christs previous position. Mayor Jim Swan presented Seley with the citys retirement watch. King also presented Seley with a special re tirement gift on behalf of the fire department to acknowledge his 31 years of service to the community. It is rare for an individual to devote as many years to one agency for as long as Wayne has been with the city. His hard work and dedication to the fire service will be sorely missed, said King.Fire Dept. honors retiree, promotes twoPhoto/City of KissimmeeFrom left is Fire Chief Robert King, Kissimmee Mayor Jim Swan and retired Lt. Wayne Seley. Photo/City of KissimmeeFrom left is Fire Engineer Daniel Dodd, Chief King and Lt. Jeremy Christ.Kissimmee student awarded Fullbright assistantshipOsceola County School for the Arts graduate Shayla Alamino was recently awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. Alamino, of Kissimmee, is a Rollins College student who will joins more than 1,600 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2012-13 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Alamino, who will be traveling to Thailand, said she viewed the scholarship as an opportunity to immerse herself in an entirely new culture while challenging her train of critical and imaginative skills through teaching. Dyer graduates Kevin Dyer, of Kissimmee, graduated from Concordi a University in Portland, Ore. at its commencement ceremony on May 5. Dyer received a master of education in educational leadership. Concordia University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university located in northeast Portland. Flagler College gradsThe following local students were awarded bachelors degrees from Flagler College in St. Augustine: Lauren Benetti, of Celebration, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. Caitlin Byerly, of Poinciana, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. Emma Stephens, of Celebration, graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. More than 386 Flagler students participated in the commencement ceremony on April 21. School news
The Kissimmee Public W orks & Engineering Department is r ecognizing National Public W orks W eek until Friday. The City Commission presented staff with a proclamation, during at T uesdays City Commission meeting in r ecognition of National Public W orks W eek, which began Monday. Additionally, each of the departments divisions: Engineering & Construction, T raffic Operations, Stormwater, Sanitation, Streets and Sidewalks, and the W eld Shop set up displays in the first floor lobby of Kissimmee City Hall, located at 101 N. Church Street. The exhibit will be open until Friday at 2 p.m., showcasing photos of projects and a variety of infor mational brochures. For more information, contact the Public W orks & Engineering Department at 407-518-2170. Memorial Day is a day set aside by our country to honor our foreign heroes. Memorial Day is meant to recognize those who lost their lives while in defense of our country. It is always celebrated on the last Monday in the month of May. Take a little time during this busy holiday weekend to keep that in mind and be grateful for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Anniversaries are more than commemorating the amount of time spent or invested in something. It is a way to look back and appreciate what has been accomplished and how far we have come. Two anniversaries are upcoming and of importance to the Poinciana community. In May, the Association of Poinciana Villages, Inc. (APV) will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. APV was founded May 26, 1972 and has grown to be one of the largest and most successful homeowners association in the United States. With that date as a marker, APV will host their first of three events to celebrate that milestone on Saturday, May 26, 2012. This celebration will begin at 10 a.m. at Vance Harmon Park. This event is free and will feature a variety of music (live music and a D.J.) and a variety of vendors including merchandise and culinary delights. The celebration will be a health fair as well, with a consortium of health care professionals and services. The event will be attended by thousands. Plan on spending your Saturday celebrating Poincianas 40th anniversary. You are sure to see old friends, make new ones, and appreciate the community that is Poinciana. Liberty High S chool is celebrating its fifth year and there have been many great accomplishments since it opened. One such accomplishment has been the creation of the Liberty Ambassador Scholarship. This is the only high school in Osceola County which has a scholarship program established for students by students. The Liberty Ambassadors began in the fall of 2007 and had a goal to promote leadership and encourage student ownership within the Charger family. Under Kimberly Fontanez, chairwoman of the Liberty Ambassadors this year, the organization decided to commemorate the anniversary of Liberty High School by creating the first student financed Valencia College scholarship. With the help of the Education Foundation of Osceola County, the scholarship will help fellow students who have financial need and show excellence in their academics. In the first campaign toward the scholarship program, the Liberty Ambassadors and the McDonalds of Bellalago partnered together to hold a McCharger night that successfully raised money for the endowment. The Liberty Ambassadors are looking forward to next years fundraiser and are already looking for local businesses to help. Anyone wishing to help the Liberty Ambassadors with the scholarship program can contact Erin Yerkey, at 407-9333910, Ext. 60661, for more information. Poinciana Professionals, an online based group networking that offers once a month meetings in a local Poinciana business, has a goal of building a community one business at a time. This group also appreciates the importance of building pride and appreciation of the youth in Poinciana. With that in mind, Poinciana Professionals is presenting the Miss Poinciana 2013 Pageant. The Miss Poinciana 2013 Pageant is the first ever in the community. Poinciana Professionals is proudly working with the Association of Poinciana Villages (APV) and will include this pageant with the 40-year anniversary festivities taking place in Poinciana. This is a wonderful way to compliment the festivities. The Miss Poinciana 2013 pageant will be July 27. Prior to that, contestants will have several meetings together including interviews with the judges. These meeting dates will begin the week of June 17. Contestants will be notified by mail. There are three age divisions in the Miss Poinciana 2013 pageant. Miss Poinciana age is 18 to 25, Miss Teen Poinciana is ages 13 to 17 and Little Miss Poinciana participants must be between 6 to 12 years of age. Miss Poinciana 2013 winners will be presented to the community at th e second 40th anniversary celebration, a Back-to-School festival at Harmon Park on Aug. 11. The registration deadline for Miss Poinciana 2013 is June 8. Application packets are available at Poinciana Starbucks, t he Poincian a Community Center and the Boys and Girls Club Poinciana Teen Center. Applications also will be available at the Poinciana Professionals booth at the first 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Harmon Park, located off Cypress Parkway (Country Club Road). For more information, see www.poincianapros.com or phone 321-437-6750. Follow Miss Poinciana 2013 on Facebook. If you have any Poinciana news or information that you would like to share call Lisa Dcato at 407846-7122 or email news@ osceolanewsgazette.com. 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Thursday, May 24, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B3 Whats new?Bike path clean-up projectThe Ismael Rivera Boy Scout Eagle Project, which will be a Shingle Creek bike path clean-up project, will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Arrow Ridge Apartment parking lot, 4100 Arrow Ridge Place, Kissimmee. Bring gloves. Lunch and beverages will be provided. RSVP by calling 407-870-8167 or 407-3341395.Gospel concertRoy and Amy Pauley, who are gospel singers, will perform a free gospel concert at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 3 (a love offering will be accepted) at Ocean Street Church of God, 1211 Ocean St., Kissimmee. For more information or directions, call 407-892-1782. Vacation Bible School Ocean Street Church of God will host a week of Vacation Bible School from 10 a.m. to noon during the week of June 18 (Monday Friday and the following Sunday evening) at Ocean Street Church of God, 1211 Ocean St., Kissimmee. Its pen to all children in our community. For more information or directions, please call 407-8921782. Happy Health MartPoinciana Family YMCAs Happy Health Mart will be in front of the Y the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., beginning today. The Poinciana Family Y is at 397 Marigold Ave.DAVD. Join the DAV on the first and third Saturday of each month for barnyard bingo at noon. Two-dollar Bloody Mary specials are all day Sunday. The DAV now opens at 11 a.m. For more information, call 407-846-4141. Advanced line dance clubThe Smith N Western Advanced Line Dance Club meets Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. in hall A. with lessons and open dance. Basic knowledge of line dance steps is required. All ages are welcome. There is a $2 donation. The instructor is Gail Smith, call 407-408-5039.St. Cloud Senior Center eventsMonday Night is a social dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in hall A. Live band Mondays, all year, but is subject to hall maintenance scheduling. A donation of $3 per person is requested. The Saturday Night Country Dance is 7 to 10 p.m. in hall A November through April. There will be live bands. A donation of $3 per person is requested. The other months, the music will be by Art Fagnant, DJ, and admission will be free. All ages are welcome. Church celebrates 100th birthdayThe Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Kissimmee will celebrate its 100th year anniversary May 27. Services are at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Greater Hopewell Missionary Baptists On Sunday, May 27, at 3:30 p.m., the special guest will be St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church at pastor Johnny McKinnie will close out the centennial celebration. After the 11 a.m. service May 27, Shilohs pastor Remer Baker Jr., officers and members will bur a time capsule. Elvis Hawaiian showAn Elvis Hawaiian tribute show featuring Rich Purnell will be Thursday, June 14, starting at 7 p.m. It will be at the American Legion Post 10 in Kissimmee. Tickets are $10 per person. Call Shirley at 407922-4502.Yard saleA multi-family yard sale will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 2507 Maui Circle, Kissimmee. All proceeds benefit Flava Dance Studios Junior dance team. For more information, call James Alexander at 407-709-0304 or Shannon Alexander at 407-7090555.Downtown Kissimmee updateThe Downtown Kissimmee Area Council will host a downtown update Wednesday, May 30, at the Kissimmee Civic Center to showcase what is happening in downtown Kissimmee. The doors opening at 7:15 a.m., with presentations from 7:45 to 9: a.m. Event-goers can expect to hear from civic and government leaders about the current, future and potential projects for Downtown Kissimmee. Event registration is required for admission. Call the Kissimmee/ Osceola County Chamber of Commerce at 407-847-3174 or online via www.kissimmeechamber.com. Individual seats are $10 and a corporate table of 10 is $250. Guest speakers include Marianne Gurnee with SunRail, Kissimmee City Manager Mike Steigerwald, Osceola County Commissioner Brandon Arrington, Kissimmee Parks and Recreation Dan Loubier. The moderator will be Belinda Kirkegard, Kissimmee director of economic development. Democrat clubs meetThe Osceola County Democratic Executive Committee meeting will be today at 7 p.m. It will be held in room 2501 and 2502 on the second floor of the administration building in the Osceola Court house Complex,1 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee. The guest speaker will be Osceola County Commissioner Mike Harford. The website is www.democratsosceola.com. The Democrats of Celebration Club meets Wednesday, May 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Community Center at 851 Celebration Ave. in Celebration. Democratic candidate for Congress Alan Grayson will speaks Questions may be directed to email at: sheri@democratsosceola. comHurricane preparedness seminarThere will be a hurricane preparedness seminar and fair Thursday, June 14 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Good Samaritan Village, 4197 S. Orange Blossom Trail in Kissimmee in the community center. The seminar will include information on how and what to be ready for including living supply, home preparedness and a pets travel supply. The public is welcome.Caregiving and depression classThe East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic will host a free one hour class from 11 a.m. to noon Friday, June 8, entitled Caregiving & Depression at the Osceola County Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. Family Caregivers of people with Alzheimers Disease and related memory disorders may experience a wide range of emotions including depression. Learn how depression may be affecting you and new ways to deal with it healthfully. The class is geared toward the family caregiver. The monthly Alzheimer and Dementia Family Caregiver Support Group will immediately follow from noon to 1:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call the East Central Florida Memory Clinic at 321-768-9575 and press 5.Poppy DaySt. Cloud American Legion Auxiliary Unit 80 Poppy Day will be May 28. Poppy Day is sponsored each year by the American Legion Auxiliary to remind Americans of the sacrifice of the life and health made by men and women of the Armed Forces. The American Legion Auxiliary will be at two St. Cloud Walgreens locations distributing poppies to the community Saturday, May 19, Armed Forces Day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The locations are: Walgreens at the northeast corner of Narcoossee Road and U.S. Highway 192 and the Walgreens on Commerce Road across from Walmart. The auxiliary is asking residents to come out and thank veterans for their service. The auxiliary also will be attending the St. Cloud City Council meeting Thursday, May 24, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Cloud City Hall. Mayor Rebecca Borders is expected to proclaim May 28 as St. Cloud Poppy Day. Then, the American Legion will be at Mt. Peace Monday, May 28, at 10 a.m. for the Memorial Day ceremony and will be distributing poppies to all who attend. Tai chi and qigong (Chinese yoga)Tai chi and qigong classes being offered by Madame Wu Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud. On Wednesdays, the class will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Barney E. Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. All classes will be taught through donations. For more information, call Madame Wu at 407-738-7001. League looking for MarinesThe Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1092 is requesting all Marines join the group. The league does a variety of things including: sends care boxes overseas, memorials, parades, has scholarship programs, works with veterans, has a color guard and holds Toys for Tots drives. It meets the fourth Thursday of the month at the VFW in St. Cloud. It has a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. every second Saturday of the month at the VFW to support the league. For more information, call Jim Underwood at 863-496-1107 of the VFW at 407-892-6761.Tourism awards to be given out June 6On Wednesday, June 6, the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce and the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors Bureau will present their 2012 Spirit of Hospitality awards. The program this year will be at Gaylord Palms and Convention Center, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for individuals and $400 for a corporate table of 10. The awards honor exceptional performance, commitment and achievements in the hospitality and tourism industry in Osceola County. The awards will be in three areas: service, management and lifetime achievement. To register, go to www. kissimmeechamber.com or call Jill Stevenson at 407-847-4434. To nominate someone, call Robin Wells at 407-847-4407.4C head start programThe 4C Head Start program is accepting registrations for children ages 3 and 4 for its 2012-13 preschool program until Sept. 1 at its main office, 2232 W. U.S. Highway 192. It also is accepting registrations for its Early Head Start program for children 6-months to 3-years-old. Families must meet the eligibility criteria. To register a child, parents will need: immunization records, Social Security cards (childs and parents), a physical exam, health insurance or Medicaid, proof of address, WIC and food stamps or certification letter.Ministry medical clinicThe Osceola Christian Ministry at 700 Union St., Kissimmee, offers a medical clinic most Thursday mornings. It serves the uninsured and people with a family income at or below the 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The clinic operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 9 a.m. and it can serve eight to nine people. It also has a Tuesday afternoon clinic once a month, which serves adults only. The doors open at 12:30 p.m. To confirm the hours for either clinic for the week, call 407-9449968. The clinic is unable to provide any x-rays or female services at this time.Hospice offers bereavement groupsCornerstone Hospice has announced three bereavement support groups in Osceola County for people who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. The groups are completely free and the only requirement is to pre-register. They are: Mondays, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Good Samaritan Village, Clubhouse Board Room, 4250 Village Drive, Kissimmee. Tuesdays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee. The first Thursday of the month (Spanish speaking support group) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Porta Coeli Funeral Home, 2801 E. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. Call Claudia Swonger to pre-register for any of these three groups at 407-206-2273.German-American ClubThe Osceola German-American Club of Kissimmee/St. Cloud meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at The Elks Club on Kings Highway in Kissimmee. The club consists of people who were born in Germany or who are of German descent or just have an interest in socializing with German people. For more information, call Kay Cushing at 407-931-1645.American Legion eventsThe American Legion of St. Cloud Post 80 will have the following events: Mondays: bingo at 6 p.m. in the smoke-free Civic Hall. Tuesdays: dart tournament at 7 p.m.. Wednesdays: all you can eat spaghetti for $5.75. Thursdays: free pool Fridays: free shuffleboard from 3 to 7 p.m.; grill menu from 5 to 8 p.m.; karaoke at 8 p.m. Saturdays: road kill bingo on the first and third Saturday of each month at 7 p.m. Sundays: breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Happy hour is Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. The Legion Post 80 is open Monday to Thursday from 3 to 9 p.m.; Friday, from 3 to 11 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 80, meets the first Thursday of the month at the post civic hall. For more information, call the post at 407-892-8808 or Mike Turco at 352-572-1261. Post 80 and the Auxiliary Unit 80 are at 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Cloud.Greyhound adoptionsThe public is invited to come every third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pet Supermarket, 2924 13th St., St. Cloud, 407498-0929, located one mile east of Walmart, to meet retired racing greyhounds ready for adoption. These are mature, adult dogs and they transition very easily into homes. Most get along great with other dogs and children and many are cat friendly, as well. Get to know the dogs and speak with local greyhound owners. For more information, call Gods Greyts Greyhound Group at 407-578-7496 or go to www. godsgreyts.com.VFW Post 4225Members of VFW Post 42255, 504. S. Randolph Ave., Kissimmee, and the ladies auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. on the first See additional Community Events/News at www.aroundosceola.comKudos to cadets An Elvis Hawaiian tribute show featuring Rich Purnell will be Thursday, June 14, starting at 7 p.m. It will be at the American Legion Post 10 in Kissimmee. Tickets are $10 per person. Call Shirley at 407-922-4502.Elvis lives onSubmitted PhotoJoshua Stevens Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution honored the DARs ROTC medal recipients to the following Osceola County cadets at the May 12 chapter meeting: Evinely Cruz, Poinciana High School; Shirley Liberato, Osceola High School; Rebecca Gay, DAR awards chairman; Damaria Urena, Liberty High School; and Kyle Spittle, Harmony High School For more information contact Rita Hendrix, 407-933-8489 or Jean Witherington, 407-957-4347. C OMMUNITY C OMMUNITY Whats happening? See Community, page B-5
Free medical clinicThere is a physician available to see patients Thursdays at the Osceola Christian Ministry Center, 700 Union St., Kissimmee. Patients must have no insurance or veterans benefits and must qualify financially before being seen. Patients are seen on a walkin basis only every Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m. and again and in the afternoon. In the morning session, patients must arrive by 9 a.m. In the afternoon, they must arrive between noon and 12:30 p.m. There is no phone number to make appointments.Childbirth classesFour-week childbirth preparation classes are held at the Osceola Pregnancy Center, 1340 W. Columbia Ave., Kissimmee. The classes include the modified Lamaze method of labor and delivery, exercises and childcare. For information and to register, call 407-9330261.Clinic now provides pediatric careThe St. Thomas Aquinas Medical Clinic, 510 Chapel Road, St. Cloud, is now open the first Monday of the month offering pediatric care from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Patients (uninsured children from birth to 17) are seen on a first-come, first-serve basis. The child must have no insurance, no KidCare, no Medicaid and no Medicaid HMO. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the child. Immunizations are not available at this time. For more information, contact the clinic at 407-5931256. The clinic is a program of Catholic Charities of Central Florida.Alzheimers support meetingFor families caring for someone with memory loss or Alzheimers disease the Alzheimer R esource C enter, the East Central Florida Memory Disorder Clinic and the Osceola Council on Aging are collaborating their efforts by offering a Family Support Meeting the second Friday of each month at noon at the Barney E. Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. The goal for this group is to exchange ideas and learn from each other through sharing experiences, feelings, family interactions, and coping strategies. The sessions are co-facilitated by Martha Purdy, licensed clinical social worker of the ARC and Farah Sivolella, gerontologist of the clinic.. The sessions include a sponsored lunch and a quiet, private atmosphere to conduct the group program. For further information or to make a reservation for the Alzheimers Family Support Group, contact 800-330-1910, Ext. 301. Health departmentHealthy Families Osceola starts services prenatally or at birth. Support workers make home visits for up to five years. They improve the fam ilys support system, teach problem-solving skills and link families with community resources. Call Coline at 407343-2158. Nutrition classes for people with diabetes offered at the Kissimmee facility, 1875 Boggy Creek Road. Classes in English and Spanish. Weight management classes also offered. Free. For information and to be scheduled, call Marilyn at Closing the Gap at 407-343-2082. Free confidential HIV testing by appointment Monday through Friday at the Kissimmee office. Call Closing the Gap at 407-343-2082. The county W.I.C. program offers the following ongoing breastfeeding programs at the 1875 Boggy Creek Road facility: breastfeeding class for pregnant moms Mondays at 10 a.m.; breastfeeding support group for moms and their babies at the Boggy Creek office Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and at the St. Cloud W.I.C. office at the health department, 1050 Grape Ave., Thursdays at 10 a.m. Call 407-3432087 for more information. Free immunizations for students: Osceola County students who need to meet the new vaccine requirements to enter seventh grade and kindergarten can get them at the health department. (Hepatitis B series, three doses), tetanus booster and second measles vaccine for incoming seventh-graders as well as the hepatitis B series, three doses, and second measles vaccine for incoming kindergartners. For walk-in or appointment schedule, call 407-343-2066 for Kissimmee and 407-8929266 for St. Cloud. Breast and cervical cancer screening: Project WOW (Wellness for Osceola Women) offers screening and early detection services for women over 50 who have no health insurance. Free services available for those who meet income requirements. Call 407-343-2068. Free blood pressure screenings: Offered the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Osceola County Public Health Unit, 1050 Grape Ave., St. Cloud. Appointments are not required. Free educational material will be available. For information, call 407-3432000. Immunizations: By appointment only at the Kissimmee site on Boggy Creek Road. For more information, call 407-343-2066. For the St. Cloud site on Grape Avenue, call 407-892-9266 for the weekly walk-in and appointment schedule.Hospice volunteers neededVITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Central Florida needs volunteers in the area who can befriend terminally ill patients, provide relief for weary caregivers, accompany their pet on Paw Pals visits, visit with veterans, provide art and music therapy, make bereavement calls, sew, make crafts, help repair medical equipment or help with administrative work. Call 407-691-4541 or e-mail email@example.com if you would like to find out more information. Health Page B4, 4 YES! 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He was employed for many years with Brighthouse Cable and most recently with Central Florida Cable in Kissimmee. Rob is survived by his two aunts: Shelby Harwell of Kannapolis, NC and Carol Horasian of San Diego, CA; two uncles; Tr oy Christy and Leonard Christy both of Pennsylvania; step-sister: Susan Wa tson of Crystal River, FL; He also is survived by many wonderful friends in Orlando and Kissimmee. Memorial may be made to the Robert Lee Bell Memorial Fund. A Memorial Service was held on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at Conrad &T hompson Funeral Home. Inurnment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Kissimmee, Florida. The Bell Family is being cared for by Conrad &T hompson Funeral Home and Crematio nS ervices, 511 Emmett St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. 407-847-3188 CROFT Mrs. Mamie Alderman Croft, age 88 passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 in Valdosta, Georgia. Funeral Services was held at 11:00 a.m., Tu esday, May 22, 2012 at Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home Kissimmee Chapel, with burial to follow in Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family received friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., on Monday at the funeral home. Mrs. Croft was born and raised in Berlin, Georgia. Her parents were John Clinton Alderman and Eadie Annis Boyd .S he was married to Charlie B. Croft and they moved to Kissimmee in 1942 .S he worked for the Osceola County School System Cafeteria as a baker. She also worked for Esper Products in Kissimmee.At home she was a very good cook, seamstress and flower gardener raising four childre n of her own.She was a member of First Baptist Church in Kissimmee.She moved to Madison, Florida in 2006. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie B. Croft in 1997.She is survived by 3 sons, Gilbert (Betty) Croft of Orlando, Clinton (Janice) Croft of Madison, and Charles (Nell) Croft of Lee, Florida, a DALMAU Angelica Maria Dalmau, 57, of Kissimmee, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Homes, Cemetery and Crematory; Kissimmee. DANIEL Damion Ly del Daniel, 37, of Davenport, passed away We dnesday, May 16, 2012. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Homes, Cemetery and Crematory; Kissimmee. MARTIN John F. Martin, 53, of Kissimmee, passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Homes, Cemetery and Crematory; St. Cloud. WOOD John E. Wood, 66 of St. Cloud, FL passed away Friday, May 18, 2012 at home with his family by his side. He was born in New Britain, CT the son of Charles Edgar Wood and Priscilla Catherine Harris Wood, he moved to St. Cloud, FL in 1986 from New Britain. John was a Ve teran of the U.S. Navy serving his country with honor during the Viet Nam Era while stationed in Morocco. An over the road trucker for many years, he also worked for an excavating company in the Orlando area before his retirement. John was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Cloud. John belonged to the St. Cloud Garden Club for more than twenty years. His favorite pastimes were doing crosswords in ink, Suduko and other mind challenging puzzles. Most of all, the time spent with his wife Marion. John will be greatly missed by all that knew him for those many years or by new acquaintances whom he shared short conversations. John was a great, loving, kind, generous person the world has lost. May God bless you Johnyou will be greatly missed. John is survived by his wife Marion of St. Cloud, FL; sisters: Elizabeth Mills of St. Cloud, FL, Joy Stregowski of Te rryville, CT; sister-in-law: Paula Poirier (Kenneth) of Bath, NH, several nieces and nephews and two grand nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents. The family received friends on Tu esday, May 22, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Conrad &T hompson Funeral Home with a Wake Service at 7:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on We dnesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1603 N. Thacker Avenue, Kissimmee. John will be laid to rest at Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery, Kissimmee where he will receive Military Honors. The Wood family is being cared for by Conrad &T hompsonFuneralHome 511 Emmett St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. 407-847-3188www.conradandthompson.com daughte r, Carolyn (John) Croft Jennings of Ballinge r, Texas, brothe r, W alter Alderman and sister, Bertha Taylor both of Kissimmee, 8 Grandchildren and 19 Great Grandchildren.Services under the direction of Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery, Funeral Home, and Crematory 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, Florida. 407-847-2494 www.OsceolaMemGds.com PLEASE SUBMIT OBITUARIESFOR THURSDA Y NEWS-GAZETTE BY TUESD AY AT 3 PM
Wednesday of each month. The mens auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Meat bingo is at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month and is open to the public. Dinners are served from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday followed by karaoke. Call 407-847-7855 for menus and scheduled events.St. Cloud Masonic LodeSt. Cloud Lodge No. 221 meets the second and fourth Thursdays at 7 :30 p.m. at the l odge building, 901 Oregon Ave., St. Cloud. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Jim Rouse, secretary, at 407-892-4412 or YEGGP@aol.com. Sons of Italy 2523The Osceola County Order Sons of Italy in America Lodge 2523 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Kissimmee Bay Golf and Country Club. The lodge welcomes all men and women of Italian heritage (or spouse that is Italian) to join, It holds events throughout the year for charities and high school scholarships. For more information, contact lodge president Gertrude Dorries at 321286-6787 for more information.IOOF to meetThe Independent Order of Odd Fellows St. Cloud Lodge No. 66, 1122 New York A ve., St. Cloud, meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. For more information, call 407-891-0773 or 321-722-3381.Osceola County Camera ClubThe O sceola County Camera Club invites anyone interested in taking photographs and having a good time to attend the clubs twice-monthly meetings. The club meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at Folsom Services, 25 E. 13th St., St. Cloud, at 7 p.m. For more information, visit www.osceola countycameraclub.com.Mall cruise-inThe second Friday of each month from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Mill Creek Mall and CiCis Pizza, there is a cruise in for classic cars, from 1985 and earlier. CiCis pizza has special coupons for cruisers and the music is provided by WJBJ (Butch Johnston). There is a raffle and a 50/50 drawing with half going to charity. For more information, call Buster at 407-729-1378Dakin cruise-inOn the first Friday of each month from 6 to 9 p.m., Dakin Avenue is shut down for a classic and exotic car cruise in. Music will be provided by Ron (DJ) and raffle tickets will be available for purchase. There are special prices at some of the restaurants for cruisers. For more information, call Buster at 407-729-1378.GriefShare at First Baptist ChurchGriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of lifes most difficult experiences. The program is held at 10 a.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Church of Kissimmee, 1700 N. John Young Parkway, Kissimmee. For more information, call 407-8473138. Orange Blossom Lodge No. 80The Orange Blossom Lodge No. 80 F&AM meets the first and third Monday of each month. There is a social at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. The lodge is at 321 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee. For more information, contact the secretary, Johnny Brock, at 321-624-2682 or firstname.lastname@example.orgAlcoholics AnonymousThe Osceola Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup Office carries all the literature and books that are available for the AA groups here in the county to buy and use. It also maintains a 24-hour phone line. Anyone who wants help with a drinking problem can call a 24-hour line at 407-870-8282. Callers can find where the nearest meeting is. There are no dues or fees.Ladies needed for gamesLadies are needed to fill in some empty spots for bridge and canasta games at the Kissimmee Womens Club, 1616 W Oak St., in Kissimmee. For more information, call Marilyn Smith at 407-348-5682. St. Cloud Tai Chi ClubThe St. Cloud Tai Chi Club meets from 6 to 7 p.m. M ondays and Wednesdays in St. Cloud. For the exact location or for more information, call Sifu Dave Lewis at 407-892-8882 or email at Sifulewis@cs.com.Quilt GuildThe Patchers of Time quilt guild meets monthly on the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Osceola Center for the Arts, 2411 E. U.S. Highway 192. M eetings include lectures, demonstrations, workshops, guest speakers and prizes. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend. For more information, call Debbie at 407-346-6086.East Republican Womens NetworkThe East Osceola Republican Womens Network meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. For more information or to RSVP, call Donna Sykes at 407-873-2048.Osceola Stamp Club The Osceola Stamp Club meets the first and third W ednesday of t he month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Barney E. Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. Come trade, sell and meet other stamp collectors. New members are welcome and needed to keep the club going. 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Having a beautiful lawn and garden doesnt mean the work has to be difficult or complicated. With a little planning and the right tools, youll spend less time working and more time hosting cookouts, lounging in the sun and watching the kids play in the backyard. Selecting the best tools for your outdoor space can make all the difference if youre looking for simple, year-round maintenance, said Duane Utterback, marketing manager for Remington, a leading manufacturer of electric and power tools. Thats why when youre shopping for new equipment its important to consider the size of your lawn and garden, how much power youll need and who will be using it. Its also just as important for the tool itself to be comfortable and easy to use. For example, a string trimmer is a useful handheld tool that can get into places that a lawn mower cant reach but if you dont get the right one for your needs, it could make the job more difficult than it has to be. If you have a larger yard or tough brush to cut down, you should consider a higher-powered gas trimmer like the Remington RM2510. But if your lawn is smaller or you prefer something lightweight, an electric trimmer like the Remington RM115ST may be exactly what you need. Beyond choosing the right tools, here are five more tips for easy lawn and garde n care this spring: 1. Grow low-maintenance plants and flowers. W hen deciding what to grow in your garden, youll want to consider the layout of your space, as well as the climate. To keep it easy, try undemanding perennials such as coneflowers, hostas, peonies and black-eyed Susans. 2. Cut your planting and weeding time in half. Using a garden cultivator like the Remington RM151C Electric Cultivator speeds up the process of preparing soil for new plantings, quickly works in compost, manure and fertilizers, and can be used to eliminate weeds between garden rows. 3. Give your body a break. Many lawn and gardening activities like trimming edges, planting or weeding require repetitive movements that can be stressful on muscles and joints. Take some of the work out of your work by selecting tools that feel comfortable and easy for you to use. 4 Try a container garden. If you want to change the look of your garden throughout the season in a matter of minutes without the hassle of digging up your plants, try a container garden. Glazed ceramic pots with holes in the bottom work best. Put newspaper at the bottom to keep the soil from escaping. 5. Go ahead, recycle your H OMEFINDER H OMEFINDER Section C REAL ESTATE IN OSCEOLA & SURROUNDING COUNTIES www.aroundosceola.com May 24, 2012 HOME IMPROVEMENT Page C2 CLASSIFIEDS Pages C3 C5 Have you ever accidentally left a candle burning unattended? Or left home without turning on the security system? You probably made a mental note to yourself to not do it again, but otherwise didnt think much about it. But next time, you might not get so lucky. A simple uh oh could lead to thousands of dollars in damage to your home. We recommend homeowners adopt a mindset of thinking about the consequences of things, of what could go wrong, said Dr. Tim Reinhold, senior vice president of research and chief engineer for the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety. Here are five tips to avoid common homeowner mistakes: Tip 1: Clean out the filter on your clothes dryer Why? Fire. Those wads of lint that get caught in your dryers filter can pose a major fire hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that dryers cause more than 15,000 fires a year. Your strategy: Be sure to completely empty the lint trap every time you use your dryer. Also, make sure your dryer ducts are metal, since theyre less likely to sag and allow lint to build up. Tip 2: Trim tree branches that hang close to your home Why? Roof or other property damage. A storm or high winds could sweep through your neighborhood and knock those branches onto your roof, causing serious damage. Your strategy: Consult an arborist or tree surgeon about any trees in your yard that might present a hazard. Tip 3: Dont put cardboard boxes from recent big-ticket purchases out on the curb with the garbage Why? Theft. By placing boxes in a visible location, youre sending a signal to burglars that you have valuable items in your home. Your strategy: Cut boxes up and put them into the garbage or recycling bin. Tip 4: Make your house look occupied when youre on vacation Why? Theft. An empty home can be an easy target for thieves. Your strategy. Have your mail and newspaper deliveries suspended or have a trusted neighbor retrieve and safeguard them until your return. Not only do piles of mail signal that a house is vacant, but thieves can sift through letters to steal your identity, said Joe Vahey, vice president at Erie Insurance. You also may want to arrange for someone to maintain your lawn if youll be gone for more than a few days, and consider installing central alarms, motion detectors, or timed lights that will illuminate the area around your house at night. Tip 5. Check appliance water hoses Why: Water damage. Hoses for washers and refrigerators wear out and need to be replaced before they spring a leak. The water supply line to the icemaker can also be a water leak waiting to happen. Your strategy: Replace washing machine hoses every five years. If you see the plastic line along the back of the refrigerator becoming discolored (yellow or brown), have an appliance repair expert check it out. Despite your best efforts to properly maintain and protect your home, accidents and mishaps still happen, which is why its also important to know what your homeowners insurance does, and doesnt, cover. For example, no homeowners insurance will cover flood damage from natural disasters, so you may want to seek federal flood insurance if you live in an area prone to flooding. In addition, check to see if yours is a guaranteed replacement cost policy, which would pay to rebuild your home if its severely damaged or destroyed. The coverage is rare, but some companies like Erie Insurance include it in their standard homeowners policies. For more information on homeowners i nsurance, visit www.erieinsurance.com/ homeowners.Avoiding 5 mistakes that good homeowners make Mo rt gage prof essionals say they are shocked by the low levels mor tgage rates reached in the last f ew weeks and also how long these rock-bottom rates have lasted. I m ve ry surprised , says John Stearn s, a mortgage banker at American Fidelity cer tainly not pretty over ther e. As political chaos unfolds in Greece, investors fear the countr y will be fo rced out of the eurozone. Amid the unce rt aint y, these investors are seeking safe ty in U. S. Tr easur y bonds. The yield on the 10-year Tr easury note reached 1.75 percent Tuesda y, the lowest level since Oc tobe r. Mo rt gage rates tend to fo llow the Tr easury yield s direction. to the safet y of U.S. Tr easury securities last week , says Mi chael Fr atantoni, MB A s vice president of single -family research and poli cy development. Mo rt gage tip:Rev erse mor tgages aren t for ever yone. Carefully weigh your options before ta ki ng one out, and don t use the money fo r frivolous purchases such as travel and vanity remodeling.Mo rt gage Ne ws So ur ce : Ba nk ra te .c om 2012 4.21 4.12 4.11 4.11 3.97 12/28/20112/1/20123 /7/20124 /11/20125/16/20123.50 3.75 4.00 4.25 4.50 4.75 5.00 5.25 Ad justable rate mo rt gages So ur ce : Ba nk ra te .c om 2012 3.37 3.07 3.08 3.06 3.11 3.20 3.02 3.03 3.03 3.00 12/28/20112/1/20123/7/20124/11/20125/16/20122.50 2.75 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.25 1 yr ARM 5/1 ARM Bankr ate National Tr ends L ocal Mo rt gage Rate sInstitution Phone Ra te Orig Disc. Lock APR Ra te Orig. Disc. Lock APRThese are largest area rates that banks and thri ft s were charging W ednesda y. For additional Florida area rates visit www .bank rate.com By Po rate.co mBank rate mor tgage updateMo rt gage rates dipped again, for the six th week in a ro w, pushing the rate on the Bankr at e s surv ey. percent the previous week, according to the Bankrate.com national su rv ey of large lenders. The mo rt gages in this week s surv ey had an average total of 0.44 discount and origination points. One year ago, the mor tgage index was 4.77 percent; f our weeks ago it was 4.1 percent. 12.31 percent. That s the highest it has been. mark 5/1 adjustable -rate mortgage rose to 3 percent from 2.99 percent. That s the lowest the 15-year rate has reached since Bank rate star ted the weekly sur ve y. In almost all cases the rate is based on a lock-in period of 30 to 60 days Borr owers should review how the rates are calculated and inquire about additional closing cost s, such as appraisal fees and title searches NA means rate quotes not available on sur v ey date Ra tes are based on a loan amount of $165,000 to $417,000 with a 20 pe rc ent down payment. Bank of America 800-432-1000 3.750 0.00 1.13 60 3.939 3.000 0.00 0.88 60 3.299 SunTrust Bank 800-273-7827 4.990 1.00 0.00 60 5.106 4.375 1.00 0.38 60 4.629 STUFF FINDER HOME FINDER AUTO FINDER INSIDE TODAYS HOMEFINDERCLASSIFIEDSCLASSIFIEDS JOB FINDER Photo/ARAcontentTo protect your home from thieves while youre away for a few days, have someone mow your lawn to make your house look occupied. See Gutters, page C-2Easy lawn and gardening tips with a little planning and right tools Photo/ARAcontentHaving a beautiful lawn and garden doesnt mean the work has to be difficult or complicated.
clippings. Not only does this save time and energy (versus bagging), but leaving the clippings on the lawn after you mow adds vital nutrients back into the soil as the clippings decompose. And, if you have the proper mowing height set, the clippings will quickly break down. By following simple tips and guidelines like these, you can create an outdoor space that you love, without spending the entire season working, says Utterback. Start with a good plan, have some fun working outside and take the time to enjoy the fruits of your labor.GuttersContinued from Page C-1 Q: I have one of the first Barbie dolls issued. I would like to sell it. -Carol, Albuquerque, N.M. A: As with most collectibles, issue date and condition are absolutely vital in determining the value of Barbie dolls. For example, mint condition means the doll has never been out of the original box, the coloring is bright and the hair perfect. It also means, of course, that it features the original wardrobe. A rule of thumb dictates that to price out-ofthe-box dolls and accessories, deduct 50 percent of the book value for slightly played-with dolls. One of the best authorities is Lois Berger, 2323 Lincoln St., Beatrice, NE 68310. Paul David also is a dealer who publishes a Barbie newsletter and might be able to help you. His contact information is 610 Blackwater Road, Chillicothe, OH 45601. Keep in mind our sluggish economy, and when contacting any of the sources mentioned in this column, always enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope. *** Q: I have a planter and ashtray marked Horton, but I cant find the company listed in any of my reference books. By the designs, I suspect both pieces are from the 1950s. -Beth, Covington, La. A: I suspect you might be right. Horace and Gail Horton established their ceramic company in Eastland, Texas, following World War II. It was sold in 1961. Typical prices are windowledge planter, $15; ashtray with horse-head design in brown, $10; and vase in coral blue, $50. Ceramics from smaller, regional companies are always fun to find because they often reflect the area where they were made. The Horton pieces that Ive seen are often Western in theme. *** Q: I recently inherited a Buddy L. Baggage trunk from the 1920s. How much is it worth? -Brad, Longmont, Colo. A: You might begin your search by investing in Antique Trunks: Identification and Price Guide, by Linda Edelstein and Paul Pat Morse (Krause Publications, $24.99). This excellent reference has a complete price guide for some 100 trunks and features information about both restoration and refinishing of vintage trunks. It has hundreds of illustrations and should put you on the right track. *** Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.Barbie doll values vary widely with condition Page C2, 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 407-846-7600 you need the newspaper Call for a List of Properties For Sale1345 Shakerag Road, Kissimmee 407-933-4499052412.HF Kissimmee:1 bedroom/1 bath, Duplex . .................... $395/$395 sec 3 bedroom/2 bath, Condo . .................... $850/$850 sec Commercial Space . ................. $800 plus tax/$800 secSt. Cloud:2 bedroom/1 bath, Apartment . .............. $495/$495 sec 2 bedroom/2 bath, Duplex . .................... $795/$795 sec 3 bedroom/2 bath, Duplex . .................... $850/$850 secPoinciana:2 bedroom/2 bath, Duplex . .................... $650/$650 secClark ClarkInvestment Properties, Inc.RENTALS 407-847-0339 Established in 1978 4411 Tami Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34746 CFC044170 New Construction Commercial & Residential041212.HFRepair Repipe Remodels Backflow Testing 407-847-3742KissimmeeBarbara K. Bruneau, Lic. Real Estate Broker MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE MULTIPLE LISTING SERVICE 051712.HF OF KISSIMMEEBVL: 3/2 House . ........................ $850.00 ST. CLOUD: 2/2 House w/1Car Garage . .............. $825.00 P o O IN c C IANA: 3/2 House . ........................ $775.00 4/2 House . ........................ $850.00 K I I SS I I MMEE: 2/2 House . ........................ $795.00 3/2.5 House w/family room & 2 car garage . ........... $1,350.00 4/3.5 House w/family room & 3 car garage, Avail. July 1st . .............. $1,450.00 RENTALS http://www.realtyoneofkissimmee.com 052412.TNG THE EASIEST WAY TO FIND A JOBVISIT OUR WEBSITEwww.aroundosceola.com Let Your Fingers Find The Vehicle Youve Been Looking For.ON LINE ... ALL THE TIME at www.aroundosceola.com
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Please send cover letter and resume to:Tom KirkPublisher/Ad Director Osceola News Gazette 108 Church Street, Kissimmee, FL 34741 or email to: email@example.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-4436 MF. LANDO RESORTS CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. KEITH D. COE, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 7th day of May 2012, and entered in Case Number: 2011-CA-4436 MF, of the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, in and for Osceola County, Florida, wherein LANDO RESORTS CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff, and KEITH D. COE, et al., are the Defendants, that the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Suite 2600, Room 2602, of the Osceola County Courthouse, 2 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, at 11:00 oclock A.M., on JUNE 5, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: A fee interest in real property situated and located in Osceola County, Florida, and legally described as: Assigned Unit Week 52 Annual, and Assigned Unit 18101; Assigned Unit Week 32 Odd, and Assigned Unit 9102; Assigned Unit Week 20 Cycle B, and Assigned Unit 9708; Assigned Unit Week 35 Biennial Even, and Assigned Unit 18502; Assigned Unit Week 04 Even, and Assigned Unit 9303; Assigned Unit Week 25 Odd, and Assigned Unit 3308; Assigned Unit Week 04 Even, and Assigned Unit 8403; Assigned Unit Week 34 Cycle C, and Assigned Unit 9204; Assigned Unit Week 02 Annual, and Assigned Unit 8406; Assigned Unit Week 26 Biennial Odd, and Assigned Unit 14608, All of VACATION VILLAGE AT PARKWAY, a Time Share Resort, according to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for the Resort Facility, as recorded in Official Records Book 1591, at Page 379, in the Public Records of Osceola 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration at 2 Courthouse Square, Suite 6300, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, Telephone: (407) 742-2417, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-(800) 955-8771. DATED on this 10th day of May 2012. /s/ Amanda L. Chapman AMANDA L. CHAPMAN, Esquire Florida Bar Number: 176095 GREENSPOON, MARDER, P.A. 201 East Pine Street, Suite 500 Orlando, Florida 32801 Telephone: (407) 425-6559, Fax #: (407) 422-6583 Counsel for Plaintiff May 17, 24, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NUMBER: 2011-CA-4288 MF. LANDO RESORTS CORPORATION, etc., Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM SCOTT DUSENBERRY, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 7th day of May 2012, and entered in Case Number: 2011-CA-4288 MF, of the Circuit Court of the Ninth Judicial Circuit, in and for Osceola County, Florida, wherein LANDO RESORTS CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff, and WILLIAM SCOTT DUSENBERRY, et al., are the Defendants, that the Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in Suite 2600, Room 2602, at the Osceola County Courthouse, 2 Courthouse Square, Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida, at 11:00 oclock A.M., on JUNE 5, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to-wit: A fee interest in real property situated and located in Osceola County, Florida, and legally described as: Assigned Unit Week 13, and Assigned Unit 3201; Assigned Unit Week 03 Annual, and Assigned Unit 6401; Assigned Unit Week 16 Annual, and Assigned Unit No. 10708; Assigned Unit Week 48 Cycle C, and Assigned Unit 10704; Assigned Unit Week 43 Cycle C, and Assigned Unit 10701; Assigned Unit Week 19 Biennial Odd, and Assigned Unit 12605; Assigned Unit Week 01 Biennial Odd, and Assigned Unit 11107; Assigned Unit Week 39 Triennial B, and Assigned Unit No. 12502; Assigned Unit Week 38, and Assigned Unit 6402, All of VACATION VILLAGE AT PARKWAY, a Time Share Resort, according to the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions for the Resort Facility, as recorded in Official Records Book 1591, at Page 379, in the Public Records of Osceola 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Court Administration at 2 Courthouse Square, Suite 6300, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, Telephone: (407) 742-2417, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Sale; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-(800) 955-8771. DATED on this 10th day of May 2012. /s/ Amanda L. Chapman AMANDA L. 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