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By Ken Jackson Staff W riter The Farmers Market at Toho Square, a downtown Kissimmee Thursday morning and early-afternoon fixture, celebrates its 25th anniversary this summer. One of the many secrets to its longevity and success has been rolling with and embracing change, and coincidently the market is going through some this summer. The Thursday fixture will be moving to Tuesday evenings, from 4-8 p.m. on October 9 to take advantage of that seasons more temperate weather. Rain is a four-letter word, Karen Ford, market manager since its 1987 beginnings, said. The fair will move two blocks from Pleasant Street and Darlington Avenue to the Kissimmee Civic Center, where it has been home off-and-on over time to the collection of local and out-of-state produce and plant brokers and other assorted sellers of baked goods, jewelry, and crafts. Theres one final change that is tugging at the heartstrings of those associated with the market, Kissimmee Main Street and the Downtown Business Association. Ford is retiring her post, leaving the operation in younger but just as capable hands. This is a good time, its slow right now in the ebb and flow of winter to summer, she said. Its the locals that drive the market right now. Ford, 64, and her husband, Vince, who passed away late last year, were driving forces of DBA and the market since throughout a history that she hadnt even realized reached its silver anniversary. I didnt even realize it until last week, when Kelly (Trace, Kissimmee Main Street director) showed me some old newspaper clippings, she said. Ford said her motivation to be near family and remain vibrant is the motivation for her to retire to the Daytona Beach area, where shell be closer to her grandchildren, ages 5 and 2. She said she plans to remain active in her roles with farmers markets in Winter Park and Celebration on the weekends in the short term. I wouldnt be moving if not for [Vinces passing], she said. I didnt want to feel like Im living in my car. The travel would be an issue, and frankly, its time. It will be a change of habit. What will I do on Thursdays? I dont know what my hobbies are yet. Its exciting and scary at the same time. Management of the market now falls into the hands of someone fully invested in the Kissimmee community. Kayla Burton, a lifelong resident and Osceola High School graduate, will take on the duties as part of her new role as Event Coordinator for Kissimmee Main Street. Yes, I have big shoes to fill. Karens done a wonderful job, Burton, 22, who attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY, on a volleyball scholarship after a decorated Kowboys career and earned a public relations and marketing degree, said Thursday morning while making the rounds of the market. She brings unique college experiences she interned in New York and studied abroad in London to her new role of collaborating the markets many facets. Deep down I always wanted to come back here, and Im happy I have a chance to give back to my community. My family is, too, Burton said. My job is to sustain the great work shes done, and see what we can do to make it an even better experience for the customers and the vendors. Ford said she feels Burton will lend a fresh set of ideas to the market. New and improved is something that can be embraced. Even to this day theres never a dull moment, and I get asked and ask new questions after all these years, she said. Ford said Burton will inherit a handful of concerns. The whole area is growing and the demographics are changing, Ford said. The number of snowbirds who come for the season is dropping as they pass on. Their children are mostly still working so they only come down for a week or so. The concerns are about what to do to keep the money coming in, and get the tourists who stay in the area The Florida Commission on Ethics reported in a press release Wednesday that it found no probable cause to believe that Osceola County School Board member Cindy Hartig misused her position by attempting to intimidate construction personnel for the benefit of her own company. The commission concluded no evidence was found linking Hartig to using her board position to defeat the award of a contract to a company that orginally won the bid, or that she misused her position to cancel a contract with an architecture firm because of the firms donations to a former school board members campaign. The alleged violation stemmed from a bid protest filed by Bedrock Industries which stated Hartig had influenced the vote to have them replaced by another company in an email to t hen-superintendent Michael Grego about former School Board member John McKays involvement with the firm. www.aroundosceola.com www.holaosceola.com 113TH YEAR SATURDAY EDITION June 23, 2012 50 CENTSOSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTEOSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTEFor the latest activities, events and classes, see ... Page B-4Top Gun campers talk about Dwight Howard. See sports,Page A-6Sports CommunityLifestyles Editor Peter Covino reviews Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Page B-1LifestylesClassifieds .......... C-1 Community ......... B-4 Legals ................. C-3 L ocal ne ws .......... A2 Lifestyles ............ B-1 Obituary .............. B-6 Opinion ................ A-4 Sports .................. A-6Inside By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter Osceola County School District Superintendent Terry Andrews in an email to district administrators Thursday evening announced he is moving up his impending retirement date by nine months due to numerous allegations by School Board member Cindy Hartig. Andrews was slated to retire in June 2013. However, after Tuesdays School Board meeting where Chairwoman Barbara Horn motioned for his termination due to breach of contract and Hartigs 45-minute presentation of e vidence of h is alleged wrongdoings, Andrews will now retire Oct. 31. It was clear to me at the June 19th School Board meeting that the allegations set forth by Ms. Hartig and Ms. Horn were actually taken into consideration by two of the other Board members, Andrews wrote in the email, For the record, I deny these unproven, damaging and false accusations. If I have not proven objectively to this Board, my accomplishments and intentions for this district over the last year, then there is no point in continuing. Ms. Hartig will go to any lengths and will not stop until she has ruined me and in that process, ruined the forward progress the district has made to date and continue to hurt innocent people, he added. As stated during the June 19th Board meeting, I am very proud of the faculties, staff and students of this county and wish them all continued success. It has been an honor to serve in this district. Andrews sent his email attached with multiple emails from various School Board members questioning some of the allegations Hartig set forth Tuesday. The distortion of words by Mr. Andrews and picking out only parts of a meeting that for is yet another violation of his contract and both the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, Hartig said in an email to School Board attorney Larry Brown, which was included in Andrews retirement announcement. I would encourage everyone to go back and listen to the admission of non-truths Mr. Andrews told (Tuesday), and let your conscience be your guide. In Tuesdays meeting, Hartig took offense to Andrews stating at an April workshop that board members attend meetings without Superintendent retiring early due to false accusations made by School Board member Hartig cleared of ethics violations Andrews Hartig The Osceola County School Board Tuesday appointed Karen Casey Corbett as principa l of Partin Settlement Elementary, after the former principa l was arrested June 15 on drug charges. C orbett has been in the Osceola School District since 1995. During her career, she has held the following positions: teacher at St. Cloud High from 1995-2003; teacher at Narcoossee Community School from 200305; middle school dean at Narcoossee Community School from 2005-06; and Learning Resource Specialist at Narcoossee Community School from 2006-09. She was the assistant School news New principal chosen for Partin Settlement Corbett See School, page A-3 By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter Osceola County administrators T uesday made moves in the fire department, shifting for mer Osceola County Fire Rescue Chief Rich Collins to director of emer gency services and naming Robert Bob Sorenson interim fire chief as interim fire chief. The county did not say if a search was underway for a per manent r eplacement chief. Collins previously held both titles for two years but additional needs in emer -Collins leaves Fire Rescue chief post, has new county roleKissimmee Farmers Market celebrating 25 years A Kissimmee man has been char ged with aggravated assault with a fir ear m on a law enforcement officer after pointing a gun at a policeman. At approximately 12:30 a.m. W ednesday, officers were in the area of John Police newsTeen points gun at officer, arrested See Police, page A-3News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanNew Kissimmee Farmers Market manager Kayla Burton has an ambitious schedule ahead of her, including moving the market, which is currently o pen T hursday mornings at Toho Square in downtown Kissimmee, to Tuesday evenings in front of the Kissimmee Civic Center in October. See Market, page A-5 File PhotoFormer Osceola County Fire Rescue Fire Chief Rich Collins is now director of emergency management. See Collins, page A-5 See Andrews, page A-3School District boosting technology in the classroom. See page A-2.
By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter While students are out for the summer, the Osceola County School District is filling their classrooms with new computers and interactive whiteboards while utilizing the old machines for homeless students. As part of a plan to exceed 2015 statutory requirements to increase digital delivery of content and comply with the extended online testing requirements, multiple departments pulled together to furnish all Title 1 elementary schools with new computers. Title 1 schools are those with at least 40 percent of their student population receiving free or reduced lunch. Thanks to Title 1 roll-forward funding totaling $2.6 million, the district purchased 3,700 new computers as part of the Elementary Computer Infusion Plan to jump the district from 42 percent of the 2015 goal to nearly 100 percent of the goal. Our goal is to have four to five computers in each classroom, said Mark Munas, superintendent for schools support services. To save money, the district is employing 11 high school and college students on a part-time basis to assist with installation. Those students are currently inventorying schools. That process alone will save us in the neighborhood of $200,000, Munas said, adding the district previously employed an outside company for technology installation. Its a tremendous cost savings for us. I pride myself on being cheap. You need to be the best steward of the money as possible. Older computers that still support software and operating system specifications will be moved to middle and high schools to help with the need for additional machines for online testing, the district said. Technology is a great tool for motivating and engaging students in the classroom, and it dramatically increases the viability of students in the work force, Superintendent Terry Andrews said. This aggressive new plan to bring more computers in the classroom will directly benefit students as they will have additional learning resources right at their fingertips. Additionally, the district is introducing a Students in Transition computer program, which will allow those students considered homeless to loan computers to aid with schoolwork. The district has identified 2,600 transitional students in the system with an estimated 1,500 students who also may be transitional. Those considered transitional are students who live in motels, hotels, campgrounds, cares, parks, or in emergency or transitional shelters, or are doubled up with friends, or awaiting foster care placement. Due to their precarious living situations, the students may not have consistent access to computers, which could limit them academically and put them behind their peers. The program will use computers previously considered too old for classroom use that were sold for $15 each to a scrap company, Munas said. Instead, in a partnership with the Foundation for the Kiwanis Club of Kissimmee, the computers will be loaned to the students. We like to think of it as a library system but we know we may or may not get some of those back, Munas said. The computers will be tested and refurbished by students from the Technical Education Center of Osceola and be fitted with wireless cards for Internet connection and a basic word processing program. Most hotels and fast food restaurants have free Wi-Fi connections the students can utilize, Munas said. You can get a (soda) and sit outside and do your homework there, he said. It kind of levels the playing field for kids. Andrews developed the program, which was approved by the Osceola County School Board. Repurposing these machines to our students in transition will help to level the playing field for learning resources in the home, Andrews said. This program is a win-win for everyone, especially students. Our TECO students will be helping others less fortunate through their service of working on the computers. It also involves the community in a greater way through the Kiwanis Club, and, more importantly, it puts computers in the hands of children who can really benefit from them.Additional technological advancesBellalago Academy principal Wendy Honeycutt secured a nearly $300,000 donation from the Education Facility Benefit District, a part owner of the school, which paid for two complete computer labs in December. The donation also will fund the summer installation of interactive white boards in every classroom, including electives such as music and art, and 15 sets of handheld student response systems. I heard they had money so I asked for them to donate it for technology, Honeycutt said. Its going to be such a great resource and tool for teachers and students. Additionally, Munas spent two months upgrading the districts internal security system. We feel a whole lot better about security now, he said. Munas and the districts technology department also is currently upgrading the districts server and updating the operating system districtwide, an extensive process that Munas hopes to have completed by December. By completing the upgrade in-house, the district is saving nearly $530,000, Munas said. In general, were looking at how technology dollars have been spent and how they can be spent in the future, he said. We want to put as much back into the classroom as possible.School District boosting classroom technology to meet student needs File PhotoIn this 2009 file photo, students at the Harmony Community School had the opportunity to interact with a SMART table unit for the first time. Osceola County schools will be significantly bolstering the number of computers available to students over the summer. Page A2, 061612.SNG FIND A CHEVY DEALER CHEVYDEALER.COM1-866-503-8348www.kissimmeechevy.com2500 N. 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Young Parkway and Lake Tivoli apartment community looking for a loitering and prowling suspect, when an officer located a suspect matching the description of the prowler and attempted to make contact with the suspect, later identified as Carlos Alfredo Her nandez Torres, 18. According to police r eports, T orres turned from the officer and pulled a r evolver out of his waistband and pointed it directly at the officer. He did not fire the weapon at the officer and fled. A canine unit led officers to a home in The Gables apartment community on Ber muda Lakes Lane. Officers located T orres sitting near the top of a staircase, took him into custody without incident and charged him with aggravated assault with a firearm on a law enforcement officer, r esisting arrest without violence and tampering with physical evidence. He was transported to the Osceola County Jail where he was being held on no bond.Police newsContinued from Page A-1 The city of St. Cloud reminds residents that water irrigation restrictions remain unchanged per the current two-days-a-week schedule for all customers. For potable water, evennumbered addresses may water Thursday and Sunday, and odd-numbered addresses may water Wednesday and Saturday. All watering must occur before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. For reclaimed water usage, the regular watering schedule is established by finding the block number that corresponds to the last digit of the address as follows: Block 0: Tuesday and Friday, 2:30-5 a.m.; 1: Thursday and Sunday, 2:30-5 a.m.; 2: Wednesday and Saturday, 5-7:30 a.m.; 3: Tuesday and Friday, 7:30-10 a.m.; 4: Wednesday and Saturday, 2:30-5 a.m.; 5: Tuesday and Friday, 5-7:30 a.m.; 6: Thursday and Sunday, 5-7:30 a.m.; 7: Wednesday and Saturday, 7:30-10 a.m.; 8: Thursday and Sunday, 7:30-10 a.m.; 9: Thursday and Sunday, 12-2:30 a.m. Interim Public Services Administrator Veronica Miller noted the average Floridian uses about 175 gallons of water in a day, over 50 percent more than the national average. We must retrain ourselves and realize that water conservation is much too important for our future generations, she said. Restrictions are necessary to help conserve water year-round. Residents are encouraged to follow the restrictions and assist their neighbors in doing the same. For additional information on water irrigation restrictions, visit www.st.cloud.org or call 407-957-7344.City Hall closed July 4thThe City of St. Cloud will close its offices Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. City employees will resume regular business hours Thursday, July 5. For more information, call the City Hall Switchboard at 407-9577300 during regular office hours of Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Public Services Solid Waste Division will provide regular collection services July 4. The Solid Waste Division provides collection services throughout the year, except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. If you need more information, contact the Solid Waste Division at 407-957-7289.Council two meet just twice in next two monthsThe St. Cloud City Council will only meet twice over the next two months according to a city press release. The City Council passed a resolution during a regular meeting June 14 to set one council meeting date for July and one meeting date for August. The July council meeting date will be July 12 and the August council meeting date will be Aug. 9. S t. Cloud City Counci l meetings are normally held the second and fourth Thursday each month at City Hall. However, as per City Code Section 2-36, the City Council shall hold regular meetings not less than once a month, normally the same to be held on the second Thursday of each month. For more information, visit www.stcloud.org or call 407-957-7320.Irrigation restrictions remain unchanged, city officials say St. CloudAs part of its ongoing customer outreach, the Kissimmee Utility Authority will host a series of customer informational gatherings this summer Utility managers and staff will be available at each meeting to provide information on customer service, customer assistance programs, bill payment options, service r eliability, electric rates and energy conservation as well as tips for hurricane preparedness. KUA also will have bilingual customer service r epresentatives on hand with laptop computers for those wishing to discuss individual account issues. The current state of the economy, combined with rising household expenses, is making this year very difficult for many of our customers, said Jim W elsh, KUAs president and general manager. These informational gatherings are designed to provide customers with the tools and support they need during these difficult times. The date and times are: T uesday, July 10, from 7-8 p.m. at Robert Guevara Community Center, 501 Florida Parkway. T uesday, July 24, from 7-8 p.m. at Good Samaritan V illage Community Center, 1441 Hoeger Circle. Those who attend will r eceive a free printed copy of the utilitys 2012 Osceola Hurricane Handbook. The 40-page guide includes practical tips to prepare for hurricanes and floods, plus helpful Osceola County telephone numbers, a disaster supplies checklist and a hurricane tracking chart. Light r efreshments will be provided and par ticipants will have the opportunity to win one of several door prizes. For more information, contact KUA at 407-933-9838.Utility set to host informal gatherings Torres principal at Partin Settlement Elementary since 2009. Corbett received her bachelors degree in business administration from Stetson University and a masters degree in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Former principal David Groover was charged June 15 with delivery of methamphetamine, delivery of GHB-controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, p ossession of GHB-controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, possession of cannabis under 20 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. He entered his resignation Monday.SchoolContinued from Page A-1 reading their agendas, lacking preparation on issues and failing to answer phone calls. Hartig alleged Andrews disparaged the School Board by stating the exorbitant legal fees the Osceola County School District are due to lawsuits because of board members. She challenged his statement by providing multiple examples of legal, issues including 97 discrimination cases from employees and lawsuits pertaining to facilities and imminent domain. Hartig also alleged Andrews breached his contract for failing to terminate district employees for a variety of misconduct, including a coach who took a questionable photograph with a student and a teacher who allegedly got drunk at a golf tournament and mooned attendees on the course. Hartig also alleged Tuesday Andrews previously said he was afraid to fire a black principal because of her race and a potential lawsuit. I made a mistake when I agreed to appointing Mr. Andrews and I will stick my neck out to correct my mistake, Hartig said in the email. School Board Jay Wheeler was the lone vote against appointing Andrews as superintendent in June 2011 after the School Board forced former superintendent Michael Grego out of the position and held an extensive replacement search. He was first appointed as interim superintendent in April after Grego left. Wheeler called Hartigs presentation, in which she cited multiple statues Andrews had allegedly violated, as political grandstanding and not the way to win an election. I dont believe anything in here. Mr. Andrews has done everything he can to move this school district forward despite that fact that we have board members who show up (to meetings) unprepared, he said Tuesday. Getting rid of Mr. Andrews is the worst thing we could do for this school district right now with where were at.AndrewsContinued from Page A-1 Groover Contact Fallan Patterson at 321-402-0434 or by email at fpatterson@osceolanews gazette.com. Saturday, June 23, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A3 FREE Indoor Community Appreciation Health Fair/Free Screenings Available From Head to Toe!Open to the public.Celebrating Independence to Good Health, get to know your numbers! Join VITAS and Friends on Saturday, June 30th from 9AM 1PM Open to the public.062112.TNG Online, All the time!aroundosceola.com 062112.TNG
Page A4, 4 School Board at it againTo the Editor: So the School Board is upset again with a superintendent. What a surprise! That is two in less than a year. First, Dr. Grego and now our functionally challenged School Board tried to drive yet another superintendent out. And Superintendent Andrews was t heir own hand picked guy You all remember how this board disregarded their very own superintendent search procedures and appointed Mr. Andrews to the position with no warning. Now it seems they cant get along with him either. Does anyone else see a trend here? Superintendent Andrews did everything but resign last month in an address to the School Board. In a very eloquent, to the point and factual manner the superintendent laid out his concerns with the board, challenged the board to step up and do its job and offered to step down if that was their wish. His main concerns with the board included their interference in his day to day operational responsibilities, their constant unprofessional actions and vindictive political attacks against one another and their lack of preparedness for meetings including not having read the meeting agenda. In other words the superintendent simply asked them to do their jobs and earn their salaries as board members. None of the superintendents comments nor his frustrations as a professional educator and administrator were unexpected given the history of this board. It is truly dysfunctional. Each of the board members personal agendas seem to out weigh their obligation to furthering the education of our children. One board member came to the board with ongoing law suites against another board member. One board member appears to be using the School Board as a stepping stone to further his political career. Yet another came to the board with a temperament that includes rants, threats, anger etc. and a nature that seems wrong for public service. Yet another appears to just be marking time, following the lead of the power on the board and not properly preparing for the meetings and necessary decisions that need to be made. And yet another, who normally is the butt of the attacks from the other school board members and many times justifiably so, continues to fuel the fire with comments that are usually found on the school yard. Although most of us were upset with the way this board shoved superintendent Andrews down everyones throat last year, most of us gave the superintendent the benefit of the doubt. His long career in education and administration here in Osceola were definitely a plus. Over the past year superintendent Andrews has worked hard toward continuing the progress that former superintendent Dr. Grego had started before this board forced him out in April of 2011. Superintendent Andrews seems to have won the respect of the majority of the teachers and so far has proved a good steward of our tax dollars. Does anyone on this School Board ever put their personal feelings aside for the good of the children of Osceola County? It doesnt seem so. What policies have the school board put forth in the past 18 months since their election to directly further education in this county? How much communication have they had with the politicians in Tallahassee focused on more funds and help for our county? What has this board done to better protect our children from harm and bolster security on our campuses? What policies have they proposed to offer our teachers more incentives to produce their best efforts everyday? These are just some of the things the board should be focused on. Not trying to run the day to day operation of the schools. November is only a few months away. Some of these folks will be up for reelection. It is up to us to fix the problems via the voting booths. If we dont our childrens education will remain in jeopardy and the superintendents position will become a revolving door. It is up to us to insure the best education we can for our children. Frank Iaquinto St. CloudHistory teaches lessonsTo the Editor: While history never repeats itself exactly, it doe s teach lessons we would ignore at great risk. I am specifically writing about the comparison of the experience of the Great Depression with that of the Great Recession and its aftermath. The Great Depression was caused in part by little regulation of bank practices as was the case with the Great Recession. Also, unions were weak as they are today. The same with low wage levels and weak consumer demand. Similarly, certain sectors of the economy, agriculture in the 1920s and manufacturing in the 2000s, were suffering severe economic problems. Agriculture suffered due to huge debts contracted to support the war effort in World War I. Of course, today we have great consumer and small business debt. These problems were compounded by the Hoover administration which called for a balanced budget and cuts in government spending as a cure for the Depression. This is, of course, the Republican plan today to get the U.S. economy moving ahead. The economy by 1932 had reached equilibrium at depression levels. The current situation is very near that condition today. Franklin Roosevelt inherited the Depression just as Barack Obama inherited the Recession when they took office as presidents. Roosevelt initiated the New Deal to revive the economy while Obama initiated his stimulus package (which, in part, was modeled on President Bushs efforts to restore prosperity). Both Democratic presidents had some success in the efforts to cure the economys ills. Both presidents were essentially moderates in their approach to government spending. Roosevelts plans were actually working, but in 1937 in fear of the growing government debt he cut back on government spending, thus throwing the economic back into a worsening condition. Of course, Obamas plans were undermined by the Republicans refusal to compromise on further programs to accelerate economic growth. In fact, Republican intransigence was compounded by Obamas policy of supporting twenty-one different tax cuts. Many economists now believe that Obamas original stimulus plan was too little. And subsequent policies have made recovery even less likely. While concern for our childrens and grandchildrens facing a huge federal government debt is certainly a valid issue, we have to ask if a long-term depression during our generation would make it easier for our descendants to live happy and fruitful lives. Such a situation would likely occur if Republican policies were implemented after a GOP victory in 2012 Lawrence Montford KissimmeeOPINION OPINIONHere we go again. The Osceola County School Board is making surprising news this week after it attempted, but failed by a vote of 3-2, to fire Superintendent Terry Andrews. Now, Andrews has decided hes had enough and has pushed up his retirement from June 2013 to this October. Members of surrounding governmental bodies are likely shaking their heads on how dysfunctional this board can be at times. When is it going to be time for board members to realize that their infighting, filing lawsuits against each other and actions, such as on Tuesday, sheds such a negative light on the Osceola County School District? This time, School Board Chairwoman Barbara Horn made the motion to fire Andrews with Board Member Cindy Hartig seconding it for discussion. Hartig raised allegations against the superintendent, including his failure to maintain a professional atmosphere and misrepresentation of educational matters. Hartig said she took offense to Andrews stating at an April workshop that board members attend meetings without reading their agendas, lacking preparation on issues and failing to answer phone calls. At that special meeting, the superintendent read a Four Part School Board Challenge that essentially chastised the board for past counterproductive behavior. Andrews urged members to be at and to stay at all required meetings, to stop filing lawsuits against each other and to withdraw any lawsuits that are now in court. He also said members should stop talking about staff or fellow board members in public or private. Andrews also recommended the board be better prepared for meetings by reading and studying the agenda ahead of time, reading official emails, having a working phone with a message box that isnt full and asking him questions as needed. We believe Andrews was just asking for a little accountability, responsibility and productivity from School Board members. Does that warrant termination? We think not. Hartig also alleged Andrews breeched his contract for failing to terminate district employees for a variety of misconduct. Andrews called Hartigs allegations misrepresentations and said I can counter everything you say but I see no point in that. Because of Hartigs attack, Andrews said he is leaving early. What a shame. Andrews said that the district was in a good place and is moving forward. Looking at the recent FCAT scores, students did as well or better as in 2011. We believe Andrews is just trying to do whats best for the district. The board just forced out former superintendent Michael A. Grego in 2011. We believe setting up a revolving door for future superintendents will never attract the best possible candidates. Enough is enough. Theres a job to do and it involves students who deserve the best possible education. Finally, we wonder why Horn and Hartig were partners on this. We just hope it didnt involve violations of the Government in the Sunshine laws. Our View Submit 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. All 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. Letters to the editor are published on Thursdays and Saturdays. They also may be published in other Florida Sun Publications, including on the News-Gazette website. If you have any questions about letters to the editor or the Opinion page, contact Editor Brian McBride at 321-402-04306. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Got a gripe? What a shameThere was always something hapless about Rodney King. He entered the nations consciousness and its conscience as a shambling drunk, an unemployed black construction worker who tried to outrun L.A. police rather than be arrested for drunk driving. The result was a police beating, surreptitiously captured on video, so profoundly vicious that the chief of police himself said it made him sick. In 1992, when a suburban jury, conspicuously bleached of black jurors, acquitted four white police officers of any crime, the City of Angels went to h--l, erupting in one of the worst urban riots in modern American history. Haplessness thereafter attached to King like a stink, as he bounced in and out of the news for domestic violence, drunken run-ins with police, driving into a tree under the influence of PCP. Even the manner of his death Sunday has about it that familiar odor of haplessness. King is believed to have accidentally drowned in his backyard pool. If true, isnt that about what you would have expected? Hapless could have been his middle name. But there was a moment, a signature moment, when Rodney Glen King was not hapless. You remember it, of course: Los Angeles is burning, the death toll is mounting, property damage is approaching $1 billion, the National Guard is trying to restore peace, the Red Cross is trying to help the stricken, and there comes King, shaken and uncertain, agony on his face and tears in his voice, pleading for peace and asking a question deceptive in its simplicity: Can we all get along? There was something almost unforgivably earnest about that question, something guileless, naked, even innocent. It came with no smirk of mocking subtext, no nudge of ironic knowing, no wink of post-modern detachment. It came from the heart, and some of us did not know how to process that. Perhaps thats why they transfigured it, removed it from the realm of serious things, made it a catchphrase, a cliche, the punch line to a joke no one had told. As a rule, history has shown flawless judgment in picking icons for AfricanAmericas struggle for human rights. It chose quiet, dignified Rosa Parks as the emblem of the fight against segregation. It chose handsome, prankish Emmett Till as the face of racial violence. So perhaps King seems an odd choice as the symbol of police brutality. But there is a reason Shakespeare put wisdom into the mouths of fools. The fool could get away with saying what others could not. No, King was not a fool. But he was a hapless guy, taken less than seriously -in part because he asked that question others would not. Yet that question, the one some of us tried to giggle into irrelevance, is the defining question of the American experiment. It follows us down 236 years of slavery, restrictive housing covenants, lynchings, suffragettes, Trails of Tears, English-Only debates, No Irish Need Apply signs, Stonewall uprisings, sexism, anti-Semitism, racism, riot, wreck and ruin. Can we all get along? King, a more reflective man than stereotype and his own behavior would lead you to believe -understood the unique symbolism his life and that question had conferred upon him. I sometimes feel like Im caught in a vise, he told the Los Angeles Times earlier this year. Some people feel like Im some kind of hero. Others hate me. They say I deserved it. Other people, I can hear them mocking me for when I called for an end to the destruction, like Im a fool for believing in peace. It is telling that more of us seemed to deride his question than sought to answer it. Perhaps they feared what the answer would be. Perhaps they found it easier just to laugh it down. But if the man who believes we must all get along is a fool, then you really have to wonder: What word is left for the man who does not? Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at email@example.com. Their view No newspaper?If you have signed up to get the Osceola News-Gazette and it is not being delivered, contact Kathy Beckham, circulation manager, by phone at 321-402-0401 or 407-846-7600, Ext. 101, or by email at kbec k firstname.lastname@example.org. Your View Leonard PittsTribune Media On the death of a hapless icon OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE(USPS Number 513540) (ISSN 1060-1244) Published each Thursday and Saturday for $52 per year, by Sun Publications of Florida. All rights reserved. Periodicals postage paid at Kissimmee, FL. Postmaster: Send address changes to: News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. 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gency management prompted the change. It was a r eorganizational change. Theyve been discussing it for a while, county spokesman Mark Pino said, adding the two positions ar e lateral. The county identified a need for more emergency management planning and action. Thats kind of what precipitated it. Collins said he was excited about the move, which connects him more with his passion for emergency management. By doing this, it gives me the time to move the program forward, which will only benefit the community and r esidents, Collins said. Its a r eally great move for the county and for me. Collins also will head the countys intergovernmental radio system, which is currently r eceiving extensive upgrades on all 20 channels, both emergency and non-emergency. The upgrade, which will take several years to complete, affects multiple county agencies including the Osceola County School District, T oho W ater Authority and all fire departments in the county, Collins said. Collins said he also was pleased with the countys appointment of Sorenson as the interim fire chief, due to his professionalism and more than 30 years experience in the field. It was part of the r eason we were able to do something like this, he said. (Sorenson) is a natural leader, fair and consistent. County Fire Rescue is in good hands. C ollins has been employed by Osceola County since August 2005. He became the Fire Rescue chief as of April 2008 and assumed the combined r ole as emergency management director and Fire Rescue chief in September on 2011. The move dropped Collins annual salary from $111,550 to $108,707, Pino said. Sorenson has been employed by Osceola County since June 2009. Prior to that, he was deputy chief for Orlando Fire Department. He served in Orlando from January 1981 until he made the move to Osceola County, Pino said. Sorensons promotion r ose his annual salary from $92,016.08 to $96,616.88, according to Pino. Two local cancer survivors from Central Florida are starting local support groups for those who have dealt or are presently dealing with cancer. Joan Tashbar and Rosa Holloway are inviting those who are cancer survivors, patients and caregivers to become a part of the support group. The group will be based throughout Central Florida to reach out to as many in need as they can. A support group can help one cope better and feel less isolated while making connections with others facing similar challenges, the press release added. There are many benefits of participating in support groups; feeling less lonely, gaining a sense of empowerment and control, improving coping skills, opportunities to talk openly and honestly about feelings, reduction in distress, depression or anxiety, receiving practical advice or information on treatment options and learning about new medical research. The founders, who are both lung cancer survivors, said they were interested in hearing from those wishing to participate in the support group about when and where to hold the gathering and how frequently. Interested parties should call Tashbar at 407-620-6630 or Holloway at 407-873-2070 for more information. The Kissimmee Fire Department will conduct a boot drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the intersections of: Hoagland Boulevard and U.S Highway 192, Michigan Avenue and Vine Street, John Young Parkway and either Emmett Street or Vine Street and Osceola Parkway and U.S. Highway 441 (Orange Blossom Trail). The drive is to help with continued support of the Muscular Dystrophy A ssociations research and service programs, until a cure is found according to an agency press release. Funds raised by Kissimmee firefighters will help local individuals and families affected by muscular dys trophy and related diseases. The fundraiser helps to support the MDAs worldwide research program and national network of more than 200 clinics, including UF Shands and, coming in October, Nemours Orlando. Donations also help to send some 30 Central Florida children with neuromuscular diseases to the barrier-free MDA summer camp at Camp Thunderbird in Apopka. For more information about the MDA boot drive, call Kathy H enry at 407241-2370. If you are a Kissimmee city resident in need of a smoke alarm or replacement batteries, call the Kissimmee Fire Departments Fire and Life Safety Hotline at 407-5182585 or visit the citys website at www.kissimmee.org.Kissimmee city firefighters to fill boots for MDA today, SundayThe Hispanic Business Council of the Kissimmee/ Osceola County Chamber of Commerce scholarship application now is available for students in Osceola who would like to attend V alencia College. Visit www.valencia.org/ scholarship and apply. Applications must be submitted online by July 31 at 11:59 p.m. Apply online and submit early because there are no extensions for technical difficulties. Did you know that not all scholarships are academic or degree program specific? V alencia Foundation has hundreds of scholarships available throughout the year. This one application to V alencia Foundation will be considered for multiple scholarship opportunities: eligibility can be need based, community service re lated, student extracurricular activities, club associated and more. Questions regarding the online scholarship application can be directed via email to Jen Bhagirath: jbhagirath@valenciacollege. edu or call the Kissimmee chamber at 407-847-3174 and ask for Roberta Medina. The Hispanic Business Council is part of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce; the HBCs mission is to provide leadership, education, networking, and marketing opportunities for Hispanic businesses located in the Central Florida Area. This scholarship was created by the HBC to assist Hispanic business students living in Osceola County. Courtesy of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commer ceHispanic Business Council Scholarship now available to Valencia students Cancer survivors starting support groupsto come out; they dont really experi ence Florida if they stay walled-in at their resort. Ford said shed still be reachable to help when she can and serve as Burtons lead consultant and the new manager has already partaken. I called her (Tuesday) night, Burton said. Trace called the passing of the torch or tomato, referring to the popular produce product very bittersweet. Were all very sad Karen is leaving, and Its always a nervous time when you make a change, but we are fully confident in Kaylas ability to continue the markets success. This is an important event to the quality of life in the community. The market is hosted by Kissimmee Main Street every Thursday from 7am-1pm (until the change in October) offering produce, plants and baked goods. This past Thursday, For d took time to observe her successor rounding into the role quickly, and taking the market into its next 25 years. Look at Kayla, shes already working it, she said. She has good instincts about the area and working with all the kinds of people involved.MarketContinued from Page A-1 News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanKissimmee resident Mouggen Moha and his wife, Karen, who have shopped at the Kissimmee Farmers Market almost every week for the past eight years, select the most appealing container of strawberries from a produce booth at the market, currently located at Toho Square in downtown Kissimmee.CollinsContinued from Page A-1 Saturday, June 23, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A5 062312-11.SNGNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE NO. 2012-11 Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. Cloud, Florida, at a meeting to be held on June 28, 2012, in their Chamber at City Hall, 1300 9th Street, St. Cloud, Florida at 6:30 p.m., will consider the adoption of Ordinance No. 2012-11 entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLOUD, FLORIDA, TO ANNEX INTO THE CITY OF ST. CLOUD APPROXIMATELY 11.71 +/ACRES I dentified DENTIFIED AS HIDDEN OAKS, LOCATED northNORTH of OF RUMMELL ROAD and AND W est EST ofOF SOUTH NARCOOSSEE ROAD; IN ACCORDANCE W W ITH THE VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 171.044, FLORIDA STATUTES. Interested parties may appear at the meeting at which time this ORDINANCE is to be considered and shall be heard with respect to the proposed ORDINANCE at the Public Hearing thereon. This ORDINANCE, in its entirety can be reviewed at the City Clerks office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Committee/Board, with respect to any matter considered at such hearing/meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and that, for this purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, and which record is not provided by the City of St. Cloud. (FS 286.0105) In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Secretary/Clerk of the Committee/Board (listed below), prior to the meeting. (FS 286.26) Linda P. Jaworski City Clerk City of St. Cloud 1300 9th Street St. Cloud, Florida 34769 407-957-7334 062312-14.SNGNOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ORDINANCE NO. 2012-14 Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of St. Cloud, Florida, at a meeting to be held on June 28, 2012, in their Chamber at City Hall, 1300 9th Street, St. Cloud, Florida at 6:30 p.m., will consider the adoption of Ordinance No. 2012-14 entitled: AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ST. CLOUD, FLORIDA, TO ANNEX INTO THE CITY OF ST. CLOUD APPROXIMATELY 1.61 +/ACRES I dentified DENTIFIED AS SUGAR BELT OAKS, UNIT T W W O, LOCATED SOUTH OF EAST 10TH STREET AND W W EST OF PINE AVENUE; IN ACCORDANCE W W ITH THE VOLUNTARY ANNEXATION PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER 171.044, FLORIDA STATUTES. Interested parties may appear at the meeting at which time this ORDINANCE is to be considered and shall be heard with respect to the proposed ORDINANCE at the Public Hearing thereon. This ORDINANCE, in its entirety can be reviewed at the City Clerks office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Committee/Board, with respect to any matter considered at such hearing/meeting, such person will need a record of the proceedings and that, for this purpose, such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, and which record is not provided by the City of St. Cloud. (FS 286.0105) In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Secretary/Clerk of the Committee/Board (listed below), prior to the meeting. (FS 286.26) Linda P. 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Page A6, 6 SPORTSSPORTS Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/OsceolaSports What about Dwight? Sports briefsCampers hope Magic star stays By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Like presidential c ampaigns, the Dwight Howard saga never seems to end. For the second summer in a row, Orlando Magic basketball talk begins and ends with speculation about the all-star centers intentions. Will he extend his contract with the Magic, or will he be traded so the team can salvage some value for him rather than lose him to free agency next year? Howard, who has one year remaining on his contract, has been in Los Angeles for the past two months after undergoing minor back surgery. He canceled his youth basketball camp last week but rescheduled for next month. He has given little indication that he wishes to remain a member of the local NBA franchise. A few of the participants at the Top Gun basketball shooting camp at St. Cloud High voiced their opinions Tuesday. The consensus among them is that Howard is an extremely popular player who likely is headed out of town. They should trade him for two guards, Colton Viscomi, a Harmony High player, said. Like, you know he wants to leave. I think if the other teams were offered a good deal, theyd step up. Viscomi described himself as an Oklahoma City fan. But, I liked the Thunder before they reached the (NBA) Finals, he said. Logan Warren, from City of Life Academy, said he would rather see Howard stay in Orlando. He may stay. Hes a good player, youd like to see him stay, Warren said. Camper Gustavo Delamaza said it really doesnt matter what Howard does because things dont look good for the Magic. Basically, (the Magic) are done whether he stays or goes, Delamaza said. Delamaza, a Los Angeles Lakers fan, said the Magic dont have enough talent surrounding Howard to go far in the playoffs, and if they trade him, they cant get equal value. Spencer Gomez of St. Cloud would like the NBA center to stay. I like him, but I might be a little bit mad at him if he left, Gomez said. Anthony Pinkerton is a devoted Magic fan who would miss Howard if he departs. It probably would make me kind of mad, he said. At the same time, Pinkerton understands that pro basketball is a business. If he w ent to another team, Id be glad for him if he went to one of the top teams, he said. Nohemy Aguila, a Lady Bulldogs basketball player who graduated in May, bears no ill will toward Howard no matter what his decision. Im fine with it. As a player, he has to go where he thinks he can reach the championship game, she said. I would love him to stay, but in the end, he has to do what is better for him. The Magic should build up their team to help him. He cant do it alone. One of the younger campers, Amanda Torres, simply wants her favorite player to stay in Orlando. Everyone likes him. They should like him, because hes the best player! the Magic fan said. About 70 students were at the Top Gun camp Tuesday. Founder Tim McMullen, a St. Cloud High coach for 28 years, said the campers were doing a good job of picking up fundamental skills that can help them as they move along the youth basketball ladder. Its fun, and the kids need this kind of instruction from the good young coaches we have here, McMullen said. Osceola Countys all-time leading high school male (Tim Gatz) and female (Dana Smith) scorers participated at the Top Gun camp. Most of the others high on the scoring list also participated at the camp. St. Cloud girls basketball coach Chad Ansbaugh has cohosted the camp for the past several years. Its getting near time for me to turn this over to the younger coaches, but I have a great time working with these kids, McMullen said. Above, former St. Cloud basketball coach Tim McMullen works with Celebration K-8 student Ben Wheeler at the Top Gun Shooting basketball camp Tuesday at the St. Cloud High gym. Above left, Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard remains a popular figure to many of the Top Gun campers, like Nohemy Aguila (left), a Lady Bulldogs guard who graduated in May.News-Gazette Photos/Andrew Sullivan Magic center still a popular figure at the Top Gun hoops camp Photo/Orlando Magic Former Harmony player takes Life Academy hoops position By Rick Pedone Sports Editor For the past several seasons Mike Botkin has coached Division I basketball talents like Osceola Highs Brenton Williams (South Carolina) and Poincianas Stefan M oody (Florida Atlantic). Now, as Life Christian Academys new head basketball coach, Botkin will make the adjustment from coaching outstanding athletes to teaching relative novices how to be competitive. Weve got two juniors, and everyone else is sophomores and younger, Botkin, a 2008 Harmony High graduate, said. Botkin, 22, accepted the Lions job, his first as a head coach, two weeks ago. Weve got some size, which is good for a private school this size, but weve got very few players with experience, he said. Weve got a lot of work to do. Outgoing Coach and Athletic Director Kevin Hosford had an excellent 2011-12 campaign, winning the 2A-6 district championship and posting a 17-10 record. But two seniors graduated and three more starters transferred, leaving Botkin with a huge void to fill. Losing four starters at a school this size is huge, he said. Its not like coaching at a Class 7A high school, where you can replace talent with someone roughly equal in talent. There are only about 30 high school age males at Life Academy, making the talent pool small. But, all things are relative, he added. I dont know yet how good the schools are that well be playing. Maybe at this level, well be fine, he said. Botkin is easing up on the schedule outside of the district, though, just to be sure. Botkin has advanced through the coaching ranks quickly, thanks to former Osceola High Coach Larry Brown. Brown added Botkin to his OHS staff as an assistant after he graduated from Harmony and he helped the Kowboys reach the regional playoffs as a district runner up. After Brown left OHS to return to Texas, where Brown is a coaching legend in both the high school and college ranks, he invited Botkin to join him. Botkin worked three seasons under Brown at the college level. Botkin already has extensive international coaching experience when he assisted Brown with the Bahamas national team. Botkin returned to Osceola County last year and joined Poinciana Coach Oliver Simmons staff as a volunteer assistant. Like at OHS, Botkin helped the Eagles reach the playoffs where Poinciana posted a school-record 20-10 record and claimed the district championship. Ive been in the playoffs everywhere I coached, he said. It will be more difficult here, but the goal is the same. Were going to work hard, get better, and try to win the district championship. Botkin said that being around experienced coaches such as Brown, Simmons and Oviedo Coach Ed Kershner, Browns good friend, has given him an understanding of what is required to be successful in the difficult business of prep coaching. Coach Brown had the foresight to hire me at (age) 18 and give me so much responsibility. Ill always owe him, Botkin said. Oliver made me realize there is more to basketball than Xs and Os. Botkin will pursue a bachelors degree while he coaches at Life Academy. Hosford plans to get a masters degree at Stetson. He resigned as the schools athletic director last week. Im ready to head in a different direction, he said. Mike Botkin Jacque will returnJacque Mitchell was unable to write his fishing column for this week, but he will return soon.Palmi volleyball campOsceola High Volleyball Coach Carrie Palmi is hosting a volleyball camp Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the OHS gym. The camp is open to children ages 7 and over. The $80 fee includes a camp T-Shirt. For more information, email Palmi at Abcnpalmi@aol.com or call 321-663-3645. SC 9 baseball campThe St. Cloud 9 Baseball Camp is scheduled for Monday through Thursday at St. Cloud High. The camp is for children ages 6-12 (9 a.m. to noon) and ages 13-16 (12:30 to 3:30 p.m.). The fee is $100 per camper. St. Cloud Coach Mike McDaniel is the instructor. Call 407-891-3100 or email mcdanielm@osceola k12.fl.us.Baldwin at Pan AmOsceola High wrestler Fox Baldwin, a two-time state champion, has been selected to the U.S. Pan American team that will compete at Maracaibo, Venezuela, July 10-16. From Venezuela, Baldwin will fly to Fargo, N.D., for the U.S. National Freestyle championships. Baldwin w as recently accepted to the U.S. Wrestling 2020 Olympics developmental program. Baldwin must raise about $3,700 for the trips to Venezuela and Fargo. Those wishing to contribute may at will pate for the United States at the Pan American Games. Those wishing to contribute may contact Baldwin at email@example.com.SC youth soccerThe St. Cloud Soccer Club will hold registration for ages 4-17 for recreation and competitive leagues at the soccer fields at 2701 Missouri Ave. for the 2012-2013 season. Registration dates are July 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; July 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and August 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, please visit our website at www.stcloudsoccer.com, or call 321-766-8715.Harmony FB campHarmony High will hold a football camp July 23-26 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. for children in grades K-8. The fee is $40, which includes a T-shirt and refreshments. For more information, call Coach Jerrad Butler at 407-933-9900, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor It is a view just about every American in the 1960s got to know very well from their TV screen: The Kennedy Space Center Launch Control Center. More than 150 launches, from the first moon mission of the Apollo program to those of the space shuttle, the Launch Control Center (LCC) was that all-important place where the launch control director would ultimately decide whether a launch was a go or no go. Now, for the first time in more than 30 years, NASA is allowing Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex guests access to the center, where NASA directors and engineers supervised all 152 of those launches. The new tour is the second special tour scheduled for the year as the space center celebrates its 50th anniversary. NASA recently began conducting tours of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), that famous 525-foot tall icon where the Apollo V rockets and the space shuttles were assembled for launch. The tour actually takes you inside Firing Room 4, one of the LCCs four firing rooms and the one which all 21 space shuttles since 2006 were controlled. You can feel the history inside the place, from the large countdown clock that dominates the front of the room, to the bubble room where the Space Center management team got a birdseye view of all of the engineer stations down below. The room also boasts large windows for a direct view of Launch Complex 39, where all of the shuttles and Saturn V rockets were launched. This is another very rare o pportunity that NASA has worked with us to provide access to the Launch Control Center, said Bill Moore, chief operating officer of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. It might be another 30 years before guests will receive a behind-the-scenes opportunity like this again. In addition to the control center, the tour includes the center lobby, which features 153 wall plaques, one for every mission guided tour there since the first, the unmanned Apollo 4 in 1967. The LCC is also listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and won an architectural award for industrial design from the American Institute of Architecture in 1965. Space for the tours is very limited at this point. Additional New tours at KSC include a historic look at Mission ControlAbraham Lincoln as a vampire killer extraordinaire? Whats next, Betsy Ross, seamstress to Superman and Spider-Man? Or the untold story about Richard Nixon and his secret Broadway musical years? Forget all you ever learned about Lincoln the truth has finally been told. And it wasnt so much that the Civil War was eventually fought to free the slaves it was to keep those vampires south of the M ason-Dixon line. If you think all you ever needed to know about vampires was covered in True Blood and those usually awful Twilight soggas (yes, as in soggy), think again. Honest Abe wasnt so honest after all. Amazingly, while Lincoln as an axe-wielding (it also doubles as a gun) vampire killer, is never believable, it does make for an interesting retelling of history. This is a story of Lincoln that could have easily been reinterpreted by Quentin Tarantino judging by the body count. Director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) takes all of this vampire stuff quite seriously. It is hard to believe that a movie that has Lincoln doing all the right Jackie Chan moves (only with more severed heads) is never played for laughs. Benjamin Walker plays the 16th president, both as a young man, and with lots of applied make-up (think Disneys Hall of Presidents) the Civil War years. Lincoln is also seen as a boy and he witnesses the death of his mother by 50 CENTS Here s a hint: Lincoln didnt get his stakes from OutbackFollow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/icmovies Peter CovinoFilm Critic Section B June 23, 2012 Check out aroundosceola.com Honest Abe had a lot of secrets, apparentlyLIFESTYLESLIFESTYLES ON GOLDEN PONDORLANDO The popular play about an elderly couple in New England is at the POINTE performing Arts Center through Sunday. Show times are Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. There are special dinner and show packages for all shows including parking validation and complete meal at Taverna Opa or BB Kings for $40 as well as regular admission tickets for $15-$20. To find out more and to reserve tickets call the box office at (407)374-3587 or visit the theatres website http://www.pointearts.org.FOOD TRUCKSKISSIMMEE Its another Food Truck Friday. The Food Trucks return to downtown Kissimmee, by the Kissimmee Civic Center 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There are usually about a dozen food trucks on hand for the monthly event. Most trucks take credit cards, but cash is always advisable. Some seating is available but lawn chairs also are a good idea. There will be a vintage car show at the City Centre as well, from 6 to 9 p.m.FIRST THURSDAYSORLANDO The next First Thursdays event at the Orlando Museum of Art will be held July 5. This month theme: Members Visions. Any idea, theme or media goes. The Dave Capp Project will perform live as well and food will be available from Maxines on Shine. Admission is $10, free for members. OMAs featured exhibitions Reflections: Paintings of Florida from 1865 1965 from the Collection of Cici and Hyatt Brown and Picturing My Florida: A Grassroots Portrait of the Sunshine State. Caf offerings, handcrafted beers, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Parking is free at Orlando Loch Haven Park; overflow parking is available at the Orlando Science Center parking garage. For more information, call 407 896 4231.SEAWORLD JOB EVENTORLANDO SeaWorld Orlando, Discovery Cove and Aquatica are hiring for hundreds of seasonal jobs that will last through the summer and the holidays. All three Orlando parks are looking to fill a variety of positions, including lifeguards, games/ vending hosts, culinary attendants, park quality hosts, and prep cooks. Those interested in applying must first apply online at seaworldjobs.com, and then attend a special hiring event on Tuesday, June 26 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at SeaWorld Orlandos Human Resources Building, located at 6283 Sea Harbor Drive in Orlando.JOSH TURNERORLANDO Universal Orlandos Summer Concert Series continues this weekend as country music star Josh Turner performs live at Universal Studios Florida. Turner burst onto the country music scene in 2003 with his debut album, Long Black Train. The albums single, Long Black Train, spent more than 40 weeks on the Billboard country charts. In 2006, Turner was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry, making him the second youngest country singer to date ever to be inducted. Turners most notable hits include Your Man, Would You Go With Me, and Why Dont We Just Dance, which was the most played song on country radio in 2010 and earned him an American Country Award for Singer of the Year Male. Turners fifth studio album, Punching Bag, was released this month. Universal Orlandos Summer Concert Series is included in admission to Universal Studios and gives guests the opportunity to add a major concert to a day of theme park thrills. This years starlineup features top-name talent that will appeal to fans of every music genreAQUATICA WEEKDAY PASSORLANDO Aquatica waterpark has added a new weekday pass that alllows guests to enjoy See Movie, page B-3 Abraham Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) and his friend W ill (Anthon y Mackie), take on vampires during the Civil War in Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. The Space Center is not at the final frontier Its a Saturday night at the Brevard Zoo Twentieth Century Fox Abraham Lincoln V ampire H unter Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov Running time: 108 minutes Rated: R See Space, page B-2 This is the final weekend for the Osceola Center for the Arts production of Shakespeares Macbeth. The classic drama is directed by Ron Colburn. Jason Skinner portrays Macbeth, the Scottish general driven by ambition. Showtimes are Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. General admission is $10. For ticket information call 407-846-6257. News-Gazette photo/Andrew SullivanFor t he first time in more t han 35 years, t he public has a ccess to mission control and t he firing r oom, t he place where more t han 150 launches, including the first historic A pollo m oon mission, got a go or no go at t he K ennedy Space Center. It is one of t wo new limited optional t ours held daily at the c enter. Todays movie: B See Sun Spots, page B-3You can beat the summertime heat at the Brevard Zoos annual Summer Saturday Nights. The event lets tourists and residents alike get a reprieve from those hot summer temperatures and still enjoy the sights and sounds of the zoo. For the next six Saturdays (including tonight) the zoo will stay open late (June and July). Admission to the zoo is only $5 after 5 p.m. Summer Saturday Nights is available now through July 28. Last admission is 8 p.m. Many of the animals at the zoo seem to appreciate the evening temperatures as well. Each evening, most, but not all of the zoo animals are out on exhibit until dusk. For an additional charge, patrons can go kayaking, ride the train, and feed giraffe. Each night the zoo provides musical entertainment from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and a special animal encounter at 7 p.m. Musical guests for the next six Saturdays include Honey Miller on June 23; Brevard Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Trio on June 30; Bee & Boo on July 7; Sax on the Beach on July 14; Highway 1 on July 21; and Brevard Symphony Orchestra String Trio on July 28. Summer Saturday Nights is sponsored by Dan Adovasio State Farm; Florida City Gas; Florida Hospital for Children; Health First Health Plans; and Ron Jon Cape Caribe Resort. Brevard Zoo is home to more than 550 animals representing over 150 species from Florida, South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia. The zoo features many extraordinary animal experiences including giraffe and lorikeet feedings, African kayak tours, paddle boats, and a train ride. Brevard Zoo is accredited by the Association o f Zoos and Aquariums. Brevard Zoo is located onehalf mile east of I-95 at exit 191 on Wickham Road in Melbourne. The zoo is open daily 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission at 4:15 pm). Call 321-254WILD or visit brevardzoo.org. Admission:$14.50/Adults 13 and older; $13.50/Seniors ages 65+; $10.50/Children ages 2; and, free to children under two. Parking is always free. Group discounts and adventure packaging available.Zoo offers discounts, a way to beat the daytime heat, plus musical guests
tours will be added in the coming weeks. The LCC Tour is led by a trained space expert, giving visitors an insiders view of the space program from launch preparation to liftoff. The tour also includes drive-by views of Launch Pad 39 and culminates at the Apollo/Saturn V Center, where visitors can resume the regular tour. Price for tour is $25 for adults and $19 for children ages 3-11 plus tax, in addition to admission to the center. Visitors also can take advantage of the limited time tour of the VAB. One of the largest buildings by volume on the planet, the VABs interior has only been seen by a select few, including astronauts and NASA officials. This new tour gives guests the opportunity to look inside the massive building. The tour is part of the KSC Up-Close, a two-hour guided special interest tour. The tour will be offered eight times daily for $25 for adults and $19 for children ages 3-11. Cost of admission to the Kennedy Space Center is in addition to the tour. Even though the space shuttle program has ended it will be a big year at the center with the 50th anniversary tours and events. The complex will also be the home of the space shuttle Atlantis. That multi-million dollar exhibit is expected to open By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor Yay! Another contest. With prizes. And I am determined to win. Well I will at least submit an entry. This would appear to be a cinch. Chilis is having a lunch break, get away from your messy desk contest. Three 1st prize winners will get a $100 gift card from Chilis. Five 2nd prize winners get a $50 gift card. And there will be ten 3rd place winners, each good for a $20 gift card. Additionally, Chilis will give away one random $20 gift every day through July 1. Please direct you attention to your right (photo Exhibit A. Its my only exhibit, but the picture speaks volumes). Even the unemployed Taco Bell chihua, and his little stuffed bear friend are begging to escape the confines of my desk. And can you blame them? There are severed bloody hands on both sides of the friendly furry, twosome, including a floating severed finger. It is not a safe place for man nor beast, including those of the stuffed variety. Fortunately, Ive got mail in my mailbox, but it is not from AOL. Thing, from The Addams Family was once a resident in my mailbox, but he too threw up his hand in disgust and fled the premises. Plus the other severed body parts of my desk not once, shook his hand. Not that I am encouraging competition, but you too can submit your own messy desk photo and have a chance to win swell prizes. All you have to do is like Chilis on Facebook, and follow the instructions on photo submission. Of course, if you dont submit a photo, you can just sign onto your Facebook account right now and vote for my desk, once or twice. Pretend you are in Chicago. Roadhouse Grill The Kissimmee area is about to get another Roadhouse Grill. Roadhouse, which has several locations in Central Florida, specializes in steaks, cold beer and bottomless buckets of peanuts. The new Roadhouse is at 8207 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. The Nashville-based restaurant chain was inspired by the classic roadhouse from days past. Our team searches the country for the best restaurant sites, and were excited about opening our eighth location in the Orlando area, said Tom Vogel, president and chief executive officer of Logans Roadhouse. We see a lot of opportunity in this neighborhood. We plan to be a valuable part of the community by bringing to Kissimmee where guests will feel comfortable and enjoy high quality steaks in a kickin, upbeat atmosphere, all at a great price. The moderately priced menu features more than 30 entrees including aged steaks hand-cut fresh on the premises, grilled chicken, fresh ground steak burgers, baby back ribs, seafood and specialty salads.. The 6,505 square-foot restaurant in Kissimmee will seat 237 guests and is reminiscent of American roadhouses of the past, complete with neon signs and an interactive jukebox. The restaurant will be the c ompanys eighth location in the Orlando area. The new Logans Roadhouse will employ approximately 130 area residents. More information about Logans Roadhouse can be found at www.logansroadhouse. com. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Logans Roadhouse, Inc. presently runs more than 220 company-operated and 26 franchised Logans Roadhouse restaurants in 23 states. Bojangles Osceola County got its first Bojangles restaurant (in St. Cloud) earlier this year. But if your craving for chicken and biscuits is strong enough, the newest Bojangles in Winter Garden opens Tuesday and the first 100 dine-in guests (yes, another contest kind of) receive $25 gift cards. The new location is at 3331 Daniels Road. Food trucks Attention food truck enthusiasts. The next edition of Food Truck Crazy is at Oviedo Mall July 8 from 4-8 p.m. There are more food trucks at a food truck war, plus you can vote for your favorites. Lawn chairs are suggested. The food trucks also return to downtown Kissimee this Friday in front of the Kissimmee Civic Center. Hours for the Kissimmee trucks are 5:308:30 p.m. The event usually attracts 10-12 food trucks. Dining And vote for my desk as the worst please at Facebook SpaceContinued from page B-1News-Gazette photo/Peter CovinoSevered body parts (from Universals annual Horror Nights event) have long been welcome at my News-Gazette workplace. It is not a safe place for cute and cuddly animals, however. Y ou t oo can enter Chilis messy desk c ontest at the restaurants Facebook a ccount. Y ou c an submit y our own p hotos until July 1. 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Open doors.The people of The United Methodist Church Traditional Service 10:30am Contemporary 9:00am Hispana-Brasilera Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida 10:30am By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor Jaws made the beach scary for many movie-goers in the 1970s. Deliverance had a similar effect with the woods and banjos but for entirely different reasons. This grand outdoor classic celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and Warner Bros. is recognizing the milestone with a new Blu-ray book (release date Tuesday). While the images are sharp, as you would expect from a digitally restored film, Deliverance is not a wow Blu-ray experience. Director John Boorman was not making a beautiful nature film about the outdoors. It is, in part, a horror film, so the muted colors are intentional. Even after 40 years, Deliverance has no equal in man versus the outdoors films. It is psychological drama and like Apocalypse Now it is a journey into a heart of darkness. It boasts some fine performances by Jon Voight, Ned Beatty, Burt Reynolds and Ronny Cox (the films center). Dont forget to look out for Deliverance author James Dickey who has a short (but well-performed role) as the county sheriff, investigating a canoeing accident which resulted in the death of one the four friends out on a weekend adventure. He also has some serious questions about the disappearance of a local man who was out and about around the river during the weekend. Deliverance was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture, Directing and Film Editing. The Blu-ray book includes 42-pages of photos and commentary and the DVD features a new feature from the cast looking back on the film as well as commentary by Boorman, and several other featurettes. Almost Kings There is no river to navigate in Almost Kings, but there is still a troubled journey for teens growing up in a small California town in this independent film (Breaking Glass Pictures). Take away the Happy Days soundtrack from American Graffiti and add a lot more foreboding and you have an idea of what this film is all about. Freshman Ted (Lorenzo James Henrie) idolizes his older brother Truck (Alex Frost). Truck has watched after him and offers some protection from their abusive, paralyzed father (Billy Campbell). Ted is sort of the adopted mascot of The Kings, the group that Truck and his friends hang out with. Even though he is younger, he joins in, including their secret contest to see who can have sex with the most freshman girls at their high school. It was all fun and games at first, but it doesnt take too long before Ted has some serious doubts about his new gang and even his brother. The Secret World of Arrietty Thank you, thank you, Japanese animators. It is so easy to grow tired of all the CGI images churned out by all the American film studios. No matter how realistic Toy Story 3 and the rest are, The Secret World of Arrietty is what animation is supposed to look like. This Disney release (from Japans Studio Ghibli of Spirited Away fame) does nothing but impress from opening to closing frame (including the end credits). This is The Borrowers, or a continuation of that story, about little people who secretly dwell in basements and attics and borrow what they need from the their full-sized human counterparts. Arrietty is the only child of a Borrowers couple and she is full of life and adventurous, but has been taught by her parents to always stay out of sight or it will mean doom for them. But she is found out by a sickly teenaged boy visiting their home and their budding friendship threatens the existence of the little people. It is a nice story, (translated in English from Japanese) but it is the animation that makes The Secret World of Arrietty compulsive (especially in Blu-ray) viewing. The 2-Disc Blu-ray combo pack includes many bonuses such as a storyboard version of the film and the original Japanese trailers and TV commercials. Additional features include music videos for the songs Summertime performed by Disney Channel star Bridgit Mendler, who is the speaking voice of Arrietty; and the movies theme song Arriettys Song performed by French singer/MovieContinued from page B-1 Putting on your DVDs a vampire. And thus, a vampire killer is born. He is ably helped by his two trusted friends, Henry Sturgess (Dominic Cooper), a good vampire who has been around for a long time, and Will (Anthony Mackle) a freed slave who also joins in the kill a vampire crusade. Other important figures in Lincolns life (both real and in the vampire version) are his wife Mary Todd (she eventually finds about her husbands hate those vampires secret), and his famous political rival, Stephen Douglas. Marton Csokas plays the bad vampire Jack Barts, and Rufus Sewell, plays a very important vampire, who is leading what amounts to a vampire revolution. He is even directly helping Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter isnt perfect. It isnt particularly scary and the story isnt wholly absorbing either. But it is entertaining stuff, and there a few scenes (a train crossing a burning trestle) and Lincoln battling vampires in a horse stampede that make this a worthwhile show. You can see this as a 3D option, and there are some good effects, but like most films, 3D is not a necessity Meet the Filmmaker You might want to mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 17 for the next Meet the Filmmaker event at the Enzian theater. The July event features cimema and blues musician Rita Chiarelli and Music from the Big House. Chiarelli is nown as Canadas Queen of the Blues. In the film, Chiarelli takes a pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, Louisiana State Maximum Security Penitentiary a.k.a. Angola Prison what used to be the bloodiest prison in America. Her trip turns into a historic jailhouse performance playing with inmates serving life sentences for murder, rape, and armed robbery. Their shared bond of music and Chiarellis ebullient personality draw striking revelations from the inmates. Through voices of hope and love of music, the convicts radiate humanity and redemption on their quest for forgiveness. The event includes a question and answer session and concert by the musician. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.enzian.org/film/ music_from_the_big_house/. Deliverance is 40 and on Blu-rayPlus Disney s Arrietty and a teen coming of age story on DVDSpaceContinued from page B-2 in July 2013. In celebration of 50 years, the visitor complex has two special offers that can save up to 30 percent on admission, food and merchandise, as well as secure access to view rocket launches. Details of t he 50th Gold Admission Package and a $50 annual pass are at www.kennedyspacecenter.com. Regular admission to the complex is $45 for adults and $35 for children ages 3-11. Admission includes the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame, the Shuttle Launch Experience, 3D IMAX space films, Astronaut Encounter, Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted and all exhibits. Parking, wheelchairs, strollers and pet kennels are free of charge. A list of upcoming launches at the space center is available at www.kennedyspacecenter.com as well. The current list includes June 28, Delta 4 H eav y launch; Aug. 18, Space X Falcon 9/Dragon C3 launch; Aug. 30, Atlas 5 launch: Radiation Belt Storm Probes; and Sept. 20, Delta 4 Heavy launch: GPS 2F-3. Sun SpotsContinued from page B-1 unlimited access through Dec. 31. The park has 38 water slides, rivers and lagoons, sideby-side wave pools and two interactive water playgrounds designed for the littlest of swimmers. Cost for the weekday pass is $59.99 plus tax. Visit AquaticaBySeaWorld.com for all of the details.THE WIGGLES! ORLANDO The original Fab Four from Down Under are back. The Wiggles summer tour will reunite Anthony, Jeff and Murray with Yellow Wiggle Greg Page as they perform together again for the first time in five years. The Wiggling commences at Hard Rock Live Saturday, Aug. 4, at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are on sale and available through all Ticketmaster locations (www. ticketmaster.com) and the venue box office. 062312.SNG
Page B4, 4 Whats new?Church guest speakerThe Faith Builders Community Church, 1481 E. U.S. Highway 192, St. Cloud, will host guest speaker Eric Kearns today at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 10 a.m. Its powerful preaching from the word of God and prophetic worship. Everone is welcome. Kearns and his wife, Joy, live in Dallas where he is studying at Christ for the Nations Institute.Soccer Club registrationThe St. Cloud Soccer Club will be holding registration for players age 4 to 17 for its recreation and competitive League for the 2012-13 soccer season. Registration dates are July 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; July 20 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For ages 9 to 17 who want to try out for the competitive squad, call 321766-8715 for the tryout schedule. For registration information, visit the website at www.stcloudsoccer.com or call the hotline at 321-766-8715.Girl ScoutingHave you ever wondered what Girl Scouting was like? Would you like to learn more about what Girl Scouts do? There is a chance for girls to participate in a summer four-week mini-series to learn Girl Scout basics. Its July 10-24 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1123 Louisiana Ave., St. Cloud. Girls will learn about Girl Scout traditions and ceremonies. They will earn a badge or a daisy petal and do activities centered on Girl Scout basics. Call 407-3615890 for more information. Become a Historical Society volunteerThe Osceola County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to greet and give tours to guests at the Pioneer Village. Join it in educating the community and visitors to what life was like in Osceola County during the late 1800s. Anyone who can spare one to three hours per week, should consider being a volunteer in any number roles with our organization, from greeters and tour guides, to office help or groundskeepers. Training is provided for all roles. To explore the possibilities, call volunteer coordinator Megan Mirones at 407-396-8644 or email questions to email@example.com. Visit the website website at Osceolahistory.org. Candidates forumOsceola Visionaries, Inc. will host a candidates forum for local candidates in the primary election (Aug. 14) at the Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 E. Dakin Ave. Saturday, July 7, at 1 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to meet and greet local candidates running for office. There will be a question/answer period at the conclusion of their presentations. There is no admission. All are welcomedCelebrate Recovery at First Christian Church of KissimmeeCelebrate Recovery meets every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 415 N. Main St., Kissimmee. Celebrate Recovery is a Christcentered recovery group for anyone who has hurts, hang-ups and habits including alcohol and drug abuse; co-dependency; anger; self-esteem issues; divorce; and grief. For more information, call 407-847-2543 or visit www.fcckissimmee.org (click on Ministries tab).DAV 148 On July 7, celebrate Independance Day with fun, food and music. The band starts at 2 p.m Ladies night is every Wednesday starting at 4 p.m. Margaritas are $2 each. Barnyard Bingo is the first and third Saturday at noon.. Happy hour is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. There is a service officer every Tuesday at noon. The third Sunday of the month there are meetings for DAV at 3:30 p.m. and the DAVA at noon. Doors open at 11 a.m.. The DAV is at 21 E. Keen St., Kissimmee.Osceola County Democratic community events On Wednesday, June 27, from 7 to 8 p.m., Democrats of Celebration Club (DOC) will meet in the Community Center at 851 Celebration Ave., Celebration. Questions should be directed to e-mail: sheri@ democratsosceola.com On Wednesday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m., the Poinciana Democratic Committee will meet in the Poinciana Library 101 N. Doverplum Ave., Kissimmee. On Thursday June 28, at 7 p.m. t he O sceola County D emocratic Executive Committee will meet in the County Commissioners Chambers on the fourth floor of the Administration Building in the Courthouse Complex, 1 Courthouse Square Kissimmee. The website is http://www. democratsosceola.com Living a Meaningful LifeThe program called Living a Meaningful Life will be today from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Hart Memorial Central Library, Lillie Room second floor, 211 E,.Dakin Ave., Kissimmee. The program, through th e Samaritan Care Hospice of Florida, is designed to provide practical tips to assist people in getting through the grief recovery process. The presentation will focus on the importance of: self-identity after a loss; selfexploration; creating a legacy; and developing and following through on your interests. Following the presentation, people are welcome to participate in a support group where they can feel free to ask questions, share thoughts or just listen. The guest speaker is Sally Kopke mental health counselor and community outreach director. The program is free and open to the community. Reservations are not required but are suggested. Call 407-514-1300 to reserve a place. Camera club contestThe Osceola County Camera Club will present the Life in St. Cloud photo contest. The deadline is July 31. The winning photo will be placed on the cover of the St. Cloud Community Guide and Business Directory published by St. Cloud/ Greater Osceola Chamber of Commerce. Visit the website for rules and details at www.osceolacountycameraclub.com.Toho Friends Toho Friends meet at noon the second Thursday of every month with a covered dish lunch and Bingo at the Parks and Recreation Building, 717 N. Palm Ave. All seniors are welcome. The Craft Club meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the same building. Come work on your crafts or just visit. Crochet, embroider or whatever you enjoy doing. Fun cards meets every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. All seniors are welcome. For information, call Elaine at 407-847-8970, or Lois at 407-8462848.Church summer campSolid Rock Church of God will be hosting a summer camp from June 25 to July 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $60 per week, which includes all meals, a T-shirt and two field trips. The ages for camp are 4 to 15. An early bird special is $60 per week if paid in advance for three weeks. Cost after May 31 is $75 per week. For more information, contact the church 407-847-3500. 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. 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.E ast 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.Ronald Reagan Republican Gun ClubThe Ronald Reagan Conservative Spirit of Republican Gun Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Royal St. Cloud Golf Links, 5310 Michigan Ave, in St. Cloud. For more information or to RSVP, call Donna Sykes at 407-873-2048.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 for the correct information. 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 321-286-6787 for more information.American Legion of St. Cloud Post 80The American Legion of St. Cloud Post 80 at 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Cloud, will have the following events: 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. 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 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.American Legion Post 10 eventsThe American Legion of Kissimmee Post 10 is having the following events: Friday: Bingo at 5:30 p.m.; seafood dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday: dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; dancing at 7 p.m. Sunday: bingo at 4 p.m. Tuesday: karaoke from noon to 4 p.m.; bean bag first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call the post at 407-847-4193. for Frank Rohman at 407-922-2019.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, 407-498-0929, 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 407578-7496 or go to www.godsgreyts. com.Hospice offers bereavement groupsNonprofit Cornerstone 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 call ahead of time to pre-register. They are: Mondays, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Good Samaritan Village, Clubhouse Board Room, 4250 Village Dr., 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 34743 Call Claudia Swonger to pre-register for any of these three groups at 407-206-2273.GermanAmerican ClubThe Osceola German-American Club of Kissimmee/St. Cloud meets See additional Community Events/News at www.aroundosceola.comSetting a charter The Osceola County Camera Club will present the Life in St. Cloud photo contest. The deadline is July 31. The winning photo will be placed on the cover of the St. Cloud Community Guide and Business Directory published by St. Cloud/Greater Osceola Chamber of Commerce. For rules and details, visit www.osceolacountycameraclub.com.Camera contest C OMMUNITY C OMMUNITY Whats happening? See Community, page B-5 Submitted PhotoDaughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-65 met at St. Cloud Veterans Memorial Library on June 16 to charter Louisa May Alcott Tent 11 of St. Cloud. National President Barbara Waltz Stone, of Columbus, Ind., presided over the installation of officers. They included Organizing President Sandra Vogelpohl, of Orlando; Senior Vice President Sharon Pelfrey of Micco; Junior Vice President Mere Schartz, of Jacksonville; Chaplain Nancy Caldwell, of Jenson Beach; Patriotic Instructor Ellen Gordon, of Poinciana; Treasurer Virginia Okie, of Lake Wales and Secretary Bobbie Hoffman, of Palm City. Other members attending were Danielle Kennedy, of Ocoee; Doris Vickers, of Winter Haven; and Claudet Benton, of Okeechobee among other guests and prospective members. Four members of Mary Todd Lincoln Tent 10 of Tampa also assisted in installing the officers.
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. St. Cloud Masonic LodgeSt. Cloud Lodge No. 221 meets the second and fourth Thursdays at 7 :30 p.m. at the lodge building, 901 Oregon Ave., St. Cloud. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Jim Rouse, secretary, at 407892-4412 or YEGGP@aol. com.IOOF to meetThe Independent Order of Odd Fellows St. Cloud Lodge No. 66, 1122 New York Ave., St. Cloud, meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays. For more information, call 407-891-0773 or 321-7223381. For more information, call Buster at 407-729-1378.Elmers Meal KitchenElmers Meal Kitchen is a nonprofit ministry that serves a free hot meal every Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church on Ohio St. in St. Cloud. The ministry is in its 12th year of serving a free hot meal to the homeless, low-income and lonely elderly residents every Sunday of the year. It also, on occasion, will have clothing, toiletry bags, holiday gift bags and brown lunch bags to take. Anyone who wants to be a part of the ministry or for more information, contact Carol Boroski at 407-957-9839. Orange Blossom Lodge No. 80 F&AMThe 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.orgOvereaters AnonymousOvereaters Anonymous, fellowship for those recovering from compulsive eating, meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Call 321-443-2362 or visit www.oacfi.org for more information.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.Alcoholics 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.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. Meetings 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.Music, dancing eventThere will be live classic country music and some 1950s rock and roll, dancing and some line dancing Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Osceola County Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. There is no admittance fee but there will be 50/50 tickets sold to help support the effort. Bring a covered dish or snack to be part of the meals at break time. For more information, call 407-892-3335.Kissimmee LionsThe Kissimmee Lions Club meets the first and third Monday of each month at the clubhouse, 3050 Lions Court, just off Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Men and women 18 and older are invited to visit the club. Used glasses and hearing aids will be collected. For more information, call Phyllis Brannaman at 407847-2744. 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.The Ohio, KY and Michigan Club meetingThe Ohio, Kentucky and M ichigan Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month through April at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., Hall B. Bring a potluck dish and utensils. For more information, call Larry Kinney at 407-8917396.Osceola Stamp Club The Osceola Stamp Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the 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. For more information, call Charles Frazer at 407-7053593.Osceola Stamp Club The Osceola Stamp Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the 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. For more information, call Charles Frazer at 407-7053593.Hospice volunteers neededVITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Central Florida needs volunteers in the Central Florida 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. For more information, call 407-691-4541 or email central.floridavolunteers @vitas.com. Lets Dance Ballroom club eventsThe Lets Dance Ballroom Club sponsors tea dances at the St. Cloud Senior Center on the second and fourth Sunday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. The club meets every Wednesday at the center. For more information, call Sheila Lauer at 407-7387546 or Kathy Parsons at 407-319-2161.The Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan Club meetingThe Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month through April at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., Hall B. Bring a potluck dish and utensils. For more information, call Larry Kinney at 407-8917396.St. Cloud Shuffleboard ClubPractice at the St. Cloud shuffleboard courts, 701 Ohio St. St. Cloud, is 8:30 to 10 :30 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Games are at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 407-498-0603. Leave a message if there is no answer. Duplicate Bridge: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 1:30 p.m.Contact Jim Davis by calling 407-348-4399. Euchre:Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Kevin Fryback at 321 624-4546. Pinochle: Wednesday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Contact Bobbi Clement by calling 407-892-2749. Cribbage: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Dave Roberts by calling 407-892-2087. Mahjong: Tuesday and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Contact Louise Owens by calling 407957-8733. Club dues are free for the first year and then its $20 per year. It covers all shuffling and card games. Confederate Dames to meetThe Osceola Confederate Dames No. 2684 chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets the third Monday night of each month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are at the Osceola County Sheriffs Community Room. Membership is open to females age 16 years and older with documentation of an ancestor who served in or provided material aid to the Confederate Army. For more information, call 407-361-0984.Music, dancing eventThere will be live classic country music and some 1950s rock and roll, dancing and some line dancing Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Osceola County Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. There is no admittance fee but there will be 50/50 tickets sold to help support the effort. Bring a covered dish or snack to be part of the meals at break time. For more information, call 407-892-3335.St. Cloud Horseshoe ClubHorseshoe pitching practice is Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the club. The horseshoe pits are between the St. Cloud Civic Center and the St. Cloud Senior Center on 17th Street. The clubs weekday practice sessions contacts are: John Grayson (407-873-8240) and Tom Gowan (850-672-9547). For more information, call Carol Johns at 407-8477212; or Peg Currier at 407957-3805 or 603-312-6333 (cell phone).FWA Osceola Writers GroupAnyone writing a book, screenplay or short story that needs help with craft or publication can join One Word at a Time, a diverse group of published and aspiring authors from many genres. The group offers education, critique, networking and support to adult fiction writers. Meetings are on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Susans Court-CommunityContinued from Page B-4 See Community, page B-8 Saturday, June 23, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B5 062112.TNG Accelerated Christian Education and Christian Light Curriculums WE ACCEPT CHILDRENS FIRST & MOST MCKAY SCHOLARSHIPS012112.SNGCall or email for appt.407-932-1025FHCA34744@gmail.comFaith Harvest Christian Academy1537 Mill Slough Rd. Kissimmee NOW E n N RO llLL I n N G K-2nd G G radefor 2012-2013 School Year 062312.SNG In accordance with the Section 8 Housing Administrative Plan, Section 4E, Chapter 4OSCEOLA COUNTY ANNOUNCES THE OPENING AND CLOSING OF THE SECTION 8 WAITING LISTThe Section 8 Waiting List will be opening on June 29, 2012 at 7:00am and closing on July 1, 2012 at 11:59pm. Waiting List Pre-qualification forms can be accessed through the internet only. Assistance can be obtained at the following location between the hours of 7:00am and 7:00pm on Friday, June 29, 2012 only.Osceola County Extension Services Osceola Heritage Park 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744Pre-qualification forms must be submitted by 11:59pm on Sunday, July 1, 2012. Pre-qualification forms submitted after 11:59pm will not be accepted. Any handicapped person requiring special accommodations, should contact Human Services at (407) 742-8406 and for the visually or hearing impaired, please call the following TDD number 1-800-955-8771 within five (5) calendar days prior to the Pre-qualification form date. All Pre-qualification forms received will be entered into a random lottery and reviewed to determine if the applicant qualifies to be placed on the waiting list. The random lottery will be held approximately 30 days after closing of the waiting list. A total of 300 prequalification forms will be selected. Only one pre-qualification form per household will be allowed. Any household that submits more than one pre-qualification form will be disqualified. Applicants requesting a local preference must check the appropriate space from the local preferences listed below. Osceola County Human Services has the following local preferences: Osceola County Resident at the time of application (ex: drivers license and one of the following: lease, utility bill, etc.) A person 62 years of age or older and is disabled (ex: birth certificate, Social Security/SSI disability award letter) A person with a disability (SSI disability award letter) A working family with minor children working 20 or more hours per week A working family with no children working 20 or more hours per week OSCEOLA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES SECTION 8 HOUSING OFFICE 330 N. BEAUMONT AVENUE KISSIMMEE, FL 34741 Tel: 407-742-8406 email@example.com De acuerdo con el Plan de Vivienda de Seccin 8 Administrativo, Seccin 4E, el Captulo 4EL CONDADO DE OSCEOLA DE SECCIN 8La Lista de Espera de Seccin 8 estar abriendo el 29 de junio de 2012 a las 7:00am y cerrando el 1 de julio, de 2012 a las 11:59pm. Las formas de precalificacin para la Lista de Espera pueden ser obtenidas nicamente a travs del Internet. Asistencia puede ser obtenida en la dirrecin indicada entre las horas de 7:00am y 7:00pm el 29 de junio, de 2012 solamente.Osceola County Extension Services Osceola Heritage Park 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744Las formas de pre-calificacin deben ser sometidas hasta las 11:59pm el domingo, 1 de julio 2012. Las formas de precalificacin sometidas despus de las 11:59pm no sern aceptadas. Cualquier persona con impedimento que requiera asistencia especial, deben comunicarse con Servicios Humanos al (407) 742-8406 y los que tegan limitaciones visuales o auditivas, favor de llamar al siguiente nmero TDD 1-800955-8771 dentro de los cinco (5) das calendario antes de la fecha de solicitud. Todas las formas de pre-calificaciones recibidas entrarn en una lotera al azar y revisadas para determinar si el solicitante cualifica para ser incluido en la Lista de Espera. El sorteo se llevar a cabo aproximadamente 30 das despus del cierre de la Lista de Espera. Un total de 300 formas de precalificacin sern seleccionadas. Se aceptara solamente una forma de pre-calificacin por hogar. Cualquier familia que presente ms de una forma de pre-calificacin ser descalificada. Las solicitudes que tengan una preferencia local debe marcar el espacio apropiado en la forma de precalificacin. Servicios Humanos del Condado de Osceola tienen las siguientes perferencias locales: Residente del Condado de Osceola al momento de la solicitud (ej: licencia de conducir y uno de los siguientes: contrato de arrendamiento, factura de servicios, etc.) Una persona de 62 aos de edad o mayor y/o discapacitada (ej: certificado de nacimiento, carta de concesin de la incapacidad por el Seguro Social) Una persona con una discapacidad (carta de concesin de incapacidad por el Seguro Social) Una familia trabajadora con nios menores trabajando 20 o ms horas por semana Una familia trabajadora sin nios trabajando 20 o ms horas por semana For Information, call: OSCEOLA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES SECTION 8 HOUSING OFFICE 330 N. BEAUMONT AVENUE KISSIMMEE, FL 34741 Tel: 407-742-8406 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Request forms should be updated every year.E-Mail Address 062112.TNG 062112.TNG 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 Resource Center, 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 familys 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 availa ble for t hose 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 educationa l 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 needed VITAS 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 w ith administrative work. Call 407-691-4541 or e-mail central.floridavolunteers@vitas. com if you would like to find out more information.Low vision groupA low vision discussion group meets the second Monday of each month for lunch at 11:30 a.m. in the Florida Room of the community center at Good Samaritan Village. The discussion includes a review of the latest treatments and aids and occasional programs provided by CITE. For more information, call 407933-3271. Health ObituariesFor daily obituaries and services please visit our Website: www.aroundosceola.comMYSHRALL We ndy Sue Myshrall, 57, of St. Cloud, Florida went to be with the Lord on Tu esday, J une 19th, 2012, after a long and cour ageous battle with cancer. We ndy was born in Orlando, Florida on December 14, 1954, the daughter of Burton Wheeler and Doris (Fox) Revels She worked for Orange County Animal Services as Project Manage r. We ndy is survived by her loving husband MichaelMyshrall of St. Cloud; two daughters, Stacie Tu lly (Jeff) of Nashua, NH; and Christine Myshrall (Jason) of St. Cloud; two sons Dennis Tu lly (Tabitha) of Fort Leonardwood, MO; and Robert Tu lly also of Fort Leonardwood, MO; 10 grand children:Michael, Damien, Jasmine, Saya, Xavier, Alexander, W illiam, Emma, Jaxon, Dylon; mother Doris Revels of Kissimmee, FL; three sisters, Ve ronica Chamberlin (Fred) of Orlando, FL; Kathy Overbay (J.R.) of St. Cloud;Sandra Boswell (Steve) of Conroe, TX; and many nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 23, 2012 from 2-4 pm with a service to follow at Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 2000 13th St., St. Cloud, FL 34769 407-957-2511. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her memory to: Orlando Humane Society. Arrangements by Fisk Funeral Home, St. Cloud, FL. DAV IDALANSULLI VA NOn June 11th, David Alan Sullivan, of Strasburg, VA formerly of St. Cloud, FL, passed away at the Univ ersity of Vi rg inia Medical Center in Charlottesville, VA surround ed by family. Born June 21, 1954 in Canandaigua, NY, David is survived by his parents Wayne & Barbara Sullivan, of Strasburg, VA ; son, Brian Sullivan of Aspen CO; daughters, Beth Sullivan Bateman, of Grand Junction, CO, and Allison Sullivan of Hollywood, FL; stepson, Alan Smith, of Hollywood, FL; three grandchildren, Keegan Sullivan and Elle Bateman, of Grand Junction, CO, and Logan Sullivan, of Kansas City, KS; a sister, Joanne Sullivan Hass of Strasburg, VA and nieces, nephews, and many good friends. He was employed as an electrician and carpenter in Florida, before relocating to Vi rg inia one year ago. He loved his family, the ocean, surf ing, fishing, and music, and could grill a mean steak. A memorial service was held at his parent s home in Strasburg, Vi rg inia. David will be retur ned to the ocean he loved so dearly. Sadly missed, very much loved, he now rests in the arms of Our Lord. Great benefits. Extraordinary Service.As part of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral providers, we offer unmatched benefits, service and care.Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory803 Emmett Street Kissimmee, Florida 34741407-847-3131 071611.SNG Please submit obituaries for Saturday News-Gazette by ursday at 3 p.m.
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It meets every Monday from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. at Osceola County Association of Realtors Building at 1105 Shady Lane, Kissimmee. Call Betty at 407-846-4500 or just walk in. Osceola County Camera ClubThe Osceola County Camera Club invites anyone interested in taking photographs and having a good time to attend the clubs twice-monthly meetings. The club will meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Folsom Services, 25 E. 13th St., St. Cloud at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.osceola countycameraclub.com or the clubs Facebook page at http://bit.ly/ackyi7.St. Cloud Horseshoe ClubHorseshoe pitching practice is Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join the club. The horseshoe pits are between the St. Cloud Civic Center and the St. Cloud Senior Center on 17th Street. The clubs weekday practice sessions contacts are: John Grayson (407-873-8240) and Tom Gowan (850-672-9547). 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New members are welcome. St. Cloud Friends of the LibraryThe Friends of the St. Cloud Branch Veterans Memorial Library meet on the third Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon on the upper level of the library. The main purpose is to promote the library. It also has a St. Cloud Book Club that meets from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Thats located at U.S. Highway 192 and Indiana Street in St. Cloud. If you are interested in reading good books and meeting interesting people, come join the group.Bible study groupUniversal Circle Of Light Learning Center, 4275 Neptune Road, St. Cloud, has a group that meets every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. According to a center press release, it believes that it is Gods will that every individual should live a healthy, happy and prosperous life and it teaches how to achieve such a life. For more information, contact Rev. 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