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By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter Kissimmee police are investigating an apparent domestic-violence murder that occurred early Sunday at a local apartment complex. Police responded to the Pinewood Park Apartments at 2351 Pine Brook Drive around 4 a.m., after Marco DiDonna called 911 and confessed to killing his girlfriend, Jeanette Leigh Paolillo, authorities said. According to the arrest affidavit, DiDonna called police around 3:43 a.m. and told the dispatcher Send an ambulance, I just killed a girl. After the dispatcher called him sir, DiDonna was quick to correct him, stating Im not a sir, dude. Im a murderer right now, according to the affidavit. Paolillo, 32, was pro nounced dead at the scene from a single stab wound, police officials said. The weapon, which DiDonna said was a household kitchen knife, was found with Paolillos body, which was located on the pavement outside apartment 102. Paolillo was picking DiDonna up from her apartment when the couple got into an argument and the stabbing occurred, police spokeswoman Stacie Miller said. W hen he was a rrested, DiDonna had blood on his left cheek and earlobe, the affidavit stated. It also indicated alcohol could have played a factor in the incident and that DiDonna was known to carry weapons. DiDonna, 26, is not cooperating with detectives and did not give a motive to the killing, Miller said. He h as been charged with first-degree murder and booked into the Osceola County Jail on no bond.Domestic Violence is a community problemOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Help Now of Osceola, the local domestic violence and 52-bed safe shelter organization, has worked hard to Serving Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Lake Nona, Harmony, Narcoossee, BVL 116TH YEAR THURSDAY EDITION 50 CENTS NOVEMBER 1, 2012 Boost your homes curb appeal for a quicker sale... Page C-1HomefinderFootball district championship on the line FridayPage A-7Sports For the latest activities, events and classes, see ...Page B-3 We ekend We atherPa r tly cloudy No chance of rainCommunity Thousands take advantage of early votingThrough Tuesday, more than 15,000 Osceola County voters had utilized early voting at six county locations to cast their Election Day ballots, according to the Supervisor of Elections office. See page A-2 Index County r fn t tb f br r nnrr f b r nr PoliceStolen do g sought by copsKissimmee Police Department detectives actively seek a grand theft suspect who stole a residents dog. See page A-3 Are you ready for the cooler winter weather? Yes, I am. weather. round. opinion. Vote at www.around osceola.com Results from the Oct. 25 Question of the week: Will you be taking advantage of early voting when it starts Saturday? 96.9% 2.6% 0.6% 0% By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney rallied supporters on the first day of early voting on Saturday at the Ranger Jet Center at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport. Romney, with just days to go until Election Day, encouraged supporters to vote as soon as possible in order to have more time to encourage friends and family to vote. This election is important. People are being squeezed, even those with jobs, he said. Our economy is growing no faster than last year. (Running mate) Paul Ryan and I have a plan to get the economy going. Romney, flanked by Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Senate-hopeful Connie Mack, spoke for 30 minutes, including touting his 5-Point Plan consisting of taking full advantage of Americas natural energy resources; increasing trade, specifically in Latin America; strengthening skilled workers; balancing the budget and championing small businesses. He said this plan will add 12 million new American jobs to ease unemployment. I know these have been tough years and were tired of being tired, Romney said. The Democrats chant four more years; we get to chant 10 more days. Romney vowed to repeal Obamacare, lower tax rates for small businesses, build bridges with elected officials from both political parties and lower the deficit. He also promised to model the national education system after Floridas student-school choice that allows parents to remove their children from failing public schools and enroll them in Mitt makes Kissimmee stop News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanRepublican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport Oct. 27, along with fellow Republicans Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Connie Mack. Romney criticized the presidents ad campaigns as being petty, and tried to appeal to Hispanic voters. News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanTen-year-old Chloe Kirkpatrick, of Kissimmee, walks her dog, CiCi, a miniature pincher/Chihuahua mix along the sidewalks of Broadway in downtown Kissimmee during the annual Trick or Treat on Broadway event. Each year, the city of Kissimmee and Kissimmee Main Street Program partner to provide a safe and fun trick or treating experience for children of all ages, including candy from local store owners, inflatable bounce houses, music and games.Hairy Halloween Police newsWoman murdered in domestic violence case See Police, page A-5 School news By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter Osceola County School District staff is working on options to present to the School Board in December in order to ease overcrowded conditions at Osceola High in Kissimmee. During a workshop Dec. 4, Chief Facilities Officer Clyde Wells plans to offer the School Board three options for Osceola High School, which gained an unexpected 200 students this school year. Those options include financing an eight-classroom wing on campus using leftover funding from the schools recently completed renovations, adding 17 portables, and redistricting. Were bringing an option to add a few more classrooms rather than add portables. We dont want to do portables, Wells said. Portables were the suggestion of OHS Principal Jim DiGiacomo, who has 17 teachers considered floaters, those educators without their own classroom who utilize the classrooms of other teachers on their planning periods. Thats unacceptable, he said. Its not unusual at a high school to have three or four teachers who float. Having 17 is unacceptable. Working with district staff, it became apparent a more permanent option of the added wing made more fiscal sense and was supported by the schools faculty. Were going to have to do this anyway so why use it (funds) on temporary options? DiGiacomo said. We absolutely have no space. In addition to the floating teachers, students complained that in order for the school to Osceola High trying to find overcrowding relief See Mitt, page A-6 See School news, page A-6 By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter Three of the four suspects in a March incident off Lake Lizzie Drive, where an innocent woman was shot and killed for stumbling upon the robbery and shooting of an Orlando man had their trial postponed until April after court hearings Tuesday. Defense attorneys for Brandy Taylor, 22, her then-boyfriend David Eugene Smith, 20, and Cody White, 19, were granted continuances by Ninth Judicial Circuit Court Judge Scott Polodna after they argued the defense was not sufficiently prepared for trial. Their trial is now set for April 29. The fourth suspect, Kaitlyn Robare, 19, has a status hearing Dec. 14. Smith, a registered felon and transient, and White, 19, a convicted felon, Murder trial postponed See T rial, page A-3 DiDonna
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A ne w disc ov er y awaits yo u.395 Village Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34759 11 th Annual Fa ll Fe st ivalWhen : Saturday Nov 3 Time : 9:30am 3pm-Shop handmade artisan craft items in a convenient street fair setting -Bands and Djs thr oughout -Sample several wine and beer selections in the SoliVino Wine Gar den -Food and beverages at several locations -Face painting and magic shows for the kids Explor e active adult living thats created around you a community that enables you to nd all that you deserve.For more event info, call: 877.489.9804 or visit: VitaliaHomes.com/events 110112.TNG 061412.TNG Lic. #CAC042735 Financing Available FRACCA 110112.TNG By Ken Jackson Staff W riter It rained, and the wind blew pretty hard at times. That was a description of last weekend in Osceola County, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy. While the impact paled in comparison to what the storm brought to the New Jersey, Delaware and New York coasts, county residents clearly felt the affects of the passing Atlantic system. Gusty winds picked up starting Thursday night and blew nearly constant into Friday evening. Bands of wind-blown rains rolled in around sundown, just in time to bring a soaking to the countys three high school football games, which were played with no regard for the weather because Sandy didnt feature any lightning locally. According to Rich Collins, the countys director of Emergency Services, Osceolas Emergency Operations Center received a half-inch of rain from Thursday through Saturday night. The eastern parts of the county, such as Narcoossee and Harmony, got upward of an inch. The extent of damage in the county, he said, were some tree limbs briefly in roadways and a damaged umbrella at the Makinson Aquatic Center. It was mostly uneventful, which is great from our perspective, he said. We were on the good side of the storm this time. With Isaac (in September), we were on the right side which brings the threat of tornadoes. Winds reached to tropicalstorm force in the county, validating the tropical storm warning the National Hurricane Center posted from South Florida to Flagler Beach on Friday. A South Florida Water Management District weather station at the south end of Lake Tohopekaliga measured a 46 mph gust at 3:23 a.m. Saturday. The EOC went to monitor status on Wednesday, when Sandy was crossing Cuba and preparing to enter the Bahamas. The storms center passed 180 miles to the east of the Central Florida coast during the day Friday. The EOC returned to normal operations late in the weekend. Sandy marked the third time the EOC activated for a tropical cyclone threat. Tropical Storm Debby crossed the peninsula in July before Hurricane Isaac passed to the west on its way to Louisiana. In each case, local responders dealt with incidents of flooding, downed trees or power lines and the like before affecting the public. Collins credits a detailed comprehensive emergency management plan that details the involvement of all county partners that pitch in during a storm or disaster. When we presented it to state officials, they said it was one of the best theyve seen statewide, he said. Kissimmee Utility Authority sent a pair of crews to Allentown, Pa., on Tuesday afternoon to assist PPL Electric Utilities in the restoration of power to the Lehigh Valley and Pocono Mountain regions, company spokesperson Chris Gent said. KUAs crews are part of a contingent of more than 1,600 personnel from utilities throughout the Southeast that will perform damage assessment and power restoration. By Ken Jackson Staff W riter Through Tuesday, nearly 20,000 Osceola County voters had utilized early voting at six county locations to cast their Election Day ballots, according to Supervisor of Elections office officials. Saturday, the first day polls opened for early voting, 5,500 voters, some waiting in lines of upward of an hour to vote. Elections Office spokesper son Amber Smith said the wait times, which can be tracked at the departments website (voteosceola.com), have since been from 15 to 30 minutes. Despite lines, she said the operation has been running very smoothly. Were very happy. The turnout has been excellent, the process is going smoothly, and poll workers are reporting no problems, Smith said. Concerned citizen Patricia Orner, who had qualified to run for the Republican nomination for Supervisor of Elections earlier this year before withdrawing, posed a question about Thousands take advantage of early voting, county Elections Office says News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanA line of approximately 20 people waited upstairs at the Hart Memorial Library in downtown Kissimmee Tuesday afternoon for early voting. Last Saturday, on the first day of early voting, wait times at some polling locations was more than an hour. See V oting, page A-3Sandy leaves little trace in Osceola
Thursday, November 1, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A3 110112.TNG Thank you to our Sponsors and Volunteers who helped make our rst annual at Pirates Island in Kissimmee a wonderful success. rrffn ftrttnb tttt rrr nftbtb ffr nrt rfn tb407-742-6656 http://www.voicesforosceolaschildren.org/rtttrft Nearb y. Online. ucfvalenciaosceola. co m 1207RGC997 110112.TNG 110112.TNG www.centerstatebank.com 071912.TNG We Believe In You!FREE Business and Personal CheckingMember FDIC Charlie AndersonBranch Manager, St. Cloud email@example.comKissimmee407-847-3800St. Cloud407-957-3800Southchase407-438-1140Poinciana407-944-3800Ashton407-891-8396 By Ken Jackson Staff W riter It rained, and the wind blew pretty hard at times. That was a description of last weekend in Osceola County, courtesy of Hurricane Sandy. While the impact paled in comparison to what the storm brought to the New Jersey, Delaware and New York coasts, county residents clearly felt the affects of the passing Atlantic system. Gusty winds picked up starting Thursday night and blew nearly constant into Friday evening. Bands of wind-blown rains rolled in around sundown, just in time to bring a soaking to the countys three high school football games, which were played with no regard for the weather because Sandy didnt feature any lightning locally. According to Rich Collins, the countys director of Emergency Services, Osceolas Emergency Operations Center received a half-inch of rain from Thursday through Saturday night. The eastern parts of the county, such as Narcoossee and Harmony, got upward of an inch. The extent of damage in the county, he said, were some tree limbs briefly in roadways and a damaged umbrella at the Makinson Aquatic Center. It was mostly uneventful, which is great from our perspective, he said. We were on the good side of the storm this time. With Isaac (in September), we were on the right side which brings the threat of tornadoes. Winds reached to tropicalstorm force in the county, validating the tropical storm warning the National Hurricane Center posted from South Florida to Flagler Beach on Friday. A South Florida Water Management District weather station at the south end of Lake Tohopekaliga measured a 46 mph gust at 3:23 a.m. Saturday. The EOC went to monitor status on Wednesday, when Sandy was crossing Cuba and preparing to enter the Bahamas. The storms center passed 180 miles to the east of the Central Florida coast during the day Friday. The EOC returned to normal operations late in the weekend. Sandy marked the third time the EOC activated for a tropical cyclone threat. Tropical Storm Debby crossed the peninsula in July before Hurricane Isaac passed to the west on its way to Louisiana. In each case, local responders dealt with incidents of flooding, downed trees or power lines and the like before affecting the public. Collins credits a detailed comprehensive emergency management plan that details the involvement of all county partners that pitch in during a storm or disaster. When we presented it to state officials, they said it was one of the best theyve seen statewide, he said. Kissimmee Utility Authority sent a pair of crews to Allentown, Pa., on Tuesday afternoon to assist PPL Electric Utilities in the restoration of power to the Lehigh Valley and Pocono Mountain regions, company spokesperson Chris Gent said. KUAs crews are part of a contingent of more than 1,600 personnel from utilities throughout the Southeast that will perform damage assessment and power restoration. By Ken Jackson Staff W riter Through Tuesday, nearly 20,000 Osceola County voters had utilized early voting at six county locations to cast their Election Day ballots, according to Supervisor of Elections office officials. Saturday, the first day polls opened for early voting, 5,500 voters, some waiting in lines of upward of an hour to vote. Elections Office spokesper son Amber Smith said the wait times, which can be tracked at the departments website (voteosceola.com), have since been from 15 to 30 minutes. Despite lines, she said the operation has been running very smoothly. Were very happy. The turnout has been excellent, the process is going smoothly, and poll workers are reporting no problems, Smith said. Concerned citizen Patricia Orner, who had qualified to run for the Republican nomination for Supervisor of Elections earlier this year before withdrawing, posed a question about Thousands take advantage of early voting, county Elections Office says News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanA line of approximately 20 people waited upstairs at the Hart Memorial Library in downtown Kissimmee Tuesday afternoon for early voting. Last Saturday, on the first day of early voting, wait times at some polling locations was more than an hour.See V oting, page A-3Sandy leaves little trace in Osceola Kissimmee Police Department detectives are actively seeking a grand theft suspect who stole a r esidents dog. On Oct. 24, an unknown suspect vandalized a home in Creekside Estates in Kissimmee and took the victims Jack Russell Te rrier and left a note telling the victim they had her dog. A witness described an older model sedan, possibly a gold or silver T oyota Camry leaving the area around the time of the incident. The dog r esponds to the name Leia. Anyone with possible information on the dogs whereabouts is asked to contact KPD at 407846-3333 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org g or Crimeline at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477). Should the dog be located, it can be dropped off at the KPD or the Osceola County Animal Control Shelter, 3910 Old Canoe Creek Road in St. Cloud. of 113 Whitney Street in Kissimmee, are charged with murder, attempted felony murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Robare, of 1 Paquin Drive in St. Cloud, and Taylor, of 2086 Blackfoot Trail in St. Cloud, are charged with accessory after the fact and providing false information to a law enforcement officer. The suspects were linked to a March 22 shooting at 5625 Lake Lizzie Drive near Mathis Road east of St. Cloud where Anita Louise Smith, 59, was shot dead in her backyard around 2:30 a.m. after she left her home to investigate something suspicious in her yard. David Eugene Smith, who is not related to the victim, and White were allegedly meeting Patrick Bacon, 25, of Orlando, in Smiths backyard for a drug transaction. Bacon, who was shot in the head, survived the attack. Taylor and Robare are both out on bond. David Smith and White in the Osceola County Jail on zero bond. By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter The Poinciana High School varsity football team forfeited its game at Port Orange Atlantic last on Oct. 25 due to a staph infection outbreak. At least 13 players were infected, according to Osceola County School District Activities Coordinator Ryan Adams. Adams said the football game was moved to the Oct. 25 date because Hurricane Sandy caused Volusia County schools to cancel all activities Friday and Saturday. Adams said that because there is no guarantee that Poinciana would have enough healthy players to have competed on Monday, a targeted makeup date, Poinciana forfeited the game, 2-0. The loss drops the teams record to 1-7 and 0-4 in the district. The teams next scheduled game is Friday at Eustis. Unless most of the players recuperate, that game also may be in jeopardy. The players that have it cannot practice or play until they are cleared by a doctor, Osceola County School District spokeswoman Dana Schafer said, adding the infection is currently contained to the football team. Parents of all Poinciana High students were notified last Wednesday via an automated call about a minor skin infection spreading aroun d campus. Letters were sent on Oct. 25 to the parents of the football players explaining the infection, what the school is doing about it and what the student needs to do to prevent spreading. With a staph infection, you dont know where you get it, whether it was at home or at the school, Schafer said. Obviously, our job is to control it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, staphylococcus aureus, referred to as staph, is one of the most common germs found on human skin and noses. Most of the time it is harmless. The contagious infection b ecomes an i ssue w hen it enters the body and can be as minor as a pimple or as serious as a blood infection. Staph is most c ommonl y spread through contact with another person or by sharing items such as towels. The spread of the infection is prevented by keeping wounds clean and bandaged. Sports editor Rick Pedone contributed to this report. Staph infection outbreak cancels football gamethe absentee ballot box at the Poinciana Library, an early voting site, being out in the open and l acking security. The supervisors office has direction on this from the law, she said. Absentee ballots will be a critical issue considering how close some of the races will be. This will be a difficult election and I dont want to see what happened 12 years ago happen again. Smith said the department has an adequate protocol for the collection, transport and counting of absentee ballots. Weve never had a problem with the boxes. We have a protocol thats been in place since 2009, she said. We send two security workers out, they secure the box, the ballots are brought to our office in the secure box and secured. There is absolutely no chance of them being tampered with. Early voting ends Saturday. On Tuesday (Election D ay), polls will be ope n from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the nearly 70 voting precincts around the county. Whenever voters take part in their constitutional right, elections officials urge them to come to the polls prepared, with their drivers license or government-issued ID and filledout sample ballot. Adding to the fact that the 2012 ballot includes the presidential election, this ballot includes 11 state constitutional amendments that dominate the length of the six-page ballot, along with the county charter amendment regarding making Board of County Commission races non-partisan. Voters are also reminded that with Mike Horner leaving the race for State House of Representatives district 42 after the ballots were printed, they must mark the ballot bubble by Horners name in order to vote for his replacement, Celebra tion Republican Mike La Rosa. A note was placed in all voting stalls and with all mailed absentee ballots to properly note this in accordance with state law. His challenger is Democrat Eileen Game from Frostproof. With all of these irregularities, elections o fficials urge those who have not yet voted to study the sample ballot that was mailed to them, fill it out and bring it to their polling place, in an attempt to speed lines and cut down on voting times.VotingContinued from Page A-2 Contact Ken Jackson at 321-402-0435 or by email at kjackson@osceolanews gazette.com.TrialContinued from Page A-1 Stolen dog sought by cops Leia
Page A4, 102712.SNG 110112.TNG Supervisor of Elections: Arrington/Oliv oVoters will decide who oversees the count of votes, among other duties, when they select Osceola Countys Supervisor of Elections. Incumbent Democrat Mary Jane Arrington faces opposition from Republican challenger Peter Olivo. In an attempt to assess her opponents campaign, Arringtons campaign recently assembled a poll asking voters their stance on voting for someone from the Dominican Republic (Olivos birthplace) and for a disabled veteran with no major business experience. While we think that polling question was in poor taste, we believe Arrington is still the right candidate for the job. Arrington assembled a track record over the last four years of running an efficient elections department that has embraced technology and social media. The departments website, www.voteosceola.com, is bilingual, and current voting data as well as that of prior years can be accessed. Other accomplishments Arrington noted include increased staff training, much of it online, and continuing education opportunities for management staff Arrington said by the end of 2013 all current staff will be nationally certified. Olivo said he never planned on a return to the political arena after losing twice for the commission, but when Arringtons office condensed five Buenaventura Lakes polling places into one precinct, he took action. His plan of action also includes being more visible in the high schools and at churches to recruit, instruct and assist in the voting process. But there would be a learning curve for Olivo. Arrington has already proved that she has the experience and is deserving of reelection. We endorse May Jane Arrington for Supervisor of Elections.Clerk of Courts: Ketchum/ RamirezWith more than two decades as the senior vice president of Stewart Approved Title in St. Cloud, Republican candidate Rayelynne Ketchum said her management experience is a plus as she seeks election to the clerks office. She battles Democratic candidate Armando Ramirez. Ketchum said the job is more administrative and service oriented than it is dealing with the judicial procedures. She wants to expand service locations. She would like to enhance the technological offerings including electronic filing and website updates to allow for online payment in order to facilitate services. She would like to present a more specific marketing campaign to remind residents of when court citations, fines and fees are due. We think she has the work experience to do just that. Ramirez said he wants to open some cashier positions to part-time to help young people and parents have a good, flexible job while still being able to care for their family. But unfortunately, Ramirezs political career has been based on jumping from election to election after losing to opponents. We think taxpayers deserve better. The News-Gazette endorses Rayelynne KetchumProperty appraiser: Scarborough/BronsonRepublican incumbent Katrina Scarborough is facing off against non-partisan commercial property appraiser Dale Bronson for a position that has gotten more difficult as the economy has been down. With the local real estate market slumping over the past several years, Scarborough said her office, where she has worked for 25 years, has been challenged to determine values because fewer sales are occurring. Scarborough said she planned to improve the website, utilize more technology in-house to improve efficiency and continue to provide fair and equitable assessments. We believe Scarborough has proved that she can run the office well and is deserving of a second term. Bronson, part of the pioneer family who have lived in Osceola County since 1868, said hes the most qualified as he is a licensed property appraiser. Bronson also wants to improve the property appraisers website to make it more userfriendly in terms of searching for records. But as the old saying goes, if its not broke, dont fix it. The News-Gazette endorses Katrina Scarborough for property appraiser.Tax Collector: Heffner/LeydonOsceola County Tax Collector Patsy Heffner is seeking her fourth term to continue programs shed like to see to fruition. She faces Democrat Romuald Jose Leydon. OPINION OPINION Our view OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE Publisher/Ad Director TOM KIRK Editor BRIAN McBRIDE Sports Editor RICK PEDONE Lifestyles Editor PETER COVINO Chief Photographer ANDREW SULLIVAN Production Manager STEVE KRAUS Accounting Manager LOUISE McCLEAN Circulation Manager KATHY BECKHAM Inside Sales Manager KELLY TATMAN Staff Writer FALLAN PATTERSON(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: Osceola News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741.The Osceola News-Gazette is published by Sun Publications, a division of Independent Publications. Phone 407-846-7600. Fax 407-846-8516. Email at email@example.com. The Osceola News-Gazette is on the World Wide Web at: www.aroundosceola.com.Year 116 No. 81For the Constitutional offices, the News-Gazette endorses... E ditors NoteSubmit letters to the editor to Osceola News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. If you wish to fax your letter to the newspaper, the number is 407-846-8516. Email letters to Editor Brian McBride at firstname.lastname@example.org. No more than one letter per writer will be published each month. An individual will be allowed to submit one letter of rebuttal if he or an organization he represents is the subject of a letter to the editor. Letters should be no more than 500 words and should include the name, address and daytime phone number of the writer for verification purposes. The News-Gazette will not publish the writers phone number. If you would like to be a guest columnist, call Editor Brian McBride at 321402-0436 or e mail email@example.com. See Opinion, page A-5 inform the public about the dan gers of this epidemic. To have this happen during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it just really shows how much more work we have to do, Help Now executive Director Tammy Douglass said about Paolillos murder. It defies words about how sad this is. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a woman dies every 15 seconds at the hands of her abuser. Additionally, nearly 20 percent of all Florida murders in 2011 were domestic violence-related, Douglass said, and domestic violence is the number one reason for the removal of children from Osceola County families. Domestic violence is a community problem. Oftentimes we turn our heads when a couple has an argument, she added. We say its not my problem. In (Paolillos) situation, someone who may have heard them arguing could have called 911. Help Now spent October hosting a full calendar of events to bring domestic violence awareness to the public including receiving proclamations from local governments, offering weekly Lunch and Learns on related topics and hosting a rally and march with a candlelight vigil at Toho Square. The emphasis on awareness stems from the fact that domestic violence is more than physical; it includes other forms of abuse i ncluding emotional, f inancial and sexual abuse. Victims, of which upward of 95 percent are usually women, Douglass said, often are isolated from their friends and family by their abuser and may find themselves completely dependent on their abuser. Domestic violence is about much more than just battery. Its about power and control, Douglass said. It happens in every spectrum of our society, from the very needy to the very affluent. Once a victim decides to leave their abuser, his or her safety decreases by 70 percent, Douglass said, adding that having support and developing a safety plan, which includes a court injunction against the abuser, is key. Help Now creates safety plans with domestic violence victims and offers advice and resources to help them leave safely. For more information or for help leaving an abusive relationship. Call Help Now of Osceolas 24/7 hotline at 407-847-8562. A proponent of government agencies partnering for efficiency, Heffner began a program that allows for electronic l icensures, streamlining the waiting period from one of weeks to a few days. Additionally, she worked with the Sheriffs office and the state to provide a space at the Tax Collectors office for drivers license reinstatement hearings to be heard twice weekly rather than the resident and the officer having to travel to Orange County for the same service. Leydon was not inter viewed because he failed to return phone calls and emails to the News-Gazette. Given her impressive track record and enthusiasm for her job, the News-Gazette endorses Patsy Heffner.Sheriff: Hansell/ DevineO sceola County Sherif f Bob Hansell is hoping that voters will give him a third term as the face and the leader of the Sheriffs Office. We believe he deserves it. The Democrat appears alone on the Nov. 6 ballot, but he does have a challenger in write-in Republican candidate Tim Devine, who ran in 2004 and 2008 in the same manner. Hansell touts tangible evidence of an effective administration the countys crime rate is down 16 percent. The agencys new DNA lab, which allows for pretesting of evidence for bodily fluids before it gets sent to state forensics labs (allowing for expedited testing) recently opened along with an expanded fingerprint analysis unit. Hansell also championed the establishment of initiatives such as the Mounted Posse, Citizens Academy, Active Crimewatch, Citizens Volunteer Patrol and the completion of the Sheriffs Offices training facility on Old Melbourne Highway between St. Cloud and Harmony. Devines only law enforcement experience is a stint in the academy of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. Thats hardly enough experience to run the Sheriffs Office.OpinionContinued from Page A-4PoliceContinued from Page A-1Contact Fallan Patterson at 321-402-0434 or by email at fpatterson@osceolanews gazette.com.
Thursday, November 1, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A5 110112.TNG 110112.TNG 101112.TNG inform the public about the dan gers of this epidemic. To have this happen during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it just really shows how much more work we have to do, Help Now executive Director Tammy Douglass said about Paolillos murder. It defies words about how sad this is. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a woman dies every 15 seconds at the hands of her abuser. Additionally, nearly 20 percent of all Florida murders in 2011 were domestic violence-related, Douglass said, and domestic violence is the number one reason for the removal of children from Osceola County families. Domestic violence is a community problem. Oftentimes we turn our heads when a couple has an argument, she added. We say its not my problem. In (Paolillos) situation, someone who may have heard them arguing could have called 911. Help Now spent October hosting a full calendar of events to bring domestic violence awareness to the public including receiving proclamations from local governments, offering weekly Lunch and Learns on related topics and hosting a rally and march with a candlelight vigil at Toho Square. The emphasis on awareness stems from the fact that domestic violence is more than physical; it includes other forms of abuse i ncluding emotional, f inancial and sexual abuse. Victims, of which upward of 95 percent are usually women, Douglass said, often are isolated from their friends and family by their abuser and may find themselves completely dependent on their abuser. Domestic violence is about much more than just battery. Its about power and control, Douglass said. It happens in every spectrum of our society, from the very needy to the very affluent. Once a victim decides to leave their abuser, his or her safety decreases by 70 percent, Douglass said, adding that having support and developing a safety plan, which includes a court injunction against the abuser, is key. Help Now creates safety plans with domestic violence victims and offers advice and resources to help them leave safely. For more information or for help leaving an abusive relationship. Call Help Now of Osceolas 24/7 hotline at 407-847-8562. A proponent of government agencies partnering for efficiency, Heffner began a program that allows for electronic l icensures, streamlining the waiting period from one of weeks to a few days. Additionally, she worked with the Sheriffs office and the state to provide a space at the Tax Collectors office for drivers license reinstatement hearings to be heard twice weekly rather than the resident and the officer having to travel to Orange County for the same service. Leydon was not inter viewed because he failed to return phone calls and emails to the News-Gazette. Given her impressive track record and enthusiasm for her job, the News-Gazette endorses Patsy Heffner.Sheriff: Hansell/ DevineO sceola County Sherif f Bob Hansell is hoping that voters will give him a third term as the face and the leader of the Sheriffs Office. We believe he deserves it. The Democrat appears alone on the Nov. 6 ballot, but he does have a challenger in write-in Republican candidate Tim Devine, who ran in 2004 and 2008 in the same manner. Hansell touts tangible evidence of an effective administration the countys crime rate is down 16 percent. The agencys new DNA lab, which allows for pretesting of evidence for bodily fluids before it gets sent to state forensics labs (allowing for expedited testing) recently opened along with an expanded fingerprint analysis unit. Hansell also championed the establishment of initiatives such as the Mounted Posse, Citizens Academy, Active Crimewatch, Citizens Volunteer Patrol and the completion of the Sheriffs Offices training facility on Old Melbourne Highway between St. Cloud and Harmony. Devines only law enforcement experience is a stint in the academy of the Los Angeles County Sheriffs Department. Thats hardly enough experience to run the Sheriffs Office. The News-Gazette endorses Bob Hansell for sheriff.OpinionContinued from Page A-4 PoliceContinued from Page A-1 Contact Fallan Patterson at 321-402-0434 or by email at fpatterson@osceolanews gazette.com.
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Se habla Espaol TO SEE YOUR AD ON THIS PAGE CALL JODY, KEITH, OR KELLY AT 407-846-7600 adhere to state-mandated class sizes for core academic classes, electives such as drama and yearbook have swelled to up to 50 students in one period. The school also had to accommodate more students at lunch, which stretched cafeteria lines to the maximum during the first few weeks of the year. This is very aggravating, Ill be honest with you, DiGiacomo said about class size caps and no classroom space. We do have issues for some of the non-core classes because the district doesnt have money to allocate for more teachers. When DiGiacomo began assigning classrooms to teachers at the beginning of the school year, he realized the school was 12 classrooms short of its need because the renovated media centers original renovation plans included a second floor with additional classrooms. The media center plans were altered when the school district planned to build what is known as High School FFF on the north side of Boggy Creek Road across from East Lake Fish Camp. The school, which was expected to relieve Osceola, Gateway, Harmony and Celebration high schools through rezoning, was scrapped in 2011 after the district realized it couldnt foot the estimated $55 million construction costs. The district, in anticipatio n of the new school, also reduced Osceola and Gateway high schools student capacity, caps that would have been achieved if the new school was being build during the 2013-2014 school year, as planned, Wells said. That school (FFF) would have helped with several schools, he added. Instead, their numbers are up. According to the Oct. 12 official tally for the state, provided by the school district, Celebration High is 196 students over capacity; Gateway is under 324 students, due to portables accommodating 550 students; Harmony is under 260 students because of portables accommodating 250 students; Liberty is under 309 students; Osceola High is over 113 students; Poinciana is under 290 students and St. Cloud High is over 33 students. DiGiacomo credited his schools desirable 4x4 block schedule the only high school in the district with that type of schedule, which makes it easier for students to duel enroll at Valencia College as the draw for additional students to want to move into his zone. DiGiacomo hopes the remove of the automotive and construction Career Technical Education (CTE) programs from Osceola High to Poinciana High will help ease his enrollment as the district will allow students outside a schools zone to transfer to another school if that school is under capacity and has a desirable program. Banking on the School Board approving the new wing, DiGiacomo hopes to add to his schools CTE programs by offering more medical options and beginning partnerships with Medical City and the newly opened Nemours Childrens Hospital. Osceola High School currently offers a nursing program. He expects the new wing to open by the next school year and possibly house the new CTE programs. charter schools. People in America live for the future. They live for more than their own life, Romney said. Its the nature of Americans to live for something bigger than ourselves. Rubio appealed to the Hispanic voters in the crowd, touting the free enterprise system as the way to improve the American economy. That is what this election is about, the future, Rubio said. We are 10 days away from electing someone who will put us on the right track. Osceola County politicians and candidates also made appearances. Elections supervisor Republican candidate Peter Olivo led the crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance while Kissimmee City Commissioner Wanda Rentas urged Republicans to encourage their friends and family to become Republicans. We hire the president and the one we have now we need to fire, she said, adding too many Americans currently have a case of the gimme, gimmes. Republican House of Representatives District 42 candidate Mike La Rosa also campaigned for votes, reminding the crowd that a vote for current state Rep. Mike Horner is a vote for Mike La Rosa after Horner dropped from the campaign last month. He thanked Romney for his performances in the three presidential debates, performances La Rosa said will turn this thing around. Romneys Osceola County visit followed President Barack Obamas Sept. 8 visit to the Kissimmee Civic Center. Early voting continues until Saturday. Election Day is Nov. 6.RomneyContinued from Page A-1 School newsContinued from Page A-1
Thursday, November 1, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A7 SPORTSSPORTS Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/OsceolaSportsDistrict title on the line By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Poinciana will try to get back on the football field Friday at 7:30 p.m. for a 5A-7 district game at Eustis. Because of a staph infection outbreak that affected 13 players, the Eagles had to forfeit last weeks district contest at Port Orange Atlantic because they did not have enough players to fill the varsity squad. The problem seemed to be under control early this week and Coach Corey Fleming said the team should be ready to go Friday. Its been crazy. We will be ready on Friday unless anything happens between now and then, Fleming said. The Eagles are 1-7 and 0-4 in the district. The football regular season is coming to a close for several county football teams this week including Celebration, Life Academy, Gateway and Harmony. Celebration, 0-9 and 0-4, will try to snap a 19-game losing streak against Liberty, 1-7 and 1-3, Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Storm Field. The Storm lost at St. Cloud, 49-0, last week. Liberty fell to Osceola, 43-6 last week. We just couldnt get anything going o ffensively. There were a lot of situations where, if we hold our blocks Season ends for some Football, week 10 By Ken Jackson Staff W riter A month ago, Harmony was 0-5 and anyone thinking the Longhorns were a p otential playoff t eam might have been invited to take a Rorschach test. But, strange as it sounds, the Longhorns can clinch their first football playoff berth in five years Friday at 7:30 p.m. by beating rival St. Cloud at Longhorn field in their eighth meeting of the Soldier City Classic. Harmony made just enough big plays last week to defeat Gateway, 15-13, through the gusting wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy. Quarterback Jeremia h Murrays pair of fourth down touchdown passe s turned out to be just enough as Harmony kept its playoff hopes alive. While Harmony (3-6, 2-2 in District 7A-6) managed just 76 yards on 41 rushes and 123 yards total, its defense kept Gateways (7-2, 3-1) run-based offense in check, allowing just 167 total yards. Offense and defense, we did what we needed to do when we needed it, Horns Coach Jerrad Butler said. My hats off to these kids who never stopped believing, on the practice field and these sidelines. Harmony will require help from Osceola, which plays at Gateway Friday, to earn a regional playoff berth. If Osceola and Harmony both win, the Longhorns will win a tiebreaker with the Panthers for second place. If Gateway beats Osceola, the Panthers are the district champs and Osceola is the runner-up. Butler acknowledged that the stormy weather negated Gateways speed advantage. It must be Longhorn weather, the soaked coach said after the game. Friday, Harmony took the opening kickoff and methodically went 68 yards in 14 plays that took over half of the first quarter. On fourth-and-3 from the 28, Murray lofted a pass over a pair of Panther defenders into the arms of Preston Jones at the goal line. After an offside penalty on Gateway moved the conversion to the 1, Forrest Osborne powered in to give Harmony an 8-0 lead. It took the Panthers and county rushing leader Zack Smith (163 yards, 2 TDs) four plays to answer, when the senior weaved 66 yards for a touchdown. Walter Marquezs PAT made it 8-7, where it stayed through halftime. Late in the third quarter, a Panthers pass into the wind, a steady 25 to 30 mph, ballooned and was picked off by Cody Toth-Allen and returned to the Gateway 8. On fourth down from the 13, Murray was flushed from the pocket and, under duress from three Panther defenders, desperately launched a pass into the back corner of the end zone that Tristan Reaves hauled in while getting a foot in bounds to give Harmony a 15-7 lead. I was committed to running it, but I wouldnt have gotten in, Murray said. I saw Tristan at the last second and threw it and just hoped. Gateways Hunter Webber later intercepted at the Longhorn 46 to give the Panthers a scoring opportunity. Theo Belhomme went 20 yards on a reverse and Smith went the other 26 Harmonys Cody Toth-Allen returns a kickoff behind blocks from Tristan Reaves (81) and Alex Britton (5). Toth-Allen also returned a third-quarter interception to the Gateway 8 to set up the game-winning touchdown.News Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola has its sixth consecutive regional playoff berth safely tucked away after its 43-6 7A District 6 win over Liberty at Kowboys field last week. The Kowboys, 8-0 and 4-0, won by running clock for the fifth straight game and are ranked No. 6 in the state. Right now were excited, were where we want to be, Kowboys offensive lineman Josh Phelps said. But, weve still got lots to do. Osceola visits Gateway, 7-2 and 3-1, Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the district championship at stake. While the Kowboys are in the playoffs regardless of the outcome Friday, Gateway must win to ensure its first-ever playoff berth after the Panthers were upended by Harmony, 15-13, last week. If the Panthers lose Friday, Harmony can take the district runner-up berth by beating St. Cloud. If St. Cloud wins, Gateway is at worst the district runner-up. Osceola shrugged off occasional rain and gusting wind from Hurricane Sandy last week to dominate Liberty, 1-7 and 1-3, for homecoming. Homecoming King Stafon McCray ran for three touchdowns and 155 yards and Davante Small scored two touchdowns and gained 157 yards on only six carries to lead an OHS offense that totaled 490 yards. The first half of the Kowb oys-Chargers g ame wa s marred by 12 penalties that cost the teams a combined 117 yards. It was a lot of stupid stuff, Phelps, a member of the homecoming court, said. McCray said the teams wanted to make a statement early in the game. I think both teams came out and got a little too excited, he said. A roughing the passer penalty against the Kowboys cost them six points when Brandon Bakers 45-yard pick-6 was nullified, but OHS picked up a touchdown when Liberty committed one of its four first-half personal fouls after the Kowboys misfired on a fourth-and-goal pass play. Given a reprieve from the 1, McCray slammed over on the next play to make it 12-0 late in the opening quarter. OHS quarterback Daequan Harrison orchestrated a spectacular score on Osceolas first possession when he raced 20 yards down the sideline before flipping a pitch to Small, who carried the last 10 yards for the touchdown and a 6-0 lead.Gateway running back Zach Smith (3) looks for running room as Harmonys Chase Fields (21) and Steven McCrary (20) close the gap during last weeks game at Longhorn field. Smith gained 163 yards and scored twice in Gateways 15-13 loss to the Longhorns. Smith leads the county with 1,372 rushing yards.News Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan Kowboys, Panthers in 7A-6 shootoutRUSHINGPlayer Car. Yds. Avg. Td .Smith (G) 169 1,372 8.1 15 McCray (O) 120 989 8.2 14 Pfeifer (S) 139 801 5.8 10 Small (O) 58 580 10.0 9 Benn (L) 113 495 4.3 2 Osborne (H) 88 434 4.9 2 T. Carrington (C) 103 339 3.3 5 Fa gan (O) 37 335 9.0 0 Wilson (O) 48 330 7.1 2 Harrison (O) 26 255 9.8 4 Lewis (C) 32 252 7.9 1 Williams (S) 38 229 3.9 2 Jones (H) 36 210 6.1 1 Wilson (L) 65 209 3.2 2PASSINGPlayer Com. Atts. Yds. TD Int. Santry (C) 50 122 725 4 9 Murray (H) 47 115 677 7 9 Wilson (L) 37 91 576 5 5 Harrison (O) 22 42 469 9 0 Rodriguez (G) 20 53 381 6 4 Rinehart( S) 28 74 285 1 6 Lewis (C) 19 44 224 2 0 Chavel (S) 8 31 171 1 3RECEIVINGPlayer Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Victor (C) 25 484 19.3 6 Saragusa (C) 22 251 11.4 0 Reaves (H) 18 244 14.1 2 Hoffman (O) 11 236 21.0 5 Winkler (L) 7 204 29.0 2 Jones (H) 9 202 22.7 2 Reus (S) 12 193 16.1 1 Casillas (L) 12 180 15.0 2 Meierkort (C) 14 176 12.6 0 Britton (H) 9 152 15.7 3SCORINGPlayer TD XP 2pt. FG Tot. Z. Smith (G) 17 0 1 0 104 McCray (O) 15 0 0 0 90 Small (O) 9 0 1 0 56 Pfeifer (S) 7 0 0 0 42 Victor (C) 6 0 0 0 36 Nogueras (O) 0 28 0 1 31 Hoffman (O) 5 0 0 0 30 Carrington (C) 5 0 0 0 30 Marquez (G) 0 23 0 2 29 Britton (H) 4 0 0 0 24 Childs (O) 4 0 0 0 24 Harrison (O) 4 0 0 0 24 Phillips (L) 4 0 0 0 24 Wilson (O) 3 0 2 0 22 Vanstralendorf (L) 0 10 1 3 20 Ask ey (S) 0 13 0 2 19 Osborne (H) 2 0 3 0 18 Jones (H) 3 0 0 0 18 Wharton (G) 3 0 0 0 18 Rodriguez (G) 3 0 0 0 18 Benn (L) 3 0 0 0 18 Winkler (L) 3 0 0 0 18 Wilson (L) 2 0 0 0 12 Casillas (L) 2 0 0 0 12 Brown (L) 2 0 0 0 12 Williams (S) 1 0 0 0 12 Reus (S) 1 0 0 0 12 C. Smith (G) 2 0 0 0 12 Belhomme (G) 2 0 0 0 12 Reaves (H) 1 0 0 0 12 Lakins (G) 2 0 0 0 12 Hamilton (O) 2 0 0 0 12 Lee (O) 2 0 0 0 12 Hawari (C) 0 7 0 0 7 Bell (S) 1 0 0 0 6 Rinehart (S) 1 0 0 0 6 Hooks (L) 1 0 0 0 6 Aristide (S) 1 0 0 0 6 Ocasio (S) 1 0 0 0 6 Oliver (O) 1 0 0 0 6 Helligar (O) 1 0 0 0 6 Antoine (O) 1 0 0 0 6 McGehee (O) 1 0 0 0 6 Keene (H) 1 0 0 0 6 Ve ga (G) 1 0 0 0 6 Hepson (G) 1 0 0 0 6 Escobar (G) 1 0 0 0 6 Sexton (G) 1 0 0 0 6 Lewis (C) 1 0 0 0 6DEFENSEPlayer Solos Hits Int. Fbl.C Fbl.R Keene (H) 60 69 0 2 0 Joseph (L) 99 0 0 2 0 Stevens (G) 52 22 1 0 1 Peters (L) 70 0 0 1 0 Owens (G) 52 14 1 0 1 Fields (H) 27 36 2 4 0 Madero (L) 55 0 0 2 0 Adams (O) 26 36 0 0 0 Stewart (S) 23 36 0 1 3 Hooks (L) 58 0 1 0 1 Nicholson (O) 16 44 0 0 0 Lewis (C) 30 24 1 0 0 Sanchez (O) 18 33 0 1 0 Grey (L) 51 0 2 0 1 Browne (H) 21 30 0 1 0 Weston (L) 48 0 0 0 0 Trujillo (H) 20 27 0 0 0 Ocasio (S) 23 22 1 0 1 Aleman (L) 45 0 0 0 0 Sims (L) 44 0 0 0 0 C. Smith (G) 33 10 1 0 3 OLeary (C) 18 23 0 0 0 Ve ga (G) 30 13 0 0 1 Knight (G) 26 15 0 0 0 OLeary (C) 18 24 0 0 0 Brooks (C) 25 15 1 0 1 Akins (C) 21 17 0 0 0 Webber (G) 29 9 1 0 1 Brackbill (O) 23 14 0 1 0 Benn (L) 37 0 0 1 0 Sheirer (S) 23 13 0 0 0 Charlin (L) 36 0 0 0 0 Cox (H) 15 19 0 0 0 Kuchinskas (H) 12 22 0 3 1 Lathrop (C) 22 14 0 0 1 Drayton (S) 22 14 1 1 1 Graham (C) 17 16 0 0 1 Dockery (O) 18 13 0 0 0 Sanchez (G) 18 11 0 0 0 Smithson (O) 20 9 1 0 0 Jenkins (O) 20 9 0 1 0 D.Carrington (C) 17 12 0 0 1 Britton (H) 11 18 1 0 0 Caraballo (L) 29 0 0 0 0 Hundley (H) 9 19 0 0 0 Toth-Allen (H) 14 14 1 1 0 Farley (O) 18 10 3 0 0 Arstide (S) 13 14 0 0 1 Falotico (H) 11 16 0 4 0 Kross (C) 17 9 0 0 2 Williams (S) 11 14 0 1 1 Bailey (O) 17 8 0 0 1 Dubra (L) 24 0 0 0 0 Rincon (S) 9 14 1 0 1 McDonough (C) 14 9 0 0 0 Gordon (O) 5 17 0 0 1 Sexton (G) 12 10 0 0 1 McCrary (H) 12 10 2 0 0 Harris (L) 21 0 0 1 0 Brown (O) 10 11 0 0 0 Sacks : 4: Hooks (L), Joseph (L), Stevens (G). 3: D. Carrington (C), Bailey (O), OLeary (C), Sanchez (G), Knight (G), Aleman (L). 2: Cruz (L), Ve ga (G), Pizzaro (G), Cox (H), Trujillo (H), Browne (H), Falotico (H), Keene (H) OLeary (C), Campbell (C), Brackbill (O) Phillips (O), Banton (O), Dockery (O), Ocasio (S). 1: Weston (L), Peters (L), Sheirer (S), Pfeifer (S), Francis (O), Kross (C), Carpenter (C), Browne (H), Kuchinskas (H), Sexton (G), ). COUNTY STATS See Football, page A-9 See Game, page A-8 Longhorns seek playoff berth after upsetting Gateway, 15-13See Longhorns, page A-8
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Theyre always getting on him because they say he never pitches it, so this will help. Smalls 72-yard scoring sprint made it 19-0 late in the first half, just before Bakers pick-6 was nullified. Although the Kowboys amassed 227 yards rushing in the first half, the team didnt look sharp until the third quarter, when McCray scored on 30and 43-yard runs and Harrison rolled in from the 8 to up the lead to 37-0 with 5:37 left in the period. I always have faith in our coaching staff that theyre going to make the right adjustments at halftime, Phelps said. Nichols said the wind and rain may have factored into Osceolas slow start. You could see they (Liberty) were going to put everyone and their uncle in the box, and why wouldnt they, with the wind whippin and blowin the way it was, he said. Liberty totaled only 15 yards of offense, but junior Markel Brown returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown on the last play of the game, after Osceola quarterback Hunter McGehee scored on a 20-yard run. Browns touchdown return wasnt the only bad news for Osceolas defense, which was shooting for its fourth shutout. Linebacker Riley Nicholson will be out with a broken collarbone, Nichols said. They say four to six weeks. Its a big loss, and well miss Riley. He was really coming on and doing a great job, Nichols said. We figure Lakeland (a possible opponent in the regional semifinal round) is four weeks out, so theres a possibility we could see him again. Wed never rush him back, and neither would his parents, but thats a possibility. Nichols is confident that his defense, which is yielding just 6 points and 100 yards per game, can pick up the slack. Well move Shayvai Gordon in, and we also have Juaquan Jenkins who can move up or CC Smithson, who played that position last year, Nichols said. Well miss Riley till he comes back, but were confident in all those guys. The winner of Fridays game will hold home field advantage through the first two rounds of the playoffs. Panthers C oach Marli n Roberts said he believes his team is capable of knocking off the Kowboys for the first time since 1988, not counting forfeit victories. Thats a very good program there and Doug is getting the job done, like he always does, Roberts said. In all honesty, I believe we can win the game. Theyre very fast, but at the same time, were not slow. Osceolas primary job will be to contain running back Zach Smith, the countys leading rusher and the hub of Gateways offense. Smith had 163 yards and two touchdowns last week at Harmony for a season total of 1,372 yards and 17 touchdowns. Our defense is all charged up to go against the best running back in the county, Nichols said. Marlin has done a great job with those guys over there. Theyre only a couple hiccups away from being undefeated. for a score. On the two-point conversion try, a pass deflected off two Panther receivers, leaving the score 15-13. Harmony got the ball and killed the last eight minutes on the clock as Jones, Jose Aguilar and Alex Britton carried 13 times for 42 yards. Harmony is 4-0 all time against Gateway. The Panthers could have clinched a first-ever playoff berth with a win. A lot of things didnt go our way, and weather was one of them, Panthers Coach Marlin Roberts said. I dont want to take away from their effort, but both TDs were by mistakes that we made. We tried to warn our kids that this was their Super Bowl. Butler said the Longhorns have done an excellent job of focusing on the task at hand over the last half of the season, as the team won three of four games. This group of guys is as resilient as any bunch Ive coached. Its probably one of my favorite teams because of that. No matter what, they just keep working through the a dversity, Butler said. Chase Fields (63 tackles, two interceptions) is having a fantastic season for us. The kid has come along by leaps and bounds. He had never played a snap at linebacker before this year, and now hes doing an amazing job for us. Thats the way it is with this entire group. Thats why Im so proud of them. St. Cloud, 3-5 and 2-2, beat Celebration, 49-0, last week as Eric Pfeifer ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns and Travon Williams rushed for 101 yards and two TDs. It was St. Clouds second straight win in the district, but the Bulldogs cant make their fourth playoff appearance in five years because they would lose the tiebreaker to GHS. The Bulldogs have won the past four games of the Soldier City Classic and lead the series, 4-3. We have unfinished business this week, Butler said. But, we know its not going to be easy.Rick Pedone contributed to this story.LonghornsContinued from page A-7
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Some might call the fall and winter months the holiday sea son, but it could just as easily be known as the hosting season. Its the time of year when cooking for crowds and welcoming friends and family for celebrations is the name of the game. For those opening their homes to guests, it can be hectic, but there are plenty of ways to make the season as full of cheer as it should be. Decorating your home for the holidays goes hand-inhand with getting ready for guests whether those visitors are planned or impromptu. So, as you start to consider your decor themes, think about updates that can be made around the house to make your guests feel even more at home. Keep this checklist in mind as you get started: Give your decorations a checkup. By pulling out your holiday decorations well ahead of time, you can save yourself the stress of lastminute surprises like broken platters or light strings with half the bulbs burnt out. If you find items that are broken or in disrepair, dont throw them out make a few quick fixes instead. Repair broken items with reliably tough adhesives like Gorilla, which come in a variety of formulas, from clear-drying epoxy to wood glue and more. Replace burnt out bulbs individually, rather than buying entire new strands. Stock your pantry. During every holiday this season, food will be a major focus. Be prepared for the biggest days by having all the ingredients you need in your pantry, freezer and closer to the actual events your refrigerator. From spices to stock to sweet treats, its better to have everything on hand rather than risking the chance of the grocery store being closed or dealing with the long, hectic holiday lines. Its also a great opportunity to make sure that you have enough supplies on hand to feed guests who stay for a few days at a time, from breakfast to dinner and dessert. Freshen your linens. Guest rooms often go dormant during the quieter seasons of the year, and need a bit of airing out before the hosting season. Keep a few sets of linens freshly laundered one on each bed and a couple in the closet to avoid stale smells. Make sure you also have a few extra blankets clean and ready to use as throws, and dont forget to vacuum or clean window treatments, where dust easily collects. Get in the spirit. Add to your homes seasonal spirit by making a few crafts or gifts to decorate the main rooms, as well as guest rooms. Get creative with craft store items, or try upcycling thrift store or yard sale finds into holiday decor thats uniquely yours. Visit www.pinterest.com/ gorillaglue for project ideas and www.gorillatough.com for a guide to which glues work best on a variety of materials, from ceramics to plastic to paper. Be ready to entertain. Being a good host means being prepared for last-minute fun. After the big meal is finished and everything is cleaned up, you and your guests will have time for some extra fun. Set out DVDs, board games and books that will keep guests of all ages entertained. One of the best parts of celebrating the season is the opportunity to spend time with loved ones. Getting your home ready for guests will make them feel more comfortable when they arrive and give you a new sense of holiday cheer. HOMEFINDER H OMEFINDER Section C REAL ESTATE IN OSCEOLA & SURROUNDING COUNTIES www.aroundosceola.com November 1, 2012 HOME IMPROVEMENT Page C-10 CLASSIFIEDS Pages C3 C5 see this -and the chance to drive down long-term interest costs -and they take it . Even homeowners who are unde rw ater are tempted by the idea of shaving 10 mor tgages over the traditional 30-year loans, according to a repo rt released Oct. 16 by the F ederal Housing Finance Agency But a shor ter-term loan isnt always a viable option for homeowners who owe more than their homes are wo rt h, especially when the shorter term means higher monthly payments, says Brett Sinnott of CMG Mo rt gage Group in San Ramon, Cali f. Another option fo r those who really want to get rid of their mo rt gages sooner is a 20-year mo rt gage Sinnott says T he 20-year has been ve ry popular, he says. T he payments are not as a high as the payments of 15year but not as long as 30-yea r. Yo u get the best of both worlds . Mo rt gage tip:The home loan application will trigger a har d pull , or credit inquir y, on your credit repo rt Credit inquiries initiated by the consumer stay on a credit repo rt for two years, but only Mo rt gage Ne ws So ur ce : Ba nk ra te .c om 2012 3.94 3.87 3.81 3.81 3.62 5/30/20127 /4/20128 /8/20129 /12/201210/17/20122.75 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.25 4.50 Ad justable rate mo rt gages So ur ce : Ba nk ra te .c om 2012 3.13 3.11 3.00 2.98 2.98 3.01 2.96 2.91 2.75 2.72 5/30/20127/4/20128/8/20129/12/201210/17/20122.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.75 1 yr ARM 5/1 ARM Bankr ate National Tr end s L ocal Mo rt gage Rate sInstitution Phone Ra te Orig Disc. Lock APR Ra te Orig. Disc. Lock APRThese are largest area rates that banks and thri ft s were charging W ednesda y. For additional Florida area rates visit www .bank rate.com By Po rate.co mBank rate mor tgage updateAs mor tgage rates hover near record lows, a growing number of homeowners a faster pac e. Is this a smar t move or risk y game? according to the Ban kr ate.com national survey of large lenders. The mortgages in this week s sur vey had an average total of 0.41 discount and origination points. One year ago, the mort gage index stood at 4.38 percent; four weeks ago, it was 3.7 percent. The benchmark 5/1 adjustable -rate mortgage rose to 2.72 percent from 2.68 percent. ers who currently have a mortgage with an interest rate in the 5 percent or 6 percent rang e. W ith mor tgage rates ultralo w, the payment shock of a 15-year mo rt gage is muted, In almost all cases the rate is based on a lock-in period of 30 to 60 days Borr owers should review how the rates are calculated and inquire about additional closing costs such as appraisal fees and title searches NA means rate quotes not available on sur v ey date Ra tes are based on a loan amount of $165,000 to $417,000 with a 20 pe rc ent down payment. Bank of America 800-432-1000 3.375 0.00 1.25 60 3.573 2.750 0.00 0.25 60 2.959 SunTrust Bank 800-273-7827 4.490 1.00 0.84 60 4.676 3.750 1.00 0.00 60 3.943 STUFF FINDER HOME FINDER AUTO FINDER INSIDE TODAYS HOMEFINDERCLASSIFIEDSCLASSIFIEDS JOB FINDER (BPT) Selling a home in todays market requires a bit of marketing, some sweat and elbow grease, and a touch of luck. But even in a competitive selling market, it is possible to turn the sign in your front yard from For Sale to Sold so you can move on to your next residence. First, look at your home as if you were a potential buyer. Drive up to the driveway or the front curb and park, carefully looking at the home as if for the first time. Make note of the beautiful aspects of your home, and also areas that could deter potential buyers. The outside of your home is the first image they will see, both in person, and while preshopping online. One maintenance project to tackle that will really spruce up the exterior of your home is refurbishing the outside woodwork that has been weathered by the sun, rain and snow. If you have a front porch, wooden window edgings or even a back deck, chances are these areas could benefit from new stain for a refreshed and clean look. Home decks return about 70 percent of their original cost back to homeowners when a house is sold, according to Remodeling Magazines annual Cost vs. Value Report, but thats only when the decks are kept in top shape. To remove moisture and sun damage and protect your exterior woodwork from further damage from moss, mold and rot, Flood wood care offers an entire wood care system from prepping materials such as deck cleaners to stain. Before prepping your deck, consider if you need Wood Finish Remover to remove latex, oil, semitransparent and solid stains, or if your deck is unstained, you may need Wood Brightener/Cleaner to bring the old and faded gray coloring back to a fresh new wood appearance. Finally, apply a Flood wood stain to your deck and woodwork to give it a beautiful look that will have home buyers and your neighbors impressed. In addition to your exterior woodwork, also take a look at your siding and gutters. Vinyl and aluminum sidings can collect dirt and look dingy after a season or two. Use a power washer on the siding and gutters to wash away the grime and spider webs and bring some vibrancy back to the outside of your home. Also consider adding seasonappropriate flowers, plants or landscaping or replacing gutter downspouts with decorative chains to give your home an artistic look. Finally, take a close look at your exterior lights. Glassenclosed lights can become filthy from all the elements, so take a quick moment to wipe them clean with glass cleaner. If your light fixtures are tarnished, or looking run down, purchase a can of spray paint in any complimentary color to the exterior of your home and freshen them up. It will make your lights appear new in no time at all. These quick-fix projects will boost the look of your home both for prospective buyers arriving at your front door, and also in the photographs visible online. With this better exterior appearance, chances are youll be able to sell your home much quicker.Boost your homes curb appeal for a quicker sale Some tips on getting your home ready for the hosting season Photo/ARAcontentSome inexpensive craft store items can easily change a room into a festive focal point. Photo/ARAcontentYou can test your homes curb appeal by driving up to the front curb and carefully look at the house as if it was the first time you have seen it. That first image is all-important when putting a house on the market.
PAWS CORNER: Were planning to adopt a puppy in the next few weeks. Is there anything we should do to prepare our house to welcome our new dog when he or she arrives? -Clarice H., New Orleans DEAR CLARICE: First of all, congratulations! Adopting a pet from the shelter is a great choice. Second, there are many things you can do ahead of time to make your house dog-friendly. The shelter may have some information to guide you as well, but here are some basic things to add to your list. --Pet-proof your house. In much the same way as par ents need to childproof their house, pet owners need to make dangerous items difcult to access. Things that can be chewed on, that can splinter or break into small pieces, should be kept off the oor and off things that are puppy height (like the coffee table). --Set up a living area for your puppy, in a comfortable spot out of the way of foot trafc. Place its pet bed there, along with chew toys. --Have your dogs leash, collar and other items ready and waiting. Youll want to purchase these after youve chosen your puppy but before bringing it home. --Set up a le among your household papers specically to hold your dogs adoption information, shot record, registration and other pet-related data. You also should keep a copy of these papers in a separate location. --Include your new pet in family emergency planning. If you have an evacuation or shelter-in-place kit, add dog food, treats and other essential items. Send your questions or tips to email@example.com, or write to Paws Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet carerelated advice and information, visit www.pawscorner.com. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.Making your house a welcome pet friendly homeQ: I found a ceramic cats head in a junk shop in Dallas, and I am not quite sure what it was used as. It obviously mounted on the wall, and the cats mouth has a small hole. -Betty, Spring Branch, Texas A: You have a string holder, an item often found in kitchens throughout the 1930s and s. The one in my grandmothers kitchen featured a monkey design. Values vary depending on style and condition, but often sell in the $20 to $45 range. *** Q: I recently inherited a collection of books from a distant relative who was a professor of literature at a major university. Although several of the books are extremely interesting, I am curious about one in particular: Prufock and Other Observations by T.S. Eliot. It was published in London in 1917 and appears to be a first edition. -Susan, Helena, Mont. A: This was T.S. Eliots first book. According to Collected Books: The Guide to Values by Allen and Patricia Ahearn (Putnam Press), your book, if it is, indeed, a first edition and in decent shape, is worth in the $8,500 to $10,000 range. *** Q: My grandmother was Canadian, and I found a commemorative plate in her estate. It was issued in 1927 and is the Canadian Jubilee issue. The identification mark indicates that it was made by Wedgwood and Sons and imported by Nerlich & Company of Toronto. Do you have any idea of how much it is worth? -Stan, Providence, R.I. A It took a little effort to track down information about this plate. After searching through several guides, I finally found it referenced in Bergesens Price Guide of British Ceramics by Victoria Bergesen, who indicates it is worth about $100 USD. *** Q: About 10 years ago, I found several Pez dispensers in a thrift store. They are all Looney Tune characters: Western Sam, Movie Daffy, Western Bugs Bunny, French Tweetie and African Taz. I paid a buck each for them and hope they have increased in value. -Sean, Albuquerque, N.M. A: Your dispensers are each worth in the $3 to $5 range. Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc.Ceramic mystery cat is identified as kitchen item Tips for keeping firewood for several seasonsQ: Last year, we ordered a cord of firewood, but the weather was so warm that we barely used half of it in our fireplace. Is the remaining half still good to use this winter? -Frank in Marlborough, Mass. A: Stored correctly, firewood can last for several seasons if need be, so your remaining half-cord should be fine for use this winter. It has continued to season and is probably much drier than it was last year, meaning it will likely catch and burn faster. Large amounts of firewood that will be stored through the winter and into the next cold season generally should be kept several feet from the house at minimum. The wood should be kept off the ground -loaded on a pallet or a storage rack -and stacked evenly. This creates good airflow between the logs, allows it to dry quickly after a rain storm, and reduces the number of insects that take up residence in the stack, as well as discourages rodents from creating nests in it. How much firewood you should purchase and store each year is entirely up to you. Ive often passed homes in the Northeastern countryside that have several cords of neatly cut wood stacked underneath the crawlspace of outlying barns, sheds, or sometimes even the houses themselves. In suburban and urban areas, this is probably not acceptable to the neighbors or may violate local ordinances. Plan to have no more than two winters worth of firewood stacked near your house. The amount depends on how much you use your fireplace, and whether it is a necessity to warm the home or just a decorative element. HOME TIP: Order firewood from a source as close to your home as possible, to prevent pests -particularly tree-killing insects -moving from one area or region to another. Send your questions or tips to email@example.com, or write This Is a Hammer, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. (c) 2012 King Features Synd., Inc. Page C2, Clark ClarkInvestment Properties, Inc. MULTIPL E LISTING SERVICE 407-933-44991345 Shakerag Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744 101812.HFRENTALS 2 BEDROOMS $59500Starting At 407-847-0339 Established in 1978 4411 Tami Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34746 CFC044170 New Construction Commercial & Residential041212.HFRepair Repipe Remodels Backflow Testing Coming Next Saturday, in the... 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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 9th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL ACTION CASE No.: 2011-CA-3464 MF. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL T RUST COMPANY, AS I NDENTURE T RUSEE, FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN T RUST 20053, Plaintiff, vs. BEAU L EE CHAMBERS, CARA PARTIN-CHAMBERS; CANOE CREEK WOODS HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in a ccordance with the F inal Judgment of Foreclosur e dated October 10, 2012, and entered in Case No.: 2011-CA 3464-MF, of the Circuit C ourt of the Ninth J udicial Circuit, in and for O SCEOLA C ounty Florida, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUS T COMPANY, AS I NDENTURE T RUSEE, FOR NEW CENTURY HOME EQUITY LOAN T RUST 2005-3, is Plaintiff, and BEAU LEE CHAMBERS; CARA PARTIN CHAMBERS, et al., are Defendants, The Clerk of Cour t will sell to the highest and b est bidder for cash at O SCEOLA COUNTY CLERK OF COURT, SUITE 2600/ R OOM # 2602, 2 COURTHOUSE SQUARE in Osceola County, in Kissimmee, Florida, Suite 2600/Room 2602 beginning at 11:00 A.M., on th e PRESCRIBED DATE on this 15th day of NOVEMBER 2012 the following described property as s et forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 101, of CANOE CREEK, UNIT EIGHT, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Pla t B ook 7, P age(s) 30, of the P ublic Records of O sceola County, Florida. a/k/a 1669 Cypress Woods Circle, Saint Cloud, FL 34772 A person claiming an interes t in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis P endens must f ile a c laim within (60) days after the sale.If y ou are a person w ith a disability w ho needs any a ccommodation in order to participate in a Court proceeding or event, y ou are entitled, at no cost to y ou, to the provision of certai n a ssistance. Please c ontac t ADA Coordinator, C ourt Administrator, O sceola Count y C ourthouse, 2 C ourthous e S quare, Suite 6300, Kissimmee, FL 34741, ( 407) 742-2417, Fax #: ( 407) 8355079, at l east seven (7) days before y our scheduled c ourt appearance, or i mmediately upon receiving t his notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days. If y ou are hearing or v oice impaired, call 711 to r each t he Telecommunications Relay Service.DATED on this 11th day of October 2012. UDREN LAW OFFICES 4651 Sheridan Street, Suite 460 Hollywood, Florida 33021 Telephone: (954) 378-1757 Telefacsimile: (954) 378-1758 By: /s/ Connie DelisserCONNIE DELISSER, Esq. Florida Bar No. 293740 FLEService@udren.com firstname.lastname@example.org File No. 11080935 November 1, 8, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION Pursuant to Chapter 713-585 (6) F.S. United American Lien & Recovery, as agent with power of attorney, will s ell the following v ehicle(s) to the highest bidder s ubject to any l iens; net proceeds deposited w ith the clerk of c ourt; owner/lienholder has right to hearing and post bond; owner may r edeem v ehicle for cash sum of lien; all auctions held in reserve Inspect 1 w eek prior @ lienor facility; cash or cashier check; 18% buyer premium; any person i nterested, phone (954 ) 563-1999. S ale date: NOVEMBER 23, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m., 3411 NW 9th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 25564, 2004 SUZUKI VIN #: JS3TY92V544101389 Lienor: ER AUTO B ODY & COLLISION Inc., 2209 N. M ain Street, # D, Kissimmee, FL. Telephone : 407-218-1083. Lien amount : $8160.00 L icensed Auctioneer s FLAB422 FLAU 765 & 1911 November 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 9th JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. General Jurisdiction Division CASE No.: 2011-CA-4179 MF. BAC FLORIDA BANK, A FLORIDA CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. SMART CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, L.L.C., et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to t he F inal Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated and entered on October 4, 2012, Civil Action N o.: 2011CA-4179 M F, of the Circuit Court of the 9th Judicial Circuit in and for O sceola County Florida, w herein the abov e c aptioned P laintiff and the above named Defendants wer e parties thereto, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at the O sceola C ounty Courthouse, located at: 2 Courthous e S quare, S uite 2602, Kissimmee, Florida 34741, Osceola County, at 11:00 A.M., on the 14th day of NOVEMBER 2012, the f ollowing described r eal estate property: Lot 129, of E NCANTADA PHASE 1, according to the Pla t thereof, as recorded in P lat Book 17, at Pages 186 through 190, inclusive, of the P ublic Records of O sceola C ounty Florida. Property Address: 8581 Bay Lilly Loop Kissimmee, FL 34747 Any person claiming an interest in t he surplus from the s ale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis P endens, must file a claim within sixty ( 60) days after the sale.In a ccordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, disabled persons who need s pecial a ccommodation because of their d isability in t his proceeding should contac t the A.D.A. Coordinator not later than 7 business days prior to the proceeding at the addres s given on the N otice: Telephone: 407-742-2417. Fo r hearing impaired individuals : Telecommunications Device fo r the Deaf (TDD): 1 -(800) 9558771, or Florida Relay Service: 1-(800) 955-8770.DATED on this 4th day of October 2012. CASTRO & RAMIREZ, LLC 1805 P ounce De Leon B oulevard, S uite 500, Coral Gables, Florida 33134 Telephone: (305) 372-2800 By:/s/ Manuel A. RamirezMANUEL A. RAMIREZ, Esq. October 25, 2012 November 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, IN AND FOR OSCEOLA COUNTY, FLORIDA. PROBATE DIVISION File No.: 12-CP-522-PR. DIVISION: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ANTHONY SARA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ANTHONY SARA, deceased, whose date of deat h was July 10, 2012, and whos e Social Security Number is: 5542. File Number: 12-CP-522PR, is pending in the Circuit Court for O sceola C ounty Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is: 2 Courthouse S quare, S uite 2000, Kissimmee, Florid a 34741. The names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons h avin g c laims or demands agains t decedents estate on whom a c opy of this notice is r equire d to be served must file t heir c laims with this c ourt WITHIN T HE LATER OF THREE (3) M ONTHS A FTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 D AYS A FTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedents estate, must f ile their claims with this Cour t WITHIN 3 M ONTHS A FTER THE DATE OF T HE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE, A LL CLAIMS N OT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF T HE FLORID A P ROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. N OTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE A FTER THE D ECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. T he date of first P ublication of this notice is: November 1, 2012. 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Since then, Give Kids The World has been able to restore joy and provide hope to more than 118,000 children from around the world. On behalf of all the families who will be able to experience a week of magical memories in their new home away from home, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to IHG, the IHG Owners Association and all its loyal employees and guests for making this possible. Construction on the villas will begin in Spring 2013 and be completed by theend of 2013 in time for the busy holiday period, Colette Krahenbuhl, GKTW spokeswoman, said. Each two-villa building, at 2,600 square feet, will accommodate up to 16 guests, allowing for nearly 120 additional families annually to stay at the 70-acre property. The new villas will make 10 lodging accommodations the partnership has built over 26 years through fundraising efforts by the company, which has donated more than $6 million, including $500,000 to construct the new villas. This includes fundraising through guests and the hotel companys loyalty program that contributed to the contributions over the years. We are thrilled to celebrate this milestone, and that our brands, owners in the IHG Owners Association and our loyal guests have all been partners in helping this great charity achieve success during the past 26 years, said Kirk Kinsell, president of Americas, IHG. To further the partnership, the hotel company recently established the IHG Academy with GKTW and the Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista Downtown hotel, which will allow the organizations volunteers and staff to build their hospitality skills to better serve the families who stay at the village. We look forward to the success of the IHG Academy in collaboration with Give Kids The World, which will further enable their mission of fulfilling wishes for children with lifethreatening illnesses, Kinsell said. 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Page B2, If you have never experienced a fire ant bite, consider yourself lucky. The imported fire ant (Solenopsis richteri Forel) is probably the most disliked insect found in Florida. Imported accidentally from Brazil to Alabama in the 1930s, the fire ant has spread quickly throughout the southeast, going west into Texas and north into Virginia. Imported fire ants are aggressive. They construct nests, which are domeshaped mounds of soil, sometimes as large as 3-feet across and 1.5 feet in height. The mounds are usually built in sunny, open areas such as lawns, pastures, and meadows, but they are not restricted to these areas. Mounds or nests may be located in rotting logs, around trees and stumps, under pavement and buildings and occasionally indoors. When their nests are disturbed, the fire ants will quickly run out of the mound and attack any intruder. Their bites are a painful, burning sting that results in a pustule and intense itching, which may persist for 10 days. 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They may seem to work, by killing many ants (such as using boiling water), however the survivors of the colony will just relocate the mound to another area. Remember ants do not consume solid foods, so using grits in the hopes the ants will explode when the grits enlarge will not work to kill the colonies. In their native country of Brazil, the import fire ants are not as obnoxious or invasive as they are here in the United States. That is because they have natural enemies in Brazil that keep their population low. Researchers from the University of Florida and other agencies traveled to Brazil to find these natural enemies. One of the natural enemies they found was the phorid fly (Pseudacteon cultellatus). The phorid fly is about the size of a gnat. The female fly lays an egg in the neck of the fire ants, which paralyzes them. The egg hatches and the larva migrates to the head of the fire ant, which causes the fire ant to die and the head of the ant to fall off. 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Discovery Intermediate School presents Fall Festival 2012 Saturday from 2 to 7 p.m. In addition to crafters and other vendors, there will be plenty of activities throughout the day. Events include a 3 on 3 basketball competition, dunk contest, carnival games and dunk tank. Performances by Discovery cheerleaders, chorus and band will be featured. There will be food and more. Discovery Intermediate School is at 5320 San Miguel Road. Poinciana Pros is a group for professionals in business, or for those wishing to expand their business with the community of Poinciana. If you are a business, civic group leader or want to get more involved with the community, this group is for you. Poinciana Pros network mostly on-line, but hold monthly face-to-face meet-ups. The November meet-up will be Monday at 6 p.m. at NYPD Pizza (next to Starbucks on Cypress Parkway). This is an opportunity for you to promote your business or group and meet others who want to promote their services. Come check out this Poinciana Pros opportunity. Youth ages 8 through high school are invited to try a free youth tennis clinic. Whether they are new to the sport or looking to improve their skills, retired tennis pro Dennis Brucker will instruct students every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vance Harmon Park. Kids attending need to be in appropriate clothing and court shoes (sneakers). Racquets and balls will be provided (if needed). If interested, call Brucker at 407-4140531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Poinciana Academy of Fine Arts Elementary School will present a Salute to Veterans tribute on Friday, Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m. this is a special event with an invitation extended to all veterans in the community. Veterans are encouraged to attend in uniform. These special guests will sit in a V.I.P. section. If attending, go to the schools website, www.pe.osceola.k12.fl.us and click on soldier registration. 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Thursday, November 1, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B3 Whats new?Osceola Singles ClubThe Osceola Singles Club resumes its meetings at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Moose Club on Main Street in Kissimmee. For more information, call Anne at 407-933-1100 or Jackie at 407348-8078.St. Cloud Senior Center Queen ContestAll clubs associated with the St. Cloud Senior Center are invited to submit a candidate to vie for the title 2013 St. Cloud Senior Center Queen. Contestants must be 50 years or older, live in Osceola, Orange or Polk counties and be an active member of the St. Cloud Senior Center for at least six months out of the year. If you are willing to be a participant, contact the president of your specific club and you will be provided the application. The deadline date is Nov. 7. The 47th Annual Queens Ball will be Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center, 3101 17th Street, St. Cloud. The public is invited to attend. There is no charge. For more information, call cochairman Emma Slackman 407781-9224.Theatrical Makeup Workshop Hispanic church Iglesia Alianza Cristiana y Misionera in Kissimmee announced that the Theatrical Makeup Workshop for fall 2012 will be Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, at the church, located across the street from the main post office in Kissimmee on Michigan Avenue. Female participants will be able to bring their own model Friday, men can bring their own model on Saturday. Participants will receive a professional theatrical makeup kit, a manual and a certificate after the workshops completion after participation on both days. The workshops hours for Friday, Nov. 9, are 5:30 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 10, hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Snacks will be served Friday and snacks and lunch on Saturday. The church is at 2617 Michigan Ave. in Kissimmee. It is necessary to pre-register to order the kits and reserve your space since space is limited. Registration is $75 with special rate for two or more church members. Cost of the workshop is $150. For additional information, call Carmen at 407-433-3023 or email at heisin firstname.lastname@example.org Elvis gospel concertChurch of St. Luke and St. Peter will host an Elvis gospel concert by Peter Alden and a dinner Saturday, Nov. 10. Tickets and Dinner start at $15 for general seating and $20 for VIP seating. Show only tickets are $10 For reservations call 407-892-3227Casino Night & AuctionThe Rotary Club of Kissimmee Bay will hold its 13th Annual Casino Night and Auction Nov. 3 from 5:30-11 p.m. at the Kissimmee Elks Lodge, 1655 Kings Highway. Enjoy an evening of casino games, steak dinner, open bar, live and silent auctions and plenty of fun for just $50 per person. Metro Blue will be playing great music and Dirty Jacks will provide the casino games. Tickets must be purchased in advance from any Kissimmee Bay Rotarian or by calling 407-847-2518.Long term care seminarSavannah Court of St. Cloud Assisted Living Residence will host a free long term care seminar presented by Wealth Preservation Associates and Capital Estate Educational Services Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Savannah Court, 3791 Old Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud. The information is provided purely as an educational service. Some of the topics on the agenda include: Medicaid planning, veterans benefits and long term care insurance options. Recent regulatory changes have made getting LTC protection more practical. Statistics indicate one out of every two adults age 65 or older will need some type of long term care. Reservations are required. Free community tours will be provided starting at 6 p.m. RSVP to Joe McQuaid at 407-593 2243 or Savannah Court at 407-892 8502. Elvis Hawaiian Tribute ShowThere will be an Elvis Hawaiian Tribute Show Nov. 29 at 8 p.m. at the American Legion, 200 Lakeshore Blvd., Kissimmee. For tickets, call Shirley 407-9224502.American Legion Post 10 The American Legion Post 10 is having the following events: Friday, bingo at 5:30 p.m. and seafood dinner until 7:30 p.m. There is a Saturday dinner and dance. Sunday, bingo at 3 p.m. Monday at 6 p.m., karaoke with food served. Tuesday at noon, karaoke with food being served. Barnyard bingo is the first and third Thursday.St. Cloud Senior Center, Inc.Monday night: Social dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in Hall A. Live band all Mondays, all year, but is subject to hall maintenance scheduling. A donation of $3 per person is requested. Saturday Night: Country dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in Hall A. Live bands November through April; a donation of $3 per person is requested. Other months, music will be by DJ and admission is free. All ages are welcome. Line Dancing Smith N Western Advanced Line Dance Club meets at the St. Cloud Senior Center on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. in Hall A. Lessons and open dance. Basic knowledge of line dance steps is required. All ages welcome. There is a $2 donation is requested. Call instructor Gail Smith at 407-4085039.DAVLadies Day is every Wednesday, $1 off your drink from 11 a.m. until close. We have barnyard bingo on the first and third Saturday of each month starting at noon. Wear your red shirt on Fridays to show your support for our Troops. Wear one on the second and fourth Friday of each month and the non-premium long necks are $1 from 11 a.m. until close. Our monthly meetings are on the third Sunday each month. DAVA at 2 p.m. and DAV at 3:30 p.m.. Happy hours are 5 to 7 p.m. daily. The service officer is here every Tuesday from noon until 4 p.m. We are located at 21 E. Keen Street, Kissimmee, phone 407-8464141.Spaghetti dinnerBoy Scout Troop 192 will host a spaghetti dinner Saturday, Nov. 3, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1000 10th St., St. Cloud. There will be homemade spaghetti sauce, garlic bread, desserts, coffee, tea and lemonade. Its $7 per person or $24 for four. Everyone is welcome. Dine in or carry out.St. Cloud Pavement PoundersThe St. Cloud Pavement Pounders meet at Crabby Bills Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and running/walking begins at 6:45 p.m.. For more information, call 407-7913296 or email@example.com or Facebook under St. Cloud Pavement Pounders.American Legion EventsThe American Legion of St. Cloud Post 80 will have the following events: Mondays: Bingo at 6 p.m. in the smoke-free Civic Hall. Tuesdays: Dart tournament at 7:30 p.m.. Wednesdays: Italian dinner night ($5.75). Thursdays: Free pool. Wing night 10 for $5. $1 Drafts. Trivia game night 8 p.m. Fridays: Free shuffleboard from 3 to 7 p.m. Grill menu weekly, prime rib dinners first and third weeks, 5 to 8 p.m. Karaoke weekly at 8 p.m. Saturdays: fish fry dinner and roadkill bingo first and third weeks; NY strip dinner second and fourth weeks. Sundays: Full breakfast 8 to 11 a.m.; bar bingo 2 to 4 p.m. Post 80 is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. If you are a veteran, or the spouse, son or daughter of a veteran, the post speak with the post regarding membership in the American Legion, Auxiliary, Riders or Sons of the American Legion. For more information, call the post at 407-892-8808 or Mike Turco at 352-572-1261. The post is located at 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Cloud Friends Who Care The Friends Who Care Club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the St. Cloud Senior Center. Members have started their annual fundraising campaign on behalf of the American Cancer Society. A holiday basket special drawing will be in November, including a jewelry sale, cookie sale and other events to reach their goal for the Relay for Life. For information to join the club or to participate in the fundraising program, contact club president Jonise Medina at 407-791-2000. Kissimmee Elks Lodge Thanksgiving Dinner The annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lodge, located at 1655 Kings Highway will be Nov. 22. The dinner is open to the public. The dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetable and dessert. Cost is $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door. Children under 6 eat free. You may make reservations by calling Brian or Chef Bill at 407847-2444 (after 3 p.m.) You also may purchase tickets at the Lodge. For more information, contact Bruce Simpson at 407-557-4070.St. Cloud AARP The St. Cloud AARP Chapter 4001 meets the fourth Monday at the St. Cloud Senior Center, September through May at 12:30 p.m. Bring a potluck dish to share. The center is at 3101 17th Street in St. Cloud. For more information, call Florence Strout at 407-892-9069.St. Cloud Garden ClubThe St. Cloud Garden Club will meet on the second Saturday of each month from October to May at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Cloud Senior Center on 17th Street. Its a pot luck lunch, members should contribute. The topics covered will be information on vegetable plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. There also will be exhibits of live plants and flower arrangements. For more information, call 407870-0671. Frances Kirby Smith 22 Chapter, Order of Confederate RoseThe Frances Kirby Smith 22 Chapter, Order of Confederate Rose is an independent support group to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and local camps thereof. It is nonprofit, nonracial, nonpolitical and nonsectarian. Confederate ancestry is not required for membership. It assists SCV with its historical, educational, benevolent and social functions. Special emphasis is placed on the preservation of Confederate symbols. The meetings are held the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Library, Barbara Thornton Room, in St. Cloud. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.orgOsceola County Support Group for Mental Illness Osceola County Support Group for Mental Illness is a free anonymous support group for bi-polar, depression and anxiety disorders. It meets every Monday evening at the Veterans Memorial Library, 810 13th St., St. Cloud, second floor in the Barbara U. Thornton Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. For more information, call 407-556-4998 or 407-892-9272 in the evening. NAACPOn Nov. 14, the NAACP will meet at the Barney E. Veal Center from 7 to 8 p.m. to vote in the election of officers and at large members of the executive committee. In order to vote in a branch election, one must be in good standing of the branch 30 days prior to the election. A form of identification is required. Osceola Stamp ClubThe 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 407-201-4192. Shop, dine, strollDowntown St. Cloud is alive from 5-9 p.m. on the third Friday evening of every month. Enjoy restaurants, boutiques and antiques. There are always local musicians and artists as well as raffles and door prizes and many other activities throughout the downtown business district. St. Cloud Horseshoe ClubThe St. Cloud Horseshoe Club invites everyone to join the group. The horseshoe pits are located between the St. Cloud Civic Center and the St. Cloud Senior Center on 17th Street. The 2012-13 tournament schedule is Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Feb. 9, 2013, March 9, 2013 and April 13, 2013. Members of the National Horseshore Pitchers Association (NHPA) and of the Florida State Horseshoe Pitchers Association (FLSHPA) can qualify to pitch at the tournaments. Tournament director Vickie Marteney may be contacted at 321-2971802. More information is available at the NHPA website. The clubs practice sessions contacts are: John Grayson at 407-873-8240 and Tom Gowan at 321-443-6871.The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War meets at the Senior Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud, at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every other month except for January and July. In those months, the group meets on the second Saturday. For more information, visit http://www. c4dofsuvcw.org/camp4officers.htmlAl-Anon meetingsSt. Cloud Al-Anon meetings are Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. at 16 E. 17th St., St. Cloud. Call 407-346-7103 for more information.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 Wednesday of each month at the Osceola Center for the Arts in the Edward Moore Studio at 7 p.m. For more information, visi t t he website at www.osceola countycameraclub.com or the clubs Facebook page at http:// bit.ly/ackyi7. See additional Community Events/News at www.aroundosceola.comAnd the band played on 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. For more information, call Charles Frazer at 407-201-4192.Stamp of approvalCOMMUNITYCOMMUNITY Whats happening? Submitted Photo 12:20 is an alternative rock band from Kissimmee made up of four young musicians: Daniel Chico, James Zito, Rhys Snell and Jesse Haynes. The band has been together since 2010 and all attend local high schools (OCSA and Celebration High). They compose their own original music and lyrics and perform throughout the area at local festivals and venues. T heir next performance will be Saturday at the Deland Music Festival. See Community, page B-5
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He and Lilllian became interested in antiques and they worked in Auctions, she as a record keeper and him as auctioneer. They accumulated quite an array of antiques, especially clocks. He also became interested in Ham Radios. And received several awards and recognition for assisting people misplaced or lost by tornados, train wrecks, etc. In 1972, Wayne came to visit relatives that had recently moved to St. Cloud, Florida. And during that visit he said that he got sand in his shoes and bought a house on Carolina Avenue and flew back to Michigan to tell Lillian to start packing for their move to Florida. He retire d from GM. Upon retur ning to Florida he soon became employed by Mercury Marine. He set up his Ham Radios and became acquainted with local operators and became a life long member of the Osceola Repeaters Organ ization. And became great friends with Les, Adolfo, Bruce and others until developing Alzheimers. His wife Lillian passed away in 2011 after a long bout with diabetes. And prior to her passing they both came to live with his sister, as caretaker, in early 2010. In addition to his parents sister Irene Smith Dale (Walter) pre-deceased him. Survivors are Sister Betty Smith Murphy of St. Cloud, FL. Niece Judy Dale (Ralph) TOLEDO Mrs. Gloria V. To ledo, 87, of Orlando, FL, passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012. Arrangements under the direction of Osceola Memory Gardens, Kissimmee. www.osceolamemgds.com WEST Mr. Thomas L. We st, 85, of, Orlando, passed away on Monday, October 29, 2012. Arrangements under the direction of Osceola Memory Gardens, Kissimmee. www.osceolamemgds.com Richmond, Princeton, W. VA ; Grand Niece Amy Murphy Anderson, Las Ve gas, NV; Alicia Murphy Scottsdale, AZ; Nephews Robert W. Murphy, St. Cloud, FL; William J. Murphy (Shari), Winter Park, FL; Donald (Della), Clifton Forge, VA ; Billy G. Dale, Welch, W. VA Scott Dale, Av ondale, W. VA ; Logan Murphy, Winter Park, FL. Special Friends: Joan and Mickey Damron, Fort Mahave, AZ; Jean and Don Duevall, Hollywood, MD; Christine and Sonny Pratt, Morristown, TN. New Horizon Funeral Chapel and Cremation 821 13th Street, St. Cloud, Florida handling arrangements. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 5 at the New Horizon Funeral Chapel and Cremation, With a graveside inurnment following at Mount Peace Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Full Military Honors courtesy of Osceola County Ve terans Council. BenefitsKnights of CFree legal adviceCommunity Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) offers a free legal advice clinic in bankruptcy matters for residents of Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties from 5 to 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday of every month at the Orlando office, 122 E. Colonial Drive. CLSMF is a nonprofit organization providing free legal assistance to eligible lowincome persons in civil (noncriminal) matters. The mission of CLSMF is to provide access to justice through high quality legal assistance to low-income people. To make sure they qualify financially for this workshop and clinic, potential participants need to call CLSMF at 407-841-7777, Ext. 2103. Ombudsman program volunteers neededFloridas Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is administered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. It is a statewide, volunteer-based organization seeking to ensure the health, safety, and rights of residents who live in longterm care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult family care homes. Comprised of 17 local councils throughout the state, the program advocates for some of the states frailest elders, with specific focus on federal and state-mandated residents rights. All services are provided at no cost. The East Central Florida council involves Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Brevard counties. The program is looking for volunteers men and women of all professional and cultural backgrounds who have concerns of residents rights. The program provides special training and certification. For more information, visit http://ombudsman.myflorida. com or call toll-free 888-8310404. Call the East Central Florida Council at 407-2287752.Donate carsBoys & Girls clubs in Florida are joining together to raise funds for their programs by seeking donated cars. Anyone who would like to donate a car and support the clubs can call 1-800-246-0493. No restrictions apply and the car will be picked up within a few days.Hospital gift shopThe Volunteer Auxiliary at Osceola Regional Medical Center is looking for adult volunteers to staff the hospital gift shop. Retail experience is helpful but not necessary. Proceeds from the gift shop go toward scholarships to those entering the medical profession and provide funds to community organizations. Call 407-5183907 for an application.Pet carriers neededOsceola Animal Control is in need of donations of pet carriers to transport cats and litters of puppies and kittens throughout the shelter and also for road officers to use in retrieving animals from environmental disasters. Carriers may be dropped off at Animal Control, 2280 Kissimmee Park Road, St. Cloud. For more information, contact Brittni Flemming, kennel supervisor, at 407-343-7110 or email@example.com.Gym is helping outCell Phones for Soldiers has announced that Golds Gym St. Cloud has joined its program as an official cell phone collection center. The gym is at 4049 13th St. Cell phones may be dropped off during n ormal business hours. Cell Phones for Soldiers is a nonprofit organization that was started by two Norwell, Mass., teenagers to help buy pre-paid calling cards to send to military personnel serving overseas. In addition to calling cards, Cell Phones for Soldiers is now sending videophones to units in the Middle East and to their home base as well so that families are able to see each other as they talk. The phone and service are provided free to service people and their families. The program will accept any model or make of phone. You may drop off phones and attached batteries as well as accessories. The phones are recycled for cash to purchase cards or unlimited free videophone calls. Visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com, or call Susan Adams, Golds Gym Community Outreach, at 321-2866013 for more information.Lakewatch volunteers neededFlorida Lakewatch is looking for volunteers in Osceola County who are ready to roll up their sleeves, get their elbows wet and make a valuable contribution to the future of Florida lakes. Anyone who owns a boat (almost any kind) and a couple of hours a month may be a candidate for the volunteer lake monitoring program. In return for their participation, volunteers receive training in monitoring procedures, sampling materials, annual reports of their monthly data, quarterly educational newsletters, access to aquatic sciences experts at the University of Florida and invitations to regularly scheduled Lakewatch activities. Anyone interested in monitoring a lake in the Osceola County area should call 1-800-525-3928. Samaritan Care Hospice Samaritan Care Hospice, 1300 N. Semoran Blvd., Suite 210, Orlando, is looking for caring, loving, committed volunteers who can assist terminally ill patients and their caregivers. Volunteers can assist in varieties of different things such as: respite (adult sitting while caregiver runs errands), read books, write letters, provide emotional support, companionship and much more. There is as a great need for volunteers in the following areas: Orlando, Winter Park, Ocoee, Zellwood, Winter Spring, Maitland, Apopka, Osceola County, St. Cloud, Kissimmee and Poinciana. To volunteer, call 407-514-1300. The volunteer coordinator is Damaris Johnson -Santos.Center host families wantedCenter for Cultural Interchange, a nonprofit agency that places international high school students in host families for an academic year so they may experience the United States culture, is seeking volunteer host families for international high school students from more than 40 countries who are eager to experience life in the United States. For more information about becoming a host family, call or e-mail Jay Snyder at 407-8911441 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Center for Cultural Interchanges main office at 800-634-4771.Blood donation neededFloridas Blood C enters are encouraging everyone to donate blood. The Osceola County location is at 1029 N. John Young Parkway. The phone number is 407-8475747. Check out eligibility questions at www.floridasbloodcenters.org
Thursday, November 1, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B5 GriefShareThe GriefShare recovery an support group meets at First Baptist Church of St. Cloud, 1717 13th Street, St. Cloud, on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Childcare is provided as needed at the St. Cloud location. A second location for meetings is the Village Church at Good Samaritan Village, 1441 Hoeger Circle, Kissimmee, Friday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. Seminar sessions such as, The Journey of Grief, will be offered. This 13-week session is open to people of all faiths who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, contact Nancy Boss at 407873-1067 or email bossn1@ cfl.rr.com. Free Medicare counselingSHINE Florida Department of Elder Affairs, will be sponsoring free, unbiased counseling at the following locations on Medicare, Medigap/HMO, Medicaid prescription drug plans, and l ong-term care i nsurance. All counseling is first-come, first-served. Bring with you a list of all your medications or Rx bottles, insurance card, and red, white and blue Medicare card. All dates are subject to change. eration Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, 407846-8532, from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Tuesday of every month. Good Samaritan Village Friendship Room, 4250 Village Drive, Kissimmee, 407-933-3246, Jan.-May the second Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to noon; September through November the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th Street, St. Cloud, 407-957-7392, the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon.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 email jbrock65@cfl. rr.com.Osceola Republican PartyThe Osceola Republican Party meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 804 Emmett St. at 7 p.m. For more information call 407-846-8889.St. Cloud Masonic LodgeSt. Cloud Lodge No. 221 F & A.M. hosts stated communications on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 901 Oregon Ave., St. Cloud. Contact Jim Rouse, secretary, at 407-892-4412 or email yeggp@ aol.com.Lodge 221 F&A.M. meetingSt. Cloud Lodge 221 F&A.M. holds stated communications on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge, 901 Oregon Ave., St. Cloud. Contact Jim Rouse, secretary, at 407892-4412 or email yeggp@ aol.com.Celebrate 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 Christ-centered recovery group for anyone who has hurts, hang-ups and habits including alcohol and drug abuse; co-dependency; a nger; self-esteem issues; divorce; and grief. For more information, call 407-847-2543 or visit www.fcckissimmee.org (click on Ministries tab).English Country Dance ClubThe English Country Dance Club meets every second Saturday year round at the St. Cloud Senior Citizens Center, 3101 17th Street, St. Cloud, from 2 to 5 p.m. Learn to dance early English style dances, no partner is needed, and beginners are welcome. Cost is $5 per person. Bring a snack to share. For more information call Diana Kehr at 407-847-6055. Travel ClubThe Ahoy! Carefree Travel Club meets every first and third M onday at t he Elks Lodge on Kings Highway in Kissimmee. There is cruise information from noon to 1 p.m. and discussed from 1 to 3 p.m. are one-day trips, three-day trips or longer. For more information, call Donna Parkins, president, at 772-539-0088 or by email at email@example.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 407-846-2848. 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 m ore information, call Jim Underwood at 863496-1107 of the VFW at 407-892-6761. Volunteer child advocates neededInterested in helping a child? Volunteers are needed to be advocates for children in foster care. For more information contact Linder Snider, volunteer program coordinator at 407-742-6656 or linder. firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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