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By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor School buses no longer come in just yellow. The bus that used to take students on field trips to the Spirit Farm in Harmony is much more like a rolling piece of art. Students from Parkway Middle School and Parkway art teacher Matthew Fenn have made transforming the bus, a gift from the Osceola County School District to the farm, a pet project since early December. Fenn and his students, a group from his seventh and eighth grade advanced 2D art students and art class have been changing the bus Serving Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Harmony, Narcoossee, BVL Lifestyles Editor Peter Covino reviews the Blu-ray version of Cabaret.... Page B-1Lifestyles Harmony, Celebration advance in soccer playoffs ... Page A-8Sports 117TH YEAR SATURDAY EDITION 50 CENTS JANUARY 26, 2013CommunityFor the latest activities, events and classes, see...Page B-4 Kissimmee police receive bikes for kids from NY firmMore than 60 new bicycles will go to local children because of a firms team building exercise. See page A-3 Woman jailed for child neglect, leaves boy alone to see movieA Poinciana woman who left her 7-year-old child alone in a hotel room on Jan. 19 to go to the movies with her boyfriend was arrested and charged with child neglect. See page A-3 Kissimmee Index PolicePa ge A6, Ed itor ia l Pa ge A8, Sp or ts Pa ge B4, Co mmuni ty Pa ge B1, Li fest yles Pa ge A2, Local ne ws Pa ge C1, Classi ed Pa ge C3, L egals Would you be willing to pay a state income tax if revenue would improve state education or transportation? No. Yes I would have to see how it would affect me financially. I dont have an opinion. Vote at www.around osceola.com Results from the Jan. 19 Question of the week: What is your view on President Barack Obamas new gun control initiatives? are not I support I dont know about ` I decided By Ken Jackson Staff W riter Melba Lucianos staff of educators is, in the grand scheme of things, helping to raise Osceola Countys children. They a re tour guides, a dvisors, cooks, psychologists and counselors. And, according to the analytics, theyre doing a good job of it. That was the message at the School District of Osceola Countys State of the District address Wednesday morning at The Osceola School for Performing Arts. Luciano, named superintendent last summer and extended through 2013 last month, and her department heads gave a glimpse of where the district is coming from achievement-wise and where they hope its going. Luciano said she could see the sum of the change in the district over her 26 years of service from teacher to administrator. Ive seen a lot of changes, she said. I remember teaching children about STEM and it was the part of a plant. This is a wonderful district to work in. In fact, in the six months she has been superintendent, she has been installing a vision that Osceola Countys schools will outperform all other districts in the state. I asked the staff if we could and response was a loud, Yes we can, Luciano said. The superintendent laid out of a set of five goals and strategies to guide the district on that journey for the next year. They include: While 80 percent (40 out of 50) of the districts school achieved A or B grade in 2011-12, increase the number of A schools, increase by 5 percent the number of school improving their grade and have all school achieve a C or higher. Use technology to increase student achievement, communication, assessment and overall productivity. Have district employees attend professional development in order to achieve higher growth. Cultivate a safe environment for everyone that steps on a school campus (A goal since I took over, and not a knee-jerk reaction, Luciano noted). Allocate resources for maximum value, financial health and success. The last one has already been achieved in some form through a tough economy, Luciano said. Weve been an efficient district. We havent closed school or laid off teachers, she said. Luciano also shared that the districts graduation rate has improved to 78 percent, above the state average. But, we wont be satisfied until all students leave our halls prepared for their next step, she said. She commended her assistant superintendents for primary and secondary education, Lizzette Brizendine and Pam Tapley, for working under two different sets of criteria until the FCAT is replaced by Common Core guidelines during the 2014-15 school year. She also praised on the School Board, noting that it has worked to minimize distractions of the past and focused on student achievement. The community deserves the best, and this board is great. Then the staff got to step up and brag a little bit. Mark Munas, assistant superintendent of student services, spoke of the $42,000 spent on free and reduced lunches and other FIT (Families in Transition) programs. The schools provide two-thirds of the days nutrition that some of our students get, he said. We are the largest restaurant chain in Osceola County. He spoke of a planned partnership with Pasco County to join the Power Plus Group, which will enable the School District chief: we can be best in state News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanO sceola County School District S uperintendent M elba Luciano s poke to a r oom f illed with school s upporters and c ontractors Wednesday morning during the annual State of E ducation f unction at t he O sceola County School for t he Arts. Luciano and School B oard Chairman Jay Wheeler both s poke to the importance of keeping Osceola education moving forward and about making sure educators have t he most up-to-date resources with which to t each.Osceola superintendent touts successes at state of the address By Ken Jackson Staff W riter Residents along Bass Road in Kissimmee may have seen smoke late Wednesday morning, and where there was smoke there was, indeed, fire. There was just neither concern nor panic. Osceola County was staging a controlled burn of about five acres at a portion of Shingle Creek adjacent to Give Kids the World Wednesday. That particular location is home for native gopher tortoises and reducing the brush gives the animals more room to roam, said Osceola County Public Lands Manager Bob Mindick.Keeping fire in control News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanGerardo J uarez works to c ontain a prescribed burn conducted on 5 a cres a long Bass Street in Kissimmee, a cross from Give Kids the World Village. The underbrush in the area was able to be c leared by fire because of the r ight weather c ondit ions, and is gentler on t he environment than c learing brush mechanically, which would involve heavy equipment. Submitted PhotosStudents making field trips to Harmony Spirit Farm will be doing it in style thanks to an art project led by teacher Matthew Fenn (shown, lower right), of Parkway Middle School. His students have transformed a donated yellow school bus into a work of art in a project they began in December. The brushed and roller work project is done in the style of legendary artists Keith Haring and Bansky. Turning bus into art appreciation See Bus, page A-7 See School District, page A-5 See Fire, page A-5
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Saturday, January 26, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A3 By Brian McBride Editor A Poinciana woman who left her 7-year-old child alone in a hotel room on Jan. 19 to go to the movies with her boyfriend was arrested and charged with child neglect. Natalie Figueroa, 29, of 461 Tamarind Parke Lane, was taken into custody after an Osceola County Sheriffs Office deputy contacted her by phone and instructed her to leave the movie at The Loop and return to the Roadway Inn, 4559 W. U.S. Highway 192. The deputy had responded to the inn after there was a report of someone calling 911 and hanging up. The front desk clerk said the call came from room 124. When the deputy knocked on the door, a 7-year-old boy answered. When the deputy asked if his parents where home, the child said, No, my mom and her boyfriend went to the movies, according to a Sheriffs Office report. The deputy checked the room, confirmed the boy was by himself, and then observed two opened half-full beer cans that were within the boys reach. The deputy then asked the child a series of questions. The child said he did not know ho to contact the front desk, did not know his address and did not know how to call any other family members. When asked what school he went to know the boy answered, I havent gone to school since Christmas, reports stated. The child also said he called 911 by accident. W hen t he deputy called Figueroa, she said her boyfriends brother was supposed to be watching him. Once she returned to the inn, she told the deputy that she was picked up by her boyfriend to go to an emergency room for her teeth. She then said they went to Poinciana and then to The Loop because her boyfriend and the victims brother wanted to see the movie. The deputy asked if she thought about getting a babysitter. Yes, but I didnt think we were gone that long, she said according to reports. Figueroa was arrested and charged with child neglect and taken to Osceola County Jail without incident.Woman arrested for aggravated child abuseA Kissimmee woman was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse after allegedly hitting a 6-year-old relative in the face with a belt. Osceola County Sheriffs Office deputies arrested Rebeca Carvajal, 28, and charged her with domestic aggravated child abuse and child neglect. The investigation began on Tuesday, when deputies took a possible child abuse report. The complainant said her relative, a 6-year-old girl, was under the care of Carvajal, when the suspect struck the child with a belt. The child had bruising around both of her eyes, Sheriffs Office reports said. Deputies spoke with Carvajal who said she watches the child frequently and typically disciplines her by spanking the child with her hand or a belt. In this case, which took place several weeks ago, Carvajal accidentally hit the childs face with the belt. She did not seek medical attention for the child even though there was severe bruising on her face. Deputies also spoke with the victim who confirmed Carvajal hit her on the back of the head with a belt. The belt hit her face. Based on the information, Carvajal was arrested. The Department of Children and Families was notified and the child was placed with another family member. The investigation is ongoing with additional charges pending.Police make second arrest in home invasionSt. Cloud police have made a second arrest in a home invasion case that occurred Monday. An arrest warrant was issued for Donovan Franklin Wing, 35, of 1512 Ohio Ave., St. Cloud, on Tuesday for his involvement in the crime. He was charged with home invasion, burglary with battery therein, burglary to while in possession of a firearm, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, false imprisonment, grand theft and possession of a weapon in commission of a f elony. On Wednesday, Wing was arrested for the above warrant. Wing is currently being held at the Osceola County Jail on a $10,000 bond. He is the second of three suspects involved in the home invasion now in custody. Police were able to arrest Motley Cletus, 36, who was taken into custody after attacking an officer. According to St. Cloud police reports, at about 12:30 a.m. on Monday, three male suspects entered the victims home on Carolina Avenue in St. Cloud. One suspect, who was armed with an electric stun gun, told the victim to give them money. The victim was then stunned with the gun and struck several times in the head causing multiple lacerations. Wing was being held at the Osceola County Jail on a $10,000 bond.Woman jailed for child neglect, leaves boy alone to see movie Police news Figueroa Wing More than 60 new bicycles will go to local children because of a firms team building exercise. Thomson Reuters, a NewYork based multinational media and financial-data firm, donated 63 bikes to the Kissimmee Police Department to distribute to local children. This firm recently held its annual Intellectual Property & Science sales meeting locally in which 500 of their employees attended. As part of the meeting, the employees participated in the builda -bike t eambuilding exer cise. Employees gathered in groups of four to eight and put together bicycles that will be donated to local children. This is a great way to give back to the community and, at the same time, foster teamwork and collaboration amongst our salespeople, said Christopher Kibarian, president, Thomson Reuters IP & Science. We are delighted to know that 63 area children will now have bikes to ride as a result of this activity. Members of the Kissimmee Police Departments Community Relations Squad attended t he meeting and accepted the bicycle donation. On Jan. 18, the unit donated three of the bicycles to students at Thacker Avenue Elementary School. The squad will continue to work with the local schools to identify students in need and distribute the bikes. The ability to partner with companies like Thomson Reuters is a great honor for the Kissimmee Police Department and we commend them for their generosity, said Chief Lee Massie, We will gladly work with our schools to identify students in need of a bike and donate the bicycles, along with a helmet, to those children. We will also ensure the recipients are educated on bicycle safety.Kissimmee police receive bikes for kids from New York firm Photo/Kissimmee Police DepartmentShown above is members of the Kissimmee Police Departments Community Relations with the bike recipients from Thacker Elementary and Principal Ben Osypian. Want to submit a community event? Submissions for community events can delivered to the News-Gazette office, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, faxed to 407-846-8516 or sent by email to bmcbride@ osceolanewsgazette.com. 011213.SNG LIVING WITH KNEE PAIN FROM OSTEOARTHRITIS? 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The crews couldnt have picked a better day to do such a burn, with clear skies and barely any wind, said Mindick. Perfect conditions. A perfect smoke column, straight up, he said. Osceola County Fire Rescue & EMS was on hand to carefully monitor the burn. While, just on the other side of a chain link fence from the parkland, residents in the Country Creek Estates went about their business, aware and concerned but unfazed. Mindick said they were made aware of the operation prior to the burn. We hold these regular burns to protect their property, and ours, he said. Two more burns are planned in coming weeks, near Camp Lonesome off Canoe Creek Road and near Lake Lizzie, on the east side of the county. More could take place to knock down dry tinder that lines the county as the dry season continues. The county reminds residents that a burn ban has been in effect within the unincorporated areas of Osceola County since Dec. 8 for all types of outside burning. Florida 4-H and UnitedHealthcare recently hosted nearly 200 youth and adult leaders, including some from Osceola County, as part of a statewide teen health summit designed to promote healthy lifestyles through better food choices, fitness and other hands-on learning activities. The Teen Healthy Lifestyles Summit took place at 4-H Camp Ocala and included group activities, educational sessions and interactive discussions aimed at helping fight the nations obesity epidemic through innovative thinking, learning and lifestyle decisionmaking. 4-H youth from 31 counties and three military bases participated in the weekend events, which focused on sharing the importance of healthy living and enabling youth to adopt healthy habits, and inspiring youth to learn healthy behaviors and to share them with their families and their communities. The summit is part of the ongoing partnership between National 4-H Council and UnitedHealthcare called Eat4Health. Eat4-Health is activating thousands of 4-H youth ambassadors from around the country to make healthy choices for themselves and encourage friends, families and people in their communities to make positive changes through training, creative programs and e ducationa l events. It currently spans 10 states, including Florida, which received a $30,000 grant through the University of Florida Extension Service, which provides 4-H programs to all counties in the state. This summit is an excellent opportunity to bring together youth to really engage them in addressing the obesity epidemic through the eyes and innovative thinking that young people bring to the discussion, said Keith Diem, Florida 4-H program leader. They know best about their lifestyles and needs, so engaging them in solutions is a critical element to addressing obesity among youth and their families. Eat4-Health demonstrates how our youth are leading the way to help solve the nations obesity problem, said Kathleen Crampton, president of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Florida. UnitedHealthcare shares in the excitement of these youth and Florida 4-H in harnessing the energy from this summit to promote healthy living. Several health experts and community leaders participated in the summit, including Karla Shelnut, Foods and Nutrition assistant professor at the University of Florida and a state leader in advancing obesity prevention among children, adolescents and young adults. UnitedHealthcare representatives, along with 4-H youth and adult leaders, helped facilitate learning discussions, nutrition training, cooking demonstrations and physical activities. Floridas Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam praised the summit and its goals saying, Not only has 4-H continued to make our youth better citizens over the years, the organization has successfully challenged itself to meet the changing needs of the communities it serves. This is an important partnership and I applaud the work being done by Florida 4-H members and its industry partners to help tackle obesity. Through Eat4-Health, Florida 4-H has developed an action plan to provide innovative, hands-on learning approaches that target specific community needs in the state. Many of these activities are supporting healthy-living programs led by 4-H that encourage youth and community participation through events such as health fairs, cooking demonstrations, after-school programs, workshops and educational forums, among others. UnitedHealthcare employees are teaming up with 4-H at many of these events, assisting with planning and executing projects that lead to positive, sustainable change at the individual and community levels. As p art of Eat4-Health, each participating state is organizing a youth summit to train 4-H youth ambassadors to implement the programs and help reach the goals in their state. The summits are designed to provide a venue where participants learn more about nutrition, health and fitness, obtain information on promoting health within their communities, and gain new tools for participating in educational trainings and community activities. Florida is the first state to hold its summit as part of the UnitedHealthcare grant. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity among children and adolescents has almost tripled since 1980, with nearly one in every three children being overweight or obese. Children from low-income and low-education households are three-times more likely to be obese. Americas Health Rankings, an annual comprehensive assessment of the nations health on a stateby-state basis, indicates that obesity is a leading risk factor for diabetes, heart disease and many cancers. The estimated economic cost of obesity is $270 billion per year. county to provide high quality, name-brand food in the countys cafeterias. Chief of Information Technology Angela Marino detailed the 9,000 or so pieces of technology in use in classrooms, including LCD projectors, smartboards and audio enhancement equipment. She said the district is looking toward a day when students will be able to bring their own devices (smart phones, tablets, etc.) to supplement learning, and dual enrollment stude nts in high school will be allowed to their laptops into the classroom and have access to the districts network. That plan would require infrastructure enhancements and a move toward more digital instructional content. Assistant Superintendent of Student Services Tom Phelps noted the districts 95 percent attendance rate in 2011-12 and set the goal for this school year at 96 percent. He showed a drastic drop in chronic truant students and that a district resource specialist dedicated to creating a bullying-free environment. These are a all evidence that our schools are safe places to learn, he said.School DistrictContinued from Page A-1 Contact Ken Jackson at 321-402-0435 or by email at kjackson@osceolanews gazette.com.Osceola County youth take part in statewide teen health summit Photo/ Dawn McKinstryAt 4-H Camp Ocala 4-H, youth from Osceola County participate in the first Teen Healthy Lifestyles Summit hosted by Florida 4-H and UnitedHealthcare. The interactive discussions were aimed to help fight the nations obesity epidemic through innovative thinking, learning and lifestyle decisions. Top row, from left are: Stephanie Coniglio, Kissimmee; Rachel Roberts, St. Cloud; Leah Santiagon, Kissimmee; and Gabriela Murza, Orlando. Bottom row, from left are: Shelby Coniglio, Kissimmee; Brittany Avant, St. Cloud and Kathleen Blanco, Kissimmee. FireContinued from Page A-1 Saturday, January 26, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A5 012413.TNG 011213.SNG
Page A6, Floridas legislature has started its committee meetings in advance of the 2013 legislative session. The big news out of Tallahassee so far has been the Senates desire for ethics reform. I am cautiously optimistic that lawmakers will enact some reforms, and I am particularly pleased about the Houses desire for campaign finance reform, which I find intriguing. Several years ago, while serving in the Senate, I tried to raise the contribution limits for political campaigns in Florida, which are among the lowest nationally. I did not think campaigns needed more money, quite the contrary. I proposed higher limits because I thought candidates needed more control of their campaigns, more responsibility for their message and more focus on their constituents instead of powerful people in Tallahassee. Current efforts to change campaign finance laws cite transparency and accountability, which are valid and laudable goals. More importantly, though, is restoring control and responsibility to candidates and making them more responsive to the people in their districts rather than the leadership of their chamber, the lobbyists with big money and the political parties, which lately have been anointing the primary winners. When constituents and community donors are the primary contributors, candidates will be more accountable to those they represent. Under the current system, once candidates raise the maximum $500 contributions from businesses and individuals in their district, they turn to the money machines in Tallahassee. Because the $500 limits apply to them as well, the political players employ various legal methods to circumvent the limitation. They bundle money by collecting checks from numerous individuals within an organization, handing over $10,000 or so with a single handshake. Those with matters before the Legislature, or legislators seeking to lead their chamber or political consultants seeking candidates as clients can form numerous political action committees (PACs), committees of continuous existence (CCEs) and other committees allowing independent expenditures under section 527 of the federal tax code. The most effective and legal use of these committees is to move money from one to another, disguising original contributions while skirting the $500 limit. In Florida alone, there are thousands of these committees. So even though the contributions and expenditures are public record, good luck following the money transfers from one to the other. The result: less transparency and more candidate interest in pleasing the benefactors. The committees known as 527s can spend unlimited money in any campaign as long as they do so independently. That means they cannot coordinate directly with the campaign. It would be nave to believe that the consultants running these Super PACS are not doing precisely what the candidate or the campaign is anticipating. With little way of knowing which PAC is helping which candidate, it is almost impossible to prove that coordination occurred. Also, the PAC can cut one check covering a large media buy or a consultants activity that includes the costs for numerous candidates disguising how much each candidate received. The result: A candidate can hide behind the independent nature of an inappropriate ad or mail piece. When the party gets involved, party officials can offer nearly unlimited services. More importantly, the financial backing sends a strong signal to donors that they should not support the opponent even in a primary election. The result: candidates are more concerned about pleasing the party elites than their constituents. So when a well respected organization that advocates for ethics in government proposes a change to campaign finance law that removes contribution limits to a candidates campaign account, resist the urge to dismiss it as allowing unlimited political contributions. Our existing campaign finance law not only allows that but also rewards it -but only to the politically connected and dependent. In the 2012 elections, three out of every four dollars flowed through political committees and not directly to individual campaign accounts. The Legislature should remove the direct contribution limit, as several other states have done, and limit or eliminate the outside money. Then, all candidates would have the opportunity to raise the money they need, and they would be responsible for all ads, mail pieces and phone calls coming out of their campaign. Most importantly, they would rely less on special interests, Tallahassee insiders and the political establishment and more on the community members they hope to represent. Perhaps the unlimited contribution limit could be a tradeoff for agreeing not to take campaign committee money. Its time for an honest discussion on the topic without the reform-killing rhetoric. I applaud Leadership Integrity and House Speaker Will Weatherford for daring to challenge the obscene status quo. Paula Dockery was term-limited as a Republican state senator from Lakeland after 16 years in the Florida Legislature. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.The vision that Osceola Countys schools will outperform all other districts in the state is becoming tangible. This idea comes from Superintendent Melba Luciano. Through her 26 years of experience, she is leading the Osceola County School District with positive energy and clear direction. At the School Districts State of the District address on Wednesday, Luciano described the changes she has seen over her successful career, one that had lead her from teacher to her current administrator role. We wont be satisfied until all students leave our halls prepared for their next step she said. The specific plan she designed includes a balanced set of initiatives. They include: increase the number of A schools, increase by 5 percent the number of school improving their grade and have all schools achieve a C or higher; use technology to increase student achievement, communication, assessment and overall productivity; have district employees attend professional development in order to achieve higher growth; cultivate a safe environment for everyone that steps on a school campus. Across the board, from teachers to bus drivers, principals to food service workers, the message of doing the best for Osceola students is paramount. The numbers dont lie. Schools in the district have increased efficiencies and scored above average marks on several fronts, including graduation rates. Superintendent Luciano praised on the Osceola School Board, noting it has worked to minimize distractions of the past and focused on student achievement. The community deserves the best, and this board is great. The past issues of the school board are in the past. The current board is poised to work closely with school administrators to deliver the best education for Osceola students. We applaud the leaders of Osceola for supporting our students, and working collectively to deliver the best education possible. Submit l etters to t he editor to O sceola News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. If you wish to fax your letter to the newspaper, the number is 407-846-8516. Email letters to news@ osceolanewsgazette.com. No more than one letter per writer will be published each month. An individual will be allowed to submit one letter of rebuttal if he or an organization he represents is the subject of a letter to the editor. All letters should be no more than 500 words and should include the name, address and daytime phone number of the writer for verification purposes. The News-Gazette will not publish the writers phone number. Letters to the editor are published on Thursdays and Saturdays. They also may be published in other Florida Sun Publications, including on the News-Gazette website. If you have any questions about letters to the editor or the Opinion page, contact Editor Brian McBride at 321-402-0436. Email at email@example.com. Our View Got a gripe? Osceola students in excellent handsHow fitting that Richard Blanco chose the sun. A 44-year-old poet raised in Miami, the first Cuban-American and the first openly gay person ever to deliver a presidential inauguration poem, he used the earth star to frame his composition, One Today, at Mondays ceremony before the U.S. Capitol. Blanco found poetic significance in tracing the many disparate American lives, the truck drivers and schoolchildren, the waitpersons and accountants, upon whom it sheds light during its daily trek across the sky. But theres another reason Blancos choice made sense. The dawn is the symbolic beginning of the new day and thus, the symbolic end of the old. Keep that in mind as people parse Barack Obamas second inaugural address. Keep it in mind as they debate What It All Means that he has adopted a more combative stance toward Republicans in Congress, that he sang the praises of liberal values, that he apparently became the first president in history to take a stand for -or even mention -gay rights during an inaugural address. Keep it in mind as Republicans piously declaim Obamas failure to seek common ground with them, conveniently forgetting that every time over the last four years the president reached a hand out to them, he drew back a nub. Keep it in mind, because Blanco was, perhaps, righter than he knew when he invoked an inclusive new American dawn, with its implied farewell to an exclusionary American yesterday. Indeed, a collective shiver climbed through some of us when the president invoked places made sacred by the freedom crusades they saw. We, the people, he said, declare today that the most evident of truths -that all of us are created equal -is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall. There was more to that passage than sibilant alliteration. There was also a reminder that there was nothing predestined about this American dawn, that we come to it by way of struggle and blood, courage and vision. Yesterday, 1848, at Seneca Falls in New York, 300 people convened to advance the radical idea that women are fully equal human beings. Yesterday, 1965, at Selma, in Alabama, African-Americans had their bones broken and bodies bloodied to put forward the radical idea that they were American citizens who deserved the right to vote. Yesterday, 1969, at The Stonewall Inn, a bar in Greenwich Village, gay people rioted and protested to drive home the radical idea that they had the right to be left the h--l alone. These are some of the yesterdays that have made up this today. And as much as Obamas speech was a political document, it was also a needed statement of principle at a time when some of us seem determined to repeal progres s, a time when battles about womens rights, voting rights and gay rights have again become -or in the case of gay people, remain -as fresh as tomorrows headlines. Indeed, much of the Republican Partys appeal -this was starkly clear in last years campaign -boils down to an implicit pledge to restore yesterday. To which the best response may be a hymn the civil rights marchers once sang: Aint gonna let nobody turn me around. Wish though they will and try though they might, the GOP will not roll back change. One hopes they will finally get that clear. The presidents inaugural address drove nails into the coffin of a dead era when progress and power, rights and right were reserved for those who were male, those who were white, those who were straight. It remains to be seen what actions he will put to his words, what new forms of obstruction his political opponents will take. But the message itself was clear. We stand together in the promise of a new dawn. And yesterday is gone. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their view Paula DockeryFlorida Voices OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE(USPS Number 513540) (ISSN 1060-1244) Published each Thursday and Saturday for $52 per year, by Sun Publications of Florida. All rights reserved. Periodicals postage paid at Kissimmee, FL. Postmaster: Send address changes to: News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. The Osceola News-Gazette is published by Sun Publications, a division of Independent Publications. Call 407-846-7600. Fax 407-846-8516. Email at news@osceolanews gazette.com. The Osceola News-Gazette is on the World Wide Web at: www.aroundosceola.com.Year 117 No. 8 Publisher/Ad Director TOM KIRK Editor BRIAN McBRIDE Sports Editor RICK PEDONE Lifestyles Editor PETER COVINO Chief Photographer ANDREW SULLIVAN Circulation Manager KATHY BECKHAM Production Manager STEVE KRAUS Accounting Manager LOUISE MCCLEAN Inside Sales Manager KELLY TATMAN Leonard PittsTribune Media Oh, yesterday went suddenly Y our viewFor what its worthTo the Editor, Washington is a group of men and women who are caught up in a collective dysfunctional quandary. Washington is made up of a collective group of dysfunctional human beings who have no more control of their actions than a 3-year-old in a temper tantrum. They act and react with the brains if a delusional teenager. Its not that most of them standing alone would not prove out to be decent love their country citizens, but combined with hundreds of personalities seeking self-gratification, made up of greed and plain egotism, they have lost their ability to govern a country honestly and intelligently. Mr. Obama seems to be trying to run our country as if all he has to worry about is his family, I have to keep up with the Joneses, I want a new car every year, I deserve a lovely million dollar home, even though I cant even meet my basic needs, I still deserve the good life, And if it means stepping on some less fortunate person, so be it. So we spend our lives loosing our dignity, our love of holding our h eads up proudly, and being a people who live their lives doing what we were created to do: loving, giving, serving God, and making our country a place of peace where our children are safe where teenagers seek honorable things in learning the rewards from growing up to be proud young American citizens. Our dysfunction is actually intensifying and accelerating because our security has broken the rule of constraint in all its actions. The people of these actions are choking us to the point where we are unable to stop and go back to common sanity in our daily actions. Our leaders seek to cover our fears with more threats to other nations. More bombs, guns, and acts of human torture is created in an attempt to protect us. We are caught up in a madness that leads to total destruction. There was a Man who came to this earth from God who simply said You shall love the Lord your God, and second, love your neighbor as yourself, and I will bring you peace. We have chosen to ignore this message, the path has been paved in the opposite direction. Only a few will survive. Will you? Patsy Myers Kissimmee OPINIONOPINION Guest columnCampaign finance should be local and transparent
Saturday, January 26, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A7 from its drab yellow, to something that shows graphic renditions of farm animals and farm life. The students and Fenn were ready to put the finishing touches on the bus. There is just about a full day of work left, Fenn said recently, who like his students, had never painted a school bus before this project. I did some research, Fenn said, about the project, including things like using the right kind of paint for a bus, and then went shopping. The painting on the bus is all brush-stroked and roller work, much of it inspired by legendary painter Keith Haring as well as artist Bansky. Both artists use bright colors and humorous imagery in a graphic urban style to tell interesting stories. It has been a great experience for the students, Fenn said. It is an extension of the classroom, and shows them what artists do in the real world, he said. F enn, a Chicago-area transplant, moved to Central Florida specifically to become an art teacher. There are many opportunities here in Florida, he said. Bright House Networks is sponsoring what Brian Craven, director of public affairs & communications at Bright House called an awesome project. We are happy to support what I know will be an incredible experience for the kids, knowing that they are doing something of lasting importance, and that every time they look at the bus, they f eel a connection to it through the project, he said. We are so excited and grateful to Bright House Networks and Matthew Fenn and his students for taking on this project, said Stephanie Carey, community relations manager for the Harmony Institute. We have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to paint our field trip bus since the Osceola School District donated it to us last year and we thank Bright House Networks so much for giving Fenn and his students the opportunity to make that happen. The Spirit Farm school bus is used to transport school students and other groups to and from Spirit Farm for field trips. Spirit Farm School Days is designed for elementary classes in the Osceola County school district. The appeal of critters is nearly universal, especially when they are the vehicle for gaining a deeper understanding of important science concepts, Carey said. Activities foster curiosity, encourage empathy and sharpen observational skills while building life science knowledge. F or information about the Harmony Institute and Spirit Farm, visit the website at www.harmonyinstitute.org or call 407-957-0207. 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Page A8, Soccer playoffs By Dan Pearson Special to the News-Gazette Nam Vos header past goalie Jonatan Cruz in the second half of their 4A-6 district tournament semifinal propelled the Harmony Longhorns to a 2-1 win over the Osceola Kowboys and a place in the regional quarterfinals next week. The Longhorns, 11-4-3, played Celebration, a 6-4 winner over a determined St. Cloud, for the 4A-6 championship Friday at OHS. The winner will host the 4A-5 runner up in the regional quarterfinals Wednesday at 7 p.m. The loser travels to the 4A-5 champion. It was typical of our entire season, Horns Head Coach Scott Marlega said. It seems like every district game we played this year has been a one-goal game. We have a lot of talented teams in the county and it was another dogfight. Although the first 22 minutes of the game was scoreless, the Kowboys dominated play. Playing the majority of the first half in Harmonys end, Osceola had numerous chances to grab the lead. The closest came when Harmony defender Bobby Bosler failed to clear a ball inside the box and gave it up to Andres Ramirez, who blasted a bender from the left side that ricocheted off the right post. The Kowboys would break through six minutes later. Pressing the attack, Osceola got several good shots off before one skipped off goalie Alex Grieve on to the foot of Ramirez who tapped it in for a 1-0 lead at the 12:33 mark of the half. Alex (Grieve) played so well, Marlega said. Osceola was really peppering him, especially in the first half, and he came up big several times and that kept us in the game. The Horns finally b roke through at the 30:06 mark when Jonathan Salgado split the Kowboys defense on a long pass, faked a shot left to get Cruz off his line and hit the back of the net to the tie the game at 1-1. Osceola missed a big opportunity a few minutes later as Eric Alfaros long cross found David Cruzs foot near the corner of the Harmony net, but the ball bounced harmlessly past the end line before Cruz could get a shot off. A few minutes later, Cruzs blast from the front of the net was turned away by Grieve. Nams winner came off a set piece. After Harmony was awarded a corner, Selgados header went to Nam, whose header eluded Cruz and trickled over the goal line for the game winner. Osceola midfielder Tim Elsterman left the game in the first half. In the first semifinal, the Storm had to overcome a pair of second-half deficits. With the scored tied at 3 and Celebration pressing, the Bulldogs stole the ball at midfield and started a counter attack that ended in Stephon Moises goal to give St. Cloud a 4-3 lead with just over 30 minutes to go. The Storm, 14-3-2, tied the game when Jhesu Pardo de Figueroa scored on a sensational free kick from outside the box with 18:25 remaining. de Figueroa curved the ball around the defensive wall inside the right post and past goaltender Trevor Ruebenson. Jhusu has probably scored eight goals this season on free kicks from outside the box, Storm head coach John Prow said. It just seems like every time he has the ball on his foot in the attack third of the field, he gets a goal. Jose Perez gave the Storm the lead for good. Taking a long pass and then breaking away from defenders, Perez blasted a shot past Ruebenson at the 13:06 mark. Perez added the clincher with 2:45 remaining, knocking in a deflected shot from point blank range for the 6-4 final. It was a wild game, Prow said. But it sort of what we expected. Nothing in the district has been easy this year. I knew the Bulldogs were going to give us their best shot and they did. Im really proud of the fact that our kids didnt hang their heads and give up, especially when (St. Cloud) went ahead for that second time midway through the last half. Still, Prow was not happy with his teams defensive play, especially early in the game. We had more defensive lapses deep in our own end than we have had all season combined. Defense has been the strength of our team all year and we made a ton of mistakes. But give St. Cloud a lot of credit though, they took advantage of it, he said. St. Cloud finished 9-6-2, while the Kowboys, regional finalists last season, finished 12-9-3. Osceola played without Coach Tom Bell, who picked up a red card in the quarterfinals Monday. Dr. Phillips eliminated Gateway from the 5A-5 district tournament Tuesday, 3-0. Poinciana defeated Jones, 8-1, in the 2A-8 tournament. Harmony scores late to beat Osceola, 2-1; Celebration nips DogsCelebrations Jhesu Pardo de Figueroa (3) collides with St. Clouds Carlos Gomez (8) during their 4A-6 district semifinal game Wednesday at Osceola. Celebration won, 6-4, to advance to the regional tournament next week.News Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan Follow us on Twitte r www.twitter.com/OsceolaSport s Horns, Storm boys in regional By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceolas Montana Bass scored 16 of her game-high 18 points in the second half to help the Kowgirls rally past Harmony, 41-34, Thursday at the OHS gym to claim a share of the Orange Belt Conference girls basketball championship. Osceola, 18-6, snapped Harmonys (18-3) 17-game winning streak by erasing a six-point halftime deficit. Bass hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in the third quarter, when OHS outscored the Lady Horns 14-5. Her shot wasnt falling and she was a little down on her herself at halftime, but I told her to keep working and it would fall, OHS Coach Barner Cooks said. Osceola got key baskets from guard Jasmine Ramos (9) and post players Jameica Daniels (4) and Tatiana Cordona (6) and a 3-pointer from Gabby Goeins to help the Kowgirls subdue the tenacious Horns, who led 17-11 at the half thanks to their sticky man-to-man defense. But, the Kowgirls played solid defense themselves in the second half, holding Harmony to just four field goals after intermission. The Horns shot just 20 percent from the field. We pride ourselves on our defense. Its our trademark. Our girls know that if they work on their defense, theyll play, Cooks said. It was a good win for us. Harmony is a great team. Coach (Paul) Strauch is a good coach and he does a great job out there. This is the kind of game you love to play. Strauch said the Kowgirls deserve credit. They played well. Hopefully, well get another shot at them (in the regional playoffs), he said. Julia Ingler led Harmony with 14 points. Osceola, Harmony and Poinciana shared the OBC championship. It is the fifth time Cooks team has won or shared the championship. Harmony, regardless of the Harmonys Ragen Dotson (25) drives through Osceola defenders Tatiana Cordona (14) and Cortavia Walker (12) during their OBC game at the Osceola gym Thursday.News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Harmonys Lady Longhorns know how to open a regional soccer game with a bang or, more importantly, with a quick goal. It came off the foot of Breanna Plattner just 28 seconds into the game and inspired Harmony to a 5-0 win over Winter Springs. Harmony, 16-1-1, will host Daytona Seabreeze, an 8-0 winner over St. Cloud in the quarterfinals, tonight at 7 p.m. in the semifinal round. The winner advances to the regional final Tuesday at 7 p.m. Plattner, who scored twice, took advantage of a Bears defensive lapse to pounce on ball 10-yards in front of the net, and she quickly turned and drove the ball into the goal. We stressed the importance of getting off to a fast start, so it was great to get that goal so early, Harmony Coach Stephanie Jones said. Winter Springs, 10-9-2, regrouped and most of the half was a back-and-forth tussle at midfield. Winter Springs has played us enough to know about our speed, and I thought they did a good job of taking away some of our transition lanes in the first half, Jones said. The Bears had a couple of scoring opportunities, but aggressive play from goalie Kaylin Wooding, who left the box to kick away one breakaway threat, kept Winter Springs off the scoreboard. It seemed like the half would end with Harmony up by a goal, but a surge at the end of the half paid off. Forward Kaley Ward drove a hard shot on goal that was handled with a minute left, but the Horns quickly stole the outlet pass and got another chance. Ward slid a beautiful pass to the middle where Miranda Lucas finished from 10 yards to boost the lead to 2-0. That was an important goal for us, it gave us momentum going into the half, Jones said. Things turned chippy during the second 40 minutes and the Bears earned a red card along with several yellow cards and finished the match a player down. Ward scored 13 minutes in to make it 3-0, and Plattner scored again with 14:24 left following a skirmish in front of the net after a free kick. Lucas scored her second goal in the waning moments for the 5-0 lead. We knew what kind of match it was going to be coming in because weve played them before, Ward, a senior and teams l eading scorer, said. We knew it was going to be difficult because it is a regional.See Soccer, page A-9 Harmony girls host Seabreeze in soccer semisSee Basketball, page A-9 Kowgirls claim part of OBC hoops title
Saturday, January 26, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A9 Last week I was saying how warm it had been. I wish I had kept my mouth shut! Since last week, the water temperatures have gone from 71 to 66 degrees. In the life of a Florida bass, that is a huge change. After catching 15 to 20 bass a day, this week its been more like five to 10, and thats using wild shiners. Ive talked to a number of fishermen who are catching bass on artificial baits, but most of them are saying the same thing: They are catching some bass, but most of them are on th e small side. Most are being caught back in shallow water where buck bass are actively making spawning beds. Most of the bigger females are still out in deeper water, waiting for things to get just right. The water temperatures had been getting just about right for them to spawn, but now its got to warm up again. One thing is certain in Florida, sooner or later things will get warmer. I havent seen many spec fishermen out in open water, but I have seen quite a few fishing around reeds, edges of hydrilla and Kissimmee grass. I havent heard a thing about bluegills or shell crackers, but when the water temperatures come up again, Im sure they will also get into the spawning mode. Alligator mats continue to be removed from the lakefront in downtown Kissimmee and parts of it are starting to look like they did 15 years ago. As far as I know most of the spraying for hydrilla is finished, except for Goblets Cove. Some spraying there is scheduled for late February.Send information about your big catch to capjac@ usfamily.net. You may also send fishing information and photos to email@example.com. Jacque MitchellFishin Fun Basketball Continued from page A-8 Soccer Continued from page A-8 Cooler temps make bass harder to catchIt was Harmonys fourth straight quarterfinal win. Kendall Pollock, a lynchpin of the Horns defense, said regardless of past success the team isnt complacent. Its never the same from the year before. Each team has its own personality, she said. The common thread among all of Harmonys teams, Tricia May said, is that Jones stresses fundamental excellence. She tells us to just keep working hard, May said. Jones said this team has been a joy to coach because of its talent and its work ethic. Some teams you have to work a little harder to get their attention, but not this one. Before the game, I just looked at them and told them, You know what to do, she said. Seabreeze eliminated Harmony from the regionals last season. Oh, yeah, the girls are very tuned in to what happened last year, Jones said. They definitely want to do something about that. loss, is the favorite to win the 7A-6 district championship at St. Cloud next week. Poinciana, the No. 1 seed, and No. 2 Osceola will be challenged by East Ridge (194), the No. 3 seed, in the 7A-5 tournament at OHS. The Lady Knights, winners of 13 straight, beat Poinciana (18-5) last week, 64-53, and have not lost since midDecember. Poinciana won in early December, 61-53. We got complacent with a seven-point lead with 5 minutes left and they stormed back to beat us by 11, Eagle Coach Shane Whitsett said. I think the district is wide-open for the top three teams to possibly be the district champs. I think Gateway can also make some noise as well. Osceola beat East Ridge twice early in the season. Poinciana is seeking its fourth straight district championship. The Lady Eagles have a solid roster of veterans that includes D-I signees Brandii Walker and Tralonnie Tisdale (both to Southern University) and senior guards Geri Navarro and Majjdah Barnett. The thing I hope for us is that they come out in districts and play with great effort and attitude and dont overlook anyone, Whitsett said. Just play every game like its your last game. East Ridge meets No. 6 Liberty (0-13) in the quarterfinals Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Gateway (9-9), No. 4, plays No. 5 Lake Minneola at 6 p.m. The semifinals Thursday start at 6 (Poinciana vs. Gateway-Lake Minneola winner) and 7:30 p.m. Fridays cham pionship starts at 7 p.m. The top two teams advance. At the 7A-6 tournament at St. Cloud, Harmony is the No. 1 seed and seeks its second straight district championship. The tournament starts Wednesday. The Lady Longhorns play No. 4 Celebration (5-13) at 5:30 p.m., followed at 7 by No. 2 St. Cloud (10-12) against No. 3 Oak Ridge (1212). The winners play for the championship Friday at 7 p.m. Harmonys Robyn Fitzpatrick (9.7 ppg.) and Ragen Dotson (5.3 rebounds per game) have helped the Lady Horns dominate their district competition. Strauch said his team wont be over-confident at the district despite its success this season. Oak Ridge plays a different game, a very physical style that is hard to adjust to, he said. St. Cloud Coach Chad Ansbaugh said his team is improved. Were a young team learning on the run, Im very proud of the efforts of these girls, Bulldogs Coach Chad Ansbaugh said. Senior Candice Wilkins averages 10.1 points for the Lady Bulldogs. She also has 5.2 steals per game. Freshman Gabby Costas averages 6.7 points and 3.4 steals. City of Life Academy (5-9) plays at the 2A-6 tournament at Merritt Island Christia n starting Tuesday. OPEN HOUSE & PREVIEW NIGHTFeb. 7, 2013, 6:30 p.m. A quality education in a faith based environment; certied teachers, high academic standards & elementary special area classes.Preschool 3, VPK, Kindergartenth Grade Child Care Infants After School Care122 W. 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As musicals go, they dont get much better than Cabaret. The classic Broadway show turned movie hit makes its Blu-ray debut Tuesday, Feb. 4, is a remastered package that includes a 40-page Blu-ray book and new bonus materials. February also marked the 41st anniversary of the film (this is being marketes as a 40th annivesary edition). If you have never seen this great Bob Fosse directed musical drama, you may be in for a surprise. The songs and choreography are great but dont expect lollipops and roses and Mary Poppins. Musicals dont get any darker than this. Liza Minelli and Joel Grey have never been any better than they were in Cabaret. Minelli will forever be remembered as cabaret singer Sally Bowles and Joel Grey will never stray far from his turn as the Master of Ceremonies. The time is early 1931 Berlin. The Nazis are rising in power, but every one at the decadent KitKat Club is singing and dancing. Its all commentary on the coming horrors, with Grey the mouthpiece. The songs are dark, sometimes funny and sexual. (Cabaret, Money, Maybe this Time have all become classics). But the era is summed up in horrific fashion by the one song that does not take place in the cabaret a young Nazi singing Tomorrow Belongs to Me. Cabaret would go on to win eight Academy Awards in 1972 winning Best director, actress, actor supporting role, cinematography and film editing. The competition didnt get much stronger in that year. .50 CENTS It s long-awaited Blu-ray debut of one of the great musicals Peter CovinoFilm Critic Section BCheck out aroundosceola.com Life really is a Cabaret ol chum VALENCIA EXHIBITIONORL:ANDO Valencia Colleges Anita S. Wooten Gallery is currently displaying a collection of drawings by New York artist Selena Kimball. The drawings include selections from Kimballs collections, Split Doubles and A History of Things I Will Remember but Never See. The exhibit will remain on display through March 8, 2013. Kimball, a Maine native who now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., says her work begins with archival documents, such as illustrated histories and books of popular science, and develops into imagined reckonings with the history they represent. For her collection titled A History of Things I Will Remember but Never See, Kimball created portraits of people watching -painted from photographs of events in our recent historic memory. The gallery is located in Building 3 on Valencias East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail.LEND ME A TENORKISSIMMEE It is the final weekend for Lend me a Tenor at the Osceola Center for the Arts in Kissimmee. The show runs Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $21 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for students. For tickets and information, call 407-846.6257 Ext. 0 or visit www. ocfta.com.MOONLIGHT ON MAINST. CLOUD Hipstoric Friday, the Main Street St. Cloud romantic event for Feb. 15 features picnic dinners from Chimentos Spaghetti House or Danas Cobblestone Courtyard, a carriage ride, wine and chocolate walk and more. There will be free wine and chocolate tastings at participating merchants. You can pre-order the picnic $21.90 for two at Chimentos (407-57-8771) or $25 for two from Danas (407-498-3090). The picnic includes a soft drink. Call for details. A picnic for four also is available. The wine and chocolate walk is 5 to 8 p.m.VALENTINE MOVIE BRUNCHMAITLAND The Enzian prents Barbra Streisand and Robert Redfor in The Way We Were Sunday, February 10 beginning at 10 a.m. An elegant Sunday brunch (carving station, fresh squeezed juices, two mimosas) will be served with music from a live band. Admission for two is $125. Go to Enzian.org for more information.FILM FESTIVALWINTER GARDEN The Garden Theatre will host the StarLite Film Festival Jan. 31 Feb 2, featuring dozens of micro-budget selected films over the course of three dayse in historic downtown Winter Garden (160 W Plant St). All-Access Passes are available for only $30. Tickets to films are $5, $7 for the opening night screening of Midnight Son which grants access to the Kickoff Reception. For movie tickets, All-Access Passes, and the complete festival schedule go to starlitefilmfest.com. or call the Garden Theatre Box Office at 407-877-4736.GOSPEL JUBILEEORLANDO On Saturday, Jan. 26, the First Baptist Church of Orlando will host the Jubilee Tour, featuring talented Christian recording artists, The Booth Brothers, Greater Vision and Legacy Five, Saturday Jan. 26. The Jubilee Tour brings three of the most popular names in Southern Gospel Music together for a unique concert experience. The event has proven to be very popular in cities across the United States, and has enjoyed sell-out concert attendance in numerous cities. The evening allows each group to be featured during the first half of the program, then the second half brings the three groups together for a Jubilee spectacular. The dawning of 2013 begins a new chapter in the Jubilee series, as the Jubilee artists will continue to Tour throughout the United States. The stop in See DVD, page B-2Its fertile ground for antiques at garden show Warner Bros. See Sun Spots, page B-3 Central Florida Events As the opening for SeaWorld Orlando;s new Epic Voyage attraction gets near, the the theme park is gearing up for a new seven city tour promoting SeaWorlds largest ever attraction. SeaWorld Orlando will launch the campaign in New York City for Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. The campaign includes stops in seven cities and a new mobile app, both designed to give families a sneak peek into the new attraction. Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin will transport families into a rarely seen, icy world. Theyll feel the majestic grandeur of the South Pole and see it through the penguins eyes on a first-of-its-kind family ride. Theyll explore a massive penguin colony in an expanse that envelops them in cool extremes, both above and below the penguins icy world. In select cities, SeaWorlds Epic Voyage takes over malls and consumer travel shows with a unique family experience filled with a massive ice dome, interactive virtual reality, shareable photo opportunities, chances to win incredible prizes by playing Antarctica-themed games, and, of course, live penguins. CocaCola Freestyle machines will also be part of the experience on site to New attraction has a preview tour in several U.S. citiesCabaret, one of the best Broadway musicals ever brought to film, makes its Blu-ray debut Tuesday, Feb. 4. Monster Jam is one of Orlandos most popular and largest single day stadium events returns to the Citrus Bowl tonight at 7 p.m. Capacity crowds of more than 60,000 fans show up for the vent featuring sixteen monster trucks competing in sideby-racing and the fan-favorite freestyle competition. One of the many highlights of this years event is the 10th anniversary of the sports 10-time World Champion Max D. Gates open at 5 p.m. Racing starts at 7 p.m. Ticket are on sale at Ticketmaster outlets, Amway Center Box Office or Ticketmaster.com. Get out your checkbook and grab that wine glass the Council of 101 Antiques Vintage & Garden Show at the Orlando Museum of Art beginning kicks off in February. The event begins with a Valentines evening Preview Party on Thursday, Feb. 14, and continues through Sunday, Febr 17. This premier show presents established antique dealers from the eastern United States offering an array of fine antique furniture, paintings, jewelry, oriental rugs, porcelain and vintage collectibles as well as special events and inspiration from Get Inspired! Tablescapes and expert home designer Kathryn Crisp Greeley. From 6:30 to 10 p.m. on, Feb. 14, the Be My Valentine! Preview Party offers a first glimpse of all the shows treasures. Guests will also enjoy cuisine by Arthurs Catering, live entertainment and a white wine tasting by PRP Wine International, all included in the admisssion ticket of $85. On Friday, Feb. 15, at 10:30 a.m., Kathryn Greeley, one of the elite of Americas top designers, will speak and sign her latest book. Her timeless and classic interiors and expert knowledge of antiques and hard to find collectibles, sets her apart as a major tastemaker in the design and entertaining industries. The $35 ticket for this event includes admission to the Antiques Vintage & Garden Show. On Friday, Feb. 15, from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Uncorked! offers a casual way to see the Antiques Show with a complimentary glass of wine and gourmet cheeses for a $15 admission ticket. Also, hear Sam June of Boutique 51 and Debbie Sheaf, ASID of Feather Your Nest home and garden consignment share their thoughts on trends in collecting, vintiquing and decorating tips. Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8:30 a.m., the popular In the Company of Experts taps the knowledge of participating dealers for an informative tour and breakfast experience for a $25 admission ticket. Daily offerings include Blooms Bromeliads and Orchids, Oh My! and The Potting Shed as well as Antiques Appraisal Days, where family heirlooms can be verbally appraised by antiques expert and Show Manager Charlie Miller. Also, the Council of 101 Tea Room will be open throughout the show. Show Hours: Friday: 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday: 10am 5pm Sunday: Noon 5 pm Proceeds from the event benefit the Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 North Mills Avenue. For ticket infor mation, visit www.omart.org or call 407 896-4231 Ext. 254.Antiques and garden show returns to Orlando Museum of Art in February See Sea, page B-2 Follow us on Twitte r www.twitter.com/OsceolaS p ort s Putting On Your DVDSPenguins on parade: SeaWorld goes on tourSeaWorldS eaWorld will go on t he road to promote Antarctica: Empire of t he P enguins, a new a ttraction opening t his spring Orlando Museum of ArtA cup of tea in the Tea Room is part of the daily offerings at the Antiques Vintage & Garden Show at the Orlando museum. Check out aroundosceola.com January 26, 2013
Page B2, DVDsContinued from page B-1SeaContinued from page B-1 themed Hyundai Santa Fes and Sonata Hybrids as they mingle with the locals at various hot spots, commuter stations and key landmarks. The street team will test the locals with trivia, hand out prizes and allow them to escape to Antarctica through the augmented reality videos that can be shared with family and friends. While the Epic Voyage tour takes over a few key cities, SeaWorlds made sure everyone can follow the freeze. An all-new mobile app allows fans the world over to put themselves in the action plus interactive elements to share with friends. From behindthe-scenes teaser videos and tour details to penguin fun facts and trivia, consumers can immerse themselves virtually into Antarctica through augmented reality and also enter the Family Voyage Sweepstakes. The app -SeaWorlds Antarctica -is available now on iPhone/iPad and is coming soon for Android devices. Since Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin was announced in November 2011, weve been planning and looking forward to bringing a glimpse of the attraction to these key markets to connect with our fans and let them feel the chill, said Vice President of Marketing & Sales for SeaWorld Parks & Resorts Orlando Toni Caracciolo. Anyone can enter to win the trip with the Family Voyage Sweepstakes. Two lucky families will receive a 4-day, 3-night journey to SeaWorld Orlando to be one of the first to experience Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin. This vacation for four includes roundtrip airfare provided by Southwest Airlines, hotel accommodations, tickets to SeaWorld and Aquatica in Orlando, Quick Queue passes to SeaWorld, Antarctica gift bags, and All-day Dining at SeaWorld. 18 Weekly First Prize Winners will receive four admissions to SeaWorld Orlando valid for use in 2013 to experience Antarctica first hand. For more information about the Epic Voyage, visit SeaWorldOrlando.com/Antarctica, where youre able to watch videos, sign up for emails, learn about penguins and Antarctica, enter the Family Voyage sweepstakes, and find the best vacation values to start planning your next voyage to SeaWorld Orlando.The Best Picture? The Godfather. For techno geeks via Wikipedia: Cabaret was unavailable in high-def or for digital presentation because of a vertical scratch that ran through 1,000 feet, or 10 minutes, of one of its reels, said Ned Price, vice president of mastering and restoration for Warner Bros. The damage apparently was caused by a piece of dirt that had rolled through the length of the reel, starting w ith a scene in which Yorks character has a confrontation with a pro-Nazi boarding house resident, and cut into the emulsion. With the damaged images digitally painted out using bits from surrounding areas, the difficult part was matching the grain structure so the fix was invisible. After automated digital repair attempts failed, the 1,000 feet of damaged film was hand painted using a computer stylus. Bonus features on the disc include the new featurette Cabaret: The Musical that Changed Musicals; commentary and the KitKat Memory Garden with rememberances from Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York and others. End of Watch Jack Webb never saw this coming. Webb thought his cop shows, Adam 12 and Dragnet were realistic, but now they are mostly laughable. I dont think he could even comprehend something like End of Watch (Universal Home Entertainment). I dont think this cop movie is particularly realistic either. Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena are cop buddy partners Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala have more heroics and life-threatening situations in less than two hours and Friday and Gannon had in 100 episodes of Dragnet. But then those two stiff cardboard detectives didnt work South Central Los Angeles either. Shot mostly in a documentary style (Brian is taking a class and usually is documenting their day) the buddies are heroes every day for their exploits. But they cross a drug cartel and have become targets themselves. End of Watch earns its R rating and is great viewing for anyone who likes the genre. The Blu-ray combo includes a DVD copy as well as a digital copy and an UltraViolet copy for portable tablet/ phone viewing as well. Warner noir Turn the lights down low and get ready to watch two new film noir DVD releases from the Warner Archive Collection. Film noir is pretty much the best genre for dark nights, city scenes and the like and these new Warner releases will not disappoint. The most fun of the two is Death in Small Doses (1957). Watch Chuck Connors (The Rifleman) as you have never seen him. He is high on amphetamines for the entire film, playing a truck driver who lives on the pills. He hams it up like he is starring in Reefer Madness. Peter Graves has the straight role as an FDA agent sent inside the trucking industry to find out who is behind all the drug traffic.Van Johnson stars in Scene of the Crime (1949) a detective on the trail after a former member of the squad is gunned down in front of a bookie joint. This one also stars Arlene Dahl as Johnsons wife and Gloria DeHaven as a bad girl. Both titles are available online only via the Warner collection at Warnerarchive.com. Peter Pan Coming at you real soon: The Disney classic Peter Pan. My review copy arrived Wednesday, so there was no time to watch and review this classic, but it is Peter Pan and it is, in the very first time, Bluray, so it has to be great. The Blu-ray comes to stores Feb. 5. This is the 60th Anniversary release of the classic and it features a new ditigal restoration and high definition picture and sound. From the release: The classic tale that taught us all to believe and first introduced us to the Darling children Wendy, John and Michael as they flew with Peter Pan and Tinker Bell past the second star to the right and straight on till morning to the enchanted world of Never Land. Rediscover the magical adventure and relive childhood memories of this great bedtime story. The Diamond Edition Bluray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy & Storybook App) includes with bonus features for all ages that includes such as the groundbreaking feature Disney Intermission, Growing up with Nine Old Men short film, never-before-seen Deleted Scenes and a never-before-heard Deleted Song. Peter Pan was executive produced by Walt Disney (Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland) and directed by Clyde Geronimi (101 Dalmatians, Sleeping Beauty, Lady and the Tramp), Wilfred Jackson (Lady and the Tramp, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella) and Hamilton Luske (101 Dalmatians, Lady and the Tramp). The characters were voiced by Bobby Driscoll (Treasure Island, Song of the South) as Peter Pan, Kathryn Beaumont (Alice in Wonderland, TVs The Walt Disney Christmas Show) as Wendy Darling, Paul Collins (Evan Almighty, Mother) as John Darling, Tommy Luske (TVs The Walt Disney Christmas Show) as Michael Darling, Hans Conried (TVs The Hobbit, TVs Horton Hears A Who!) as Captain Hook/Mr. Darling, Bill Thompson (Lady and the Tramp, Alice in Wonderland) Mr. Smee/Other Pirates, Heather Angel (Alice in Wonderland, Suspicion), Tom Conway (101 Dalmatians, Cat People) as the narrator. Victoria Dryer Animal ServicesVictoria (Vicki) Dryer joined Osceola County almost 10 years ago working as the Assistant Veterinary Technician and was recently pro moted to the Kennel/Veterinary Clinic Manager for Osceola Countys Animal Services. What makes Vicki Dryer stand out as the Employee of the Year is her persistent stick-to-itiveness, outstanding dedication, enthusiasm, and commitment to serve our animal friends and the citi zens of Osceola County. Vickis whatever it takes attitude radiates to those around her and is obvious in her total love for the animals while her dedication is beyond reproach. She goes beyond the call of duty for each and every animal that comes through the Animal Shelter to ensure their health, safety and ultimate adoption. Vicki has an awe some, loving and caring personality that is contagious wherever she goes and touches the lives of the animals and people she serves. In February 2012, Vicki Dryer was named as the Employee of the Month for her determination regarding the adoption of a dog she named, Hero. This older Belgian Malinois dog was found as a stray in St. Cloud in Oct. 2011 and sadly was neglected and in very bad shape. During Heros treatment at the shelter, it became obvious there was something special about this old dog. Ms. Dryer started to take Hero out and give him German com mands as he seemed to respond to them. Ms. Dryer called every K9 trainer and kennel producing working dogs within the State of Florida, attempting to nd someone that knew where this unknown hero was missing from. In the interim, a friend had sent her plea for help to someone working at the K9 Training Department at Lackland Air Force base in Texas. A military veterinary technician wanted to adopt Hero and 10 Hero had a new home in San Antonio. Says Vicki of the recognition: It is a great honor and huge reward to receive the Employee of the Month in February and the Employee of the Year for 2012. I am very fortunate to be doing something I truly love to do, every day. My career has provided me with amazing memories and wonderful opportunities through the years. I plan to continue doing what I love to do while providing excellent service to the citizens of Osceola County for many years to come. 2012 Employee of the Month January 2012 . ........................................ Charlie Croft . .............................................. CDD-Development Review February 2012 . ...................................... Vicki Dryer . ................................................. Animal Control March 2012 . ........................................... Angel Sanes . .............................................. Logistics Fire Rescue April 2012 . .............................................. Amber Jumba . ........................................... Corrections May 2012 . ............................................... Stephen Wood . ......................................... CDD-GIS June 2012 . .............................................. Luis Maxwell . ............................................. 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Saturday, January 26, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B3 Park Place a look at Central Florida attractionsSun SpotsContinued from page B-1 Orlando is just one of many scheduled throughout the year. The concert will b egin at 6 p.m. Reserve tickets online at www. imcconcerts.com, or by phone at 800-965-9324. The First Baptist Church of Orlando is at 3000 S John Young Parkway. WINERY MUSICCLERMONT Every Saturday afternoon in January there is live music on the outdoor stage at part of Winter Music Series at the Lakeridge Winery. This series of events is held at 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free for all guests and complimentary winery tours and wine tasting will be offered throughout each day. The musical lineup includes one band each afternoon. Seating will be available on the festival grounds, but you are welcome to bring your own chairs and blankets. No coolers or picnic baskets. There will be food and beverage vendors serving a variety of dishes and other treats, as well as domestic and imported beers and Lakeridge wines by the glass for purchase. There will also be a Lakeridge Winery booth on the festival grounds where guests can sign up for a chance to win a Lakeridge Winery gift basket. WICKE DORLANDO The Broadway blockbuster, Wicked, will return to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Feb. 20 March 10. Tickets start at $47.50 and can be purchased at the FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America Orlando Box Office, Amway Center Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations. Online purchases can be made at www.OrlandoBroadway. com. To charge-by-phone call 1-800-982-2787. Group orders for 15 or more may be placed by calling 407-7046116. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (My So Called Life, Once And Again and thirtysomething), WICKED, the untold story of the witches of Oz, is directed by twotime Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Vagina Monologues) and features musical staging by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Aida, The Whos Tommy, How To Succeed) FOOD TRUCKSWINTER PARK The Winter Park Food Truck Fiesta has arrived. On the fourth Saturday of each month, Food Truck Crazy will be held at Fleet Peeples Park, 2000. South Lakemont Ave., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature ten gourmet food trucks each month, featuring a variety of gourmet food as well as desserts. The event also features music, face painting and more. For more information regarding the Winter Park Food Truck Fiesta, visit www.foodtruckcrazy. com or call 407-296-5882.MONSTER B ULLSKISSIMMEELock up the china closet here come the bulls. The Silver Spurs Riding Club has announced Rodeo and Monster Bulls dates for 2013, at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park. Bucking into action first, will be the 2nd Monster Bulls, Saturday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The following weekend, Feb.15-17, will be the 130th Silver Spurs Rodeo, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. On May 31 and June 1, the 131st Silver Spurs Rodeo will take place, both performances at 7:30 p.m. The Monster Bulls will be a jammed packed event full of high energy, filled with many wild rides, as bull riders from across the nation compete for big prize money, said Steve Knowles, Big Boss for the Silver Spurs.Kennedy Space CenterThe space center, which has been the scene of hundreds of manned and unmanned ventures, will observe the 10th anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster Feb. 1.The Astronauts Memorial Foundation (AMF) is holding a ceremony to honor the crew of space shuttle Columbia STS-107 in remembrance of the 10th anniversary of the Columbia disaster at 10 a.m. EDT on Feb. 1, 2013. The ceremony being held at the Space Mirror Memorial at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex celebrates and memorializes all astronauts who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and its space program. Ceremony speakers include Thad Altman, AMF president and chief executive officer; Jon A. McBride, AMF Board of Directors chairman and former astronaut; Mick Ukleja, Ph.D., AMF Board of Trustees chairman; Evelyn Husband-Thompson, widow of Colonel Rick Husband, commander space shuttle Columbia STS-107; Eileen Collins, Return to Flight space shuttle commander; Robert D. Cabana, NASA Kennedy Space Center director and former astronaut; William H. Gerstenmaier, NASA Human Exploration and Operations associate administrator; and Robert Lightfoot, NASA associate administrator. Six-time Grammy awardwinning recording artist BeBe Winans will pay tribute at the ceremony by singing Star Spangled Banner and Ultimate Sacrifice, two songs from his latest album America America. Ultimate Sacrifice is an original song by Winans written as a thank you to United States military personnel who have given their lives in service to our country. T he Space Shuttle Columbias crew of seven astronauts perished when Columbia broke apart during re-entry on Feb. 1, 2003. The STS-107 crew included Commander Rick D. Husband, Pilot William C. McCool, Payload Commander Michael P. Anderson, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, and Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, David M. Brown and Laurel Blair Salton Clark. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex will provide flowers for ceremony guests and visitors throughout the morning to place at the memorial. For tickets, more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. 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Page B4, Whats new?Ice cream socialAn ice cream social sponsored by Belles and Beaus Dance Club will be Feb. 13, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Marks St. Recreation Complex, 55 E. Marks St., Orlando. The Soft Touch band will perform line and Latin dance music. Refreshments will be provided. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 407-2777008.Scholarship informationLooking for information on college scholarships for your son or daughter? Look no further. Today from 4 to 6 p.m., the Solid Rock Church of God in the Youth and Education will have information on how to help high school seniors in their search for scholarships. To reserve your seat, call 407-8473500.February Hipstoric 3rd FridayMoonlight on MainJoin us for the February Hipstoric 3rd FridayMoonlight on Main events. There will be free carriage rides, carnations for the ladies, a movie in the park, food trucks, an antique car show and Timothy Mikus playing on New York Ave. Stage from 4:40 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-order your picnic from Danas C obblestone C af or C himentos Spaghetti House. Wine and chocolate tasting will be available at select merchants. These events are hosted and sponsored by Centerstate Bank located by the food trucks at the corner of 10th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.Driver safety classA driver safety class will be held Feb. 19 starting at 9 a.m. and ending by 4 p.m. at the Osceola County Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. The AARP Driver Safety Program helps participants refine driving skills and develop safedriving habits. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Registration is required. Call 407593-1957.Intercession City Civic AssociationThe following are hosted by the Intercession City Civic Association: The association invites the public to a community luncheon held every Tuesday at noon in the Civic Center at 1535 Immokalee St. Its an all you can eat home-cooked meal, dessert and drink for only a $2 donation. The Bread Basket is located on Immokalee St. in Intercession City and is open to those facing a difficult time obtaining food and is free. There you will find bread, possibly a dessert item and/or other food item(s) that have been made available to the Bread Basket. The hours are Monday through Friday from 8 to 10 a.m.Lets Dance Ballroom ClubThe Lets Dance Ballroom Club meets every Wednesday at the St. Cloud Senior Center, located at 3101 17th Street, St. Cloud. Februarys class will be the waltz. The class starts Feb. 6 and will run over four Wednesdays. Classes begin at 7 p.m. Cost for the entire night series of classes is $12 to be paid the first night. Come early to register. For additional information, call Sheila Lauer at 407-738-7546 or Kathy Parsons at 407-319-2161.Elmers Meal KitchenElmers Meal Kitchen Ministry is a 501c3 approved nonprofit ministry serving free hot meals to the needy and homeless in the community of St. Cloud. A combined total of 33 local community churches, ministry groups, businesses and restaurants have been voluntarily serving for over 12 years. Contact your church leader or current group serving you if you would like to participate in serving meals. If your church cannot serve, get it involved by making love offerings and memorial donations to help purchase food items needed. Elmers Meal Kitchen Director Carol Broski can be reached at 407-9579839.Lois ClubThe annual meeting of the Lois Club will be Feb. 12 at Golden Corral in Kissimmee at 11:30 a.m. If your name is Lois or you are a friend of Lois you are invited. This is a national organization. For more information, call Lois Dale at 407-846-2848 or Lois Richards at 407-847-3385.St. Cloud RunningT he St. Cloud running group meets at Crabby Bills Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and running/ walking begins at 6:45 p.m.Friends Who CareThe Friends Who care Club of Osceola Country meet the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Cloud Senior Center at 3101 17th St. Cloud. Membership is open to men and women from 18 years and up. Members conduct various Fun-raisers throughout the year to help local charities and the American Cancer Societys annual Relay for Life. This year, the St. Cloud event will be in April and the present project will be a bus trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. The trip is open to the public and is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13. The bus will leave the Publix Shopping Center on Dyer Boulevard, Kissimmee at 11:45 a.m.; Partin Settlement Publix Shopping Center, St. Cloud, at 12:15 p.m. and the Senior Friends building., Kissimmee at 12:45 p.m. Guests may choose any of the stops but must have a reservation. Cost is $25 per person and includes $30 Free Play ticket, which is given to each passenger when they arrive at the Casino. Guests will enjoy the activities at the Casino from 2 to 7 p.m. For more information or reservations, call Irene at 407-738-5300.American Legion eventsThe American Legion of St. Cloud Post 80 will have the following events: Mondays: Bingo starting at 6 p.m. in the smoke-free Civic Hall. Tuesdays: Dart tournament starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Italian Dinner Night, cost is $5.75. Thursdays: Free pool, dinner specials, $1 drafts, trivia game night starting at 8 p.m. Fridays: Free shuffleboard from 3 to 7 p.m. Grill menu weekly, prime rib dinners first and third weeks from 5 to 8 p.m. Karaoke weekly at 8 p.m. Saturdays: Road Kill Bingo first and third weeks; NY Strip dinner first and fourth weeks; fish fry dinner second week. Sundays: Full breakfast 8 to 11 a.m., bar bingo from 2 to 4 p.m. Post 80 is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday thru Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. If you are a veteran, or the spouse, son or daughter of a veteran, we invite you to speak with us regarding membership in the American Legion, Auxiliary, riders or Sons of the American Legion. The Post is located at 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Cloud. For more information, call the post at 407-892-8808 or Mike Turco at 352-572-1261.Question and answer with Dr. AtiqThe Celiac/Crohns of Osceola Support (COOCS) will host question and answer time with Dr. Basger Atiquzzaman (Dr. Atiq), a gastroenterologist, Feb., 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pro-Health Family Physicians, 3100 17th St. St., Cloud. Refreshments will be provided, but it is asked to request your spot ahead of time. For more information or to request your spot call Barb at 407-908-5607 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Open House & Preview NightAll ages are invited to First United Methodist School & Child Cares Open House & Preview Night Feb. 7 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This is an opportunity to learn how you can partner with us to make a difference in your childs education. You will meet the staff, preview curriculum, and tour the campus and classrooms. We are an accredited school and childcare serving infants 5th grade. The school has certified elementary teachers and P.E., music, art, computer and library classes. The Show StoppersLooking for a way to rock your world and support a worthy cause on a Sunday afternoon? On Feb. 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Womans Club, 1014 Massachusetts Ave., St. Cloud, the Show Stoppers will perform rock-and-roll favorites from the 1950s through the 1980s. Their concert includes guest artists from St. Clouds Dance Central and the Harmony High School Ballroom Dance team. Door prizes, swing dancing, costume changes and skits with audience participation. Arrive early for the best seats. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance or at the St. Cloud Heritage Museum Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to the Womans Club Scholarships fund for St. Cloud and Harmony High School students. For more information, call 407-957-1845 or 407-701-5843. Saturday night church serviceNeptune Road Baptist Church at 1620 Neptune Road, Kissimmee, is having a Saturday night church service starting at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month, Everyone is invited.Sons of Italy 2523The Osceola County Order Sons of Italy in America Lodge 2523 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Kissimmee Bay Golf and Country Club. The lodge welcomes all men and women of Italian heritage (or spouse that is Italian) to join. It holds events throughout the year for charities and high school scholarships. For more information, contact lodge president Gertrude Dorries at 321-286-6787 for more information.The American Legion Post 10The American Legion Post, Kissimmee, will hold the following events: Tuesdays: Karaoke from noon to 4 p.m. with food served. Thursday: Barnyard bingo at 7 p.m. Jan. 31. Friday: Bingo at 5:30 p.m. Seafood dinner served every Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Jan. 5 breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Full course dinner every Saturday Riding high Whats happening? P hoto/Jessica FordOn Jan. 19, Osceola County Sheriff Bob Hansell, right, and the Osceola County Sheriffs Office hosted the first Lt. Roger Haddock Trail Ride. The 14-mile ride was named in honor of Lt. Roger Haddock, a 20-year veteran of the Sheriffs Office, who was killed in the line of duty on March 12, 2000. All proceeds from the ride will benefit the Sheriffs Office Summer Adventure Camp for atrisk children. From left, Club President Jeff Ford gives presents a check to Hansell. The members of the Osceola County Wagon Train and Trail Ride is inviting riders and their horses to attend their 25th year of providing a week of horseback riding. This years ride will be held Feb. 25 through March 3, in Kenansville. The weeklong event offers camping, riding and entertainment. For more information, and the registration packet, visit www.ocwttr.org. The email address for the registration committee is email@example.comCWTTR.org. Photos/Osceola County Animal ControlAlaska, top, is a white, male Alaskan husky. Visitors to the Animal Services shelter may not have seen him, because he is a bit on the shy side. Shelter staff said that he is a very sweet, gentle dog who rarely even barks. Alaska needs a loving, patient family to take him in and give him lots of care, attention and assurance that he is loved. Alaska is a stray and was probably kept outside, because he doesnt seem to care for tile floor surfaces, but he does like the outdoors. If you are interested in Alaska, he is at the Shelter right now. His identification number is A157911. Biscuit, bottom, is a 4 and a half month-old domestic shorthair tabby kitten who is very active, has loads of energy and a tolerant, fun personality. He even doesnt have a problem walking on a leash. This orange tabby needs a new home right away. He is also a stray and he arrived wearing a green nylon collar and was found in Kissimmee. If you want Biscuit, his identification number is A158259. T he shelter is at 3910 Old Canoe Creek Road in St. Cloud. To find out what animals are available, check the Osceola County Animal Control website at www. osceola.org/go/pets. All animals are spayed and neutered before leaving Animal Control. T he adoption fee is $60 for a dog and $50 for a cat. For more information, call 407-742-8000. Take me home C OMMUNITY C OMMUNITYSee additional Community Events/News at www.aroundosceola.com See Community, page B-5 Birth announcement Oakley Patterson Baby girl Oakley Patterson was born to parents, Kevin and Fallan Patterson, of St. Cloud, on Dec. 17. She has an older brother named Zazhary.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B5 CommunityContinued from Page B-5 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Music by local bands and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday: Bingo every Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.GriefShare groupThe GriefShare recovery and support group meets at First Baptist Church of St. Cloud, 1717 13th Street, St. Cloud, Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A second location for meetings is at 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 bossdn1@ yahoo.com. Holy Redeemer open houseThe community is invited to Holy Redeemer Catholic Schools Open House Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet the teachers, tour the campus and learn how a Catholic education can be a right fit for your family: Academic excellence. Christ-centered environment. Catholic faith and values. Athletic programs and other extracurricular Activities and clubs. Accredited through the Florida Catholic conference. State certified teaching staff hold bachelors degrees or higher. Grades served: preK2 through eighth grade (FREE VPK). Tuition assistance and step up for students scholarships available. To learn more about our school, visit www.hrcschool. com.VFW Post 3227 eventsThe following events will be taking place at VFW Post 3227, 915 New York Ave., St. Cloud: Bingo every Wednesday. Early bird begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Post 3227 will be sponsoring a rummage sale and flea market Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at VFW Post 3227, 915 New York Ave., St. Cloud. Indoor tables will be available for rental for $15 per table, cost covers both days. Outdoor spaces will be $10 per space for both days. You will need to furnish your own table. Call or stop by the post to reserve your table. For more information call 407-892-6761.St. Cloud Soccer Club registrationThe St. Cloud Soccer Club will be holding registration for ages 5 and up for the 2013 spring soccer season. Registration dates are today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Registration will be at the Stephanie Rothstein Park concession stand located at 27 01 Missouri Ave., St. Cloud. Online registration will be open starting on Jan. 6, and will go until Feb. 16. For registration information, visit www.stcloudsoccer.com or call 321-766-8715.Tobacco-free meetingInterested in making a difference within your community by promoting tobacco-free and healthy lifestyles? Join the partnership. The mission of the Osceola County Tobacco Prevention Partnership is to promote a tobacco-free environment for Osceola County r esidents and visitors. The partnership meets once a quarter and participates in a variety of community events. There is no cost to attend the meeting and new members are always welcome. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Osceola County H ealth Department, 1875 Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee. For more information, c ontact M onifa Charles at 407-343-2170.DAV 148Ladies 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 on Tuesdays from noon until 4 p.m. We are located at 21 E. K een Street, Kissimmee, phone 407-846-4141.Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrationA Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration will be Feb. 12 starting at 7 p.m. The celebration will be at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St. A buffet will follow the anniversary program, guests are asked to bring a dish to share. The night will finish with the music of the Osceola Community Orchestra. For more information, contact John Dutt at 407-7441700. Osceola Community OrchestraThe Osceola Community Orchestra welcomes orchestra musicians high school age and older to our Monday evening rehearsals at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. For more information, contact Bill Lauer at 407-8925011.Volunteers neededThe Osceola County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to greet and give tours to guests at the Pioneer Village. Join the society in educating the community and visitors to what life was like in Osceola County during the late 1800s. Anyone who can spare one to three hours per week can be a volunteer in any number roles with our organization, from greeters and tour guides, to office help or grounds keepers. Training provided for all roles. To explore the possibilities, call volunteer coordinator Juana Kelly at 407-396-8644 or email questions to juana@ osceolahistory.org. Visit the website at Osceolahistory.org.Osceola Coin ClubThe group will meet at Broadway Pizza in the side room every first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. The group will be for trading, selling or buying coins for those interested. Call Ron at 407944-9718 for information.Tai chi and qigong (Chinese yoga)Tai Chi and qigong (Chinese yoga) classes being offered by Madame Wu Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud, and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., at the Barne y Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. All classes taught by donation. For more information, call Madame Wu at 407-738-7001. The St. Cloud Line Dance Club The St. Cloud Line Dance Club, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud, meets: Monday, novice (2-2:30 p.m.); beginner 2:30-3 p.m.); intermediate (3-5 p.m.). Thursday, novice (5:306 p.m.); beginner (6-7 p.m.); intermediate (7-9 p.m.). Its a $1 donation for the day. Call Glenda Brown at 407744-3892 for more information.DARThe Joshua Stevens Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meetings are held the second Saturday of each month. The group welcomes visitors. Anyone interested in learning more about DAR or need help in searching for possible family members who fought in the war, contact Jan at 407-846-0676 or Carole at 407-846-1992 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, visit the website at www.osceola countycameraclub.com or the clubs Facebook page at http://bit.ly/ackyi7. Osceola County Fair and Livestock ShowThe 69th Osceola County Fair and Livestock Show will be from Feb. 8-17. The Creative Arts department has invited all Osceola County residents young and old to share their talents. It can be baking, canning, quilting, painting, photos, needlework, table settings, cake decorating and so much more. Call Diann Arthur at 407922-1266 (cell), 434-5349170 (home), email firstname.lastname@example.org or Beverly Frankenberg at 407-892-6549 for more information BVL music programDo you have a desire to learn to sing or play the piano and not break your wallet? For $7, you can have a half hour lesson in either voice and piano every Wednesday between 4 and 5 p.m. Join Trevor Flowers at the Robert Guevara Community Center at 501 Florida Parkway, Kissimmee. For more information, call Flowers at 407-455-4453Heel and Toe Square Dance Club Come and dance with the Heel and Toe Western Square Dance Club Monday nights at The Annex, 702 Indiana Ave., St. Cloud. Admission is $5 per person. Dances begin at 7 p.m. Traditional square dance attire is optional. The caller is nationally known caller Bill Boyd, editor and publisher of Bow and Swing magazine. Call Paul and Ellen at 407-931-1688 (home) or 407-319-0790 (cell) for more information.One Word At A TimeIf you are an aspiring writer or a published author, join One Word At A Time. Its motto is writers helping writers. It offers education, critique, networking and support to adult fiction writers. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Susans Courtside Cafe, 18 S. Orlando Ave, in Kissimmee. For more information, email Randy Austin at flenviro@ gmail.com.. St. Cloud Senior CenterMonday 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 407-408-5039.A 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 407-870-0671. Greyhound adoptionsThe public is invited to come every third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pet Supermarket, 2924 13th St., St. Cloud, 407-498-0929, located one mile east of Walmart, to meet retired racing greyhounds ready for adoption. These are mature, adult dogs and they transition very easily into homes. Most get along great with other dogs and children and many are cat friendly, as well. Get to know the dogs and speak with local greyhound owners. For more information call Gods Greyts Greyhound Group at 407-578-7496 or go to www.godsgreyts.com.OSCAR ToastmastersOSCAR Toastmasters meets every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Osceola County Realtors Association training room, 105 Shady Lane, Kissimmee. You do not need to be a Realtor to join group to hone your speaking skills. For more information, contact Betty Dobbie at 407846-4500.The N.E., N.Y. N.J. ClubThe New England, New York, and New Jersey club meet the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center, hall B, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud, (through April). Bring a pot luck dish and utensils. For more information, call 407-957-3952. 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 email@example.comOsceola County Support Group for Mental Illness Osceola County Support Group for Mental Illness is a See Community, page B-6 Lock Haven Baptist Church14246 Boggy Creek Road Orlando, FL 32824 (407) 851-5420 LANE STOCKTON, PAs S TOR SCHEDULE OF SERVICEsS Sunday School . ..................................... 10:00 am Morning Service . ................................... 11:00 am Evening Service . ..................................... 6:30 pm Wednesday Service . ............................... 7:00 pm PENTECOSTAL CHURCHRev. P. Sewell, Pastor GRACE APOSTOLIC CHURCH OF JESUSA Church where Worship, Praise and Prayer is a liberty. ALL ARE WELCOMED. Worship Services: Sunday School...10:00am Morning Worship...11:15am Wednesday Bible Study...6:00pm 4501 Reeves Rd. 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Page B6, Community Continued from Page B-5 free anonymous support group for bi-polar, depression, anxiety disorders, their families and friends. 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 (day) 407847-7420, 407-745-9416 or (night) 407-892-9272. 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 407201-4192. 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. 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.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 Feb. 9, 2013, March 9, 2013 and April 13, 2013. Members of the National Horseshoe 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 321-297-1802. More information is available at the NHPA website. The clubs practice sessions contacts are: John Grayson at 407-873-8240 and Tom 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.html 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 long-term care insurance. 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. Barney E. Veal All Generation Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, 407-8468532, from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Tuesday of every month. Good Samaritan Village Friendship Room, 4250 Village Drive, Kissimmee, 407933-3246, 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.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.English Country East Republican Womens NetworkThe East Osceola Republican Womens Network meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. For more information or to RSVP, call Donna Sykes at 407-873-2048.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; anger; self-esteem issues; divorce; and grief. For more information, call 407-847-2543 or visit www. fcckissimmee.org (click on Ministries tab).Toho FriendsToho 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. Al-Anon meetingsSt. Cloud Al-Anon meetSee Community, page B-7 ObituariesFor daily obituaries and services please visit our Website: www.aroundosceola.comSCOTT Mr. Ian Stuart Scott, 72, of Kissimmee, FL passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2013. Arrangements under the direction of Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, St. Cloud, FL 34769. (407)957-2511 www.OsceolaMemGds.com SPENCER Shirley, 85, of Kissimmee, FL passed away Friday, January 18, 2013 peacefully at home surrounded by her family and under the care of Vitas Hospice. She was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Denman Spencer and her son, Gary Spencer. She is survived by her sons, Kenneth Spencer of Ithaca, N.Y., Richard Spencer of Gainesville, FL, Jeffrey Spencer of Kissimmee, FL, Denman E. Spencer, Jr., of Kissimmee, FL and a daughter Denise Wallace of Lake Placid, FL, 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Shirley married and raised her family in Ithaca, N.Y. where she was employed in the hospitality industry. Thirty one years ago she moved to Kissimmee, FL. She retired after 20 years of service from Osceola Regional Medical Cente r. Shirley was respected and revered by her co-workers. Friend to all. Shirley will be put to rest with her husband Denman in the Chapel of Light at Osceola Memory Gardens. Funeral services will not be held per her request. A Celebration of Her Life will be held for her family and close friends. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Shirleys memory may make donations to the Vitas Hospice, 1200 N. Central Ave., Kissimmee, FL 34741. STEVENH. TOZZOLO March 29, 1962 January 19, 2013 Steve went to be with our Lord after a year long battle with cancer. He was raised in St. Cloud and after graduating from St. Cloud High School moved to the east coast where he and his brother Wayne formed To zzolo Brothers Con struc tion Co. Steve and his son Matt were avid skateboarders and snow boarders on weekends and during vacation times. Steve is survived by his wife Victoria, his son Matthew and two stepdaughters, Malissa and Christina. He also leaves his sister Mary Ve rrilli and three brothers, Wayne (wife Vicki) Leonard, II (wife Evelyn) and Anthony (Tony) To zzolo. He is also survived by his mothe r, Madelyne To zzolo Keene. Steve was pre deceased by his fathe r, Leonard To zzolo in November 1975. Memorial Service is being held at Ammons Family Funeral Home, 1001 Hickory Street, Melbourne, FL 32907 on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the W illiam Childs Hospice House, 381 Medplex Parkway, P alm B ay, FL 32907. In Memory of Steve B BFOR BY TUESD AY AT 3 PM YES! 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Saturday, January 26, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B7 CommunityContinued from Page B-6 ings are Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. at 16 E. 17th St., St. Cloud. Call 407-346-7103 fo r more information. Ronald Reagan Republican Gun ClubThe Ronald Reagan Conservative Spirit of Republican Gun Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Royal St. Cloud Golf Links, 5310 Michigan Ave, in St. Cloud. For more information or to RSVP, call Donna Sykes at 407-873-2048.Quilt GuildThe Patchers of Time quilt guild meets monthly on the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Osceola Center for the Arts, 2411 E. U.S. Highway 192. Meetings include lectures, demonstrations, workshops, guest speakers and prizes. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend. For more information, call Debbie at 407-346-6086.The Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan Club meetingThe Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month through April at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., Hall B. Bring a potluck dish and utensils. For more information, call Larry Kinney at 407-8917396.Travel ClubThe Ahoy! Carefree Travel Club meets every first and third Monday at the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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 407742-6656 or linder.snider@ gal.fl.gov.Ministry medical clinicThe Osceola Christian Ministry at 700 Union St., Kissimmee, offers a medical clinic most Thursday mornings. It serves the uninsured and people with a family income at See Community, page B-8 A ADOPTION Are Yo uPregnant?Childless married couple (in our 30s) seeks to adopt.Will be hands on Mom and devoted Dad. Financially secure, expenses paid. Please call Nicole & Frank1-888-969-6134 A AUTO CASH PAID $300 AND UPFor junk cars and trucksAny condition, running or notFREE TOWINGSame day pick up, no title neededDont Settle for less, believe we pay more than the other guys.CALL 407-900-6490 A ANIMALS email@example.com www.OsceolaPetEmergency.com200 N. 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Page B8, Community Continued from Page B-7or below the 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The clinic operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 9 a.m. and it can serve eight to nine people. It also has a Tuesday afternoon clinic once a month, which serves adults only. The doors open at 12:30 p.m. To confirm the hours for either clinic for the week, call 407944-9968 for the correct information. Overeaters AnonymousOvereaters Anonymous, fellowship for those recovering from compulsive eating, meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Call 321-443-2362 or visit www.oacfi.org for more information.The Ohio, KY and Michigan Club meetingThe Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month through April at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., Hall B. Bring a potluck dish and utensils. For more information, call Larry Kinney at 407-8917396.IOOF to meetThe Independent Order of Odd Fellows St. Cloud Lodge No. 66, 1122 New York Ave., St. Cloud, meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays. For more information, call 407-891-0773 or 321-7223381. For more information, call Buster at 407-729-1378.Alcoholics AnonymousThe Osceola Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup Office carries all the literature and books that are available for the AA groups here in the county to buy and use. It also maintains a 24-hour phone line. Anyone who wants help with a drinking problem can call a 24-hour line at 407-870-8282. Callers can find where the nearest meeting is. There are no dues or fees.Hospice offers bereavement groupsNonprofit Cornerstone Hospice has announced three bereavement support groups in Osceola County for people who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. The groups are completely free and the only requirement is to call ahead of time to preregister. Its the first Monday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Good Samaritan Village, Clubhouse Board Room, 4250 Village Dr., Kissimmee. Call Cornerstone to preregister for any of these three groups at 407-206-2273Hospice volunteers neededVITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Central Florida needs volunteers in the Central Florida area who can befriend terminally ill patients, provide relief for weary caregivers, accompany their pet on Paw Pals visits, visit with veterans, provide art and music therapy, make bereavement calls, sew, make crafts, help repair medical equipment or help with administrative work. For more information, call 407-691-4541 or email central.floridavolunteers @vitas.com. Kissimmee LionsThe Kissimmee Lions Club meets the first and third Monday of each month at the clubhouse, 3050 Lions Court, just off Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Men and women 18 and older are invited to visit the club. Used glasses and hearing aids will be collected. For more information, call Phyllis Brannaman at 407847-2744. Poinciana Friends of the LibraryThe Poinciana Friends meets the third Tuesday each month at 2 p.m. at the Poinciana branch library. New members are welcome. The Osceola Friends Board of Directors meet bi-monthly at a time and place to be announced. New members are welcome. The West Osceola Friends Board of Directors meet quarterly. The time and place will be announced. The St. Cloud Friends meet the third Thursday each month at 11 a.m. following the Book Club. New members are welcome. Dames to meetThe Osceola Confederate Dames No. 2684 chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets the third Monday night of each month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are at the Osceola County Sheriffs Community Room. Membership is open to females age 16 years and older with documentation of an ancestor who served in or provided material aid to the Confederate Army. For more information, call 407-361-0984.St. Cloud Shuffleboard ClubPractice at the St. Cloud shuffleboard courts, 701 Ohio St. St. Cloud, is 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday. Games are at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 407-498-0603. Leave a message if there is no answer. Duplicate Bridge: Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays at 1:30 p.m.Contact Jim Davis by calling 407-348-4399. Euchre:Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Kevin Fryback at 321 624-4546. Pinochle: Wednesday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Contact Bobbi Clement by calling 407-892-2749. Cribbage: Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Contact Dave Roberts by calling 407-892-2087. Mahjong: Tuesday and Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Contact Louise Owens by calling 407957-8733. Club dues are free for the first year and then its $20 per year. It covers all shuffling and card games. Music, dancing eventThere will be live classic country music and some 1950s rock and roll, dancing and some line dancing Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Osceola County Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. There is no admittance fee but there will be 50/50 tickets sold to help support the effort. Bring a covered dish or snack to be part of the meals at break time. For more information, call 407-892-3335.Council zumba classThe Osceola County Council on Aging is offering two weekly zumba classes at the Barney E. Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. The first class is for seniors and is every Friday from 9-10 a.m. The cost of each class is $3. The second class is held Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. The cost for the second class is $5. Individuals interested in participating or for more information, call 407-847-2144. Ladies needed for gamesLadies are needed to fill in some empty spots for bridge and canasta games at the Kissimmee Womens Club, 1616 W Oak St.in Kissimmee. For more information, call Marilyn Smith at 407-3485682. St. Cloud Friends of the LibraryThe Friends of the St. Cloud Branch Veterans Memorial Library meet on the third Thursday of each month from 11 a.m. to noon on the upper level of the library. The main purpose is to promote the library. It also has a St. Cloud Book Club that meets from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Thats located at U.S. Highway 192 and Indiana Street in St. Cloud. If you are interested in reading good books and meeting interesting people, come join the group.Bible study groupUniversal Circle Of Light Learning Center, 4275 Neptune Road, St. Cloud, has a group that meets every Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. According to a center press release, it believes that it is Gods will that every individual should live a healthy, happy and prosperous life and it teaches how to achieve such a life. For more information, contact Rev. Lottie Clodfelter at 407-729-0798 or Patricia Lewis at 407-729-3330.Daughters of the ConfederacyUnited Daughters of the Confederacy Osceola Confederate Dames Chapter 2684 meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The group is a historical, benevolent, educational, patriotic and memorial organization of ladies with Confederate ancestors. Any interested women with such ancestors w ho would like to attend a meeting or for more information can call 407-361-0984.Celebrate RecoveryCelebrate Recovery meets 7 p.m. every Friday night at Cornerstone Church, 2925 Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud. Celebrate Recovery is a faith-based 12-step program that provides a safe place to share your struggles with others who are going through similar experiences. There is no charge. Call Joe at 407-709-0376 for more information. 012413.TNG 011213.SNG