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Serving Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Harmony, Narcoossee, BVL Lifestyles Editor Peter Covino reviews Lincoln on Bluray.... Page B-1Lifestyles All-County girls basketball team....Page A-9Sports 117TH YEAR SATURDAY EDITION 50 CENTS MARCH 30, 2013 Osceola School District appealing unemployment ruling for HartigAccording to paperwork filed with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, former Osceola County School Board member Cindy Hartig has applied for unemployment benefits to be paid by the School District. See page A-3 Index SchoolsPa ge A4, Ed itor ia l Pa ge A9, Sp or ts Pa ge B4, Co mmuni ty Pa ge B1, Li fest yles Pa ge A3, Local ne ws Pa ge C1, Classi ed Pa ge C3, L egals Pa ge B5, O bit ua riesHave you filed your income taxes yet? Yes, awhile ago. No. I wait until the last minute. plan to do it now. Im not filing taxes this year. Vote at www.around osceola.com Results from the March 23 Question of the week: Would you take advantage of a water taxi on Lake Tohopekaliga? Yes, it would help local eco-tourism. 53% No. I dont think it would bring people to Osceola County. 21% would have to see it first. 16% I dont care for Lake Toho. 10% Kissimmee Animal slaughter ban proposedKissimmee city officials want to ensure that r esidents dont have to witness neighbors publicly slaughtering animals after receiving complaints. See page A-3 For the latest activities, events and classes, see...Page B-4Community By Fallan Patterson For the News-Gazette The worse fear for the tight-knit group of firefighters is finding a fellow member down. That fear turned to realty in January at Kissimmee Fire Department Station 11, when crewmen found longtime firefighter Steve Hensley unresponsive and bleeding on the fire truck bays concrete floor. Station 11, located on North Clyde Avenue, was sharing their facility with members of Ladder 13 when Hensley suffered cardiac arrest. Ladder 13 engineer Brad Allen was the first to find Hensley, who just moments before had been talking to his wife on a cell phone. He wasnt breathing and didnt have a pulse, Allen said. It was really fortunate I found him. In the evening like that, somebody could go hours without walking across the garage without a call. Allen yelled for the rest of the crew and began chest compressions after realizing Hensleys heart had stopped. With the efforts of 11 other men, Hensley was resuscitated. The 11 crewmen who saved Hensleys life will be honored Tuesday at the Kissimmee City Commission meeting at Kissimmee City Hall. It was a blessing that they found him, Ladder 11 Battalion Chief Eric Cruz said. The guys did a suburb job. The crew transported him to Osceola Regional Medical Center, just a minute away from the fire station, where doctors opened Hensleys blocked heart vessel at the Central Florida Cardiac & Vascular Institute. After two months off duty recuperating, Hensley has returned to full duty. This event is truly our finest hour, Fire Chief Jeremy Donovan said. In the history of the city of Kissimmee Fire Department, this is a success story to rival no other. Saving your own is the highest honor for any firefighter. Hensleys fellow firefighters followed their training to save his life but never lost sight that he was a member of the fire department. It was awful, Allen said. You have to do what youre trained to do but you cant really separate your feelings. Lt. Bill Manning echoed Allens feelings. Its the worst day of your life to walk upon one of your own that is down, he said. But youre getting paid to do what you do for a living. In true firefighter fashion, the men joked about a serious situation as a coping mechanism. I think the only better place (for Hensley to have cardiac arrest) was in Firefighters honored for saving one of their own News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanThe crews from Kissimmee Fire Station 11 and Ladder 13, who were based from Station 11 while their own station was under repair, were instrumental in the saving of one of their fellow firefighters lives earlier this year. Those involved were will be commended for their heroism at a City Commission meeting Tuesday. See Firefighters, page A-3 County By Ken Jackson Staff W riter A discussion on how to get to Austin-Tindall Park or the Orlando International Airport from eastbound U.S. Highway 192 right now goes something like this: Make a left on Boggy Creek Road, then go to the fourth light and turn left on Boggy Creek, then go to the end and turn on Boggy Creek. If you need gas theres a station at the corner of Boggy Creek and Boggy Creek. Sometime this year, that route could become less confusing. County Manager Don Fisher reported at a recent meeting of the Board of County C ommissioners t hat staff would be asking the board for direction to change the names of some streets in the areas of the Osceola County Jail, Osceola Heritage Park and Buenaventura Lakes. If a resolution passes, Boggy Creek R oad would never approach the Kissimmee city limits again. It would stretch south out of Orange County, cross State Road 417 and continue eastward to its terminus at Narcoossee Road, as it does currently. The road that meets that, and heads southward to intersections with Osceola Parkway and Buenaventura Boulevard, would become Simpson Road all the way to U.S. 192. Road name changes proposed See County, page A-6A Kissimmee woman was killed in an Osceola County crash on Wednesday after the van she was driving overturned. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Shari Rivera, 49, of Kissimmee, was driving a 2007 Dodge van westbound on West Southport Drive at about 6:20 a.m., when for an unknown reason it left the roadway. The van then struck a tree and overturned. Rivera was taken to Osceola Regional Medical Center where we she was pronounced dead. The crash remains under investigation. Police newsKissimmee woman killed in crash By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor Can you cook better than your four-year-old? Some of the youngest aspiring chefs in Osceola County can try out their cooking skills thanks to some new cooking classes being offered by the city of Kissimmee Parks and Recreation Department. The classes will be held each Thursday beginning April 4. Classes will be divided into two age groups: ages 4-7 years old and ages 8-12 years old. Chef Pebbles, also known as cook and mom, Beena Hadley, will conduct the classes, Emily Salzman, recreation and leisure services coordinator for the parks and recreation department said. Both classes will be taught at the Orange Gardens Community Center. The classes will be age appropriate, Salzman said, with Hadley guiding the youngsters. For the littlest chefs that means just a few ingredients and the kids can eat their creations right their on the spot, she said. The emphasis will be on encouraging healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle. Chef Pebbles, who is an experienced chef in the county, was inspired by her own 3-year-old to start the cooking class in the city. My daughter, Zoe, loves to be in the kitchen, making salads, cupcakes and banana bread, she said. The chef said recipes will be kept simple for the classes, but can get more advances as the young cooks feel more comfortable in the kitchen. Planned dishes at this point include salads, wraps and pasta. It will be a safe and enjoyable environment, she said, and will help youngsters develop self-confidence and the life-long skill of cooking. I am pretty e xcite d about teaching the classes, Hadley said. Cost of the classes is $65 a month for 4-7 year old attendees (held each Thursday from 5:30 6:30 p.m.) and $70 a month for 8-12 year olds (held each Thursday from 6:30 7:30 p.m.) For more information or to register, visit the Oak Street Park Community Center at 717 N. Palm Ave. or call 407-518-2360. Registration also is available online at www.kissimmee.org. City officials are hoping to expand the classes to other age groups in the near future.Hey kid, want to cook in Kissimmee? Having a blastNews-Gazette Photo/ Andrew S ullivanConfederate artillery boomed last weekend, as re-enactors from the Jacob Summerlin Camp 1516 Sons of Confeder ate Veterans and others put on the 20th annual performance of the Batt le at Narcoossee M ill. T he fictional battle site, m eant to approximat e Civil War skirmishes in t he r egion, is staged at Ralph V. Chisholm Park, o ff of Narcoossee Road.
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Saturday, March 30, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A3 By Ken Jackson Staff W riter According to paperwork filed with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, former Osceola County School Board member Cindy Hartig has applied for unemployment benefits to be paid by the School District. After initially rejecting a claim in October, the state approved a second claim made in D ecember. The School District, however, is appealing the decision. During her campaigning to earn re-election, she said she managed a technology systems company, Information Technology Development, but the company is no longer at the South John Young Parkway address listed and a tax preparation company occupies the suite. A document from the states Employment Assistance Program stated that unemployment benefits are payable b ecause the claimant is unemployed. Under a separate Notice of Determination, the document states that Hartig was discharged because she was not re-elected, her term ended, she does not have a reasonable assurance to be re-hired. Hartig was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin by Tim Weisheyer in the August 2012 election for the district seat 3. School District spokesperson Dana Schafer confirmed that the district has filed an appeal that Economic Opportunity has yet to act on. Weve appealed, but w eve not b een told yet whether its been accepted, she said. (Hartig) was not an employee, she wasnt hired by us, we couldnt fire or discipline her. She was defeated in an election. In t he appeal submitted to the state by School Board Attorney Gary Glassman, which was received on March 8, it was noted that the district did not exercise control over her work or that of any other board members nor did it supply Ms. Hartig with the instrumentalities for doing her work as a typical employer would. Therefore, she is not entitled to unemployment compensation benefits, the appeal says in closing. History shows that there have never been reports at least published ones of a politician formally applying for unemployment benefits in Central Florida as a result of not getting re-elected. Schafer said if the state allows Hartigs claim to stand, it could set a dangerous precedent that would make governments financially responsible for candidates failing to win re-election. This could open the door for anyone who loses an election to get paid, she said. Those collecting unemployment benefits are eligible for up to $275 per week in compensation, minus any income they make while working part-time. While collecting, they must log the jobs leads they have investigated on the Department of Economic Opportunity website weekly. Hartig could not be reached for comment for this By Brian McBride Editor Kissimmee city officials want to ensure that residents dont have to witness any neighbors publicly slaughtering animals after receiving complaints. At a March 19 City Commission meeting, municipal leaders approved requesting to advertise an ordinance prohibiting the public slaughter of animals. According to staff reports, recent code enforcement activity has resulted in cases where hunting game animals were reported to have been butchered or slaughtered on residential property, often occurring in public view of their neighbors. Since the current code does not address the prohibition of slaughtering of these types of animals in public view, code enforcement action is often limited, reports stated. In one certain case, residents complained that a neighbor that brought home a wild hog from a hunt had slaughtered it in his backyard and then hung the carcass on a tree. The neighbors were complaining that the kids could see it, Kissimmee City Attorney Don Smallwood said. The code, if approved over two public hearings, would prohibit the slaughter or butcher of animal in public view unless conducted solely within a bona fide slaughterhouse or butcher pen as determined by the city. Any violations would not carry criminal penalties, but rather be dealt by code enforcement. Both hearings would likely be in April, Smallwood said. the cath lab itself, firefighter Tyler Mattson said. The crew want to use this experience to educate the public about the importance of getting CPR certified and knowing basic first aid techniques that can be used to save another persons life in the event of an emergency. The American Heart Association has introduced Hands-only CPR to encourage community CPR efforts for strangers to help save someone they dont know. With Hands-only CPR, a person needs to complete two steps: call 911 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest with their hands on top of one another and fingers interlaced. A video demonstration and other life-saving techniques can be found on the AHA website, www.heart.org. All of the chain of survival events the American Heart Association advocate came to fruition in Engineer Hensleys resuscitation. Early recognition, early CPR and defibrillation, early advanced life support and rapid transport to a cardiac specialty center came to pass, Donovan said. Without a doubt, the rapid and professional response from his fellow firefighters is why Steve is still with us today. Firefighter Marlon Rose also said that 911 dispatchers will walk a caller through CPR in the event of an emergency. Theres no such thing as bad CPR, as long as youre d oing something. All y our e doing is delaying death, Cruz said, adding the public should take annual CPR classes. 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Page A4, When I was in the service, the camp theater used to show stirring, heroic World War II or Korean War movies once a week. We scoffed at John Wayne night but went anyway mostly to chuckle at little errors in the films. One had a scene with a guy firing a Browning Automatic Rifle for about a full minute (which would be a neat trick) and then holding it on his shoulder by the barrel, like a baseball bat, as he pondered the nature of life, death and the universe. We wondered if they peeled the actors melted skin off the white-hot barrel of the BAR, after that scene. More than 40 years after leaving the Marine Corps, I dont know much about guns. But Ive watched a lot of politicians campaigning and a lot of legislators debating tragic topics. I know when theyre letting their hopes overrule their heads on heart-tugging topics like drunk driving or child abuse. There isnt much of a gun debate in Tallahassee compared to what we see in Congress and some other states. There are a couple of bills to require universal background checks for all gun sales, but they have no chance of passage, even though a Quinnipiac University Poll last week said nine out of 10 Floridians like the idea. Legislators will also talk about the 2005 Stand Your Ground law, allowing use of deadly force in self-defense. Nothing much is expected to change. Many citizens reacting to the mass murders in Newtown, Conn., Aurora, Co., and Tucson or yearning to curb the daily toll of domestic violence or gang shootings all over the country have gone to their legislators with excellent intentions. But emotion overwhelms the logic of their ideas. President Obama, Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., and other Democrats say the grieving parents of Newtown deserve a vote on an assault-weapons ban. But Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., blocked it from the Senate floor last week for a shrewd political reason -he doesnt want five or six Democratic senators in red states defeated next year, if the Senate passes a gun bill and sends it to certain death in the House. The trouble with banning assault weapons, but not regular rifles, is that it contradicts Isaac Newton. Hes the physicist who came up with all that stuff about bodies in motion obeying natural laws of force and momentum. A gun is a machine that accelerates a small ounce of lead from zero to about 2,500 feet per second. Once the projectile leaves the muzzle, it doesnt matter if the thing that launched it is shaped like a pistol, a rifle or a piano. Banning a device because of its silhouette may feel good but does not make us safer. Similarly, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York is retooling a ban on ammunitio n magazines holding more than seven bullets. But nobody makes a seven-round magazine. Or maybe somebody does. Theyre not real sure but, never mind, they just really wanted to pass a law. Cuomos solution: Keep 10-round magazines legal, but make it illegal to put more than seven rounds in one. (Maybe next, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will compromise in his campaign against 16-ounce soft drinks, to say we can put 10 ounces of Coke in a big cup.) Leave aside the idea of police making a rifle owner count out the number of rounds in a clip, or Second Amendment issues sure to be raised when the New York law goes into effect April 15. The debate has spotlighted a childlike faith in gun control on the part of the news media. There probably arent many NRA members at the New York Times, for instance. After Cuomos news conference, the papers Albany bureau last week reported that seven-round magazines are not widely manufactured. But the same story quoted Cuomo, There is no such thing as a sevenbullet magazine. That doesnt exist. So you really have no practical option. So which is it? Not widely manufactured, or doesnt exist? Like those Hollywood film makers who knew little of guns, like reporters who arent clear on the concept of no such thing, some well-meaning legislators dont let facts get in the way of feeling virtuous. Bill Cotterell is a retired capital reporter who covered state politics and government for United Press International and the Tallahassee Democrat from 1969 until early 2012. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org The calendar seems to move faster and faster. With the spring season now upon us in Osceola County, our l ocal chambers of commerce are moving forward, both with new leadership. While some may dwell on the negative economic conditions, we believe strongly our local chambers play a key role in the betterment of our community. Today, forward thinking new ideas and outside the box initiatives drive these strong groups. Its important to understand the issues of our business community and work hard to lead efforts to aggressively pursue every opportunity. Change can be terrific, provided the talent and well-balanced leadership is driving that change. At the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, new President Dave Nolan certainly brings a fresh perspective and style to the county. Daves experience is one of growing business, promoting strong relationships and making the best of the resources available. It is refreshing to see energy beaming from the talented group at the chamber building, without the atmosphere of politics. The mission of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce is to provide valuable member benefits, expand our economic base, support quality education, promote tourism, and encourage good government. Heading down U.S. Highway 192 to the east end of the county we anticipate an announcement from the St. Cloud Greater Osceola Chamber of Commerce on its new leader in the next month. Last years departure of former president David Lane left a large void; however, the experienced staff and strong membership have kept all things moving forward. The St. Cloud Greater Osceola Chamber is geared to create a stronger, more dynamic and prosperous business community. In todays economy, leadership can make or break an organization. We look forward to a strong new leader being named, and watching this organization continue to promote all the terrific opportunities in St. Cloud. The first impressions of a majority of visitors, potential businesses and future residents to Osceola County start at these chambers. We are fortunate to have two extremely positive, active, and established chambers of commerce here in Osceola County. Submit letters to the editor to Osceola News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. If you wish to fax your letter to the newspaper, the number is 407-846-8516. Email letters to news@ osceolanewsgazette.com. No more than one letter per writer will be published each month. An individual will be allowed to submit one letter of rebuttal if he or an organization he represents is the subject of a letter to the editor. All letters should be no more than 500 words and should include the name, address and daytime phone number of the writer for verification purposes. The News-Gazette will not publish the writers phone number. Letters to the editor are published on Thursdays and Saturdays. They also may be published in other Florida Sun Publications, including on the News-Gazette website. If you have any questions about letters to the editor or the Opinion page, contact Editor Brian McBride at 321-402-0436. Email at email@example.com. Our View Got a gripe? Chambers of Commerce vital to Osceola CountyDear Whomever is in Charge of Customer Service for DirecTV: All I wanted was to watch the game. I was back in my hotel room after a long day and I figured, what better way to unwind? Now, the game wasnt available on the hotel channels, but Ive got that League Pass service you offer and one of its perks supposedly is that you can watch the game right on the ol iPad. So I got out the ol iPad and I fired up the app and I retrieved the password and I tried to sign in and nothing happened, so I called you guys and t he robot lady answered and told me to OPRIMA NUMERO DOS if I wanted to conduct my business in Spanish, which I didnt, so I didnt and I said yes when the robot lady asked if I was a subscriber and I gave her my phone number when she asked for it and then she asked me to tell her what I wanted, and I tried to explain twice but she didnt get it, so I told her I had a question about League Pass and she gave me this long spiel about how I could buy League Pass, which I didnt need to do, since I already had it, so I asked the robot lady to connect me with technical support and she said she would and thats about when she hung up on me, so I called again and I went through the whole thing again and this time I got to a human being who listened to my problem and what I had done to solve it, expressed remorse, then told me to do the same things I had done, which had not worked the first time, and when I did and it didnt work again, this person transferred me to another person who also expressed remorse and then, reading from a manual, told me to do the thing I had done, which hadnt worked the first two times, and when I explained this, transferred me to a third person who dutifully expressed remorse and quickly concluded he could not help me and told me to contact the NBA. By this point, the game was at halftime. I gave up. So anyway, Mr. or Ms. Whomever is in Charge, heres the thing: Can I talk to a human being next time? Ill pay extra if you simply have the phone answered by someone with a pulse. Not just you. I make the same offer to my cellphone company, my Internet provider, the electric company and the bank. I am willing to pay more if it means that when I call your company, my call will be answered by an actual, knowledgeable human being who will listen to my problem and solve it. That doesnt seem much to ask. Once upon a time, it wasnt. But that was before technology made our lives simpler and more convenient. It was before the age turned distant and impersonal and human beings became cost inefficient. It was before someone got the bright idea to let robots answer the phone. Meaning not just machines that use voice recognition software to misunderstand what youre asking for and route your call to the wrong department, but also those human robots who, once they do get your call, read mechanically from a script that requires them to express remorse for your problem, explain why they cant fix your problem, try to up sell you on some new service that does not address your problem, then ask if you are satisfied with how they have resolved your problem. Those old movies that told us how machines would take over the world had it wrong. One does not see human skulls crushed beneath robot feet. No, one just sees human spirit crushed beneath robot customer service. One misses the days when companies employed actual people to serve actual people and if they were occasionally surly, clueless or unhelpful, they were at least real -capable of acknowledging your presence. How much to get that back? Seriously. You could market it as a premium package. DirecTV Pulse -Now With Real Humans! Give me a call and lets discuss. Press 3 for English. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for the Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their view No newspaper?If you have signed up to receive copies of the Osceola News-Gazette and it is not being delivered, contact Kathy Beckham, c irculation manager, by phone at 321-402-0401, or by email at email@example.com. 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. 26 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 Staff Writer KEN JACKSON Leonard PittsTribune Media Is it too much to expect a human to answer the phone? Bill CotterellFlorida Voices Guest column O PINION O PINIONEmotions, not facts, drive gun-law debate
Saturday, March 30, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A5 Rotary Club of St. Cloud Annual Rotary Club of St. Cloud Annual www.rotaryclubofstcloud.org April 5 April 7 ~ St. Cloud Lakefront033013.SNG Friday, April 5th 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Car nival and Food Concessions 5:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. Beer Sales Crabby Bill s Parking Lot Saturday, April 6th Safelight 2:00 p.m. Bass Fishing T ournament Launch from Chisholm Park 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. Ar ts & Crafts and Vendors Open Noon 10:00 p.m. Beer Sales Noon 10:00 p.m. Car nival and Food Concessions Open 10:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m. Enter tainment on Stage Crabby Bills Parking Lot 1:00 p.m. Legacy W eigh-In at Marina 2:00 p.m. Bass T ournament Weigh-In at Marina 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Poker T ournament & Casino Registration 2nd Floor Marina Building 5:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m. Poker T ournament & Casino Night 2nd Floor Marina Building Sunday, April 7th 10:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Ar ts & Crafts and Vendors Open 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Beer Sales 1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Car nival & Food Concessions Open Noon 4:00 p.m. Enter tainment on Stage Crabby Bills Parking Lot
Page A6, An interim CEO has been named at Osceola Regional Medical C enter Robert Bob Krieger has been named interim chief executive officer of Osceola Regional Medical Center. According to a hospital press release, Krieger brings more than 25 years of experience in hospital leadership roles to Osceola Regional. He previously served as CEO of Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach. Under his leadership, the hospital was recognized as one of the Top 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades and outscored state and national CMS Core Measure averages. Krieger has also worked at Humana Hospital Biscayne in Miami, and Humana Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He served as a consultant to hospitals in Texas and California. Born in New Jersey, Krieger lived and graduated from high school in Miami. He earned a bachelor of arts degree and a master in business administration from Florida State University. When it comes to healthcare, Krieger sticks to his motto: Its all about the patient, he said. story, as a cellphone number for her gave a recording that it was not a working number. The number attached to the call box at the front gate of her Hidden Harbor subdivision for the address listed in her DEO documents also was disconnected when visited this week. Hartig also is awaiting word from the Orange-Osceola State Attorneys Office about the results of a hacking investigation that the Osceola County Sheriffs Office forwarded to it for review. The School District and Sheriffs Office determined that the unique IP address for a computer belonging to Hartig logged into School Board Chairman Jay Wheelers School District email account just before 6 a.m. on Nov. 7. The Sheriffs Office forwarded felony charges of criminal use of personal identification information and offense against computer users, violations of state Statutes and third-degree felonies, against Hartig. The State Attorneys office has yet to render a ruling on the matter. It is already called Simpson Road from Fortune Road to 192. The east-west portion of highway from the intersection at 192 just west of the Osceola Heritage Park and crossed Bill Beck Boulevard will become Fortune Road, which is the name that road takes when it crosses the current Boggy Creek/Simpson Road intersection. When the name changes are all complete, Simpson Road will run north from 192 just west of the Floridas Turnpike interchange all the way to Boggy Creek Road, and Fortune Road will run west from Partin Settlement Road to 192 west of OHP. Fisher said the name change will coincide with construction work that will begin in six to nine months to improve (current) Boggy Creek Road intersections at Osceola and Boggy Creek. Well hold public workshops to get input, but we think its a good time to do this when were working on that part of the road, he said. Also at the March 11 meeting, Osceola Legislative Effort chairman Tom Franklin laid out the pareddown list of the priorities it will take to Tallahassee for the 60-day legislative session that began earlier this month. The three top priorities Franklin listed were to procure funding for an emergency services training facility at the Technical Education Center for Osceola County (TECO), which will be an $11 million project when fully funded, get start up and operations funds for a county mental health triage program and pay for stormwater improvement projects suggested by the Toho Water Authority. Franklin also read th e Commission a list of secondary issues, one of which included opposing the creation of a Central Florida Expressway Authority that would have a higher proportion of Orange County representation than any of the other counties represented, thereby hindering the inroads made by the Osceola County Expressway Authority to get roads on its master plan built. It picks the pocket of Osceola County in relation to Orange County, Franklin said. Other secondary items include insuring funding remains earmarked for projects to update Hoaglan d Boulevard, begin construction on the Kissimmee Intermodal Center in the downtown area and work toward the possible creation of a Valencia College campus in Poinciana. Franklin said the group will also be monitoring its issues and priorities as much as possible. 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Saturday, March 30, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A7 Osceola, St. Cloud advance at Klassic Sports briefsIt seems lately that every Wednesday or Thursday, when I write this column, the weather turns cold and thus the water temperature cools down. By the time you read the column on Saturday, its 80 degrees and the water temperatures are on the upswing again. I guess this is another of those weeks. Bluegills are spawning and a lot of crickets are being sold for bait. Along Kissimmee grass lines, especially on the south end of the lake, some good catches are being reported. Shell beds are a good bet also, if you know where to locate them. Ive been in several areas where you can actually smell the bluegills around their spawning areas. Bass fishing has been fairly good, considering the type of weather weve been having. With all the windy days weve had, spinner baits have been doing pretty good. 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Groupe was the quarterback for the Panthers from 1988-90 and was a multisport star at the school. Groupe, now living in Arizona with his wife and three children, recently was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer and he is undergoing aggressive treatment. Groupe and several local speakers will discuss lifes challenges at the reunion. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. For further information, contact Pebble (Groupe) Persico at pebblepersico@gmail. com or call 407-393-8341; or contact Ronnie Weismore at email@example.com or 407-340-9550.Storm OBC champCelebration has clinched its fourth consecutive Orange Belt Conference boys tennis championship. The Storm are led by No. 1 singles and doubles player Richard Cruz, who is unbeaten in conference play, and No. 2 singles player Jacob Glodde, also unbeaten in the conference. Dante Cruz, at No. 3 singles, and No. 4, Luis Penagos also went unbeaten in the conference.A-7 By Rick Pedone Sports Editor St. Cloud made a successful return to the Kissimmee Klassic softball tournament Thursday with a come-from-behind 9-8 win over Trinity Prep, and host Osceola rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge St. Petersburg Canterbury School, 3-2. Both teams play today, the final day of the 32-team tournament at the Osceola County Softball Complex. The Bulldogs, 10-6, played Cape Coral Ida Baker, a 4-1 winner over Davie Western, in the Gold bracket quarterfinals Friday. The winner plays in the semifinal round today at 10:45 a.m. Osceola, 17-2, advanced to the Blue bracket quarterfinals Friday against Chicago Marist, a 6-1 winner over Winter Springs. The winner plays today at 12:30 p.m. in the semifinal round. The Klassic concludes today with the Gold and Blue bracket championship games at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $10. The Lady Bulldogs trailed 5-0 Thursday before scoring four runs in the fourth inning and five more in the sixth. Sarah Crawfords solo home run jump started the Bulldogs and her two-run double in the fifth inning keyed that rally. Madison Urquoila had a two-run double in the fourth. Trinity Prep, which built a 5-0 lead thanks to a few St. Cloud fielding mistakes, returned the favor with six errors to help St. Cloud, 10-6, battle back. Lindsay Markham earned the win in relief. It was St. Clouds first appearance at the tournament since 2010. St. Cloud Coach Ray Whobrey said it was an important win for a young Bulldogs team that starts nine underclassmen, four freshmen. It was a big step for us. It was the first time this year I saw us show some maturity, Whobrey said. Kali Jones spurred Osceolas game-winning seventhinning rally with a leadoff double, her third hit of the night. 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Saturday, March 30, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A9 All-County girls basketball By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette Mention the word basketball to Julia Ingler and her face lights up immediately. A self-proclaimed gym rat, Ingler says she would rather play basketball than just about anything in the world. As a junior point guard for Harmony High, Ingler averaged more than 14 points a game and came within one game of leading the Longhorns to their first final four appearance. Ingler is t he Osceol a Gazette Girls High Basketball Player of the Year, an honor she shares with Osceola Highs Montana Bass. Basketball is my passion, and to be named Player of the Year is really exciting, Ingler said. I play on the same travel team with Montana, so its really cool to share the honor with her. Ingler was nothing short of spectacular for the Longhorns this season. The team finished with a 22-5 record, including a perfect 6-0 mark in regular season district play. The Longhorns won the district title before beating East Ridge and Poinciana in the regional tournament. Only a 37-24 loss in the 7A Region 2 final to Haines City, the same team that knocked the Longhorns out of the playoffs last season, kept the team from reaching the state tournament. That one hurt a lot, Ingler said. Despite not playing well, we were just three points down at the start of the fourth quarter and had a real chance to win. They went on a run and we didnt answer and it was frustrating. Still, Ingler played a key role in getting Harmony to that point. In the district final and in the first two rounds of regional play, Ingler scored 62 points including a game-high 24 against East Ridge in the quarterfinals and 21 against Poinciana in the semifinals. Its something Coach Paul Strauch said is in her DNA. Julia always steps up big in big games, Strauch said. And its not just her scoring. She always has the green light to shoot, but she understands the game. She sees the floor well and can find open teammates. Strauch said Ingler works well in the team system. As we started to get into district play, we would ask her to guard the other teams best player, he said. Sometimes she would be giving up 4 or 5 inches, but she wouldnt care or complain. The teams success is always her top priority. The Hamony coach pointed to one game as an example. The other team was playing a box-and-1 and had their best player guarding Julia. We told her to position herself in one corner to force the player to come out of the middle and guard her. A lot of star players would resent that, but Julia understood what we were trying to do and went with it. With four junior starters or key contributors coming back for Harmony, Ingler says getting to the final four is her immediate goal. We came within one game of getting there this past season, Ingler said. And it was a game we felt was winnable. I know we all will be dedicated to getting to Lakeland next season. And it is Inglers work ethic that could very well get the Longhorns to the promised land. We met after the season and talked about what we needed to do to get better, Ingler said. One of the things we felt we needed to do was to become a better shooting team and we were all challenged to take 20,000 practice shots each during the offseason. Its something I know we all are going to do. Strauch says that Inglers success comes from three places. Obviously, she is a skilled player. But more than that, it has been her work ethic and willingness to learn and be coached that has made her so outstanding, Strauch said. Shes our top player, but if you ask our players they will tell you the coaches get on her more than any other player. We do it because we know she wants to become a better basketball player and absorbs that constructive criticism like a sponge. Ingler averaged 14.4 points and made a team-high 67 3-point field goals. Although she says her goal is to help her team get to state next season, she also has a goal of playing college basketball. It would be a dream come true for me, Ingler said. I cant imagine not playing basketball.Harmony guard Julia Ingler plans to take 20,000 practice shots before next season.News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan Follow us on Twitte r Gym rats lead countys stars By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola County senior boys and girls b asketball player s turned in impressive performances at the Osceola County All-Star game Saturday at St. Cloud. The West out-gunned the East, 91-86, as all-star MVP Romelo Banks of Celebration scored 20 points and had 10 blocks. All-star selections Stone Treadwell (18) of New Dimensions, Josh Antoine (16) of Osceola and Zeke Cox (10) of Life Academy all contributed. Alex Forde of Osceola scored 10. All-star selections Kelvin Gueverra (20), of Harmony and Gateways Joel Brown (18) led the East. Gateways Teshawn Hodge scored 7. Forde (19) edged City of Lifes Tyler Travelute (18) in the 3-point shooting competition. In the girls contest, the Dark team edged the White, 53-49, as all-star selections Geri Navarro (16) and Brandii Walker (16), both of Poinciana, and Gateways Tiffany Charneco (10) led the way. All-Star MVP Jhosinoory Diaz (15) of Osceola led the Dark team and Osceolas Jameica Daniels (10) and Celebrations Tuesday Webb (10) were all-star selections. Celebrations Gabby Ortiz scored 11 points. Gateways Ashley Callazo (19) edged Osceolas Diaz (18) in the 3-point competition. Horns Julia Ingler thrives on basketball Basketball seniors showcased talents By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant once said that, Everything negative pressure, challenges is all an opportunity for me to rise. Perhaps no quote better describes Osceola Highs Montana Bass, the Osceola News-Gazette Girls Basketball Player of the Year, an honor she shares with Harmonys Julia Ingler. A 5-7 shooting guard/point guard, Bass overcame losing her home in a mid-January fire, but still managed to lead Osceola to a 21-7 record this season. It was a pretty horrible, Bass says of the Jan. 10 fire. The family traveled to Lake Minneola for Osceolas game that night when the fire broke out and ripped through the family residence destroying the home and almost all of the familys possessions. We were forced to move in with my grandmother for a few months while we located another house to rent, Bass said. It was a little cramped and just doing simple things like getting our homework done was difficult because my siblings and I had just one computer to share. All my basketball gear, including my practice uniform, was destroyed. Between home, school and basketball, it was pretty hectic. Bass said the Osceola community helped her and her family recover from the tragedy. I really give a lot of credit to my teammates, my classmates, and the whole community, Bass said. They really helped our family. We received donations from all over and it helped us return to normalcy. It can be argued that adversity builds character and despite playing with a lot on her mind, Bass responded by helping lead Osceola to a 20-win season, including wins in its last five regular season games. The season ended with a tough 58-55 loss to East Ridge in the district semifinals. Osceola rallied to take a fourth-quarter lead only to see East Ridge win in the last minute. They were a good team but we beat them twice in the regular season, Bass said. Its a tough way to end the season. Bass posted an outstanding season in all aspects of the game, averaging 15.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 3.8 steals per game. She drained 71 3-point field goals shooting almost 40 percent from behind the line all while splitting time between point guard and shooting guard. Montana makes no bones about what position she likes the most. Shooting guardI really like to score, Bass said. But playing team basketball is more important, so I was willing to play anywhere. Osceola Coach Barner Cooks has nothing but praise for Bass and her accomplishments. Montana has worked hard from day one since arriving on campus, Cooks said. She is extremely coachable, and has the determination to be the best at what she does. A rising senior, things will be different for Bass next season. The team graduates three senior starters this spring, meaning Bass will be asked to provide leadership next season. Were going to be really young next season and thats going to put me in a different role on the team, Bass said. But its something I am really looking forward to. I am going to have an opportunity to motivate and help our younger players next year. As for being named coplayer of the year with Harmonys Ingler, Bass said she was surprised. Its been a goal of mine since my freshman year, but I really thought I would have to wait. There were a lot of good players in the county this year and its certainly an honor to be even considered as a junior. Colleges have also been taking notice of Bass play. St. Josephs (Pennsylvania), Georgia Southern, and East Tennessee have already recruited Montana, and more likely will follow. Playing college basketball and hopefully in the WNBA has always been the dream, Bass said.Osceola guard Montana Bass likes to score, whether it is on a drive to the basket, like here, or from beyond the 3-point arc.News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan Players of the Year: Montana Bass (OHS) Julia Ingler (HHS)All-county team: Osceola: Jasmine Rios, Kimani Francois, Gabby Goeins. Harmony: Ragen Dotson, Rebekah Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Baur. Gateway: Tiffany Charneco, Ashley Collazo, Amanda Lopez, Jamie Olivo. Celebration: Gabby Ortiz, Tuesday Webb. St. Cloud: Yairaliz Hernandez, Allysa Best, Gabby Costas, Sarah Sullivan. Poinciana: Majjdah Barnett, Breyuna Walker, Brandii Walker, Geri Navarro, Tralonnie Tisdale. Liberty: Kadijah Brown. Heritage Christian: Kim Crespo. All-County girls basketball Osceolas Montana Bass excelled despite a house fire that displaced family
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Who would have thought that Abraham Lincoln was actually funny? All of those schoolboy impressions seem to make the 16th president a supremely serious individual, with the weight of the nation and a horrible, never-ending Civil War on his shoulders. Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) still carries the weight of the country on his impressive frame in the Steven Spielberg film, just out on Blu-ray/ DVD, but he is also shown as a man who loves to tell stories and get others to laugh. Lincoln (Dreamworks) focuses on the final months of the war and Lincolns life and his never-ending push to get the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery, the law of the land. It is an amazing time in American history, the White House has an open door policy, even with war raging, and seemingly, Americas political parties are the polar opposite of what they are today: Republicans, including Lincoln, are progressive and deemed radical, by the Democrats. Lincoln is crowded with outstanding performances, including, of course, that of Academy Award winner Lewis. Acting kudos also go to Sally Field as Mrs. Lincoln, Tommy Lee Jones as Thaddeus Stevens, Hal Holbrook as Preston Blair and David Strathairn as William Seward among others in the impressive cast. With the addition of Lincoln on Blu-ray, 2013 is shaping to be a boon year for lovers of the format with so many quality films from 2012 now available (including the already reviewed here Argo, Life of Pi, Moonlight Kingdom, Les Miserables, Zero Dark Thirty). Bonus features vary (Lincoln is available as a singledisc DVD, two-disc Blu-ray and three-disc Blu-ray). Features include: .50 CENTS Also this week: Terminator Anthology, all four films on Blu-ray Peter CovinoFilm Critic Section B Check out aroundosceola.com March 30, 2013 Lincoln is a Cadillac among other films TABLETOP DAYKISSIMMEEThe Central Florida Coliseum of Comics chain will host an event to celebrate International TableTop Day today, at all five Coliseum of Comics locations including Kissimmee. The event is open to the public and will include the opportunity to play board and card games, to learn new games, and to just have fun. For additional information, visit www.coliseumofcomics.com.PONCE DE LEONST. AUGUSTINE Spanish Explorer Ponce de Leon will again step foot on Floridas shore 500 years to the day of his original discovery of La Florida with several events in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra April -3. The event schedule includes planting the flag for Spain 500 years ago with colorful reenactments, cannon fire, a musket drill, officials from Florida and Spain and religious activities. The full-fledged re-enactment of the the landing is April 3 at 9 a.m. along St. Augustines Historic Bayfront. April 3 at 11 a.m. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine will celebrate the 500th anniversary of Ponce de Leons landing with a Mass led by St. Augustine Diocese Bishop Felipe J. Estvez and will feature the blessing of a Baptismal Font, which is a hand-masoned replica of the 15th century font used to baptize Ponce de Len in the City of Santervs. Spanish dignitaries and State of Florida representatives will attend the commemorative mass. Additional events: April 6 and 7: Ponce de Leon Celebration: La Fiesta de la Florida Colorful reenactments representing 500 years of Florida history will take place. Latin food, historic military demonstrations by the Historic Florida Militia, folkloric dancers from Hispanic countries and other live entertainment will be featured at various locations in St. Augustine. For more information about Ponce de Leons historic claim of La Florida, visit www. ponce500.com.FAMOUS ASTROLOGERORLANDO Renowned psychic/astrologer Ostaro makes his Central Florida debut at the Plaza Live Theater in Orlando in The Wonderful World of Ostaro, Friday. Ostaro has been an astrological and entertainment star for decades, with a loyal international clientele including celebrities, politicians, royalty, and icons of business and sports. He has his own TV show in New York, has made hundreds of media appearances, and has authored two books. 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The parade starts at 7:45 p.m. T he concert is at 8:30 p.m. By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor Before you head out to one of those wild, free-for-all Easter egg hunts, you just might want to consider a peaceful Saturday night at home with a couple of dozen of raw eggs and some Easter egg dye. And you dont have to buy one of those fancy pre-packaged kits either. The basics of egg-dyeing only require a package of multi-color food coloring, vinegar and boiling water. Just mix one-half cup of boiling water with a tablespoon of vinegar and 10 to 20 drops of food color in a cup, depending on the desired color. Repeat for each color. If you are feeling more ambitious, you can explore online for other techniques such as sponge painting, crackle color and even tie-dyeing. For those of you with kids, Kissimmee and St. Cloud both have Easter egg hunts scheduled for today (Saturday). My friends in the know, like Andrew Sullivan, Osceola News-Gazette staff photographer, brings his daughter to these insanely popular events, despite the bedlam. I guess that is part of the fun. In St. Cloud, the Eggstravaganza (there should be a law or something forbidding Egg in words like this) will be held today from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at Stephanie Leigh Rothstein Memorial Park. St. Clouds event has gotten so large it has been moved from Peghorn Nature Park to the Stephanie Leigh Park at 2701 Missouri Ave. Some 8,000 plastic eggs will be hidden with four age groups hunting for eggs. Three-year-olds kick things off at 9:15 a.m.; 4 to 5-year-olds get their turn at 9:30 a.m.; 6 to 7-years at 9:45 a.m. and 8-9 years is at Easter events in Central Florida to put a little hop in your step See Road, page B-3 Follow us on Twitte r www.twitter.com/OsceolaSport s Putting On Your DVDsPhoto/McMormickGet creative with t hat favorite Easter tradition, dyeing egg without buying f ancy egg c oloring kits. Mustangs & Mustangs returns Fantasy of Flight See Easter, page B-2No longer in its adolescence, Fantasy of Flights Mustangs & Mustangs: Legends Havin Fun aircraft and automobile show celebrates its Sweet 16th birthday on Saturday, April 13. It marks a milestone year for the popular, nostalgia-based event which is already considered one of the largest single day Mustang automobile show in Florida and the only event that showcases both the restored P-51 Mustang aircraft and Ford Mustang autos of all eras, ages and styles. The event takes place Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fantasy of Flight. Throughout the day, Mustang show cars will compete for first, second and third place trophies, as well as a Peoples Choice award. Meanwhile, rare, restored P-51 fighters will perform live aerial demonstrations. As well as watching the hot rods and fighter planes in action, guests also can take advantage of childrens activities, enjoy live entertainment, and snap photos with the classic cars, vintage airplanes and celebrity impersonators. Each year, approximately 450 Ford vehicles are registered in the show. Registered participants may have their vehicle photographed with a P-51 Mustang airplane, which is a highlight of the show each year, said Terry Blakely, President of the Imperial Mustangs of Polk County, presenters of the event along with Fantasy of Flight. Other Mustang clubs from across the Southeast will be participating as well. Admission to Mustangs & Mustangs is included in general admission to Fantasy of Flight; parking is $5. The show is open to all Fordpowered vehicles and registrations are currently being accepted. Visit www.fantasyofflight.com for price and registration details. A portion of the proceeds from car show registration will go to VISTE of Lakeland, Fla., an organization that provides services enabling the elderly to live independently in their own homes. Each year, Mustangs & Mustangs draws a loyal crowd of Mustang lovers, but this year, as we celebrate the Sweet 16th birthday of this event, we hope to share it with even more people, said Kim Long, General Manager, Fantasy of Flight. We welcome everyone to come out and enjoy a day of family friendly fun, marvel at these impeccably maintained cars and planes, stroll through Fantasy of Flight, check out our new Golden Hill exhibit, and test their bravado on our Wing WalkAir Ropes Course & Zip Line. Fantasy of Flight recently opened Phase II of its Golden Hill exhibit, more than 40,000 square feet filled with rare and vintage aircraft, aircraft parts and flight artifacts a veritable gold mine of aviation history. This treasure trove of valuable historical nuggets is named in reference to Silver Hill, the nickname for The Paul E. Garber Preservation, Restoration, and Storage Facility of the Smithsonian Institutions National Air and Space Museum in Suitland, Md. Among the residents of Golden Hill Phase II are amphibious aircraft, the PBY Catalina and Grumman Duck; the carrier-based Fairey Swordfish and Grumman Hellcat; the worlds earliest jets, Gloster Meteor and DeHavilland Vampire; and many more. Classic cars, classic planes highlight an April weekend Were on the bunny trail
Page B2, 10 a.m. Special Easter baskets will go to the child in each group who finds the golden egg. The cost is $2 per child and it includes the hunt, crafts and face painting. Refreshments and a photo with the Easter Bunny are available for additional cost. Kissimmees Easter Eggstravaganza kicks off at noon (If you hop to it from St. Cloud, your kid can go to both events) and continues until 3 p.m. at Shingle Creek Regional Park (2491 Babb Road). The Kissimmee event has a $5 admission but it includes the Easter egg hunt, face painting, bounce houses, games, candy and raffles. Call 407-518-2346 for more information. If you want even more screaming kids and eggs, the Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt is one of the areas largest (this is the 59th annual hunt) and it begins at 10 a.m. at Central Park with more than 10,000 stuffed eggs. For more information call 407599-3275. Today also is the Hippity Hop Adventure at the Central Florida Zoo, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information about the Sanford zoo event call 407323-4450, Ext. 136. Easter and brunches also go together quite nicely, and the Rosen Hotels in the Orlando area have again have their popular brunches scheduled, starting at $35.95 for adults. Easter Brunch at Rosen Plazas Hotel Grand Ballroom 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Rosen Plaza Hotel 407996-0256 Price: $35.95 plus tax and gratuity, children under 12 $15.95 plus tax and gratuity. Easter Brunch at Rosen Shingle Creeks Caf Osceola 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rosen Shingle Creek 407 996-6338 Price: $64.95 for adults; $29.95 for children ages 4-12; free for children 3 and under. Florida residents take 25 percent off. Easter Brunch at Rosen Centres Caf Gauguin 11 a.m. to 4 pm. The Rosen Centre Hotel (407) 996-9840 Price: $39.95 for adults; $16.95 for children ages 4-12; free for children 3 and under. Price does not include tax and gratuity. Another popular brunch is the Mediterraneanthemed Villa de Flora at the Gaylord Palm Resort. The Easter Brunch is held under the hotels glasscovered atrium and features a b uffet with traditional favorites and specialties including carved-to-order prime rib of beef au jus, honey-citrus glazed ham, roast leg of lamb with mint jelly, chilled oysters on the half shell, salmon, madeto-order omelets, and fresh selections from the Mediterranean Salad Market Place and Antipasti Station. Price: $58 adult, $24 child (ages 4-12). Complimentary self-parking included. Reservations required and space is limited. Call 407-586-1114 for reservations. SeaWorld SeaWorld Orlando will hold its annual Easter Sunrise Service tomorrow. Admission and parking are free, but an offering will be accepted at the end of the service to defray costs. Doors open at 5:30 a.m. The service is at 6:30 a.m. Optional Breakfast: Park Admission to SeaWorld after the service is not included. However, a special SeaWorld breakfast buffet with or without discounted park admission, is available this year. The event is held at the Bayside Stadium. Bok Tower Bok Tower Gardens will hold its annual Easter Morning Worship Sunday. Easter morning worshippers will be offered free admission from 6 a.m. 8 a.m. to experience the Gardens own sunrise service with the Lake Wales Chorale, bagpipes performance, live carillon performances and the sounds of the Celebration Brass Ensemble. A buffet breakfast will be served in the Blue Palmetto Caf following, for an addit ional f ee. boktowergar dens.org or 863-676-1408 Disney If you are feeling brave enough to tackle the spring break crowds at Walt Disney World, Sunday is the final day of a weeklong Easter celebration. At Magic Kingdom, Mr. and Mrs. Easter Bunny greet guests throughout the day at Bunny Lane (located next to City Hall) and join butterflies, flowers and dancing hippos for an Easter procession down Main Street, U.S.A. When they hop over to Epcot, the furry couple greets guests in the United Kingdom pavilion, w her e an egg hunt will be held daily. Easter egg hunts will round out the fun each day in Future World. The special weeklong celebration is part of Limited Time Magic, featuring 52 weeks of magical experiences big and small in 2013 that appear, then disappear as the next special surprise debuts at Disney Parks.EasterContinued from page B-1News-Gazette photo/Andrew SullivanThe Shingle Creek Regional Park in Kissimmee is one of two Easter egg hunt locations in the county today. St. Cloud will also host an egg event at Stephanie Leigh Park. 011213.cele EXCEPTIONAL & COMPASSIONATE CARE Find us on49 Blake Blvd. In Water Tower Shopping Plaza 407-566-8292Visit us online for more information.www.CelebrationVet.com Mon-Fri 8am-6pm Sat 9am-Noon Care Plans Now Available MISSION STATEMENT e Celebratio n Foundation works hand-in-hand with our neighbors to build a strong and caring Central Florida Community.Programs and Projects We support programs and projects that improve the quality of life for many individuals in Osceola County. www.thecelebrationfoundation.org 011213.CEL Donations Needed! Hope for Humanity (501c3 charity) FREE Pick Up407-507-3947Come visit us atHOPE THRIFT(Near mile marker 10 1/2 mile east of Old Town) Your donations feed & clothe people locally. 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Saturday, March 30, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B3 032113.TNG DVDSContinued from page B-1 free appraisal of your collectible. The restaurant in the cubhouse will also be open during the event. Kissimmee Bay is also the home of the great golf collection of GCS member, Burton Langley. If you are interested in setting up a table they are $20 each. Contact Gary Wyckoff, 937 593-1444. Email: email@example.com BUSINESS STARSKISSIMMEE The Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce will host the free admission networking event Business Under the Stars April 25, at Lakefront Park starting at 5:30 p.m. The event features businesses from Central Florida and includes refreshments and appetizers. Exhibitor tables are available. For more information contact Roberta Medina at 407-847-5573.FAMILY CAMPINGKISSIMMEETake the family camping at an overnight camping trip hosted by the Osceola County Historical Society April 13-14, at the Pioneer Village off of Bass Road. The price is $50 for a family of four and includes canoeing, dinner, breakfast and more. Check-in is between 10 am. to 2 p.m. April 13. For more information visit www.osceola.org or call 407396-8644.SIDESHOW SENSESMAITLAND One of the areas best dining/art shows returns to the Art & History Museum in Maitland April 6. The event features a progressive dinner prepared by celebrated chef Jamie McFadden of Cuisiniers; artists as they create works throughout the evening; surround yourself with creativity as you dine at unique, artist-created tables; explore the A&Hs Maitland Art Center campus, beautifully accented by Dazian Creative Fabric Environments; performances including fire-breathers, acrobats, and musicians featuring Phantasmagoria entertainers; bid on unique art and experiences; participate in a text message scavenger hunt, creation stations and a surreal photo booth. Tickets: $100 members, $130 nonmembers. For more information go to www.artandhistory.org or call 407-539-2181, Ext. 262. 4-disc Blu-ray combo (Bluray, bonus Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy) Bonus Features Include: Journey LincolnSteven Spielberg and collaborators discuss and excitement of bringing story of a complex and very presiHistoric mond, VirginiaSteven Spielberg and team discuss significance of mond, Virginia and Company Of acterDelve into Daniel DayLewis portrayal of Lincoln, and discover and openness created by actors PastExamine re-creation of Lincolns era period details in production design, costume LincolnFollow Steven Spielberg, cast and crew of film, from battle at Jenkins Ferry, epic in Lincolns FootstepsExplore films editing, sound design, and subtle yet poignant musical score by Williams, and discover relevant and 2-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-raty and DVD disc) Bonus Features Include: Historic mond, Virginia 1-disc DVD Bonus Features Include: Wyatt Earp Civil War was still a painful memory Wyatt Earp was a famous lawman taming The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp: The Complete Season Two (Inception Media) does a decent job is one of first, if not first adult Before wandered Ponderosa and even before Miss Kitty served Dillon at at Long OBrian, makes a fairly Earp (notably, Earp frequents various saloons in wild towns of Dodge City and but drinks only milk) in series plays out like a narrative, complete narraseason two starts, Earp is parting ways is now a peaceable town to apparently settled down in season one) and is now trying to do same town is ready for caretaker at local cemetery, Boot Hill, already been inSome of seems particularly 1950s staged, but manages to keep real by featuring notable ters as Bat Masterson, Doc Holliday and Ned Buntline Wyatt Earp song, one of more famous Western was co-written by multi-Oscar winning song writer Harry Warren (I Only Have Eyes For You, Jeepers Creepers, Youll Never Know) Overall, series looks fairly on my player, but are occasional lines and like, but mostly been restored to a degree exceeds anylike original are 39 episodes in five-DVD set and Inception plans on releasing all six seasons of Terminator Blu-ray Collection He promised would be is dered likeness) Blu-ray debut of Terminator Anthology, a multi-disc set, featuring all very successful started out beoriginal Terminator (1984) a budget of just film in series came out Terminator Salvation (2009) budget swelled to $200 four films a combined worldwide box I like second, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) best of four was bad guy in first film, returns as a reprogrammed updated model good guy sent back to save from destruction effects are great, action non-stop and a very complete story by director/co-writer/ producer James disc includes special extended versions of original film (as well as original), more 20 minutes added onto Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) is also, surprisingly good gger as an even more advanced sent back to battle an equally formidable back to kill Connor and film, Terminator Salvation, continues struggle Bale as Conner and yet er (one a likeness of Not surprisingly, film got weakest reviews of all four films, but still managed a box office of $371 million Fans wont care four films look good in Blu-ray on a big screen sound and improved dramatically after first film) and if you are a fan, you to set just for all bonuses include some 15 of bonuses If you Blu-ray separately, probably isnt new Easter Parade I wanted to get great Judy film, now on Blu-ray for first time, in earlier, but wanted it in before Easter, but If you love musicals, you wont mind Easter Parade, Steppin Out My Baby and combo, even is anniversary its Blu-ray debut and it features commentary by features Easter Parade: On Masters Judy RoadContinued from page B-1
Page B4, Whats new?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 407892-3335.AARP driver safety classAn AARP driver safety class will be Friday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1500 Village Oak Lane, Kissimmee, at the Senior Friends building near the Publix at Pleasant Hill and John Young intersection. Reserve your spot by calling Ron Menke at 407-944-9718. Its limited to the first 25 people.Church of God yard sale The Ocean Street Church of God will hold a yard and bake sale April from 6 at 8 a.m. The church is at 1211 Ocean St., Kissimmee, behind Krazy Verns Car Wash. For directions, call 304-660-4800 or 407-859-8347. AARP garage sale The Poinciana AARP Chapter 3520 is holding its annual garage sale April 11 and 12 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 403 Prestwick Place, the Golf Villas on the corner of Cypress Parkway and Marigold Avenue.Kissimmee Cribbage Club The Kissimmee Cribbage Club will hold an American Cribbage Congress National Tournament April 5, 6 and 7 at The Heritage Park Inn, 2050 U.S. Highway 192, Kissimmee, approximately one mile west of Floridas Turnpike exit. If you play cribbage and care to join the group, call Ray Wanke for further details at 407-433-6791. Holy Redeemer Church Fashion ShowThe Holy Redeemer ChurchCouncil of Catholic Women will host a Tea and Fashion Show April 20 at 1 p.m.. Fashions for men and women will be provided by Shores Department Store, Kissimmee. The Council will provide tea, finger sandwiches and goodies and there will be prizes.St. Cloud Relay for LifeThe annual St. Cloud Relay for Life event will begin Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at the St. Cloud Highs Gannarelli Field and end April 28 at 10 a.m. Teams will have booths and tents set up on the field to sell food and merchandise. Volunteers participate in games and walk to support cancer research. The public is invited.Osceola Regional Hospital Auxiliary Jewelry SaleThe Osceola Regional Hospital Auxiliary, Kissimmee, will sponsor its annual jewelry sale in the hospitals classrooms A and B April 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., and on April 12, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rings, necklaces, bracelets, assorted tote bags, scarves, childrens novelties, watches, purses and more are available starting at $5. The auxiliary members volunteer at the hospital and work to help many charitable causes. Dementia classAlzheimers disease most often comes to mind when discussing the topic of dementia, but there are other types including Frontotemporal Dementia. If a family member has received a diagnosis of Frontotemporal Dementia, come learn more about it, what to expect and how to cope. A special class on this topic will be Friday, April 12, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Osceola County Council on Aging located at 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. The class is free and is geared for the family caregiver. A monthly caregiver support group will also meet following the class from noon to 1:30 p.m., so bring a lunch if you wish to stay for the support group meeting. The class is free and reservations are not required, but respite is not available. Call Farah Sivolella at 321-434-7612 and press 6 if you have questions regarding the presentation or the support group. Osceola County Education AssociationRetired The OCEA-R nominations slate will be the main topic for Thursday, April 4, at the OCEA office at 1 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend. Bring your silent auction items and verify your member roster. RSVP by calling Carmen, Ann or Judy by April 2.St. Cloud Garden Club eventThe St. Cloud Garden Club April 6 starting at 7 a.m. will have a special event at 700 Indiana Ave., St. Cloud. On sale will be starter plants, potted plants, clay pots and dishes. There will be a bake sale and a yard sale in the annex building. At the lakefront there will be a caricature artist. All proceeds will be distributed among local charities. For more information, call 407-870-0671.Hooray for HollywoodA Hooray for Hollywood theme dance sponsored by Belles and Beaus Dance Club will be April 17 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Marks St. Recreation Complex, 455 E. Marks St., Orlando. Dress like a star in your black and white outfit and join in an evening of fun and dancing to ballroom, line, and Latin music by the Soft Touch. Refreshments will be provided. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $5 per person. For more information call 407277-7008.Reading Between the WinesReading Between the Wines is the signature fundraiser event of the Adult Literacy league and has grown to become known as an entertaining evening with best-selling authors, fine wines and delicious local cuisine. Author Steve Berry will be the featured guest April 11. The event will run from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and will be located at the Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando. For more information visit http:// adultliteracylegue.org/ or call 407422-1540.COOCSOn April 10 from 6 to 8 p.m., the Celiac/Crohns of Osceola Support will meet at Pro-Health Family Physicians, 3100 17th St. St. Cloud. There will be question and answer time with Dr. Basger Atiquzzaman. Refreshments will be served so the group is asking all who are attending to RSVP. For more information or to RSVP, email BTHOMAS@embarqmail.com or call Barb at 407-908-5607.Wills and Trusts seminarCapital Estates Educational Services will host a complimentary informational lecture presented by Wealth Preservation Associates. The topic for the presentation will be Wills and Trusts. The lecture information is provided purely as an educational service. No legal matters will be discussed and all requests for further information will be referred to appropriate legal counsel for individual consultation. The seminar will be April 16 starting at 6 p.m. at the Adult Learning Center of Osceola, 2320 New Beginnings Road, Kissimmee. Reservations are required. RSVP to Joe McQuaid at 407593-2243 or Tom Dalton at 407908-3708.Kiwanis GolfThe Kiwanis Club of Kissimmee will be sponsoring its fifth Annual Bluegrass Golf Tournament May 4. The tournament will take place at Kissimmee Bay Country Club. Tax deductible sponsorship opportunities are available. For sponsorship information or to enter the golf tournament, contact Larry Dykes (407-873-5684) or ldyk1940@ yahoo.com.German American ClubThe Osceola German Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Elks Club on Kings Highway in Kissimmee. Anyone interested in German culture and meeting new friends is welcome to join the group. For more information, call Kay at 407-931-1645.AARP driver safety classThe AARP will present a driver safety class May 10 for the benefit of senior citizens. The class is six hours long with a break for lunch. The class is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, 2906 17th St., St. Cloud. All senior citizens are invited to attend. After the class, the seniors can contact their auto insurance companies and get a discount on their policy. Cost of the class is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. The class is limited to 25 participants so you must call to register. Call 407957-1909 and talk to the instructor for registration. Bring your identification and AARP membership card.Clerk of Courts yard saleThe employees of the Osceola County Clerk of the Circuit Courts office will hold a multi-family yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 6 to benefit the employees social fund. The yard sale will be in the county courthouse complexs southeast parking lot off Bryan Street in Kissimmee. AARP free tax filingThe AARP tax aide program provides free tax filing to taxpayers age 50-over and to low-income taxpayers. This service continues through April 15 at the following locations and times: St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud: Mondays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Poinciana Community Center, 395 S. Marigold Ave., Poinciana: Mondays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Village Medical Center-H2U, 1500 Village Oak Lane, Kissimmee: Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Osceola County Council on Aging (Barney Veal), 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee: Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Polo Park Club House, 426 Polo Park Blvd., Davenport: Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m. Osceola County Central Library, 211 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee: Fridays, noon to 4 p.m. Robert Guevara Community Center, 501 Florida Parkway, Kissimmee: Fridays, 1 to 5 p.m. GOP of Greater CelebrationThe Celebration Republican Women Federated invite informed speakers to their meetings to discuss a variety of issues facing the nation. On April 17 at 7 p.m. at the 851 Building, Mark Oxner, former candidate for Congress, will review the history and purpose of the Second Amendment and citizens right to bear arms. RSVP to Michael Samulovitz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Friends of the St. Cloud LibraryFriends of the Library at the St. Cloud Veterans memorial Library are having a book sale April 4 through April 6. Hours are from noon to 8 p.m. on April 4; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 5; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 6. Bag sale day is April 6 ($2 per bag of books). Line DancingThe 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 are both available. Basic knowledge of line dance steps is required. All ages are welcome. A donation of $2 is requested. For more information call 407408-5039.New York Artist ShopNo cost creative writing classes/ meetings with a focus on poetry will be led by local poet George Bishop at 6:30 on Thursday nights. If you are a poet, have written poetry in the past, or just enjoy the messages poetry and poetry alone can suggest to us, than this class is for you. For more information call Denise at 407-957-1583.Easter ExtravaganzaSt. Cloud Nazarene Church at 751 19th St. is inviting the public today from 10 a.m. to noon for a morning filled with fun for the whole family. Come out for an egg hunt, bouncers, photos with the Easter Bunny, and more all free. Registration for the egg hunt begins at 9:15 a.m.Narcoossee Historical SocietyThe Narcoossee Area Chapter of the Osceola County Historical Society meets every first Monday of the month starting at 6 p.m. in the Narcoossee Community Center, 5354 Rambling Road, Narcoossee. The first project is to protect and restore the 1886 Narcoossee Schoolhouse. For more information call 407-5956727 or contact lisaliu@embarqmail. com .Disabled American Veterans #148The DAV Service Officer is available every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. to help with your military benefits needs. Barn Yard Bingo is held the first and third Saturday of the month starting at noon. Cost is $20 for 2 cards. Every Friday is Red Shirt Friday. Wear a red shirt to show your support for our military troops serving overseas. On the first and fourth Friday $1 longneck drinks will be available for those who come in wearing a red shirt. Disabled American Veterans #148 is located at 21 E. Keen St., Kissimmee. For more information Kowtown crew St. Cloud Nazarene Church at 751 19th St. is inviting the public today from 10 a.m. to noon for a morning filled with fun for the whole family. Come out for an egg hunt, bouncers, photos with the Easter Bunny, and more all free. Registration for the egg hunt begins at 9:15 a.m.Easter Extravaganza News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan Above, staff members from Kissimmee Main Street at the 130th Kissimmee Kowtown Festival on March 16 are pictured with the events barbecue competition winners in downtown Kissimmee. There also was a hot dog eating contest, free birthday cake and live entertainment. Whats happening? C OMMUNITY C OMMUNITYSee additional Community Events/News at www.aroundosceola.com See Community, page B-5 65th Anniversary Johns Born and raised in Kissimmee, Ford and Jo Johns r ecently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. The have five children, eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Saturday, March 30, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B5 call 407-846-4141.Church of Christ Free DVDsIf you are interested in receiving the free DVDs, What Must I do to be Saved and Searching for Truth then call 407-344-9027 or write to 1552 Palmetto Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34744.Poker RunTeam Rayzors Edge of the A merican C ancer S ocietys Relay for Life of St. Cloud will be having their 3rd annual Poker run on April 14. At this Poker Run the team will auction off items donated as well as having a chance drawing. The team will be serving food and offering vendor spaces as well as sponsorships for the T-shirts. They are looking for donations to make this year a success. Their goal is $7,500.00. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life. For more information call Traudi Rayzor at 407-4601072 or Robin at 407-3195980, or visit www.facebook. com/Rayzorsedge .50 Years in the MinistryCome join the celebration in the honoring of Rev. William Stones 50 years in the Ministry. The celebration will be April 7 at St. Cloud High School. The service will start at 10 a.m. For more information contact David Beal at 407-3252915. St. Cloud Senior Center eventsThe following events are sponsored weekly by the St. Cloud Senior Center: Monday Nights there will be Social Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in hall A. Live bands are present all Mondays, all year, but are subject to hall maintenance scheduling. A donation of $4 per person is requested. Saturday Nights there will be a country dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in hall A. Live bands are present November through April. A donation of $4 per person is requested. Other months music will be by DJ and admission is free. All ages are welcome.BingoBingo is held every Wednesday in the VFW Post 3227 hall. Early bird games begin at 6:30 p.m. with regular bingo starting at 7 p.m. Call the post at 407-8926761 for membership eligibility information and upcoming events.GriefShare The GriefShare recovery See Community, page B-6CommunityContinued from Page B-4 ObituariesFor daily obituaries and services please visit our Website: www.a ro undosceola.com CANNON Mrs. Te resa M. Leopardi nee Cannon 82, of Kissimmee, FL passed away on Tu esday, March 26th, 2013.At the Families request in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice 105 Arneson Avenue Auburndale, FL 33823. Arrangements under the direction of Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home and Crematory, 3175 Pleasant Hill Rd., Kissimmee, FL 34746. www.osceolamemgds.com HILLA Elizabeth A. Hilla, 89, of St. Cloud, FL passed away on March 25, 2013.A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tu esday, April 9, 2013, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Cloud, FL.T he family will receive friends from 3:00 5:00 p.m., on Monday, April 8, 2013 in the Osceola Memory Gardens St. Cloud Chapel. Arrangements under the a direction of Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Crematory, 2000 Thirteenth Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769. (407) 957-2511 www.OsceolaMemGds.com MARTIN Candi Ly nn Martin, 33, of, St. Cloud, passed, away on We dnesday, March 27, 2013. Arrangements under the adirection of Osceola Memory Gardens, 2000 Thirteenth Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769. (407) 957-2511 www.OsceolaMemGds.com MINTZ Mr. Michael E. Mintz, 59, of Saint Cloud, FL,p assed away on We dnesday, March 27th, 2013 at his residence. Graveside Services will be held at Osceola Memory Gardens, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Rd., Kissimmee, FL, at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5th, 2013.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org/donate. Arrangements are under the artful care of Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 2000 Thirteenth Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769. (407) 957-2511 www.OsceolaMemGds.com WELLS Mrs. Isidora Wells, 89, of, Kissimmee, passed away on Monday, March 25, 2013. Arrangements are under the artful care of Osceola Memory Gardens, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744. (407) 847-2494 www.OsceolaMemGds.com SIMMONS Richard Glenn Dick Simmons, a wellknown state lead er and com munity servant, died of natural causes Tu esday, March 19, 2013. Dick, who was always happy to be a sixth generation Floridian, was 84. He served for 35 years as a city manage r, all in the state he loved. During his 35 years he managed the cities of Davenport, Haines City, Winter Park, Melbourne, We st Palm Beach and Kissimmee. Upon retirement, Dick retur ned to his city of birth where he remained active and influential in Florida government organ izations until his death. He was a member of the Inte r national City Management Association (ICMA) for more than 50 years and the Florida City and County Management Association (FCCMA) where he served in all offices, including President. Among his many awards are two Inte rn ational awards The ICMA Cookingham Award for Career Development, and the Distinguished Service Award. He was elected by the ICMA/FCCMA in 1991 as a Range Rider and had been the Florida Coordinator since 2000.Many leaders through out the state have attributed his personal influence and investment in them as the foundation upon which they have launched and built their careers. Always an active churchman, Dick was a member of First United Methodist Church of Kissimmee where he served in many capacities. He was a past President and member of the Kiwanis Club for 61 years and served as Key Club Advisor where he loved working with young people who are the future leaders of our state. Upon retirement, he also assisted with the Christian Ministry Center for the homeless, was on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, was a member of the Board and President of the Osceola Opportunity Center, a member of the Silver Spurs Riding Club, and an active member of The Pioneer Center in Kissimmee. Dick was married for 58 years and is survived by his wife Kay Upson Simmons. He is also survived by a sister, Nina Sue Crowell of Pikeville, TN; two Daughters and their husbands, Sandra and Robert Goy of Albuquerque, NM; Susan and David Huggins of Kennesaw, GA; two granddaughters, Amy and Angie Huggins; one grandson, Christopher Goy. Services to celebrate the lif e of Dick Simmons were held Saturday, March 23, at First United Methodist Church of Kissimmee.4 Inte rm ent was followed in the Garden of Devotion at Osceola Memory Garden s Cemetery.Services have been entrusted to the care of Osceola Memory Garden s Funeral Home, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee. 407-847-2494 www.osceolamemgds.co JANICELEEWAGNERJanice Lee Wa gner, 81, of Kissimmee passed away Tu esday, Marc h 26, 2013. She was born in Che boygan, Mich igan and moved to Kissimmee in 1958 from Detroit, MI. Janice was a homemaker, a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Council of Catholic Women, Project 5000, worked at the Religious Articles Counte r, Bingo, and visited the sick. Janice is survived by her loving husband Ernest J. Wa gner of Kissimmee and devoted mother of daughters: Kathleen Kimball of Lady Lake, FL, Doreen Wa gner of Orlando, FL, Marg aret Marion Penny Wilson (Michael) of Kennesaw, GA, Ly nn Rodriguez (Robert) of Kissimmee, FL; brother: Jack Lockey of Kissimmee, FL; sister: Marg aret Becker (Richard) of Michigan; 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 1, 2013 from 5:00 P. M. to 7:00 P. M. at Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tu esday, April 2, 2013 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, 1603, N. Thacker Ave, Kissimmee, FL with Fr. Ti mothy P. LaBo as Celebrant. Inte rm ent will follow at Osceola Memory Gardens Cemetery, Kiss immee. The Wa gner family is being cared for by: Conrad & Thompson Funeral Home, 511 Emmett Street, Kiss-immee, FL 34741. 407-847-3188www.conradandthompson.co Assisted Living Facility License # 12300 9309 S. 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Page B6, CommunityContinued from Page B5 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 is the Community Church at Good Samaritan Village, 1441 Hoeger Circle, Kissimmee, Friday mornings from 10:00-11:30 a.m. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include, The Journey of Grief, When Your Spouse Dies, Why?, and Stuck in Grief. These support groups are open to people of all faiths who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, please feel free to contact Nancy Boss at 407-873-1067, or by email at email@example.com.Take Pounds Off SensiblyTake Pounds Sensibly, or T.O.P.S., is a support group to help those wanting to lose weight and get healthy. Meetings are every Wednesday from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Senior Center Annex, 8th St. and Indiana, St. Cloud. The annual yard sale will be March 2 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Annex. For more information,call Jane Pearce at, 407-9572865.Fish Fry dinnerThe Intercession City Civic Center Association is hosting a Fish Fry Dinner April 13. The dinner will be at the Civic Center in Intercession City at 1531 Immokalee St. The cost is $8 per person.American Legion eventsThe American Legion of St. Cloud Post 80, 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Cloud, will have the following events: On Mondays, Bingo will be held starting at 6 p.m. in the smoke-free Civic Hall. On Tuesdays, dart tournaments will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays are Italian Dinner Night from 5 to 7 p.m. On Thursdays, there will be free pool, dinner specials from 5 to 7 p.m., $1 drafts, and Trivia Game Night starting at 8 p.m. On Fridays, there is free shuffleboard from 3 to 7 p.m. See Community, page B-7 What yo u re look ing for is her e. 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Please call Nicole & Frank1-888-969-6134 A ANIMALS firstname.lastname@example.org www.OsceolaPetEmergency.comHours are Monday Friday 6PM-7AM Saturday 12PM Monday 7AM 24 hours on all holidays.We also offer low cost spay/neuters and low cost vaccinations A ANNOUNCEMENT A ATTORNEYS 100 Church Street BANKRUPTCYForeclosure/Loan Mod Wills/Trusts/Estates Medicaid Planning Brian Michael Mark, PAAttorney at LawPracticing Since 1971 FREE CONSULTATION 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. Kissimmee, FL 34746 321-402-6684 OR 407-933-1794 November-April 8:15am & 11:00am Traditional 9:40am Contemporary May-October 9:40am Contemporary 11:00am Traditional Hispana-Brasilera Primera Iglesia Metodista Unida 10:30am FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHKissimmee 101 West Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.The people of The United Methodist Church 032813.TNG FAMILY DENTISTRY 2618 13TH ST., ST. CLOUD, FLL 34769 directly across from Kentucky Fried Chicken & Dairy Queen Dr. Lizette Morad really cares! Call Today For Your Appointment 407-957-5344 Lizette M. Morad, D.M.D041412.SNG Restore YOUR SmileLady Dentistwith the gentle touch of a
Saturday, March 30, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B7 CommunityContinued from Page B-6 Prime rib dinners are the first and third weeks from 5 to 8 p.m., and karaoke is weekly starting at 8 p.m. Saturdays there will be Road Kill Bingo on the first and third weeks, NY Strip Dinner on the second and fourth weeks and Fish Fry Dinner on the first week. On Sundays, there will be a full breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. and Bar Bingo from 2 to 4 p.m. Post 80 is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. If you are a veteran, the spouse, son or daughter of a veteran, you are invited to speak with American Legion Post 80 regarding membership in the American Legion, Auxiliary, Riders or Sons of the American Legion. For more information call the Post at 407-892-8808 or Mike Turco at 352-572-1261.Church offeringCome enjoy a free meal at 6 p.m., a short service at 7 p.m., and a giveaway of groceries following the end of service every Wednesday at the Altar St. Cloud Vineyard Church at 1215 Old Hickory Tree, St. Cloud. S SCOOTERS & WHEELCHAIRS SCOOTERS & WHEELCHAIRSIndependent Repairs407-319-8687 Used Scooters Available Lift Installations & Repairs R REALTY SERVICES D DERMATOLOGYThe Personal Attention You Deserve... Dr. Chris Manlio, FAOCD Board Certied in Dermatology Fellow of American Mohs Society John H. Levasseur, PA-C Board Certied Specializing In General & Pediatric Dermatology for over 15 years Same Day Appointments3131 Innovation Dr.St. Cloud, FL 34769PH: 407-910-4710 Fax: 407-201-7983 222 Broadway, Suite 202Kissimmee, FL 34741PH: 407-910-4710 Fax: 407-201-7983Ofce Locations:10437 Moss Park Rd., Suite BOrlando, FL 32832PH: 407-802-1100 T TRAVELFor Further Information ContactRoxanne Graham email@example.com Includes Round-trip air from New York, 6 Nights at hotels, 12 meals, Sightseeing per itinerary motor coach, Services of English-speaking tour escort, And entrance fees per itinerary 8 Day Holy Land PilgrimageNovember 1-8, 2013*2209.00 per person (dbl occ) P PRESCHOOL P PERSONAL TRAINER MAXFIT ~ PERSONALIZED TRAININGMAX RUBERA PERSONAL TRAINER407-709-4558ONE ON ONE PERSONAL TRAINING BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED CLASSES C CHILDREN-PEDIATRICIAN Ruben A. Gonzalez-Florin, MD, FAAPProtecting the health of our future, one precious child at a time. Pediatrician, Board Certified well-being of newborns 18 years. www.kidmdpediatrics.com Free Tote Bag KidMD Pediatrics, LLC R RHEUMATOLOGIST Dr. Abdul Aziz, M.D.HAS MOVED!1400 W. Oak St. Suite B Kissimmee 34741(opposite Oak St. post ofce Kissimmee)407-343-5558 What yo u re look ing for is her e. T HE GUIDE T HE GUIDE Y 2 QUARTS FOR $100 STRAWBERRIES! Favorite Farms is now open for UPICK Located in Plant City area on McIntosh Rd (Exit 14 I-4). 1.5 miles north.7AM-6PM DAILY Dan Soto 407-301-4923 Owner Jeff Kovach 407-572-5215 Coach John Kovach 407-572-5251 Gym Administrator SPARTANUNDERGROUND Melissa 609-992-0705 Coach/Trainer 032813.TNG NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF THE FULL COST OF SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT WITHIN THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012, PURSUANT TO 62-708 OF THE FLORIDA ADMINISTRATIVE CODE. RE SIDENTIAL: PER HOUSEHOLD COLLECTION: $103.52 RECYCLING: $84.70 DISPOSAL: $47.39 THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE PROVIDES SOLID WASTE SERVICES TO THOSE WHO ARE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS ONLY. ALL NON-RESIDENTIAL SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY WASTE MANAGEMENT THROUGH A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE, WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS.033013.SNG
Page B8, Easter Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time. Martin LutherMay the season of new beginnings and hope bring peace and joy near and far. Happy Easter Family www.trinitychurchandschool.com Trinity Church/ SchoolHwy. 192407-847-42043016 W. Vine Street, KissimmeeEaster ServicesMarch 28th Maundy Thursday7:00 p.m.March 29th Good FridayViewing Passion of The Christ: Noon Traditional Good Friday Prayers: 7:00 p.m.March 30th Easter Vigil 7:00 p.m.March 31st Easter Sunday7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.Easter Breakfast is being served from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in our Family Life Center. Well be serving French Toast, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Fruit Salad, and beverages. The cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Join us!All Services with Communion Church of St. Luke & St. Peter 2745 Canoe Creek Road, St Cloud, FL407-892-3227 EASTER SERVICES8 a.m. Traditional Celebration 9:30 a.m. Family Celebration Childrens Program Easter Egg HuntGOOD FRIDAY SERVICESNoon & 7 p.m. Episcopal He has risen! He has risen indeed!He has risen! He has risen indeed! Grace Lutheran Church and School Easter Services 7:00 & 10:00 Spanish Service 12:00Grace Lutheran is the place for you! Come worship with us. 1123 Louisiana Ave., St Cloud, FL 34769407-892-4653Easter Service, Sunday 7:00am & 10:00am Spanish Worship Service 12:00pmMember LCMS ST. CLOUD PREsSBYTERIAN CHURcCH ST. CLOUD PREsSBYTERIAN CHURcCH 10th St. and Indiana Ave., St. Cloud, FL407-892-2813 Traditional Easter Worship10:00 AM Wonderful Music! Great for Families!Easter Easter EasterWorship Worship Worship Community Sponsored by St. Cloud Presbyterian, El Buen Vecino, and Lake Nona FellowshipLocation: On Narcoossee Road at Ralph Miller Road 4965 Ralph Miller Road An Inspiring Easter Message Dynamic Christian Soloists Oldest and Best Attended Community Sunrise Service in the Area!Sunday, March 31st, 6:30 AMEaster Sunrise Service Easter Sunrise Service Easter Sunrise ServiceCome Celebrate the Rising of the Son Amidst the majestic oaks! First United Methodist Church Easter Sunday Worship Times6:30 a.m. Sunrise Serviceheld at Kissimmee Lakefront, near the gazebo8:15 & 11:00 a.m.Traditional Worship9:40 a.m.Contemporary Worship Open hearts: Open minds: Open doors. The People of The United Methodist Church. 101 W. Dakin Ave. Kissimmee, FL 34741407-847-3700www.kissimmeefumc.orgJesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.