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Serving Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Harmony, Narcoossee, BVL Lifestyles Editor Peter Covino reviews the Blu-ray Mad Max trilogy.... Page B-1Lifestyles Poinciana track dedicated to Mal HarpellPage A-9Sports 117TH YEAR SATURDAY EDITION 50 CENTS JUNE 1, 2013 County making more room for health careThe Center for Women and Family Health at Stadium Place broke ground Wednesday to care for the 27 percent of Kissimmee residents that are uninsured, a number that is growing See page A-5 Index CountyPa 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 A5, Local ne ws Pa ge C1, Classi ed Pa ge C3, L egals Pa ge B6, O bit ua riesAre you prepared for hurricane season? No, its too early. Yes, Im ready. I wait until I know there is a storm coming. I plan on doing it soon. Vote at www.around osceola.com Results from the May 25 Question of the week: Do you think this years Osceola County high school graduates will find life more difficult than their parents did? Yes. 85.7% No. 12.7% Im not sure. 1.6% I have no opinion. 0% Photo page Chief Photographer Andrew Sullivans collection of 2013 Osceola County High School graduation ceremony photos are in this edition of the News-Gazette. See page A-6 For the latest activities, events and classes, see...Page B-4Community By Ken Jackson Staff W riter Has our hurricane season luck run out? Meteorologists, emergency operations personnel and informed Central Floridians will spend the next six months with their eyes to the skies and seas as the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season begins today. Last year, Central Florida received brushes from Tropical Storms Debby and Isaac and a glancing blow from Hurricane Sandy as it skirted up the coast on its way to devastating the Mid-Atlantic.Active hurricane season begins today News-Gazette P hoto/ A ndrew S ullivanG iovanni Gio S anc hez, who r ides the ramps on his bike at t he skate park in Mark E. Durbin Park at Lakeside daily gets vertical o ff of one of t he sculpted c oncrete quarter pipes during a run May 22. Use of the facility is free to the public, a nd t here also will be an event t here J une 21 by the Kissimmee Parks, Recreation and public Facilities Department as part of National Go Skateboarding Day.Wonder wheels By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Experience Kissimmee, Osceola Countys department of tourism development, has been thrown into another round of flux with the announcement that its executive director, Shelley Maccini, has resigned. County Manager Don Fisher reported that within the last week he had accepted her resignation shortly after the countys Tourism Development Council meeting om May 21. At that meeting, like the Board of County Commissioners meeting the day prior, there was discussion about the possible privatization of Experience Kissimmee. But, Fisher said that wasnt related to Maccinis resignation to take another tourism industry position. She said she felt it was time to move on, Fisher said. In her best interest and of that of the organization, we accepted her resignation effective immediately. He said that Tracy Ward, the departments director of sales and marketing, would be serving as interim director, and that Deputy County Manager Beth Knight also would provide some oversight. He also noted that the position wont be filled permanently until a three-month study recommended by county staff and authorized by the County Commission, designed to better clarify the departments best mode of governance. This way we can plug holes in its strategic mission and make any modifications to its operation before choosing its next director, Fisher said. The announcement came as sudden to both Fisher and TDC Chairman Brian Wong, who said he did not receive final confirmation of Maccinis resignation until leaving on a South American business trip. He said his reaction was one of surprise.Osceola tourism dept. chief abruptly quits Not due to privatization talks, county officials say Photo/EOCOsceola County Emergency Management officials and volunteers from its community partners participate in a hurricane exercise testing the setup of distribution points last week at Partin Triangle Park. The county drilled for the stations, which will distribute ice and power in the event of massive power outages from a hurricane or other disaster.Florida has 71 percent chance of getting hit, forecast says See Hurricane, page A-2 See T ourism, page A-3 By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff W riter The Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law, signed by Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday, gives Osceola County law enforcement the power to combat the biggest distraction on the road. The law makes texting while driving a secondary offense. This means that after pulling a driver over for reckless driving, speeding, or any other offense, the officer also can add p oints to t he drivers license if texting was linked to the first offense. Officers also can search cell phone records if the accident resulted in an injury or death. Texting while driving is a known danger to the public. This law will help us to enforce and educate those offenders in an attempt to make our roadways safer, said Osceola Sheriff Bob Hansell. Before the law, there was very little law enforcement could do to specifically crack down on texting while driving. In many incidents, officers only could write down the cause as a distraction. With this new law, officers will have a small foothold in reducing this distraction, and also opens the state to stricter laws concerning cell phone u se w hile d riving in the future. As a father and a grandfather, texting while driving is something that concerns me when my loved ones are on the road. The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the deadliest days on the road for teenagers. We must do everything we can at the state level to keep our teenagers and everyone on our roads safe. I cannot think of a better time to officially sign this bill into law, said Gov. Rick Scott in a press release on Tuesday. A driver who texts while on the road is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a driver that doesnt text, according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. And cell phone distraction also counts for 18 percent of fatalities on the road, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law will be go into effect Oct. 1. Authorities ready to enforce texting lawPolice arrested a Kissimmee man on Tuesday after stabbing his neighbor several times in the front yard of his home. Osceola County Sheriffs deputies arrested Hector R amos, 3 4, and c harged him with attempted murder. Deputies responded to a disturbance on Jones lane in Kissimmee Tuesday evening. They found the victim sitting in a large amount of blood outside of a Jones Lane home, and airlifted him to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition. As the deputies questioned Ramos, who lives in the neighboring home, he told them that the victim would consistently come over his house to threaten him and demand money and drugs, according to Sheriffs Office spokesperson Twis Lizasuain. This time, the victim requested a glass of water and insisted to enter Ramos house. When the victim wouldn t leave, Ramos went inside his house for a kitchen knife Kissimmee man jailed on attempted murder charges Police news See Police, page A-5 Ramos
Page A2, The last time Florida was affected by a landfalling hurricane was Wilma in 2005, one year after a train of storms etched forever in residents minds Charley, Frances and Jeanne struck Osceola County in succession. As forecasters predict an active storm season, the chances of Florida being in the crosshairs increase. Colorado State Universitys William Gray and Philip Klotzbach, call for a potentially hyperactive season with 18 named storms, nine hurricanes, four major hurricanes. They cite above-average sea surface temperatures in main development areas, low wind shear and a lack of El Nio conditions developing in the peak of the season to enhance tropical cyclone activity. According to the duos other research, in a given year Orange and Osceola counties have a 16.7 percent chance of receiving tropical storm-force gusts (up to 74 mph), 4.6 percent chance of hurricane gusts (up to 110 mph) and 1.7 percent chance of major hurricane gusts (over 111 mph). Updated for this year, Florida has a 71 percent chance of being impacted by a hurricane this year and a 34 percent chance of being hit by a major hurricane (Category 3-5), numbers higher than average climatology (51 and 21). With the active storm months approaching, Gov. Rick Scott called on Florida families to form a plan now to keep loved ones safe should a hurricane strike Florida. Last year was predicted to be a slow season, but with three weather events impacting Florida, as well as the landfall of Hurricane Sandy, we saw firsthand how one storm can significantly alter a community, he said Thursday at a press conference in Miami. Preparing for the upcoming hurricane season should be a priority for every Florida family, and thats why its so important families get a plan. Osceola County utilities and emergency personnel have been reviewing and testing their own plans leading into hurricane season. Kissimmee Utility Authority held its annual company-wide disaster drill in April, and the Emergency Operations Center participated in a hurricane exercise last week jointly with Brevard County. In that exercise, a Category 4 storm that struck the coast proceeded westward into Osceola County and produced winds over 100 mph and gusts to 120 mph for a period of 10 hours. EOC Director Rich Collins and his department ran through response and recovery checklists that involved staging volunteers, setting up points of distribution for ice and water and getting utilities back online. Emergency Management Specialist Daniel Tohorton said a test of the Volunteer Reception Center, a clearinghouse for expected goods and manpower in the wake of a major storm, run as part of the hurricane drill also went well. It was the first time we tested it, but after the recent Oklahoma tornados we felt it was important to have a welltested process, he said. We learned a lot and our community partners and participating organizations gave us great feedback. Collins said a real storm of this nature would cause $6 billion in damage in Osceola County alone. While Jeanne in 2005 was the only major hurricane to strike the east coast between Lake Okeechobee and the Georgia/South Carolina line in the last century, plans must be formed for one. If you have a plan to prepare for this, you should be able to respond to a smaller storm, he said, noting that the attention the start of hurricane season gets is good to get residents in the preparing mood. People tend to wait, but the last minute is not the way to plan for a hurricane. Emergency management will do its best to inform residents of a threat, weather or otherwise. Locally, real-time information will be available at the countys emergency management website (mysafety.osceola.org), citizen hotline (407-742-0000), Facebook page (facebook.com/ OsceolaEOC) and Twitter feed (@OsceolaEOC). Being connected to information is important. And having a plan is huge, Collins said. If you live in a mobile home, do you have a place to go? Where do you take your pets? That planning should begin today. Among the considerations, according to safety experts: Check if you are in a flood-prone area. The catchphrase for hurricanes is, Run from the water, hide from the wind. Take note if youll have to evacuate. Plan your escape route. Share it with friends and family. Get your property ready now Your home is your shelter if youre riding out a storm there. Inspect the roof for aging shingles. Prune dead branches and those near the house away from trees, and clear growth from the center so wind can pass through easier, reducing risk of uprooting. Water will need somewhere to go, too, so clear gutters and downspouts. Do this work now rather than in the heat of midsummer or in the stress of an imminent storm. Take stock of supplies. Flashlights, batteries, canned food and water (authorities suggest three days per person) and grill fuel (propane or charcoal) are storm season necessities, but they take up space. Accumulate through the year, then top off for need if a storm is coming, keeping in mind others will be at stores depleting stock. Plan for pets. Osceola County will have pet-friendly storm shelters. But they can fill up as coastal residents may evacuate inland. Try to find a friend or relative you can take a pet to, leaving shelters as a last resort. Fill prescriptions. Look into securing 90-day supplies of essential medications, especially during storm season. If you get a generator, learn how to use it. It must be run outside in a well-ventilated area to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Be ready to act. When a storm is bearing down, trips to buy plywood for windows (now is a good time to measure them), fill gas tanks and cans and wallets with cash will need to be made but everyone else will be doing the same, straining supplies. Get a weather radio. They are worth their weight in gold, Collins said, noting that aside from providing breaking weather information, they can alert your family during the night in case of an emergency. Think about insurance issues. Consider a weather and fire-proof safe for important documents. If possible, scan and email them to relatives in another area. Walk your home with a camera and make a video of its contents; keep that in the safe or maintain it digitally. 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Saturday, June 1, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A3 It was not something I expected, he said. I have offered my full support to Beth Knight and Don Fisher and hope to see the Experience Kissimmee team continue to execute successfully on the many initiatives already in progress as we have an important summer season about to start. We need to keep our eye on the ball as the marketplace is very dynamic. Wong, who also is a hotelier on the West 192 corridor, noted he and Mark Miller, who owns and operates the Arabian Nights dinner attraction show on West U.S. Highway 192, have been asked to be on the committee that helps decide the new structure. Wong also said hed like the 90-day study to be completed before any major decisions are made regarding the countys tourism marketing arm. We must be respectful to the employees currently at Experience K issimme e who are confused and worried about all these conversations about privatization and restructuring, he said. There has been a pivot and renewed focus by the county, TDC, and the tourism industry on the Experience Kissimmee organization and how we measure its effectiveness and are there creative new strategies we can employ to lower our cost of acquiring room night growth. All of this ties into the West 192 Redevelopment and the improvements and new investments everyone wants to see in our tourism corridor. If we dont come up with a detailed, smart plan for growth, then its anyones guess what the future holds. According to her LinkedIn profile, Maccini began with what was then called the Kissimmee-St. Cloud Convention & Visitors Bureau in 1998, progressing through the ranks from research analyst through to the executive director position. The department became rebranded as Experience Kissimmee earlier this year. An email sent to Maccini for this story was not returned. T he department is still moving forward with its tourism development initiatives, including accepting applications for annual Touri sm Enhancement Grants. Requests for funding are open to Osceola County non-profits and governmental entities seeking marketing and promotional support for special events and projects taking place between Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014. The events or projects, funded by Tourist Development Tax revenues, should enhance Osceola Countys awareness and appeal to visitors, increase room nights and revenue for Osceola County and support a mission of promoting tourism in Osceola County.TourismContinued from Page A-1 Contact Ken Jackson at 321-402-0435 or by email at kjackson@osceolanews gazette.com. Turn in your drawing with coupon lled in completely to:FATHERS DAY108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741 WINNERS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN THE SATURDAY JUNE 15TH NEWS-GAZETTE _ _ _ AroundOsceola.com Proudly serving Osceola County since 1994. Experts in home nancing. Call Today! 407-931-3800NMLS#204032 HOWARD ChHANIN HARRY URBAN Stuart Adkins Regina Brady Sabrina Stewart Lori Smith Barbara Bowling Chris Urban Cassie Fiorelli Anita Miller051813.SNG Call us to discuss how you can become a proud homeowner once again. Julie Chavel Judy Epley Eva Krawczyk Charlene Sims Miguel Zavala 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 Monitor and control your home security system from anywhere. Authorized Dealer Residential & Commercial Security Systems Specializing in Vacation Home Security Control your security system, locks, lights, and thermostat from your smart phone. www.code3safetysolutions.com 407-957-9473 Serving Osceola County Since 2000Licensed & Insured State License EF20000791100% wireless and no phone line or internet service is necessary. Code 3 Safety Solutions Wired for Tomorrow, LLC. DBA 060113.SNG Take Control of your HealthTEST AS LOW AS$49Health & Wellness | STD | Drug & Alcohol Screening | Paternity | Much More!No Doctor Order Required, No Appointment Necessary, No Insurance Requiredwww.anylabtestnow.com/Kissimmee_FL 1325 East Vine Street, Kissimmee, FL 34744Phone: 407-344-8378 Fax: 407-343-0561050913.TNG NOW COUPON$10OFFWith this coupon. Any $49 Lab Test. Online... All the Time! AroundOsceola.com
Page A4, The reward of Poinciana incoporationThe attached documents describe the rewards to the residents if we can pull this off. Primarily because of the state shared revenues that a city of 46,000 people would qualify for the costs to the homeowners of the new city of Poinciana would be $132 per year less to pay city taxes than the $252 per year that they are currently charged in HOA fees. Because cities have an option of collecting the communications tax fees that as an unincorporated area are currently send to the counties, the Poinciana charter committee has opted to not continue to charge this tax to its residents. This would result in an additional savings of the communications tax fees (aprox 4 percent) for each and every cell phone user who resides in Poinciana. The shared revenues combined with the estimated property tax receipts would provide the new city a revenue stream of $11 million to provide the same services provided today by the HOA on a budget of $7.2 million. The city would not provide local police nor fire/EMS, but would contract with the two counties as is the case today. The city would qualify for municipal grants and funding such as Community Development Block Grants available from the federal government and because unlike the private HOA, a city of Poinciana would qualify for sovereign immunity which would allow us to run programs locally instead of looking to the counties to run them for us. A major issue will be discussed at the June 11 APV Board meeting. Because the city would be providing the same services that are provided today by the APV at less than half the price to the homeowners, the incorporation group is asking the APV board to transfer those services and charges to the new city. It does not make sense to have two organizations providing duplicate services within Poinciana. Of course the APV board, dominated by the developer Avatar who currently is exempt from paying any APV HOA fees, would be forced to pay taxes under the new city. Obviously Avatar does not want to do that. Thats why they and their buddies raised such a big stink the last time this was tried. They are being asked nicely to do this at the June 11 meeting. It will be interesting to see what they say. As an alternative, there are possible legal remedies. Hopefully the community can all get along together and we can work this out? Stay tuned. More information on Poinciana incorporation is available on the web site www. pinchos2014.com. Keith Laytham Poinciana Ray Manzarek died, a colleague announced a couple of days ago as I walked past his desk. I gave him a quizzical look. Ray Manzarek, he said. The keyboardist for the Doors. Ah. Of course. Ray Manzarek. The name may not light up the average brain as fast as the name Jim Morrison does, but without Manzarek, a native of Chicagos South Side who cofounded one of the great rock bands of all time, Morrisons name might not be legend, either. When I heard that Manzarek had died, my mind immediately broke into the opening organ riff to Light My Fire. I flashed back to the searing June night when I first heard it, on a transistor radio, outside the Phoenix house of a couple of boys slightly older and vastly worldlier. I was still too young to know just what kind of fire was being lit in that song, but I was pretty sure my parents wouldnt want me near it. I went home that night and softly picked out the notes on the piano, with the sense I was doing something illicit. And now the guy who had indelibly imprinted those notes into my brain, into millions of brains, was gone. Another stroke of the musical clock in the countdown of our lives. At a certain point in life, every time a public figure dies, you feel the pinch of your own mortality. Its not the same as sadness, though you may feel sad. The pinch is simply the recognition that all of us belong to a cultural moment, and famous people are the most visible representatives of our moment. When those people transit into the next orbit, they take a piece of our times and us with them. Their departure is a forecast of our own voyage out. Some of the famous people who define an era are politicians. Others are movie stars, sports stars, inventors. A few are writers. The ones whose deaths pinch me hardest are musicians. I notice and remember their deaths the way some people remember assassinations or explosions. I know where I was when Ricky Nelson died. (New Years Eve, 1985, my mothers house, Phoenix.) When Elvis died. (1977, driving in Claremont, Calif., listening to the radio.) When George Harrison died. (My birthday, 2001, at home in Chicago.) John Lennon, Davy Jones, the great John Hartford. I clearly recall the news of each demise. I wasnt a fan of all of them, but their music suffused the world as Ive known it and so their deaths seemed more notable than the passing of any movie star. You see a movie once. But that Light My Fire riff? Along with everyone in my generation, I must have listened to it 2.3 million times. Musicians make the sounds we come of age with, dance to, fall in love to, weep with. Their notes and rhythms and words lull us to sleep; rev us up while were cleaning house; keep us company across lonely highways; keep us calm in expressway gridlock; remind us, when were older, what it felt like to be 15 or 26. The songs you encounter when youre young, like the friends you make, leave an especially deep imprint. Their rhythms shape your rhythms. Their ideas infuse your own. So when musicians go, even if the songs stay, its like losing a companion. Manzarek was 74 when he died of bile duct cancer, nearly 42 years after Jim Morrisons premature passing. He wasnt old, though he was older than many of the people who grew up listening to his music, and old enough that his death reminds us that a generation of rock pioneers is beginning to peel off. Theyre like our older brothers and sisters, notes a friend, thinking of the musicians who gave us the songs we grew up with. Mick Jagger. Bob Dylan. Paul Simon. Joni Mitchell. Carole King. Paul McCartney. Most of the greats of that era are still here, many still making music. Manzareks passing is a reason to take a moment and appreciate that. In his honor, I sat down at the piano to see if I still had the Light My Fire riff in my fingers. I did. Mary Schmich is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Chicago Tribune. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow her on twitter.com/maryschmich or contact her on facebook.com/maryschmich. Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation on Tuesday to ban texting and driving. Sorry, but we think this bill is all gums and no teeth. The infraction is a secondary offense, meaning law enforcement cannot pull a driver over solely for texting and driving. Drivers first must be stopped for other violations such as speeding or running a red light. It might be too late by then to save a life. Thats not good enough in our eyes. According to the website Stop the texts. Stop the wrecks, a campaign spearheaded by the Ad Council, the State Attorneys General and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 500,000 young adults each year are injured due to various forms of distracted driving, including texting, mobile instant messaging, updating social media platforms and sending photos. The seat belt law in Florida also at one time was a secondary offense until legislators came to their senses. This is not about racial profiling or too much government. Its about distracted driving, which is killing people. This is about saving lives. Here are more facts from the Stop the texts campaign. A texting driver is 23 times more likely to get into a crash than a non-texting driver. Of those killed in distracted-driving-related crashes, 995 involved reports of a cell phone as a distraction (18 percent of fatalities in distraction-related crashes). Using a cell phone while driving, whether its handheld or hands-free, delays a drivers reactions as much as having a blood alcohol concentration at the legal limit of .08 percent. In 2009, 5,474 people were killed on U.S. roadways and an estimated additional 448,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes that were reported to have involved distracted driving. Drivers who use hand-held devices are four times as likely to get into crashes serious enough to injure themselves. 49 percent of drivers with cell phones under the age of 35 send or read text messages while driving. 36 percent of teens say they have been involved in a near crash because of their own or someone elses distracted driving. Hopefully, lawmakers will soon give law enforcement a stronger tool to fight this. 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 Why isnt the texting while driving ban a primary law?Hold your applause. As milestones go, this one is disappointing. It is, at best, half a milestone. Or a down payment on a milestone. If you are of a more cynical bent, you might even call it an effort to forestall a milestone. Whatever you call it, last weeks decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly gay Scouts, but not openly gay Scout leaders, to join, is unlikely to please or appease either side of the gay rights struggle. Predictably, that shrinking coterie of individuals for whom homosexuality and Satanism are synonymous greeted the decision with howls of anger and pain. Matt Barber, an attorney and blogger, accused the Scouts of having betrayed its own constituency, mission, oath and law. John Stemberger, an Eagle Scout and antigay activist, predicted the Scouts will probably be destroyed by this decision. For the record, the Girl Scouts have no policy limiting lesbian involvement. Indeed, according to its website, Girl Scouts of the USA has embraced diversity and inclusion from the beginning, and it doesnt seem to have hurt that group any: It has 3.2 million members and recently celebrated its 101st anniversary. So Stembergers prediction that the boys are doomed for doing what the girls have done for years seems nonsensical at best. But again, there is little reason this should be celebrated by the rest of us, either. The Boy Scouts decision to split the difference allow gay boys, ban gay men does not exactly smell of Solomonic wisdom. Rather, it is marked by reasoning that is cockamamie even if taken on its own terms. If, for example, you buy the notion there is something about male homosexuality that renders men unfit to be leaders, why doesnt that same flaw render boys unfit to be followers? And if you buy the idiotic canard that every gay male is a pedophile in waiting, then how do you countenance allowing gay teenagers as old as 17 access to boys as young as 10? Worse, what kind of message does all of this send gay boys? Youre acceptable until you arent? It is, of course, a mistake to seek logic here. This isnt about logic, but about a conservative group doing what conservative groups always do when social change comes. Meaning, they bring up the rear, the caboose on the freedom train lurching belatedly to where the rest of us have already been. It happened with racism, happened with sexism, happened with anti-Semitism, all of which conservatism loudly and proudly embraced long after the rest of us came to see them as evil and wrong. It is happening now with homophobia. The problem for the Scouts and other conservative groups (paging the GOP!) is not simply that this change has been definitive (a record 59 percent of all Americans now find gay and lesbian relationships morally acceptable, according to a Gallup poll). It is not simply that this change has been swift (12 years ago, only 40 percent of us approved). No, it is also, maybe even primarily, that this change has been driven by young people, a whopping 70 percent of whom, ages 18 to 29, now believe same-sex marriage should be legal -up an also whopping 18 percentage points just since 2010. Hello? The momentum and trajectory are unmistakable: Gay rights are the future. The organization that fails to understand this sabotages its own future credibility. So there is little reason to celebrate the Scouts half-hearted attempt to compromise with change. Might as well attempt to compromise with a locomotive. Last weeks decision is a mere way station en route to a destination that seems increasingly inevitable. One day, and it probably wont be all that long, the Scouts will concede this. On that day, this absurd decision will fall and scouting will be open to all boys and men regardless of sexual orientation. That will be a milestone worth clapping for. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald, 1 Herald Plaza, Miami, Fla., 33132. Readers may contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Their view OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE(USPS Number 513540) (ISSN 1060-1244) Published each Thursday and Saturday for $52 per year, by Sun Publications of Florida, a division of Lakeway Publishers of Florida, Inc. All rights reserved. Periodicals postage paid at Kissimmee, FL. 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Saturday, June 1, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A5 By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff W riter The Center for Women and Family Health at Stadium Place broke ground Wednesday to care for the 27 percent of Kissimmee residents that are uninsured, a number that is growing. Projected to be completed this December, the expansion to the center will add 4,010 square feet of space, which includes more exam rooms, a nurses station, waiting area, reception area, checkout, restrooms and offices. This expansion is part of a larger expansion project for the community health centers of Osceola County, operated under the Osceola County Health Department. In 2009, community health centers in the county started to see an increase of capacity, as well as a projected increase of uninsured in Osceola County, due to the economy. The Health Department applied for a Health Resources and Services Administration (HERSA) grant of $8.3 million, and was able to receive the funding. Access to health care is a desperate need that we have in our community, and because of the economy, it has grown larger every year, said County Commissioner John Quiones of district 2. Primary Care Services of Poinciana was one of the first health centers to see its space and services grow a year and a half ago. Now, the health center serves about a third of Poincianas population of 47,000, according to John Amrhein, board treasurer of Primary Medical Care Services of Poinciana. Especially with the recent faltering economy, access to health care has become one of the biggest issues in Osceola County, which ranks 59 out of 67 Florida counties in terms of health care. The expansion of community health centers in the county is to help fix that issue. When the downturn of the economy came, we started to see a larger number of uninsured or underinsured who were coming to us for services. Some of them were part of the population that had health insurance before. We started to reach our capacity, and saw the need to have more capacity as well as providers to be able to meet the health care needs of the community, said Belinda Johnson-Cornett, administrator of the Osceola County Health Department. Although these expansions do focus on the growing number of uninsured in the county, community health centers are a general medical facility, and care is open to both uninsured and those with health insurance looking for a health care provider. Future expansions include the community health center in St. Cloud and BVL. County making more room for health care News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanFrom left, Danny Quinn, John Amrhein, John Quiones, Belinda Johnson-Cornett, Frank Attkisson and Daniel Quinn were on hand for the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new womens healthcare facility north of O sceola Heritage Park on T hursday .and stabbed the victim several times in self-defense. Although Ramos claims that the action was in self-defense, he could not explain to deputies why he did not call law enforcement for assistance. Based on his account and evidence, Ramos was charged and taken to the Osceola County Jail. Teens charged with grand theft autoA pair of Kissimmee teenagers were arrested early Tuesday after they crashed a car they stole from Orange County into other parked cars in Buenaventura Lakes. Osceola County Sheriffs detectives arrested Hector Serrano, 19, and Stephon Johnson, 17, and charged them with grand theft auto. At approximately 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, deputies located a white Hyundai Sonata near Wagon Circle and Buenaventura Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle accelerated his speed in an attempt to flee the area. Deputies did not pursue the vehicle, but a short time later, located the vehicle on Wagon Circle after the driver had crashed into three parked vehicles and the two suspects, identified as Serrano and Johnson, attempted to flee the area. Deputies were able to locate the suspects and took them into custody. According to Sheriffs spokesperson Twis Lizasuain, Serrano and Johnson told deputies they were in Orange County trying door handles to see if they could gain entry into vehicles, and they found keys to the Sonata inside the vehicle, so they stole it to drive around. Based on the information, deputies arrested the two. Serrano was booked into the Osceola County Jail and Johnson was booked into the Orange County Juvenile Detention Center. Police Continued from Page A-1 CorrectionIn th e Dual enrollment to cost sc hool distri ct more th an 1 million article published in th e May 30 edition of th e Ne ws-Gazette, it stated th at befo re Go v. Rick Scott signed th e bill, th e school distri ct paid fo r th e inst ru ctors of Dual Enrollment classes. The cost of th e inst ru ctors wa s shared by th e school distri ct and Va lencia College. No w, because of th e bill, th e district comp letely pays fo r th e Dual Enrollment classes. NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING ADVISORY BOARDThe City of Kissimmee proposes to change the use of land for the area described in this advertisement by adopting an ordinance with the following title: An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2771 known as the Ordinance Adopting the Comprehensive Development Plan for the City of Kissimmee, Florida, under the authority of Florida Statute 163.3184; Directing the City Manager to amend the Comprehensive Land Use Plan as herein provided after the passage of this ordinance; Providing for a public hearing as required by law; Repealing all ordinances in conict herewith; and Providing an effective date. The Planning Advisory Board will hold a Public Hearing on this request, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, located on the rst oor of City Hall, 101 North Church Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34741. The purpose of this Public Hearing is to make a recommendation to the City Commission concerning the request to amend Ordinance No. 1760. The proposed Ordinance would amend Map I-1 of the Kissimmee Comprehensive Plan (Future Land Use Map: Policy Designations) by changing the land use classication for the area described below as follows: FROM: CG (Commercial Gener al) City TO: MF-HDR (Multi F amily-High Density Residential)City The subject property is located at N. John Young Pkwy. Parcel ID# 16-25-29-00U0-0016-0000 PROPOSED ORDINANCE 13-018: Westbury Commons.: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1760 KNOWN AS THE ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA, UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3184; DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN AS HEREIN PROVIDED AFTER THE PASSAGE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR A PUBLIC HEARING AS REQUIRED BY LAW; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties may appear and be heard on the above date. Written opinion will be received until 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The proposed amendment and the supporting documents, including a parcel description, may be inspected in the Development Services Department, City Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any questions may be directed to the Development Services Department, at (407) 518-2140. Reference # 13-00082 PLANNING AD VISORY BOARD Westbury Commons KISSIMMEE, FLORID A In accordance with Florida Statutes 286.0105: Any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Planning Advisory Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. In accordance with Florida Statute 286.26, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Ofce of the City Clerk (407) 518-2308, prior to the meeting. 060113-82.SNG NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD This is to inform you that the City of Kissimmee Planning Advisory Board will make a recommendation to the City Commission concerning a request to amend the ofcial Zoning Map, the City of Kissimmee Land Development Code Ordinance No. 2038 for the property described herein: FROM: MUPUD (Mix ed Use Planned Unit Development)-City TO: RPUD (Residential Planned Unit De velopment)-City The subject property is located N John Young Pkwy; Parcel ID # 16-25-29-00U0-0016-0000 Legal Description: Commencing at the Northeast corner of the Southwest of Section 16, Township 25 South, Range 29 East, Osceola County, Florida, run thence West 68 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence Westerly along the city limits 880 feet; thence South 323 feet; thence East 880 feet; thence North 323 feet to the point of Beginning PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 13-019; Westbury Commons: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2038 KNOWN AS THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, REZONING THE PROPERTY HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED, REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Planning Advisory Board will hold a meeting to consider their recommendation on said request Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 101 N. Church Street, Kissimmee, FL. All interested parties may appear and be heard on the above date. Written opinion will be received until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Any questions may be directed to the Development Services Department at (407) 518-2140 Reference # 13-00083 PLANNING AD VISORY BOARD Westbury Commons KISSIMMEE, FLORID A In accordance with Florida Statutes 286.26, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Ofce of the City Clerk (407) 518-2308 prior to the meeting. (FS286.26) In accordance with Florida Statues 286.0105: Any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the Planning Advisory Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. 060113-83.SNG Before, duringand after pregnancy take a multi-vitamin with folic acid eve ry day, get regular medical checkups and screenings and maintain a healthy weight. Visit www.text4baby.org and www.ounce.org. 053013.TNG 053013.TNG 053013.TNG
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Saturday, June 1, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A9 Spring football Follow us on Twitte r Horns roll at Poinciana By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Visiting Harmony won on the scoreboard, 28-15, and host Poinciana played well enough to earn the moral victory Thursday at the spring game at Eagle field. The Longhorns churned out 382 yards rushing as Colton K eene, Quozel l Browne and Jose Aquilar all scored, and quarterback Jeremiah Murray hit Tristan Reaves on a 26-yard touchdown pass for the Longhorns, who led 21-7 at the half. Alex Britton rushed for 182 yards for the Horns. Harmony Coach Jerrad Butler was pleased with the teams performance and he said that it all started up front with an impressive effort from the offensive line. Im real proud of that group. One of our goals was being physical, and I think we did a good job with that, Butler said. The Longhorns switched to a four-man defensive front under new defensive coordinator Brian Lambert, and the unit did a good job of containing the Eagles most of the night. I cant say enough good things about the way they were running around out there, Butler said. New Poinciana Coach Jeff Mathis was just as enthusiastic about his teams performance. We maybe werent winners on the scoreboard, but we were winners because of effort, we were winners because of the enthusiasm we showed, and we were winners because we didnt quit. We dug in there in the second half; we played better than they did in the second half. We were in shape, and we were able to keep after it, Mathis told his team after the game. Mathis said the team has made progress in the 20 days of work it had this spring. I came in with the expectation to change the culture and we made steps in the right direction, he said. They played with a lot of heart, and it showed. After Keenes 15-yard TD run gave the Longhorns a 7-0 lead, the Eagles drove 68 yards to tie after Aaron Meades interception at the Eagles 38. Quarterback Jon Lindstrom completed a big 11-yard pass to Josh Lopez on a third-and-11 from the Harmony 46 to keep the drive alive, and Lopez scrambled 15 yards on the next play to move it to the Horns 15. Three plays later, on first-and-goal, Lopez ran 10 yards for the touchdown. Harmony bounced back to take a 14-7 lead when Murray took advantage of a short field to find Reaves for their 26-yard TD play with 7:35 left in the half. The Horns drove 65 yards and Browne scored on a 15-yard run late in the second quarter. Harmony scored on its first possession of the second half, moving 80 yards as Aquilar capped the drive with a 15-yard dash. Poinciana drove 62 yards with its next possession, taking up most of the third quarter, but the drive stalled. The Eagles took advantage of another turnover when Isiah Moody intercepted at the Horns 7-yard line and Lopez scored his second TD of the night on a 4-yard run late in the fourth quarter. Lindstrom passed to Daniel Brown for two points to wrap up the scoring. Butler said, aside from the turnovers, that it was a good way to cap spring practice. Harmony generally doesnt win these spring games, so its nice to walk off with a win, he said. The important thing is no injuries. Mathis said his team has promise, but there still are many gaps to fill moving forward. Weve got some very good athletes, but Im worried about our depth. Im going to be working the hallways, he said. The important thing that they have to understand is that the changes just cant come from the coaches. The changes have to come from the players as well. They tested me the first few days of practice, and even before this game we had a couple of players arrive two minutes late, two minutes. So, I had to chew them all out. I told them that was the old way around here, and that doesnt work anymore.Harmony running back Jose Aquilar (6) sweeps around end as teammate Tristan Reaves blocks Poinciana defender Ryan Rivera during the spring game at Eagle field Thursday. Harmony won, 28-15.News-Gazette Photos/Rick Pedone By Rick Pedone Sports Editor The Poinciana High School track has a new name: The Malvern Mal Harpell T rack and Field Complex. Harpell, a long-time PHS track, cross country and basketball coach, was honored during a surprise dedication ceremony during halftime of the spring football game Thursday between Harmony and Poinciana. Harpell retired last year after a 33-year coaching career, 30 of those in Osceola County at Osceola High and Poinciana High. Harpell and his wife, Mary Ann, were joined by Harpells good friends, Don Smith and John B lumberg, outgoing PHS Principal Belynda Pinkston and incoming Principal Pete Hodges, Eagle boys track coach Bryan McLoughlin, who organized the event, and two of Harpells former athletes, Chris Alexander and Moses Younassoglou. Its pretty neat, a real nice tribute, Harpell said. I hope the Eagles cross country and track teams continue to enjoy a lot of success at this facility. Pinkston said that Harpell was an instrumental part of the Eagles athletic department throughout his career. Hes a class act, a gentlemen of the old school, she said. On behalf of all the people he has coached and assisted throughout his career, I want to thank him. We missed him being here this last year. Throught this tribute, his legacy will live on here. Harpell was instrumental in forming the Eagles athletic program at the schools inception in 1991, when he moved over from OHS. Pete Hodges coached track and cross country alongside Harpell for a decade before Hodges became an administrator. This (track complex) was nothing but sand and trees the first time we came out here, Hodges said. He definitely was the one who built the program here. Harpells track and cross country teams dominated Osceola County from the mid-1990s through the early 2000s. His 2004 boys track team won the district championship, and several of his cross country teams qualified and placed at state meets. Harpell, twice honored as Osceola Countys Coach of the Year (1996, 2000), built a reputation at Poinciana as a capable district and regional meet host and he supervised many of those events at the PHS track. I couldnt have done it without a great group of coaches who assisted me, like Pete Hodges, Mike Fletcher, Rusty GouldI got a lot of help from really good people, Harpell said. I had a lot of great athletes, like Chris and Moses here, and Bryan McLoughlin, who has stepped in and taken over the program. Theres a lot of good memories. Harpell also served as the Florida High School Athletics Association track and field chairman for five years and was on the FHSAA advisory committee for five years. Harpell helped run the state track meets, serving as the PA announcer several times, and he became involved w ith Footlocker national cross country meet. The Binghamton, N.Y. native was inducted into the Golden South Track Classic Hall of Fame several years ago by his childhood hero, legendary miler Jim Ryun. We all grapple with indecision, especially on matters of significance. Like, whether or not to accept a job. Danny Adams needs to take a crash course on how to make a good decision, and then stand by it. Almost nobody in Osceola County knows Adams, a 60-year-old football coach, because he made a cameo appearance as Liberty Highs coach in early May before evaporating into the Mississippi or Alabama wilderness. He abandoned the team during its last week of practice. No one here knows exactly where Adams is, or what his thought process was that caused h im to accept the Liberty job and then a couple of weeks later to abdicate that responsibility in a shameful manner. Shameful, not only because he deceived Libertys administrators and players, but also because this isnt the first time he has pulled this stunt. Two years ago, Adams accepted the football job at Rhea County High in Evansville, Ala. He resigned on Day 2. Compared to that, he was a lifer at Liberty. A month after skipping out on the folks at Rhea County, Adams took the job at Cleveland High in Oneonta, Ala., where he coached two seasons with a combined record of 6-14. Its possible that Adams next job might be the third hes accepted this year. Rumors are that earlier this spring, before he interviewed with Liberty, Adams had accepted and then walked out on another job in Tennessee. Are you kidding? Adams is in demand because he has won about 220 games during his career, which stretches back to the 1970s. He won a state championship in 1999 in Mississippi and was a state runner-up in 2004 at Winfield High in Alabama, where his teams won at least 10 games from 2003-07. In the one extended phone conversation I had with Adams, just after spring practice started, he had the right answers and sounded like he graduated from the Bear Bryant school of self-deprecating good ol boy football coaches. There probably are hundreds of players and parents in Alabama and Mississippi who think that Danny Adams is a heck of a guy, a great coach. I bet it would be a hoot to sit down and shoot the bull with him; he probably has a thousand stories to tell. But for all of those 200-plus wins, Adams, to me, is the antithesis of a good coach. Hes a hypocrite. I wonder how many of his halftime pep talks went like this: Guys, this team were playing is a lot different than we thought they were. Theyre kicking our tails. So yall can just go on and leave out the back door there if you think that its more than you can handle. That doesnt sound like a conversation a 200-wins coach any coach would have with his team But, it sounds like a conversation that Adams makes with himself. One that he is increasingly comfortable with. What I dont understand is why Adams accepts jobs like Libertys in the first place. This is 2013. You can Google a football programs track record in no time. A guy with Adams connections must know coaches all over Florida. They could have filled him in. Whats he doing, applying for every high school football job in the Southeast? Is he going to try them all for a couple of days before he finds the right one? This is on Libertys administration, too. This is twice in three months that the football hire has bombed. Texas Coach Tim Holt came and went over a two-week span in late February. It didnt take long to discover Adams recent track record on the Internet; it probably should have been a big enough red flag to move him down a few notches on the candidates list. There are a lot of good young football coaches out there. They may not have 200 wins and four decades of experience, but if they have enthusiasm, football smarts and good character, that exactly is what Liberty Highs football players need from their next coach. Liberty FB coach was hypocrite Rick PedoneSports Editor Former track coach and athletic director Mal Harpell was honored in a surprise ceremony Thursday when the Poinciana track complex was named for him. Joining the celebration, standing from left, are Don Smith, John Blumberg, Mary Ann Harpell, Mal Harpell, Principal Belynda Pinkston, incoming Principal Pete Hodges and boys track coach Bryan McLoughlin. Holding the banner from left are two of Harpells best runners, Moses Younassoglou and Chris Alexander.News-Gazette Photo/Rick Pedone PHS track dedicated to Mal Harpell New PHS coach is satisfied in debut
Page A10, St. Cloud High volleyball player Sarah Sullivan, seated next to her parents, Richard and Lauri Sullivan, recently signed a scholarship to the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Standing are Principal Nate Fancher, left, Volleyball Coach Ettie Singleton and Athletic Director Mike Hague.News-Gazette Photo/Rick Pedone Sullivan signs for volleyballA-10 By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Sarah Sullivans original plan was to play college volleyball in Florida, but when an opportunity arose to play a little farther north, she couldnt pass it up. Actually, Sullivan will play much farther north, in Philadelphia, at the University of the Sciences. Sullivan, a left-side hitter for St. Cloud High under Coach Ettie Singleton, said University of the Sciences unique curriculum persuaded her to go there. They have a program where you are out in six years with a doctorate, Sullivan, whose goal is to enter the medical profession, said. My plan was to stay in Florida, but the opportunity they offered was too good to pass up. Sullivans parents, Lauri and Richard, agreed that the University of the Sciences was a good choice. She had a full ride to St. Petersburg College, but that is two years, Lauri Sullivan said. FAU (Florida Atlantic) also was interested. Sullivan played basketball and competed for the Bulldogs track team during her career. Sarahs sister, Baylie, is a junior and was her teammate on the volleyball team. Singleton said Sullivan would be an asset at the University of the Sciences, where she will play in the middle. Shell make a big splash there. Her work ethic is very good, Singleton said. She has very quick feet. Its good to see her focus and be rewarded. The Devils are a NCAA Division II program that competes in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The team was 17-14 last season under Coach Sandy Butcher. A AIR CONDITIONING 407-873-7462 ALL COUNTY AIR CONDITIONING, INC.LOW FLAT RATES!www.osceolacountyair.comON THE SPOT REPAIRSState Certified, Licensed, And Insured CAC1813534 H HANDYMAN HANDYMANCharlies407-460-2524Call Today & Save H HANDYMAN Get all of your to do list household repairs done with just one phone callCALL DANIEL (407) 279-2109Need A Handyman? Call Dan! CLEAN, DEPENDABLE, HONEST & AFFORDABLEwww.KissimmeeHandyman.com Professional Painting Plumbing Lighting/Fans Re-Caulking Licensed/Insured Looking for the right people to get the job done just got easier. H OME IMPR O VEMENT GUIDE H OME IMPR O VEMENT GUIDE G GARAGE DOOR REPAIR We x/replace: Garage doors Garage door openers Springs Cables AA Same DayGARAGE DOOR SERVICE We accept all major credit cards Se Habla Espaol**SAME DAY SERVICE GUARANTEED!!!**407-780-1691And much more!! H HANDYMAN JEFFS HANDYMAN& Painting Pressure Washing, Remodeling, Additions, Repairs To Residential & Mobile Homes, Trash Removal, Tile WorkCall407-508-2791Licensed & InsuredNo Job Too Big or Too Small F FENCE FREE Estimates 12 Month Same As CashFinancing AvailableSpecialPRIVACY FENCE 407-857-5770www.fencedirect.com$179900 A ARBORIST Commercially Licensed/ Insured in Florida CALL TODAY Office 407-968-7763 Cell 863-634-1834 CharliesTREE SERVICERESIDENTIAL OR COMMERCIAL EQUIPPED TO TAKE ON ANY JOB BIG OR SMALLLarge, Dangerous Tree Removal Is Our Specialty 1 Time Yard Cleanups/Waste Removal FREE ESTIMATES Local Family Owned 2nd Generation Tree ExpertTrusted since 1976 WE OWN OUR OWN EQUIPMENT C CARPET CLEANING Jeffs Carpet Cleaning with CareSteam Cleaning, Our Specialty Mobile Homes No Room Too Big or Too Small FREE ESTIMATES! Call(407) 508-2791 10%Senior DiscountLicensed & Insured H HOME IMPROVEMENTOwner Operated Licensed Insured OSCEOLA EXTERIORSServing Osceola County Since 1999 When Quality Counts, Count on us for... Home Improvements & General Home Repair407-455-9222email:firstname.lastname@example.org A APPLIANCES Marvins Appliances In-Home Repairs & Service OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE407-846-4448 All Brands, Qualified Technicians A AIR CONDITIONINGBefore you sign with another company, Check Us Out!13680624T211 $ 4920 Point Tune up Special $25 OFFSERVICE CALLWith Promo Code: GAZETTE$4920 POINT PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE CHECK Special CALL NOW! PHONES ARE ANSWERED 24/7!! WE CAN REDUCE YOUR COOLING COSTS UP TO 40% www.alltempairconditioning.com407-857-7800License #CAC 1814398 Se Habla EspaolWith Promo Code: GAZETTEFREE ESTIMATES Ask INTERIOR/EXTERIOR Andres Perez 407-414-5917 H HANDYMAN FREE ESTIMATES FOR ALL YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS! A AIR CONDITIONING FREE E STIM ATES! GET A NEW 2-TON UNIT FOR $1,900 407-791-5005CAC1813937 MC/VISAairmagicinc@yahoo.com KEEP YOUR COOL! Refrigeration24-HR EMERGENCY SERVICE Air MagicCentral Florida Inc.of H HOME IMPROVEMENT We Do It All!! Call Andy 321-443-2504 NO JOB TOO SMALL!!
Saturday, June 1, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A11 A-11This week I received emails from Ed Harris, who is the Florida Wildlife Commissions invasive plant management biologist. He released a tentative schedule for hydrilla spraying for Lake Jackson, East Lake Toho and West Lake Toho. Spraying at Lake Jackson (335 acres) and East Lake Toho (190 acres of pond weed and pepper grass) began Monday. After that, in West Lake Toho, a total of 96 acres will be treated for hydrilla in Goblets Cove and Mill Slough. Bass fishing continues to be good, even though the numbers of schooling bass have decreased. Sometimes when we have a full moon the schooling slows down. Lipless crank baits, soft plastics and top water baits have worked best for me. Ive been catching them along Kissimmee grass and in areas of open water where you have scattered hydrilla. Ive also had some success fishing around isolated lily pads. The wind has not made it easy to fish for specs, bluegills or shell crackers. The number of boats out fishing for these pan fish has gone down, but the fishing continues to be good. Specs are being caught in deeper water by trolling jigs and minnows close to the bottom. Bluegills and shell crackers are moving on and off the beds. If you can hit it right you can have some limit catches. Now that the summer weather pattern has arrived, afternoon thunderstorms are becoming a daily occurrence. Keep an eye on the weather and dont take chances you dont need to when you go out on the water. Send information about your big catch to capjac@ usfamily.net. You may also send fishing information or photos to rpedone@osceolanewsgazette. com. Local hydrilla spraying resumes Jacque MitchellFishin Fun Sports briefsLauren Harris No. 8 retired at HarmonyThe Harmony High softball team retired the No. 8 worn by outfielder Lauren Harris during the teams banquet recently. Harris, a four-year varsity starter, carried the team to the 2011 Class 4A state softball tournament as a pitcher and played a key role on the teams trip to the Class 7A tournament this spring, often making spectacular defensive plays in center field. She led Osceola County with eight home runs. Harris signed a scholarship to Florida State University.Top Gun campThe Top Gun Basketball Shooting Camp for children in grades 4-12 is at the St. Cloud High gym June 10-14 from 8 a.m. to noon. The $75 fee includes a T-shirt. Campers are grouped by grade and gender. The Top Gun Camp, instructed by St. Cloud coaches Tim McMullen and Chad Ansbaugh, is the longest-running (29 years) youth basketball camp in Osceola County. Most of Osceola Countys high school all-time leading scorers have participated at the camp. Call McMullen or Ansbaugh at 407-891-3100 or email email@example.com. fl.us or mcmullet@osceola. k12.fl.us to register. Registration also is available at the door.FCC soccer campFlorida Christian College is holding a soccer camp June 10-12 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 6-12. The fee is $50, including a T-shirt. The camp stresses technical skills in a fun enviornment. The college is located at 1011 Bill Beck Boulevard in Kissimmee. Register at www.fcc.edu. Call Coach Doug Johnson at 407-569-1346 for more information.Osceola volleyball campCoach Carrie Palmi is running her annual volleyball summer camp at Osceola High School June 24-26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each camper receives a camp T-shirt. Register June 7 for $80; $90 after. E-mail Osceolavolleyball@aol.com to receive a camp flyer and registration form or call Coach Palmi at 321-663-3645 with any questions. Emphasis will be on fundamentals of the game (hitting, defense, blocking, serving, setting, passing, game situations, and team play). The camp will conclude with a competitive tournament.Kissimmee volleyball campThe Kissimmee recreation department is offering a summer volleyball camp for girls ages 6-16 at Denn John Middle School June 10-13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The fee is $60. Each camper receives a T-shirt. St. Cloud High Coach Ettie Singleton is the instructor. To register, visit www.kissimmee.org.Kissimmee baseball campsThe Kissimmee recreation department is offering summer baseball camps for boys ages 8-12 from June 10-14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Oak Street Little League complex in Kissimmee. The fee is $55. The camp stresses fundamental skills. Osceola High Coach Scott Birchler is the instructor. A second camp June 17-21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Osceola High School is for players ages 13 and over. The fee is $100. Birchler and a staff of college players will stress advanced skills. 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Mel Gibson is not the most loved person in Hollywood these days, but he did star in one of the best action film series ever made and now the Mad Max films make their Blu-ray debut this week. The Max Max Trilogy (Warner Bros.) is a must for action fans (families take note: Fathers Day is coming) and this handsome set will be available in a limited premium tin packaging. The Mad Max saga began, appropriately enough with Mad Max (1979), a low-budget affair directed by George Miller and starring a little known Gibson as Max Rockatansky, a cop in a near-future Australia who takes on a motorcycle gang (with some tragic consequences that I wont reveal for those who have never seen). The small film went on to become the most successful film in Australia for decades as well as one of the most profitable films ever. Interestingly, when it was first released in the states, it was redubbed with an American soundtrack because it was deemed to hard to understand for American audiences. The dubbed version is laughbable, but this is the original theatrical release. Max Max Road Warrior (1982) offers a bigger budget and a better story and an intro that explains how Max, and the world got into its current predicament. War, of course, was the cause of the downfall of mankind and Australia is in chaos, and things are even worse in the second film. Gangs rule the dessert and Max finds himself as the defender of small camp of desert survivors who are trying to defend an oil refinery under siege by one of the worst group of individuals ever to show up on film. The Austrailian landscape 50 CENTS Mad Max Trilogy debuts on Blu-ray T uesday Peter CovinoFilm Critic Section B Check out aroundosceola.com June 1, 2013 Max is mad, mad, mad SCI-FI FOURTHCELEBRATIONIt will be an out of this world event July 4 when Celebration Town Center joins forces with MegaCon to bring the first ever A SciFi 4th of July to Central Florida. Celebration Town Centers A Sci-Fi 4th of July will feature a movie themed costume contest at 7:30 PM, so come dressed as your favorite character for a chance to win big prizes. It will also feature a synchronized fireworks spectacular set to a Sci-Fi themed soundtrack, bounce houses for kids, live music by Olivers Queen, Jordyn Kane, DJ Tami, Gina Marie Incandela and an unforgettable tribute veterans. There will be something for people of all ages as Town Centers KidZone will feature an assortment of inflatable games for kids and teens that will include a jousting area, bounce houses, face painting and more.BLUE SKIESKISSIMMEE The first Blue Skies & Silver Spurs Festival continues today and Sunday at Formosa Gardens and Osceola Heritage Park. The event features hot air balloons in the sky in the early morning hours above Formosa Park and the Silver Spurs Rodeo at Osceola Heritage Park Saturday night. Hot air balloons will be on display at Osceola Heritage Park as the sun sets Saturday as well. The festival also includes the Endless Summer Songwriters Festival at OHP. For tickets for the various events and a complete schedule go to visit www. kissimmeeblueskiesfestival.com.LADIES & FRIENDS LUNCHEONST. CLOUD The St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce presents the Ladies & Friends Luncheon that will present the ladies from Help Now with makeovers and t-shirt pre-sales ($10) & on-site to benefit Katelynn Kelly, two years old, who is fighting cancer. The luncheon will bring together women from the community who will be inspired by great speakers from the Healthcare Systems, local spas and leaders in the community who will provide knowledge of living a healthier life through wellness and expertise. Plus, there will be door prizes, shopping on-site from Macys, multiple presenters who will mingle with the guests offering beauty trends, tips and more. For more details go to www. StCloudFlChamber.com. The event will be held at the Osceola Council on Ageing, 700 Generation Point, Thursday, June 6 at 11 a.m. Cost is $15. RSVP by June 3, by calling 407-892-3671. See DVDs, page B-2 Warner Bros. Osceola Center for the ArtsMad Max Trilogy comes in a limited edition metal case. The Blu-ray includes all three M ad Max f ilms, Mad Max, Mad Max Road Warrior and M ad Ma x Thunderdome. By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor It will be some things old, some things new, when the Osceola Center for the Arts kicks off its 20132014 Broadway Series in the fall. The new season will include 4 musicals and 2 plays: Cats October 11 October 27 Meet Me In St. Louis December 6 December 21 Dont Drink the Water January 17 January 26, 2014 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum February 21 March 9, 2014 Dial M for Murder April 4 April 13, 2014 The Full Monty May 2 May 18, 2014 Weve created a season filled with classic stories and contemporary pieces and have shows that will appeal to different audiences all throughout the year said Artistic Director Jeremiah Krivinchuk. Shows will take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2 p.m. During the holiday season, the center will also offer Saturday matinees for the musical Meet Me In St. Louis. The center will continue to offer select Thursday evening performances for each show, with special ticket pricing for students, teachers and school employees. Reserved seating for regular shows will be $21 for adults, $18 for seniors and $15 for students. Dinner shows, childrens theatre, concerts, classes and free art exhibits make up the rest of The Centers 2013-2014 calendar of events. The center has been producing plays and musicals since the 1960s and serves as a home to actors, musicians, and artists of all ages.Broadway series features a Hitchcock favorite and some classic musicals Follow us on Twitte r www.twitter.com/icmovies Putting on your DVDs The Simpsons hometown is Universal bound See Center, page B-2Americas first family of animation, The Simpsons, are coming home to Universal Orlando Resort. The Simpsons Ride has been a favorite at the Orlando theme park for several years and beginnning this summer they will get their own hometown as well, Springfield. The expansive, new area within Universal Studios will be anchored by the The Simpsons Ride, and will allow guests to enter the world of The Simpsons like never before. It will be the only place in the world where guests can walk the streets of Springfield. It will include a brandnew outdoor attraction, places and foods pulled right from the show and two new Simpsons characters who will make their debut with the new area Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob. And yes there will be Duff Beer, brewed exclusively for Univer-Spring eld opens this summer at Universal Orlando with food, beer and more Dial O for Osceola Art CenterThe Blue Men from Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort will interact with guests at Orlando Science Centers newest traveling exhibit Blue Man Group-Making Waves Sunday from noon until 2 p.m. They will play the Tube Phones, Slide-ulum, Build-u-lum, Sand Drum, PVCs and Belly Drum and engage with guests the best way they know how through fun and discovery. They will also roam all four floors of the Science Center, where guests can get up close and personal with Blue Man Group. The exhibit features a playful and accessible approach to the science of sound and light, utilizing extraordinary technology from JBL with the dynamic Blue Man Group as your guide. Admission is $19 for adults and $13 for youth (ages 3) and includes access to Blue Man GroupMaking Waves as well as all four floors of exhibits, giant-screen films in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, one Hollywood feature-length film in the Digital Adventure Theater: A National Geographic Experience and live programming. Submitted photoT he center wrapped up its 2012-2013 Broadway Series with the musical Guys & Dolls and have announced t he 2013-2014 s eason which will include M eet Me in S t. Louis, Cats a nd T he Full M onty. T he new season kicks o ff with Cats in October. See Simpsons, page B-2Photo/Universal OrlandoYo u can visi t the Si mp so ns hometo wn of Sp ri ng e ld when Un iver sal Orla ndo op ens a new ar ea to the e Si mp so ns r ide this summer. 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Page B2, and action scenes make this an excellent Blu-ray choice as well. Finally, Gibson returns again in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) as Max takes on more of the countrys worst baddies in the post-nuclear future. Tina Turner co-stars as Aunty Entity, a power mad woman who is determined to use Max to tighten her hold on Bartertown, where fresh water, clean food and gasoline are worth more than gold. The three-disc set will be available in retail stores Tuesday. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome as well as Mad Max Road Warrior will be available as single purchase Blu-ray discs as well. Identity Thief It takes a long time to warm up to Identity Thief, a comedy about a woman (Melissa McCarthy) who revels in stealing other peoples identies for proft and her latest victim (Jason Batemen). McCarthy, is at first, reprehensible as Dianna, a scheming woman whose Winter Park home (it wasnt filmed there) is filled with seemingly 12 of everything, all gotten from unfortunate ignorant slobs like Sandy Patterson (Bateman). Sandy has a small home, a wife and two children and is he is about to lose everything because of the identify thief. It is more drama than comedy at this point. Before everything crashes completely though, Sandy decides to track down Dianna in Winter Park and bring her back to his home state of Colorado to clear his name The rest of Identity Thief is a whacky road trip as he tries to get the woman to Colorado. There are some laughs, many of the gross-out variety as McCarthy continues on the same track she has ridden before (but not as well) in Bridesmaids. Bonus features in the Blu-ray combo set include unrated and theatrical versions of the film, a gag reel, a making of Identiy Thief featurette with on-set footage and interviews with the filmmakers and cast. The combo set also includes a digital copy and Ultraviolet version for cloud viewing on portable devices. Identity Thief comes to retail stores Tuesday. James Dean And you thought you knew James Dean A Portrait of James Dean Joshua Tree, 1951, is a James Dean you have never seen before at film. Part-fiction, part-fact, the beautifully filmed movie focues on Dean, in the years just before he became a Hollywood god, and end the accident that took his life. This is a fairly erotic film, told in vignettes, most of it shot in some really nice black and white photography. James Preston (TVs The Gates) plays Dean as a wannabe artist as well as actor and a man who had sexual relationships with men and women, but preferably men. The pace is slow, but the cinema is stunning (it won a special jury prize for aesthetic beauty at the Montreal Image+Nation LGBT Film Festival. And the portrayals of Dean and his roommate (Dan Glenn of Pushing Daisies) also are memorable. The film is written and directed by Matthew Mishory, who skillfully weaves fact and fiction together of a film icon just before he achieved greatness. Included in the DVD (available Tuesday from Wolfe Video) is Mishorys award winning short film Delphinium: A Childhood Portrait of Derek Jarm.DVDsContinued from page B-1 Broadway Series season tickets will go on-sale to current season ticket holders and Center patrons beginning in July. Tickets will be on-sale to the public beginning in early August. For aspiring muscicians, actors and artists, the center will also host its annual summer camps for students ages 7-14 beginning this June and continuing through Summer. Camps include Musical Theater, Visual Arts and String Orchestra. Acting, singing and dancing are all part of the unique 2-week Musical Theater camps. Each actor will perform live on-stage in a themed show and family and friends are invited to a special performance on the last day of each session. The sessions include Blast from the Past: June 10 June 21 Party in the USA: July 8 July 19 Contemporary Arts: June 24 June 28 Classic Arts: July 22 July 26 From Stage to Screen: July 29 August 9 Campers will be drawing, painting and sculpting pieces during the creative 1-week Visual Arts camps. Each camper will develop their artistic talents while discovering new art techniques and all levels of ability can benefit from this session, from the beginner to the advanced artist. On the final day of camp, family and friends are invited to an art reception and exhibit of all the work that has been created. The center will offer a String Orchestra Camp from July 8 thru July 19. This camp is designed to inspire and engage campers to develop their orchestral musicianship while learning new music and skills and perfecting their playing abilities. String Orchestra Camp will end with a recital for family and friends on the last day of camp. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for students ages 7 to 14. Two-week camps are $225 and 1-week camps are $115 with before and after care available upon request. A lunch and a snack are provided for the campers each day. For more information about the center and to register call 407-846-6257 or visit www.ocfta.com.CenterContinued from page B-1 sal Orlando. For the first time ever fans will be able to walk down Fast Food Boulevard and visit the places that helped Springfield stake its claim as Shelbyville by the Sea. They will be able to grab a Krusty-certified meat sandwich at Krusty Burger, snatch the catch of the day at the Frying Dutchman, get a slice at Luigis Pizza, go nuts for donuts at Lard Lad, enjoy a Taco Fresho with Bumblebee Man and imbibe at Moes Tavern. The new attraction called Kang & Kodos Twirl n Hurl will take foolish humans on an intergalactic spin designed to send them into orbit. This will be a must-see experience for Simpsons fans all over the world, said Mark Woodbury, President of Universal Creative. For the first time ever, theyre going to be able to enter a world that theyve only seen on television and were really excited to bring that world to life. This new expansion will broaden and deepen the already incredible experience at Universal, by bringing to life the iconic landmarks of Springfield that fans have grown to love, said Jeffrey Godsick, President, Fox Consumer Products. Fans will literally be able to live and breathe Springfield as they visit the statue of Jebediah, enjoy a Krusty Burger, and have a seat at Moes Tavern, which are just a few of the great experiences awaiting at Universal. It has been an honor to bring the world of the Simpsons to life in such a letterperfect way, said Denise Sirkot, President, Worldwide Brand, Gracie Films. Truly this is the Krustyest place on earth. 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Saturday, June 1, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B3 Technically Speaking High flying Wi-Fi is still a luxury at 30,000 feet By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor So maybe the days of a free boxed lunch are over when flying on just about every American airline. A bag of peanuts (or pretzels) and a soft drink is about the best that Delta offered on a roundtrip ticket to Portland, Maine. And we didnt even get the pretzels or the soft drink on the connecting flight from Portland to La Guardia. But if you have recently purchased a Chromebook, one of those hybrid Google notebooks made by Samsung, Acer, HP and the premiumpriced Chromebook Pixel, you can at least cruise at 33,000 feet and still write emails, chat with friends and listen to you music in the cloud (sort of) without paying a hefty in-flight Wi-Fi fee. I bought the no-frills Acer C7 Chromebook about three or four months ago and have been quite happy with its fast performance and portability. But the trip to Portland was my first chance to try out inthe-sky GoGo-equipped Wi-Fi offered by Delta. One of the nice things about Chromebooks you get 12 WiFi passes to use GoGo inflight. Delta charges $14 for a 24 hour pass, so the passes alone will pretty much cover the cost of the lower end Acer 7 ($199). Even before buying the Chromebook, I had thought about spending that $14 to talk with friends and check out websites to kill time during air travel. But $14 seemed rather pricey to boast to friends, Hey look, I am at 33,000 feet and talking to you live. I mean do we really need to stay in contact with friends below, unless Karen Black comes out of the cockpit asking does anyone know how to fly a plane? For sure, having WiFi while flying is a nice luxury. But if you are paying the full price, at this point in the technology, it really isnt worth it. First, you have to wait until the captain and flight attendant give you the thumbs up that it is okay to use electronic devices before you can access Wi-Fi. Thats when the plane has soared above 10,000 feet. Once it was okay to get out the Chromebook connected fairly smoothly to the aircrafts WiFi. GoGo/Chromebook also worked in perfect harmony, saying that I would have 11 passes remaining after signing on. I wound up using three of my 12 passes on the roundtrip. I have no idea how the inflight WiFi works with a standard laptop or a tablet, but the Chromebook is built to be user friendly and fast. Google boasts the Acer C7 will boot up in less than 20 seconds and it does. I was talking to friends below in probably less than a minute via Google Chat. And it really did prove to be useful. The friend who was picking me up at the airport in Portland knew my plane was going to land about 15 minutes later than scheduled because I told him shortly after take-off we were running late. The Chromebook/GoGo connection also handled quite nicely one of my favorite news roundup websites so I was able to catch up on the latest news and sports fairly easily as we flew. It wasnt perfect by any means, there were several brief outages with the connection, but it reconnected quickly. Inflight WiFi gets a failed grade though for anything else. Have a lot of songs that are cloud-based? I have thousands via Google Music, but listening is next to impossible. Songs stop continually, making the musical experience virtually impossible. And the streaming of movies is even worse. Netflix did not connect at all, and HBO Go, HBOs mobile application, was just a bit better. It connected, but still proved to be virutally worthless for viewing. So my rating for in-flight WiFi: Its not worth paying money for, unless you have a Chromebook and it is included free. The future though for highflying Wi-Fi does look better. The FCC recently voted to helping the airlines offer more in-cabin wireless, assigning more spectrum space space for the service. Currently, about 3,000 planes worldwide offer Wi-Fi onboard, but the FCC sees demand increasing greatly in the next few years. New specrum should mean faster service and lower prices as well. Now if we can only get them to do something about the food. Google Music So many streaming music choices (Pandora, Slacker, Spotify etc) it was only a matter of time before Google got into the act. I already have almost 13,000 songs in my Google Song library, but these are purchased songs from various sources and from Google Music itself. Google announced last week a new streaming music service and I am currently contemplating its necessity. There is a 30-day free trial and if you act before June 30, the cost of the service, $9.99 a month, is only $7.99 per month. That appears to be a good rate and Google offers more than most of those other services. I probably will give it a try and let you know if it is my latest addiction or just another passing fancy.But the newest Chromebooks give you a chance to try the airline service News-Gazette photo/Peter CovinoThis Maine lobster was definitely not on the airline menu on the trip back from Portland, Maine. Food of any type is practically extinct on domestic air fravel, but Wi-Fi is becoming increasingly commonplace, but at a fairly steep price. Avant Garde Academy, Inc. (AGA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a non-discriminatory educational provider. It is the policy of AGA to comply with all applicable state and federal laws regarding non-discrimination in employment and educational programs and services. AGA will not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, national origin or age in administration of its educational policies, administration policies, athletic, and other school programs.052513.SNGavantgardeosceola@gmail.com
Page B4, Whats new?Fun Seekers Travel ClubThe Fun Seekers Travel Club meets the second Monday of every month at the Elks Lodge on Kings Highway in Kissimmee. The first meeting will be Monday, June 10, and it will be an organizational meeting. The meeting will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Day trips, overnights and cruises will be discussed. For more information on trips or about the club, call 407-846-0088 or email email@example.com. Visit the website grouptravelspecialistskiss. com.Womens self defense programThe Osceola County Sheriffs Office has openings for a self-defense awareness program for women at 6 p.m. June 13. Self Defense Awareness Familiarization Exchange or SAFE is designed to educate women on how to protect themselves if they should become a victim. The two-hour class teaches that 90 percent of selfdefense is awareness, risk reduction and avoiding confrontation, while only 10 percent is physical. To sign up for the class, call 407348-1105 or email aveg@osceola. org.Hooked on Jesus Christian youth groupThe Hooked on Jesus Christian youth group from Bartow will be performing skits and songs at 7 p.m. Friday, June 14 at the Ocean Street Church of God, 1211 Ocean St., Kissimmee (behind Krazy Verns Car Wash). They have won several state awards and will be competing at the National Youth Convention in Tampa this summer. There is no admission, but a love offering will be taken. There will be free refreshments after the performance.Lets Dance Ballroom ClubThe Lets Dance Ballroom Club meets every Wednesday at the St. Cloud Senior Center at 3101 17th St., St. Cloud. In June, the club will feature swing lessons for four weeks. Class meets Wednesday, June 12, 19, and 26 and starts promptly at 7 p.m. Come early to register. For additional information, call Sheila Lauer at 407-738-7546.Eagles 4048 bingoThe Eagles 4048 group will be playing bingo Sundays at 4 p.m. at 15 W. Darlington Ave., Kissimmee. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 407-846-4990.The Osceola Regional Medical Center AuxiliaryThe Osceola Regional Medical Center Auxiliary in Kissimmee will conduct a hospital gift shop sale in the H2U/Senior Friends Building on Village Way, next to Good Samaritan Village from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 and 7. The event is open to the public. The sale will include dolls, jewelry and an assortment of holiday gifts. Sale prices will be reduced to 50 percent off original cost. The next Auxiliary General meeting will be at the Elks Lodge on Kings Highway, Kissimmee, at 10:30 a.m. June 14. A picnic lunch will follow and all members are encouraged to attend. A fall fashion show is planned for 1 p.m. Sept. 22, at the Elks Lodge, Kissimmee. Caregiving and guiltCaring for a loved one with Alzheimers disease or related dementia may result in feelings of guilt for the caregiver. There will be a class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 7, at the Osceola County Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, to learn about guilt, possible causes and healthy ways for dealing with it. A monthly caregiver support group will 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 with any questions pertaining to this presentation. Greater Osceola Republican Womens Network meetingThe Greater Osceola Republican Womens Network will meet Thursday, June 13, at the Kissimmee Bay County Club (18 and older). The guest speaker will be Dolores Clark president of Florida Womens Political Network. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m.; the meeting is at 7 p.m. Cost is $15. RSVP to Joni Dougherty president, by June 10 by email to Jonidougherty@aol.com or call. 407-496-5101AARP driver safetyThe AARP Driver Safety Program helps participants refine driving skills and develop safe-driving habits. The class is June 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Cloud Civic Center, 3101 17th St. Cloud. Another class is offered June 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Osceola County Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. The fee is $12 for AARP members, $14 for nonmembers. Call 407-593-1957 to register for either class.Senior Citizen car washThere will be a free senior citizen car wash sponsored by Plantation Bay Rehab Center at 4641 Old Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For any information, contact Dorthea Hardee at 407-892-7344. Celebrate RecoveryCome celebrate recovery at the Celebrate Recovery Program, dealing with lifes hurts, habits and hangups, at Cornerstone Family Church, 2925 Canoe Creek Road, St. Cloud, every Friday night from 7 to 10 p.m. Celebrate Recovery is a Christcentered 12-step recovery program based on the eight principles found in Matthew 5. Celebrate Recovery offers a person the opportunity to participate in a group fellowship where love and hope combine with Gods purpose to mend out lives. Cornerstone Family Kitchen serves a free meal from 6 to 8 p.m. for struggling families in the community and Celebrate Recovery participants.American Legion Post 80 eventsThe American Legion of St. Cloud Post 80, 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., will have the following events. On Mondays, bingo will be at 6 p.m. in the smoke-free Civic Hall. On Tuesdays, the dart tournament will start at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesdays, dinner specials run from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursdays are free pool, dinner specials run from 5 to 8 p.m., $1 drafts are available, and Trivia Game Night begins at 8 p.m. Fridays are free shuffleboard from 3 to 7 p.m., grill menu weekly, prime rib dinners on the first and third weeks, and N.Y. strip steak on the second and fourth weeks. Saturdays are road kill bingo on the first and third weeks and N.Y. strip steak on the second and fourth weeks. On Sundays breakfast will run from 8 to 11 a.m. and bar bingo will run from 2 to 4 p.m. Post 80 is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are a veteran, or the spouse, son or daughter of a veteran, we invite you to speak with us regarding membership in the American Legion, Auxiliary, Riders, or Sons of the American Legion. Serving veterans is out only goal. For more information, call the post at 407-892-8808 or Mike Turco at 352527-1261. Community awareness fairSolid Rock Church of God will host a community awareness fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at 1904 N. Michigan Ave., Kissimmee. Activities will include a health screening, information on community resources, rummage and book sale, childrens games and face painting. There will be food and drinks for sale. Vendors are welcome.Disabled American Vete rans No. 148 The DAV Auxilliary meeting date has been changed. It is now June 20 at 7 p.m. Please all attend. The special guest attending will be Diane Franz, our state adjutant. The DAV Service officer is here every Tuesday from noon until 4 p.m., to help with your military benefit needs. Barnyard Meat Bingo is every first and third Saturday of the month starting at noon. Every Friday is Red Shirt Friday. Wear red shirt to show our your support for our military troops serving overseas. On the second and fourth Friday there are $1 longnecks for those who come in wearing a red shirt. The DAV is located at 21 E. Keen St., Kissimmee, 407-846-4141. GO FAR clubThe Greater Osceola Fitness and Run Club GO FAR meets Tuesdays at Crabby Bills at 7 p.m. and Thursdays at Hideout at 7 p.m.Sgt. Robo Mud RunThe city of St. Cloud and the St. Cloud Police Department will proudly host the Sgt. Robo Mud Run fundraiser event June 29 at the St. Cloud Civic Center and Peghorn Park. The event consists of a 4 to 5 mile mud obstacle course and to includes an after party with food, beverages, live band, and much more. The event will benefit SCPD officer Sgt. Boyd Graham, who was recently diagnosed with liver cancer. For additional event information and registration, please visit: http:// robomudrun.eventbrite.com.Alzheimers workshop The Alzheimers Association of Central and North Florida is hosting an Alzheimers/Dementia workshop for caregivers June 22 from 10 a.m. to noon (1 to 3 p.m. in Spanish) at Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee. Light Refreshments will be provided. This class is approved for one CEU for RNs, LPNs, and certified nursing assistants for $5 donation. There is no charge. Call 1-800-2723900 to register. Osceola County Support Group for Mental Illness Osceola County Support Group for Mental Illness is a free anonymous support group for bi-polar, depression, anxiety disorders, their families and friends. It meets every Monday evening at the Veterans Memorial Library, 810 13th St., St. Cloud, second floor in the Barbara U. Thornton Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. For more information, call (day) 407-847-7420, 407891-7099 or (night) 407-730-5641.Poinciana Friends of the LibraryThe Poinciana Friends of the Library meet the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Poinciana branch library. New members are welcome. Membership is open for active or supportive status. For more information, contact the Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 702087, St. Cloud, FL, 347702087.Osceola Friends of the LibraryThe Osceola Friends of the Library Board of Directors meets the second Tuesday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Hart Memorial Branch Library. Membership is open for active or supportive status. For more information, contact the Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 702087, St. Cloud, FL, 347702087.Kissimmee Moose 2056The lodge has l unch specials everyday from 11 a.m., to 2 p.m. Every week it has the following events: Tuesdays Texas Hold Em from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays Bingo from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays Karaoke from 7 to 11 p.m. Every Friday night is date night. Prime rib is every first and third week; surf and turf is every second and fourth week. There also will be a live band. There are special events coming up that can be found in a calendar at the door. The lodge has been non-smoking since 2011. St. Cloud Horseshoe ClubThe St. Cloud Horseshoe Club invites everyone to join the group. The horseshoe pits are located between the St. Cloud Civic Center and the St. Cloud Senior Center on 17th Street. The 2013-14 tournament schedule is Oct. 19, Nov. 9, Dec. 21, Feb. 8, March 8 and April 5. Members of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association (NHPA) and of the Florida State Horseshoe Pitchers Association (FLSHPA) can qualify to pitch at the tournaments. Tournament director Vickie Marteney may be contacted at 321-2971802. More information is available at the NHPA website. The clubs practice sessions contacts are: John Grayson at 407-8738240 and Tom Gowan at 321-4436871.DARThe Joshua Stevens Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meetings are held the second Saturday of each month. The group welcomes visitors. Anyone interested in learning more about DAR or need help in searching for possible family members who fought in the war, contact Lori at 407-6945277 or Carole at 407-846-1992 for more information.VFW Post 3227 bingoThe post offers bingo Wednesdays. Early Bird games start at 6:30 p.m., regular bingo begins at 7 p.m. The bingo hall is smoke free with a smoking area provided. Trivia is held Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. New players and teams are welcome. Breakfast is served every Saturday from 8-11 a.m. for $5; dinners are served Fridays with the exception of the first Friday of the month when Bar Bingo is held. Chuck Wagon Bingo is the third Saturday of the month. Call 407-892-6761 for information regarding membership eligibility.Music, dancing eventThere will be live classic country music and some 1950s rock and roll, dancing and some line dancing TuesGrand scholarship winners Submitted PhotoThe Masons of Orange B lossom Lodge No. 80 F &AM, on East Dakin S t, Kissimmee, along with several additional Masonic appendant bodies, and Masons of Central F loridas 17th District Masters & Wardens Association, partnered with other community organizations to a ward 20 area h igh school seniors, above, with $1000 scholarships to a ssist in their quest for higher learning. The awards banquet program was held on May 9 at Kissimmee Bay Country Club. Whats happening? COMMUNITYCOMMUNITYSee additional Community Events/News at www.aroundosceola.com See Community, page B-5 Workforce Central Florida offers more than two dozen different Develop You classes to boost employability skills and provide job seekers with a competitive advantage as they search for a new career. The 27 Develop You classes explore a variety of topics including: resume writing, interviewing, networking, using social media, coping with unemployment, making a positive first impression and overcoming the challenges of being over qualified for a position. All Develop You workshops last one hour and are offered on a first-come basis at no cost. Seating is limited and classes are held at WCFs Osceola County office, 1392 E. Vine St., Kissimmee. To register, go to Workforce Central Florida.com and click on schedule an appointment. Some upcoming classes are: Advice for the mature job seeker: Learn strategies and tips to overcome image concerns and myths associated with older workers, 10:30 a.m. June 10, June 17 and June 24. Interview skills in action: Nail your next interview with preparation and practice during this interactive and informative workshop, 10:30 a.m. June 19 and June 26. 10 deadly mistakes job seekers make: Find out how employers screen applications and resumes and learn how to avoid deadly job seeker mistakes, 9 a.m. June 18 and June 25. Coping with long-term unemployment: Learn how to effectively cope with the emotional aspects of job loss and how to maintain optimism throughout your job search, 1 p.m. June 10. Navigating your health insurance options: Learn how to proactively plan your health insurance needs and find out about alternative options to COBRA, 1 p.m. June 12. Free career-building classes
Saturday, June 1, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B5 day nights from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Osceola County Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. There is no admittance fee but there will be 50/50 tickets sold to help support the effort. Bring a covered dish or snack to be part of the meals at break time. For more information, call 407-892-3335. Ladies needed for gamesLadies are needed to fill in some empty spots for bridge and canasta games at the Kissimmee Womens Club, 1616 W. Oak St. in Kissimmee. Call Debbie Salisbury at 407-791-7007.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. 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.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 407-595-6727 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.GriefShare The GriefShare recovery and support group meets at First Baptist Church of St. Cloud, 1717 13th Street, St. Cloud, Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A second location 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.American Legion Post 10The American Legion Post, Kissimmee, FL will hold the following events: Tuesdays, Karaoke from noon to 4 p.m., food served; Friday, Bingo at 5:30 p.m. and a seafood dinner from 5:30 to 7:30. Saturdays, full course dinner served every Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Music by local bands and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday, Bingo from 3 to 7 p.m. For more information call 407-847-4193.GriefShare at First BaptistG riefShare support and recovery group meets at First Baptist Church of Kissimmee, 1700 N. John Young Parkway, Kissimmee. GriefShare meets every Wednesday from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. for 13 weeks. Each session is self-contained, so you may begin at any time during the 13-week cycle. Childcare is available. Adults 18 years and over are better served in this group. GriefShare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one through death. This group of friendly, caring people will walk along side of you through one of lifes most difficult experiences. GriefShare features a video series with nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. For more information, call 407-847-3138, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Take Pounds Off SensiblyTake Pounds Off 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. For more information, call Jane Pearce at, 407-9572865. BVL music programDo you have a desire to learn to sing or play the piano and not break your wallet? For just $7 you can have a half hour lesson in either voice or piano CommunityContinued from Page B-4 See Community, page B-7 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING ADVISORY BOARDThe City of Kissimmee proposes to change the use of land for the area described in this advertisement by adopting an ordinance with the following title: An ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2771 known as the Ordinance Adopting the Comprehensive Development Plan for the City of Kissimmee, Florida, under the authority of Florida Statute 163.3184; Directing the City Manager to amend the Comprehensive Land Use Plan as herein provided after the passage of this ordinance; Providing for a public hearing as required by law; Repealing all ordinances in conict herewith; and Providing an effective date. The Planning Advisory Board will hold a Public Hearing on this request, Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, located on the rst oor of City Hall, 101 North Church Street, Kissimmee, Florida 34741. The purpose of this Public Hearing is to make a recommendation to the City Commission concerning the request to amend Ordinance No. 1760. The proposed Ordinance would amend Map I-1 of the Kissimmee Comprehensive Plan (Future Land Use Map: Policy Designations) by changing the land use classication for the area described below as follows: FROM: Commercial Gener al(City) TO: MF-MDR (Multi F amilyMedium Density Residential)City The subject property is located at Boggy Creek Rd and Lakeside Drive. Parcel ID# 18-25-30-1092001-00C0 PROPOSED ORDINANCE 13-020: Mallard Bay.: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1760 KNOWN AS THE ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA, UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF FLORIDA STATUTE 163.3184; DIRECTING THE CITY MANAGER TO AMEND THE COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE PLAN AS HEREIN PROVIDED AFTER THE PASSAGE OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING FOR A PUBLIC HEARING AS REQUIRED BY LAW; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. All interested parties may appear and be heard on the above date. Written opinion will be received until 5:00. p.m., Wednesday, June 19, 2013. The proposed amendment and the supporting documents, including a parcel description, may be inspected in the Development Services Department, City Hall between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Any questions may be directed to the Development Services Department, at (407) 518-2140. 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Page B6, ObituariesFor daily obituaries and services please visit our Website: www.a ro undosceola.com TROY Kansas Robert J. Davis,S r, 60, of Tr oy, Kansas formerly of Holopaw, Florida passed away Saturday, May 25,2013 at his home. He suffered from Lou Gehrig Disease (ALS). Robert was born on August 28, 1952 in St Joseph, MO. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He had worked at RingHaver and RingPower. Robert married Elaine Newcomb on September 12, 1992. She survives of the home. Additional survivors include Ashley Clarke of St Cloud, FL Allen Newcomb of Orlando, FL Amanda Davis of St Joseph, MO, Alaina Davis of home Angel Davis of home Adam Davis of home Robert Davis Jr of Elwood, Ks Shanin Kirkland of St Joseph, Mo and Tony Davis of St Joseph, MO. Robert was cremated and will have a visitation Saturday June 1, 2013 at Harm an Rohde Funeral Home in Wa thena, KS. Memorials: In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials to the Robert J Davis Sr memorial fund c/o funeral home PO box 426 Wa thena, KS 66090 www.harm anrohde.com DRAPEAU Mr. Robert J. Drapeau, 74, of Kissimmee, passed away on Sunday, May 26th, 2013 at The Palms at Park Place. He was the husband of Eleanor L. (Martell) Drapeau. Robert was born in Littleton, New Hampshire on January 1, 1939, the son of the late George and Anna (Pageau). He served in the U.S. Army Reserves during the Korean and Vietnam Wa r era. Robert is survived by a daughte r, Becki Drapeau of Lincoln, NH; two sons: George Drapeau of Missouri; Joseph Drapeau of Lincoln, NH; three step sons: Duane Wilcox of Kissimmee, FL; ,Dewey Wilcox of Franklin, NH and Daryl Wilcox of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, a sister, Elaine Richards of Littleton, NH; two brothers, Richard Drapeau of Boynton Beach, FL; Russell Drapeau of Littleton, NH. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, June 2nd at 1:30 P. M. at the 2056 Moose Lodge in Kissimmee, FL. Arrangements have been entrusted to Fisk Funeral Home, 1107 Massachusetts Avenue, St. Cloud, Florida 34769 (407) 892-2155 www.FiskFH.com FRISBIE Mrs. Marjorie V. Frisbie, 101, of Intercession City, FL., passed away on We dnesday, May 29th, 2013 at Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee, FL. Marjorie was born in South Canaan, PA on January 22, 1912, to Royal and Irene J. (Daniels) Kimble. Arrangements are under the artful care of Osceola Memory Gardens, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Rd., Kissimmee, FL. (407) 847-2494 www.OsceolaMemGds.com GOMEZ Erick Gomez, 47, of Kissimmee, passed away on May 24, 2013. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Funeraria y Crematorio Porta Coeli, 2801 E. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. 407-846-2804. www.PortaCoeliFH.com NEGRON Francisca Negron, 95, of Saint Cloud, passed away on May 28, 2013. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Funeraria y Crematorio Porta Coeli, 2801 E. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Phn 407.846.2408 www.PortaCoeliFH.com . OWEN Shirley Anne Owen, age78, of Lincoln, DE died on May 28, 2013 at home. Born and raised in Cheste r, PA she resided for the past month in Lincoln, DE, previously residing in Kissammee, FL and the Tr i State area. A homemaker, she belonged to Bible Baptist Church in Kissammee, FL and the New Life Baptist in Milford, DE. Shirley was an avid music lover, and enjoyed singing,playing the piano and crafts. She is preceded in death by her parents, Artimus Jenkins and Anna Gaynor Hewitt, sister, Helen Jenkins, and is survived by 7 children, Alan (Eileen) Buerkle, Douglas Buerkle, Anna (James) Te pfenhart, We ndy (Paul) Burrows, Charles Buerkle, Andrew Caylor, and Cheryl (Cameron) Swain, sister, Dolly Ammann, nephew, Stevie Hendricks ,1 0 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Funeral service on Thursday, June 6, 2013, 1:00 PM at the Pagano Funeral Home, 3711 Foulk Rd., Garn et Valley, Pa. where friends may call from 12:00-1:00 PM Inte rm ent Lawn Croft Cemetery, Linwood, PA Donations in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society, 92 Reads Way, Ste. 205, New Castle, DE 19720. Online condolences may be made by visiting:www.paganofuneralhome.com SIERRA Adelaida Sierra, 82, of Kissimmee, passed away on May 27, 2013. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Funeraria y Crematorio Porta Coeli, 2801 E. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Phn 407.846.2408 www.PortaCoeliFH.com . . SOUFFRANT Ronald Souffrant, 48, of Orlando, passed away on May 21, 2013. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Funeraria y Crematorio Porta Coeli, 2801 E. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. 407-846-2804. www.PortaCoeliFH.com CHAMBERS Billy N. Chambers, 89, of Kissimmee, Florida, formerly of Lincoln, Illinois, died May 29, 2013, at home. He was born in Chattanooga, Te nnessee, on June 26, 1923, and grew up in Chattanooga and Wa shington, D.C. He joined the U.S. Army in 1941 and became a cadet in the fledgling Army Air Corps. After earning his wings at age 21, he flew a variety of military aircraft during WW II including the B25 and B17 while stationed at Foggia, Italy. He was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserve until 1983. Active as a pilot until 2002, he was a lifelong member of the Experimental Aircraft Association and was a 53-year member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. In 1953, Mr. Chambers entered Lincoln Bible Institute and Seminary (now Lincoln Christian University) to train for the ministry, earning a B.A. in 1958 and M.A. in Church History in 1963. He served the Eminence Christian Church in Atlanta, Illinois as preaching minister from 1953 to 1966. He also established and directed the missionary aviation program at Lincoln Bible Institute from 1958 to 1963. In 1966 he was employed as a rehabilitation counselor with the Illinois Dept. of Mental Health, working at the Lincoln State School. After that institution closed in 1975 he was employed by the Logan Correctional Center, first as the manager of the Centers Prison Industries, then as a Corrections Officer until his retirement as a Lieutenant in 1986. In 1987 he and his wife, Roberta, moved to Kissimmee, FL, where she taught music at Florida Christian College and he volunteered on the college maintenance staff. As they had in Illinois, the two often conducted worship services at area nursing homes. Among other interests Mr. Chambers was widely known as a woodworker specializing in making furniture and childrens toys, restorin g antique furniture, and hand caning. He belonged to the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club and the Model T Ford Club of America. He was a member of First Christian Church, Kissimmee. Mr. Chambers was preceded in death by his first wife, Roberta (Mulliken) Chambers, a sister, Shirley Ritchey, and a brothe r, Roy Chambers. He is survived by his second wife, Jane (Dodge) Chambers, a son, Dr. Michael Chambers (Pamela) of St. Louis, MO, a daughte r, Linda Storm (Randal) of Concord, MI, five grandchildren, Christopher (Nicki) Chambers, Car a (Jason) LeCureux, Rachel (Jeff) Stalnaker, David Storm, and Emily (Christopher) Elam. Also surviving are eight greatgrandchildrenNadine Cham bers, Ian Chambers, Sophia Stalnaker, Eden Stalnaker, Wilder Stalnaker, Abigail LeCureux, Zoe LeCureux and Felix Elam; a sister, Charlotte Roth of Columbus, GA; and a brothe r, Richard Chambers of Huntsville, AL. Services will be conducted at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL. Memorial donations may be made to Florida Christian College, 1011 Bill Beck Blvd., Kissimmee, FL, 34741, or to Hospice of the Comforte r, 480 W. Central Parkway, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714. SERRANO Luis A. Serrano, 46, of Orlando, passed away on May 25, 2013. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Funeraria y Crematorio Porta Coeli, 2801 E. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, Phn 407.846.2408 www.PortaCoeliFH.com . WA TCH IT WA TCH ITDisappearCall today for details407-846-7600Place an ad fo r your mechandise fo r sale andWAT CH IT DISAPPEAR! AroundOsceola.com Please submit obituaries fo r Saturd ay News-Ga ze tte by Thursd ay at 3 PM NO TICE OF PUBLIC HEARING PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD This is to inform you that the City of Kissimmee Planning Advisory Board will make a recommendation to the City Commission concerning a request to amend the ofcial Zoning Map, the City of Kissimmee Land Development Code Ordinance No. 2038 for the property described herein: FROM: B-3 (Gener al Commercial)-City TO: RC-1 (Multiple F amily Medium Residential)-City The subject property is located at Boggy Creek Road at Lakeside Drive; Parcel ID # 18-25-30-1092-0001-00C0 Legal Description: BOGGY CREEK PLAZA PB 8 PG 95 TRACT C PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 13-021; Mallard Bay: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2038 KNOWN AS THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, REZONING THE PROPERTY HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED, REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Planning Advisory Board will hold a meeting to consider their recommendation on said request Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 101 N. Church Street, Kissimmee, FL. All interested parties may appear and be heard on the above date. Written opinion will be received until 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Any questions may be directed to the Development Services Department at (407) 518-2140 Reference # 13-00085 PLANNING AD VISORY BOARD Mallard Bay KISSIMMEE, FLORID A In accordance with Florida Statutes 286.26, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Ofce of the City Clerk (407) 518-2308 prior to the meeting. 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Saturday, June 1, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B7 Community Continued from Page B-5 every Wednesday afternoon. Come join the pilot music program at the Robert Guevara Community Center at 501 Florida Parkway in Kissimmee. For more information, call Christa Brown at 407-2016333.Saturday night church serviceNeptune Road Baptist Church at 1620 Neptune Road, Kissimmee, is having a Saturday night church service starting at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month, Everyone is invited.Elmers Meal KitchenElmers Meal Kitchen Ministry is a 501c3 approved nonprofit ministry serving free hot meals to the needy and homeless in the community of St. Cloud. A combined total of 33 local community churches, ministry groups, businesses and restaurants have been voluntarily serving for over 12 years. Contact your church leader or current group serving you if you would like to participate in serving meals. If your church cannot serve, get it involved by making love offerings and memorial donations to help purchase food items needed. Elmers Meal Kitchen Director Carol Broski can be reached at 407-9579839.Sons of Italy 2523The Osceola County Order Sons of Italy in America Lodge 2523 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Kissimmee Bay Golf and Country Club. The lodge welcomes all men and women of Italian heritage (or spouse that is Italian) to join. It holds events throughout the year for charities and high school scholarships. For more information, contact lodge president Gertrude Dorries at 321-2866787 for more information.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.Osceola Historical Volunteers neededThe Osceola County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to greet and give tours to guests at the Pioneer Village. Join the society in educating the community and visitors to what life was like in Osceola County during the late 1800s. Anyone who can spare one to three hours per week can be a volunteer in any number roles with our organization, from greeters and tour guides, to office help or grounds keepers. Training provided for all roles. To explore the possibilities, call volunteer coordinator Juana Kelly at 407-396-8644 or email questions to juana@ osceolahistory.org. Visit the website at Osceolahistory.org.Friends Who CareThe Friends W ho Care Club of Osceola County meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Cloud Senior Center at 3101 17th St. Membership is open to men and women from 18 years and up.One Word At A TimeIf you are an aspiring writer or a published author, join One Word At A Time. Its motto is writers helping writers. It offers education, critique, networking and support to adult fiction writers. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Susans Courtside Cafe, 18 S. Orlando Ave, in Kissimmee. For more information, email Randy Austin at email@example.com..Community OrchestraThe Osceola Community Orchestra welcomes orchestra musicians high school age and older to our Monday evening rehearsals at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. For more information, contact Bill Lauer at 407-8925011.Tai chi and qigong (Chinese yoga)Tai Chi and qigong (Chinese yoga) classes being offered by Madame Wu Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud, and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., at the Barney Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. All classes taught by donation. For more information, call Madame Wu at 407-7387001. Frances Kirby Smith 22 Chapter, Order of Confederate RoseThe Frances Kirby Smith 22 Chapter, Order of Confederate Rose is an independent support group to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and local camps thereof. It is nonprofit, nonracial, nonpolitical and nonsectarian. Confederate ancestry is not required for membership. It assists SCV with its historical, educational, benevolent and social functions. Special emphasis is placed on the preservation of Confederate symbols. The meetings are held the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Library, Barbara Thornton Room, in St. Cloud. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org The St. Cloud Line Dance Club The St. Cloud Line Dance Club, 3101 17th S t., St. Cloud, meets: Monday, novice (2-2:30 p.m.); beginner 2:30-3 p.m.); intermediate (3-5 p.m.). Thursday, novice (5:30-6 p.m.); beginner (6-7 p.m.); intermediate (7-9 p.m.). Its a $1 donation for the day. Call Glenda Brown at 407744-3892 for more information. Travel ClubThe Ahoy! Carefree Travel Club meets every first and third Monday at the Elks Lodge on Kings Highway in Kissimmee. There is cruise information from noon to 1 p.m. and discussed from 1 to 3 p.m. are one-day trips, three-day trips or longer. For more information, call Donna Parkins, president, at 772-539-0088 or by email at email@example.com. Osceola County Camera ClubThe Osceola County Camera Club invites anyone interested in taking photographs and having a good time to attend the clubs twicemonthly meetings. The club will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Osceola Center for the Arts in the Edward Moore Studio at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.osceola countycameraclub.com or the clubs Facebook page at http://bit.ly/ackyi7.Greyhound adoptionsThe public is invited to come every third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pet Supermarket, 2924 13th St., St. Cloud, 407-4980929, located one mile east of Walmart, to meet retired racing greyhounds ready for adoption. These are mature, adult dogs and they transition very easily into homes. Most get along great with other dogs and children and many are cat friendly, as well. Get to know the dogs and speak with local greyhound owners. For more information, call Gods Greyts Greyhound Group at 407-578-7496 or go to www.godsgreyts.com.Osceola Stamp ClubThe Osceola Stamp Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Barney E. Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. Come trade, sell and meet other stamp collectors. New members are welcome and needed to keep the club going. For more information, call Charles Frazer at 407-2014192.Osceola Coin ClubThe group will meet at Broadway Pizza in the side room every first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. The group will be for trading, selling or buying coins for those interested. Call Ron at 407944-9718 for information.Osceola Republican PartyThe Osceola Republican Party meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 804 Emmett St. at 7 p.m. For more information call 407-846-8889. In Step with the SpiritThe In Step With the Spirit organization, a Christ-centered recovery group for alcohol and drugs, meets 6:30 to 7:30 Thursdays at the Osceola Christian Ministry Center, 700 Union St., Kissimmee. For more information, call Richard Burton at 407-9449968. OSCAR ToastmastersOSCAR Toastmasters meets every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Osceola County Realtors Association training room, 105 Shady Lane, Kissimmee. You do not need to be a Realtor to join group to hone your speaking skills. For more information, contact Betty Dobbie at 407846-4500. Free Medicare counselingSHINE Florida Department of Elder Affairs, will be sponsoring free, unbiased counseling at the following locations on Medicare, Medigap/ HMO, Medicaid, prescription See Community, page B-8 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 9:00am FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCHKissimmee 101 West Dakin Ave., Kissimmee, Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.The people of The United Methodist Church PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE OF KISSIMMEE 1222 S. John Young Parkway, Kissimmee, FL 34741 Tel: (407) 846-8888 Schedule of Services Sunday First Fruits/Prayer 9:30 am Christian Education 10:00 am Morning Worship 11:00 am Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 pm Friday Prayer Meeting 7:00 pm We would be delighted to have you as our special guest!Our Mission is to Educate, Equip, Empower and Evangelize Souls for the Kingdom of God. BE OUR SPECIAL GUEST THIS SUNDAY
Page B8, Community Continued from Page B-7 drug plans, and long-term care insurance. All counseling is first-come, first-served. Bring with you a list of all your medications or Rx bottles, insurance card, and red, white and blue Medicare card. All dates are subject to change. Barney E. Veal All Generation Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, 407-8468532, from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Tuesday of every month. Good Samaritan Village Friendship Room, 4250 Village Drive, Kissimmee, 407933-3246, Jan.-May the second Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to noon; September through November the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th Street, St. Cloud, 407-957-7392, the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon.Toho FriendsToho Friends meet at noon the second Thursday of every month with a covered dish lunch and Bingo at the Parks and Recreation Building, 717 N. Palm Ave. All seniors are welcome. The Craft Club meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the same building. Come work on your crafts or just visit. Crochet, embroider or whatever you enjoy doing. Fun cards meets every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. All seniors are welcome. For information, call Elaine at 407-847-8970, or Lois at 407-846-2848.The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War meets at the Senior Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud, at 1 p.m. the first Saturday of every other month except for January and July. In those months, the group meets on the second Saturday. For more information, visit http://www.c4dofsuvcw.org/ camp4officers.html Celebrate Recovery at First Christian Church of KissimmeeCelebrate Recovery meets every Friday at 6:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 415 N. Main St., Kissimmee. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery group for anyone who has hurts, hang-ups and habits including alcohol and drug abuse; co-dependency; anger; self-esteem issues; divorce; and grief. For more information, call 407-847-2543 or visit www. fcckissimmee.org (click on Ministries tab).Ministry medical clinicThe Osceola Christian Ministry at 700 Union St., Kissimmee, offers a medical clinic most Thursday mornings. It serves the uninsured and people with a family income at or below the 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The clinic operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 9 a.m. and it can serve eight to nine people. It also has a Tuesday afternoon clinic once a month, which serves adults only. The doors open at 12:30 p.m. To confirm the hours for either clinic for the week, call 407944-9968 for t he correct information. Quilt GuildThe Patchers of Time quilt guild meets monthly on the second Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Osceola Center for the Arts, 2411 E. U.S. Highway 192. Meetings include lectures, demonstrations, workshops, guest speakers and prizes. Anyone interested in quilting is welcome to attend. For more information, call Debbie at 407-346-6086.Alcoholics AnonymousThe Osceola Alcoholics Anonymous Intergroup Office carries all the literature and books that are available for the AA groups here in the county to buy and use. It also maintains a 24-hour phone line. Anyone who wants help with a drinking problem can call a 24-hour line at 407-870-8282. Callers can find where the nearest meeting is. There are no dues or fees.Ronald Reagan Republican Gun ClubThe Ronald Reagan Conservative Spirit of Republican Gun Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Royal St. Cloud Golf Links, 5310 Michigan Ave, in St. Cloud. For more information or to RSVP, call Jed Suhl at 407908-0568.Volunteer child advocates neededInterested in helping a child? Volunteers are needed to be advocates for children in foster care. For more information, contact Linder Snider, volunteer program coordinator at 407742-6656 or linder.snider@ gal.fl.gov.Dance ClubThe English Country Dance Club meets every second Saturday year round at the St. Cloud Senior Citizens Center, 3101 17th Street, St. Cloud, from 2 to 5 p.m. Learn to dance early English style dances, no partner is needed, and beginners are welcome. Cost is $5 per person. Bring a snack to share. For more information call Diana Kehr at 407-847-6055.Dames to meetThe Osceola Confederate Dames No. 2684 chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets the third Monday night of each month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are at the Osceola County Sheriffs Community Room. Membership is open to females age 16 years and older with documentation of an ancestor who served in or provided material aid to the Confederate Army. For more information, call 407-361-0984. 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