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A Tampa man was arrested and charged with murdering his wife while visiting Kissimmee Sunday. During the afternoon, Kissimmee police officers responded to 4113 Enchanted Oaks Blvd., Unit 1204, in the Oak Plantation resort in reference to a homicide, police spokesperson Stacie Miller said. Upon arrival, officers were informed that the front desk staff had received multiple phone calls from a female requesting someone try to contact 30-year-old Keturah Boudreaux, who was staying at the resort. Oak Plantation employees entered the unit and found Boudreaux dead with multiple stab wounds. During their on-scene investigation, detectives received information from the Tampa Police Department that a male by the name of Andrew Boudreaux had contacted them stating he had been stabbed two times by his wife, later determined to be Keturah Boudreaux, and in self-defense he stabbed her one time. The address he provided where the incident occurred was the same as the Serving Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Lake Nona, Harmony, Narcoossee, BVL The Orlando Home Show returns Oct. 5-7 ... Page C-1HomefinderGateway stops St. Cloud in 7A-6 game ...Page A-6Sports For the latest activities, events and classes, see ...Page B-3 Weekend WeatherPartly cloudy 40% chance of rainCommunity Doomsday bunker suspect slapped with more charges Kissimmee police detectives have brought additional charges against a Kissimmee man who was initially arrested two weeks ago after police discovered he was using stolen vehicles to build a doomsday bunker in his backyard. See page A-2 Index PolicePage A4, Editorial Page A6, Sports Page B3, Community Page B1, Around Osceola Page A2, Police news St. CloudFire Rescue station expansion approvedThe St. Cloud City Council Sept. 13 unani mously approved more than a quarter of a million dollar expansion of St. Cloud Fire Rescue Station 32 on Old Canoe Creek Road to make way for anticipated additional staffing as well as other spacing needs. See page A-3 Do veterans have a legitimate complaint when it comes to Osceola County Supervisor of Elections Mary Jane Arringtons poll questions she authorized her campaign to ask? opinion. Vote at www.around osceola.com Results from the Sept. 20 Question of the week: With the Florida Commission on Ethics recent ruling that Osceola County Clerk of Court Malcom Thompson violated state law by misusing his position, should he resign? 82.9% not have to.7.3% information to make a decision.7.3% opinion.2.4% By Fallan Patterson and Ken Jackson Staff Writers Amid allegations he was a client at an east Orange County home-based brothel, State Rep. Mike Horner ended his reelection campaign but will remain president of the Kissimmee-Osceola County Chamber of Commerce, a position hes held for 15 years. R-Kissimmee, admitted the allegations and said his family including his wife and son friends, supporters and constituents deserves better from me. and embarrassment, Horner said in honor than serving the people of Florida, have the chance to earn back their trust and respect during the remainder of my life. His campaign website, www.gohorner. com, was down for maintenance Monday although campaign signs continue to stand alongside Osceola County roads, as of press time. Horner, 44, who was running for his third term in district 42 against Polk County Democrat Eileen Game, also announced Monday he is stepping back from his position at the chamber and is taking personal leave, spokeswoman Wendi Jeannin said, adding Chamber Vice President Cindy Lewis is handling the day-to-day operations in his absence. The chamber is still operating as normal, she said, also dispelling the rumor that a board meeting has been scheduling in regard to Horners tenure. Chamber Chairman Pete Pace said in a statement late Monday that its leadership is still in evaluation mode but that Horner remains at his post for the time being. Mike Horner has been a stellar leader of this chamber for 15 years, ushering our membership through unprecedented growth and stability. As of this time, Mike Horner is taking some time to be with his family, Pace said. Our prayers are with the entire Horner family and the Osceola community as we move through this troubling period. membership, Horner successfully led a petition drive to hold Osceola County Commission races as non-partisan. Voters Commission Chairman John Quiones, who sits on the Chamber of Commerce board as a county representative, said the chamber is working to decide Horners future with the organization. along with everyone else, and we should let the appropriate steps be taken, he said. Florida House Speaker Designate Will Weatherfords office released a statement Monday indicating Horner dropping out of the race was in the best interest of the state and Horners family. Horners decision to drop out of his race decision, Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, said. As elected officials, we are held to a high standard and no member of the Florida House is above that standard. The Osceola County Republican Executive Committee has until Tuesday at 5 p.m. to choose another candidate; as per state law, the party is allotted five days to name a new candidate. Otherwise, Game will run unopposed. Additionally, votes will be made under Horners name for the Republican Osceola County Supervisor of Elections spokeswoman Amber Smith said. Using wording from the state, we will have a sign in every voting booth that will say a vote for Mike Horner will go toward whomever they appoint, she said. Committee Chairman Danny Sexton said the executive committees from both Osceola and Polk counties will meet faceto-face Saturday to discuss individuals who asked to be considered and others the party would like to see on the ballot. This is a very, very important issue. The clock has started ticking, Sexton said. finding a qualified candidate to represent the people of Osceola County. Quiones, a former state representative who lost the August primary Republican seat for U.S. Congress to Todd Long, is not interested in replacing Horner when asked at Mondays County Commission meeting. County already doesnt have a lot of representation in Tallahassee right now. Commissioner Frank Attkisson, who held the Florida House seat from 200008, prior to Horners election (and subsequent redrawing of district lines in 2010), said the countys party committees Horner remains chamber president Horner By Ken Jackson Staff Writer veterans, many who served in Vietnam and some disabled, protested on Friday in front of the Osceola County Supervisor of Elections office in response to a series of poll questions she authorized her campaign to ask voters about her opponents background. The poll, distributed to about 400 registered voters by phone, asked their likelihood of voting for a disabled veteran without office management experience, for someone of Dominican descent and for voting for someone who had switched party affiliation. Arrington will be running against Republican Peter in the Dominican Republic before coming to this country and enlisting in the military. He lost both of his legs in Vietnam and earned three Purple Hearts before becoming a naturalized citizen. The line of questioning in Arringtons polls outraged veteran and Hispanic groups, declaring they were meant to stir anti-Veteran and antiHispanic sentiment. They mobilized and picketed the Elections Office Friday with chants of, Mary Jane cant take the heat, and carrying signs like and To Late 4 Apology, Time 2 Resign. Organizers like former veteran Mark Rosenbauer said they felt they got their message across, and that they wont get satisfaction until Arrington resigns her post. That push poll was low, even for her, Rosenbauer When you offend one, you sible for your campaign material. cal, its more ignorance. We Veterans protest at Elections Office Friday over supervisors poll questions News-Gazette Photo/Andrew SullivanMore than a dozen protesters gathered in front of the office of Osceola County Supervisor of Elections Mary Jane Arrington on Friday, after what the group perceived as insensitive questions concerning veterans, the physically handicapped and Dominicans in an Arrington-sponsored telephone poll. Above, Lynnette Olivo, daughter of Peter Olivo, a veteran who is physically handicapped and born in the Dominican Republic and Arringtons opponent in the November election, also carried a sign. See Protest, page A-3 See Horner, page A-5 Police newsHusband charged with firstdegree murder Boudreaux By Fallan Patterson Staff Writer St. Cloud is getting back into the farmers market business but the details are still being worked out. between the city and the St. Cloud Greater Osceola Chamber of Commerce, officials agreed to employ Growing Synergy, a St. Cloud-based company specializing in distributing Florida-grown meats and produce, to manage the market, starting in October. Originally slated to operate in the evening weekly beginning Oct. 4 at Veterans Park, the St. Cloud City Council voted Sept. 13 to change the location to Peghorn Park, the location of many citysponsored events such including both Easter and Halloween festivities, although other locations are still being considered, including Centennial Park in downtown St. Cloud. The location change was prompted after members of the citys Tree Advisory Committee voiced their concerns vehicle traffic at Veterans Park could kill trees and other landscaping. famers market, committee member Jessica Sullivan said, adding she was concerned about the long term viability in the park. St. Cloud See Market, page A-3Farmers market to return See Police, page A-2
Page A2, one officers responded to. Following a thorough investigation, Kissimmee police detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Andrew Boudreaux, charging him with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Keturah Boudreaux. The husband was arrested by the Tampa Police Department and has been transported to the Osceola County Jail where he was being held on no bond Tuesday.Four charged with child neglectThe parents of three preschool-age children were arrested Monday for allowing the youngsters to play in and near busy Boggy Creek Road. Osceola County Sheriffs deputies arrested Yaritza Rodriguez-Diaz, 24; Kenia Nunez, 27; Manuel Diaz-Pena, 29; Jonathan Nunez-Bermudez, 27; all of Keston Court near Kissimmee, and charged them with child neglect with great bodily harm. The investigation began Monday at approximately 6:30 p.m., when deputies responded to Keston Court in Kissimmee. Upon arrival, deputies spoke with a witness who said she was driving eastbound on Boggy Creek Road when she observed three young children near the road. She pulled over and attempted to get the children away from the road where the speed limit is 45 mph. The traffic was heavy and one child ran near the road almost causing an accident. After further investigation, deputies determined the children were 3and 4-years-old. Deputies located their parents who said the children were playing in the courtyard on Keston Court. The parents told deputies they momentarily lost track of the children. Based on the information, the foursome were arrested and booked into the Osceola County Jail. Deputies notified the Department of Children and Families about the incident.Detectives arrest alleged victim for filing a false robbery reportOsceola County Sheriffs Office detectives arrested a Kissimmee woman who allegedly filed a false robbery report because she lost her wallet and the important documents inside. Shena Patrice Belin, 29, of 1714 Kenyon Circle, told detectives who responded to the Walmart at 1471 E. Osceola Parkway in Kissimmee, an unknown man robbed her. Belin said she was walking east on Osceola Parkway when she was approached by an unknown male who took her wallet and fled the area. After further investigation, detectives discovered Belin lost her wallet and made up the story in order to get documentation to replace her important paperwork, spokeswoman Twis Lizasuain said. Belin was booked into the Osceola County Jail.Doomsday bunker suspect slapped with more chargesKissimmee police detectives have brought additional charges against a Kissimmee man who was initially arrested two weeks ago after police discovered he was using stolen vehicles to build a doomsday bunker in his backyard. An arrest warrant has been obtained for Roberto Gonzalez Broche for the additional charges of operating a chop shop and three counts of dealing in stolen property. Broche, 26, was originally charged with grand theft, burglary to a business, criminal mischief and tampering with evidence. Detectives found a chopped up 2007 Honda Civic reported stolen out of Orlando and four additional trailers that were reported stolen out of Osceola County when they investigated the backyard of a home Broche shared with his wife and a roommate. They also found a stolen food truck, and another stolen trailer buried underneath it which police and a local excavation team dug up. 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Thursday, September 27, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A3 I didnt realize the impacts this would have on the park because they are going to allow vehicles to drive in and unload. Councilman Russell Holmes, a military veteran, wanted to see the market in a city-owned space designed for such an event. I dont think we thought about the possibility of whats going to happen to the trees and the overall effect of the (Veterans) park, he said, then commended the committee. We have all these volunteer boards and committees and they were paying attention to the agenda. I appreciate that. Mayor Rebecca Borders, a frontline supporter of the farmers market, originally wanted Veterans Park because of the high visibility near downtown on U.S. Highway 192. However, she was in support of moving the location as long as the market was heavily advertised. With what Peghorn stands for, I think its a proper setting for a farmers market, she said. We dont want something that will detract from the park but we do want to see the market go forward. St. Clouds original farmers market, sponsored by St. Cloud Main Street, was held Saturday mornings in Centennial Park in downtown St. Cloud. Poor vendor and public participation caused the market to close in 2010. That was not very conducive to the market, Patty Loeding, the chambers event coordinator, said. I think it wasnt successful because its (Centennial Park) a parking lot. Loeding also contended Peghorn Park is off the beaten path and hard to get people to go there. Councilman Donny Shroyer disagreed, claiming that area of St. Cloud, near Stevens Plantation, is where the citys new generation is located. He suggested advertising through St. Cloud Elementary as well as through more traditional means. The council will vote on the final contract with the location change at the Sept. 27 City Council meeting at St. Cloud City Hall. Florida vendors onlyThe owners of Growing Synergy, Rebecca Reis-Miller and Trish Strawn, have worked for months to guarantee the St. Cloud farmers market is a true Florida market with produce and products grown and produced in the Sunshine State. They have to be a farm. If that food is not from here, youre negating that market, Strawn said. My tag line is to feed Florida from Florida. This is an agriculture community and theres no agriculture here. It needs to stay here. The farms dont know they can make money here. The pair also plan to use the market as an educational and advocacy program, connecting farmers to the community and teaching residents, particularly children, about natural food production. So when people buy a head of lettuce, theyll know it came from Kissimmee, Reis-Miller said. Osceola has such a great agriculture history. Why not try to showcase that? Strawn visits all the farms interested in vending at the market and hopes to encourage consumers to do the same. We want them to not just come to the farmers market but to visit the farms, she said. Kids need to know where their food comes from. In addition to the farm vendors, the market will include entertainment, a community market filled with homemade products from artists and artisans and, possibly food trucks, eventually. Theres probably a lot of entrepreneurs or mompreneurs who are looking for an outlet, Reis-miller said. I think those vendors will find out over time if this is a good demographic for them. Reis-Miller was planning for the Veterans Park location because of the high visibility, hoping families heading home Thursdays evenings will see the market and stop for fresh produce to accompany their dinner or to shop for the week. She was unavailable for comment before press time about the location change. Strawn said the pair chose Thursday to encourage families to eat local, healthy food on the weekends. The mayors support of the event was based on the fact residents were searching for a similar outlet and driving outside the city and sometimes the county to shop at other events. People were traveling long distances to farmers markets to enjoy them. In order to make a farmers market work, it needs to be an event to go to. Itll be an adventure to walk around this farmers market, Borders said. A lot of people are getting back to homegrown food. Its something everybody is looking toward. fought for this country. Our rights are sacred. She fought for nothing. She really crossed the line. Many protestors took umbrage with a comment she gave the prior week that the poll questions were a normal part of campaigning and, If you cant stand the heat, then get out of the kitchen. Shes never been in my kitchen, Dubay said. Ive been in heat, with bullets flying around. A handful of other supporters drove by and honked horns in support of the cause. Olivo did not attend the protest; at a ceremony in front of the Osceola County Commis sion on Sept. 17 he said he didnt want to further politicalize the event. Arrington, in an interview with the NewsGazette Friday, said she fully supported the protesters right to disagree with something (she) said, and was sorry it has turned into such a point of contention. Im sorry that my opponent has used this issue as he has. I havent said anything disparaging about (Olivo), and I havent said anything disparaging about veterans. In an interview earlier in the week, Arrington called Olivos background as a veteran a positive for him in the race. In my opinion, hes a hero, she said. Arrington, a two-term county commissioner prior to becoming the elections supervisor is the mother of Brandon Arrington, current district 3 county commissioner. He is also running for re-election on Nov. 6, against Jeffery Goldmacher. She said she wasnt concerned about any affect this issue might have on his race. We should be judged on our own merits, she said. Our voters are too smart for that.ProtestContinued from Page A-1 Market Continued from Page A-1 Contact Fallan Patterson at 321-402-0434 or by email at fpatterson@osceolanews gazette.com. By Fallan Patterson Staff Writer The St. Cloud City Council Sept. 13 unanimously approved more than a $250,000 expansion of St. Cloud Fire Rescue Station 32 on Old Canoe Creek Road to make way for anticipated additional staffing as well as other spacing needs. Using $335,181 in Public Safety Impact Fees, St. Cloudbased Theobald Construction, who was awarded the contract, will expand the buildings square footage by 1,020 square feet on the south and back side of the station. The expansion will accommodate additional workshop space, a larger gym, more bunk space, a maintenance and repair area for firefighters to work on air packs and bunker gear storage to move the gear to an area where fumes from the emergency vehicles wont damage it. 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Page A4, Just 10 of Floridas 160 legislators voted recently on a $58-million budget amendment that carries large policy implications for citizens across the state. And although the change will affect constituents in my district, they had no representation in this decision - or any other decisions passed by the Legislative Budget Commission. When you enter the ballot box, your vote is supposed to have the same weight as any other citizens. One person, one vote is essential to our republican system of government. For this reason, the U.S. Supreme Court says both houses of state legislatures must be comprised of voting districts with equal populations. But by allowing only a handful of lawmakers on the Legislative Budget Commission to make important policy decisions, our state is increasing the value of some citizens votes, while completely robbing others of representation. The Legislative Budget Commission was originally established for a rational reason. Because Floridas part-time legislature meets in session only 60 days a year, small budget issues can arise later that need minor legislative fixes. The commission -seven members from the House, seven members from the Senate -is there to pass these small changes. For example, in August the commission approved transferring $59,032 from an expense fund to a deferred-payment fund so that the Department of Juvenile Justice could improve its outdated telecom and data equipment. For a decade, the commission performed as intended. But recently, legislative leadership has begun to abuse the powers held by its hand-selected commission members. Undeterred by a court ruling that prohibits the legislature from changing policy through budget language, the Legislative Budget Commission last week approved a major policy change -privatizing prison health operations -with only six legislators voting in favor. Last year, the courts struck down similar endarounds designed to privatize general operations and health services at state prisons, saying such large policy changes must be made in stand-alone laws, not through budget language. The legislature followed up by killing leaderships attempt to pass a stand-alone prison privatization law with a razor-thin, 21-19 Senate vote. The bill failed after weeks of delay and arm twisting because proponents were unable to show that privatization would save money. There may be good arguments for privatizing healthcare services at our prisons. Perhaps it would improve healthcare for inmates and save the state money, but it also may result in reduced care and higher costs. Regardless, last week the Legislative Budget Commission ducked scrutiny and privatized prison healthcare after an hour of discussion among just 10 members, seven of whom were not even there in person. History gives us reason to be skeptical of recent commission moves. Last year, it was given authority to approve a plan to migrate all state agency emails into a single system. The plan was supposed to save money, but commission members complained the projected savings didnt add up. Still, they voted for the deal and signed a $70 million contract with Xerox. The deal was so poorly reviewed that the legislature reversed the decision and removed all future funding for the contract. Nevertheless, this summer Gov. Rick Scott asked the commission to overrule the 160-member legislature and fund a $10-million contact. The Legislative Budget Commission also plays a significant role in approving hundreds of millions of dollars for cash incentives to corporations. These corporate-welfare deals come with secret project names and promises of job creation. But the recent news of Digital Domains (aka Bumblebee) bankruptcy shows how poorly our policy of picking business winners and losers works. Even winners often fail and take taxpayer money down with them, $20 million in this case. Other recent examples of the commission ruling on significant issues include the rejection of a $35.7-million grant to keep elderly and disabled people out of nursing homes by providing home health aides and other services. And in 2009, while legislative leadership bashed the Obama stimulus package, the commission voted to accept more than a billion dollars in stimulus funds. In our Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote, All men are created equal. Its our responsibility to respect those words and ensure the vote of each Florida citizen counts equally. Important policy-changing laws must be voted on by the full legislature, after rigorous debate and examination, not by a small group of handpicked, leadership-friendly members on the Legislative Budget Commission. Paula Dockery is a term-limited Republican senator from Lakeland who is chronicling her final year in the Florida Senate. 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Thursday, September 27, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A5 have to do their due diligence, and is aware that he could possibly be asked to step in. He said he wouldnt make any decisions on doing so unless he is specifically asked. Its a Republican seat, and I think we can win it, but Im very cautious, there are some tough circumstances involved now, he said. We have a lot of things about to happen at the county level, and Id like to be able to see those things through. The committee plans to announce their candidate selection Monday to give the State Attorneys Office time to check the persons qualifications. While Horner did not officially resign from the state representative seat hes held for four years, because the Florida House is out of session, Sexton said by dropping out of the race, hes effectively left his seat as well. Sexton, who has worked with Horner at the committee for four years, said it was an understatement to say he was shocked by the news and that his thoughts are with Horners wife and son. Attkisson said that, to his credit, Horner has done the right thing in this immediate aftermath by putting his family first ahead of other aspirations. He was a rising star, and had come farther than most secondterm representatives, he said. Horner was listed with hundreds of other clients that alleged prostitution ringleader Mark David Risner, 54, provided to the Orange Osceola County State Attorneys Office. Risner, who has since bonded out of the Orange County Jail, also is facing racketeering charges. The client list included the name Mike Horner, con gressman, according to state Attorneys Office spokesman Det. Bernie Presha. However, the person was not confirmed as State Rep. Mike Horner by the State Attorneys Office and the representative has not been arrested and is not the subject of an investigation. According to the arrest affidavit, Risner was arrested in August for allegedly running a brothel out of his home at 2318 Vincent Road, east of Orlando in unincorporated Orange County. According to neighbor Corrine Miner, who has lived next door to the house for 47 years, runs a home day care and who has taken care of state-sponsored foster children there for 43 years, said Risner owns the house, acquiring it when his parents died. When shown a picture of Horner, Miner said that she had seen him there a couple of times, dressed up nice, several months back, among other people -men and women -who frequented the house, until the SWAT team raided it one day in April. Itd been going on four or five years, she said. Id call police and theyd tell me not to open my doors or windows so I thought it wouldnt do any good. I cant say anything bad ever happened. Cars would be coming in day and night. Miner said that a woman in her mid-30s who she thought was Risners girlfriend, Renee, would come talk to her every once in a while. Miner said Renee told her who Horner was and that he was a state representative. She was bi-polar, so when shed get mad shed come over and tell me things that would go on there and it was stuff thatd make your hair stand up on end, Miner said. Other times shed come over but then say she had to leave and give a massage. I guess that went over my head. Presha said the State Attorneys Office is not investigating the clients listed because the prostitution charge is a misdemeanor and the alleged acts did not occur in front of law enforcement nor were they recorded. There are so many of them (clients) and we would only do that (investigate them) if we were going to charge them, Presha said. Risner, who currently does not have an attorney, is scheduled for his initial appearance Oct. 17. HornerContinued from Page A-1 092712.TNG 091312.TNG 061412.TNG Lic. #CAC042735 Financing Available ree FRACCA 071212.TNG www.centerstatebank.comKissimmee 407-847-3800 071212.TNGWe Believe In You!FREE Business and Personal CheckingSt. Cloud 407-957-3800 Southchase 407-438-1140 Karen GielBranch Manager, Ashton firstname.lastname@example.orgPoinciana 407-944-3800 Ashton 407-891-8396 092712.TNG
Page A6, SPORTSSPORTS Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/OsceolaSportsPanthers come up big By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Early this week, Poinciana Coach C orey Fleming wasnt sure what team the Eagles would play this week. Last weeks 5A-6 district game against Tavares was washed away by heavy rain, and the two schools officials haggled over a replay date. Tavares agreed lat e Monday to come back to Poinciana, 1-2, Friday at 7 p.m. To make that happen, Poinciana arranged to move the game against Lake Region, originally scheduled for this week, to Oct. 12, which is an open date for both schools. Tavares coaches wanted to play the game last week. It n ot only would hurt us for the rest of the football season, but they play soccer out here, Fleming said. We didnt want to damage the field so that it would cost so much to fix it up. Tavares is 1-1. Eagles, Tavares will try it again East Ridge next for 4-0 Osceola Football, week 5 By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette Fullback Steven Phillips made his only carry of the game count. The 6-0, 190-pound junior took a fourth-quarter handoff and raced 45 yards for a touchdown to give Liberty a hard-fought 12-8 win over Harmony in the 7A District 6 opener for both teams. The win lifted Liberty to 1-2 on the season and 1-0 in the district, while Harmony fell to 0-4, 0-1. The Chargers host University, 2-2, Friday at 7:30 p.m. The Chargers win was anything but easy, as torrential rains three hours before kickoff and a light rain throughout the game left Chargers field a muddy quagmire. The game featured 19 fumbles, many of which came on bad centerquarterback exchanges. Liberty used one of those miscues to put the only points of the first half on the board. An errant snap on a fourth-down punt resulted in a loss of 24 yards and set Liberty up at Harmonys 15 late in the first quarter. Isaiah Wilson scored on a 5-yardtouchdown run as Liberty grabbed a 6-0 lead. Harmony moved to the Chargers 5, but two penalties pushed Harmony back to the 20. On the next play, Kason Hooks intercepted in the end zone to end the threat. Defensive back Donald Sims-Sylvester picked off another pass to stop Harmony in the third quarter, but the Longhrons capitalized on a turnover as Cooper Cox picked up a loose ball and ran 12 yards for a touchdown. Forest Osborne took a direct snap out of the wildcat formation and ran in the conversion to give Harmony an 8-6 lead with 5:41 remaining in the third quarter Two series later, Phillips scored the game-winner. Steven is a big, strong, back with great feet, Liberty Coach David Benson said. Hes also an unselfish player who understands that his opportunities might be limited on a game-togame basis. For a play like that to be a touchdown, all 11 guys on the field have to be doing their job. Harmony got two more possessions but got no closer than the Chargers 39. Libertys Julian Aleman thwarted the first drive with a sack on a fourthdown play; the second drive ended when Tristan Reaves option pass fell incomplete on fourth-and-9. We are a finesse, speed team and obviously the conditions kept us from better executing our offense, Benson said. But Harmony had the same frustrations. Benson said the game was a good test of character for his team. I really think it was. They learned what its like to play under adversity, through adversity, Benson said. But even when we were behind, I could hear the kids on the sideline saying, Dont worry, we got it. Our defense stepped up for us, they played huge. University beat Winter Park, 17-14, last week in in 8A District 3.Rick Pedone contributed to this story. By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Gateway joined Osceola and Liberty at the top of the 7A District 6 football standings Monday by defeating St. Cloud, 30-10, before an enthusiastic crowd of 1,500 at the David Ridenour Athletic Complex. Quarterback Anthony Rodriguez (4-7-97, 2 TDs) threw for touchdown passes of 44 yards to Brandon Lakins and 33 yards to Theo Belhomme. Zach Smith ran 20 yards for a fourth quarter touchdown and his younger brother, defensive back Chase Smith, capped the victory in style by returning an interception 70 yards for a TD with 20 seconds to play. Kicker Marquis Ocasio added a 33-yard field goal and three PATs for the Panthers, 3-1 and 1-0. This is bigger than you know, Rodriguez, a senior, said after the game while h is t eammates celebrated around him. Coach (Marlin Roberts) said all week that this was our playoff game, that if we win this that we control our destiny. The problem was, the teams had to wait three days to play after heavy rain Friday caused a postponement. It was the longest weekend I can remember, Coach Roberts said. But, the Panthers, and their fans, were ready Monday. The student section was full, most wearing red shirts that were part of a pep rally package that included game tickets, pep rally tickets and the shirts. We wanted to get a big crowd out here for the 12 th man, Roberts said. Actually, the 11 that the Panthers put on the field were more than enough despite a spirited effort from St. Cloud, which lost three players, including quarterback E.J. Mckenzie, to injuries during the game. Mckenzie left in the second quarter with a knee injury and did not return. Hes a tough kid, no question, Roberts said of Mckenzie. The first half was scoreless until Rodriguez found Lakins down the sideline with 59 seconds left in the second quarter. It was a wheel route, Rodriguez said. They usually worry about Zach on that play, and the linebackers and safeties come up to stop him and that leaves it open for our receiver to get deep. The PAT failed, leaving it 6-0 at the half. The Bulldogs, with quarterback Ian Rinehart stepping in for Mckenzie, took a 7-6 lead on their opening possession of the second half, moving 55 yards on 10 plays, all on the ground. Eric Pfeifer, who did most of the work, capped the drive with a 3-yard run and Nick Askeys PAT put the Bulldogs up 7-6 with five minutes left in the third quarter. A 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against the Panthers aided the drive. Smith (16-129, 1 TD) ignited a Gateway scoring drive on the next possession as he swept right on the first play, found no r oom, reversed direction and gained nine yards. Two plays later he bolted 39 yards to the St. Cloud 21. The Bulldogs held at their 15 and Ocasio kicked the 33-yard field goal to put Gateway back on top, 9-7. Gateways defense came up big on the next series when the Bulldogs lost 15 yards on three plays and had to punt from the 5, putting the Panthers in business at the St. Cloud 27. After Smith lost three yards, Rodriguez hit Belhomme in stride across the middle for a 30-yard TD pass that expanded the lead to 16-7 with 10:21 to play. I was reading the safeties, Rodriguez said. We put in a few things that we thought could take advantage of their weaknesses. The Bulldogs drove to the Gateway 11 on their next possession before Askeys 28-yard field goal pulled them to within one score at 16-10. Rinehart hit Hayden Abshire on a 30-yard pass completion to set up the field goal. The Bulldogs forced Gateway to punt, but with just over three minutes to play and with most of their timeouts gone, St. Cloud Coach Brad Lennox gambled on fourth-and-6 at his 26 and lost. Zach Smith then carried for six yards to the 20 before breaking free for his touchdown run with 1:54 to play. Chase Smith picked off Rinehart over the middle a Gateway running back Zach Smith eludes the grasp of St. Cloud linebacker Austin Ocasio (1) Monday during their 7A-6 district football game at the Ridenour Athletic Complex. Smith rushed for 129 yards and a touchdown to help the Panthers win the game, 30-10.News Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan Gateway in 7A-6 district tie after downing BulldogsRUSHINGPlayer Car. Yds. Avg. Td .Smith (G) 69 587 8.5 5 McCray (O) 59 386 6.8 7 Gonzalez (Lf) 29 288 10.0 3 Small (O) 39 265 6.7 4 Pfeifer (S) 43 261 5.8 4 T. Carrington (C) 49 232 4.7 4 Benn (L) 48 176 3.6 0 Wilson (L) 29 171 5.8 2 Harrison (O) 13 142 10.9 1 Turner (P) 8 133 16.5 2 Wilson (O) 25 129 5.1 1 Ve ga (G) 6 99 16.5 1 Fa gan (O) 12 99 7.1 0PASSINGPlayer Com. Atts. Yds. TD Int. Santry (C) 33 80 564 4 4 Rinehart( S) 20 42 223 1 1 Rodriguez (G) 12 30 203 3 2 Murray (H) 12 42 153 1 3 Wilson (L) 8 22 140 1 2 Harrison (O) 7 16 139 2 0RECEIVINGPlayer Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Victor (C) 8 267 33.4 4 Saragusa (C) 16 197 12.3 0 Meierkort (C) 8 88 11.0 0 Casillas (L) 4 84 21.0 1 Childs (O) 3 72 24.0 1 Belhomme (G) 5 64 14.8 1 Bell (S) 5 60 12.0 1 Smith (G) 1 57 57.0 1 Hoffman (O) 3 57 19.0 1SCORINGPlayer TD XP 2pt. FG Tot. McCray (O) 7 0 0 0 42 Z. Smith (G) 6 0 1 0 38 Small (O) 4 0 1 0 26 Carrington (C) 4 0 0 0 24 Victor (C) 4 0 0 0 24 Smith (Lf) 3 0 3 0 24 Pfeifer (S) 4 0 0 0 24 Gonzalez (Lf) 3 0 2 0 20 Childs (O) 3 0 0 0 18 Turner (P) 3 0 0 0 18 Rodriguez (G) 3 0 0 0 18 Ocasio (G) 0 11 0 1 14 Lopez (P) 2 0 1 0 14 Nogueras (O) 0 10 0 1 13 Harrison (O) 2 0 0 0 12 Phillips (L) 2 0 0 0 12 Wilson (L) 2 0 0 0 12 C. Smith (G) 2 0 0 0 12 Ask ey (S) 0 1 0 2 10 Ve ga (G) 1 0 0 0 6 Wharton (G) 1 0 0 0 6 Lakins (G) 1 0 0 0 6 Belhomme (G) 1 0 0 0 6 Hepson (G) 1 0 0 0 6 Vanstralendorf (L) 0 4 1 1 9 Brown (L) 1 0 0 0 6 Winkler (L) 1 0 0 0 6 Rivera (Lf) 1 0 0 0 6 Benn (L) 1 0 0 0 6 Casillas (L) 1 0 0 0 6 Wilson (O) 1 0 0 0 6 Hamilton (O) 1 0 0 0 6 Britton (H) 1 0 0 0 6 Cox (H) 1 0 0 0 6 Lindstrom (P) 1 0 0 0 6 Petit-frere (P) 1 0 0 0 6 Bell (S) 1 0 0 0 6 Ocasio (S) 1 0 0 0 6 Hawari (C) 0 4 0 0 4 Steinmetz (S) 0 0 1 0 2 Ramos (P) 0 2 0 0 2 Osborne (H) 0 0 1 0 2DEFENSEPlayer Solos Hits Int. Fbl.C Fbl.R Keene (H) 25 38 0 2 0 Stevens (G) 26 12 1 0 1 Adams (O) 13 21 0 0 0 OLeary (C) 11 20 0 0 0 Stewart (S) 14 18 0 1 1 Owens (G) 24 6 1 0 1 Nicholson (O) 7 22 0 0 0 Lewis (C) 14 13 1 0 0 Sanchez (O) 7 20 0 0 0 OLeary (C) 8 17 0 0 0 Fields (H) 9 15 0 2 0 Joseph (L) 12 11 1 1 0 Browne (H) 8 12 0 1 0 Brackbill (O) 13 7 0 0 0 Knight (G) 15 5 0 0 0 Sanchez (G) 11 8 0 0 0 Ve ga (G) 14 5 0 0 0 Dockery (O) 10 9 0 0 0 Peters (L) 7 11 0 0 0 Lathrop (C) 10 8 0 0 0 Jenkins (O) 10 7 0 0 0 Weber (G) 11 6 0 0 0 Trujillo (H) 4 12 0 0 0 Mckenzie (S) 9 7 0 1 0 Drayton (S) 11 5 1 0 0 Brooks (C) 9 6 1 0 1 Akins (C) 7 8 0 0 0 Bailey (O) 10 5 0 0 0 Cox (H) 6 9 0 0 0 Kuchinskas (H) 3 12 0 2 0 D. Carrington (C) 9 5 0 0 1 Madero (L) 6 7 0 0 0 Baker (O) 11 2 1 0 0 Charlin (L) 4 9 0 0 0 Grey (L) 4 9 2 0 0 Poff (H) 5 8 0 0 0 Sims (L) 9 3 0 0 0 McDonough (C) 6 6 0 0 0 Smithson (O) 9 3 1 0 0 Ocasio (S) 5 7 1 0 0 Sheirer (S) 7 5 0 0 0 Kross (C) 8 4 0 0 1 Farley (O) 8 3 0 0 0 Martinez (C) 5 6 0 0 0 C. Smith (G) 9 2 1 0 2 Svedin (G) 8 3 0 0 0 Gomez (G) 9 1 0 0 0 Hepson (G) 7 2 1 0 1 McCrary (H) 6 4 1 0 0 Steinmetz (S) 3 7 0 0 0 Brown (O) 4 6 0 0 0 Toth-Allen (H) 5 5 0 0 0 Hundley (H) 1 9 0 0 0 Hughes (H) 3 6 0 0 0 J. Juaquan (O) 5 4 0 0 0 Ramirez (C) 5 4 0 0 0 D. Juaquan (O) 5 4 0 0 0 Hooks (L) 6 3 1 0 1 Graham (C) 3 6 0 0 0 Gordon (O) 3 6 0 0 0 Gonzalez (Lf) 9 0 0 0 0 Reaves (H) 2 6 0 0 0 Carpenter (C) 5 3 0 0 0 Randy (O) 4 4 0 0 0 Dubra (L) 2 6 0 0 0 Darren (O) 4 4 0 0 0 Sexton (G) 4 4 0 0 0 Ocasio (S) 4 4 1 0 0 Wharton (G) 7 1 0 0 0 Parikson (S) 3 5 0 0 0 Sacks : 3: D. Carrington (C). 1: Brackbill (O), Bailey (O), Sheirer (S), Ocasio (S), Francis (O), Kross (C), OLeary (C), Carpenter (C), Trujillo (H), Cox (H), Browne (H), Ve ga (G), Pizzaro (G), Knight (G), Sanchez (G).. COUNTY STATS See Panthers, page A-7 Liberty earns first district win By Katie Pedone For the News-Gazette It was wet and muddy, but Osceola defeated Celebration last week at Storm field, 48-0. Running back Stafon McCray (11-109, 3 TDs) scored three touchdowns to lead Osceola, 4-0 and 1-0, in a game that was played in a steady downpour. It was the 7A-6 District opener for both teams. Osceola, No. 8 in Class 7A, led 41-0 at the half. Hassan Childs returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown, and Laderrien Wilson, Davante Small and Jauquan Jenkins added TD runs for OHS, which had 371 yards rushing. Celebration, 0-4 and 0-1, had 45 total yards. Osceola used many of its junior varsity players in the second half. Osceola will host East Ridge Friday at 7:30 p.m. East Ridge, 2-2, won in overtime, 49-48, against Leesburg last Friday. The Knights have been inconsistent. Two weeks ago, they lost by 40 points against Merritt Island. Thats the thing that s cares you about t hem is you arent sure whos going to show up, OHS Coach Doug Nichols said. Theyve got a good program, good athletes and a good coach (Bud OHara), and you know that they are going to be a better team as the season goes on. Weve got to stay focused. Rick Pedone contributed to this story.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A7 PanthersContinued from page A-6 Longhorns, Storm stalk initial winsminute later and returned it or the final score. St. Cloud fell to 1-2 and 0-1. The teams were about even in total yardage, with Gateway holding a 249-223 edge. It was a hard fought game, the way I thought it would be, Roberts said. I thought it would end like 20-17, with the team with 17 having the ball at the end and trying to win it. We made a couple of big plays at the end. We didnt do that at (Orange City) University (the teams only loss). We talked all last week about finishing the game, and thats what we did. The Panthers defense did a reasonably good job of shutting down St. Clouds Pfeifer, who finished with 95 yards rushing and one TD. Last year he had a couple of big ones against us, so we knew that we had to contain him as much as we could, Roberts said. I probably had Zach mad at me because I told him everyone in the county thought Pfeifer was the better back. I think he was ready to knock me out he was so mad. We needed a big game from him. Hes a leader and he gets us going. Ian Stevens led the aggressive Gateway defense with 12 tackles. The Panthers harassed McKenzie and Rinehart throughout the game, finishing with four sacks. Roberts said it was important to take the district win from St. Cloud. Brad is getting that program back in shape. We knew what kind of team he was going to bring over here. We knew we were in for a fight. Were not looking past Liberty, or Harmony or Celebration. All of those guys are going to come after us, we know, Roberts said. But, if we take care of business, we could be playing Osceola for the district championship (Nov. 2). Lennox gave credit to Gateway. Marlin and his staff are doing a great job over there. Their kids played hard, he said. Weve got a tough one this week at Leesburg. Both teams go on the road Friday. The Panthers travel to Eau Gallie (1-2). St. Cloud will go to Leesburg (1-2). By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Harmony and Celebration are looking for their first wins of the season. Harmony goes to Bishop Moore Friday at 7:30 p.m., while Celebration hosts unbeaten (4-0) Cocoa Beach at 7 p.m. The Longhorns, 0-4 and 0-1, lost 12-8, at Liberty last week after leading, 8-6, in the third quarter when defensive lineman Cooper Cox returned a fumble 12 yards for a touchdown. I thought our kids played t heir guts out, Harmony Coach Jerrad Butler said. We just came out a little short. They made one play more than we did. The rain-soaked field hurt both teams, Butler said. It seemed to slow us down even more. It was like we were running through quicksand all night, he said. Butler said the team is still fighting through previous injuries. The Longhorns are down three starting linemen and several other players are playing hurt. The good thing is that some of our sophomores have stepped up, Butler said. We didnt get anybody hurt last week, but its iffy if well be getting somebody back (from injuries) soon. The Longhorns will face a Hornets team that has won two games in a row after an 0-2 start. The teams formerly were district rivals. Celebration slipped to 0-4 after a 48-0 loss to the Kowboys last week. We played fairly well at times, but theyre just better than we are, Celebration Coach Ed Meierkort said. The Storm coach likes his teams competitive spirit. Weve improved tremendously in that aspect, he said. We cant wait until the second half to start competing, we have to be on from the get-go. 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The September Osceola County Clerk of Court Employee of the Month is Debbie Kirby. Kirby is a tremendous help to t he publi c for both the adult and juvenile areas, according to a Clerks Office press release. She works closely with a ttorney s and o ther agencies to keep the wheels of justice greased and moving smoothly. Kirby is very considerate of her co-workers and everyone she comes in contact with, which makes her an asset to the Clerks Office. She has been traveling to jail for affidavits of insolvency since this process started and is always willing to lend a helping hand to customers that need assistance with the forms. Kirby is a team player by helping out her co-workers and having a bright smile or comforting word to keep people feeling a little better after being in her presence, the press release stated.AugustThe employee of the month for August is Mary Ann Ross. According to a Clerks Office press release, Ross has a great reputation with the surrounding law enforcement agencies and the o ffice staff. She goes the extra mile to keep her co-workers in the loop concerning all the officers and agencies information. She is a ray of sunshine with her positive and courteous attitude, the pre ss release stated. She enters a large quantity of traffic tickets for the office and is quite conscientious about her work. She is dedicated to her job and does not hesitate to offer assistance to her team. Ross has been with the Clerks Office for many years and will retire at the end of the year. The duties of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Osceola County are divided into two major categories: Clerk of the Circuit and County Courts and County Recorder. The Clerks Office is at 2 Courthouse Square, Suite 2000, Kissimmee. Section B Go to www.aroundosceola.com for all St. Cloud news September 27, 2012 AROUND KISSIMMEEAROUND KISSIMMEEINCLUDING: POINCIANA BVL INTERCESSION CITY By Victor Ocasio For the News-Gazette Teens throughout the county may finally have a serious say in what youth programs, events and volunteer opportunities are available to them thanks to the formation of the Kissimmee Teen Advisory Group. The citys Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities department is spearheading the new initiative, which aims to provide 6th through 12th graders an organized forum to voice their opinions and suggestions to community leaders. The biggest thing Ive learned in all my years working with kids is that youve got to give them a voice, said Jaime Paul, Recreation and Leisure Services coordinator for Kissimmee. Dont try to tell them what theyre interested in. Let them help you decide what theyre interested in. Paul, a native Osceola resident, has been working in parks and recreation services for nearly 17 years, overseeing numerous services in both Kissimmee and St. Cloud, and now manages the Chambers Park Community Center and is responsible for all adult and teen recreational programming citywide. The Kissimmee Teen Advisory Group (KTAG) just held its first meeting on Sept. 10, and though it marks a first for the city, Paul has experience in youth led groups having supervised the creation of Chambers Parks own teen advisory and volunteer group, GUESS. Its the success of that first group that makes Paul confident in the future responses of the community. Ive got a good feeling about the group of kids that we have and I think that its only going to get better, said Paul. We have a really good foundation so far. Student l eader positions within KTAG havent been decided yet, but after bringing out teens from five local schools Denn John Middle, Neptune Middle, Kissimmee Middle, Osceola High, and Zenith the teens have already agreed on two community causes an anti-bullying campaign for schools and a proposed teen pool party. H aving grown up in a rough area, Paul believed it is essential for teenagers to have a resource like KTAG that fosters a true sense of involvement and opportunity, and cites her own youth as her career motivator. I saw so much stuff taking place in my neighborhood because there was no where for kids to hangout, said Paul. So when I got the opportunity to get a job where I could make sure that kids could have somewhere safe to go, somewhere that they could go where no one could harm them, but they could go to just have fun, I jumped on it. KTAG meetings are from 5 to 6 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Kissim mee Civic Center. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 8, and is open to any and all interested t eens throughout Osceola. I want to give teenagers a voice, says Paul. When k ids f eel strongly about something and feel like what they say counts, theyll work hard for it.New city advisory group gives a voice to teens Lights outNews-Gazette Photos/ Andrew SullivanT he Kissimmee Utility Authority had one last free t our of its downtown Kissimmee power generator Sept. 25 one week before s hutting the plant down permanently. Above, KUA m anager of power production Jay Butters briefly explains t he inner workings of a generator. At r ight, Doug Peterson pens his initials to t he s ide of one of t he power plants electric genera tors. The facility, producing power for KUA customer s for nearly 30 y ears, will be decommissioned Oct. 1. 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Page B2, The following events are happening at the Kissimmee Elks Club, 655 Kings Highway, Kissimmee: Sept. 23: Summer/New M Oct. 16: $1.98 Beauty Contest This promises to be a fun and entertaining event. Oct. 27: Halloween PartyA spooky theme is in the planning stages. Nov. 11: Veterans Day Service and Picnic All veterans are invited to a picnic lunch in their honor. Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Day dinner The public is welcome to join the family of Elks for a traditional holiday dinner fee charged. There are weekly Thursday night auctions from 6-10 p.m. with Linda This event is open to the public. As youre well aware, were living in difficult economic times. Consequently, you may be forced to make some financial moves you wouldnt normally undertake. One such move you might be considering is taking out a loan from your 401(k) plan but is this a good idea? Of course, if you really need the money, and you have no alternatives, you may need to consider a 401(k) loan. Some employers allow 401(k) loans only in cases of financial hardship, although the definition of hardship can be flexible. But many employers allow these loans for just about any purpose. To learn the borrowing requirements for your particular plan, youll need to contact your plan administrator. Generally, you can borrow up to $50,000, or one-half of your vested plan benefits, whichever is less. Youve got up to five years to repay your loan, although the repayment period can be longer if you use the funds to buy a primary residence. And you pay yourself back with interest. However, even though its easy to access your 401(k) through a loan, there are some valid reasons for avoiding this move, if at all possible. Here are a few to consider: You might reduce your retirement savings. A 401(k) is designed to be a retirement savings vehicle. Your earnings potentially grow on a tax-deferred basis, so your money can accumulate faster than if it were placed in an investment on which you paid taxes every year. But if you take out a 401(k) loan, youre removing valuable resources from your account and even though youre paying yourself back, you can never regain the time when your money could have been growing. You might reduce your contributions. Once you start making loan payments, you might feel enough of a financial pinch that you feel forced to reduce the amount you contribute to your 401(k). You may create a taxable situation. Failure to pay back loans according to the specified terms can create a taxable distribution and possibly subject the distribution to a 10% penalty. You may have to repay the loan quickly. As long as you continue working for the same employer, your repayment terms likely will not change. But if you leave your employment, either voluntarily or not, youll probably have to repay the loan in full within 60 days and if you dont, the remaining balance will be taxable. Plus, if youre under age 59 and a half, youll also have to pay a 10 percent penalty tax. Considering these drawbacks to taking out a 401(k) loan, you may want to look elsewhere for money when you need it. But the best time to put away this money is well before you need it. Try to build an emergency fund containing at least six to 12 months worth of living expenses, and keep the money in a liquid vehicle. With this money, youre primarily interested in protecting your principal, not in earning a high return. A 401(k) is a great retirement savings vehicle. But a 401(k) loan? Not always a good idea. Do what you can to avoid it. Courtesy of Edward Jones, Robert Rosen, financial advisor, 109 E. Monument Ave., Kissimmee, 407870-5464. The following classes are hosted by the University of Florida/Osceola County Extension Services office and are free unless stated otherwise. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., County Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale, at KVLS, Osceola Heritage Park, 1911 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee. All proceeds are used to support the Master Gardener Horticulture scholarship and other Master Gardener programs in Osceola County. Melaleuca mulch, herbs, vegetables, annuals, shrubs, trees and Florida native plants. Monthly beginning October, Friday Night Out, from 6 to 9 p.m., various locations throughout the county. Join UF/IFAS Osceola County Extension Services for fun programs for twosomes held monthly. Bring your wife, husband, significant other, or friend for these programs that promote fun and teamwork (with some education sprinkled in). Programs include geo-caching, sunset canoeing, canning, cooking, and making holiday gifts. Make sure to check http://osceola.ifas.ufl.edu/OCE_Friday_ Night_Out.shtml for registration and program information. Announcement s will be posted in the Solutions for Your Life newsletter, Calendar of Events, and at our office. Tuesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 6 to 9 p.m., A Home of Your Own, at Extension Services, Osceola Heritage Park, 1921 Kissimmee Valley Lane, Kissimmee. This class addresses the ins and outs of buying/building a home. Participants will learn how to prepare financially, select a home, negotiate price, review contract and what to expect at closing. Visit http://tinyurl. com/homebuyer1 for more information. Supply fee applies. Registration required. Call 321-697-3000. Thursday, October 4, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., Fall Forage and Beef Nutrition Program, at the Silver Spurs Clubhouse, Kenansville. This program is designed to enhance livestock production by discussing the economic implications of forage management and beef cattle nutrition. 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Thursday, September 27, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B3 Whats new?Celiac/Crohns of Osceola Support groupThe Celiac/Crohns of Osceola Support group will meet Oct. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pro-health Family Physicians, 3100 17th St., St. Cloud, for a question and answer time with gastroenterologist Dr. Basher Atiquzzaman. It will have some refreshments so the group know if it needs to include you. A guest speaker will be Anthony J. Ippolito, founder/chef/partner of native bars. For more information or to be included, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Barb at 407-9085607.Elvis tribute artistJeff Jelvis LaJess, an Elvis tribute artist, will perform at the American Legion, 200 Lakeshore Blvd., Kissimmee, Wednesday, Oct. 10, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10. Non-American Legion members are welcome. For more information, call Shirley at 407-922-4502 or 407847-4193.St. Cloud AARP The St. Cloud AARP Chapter 4001 meets the fourth Monday at the St. Cloud Senior Center, September through May at 12:30 p.m. Bring a potluck dish to share. The center is at 3101 17th Street in St. Cloud. For more information, call Florence Strout at 407-892-9069.Car show fundraiserClaritas House Outreach Car Show Fundraiser will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at CICIs Pizza in the Mill Creek Mall at 1400 E. Vine St. 34744. The free event is for the whole family to enjoy and give back to the community. Donate to the Big Red Bus and receive a free two-topping Cicis pizza. There will be vendors, a DJ(Mustang Mike), raffles and door prizes. Claritas House Outreach Ministry is a nonprofit organization that gives groceries, clothing, household items and resources to the disadvantaged families in Osceola County weekly. Bring a canned good item to Claritas table or gently used item to donate to Goodwill for Goodwill bucks. Preregistration for cars at bwautodetail@ aol.com or call 407-729-1378Orchestra program fundraiser Saturday The Osceola School for the Arts (orchestra program) is trying to raise funds for new instruments, and other necessary things because it no longer gets funding for from the state. It is hosting a community-wide yard sale Saturday in the schools parking lot formally Tupperware. It is renting tables out to the public for $25. The public can rent a table from the school and sell whatever they want except food and livestock. They keep all of the profits. The school only collects the $25 for the rental of the table. The school is at the corner of Osceola Parkway and Orange Blossom Trail. (Our location offers huge visibility). Anyone interested in renting a table, they should call: 407931-1881 or email: CommunityGarageSale2012@hotmail.comSt. Cloud Garden ClubThe St. Cloud Garden Club will meet on the second Saturday of each month from October to May at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Cloud Senior Center on 17th Street. Its a pot luck lunch, members should contribute. The topics covered will be information on vegetable plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. There also will be exhibits of live plants and flower arrangements. For more information, call 407870-0671.Fun RunThe SCMS Mustang 5K Stamped & Childrens Fun Run will be Saturday, Oct. 20. Packet pick-up and registration is 7 to 7:45 a.m.Corn hole tournamentThe Kids Closet is hosting a corn hole tournament Friday at 6 p.m. at Sidelines in St. Cloud. It will benefit children by providing new uniforms, shoes, socks, underwear and personal hygiene products to needy students. Cost is $30 for a team of two. Frances Kirby Smith 22 Chapter, Order of Confederate RoseThe Frances Kirby Smith 22 Chapter, Order of Confederate Rose is an independent support group to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and local camps thereof. It is nonprofit, nonracial, nonpolitical and nonsectarian. Confederate ancestry is not required for membership. It assists SCV with its historical, educational, benevolent and social functions. Special emphasis is placed on the preservation of Confederate symbols. The meetings are held the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Library, Barbara Thornton Room, in St. Cloud. For more information, email email@example.comBook saleThe Friends of the St. Cloud Veterans Memorial Library are having a book sale from Oct. 11-13 at 810 E. 13th St., St. Cloud. The hours of the sale are: Thursday, Oct. 11, from noon to 8 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Saturday will be a bag it sale ($2 for a bag full of books, etc.). You can bring your own bag, buy a friends of the library bag or use a plastic bag.DAV 148 Join us for Ladies Day every Wednesday, third Saturday of each month starting at noon. Wear your red shirt to show your support for the troops. Wear one on the second and fourth Friday of each month. The non-premium longnecks are $1 from 11 a.m. until close. Dont have a red shirt? The DAV has them for sale. Our monthly meetings are on the third Sunday each month. DAVA at 2 p.m. and DAV at 3:30 p.m. Happy Hours are 5 to 7 p.m. daily. The service officer is here every Tuesday from noon until 4 p.m.. We are located at 21 E. Keen St., Kissimmee. Call 407-8464141.Osceola County Support Group for Mental Illness Osceola County Support Group for Mental Illness is a free anonymous support group for bi-polar, depression and anxiety disorders. It meets every Monday evening at the Veterans Memorial Library, 810 13th St., St. Cloud, second floor in the Barbara U. Thornton Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. For more information, call 407-556-4998 or 407-892-9272 in the evening.Fashion show The St. Thomas Aquinas Council of Catholic Women is having a fashion show Saturday, Oct. 6. It will start at 11 a.m. in the Social Hall of the Church. The price is $15 and lunch will be included. Proceeds go to charities of the Council of Catholic Women. Tickets are on sale after all church masses the weekend of Sept. 22-23 and weekend of September 29-30. The church address is 700 Brown Chapel Road in St. Cloud. Wills and trusts seminarCapital Estates Educational Services will host a complimentary informational lecture presented by Wealth Preservation Associates. The seminar will be Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Adult Learning Center Osceola, 2320 New Beginnings Road, Kissimmee. The topic for the presentation will be wills and trusts. The lecture information is provided purely as an educational service. No legal matters will be discussed and all requests for further information will be referred to appropriate legal counsel for individual consultation. Have you recently relocated to Florida? Updated your Will? This seminar is for you. Reservations are required. RSVP to Tom Dalton at 407-908-3708 or Joe McQuaid at 407-593-2243. NAACPOn Oct. 10, the NAACP will meet at the Barney E. Veal Center at 7 p.m. for a report of the nominating committee. On Nov. 14, the NAACP will meet at the Barney E. Veal Center from 7 to 8 p.m. to vote in the election of officers and at large members of the executive committee. In order to vote in a branch election, one must be in good standing of the branch 30 days prior to the election. A form of identification is required. Osceola Stamp ClubThe Osceola Stamp Club meets the first and third Wednesday of the month from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Barney E. Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. Come trade, sell and meet other stamp collectors. New members are welcome and needed to keep the club going. For more information, call Charles Frazer at 407-201-4192. Shop, dine, strollDowntown St. Cloud is alive from 5-9 p.m. on the third Friday evening of every month. Enjoy restaurants, boutiques and antiques. There are always local musicians and artists as well as raffles and door prizes and many other activities throughout the downtown business district. Hallow Dream Charity CruiseThe Hallow Dream Charity Cruise to support the charity services of the USMCs Toys For Tots and A Firefighters Christmas will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at East Lake Fish Camp. The event is open to all showready cars, trucks and bikes. The entry fee is a new unwrapped toy or a $20 cash donation. There will be a raffle, a cornhole tournament and restaurant specials. For more information contact Roy at 407-873-4515 or visit hallowdreamcharitycruise.com, or eastlakefishcamp.com.St. Cloud Horseshoe ClubThe St. Cloud Horseshoe Club invites everyone to join the group. The horseshoe pits are located between the St. Cloud Civic Center and the St. Cloud Senior Center on 17th Street. The 2012-13 tournament schedule is Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Feb. 9, 2013, March 9, 2013 and April 13, 2013. Members of the National Horseshore Pitchers Association (NHPA) and of the Florida State Horseshoe Pitchers Association (FLSHPA) can qualify to pitch at the tournaments. Tournament director Vickie Marteney may be contacted at 321-2971802. More information is available at the NHPA website. The clubs practice sessions contacts are: John Grayson at 407-873-8240 and Tom Gowan at 321-443-6871.St. Cloud Senior CenterMonday night: social Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in Hall A. Its all year on Mondays, but is subject to hall maintenance scheduling. A donation of $3 per person is requested. Saturday Night: Country Dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in Hall A. There are live bands November through April. A donation of $3 per person is requested. Other months, the music will be by a DJ and admission is free All ages are welcome. There will be no Saturday Night Dance on the night of Sept. 22. Normal dance schedule will resume Sept. 29. Line dancing: Smith N Western Advanced Line Dance Club meets at the St. Cloud Senior Center on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. in Hall A. Lessons and open dance. Basic knowledge of line dance steps is required. All ages are welcome. A $2 donation is requested. The instructor is Gail Smith, 407-408-5039.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 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.htmlHeel and Toe Western Square DanceCome dance with Heel and Toe Western Square Dance Club Monday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Annex, 702 Indiana Ave., St. Cloud. Admission is $5 per person. No experience is needed. Singles and couples of all ages are welcome. Call Paul and Ellen at 407-931-1688 for more information.School supplies driveRobert Rosen, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Kissimmee, is supporting Education Foundation of Osceola County by using his office as a drop-off location for a school supplies drive. Local residents and businesses may help those less fortunate in the community by bringing in items to the Edward Jones branch office during regular business hours from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The items needed for the school supply drive include: Crayons, pencils, markers, erasers, paper, notebooks, folders, scissors, glue, backpacks, lunch boxes and more. The branch address is 109 E. Monument Ave., Kissimmee.Holy Redeemer SchoolHoly Redeemer Catholic School PTO, 1800 W. Columbia Ave., Kissimmee, is hosting its second annual Crusin for the Classroom car and motorcycle show Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A display of cars and motorcycles, a pig roast, beverages, kids games and raffles are part of the event, which will be held on the soccer field. Proceeds will benefit student-used technology. Sponsorships are available. For more information, call Debbie Gum at 407-507-4122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Al-Anon meetingsSt. Cloud Al-Anon meetings are Tuesday evenings at 6 p.m. at 16 E. 17th St., St. Cloud. Call 407-346-7103 for more information.Osceola County Camera ClubThe Osceola County Camera Club invites anyone interested in taking photographs and having a good time to attend the clubs twice-monthly meetings. The club will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Osceola Center for the Arts in the Edward Moore Studio at 7 p.m. For more information, visi t t he website at www.osceola countycameraclub.com or the clubs Facebook page at http:// bit.ly/ackyi7.American Legion Events The American Legion of St. Cloud Post 80 will have the following events: Mondays: Bingo at 6 p.m. in the smoke-free Civic Hall. Tuesdays: Dart tournament at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Italian Dinner Night $5.75. Thursdays: Free pool; Wings Night, 10 wings for $5 from 5 to 8 p.m. Trivia Game Night at 8 p.m. Fridays: Free shuffleboard from 3 to 7 p.m. Grill menu weekly, prime rib dinners first and third weeks, 5 to 8 p.m.; Karaoke 8 p.m. Saturdays: RoadKill Bingo first and third weeks. N.Y. Strip Steak second and fourth weeks. Sundays: Breakfast 8 to 11 a.m. The Legion Post 80 is open Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to See additional Community Events/News at www.aroundosceola.comThe gift of giving The Hallow Dream Charity Cruise to support the charity services of the USMCs Toys For Tots and A Firefighters Christmas will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at East Lake Fish Camp. There will be a raffle, a cornhole tournament and restaurant specials. For more information contact Roy at 407-8734515 or visit hallowdreamcharitycruise.Cruise on overCOMMUNITYCOMMUNITY Whats happening? Submitted Photo The National Concierge Association recently held their annual conference at the Gaylord Palms Resort. Community Vision Board Member and Tupperware Brands VP of Global Social Responsibility Yolanda Londono was the keynote speaker. Conference attendees then went shopping to Premiere Outlets where they purchased thousands of dollars of gift cards, clothing, small housewares and shoes to donate to Habitat for Humanity, Childrens Advocacy Center, Help Now, Community Based Care of Central FL and the Green Bag Project. See Community, page B-4
Page B4, 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. For more information, call the Post at 407-892-8808 or Mike Turco at 352-5721261. Post 80 and Auxiliary Unit 80 are located at 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Cloud. GriefShareThe GriefShare recovery an support group meets at First Baptist Church of St. Cloud, 1717 13th Street, St. Cloud, on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 13. Childcare is provided as needed at the St. Cloud location. A second location for meetings is the Village Church at Good Samaritan Village, 1441 Hoeger Circle, Kissimmee, Friday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 14. GriefShare f eatures nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. Seminar sessions such as, The Journey of Grief, will be offered. This 13-week session is open to people of all faiths who have suffered the loss of a loved one. For more information, contact Nancy Boss at 407873-1067 or email bossn1@ cfl.rr.com. Free Medicare counselingSHINE Florida Department of Elder Affairs, will be sponsoring free, unbiased counseling at the following locations on Medicare, Medigap/HMO, Medicaid, prescription drug plans, and l ong-term care 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. eration Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee, 407846-8532, from 10 a.m. to noon the first and third Tuesday of every month. Good Samaritan Village Friendship Room, 4250 Village Drive, Kissimmee, 407-933-3246, Jan.-May the second Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to noon; September through November the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th Street, St. Cloud, 407-957-7392, the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon.Lodge No. 80 F&AMThe Orange Blossom Lodge No. 80 F&AM meets the first and third Monday of each month. There is a social at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. The lodge is at 321 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee. For more information, contact the secretary, Johnny Brock, at 321-624-2682 or email jbrock65@cfl. rr.com.Osceola Republican PartyThe Osceola Republican Party meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 804 Emmett St. at 7 p.m. For more information call 407-846-8889.St. Cloud Masonic LodgeSt. Cloud Lodge No. 221 F & A.M. hosts stated communications on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 901 Oregon Ave., St. Cloud. Contact Jim Rouse, secretary, at 407-892-4412 or email yeggp@ aol.com.Lodge 221 F&A.M. meetingSt. Cloud Lodge 221 F&A.M. holds stated communications on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. in the Masonic Lodge, 901 Oregon Ave., St. Cloud. Contact Jim Rouse, secretary, at 407-892-4412 or email yeggp@ aol.com. English Country Dance ClubThe English Country Dance Club meets every second Saturday year round at the St. Cloud Senior Citizens Center, 3101 17th Street, St. Cloud, from 2 to 5 p.m. Learn to dance early English style dances, no partner is needed, and beginners are welcome. Cost is $5 per person. Bring a snack to share. For more information call Diana Kehr at 407-8476055. 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.St. Cloud Senior 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).Volunteer child advocates neededInterested in helping a child? Volunteers are needed to be advocates for children in foster care. For more information, contact Linder Snider, volunteer program coordinator at 407-742-6656 or linder. firstname.lastname@example.org.Toho Friends Toho Friends meet at noon the second Thursday of every month with a covered dish lunch and Bingo at the Parks and Recreation Building, 717 N. Palm Ave. All seniors are welcome. The Craft Club meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at the same building. Come work on your crafts or just visit. Crochet, embroider or whatever you enjoy doing. Fun cards meets every Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. All seniors are welcome. For information, call Elaine at 407-847-8970, or Lois at 407-846-2848. St. Cloud Senior Center eventsMonday Night is a social dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in hall A. Live band Mondays, all year, but is subject to hall maintenance scheduling. A donation of $3 per person is requested. The Saturday Night Country Dance is 7 to 10 p.m. in hall A November through April. There will be live bands. A donation of $3 per person is requested. The other months, the music will be by Art Fagnant, DJ, and admission will be free. All ages are welcome. Tai chi and qigong (Chinese yoga)Tai chi and qigong classes being offered by Madame Wu Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud. On Wednesdays, the class will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Barney E. Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. All classes will be taught through donations. For more information, call Madame Wu at 407738-7001. League looking for MarinesThe Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1092 is requesting all Marines join CommunityContinued from Page B-3 See Community, page B-5 YES! Please keep me on the delivery list FR eeEE O fF CHARG eE for the OO sceola NewsGG azette Full Name: _ __________________________________________________________ Full Address: _ ________________________________________________________ City: ___________________________________State: __________ Zip:___________ Subdivision: _ _____________________________________ Gate Code:___________ Phone Number: Signature (Required) _ __________________________________________________ Date_____________________________To stay on the delivery list for the Osceola News-Gazette, please fill out the following form mail to:OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE 108 Church Street Kissimmee, FL 34741 FAX: 407-846-8516or go online: www.aroundosceola.com and click on Delivery Request Tab and fill out. Request forms should be updated every year.E-Mail Address FISKFUNERAL HOME & CREMATORYEstablished 1915We Guarantee The Lowest Prices In Osceola County sC O sP NA s 407-892-2155 (24 Hours)1107 Massachusetts Ave., St. Cloud, FL 34769041212.TNG 041212.TNG 511 Emmett Street Kissimmee, Florida 34741www.conradandthompson.com407-847-3188funeral homeAnd Cremation ServicesWhen Experience Counts... ...160 Years of Combined Experience Obituaries For daily obituaries and services please visit our Website: www.aroundosceola.comGAUDETTE Mrs. Aline M. Gaudette, 97, of Kissimmee, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2012. Arrangements under the direction of Osceola Memory Gardens, St. Cloud. GLASS Mr. Carl R. Glass, 78, of Kissimmee, FL passed away on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Florida Hospital In Kissimmee. Carl was the owner of Osceola Forge for over 50 years. He is survived by his loving family; his loving wife of 59 years Martha G. (Dearmin) Glass. Carl was born in Emmitsbur g, Maryland on June 4, 1934, the son of the late Edgar W. and Marg aret B. (Koontz) Glass. Carl is survived by a daughte r, Lisa L. wife of Phil Copeland of Kissimmee, FL; three sons Carl E. Glass of St. Cloud, FL, Kevin S. Glass of Kissimmee, FL, Carey S. Glass of Port Arthur, TX. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and a brothe r, Frank husband of Kathy Glass of Tu llahoma, TN. Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 beginning at 3:00 PM in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Jim Fox officiating. Inte rm ent will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. The family received friends on We dnesday, September 26, 2012 from 6:00-8:00 PM also in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in his name to the Education Foundation of Osceola County, 2310 New Beginnings Rd., Suite 118, Kissimmee, FL 34744. Arrangements under the direction of Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee, FL 34744. 407.847.2494 www.osceolamemgds.com HUNT Mr. Gregory Alan Hunt, 55, of St. Cloud. FL. passed away on Friday, September 21, 2012 Arrangements under Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home and Crematory 3175 Pleasant Hill Rd., Kissimmee 34746 www.osceolamemgds.com KAMEH Bahman Kameh, MD(86) of Celebration, FL passed away on Tu esday, September 18, 2012 after a prolonged illness. He practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for over 30 years, mostly in the New Yo rk City area, and retired to Florida in 2000. He brought so many lives into this world, and he touched the lives of so many more. He is survived by his son, Dr. Darian Kameh, his daughte rin-law, Ta mmy, and three grandchildren: Tyler, Douglas, and Connor. SANCHEZ Maria Belisa Sanchez, 94, of Kissimmee, passed away Thursday, September 20, 2012. 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Thursday, September 27, 2012 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B5 the group. The league does a variety of things including: sends care boxes overseas, memorials, parades, has scholarship programs, works with veterans, has a color guard and holds Toys for Tots drives. It meets the fourth Thursday of the month at the VFW in St. Cloud. It has a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. every second Saturday of the month at the VFW to support the league. For more information, call Jim Underwood at 863496-1107 of the VFW at 407-892-6761.Ministry medical clinicThe Osceola Christian Ministry at 700 Union St., Kissimmee, offers a medical clinic most Thursday mornings. It serves the uninsured and people with a family income at or below the 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The clinic operates on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 9 a.m. and it can serve eight to nine people. It also has a Tuesday afternoon clinic once a month, which serves adults only. The doors open at 12:30 p.m. To confirm the hours for either clinic for the week, call 407-944-9968 for the correct information. 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. East American Legion Post 10 eventsThe American Legion of Kissimmee Post 10 is having the following events: Friday: Bingo at 5:30 p.m.; seafood dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday: dinner fro m 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; dancing at 7 p.m. Sunday: bingo at 4 p.m. Tuesday: karaoke from noon to 4 p.m.; bean bag first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. For more information, call the post at 407-8474193 or Frank Rohman at 407-922-2019.Womens NetworkThe East Osceola Republican Womens Network meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. For more information or to RSVP, call Donna Sykes at 407-873-2048.Republican Womens NetworkThe East Osceola Republican Womens Network meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at Royal St. Cloud Golf Links. For more information or to RSVP, call Donna Sykes at 407-873-2048.Sons of Italy 2523The O sceola C ounty Order Sons of Italy in America Lodge 2523 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Kissimmee Bay Golf and Country Club. The lodge welcomes all men and women of Italian heritage (or spouse that is Italian) to join. It holds events throughout the year for charities and high school scholarships. For more information, contact lodge president Gertrude Dorries at 321-286-6787 for more information.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, 407498-0929, located one mile east of Walmart, to meet retired racing greyhounds ready for adoption. These are mature, adult dogs and they transition very easily into homes. Most get along great with other dogs and children and many are cat friendly, as well. Get to know the dogs and speak with local greyhound owners. For more information, call Gods Greyts Greyhound Group at 407-578-7496 or go to www.godsgreyts.com.Hospice offers bereavement groupsNonprofit Cornerstone Hospice has announced three bereavement support groups in Osceola County for people who have experienced the recent loss of a loved one. The groups are completely free and the only requirement is to call ahead of time to pre-register. They are: Mondays, from 2:30 to 4 p.m., at Good Samaritan Village, Clubhouse Board Room, 4250 Village Dr., Kissimmee. Tuesdays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Osceola Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 1717 Old Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee. The first Thursday of the month (Spanish speaking support group) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Porta Coeli Funeral Home, 2801 E. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee 34743 Call Claudia Swonger to pre-register for any of these three groups at 407-2062273.GermanAmerican ClubThe Osceola GermanAmerican Club of Kissimm ee/St. Cloud meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at The Elks Club on Kings Highway in Kissimmee. The club consists of people who were born in Germany or who are of German descent or just have an interest in socializing with German people. For more information, call Kay Cushing at 407-931-1645.IOOF to meetThe Independent Order of Odd Fellows St. Cloud Lodge No. 66, 1122 New York Ave., St. Cloud, meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays. For more information, call 407-8910773 or 321-722-3381. For more information, call Buster at 407-729-1378.Elmers Meal KitchenElmers Meal Kitchen is a nonprofit ministry that serves a free hot meal every Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Family Life Center of the First United Methodist Church on Ohio St. in St. Cloud. The ministry is in its 12th year of serving a free hot meal to the homeless, lowincome and lonely elderly residents every Sunday of the year. It also, on occasion, will have clothing, toiletry bags, holiday gift bags and brown lunch bags to take. Anyone who wants to be a p art of t he ministry or for more information, contact Carol Boroski at 407-957-9839.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.East Republican The Ohio, KY and Michigan Club meetingThe Ohio, Kentucky and M ichigan Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month through April at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., Hall B. Bring a potluck dish and utensils. 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Page B6, CommunityContinued from Page B-5 For more information, call Larry Kinney at 407891-7396.Hospice volunteers neededVITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Central Florida needs volunteers in the Central Florida area who can befriend terminally ill patients, provide relief for weary caregivers, accompany their pet on Paw Pals visits, visit with veterans, provide art and music therapy, make bereavement calls, sew, make crafts, help repair medical equipment or help with administrative work. For more information, call 407-691-4541 or email central.floridavolunteers @vitas.com. Kissimmee LionsThe Kissimmee Lions Club meets the first and third Monday of each month at the clubhouse, 3050 Lions Court, just off Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m. Men and women 18 and older are invited to visit the club. Used glasses and hearing aids will be collected. For more information, call Phyllis Brannaman at 407-847-2744. Poinciana Friends of the LibraryThe Poinciana Friends meets the third Tuesday each month at 2 p.m. at the Poinciana branch library. New members are welcome. The Osceola Friends Board of Directors meet bi-monthly at a time and place to be announced. New members are welcome. The West Osceola Friends Board of Directors meet quarterly. The time and place will be announced. The St. Cloud Friends meet the third Thursday each month at 11 a.m. following the Book Club. New members are welcome. Overeaters AnonymousOvereaters Anonymous, fellowship for those recovering from compulsive eating, meets at 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Call 321-443-2362 or visit www.oacfi.org for more information.St. Cloud Shuffleboard ClubPractice at the St. Cloud shuffleboard courts, 701 Ohio St. St. Cloud, is 8:30 to 10 : 30 a.m. M onday through Saturday. Games are at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 407-498-0603. Leave a message if there is no answer. 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After a long summer of sticky treats and constant activity in and out the door, you might notice that your carpets are looking a bit drab. Keeping carpets clean might seem like a daunting task, but with some tips from the experts its quicker and easier than you think. Carpet provides good traction, absorbs noises, and saves homeowners money because it naturally insulates a room. And, contrary to popular misconceptions, carpet that is cleaned regularly is fine for people with allergies, and even asthma. The best practice for keeping carpets consistently clean is having a regular maintenance routine. Refreshing carpets after a special event, season of tough use, or simply any time of year is easy with these tips from the experts at the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI), a national carpet trade association that focuses on sciencebased research, customer advocacy and environmental initiatives.Create a vacuum scheduleHave you ever wondered if vacuuming really makes a difference? Removing soil when its on the surface, before it gets tramped down, is the first and most important step in carpet maintenance. Use slow, repetitive motions that overlap (about four swipes), ensuring you get right up to the edges where dust, pollen and pet dander like to accumulate. How often do you need to vacuum? That answer may surprise you. Generally once a week with a CRI-certified vacuum is a good place to start, but depending on how frequently the area is used, youll HOMEFINDER H OMEFINDER Section C REAL ESTATE IN OSCEOLA & SURROUNDING COUNTIES www.aroundosceola.com September 27, 2012 HOME IMPROVEMENT Page A-8 CLASSIFIEDS Pages C3 C5 rates as low as it could have Sinnott, director of secondary marketing fo r the CMG Mo rt gage Group. One reason rates have not tumbled is that the Fe d s move coincided with the implementation of higher mo rt gage fe es. On No v. 1, F annie Mae and Fr eddie Mac will increase the f ees they charge lenders to guarantee loans. Le nders have already started to price their loans based on the higher fe es because it can take several weeks be fo re they close and sell the loans to Fa nnie and Fr eddie. The low rates are crucial to keep the momentum of the housing recove ry but the tight lending standards limit the impa ct of the low rates on the market and the economy as a whole, the National Association of Realtors says qualifying conditions, which is testament to the sizable stored-up housing economist. Mo rt gage tip:Stop applying for new credit a year before you apply for a mortgage. And keep that moratorium in place until after you close on your home .Mo rt gage Ne ws So ur ce : Ba nk ra te .c om 2012 4.05 3.92 3.79 3.86 3.70 5/2/20126 /6/20127 /11/20128/15/20129 /19/20123.25 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.25 4.50 4.75 5.00 Ad justable rate mo rt gages So ur ce : Ba nk ra te .c om 2012 3.13 3.19 3.04 2.99 3.02 3.02 2.99 2.95 2.93 2.69 5/2/20126/6/20127/11/20128/15/20129/19/20122.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.75 1 yr ARM 5/1 ARM Bankr ate National Tr ends L ocal Mo rt gage Rate sInstitution Phone Ra te Orig Disc. Lock APR Ra te Orig. Disc. Lock APRThese are largest area rates that banks and thri ft s were charging W ednesda y. For additional Florida area rates visit www .bank rate.com By Po rate.co mBank rate mor tgage updateMo rt gage rates reached new lows this week after the F ederal Reser ve star ted its bond-buying program. But they could have dropped lower if F annie Mae and Fr eddie Mac had not raised mo rt gage fe es. cent, according to the Bankrate.com national su rv ey of large lenders. The mo rt gages in this week s sur vey had an average total of 0.43 discount and or igination points One year ag o, the mor tgage index stood at 4.29 percent; four weeks ago it was 3.91 percent. percent. The benchmark 5/1 adjustable -rate mo rt gage f ell to 2.69 percent from 2.75 percent. All rates reached record lows this week including the rate on jumbo mo rt gages. The decline in rates was expec ted af ter the Fe d said last week that it would spend $40 billion per month to buy mo rt gage bonds. But the move didn t push In almost all cases the rate is based on a lock-in period of 30 to 60 days Borr owers should review how the rates are calculated and inquire about additional closing cost s, such as appraisal fees and title searches NA means rate quotes not available on sur v ey date Ra tes are based on a loan amount of $165,000 to $417,000 with a 20 pe rc ent down payment. Bank of America 800-432-1000 3.375 0.00 1.38 60 3.585 2.750 0.00 1.25 60 3.108 SunTrust Bank 800-273-7827 4.600 1.00 0.03 60 4.716 3.875 1.00 0.05 60 4.076 STUFF FINDER HOME FINDER AUTO FINDER INSIDE TODAYS HOMEFINDERCLASSIFIEDSCLASSIFIEDS JOB FINDER Inspiration will start the minute guests step into the 2012 Orlando Home Show, the only place to find smart ideas and fresh advice for gardening, home improvement, decorating and more from hundreds of experts, all under one roof. Orlandos original and largest consumer home show returns Oct. 5-7 to the North B Hall in the Orange County Convention Centers North/ South complex off Universal Boulevard, and features local, regional and national experts, instructional how-to seminars, contests, giveaways and much more. The home improvement extravaganza will spotlight featured products and services and exhibitors who are participating in the fall show for the very first time. Special features include appearances by Mark Brunetz, of Style Networks Clean House; a design showcase and free design consultations by AP Interiors; a tech gadgetfilled smart house constructed by Universal Contracting; and daily seminars by home improvement experts on the Fresh Ideas Home Stage. According to Marketplace Events, the nations largest producer of home shows, including the Orlando Home Show, consumers continue to seek out home improvement projects to protect their investment as the economy slowly improves. Hundreds of experts are standing by to help consumers, whether they have a specific project in mind or are seeking fresh ideas, said Cristian Moore, Orlando show manager for Marketplace Events. We offer a fun day out and theres something for everyone at our show. Want to live clutter free in spectacularly designed, yet affordable rooms that convey your true sense of personal style? Mark Brunetzs presentations on the Fresh Ideas Main Stage will empower guests to reclaim their living spaces. Tackling the emotional reasons why people unnecessarily hang on to possessions, Brunetz will offer valuable tips to help clear the clutter, get organized, and make way for a more efficient, nicer place in which to live during his presentations on Friday at 6 p.m., Saturday at noon and 5 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Creative juices will start flowing when guests stroll through the Designer Showcase, presented by Ana Palacios Interiors of Orlando. Fully decorated, accessorized and uniquely-themed living, dining, bedroom and office spaces even a childs bedroom will showcase the very latest trends, styles and colors, from transitional to eclectic to contemporary. Colorful tangerine-colored walls, chrome pieces and holiday accents are among the hundreds of design elements that will be on display. Designers will be available throughout the weekend during show hours offering free consultations. Guests are encouraged to bring photos, floor plans, fabric swatches and paint samples for help solving their toughest home improvement challenges. Consumers also can find answers to their DIY and home improvement, landscaping and home dcor questions from more than 300 experts around the show floor and on the main stage throughout the weekend. Columnist Tom MacCubbin and nationally-syndicated home design columnist Marni Jameson are among the presenters (visit www.OrlandoHomeShow.com for a complete listing of presentation times). From energy-saving devices to automation and security, guests can see the latest technology, products and gadgets available today in The Smart Home, constructed right on the show floor by Universal Contracting. Show producers have done all of the legwork to identify a variety of featured products and services, from an aromatherapy system that uses air conditioning to distribute fragrances throughout the home, to easily-installed and interchangeable kitchen backsplashes, to versatile cookers that do it all: slow roasting, steaming, smoking and grilling. Guests can explore 300 exhibit booths, plus enter into contest and prize drawings. Show hours are Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m, and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, and are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors (60-plus, which is only valid at the door and no other discounts apply), $5 for students 13-18 (identification required, only valid at the door), and free for children 12 years and younger. A dvance tickets can be purchased online for a $3 discount off full-price $10 admission at www.OrlandoHomeShow.com. On-site parking is available adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center off Universal Boulevard, and is $8 per car with valid Florida identification. For more information, visit ww w.OrlandoHomeShow. com, or call 877-871-SHOW (7469). The Central Florida Home & Garden Show and its springtime sister show, the Central Florida Home & Garden Show (March 22-24, 2013) are both produced by Marketplace Events. Get celebrity tips, home trends, exhibitor discounts, opportunities to win tickets and more by connecting with the show on Facebook and Twitter (@FloridaHomeShow).The Orlando Home Show returns Oct. 5-7 Submitted Photo Special features at the 2012 Orlando Home Show Oct. 5-7 at the Orange County Convention Center, include appearances by Mark Brunetz, of Style Networks Clean House. See Carpet, page C-2 Easy carpet cleaning tips and tricks Photo/ARAcontentThe best practice for keeping carpets consistently clean is having a regular maintenance routine.On Oct. 1, communities around the world will celebrate W orld Habitat Day, a day for people around the globe to take action and raise awareness around the dire need for affordable, adequate housing. In honor of W orld Habitat Day, Central Floridas Habitat for Humanity ReStores are planning a W orld Habitat Day Challenge, with help from Steve Thomas, Emmy award-winning television personality and former host of home improvement shows This Old House and Renovation Nation, to address the need for decent housing around the world. Last year, Thomas celebrated W orld Habitat Day in Kenya by building Habitats 500,000th home worldwide. This year, he is showcasing support for Habitat for Humanity in Central Florida by shopping, donating and volunteering at the local ReStore in Osceola County. People can meet Thomas and see what he is getting for the W orld Habitat Day Challenge at these local events: Saturday, September 29: 9-10:30 a.m: Osceola ReStore, 2340 N. Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee. 10:35-11:10 a.m.:Osceola V eterans Build, 424 E. Drury Ave., Kissimmee. Osceola House Dedication, 1601 Ohio Ave., St. Cloud. Anyone can be a of the W orld Habitat Day Challenge by by the local ReStore and donating household goods, building materials and furniture. They can also take by a house at ReStores. For everyone who ReStores, or buys a house until Oct. 1, their name will be entered into a draw-Emmy-award winning renovation expert coming to local Habitat Restore See Habitat, page C-2
likely want to do it more often. For example, high-traffic or pet areas should be vacuumed daily, medium-traffic areas require about twice a week and light-traffic areas can be done once a week. Just as you wouldnt wear a shirt over and over again without washing it, you dont want to go too long between vacuuming your carpets.Treat stains the correct wayUp to 98 percent of carpet is manufactured in the United States, and most is made to be stain-resistant. However, juniors ice cream cone drips and Fidos dirty paws can leave marks that may seem almost too difficult to remove. No matter how hard you try to prevent them, stains do happen, so its important to act quickly. Scoop up solids and blot liquids with a dry, white cloth or paper towel, starting at the edge of the spot moving toward the center. Do not scrub it can damage carpet and spread the mess. Next, treat the spot with a CRI-tested and approved carpet cleaning solution. If you dont have one on hand, plain water often works better than untested carpet cleaners. For wine or chocolate stains, try mixing 1/4 teaspoon clear dishwashing liquid with one cup warm water. Avoid laundry detergent which can cause permanent damage, such as a change in color. For coffee or tea stains, try mixing 1 cup white vinegar with 1 cup water. For ink stains, apply rubbing alcohol to a cloth and blot. Have a wax spill? Cover the spot with a clean brown paper bag or heavy brown paper and apply low heat from an iron. The paper will absorb the wax as it melts.Call in the prosJust like you visit the dentist to get your teeth cleaned regularly, your carpets also need attention from a trained professional. To keep your carpets looking great and lasting for years to come, you should get them professionally deep cleaned every 12 to 18 months with a CRI Seal of Approval Service Provider. Find one near you by visiting www.carpet-rug.org. If youve never had your carpets professionally cleaned, now is a great time to start before the holidays arrive. Start by getting bids and dont be afraid to ask questions. A good carpet cleaning should include vacuuming, a pre-spray and routine spot removal. Many wont charge for furniture removal either. Whether you want to get in a better habit with routine carpet maintenance or you simply want to refresh your carpet for the change of seasons or a special event, these tips will keep your carpet and home looking wonderful today and long into the future. Carpet Continued from Page C-1 ing to win one of the items Thomas creates for the W orld Habitat Day Challenge. The United Nations established W orld Habitat Day in 1985 to spotlight the need for adequate shelter worldwide. On the first Monday in October each year, Habitat for Humanity affiliates and national organizations raise their collective voice, taking action to change the systems, policies and attitudes that lead to poverty housing, and engaging partners in solutions. W orld Habitat Day is a day for grassroots action in recognition of the 1.6 billion people around the world in need of adequate shelter. It is an opportunity for us to raise a collective voice to change the systems that perpetuate poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity International is focusing on the pivotal role that housing plays in community development through our theme for W orld Habitat Day 2012, Many Homes, One Community. Habitat ReStores reflect that theme by bringing communities together through shopping, donating, and volunteering opportunities. This W orld Habitat Day, nearly 100 ReStores nationwide have launched specific W orld Habitat Day campaigns, selling W orld Habitat Day paper house pledge cards and W orld Habitat Day reusable shopping bags, and planning special events. Habitat for Humanity ReStores accept donations of new and used building materials and household goods. Those items are resold to the public at a fraction of the re tail price. The funds raised through the ReStores are used to achieve Habitats mission of building homes, community, and hope. Habitat is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat volunteers build simple decent houses in partnership with people in need in the community. Habitat families purchase their homes with no-profit loans, which are made affordable through mandatory sweat equity, volunteer labor, and cash and in-kind donations. HabitatContinued from Page C-1 Q: I have an antique butter dish that I suspect was my grandmothers wedding gift in 1882. It is a pedestal style, with round top that when rolled down exposes the butter. I have not seen another one quite like it. How much do you think it is worth? -L.B.G., DeBary, Fla. A: Butter dishes such as the one you have often sell in antique shops in the $45 to $75 range, depending on condition and whether the piece is sterling or plate. The picture you sent does square with your opinion that is from the 1880s, since it has a handsome Victorian design. *** Q: I was fortunate to be in the audience of Phantom of the Opera at Her Majestys Theatre in London, about three weeks after the Andrew Lloyd Webbers musical opened. I have a program from that night signed by Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman, two of the stars of the original production. I would like to find out what it is worth. -Susan, Spring Branch, Texas A: I spoke to several autograph dealers, and they seem to agree that your program is worth in the $100 to $200 range, depending on condition and clarity of the signatures. If you enjoyed that production (as much as I did), you might want to purchase The Phantom of the Opera: 25th Anniversary Edition by Michael Heatley and published by Pavilion Books. Filled with wonderful illustrations, this fascinating book tells the history of the novel by Gaston Leroux, how the musical came to be and even the complete libretto. Phantom is, without a doubt, one of the most famous and longrunning musicals ever. *** Q: Since we are in the middle of another political election season, I have become curious about three items: a John Kennedy tapestry with JFK in a PT boat, floor tickets to the Democratic Convention in 1964, and a press pass for a Barry Goldwater rally in Phoenix in 1964. -Marvin, West Palm Beach, Fla. A: The JFK tapestries generally sell in the $25 to $45 range, the floor tickets are probably worth about $25, and the press pass, $20. These values are based on similar items sold on eBay. Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. 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