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Osceola County Sheriffs Office detectives have solved 20 burglary cases after arresting three suspects, two from St. Cloud. Sheriffs detectives with Property Crimes East arrested Jacquelene Danielle Young, 37, and Eric Lance Chinn, 33, both of 6385 Woods Street, St. Cloud, and Jeremy Justin Milyon, 24, of Clermont, for their involvement in at least 20 unoccupied burglaries, car burglaries and drug related crimes. The investigation began on Jan. 28, when patrol deputies received information two stolen bicycles might be located at 6385 Woods Street in St. Cloud. The complainant said Young, who lived at the residence, recently brought the bicycles to the home, as well as other items that might be stolen. Patrol deputies confirmed the bicycles were stolen from the neighborhood and detectives were able to obtain a search warrant for the residence. They located numerous stolen items that linked Young, Chinn and Milyon to at least 20 cases in the neighborhood, Sheriffs Office reports said. All three suspects were booked into the Osceola County Jail. The investigation is ongoing with additional charges pending. Milyon was part of headlines in July when he was involved in a scuffle at the Osceola County Courthouse after a hearing in the trial of Jason Clair, who would later be found guilty on two counts of first-degree murder and is serving two life sentences. Milyon fought with James Zeke Parker, Clairs stepfather, and James Kun Sr., the father of slain James J.J. Kun Jr. and Joel Kun. They were charged with misdemeanor affray and were trespassed from the courthouse except for cases in which they are defendants or witnesses. Kissimmee man killed in crashA Kissimmee man died shortly after midnight Thursday after he lost control of his vehicle and was submerged in a retention pond along John Young Parkway. According to Florida Highway Patrol reports, Luis Rivera, 25, was traveling southbound on John Young near The Loop. Serving Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Poinciana, Harmony, Narcoossee, BVL Lifestyles Editor Peter Covino reviews the Blu-ray DVD Argo.... Page B-1Lifestyles Osceola County softball preview... Page A-7Sports 117TH YEAR SATURDAY EDITION 50 CENTS FEBRUARY 16, 2013CommunityFor the latest activities, events and classes, see...Page B-4 KUA considering broadcasting meetingsThe Kissimmee Utility Authority is considering broadcasting its monthly, first-Wednesday-of-themonth meetings, and is asking its customers input to gather feedback on how to proceed. See page A-3 Jason Ryan Dorsy, author of Y-Size Your Business recently spoke to industry leaders and government officials at the Embassy Suites about luring in the Gen Y clientele. Read about it in the Journal of Osceola Business. See page A-6 Kissimmee Index Business Journal Pa ge A4, Ed itor ia l Pa ge A7, Sp or ts Pa ge B4, Co mmuni ty Pa ge B1, Li fest yles Pa ge A2, Local ne ws Pa ge C1, Classi ed Pa ge C3, L egals Pa ge B6, O bit ua ries Where did you meet your valentine? School Work Through friends Internet Other Vote at www.around osceola.com Results from the Feb. 9 Question of the week: What do you think about the U.S. Postal Service cutting delivery on Saturday? Im disappointed. 67.9% better tha n raising the cost for stamps again. 20.3% It wont affect me. 10.4% I have no opinion. 1.4% By Fallan Patterson Staff W riter A St. Cloud father was charged Thursday with murdering his infant son after police said he called them to report he had slammed the boy. Larry Darnell Perry, 28, of 1404 11th St., called 911 at 10:37 p.m. Wednesday and told operators that he had hurt his 3-month-old son in apartment 3. The child, who was identified as Ayden Perry, was born on Nov. 21, 2012. During the 911 call, Perry told the operator he kept slamming him because the baby wouldnt stop crying. I pretty much hurt my baby. I feel terrible, Perry said. I pretty much went crazy. I cant do this (expletive) by myself. Aydens moans were audible during the 911 call as the infant struggled to breathe. His father told the 911 operator the baby was trying to breathe and the operator gave Perry instructions on performing CPR while an ambulance was en route. After officers arrived at the scene, the child was transported via medical helicopter to Arnold Palmer Childrens Hospital in Orlando, where he was pronounced dead at 12:17 a.m. Thursday. During questioning at the St. Cloud Police Department, Perry told the detective Ayden wouldnt drink his bottle and wouldnt go to sleep. According to the arrest affidavit, Perry turned on the vacuum cleaner to soothe the child, placed the boy in a swing and tried to feed him again. Larry said he snapped when this did not help and slammed Ayden against the wall, threw him on the bed, twisted his neck, kicked him and then called 911, the arrest affidavit stated. Perry said the infant stopped crying when he twisted his neck. He told the detective he called police because I know what I did and I deserve whatever. Perrys charges were upgraded from aggravated child abuse to first-degree murder once Ayden died. He was booked into the Osceola County Jail on no bond. The mother of the child, Kathy Ann Barnes, who is currently incarcerated at the Osceola County Jail for allegedly trafficking heroin, has been notified. She is being held on $50,000 bond. She has five other children, although Ayden is the only child she had with Perry, Sgt. Denise Roberts said. No other children were present in the home during this incident, she added.St. Cloud father murders infant son By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor The world tour stops here. Ventriloquist Jeff Dunhams popularity has increased considerably since the comedian was at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park a few years back. Dunham and his colorful collection of puppets return to Kissimmee with his Disorderly Conduct Tour Thursday. Dunham took some time off from his busy schedule to answer some questions for the News-Gazette via email about his growing success, the current tour and more. Q: Your travels take you just about everywhere around the world. Do you have a favorite kind of audience, or has it become a universal kind of thing for you at this point... your appeal etcetera. Dunham: In my show there is a little something for everybody. You can pretty much leave your brain at the Dunham brings act to Kissimmee Perry Submitted PhotoV entriloquist Jeff Dunham brings his Disorderly Conduct Tour to the S ilver S purs Arena Thursday. Tickets fare $45 and are available at the S ilver Spurs Box Office, at Tickemaster.com and by c alling 800-745-3000 See Dunham, page A-5 Police newsSheriffs Office solves 20 burglaries with arrests See Police, page A-3 By Ken Jackson Staff W riter Ed Meierkort is the head football coach at Celebration High School, and a large contingent of Celebration football players and community members want him to remain there. More than two dozen of them a ttended Tuesdays Osceola County School Board meeting and said that they feared the end could be near for the first-year coach because of an incident or incidents that required an investigation recently by the School District of Osceola County. School District spokesperson Dana Schafer confirmed Thursday that there is a personnel matter involving Meierkort at Celebration High. The School District investigation about Meierkort was completed in November, Schafer said, but she could not divulge the details of the investigation pending a public records request from the Osceola News-Gazette. The report was not available to the newspaper Friday. Celebration High Principal Laura Rhinehart referred all inquires to the School District. Meierkorts players and their parents packed the districts chambers Tuesday to tell the School Board that he represents the best coach the program has ever seen. Meierkort spoke to the NewsGazette briefly from his classroom Thursday morning, saying he did not know that community members would rally to his defense at the School Board meeting. I had nothing to do with that. I knew nothing about it, he said. Meierkort said he would speak to the newspaper Thursday afternoon, but he did not return phone messages. Celebration Athletic Director Chris Lavoie and Ryan Adams, the School District athletics coordinator, each confirmed Thursday that Meierkort remains the schools football coach. Meierkort became the third football coach in four years for Celebrations seniors when he arrived last summer. The Storm went 0-10 under him, matching the winless record from 2011 under previous coach Ben Aarestad. Meierkort made an unusual School newsPlayers, community rally around football coach See Coach, page A-5Not horsing aroundNews-Gazette Photo/ A ndrew S ullivanB ull r ider Nick Fish does his best to hang on during last Saturdays second M onster B ulls event at t he S ilver S purs Arena at O sceola Heritage Park. The event f eatured more t han 20 b ull r iders from around t he nation and as far away as Brazil, r iding some of t he largest bucking bulls ever to come into t he arena. Fish f ell for no score during t he r ide.
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Saturday, February 16, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A3 By Ken Jackson Staff W riter The Kissimmee Utility Authority is considering broadcasting its monthly, firstWednesday-of-the-month meetings, and is asking its customers input to gather feedback on how to proceed. The meetings would appear on Access Osceola, Kissimmees local government cable access channel (found on Brighthouse Networks Channel 199), as well as streamed the on Internet and available for on-demand viewing on its website (kua.com). KUA is asking its customers to fill out an online survey for the broadcast of its monthly board of directors meetings. The survey can be found at http://www.surveymonkey. com/s/kuabroadcast. It consists of seven questions that customers can answer through Feb. 27. Those without Internet access can take the survey at the utilitys customer service center at 1701 W. Carroll St., Kissimmee. Everyone who takes the survey can enter to win gift certificates for various downtown Kissimmee shops and restaurants. According to the website, the start-up cost to broadcast the meetings is $73,500, according to vendor estimates. Although utility customers would ultimately pay for the costs, KUA spokesperson Chris Gent said the utility does not have any plans to raise base electric rates to cover the expense if the project moves forward. One advantage of considering this concept now is that KUAs Brinson Board Room is scheduled to go through an equipment upgrade in the current budget year, which will improve both the audio and lighting capabilities of the room, Gent said in a release. This would lower the projected cost, with the remaining portion of the broadcast infrastructure to be funded through available contingency funds. City Commissioner Sara Shaw, whose election-winning campaign in November included bringing added transparency to KUA, said she doesnt feel directly responsible for the survey being made available to garner public opinion. I stayed on them about it, and they told me this is how they would present it, she said. Im very happy that this is moving forward. I know that there is opposition to this on the commission, but I think as a whole the commission support is there. Some of the opposition she referred to comes from Mayor Jim Swan, who said he questioned whether the return on the investment rationalizes the expense. This will cost money, and I know it will be minimal, but my concern is how many people will actually watch it, he said. In other KUA online news, the utility has created a website for customers to fill out if they spot a streetlight out or not working properly. Customers can go to www.kua.com/ Forms/ReqStreetLightOutage. After crossing Osceola Parkway, the driver lost control of his 2012 Jeep SUV, traveled through the northbound lanes and left the roadway, FHP spokesperson Kim Montes said. The vehicle then traveled through a ditch and some trees before coming to rest in a retention pond. It submerged, and Rivera was unable to get out of the car. He was found by witnesses later in the morning and was pronounced dead on the scene. The crash remains under investigation.Teen boys arrested in fightTwo Kissimmee teenage boys were arrested on Thursday for their involvement in a Feb. 6 fight near Kissimmee Middle School that was videotaped and posted on social media websites. Both juveniles have been charged with disorderly conduct. At about 8:30 a.m., officers from t he Kissimmee Police Department arrested a 14-year-old male student from Kissimmee Middle School prior to the start of the school day. Additionally, a 16-year-old male student from New Beginnings Education Center, the countys only public alternative school, was contacted at his home and taken into custody. Both juveniles were transported to the Orange County Juvenile Detention Center. It was important for the Kissimmee Police Department to make a very visible and public and arrest in this case, Chief Lee Massie said in a press release. We needed to make a point to the other students witnessing the arrest that participation in that type of behavior comes with serious consequences. The Kissimmee Police Department also has filed affidavit of prosecution summaries on two additional students, according to spokeswoman Stacie Miller. Police Continued from Page A-1 Kissimmee Utility Authority considering broadcasting meetings 020213.SNG LIVING WITH KNEE PAIN FROM OSTEOARTHRITIS? 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Page A4, Doesnt want the intrusionTo the Editor: I received a newsletter in my monthly bill from my utility company proudly proclaiming that it will be installing digital electric meters throughout their entire service area. The newsletter goes on to say among other things, that these digital meters will lay the foundation for OUC to provide, we the customers, with access to more detailed information about our daily usage as well as consumption alerts (sounds like 1984 more and more every day). Conspicuously missing was any mention of we the customer being able to opt out of this new intrusion into our privacy by the government. I am an independent thinking person, capable of making my own decisions when it comes to the well being and individual desires of myself and my family. As an example, my family likes to keep it cool in our home. Our thermostat is pegged at 70 degrees year round. Unless it is very cold outside and then we switch to heat but grudgingly. We are also an active computer family both for business and pleasure including multiple hours of gaming daily. Sometimes in excess of 18 hours a day. We are well aware of our power consumption and the amount of money it costs us. But we have made a decision that our comfort, income and entertainment are worth the expense. We dont leave the house much unless necessary for work, shopping, school, doctor, etc. Therefore, we may spend more on power in our home but spend far less than many in gas and power usage elsewhere. We have not been on a vacation of more than 25 miles in 10 years. Our home is our castle and it is also a haven and we prize our privacy. I have done extensive research on smart meters and am well aware of the potential for wide spread abuse by the government including controlling our dwelling power usage as well as monitoring our family activities through these devises; i.e. how much time do we spend cooking, watching TV, using our computers, times of day and night that we are active. I also worry about our security. Some digital meters are capable of knowing what is exactly using power. This information could alert nefarious individuals as to whether we are at home or not by the specific energy output from our homes. The give away to the power companys true agenda is the consumption alerts. What is it that they are alerting us to? Probably to the fact that they are monitoring our activities and taking more of our freedoms away. President Reagan once said, the nine most terrifying words are Im from the government and Im here to help. How true that is proving to be in the progressive changing America we live in. Apparently the utility company thinks that we are not capable of making our own energy decisions. So they are here to help. I want them to stay out of my house. My house is still private property. If others want the smart meters, I say fine. I have no argument nor is it any concern of mine. However, I would like the same courtesy in exchange the right to say No I do not want a smart meter in my house. Frank Iaquinto St. CloudCouncil on Aging CEO a community treasureI would like to recognize Beverly Hougland, CEO, Osceola County Council on Aging for her dedication and compassion, to not just seniors, but the entire community. We are truly blessed to have someone who not only gives back in so many ways, but instilled in her children the same values of self-sacrifice for others and especially the less fortunate. Under Beverlys leadership the council has grown and flourished serving over 100,000 residents a year from all walks of life. Her entire team is top notched, professional, caring and qualified. Relatives visiting from out of state have marveled at the scope of services and commented on our good fortune in having such an active and supportive Council on Aging. On behalf of those who depend on your services to age in place and enjoy an improved quality of life I thank you Beverly Hougland. We are grateful for your generous spirit and empathetic organization where people find fun, acceptance, and even refuge. Cathy Miller St. CloudWhere is the entertainment?To the editor: Why is Osceola County behind times? After calling the OHP office, I was told that they had no decent entertainment whatsoever scheduled for the Silver Spurs venue. When other cities and counties have venues like the Plant City Strawberry Festival, the Zellwood Corn Festival and the Florida State Fair, they have real entertainment that bring thousands upon thousands of people to their areas. Entertainers such as Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, Blake Shelton, Hunter Hayes, Neil McCoy, Chubby Checker, Bobby Vinton, just to name a few. How successful do you think those festivals will be? Now, take a look at the Silver Spurs attractions. You have a guy with a chain saw cutting logs, dancing bears and a bunch of horses and bulls. Livestock is expected at the Osceola Fair, but chain-sawing logs? Where is the entertainment and just how does the Silver Spurs expect to actually draw an attendance? Last year has nothing on this years presentation and I had hoped someone would have learned a lesson from last years event. Obviously, they didnt. Lets also not forget that we are probably one of less than a handful of counties in Florida that doesnt celebrate Presidents Day. How patriotic is that? What are we teaching our children and grandchildren when the government turns a blind eye to this type of holiday? Theres plenty of good, hard working people, and a basic goodness in our Osceola County, but can anyone wonder just why our county is sliding downward? Tony Ferentinos KissimmeeBlame yourselfTo the editor: At the end of your recent editorial about the new dress code at the Osceola County Clerk of the Circuit Court office, you suggest that all the media attention over the new policy is a problem for the clerk. The new dress code was not an issue until the media, including the News-Gazette, made it one. We didnt put out a press release on the new dress code an employee sent an internal copy of the policy to the media, and the media attention began. The media including your newspaper -also made an issue about the dress code being six pages long; it is only that length because of the pictures. You also mentioned the discontinuation of casual Fridays. Many businesses and government offices require their employees to dress professionally every workday, and that is what we have done. You also failed to mention that the job of writing a new dress code went to my staff I didnt write one word of it. My special projects team did the research and wrote the dress code and then the final product was vetted to both the senior management and mid-level management teams. I approved what they approved. Most of the managers are women. The bottom line is that you certainly have the right to criticize me for any new policy that I approve. However, you forgot that it was your newspaper that contacted me for a story it wasnt the other way around. Your newspaper chose to jump on the media bandwagon and then you wrongly want to blame me for the unnecessary attention. Armando R. Ramirez Osceola County Clerk of the Circuit The tangible benefit of high school athletics was on display earlier this month when six local high school football players signed national letters of intent with five universities on what is billed as National Signing Day. And, that is only the tip of the iceberg. More than a half-dozen more student athletes have signed college athletic scholarships this month for other sports like soccer, baseball and softball. The good news should continue in April when another college signing period for athletes opens and more local students will have opportunities to continue their education. Osceola County has become a fertile recruiting ground for college coaches, and not only because of their playmaking abilities. All of the athletic excellence in the world means nothing to the college recruiters unless the athletes can meet academic eligibility requirements, and were doing that just fine here in Osceola County. The credit for that goes to the players and their guardians, of course, but also to their coaches. teachers and administrators who have successfully emphasized an effective mix of athletics and academics here. Local athletes often score at the top of the Florida High School Athletic Associations list of academic achievers. For example, for the fall sports season, a dozen Osceola County high school athletic teams placed among the top 10 of their sports statewide, with team GPAs ranging up to 3.71 Celebrations football team, though it struggled on Friday nights, was all-world in the classroom, where it lead all Class 7A high schools in Florida with a 3.110 GPA. Overall, Harmonys fall sports teams carded an incredible 3.413 GPA and the overall GPA for all of Osceola Countys high school athletic teams came in at 3.141. That is a sensational accomplishment and should put to rest the antiquated clich of the dumb jock. In fact, student-athletes tend to be among the best academic performers at their schools. They must learn not only teamwork and discipline for their sport, but also how to manage their time to fit in homework and other chores. We salute the student-athletes, their guardians, their coaches, their teachers and their administrators for this academic excellence, and we look forward to similar success in the future. Submit l etters to t he editor to O sceola News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. If you wish to fax your letter to the newspaper, the number is 407-846-8516. Email letters to news@ osceolanewsgazette.com. No more than one letter per writer will be published each month. An individual will be allowed to submit one letter of rebuttal if he or an organization he represents is the subject of a letter to the editor. All letters should be no more than 500 words and should include the name, address and daytime phone number of the writer for verification purposes. The News-Gazette will not publish the writers phone number. Letters to the editor are published on Thursdays and Saturdays. They also may be published in other Florida Sun Publications, including on the News-Gazette website. If you have any questions about letters to the editor or the Opinion page, contact Editor Brian McBride at 321-402-0436. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our View Got a gripe? Local athletes strong in both body and mindEvery day I read or hear pundits spending energy telling us the Tea Party is dead. Daily. Repeatedly. If we were dead, wed have about as much media time as, oh, Michael Dukakis. However, our principles of limited government and fiscal responsibility are starting to actually resonate. All it took was a simple expiring 2 percent payroll tax hike to destroy four years of government for free fiction. Anyone else notice that fiscal cliff tax hikes have already been consumed by the spending for Superstorm (aka a weak Category 1 for Floridians) Sandy? No matter how hard the pundits try to make it about the Tea Party, the Democrats are confronting a shocking reality -this is the generation, the moment, when liberal socialist policies have finally run out of someone elses money. But what of the Tea Party (Taxed Enough Already) brand? The Jesuits of centuries gone by used to say of the Catholics -- they have the cross, we have Christ. It meant that the church worshiped the symbols of religion rather than the religion itself. We align with Republican principles in many ways; its just the establishment Republicans we have a problem with. So we dont cling to the symbol of the tea party if the name dies, it dies. The principles endure. But how dead are we, really? So dead that Karl Rove just last week had to declare war on us by ensuring the Republicans continue to nominate electable candidates like Romney, McCain, Scott Brown, et al. We thank Rove for finally admitting to his inner Democrat of bigger government. Well, the establishment Republicans and Democrats now have Team Obama/ Rove, and we have our principles. And many cities no longer have any money for basic services. With $16 trillion in debt, inflation, $5 gas, endless wars, foreclosures and the doom of Obamacare looming, I understand why Team Obama/Rove are attacking us instead of talking about hard issues -they have no principles to rally around so divide and conquer is all thats left. We won big in 2010 and battled Team Obama/Rove to a stalemate in 2012, despite more than $2 billion in campaign spending. Not bad for a bunch of idiot amateurs dont you think? Beating the Democrats is easy -they have no idea what they stand for anymore except unbridled love of the cult of Obama. Its defeating the establishment Republicans thats been a little harder, but Rove has provided us differentiation in 2014. Its Us vs. Team Obama/Rove going forward. We cleaned their clocks in 2010. If we are talking fiscal issues we will do it again in 2014. Ill leave it to the establishment Republicans, under Roves leadership, to blow it again in 2016 by making legitimate rape and abortion the issues of the day. Much like O bama blaming guns instead of really looking at psychotropic drugs as a cause for mass shootings, it is easier to hate on the Tea Party than deal with real problems. We are the group that elected Gov. Rick Scott, and we are the group calling him out for his free stuff for everyone budget mindset circa 2013. Weve never been willing to be like the poor Obama drones -forcing ourselves to defend his policies to the point of rejecting our own beliefs. The Obama voters were useful idiots on Nov. 6. Now they are just idiots. The Tea Party on the other hand has been holding the Republicans feet to the fire, and they dont like us just as much as the Democrats -just ask Karl Rove. We dont believe in big government, unlimited wars overseas, printing money or dividing the country. We leave that to Team Obama/Rove. The Tea Party as a group is battle tested. The interesting part is the large number of people embracing our principles even if they dont embrace our brand. If we were dead, wed be invisible and ignored. We arent being ignored, and our principles arent leaving. Henry Kelley, a Fort Walton Beach business owner, is a leader of the Florida Tea Party movement. He can be reached at legislative@fwbteaparty. com Their view Henry KelleyFlorida Voices OSCEOLA NEWS-GAZETTE(USPS Number 513540) (ISSN 1060-1244) Published each Thursday and Saturday for $52 per year, by Sun Publications of Florida. All rights reserved. Periodicals postage paid at Kissimmee, FL. Postmaster: Send address changes to: News-Gazette, 108 Church St., Kissimmee, FL 34741. The Osceola News-Gazette is published by Sun Publications, a division of Independent Publications. Call 407-846-7600. Fax 407-846-8516. Email at news@osceolanews gazette.com. The Osceola News-Gazette is on the World Wide Web at: www.aroundosceola.com.Year 117 No. 14 Publisher/Ad Director TOM KIRK Editor BRIAN McBRIDE Sports Editor RICK PEDONE Lifestyles Editor PETER COVINO Chief Photographer ANDREW SULLIVAN Circulation Manager KATHY BECKHAM Production Manager STEVE KRAUS Accounting Manager LOUISE MCCLEAN Inside Sales Manager KELLY TATMANThe Tea Party dead? Dont even consider it O PINION O PINION Y our view
Saturday, February 16, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A5 transition from being a Division I head football coach at the University of South Dakota, where his record was 54-35, to taking his first-ever high school coaching job at Celebration. Celebration High has won a total of 17 games in 10 seasons since the program began. Twelve wins came during three 4-6 seasons (200506, 2010). Despite the winless season under Meierkort, players talked of a changing climate in the Celebration football locker room. One player, who was not identified because he is a minor, said Tuesday that he enjoyed playing last season thanks to Meierkort. Instead of dreading practice and the running drills we did afterwards that made me feel like I was going to pass out, going to practice and the games was fun, he said. Other players said that starting over with a new coach is a bad option, especially since Meierkort has restored passion among the players and has been a pioneer for changing this programs losing culture, according to a speaker Tuesday. His attitude restored our faith in the football program, another student, a sophomore, said. He gave a glimpse of what a good football team can be. Without him, my years playing high school football would be a waste. A handful of adults also spoke, noting the presence Meierkort has had in the community. He has checked in on players at their homes who were injured playing all sports, not just football, and hes arranged rides home from practice for those who didnt have one, they said. Coach Meierkort cares about the school, the student, the program and the community, Dominic Saragusa, a former Celebration football player, said. Parent Monica S earcy said her motives for speaking Tuesday were not about the scoreboard. Ed is a man who is encouraging my son and these kids in the values that I hold dear. He brought a deflated team a sense of pride, she said. At the conclusion of the audiences r emarks, School Board Chairman Jay Wheeler, whose district 1 includes Celebration, began to also share his support for Meierkort. He cares about the program, the chairman said. He came to an 0-11 program, and hes all in. door. Its not brainless comedy, but at the same time, Im not trying to make you think real hard. Its just come in, have a great time. I think that is a big part of the global appeal. My favorite kind of audience is a crowd that laughs out loud. Q: You definitely are a favorite in Kissimmee and Central Florida since you have returned Kissimmee and surrounding areas several times. Is this one of the stops you enjoy on the tour and do you get to do to Disney? Dunham: I always look forward to coming back to Florida; its one of my favorite places. The audiences are great, and who can resist a trip to Disney? Q: The amount of merchandising has grown a lot on the website, from dolls, shirts to even wine. How much input do you have on merchandising. Is there anything for sale online that brings a smile to your face or that you single out as something you really like? Dunham: I am involved with all aspects of my career. I really like Little Jeff. Hes a fully functional dummy that comes with a How To DVD for newcomers to the craft. Folks have been asking for a functional dummy for years. Q: Obviously, the current tour is pretty much set as far as what folks will see and hear. Are you working on anything new for next year and beyond in the way of characters, and where do you get your ideas from? Dunham: Just living life and observing the world. Each character has a different genesis and theres no formula. If I think its a funny idea and can write a few jokes for him, plus if I think he will appeal to a good percentage of the audience, then Ill go with it. But along with the successful characters, there is the trunk full of the characters that I call, What the hell was I thinking? Tony the Talking Meatball probably tops that list. Q: Achmed The Dead Terrorist is one of your most popular and controversial characters. Were you surprised by his instant success? Did you tap into some sort of post-9/11 zeitgeist? Dunham: Obviously with Achmed, sad and scary things were going on in our country, and still are. And I thought if I can make fun of those guys, theres something people can laugh at in our country. And then the big surprise was that I had no idea it would go worldwide. Q: Have you ever forgotten who is talking on stage, even though you are, essentially, talking to yourself? Dunham: Its like a part of my consciousness has left me and taken over this mannequin; Im no longer responsible for what it says. I have fun right along with the audience. Q: Who is the ventriloquist who influenced you the most when you were coming along and perfecting your act? Dunham: My first character I used was a toy Mortimer Snerd vent figure. Mortimer was one of Edgar Bergens main characters. Bergen took the craft to the airwaves of radio and beyond where ventriloquism had been ever before. He was inspirational. Dunhams Disorderly Conduct Worldwide Tour kicked off in November of last year. The new tour is an all-new show featuring his most popular character puppets: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, redneck Bubba J, purple creature Peanut, spicy pepper Jose Jalapeno and Peanuts own ventriloquist dummy, Little Jeff, a mini-version of Dunham himself. In addition to the live show, Dunham can be seen on Comedy Central. 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Page A6, The 88 th annual meeting for the members of the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce held on Feb. 2 at Disneys Contemporary Resort proved to be a grand celebra tion, as hundreds welcomed the 2013 Chairman Mark McHugh and con gratulated the recipients of several top honored awards. Mark McHugh with Gatorland is officially the 2013 chairman of the Board of Directors. This is a great honor and privi lege to lead such a great organization, already 2013 has proven to be an exciting yearthis will be a great adventure, said McHugh. Past chairmen of the Board of Directors, starting with Linda Good win-Nichols, 1978 Chair and end ing with the 2012 Chair Pete Pace, conducted the traditional gavel pass ing to officially install McHugh as chairman. Several chamber members received top honors to include the Hall of Fame and Ambassador of the Year. Larry Walter, with Hanson, Walter & Associates, was inducted into the Chambers Hall of Fame for his many years of service and count less hours and dedication. Also hon ored was Ambassador of the Year Dr. George Gant. Chamber Ambassadors are the backbone and voice of the chamber according to a press release. Recipient of the Eagle Award for 2012 was the Poinciana Area Council, earning the annual bragging rights among the chambers area councils. Accepting the award was Sharlene Figueroa with Pleasant Hill Family Chiropractic and the 2013 Chair of PAC. The chamber man agement presents the Eagle Award to a council that reaches new heights through retention and membership. Serving Osceola County since 1924, the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber of Commerce is an asso ciation of business people whose priority is about improving the business and residential community, while improving and making their business more profitable. By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Generation Y is a population base to be reckoned with. Born in the very late 1970s or early 1980s, they make up almost 80 million people in the work force, have the most college graduates of any prior generation, and have the most access to credit. Access to credit means access to money. And local tourism officials want a fair shot at that business. Recently, Jason Ryan Dorsey provided a snapshot of the Gen Y mind to industry lead ers and other local government and business entities at the Embassy Suites in Kissimmee. It was through a prior Dorsey speech that led the Kissimmee Convention and Visitors bureau to rebrand itself this year as Experience Kissimmee, after Executive Director Shelley Maccini heard Dorsey say, at a prior keynote speech, that this new generation that came into adulthood around the turn of the millen nium is looking for more personalized one of a kind experience out of their vacation destination rather than being served by a bureau. Ive heard him speak before and I wanted to introduce our partners to this, Maccini said following Dorseys address. I hope our staff was taking notes. Dorsey, author of Y-Size Your Business, a methodology for companies to hire the best, then retain, a Gen Y workforce, in a nutshell that this younger generation of travelers will use their own technology to create a catered vacation experience, and will use what tools that business make available; those businesses will then get the Gen Y business. For example, Dorsey said that 39 percent of Gen Y travelers would not book a hotel room without reading user comments about it input coming from complete strangers. Gen Y travelers are also looking to be marketed toward with video, photos and bullet points. When reaching out to this technology-driven generation, Dorsey said, texting has become the default communication method. Email comes next, but Dorsey warned many Gen Y readers often only make it as far as the subject line before deciding to delete the message or read it. And, in no big surprise, social media comes next. Dorsey called Facebook the eighthgrade cafeteria or the high school prom. Making a phone call appears nowhere on the list. Dorsey called that an invasion of pri vacy to this newest generation. Real friends dont call, he said. As part of Experience Kissimmees Des tination Osceola 2022 strategic plan, the organization is spending much in the way of resources and marketing to cater to the Gen Y travel market, Maccini said, as they represent the future of travel. Tourism locations such as hotels can do the same within their own work forces, Dorsey said. The bookends in the hospitality industry are Gen Y, he said. They are the youngest, the lowest paid and least trained, but can be a link to providing that unique as you are experience. St. Cloud Regional awards announcedEach quarter, St. Cloud Regional Medi cal Center recognizes associates who have gone above and beyond in patient care, teamwork and dedication to the hospital. Then, once per year, annual winners are chosen from the past years quarterly winners. St. Cloud Regional is proud to announce its annual winners for 2012. The 2012 Associate of the Year is Julian Rivera. Rivera works on the Medical Unit as a clinical technician and has worked at St. Cloud Regional since 2011. He is dedicated to consistently going above and beyond to help his patients and his team, according to a hospital press release. His ar-SAefforts to be involved expand past his busy ar-SA unit and t hroughout the hospital. River aexemplifies St. Cloud Regional Medical Centers guiding principles: We are servant leaders; we do the right thing; we dont settle. The Nurse of the Year is Cynthia Lavi gne. Lavigne is a vital part of her team, always showing flexibility, respect for oth ers, and proactive problem-solving. She also is also an effective leader on the Surgi cal Unit. Her warmth and caring combined with her adept clinical skills take her from being a good nurse to being an exceptional one, the press release stated. Lavigne has received numerous other types of recogni tion for her service. St. Cloud Regionals Director of the ar-SAYear is Scott Bellek. Scott has been the director of respiratory therapy since 2009. He is eager to help whenever needed and offers creative ideas to improve his clinical area and the hospital as a whole. He displays courtesy and flexibility while provid ing effective and sensitive leadership. Joanna Conley named CEO for Ponciana Medical CenterJoanna J. Conley has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Poinciana Medical Center. She has served as the hospitals Chief Operating Officer since 2012, responsible for coordinating the con struction of the new hospital and medical office building, recruiting the inaugural medical staff, and working with the Poinciana community and businesses to enhance the availability of medical services. The $65 million Poinciana Medical Center will open in the summer of 2013 with 30 beds including a six-bed intensive care unit.ar-SA Conley initially joined Osceola Regional ar-SA Medical Center, a sister HCA facility, in 2009 ar-SA as the associate chief operating officer and ethics and compliance officer. She has more than nine years of healthcare leadership expe rience including hospital strategic planning at Mission Hospitals in North Carolina. Her community involvement includes serving on the Poinciana Area Council, Rotary Club of Kissimmee South/Poinciana, Junior League of Greater Orlando, and Poinciana YMCA. She was recognized as an Osceola Woman Magazine 40 under 40 Honoree and is a graduate of Leadership Osceola County. THE JOURNALTHE JOURNAL OOF O OSCEOLA C COUNtTY BUSINESS OOF O OSCEOLA C COUNtTY BUSINESS The Gen Y mind introduced to industry leaders and other local governments and businesses Top honorees receive awards at 88th annual Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber meetingLocal Kissimmee attorney Grant Lacerte Jr. was installed as president of the Osceola County Bar Association at the associations second gala and banquet on Feb. 2. Lacerte was accompanied by a highly experienced and dedicated group of new offi cers and board members, who were also newly installed, according to a press release. These include President-Elect Robert Holborn, II; Treasurer Joel Mumford; Secretary Phyl lis Harley; Public Information Officer Ben jamin Carpenter; and Board Member Maria Grulich. In addition, outgoing President Tim Finkenbinder will continue to serve on the associations Board of Directors. My goal over the next 12 months is to sustain the tremendous accomplishments of my predecessor, Tim Finkenbinder. Tims efforts turned the association around dramati cally, putting into place the building blocks for a sustainable, professional and fiscally sound organization that gives back to the local com munity and promotes professionalism among local attorneys. Lacerte said. I am honored to serve as the Osceola County Bar Associa tion President and I look forward to working with our outstanding slate of new officers and board members. Key issues that the association hopes to address under Lacertes leadership include assisting in efforts to establish an Osceola County Legal Center, working with the county clerk both to resolve long-standing attorney access issues with the county courthouse and to ease the transition to mandatory e-filing, and continuing the expansion of membership which has tripled in size over the past year. Lacerte serves as vice president and gener al counsel of the Kissimmee Utility Authority and also is president of the Board of Directors of the Florida Municipal Electric Association. In addition, he has assisted the Teen Court program at the Osceola County Courthouse. Holborn, born and raised in Kissimmee, is an associate for Weiss Legal Group, P.A. and is currently the vice president for Kissim mee Main Street. He alsomis a director for the Center for Drug Free Living, and on the Osceola County Parks Committee. Mumford is an associate with Hollander and Azcano, The Ticket Clinic, and a member of the Florida Bars Young Lawyers Division. Harley, born and raised in Kissimmee, is principal shareholder of Harley Law Offices, P.A. She is active in several local volunteer organizations including Teen Court and Jus tice Teaching as well as being an active mem ber of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law section. Carpenter is a shareholder with Carpenter Law, P.A. and has served in a liaison role with Florida A&M and Barry Law Schools to enhance interaction between the schools and the Association. He also is ending his techni cal expertise to enhance the associations pro motion of technology in the legal profession. Grulich serves as international development director of Experience Kissimmee with the Osceola County Department of Tourism Development where she has worked to attract new businesses to Osceola County. The association also awarded Finkenbinder its Presidents Award in recognition of his efforts to enrich the community and bring enduring honor to the legal profession. For more information on the Osceola County Bar Association, call 407-791-6741 or visit the Associations website at www.osceolabar.org. New Bar Association officers installed 39 percent of Gen Y travelers would not book a hotel room without reading user comments about it input coming from complete strangers. Eric Headlee amed KUA Meter Reader of the Year Kissimmee Utility Authority today named Eric Headlee its 2012 meter reader of the year. Headlee was chosen from among the utilitys 18 fulland part-time meter readers for meter reading volume and accuracy as well as his attendance, dependability, leadership and time management during the past year. Headlee read 113,733 electric, water and irrigation meters in 2012 with an accuracy rate of 99.97 percent. He also had perfect attendance for the year. Meter reader Angel Quiles was named runner-up for reading 111,348 meters with an accuracy rate of 99.96 percent. In a typical year, a KUA meter reader walks nearly 2,000 miles in all weather condi tions, said Susan Postans, KUAs vice presi dent of customer service. They frequently encounter dogs, snakes, spiders, bee hives and other potential hazards along their routes, which makes their reading accuracy that much more remarkable. KUAs meter readers ended 2012 with nearly two million total meter reads with an accuracy rate of 99.96 percent.
Saturday, February 16, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A7 Softball preview By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Osceola, Harmony an d St. Cloud all harbor hopes of advancing through the Florida High School Athletic Association regional playoffs. The three programs will also vie for the Orange Belt Conference championship. Osceola will be a favorite in 7A District 5, against East Ridge, Liberty, Lake Minneola, Gateway and Poinciana, while Harmony and St. Cloud figure to battle for the 7A-6 title against Celebration and Oak Ridge.St. CloudCoach Ray Whobrey led the Lady Bulldogs into the regional tournament last season and believes that the best is yet to come. I am very excited about the upcoming season for St. Cloud softball, he said. We have three returning seniors this year whom I hope will lead the team and help with the maturity of the team since we are still really young. Those seniors that Whobrey is counting on are catcher Lacey Makinson, outfielder Brittany Gilbert and infielder Breanna Benge. The juniors are Hayle Pittman (utility), Meghan Albright (outfield) and pitcher Emma Wells. Emily Blackmore (infield) returns and KaDeisha McCowen will move from shortstop to the outfield. Sophomores Lisa Poon (outfield), Perla Del Valle (outfield), Audrey Wentzell (utility) and Paola Del Valle (catcher) all should contribute, Whobrey said. Freshmen Paige Shantz and Lindsay Markham will pitch and play first base, while Sara Crawford will play centerfield, and Madison Urquiola will be at shortstop. We have a very challenging schedule this year, but if our underclassmen mature we should be very competitive and hopefully surprise a lot of teams, Whobrey said. We hope to bring back the tradition of St Cloud High School softball like they had in the late 90s. The Bulldogs are 3-1.HarmonyThe Lady Longhorns won the 7A-6 district championship and reached the regional playoffs, but in general 2012 was a disappointing season for a team that played for the state championship in 2011. New Coach Jeff Fiorelli, an assistant the past three seasons under coaches Ralph King and Mike Clark, said Harmonys plans for this season end at Vero Beach, the site of the state tournament. We talked about our goals and they are nothing short of the state tournament, Fiorelli said. We felt like we could have done better last year. Harmony lost to Osceola, 4-0, in the first round of the regional playoffs last season. Many of the components of the 2011 state tournament team remain in Harmony uniforms, led by Florida State signee Lauren Harris and more talented seniors like Dakota McCoy, Brianne Kimura, Maddie Nichols, and Jodi Nestle, all state tournament veterans. Nichols and Nestle have signed grants to Lake Sumter State College. Also back is junior Aleshia Ocasio, one of the most dynamic players in Central Florida, and junior Molly Baker, who pitched at the state tournament as a freshman. Sophomores Lily Mann and Brooke Harris already have extensive varsity experience and Taylor Soltys is another one from the JVs, Fiorelli said. We have a lot of talent and a lot of experience. The pitching staff is deep with Ocasio, Mann, Baker and McCoy all available. Harmony is f avored in 7A-6, but it will be challenged by rising St. Cloud. Ray (Whobrey) has a good team over there, it should be a lot of fun when we play, Fiorelli said. The Lady Longhorns won their first five games.OsceolaIf Osceola continues its trend of the past three seasons, the next step is a visit to the Class 7A state tournament. Weve gotten one step further the past three years. Theres only one more step we can go, and thats our goal, Coach George Coffey said. With three scholarship players on the roster in pitchers Kenya Pereira (Florida A&M), Morgan Crapo (Northwest Florida State University) and Jessica Callahan (Florida Tech) and a Hall of Fame coach (Coffey was inducted in to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in January), Osceola is ready for prime time. Weve sat down and talked about our goals, and they understand the opportunity we have this season, Coffey said. Weve told them that the only thing that is going to hold us down is ourselves. Coffey said the team is a blend of experienced players and newcomers. Weve got a unique mix with six seniors on the roster and also three freshmen and a sophomore, he said. Junior speedster Chantal Crockett returns at catcher, Crapo will play second when she isnt pitching and Callahan moves from the outfield to third base. Sophomore Kali Jones will play shortstop, and freshmen Claire Arendas and Nicole Santaniello will share first. Seniors Jennifer Ligon and Patricia Ortiz return to the outfield along with Jessica Torres and freshman Haisette Escudero, who will play center. Osceola lost the district championship to East Ridge last season, but OHS rallied Harmony, St. Cloud are favored in 7A-6; OHS wants 7A-5 titleHarmony pitcher Lily Mann delivers a pitch against Oak Ridge during a district softball game Tuesday while Jodi Nestle guards the third base line.News Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan Chargers football coach from Texas Follow us on Twitte r www.twitter.com/OsceolaSport s County powers seek OBC crown By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Deadly outside shooting and high-energy defense propelled Gateway past Celebration, 78-70, Thursday at the 7A-2 boys basketball regional quarterfinal game at the John Ramirez Sports Center. The Panthers Felix Gonzalez (22) led five Panthers in double figures, and Gateway center Theo Belhomme scored 13 and did an effective job of containing the Storms 6-11 center Romelo Banks in the first half as Gateway built a 46-20 halftime lead. Gio Guzman (13), Raul Cotto (11) and Juan Mena (11) all were in double figures for Gateway (19-10) and Justin Peters chipped in with eight. The Panthers travel to Oak Ridge (23-5), a 67-64 winner over East Ridge, for the 7A-2 semifinal Tuesday at 7 p.m. If the game looked like a laugher for three quarters, Celebration (19-8) turned that around by outscoring Gateway, 29-11, in the last seven minutes as Banks (21) and 6-5 forward Johnny Victor (26) dominated inside. We were in too big a hole. In the second half we started doing what we wanted to do all year, to get it inside to Romelo, but we were too far behind, Storm Coach Jeff Bean said. Gateway came out with a lot of energy. Gateway Coach Bob Baker, who was selected as the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Class 7A District 11 coach of the year Thursday, said his team played as well as it could during the first 24 minutes of the game. I thought our mental preparation was outstanding. They played with so much confidence in the first half. We were hitting our shots, getting turnovers you couldnt have drawn it up any better, he said. Belhomme scored eight of his points in the second quarter when Gateway expanded a 17-9 first quarter lead to 21 points, 38-15, with four minutes left in the half. Celebration got busy in the third quarter, scoring the first eight points, but the Panthers Cotto, Mena and Gonzalez knocked down 3-point shots to maintain an 18-point cushion Gateway guard Raul Cotto takes a shot during a game earlier this season. Cotto scored 11 points Thursday in the Panthers regional win over Celebration.News-Gazette Photo/Andrew Sullivan By Rick Pedone Sports Editor Liberty High Athletic Director Danielle LaPoint believes she has found the coach to lead Libertys football program to success. She said Thursday that Tim Holt, formerly of George West High in Corpus Christi, Texas, will take over the Chargers program in early March. Im really excited about getting him down here and getting him started, LaPoint said. LaPoint made the decision to hire Holt several weeks ago, but processing his paperwork has taken longer than expected, she said. LaPoint pointed to Holts impressive career record 168-105-5 and his understanding of Libertys situation as reasons why she selected him. The Chargers have had one winning season, 8-3 in 2009 under Doug Nichols, since the programs inception in 2007. The C hargers w on the Scholarship Bowl and Nichols left three months later to replace Jeff Rolson at Osceola High. David Benson has coached the Chargers for the past three seasons, leading the team to a 3-7 mark last year. Holt led George West to four district championships and shared another during his most recent five-year stint at the school. He also coached the Longhorns from 1993-98. Last year, the team was 8-3 and reached the playoffs. He also was the schools athletic director. Holt, who has coached for 28 years, resigned in January. Under the terms of the Texas Retire/Rehire law, Holt can collect his pension immediately if he coaches outside of Texas or at the college level next season. After sitting out one calendar year, Holt may rejoin the Texas public education system and continue to collect his pension. Holt told a Corpus Christi media outlet after he resigned that he was seeking other opportunites because he has three children in college. Holts wife is the head of the George West math department. LaPoint said that Holt assured her that he intends to stay at Liberty and build a successful program. Holt did not return phone messages Thursday. Benson said recently that he has not decided where he will coach next season, or in what capacity. He is considering options in Florida as well as from out of state. He did not rule out the possibility of staying in Osceola County.See Panthers, page A-9 See Softball, page A-9 Gateways quick start too much for Celebration
Page A8, More than 20 bull riders from around the country and from as far away as Brazil gathered last Saturday at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee for the second Monster Bulls event. Top, riders were silhouetted during the opening presenta tions. Above, rider Clint Morgan charges out of the chutes. Below, Nick Fish falls early in his run, earning a no score on his ride. Bottom, Michael Lathero scored an impressive 81 points on his ride. Rodeo action continues tonight and Sunday News-Gazette Photos by Andrew Sullivan
Saturday, February 16, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A9 021613.SNG SoftballContinued from page A-7Bass fishing has gradually improved this past week. The problem is, not a lot of big bass have been caught. I talked to Rick Butler this week and he said that in the Extreme Tournament last weekend he caught over 30 fish and his five biggest only weighed 10 pounds. Most of the fishermen I talk to have said the same thing. With water temperatures at near 70 degrees, you would expect that a lot more big fish would be moving into the spawning areas. Ive seen bass on beds, but not many big ones. Shiner fishing continues to be pretty good with catches of 15 to 20 bass being the norm. I had a couple of my regular customers out last week, and they had 17 the first day and 24 the second day. On Saturday they had two 7-pound bass and two 8-pounders. Some were caught in less than 3 feet of water and some were caught in 7 feet. Its getting that time of year when they want the big active shiners. A lot of nice specs are being caught along the Kissimmee grass and in the reeds, but most of them down there are still out in the open water. Some bluegills are starting to bed and will readily eat crickets and worms. If youre looking to catch some good eating fish you might want to get out and give them a try. Send information about your big catch to email@example.com t You may also send fishing information and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org Jacque MitchellFishin Fun PanthersContinued from page A-7 Bass fishing is getting betterthrough the regional playoffs to beat Harmony and East Ridge before losing to state finalist Bartow, 8-0, in the regional finals. Bartow always is going to be a solid program, but its not always the most talented team that wins. Of course you have to have good players, but its the team with the best fundamentals that usually comes out on top, Coffey said. Bartow and Lakeland George Jenkins were penalized by the FHSAA last spring for moving a district tournament g ame withou t permission. Neither school can host a playoff game this year. Osceola won its first five games and claimed a district win over East Ridge, 7-6, last week.GatewayCoach Ron Styron steps up to the head coaching job after switching positions with former head coach Rachel Kilbert, who now is the assistant coach. The Panthers have a mix of veterans and newcomers. Seniors include outfielder Selena Arce, first baseman Cindy Ayala, catcher Jackie Gomez and outfielders JoJo Martinez, Jaimie Olivo and Brittany Santos. The pitchers are junior Selena Torres and freshmen Kaelin Ruiz, Desiree Fernandez, Brooke Johnson and Mary Acosta. Junior Ayleen Alzamora and sophomore Justice Long will catch and play third base. Freshman Yanalise Castro can handle several positions, Styron said.CelebrationCoach Sondra Ahlers takes over the Storm program and has put together an ambitious schedule that includes trips to two tournaments and double headers against teams traveling to Celebration from South Florida and Michigan. We have a strong junior and senior class and are looking forward to a great season, she said. I am encouraged by the desire and enthusiasm Ive seen. The roster includes Christ iana D ial, A manda Ortiz, Maddy White, Morgan Molina, Brittany Moore, Karisma Colon, L.E. Charles, Michelle Espichan, Tiffany Rodriguez, Kylie Jansing, Sarah Stellwag, Megan Flores and Kerem Alvarez.PoincianaNew C oach Kim Harrison brings 25 years of high school and college experience to the Lady Eagles program. Harrison will rely on a core of five returning veterans for success this season: Veronica Pineiro, Tiffany LaBoy, Yessenia Garcia, Jaileen Mena and Cindy Guerra. Sophomre Valentina Jorge and freshman Sophia Hernandez should make an impact, Harrison said. This young squad is working to improve their skills and embark on a new journey of success, Harrison said. Joe Marcheggiani returns for his third season as the teams assistant coach.Heritage ChristianCoach Mike Cool led the Lady Eagles to the Florida Christian Conference championship game last season, and 15 of those 18 players are back, he said. Leading the way are pitchers Brooke Beaver and Katie Kleinhans. Kleinhans was the conference MVP last season. Adding depth on the pitching mound are Jasmine Pastrana and Shellyann Tyrell. Seniors Yrelle DeBra and Jamie Uriarte are back along with Tayler Suarez, Shawna Welter, Kelly Riescos, Paula Mejia, Velis Rivera, Sarah Bedoyd, Rosanna Perez and Keafia Hilbert. Syann Rowe takes over at first base, Cool said, and Natalie Ortiz and Abby Delago are talented newcomers. Cools is assisted by Ryan Grothouse and Al Cotto. going into the fourth quarter. The Storm cut the lead to single digits in the last minute, but the Panthers were 13-of14 at the free throw line and preserved the lead. Celebration did a good job, they got hot in the second half and did a good job of hitting their shots, Baker said. We might have worn down a little toward the end, but it wasnt until the fourth quarter that they really got a good run going. Baker said Guzmans consistent play at point guard is a key to Gateways effectiveness. You cant run an offense without a good point guard. Gios assist to turnover ratio is like two to one, which is outstanding, Baker said. Theo played a good game. Hes our Mr. Consistent. Felix had a solid game with 22, and I thought all of our guys did a good job of knocking down shots in the first half. Oak Ridge played for the Class 7A championship last year and will be a formidable hurdle Tuesday. Well see. They seem to be a team like Lake Minneola and Osceola (with a lot of speed and quickness), Baker said. Theyre going to be tough to beat, especially at their place.
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Will Argo spoil the Academy Awards biggest night? It didnt seem like that big a snub when Ben Affleck was left off the list of Best Directors last month when the Academy announced its list of nominees. After all, there are nine Best Pictures, but only five directors. But then something unexpected happened. Argo began winning many of the other film awards, and along with it Affleck was winning best director as well. Affleck and Argo are deserving, and if you havent checked out this compelling film, now is the time. Warner Bros. has just released Argo on Blu-ray in one of those combo packs, that also includes a standard DVD as well as an Ultraviolet version for phones and tablets. Argo did a respectable $120 million plus during its run, but when a decidedly inferior film such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon makes $352 million, some of you just need to get out more often. Well you can make up for it by spending a bit of cash on Argo, a film worthy of any real film fans Blu-ray collection. If you have some how managed to miss the buzz, Argo is the unlikely true story of how the CIA devised a completely implausible scheme called Argo, to rescue Americans from Tehran during the height of the Iranian revolution in 1979. The CIA had few good ideas on just what to do when they found out that along with 50 hostages being held by angry Iranian militants, there was another small group of Americans who were not accounted for by the Iranians. The scheme: pass off the Americans as a Canadian film crew who want to scout some locations for a science fiction/ fantasy film they are making called Argo. .50 CENTS Judge for yourself as Oscar nominee makes Blu-ray debut Peter CovinoFilm Critic Section B Check out aroundosceola.com February 16, 2013 Will Argo spoil the Oscar party? HAIR CUT DONATIONSST. CLOUD The Double J Salon & Spa, in St. Cloud, will hold its 3rd Annual Not Your Regular Cuttin event throughout the 130th Silver Spurs Rodeo in Kissimmee Feb. 15-17. The hair donation event will benefit Children With Hair Loss (CWHL), a non-profit organization that provides customized human hair replacements, at no cost, to children who suffer from medicallyrelated hair loss. Double J Salon will set up a salon at the rodeo, where they will cut and collect hair (at least 8-inches long) for patients who are in need of hair replacements. In the first two years of their hair donation event, Double J Salon collected more than 1,850 inches of hair. Their goal this year is to collect at least 1,500 inches. On Saturday evening, 2012 Miss Silver Spurs Rodeo Queen and Kissimmee native, Melissa Albert, will donate her hair in front of the rodeo fans. Additional information about the rodeo and the 2012 Rodeo Queen is available at SilverSpursRodeo.com.JAMES FRANCODAYTONA BEACH James Franco, star of the new Disney film Oz The Great and Powerful, will serve as Grand Marshal for the 55th running of the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, Feb. 24 at Daytona International Speedway. The race is scheduled for 1 p.m. on FOX. Franco will give the starting command, Drivers start your engines, in The Great American Race. Hell also be introduced at the drivers meeting, participate in pre-race ceremonies and ride in one of the Grand Marshal cars during the pace laps prior to the green flag of the 200-lap, 500-mile race. Were excited to welcome James Franco and have him take part in the pre-race festivities for the Daytona 500, Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III said. In front of thousands of race fans and millions more watching on FOX, were looking forward to hearing James enthusiastic starting command to kick off the Daytona 500 and the new NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. Tickets for the 55th Daytona 500 on Sunday, Feb. 24, as well as all Budweiser Speedweeks At Daytona events, are available online at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.FOOD TRUCKSCant wait for the Food Trucks to return to downtown Kissimmee in March? There are several other opportunities to get on the food truck band wagon in February in Central Florida. The scheduled stops include: Feb. 17, 5-8 p.m. Earl Brown Park, 751 S. Alabama Ave. Feb. 21 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mount Dora, 4th & Alexander, downtown Feb. 22 5-8 p.m. Melbourne, Wickham Park, 3845 N Wickham Rd. Feb. 25 5-8p.m. Titusville, Sandpoint Park, 101 N Washington Ave. Feb. 26 5-8p.m. Lake Nona, Valencia College, 12350 Narcoosee Rd. OSCEOL A IMAGESKISSIMMEE The annual Images of Osceola photography show is on display at the Osceola Center for the Arts, located at 2411 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee. The show features a diverse selection of images taken by Osceola residents of life in Osceola County, from portraits to landscapes and everything in between. Admission to the show is free, and it is open during normal Center business hours and during stage performances. ORLANDO WIN EORLANDO Orlandos first and only winery is offering people the chance to wind down after a busy week. Quantum Leap Winery will hold a wine down every second Friday of the month. Choose from a selection of red and white wines blended and finished at the winery, then unwind in the winerys tasting and sitting area, enjoying live music and the winerys original works of art. Upcoming Wine Downs and featured musicians are: March 8, Tim Chistofore, acoustic duo; and April 12, Danny Allen, acoustic duo. Wine Downs for the remainder of 2013 take place May 10, June 14, July 12, See DVDs, page B-3Is there a giant burrito in your future? Warner Bros. See Sun Spots, page B-2 New Dining Argo has become the front-runner for Best Picture for this years Acade my A wards, even though director/star B en A ffleck d id not receive a nominat ion in t he director category. The Journey to Oz Balloon Tour, featuring a colorful Oz the Great and Powerful balloon, will come to Daytona Beach Sunday. Sponsored by multichannel retailer HSN and IMAX Corporation, in support of the upcoming film, the balloon will be at the Daytona International Speedway. There also is a Facebook page for the film (facebook.com/OzTheGreatAndPowerful). where fans will have the opportunity to unlock screenings in cities near them. Users will vote by Tweeting with a custom hashtag for their city (e.g. #DisneyOzSeattle) or by sharing on Facebook.Universal Orlando ResortMardi Gras takes place on select days at Universal through April 20. By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor Tacos and lobsters will be on the menu as two new diverse dining establishments come to Central Florida in March. Chuys, a popular Mexican restaurant chain based in Austin, Tx. opens its first Central Florida restaurant in Kissimmee in a few weeks, while Sea Dog Brewing Company, a Maine brew pub with restaurants in Portland and Bangor, opens a second Florida location off of International Drive. The new Chuys comes to the Four Corners area of the county (7913 W. U.S. Highway 192) March 19. Chuys officials say this will be the first of several restaurant locations planned for Central Florida. The 7,487-square-foot Kissimmee restaurant will be at a freestanding location. Sea Dog, which offers a variety of New England fare, such as fish and chips and clam chowder and a selection of their own brewed beer, comes to 8496 International Drive in Orlando. I have been to Chuys in Dallas and Sea Dog in Portland and both should be nice additions to the Central Florida restaurant lineup. Founded in Austin in 1982, Chuys boasts an authentic TexMex menu with fresh madefrom-scratch items including hand-rolled tortillas and signature sauces. The Creamy Jalapeno sauce has its own customer-created Facebook page with more than 26,000 fans. Menu favorites at Chuys include Stuffed Chile Rellenos, Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom Enchiladas and Chuys Famous Big As Yo Face Burritos. No two Chuys are the same. Their motto is If youve seen T wo new restaurants make debut in March, Chuys Mexican and Sea Dog brew pub Follow us on Twitte r www.twitter.com/OsceolaSport s Putting On Y our DVDsChuysThe wide-open tropical look of Chuys Tex-Mex, coming to west Osceola County, March 19 Sea Dog Brewing Company also opens in March, on International Drive. Mardi Gras has Universal appeal See Dining, page B-3 By Peter Covino Lifestyles Editor The big party is all over in New Orleans, but Mardi Gras lives on at Universal Orlando Resort through April 20. The New Orleans themed celebration continues on at Universal Studios on select nights, with musical talent that includes the likes of Matchbox Twenty, Pitbull and The All-American Rejects. Musical guests each night include New Orleans bands performing in the French Quarter. In addition to the music, the event features a nightly parade with Mardi Gras floats. The event features three new floats with the theme Colorful Cultures of the World. The elaborate floats were inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead, the Chinese New Year and the Elegance of India. The French Quarter Courtyard will also include lots of traditional New Orleans favorites such as jambalaya, beignets and gumbo. This Saturdays musical guest is the Steve Miller Band. Sunday, Boys Like Girls will perform. This weekends schedule of events: 4 p.m. French Quarter Courtyard Opens 7:45 p.m. Mardi Gras Parade Starts 8:30 p.m. Live Concert Begins The complete musical See Mardi, page B-3
Page B2, Whats New Sun SpotsContinued from page B-1 Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. Wines are sold by the glass or bottle. Reservations are not required. Quantum Leap is located in the Mills 50 district at 1312 Wilfred Drive. More information is available at www.quantumleapwinery.com or by calling 407-730-3082 or emailing email@example.com.VALENCIA EXHIBITIONORL:ANDO Valencia Colleges Anita S. Wooten Gallery is currently displaying a collection of drawings by New York artist Selena Kimball. The drawings include selections from Kimballs collections, Split Doubles and A History of Things I Will Remember but Never See. The exhibit will remain on display through March 8. Kimball, is a Maine native who now lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., says her work begins with archival documents, such as illustrated histories and books of popular science, and develops into imagined reckonings with the history they represent. For her collection titled A History of Things I Will Remember but Never See. Kimball created portraits of people watching -painted from photographs of events in our recent historic memory. The gallery is located in Building 3 on Valencias East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail.WICKEDORLANDO The Broadway blockbuster, Wicked, will return to the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre Feb. 20 March 10. Tickets start at $47.50 and can be purchased at the FAIRWINDS Broadway Across America Orlando Box Office, Amway Center Box Office.. KINGS Bowl, the Bostonbased, dining, bowling and entertainment venue that pioneered the boutique bowling revolution in 2003, is scheduled to open its first Florida location in April in the I-Drive Live project on, International Drive. KINGS first opened its doors in 2003 in the heart of Bostons historic Back Bay. KINGS goal was to focus on recapturing and rekindling the fun and escape of bowling which had faded since its heyday. The 1950s and 1960s are considered to be the golden age of bowling and KINGS award-winning design and dcor captures this nostalgic feeling, while adding modern twists. From the start, KINGS set out to create a unique and memorable entertainment experience by emphasizing world-class food, cold beer, creative cocktails, cutting edge technology and great music. The focus is on classic, retro-inspired dcor and executive chef-designed menus brought to life by best-in-industry service. In doing so, KINGS sparked the modern day bowling renaissance and carved a name for itself as the original boutique bowling venue, which has revitalized the sport across America. KINGS Orlando will offer a first-class dining and entertainment experience unlike any other along International Drive or in Central Florida. In addition to 22 ten-pin bowling lanes, KINGS will offer full-sized billiards tables, a regulation-sized shuffleboard table, a full outdoor bocce ball court (one of only a few in the area), weekend disc jockeys, dancing and much more. Beer enthusiasts who have dreamed of tending bar will take great delight in innovative and engaging tables fitted with beer taps where they can pour the perfect pint at their own pace. KINGS Orlando will be further differentiated by transforming into an adults-only experience after dark. By day, families with children can bowl and savor homemade ice cream and other treats. At 6 p.m, general public admission moves to adults only, ages 21 and above. Bowling has always been a great social sport and Kings has reinvented the experience for a new generation, says Patrick Lyons, president and founder of the Lyons Group and KINGS Bowl America. Serious ten-pin athletes will relish our ultramodern lanes and roomy player accommodations, while even the most gutterprone will appreciate our chefs delicious fare and our thoughtful menu of craft beers and signature cocktails. The Lyons Group leadership team is backed by more than 100 years of combined entertainment industry experience with a track record of innovation and success. The group is credited with re-energizing Bostons nightlife scene over three decades with more than 30 dining, nightclub and entertainment venues in its growing portfolio. From the moment they set foot inside KINGS, guests will know that they are in for an experience unlike any other. A hip, retro-inspired vibe and grooving soundtrack will greet them as they navigate between a friendly evening at the lanes, great food in the restaurant and socializing in KINGS lounge bar that translates to an open outdoor caf experience on the stylish, full-service patio. Committed sports fans can catch all of the action at KINGS massive sports bar boasting 60 HDTVs and projectors and a realtime sports ticker. Guests can also take in the scene on the energetic concourse catching all the action happening throughout the expansive facility. The idea of bowling alley food as an afterthought is tossed in the gutter at KINGS; everything is carefully crafted, made fresh and delivered daily. The full-service KINGS restaurant will serve an impressive, executive chef-designed menu of American favorites and delicious comfort food. Appetizers include unique, modern plays on classic bar fare, such as cheeseburger spring rolls, perfectly fried mac & cheese bites and homemade buffalo chicken wontons. Entrees are highlighted by house-smoked baby back ribs, juicy and creative burgers and KINGS signature, tender, award-winning steak tips. Diners will finish their meal with a taste of sweet nostalgia from the builtin Ice Cream Shoppe featuring creative sundaes and delicious homemade desserts. The impressive menu is served throughout the entire facility until close seven days a week. I look at every dish on the menu and I think of ways to exceed expectations by sourcing only the finest ingredients and adding a kick to every dish, says Executive Chef Andre Bautista. We pride ourselves on everything being made from scratch, in-house daily and making sure that each and every plate has a wow-factor. KINGS Bowl trying to strike it rich on I-DriveBoutique lanes features lounge, bocce, DJs and upscale foodKings BowlKINGs Bowl comes to International Drive in April. It is much more than bowling though with a massive sports bar, 021613.SNG 020713.TNGHappy Hour3pm-7pmAppetizers starting at $2Beers starting at $2Margaritas starting at $3.50 Americas # 1 Mexican Restaurant Thats right! Weve once again been named Numero Uno by a leading national consumer magazine. COUPONBuy 1 Entree, Get 2nd Entree* 1/2 price with purchase of 2 beverages*Of equal or lesser value Offer expires 2/28/13KISSIMMEE2431 W. OSCEOLA PKWY at the Loop West407-870-09017 DAYS A WEEK 11AM-10PM www.abuelos.com INFORMATION WANTED Seeking former employees, clients, or business associates of PRESTONS AUTO PARTS in Kissimmee. (During Jan 2012 to Current) that contacted this location, whether by phone or in person, asking for James and response received resulted in slander or negative comments being given. Please contact (321) 624-0440 or email my Attorney at CB.ANDS@Yahoo.comAnd Thank You to everyone that has come forward thus far. 020913.SNG 021413.TNG 021413.TNG
Saturday, February 16, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B3 one Chuys, youve seen one Chuys! because each restaurants eclectic dcor is unique and no two restaurants are the same. Im so proud to bring Chuys to Orlando because its not your typical restaurant experience, said Jack Baum, General Manger for the Kissimmee Chuys. The entertaining atmosphere, incredible food that is made from scratch daily, and the relationships Chuys builds with the local community make it perfect for Kissimmee. Our guests will find the same serious commitment to serve unique, authentic Mexican food using the freshest ingredients at all our restaurants, said Baum. Our first Orlando restaurant and all the Chuys locations planned for Central Florida will soon be known as the most fun and friendly place to eat in the area. We cannot wait for Kissimmee families first experiences at Chuys. Chuys Kissimmee will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner with a weekday happy hour from 4-7 p.m. complete with drink specials and the Fully-Loaded Nacho Car, offering a trunk load of free fresh chips, salsa, chile con queso and taco meat to feast upon. For more information about Chuys Kissimmee, go to Facebook at www.facebook. com/ChuysOrlando or visit www.chuys.com. Sea Dog has a pub like atmosphere with menu and beers to match. Founded in Maine in 1993, the restaurant beers are brewed in the traditional English style. There is always a wide variety to sample and you can try their four beer or eight beer sample if you have trouble making up your mind. M enu items include sandwiches and a Maine lobster roll, burgers, salads, soups and chowder and starters such as spinach, artichoke and lobster dip and Maine-style fried clams. Pub fare entrees include Sea Dog Ale Batter Shrimp; Maine Broiled Cod Dinner and Sea Dogs Gourmet Lobster Mac & Cheese. Also available: brick oven pizzas made with hand-tossed dough and flatbread pizza. Dennys Area Dennys have kicked off their second fundraising campaign for Tour de Force, an organization that provides financial support to the families of fallen law enforcement officers. Dennys throughout the state will sell fundraising kits containing Dennys coupon booklets. In 2012, five Florida officers were killed in the line of duty and through the Tour de Force campaign, Dennys hopes to raise more than $75,000 for their families. The coupon booklets will be available through Feb. 28. For $5, guests receive $20 worth of Dennys coupons redeemable throughout the year. Dennys will also be the title sponsor for the 16th annual Tour de Force Charity Bike Ride, a 270-mile ride from North Miami Beach to Daytona Beach. High tea The Peabody Orlando will host the 6th Annual High Tea & Hats event to benefit Seniors First on Sunday. Dress in your most spectacular hat for an afternoon celebrating seniors The event features exotic teas, scrumptious tea sandwiches, desserts and fresh fruit. Guests will participate in the annual stylish hat contest and bid on items available in a silent and chance auctions all while raising funds to support Seniors First in its mission to maintain seniors dignity and independence with nutritional, home improvement and other much needed support. Individual tickets are now available for a $60 donation to Seniors First. WKMG News Anchor Lauren Rowe will emcee the event, which also will honor Dr. Phillips Charities with the Hats Off Award, recognizing the charitable organization for its significant contributions to Seniors First and the Central Florida community. Past Hats off Award recipients include Alan Villaverde, president of Peabody Hotels and managing director of The Peabody Orlando, and Central Florida philanthropist Harriett Lake. The event is at 2 p.m. RSVP: Call (407) 615-8979 for tickets and more information, or visit www.HighTeaAndHats.com Seniors First, Inc is a nonprofit social service organization dedicated to the needs of Central Florida senior citizens. The organizations mission is to enhance the quality of life for seniors by maintaining their independence and dignity through nutrition, home improvement and support services. To learn more about Seniors First, or to make a donation, call (407) 292-0177 or visit www.seniorsfirstinc.org. Nieces Nieces Poppalooza, for merly located near downtown Kissimmee, has reopened in the food court at Osceola Mall. Once again offering popcorn and taffy, the restaurant specializes in chicken and waffles; Italian beef with giardiniera peppers and Chicago-style polish sausage with grilled onions. Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday dinners include meatloaf, fried chicken and curry chicken. Dessert items include cakes, sweet potato pie and Key Lime pie. You can order ahead by calling 407-406-6819.DiningContinued from page B-1DVDsContinued from page B-1 The entire operation was classified for years, a nd one of the many reasons to get this new Blu-ray combo is the bonus features, which include interviews by some of the participants. Speaking of bonus features on DVDs and Blu-rays, sometimes they are nice, very nice indeed, but when you watch a ton of DVDs it is hard to watch all of those bonus features. But Argo proves to be an exception. If you want to know the true story and the story behind the story, of this real-life film, Argo has it. Among the features Rescued from Tehran: We Were There, interviews with the six Americans including CIA specialist Tony Mendez (Affleck in the film); Argo: Absolute Authenticity, a look at what when on in this film to make it realistic; and Escape from Iran: The Hollywood Option. The film also includes an audio commentary. Silent Hill: Revelation Also new this week is the Blu-ray 3D combo Pack for Silent Hill Revelation (Universal). This sequel finds Heather Mason (Adelaide Clemens) and her dad (played by Sean Bean) plunging into the demonic world of Silent Hill. Based on the popular video games series, the horror film also stars Malcolm McDowell. The Blu-ray pack includes DVD, digital copy and UltraViolet versions as well. The Awakening There are more (and better scares) in this ghost story set in London 1921. The Awakening (Universal) stars Rebecca Hall as skeptic Florence Cathcart who is investigating the death of a child at a boarding school. Things really get creepy when the students go on break and just four people including Florence are left behind and terrifying things start to happen. Monster High The scares are taken down a notch or two or three with the Monster High Double Feature: Friday Nights & Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love. The popular series continues with two all-new adventures with the Monster High ghouls. Friday Night Frights features Frankie Stein using a little ghoul power when the boys cant compete in the Skultimate Roller Maze Championships. Frankie has more problems in Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love as she she has two guys out to steal her heart (literally). The films are most definitely for the pre-teen set. lineup: Saturday, February 16 Steve Miller Band Sunday, February 17 Boys Like Girls Saturday, February 23 Trey Songz Saturday, March 2 Demi Lovato Saturday, March 9 Montgomery Gentry Friday, March 15 Sean Kingston Saturday, March 16 Matchbox Twenty Friday, March 22 Austin Mahone Saturday, March 23 Phillip Phillips Saturday, March 30 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo Saturday, April 6 Kool & The Gang Saturday, April 13 Pitbull Saturday, April 20 The All-American Rejects Florida residents can take advantage of these current special offers: Save up to $25 on any Two-Park Annual Pass. For a limited time, save up to $25 on any Annual Pass and get an entire year of thrills: Power Pass $154.99 after savings (plus tax) Preferred Pass $199.99 after savings (plus tax) Premier Pass $324.99 after savings (plus tax) Offer is also available on FlexPay, Universal Orlandos monthly payment option. Must be purchased and activated by April 21 with a Coca-Cola UPC code or promo code on specially marked cups at participating Wendys. Visit UniversalOrlando. com for full details and to learn about the benefits of each annual pass.MardiContinued from page B-1 021613_2401.SNG NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGThe City Commission will consider a request to amend the Official Zoning Map referenced in Ordinance No. 2038 known as the Land Development Code of the City of Kissimmee rezoning the property hereinafter described as follows: FROM: CG (Commercial General)-County TO: HC (Highway Commercial)-City The subject property is located at 2401 W Vine St; 17-25-29-0000-00550000 PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 13-001 2401 W Vine Street: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2038 KNOWN AS THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, REZONING THE PROPERTY HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED, REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 101 N. Church Street, Kissimmee, Florida, and will consider the adoption of an Ordinance to rezone the above described property following the public hearing. A copy of the proposed Ordinance may be inspected in the office of the Development Services Department at City Hall, 101 North Church Street. All interested parties may appear and be heard on the above date. Written opinion will be received until 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Any questions may be directed to the Development Services Department at (407) 518-2140. Reference # 12-00254 CITY COMMISSION 2611 West Vine Street Zoning KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA In accordance with Florida Statute 286.0105: Any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. In accordance with Florida Statute 286.26, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Office of the City Clerk (407) 518-2308 prior to the meeting (FS286.26) 021613_2611.SNG NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGThe City Commission will consider a request to amend the Official Zoning Map referenced in Ordinance No. 2038 known as the Land Development Code of the City of Kissimmee rezoning the property hereinafter described as follows: FROM: CR (Commercial Restricted)-County TO: HC (Highway Commercial)-City The subject property is located at 2611 W Vine St; 17-25-29-0000-00520000 & 17-25-29-0060-0000 PROPOSED ORDINANCE NO. 13-002 2611 W Vine Street: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 2038 KNOWN AS THE CITY OF KISSIMMEE LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE, REZONING THE PROPERTY HEREINAFTER DESCRIBED, REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The City Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Commission Chambers of City Hall, 101 N. Church Street, Kissimmee, Florida, and will consider the adoption of an Ordinance to rezone the above described property following the public hearing. A copy of the proposed Ordinance may be inspected in the office of the Development Services Department at City Hall, 101 North Church Street. All interested parties may appear and be heard on the above date. Written opinion will be received until 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5, 2013. Any questions may be directed to the Development Services Department at (407) 518-2140. Reference # 12-00255 CITY COMMISSION 2611 West Vine Street Zoning KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA In accordance with Florida Statute 286.0105: Any person wishing to appeal any decision made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or purposes may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is made. In accordance with Florida Statute 286.26, persons needing assistance to participate in any of these proceedings should contact the Office of the City Clerk (407) 518-2308 prior to the meeting (FS286.26)
Page B4, Whats new?Disabled American Veterans 148Sunday is the monthly meeting for the Disabled American Veterans 148. There will be nominations for officers for both the DAV and DAV Auxiliary. Its important that all members are present at this months meeting. The March and April meetings will be for elections of officers who are nominated. The meeting for the Auxiliary starts at 2 p.m., the DAV will start at 3:30 p.m. The DAV service officer will be available every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m. to help with military benefit needs. Barnyard Meat Bingo is the first and third Saturday of the month starting at noon. Cost is $20 for two cards. Every Friday is Red Shirt Friday. Wear a red shirt to show support for military troops serving overseas. On the second and fourth Friday, long necks will be available for $1 to those who come in wearing a red shirt. Disabled American Veterans 148 is at 21 E. Keen St., Kissimmee. For more information, call 407846-4141.Chili cook-offDo you make great chili or just enjoy eating a bowl of homemade chili? Come enjoy a Great Chili Cook Off March 9 starting at 4 p.m. at the Civic Center in Intercession City at 1531 Immokalee St. All you can eat food and entertainment for just $4. For those who wish to enter their chili there is a $5 entry fee, come and bring your cooking talents. A bake sale featuring some of the best tasting desserts will also be available. For more information, call Patricia at 407-352-0280.Fish Fry dinnerThe Intercession City Civic Center Association is hosting a Fish Fry Dinner April 13. The dinner will be at the Civic Center in Intercession City at 1531 Immokalee St. The cost is $8 per person.American Legion eventsThe American Legion of St. Cloud Post 80, 1019 Pennsylvania Ave., St. Cloud, will have the following events: On Mondays, Bingo will be held starting at 6 p.m. in the smoke-free Civic Hall. On Tuesdays, dart tournaments will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays are Italian Dinner Night from 5 to 7 p.m. On Thursdays, there will be free pool, dinner specials from 5 to 7 p.m., $1 drafts, and Trivia Game Night starting at 8 p.m. On Fridays, there is free shuffleboard from 3 to 7 p.m. Prime rib dinners are the first and third weeks from 5 to 8 p.m., and karaoke is weekly starting at 8 p.m. Saturdays there will be Road Kill Bingo on the first and third weeks, NY Strip Dinner on the second and fourth weeks and Fish Fry Dinner on the first week. On Sundays, there will be a full breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. and Bar Bingo from 2 to 4 p.m. Post 80 is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. If you are a veteran, the spouse, son or daughter of a veteran, you are invited to speak with American Legion Post 80 regarding membership in the American Legion, Auxiliary, Riders or Sons of the American Legion. For more information call the Post at 407-892-8808 or Mike Turco at 352-572-1261.Orlando Philharmonic OrchestraThe Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform today at the Community Presbyterian Church, 511 Celebration Ave., Celebration. The event is hosted by the Celebration Foundation Classical Concert Series. Tickets are $20 and $10 for students and teachers. The concert is entitled Slavic Soul, featuring soloist Concertmaster of the Philharmonic Rimma Bergeron-Langlois. For more information, call 407-566-1234 or visit www. thecelebrationfoundation.org.Osceola Airboat AssociationThe Osceola Airboat Association is looking for vendors for their Annual Jamboree Event May 4. The event is at Overstreet Landing in Kenansville from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free to the public and there are no entry fees for the vendors. Anyone interested should contact Joyce Bass at 321-624-8780 or Rhonda Bresinger at 321-6242895.Gospel singOn Friday, the Ocean Street Church of God, located at 1211 Ocean Street, Kissimmee, is hosting a gospel sing for anyone who would like to join. There will be no admission charge but a love offering will be gratefully accepted to help raise money for the building fund. Join in for a fun night of touching gospel music. Refreshments will be provided during intermission. For more information, call 304660-4800 or 407-859-8347.Blood DriveA Blood Drive will be held in the parking lot of the Publix in St. Cloud Monday from 1 to 7 p.m.Pine Lily chapter meetingMike Wacht, public information specialist for SunRail construction, will provide a presentation at this months meeting of the Pine Lily Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be at the United Methodist Church, 101 W. Dakin Ave., Fellowship Hall in downtown Kissimmee. Questions on landscaping, construction will affect natural areas, including if plant rescue is a consideration, should be brought up at this meeting. For more information to join the Pine Lily organization, call 407-4334483, email PineLilyFNPS@aol. com, or visit www.fnps.org.Church offeringCome enjoy a free meal at 6 p.m., a short service at 7 p.m., and a giveaway of groceries following the end of service every Wednesday at the Altar St. Cloud Vineyard Church at 1215 Old Hickory Tree, St. Cloud.American Legion Post 10The American Legion Post, Kissimmee, FL will hold the following events: Tuesdays, Karaoke from noon to 4 p.m., food served, an Executive Board Meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and a General Membership Meeting at 7 p.m. on Feb. 27. Thursdays, Barnyard Bingo at 7 p.m. on Feb. 21. Friday, Bingo at 5:30 p.m. and a Seafood dinner from 5:30 to 7:30. Saturdays, F ull Course Dinner served every Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Music by local bands and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Bean Bag tournament Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. Sunday, Bingo from 3 to 7 p.m. Nominations for officers during General Meetings, Feb., March, and April. Elections will be held on May 4, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call 407847-4193.Youth eventSt. James AME Zion Church, 719 N John Young Parkway, Kissimmee, is having a youth event on March 16 and the community is invited. Join in on the first annual R.A.P.P. session featuring performances by Destination Truth, Life Support, and Chan. For more information, call 407847-3025.Texas Holdem TournamentA $50 buy in donation Texas Holdem Tournament will be today at the Eagles 4048 Darlington Ave. Sign up begins at 9 a.m. The game will start at 10 a.m. Donations will be donated to Dylans Fight for Survival. Dylan is a 10-yearold boy fighting cancer, help make it a day to remember and come have a great time. There will be free lunch for all plays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. All players who pay in advance will get 2000 in extra chips. For more information or to sign up, call 407-414-7515.What Seniors Need to Know SeminarThe Good Samaritan Society of Kissimmee will sponsor this no-nonsense, straightforward seminar for seniors, developed by Rick Hunsicker. Hunsicker will cover the issues of lifestyle, health, fitness, security and socialization, and will end with a strong message about the financial issues of owning an older, paid-off home. This seminar will give you the tools you need to take the first steps toward a satisfying retirement. Space is limited. To RSVP, call 407-933-1999.Free document shredding dateThe Kiwanis Club of Kissimmee will be holding the annual free document shredding day again April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Shady Lane Park & Ride lot. For more information, call 407932-2037.PA-WV-VA-MD-NC Club meetingsThe PA-WV-VA-MD-NC Club will meet at 12:30 p.m. in room B at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud, Feb. 26 and March 26. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share and a place setting including a coffee cup. Beverages will be provided. For more information, call Nada Grimes at 407-957-9870.Driver Safety ClassAn AARP driver safety class will be March 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 1500 Village Oak Lane, Kissimmee, at the Senior Friends building. The class is limited to the first 25 people. Reserve your spot by calling Ron at 407-944-9718.GriefShareGriefShare support and recovery group meets at First Baptist Church of Kissimmee, 1700 N. John Young Parkway, Kissimmee. GriefShare meets every Wednesday from 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. for 13 weeks. Each session is self-contained, so you may begin at any time during the 13-week cycle. Childcare is available. Adults 18 years and over are better served in this group. GriefShare is a grief recovery support group where you can find help and healing for the hurt of losing a loved one through death. This group of f riendly, caring people will walk along side of you through one of lifes most difficult experiences. GriefShare features a video series with nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. For more information, call 407847-3138, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Boy Scout Troop mulchBoy Scout Troop 826 is having a mulch fundraiser for a summer adventure trip and other activities. Cypress, pine and red mulch is being sold by the cubic yard (nine, three-cubic foot bags) and will be delivered to your home. Areas serviced will be the Remington and Kissimmee Bay subdivisions as well as subdivisions along Neptune, Kissimmee Park and Old Canoe Creek roads and Canoe Creek Road from Stevens Plantation to Sawgrass. Mulch will be delivered on Saturday, Feb. 23, with a backup delivery date of Saturday, March 9, in case of rain. The deadline for ordering and payment is Sunday. For more information, call 407709-0106 or visit the troops website at www.troopmasterweb.com/ Celebrating new library Whats happening? Edward Jones Financial Advisor Rob Rosen of Kissimmee is hosting a seminar, Tax-free Investing: Its Not What You Make, Its What You Keep, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. at 109 E. Monument Ave, Kissimmee. The seminar is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call the office at 407-870-5464.Tax time P hoto/Osceola CountyA new, state of the art library for the residents of West Osceola County opened on Feb. 9 in Celebration with hundreds passing through its doors on opening day. The 10,000-square-foot facility at 305 Campus St. more than quadruples the space in which the previous facility was housed. Above, 5-year-old Bryce Lyles and his sister Brynn, 3, of Celebration, check out the childrens collection during Saturdays opening. Photos/Osceola County Animal ControlC yrano, t op, c ant s peak for himself, but if he c ould, he would t ell you how much he would love to go home with you. He is a m ale, 2 -year old brindle pit bull. He is adorably sweet to everyone he m eets and would make a great family dog. He is a stray, so there is not much information about him, but he does get a long well with everyone, and he likes other dogs. His feelings about cats are unknown at t his time. C yrano is available for adoption at t he O sceola County A nimal Shelter, come in and visit him. Ask for t he dog with identification number A 157705. Romeo, bottom, is a friendly, active, 10-month old, merle and white pit bull puppy who would love to be y our V alentine. He gets along very well with men, women, c hildren and he loves to play with other dogs. He would be t he perfect family pet. He needs a permanent home as s oon as possible. If y ou are interested in loving Romeo and taking him home, come the s helter and a sk for the dog with identification number A 158549. T he s helter is at 3910 Old Canoe Creek Road in S t. Cloud To f ind out what animals are available, check t he O sceola County A nimal Control website at www.osceola.org/go/pets. A ll animals are s payed and neutered before leaving A nimal Control. T he adoption f ee is $60 for a dog and $50 for a cat. For more information, call 407-742-8000. Take me home C OMMUNITY C OMMUNITYSee additional Community Events/News at www.aroundosceola.com See Community, page B-5
Saturday, February 16, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B5 Community Continued from Page B-4 troop826hogs.Tax free investing seminarEdward Jones Financial Advisor Rob Rosen of Kissimmee is hosting a seminar, Tax-free Investing: Its Not What You Make, Its What You Keep, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. at 109 E. Monument Ave, Kissimmee. The workshop is designed to help participants determine if tax-free investing is one way to help them reduce their tax burdens. Other topics include: Tax-advantaged investment and their features. Tax-free investment returns vs. taxable investment returns. Three ways to purchase municipal bonds. How tax-free investing can help you achieve your goals. The seminar is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call the office at 407-870-5464. The St. Cloud Womans Club (SCWC)Laneve Thompkins from Florida Ranching Heritage will be the speaker for a luncheon Feb. 20 at noon in the Royal Crest Room at St. Cloud Royal Links Golf Club, 5310 Michigan Ave., St. Cloud. Members and anyone interested in membership should attend. Monthly meetings occur on the third Wednesday, September through May, at 1:30 p.m. at the clubhouse located at 1012 Massachusetts Ave. next to the Heritage Museum run by SCWC members. The museum is open to the public for learning about St. Cloud history as well as military memorabilia. Museum hours: Thursday through Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For club information, call Jean Witherington at 407957-4347. For museum information call Lucille McClure at 407957-7587.Classic/muscle car and motorcycle showThe Classic/Muscle Car and Motorcycle Show will be at the Solivita Village Center in Poinciana, 395 Village Drive, Poinciana, Saturday, March 16, and registrants are needed. More than $900 worth of trophies and prizes will be awarded. T-shirts and goodie bags will be given to the first 100 registrants on the day of the event. The fee to register is a minimum of $10; proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Live entertainment will perform your favorite classic rock and roll hits throughout the event from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, call 863-4277125.Wills and TrustsCapital Estates Educational Services will host a complimentary informational lecture presented by Wealth Preservation Associates Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in 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 discussed and all requests for further information will be referred to appropriate legal counsel for individual consultation. If you have recently relocated to Florida or updated your will this seminar is designed for you. Reservations are required. RSVP to Joe McQuaid at 407-593-2243 or Tom Dalton at 407-908-3708.BVL music programDo you have a desire to learn to sing or play the piano and not break your wallet? For just $7 you can have a half hour lesson in either voice or piano every Wednesday a fternoon. C ome join th e pilot music program at the Robert Guevara Community Center at 501 Florida Parkway in Kissimmee. For more information, call Christa Brown at 407201-6333.Friends Who CareThe Friends Who Care Club of Osceola County meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Cloud Senior Center at 3101 17th St. Membership is open to men and women from 18 years and up. Members conduct various Fun-Raisers throughout the year to help local charities and the American Cancer Societys annual Relay for Life. This year the St. Cloud event will be held in April and will be a bus trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. The trip is open to the public and is scheduled for March 13. The bus will l eave the Publix Shopping Center on Dyer Boulevard, Kissimmee, at 11:45 a.m.; Partin Settlement Publix Shopping Center, St. Cloud, at 12:15 p.m. and the Senior Friends Building, Kissimmee, at 12:45 p.m. Guests may choose any of the stops but must have a reservation. Cost is $25 per person and includes $30 free play ticket, which will be given to each passenger when they arrive at the casino. Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy the activities at the casino from 2 to 7 p.m. To make reservations or for more information, call Irene at 407-738-5300.Ice cream socialAn ice cream social sponsored by Belles and Beaus Dance Club will be Wednesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Marks St. Recreation Com plex, 55 E. Marks St., Orlando. The Soft Touch band will perform line and Latin dance music. Refreshments will be provided. Singles and couples are welcome. Cost is $5 per person. For more information, call 407-277-7008.February Hipstoric 3rd FridayMoonlight on MainJoin us for the February Hipstoric 3rd FridayMoonlight on Main events. There will be free carriage rides, carnations for the ladies, a movie in the park, food trucks, an antique car show and Timothy Mikus playing on New York Ave. Stage from 4:40 to 7:30 p.m. Pre-order your picnic from Danas Cobblestone Caf or Chimentos Spaghetti House. Wine and chocolate tasting will be available at select merchants. These events are hosted and sponsored by Centerstate Bank located by the food trucks at the corner of 10th St. and Pennsylvania Ave.Elmers Meal KitchenElmers Meal Kitchen Ministry is a 501c3 approved nonprofit ministry serving free hot meals to the needy and homeless in the community of St. Cloud. A combined total of 33 local community churches, ministry groups, businesses and restaurants have been voluntarily serving for over 12 years. Contact your church leader or current group serving you if you would like to participate in serving meals. If your church cannot serve, get it involved by making love offerings and memorial donations to help purchase food items needed. Elmers Meal Kitchen Director Carol Broski can be reached at 407-9579839.St. Cloud RunningThe St. Cloud running group meets at Crabby Bills Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and running/walking begins at 6:45 p.m.Question and answer with Dr. AtiqThe Celiac/Crohns of Osceola Support (COOCS) will host question and answer time with Dr. Basger Atiquzzaman (Dr. Atiq), a gastroenterologist, Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pro-Health Family Physicians, 3100 17th St. St., Cloud. Refreshments will be provided, but it is asked to request your spot ahead of time. For more information or to request your spot call Barb at 407-908-5607 or email@example.com.The Show StoppersLooking for a way to rock your world and support a worthy cause on a Sunday afternoon? On Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Womans Club, 1014 Massachusetts Ave., St. Cloud, the Show Stoppers will perform rock-and-roll favorites from the 1950s through the 1980s. Their concert includes guest artists from St. Clouds Dance Central and the Harmony High School Ballroom Dance team. Door prizes, swing dancing, costume changes and skits with audience participation. Arrive early for the best seats. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance or at the St. Cloud Heritage Museum Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will be donated to the Womans Club Scholarships fund for St. Cloud and Harmony High School students. For more information, call 407-957-1845 or 407701-5843. Saturday night church serviceNeptune Road Baptist Church at 1620 Neptune Road, Kissimmee, is having a Saturday night church service starting at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Saturday of each month, Everyone is invited.Sons of Italy 2523The Osceola County Order Sons of Italy in America Lodge 2523 meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at Kissimmee Bay Golf and Country Club. The lodge welcomes all men and women of Italian heritage (or spouse that is Italian) to join. It holds events throughout the year for charities and high school scholarships. For more information, contact lodge president Gertrude Dorries at 321-286-6787 for more information.The American Legion Post 10The American Legion Post, Kissimmee, will hold the following events: Tuesdays: Karaoke from noon to 4 p.m. with food served. Friday: Bingo at 5:30 p.m. Seafood dinner served every Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday: Jan. 5 breakfast will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. Full course dinner every Saturday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Music by local bands and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Sunday: Bingo every Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.VFW Post 3227 eventsThe following events will be taking place at VFW Post 3227, 915 New York Ave., St. Cloud: Bingo every Wednesday. Early bird begins at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo will begin at 7 p.m. Post 3227 will be sponsoring a rummage sale and flea market Friday, March 15, and Saturday, March 16, at VFW Post 3227, 915 New York Ave., St. Cloud. Indoor tables will be available for rental for $15 per table, cost covers both days. Outdoor spaces will be $10 per space for both days. You will need to furnish your own table. Call or stop by the post to reserve your table. For more information call 407-892-6761.GriefShare groupThe GriefShare recovery and support group meets at First Baptist Church of St. Cloud, 1717 13th Street, St. Cloud, Thursday evenings from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A second location for meetings is at the Village Church at Good Samaritan Village, 1441 Hoeger Circle, Kissimmee, Friday mornings from 10 to 11:30 a.m. GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. Seminar sessions such as, The Journey of Grief will be offered. This 13-week session is open to people of all faiths who have suffered the loss of a loved one For more information, contact Nancy Boss at 407873-1067, or email bossdn1@ yahoo.com.Tobacco-free meetingInterested in making a difference within your community by promoting tobacco-free and healthy lifestyles? Join the partnership. The mission of the Osceola County Tobacco Prevention Partnership is to promote a tobacco-free environment for Osceola County r esidents and visitors. The partnership meets once a quarter and participates in a variety of community events. There is no cost to attend the meeting and new members are always welcome. The next meeting will be Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Osceola County H ealth Department, 1875 Boggy Creek Road, Kissimmee. For more information, contact Monifa Charles at 407-343-2170.Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrationA Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration will be Tuesday starting at 7 p.m. The celebration will be at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St. A buffet will follow the anniversary program, guests are asked to bring a dish to share. The night will finish with the music of the Osceola Community Orchestra. For more information, contact John Dutt at 407-7441700. 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Page B6, CommunityContinued from Page B5 older to our Monday evening rehearsals at 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. For more information, contact Bill Lauer at 407-8925011.DARThe Joshua Stevens Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution meetings are held the second Saturday of each month. The group welcomes visitors. Anyone interested in learning more about DAR or need help in searching for possible family members who fought in the war, contact Jan at 407-846-0676 or Carole at 407-846-1992 for more information.Volunteers neededThe Osceola County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to greet and give tours to guests at the Pioneer Village. Join the society in educating the community and visitors to what life was like in Osceola County during the late 1800s. Anyone who can spare one to three hours per week can be a volunteer in any number roles with our organization, from greeters and tour guides, to office help or grounds keepers. Training provided for all roles. To explore the possibilities, call volunteer coordinator Juana Kelly at 407-396-8644 or email questions to juana@ osceolahistory.org. Visit the website at Osceolahistory.org.Tai chi and qigong (Chinese yoga)Tai Chi and qigong (Chinese yoga) classes being offered by Madame Wu Tuesdays from 1 to 2 p.m. at the St. Cloud Senior Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud, and Wednesdays from 5 to 6 p.m., at the Barne y Veal Center, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. All classes taught by donation. For more information, call Madame Wu at 407-738-7001. The St. Cloud Line Dance Club The St. Cloud Line Dance Club, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud, meets: Monday, novice (2-2:30 p.m.); beginner 2:30-3 p.m.); intermediate (3-5 p.m.). Thursday, novice (5:306 p.m.); beginner (6-7 p.m.); intermediate (7-9 p.m.). Its a $1 donation for the day. Call Glenda Brown at 407-744-3892 for more information.Heel and Toe Square Dance Club Come and dance with the Heel and Toe Western Square Dance Club Monday nights at The Annex, 702 Indiana Ave., St. Cloud. Admission is $5 per person. Dances begin at 7 p.m. Traditional square dance attire is optional. The caller is nationally known caller Bill Boyd, editor and publisher of Bow and Swing magazine. Call Paul and Ellen at 407-931-1688 (home) or 407-319-0790 (cell) for more information. Osceola County Camera ClubThe Osceola County Camera Club invites anyone interested in taking photographs and having a good time to attend the clubs twice-monthly meetings. The club will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Osceola Center for the Arts in the Edward Moore Studio at 7 p.m. For more information, visit the website at www.osceola countycameraclub.com or the clubs Facebook page at http://bit.ly/ackyi7. One Word At A TimeIf you are an aspiring writer or a published author, join One Word At A Time. Its motto is writers helping writers. It offers education, critique, networking and support to adult fiction writers. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. at Susans Courtside Cafe, 18 S. Orlando Ave, in Kissimmee. For more information, email Randy Austin at flenviro@ gmail.com.. St. Cloud Senior CenterMonday night: Social dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in Hall A. Live band all Mondays, all year, but is subject to hall maintenance scheduling. A donation of $3 per person is requested. Saturday Night: Country dance from 7 to 10 p.m. in Hall A. Live bands November through April; a donation of $3 per person is requested. Other months, music will be by DJ and admission is free. All ages are welcome. Line Dancing Smith N Western Advanced Line Dance Club meets at the St. Cloud Senior Center on Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. in Hall A. Lessons and open dance. Basic knowledge of line dance steps is required. All ages welcome. There is a $2 donation is requested. Call instructor Gail Smith at 407-408-5039.A St. Cloud Garden ClubThe St. Cloud Garden Club will meet on the second Saturday of each month from October to May at 11:30 a.m. at the St. Cloud Senior Center on 17th Street. Its a pot luck lunch, members should contribute. The topics covered will be information on vegetable plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. There also will be exhibits of live plants and flower arrangements. For more information, call 407-870-0671. Greyhound adoptionsThe public is invited to come every third Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pet Supermarket, 2924 13th St., St. Cloud, 407-498-0929, located one mile east of Walmart, to meet retired racing greyhounds ready for adoption. These are mature, adult dogs and they transition very easily into homes. Most get along great with other dogs and children and many are cat friendly, as well. Get to know the dogs and speak with local greyhound owners. For more information call Gods Greyts Greyhound Group at 407-578-7496 or go to www.godsgreyts.com.OSCAR ToastmastersOSCAR Toastmasters meets every Monday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Osceola County Realtors Association training room, 105 Shady Lane, Kissimmee. You do not need to be a Realtor to join group to hone your speaking skills. For more information, contact Betty Dobbie at 407846-4500.The N.E., N.Y. N.J. ClubThe New England, New York, and New Jersey club meet the third Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center, hall B, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud, (through April). Bring a pot luck dish and utensils. For more information, call 407-957-3952. 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 See Community, page B-7 ObituariesFor daily obituaries and services please visit our Website: www.aroundosceola.comWHALEN Mr. Miles Cameron (Ball) Whalen, 25, of St. Cloud, FL. passed away Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at Orlando Regional Medical Center in Orlando, FL. Miles was born in Kissimmee, Florida on March 1, 1987, to Michael W. Ball and Laurie J. Whalen. He loved all outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing and camping. He worked as an auto detailer. Survivors include his mother, Laurie J. Whalen of St. Cloud, FL; his father, Michael W. Ball of St. Cloud, FL; his daughter, Camile Henderson of Orlando, FL; his maternal grandmother, Toni H. Miller of St. Cloud, FL; paternal grandfather, Noble J. Ball of Strawberry Plains, TN; maternal grandfather, Nick Petro of St. Cloud, FL; an uncle, Michael J. Petro of St. Cloud, FL; an aunt, Rose A. Pietsch of Orlando, FL; an aunt, Terry L. Bowen of Strawberry Plains, TN; along with numerous cousins. A Celebration Of Life service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 16th, 2013 at Osceola Memory Gardens, 2000 Thirteenth St., St. Cloud, FL with the family receiving friends on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the artful care of Osceola Memory Gardens, 2000 Thirteenth Street, St. Cloud, FL 34769. (407)957-2511 www.OsceolaMemGds.com YES! 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Saturday, February 16, 2013 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B7 CommunityContinued from Page B-6 always local musicians and artists as well as raffles and door prizes and many other activities throughout the downtown business district. Frances Kirby Smith 22 Chapter, Order of Confederate RoseThe Frances Kirby Smith 22 Chapter, Order of Confederate Rose is an independent support group to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and local camps thereof. It is nonprofit, nonracial, nonpolitical and nonsectarian. Confederate ancestry is not required for membership. It assists SCV with its historical, educational, benevolent and social functions. Special emphasis is placed on the preservation of Confederate symbols. The meetings are held the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial Library, Barbara Thornton Room, in St. Cloud. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.orgOsceola County Support Group for Mental Illness Osceola County Support Group for Mental Illness is a free anonymous support group for bi-polar, depression, anxiety disorders, their families and friends. It meets every Monday evening at the Veterans Memorial Library, 810 13th St., St. Cloud, second floor in the Barbara U. Thornton Room from 7 to 8:30 p.m.. For more information, call (day) 407847-7420, 407-745-9416 or (night) 407-892-9272. In Step with the SpiritThe In Step With the Spirit organization, a Christ-centered recovery group for alcohol and drugs, meets 6:30 to 7:30 Thursdays at the Osceola Christian Ministry Center, 700 Union St., Kissimmee. For more information, call Richard Burton at 407-9449968. 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 Horseshoe ClubThe St. Cloud Horseshoe Club invites everyone to join the group. The horseshoe pits ar e located between the St. Cloud Civic Center and the St. Cloud Senior Center on 17th Street. The 2012-13 tournament schedule is Feb. 9, 2013, March 9, 2013 and April 13, 2013. Members of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association (NHPA) and of the Florida State Horseshoe Pitchers Association (FLSHPA) can qualify to pitch at the tournaments. Tournament director Vickie Marteney may be contacted at 321-297-1802. More information is available at the NHPA website. The clubs practice sessions contacts are: John Grayson at 407-873-8240 and Tom at 321-443-6871. 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