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By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Some local homeless advocates plan to implement strategies plucked from a national conference to tackle the local problem. Director of Impact Homelessness Osceola Vicki Kilroy, Community Vision Executive Director Donna Sines and others from the Impact Homelessness Osceola Task Force attended the 2014 National Conference to End Homelessness on July 29-31. ey came back with a better picture of homelessness in the U.S. and strategies to begin reducing those numbers as soon as possible. Housing was the primary topic covered during the three-day conference, said Sines, especially housing for homeless veterans. With the research and strategies Sheris Oce, city police to host gun exchanges, A-2 Winkler, Victor lead All-County boys track Hip Hop legends are in townPage A-6 Index:Page A4 ...................................... Editorial Page A6 ........................................... Sports Page B4 ................................Community Page B5 ................................... Obituaries Page C9.....................................Diversions Page C1 .....................................Classied Page C3 ...........................................LegalsSt. Cloud swimming area closed after gator attack See page A-5e 9-year-old boy was listed in stable condition aer suering three supercial bites. Serving Kissimmee, St. Cloud, Celebration, Poinciana, Harmony, Narcoossee, BVL Page B-1Saturday Edition By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer Seeing a neighbors child lying face down in an uncovered septic tank was enough for Kissimmee residents Edwin Pagan and Luis Rodriguez-Durand to spring into action and ultimately save the childs life. Kissimmee Police Department recognized their heroic efforts with the KPD Citizens Award during Tuesdays Kissimmee City Commission meeting. On April 24 at the Bermuda Mobile Home Park in Kissimmee, a 2-year-old boy stepped on an unsecured plastic septic tank cover and fell head first into the sewage. Hearing screams from the childs babysitter, both Durand and Pagan ran out of their homes. With Pagan holding Durands feet, Durand dove head first into the tank and both pulled the boy out. They immediately began to perform CPR and brought him back to consciousness just as the fire department and police arrived. Instead of looking around not taking action, he just dives in, literally, calls for help, gets a buddy, and, because of their actions, we saved the life of a child. I think it speaks volumes about the type of citizens we have in our community. I cant express enough of an appreciation, said Kissimmee Police Department Chief Lee Massie. Pagan, who was the first to arrive, was eating dinner in his home when his wife alerted him to the screams. Durand was in his home working on a memorial photo for a friend who passed away that day when he also heard screams outside. After pulling the boy out, they noticed that he was completely unresponsive, and both were afraid that they came too late. Residents awarded for rescuing boy, 2, from drowning News-Gazette Photo/Marc CleryFrom left, Kissimmee Police Cpl. Bruce Connors, Luis Rodriguez-Durand, Edwin R. Pagan and Kissimmee Police Chief Lee Massie at Kissimmee City Hall on Tuesday. Durand and Pagan were given the Citizens Award by the Kissimmee Police Department after saving the life of a 2-year-old boy. Hunting for a gatorNews-Gazette Photo/Marc CleryTrapper Byron Elsebough looks for the alligator that attacked a 9-year-old boy at the St. Cloud lakefront on Tuesday. The swimming areas have been closed until further notice. By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Early voting for the Aug. 26 primary election will begin Monday at 9 a.m. at six sites around the county. In addition to the Osceola County Supervisor of Elections office (2509 E. U.S. Highway 192), voters can cast their ballot at any of the other locations. The branch libraries in downtown Kissimmee (Hart Memorial Library, 211 E. Dakin Ave.), Poinciana (101 N. Doverplum Ave.) and Celebration (305 Campus St.), the Robert Guevara Community Center in Buenaventura Lakes (501 Florida Parkway) and the St. Cloud Senior Center Annex (702 Indiana Ave.) are early voting sites. We have early voting sites located conveniently around the county. A voter can vote at any early voting site no matter where they live, Osceola County Supervisor of Elections Mary Jane Arrington said. In addition to races Early voting begins MondaySee Voting, page A-2 National conference gives Impact Homelessness jump-start on housingSee Housing, page A-3 By Ken Jackson Staff Writer Rich Collins, Osceola Countys director of emergency management the last two years, has le the county to take the same job with Sarasota County. Bob King, who spent 10 years as the Kissimmee Fire Department chief before retiring last year, will take over Collins role for the remainder of 2014, allowing the county to do a thorough search for a new full-time manager. Collins said he made the change when one of his three children was accepted to a ne arts school in Sarasota. I thought, maybe something will present itself down there and we can be down there with her, and right around that time the Sarasota job was advertised, he said. I applied and then I got a call I was on the short list, then I got a call to be interviewed. Collins began the job, which includes overseeing fire, emergency management, beach patrol and communication oper ations, Monday. He fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Mike Tobias, who assisted the selection process. We are pleased to welcome Rich and his family to Sarasota County, said Tom Harmer, Sarasota County administrator. Were confident that Rich will do a great job leading our Emergency Services team here. Before leaving, Collins was the guest of honor at a going away party Friday at the countys emergency operations headquarters, where he received a fond farewell from firefighters, law enforcement and other county employees. ere are many, many people here who will be missed and I have great memories to take with me, Collins said. Weve put together a great sta here. I leave this department in the well-trained hands of Bob. Collins had been employed by Osceola County since August 2005. He became the countys re chief in April 2008 and assumed the combined role as emergency management director and re chief in September 2011. e county shied him solely to emergency services in June 2012, when Bob Sorensen was County director of emergency management leaves post News-Gazette Photo/Marc CleryOutgoing Osceola County Emergency Management Director, Rich Collins, left, jokes with St. Clouds emergency manager Bill Johnston during going away party at EOC Building near Kissimmee on Aug. 1. See Residents, page A-3 See Director, page A-3
Page A2, at the state and federal level that have more than one candidate from each major party vying for their partys nomination in the general election, three Osceola County School Board seats and two Kissimmee City Commission positions, both non-partisan, are up for grabs beginning Monday and ending on Aug. 26. For School Board, incumbent Jay Wheeler faces Leah Carius in district 1, Barbara Horn defends her district 4 seat against Clarence Thacker and Ricky Booth, Wade Davis, Lynn Dower and Linda Olivierio vie for the district 5 seat being vacated by Tom Long. In Kissimmee, incumbent Wanda Rentas faces Jim Fisher and German Taveras for seat 2, and a four-way race for seat 4 ensues between Carmelo Garcia, Jerry Gemskie, Khorshed Hossain and Art Otero. If the top candidate does not garner 50 percent plus one vote, the top two challengers will square off in the General Election on Nov. 4. Additionally, three Republicans (incumbent John Quiones, David Garcia, Julius Melendez) and two Democrats (Viviana Janer, Romuald Jose Leydon) are in the primary for the district 2 Osceola County Commission seat. St. Cloud will hold races for two City Council seats in November. By Ken Jackson Staff Writer For the seventh year, the Osceola County Sheris Oce and the Kissimmee Police Department are giving local residents an incentive to take up their unwanted rearms in order to keep them out of the wrong hands on ursday. e Sheris annual Gas for Guns program will be at Osceola Heritage Park from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents who trade their guns will receive a $50 gas card. KPD will hold its Kicks 4 Guns program at the same time in the K-Mart parking lot at 2211 W. Vine St. in Kissimmee. Residents will get $50 Wal-Mart or Target gi cards in exchange for their weapons. ese rearms exchSome residents may have received mailers sent out by a certain candidate that bears the Osceola News-Gazette logo. These mailers are NOT endorsements of candidates by the newspapers editorial staff. The NewsGazettes editorial staff has made the decision that the newspaper would not endorse candidates. The Osceola News-Gazette has not given approval for any candidate to use its logo and it will not endorse any candidates this year. Osceola News-Gazette not endorsing any candidates Sheris Oce, Kissimmee police hosting Gas for GunsVotingContinued from Page A-1 File PhotoThe Osceola County Sheriffs Ofce and the Kissimmee Police Department will participate in the Gas for Guns initiative Thursday. Residents can turn in their unwanted guns for a $50 gas card with no questions asked.See Guns, page A-5 080914.SNG 072614.SNG PUBLIC NOTICECANVASSING BOARD MEETINGSCanvassing of Absentee Ballots will be conducted at the Supervisor of Elections ballots will be opened and processed but tabulation results will not be released Mary Jane Arrington Osceola County Supervisor of Elections 2509 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy. Kissimmee, FL 34744 407.742.6000 www.voteosceola.com 080914.SNG TUESDAY AUGUST 12th5:30pm to 8:30pmMeet the Political CandidatesDinner, Music, NetworkingSTRAW BALLOTCall 407.892.3671 for TicketsTickets are $15.00 each or 10 for $120.00Event held at the Osceola Council On Aging 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee& 080914.SNG
Saturday, August 9, 2014 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A3 Near-record electricity consumption this month by customers of Kissimmee Utility Authority will likely lead to higher power bills in the coming weeks. The recent heat wave combined with the lack of afternoon thunderstorms has forced air conditioners to work overtime, KUA officials stated in a press release. As temperatures rise, so does demand for air conditioning, said utility spokesman Chris Gent. Our customers have used 13 percent more electricity in July than they did in May. The utility came closest to its all-time power demand on July 24 when its system peak hit 326.4 megawatts (MW). KUAs all-time system peak is 338.8 MW set on Aug. 10, 2007. One megawatt is equivalent to the energy used by approximately 750 homes. Set the thermostat on the highest comfortable setting (KUA recommends 80 degrees). Raising the temperature just two degrees can reduce cooling costs by as much as 5 percent, KUA said. Performing CPR was a desperate last attempt to save the boys life. I was hoping, because I didnt see him breathing, I didnt see no movement of the chest or anything like that, said Durand. Pagan has been a neighbor and friend of the victims family for five years, and seeing their son almost drowning made him think of his own 2-year-old boy. He said that the memory of that day still gives him an adrenaline rush. Both men said they considered themselves lucky to be at the right place at the right time. I think if we havent gotten there any sooner, the septic tank would have just pushed him in and that would have been it, said Pagan. According to the Kissimmee Police Department report, when the fire department arrived, the child was flown to Arnold Palmer Hospital as a precaution. He has since fully recovered. named the re chief. Collins had just settled in when Tropical Storm Debby struck the state of Florida and dumped more than 3 inches of rain over two days on the county. He never had to preside over a major weather disaster like a hurricane, so he used his time to enhance the countys emergency plans. Daniel Tohorton, an EOC Emergency Management ocer, echoed the tone of many at Fridays get-together, calling the mood sad but happy about Collins departure. He said Collins was successful in Osceola County, and he will be successful in Sarasota County, because of the way he connects with people. I have learned a lot from him, Tohorton said. At some point everyone gets a one-on-one meeting with him to go over things and decide how to approach things if anything isnt being met or addressed, or point out what is working well. Not a lot of people will do that. During his retirement, King said that he has been consulting and teaching emergency management classes for the state. My name came up in conversations Rich had with the county if he were to leave, and Ive oered my services, he said. King had spent 10 years with KFD aer a long career in re services in Rochester, N.Y. so he oers familiarity with the area, important during the summer and fall when hurricanes and other severe weather could threaten. Within Osceola County, I know most of the players, and this time of year itd be hard to bring in someone new, especially if something were to impact the county, he said. is way the county wont have to rush out and go through the hiring process. Im comfortable with everyone here, Rich did a great job assembling and training those involved. Its up to me to stay the course through the end of the year. County Manager Don Fisher said sta would conduct a national search later in the year to nd a permanent replacement. Rich is a true professional, the best there is in emergency management. Were sad to see him go but feel secure in having Bob King work with us in the interim, he said. taken from the conference, the task force plans to release its own timetables and goals for housing within the next couple of months. While working simultaneously with action teams for the homeless, the task force will first calculate how many individuals are in need of housing, then form strategies to begin reducing that number. The task force is made up of business owners and community leaders who will work with local nonprofits to create funding to implement the strategies. One strategy is to work with area landlords to provide affordable and livable housing. They hone the process, so that people know who the homeless are and they do their outreach and help them get in, said Kilroy, talking about consultants that shared their strategy on housing. During the conference, Kilroy and Sines said that recent research showed that putting housing before services for the chronically homeless is the most cost-effective approach in keeping the population off the streets for the long term. By providing them with independent shelter, as well as a support team to help them, homeless individuals will be more likely to seek services on their own. This, combined with strategies other communities shared, gave both Kilroy and Sines inspiration to begin a housing plan specific to Osceola County, they said. Currently, the task force is still discussing different strategies for low-income housing. But, with builders, developers and Realtors in the Impact Homelessness housing action team, Sines projected that more lowincome housing will be available in the county within the next two years. 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Page A4, With his ap proval numbers sinking to 39 percent recently, according to the Gallup tracking poll, Presi dent Obama isnt alone in having a bad summer. So is Hollywood. Entertainment Weekly calls gross receipts for what should have been a blockbuster July 4-6 weekend downright terrifying. Writes EW, Not only were grosses down 45 percent from last years holiday, according to Boxocemojo. com, but it was Hollywoods worst July 4 weekend since 1999. (And thats not taking into account ination. In fact, this was the worst July-holiday weekend for ticket sales since the summer of Dragnet in 1987.) Arriving in theaters next week is a lm that could reverse the trend. Its called e Giver, based on the bestselling novel by Lois Lowry, which won the 1994 Newbery Medal. e lm has an A-list cast, comprised of Meryl Streep, Je Bridges, Katie Holmes and Taylor Swi. For those unfamiliar with the book, the storyline depicts what occurs when a society deliberately destroys its social and moral foundations for a higher purpose. It is Brave New World meets e Matrix with a dash of e Stepford Wives thrown in. In the lm, a teenage boy named Jonas (Hollywood aged the main characters for dramatic eect, they were younger in Lowrys book) is the main character through whom the story is told. Jonas lives in a futuristic society in which all war, hatred and pain have been expunged. Even prejudice has been eliminated. So has love. ere is no competition and everyone looks and acts alike. Apologies abound (as do acceptances of apologies) to the point of insincerity. When a child reaches age 16, he or she is assigned a job. Spouses are assigned and couples are allowed just two children. ey are born to Birthmothers who never see them, and spend their rst year in something called a Nurturing Center with other babies, or newchildren. e website Sparknotes expands on the plot: When their children are grown, family units dissolve and adults live together with Childless Adults until they are too old to function in the society. en they spend their last years being cared for in the House of the Old until they are nally released from the society. Released is a euphemism for euthanasia. e Giver, played by Je Bridges, is the keeper of memories. He remembers a time when people loved, were ambitious and enjoyed personal freedom. He passes along those memories to Jonas, who bravely rediscovers his humanity with all its aws and joys. All movies have a message. e Giver has a message for contemporary American culture. As we have thrown o all restraint, individualized morality and considered every idea as having equal value, e Giver shows where this could ultimately lead. I was skeptical when I rst heard about the lm because it is distributed by e Weinstein Company, run by brothers Bob and Harvey (Harvey is a big Obama supporter), but became less so when I learned that Walden Media produced it. Walden Media, an entertainment company that specializes in familyoriented material, gave us the Oscar-winning Ray and e Chronicles of Narnia series. At the end of e Matrix, Neo says: I didnt come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how this is going to begin. Now, Im going to hang up this phone, and Im going to show these people what you dont want them to see. Im going to show them a world without you ... a world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries, a world where anything is possible. e Giver echoes a similar theme. It is entertaining, but also instructive. Its time to seriously think about where were headed. e Giver shows us in ways few movies do. Readers may email Cal omas at tcaeditors@ tribune.com. Israel regrets every injury to civilians. I call on the residents of Gaza: Dont stay there. Hamas wants you to die, we want you to be safe. is is Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as quoted in the Jewish Daily Forward, cleansing the nations collective conscience. Is it really that easy to sweep away the moral sting of violent action? A captive population is being pummeled with missiles. Well over 500 Palestinians have died so far in Operation Protective Edge, threequarters of them civilians and, of course, many of them children. But we want you to be safe and wish we didnt have to do this. Netanyahu, pushed into a public relations corner by global sympathy for the Palestinians, also made this slightly more cynical, less regret-tinged comment: ey want to pile up as many civilian dead as they can. ey use telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause. ey want the more dead, the better. Glenn Greenwald compared this remark to a 1941 comment by Joseph Goebbels, belittling the Jews for plucking the sympathy strings of sohearted Germans: One suddenly has the impression, the Nazi propaganda minister wrote, that the Berlin Jewish population consists only of little babies whose childish helplessness might move us, or else fragile old ladies. Violence begets violence in a never-ending cycle. And violence is almost always perpetrated against the powerless. e perpetrators have interests at stake but almost nothing to lose. Bombing a civilian population is the moral equivalent of torture. is is the story of Western civilization; its the story of progress. On and on it goes. Writer Naomi Klein, who is JewishAmerican, put it this way when she spoke in Israel in 2009, according to Haaretz: e debate boils down to the question: Never again to everyone, or never again to us? Nations arent formed around the rst possibility, which requires an evolutionary leap we havent made as a species: to build collective structures that honor the whole of humanity. Nations require enemies. Last week, writing about nationalism, I quoted historian Michael Howard, who wrote: From the very beginning, the principle of nationalism was almost indissolubly linked, both in theory and practice, with the idea of war. Israel is the contemporary poster child of this principle. In an open letter addressed to the United Nations and the nations of the world, 64 public gures among them, seven Nobel Peace Prize recipients called for an arms embargo against Israel, whose ability to launch such devastating attacks with impunity largely stems from the vast international military cooperation and trade that it maintains with complicit governments across the world. is is the hegemonic complicity, one might say, that rules the world. Richard Falk, former U.N. special rapporteur on Palestinian human rights, called it accountability for enemies of the West, impunity for the West and its friends. He went on: Such double standards highlight the tensions between law and justice. ere is currently no greater beneciary of this deformed political culture of impunity than the political leadership and military command structure of Israel. e most chilling sentences in the open letter signed by the Nobel laureates and others were these: Israels military technology is marketed as eld-tested and exported across the world. Military trade and joint military-related research relations with Israel embolden Israeli impunity in committing grave violations of international law and facilitate the entrenchment of Israels system of occupation, colonization and systematic denial of Palestinian rights. Field-tested? eres more going on here than alleged self-defense, or even the pursuit of territorial interests. is is about business. Israel is one of the worlds leading arms exporters, ranking number six globally in 2012, behind the United States, Russia and France. Britain and Germany, according to IHS Janes Defense Weekly. Periodically bombing the Gaza Strip is apparently the way it eld-tests its weapons and maintains a position of global respect among the international war-mongering and moneyed classes which own the world, or at least act like they do. Indeed, Israeli journalist Yotam Feldman is the director of a 2013 documentary called e Lab, which asserts that the occupied territories, whatever else they are, have become a lab for testing and showcasing Israels weapons systems. eres such a thing as self-defense, but theres no such thing as a principled, or legitimate, war. Murder is always murder: a zero-sum game of winning and losing through sheer violent domination. As individuals, we can look at the carnage that our own and other governments wreak and cry, from the depth of our souls, Never again. When we band together in armed groups, we link in fear and hatred and cheapen our salvation. Never again to us (and only us) is a battle cry of the lost, guaranteeing perpetual war and everyones ultimate demise even the proteers. Robert Koehler is an award-winning, Chicago-based journalist and nationally syndicated writer. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit his website at commonwonders.com or listen to him at Voices of Peace radio. Robert KoehlerTribune Media When school opens in just over a week, the word new will have a resonance when the new school year starts at Osceola High School. OHS has a new principal, Edward Jones, and two new assistant principals, but more important to the 2,500 or so students at the school, they will have a new schedule with seven 45-minute class periods rather than four 90-minute blocks. In the block schedule, as its been known for the decade-plus it has been place at OHS, students took four classes in the first semester, then four different ones in the second semester, making it possible to earn eight full credits each year. But the change back to seven periods, school officials said, comes because the states graduation and assessment requirements changed on May 30, and end-of-course assessments will be given from April 20-May 15, about four months after those first semester classes would end. The change sparked big debate from school parents, students and at least one School Board member. The OHS parents and students were concerned the change wasnt made public until the middle of the summer, after many students and most seniors had put together their 2014-15 schedules. Among the things Jones said at parents meeting at the school: the state didnt set the testing dates until June 30; any upperclass student who has a conflict with needing graduation requirements met will have a schedule by the 18th that meets their needs, programs like Valencia College dual enrollment or OHS certified nursing track will be fully available; that the new schedule will hopefully address the schools low testing scores in comparison to the rest of the county; and if all the end-of-course assessments werent scheduled at the end of the year, the block schedule would have remained intact. The states delay in releasing the assessment schedule was poor planning. And if you believe that poor planning on Tallahassees part should not constitute an emergency on the School Board and Osceola Highs part, then maybe the best course of action was to put off the schedule change until next year, and spend this coming school year preparing for it. But, if better achievement scores are a result of the change, then it becomes worthwhile, despite the disruption. Submit letters to the editor to Osceola NewsGazette, 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 include the name, address and daytime phone number of the writer for verication purposes. e News-Gazette will not publish the writers phone number. Letters to the editor are published on ursdays and Saturdays. If you have any questions about letters to the editor or the Opinion page, contact Editor Brian McBride at 321-402-0436. Email at email@example.com. Our view Got a gripe? 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Pub lisher will not be liable for any errors in advertising to a greater extent than the cost of the space occupied by the error, and accepts responsibility only for an error in the Their view www.aroundosceola.comGo to: OPINIONOPINION OPINIONOPINION Year 118 No. 69 PublisherMATT PLOCHAEditorBRIAN McBRIDESports EditorRICK PEDONELifestyles EditorPETER COVINOCirculation ManagerKATHY BECKHAMProduction ManagerSTEVE KRAUSChief PhotographerMARC CLERYArt DirectorJERRY TESTA Never again to us: Israels battle cry? Cal ThomasTribune Media Lowrys e Giver a portent of what might be
Saturday, August 9, 2014 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A5 By Tiffanie Reynolds Staff Writer An alligator attacked a 9-year-old boy at the St. Cloud Lakefront early ursday aernoon, causing the city to close the lakefronts swimming areas until further notice. e attacked happened around 2:30 p.m. on ursday. e boy jumped o his bike and decided to swim in a nonswimming area of East Lake Tohopekaliga, according to a city of St. Cloud press release. Responders to the scene reported that the boy suered three supercial bites, and was airlied to Arnold Palmer Hospital. He was reported to be in stable condition. Alligator trapper Byron Elsebough said that he was out until 10:30 p.m. ursday night but had not yet found the gator at press time Friday morning. He only had the bite marks and a broken tooth on the boy to positively identify the gator that attacked. He couldnt identify the specic size of the gator, but said that many of the reptiles in the lake are between 8 to 10 feet long. I try to take them alive anyway, but if we can bring him alive and see if he has a broken tooth, it would be easier to say yes, this is denitely the gator, or no, its not, said Elsebough. He will be bringing a team out with him to try to trap and identify the gator. He believed that the right gator would be trapped before the end of the weekend.St. Cloud lakefront swimming areas closed aer gator attackanges will be completely anonymous with no questions asked. e gi cards are purchased with proceeds from the forfeiture funds, money seized by law enforcement connected with a felony crime. e goal is to encourage citizens to turn in unwanted rearms to remove them from our community, Osceola County Sheri Bob Hansell said in a release about the event. is is a great opportunity to get rid of unwanted rearms in a safe manner, said KPD Police Chief Lee Massie. ose who participate in the event are asked to unload the guns and seal them in a plastic bag. When they drive up they must stay in their vehicle and a law enforcement ocer will remove and secure the weapons. All rearms should be unloaded and safely secured in the trunk of the car. ose who cannot attend ursday but have guns they wish to exchange can arrange for Sheris personnel to pick up their guns by calling 407-348-1110. In the previous six years, the Sheris Oce collected more than 700 weapons, and KPD has collected 333 guns.GunsContinued from Page A-2 Do you have Osceola County news?If you have news that you would like to share with the Osceola News-Gazette, contact Editor Brian McBride at 321-402-0436. You may fax information to the newspaper at 407-846-8516 or email it to email@example.com or news@osceolanews gazette.com. News-Gazette Photo/Marc CleryTrapper Byron Elsebough, right, and his son, Joe, search for a alligator that bit a 9-year-old boy in East Lake Tohopekaligas Lakefront Park in St. Cloud on Thursday. Paid political advertisement, paid for and approved by Jay Wheeler campaign for Osceola County School Board/District One Non-Partisan. Approved by Jay Wheeler.080914.SNGFrom Osceola High School Principal Gary Preisser (2008-2011) RE: Jay Wheeler From 2008-2011 I was Principal at Osceola High School. Jay Wheeler and I got to know each other because he was mentoring an OHS student throughout her Osceola High School career. Almost every week during the school year Jay Wheeler was on campus at OHS. During this time the Osceola School Board was planning a total re-build of the Osceola High School Campus. If OHS needed something from the Board or I needed a Board perspective I knew that Jay would stop by either on his way in or his way out of OHS, and we could talk openly about it. On more than one occasion we ended up talking while monitoring class changes, or during lunch duty in the cafeteria. 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Page A6, A dynamic duo Go to: www.aroundosceola.com I received word last week that Coach Perry Moss was not doing well. His son Les called to let me know. And now the old coach was dying and I knew that I both wanted and needed to go pay my respects. I met Perry in the summer of 1993 when I was hired as public relations director of the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. Perry was in his third season as head coach and general manager. We ended up working together for the next ve years, until new management came on board and decided to make a coaching switch aer the 1997 season. e new owners announced it as a retirement, but those in the know took it for what it was a ring. It came despite the fact that Coach Moss had led the Predators to three championship games in seven seasons and had one of the best winning percentages in AFL history. In typical fashion, Perry would not let it get the best of him. One thing about this business, if you get hired, you are going to get red, Moss told me back in 1997. Ive been fortunate to never have gone too long without a football job, and if I decide to continue, something will come up. As he dried in and out of consciousness, I began to think back about what I knew about the man and his career. It was a football life that spanned more than 60 years and seven decades as a player and coach. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Aug. 4, 1926, Moss began his college career at the University of Tulsa where he was the starting tailback on the Golden Hurricanes 1945 Orange Bowl championship team. He served a two-year stint in the United States Air Force before enrolling at the University of Illinois, where he was the teams starting quarterback. When he engineered a 45-14 win over UCLA in 1947 Rose Bowl, Moss became the rst player in NCAA history to lead two dierent colleges to New Years Day bowl wins. He was selected to various All-America teams in all three seasons of eligibility. He would go on to play one season in the National Football League, but his attention quickly turned to coaching. His resume included more than 25 coaching jobs. Perry once told Alan Robinson of the Associated Press that there werent many pro football leagues out there that he had not called home at one time or another. At least the ones he was aware of. at was the understatement of the century. Moss was an assistant coach with Green Bay, Chicago and Bualo in the NFL and AFL (prior to the merger). He was both a head and assistant coach in the Canadian Football League. He coached in the World Football League, the United States Football League, the European Football League, the Continental Football League and the American Football Association. In colleges, Perry had stops at Miami (Fla.), LSU, Washington, Wisconsin and UCF. At Miami, he also spent one season as its head baseball coach going 15-7. Few people remember that he spent one season as head coach at both Florida State (1959) and Marshall (1968). Taking over a woeful Marshall team, he recruited a stellar class that recorded a perfect freshman season in 1968 (First-year players were not eligible for varsity football then.) But, a losing regular season combined with some NCAA irregularities resulted in Moss dismissal aer one season. e next year brought the plane disaster, when most of the team was lost in a crash. at catastrophe was later recreated in the movie, We Are Marshall. ats something Perry never liked talking about, Les once told me. at was his team and those were his players. He truly believed that they were destined for greatness. It was in the Arena Football League that Moss found his greatest success. He was part of a select few consultants, advisors and coaches who sat down with AFL founder Jim Foster in 1986 and gured out how you could play tackle football on a eld just one-quarter the size of the outdoor game. Moss helped write the rules of Arena Football and coached Chicago, taking that team to the leagues rst championship game. Two years later, Moss took over the Detroit Drive and led them to an ArenaBowl championship. When the AFL gave an expansion team to Orlando prior to the 1991 season, Moss who always made Central Florida his o-season home became the teams rst head coach. Overall, Moss was 75-28-1 in nine seasons in the AFL. at total still ranks eighth on the leagues all-time coaching wins list and his .726 winning percentage is the second-best percentage in league history, rst among coaches with three or more seasons. His 11 postseason wins still rank h best in league history. His overall record, including playo games, stands at 86-35-1. He was a member of not one but four Hall of Fames and the AFL Coach of the Year award is named aer him aer he won it three times. How does one last as a coach for 60 years? Moss had a very simple but eective system: Find good players. I cant recall the number of times I heard Perry tell a reporter, a fellow coach or fans that, You can work as hard as you want and you can be the smartest coach of all time, but if you dont have the players, you are not going to win. He also had a unique ability to adapt. Ive coached with and against some of the greatest of all time and that included (Don) Shula, (George) Allen and (Bear) Bryant and I think Ive learned a little about the game, Moss said in the J. Daniel PearsonUnder the Bobber Ex-Preds coach will be missed A SPORTS COLUMNSee Column, page A-7 By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette Sometimes a body of work means a lot more than the results of one event or a championship. In the case of Celebration High Schools Jhonny Victor, that certainly applies. Although the recently graduated Storm athlete did not win a state championship in his best event, the high jump, Victors overall performance certainly merits his selection as the Osceola Gazettes Track Athlete of the Year an award he sh ares with Libertys Justin Winkler. Victor was ranked 20th in the nation in the high jump this year. Prior to the state championship meet, Victor was undefeated in the event. Starting with a season opening win at the Gateway Panthers Classic, Victor would go on to take rst place in 10 consecutive meets. Highlights of his season included a school-record 6-10 eort at the St. Cloud Invitational; a rst place in the Walt Disney World Track and Field Open and wins at the Orange Belt Conference Championship (6-6), the Pepsi Florida Relays (6-8) and both the 4A District 5 (6-8) and 4A Region 2 (6-8) championships. His 6-10 jump at St. Cloud was the best of the year in Florida for all classes. On a wet track at the 4A state meet, Victor lost his footing on his rst two attempts and ended up nishing third with a jump of 6-2. He actually slipped on his rst two attempts but ocials ruled it was an ocial attempt and would not allow a re-jump, Celebration Coach Corey Green said. It was a tough end aer dominating the event all season long. Even though the high jump was his best event, it was not the only one where Victor was dominant. He also competed in the long jump and the triple jump. In the long jump, Victor nished seventh at the Orange Belt Conference meet but he performed extremely well in winning both districts (22-6) and regionals (22-10.5). He would go on to nish 13th at the state meet, barely missing the nals with a jump of 20-3. He would nish the season ranked 22nd in the state for all classications. Victor also excelled in the triple jump. In 11 meets this season, he nished in the top four nine times and had a season-best jump of 45-2.75. at jump came at the regionals and was good for a second-place nish. He also nished second at districts and qualied for the state nals, nishing eighth overall. For the season, Victors resume includes an OBC All-County trackSee Victor, page A-8 Justin Winkler became the ultimate team player for Libertys Class 3A state championship 4x100 relay team.News-Gazette Photo/Donald LambStorms Victor takes the leap to FloridaCelebration high jumper Jhonny Victor celebrated his track grant to the University of Florida by doing the Gator Chomp.News-Gazette Photo/Donald Lamb Libertys Justin Winkler is a champ who led by example Athletes of the Year: Justin Winkler (LHS) Jhonny Victor (CHS)All-county team: St. Cloud: Jovane Parkinson, Kenny Aybar, Kendrick Calixte, Leo Nunez, Steven Overbay. Osceola: Carlos Becker, Nazayah Brown, Stephon Brown, Dashawn Glass, Traquel Hazley, Akiel Hamilton. Celebration: Alexis Escotto, Deionti Carrington. Liberty: Devarius Turner, Markel Brown, Josh Wilson, Rogelio Araiza, Timothy Caceres, Janavious Dawkins, Kyle Sharman, Gardy Joisil, Ryan Yarde. New Dimensions: Georges Chery. All-County boys track By J. Daniel Pearson For the News-Gazette To understand what type of athlete Libertys Justin Winkler is, you have to go back to back to the middle of the track season. Winkler was hounding his coaches to let him try the long jump. So, they did. Without any real training or getting his marks down, Winkler soared close to 20 feet. Now fast forward to the district track meet, where Winkler was entered in the long jump along with Markel Brown, the teams best shot at scoring in the event at states. Brown had struggled and had put up a best mark of 1910. Winkler had scratched on his rst two attempts. Coach Robert Pauley picks up the story from there: Our team goal was to challenge for the state title and I knew if Justin were to hit a good nal jump, it would keep Markel from qualifying for the district nals. I quickly went up to Justin and whispered that I needed him to scratch in his nal attempt. He didnt ask why, he just said if that is what you want me to do, I will do it. He then went down the runway as fast as he could and ran See Winkler, page A-7
Saturday, August 9, 2014 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page A7 Sports briefsWinklerContinued from Page A-6through the pit. When his teammates asked him what he was doing, he said he was doing what the coaches asked him to do. Pauley said that it was one of the most unselsh acts he has ever witnessed. When I explained to him why I needed him to scratch he was absolutely okay with it, Pauley said. ere is no question in my mind he could have hit a 20 foot jump but it would have knocked Markel out of the district nals and would have ruined any chance we had at scoring points in the event at regionals and states. Brown hit a 23-foot jump in the nals to advance to regionals. It would probably not have happened if Justin was not willing to take a bullet for the team, Pauley added. Winklers unselsh act, as well as his playing a major role in Libertys Class 3A state championship 4 x 100 meter relay, is why he is the Osceola Gazette Track Athlete of the Year an award he shares with Celebration high jumper Jhonny Victor. When polling the countys head coaches for player of the year, Pauley pushed hard for Winkler. I know it doesnt make a lot of sense to some people, Pauley said. But Justin is a true champion. He never complains, never questions his coaches decisions, does well in the classroom, and works extremely hard on the eld. A regular contributor in the sprints, Winkler was the lead leg of the schools record-setting relay team. Winkler and teammates Joshua Wilson, Kyle Sharman, and Devarius Turner ran a 41.33 in the 3A State Championships to claim Libertys rst-ever state championship. e time was just o the 41.2 school record the team had set earlier in the season at the Bob Hayes Invitational. at event was another example of Justin always buying into the team concept, Pauley said. e coaches decided to switch the legs around right before the meet and some of the guys complained. Not Justin though. He just said whatever you guys think is best. ey went out and shattered the school record. For the season, Winkler ran personal bests of 10.75 in the 100 and 22.24 in the 200. Pauley said that both marks were impressive considering that Winkler got faster each week of the season. He ran a 12 at in the rst meet of the season and just got better and better each week through hard work and determination, Pauley said. As for the future, Winkler has accepted a scholarship to the University of the Cumberlands in Kentucky where he will compete in both track and field and football for the Patriots. Perhaps it is telling that Winkler, who played both defensive back and running back for Liberty, has not given a lot of thought as to what position he will be playing in football or what events he will run in track. e coaches will gure it out when I get there, Winkler said. I just want to compete and help the teams wherever I am needed. Robinson article. And the most important thing I learned is the ability to adapt. I never tried to use the same things today that I used 10 years ago. Coach Moss was old school. He could be salty and he could be intimidating. But he also had a wickedly funny sense of humor and could tell stories. incredible football stories, that were as funny and interesting today as they were 50 years ago when they happened. Perry spent a lot of his coaching life in emerging or second tier leagues, but make no mistake about one thing. He was a football coach, and a really good one at that.ColumnCont. from Page A-6 Celebration fall baseballCelebration Little League is holding registration for its fall baseball program for children ages 4-16. Registation is available at Chick-Fil-A (6050 W. U.S. Hwy. 192) Aug. 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. e fee is $80 (except for the Challenger program). Guardians must provide proof of birthdate for each child and three documents proving residency, or one document supporting school enrollment. Practice begins in September. Registration also is available online at www. celebrationlittleleague.com.Celebration SmokeoutCelebration Golf Club will host the Summer Smokeout Barbeque Feast from 4 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23 with allyou-can-eat smoked ribs and wings, a pig roast, and a build your own brisket burger slider bar. Priced at $9.99 for adults and $6.99 for children under 10, the FEASTivities will also include live music. Proceeds will benet the Celebration High School Athletic Boosters. Tickets to the Smokeout will be available at Celebration Golf Clubs online store and can also be purchased the day of the event. Osceola, Polk & Orange Counties(407) 600-0013060714.SNG Publishing August 28th! St Cloud H.S. Good luck Johnny on a winning year! Love Mom & Dad Get a Spotlight ad for that special athlete this year!Actual Size House Ad Just $ 35! Just $ 35! Dont miss out on this special opportunity Call Today! 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Page A8, Celebration FC forms travel squad Victor Cont. from Page A-6championship, two district championships, two regional championships and two top eight nishes at the state meet. He was responsible for 6.5 of Celebrations 11.5 points as the Storm nished 17th in the state Class 4A standings. Without question, Jhonny is deserving of this honor, Green said. He was the only athlete from Osceola County to qualify for the state championships in three dierent events. He absolutely dominated the high jump this season and was ranked nationally in that event. He won district and regional championships in multiple events. Victor has signed a letter of intent to run track at the University of Florida, a national power that nished second in this years NCAA Championships. It was the school I always wanted to go to since I was young, Victor said. Coach Corey Green and Jhonny Victor discuss strategy at a meet last season. Green mentored Vic tor throughout his spectacular four-year career with the Storm track team.News-Gazette Photo/Donald LambCelebration FC Youth Soccer founders Lee Moore and Bob Bisnere are starting a travel league, to give the players more soccer exposure. Were a very, very good recreational league, Coach Geo Worth said. ats why Celebration FC was born. So the kids could play at a higher level. Worth, with over 40 years experience playing and coaching soccer both here and in his native England, is tasked with growing the new select teams. ey have started with a U13 team that has done very well. e Celebration Football Club (FC) played eight local teams and ended with a record of 6-1-1. It then entered the Orlando City Memorial Day tournament. We took them up there to give them experience more than anything else, Worth said. Out the ve games they played, they won four, made it to the nal and won the tournament. e team is currently waiting for admission into the Florida Youth Soccer Association for the fall season. is will enable it to play weekly league matches outside the community. Having beaten some of the best teams in the area initially proves that what we are doing with them is successful, Worth said. is gives them the opportunity to not just play in the travel league, but to get involved in professional play when they get old enough. Celebration Youth Soccer started with less than 100 players and now it has 350 participants. e league is lobbying for more elds in Celebration to handle an overow of players. WHATS THEFind Out August 14th BIG DEAL ? Facebook.com/BigDealFL 062114.SNG407-556-3904www.partytimeplayhouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org Summer Preschool for 1 to 5 Year Olds Starting June 9th-Aug. 15th Register Now ~ Space Is Limited*Meals Provided *4C Accepted *We Provide A Structured Environment *Before and After School Transportation & Care P reschool & D ay careFREE VPK for Four Year Olds 857 E. Irlo Bronson Hwy (US Hwy 192)Old Hickory Tree Crawford HYUNDAI SONATA 4-Door MONTE CARLO Sunroof LINCOLN TOWNCAR ULTIMATE 02 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE HYUNDAI TIBURON 4 Cyl, Gas Saver SUZUKI AERIO Gas Saver CHEVY Z28 T-Top LT1 BUICK PARK AVE LUXURY MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS GS TOYOTA CAMRY V6, Custom Wheels CHEVY SILVERADO Low Miles, Very Clean FORD EXCURSION Ent. Pkg 02 FORD EXCURSION XLT CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY Pwr Windows & Locks, Clean CHEVY SUBURBAN CHEVY EQUINOX 4-Door, Sunroof 407-498-3077 407-891-0777857 E. Irlo Bronson Hwy. (US Hwy. 192) St. Cloud, FL 34769Vehicles may no longer be available by the time this ad publishes. Some photos are used for art purposes only. See dealer for more info. *W.A.C. OLE RONNIE NEEDS THE MON EYLow Prices, Small Down Payments, and Small Weekly Payments. Why??? Because... let William help you get into the car you want at payments you can afford! SUBARU IMPREZA L AWD, Low Miles 080914.SNG FORD F150 Reg Cab Work Series 12 CLUB CAR GOLF CARTS 4 Seaters 30 day Layaway Available Travis help you get in to your new vehicle today. www.usedcarcompanyfl.com Buy It Here Pay It Here Youre OK With Us HOW DO MILLENNIALS CONNECT WITHNEWSPAPER MEDIA? AroundOsceola.com ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS,40 MILLION MILLENNIALSget news and information from newspaper media each week. Online Of millennials who are online 71% access newspaper digital content in an average month
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To buy Luxury Suite packages and the Pre-Show Munchies Party go to ticketmaster.com.The Little MermaidWINTER GARDEN e Garden eatre has announced a new partnership with Pinocchios Marionette eater with performances of e Little Mermaid, Saturday, August 23, and Sunday, August 24, at the Garden eatre (160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden). Founded in 1999, Pinocchios rst toured its productions, later having a Winter Park location until moving to the Altamonte Mall in 2009. With its rst performances since leaving its Altamonte Mall location in July, Pinocchios Marionette eater has created a mobile set for these Garden eatre performances as the company now looks to bring classic stories to life by touring with shows in venues across the state. In this version of e Little Mermaid, string puppets enact the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale in a funny, original musical version set in Florida. Mermaids and manatees sing and play, try to keep their spring clean, while watching out for the sea witch. All tickets are $6 and seating is reserved. is show is appropriate for kids and families of all ages. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Garden eatre Box Oce at 407-877-GRDN (4736) Ext. 0 or online at gardentheatre.org.Grape stompCLERMONT Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards will host the 20th Annual Harvest Grape Stomp on Aug. 16 and 17. is two-day outdoor event will feature live music, grape stomping, and award-winning Lakeridge Wines. e event will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A $2 donation will be accepted at the gate to benet the Boys & Girls Club and parking is free for all guests.World Elephant DayTAMPA Busch Gardens will celebrate World Elephant Day, today, with elephant-sized celebration. Guests will get a rsthand look into Busch Gardens animal care with behind-thescenes tours, trainer talks, interactive displays and an exclusive chance to dine with elephants. Elephant Day celebrates the care and protection of the worlds largest land mammal. Events include interactive displays and trainer talks and the special evening with the elephants from 7 to 9 p.m., where guests get an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience. It is a limited space experience and Busch Gardens admission is required and not included. For more information and purchase tickets for An Evening with the Elephants, visit buschgardenstampa.com.Celebrity impersonatorsORLANDO e 12th Annual Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Impersonators and Look A Likes returns to e Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Sept. 2627. ere will be two showcases featuring more than 100 professional celebrity impersonators performing. Each days showcase will feature dierent stars. e convention is held each year as a way for professional celebrity impersonators and talent agents from across the country to meet face to face and get together on bookings and appearances. Attendees can also attend charity dance where all of the impersonators and look a likes will be in full costume and dance the night away with a live DJ. Proceeds from the dance party will benet several charities along with Equity Fights AIDS/Broadway Cares. For more information, visit www.sunburstconvention.com or call 407-226-9088. Submitted photoThe Band Perry comes to the Amway Center Aug. 30, as part of the Blake Shelton Ten Times Crazier Tour. The bands second album, Pioneer, has produced two hit singles, Better Dig Two, and Done.Hip Hop legends are in town By Peter Covino A&E Editor e big night for hip hop fans has nally arrived. Osceola Heritage Park and the Silver Spurs Arena presents the Hip Hop Legends Summer Jam 2014 featuring DMX, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Rakim, Biz Markie, Black Sheep and Special Ed. Tickets for tonights show are available through Ticketmaster at 800745-3000, Ticketmaster.com and the Silver Spurs Arena Box Oce. Tickets range from $37 to $152. To buy Meet and Greet packages, VIP packages, Luxury Suite packages and the Party Up In Here Pre-Show bash, go to ticketmaster.com. e Legends Jam features some of the biggest names in Hip Hop throughout its history. DMX is one of the biggest names in rap. Following the deaths of Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G., DMX became one of the reigning stars of hardcore rap. From the release supplied by Osceola Heritage Park: DMX, real name, Earl Simmons, spent his earliest days in the projects of Baltimore, Md., before his family moved to Yonkers. Rap music turned his life around, from street corner performances and playing in clubs, he became a performer in the New York scene and by 1997 was signed to the Def Jam label. His rst single was released in 1998 followed by his rst full album, Its Dark and Hell is Hot, which has sold more than 3.6 million copies. By the end of 1998, his third album was out, And ere Was X, which became his third straight album to debut at No. 1. e single from the album, Party Up (Up in Here) became his rst top ten in the R&B charts. He has continued to chart with albums such as e Great Depression (2001); Grand Champ (2003), his h album to debut at No. 1. His album, Year of the Dog Again, narrowly missed the No. 1 spot in 2006. Doug E. Fresh (born Douglas E. Davis, in Saint omas, U.S. Virgin Islands) is an American rapper, record producer, and beatboxer. One of the earliest beatboxers (and still seen as one of the best), Fresh is able to imitate drum machines and various special eects with oen startling accuracy. Freshs early records are out of print, and have never been released on compact disc; thus original records can command high prices. His recording debut was 1983s single Pass the Budda, also featuring Spoonie Gee and DJ Spivey. However, Freshs breakthrough was 1984s Beat Street behind the Treacherous ree. at same year saw Freshs debut as a solo artist with the singles Just Having Fun and Original Human Beatbox. DMX headlines the list at OHP concert tonightSubmitted photoThe Hip Hop Legends Summer Jam 2014 featuring DMX, Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Rakim, Biz Markie, Black Sheep and Special Ed is at the Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park tonight. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and at the Silver Spurs box ofce. By Peter Covino A&E Editor Godzilla, the 1998 version starring Matthew Broderick, was most certainly one of the worst big box oce lms of 1998, if not the entire decade. Now, you can relive its awfulness and then some, as RiTrax will skewer this gargantuan dud starring the worlds most famous lizard. e RiTrax crew, Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, best known for the groundbreaking Mystery Science eater 3000, have found Godzilla (1998) has been one of the most requested titles to get their infamous treatment. anks to a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign that raised money to license a big Hollywood title, the RiTrax are back again this summer with this new, never-before-seen take on the s creature feature. Presented by Fathom Events, RiTrax and IGN, RiTrax Live: Godzilla will be broadcast live to select movie theaters nationwide on ursday, Aug. 14, at 8 p.m. with a second showing on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Several Central Florida theaters will be screening Godzilla including AMC Downtown Disney, Universal Cineplex 20, Cinemark Orlando Festival Bay, Pointe Orlando and Winter Park Stadium 20. Tickets for RiTrax Live: Godzilla are available at participating theater box oces and online at www. FathomEvents.com. e event will be presented in nearly 650 select movie theaters around the country through Fathoms Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the Fathom Events website. anks to our many Kickstarter contributors were happy to be able to Dont be afraid, its only GodzillaSee Zilla, page B-3Blockbuster Divergent arrives on DVDDivergent is back. If you missed this spring blockbuster that amassed more than $250 million in its theatrical release worldwide, you can now take all the action and adventure home with you on DVD and Blu-ray. Divergent (Lionsgate/ Summit) is similar in feel to e Hunger Games, another teen novel trilogy, that of course, also hit in big at the theater box oce. Like The Hunger Games, Divergent is science fiction with a strong, young female lead. Here it is 16-year-old Beatrice Prior (played by Shailene Woodley), who along with her brother, has come of age and must take part in the choosing ceremony. The only way to keep the peace in this modern age society (the setting is a Chicago of the near future) is the five factions. Everyone belongs to one of the factions (or they are factionless and in effect, homeless). Just to keep things straight, or confuse them further, the factions are Abnegation (the selfless); Amity (the peaceful); Candor (the honest); Dauntless (the brave) and Erudite (the intelligent). Everyone is born into the same faction as their parents, but on choosing day, that choice is helped by an aptitude test. Beatrice is an Abnegation, the faction that rules the government, but her test shows something disturbing: Beatrice is a Divergent, she has attributions for several factions, and that, apparently, is a very bad thing because it promotes distrust. To further complicate See Movie, page B-3 Peter CovinoFilm CriticPhoto/SonyThe King of the Monsters, Godzilla, caused a lot of groans in the 1998 version. Fans can extract some revenge Thursday as the lizard gets the Rifftrax crew treatment (the Mystery Science Theater guys) in a special big screen outing. Godzilla will be playing in theaters nationwide, including several in Central Florida. SummitShailene Woodley is Beatrice, a young woman living in a futuristic society controlled by ve different factions to keep the peace in Divergent, now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The lm is the rst part of a trilogy. Also available, a free to download application that puts you right in the center of the future society. Silly 1998 version gets lampooned in theaters PUTTING ON YOUR DVDS
Page B2, Enjoy Taste of the Nation for a good cause By Peter Covino A&E Editor One of Central Floridas premier dining events, Taste of the Nation Orlando, returns to Orlando World Center Marriott tonight. e event, created to raise funds to combat childhood hunger, will showcase the culinary skills and creations of 35 of Central Floridas leading chefs and restaurants, this years Taste of the Nation Orlando will feature two James Beard Foundation Award semi-nalists Hari Pulapaka of Cress Restaurant and Kevin Fonzo of K Restaurant and Wine Bar. Longtime philanthropist Helen Donegan, vice president for Community Relations at the University of Central Florida, will serve as honorary chair of this years Taste of the Nation Orlando. At UCF, Donegan coordinates programs for the community and helps cultivate, maintain and enhance the links between the university and the organizations that it serves. Along with appetizers, entrees and desserts from the areas nest chefs and restaurants, guests can sample wines, beers and spirits while enjoying the silent auction, rae prizes, and entertainment by the Mud Rooster Band.. is years event will also be home to a European-style bier garden sponsored by World of Beer. Food Network celebrity chef Melissa dArabian, best known for her TV series Ten Dollar Dinners, is cooking up her support for this years milestone event as a featured guest. DArabian, along with Orlando Sentinel food writer Heather McPherson will be celebrity judges at the annual Chef rowdown, where two che fs go head to head in a cooking challenge to determine whose culinary creation reigns supreme. Natural and organic foods supermarket chain Whole Foods is providing the pantry staples for the culinary cooko, and leading premium beef producer Creekstone Farms will award a generous check to the winner of the chef throwdown title to present to Taste of the Nation Orlando. is years silent auction invites guests to bid on luxury apparel and accessories, stays at upscale hotels, gi cards to the areas top restaurants, rounds of golf on area courses, and tickets to coveted sporting events. Guests can also enter a grand prize drawing for an all-expense paid trip for two to Oktoberfest in Munich. Tickets to the event are $150 per person, and all proceeds benet Share Our Strengths eorts to eradicate childhood hunger. Local beneciaries include Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. e longstanding support of Taste of the Nation has been phenomenal, said Brent A. Trotter, president and CEO of Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida in a press release. e funds raised help us provide food, shelter and services to more than 150 children and their families each night and serve more than 300,000 nutritious meals every year. Just $50 provides a week of nutritious meals to 34 homeless children, so each ticket purchased makes a signicant impact. Benets Connection is one of the primary feeding programs Taste of the Nation Orlandos proceeds will help fund. Since 2008, Benets Connection has secured more than $80 million in unused SNAP benets for thousands of Central Florida families in need. Second Harvest Food Banks Benets Connection specialists help qualied candidates overcome the challenges associated with accessing these benets, such as lack of access to a computer, skills to navigate an online application, lack of awareness, misinformation on eligibility factors, and language and literacy barriers by providing one-on-one assistance with applications, support documentation and interviews, education, information and referrals to a network of agencies. For 25 years, Share Our Strengths Taste of the Nation Orlando has provided a meaningful outreach for hungry kids and families across Central Florida, said Dave Krepcho, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. is support has literally put millions of additional meals on the table for our most vulnerable neighbors, and were so grateful for that. is years participating restaurants are: Cuisine Resort Orlando Yacht Club Resort Airport Marriott Pastry Specialties Grande Lakes Florida sponsored by Nestl Professional Marriott SeaWorld Culinary Training Program Contemporary Cuisine Land Remembered Bella Restaurant Downtown Disney e event is from 6:45 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information and tickets go to http:// ce.strength.org/orlando. Walmart New Walmart Neighborhood Market located at East Osceola Parkway and Boggy Creek Road Up to 95 jobs created by Kissimmee Walmart Neighborhood Market Store open 24 hours a day, seven days a week Local Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ walmart4159 Neighborhood MarketIf you get those midnight munchies, hold out just a little bit longer. e newest new Walmart Neighborhood Market is opening Wednesday. Following a brief ribboncutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m., new 24-hour store, at 2850 E. Osceola Parkway, will ocially open. If you have never been to a Walmart Neighborhood Market, think Walmart, but a lot smaller. e smaller version of a Walmart store emphasizes groceries and the same prices featured in the big stores. e market also features Walmarts free Site to Store program, enabling customers to choose from nearly a million additional online items that can be ordered on Walmart.com and picked up at the Kissimmee store for free, oen as quickly as the same day. e new Kissimmee store is part of Walmarts plan to open an additional 270 to 300 small-format locations this year. e rst Walmart Neighborhood Market opened in 1998, and today there are approximately 300 Walmart Neighborhood Market stores nationwide. is store will provide a new convenient grocery option to residents, said store manager Lori Vinson in a company release from Walmart. We have all of the brands that families in the area need and just in time to pack back-to-school lunches. e new store oers fresh produce and a full line of groceries from all the leading brand names, including organic and natural selections. Additionally, shoppers will be able to nd brands such as Iberia, Goya and LaFe. e new store is approximately one-third the size of a Walmart Supercenter. In addition to groceries, the store features health and beauty aids, pet products and cleaning supplies. In addition, customers can shop a broader assortment of items online at Walmart.com and then pay for these purchases with cash in all of Walmart U.S. stores and Walmart Neighborhood Markets, including the new Kissimmee store. e store features a fullSubmitted photoThe desserts are line up and waiting to be sampled at Taste of the Nation Orlando. The culinary creations of 35 chefs from some of the areas nest restaurants will be featured at the taste event. Proceeeds from the event go to groups that help the hungry in the area including Coaltion for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Annual event is at Orlando World Center tonightSee Eat, page B-3 EATING OUT 080914.SNG 080914.SNG 7251 Five Oaks Drive Harmony, FL 34773HarmonyGolfPreserve.comReservations required please call: 407-891-2630Thursday August 21st | 5pm-8pmCome celebrate the beginning of another school year with delicious food from our Picnic Buffet, activities, games, prizes & fun for all ages!Activities will include, coloring contests, sidewalk chalk games, bean bag toss, ladder ball, board games & more! BACK TO SCHOOL BASHAdults: $16 Children 7-12: $8 Under 7: Free080714.TNG 041714.TNG WERE HIRINGin Central FloridaPress OperatorSun Publications is located in Lakeland Florida and is seeking a press operator with single wide press experience The press is a DGM with Jaw f olders and a UV to we r. 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Romans 7:16 COMING EVENTSWINGS Plans Second Osceola County Event for Girls and Womene event, scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2014, will be held at the Kissimmee Civic Center located at 201 East Dakin Avenue, Kissimmee. Registration starts at 9:30 and the program will conclude at 2:00. Lunch is included in the $15.00 registration fee. Keynote speakers include Nancy Alvarez, a member of the Channel 9 Eyewitness News Team and Melba Luciano, Superintendent of the Osceola County School District. Breakout topics include Breaking Barriers, Flip the Switch (handling intimidation/condescension), Self-Defense and Goal Setting. e day is designed to be a fun interactive experience. For more information please call the Celebration Foundation at 407-566-1234, email sta@thecelebrationfounda tion.org or visit our website at www.thecelebrationfoundation.org. To register go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-a-party-to-celebrate-girls-andwomen-tickets-12470711233
Saturday, August 9, 2014 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B3 things, Beatrice decides to join the Dauntless faction, while her brother Caleb (Ansel Elgort) joins Erudite, disappointing their parents (played by Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn). For much of the film, Beatrice (now Tris, her Dauntless name) must undergo a series of tests, some of them harrowing, to prove she has what it takes to be a part of Dauntless. Fortunately, or unfortunately, Divergent is 140 minutes long, so there is plenty of time for Tris to undergo training, as well as have ample time for the inevitable climax when there is trouble amongst the factions. Despite the length, Divergent moves along at a nice pace, and there is enough action to make you forget this is a teen scifi film. Chicago also makes a nice changeof pace for a setting. e lm also stars Kate Winslet as an adult that you know just cannot be trusted from her rst scene and eo James as Four, the Dauntless initiate instructor, who becomes Tris protector. e Blu ray combo is loaded with features, including a digital copy, including the documentary Bringing Divergent to Life, an indepth look at the making of the lm, plus the featurette Faction Before Blood, detailing the lms future world. Other bonuses on both the DVD and Blu ray editions are deleted scenes, audio commentary with director Neil Burger and audio commentary with producers Douglas Wick and Lucy Fisher. Fans can also check out the free to download app Lionsgate Divergent iPad (sorry, no android apparently and inexplicably) with more than 150 minutes of bonus features for those who want to get in deeper into the Divergent world. If you are an Xnity subscriber and buy the movie via Xnity On Demand, there is an additional 250 minutes of bonus content. And the Insurgent app will continue to oer rst looks and more information on the next installment in the series, Insurgent, due out in theaters, March 20, 2015. You can have a mini Alan Ladd lm festival right at home with some new releases from the Warner Archive Collection. Warner has four new titles from the actor most remembered for Shane, but that isnt one of this weeks titles. Drum Beat (1954) nds Ladd in prime action mode and in widescreen as well as he plays an Indian ghter, who is all about peaceful settlements but comes across a renegade Medoc named Captain Jack (who just happens to be Charles Bronson in his screen debut). ere has to be a girl in every Western and Ladd has a childhood sweetheart here as well. e widescreen seems even wider in Guns of the Timberland (1960) in the lm adaptation of Louis Lamours tale. Ladd plays Jim Hadley, who is set on clearing out all that lumber, but the ranchers of Deep Well dont like the idea. No, not at all. And they are led by unlikely rancher Jeanne Crain, who knows how to get both the ranchers and loggers riled. You can check out both titles, and some other new Alan Ladd releases on DVD at warnerachive. com. All Warner collection titles are online order only. Aimed at the teen set, particularly girls, is the latest installment from the successfull Monster High series is the new double feature, Monster High: Clawsome Double Feature. e ghoulfriends are back for another scaremester at Monster High. e popular of a new generation at school really isnt all that much dierent than Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead, even if they are monsters. ey have the same problems most teens do, even if they are monsters. e combo pack is a good buy for fans, oering up both Blu ray and DVD copies as well as an Ultraviolet version for viewing on phones and tablets, something that will come in handy when the kids are in the back seat on a long trip. Monsters High: Clawsome Double Feature is a Universal Studios Home Entertainment release.MovieContinued from Page B-1 EatContinued from Page B-2 service pharmacy with a pharmacy team that can oers a full range of productn answer product and prescription questions and customers can ask about health and wellness solutions. e new store employs up to 95 fulland part -time associates. Store manager Lori Vinson began her Walmart career in 1999 as an hourly cashier. Our eorts to keep taxes low and invest in our roads is paying o as we welcome new jobs to Osceola County, said Commissioner John Quiones in a press release. Walmart has been a great community partner, as evidenced by the thousands of dollars being given to local community nonprots upon the stores opening, and were looking forward to welcoming them to the Boggy Creek area.Community Givinge grand -opening celebration includes presentations of $8,000 in grants from Walmart to local community groups, including Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida: BVL Division, Fighting for Our Heroes Foundation, Give Kids the World, HELP Now of Osceola, Kissimmee Police Department, Orlando Brass Works, Osceola County Council on Aging and Osceola Center for the Arts. In addition to the grants giv en as part of the grand opening, the new store will be a part of Walmarts pledge to ght hunger in America. As part of Walmarts and the Walmart Foundations $2 billion commitment to ght hunger through 2015, Walmart stores in Florida donated approximately 35.2 million pounds of food, in scal year 2014, or the equivalent of 29.3 million meals. Additionally, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation gave more than $66.8 million in scal year 2014 in Florida alone. For more information on Walmarts ght against hunger, visit http://foundation.walmart. com/our-focus/hunger. Family Welcomee new store will have a welcome celebration, today, Sat urday, The Big Family Welcome will give customers a chance to meet store manager Vinson and enjoy fun family activities such as face painting, cupcake decorating and free food samples while supplies last. Join the celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Photo/UniversalThe latest tween Blu-ray/DVD in the Monster High series, is Montster High: A Clawsome Double Feature. do the best giant lizard movie of the late 90s! said Michael J. Nelson of RiTrax in a press release. Because everything about it is big, we pledge to supersize the laughs as well. One of the most frequently reque sted titles in RiTrax history, the 1998 daikaiju ick Godzilla was reimagined from the popular Japanese lm of the same name but with bigger, better visual eects. e plot revolves around a giant reptilian monster, mutated by nuclear tests in French Polynesia, that makes its way north to nest its young and begins wreaking havoc on New York City. Directed by Roland Emmerich with screenplay by Dean Devlin and Emmerich, the lm stars Matthew Broderick (Dr. Niko Tatopoulos), Maria Pitillo (Audrey Timmonds), Hank Azaria (Victor Animal Palotti), Kevin Dunn (Colonel Hicks), Jean Reno (Philippe Roach) and even the Taco Bell Ch ihuahua, if you remember that shortlived advertising icon. e RiTrax crew has kept Fathom audiences in stitches thanks to their comedic genius and quick wit, said Shelly Maxwell, executive vice president of Fathom Events, in the release. RiTrax Live: Godzilla is the perfect match for another night of monstrous laughs in theaters nationwide. Harry PotterYou can travel back in time this week and catch the very rst Harry Potter lm, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone ursday at Central Park in Winter Park. It is the free movie of the month, just bring a blanket or lawn chairs. e screening starts at 8 p.m. In case you some how managed to miss it, the the rst lm in the Harry Potter series based on the novels by J.K. Rowling. It is the tale of Harry Potter, an ordinary 11year old boy serving as a sort of slave for his aunt and uncle who learns that he is actually a wizard and has been invited to attend the Hogwarts School for Witchcra and Wizardry. Harry is snatched away from his mundane existence by Hagrid, the grounds keeper for Hogwarts, and quickly thrown into a world completely foreign to both him and the viewer. Famous for an incident that happened at his birth, Harry makes friends easily at his new school. He soon nds, however, that the wizarding world is far more dangerous for him than he would have imagined, and he quickly learns that not all wizards are ones to be trusted. ere is another movie classic at the Enzian in Maitland today as the theater shows the original version of one of the nest literary adaptations ever put to lm, Charles Dickens Great Expectations. e Dickens classic is about a young orphan and his mysterious benefactor features masterful direction by David Lean. Nominated for ve Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director and Screenplay, and featuring an outstanding ensemble cast, including John Mills, Valerie Hobson, Bernard Miles, and Alec Guinness, Great Expectations won Oscars for Best Cinematography and Best Art Direction. e movie is shown in conjunction with What the Dickens Orlando a celebration of the life, works, and world of English novelist Charles Dickens.ZillaContinued from Page B-1 We know that in the beginning of the new school year, parents and students have lots of questions! 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Page B4, Crohns support groupA celiac/Crohns support group meeting will be held Aug. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pro Health, 1300 17th St., St. Cloud. e group meets the second Wednesday of every month. For information call 407-908-5607.Kissimmee mall walkersJoin seniors to exercise and socialize at VillaDelSol (formerly Osceola Square Mall) Mon-Fri 8-10 AM at the Food Court. No charge. Group o-site luncheons being planned. Smart Driver ClassA Smart Driver Class will be held on two consecutive Wednesdays, Sept. 3 and Sept. 10, from 2 to 5 p.m., each day at the Osceola Health Care and Rehab Center, 4201 Nolte Road, Saint Cloud. AARP, oers a terric Driver Safety Course Smart Driver designed to help all drivers be safer while behind the wheel. e course was created to help experienced drivers compensate for changing vision, reexes and response time and drive defensively in a variety of situations and will review new vehicle technology. Insurance providers may also oer a reduction in premiums for Florida drivers 55 and older who successfully complete this course. A certicate of completion will be provided at the conclusion of the class. e course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members payable on the rst day of the class. Call 1-888-227-7669 to register.St. Cloud Soccer Club Registration St. Cloud Soccer Club will be holding registration for the in-house recreation program for players from ages 4 to 11 for the 20142015 soccer year. As part of the recreation program youngsters will play all games at the home eld and play against other teams within the club according to your age group. Registration is open to beginners and experienced players. You can register online by visiting stcloudsoccer.org, click on registration and then choose In-House or you can register at the eld on August 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. e club is located at Stephanie Rothstein Park, 2701 Missouri Avenue. Any questions please email the Registrar at stcloudstampede@gmail. com or call 321-766-8715.Cra fair ChristmasA Christmas in September cra and vendor fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at First United Methodist Church St. Cloud, 1000 Ohio Ave. e event will benet the women of the church attending the Women of Faith event in Orlando in October. A variety of vendors will oer handmade cras, one of a kind jewelry, purses, bags, kitchen and food items. ere will be a chance auction and homemade baked goods will be available to purchase. For more information, call 407-892-3128.Business license renewalse City of Kissimmee is now accepting renewals for business tax receipts (business licenses). Businesses with current business tax receipts will receive courtesy renewal notices by mail and/or email this week. Businesses may renew business tax receipts any time prior to Oct. 7, without incurring a penalty or additional fee, in person at Kissimmee City Hall. e permitting oce is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is located at 101 Church Street, Suite 120, Kissimmee. Businesses may also renew on-line at www. kissimmee.org by clicking on Development Services and then on Electronic Services. All on-line payments are secure, and there are no additional fees for this convenience. Development Services will mail the business their license directly, once notication of payment is received. For questions, or for more information, call 407-5182379 to speak with any sta member or email erichter@ kissimmee.org.Square dancinge Heel and Toe Square Dance Club will be meeting on Monday nights at the Senior Center Annex, 702 Indiana Avenue, in Saint Cloud from 6:30 to 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 8. For rsttimers, the rst dance is free; aer that, dances are $5 per person. Bring your friends or come alone everyone is welcome. Whether youve square danced before or never even seen a square dance makes no dierence, because beginners learn what they need at the start of the evening. No special clothes or abilities are needed. Call Ellen Bell or Paul Kurek at 407-931-1688 for more information or to be sure the club is dancing the night you plan to come. Elvis at LegionBilly T. Redish will appear in a country/Elvis show at American Legion Post 10 Sunday, Aug. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door, 200 Lakeshore Dr., Kissimmee. Food may be purchased on-site.Harmony High Golf TournamentA golf tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 16 to support Harmony athletic teams and scholarship fund. Start time is 8 a.m. followed by lunch and awards at 1 p.m. Cost is $70 per player, $265 per foursome and includes green fee and cart fee, practice balls, goody balls, games and contests, awards and buet lunch. For more information contact Stacey Marshall at 407-4468555 or email ohnotrio@ aol.com.Driver safety courseAn AARP driver safety class will be held on Saturday Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Village, 4197 South Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee, about half mile past Pleasant Hill and John Young intersection. Reserve your spot by Calling Ron at 407944-9718. Leave your name and phone number and he will return the call and add you to the course.Meet Republican candidatesere will be a Republican candidate meet and greet Osceola County Republican candidates and barbecue, Saturday, Sept. 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. at party headquarters, 214 E. Oak St. (near the railroad tracks). Families are welcome. Call 407-935-3095 for additional information.Shotgun ShueA clay shoot shue will be held Oct. 4 at Tenoroc Shopping Center, 3755 Tenoroc Mine Road, Lakeland. All proceeds benet the Osceola County Historical Society. To sign up and for more information go to Osceolahistory.org.Cornerstone Hospice volunteersCornerstone Hospice is currently seeking military veterans who would like to volunteer to help other vets with their end-oflife care, recognizing that veterans have the unique shared experience and understanding of what other veterans went through. On Saturday, Aug. 9, Cornerstone will oer a concentrated volunteer training class for new veteran volunteers in the Orlando area. e eighthour training will oer a comprehensive orientation to Cornerstone Hospice and our specialized Cornerstone SALUTES! volunteer role. Lunch and materials will be provided. For more information on the training or to receive a volunteer application, call 407-2062273, Ext. 2604.Community Hu chants Expand your awareness, experience divine love, and gain peace and calm, at the Poinciana Branch Library 101 N. Doverplum Ave., Poinciana, Wednesday, Aug. 13, Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. Hart Memorial Central Library 211 East Dakin Ave Kissimmee. Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 5:30 p.m. and Oct. 8 at 5:30 p.m. and Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m. For more information call: 407 744-1717. Presented by Florida Satsang Society, Inc., a chartered aliate of Eckankar the religion of the light and sound.Republican Party headquarterse headquarters for the Republican Party of Osceola County is located at 214 E. Oak St., Kissimmee, and is open every day except ursday. Call 407-8468889 for the hours of operation or if you are interested in volunteering.Smart Driver Class St. CloudA Smart Driver Class will be held on Monday, Aug. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. Cloud Regional Medical Center,1600 Budinger Ave. Suite E. AARP, oers a terric Driver Safety Course Smart Driver designed to help all drivers be safer while behind the wheel. e course was created to help experienced drivers compensate for changing vision, reexes and response time and drive defensively in a variety of situations and will review new vehicle technology. Insurance providers may also oer a reduction in premiums for Florida drivers 55 and older who successfully complete this course. A certicate of completion will be provided at the conclusion of the class. e course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members payable on the day of the class. Call 1-888-227-7669 to register.Kissimmee Main Street artistsKissimmee Main Street has announced the eighth annual Kissimmee Sculpture Experience and are calling for artists to display their sculptures in Downtown Kissimmee for the 201415 exhibit. e Kissimmee Sculpture Experience is an exhibit of original outdoor sculptures placed around Historic Downtown Kissimmee. Kissimmee is located in Central Florida near Orlando which allows for the exhibit to draw from the thousands of visiting tourists and local residents. e artists will loan their sculptures to the exhibit to be on display for one year. e display of sculptures helps further Kissimmee Main Streets mission of making downtown Kissimmee an art and cultural destination in Osceola County. For more information and to apply for the Kissimmee Sculpture Experience visit www.kissimmeemainstreet. com or call 407-846-4643.Narcoossee Community ReunionEveryone is invited to a community reunion in Narcoossee, Saturday, Aug. 9, 11 a.m. 4 p.m., 5175 Jones Road. It is hosted by St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church Narcoossee. e event is geared toward anyone who has lived or lives in Narcoosee or attended St. Luke Church, but all our welcome. ere will be games, food, a bounce house, back to school supplies for kids, hair cuts, massages, mini manicures and more. To help with school donations or for further information contact Tracy Paul 407791-5738Flea MarketVFW Post 3227, 915 New York Ave., St. Cloud will have an indoor ea market the second Saturday of every month from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. with breakfast available from 8 to 11 a.m. Table rental is $10 per table and spaces are limited. e VFW will also have an all you can eat spaghetti dinner every Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. for only $5; trivia every Tuesday beginning at 6:30 p.m.; bingo every Wednesday, early bird games start at 6:30 p.m., regular games at 7 p.m.; dinners every Friday night, 6 to 8 p.m. and Karaoke Saturday nights. Chuck Wagon Bingo is the third Sunday of each month beginning at 2 p.m. with an assortment of meat as prizes. For more information on activities and qualications for membership, call 407892-6761Smart Driver Class KissimmeeA Smart Driver Class will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Osceola Council on Aging, 700 Generation Point, Kissimmee. AARP, oers a terric Driver Safety Course Smart Driver designed to help all drivers be safer while behind the wheel. e course was created to help experienced drivers compensate for changing vision, reexes and response time and drive defensively in a variety of situations and will review new vehicle technology. Insurance providers may also oer a reduction in premiums for Florida Drivers 55 and older who successfully complete this course. A certicate of completion will be provided at the conclusion of the class. e course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members payable on the day of the class. Call 1-888-227-7669 to register. Tai Chi classes Tai Chi classes are now open for new students in Hunters Creek and St. Cloud. Tai Chi is a gentle exercise recommended by many doctors to improve balance, range of motion and agility. It is calming, yet energizing; easy to do, but profound in its eects. Mondays: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., South Orange Wellness Center, 4170 Town Center Blvd., Suite 101, Hunters Creek (free) and Tuesdays: 1-2 p.m., St. Cloud Community Center, 3101 17th St., St. Cloud (donations accepted). For more information call 407-738-7001.BVL has talente Buenaventura Lakes has Got Talent show is coming to the Robert Guevara Community Center Aug. 29 (auditions). e competition is open to song, dance, comedy, poetry and more. Auditions are at 6:30 to 8 p.m. Judges include County Commissioner John Quiones and School Board member Kelvin Soto. e talent show will be held Sept. 5 at the 65th Infantry Park (Buenaventura Boulevard and Royal Palm) just before the Movie in the Park. For more information, call 407-201-6333.Meet the CandidatesYou can meet the candidates for the up coming elections in Osceola County, Aug. 13 at 2:30 p.m. at the Good Samaritan Community Center. Hear from each candidate. Everyone is Welcome. For more information, call 407-933-3788.Lets Dancee L ets Dance Ballroom Club meets every Wednesday at the St. Cloud Senior Center, at 3101 17th St., St. Cloud. e next class will be for six weeks and will be from Aug. 6 Sept. 10. Cost is $24. e featured dance will be the samba. Class meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Please come early to register on the rst night of class. For additional information, call Sheila Lauer at 407-738-7546.Volunteer opportunitiese Osceola County Historical Society is always looking for new volunteers. Conta ct Kristi Prescott at 407-396-8644 or Kristi@ osceolahistory.org for more information. Bluegrass jame Bluegrass Jam at the Osceola County Historical Society Welcome Center and History Museum will continue through the summer. For the summer months the free monthly jam, held the rst Sunday of every month, will be held indoors at the center. Bring your own chairs. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Musicians interested in joining in and for more information, contact Ken Leiner at 407256-9957. American Legion Post 10e American Legion Post 10 Kissimmee, 200 Lake Shore Blvd. will hold the following events: Sundays from noon until closing are game days, free pool, bowling and ping pong. On Mondays, free Texas Hold-Em will begin at 5 p.m., the public is invited.See Events, page B-5 COMMUNITYCOMMUNITY C OMMUNITY C OMMUNITY www.aroundosceola.comGo to: www.aroundosceola.comGo to: Association gets flag Submitted photo
Saturday, August 9, 2014 NEWS-GAZETTE, Page B5 On Tuesdays, karaoke will run from noon until 4 p.m. e public is welcome. Euchre will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and it is also open to all. Wednesdays is Barn Yard Bingo, every rst and third Wednesday. Barnyard Bingo is also held every rst and third ursday. Fridays is seafood dinner night from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., followed by entertainment with a live band and dancing until 11 p.m. All are invited. On Saturdays, dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. followed by entertainment, a live band and dancing. All are invited. e American Legion Post has large hall available for rent for special occasions. Call Judy at 407-847-4193 for more information.Ladies needed for g amesLadies are needed to ll in some empty spots for bridge and canasta games at the Kissimmee Womens Club, 1616 W. Oak St. in Kissimmee. For more information, call Vera Bass at 407-846-3787. Open basketballe city of Kissimmee, in partnership with the 360 ESAH Foundation, is oering Open Gym Basketball for teens and young adults between the ages of 13 to 18 years old. Upcoming Open Gym Basketball dates are Friday, July 25 and will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Denn John Middle School located at 2001 Denn John Lane. e cost is $1 per person each visit. For more information or to volu nteer, contact Jamie Paul at 407.518.2599 or jpaul@ kissimmee.org. First serviceFa ith International Baptist Church, 7769 W. U.S. Highway 192, are now holding services Sundays, at Maingate Lakeside Resort. Services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. ere is more information at the www.faithinorlando. com. For information email email@example.com.R ock and Gem sh owe Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a notfor-prot educational organization, will host a show with vendors oering beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones and more, Sept. 5-7 at the Florida National Guard Armory in Orlando. ere also will be a silent auction and door prizes. Demonstration of faceting stones, cabochons, wire wrapping and chain maille also are part of the weekend. Admission is $5 adults, $2 students.Call for artistse Harmony Music and Arts Festival is seeking artists for the upcoming event. Artists may submit in various categories including ne art 2-D and 3-D, photography, jewelry and ne cra. e show features $5,000 in prizes. For rules, fees and more information on submitting art go to http://harmony. com/Amenities/musicarts-festival. Submission deadline is Aug. 25. For more information, contact festival director Nick Deacon, at 407-8912606. e festival will be held Sept. 27-28.League looking for Marinese Marine Corps League De tachment No. 1092 is requesting Marines join the group. e league does a variety of things including sending care boxes overseas, memorials, parades, color guard, Toys for Tots drives and a lso has scholarship programs. e group meets the fourth ursday of the month at the VFW in St. Cloud. ere also is a breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. every second Saturday of the month. For more information, call Jim Underwood at 863-4961107 or the VFW at 407892-6761.Poinciana Friends of the Librarye Poinciana Friends meet on the third Tuesday each month at 11 a.m. at the Poinciana Branch Library. New members are always welcome. Membership is open for active or supportive status. e group can be reached at Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 702087, St. Cloud, Fl. 34770-2087.Volunteers neededVolunteers are needed to beco me part of the AARP Driver Safety Smart Driver Program. is program helps millions of drivers age 50 and older be safe drivers. If you have access to a computer, enjoy meeting people and are ready to make a dierence in your community, contact Joe at 407-593-1957 for more on the program. Training provided and all volunteers are reimbursed for approved out-of-pocket expenses related to program activities such as mileage, postage, and necessary supplies.Hebrew studyA Hebrew study group on Pentecost (Shavuot) will be held at Hart Memorial Library in downtown Kissimmee on the third Saturday of each month at 11:30 a.m. It will be held on the second oor in the Roseada room. For information, call Phyllis at 412-537-8960 or Paul or 352-470-2995.Spirit of Gun Cl ube Spirit of Gun Club of Central Florida meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Royal St. Cloud Golf Links, 5310 Michigan Ave. For more information, call Jed Suhl at 407-908-0568 or email je ds firstname.lastname@example.org.Domino Clube Triple Flava Domino Club, a nonprot social club in the Poinciana area, meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at 4683 Old Pleasant Hill Road, Poinciana. For more information, call 407-230-9631 or on the web at www.tripleava.com.Hospice helpersVITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Central Florida needs volunteers in the area who can befriend terminally ill patients, provide relief for weary caregivers, accompany their pet on Paw Pals visits, visit with veterans, provide art and music therapy, make bereavement calls, sew Memory Bears or garment bags, knit/crochet afghans, make cras, help repair medical equipment, or help with administrative work. Call 407-691-4541 or email central.floridavolunteers@ vitas.com if you would like more information.Belles and Beaus Dance Clube Belles and Beaus Dance Club meets every Wednesday night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Marks Street Recreat ion Complex, 99 E. Marks Street, Orlando. Join in for an evening of fun and dancing to ballroom, line and Latin music by the So Touch band. Singles and couples are welcome. Refreshments are provided Cost: $5 per person. Details: 407-277-7008. bellesandbeausdance.com.Bowling funDo you like fun? Time Out For Fun is forming an adult mixed summer bowling league, at Orange Bowl on 1221 E. Vine St. Kissimmee. e group will bowl from 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every ursday morning. Come join us for fun and friendly competition. Contact Ray or Linda at Orange Bowl, 407-8472866, or orangebowllanes. com, for more information. Hospice Care volunteersVITAS Innovative Hospice Care of Central Florida needs volunteers in your area who can befriend terminally ill patients, provide relief for weary caregivers, accompany their pet on Paw Pals visits, visit with veterans, provide art and music therapy, make bereavement calls, sew Memory Bears or garment bags, knit/crochet afghans, make cras, help repair medical equipment, or help with administrative work. Call 407-691-4541 or e-mail centralfloridavolunteers@ vitas.com if you would like to nd out more information.Volunteer child advocates neededInterested in helping a child? Volunteers are needed to be advocates for children in foster care. For more information, contact Linder Snider, volunteer program coordinator at 407-742-6656 or email@example.com. 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This informative Seminar will beTuesday, August 12th, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.at the Buffet City, 4551 13th St., St. Cloud, FL Tel: 407-572-8900 Fax: 407-203-7733Commited to delivery of personalized quality cardiovascular care.Aamir Javaid, M.D. 1136 Cypress Glen Circle Kissimmee, FL 34741(Across From The Loop)339 Cypress Parkway Suite 110 Poinciana, FL 34759 Se habla Espaol070514.SNG ObituariesFor daily obituaries and services please visit our Website: www.aroundosceola.comV ALENTIN Rosalia Fe rn ande z Va lent in, of Hi nesville, Ge or gia, passed away Su nd ay Au gust 3, 2014 at St Jo se ph's Ho spit al in Sa vannah, Ge or gia. Rosalia was bo rn Au gust 8, 1929 in Is ab ela, Puerto Rico to Bald om ero and Ju stin a Se rr ano Fe rn ande z. She wa s a comm unican t of th e Ca th olic Ch ur ch Rosalia was pr eceded in de at h by h er pa re n ts; a so n, Angel Ra mon Va lent in; an d siblings, Ju an Ba ut ista Ed win, Ca rlos and Ma ri a Theresa. Su rv ivors incl ude he r hu sband of 63 ye ars, Ange l Va lent in Pe re z; da ug ht er s Na nc y Sanchez an d Lo urdes Va lent in; a so n, Iv an Va lent in; siblings Blanca, Ed it h, Bald om er o and He ct or ; gr andchi ld re n, Lisa, Angela, An th on y, Br ia n, Da vid, Rosa na Kimb erly As hley an d Andr ew ; gr ea t gr and ch ildr en, Yv ette, Amani Alexander Alissa n dra Ja den, Na dia, Arianna, Ja xs on and Je r emiah ; severa l nieces, neph ews an d clos e family friends A re membrance se rv ice will be held Sa turd ay Au gust 9, 2014 at 12:00 p .m., at Saint Rose of Lima Ch ur ch in Po inciana, FL. To of fer co ndolence s on line to the family or to sign the on line guest boo k, pl ease visi t: fairha venf uneralh ome. ne t Fa irha ven Fu n eral Ho me & Crem at or y Gar den Ci ty GA 912-964-2862 ZA TO RSKI Fr an k L. Za torski, 77, of Kissimm ee FL, passed away Tu esda y, Ju ly 29, 2014. He is su rv iv ed by his be lo ve d wi fe of 55 ye ars Ca roly n (K ar is); lo vi ng fa ther of Jo an (M ark) Ce rra of Orland o, Ba rbara of Kissimm ee Jo hn of Mu skegon, MI, Ji m (Glo ria) of Au ro ra, IL, an d Be th of Glendale, CA ; cher ishe d gr andf at her of Gina and Sama nt ha Ce rra, Br ieAnn No rt he y, an d Aaro n, Cale b, Eliz ab et h and Grace Za torski. Fr an k was bo rn on Au gust 25, 1936 to Lo uis and Ma ry Za torski in Ha mm ond, IN He is also su rv ived by hi s sister Ca therine (Art ) Wi lkin so n and his brot he r Lo u (A gnes) wh o live in In diana, as we ll as ma ny nieces and nephews. He was a memb er of th e Knig hts of Co lu mbus at Ho ly Cr oss Ch ur ch and a volu nt e er at the Na ti on al Sh rine of Ma ry Queen of the Un iver se in Orland o. He was a devo te d hu sband, fa ther an d gr andf at he r. Fr an k had a passio n fo r life and will be sadl y missed by all wh o knew and lo ve d him. 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Page B6, To Place Your Ad Here Call 407-846-7600 O SCEOLA O SCEOLA Visit AroundOsceola.com and check out the Whats Cookin page for fantastic recipes that you and your family will enjoy. Watch on-line videos that guide you through each step of the cooking process. Its entertaining and informative. Weve added an exciting new Lifestyles feature for our readers! With over 700 professionally lmed HD videos with new ones added weekly, and over 3,000 text recipes for download. Each video recipe is accompanied by a list of ingredients and step by step instructions. Visit www.aroundosceola.com In the Lifestyles section. Whats On The Side? Ingredients1 hass avocado 2 tablespoon avocado puree (avocado and lemon juice emulsion) 1 cup king crab meat 1/4 cup shaved fennel Pinch of scallions Pinch of chives 1 large lettuce leaf 1 teaspoon lemon oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons Passion fruit vinaigrette Crispy wontons Salt and pepper to tasteInstructions1. Remove the pit from the avocado, as well as removing the avocado from its skin using either a spoon, or your hands. 2. Grill the avocado until it begins to soen, and the fat caramelizes. 3. Smear avocado puree on the plate before placing down the avocado. 4. Place the lettuce leaf on the avocado, retaining the small cup shape in the middle. 5. Remove tendons and/or bones from the crab meat, and mix the meat with fennel, scallions, chives, lemon juice, lemon oil, salt and pepper. 6. Place the mixture on top of the lettuce leaf, and garnish with micro greens. 7. Drizzle Passion fruit sauce on the plate, and add wontons on the side for scooping Use fresh avocado and crab meat to make this dish extra special and delicious! Note: You may substitute king crab for your favorite crab meat.Grilled Avocado SaladZucchini BrowniesIngredients1/2 cup butter, melted 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 1 1/2 cups shredded zucchini 1 egg 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups whole wheat our 1/2 cup chocolate chipsInstructions1. Mix butter, sugar, and cocoa. 2. Stir in zucchini, egg, salt, and vanilla. 3. Gradually mix in our until well combined. 4. Mix in chocolate bits, stirring until just combined. 5. Pour batter onto a greased 9x13 inch pan for thin brownies, or a smaller pan for thicker brownies. Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Pan Seared Scallops e North Atlantic scallop is a versatile seafood that can be cooked multiple ways and are loved by some people who do not normally eat seafood or shellsh. Frying and baking are favorite methods to prepare scallops but many prefer pan searing. If done properly this method of cooking will seal in the juices and avors of the scallop. North Atlantic sea scallops should not be confused with the much smaller bay scallops. ey are harvested from Nova Scotia to Virginia, are the largest scallops sold in the U.S., averaging 10/40 count per pound. By comparison bay scallops typically run 80/120 per pound. Scallops are most commonly harvested using scallop dredges or bottom trawls. Recently, scallops harvested by divers, hand-caught on the ocean oor, have entered the marketplace. In contrast to scallops captured by a dredge across the sea oor, diver scallops tend to be less gritty. In this recipe Chef Sean Demers of Keons Bistro starts with U 12 size scallops, meaning that there are about 12 per pound. e secret is to start with what is known as a dry scallop, meaning that they have no extra water injected into them. If you use a wet scallop, or one with too much water inside, the heat will boil the scallop during cooking, making it tough and less pleasing to eat. Two quick tips to sauting. You want the pan to be hot before placing the scallops to cook, otherwise they may stick to the pan. For this reason be sure to use an oil with a high smoke point, not an oil like extra virgin oil. Sean uses a 90/10 oil blend, meaning that it is 90% high smoke point oil like canola and 10% olive oil. When you see the oil just begin to smoke, that is when the pan is ready.Instructions1. Heat a large skillet over high heat until very hot. Add the oil and swirl it around in the pan until the pan is evenly coated with the oil. 2. Season the scallops with salt and pepper and place in the pan away from the re to avoid aming. Cook the scallops over high heat until golden brown. 3. Turn the scallops over and place the pan in a 375 degree oven for approximately 4 minutes or until done. Remove from the oven and keep warm. Whats For Dessert?Ingredients1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 pounds dry sea scallops, U-10s (16-20) To taste Kosher salt To taste black pepper, fresh ground 1 tablespoon chopped chives for garnish when plating
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