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PRSRT-STD U.S. Postage Paid Clermont, FL Permit #280 Postal Customer Clermont, FL 34711 presort standard mail Clermont, FL Permit No. 280U.S. POSTAGE PAID Lake kicks off camp season PLACES TO GO Other traditional summer camps in Lake County include: Camp Horizon in Leesburg, featuring one-week overnight camps with swimming, water ski ing, tubing, canoeing, wall climb ing, archery, soccer, basketball, handicrafts and spiritual activi ties. Visit for details. Camp Montessori Day Camp in Leesburg with sports and games, arts and crafts, archery, water fun and pony rides. Go to www. for details. THERESA CAMPBELL and AUSTIN FULLER A mid ma jestic oaks and tall pine trees, Camp Gene va came to life this week with sounds of kids laughing as they frolicked in the pool and played water sports on the camps picturesque lake. Its summer camp season in Lake County. We are excited about it, said Peter Miraglia, director of Camp Geneva, the 100-acre Fruitland Park camp located off of Spring Lake Road. The camp serves 100 local kids for summer day camp, while hundreds more campers from all over the country will come for week-long overnight stays in the cabins and dormitories and enjoy a a rope course, basketball, ping pong, ball elds, amphitheater, dining hall and more. We have 16 groups coming for the summer. Theyre com ing from all over the place, he said, including campers from Tennessee, Georgia and as far south as Miami. Were getting a lot of great feedback from the kids, Mi raglia said of the camps rst week for the 2014 season. Theyre have a really good time and their parents were just ecstatic about being able to have a summer camp pro gram here locally, because a lot of them have to work and they wanted a safe environment for their kids to be able to come out and have a good time. Camp Geneva has been a popular site for more than 40 years, drawing thousands of campers from all over the PHOTOS BY BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL ABOVE: Kids jump into the pool at Camp Geneva in Fruitland Park on Thursday. BELOW: JROTC cadets from East River High School in Orlando stand by their canoes before going out on the water at Camp La-No-Che in Paisley. LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer Sheriff Gary Borders has proposed a $3.2 million budget increase for scal year 2014-15 budget to boost salaries for all employees. We are starting to lose good, quality dep uty sheriffs, not only to the private sector but to local police depart ments, Borders said. We have got to be com petitive in our salaries so we can not only hire but retain good, quality employees. The Sheriffs Ofce has had no pay increas es in the last ve years, according to Lt. John Herrell, spokesman for the sheriff. Compared with 12 Lake County cities, LCSO ranked sixth in highest annual start ing salaries for ofcers. The cities of Clermont, Mount Dora, Grove land, Lady Lake and Leesburg have higher salaries. Borders said he is concerned because 10 deputies have left in the past year. A total of 648 employ ees work at the LCSO: 267 in law enforcement, 168 in corrections and 213 in civilian positions. A starting LCSO dep uty makes $35,485, the same as a ve-year deputy, Borders said. They put their life on the line every day to go out and do a good job for the citizens of this county. We have to start working on increases in deputy salaries to pay them a decent income for the job they do. They have a dangerous job and we are just behind. Herrell said the $3.2 million increase will TAVARES Proposed budget increase would boost salaries DAILY COMMERIAL FILE PHOTO Lake County Sheriffs Sgt. Michael Marden works trafc duty in Leesburg. MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer A Georgia man was jailed on vehicular homicide charges last week for his involvement in a 2011 chain-reaction crash that damaged six vehicles on U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont and resulted in the death of a local woman. Christopher Steven Phillips, 23, of Euharlee, Ga., was re leased from the Lake County jail after posting a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to be arrainged on June 23. Kantilal Patel, 78, was killed in the crash on Nov. 25, 2011. According to earlier in terviews, Sgt. Kim Mon tes, a Florida Highway Pa trol spokeswoman, said Phillips was approaching a red light at Citrus Tow er Boulevard, when for an un known reason, (he) failed to see the stopped trafc. The front left of the pick-up truck Phillips was driving struck the right rear of a car driven by Steven Koonter of Louisville, Ky. Phillips continued northbound and then struck Patels van, causing it to hit a sports utility vehicle driven by Ronald Huber of Davenport. The front of the SUV then hit a van driven by Valerie Livingston of Cl ermont and her vehi cle struck an SUV driv en by Simone Ambrose of Howey-in-the-Hills. Phillips was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in seri ous condition, while Huber, Koon ter and three of Koonters passen gers sustained minor injuries. Phillips was arrested May 31 after the FHP investigation was completed and reviewed by the State Attorneys Ofce. CLERMONT Man charged in fatal pile-up PHILLIPS SEE CAMP | A2 SEE BUDGET | A8


A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, June 11, 2014 CLERMONT Registration available for football and cheerleading Registration is open for the 2014 Pop Warner tackle football and com petitive cheerleading programs. The coaching staff will lead practic es on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Highlander Field, 301 Pitt St., in Clermont. For information or to get a registra tion package, go to www.clermont, email Clermontknights@ or call 352-394-8693 CLERMONT Juneteenth event scheduled for Saturday Tim Murray from Christian Men in Action, 1st Sergeant John Russell and Trooper Richard Wilder will take part in the event, featuring es says on Juneteenth written and read by students, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clermont Community Center, 620 W. Montrose St. Refreshments and a silent auction will also be available. For information, call 352-241-6123 or 352-404-9317. MINNEOLA NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition is Saturday Young football fans are invited to show their football skills when the South Lake Cowboys host the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition Saturday at the Minneola Athletic Complex. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15. The competition allows youngsters to showcase their talents in punting, passing and kicking with scores based on distance and accuracy. All partic ipants are required to bring a copy of their birth certicate for age verica tion and wear tennis shoes. No cleats are allowed. For information, call Steve Austad at 407-467-8228. Entry forms are avail able online at or at WINTER GARDEN Garden Theatre hosts Bluegrass Concert Series The Garden Theatre has announced its rst-ever Bluegrass Concert Series, from June 14 through Aug. 3 at Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., with headliners, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, The Roys and the Sweeney Family Band. The Bluegrass Pass, $65, allows the audience members to catch every pluck and strum all series long. Regular tickets range in price from $15 to $25, and may be purchased at or at the box ofce at 407-877-4736. Group rates are also available. GROVELAND Kindergarten registration available through Thursday Kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year is available through Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at Groveland Elementary School, 930 Parkwood St. Students must turn 5 years old by Sept. 1 to register. Parents and guard ians should bring a birth certicate, updated shot record, recent physical documentation, proof of address such as a lease agreement or utility bill and the childs Social Security card. For information, call 352-429-2472. CLERMONT Caribbean and Jerk Festival scheduled for Saturday The third annual Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival, pre sented by the Caribbean American Association of Lake County, is from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at Waterfront Park in Clermont. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children under 10 years old. Parking is free. Events include a cook-off compe tition, Caribbean cuisine, live reggae music, gospel and steel bands. For information, email caalc@live. com, go to or call 352-978-0813. Area Briefs What south Lake residents are saying about ... ANGELS Do you believe in angels? Yes. I have been saved many times by my guard ian angel, Cadam. He comforts me when I feel sad or frightened. God loves me so much He gave me Cadam. DAVID PERRY CLERMONT My son Davids experi ence has taught me that angels must be present, because he has been saved so many times from inju ry or death. BOB PERRY CLERMONT Yes I believe in an gels. When I was grow ing up I didnt know there was such a thing as an gels. I heard about an gels in school and I asked my mama. She said, ab solutely, they watch over you. LILLY ARNONE CLERMONT I believe in angels. I read the book Heaven is for Real, and it seems like its possible. LARA HENSCHEL WINTER GARDEN Word on the Street Missing your South Lake Press? Call us. To request home delivery or to report a missed paper,call 787-0600 or toll-free at 877-702-0600. More information about circulation on Page A4 country. We have so many kids who come through the facility and the program, but what I am really most excited about this year is being able to really reach out to the lo cal community and get them in volved, he said. The people who live around us our friends and our neighbors can come and en joy our facility. Camp Geneva is adding a zip line through a wooded landscape and a paintball course, which is expected to be completed in the fall. Were also going to be start ing an after-school program this fall with lots of new and exciting things, Miraglia said, including a Little Village for preschoolers ages 2-5, which will feature a childrens theater and themed playground. And while summer camp is in session, Miraglia said Camp Gene va is also providing summer jobs for eight teens from the local high schools. Some 14 college students will be getting paid to work at Easter Seals Camp Challenge in Sorrento when camp begins Sunday. The 63-acre campus serves kids with disabilities. Michael Slaymaker, vice presi dent of development and planned giving of Easter Seals Florida Inc., believes Camp Challenge will pro vide an incredible experience for the college students hired to assist the campers. Many of them have decided that is going to be their vocation, and how wonderful, he said. They might not have had the opportu nity to spend four weeks caring or working with children with disabil ities, so this really gives them the hands-on job duties and they get to learn what it is all about. Two of the college students hired to work at the camp are from Bea con College in Leesburg, while the camp has also hired students from Lake-Sumter State College in re cent years. Its great when you can use home-grown talent to help us out, he said. Camp Challenge will run through July 11. Its great for them to build their independence, he said, saying the camp also provides a much needed break for the caregivers. I dont think people conceptual ize how much time that it takes to be a caregiver or a parent of some body with a disability. Its a 24/7 job and to have a week or two off of that duty and to have your time to regenerate and some respite is so badly needed, and that is what Camp Challenge offers the parents and the caregivers, he said. At Camp La-No-Che, the Boy Scouts of America campground in Paisley, returning campers on June 8 will nd a second pool, a new bathhouse, beach volleyball area and a new pump and storage building. These improvements cost ap proximately $1 million and were paid for by Daytona Beachs Brown & Brown Insurance, the companys board chairman, Hyatt Brown and his wife Cici, according to Matt Ra gan, the camps director and head of support services for the Central Florida Council for Boy Scouts of America. The pool, which has a new wa ter slide, is 124 feet long and 75 feet wide, said Art Shippee, the camps facility manager. It can hold 200,000 gallons and is handicap accessible. The new bathhouse is 4,300 square feet, and the pump and storage building is 864 square feet, Shippee said. In addition to giving the camp more swimming opportunities, Ra gan said the second pool will be used to teach scuba diving, snor keling and lifesaving. And then also it gives them an opportunity to come out and just have fun, especially with the addi tion of the water slide, Ragan said. The camp also is working on a $25,000 adventure tower which should be done by the third week of camp. The tower will be used for rappelling and a zip line will be added before next years summer camp. The tower was funded by three families and the Knights of Pythias organization, Ragan said. Camp ofcials also have expand ed the camps lakefront area and added a pavilion. Ofcials are currently looking for $1 million to enhance the camps Native American area and another $700,000 to renovate a hall to make it more of a training center, with air conditioning and better class rooms, Ragan said. The camp will employ 125 staff this summer, compared with about 100 in the past, and about 30 ad ditional youth volunteers will be used at various times during the summer. According to Ragan, about 35 to 40 of those employees come from north Lake County. The camp expects 4,200 youth campers and about 1,000 adult leaders to show up throughout the summer for week-long stays. CAMP FROM PAGE A1 BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL Kevin Murphy, one of the founders of Triple Eagle Experiences, a company that specializes in building challenge courses, works on the rappelling tower being built at Camp La-No-Che in Paisley. I dont think people conceptualize how much time that it takes to be a caregiver or a parent of somebody with a disability. Its a 24/7 job and to have a week or two off of that duty and to have your time to regenerate and some respite is so badly needed, and that is what Camp Challenge offers the parents and the caregivers. Michael Slaymaker


Wednesday, June 11, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A3 Free speech is not free The May 16 column by Cal Thomas, Free speech not so free when discussing gay rights, in the Daily Commercial real ly hits it. Free speech is up against a strong adversary the folks who will not allow anyone to say something they dont want to hear. To them, good words are bad, and bad, lthy words and sin-lled living are all OK. So no, only the sinful side of life is OK and Christians and good folks are to be kept quiet. Is that the way it has become? What should one expect these days when anything goes except for free speech thats clean and helpful? May the good Lord help us! ELMER A. WOLFORD | Mount Dora Honoring womens voices in politics Five years before President Franklin Roosevelts death, on May 24, 1940, he and his wife, Eleanor, welcomed women from the Womens Division of the Democratic National Committee. The women were visiting Washington, D.C., to participate in the Democratic National Convention. The Roosevelts planned on touring with 100 guests from this group at the White House. The president also planned on meeting them in the executive ofce to chat. They were delighted when more than 4,000 of these women signed up to chat with the president. The Roosevelts had to arrange to meet with the women in another location in order to accommodate the large numbers. Because of the politi cal engagement the women ex hibited, Eleanor Roosevelt suc cessfully advocated for May 24 to be established as Democratic Womens Day. This year, the Florida Democratic Womens Club de clared the entire month of May as Democratic Womens Month. We honor President and Eleanor Roosevelt for recognizing the importance of womens voices in politics. NANCY HURLBURT | Leesburg The false mythology of Ronald Reagan If Ronald Reagan were alive today, he would be over 100 years old. Conservatives would praise and applaud his every sentence no matter what he said. Today, many Republicans claim that the Gipper was a con servative, as often happens they fail to list his other deeds. For example, conserva tives want to cut taxes be cause, they say, it will unleash the free enterprise muscle power of American business. Conservatives rarely mention some other facts about Reagan, such as his approval of rais ing taxes 11 times while he was president. Sen. Alan Simpson said, Reagan was never afraid to raise taxes. Doug Brinkley, who edited Reagans memoirs, said those who say Reagan was an ti-tax are blinded by his false mythology. They are spinning cloth out of thin air. In reality, Reagan tripled the national debt. After Reagans 1981 tax cuts, unemploy ment soared. He added the Department of Veterans Affairs, which cost over $90 billion and added 300,000 new government employees. Reagan signed a bill to le galize abortions. His military build-up also built up the debt. Reagan funneled weapons to Iran in exchange for American hostages in a major scandal. Reagan funded the anti-Sovi et Islamist Mujahideen with bil lions of taxpayer dollars. In re turn, the Taliban and Osama bin Laden attacked American forces and brought about the George W. Bush 10-year war in the Middle East. Bush said, Mission Accomplished! Unfortunately, many conser vatives want to replicate those Reagan days. Maybe those Republicans do not know what Reagan did to this nation. ROBERT WESOLOWSKI | The Villages W hat a difference an election year make s. Last year, Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $368 million from the state budget. His ve toes included a number of projects intended to improve water quality. In explaining the veto, Scott wrote that many water projects didnt pro vide a signicant return for the investment. Since that time, Scott has either found reli gion on the water issue or simply decided the vetoes werent worth the blowback in an elec tion year. On Monday, Scott vetoed nearly $69 million from the $77 billion state budget for the upcom ing scal year. It was Scotts lowest veto total since taking ofce and spared local water proj ects, including $300,000 to fund a study of alter native water supplies for south Lake County. Scott didnt hold a public signing of the bud get but issued a press release that touted the environmental funding it contained. The bud get will ensure we are good environmental stewards so future generations can continue to enjoy our natural resources, he wrote. The reality is that at a time when the state has a $1.2 billion surplus, the budget hardly makes up for years of cuts to environmental programs. While the budget included more than $250 mil lion for Everglades restoration, the $30 million slated for springs protection will barely make a dent in the damage caused by decades of exces sive pollution and pumping. Ofcials from the states ve water manage ment districts had estimated it would take at least $120 million to start reversing that dam age. Nearly $380 million would have been ded icated to the effort from an existing real-estate tax if a springs bill had passed. Scott himself had asked for $55 million for springs in his proposed budget. But he failed to do anything to make that happen or get the springs bill passed. The budget also falls short in the area of land conservation. It guarantees $17.5 million in funding toward the Florida Forever initiative, spending another $40 million only if it can be generated through the sale of non-conservation state property. The budget provides further reason for sup porting Amendment 1 in November. The mea sure would create a dedicated funding source for land conservation, projected to be worth more than $10 billion over two decades. As for the governor, hes at least progressed beyond the rhetoric that water-quality projects dont provide a return on the investment. Yet while his lighter veto touch bodes well for the Florida environment, it would be better if the governor actually showed some leadership in pushing lawmakers to dedicate more than the minimum toward protecting our springs. YOUR EDITORIAL BOARD STEVE SKAGGS ....................................... PUBLISHER TOM MCNIFF .................................. EXECUTIVE EDITOR SCOTT CALLAHAN ................................. NEWS EDITOR WHITNEY WILLARD ........................... COPY DESK CHIEF GENE PACKWOOD ...................... EDITORIAL CARTOONIST O PINION WHATS YOUR OPINION? The SOUTH LAKE PRESS invites you to write letters to the editor expressing your original thoughts on topics of public interest. Letters should be no longer than 350 words. They must be original, signed with the full name of the writer, and include the writers address and telephone number for verication. We reserve the right to edit for length to make room for more letters. Letters also will be edited for grammar, clarity, taste and libel. We accept no more than two letters per month from the same writer. No open letters, form letters or copies of letters to third parties will be published. We do not publish unsigned letters. Submissions are not returned. We retain the right to archive and republish any material submitted for publication. You can submit your letters by: Email (preferred) to: By regular mail to: Letters to the Editor, 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34711 By fax to: 352-394-8001 EDITORIALS Editorials are the consensus opinion of the editorial board, not any individual. They are written by the editorial staff but are not signed. GUEST COLUMNS If you would like to submit a guest column on a local, state or national issue, email your submission to southlakepress@dailycom, or mail it to Letters to Editor, 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34711. Guest columns should be limited to 550 words in length. The writer also must submit a recent photograph to be published with the column, as well as a brief biographical sketch. OUR VIEW If you know of a veteran living in Lake, Sumter or Marion counties whose name should be added to the Lake County Veter ans Memorial, call 352-314-2100, or go to to www.lake vet CALLING ALL VETERANS S OUTH LAKE PRESS Your community newspaper for more than 100 years. 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34712-0868 352-394-2183 Fax: 352-394-8001 The South Lake Press is published weekly by Halifax Media Group at 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, Florida 34711. Standard mail postage (Permit #280) is paid at the United States Post Ofce, Clermont, FL 34711. The South Lake Press is mailed to subscribers and is also distributed at newsstand locations throughout the region. All material contained in this edition is property of Halifax Media Group, and is protected under the copy right laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. YOUR OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR The shame of the VA scandal Ronald Reaga n was to tally correct when he said, Government is not the solu tion, it is the problem. The latest example, which is even causing some Democratic politicians to wince al though their wincing has more to do with re-election concerns is the absolute shame of the VA debacle. Even all of the left-leaning media, newspapers and TV networks are nding it hard to protect the Obama crowd from this scandal. There are nearly 9 million unionized government employ ees on the VA payroll. It appears that no one but our good Lord can re any of them not even an act of Congress. I personally had a son-inlaw die while in VA care and have seen data entry operators destroy their assigned work in trash cans. I know a VA phar macist who went to work only on overtime days. None of these transgressions come close to what the public i s now learning. Being a simple, conserva tive-thinking person, I ask, why do we need govern ment-owned and govern ment-staffed VA centers? Why do we need 9 million more government employees? Who in their right minds can con clude that government can function as well as, or bet ter than, proven, privately run medical centers, where incom petence, laziness and fraud are promptly dealt with? Why cant each retired vet re ceive a Blue Cross/Blue Shield card for admittance to any pri vate medical facility, to re place the taxpayer expense of 9 million government em ployees, with billions of dol lars left over? Why are the wel fare recipients in our country eligible but not our deserving veterans? Further, selling the VA cen ters to private medical centers should be an easy and prot able task. Knowing all of the government ineptitude, our politicians still went ahead with Obamacare. Was that all stupidity, or just lust for power? CLINTON GEORGE FISH | Tavares LETTER of the WEEK FILE PHOTO Governors budget light on environmental protection


A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, June 11, 2014 LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer After ling the paper work two weeks ago, Orange County Sher iff Capt. Sandy Carpen ter has withdrawn his bid to run for the Lake County Commission District 2 seat against incumbent Commis sioner Sean Parks, ac cording to the Supervi sor of Elections ofce. In 2012, Carpenter ran for Lake County sheriff against in cumbent Sheriff Gary Borders. In the August 2012 primary election, Carpenter re ceived 32 percent of the vote, com pared with 67 percent for Borders. Messages left for Car penter were not returned. Other races shaping up so far include: County Commis sion District 4 Com missioner Leslie Cam pione will face Thomas Henry Poole Jr., a senior pastor of Mount Moriah Church in Wildwood and son of Thomas Henry Poole Sr., a prominent NAACP civil rights leader and teach er who fought for civil rights after integration in Eustis. Poole is run ning as a candidate with no party afliation. County Judge Judge Terry T. Neal will face Daniel David Ar cher Lake County School Board District 1 member Bill Mathias is facing John Ardizone; District 3 School Board Member Tod How ard is facing Jamie Ma ret Hanja and Marc An thony Dodd; and Nancy Muenzmay and Stepha nie Ann Luke are vying for the District 5 seat held by Kyleen Fisch er, who is not seeking re-election. The qualifying period ends June 20. National Louis University Florida Regional CenterSince 1886, National Louis University has been in teacher education and professional development.Do You Have a Plan For Your Future? Classes start June 28th!Attend an Information Session at:Lake Learning Resource Center510 South Palm Avenue Howey in the Hills, FL 34737 Thursday, June 12thM.Ed./Ed.S. Educational Leadership: 4:30pm M.Ed. Teaching, Learning & Assessment: 5:00pmTo make a reservation for the meeting, contact: rfntbntttrfnnt bfbffb fffnnf bbffnnb tf Dr. Ray now teaming up with Dr. Bandur and Business Consultant Jeff Demps in a new venture KNEEWORKS!From left: Kneeworks staff Dr. Joe Bandur (top left), Receptionist Allyson Bonville, Business Associate Kenneth Huffstutler, promoter and Professional football player with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Jeff Demps (front center), Director of Business Development Steve Pisarkiewicz and Dr. Mike Ray (far right).Call us 1-844-KNEEWORKS (1-844-563-3967)17307 Pagonia Drive, Ste. 103, Clermont, FL 34711 IN MEMORY DEATH NOTICES Jack Lee Anderson Jack Lee Anderson, 83, of Belleview, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Fu nerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Stanley A. Bazan Sr. Stanley A. Bazan, Sr., 79, of The Villages, died Thursday June 5, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Fu nerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Joseph V. Bedgood Joseph V. Bedgood, 74, of Webster, died Sat urday May 31, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Fu neral Home and Cre mation Services, Wild wood. Alberta L. Benn-Edwards Alberta L. Benn-Ed wards, 82, of Mount Dora, died Wednesday, May 4, 2014. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Apopka. George Devon Brown George Devon Brown, 89, of Groveland, died Monday, June 2, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Lees burg. Valarie Carter Valarie Carter, 54, of Wildwood, died Wednesday, June 4, 2014. Jacobs Funeral Home, Brooksville. Connie Louise Centers Connie Louise Cen ters, 73, of Leesburg, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors. Eus tis. Eddy James Conners Eddy James Conners, 54, of Leesburg, died Friday, May 30, 2014. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations, Leesburg. Denise Elaine Cruz Denise Elaine Cruz, 54, of Windermere, died Saturday, May 31, 2014. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations, Leesburg. Brittany Anitra Duncan Brittany Anitra Dun can, 23, of Groveland died Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Floyds Funeral Home, Clermont. Alvin E. Dunnem Alvin E. Dunnem, 74, of Summereld, died Friday, May 30, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Fu nerals and Cremations, Wildwood. Mary Ann Green Mary Ann Green, 64, of Eustis, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Direc tors, Eustis. Daniel Patrick Hall Daniel Patrick Hall, 67 of Sorrento, died Thurs day, June 5, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatil la. Betty M. Junker Betty M. Junker, 94, of Leesburg, died Satur day, June 7, 2014. PageTheus Funerals and Cremations, Leesburg. Jean Evelyn Ladesic Jean Evelyn Ladesic, 83, of Astor, died Tues day, June 3, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Astor. Evelyn Jane Lee Evelyn Jane Lee, 83, of Umatilla, died, Wednes day June 4, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatil la. LeRoy Edward Mohrman LeRoy Roy Edward Mohrman, 85, of The Villages, died Monday, June 2, 2014. Banks/ Page-Theus Funerals and Cremations, Wild wood. Julia Rosario Padilla Julia Rosario Padilla, 65, of Bronx, NY, died Thursday, May 29, 2014. Page-Theus Funerals & Cremations. Beyonce Samya Reddick Beyonce Samya Red dick, 12, of Leesburg, died Saturday, May 31, 2014. Marvin C. Zan ders Funeral Home, Apopka. Russell D. Schaffer Russell D. Russ Schaffer, 79, of Grand Island, died Monday, June 2, 2014. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Direc tors, Eustis. Dale Steffens Dale Steffens, 80, of Leesburg, died Wednes day, June 4, 2014. Hard en/Pauli Funeral Home. Eustis. MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer A 19-year-old man is back in custody after he reportedly slipped out of his handcuffs and es caped from Groveland police only to be cap tured again following a several-hour manhunt involving various law enforcement agencies. Police said Mohamed Haniff, of Clermont, was arrested on accu sations of kidnapping his former girlfriend on June 3. He was brought to the police depart ment building in the 400 block of We st Orange Avenue and hand cuffed to a bench at about 7:40 p.m. Police said Haniff managed to slip the hand cuff over his left wrist and run out the back door. Accord ing to an arrest afdavit, a police ofcer ran after Haniff as he ed on foot across East Orange Av enue, through the Mc Donalds parking lot, ran across State Road 50 and ducked to a heavi ly wooded area north of West Broad Street. Following a threehour search that in cluded the Lake Coun ty Sheriffs Ofce and Florida High way Patrol, as well as helicopters and bloodhounds, a K-9 tracked the suspect and Han iff was re-arrest ed. After being treat ed for a dog bite, he was taken back to the police department. Haniff was charged with resisting arrest and escape, as well as kid napping, burglary, bat tery, assault, false im prisonment and grand theft, the latter six charges stemming from last weeks incident with his former girlfriend. GROVELAND Man recaptured after escape HANIFF TAVARES Carpenter withdraws bid for commission seat CARPENTER


Wednesday, June 11, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A5 LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer Running on the theme Lets Keep Working, Gov. Rick Scott continued to hit the campaign trail June 4, mak ing a stop at Mathias Food service Equipment Co. in Leesburg. Scott highlighted the im portance of small businesses to the economy, calling them the backbone of jobs. He spoke of ways he has been able to make the state a more business-friendly envi ronment by cutting taxes 40 times, eliminating 3,000 reg ulations, streamlining the permitting process and pay ing down more than $7 mil lion worth of debt. The economy has re bounded, he said, emphasiz ing increased home sales and tourism, as well as funding for education. The governor said he is continuing to support small businesses, saying his pol icies have created 600,000 jobs. All businesses start as small businesses, he said. Somebody is willing to put up their money, take a risk with a bank and mortgage their house. They are willing to put their money up and see if they can make some thing happen. The endeavor is tough, Scott added. Weve got to make sure this is the best place for small businesses if we want it to be the best place for jobs, he said. Lake County Commission Chairman Jimmy Conner, state representatives Mar lene OToole, R-The Villag es, Larry Metz, R-Yalaha and Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, all endorsed the governor at the event. Conner spoke about the importance of jobs, empha sizing that kids suffer the most when their parents dont have jobs. Highlighting the 2014 Leg islative session during the governors stop, Metz lauded several local projects fund ed in the $77 billion budget, including $3 million for con struction of a new science lab at the south Lake campus of Lake-Sumter State Col lege to jump start a magnet school and $500,000 for the Center for Advanced Manu facturing at Lake Technical College, which is a partner ship between the county and tech school to train workers in manufacturing, machin ing and welding. Metz said after the event that the magnet school is an important educational pro gram that will help students get industry certicates or associate degrees. It is a very important pri ority for the whole educa tional system, he said. In an interview after his speech, the governor cit ed how Mathias Foodser vice, which designs kitchens for the hospitality industry worldwide, is an example of a small business, and the state has to continue to help in making their job easier. Asked about his approval Gov. Rick Scott makes campaign stop in Leesburg BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL Gov. Rick Scott speaks at the Mathias Food Service and Equipment Company in Leesburg, on June 4. Scott stopped at the local company as part of his Lets Keep Small Businesses Working tour. SEE SCOTT | A7


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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A7 Selected from Historic Downtown Clermont's 80-plus members, we're pleased to present the CDP Featured Business of the Month...FINDERS KEEPERSFINDERS KEEPERS was opened on November 1, 2010 on 8th and Montrose streets in Historic Downtown Clermont. Owner, Pat Matson, who retired after 30 years in the corporate business world, decided she could finally follow her dream of owning her own small business. Not exactly sure what Finders Keepers would be today it has evolved into a Unique Gift, Home Dcor and gently used Furniture boutique. Customers enjoy the unique items they can purchase at Finders Keepers and appreciate the ever turning inventory with new items being introduced daily. According to Pat finding the treasures and merchandising them is what she loves to do. Selling is just something I have to do to stay in business she laughs. Having expanded twice in the past 4 years, Pat contributes her success to her husband Bobs support and the assistance of her baby girl, as she refers to her, Jennifer Silva. Jen is really the salesperson, she is a real go getter and is always here for me. We are all a great team that makes FINDERS KEEPERS the success that it is. Whether you are looking for a birthday or wedding gift, something funny to give to someone or great furniture for your home FINDERS KEEPERS is where you will find it. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you will be greated by the smiles of either Pat or Jen and usually on Sundays both will be in the boutique. Stop in and say Hi, you never know what you may find. Pat and her husband Bob Matson have lived in Clermont for the past 11 years and have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. When not working they love to travel and are getting ready for a three week Norway trip in July. Not to worry FINDERS KEEPERS will be open in the capable hands of Jen. To be sure there will be a huge sale when momma is gone. LOOKING FOR PARTS? SEE JULIE (352) 394-6111 Montrose St. mida 3I have parts for all major appliances and air conditioning and authorized repair service too! of $300,000 to fund the South Lake Regional Water Initiatives study of alternative water supplies for south Lake County, Scott said it was a priority because water is the biggest issue in the state right now. He added he has put forward other measures such as funding for the cleanup of the springs. There will be a de mand for an addition al 300 million gallons of water a day in 2035, but the Floridan Aquifer, the current tradition al source, will be able to provide only about 50 million gallons, accord ing to water experts. Metz said it is import ant the legislative dele gation continue to fol low up on the project. I view the job of the legislative delegation as not being complete ly over yet, he said. Af ter the money is appro priated and put into use through the contracting of the study that is re quired we want to see that it is done efcient ly and effectively and done correctly. SCOTT FROM PAGE A5 MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer One suspect has been ar rested and Lake County dep uties have identied a sec ond suspect in a shootout last week that left a convenience store and cars riddled with bullets. Howard Hermando Villegas, 26, of Clermont, was charged with two counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle, one count of shooting into an oc cupied structure and aggra vated assault with a rearm. Villegas was released from the Lake County Jail after posting a $44,000 bond. Ofcials said Thursday they are still looking for the second shooter and driv er, William Chris topher Dejesus, 31. The shootout occurred May 30 at the Sunoco gas station at 940 U.S. Highway 27. According to sheriffs de tective Clay Watkins, there was an ongoing feud between two groups. One group of ve people in a silver Chevy Impa la parked at the Sunoco about 1:30 p.m. Dejesus and Villegas report edly pulled into the parking lot in a Toyota pickup truck and began shooting at the occupants of the Chevy, which was parked at a pump. They reportedly circled the store before eeing the scene. A at tire caused by the shootout apparently pre vented the Chevy from leav ing before deputies reached the scene. A second car in the parking lot, a black Honda Civic, was also struck by bul lets. Watkins said the truck was later discovered by ofcials in the nearby Cagan Crossings apartment complex. Detec tives believe Dejesus was try ing to hide the vehicle. Watkins said blood discov ered in the truck likely came from an injury Dejesus re ceived from a ricocheted bul let. No bystanders were hit. Villegas turned himself in on the charges, but on Thurs day detectives were still look ing for Dejesus. Watkins said detectives are still trying to determine the source of the feud, but both groups have alleged ties to drug activity. We still have to dig deep er, he said. CLERMONT One wanted from gas station shootout VILLEGAS DEJESUS STEVE FUSSELL Special to The Daily Commercial The owners of the former Silver Lake Golf Course and a handful of adjoining lakefront parcels on Silver Lake Drive near Lake-Sumter State Col lege are negotiating the po tential sale of the 104-acre site to developers. Patrick Whalen, an agent with Stirling Sothebys Inter national Realty in Orlando, which is listing the property, said his clients are asking $4.5 million, or about $43,000 per acre, for the property. Silver Lake Drive is off U.S. Highway 441 and the parcel it self is north of Morningside Drive. The site, located just out side Leesburg city limits, is cur rently zoned to permit low-den sity residential development and Whalen said zoning chang es may be necessary. We are talking with county and city ofcials to determine the best future for the proper ty, he said, adding Leesburg would provide water and sew er services. The site includes approxi mately 500 feet of frontage on Silver Lake. The property owners are currently drawing up plans for the acreage, which may in clude a water amenity such as a lakefront clubhouse, mari na, water park or boat docks. Updated aerial photography was scheduled to be taken Wednesday, Whalen said. Opened in 1926 at the height of another Florida land boom Silver Lake was home to one of Floridas oldest am ateur golf tournaments by the mid-1980s, with a waiting list of potential players. The popular golf and coun try club suffered declining rev enues in the late 1990s. Pulte Homes negotiated to acquire the property in 2004 as the most recent real estate boom was peaking, but backed off. Leesburg ofcials proposed acquiring the property in 2005 for a municipal golf course but decided against it. The course closed in 2007 and declining real estate values put any po tential sale on hold, Whalen said. Lake County property re cords list the owner as James Hartman and Hartman Golf Management Inc. of Dana Point, Calif. Silver Lake course back on the market LEESBURG PHOTO COURTESY OF PATRICK WHALEN / STIRLING SOTHEBYS INTERNATIONAL REALTY The former Silver Lake Golf Course and a handful of adjoining lakefront parcels on Silver Lake Drive are listed for sale at $4.5 million.


A8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, June 11, 2014 352-394-8228Ron Becker, Director $675 allow the sheriff to raise the starting pay some this coming scal year, as well as provide tiered raises for the rest of the employees. The exact percent age rates for each cat egory of raises have not been calculated at this point, he wrote in an email. However, the largest percentage rates will go to the low er level deputies. Several county com missioners said meet ing the sheriffs re quest and other needs in the county, from IT and infrastructure to a shortfall in the parks budget, would require raising taxes. The countys bud get has an $8 million shortfall because of past declining proper ty values and the sher iffs budget increase. In order to maintain 7 percent in reserves, that shortfall must be met, according to Ste phen Koontz, budget director. According to coun ty ofcials, prelimi nary budget numbers showed there are not sufcient revenues to meet needs without a tax increase. Commissioner Les lie Campione said she did not support a tax increase. I wholehearted ly support that Lake County Sheriffs Of ce employees should have competitive wag es, she said. But I am looking for other solu tions that do not re quire a tax increase. I dont believe a tax in crease is prudent con sidering that our local economy is attempt ing to make a come back and this would be the worst time to raise taxes in Lake Coun ty. I feel it is import ant to be clear I would not support a tax in crease. Borders said in the last three years he has made about $8 million in cuts to his budget. Over the last sev en years the depart ment has reduced its ranks by 68 employees through attrition and vacancies that have re mained unlled. Borders said depu ties have also had to contend with insur ance rate increases and a new law requir ing them to contribute 3 percent of their sala ry into the Florida Re tirement System. Commissioner Tim Sullivan said the sher iffs budget is realistic. It is hard to hire the best when you are not paying as much as oth er local units, he said. That is a concern. The commission has tough budgetary deci sions ahead, Sullivan said. Probably to do ev erything that is com fortable for us we are probably looking at some kind of tax in crease, he said. Pub lic safety is right at the top of the things we are required to do. I believe if the need is there, the taxpayers understand that. Commissioner Jim my Conner said his in clination is to support the sheriffs budget. Nobody wants to raise taxes, he said. I think when the sher iff has cut his budget three years in a row, you either support the sheriff or you dont. We know continuing to cut is not sustainable, not when you are los ing deputies to six oth er cities paying more. Part of our responsibil ity is to make sure the sheriff can offer com petitive salaries. BUDGET FROM PAGE A1 Nobody wants to raise taxes. I think when the sheriff has cut his budget three years in a row, you either support the sheriff or you dont. We know continuing to cut is not sustainable, not when you are losing deputies to six other cities paying more. Part of our responsibility is to make sure the sheriff can offer competitive salaries. Commissioner Jimmy Conner MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer He was a pig literally at Saturdays corn-eating contest during Leesburgs annual down town Cornfest. Weighing about 25 pounds with white hair, hooves and a snout, Korky the pig was a last-minute addition to the con test. Organizers were impressed with the 9-month-old miniature pig after they saw him in the fes tivals pet parade, where Korkys owners had to use corn to entice him to march. His owners said Korky loves corn. We thought it would help get more contestants, said corn-eating contest organizer Rex Masterman, one of several merchants with the Downtown Leesburg Business Association. Participants were given as many ears of corn as they want ed but the objective was to eat as many ears as they could within a two-minute period. For a cob to count, it had to be stripped clean of kernels. Saturdays contest was divid ed into adult and children di visions, the latter which Korky participated in. The 10 or so chil dren in the division ate on a ta ble while Korky devoured his corn in a nearby pen. With a pig competing this year, it might be rough, said Mark Romero, as he waited for his relatives to begin competing in childrens division. Romero won the adult division last year and was also a contestant Satur day. When the contest began, the human participants raised their cobs to their mouths and start ing chewing. But most of the eyes appeared to be on Korky as his owners daughter, 12-year-old Karley, held the corn up to his snout for him to chew. When the two minutes was up, however, it was Sydney Levey, Caitlyn Wolff and Kassandra Abarca who won the childrens division after they stripped clean one ear of corn each. Korky ate about one and a half cobs of corn, but apparently neither was void of kernels. When Korkys owners held him up for pictures after the contest, they had to hurry and place him back down after he let out re peated squeals. He doesnt like losing, said owner Kevin Paulling with a laugh. Paulling also jokingly attribut ed Korkys loss to allowing chil dren at the event to feed the pet pig shortly before the contest. Paulling and his wife Kim got the pet pig last year and he has been a companion to their oth er pets, including their dog Lillie, an English springer spaniel, who they said helped to potty train Korky. The couple said Korky also likes riding a surfboard in their pool, hiding in the home and taking walks on a leash. Hes a lot of fun, Kim said. Romero won the adult division by eating three cobs of corn. In the childrens corn-shucking di vision, Jake Olivera, a 12-yearold Leesburg First Academy student, won rst place after stripping nine ears of corn clean; and Bryce Wolff, also 12, an Oak Park Middle School student, took second with eight ears. There was also a corn-shuck ing contest for adults, as well as a Cornhole Tournament, the lat ter a sanctioned event run by the Sunshine Cornhole group of Or lando. Winners were given monetary prizes. The contests were part of a busy day at the downtown Corn fest, which included more than 10,000 ears of freshly picked, tri ple-sweet Zellwood corn straight from the Lake County farm of Long & Scott. Patrons could buy bags or crates of corn ears to take home and cook, or sink their teeth into hot, buttery sweet corn on the spot and organizers had sea soning and four dipping bowls full of butter set up in front of the vendor stand. The annual Cornfest started at 8 a.m. Greg Thorpe, a Downtown Leesburg Business Association member who helped sell the corn, said at noon they had al ready went through ve gallons of butter and sold 3,000 ears. LEESBURG Swine tries to hog corn-eating contest PHOTOS BY MILLARD K. IVES / DAILY COMMERCIAL Stacey McCarthy, front, gnaws through a cob of corn during a corn-eating contest at the Leesburg annual Cornfest on Saturday. Leesburgs Cornfest had a surprise contestant in its corn-eating competition after Korky the pig decided to join.


B1 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, June 11, 2014 YOUR CONTACT FOR SPORTS SPORTS EDITOR ................. FRANK JOLLEY TELEPHONE .............................. 365-8268 FAX .......................................... 394-8001 EMAIL ......... S PORTS and LEISURE T hose who know me well know that one of my all-time fa vorite movies is For rest Gump. My roommate and I watched it three times in one weekend during my sophomore year of college. I wish I was jok ing. But anyway, remem ber the line when Tom Hanks says, I ran to get where I was going. I never thought it would take me anywhere. Thats how I felt about sports writing. When I started, I never thought it would take me any where. As a sophomore at Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, Ohio) in 2009, I got my rst writing job working as a sports re porter for the campus newspaper, The BG News I gured I would write a few articles here and there and be done with it. So I thought. The following year, I was the assistant sports editor. The year af ter that, sports editor. The next thing I knew, I was driving up to Ann Arbor, Mich., to cov er the Michigan-Bowl ing Green football game, coming home to Cleveland to cover the Mid-American Confer ence basketball tour naments and traveling to Louisville, Ky., and Columbus to cover the womens NCAA basket ball tournament. When I graduated in May 2011, it took me ve months to land a sports writing job. I had interviews for news papers in Arkansas, Il linois, Iowa, Michi gan and Pennsylvania but nothing. Then I found the Morn ing Journal in Lorain, Ohio. Finally! My search was over, and it was only 30 minutes from my home in Lakewood. During my time there I was for tunate enough to cov er two state champion ships in softball and a boys state champion ship in basketball this past March. Ill never forget when I got to meet and in terview Roberto Cle mentes son, Roberto Clemente Jr., and Len Barker, who pitched the 10th perfect game in Major League history in 1981 as a member of the Cleveland Indians. I cant forget about last summer, when the Lake Erie Crushers (an independent base ball team in the Fron tier League), played 17 innings against the Southern Illinois Min ers. The game lasted 5 hours, 47 minutes and featured 13 pitchers, 33 hits, 32 strikeouts, 19 walks and 39 runners left on base. I didnt leave the press box un til about 1:30 a.m. and was back at the eld at 10 a.m. May 16 was my last day at the Morning Journal after 31 months on the job. It was an unbelievable journey that Im truly grateful for. My reason for leaving was 16 hours and about 1,000 miles south in Leesburg. For someone whos never really left the state of Ohio oth er than to cover games, moving to Florida was a big step for me, but ul timately the right one. Not only career-wise, but physically as well. I no longer will have to break my back shovel ing my car out of 2 feet of snow four months of the year. In all seriousness, though, Id like to thank the Daily Commercial for this new opportuni ty. Im looking forward to covering the sports scene in Lake and Sum ter counties. Looks like sports writ ing has taken me some where after all. Good thing, too, because I like to run. Paul wants to hear from you! Write to him at Uncertain path leads to opportunity PAUL BARNEY SPORTS WRITER PAUL BARNEY | Staff Writer Food, music and baseball. It doesnt get much better than that. Thats exactly what Leesburg Lightning fans got on June 3 at the teams annual Meet the Players practice and dinner at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field. The dinner which was ca tered by Oakwood Smokehouse and Grill is a tradition for the Lightning, who opened their eighth season in the Florida Col legiate Summer League on June 4 with a home game against the DeLand Suns. Fans, however, got to see and meet the team a day early, giving both a chance to rekindle friend ships and establish new ones. Whenever I recruit players, we talk a lot about how much the fans love it and the mys tique here, said Leesburg coach David Therneau, who is in his fourth year with the team. Ob viously playing here is different than playing anywhere else in the league. The fans love them here. First year general manag er John Brandeburg was busy walking around the stadium in teracting with fans. Meet the Players is appro priate because most of us have never met them, Brande burg said. Half of these play ers came in last night. Some of them practiced two days ago, some of them practiced yes terday, and this is the bulk of the team. This is the rst time theyve even practiced together, so well know what we have after a couple of games. What Brandeburg and the Lighting already know is that they have the best fan base in the league. Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field is the only eld in the FCSL that offers free admission. Last season 24,000 fans packed the venue throughout the sum mer. Leesburg has led the league in attendance every year since the team joined in 2007. Many of those fans were in at tendance Tuesday night and not only got to watch practice, but heard formal introductions in cluding where each player is from and what college they at tend or will be transferring to in the fall. That includes South Lake alum David Wood. Wood played for Lake-Sumter State College this year and was a key member of the Lightning last season when they nished runners-up in the league. He went 2-0 on the mound last season for Leesburg, boast ing a 1.38 ERA while allowing four earned runs with 18 strike outs in 26 innings of work. Wood is happy to be back for another season playing in front of the home crowd. Its awesome, Wood said. I was actually in the stands watching this before and want ed to play here. Its like a goal that I achieved. Outelder and Flagler College attendee Frankie Sagarese is also one of ve returning players for the Lightning this season. Sagarese was a Futures Col legiate Baseball League call-up last summer and played a cru cial role in Leesburgs playoff run, hitting .282 with three RBI, four doubles and eight runs scored in just 11 games. Getting to the FCSL champi onship game at Tropicana Field was an experience Sagarese is hoping the team can be a part of again. After all, the Lightning have played in ve league champion ships in their brief history. Getting to play in front of a big crowd helps, too. Theyre (the fans) really inter active. They love you, they hate you, Sagarese said with a smile. At my college we dont even get a crowd like this, so its just outstanding. Its awesome that theyre really into the game. They were certainly into it at the Meet the Players event. They look forward to this, Therneau said. Theres always the build up, they always want to know whos here, like who are the players that are here, and they want to know what they can do. They enjoy seeing them work out and play, so its a big deal. Lightning season kicks off with Meet the Players BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL Pitching coach Robert Clayton throws a batting practice session during the Leesburg Lightnings Meet the Players event at Pat Thomas Stadium in Leesburg, on June 3. FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer Sammie Smith has been a positive inu ence for countless stu dent-athletes by talking openly about his life. The former Apop ka High School football standout, who went on to star at Florida State before becoming a rst round draft pick for the Miami Dolphins in 1989, had his seemingly idyllic life shattered in 1996 when he began a seven-year federal pris on sentence for pos sessing and distributing cocaine. Instead of using in carceration as an ex cuse for getting into even more trouble and becoming another pro fessional athlete to suc cumb to temptation, Smith rediscovered his religious roots. I had lost my way in life, Smith said. I got disconnected from God and had to nd my way back to Him. Once I did, my life improved imme diately. Since being released from prison, Smith has used his life experiences to help teenagers avoid the same pitfalls. He speaks to student-ath letes in his role as the Lake County area rep resentative for the Cen tral Florida Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also combines athletics and testimo nial in a variety of set tings, including activ ities and camps. His latest endeavor began Monday when the in augural Central Florida Competitors Camp got under way at the Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center in Leesburg. We want to do some thing for the local kids, Smith said. We want to help them become great young men, not just great student-ath letes. Our competitors camp can help them become better athletes through various drills and games, but it also gives me the opportu nity to talk about my life and how things went wrong and how I got back on track. Smith said the Central Florida camp is similar to the FCA National Camp in Black Mountain, N.C., which has been held for the past 50 years. Following a childhood spent in Zellwood, an unincorporated area northwest of Apopka in Orange County, Smith helped to put Apop ka High School football on the map. He earned All-American honors with his unique blend of speed and power. He was recruited by virtually every college in the country before set tling on Florida State af ter being wooed by leg endary coach Bobby Bowden. Smith played a key role in the Seminoles Ex-Florida State standout hosts inaugural Competitors Camp PHOTO COURTESY OF SAMMIE SMITH Former Florida State football player Sammie Smith speaks during a Fellowship of Christian Athletes function. SEE SMITH | B2 I had lost my way in life. I got disconnected from God and had to find my way back to Him. Once I did, my life improved immediately. Sammie Smith LEESBURG


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Biv except indigo 12345 678 9101112131415161718 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 3738 39 40414243 44 45 464748 4950 51 525354 55 56 5758 59 60 61 626364 65 66 6768 69 7071 7273 74 75 76 7778 79 8081 82838485 86 87 88 8990 91 92 93 94 959697 98 99100 101102103104 105 106 107108109110111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). Solution on page B7 becoming a national powerhouse in the late 1980s. Coach Bowden was a great re cruiter, but he was also very real, Smith said. He didnt say things just to win over parents. He said them because he meant them. If you played for Coach Bowden, you considered him a father gure. After Florida State, Smith spent four years in the National Football League. He was drafted by Miami and led the team in rushing twice before being traded to Denver. After one season with the Broncos, Smith retired and returned to Zellwood. Retirement, however, wasnt gold en for Smith. He eventually began dabbling in drugs, which led to his arrest and prison sentence. While in prison, Smith said he re connected with God and upon his release, made it his mission to be gin speaking with student-athletes at numerous FCA functions. Smith said his message is simple. I speak about redemption and the importance of staying connected to God, Smith said. Im not ashamed at what happened to me. I made a big mistake and paid a tremendous price for it, but it happened because I had lost contact with God. Now its my lifes work to remind young people especially stu dent-athletes that God cares for all of us and loves each one of us. Through his athletic career, Smith has developed a number of relation ships with coaches, some of whom speak with him at FCA functions. Many coaches, including Bowden, still affect Smiths life on a regular basis. When he was trying to convince a state clemency board to restore his civil rights in 2010, Smith asked Bowden to speak on his behalf. It was a request that Bowden happily accepted. When I recruited (Smith) he was the best football player in the coun try, Bowden told members of the board, which included then-gover nor Charlie Crist. And he played that way when he was at Florida State, but he was also a good kid. When we go after players, we evaluate them. Character is big, but as you know you are going to miss on some, but we didnt miss on Sammie. Its a privilege for me to come up and vouch for him. Ill stand behind him 100 percent. This one, Im sure, will not make another mistake. The board eventually decided to give Smith back his civil rights, in cluding the right to vote. Smith hopes his story can convince young people to avoid the pitfalls he encountered. He believes sports and strong, effective coaches can keep student-athletes on track to succeed in life, and he is honored to be the messenger to spread that gospel. Ive truly been blessed that God has chosen me to get word out to young people, Smith said. So many people think I had every thing when I played at FSU and in the NFL, but I had nothing, because I had lost my way. Once I reconnect ed with God, my life turned around. Now, I have everything I could ever need. SMITH FROM PAGE B1 SOUTHERN TACKLE WORKS | TAVARES Bluegill are start ing to bite in Haynes Creek, Dead Riv er, Lake Beauclaire and the north end of Lake Harris on crick ets and red worms. Bass are biting on the diving baits like June bug, June bug blue and Tennessee shad col ored worms. Bream and bluegill are bit ing in Lake Harris and Lake Eustis. Top wa ter frog bites, poppers and spinner baits are working with the cool er temperatures and overcast conditions. Come out and join the Wednesday night bass tournament from 5:30 to 9 p.m. with a threesh limit. Sandys next regular bass tourna ment will be an open tournament June 21. The w eigh in will be at Buzzard Beach at 2:30 p.m. Call the shop at 352-742-0036. PINE ISLAND CAMP | FRUITLAND PARK Catsh are biting on shrimp. Pine Island has a full supply of live baits, including grass shrimp and a variety of arti cial baits. RV sites, camp sites, boats and slips are available for rental. PALM GARDENS | TAVARES Fishing has been very slow, possi bly due to the higher temperatures and af ternoon rains. A few shellcracker and blue gill are being caught in the river on grass shrimp, red worms and crickets. Palm Gardens has pon toon boats available to rent. NELSONS FISH CAMP | WEIRSD ALE Shellcracker are starting to turn on. Bass are biting on both artificial baits and live shiners. BLACK BASS RESORT AND FISH CAMP | LEESBURG Philip and Jeremy are catching bass on arti cial baits from a row boat in Hayne s Creek near the Haynes Creek Bridge. Red worms and night crawlers are selling well. A WEEKLY UPDATE FROM CHERYL STALEY-ARCHER rfnt bt bfn b ttt t ttt ntn nt rf t btttt bft b nt n nn n rf f rf f bftn rftnn btnt t nt n b t nt n t tn tnn tn


Ann Dupee REMEMBER WHEN A weekly column that reprints some of the more interesting news stories that have appeared over the years in the pages of the South Lake Press. B3 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, June 11, 2014 C OMMUNITY Proudly serving CLERMONT, MINNEOLA, GROVELAND, MASCOTTE and MONTVERDE YOUR CONTACT FOR LOCAL NEWS STAFF WRITER ...................... ROXANNE BROWN TELEPHONE .................................... 394 FAX .................................................. 394-8001 EMAIL ..... HOMETOWN: Clermont OCCUPATION: Physician FAMILY: My parents live in Brooksville, and my sister lives in Ocala. What do you enjoy most about south Lake County? To me, south Lake County is the most beautiful place I have ever lived in. I enjoy that Lake Coun ty, especially Clermont, has a cul ture of health and wellness. I am an outdoorsman and enjoy the lake, hills and sports-related infra structure. 1) If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sen tence, what would it be? Follow the Golden Rule. 2) Name a person or incident youve come across recently thats touched you in some way. Why did this person or incident impress you so much? Recently, I had a patient that I di agnosed with cancer. Their positive attitude and courage made me re alize I have no reason to complain about anything in my life. 3) How does what you do contrib ute to the welfare of the area? I was recently recruited by South Lake Hospital to ll a primary care physician shortage. In ad dition to providing healthcare to the haves, I do charity work with New Beginnings (local homeless shelter) and other We care pro grams. 4) Name one of your greatest ac complishments so far. Having spent decades training to be a physician, I believe this to be my greatest accomplishment. This journey has consumed my entire adult life. 5) Whats something youve al ways wanted to do but havent yet? With all the chaos and conict in the world, I would like to travel to the Holy Land to experience a place so important in the worlds religious history. 6) What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the community? Regardless of your industry or trade, volunteer or donate time to the needy. FROM THE FILES | 25 YEARS AGO 1989 Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet Your NEIGHBOR MAURICE MARHOLIN WOMANS CLUB RUNS LIBRARY The Clermont Wom ans Club welcomed Mrs. Dan Williams as Aprils guest speak er. She updated mem bers on all the materi als available at Cooper Memorial Library. Each year an update is giv en because the Wom ans Club was responsi ble for the library from 1938 to 1944. Mrs. Fred Kreider, Womans Club presi dent from 1936 to 1938, staffed the library with club members to keep it open. Other presidents followed her leadership until the library incor porated in 1952. Monetary gifts from the Womans Club this year include $600 to the YMCA, $200 to the li brary, $150 to the Cl ermont High School Scholarship Fund, $100 to Hacienda Girls Ranch ($130 was giv en at Christmas) and $60 to the Library Book Fund. The money was raised at a November card party and a March fashion show. Club president Millie Warren presented the YMCA check to Kathy Asmann for the Ys scholarship fund. ART LEAGUE INSTALLS The South Lake Art League concluded its 23rd year at an instal lation dinner at L.J. Grunts (now 801 City Grill). Past president and parliamentarian Elma Plummer con ducted the ceremo ny, assisted by Sonna Lou Vitter. Reinstalled were: Darlyne John stone, president; Shir ley Sojourner, rst vice president; Lois Hunt second vice president; Jan Thompson, corre sponding secretary and Jean Pontius, recording secretary. Ruby Abel was installed as treasurer. At the Florida Federa tion of Womens Clubs annual meeting in Day tona Beach, Art League and Womans Club member Ruby Abel won second prize for a painting in a display of at least 500 paintings. DISNEY OPENS MGM, BUSINESS AND CITY NEWS Twenty years ago Walt Disney World opened the MGM Theme Park. As editor of the South Lake Press I took my Beta Theta sister Toni Bell to the press pre view. A back lot tour through Catastrophe Canyon and watch ing a live production on Sound Stage 4 were highlights of our trip. There were three days of excitement at Lake Susan Lodge when Florida Film and Tape Company was at the waterfront shoot ing footage to be made into demonstration lms for Mariner Boats. Local talent was uti lized, including Lake ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer Approximately 200 people showed up for a ribbon-cutting ceremony, ded ication and tours of the $6.3 million newly acquired and named Cl ermont Arts and Recreation Center on the hill on U.S. Highway 27, just south of Citrus Tower Boulevard. Ofcials were on hand and said a few words, praising City Manager Darren Gray as the visionary behind the ac quisition of the building, a task he han dled after a trio of visioning sessions. At these meetings, members of the com munity expressed their desire for a venue that could meet the recreational needs of the areas residents, especially children and seniors. Gray, however, credits the commu nity for attending the sessions and the city council for listening and comply ing with the citizens desires. That, to me, is a huge accomplish ment and it shows that we are a com munity that listens to the people who live in it, he said. We made their wish es come true. The property is the former home of Celebration of Praise church. On Friday morning, people in atten dance had the opportunity to tour the building. They saw the meeting/party rooms available for rent, ofce space, gymnasium, pools, a 200-seat theater and what has been declared by of cials as the largest performance hall and conference center in Lake County, which can hold up to 1,200 people. Various community groups were in side the different rooms, demonstrat ing how the facility can be used. Mayor Hal Turville reected back on downtown Clermonts Jenkins Audito rium, a building that, for many years, served as the citys only venue for get togethers, meetings, wedding, recitals and other events before it was demol ished last year. Youre here to see this facility opened and made public, and its available to you to literally become your communi ty home and make your memories for years to come, Turville said of the Cl ermont Arts and Recreation Center. Councilman Keith Mullins said the facility will be a venue for many things, including symphony concerts, com munity plays and recitals, weddings, programs, lectures, sports and swim ming programs. Do not let this be a monument on the hill, he urged. This is our commu nity center. Use it, use it, use it. The center opened Saturday. People have the opportunity to swim in the pools, use the gymnasium and other public room. CLERMONT New Arts and Recreation Center opens LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL Students from Caponis Cannolis School of the Arts look on from the stage while members of the public hear about the facilitys theater. Montverde Academy, rec ognized for its national ly ranked sports teams and high academic standards, is diving deeper into the arts. The private boarding school has announced that the Montverde Academy Music Conservatory will ini tiate its inaugural curricula this upcoming fall semester. The mission of the conser vatory will be to broad en students understanding of the varied and wondrous offerings that are in the arts and to encourage young art ists to create their own art, music and theater, George Karos, director of communi cation at MVA, said in a press release. It is through this cre ative process that we deepen their appreciation and build an emotional love of the arts that lasts a lifetime. MVA has a 100 percent col lege acceptance rate, and its basketball and soccer teams are among the best in the nation, but MVA Headmas ter Dr. Kasey C. Kesselring wants more. I enjoy learning, and sports are exciting, but the arts are my passion, he said in the release. Students will now have the opportu nity to focus that much more on developing their skills with hopes of a collegiate scholarship. Montverde Academy ne arts chair Aubrey Connel ly will serve as the director of the conservatory. Dr. Lil lian Green, a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Peabody Conservatory of Baltimore, Md., will direct the advanced strings program. The music conservatory will include students from all of the academys three school divisions, and place a special emphasis on its strings instrumentation in struction, the press release states. Violins, violas and cellos will be provided for schoolchildren at each divi sion to further develop and cultivate their melodic skills and awareness. Students accepted to the conservatory will maintain ve academic classes each morning, have a break for clubs and lunch, and then return to the music building to resume coursework, the press release states. Montverde Academy to get new music conservatory SEE DUPEE | B5


B4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, June 11, 2014 CLERMONT BLESSEDSACRAMENTCATHOLICCHURCH English: 4 pm and Spanish: 7 pm 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon (Contemporary Mass) 5 pm (Contemporary Mass) 3:00 pm 3:45 pm (Eng.) 6:15 pm 6:45 pm (Sp.) Corner of Hwy 50 & 12th St. (Rt 561) CROSSROADSAMILYELLOWSHIPChristian Non-Denominational Where our priority is God, Families & Community 15701 S.R. 50, #106 Clermont, FL 34711 At Greater Hills and Hwy 50 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Children classes both services Men and womens monthly meetings Open prayer Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Sr. Pastors Jim and Linda Watson Assoc. Pastors Lee and Vanessa Dobson Phone: (352)242-1144 God is good...all the time! IRSTUNITEDMETHODISTCHURCHMaking Disciples Sunday 8 & 11am (Traditional) Sunday 9:30am (Contemporary) Thursday 7pm (Celebrate Recovery) Reverend Doug Kokx, Senior Pastor Reverend Dawn Fryman, Pastor of Congregational Care GRACECOMMUNITYCHURCHCLERMONTL Many Other Activities each week Jon Bekemeyer, Senior Pastor 407-877-4048 LIBERTYBAPTISTCHURCH Bible Fellowship Groups 9:30 am Worship Service 10:40 am Family Prayer Service 6:00 pm Bible Study 7:00 pm Groups for adults, teens, and children Chris Johnson, Senior Pastor For directions and more information, visit: 11043 True Life Way Clermont, FL 34711 352.394.0708 NEWACOBSCHAPELMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCH Pastor: Rev. Rex Anderson Assistant Pastor: Rev. Darryl Church Youth Pastor: Rev. Tone Lundy Church Clerk: Mrs. Lucressie D. Mcgriff Church Motto: Equipping Changed People for A Changing World! Schedule of Worship Services Sunday Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Youth/Adult Bible Study Thursdays 6:45 p.m. e-mail addresses: (Pastor Anderson) (Church Clerk) Contact: Lucressie Mcgriff 352-348-7955 REALLCHRISTIANCHURCHHelping Real People Find Real Faith Saturday 6:00pm Sunday 9:30am, 11:15am & 6:00pm Vida Real (en espaol), Domingos a las 6:00pm Family Night is every Wednesday! Lil Life Groups (Nursery 5th grade) 6:30-7:30pm The Way (Middle School) 6:30-7:30pm Catalyst (High School) 7:30-8:30pm Real Parenting 6:30-7:30pm SOUTHLAKEPRESBYTERIANCHURCH 131 Chestnut St., Clermont 352-394-2753 East Ave 1 block south of SR 50 Worship Times: Sunday 9 AM (Contemporary); 11 AM (Traditional) Church school for all ages 10:00 AM Childcare provided Youth Group Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM ST. MATTHIASEPISCOPALCHURCH574 West Montrose Street Clermont, FL 34711 352.394.3855 8:00 am (Rite I) 10:00 am (Rite II) 5:00 pm (Praise & Worship) Mens Prayer Breakfast WOOTSONTEMPLECHURCH GODINCHRISTElder T.L. Wootson 836 Scott St. Clermont, FL 34711 394-1396 or 394-3004 Sunday 11:00 am & 7:30 pm Thursday 7:30 pm FERNDALE ERNDALEBAPTISTCHURCHat CR455 & CR561A 407-469-3888 Pastor: Gordon (Bird) Sanders Sunday School: 9:15 am Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 am Evening Worship & Discipleship Study: 6:00 pm TeamKid: Sunday 6:30 pm Wednesday: 7:00 pm Prayer Service, Youth Activities, Mission Kids for Children Groveland IRSTBAPTISTCHURCH GROVELAND Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Services 10:50 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 6:30 pm MT. OLIVEMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCHSunday Worship Service 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 PM Youth Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 PM Come As You Are. All Are Welcome! MINNEOLA CONGREGATIONSMINNEOLAA Progressive Jewish Congregation Shabbat services are conducted every Friday at 7:30 pm Services are held at the synagogue located at: 303A North US Highway 27, Minneola Religious School, Mens Club & Womens Club NEWLPRESBYTERIANCHURCH18237 E. Apshawa Rd. Minneola, FL 34715 Music Ministries 407-920-0378 Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 am TLIVINGGOD Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship & Childrens Church 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed Worship & Youth Service 7:00 pm Rev. Loyce Rowland MONTVERDE WOODLANDSLUTHERAN15333 CR 455, Montverde, FL 34756 407-469-2525 Pastor Rev. Dr. Brian Kneser Sunday Service 8:30 am & 11 am Sunday School 9:45 am OAKLAND PRESBYTERIANCHURCH218 E. Oakland Ave. (1/2 mile N. Hwy 50 at Tubb St./ West Orange Lumber) 8:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:45 am Sunday School For All Ages 11:00 am Traditional Worship Nursery Provided All Services 407-656-4452 Dr. Robert P. Hines, Jr. Gathering PlacesSpiritual WorshipforSouth Lake South LakeGathering PlacesSpiritual Worshipfor BECKERFUNERALHOMErfn tbt352-394-7121806 W. Minneola Ave.,Clermont,FL Cremation ChoicesDirect Cremation$675Plus Container Ron Becker,Director352-394-8228921 S.US Hwy 27,Minneola,FL SUBMITTED PHOTO Pictured are Carolyn Darling, vice regent; scholarship winner Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Krystel Fauteux and Susan DeHart, treasurer of the Tomoka Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution at South Lake High School in Grovelands annual NJROTC award ceremony honoring seniors for their accomplishments and several organizations presented scholarships to the students. Fauteux plans to attend the University of South Florida and major in biomedical science. DAR SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED Sue Cordova, Director of Development at Libbys Legacy Breast Foundation, is shown with Alan Garcia, president of the Kiwanis Club of Clermont. Cordova shared with Kiwanians the history of the organization that continues its efforts to provide comprehensive breast health care in Lake, Orange and Seminole counties. Programs include MAP (Mammogram Access Project) and CSI-Cancer Screening Initiatives, such as sonograms, biopsies and Patient Advocate Liaison Services (PALS). Funded through donations and an annual fundraiser, its signature event, Ellens Walk with the Angels, a 4-K walk in Orlando around Lake Eola, took place on May 10. For information about the organization, call Sue Cordova at 407-898-1991 or go to SUBMITTED PHOTO CORDOVA SPEAKS TO KIWANIANS


Wednesday, June 11, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS B5 Place your ad here and reach the Local Market!VERY AFFORDABLE!Call today 352-394-2183 Mon. Fri. 9am to 4pm, Sat. by appointmentLAKE COUNTYS MOST TRUSTED NAME IN HEARING AIDS Alan Boone, HAS, BC-HIS President & Wife Linda221 N. US Hwy 27, Suite H(Across from the Citrus Tower)CLERMONT243-HEAR ( 4327 )2755 S. Bay St. Suite F (Across from Tractor Supply Company)EUSTIS483-HEAR ( 4327 ) Susan employees Mitch Schuster and Bob and Elaine Bufngton. Co-owner Fred Plum mer also got into the act. Schuster said they each received about $25 per hour. A new land surveying rm, Florida Geodetic Services, has opened at 1153-G 10th St., in Cler mont. Company presi dent Bryan Short, a 1977 Clermont High School graduate, completed a bachelors degree in land surveying in 1982 at the University of Florida. After a long, hardfought appeal process brought on by other cities, the city of Mas cotte has been awarded a $425,000 Communi ty Development Block Grant to encourage de velopment by sprucing up downtown. During 1968, the Cl ermont Volunteer Fire Department responded to 47 calls. The incidents includ ed 31 res that caused $19,700 in direct prop erty losses and one re ghter injury, but there were no civilian inju ries, civilian deaths or reghter deaths. The remaining calls includ ed three false alarms. NAMES IN THE NEWS Five new mem bers were installed in the Clermont Kiwan is Club: Ann Ritch, Frances Deaton and Micki Blackburn, all sponsored by Jack Mat thews; Jenielle Blunt, sponsored by John Hughes; and Marcy Becker, sponsored by Ron Becker. Kiwanis meets every Tuesday at noon at the Clermont/ Groveland Elks Lodge. South Lake (Break fast) Kiwanis members remembered their sec retary, Bonnie Kranz, during Secretarys Week and invited the Pink Go rilla from Clermont Flo rist to balloon Bonnie in thanks of her hard, efcient work through out the year. Math Superstar tro phy recipients at Mascotte Elementa ry School are Daniel, Cheryl and Michelle Sapp, Erin Ferguson and Stephani Wells. South Lake Moose Lodge No. 1615 will serve a roast beef din ner on Mothers Day. The event is sponsored by Ray Blanchette, Ken Renk and Lyle Warne, past lodge governors. MONTVERDE AREAS NEW POSTAL ZONE A survey by the postal service showing over whelming support for a Montverde postal de livery zone will result in Montverde and an area to the south chang ing from a Winter Gar den or Clermont post al zone to Montverde, 34756, beginning July 1. Survey results will also include Vinola Gar dens, down Fosgate Road, Tails of Mont verde and the turnpike to the Montverde limits on County Road 455. Ferndale, an area north of Montverde on CR 455, rejected the new district. Mail delivery will be the same except for those more than a quarter mile from the Montverde Post Ofce, who will be able to ob tain rural home deliv ery if they wish. Mont verde residents within the quarter mile dis tance will continue to pick up mail at the post ofce boxes. DUPEE FROM PAGE B3 COMMUNITY CALENDAR TODAY TEEN SUMMER READING PRO GRAM ON WEDNES DAYS AT THE MARION BAYSINGER MEMO RIAL LIBRARY BEGINS TODAY: At 2 p.m., Spark a Reaction is the theme, with prizes. Pre-register at 352-420-5840. MONDAY GROVELAND ELE MENTARY SCHOOL KINDERGARTEN REG ISTRATION FOR THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN: At the school, Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by appointment. Chil dren must turn 5 by Sept. 1. Bring birth certicate, updated shots record, recent physical, proof of ad dress, such as a lease agreement or utility bill, and social se curity card. Call the school at 352-4292472 for information. JUNE 23-27 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL AT AGENCY D3 DISCOVER, DECIDE, DEFEND!: From 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at First Baptist Church, 137 E. Cherry St., in Groveland, for kids in K-5th grades. Call the church at 352429-2651 to register. To place an item on the calendar, send an email to pam.fennimore@dai SUBMITTED PHOTO Clermont Toastmasters congratulate, from left, Joel Testerman (Most Improved), Kim Norberg (Best Speaker), Gordie Allen (Best Evaluator), Lloyd Miller (Best Table Topics) and Marjorie Benjamine (Acting Club President) at the May 5 meeting. Clermont Toastmasters meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the SDA Church, 100 Minnehaha Ave., in Clermont. For more information, call 352-234-6495. TOASTMASTERS WINNERS SUBMITTED PHOTO Building Blocks Ministries Inc., helping adults with developmental or other disabilities, took clients in the Job Skills class for a tour of the Publix bakery department at the store near the Citrus Tower. The tour included a demonstration on how and where bakery items were made, and the group decorated their own cupcakes and cookies. For information about Building Blocks, 548 S. U.S. Highway 27, in Minneola, call Lora Whetro at 352-2503591, or email BUILDING BLOCKS CLIENTS TOUR PUBLIX BAKERY SUBMITTED PHOTO Mascotte Elementary Charter Terric Kids for April are: Owen Well, Linda Macarena, Evelyn Garcia, Juan Gonzalez, Elizabeth Bustamante, Benjamin Robles, Meri-Jayne Tull, Jackie Magana, Nehemias Garcia, Samantha Crawford, Jacob Aravz, Angelis Diaz, Jermeshia Fielder, Joshua Brown, Donovan Sepulveda, Cesar Morales Gaspar, Andres Sanchez, Jessica Saldivar, Nicole Rodriquez, Briedge Nazario, Rebeca Rodriguez, Julieta Perez, Emily Hopper, Travis Hayes, Thus Hayes, Jairo Jimenez, Lupian, Luis, Briar Joiner, Jimena Molina Ventura, Oscar Gamez, Maggie Negrete, Duncan Orusalu, Jacob Townsend, Ricky Crawford, Diamond Mosley, Danija Polk, Juan Martinez, Alex Reyes, Diana Banuelos, Kara Conner and Carlos Sanchez Torres. Not pictured, Jose Becerra. Wayne Cockcroft is principal. MASCOTTE ELEMENTARY CHARTER TERRIFIC KIDS


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