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Complet e Au to Re pair We Ser vice All Mak es & ModelsWe Fix FORD DIESELS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 WWW.SOUTHLAKEPRESS.COM 50 EAGLES SOAR: South Lake holds on for 38-33 victory over Lake Minneola, See page B1 presort standard mail Clermont, FL Permit No. 280U.S. POSTAGE PAID Vol. 99 No. 37 3 sections INDEX CLASSIFIED ........................ B5 CROSSWORDS ................... B4 REAL ESTATE ....................... E1 REMEMBER WHEN ............. B2 SPORTS ............................. B1 OPINION ............................. A4 WORD ON THE STREET ........ A2 AREA BRIEFS ...................... A2 CALENDAR .......................... A2 DEATH NOTICES .................. A5 MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR ....... B2 2008, Halifax Media Group All rights reserved WWW. SOUTHLAKEPRESS.COM Girls fast pitch softball pits junior college and travel ball teams against each other at Legends Way Ballelds, 2350 Legends Way in Clermont. Call Bob Borak at 352-241-4585 or email for information. The Iron Girl Clermont Triathlon and 5K descends on Waterfront Park, 330 3rd St., Clermont. The event is open to women of all ages and features sprint and super sprint courses, as well as a 5K. Call 813-8685926 or email clermont@iron for more information. SEPTEMBER 21 CM Box Car Racing brings soap box derby racing comes to Groveland at Wilson Lake Parkway. The event offers three age divisions for racers from 7 to 21. For information, go to or call 352-708-420. SEPTEMBER 27 SEPTEMBER 20 1 2 3 TOP SOUTH LAKES 3 FIND OUT WHATS GOING ON IN SOUTH LAKE. SEE THE CALENDAR ON PAGE A2. ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer South Lake leaders are asking the Lake County Commission to reconsider a $1.3 million budget cut for a regional park outside Cl ermont. That was a big blow for us be cause we have been working on it for over a decade, probably 15 years, Clermont City Manager Darren Gray said. Although it will take more than the $1.3 million to build the park, it was important seed money to get it started, Gray said. The city is ne with the parks that we have, as far as taking care of our residents, but its taking a toll because for years, weve been providing for the recreation needs for non-county residents and this would help alleviate that. We will very respectfully of course, be sending a letter up to commissioners on behalf of the city and will have someone at the next county budget meeting rep resenting our request that they (commissioners) keep the funding for the South Lake Regional Park. Groveland City Manager Red mond Jones said he, too, along with other city ofcials whove been involved in the planning of the park, were concerned with the news, but hope something can be worked out. In 2002, Lake County began a Master Park Plan that was adopted in 2005, after the realization that there were not enough elds for organized sports in south Lake, es pecially Groveland and Mascotte. A slump in the housing market de layed plans, but when the econo my began looking up, the park was put back on the table. The park, dubbed the South Lake Regional Park, would cost approximately $5.1 million and would take anywhere from four to 10 years to complete. Funds for the park would come from coun ty taxpayers. The county would pay to construct and maintain the park until Groveland annexes the property. The proposed park is on the site of a former sprayeld off of Max Hooks Road between Clermont and Groveland. A similar park the North Lake Regional Park has been built in Umatilla. On Friday, Lake County Man ager David Heath said a public hearing on the county budget and proposed cuts is set for Sept. 23. Officials ask county to reconsider cutting park project You spoke and we listened. In recent months, the staff of the South Lake Press has talk ed to an array of readers in the communities of Clermont, Grov eland, Mascotte, Minneola and Montverde and have gathered many terric ideas for improving the quality of the paper you re ceive every week. In fact, four focus groups shared virtually identical visions for the kind of paper they would like to receive, and it is this: Make it local, make it useful and make it a must-read. So beginning today, and in the coming weeks, you can expect to see a lot of changes. We plan to offer more entertainment list ings to help you plan your week, a more robust calendar of events and a greater focus on the inter esting people who make south Lake such a fun, vibrant place to work and play. In addition, we plan to pub lish many more of your special moments because we believe a paper should reect the fasci nating people it covers. So send us press releases and photos from your events and your club activities. Send us your busi ness news. Send us pictures of your awards and achievements. And dont be shy. Great accom plishments should be shared and enjoyed by the communi ty at large. Please remember to clearly identify the people in your pho tos and include a name and phone number so we can get back to you if we have ques tions. Simply email your submis sions to pam.fennimore@daily Thank you, and we hope you enjoy the changes we are mak ing this week and in the weeks to come. EDITORS NOTE ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer The Lake County Wom ens Hall of Fame Commit tee has recommended two women for induction Do lores Gano Walker from Cl ermont and Jacquelyn Hes ter, now deceased, from Leesburg. The Lake County Wom ens Hall of Fame Com mittee met on Wednesday of last week and has rec ommended to the Board of County Commission ers that those two ladies be inducted into the Wom ens Hall of Fame, said the committees executive of ce manager, Wendy Taylor. Taylor said the picks will not be made ofcial until ratied by the board in Oc tober. Meanwhile, those either nominated or who made the nominations, were thrilled about the news. There is just not a per son on this earth that is as humble as she is, said Cl ermont Councilman Ray Goodgame, who originally ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer W hen terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on S eptember 11, 2001, peo ple all over the world were shocked. That included Andrew Feldman, a lieu tenant colonel with the United States Ma rine Corps. But Feldman had to set his feelings aside and do his job, which involved ying over the devastation as part of a three-man Civ il Air Patrol crew and photographing the scene as it was happening. No other aircraft were allowed in the skies over Manhattan after the initial attacks. Today, Feld man is still moved by what he CLERMONT Witness to history Man describes birds eye view of September 11 devastation LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL ABOVE: Andrew Feldman, a lieutenant colonel with the United States Marine Corps, was ordered to take photographs to document the scene at Ground Zero after terrorists attacked the Twin Towers on 9/11. BELOW: A photo shot by Feldman shows the smoldering remains of the World Trade Center. Pair nominated by committee for Hall of Fame There is just not a person on this earth that is as humble as she is. Clermont Councilman Ray Goodgame said of Dolores Gano Walker SEE HALL | A7 SEE HISTORY | A7


A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, September 10, 2014 LEESBURG Hurley dodges charges after deadly collision The State Attorneys Ofce will not le criminal charges against Leesburg City Commissioner Jay Hurley regarding an April 27 accident that killed a motorcyclist. In a memorandum released Sept. 2, the State Attorneys Ofce stated: Despite any inconsistencies between Mr. Hurleys state ment, the witness statements and physi cal evidence, the evidence fails to demon strate a reckless and wanton driving pattern required to prove a charge of vehicular homicide. The accident, which resulted in the death of Stephen Tuttle, turned somewhat controver sial because Hurleys account of how it hap pened conicted with witnesses. Hurley had said he was in the right lane while witnesses put him in the center lane and said Tuttle had no time to react before the collision. A Leesburg police report states Hurley, 45, was traveling south in a Ford F-150, appar ently in the center lane of U.S. Highway 441, when he made a quick right turn into Gator Harley-Davidson and his vehicle struck Tuttle LEESBURG City receives partial utility payment from Stay & Save Inn The owners of Stay & Save Inn in Leesburg made a partial payment of $24,000 for the hotels past-due utilities last week, allowing the hotel to stay in business for now. Stay & Save has been providing housing to displaced families who have been long-term residents, and when they learned the hotel was facing an Aug. 29 disconnect after being six months behind on its utility payments, many families scrambled to nd other places to live. The hotel currently has six families living at the inn, Stay & Save manager Don Smith said. He added that he is now trying to re build the clientele, many of whom found lodging elsewhere. CLERMONT Man charged with egging neighbors cars A Clermont man, allegedly upset at resi dents who were parking on the streets in his neighborhood, was arrested Thursday after he was accused of egging their vehicles. Steven Louis Rosa, 58, was charged with three counts of misdemeanor criminal mis chief. He was released from the Lake County Jail after posting a $1,500 bond. According to Clermont po lice Capt. Michael McMaster, Rosa is a resident of the Skyview neighborhood in which at least three cars parked on the street were egged, including two this week. At least one vic tim, who had previously had an egg thrown on her vehicle, was working with detectives and allegedly was able to catch Rosa by vid eotaping him passing by her car and throw ing an egg. After an investigation by the State Attorneys Ofce, Rosa was arrested. GROVELAND South Lake High School experiences power outages A Duke Energy utility problem near South Lake High School left the campus without power on two occasions last Thursday, send ing some students home early because the air conditioning was out in every building. Students who remained on campus were routed to the gym area, where temperatures were cooler, Lake County Schools spokes man Chris Patton said. Students who left campus during the out age will be granted an excused absence, Patton said. Canceled after-school activities includ ed a junior varsity football game that was scheduled for Thursday night. No further in formation was given about whether or not the game will be rescheduled. CLERMONT Limited tickets on sale for Taste of South Lake event The South Lake Chamber of Commerce will host its 4th Annual Taste of South Lake and Business Expo from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 6 at Waterfront Park in Clermont. The event features over two dozen of the areas most popular restaurants sampling their signature dishes and drinks. Additionally, non-restaurant businesses have an opportunity to highlight their prod ucts and services for guests. Restaurants and businesses interest ed in participating should contact event planner Cheryl Fishel at 407-625-3818 or Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 day of event, and will be limited to 1,200. Tickets can be purchased at the chamber ofce, 620 W. Montrose St. in the Clermont City Center, on or at BankFIRST, 1000 E. Highway 50, Clermont. Lake County in Brief South Lake in Brief What south Lake residents are saying about ... WATER SAFETY What are your thoughts on keeping people safe on the water? I think what theyre doing is good, with the barriers to keep the boaters separate from the swimmers. I think Fish and Wildlife is also monitoring it. I think its pretty good. MILES HENSLEY CLERMONT We need more buoys, and the city just hired a nice young man named Drew Ev ans (police ofcer) and he is now patrolling Waterfront Park. The best thing I could see would be for them to give him some sort of jet ski access so he could patrol the water as well as the land. TIM ENGLE CLERMONT You should know how to swim before you go out on the lake and dont drink the water. LANE ENGLE CLERMONT 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 Dredge the canals. The wa ter levels are so low, theyre all concentrated in the one lake with a boat ramp. WAYNE WEATHERBY LEESBURG TODAY Bring your ideas about what to do with old library books to the Na tional Swap Ideas Day at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Cen tral Ave., Howey-in-the-Hills. Also, make a craft from one of those books. Call 352-324-0254 for more information. East Ridge High School Athlet ic Boosters meet at 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria, 13322 Excalibur Road in Clermont. Call the school at 352-242-2080 for details. SATURDAY Low-cost pet vaccinations will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Irish Trails Farm and Pet Supply, 102 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. Call 352-243-0924. TUESDAY, SEPT. 16 Cooper Memorial Library Book Club meets at 5 p.m. in room 108 at the library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Still Alice by Lisa Genova is the book selection for September. Read the book and join the club discussion. For infor mation, call 352-536-2275. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17 Constitution/Citizenship Day will be held at Marianne Beck Memo rial Library, 112 W. Central Ave., Howey-in-the-Hills. The event, which begins at 1 p.m., features games and a short talk on America. Call 352-324-0254. A free English class will be of fered at 7 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 14600 Green Valley Blvd. in Groveland. Call 352-702-1615 for details. SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 Low-cost pet vaccinations will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Clermont Equestrian, 750 Desoto St., in Clermont. Call 352-242-1257. SUNDAY, SEPT. 21 Banned Books Week will be ob served through Sept. 27 at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave., Howey-in-theHills. Visit the display of banned books and pick up one to read. Call 352-324-0254 for details. Low-cost pet vaccinations will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Tractor Supply, 6801 State Road 50 in Groveland. Call 352-429-2502. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24 Windows 8 classes will be offered at 1 p.m. at Cooper Memorial Li brary, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required by calling the library at 352-536-2275. People of Faith meets at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 950b 7th St., in Groveland. Informa tion concerning domestic violence will be presented. Call the church at 352-394-2412 for details. FRIDAY, SEPT. 26 A seminar about preventing falls in your home will be offered at 11 a.m. at Marianne Beck Me morial Library, 112 W. Central Ave., Howey-in-the-Hills. Registration is required by calling 352-324-0254. SUNDAY, SEPT. 28 Low-cost pet vaccinations will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. at Irish Trails Farm and Pet Supply, 102 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. Call 352-243-0924. SATURDAY, OCT. 4 St. Matthias Episcopal Church will host a Blessing of the Animals event on the feast of St. Francis of Assisi at 11 a.m., at the church, corner of Montrose St. and Lake Ave., in Clermont. The community is invited to bring their well-behaved animals to be blessed by Rev. Jim Dorn. The rst 100 animals will re ceive a St. Francis medal for their collar. Representatives from South Lake Animal League will be present with some adoptable pets and do nations can be made to the league at the event. SOUTH LAKE COMMUNITY CALENDAR ROSA SUBMITTED PHOTO In 2005 the Rotary Club of South Lake County celebrated its 50th anniversary. Symbolizing their commitment to youth in south Lake County, the club erected a bronze sculpture, A Tribute to Simpler Times, at the South Lake Hospital in Clermont. Rotary Club members recently visited the hospital and statue. They were greeted by Kimberly McMurphy, South Lake Hospitals campus and facilities operations manager. ROTARY CLUB CELEBRATES SERVICE TO YOUTH IN SOUTH LAKE SUBMITTED PHOTO The Kiwanis Club of Clermont took part in the Knight for Scholars 2014 scholarship awards program at East Ridge High School and awarded $1,500 Kiwanis Club of Clermont academic or vocational scholarships to graduating seniors. Award recipients are, from left, William G. Curatolo, Aqea Haroon, Alan Cruz, Shelby Green, Addison S. Rieves, Guillermo A. Gallegos, Nicole E. Meyer and Bruce Lee Milne. KIWANIS CLUB PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO STUDENTS


Wednesday, September 10, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A3 HWY 27/4 41 2 miles fr om Hwy 27 rf nnftb 787-4440 tnfrfn n nntr nrf bfnffn bt r rn n $300OFFRE MA NU FA CTURED CAR TSCas h or ch ec k. Mu st pr ese nt ad on pu rch ase Lim ite d Ti me Offer See stor e for details ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer Youd never guess by looking at him now, but just a few weeks ago, Jar ed Madeiros was homeless and desperate. The 21-year-old gradu ate of East Ridge High hit the highway to nd a place to live after his parents moved out of their Orlan do home because they couldnt afford the rent. He was walking along U.S. Highway 27 through Cler mont on his way to fami ly members in Massachu setts but hoped he might run into someone he knew in Clermont. All Madeiros carried was a backpack containing personal documents and an empty McDonalds cup. Everything else, including food, water bottles and a few items of clothing had been stolen from him. Madeiros said he re members throwing up and feeling like he could not go much longer while was he walking. Feeling like he may faint or worse, Ma deiros said he did some thing hed never done be fore. Praying to God, I de cided Id just thumb it, he said, referring to his CLERMONT A little help goes a long way for East Ridge grad LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL From left, Brian Coleman, Mike Diorio and Jared Medeiros at Garden Grocers, an online grocery ordering and delivery service where Mederios has been working. SEE GRAD | A6 ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer Just shy of her sixth an niversary in downtown Cl ermont, Leslie Kirklands storefront Sugar Mamas Bake Shoppe closed its doors recently. That, however, does not mark the end of the bakery or the availability of cup cakes, cakes, cookies, pies, mufns and more. Well still have all the same things, the same phone number, website, email, everything, except for the storefront. People will still be able to get what ever they want, in any avor or style, but it will just be or der-based, Kirkland said. A couple of years ago, Kirkland and her husband, Derrell, announced their plans to branch out be yond cupcakes their original focus into spe cialty cakes, custom orders and catering, but were still offering a wide variety of cupcakes at the downtown store because of their pop ularity. They even moved from their rst location to a big ger one next door to make way for a bigger display case, sitting area and an inventory of decorations, cake supplies, wedd ing ac cessories and gifts. Still, about 60-65 percent of Sugar Mamas business was special orders. According to Leslie, that was a great setup, except for the fact that the store front tended to keep her in the store and away from her family. That, Leslie said, is what made her and her husband decide to let the storefront go for now. Weve been going back and forth with what to do for about 6-8 months, so the decision to close the store was not an easy one. It has nothing to do with the business, the location, our nances, nothing, just the one very personal matter regarding our family, she said. Anyone wanting to spe cial order cakes or cupcakes for weddings, birthdays, an niversaries or any other spe cial occasion, can still do so by calling Kirkland at 352241-9738 or emailing info@ CLERMONT Sugar Mamas Bake Shoppe out of sight, but not gone LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL Leslie Kirkland, owner of Sugar Mamas Bake Shoppe, takes red velvet cupcakes out of the oven. Well still have all the same things, the same phone number, website, email, everything, except for the storefront. Leslie Kirkland


A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Dont compare Israelis and Palestinians Your political cartoon at the head of Voices was truly disgusting and shows no grasp of the realities of Israel and the Palestinians. There is no moral equivalency be tween them, yet that cartoon says there is and that Israel is wrong. You have obviously forgotten the images of Palestinians dancing in the streets as the Twin Towers and Pentagon were still burning. You obviously ignore the Hamas charter (among others) that calls for the annihilation of every Israeli and Jew worldwide people who would gladly nish what Hitler started. You ignore the images and inter views with mothers who are happy that their kids strapped bombs to themselves and walked into a packed pizzeria to kill other, innocent kids, and then hope that will be the fate of their remaining kids. An Israeli prime minister was as sassinated by one of his own coun trymen because he made peace with Yassar Arafat, which Arafat then broke because he could not abide with a Jewish state, even though Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin had offered more than the Palestinians should have hoped for. And as for the cage? Its not the Israelis who have caged the Palestinians. Its the other Arab coun tries. None of them, even though they actively encouraged the Palestinians to leave Israel in 1948, would let the Palestinians integrate into their own societies. It was the murder by Hamas of three Jewish kids that started this latest confrontation. It is Hamas that continually violates their own truces. It was Hamas that diverted billions of dollars of aid and construction mate rials to build miles of tunnels to cross the border into Israel to carry out raids of murder and kidnap. Yet, despite all of this, you print such a despicable characterization of the only decent people in the Middle East. KEITH BREEDLOVE | Groveland Time to ante up The Daily Commercial reported on Aug. 22 that Commissioner Leslie Campione, speaking to the Lake 100, of which she is a member, said the budget shortfall of $15 million can be covered without a tax increase. She said using proceeds from the penny sales tax, keeping the budget spending levels as is, there would be a budget surplus of $1.4 million. Campione said, Why would we want to take $15 million out of the private sector? (I guess she propos es to take it out of Lake County gov ernment services.) Here is an answer: How about jobs? Lake County gov ernment, including the Lake County Schools, the Sheriff s Ofce, the county courts and county adminis trative ofces for economic stimulus far outspend any one private sector entity. The combined payrolls of hun dreds of employees and the procure ment of private sector contractors are hundreds of millions of dollars. Most goes right back into the economy of Lake County. The county manager said taxes would have to be raised in order not to lay off 30-50 employees and close libraries and other services. (The county is already at bare bones due to cutbacks over the last several years.) Attorney Richard Langley said, What is the role of government? (See paragraph three above for a par tial answer.) You dont owe a park or recreation. (Really?) If the coun ty does not provide parks and recre ational opportunities, some of those funds will likely be spent for recre ation elsewhere. Give me police and re protection. (For years, the coun ty has not raised salaries for rst re sponders. Raises are long overdue.) You are not here to tend to the wants of people. You are here to tend to the needs of people. (People might want better county commissioners, but will settle for their needs being met. County services are not frills deliv ered on a silver platter by an English butler; they are things citizens have asked for as necessary services.) Ask the citizens who use Lake County parks and recreational fa cilities if they are basking in luxuri ous largess or are simply entertaining their families at our parks and rec reational facilities, using the librar ies, the streets and roads that have been provided for citizen and busi ness usage. The county is in emergency mode now because the bare bones com missioners have used reserves and kicked the funding can further into the future for too long. CHOICE EDWARDS | Clermont L ake County is at a crossroads, if youll pardon the pun, and must decide what to do about its aging, deteriorating road system. County ofcials came out with a report showing that 45 percent of Lakes roads some 326 miles worth are in critical need of repairs, yet the county has just a fraction of the funding it needs to do the work. Daily Commercial staff writer Livi Stanford report ed that the county needs about $25 million to resurface roads but has just $2 million. The problem is cumulative. The longer the county delays resurfacing roads, the worse the roads get and the more expensive they become to repair. If something does not change over the next couple of years, we are going to be in much more dire straits, T.J. Fish, executive director of the Lake-Sumter Metro politan Planning Organization, told Stanford. There are currently only two sources of funding for roads a local gas tax of 6 cents, which is split be tween the county and its 14 municipalities, and a 1-cent sales tax, which is divided equally between the county, the school board and the cities. In November 2011, the Capital Facilities Advisory Committee was directed to propose sources for road funding. One of its principal recommendations was that the county impose an additional ve-cent local gas tax. That would generate about $3.7 million a year for roads, or an estimated $73 million over the next 20 years. There is some support for the idea among Lake County commissioners, who recognize that bad roads can have all kinds of consequences for a community, including hindering economic development. Commissioner Jimmy Conner, while not a fan of rais ing taxes, believes a gas tax is better than property tax es because it spreads the cost over a larger number of people, including tourists. We agree. The fact is, good roads like police and re protec tion are essential to a well-functioning communi ty. And Lake County cant afford to kick this problem down the road any longer. The problem is especially pressing in south Lake County, which is experiencing a population surge and is expected to experience a ood of newcomers when several large new developments break ground in the next few years. Like it or not, the Orlando metropolitan area is drift ing this way, and a solid road system will be needed to support all that growth. Existing roads will have to be improved, and new roads will have to be constructed if Clermont, Groveland and surrounding areas are to avoid the kind of trafc snarls that frustrate residents and retard economic development. Part of the solution appears to be within the grasp of the Lake County Commission, if they choose to em brace it: increasing the local option gas tax. Just under half of Florida counties have imposed lo cal option gas taxes, ranging from 2 cents to 5 cents. We recommend that the Lake County Commission levy an additional gas tax and begin xing our roads, paving the way, so to speak, for good growth. 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@daily, 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 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 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 Commission needs to deal with road issues now Questions about EMS priorities I, along with an increasing num ber of taxpayers, continue to high light the absence of transparency by this County Commission as one core defect in this budget cycle. The longer this state of affairs contin ues, one might easily surmise this is occurring to veil objectives the board is unwilling to reveal public ly. Or could this simply be a lack of leadership? Regardless, the central question remains, at what point can we ex pect this board to exercise due dil igence by making available to the public clear countywide priorities supported by line-by-line, yearto-year analysis of this entire bud get? For crying out loud folks, this is basic stuff. By the way, a simple spreadsheet works for me. As far as Im con cerned, fancy power points are not required. ANDY DUBOIS | Howey-in-the-Hills LETTER of the WEEK DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE PHOTO


A6 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Plac ey our ad her ea nd re ac ht he Local Mar ket !VER YA FF ORD ABLE!Call to da y3 52-3942183 811 EH wy 50, Clermont, FL 34711 242-2240 811 E Hwy 50, Clermont, FL 34711 Hunter Safety Courses coming soon ~. 22 mag. &. 22 LR ammo IN STOCK ~Lar ge selection of new and used r earms-General Gunsmithing -Bore Sighting -Gun Cleaning -KBB Gun Evaluations-AmmoBUY SELL LOAN TRADE Pa id Po litical Advertisement Pa id for and Approved by Diane Tr avis Candidate for Clermont City Council Seat 5 rf f n t bf bf f f f t f f f f f rf f f Thank you City of Cler mont voters, for the Victor y in the Primar y Election with 44.35% of the vote. t f f www .V oteDianeT Lo cation: Clermont City Cent er Addr ess: 6 20 W. Montr ose St., Clermont, FL Dat e/Time: Sunda y, Sept. 14th at 6 p. m. Compliment ar y popcor n and wa te r pr ov ided!Sponsor ed by : Clermont Connection Ch ur ch www .c lermontconnection.or g cl 407.701.6155 FREE Mo vie Pr emier attempt to hitch a ride. Lit erally, as I was praying, this guy pulled over and all I could think was, Im go ing to get in this guys car so please dont let him kill and eat me or something. The driver, Mike Diorio, 24, also a graduate of East Ridge, said he didnt know what came over him be cause it was totally out of character for him to offer Madeiros a ride. Ive always heard how dangerous it can be to pick up hitchhikers and I was thinking, Man, is this guy gonna do something to me? Diorio said. But when I looked at him close ly, he had his head down slightly and looked like he had no color in him. He looked pretty dehydrated and like he could use some help. Dirorio stopped at a gas station and bought Ma deiros some water, then a couple of double cheese burgers at a neighboring McDonalds. But Diorio didnt have the heart to leave Madeiros on his own, so he calledo called his boss, Brian Coleman, at Cross Train Gym to ask about an opening he knew of at one of his other Cler mont businesses Garden Grocers an online gro cery delivery service. I wanted to help him out somehow. I mean, I didnt want to just leave him at the McDonalds or at a shelter or somewhere, but I didnt know what to do, so I called Brian and asked if he could use some help. Brian said to bring Madeiros by. He wanted to pick his brain a little bit, Diorio said. Coleman said through the dirt and sweat, his rst impression of Madeiros was positive. He was shaking so badly. He could barely speak at the time, but there was some thing abou t him, Cole man said. He seemed like a kid with good intentions who just needed a break. I thought maybe with a little guidance he can get back on the right track. Coleman hired Madeiros on the spot, paid for a cou ple of weeks at a nearby extended stay hotel and bought him some clothes, food and toiletries. He also had a few words of advice. I grew up in circum stances that werent the greatest in the world so I gure, hey, if you can help people, do it. I wouldnt want to own a business without helping people, Coleman said. On the oth er hand, I didnt want to get burned, so I told him I was giving him a job, but that I needed for him to show up on time every day, look de cent and be ready to work. Coleman said Madeiros has been doing for about three weeks now. Madeiros is in the pro cess of applying for the U.S. Air Force but plans on working for Coleman for as long as possible. I try an d be the rst one here and the last one in my group to leave, said Ma deiros, adding that he is thankful for the kindness and help Diorio and Cole man showed him. Im lucky I found a place where people are really nice. No, wait, I would say its clos er to being blessed, than lucky. Today, Coleman and Di orio are happy to see Ma deiros looking and doing better. Madeiros, with a pay check or two under his belt, has started paying Coleman for the hotel stay. Because of the help I re ceived, I was able to get back on my feet, he said. Im alive. GRAD FROM PAGE A3


Wednesday, September 10, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A7 CLERMONTBLESSEDSACRAMENTCATHOLICCHURCH rf rnrtfnrb 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) CLERMONTCONNECTIONCHURCH b rf n CROSSROADSFAMILYFELLOWSHIPChristian 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!FIRSTUNITEDMETHODISTCHURCHMaking 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 t r f rnrtfnf n GRACECOMMUNITYCHURCHCLERMONT, FL Many Other Activities each week fff n Jon Bekemeyer, Senior Pastor 407-877-4048 www.communitychurchclermont.orgLIBERTYBAPTISTCHURCH 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 NEWJACOBSCHAPELMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCH r f nt b nnt f nn 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 REALLIFECHRISTIANCHURCHHelping 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 rnrtfnrrSOUTHLAKEPRESBYTERIANCHURCH 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 www.southlakepresbyterian.orgST. 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 FERNDALEFERNDALEBAPTISTCHURCHat 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 ChildrenGrovelandFIRSTBAPTISTCHURCH OFGROVELANDnt Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Services 10:50 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 6:30 pmMT. 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! bf rfrb n r ftnr r ftnrfMINNEOLACONGREGATIONSINAI OFMINNEOLAA 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 rnfrnrr n NEWLIFEPRESBYTERIANCHURCH, PCA18237 E. Apshawa Rd. Minneola, FL 34715 Music Ministries 407-920-0378 Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 amTEMPLE OF THELIVINGGOD n 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 RowlandMONTVERDEWOODLANDSLUTHERAN(LCMS)15333 CR 455, Montverde, FL 34756 407-469-2525 Pastor Rev. Dr. Brian Kneser Sunday Service 8:30 am & 11 am Sunday School 9:45 amOAKLANDPRESBYTERIANCHURCH218 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. South Lake South Lake Gathering PlacesSpiritual WorshipforGathering PlacesSpiritual Worshipfor BECKER FUNERAL HOME Ser ving Florida Fa milies Since 1957 A Full Ser vice Home -Locally Owned & Opera tedRon Becker & Charles Becker ,F uneral Directors352394 -7 12 180 6 W. Minneola Av e. ,C ler mont, FL Cremation ChoicesDir ect Cr emation$675Plus Container Ron Beck er ,D ir ector352-394-8228921 S. US Hwy 27, Minneola, FL D006503 asked city staff to put to gether Walkers nomina tion. Shes just the most de lightful person to be around and shed do anything for anyone. Not only that, but she also knows everything there is to know about the history of South Lake Coun ty and has worked so hard to help preserve it. Walkers paternal grandfa ther, Archibald Gano, brought the family to south Lake and ran a sawmill in what was once known as Villa City. George Myers, her maternal grandfather, was Mascottes rst mayor. In all, six genera tions of her family have lived in south Lake County. Dolores Gano Walker was the rst bookkeeper for what is now South Lake Hos pital and has been involved with First United Method ist Church and served as the secretary for Clermonts centennial committee. Walker also had a hand in the development of the Groveland, South Lake and Lake County historical so cieties, and was part of the group that committed to preserving and develop ing Clermonts Historic Vil lage, where on Sundays she donates her time as a tour guide for the museums. Its a very nice thing but there are so many other people who do many other things too, said Walker, 88. I was surprised and appre ciative of course. W.A. Milton, Jr., a former Lake County judge nomi nated Hester. Jackys family was the oldest family in Leesburg and Jacky did so many things in her lifetime and did them well, Milton said. After graduating high school in 1941, Hester en rolled in the National Youth Administration. She re ceived a certicate in Sheet Metal Work and Radio Code & Theory, after which she became the rst female ra dio telegraph operator in Commercial Aviation, free ing men for the war effort. When Hester returned to Lake County in 1959, she worked as a teacher at Lees burg High School. Later, she joined her family as the sec retary and treasurer of the Hester & Stinson Lumber Co. in Leesburg and served 12 years as the Clerk of the County Judges Court. Hester died on June 2 at the age of 90. HALL FROM PAGE A1 saw from a perspective that only his crew and those in the F-15s ying alongside them as military escorts witnessed. It was chilling. Its kind of hard to describe, said Feldman of the things he saw and took pictures of from the inside of a Cessna 182. (The scene) looked like a kids game of pick-up sticks. I could see emergency work ers crawling over all the rubble. They looked like ants crawling over a fall en forest. I come up with all sorts of euphe misms, but really, what we were see ing was just all kinds of devastation. In 2001, Feldman, now 69, was based in Eastern Long Island. After the 9/11 attacks, he was notied that he was to document what had hap pened to lower Manhattan. It took Feldman and two other crew members about one hour to g et to the scene by plane. They took pic tures for about 90 minutes before ying back to their base. Feldman said the Cessna 182 was built to y low and slow and was outtted for photo reconnaissance We got as low as 900 feet above the ground, so we had a very good view of everything. I couldnt believe some of what we were seeing. But rst of all, we were ying under or der, so any type of emotions had to wait, Feldman said. Denitely, the emotions happened afterwards and are still lingering. In May (of 2014), Feldman and his wife Ilene, attended the grand open ing of the National 9/11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero, along with emergency service personnel and rst responders. Some of Feldmans pictures are permanently displayed in the museum. Feldman, a consulting engineer, is still involved in the military after more than 25 years, as a reservist. Feldman lives with his wife at Kings Ridge in Clermont. HISTORY FROM PAGE A1 Andrew Feldman holds a photo he took on September 11, 2001. LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL


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Ass is te d Li vi ng & Me mo ry Ca re r rfnf t bf f r f f nt r f f b nn r f n t b O L T 352-253-5100 B1 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, September 10, 2014 YOUR CONTACT FOR SPORTS SPORTS EDITOR ................. FRANK JOLLEY TELEPHONE .............................. 365-8268 FAX .......................................... 394-8001 EMAIL ......... S PORTS and LEISURE Staff Report The East Ridge High School football team showed improve ment in its second game of the season. But it wasnt enough to secure the Knights rst win. Ezekiel Thomas scored two touchdowns for Tavares to lead the Bulldogs to a 27-13 win against the Knights, which made a late charge to get on the score board. Both offenses got off to a slug gish start, thanks to stout defense by both teams. Tavares coach Chris Gauntlett said both defenses played lights out, while East Ridge coach Ashour said his defensive line played particularly well. In the second half, Tavares turned up heat when Thomas found running room and found open space as a receiver. Thomas picked up a receiving and rushing touchdown. East Ridges offense came to life in the fourth quarter. Zach Hon nold led the team in rushing yards and played both sides of the ball. The late spark in the fourth quar ter, however, proved to be too lit tle too late. Tavares Tadarrius Patrick was a pest for the Knights offense. The Bulldogs improved to 1-1 with the win and will play at Uma tilla at Friday. East Ridge fell to 0-2 and the schedule gets even tougher with a road game in Bushnell against longtime rival South Sumter, the top-ranked team in Class 5A. East Ridge comes up short against Tavares PAUL BARNEY I Staff Writer GROVELAND Eagles coach Mark Woolum said it best. Friday nights game against Lake Minneola was a war and a battle. In the end, victory went to the home team. Result: 38-33. Both teams came to bat tle and we came up ahead at the end, simple as that, Woolum said. Nobody wanted to lose this game thats for sure. Both teams fought to the last second and we had to make one more play than they did and ended up victors. Trailing 33-32 with 8:04 left after Jesse Fiske con nected with Blake Les cault-Flemming for a 63yard touchdown, South Lake (2-0) respond ed on the ensuing drive when Charles Hutchin son capped off a nine-play drive with a 3-yard run. The Eagles started the drive at the Hawks (1-1) 40-yard line after consecu tive penalties. Woolum said he felt pretty good about his teams chances to score with eight minutes left. We felt condent, he said. We had them going backwards a little bit on the offensive line. I think we were controlling the line of scrimmage towards the end of the fourth quar ter and we just got a bet ter push than they did up front. Lake Minneola still had 3:53 left to put togeth er a game-winning drive, but instead of only need ing a eld goal, the Hawks needed a touchdown since their 2-point conversion attempt failed on their last drive. The Hawks got inside the Eagles 10-yard line, but a pass interference call, fol lowed by two runs of nega tive yardage, Lake Minneo la found itself pushed back to the 39-yard line. Con secutive incomplete passes on third and fourth down handed the ball back to South Lake, which ran out the clock. The win capped off a great comeback for the Eagles, Late takedown Fourth-quarter touchdown gives Eagles edge over Lake Minneola PHOTOS BY BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL ABOVE: South Lake High School senior Kevin Evans (22) runs the football during Fridays game between Lake Minneola and South Lake at South Lake High School in Groveland. BELOW: South Lake senior Nick Guidetti (11) throws the ball during Fridays game between the Lake Minneola High School Hawks and the South Lake High School Eagles at South Lake High School in Groveland. PAUL BARNEY | Staff Writer Eagles volleyball coach Ra chel Adams is hoping the rest of the season goes much like the rst set on Sept. 3. The second, third and fourth sets are a different sto ry. After coming from behind to take the rst set, Mont verde Academy couldnt con tinue momentum as it fell to Lake Highland Preparatory in four sets, 25-23, 9-25, 18-25 and 17-25. Injuries didnt help the Ea gles cause. Montverde Academy (01) was playing without one of its starting setters in Re nata Martins, who suffered a wrist injury. Two of the teams starters were also playing with rolled ankles. We had to totally switch up our offense yesterday, so I was really excited that the girls came out with their guns out ready to play despite that obstacle that happened, Ad ams said. I was really excited to see them come out strong and red up. This is the rst time Montverde has ever tak en a set off Lake Highland ever in the history of the pro gram. That was a big thing for them to do despite the fact that we have three injured starters right now. The Eagles werent fazed in the rst set, overcoming a 13-8 decit to win 25-23. The rst set included eight ties. Tied at 23, Montverde Acad emy got a kill from Marina Frantzezos Kotzias and a ser vice ace from Giovana Setter. Setter started the second set with an ace to give the Ea gles the early lead, but it was all Lake Highland after that. Leading 7-3, the Highland ers (1-2) went on a 9-0 run to extend their lead to 163. A point from Patricia Cos ta ended the run, but Lake Highland outscored Mont verde Academy 9-5 the rest of the set behind the hard-hit ting Tristin Kott, who had three kills down the stretch. MONTVERDE Montverde falls to Highlanders BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL Montverde junior Isabelle Zatoni (6) spikes the ball during Wednesdays game between Montverde Academy and Lake Highland Prepatory School at Montverde Academy on Sept. 3. FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer GROVELAND Breette Ison is about more than vol leyball. A junior setter at South Lake High School who has helped the Eagles to a 2-1 record this season, Ison is a true student-athlete. Ison had ve kills in South Lakes season-open ing win against Tavares and is an emotional leader on the oor. But she is even more proud of her academ ic accomplishments. She sports a 3.6 un weighted grade point av erage and a 4.2 weighted GPA. In addition, Ison is a dual enrollment student. She carries a 3.5 GPA in her college classes and hopes to earn an engineering degree. As a result of her academ ic and athletic accomplish ments, Ison was named the athlete of the week by the South Lake All-Sport Boost ers. Id love to play volleyball in college, but Im really fo cused on academics right now, Ison said. Thats what is most important to me right now. I have big goals for myself. Id also like to earn a law degree. Ison hopes to attend the University of Florida after graduating from South Lake to pursue her legal and en gineering goals. After col lege, Ison said she would like to work with computers or become a lawyer. She considers herself to be a role model at South Lake and hopes to become an example who coaches will refer to in future sea sons. I want to be known as someone who was a really hardworking student-ath lete, Ison said. Someone who was a leader in the classroom and in athletics. I never gave up at anything I did and I like to help others to be their best. I strive to be a genuine and good person and I hope the example I try to set can motivate others. Ison leads in classroom, on volleyball court BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL South Lake sophomore Breette Ison (2) and Gabby Howard (5) celebrate a point during a match on Aug. 26 between South Lake High School and Tavares at Tavares High School. SEE EAGLES | B4 SEE MVA | B4


B2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, September 10, 2014 C lermont High Schools Memorial Field (eld at Clermont Middle School) is the scene of lots of hard work as the High landers 49 edition buckles down. With two weeks of twice-a-day workouts be hind them the boys are ea ger to mix it up. Ray Glass and Don Smith will handle the center post if they continue to im prove as they have the past two weeks. Rudy Bowen and Buddy Aulls are hard at work mastering the ball handling technique re quired by the T. Both show an attitude for the job and Bowen should devel op into a ner passer if he can iron out a few mechan ical faults. Ted Johnson can han dle the fullback spot and do the signal calling. This cagey veteran can be ex pected to take advantage of any defensive lapses on the part of the opposition. Har old Hunziker and Max Judy round out the backeld even though theyve been handicapped by minor in juries. Up front, where the real football is played, the job will be to nd the right combination between end Norris Hutchingson and Paul Lane, who might be shifted to the left tackle spot. Lee Sheldon will hold down the right ank. Im proved blocking would make this boy a ne offen sive end. Al Cole has been all alone at right tackle. If he can learn to protect his territory on defense he will play a lot this fall. The real battle will take place at the guard spots. Calvin Crawley, Don Mat tioda, Ralph Meyerhoff, Don Smith, Ray Glass and one or two others will be given plenty of opportuni ty to prove their worth. The answer to the whole line riddle lies in these two po sitions. A look at the schedule Cocoa, Umatilla, Ocoee, Apopka, Tavares, Win ter Garden, Mount Dora, and Groveland prom ises plenty of lively enter tainment for the next 10 weeks. To repeat University of Florida Coach Bear Wolfes classic remark, On any giv en night we might beat any of them and on any giv en night any of them might beat us. AROUND THE COMMUNI T Y HOMETOWN: Monticello, N.Y. OCCUPATION: Hairstylist FAMILY: Im the last of four kids, born in Huancayo, Peru. I am married to Christopher Cherry and am mom of two beautiful boys, Christopher, 6, Daniel, 2, and our female black lab Charley. What do you enjoy most about south Lake County? I love the beautiful wildlife, espe cially the birds and all the ower ing trees and bushes. Just gor geous! 1) If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sen tence, what would it be? Be grateful when you wake up, with those you encounter and before closing your eyes for the night. 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? My friend recently shared on Face book about her daughter who, at age 3, had been diagnosed with learning disabilities relating to au tism. She also suffered seizures and wasnt able to communicate until age 7. Doctors told her she wouldnt improve and that she would never be able to attend a regular school, let alone graduate from high school. Well, years of pa rental love, dedication, therapy and tears are paying off big time. Her daughter has made so much prog ress that she is now enrolled in a ve-year program to graduate from a public high school, proving ev eryone wrong. She now has a real chance of college. 3) How does what you do contrib ute to the welfare of the area? I believe in helping others feel their best as well as lifting up their spirits. We have no idea the trials people are facing each day. When they come in to have their hair done, Im there to focus on them and take care of them so they can forget about their worries for a lit tle while and leave feeling a little more relaxed and beautiful. 4) Name one of your greatest ac complishments so far. My greatest accomplishment is my family, hands down. They are my greatest blessing. After them it would be my travels. In my ear ly 20s I traveled throughout half of Mexico and got a chance to immerse myself in the beautiful Mexican culture. Later on, I did the three-day hike to Machu Pic chu in Peru. 5) Whats something youve al ways wanted to do but havent yet? I have always wanted to hang glide. FROM THE FILES | 65 YEARS AGO 1949 Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet Your NEIGHBOR ISABEL CHERRY ANN DUPEE REMEMBER WHEN SUBMITTED PHOTO Left to right, Marlene Moreno and Katie Everett of Trilogy Orlando homebuilders and Julie Hulley, founder/director of Back to School is COOL Lake County, accepted two carloads of school supplies donated to Back to School is COOL, based in Minneola. The needed school supplies will benet homeless and economically challenged students in Lake County. For information about Back to School is COOL or to donate, go to TRILOGY ORLANDO BUILDER DONATES BIG FOR STUDENTS SUBMITTED PHOTO More than 800 book lovers of all ages shopped for books, CDs, VHS tapes and puzzles during the Friends of the Library semiannual sale at the Cooper Memorial Library in Clermont, Aug. 1-6. The event garnered more than $6,700 to be used for projects and reading programs for children and teens at the library. Books and items for the sale were donated throughout the year by individuals, clubs, schools and other organizations. Donations can be delivered to the library circulation desk. For information about the Friends of the Library, call 352-989-4706. THRONGS OF PEOPLE ATTEND SEMIANNUAL SALE AT THE LIBRARY SUBMITTED PHOTO Lake County Judge Terry Neal shakes hands with Kiwanis Club of Clermont President Alan Garcia. Neal addressed the Kiwanis Club of Clermont in August. She gave an animated and humorous talk, adding she resided in Lake County for many years and recalls when current six-lane highways were once orange groves. JUDGE NEAL ADDRESSES KIWANIANS SUBMITTED PHOTO Clermont Toastmasters would like to congratulate, from left, William Sutter (Best Table Topics), Donald Toldson (Best Speaker and Most Improved), Thomas Spencer (Best Evaluator) and Wendy Stone (Club President) at the Aug. 11 meeting. Clermont Toastmasters meets every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 100 Minnehaha Ave. in Clermont. For information, call 352-234-6495. CLERMONT TOASTMASTERS CHAMPS SUBMITTED PHOTO Left to right, Kent Adcock, CEO of Habitat; past Elks President Joey Eberline; Tesa Fansler, Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter regional director; and Jim Yaskiewicz, Elks Lodge adviser, are shown at a recent check presentation of $2,000 on behalf of South Lake Elks Lodge to Habitat to put toward a new house for a south Lake veteran. Leslie Eberline, former secretary for south Lake, wrote the grant that enabled this donation. SOUTH LAKE ELKS DONATE TO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SUBMITTED PHOTO Clermont Toastmasters congratulates, from left, Barbara Amato (Best Table Topics), Donald Toldson (Most Improved), Dantette Nicholas (Best Evaluator), Joyce Prakke (Best Speaker) and Wendy Stone (club president) at the July 14 meeting. Clermont Toastmasters meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the SDA Church, 100 Minnehaha Ave., in Clermont. For information, go to or call 352-234-6495. TOASTMASTER GREATS


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Solution on page B7 who trailed 21-7 with 3:02 left in the rst quarter. After South Lake scored on its rst possession off a 43-yard touchdown run from Kevin Evans, Lake Minneola responded with a 65-yard touchdown recep tion from Lescault-Flem ming on the next offensive play. On their next drive, the Hawks took a 14-7 lead on a 48-yard run from Desmond Johnson, who made some nice cuts through the de fense. That lead extended to 21-7 when South Lake quar terback Nick Guidetti fum bled and was picked up by Xavier Gilliam, who raced 30 yards to the end zone. Lake Minneola struggled to score in the second and third quarters, and a cred it to that was the Eagles de fense. The Hawks had four offensive drives in the sec ond and third quarters, and they resulted in a safety, turnover on downs and two punts. We shut them down (in the second and third), but we have to get better at not giving up the big play, Woolum said. They had a lot of speed and sometimes you give up a big play against speed. We didnt have anybody that could contain No. 2 (John son), but overall I think they played great. South Lake took their rst lead of the game, 22-21, af EAGLES FROM PAGE B1 Were relying a lot on her, Highlanders coach Erin Fleming said. Were asking her to do some dif ferent things, shes still get ting used to it. Flemings team didnt let up in the third set, jumping out to a 7-2 lead. The Eagles pulled to within one point on two occasions but could never tie or take the lead. The fourth set was tied at 3 behind a kill from the Eagles Isabelle Zatoni, but Lake Highland went on an 11-2 run to lead 14-5 after backto-back aces from Kott. Her consecutive kills made it 20-10 before her nal kill won the match. Fleming said getting off to those fast starts were huge for her team. We saw what they had to offer, we made some quick adjustments and we picked up the tempo a little bit, she said. On the other side of the net, the slow starts were hard for Adams team to overcome. Volleyball is a mental game, Adams said. Its all about mental toughness, and a great team can over come a slow start. Thats something we need to work on. It was denitely a dif cult way to start the second and third set, but I think the girls did well coming out in the fourth set and picking it up. They played hard until the last point. MVA FROM PAGE B1 ter a safety in the sec ond quarter. It was a lead the Eagles never relin quished. Guidetti completed 6 of 14 passes for 166 yards and two touchdowns, both to Jerrod Smith. Smith caught four passes for 141 yards. Evans n ished with 152 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Hutchinson had 51 yards and a score on 18 carries. Fiske nished with 212 yards and two touch downs on 12 of 19 pass ing. Both touchdowns were to Lescault-Flem ming, who had seven catches for 176 yards. Johnson had 143 yards and two touchdown on 19 carries out of the back eld. BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL Montverde junior Isabelle Zatoni (6) spikes the ball during Wednesdays game between Montverde Academy and Lake Highland Prepatory School.


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