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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 WWW.SOUTHLAKEPRESS.COM 50 MONTVERDE ACADEMY: Eagles going for elusive third straight national title, See page B1 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Preview capsules of this weeks south Lake games, See page B1 presort standard mail Clermont, FL Permit No. 280U.S. POSTAGE PAID Vol. 99 No. 39 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 .................. A6 MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR ....... B2 2008, Halifax Media Group All rights reserved WWW. SOUTHLAKEPRESS.COM D002998 Complet e Au to Re pair We Ser vice All Mak es & ModelsWe Fix FORD DIESELS Exper ience the Gr if fi s Dif fe re nce rf n tn bn f f n f f FA MIL Y OWNED & OPERA TED DA VID & MELAINE GRIFFIS, OWNERS C/M Box Car Racing will hold its inaugural event at Lake Wilson Parkway in Groveland for kids of all ages. For information, call 352-708-4207 or go to www. The Moonlight Players Theater in Clermont continues its showing of Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream through Oct. 5. Perfor mances on Fridays and Saturdays are at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for children. Call 352-319-1116 for information. FRIDAY THROUGH OCT. 5 Clermont Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Montrose Street in his toric downtown Clermont. Call 352-874-9535 for information. SUNDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 TOP SOUTH LAKES 3 FIND OUT WHATS GOING ON IN SOUTH LAKE. SEE THE CALENDAR ON PAGE A2. LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer Over the next four years, 400 in coming freshman at Lake Minne ola High School are expected to be rezoned back to South Lake High School, according to Lake County School District ofcials. The central problem is Lake Minneola is over capacity and South Lake High School is way under capacity, School Board Member Tod Howard said. The immediate answer to that is a boundary change. Lake Minneola High School ex ceeds capacity by 191 students, according to school ofcials. Meanwhile, South Lake High School is under capacity by 792 students. The Lake County School Board will appoint members to an Advi sory Boundary Committee to pro pose a solution by the end of the year, school ofcials said. Fewer students at South Lake High School has resulted in few er course offerings and a cut in the number of teachers over the years, according to the high schools principal, Rob McCue. Over the last four years there have been 54 fewer teachers at the school, he said. Even so, McCue said he has minimized the impact the reduc tion in allocations has had on the school as a whole. The impact has been evenly distributed among electives and classes on campus, he said. We have lost career tech programs and have lost a couple of posi tions in art and foreign language. We lost a couple in English, sci ence and social studies. McCue said the school no lon ger offers French or drafting. I saved a bunch of programs by not cutting some band, art, acting and drama, he said. Those pro grams are solid at our school be cause we had enough student demand to save those. Others programs where we did not have student demand, that is where the cuts had to go. When Lake Minneola High School was built in 2009, ofcials expected growth to surge in the south Lake area of Groveland, but that did not happen. Howard said it is critical the students be moved. They will need to move those students so we can balance those Lake Minneola students to be rezoned to South Lake SEE REZONE | A5 ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer I n Thai, zab refers to something being super good, according to Jamie Charoenmitr. By all accounts, her parents restaurant, Zab Thai a new Thai restaurant, sushi bar and lounge at 1660 E. State Road 50 in Clermont is just that. For those following the propertys transformation during the past year from what was once a Perkins, then a NY Pizza on the corner of SR 50 and Citrus Tower Blvd., the wait to get a look inside is nally over. They (restaurant owners) did a fantastic job with the place. I came in here before and you cant even recognize it at all. Talk about ren ovations theyve totally trans formed not only the building, inside and out, but the whole corner. Its so unique, said Ray Villegas, the South Lake Chambers director of mem bership, during a soft opening and ribbon cutting attended by city of cials, business leaders and South Lake Chamber ambassadors. CLERMONT Taste of Thailand Restaurant brings Southeast Asian cuisine to south Lake LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE SOUTH LAKE PRESS Chefs are busy preparing food in the kitchen of Zab Thai, a new Thai restaurant and sushi bar in Clermont. SEE THAI | A5 LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer A coalition tasked with ndi ng an alternative water source in south Lake wants to pinpoint the cause of the decline in lake levels over the years. Commissioner Sean Parks, co-founder of the South Lake Regional Water Initiative, said he hopes to receive state funding to conduct a study evaluating whether alterations to the Clermont Chain of Lakes and surrounding lakes are a factor in the cause of those water levels dropping. The Regional Water Initiative includes the cities of Cler mont, Groveland, Minneola, Mascotte and Montverde, the South Lake Chamber of Commerce, private utility compa nies and the county. Alterations are man-made changes to the land surface ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer The Clermont City Council was scheduled to consider a design for a splash pad, approved in December, that will be built at Waterfront Park next year. The council has set aside about $400,000 for the project. According to City Manager Darren Gray, the implemen tation of a splash pad and its design was based on what residents said they wanted. CLERMONT Councilors, public get a sneak peek of splash pad COURTESY OF THE CITY OF CLERMONT An architects rendering shows the splash pad that would be constructed at Waterfront Park beginning in December. SEE SPLASH PAD | A7 CLERMONT Alterations could be affecting lake levels SEE LEVELS | A7 INSIDE Three new restaurants coming to Clermont. See page A3.


A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, September 24, 2014 TAVARES Belleview man convicted of cooking meth A Lake County jury last week convicted a Marion County man of making metham phetamine, as well as possession of meth and drug paraphernalia. The same jury reduced a trafcking charge against him to attempted trafcking. As it stands, Robert Daniel Burnette, of Belleview, could get 65 years in prison on the convictions. He will be sen tenced at a later date. A key witness against Burnette was the man who was arrested with him in October and testied as part of a plea deal. Lake County deputies said they respond ed to a call the morning of Oct. 7 about a ve hicle trying to get into a gated community, Susans Landing, in Clermont. When they ar rived, the car sped off. During the pursuit, someone in the car reportedly threw a small Gatorade bottle from the vehicle. Deputies later identied the bottle as a one-pot, which is a bottle used to cook the drug by shaking the toxic ingredients. Its a cooking method known as shake and bake. According to an arrest afdavit, the dis carded bottle contained 80 grams of meth, and there was other drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. Burnette, the passenger, al legedly was holding a syringe with clear liq uid in it, which tested positive for meth. CLERMONT Teen motorcyclist injured in crash An 18-year-old Clermont motorcyclist was seriously injured recently right after he was hit by a sports utility vehicle on Hancock Road. According to an incident report by Clermont police, Patricia Larmonica, 74, of The Villages, was driving a Toyota RAV 4 east on North Ridge Road at about 6 p.m. when a witness said she failed to come to a com plete stop at the Hancock intersection. Her vehicle hit a 2006 white Suzuki GSXR being ridden by Joseph A. Conley, who was head ed south on Hancock. The police report said Larmonica was transported to South Lake Hospital with possible injuries, while Conley sustained injuries described as incapacitating. TAVARES Two suspended on allegations of inmate mistreatment Two Lake County Sheriffs detention dep uties are being investigated on allegations they mistreated an inmate at the county jail in downtown Tavares. Both detention deputies were placed on paid administrative leave pending the out come of a sheriffs internal investigation, said Lt. John Herrell, sheriffs spokesman on Sept. 17. GROVELAND Kids practice for official box car race happening Saturday About 40 kids had practice runs Sunday, in preparation for the inaugural CM Box Car race scheduled for Saturday at Wilson Lake Parkway. Practice started at noon on Republic Drive in the Ford Commerce Center. All the kids had a great time trying out the box cars. It was a chance for the kids to learn how to stop the cars and handle steer ing of the cars down the track, said found er John Bomm. The parents had lots of fun watching the kids going down the track. There were smiles all around. Forty-three kids are scheduled to compete Saturday. The day will start at 7 a.m. with all the kids taking their cars across the scales to check their weight. The rst race will kick off between 8 and 8:30 a.m. The kids are scheduled to race until late afternoon. Bomm plans more races this fall and winter, including one for area scouts in December and a race dubbed Super Kids for children with special needs in March. Saturdays race is set, but sponsors are needed to help keep future events going. If you are interested in getting involved or would like a child to race, contact John Bomm at 352-708-4207 or email cmboxcar South Lake in Brief What south Lake residents are saying about ... GHOSTS Do you believe in ghosts? I believe in angels, but thats not ghosts. I dont know. ED WHITEHEAD CLERMONT No. I dont really believe in ghosts. I believe in good and bad spirits. I believe in the power of the mind and the law of attraction. If you be lieve in positive you are more likely to attract positive, if you believe in negative you are likely to attract negative. JAMIN BRAHMBHATT, M.D. CLERMONT Basically Im not sure, but I believe maybe in good feelings and bad feelings and I think we all strive to promote good feelings and peace and har mony with the people we come across. SIJO PAREKATTIL, M.D. ORLANDO 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 I dont believe in ghosts. I do believe in the oppression of evil spirits. PAM JONES WINDERMERE TODAY Windows 8 classes will be offered at 1 p.m. at Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 352536-2275. People of Faith meets at 10 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 950b 7th St., Grove land. Information concerning domestic violence will be presented. Call 352-394-2412 for details. Erev of Rosh Hashonah will be held at Congregation Sinai at 7:30 p.m., 303A N. U.S. Highway 27 in Minneola. Call 352-243-5353 or go to for tickets and information. THURSDAY Rosh Hashonah service will be at Congre gation Sinai at 10 a.m. A lunch and learn will be at 1 p.m. Taschlich will be at the Clermont Pier at 2:30 p.m. For information, call 352-2435353 or go to for tickets. The church is at 303A N. U.S. Highway 27 in Minneola. FRIDAY A seminar about preventing falls in your home will be offered at 11 a.m. at Marianne Beck Memorial Library, 112 W. Central Ave., Howey-in-the-Hills. Registration is required by calling 352-324-0254. Second Day Rosh Hashonah service will be at Congregation Sinai at 10 a.m. For infor mation and tickets, call 352-243-5353 or go to The church is at 303A N. U.S. Highway 27 in Minneola. Registration is due for the 2014 Cen tral Florida Natural Health Conference to be held at 8 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 950 7th St., Clermont. Dr. Luis Pache co is the keynote speaker for the event. He is an award-winning family physician and member of the Natures Sunshine Worldwide Medical and Scientic Advisory Board. To register, call the Cl ermont Herb Shoppe at 352-243-3588 or the Leesburg Herb Shoppe at 352-315-4372. Cost is $35 in advance. Hillside Community Church will host a soccer clinic with Juca Cerpe, former captain of the Rio Preto Soccer Club in Brazil. The free event will take place from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Fri day and from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, 405 S. Main St., Minneola. Cerpe will also speak to the kids Awana Club at 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Call 352-394-8001. First United Methodist Church is hosting a Friday Fish Fry at 5 p.m. at the Wesley Center, 715 W. Juanita St., Clermont. Tickets are $13 per person and can be purchased in advance at Proceeds will benet Boy Scout Troop 784, a ministry of FUMC. For information, call 352-394-2412. SUNDAY 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. FRIDAY, OCT. 3 Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre at Congrega tion Sinai will be at 7 p.m. at the church. Call 352-243-5353 or go to www.congregation-si for tickets and information. The church is at 303A N. U.S. Highway 27 in Minneola. SATURDAY, OCT. 4 Downtown Clermont merchants are seek ing vendors to participate in the Fall Vintage Market and Garden Show, taking place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features home d cor and food items. For vendor information, call 352-404-9904 or go to www.Clermontmer for an application. The Clermont Garden Club will offer a Fun with Flowers workshop. Maureen Tauber will of fer tips on contemporary design and demonstra tion. Materials will be supplied. The class will be from 10 a.m. to noon at the Garden Center, 849 W. Ave., Clermont. It is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $15 and must be prepaid. Call 352-4325568 for information and reservations. 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, 574 W. Montrose St., Clermont. The rst 100 ani mals will receive a St. Francis medal for their col lars. Representatives from South Lake Animal League will be present with some adoptable pets and donations can be made to the league at the event. Call 352-394-3855 or email saintmatthi Congregation Sinai will observe Yom Kip pur at 10 a.m., with Yiskor at noon and Min chah service at 5 p.m. The Nila service will be followed by Break the Fast at 6 p.m. Call 352243-5353 or go to www.congregation-sinai. org for tickets and information. The church is at 303A N. U.S. Highway 27 in Minneola. SUNDAY, OCT. 5 Windermere Union Church, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, will host its annual commu nity-wide interfaith candlelight service in ob servance of National Mental Illness Awareness (NMIA) week, Oct. 5-11, at 6 p.m. For informa tion, call the NMIA ofce at 407-253-1900, the church at 407-876-2112, or go www.winder WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8 Free amplied phones for residents with hearing loss will be available to qualied per manent Florida residents today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Connect Hearing, 235 Citrus Tow er Blvd., Suite 106 in Clermont. One phone per customer will be offered and an appointment is required by calling 352-243-1212. SATURDAY, OCT. 11 The Moonlight Players will host Through the Years, a gala fundraising celebration honor ing the groups 20th anniversary at 6:30 p.m., at 735 W. Minneola St. in downtown Clermont. Events include a tour, cocktail hour and a co medic remembrance of Moonlights past, dinner, desert and silent auction. Tickets are $50 and must be reserved by calling 352-319-1116. For information, go to SATURDAY, OCT. 18 A three-day Scott Mattlin Impression ist Oils workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Oct. 20 at the Cagan Art Studio, 16640 Cagan Crossings Blvd., Clermont. For information or to reserve a seat, go to www.ButteryKissesStu, call Kathie Camara 352-241-6407 or email SUNDAY, OCT. 19 The Garden Theatre in Winter Garden will host auditions for its self-produced spring mu sical Peter Pan at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St. The presentation will run from May 1-31. To sign up for the auditions, an RSVP is needed. Email with your preferred audition date. For information, go to To place an item on the calendar, send an email to SOUTH LAKE COMMUNITY CALENDAR BURNETTE SUBMITTED PHOTO The Kiwanis Club of Clermont topped off a July lunch meeting by hosting four members of the East Ridge High School Kiwanis Key Clubs 2014-15 board of directors. Pictured are Alan Garcia, president of the Kiwanis Club of Clermont, Tracey Agyeiwaa-Piasare, Alicia Buck, Trinity Bruener and Johanna Rivas. JOHN BOMM / CM BOX CAR RACING A young driver practices Sunday in preparation for the CM Box Car race Saturday. ERHS KEY CLUB MEMBERS ARE GUESTS AT KIWANIS LUNCHEON


AUSTIN FULLER | Staff Writer A Culvers restaurant and a Panda Express are in the works for Clermont. The site plan for a 3,954-square-foot Culvers restaurant has been ap proved for the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 27 and Johns Lake Road near Walmart, according to Cl ermonts Planning Manag er Curt Henschel. The target opening for the Culvers is in 2015, ac cording to Paul Pitas, the companys director of pub lic relations and Commu nications. There are no ex isting Culvers in Central Florida. Culvers signature prod ucts are its custards and ButterBurgers, which are served on buttered buns, according to Pitas. Culvers, which was start ed in Wisconsin in 1984, has restaurants in 22 states, with the heaviest concen tration of restaurants in the north Midwest, Pitas said. Its kind of like getting the rst WaWa, Clermont Economic Development Director James Hitt said. People in different states look for those connections to their past or their rela tives and as soon as some thing like this comes in it puts us on the map for a lo cation to come to. South Lake Chamber of Commerce President Ray San Fratello noted the near by residential population. Its going to be a very, very close restaurant to a lot of population that is res idential and with Walmart right there, as obviously as a magnet and a major des tination, theres going to be a lot of trafc coming through there, San Fratel lo said. Hitt said the Panda Ex press will be near the BJs Wholesale Club and IHOP by U.S. 27 and Steves Road. The. only existing Pan da Express in Lake or Sum ter counties is in Lady Lake, and its menu includes items honey sesame chick en, orange chicken, grilled teriyaki chicken, broccoli beef and egg rolls, accord ing to its website. Weve really diversi ed our possible choices for eateries in south Lake particularly the Clermont area, San Fratello said. Panda Restaurant Group conrmed they will have a location in Clermont by the end of 2015. Wednesday, September 24, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A3 CLERMONT Panda Express, Culvers to open in 2015 AUSTIN FULLER | Staff Writer Construction is under way on a 7,163-square-foot Texas Roadhouse in Clermont Landing, according to Cl ermont ofcials. The restaurant will be near Buffa lo Wild Wings, according to Clermont Economic Development Director James Hitt. J.C. Penney and Epic The atres of Clermont are also in the plaza. Texas Roadhouses menu includes hand-cut steaks, ribs, burgers and chicken dishes, including country fried chicken and an oven roasted half chicken, according to its website. They also have a liquor menu, line dancers and a jukebox, according to the website. Its another venue thats a little bit different than whats there, Hitt said. South Lake Chamber of Commerce President Ray San Fratello said the Cl ermont Landing and the nearby Cler mont Crossings which is anchored by a BJs Wholesale Club are be coming a destination. Its like one large seamless outdoor mall and all the businesses are play ing off of each other in really diverse ways that its drawing more and more people to that area, San Fratello said. A Panda Express is also planned for the area near the IHOP and BJs, Hitt previously said. There are no existing Texas Road house restaurants in Lake and Sumter counties. Texas Roadhouse, which has locations in 48 states and internation ally, opened its rst restaurant in Feb ruary 1993 in Clarksville, Ind., accord ing to its website. Its international locations include restaurants in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, with a restau rant planned to open in Taiwan in Octo ber, the companys website shows. Texas Roadhouse coming to Clermont


A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, September 24, 2014 President Obama outperforms Reagan America will create about 2.5 mil lion jobs in 2014. This is the best private sector jobs creation perfor mance in American history, accord ing to Adam Hartung on President Obamas policies during the great recession kept unemploy ment from reaching the higher lev els reached under Reagans oil-in duced recession of the 1980s and got people back into the workforce fast er. The unemployment rate is now 6.1 percent. Obama did it in ve years and it took Reagan over six years. President Obama faced jobs mov ing offshore but has turned that around. In January 2009 the GDP growth was -5.3 percent. As of September 2014 it is a positive 6.1 percent. Sixty-three straight months of economic expansion and 25 months of manufacturing expansion has brought about that increase in employment. Weve seen the stock market in crease as a result of the long-term growth of jobs and the increase of the GDP. In January 2009, the Dow was 7949. As of September 2014, it is around 17,000. Under Reagan inves tors gained 190 percent a stagger ing return but under President Obama they have gained 220 percent, which is clearly amazing. Pension funds and private retirement ac counts have benetted from this re covery, allowing many people of re tirement age to leave the work force to retire, relax, travel or start a small business. While we have had the econom ic growth, we have also had a reduc tion of the decit under President Obamas administration, which sky rocketed under Reagan. In January 2009 the decit percent of GDP was 9.8 percent. In September 2014 it is 2.9 percent. Obama reduced the number of federal employees, which resulted in a smaller government, which actually grew under Reagan. Ination has remained low and hour ly wages are improving slightly. President Obama has outper formed Reagan in all economic mea sures and it shows in consumer con dence, which was 37.7 in January 2009 and is now 92.4 in September 2014. Facts matter. May the myth of Reagan rest in peace. KATHY WEAVER | Clermont Vote yes on medical marijuana initative The compassionate thing to do is vote yes on 2 which is the medi cal marijuana initiative that is on the November ballot. The opposition is trying to say that marijuana is not a medicine. Marijuana is dened as a tall Asiatic herb and it has been used for thousands of years as a healing herb in many different cultures and countries. The DEAs own law judge in marijuana rescheduling called it one of the safest therapeutic sub stances known to man and recom mended it be placed in schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act so that it could be prescribed by physicians. That was in 1988. The government took no action. Since 1996, 20-some states have recognized it does have medical use. The government did have a com passionate use program but it was discontinued during the Bush pres idency because so many were trying to get on the program. Today there are only ve left on the program. One of the ve currently resides in South Florida and he is supplied with 300 joints a month by the fed eral government. He is a sucessful stock broker and credits marijua na with helping to keep him alive. There was an Orlando Sentinel article about him. on Nov. 28, 2002 entitled, Stockbroker uses pot to ease pain with Uncle Sams blessing. There was another compassion ate-use patient in Florida who has glaucoma. She was caught grow ing her own marijuana to keep from going blind and was acquitted under the Florida Medical Necessity de fense. She was afterward allowed on the federal compassionate program. Recently the Florida legislature, when presented with the parents of youngsters who got relief from mar ijuana for their epileptic attacks, caved and authorized a low THC vari ety of marijuana. Also a recent study revealed that in the states that had legalized the use of medical marijuana, opiate deaths dropped by 25 percent. It is long overdue for this benef ical healing herb to be allowed for its medicinal benets and needs to be removed from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act so that im portant research can be done on it many medicinal benets. It should be recognized as the miracle plant it is. Perhaps it will replace some of the pharmaceutical drugs and perhaps that is where some of the funding for the No on 2 campaign is com ing from. John Morgan had a dying father that found relief in marijuana and a brother conned to a wheelchair who also benets. Lets do the compas sionate thing and vote yes on 2. JEFF BROWN | Groveland T he Clermont City Council is well on its way to building a splash park at Waterfront Park near the downtown area. On Tuesday, the council was expected to get its rst look at an artists rendering of the splash pad, and theres probably little that can derail the $400,000 project at this point. Construction is slated to begin in December, and the splash park is expected to open in March. We applaud the citys decision. Many communities around Florida are struggling with tight budgets, and some are considering paring back on so-called non-essential services like libraries and parks. The problem with that thinking is that libraries and parks are, indeed, essen tial. Libraries provide boundless opportu nities for learning, cultural enrichment and even recreation, as anyone knows who has ever availed themselves of the many free programs for adult and youth at the areas marvel ous libraries. Parks, likewise, play key roles in well-functioning communities. And Waterfront Park in Clermont the future site of the splash park is as good as they get. It features miles of paths for walking, running and cy cling, a beach and ample green areas for picnics and other fun. The splash park gures to be a crown jewel at Waterfront, a magnet for locals and visitors alike. We know from our visioning sessions and other feedback that our residents are eager to have a splash park, City Manager Darren Gray said last week. The one we are proposing will be a colorful, wel come addition to the amenities we already have at Wa terfront Park, providing wholesome activities for our children. The splash park will showcase the citys new logo, the Clermont Champion, which will stand about 22 feet high at its peak. A curtain of water will stream from the bottom of the gure for children to walk through. We think it is a wonderful reminder of the champi on in everyone, no matter what age you are, Gray said. The council isnt stopping there. It is considering building a smaller splash pad next to City Hall. Whats really awesome is that there was a huge mo mentum of community involvement. Its a huge win for families in Clermont, Melinda Gill, an area mother, said recently. Clermont is right to push ahead with this project, just as the city of Leesburg is right to consider improve ments at Venetian Gardens. Parks offer more than recreation. They provide an im portant quality-of-life element for citizens and, in concert with good schools, culture and entertainment, they are important pieces of the economic development puzzle. They serve as magnets for companies that prize quality of life as much as low taxes and skilled labor forces. So kudos to the city of Clermont for making a nomi nal investment that promises big dividends. 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 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 Splash park is an important, essential addition to downtown Clermont Sloan needs to get his facts straight Russ Sloan, in a Sept. 7 column bashing President Obama, this time about the lies he has purport edly told, wrote, On February 23, 2009, Obama said: And thats why today I am pledging to cut the de cit in half by the end of my rst term in ofce. Sloan added, As we now know, that pledge did not even come close. Sloan has made the same state ment in other columns, which in his defense is repeated on right-wing radio constantly. The fact is the decit in 2009 was $1.4 trillion and in 2013 it was $679 billion. Everyone who understands math knows the decit was cut by more than half. Either Sloan does not know the dif ference between the annual decit and the national debt or he is delib erately lying to advance his agenda to the uninformed. Reading his column is like eating spoiled sh, you do not need to eat the whole sh to know it is not right. The Daily Commercial and its readers deserve more from a column print ed every Sunday. Since Sloan is not a journalist, the rst rule of journal ism does not apply to him evidently, which is to get your facts right. In keeping with true right-wing ideology, which proclaims one must never apologize for anything said or done, he has never made mention of any of his many untruths. Maybe it is time for the Daily Commercial to have a corrections section, as is common in many newspapers. MARVIN JACOBSON | Clermont LETTER of the WEEK FILE PHOTO Parks offer more than recreation. They provide an important quality-of-life element for citizens and, in concert with good schools, culture and entertainment, they are important pieces of the economic development puzzle.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A5 Cler monts Newest Seafood/Steakhouse! 794 W. Minneola Av e.In Historic Downtown Cler mont!352-242-3800 9/25 HOT & STEAMY LA TIN NIGHT!$650So up-n -Sa ndwi ch We ek(tomato & bacon grille d cheese)Sept. 23-2 6 Sept. 30 -O ct 3 The Cast Band Sept 27 9pm-1am Live Entertainment Nightly Richie Q Sept 26 9pm-12amOpen 11am Tu esdaySatur day Full Bar until 2am Fri. & Sat. Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm FRIDA Y, SEPTEMBER 26First United Methodist ChurchWe sley Center 715 W. Juniata St, Clermont, FL 34711 DOORS WILL OPEN AT 5PM Ti ckets sold in advance are$13/person To purchase tickets please visit www y There is an EA T IN ticket and TO GO ticket available PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT BOY SCOUT TROOP 784A MINISTR Y OF FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CLERMONT r f f nt b b rfSel ected from Historic Downt own Clermont's 80-plus members, we're pleased to pres ent the CDP Featu red Business of the Month...FINDERS KEEPERSFINDERS KEEPERS was opened on November 1, 2010 on 8th and Mo ntro se str eets in Hist oric Downtown Clermont. Owner, Pat Matson, who retire d af ter 30 years in the corporate bu si ness world, decided she could finally follow her dream of owning her own sma ll bu sines s. Not exa ctly sure what Finders Keepers would be toda y it has evolved into a Unique Gift, Home Dcor and gently used Furniture boutique. Custo mers enj oy the unique items they can purchase at Find ers Keepers and appreciate the ever turning invent ory with new items being intro duced daily. According to Pat find ing the tr ea su res 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 sup por t an d the ass ist an ce of her bab y gir l, 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 furni ture for your home FI NDERS KEE PERS is wh ere you will fin d it Open Tuesd ay thro ugh Satur da y from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sund ay 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. S top in and say Hi, you never know what you may find. Pat and her husband Bob Matson have lived in Cler mo nt for the past 11 year s and have 4 ch il d ren and 8 grandch ildren. When not working th ey love to travel and are getting ready for a three week Norway trip in July. Not to worry FINDERS KEE PER S will be open in the capa ble hands of Jen To be sure there will be a huge sale when momma is gone. r f n t b f nf b f t f n f LOOKING FOR PA RTS? SEE JULIE (352) 394-61 11 r fnn ttt b Ih ave par ts for all major appliances and air conditioning and authorized repair ser vice too!rr schools, he said. South Lake has a lot of students removed from their cam pus, and reduces the allo cation and the number of classes they can offer. Howard said the goal is to eventually offer open en rollment at South Lake High School, Lake Minneola and East Ridge High School so students have a choice. The long-term answer to the growth in south Lake is moving toward a region al approach where students would be able to pick their career path and go to that school, he said. Board member Bill Mathias agreed the issue has to be addressed. We have to balance these high schools, he said. The raw reality is if you have over capacity with stu dent stations you have an overcrowded student envi ronment. That has to affect student performance. REZONE FROM PAGE A1 Chamber member Cuqui Whitehead said the dcor was beautiful, and the food was wonder ful as well. I loved it. I was very pleasantly surprised. When I would hear people talk about Thai food, Id associate it with something very spicy, and although it was a little spicy, the avors were wonderful, Whitehead said. No one, however, was as excited as own er/manager Kasidis Charoenmitr and his wife, co-owner and self-taught chef Pattama Thum manam Charoenmitr, who could hardly contain their excitement each time someone comment ed on their restaurant. I am very excited to be able to cook for the people of Clermont and south Lake County. It took us a year to transform the restaurant and its been very hard to nd what we could take away and what we couldnt, but its nished and we think it turned out so good. We hope every one likes it, Pattama said. She said all recipes used at the restaurant are hers, and all the restaurants dcor came straight from Thailand. For the past 15 years, the pair has successful ly run another Thai restaurant in the Dr. Phil lips area of Orlando called Ayothaya, which they will continue to run. When they visited Clermont for the rst time a couple of years ago, they fell in love with the hills and people and immediately knew they wanted to open a restaurant there as well. Jamie, a pop and R&B sing er who lives in Cal ifornia, was at the restaurant this week helping her parents with the opening. She said that although her parents have Ayo thaya, named after the founding city of Thai land, its always been her fathers dream to open a bigger restaurant, thus the Clermont project. Jamie also talked about her and her mothers most recent trip to Thailand about six months ago to pick out the decorative elements for the restaurants. We brought back all of the sandstones, carv ings and everything in here. We literally hiked up mountains to get some of the smaller pieces from the people there who handcraft them, Ja mie said. The chefs at Zab Thai who work under Patta mas direction, are based at Ayothaya. Pattama said they are awaiting the arrival of a couple of professional chefs from Thailand. There is nothing like this anywhere near Cl ermont really. You cant nd something this au thentic in Orlando I dont think either, said Ofcer Jeremy Kevitt of the Clermont Police De partment, who has gotten to know the family while patrolling the area since renovations be gan on the property. THAI FROM PAGE A1 LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE SOUTH LAKE PRESS A VIP buffet was set up last week in a back room of Zab Thai.


A6 DAILY COMMERCIAL Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Placey our ad her ea nd re ac ht he Local Mar ke t!VE RY AF FO RD AB LE!Call to da y3 52-3 94-2183 D007250 IN MEMORY DEATH NOTICES Richard G. Abernethy Richard G. Abernethy, 82, of Leesburg, died Saturday, September 13, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home and Crema tory. Leesburg. Damita M. Alexander Damita M. Alexander, 46, of Belleview, died Saturday, September 13, 2014. East side Funeral Home, Lees burg. Patricia A. Pat Benner Patricia A. Pat Benner, 80, of Leesburg, FL passed away on Saturday, Septem ber 20, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funer als and Cremations, Tava res, FL. Jon Brandt Jon Brandt, 45, of Lees burg, FL, died Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Hard en/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis, FL. Margret Brown Margaret Brown, 86, of Groveland, Died Monday, September 15, 2014. Floyds Funeral Home, Clermont. Marvin Brunt Marvin Brunt, 63, of Eu stis, died Monday, Septem ber 15, 2014. Hayes Broth ers Funeral Home, Eustis. Carlos Bynoe Carlos Bynoe, 41, of San ford, died Thursday, Sep tember 11, 2014. Hayes Brothers Funerals Home, Altamonte Springs. Clarence Eugene Clarke Clarence Eugene Gene Clarke, 87, of Mount Dora, FL passed away on Satur day, September 20, 2014. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis, FL. Carlos L. Francois Carlos L. Francois, 78, of Leesburg, died Saturday, September 13, 2014. PageTheus Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Lees burg. Mary Jane Hartwright Mary Jane Hartwright, 87, of Umatilla, died Monday, September 15, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. Otis Knuckles Otis Knuckles, 91, of Mount Dora, died Monday, September 8, 2014. Allen J. Harden Funeral Home, Mount Dora. Melvin McElwain Jr. Melvin Mac McElwain, Jr., 77 of Astor, died Friday, September 12, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Astor. Ronald Edward Miller Ronald Edward Miller, 75, of Lake Panasoffkee, died Monday, September 15, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home, Wildwood. Kristopher Murray Jr. Infant Kristopher Nicho las Murray, Jr., of Leesburg, died Thursday, September 11, 2014. Eastside Funeral Home, Leesburg. Randall L. Parsons Reverend Randall L. Par sons, 97, of Altoona, FL, died on Saturday, Septem ber 20, 2014. Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tavares. Jennifer Ross Jennifer Ross, 59, of Win ter Park, died Sunday, Sep tember 14, 2014. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home, Al tamonte Springs. Rita Rowe Rita Rowe, 83, of Eustis, died Wednesday, Septem ber 17, 2014. Hamlin & Hil bish Funeral Directors, Eu stis. Charles Robert Schaeffer Charles Robert Schaeffer, 98, of Palm Beach Gardens, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. James Walter Shirley James Walter Shirley, 43, of Clermont, died Wednes day, September 10, 2014. Floyds Funeral Home, Cl ermont. Wanda Stewart Wanda Stewart, 86, of Paisley, died Friday, Sep tember 12, 2014. Beyers Fu neral Home, Umatilla. James L. Taylor James L. Duke Taylor, 72, of Eustis, died Monday, September 15, 2014. Hard en/Pauli Funeral Home, Eustis. Lillie B. Neal Williams Lillie B. Neal Williams, 79, of Webster, died Tuesday, September 9, 2014. Floyds Funeral Home, Clermont.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A7 rr f n f t b n t b rf n t b r f f f b b r b t t t r t tt f b f b t b b t f nt t f 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 ChildrenGrovelandMT. 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 We know from our vi sioning sessions and oth er feedback that our resi dents are eager t o have a splash park, he said. The one we are proposing will be a colorful, welcome ad dition to the amenities we already have at Waterfront Park, providing wholesome activities for our children. The splash park is sched uled to open in early 2015 and will showcase the citys new logo/motto. Gray said he believes that, although the splash pad is mainly for residents enjoy ment, it will also help draw people to Clermont. Once here, they will be more in clined to check out what else the city has to offer. We were eager to show case our new city logo and the iconic Clermont Champi on as part of the splash pad, he said. We think it is a won derful reminder of the cham pion in everyone, no mat ter what age you are. The Clermont Champion will be about 22 feet high at the high est peak. There is a curtain of water that comes out the bot tom between the legs that children can walk through. It (the splash pad) will attract visitors who will want to enjoy the shop ping and dining opportuni ties in downtown Clermont or who want to rent pad dle boards, kayaks and bi cycles at Bikes and Boards, our rental shop at Water front Park. SPLASH PAD FROM PAGE A1 over the years that could affect the direction that water ows or how often it ows in that specic location. Examples include berms, ditches and railroad bridges, where materials trapped within the pilings could be impeding water ow. My hypothesis is alterations to the land and poorly functioning infrastructure are at least partial ly affecting lake levels in the Cler mont Chain of Lakes, Parks said. I want to start by at least docu menting where infrastructure is located and its condit ion. Groveland Mayor Tim Loucks, who co-founded the initiative with Parks, said he is concerned some of the natural ows of water have been interrupted by the al terations. Alterations could be caused by failed culverts, Loucks said. Man-made diversions of the natural ow could be anywhere within the chain, he said. Some body could have rerouted water in a different direction then it would normally ow through large ditch es. There also could be areas in the Green Swamp holding inordinate amounts of water that would ow in the chain naturally, but is being retained in those areas. Parks said ofcials have already determined that some culverts near County Road 474 didnt prop erly move water. Mike Perry, executive director of the Lake County Water Authori ty, said the LCWA previously found alterations in the Little Creek Basin in the Green Swamp west of the Cl ermont Chain. There was an old railroad bed on private property that was blocking typical or historic ow patterns, he said. This past June, LCWA ofcials put pipes under the historic bed, restoring historic ow through the wetland system, he sa id. Since then, Perry said they have not observed any additional alter ations. He contends the low lake levels are the result of a lack of rainfall. We have not had average rain fall since 2005, he said. The cumulative rainfall decit since 2005 is 64.41 inches, equiva lent to 5.37 feet, Perry said. While the lack of rainfall is a major factor affecting lake levels, groundwater withdrawals and hu man impacts, such as surface wa ter diversions and irrigation, are also contributors. This is accord ing to a panel of experts from the LCWA and St. Johns River Water Management District, who met last November at the rst south Lake Water Summit to talk about the problem of dwindling reserves in the Floridan Aquifer. LEVELS FROM PAGE A1


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B1 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, September 24, 2014 YOUR CONTACT FOR SPORTS SPORTS EDITOR ................. FRANK JOLLEY TELEPHONE .............................. 365-8268 FAX .......................................... 394-8001 EMAIL ......... S PORTS and LEISURE FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer Jared Allen has made the best of a bad situation. Allen was diagnosed with a heart murmur during football conditioning drills as a freshman at South Lake High School, but rath er than fret over his misfor tune, Allen took up bowl ing and has been one of the better keglers in the county. In fact, he has rolled 10 games of 299 one pin short of a perfect game. He has rolled a high game of 258 for South Lake and ap proaches the sport like a golfer would approach a shot from 150 yards away. Allen and Sam Casey, both seniors, have helped the Eagles boys and girls bowling teams to success ful seasons. Both also ex cel in the classroom as A-B students and were named Stu dent-Athletes of the Week by the South Lake High School All-Sports Boosters. Allen said he en joys the complexity of bowling. He stud ies various oil pat terns used at bowl ing centers and has 10 to 15 balls at his disposal, depending on situations. To help him ana lyze the sport, Allen said he tries to bowl between 40 and 60 games per week. For me, bowling is like a form of moving chess, Al len said. Each game is dif ferent and each lane in a bowling alley is different. You have to gure out the conditions on each lane and which ball works best. Theres much more to it than just grabbing a bowl ing ball and throwing it down the lane. There are so many things that have to go right to have a good game. If one thing goes wrong, you wont do well. Casey has only been bowling for about a year. She has played basketball since sixth grade, but decid ed to give bowling a try after being urged on by friends. Casey said her average is in the 150s and she has re corded a high game this year of 179. Many people dont think of bowling as a team sport, but theres a lot of team work involved it it, Casey said. Every spot has to work together to win. If someone gets down because of a bad game or a bad ball, the teammates have to get them back up. Casey said she has not decided what she wants to eventual ly get out of bowling. She wants to go to college after gradu ation and study ma rine biology or be come a pediatrician. Im not sure what I want to do, Casey said. But, I do like science. Allen said he hopes to study marketing at commu nications at Florida State University or the Universi ty of South Florida. He has been taking Advanced Place ment classes at South Lake since his freshman year. Had he never been diag nosed with a heart murmur as a freshman, Allen isnt sure if he wouldve taken up bowling, but he has no re grets. He believes in fate and feels that has a lot to do with how his athletic career at South Lake turned out. Things happen for a rea son, Allen said. There is a reason for everything thats happened to me. Its prob ably safe to say that it work out for the best for me. Senior bowlers named top SLHS student-athletes ALLEN CASEY PAUL BARNEY Editors note: Part 2 in a 10-part se ries previewing the top teams/athletes to watch for in 2014-15. The Montverde Academy boys basketball team has all the pieces in place to compete for another nation al championship. Talent most denitely. Height you bet. Good coaching absolutely. Yep, there may not be a better high school boys basketball program in the state of Florida, or even in the country. The Eagles last April won their sec ond consecutive national title when they defeated Oak Hill Academy, 7162, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The win completed a 28-0 sea son and a No. 1 ranking in the coun try. It was a long, grueling season, but obviously very exciting to be able to win a championship at The Garden, Montverde Academy coach Kevin Boyle said. The Eagles last season defeated 16 of the top 45 teams in the country. Throughout the season, six players committed to play at the next level for Division I schools, including Jus tin Bibbs (Virginia Tech), Jordan Car oline (Southern Illinois), Chris Egi (Harvard), Makinde London (Xavi er), DAngelo Russell (Ohio State) and current senior Ben Simmons (LSU). Simmons, a 6-foot-9 strong for ward, posted a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds in the championship game. Boyle is expect ing another big season from Sim mons and said in order for his team to have another successful year, it all starts with him. Theres some mock NBA drafts that have him as the potential No. 1 draft pick in the 2016 draft after one year at LSU, Boyle said. The height and talent doesnt stop there. Noah Dickerson, a 6-foot-9 for ward, recently committed to Florida to play for coach Billy Donovan. Hes an excellent stretch-four player who has great post moves, yet hes also a good 17-18-foot shooter, Boyle said. The Gators advanced all the way to the Final Four last season, losing to eventual champion Connecticut. And then there are the 7-footers. Yes, thats plural. Its rare that a high school team has one 7-footer on its team, let alone more. Montverde Academy has two in Jean Marc Koumadje (7-foot-4) and Doral Moore (7-foot-1). Both are be ing heavily recruited by some of the top college basketball programs in the country. Koumadje, originally from the Afri can nation of Chad, has received of fers from Connecticut, Tennessee, UCLA and many others. Moore has received many offers as well, includ ing Cincinnati, Illinois, Indiana, Ken tucky, Louisville, Ohio State and Tex as. We have a lot of size, Boyle said. We have seven players 6-8 to 7-4, so were extremely big. That includes E.J. Montgomery, a 6-foot-10 freshman. Thats right, a freshman. So, what are the teams expecta tions in 2014-15? The Eagles are cer tainly eyeing another national cham pionship, which would be their third straight. I dont know if its been done be fore, so we have a tall task, Boyle said. But I think we have a lot of re ally good players and denitely have a chance to be in the mix at the end to have a shot at the national title again. Big things are certainly in store for Montverde Academy this season literally. Triple threat Montverde Academy going for elusive third straight national title BRETT LE BLANC / SOUTH LAKE PRESS Montverde junior Ben Simmons (22) tries to rebound the ball during the rst half of the Montverde Academy-Philadelphia Math, Civics & Sciences Charter School game in Montverde on Jan. 31. Jared Allen and Sam Casey, both seniors, have helped the Eagles boys and girls bowling teams to successful seasons. Both also excel in the classroom as A-B students and were named StudentAthletes of the Week by the South Lake High School AllSports Boosters. South Lake Countys four foot ball-playing schools prepare for the midway point of the regular season with a variety of goals. One school South Lake will be looking to keep its unbeaten season alive, while Lake Minneola hopes to nd an answer to its defensive woes. East Ridge and Montverde Academy are in search of their rst wins. LAKE MINNEOLA (1-3) AT MOUNT DORA (3-1) 7 p.m., Thursday, Hurricane Field Lake Minneola is looking for some defense. Any defense. During its current three-game losing streak, Lake Minneola has surrendered 135 points, while scoring 89. The latest dressing down for the de fense was a 45-21 drubbing by Ocala Vanguard at Booster Stadium in Ocala. Broken down, the Hawks have been scoring nearly 30 points a game during the losing streak, but the defense has been allowing 45 points per contest. Including Lake Minneolas 62-35 pre season loss to Orlando Lake Nona, the Hawks have surrendered at least 38 points in four of their rst ve games. Mount Dora will likely present anoth er stiff test for the Hawks. The Hurricanes (3-1) lost their rst game of the season last week, 28-13, to Orlando Bishop Moore at Hurricane Field. Prior to that, Mount Dora topped Leesburg 34-28, beat Umatilla 23-12 and blasted Titusville Astronaut 41-6 in its season opener. EUSTIS (2-1) AT SOUTH LAKE (4-0) 7 p.m., Friday, Eagles Stadium South Lake was forced to come from behind last week against Eagle Lake Lake Region. A pair of fourth-quarter scoring passes from quarterback Nick Guidetti and Branden Walker proved to be the difference. The game-winning drive covered 80 yards and backed up a defensive effort that shut down Eagle Lake Lake Region in the second half. Eustis heads the game riding a twogame winning streak and on the heels of, arguably, its best game of the sea son. The Panthers hammered Orlan do Lake Highland Prep 31-3 in a Class 5A-District 11 contest. The Panthers had two players Jack Kirkpatrick and Jordan Owens com bine for 354 yards of offense. Kirkpat rick had 17 carries for 191 yards and a touchdown. Owens totaled 163 yards on six catches. Kevin Evans powers South Lakes running attack. Evans has 494 yards this season and six touchdowns. Chuckie Hutchinson has 300 yards and ve touchdowns. Guidetti has thrown for 505 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Hunter Howard leads South Lake with 32 tackles, followed by Nick Morey and Fred Key with 31 stops apiece. A quartet of defenders Tabon Howze, Howard, Justin Morgan and Joshua Acevedo have two sacks apiece. EAST RIDGE (0-4) AT ORLANDO OAK RIDGE (3-1) 7 p.m., Friday, Lee Leonard Stadium The road to the East Ridge High School football teams rst win of the season will likely have to endure at least one more week lled with pot holes and potential pitfalls. Orlando Oak Ridge beat Apopka Wekiva 18-12 last week in its Class 7A-District 4 opener and has lost only to Winter Garden West Orange. The Pio neers stunned area football fans with a 28-23 road win against Apopka in the seasons opening week. East Ridge opened play in Class 7A-4 last week at home against Or lando East River and the Knights were handed a 35-0 loss. Orlando Oak Ridge is averaging 25 points per game this season, while al lowing 19.3 points per game. MONTVERDE ACADEMY (0-2) AT ORLANDO FIRST ACADEMY (3-1) 7 p.m., Friday, Payne Stewart Athletic Complex The schedule certainly doesnt get WEEK 5 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW CAPSULES BRETT LE BLANC / SOUTH LAKE PRESS Lake Minneola High School junior Jesse Fiske (10) runs with the football during the Sept. 5 game between Lake Minneola and South Lake in Groveland. SEE PREVIEW | B4


B2 DAILY COMMERCIAL Wednesday, September 24, 2014 A land use item was de leted from the Cl ermont City Coun cil agenda upon request of South Lake Memorial Hospital. The site is on the northwest corner of U.S. Highway 27 and Grand Highway. The hospital had previously intended to purchase the property and construct a new facil ity there. Minneola City Coun cil welcomed George Teets, the only resident who qual ied to ll the remain ing term of Gloria Jean ny Fisk, who resigned for health reasons. Prices at Publix: Whole frying chicken, 79 cents per pound. Beef cube steaks, $1.89 per pound. Jum bo apple oat bran mufns from the Danish bakery, a package of four, $1.99. Col gate Toothpaste, 4.5-ounce, $1.49 each. Kraft mayon naise, 32-ounce jar, $1.69. Folgers coffee, 11.5-ounce bag, $1.99. Publix soft drinks, 2-liter bottle, 69 cents. Dairy Fresh ice milk, half gallon, $1.19. Pub lix Premiere Yogurt, two 8-ounce cups, 89 cents. Kenneth C. Bill, M.D., a long-time board member and emergency room phy sician at South Lake Memo rial Hospital, received an award for eight years of ser vice and dedication to the hospital board of trustees. CMA CHURCH BURNS THE MORTGAGE Minneola Christian and Missionary Alliance Church celebrated the mortgage burning of its church build ing June 18. Elder James Burton was master of cere monies. Elder David Hen derson, chairman of the original building com mittee in 1975, gave a brief history of the build ing program. Former pas tor, the Rev. Jack Smith, and the Rev. Rick Drum mond, son of the late Rev. Leon Drummond, pastor when the new building was conceived and built, gave greetings. Incorporated in 1925, the original church building was purchased in June and ofcial organization was competed in July. Sunday School rooms were added in the 1950s and again in the 1960s. Clermont Architect Nick Jones was hired in July 1975 and a colonial-style of ar chitecture was chosen. Ap pointed to the Building Committee Nov. 4, 1975 were David Henderson, Sam Sanger, Howard Har tle, George Henderson, Marvin Boykin and West Lundberg. The building was dedicated April 3, 1977. After raising over $60,000, a $100,000, 15-year mortgage was secured. AROUND THE COMMUNI T Y HOMETOWN: Norman/Moore, Oklahoma OCCUPATION: Creative prob lem solving helping business es grow. FAMILY: Wife, Deborah; teenager daughter, Jessica; my 93-year-old mom; my older kids in Oklahoma, Michael and Dylan; and a grandchild, 5-year-old Jo nah. What do you enjoy most about south Lake County? Being here. Arriving in 2005, we chose Clermont for the beauty of its hills and lakes and home town feel. Historic downtown ap pealed to us, too. And of course, we love Floridas winter weather. 1) If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sen tence, what would it be? Service above self, a motto of Ro tary International that has stuck with me. That, and Time is na tures way of keeping everything from happening at once. 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? The players under-16-year-old girls of the FUZE, the Clermont Football Club soccer team I coach, did something Id not experienced until three weeks ago. A player who nished her conditioning laps rst saw one of her teammates struggling, still nearly a lap behind the next to last runner. She, then another, then another and another, ran to meet, encourage and escort that nal girl the rest of the way. That made a tremendous impact on our team family. That act of kindness and camaraderie speaks volumes about the caring, support ive young people, individuals and families we have as friends, neigh bors and colleagues. 3) How does what you do contrib ute to the welfare of the area? Ive worked since before graduat ing University of Oklahoma in ad vertising/marketing because I en joy the challenge of contributing creative solutions and implement ing plans to help achieve desired results. Ive had opportunities to volunteer with organizations such as the Friends of Cooper Memori al Librarys Veterans History Proj ect, the South Lake YMCA Soccer program and several communi ty events, including many through the Clermont Downtown Partner ship such as the Art Festival, Mu sic on Montrose, Art Walks, Food Trucks and so forth. I believe be ing involved with others in service opportunities such as these enrich the lives of people in our commu nity. Besides, its fun and I meet lots of people who are passionate about their community. FROM THE FILES | 25 YEARS AGO 1989 Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet Your NEIGHBOR RON SMART ANN DUPEE REMEMBER WHEN 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 SUBMITTED PHOTO Mascotte Elementary Charter Terric Kids are: Reese Whitley, Anya Simpson, Nahiara Velez, Annie Morales, Cyan Montero, Travis Simpson, Estrella Garcia, Kattie King, Seleste Macarena, Jessilyn Edwards, Manuel Yepez, Kimberly Nathoo, Abril Silva, Haley Harvey, Samantha Howard, Isabel Bosler Bravo, Ava Jackson, Leroy Valerio, Chloe Rice, Anna Flores, Angel Martinez, Faith McClain, Dallas Campos, Brandon Nathoo, Zeriyah Dantzler, Kevin Perez, Julianna Jardim, Calley Story, Kalea Delossantos, Stephanie Saavedra, Maria Vazquez-Lopez, Liam Conard, Jaheim Mayo, Summer England, Tatiana Dominguez, Daniel Betancourt, Marissa Medellin, Emily Lowery, Elisabet Otero, Nakoma Payne and Jose Sanchez. MASCOTTE ELEMENTARY CHARTER TERRIFIC KIDS 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. Fauteux plans to attend the University of South Florida and major in biomedical science. DAR SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTED SUBMITTED PHOTO Richard Collins, Audrey Morgan, Nello Woodhouse, Aurelia Cole, Kiwanis President Alan Garcia and Veronica Evans attended a recent meeting where Cole was honored by the city of Clermont for her contributions to education with a reception and the presentation of a proclamation for her achievements. The City Council extended best wishes in her retirement as the Chief of Administration for Lake County Schools after 43 years as an educator in Lake County. KIWANIANS HONOR COLE FOR ACHIEVEMENTS AT MEETING SUBMITTED PHOTO Amanda LaMagna, media specialist, poses with students from Grassy Lake Elementary School who shared a win in the newscast portion of the East Ridge High School in Clermont TV Academys second annual Movie Knight. The event hosted numbers of entries from Lake County students and the audience lled the largest theater at Epic Theatres of Clermont. Winners are: Public Service Announcement, Umatilla Middle School and Groveland Elementary School; Newscast, Umatilla Middle School and Grassy Lake Elementary; Short Film, Gifted by Jeron Jordan and The Watcher by David McLaughlin; Documentary, Stress on the Field by Jason Felice; and Educational Video, Cardiovascular System by Umatilla Middle School. EAST RIDGE HIGHS FILM FESTIVAL IS A BLOCKBUSTER SUBMITTED PHOTO Students at Sawgrass Bay Elementary School in Clermont recently celebrated the 2nd annual Special Olympics Young Athletes Program culminating on April 2. The event consisted of 55 students, ages 3-7, with and without disabilities, and 25 Play Pals who included various staff members, parents and older student volunteers, providing students an opportunity to improve physically, socially, cognitively and mutually learn from one another. For information about the Young Athletes Program at Sawgrass Bay Elementary, call Rose Velez at YOUNG ATHLETES PROGRAM A SUCCESS AT SAWGRASS BAY


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Solution on page B7 easier for the Montverde Acade my football team. After falling 43-7 to Braden ton IMG Academy last week, the Eagles will get another stiff test on Friday when the Eagles play Orlando First Academy at the Payne Stewart Athletic Complex. Montverde Academy (0-2) will face one of the top private schools in Central Florida in the Royals. Led by coach Leroy Kinard, who spent time with the New York Jets in the 1990s, Orlan do First Academy topped Win ter Park Trinity Prep 35-20 last week. The Royals (3-1) only loss came in their season opener, a 35-21 defeat by Orlando Bish op Moore. Since that game, Orlando First Academy has averaged 42.7 points per game and al lowed just 11.3. Against Bradenton IMG Acad emy, quarterback Austin Hunt PREVIEW FROM PAGE B1 and running Tirrek Hoo ten stood out for Montverde Academy. Hooten scored the Eagles only touchdown of the game with a 70-yard dash. Orlando First Academy goes into Fridays game aver aging 235 yards rushing per game and 84 yards passing. Defensively, the Royals have 15 sacks in four games and have picked off two passes. PAUL BARNEY | Staff Writer THE VILLAGES It was all about coming in rst for Kyle Fox. After placing third as a freshman at last seasons Buffalo Invitational, Fox set out a goal to nish rst at this years race. Fox achieved that goal with a rst-place time of 17:19.7 to lead The Villages to a fth-place team nish at Thursdays Buffalo Invi tational at The Villages Polo Club. The Villages girls team picked up a team win, but East Ridge recorded a solid, second-place nish behind Anita Green. Its all about the team obviously in cross coun try, but today I just wanted to get out and get the win, Fox said. Ive been in sec ond and third a few races, never got a rst. It was nice coming here and running a good race. It wasnt my fast est, but it was smart. I felt good. Didnt feel too dead at the end. Didnt throw up, which is always good. It was a nice run. Buffalo coach Chris Mur ray was pleased with Foxs run. Hes just a darn good person, Murray said. Were doing a very inter esting combination. Hes an outstanding soccer play er and plays on one of the best teams in America, so we balance those two. Hes a very mature, smart athlete. Hes just a super person. Fox jumped out to an ear ly lead and never let up, n ishing well ahead of Bel leviews Redondo Beauplan, who placed second with a time of 17:36.9. Belleview, however, placed rst overall with a total time of 1:33:10.7 Jacob Stoffer, Foxs team mate, nished 10th this year with a time of 18:31.4. It concluded an allaround great day for The Vil lages, which got a rst-place nish from the girls team. Rachel Van Wart and Pay ton Possehl both placed in the top 10, nishing fth and eighth with times of 22:21.2 and 23:20.3, respectively. Total time for the Buffalo was 2:01:32.7. East Ridge nished sec ond as a team with a total time of 2:02:33.9. Individually, Green n ished second for the Knights with a time of 21:30.8. Montverde Academy n ished sixth as a team with a time of 2:18:32.6. Ciara Hopkins came in third over all with a time of 21:36.6. Maya Rifai placed 18th with a time of 24:37.6 South Lake and Mount Dora nished seventh and 10th as a team. The Mount Dora boys team placed ninth, while Montverde Academy, East Ridge, South Lake and Eustis nished 11th, 13th, 15th and 16th, respectively. East Ridge girls finish second in Buffalo Invitational BRETT LE BLANC / SOUTH LAKE PRESS East Ridge Senior Anita Green grimaces through pain on her way to a 21:30.8 nishing time at the Buffalo Invitational.


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