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QUEEN SETSStarting at$19 9 FULL SETS Starting atMATTRESS & FURNITURE MARKET 16129 State Rd. 50 West Ste 101-102 Clermont, FL 34711 407-877-6677 9900 Hwy 441 Leesburg, FL 34788 352-460-4816 PROUDLY FEATURING...Gel Memory FoamHigh end mattresses without the high end price! r fntn b fnn n r TRUCK LOAD SALE Twin$9900, Full$16900set, Queen$19900set, Firm King$29900set n rrn r rr n WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 WWW.SOUTHLAKEPRESS.COM 50 SOUTH LAKE ROLLS IN WIN: Eagles remain undefeated with help of strong defense, See page B1 LAKE MINNEOLA TOPS MOUNT DORA: Hawks snap three-game losing streak with 39-19 victory, See page B1 presort standard mail Clermont, FL Permit No. 280U.S. POSTAGE PAID Vol. 99 No. 40 2 sections INDEX CLASSIFIED ........................ B7 CROSSWORDS ................... B4 SERVICE DIRECTORY .......... B7 REMEMBER WHEN ............. B2 SPORTS ............................. B1 OPINION ............................. A4 WORD ON THE STREET ........ A2 AREA BRIEFS ...................... A2 CALENDAR .......................... A2 DEATH NOTICES .................. A8 MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR ....... B2 2008, Halifax Media Group All rights reserved WWW. SOUTHLAKEPRESS.COM ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer A four-car accident at the in tersection of U.S. Highway 27 and Hook Street that sent at least three people to the hospital was a sight to see last Wednesday morning. According to Clermont police ofcials, a dump truck rear-end ed a white Ford Pool Tech van, which hit a blue Chrysler van, which then hit a Ford sedan at the trafc light at U.S. 27 and Hook. The impact lifted the van onto its nose and into the blue Chrys ler, leaving the back of the white van sticking straight up in the air. Police Sgt. Shane Strickland said could not believe what he saw when he passed the scene, especially since no one was seri ously hurt. In all the years Ive been do ing this, Ive never seen that hap pen in a crash, Strickland said. Strickland said the crash may have looked more serious to passersby, but there were no en trapments or serious injuries, he said. Three people were trans ported to a South Lake Hos pitals Emergency Room with non-life-threatening injuries, but the others, including the driver of the pool truck, were treated at the scene. Trafc, however, was backed up at the intersection and two roads were closed for about one to two hours the ramp off State Road 50 and U.S. Highway 27. A Hazmat crew was also called to the scene because of spillage from chemicals in the pool truck chlorine and muriatic acid, mixed with gasoline and other vehicle uids. It was mitigated, Strickland said of the spill. Strickland said one citation was issued, though it was un clear on preliminary reports to which driver it was given. Four-car pileup in Clermont leaves no serious injuries ROXANNE BROWN / SOUTH LAKE PRESS An accident involving four vehicles is seen Sept. 24 at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and Hook Street in Clermont. ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer W hen students in Bill Bartos auto body shop class at East Ridge High School rst set eyes on a Nissan 350Z he brought in, they saw a race-worn vehicle held together with duct tape and plastic straps. But when an estimated 100,000 peo ple view the restored drift car at the prestigious Specialty Equipment Mar ket Association Show in Las Vegas next month, theyll see the vehicle named hottest Nissan at the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross event in August at Daytona International Speedway, where the xed-up Braille Battery con cept car was unveiled. As a former drag racer, even Barto had doubts about the restoration proj ect. He knew it would be a challenge for a professional auto body shop, let alone a bunch of teenagers in his auto CLERMONT From wreck to reward Car restored by East Ridge auto class is named hottest Nissan LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE SOUTH LAKE PRESS Edgar Arevalo, a student in Bill Bartos advanced auto body class at East Ridge High School, installs a bolt on a 1972 El Camino. PHOTO COURTESY OF AUTOMOTIVEADDICTS.COM The Braille Battery concept car was unveiled last month at the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross event at Daytona International Speedway. SEE RESTORE | A9 ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer Clermont City Attorney Dan Mantzaris has been directed by the city council to draft a plan for holding prayers before govern ment meetings. The directive comes after a request ear lier in the month when Clermont resident Choice Edwards asked the council to elim inate any prayers before council meetings and simply open with Welcome. At that meeting, Edwards said prayers didnt belong at city meetings because they could violate the rights of those who held different beliefs Although Edwards told council members he had asked the same of the Winter Garden City Council and it had complied, the Cler mont Council agreed it would continue to open meetings with prayer. The council did agree, as a result of a Su preme Court ruling on the matter earlier this year, to look at inviting local clergy or individuals who represent a church enti ty, regardless of their denomination, to per form the invocation instead of a member of the council. CLERMONT Council to look at who leads prayers ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer The mother of Army Specialist Alex Mill er, who was killed in combat in Afghani stan in 2009, was honored with a plaque and learned that a highway in Clermont would be renamed in her sons honor. The resolution is in accordance to Senate Bill 820 that was introduced by Representa tive Larry Metz and passed during the 2014 Legislative Session. Its wonderful. I met with Representative Metz a couple of years ago when he told me what he was doing and I was denietly open to it, Susan Miller said. Its really nice to see that its happening now, because it rep resents us knowing he (her son Alex Miller) CLERMONT Road named in memory of soldier SEE SOLDIER | A9


A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 1, 2014 SOUTH LAKE Bomb hoaxes disrupt three schools The Lake County Sheriffs Ofce said three schools in south Lake County were disrupt ed by bomb threats this morning. A fourth school was evacuated because of its close proximity to one of the others that had re ceived a threat. According to department spokesman Sgt. James Vachon, someone called a bomb threat in to Clermont Middle School and then Gray Middle School, hours after South Lake High School was evacuated because of a threatening call at 8:15 a.m. Cypress Ridge Elementary was also placed on lockdown since it is located directly across the street from Clermont Middle. At South Lake High School, Silver Eagle Road, the only road leading into the school was closed immediately following the threat. No one was allowed onto the road going west, whether they were parents or residents of the neighborhoods near the school. Little by little, however, some residents trying to get home or parents who had heard of the incident or who had received calls or texts from students began lining both sides of the road and the turning lane onto Silver Eagle Road, where they wait ed until they got clearing from ofcials at 12:46 p.m. when it was announced that the matter had been resolved. Ofcials found no explosive devices at any of the schools. GROVELAND Man accused of having sex with middle school student A 19-year-old Groveland man was arrest ed Monday on accusations that he repeat edly had sex with a middle school student. Fred Anthony Cahuaya was charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a victim less than 16 years old. He remained in the Lake County Jail Wednesday in lieu of $10,000 bail. According to an arrest af davit, the victim goes to a middle school in Clermont. The parents reported to Lake County sheriffs deputies last week they discovered texts on the childs cell phone alluding to episodes of sexual inter course with Cahuaya. The victim and Cahuaya al legedly told detectives investigating the case they had sex at least four times, including in her bed and in the woods. Cahuaya allegedly admitted to detectives that he knew the girls age, that she was a middle school student and what he did was wrong. According to the sheriffs website, Cahuayas previous arrests include grand theft auto and retail theft. MASCOTTE Collision with oak tree severs car, kills 1 A single-vehicle accident near Mascotte early Saturday morning ripped a 2008 Nissan Altima in half, killed one young man and sent three others to area hospitals, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Markie Conley, 21, of Clermont, died at the scene. The crash occurred about 2 a.m. on Lee Road near the intersection of State Road 50. According to FHP Sgt. Kim Montes, Stanley Evans, 21, of Groveland, was driving the Altima north on Lee Road when he failed to stop at the intersection. Lee Road does not continue north of the highway but a long driveway, next to a fenced pasture, does. Montes said the Altima continued down the driveway until the left rear of the car clipped a palm tree. The impact caused the Altima to spin and its right side slammed into a large oak tree. The force of this second impact tore the vehicle into two pieces. Conley was thrown from the vehicle after it hit the oak tree, Montes said. Evans received serious injuries and was transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center, along with seriously injured passenger Tevin Hart, 20, of Groveland. A third passen ger, Earl Graham, 21, of Clermont, was taken to South Lake Hospital with minor injuries. Hart and Graham were on the track team last year at South Lake High School. GROVELAND City to refund $100K in utility overcharges Groveland will refund approximately $100,000 in overcharged utility fees because of a clerical error, ofcials say. The error was made following city coun cil meetings on Aug. 4 and Aug. 8, when the board voted to adopt a new fee schedule that included several service fee hikes, such as water meter installations. The fee that was calculated was the fee associated with installing a meter from the main to the house being built, when in fact, a portion of that fee is paid by impact fees the city receives, City Manager Redmond Jones explained. Another miscalculation involved fees charged when utility lines were connected to houses, he added. The council met last week to discuss how to handle the situation. Mayor Tim Loucks said he felt the overages constituted an emergency. South Lake in Brief What south Lake residents are saying about ... BEES Are bees welcome in your backyard? Yes. We have a gar den and theres a problem with bees. Were not get ting enough pollination. LARRY RESCOE CLERMONT Yes, as long as they dont sting me. Actually, bees are important. MIKE RADZIK GROVELAND Yes, why not? I think its part of the ecosystem. We gotta have them. EDELL HERNANDEZ GROVELAND 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 Yes, for ower pollina tion. TIM LOUCKS GROVELAND TODAY Today is the deadline for art ists competing for prizes in the 8th annual Downtown Clermont Art Fes tival of Fine Art and Fine Crafts in November. Works judged to be the best across ve categories will be awarded cash including the Best of Show. Categories are: Fine Art 2-D, Fine Art 3-D, Photography, Sculp ture and Fine Craft. Go to www.cler for information. FRIDAY Erev Yom Kippur Kol Nidre, 7 p.m. at Congregation Sinai. Call 352-243-5353 or go to www.con for tickets and information. The church is locat ed at 303A N. U.S. Highway 27 in Minneola. SATURDAY Downtown Clermont mer chants are seeking vendors to par ticipate in the Fall Vintage Market and Garden Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features shabby chic items, home dcor and food. For vendor information, call 352-4049904 or go to www.Clermontmer for an application. The Clermont Garden Club will offer a Fun with Flowers Work shop with Maureen Tauber offering tips on contemporary design and demonstration. Materials will be supplied. The class, from 10 a.m. to noon, will be at the Garden Cen ter, 849 West Ave., in Clermont and is limited to 20 participants. Cost is $15 and must be prepaid. Call 352-432-5568 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., in Cl ermont. The rst 100 animals will receive a St. Francis medal for their collar. Representatives from South Lake Animal League will be pres ent with adoptable pets. Donations can be made to the league at the event. Call 352-394-3855 or email Yom Kippur will be observed at 10 a.m. at Congregation Sinai, with Yiskor at noon, Minchah ser vice at 5 p.m. and Nila service fol lowed by Break the Fast at 6 p.m. Call 352-243-5353 or go to www. for tickets and information. The church is lo cated at 303A N. U.S. Highway 27 in Minneola. SUNDAY Windermere Union Church, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, will host its annual community-wide in terfaith candlelight service in ob servance of National Mental Illness Awareness Week at 6 p.m. For in formation, call the church at 407876-2112 or go to www.winder MONDAY Opera at the Library is at 1:45 p.m., featuring Camille SaintSaens Samon et Dalila (Samson and Delilah) at the Cooper Memo rial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont, Room 108B. Call 352-536-2275, ext. 617. TUESDAY Cooper Music Series pres ents Autumn Tones, a free concert from 4-6 p.m. at Cooper Memo rial Library, with classical guitar ist Joshua Englert. The library is at 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive. For in formation, call the library at 352536-2275. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 8 Colored Pencil Classes with Pat Lentine, a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of Amer ica, at South Lake Art League, 776 W. Montrose St., downtown Cler mont, beginning Oct. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. A supply list will be provid ed upon registration. Class fee is $100, and participants must regis ter in advance. Contact Pat Lentine at for details. FRIDAY, OCT. 10 The Kiwanis Club of Cler mont will host the 18th annual Oakley Seaver Memorial Golf Tour nament at 1 p.m. at the Legends Golf and Country Club, 1700 Leg endary Blvd., in Clermont. Proceeds benet scholarship funds for high school seniors. For information or to register, call Harold Cummings at 352-394-6098. SATURDAY, OCT. 11 The Moonlight Players will host Through the Years, a gala fund raising celebration honoring the groups 20th anniversary, at 6:30 p.m., 735 W. Minneola St. in down town Clermont. Events include a tour, cocktail hour and a comedic remembrance of Moonlights past. The event features dinner, dessert and a silent auction. Tickets are $50 and must be reserved by call ing 352-319-1116. For informa tion, go to www.moonlightplayers. com. Low-cost pet vaccinations can be purchased at Irish Trails Farm & Pet Supply, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 102 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. Call 352243-0924. Pastnders Genealogical So ciety annual Family History Open House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive in Clermont. This is an opportunity to meet with others who are eager to help with ancestor searches. Go to www. or call 352242-9805 for information. The Cagan Crossings Friends of the Library are sponsoring a chess tournament beginning at 8:45 a.m. at the Cagan Cross ings Library. Entry fee is $30 in ad vance or $40 cash only at the door. Grand Master fees will be waived. Call Herb Pilgrim at the library at 352-243-1840 or email FRIDAY, OCT. 17 The Moonlight Players, in as sociation with the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation, will present Seasons, an original musical play written by local playwrights Elaine Pachacek and Katie Hammond. Seasons will be presented for one weekend only, Oct. 17-19, with per formances at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. A portion of the weekends show proceeds will go to the Greater Clermont Cancer Foun dation. The theater is located at 735 W. Minneola St. in downtown Clermont. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for children. Call 352-319-1116 for reservations, or go to SATURDAY, OCT. 18 A three-day Scott Mattlin im pressionist oils workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will run Oct. 18-20 at the Cagan Art Studio, 16640 Cagan Crossings Blvd., in Cler mont. For information or to reserve a seat, go to www.ButteryKisses, call Kathie Camara at 352-241-6407 or email alck Low-cost pet vaccinations can be purchased from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Tractor Supply store, 6801 State Road 50 in Grov eland. Call 352-429-2502 for de tails. The Clermont Music Festival is from 2 to 10 p.m. in downtown Clermont with local musicians and artists, a kids zone, food trucks and vendors. For information, call 407583-3461. SUNDAY, OCT. 19 The Garden Theatre in Winter Garden will begin hosting auditions for its self-produced spring musi cal Peter Pan at the Garden The atre, 160 W. Plant St. The presenta tion will run May 1-31. To audition, RSVP by email at auditions@gar with your preferred audition date. For audition informa tion, go to ditions. SUNDAY, OCT. 26 Low-cost pet vaccinations can be purchased from noon to 4 p.m. at Irish Trails Farm & Pet Sup ply, 102 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Cler mont. Call 352-243-0924. To place an item on the calen dar, send an email to pam.fen SOUTH LAKE COMMUNITY CALENDAR SUBMITTED PHOTO Terric Kids at Lost Lake Elementary School sponsored by the Clermont Kiwanis are: Kindergarten: Morgan Justiss, Shane George, Sophia Matos, Loralie Brecheen, Yadriel Bravo, Alyssa Allen and Caleb Walker. First Grade: Heather Ford, Luke Johnson, Grady Prinzel, Kaley Robinette, Fatima Josecite, Julia Vo, Keaton Scholer and Andrew Gilbert. Second Grade: Mallory Fricker, Alaysia Polen, Maleekah Shak, Larvell Bailey, Cayden Peters, Breyana Puckett, Montserrat Gamez, Ethan Harris and Ryan Clark. Third Grade: Ayiana Alcaide, Jonathan Coto, Kaitlynn Gray, Marleena Adair, Luciana Vidal, Emmanuella Joseph, Isabella Ceccucci, Jacob Molnar and Diego Molina. Fourth Grade: Jocelyn Michel, Nayla Abdalla, Camila Maldonado, Maya Daley, Aaliyah Gonzalez, David Plummer, Alexandra Macdonald and George Adjei Pisare. Fifth Grade: Arelyana Galvan, Kenrick Bradford, Farwa Ayaz, Jodie Lin, Kylie Hernandez, Andrea Rendon, Landon Wright and Angela Vivanco. LOST LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TERRIFIC KIDS CAHUAYA


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A3 Kitchens ,B aths &M ore For all your cus tom cab inets ,v anities ,w all uni ts ,c ounter to ps &m or e.Ser vin ga ll of the Orlando area407-3996002kit ch ens bath sandmo re .w eb s. co m 20 Ye ars Experience L ic en sed &I ns ur ed NEW SHOW ROOM -4 420 Highway 27 -V ist aS hopping Center -C lermont, FL 34711 SPECIALC o mple te Kitch en Ref ace 15 door s, 5d raw fr onts$17 99*Raised Pa nel Ther mof oil Door s$219 9** in cl udes ins tallati on exp ires 8/21/14844 -4 REF AC E Don tR eplace...REF AC E FREE ESTIMA TES D002876 SPECIALRaised Panel Thermofoil Doors$2,199Includes installation!expires 8/21/14 Expir es 10/31/14Serving all Leesburg and Orlando locations! ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer After more than seven months of waiting, the CM Box Car Racings rst soap box derby in Lake Coun ty rolled out its rst soap box derby event Saturday in Groveland. Founder John Bomm funded the race and most of the cars, which he built himself with his tax return, so that any child interested could participate for free. Individuals and business es from the nine cities rep resented in Saturdays race sponsored the cars. Im trying to make these kids and their families hap py. Thats why Im doing this. Ive built these cars for these children, Bomm said. The race, held at a stretch of Wilson Lake Parkway between the Cherry Lake and Trilogy communities, went well, with one excep tion: the road was not steep enough and there were no tailwinds to help reach the speeds Bomm and his crew were hoping for. It was a little slow today, but thats OK. Its working out well for being our rst race, and I think the kids are still excited about being here, said Bomm, who will explore other locations for Decembers derby. The starting ramps were elevated Saturday morning after the rst cars could not make it to the nish line, and the races continued. This has been a blast. We were here at 5:30 a.m. to get everything ready and folks started coming in as early as 6 a.m., Groveland City Manager Redmond Jones said. Theres a lot of excite ment here today. The kids are loving it and you can just see the smiles on their faces and thats awesome. Patricia Batts, of Mont verde, said she is glad the opportunity was made available to the kids in the area. Its a fun, nice experi ence and it gets the kids outside and active, she said, adding that her and her husband are consider ing purchasing the car their daughter Ava, 7, has been using. Ava wrecked her soap box during practice, but that didnt stop her from giving it another go. I felt excited until my rst practice run when I wrecked, then I got a little scared but I decided to go back and do it again, Ava said. I had fun and, to me, when it goes slow, its kind of funny. Food and concessions were available and for those who missed Saturdays ac tivities, there are more rac es to come, Bomm said. Bomm plans to offer an old-school race with area scouts in December and a race dubbed Super Kids for children with special needs in March 2015. There are more races be ing planned and in the fu ture, Bomm plans to start building adult-sized cars. Ive never been to a box car race, but theyre excit ing. I think that Groveland may become the boxcar racing capital of Florida, said Groveland Mayor Tim Loucks, who was at the race. I raced motorcycles in my younger days until I broke too many bones, so my rst question for John (Bomm) today was, Do they make these (cars) in adult sizes? Bomm said sponsors are needed for future races. For information, contact Bomm at 352-708-4207 or send an email to cmboxcar GROVELAND CM Racing hosts first event in Lake LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE SOUTH LAKE PRESS Lemiyah Garbutt comes off the ramp during her rst heat of the derby. Im trying to make these kids and their families happy. Thats why Im doing this. Ive built these cars for these children. John Bomm ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer Clermont ofcials have designated the week of Oct. 5-11 as Fire Prevention Week 2014. The designation comes after the Clermont Fire De partments Fire Prevention Team was awarded the 2013 Life Safety Achieve ment Award and a ban ner from Grinnel Mutu al Reinsurance Company and the National Associa tion of State Fire Marshals Fire Research and Educa tion Foundation. Since 1994, the Life Safety Achievement Award has recognized re departments for recording outstanding re safety statistics and implementing effective prevention programs during the preceding calendar year, said a city staff report summarizing a letter letting the Clermont station know their re prevention team was being honored. A proclamation issued by Clermont ofcials last week recognized the team as well with the designation of Fire Prevention Week 2014. Whereas Clermonts rst responders are dedi cated to reducing the oc currence of home res and home re injuries through prevention and protec tion education and where as the Fire Prevention Week 2014 theme Work ing Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month! effectively serves to remind us that we need working smoke alarms to give you the time to get out safely.... the Clermont Proclamation reads. An assistant re chief of the Clermont Fire Department said the recognition awarded them by the Fire Prevention Bureau was for the 2013 calendar year. It was based on having had no fatalities or serious property loss because of res in the last 12 months. Were extremely proud of our Fire Prevention team. The greatest award is knowing you may have prevented the loss of life and property, Clermont Fire Chief Carle Bishop said. Clermonts Fire Prevention Team recognized for service


A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 1, 2014 How you can affect climate change Last Sunday, hundreds of thou sands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change. One hundred twenty world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. What can we do? A 2006 U.N. report estimated that meat production accounts for 18 per cent of manmade greenhouse gases. A 2009 article in the respected World Watch magazine suggested that the contribution may be closer to 50 percent. The meat industry generates car bon dioxide by burning forests to cre ate animal pastures and by combus tion of fossil fuels to conne, feed, transport and slaughter animals. The much more damaging methane and nitrous oxide are discharged from di gestive tracts of cattle and from ani mal waste cesspools, respectively. In an environmentally sustainable world, wind, solar and other pollu tion-free energy sources must grad ually replace polluting fossil fuels. Similarly, vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains must replace polluting meat and dairy products. The large variety of widely available plant-based entrees, lunch meats, veggie burgers, cheeses and ice creams can certainly help. Our next trip to the supermarket is a great opportunity to start the tran sition to a sustainable world. Our fa vorite Internet search engine offers ample product lists, recipes and di etary tips. SPLANK LOSTERTHAN | Clermont Amendment 1 will increase taxes Environmental groups are loud ly proclaiming that Amendment 1 does not increase taxes, so everyone should agree to support this amend ment. Thats misleading at best, dis honest at worst. What will really hap pen is that everyones local property taxes will increase. Conservation land is state-owned property and it cannot be taxed by counties and cities. The reality is that county property tax revenue falls, and individual and business property taxes must rise to make up the differ ence. Proof of the impact is evident in Floridas counties that have the most conservation land within their boundaries. Ninety-seven percent of Monroe County is conservation land, and it has the highest property taxes in the state. Monroe is followed close ly by Collier and Franklin counties, which also have some of the states highest property taxes. As the amount of taxable, privately owned land decreases and non-tax able, state-owned land increases, property taxes must rise to meet the needs of schools, re and safety ser vices, sanitary services, administra tion costs, etc. Property owners get stuck making up the difference with increased property taxes. The idea that the state can own more and more conservation land and that it is a free way to save land for people and wildlife is not true. There is a cost. There is always a cost, and Floridas residents will pay for it in increased property taxes. Amendment 1 just shifts the cost from one taxpayer pocket to another. Vote no on Amendment 1. ANDY DUBOIS | Howey-in-the-Hills T he Lake County Emergency Medical Services board of directors recently evaluated the agencys executive director, Jerry Smith, and Smith fared very well indeed. Smith received good marks from the board mem bers, and a few of them rated him as exceeds expecta tions on the annual review. Yet the sterling evaluation comes at a time when Lake EMS is working to improve response times that are considered well below national standards. In 2013, the county clerk of courts reviewed EMS and issued 12 recommendations for improving the ambu lance service. Several of those had to do with response times. A follow-up review released in August found that just four recommendations were implemented, two were partially implemented and six were not implemented. At the heart of the audit was the issue of response times. The National Fire Protection Association requires that rst responders arrive within 8 minutes to 90 per cent of the incidents to which they respond. From Jan uary through March, however, Lake EMS ambulances were taking an average of 22 minutes to get to calls in rural areas, 12 minutes and 52 seconds in suburban ar eas and 9 minutes and 45 seconds in urban areas, the clerks review concluded. For its part, Lake EMS says it is working on plans to bring down the response times and is already making some headway. The clerks auditor, however, believes EMS is not moving fast enough. It is notable that Smith did not create these prob lems. He inherited them and was hired to x them. Without question, the EMS board and the Lake Coun ty Commission should give him the time and resourc es to do that. Still, we have to wonder why the EMS board is so quick to applaud an agency for success that has yet to materialize. While there is some disagreement about how poor the response times are, there is general agreement that they are not what they should be. It also has been re ported that some stations in the county do not have round-the-clock ambulance coverage. Lake Emergency Medical Services budget for s cal year 2015 includes $1 million for ambulances and equipment, a 3-percent increase in salaries and funding for a new data analyst and an associate medical director. However, Smith did not include money to staff all the agencys ambulances around the clock, a decision that drew criticism from the local reghters union. Six of Lake EMSs 19 ambulances operate just 13 hours a day, including the one in the Four Corners area of south Lake. Further, Smith is reluctant to even consider merging the ambulance service with the county re department as so many counties around Florida are doing success fully. There is some incongruity, then, between the EMS boards rave reviews of the executive director and the performance of the agency itself. Were perplexed why the board would rate Smith so highly, given that re sponse times lag, Smith is adding administrators instead of paramedics to his staff and he refuses to look at more efcient and cost-effective ways of doing business. It would seem that a grade of incomplete would be more appropriate than exceeds expectations. 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. 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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 Lake EMS grade should be incomplete LETTER of the WEEK 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 HALIFAX MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO Consider impact of prayer at public meetings The debate over prayer at sec ular meetings nally came to the Clermont City Council meeting. The rst debate on the issue occurred on June 28, 1787 in Philadelphia at the Constitutional Convention of our founding fathers. The debate was opened when Ben Franklin made a passion ate plea and a motion to open the sessions of the convention with a prayer. The motion was second ed by Roger Sherman. Edmund Randolph added an amendment for the prayers to begin July 4. Alexander Hamilton argued that it would send the wrong mes sage that man could not solve their problems without divine help. Also, it would bring some disagreements to the convention oor. Some ar gued prayer would do as much good as ill. George Washington was presiding and adjourned the meeting with out a vote being taken on the mo tion, thus allowing it to die. Ben Franklin later wrote on the back of his amendment that, except for three or four of the delegates, there was no support for the amendment. The sessions continued without an opening prayer, and they wrote the rst constitution in the world without a single mention of God or Almighty, and the rst truly secular constitution. The Clermont Council mem bers should consider the impact a Christian prayer at every meeting in a religiously diverse community has on their religiously minority con stituents. Does having a Christian prayer cause some ill will? Do they care if it does? Also, how would they react to a non-Christian prayer? MARVIN JACOBSON | Clermont


Wednesday, October 1, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A5 ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer For nearly 20 years, the mission of the Community Foundation of South Lake has been the same: to as sist local nonprot organi zations so they can contin ue to help people. Over the years, the foun dation has awarded many smaller grants (under $5,000), but since January, when Bryan Williams took over as executive director, a bigger opportunity was re alized. The foundation now offers grants over $50,000 and is working with more businesses, individuals and organizations to spread the money around to more people. The Community Foun dation is a central part for a lot of things that happen in the community, Wil liams said. Sometimes that takes different organiza tions working together, get ting larger grants for pro grams, that can tie together various organizations that champion the same cause. At the foundation, the nonprots still looking for smaller grants can come in and use its facilities, which includes a database of grants available across the United States. Consultants are also available for help with strategic planning. The foundation this year is even hosting its inaugu ral Philanthropy Day on Oct. 21 at Trilogy, 100 Fall ing Acorn Ave. in Grove land, designed to introduce the idea of social entrepre neurship, a hybrid between nonprot and for-prot op portunities. There, the founda tion will also recognize lo cal philanthropists by giv ing awards for Corporate Philanthropist, Individu al Philanthropist and Non Prot of the Year. Nomina tions for potential award re cipients are being accepted through Oct. 10 at the foun dation. In addition, local non prot leaders and board members interested in at tending the foundations event and listening to the speakers at Philanthropy Day need to register before the event, which is capped at 100 people. 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When you come to a station that has pride in their trucks, pride in the department and pride in their city, it makes you feel like you be long. For the ceremony, re ghters transferred water from an older re truck to the new one. Station re ghters then washed the new truck before all re ghters in attendance pushed it back into the sta tions bay. A history by Hollywood Fire & Rescue, distribut ed to ceremony attendees, said the ritual dates back to the late 1800s, when horsedrawn pumpers were used throughout the nations re service. It is said the horses commissioned for service were washed along with the pumper at their new ly assigned rehouse. The pumper was then backed into the rehouse bay and the horse tted with its har ness, ofcially placing the company in service. The Class 1, 1250 GPM pumper, which holds 500 gallons of water, was pur chased for $350,000. Clermont fire station dedicates new pumper LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE SOUTH LAKE PRESS Clermont reghters push the new engine into the re station. LINDA CHARLTON Special to the South Lake Press The Southeast Regional Schutzhund Championships and Field Trials were held in Groveland over the weekend, fea turing about a dozen highly trained Ger man Shepherds and Belgian Malinois and one Rottweiler. The dogs competed in obedience, pro tection and tracking exercises, basical ly covering all the skills that would be re quired of a traditional police dog. The tracking exercise was originally slated for Sunday morning in Zellwood, but the host farm had ooded elds, so the exer cise was moved to a eld in Villa City. Amanda Hoskinson of the Central Flor ida Police and Working Dog Club was the hostess for the weekend, as most of the competition was held at her farm in Grov eland. She says she tries to have at least two events a year there. I started in AKC obedience and breed shows and that kind of led me in the di rection of the sport, Hoskinson said during a break in the action on Saturday. Speaking of the host club, she says we have about 20 members from all around, including some out of state members who are world-class competitors. They like to be around fellow competitors. And the weather helps. Jay Petitti of West Palm describes his entry into schutzhund as by mistake. I was replacing a dog and I wanted a protection dog for my wife, so I got a French mastiff, Petitti says. While still a puppy I brought him to Mike Lorraine for training. I saw the work he was doing with police dogs and I said thats what I want. I let the mastiff become a pet and got a German shepherd puppy. Ive been striv ing ever since to do the best with him. Hes seven. Thats old for a working dog. Hes taken me places I would never have gone without him. We just came back from Fin land, where we placed 11th out of about 100 dogs in the world. Schutzhund (also known as IPO) is a sport developed in Germany in the early 20th Century as a means of perpetuating skills and traits long associated with the German shepherd. The championship just held in Grove land was for the Southeast Kreisgruppen (local region) of DVG America, which is a geographical region (LV) of the German Association of Working Dog Sport Clubs. But the trials and championships are not limited to the traditional police dog breeds. As the DVG America Web site states, If your dog can do the sport, we accept it. The winner of this weekends champi onship was Mike Lorraine, with his dog Bruiser. All the competitors in the region al championship are eligible to go onto the national championship, but Lorraine gets some nancial help him get there. There are two schutzhund clubs in Lake County: Central Florida Police and Work ing Dog Club (Groveland) and High Drive Schutzhund Club (Umatilla). For infor mation, go to Protection dogs show off their stuff in Groveland Lorraine Cincotta of Dade City and her dog Juri compete in the tracking portion of the shutzhund event in a eld off of Villa City Road on Sunday morning. Juri was not competing against the other dogs in the southeast championship, but was performing to receive his shutzhund 2 rating. LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE SOUTH LAKE PRESS


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A7 advance. The queens cells (virgin queens, just matured) have a shorte r turnaround time, so customers generally do not have as long a wait to get some. The starter hives are to an extent a byproduct of the queen production, so the supply varies. Mixsa Farm has been op erating at capacity since be fore the bee industry fell into crisis. The farm is not experiencing any major health problems with its bees, according to Mixsa. We couldnt keep up be fore, Mixsa said. Now we really cant keep up. Mixsa is a third-genera tion beekeeper. His grand father, Andrew, initial ly bought a small piece of property in Mascotte so his bees would have a warm place to winter. Andrew stimulated the production of new queens the most natural way splitting a colony in two so the second colony would make its own queen. Teds father, David, still quite active in the busi ness, learned more mod ern techniques for produc ing queens while in college in the 1960s. Whether the queens are produced naturally or graft ed, queens and worker bees are genetically the same. A worker bee develops in a small cell and is fed roy al jelly, a highly concentrat ed protein produced by the worker bees, for three days. A queen bee develops in a much larger cell (becoming a larger bee) and is fed roy al jelly for her entire pupat ing period. When a colony is queen less, the workers will sim ply lay one or more eggs in large cells and provide a generous supply of roy al jelly. When David Mixsa and others at the farm graft queens, they remove lar vae from worker cells (lar vae must be still on the roy al jelly diet) and place them in queen starter cells (spe cial plastic cups), in which some royal jelly has already been placed. The process requires pre cision the larvae can drown if they end up in th e jelly instead of on it. BEES FROM PAGE A6 LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE SOUTH LAKE PRESS Ted Mixsa holds some of the trays that form the bases of the honeycomb. T.J. Fish, executive direc tor of the Lake Sumter Met ropolitan Planning Organiza tion, said the trafc volumes on Lakeshore Drive are very heavy for a two-lane con strained roadway. There were 76 accidents on Lakeshore Drive between 2010 and 2014, according to crash data prepared by Lake-Sumter MPO. The plan called for amend ing the countys Compre hensive Plan to include a ru ral support corridor, which would be 60 acres in size, comprising multiple parcels. Miranda Fitzgerald, repre senting Dougherty, said the area has become urbanized and has been underserved by commercial land uses. The staff has recognized that, she said referring to the county staff. They have tried to put in place an area that would have limited commercial use. The idea is to have a country market theme. This is not a ru ral area, except for the name ru ral in land use designation. But Bernie Woody, a resi dent living in the area of pro posed development, took is sue with the term rural. I dont refer to our area as rural, rather residential, he said. That residential area has remained a sanctuary to protect us from the negative aspects of growth we have to deal with. Mr. Dougherty is entitled to disregard the en tire community. As elected members, I dont think you have that privilege. Mark McNealy, who also lives in the area, had concerns about crime increasing as a result of another gas station. There is another gas sta tion, a Circle K, within a quarter mile of the proposed country store, county ofcials conrmed. I am extremely concerned and even scared of what my dream will become if the property separated by me, by one thin wall, is rezoned and becomes another Circle K, McNealy said. The Lake County Sheriffs Ofce was called out 163 times since 2011 to the Circle K on Kingsher Drive, for incidents including theft, verbal distur bances, ghts, suspicious ve hicles, drug calls and tres passing, according to Lt. John Herrell, a spokesman for the Lake County Sheriffs Ofce. STATION FROM PAGE A6


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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. 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Wednesday, October 1, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A9 D006746 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...ERIKAS TEA ROOM AND GIFTSWe want to welcome you to Erikas Tea Room and Gif ts wh ere you can rel ax and enjo y a high tea or lunch of homemade finger sandwiches such as chi cke n sala d, ham sala d, shrim p salad, and a traditional English cucumber, desserts such as Tea Biscuits, Triffle, and other special cakes, and scones. Our quiche of the day and soups are also wonderful options. All selections are always made from scratch daily. Our beautiful Tea Room can accommodate 60 people for your special occasion such as birthday pa rt ies sh ow er s, ann iv er sa ri es, et c. T ry our traditional High Tea where you can sample all we have to offer. It includes sandwiches, scones, and desserts and also includes a pot of our specialty t ea s. We have over 40 select ions of tea from all over the world on our menu daily. We ha ve many event s that all ow you to expl ore our teas and food selections Find out about our next Tea Tasting Night, Coo king with Tea, or our Medicinal Use s of Tea evening s. Get a group together and we will bring our events to you. Check out our website for additi onal informati on and to see our upcoming events. You can also find us on Faceboo k and Pin ter est. Call or emai l with any ques tio ns 908670-23 05 or erikast earoom@ gmail. com. Make reservations today and see what all the fuss is about. Dont forget to say hello to Erika or another member of the Shanoff family. 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 motive collision, repair and renishing program. We were wondering why (the car) was in our shop, 17-year-old Austin Rose said. We were think ing maybe the pieces were going to be stored some where because of how bad it looked We cut so many zip ties and pieces of duct tape off that car. Barto, however, assured his students the restoration could be done. The students really got into it and did a great job on the car, and we did it with zero dollars by get ting local companies to do nate all the materials and tools necessary to get the job done, he said. The students worked on it and painted it in pieces. Barto already had a great working relationship with Universal Technical Insti tute in Orlando and, as a result, with Sarasota-based Braille Battery. The car had been sitting in a warehouse for three years and compa ny ofcials, who had heard ERHS had one of the most advanced high school body shop classes in the nation, gave the project to Barto. We only had small piec es left of the front bumper and one of the rear fenders was completely missing, said Braille car designer Ray Ferreira. There was no way we had the time to try and reconstruct all of this berglass bodywork, but I called Bill and asked if his students would be up for the challenge, and in no time we were hauling the car to the school for a com plete makeover. Braille Batterys presi dent, Blake Fuller, said in a press release that he was impressed with the stu dents skill level. I must be the luckiest guy in the world. This is not work for me. This is my hobby shop, Barto said, calling the restoration proj ect a h uge boost of con dence for the kids. The wide-body Nis san 350Z had endured two years of drift racing, af ter which both rear fend ers were destroyed and the front end consisted only of shredded pieces of berglass after impact with a concrete wall. But it was taken out of retirement last year when the 2013 X Games inspired a new fu ture for the car. The new X Games sport, Gymkhana Grid, was the brainchild of rally car champion Ken Block. Seven students who worked on the car last year are back in the program this year. They are excited to hear that the car is be ing seen at such high-pro le places We hear s omething new almost every day about it, 17-year-old Ayanna Chase-Richards said. I think most people love it and are surprised that high school students could re store a car like that from what it was to what it is now. Edgar Arevall, also 17, said they were rushed to re store the car but the experi ence was exciting. Just to think that the car was sitting in a ware house retired until we brought it back to life is so cool, he said. Barto said he even saw a picture of the car in Hot Rod magazine and, once again, felt disbelief that the project was a resounding success. We are ridi ng along on this wave. Its unreal, he said. RESTORE FROM PAGE A1 LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE SOUTH LAKE PRESS Bill Barto, center, provides guidance while Ayanna ChaseRichards, left, and Kyle Wofford work on the hood of a car. will never be forgotten. The portion of road to that will be named for Miller will be called Special ist Alexander Miller Memorial Highway. It spans State Road 50 between U.S. High way 27 and Hancock Road. The Clermont proclamation, read to those in attendance at a city council meet ing this week, talked a little about Miller. Army Specialist Alexander miller was a Clermont resident born on December 30, 1987. He attended East Ridge High School. He died at the age of 21 on July 31, 2009, in Nuristan Province, Afghani stan, from wounds suffered when insur gents attacked his unit with rocket-pro pelled grenades and small-arms re, the proclamation reads. He was assigned to the 1st Batallion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd brigade Combat Team, 10th Moun tain Division (light infantry), Fort Drum, New York and Specialist Alexander Miller was well respected by his peers, teachers and community, and loved eternally by his close friends and family and Specialist Alexander Miller gave his young life int he service of his country and is buried in Ar lington National Cemetery. The council was required to vote to ap prove the proclamation since the road is within Clermonts City limits. The resolution was approved unani mously. In the Senate bill, the Florida Depart ment of Transportation was directed to erect suitable markers, reecting the name designation of the road. SOLDIER FROM PAGE A1 Clermont Mayor Hal Turville presents Susan Miller a proclamation honoring her son, Army Specialist Alex Miller, who was killed in combat in Afghanistan in 2009. The city also named a portion of State Road 50 between U.S. Highway 27 and Hancock Road in honor of Alex Miller. ROXANNE BROWN / SOUTH LAKE PRESS


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FRANK JOLLEY | Sports Editor In this day and age, when high-powered offenses are the norm rather than the excep tion, efciency often gets over looked. The South Lake High School football team reminded every one on Friday that a blue-col lar attack can be just as ashy as offensive pyrotechnics. South Lake ground out 171 yards rushing on 41 attempts and used a stiing defense in the red zone to pick up a 28-0 win against Eustis and remain undefeated on the season. The Eagles 5-0 start is the best start in recent memory. I denitely liked the way our defense played, South Lake coach Mark Woolum said. We had some big stands in side the 10 (yard line) and our kids played their hearts out and with a lot of passion. De fensively, we held a pretty good team to no points, so Im really proud of that. On offense, I was real pleased in the rst half, but we got a little sloppy in the sec ond half, so well have to keep working to get better with that. South Lake looked for an ear ly score on its rst possession. Following a bad snap on a punt attempt by Eustis, which gave the Eagles the ball on the Pan thers 27-yard line, South Lake moved inside the 10 yard line on four plays. On a rst-and-goal from the 5, however, running back Chuckie Hutchinson fumbled and Eustis recovered to snuff out the potential score. The Eagles defense respond ed by forcing a Eustis another punt attempt, but South Lake blocked it and needed only three plays to score on a 17yard run by Hutchinson. It was the rst of three South Lake touchdowns off Eustis miscues. In the second quarter, South Lake quarterback Nick Guidet ti scored on a 5-yard run to give the Eagles a 14-0 lead at the in termission. Following a scoreless third r f ntt r b Wa te r Hea te r (tank/ tankles s) $300 $100 Furnac e $300 $300 Range $100 $100 Clothes Dry er $100 $100SW IT CH REPLA CECall 40 7. 656.2 73 4 or visit www .LANGD .o rg fo r details. B1 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 1, 2014 YOUR CONTACT FOR SPORTS SPORTS EDITOR ................. FRANK JOLLEY TELEPHONE .............................. 365-8268 FAX .......................................... 394-8001 EMAIL ......... S PORTS WEEK 6 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW WEEK 5 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP EAST RIDGE (0-5) AT WINTER PARK LAKE HOWELL (0-5) 7 p.m., Thursday With the exception of East Ridge, all of south Lake Countys high school football teams are off this week. Winter Park Lake Howell is coached by Dave Wenysel, who was an assistant coach at East Ridge during Bud OHaras 11 years at the helm. Both teams enter Thursdays game in similar straits. The Knights and Silver Hawks are winless and struggling on offense. East Ridge has not scored in its last three games and have tallied only 16 points on the season. Winter Park Lake Howell has been shut out twice this season. Because of the offenses woes, both teams defensive units have spent an inordinate amount of time on the eld and tend to wear down over the course of a game. East Ridge coach Ashour Peera believes his team is making progress as it continues to set tle into a new system. Quarterback Hunter Bush completed 10 passes in Fridays loss to Orlando Oak Ridge and Peera said tight end Mike Turner had a breakout performance. Peera also praised punter Zach Block, who av eraged nearly 48 yards per kick. SOUTH LAKE PRESS FILE PHOTO East Ridge junior Danny Morris (6) tries to dodge a tackle during a game on Sept. 12. ORLANDO First Academy Royals top Montverde Academy 44-31 In Fridays matchup between the Montverde Eagles and the First Academy Royals, the Eagles came up short. The Eagles put up impressive numbers on offense but it wasnt enough to com bat the Royals offense to edge out the win. It was a big ground game for both of fenses last night as there wasnt a single passing touchdown in the game. Camron Barnes had 4 rushing touchdowns for the Eagles. Jordan Pouncey scored a 50 yard de fensive touchdown for the Eagles but the defense was pretty quiet for them the en tire night giving up 41 points. Eagles Special teams also allowed a kickoff return for a touchdown. The Eagles (0-3) do not have a game this week. They will be on the road to take on Daytona Beach Father Lopez on Oct. 10. PAUL BARNEY | Staff Writer MOUNT DORA What a dif ference a year makes. A year after being blown out by Mount Dora, Lake Minneola re turned the favor. Jesse Fiske completed 13 of 18 passes for 145 yards and a touch down, leading the Hawks to a 3519 win over the Hurricanes on Sept. 25. Fiske added 116 yards on 10 carries, including a 37-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to help snap a threegame losing streak for Lake Minneola (2-3). The Hawks defense, which gave up an average of 45 points a game during the losing streak, picked off Mount Dora quarter back Zach Dickinson three times. The last interception went for a touchdown, as Noah Mont gomery went 70 yards for the pick-6 to extend Lake Minneo las lead to 35-7 with 7:18 left in the game. On the previous series, Lake Minneolas running back Desmond Johnson capped off the nine-play drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. Johnson nished with 93 yards and two touchdowns on 13 car ries. He scored on a 70-yard run on his rst carry in the second half to make it 21-7. His counterpart, Willie Brown, rushed for 244 yards and a touch down on 30 carries. He added a 15-yard touchdown reception as time expired. Dickinson, who threw for 98 yards and a touchdown on 9 of 18 passing, scored the games rst points when he ran in from ve yards out with 1:01 left in the rst LAKE MINNEOLA 35 MOUNT DORA 19 Hawks snap 3-game losing streak BRETT LE BLANC / SOUTH LAKE PRESS Lake Minneola junior Bryndan Mccoy (22) reaches the ball over the goal line for a touchdown at the end of the rst half of a game against Mount Dora High School on Sept. 25. SEE HAWKS | B6 SOUTH LAKE 28, EUSTIS 0 PHOTOS BY JOE OTT / SPECIAL TO THE SOUTH LAKE PRESS South Lake senior Kevin Evans (22) is pulled down by Eustis sophomore Billy Brett during Fridays game in Groveland. ABOVE: Eustis junior Tyric Reed makes a carry. TOP: South Lake quarterback Nick Guidetti throws the ball. South Lake rolls Eagles remain undefeated with help of strong defense SEE SOUTH LAKE | B6


B2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Clermont begins its 125th anniversary cele bration, Friday, Oct 16, at the South Lake Chamber of Commerce breakfast at Jenkins Auditorium in his toric downtown Clermont with a slide show and nar rative recap of the citys colorful 125-year history. Among the many events planned for the next two weeks is a tour of historical homes and buildings, some located at the Historical Village overlooking Lake Minneola downtown and others still standing in their original locations. CWC BUILDING ON NATIONAL REGISTER One such building is the Clermont Womans Club building located at 655 Broome Street just east of Lake Avenue. It is the only building in Clermont listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Miriam Johnson, who co-authored the historical book, Clermont Gem of the Hills, lobbied the state to make the designation. She researched old cop ies of the South Lake Press and other newspapers and conducted numerous in terviews with longtime lo cal residents for documen tation. The one-story, T-shaped frame building that rests on brick pilings is listed in the Register, not for its ar chitectural signicance which was compromised by the addition of alumi num siding but for its so cial importance in Cler monts history. Clermonts rst school house, started in 1881, was a hunting cabin near Jacks Lake. Clermonts second schoolhouse was a oneroom building, built in the late 1880s on the Broome Street site. It was enlarged to two rooms in 1913-14. The children carried drink ing water from Lake Wino na in a tin bucket. Heat was from a wood stove. Sani tary facilities were outdoor privies. On December 28, 1923, a new one-room build ing, designed by architect George Hartford, was built on that one day on the for mer schoolhouse site by the Unity Club, a mens or ganization that predates the Kiwanis Club of Cler mont. It was intended for a mo tor camp for tourists, with the building serving as a shelter, but was only in op eration for one brief tourist season. It closed because of many criticisms. In 1921 a group of wom en organized the Cler mont Civic Club to pro mote a higher moral and social condition and a gen eral spirit of improvement in Clermont and vicini ty. It incorporated in 1922. The Civic Club met at Coo per Memorial Library on DeSoto Street the rst two years until it purchased the Broome Street build ing from the Unity Club in 1924. The building had a kitchen, laundry, shower bath and recreation room. On June 3, 1925 the Civ ic Club obtained a 5-year lease of lots to improve the property, including the Motor Camp House and ground. The lease was to draw $1 per year in ad vance and taxes assessed against the property to be paid by the Civic Club. In the spring of 1927, there was evidenced a de sire to broaden the scope of the Civic Club and that the club be organized into a Womans Club. On April 5, 1927, the Constitution and By-laws for a Womans Club were adopted and nal arrangements made to transfer all Civic Club busi ness to the Clermont Wom ans Club. Prior to the clubhouse opening in the fall of 1927, considerable effort had been made toward securing a permanent Club home. Sites had been investi gated and various called meetings were held to hear reports of special commit tees. At a called meeting on July 13, 1927, it was vot ed to remodel the building at 655 Broome Street. The city offered to place at the Clubs disposal the build ing and two lots for a Club home. It was also voted to re-lease the present site and remodel the building sufciently to the needs of that time. In the summer of 1927 the building space was doubled by adding a wing to the south that provided AROUND THE COMMUNI T Y HOMETOWN: Winter Park OCCUPATION: Executive direc tor of the Community Foundation of South Lake FAMILY: Wife, Rachel, and two children, Brooke, who will be turn ing three in December, and Brady, who is one. What do you enjoy most about South Lake County? The topography is certainly unique to Florida,a and as someone who enjoys the outdoors, the lakes and trails are something as a family we can enjoy. But its the people that make this a great place to live. Our family has re ceived such a warm welcome from the community and I meet people every day who are dedicat ed to making south Lake a won derful place. If you had to summarize your phi losophy of life in one sentence, what would it be? Together, people can change the world, but the biggest impedi ment to large-scale change is tak ing huge goals and breaking them into small, manageable pieces. Name a person or incident youve come across recently thats touched you in some way. Why did this person or incident im press you so much? The be st thing about my job is that I get to work with people who in spire me every day. Most of these people work relatively unknown in our community but are dedicated to doing their part to help people (or animals) in need. Recently, in a meeting with Cheryl Fishel from Pig on the Pond, she started to tear up when talking about a student that their event enabled to go to col lege. It is easy to see why Cheryl and everyone involved with Pig on the Pond put in so many hours to plan the event. Its a great event for a great cause run by people who are dedicated to its mission and the south Lake community. How does what you do contribute to the welfare of the area? Our organization and board of directors are committed to ensuring that resources are used effectively in the community. FROM THE FILES | 5 EARS AGO 2009 Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet Your NEIGHBOR BRYAN WILLIAMS ANN DUPEE REMEMBER WHEN SEE NEIGHBOR | B4 SUBMITTED PHOTO Terric Kids at Mascotte Elementary Charter for September are: Hailee Hanes, Zanyjah Patrick, Skye England, Brenda Armas, Abigail Jimenez, Mary De La Rosa, Brianna Crawford, Brooklin Seaver, Julissa Barco, Jayden Santiago Valentina Carpena, Alexandria Watson, Evelyn Hill, Christi Moya, Hunter Tinkey, Roberto Lamas, Alegandro Saldivar, Lavinia Conard, Mia Rodriguez, Anthony Reveron, Jacqueline Villalobos, Mariah Martinez, Angelis Diaz, Tad Hawkins, Mia Whitley, Luis Sanchez, Carlos Sanchez, Jorge Raya, Cesar Morales, Jessica Saldivar, Faith McClain, Stephanie SaavedraRazo, Jonathon Green, Eric Ryon, Jazlynne Luna, Allison Jones, Pedro Ramirez, Priscila Rubio, Diana Rico, Valeria Rolon Mercado, Diamond Mosley, Victor Cruz, Jayro Garcia, Miranda Singh, Maria Lopez Vasquez and Anett Mejia. Kiwanian Mr. Thomas, Alan Garcia and Principal Wayne Cockcroft are also pictured. SEE DUPEE | B4 MASCOTTE ELEMENTARY CHARTER TERRIFIC KIDS SUBMITTED PHOTO At the lower school assembly on Sept. 8, students presented a collection of school supply donations to Julie Hulley, founder of Back to School is COOL, a Lake County nonprot in Minneola that provides support for homeless and underprivileged students. The donations were collected though the Montverde Academy Lower School Supply Drive held Sept. 2-5. The annual lower school philanthropy project encourages the entire Montverde Academy community to donate school necessities including notebooks, folders, backpacks and other items to aid disadvantaged students. For information, call 407-575-7999 or go to MONTVERDE LOWER SCHOOL SUPPORTS BACK TO SCHOOL IS COOL SUBMITTED PHOTO Reoghan Wooster, left, newly appointed Kiwanis Division 9 Key Club Lt. Governor, was the guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Clermont in August. Wooster is a junior at Tavares High School and attended both district and international conventions. LT. GOVERNOR GUEST AT MEETING SUBMITTED PHOTO The Clermont Toastmasters awarded, from left, Barbara Amato, best table topics; Gordie Allen, best speaker; Tom Stone, best evaluator; Pauline Williams, most improved and Dr. Thomas Spencer, club president, at the June 2 meeting. Clermont Toastmasters meet every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the SDA Church, 100 Minnehaha Ave., Clermont. Call 352-234-6495 for information. TOASTMASTER GREATS


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B4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 1, 2014 ample room for meetings, dining room and kitchen facilities at a cost of $1,600. The site was leased for 25 years at $1.00 per year. The Womans Club was incorporated on Septem ber 28, 1927. The rst meet ing was held the rst Tues day of October when the remodeling was completed. (The rst Tuesday meeting day continues to this day.) During the early years the Club met twice a month in addition to monthly board meetings. Sometimes the second meeting was an eve ning meeting and husbands were invited to attend. December 28, 1927, Pres ident Mrs. A.D. Fleishman received ofcial notica tion of the Clermont Wom ans Clubs election as a new member of the Florida Fed eration of Womans Club. On December 10, 1945, a lease was executed by the City of Clermont to give the Club a 99-year lease on Lots 8, 9 and 10 Block 73, City of Clermont. The lease expires in December 2045. CWC RAN COOPER MEMO RIAL LIBRARY In 1938 the Womans Club assumed sponsorship and ran Cooper Memori al Library until 1952. Dues for residents were $1.00 per year, tourists here for less than six months paid 50 cents. The city main tained the physical up keep of the library prop erty. (The Womans Club continues active support of the library and sponsored a study room in the new building which opened Au gust 17, 2009, on the Lake Sumter Community Col lege campus on Oakley Seaver Drive.) During World War II the Club worked hard for the war effort and allowed of cers of the 363rd Signal Corps stationed in the Cler mont area to use its build ing for an Ofcers Club. On April 3, 1950 a Junior Womans Club was formed with privileges of the build ing as well as some respon sibilities. The Juniors con tinue to meet monthly at the clubhouse. It was reported on Febru ary 2, 1951, that the $1,500 mortgage note on repairs to the building were paid off. In 1977 the Club cele brated it 50th anniversary and the building was refur bished with aluminum sid ing and extensive interior decorating. Members of the Cler mont Womans Club will be on site during the Histor ical tours to greet visitors and explain the history. Copies of the Clermont Gem of the Hills book and the new historical, pictori al 15-month calendar pro duced by the Friends of the Library will be available for purchase. Proceeds from all sales benet Cooper Me morial Library. You are cordially invited to join us for ourOpen HouseFri. October 10, 2014 from 11 am to 6 pm Drop in as time allows and share a socializing time of food, wine and door prizes. Network with other mental health professionals and care givers in our community. We want to show our appreciation for your referrals (past and future!) and meet our growing team of professionals.Location Our new Clermont office 609 W. Montrose Street Clermont, FL 34711352.365.2243 NASCAR ROCKS!BY MICHAEL ASHLEY / EDITED BY WILL SHORTZNo. 0921RELEASE DATE: 9/28/2014 ACROSS1 Coping mechanisms?5 Dog for a gentleman detective9 White, informally14 Germinal novelist18 Ton19 Drama critic John of The New Yorker20 Teeing off22 Popular childrens find it book series23 Rescue film of 201224 Its normal for NASA25 Comedy classic of 197827 Hey, what did you think when you missed that last pit stop? [The Who, 1971]30 ___ rating system (world chess standard)31 Ken of thirtysomething32 Surgically remove33 Who, me?36 Bogs down38 Hydroxyl compound40 Fanny42 Did you do anything for luck before todays race? [Katy Perry, 2008]48 Scrumptious49 Like this50 Seth of Late Night52 Rocks Everly or Collins53 Stopover spot54 Summoned, in a way57 Perform some magic60 Okla. City-to-Dallas direction62 4 letters63 Gen ___64 Exams for some coll. applicants65 How did that new car handle out there on the track? [Maroon 5, 2011]70 Soft-shell clam73 Steinful, maybe74 Article in Aachen75 Orly bird, once?78 Tend80 Giant in heating and air-conditioning83 Hack85 City SSW of Moscow86 Toy company on track to success?89 Unacceptable to polite society91 Late disc jockey Casey93 What did you try to do after the caution flag came out? [The Doors, 1967]96 Cover with a hard outer surface99 Dame ___100 Cast part101 Ming of the N.B.A.102 Relatively up-todate106 Beauties108 Slow-witted109 Are you enjoying your time out on the Nascar circuit? [Ricky Martin, 1999]114 Movie with the line Old age. Its the only disease, Mr. Thompson, that you dont look forward to being cured of117 Lend a dirty hand to118 ___ do119 George Will piece120 Someone a little short?121 The Swedish Nightingale122 Sporty option123 Love letter signoff 124 Outfit125 Antoine Domino Jr., familiarly126 Ditz DOWN1 Only Literature Nobelist also to win an Oscar2 Dynamic start?3 Ring lovers4 Impeccable5 Succulent plant6 ___ Domingo7 Posthumous John Donne poem that includes It suckd me first, and now sucks thee8 At it9 ___-Caspian Depression10 Bay Area gridder11 Skate12 Green beans13 Asian wild ass14 Jerusalem15 Big Ten sch.16 Old track holders17 Reply to a captain21 Candied, as fruit26 Assail28 Yenta29 Huge, in poetry33 Semitransparent fabrics34 Suffering a losing streak, in poker35 Rustic poems36 Noon, in Nantes37 Sacred images: Var.39 Not be straight41 ___ Delight, pioneering song by the Sugarhill Gang43 Writer LeShan44 Almost any poem that starts Roses are red 45 lves destination46 High-speed ride47 Sounds of equivocation51 Still55 So-so responses56 Eye opener?58 Kwik-E-Mart guy59 Stop: Abbr.61 Spammer, e.g.63 Classic sports car66 Words of retreat?67 Nov. honoree68 Actress Massey69 Travel option70 Poster bear71 European capital72 Romanian Rhapsodies composer76 Be prepared77 Sierra follower, in code79 Needle81 Drama with masks 82 Online investment option84 Big name in house paint87 Squeeze (out)88 Place to dangle ones legs90 Tameness92 Frankie who starred on Malcolm in the Middle94 See 97-Down95 Home of some Bushmen97 94-Down x 1498 Coiled about103 Tattoo artist104 Glam band with six #1 hits in Britain105 Brief name?107 Trail109 Death in Venice locale110 ___ libre (poetry style)111 Old Fords112 Get old113 Dog Chow alternative114 Crew member115 One means of corp. financing116 Okla. neighbor 1234 5678 910111213 14151617 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 333435 3637 38 39 40 41 42 4344 454647 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 5556 57 5859 6061 62 63 64 656667 68 69 707172 73 74 757677 78 79 80 81828384 85 86 8788 89 90 91 92 93 9495 96 9798 99 100 101 102 103104105106 107108 109 110 111 112113 114115116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 Online subscriptions: Todays puzzle and more than 4,000 past puzzles, ($39.95 a year). Solution on page B8 DUPEE FROM PAGE B2 Although we are a nonprot, we are not one in the traditional sense. We are a funder and intermediary, helping ow resources from philanthropic individuals or companies to nonprots while working with them to make sure their programs are effective. We identify key community needs and help nd the resources to move the needle on these issues. We are also beginning to work closely with the Chamber to nd ways we can invest in local businesses and economic development. Name one of your greatest accomplishments so far. Family is deeply import ant to me, so my biggest accomplishment would be my in credible wife and my beautiful, healthy kids. As an animal lover, my sec ond biggest accomplish ment would be starting a low cost spay/neuter clin ic in Daytona Beach work ing for the Halifax Humane Society. The clinic has per formed over 20,000 low cost and free surgeries since opening in 2012. I also won a gold medal for Team USA in the J unior Pan American games when I was sixteen, which was a really cool experience. Whats something youve always wanted to do but havent yet? Change the world. That might seem like a cra zy, outlandish thing to say but we are in an incredible time when social entrepre neurship is changing how capital is being utilized in a merging of prots and social change. One of my favorite quotes is by Bry an Stevenson, You dont change the world with the ideas in your head, you change it with the convic tion in your heart. A group of citizens dedicated to change can generate in credible impact. And Ive already met some of those people here in south Lake. Its just a matter of bring ing people together and nding the resources. What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the commu nity? Find a passion and give. Give time, talent, or trea sure. People dont realize the power they hold to cre ate change locally. Every person has a unique set of skills and expertise which could be very valu able to a local organiza tion. Or if you have been blessed nancially, consid er giving money. There are ways to gain signicant tax advantages by investing in local organizations. The Community Foundation can help people identify where talents or money can best be utilized. NEIGHBOR FROM PAGE B2 Alan Garcia, left, president of the Kiwanis Club of Clermont poses with Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway at a recent Kiwanis meeting, where he was presented with the clubs Outstanding Citizen Award. Broadway, a former college football player and New York City Police detective, was one of the many responders at the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Prior to his appointment as Clermonts top cop, he was a special agent with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He has led a number of initiatives, including the city managers DowntownWaterfront Task Force. Broadway and the Clermont Police Department have hosted numerous community relations efforts including raising money for Special Olympics Florida, where he was chosen out of all the law enforcement ofcers in the state to carry the torch into the state Summer Games. He also hosted the rst World Police Soccer Championships. SUBMITTED PHOTO CHIEF BROADWAY NAMED OUTSTANDING CITIZEN


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This ser vice will be performed at no cost to you.Feel free to call our ofce if you have any questions regarding this notice:Lake Apopka Natural Gas District Orange County 407/ 656-2734 Lake County 352/ 394-3480 quarter. After that it was all Lake Minneola, especially its de fense, which limited Mount Dora (3-2) to 142 yards of offense in the rst half. Following their rst-quar ter touchdown, the Hurri canes next seven posses sions resulted in four punts and three interceptions be fore nding the end zone on their nal two drives of the game with Brown. The loss is the second straight for Mount Dora af ter winning three straight. For Lake Minneola, the win snapped a three-game losing streak and gives them a positive note to take into a bye week this week. Following the open date, Lake Minneola will host Bradenton IMG Acade my, which beat Montverde Academy on Sept. 19. Lake Minneola then goes back into district play on Oct. 17 at Orlando Edgewa ter. Mount Dora plays at Or lando Lake Highland Prep in a district game Friday. HAWKS FROM PAGE B1 BRETT LE BLANC / SOUTH LAKE PRESS Mount Dora senior Von Davis (10) runs with the football during a game on Sept. 25. EHS 0 0 0 0 0 SLHS 7 7 0 14 28 FIRST QUARTER South Lake Hutchinson 17yard run (PAT) SECOND QUARTER South Lake Guidetti 5-yard run (PAT) FOURTH QUARTER South Lake Acevedo 32-yard interception return (PAT) South Lake Evans 5-yard run (PAT) quarter, South Lake put the game on ice in the open ing seconds of the fourth quarter when Josh Ace vedo intercepted an er rant ea-icker pass and returned it 32 yards for a touchdown. Kevin Evans added the games nal score on a 5-yard run with 8 min utes, 38 seconds to play. From there the Eagles defense pinned Eustis in the shadow of its own goal line and permitted the Pan thers to cross mideld for only one play. Eustis fum bled to end one drive and had another pass picked off in the closing minute to cap off the game. South Lake nished with 267 yards of offense 171 yards rushing and 96 yard passing. Evans nished with 104 yards on 22 carries to lead the Eagles ground attack. Guidetti was effective enough through the air. He completed 7-of-15 pass es, with four going to Trace McEwen for 63 yards and three went to Branden Walker for 33 yards. Eustis, which fell to 2-2, had 198 yards of offense. The Panthers had 94 yards rushing, led by Jack Kirk patrick with 64 yards on 19 carries. Quarterback Donta Per due completed 11-of-27 passes for 104 yards with one interception. Kirkpat rick also tossed an intercep tion on the fourth quar ter ea icker that resulted in a touchdown. Despite the workman like effort, Woolum said he is not satised and will not allow his players to be sat ised. My goal every day is to get better and if we dont, its a wasted day, Woolum said. I think our coaches and players feel the same way. Thats what it takes to be a winner and thats what weve been doing all year. South Lake heads into a bye week before facing St. Cloud on the road next week. The Bulldogs im proved to 5-0 with a win on Friday against Kissimmee Gateway and will face Har mony this week. Woolum said he will treat the bye week like a normal week to keep his players fo cused. SOUTH LAKE FROM PAGE B1 PAUL BARNEY | Staff Writer Unnished business. Thats the motto this sea son for the Lake Minneola boys basketball team. Only tting for the Hawks, The Little Engine That Could who surprised everybody last season by advancing all the way to Class 6A state champion ship with a roster that didnt have a starter over 6-foot-3. Lake Minneola nished state runner-up, losing 6044 against Miami Norland. Despite the loss, the Hawks playoff run was something coach Freddie Cole will never forget. It was special, thats for sure, Cole said. The way those guys played was ex citing to watch. Cole described the reac tion from the communi ty and the school as being very supportive. And even though his team surprised a lot of peo ple, Cole knew his players had it in them. I didnt tell them, but if they continued to play the way they did, I expected us to be able to get to the Fi nal Four, Cole added. I felt like with the talent that we had and the experience that we had, and if they continued to play the way they played over the sum mer going into that season, I didnt see a reason why they wouldnt be able to get there as long as they stayed healthy. This season the Hawks want to go all the way. Thats the mindset com ing in, Lake Minneo la coach Freddie Cole said. Were expecting to go back and were expecting to win it this year. Weve put in the work and we know what it takes to get there. Its just one of those things of just staying focused, stay ing humble and staying healthy. As long as those things stay in order, were trusting to believe that thats going to happen. As they should. After all, the Hawks have most of their players re turning. That includes twin brothers Anthony and Av ery Brown, who have been the teams leading scorers ever since they were fresh men. Cole expect s the broth ers, now seniors, to have another great season. Im expecting those guys to be more mature lead ers, not necessarily say ing theyre going to score a whole lot of points, but leading our team to victo ry doing whatevers neces sary, Cole said. I expect them to be able to carry the team the right way. Juniors Andrew Mendo za and Marcus Dodson are expected to be big contrib utors as well. Cole described Dodson as the nuts and bolts of the team with the aggres siveness and toughness that he plays with. I think hes going to have a really good season now that he has a year under his belt in our system, Cole said. Mendoza, who als o plays baseball, has gotten a lot stronger, a little taller and is more condent than he was last year, according to Cole. Cole said this years team is a little deeper and a little faster than last years squad. Were excited, he said. We have a good group of guys and everyone here un derstands their expecta tions and theyre all excited to go out and do it. Lake Minneola becomes one of states best in 3 years LAKE AND SUMTERS TOP 10 SPORTS PROGRAMS SOUTH LAKE PRESS FILE PHOTO Lake Minneolas Drew Mendoza goes for a slam dunk during a game last season against Eustis at Eustis High School.


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