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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 OCTOBER MATTRESS AND FURNITURE SALEEASY FINANCING, NO CREDIT CHECK, INSTANT APPROVAL. Twin$9900, Full$16900set, Queen$19900set, Firm King$29900set n rrn r rr n WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014 WWW.SOUTHLAKEPRESS.COM 50 VOLLEYBALL: East Ridge shuts down Eustis in 3 straight games, See page B1 HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING: Lake Minneola boys, girls sweep East Ridge and South Lake, See page B1 presort standard mail Clermont, FL Permit No. 280U.S. POSTAGE PAID Vol. 99 No. 42 2 sections INDEX CLASSIFIED ........................ B5 CROSSWORDS ................... B4 COMMUNITY ....................... B2 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 Windermere Union Church will host its Annual Pumpkin Patch at the church, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road just north of Windermere, from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 through Oct. 31. For information, email wucpreschool@gmail.com. The Clermont Music Festival takes place from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Cler mont, with local musicians and artists, a kids zone, food trucks, vendors and more. Call 407-583-3461. SATURDAY The Moonlight Players presents Seasons, an original musical play, Friday through Sunday. A portion of the weekends show proceeds will go to the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation. For more information, see the calendar on page 2. FRIDAY-SUNDAY OCT. 21-OCT. 31 1 2 3 TOP SOUTH LAKES 3 FIND OUT WHATS GOING ON IN SOUTH LAKE. SEE THE CALENDAR ON PAGE A2. ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer roxanne.brown@southlakepress.com Dot Richardson was just 6 when she got her rst taste of Olympic greatness. She recalls watching a young male gymnast nish his routine and pump his arms triumphant ly into the air, and then the chant went up from the crowd: U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-A. That night I went to bed and had a dream that I was standing on a podium and a medal was be ing put around my neck, Rich ardson, now a medical doctor, told more than 150 fourth and fth graders at Clermont Elemen tary School last week. But Richardsons road to Olym pic fame was not easy. Although she loved sports, especially base ball, she was not allowed to play organized sports because she was a girl. She eventually earned a spot on the Union Park Jets Orlando soft ball team at the age of 10 when the average team members age was 22, traveling to Tennessee to play on an all-star team, then moving on to fast pitch and joining the Orlando Rebels. She was rst a bat girl for the Rebels at age 13, then became right elder a couple of years later when the average age of team members was 26. Who here is prepared for your moments, for your chances? Who here is ready to start at the bot tom? I started as a bat girl, Rich ardson said. Richardsons talked about grad uating college and becoming an orthopedic doctor and surgeon, playing on the USA Olympic Soft ball Team and winning two gold medals by the age of 34 (in 1996 and 2000), just like shed seen in her dream when she was 6. Remove all doubt, realize that just because we fall short of dreams sometimes, we are not losers. A failure is someone who gives up. After Richardson spoke, the kids were given the opportunity CLERMONT Gold medalist uses personal stories to motivate students Dr. Dot Richardson shows off her two Olympic gold medals. LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer roxanne.brown@southlakepress.com The city of Mascotte, already facing a half-dozen lawsuits and other legal com plaints of discrimination or harassment, could be hit with another shortly. Eustis attorney Derek Schroth said the U.S. Equal Employment Opportuni ty Commission (EEOC) has substantiat ed claims by his client, Alana Wilson, that City Manager Jim Gleason discriminated against her on the basis of race, in a deter mination the agency released on Oct. 2. Schroth said if Wilson cannot reach a settlement with the city, he will sue un der the Civil Rights Act since EEOC deter minations like this one are admissible in federal court. Schroth said the EEOCs determination means there must have been a substan tial amount of evidence to back Wilsons claim. Discrimination rulings from the EEOC are very rare, the attorney said. In some years, its only 4 percent of the cases the EEOC nds to be credible. Some years, its reached about 10 percent, but still, its not a high percentage. Regardless, I think its incredible that things like this (racial dis crimination claim) are happening, being that its the year 2014. In her original EEOC complaint, led in May, Wilson, who is black and Pacif ic Islander, claimed Gleason told her she should change her computer log-in name to token black person and used the terms pickaninny and nappy head ed in statements made in her presence. She also alleges the city manager related a story about white people putting jam on a black person a Jam Boy as a mos quito lure during social events. Randy Brown Jr., a Flagler Beach attorney SEE GOLD | A9 A CEMEX sand mining facility in operation is shown in Davenport on Nov. 21, 2013. DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE PHOTO LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer livi.stanford@southlakepress.com C EMEX reled its ap plication this week to build a controversial sand mine in south Lake County in the center of what would become the Wellness Way Sector Plan, according to County Manager David Heath. CEMEX withdrew the appli cation for the 1,196-acre mine in May over objections about possible trafc impacts, ac cording to a letter from CE MEX attorney Roger Sims. That was after more than 100 people attended a meet ing in Clermont to oppose the project. Many area resi dents mainly in the Kings Ridge development were concerned about trafc, noise and dust from the mine. But Cemex has been busy since then. The company has contrib uted to local political races, sponsored a local candidate forum and donated $225,000 to Lake-Sumter State College to create a new associate of science degree in engineering technology. Critics have questioned whether the third largest ce ment company in the world is trying to garner inuence by making signicant con tributions in the community before its application is con sidered by the Lake County Commission. DOLLARS FOR THE COLLEGE CEMEX ofcials presented LSSC this week with a check for $225,000 to support the new degree program. Sasheika Tomlinson, direc tor of marketing and relations for the college, conrmed in an email that this was not the rst contribution CEMEX has made to the college. In 2008, the company do nated an estimated $5,000 for the construction of a bat ting cage for the colleges new baseball eld. CEMEX has also been a sponsor of the LSSC Foundation Gala, ac cording to Tomlinson. This is their rst donation CLERMONT CEMEXs influence Critics: Company spreading wealth around before vote on sand mine project SEE CEMEX | A9 MASCOTTE EEOC rules against city SEE MASCOTTE | A8

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A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 15, 2014 LAKE COUNTY School district communications officer Chris Patton resigns Lake County School District com munications ofcer Chris Patton has resigned. Since 2010, Patton has been the spokesperson for the district. He also developed content, helped manage the website and coordinated market ing programs, among other duties. Prior to working for Lake County schools, Patton worked as public in formation ofcer for Lake County from 2004 to October 2010. Patton has taken a position with Global-5 Communications, a trans portation communications rm in Longwood, to be closer to his family, he said. He currently lives in Maitland. Pattons position has yet to be lled, but it has been advertised. CLERMONT Community to pay tribute to outgoing mayor The Clermont community is invit ed to a free reception honoring outgo ing Mayor Hal Turville Jr. from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Clermont City Center, 620 W. Montrose St. Turville has served the Clermont community for almost 30 years, rst as a city council member and then as mayor since 1998. Turville, the co-founder of Flowerscape Solutions, a division of Lamb Nursery in Winter Garden, has been an ardent environmentalist during his tenure. He was instrumental in helping the city secure the 220-acre Inland Groves property that will open Nov. 15 as Lake Hiawatha Preserve park. A longtime Clermont resident, Turville was a standout athlete at Clermont High School, where he still holds the record in football for the lon gest pass. He served in the Navy before his career in the nursery business. According to city ofcials, Turville has also received numerous hon ors through the years for his volun teer work with environmental con cerns. He is a former board chair of the Florida Audubon Society and also was named the South Lake Chambers Citizen of the Year. To RSVP, call 352-241-7358 or email pbennett@clermont.org. South Lake in Brief What south Lake residents are saying about ... WATER What is the best thing you and your family do to conserve water? For our family we just try to save wherever we can. When we wash out teeth or take showers, we try to keep it as short as possible. SEAN RODRIGUEZ CLERMONT To save water at my house we try to take short er showers, and when we are watering plants we do not over water plants. We try not to just leave the water running. FERRIS GRAHAM CLERMONT What I do to save wa ter, when Im brushing my teeth I dont keep it run ning and when Im wash ing the dishes I only run it when I need to wet the dish and then I turn it off to scrub. It took me about three months to build the habit. I had to concentrate on what I was doing. Now it comes freely. DWAYNE DAY CLERMONT Word on the Street Missing your South Lake Press? Call us. To request home delivery or to report a missed paper,call 787-0600 or toll-free at 877-702-0600. More information about circulation on Page A4 What I do is I dont leave the shower to warm up, so you dont waste wa ter. RAFE REYNOLDS CLERMONT TODAY The Minneola Elementa ry School Charter Board will meet at 7 p.m. in the school media cen ter, 320 E. Pearl St. Call 352-3942600 for information. THURSDAY Essential Oils Class is the topic for this second meeting on how to have a healthy medicine cabinet, at 11 a.m. at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library in Howey-inthe-Hills. Registration required by calling, 352-324-0254. Write Your Life for senior adults, a noncredit course, is of fered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for six weeks at the LSSC South Lake campus in Clermont. Cost is $49. Registration required by calling 352-323-3610. FRIDAY The Moonlight Players in as sociation with the Greater Cler mont Cancer Foundation will pres ent Seasons, an original musical written by local playwrights Elaine Pachacek and Katie Hammond this weekend only, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. A portion of the weekends show proceeds will go to the Great er Clermont Cancer Foundation. The theater is located at 735 W. Minne ola St. in downtown Clermont. Tick ets are $18 for adults and $15 for children. Call 352-319-1116 for reservations, or go to www.moon lightplayers.com. SATURDAY A three-day Scott Mattlin Im pressionist Oils workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday through Monday at the Cagan Art Studio, 16640 Cagan Crossings Blvd. in Clermont. For information or to re serve a seat, go to www.Buttery KissesStudio.com, call Kathie Ca mara 352-241-6407 or email alckathyc@juno.com. Low-cost pet vaccinations can be purchased at the Tractor Supply store from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 6801 State Road 50 in Groveland. Call 352-429-2502 for details. 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. Friends of the Marianne Beck Memorial Library in Howeyin-the-Hills will host a member ship drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the library. Refreshments will be served. Call 352-324-0254. Mysteries of the Labyrinth will be revealed at the Scrub-Jay Trail from 9 to 11 a.m. with author and anthropologist Melinda Joy Miller of the Shambhalla Institute, 11490 Monte Vista Road in Clermont. Workshop is $10. Register at 352429-5566 or info@scrubjaytrail.org. SUNDAY The Garden Theatre in Win ter Garden will host auditions for its self-produced spring musical Peter Pan at the theater, 160 W. Plant St., beginning Sunday. The presen tation will run May 1-31. To sign up for auditions, an RSVP is required by emailing auditions@gardenthe atre.org with your preferred audi tion date. For audition information, go to gardentheatre.org/auditions. MONDAY A small business network ing event hosted by Kelli King of KDK Enterprises will be held at 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Clermont, 1810 S. U.S. Highway 27. Free hors doeuvres. Email kellie@kellieking. net to RSVP. TUESDAY Windermere Union Church will host its Annual Pumpkin Patch at the church, 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road just north of Windermere, from 3 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Oct. 31. For in formation, call 407-909-0464 or email wucpreschool@gmail.com. Top Shelf Book Club will meet at noon at the Marianne Beck Me morial Library in Howey-in-the-Hills to discussing the book Defending Jacob by William Landay. Call 352324-0254 for information. Cooper Memorial Library Book Club hosts Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Re silience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand as the selection for the October book club discussion, at 5 p.m. in Room 108. Read the book and join the discussion at Coo per Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, Clermont. For infor mation, call 352-536-2275. OCT. 22 S.A.F.E. House from the De partment of Elder Affairs will pres ent a free seminar at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library, in Howey-inthe-Hills, on making your home saf er for elderly members at 10 a.m. Registration required by calling 352-324-0254. OCT. 23 South Lake Native Ameri can Flute Circle meets from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Historic Village, 490 West Ave. in Clermont. Listen and learn to play with no prior experi ence. Call 352-989-6326 for in formation. RSVP deadline is Oct. 23 for the 10th Annual Boo-Bash Hallow een party from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 for young adults age 18 and older who are challenged physically and/ or mentally. Party includes a cos tume contest, hot dogs, pizza and loads of fun, at The Moose Lodge No. 6151, just north of the John Deere Dealership on U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont. Reservations are re quired via email at biddlerosie@aol. com or by calling 352-348-1909. OCT. 24 First United Methodist Church of Clermont and other local organizations are launching a com munity-wide event to bring aware ness to domestic violence in Lake County with a special event from 6 to 7 p.m., at Waterfront Park pa vilion, with free food, testimonials and live music. For information, call Dawn Fryman at 352-394-2412 or email d.fryman@fumc-clermont.org. OCT. 25 Garden Club Rummage Sale at the Garden Club Center, 849 West Ave. in downtown Clermont, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A huge as sortment of items will be on sale. The Dreamcatcher Horse Ranch and Rescue Center in Cler mont will host a fall festival event from noon to 4 p.m., 10639 Toad Road. Kids can enjoy horse and pony rides, costume contest and crafts. For adults there will be a si lent auction and jewelry sale. Call 352-398-5491 or go to www. dreamcatcherhorses.com. Clermont police and reght ers invite the public to work out to raise breast cancer awareness from 3 to 5 p.m. as they team up with Cl ermont Cross Train to host a fund raising Work Out of the Day to aid the American Cancer Society. Make a $10 donation and work out along side police and reghters. Funds go to the American Cancer Society. Call 352-394-5588 for details. OCT. 26 Low-cost pet vaccinations can be purchased at Irish Trails Farm & Pet Supply from noon to 4 p.m., 102 S. U.S. Highway 27 in Cl ermont. Call 352-243-0924. OCT. 28 Edible Landscapes will offer advice on incorporating edible crops into your landscape at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library in Howey-inthe-Hills at 10 a.m. Registration re quired by calling 352-324-0254. OCT. 30 Windermere Union Church preschool will host a Family Fun Day from 4 to 7 p.m., 10710 Park Ridge-Gotha Road, with inatables, pony rides, face painting, fall crafts, food, vendors and pumpkins. Tick ets are required for each activity and will be on sale at the event. For information on the activities or ven dor tables, call 407-909-0464 or email wucpreschool@gmail.com. Signature Chefs Auction at the Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills from 6 to 9:30 p.m., bringing together the areas top chefs offering guests the op portunity to sip and sample their signature dish. Bid on unique auc tion items including Fund the Mis sion and raise funds to support the March of Dimes mission for stron ger, healthier babies. For informa tion, call 352-942-3780 or email acroy@marchofdimes.com. OCT. 31 Minneola Alliance Church in vites the community to participate in its free Safe Night Out, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Minneola Trailhead Park. Games, food, beverages and a cos tume contest will be offered. Guests are asked to bring canned goods for the church food pantry as entry to the event. For information, call the church at 352-394-2028. SOUTH LAKE COMMUNITY CALENDAR PETER VINCENT / MOONLIGHT PLAYERS THEATRE Renee Monico, playing Helen in Seasons, holds her baby in one scene. The two actresses in the background are Beki Herrbach and Kathryn Fabbroni. SUBMITTED PHOTO Clermont Toastmasters congratulated, from left, Donald Toldson (Most Improved), Tom Stone (Best Evaluator), Frankie Hernandez (Best Table Topics), Adam Alton (Best Speaker) and President Wendy Holt-Stone at an Aug. 25 meeting. Clermont Toastmasters meets every Monday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 100 Minnehaha Ave., in Clermont. Call 352-234-6495 for information. TOASTMASTER HONORS CLERMONT Local theatre to stage show for Breast Cancer awareness The Moonlight Players, in associa tion with the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation, presents Seasons, an original musical by local playwrights Elaine Pachacek and Katie Hammond. The show spotlights life-changing moments in the lives of mothers and daughters, including the excitement of wedding planning, the strength and endurance of ghting cancer and the uncertainty of an unexpected preg nancy, said Moonlight Players spokes person Leslie Howe, adding that the story won four Audience Choice Awards at the Orlando Fringe Festival, including Best Musical and Best Local Show. It was also named Best of the Fest by the Orlando Sentinel Seasons will be presented this weekend only, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for children. A portion of the weekends show proceeds will go to the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation. The Moonlight Players Warehouse Theater is located at 735 W. Minneola St. For information or to reserve tick ets, call 352-319-1116 or go to www. moonlightplayers.com.

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A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 15, 2014 To pray is OK Clermont City Council, I have a message for you: If youre too busy to pray, youre just too busy. MYRTLE A. MARTIN | Leesburg The danger of animal products U.S., state and municipal health authorities are working overtime and spending millions of dollars to stem the spread of Ebola, which has killed just one person here. Where is the comparable effort to stem the spread of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and other chronic diseases that kill 1.4 million Americans annually and are linked conclusively to excessive consump tion of animal products? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Con trol, thats 23 times the number killed by all infectious diseases combined, including AIDS, hepatitis, blood poi soning and intestinal infections! Apparently, our society tolerates this massive assault on our public health, because meat, dairy and egg products have powerful champions in Congress. Bacteria and viruses have none. Yet, each of us can take person al responsibility for our own and our familys health by reducing, then dropping animal products from our menu. Fresh vegetables, fruits, le gumes and whole grains contain all the nutrients our body requires and are touted by leading health authori ties. Soy and nut-based meats, milks and ice creams offer a delicious tran sition treat. Lots of websites provide helpful transition tips. SPLANK LOSTERTHAN | Clermont A simpler solution to red light controversy You recently declared it is time to stop red light cameras (in Clermont) because 90 percent of the tickets are for right turns on red. I wonder why you persist in throwing out the baby with the bath water. Any person with common sense can easily solve the problem by posting no right turn on red signs at camera intersections and leaving the cameras to do their job of catching the red light runners. BARRY WOOD | Mount Dora M ascotte continues to stagger under a pile of law suits and complaints that could cost the city a bundle of money, to say nothing of the con dence of the towns citizens. On Oct. 2, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) determined that City Manager Jim Gleason likely discriminated against an employee in the citys utility department on the basis of race. Alana Wil son, who is black and Pacic Islander, claimed Gleason told her she should change her computer log-in name to token black person and used the terms pickaninny and nappy headed in statements made in her presence. Gleason claims the remarks were taken out of con text, but Wilsons attorney is now armed with plen ty of ammunition to sue and says hell do so if the city doesnt reach a fair settlement with his client. Sadly, this isnt the only claim of harassment leveled against Mascotte by former or current employees. A pair of former police ofcers both white led a suit against Police Chief Ronaldo Banasco claiming Banasco, who is Hispanic, discriminated against them. Then, police ofcer David Grice complained that Ban asco was secretly videotaping police ofcers. Grice also complained that he was the subject of age discrimina tion by Banasco because the chief made Grice work a night shift. Grice eventually was red for allegedly not cooperating with an internal investigation and led a suit against the city in May. Toni Hart, a police ofcer with the Mascotte Police Department, claims she was discriminated against by Banasco and red by Gleason because she was female and black. She said in her complaint that she was made to do secretarial work that no other ofcer had to, that she was referred to as a black (expletive) and that she had to ask permission to use the bathroom. The EEOCs nding in the Alana Wilson case is trou bling for a several reasons. First, it suggests that a crude, unprofessional and demeaning culture exists in City Hall, where ofcials apparently harbor some ra cially and culturally backward views and lack the good sense to keep their sophomoric musings to themselves. Second, the EEOC ruling suggests that there is in deed re beneath this smoke and lends credence to the other employees complaints. And nally, it strongly points to a coverup in City Hall. Remember, Banasco and Gleason investigated the complaints against each other and cleared each other of wrongdoing. Foxes watching the hen house. And yet, the Mascotte City Council has so far sat this one out. That may be changing, though. Last Friday, Mayor Tony Rosado, after catching wind of the EEOCs determination against Gleason, said he thinks the matter should addressed by the city council and that something should be done. Whether they (Gleasons comments) were made in fun or in vain, or whether it was just a stupid thing he said, its not tolerable. Never has been, never will be, Rosado told South Lake Press reporter Roxanne Brown. We agree. The question is, what is the Mascotte City Council prepared to do about it? The answer, so far, is nothing. Make no mistake, the councils silence in the face of mounting evidence of employee harassment makes them complicit. Its time to act. 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: slpress@dailycommercial.com 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 commercial.com, or mail it to Letters to Editor, 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34711. Guest columns should be limited to 550 words in length. The writer also must submit a recent photograph to be published with the column, as well as a brief biographical sketch. OUR VIEW S OUTH LAKE PRESS Your community newspaper for more than 100 years. 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34712-0868 352-394-2183 Fax: 352-394-8001 The South Lake Press is published weekly by Halifax Media Group at 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, Florida 34711. Standard mail postage (Permit #280) is paid at the United States Post Ofce, Clermont, FL 34711. The South Lake Press is mailed to subscribers and is also distributed at newsstand locations throughout the region. All material contained in this edition is property of Halifax Media Group, and is protected under the copy right laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. YOUR OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Problems mount for Mascotte, but where is the City Council? 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 erans.com. CALLING ALL VETERANS F loridians have faced their share of obstacles to exercising their right to vote and having that vote counted. From the 2000 presidential recount to long lines at the polls in 2012, the state has too often been a nation al punchline when it comes to elec tions. Reforms such as expanded ear ly voting have been enacted, revoked and put in place again. Florida must change its reputation by making it easier to cast ballots as well as register to vote. A group repre senting Floridas 67 election supervi sors recently recommended that the state create an online system of voter registration. Currently, Florida voters can ll out registration forms online, but they must be printed and mailed or deliv ered by hand to Supervisor of Elec tions ofces. The proposal would al low the process to be done entirely online. Voters would verify their reg istrations using signatures on le with the motor vehicles department or tax collector. Twenty states currently offer on line registration, according to the elections supervisors. Their report found no downside to the system but a number of benets such as re duced costs and more accurate vot er records. The report recommends Florida approve the system in the next leg islative session, but delay its imple mentation until after the 2016 pres idential race to allow kinks to be worked out. In the meantime, the state needs to continue to reduce lines at the polls and bolster election reforms. The Legislature last year passed a law al lowing absentee voters to x ballots that they forgot to sign, but didnt in clude a provision requiring voters to be notied of problems. The Orange County Supervisor of Elections has failed to tell vot ers when there was a problem, the Tampa Bay Times recently report ed. Instead, the supervisor notied political parties, committees and candidates about defective ballots and left it up to them to tell voters. Florida must also ensure voters dont face long waits at the polls. The states voters waited an average of more than 34 minutes to cast ballots on Election Day in 2012, the longest wait time in the nation, according to a Government Accountability Ofce report released Tuesday. Until Florida stops making voting a challenge, voters must take it upon themselves to ensure theyre regis tered and that their votes are count ed. Make sure to cast your ballot next month. Dont let a troubled system prevent you from exercising your right to vote. 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The EEOC found that members of management heard the derogato ry comments and did nothing to cor rect and prevent their recurrence. Respondent (Gleason) failed to show that it took reasonable care to pre vent and correct the harassment promptly The EEOC in the letter also sug gests informal methods of concilia tion, inviting both parties to meet to resolve the matter. Neither Gleason nor Brown, who received a copy of the EEOC deter mination, could be reached for com ment. The EEOC has given the city 15 days to respond and warns against any type of retaliation against Wil son, who still works at City Hall. On Friday, Mayor Tony Rosado, af ter catching wind of the EEOCs de termination against Gleason, said he thinks the matter should addressed by the city council and that some thing should be done. Whether they (Gleasons com ments) were made in fun or in vain, or whether it was just a stupid thing he said, its not tolerable. Never has been, never will be, Rosado said. I dont put up with racial epithets. Theres no room for anything like that in these current times, especial ly when Mascotte just implement ed a domestic partnership registry to show that we accept and welcome people from all walks of life into our city. Meanwhile, Wilson still works as a utilities accountant, but its difcult, she said in her EEOC complaint. The city conducted its own inter nal investigation, led by Police Chief Ronaldo Banasco and Fire Chief Ran dy Brasher, and found no wrong do ing by Gleason. The city manager also apologized if he offended any one and contends his remarks were taken out of context. Beginning in the fall of 2013, other complaints and lawsuits began sur facing, including from a pair of for mer police ofcers both white who led a suit against Banasco. The ofcers claimed Banasco, who is His panic, discriminated against them. Gregg Woodworth and Scott Thomp son hired a Lake Mary law rm to sue the city over the allegations, which Gleason said are untrue. Another complaint has been led with the EEOC by Toni Hart, a police ofcer with the Mascotte Police De partment, who claims she was dis criminated against by Banasco and red by Gleason because she was fe male and black. She said in her com plaint that she was made to do secre tarial work that no other ofcer had to, that she was referred to as a black (expletive) and that she had to ask permission to use the bathroom. MASCOTTE FROM PAGE A1 ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer roxanne.brown@southlakepress.com LifeStream Behavioral Counseling Center, an out patient facility that helps people with mental health and substance abuse is sues, opened its newest fa cility in Clermont last week. We are so excited about our new location. Its beau tiful and we think it will be conducive to good behav ioral treatment, said Sher ry Olszanski, LifeStream of Lake and Sumters vice president. According to Olszanski, LifeStream has been in the south Lake area since 1978 at various locations. The center moved from its pre vious location on U.S. High way 50 to 2140 N. Don Wick ham Drive on South Lake Hospitals LiveWell campus. LifeStream has served throughout Lake and Sum ter counties for the past 42 years by way of 23 different locations, with clinics in Eu stis, Leesburg and The Villag es, and 53 programs in Lake, Sumter and Orange counties. When the new facili ty broke ground in Cler mont in May 2013, Olszans ki said the former facility, which was 4,000 square feet in size, had not expanded or had major improvements done in at least 20 years. South Lake Hospital do nated the land for the new 8,500-square-foot facility. Of that, 6,400 square feet will be occupied by LifeStream and 2,100 square feet will accommodate the South Lake Health Clinic. This is a free clinic that works with South Lake Hospital to serve low-income families with no insurance who meet the states income requirements for non-emergency, by-ap pointment-only services. Physicians who treat the patients at the clinic do so on a volunteer basis. Nurse practitioners and a small staff are on the payroll. Dr. Annil Sawh will serve as the clinics director. Valerie Lastition, the di rector of Transitional Ser vices and a nurse prac titioner with South Lake Hospital, said that the clin ic opened in Clermont in 2001. In 2013, the clinic served about 400 patients, down from about 550 pa tients before the Affordable Care Act, she said. LifeStream opens in Clermont

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A9 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 www.crossroadsfamilyfellowship.org crossroadsfamilyfellowship@gmail.com 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: newjacobschapel3@aol.com (Pastor Anderson) thechapel2013@gmail.com (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 www.stmatthiasfl.com 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 www.woodlandschurch.com 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. www.oaklandpres.org 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 to ask questions. Bailey Meeks, 11, asked Rich ardson how she responds to those who doubted her. If somebody says I cant do something or that it cant hap pen, Im going to make sure it happens, Richardson replied. Meeks said she felt inspired by Richardson, especially since she, too, has had to face doubt ers. She (Richardson) really sparked me. Ive had a lot of people doubt me in my life, Meeks said. She made me feel like I could do anything. Ill al ways remember what she said. Richardson is the director of sports training programs at the National Training Center in Cl ermont. In July 2013, she was named head coach at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Principal Cleamstine Caple said Richardsons visit was part of the teachers efforts to en courage their students to excel. Were trying to work out where we can have an ongo ing relationship with differ ent people in the communi ty who can talk to the students and encourage them to believe and achieve, be positive and not listen to the naysayers who they may come in contact with along the way, Caple said. It really goes across well when they hear from people like Dot Richardson whove done that, and I wish even more chil dren could be exposed to it. Daily COmmercial Sports Editor Frank Jolley contrib uted to this report. GOLD FROM PAGE A1 to help create a program, Tom linson wrote. While CEMEXs donation is not the largest donation for de gree programs, Tomlinson said it is denitely in the top four dona tions rec eived for the support of a degree program. Lake County Commission er Jimmy Conner said he did not want to criticize a business that made such a large donation to the college. But at the same time, he said, I think people are going to ask are they trying to buy fa vor? It crosses your mind when you see that kind of money in vested. Conner said when meeting with CEMEX ofcials before its application was withdrawn, they offered as part of the developer agreement to give the county $2 million for its roads in exchange for a vote. Heath conrmed the meeting. They were attempting to ne gotiate a road agreement, he said. Immediately, Conner said he told CEMEX ofcials he was not comfortable with the suggested agreement at all. They should use the $2 mil lion as part of their plan to con struct roads in the area rather than give it to us, he said. Kathleen Moshinsky, a resident living in Kings Ridge for the past 11 years and a retired nurse, said there is something suspicious about the timing of the agree ment with the college. She sus pected CEMEX would rele its application soon. What is the motivation for the gift for an international commu nity that has no ties here? she said. I cant understand oth er than they probably intend to bring their request back to the commission. They will dress it up a little bit. Moshinsky, who once worked in real estate, said she is con vinced if the sand mine is put in it will lower property values. Kings Ridge is roughly two miles from the proposed sand mine. There are also schools in the vi cinity of the sand mine. Can you imagine those (sand trucks) between 2:30 and 4 p.m. when the parents are picking up their kids? she said. The proposed mine is in the middle of Wellness Way, which would transform 16,000 acres in the southeast corner of the coun ty into a hub for high-tech health care jobs and other industries. Wellness Way, which was envi sioned by Parks, has been called the largest piece of undeveloped property left in Lake County. The tract runs east of US 27 along the Orange County border, running south from State Road 50 to U.S. Highway 192. POLITICAL DONATIONS Several of County Commis sioner Leslie Campiones donors also have ties to CEMEX. The Colinas Group donated $500, and several of the engineer ing rms clients made donations as well: Southeast Environmen tal Solutions donated $250; and Broad & Cassel, RWA donated $250. Vulcan Materials, a large pro ducer of construction aggregates based in Alabama, also donat ed $500. Cliff Kirkmyer, CEMEXs vice president of aggregates and min ing resources, worked as division vice president and general man ager of Vulcan Materials before taking the job at CEMEX, accord ing to CEMEXs website. Campione said CEMEX has been a company in Lake Coun ty for years and it is common for businesses operating within a county to make contributions. In reviewing her contributions, Campione said the majority of them are from retirees and a wide range of businesses and business owners. She added a lot of people from different walks of life and back grounds were supporting her be cause they supported the deci sions she made in the past. They know I am a sincere and dedicated county commission er who listens to constituents and seeks common sense solutions, she said. Campione added it is unlaw ful for businesses to give contri butions to sway a commission ers vote. To allow inuence in deci sion making is inappropriate and unlawful, she said. If someone wants to give campaign contribu tions and support me as a candi date that has no bearing on how I make decisions. The applications before the commission have to stand on their own merit, Campione said. School Board Member Bill Mathias also acknowledged he received $250 from CEMEX but said he was unfamiliar with the company. He added he did not nd out until he ate lunch with an indi vidual from the company that they were in fact from CEMEX, as they did not disclose it previously. CEMEX did not return phone calls or an email for comment. CEMEX FROM PAGE A1 DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE PHOTO A truck is loaded with sand before leaving the CEMEX sand mining facility in operation in Davenport.

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Touchdowns dont happen every day for a lineman, Ace vedo said of his 34-yard pick6 in the fourth quarter of a 28-0 win against Eustis on Sept. 16. I didnt have a lot of time to think about it. I read the play and when I grabbed the ball out of the air, I just took it to the house. I never looked back. It was more about reacting to a game situation than it was think ing about scoring a touchdown. Acevedos score was the last high light of the game for Short and her fellow cheerlead ers. A sophomore, this is Shorts sec ond year with the squad, although she has been cheering for seven years. She considers her role as a cheerleader to be as important as the players. We cheer even when things are going good for our team, Short said. We always have a smile on our face, even when you dont feel good. Its our job. But our work goes be yond the football eld. During the week, we start en couraging people to get ready for the game so that when Friday comes, everyone is ready to be loud and supportive. Both say they are A-B students and plan to attend college. Acevedo is a senior and hopes to plays football at the next lev el. He loves the physicality of the sport and feels the atmosphere on Friday nights bring out the best in him. Acevedo, Short named SLHS top athletes ACEVEDO SHORT PAUL BARNEY | Staff Writer paul.barney@dailycommercial.com Panthers coach Tere sa Spilliard describes her team as a roller coaster ride. Theyre up, theyre down, she said. Eustis rode the roller coaster recently, getting its high and low moments against East Ridge, which won in three sets, 25-15, 25-17 and 25-16. The Knights (15-6), who lost to the Panthers (13-6) a couple weeks ago in a tour nament at The Big House, made sure that wouldnt happen again. Amanda Trice and Stephanie Samedy com bined for 26 kills, while Ali yah Damani-Ladha added 21 assists. Samedy recorded sev en of her 16 kills in the rst set, including one that be gan a 6-0 run for East Ridge after trailing 9-7. We always count on her to nish the point and nd the point when we need it, Knights coach Mayra Cue bas said. Spilliard knew Samedy was going to give her team ts. Number 10, we were a little concerned, Spilliard said. When we played at The Big House that was our big struggle. We lost the rst one and it was due to her a lot. Finally when everybody just kind of snapped out of it, it wasnt that she was hitting so hard, its just she gets up off the oor. Shes a giant. Its hard to do when I have such young blockers. I have two sophomores that try to block her. That really hurt us tonight. Samedy certainly uses Smooth sailing BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL ABOVE: East Ridge senior Aliha Damani-Iadha (5) sets the ball during an Oct. 7 game between Eustis and East Ridge at Eustis High School. BELOW: Eustis senior Marilee Feiock (3) serves. East Ridge volleyball team shuts down Eustis in 3 straight games FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer frank.jolley@dailycommercial.com Allen Dronseld did not know what to expect when he played shufeboard for the rst time. Too bad. Dronseld wouldve liked knowing in advance the accomplishments he would go on to enjoy. His proverbial highlight reel of honors and awards would have been lengthy. For example, he won the rst tournament in which he competed in 2011. He led his district in points as a rookie and n ished third in the Tourna ment of Champions. Dronselds prow ess pushing shufeboard discs eventually earned him an amateur title at the Tournament of Champi ons and allowed him to be classied as a pro. His rise to the summit of the sport was capped off recently when he was awarded a national pin for his body of work during a recent ceremony. The cer emony was a prelude for season-opening match es at the Leesburg Shufe board Club. This is an honor that a shufeboard player can get only once in their life time, Dronseld said. It certainly means a lot to me, but Im hoping it can be a springboard to get a Shuffleboarder earns national pin PAUL BARNEY | Staff Writer paul.barney@dailycommercial.com CLERMONT Following a solid performance in the pool, the Lake Minneola boys and girls swim teams celebrated the only way they knew how by dumping water on their coach. Hawks coach Rene James was doused with a bucket of ice water and pushed into the pool after Lake Minneola con tinued its impressive season at Thursdays tri-meet against East Ridge and South Lake at the National Training Center in Clermont. The bath was OK, James said with a laugh. Its nice to see them enjoy pushing me in and I have fun with them do ing it. The ice bath Im not sure about, but no its just a happy ending for the whole meet. For the kids, you saw their excite ment and their joy pushing me in and then coming in with me. Thats just the epitome of the team and the team spirit. Spirits are certainly run ning high at Lake Minneola, as the boys team improved to 9-0 while the girls team moved to 8-0-1 after tying East Ridge with 85 points. I knew East Ridge was go ing to be really, really tough on the girls, and the girls stepped up and did a great job, James said. Im really proud of both the boys and the girls team. The boys team cruised to wins over East Ridge and South Lake by scores of 108-62 and 120-49, respectively. Sam Hartle had a great day for the Hawks, placing rst in both the 200 free and 500 free. Hartle swam the 200 free in 1:57.12 and the 500 free in 5:07.45. His time in the 500 free was more than ve seconds CLERMONT Lake Minneola sweeps swim meet BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL Lake Minneolas Nicole Kornhaus competes in Thursdays swim meet at the National Training Center in Clermont, on Oct. 9. TODAY VOLLEYBALL: Montverde Academy at Ocoee Legacy Charter, 5 p.m. THURSDAY BOWLING: East Ridge vs. Lake Minneola, 3:30 p.m.; Mount Dora vs. South Lake, 3:30 p.m. VOLLEYBALL: Montverde Academy at Orlando Jones, 5 p.m.; Mount Dora at East Ridge, 6:30 p.m.; Tava res at South Lake, 6:30 p.m.; Winter Garden Foun dation at Lake Minneola FRIDAY FOOTBALL: East Ridge at Apopka Wekiva; Lake Minneola at Orlando Edgewater; Fort Pierce John Carroll Catholic at Montverde Academy; Leesburg at South Lake BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL SEE KNIGHTS | B4 SEE SLHS | B4 SEE SHUFFLE | B3 SEE SWIM | B4 THIS WEEKS GAMES

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B2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 15, 2014 CLERMONT LOSES BID FOR OLYMPIC TRIAL 2003 July 17, 2003. Cl ermont is home to the USA Triathlon National Train ing Center but was reject ed to host one of three U.S. Olympic triathlon trials in 2004. A USA Triathlon commit tee selected Oahu, Hawaii, to host the April 18 trial and voted 4 to 3 for Bell ingham, Washington, over Clermont for the June trial for the three men and three women who will compete for the United States in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece. USA Triathlon Executive Director Steve Locke said Bellingham, a communi ty about 90 miles north of Seattle, won over Clermont primarily because the bike leg (a 12 percent grade) was more severe than Cl ermonts and that the wa ter temperature in Lake Minneola for the swim ming portion of the race would be too hot. Locke said the committee tried to select sites that most close ly matched those in Athens. SECOND CHANCE PROM If you missed your chance to attend your high school or college senior prom, you got a second chance on Saturday night, May 3, 2003 when Kiwanis Club of South Lake (Break fast Club) co-sponsored the Second Chance Prom at the newly remodeled Roll ing Hills Ford dealership. Local residents attended in formal attire. The ladies were presented with dance cards, (younger club members wondered what in the world they were) to be lled by dance partners to enjoy dancing to a band inside the dealership or to the DJ outside. 2003 As of April 26, 2003, Clermont had 8,546 registered voters. LAKE RIDGE CLUB WILL REPLACE LOVERS LANE 2003 Empty beer cans, fast food containers and even a few unmention ables litter the roadways that have lost the battle to overgrown weeds. But local teens looking for a place to party, or for a private lovers lane, will soon be looking for a new location, although topping the view may be a bit dif cult. After more than a year of lengthy lawsuits, the mud slinging from almost every one involved at the Lake Ridge Club development overlooking Lake Minneha ha is getting ready to break ground. CLERMONT ENLARGES POPULAR 12TH STREET PARK 1989 Clermont Coun cil members directed staff to proceed with purchas ing 5 acres on the south side of the 12th Street Park (Palatlakaha Recreation Area). The $92,000 ap praised price will be paid from Infrastructure Tax Fund and General Fund re serves that will be reim bursed from a state grant. According to City Manager Wayne Saunders, Clermont was approved for a $46,000 Department of Natural Re sources grant, which it must match in municipal money. Two bids for excava tion were rejected as too high and will be rebid. Twelve bids for landscap ing were also rejected. After the landscape design went to bid, Donald Undeck of Florida Landcrafters of fered to provide the design at no cost. 1975 Editorial by Pub lisher George Dupee. It is an odd thing; many polite and courteous people in our area do not drive their cars that way. Wouldnt it be nice if we all used our turning signal correctly, came to a stop when we are supposed to and looked behind us when we backed out of a parking slot: A little common cour tesy would do the trick. Wouldnt it be nice if we did not have to play the guessing game of are they or arent they and do they really mean what they are signaling? ELECTION RESULTS 1973 Minneola had two straw votes: 143 voted against Sunday sale of al coholic beverages, 109 vot ed for; dog leash ordinance was 126 in favor and 124 against. Incumbent John Stal naker, Mrs. Ossie Cruze and Raymond Walker were elected to City Council. AROUND THE COMMUNI T Y HOMETOWN: South Florida OCCUPATION: Owner of Victo rias Home & Garden in downtown Clermont FAMILY: Married with two chil dren What do you enjoy most about south Lake County? Youre in Florida, but with the hills it almost seems like you are somewhere else. There are so many lakes, too, and its absolute ly gorgeous. I also like the smalltown feel of the entire area. Or lando has a lot of attractions, but south Lake County has that down home charm. 1) If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sen tence, what would it be? Its a borrowed quote, but it is to always esteem others rather than be highly esteemed. 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? What has impressed me with this whole thing going on with ISIS are the people that endure religious persecution to the point of death. People ask why and the answer is simple. Theyre willing to die for their belief. 3) How does what you do contrib ute to the welfare of the area? Since I do run a resale shop, its recycling. I provide quality mer chandise at good prices and by running a business, Im helping to provide revenue back into the com munity. 4) Name one of your greatest ac complishments so far. I would have to say its my chil dren, who have grown into won derful young adults who are nur turing and help others. 5) Whats something youve al ways wanted to do but havent yet? Ive had this goal to get an Air stream (a silver bullet travel trail er) and travel the country. 6) What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the community? My advice would be to give to or do something for others without expecting anything back. FROM THE ARCHIVES Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet Your NEIGHBOR VICTORIA SCHULTE ANN DUPEE REMEMBER WHEN SUBMITTED PHOTO Members of the Clermont Garden Club Sandspurs Circle recently attended the 90th Anniversary Garden Party for the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs at the FFGC Headquarters in Winter Park. Pictured from left are Noel Hall, Owaissa Vanderberg assistant director, District VII FFGC; Arlene Rand, rst vice president, FFGC; Joanne Solomon, treasurer, Sandspurs; Jo Fleming and Tina Worrell secretary. Carolyn Schaag and Pat VandeVoorde also attended but are not pictured. For information about the club, call Joanne Solomon at 352-989-5773. SANDSPURS CIRCLE ATTENDS ANNIVERSARY EVENT SUBMITTED PHOTO Left to right are Carmella Steele; Shiela Suepersad; Tracy Durrance, bank manager of First Green Bank of Clermont and Back to School is COOL board member; Julie Hulley, president and founder of Back to School is COOL Lake County; Michele Wilde; and Crystal DeLap at a recent check presentation of funds for a vehicle for Back to School is COOL. Funds were raised from a dunk tank the bank sponsored at the annual Pig on the Pond event in Clermont, providing more than $300 toward the new vehicle. Go to www.backtoschooliscool. org for information. FIRST GREEN BANK DONATES FUNDS FOR VEHICLE SUBMITTED PHOTO On behalf of the Clermont Womans Club, members Joyce Braddock and Carol Spaldi recently presented a $1,000 scholarship award to Allison McDonald from Lake Minneola High School. CLERMONT WOMANS CLUB PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIP SUBMITTED PHOTO Upper-school students at Montverde Academy recently participated in a community service event by volunteering at the SO Surf Invitational for their rst community service opportunity of the fall semester. The event, held Sept. 13 at Cocoa Beach, gave students the opportunity to assist more than 200 athletes competing in the event that corresponded with Ron Jon Surf Shop and the Special Olympics Florida organization for the 5th Annual Regional Surf Championships at Alan Shepard Park. UPPER-SCHOOL STUDENTS VOLUNTEER AT SPECIAL OLYMPICS EVENT

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G4802174 $174,500 MICKI BLACKBURN RE AL TY INC.3523946611 rfwww .mickirea lty .com REDUCED! little exposure for the sport so that we can get more players into the Leesburg Shufeboard Club. Our fa cilities are in dire straits right now, but we have a dedicated crew of people who have been working to keep up the interest and re cruit new members. Hopefully this can help. Dronseld was presented with his pin by Stan William son, his partner in national tournaments and a member of the sports Hall of Fame. Williamson, who plays out of Coronado Mainland in New Smyrna Beach, is con sidered by many to be the greatest shotmaker in the history of shufeboard. Its overwhelming when I think about what Ive been fortunate enough to accom plish in just three years, Dronseld said. I had no idea this sport even existed when I was introduced to it in 2011 and now I cant imag ine not playing. Its safe to say that I have exceeded ev ery expectation that I had. Dronseld took up the sport shortly after hav ing a stent placed in an ar tery. His doctor didnt want Dronseld doing stressful activities at the time and a neighbor invited him to give shufeboard a try. He was intrigued by the strategy involved in the game. Dronseld consid ers the sport to be a relative of curling, but feels shufe board has far more strategy. I think shufeboard might even have more strategy than even chess, Dronseld said. Theres so much more to it than just pushing discs down a court. Dronseld has fashioned an impressive career in just three years of pushing bis cuits, also known as discs, from one end of a court to the other end using a tang, or stick. He has picked up count less wins, including Tour nament of Champions titles as an amateur and a pro. In addition, Dronseld has won state titles and, in May, a national championship in Lakeland. He also picked up a second-place nish at an other national event in North Carolina in September. Shufeboard was some thing I enjoyed doing from the rst time I ever tried it, Dronseld said. Ive been very fortunate to enjoy the success that I have, but it has always been something thats been fun to do. Its a lot of fun. Dronseld said he is look ing forward to the new sea son at the Leesburg Shuf eboard Club, which began Monday and runs until March. He expects to play in at least 45 state and dis trict tournaments as a pro. He also will continue to try and boost interest in the sport and work toward im proving the facilities for the Leesburg club. 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B4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Rob Audette: Former Marine, General Manager/Partner Bill Bryan Automotive Gr oupRob and the Bill Bryan Automotive Gr oup work with local veterans of fering a discount at the dealership and curr ently employ 22 veterans. They also work with the Local Hospice gr oups. We deliver mor e than the news to Lake and Sumter Counties. Being involved at work and outside our business is just another way wer e committed to our community A Halif ax Media Group Compan y Nobody deliverslike theDaily CommercialandSouth Lake Press. TIMBER!BY SAMUEL A. 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Crossword Puzzle Crossword puzzle answers are on page B9. her 6-foot-1 frame to her advantage, jumping high above the net while striking the ball with power not seen from many sophomores. Samedy had two kills during the Knights 6-0 run that gave them a 13-9 lead in the rst set before a kill from Kayle Garner end ed the run. East Ridge out scored Eustis 12-5 to nish the set. The Panthers trailed just 9-7 in the second set, but the Knights scored the next four points, capped off with another kill from Samedy. A 4-0 run from Eustis brought the Panthers within two at 15-13, but East Ridge rattled off seven straight points to take control of the set. Lack of communica tion. Pure lack of communi cation, Spilliard said. We have the skill, we have the talent all across the board, but when they dont talk they dont play. East Ridge never trailed in the second set and kept it that way in the third, jump ing out to a 6-0 lead be hind a kill from Trice, two kills from Samedy and a kill from Meghan Workman. Overall I think the ener gy was great, Cuebas said. Were trying to do some thing new and prepare the team for districts, so I think the energy was there. Samedy added another four kills in the third set, in cluding a couple aces. Garner nished with ve kills, seven assists, three blocks and ve digs for Eu stis. The Panthers also got ve kills, a block and three digs from Jessica Hamel. KNIGHTS FROM PAGE B1 He plans to attend college, although he hasnt chosen a school yet and would love to have the chance to play college football. Acevedo hasnt decided what he wants to study. Who wouldnt love the chance to play football in college? Acevedo said. I think football brings out the best in me and I cant imagine not being involved with the sport in some fashion. I dont know where Im going to school, but Id love to get on the eld on Saturday and hit somebody. Short, a sophomore, wants to become a marine biologist. She hopes to study at the University of Central Florida and earn a spot on the schools cheerleading team. She has an older sister at South Lake and accompanied her to UCF earlier this year on a visit to the campus. In addition to cheering on the sidelines at football games, Short is also a compet itive cheerleader, performing stunts and tumbles to music with an All-Star team. It offends me when people say cheer leaders arent athletes, Short said. What we do takes a lot of practice and it also takes a lot of skill. Competitive cheerlead ing is very different from what I do on Fri day nights. Not many people can do it. SLHS FROM PAGE B1 faster than the Knights Di ego Herreraalva, who n ished in 5:13.05. Timmy Crowley also had success with wins in the 50 free (23.59) and 100 breast (1:06.16). Lake Minneola record ed the three fastest times in the 100 breast, as Brandun Herbert (1:11.23) and Jus tin Harbour (1:13.82) came in second and third, respec tively. The boys also won the 200 medley relay (1:49.80), 200 free relay (1:41.60) and 400 free relay (3:31.98). It was a great meet, James said. We knew that it was going to be a tough meet. We came in and the kids swam with heart and gut and soul. It was senior night as well, so we real ly wanted to make sure our seniors went out on top. Were a great team. We hang together and were a closeknit group. Were getting ready for districts. Lake Minneolas girls team was paced by Faith Kelly, who won the 50 free (28.21) and 100 free (1:02.30) to help the Hawks defeat South Lake 98-62. Lake Minneola also post ed wins over the Eagles in the 200 medley relay (2:08.42), 200 free (2:06.37), 100 y (1:03.50), 100 breast (1:26.08) and the 400 free relay (4:11.55). I just think overall these guys have practiced real ly hard throughout the sea son, James said. Theyve stayed strong and they swim with a big heart and Im very, very proud of them. SWIM FROM PAGE B1 BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL East Ridge assistant coach Nick Wilker encourages one of his swimmers during Thursdays swim meet at the National Training Center in Clermont. When we played at The Big House ... our big struggle (was with Stephanie Samedy). We lost the first one and it was due to her a lot. Finally when everybody just kind of snapped out of it, it wasnt that she was hitting so hard, its just she gets up off the floor. Shes a giant. Eustis coach Teresa Spilliard

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