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Complet e Au to R epair We Ser vice All Mak es & Models We Fix FORD DIESELS Experience the Grifs Difference rf n tn bn f f n f f FA MIL Y OWNED & OPERA TED DA VID & MELAINE GRIFFIS, OWNERS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2014 WWW.SOUTHLAKEPRESS.COM 50 ALL BUSINESS ON THE TRACK: East Ridge High School sprinter Kaylin Whitney is one of the fastest in the country, See page B1 SOUTH LAKE HONORS DEMPS: Standount has number retired during game against Leesburg, See page B1 presort standard mail Clermont, FL Permit No. 280U.S. POSTAGE PAID Vol. 99 No. 43 2 sections INDEX CLASSIFIED ........................ B8 CROSSWORDS ................... B7 COMMUNITY ....................... B2 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 The 10th Annual Boo-Bash Halloween party is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at The Moose Lodge No. 6151 on U.S. Highway 27, in Clermont. The event is for young adults age 18 and older who are challenged physically and/or mentally. Email Rosie Biddle at The South Lake Native American Flute Circle meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Village in Clermont. Listen and learn to play with no prior experience. THURSDAY Clermont police and reghters invite the public to work out for breast cancer awareness from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday as they team up with Clermont Cross Train for a fundraiser, Work Out of the Day, to aid the American Cancer Society. Call the Clermont Police Department at 352394-5588 for details. SATURDAY SUNDAY 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 Residents, city and county of cials, and friends and family members of longtime Mayor Hal Turville got together Sunday af ternoon to pay him tribute. Thats because Turville, 67, a Cl ermont native who has served the city as an elected ofcial for 30 years, 16 as mayor, is retiring from his post next month after the next mayor is elected and seated. The real people that need to be thanked is yall, Turville told attendees, Thirty years is a long time. Its a long time to do any thing. Weve spent a lot of time to gether trying to take care of our community and protect our envi ronment. Its been an honor. Approximately 100 people were in attendance at the City Center in downtown Clermont and any one who wanted was invited to the microphone to talk about the mayor. From there, about a dozen people obliged, revealing secrets, telling stories and touting Turvi lles unwavering integrity, hones ty and passion for everything Cl ermont. There are many sailboats that sail by but Hal was a rudder. You always knew where he was go ing. He was going for Clermont, Councilman Keith Mullins said, telling a story about the mayor si lently restraining him when Mul lins was new to the council and getting agitated with a speaker. All of the sudden, there was the slightest touch on the side of my thigh and I knew I was getting out of control, said Mullins, who sat next to Turville. Hope Lamb, a former council member, said she knows of no body who has the passion for Cl ermont like Turville. Hes always been a mayor that spends his time helping others and never once asking anything for himself, she said. We need to appreciate the legacy he has built. We need to take care of Clermont; to watch out for it. Were losing a MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer Groveland police are offering a reward in the case of a 13-month-old child who was found dead from complications of blunt force trauma to the stomach earlier this year in his grandparents home. The reward in conjunction with Crimes toppers comes after the Department of Children and Families revealed it had closed its investigation into what has been ruled a ho micide of Carter Godwin without determining GROVELAND Police offer reward in toddlers death ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer A group of area seniors are asking the City of Clermont to provide them with a place to meet once their current facility hosted, funded and organized by Family Physicians Group shuts its doors on Oct. 31. The group is made up of about 70 seniors, some of whom spoke at a council meeting in Clermont last week. In 1987, Family Physicians Group was es tablished as a group of physicians dedicated to serving the elder population care in Clermont, senior center spokesman Arthur Thomas said. Since June 2013, the senior center of Clermont CLERMONT Seniors ask for a place of their own David Julia, left, and bassist Augie Bassman of the David Julia Blues Revue Band are shown. Kal Asare, originally from Ghana, demonstrates one of his djembes. PHOTOS BY LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE SOUTH LAKE PRESS The 2nd Annual Clermont Music Festival was held Saturday in the downtown area. Musicians from all over the area donated their talents for the day to the free event benetting the Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation. Above, Gina Mobley tunes up her Lost Lake Elementary School choir prior to Saturdays performance. Singing for a cause Saturdays 2nd Annual Clermont Music Festival benefits local cancer foundation SEE REWARD | A6 SEE SENIORS | A3 More than 100 turn out to applaud Clermont mayor at ceremony LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL Nancy Fullerton and Mayor Hal Turville speaking during the reception. Turville, 67, a Clermont native who has served the city as an elected ofcial for 30 years, is retiring next month. SEE MAYOR | A3


A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 22, 2014 GROVELAND Man found not guilty of trying to run over officers A Groveland motorist was found not guilty last Wednesday of trying to run over Clermont police ofcers but guilty of several other charges. Arthur Cornelius Howard, 33, will be sentenced at a later date on the charges he was convicted of in a Lake County courtroom, includ ing two counts of drug pos session, leaving the scene of a crash, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license. A felony eeing and eluding charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor conviction. The incident started at a Holiday Inn on U.S. Highway 27 in Clermont on Feb. 3, 2013. According to an arrest afdavit, Howard had three warrants out for his arrest when police said they spotted him entering the drivers side of a car parked under an over hang at the hotel. When ofcers approached Howard and one policeman attempted to block the sus pect from leaving, the vehicle reportedly ac celerated toward him and caused the ofcer to jump out the way. The vehicle then al legedly drove recklessly around the building and almost struck three other squad cars before it crashed. CLERMONT Moonlight needs help solving murder mystery The Moonlight Players will present their 4th Annual Murder by Moonlight mur der mystery walk beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The interactive mystery, written by local playwright, longtime director and current Moonlight President Tom Kline, will begin at the theater, located at 735 W. Minneola St., where the story is to be presented and the main characters introduced. Once the murder has occurred, the au dience is dispersed to downtown businesses to gather clues and question suspects with lead detectives Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Nancy Drew and Sam Spade there to offer tips and observations, based on their expertise. Due to adult humor and language, the show may not be appropriate for children or the easily offended, Kline said. Tickets are $10, and reservations are high ly recommended since the show has consis tently sold out in the past. For reservations or information, call 352319-1116 or visit CLERMONT Belk to offer free mammograms Belks Mobile Mammography Van will be in the parking lot of the Belk store in Clermont, at 270 Citrus Tower Blvd., from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 13, to offer free mammograms. According to Belk Manager Dana Escher, the van will stop at 232 stores through out Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. According to information about the pro gram, last year, which was the programs rst year, more than 4,500 mammograms were done and 14 cancer diagnoses were made, Escher said. The van will perform tests for 32 quali ed women who make reservations by call ing 1-855-655-2662. To qualify, women must be over the age of 40, have no known breast conditions, no other mammograms done within the past year and a physician to whom the results can be sent. TAVARES Lake schools drop benchmark tests Lake County Schools has suspended benchmark tests to students in grades 7 through 11 to give teachers more time to adapt to the new Florida Standards. I have heard students, teachers and par ents loud and clear, School Superintendent Dr. Susan Moxley said in a press release re cently. We are drowning in a sea of state-re quired assessments and anything this school district can do to reduce the burden needs to be done. Assessments are important in the class room because it is a way for teachers to see if the instruction is working and if the students are comprehending the materi al. Nonetheless, its important to maintain a balance between assessments as an in structional tool and teaching and learning. Teachers need time to teach and students need time to learn. District spokesman Chris Patton said it is the second time Lake County Schools have decreased the number of assessments they use to measure student academic growth in preparation for high-stakes state testing conducted in the spring. This past summer, the school district made a strategic decision to forgo mini-assessments as the state wres tled with major changes to its standards and state assessments. South Lake in Brief What south Lake residents are saying about ... EBOLA What do you think should be done to help prevent and/or minimize the spread of ebola? First off, we dont let people who are sick into North America. You take the caregivers over there. There is no earthly way to contain a bacteria or a virus. It is impossible. If an infected person is in a room and dies, the room cannot be cleaned well enough, the air cannot be ltered well enough. I think we are probably in trouble. MILES HENSLEY CLERMONT Quarantine and hand washing. I think peo ple need to be tested when they come into this country, with or without symptoms. If theyve over seas they need to be test ed, even if they were just visiting. APRIL CURRY INVERNESS To be able to test people as they come in from Afri ca, especially West Africa, and to know better when and where they are com ing. KOFIL ASARE HOUSTON 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 Because of the highly contagious nature of eb ola and the lack of a vac cine and the 70 per cent mortality rate, isolation and quarantine are our best tools. The borders and air travel from affect ed areas of Africa must be closed. Create an isolation island or town a quar antine mid-station. With open southern borders, when ebola hits Mexi co and Central Ameri ca youll truly be talking about a zombie apoca lypse. RONALD STONE GROVELAND TODAY S.A.F.E. House from the De partment of Elder Affairs will pres ent a free seminar on making your home safer for older family mem bers at 10 a.m. at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library in Howey-inthe-Hills. Registration is required by calling 352-324-0254. THURSDAY The South Lake Native Amer ican 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 experience. Call 352-989-6326 for information. RSVP for the 10th Annual Boo-Bash Halloween party, which will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday, for young adults age 18 and older who are challenged phys ically and/or mentally. The event features a costume contest, hot dogs, pizza and loads of fun. It wil be held 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. Anointed Community Ser vices offers computer classes to the community from 10-11 a.m. Tues days and Thursdays. The nonprof it organization assists veterans, the elderly, disadvantaged and disabled citizens in Lake County. The comput er lab is located at the groups of ce, 606 S. Main Ave. in Minneola. To register, call 352-404-7898. FRIDAY First United Methodist Church of Clermont and other local organizations are launching a com munity-wide event to raise aware ness about domestic violence in Lake County from 6 to 7 p.m. at Waterfront Park pavilion, with free food, testimonials and live music. For information, call Dawn Fryman at 352-394-2412 or email d.fry SATURDAY The Clermont Garden Club holds a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Garden Club Cen ter, 849 West Ave. in downtown Cl ermont. A huge assortment 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 is a silent auction and jewelry sale. Call 352398-5491 or go to www.dream Clermont police and reght ers invite the public to work out for breast cancer awareness from 3 to 5 p.m., as they team up with Cl ermont Cross Train for a fundrais er, Work Out of the Day, to aid the American Cancer Society. A $10 donation gets you into the workout alongside police and reghters. Call the Clermont Police Depart ment at 352-394-5588 for details. The Garden Theatre in Win ter Garden presents the Orlando Ballets Peter & the Wolf Saturday and Sunday, as part of the Garden Theatres 2014-15 live season. Per formances are Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $21 for students and seniors. Call the box ofce at 407-877-4736 or go to The South Lake Art League Members Fall Art Show opens with a reception and awards presenta tion at the Art Gallery, 776 W. Mon trose St. in Clermont from 5 to 7 p.m. Art is on display at Centenni al Bank, 1515 E. State Road 50. Public viewing hours are 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to noon Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Go to www.southlake for information. The show runs through Nov. 23. New Jacobs Chapel Mission ary Baptist Church will host a fall festival event for the community from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, 410 W. State Road 50 in Clermont, with cotton candy, hot dogs and games. Call 352-394-4720 for details. SUNDAY 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. TUESDAY Edible Landscapes will of fer advice on incorporating edi ble crops into your landscape. The seminar will be at 10 a.m. at the Marianne Beck Memorial Library in Howey-in-the-Hills To register, call 352-324-0254. OCT. 30 Windermere Union Church preschool will host 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 that day. For in formation on activities or vendor ta bles, call 407-909-0464 or email There will be a Signature Chefs Auction at the Mission Inn Re sort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills from 6 to 9:30 p.m. The event brings together the areas top chefs, of fering guests the opportunity to sip and sample their signature dishes and bid on unique auction items. The event raises funds to support the March of Dimes mission for stronger, healthier babies. For in formation, call 352-942-3780 or email OCT. 31 Hillside Community Church and the city of Minneola have part nered to provide a free Safe Night Out event from 6 to 9 p.m. at Minneola Trailhead Park. Games, food, beverages and costume con test will take place. 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. Cypress Ridge Elementary School will host the Annual Vocab ulary Hat Parade to celebrate the power of language. NOV. 1 The 8th annual Downtown Cl ermont Art Festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1-2. More than 50 art ists will participate in the juried event. There will also be food vendors, a KidZone, music and entertainment on the MainStage and a farmers market. Go to www.clermontdown for details. The Clermont Garden Club hosts Jackie Rolly, who will speak on the Oakland Nature Preserve: Before and After at this free educational event at 10 a.m., Clermont Garden Club building, 849 West Ave. in Cler mont. For information, go to www.Cl Annual Harvest Festival at New Life Presbyterian Church in Minneola at 4 p.m. with a chili cook-off, games and bluegrass mu sic by The Usual Suspects, 18237 E. Apshawa Road in Minneola. Call 352-241-8181 or go to www.newli for details. SOUTH LAKE COMMUNITY CALENDAR SUBMITTED PHOTO Clermont Toastmasters recently congratulated, from left, Donald Toldson (Best Table Topics), Alex Kelly (Most Improved), Thomas Spencer (Best Speaker) and club president Wendy Stone (Best Evaluator). Clermont Toastmasters meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 100 Minnehaha Ave., in Clermont. Go to or call 352-234-6495. TOASTMASTERS GREATS HOWARD


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A3 has been a part of their well ness goal for the Clermont community. In order to keep our over 55-plus seniors, including me, actively en gaged, our facility has been the unique difference in the community by offering an array of health, education al and social activities to our seniors. And I must add, its all free. We are all aware of the tremendous growth planned for Clermont and we are appealing to you be cause those plans must take into consideration our ag ing group population. As members of the senior club, we are independent, ener getic, determined, retirees, who have expressed the im portance and desire of hav ing a senior club. James Petrakis, who lives at Kings Ridge, asked why the city doesnt have a se nior center. Seniors are not ask ing too much, just a place where they can meet peo ple and talk to others their own age, Petrakis said. Somewhere where if you enter with a cane or in a wheelchair, nobody is gon na look at you funny. The city didnt have that many buildings 10 years ago, but thats not the case now, he told the board. For the rst time in my memory, we are space rich, Mayor Hal Turville said to the seniors. City Manager Darren Gray said though he had not heard of this specic club, he knew there was a need for recreational pro grams for all ages. Once I meet with them (seniors), we will have a better idea about what their needs are and what space would be the best t, Gray said in an email on Friday. Wh et he r a re si den t en jo ys th e fr ee do m of pe rs on al in dep en den ce or th e c om fo rt of fe el in g ca te re d to th e le ve ls of as si st ed ca re at Su pe ri or Res iden ces of Cler mo nt ar e ta il or ed to me et ea ch pe rs on s ne ed s an d pr ef er en ces. Ou r be au ti fu l, ho me li ke re si den ces o er al l th e co mf or t, ca re an d su pp or t of an as si st ed li vi ng fa ci li ty fo r th os e wh o re qu ir e he lp wi th ev er yd ay ta sk s, pl us sp ec ia l mo dica ti on s an d se rv ice s fo r ou r Al zh eim er s an d me mo ry ca re pa ti en ts. Come Sample the BESTSouth Lake Chamber of Commerce Ta ste of South Lake & Business Expo November 6th 5:00-8:30 pmWa terfront Park Clermont, FL Sample Signature Dishes & Products from Area Restaurants and Businesses Throughout South Lake CountyTi ckets are limited -$20 Advance,$25 at the Door Ti ckets Av ailable at the South Lake Chamber of Commerce r Phone: (352) 394-4191 or online at www Or at Seacoast National Bank f n tb Live Music by T Scott Tr opRockers DuoMore than 25 Area Restaurants sampling their Signature Dishes More than 35 Chamber Member Businesses will be showcasing their Products & Ser vices SENIORS FROM PAGE A1 lot of background, a lot information. We need to love Clermont like he (Turville) has done for so many years. Many past leaders like former may or and county commissioner Bob Pool, Bill Clay, Marilyn McLaughlin, Cuqui White head, Ann Dupee and Richard Schwartz spoke in honor of Turville. Clay, who grew up in Clermont with Turville, said, What Hal is, is the gem in the Gem of the Hills. Hes a real treasure. In the end, the mayor made a promise to all attendees and council members, cur rent and future. I want you to know that Im not moving away, he said. I will be around and if Im aware of something that needs to be talked about (at a city meeting), I will be there to aggravate the people on the council. Former councilwoman and retired edu cator Gail Ash and present councilman and local pastor Rick Van Wagner are vying for Turvilles seat. MAYOR FROM PAGE A1


A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 22, 2014 R ick Scott doesnt like Charlie Crist. Charlie Crist doesnt like Rick Scott. And, if opinion polls are correct, about half of Florida voters strong ly dislike Crist and the other half hold the same view of Scott. Political campaigns have always been about differences between can didates and between voters who support those candidates. But the level of disdain that Floridians have for Crist or Scott or perhaps both of them is alarming. In last months Quinnipiac Poll of likely Florida voters 49 percent had an unfavorable view of Crist; 48 per cent had same negative view of Scott. Worse than not liking the candi dates, near majorities of those polled said the Democratic and Republican nominees are dishonest and cant be trusted. Forty-nine percent said Crist is not honest and trustworthy; 51 per cent, a majority, said the same about Gov. Scott. The brutal television ads run by both campaigns have contributed to the negative approval ratings and dis trust. But lousy numbers have dogged Scott throughout his rst term. In 23 out of 24 polls from Quinnipiac Uni versity, a plurality of voters said they disapproved of how Scott was han dling his job as governor. Scotts performance should have provided a golden opportunity for Democrats to unseat an incumbent Florida governor for the rst time in 24 years. Yet the best the party could do is nominate Crist, a longtime Re publican turned independent turned Democrat, whose positions as a can didate often vary widely from those he expressed as an ofceholder. In other words, Crist and Scott car ry more baggage than the overhead storage bins of a crowded jumbo jet. Floridians arent the only ones tak ing note of the states political affairs. In an online column published yes terday in BloombergPolitics, Michael C. Bender labeled our states guber natorial campaign The Worst Race in America. Bender wrote: The Florida gover nors race is almost completely free of substance except that manufactured by consultants to be shoveled out over the airwaves. Instead, it has produced all the usual political virtues: ambition, van ity, money, shamelessness, the drive to claw your opponents eyes out. ... The debate Wednesday did, fortu nately for the 12 percent or so of vot ers who remain undecided, highlight differences between Crist and Scott on substantive issues. For instance, Crist supported the medical marijua na initiative, greater efforts to com bat climate change and legalization of gay marriage. Scott took opposite stances. But, from their bizarre dispute over the electric fan at the base of Crists lectern to their condescending use of each others rst names, the candi dates showed their disdain for each other. Likewise, when the election is over, the next governor will have earned the enmity of half the electorate hardly a sign of political leadership that is capable of overcoming Flori das divided populace. Halifax Media Group. C EMEX is back. Less than six months after withdrawing its re quest to develop a sprawling sand mine in south east Lake County, the massive cement products man ufacturer recently reled its application in hopes of winning county approval. CEMEX withdrew the application for the 1,196-acre mine in May over objections about possible trafc ef fects, noise and dust. Its likely that public opposition will be just as vehement this time around, given that the proposed mine is close to area farms and homes. CEMEX will press its case, of course, and its a strong case. The company produces material that is critical to the construction industry, and having a mine close to high-growth areas like south Lake and the western edge of Orlando is no doubt a good, strategic business proposition. But the case for the mine will be met by an equally strong case for Wellness Way, an ambi tious plan being devel oped by private sector interests and govern ment ofcials to create a themed community around tness and health. This self-contained com munity will feature 16,000 homes east of Clermont, but its planners also hope to attract high-quality medical and health-relat ed industries in hopes of creating enough well-pay ing jobs to sustain Well ness Ways residents. Think of it as The Vil lages for people interested in health and tness. A 1,200-acre mine, Wellness Way supporters say, will create an unsightly and intrusive scar in the midst of this upscale community. To be sure, Wellness Way is an ambitious undertaking. In the planning stages for several years, it is now sched uled to come before the Lake County Commission for nal approval in November. So its not a sure thing. CE MEX supporters have argued that the mine shouldnt be shelved in favor of a development that might never come to pass. They also argue that the two projects can co-exist. We disagree. While its true that Wellness Way is not a sure thing, its equally true that this area of Lake County is poised to explode with growth as a result of Wellness Way or just the inescapable westward onslaught of develop ment from Orlando. One way or another, massive de velopment is a certainty east of Clermont, barring an other real estate collapse. So the question is, is it wise to put out the welcome mat for a massive mining operation in an area that is so fertile for good growth? The answer is no. Mines are ideal for rural communities, where wide open spaces provide natural buffers from the noise, dust and trafc that accompany heavy industrial opera tions. The area of Lake County in question is wedged be tween two high-growth areas Orlando and Clermont that are poised to explode with growth. With a nod to CEMEX a major employer and tax payer that is important to the construction industry this is the wrong place for a large mine. YOUR EDITORIAL BOARD STEVE SKAGGS ....................................... PUBLISHER TOM MCNIFF .................................. EXECUTIVE EDITOR SCOTT CALLAHAN ................................. NEWS EDITOR WHITNEY WILLARD ........................... COPY DESK CHIEF GENE PACKWOOD ...................... EDITORIAL CARTOONIST O PINION WHATS YOUR OPINION? The SOUTH LAKE PRESS invites you to write letters to the editor expressing your original thoughts on topics of public interest. Letters should be no longer than 350 words. They must be original, signed with the full name of the writer, and include the writers address and telephone number for verication. We reserve the right to edit for length to make room for more letters. Letters also will be edited for grammar, clarity, taste and libel. We accept no more than two letters per month from the same writer. No open letters, form letters or copies of letters to third parties will be published. We do not publish unsigned letters. Submissions are not returned. We retain the right to archive and republish any material submitted for publication. You can submit your letters by: Email (preferred) to: By regular mail to: Letters to the Editor 732 W. Montrose St. Clermont, FL 34711 By fax to: 352-394-8001 EDITORIALS Editorials are the consensus opinion of the editorial board, not any individual. They are written by the editorial staff but are not signed. GUEST COLUMNS If you would like to submit a guest column on a local, state or national issue, email your submission to southlakepress@daily, or mail it to Letters to Editor, 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34711. Guest columns should be limited to 550 words in length. The writer also must submit a recent photograph to be published with the column, as well as a brief biographical sketch. OUR VIEW If you know of a veteran living in Lake, Sumter or Marion counties whose name should be added to the Lake County Veter ans Memorial, call 352-314-2100, or go to to www.lake vet CALLING ALL VETERANS S OUTH LAKE PRESS Your community newspaper for more than 100 years. 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34712-0868 352-394-2183 Fax: 352-394-8001 The South Lake Press is published weekly by Halifax Media Group at 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, Florida 34711. Standard mail postage (Permit #280) is paid at the United States Post Ofce, Clermont, FL 34711. The South Lake Press is mailed to subscribers and is also distributed at newsstand locations throughout the region. All material contained in this edition is property of Halifax Media Group, and is protected under the copy right laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. CEMEX mine should find a new home CEMEX withdrew its application for the 1,196-acre mine in May over objections about possible traffic effects, noise and dust. Its likely that public opposition will be just as vehement this time around, given that the proposed mine is close to area farms and homes. OTHER VIEWS Disdain for Scott, Crist hits new high Floridas recent history on energy consumption is a tale of two sides. On one side, through foresight and some luck on the part of Florida Pow er & Light and other electrical utili ties, Florida runs largely on natural gas. And because of the surge in do mestic production over the last de cade, natural gas is both plentiful and cheap while polluting less than oil or coal. All of this keeps Floridians power bills relatively low and their air relatively clean. On the other side, because of a growing population and rising de mand for air conditioning and oth er energy uses, Floridas fossil-fueled power plants burn a lot of natural gas, along with some oil and coal. All of these contribute to climate change which, many scientists say, is already damaging Floridas environment. Both sides will need to be balanced as the Public Service Commission, which regulates Floridas public util ities, reviews the states energy con servation goals for the next ve years. A decision on those goals, required by state law, is due Nov. 25. The balancing act wont be easy, but a solution may lie in changing the way the PSC calculates utilities rates. DISPUTED GOALS Its a crucial challenge, because the states major electrical utilities have asked the PSC to drastically reduce their current conservation goals. FPL which serves about half of Floridas electrical customers, includ ing those in Sarasota and Manatee counties now has a goal of con serving 229 gigawatt hours by 2019. It has asked that its target be dropped to just 4. (A gigawatt hour is equiva lent to 1 million kilowatt hours; a typ ical residential customer uses about 14,400 kilowatt hours per year, ac cording to the PSC.) Duke Energy wants its goal cut from 333 gigawatt hours to 21. Tampa Electric proposes a cut from 39 giga watt hours to 17. The utilities claim that the typical energy-saving measures such as rebates for customers who buy solar panels or more efcient air condition ers are not cost-effective, especially in light of the low cost of natural gas. They favor stricter building codes and appliance/manufacturing stan dards and utility-sponsored load management programs. FPL, in fact, says these demand-side manage ment programs will save more ener gy than the mandated goals will, and at less cost to consumers. The implementation of such ini tiatives should be part of the calcula tions involving conservation. Yet environmental activists are out raged by the utilities requests. They contend that: The utilities should be conserv ing more energy, not less. The Natu ral Resources Defense Council points out that, in 2012, Floridas energy sav ings were only 0.27 percent of the utilities retail sales, compared with a national average of 0.58 and around 2 percent in Vermont and other states. Other Florida utilities, they say, are no exception: The NRDC notes that Gulf Power, with 430,000 customers in northwest Florida, increased its energy savings from 0.07 percent in 2010 to 0.9 percent by 2013. Energy efciency is the cheap est way for Florida to meet its ener gy needs. When you reduce the need for electricity, you reduce the need for more fuel and new power plants. Even when subsidized, the cost of energy efciency amounts to 2 to 3 cents a kilowatt hour, compared with 6 to 7 cents a kilowatt hour for new natural gas generation, the U.S. De partment of Energy reported. Fossil-fuel emissions from pow er plants and other sources contrib ute to climate change to which Florida is especially vulnerable. The Nation al Climate Assessment, released last spring, named Miami as one of the cities most vulnerable to rising sea levels caused by climate change. These and other issues aside, there is or should be a consensus in favor of conserving energy. A big part of the problem dividing the utilities and activists is the way the PSC calculates utility rates. Es sentially, the utilities ability to recov er both capital and operating costs is tied directly to how much energy they sell. Sixteen other states use a policy called decoupling by which regula tors ensure that utilities receive a fair return on their investments even if they incorporate efciencies that re duce their sales. ASK THE LEGISLATURE There isnt time between now and Nov. 25 for the PSC to change they way it regulates utilities. Instead, the PSC should maintain the current conservation goals and seek guid ance from the Legislature in revising its rate-making policy. Both the utili ties and the activists stands on con servation should be thoroughly ex amined. Floridians will continue to pay their electricity bills, however the rates are set. But a policy that reduc es the burning of fossil fuels that con tribute to climate change, while en suring that utilities earn a fair return on their investments, strikes a bal ance that Florida can live with. Halifax Media Group. Conservation calculations: How can Florida save energy and keep costs low?


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Lillie Mae Garner Lillie Mae Garner, 92, of Altoona, died Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Inc., Apopka. Robert W. Hahn Robert W. Hahn, 93, of Leesburg, FL died Satur day, October 18, 2014. Bey ers Funeral Home and Cre matory, Leesburg, FL. Burton Worth Hammond Burton Worth Ham mond, 96, of The Villages, died Thursday, October 16, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory, Leesburg. Evelyn Harris Evelyn Harris, 73, of Umatilla, died Sunday, Oc tober 12, 2014. Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Inc. Apopka. Samuel Clifford Hunt Jr. Samuel Clifford Hunt Jr., 84, Sorrento died Oct. 16, 2014. Arrangements by Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors, Eustis. Dale I. Lance Sr. Dale I. Lance, Sr., 96, of Odessa, died Wednesday, Oc tober 15, 2014. Page-Theus Funeral Home and Crema tion Services, Leesburg. Brady Livingston Brady Livingston, 77, of Okahumpka, died Monday, October 13, 2014. Postells Mortuary, Orlando. 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I am asking for your vote on November 4th so we can continue to improve our quality of life which includes protecting our natural resour ces and unique Lake County character promoting job creation, and assuring that your tax dollars are used efficiently FOUGHT AGAINST PROPER TY TA X INCREASES: County ser vices can be funded without increasing your tax burden OPPOSED LAKE COUNTYS NEW TRASH PROGRAM BECAUSE IT REDUCES SERVICE AND CREA TES HIGHER COLLECTION COSTS: Leslie sought alternatives to save money and prevent a reduction in ser vice. AT TRACTED NEW JOBS TO LAKE COUNTY : Over 4500 new private sector jobs created (including light manufacturing) by targeting industries that are a good fit in Lake County SOUGHT COMMON SENSE SOLUTIONS: Leslie assured that public lands that had been closed to the public were opened to County residents by eliminating expensive, non-essential capital improvements that were holding up the public s access to these properties (see www for more examples). 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Wednesday, October 22, 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 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. 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Carrie Oliver Wright Carrie Oliver Wright, 73, of Eustis, died Sunday, Oc tober 12, 2014. Hayes Broth ers Funeral Home, Eustis. Rosa A. Wright Rosa A. Wright, 65, of Winter Park, died Sunday, October 12, 2014. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home. Al tamonte Springs. DEATHS FROM PAGE A8 AUSTIN FULLER | Staff Writer When the real estate bubble burst nationwide in 2006, the con struction industry was one of the rst to feel the effects, and it has been one of the last industries to rebound eight years later. But real estate watchers say new home construction appears to be coming back strong this year, and the evidence is in the myriad sub divisions some of which sat idle for years that are sprouting fresh homes in recent months. And its not just in high-growth areas like Clermont, which is en joying a boom of sorts because of its proximity to Orlando. The 44-site second phase of the Etowah subdivision in Tavares is in its nal stages of development, accord ing to a spokesperson for KB Home. We see many positive signs in the Lake County market, including an nual new home starts that are up sig nicantly since when they bottomed in 2011, KB Home spokeswoman Cara Kane wrote in an email. KB Home also has the Overlook at Vista Grande subdivision in Cl ermont. Lake County Property Appraiser Carey Baker said most new home construction is taking place in ex isting subdivisions. The housing market appears to be continuing to grow. Last year, of course, we had lots of good signs, including not only home sales, but also homestead exemptions that we track increased, Baker said. He said when homestead exemp tions increase that means actual homeowners are buying homes in stead of real estate investors. The Clermont, Groveland and Minneola areas still lead the county in new construction, Baker said, but subdivisions are expanding in the Ta vares, Mount Dora and Eustis areas. New home construction on the rise in Lake County


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For those reasons, the South Lake All-Sports Booster Club re cently named Dimmitt and Sum mers as its student-athletes of the week. Dimmitt, a junior, said he cant remember a time when he didnt en joy swimming. He grew up with a pool in his back yard and has been swimming for the Eagles for the past three years. He specializes in the 100-meter buttery and 500 freestyle. Dim mitt said he has recorded per sonal-best times of 1:07 in the butter y and 6:58 in the 500 freestyle. I think I can get my 100-y time down to about one minute even be fore Im done and my 500-freestyle time to about 6:30, Dimmitt said. I consider myself a long-distance swimmer, so I think I can improve more in the 500. To me, both events can seem like long-distance races be cause the buttery is so physical ly intensive. Summers, a senior, said her best events are the 100 buttery and 200 individual medley. The 200 IM is broken into four 50-me ter legs consisting of the buttery, Swimmers named SLHS top student-athletes DIMMITT SUMMERS FRANK JOLLEY | SPORTS EDITOR Even when he probably could be excused for walking around with a frown on his face, Jeff Demps was all smiles. Thats because the former South Lake High School multi-sport stand out sees the big picture and knows how fortunate he really is. Demps was at his high school alma mater on Friday to witness the retire ment of his football and track jerseys during a ceremony at halftime of the Eagles game against Class 6A-District 10 rival Leesburg. For Demps, who went on to play football and win a national cham pionship at the University of Flori da, as well as win a silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as a member of Team USAs 4x100 re lay team, the ceremony gave him the chance to renew old friendships. Not even the news that he had been re leased earlier in the week by the Tam pa Bay Buccaneers could put a damp er on his evening. I have no reason to feel bad, Demps said. Ive been blessed with the opportunity to do so many things in my life. I have won state champi onships in track and represented my country in the Olympics. I also got to play for one of the top college football programs in the country and won a national championship. And to top it off, I got to live out a dream by playing in the National Football League. And Im only 24. I have lots of time to do a lot more. Demps spent much of Thursday and Friday at South Lake. Once word spread that he was in town, longtime friends turned out to welcome him back, and some changed their work schedules and made last-minute ight reservations to be at the school for Fridays ceremony. While at South Lake, Demps spoke to various student-athletes and gave a pregame pep talk to the football team before it took the eld against the Yel low Jackets and grabbed a 24-21 victo ry. The win earned South Lake its rst playoff berth in more than a decade. He told our players about the im portance of hard work and how it pays off, said South Lake football coach Mark Woolum. We were honored to have him in the locker room before the game and that he took the time to speak to our kids on such a big night for him. He spoke about how excited he was for the success our program is having now. As Demps jerseys were being re tired, former South Lake Principal David Bordenkircher told fans about Demps days as a student. Borden kircher, who was the schools princi pal while was Demps was a student, was invited to take part in the cere mony by current principal Rob Mc Cue. Bordenkicher spoke about what Demps Day Honored for his athletic feats at South Lake, star athlete gives thanks PAUL BARNEY | Staff Writer Kaylin Whitney likes to do what every 16-year-old girl does. Hang out with friends, go to the movies just doing what normal teen agers do. But when it comes time to get on the track, shes all business. And Whitney takes care of business. Just a junior at East Ridge, Whitney has already established herself as one of the fastest high school sprinters in the country. Shes set state records, na tional records and has even won a gold medal. In ve years coaching track, Knights coach An gela House said Whitney ranks at the top among all the kids shes dealt with. Shes a terric kid and a humble kid, House said. She loves her team, she always puts her team be fore herself. Its just amaz ing to be in the same atmo sphere of someone of such a great talent as Kaylin. Kaylin Whitney is all business on the track PHOTO COURTESY OF IAAF East Ridge High School track standout Kaylin Whitney celebrates after winning the 200-meter dash at the World Junior Championships in July at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. ROBYN NELSON / SUBMITTED PHOTO Former South Lake High School football and track standout Jeff Demps talks during Fridays jersey retirement ceremony at halftime of the Eagles game against Leesburg in Groveland. FRANK JOLLEY | SPORTS EDITOR PJ Foster is playing for pay. The former Leesburg High School standout signed a deal recently to play professional basketball for the Hali fax Rainmen in the National Basketball League of Canada. I called his college coach to ask about Foster and the two words he said about him were, not human, said An dre Levingston, owner of the Rainmen. The kid hit 155 (3-pointers) in a college season. Thats at out shooting. If opponents fall asleep on him, he will make them pay. Prior to signing with the Rainmen, Foster had tryouts with the Orlando Magic and Phoenix Suns in the NBA. Foster played collegiately at Limestone College in Gaff ney, S.C. A shooting guard with the Saints, he exploded onto the national scene during his senior season, when he led the nation in 3-point shots made and attempted. Ex-LHS standout Foster signs pro contract in Canada PHOTO COURTESY OF LIMESTONE COLLEGE Former Leesburg High School basketball standout PJ Foster looks for a shot last season for Limestone College. Foster recently signed a professional contract in Canada. SEE WHITNEY | B3 SEE SLHS | B6 SEE FOSTER | B3 (Jeff Demps) told our players about the importance of hard work and how it pays off. We were honored to have him in the locker room before the game and that he took the time to speak to our kids on such a big night for him. He spoke about how excited he was for the success our program is having now. Mark Woolum, South Lake football coach SEE DEMPS | B6 FOOTBALL South Lake holds back Leesburg, remains undefeated Trace McEwen grabbed a 54-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Guidetti midway through the fourth quarter Friday and the South Lake Eagles de fense made a pair of critical stops in the closing minutes to secure a 24-21 win over Leesburg at Eagles Stadium. With the win, South Lake improved to 7-0 for the rst time since 1996 and remained unbeaten in district play at 2-0. Coupled with Orlando Edgewaters 26-19 win in double overtime against Lake Minneola, the Eagles locked up a playoff berth. South Lake and Orlando Edgewater will meet on Oct. 30 in Orlando to determine the district champion. Leesburg (3-5) dropped its fth-straight game and was eliminated from postseason competition. South Lake led throughout, but the Yellow Jackets closed the gap to 17-14 with 10 minutes to play on a scoring pass from quarterback Wyatt Rector to Quen tin Peeples to close the gap to 17-14 with 10 minutes, 13 seconds to play. South Lake responded with a big drive capped off by a strike from Guidetti to McEwen, who raced in for the game-winning score with 6:14 to play. South Lake hosts Mount Dora on Friday for Home coming, while Leesburg has a bye week. VOLLEYBALL East Ridge tops Lake Minneola in 4 games Down a set and trailing 21-12 in the second set, East Ridge coach Mayra Cuebas called a much-needed timeout. I told them, Look, lets get back in the game. If we win we start over, Cuebas said. Thats exactly what happened. The Knights rallied to win the set and take back the momentum, nishing off the Hawks in four, 25-20, 2826, 25-18 and 25-17 on Tuesday night. Stephanie Samedy had 24 kills while Amanda Trice added 13 for East Ridge (17-6), which avenged a 3-1 loss to the Hawks earlier in the season.


B2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, October 22, 2014 GROVELAND NEWS Hardees restaurant cel ebrated its grand opening August 19. Mayor Ozell Har dy said, Its a great day for Groveland. Grovelands 20-year vet eran Police Chief Thomas R. Merrill was the South Lake Press Citizen of the Month for August. Jim Gant was the new principal at Groveland Ele mentary School and Dennis Reid was Minneola Elemen tary Schools new principal. CHANGES IN SOUTH LAKE LAND USES What used to be the Libby Citrus headquar ters on Libby Road, west of U.S. Highway 27, will be the new sales site of Tripp Equipment Company, for merly of Orlando. Coun ty commissioners rezoned the 2.57-acres from Agri cultural to Heavy Indus trial or Planned Industrial. The parcel is part of 250plus acres owned by Tripp. An estimated 20 to 25 peo ple will be employed. Cler brook Vacation Resort ad joins the Tripp site. Eight acres were rezoned for petitioner Robert Sei dle from rural residential to planned commercial, with conditions, The site is approximately two miles south of State Road 50 on the west side of U.S. High way 27. Staff and Property and Zoning recommended denial. The County com missioners felt commercial growth is going in that gen eral direction. WATER RESTRICTIONS Mandatory water restric tions were placed on land in the St. Johns River Water Management District juris diction. Since February of 1989 the district has expe rienced a cumulative rain fall decit of approximately 7.3 inches. Individuals with odd numbered addresses were permitted to water on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday while residents with even numbered ad dresses or no addresses were permitted to water on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. No lawn water ing was allowed on Friday. Hours permitted were be tween 4 and 8 a.m. PRESS INTERNS It was my pleasure, as ed itor/co-owner of the South Lake Press, to hire young people part-time that were communications majors in college. In 1989 we had Rachel Lantz, daughter of Mrs. George Bolton Jr. and a sophomore at Wake Forrest, and Beth Jehreis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Jahreis, a sophomore at University of Miami. The girls were particularly cute one day when they walked in wearing the same dress es, both purchased in the Orlando area. Past interns were Kim Rester (Sams) and the late Karen Konsler. Clermont Elementary School welcomed 10 new teachers: Christine David son, Leu Anne Copeland, Georgette Miller, Laura Cavender, Diane Bell, Gayle Farnsworth, Sandra Divine, Maude White, Elizabeth Larkin and Kathy Sanders. New at Clermont High School at the same time were Earle Williams, Judy Borders, Gary Trotter, Des mond Duncan Jr., and Jim Dandridge, assistant prin cipal. SENATOR LANGLEY SAYS DEMOCRATS IN TALLY SCUTTLE LEGISLATION Speaking at the Cler mont Kiwanis Club, State Senator Richard Langley blamed the recent legisla tive problems in Tallahas see on the Democrat-con trolled House. A number of very important pieces of legislation passed the Sen ate, only to die in House committees. The senator feels the Democrats are do ing everything they can to scuttle Governor Bob Mar tinez programs in an effort to prevent his re-election. (He was not re-elected.) AROUND THE COMMUNI T Y HOMETOWN: Clermont OCCUPATION: Financial ad visor FAMILY: Married, with two kids and two dogs What do you enjoy most about south Lake County? I love that south Lake is a com munity focused on health and t ness in a wide array of sports and activities. 1) If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sen tence, what would it be? Focus on the goals ahead and not on those blocking your way. 2) Name a person or incident youve come across recently thats touched you in some way. Why did this person or incident impress you so much? The story of Malala Yousafzai and her determination to press for the right of all children to receive an education. 3) How does what you do contrib ute to the welfare of the area? As a nancial advisor, I help fam ilies and individuals to maximize their opportunities and time, help ing them to focus their attention on the passions they enjoy. 4) Name one of your greatest ac complishments so far. Marrying my wife Jennifer, of 18 years now, and having our wonder ful kids, Tyler and Lucas. FROM THE FILES | 25 YEARS AGO 1989 Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet Your NEIGHBOR AARON DRONE ANN DUPEE REMEMBER WHEN SUBMITTED PHOTO At center, Liz Martinez, member of Sisters of Sound and the Clermont Womans Club, Kristin Gunasekera, president of Sisters of Sound, Sylvia Barto, president of Clermont Womans Club and Ann Dupee, member of Clermont Womans Club, are surrounded by Sisters of Sound, an a cappella group as the Womans Club presented the group with a check contributing to funds for a trip to Louisville, Ky., where the singers will compete in the International Convention and Contest Nov. 12-16. SISTERS OF SOUND HEAD TO LOUISVILLE SUBMITTED PHOTO Members of Beta Theta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, from left, Terry Moherek, Beta Theta president; Venessa Rivera, Ronald McDonald House representative; Michelle Delaney, Beta Theta Mardi Gras event coordinator; and Sandie Stacy, Beta Theta vice president, recently delivered needed items to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Florida, along with a cash donation raised through the groups annual Mardi Gras celebration. The 11th annual Mardi Gras celebration will be held on March 7. Beta Theta awards a scholarship to a senior at all three local high schools and contributes to many organizations serving the local community from the event. For information, call Michelle Delaney at 407-230-7206 for information. BETA THETA CHAPTER EPSILON SIGMA ALPHA PAYS IT FORWARD SUBMITTED PHOTO Alan Garcia, president of the Kiwanis Club of Clermont, presents Deanna Chapman, guest speaker at a recent meeting and chairperson of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Lake County, with a club pin. Chapman spoke about the current marketing strategies used by tobacco companies to target teenagers and discussed the programs initiated by Tobacco Free Florida, which focuses on prevention, cessation of smoking and the dangers of second-hand smoke. Deanna said that tobacco advertising is targeting teens by packaging products to resemble candy items in shape, color, smell and taste. For information, call the Department of Health in Lake County Tobacco Program at 352-357 1668, ext. 2. DANGERS OF TOBACCO DISCUSSED AT KIWANIS MEETING SUBMITTED PHOTO Cypress Ridge Elementary Terric Kids are: Dylan Abbott, Connor Bluemke, Emma DiGennaro, Jordan Limpus, Ian Scott, Ashley Conklin, Madison Carr, Owen Himschoot, Brayden Tefft, Masseni Diakite, Connor McClain, Kody Sevidal, Garcelle Williams, Evan Jessee, Stephen Bennett, Carly Pineda, Alyssa Collins, Brendan Oxford, Kennedy Kelly, Willow Parks, Ethan Loden, Max Kempany, Logan Tefft, Brooke Buchanan, Jackson Saelg, Braden White, Kymber Black, Annabelle Neijenhuis, Brayden Couture, Brianna Cosentine, Katon Schmidt, Aidan Siers and Emma Patrick. Dave Meyers, assistant principal; Regina Cruz, Kiwanian; and Dale Delpit, principal, are also shown. CYPRESS RIDGE ELEMENTARY TERRIFIC KIDS CEREMONY ON OCT. 7 SUBMITTED PHOTO The Clermont Womans Club awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Janet Gomez from South Lake High School in Clermont recently. Club members Joyce Braddock and Carol Spaldi presented the awards. WOMANS CLUB AWARDS GOMEZ WITH SCHOLARSHIP


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Whitney has become a star in both the 100 and 200 meters. Last May she won state titles in both events. Whitney ran the 100 meters in 11.48 seconds, edging out Krystal Sparling from St. Thomas Aquinas by just .16 seconds. She won the 200 meters in 23.69 seconds, beating out Diamond Spalding of St. Thomas Aquinas by .40 seconds. Two months later, Whit ney won a gold medal in the 200-meter dash at the IAAF World Junior (under-20) Championships in Eugene, Ore. Her time of 22.82 beat out Swedish racer Irene Ekelunds time of 22.93. Whitney also won a second gold as the anchor on the U.S. 4x100 relay team that clocked in at 43.46 rank ing eighth on the all-time world juniors list. It was amazing. It was the best experience Ive ever had in my life, said Whitney, who is also coached by for mer U.S. Olympian Dennis Mitchell. It makes me want to run track even more. House knew Whitney was special when she rst ar rived at East Ridge. I coach basketball also, so when she rst came I had her conditioning with basketball and we had been doing plyo metric boxes, House said. To see her jump on top of it with so much ease I was like, Oh my gosh. The rst time I saw her run in high school was amazing. And while she helps House with the basketball team, Whitney said track is the only sport for her. After all, its worked out. It started her freshman year, when Whitney won Class 3A state champion ships in the 100 and 200 before doing the same as a sophomore in Class 4A. Pri or to the IAAF World Junior Championships, Whitney set state and national high school records in the 100 and 200 at the USA Track and Field Junior Outdoor Championships in Eugene. Her time of 11.10 in the 100-meter dash surpassed that of Angela Williams of Chino, Calif., who ran it in 11.11 in 1998. The previ ous state high school record was 11.13, which was set by Jacksonville Ribaults Chan dra Cheeseborough at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1976. Whitney also broke the World Youth and Florida high school record in the 200 with a time of 22.49. The pre vious record was 22.77 set by Cheeseborough in 1975. Whitneys long-term goal, like any athlete, is to make the highest level. For me that would be the Olympics, she said. A career in track and eld would be great, so well see where the future takes me. WHITNEY FROM PAGE B1 In two years at Lime stone, Foster sank 235 triples. He helped Lime stone to back-to-back NCAA tournament ap pearances, a Conference Carolinas regular-sea son title as a junior and a tournament champi onship to go along with a 21-9 record as a senior. Foster was All-Confer FOSTER FROM PAGE B1 ence rst team and was the league tournament MVP. He led the Saints in scoring in 2013-14 and averaged 19.7 points per game while shoot ing 44 percent from the eld. He has worked so hard on his game, and no one is more deserving of this awe some opportunity, Lime stone coach Brandon Scott said. He was such an easy player to coach as he was always willing to do what ever we asked him to do for the team. That is a very rare quality to have for such a talented player. Foster began his college career at Brevard Com munity College in Mel bourne in 2009 and scored 20 points in his rst game. He went on to average 9.8 points per game and drain 39 3-pointers in his only season at BCC. Foster transferred to Pas co-Hernando College in New Port Richey and raised his scoring average to 15.3 points per game, with a ca reer high of 37 points. Foster wound up at Lime stone, where he was reunit ed with Scott, head coach at Leesburg from 2004-06.


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