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For miles heading eastward through Winter Springs, bustling State Road 434 takes dead aim to ward the forest in northeast Sem inole County. But, like a game of chicken, it veers south at the last second, just as the tarmac seems destined to cut through a wall of trees. Tiny DeLeon Street hides just beyond that curve, meander ing northward into the swampy forest and patchwork of farms that helped give rise to Seminole Countys motto Floridas Natu ral Choice. The occasional roar ing pickup passes by here, but the most activity comes from the wildlife rustling in the brush and trees along the roads. For nearly a decade the prec edent had been set to keep it that way. But on Aug. 27 the Semi nole County Commission voted to change the rural boundary designation for only the second time in the countys history to bring a 4.5-acre piece of land into an incoming subdivision devel opment a decision that local residents fear will make way for more changes to the rural bound ary and future development on rural land. Commissioners removed the piece of land sitting at the cor ner of DeLeon Street and Florida Avenue from the rural area by a vote of 3-2, with Commissioners Carlton Henley and Lee Con stantine voting against the item. But before the vote, residents spoke out in defense of the ru ral boundary and the purpose it serves. I voted in 2004 with the ma jority for the rural boundary, said Black Hammock resident Angie Williams. There was a purpose for that: to keep it rural. We are a diamond in the middle of rural Seminole County. If ev eryone keeps chipping and chip ping at that diamond, theres not going to be anything left. Theres something very special about this place and we need to keep it special. Since the 2004 vote that im plemented it, the rural bound ary line has been amended only once: a settlement in 2006 after Seminole County sued the city of Winter Springs for unlawfully approving the annexation of land in the rural boundary for a devel opment. The 4.5-acre parcel removed from the rural boundary last ed at Tuesdays Seminole County Board of Commissioners meeting residents about the safety of driv ers along State Road 46 project ing that the number of car acci dents along the road will double by 2020 if action isnt taken. The Florida Department of Transportation called for the safety study last year after a State Road 46 widening project re ceived push back from local resi dents, fearing the constructions effect on the rural character of the area and local businesses. The safety study, conducted by transportation research company Kittelson and Associates Inc., fo cused on a section of State Road 46 going from the County Road 426 intersection to the other side of the bridge at St. Johns River to the northwest. Researchers found that the piece of road sees about 20 acci dents each year, but that number is expected to more than double to 44 crashes by 2020. We want to make sure that the road is safe and we want to make sure that were spending the citi zens money most effectively, said Seminole County Commis sioner Bob Dallari, whos spoken out in opposition of widening the road. The study showed that there have been 104 reported crashes between 2007 and 2011 along the 7.4-mile strip of two-lane rural highway, with 31 of them causing injuries and three of them result ing in deaths. Some of the most common ar eas for accidents include the strip between Richmond Avenue and the St. Johns River Bridge, along with the intersection of State Road 46 and County Road 426. Both lo cations have 25 reported crashes. The researchers attributed these collisions to careless driv PHOTO BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE Residents beyond the rural boundary fear that a new law change could set a precedent that allows developers to begin building in untouched areas. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE A study shows that by 2020, State Road 46 in Geneva could see trafc crashes in the area more than double if preemptive safety measures arent taken. Developer wins, gets go-ahead in rural area Crashes could double on S.R. 46 Seminole County Commissioners vote to change rural boundary line Seminole County Commissioners discuss how to make State Road 46 safer TIM FREED The Voice TIM FREED The Voice Please see BOUNDARY on page 2 Please see CRASHES on page 2 Oviedo once again had an un opposed election for its mayor and its longest-serving councilman Aug. 30, after election qualifying ended without a challenger. For both Mayor Dominic Pers ampiere and Councilman Steve Henken this is the second straight election that theyve run unop posed, automatically retaining their seats. For Persampiere, this is the third time hes been unopposed in Oviedo. Councilman Keith Britton was also elected unopposed in 2012. For Persampiere, who is the second-longest-serving elected of tainty of another election is over. Its always nice to know, he said after qualifying ended. Im certainly humbled to be re-elected and serve as the mayor of Oviedo. Its a great honor to serve in that capacity and role for our city. Henken, if he serves out his en tire coming term, will tie former City Councilman Tom OHanlon as the longest serving councilman in the citys history. Im very happy that Steve was also re-elected, Persampiere said. work very well together. In the city an incumbent coun cil member hasnt been unseated since 2006, when Britton defeated Councilwoman Regina Bereswill. No one steps up to ght mayor ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice

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Page 2 | Sept. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY SEPT. 7, 1776, During the Revolutionary War, the 8-foot-long American submersible craft Turtle attempts A DANCE & CONCERT TO BENEFITPERFORMING ARTS OF MAITLANDVENUE ON THE LAKE THE MAITLAND CIVIC CENTER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013$20 in Advance $25 at the Door VIP RESERVED SEATING $35Cash Bar Auction FEATURINGThe Maitland Stage Band The Legendary Miss Jacqueline Jones Nannette Sweet Mark Arnott Ballroom Dance & MusicLight Hor doeuvres ZaZa New Cuban Diner 37TH Annual Maitland Rotary Art FestivalOctober 4-6, 2013Around Beautiful Lake Lily in Maitland www.maitlandrotaryartfestival.comFestival Hours: Friday 6 pm 10 pm, Saturday 10 am 10 pm, Sunday 10 am 5 pm ART the STARSUNDER CRASHES | W idening 46 still an option BOUNDARY | Land will now house retention pond, playground ing and speeding, something that too often. I hear a lot of brakes locking up out here, said Liz Crowthers, president of Focal Point Land scape Nursery and Supplies, which sits at the State Road 46 and County Road 426 intersec tion. At peak rush hour it does get kind of crazy right here at this intersection, because I dont think people are paying attention to whos turning and whos doing what. Some of the improvements suggested by Kittelson and As sociates Inc. include rumble strips along the outside of the road and more warnings signs and street lightning at the busy intersection. But the study also suggested widening the road near the inter section, an option that locals con tinue to strongly oppose. It would affect us horribly; none of us could afford to lose any kind of business right now to con struction, Crowthers said. A lot of us depend on the dont have our regulars coming in the door. Dallari opposed the idea of widening a section of the road, believing that it would cause bottlenecking and introduce more problems. To widen the road at this time I dont think makes sense from the information Ive seen, Dallari said. Dallari said the Commission will gather public input on the project at another meeting set for As long as people are coming down 46, something is going to have to be done, Crowthers said. week will be developed into a re tention pond and a playground, part of 95-home subdivision that incorporates land from both Win ter Springs and Oviedo. Dwight Saathoff, a representa tive of the subdivisions develop ers, American Land Investments of Central Florida, LLC, assured that the piece of land was small enough that it wouldnt impact the rural area or its residents. That parcel is not really re markable, Saathoff said. Its not adjacent to a homestead, so some one who lives in the rural area whos enjoying a rural lifestyle is not going to be directly impacted by this. But like many residents who spoke at the meeting, Commis sioner Henley expressed concern that changing the rural boundary line once more would set a prece dent for other developers looking to develop in the rural area. It seems to me that if we ap prove this then we weaken our position, because the more you do something the easier it becomes, Henley said. Im afraid we are all watching the beginning of the demise of the rural area, and I hope thats not true. Both Commissioners and resi dents raised the question of why the land needed to be removed from the rural boundary to build a retention pond a right equally available to land owners in the ru ral area. County Attorney Bryant Ap plegate reasoned that the devel opers would build a retention pond on their land either way, and that removing the rural boundary designation would be the prefer able option because it would keep the development from diluting the rural area. It was determined that the best way to protect the integrity of the rural area was to assure that this development was considered as a whole, and not pieced out, Applegate said. I think its a credible agreement to protect the rural area. Commissioners Bob Dallari, John Horan and Brenda Carey voted in favor of the ordinance to change the rural boundary on those grounds. Moments before the Commis sion called for a vote, Henely fore saw that many developers would be back with hopes to develop be yond the invisible line that Com missioners designated almost a decade ago. Regardless of what happens today, this is not the end of it, Henley said. Annexation of the 4.5-acre par cel into the city of Winter Springs will go before the City Commis sion for a second public hearing later this month. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Shops along State Road 46 fear changes to the road will be bad for business. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE The Seminole County Commissions vote to redesignate a portion of the rural boundary is the rst change to its parameters since a lawsuit in 2006.

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Seminole Voice | Sept. 6, 2013 | Page 3 IN T ERES T S THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY SEPT. 6, 1915, LOCAL NEWS. BIG IMPACT. Subscribe now to keep up with the latest news unfolding in your community. Visit SeminoleVoice.com/Subscribe or call 407.563.7013 to order today!Get one year (52 issues) of the Seminole Voice for only $30 Plus, as a thank you for subscribing, youll receive a complimentary copy of the 2014 Seminole Voice Calendar in your December 6 issue! Bonus Offer Subscribe or renew before November 15 and youll get three more months of the Seminole Voice at no additional charge! A SPECIAL OFFER FOR NEW AND RETURNING SUBSCRIBERS 875 Clark Street,Suite A Oviedo, FL 32765 www.OviedoVision.com 407.366.7655 Fashion Frames Custom Contact Fittings Eye Exams for All Ages Designer & Rx Sunglasses Treatment of Red Eyes In-House Optical Lab Surgery Co-Management Dr. Gary D. McDonald and Dr. Jason R. Wallace Optometric PhysiciansTime for your health eye exam! For most, 4 a.m. is an unfamil iar hour, a time still spent slum bered between sheets encom passed by the darkness of closed eyelids. For Desiree Funchess, its a whirlwind hour of quick show ers, breakfast cereal and changing buses. While the rest of the world sleeps, young mothers like Funch ess, rise early to prepare them selves and their children for the day ahead. For Funchess that may mean a quick shower and break fast, then at least two buses to catch to get her 7-month-old son Desmond to daycare and herself to work. If she wants to go school to better her chances at a good job, she has to somehow coordinate that into her already exhausting schedule. Every day is a challenge, just trying to get everything done, Funchess said. And thats just for transporta cial or family issues or any num ber of other life stressors, and she says the tasks can sometimes seem insurmountable. But this summer, Funchess found help through local organi zations coming together to help young single mothers from Or lando succeed. Orlandos pregnancy and par enthood resource hub, BETA Cen ter, teamed up with Workforce Central Floridas Project CoNEX Tions, which offers a youth intern ship program for 16to 21-yearolds experiencing challenges entering the workforce. At BETA, young women are able to complete their high school education, get counseling and job search support and access to qual ity childcare. The CoNEXTions program provides the girls with job skills training and the oppor tunity to put those skills to prac tice in a seven-week internship. Funchess and two other wom en from BETA completed the pro gram this summer, interning at BETA Center doing clerical work, customer service and learning to be responsible employees. We expected them to act as any employee, clocking in, calling in if necessary and taking respon sibility for their actions, said Res idence Case Manager Aja Smith, who supervised the interns. In many cases, Smith said the remaining challenge that stands between these young mothers and PHOTOS BY TERRY ROEN WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA BETA Center intern Amandah Rivers learned valuable work skills in her time at the center. BETA offers young mothers internship experiences ALLISON OLCSVAY Voice staff Please see BETA on page 4

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Seminole Voice | Sept. 6, 2013 | Page 5 Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 Volume 23, Issue 36 PHONE: 407-563-7000 FAX: 407-563-7099 SEMINOLEVOICE.COM Orlando, FL 32835-5705 PUBLISHER Tracy Craft 407.515.2605 TCraft@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MANAGING EDITOR Isaac Babcock 407.563.7023 IBabcock@TurnstileMediaGroup.com ASSOCIATE EDITOR Sarah Wilson 407.563.7026 SWilson@TurnstileMediaGroup.com DESIGNER Tom Miller 407.563.7032 TMiller@TurnstileMediaGroup.com STAFF WRITERS Brittni Larson Megan Stokes Tim Freed Allison Olcsvay Kristy Vickery COLUMNISTS Janet Foley jwfoley75@gmail.com Sandi Vidal Sandi@ChristianHelp.org Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.com Karen Phillips KarenMPhillips@bellsouth.net Josh Garrick JoshGarrick9@gmail.com ADVERTISING SALES Deborah Sheehy 407.563.7009 DSheehy@TurnstileMediaGroup.com LEGAL NOTICE ADVERTISING Ashley McBride 407.286.0807 Legal@FLALegals.com SUBSCRIPTIONS/CIRCULATION Luana Baez 407.563.7013 LBaez@TurnstileMediaGroup.com MEMBER OF: Florida Press Association Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce TURNSTILE MEDIA GROUP CHAIRMAN Rance Crain PRESIDENT/CEO Francis X. Farrell VICE PRESIDENTS Patti Green & Jeff Babineau USPS #008-093 Periodicals postage is paid at Oviedo, Fla. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Seminole Voice, 1500 Park Center Drive Orlando, FL 32835 2013 Nows your chance to showcase just how beautiful your community really is. Submit your best photo of the area, and your shot could be featured in the 2014 Seminole Voice calendar!Visit SeminoleVoice.com/Photo for more details and to upload your winning submission. Enter the Seminole Voice Calendar Photo Contest today! CALENDAR PHOTO CONTEST KIDS BOUNCIN OFF THE WALLS?BRING EM TOBOING!Mon Thurs 3:00 9:30 Fri 3:00 10:00 Sat 10:00 10:00 Sun 10:00 6:00407.542.7844 532 S. Econ Circle Suite 120 Oviedo, FL 32765 www.boingjump.comWe also welcome: Birthday Parties School Fundraisers Corporate Events Back to School Hours Begin Aug. 19! FAMILY CALENDAR Calendar SEPT. 11 P.A.W: Performing Artists at Work, a ne arts based community ser vice organization from Oviedo High School, will hold a Back to School Bash at the Midway Safe Harbor Center in Sanford. During the Bash P.A.W. members will be performing call-and-response songs and play ing games with the kids as well as donating school supplies. The items they are collecting are: paper, pencils, markers, crayons, spiral notebooks, rulers, and glue sticks. Anyone in terested in donating should drop off items to the front ofce of Oviedo High School, 601 King St., Oviedo. SEPT. 14 St. Lukes Lutheran Churchs con cert series returns with Brass Band of Central Floridas Out of This World! with performances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Its a program that will carry you to the outer reaches of brass virtuosity with memorable arrangements of sounds from space and famous scimovies. Visit stlukes-oviedo.org If you like walking or running and great live music, than this is an event you dont want to miss! The City of Casselberry is proud to host the T rack Shack Autumn Rock n Run 5K presented by Florida Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 14. The 5K will fea ture high energy, live music along a 3.1-mile at route that starts and n ishes at Casselberrys Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Dr., beneath the shade of 100-year-old oak trees. For more information or to register for the race, visit trackshack.com New board Our Whole Community announces its new leadership team. The execu tive board of directors through June 2015 is president Lavon Williams; vice-president Cris Parson; treasurer Jeff George; and secretary Cathy Semyck. Elected to serve on the board of directors for terms ending June 2014 are: Rosemary George, Betsy McKeeby, Gigi Erwin, Michelle Hodge, Stephanie Spies, Tom Hackim, Regina Buchanan, Denise Schmalze, Teona Morris, Kimberly Hicks, and Tonja Williams. New donor wrangler Heart of Florida United Way ap pointed Danielle Orchard as its new Senior Director of Donor Relations. Her responsibilities include the plan ning and implementation of compre hensive major gifts, donor relations and the Alexis de Tocqueville Society. SEPT. 6 Looking for something to do with your family on Friday nights? Come on out to Lake Concord Park located behind City Hall at 95 Triplet Lake Drive for Family Fun Nights Movie in the Park. The kids wont want to miss Spy Kids 4 on Friday, Sept. 6. SEPT. 8 Inspired by Travis visit to Rescue Team One in New York City before his nal deployment to Iraq, the Tra vis Manion Foundation holds a 5K run (and 1 mile family fun run) each September. Orlandos second annual race will be held at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs on Sept. 8 at 7:30 a.m. For more information, go to travismanion.org/911-heroes-run The Casselberry Farmers Market is open every Sunday at Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Drive. Beginning in September the Farmers Market will change to fall hours from noon to 4 p.m. More than 25 vendors trade fresh produce, home and garden sup plies, baked goods, health and well ness products, and a variety of other goods and services. Yoga classes are also offered for $5 at 11 a.m. Notes

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Page 6 | Sept. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice AT HLE T I C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPT. 10, 1960, Upcoming Events For more info and to register for events go to: www.OviedoWinterSprings.org September 11th OBN Luncheon 11:30am 1:00pm, Tuscawilla Country Club This month will be Speed Networking! Make sure to bring a friend and plenty of business cards. September 9th Young Executives Networking 5:30 7:00pm, 1196 Tree Swallow Dr. Winter Springs FL 32708 Are you a young executive age 40 or younger who is looking for new Wine and Beer in Winter Springs for great networking on the second Monday of every month! September 25th Bagels & Business 8:00am 9:30am, Oviedo Mall Community Room Join the Chamber at their monthly morning meeting for great networking and a Outlook. This event is Free to attend and open to everyone! Breakfast provided by Costco Wholesale. September 26th Google Initiative Lunch & Learn 11:30am 1:00pm, 815 Eyrie Dr. Suite 4, Oviedo FL 32765 Join the Chamber for their monthly Lunch & Learn at Oviedo Meeting Rooms. This month Stefan Perry from On Target Web Solutions will present the Google Initiative! BECOME A PATRON OF THE ARTS!Benets:$225 in art dollars to use at Festival Artist of your choice to receive a recognition ribbon Tickets to Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center Membership to Seminole Cultural Arts Council Free admission to the Improv Comedy Club Invitation to Meet the Artists party Two V.I.P. passes to art festival Festival Poster Listing as Patron And More! Get Information at www.WSFOTA.com/patrons Presented byOctober 19th and 20thOctober 19th and 20th 10am -5pmWinter Springs Town Centerwww.WSFOTA.org BeWellWithin The UCF Knights football team walked away with a big 38-7 win against Akron on Aug. 29, but not without early stum bles that left the game in question before the half. Most of quarterback Blake Bortles passes hit his receivers square in the numbers Thursday night, but that didnt translate into consistent catches early. downs in the second quarter came on Akron penalties rather than offensive successes. But the Knights rusty offense eventually smoothed things out and started working. Once receivers started consistently catching Bortles passes, the Knights started to walk away with the game. well ahead. By halftime Bortles had nearly 250 yards in the air and the Knights were sitting on a 24-0 cushion. In the second half, the Knights turned up the pressure again, with running backs Storm John son and Rannell Hall helping while versatile receiver J.J. Wor ton used tricky footwork to make defenders miss. Meanwhile an untested UCF defensive crew domi nated the Zips, forcing punt after punt after stalling drives, most of which ended before the Zips crossed Breshad Perriman ended up the most night with 113 yards on just three recep tions, though he likely would have had more had he caught every ball that hit him between the numbers. The Knights head to FIU for a showdown at 8 p.m. on Sept. 6. The last time the Knights played the Panthers a year ago they won 33-20. In that game Bortles threw for 261 yards, most of them com much of the Knights defense was far more experienced last season. Akron down, FIU awaits ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice PHOTOS BY ISAAC BABCOCK THE VOICE The Knights dominated in their 2013 debut, thrashing Akron in front of a near-capacity crowd at Bright House Networks Stadium on Aug. 29. This weekend, they face FIU away.

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Seminole Voice | Sept. 6, 2013 | Page 7 VOI C ES THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY I9 SPORTS Guest columnist As I toil at this tome on Labor Day, the work-saving devices of my garden come to mind. In a previous life as an IBEW (Inter national Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) Local 606 electrician, most of my experience centered on automation controls and monitoring. From system in the penthouse of Cinderellas Castle to leak detectors in the Lucent computer chip plant, technology helped create and manage these productive processes. Applying some retail-scaled labor-saving devices can also help us better grow our gardens. Many of us already have home irriga tion systems for our lawn sprinklers. A timer box, usually in the garage, controls the zones with solenoids and valves. A rain detector on the eaves of the roof shuts the system off when enough precipita tion warrants saving municipal water. To designate a zone exclusively for the garden would require some digging and pipe work, not beyond the scope of any sub urban homesteader. Some type of initial monitoring of irrigation volume can easily be measured with a rain gauge to time the quantity of sprinkler volume. Still keep the water hose handy. Keeping track of what mammalian pests are interloping the garden space is serendipitously tracked with a motion activated wildlife camera. Available from sporting goods stores for less than three viewing the photos on a home computer is also a very engaging way to enjoy the garden during our slumbering hours. Once ods can be employed. Varmints marauding through our crops can be kept at bay with electric fencing. The technology is affordable and easily constructed. A system comprising a pho tovoltaic or plug-in charger, ground rod, insulators and electric strands will shock the intruders to the effect of a doggy train ing collar. A timer or photocell can turn the system off during daylight hours. Once the neighborhoods critters are zapped just one time, the system does not need to be operated on routine schedule; only when pest pressures surface. Deer, raccoons, rab bits, possums, foxes, cats and dogs avoid my garden like the plague. Whole homestead automation can be achieved with an X-10 or similar electrical control system. Hooked into the breaker panel and various circuits by a profes sional, lights and power can be controlled and monitored from remote locations. The bells and whistles of any of these futuristic technologies often sound easier than in practice; so keep common sense in mind before assuming all your problems will be turn-key surmounted with these Buck Rogers toys. This back-to-school season, its not just supply shopping and childrens grades that have local moms stressed out. A new survey reveals moms are buckling in the bleachers under the grueling pressures of their childrens sports, jeopardizing their jobs, relationships, self-esteem and sanity. Moms simply want youth sports to be much less demanding and much more fun. A recently survey of more than 400 moms with children in organized youth sports reveals the current practice and play til you drop and win at all costs culture of youth sports not only puts unhealthy pressure on children but creates show: At Home Stress childrens involvement in youth sports causes stress in their lives. entire family. time, money, driving and harsh reactions to children who didnt play well were cited. children because sports take up too much time. their childrens sports season is over. Work Stress Of moms who work: interfere with their jobs. tive at work some because they have to leave early for practices or games, others because they answer youth sports emails and calls during work, and others because they get distracted and worry if their child didnt play well. sports interfere with their jobs say they feel theyve lost out on raises or promo tions because of their commitment to their childrens sports. The survey was commissioned by i9 Sports, a nationwide youth sports league franchise. i9 Sports is changing the culture of youth sports with a format that is more fun for kids and less stressful for parents. This survey clearly shows we need to change youth sports to put less pressure on children and their families, said Brian Sanders, President and COO of i9 Sports. Americas moms are desperate to change youth sports for two reasons: 1) Pressure on Children to Perform alternative to youth sports win-at-all-costs culture, and most of these moms want more focus on fun and less emphasis on winning. of youth sports hurts children. Many worry childrens self esteem suffers when they dont play well. have been excluded socially because their children werent as good as the other play ers. 2) Time/Money Commitment Of those who said youth sports stressed out the family: quarter of the moms polled have children are driving more than four hours a week for sports). robbed them of time for holidays, week ends and free time. Our goal is to bring families together with youth sports, not tear them apart, Sanders said. Our one day per week commitment allows the family to enjoy the Practices are conveniently held prior to the game, and parents are able to simply relax and enjoy watching their children have fun. And because we typically offer multiple sports at our playing locations, families have options that do not require driving across town or splitting up to at tend each childs games. For more information visit i9sports.com Keeping critters out with technology Sports can cause students undue stress Tom Carey From my garden to yours Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a you-pick gardening business in Oviedo. Visit the Sundew Gardens Facebook page and email him at sundewgardens@gmail.com WHO IS CAREY > King Features Weekly ServiceSeptember 2, 2013 King Features Weekly ServiceSeptember 2, 2013 EDITORIAL CARTOONS

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Page 8 | Sept. 6, 2013 | Seminole Voice Get it delivered to your inbox every week. Visit SeminoleVoice.com and click Subscribe to newsletter SALES: GARAGE HUGE RUMMAGE SALE! Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 331 Lake Ave., Maitland Friday, Oct. 4th & Saturday, Oct. 5th, 8 am to 4 pm From Hwy. 17-92, go west one block on Lake Ave; church is on the right immediately after railroad tracks. Phone: (407) 6445350 ANNOUNCEMENTS ADOPT: A childless couple seeks to adopt. Loving home with tenderness, warmth, happiness. Financial security. Expenses paid. Regis & David (888)9861520 or text (347)406-1924; www.davi dandregisadopt.com -Adam B. Sklar FL# 0150789 CAKE DECORATING & PASTRY CLASSES: Sofelle Confections offers group and cus tomized classes in all areas of pastry, baking and cake decorating! Contact: Lucy sofelleconfections@bellsouth.net or call (407) 579-1962 www.facebook. com/SofelleConfections Hablamos Espa ol! Winter Park Benefit Shop 140 Lyman Ave, Winter Park needs items to sell: clothing, bedding, jewelry, kitchenware and bric-a brac. Also need ing volunteers. Contact Elizabeth Comer 407-647-8276. Open Tues & Fri at 9:30am; Sat 10am-1pm. All proceeds support childrens programs & the Or lando Blind Association. EDUCATION Heavy Equipment Operator Training! Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3wks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certifications. GI Bill Benefits Eligible. 866-362-6497. HELP WANTED AVON Representatives needed in your area! Just $10 starts your business! Easy, Fun and Flexible! Works great with any schedule. Your Time Your Terms Your Money! Call Anita,ISR 1-877-871-4275 or email aaa4avon@yahoo.com. Online appointments also available at start. youravon.com Enter Reference Code aal baghli Business Opportunity for the right person: I am looking for 1 HIGHLY motivated sales professional with strong closing skills to sell placemat advertising in the Orlando and Central Florida marketplace. The ideal candidate must be a self starter with experience in B2B sales. You will be making sales calls (both cold calls and by appointments set by you). You have the ability to circumvent the various gate keepers that usually surround the deci sion-makers in prospect companies, and gain access to targeted person. There are 12 full color ads per mat, How many placemats can you close per week.? I design all ads and print the placemats. This is a business partnership, we split ALL profits. The only cost to you is your time. Interested? Send your resume or questions. to lari@larithaw.com HELP WANTED CAREGIVER for my 104 Year Mother, Winter Park, Lovely home Lake Sue. Hours to be arranged weekdays 8am4pm; weekends 8am-10pm. Must lift/ transfer (5#) through the day. Light whole meals. Supplemental tube feeding. Housekeeping/Cleaning. Sedan not SUV take to doctors. Non-smoker. Pet friendly. Quiet house. CNA or comparable. Best Caregiving References. 317-5064400 after 10am. rosemail@comcast.net Driver Trainees Needed NOW! Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training. 877-214-3624 HELP WANTED Drivers-HIRING EXPERIENCED/ INEXPERIENCED TANKER DRIVERS! Earn up to $.51 per MILE! New Fleet Vol vo Tractors! 1 Year OTR Exp. Req. Tank er Training Available. Call Today: 877882-6537. www.OakleyTransport.com Now hiring: Class A-CDL Drivers $2500 Sign -On Bonus, Great Pay, Full Benefits, and Achievable Bonuses! Call us now at 1-888-378-9691 or apply at www.heyl. net MISCELLANEOUS Airline Careers begin here! Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Finan cial aid for qualified students. Job place ment assistance. Call AIM 866-3143769. WANTED: HAM Radio Equipment! Buying HAM Radio Equipment, Glass Tubes, Vintage Hi-Fi Audio Gear, Test & Meas. Equip. & MORE! Matt 775-2251159 REAL ESTATE: COMMERCIAL Offices for Rent Winter Park Real Estate Offices for rent (Winter Park/Goldenrod/University). Doc tors office w/5 exam rooms + extra fea tures. Other office units available from 800-3000 SF. New Orleans style bldg; great prices. Call Ann 407-293-1934. an npolasek@cfl.rr.com SANFORD: Free standing retail/office building, 2640 SF, great signage & visibility. Lease for $2800 per month (also for sale). Call John, owner/broker, 407-492-7111 REAL ESTATE: FOR SALE ABSOLUTE AUCTION Sept 21 Sewanee, TN 230 Acres in 3 Tracts and 14 Bluff/View Tracts 800-476-3939 www.targetauction.com TNAU #6650 TN #260531 Volunteer Land Consultants, LLC LAND & CABIN PACKAGE ON CUMBERLAND PLATEAU! 30 Acres and 1200 sq. ft. cabin $79,000. Minutes from 4 State Parks & TN River. Call 877-282-4409 Mobile Homes with acreage. Ready to move in. Seller Financing with approved credit. 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-308-6473 LandHomesExpress.com MindGym September 2, 2013 MindGymSeptember 2, 2013 THE MARKE T PLA C E The Seminole Voice e-newsletter has community news Oviedo Winter Springs Geneva Chuluota MindGym September 2, 2013 MindGymSeptember 2, 2013 rfntb rf ntand soreness nb naches THG-13902