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Seminole County residents with nowhere to go but camp a place to call home thanks to an ongoing countywide program. In January, the county launched the Seminole County Homeless Prevention Program, which puts homeless families into rental properties for up to seven months, or up to 21 months depending on their monthly in come. Families work to become while the county pays for their utilities, a part of their rent and housing. To handle most of the ground work, the county works in hunger and disaster relief orga nization Harvest Time Interna tional, which takes care of the programs case management side less families in need. Program Director Valmarie Turner and Pastor John Murphy of Harvest Time International gave an update on their progress as of the end of July during Tues days Seminole County Board of Commissioners meeting. Theres a momentum in crease in what were doing, so going to meet all the goals and do it right, Murphy said. As of July, 41 families have been put in housing and 31 more cient to receive permanent hous ing. But the report also shows that of the 613 applications between January and July, 215 remain on a waiting list, and 298 of them have been denied because of lack of in come, a criminal background or not qualifying as homeless. My initial reaction is that I wish we could be doing more, but I have it under pretty good assurance that we start out slow, that a lot of learning happened Commissioner Bob Dallari said. Anything like this is truly a mar athon, its not a sprint. Project Coordinator Carrie Longsworth said the biggest chal lenge the program faces moving forward is in securing rental properties for the homeless fami lies. The county and Harvest Time International are dedicated to the success of this program, Long sworth said. Both parties realize the potential positive impact on the individuals served and the community as a whole. PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Camps in the woods had become permanent homes for many Seminole County residents, but a program launched in January seems to be working, helping the hopeless become more self-sufcient and giving them a place to stay while they reboot their careers. Leaving the camp behind Program gives real homes to longtime homeless, puts jobless back on track TIM FREED The Voice Oviedo interim city manager Bryan Cobb received an unex pected gift on the night of his most recent birthday, which fell on Thursdays budget hearing meeting: an offer to take up the mantle as the permanent city manager a position thats been transient for nearly a decade. The new job would be a dream come true for Cobb, who began working for the city in 1995 as a senior planner and always aspired to work as the city manager. From his start in the mid-s to 2011, Cobb worked his way up the ranks with four different promotions, holding the title of development review manager, planning director, development services director and then assis tant city manager. It wasnt until this April when former city manager Kathryn Breazeale resigned that Cobb stepped up as in terim city manager, a position hes held up until Thursday. Its what Ive always wanted to do, this is what Ive been working for, Cobb said. The offer for the permanent position, brought up Council man Stephen Schenck dur minutes of the meeting, came as a shock to Cobb. Id like for us to consider when were going to take off the interim tag on Mr. Cobb, Schenck said. Im all in favor of the great job that Mr. Cobb has been doing. Oviedos city manager posi tion has proven to be anything but permanent over the past several years. Former city man ager Gerald Seeber resigned in January of 2008 after a four-year tenure, leaving the city without a permanent manager for six months. A stalled hiring and an interim city manager eventually led to Richard Gestrich getting the job in July of that year. He then resigned three years later, despite the claims that hed retire in Oviedo. Its not that they didnt love Bryan Cobb offered city manager job TIM FREED The Voice Please see MANAGER on page 2 Please see HOMELESS on page 2 PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Bryan Cobb has worked for Oviedo for 18 years, nally rising to city manager after outside hires came back to haunt the city. I love serving this city, Cobb said. And thats what I do.

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Page 2 | Sept. 13, 2013 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY SEPT. 16, 1893 The largest land run in history begins with more than 100,000 people pouring into the Cherokee Strip of Oklahoma to claim valuable land that had once belonged to Native Americans. With a shot from a pistol, the mad dash began. EMERGENCY EXP ER TSComing to Oviedo Fall 2013 For all your familys emergencies big and smallCentral Florida Regional Hospital is bringing ef cient, high-quality emergency care to the Oviedo community with the opening of our Oviedo ER. The 11,000-square-foot freestanding ER will feature: Adult and pediatric emergency care Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine on-site 24/7 35 full-time employees including nurses certi ed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support 12 private patient care beds Dedicated trauma room Diagnostic imaging including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray Laboratory services Oviedo ER will be located at 8300 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo between S.R. 417 and S.R. 426. Physicians specializing in Emergency Medicine on-site 24/7 35 full-time employees including nurses certi ed in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support 12 private patient care beds Dedicated trauma room Diagnostic imaging including CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray Laboratory services Oviedo ER will be located at 8300 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo between S.R. 417 and S.R. 426. Track our construction progress at CentralFloridaRegional.com/OviedoER. MANAGER | Council may finally have cured rapid turnover HOMELESS | 2,250 homeless students Oviedo, said Mayor Dominic Persampiere in regards to the previous city managers. Its just that it was more of a career choice for them. But each time a city manager left, the Council would insist on hiring from outside the city, leav ing Cobb with a new boss who would later quit and start the cycle over again. Persampiere said that Cobb brings a passion and knowledge to the position that the city hasnt seen in years. Mr. Cobb has served the city faithfully for well over 15 years, Persampiere said. There isnt Bryan to take the helm and lead the city for the next 10 years or so. The greatest asset with Mr. Cobb is that hes part of the com munity weve kind of come full-circle. Cobb recalls coming to Oviedo with his wife in 1995 and im mediately falling in love with the family-friendly city. A city hes continued to serve ever since. I appreciate that the Council has faith in me, Cobb said. I love serving this city, and thats what I do. Cobb and city attorney Lonnie Groot are putting together a city manager contract, which will be presented before the Council at a future meeting within the next 30 days, Persampiere said. Homelessness remains an issue in Seminole County. As of June 2013, there were 2,250 homeless students in Seminole County Public Schools, accord ing to Families in Transition. The Homeless Services Net work reports that Seminole County serves 23 percent of the homeless popu lation in Central Florida, but only uses 4 percent of the regions in ventory of beds. Theres a lot of needs out there, and the face of homeless ness has changed since the econo mys changed, Dallari said. We used to see just people on sides of the road begging for food; its not that way anymore. Now theres kids that are sleeping in cars with their parents because theyre try ing to get a good education and out what they have to do. Were work ing with these families to try to get them to and back on their own two feet. Harvest Time Internal now continues to reach out to other or ganizations like Rescue Outreach Mission and SafeHouse of Semi nole to help support the ongoing cause. C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE C ONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Were working with these families to try to get them and back on their own two feet.

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Seminole Voice | Sept. 13, 2013 | Page 3 presented by: Saturday, September 21st Riverside Park | 1600 Lockwood Blvd. Movie Begins at Dusk | Food & Activities start at 6 pm Lawn Seating Bring your blanket and chairs. gourmet food trucks and some fun family activities on the Fun Bus!407-971-5575 for more informationMovie In The Park One Senior Place ... See our full Calendar of Events at OneSeniorPlace.com407.949.6733715 Douglas Avenue Altamonte Springs, FL 32714M-F 8:30am 5pmFRI DA Y, S EP T EM B E R 13 Hosted By Freedom Health Chair Pilates M O N DA Y, S EP T EM B E R 16 T U ESDA Y, S EP T EM B E R 17 W ED N ESDA Y, S EP T EM B E R 18 T HUR SDA Y, S EP T EM B E R 19 Calendar of Events September 2013 Students and faculty at Seminole State College of Florida somewhere else to light up this academic year following a ban on tobacco, placing the school amidst a growing national trend of tobacco-free colleges. The District Board of Trust ees voted unanimously in favor of the ban in April following a recommendation from Seminole States tobacco-free committee. The tobacco ban that started last month applies to the en tire campus, including campus buildings, the open areas of the campus, parking lots and inside vehicles. So far, the response to our tobac cofree initiative has been overwhelm ingly positive, not just from our faculty and staff, but from our students, said Jay Davis, director of communications and media relations for SSC. Most are aware that this is part of a na tional trend. Across the country, more and more colleges and uni versities are going tobacco-free. At least 1,182 colleges and universities in the United States have banned smoking from their campuses nearly doubling the 648 colleges recorded in January of last year, according to Americans for Nonsmokers Rights. Seminole State now joins the 798 colleges that are 100 percent tobacco-free. The University of Central Florida and Valencia College also enacted similar smoke-free poli cies last year. The effort to ban tobacco at SSC began last fall, when a committee of faculty, staff and students came together to look at the smoking issue on the colleges four campuses. Forums were set up on each campus to get a consensus about a potential ban, and the over whelming majority strongly sup ported the policy, Davis said. The college pursued the ban for several reasons, including the continued expense of maintain ing smoking kiosks, the ongo ing national trend, and a new wellness initiative that includes a wellness center on the Sanford/ Lake Mary Campus. Developing a wellness center with health education resources and programs while still allowing tobacco use seemed incompat No Smoking at Seminole State Seminole State College of Florida bans tobacco on campuses TIM FREED The Voice Please see BAN on page 4

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Page 4 | Sept. 13, 2013 | Seminole Voice Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 Volume 23, Issue 37 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 37 Alafaya Woods Blvd. Oviedo, FL 32765 407 -542 -3345 Monday Saturday 10 A.M. 7 P.M. in the Publix shopping center near Planet Fitness BAN | Penalties for smoking will escalate for repeat offenders ible, Davis said. If students or faculty are caught with tobacco on one of the schools campuses, human resources or a student code of them based on the number of reoccurrences. To help enforce the ban, the college is working in partnership with the Seminole County Health Department and Tobacco Free Florida, which can offer services to help students and faculty quit tobacco use. Seminole State freshman Jordan Matute said that its nice to have a cleaner campus because of the ban. Not being a smoker, I agree with it, Matute said. I dont have a problem with smokers, but the fact that the campuses are cleaner is a big plus. We pay all this money to go to college, so for them to show initiative and try to help us is a good thing. But Matute empathized with those who wish to smoke on campus, having several family members who smoke at home, and said there should be desig nated smoking areas for those who still need to smoke. Seminole State senior Leah ORourke said that the tobacco ban is for the best though, and that everyone on campus will thing positive, ORourke said. Its better for peoples health in the long term. Its not negatively effecting peoples lives by telling them not to smoke. C ONTINUED FROM PAGE 3 &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES PHOTO BY TIM FREED THE VOICE Eliminating smoking areas is expected to save the college money in maintenance. FAMILY CALENDAR SEPT. 14 There will be an Aquascaping class from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Seminole County Cooper ative Extension Auditorium, 250 W. Coun ty Road, Sanford. Learn about our lakes and how to design your waterfront. Bring in aquatic plants for identication. Com plimentary plants may be available. Preregistration recommended. The event is free. Call 407-665-5575. SEPT. 15 Sign up for the Oviedo Bowling Centers Sawbuck League Its inexpensive, fun and has a short season. It starts at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15. Click tinyurl.com/ OVBowl to sign up. SEPT. 18 Five Secrets to Permanent Weight Loss and Correcting Type 2 Diabetes is the ninth installment in a free health educa tion series at the Central Branch Library, 215 N. Oxford Road in Casselberry. Its at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18. SEPT. 21 The Alzheimers & Dementia Resource Center is celebrating its 29th year sup porting those caring for a loved one with Alzheimers disease or related demen tias. The True Love Ball is its signature fundraising event and helps the agency to continue providing critical services to caregivers in our community. Its from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Westin Lake Mary, 2974 Interna tional Parkway. Call 407-843-1910, ext. 303, for more information. SEPT. 14 St. Lukes Lutheran Churchs concert se ries returns with Brass Band of Central Floridas Out of This World! with per formances at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sat urday, 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 for more information. If you like walking or running and great live music, then this is an event you dont want to miss! Casselberry is proud to host the Track Shack Autumn Rock n Run 5K presented by Florida Hospital on Saturday, Sept. 14. The 5K will feature high energy, live music along a 3.1-mile at route that starts and nishes at Cas selberrys Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Dr., beneath the shade of 100-yearold oak trees. For more information or to register, visit trackshack.com or contact Maria Ehrlich at mehrlich@casselberry. org, 407-262-7700, ext. 1507. SEPT. 21 Clay Creations parent and child work ship class will teach you clay sculpting at the Casselberry Art House. Its from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 21 at 127 Quail Pond Circle. Visit casselberry.org/register to register. Calendar Millions in grants Next Generation Learning Challenges awarded $6.6 million in funding to 38 grant recipients working to personal ize learning through whole-school mod els for students spanning grades 6-12. The grant recipients, which represent school districts including Florida Virtual School, charter schools, charter man agement organizations, reform organiza tions and state agencies, are developing what NGLC calls breakthrough model schools that integrate personalized, blended, competency-based approaches in creative, promising ways. Notes

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Seminole Voice | Sept. 13, 2013 | Page 5 AT HLE T I C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY SEPT. 15, 2000 The Summer Olympics opens in Sydney, Australia. The United States would win by four medals over Russia. The United States also won more gold medals than any other country, including earning the gold in basketball. Fresh off their biggest road blowout in school history, the Knights will be looking for an up set in Pennsylvania this Saturday. After trouncing Florida Inter national University 38-0 in Miami to take their season record to 2-0 and scoring differential to 76-7, the Knights are looking to keep the momentum going. And with a win against Penn State, the 2013 season would become only the fourth time in program history that the Knights started 3-0. But that hypothetical would be against history. Though the Knights showcased a dominating performance against the Panthers on Sept. 6, in which they out gained FIU 390 yards to 173, they havent had much luck in college footballs second largest stadium. The Knights seemed headed meeting with the Nittany Lions in 2002, leading by an improbable 24-10 at the half. But thats when the Lions turned on the offense, scored 17 unanswered points and left the Knights behind. Two years later the Knights fell 37-13 to the Lions, in head coach George OLearys only meeting against them. Penn State hasnt lost to the Knights. And, like the Knights, they havent lost this season either, going 2-0 to start. That includes a 45-7 blowout last week against Eastern Michigan that included a Penn State hallmark of nonstop, unanswered touchdowns. The Li ons brick-wall defense didnt al low Eastern Michigan into the end zone all game. The Knights carry that same record into Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pa. Having only given up a touchdown so far this season, theyre rolling through one of their best season starts of all time. Last week the FIU Pan thers rarely made it past the 50yard line unless they were spotted a punt within a few yards of it. And meanwhile the UCF of fense proved relentless, punting only four times in the FIU game and giving up no turnovers. Blake Bortles, who threw a career-high 314 yards passing against Akron on Aug. 29, has the longest-run ning streak in the Football Bowl Subdivision for passes without an interception at 217, throwing 17 touchdown passes in the mean time. A trio of supporting play ers from last years offense have emerged as breakout stars, with Storm Johnson already 188 yardsdeep into his season at running back, and Rannell Hall catching 127 yards in receptions in just the FIU game alone. Breshad Perriman, who caught less than two passes per game last season, snagged 113 yards of receptions against Akron alone. But with an offensive jugger naut like Penn State looming this weekend, itll be UCFs defense that gets the big test. So far theyve passed against Akron and FIU. They allowed just 31 yards on the ground against the Panthers, from a defensive squad packed with 17 Knights rookies. The biggest play the Knights have allowed all sea son was a 23-yard Akron rush. can break Penn States dominance with a 6 p.m. showdown Satur day, Sept. 14. The game will air live on the Big Ten Network, UCF Gameday, and 740-AM radio. Oviedo (2-0) walked over Win ter Springs on the gridiron en route to a 36-12 win, pushing their season record to 2-0 coming up on a showdown at Lake Howell this Friday. But a win over the Silver Hawks (1-1) is less certain after they bamboozled Hagerty (0-2) on Sept. 6 in a 10-0 win of their own. The Lions 36 points dont tell the full tale of a game where the offense went on a rampage, rac ing to 351 yards on the ground and 118 in the air thanks to a dual threat performance by Chris Da vis Jr. The Oviedo quarterback carried the ball 105 yards on nine rushes, racing to three touch downs and a two-point conver sion. His yardage was just enough to squeak ahead of running back Jurell Greens 104 yards. Running back Nick Carbone also shined, with 83 yards on nine carries, one Meanwhile the Oviedo defense went to work, grabbing 12 tackles for loss. Five of Jarvis Greens six tackles were for a loss. Theyll face a surprising Lake Howell team that won its pre season opener and shut out Hagerty last week. Garrett Kruc zek put on a clinic at quarterback, passing for 223 yards and a touch down, though he was picked off twice in the game. But the one-sided offense only nabbed 10 points because of troubles on the ground. The Sil ver Hawks only rushed to 5 net yards in the game, hurt by a sack on Kruczek that cost the team 9 yards. The Lions traveled to Silver Hawk country for a 7:30 p.m. Thursday game at press time. The Lions will return home at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, to face Hagerty, which traveled to Winter Springs for an early game at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at press time. 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! Undefeated Knights face tough game at Penn State Lions trounce Bears ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice ISAAC BABCOCK The Voice Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comCommunity supported agriculture. Experience homegrown gardening:

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Page 6 | Sept. 13, 2013 | Seminole Voice HOMES IN SELECT THEATRES SEPTEMBER 27Limit one admit-two screening pass per person. Void where prohibited. No purchase necessary. Offer good while supplies last. Seating is rst come, rst served. Screening is overbooked to ensure capacity. This lm is Rated PG-13. INVITE YOU AND A GUEST TO ATTEND A SPECIAL ADVANCE SCREENING OF MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 AMC ALTAMONTE 7:30PM For a pair of complimentary passes, log on to www.gofobo.com/rsvp and enter the code: voicef6rb Central Florida homeowners have been on an equity roll er coaster ride over the past few years. First came the production boom starting in 2004. Me teoric was a common term used to describe the rapid increase of home val ues, and it was common for builders to have extensive waiting lists to purchase in new communities. Then came the crash. Many builders shuttered their doors and homeowners fell victim to foreclo sure as they watched their equity evaporate before their very eyes. Buyers had an overwhelming amount of homes to choose from and foreclosures exploded on to the scene. Often times the foreclosed homes, while in disrepair, were far cheaper to buy than traditional sales or buying new. Put simply, they were some of the best values out there. Distressed homes domi nated the market. That is no longer the case. Over the past two years the real estate market here in Orange and Semi nole counties has rebounded sig This is due to several factors, and the decrease of available homes for sale. In late-2012 and 2013 Central Florida saw inves tors with cash explode onto the scene, buying or rent. Com bine that with the lack of avail able homes, and bidding wars erupted while sellers experi enced a 25 per cent increase over 2012 in me dian sales price. Moreover, the days of distressed homes representing the largest segment of the market of homes for sale are gone. In July there were 2,836 home sales in Orlando, of which only 491 were foreclosures and 490 short sales. The other 1,855 home sales were traditional. In fact the number of tradi tional sales (sales of homes by the homeowner and not a bank), were up 56 percent while sales of foreclosures and short sale homes were down 15 percent and 30 per cent respectively. Not only are there fewer fore closures for homeowners to con tend with, they are no longer priced below other homes on the market. The Orlando Regional Real tor Association also stated in its market statistics report for July that the median price for fore closures was up 17 percent that month while regular home sales increased 11 percent. National data provider Core Logic stated in late August that the amount of homes in foreclo sure was 949,000 nationwide, a 32 percent decrease from June and down 20 percent from 2012s to tal. Not only that but 8.3 million homeowners are projected to be above water ing less than the home is worth in terms of equity in the next 15 months according to Realty Trac. Fewer foreclosures and mod erate price gains mean an over all improvement in the housing sectors health. And with more homeowners experiencing posi tive equity in their homes, its a win-win situation for everyone. Positive equity rising for local homeowners Christina Rordam Keepin it Real Estate Often times the foreclosed homes, while in disrepair, were far cheaper to buy than traditional sales or buying new. Put simply, they were some of the best values out there. Distressed homes dominated the market. That is no longer the case.

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Seminole Voice | Sept. 13, 2013 | Page 7 VOI C ES THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY SEPT. 15, 1935 Leading up to WWII, German Jews are stripped of their citizenship, reducing EMPLOYMENT Ask Sandi Sandi Vidal is the executive director for Christian HELP and the Central Florida Employment Council, with more than 10 years of recruiting and human resources experience. For questions, please call 407-834-4022 ( fax 407-260-2949) sandi@christianhelp. org or mail Ask Sandi C/O Christian HELP, 450 Seminola Blvd., Casselberry, FL 32707. TALK T O SANDI > September is nearly at its mid-point and our kids have been in school more than a In the midst of our swirling priorities, it is good to remem ber that we are still in the peak of hurricane season and the high water levels of our rivers and lakes make us vulnerable in the coming weeks. Prepare Seminole website rst stop How can we proactively plan and prepare for stormrelated emergencies? Lucky for us, Seminole Countys Prepare Seminole resources are available to assist. By mak ing the time to review your familys circumstances when life is calm, you have a much better chance of successfully handling emergency condi tions. Floridians know that storm danger comes in many forms: tropical waves, depres sions and stalled systems all can spawn tornadoes and create longand shortterm can be out for days or weeks, fuel can be in short supply and daily schedules can be turned upside down. The countys website prepareseminole.com/prepare preparation. It shares detailed planning tips for family, busi ness, special needs residents and pets, and references key elements like timing, location, transportation, communica tion, safety and supplies. Check it off Checklists are vital for emergency planning. We may not have the time or ability to make complex decisions when caught off guard by emergency conditions. Having a check list helps individuals, family members and business people quickly understand what ac tion they need to take. Do all your family members know how to call 911, who to call for emergency contacts (in and out of state) and do they know two escape routes? Be prepared Understanding priorities in an emergency situation is critical. Water, food, fuel and shelter lead the list especially water. A human can only live three days without water. The average adult uses one to three gallons per day for normal needs. Keep a minimum of three days supply of water and food on hand. If you are remote location or have special needs, then supplies of a week or two are preferred. Rare red containers Remember when fuel was in short supply during the 2004 hurricanes? We needed it for our vehicles and our generators. We had to adjust our schedules to be at the gas stations before they ran out and to factor in the time for waiting in line. How long has it been since youve used your generator? Do you have red gas containers available? They sell out quickly under emer gency conditions. Prescription for safety Review your familys sup ply of prescription medicines, including those for the elderly, children and pets. Communica tion is critical during emer when power is out or networks are jammed. What is your plan for recharging phones, weather radios and computers? Include a communication plan for your family and business includ ing emergency contacts, day care and school emergency processes, emergency numbers for your power company, law veterinarian and public and pet-friendly shelters. Do you know what shelter in place means? It means more than just staying where you are. Take some time to review the Pre pare Seminole website, which covers additional topics like evacuation, reverse 911 and e-alert registration, emergency kits and how to protect your home. Get your kids involved with fun interactive activities. Nov. 30 will be here before we know it. Save the date 9/28 Celebrate national Smith sonian Day, Saturday, Sept. 28, in Geneva. A Town & Country Art & Music Fest will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. held at the Rural Heritage Center, Focal Point Landscaping and the Museum of Geneva History. Enjoy local artists, live music, theater, storytelling, kids activities plus demonstrations, lectures, Contact Jessie Harrelson at 407416-5239 or jessie_harrelson@ bellsouth.net for information on vendors, performances or art displays. Prep for storms now Stetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Video interviewing seems to be a hot new trend. At HR Florida, we were next to a booth that specialized in the software for companies to interview you over the com puter. This is a new way for companies to pre-screen candidates for their open posi tions. The employer will put in a list of ques tions and the candidate records up to three minutes of video to answer the questions. The employer is then able to evaluate the candidates answers and see how they car ry themselves and speak. Currently there are a few major compa nies picking up this trend. Hilton is one of them. These interviews need to be treated like an in person interview. Dressing for suc cess (even if it is from the waist up) is an imperative. You need to look the part. Re hearse your answer at least once (there is a time limit) before hitting record. Prepare for the most often asked ques tions about weaknesses, strengths, why you want to work for the company, and telling about yourself. Stay positive throughout the video in terview, and watch for weird tics or quirks such as playing with your hair or crossing your arms. While they may add some stress to the process, at least it saves on gas! Interviews increasingly on camera King Features Weekly ServiceSeptember 9, 2013 Dressing for success (even if its from the waist up) is an imperative. You need to look the part. Rehearse your answer at least once before hitting record.

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Page 8 | Sept. 13, 2013 | Seminole Voice ANNOUNCEMENTS Adoption=Love. Nurturing, single woman will provide stable home/support of large, extended family. Lets help each other. Financial security. Expenses paid. Deborah, tollfree (855)-779-3699. Sklar Law Firm, LLC FL Bar #0150789 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. 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 Espaol! 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M ember of(407)-644-6646w w w .aS af eHar b or .c omB ob A dams P r esiden t/CEOA S af eHar bor LL C bob@asaf ehar bor .c om Illustration period: 12-31-1999 though 12-31-2012According to paycheckforlife.com, three out of ve middle-class Americans entering retirement today are projected to outlive their nancial assets. Learn how to protect your retirement account from losses, maintain upside potential and maximize your lifetime income. Call us today for your PERSONALIZED SAFE MONEY REPORT.