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Seminole County Commissioners heard the latest on a new water initiative during last weeks County Commission meeting that hopes to conserve Central Floridas slowly diminishing water resources an effort that would help the county catch up to other parts of the U.S. already protecting water sources that could run dry. The Central Florida Water Initiative covers Seminole, Orange, Osceola, Polk and southern Lake counties, combining resources from the St. Johns River Management District and the Southwest Florida and South Florida Water Management Districts. Tom Bartol of the St. Johns River Water Management District said that the plans targeted area covering 5,000 miles and serving 2.7 million residents uses 800 million gallons of water a day, a number projected to increase to 1.1 billion by 2030. Were reaching the sustainable limit of fresh groundwater in this area, Bartol said. We need to be sure that we can reach that limit and meet the areas water resources. Water level research from the three water management districts reveals several sensitive water bodies that would suffer withdrawals in the decades ahead, including Wekiva Springs and the Wekiva River system. These areas, combined with a growing population, set the region up for a challenge in the years to come, Bartol said. We see aquifer levels lowering, Bartol said. By themselves those aquifer levels arent a concern, but when they start to affect the water resources of the area and when I say water resources I mean the springs, the lakes, the wetlands and the river systems then we have concerns about the water resources and those future demands. Commissioners recognized how to curb the trend throughout the entire region. This is not an easy undertaking, theres a lot of big heavy lifting to actually have a plan thats going to address the region, Commissioner Bob Dallari said. Commissioner Carlton HenWinter Parks railway station this Saturday, as local residents and politicians gathered to get a sneak peak of what the new light rail system will look like when in launches next spring. Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley and Maitland Mayor Howard Schieferdecker, along with Winter Park commissioners and to cut the ribbon for the systems newest completed railcar on Sept. 21. Isnt it great to see it come to reality? Bradley said, snapping cell phone photos of the railcars shiny white and colorfully striped exterior. Hundreds of residents lined air-conditioned interior, while loinside and relish in the reality of a project many years and billions of dollars in the making. Taking a seat in a booth with Seminole County Commissioner Lee Constantine and Florida Department of Transportation District 5 Secretary Noranne Downs, Bradley said he was impressed ished railcars. I can tell its going to be something people are going to be really excited to ride, he said. FDOT spokesman Steve Olson said the SunRail trains are set to start running from DeBary to Sand Lake Road in south Or lando in the spring. He said the trains will run Monday through Friday every 30 minutes at peak commuter hours between 5:30 and 8:30 a.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. Then from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 10 p.m. theyll drop to two-hour cycles. Getting aboard the railroad will cost riders $2 per trip, with an additional $1 added on when crossing county lines and trains will be equipped with free WiFi and bike storage space. Its fun to see our station taking shape and the cars coming into place, Bradley said. Its going to be a great addition to our city and our region.Drying outSunRail gives sneak peakSARAH WILSON The VoicePHO T O BY TIM FREED THE V OICEW ater levels in the W ekiva River are expected to fall as demands rise.PHO T O BY SARAH WILSON THE V OICECasselberry Mayor Charlene Glancy takes a look at the new train Sept. 21. Please see SHORTA GE on page 2The Oviedo City Council voted to hold the line on the millage rate Monday keeping the rate at a standstill for the sixth year in a row. While the new millage rate repercent increase in property tax year due to the increasing value of properties. Months of work by city staff led to an annual budget allowing the citys operating millage rate to stay The City Council strives to deliver the best services we can at the lowest cost, said Mayor Dominic Persampiere. Our staff does an exceptional job of putting budgets together that The City Council chose to keep this millage rate even when it had ibility in the budget back in July. City staff presented the Council with a proposed tentative operating millage rate of 5.1 mills, which Council kicked back to city staff, choosing to stay consistent with the millage rate of the past several years. What we try to do is live within our means, Deputy Mayor Steve Cities hold property tax steady Please see TAXES on page 2TIM FREED The Voice TIM FREED The Voice County plans its future as water begins to dropWere reaching the sustainable limit of fresh groundwater in this area. St. Johns River Water Management District Bureau Chief Tom Bartol

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Page 2 | Sept. 27, 2013 | Seminole Voice THIS WEEK THIS WEEK IN AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY OCT. 1, 1908 Interactive Whiteboard Technology Affordable Tuition Program / Accepting VPK Small Class Sizes / Ages 2-Grade 8 Extended Care Hours 6:30am-6:30pm Music, Art and Spanish ClassesO PEN H OUSE T OURS OPEN HOUSE TOURS407.324.1144 Towne Center100 Aero Lane, Sanford, FL 32771407.678.0333 University Park10250 University Blvd., Orlando, FL 32871 P A GE P RIVATE S CHOOL Our 105th Year Open House Savings Online visit www.pageschool.com Accredited by: Ai AISF AdvancED-SACS MSA CESS NCPSA Florida Gold Seal of Excellence October 1-4 9am-11am October 1-4 9am-11am October 5 10am-12pm October 5 10am-12pm $104,000 $108,160 $111,405 $115,861 $119,950 $119,950 $124,748 $129,738 $129,738 $134,928 $131,080 $171,819 $183,846 $225,219 $240,985 $89,861 $78,141 $59,882 $75,679 $82,486 $96,532 $99,939 $61,477 $75,896 $85,597 $85,595 $97,069 $84,961 W h i c h l i n e g i v e s y o u t h e b e s t c h a n c e f o r s u cce s s ? I llustr a tion per iod: 1 -1-2000 thr ough 1-1-2012. Each e xample sho wn assumes $100,000 initial pr emium with no withdr a w als M ar ket v alue based on the S&P 500 Index. H i s t o r i c a l perf o r m a n c e o f the S & P 5 0 0 I n d e x s h o u l d not be c onsider ed a r epr esen ta tion of cur r en t or futur e per f or manc e of the I nde x or of an y annuit y H ypothetical inde x annuit y pr oduc t illustr a tion assumes cr editing method of a 6% annual poin t -t o -poin t cap and annual r eset H ypothetical I nc ome R ider V alue assumes a 7% annual r a t e of r etur n f or inc ome pur poses I llustr a tion v alues r epr esen t g r oss r etur ns A ssumed annuit y r a t es and ac tual hist or ical pr ic es of the S&P 500 I nde x w er e used in this purely hypothetical example for the purpose of illustrating comparitive values and to illustrate how the Interest-Crediting Strategy might have guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. O N E S H OTY o u o n l y h a v e a t r et i r em en t w i ll f a ll6 0% o f A m er i c a n s s h o r t. 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. Henken said. Whatever we need, thats what we do. If we ever did have to raise it, we would document it to the city, but I dont think we need to. 2014 remained virtually the same as this years budget, but with the addition of three new police ofployee and a risk analyst for the human resources department. Persampiere recognized that just as important as the millage rate are the services the city provides. The millage rate is one factor that folks look at when theyre looking to relocate to a community, Persampiere said. I think sometimes whats more impor tant than the actual number is what are the services and the amenities that are provided for that dollar. We pride ourselves on creating a great value for the dollar. Winters Springs Winter Springs voted to hold their operating millage rate at year at Mondays City Commission meeting keeping the millage the same after lowering it for two consecutive years in 2011 and 2012. The new millage rate remains the same, but represents a tax increasing property values. The overall millage rate comes out to 2.5400. City Commissioners also approved the annual budget for the few changes from this years budget aside from a 2.5 percent pay raise for city employees. The millage rate and the budget both play pivotal roles in adding new businesses and increasing property values for cur rent and future residents, said City Manager Kevin Smith. I think its important to do two things: keep taxes low, but yet on the other hand maintain the quality of high level services, Smith said. I think weve done that. But while the city chose to keep its millage rate the same, Mayor Charles Lacey said that theres still much more room to improve. In my review of operations in the city, I think theres still room a city manager whos capable of doing that, Lacey said. I think we missed an oppor tunity in this budget cycle in not asking him to be able to do that this year. Lacey said he hopes to lower the millage rate even further to become more competitive with other local cities. Right now we have the second lowest tax rate in Seminole County, Lacey said. Its my goal ley saw private bottling companies as one of the biggest contributors to the problem, suggesting that the plan creates a tighter cap on commercial use of the water. It also concerns me that we continue to allow these private bottling businesses to draw millions of gallons of water out of the aquifer, which is putting a strain on the water supply and is forcing the taxpayers to have to go to alternative sources, which is extremely expensive, Henley said. Other states have been tackling water supply issues of their own for years. The Metropolitan North Geor gia Water Planning District adopted a supply and conservation plan in 2009, which includes the construction of three new reser voirs, expansion of 28 existing water treatment plants and the construction of six more plants. The initiative also outlines an education plan to bring public awareness of water supply and water conservation. In Central Floridas case, Henley foresaw the need for federal funding down the road. The federal government, as we know, has been subsidizing water out west for hundreds of years, Henley said. Theres going to come a time before too long that were going to need some assistance here. egies to manage the water issue have yet to be made, but Bartol said that the plan would include setting rules regarding private companies bottling water, using water as optimally as possible and the counties can use. Bartol said a draft plan for the water initiative should be comversion expected to be approved in early 2014.TAXES | Rate stays the same, but will cost homeowners moreSHOR TAGE | Bottling may be to blame CONTINUED FR OM FR ONT P AGE CONTINUED FR OM FR ONT P AGE &VEGETABLES FRESH FRUIT W Brian Thomas Produce 110 Geneva Drive, Oviedo, Florida(Across From Ace Hardware) VINE RIPE TOMATOES Oviedo hires more cops thanks to a sunnier budget outlook for 2014.

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Seminole Voice | Sept. 27, 2013 | Page 3 IN T ERES T S THIS WEEK IN MUSIC HISTORY OCT. 3, 1967 Two Oviedo golfers competed for glory and a shot at history last month at the U.S. Amateur Golf Tournament one of the largest amateur golf tournaments in the world. Kevin Reilly, 18, and Paul Simpkins, 25, represented Oviedo among hundreds of golfers from across the globe, both qualifying for the tournament but falling short of the second round. The golfers traveled to Brookline, Mass., to compete at The Country Club, a course with a rich history of great moments in golf, including Francis Ouimets U.S. Open Championship and Justin Leonards 45-foot putt in 1999 that helped lead the U.S. to a Ryder Cup Championship Right when you stepped on the property, you could feel the history, Simpkins said. You could just tell that it was a very special place. The two golfers qualiback in July, competing in two separate qualifying events. mony, earning a spot on the tournament and walking away eight strokes under career best for the up-andcoming golfer 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. TIM FREED The VoiceOviedo golfers tee off at U.S. Amateur TournamentOviedo golfers take their shots at historyPHO T O BY TIM FREED THE V OICEPaul Simpkins swings for the green at Twin Rivers Golf Club, his home course in Oviedo. Please see GOLF on page 4

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Page 4 | Sept. 27, 2013 | Seminole Voice 9 am to 4 pm Saturday, November 9, 2013 Historic Lawton House & Lawton Elementary Downtown Oviedo, FL (Free Parking at Oviedo High School) SPONSORED BY: Great Days Got Talent Accepting YouTube auditions free to submit Send to: entertainment@greatdayoviedo.org www.GreatDayOviedo.org Visit our Festival Website FREE ADMISSION FREE PARKING FREE SHUTTLE PRESENTING SPONSORThis festival is a scholarships and grants for 40th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival fundraiser to help provide local schools & charities It was unreal, I couldnt miss a putt, Reilly said. It was just one of those days where you see the lines, and if you have the right speed its going in. Simpkins put on a show as Orange County National Golf fore this, but never really backed it up, Simpkins said. Qualifythat I could compete with some of the best amateurs in the country and the world. Making it there was a huge accomplishment for me. Simpkins gained a wealth of course experience from his days at Oviedo High School, where he played on the golf team dur ing all four years under former Oviedo High School golf coach Tom Grant. He teed off at Twin Rivers running drills with teammates and sharpening his game. His former coach relished at him competing in the historic tournament. Its an outstanding achievement for anybody thats an amateur golfer, Grant said. I was extremely proud of Paul. Grant clearly remembers another golfer at the Twin Rivers Country Club: a young Reilly, who drove golf balls with his father near the Oviedo High School practices. I noticed then that he had a very good swing, knew the game and looked like he could play, Grant said. It was just a matter of him getting older and stronger. holes of the tournament eight over par with 148 strokes, missing the required cutoff of four over par to move on to the match play por tion. But Reilly remained positive, grateful for the experience of playing in the tournament. Experiencing the U.S. Amateur is something Im going to remember for the rest of my life, Reilly said. qualify every year. Simpkins shot 17 over par with 157 strokes, also missing the cut. But the amateur from Oviedo didnt let it faze him, understanding before the start of the tournament that it would be his greatest challenge yet. The Country Club was probever played, Simpkins said. If you hit bad shots out there penalized. Both Reilly and Simpkins plan to continue competing in the future, representing the city of Oviedo in the golf world. For a little community, its bigger than you think it is here, Grant said.GOLF | After winning qualifiers, two Oviedo golfers took their shots at the national amateur championship CONTINUED FR OM P AGE 3 875 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! r f r f n f nn t b n t b t n n f f n rfnr Tom Carey SundewGardens@gmail.comHomegrown always tastes better. Experience homegrown gardening: For a little community, its bigger than you think it is here, Grant said.

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Artisans and crafters are also needed! Contact Jessie Harrelson at 407-416-5239 or jessie_harrelson@ bellsouth.net Project Walk Orlando hosts the fourth annual Walk-N-Roll-A-Thon on Satur day, Sept. 28, at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs. The Walk-N-Roll-AThon is held during September, which is Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, to raise awareness and raise money for people living with spinal cord injuries. All Central Florida residents are invited to lace up the sneakers and roll out their wheelchairs for this family-friendly event. Registration is at 8:15 a.m. with a start at 9 a.m. Visit projectwalkorlando.org to register. ONGOINGThe 19th annual Sanlando Pumpkin Patch will be held Sept. 27 through Oct. 31 at Sanlando United Methodist Church in Longwood. The community event features pumpkins and other fall decorations, plenty of backdrops for family photos, game area for the little ones, and a weekly Saturday morning bake sale. Pumpkin prices start as low as $1. Patch hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. Sanlando United Methodist Church is located at 1890 W. State Road 434 in Longwood.SEPT 27The 12th annual Kids House Klassic golf scramble will open at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, at the Alaqua Country Club, 2091 Alaqua Drive in Longwood. Lunch is at noon and a shotgun start is at 1 p.m. followed by a buffet awards dinner and silent auction to benet Kids House of Seminole. Visit kidshouse.org or call 407324-3036 for more information. SEPT 28Mingle with more than 5,000 other lovers of Jazz and Latin culture and music at Casselberrys signature cultural event, the Latin Jazz & Art F estival. With inter nationally renowned musical acts, savory cuisine, visual art demonstrations, specialty vendors, Latin dance presentations, Latin art exhibits and delightful childrens activities, you wont know where to look next! The festival is on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 4 to 9 p.m. at Lake Concord Park, located at 95 Triplet Lake Drive. OCT 4Spirits in Sanford kicks off its fth annual Halloween Art Show and Sale in Sanford Oct. 4 and 5 at the Sanford Civic Center, 401 E. Seminole Blvd. Reserve a spot by calling 407-323-2774. There will be a Champagne Reception Preview Par ty from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit spiritsinsanford. com for more information. Come on out to Lake Concord Park located behind City Hall at 95 Triplet Lake Drive for Family Fun Nights Movie in the Park, beginning at dusk. This months movie is Wreck it Ralph. OCT 5Its Oktoberfest! For all you devotees of Oompa-pa bands, German beer, Bavar ian style food, lively crowds and chicken dancing, do we have the fest for you! If you are looking for authenticity, this is the place to come. Join us in our Biergar ten where you will nd fabulous German food, plenty of beer on tap, schunkeling, toasting to Ein Prosit and live entertainment all day long, bringing out the best in fest camaraderie. Its from 2 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5 and 26 at the German American Society of Central Florida, 381 Orange Lane in Casselberry. Entrance donation is only $5. Call 407-834-0574 for more information. ONGOINGGot talent? This year Great Day in the Countrys Great Days Got T alent show is taking auditions via YouTube, where its free to submit. Only voice, instrumental and dance acts are being accepted (all vocal audition must be a cappella). Please send contact information along with a link of your video audition to: entertainment@greatdayoviedo.org Submissions will be accepted until 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4. For more information, visitgreatdayoviedo.org or contact Angela Iversen at 407-697-4077 or email enter tainment@greatdayoviedo.orgCalendar Notes Jobs up in metro OrlandoThe unemployment rate in the Workforce Central Florida region (Lake, Or ange, Osceola, Seminole and Sumter counties) was 6.6 percent in August 2013. The regions jobless rate was down two percentage points from 8.6 percent a year ago and was half a percentage point lower than the state rate of 7.1 percent. Out of a labor force of 1,201,500, there were 79,101 unemployed in the region. The metro area gained 19,400 jobs over the year with most major industries gaining jobs. Leisure and hospitality gained the most with 6,100 jobs, followed by trade, transportation, and utilities with 5,300 jobs; education and health services with 3,400 jobs; professional and business services with 3,200 jobs; nancial activities with 1,000 jobs; government with 800 jobs; and mining, logging, and construction with 400 jobs. Industries losing jobs over the year included manufacturing, which lost 500 jobs; information, which lost 200 jobs; and other ser vices losing 100 jobs. The metro areas over-the-year growth rates in leisure and hospitality (+2.9 percent); education and health services (+2.7 percent); professional and business services (+1.9 percent); and nancial activities (+1.5 percent) were stronger than the statewide growth rates in these industries. Government was up in the metro area but lost jobs statewide.Going GreenNAI Realvest recently negotiated three lease agreements for expansions and renewals totaling 22,705 square feet of industrial space in the Oviedo Commerce Center at 2460 and 2464 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Going Green Services Inc. renewed its lease of 2,859 square feet. LOCAL NEWS. 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Page 6 | Sept. 27, 2013 | Seminole Voice AT HLE T I C S THIS WEEK IN SPORTS HISTORY OCT. 1, 1903 ENTER FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A BLU-RAY COMBO PACKAVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 24th ON DIGITAL HD & OCTOBER 8TH ON BLU-RAY COMBO PACK & DVD Send us your name and mailing address totcraft@turnstilemediagroup.comNo purchase necessary rfnrtbr trrtt The Knights have only beaten one ranked team on the gridiron ever. This Saturday, theyll try to take down their second. The anticipation is high: As of Monday No. 12 South Carolina (2-1) was already sold out. This is a big game for the Knights, who started their sea1988. When the South Carolina Gamecocks march into the Bright House for a noon kickoff, it wont be the same as that time UCF beat No. 13 Houston 37-32 at home in 2009. South Carolina hasnt gone The perennially ranked Gamecocks will enter their game against the Knights as the highest ranked visiting opponent since Texas ar rived in September of 2007 ranked No. 7 in the nation. In that game the Knights gaining notoriagainst ranked teams lost by We come to win, linebacker Terrance Plummer said in anticipation of the Knights big game. The Knights have played South Carolina three times, losing every game, but by decreasing margins. The last time the two played, in South Carolina in 2005, the Knights lost 24-15. That came after a comeback in which the Knights scored 12 unanswered points, inter before running out of time. The Knights were a different team in week one of 2005. That loss to the Gamecocks came dur ing a 17-game losing streak that was the worst in Division I. Two games later, the Knights would beat rival Marshall 23-13, snapping the streak and sending them on a wild comeback that would see them win eight of their next nine games en route to their Since then, the Knights have only gotten better. Theyve gone to four more bowl games, winning two of them, their most recent a 38-17 rout of Ball State in which QB Blake Bortles threw for 272 yards and three touchdowns. Bortles has shown himself capable of throwing consistent 250-yard games or more, with a career-high 314 yards to start the season against Akron. Hell contend with a tough Gamecocks defense that allowed just 147 passing yards against Vanderbilt on Sept. 14, one of two sub-200-yard passing games theyve allowed this season. But South Carolina has also struggled against solid pass defenses, with quarterback Connor Shaw held to less than 200 yards against North Carolina to start the season. The Knights allowed against Penn State on Sept. 14, but only allowed 258 passing yards opponents. One factor thats conspicuously absent for the Knights this year is forced turnovers. Theyve only interception return by defensive end Troy Gray. Last season they picked off 11 passes in 14 games. This season the Knights havent yet recovered a fumble. Last seaDefense has also lagged bethat made it into the red zone. Last season the Knights allowed only 58 percent of red zone penetrations to become a touchdown. The Lions snagged their fourth straight gridiron win and their blasting of Hagerty on Sept. 20. For the Huskies the loss sent them tumbling to 0-4 on the season. Oviedo QB Chris Davis Jr. Jurell Green to combine for the than 200 yards on the ground. Hagerty QB Jason Driskel threw for 172 yards but came up well short of the win. For the Lions a trip to Merritt Island will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. The Mustangs are 4-0 coming off a 24-20 squeaker over Astronaut. The Huskies host University at 7:30 p.m. The Cougars are now 2-2 after being destroyed Winter Springs (1-2) took the week off last week but will host the 1-3 East River Falcons at 7 p.m. Sept. 27. Lake Howell is 2-2 after shocking Ocoee 27-20. They travel to Wekiva for a 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27 showdown. of six into the end zone. Against Penn State they couldnt stop the Lions at all, letting them into the end zone all four times that they came within 20 yards. The key for the Knights defense could be getting stops closer Last season the Knights only allowed 40 percent of third-down conversions and 41 percent of fourth-down conversions. In that category the Knights have more than kept pace with last season. So far this season theyve allowed only 33 percent of thirdcent of fourth-down conversions. Against Penn State, their toughest opponent so far, they stopped 75 percent of third-down attempts and 50 percent of fourth downs. That may be the best defensive performance against Penn State that the Knights have ever had. Theyll have to keep up their famous jacked-up intensity against tough teams if they want a memorable moment in the Bright House thatll be seen nationwide. broadcast on network television when they kick off at noon Satur day, Sept. 28, aired nationally on ABC. Can UCF beat South Carolina?ISAA C BABCOCK The Voice ISAA C BABCOCK The VoicePHO T O BY ISAA C BABCOCK THE V OICEQuarterback Blake Bortles will have the challenge of his career Saturday. Lions blast Huskies

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Seminole Voice | Sept. 27, 2013 | Page 7 VOI C ES THIS WEEK IN WORLD HISTORY The city would like to thank everyone who participated in the Visual Preference Survey. We had 540 responses and they out what you think. The results will be presented to the City Council at its Sept. 30 worksession at City Hall. We will also announce the results on the website around that time. You can check the website at cityofoviedo.net year 2013-14 budget process: Council voted to set the millcoming tax year. They also set the millage rate for the general obligation bond payment at .2741 mills, a decrease from last year, making the total millare interested in looking at the proposed budget you can access it online at cityofoviedo. net/node/495 then select FY 2013-14 proposed budget. The city will soon upgrade the intersection at Mitchell Hammock Road and Clara Lee Evans Way. As many of you know, sidewalks have been installed on the south side of Mitchell Hammock Road from Alafaya Trail to Clara Lee Evans Way. The work will include decorative concrete and brick crosswalks, extended turn lanes, curbing, and a Oviedo on the Park available. The work is scheduled to start in early October and anticipated to be done by May 2014. During that time there will be intermittent lane closures. As always, if you are driving in the area during construction, please be aware of the you.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 > EMPLO YMENT Ask Sandi The Rural Heritage Center engages families and community in cultural and educational experiences by preserving rural traditions, which teach lessons for present and future generations.Art and musicHe stood in the overwhelming stillness of the museum staring at the colorful rectangle whose bright abstract design dominated the sand-colored what it represented or precisely how it made him feel, but the painting spoke to him, and for a few moments it seemed as if they were holding a conversation. She could not understand Italian. She had never been a very good reader and only knew a few Spanish words, the ones everyone knew. But as the music of La Traviata swelled and soared up to the nosebleed section where she was seated like Vivian in Pretty Woman. She wasnt wearing a red ball-gown, but she understood nonetheless that opera had touched her soul. Artists cannot help but do what they love. They have no choice. Something intangible triggers their expression and desire to share art with others. It may be borne from angst or agony, love or longing. What, why and how they create is magical, intangible and a sacred force that elevates artist and audience to a higher plane. F ocal Point Nursery joins the F estWe are thrilled that Liz and Mike Crowthers stepped up to add Focal Point Nursery and Supplies to the Smithsonian event with displays, lectures and fauna. After all, nature is often the inspiration for artistic endeavors. Focal Point has truly lived up to its name as a cornerstone for Geneva and the rural communities with vision, leadership and a true partner ship that extends far beyond a business relationship, so its natural that Mike and Lizs venue should become the third leg of this special day.T own & Country Smithsonian eventSaturday, Sept. 28, Geneva participates for the third time in the annual national Smithsonian Museum event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with three venues in the spotlight. Smithsonian Magazine began Museum Day Live a few years ago and Geneva has been an active par ticipant. This year free admission to our two historical buildings, the Rural Heritage Center and the Museum of Geneva History is just the beginning. Our theme is Town & Country Art and Music Fest and rural heritage will literally come to life before your eyes. Live performances of music, theater, dance and storytelling will sur round you in addition to local artistic talent, which will be on full display in wonderful street galleries.Enjoy-Engage-SupportAs you enjoy Smithsonian Day share your appreciation by taking a step to support these important and volunteer venues. The Rural Heritage Center is a unique jewel for the rural communities of Geneva, Chuluota and Black Hammock. RHC on its website ruralher itagecenter.net Teach or help teach a class, make a donation, become a member, become a sponsor, donate a tree, trade business services for membership, help in grant writing, buy a commemorative brick in Founders Square, buy a Flags Over Geneva T-shirt. Volunteer opportunities are abundant at the RHC for all kinds of talent and strengths: per the website, can you paint a wall, work a computer, help with a newsletter, hammer a nail, sing, tell stories? Maybe your group or business needs a meeting place. Renovation debt is still being paid off by community donations, as the RHC has received no government money for the restoration, preservation or maintenance of the building. You can even sponsor an event or someone who needs a scholarship to attend an activity.Learn about RHC EndowmentLearn how you can contribute to the present and future of the RHC by contributing to the RHC Endowment fund. Contributions received before Oct. 1 will be matched up to $10,000. All donations large and small are welcome and needed to meet the $5,000 goal. Learn more by contacting Richard Creedon at rtcreedon@ and Deborah Schafer at 407792-0758 or ruralheritagecenter@gmail.comRural Heritage takes the stageStetsons Corner By Karen McEnany-Phillips Lately I have been doing research on the generational workforce. There are several generations now working together and also competing against each other for jobs. The highest area of unemployment for the generational workforce is millennials. These are our youngest working generation from 18-31 years in age (depending on which source you look at). The challenges for the millennial generation are varied. Some observations: Millennials lack practical experience. Approximately 53 percent of new college graduates are unemployed or not emFifty-two percent of millennials who have a college degree are working in jobs that do not require a degree. This is according to the 2011 current population survey done by Northeastern University. They are not prepared for the workforce. According to a study done by Adecco Staffthe people they see are not prepared for the interview. And 8 percent of college grads brought their parents to interviews. So what is a millennial to do? According to NACE, internships can increase the likeout of college was through a referral from my dad. Your parents may have connections that can help to open doors for you. Dont be afraid to leverage connections! Use technology. This is one area millennials are better at than the rest of us. Online applications are not as daunting and social media is the norm. While millennials may have to start in an entry-level position below their skill level, there is no reason to stay stuck there for ever. Look for opportunities to learn more and to advance. Volunteering and internships can lead to jobs. There are also great service opportunities with AmeriCorps and Public Allies that can gain you some hands-on experience. We have recently hired several millennials and I am thrilled with their skills, level of commitment, and enthusiasm for the job. Internships are crucial Youve helped shape Oviedos future Mayor Dominic Persampiere OVIEDO CITY T ALK

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Page 8 | Sept. 27, 2013 | Seminole Voice ANNOUNCEMENTSAUCTIONS Roofing Company Liquidation,Online Auction Only, Bid September 17 thru September 26, Items Located in Maryland & Florida. Motleys Auction & Realty Group, 804-232-3300, www.motleys.com, VAAL #16.CAKE DECORATING & PASTRY CLASSES:Sofelle Confections offers group and customized 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!Winter Park Benefit Shop140 Lyman Ave, Winter Park needs items to sell: clothing, bedding, jewelry, kitchenware and bric-a brac. Also needing 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.AUTOSSell Your Classic! Get top dollar for your classic car at Lake Mirror Classic Auto Auction in Lakeland, Fl on October 19th! Call 1-800-257-4161 M.E. Higgenbotham, FL Lic# AU305AB158EDUC ATIONHeavy Equipment Operator Training!Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certifications. GI Bill Benefits Eligible. 1-866362-6497HEALTH & MEDIC ALRN/LPNRN/LPN Monday and Tuesday 3-11. The job is in a home caring for disabled adults. You will be required to submit to a drug test, background screen. The facility as well as the grounds are smoke-free. Mike 407 971 8115HELP W ANTEDCAREGIVER for my 104 Year Mother, Winter ParkLovely home Lake Sue. Hours to be ar ranged weekdays 8am-4pm; 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. 317-506-4400 after 10am. rosemail@comcast.net HELP W ANTEDDriver Trainees Needed NOW!Become a driver for Werner Enterprises. Earn $800 per week! Local CDL Training. 877-214-3624Drivers WantedDrivers: Loudon County Trucking is looking for OTR Flatbed Drivers. We Offer: No Tarping!!! Great Miles, Pay-up to .60cpm, Great Benefits & Home Time! CDL-A, 2yr OTR Exp, Good MVR. Frank Donnelly at: 1-800-745-7290, x22.Now Hiring: CDL-A Drivers New Pay Packageand $2500 Sign-On Bonus! Mostly 5-10 days out, full Benefits, and Achievable Bonuses! Call today for details 1-888378-9691MISCELLANEOUSAirline Careers begin here!Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-3143769.PROFESSIONAL SERVICEHouse Cleaner. $50 New Client Special!A fresh, sparkling clean house so you can relax! Deep cleaned, sanitized, attention to detail. Personalized one on one ser vice. Satisfaction guaranteed. Offer weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, one time. New Blog! HomeCleaned4U.blogspot. com for cleaning tips. Schedule YOUR clean home with Carolyn. 407-782-1405 (homecleaned4u@gmail.com)The Paint ManagerResidential/Commercial painting. Pressure washing. Safe roof cleaning. Call us today! Lic/Inc Ray Wheeler 4075929935 thepaintmanager@aol.comREAL ESTATE: COMMERCIALOffices for RentWinter Park Real Estate Offices for rent (Winter Park/Goldenrod/University). Doctors office w/5 exam rooms + extra features. Other office units available from 800-3000 SF. New Orleans style bldg; great prices. Call Ann 407-293-1934. annpolasek@cfl.rr.comSANFORD: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 SALEBank Approved Sale. Smith Lake Alabama.Deep Dockable Home Sites from $59,900 (Take Virtual Tour @ LiveLakefront.com). 26 Prime Lake front lots ordered sold October 12th. Buy at pennies on the dollar all must go! Open or wooded level throughout to the waters edge. Make an early appointment. Banks loss Your gain! Dont miss this. Its unbelievable land at an unbelievable price Call now for early appointment! 1-877-448-6816.Blue Ridge Mountain Land Liquidation!1.37 acres, national forest access, only $9,800. Was $74,900. Hardwood setting, breathtaking mountain/ valley views. Mild climate, Tremendous 4 season recreation. Paved rds, UG utilities, water. Excellent financing Call 1-866-9525303, x21 MUST SEE Properties -WNC Mountainviews for only $19,900 Water, Electric, Paved Roads. Starting at $7,900. Lots available for liquidation Oct. 12th only. Call 877-717-5263 ext91.UNRESTRICTED ACREAGE ON CUMBERLAND PLATEAU!50-89 Acres Starting at $78,000. Heavily Wooded, Minutes from 4 State Parks & TN River. Call 877-282-4409WESTERN NORTH Carolina -Huge Views, Creek, Paved Roads ready to build. Pick your lot starting $7,900, cash discounts. Liquidating on Oct. 12. Call 877-717-5263 ext91.SALES: GARAGEHUGE 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 Lily Lace Antique Market HUGE Sidewalk SaleSunday Sept. 29th *10-4* Over 50 dealers with treasures for sale. 160 Lake Ave (17/92) Connie Gilbert 4079518883 THEMARKE T PLA C E MindGym September 23, 2013 MindGymSeptember 23, 2013 JOB RESOURCES at EmployFlorida.com helped Jasmine choose a career path and land a job she loves.You too can discover REAL RESULTS with Employ Florida.JASMINE GREENMonitor Support Technician, Shands HospitalEmploy Florida is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. The Employ Florida telephone number may be reached by persons using TTY/TTD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. Disponible en Espanol.1-866-FLA-2345EmployFlorida.com 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