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Complet e Au to Re pair We Ser vice All Mak es & ModelsWe Fix FORD DIESELS SEE PAGE B1 REMEMBER WHEN | B2 SPORTS: High school football kicks off in the area WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 2014 50 NEWSTAND INSIDE CLASSIFIED B5 CROSSWORDS B4 REAL ESTATE E1 REMEMBER WHEN B2 SPORTS B1 VOICES A4 WORD ON THE STREET A2 SO UTH LAKE PRE SS V OLUME 99, NO. 33 3 SECTIO N S 2008, Halifax Media Group All rights reserved www. PRSRT-STD U.S. Postage Paid Clermont, FL Permit #280 Postal Customer Clermont, FL 34711 presort standard mail Clermont, FL Permit No. 280U.S. POSTAGE PAID PHOTOS BY BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL ABOVE: Antonio Rivera makes food to order at Mi Tierra in Mascotte on Friday. BELOW: Manny Rosa, from Davenport, shaves Richie Morales face at Clermonts Finest Barber Shop on Friday. ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer A s south Lake County con tinues to grow, so does the Hispanic population in the area. For years, Mascotte was known for its high concentra tion of Hispanic residents more than 65 percent at one point. But today, that inuence is spreading beyond Mascotte to Groveland, Clermont and other communities, infusing those areas with Hispanic cui sine, music and culture. Groveland City Clerk Teresa Begley said a Census ofcial told a gathering she attended that the Hispanic population in Central Florida is higher than ever. What I remember her saying is that Central Florida was sur passing New York as far as the amount of Hispanics who live there, Begley said. Its noticeable in the num ber of Hispanic-focused busi nesses that are popping up in south Lake. And its a broad mix of people, not just from Puerto Rico but from the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Cuba and other Latin nations. The result is a colorful cul tural tapestry that features an array of Spanish dialects, cui sine and merchandise. The business savvy among them realize this. Sometimes, youre just in your comfort zone when you can speak in your own language freely to convey your needs and know Latin flavor Growing Hispanic influence means diverse cultural offerings ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer About 450 poten tial voters from across Lake County attended the South Lake Cham ber of Commerces Hob Nob last week, seeking to meet 22 candidates running for various lo cal, county and state races. At the bi-annual event, people were also given the opportunity to vote in a straw poll. According to Cham ber President Ray San Fratello, the results of the straw poll have his torically served as a sneak peek at what the upcoming elec tions results may look like, though nothing is etched in stone, he said. The poll is supposed to be a pretty good ba rometer of what the Candidates come out for south Lake straw poll ROXANNE BROWN / DAILY COMMERCIAL Sandy Webster, left, wife of U.S. Rep. Daniel Webster, with Deborah and Roger Rees, keeps track of straw poll results at the South Lake Chamber of Commerces Hob Nob in Clermont on Thursday. ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer The Minneola Schoolhouse Library is helping children get ready for the school year by hosting a special read out loud story time event. The event is open to children of all ages, but older elementary students are the main target. Library to offer story time for elementary kids MINNEOLA ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer Clermonts National Night Out at Waterfront Park last week drew as many as 5,000 residents, business people and rst responders for an eve ning of fun and safety. Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway said he was pleased with the collaboration between all participants to pull off the event. I could feel the energy, the synergy coming from everywhere and every one here tonight, he said during the event. Its a great sight to see so many from our community and neighboring commu nities together with city and county ofcers, busi ness leaders and rst re sponders taking a stance against crime. I encour age them not to lose this so that we can always be that unied front to en courage safety in our community. Broadway said he thinks the more CLERMONT Community, first responders come together Morgan Cates talks with 5-yearold Carter Johnson at the archery range. The range was manned by volunteers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. LINDA CHARLTON/ SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL SEE LATIN | A2 SEE NIGHT OUT | A8 SEE HOB NOB | A8 SEE LIBRARY | A8


A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, August 13, 2014 GROVELAND State Road 50 resurfacing project to be discussed The Florida Department of Transportation is holding a public in formation meeting today about resur facing State Road 50/Broad Street. The project includes milling, re surfacing, bicycle lane designation throughout, ADA upgrades, drain age improvements and median open ing and left-turn lane modications, according to a press release from the FDOT. Once that realignment is construct ed, Broad Street and Orange Street (existing SR 50) would become the ju risdiction of the city of Groveland and would no longer be part of the state road system. Access to all businesses adjacent to the improvements will be maintained throughout construction, according to the FDOT. Final design will be completed in winter 2014. The project is funded for construction to take place in 2015. The meeting will from be 5-7 p.m. in the E.L. Puryear building at Lake David Park at 243 South Lake Ave. For information, contact Hamze Samara, FDOT project manager, at 386-943-5299 or hamze.samara@dot. TAVARES Woman just released from jail, goes back A 65-year-old Groveland woman was back behind bars last week on charges of disturbing the peace and trespassing charges after she was released from custody on accusations she assaulted a law en forcement ofcer. Carolann Francine Gagnon initially was ar rested June 13 after she reportedly made threats at a Groveland home. According to the jails website and the courthouse, Gagnon was released after being sentenced to 60 days of probation on the battery charge. According to an arrest afda vit, Tavares police responded to the Circle K convenience store on Duncan Avenue after store ofcials reported she was yelling at customers and re fusing to leave despite having been ordered earlier in the morning not to come back. She was arrested on charges that included violating her probation, which offers no bail. CLERMONT Col. Danny McKnight guest at Celebrity Softball Game New Beginnings of Central Florida in Clermont has announced that Col. Danny R. McKnight, a retired and dec orated U.S. Army Veteran and Purple Heart recipient, will be throwing out the ceremonial rst pitch at the 3rd annual Celebrity Softball Game bene ting local homeless families on Aug. 22 at Legends Field at the National Training Center, 1935 Don Wickham Drive. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m. The event will also host Stephen and Robbie Keszey, the Swamp Brothers from the Discovery Channel TV show. Tickets are $5 each. Kids in any uni form will get in free with a paying adult. All proceeds go to benet the homeless in Central Florida. For information, tickets or to be a sponsor, go to or call Sandy Farnsworth at 352-617-8788. GROVELAND Volunteers sought for Advisory Committee The city of Groveland is seeking vol unteers to serve on the Recreation Advisory Committee. The committee meets the rst Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at the Lake David Center, 450 S. Lake Ave. Those interested can call City Clerk Teresa Begley at 352-429-2141, ext. 231 or email teresa.begley@grov Applications are also available online at www.groveland-. gov or at Groveland City Hall, 156 S. Lake Ave. Area Briefs What south Lake residents are saying about ... SUMMER What is the best thing about summer? I love being able to sit with friends outside and drink wine. I love to swim in our lakes. We have a barge. Its fun to sit in no mosquitoes. I love Flor ida. LINDA SHEETS CLERMONT The best thing is the lakes. No other place but Clermont has such good trails and lakes. I do a lot of kayaking. It is best in the summer. You can kay ak out and jump in the lakes. LUIS BIDROGO CLERMONT Taking my grandkids swimming every day, and enjoying my life with them. I love it. STAR PENT CLERMONT Im a gardener, and my favorite part of the sum mer is to see the gardens in full bloom. Friends tell me my favorite accesso ry is sunlight and Central Florida has really intense sunlight. I enjoy it, and all the little festivals they have and the little farmers markets. MARIE DAMATO GROVELAND Word on the Street Missing your South Lake Press? Call us. To request home delivery or to report a missed paper,call 787-0600 or toll-free at 877-702-0600. More information about circulation on Page A4 that you are going to be understood, said Rosa Perez, who just a few months ago opened Cler monts rst Spanish store and thrift shop with her parents, Mateo and Ma ria Perez. Rosa said she ca ters to all Hispanic cul tures at Marias Mexican Store, because she re alizes how hard it is for Spanish-speaking peo ple to communicate their needs. In fact, Perezs moth er speaks almost nothing but Spanish. We had a dream of opening our own Spanish store because we wanted to give Hispanic people in this area a place where they could nd some of the merchandise they want or need. Sometimes, certain things are hard to nd or can only be found by driving further out of town, Rosa said. Those include piatas, rosaries, spices, special ty frozen fruit bars and ice cream, which she herself can only get in Orlando, modern Mexican boots and belts, herbal teas for home remedies, and even bus and plane tickets to peoples homelands. Spanish restaurants, stores, bakeries and bar bershops are becoming ubiquitous in south Lake County. In Mascotte, though Ro jas and Rubios Spanish Markets are staples in the community, Mi Tierra, a Mexican restaurant, and Mi Guanajuato Corp., a tortilla factory and Span ish store, are fairly new. At Mi Tierra, which is celebrating its rst anni versary, the lunch crowd during the week and es pecially on weekends fea tures a mix of people of all races and nationalities. The reason we come here is because the food is authentic, Felix Hernan dez said in Spanish. Hernandez, who is orig inally from Mexico, ate lunch with fellow workers, all Mexican as well, at Mi Tierra on Thursday. Her nandez said the food and prices draw them there multiple times a week. Marco Antonio Rivera, who with his father Fidel Rivera and brother Edgar Rivera opened Mi Tier ra, said it was always his dream to open a restau rant and cook the food they love for people who feel the same. We make everything fresh and its all authen tic, just like we remember eating growing up, Mar co said. Sometimes you go somewhere where they say they are serving Mexi can food but its not quite right. Its the little things like that make a difference, he said, using refried beans as an example. Marco said most places just boil the pinto beans, spice and mash them, but that process is missing a step. You are actually sup posed to refry them. Thats what makes them refried beans, he said, adding that in Spanish, they are dubbed frijoles chinitos. Tony Rosado, Mascottes rst Puerto Rican mayor, said its good for people to have places that keep their cultures vibrant, es pecially when it comes to food. Theres good food and bad food wherever you go, but what really matters to people is whats authen tic. It reminds them of home or of their mothers or grandmothers cook ing, and they like that, Rosado said. Lisett Raso-Ramirez, who owns Mi Guanajua to, a brand new tortilleria (tortilla factory) in Mas cotte, feels the same way. Raso-Ramirez said there is no other tortilla facto ry nearby, or not one that makes truly authentic tor tillas like she and her sis ter do at Mi Guanajuato Corp. named after the city in Mexico where she came from. They also sell spices, fruit and vegeta bles that are common in Mexican cooking, drinks, snacks and more. Evangelina Pena, who lives on the outskirts of Mascotte, said she vis its Mi Guanajuato almost every day. She was there Thursday buying limes and, of course, tortillas. You can get tortillas anywhere, but not like these. I dont know how to explain to people but they are better made. They have a better avor and texture and they are real, Pena said. At Jaliscos Mexican Groceries and at Gonza lez Bakery and Trading Post, both in Groveland, the customer base has grown. Often, the lunch lines are huge. The citys newest Mexican restau rant, Coyote Rojo, stays busy as well, according to its owner who runs a simi lar restaurant in Bushnell. In Clermont, the appe tite for Latin food is also strong. Just Walk into Julios, San Joses or the newly expanded Ay! Jalisco for Mexican Food, Troys Cuban Deli or El Cerro, a restaurant that specializes in food from the Dominican Republic, and no matter how long the line is, people will happily wait. At El Cerro, husband and wife team Nino and Anny Collado, decided to open a restaurant in Cl ermont because they be lieve it is a community very similar to the Domin ican Republic where they are from. Anny Collado said all the food at El Cerro homemade from fami ly recipes is popular in their home country. The mountains and tranquility that Clermont offers gave us a great place to raise our children. And the people are so friend ly and supportive, Anny said. In 2007, when we opened our business here, we decided to name it El Cerro because it means the hills of the mountain. Next door, men ock to Clermonts Finest (Coo per) Barbershop, which caters to a Hispanic clien tele. One patron said the place reminds him of home, not only because the barbers speak Span ish but because of the at mosphere, which features lively music and a friend ly vibe. Jonathon Rios, the shops owner, said hes glad to hear that because thats the atmosphere he tries to foster. Our barbers here are mostly Hispanic, but we serve people of all na tionalities and we all talk Spanish and English. That helps the people who dont speak English too well, but mainly, I think we stay busy because we try hard to make it a bar bershop that reminds people of what barber shops used to be like be fore and of family and friends at home, Rios said. Ray San Fratello, pres ident of the South Lake Chamber of Commerce, said he noticed the in crease in the number of Hispanics in the area when the last census re port came out. There are many new families settling down, not just in Mascotte and Groveland, but in Cler mont too, and many of them with an entrepre neurial spirit, San Fratel lo said. They are willing to take a chance on start ing their own business es in the area and thats good. Its giving us more choice here and is mak ing us more culturally di verse. LATIN FROM PAGE A1 BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL Maria Gonzalez takes plates of food to a table at Mi Tierra in Mascotte on Friday. GAGNON


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A3 AUSTIN FULLER | Staff Writer State Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, plans to introduce a bill next session calling for all eighthand 11th-grade students in Florida to see the movie America: Imagine the World Without Her, every year unless a parent writes a note to ex cuse the student. A description of the movie on IMDb says, A story that questions the sham ing of the U.S. through revisionist his tory, lies and omissions by education al institutions, political organizations, Alinsky, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other progressives to destroy Amer ica. Hays said he has seen the movie twice. Its an excellent conveyance of the truth about certain parts of American history, he said Wednesday. Its a very good point and counterpoint, if you will. It shows some of the mistruths that have been perpetrated on the American people and the American student, and it gives those who are proposing those types of misinformation campaigns to state their case and then it rebuts every UMATILLA Senator Hays plans bill mandating film FILE PHOTO Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, speaks during the session in April in Tallahassee. SEE HAYS | A5 AUSTIN FULLER | Staff Writer Living Well Lodges re cently opened its third assisted living facili ty, Cranes View Lodge at 1601 Hooks St. in Cler mont. Living Well Lodges rst assisted living and mem ory care facility, Osprey Lodge, opened only two years ago this October in Tavares. They opened a second assisted living fa cility in Stuart about four weeks ago, owner Tom Hofmeister said last Fri day. Our goal is to change the industry. Our goal is that assisted living is something that is want ed and yearned for by our elders not some thing that is the last stepping stone to death, Hofmeister said. With Dave Croson, Hof meister started and owns Living Well Lodges, the Mount Dora umbrel la company that creates the concepts and ideas. The two have ownership in all three of the individ ual lodges. Hofmeister said the companys goal is to expand throughout the United States and he is looking at a few sites in Florida. I wanted to start in Florida to establish our selves so that I knew the team was well gelled and well working before we expanded into the United States, he said. The new ve-story Cl ermont facility has 76 as sisted-living rooms and 46 memory-care rooms, Hofmeister said. It has 35 to 40 fulland part-time employees. We have a really ex citing amount of reser vations moving into the building immediately, Hofmeister said, adding it usually takes a year and a half to ll up. He said they have 90 to 100 employees at Osprey Lodge at full op eration and he expects the Clermont facility will be similar. It grows with the amount of people who move in, Hofmeister said. Osprey Lodge has an art room, a community room, a dog visitation room for the lodge dog and a large screened porch area for events. The Clermont lo cation has those and new spaces including a small store, a card playing room, a room to play pool and watch television as well as a fth-oor view ing room. At Osprey Lodge in Ta vares, there has been a high school art show, the re department has come to teach re safety, and Mount Doras Christian Home and Bible School has also worked on plays there. The whole place is designed to ca ter to events and community. Its Cranes View Lodge opens in Clermont, more facilities to come A place to call home Our goal is to change the industry. Our goal is that assisted living is something that is wanted and yearned for by our elders not something that is the last stepping stone to death. Owner Tom Hofmeister BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL SEE LODGE | A5


A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Proud heritage Ive just nished watching the return of the rst 40 bodies from the Netherlands from the crash of MH17. I cried, which is some thing rare for me. Hundreds of thousands of Dutch people lined the road ways, crossovers, countryside and sidewalks as the hearses passed. A few applauded the re turn of their countrymen, but most were typically stoic. Trafc stopped in the oppo site lanes of a six-lane high way. People got out of their cars and stood at the center barri er as their dead passed in front of them. Many threw owers. It made me proud of my ancestral country. My body may be American, but my heart, mind and spirit are undeniably Dutch. MICHAEL VAN VOLKENBURG Eustis Support Medicare The 49th anniversary of the Medicare Act was on July 30, and it is important that all Americans understand how crit ical Medicare is to keeping se niors out of poverty. For those who would cut ben ets or do away with the pro gram altogether under the guise of decit reduction, I say look at history. Medicare was enacted in 1965 because half of American se niors couldnt afford private in surance. Is private health in surance more affordable now? Hardly! Medicare saves money in a big way. Medicares overhead ex penses are just 1 percent com pared to 9 percent for pri vate insurance and 6 percent for Medicare advantage. And Medicares costs rise far more slowly than private insurance. Thanks to Obamacare, Part D prescription drugs will cost less as the donut hole is closed and seniors dont pay out-of-pocket for mammograms, diabetes or cancer screenings. That makes for healthier seniors who cost the government less. Lets keep Medicare strong and stop those who would cut the benets seniors need. NANCY HURLBERT | Leesburg Women should pay for their own birth control In a Voices column on July 6, Lucinda McGinns letter Companies hide behind re ligion is about how compa nies hide behind religion to deny women their right to birth control. She states that companies cant hold religious beliefs, espe cially if its going to deprive her of a right she believes she has. Im sorry, Lucinda, but under the Constitution that I studied about in school, I dont remem ber anything that said the tax payers are responsible for pro viding you or any other woman with the means of preventing you from getting pregnant. You refer to companies as if they just sprang up from some unforeseen source overnight. The fact is that a company, no matter the size, was started by either an individual or a family and they should not have to give up their rights as individuals just so you can practice a life style that they dont particularly agree with. I guess in your left-thinking mind, I as a taxpayer should also be responsible for the care of and upbringing of any child that is produced because of some ones sexual activities, or worse yet you believe that people are also entitled to taxpayer-funded abortions. If you can afford to buy new clothes, you can afford to pay for your own birth control or dont do what it takes for you to get pregnant in the rst place. GARY A. ZOOK | Fruitland Park Solving the Malaysian flight riddle Thank heaven for Barack Obama and John Kerry. Within 48 hours they told us what happened to Malaysian Flight MH17 and who was responsible. Thank heaven, again, that the matter was not given to the National Transportation Safety Board that sometimes needs several months to arrive at the correct answers. JOHN WHITAKER | Tavares F lorida Senator Alan Hays is at it again. Every so often, Hays, R-Umatilla, does something that makes even his Republican colleagues wince. He was at it again recently when he an nounced he will le a bill that would require Florida public school students in the 8th and 11th grades to watch a conservative lm about the evils of liberalism. The lm is called Amer ica: Imagine the World Without Her, and lm website IMBD describes it as A story that ques tions the shaming of the U.S. through revision ist history, lies and omissions by education al institutions, political organizations, Alinsky, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other pro gressives to destroy America. Lets set aside partisan politics for a moment because this isnt about conservative versus lib eral. This is about the absurdity of mandating that school children watch political propaganda of any avor. And yet that is what Hays bill would do, although it permits parents to opt out on behalf of their children. This is the same Senator Hays who rails against government intrusion in our lives. The same Hays who laments institutional thought control. He even proposed a bill in the last ses sion that allows local school boards not the state Department of Education to decide what textbooks to use. Hays doesnt see the hypocrisy in advocat ing less state control of local schools, then ad vocating a state law that obligates local schools to show a lm that undeniably has political un dertones. Apparently, state thought control is bad, unless Hays says its not. Sadly, this isnt Senator Hays rst foray into the absurd. In recent years, he proposed arming school personnel, although thankfully that bill died in committee. And after the senator had to wait behind a public bus picking up passen gers, he summoned the head of the public tran sit system to his ofce for a scolding, then led a bill prohibiting buses from stopping on pub lic streets. There is a disturbing theme here. Hays some times tries to use state law not for the good of the people of Florida, but to push his own world view (the World-Without-America bill) or, in the case of the bus bill, to satisfy his rage over a minor inconvenience. We hope Hays rethinks his position on man dating that students watch politically orient ed lms. And if not, we beg his colleagues in the Florida Legislature to do what they have done so many times bury this shameful piece of legislation in committee. YOUR EDITORIAL BOARD STEVE SKAGGS ....................................... PUBLISHER TOM MCNIFF .................................. EXECUTIVE EDITOR SCOTT CALLAHAN ................................. NEWS EDITOR WHITNEY WILLARD ........................... COPY DESK CHIEF GENE PACKWOOD ...................... EDITORIAL CARTOONIST O PINION WHATS YOUR OPINION? The SOUTH LAKE PRESS invites you to write letters to the editor expressing your original thoughts on topics of public interest. Letters should be no longer than 350 words. They must be original, signed with the full name of the writer, and include the writers address and telephone number for verication. We reserve the right to edit for length to make room for more letters. Letters also will be edited for grammar, clarity, taste and libel. We accept no more than two letters per month from the same writer. No open letters, form letters or copies of letters to third parties will be published. We do not publish unsigned letters. Submissions are not returned. We retain the right to archive and republish any material submitted for publication. You can submit your letters by: Email (preferred) to: By regular mail to: Letters to the Editor 732 W. Montrose St. Clermont, FL 34711 By fax to: 352-394-8001 EDITORIALS Editorials are the consensus opinion of the editorial board, not any individual. They are written by the editorial staff but are not signed. GUEST COLUMNS If you would like to submit a guest column on a local, state or national issue, email your submission to southlakepress@daily, or mail it to Letters to Editor, 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34711. Guest columns should be limited to 550 words in length. The writer also must submit a recent photograph to be published with the column, as well as a brief biographical sketch. OUR VIEW If you know of a veteran living in Lake, Sumter or Marion counties whose name should be added to the Lake County Veter ans Memorial, call 352-314-2100, or go to to www.lake vet CALLING ALL VETERANS S OUTH LAKE PRESS Your community newspaper for more than 100 years. 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, FL 34712-0868 352-394-2183 Fax: 352-394-8001 The South Lake Press is published weekly by Halifax Media Group at 732 W. Montrose St., Clermont, Florida 34711. Standard mail postage (Permit #280) is paid at the United States Post Ofce, Clermont, FL 34711. The South Lake Press is mailed to subscribers and is also distributed at newsstand locations throughout the region. All material contained in this edition is property of Halifax Media Group, and is protected under the copy right laws of the United States of America. Reproduction is forbidden without written consent from the publisher. YOUR OPINIONS LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Hays wants to legislate his political views LETTER of the WEEK Obama is not to blame Quit telling me that President Obama cant do anything right! I have heard enough of that. President Bush and Dick Cheney with their thirst for being wartime leaders, etc. and lies put this nation into near total nancial ruin, and thats not to mention all of the death and destruction of American youth as a result of the unnecessary, unwarrant ed war. Additionally, the Bush/ Cheney team and their rich friends who wanted to get richer from the spoils and cor ruption of war, apparently didnt give a darn about your future, or the future of those young Americans who lost limbs or suffered other life time injuries. It is true and they still stick to their story with the totally false claim that it was the best thing to do at the time. How can I forgive them? Well, I cant because they did not act in igno rance but rather acted in total disre gard of their sworn duties. And now all the Republicans con tinue to ignore the facts as they try to blame Obama for ev erything that is im perfect today, whereas President Obama has done a magnicent job at putting Humpty Dumpty back togeth er again, with little help from a do-nothing Congress! You better think twice as you consider future elec tions. Vote Democrat, and not for the party of the rich and super rich. CARL A. FERGUSON Leesburg FILE PHOTO


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A5 r f f nt b b rfSe lec ted fro m Hist ori c Down town Clermont's 80-plus members, we're pleased to prese nt the CD P Fe ature d Business of the Month...FINDERS KEEPERSFINDERS KEEPERS was opened on November 1, 2010 on 8th and Montr ose street s in Hist oric Downtown Clermont. Owner, Pat Matson, who retired afte r 30 years in the corporate business world, decided she could finally follow her dream of own ing her own sma ll bu sin ess. Not e xactly sure what Finders Keepers wou ld be today it has evolved into a Unique Gift, Home Dcor and gently used Furniture boutique. Cust omers enjoy the unique ite ms they can purchase at Finde rs Kee pers and appreciate the ever tur ning invento ry with new items bein g intr oduced daily. A ccor ding to Pat fin ding the tr e as ures and merchandising them is what she loves to do. Selling is just something I have to do to stay in business she laughs. Having expanded twice in the past 4 years, Pat contributes her success to her husband Bobs sup port and the assis tan ce of her ba by girl , as she refers to her, Jennifer Silva. Jen is really the salesperson, she is a real go getter and is always here for me. We are all a great team that makes FINDERS KEEPERS the success that it is. Whether you are looking for a birthday or wedding gift, something funny to give to someone or gre at fur nitu re for you r hom e FINDER S KEEP ERS is wher e you will find it. Ope n Tu esday throu gh Sat urda y from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you will be greated by the smiles of either Pat or Jen and usually on Sundays both will be in the boutique Stop in and say Hi, you never know what you may find. Pat and her husband Bob Mats on have lived in Cler mont for the past 11 years an d have 4 ch il d ren and 8 gra ndchildren. When not worki ng they love to travel and are getting ready for a three week Norway trip in July. Not to worry FINDERS KEE PERS wil l be ope n in t he capab le hand s of Jen. To be sure there will be a huge sale when momma is gone. r f n t b f nf b f t b b f n f LOOKING FOR PA RTS? SEE JULIE (352) 394-61 11 r fnn ttt b Ih ave par ts for all major appliances and air conditioning and authorized repair ser vice too!rr Ron Beck er Dir ector352-394-8228 r f nt b t $675 t one of their cases with the true facts. Hays said during a Newsmax interview he thought he could get the bill passed. I dont le bills for spectacular reasons or to make statements or anything, he told Newsmax I le bills for success and I cer tainly plan to see this one cross the nish line and get the gover nors autograph. Hays said on the pro gram he thought the educational system failure is the biggest reason that the current occupant of the White House sits there. We need to remove politics from the ed ucational system. We need to teach histo ry as it happened and teach it truthfully, showing the whole sto ry, and thats what this movie does quite well, he added. A recent bill by Hays that became effective on July 1 says when a local school board chooses instruction al materials, people in the community will have 30 days to le an appeal to the board, which then has to have a hearing for the ma terials in another 30 days. Its high time that the citizens of the community had a say, Hays said during a pre sentation in June. Hays said Wednes day that the instruc tional materials bill and the proposed mov ie bill work together quite well as parents deserve to know what their students are see ing. He said if parents do not like the movie, they can write a note so their student can be excused from seeing it. The movie is still be ing shown in theaters. HAYS FROM PAGE A3 designed to just really welcome people, Hofmeister said. He said the approach is that your rst conception should be that its homier. We start to discover what the real heart of the community is, Hofmeister said. Why do peo ple live here? James Hitt, Clermonts eco nomic development director, says it helps the city economical ly because people come to vis it residents and shop in the city. South Lake Chamber of Com merce President Ray San Fratel lo agreed. Theyll come into town and theyll say, Oh, were gonna be here for a couple days, were see ing grandma, or mom, or dad, wheres a nice restaurant we can go to and maybe even take them with us? We want to buy owers to bring to them, San Fratel lo said. That retail business will generate off of some of the trafc thats being provided by all these facilities that have opened up in the past 10 years or so. Hitt also noted the economic boost from new employees, say ing that even if they did not live in the city they would shop or go to lunch there. San Fratello said this will be the fourth large assisted living facility in the Clermont area, in addition to a long term and rehabilitative care center, and an independent living facility that is not yet open. He also noted there is a small as sisted living facility in Minneola and another in Groveland. We apparently have this niche where were providing ser vices to folks that are living in the area that are making it very con venient for them to nd a place to live as they get a little older and maybe a little bit more in rmed, he said. Robert Chandler IV, the direc tor of Lake Countys Economic Development and Tourism De partment, said the expansions mean the companies have found a good niche, markets with de mand, have a good business plan, and a good management and ownership team. From the growth theyve had so far, we would expect nothing more than for them to continue on that growth pattern as long as they can continue to nd those markets where there is that need, he said. LODGE FROM PAGE A3 BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL The common room at Cranes View Lodge in Clermont is shown on Aug. 4.


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A8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, August 13, 2014 comfortable residents are with rst respond ers the more prone they would be to report suspicious activity or crime. The thing I try to tell everyone is that If you see something, say something, he said. The free event fea tured food samplings from area restaurants, while area organiza tions offered safety in formation. There was also a kids zone where children were able to dunk city ofcials and police ofcers, includ ing Broadway. In addition, children could climb into vari ous police/re vehicles and even a rescue he licopter. Fire demon strations depicted dif ferent scenarios, giving ofcials the opportu nity to offer safety tips, and attendees were able to meet rst respond ers face to face and ask them questions in a re laxed environment. Walter Forgie of the State Attorneys Ofce said Clermonts Nation al Night Out event was the biggest one hes ever seen. This event is the per fect example of what community and law en forcement can do to gether with the perfect outreach, Forgie said. It wasnt just ofcials who felt that way. Shivan Baboolal, a resident of Clermont at the event with his family, said he is from New York and though hed attended National Night Out events in the Big Apple, he had never seen anything like Cler monts. I remember going to National Night Out in New York many times and, basically, it was a few booths, some safe ty information and a few cars with ashing lights and thats it. It was good, but this is so much bigger, he said. His wife Diana Ma hadeo said she liked how family oriented the event was. There was so much for the kids to do and you could feel the sense of community, she said. Participating agencies at Clermonts Nation al Night Out were the Clermont, Groveland, Mascotte, Howey-inthe-Hills, Mount Dora and Fruitland Park po lice departments, the Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Fish and Wild life Commission, the United States Marines, Lake County Sheriffs Ofce, the Florida De partment of Law En forcement, the Cler mont Fire Department, the Lake County Cor rection Institute and the Orlando Regional Hos pital helicopter. And even though Lady Lake police decid ed to hold their own Na tional Night Out event on Tuesday, the agency still sent ofcers to Cler mont to represent their department. National Night Out, or Americas Night Out Against Crime, rst took place in 1984 in 400 communities in 23 states as an effort to promote involve ment in crime preven tion, police-commu nity partnerships and neighborhood cama raderie. It was meant to send a message that neighborhoods are or ganized and ghting back. 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Mu st pr ese nt ad on pu rch ase Lim ite d Ti me Offer See stor e for details NIGHT OUT FROM PAGE A1 LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL Frankie Collins demonstrates his standing box jump. elections going to look like though it could never suggest a denite winner. I will say that Ive gone back and looked at the results of some of our past Hob Nobs, and what I no ticed is that coinciden tally, the results were a pretty good represen tation in the end, San Fratello said. At our last event (2012), the results were about 95 percent accurate and two years before that, it was about 90 percent. Clermont Council man Keith Mullins said he does not believe the results of the Hob Nob are a good indica tor of the elections be cause candidates bring friends and family, which dont represent the larger voting public. I think most of vot ers know the straw poll is just for fun, Mull ins said. Its not a true cross section of the population. Clermont resident Phyllis Smit h said it lets candidates know if they are on the right track. It gives residents a good idea of whos ahead and it reveals who needs to do a lit tle more work, Smith said, adding that after events like these, can didates can get a better sense of what is on vot ers minds. But poll wasnt the most important part, said Judy Proli. This is the best fo rum you can get as far as seeing and talking to all the candidates in person and all in one place. Its like a smor gasbord, said Proli. Mary OHanlon, who works for the South Lake Democratic Club, said shes been making calls to voters and en couraging them to at tend in order to get to know all the candidates. You get a better sense of person when you talk to someone face to face and its important to know who you are vot ing for, OHanlon said. Terry Neal, a sitting Lake County judge, said she thinks the venue is a great way to hear what people have to say. We (judges) cant an swer a lot of individual questions sometimes, but at an event like this, you get to meet pe ople in a different light and talk to them one-onone and it makes a dif ference, Neal said. Neals opponent, Daniel Archer, said the eve nt allowed many people to put a face to his name. These are the peo ple in our own backyard we are meeting here tonight, Archer said, adding that he is grate ful for the opportunity to make a good impres sion and share his ideas and plans. All candidates that are in the upcoming prima ry on Aug. 26, or that will be on the general election ballot on Nov. 4 were in the straw poll. Three constitution al referenda on the No vember ballot were also included. HOB NOB FROM PAGE A1 Librarian Diane Merchant said story time programs are often geared toward young er or pre-school age groups especially when elementa ry students are in school. But Kelly Young, a retired fth-grade teacher, believes older elementary school kids still like being read to and de signed a program especially for them. Ms. Young has the be lief that all children love to be read to and I believe that, too, Merchant said, add ing that the programs will in clude elements to encourage children to be a positive in uence in the classroom. The rst program was last week. Young read the book Have you Filled a Bucket To day? A Guide to Daily Happi ness for Kids. The second program is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thurs day, and Young will read Back to School Tortoise, by Lucy M. George and Mer el Eyckerman. Merchant said each child in attendance will receive an incentive for a positive thought concerning the school year. Merchant said the sum mer events are being used to gauge interest in a regularly scheduled after-school event at 5 p.m. during the school year. The event during the school year will also be focused on older elementary students. Merchant scheduled it for 5 p.m. so that more children and families will have the op portunity to attend. If there is an interest in it, well develop a year-round after-school program for it, Merchant said. For information, contact the library at 352-432-3921. LIBRARY FROM PAGE A1 Lots of people navigate the classifieds every day and land some great deals on extraordinary merchandise! To sell your unwanted items in the classifieds, call352-787-0902 or log on to www.dailycommercial.comand place your ad today.


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Pastors Lee and Vanessa Dobson Phone: (352)242-1144 God is good...all the time!FIRSTUNITEDMETHODISTCHURCHMaking Disciples Sunday 8 & 11am (Traditional) Sunday 9:30am (Contemporary) Thursday 7pm (Celebrate Recovery) Reverend Doug Kokx, Senior Pastor Reverend Dawn Fryman, Pastor of Congregational Care t r f rnrtfnf n GRACECOMMUNITYCHURCHCLERMONT, FL Many Other Activities each week fff n Jon Bekemeyer, Senior Pastor 407-877-4048 www.communitychurchclermont.orgLIBERTYBAPTISTCHURCH Bible Fellowship Groups 9:30 am Worship Service 10:40 am Family Prayer Service 6:00 pm Bible Study 7:00 pm Groups for adults, teens, and children Chris Johnson, Senior Pastor For directions and more information, visit: 11043 True Life Way Clermont, FL 34711 352.394.0708 NEWJACOBSCHAPELMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCH r f nt b nnt f nn Pastor: Rev. Rex Anderson Assistant Pastor: Rev. Darryl Church Youth Pastor: Rev. Tone Lundy Church Clerk: Mrs. Lucressie D. 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We just think it is really going to be a really great event for us, and we have the opportu nity to expand and be part of the national circuit. CM Box Car Racing is part of the National Derby Ral lies where youths can race for points and have a chance to compete at a national race. Bomm said the rst fall event will feature three differ ent divisions of cars, including stock cars for youths 7-14, su per stocks for 10to 21-yearolds and masters for the more experienced racers, also ages 10 to 21. Bomm plans to run three different programs in Grove land, including the sanction ing body of National Derby Rallies, where racers will com pete in NDR-style cars for sev en weekends this season. In March, the organization will host the Super Kids Clas sic for special needs children. We have two two-seat cars, where an experienced driv er and special needs child will race, said Bomm. The organization also plans to offer a Scouting Forever race where Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts can race against each other, and Cub Scouts can race each other in Cub-mobiles. The races will be free to spectators. SOAP BOX FROM PAGE A6 IN MEMORY DEATH NOTICES Robert John Andrews Robert John Andrews, 85, of Deland, died Monday, August 4, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Umatilla. Clara E. Austin Clara E. Austin, 91, of Wildwood, died Tues day, August 5, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Fu neral Home, Wildwood. John E. Brown John E. Brown, 87, of Sanford, died Tues day, July 29, 2014. Hayes Brothers Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs Chapel. George F. Cleaver George F. Cleaver, 94, of Eustis, died Sunday, August 3, 2014. Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Di rectors, Eustis. Carl L. Cole Sr. Carl L. Cole, Sr., 87, of Wildwood, died Sun day, August 3, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Fu neral Home, Wildwood. Terry Clayton Dillard Terry Clayton Dil lard, 62, of Astor, died Sunday, August 3, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home, Astor. Maxine Elizabeth Eagle Maxine Elizabeth ODell Eagle, 93, of Leesburg, died Monday, August 5, 2014. PageTheus Funeral Home and Cremation Ser vices. Lorene N. Ford Lorene N. Ford, 80, of Webster, died Saturday, August 2, 2014. Floyds Funeral Home, Cler mont. William Edward Galusha William Edward Galu sha, 73, of Grand Island, died Sunday, August 3, 2014. Page-Theus Fu neral Home and Crema tion Services, Leesburg. David Guillermo David Guillermo, 54, of Orlando, died Mon day, August 4, 2014. Hayes Brothers Funer al Home, Altamonte Springs Chapel. Yvonne C. Hannah Yvonne C. Hannah, 66, of Wildwood, died Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Anderson-Hence Fu neral Home, Wildwood. John Peter Hornak John Peter Hornak, 84, of Leesburg, died Sunday, August 3, 2014. Beyers Funeral Home and Crematory. Lees burg. Anthony T. Lausi Anthony T. Chip Lausi, 67, of Eustis, died Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Steverson, Ham lin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, Tava res. Andrea Pennington Andrea Selina Pen nington, 48, of Wild wood, died Saturday, August 2, 2014. Ander son-Hence Funeral Home, Wildwood. Timothy Leon Pratt Timothy Leon Pratt, 75, of Leesburg, died Wednesday August 6, 2014. Page-Theus Fu neral Home and Crema tion Services, 914 West Main St., in Leesburg. Donna Reed Donna Reed, 72, of Fruitland Park, died Monday, August 4, 2014. Banks/Page-Theus Fu neral Home, Wildwood. Beverly Ann Silva Beverly Ann Silva, 72, of Tavares, died Sunday, August 3, 2014. Stever son Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Crema tions. Tavares. William Toothaker Sr. William David Toothaker, Sr., 85, of Fruitland Park, died Sat urday, August 2, 2014. Page-Theus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Leesburg. Clifford Townley Clifford Townley, 56, of Orlando, died Tues day, August 5, 2014. Hayes Brothers Funer al Home, Altamonte Springs Chapel. PHOTO COURTESY OF CM BOX CAR RACING A race car is shown on a ramp at a CM Box Car Racing event.


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B1 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, August 13, 2014 YOUR CONTACT FOR SPORTS SPORTS EDITOR ................. FRANK JOLLEY TELEPHONE .............................. 365-8268 FAX .......................................... 394-8001 EMAIL ......... S PORTS and LEISURE FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer Professional golf is return ing to the area in 2015. The Ladies Professional Golf Association announced recently that Golden Oca la Golf and Equestrian Club in Ocala will host the tours season-opening event, the Coates Golf Championship, on Jan. 28-31. It will mark the rst time since 2001, when the LPGA kicked off its season in Or lando, that the Daytona Beach-based organization has opened the year in Flor ida. Last year, the LPGA start ed the year with the Bahamas LPGA Classic at the Ocean Club at Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas. The Bahamas tour stop will be the second event in 2015. We are excited to partner with Coates Golf to have the 2015 LPGA season begin in Florida, said LPGA Commis sioner Michael Whan. Play ing back-to-back events in Florida and the Bahamas in the East Coast time zone will be a great way for our fans to watch our rst two events on the year live. According to a published report in Golfweek players were told about the tourna ment via email. The event also was announced on Golden Ocalas website. The tournament was scheduled to take place from Wednesday to Saturday so that its nal round would not run up against the Super Bowl on Feb. 1. Profession al golf tournaments normally begin on Thursday and end on Sunday. LPGA players, many of whom live in state, are LPGA tour to open 2015 season in Ocala FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer Area gridirons have come alive with the sound of football as teams hit the eld for the rst day of work outs. Players who spent most of the summer in weight rooms and camps donned helmets and began the annu al grind they hope will end with champion ships in November and December. At East Ridge, new coach Ashour Peera said his team was been ready to get on the eld and begin eras ing the memory of last years 2-8 campaign. To help change the teams mindset, Peera put together a variety of activities designed to build character and bring his players to gether as a team. He took the Knights on a bus tour to many of the states foot ball-playing colleges, including Miami, Flor ida and Florida State. He also has his players doing things like raking the practice elds after they have been mowed. It gives our players ownership of the pro gram, Peera said. Its not my program, its theirs, so they have to show some pride in it. And the college tour last week was designed to show them what they can achieve if they buy into the program. They met (defensive back) Nick Waisome and (placekicker) Roberto Aguayo at Florida State and (defensive back) Marcell Harris at Flor ida. All three of those guys played at South Lake when I coached over there. This is the next step getting out on the practice eld. Now, we can all start rebuild ing the East Ridge High School football pro gram. At Mount Dora Bi ble, 23 players turned out for the teams rst practice on the Bull dogs main eld under the steamy afternoon sun on Aug. 4. The Bull dogs are coming off their rst winning sea son (7-2) in school his tory and coach Dennis Cardoso said the desire to earn a playoff berth and win the Sunshine State Athletic Confer ence championship has been a driving force for the team. The Bulldogs com peted in a Fellowship of Christian Athletes 7-on-7 tournament during the summer and had players turn out in record numbers for a new conditioning program in the weight room. Our kids have been ready to go for a long time, Cardoso said. They want to start hit ting. Thats all theyve been talking about. These guys are excited. We had some success and I think were better this year. Weve got the talent to win a lot of football games. The Florida High School Athletic Asso ciation mandated that teams could not prac tice in full pads or have contact drills for the rst ve days of prac tice. In addition, teams can have only three two-a-day practices in the opening week. Cardoso said because of classroom require ments, Mount Dora Bi ble cant practice in the PHOTOS BY BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL ABOVE, BELOW: The Mount Dora Bible football team held its rst practice of the 2014 season on Aug. 4. Its that time again Area high school football squads hit the practice fields on Day 1 FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer Many people asso ciate pool with seedy, smoke-lled bars. Those who play the game, at least in mov ies and lm, often walk around with an entou rage that makes sure challengers pay up when that times comes. Of course, thats the magic of cinema. For most area enthu siasts, the game has al ways been for plea sure and camaraderie. It provides an excuse to get together with friends at local water ing holes and imagine being Minnesota Fats or Willie Mosconi both legendary handlers of the cue stick and im press anyone who stops to watch. Two teams from Lees burg, however, have tak en the sport to the next level. What began as a hobby has become a se rious competition and could produce a pair of national champion ships at the American Poolplayers Association National Champion ships in Las Vegas. The Outlaws, a team of 9-ball players, and Wait4-It, an 8-ball team, are representing Lake Coun ty in the tournament, which began Saturday at the Riviera Hotel and Ca sino. Both teams played out of Franks Place in Leesburg, competing in league play on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Eight-ball is a game played with a full rack of 15 balls. The object is to knock in a complete suit of balls stripes or solids and then sink the 8-ball. It is consid ered the most common game played on a pool table. Nine-ball consists of using only the rst nine balls in a rack. The ob ject is to pocket the nine ball after all other, low er-numbered balls have been pocketed. Each team is mak ing its rst appearance in the national tourna ment, although at least one player has prior championship experi ence. Chad Robinson, FRANK JOLLEY | Staff Writer Baseball is nearly as big in the Far East as it is in the United States. A team of Florida Colle giate Summer League AllStars learned Friday just how seriously the South Koreans take the game. The South Korean Col lege All-Stars scored a run in the fourth inning and two more in the sixth and got solid pitching in a 3-1 win against the FCSL AllStars at Pat Thomas Stadi um-Buddy Lowe Field. Soo-Haeng Jo, Yu-sik Kwon and Seong-hun Kim scored to help the South Koreans to their rst win in the weeklong series be tween the two teams. Edwin Bonilla scored the FCSLs lone run in the sixth inning. Ho-jung Lee was the winning pitcher. Lee went ve innings and gave up three hits and no runs. South Korea limited the FCSL All-Stars to only ve hits. Connor OBrien start ed and took the loss for the FCSL. He went ve in nings and gave up one run on one hit. Four FCSL pitchers sur rendered six hits. South Korea won the nal three games in the ve-game series, includ ing another 3-1 decision on Sunday in Leesburg. Local pool teams in preparation for nationals PHOTO COURTESY OF CHAD ROBINSON Members of the Outlaws include captain Mary Hindman, WIll Dunlap, Lynn Marie Alderman, David Canaday and Kyle Posey. South Korean college team beats FCSL standouts in international matchup BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL Koreas Dong-hyeok Kim (34) is caught stealing by FCSLs Edwin Bonilla (2) during Fridays game between the FCSL Prospects and the South Korean College All-Stars at Pat Thomas Stadium-Buddy Lowe Field in Leesburg. SEE LPGA | B4 SEE POOL | B4 SEE FOOTBALL | B4


Ann Dupee REMEMBER WHEN A weekly column that reprints some of the more interesting news stories that have appeared over the years in the pages of the South Lake Press. B2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, August 13, 2014 C OMMUNITY Proudly serving CLERMONT, MINNEOLA, GROVELAND, MASCOTTE and MONTVERDE YOUR CONTACT FOR LOCAL NEWS STAFF WRITER ...................... ROXANNE BROWN TELEPHONE .................................... 394 FAX .................................................. 394-8001 EMAIL ..... HOMETOWN: Clermont OCCUPATION: Retired teacher FAMILY: Husband, Rodney Jones; daughter, Meagan Jones; and son, Marcel Murry What do you enjoy most about south Lake County? Clermont has been my place of residen cy all of my life. In addition to that, I have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere and friendliness of the people, which may have contributed to my decision never to have re located. 1) If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sentence, what would it be? My personal philosophy of life is to do what I can for others while I can. 2) Name a person or incident youve come across recently thats touched you in some way. Why did this person or incident im press you so much? I recently attended a retirement celebra tion, which was spearheaded by my brother, Tim Murry. I was overwhelmed by the num ber of former students, family and friends who came from near and far to express their love and appreciation. Their acts of kind ness shown by their presence, gifts and kind words were truly a blessing. Their words alone reassured me that 41 years of teach ing was all worthwhile. One seldom realizes the impact that you might have on the lives of others. This is something that I will forev er remember and hold dear to my heart. 3) How does what you do contribute to the welfare of the area? Im greatly encouraged to believe that my years of service have contributed to the suc cess of many of my former students. Many of these former students are now making major contributions in the communities in which they live. 4) Name one of your greatest accomplish ments so far. My biggest accomplishment in life is to have lived a life that has resulted in the love and respect of my family, friends, stu dents and community. 5) Whats something youve always wanted to do but havent yet? My entire passion in life has been to work with children. I have been blessed for 41 years to have done that. Currently, I stand positioned awaiting Gods direction for the next phase of life. 6) What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the community? Many people feel that they have nothing that would contribute to the betterment of others. But I strongly encourage others to share their passions because as it is often said, No act of kindness is too small. FROM THE FILES | 47 YEARS AGO 1967 Reliving history through pages of the South Lake Press Meet Your NEIGHBOR MARTHA MURRY JONES M r. and Mrs. John Armstrong of Groveland cele brated their 67th anni versary. Married June 25, 1900, in Middle town, Del., they moved to Florida in 1921. After living at Island Grove in the Cross Creek area for seven years, they sold their home to author Marjorie Kinnan Raw lings and moved down state to Groveland. Their grove on Red wing Road has been home since 1928, al though they also op erated the Groveland Teacherage from 1932 to 1951. This was a board ing house and hotel for teachers and occasion ally others employed in the Groveland area. Seaman Larry G. Ragar, 20, USNR, son of Mrs. Francis L. Ragar of Clermont, completed his two weeks of annual active training duty at the Naval Training Cen ter in Great Lakes, Ill. Marine First Lt. Mar vin K. Boykin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mar vin Boykin of Minneo la, has earned his avia tors Wings of Gold after completing ight train ing at the Naval Train ing Station in Pensac ola. Named to the Deans List at Florida State University in Tallahas see were: Marvin Boyett and Frederick H. Thur mond, both of Cler mont, and Kenneth Roy Hart, Nancy E. Ku harske, William J. Staats and Tommy Rovin Wat son, all of Groveland. Dr. W. Smith has been certied as a diplomat in the American Board of Abdominal Surgery. Dr. Ken has practiced in south Lake County since 1952. 26 YEARS AGO 1988 Mrs. Rose Formatos request for a CUP was approved to construct a triplex on a 1 -acre lot at the northeast corner of Minnehaha Avenue and Bowman Street. Clermont business man Speedy Wolfe, owner of CBS Industries and the property next to the Clock Restaurant on State Road 50, was giv en approval to purchase from the city one-half acre of property near the existing water tank. NAMES IN THE NEWS The credibility of Cl ermont baseball pro grams got another boost when the Atlan ta Braves looked to the south Lake town for a possible prospect. It was the second time in two weeks that a major league team tapped a Clermont player for a shot at the big time. Phillip Lowery, son of Ken and Martha Low ery of Clermont, was handed a free agent contract Saturday after a special tryout at Lake City Community Col lege, where the Braves staged the camp. To help parents get their children ready to go back to school, the Florida De partment of Health in Lake County will be offer ing free immunizations in Leesburg, Umatilla and Cl ermont Saturday. Before children can reg ister for school, parents must provide documen tation showing proof of vaccination against diph theria, tetanus, pertussis, measles, mumps, rubel la, varicella (chickenpox), hepatitis B and polio dis eases, health department staff assistant Lucy Gar cia said in a press release. Proper proof is considered a Florida Certicate of Im munization (Form 680), which can be obtained from a physician or the Health Department. Effective in 2011, chil dren will need to have a fourth polio vaccination, after their fourth birthday, which has to be given be fore they start kindergar ten, Garcia said in the re lease. If the fourth dose of the polio vaccine is admin istered prior to the fourth birthday, a fth dose of po lio vaccine is required for entry into kindergarten. In addition, children entering kindergarten through sixth grade will need two varicel la (chickenpox) vaccines. Children entering, at tending or transferring to grades 7-12 in Flori da schools must com plete one dose of the tet anus-diphtheria-pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. The free immuniza tions will be offered Satur day at the Umatilla Health Center, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and at The Cl ermont Health Center, 875 Oakley Seaver Drive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. A parent or guardian must bring the childs current shot records. The health department is also offering basic physicals for school, camp and sports at the Umatilla Health Cen ter, Monday through Friday by appointment for $25. A current immunizations re cord is required. LEESBURG Health Department offering free immunizations P lenty of smiles could be seen Saturday at the Groveland Police De partments Kids Safe Pro gram event at the Lake Da vid Center. The event featured safety demonstrations, games, priz es, guest appearances, edu cational material giveaways and a school supply drive. The Kids Safe Program is funded by citizens and busi nesses in the community and supplies, prizes and promo tional items handed out are purchased with donations to the program. GROVELAND Safety first Police department partners with community for Kids Safe Program LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL ABOVE: Roy Cribb of the Florida Forestry Service is shown beside a re plow. The tires of the plow (resurfaced airplane tires) show some serious wear from the hot and heavy terrain in which the plow is used. BELOW LEFT: Chris Frazier of Groveland wears drunk glasses and attempts to walk the DUI line with a little help from trooper David Farrell. BELOW RIGHT: Adiel Rodriguez tries out one of the soap box derby cars on display at the event.


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Solution on page B9 pleased that Central Flori da will have the chance to host an event. The last time an LPGA event was played in Central Florida was in 2010, when the LPGA Tour Championship was played at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando. Its awesome to get anoth er event added on the sched ule, and then to be in Florida, its like a dream come true, Brittany Lincicome, a resi dent of Seminole in Pinellas County and a ve-time win ner on the LPGA Tour, said in Golfweek It will be great to have all my family come and watch me play that week. A total of 108 players are expected to compete in the Coates Championship for a total purse of $1.5 million. The winners share will be $255,000. Golden Ocala ofcials, ac cording to Golfweek will lim it the size of the eld because of the shorter days and the chance of frost. The private layout opened in 1986 and has hosted events on the Symetra Tour, formerly known as the LPGA Futures Tour, in the 1990s. It measures 6,735 yards and plays to a par of 72. Designed by Ron Garl, Golden Ocala incorporates holes recreated from some of the worlds best-known courses, including Augusta National, St. Andrews, Roy al Troon, Baltusrol and Muir eld. Coates Golf is one of the in dustrys newest companies and will be headquartered in Ocala. Company ofcials say it will ofcially launch at the PGA Merchandise Show in January at the Orange Coun ty Convention Center in Or lando. Coates golf is ecstat ic to bring such a premi um, world-class event to our community in Ocala, said Mollie Coates, president of Coates Golf. We found this opportunity to partner with the LPGA the perfect plat form to launch our exciting new company. We have al ways been dedicated fans and supporters of the LPGA and of womens golf and we are honored to kick off the 2015 season right here in our hometown. In addition to Lincicome, other notable LPGA stand outs who live in Florida in clude: Lexi Thompson, Pau la Creamer, Christina Kim, Anna Nordqvist, Stacy Lewis and Karrie Webb. No names have been released of any players who have committed to play in the tournament. LPGA FROM PAGE B1 PHOTO COURTESY OF CHAD ROBINSON Members of Wait-4-It are Robinson, Deborah Robinson, Nancy Harris, Thomas Sharp, James Georgidades, Kim Marusa, Phil Marusa and Will Gifford. captain of Wait-4-It, competed in 2003 as a member of Hustlers, a local 9-ball team. We nished 49th out of a national eld, Robinson said. Thats wasnt too bad for a rst time. Robinson said airfare and hotel accommoda tions for the duration of the tournament were provided by the APA. Both teams are mem bers of the Central Flor ida chapter of the APA. Thousands of play ers are expected to con verge on Las Vegas for the tournament. Each player and team ad vanced through local and regional competi tions to earn their spots in the eld. The skill levels for all teams ranges from be ginners to advanced, Robinson said. A hand icap system is used by the APA, which levels the table. Anyone is ca pable of winning. No matter what happens, Ive told our teams the main goal is to go out there and have some fun. Its not of ten that you get an op portunity like this and its important to en joy yourself and make it a trip that you will re member forever. Both local teams are coed. In fact, Wait-4-it has two married cou ples on the roster. POOL FROM PAGE B1 mornings, unlike many area teams. Instead, he said the Bulldogs will have afternoon practic es and will go again for two hours beginning at 7 p.m. on days that fea ture multiple practices. The rst week is a lot of teaching, Cardo so said. I think it also helps to keep us a lit tle healthier. We have a limited number of play ers and a lot of them are going to play on of fense and defense. Well spend time this week teaching everyone how to tackle and well be ready to go next week. Having to wait ve days before we can have contact doesnt put us behind the learning curve at all. One area of concern for all coaches, espe cially during the rst few of weeks of practice, is making sure players stay hydrated and do not show signs of heat injuries. Most coaches prescribe frequent wa ter breaks to help com bat the combined ef fects of searing heat and suffocating humidity. Cardoso said play ers can drink water when they need it and the team takes orga nized breaks every 30 minutes. Coaches con stantly walk around the practice eld, talking to players and looking for indications that some one might be strug gling with the heat. Were in great con dition, Cardoso said. Our kids worked hard all summer in the weight room and at camps, so they are fa miliar with the heat. Its still a big concern for us though. Weve talked about the importance of staying hydrated and all the coaches are al ways watching for signs of trouble. Bulldogs quarter back Lamar Smith said, Most of us grew up here and were used to the heat and the hu midity. Its just a matter of using common sense while were out here. Regardless of the goals coaches may have set for the open ing weeks of practice, they have to convince their players they can reach those standards. If players dont buy into a system, the greatest coach in the world will struggle to win games. That doesnt appear to be the case at Mount Dora Bible, where play ers are convinced they will build on last years success. Weve set a lot of goals and have a lot of expectations for our selves, Smith said. We have to be better than we were last year if were going to reach our potential and surpass it. Our goal is to win a championship. We be gan working towards that goal after last sea son ended and we car ried that through our spring workouts. It feels great to be back out on the eld and playing football again. FOOTBALL FROM PAGE B1 BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL The Mount Dora Bible football team runs drills during a spring practice. PHOTO COURTESY OF GOLDEN OCALA GOLF AND EQUESTRIAN CLUB Golfers play at Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club. The LPGA announced recently that it would open the 2015 tour at the private course in Marion County.


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