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SEE PAGE B2 REMEMBER WHEN | B1 MLB: Former East Ridge star leads Yankees past Rays WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2014 50 NEWSTAND INSIDE CLASSIFIED B5 CROSSWORDS B4 REAL ESTATE E1 REMEMBER WHEN B1 SPORTS B2 VOICES A4 WORD ON THE STREE T A2 SO UTH LAKE PRE SS V OLUME 99, NO. 34 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 BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL Michel Sallin, right, and his son Timothee pose for a photo at Cherry Lake Tree Farm. AUSTIN FULLER | Staff Writer A sprawling tree farm in Groveland, listed by Lake Countys Economic Devel opment ofce as a major em ployer, has a new boss. Timothee Sallin was recently promoted to president of Cher ry Lake Tree Farm and Legacy Scapes, taking the place of his father, Michel Sallin, who re mains president and CEO of IMG Enterprises and president of IMG Citrus. IMG Enterprises is the hold ing company of the operation al companies, according to Mi chel. The tree farm is in the orna mental tree, shrubs and palms business, and LegacyScapes handles installation and con struction. The combined com panies employ about 350 work ers. Timothee has spent 15 years with the company, becoming a member of the board of di rectors and executive team in 2005, according to a press re lease. He said he was most re cently the director of sales and marketing for Cherry Lake Tree Farm and LegacyScapes. My role is changing and its an opportunity to be more in volved with all aspects of the business, not just sales and marketing, Timothee said. Its an opportunity to work more closely with some of the other executives here on the goals of the business. Michel noted Timothees strengths as a leader as well as the fact that he has learned a lot about risk management. He said Timothee put together a strong team in his department. I believe thats the most im portant role of a leader: to be able to gain the trust of the people working in the organiza tion, Michel said. Timothee said he has learned from his father to ask a lot of good questions in order to draw out information from other ex ecutives and team members. He said he has also learned the importance of being very delib erate and thoughtful in making decisions, along with having a long-term vision and strategy. I really have enjoyed work ing with my father up to this point and Ive learned a lot from him, and I look forward to being able to continue to do that in my new role, continuing to learn from him how to be the top executive in a company like this, he said. Its an honor and its a sense of pride and also a sense of responsibility. Timothee said the business is entering a growth cycle and they have done a lot to position the company for success. He said that he will not be looking to change everything at the company overnight and that he really wants to con tinue in the tradition of what weve been doing here. Were a very successful com pany and theres a good recipe in place. Thats what I hope to do continue that. Michel said he is 63 and needs to move away from the business. He said he plans to be out of the operational level, but does not have a successor in place for his role at IMG Citrus. He said he recently put in a team of ve executives to act as general management, and it is possible the team could be his successor or one of them might become the successor. True to his roots Head of Cherry Lake Tree Farm, LegacyScapes passes torch to son I really have enjoyed working with my father up to this point and Ive learned a lot from him, and I look forward to being able to continue to do that ... Its an honor and its a sense of pride and also a sense of responsibility. Timothee Sallin President of Cherry Lake Tree Farm and LegacyScapes ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer Its been a busy couple of weeks for the Cler mont Fire Department, with the arrival of a new re truck and nine re ghters, Fire Chief Car le Bishop said. The truck, a pumper purchased for $350,000, is the rst of its kind around town, with a new color scheme and enhanced graphics. It is being housed at Fire Sta tion 1 on State Road 50. Bishop said the vehi cle has been custom ized to meet the needs of local crews. GROVELAND Clermont gets new pumper, 9 firefighters ROXANNE BROWN / DAILY COMMERCIAL Clermonts new $350,000 retruck made its public debut at last weeks National Night Out celebration. LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer The Florida Depart ment of Educations Ofce of Professional Practices Services has determined that no dis ciplinary action will be taken against two Lake Minneola High School administrators over this past winters class-size violations in the district. Linda Kaye Shep herd-Miller, principal at Lake Minneola, and Devon Michael Cole, as sistant principal at the same school, will not face any further investi gation at this time from the FDOE. Upon completion of the initial inquiry, the Ofce of Professional Practices Services has determined at this time further action by this of ce is not warranted, the letter states. Lake County Superin tendent Susan Moxley previously said no one in her ofce knowing ly coerced school prin cipals to lie about their class sizes to skirt state rules. Moxley called for a re view this winter after nding that six princi pals broke the law by inaccurately reporting their class sizes to the state. Simone Maduro-Fer guson, a teacher at Lake Minneola High School, recently tipped off the Florida Department of Education about the class-size violations. In her complaint, she State wont discipline south Lake schools ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer If you asked children who they enjoyed meeting at Clermonts recent National Night Out, many of them would probably say Buster the dog. Hes not just any dog though, but the Lake County Correction Institutes blood hound who was at the event showing off his snifng skills with his handlers. He was also available afterward for petting, as were his seven dwarfs the seven puppies left from a litter of 13 that were bred using Buster and his mate. Sgt. Steve Bridges, one of the dogs handlers, said Buster was rescued from the Lake County Animal Shelter when CLERMONT Sniffing dog has puppies, all in line for the job LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL Buster, a bloodhound at the Lake Correctional Institute, is worked by Sgt. Anthony Stepnowski. SEE FARM | A2 SEE SCHOOLS | A2 SEE CLERMONT | A3 SEE PUPPIES | A3


A2 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, August 20, 2014 MINNEOLA Back to School is COOL seeks donations Working to ensure student success for the more than 1,600 students clas sied as homeless and those at the poverty level, the local 501 charity Back to School is COOL is in need of donations for local kids. Items needed include clothing, uni forms, backpacks, school supplies, shoes, underwear, socks, toiletries and outerwear throughout the school year. For a complete listing of donation sites throughout south Lake County, go to Mail monetary donations to Back School is COOL-Lake County, P.O. Box 1962, Minneola, FL 34755. For information, call 407-575-7999 or email Julie Hulley at julie@backto CLERMONT Genealogical Societys season-opening meeting set The rst meeting for the Pastnders Genealogical Society of South Lakes new season is from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive. New classes begin on Sept. 2. Classes are open to those with an interest in researching their family tree: Sept. 2, General Help, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sept. 3, Basic Genealogy Forms Class at 10 a.m.; Sept. 4, General Help, from 9:30 a.m. to noon and Sept. 16, General Help, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For information, call 352-242-9805. CLERMONT Celebrity Softball Game coming to south Lake New Beginnings of Central Florida will host Batman, Robin, Captain America, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman and friends at the third annu al Celebrity Softball Game to benet local homeless families. A variety of players from the police, sheriff, re departments and political gures will compete on Friday at the NTC Softball Complex, 2350 Legends Way. Gates open at 5 p.m. with an exhi bition game and the Guns vs. Hoses game is at 7 p.m. Helicopter rides have been added to the event this year. Tickets for this family-friendly event are $5 each, and kids in any uniform get in free with a paying adult. Go to or call Sandy Farnsworth for information at 352-617-8788. CLERMONT Library sponsors trip to Tarpon Springs Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library is sponsoring a trip to Tarpon Springs on Sept. 18 for interested par ties. It will include a two-hour Sun Line eco-cruise, and a stop at the Spongerama Museum and the many Greek shops and restaurants in the city. The bus will leave the Cooper Memorial Library parking lot, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive, at 7:30 a.m., and will depart from Tarpon Springs at 3 p.m., at a cost of $69 per person. For information and to reserve a seat, call Judy Knotts at 352-459-7726 or Priscilla Suffredini at 352-429-2747. CLERMONT Friends of the library to celebrate 5 years Friends of the Cooper Memorial Library will celebrate ve years at its current location, 2525 Oakley Seaver Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 28 as they host a day of fun, light refresh ments and giveaways. Friends of the Library raises funds for the library and many special pro grams through ongoing efforts such as the semi-annual book sale and the upcoming trip to Tarpon Springs on Sept. 18. For information, call Judy Knotts on 352-459-7726 or Priscilla Suffredini on 352-429-2747. Area Briefs What south Lake residents are saying about ... COMMON CORE What is your opinion on the Common Core educational initiative? 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 I personally have not studied it myself, but I work with a lot of teach ers and none of them like it. I personally believe that the teachers should be al lowed to customize their classes to who they teach. I think a creative teacher is a better teacher not to say we shouldnt have standards. We have to have standards. CHRIS SMITH CLERMONT While there is a certain amount of trouble and ex pense to put the program in place, I think the ben ets of being able to mea sure students academic achievement from start to nish is truly important. BOB ELLER CLERMONT To me, Common Core, like any traditional ed ucational system, is de signed by the government to create workers for the future, and is not child oriented. JAN SHELDON GROVELAND I believe teachers have a better sense of what makes a well-educat ed child than a politician does. Teachers will give children what they need to know from an objective viewpoint without push ing an agenda. Teachers will create critical think ers that question author ity. Politicians will create sheep. DAVID RICKLICK CLERMONT When you have a transition, I think its important you dont do it too late, it needs to be prepared, Michel said. Ive been working on my succession for the past 20 years, I think, and seriously on the past 10 years. He said he identied Timothee as a potential successor three or four years ago. There are 350 employees under Cherry Lake Tree Farm and Lega cyScapes, and they have added 12 administrative and management positions and 50 or 60 eld work ers in the last year, Michel and Timothee said, adding they are still looking for four more administra tive positions and 25 eld workers. South Lake Chamber of Com merce President Ray San Fratello said the areas economy has shifted from citrus to home construction and then to retail and service po sitions, and any jobs that diversify the economy are good. We are actually creating wealth, using resources here, bringing the money in where hopefully a lot of it stays, and thats able to help grow our economy and improve the quality of life, and it raises our standard of living, San Fratello said. He added that Timothee is young er, enthusiastic, has worked hard and has stuck with the company. He called him a very sharp guy. Cherry Lake Tree Farm has 1,084 acres, according to business docu ments. The company also has a small tree farm in Lake County and an other in Polk County. It also has a more than 600-acre palm farm near Fort Pierce, according to doc uments from the business. IMG Citrus, which has 150 employees, has groves throughout the state as well as a packing house. The company has around 1,800 acres under Cherry Lake Tree Farm and LegacyScapes. Michel and Timothee said Leg acyScapes only does large-scale projects as they do not want to compete with the tree farms cus tomers who would do the smaller projects. The plant material is sold to landscaping contractors, cities and re-wholesalers. IMG Enterprises is also work ing on starting a mitigation bank, where property, in this case one of their citrus groves, would be re verted back to original native hy drology and vegetation. The com pany would then get credits from water management districts and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Timothee said. Those credits can then be sold to developers that might be destroy ing or impacting wetlands in oth er areas, he explained, adding it is a way to restore large portions of land while creating an incentive and nancial mechanism to trans fer credits to developers. The father and son have been working on this project for ve years and are in the process of get ting a permit to do it. Timothee expects to be able to have cred its available for sale within 12 to 18 months. The ornamental tree farm start ed as a 10-acre plot used to diversi fy from citrus after freezes in 1983 and 1985, according to Timothee and Michel. Michel said they looked at blue berries, peaches, pecans, a sh farm and ornamental trees, settling on 10 acres of trees in 1985 that has grown to what it is today. FARM FROM PAGE A1 BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL Michel Sallin left, and his son Timothee pose at Cherry Lake Tree Farm. states she was asked to re move kids from her class roster during FTE count ing week, when schools are required to provide an accurate count of student enrollment to the state. School district ofcials subsequently launched an investigation and found additional report ing problems in ve oth er schools. Principals at Mount Dora High School, Tav ares Elementary School, Sawgrass Bay Elemen tary in Clermont, Sor rento Elementary, Lake Minneola High School and Grassy Lake Elemen tary in Minneola, report ed to the Department of Education that their aver age class sizes were small er than was actually the case. By Florida law, public schools are not permitted to exceed certain limits: 18 students per class in pre-kindergarten through grade 3, 22 per class in grades 4 through 8 and 25 in grades 9 through 12. Schools that violate those limits are subject to nes. The review by Carr, Riggs & Ingram found that 136 teachers said they were asked to sign or sub mit inaccurate class-size documents. The report further alludes to what it calls general statements from the District ofce that may have put per ceived pressure on staff to meet CSR requirements. As part of the review, surveys were sent to teachers, administrators and data processing staff. Out of 2,818 surveys, 1,517 responses were returned. According to the sur veys, 206 teachers 15 percent of respondents said they have had students placed in their classrooms who were as signed to other classes. In addition, 23 percent of administrators sur veyed said they knew that students were in class rooms while assigned to other classes. County School Board member Bill Mathias said while the ndings cer tainly does not justify that anyone should have felt intimidated, it clear ly did not reach the level that would require their license to be revoked or there would be disci plinary action. While acknowledg ing the FLDOEs ndings, board member Tod How ard said he still had con cerns with the class-size violation issue. I still believe there were inappropriate behaviors, he said. SCHOOLS FROM PAGE A1 By Florida law, public schools are not permitted to exceed certain limits: 18 students per class in pre-kindergarten through grade 3, 22 per class in grades 4 through 8 and 25 in grades 9 through 12. Schools that violate those limits are subject to fines.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A3 Mon. Fr i. 9am to 4pm, Sa t. by ap poi nt mentLAKE COUNTYS MOST TRUSTED NAME IN HEARING AI DS www .l akem edi calhe ar m Al an Bo one HA S, BC -HI S Pr esi den t& Wi fe Linda221 N. US Hwy 27, Sui te H(Acr oss fr om the Citrus To wer)CLER MONT24 3HEA R( 4327 )2755 S. Ba y St. Suit e F(Acro ss fr om Tr actor Supply Compan y)EUST IS48 3HEA R( 4327 ) We spent a lot of time researching what we really needed on the truck, on where ev ery piece of equipment should be placed, he said. We took out what we didnt need to get rid of some of the extra we were carrying around. As for the engines col or scheme, Bishop said the new engine has a black roof and red lower body. Another engine in need of a paint job will soon follow suit and all future engines will be ordered that way. The new graphics, he said, go along with the citys new logo. Its kind of exciting to change things up a bit after 10 years and with the new city logo being put in place, this kind of goes with that, Bishop said. The truck wont be short of riders either since nine new re ghters including three U.S. veterans are on the payroll as of Monday, thanks to a Federal Stafng for Ad equate Fire and Emer gency Response grant. The $1,308,375 grant will cover the costs of salaries and benets for two years. Bishop said the new reghters are under going a two-week train ing period, after which they will be split be tween Clermonts exist ing three stations and the new city and county joint station on the way after an Interlocal Ser vice Boundary Agree ment is implemented next month. When that happens, Bishop said the new sta tion, servicing develop ments, businesses and private residences to the eastern and south ern limits of the city, in cluding the sector plan, will be able to provide quality service with quicker response times than if trucks were be ing dispatched from one of the existing sta tions. Its kind of neat be cause with the ISBA, well be annexing more properties. More land means more we have to cover, Bishop said, adding that Senninger Irrigation, near State Road 50 and Hard er Road, donated two acres of land to the city for a new re depart ment in exchange for an access road on Harder. Bishop said once the station is operational, all it will need is another new re truck. The new station will be Clermonts fourth, but the only joint station, to be manned with both city and county reght ers and personnel. CLERMONT FROM PAGE A1 he was 8 months old and trained as a con traband-snifng dog. Buster is now 3 years old and fully trained. His seven offspring will all to be trained to fol low in his footsteps. He (Buster) is a great dog and all the kids love him, Bridges said. His tracking ability is great and he continues to train at least three times a week. The more hes around people, the less skittish hell be. Bridges said Bust er is great with people children or adults and loves to be pet ted and talked to, as long as he is in that mode. When handlers put a harness on him, though, its a different story. When Buster is wear ing his harness, it indi cates hes ready to go and hes all business, Bridges said. PUPPIES FROM PAGE A1 ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer More than 1,000 teachers from south Lake Countys 17 schools let their hair down for a morning celebration in their honor Thursday. It was the Teacher Appre ciation Breakfast present ed by the South Lake Cham ber of Commerce and Pig on the Pond for the Kids. Instruc tors were treated to a catered breakfast and 144 door priz es worth more than $150,000 from area businesses, organi zations and individuals. It is so uplifting to see a community come togeth er to support its teachers and schools, Superintendent Su san Moxley said. I cherish the tradition of South Lake Chamber of Commerces an nual breakfast because its one of those unique events that highlight what makes Lake County a great place to raise a child. Lake County Rookie Teach ers of the Year and Teachers of the Year were also recognized and showered with gifts and school supplies. Kelly Hitz, a rst-grade teacher starting her 20th year at Groveland Elementary School, said the breakfast was just the shot in the arm she needed. Its a good motivator to get everyone going, Hitz said. I took a Kagan workshop in Orlando this summer, so Im coming in with new ideas to excite, to teach, and get stu dents motivated. But after this, Im even more jazzed. Tim Bunnell, who teach es rst grade at Lost Lake Ele mentary School in Clermont, said the breakfast is some thing he and fellow teachers look forward to. Its great, he said. We come every year. We look for ward to it and we all really ap preciate it. Its something that gets us excited and ready to go. The annual event features a contest for the noisiest and craziest group of teachers from their respective elemen tary, middle and high schools. Some came equipped with noisemakers of all kinds, from cowbells, horns, whistles, drums and even megaphones. The three winners were Grassy Lake Elementary, Cecil Gray Middle School and East Ridge High School. The three won snow-cone parties from Kona Ice for the entire student body at each school. Besides the prizes howev er, the teachers also received gifts of gratitude. Tom English, Pig on the Ponds board chairman, praised all the educators. The late night grading, CLERMONT Over 1,000 teachers honored by chamber LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL Kelly Hitz, in the center, and the rest of her table shout it out for Groveland Elementary School. SEE TEACHERS | A8


A4 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Commissioners responsible for bad budget It is interesting to watch our county commissioners fret about how to deal with the nan cial mess they have gotten Lake County in. The most frightening is they have no clue that their ac tions, or lack of, have created the problem. When almost all of them have been elected on anti-govern ment, no-tax increases and pro-development platforms, the budget shortfall is no sur prise to those that believe in government. Doing away with impact fees to help their campaign contribu tors make more money was a se rious ideological error. Residential growth never pays for itself with out impact fees. They have not nanced the service needs of the county for a long time and now the needs have reached the point they no longer can be ignored. The chair of the county commission has said she does not want to cut services or raise taxes. Lake County has so many vot ers in gated communities which provide so many of the services, which voters not living in gated communities expect the county to provide. County taxes pale in comparison to the fees they pay for these services, so they have no incentive to pay more taxes for those living outside the gated communities. When will we, the voters, wise up and elect people that be lieve in government and work to improve the way government works. Most constitutional of cials in Lake County returned their mandatory pay raises to the county, but one returned it to a nonprot, because they spend their money wisely. MARVIN JACOBSON | Clermont School uniforms arent a bad thing With respect to the debate concerning school uniforms, it is beyond me why parents would not want school uniforms for their children. I am inclined to believe that it is the kids themselves who de cide what to wear at school. They will say that they need to express themselves with their taste in clothes. The competition should be reserved for academics, not in what one wears. Since my two grandchildren were required to wear uniforms, I have saved a ton of money for their clothing. For both boy and girl, collared shirts in white, black, green or navy, and khaki pants/ skirts. And there has been an im provement in grades throughout the school. The shirts and pants can be purchased for around $10 or $15 apiece and Wal-Mart has them for even less. It certainly beats the expen sive clothing from the Gap or other fancy stores. There is an other plus at my grandchil drens school. There is a large box where outgrown uniforms can be donated to incoming students. As it is required to wear a uni form in sports, so should it be for school classrooms, and maybe we would not have so many mediocre schools in Lake County. PIERRETTE MCCORD | Tavares In defense of Hobby Lobby I have a problem with peo ple who write to newspapers and make comments when they are uninformed. Lucinda McGinn went on a rant in a recent letter about re ligious entitities ling lawsuits against the contraception man date in the Affordable Care Act. What she failed to say is that Hobby Lobby does have some contraceptive items available under their insurance cover age, just not the ones such as the morning after pill and a few others that violate their religious beliefs. Last I knew, in this country you are free to get another job if you dont like the one you have. I am a business owner who wants and requires my employ ees to reect my product and services to my customers my way and with my values behind them. After all, its my business. The same goes for the bene ts the company may offer em ployees. I dont have to, but if I choose to, when you join my company as an employee you agree to my terms of employ ment. When did it change to the employee dictating to the owner how to run their business? Oh yeah, under the present administration. GEORGE LAPIERRE | Mount Dora T he Lake County School Board is consid ering mandating recess at all elementary schools in the county, and we have to won der why this hasnt been the case all along. The issue came up last week at a workshop called by board member Tod Howard, who said he would like recess to be offered at all schools throughout the district. Leesburg Elementary and a handful of other schools dont. It seems that some schools have skimped on recess in the interest of cramming in more in structional time in the frantic rush to get ready for the all-important FCAT testing. Howards argument and it is backed up by some solid research is that kids perform bet ter when they can take periodic breaks from the grind of their studies. The Journal of School Health reported in an article, The Crucial Role of Recess in Schools, that recess particularly unstructured recess and free play provides a unique contribution to a childs creative, social and emotional devel opment. The article concludes that recess time should be considered a childs personal time and should not be withheld for academic or puni tive reasons. School district administrators dont necessar ily disagree but say students already get breaks in their day. They note that most physical edu cation classes permit some free play time, and say that students generally are permitted to play during their lunch break if they want. A few minutes here and there may not be enough, however. In Miami-Dade schools, recess is offered three days a week for 15 minutes, and PE is offered ev ery day, according to Jayne Greenberg, district director for physical education and health liter acy at Miami-Dade schools. Greenberg told Dai ly Commercial reporter Livi Stanford that adding recess does not lengthen the school day. We have built it into the schedule, she told Stanford last week. If a schedule is done cor rectly, there is enough time that it does t in. We encourage classroom physical activity breaks. Kids need to be moving and (recess) enhances their academic performance. Greenberg believes that physical activity posi tively impacts academic performance. At a time when the entire U.S. education sys tem, and Floridas in particular, is under re for failing to prepare kids to compete in the global market, it perhaps seems triing to talk about mandating recess. But Florida schools should overlook no op portunity, no matter how marginal, to boost ac ademic performance. If recess provides an im portant break from the stress of academics and allows students to reset their minds and bod ies as the research suggests then perhaps Lake County should indeed mandate it. 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 Our students need a break The GOP failure on immigration In writing how immi grants are overwhelm ing our border patrol on July 20, Russ Sloan expands his target list to include others be sides President Obama. He includes the Democrats in Congress back in 1986. He also proposes that every Democrat ofcehold er in America adopt one illegal immi grant and pay for all of their expenses with out any taxpayer assis tance. Problem solved. One problem with this proposal is that there are not 11 million Democrat ofce hold ers in the land, so the problem isnt solved. Sloans greatest problem is that he has his guns point ed at the wrong tar gets. The lack of a comprehensive im migration bill that he castigates President Obama for should be credited to Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. The Senate passed a bipar tisan bill with over 60 votes months ago. The bill was expected to pass the House, again with bipartisan sup port. Speaker Boehner, however, has never had the intestinal for titude to bring it up for a vote. He accuses the Obama administration of hypocrisy for talking about returning young immigrants because our legal process makes it highly unlikely. Well, the law preventing their return without due pro cess was passed by the George W. Bush ad ministration. Further, President Obama has deported more ille gal immigrants when there was legal justi cation than any recent president. Sloan should get his Republican Congress to approve the presi dents request for the money to bring in more judges to speed up the legal return of the young immigrants. Once again Sloan at tacks President Obama and Democrats for a failure. Once again, he has it all wrong. BILL LORSON | Leesburg LETTER of the WEEK FILE PHOTO Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill.


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Each villa has two oors, with two units on each oor, but both oors have ground access as they are built on a hill. The tower has 26 units on four stories and an under building parking lot, Gibbs said. She said 62 percent of the tower is reserved or oc cupied and it was nished about a month ago. The 105-acre community also plans on building a sec ond rehab center and a new clubhouse that it hopes con struction can begin in late fall, Gibbs said. The club house will have an audito rium, a dining room and a room for informal dining. The major dining will move from the current communi ty center to the clubhouse, but there will be some type of food service kept at the com munity center as well. As the demand grows, Lakeview Terrace will build another residential tower, Gibbs said. We feel that certainly up grading and building new is also a way of sustaining our position here as a leading senior living community, Gibbs said. Construction of the villas began in February 2013 and the construction of the tower began in May 2013, with in frastructure work starting in 2012, Gibbs said. The cost of the tower and villas was $15 million, according to Gibbs. Gibbs said the expansions were necessary because ca pacity was being reached. We were reaching 96, 97 percent and we knew that there was a demand for this type of continuing care retire ment community, she said. About 325 residents now live there. In addition to the inde pendent living, the commu nity has a healthcare center that has a rehab and skilled nursing facility, an assist ed living facility, and a home health certied agency that serves residents, Gibbs said. They have a complete rehab, physical, occupational, and speech therapy department, she said. Its almost like an umbrel la here of all comprehen sive services, and its a con tinuum that they can move back and forth through these particular services all under (the) same Lakeview Terrace banner, Gibbs said. Lakeview Terrace add ed eight new employees be cause of the expansion, Gibbs said. Gil Owens, 79, moved into the villas with his wife in April. Owens said he lived in The Villages from 1999 and four years ago started look ing at Lakeview Terrace, but decided to wait for the new buildings. He said they moved to be in a place where their kids would not have to worry about them. Theyre happy that were here and that we dont have to worry about maintenance and if we need help its right here, Owens said. He said he liked the com munitys concept with the independent, assisted, and skilled nursing there and them cooking the main meal each day. Its a beautiful view. Its a beautiful concept. The price is right. Everything is going very smooth, he said. Lakeview Terrace annexed into Umatilla in May 2008. I see it as a tremendous as set to the city. Lakeview Ter race is a good business part ner with the city, too. Theyre excellent people to work with, City Manager Glenn Irby said. Irby said last year the city allowed Lakeview Terrace to use its tax exempt nancing designation in order to get a very low interest rate loan with no liability to the city. He said the city set it up to bond $65 million. Of that, the community has borrowed $35 million to date and plans to borrow another $6 million for the new club house and skilled nursing and rehab center, Gibbs said. The bond money was used to nance the expansion, Gibbs said. Irby said one of the reasons the community is important to the city is the residents are active and come into town to shop, which lends to com merce. Irby said annexing Lakev iew Terrace allowed the city to get to the intersection of State Road 19 and Coun ty Road 42. The east side of County Road 42 was rerout ed to that intersection and a blinking light was turned into a regular trafc light in recent years. I immediately saw it as the next growth area for Umatil la, Irby said. It would be benecial if the area gets restaurants, shop ping and entertainment that residents could walk to, Gibbs said. During the road work, the city put utilities in the inter section, Irby said. While Lakeview Terrace has its own water system, Irby said the expansions tripped a Department of Environmen tal Protection requirement, based on the number of res idents, for the community to have a redundancy for its wa ter system. He said the com munity has a second well, but did a cost analysis to get it running and decided to con nect to the citys system. He said Lakeview Terrace built the city a new 12-inch wa ter line from where the citys line terminated all the way to County Road 42. The city manager said changes in state law have al lowed the city to annex in the Kangaroo convenience store and property north of it, even though they are not contigu ous with Lakeview Terrace. ALTOONA Elder care facility completes first part of expansion PHOTOS BY BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL ABOVE: Lakeview Terraces new building is seen in Altoona. BELOW: Gil Owens, a 79-year-old resident who moved to the complex in April, picks okra from his plants at Lakeview Terrace. MILLARD K. IVES | Staff Writer A Clermont man who allegedly threatened to burn down two mobile homes, including one belonging to his family, was arrested last week on arson charges short ly after his home was gutted by re. Keel E. Welch, 28, was brought to the Lake County Jail on Aug. 12 and was being held on $10,000 bail. Fireghters said they responded to the Max Hooks Road home just before 2 a.m. that day, where ames and smoke were shooting from the front room of the struc ture. No injuries were reported. According to an arrest afda vit, the re was reported an hour after Lake County sheriffs deputies responded to the home on a domestic dispute call and left af ter being unable to nd the couple. Welch allegedly told re investigators he had been smoking in the front living room before heading to the bathroom for about 10 minutes. When he came out, he saw smoke and discovered a set of blankets on re in his sons bedroom. As with most suspicious res with no known origin, State Fire Marshal ofcials were called to the scene and their investigation pointed to the re being intentionally set, the sheriffs ofce stated. The afdavit states just prior to the re, Keel and his sons moth er had argued and he struck her, which led to the woman packing clothes and taking her son to a neighbors mo bile home, where depu ties were called. Witnesses told inves tigators the mother usu ally takes the child to a neighbors home when she and Welch argue. And Welch had said if the neighbor ever took the child and mother to the airport he would set the neighbors home on re as well as burn his own to the ground, ac cording to the afdavit. The afdavit adds one witness said Welch believed he could get away with arson be cause with a trailer, it would be difcult for investigators to deter mine where a re was started or who did it. CLERMONT Man charged with arson after mobile home catches fire WELCH


A6 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Plac ey our ad her ea nd re ac ht he Local Mar ket !VER YA FF ORD ABLE!Call to da y3 52-3942183 r f r f n r r rt n t r b b f f f f f n n f f t f f f t t f b ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer New Beginnings of Cl ermont is hosting a lo cal-celebrity-studded softball tournament Friday. Sandy Farnsworth, the organizations spokeswoman, said the entire lineup from the coaches to the players and even sur prise guests includes names that many peo ple should recognize. The lineup includes Stephen and Rob bie Keszey, the Swamp Brothers from the Dis covery Channel TV show, who will be ac companied by some reptilian friends. Col. Danny R. McKnight, a decorated U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose exploits as part of the force that seized Somali warlords in Mogadishu were proled in the lm Blackhawk Down, will throw out the rst pitch. The softball game, in its third year, benets homeless families in the area. People who have come out have told us theyve had a great time, and this year weve got even more things planned so it should be even more awe some, New Beginnings Spokeswoman Sandy Farnsworth said. The celebrity softball game is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the National Training Centers Leg ends Field at 1935 Don Wickham Drive in Cl ermont. Gates open at 6 p.m. and tickets are $5 per person. Children in any uniform will get in free with a paying adult. U.S. Congressman Daniel Webster and state Sen. Alan Hays will be opposing coach es and will lead their re spective teams the Congressional Crush ers and the Senatorial Smashers. This year, the team members will be mainly Guns & Hoses, consist ing of city and county reghters and city and countylaw enforcement ofcers. Its always a big com petition against the de partments, so well see what they do, Farn sworth said. According to Farn sworth, another new thing this year is the amount of activities that will be available for the children. Farnsworth said that means games, activi ties, a bounce house, face painting and a su per hero lineup in cluding Batman and his friends, who will be available for pictures. Those looking to throw a ball themselves will be able to aim at a dunk tank bulls-eye, dunking area ofcials and wellknown residents. Those wishing to aim high er can take a helicopter ride over town. Last year, New Begin nings raised $3,500 for their cause. Farnsworth said she is hoping that they can double that amount this year. For more informa tion, call 352-617-8788. CLERMONT Softball game this week to benefit the homeless U.S. Congressman Daniel Webster and state Sen. Alan Hays will be opposing coaches and will lead their respective teams the Congressional Crushers and the Senatorial Smashers. This year, the team members will mostly be city and county firefighters and law enforcement officers.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A7 LAKE COUNTY SCHOOLSWhen my opponent was elected two (2) years ago, Lake County Schools were a B rated School system. Now Lake County Schools have ve (5) F Schools and are rated a C School.On August 26, 2014VOTE ARDIZONEJohn Ardizone, a candidate with an ex tensive business background and teaching ex perience. Candidate for Lake County School Board District 1 www .voteardizone.comPa id by John Ardizone for School Board LAKE COUNTY ELECTIONS LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer TOD HOWARD Howard, a native of Lake Coun ty, said he is proud of his many accomplishments on the board, including $80 million in budget cuts, saving $10 million in inter est through renancing, setting up each school with Wi-Fi capa bility and forming partnerships with businesses and the com munity. One such partnership, Howard said, is a new health science pro gram for students in south Lake. Lake-Sumter State College, South Lake Hospital, the Lake County School District, Mont verde Academy and Universi ty of Central Florida are working together on the program. It is a great opportunity for our students, because it will help serve the future health care needs of our residents as well as providing the employment re sources our businesses need to be successful, he said. It is im portant we continue those part nerships, not just in south Lake, but in north Lake. Howard said if re-elected he also would like to continue to have a tight scal budget. MARC ANTHONY DODD A Clermont resident and teacher, Dodd said it is important to have a former educator on the board to help bridge the disconnect that occurs because the district is out of touch with the on going needs of the class room. I think once you have a former teacher on the board, it opens the door for a new level of ap proachability and acces sibility, he said. One of my primary motivations for running for school board was as a way to get teachers perspec tives included in our decisions. Dodd said the districts priori ties are in the wrong place. When we continue to hire more people at the district level that dont have any contact with the students, it is a challenge for us when you consider some of the most valuable time I get as a teacher is one on one or a small group setting, he said. JAMIE HANJA Hanja said she would like to bring a fresh perspective to the board as a nanny. I am an outsider, she said. I am not a business owner and not in the education system. I would come in with fresh eyes and look at the problems. Prior to her work as a nanny, Hanja was an ad ministrative assistant for eight years. The New York native said if elected she would incorporate her busi ness background and ex perience nurturing early childhood development into her decisions as a board member. Her top priority would be tackling the budget, she said. I would like to take my per sonal highlighter and decide what needs to stay and what needs to go, she said. The safe ty of the children is my priority. Hanja said she was unhappy with the boards decision to cut courtesy busing. I would nd some savings in other areas, she said. Candidates for School Board District 3 BRETT LE BLANC / DAILY COMMERCIAL District 3 Lake County School Board member Tod Howard speaks at a forum organized by the AARP for candidates that are running for local and state ofces held in the clubhouse of Hawthorne at Leesburg. DISTRICT 3 CANDIDATES TOD HOWARD AGE: 43 OCCUPATION: Chiropractor EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in nutrition and a doctor of chiro practic from Life University AFFILIATIONS: Howard serves on 14 committees including the South Lake Chamber Econom ic Development Committee, Safe Climate Coalition and Juvenile Justice Committee. MARC ANTHONY DODD AGE: 35 OCCUPATION: Kindergarten teacher at Grassy Lake Elementary EDUCATION: Bachelor of Arts in po litical science from the University of Florida. AFFILIATIONS: Grassy Lake School Advisory Council. JAMIE MARET HANJA AGE: 40 OCCUPATION: Nanny EDUCATION: Katharine Gibbs School of Business AFFILIATIONS: Involved in Kiwanis, Rotary Club, Womens Club and served as a Guardian Ad Litem. Founding board member of the Boys & Girls Club in south Lake. Past chair of Young Families Health Initiatives Committee. ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer In Clermont, three candi dates put their name in the hat for a chance to occupy seat 5 of the City Council. Tim Murry, Diane Travis and Dr. Thomas Spencer will square off in Tuesdays pri mary to see who goes on the ballot for the general election Nov. 4. The catch however, is that if one of the candidates gar ners at least 51 percentof the vote Tuesday, then that per son gets elected to seat 5 au tomatically, negating the need for another vote during the general election. If no one gets over 51 per cent of the vote, then the top two candidates will move on to the general election ballot, after which one will be de clared the winner. Currently sitting in seat 5 is Councilman Rick Van Wag ner, a local pastor who is not seeking re-election in or der to take his chances at the mayoral seat. Van Wag ner will face former council woman and retired educator Gail Ash in November. The mayors seat is open because longtime Mayor Hal Turville did not seek re-elec tion. Seat 1 councilman Timo thy Bates ran unopposed and will remain in his seat for an other two years. The election will be critical for Clermont, the largest city in Lake County, as it entures into decisions surrounding the Sector Plan, the man agement of a new $6.3 mil lion Clermont Arts and Rec reation Center, a possible need for a property tax in crease next budget year, and the building of a new police department. Following is what Murry, Travis and Spencer had to say about their bids for council. TIM MURRY Murry is running on a fourpronged platform. First, he wants to attract jobs that of fer attractive pay while creat ing a more business-friendly environmen. He also wants to continue pushing Cl ermonts visioning effort, which is borne out of a series of visioning workshops in 2013, and he aims to revital ize downtown Clermont by drawing in more events and venues that will make it an attractive destination. Final ly, Murry said he wants to en courage Clermont youth to participate more in city life. Concentrating on these four (4) core elements in a scally responsible manner will be vital in moving Cler mont forward, Murry said. I would like to see Clermont continue to grow in a smart, common-sense way that will protect the lakes and hills of Clermont. While a number of the lakes and hills that were present when I was grow ing up here in Clermont have disappeared, the remaining lakes and hills are valuable to Clermont and need protect ing, something that is vital to the attractiveness of the en tire area. Murry also said hed be in terested in discussing how to get people downtown by bringing in more events, starting with a fourth of July cele bration at Waterfront Park. Murry said his prior ity if elected is work ing with the council and staff to become a more scally responsi ble city. Using reserves to balance the budget for the past four (4) years was nancial ly irresponsible and continuing to use re serves will deplete the remaining reserves, thereby leaving no funds available for un foreseen emergen cies, Murry said. DIANE TRAVIS Travis said she believes that being a longtime resident of Clermont and owning her own business here makes her an ideal candidate because she is in tune with the busi ness pulse of the community. She believes she understands the challenges and rewards of existing businesses. Travis is also looking for ward to being an integral part of the citys master plan ning process, something she is glad is underway and that was based on the desires of area residents. I just want to be part of the master planning instead of the piecemeal planning from long past. I look forward to working with the city manager and the council on a 10-20 year plan for the city, Travis said. Among Traviss goals are to preserve Cler monts natural beauty and maintain its new found identity as a destination that focus es on health and well ness. My two main prior ities would be our en hancing our down town because healthy cities have healthy downtowns, and sav ing our lakes, Travis said. I wish to voice health and wellness throughout our city. In addition, our greatest asset is our Lakes and hills and we have to make sure we do not jeopardize that. We must pursue smart plan ning to protect them. THOMAS SPENCER Spencer said Clermont has three issues that should be addressed but that he wants to hear what citizens have to say. I want to hear what the people of Clermont wish. I plan on doing this by hold ing forums at least once a month in various places in Clermont. In order to rep resent the people, I have to know what they want, Spen cer said. If elected, Spencer said hed like to strengthen com munication between the city council and residents while focusing on his priority the need to revitalize local business in Clermont, espe cially in the downtown area. Our city must encourage businesses to set up head quarters in Clermont, and ad vertise our natural resources to increase prosperity. I carry the ideals of the people of Cl ermont, which is a plan that includes working toward of fering lower business proper ty taxes in exchange for com munity service and to work on streamlining the business application process in Cler mont, Spencer said. To do this, Spencer hopes to follow the model estab lished by Rick Baker, the for mer mayor of St. Petersburg Florida who wrote about ve strategies cities should fol low. The ve include improv ing schools, encouraging economic development, par ticularly in the urban core, improving the citys neigh borhoods, ensuring pub lic safety and enhancing the overall efcient of city gov ernment. In addition, Spencer said hed like to focus on preserv ing Clermonts lakes, culture and beauty. We have a rich culture and natural beauty to be both appreciated and shared. In making Clermont the true pinnacle of South Lake County, it must be effective ly marketed and developed. Bringing new business and enhancing the current busi ness is what is next, Spencer said. This will spark strong economic growth. Increas ing the visibility of our his toric areas with tourism does nothing but bring more and more visitors to our city and greatly increase its revenue. Clermont Council candidates talk economic development SPENCER TRAVIS MURRY ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer Mascotte City Coun cil members Louise Thompson and Brenda Brasher will return to ofce this fall because no one qualied to run against them when the candidate deadline passed last week. According to the citys website, Brasher, the citys current may or pro tem, was rst elected to the council in 2002 and has lived in Mascotte for 18 years. Thompson, a 13-year resident, has served on the council since No vember 2011, when she was elected to take Tony Rosados coun cil seat when he ran for mayor. She was then re-elected in 2012 for a full two-year term. Montverde also held its annual caucus this week so residents could nominate others for open at-large seats on the towns council. This year, there are two at-large council seats currently held by Joe Wynkoop and Jim Peacock both up for re-election. According to Mary Mason, the towns clerk, Wynkoop and Peacock were nom inated for the posts Tuesday, as was Billy Bates, a former council member who last year gave up his seat and lost his bid for mayor against Troy Bennett. Mason said those who were nominat ed have until noon Fri day to qualify. Any oth er residents wishing to qualify may also do so, but the protocol is slightly different. In Minneola, qualify ing also ended at noon Monday. There, Seat 2 incumbent Lisa Jones, who has served one term on the council, was opposed by politi cal newcomer Russ Sil verstein, owner of Out rageous Audio. Seat 4 Councilor Kelly Price, now in her third term, will serve a fourth term as she is running un opposed. Clermont and Grovelands quali fying periods ended in June. Voters will have a chance to make their nal picks on the Nov. 4 ballot. MASCOTTE Council members return to office unopposed DODD HANJA


A8 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, August 20, 2014 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 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 Living Yo ur Best Life 255 Wa terman Av enue Mount Dora, FL 32757 www .W atermanV Wa te rman Vi llage: Lo ca te d in one of Am erica s Wa terman Vi llage s Mount Dora was the ONL Y TOWN IN FLORIDA to be named to America s 20 Best Small To wns by Smithsonian Magazine. And when USA To day ranked small towns on their re tir ement appeal to Baby Boomers, they named Mount Dora as one of the TOP 4 IN THE NA TION, and the ONL Y ONE IN FLORIDA!Se e fo r you rs el f!To arrange a visit to Wa ter man Village and Mount Dora, call (352) 385-1126 or email info@water lesson preparation, not to mention the meetings and after school activities, etc., English said. I apol ogize in advance because even having said this, I am sure I have under-estimat ed your challenges. I dont know that anyone but a teacher could understand this from a commitment perspective. South Lake Chamber of Commerce President Ray San Fratello said he be lieves the breakfast is the least that can be done for the areas teachers. The energy level (at the breakfast) gets higher and higher and every year ... , he said. It makes your day to feel this much en ergy this early in the day and it makes me proud to be a part of it just knowing what these teachers con tribute to the education of our children. This program is about recognizing and rewarding them for that. Recently retired Lake County Chief of Adminis tration Aurelia Cole said she would like to see sim ilar events for teachers throughout the district. TEACHERS FROM PAGE A3 LINDA CHARLTON Special to the Daily Commercial The death of a 1-year-old toddler in his grandparents Groveland home in February remains largely a mystery, al though public records related to the case point to two pos sible causes that are being in vestigated by authorities. Carter Godwin, who died on Feb. 21, was spend ing some time at the home of his maternal grandpar ents. As required by statute, Groveland police reported his death to the states Child Abuse Hotline. Groveland police are saying very little about the case, cit ing the restraints of an ongo ing homicide investigation. Assistant State Attorney Hugh Bass also declined to discuss it, saying only, that it is still a pending investiga tion. Department of Children and Families spokeswom an Kristin Gray reports that DCF had no prior involve ment with the family, that the childs presence in the house was an arrangement between the mother and the grandparents, because the mother was working. Groveland police are releas ing no information about how long the child had been at his grandparents home or who had access to him. An afda vit led in support of a search warrant suggests that the child had been there at least one day and was probably there longer. The afdavit indicates the grandmother put the baby to bed in his playpen at 8 p.m. the night before. The playpen was at the foot of the grand parents bed. When their alarm went off at 4 a.m., the grandmother found the baby cold and unresponsive. The grandfather administered CPR, the grandmother called 911 and EMS arrived shortly thereafter. EMS declared the baby dead at 4:20 a.m. The search warrant was is sued later that day, and the afdavit cites ndings by the medical examiner exten sively. Several different inju ries were described, all in the process of healing. Most of the injuries were minor, the one exception being an inju ry to the bowels caused by a strike or blow that was hard enough to cause the bowel to split, the afdavit states. The fact that the warrant focused on dirty diapers in dicates the medical examin er was focused at the time on the bowel injury. An ofcial DCF website points to another possi ble cause of death: trama dol, also known by the brand name Ultram. The DCF child fatality pre vention website gives the fol lowing summary of the in cident: -year-old found unresponsive while in the care of his grandparents. Tra madol was detected in the childs system, which is con sistent with medication pre scribed to the grandparents. It is unknown how the child gained access to the medi cation or the amount he may have ingested. The drug is a synthetic opi oid, prescribed for moderate to moderately severe pain. According to Education Coordinator Debi Forrest of the Poison Information Cen ter in Jacksonville, there are no safety guidelines for pedi atric use of tramadol, as it is not prescribed for children. Any dose can be hazard ous, Forrest said. As described in the stan dard patient information for the drug, symptoms of an overdose may include cold, clammy skin, difcult, shal low or slow breathing, drows iness leading to unrespon siveness or coma, excessive sweating, limp muscles, pin point pupils, seizures and a slow or irregular heartbeat. On Monday, tramadol goes on the Drug Enforcement Agency list of controlled sub stances, Schedule 4, as it is a drug being diverted for recre ational use. It was an unscheduled narcotic, according to DEA spokesman Joe Moses, in creasingly used, no doubt, because it was unscheduled. Four years ago the Depart ment of Health and Human Services petitioned the DEA to place tramadol on the con trolled list, Schedule 4. On July 2, DEA published a nal ruling. That rule goes into ef fect on Aug. 18. GROVELAND Death of toddler still a mystery 6 months later


Wednesday, August 20, 2014 SOUTH LAKE PRESS A9 CLERMONTBLESSEDSACRAMENTCATHOLICCHURCH rf rnrtfnrb English: 4 pm and Spanish: 7 pm 8 am, 10 am, 12 noon (Contemporary Mass) 5 pm (Contemporary Mass) 3:00 pm 3:45 pm (Eng.) 6:15 pm 6:45 pm (Sp.) Corner of Hwy 50 & 12th St. (Rt 561) CROSSROADSFAMILYFELLOWSHIPChristian Non-Denominational Where our priority is God, Families & Community 15701 S.R. 50, #106 Clermont, FL 34711 At Greater Hills and Hwy 50 Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Children classes both services Men and womens monthly meetings Open prayer Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Sr. Pastors Jim and Linda Watson Assoc. Pastors Lee and Vanessa Dobson Phone: (352)242-1144 God is good...all the time!FIRSTUNITEDMETHODISTCHURCHMaking Disciples Sunday 8 & 11am (Traditional) Sunday 9:30am (Contemporary) Thursday 7pm (Celebrate Recovery) Reverend Doug Kokx, Senior Pastor Reverend Dawn Fryman, Pastor of Congregational Care t r f rnrtfnf n GRACECOMMUNITYCHURCHCLERMONT, FL Many Other Activities each week fff n Jon Bekemeyer, Senior Pastor 407-877-4048 www.communitychurchclermont.orgLIBERTYBAPTISTCHURCH Bible Fellowship Groups 9:30 am Worship Service 10:40 am Family Prayer Service 6:00 pm Bible Study 7:00 pm Groups for adults, teens, and children Chris Johnson, Senior Pastor For directions and more information, visit: 11043 True Life Way Clermont, FL 34711 352.394.0708 NEWJACOBSCHAPELMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCH r f nt b nnt f nn Pastor: Rev. Rex Anderson Assistant Pastor: Rev. Darryl Church Youth Pastor: Rev. Tone Lundy Church Clerk: Mrs. Lucressie D. Mcgriff Church Motto: Equipping Changed People for A Changing World! Schedule of Worship Services Sunday Morning Service 11:00 a.m. Youth/Adult Bible Study Thursdays 6:45 p.m. e-mail addresses: (Pastor Anderson) (Church Clerk) Contact: Lucressie Mcgriff 352-348-7955 REALLIFECHRISTIANCHURCHHelping Real People Find Real Faith Saturday 6:00pm Sunday 9:30am, 11:15am & 6:00pm Vida Real (en espaol), Domingos a las 6:00pm Family Night is every Wednesday! Lil Life Groups (Nursery 5th grade) 6:30-7:30pm The Way (Middle School) 6:30-7:30pm Catalyst (High School) 7:30-8:30pm Real Parenting 6:30-7:30pm rnrtfnrrSOUTHLAKEPRESBYTERIANCHURCH 131 Chestnut St., Clermont 352-394-2753 East Ave 1 block south of SR 50 Worship Times: Sunday 9 AM (Contemporary) ; 11 AM (Traditional) Church school for all ages 10:00 AM Childcare provided Youth Group Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM www.southlakepresbyterian.orgST. MATTHIASEPISCOPALCHURCH574 West Montrose Street Clermont, FL 34711 352.394.3855 8:00 am (Rite I) 10:00 am (Rite II) 5:00 pm (Praise & Worship) Mens Prayer Breakfast FERNDALEFERNDALEBAPTISTCHURCHat CR455 & CR561A 407-469-3888 Pastor: Gordon (Bird) Sanders Sunday School: 9:15 am Sunday Morning Worship: 10:30 am Evening Worship & Discipleship Study: 6:00 pm TeamKid: Sunday 6:30 pm Wednesday: 7:00 pm Prayer Service, Youth Activities, Mission Kids for ChildrenGrovelandFIRSTBAPTISTCHURCH OFGROVELANDnt Sunday School 9:45 am Sunday Services 10:50 am & 6:00 pm Wednesday Service 6:30 pmMT. OLIVEMISSIONARYBAPTISTCHURCHSunday Worship Service 11:00 AM Sunday School 9:30 AM Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 PM Youth Bible Study Wednesday 7:00 PM Come As You Are. All Are Welcome! bf rfrb n r ftnr r ftnrfMINNEOLACONGREGATIONSINAI OFMINNEOLAA Progressive Jewish Congregation Shabbat services are conducted every Friday at 7:30 pm Services are held at the synagogue located at: 303A North US Highway 27, Minneola Religious School, Mens Club & Womens Club rnfrnrr n NEWLIFEPRESBYTERIANCHURCH, PCA18237 E. Apshawa Rd. Minneola, FL 34715 Music Ministries 407-920-0378 Sunday School 9:30 am Worship 10:45 amTEMPLE OF THELIVINGGOD n Sunday School 9:30 am Sunday Worship & Childrens Church 11:00 am Sunday Evening Worship 6:00 pm Wed Worship & Youth Service 7:00 pm Rev. Loyce RowlandMONTVERDEWOODLANDSLUTHERAN(LCMS)15333 CR 455, Montverde, FL 34756 407-469-2525 Pastor Rev. Dr. Brian Kneser Sunday Service 8:30 am & 11 am Sunday School 9:45 amOAKLANDPRESBYTERIANCHURCH218 E. Oakland Ave. (1/2 mile N. Hwy 50 at Tubb St./ West Orange Lumber) 8:45 am Contemporary Worship 9:45 am Sunday School For All Ages 11:00 am Traditional Worship Nursery Provided All Services 407-656-4452 Dr. Robert P. Hines, Jr. South Lake South Lake Gathering PlacesSpiritual WorshipforGathering PlacesSpiritual Worshipfor BECKER FUNERAL HOME Ser ving Florida Fa milies Since 1957 A Full Ser vice Home -Locally Owned & Opera tedRon Becker & Charles Becker ,F uneral Directors352394 -7 12 180 6 W. Minneola Av e. ,C ler mont, FL Cremation ChoicesDir ect Cr emation$675Plus Container Ron Beck er ,D ir ector352-394-8228921 S. US Hwy 27, Minneola, FL DISTRICT 1 CANDIDATES BILL MATHIAS AGE: 60 OCCUPATION: President, Mathias Foodservice Equipment A resident of Okahumpka, Mathias has served 20 years on school boards for public and private institutions, including two years on the Lake County School Board. JOHN ARDIZONE OCCUPATION: Real estate broker/teacher A resident of Montverde, Ardizone earned an associates degree and attended the UCLA exten sion program while working as a police ofcer for the Los Angeles Police Department. He is a volunteer with the Lake County Sheriff s Ofce. DISTRICT 5 CANDIDATES STEPHANIE ANN LUKE AGE: 36 OCCUPATION: Teacher Luke and her family have lived in Eustis since 2003. She is a graduate of Tavares High School and the University of Central Florida, where she received both her bachelors degree in elemen tary education and her masters degree in science and mathematics with an emphasis in tech nology. Luke started her career as a teacher in Lake County in 2000. After completing her masters de gree in 2006, she moved into the elementary mathematics program specialist position, where she implemented curriculum mapping, benchmark testing and professional development based on current standards. She also established Lake County Schools STEM Bowl Competition. NANCY MUENZMAY AGE: 64 OCCUPATION: Director of business incubator programs, Lake-Sumter State College Muenzmay grew up in South Bend, Ind., as one of eight children. She is married to Kress Muenzmay and they have three stepchildren, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Muenzmay received her bachelors and masters degrees in education at Indiana State Universi ty at Terre Haute, Ind. She worked on her MBA in nance at Fairleigh Dickenson at Teaneck, N.J. PETER TARBY AGE: 58 OCCUPATION: Real estate broker A resident of Umatilla, Tarby served on the Umatilla City Council for the last six years. He was the 2012 president of Florida League of Cities and has served on several committees for the Lake County Commission. LAKE COUNTY ELECTIONS American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 55 in Clermont recently received an award from the Department of Florida for 102 percent membership. Pictured are Terri Monroe, membership chair, and Tammy Watson, president. SUBMITTED PHOTO MEMBERSHIP AWARD PRESENTED TO AUXILIARY SUBMITTED PHOTO Dave Lofgren, center, chairperson of the scholarship committee for the Kiwanis Club of Clermont, spoke to club members recently about scholarships and the selection of recipients and introduced other members of the committee: Dennis Horton, Eleanor Lofgren, Fred Wettering and Nello Woodhouse. The amount students receive in scholarships has increased over the years and in June 2014 the Club donated 15 scholarships to graduating seniors from East Ridge and South Lake High Schools in the amount of $1,500 each. An additional scholarship of $2,000 was given to a student from the Montverde Academy Key Club. For information, call 352-227-4094. KIWANIANS SELECT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS


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B1 SOUTH LAKE PRESS Wednesday, August 20, 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: Haines City OCCUPATION: Owner of Full House BBQ of Clermont and Mikes Tool and Equipment FAMILY: Maranda Bell, wife; Camden Bell and Conner Bell, sons What do you enjoy most about south Lake County? I enjoy that it is local busi ness-friendly with a small-town feel and great proximity to ma jor metropolitan areas. I also like that south Lake has the hills of Florida. 1) If you had to summarize your philosophy of life in one sen tence, what would it be? Never give up on chasing your dreams, with family, work or any thing else. 2) Name a person or incident youve come across recently thats touched you in some way. Why did this person or incident impress you so much? My wife, Maranda, recently n ished her B.S. in medical admin istration while managing a house and working with me. 3) How does what you do contrib ute to the welfare of the area? Full House BBQ of Clermont is currently run out of the Clermont Farmers Market every Sunday and it provides high-quality, homemade BBQ at a reasonable price. We also sponsor NTC aquatics in Cler mont, where our sons swim. 4) Name one of your greatest ac complishments so far. Opening my food trailer (Full House BBQ) with the support of my three greatest loves, my wife and sons, was a great accom plishment. 5) Whats something youve al ways wanted to do but havent yet? I want to open a restaurant. 6) What advice would you give to people who want to help out in the community? Just ask around. There is always something to do, from volunteer ing at the Farmers Market or at the Hospice Center behind the hospital to being a timer at the swim meet. Just ask, because there are many organizations that can always use some help some where. Meet Your NEIGHBOR MICHAEL BELL ROXANNE BROWN | Staff Writer F ifty-ve rearms, in cluding an illegally sawed-off shotgun, were taken off the streets Thurs day by Clermont police. Walmart gifts cards worth $50 each were exchanged for the weapons as part of the 16th annual Kicks for Guns event across Central Florida. The Clermont ex change took place under a tent behind Stormy Hill Har ley-Davidson. Its a great cause. It gets a lot of rearms off the streets that could potentially be used in crimes or that have been used for crimes, po lice Sgt. Brent Joyner said. It helps keep people in our community that much saf er. Each time a car drove un der the tent, ofcers would approach the drivers side window and take the guns. If volunteered, a little back ground information on the gun was welcome. Police Capt. Michael Mc Master said people could hand over the guns, no questions asked, even if the guns were stolen or illegal. We are here for one rea son, which is to take the guns people want to give back to us, no questions to us, no questions asked, he said. This is peoples one day of amnesty, no matter what type of gun it is. When a rearm was hand ed over, the serial number, type, model, brand, etc., was recorded and typed into a computer database. Even tually, all the guns collected at each location will be de stroyed, McMaster said. We destroy all the guns we collect to make sure they dont make it back out onto the streets, he said. Last year, Clermont gath ered 54 guns, including two illegal models. Abe Harris showed up at the event to hand over a couple of guns he no longer needed and said its good that people turn old, bro ken, or unwanted guns in to authorities because even pellet guns like the ones he surrendered can be easily turned into much deadlier weapons. A person with the know how could turn the barrel of a pellet gun into a zip gun and make them into .22s, he said. Police were not giving out the gift cards for pellet guns but people were still hand ing them in, along with shotguns, antique guns, .22-caliber weapons and others. Wes Lineberry gave up an old Saturday night special that his wife no longer want ed. It was a dangerous hand gun, even for the shooter, he said. I guess you could say it was a cheap hand gun. It belonged to my wife, but we have no need for it now, Lineberry said, adding that its safer in police hands than anyone elses. Crimeline spokesperson Barb Bergin reported more than 800 rearms across Central Florida were col lected Thursday, including 21 that were illegal. Some of the more unusual items col lected included two pota to launchers, a pipe bomb, which was exploded by the Volusia County Bomb Squad, and four grenades. Kicks for Guns Clermont police collected unwanted firearms in the 16th annual event Thursday PHOTOS BY LINDA CHARLTON / SPECIAL TO THE DAILY COMMERCIAL ABOVE: Wes Lineberry turns in what he terms a Saturday night special to Clermont police Sgt. Brent Joyner. BELOW: Police Capt. Michael McMaster takes a closer look at a intlock pistol that was turned in. Each time a car drove under the tent, officers would approach the drivers side window and take the guns. If volunteered, a little background information on the gun was welcome. Police Capt. Michael McMaster said people could hand over the guns, no questions asked, even if the guns were stolen or illegal. LIVI STANFORD | Staff Writer Two follow-up audits on Lake County Animal Services found the shelter still has problems with cash manage ment, record keeping, proper recording of liens and facili ty needs. In 2013, two internal audits cited at least 45 areas for im provement. Bob Melton, inspector gen eral with the Lake County Clerk of Courts ofce, who conducted the follow-up au dits, said the review of An imal Services kennel and eld operations was a mixed bag. One of the (previous) is sues was the animal tracking process, he said. The original audit pointed to inadequate records at the shelter. Among other things, the shelter didnt proper ly account for many animals coming in. Management also has not been consistent at the shel ter. The head of the Animal Services division announced her resignation in March, cit ing a tight budget and pub lic pressure over the depart ments euthanization rate. Cyndi Nason was the second director of Animal Services to resign within the past year. Nason and Marjorie Boyd both resigned amid pressure from animal activists who claim the shelter was eutha nizing too many animals. But the public criticism is only a partial reason for the resignations, county ofcials said, pointing to funding is sues that kept the county from hiring a eld supervi sor and rescue coordinator to help take the pressure off the director. County commis sioners agreed in a meeting on March 11 to delay funding those positions until Oct. 1. While Melton said there have been improvements in the tracking process, with animals now accounted for, there is concern about ani mal identication cards. During our follow-up re view we were unable to lo cate 15 out of 64 animal Inspector: Lake County Animal Services audit a mixed bag DAILY COMMERCIAL FILE PHOTO Cats wait in a shelter to be adopted at the Lake County Animal Services in Tavares on July 2. The Division of Inspector General recently released a special review of Lake County Animal Services, saying the shelters intake and vaccination policies are adequate. SEE SHELTER | B2


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