NEW JAIL DESIGN
CONTAINS 1,000 BEDS
Plans for the new Lake County jail are for a 1,000-bed facility versus the 600-bed facility planned previously. Each building will have four levels consisting of two pods. Twenty-eight beds are planned for the medical facility, 24 beds for isolation and an area for minimum-security inmates. Construction will begin in March of 1990 with an expected completion date of April 1992.
The new justice building has not been designed and no timetable is available. The jail and justice building will have underground access.
NEWS OF NOTE
The 30-acre DeSisto at Howey High School property was sold back to the original owner at the Lake County Courthouse in Tavares. Mortgage holder, The C.V. Griffin, Sr. Foundation, gave the highest bid at $200,000.
Lake County Commissioners unanimously approved having the county attorney draft an ordinance that will require risk warning signs be posted throughout the county wherever alcoholic beverages are sold.
Grand Reopening: Contoured Body — located in the Clermont Shopping Center, corner of State Road 50 and Bloxam Avenue. New Owners: Barbara Lambert and Sue Cerilli.
Clermont — Minneola Lions Club held a special 40th anniversary celebration dinner at the Citrus Tower Restaurant March 25. Joe Janusiak is Head Lion. His wife, Frances, is also a Lion and works two days a week at the SL Press.
NAMES IN THE NEWS
Girl Scout Junior Troop 564 camped at Woodlands Lutheran Campground. Even though the weather forecast was wonderful, it did rain at night. Leaders are Barbara Watson and Barbara Northcutt. Scouts are Cara Northcutt, Tiffany Beighley, Kelly Graham, Kelly Hatfield, Haley Jones, Erica Walker, Kristin Watson and Melanie Horton.
Former Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall (1945-72) recently completed and published his own illustrated autobiography.
The candlelight wedding of Miss Nancy Jones to First Lieutenant David Lee Clutts took place at the First United Methodist Church sanctuary. (Mrs. Clutts is a former mayor of Tavares.)
Receiving all “A” grades at Clermont Elementary School were first graders Andrea Asmann, Brandy Haycock, Jenna Caldwell, Maya Coley, John Costigan, Kathryn Grant, Katie Hays, Chad Matheson, Amanda Pederson, Emily Perrin, Jade Pillsbury, Amy Reedy, Daniel Revell, Matthew Seymour and Dana Tauten.
Clermont High School’s Christie Surin turned in a masterful pitching performance with a one-hit shutout over Groveland High at Clermont’s West Park.
Paul Halstead had a triple celebration of his 103rd birthday. South Lake Presbyterian Church members shared a cake, baked by Sue and Pete Joiner. Clermont Kiwanis Club also shared a cake and ice cream with Paul, a club member, at its weekly meeting and the actual day, March 29, was shared with family members.
Betty Zelman and Bob Eyerly are Green Valley Country Club’s new Club Champions.
For the second time in three months, bad weather demolished the screened pool enclosure of Bonnie and Charles Davis on County Road 565B.