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Remember When: 25 Years Ago, 1989

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Ann Dupee

Posted: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 6:00 am

Easter Sunday dinners. Rusty Fox: Prime Rib, $8.95; L.J. Grunt’s, 801 City Grill: Prime rib au jus, baked boneless breast of chicken, fresh fish of the day, roast leg of lamb, Virginia baked ham, BBQ baby back ribs, $8.95-$10.95; The Crown Restaurant: Prime rib, roast leg of lamb, boneless pork loin with stuffing, chicken Oscar, roast duckling, honey glazed ham, baby back BBQ ribs, fresh bay scallops, fresh fish of the day, jumbo shrimp stuffed with lump crab meat, $10.95-$14.95.

NEWS OF NOTE

Mike Kelley, 22, is state senator Richard Langley’s new legislative aide. He is the son of Mary and David Branson, the former district manager for Florida Power in Clermont.

South Lake Press reporter Lucie Blake attended the Orlando Sentinel’ s 10th annual Letter Writer’s Forum in the Ivanhoe Ballroom at the Radisson Hotel. This annual event recognizes “readers whose Letters to the Editor have been among the best the past year.”

Lucie’s letter that resulted in her invitation to the forum was printed December 24, 1987, and recalled the last Christmas spent with her late husband, Gerry, before he died. Lucie and Gerry moved to Minneola when he was hired as Minneola city manager.

The Clermont Woman’s Club put on quite a show at its annual luncheon and fashion show at the First Baptist Church Christian Life Center. It served 395 lunches, by far the largest number ever served in the Clermont area. Tables were placed down either side of the room, leaving a nice walkway for club ladies who modeled fashions from Larsen’s in Leesburg.

The granddaughters of member Polly Duncan and five of member Ruby Abel’s grandchildren started off the show with children’s fashions.

Minneola City Council passed an ordinance raising the mayor’s salary from $100 to $200 per month.

FIX OUR SCHOOLS,

PRINCIPAL

APPOINTMENTS

The Lake County School Board was presented a petition signed by 210 south Lake teachers and parents, many of whom were in the audience. A representative of the group spoke at length regarding conditions of the schools, showing videotapes of structural problems, lack of library books, overcrowded classrooms and general lack of maintenance.

The petition asked that the public be made aware of the numerous problems facing their schools. Board member Chip Deems advised the group the problem was not unique to south Lake County. With the failure of the bond referendum last May, the board is seeking alternative solutions.

School Superintendent Dr. Tom Sanders announced appointments to the district’s 1989 bargaining team: Carmen Arnold, David Coggshall, Jim Hollings, Bob Eyerly and Bob Miller.

Edward Pauley was moved from principal of Groveland Elementary to district supervisor of elementary education and James Gant was moved from principal of Treadway Elementary to principal of Groveland Elementary.

Appointed assistant principals were James Dandridge, Clermont High; Grover Martin, Clermont Junior High; Ray Sewell, Groveland High and Henry Thacker, Groveland Middle. William “Bill” Sullivan, Clermont High, will retire June 30.

DICK HARRIS DAY

Clermont Mayor Bob Pool presented Richard E. “Dick” Harris a framed proclamation honoring his service to the residents of the city and naming Friday, March 31, Dick Harris Day in Clermont.

Dick, a pharmacist for 42 years, has been an active participant in work with the First United Methodist Church; the Clermont-Minneola Lions Club, which awarded him Lion of the Year; Girls Scouts and Boy Scouts and American Legion.

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