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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6:00 am

Lake County Parade of Homes. Cherry Knoll, Lakefront Adult Town Homes built by Poynter Construction, and a spec home in the new Crescent West Subdivision, built by Ladd Construction, are the two Clermont entries in the Lake County Parade of Homes.

Tracy Moore and the crew of WKCF TV Channel 68 taped a half hour public service program at South Lake Memorial Hospital for “Close Up On Clermont.” Interviewed were Administrator Pat Smith, Director of Nursing Leslie Longacre, Director of Public Relations Jo Marie Hebeler and In-service Education Director Jan Cobia.

Family Practice specialist Dr. John Lurie, 42, joined the staff of South Lake Family Health Center in Groveland, according to Medical Director Dr. George Rust.

Jessie Keys, LPN, was honored for her 33 years of service to South Lake Memorial Hospital.

A gilded plow was used instead of the usual spade for the groundbreaking of Woodlands Lutheran Church in Montverde.

Open for Business. Jackson’s TV Stereos Microwaves. 205 S. Hwy. 50, Minneola.

Clermont City Council granted First Christian Church on Hooks Street a permit to add six classrooms.

For the seventh year, the popular series of lectures and demonstrations known as “Sunday Afternoon at the Library” resumes Feb. 12th, presented by the Friends of Cooper Memorial Library, at the library.

THE GOLF LESSON

“South Lake Scene” column by Ann Dupee. “I met Green Valley Country Club’s teaching pro, Brian Roddy, for a video golf lesson. Brian first noticed my grip was wrong so I’m now holding the club like Nancy Lopez. Brian then noticed that my right leg was straight and my feet could use a different position, so I worked on that for a while. My fanny also wasn’t just quite right, but it learned its new position.

We watched the video, went to the practice range and then played 9 holes of golf. (After this column ran, some other ladies were asking Brian what he would do for their fanny’s position.)

SCHOOL NEWS

Pictured were seven of 19 students in Nancy Hettinger’s 2nd grade class at Clermont Elementary School for having all A grades: Emily Bishop, Sean O’Keefe, Kristen Pew, Annette White, Terry Jones, Joseph Coleman and Michael Giachetti.

George Wood, chairman of South Lake (Breakfast) Kiwanis Club’s Community Services Committee, presented a $500 check to Milda Sandargas, PTO president at Clermont Elementary School. The funds go towards construction of a new outdoor pavilion at the school.

Lake County School Board heard a request from Clermont Junior High’s advisory committee to change the school’s name to Clermont Middle School.

The Board authorized Superintendent Dr. Tom Sanders to work with county officials to study impact fees.

MASONS CELEBRATE

Clermont Masonic Lodge 226 will celebrate its 75th anniversary Feb. 11, according to Worshipful Master Bill Eyerly. Other officers are Charles Lovette, senior warden; Daniel Bray, junior warden; Senior Deacon Phillip Blackwell; Junior Deacon Donald Simmons; Senior Steward Endel Raulerson; Junior Steward Carl Arthur Mattson, Jr.; Chaplain Michael Howard; Marshall Robert Eyerly; Tyler, Carl Stieb.

(The Lodge celebrated its 100th anniversary Jan. 25, 2014 with a dinner and ceremony at the Lodge building on DeSoto Street.)

YOUTH CONFESSES

A 14-year-old Mascotte youth, suspected to be the sniper who fired three shots into the Mascotte Elementary School yard, injuring third grader Leah Wilbanks, is currently being held at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center.

He confessed to Mascotte Police Chief Don Page on Jan. 13 and again on Jan. 17, saying he wanted to get the incident off his chest.

CHAMBER ELECTS

The Clermont Chamber’s new Board of Directors has decided that in lieu of the annual awards banquet held in the past, quarterly socials will be offered.

Newly elected Board members are Charley Beals, Gene Landers, Keith Mullins, Amy Walker, Ken Felt, Paul Lewis, Bob Patterson, Sharon Wil liams, Marilyn George, Gabby Monroe, Bridgot Robinson and Bruce Yates.

New officers elected are Bobby Duncan, President; Bruce Yates, Vice President; Amy Walker, Secretary; and Jack Sargent, Treasurer.

FOUR GENERATIONS AT BABY PAGEANT

Lake Highlands Nursing and

Assisted Living Center sponsored its first annual Baby Pageant. John Breeden and Danielle Franklin

were Master and Little Miss Lake Highlands.

Two children tied in the category for the participant with the most generations present. Each child had four generations represented. Landon Beaty brought his mother, Laquita Beaty; grandmother, Wynona Strickland; and great-grandmother, Dora Mae Strickland. Landon’s father is pastor of Midway Baptist Church in Mascotte.

The other four-generation winner was Ashley Thompson with her mother, Doris Thompson; grandmother, Laverne Clark and great-grandmother, Annie Mae Hull, cheering her on. All four generations were born and raised in Groveland.

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