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Remember When: 26 Years Ago -- 1988

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Ann Dupee

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

The city of Clermont welcomes aboard its new code enforcement officer, Jim McFatter. He and his wife, Belle, have a 17-year-old daughter, Lynn, who is a junior at Clermont High School.

Following his retirement from Palm Beach County ambulance service, the family now owns a home in Hazelwood. They found out about Clermont from former resident Shelley Judy Stosheim, who now lives in Delray Beach. Shelley and her parents, Max and Carole Judy, showed the McFatters around town.

Tuesday, May 10 of this year, there will be a special referendum on a $110 million bond issue for construction of schools in Lake County. A new consolidated Clermont and Groveland high school is one of the projects to be included.

Mascotte City Council discussed the traffic situation at Sunset and Highway 50. Police Chief Don Page stated the department has recorded an increase in tickets issued at the intersection and said, in his opinion, the solution to the problem is installation of a traffic signal or flashing light.

Members of local Brownie troops and Girl Scout Troop 564 were busy from 7 to 3 p.m. helping at the annual Rotary Pancake Day. Helpers pictured were Julie Stout, Tracy White, Keisha Fountaine, Cassidy Bryan, Jamie Grant, Melony Horton, Kelly Hatfield and Shauna Holt.

Prices at Publix: Maxwell House Coffee, 1lb. bag, $1.99; Kraft “Squeeze” Parkay Margarine, 1b. plastic bottle, $.79; GE Soft White Light Bulbs, 4 pack, $1.88; Banquet Frozen Pot Pies, three 7-oz. packages, $.80; Green Giant Vegetables, 12-ounce cans, 3/$1.19.

City officials and members of Clermont Kiwanis Club held a dedication Feb.15 at the new Kiwanis Park at the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and 4th Street.


Former Tower Chemical President Ralph Roane will not pay any of the cost involved in the more than $2 million cleanup of the contaminated 5-acre site on County Road 455 because of protection received under 1984 bankruptcy laws.

Instead, the seven-member trust that purchased the property from Roane will pay a $110,000 fine, which will be applied to the cleanup in a settlement reached recently with the federal government. The remainder of the cost will be paid from the federal Superfund set up by Congress.



The opening events of the Olympic Winter Games reminded Timber Village residents of their own Olympic games. The horseshoe competition has progressed to the final round. In the preliminaries, Lu Burkett out-pitched Dick Miller, Ed Peterson defeated Wayne Wood and Ray Gulick won over Gene Checots. Lu sidelined Ed and soon Lu and Ray will have a pitch-off for the championship. One match has been played in ladies shuffleboard. Mildred McColley and Alice Jenkins downed Vickie Horton and Alethea Knauss.

Timber Villagers among the Clermont Travel Service contingent attending a matinee performance of “Nunsense” at the Mark II Dinner Theater in Orlando were Freida Maxwell, Jeane Peavler, Vickie Horton, Julie Williams, Alethea Knauss, Alice Jenkins, Eva Currie, Pat Kelly, Frances and Doug Kent and Margaret and Oscar Robb.

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