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             Editor Cindy Casey
               386-681-2756                                                           VOLUSIA                                                                                                                      FEBRUARY 9, 2012


                                   BARBERVILLE CASSADAGA DEBARY DELAND DE LEON SPRINGS DELTONA LAKE HELEN ORANGE CITY PIERSON

  Community service award named for chili-cookoff organizer
                      BY MARK HARPER                           – most prominently when residents will be               sunshine,” Sullivan said. “She was this great                     where Verna Titus imagined having a
                           STAFF WRITER                        able to nominate people for the Verna Titus             loving spirit and she still shines in us.”                        rocking chair on the porch, whiling away the
                                                               Community Service Award.                                    Marvin Titus, who was married to Verna                        hours with her friend, Aymar.
   ENTERPRISE – As the Enterprise                                 “This was her baby,” said Carol Aymar,               for 46 years, said she was a “people person”                         Through events like the chili cookoff,
Preservation Society and its mission evolved,                  who’s taken over as event chairwoman. “This             who spent “unending hours on the phone and                        Aymar believes someday there will be a
Verna Titus was always there, offering                         was one of her most favorite events of the              computer contacting people, trying to get                         rocking chair with Titus’ name on it. Even if
suggestions and time.                                          year.”                                                  participants and donors” for not just the chili                   she won’t be there in person to enjoy it,
   She and other members had a common                             The society devoted five pages                       cookoff, but also the organization’s annual                       someone will.
passion, saving their community and                            of a recent newsletter to                               fish fry and festival.
preserving its history for future generations                  memories of Titus, who was                                  In a 2010 News-Journal story, Titus was                                                mark.harper@news-jrnl.com
         .
to enjoy Titus died last year at age 69, but the               remembered as a “community                              quoted as saying one the highlights of her
fruit of her efforts and the common goal she                   mom,” also known as “Miss                               day was driving down Lake Shore Drive, with
shared with her friends and husband Marvin                     Enterprise,” a shop owner whose                         its views of Lake Monroe and the mysterious                                            IF YOU GO
remain.                                                        smile and warmth attracted new                          mossy old-Florida live oaks along the shore.                        WHAT: 5th Annual Old Enterprise Chili Cookoff
   The society moved from a posture of                                                 .
                                                               members to the society She                                  More than that, though, Verna Titus loved                       WHEN: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 18
fighting annexation into Deltona and                           brought a pot of soup to a friend TITUS                 the people of Enterprise, who reminded her                          WHERE: Mariner’s Cove Park, 1199 Enterprise-
preserving the Thornby property from                           grieving over a child’s loss, and                       of home, West Virginia, where she was                               Osteen Road
becoming condominiums to saving and                            made finger foods and appetizers for another            literally a coal-miner’s daughter.
restoring a 1936 school building as the future                                                                                                                                             DETAILS: Free admission. More than 20 chili
                                                               young couple’s wedding reception.                           “Most of the time, people are down to
Enterprise Heritage Center and Town Hall.                         Enterprise Preservation Society                      earth and real friendly,” Marvin Titus said.                        contestants. $5 to sample chili. Also music by Rog
Society members are hoping to open a part of                   Chairwoman Cindy Sullivan said Verna Titus              “People are sort of like back in West                               Lee, a live auction, a stilt walker, bounce houses,
that building later this year.                                 was great at volunteerism because of her                Virginia.”                                                          hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade desserts, crafts
   One of Titus’ projects was organizing the                   enthusiasm and love for the people of her                   Many mornings, Marvin Titus can be                              and vendors. Proceeds benefit Enterprise Heritage
society’s annual chili cookoff. At this year’s                 community  .                                            found laboring in the Heritage Center,                              Center and Town Hall project.
cookoff on Feb. 18, Titus will be remembered                      “She was a dynamic personality, a ray of             helping with its restoration. It’s a place




                                                                                                                                                                                         AROUND TOWN
                                                                                                                                                                                         New England Club meets today
                                                                                                                                                                                            The New England Club will meet at 11 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                         today at the Wayne Sanborn Activities Center
                                                                                                                                                                                         in Earl Brown Park, 10751 S. Alabama Ave.,
                                                                                                                                                                                         DeLand. A pot luck lunch will be served at
                                                                                                                                                                                         noon. Membership is $5 for the season, with
                                                                                                                                                                                         the club meeting the second and fourth
                                                                                                                                                                                         Thursdays of each month through March.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Each guest should bring a food item such as an
                                                                                                                                                                                         entree, vegetable, salad or dessert to share and
                                                                                                                                                                                         your own place setting. Entertainment, a tea
                                                                                                                                                                                         cup auction, 50-50 and a mystery gift also will
                                                                                                                                                                                         be enjoyed. For more information, contact
                                                                                                                                                                                         George Chartrand, president, at 386-532-8779.


                                                                                                                                                                                                DeLand hospital offers
                                                                                                                                                                                               4-week childbirth classes
                                                                                                                                                                                             A four-week prepared childbirth class
                                                                                                                                                                                         begins today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Florida
                                                                                                                                                                                         Hospital DeLand, third floor, Classroom 3A, 701
                                                                                                                                                                                           .
                                                                                                                                                                                         W Plymouth Ave. The classes will cover a
                                                                                                                                                                                         variety of topics, including labor, delivery,
                                                                                                                                                                                         medications, breathing and relaxation,
                                                                                                                                                                                         induction and cesarean section. Additional
                                                                                                                                                                                         topics covered are postpartum care and
                                                                                                                                                                                         newborn care. Cost is $10 per couple.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Registration required. For more information,
                                                                                                                                                            Photos by Ron White          call 386-943-4560.
Daniell Bartlett smiles as children enjoy the new slide in Veteran’s Memorial Park.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   DeBary AARP to meet

Veteran’s Memorial Park gets make-over
                BY RON WHITE                 a ribbon-cutting ceremony for
                                                                                                                                                                                            AARP DeBary Chapter 64 will meet at 10
                                                                                                                                                                                         a.m. Friday at the Florence K. Little Town
                                                                                                                                                                                         Hall, 12 Colomba Road. Guest speaker is
                                                                                                                                                                                         Attorney Gary S. Wright whose presentation
                                                                                                                                                                                         will be on wills, probate, trust law and health
               CORRESPONDENT                 the park, which was built in                                                                                                                law. Everyone is welcome to attend.
                                             1991 as Rotary Park and
   ORANGE CITY – Like a magnet
to a steel wall, 3-year-old Calvin
                                             renamed in 2007.
                                                “This is a very busy park,
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pet shot clinics
Ingle wasted little time                     and it’s sure to get even busier,”                                                                                                             There will be three pet shot clinics
acclimating himself to the new               said Laputka.                                                                                                                               sponsored by the SPCA animal rescue, this
playground equipment at                         Three years ago, Orange                                                                                                                  weekend. The first clinic will be from 9 to 11:30
Veteran’s Memorial Park.                     City installed a small splash                                                                                                                                                  ,
                                                                                                                                                                                         a.m. Saturday at Tractor Supply 2300 N.
Calvin and his 7-year-old                    pad in the park. That pad is                                                                                                                Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Saturday’s second
brother, Michael, were not                   about to reopen with a new                                                                                                                  clinic will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at Pets 4 Less,
alone. More than 100 people                  surface. The resurfacing was                                                                                                                2709 S. Woodland Blvd. DeLand. The third
attended a rededication                      also part of the improvements                                                                                                               clinic will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the
ceremony at the park Feb. 2 and              at the park. The park already                                                                                                               Orange City Dog Park on South Leavitt in
most marveled at the                         features a pair of picnic                                                                                                                   Orange City  .
improvements the city made.                  pavilions and scattered picnic                                                                                                                 All vaccinations are administered by a
   “Before today, Michael would              tables with nearby grills for                                                                                                               licensed vet while the clinic also is licensed
complain that there was                      barbecuing. About five years                                                                                                                and permitted. Cash only for the shots. For
nothing to do here,” said                    ago, bathroom facilities were                                                                                                               more information call 386-748-8993. Proceeds
Deanna Ingle. “Now, they’re                  added. The city built a popular                                                                                                             benefit abandoned animals. Donations of dry
running all around and having                quarter-mile exercise trail                                                                                                                 dog and cat food may be brought to these
a great time.”                               around the perimeter of the                                                                                                                 clinics.
   Daniell Bartlett, an Orange               park, which also features
City mother of three
concurred.
                                             monuments to the branches of
                                             the military .                                                                                                                                               UCC celebrates
   “It wasn’t much of a
playground before, a slide and a
                                                Parks Director John Davis
                                             and city employee Linda
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Women’s Sunday
couple of swings. Now there’s                Snyder were instrumental in                                                                                                                    To recognize women’s leadership in all
all sorts of stuff to keep them              completing the project, said                                                                                                                parts of church life, the women of First
     .
busy This is great. The kids                 Laputka. Snyder secured a                                                                                                                                               .
                                                                                                                                                                                         Congregational UCC , 201 W University Ave.,
really love coming here now,”                federal Community                                                                                                                                       ,
                                                                                                                                                                                         Orange City will celebrate Women’s Sunday
Bartlett said.                               Development Block Grant for                                                                                                                 this week. The women will lead the 10:30 a.m.
   The city installed a 3,600-               the project. The $65,000 grant                                                                        Above, Mayor Tom                      Sunday worship service and will present a skit
square-foot handicapped-                     covered a large portion of the                                                                        Laputka cuts the                      entitled “Women of the Bible” where
accessible playground to                     $100,000 project. Davis                                                                               ribbon as he and                      congregants will meet four Old Testament
replace the former 600-square-               spearheaded the project.                                                                              other officials open                  women and four New Testament women.
foot playground at Veteran’s                    Davis said the city had to                                                                         the park. Left,                          Women’s Week, began in February 1986 as
Memorial Park, east of U.S.                  close the park for about six                                                                          children testing out                  a time to give thanks for what God has
Highway 17-92 off East Blue                  weeks to do the necessary                                                                             the new playground                    accomplished through the ministries of
Springs Avenue. The new                      work.                                                                                                 equipment.                            women in the United Church of Christ. For
playground includes climbing                    Laputka said citizens also                                                                                                               more information, call 386-775-2462.
features, a six-person swingset              played a role in the project.
with a pair of swings for
toddlers and a pair for children
                                             They noted their wish for
                                             better parks, including
                                                                                                                                                                                           Lyonia’s plant society to meet
with physical disabilities, a                improvements at Veteran’s                                                                                                                      The Lyonia Chapter of the Florida Native
toddler area and a cushiony                  Memorial Park, during public                                                                                                                Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the
playground surface.                          meetings held two years ago, he                                                                                                             Orange City Dickenson Memorial Library 148  ,
   “If a child falls on that                 said.                                                                                                                                                    .
                                                                                                                                                                                         Albertus Way The program will be “How to
surface, I think he’ll bounce,”                 City employees served hot                                                                                                                Turn Your Backyard into a Bird Sanctuary      .”
joked Mayor Tom Laputka, who                 dogs and cake during the                                                                                                                    Refreshments will be served. For more
joined city council members in               rededication ceremony   .                                                                                                                   information, call 407-733-1892.




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AROUND TOWN                                                     Council on Aging seminars support
         Say ‘I love you’ with a song
    Song of the Coast Chorus, a chapter of Sweet Adelines,
will deliver singing Valentines Sunday through Tuesday in
Volusia and Flagler counties. For $40, your sweetie can be
serenaded, barbershop style, by a costumed quartet of
                                                                   caregivers, seniors interests
                                                                                BY MIMI PACIFICO                           how to ask for it and where to go for help.’’                            An internationally-known authority in his
ladies. The “singing Valentine’s” can be delivered                               CORRESPONDENT                                If those experiencing grief and trauma                             field, Lyketsos is an active clinician, teacher
anywhere in Volusia or Flagler county. You can surprise                                                                    have not learned to set boundaries, their                             and researcher, professor at Johns Hopkins
that special someone at home, at work, at the gym, in the         One of the basic concerns of the local
                                                                                                                           pain and agony is intensified in grief and                            University and Chair of Psychiatry at Johns
grocery store, restaurant or wherever you choose. In           Council on Aging is care and support for
                                                                                                                           mourning.                                                             Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He directs
addition, requests for other times near those dates will be    caregivers. This concern takes shape and
                                                                                                                              Spivey said his real calling is in the                             its Alzheimer’s Treatment Center and is
considered. For reservations, call 386-428-7869 or 386-        form through the voices of specialists in the
                                                                                                                           deepest darkness of man’s experiences in                              widely known for his expertise in the
252-0300.                                                      field. The council is constantly on the
                                                                                                                           suicide, murder and unexpected trauma. In                             epidemiology and treatment of dementia,
                                                               lookout for ways to share this information
                                                                                                                           the larger sense of the word, we are all                              especially Alzheimer’s.
                                                               with the community    .
                  Vietnam veterans                                During the month of February, the council
                                                                                                                           caregivers, at one time or another and his                               The O’Neill Foundation for Community
                                                                                                                           message is for everyone.
                 host benefit concert                          sponsors presentations by two well-known
                                                                                                                              He is called upon to speak in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Health and our Partners in the Community
                                                               authorities in the field who address related                                                                                      Health Initiative host this event. In 1992, Dr.
    The Daytona Beach area Vietnam Veterans of America,                                                                    churches, hospitals and hospice
                                                               topics of interest to seniors. Each is free and                                                                                   W. Daniel Hale, a psychology professor at
Chapter 1048, will host “Blast from the Past,” a                                                                           organizations. He addresses the
                                                               open to the public; however, reservations are                                                                                     Stetson University began working with
fundraising concert, at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ormond Beach                                                                  needs of the whole person, who
                                                               suggested as                                                                                                                      Johns Hopkins physicians to develop
Performing Arts Center. The concert will feature The                                                                       deals with issues of mental

                                                                                    SENIOR
                                                               space is                                                                                                                          programs and materials that could be used to
Knights To Remember performing Rock ‘N Roll oldies and                                                                     health, physical disabilities and
                                                               limited.                                                                                                                          train volunteers from religious organizations
Doo Wop music, and the Palm Coast Swing Band                                                                               other very special needs.
                                                                  Friday from                                                                                                                    to coordinate health programs. Ten years

                                                                                  LIFESTYLES                                  “I have known I wanted to        SPIVEY
performing big band jazz and swing music.                      10 a.m. until                                                                                                                     later, Bill and Julie O’Neill of Daytona Beach
    All of the proceeds will be donated to the Vietnam                                                                     preach since I was seven. I
                                                               noon at the                                                                                                                       established a charitable foundation to
Veterans of America, Chapter 1048. Included among the                                                                      gathered neighbor children
                                                               Port Orange                                                                                                                       provide speakers and training for healthcare
programs to benefit from the concert is a scholarship fund                                                                 around me, climbed atop my
                                                               YMCA, 4710                                                                                                                        professionals in their communities. Hale is
for students, assistance to local veterans groups, and                                                                     dad’s fishing bucket and
                                                               City Center Parkway, Mark Spivey a licensed                                                                                       its executive director.
Operation Stand Down. As part of Operation Stand Down,                                                                     preached about loving each
                                                               clinical social worker specializing in dealing                                                                                       “No doubt one point Dr. Lyketsos will
members of the Vietnam Veterans of America will provide                                                                                          .
                                                                                                                           other unconditionally Mom
                                                               with fatigue in the home and work                                                                                                 make is even though we don’t have a cure
hot meals, blankets, haircuts and other services to the                                                                    watched from the kitchen
                                                               environment will be the guest speaker. He is                                                                                      there are treatments that can be used to
homeless in our community.                                                                                                 window, baking cookies, ready LYKETSOS
                                                               also a hospice chaplain for Halifax Health                                                                                        manage the disease,” Hale said. “The things
    Tickets are $15 each at the Ormond Beach Performing                                                                    to serve the kids milk and
                                                               Hospice Volusia/Flagler and an ordained                                                                                           a person does to protect his heart and blood
Arts Center box office, 399 N. U.S. 1. The box office is                                                                   cookies before they went home.’’
                                                               clergy .                                                                                                                          vessels are also good for the brain.”
open from noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and two                                                                       On Feb. 21 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at First
                                                                  For reservations, call 386-253-4700.                                                                                              Make February a month for expanding
                                                                                                                           Presbyterian Church, 724 N. Woodland Blvd.
hours prior to performances. The box office phone is 386-         “The most important thing for all of us to                                                                                     your horizons about your own health, the
                                                                                                                           DeLand, Dr. Constantine Lyketsos will speak
676-3375.                                                      do is to recognize and establish boundaries,’’                                                                                    health of your loved ones and celebrate the
                                                                                                                           on Alzheimer’s Disease: challenges for
                                                               Spivey said. “If we don’t, we tend to over                                                                                        resources available in our communities.
                                                                                                                           caregivers and professionals. Continuing
            Conklin Center for Blind                           identify with the issue facing us, lose
                                                                                                                           education credit will be available for RNs,
                                                                                           .
                                                               perspective and objectivity Each one of us
             plans ‘Night for Sight’                           needs to know when it is time to get help,
                                                                                                                           LPNs, CNAs, social workers, LMHCs and
                                                                                                                           LMFTs.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To contact the writer email
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           merimac2005@gmail.com
    Florida Lions Conklin Center for the Blind will host its
19th Annual Night for Sight at 6 p.m. Feb. 17 at The Shores



                                                               More than 200 attend
Resort & Spa, 2937 S Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach
Shores. A reservation for $45 includes a buffet dinner,
silent auction, door prizes and $1,000 in chips to get
started with casino gaming, including blackjack, Texas



                                                               Red Hat competition
Hold ‘em, roulette, craps, the big wheel and slots. Visit
conklincenter.org for a sneak-peek at the auction items,
the evening’s menu and pictures of last year’s event. For
more information or tickets, call Denise Harlow at 386-
258-3441. Proceeds will be used for services that help
children and adults who are blind with additional
disabilities develop their full potential.

              The Polka Family to
            entertain at Pulaski Club
     The Polish American Pulaski Club will host a special
engagement by The Polka Family from Pennsylvania on
Feb. 24 at its clubhouse, 3621 W. International Speedway
Blvd., Daytona Beach. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the dance
is from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Cost is $15. Food and
refreshments are available. For more information, call
386-258-7059. The public is invited to attend.                                                                                                                          Local artist’s sales help fund
            ‘Save A Life’ blood drive                                                                                                                                 children’s bereavement program
    VFW Post 3282 in Port Orange will have a blood drive
to benefit Volusia County citizens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.                                                                                                                ORMOND BEACH – Gregory                  Volusia and Flagler counties for
Feb. 18 at 5810 S. Williamson Blvd. Blood donors will
                                                                                                                           Photo provided by Domestic Abuse Council   Graham Grant, local artist and             over 14 years and have gained
                                                               More than 200 men and women attended the Red Hat competition last week at the                          owner of ArtQuest Art Studio, is           national recognition for
receive gifts. The event is sponsored by the post and the      Palmetto Club in Daytona Beach.
Military Order of the Cooties. For more information, call Al                                                                                                          healing the hearts of grieving             successful outreach efforts.
Burley at 386-756-4012 or Fred Hering at 386-304-3091.            The room was a sea of red              who were each escorted by male                               children one painting at a time.              Grant’s painting is a limited
                                                               hats, purple accessories and lots         volunteers down the promenade                                   “Sanibel Tides” is Grant’s              edition print on premium
                                                               of bling and glitter as more than         before the judges so the top three                           latest oil painting, and it’s
 Senior dinner, health care seminar                            200 women and men enjoyed the             winners could be determined. In                              helping to fund Hearts & Hooves,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 canvas, and all are signed and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 numbered. Ten percent of the
    Advocates for Better Senior Living will host a free        prizes and Red Hat competition to         addition to the luncheon and                                 an equine-related program                  proceeds from the sale of each
dinner and healthcare seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday          benefit the Domestic Abuse                prizes and fashion show, there                               facilitated by Halifax Health –            print of “Sanibel Tides” will
at the Holiday Inn Express, Daytona Beach, off I-95 at         Council of Volusia County  .              were red hat suppliers at the                                Hospice’s Lawrence E. Whelan               benefit the BeginAgain
LPGA Boulevard. The program will include important                Women traveled from Lake,              event selling their accoutrements                            BeginAgain Children’s Grief                Children’s Grief Centers. The
healthcare information along with special guest speakers       Sumter, Brevard and Flagler               to attendees, from boas to                                   Centers.                                   price range for a print is based
from the local community. Limited seating available,           counties to support the local             complete outfits and hand-                                      Hearts & Hooves is a one-day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 on size from $150-$625.
reservations required. Guests also will be eligible to win a   organization’s luncheon at the            painted piggy banks.                                         camp to help children and teens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grant’s Ormond Beach
free Caribbean cruise, drawing to be held the night of the     Palmetto Club.                                                                                         who have experienced the loss of
                                                                                                            As part of her presentation,                                                                         ArtQuest Art Studio sees 750
seminar. To make reservations, call 386-322-4914 or 877-          Police Chief Michael                                                                                a loved one. The camp offers
                                                                                                         Cheryl Fuller, CEO of the                                                                               children and adult artists and
963-2275.                                                      Chitwood, as the emcee, charmed                                                                        expression of grief through art
                                                               the attendees as he read off the          Domestic Abuse Council, asked                                                                           has been commended by former
                                                                                                                                                                      and ground-based horse
                                                                                                         the attendees to bring two friends                                                                      Governor Lawton Chiles for
 Attorney to discuss estate planning                           raffle and door prizes adding his
                                                               comical comments and keeping              next year to the event. Attendees
                                                                                                                                                                      activities. Campers will realize
                                                                                                                                                                      they are not alone in their grief          excellence in developmental arts
   Attorney Michael Pyle will discuss wills, trusts and                        .
                                                               the event lively Hat competition          said they will be back.                                      and that feelings of grief are             education.
probate at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Daytona Beach               judges Kathy Milthorpe, CFO of               For more information on this                              normal. A healing family ritual               Paintings can be ordered by
Regional Library – City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. He will   LPGA; Michelle Carter Scott,              and other programs about                                     is held at the end of camp to              calling 386-871-9906. More
explain the difference between a will and a trust, how to      CEO of Embassy of Hope and                domestic violence and                                        remember loved ones lost.                  information on the Lawrence E.
avoid probate and how to plan for incapacity by using          EVAC Lt. John Wells had fun               prevention, please contact the                               Hearts & Hooves is a popular               Whelan BeginAgain Children’s
power of attorney and health care designation documents.       examining the red tide of hats.           Domestic Abuse council at 386-                               unfunded program through the               Grief Centers and Hearts &
   Reservations are not required for this free program. For       Out of the dozens of entrants,         257-2297 or call the hotline at 386-                         BeginAgain Children’s Grief                Hooves can be found at hovf.org
more information, call 386-257-6037.                           the judges selected 10 finalists          255-2102 or 800-500-1119.                                    Centers, which have served                 or at 386-258-5100.



                                                                                                YESTERYEARS
                                                                                                                                                                                ERAU’s Air Force
  Photo provided by FHMMC
From left, Sharon
Lelfield of Daytona
State College,                                                                        Here is a look back at events           sheriff’s spokesman said. “You



                                                                                                                                                                                 ROTC receives
accepts a plaque                                                                   that occurred through the years            asked for more of a mix of
of appreciation                                                                    in West Volusia County:                    minorities, more experienced
                                                                                                                              deputies and who are bilingual. That
from Carol Rumer,
Florida Hospital                                                                       TWENTY-FIVE                            takes time.’’ George Sellery, the
                                                                                        YEARS AGO

                                                                                                                                                                                 historical print
Imaging Center                                                                                                                sheriff’s finance director, told the
Operations                                                                                                                    City Commission.
Manager. The                                                                       ■ The Volusia County Foreign
college’s five                                                                     Language Festival marked its 10th          ■ DeLand MainStreet Association
campuses raised                                                                    anniversary as it moved to Taylor          officials learned that DeLand was
more than $2,100                                                                   Junior-Senior High School in               one of 20 semi-finalists out of 90
for breast care for                                                                Pierson.                                   applicants to compete for the Great
Volusia/Flagler                                                                                                               American Main Street Award.
                                                                                   ■ Some 250 Orange City parents
women in need.                                                                     turned out for a school board
                                                                                   meeting about a proposal to redraw            TEN YEARS AGO
  DSC raises funds
                                                                                   school attendance zones. The               ■ Four people were killed in two
                                                                                   parents delivered a clear message:         separate traffic accidents in a single
                                                                                   they did not want their children           day on West Volusia roads, a single-

for Pink Army effort
                                                                                   bused to DeLand schools.
                                                                                                                              day death toll that officials with the
                                                                                           FIFTEEN                            Florida Highway Patrol described as
                                                                                                                              “unusual.” “It certainly knocked the
   Daytona State College’s five campuses raised more than $2,100                         YEARS AGO                            wind out of our sails,” Highway
for breast care for Volusia/Flagler women in need through the                                                                 Patrol Sgt. Rick Ritter said.
                                                                                   ■ In Deltona, parents were
Pink Army campaign.
                                                                                   frustrated by long after-school waits      ■ Local authorities arrested a 24-
   Sharon Lelfield, Daytona State College Chapter of
                                                                                   at Galaxy Middle School. To                year-old man sought in connection
Association of Florida Colleges Breast Cancer Awareness
                                                                                   accommodate all 24 buses and               with the murder and rape of a
Month Chair, said the money was raised for the Florida Hospital
                                                                                   transfer pupils home sooner,               teenager in Michigan nearly seven
Memorial Foundation. The funds will be used exclusively for
                                                                                   administrators moved the parent            years earlier. The man was living in
uninsured or underinsured women’s screening mammograms,
                                                                                   pickup area to Timbercrest                 Deltona on Leeward Drive.
diagnostic testing and other treatment, regardless of the                                                                                                                                                                  Photo provided by Air Force Maj. Gen. Anita Gallentine
                                                                                   Elementary across the street. With                                                          Jean Temple, a resident of Compassions In Health Care Assisted Living
woman’s age.
                                                                                   1,980 pupils at the middle school          ■ Family Renew Community
   “Hundreds of needy women who have lost their jobs, are                                                                                                                      Facility, presented an original signed print of three B-29s in the vicinity of
                                                                                   and 1,400 riding buses, it was             opened a new transitional living
without insurance or can’t afford high insurance co-pays ask us                                                                                                                Mt. Fuji that flew together in May 1945. Temple was married to the crew
                                                                                   taking 30 minutes or more just to          facility in DeLand for single-parent
for help,” said Carol Rumer, Florida Hospital Imaging Center                                                                                                                   chief – T Sgt. Harry Temple of “K-40” aircraft which is a now a centerpiece
                                                                                   get pupils on the road.                    families. The eight-unit apartment
Manager. “Too often, grants from the government have age or                                                                                                                    in the Pima Air Museum in Tucson, Ariz. She presented this historical
other conditions preventing us from helping area women. These                                                                 building on Voorhis Avenue
                                                                                   ■ Four of the additional 10 sheriff’s                                                       limited print to Col. Steve Luxion, Commander of Detachment 157, Air Force
funds from Daytona State College allow us to help women who                                                                   welcomed its first residents, a single
                                                                                   deputies the city of Deltona asked                                                          ROTC at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and senior Cadet “Col.”
otherwise would not get the care they need.”                                                                                  mother and her two-month-old son.
                                                                                   for were on the street. The                                                                 Christopher Fulton. Also pictured is Air Force Maj. Gen. Anita Gallentine, a
   To contribute to the Florida Hospital Imaging Women’s Fund,                     remaining six were scheduled to be                 — Compiled by Karen Duffy,
call 386-671-4785.                                                                                                                                                             resident of Daytona Beach, and assigned to the Pentagon, Washington D.C.
                                                                                   in Deltona by the end of February, a                     news research editor
The Daytona Beach News-Journal                                                                                    OUR WEST VOLUSIA TOWNS                                                                                                Thursday, February 9, 2012 9C



 Duvall Home residents                                                                                                                                                                                     AROUND TOWN
get visit from Hope Reins
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Big brother, sister class and birth center
                                                                                                                                                                                                      tours offered at DeLand hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Join Florida Hospital DeLand for Big Brother/Big Sister
   DELAND – Hope Reins, a               several Duvall Home                                                                                                                                    class, which uses the Bernstein Bear story books to teach
non-profit therapeutic riding           residents on a regular basis                                                                                                                           siblings what to expect with a new baby in the house.
center at Marcody Ranch in              and as always, “The staff and                                                                                                                             This free class meets from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday at
New Smyrna Beach, recently              volunteers at Hope Reins are                                                                                                                           Florida Hospital DeLand, third floor Classroom 3A, 701 W.
visited the residents of                fantastic and truly care about                                                                                                                         Plymouth Ave.
Duvall Home. With them they             the work they are doing,”                                                                                                                                 Following the class is a free tour of the hospital’s
brought two beautiful and               said Duvall Home’s                                                                                                                                     BirthCare Center from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The tours help new
loving horses, Ice and Robin.           Recreational coordinator                                                                                                                               parents become more familiar with the place they want to
   Duvall residents took                Cindy Jakobowski. “Usually                                                                                                                             give birth and provide a time to answer questions.
turns petting, grooming and             we take three or four                                                                                                                                     Registration is required for both events. For more
taking their picture with the           residents to the ranch but                                                                                                                             information, call 386-943-4560.
horses and also enjoyed a               today they brought the horses
demonstration about
horseback riding by Hope
                                        here. It was great that nearly
                                        all of our 140 residents had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Youth plan Valentine’s party
Rosenthal, the owner of Hope            the opportunity to pet a horse                                                                                                                                           at First Christian Church
Reins.                                  today!”                                                                                                                                                   The Youth of First Christian Church will provide a
   The Duvall Home has                     Hope Reins, located at 3804                                                                                                                         Valentine’s Day Party from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday for the
formed a relationship with              Pioneer Trail, New Smyrna                                                                                                                                                                 .
                                                                                                                                                                                               congregation at the church, 1401 W New York Ave., DeLand..
Hope Reins whose mission is             Beach, has been a long-time                                                                                                                               The Disciple Men will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday in the
to improve the lives of                 supporter of the mission of                                                                                                                            Fellowship Hall for lunch and a program.
special-needs riders through            the Duvall Home. The Duvall                                                                                                                               For more information call 386-734-0677 or Tanna Gartside,
a high quality therapeutic              Home is at 3395 Grand Ave.,                                                                                                                            386-734-6078.
riding program and horse-               Glenwood. For more
                                                                                               Top, Steve interacts with Ice. Above, Melissa Grady watches as Kristen brushes
related activities. Hope Reins
provides horseback riding for
                                        information visit
                                        duvallhome.org.                                        Ice.                                                                                                            Women’s Connection to meet
                                                                                                                                                                                                  DeBary Women’s Connection monthly luncheon is for
                                                                                                                                                                                               men as well as women. The next meeting is from 11 a.m. to 1

                                                                                               Blue Lake Elmentary celebrates                                                                  p.m. Wednesday at the DeBary Golf & Country Club, 300
                                                                                                                                                                                               Plantation Club Drive. Cost is $15 a person, cash or check at
                                                                                                                                                                                               the door. For reservations or more information, contact
                                                                                                 Teach of the Year selection                                                                   Betty at 386-753-9988 or debarywc@gmail.com.

                                                                                                  DELAND – Each year Blue
                                                                                               Lake honors its Teacher of
                                                                                                                                       All departments are invited
                                                                                                                                       to recognize Aleman’s service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DeLand hospital
                                                                                               the Year with a bevy of                 to the school and community                                                    starts walking group
                                                                                               activities, ending with the             on Splash Live, the in-school                              Walking helps you burn calories, gives your heart a
                                                                                               district banquet as the grand           morning news program. This                              workout, relieves stress, elevates mood, improves self-esteem
                                                                                               finale.                                 presentation may include a                              and slows aging.
                                                                                                  This year the school is              memento or gift as decided                                 The American Heart Association suggests aiming for at
                                                                                               celebrating its current                 among each team. This may                               least 30 minutes of brisk walking five days a week, but
                                                                                               Teacher of the Year, Magaly             be as simple as a collection of                         getting off the couch and getting started can be a challenge.
                                                                                               Aleman, a 10-year ESOL                  student work, foods, crafts,                            Having a partner or group to exercise with can inspire you
                                                                                               teacher.                                gift cards, plants, picture or                          to walk more and for longer. Plus, it is a lot more fun with a
                                                                                               Departments,                            anything representative of                              friend, especially when you get to celebrate progress
                                                                                               grade levels and                        the group. The Splash Live                              together.
                                                                                               other school                            presentations began last                                   With this in mind, Florida Hospital DeLand has developed
                                                                                               groups                                  week and will continue                                  “Everybody Walks DeLand,” a walking group to help
                                                                                               collaborated to                         through Friday  .                                       encourage residents to exercise. The group meets at Victoria
                                              Photo provided by Enterprise Elementary School
                                                                                               share a special                            Aleman, originally from                              Medical Park, 151 Victoria Commons Blvd., Suite 107,
James Dotson, left, and Ethan Chandler were Enterprise Spelling Bee runner-                    activity, skit,                         Puerto Rico, is a family-                               DeLand, every Thursday until March 8 at 5:15 p.m. for blood
up and champion, respectively.                                                                 music, poem,       ALEMAN               oriented person. She and her                            pressure readings, and the group walk starts at 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                               special memory,                                                                                    A highly-trained, qualified professional will be on-hand to
                                                                                                                                       husband Ruben, have two

Enterprise 4th-grader
                                                                                               song, etc. during Monday’s                                                                      monitor your vitals, encourage a healthy pace, lead
                                                                                                                                       children and two
                                                                                               faculty meeting. This custom                                                                    stretching and help track your progress. The cost is $20 for
                                                                                               allows for fellowship, as the           grandchildren. Her son is a
                                                                                                                                       senior drill instructor for the                         new participants and it includes a pedometer, reflectors and

  wins Spelling Bee
                                                                                               current setting of the District                                                                 more.
                                                                                               Teacher of the Year banquet             U.S. Marine Corps. She loves
                                                                                                                                                                                                  To RSVP or for more information, call 386-943-4690.
                                                                                               limits how many can actually            to cook her native foods and
                                                                                               attend to support their school          is well known for cooking the
   ENTERPRISE – Fourth-grader Ethan Chandler recently won                                      nominee.                                best flan. She loves music and                                          Cancer support group to meet
the Enterprise Elementary School Spelling Bee. His correct                                        The second piece to the              is an avid salsa and meringue                              Cancer survivors and a guest are invited to join the Florida
spelling of the word “screenplay” was his ticket to the win.                                   celebration is school-wide.             dancer.                                                 Hospital DeLand Cancer Support Group from 5 to 6 p.m.
James Dotson, also a fourth-grader, was the runner-up.                                                                                                                                         Wednesday in the Cancer Institute, 680 Peachwood Drive. The
   The fourth and fifth graders participated in eight rounds                                                                                                                                   group meets on the third Wednesday of each month and is
of spelling. The students selected for the Spelling Bee were
on stage in the café where the third- through fifth- graders                                    Pierson Elementary crowns                                                                      facilitated by Ann DeCarr, RN, OCN, Florida Hospital DeLand
                                                                                                                                                                                               Patient Care navigator. For more information, call 386-943-7160

                                                                                                   Spelling Bee winners
watched with anticipation.                                                                                                                                                                     or visit CancerCareStartsHere.org.
   Academic coach Yvette Best was the announcer. The
judges were Reading coach Catherine Zeidwig, Guidance
Counselor Terra Lemire and ESE teacher Louise Holland.                                             Pierson Elementary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sea serpent sightings
   Next up for Chandler is the Volusia County Spelling Bee.                                    School’s new Spelling Bee                                                                                          topic of Lemonade Series
                                                                                               champion is Juliana Denova                                                                         Scott Marlowe, author of “The Cryptid Creatures of


 Fun and games at
                                                                                               while the runner-up is                                                                          Florida,” will discuss sea serpent sightings in Florida at 2 p.m.
                                                                                               Jasmin Velazquez. They will                                                                     Feb. 18, at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 201 Sunrise Blvd.
                                                                                               represent Pierson                                                                                  Marlowe is a cryptozoologist – a person who searches for
                                                                                               Elementary at the Volusia                                                                       animals whose existence has not been proven – and is known


  Deltona library
                                                                                               County Spelling Bee at Port                                                                     for his efforts to document sightings of bigfoot-like creatures
                                                                                               Orange Elementary on Feb.                                                                       known in Florida as the skunk ape.
                                                                                               23.                                                                                                He has traveled the world for more than 30 years
                                                                                                   All 34 of the kindergarten                                                                  collecting and analyzing accounts of strange animal
                                                                                               through fifth-grade classroom                                                                   encounters and legends. He studied at Polk Community
                                                                                               winners received a trophy                                                                       College and Rollins College and taught an online course
                                                                                               and a certificate.                                                                              called “Cryptids in Myth, Legend and Folklore” at Florida
                                                                                                   The judges for the spelling                                                                 Keys Community College last fall.
                                                                                               bee were Diane Smith,                                                                              His discussion is part of Lemonade Lectures, a free
                                                                                               Distrct 5 school board                                                                          learning series about local history, culture and destinations.
                                                                                               member, Ron Pagano,                                                                             The presentation will be in DeBary Hall’s stable. Light
                                                                                               principal at Taylor Middle-                                                                     refreshments and lemonade will be served.
                                                                                               High School, and Shari Lou                                                                         The lecture series is sponsored by the Enterprise
                                                                                               McConnell, principal intern                            Photo provided by Pierson Elementary     Historical Conservancy and Volusia County For  .
                                                                                               at Taylor Middle-High School.           Juliana Denova stands below the                         information, call Amber Patterson at 386-668-3840.
                                                                                               The pronouncer was Cathy                school sign announcing she is Pierson                      DeBary Hall Historic Site, which is listed on the National
                                                                                               Cortes, Pierson Elementary              Elementary’s 2012 Spelling Bee                          Register of Historic Places, is owned by the state and
                                                                                               academic coach.                         champion.                                               managed by the county’s Parks, Recreation and Culture
                                                                                                   The school will have a              Daytona Beach Museum of                                 Division. Tours of the 1871 hunting lodge are available from
                                                                                               Family Science Night from 5             Arts and Sciences facilitating                          10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to
                                                                                               to 7 p.m. today with                    hands-on learning centers for                                          .
                                                                                                                                                                                               4 p.m. Sunday Admission prices are $5 for adults, $4 for
                                                                                               representatives from the                students and parents.                                   seniors, $2 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2
                                                                  Photos by Kathleen Rasche
                                                                                                                                                                                               and younger.
Bob Wilson, Martina Wilson and Kristin Kennedy play Scrabble Thursday at                                                                                                                          For information about DeBary Hall and other upcoming
Deltona Regional Library game night.
      BY KATHLEEN RASCHE               playing Scrabble with
                                                                                                 NSBHS hosts National Honor                                                                    events, visit debaryhall.com.

         CORRESPONDENT

   Patrons are playing games
                                       Daytona State College
                                       student Kristin Kennedy    .
                                                                                                  Society’s district meeting                                                                                      Garden club meeting set
                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Garden Club of DeLand will meet at 6 p.m. March 5 for
                                       Relda joined in too.
at the Deltona library and                                                                        The New Smyrna Beach                 meeting strives to serve the                            one of three evening meetings this year. The men who help the
                                          “My grandparents were
that’s just fine with Reference                                                                High School Chapter of the              community in some way New .                             club with its projects will be honored. Monthly meetings are
                                       big card players,” said Relda.
Librarian Catherine Relda.                                                                     National Honor Society                  Smyrna Beach club members                               held the first Thursday of the month at 865 S. Alabama Ave.,
                                       When it came to planning
The games are part of an                                                                       recently hosted the club’s              were working on a service                               DeLand. For more information about the club or membership,
adult program initiative,              programming, her fondness                               district meeting. More than             project to benefit the                                  call Rusty Gaffney at 386-736-6140. Also visit the club’s new
giving adults and teens                                         .
                                       for cards came into play The                            100 members from District               Southeast Volusia Humane                                website at gardenclubofdeland.org.
something new to do.                   gaming program, which                                   VII chapters were in                    Society since early December.
   On Thursdays from 5:30 to           began in October, is also a                             attendance with their                   The fundraising goal of $500                          0000980095 PDFA

7 p.m., families, adults, teens        chance to make new friends.                             sponsors. Club officers led             in combined product and
and anyone who wants to can               “I enjoy meeting the                                 students from Atlantic,                 money was exceeded after                                           New Bargain Shop in Deltona
go to the Mockingbird Room             people who come to this,”                               Father Lopez, New Smyrna                members from each school in
inside the library’s Teen              said Relda. The Wilsons and                             Beach, Pine Ridge, Spruce               attendance contributed                                        Join us for the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting
Zone and play a game or two.           Kennedy were chatting about                             Creek, Taylor and University            products listed on the
                                       Kennedy’s school goals at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of our Second Location!
The library provides games                                                                     high schools in various team-           Humane Society’s wish list.
                                       table, waiting for Relda to                             building activities and                 Phyllis Negomir, a volunteer                                               Friday, February, 10th at 10am
such as Scrabble, UNO,
Dominoes, chess and                    rejoin the game.                                        contests. District President            who runs the Pet Therapy                                     Help Empower Individuals with Developmental
checkers. The program is                  Before the Deltona                                   Sean Doran from Pine Ridge              program for SEVHS
                                       Regional Library underwent                              High School led the                     graciously accepted the                                            Disabilities, Shop & Donate at the
free.
   Bob and Martina Wilson              a year-long renovation, there                           parliamentary portion of the            donations. Negomir
like to turn off the TV at             were adult programs. Now                                meeting, which included                 addressed the crowd of
home and play Scrabble. The            that the library has been up                            district news as well as                students to thank them and
couple decided getting out             and running for more than a                             reports from each school in             their families for their hard                                                           Bargain Shop
would be nice too. So, they            year, the adult programs are                            attendance.                             work and generosity  .
combined their fondness for            getting back into full swing.                              Lindsey Swindle,                        They were greeted with                                   The store where the other resale shops shop!
                                       Upcoming programs include                               legislative assistant to state          applause from the                                               Clothing, Furniture, Electronics, Household Items & More
the word game with a trip to
                                       movies, crafts, personal                                Rep. Dorothy Hukill, stepped            organization’s volunteers and
the library .
                                       finance education, resume                               in as guest speaker for                 director Debbie Jackson as                                                  1200 Deltona Blvd., Units 27-28,
   “I got tired of beating
                                                                                               Hukill. Students played a               the truck pulled in with more                                               Deltona FL 32725 386)860-4110
her,” said Bob Wilson,                 training and computer
                                                                                               civics jeopardy game before             than 500 pounds of dog and
smiling at his wife.                   classes.
                                                                                               Swindle spoke about the                 cat food and other supplies                                  To arrange pick-up of large items (386)734-2874 Ext 0
   “I’ve had it on my                     The Deltona Regional
                                                                                               importance of being involved            needed for daily operation of
calendar (to the come to the           Library is at 2150 Eustace                              in local and state politics.            the shelter.
                                       Ave., Deltona. For                                                                                                                                                      The Duvall Home is a non-profit organization
library game night) for a                                                                         In addition to building                 The next district meeting                                                    located in Glenwood, FL.
while. Now we’re trying to             information visit                                       camaraderie between                     will be held in April at
make it a habit,” said Wilson.         VolusiaLibrary  .org and click                          chapters, each district                 University High School.                                                 A Legacy of Love… a Lifetime of Opportunity
   The Wilsons sat a table,            on “Branches.”
10C Thursday, February 9, 2012                                                                                 OUR WEST VOLUSIA TOWNS                                                                                     The Daytona Beach News-Journal


                                                                                                                                                                                     Heritage Middle School students enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                     iMom’s and All Pro Dad’s Soccer Game




                     DeLand teen lives
                     to race motocross
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo provided by Heritage Middle School
                                                                                                                                                                                     Sonia Pina, HMS Family Center coordinator, is flanked by professional soccer
                                                                                                                                                                                     players Rob Valentino (left) and Erik Ustruck.
                                                                                                                                                                                        DELTONA – The Heritage              Eaglettes dance team.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Middle School gym recently                After the game, the players
       BY KATHLEEN RASCHE                      “(Motocross) is not a wild                                                                                                            was all abuzz with students            and spectators enjoyed
           CORRESPONDENT                   teenager stereotype sport,”                                                                                                               and positive adult role                breakfast in the cafeteria and
                                                                                                                                                                                     models playing soccer during           listened to guest speakers.
                                           said Dalane Lane.
   DELAND – He has more than                                                                                                                                                         the first ever iMOM’s and All          PRHS freshman Sierra
                                               “It’s a family bonding
22 first-place wins and at                                                                                                                                                           Pro Dad’s Soccer Game.                 D’Errico and senior Minor
                                           experience. (Our family) is all                                                                                                              Even the impending rain             Mata, spoke to the crowd
least 14 times he came in                  kind of bonded by this crazy
second. And at only 14 years                                                                                                                                                         couldn’t stop the students             about the importance of
                                           thing we do,” said Tres Lane.                                                                                                             and adults from the                    giving their all each and
old, Tristan Lane isn’t                        When his head isn’t in the
finished yet. Lane hits the                                                                                                                                                          excitement about to begin.                       .
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            every day Ustruck and
                                           clouds, after coming off a                                                                                                                   HMS students were                   Valentino then shared the
track daily, racing his
                                           large jump, Tristan Lane                                                                                                                  pumped to have the                     stories of their journey to
Kawasaki motocross bike
                                           is...well, realistic. He wants to                                                                                                         opportunity to play with               become professional athletes
over large jumps and through
tight turns. It’s his dream and            go pro, but he knows it may                                                                                                               varsity boys and girls soccer          and challenged the students
he’s going for it.                         not happen.                                                                                                                               players from Pine Ridge High           to work hard now so that
   Lane started his motocross                  “My parents have raised                                                                                                               School and two professional            they can achieve their goals
                                           me to have a plan B. Luckily,                                                                                                             soccer stars – Orlando City            in the future.
dream seven years ago. Dad,
                                           I’m pretty good in school and                                                                                                             Soccer players Erik Ustruck               Upcoming HMS Family
Tres Lane, had a motorcycle
                                           I like school. We’ll see where                                                                                                            and Rob Valentino.                     Center iMOM and All Pro
in college, owned a few four-
                                           it goes from there,” said Lane.                                                                                                              During the game the HMS             Dad sporting events will
wheelers and ATVs. The
                                               Motocross is a combined                                                                                                               Jazz Band kept the players             include NASCAR racing,
younger Lane, his older sister
                                           word—motorcycle and cross                                                                                                                 amped up and at halftime               football, basketball and
and twin sister all had fun
                                                                                                                                                                                     everyone enjoyed a                     volleyball.
romping on the family’s five                         .
                                           country Motocross riders
                                                                                                                                                                                     performance from the
acres. But when Tristan hit 7              endure a fast race over jumps
years old, he saw a motocross              and turns. The sport came to
race on TV and asked for a                 the U.S. from Europe in the
dirt bike. His dad gladly gave
in. His grades in school were
good. Why not reward him
with something fun? The fun,
                                           1960s, but it wasn’t until Jim
                                           Pomeroy won the motocross
                                           world championship Grand
                                                                                                                                                                                               AROUND TOWN
                                           Prix in 1973 that U.S.
however, turned to serious
business as Lane began to get
                                           competitors got noticed in the                                                                                                                               DeLand library offers
fast. He now competes in
                                           sport. Since then, the
                                           American Motorcyclist
                                                                                                                                                                                                         ereader workshops
races throughout the South.                Association (AMA) has done                                                                                                                   New ereader owners with questions about how to borrow
   “I was nervous about it (at                                                                                                                                                       ebooks from the public library can attend one of two free
                                           its part to promote the highly
first), but I trust Tristan’s                                                                                                                                                        classes at the DeLand Regional Library on Feb. 24.
                                           competitive sport.
judgment. I worry about him,                                                                                                                                                            The sessions will focus on Nooks from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and
but I support him,” said                       Lane has been recognized
                                                                                                                                                                                     Kindles from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Participants may bring their
Tristan’s mom Dalane Lane.                 locally with financial backing
                                                                                                                                                                                     ereaders and laptops. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the
   Lane, a DeLand Middle                   and support from Hurley
                                                                                                                                                                                     library.
School student, eats, sleeps               Dodge in DeLand, Jason Beck                                                                                                                  Reservations are required and may be made by calling 386-
and breathes motocross when                of Beck’s Tech in Port                                                                                                                    822-6430, ext. 115 or 116.
he’s not doing homework. On                Orange, Champions                                                                                                                            The DeLand Regional Library is open seven days a week at
weekends, he’s at the races                Motocross Team and Robert                                                                                                                 120 E. Howry Ave. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 9:30 a.m. to
with his family, meeting and               Greene of Greene Realty    .                                                                                                              7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
making friends with other                      “If you can get paid for                                                                                                              Friday and Saturday    .
families. Motocross, a family              what you love, I love                                                                                        Photos by Kathleen Rasche       Learn more about upcoming programs at Volusia County’s
sport?                                     motocross,” said Lane.                     Motocross rider Tristan Lane practices on his backyard track.                                  public library branches at volusialibrary .org or visit the
                                                                                                                                                                                     library’s Facebook page at facebook.com/volusialibrary    .


  ‘Fun-size’ dynamo sparks                                                                                                                                                                          Deltona seeks community
                                                                                                                                                                                                      input on city budget
  TCA girls’ basketball team                                                                                                                                                            Now’s your chance to let city leaders know what is most
                                                                                                                                                                                     important to you when it comes to the city’s budget. The
                                                                                                                                                                                     Deltona City Commission will offer Deltona residents the
                                                                                                                                                                                     opportunity to provide their input at the upcoming Citizens’
                              BY KATHLEEN RASCHE                                                                                                                                     Budget Forum, 9 a.m. Feb. 18 in the Commission Chambers at
                                  CORRESPONDENT                                                                                                                                      City Hall, 2345 Providence Blvd.
   DELTONA – Rick Perez probably has been wrong a few times in                                                                                                                          Staff from the City Finance Department will provide the
his life, but one of his errors is something his youngest                                                                                                                            Commission with updates on previous budget-balancing
daughter, Yasmine Perez, a seventh-grader at Trinity Christian                                                                                                                       initiatives and describe current budget challenges. Then the
Academy in Deltona, is not letting him forget. At 12 years old                                                                                                                       Commission hopes to elicit public input on budget
Perez made the TCA high school varsity basketball team this                                                                                                                          recommendations for the 2012-13 budget.
season. At just under 5-feet tall, she’s standing her ground on                                                                                                                         In addition to public input, the budget forums also are
and off the court, scoring 15 points in her first game.                                                                                                                              designed to educate citizens about the budget process. For
   “(Yasmine) brings a lot of toughness (to the team). I call her                                                                                                                    more information, call 386-878-8100.
nails. They call her ‘fun size’,” said Varsity Head Coach Hjalmar
Suarez, nodding towards the other, taller girls on the team.                                                                                                                                     Slow-pitch tourney to benefit
   Why does Perez have a point to prove? Simple, her dad never
let her play basketball before. He thought she was too little.                                                                                                                                       Deltona Little League
   “When my son (Richard) was 8-years-old and my daughter                                                                                                                               A double-elimination adult slow-pitch softball tournament is
Emily was 11 or 12, they played their first season on the                                                                                                Photo by Kathleen Rasche    set for Feb. 19 at Vann Park to benefit the Deltona Little League.
(Deltona) FBVA. After the first game Yasmine came home and                               Yasmine Perez, her sister Emily Perez and their dad, Rick Perez, after                      The tournament is about having fun while raising funds for the
said ‘I want to play basketball’. She was 5 years old,” said Perez.                      basketball practice.                                                                        spring Little League season.
He tried to talk her into dance, told her she was too small for                                                                                                                         Register by yourself or bring your own team from a local
basketball and agreed to discuss it again the following season.                          watched from the stands. But his daughter had more than                                     league of put together a team of family, friends and co-
   “After every season she would ask ‘Am I big enough yet?’ ”                            cute in mind.                                                                               workers. Cost is $5 per player. To register in advance, contact
said Perez. He continued to say no.                                                         “She’s got one speed and it’s full speed,” said Suarez.                                  Deltona Little League president Joe Anthon at
   When the youngest Perez started TCA in the fall, she                                     Though TCA is playing a tough season, win or lose                                        dllprez@yahoo.com. Registration also will be taken at 8 a.m.
convinced her mom to let her try out. Perez was surprised when                           Perez isn’t giving up her dream of playing basketball.                                      on the day of the tournament.
she made the team.                                                                          “Never give up on yourself or anybody else. Keeping                                         Each team will feature 10 players and will play at least two
   “(My wife told me), ‘every time you told her no, she’d grab a                         working for it,” said Yasmine Perez. And she isn’t going                                    six-inning games. The tournament bracket will be posted at 9
ball, peek out the window at what you were teaching (Richard                             to let her dad forget any time soon that he wouldn’t let                                    a.m. Feb. 19, with games to begin immediately following the
and Emily) and practice inside the house’,” said Perez.                                  her play .                                                                                  posting.
   At the first game, Yasmine Perez was on the starting line-up                             “Every time she has a great game she reminds me. And                                        Umpires will be provided for all games. Food and beverages
as a point guard.                                                                        when she gets famous she says she’s going to thank her                                      will be available for purchase from the concession stand,
   “I thought, that’s cute, let the little girl play,” said Perez, as he                 mom,” Perez said with a smile.                                                              which takes cash and debit/credit cards.
                                                                                                                                                                                        For more information, visit DeltonaLittleLeague.org or call
                                                                                                                                                                                     386-574-4900.

 Bulldogs sign college scholarships                                                                                                                                                                 Four Townes Rotary Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                   plans 11th Annual Riverfest
                                                                                                                                                                                        Four Townes Rotary Club’s 11th Annual Riverfest will be
                                                                                                                                                                                     from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 at Gemini Springs Park in
                                                                                                                                                                                             .
                                                                                                                                                                                     DeBary Admission is free. A suggested parking donation is $3.
                                                                                                                                                                                     The event is a family fun day of music and entertainment, local
                                                                                                                                                                                     business and non-profits displays, kids’ rides, face painting,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ,
                                                                                                                                                                                     cotton candy ribs, hamburgers and hot dogs at affordable prices
                                                                                                                                                                                     and the Rotary’s Famous Catfish dinners. Proceeds from the
                                                                                                                                                                                     festival benefit Rotary community projects, as well as children
                                                                                                                                                                                     and family programs throughout Volusia County      .

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vendors sought for
                                                                                                                                                                                                          strawberry festival
                                                                                                                                                                                        St. Jude’s Episcopal Church is looking for vendors for its 28th
                                                                                                                                                                                     Annual Strawberry Festival slated for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 17
                                                                                                                                              Photo provided by DeLand High School
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               .
                                                                                                                                                                                     on the church grounds at 815 E. Graves Ave., Orange City Space
DeLand High School honored 10 football scholars last week as they signed scholarships with various colleges. Pictured are (front from left) Sean Guy - Robert                        is about 10x10 for a $25 donation. Tables are not furnished by
Morris University, Maxwell Robertson – Robert Morris University, Taylor Dunn – Stetson University, Ryan Rodwell – Georgia Tech, Maroa White – Jacksonville                           the church and no food is to be sold at the vendor area unless
University, Tevin Gordon – Bethune Cookman University, David Taylor – Robert Morris University, Austin Reedy – Marietta College, James Ward – Wake Forest, Ter                       packaged for home use. Contact the church for an application at
Shaudney “Gator” Phillips – Bethel College; (back from left) “Bo Jangle” Rick Calkins, football coach; Ryan Smith, Paul Ryder, athletic director; Larry Beal, athletics              386-775-6200 or email stjudeschurch@embarqmail.com.
district office; Mitch Moyer, DHS principal.

				
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